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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)

Water Damage SERVPRO Is Your Best Option To Return Your Water Damaged Home In Destin To Pre-Damage Condition 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 We Have The Equipment And Training To Handle Your Destin Home Restoration 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)

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

Water Damage Your Guide to Destin Home Water Damage Remediation 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)

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

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

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Fast Water Removal Can Save Your Mary Ester Home 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 Ester 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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When Water Damage Moves Beyond the Stained-Ceiling Stage in Your Destin Home

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Water Damage Moves Beyond the Stained-Ceiling Stage in Your Destin Home SERVPRO Says that Water Stains in Destin Homes Indicate Damage

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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Faulty Appliances Can Offer Water Damage to Your Destin House

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faulty Appliances Can Offer Water Damage to Your Destin House 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 Damage Water Removal for Your Destin Home after Washing Machine Malfunction 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 Ester, 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)

Water Damage Speed, Training, and the Right Equipment Critical to Restoring Water Damage in Fort Walton Beach 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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Water Restoration let the Certified Professionals Handle it.

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

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. 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.

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.

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.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach customer experience

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach customer experience  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 Until Help arrives- Emergency tips for your home 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)

Water Damage Flooding due to heavy rain fall in Fort Walton Beach and Destin area. 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 Damage Commercial Water Loss  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