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Residents In Destin Rely On SERVPRO Among Mold Removal Companies

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

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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."

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