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What Requires Cleaning During Fire Restoration in Destin properties?

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fire truck Call (850) 863-2552 immediately after the fire truck drives away to ensure a speedy and favorable outcome.

For Thorough Cleaning of Your Destin Home, Call SERVPRO

Cleaning is a typical restoration task after a fire incident. Although many people know this, many do not appreciate the full extent of cleaning work needed to restore the house to its preloss state. Therefore, it is possible to underestimate the resources needed for the task.

Most of the cleaning effort during fire restoration of Destin properties is likely to be expended on the removal of smoke residues. Such residues accumulate on uncovered surfaces such as walls and ceilings and hidden areas such as wall cavities and cabinet interiors. Hidden sections are likely to have more residues since convection currents tend to move smoke towards colder areas of the structure.

Before starting restorative cleaning after a fire, SERVPRO evaluates the spread patterns of residues. Our technicians also rely on their training that teaches them about smoke behavior. We offer services such as:

  • Content cleaning using regular and specialized methods such as ultrasonic cleaning
  • Removal of materials such as insulation since cleaning them is not cost-effective.
  • Surface cleaning using diverse methods including vacuuming, wet cleaning, or even soda blasting  

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach handles cleaning tasks regularly during fire restoration. Call us whenever you need assistance at (850) 863-2552.

What Resources Help Save Property after Flood Damage?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

What Does SERVPRO Do to Help Destin Residents Affected by Flood Damage?

Storms and hurricanes have had a profound influence on the history of the city. For instance, even though it is currently located on a peninsula that separates Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, the area was originally a barrier island. However, hurricanes and changing sea levels gradually connected the island to the mainland, forming the peninsula. It was also identified in a 2013 study as having a high risk of inundation compared to other cities in Florida. 

Since inundation from flooding is a typical risk in the area, residents need a solid plan to save their properties when affected. The circumstances that lead to flooding differ in each incident, and therefore the response plan must be flexible to be helpful. 

SERVPRO handles flood damage restoration professionally and is therefore well suited to respond to any incident. We have highly trained technicians and a variety of sophisticated restoration equipment to match the needs of every restoration task. Some of the standard services we offer during restoration include:

  • Content move-outs to create room for repair or minimize exposure to floodwaters
  • Structure protection through boarding up
  • Decontaminating and deodorization of the structure

What Does Water Mitigation in Fort Walton Beach Properties Involve?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO IICRC trained technician Water mitigation by SERVPRO is the way to go. Their trained IICRC technicians, and latest equipment have you covered.

For Thorough Water Mitigation Call SERVPRO to Assist 

Water exposure to your Fort Walton property can be detrimental to various materials, including natural fibers, metals, and even fabrics in your place of business. When a pipe bursts, HVAC systems malfunction, or any other leakage develops in business premises, the spilled water accumulates in many unwanted areas, causing widespread damages. 

Taking the right water mitigation steps helps Fort Walton Beach business owners minimize damages at their premises or resume operations faster. SERVPRO offers different resources to help businesses combat the effects of water intrusion, including:

  • Provision of sophisticated water removal and repair equipment
  • Use of advanced techniques to clean the affected areas
  • Safe removal of deteriorated materials

Our SERVPRO teams are made up of different professionals, including WRT, Water Restoration Technicians, and AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians that take care of different issues the water causes in the affected premises, including:

  • Rusting of steel installations
  • Rotting in wood
  • de-laminating of materials like carpets
  • Composite wooden materials swelling

When the need arises to mitigate water damage, SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach can help. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to assist you.

What Support is Necessary for Stormwater Removal from Destin Properties?

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team ready for action. Storms aftermath damages are no easy task to handle. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for their trained technicians.

When You Need Faster Resolution of Storm Damage Call SERVPRO

Storms damages Fort Walton properties, they release significant amounts of water within short durations. If such water accumulates within your property, you need to take steps to resolve the situation. You may need help because the extraction processes are labor-intensive or complicated in other ways.

SERVPRO offers all the assistance necessary to facilitate stormwater removal from Destin properties conveniently. Typical services include:

  • Rapid extraction of stagnant water
  • Teardown and rebuilding of assemblies such as walls to reach the water
  • Moisture extraction and drying of wet materials

Efficient water removal helps minimize the losses caused by storms by minimizing moisture driven deterioration of materials and reducing contamination from microbial growth. Efficiency can mean different things, including extracting water within the first 24 to 48 hours since mold development starts after that period. The removal must also reach all areas, including hidden areas such as wall and floor cavities. Our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts, drill vents, or use other techniques to open up the concealed areas.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach helps property owners in Destin manage all aspects of damage caused by storms. Call us at (850) 863-2552 for immediate assistance.

Speedy Fire Damage Restoration in Fort Walton Beach

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Restore Fort Walton Beach Properties Affected by Fires

The small city of Fort Walton Beach, located in the Florida panhandle, is known for its magnificent views and especially the white sandy beaches on the nearby Okaloosa Island. It is a year-round beach resort and fishing community. Each summer, there is the seasonal migration of people boosting the local economy.

The area has a history of settlement stretching back to prehistoric times and especially the native American culture referred to as Fort Walton Culture by archeologists that flourished in the period around 1200 - 1500. The culture was famous for intensive agricultural practices such as maize production and mound-building for ceremonies. In the more recent historical periods, various people settled in the area. The first settlers from Europe arrived in the area in the early 1800s. One of the most notable among these settlers was John Anderson, who obtained plots in 1838. The area was even referred to as Anderson before it was changed to Camp Walton around 1911.

Top Sites to Visit in Fort Walton Beach

Tourism plays a crucial role in the city for the residents as well as the government. While the emerald waters, magnificent beaches, and enjoyable golf courses draw most visitors, there are several other individual attractions that people can explore.

  • Indian Temple Mound Museum

The large 12 feet high and 223 feet wide mound is a remnant of prehistoric settlements. It is believed the mound was made in 850 CE by the Pensacola culture. Visitors enjoy a wide range of artifacts at the site and learn about the local history. Apart from the mound, there are three buildings at the facility.

  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

 The dinosaur-themed fun park offers a wide range of entertainment resources. They have games for people of all ages, including mini-golf, go-karts, and arcade games. The dinosaur section is also great to learn about them or test your knowledge levels.

  • Emerald Coast Science Center  

The center, established in 1989, is a hands-on science discovery facility that started to promote a scientifically engaged community. Visitors enjoy various attractions at the site, including learning about or petting various animals and participating in different scientific yet fun lessons.

  • The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island

For general visitors who may want to explore the magnificent sunsets at the beach, the boardwalk presents the best location. There are numerous shops and eateries in the area for those who may want to enjoy seafood. 

How Does SERVPRO Help with Fire Damage Restoration?

When a fire breaks out in Fort Walton Beach, property owners have to address several problems to restore the property to its preloss state. The processes are not only time consuming but also require the right skills to accomplish. SERVPRO provides fully equipped teams that help:

  • Move contents at the loss site safely
  • Clean heavily soiled surfaces such as walls and ceilings
  • Deodorize the property to get rid of smoke odors
  • Replace deteriorated materials such as wall panels

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach offers comprehensive fire damage restoration services in affected residences. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to assess the damage and initiate the correct response.

Destin Residents Get Gardening Tips 

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO staff and crew photo in front of SERVPRO vehicles. Water and flood damage will be a hassle for a DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water restoration services needed.

Learn Florida-Friendly Landscape Growing in Destin 

Developing a plan before planting your landscape can allow Destin property owners to embrace sustainable yards and gardens and determine plants' proper placement. This virtual class teaches the basics of planning a yard and garden and performing a site evaluation. This can enable participants to spot potential issues with drainage and correct it through landscaping, so issues like flooding can get avoided. The selection of hardy plants in the Florida growing zone can also eliminate frustration and lead to a flourishing landscape. This workshop is a virtual event and held live. Participants have the opportunity for a Q&A session after the event with the instructor, who can answer any remaining questions not covered in the seminar. 

  • Date: January 19, 2021
  • Time: 2 PM to 3:30 PM EST
  • Venue: Virtual event via Zoom, link provided at the time of registration

Destin residents trust SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for water damage issues such as flood removal. The techs arrive quickly and work to restore the property thoroughly. 

Stretch Away Anxiety in Fort Walton Beach

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team picture in the ware house. A leaky faucet or burst pipe can be a hand full. Call SERVPRO for fast and experience service to handle your problem.

Fort Walton Beach Residents Can Take Advantage of Stress-Reducing Yoga

The past year has elevated stress levels in many people to new heights. Learning to relax through yoga is an ideal way to gently help your body and mind unwind and decompress through controlled movements and breathing.

This class taught by Joyce Wu is for all levels of yoga experience, from beginner to very knowledgeable. The event takes participants through simple exercises that encompass techniques for breathing, stretches, and guided meditation. This virtual streaming event happens in the comfort of the viewer's home. It is a good idea to dim your lights and use candles or incense to create an atmosphere that is calm and peaceful. 

  • Date: January 6, 2020
  • Time:  6 PM to 7 PM PST
  • Venue: Joyce Wu teaches classes via Zoom from her studio, and participants are sent a link 30 minutes before class starts

No matter if it is a significant flooding event, backed up toilet, or a pipe break, Fort Walton Beach residents trust SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for their water extraction and restoration needs. 

Getting What You Want in Fort Walton Beach

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Mean Green Fleet. Fire damage of any size is a job for SERVPRO. We can handle from start to finish when it comes to fire damage restoration.

Virtual Seminar Highlights How to Channel Dreams in Fort Walton Beach

Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed, one of the most influential Muslim women public speakers, is giving a virtual seminar to assist people in focusing on what they want to accomplish and making it a reality. When someone is in an unhappy state of being, it is referred to in Islam as 'Dunya', it is a feeling of something that is temporary or imperfect. She uses this seminar to help participants learn to create and achieve their inner desires and make them a reality. The event will stream live, but individuals that register for the event will have access to the post-event recording to listing to for inspiration. 

  • Price: Free
  • Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm EST
  • Date: Sunday 27th December 2020
  • Venue: Virtual event, reservation needed for entry

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 helps local property owners with any size fire damage cleanup needed. The trained technicians have the skills and equipment to return the structure to normal, "Like it never even happened."

Residents In Destin Rely On SERVPRO Among Mold Removal Companies

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO front line workers. Mold damage can cause more damage than can be expected. It will cause lung problems amongst other issues. Call SERVPRO for the mold remediation.

Destin Property Owners Get Professional Assistance From SERVPRO Mold Removal Companies

Destin, situated on the Gulf-side of the State of Florida, has been a popular vacation spot and is well-known for having beautiful white sand beaches and emerald-green water. These attractive features make this city the most-visited on the Emerald Coast. This coastline is approximately 100-miles that encompasses five counties in the panhandle area of the state. While the city's population gets estimated at around 14,000, over 4-million people yearly visit the site as tourists. Along with fishing, tourism is a significant industry with local residents relying on the year-round influx of visitors for the sales of goods, services, and hospitality.

A Fisherman From the Northeast Named Destin

Fishing remains a robust trade in Destin, and the industry can trace its local roots to the founder of the city, Leonard Destin, a fishing boat captain that hailed from Connecticut. He decided the area needed a little touch of New England style and built a traditionally-designed colonial home at what is now known as the Moreno Point Military Reservation. Captain Destin's love of traditional design gets reflected in the older architecture still standing, such as the Henderson Park Inn, with hallmarks of the design style such as balance geometric shaped structures with few exterior flourishes. 

Destin Has More Fishing Vessels Than Any Other City in Florida

The fishing industry that Captain Destin saw promise in the city that bears his name still flourishes to this day. In fact, the nickname for the town is "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village." It is not uncommon for tourists to visit worldwide to sample fishing trips off the coast and sample the top-quality seafood offerings that the area is renowned for. October is a big month for this industry, with the Fishing Rodeo and Seafood Fest's annual events. 

Destin Is A Former Island

The white sand beaches that attract visitors and locals to the shores are actually not regular sand but finely ground quartz from the Appalachian Mountains. The residues from the natural wear on the mountains get carried into the Gulf of Mexico by the Apalachicola River. Eventually, the finely ground minerals wash up on the shores providing incredibly white beaches in the United States. Many people do not know that area was once a separate island located in Choctawhatchee Bay. Over time, changes in the sea level and land upheavals caused the island to connect with what would later become the state of Florida. 

Best Places to Visit in Destin

Henderson Beach State Park remains one of the top draws for visitors and locals alike. The clean, white sand beaches and campsites bring in people all year round to enjoy the serene beauty. Other points of interest include: 

  • The city's heart is a community project called The Destin Harbor Boardwalk that started 15 years ago and was finally completed in 2012. The boardwalk has a scenic design that takes visitors past bars, eateries, yacht clubs, and a fisherman's wharf.
  •  Bargains galore are in the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Over 110 designer and name-brand stores give shoppers up to 65% off retail prices every day.
  • The Zoo Gallery is one of the art museum venues to visit in Destin. This gallery has a rotating collection of art, sculpture, repurposed lazy susans, and other unique, one-of-a-kind creations. 

While fishing is a for-profit industry founded and continues to support Destin, it is also a vital industry for the tourist sector. Multiple vendors offer to sportfish and even day diving trips. There are sunset tours that involve taking a small boat out into the bay and enjoying watching the sunset over the bay for people who do not wish to fish or dive.

The Cost of Sunny Days in Destin is Hurricanes and Flooding

While the rest of the United States averages 28 inches of snow yearly, Destin gets no snow as the winter temperatures remain too warm at 40-degrees Fahrenheit. The summers are hot and humid, topping out at around 90-degrees Fahrenheit in July. Heavy storms and hurricanes from the Gulf add to the more than 60-inches of rain per year. The city has a rating as "high risk" for hurricanes, and numerous storms have impacted the areas since recordkeeping began in 1930. The hurricanes and tropical storms bring issues such as: 

  • Storm surges that bring several feet of water causing flooding
  • High winds that cause damage to structures
  • Loss of power and other utility services

What Can Destin Mold Removal Companies Do That DIY Efforts Cannot? 

When a property in Destin has a mold infestation, it needs remediation by mold removal companies. A mistake many homeowners make is looking up fast fixes online. These home remedies often eliminate the mold's visual appearance and do nothing to halt the home's problem. Until it gets remediated, the problem can continue to spread throughout the house.

SERVPRO technicians have extensive training, and this location has certification for professional mold remediation #MRSR309. Scoping the property is necessary to find moisture areas that may harbor additional mold colonies behind the walls, under flooring, and ceilings. They use devices such as infrared cameras and probes to accomplish this task. 

During the remediation process, SERVPRO techs perform specific actions to stop the potential spread of spores. Some common tactics include: 

  • Containment by placing plastic over doors and vents
  • Setup of negative air chambers to port interior air off-site
  • Removal of damaged sheetrock and insulation

Mold depends on humidity as part of its life-sustaining process. The technicians use their equipment, such as air movers and dehumidifiers, to cause the embedded moisture to get pulled out of the structure and make the environment unfavorable for the colonies. Once dried, the techs perform abatement using manual tools and HEPA-fitted vacuums to lift away the dried mold gently. Afterward, the cleaned areas' treatment with an antimicrobial sealant ensures there will be no return of the issue in the future. 

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 supports the local Destin community as the choice among mold removal companies. The trained techs use their experience and advanced equipment to make mold damage, "Like it never even happened."

See Classic Plays Like “A Christmas Carol” in Destin

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

The Emerald Coast Theatre Company Logo Join us for some holiday fun and enjoy live entertainment at The Emerald Coast Theatre Company. We look forward to seeing the community there.

Destin Residents Can Support Local Theatre Productions

The Emerald Coast Theatre Company is proud to present its rendition of the holiday classic originally penned by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, for audiences from nearby Destin. This main stage production will be shown at 560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach on December 12, 2020, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Director Patrick Barlow’s interpretation of this holiday staple is minimalist yet compelling, breathing new life into such characters as Ebenezer Scrooge, Mrs. Fezxziwig, and Tiny Tim.

Other upcoming productions from Emerald Coast Theatre Company this holiday season include:

  • A Christmas Cabaret on the Boulevard, featuring live music from Emerald Coast actors
  • The Storyteller Series, which starts in January 2021
  • A rendition of acclaimed playwright Nancy Hasty’s Florida Girls in January 2021
  • In February 2021, audiences can enjoy James Hindman’s Popcorn Falls

The Emerald Coast Theatre Company also specializes in theatre education events and productions for children and teens that families can enjoy together.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is among the fastest-responding commercial mold removal companies in Destin. Call (850) 863-2552 to begin the remediation process for your business.