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

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

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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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Is Water Damage Lingering in Your Destin Business Warehouse?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

water damage restoration in destin florida business Water damage to your commercial warehouse can be devastating.

SERVPRO's Fast Water Damage Restoration Services Can Keep Your Warehouse and Potential Profits from Corroding

The amount of metal making up the surfaces and structures in a warehouse in the Destin area seems unimportant most of the time. Once an incident involving water flooding the facility happens, all of that metal can begin corroding. Corrosion can cause the paint to peel, surfaces to become hazardous due to its roughness, and even lose strength in platforms and stairways.  

SERVPRO can help keep your warehouse safe by providing commercial water removal services in Destin that do more than merely dry the floors. Our services require the use of heavy-duty equipment and machines to pull moisture out of hidden areas and get your business completely dry, which includes your inventory, equipment, and products. We understand that each component of your operations plays a crucial part every day, so we strive to get things back to normal for you, “Like it never even happened.”  

Our specialists choose between different water extraction devices, including our large and powerful submersible pumps that come mounted on one of our Green Fleet's trucks. They can also opt for smaller devices that pull water left on floors in hallways, closets, and other small areas up through the handheld unit and flexible, non-binding tubing and into an easy-to-empty canister. No matter the amount of water on your floors, SERVPRO has the equipment to get the job done.  

Our desiccant machines continue the process by extracting water vapor from the air. As we dry out any dampness held in walls or other locations with your air movers, previously trapped moisture ends up in the air. As the water vapor gets drawn through the desiccant machines, it removes the water and releases only dry air back into your factory.  

When metal structures sit in a damp environment, corrosion can begin breaking down the surface's smoothness as it oxidizes. Removing this extra moisture can prevent this from happening, but it often requires that we wipe everything down with absorbent cloths designed to extract moisture quickly. Our ability and skill in efficient teamwork help us accomplish this quickly. The application of protective sprays that arrest corrosion work well, and only require another team member or two to add substantial protection where needed.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach helps different business types in the areas around Valpariso, Eglin, and Niceville. Call us at (850) 863-2552 when your factory, warehouse, or other setting needs water removal services to stay up and running.

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Flood Damage In Your Fort Walton Beach Commercial Property

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

flooded home If your business ever suffers from a broken window as a result of a storm, call SERVPRO.

Commercial Flood Damage In Fort Walton Beach Can Get Caused By High-Speed Winds

Anyone from the Fort Walton Beach region or anywhere in Florida for that matter knows that the state can often see heavy hitting winds blowing through town. When the wind blows hard, and the gusts get high in speed, an object can become airborne and strike your glass shop, which could cause your business commercial flood damage.

When the wind picks up during a storm, it can blow branches off of trees, dirt, or landscaping rocks to fly into your company's building's windows. Commercial flood damage in Fort Walton Beach often gets caused by windows breaking due to high-speed winds. Once a hole in your structure occurs, the interior of your glass store can start to retain moisture, and many of your contents and building materials can get wet. The rocks or branches that broke your window could also ruin some of your glass bulk or products.

Once the exterior shell of your structure gets breached, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can start mitigating your storm-related issues by first securing your structure. If it continues to rain and your building is exposed to the outdoors, rainwater can keep entering your store and cause your business more problems.

For example, if moisture enters your place of business through a broken window, our SERVPRO technicians can board up and seal the opening with plastic so that no more rainwater can keep getting into your glass shop. We can then take other preventative measures to seal your building from the outdoors, like putting sandbags on each of your lower door seals. If the wind blew something into your roof, then we can temporarily seal it until we can get the problem repaired by a certified roofer.

Once our SERVPRO team secures your building and keeps H2O from entering, we then begin assessing the situation. We conduct an initial inspection to see what items inside your store we can save and which items must get removed and replaced. In some cases, many of your affected contents and building materials can be saved through our extraction and applied structural drying procedures.

If your business ever suffers from a broken window as a result of a storm, call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 24 hours a day.

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As a Destin Hotel Owner, Do You Understand How Quickly Mold Can Spread and What To Do if it Does?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Destin beach hotel mold damage Guests expect a great smelling, clean room which is free of mold. Should your hotel suffer from a mold infestation, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand How Quickly a Hotel Mold Infestation can Spread and Has the Tools for Mold Remediation

Destin sits on the Florida panhandle, saltwater and beaches in all directions. Our climate is hot and humidity is high, but the views are glorious, creating the perfect environment for visitors from around the country and world. Unfortunately, other wayfarers invade guest rooms and common areas -- mold spores that grow into full-blown colonies with a little moisture. Our skilled technicians and specialized equipment are on your side as you evict these unwanted stowaways.

Your goal is to offer comfortable lodgings for your guests to enjoy the local ambiance. Destin commercial mold damage makes your hotel feel, look, and smell uninviting, and the presence of mold growth can be a violation of health regulations. Mold abatement is necessary to bring your facility into compliance. Your housekeeping staff does not have the specific skills, tools, and products our mold remediation crews have available.

Liquid diluted bleach mixtures are often the choice of cleaning staff to rid surfaces of mold. SERVPRO technicians avoid this approach as it frequently does no more than fade the mold staining. The bleach often does not reach far enough into a contaminated material to get at all the fungi while the water mixed into the bleach fuels additional mold growth.

SERVPRO uses a multi-step protocol developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remediate a mold damage scenario:

  • Contain the moldy area for safety and to prevent the spread of spores and debris with physical barriers and often a negative pressure air scrubbing system.
  • Remove the mold by mechanical means -- scraping, brushing, wiping, and advanced technology like soda blasting.
  • Clean up all debris with HEPA filtered vacuums.
  • Treat the affected areas with EPA registered antimicrobials.

To avoid mold damage after remediation, managing moisture is essential. When water or even high humidity persists on or near organic surfaces (wood, fabric, drywall, insulation, and more) for 24 to 48 hours, mold damage is possible. Stress to your employees that immediate cleanup and drying of all water events, large or small, is essential to limit the chance of mold damage.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach has the products, equipment, and highly-qualified technicians to remediate mold damage in your seaside hotel. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to schedule an evaluation.

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We Get You Back In Business In Fort Walton Beach After A Flood

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

A room covered in water and debris after a flood We are ready 24/7 for any size disaster. We bring our state of the art equipment, expertise and experience to any size disaster. Call us right away.

Commercial Flood Damage Restoration In Fort Walton Beach Can Involve Contaminated Water

During this time of the year, the Fort Walton Beach area can get hit by storms that bring high-speed winds and extreme rains. When the rain pours in large amounts over a short amount of time, your office could become the victim of excessive commercial flood damage. Any time moisture enters your office building from the outdoors; there is always a chance it could be contaminated.

When working on your commercial flood damage project in Fort Walton Beach, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to ensure safety for the occupants of your office and our workers. If rainwater leaks into your office complex from the roof, there is a chance that it could be contaminated, so it is considered a category two situation. However, if muddy moisture comes in from the ground when the rain got deep outside, it can be classified as a category three problem because the dirt in the ground most likely contains harmful microorganisms.

When working with category two or three flood damage scenarios, our SERVPRO team takes extra caution to sanitize any affected areas inside your office and prevent any spread of the contamination. When working in your office, we know that different rooms can contain various flooring materials. Some of your offices could have carpet whereas areas like your bathrooms and perhaps your break room could be coated with linoleum or tile. Porous materials like your carpets must get removed when affected by contaminated H2O, but we can often save other types of flooring with extraction and drying procedures.

If we do need to remove your carpets, we can establish engineering controls before any demolition work begins. Since we know that contaminants can spread by things such as foot traffic, air movement, debris removal, or equipment movements, we control the affected area so that harmful particles cannot spread to previously unaffected regions of your office building. We can prevent the spread of many of the harmful microorganisms present by establishing a containment chamber within the affected regions of your office. We can then set up an air scrubber to create negative air pressure within the chamber so that the airborne particles get trapped in the scrubber's HEPA filter.

If you ever need help at your company's office after a vicious rainstorm strikes your neighborhood, call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 24/7.

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Commercial Fire Damage In Your Fort Walton Beach Factory

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

fire causing damage to property SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach provides mitigation and restoration services to businesses throughout Destin, Mary Ester, and Niceville.

Commercial Fire Damage caused by Other Disasters in Your Fort Walton Beach Factory

Flooding, torrential storms, and hurricanes can soak the interior of your factory in Fort Walton Beach, including the electrical system. When destruction also includes gas leaks, the situation becomes substantially worse. Explosions can result from such combinations, making normal operations so hazardous they must cease until mitigation resolves the crisis.

Multiple disasters affecting a factory in Fort Walton Beach, including commercial fire damage, makes working conditions extremely unsafe and can ruin valuable merchandise. SERVPRO works in teams and knows how to provide the services needed to clean up a factory and make it safe. Our inventorying system can provide you with accurate accounting, as well. We put our experience and training together, work in teams, and always keep you informed of the entire process and the progress we make.

Fire damage related to flooding or other horrific weather events can affect areas that otherwise might not have burned. Flames spread through areas of least resistance, and wherever fuel like boxes and plastics help keep the fire going. All this can start from a small spark at a soaked electrical panel, or from ruptured gas lines. When gas lines leak, we must wait until the utility company gives us the approval to commence mitigation work. As soon as this is granted, we start returning your facility to its preloss condition.

Restoring electrical power as part of fire damage in your factory is crucial toward recovering, and we can provide the work needed to get power back on and safe again. Until the electrical power does get restored, however, we can provide our own. A swift recovery is especially vital to reducing any additional losses related to existing fire damage.

Clearing damaged inventory out and cleaning up soot layers from surfaces helps immensely, but SERVPRO addresses any other types of damage, as well. Working with you to mitigate all types of damage makes recovery faster and more cost-effective.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach provides mitigation and restoration services to businesses throughout Destin, Mary Ester, and Niceville. When fire damage makes normal operations risky and dangerous for your employees, call (850) 863-2552 for the highly trained restoration experts near you.

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How to Succeed With Mary Ester Commercial Fire Damage Disasters

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

restaurant with long table Your customers want to know that they can count on your restaurant being open for get togethers. Contact SERVPRO in case of fire damage.

Addressing Fire Damage At Your Restaurant In Mary Ester

Restorers in Mary Ester provide emergency services designed to protect both the loss site and human health after a fire. A restorer’s immediate objective involves the prevention of secondary damage, removal of possible hazards, and preparation mitigation and restoration.  

When dealing with fire damage at your restaurant in Mary Ester, you want access to a restoration company that operates 24-hours a day. Emergency services are actions performed immediately following an event that helps reduce your losses and the overall costs associated with your claim.

Every fire loss situation is unique; SERVPRO trains in a variety of emergency services developed to adjust to different situations. Our technicians have the following emergency services at their disposal that may or may not come into play during your restoration process.

  • Thorough Building Inspections – Our team evaluates the loss site, checking for safety and health hazards. 
  • Board Up & Roof-Tarp Service – Using a variety of methods to secure the property and prevent intrusions.
  • Structural Drying – We use a variety of extraction and drying equipment to remove excess water used to extinguish flames. 
  • Establish Emergency Electricity – Our team uses equipment to provide temporary power to the site for lighting and heat.
  • Deodorization Services – We use fogging equipment and air scrubbers to make the degree of smoke odors present more habitable during restoration.
  • Initial Cleaning – We pre-clean carpets, and furniture to remove the heaviest soot, acidic residue from porcelain and metals, and dispose of charred materials. 
  • Pest Extermination – The extermination of infestations before packing, inventorying, or cleaning. 

At SERVPRO, we understand that some of you may want to start right away. However, the wrong cleaning action can hinder the effectiveness of restorers' actions often leading to permanent damage. Pay close attention to a few tips to help reduce this possibility:


  • Wash any walls.
  • Attempt to clean carpet or upholstered furniture.
  • Send clothing with smoke residues to your dry cleaners.
  • Operate electrical appliances or equipment.


  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on carpeting and upholstered furniture.
  • Limit your movement in and out of the property.
  • Keep your hands clean.
  • If your electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator and prop the doors open. 
  • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom fixtures with a light coating lubricant.
  • You can wash plants, both sides of the leaves, with fresh water.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach for access to 24-hour fire damage cleanup and restoration. (850) 863-2552

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We Have Cutting Edge Equipment To Handle Water Removal In Destin

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water on a wooden floor in a commercial building We have state of the art equipment to dry and remove water in your business. We can handle any job big or small so call us right away.

The Challenges of Water Removal for Destin Hotels

Many obstacles exist for Destin hotels when plumbing breaches or sprinkler malfunctions occur that can leave areas of your facility contending with several inches of standing water. Addressing these hurdles is often more challenging and overwhelming than you might expect, exceeding the abilities and expertise of your maintenance or custodial team. Even with the experience of our SERVPRO team, we can still expect challenges in restoring massive structures with hundreds of connected units like your hotel.

With standing water, the priority for even our experienced restoration specialists is water removal for the Destin business. We have premier extraction equipment designed to remove standing water at a continual rate, ensuring that we are removing this threat as efficiently as possible. We have obstacles to overcome in the complete restoration of your hotel, however.

Drying Structural Cavities

Addressing this problem can be one of the first hurdles that our professionals endure, as structural cavities can become equally affected by the water loss. With plumbing hidden between the many rooms available throughout your hotel, large areas of these structural cavities can contend with standing water before the effects bleed out into the rooms and trafficked areas of the building. Flood cuts are often a valid route to take as they provide access to the standing water for extraction and drying, and allow reconstruction to happen much more quickly.


As much as we might want standing water to stay in one place for the most effortless extraction and recovery process, this is never the case. We must expect water to spread out as far as it can, affecting multiple rooms and areas before we can successfully utilize our premier extraction tools like sump pumps and light wands to remove it.


Because many area hotels go beyond two stories, addressing water removal at higher elevations can be a challenge for our SERVPRO team. In most situations, we utilize our portable options like wet-vacs and submersible pumps, as our truck-mount extractors in the Green Fleet would require long-reaching hoses and discharges to remove water from upper floors successfully.

We can expect there to be obstacles that we must overcome for extraction of your hotel, but our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team can utilize our cutting-edge equipment and extensive experience to make these losses “Like it never even happened.” You can reach our rapid response team 24/7 by calling (850) 863-2552.

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We Can Help You Take Quick Action To Get Back To Business After A Fire Disaster

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

We pride ourselves on our fast response time, and are available 24/7. We have the experience, equipment, and training to handle any fire damage job.

Your Hair Salon is on Fire!

Part of living the American Dream is being successful at owning your business. Imagine that you work hard, put in your time in getting licensed, and have managed to raise the capital needed to open your beauty salon. You have insurance coverage in case of an accident, but never think that you will use it. One day you face fire damage as the result of flammable beauty products catching on fire. Even if your insurance policy is in place to protect you, it is essential to move quickly and enlist professional help to restore your salon as soon as possible.

All business owners in Destin are vulnerable to fire damage to their establishments. Even small fires can break out in the blink of an eye and leave your shop compromised and unproductive, making life quite challenging. SERVPRO can help you take quick action to return your salon to normal; all you need to do is call our 24/7 hotline and allow us to partner with you in the restoration process.

Friends and family will offer their time and talent to help you clean up after the fire. Although muscle and elbow grease are welcome, it is crucial that a fire restoration technician (FRT) such as ours guides the process. Depending on the severity of the fire damage our SERVPRO crew may implement different approaches to remediate the damage. For example:

-Dry/wet cleaning
-Air purification
-HEPA vacuums

These are but a few of the techniques available to our staff as they clean and restore your salon. Aside from isolating damaged areas and inventory from those unaffected by the fire, we focus on mitigating your losses in terms of time and money.

Fire damage should not put an end to your American dream. Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 and let us leave your shop “Like it never even happened.”

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You Can Count On Our Flood Damage Experts To Save Your Fort Walton Beach Property

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Call us any time at (850) 863-2552 and let us leave your shop “Like it never even happened.”

Is Insurance Enough For Flood Damage In Fort Walton Beach?

If you have a business in Fort Walton Beach, you are probably well acquainted with your insurance broker and have reviewed your flood policy often over the past few years. Hurricanes and heavy rains have left us extra cautious when it comes to flood damage, and we try to protect against it as much as possible. However, an excellent policy does not necessarily entail fast and timely restoration services. It is still up to the business owner to act quickly and avoid unnecessary loss.

SERVPRO is a leader in commercial flood damage in our Fort Walton Beach community. We specialize in water cleanup and restoration we strive to protect your business. As our team arrives at your store, we assess the extent of the damage and move your belongings, including pertinent inventory, to an area designated as safe, where we can protect it from the consequences of it being exposed to flood waters. At the same time, we remove materials such as carpets and upholstery and dispose of them according to environmental regulations. Floodwaters can be loaded with microorganisms that permeate porous surfaces, which is why we remove them from your store as soon as we can.

Our SERVPRO technicians pay close attention to the surfaces we clean, disinfect, and deodorize. Although striving to eliminate all moisture from the air as soon as possible seems like a good idea, it actually can cause more damage to some surfaces, such as wood. This is why we use our hygrometers and infrared technology to test moisture levels specific to each surface and adjust the water extraction and drying process as needed. Knowing each surface well also guides us when we clean and disinfect them, since some cleaners can cause additional damage if not used correctly.

Restoring your business after it floods involves many moving parts. You can trust SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach to be a guiding hand through this difficult time. Call us any time at (850) 863-2552 and let us leave your shop “Like it never even happened.”

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Mary Ester Small Business Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Rapid Recovery

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Need an RX for Water Removal in Mary Ester? The Prescription Calls for SERVPRO!

Essential Steps When Restoring Commercial Water  Damage in a Mary Ester Pharmacy

Running a pharmacy store can be a challenging exercise since you have to find customers, stock a wide range of medicines and keep up with changes In the industry. Your customers also expect high-quality products when they visit your store, so a water loss incident only adds to the list of challenges. For example, most types of medication require storage. In a dry environment, and if the incident increases humidity levels, it can shorten their shelf life. We offer professional restoration to pharmacies and other retail shops in Mary Ester after water loss incidents.
Removing any visible water on the floor is the top priority during an incident of commercial water damage In Mary Ester. Letting such water sit for long provides a chance for it to soak into floor materials especially if they are porous. Our SERVPRO crews use equipment such as wet vacuums or truck-mounted water extractors to remove water faster. We can also use ride-on high volume extractors, which simplify removal over large carpeted areas because the technician rides on the machine during the extraction.
In a pharmacy store where you have fixtures such as cabinets and shelves made from wood and its derivatives, the rate of water retention is higher. Such water can compromise the structural integrity of the fixtures by causing swelling, warping or even rot. Our SERVPRO teams check the moisture level In your fixtures using various detection tools. We have moisture sensors that help us establish whether there is wetness while moisture meters determine the actual level of moisture. We then use air movers to increase the evaporation rate and LGR dehumidifiers to extract humidity from the air, drying your fixtures faster. This rapid evaporation helps for storage areas with metal or vinyl covered shelving to prevent rusting or contamination of the drugs.
Water spills can drive the relative humidity In your pharmacy store above the optimal 50 percent. Such spikes can cause a wide range of problems to the products on your shelves including reducing their shelf life or making them toxic. Our SERVPRO crewmembers use thermo-hygrometers to establish the level of humidity In the affected areas. We also take readings In unaffected areas and outside the building to establish a response plan that can fix the problem "Like it never even happened."
When there is a water loss In your pharmacy In Fort Walton Beach, Destin, or Niceville areas, call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach. You can reach us at (850) 863-2552 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When You Are Faced With Flood Damage In Destin Call Our Trusted Professionals

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Tropical storms are the norm in Destin and you need professionals that can come to your aid. Our team is available 24/7 so call today.

What to Do When Flood Damage Strikes Your Destin Hair Salon

What to Do When Flood Damage Strikes Your Destin Hair Salon

Like all businesses, hair salons rely on foot traffic; therefore, it is never a good thing when a disaster, such as flood damage, interrupts the flow of customers into your shop. The flood damage that hit your hair salon came during the night, riding on the winds of an intense storm. A window that was left cracked open in the office space got caught by the wind and was forced to open completely, allowing the rainwaters to flow freely inside.

Upon finding the flood damage inside of your Destin hair salon the next morning, it was imperative for you to call for help as soon as possible. Leaving the flood damage any longer than necessary can compromise your office space. Microbial growth only takes seventy-two hours to begin after the initial exposure to excessive moisture. Furthermore, the filing cabinet, desk, and any other furniture in your office can absorb water and become damaged, as well as the tile flooring. To avoid further damages from developing, it is essential for you to reach out for help as soon as you discover the damage.

SERVPRO always makes an effort to respond to your call for aid as fast as possible, and we can work around your schedule. Coming first thing in the morning, or any other time, is no problem for our technicians. SERVPRO makes sure to remain open at all hours of the day so we can help you whenever disaster strikes.

Our IICRC-certified techs can come to your business equipped with advanced technologies explicitly designed to address flood damaged. The first step for SERVPRO is to remove the stagnant water in the office space of your hair salon. Our technicians can use wet/dry vacuums, portable pumps, or extractors to remove the floodwaters. Afterward, we can focus on cleaning your office space thoroughly, disinfecting all surfaces that the waters came in contact with. Finally, SERVPRO can use drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and flood mats, to take care of any lingering moisture in the flooring.

Flood damage never waits to strike, so you should not either. When damage hits your business, contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach by calling (850) 863-2552. Day or night, we're always here for you.

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Having A Flood Damage Disaster Plan In Place Can Save Your Destin Commercial Property

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

It doesn’t take much to recognize the advantages of how having a disaster recovery plan can help your Destin grocery store avoid losses.

Flood Damage Disaster Plans That Your Destin Area Business Should Adopt

Many natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding incidents can drastically interrupt the food service industry. Whether you manage a fast-food outlet, a grocery store, or a restaurant having a plan can make a difference in how quickly your property can recover. Especially for those of you located near coastal waters in Destin, everyone can benefit from putting a disaster plan in place.

It doesn’t take much to recognize the advantages of how having a disaster recovery plan can help your Destin grocery store avoid flood damage losses. A well-developed plan can address aspects of your company that help keep your business going after a natural disaster occurs. You need something like this in effect to prevent permanent closures and to hasten any restoration efforts. There are qualified professionals right here in our local community, who are ready to assist with protecting your companies investment.

You need to discuss any available options and recognize the advantages of having a disaster plan in place. Your local SERVPRO can help you come up with a disaster plan and provide you with the support you need to implement the plan, should disaster strike. Our goals are to help reduce the impact natural disasters have on your business and speed up any restoration services that hinder normal operations. We can help you evaluate potential losses and help your company recover quickly. We have several years of experience with helping food industry businesses throughout the area and want you to know that we have the personnel, training, and resources available to be there whenever needed.

SERVPRO can help you identify problems early, address existing threats, note critical areas to focus efforts on, and help you develop a strategy to resume and maintain operations that support your local community. It helps to test any plan you develop, update the plan as needed to achieve the best results, and offer training to your employees so that everyone knows what their role is should you need to implement the plan fast.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is available 24/7, 365-days a year to provide you with the cleanup and restoration services you deserve. Our emergency response teams make us, Faster To Any Size Disaster and it shows in everything we do. Call us today at (850) 863-2552.

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Remediating Commercial Fire Damage In Destin

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke & Fire Removal and Cleanup in Destin Retail Shops Is Crucial--Call SERVPRO

Smoke Odors Can Be Detrimental to Retail Shops After a Fire

Destin homes and businesses both deal with the aftereffects of fire. For a business, however, it can result in the loss of income for every employee. Unless their insurance is robust, businesses lose the money needed to make repairs as well.

Some types of commercial fire damage are common to Destin businesses. Certain specialty businesses like wine shops have very specific needs when it comes to their customer sales and what is important for restoration. SERVPRO restoration crews work with every business owner to meet those needs. For example, while every business demands a clean, safe environment, a wine bar or wine shop with a tasting room needs complete odor elimination. Any lingering malodors can ruin the experience for individuals and special events.
The immediate action our technicians take is to remove debris and property too damaged for restoration. That eliminates the source for most malodors, and usually the strongest ones. As team members remove the damaged items, others set up fans within the facility to increase air circulation. They also use axial fans to draw air inside the building and force it outside. Air scrubbers with small 0.3 micron HEPA filtering systems can capture airborne particulates contributing to the odors.
Next, a SERVPRO inspector examines property not physically damaged by the fire such as ceiling tiles, paneling, and carpets. While not scorched, each type of item can absorb a massive amount of odor residues. The inspection determines what methods are needed to clean the structural property and which cleaning agents and tools to use.
For most property, spraying or wiping down the surfaces with a deodorizing agent cleans off the residues and removes the malodors. For mild odors that resist removal, our team can cover walls and ceilings with a paint that contains a very effective sealing agent.
If an inspection cannot identify the source of them, technicians use a cloud of deodorizing particles. This method uses the cloud or fog of deodorizing agents and one or more fans to recreate how the smoke moved throughout the facility. The agent attaches itself to the same surfaces the smoke contaminated and neutralizes the malodors.
If you have lingering odors after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552. We are here to help you reopen your doors to customers as soon as possible.

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SERVPRO Helps Make Sure Doors Get Back Open After Water Removal from Destin Bars

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Getting your bar open quickly after a water damage event is our goal. Contact our team for an assessment and remediation services.

Drying Out Your Commercial Property is Our Top Priority After a Water Damage Event

Whether it is the weather, a mechanical mishap, or a rowdy patron that creates the problem, fast water removal from bars in Destin is essential to ensure that they reopen doors and avoid going out of business permanently. Nationwide, roughly half of all service businesses that encounter significant water damage never reopen, but with the help of a fast and cost-effective mitigation company like SERVPRO, you can get the place open sooner and open up the flow of customers anew.

Speed of Operations.
Establishments like bars take priority in commercial water removal cases in Destin handled by SERVPRO, as we know that waiting too long for appropriate treatment can put a small business out of commission for good. As local residents, we take pride in the area's strong service sector and enjoy frequenting many nearby places: our technicians may be some of your customers. We respond quickly and set up industrial-strength water removal and restoration technology to dry out the area and prevent additional damage from occurring. We follow this stage up with a series of fast and efficient damage restoration processes that get your business back to the way it was before the accident.

Quality of Service
Customers do not take kindly to poor restoration jobs. With a less-experienced company handling water removal and restoration work, customers may in time find many small issues that dissuade them from return trips and from providing favorable reviews both online and in-person. SERVPRO makes sure to nail down every detail possible and provide a reliable, thorough job done for every client business. Part of the reason why many insurance providers recommend our services is because the quality of our work helps to avoid future calamities and expenses of a similar variety. If you would like to see examples of work we have done for local companies like yours, check out some of the before and after photographs posted on the website.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach provides water removal and damage restoration services to help your business get back in action sooner rather than later. Call us 24/7 at (850) 863-2552.
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Restoring Dreams after Commercial Fire Damage in Destin

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sends a team of IICRC certified technicians to remediate your commercial fire damage and leave your space "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO for Highly Trained and Experienced Fire Damage Remediation Experts

Owning and operating a business in Destin is the culmination of many residents’ dreams. Providing locals and our many visitors with the goods, services, and experiences only this beautiful area offers is deeply satisfying. A fire can turn that dream into a nightmare, but we have the trained technicians, equipment, and restoration industry familiarity to restore not only the damage but also the faith you have in your business.

Many of our seasonal guests in the Destin area fear fire damage to their reserved lodgings, dining establishments, or local attractions means their dreams of a restful or exciting -- or both -- vacation are dashed. Our mission for over two decades remains constant. Transform a disaster, so it feels to the property owner and his or her customers “Like it never even happened.” Our mission and your passion for the business you claim and nurture means that the fire your company endured need not end in permanent tragedy. We strive to clean up and return your property to its function fast, just in time to exceed the expectations of those who traveled here to enjoy what you provide.

Our SERVPRO team delivers on these promises with highly qualified work crews, efficient and state of the art equipment and products, and proven protocols that get you back to business fast. Expect an experienced crew chief or production manager to evaluate your site within hours of your call. A hierarchy of tasks swiftly develops, and our employees get to work. Water and sometimes chemicals used to douse the fire are removed first, and then the cleanup begins.

The soot generated by a fire takes a number of forms -- ashy and loose, thick and sticky, and even lacquer-like -- depending on what types of materials burned and the heat of the blaze. Our IICRC-schooled technicians combine coursework mastered with years of experience to manage each kind of residue and debris produced by your fire scenario appropriately. SERVPRO stocks each service vehicle with the tools and cleaning products needed for the entire spectrum of fire damage we see, from dry sponges and HEPA vacuums for light coatings of soot to abrasive cleansers and solvents for tenacious residues.

We pay particular attention to any spread of the fire damage due to your HVAC system. Businesses in our location take climate control seriously for the comfort of customers, but the AC or ventilation systems can move debris far from the site of the fire. If needed, SERVPRO cleans out the ductwork, and at a minimum makes sure the filters are changed, and the system shut down until the floating soot is contained and removed.

As soon as the firefighters exit, contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach to begin the process of restoring your business to normal. Call (850) 863-2552 round the clock for fast and efficient fire damage remediation from an experienced and talented team.

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Commercial Water Removal can Save Your Destin Bakery

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Bakeries and other places where food is made need to be dry and clean at all times. Should your business have a water damage incident, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Business

Destin locals love baked goods, especially when they come fresh out of the bakery that made them. A broken water line to your facility's ice maker can lead to standing water in your kitchen, though, causing not only an immediate slip and fall hazard for your employees and customers but also an unexpected risk of damage caused by water and microbial activity.
Bakeries and other food-producing businesses can rely on SERVPRO's commercial water removal experts in Destin to help remove any remaining after the initial cleanup efforts and prevent a multitude of expensive problems from developing. When we arrive, our initial assessment helps determine which methods we should use.
For vast amounts of water, such as experienced when a water line breaks and goes undetected for several hours, we use pumps mounted on large trucks. These units come equipped with submersible pumps that can remove any amount of water quite rapidly. After we remove standing water or for smaller emergencies, we use portable pumps, operated by hand, to extract water from small nooks and crannies. Removing the water can still leave your bakery damp. Heat and increased air circulation increase the rate of evaporation.
However, to capture the moisture in the air before it can lead to high humidity, which we know can affect the quality of your baked goodies, we set up dehumidifiers. For sizable jobs, a desiccant machine might work more efficiently and serve your needs better. Wherever foodstuffs come into contact with the water, we clean and remove the damaged inventory. We can help with insurance claims by providing third-party inventory lists to you. These can also aid you in replacing the correct amounts, so your bakery's downtime remains even more manageable.
The professional team members at SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach earn their various certifications from the IICRC, ensuring our communities' businesses of quality work when emergencies calling for water removal arise. If your bakery in Mary Ester, Okaloosa Island, or nearby location needs our services for this or other emergencies, call us at (850) 863-2552.

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Quality Water Removal Services in Destin Make for a Healthy Business and Happy Holiday Customers

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can quickly restore your restaurant in the case of commercial water damage, allowing you to welcome incoming tourists and snow birds.

SERVPRO Offers Quick and Efficient Commercial Water Removal Services

A vacation destination community like Destin is the dream of people living in chilly, snowy climes. Planning and saving for some ocean time should result in fun and frolic, not a disappointment. Businesses relying on seasonal residents and the tourist trade cannot afford to renege on promises made due to water incursion problems. We have a proven track record of remediating water issues, so business and memory making continues.

Retail shops, entertainment venues, lodgings, and restaurants in Destin suffer when water removal becomes necessary. Regardless of the reason for the crisis -- broken pipes, appliance malfunction, operator error -- pools and puddles of water in your commercial spaces brings your business to a halt. Modern water removal techniques and equipment like those we employ can transform wet and dangerous to dry and back on course for your anxious customers fast.

Water removal and structural drying are two of our core services at SERVPRO. When we send work crews to your location, you can be confident that our employees are thoroughly trained through Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses in all aspects of your water removal requirements. The IICRC sets industry standards internationally for the best practices in the water damage restoration industry.

We arrive with vehicles fully equipped and ready for fast water removal. Water more than two inches deep is attacked with submersible pumps, and then powerful water extractors move in to pull water out of cracks, crevices, and hidden areas behind walls. SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to help set drying baselines and scanners to locate pockets of water that we work to release by removing sections of walls or drilling holes.

Once the water is removed, drying commences. High-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers bring moisture levels down quickly, and the SERVPRO team monitors this process constantly to determine when the drying targets are achieved. Different materials have various optimum moisture levels, and this is noted and taken into consideration so we do not overshoot a mark nor leave unwanted moisture that could cause secondary damage.

Water removal must be accomplished quickly to get your business up and running again. SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is on task 24 hours a day. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to set up an assessment and plan to get the water out of your commercial building.

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SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile App

1/13/2016 (Permalink)

Servpro Fort Walton Beach Emergency Ready Plan Mobile App. Help is at your fingertips.

SERVPRO has come out with the latest in technology when it comes to responding to a disaster. There is an app for fast disaster responses  . When fire and water cleanup is needed getting help as quickly as possible can get your business back up and running in less time!  The SERVPRO Ready Plan App makes it quicker and easier for help to arrive.  The app is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers, and facility management.  Your Emergency Ready Profile contains all the critical information needed in a disaster.  Having the info handy, cuts down on response time-saving you money and damages!!

Call us today to schedule an appointment for us to build your Emergency Ready Profile for your home or business! 850-863-2552

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach specializes in:  water remediation, flood mitigation, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, mold removal, fire damage, and smoke clean up, disaster restoration, storm response, and air duct cleaning. SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach has been serving the Emerald Coast for over 20 years. We are licensed and insured. SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach (850)863-2552

National Preparedness Month

9/2/2015 (Permalink)

Fort Walton and Destin Businesses Call Professionals at Servpro of Fort Walton Beach to put together your Emergency Ready Plan.

September is National Preparedness Month. Make sure you have a plan in place on how to stay safe with your family, pets and business during a disaster event. As many as 50% of business do not reopen after a natural disaster. Having a plan in place to quickly respond after a disaster strik can help mitigate damages. Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach today to have a professional help you with putting together Emergency Ready Plan!

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach specializes in:  water remediation, flood mitigation, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, mold removal, fire damage, and smoke clean up, disaster restoration, storm response, and air duct cleaning. SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach has been serving the Emerald Coast for over 20 years. We are licensed and insured. SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach (850)863-2552.