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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. 

Fort Walton Beach Properties Preserved from Disaster 24/7

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees For a reliable team that you can count on. Contact the experts at SERVPRO for your homes water damage. We're faster to any size disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach for Reliable Mitigation Services

Fort Walton Beach is home to 19,000 people and is packed with history and recreation along Florida’s northwestern coast. Its sister city is Quezon City in the Philippines.

Popular attractions in this Okaloosa County beach town include:

  • Emerald Coast Science Center, an hands-on educational experience packed with family-friendly fun
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, a marine park featuring shows and interactions with dolphins, rays, and sharks since 1955
  • Heritage Park and Cultural Center, which houses several museums and cultural sites, particularly those related to the indigenous Mississippian Fort Walton culture

Whether its business or pleasure you are coming to town for, Fort Walton Beach has plenty of shopping, recreation, and cultural landmarks for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. Along the coast, you can find plenty of shopping and dining opportunities along Mary Esther Boulevard, as well as Miracle Strip Parkway.

Just across Brooks Bridge is Okaloosa Island, which is filled to the brim with recreation and dining facilities and coastal condos and hotels with an unparalleled view of the Gulf of Mexico. Taking US Highway 98 southeast takes you to nearby Florida panhandle towns like Destin and Miramar Beach. Further west, you can find Pensacola and Warrington.

The Fort Walton Culture

Fort Walton’s history is believed to go as far back as between 1100 and 1550 CE, from a culture closely related to the preceding Weedon Island peoples inhabiting the Old Tampa Bay area during the same period. The name “Fort Walton culture” was coined by Gordon Willey, an archaeologist working at the site.

Many of the pottery and artifacts found in the area are reminiscent of Mississippian craftsmanship. Several ceremonial platform mounds exist in the area, indicating villages central to the Fort Walton culture’s chiefdoms.

The mound structure is as follows:

  • The base is constructed from several layers of fill inside of which can be found the remains of even more ancient structures
  • The main ramp to access the mound’s summit is paved with a log staircase
  • Many mounds still had a building at the summit with a wattle and daub construction
  • Many central mounds are surrounded by secondary mounds
  • Some mounds show signs of intrusive burial over the years

The Fort Walton peoples and the Leon-Jefferson era tribespeople who came after are the later Apalachee peoples’ ancestors. Their cultures were influenced by increased contact with European–particularly Spanish-- settlers and a decline in the traditional chiefdom system of rulership as colonial territory expanded.

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is not just a Florida State Park: it is also one of the most important archaeological sites for understanding the Fort Walton culture’s chiefdom structure and overall culture. The Indian Temple Mound Museum is another hub of Fort Walton culture and history, chronicling an estimated 10,000 years of indigenous societies living in the area with over 1,000 artifacts.

Notable Names and Places in Fort Walton Beach

Quite a few individuals of renown come from this gorgeous coastal locale, including the following:

  • Nuremberg trials court reporter and journalist Nancy Kenaston
  • Florida 1st District congressional representative Matt Gaetz
  • Former Department of Homeland Security Director and retired Coast Guard rear admiral John C. Acton
  • Two-time Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos kicker Jason Elam
  • World-renowned guitarist Shane Gibson, who is most known for touring with Korn

Fort Walton Beach is well-known for its tourism industry and is home to two crucial United States Air Force bases: Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) and Hurlburt Field. These bases are by far the largest employers in the area, providing jobs for over 27,000 people combined in 2010.

Eglin AFB is one of the largest in the nation at over 700 square miles. Its size allows for a variety of flight exercises, as well as artillery and explosives testing. One of the most notable weapons tests conducted at Eglin was the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) in 2003. Eglin also contains a Fighter Wing, Air Armament Center, and a Test Wing. Meanwhile, Hurlburt Field houses many essential components of the USAF, including Headquarters, Special Operations Command, and a Special Operations University.

How Does SERVPRO Measure and Detect Water Damage in a Fort Walton Beach Home?

SERVPRO technicians offer water damage cleanup for Fort Walton Beach properties at any time of the day or night, including weekends and holidays, to minimize damage while maximizing homeowners’ savings. One of the most critical aspects of ensuring this endeavor is successful is an accurate measurement of moisture-affected surfaces with the proper tools.

SERVPRO uses moisture sensors, meters, and infrared imaging to attain the following goals per Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards:

  • Returning structures and contents to their normal humidity levels
  • Accelerating drying with air movement and dehumidification equipment
  • Calculate drying goals based on air temperature and humidity as well as moisture content of damaged items
  • Detect and eliminate water damage in and behind structures such as walls, ceilings, and floors to prevent long-term structural damage and microbial growth

While sensors and meters are typically calibrated for the measurement of specific materials like wood and drywall, thermal imaging detects potential water damage through changes in temperature. Water damage affecting a structure is usually colder than in dry areas. SERVPRO techs can reach these areas by making small holes in wall or ceiling cavities, for example, or removing saturated sections of drywall or flooring to dry and sanitize materials easily.

Microbial growth can occur in as little as 24 hours after damage occurs so that SERVPRO technicians can remediate with various tools, including HEPA filter air scrubbers, EPA-registered antimicrobials, and agitation tools.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is a locally owned and operated franchise that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call (850) 863-2552 for emergency response cleanup and restoration services for your home.

How Can Homeowners Prevent HVAC Water Intrusions?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

HVAC unit SERVPRO helps Mary Esther Homeowners keep their HVAC systems maintained for Improved Indoor Air Quality.

HVAC Maintenance for Fall and Winter Can Help Prevent Damage in Mary Esther.

Keeping your HVAC system well maintained not only means it runs more efficiently but can prevent leaking and overflowing from condensation. The last thing you need is for your heating system to go out in the middle of winter due to a malfunction. A leak can cause that to happen and bring with it moisture problems to your Mary Esther residence, requiring the need for SERVPRO to intervene. 

What Should Homeowners Do to Maintain Their HVAC System?

You can prepare for fall and winter weather with some basic maintenance tips. While you may not be able to totally avoid the need for water damage repair in your Mary Esther home, you can do your part. 

  • Air Filters – these should be changed every three months, even if you think they do not need replacing.
  • Vents – clean them when you replace the air filters.
  • Inspections – schedule regular inspections with a professional contractor. Spring and fall will be the perfect time to do this.
  • Upgrade – if your HVAC system is more than ten years old, consider upgrading to a newer, more efficient model.
  • Programmable Thermostat – This enables you to control the temperatures throughout the day and night. 
  • Insulation – Lighten your HVAC’s load by insulating your attic. 

Keeping your air ducts clean and making sure drainage pans and hoses are working correctly can prevent water damage. SERVPRO can inspect your HVAC system for problems in these areas. We also offer routine cleaning for air ducts that can improve air quality.

If you do experience water spills due to a problem with your HVAC system, SERVPRO can mitigate the damage. We provide water damage repair services to residences throughout the area. Our technicians are well-trained and use advanced technology to mitigate all kinds of water intrusions.

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for expedient water damage repair service. Contractor Licenses: Mold Remediation: MRSR309, MRSR377.

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.

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

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 Esther

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 Esther, 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 Esther 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.

How Do I Know if the Stain in My Destin Home Ceiling is Water Damage?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Destin Beach FL Water Stain in Ceiling Do you have water stains on your ceiling?

Water Stains Can Indicate Hidden Water Problems in Your Home--Call SERVPRO

Water is everywhere around us, but when this life-giving liquid exists in our Destin homes, we expect it to remain where it cannot do any harm. Sometimes it escapes and makes its presence known but in seemingly minor ways.

Other times, however, your property seems to develop not only visible and unsightly water damage but also the kind that ruins the interior of your home. What many homeowners in Destin never realize about water damage can end up costing them quite a bit of money.

Any type of water leakage, regardless of how slight it seems, means that water exists inside your home in places where it should not. Stains may not seem like severe damage, but they often indicate precisely that. The moisture creating stains on upper walls and ceilings did not appear there like magic. This moisture traveled there to these locations from other areas of your home. 

As it traveled through the materials comprising your home, it affected them. Because this often happens within areas that you rarely or never see, it stays hidden and unknown to you. Significant water damage typically can happen months before stained ceilings show up in your home's interior. A side effect of this intrusive water, possibly from a leaky toilet, a loose shingle, or even a window left open during a rainstorm, often includes stains on upper areas of rooms and possibly wavy or blistering paint.

SERVPRO technicians can help determine the pathways the water took and examine the materials from Point A to Point B for damage. Many facets of your home can become compromised, damaged, or worse by causing other types of damage to start developing in your home. Microbial populations can proliferate once water becomes available to them. Who wants mold growing in their home? Drywall and sheetrock can begin to crumble.

Wherever damaging effects occur, we can skillfully mitigate the problem and make your home "Like it never even happened," quickly. We also ensure that the source of water is fixed and cannot create future damage that you must deal with later. In the case of major leaks or drips, we advise the homeowner to call a certified plumber. 

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach can help you whenever you find water damage and its telltale stains. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to reach our 24-hour helpline and get to the bottom of what ails your home.

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When Your Plumbing Leaks Cause Water Damage in Destin

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used on kitchen floor A plumbing leak caused water damage in this home. We completely restored this home using our specialized tools and trained techs.

Water Removal Destin – Leaky Plumbing 

Before the discovery, a leaking plumbing joint inside a wall can leak water for hours. Water may fill the cavity inside the wall before it spreads out onto the floor, soaking carpets and anything left lying around. Homeowners may discover the leak only when the homeowner enters the room and find water all over the floor, under cabinets, and inside the wall. 

SERVPRO provides water removal services in Destin and surrounding areas. We also hold contractor licenses for mold remediation: MRSR309, MRSR377. We respond to many water removal requests every year and have been providing service for over 26 years in the community. Our team can be onsite in less than 4 hours of your call to begin water and moisture removal. It is essential to act before mold has an opportunity to grow and become an infestation.

Moisture Removal 

At SERVPRO, we focus on removing all of the water and moisture to minimize water damage to your home. We are experts at mold mitigation and have seen the damage mold can do to a home if moisture is left to linger. We use weighted water extractors, vacuum wands, and suction devices to remove all excess water and moisture. 

If the original water leak is inside a wall, we may have to open the wall to expose the leaky plumbing joint as well as dry this area. We remove the drywall and vacuum all of the water from the area. The water may have also leaked along the wall into adjacent cavities between studs. We remove drywall to gain access to these spaces as well. 

Water under cabinets is removed by drilling access holes into the kick plate of the cupboards and using suction to remove excess water. SERVPRO uses specialized blowers to push air under the cupboards to absorb moisture and dry these areas. We use portable air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture and lower the humidity levels to normal levels. 

Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Mary Esther, Holiday Isle, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Why Should You Let Certified Professionals Handle Water Restoration?

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage on Wood Floors SERVPRO Restores Water Damage on Wood Floors and Makes it "Like it Never Happened".

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach Technicians Have Been Certified Through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to Handle Complex Water Damage to Your Home

Water damage restoration professionals are needed to deal with both the immediate threat and the invisible threat left behind.  SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach certified professionals have the tools to combat these threats, eliminating them before they have a chance to cause real problems.

When it comes to water damage, restoration crews that are certified will do the best work and are qualified to deal with even the worst disasters possible. A family’s home is precious, but floods and busted pipes can leave it too dangerous to live in. When the worst does happen, a family may be tempted to clean up the damage themselves. This is the number one mistake of homeowners.  We understand that saving money becomes the primary goal due to all that comes with water damage. However, when homeowners try to DIY water restoration, it often ends up costing much more than any amount saved.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach certified water technicians are the people on the front lines against these disasters and we have the resources to deal with a disaster of any scale. Our water technicians have been certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) they trained for dozens of hours in the latest industry methods, giving them an edge over the competition. And because IICRC-certified water technicians are also informed of any advancements in the field, they will always have the latest equipment and methods at their disposal. 

That’s why more and more homeowners are turning to SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach for our IICRC-certified water technicians when they are faced with the worst.

If you’re experiencing water damage and need water restoration call us at (850) 863-2552.

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Drying Based on Full Assemblies of Materials in Destin Homes

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Air movers blowing No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Why You Need Help With Water Removal in Destin

Drying out a Destin home after a water loss incident or flooding is not the same from one property to another because the materials and their construction may vary. Assemblies are the complete layers of various construction materials that make up interior and exterior walls, flooring, or ceiling spaces. Understanding the presence of each of these individual layers and the best solution to restore and dry them helps to make restoring full assemblies faster and more thorough.

Knowing all of the potential layers that require water removal in Destin homes can help to save our customers time and money. Our SERVPRO professionals get focused training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to appreciate the complexities of modern construction and the obstacles of structural drying. For example, interior wall drying can often be more than addressing saturation of drywall, but also insulation, wood framing, and the wallboard on the other side of the cavity as well.

Part of successful drying where various construction materials get affected simultaneously is knowing the migration path of water. Thermography and hygrometers can both effectively note the presence of higher levels of moisture and saturation, which can showcase where focused drying and recovery efforts are necessary. In some cases, direct drying with positive pressure systems and centrifugal air movers can remove free and surface moisture concerns.

Addressing the full assembly drying obstacles might also demand-controlled demolition. In several situations, removing surface materials can help SERVPRO professionals to more efficiently manage the work to get done and save money on the total restoration project. Our in-house contractors can perform controlled demolition for portions of a full construction assembly when it is critical to:

  • Help with the drying process
  • Reduce the time drying takes
  • Access areas that require more concentrated drying or recovery efforts

After a water loss incident, there can be many materials throughout your house that require thorough drying to prevent microbial development. Our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team can help with premier drying and recovery solutions. Give us a call anytime at (850) 863-2552.

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Using High-Pressure Water Removal Equipment To Save Your Mary Esther Home

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Homeowners find that tailoring solutions to property emergency are more efficient and less inconvenient.

Using High-Pressure Water Removal Equipment for Subterranean Regions of your Mary Esther Residence

A malfunctioning sump pump is hard to spot before it is too late. This equipment moves water from drains or groundwater and pumps it away from the lower levels of your home. During the winter, rainfall increases, which can put more pressure on your sump pump. Failure allows for groundwater levels to rise and can result in flooding. Handling these situations is often a professional task, although the rising water levels are unlikely to contain solid waste, which is common in flash flooding.

A roster of technicians with qualifications in water removal is essential to Mary Esther residents during the winter season. You can make contact with SERVPRO anytime, day or night, to arrange an inspection of floodwaters in the sub-regions of your home. Frequently, visual inspections are crucial to ascertain the level of water contamination as well as what equipment we require. We believe in getting your residence back to its preloss condition and work hard to find an efficient solution to suit your needs.

A broken sump pump can see water levels rise in crawlspaces as well as basements. Usually, the most effective remedy to rising water levels is pumping water out of the home at high volume. Pumping equipment generally grades on lift capacity and volume. Essentially, how much water is transportable and how the speed at which it transports. Many pumping equipment is submersible, allowing SERVPRO to place it below the standing water level.

During the visual inspection, a SERVPRO technician can decide on what type of pumping equipment to use. Subterranean rooms with flooding may not contain any solid waste. In these situations, high-pressure pumps can remove water exceptionally quickly. These specific pumps are useful in basements or crawlspaces because they offer high lift which makes moving water to the upper levels, and out of the home more comfortable.

Homeowners find that tailoring solutions to property emergency are more efficient and less inconvenient. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552.

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We Can Dry Your Water Damaged Home In Mary Esther

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

water covering floor after a leak Call us today at (850) 863-2552. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Get Professional Drying After Water Damage In Your Mary Esther Residence

As homes age, it is likely to find cracked tiles or leaking pipes in the bathroom or kitchen. Under extreme temperatures, water pipes can burst and flood the interior of a property, causing damage. These and other water loss problems can devastate your home. A primary priority after any water loss incident in your home is drying the affected areas quickly.

Water damage in your Mary Esther home can cause wood rot, mold, and other issues. It is difficult to dry out a home because water can get to hard-to-reach areas. Our SERVPRO team can help you restore the affected structures and contents of your house by providing sufficient water removal and drying services.

Even though the water intrusion in your home may appear to be limited to specific areas, the water continues to migrate toward other dry materials, causing more destruction to floors, walls, cabinets, and other items. Excess moisture in the air can damage other surfaces and promote microbial growth. Your insurance company may also decline your claim for failing to take steps to mitigate a water intrusion problem immediately. Professional drying is essential to avoid issues like:

    •    Ruined flooring
    •    Permanent discoloration of floors and walls
    •    Corrosion of pipes
    •    A compromised electrical system
    •    Mold growth
    •    Foul odors

Our SERVPRO technicians can remove water using portable exactors, which we can take into almost any area of your house. We can dry the affected areas exhaustively by using advanced processes. Our team can expedite the drying process by using axial air movers, which can move large volumes of air. These air movers deliver low pressure at high volumes and can, therefore, cover large areas of affected materials. Removing water from low evaporation materials such as hardwood floors, concrete, and plaster is intricate. We can use desiccant dehumidifiers to dry such materials.

Desiccant dehumidifiers create an extremely dry environment that helps eliminate moisture. They lower the humidity in the air by exposing the humid air to desiccant materials that absorb moisture. Afterward, the moisture is exhausted from the desiccant and expelled as water vapor through the reactivation outlet. Once our drying process is complete, our team can repair the affected structures.

When your home in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, or Niceville has water damage, SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach can help you restore it to the preloss condition. Call us today at (850) 863-2552. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Emergency Services To Prevent Water Damage In Your Mary Esther Home

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Male and Female SERVPRO employees standing in front of shelves of equipment. SERVPRO has what it takes to get water removed out of your Mary Esther home today.

Water damage in Esther is no joking matter, call us today.

Water damage is something that can happen for a variety of different reasons inside the house. When this happens, you are facing immediate structural damage, and you need to figure out where the water is coming from as quickly as possible. SERVPRO’s services and technicians have designed a 24/7 emergency water damage service to be at your beck and call from the moment you notice water damage happening inside your home.

The first step is to determine what is causing the water damage in your Mary Esther home. Water can pool into the house for a variety of reasons, whether due to a faulty household appliance, a busted pipe, or a broken HVAC unit. Mold can develop from excess moisture after water damage. After the source of the damage has been found, we work to minimize the cost of your property damage, and determine the quickest way to get rid of this water as soon as possible. Specialized equipment might be needed to effectively rid your home of water, and dry the areas that have been damaged. 

Depending on the severity of the water damage, SERVPRO uses water detection and drying equipment to restore your home back to its structural soundness. Professional-grade equipment can help improve and expedite your treatment, and thankfully we can offer all of that to you and more right here in Mary Esther. Some of the equipment you may see us using to effectively get rid of water damage includes: 

  • Extractors - Machines that get rid of floor water while cleaning your carpets
  • Dehumidifiers - Heavy duty drying machines
  • Moisture Sensors - These help us find the source of the damage

When water damage occurs in your home, contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for 24/7 emergency service. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Water Removal Mary Esther – Why It is Important to Act Quickly

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Leaking Hot water heater. Call SERVPRO today when it comes to your water damage in Mary Esther.

We care when your Mary Esther home floods, let us help you. 

Anytime a leak in your home occurs the damage it causes can be immediate as well as long term if you do not act quickly. One of the major concerns is mold growth. However, long term moisture issues can also cause wood structures to deteriorate. Act quickly and avoid thousands of dollars in extra restoration costs.

SERVPRO specializes in water removal in the Mary Esther area. Our experienced technicians have been supporting the community for over two and a half decades providing water, fire, and storm damage restoration services. We have experienced in all types of disasters as well as relatively small leaks that require water removal and drying.

Take Action Fast to Remove Water

When you call SERVPRO about water removal in your home, our operators can immediately arrange to dispatch a team to your home. There are several steps homeowners can take to mitigate the effects of the water, including the growth of mold:

  • Make sure it is safe to enter the area
  • Stop the water leak, turn off the main water valve to your home
  • Mop up as much water as possible using mops, towels or even sheets
  • Remove small items from the area, dry these items as much as possible
  • Meet our SERVPRO crew chief and provide as much information as  
  • possible about the situation.

Assessment by Crew Chief 

Using your information provided over the phone and the onsite assessment, SERVPRO can arrange for the appropriate equipment to be brought on site. We aim to remove all of the water and moisture to return your home to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

The steps we follow include:

  • Removing excess water using pumps and water vacuums
  • Inspection of carpeting and underpads, arrange for removal if needed
  • Use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area including floors and walls
  • Use moisture sensors to find hidden areas of moisture
  • Restore and clean contents
  • Remove odors and sanitize as needed
  • Dispose of damaged materials
  • Restore your home – repairs, minor building services as well as reconstruction

Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for 24/7 services. We serve the towns of Destin, Niceville, Shalimar, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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SERVPRO Is Your Best Option To Return Your Water Damaged Home In Destin To Pre-Damage Condition

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Our certified technicians serve the local area, and We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why Professional Water Removal Should Always Be The First Choice For Destin Homeowners

Water damage is one of the most insidious things that can happen to a property. Water follows the route of least resistance and winds up in subflooring, wicked into sheetrock and other places where it is not visible. Once there, it can be the catalyst for both mold and foul odors. Fortunately, avoiding all those problems is simple: get it professionally cleaned.

When SERVPRO performs water removal in Destin properties, one of the first actions we do is to scope the areas of water loss and track down all areas of migration. The equipment we use for this task includes hard and soft probes, hygrometers, and thermal imaging, which is excellent for finding moisture wicked into sheetrock.

Thorough extraction of water is crucial, and our technicians use different types of water extraction equipment depending on the seriousness of the water intrusion. Submersible pumps are invaluable tools for removing large amounts of water continuously, often used for removal of flood water.

When carpet and padding are affected by category one clean water, it is not automatically a loss because of our extraction methods and restoration techniques. SERVPRO has extraction equipment such as weighted extractors specifically designed to push the water out up and out of the padding. This assists the carpeting in drying and helps prevent both odors and mold from developing.

Professional water extraction can make the difference between restoring or replacing genuine hardwood flooring after a water loss incident happens on a case by case basis. Conventional wet/dry vacuums used in the home cannot sufficiently remove water at the same level of efficiency as our industrial equipment.

The reason we pay meticulous attention to the extraction phase is that the more water we remove, the faster the drying phase goes so you can get your everyday routine in your home back faster.

We know fast, efficient water removal is crucial to limiting loss. Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 when you need assistance with water damage to your property. Our certified technicians serve the local area, and We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Have The Equipment And Training To Handle Your Destin Home Restoration

4/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage at this Fort Walton Beach home was due to the roof leaking. We arrived right away and restored it back to normal.

Water Removal Needs to be Fast and Complete to Protect the Floors in Your Destin Property

When a water loss seems minor in your Destin home, you might just reach for a bucket and mop rather than the phone. This choice often comes back to haunt you as moisture can migrate in the blink of an eye and be very challenging to eradicate without professional equipment and expertise. Contacting us for an evaluation by one of our experienced project managers is a wise decision, covering all the twists and turns a water damage scenario can pose.

Proper equipment and well-trained operators are the keys to successful water removal in Destin. No matter how the water found a pathway into your property, we have a set of strategies to get it out fast, including dealing with residual moisture trapped in hidden or difficult to reach spaces or absorbed by porous building materials. Failing to remove all the water and reduce the moisture levels in structural components exposes your home to the risk of progressive build material deterioration and potential mold growth and damage.

Upon arrival at your home, the SERVPRO team assesses the damage, including determining whether water migrated from the original incursion to other areas of the property. If standing water is more than 2 inches deep gas powered pumps begin removing the liquid. Follow up with wanded extractors then reduces the visible water in the affected space to zero. We scan with thermal devices to locate any hidden water caches between walls or in other recesses.

Water that pools up on hardwood floors tends to wick into the wood and seep into the cracks between planks. The subfloor can be saturated when the top layer looks dry. The water absorbed by the underlying plywood or other substrate causes the decorative hardwood layer to absorb water from the bottom up, causing swelling and distortion of the material. SERVPRO goes beyond the mop and bucket, using floor mats attached to negative air pressure equipment to suction up the unseen yet extremely destructive water.

Depend on SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach to have practical and proven solutions to your water removal worries. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to evaluate your water removal needs.

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Call Us Right Away So We Can Get To Work On Restoring Your Destin Home

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

We have the right equipment to handle the drying process in your home after water damage. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Turns Around Water Damage to a Hardwood Floor in Destin

The saying, "Time is of the essence" was never more applicable than when you're dealing with water damage. Once even clean water spills inside the home, the clock starts ticking on contamination and secondary damage from spreading to other areas, mold and damage to building materials.

We were called to a home in Destin in the early hours due to a water damage from a dishwasher leak. The homeowner had the habit of loading up the dishwasher and going to bed. The family dog awakened its owner barking at the water which had pooled in the kitchen and was heading towards the living room. The homeowner used towels to stop the water and cleaned up what they could before calling us, but their hardwood flooring had begun to warp, and water remained.

Since we got the call so quickly after the event, our technicians used a penetrating moisture meter to monitor if water compromised the subflooring, it was only moderately damp thanks to the quick action by the homeowner. We decided to try to mitigate the damage done by the water to the flooring since hardwood is denser and tolerates water better than softwoods. We extracted the remaining water and set up air movers and dehumidifiers to quickly dry the hardwood flooring. To ensure focused drying of both the flooring and subfloor, the SERVPRO techs erected a polyethylene tent over the wet area.

SERVPRO knows mold may be an issue, and we wiped down the affected areas with our antifungal solution to inhibit mold growth. Once the area was dry, very mild cupping and warp remained in the wood and the homeowner was advised because of the density of the hardwood, to wait for one to two months to ensure the moisture levels in the wood were completely stabilized, ideally around 12% moisture content, before having the floors sanded and refinished.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Our highly trained SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team possesses the knowledge and equipment to mitigate water damage to your home. Call us at (850) 863-2552 any time 24/7 and we can be on-site in four hours or less.

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Your Guide to Destin Home Water Damage Remediation

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Excess water and drywall are not a good mix. Be sure to contact SERVPRO should your family home face water damage.

Water Damage to Drywall in Your Destin Home

Certain materials used in the construction of your Destin home are more susceptible to damages than others. Drywall, in particular, is among the commonly used structural components that can quickly saturate water damage and prove difficult to salvage. Our professionals have a fast response in water loss emergencies, and part of this fast response is getting the appropriate equipment set up to salvage saturated materials when possible.

Water damage in Destin can spread quickly throughout your home, so it is critical to react quickly to these situations to get experienced professionals headed out to your property with the tools and expertise to help. Drywall can begin absorbing water almost instantaneously, which allows the material to get oversaturated after only a brief period. Understanding what water damage can do to the drywall in your home can help you understand the importance of reaching out to our SERVPRO professionals right away.

As soon as saturation begins in the drywall of your home, the composition of this material begins to change. Over as little as 24 hours, this material can begin to swell and bloat, causing it to lose its form and erode. While immediate response to the situation can often protect much of the drywall affected in your home, our professionals must assess the full scope of the damage when we arrive to determine how far the water damage has spread throughout these materials and how badly they have gotten affected.

Wicking is a problem for drywall, and typically this phenomenon happens from the baseboard up the wall. This situation causes the exposed portion of drywall to allow moisture to move up towards the ceiling. The designation of how far this moisture spreads gets determined by thermal imagery, and our SERVPRO professionals can make flood cuts to remove affected drywall and later replace it once drying has completed.

It is not uncommon for water damages within your home to affect the drywall. Our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach rapid response team can work quickly to preserve these materials when possible, clean up the mess, and dry out other damaged elements. Give us a call anytime at (850) 863-2552.

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Some Ways to Avoid Extensive Complications When Dealing With a Destin Home Plumbing Break Scenario

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

When a plumbing break has caused water damage requiring extensive restoration in your home, contact SERVPRO for efficient services.

Plumbing Breaks Can Flood Your Destin Residence

As vital as indoor plumbing is to your Destin home, many homeowners still know very little about the conditions that could affect and strain this network of piping throughout their property. When this strain or degradation leads to a break or leak from one of the supplied pipes, ongoing and damaging flow of water results. Until this supply to the line can get shut off, the pipe continues to lose water into the affected area or wall cavity.

As traumatic as this might initially seem, it is vital for you to respond quickly to get Destin water removal services promptly to your address. Our SERVPRO professionals have the advanced gear to make extraction work efficient, but our ability to preserve vital structural components and the contents of your home depends on your response time to the incident. Shortly after your call, our response team can have our Green Fleet vehicles loaded up and rolling out to your home.

Once we arrive, we can utilize our leak detection equipment to isolate the location of the damaged pipe. While severe damage to your plumbing system requires a licensed contractor, we can shut off the supply to this portion of a line or the house until the necessary repairs can get made. We work quickly to bring in the appropriate extraction equipment, and also have a truck-mounted pump for substantial volumes capable of pulling out 300 psi.

Having extracted the water from the affected areas, our SERVPRO technicians can then utilize our advanced thermal imagery cameras to determine moisture pockets behind walls and through affected surfaces to determine the height of flood cuts to get made. These controlled cuts to the drywall material give our technicians access to wall cavities for efficient drying techniques and ensure that dry and undamaged material gets installed to replace it.

While you cannot anticipate the strain and aging joints of your indoor plumbing system, you always have a team of highly trained professionals that can help you clean up the mess. Give our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach water restoration technicians a call today at (850) 863-2552.

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Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment That Can Save Your Destin Home From Water Damage

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

It takes some advanced gadgets to complete the water removal process.

The Infrared Camera Technology For Water Removal In The Destin Location

If you have just suffered water damage from a leaky roof, broken laundry, or bad plumbing, then you must be searching for information regarding water removal. Water removal is a tricky process because there are times that you may think that everything is dry, but when in fact, excess water can be lurking in places that you might not even think to look.

It takes some advanced gadgets to complete the water removal process in the Destin location. For example, the infrared camera can help detect excess water in the walls, doors, floor, or anywhere that we did not notice. With the infrared camera, it can save us from long-term and expensive repairs and replacements from hidden water damage. If water is left untreated, it can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and other microorganisms. It could also lead to an unpleasant odor that can linger around your residential area. Unfortunately, the infrared camera is quite expensive and requires a lot of skills and expertise to use it properly.

Fortunately, the SERVPRO technicians have all the experience and tools to remove water from your establishment. They can utilize the infrared camera with temperature sensing range to detect hidden water. They can scan the room with the camera to focus on a specific area like walls, ceilings, windows, toilets, and other closed areas. If they find a circular image that is a different color from the area surrounding it, then that is an indication of potential water invasion. The evaporation process can show the different temperature to allow the SERVPRO technician to identify hidden water. As soon as they notice the evidence of a leak, they can use a moisture meter to confirm the extra water in a particular location. This technology can help identify water damage in its earliest stage before it becomes a bigger problem. The tech can repair this damage by placing an insulated cover over the wet area. With all the right tools and expertise, you know that you are in good hands with these experts.

If you're interested in the state of the art technology for the water removal process, then give SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach a call at (850) 863-2552 for a consultation with our reliable technicians.

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Our Fast Water Removal Can Save Your Mary Esther Home

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Kitchen floor flooded Water from a broken dishwasher can ruin your home.

Water Removal Can Save Your Home

Water from a broken dishwasher can ruin your home. It is true that appliances are built to make life easier and to give us more free time. Unfortunately, they do malfunction on occasion like yours did today. There is water all over your beautiful kitchen floor. Luckily, there are trained and skilled professionals nearby that can safely and effectively extract the excess water from your home.

Our SERVPRO water removal team in Mary Esther may use mops, extractors and wet vacuums during the migration process. You can depend on our crew to arrive at your residence within hours after you first contact us. They are highly efficient and work fast to reduce the amount of damage to your property. Standing water can ruin flooring and can cause further damage, which is why it is essential to reach us right away. Our IICRC certified technicians work quickly to solve the problem. They can handle a wide variety of water emergencies and have the proper equipment and expertise to do the job right.

After the migration period, the crew starts the drying phase. Drying the structure may involve the use of air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers. The team may also use large drying mats to remove moisture from the floor and to dry the area beneath the flooring. Mold can cause health effects, which is why drying subflooring can be vital to the drying process. The team may strategically place air movers and fans in the area to expedite the drying time. If needed, the crew may use dehumidifiers to reduce the amount of moisture in the area and to increase evaporation.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Contacting us can help prevent mold growth and can save your property. Our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach crew is fast and reliable and can restore your home when possible. Call us at (850) 863-2552 any time during the day or night. You can trust our skilled techs to respond quickly 24/7.

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Faulty Appliances Can Offer Water Damage to Your Destin House

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Often when an appliance causes your home to flood, extraction is a necessary step to the water damage restoration process.

SERVPRO is Here to Help When Failing Appliances Cause Water Damage to Your Home

Your Destin home might have most of the luxuries that many feel that a home needs for comfortable living. The trouble with these implements designed to make your life easier is that you cannot always account for when things start to go wrong with them. Appliances are essential for this comfortable living, but they do not get designed or built to last forever.

While you might not consider that appliances are all that likely to cause water damage to your Destin residence, you could get surprised to learn just how typical it is for these machines to ultimately malfunction and allow significant volumes of water to pour out onto your floor. Washing machines and dishwashers get connected to a direct line of water, and when these machines fail to function correctly, they can continue to fill indefinitely until you manually shut down the supply line valve.

Water damage itself can cause various effects to your home, so taking care of the problem correctly and quickly is essential for less out of pocket expenses and lengthy repairs. Our SERVPRO professionals get specially trained to handle all manner of water emergencies and have the tools and expertise to handle whatever damages you face to help prevent compounding conditions or the need for large-scale reconstruction.

From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we assess the damage that you face and begin putting together a unique approach to resolving the present issues and restoring the area. In many cases involving failing appliances, some water extraction is necessary, and this gets accomplished through the use of wet vacs. Drying the area involves air movers and dehumidification equipment, but it might also involve our large drying mats to penetrate underneath flooring material to ensure the area gets thoroughly dried.

You should never sit around and wait for water damage to resolve itself, as waiting around opens the door for other types of disasters like mold growth. Instead, choose the trusted SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team to help you clean up the mess and restore the damage that you are facing quickly and efficiently. Give us a call 24/7 at (850) 863-2552.

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Water Removal for Your Destin Home after Washing Machine Malfunction

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water leaking from opening in ceiling If your washing machine malfunctions on the second floor it can cause significant damage requiring professional remediation specialists.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to Quickly Remove Water and Restore Your Home after Water Damage

With a lot of newer homes in Destin having a laundry room on an upper level, this poses a risk of severe water damage if the washing machine ever malfunctions. Water can easily seep through the flooring into the ceiling and rooms below. A situation like this needs to be handled as quickly as possible to avoid further damages, but cleaning up a mess this large requires professional knowledge and tools.

Your Destin home is a significant investment, so when water damage has threatened any part of it, the faster you act, the better. Hesitating at all to get water removal services allows more damage to occur, resulting in a more massive repair bill. SERVPRO is standing by at any hour, ready to help you when a water disaster strikes. We know these things never happen at a convenient time, so we are here whenever you need us with the experience needed to restore your home back to the way it was.

Since water can spread and get into and through a majority of surfaces, floors, walls, and obstructions, we first determine the scope of the damage so we can adequately mitigate it. Doing so protects your home from future mold and other residual problems. Since we cannot always see with the naked eye were all the moisture and water are, we use thermal cameras and moisture meters to find all the areas affected.

Then, if needed, SERVPRO techs remove materials like drywall, subflooring, and flooring which has been affected so we can salvage the substructure and framing of your home. We also separate and store your personal property during the restoration process. We salvage anything possible, cleaning and sanitizing all that can be restored.

We can then begin water extraction and drying. The standing water is removed with industrial-sized pumps, and then dehumidifiers and air-movers are brought in to finish the process of drying. Times can vary depending on how much moisture is present, but this step can take a few days at least, during which we monitor all of the equipment.

The affected areas are then treated to prevent mold and bacteria. Any rebuilding can now be done. When needed, we bring in other professionals to help with this step.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach realizes your home in Cinco Bayo, Mary Esther, or Longwood is the likely the most significant investment you own, so we treat it as such. When you contact us at (850) 863-2552 for any water damage emergency, we take care of your home as if it was our own.

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Speed, Training, and the Right Equipment Critical to Restoring Water Damage in Fort Walton Beach

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

If water damage is not remediated quickly, mold colonies can begin to form.

SERVPRO Focuses on Restoration over Replacement

Unlike some other cleanup tasks, responding to water incursion damage in Fort Walton Beach cannot wait. The harm done to structural materials, fixtures, and contents begins immediately after water intrudes and is progressive, worsening with the passage of time. Partnering with a reputable water damage restoration company is the key to returning your home to preloss condition.

Professional water damage restoration for your Fort Walton Beach home aids the property owner in several meaningful ways. Extraction of large amounts of water needs heavy duty equipment and technicians experiences with its use. Issues of water contamination when the source is flooding or sewage backup requires expert assessment and proper disposal if indicated. Our crews have Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training, ensuring water damage management over many kinds of situations meets industry standards.

Water left to soak the wooden framing and flooring of most homes deteriorates these essential supporting building components. Swelling and warping occur if water is not removed fast. Drywall and ceiling tiles crumble when saturated, necessitating swift drying. Mold damage is a risk if the moisture is not removed within 48 hours. SERVPRO technicians use their coursework and experience to measure moisture levels, find hidden pockets of water, and remediate both quickly. Drying targets are calculated, and our crews position air movers and dehumidifiers to pull water vapor out of structures and fixtures. Monitoring of moisture reduction is continued throughout the process.

A layperson may believe that soaked materials must be torn out and replaced. SERVPRO focuses on restoration, using strategies learned in IICRC classes to dry out a broad range of items efficiently for use again. Hiring our crews can save money over the long run by placing structures and contents back in service for you. Expensive carpeting and irreplaceable hardwood floors respond well when skilled workers employ the proper techniques. Walls and ceilings dry and look “Like it never even happened.” when the response is speedy and the tools used are well-matched to the problem.

Even water damaged documents and pictures are restorable through resources available to SERVPRO. Advanced methods such as lyophilization, or freeze drying, remove water vapor without further damage to the paper. Your most treasured heirlooms and important papers have new life after our treatments.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 to discuss your water damage restoration options. We are eager to assist our neighbors at this challenging time and pledge to be honest and trustworthy throughout the process.

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SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach customer experience

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

Customers experience with SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach after suffering a water loss in her Destin home

Having a water loss in you in your home is never an easy process to deal with, here at SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach we work hard to make that process as seamless as possible. We stand by our motto and work to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

We often hear positive feedback about our services and crew members. Our owners recently received a typed letter from a more-than-satisfied customer. We are proud to have employees who go above and beyond their responsibilities to make sure customers are taken care of. Keep up the good work, John. You make us proud. 

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

Until Help arrives- Emergency tips for your home

11/18/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage in Fort Walton Beach, FL

The Fort Walton Beach area for the next 6 hours is expecting rain and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Emergency tips if you experience water intrusion in your home from rain contaminated water until help arrives.

DO: Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items

DON'T: Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas. Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air. Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants. Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach 850-863-2552 to handle your water mitigations needs.

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.  

Flooding due to heavy rain fall in Fort Walton Beach and Destin area.

10/6/2015 (Permalink)

Fort Walton Beach Business Flooded.

Flooding occurred throughout Fort Walton Beach and Destin Area last Tueday, affecting several Fort Walton Beach and Destin homes and businesses. It was reported around 11 inches of rain fell last Tuesday causing damage to areas throughout Fort Walton Beach and Destin, FL. If your house or business experienced any moisture intrusion, there are some things you should keep in mind while trying to mitigate the damage and keeping your families and employees safe:

1) Flood water is treated as Category 3 water by restoration specialists and insurance companies. This means that it is referred to as grossly contaminated. It could contain harmful bacteria and has the potential to cause health issues to patrons if not mitigated properly. 

2) Highly porous materials such as carpeting and drywall should be removed in most of these situations. Often times these materials cannot be treated with traditional drying techniques. Once those materials are removed, all remaining areas such as concrete and wood framing should be treated with antimicrobials and then dried out properly. 

3) Not everyone has flood insurance. Flood insurance is often contained in a separate policy. Not all insurance companies offer flood insurance and you should check your policy to see what is covered. 

4) Water damage causes more issues the longer you wait. Materials continue to soak up moisture and microbial growth occurs within a couple days. Without quick action, the indoor environment of your home could be at jeopardy.  

If you experience any water damage issues in Fort Walton Beach Destin area please contact your professional, local cleanup team for assistance and stay safe!

Commercial Water Loss

5/19/2015 (Permalink)

Water Loss at a local church in Fort Walton Beach, FL

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach recently assistated a local church with a water loss. A sprinkler went off on the second floor causing a large loss. SERVPRO can handle any size job residental or commerical. SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach was called in on a Monday and had the church ready for Sunday service the following Sunday. 

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