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How Does a Natural Scientific Principle Like Equilibrium Impact Drying in Destin?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding Bedroom Interior Flooding is an unnatural occurrence that can be highly destructive to area residences.

Flood damage can be devastating to Destin homes, especially with the continual shift in airflow, humidity, and temperature.

After a water or flood disaster, professional restoration services hinge on experienced technicians providing more efficient solutions to harsh effects impacting Destin homes. Because flooding can quickly get out of control in susceptible properties constructed in known flood zones, elements like extraction often precede more direct drying and cleaning efforts. This process usually gets completed using multiple tools in the arsenal ranging from wet vacuums to submersible pumps.

Flood damage in Destin homes must get addressed as promptly as possible, as there are many materials and contents at stake when allowing standing water to persist. Even without direct contamination threats and overwhelming standing water situations, drying principles govern the efficiency and effectiveness of chosen equipment and practices. Experienced technicians like our SERVPRO team have a working knowledge of these essential drying principles to anticipate how varying conditions cause the environment to behave. A balance of three drying principles ensures efficient moisture removal and restoration:

    •    Airflow – Considering both the natural air movement through open space and the generated airflow from machines like air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers, regulating where air flows and what materials/spaces become impacted is vital to increasing the efficiency of drying.
    •    Temperature – Warmer temperatures are often ideal for evaporation and even most cleaning processes, as heat increases chemical reactions. Over-drying is a possibility, so temperatures should be continually monitored to ensure that they do not rise to undesirable levels that could damage materials and contents we attempt to restore.
    •    Humidity – The presence of moisture in every environment is unavoidable, but at specific percentages, relative humidity can become damaging to exposed materials and substantially slow the drying process.

How Does the Movement of Air Impact Drying Functions?
Our SERVPRO technicians must take heed of the environmental conditions in each workspace that we intend to dry. The equilibrium principles impact multiple vital factors in drying processes, including temperature, airflow, and relative humidity. With each of these factors' importance to efficient moisture removal, our technicians must remain continually aware of changing conditions caused both by the drying process and through vapor pressures and migration to even out the property.

    •    Moisture Differences – Properties are consistently seeking a balance of conditions, especially those vital to the drying process. Humid and dry spaces in the same house force air movement through materials to even out the moisture content across the open areas.
    •    Temperature Changes – When colder temperatures and warm temperatures share adjacent spaces, equilibrium is sought. Air moves through materials to regulate and balance the varying conditions.
    •    Vapor Barriers – Cooler temperatures and damp materials can prevent airflow through structural elements by creating a vapor barrier.

What Conditions Cause the Temperature to Change?
Temperature has an equal impact on the overall drying process, meaning that this is a condition that SERVPRO professionals must consistently monitor. Understanding ideal drying temperatures ensure that overdrying does not occur and that cooler conditions do not slow the evaporative process.

    •    Balance of the Environment – Often, the work zone is kept at a warmer temperature to promote faster evaporation, but this can also cause cooler rooms and areas adjacent to the drying zone to continually infiltrate this space in an attempt to equalize the overall temperature of the house.
    •    Drying Process – The evaporation of moisture trapped within the wall and flooring materials cools the immediate area. A cool air barrier can form over the affected surfaces making it more challenging to penetrate the surface for continued drying.
    •    External Factors – Open windows and doorways to cooler outside temperatures can directly impact the house's overall temperature - and thereby, the speed of drying.

Does a Present Moisture Influx Impact Drying Efficiency?
Higher humidity levels undoubtedly impact the pace and efficacy of drying methods. The greater the moisture content in the environment, the less efficient air movers and other drying equipment become. As much as air movers play a direct role in drying surface materials like drywall, flooring, and other exposed elements, moisture removal from materials often increases humidity in the room. The elevated moisture can make equipment like the low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers work harder without more beneficial results.

Flooding is an unnatural occurrence that can be highly destructive to area residences. As overwhelming as the initial circumstances might appear, our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team can provide an efficient response complete with all of the necessary tools and products. To make flood losses, “Like it never even happened,” give our rapid response team a call today at (850) 863-2552.

Can Demolition Prevent Mold Growth After Water Damage?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs installing drying mats on hardwood floor We have the expertise and equipment to restore your water damage, no matter where it occurs.

Water Exposure can Deteriorate Fort Walton Beach Homes' Structural Elements, but our SERVPRO Team can Help Prevent Worsening Conditions 

Understanding the needs of yourFort Walton Beachhome after a water disaster is not always as simple as it might seem. Surface damage is rarely the extent of the concern but is the only depth that conventional cleaning and drying approaches can reach in DIY restoration. As a leading water restoration company complete with a division of licensed general contractors, we have a comprehensive approach to meet nearly all the damaged property needs after a disaster. 

Demolition and water damage repair for Fort Walton Beach homes can be a concerning necessity for property owners. These decisions do not get made lightly and can be instrumental in reducing the severity of the structural deterioration, water migration, and absorption into porous materials. 

What Materials Require Demolition and Discarding After Water Damage?  

Certain materials are more susceptible and sensitive to water absorption and deterioration, and these include: 

  • Drywall – Sheetrock makes up the surface layer of most wall systems, and because of its high porosity, it can become overly damaged in as little as 24 hours of direct exposure. 
  • Carpeting – Carpeting and wood flooring are often the most heavily damaged, as pooling water rests on these materials.  
  • Insulation – Wet insulation should get sucked out with an insulation vacuum and reinstalled when other wall system elements get replaced.  
  • Wood Framing – As vital as wood framing can be for the structure, saturation, or even microbial growth, requires controlled demolition and repairs. 
  • Furniture – Between wood and fabric, both of these materials can deteriorate and promote microbial growth after prolonged exposure. Instead of demolition, our contractors can move these items to a safe space. 

Water losses can be a hazard to your home, but our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team can help. We are available 24/7 to dry and repair your home. Call us at (850) 863-2552. 

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How Can I Stop Severe Water Damage at My Mary Esther House?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Model home in hands SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your home needs after a water catastrophe. Give us a call right away.

With Help from SERVPRO, You Can Reduce Damages from Moisture Exposure and Learn How to Prevent Water Intrusions.

When there is water in unintended areas in your property, various kinds of damages can develop. The intruding water can originate from malfunctioning appliances, broken pipes, or roof leaks. Damages are mostly influenced by the amount of water involved and the time that passes before you take to complete removal. SERVPRO helps avail the necessary capacity to Mary Esther homeowners in terms of skills and equipment to manage water loss incidents.

What should I expect when water damages my home?

A case of water damage in your Mary Esther home can affect almost any systems and materials in your home, but some problems are more common after such incidents including:

  • Rotting of wood
  • Swelling or delaminating of composites
  • Bacteria and mold growth
  • Soiling of surfaces and materials

As you have probably figured, some of the problems are readily resolved, while others require replacement or expensive repair of the affected materials. Our SERVPRO technicians provide solutions that can improve the outcome for any type of damage that develops. For instance, our commitment is to reach affected properties within 4 hours. Therefore, when notified of a loss in time, we can perform timely water extraction and moisture control, preventing severe physical damage such as rotting or warping of wooden materials.

Since water intrusion discovery is not always immediate in every incident that affects properties, severe problems may already have developed by the time restoration starts. Our technicians help by using non-invasive methods to probe the loss site and pinpoint the exact areas where materials have deteriorated. For instance, a thermal camera identifies a wet section of the wall or floor cavity without requiring removal of the covering materials. We then use superior techniques for controlled demolition, limiting the destruction done to the property as part of the restoration.

What typically delays the discovery of water damage?

Spilled water is easy to notice on an open surface, such as the floor. However, if the water originates from an enclosed area such as a wall or ceiling space, it might take time to identify. If you are not conversant with the early signs of water intrusion, the damage can develop unabated over an extended period. Some typical signs that can help you identify hidden water intrusions early enough include:

  • Walls and ceilings having a spongy feel
  • Finishes such as paint or wallpaper bubble or start peeling
  • Musty odors
  • Stains or patches on surfaces

Delayed detection of water intrusion can also happen if the property is unoccupied during the water spill. Vacationing is one of the main reasons people leave properties unoccupied, and from experience, we have noticed that many water spills tend to happen at such times. Our SERVPRO technicians can give you useful tips that can help limit the chances of water intrusion during your future vacations. Some of the general ideas include:

  • Turning off the valve in the main supply line
  • Turning up the thermostat but leaving the AC on
  • Lowering the temperature of the water or activating vacation mode
  • Adding antifreeze to the toilets

Such steps help prevent damage in many ways. For instance, turning off the main supply line eliminates cuts down the amount of water that can be released into the house in case of a leak from thousands of gallons to a minimal amount. Sometimes water damage can originate from indirect water sources such as condensation. Regulating the heat levels in the house by changing thermostat settings ensures that condensation does not happen on the days you are away from your property.

Is it possible to stop damages after the water is released?

Once the water breaches your property, some damages are instant. What you can hope for is to prevent advanced issues. Some advanced problems can develop because of the extended exposure of materials to moisture or improper restoration procedures. For instance, in a couple of days or weeks, wet wood rots or develops physical changes such as warping. On the other hand, rough water extraction procedures can contribute to carpets delaminating

Our SERVPRO technicians help expedite water removal processes by using superior water extraction equipment such as wet vacs and water extractors. Removing all standing water within the first 24 hours halts most of the deterioration that leads to secondary damages. We also take precautions to avoid damaging materials during restoration. For instance, we use separate types of wands when extracting water from hard surfaces and carpeted areas. For the hard surfaces, we use squeegee wands, which cannot scratch the surface. 

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach has extensive experience dealing with damages caused by water intrusion. Call us (850) 863-2552 to help you restore your home to its preloss state. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

There Is Mold in My Fort Walton Beach My Restaurant -- What Can Be Done?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees Outside office with trucks in the background Here is the SERVPRO Team that can mitigate and remediate mold damage in Your Fort Walton Beach Place of Business.

SERVRPRO Has Trained and Experienced Mold Remediation Specialists Who Can Mitigate Mold Damage

A good reputation in Fort Walton Beach draws customers to your restaurant. With all the restaurant competition in the Florida Panhandle, you do not need anything to cause you downtime.

 Can You Stop the Spread of the Mold?

 If you discover a mold problem in your kitchen or storeroom area, it should send you looking at mold removal companies in Fort Walton Beach. When considering a company, make sure they have the training required to deal with the situation. SERVPRO has the technicians to mitigate the damage and stop the spread. We are licensed mold remediation experts – Contractor Licenses: Mold Remediation: MRSR309, MRSR377.

Removing Mold Contamination

There are various mold removal methods, and each depends on the affected material. Nonporous material can usually be cleaned. Porous items that show signs of visible mold growth often need to be removed. The remediation process can include:

  • Porous material – If fabrics, drywall, carpeting, or insulation have active mold growth; it is usually removed.
  • Nonporous material – Glass, metals, and plastics are examples of nonporous material. HEPA vacuuming is used if the surface is dry. If the mold is growing in a layer of soils, damp wiping with a detergent solution can be utilized.
  • Semiporous materials – Wood and concrete fall into this category. Damp wiping, wire brushing, and other abrasive methods often get used to clean the affected areas.

Mold Spores

Mold spores are everywhere. It is when they get exposed to moisture for an extended amount of time that the problems transpire. Settled spores can be removed by HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping even on porous material, inhibiting further spread.

Moisture Removal

Since moisture is required for mold and mildew to spread, it is vital to dry the impacted area. Because air movers are often used in the drying process and can spread mold spores, this step may be postponed until containment and mold removal gets completed.  Removing damaged materials speeds up the drying process, and certain dehumidifiers can be used. 

Mold can cause health effects for your employees and customers. Minor water intrusions can cause infestations. If you suspect you need to look at mold removal companies, do so immediately. The more time needed for cleaning, the longer your restaurant is closed. This means lost revenue.

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for expert mold remediation service.

How do I Know if Flooding Weakened my Walls in My Mary Ester Home?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

Living room carpet flooding Decontamination of your home is just as necessary as restoring normal humidity levels.

Call a Professional Water Restoration Service to Assess the Damage to Your Mary Ester Home

Flooding in your home in Mary Ester can be quite overwhelming, particularly when you don't know what to look for in terms of damage. You may think that extracting water is all you need to do to bring your home back to mint condition, but it is not enough. A professional team can point out any areas of risk in your home to take timely action and protect your family from future complications.

If you live in Mary Ester, your flood damage needs are essential to us at SERVPRO. Let our expert crew guide you as we assess how far the water made it into your home. When water disasters occur, most homeowners do not realize that structural elements in their homes may be vulnerable. The spread of bacteria and even the growth of mold can become a reality if humidity is not put under control.

How do I protect my walls from flood damage?

Our SERVPRO team takes inventory of the damage in your home and plans the equipment and techniques we need. Controlling excess moisture is crucial to our success, so equipment such as dehumidifiers, air movers, and water extractors are standard in our restoration jobs. As we document the process, we pay close attention to the presence of bacteria and hidden water deposits so we can take care of them. This documentation can be beneficial as you connect with your insurance company to file a claim. Meanwhile, to protect your walls, we may take some of the following steps depending on your needs:

    •    Replacing drywall sections as needed and repainting
    •    Preparing the area for other contractors that may need to come in
    •    Disinfecting all areas of your home to avoid the growth of bacteria

Decontamination of your home is just as necessary as restoring normal humidity levels. Our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is at your service to help you restore your home. Call us day or night at (850) 863-2552 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO For Fire Damage Remediation?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire We can get your property back to the state it was in before the unfortunate incident.

We Help Fort Walton Beach Residents Return To Normal After Fire Damage.

Fort Walton Beach homeowners are often concerned about what will happen to their house after a fire. It is terrifying if a fire starts in your home, and of course, your initial response is to call in the firefighters and make sure the blaze is out. 

However, after your Fort Walton Beach home is secure after fire damage, it is time to think about the cleanup process. Cleanup and remediation remove soot damage and lingering odors so that your house feels like your own once more. Restoration is an essential step in making your home suitable to live in, and it also helps you feel calmer and more at peace there because it does not look so fire damaged.

What Does Fire Damage Remediation Entail?

People sometimes think fire damage remediation means cleaning off visible soot stains. However, there is much more to fire damage remediation than scrubbing surfaces. Fire damage services include:

An initial assessment of the situation is a vital first step in determining what has happened and how much restoration work is needed

Securing your home with tarps and boards if necessary so that it is safe to carry out our work and your home is protected as much as possible

Extracting any water that remains from the extinguishment efforts to ensure moisture cannot seep into your belongings or cause mold growth

Thoroughly cleaning all soot damaged items and surfaces using a range of wet and dry cleaning methods

Sanitizing fire-damaged items, so they are safe for use

Every remediation project ends with deodorization so that your home smells clean once more, and carrying out minor and major repairs to make your house structurally sound.

Why Is SERVPRO The Best Choice For Restoration?

Fire damage cleanup is a complex process. SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is the best choice for restoration due to our highly trained technicians and the full range of equipment we have at our disposal.

We do not stop at cleaning away soot. Our remit is to work on your home until it reaches its pre-fire condition to resume your life. We follow a proven series of steps, as outlined above, to take care of every aspect of restoration. Our teams handle everything from emergency boarding up through to removing lingering smoky smells.

Some companies are too quick to discard items or replace damaged structures within the home. We put our focus on restoring rather than replacing wherever possible. Restoration is ultimately more cost-effective for you and can help you return to your home more quickly, while still keeping the focus firmly on safety and security.

How Well Trained Are SERVPRO Teams?

We are proud to say that each SERVPRO technician is thoroughly trained, thanks to our extensive employee training program. Our program includes:

Initial training at our corporate training facility – this is a hands-on fifteen-day course

IICRC certification to keep us in line with industry standards

Employee certification training

E-training and ongoing education to ensure our teams stay at the top of their game

Our practical and ongoing training means you can rely on our technicians to efficiently and professionally handle your fire damage restoration. We keep up to date on industry standards and best practices and keep all team members informed.

Our thorough training gives our teams the edge and equips them to assess each situation and determine the course of action that will have the best outcome.

 What Aspects Of Fire Cleanup Can SERVPRO Help Me With?

Customers are often surprised by just how much our teams can help them.

We do not only clean your walls and floors but also take care of chairs, sofas, drapes, tables and any other furniture that got damaged in the fire

We assess personal belongings such as clothes and advise on what to save and what to toss

We can help with lingering moisture residue due to firefighting efforts

If you need to move out of your home, we assist with the pack up and move out process

We sanitize and disinfect your home as needed

We equip our teams with everything from smoke meters and water pumps to air scrubbers and industrial-strength cleaning materials. No matter the extent of the damage to your home, our people have the knowledge and equipment necessary to restore it.

Our teams take care of fire damage remediation from top to bottom, which means you do not have to call in any other professionals. We do everything for you, so you do not need to stress out.

If you need help with fire damage remediation, choose SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach. Give us a call at (850) 863-2552.

Is It Necessary to Have Professional Restorers Cleanup After a Fire in My Fort Walton Beach Home?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment stacked inside warehouse Should fire damage your home, SERVPRO is ready to handle the damage. This is just some of the equipment we have at our disposal to restore your home.

Why SERVPRO? Corrosive and Toxic Residues Pose Significant Dangers During Fire Damage Mitigation and Remediation in Fort Walton Beach -- We Can Help 

No one expects the average homeowner to understand how hazardous the structural surface and contents contamination is when fire residues spread through a Fort Walton Beach residence. Ordinary household objects like electrical cords, insulation, treated wood, and plastics, among other materials, transform during combustion. Chemical changes send carcinogenic compounds to disperse in hot air currents. At the same time, highly-acidic and corrosive soot attaches to walls, ceilings, counters, furnishings, and more, immediately beginning to break down materials. Understanding these processes and how to intervene safely to save structural components and contents is why our company exists. 

What Can I Expect When I Ask for Help? 

Fire damage in Fort Walton Beach shows its effects nearly instantaneously, why our local crews are the key to an efficient response. Our local presence pairs with a second-to-none best practices training program and resources, permitting us to reach out to our nationwide partners. We arrive ready to assess, plan, and implement, offering you the best chance to halt the fire damage and return your home to “Like it never even happened.” 

Why SERVPRO for Safe and Effective Results?

Rigorous training in evaluating fire residues and the most efficient way to remove them is why SERVPRO delivers a clean, sanitized, and deodorized result safely and in less time than you thought possible. Our crews master the theory and the techniques for safe yet effective cleaning during coursework from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We then put this training to the tasks at hand, relying on scientifically vetted strategies. Safety is paramount, first to protect you and your family, and second to keep our technicians healthy and able to remediate your property. 

Fast response, trained restorers, and cutting-edge equipment are reasons why SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is a disaster recovery industry leader. Call for an expert assessment and immediate implementation of a restoration plan at (850) 863-2552. 

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Can My Fort Walton Beach Housekeeping Crew Adequately Cleanup After Fire Damage?

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

"Need help?" No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Rely on the Experience, Training, and Equipment of SERVPRO After Fire Damage -- Fort Walton Beach Businesses Need Assurances Toxic Residues Are Eradicated through Professional Best Practices.

Perhaps to limit costs or not to embarrass your valued cleaning staff, you are considering delegating to them the management of a lobby fire in your Fort Walton Beach hotel. Before you cross that line, consider the responsibility you ask your staff to accept. Daily cleaning products and equipment are inadequate to clear away smoke and soot soiling. Plus, the residues on surfaces and air quality in the affected area expose both your staff and your guests to unacceptable risks from toxins created during the blaze.

What Differences Can I Expect When Fire Cleanup Professionals Take Over?

Fire damage at your Fort Walton Beach inn can include much more than merely soot cleanup. Because of the chance of the following needing attention, our multi-certified technicians can step in at every stage of recovery:

  • Water removal and structural drying

Sprinkler systems and firefighting water need extraction, and materials need drying.

  • Airborne residue containment

Fire consumes whatever is in its path, causing normally harmless materials to chemically change into harmful airborne substances, needing containment with plastic sheeting and filtering with negative pressure air scrubbers.

  • Inspection to locate and trained assessment of fire residues and cleaning methods

Soot moves on air currents, and then attaches to surfaces, requiring trained technicians to match products and techniques for successful removal.

Who Offers These Specialized Fire Damage Remediation Services?

SERVPRO is proud to offer fire damage restoration for commercial and residential customers as one of its core services. We are confident we can get your business back on track with our top-notch employees, products, and equipment.

Take the opportunity to leverage the years of experience and the training and equipment held by SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach when fire damages your lodging business. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to discuss how we can contain and remediate the damage, potentially while keeping unaffected sections of your hotel open for guests.

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How Does Water Cleanup Affect Indoor Air Quality in Mary Ester?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up Photo Of Flooded Floor In Kitchen From Water Leak SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach can help you manage all aspects of water loss.

SERVPRO Understands How Different Factors Influence Air Quality and Addresses Them during Water Cleanup in Mary Ester

Cleaning up a house after a water spill takes more than extracting pools of water. Failure to take other preventive and restorative steps can lead to several problems, including the development of indoor air quality problems. When our SERVPRO crews respond to water loss incidents in Mary Ester, we perform thorough cleanup to eliminate or prevent any problems.

How does a water spill lead to problems with air quality?

When performing water cleanup in Mary Ester properties, our SERVPRO technicians are aware that the presence of moisture or the processes used to clean dirty areas within the property can end up causing air quality problems. Some factors that influence indoor air quality include:
    •    Humidity
    •    Temperature
    •    Noxious chemicals
    •    Microbial development

Although you might not notice higher humidity, you might experience eye irritation, nasal stuffiness, or other discomforts. Evaporation of spilled water increases the humidity levels in the house. Even after extracting all standing water, any wet materials in the house still contribute to higher humidity levels. Drying all materials and surfaces is, therefore, crucial during cleanup of water damaged properties.

Sometimes the wetness may be out of sight, hidden in wall cavities or even subfloors creating an unexplainable humidity problem. Our technicians rely on advanced equipment to diagnose such problems. For instance, a thermo-hygrometer helps identify rooms with higher humidity levels, thus helping narrow down the likelihood of hidden moisture in the area. We also use thermal cameras to help pinpoint the wet sections behind concealment. After identifying the wet areas, we perform controlled demolition to reach the hidden moisture and clean up the area.

Can restoration of a clean water loss involve noxious chemicals?

Clean water leaks are easier to clean up since they do not contaminate materials or contents in the house. In theory, extraction and drying are the only actions necessary. However, from the previous experiences we have had resolving such water spills, indirect soiling still occurs. Running dyes, rust, and microbial growth can happen, leading to deep soiling of fabrics, upholstery or carpets.
Cleaning such soiling necessitates several processes, including agitation of the surfaces and the use of chemicals, which help dissolve, suspend, or loosen the soils. Mixing different types of chemicals, especially when a particular soil proves challenging to remove, can lead to noxious fumes. Another problem is the inadequate rinsing of the cleaned areas, thus leaving traces of the chemicals embedded within the materials. Such traces can result in the development of bad odor in the house. Our SERVPRO technicians take precautions not to mix some substances known to react with each other, including:
    •    Vinegar and bleach
    •    Ammonia and bleach
    •    Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar

In case there is a need to mix two products that react chemically producing fumes, our technicians wear respirators for protection against inhaling the dangerous gases. After cleaning contents such as carpets or upholstery, we ensure to rinse them thoroughly before drying them. We also ventilate the cleaned areas to remove any odor remnants in the air.

Can I control microbial growth during the cleaning process?

Microbial growth is the process that leads to mold infestation in properties. It can also turn a clean water loss to a greywater loss. Unlike other problems such as soling or staining, microbial growth is a natural process, so most of the factors that support it are already in place before the water spill. Controlling microbial growth is possible through:
    •    Expedited water removal
    •    Applying antimicrobial agents
    •    Immediate removal of mold residues

If you notice the water spill in good time, it is possible to prevent mold development by expediting water removal and drying the premises. Mold starts developing within 24-48 hours after the water loss incident. When you call our SERVPRO technicians to your premises, we try to expedite removal by using several units of equipment such as extractors, air movers and dehumidifiers eliminating the moisture problem, “Like it never even happened.”

Since it might not be feasible to dry all wet materials within a few hours, the risk of mold development from residue moisture persists. Applying antimicrobial products in the areas we clean helps stop or delay such growth, ensuring that we complete drying before any problems develop.
Addressing the different factors that contribute to the state of the indoor air quality at your house eliminates chances of severe problems developing later on. When problems develop fully, they necessitate full deodorization and ventilation, among other processes, to restore standard indoor air quality in the house.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach can help you manage all aspects of water loss. Call us any time at (850) 863-2552 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Can I Do About the Fire Damage in My Home?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Matches/Fire Let our experienced SERVPRO teams help get your home back from fire damage.

If You Need Fire Damage Restoration Services, Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach! 

A small mistake could lead to fire damage on your Fort Walton Beach property. A candle left unattended could turn into a blaze, or a small kitchen fire could get out of hand. No matter what accident causes the fire on your property, you should reach out for professional help immediately. 

Here at SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach, we care about the fire damage on your property, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. To us, it doesn't make a difference if the fire was large or small- we're still available to help you when you need it. 

The Fire Left Soot on My Walls, What Can SERVPRO Do to Fix That? 

SERVPRO technicians are expertly trained and understand soot in and out. If your walls have a lot of soot on them, we can: 

  • Use EPA-registered cleaning agents 
  • Use sealant paints to lock odors
  • Remove the drywall in worst-case scenarios 

Soot stains can be tricky, as you must know what burned to break them down at a chemical level. However, our technicians are trained to know the difference and can apply the necessary technique to remove most stains. 

What Devices Can SERVPRO Use to Remove the Smell of Fire Damage? 

A Fire can leave behind unpleasant malodors. However, our SERVPRO techs can use a few different devices to neutralize the scents, such as: 

  • Hydroxyl generators 
  • Thermal foggers
  • Ozone machines 

Depending on how severe the fire damage is on your property, our technicians can use the appropriate device. For example, ozone machines are only used when the fire was so severe that residents cannot be inside of the house. Thermal foggers tend to be used in smaller, more concentrated, spaces. 

If your home needs fire damage restoration, do not wait. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach by calling (850) 863-2552. Our technicians are always available to help you. 

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