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What to Do When Your Home in Tallahassee Has Excess Water That Needs to Be Removed

3/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to Do When Your Home in Tallahassee Has Excess Water That Needs to Be Removed If your dishwasher malfunctions, it could cause gallons of water to spill onto your kitchen floors. Call SERVPRO to remove the water fast.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to Restore Your Home after Water Damage

The water removal process after a dishwasher has malfunctioned and leaked water everywhere in your kitchen can be daunting. Once stopped, cleaning up the remaining water from the leak in your Tallahassee home is not a task you should have to do yourself. After all, this task requires specialty equipment.

The leftover water from the leak is more than what a towel can mop up, and it is sinking into the floors of your Tallahassee home. If left unattended, the water can do untold damage to your property. Fortunately, help is never far to assist with the removal of the remaining water and process of drying out your home.

SERVPRO can get to the scene quickly, and our excellently trained technicians understand how to deal with the excessive water. No matter the amount of water, we can remove it. Additionally, removing the excess water helps reduce the overall drying time of your property and destroys an environment in which bacteria can thrive.

The leak in your kitchen can damage your floors, cupboards, and other belongings but there is no need to worry. Our crew can work to remediate all of the damaged items and ensure their quality returns to its preloss state. Here at SERVPRO, we understand how sentimental and valuable your belongings can be, and we strive to make sure you that can keep them.

To address the lingering water, we can use truck-mounted and industrial quality wet/dry vacuums to remove the excess. If our vacuums are not enough, it is not the end of our help. We can also employ powerful submersible pumps to remove the water from your home. After removing the water, we can use dehumidifiers and axial fans to dry the structure of your home and your belongings.

If an appliance breaks and spills water all over your property, do not wait. No matter the time, Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599. We can employ our technicians promptly and address the situation, so you can feel "Like it never even happened."

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Mold Damage in Your Secondhand Shop in Tallahassee

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage in Your Secondhand Shop in Tallahassee If you discover mold growth in your commercial space, contact SERVPRO right away to remediate the damage and prevent future growth.

Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Commercial Space

When a slow leak has caused an area of mold growth in your Tallahassee secondhand shop, you want to get the issue looked at right away. Holding off on an issue such as this only allows the infestation to grow and spread throughout other parts of your building. Since mold can not only cause damage to your building and merchandise but also create health effects for your employees and customers, getting it cleaned up as soon as possible is essential.

Therefore, if you notice mold and mold damage in your Tallahassee secondhand shop, you want to get a hold of our professionals at SERVPRO right away. We have the proper training and tools to clean up the infestation for you and make your establishment safe again.

When we arrive at your building, we conduct a thorough inspection to see how far the mold may have spread. We follow safety protocols that are needed during remediation. We attempt to find the source of the moisture. If it is a minor leak we may try to fix it, which can help to prevent future growth of the fungi.

SERVPRO staff then prepare the work area, setting up a containment area to stop the mold from spreading to unaffected areas during the cleaning process. The area which is contaminated is put under negative pressure to keep the air from escaping. If any porous materials were affected, we would remove them. These can include drywall, wallpaper, and insulation. We follow safety protocols to help us determine what can be cleaned and what we need to throw away.

The affected area is then cleaned and sanitized. We use a variety of methods according to the needs of your situation. Any materials that are non-salvageable are torn out and discarded following EPA guidelines. We attempt to bring your business back to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Leon County understands that the health and safety of your employees and patrons is of primary concern. Protecting your inventory also protects your business. We can also help enterprises in Lamonia and Centerville by calling (850) 536-6599.

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Protect Yourself From An Assignment of Benefits (AOB) Crisis In Florida

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

General Protect Yourself From An Assignment of Benefits (AOB) Crisis In Florida Five things you need to know about the AOB

Homeowners who face the chaos and confusion commonplace after storm, fire, and water damage in North Leon County Florida look for a restoration company that offers a wide range of services. Many companies including SERVPRO of North Leon County highlight their ability to help with insurance claims and submissions during this stressful time as a critical service, streamlining the financial aspects of a restoration job.

Working with the customer's insurance company can be a great benefit to a property owner when done ethically. Unfortunately, there is a growing trend pursued by deceitful and ruthless home-improvement and disaster recovery companies in Florida that can result in adverse consequences unintended by a trusting client.

These unscrupulous businesses prey upon the anxiety and fear victims of severe weather, and other emergencies feel as they try to sort out the overwhelming crush of concerns and tasks following major catastrophes. Within the hours and days after a storm or flood, some shady vendors deliberately arose panic among victims. They follow up exaggerated statements about the devastation with promises to take care of all aspects of damage restoration if only the customer assigns his or her homeowner's insurance payout directly to the company pledging to fix the damage.

This practice is termed Assignment of Benefits or AOB, and has become of great concern in North Leon County and elsewhere in Florida when pursued dishonestly by disaster recovery companies. The problem stems from the unprincipled actions of dishonest and immoral individuals who inflate the cost of restorations and recommend unnecessary repairs to increase the flow of money into their coffers from unsuspecting customers' insurance carriers. Not infrequently, the vendors that demand a customer sign an AOB also perform low-quality work that does not stand the test of time.

Homeowners trade control over the restoration process and direct communication with their insurance agent and company for a potentially false sense of security. The company assigned the benefits makes all the decisions if an insurance company resists paying. Also, the property owner typically agrees in the AOB documents to cooperate if the restoration company files suit against the insurance company. Because of details in Florida's current AOB statute, insurance companies risk paying significant attorneys fees if claims presented are refused or paid at a lower rate, so they sometimes pay to evade the perceived penalty.

The overreaching effect of the AOB practices of some immoral restoration companies is steep increases in premiums and the unavailability of homeowner insurance coverage in areas where weather damage is predictable. High-pressure tactics to sign AOBs, little history of quality restoration in an area, and fear-mongering are signals that a restoration company is part of the problem, and not the solution you seek.

With decades of top-notch restoration experience and a demonstrated desire to work with you, not instead of you, SERVPRO of North Leon County is a strong contender when you look for a restoration partner. Contact us (850) 536-6599 and set your mind at ease when we explain our clear communication style and transparent dealings with you and your insurance company as we restore the damage.

Fire Damage Professionals In Tallahassee Are the Answer

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Professionals In Tallahassee Are the Answer After the First Responders, Call SERVPRO for Tallahassee Area Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration

The Question Is Who Do You Call for Smoke & Fire Cleanup?

Nobody ever plans on it happening, but sometimes fires start inside a building. If a fire ever starts inside your Tallahassee condominium, the first thing to do is make sure everyone is safe. Next, either you or the fire department puts the fire out so that the danger gets eliminated and the condo is safe to re-enter.

After the fire is extinguished nd it gets confirmed that everyone is safe, it is now time to assess the damage caused by the fire. The best call is to SERVPRO's fire damage experts in Tallahassee to assess and mitigate the damage present. Our technicians are IICRC certified and have experience in dealing with all types of fire damage.
Anytime a fire burns inside a structure, both the heat and smoke ruins contents and building materials within your condo. SERVPRO trains all of their staff to know how fire and smoke behave so that all of the damage created by the fire gets found and mitigated. Sometimes smoke coming from fire affects areas of the home that are not in the direct location of the fire's source.
Due to convection smoke initially rises straight up as the less dense hot air rises and cold air falls. Smoke then heads to other rooms of the structure leaving behind less and less soot the further it travels from the source. The longer a fire burns, the more evenly soot gets deposited onto the walls and ceilings. Smoke often follows the natural air flow inside a building and gets attracted to colder surfaces first. At times the partially combusted particles can ionize and attached to objects like iron filing to a magnet. People often mistake smoke tags (webs) as spider webs. This is often the case with furnace puff back in colder climes.
Sometimes soot collects heavier in some areas of the home than others. As smoke follows the building's airflow, areas near intake vents and cavities above suspended ceilings sometimes attract more soot than in other places. Smoke travels through closed doors and leaves thicker soot deposits in cracks where smoke gets concentrated as it travels past the door.
In some fire damage scenarios smoke damage is found in areas you would not think about. The best solution is to call in the professionals of SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 for assistance 24/7.

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Air Purifiers are Not a Solution for Mold Damage in Your Tallahassee Area Home

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Air Purifiers are Not a Solution for Mold Damage in Your Tallahassee Area Home Call on SERVPRO if you discover mold spores in your home in order to properly remediate the damage and keep your family safe.

Mold Damage Requires Professional Mold Remediation Specialists

Mold causes problems for homeowners throughout the Tallahassee area. It is a nuisance that everyone faces at some point. As a homeowner, you look for solutions to mold wherever you can find them. Recently, more and more of you utilize air purifiers in an attempt to rid your home of airborne pathogens.

While mold can cause health effects, it is a natural part of our ecosystem, found everywhere. The air that we breathe, food that we eat, and surfaces in our Tallahassee home all contain mold. However, having mold damage is something entirely different. 

After finding mold damage on your property, some of you may think that because your air purifier has a HEPA filter that it can protect you from contamination found in your home. However, these purifiers were never meant to serve as a method to treat the underlying mold problems that exist in your home and should never replace professional services used to protect your family from mold growth. 

Air purifiers serve as a method of improving your overall indoor air quality and are great for reducing problems you may experience with common allergies. However, the best solution to mold found on your property involves contacting a qualified mold remediation specialist who has access to the personnel, equipment, and resources needed to detect mold growth as well as dry and restore affected areas, like SERVPRO.

SERVPRO has IICRC certified mold remediation technicians available 24-hours a day, with years of experience helping homeowners just like you take control of mold damage found on their property. We can provide you with containment methods to prevent the spread of mold, helping you retain a clean, healthy living environment, you and your family can enjoy.

SERVPRO technicians proudly serve members of our local community, providing quality mold remediation services that follow local, state, and federal guidelines for the handling and disposal of contaminated materials found on your property. You can count on our remediation technicians to meet or exceed any expectations you might have in regards to returning your home to a quality pre-damage condition. 

SERVPRO of North Leon County stands ready to assist you day or night, providing mold damage solutions throughout Lamonia, Meridian, and Miccosukee, call today. (850) 536-6599

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We All Do Better When Prepared -- ERP For North Leon County

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We All Do Better When Prepared -- ERP For North Leon County SERVPRO's ERP Plan Helps Mitigate Storm Damage in Tallahassee and other North Leon County Areas

SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile Plan Helps Prevent and Mitigate Storm Damage

Home and business owners in North Leon County hope to avoid significant water, fire, storm, and mold disasters. It is not always possible to predict if or when a particular property may experience an accidental, weather-related, or other loss. The situation is easier to manage if pre-planning is in place. Technology plus clear communication combine in our prospective disaster preparation applications.
Hurricanes and other storms, plumbing fails, and fire damage from a range of sources all cause costly devastation and misery for residents and businesses in North Leon County. We developed the Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to give our Tallahassee customers and us a head start when it comes to recovery from these circumstances. Employing a mix of our expert assessment of physical layouts with a mobile app-driven checklist property owners complete, we partner with our customers to create a concise and individualized framework of how we respond when disaster strikes.
Start the process by scheduling a no-obligation walk-through of your premises with one of our project managers at SERVPRO. We take note of the location of key equipment and shutoffs and use the opportunity to make suggestions that can limit future damage if your property does endure water, fire, or mold damage. Our observations and pictures build the general structure of how to best navigate issues arising from water incursion, fire, or other damage. Storm-related floodings and resulting structural damages can be greatly mitigated with rapid remediations.
You then fill in details with our mobile Emergency READY Profile app. Step by step instructions permit you to establish recovery task hierarchy and appoint responsible staff, family, or other contacts to act on your behalf if you are unavailable during an emergency. You clearly designate SERVPRO of North Leon County as your restoration company of choice. This is an extremely valuable tool for our commercial clients. Vendors and other contractors who possess information about your mechanical systems, appliances, and structural components slot into your profile so we can gain knowledge about how to best approach the details of restoring all aspects of your business or residential property.
Between the Emergency READY Plan and the accompanying Emergency Ready Profile, our crews have the necessary facts and your priorities solidly in hand. One contact after the disaster asserts itself and we jump into action sure of our agenda. The faster and more surely we respond the more likely it is we deliver your property back to you "Like it never even happened" swiftly and successfully.
Decide to take control of a potential disaster by contacting SERVPRO of North Leon County today to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile. A call to (850) 536-6599 starts the preparatory process that saves time and ensures the best possible outcome.

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The Benefits Residents of Tallahassee Get from Water Removal Services

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Benefits Residents of Tallahassee Get from Water Removal Services Call on the professionals at SERVPRO when you experience water damage, we are experienced and trained in water removal.

Professional Water Removal Services Can Save Your Property

Naturally, it is expected any property owner in Tallahassee to react in a certain way when there is flooding or any water damage related issues. Nevertheless, what are the right procedures to follow as far as water removal is concerned? How do you determine the contents to replace and what is salvageable after such a disaster? You need a peace of mind during this stressful time, and professional services is the answer.

The timing determines the success of any water removal situation in Tallahassee. It is advisable you report the incident immediately after it happens to prevent further damage. If SERVPRO is your preferred service provider, you should expect our technicians to respond immediately equipped with the relevant restoration equipment. Before the restoration starts, we usually inspect the level of the damage and based on the results we choose the most suitable tools and procedures to use.

Whenever water comes into contact with your contents, some absorb it, and with time they may become unsalvageable. The contents in the hard to access areas may rot, and unpleasant odors might result. To deal with these odors, our SERVPRO technicians locate their source and remove them. If they are coming from cracks and inaccessible areas, we spray deodorants by using ULV foggers or thermal foggers to neutralize them. Deodorization also sterilizes areas to prevent the growth of mold.

Drying the wet areas is very crucial during the restoration, and as a result, we set up air movers to facilitate the flow of air. When evaporation occurs, the air acquires additional moisture, and that can lead to additional problems. With time, this additional moisture cools down and settles on the walls and under sub-floors and lead to possible damage. That is why we perform dehumidification to draw the suspended moisture from the surrounding areas.

SERVPRO of North Leon County is an experienced leader in mold, fire, storm and water damage restoration. Call us at (850) 536-6599 when faced with any disaster.

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Commercial Water Removal Services After a Flooding Event in a Tallahassee Store

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Services After a Flooding Event in a Tallahassee Store SERVPRO of North Leon County is here to make your commercial water damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers Commercial Water Removal Services to Tallahassee Retail Stores

Commercial water damage is a terrible nuisance for Tallahassee store owners, as it can disrupt work for a long time. As such, any type of flooding in a retail store should be treated with serious concern. This could arise from a burst pipe, a sewage backup, a faulty sprinkler system, or even storm flooding. A good percentage of property claims for insurance in the area are linked to water damage restoration, including store fixtures and losses of inventory. Failure to initiate immediate drying can also lead to secondary damage, often necessitating a complete shutdown.

At SERVPRO, our goal is to get your premises back to a pre-damage state quickly and efficiently. Our experienced, highly-trained water damage and water removal experts provide professional cleanup services to Tallahassee business owners in the area and its environs. As per IICRC guidelines, we use industry-standard tools and techniques in every restoration project to protect your property and prevent additional damage.

It is always tempting to linger around a flooded area in a bid to move stock and other important items to safety. However, the first thing you should do is turn off electricity at the main power supply to avoid electrocution. SERVPRO technicians can be there within four hours after contacting us.

We have a specific protocol for dealing with commercial water damage in retail stores. A certified SERVPRO technician conducts a thorough inspection to establish priorities, tasks, goals, and schedules. The water removal process often involves the relocation of building contents, extensive cleaning, sanitation, and debris disposal.

Water extraction from walls, floors, and ceilings is done using advanced truck-mounted vacuum systems. We conduct structural dry out procedures using a combination of dryers, dehumidifiers, and high-capacity air movers. Our water damage restoration experts can also clean and dry any affected carpets, hard-surface items, and upholstery. Throughout the water removal process, we regulate and maintain proper temperature and humidity levels to ensure quick and efficient drying.

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We understand that a flooding event in your area has serious repercussions on your retail store. As soon as it happens, contact SERVPRO of North Leon County for commercial water removal services. You can reach us anytime at (850) 536-6599.

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Types of Water That Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Tallahassee Home

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Types of Water That Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Tallahassee Home When facing flooding in the home, the best bet is to call the certified professional SERVPRO team to dry out your property and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Responds Appropriately to the Type of Water That Flooded Your Home

A flood is a natural disaster that can have a long-lasting impact on your Tallahassee home. There is no doubt that you need professional help in dealing with such a situation. Furthermore, the sooner the professionals get to work, the better.

If you face a flood damage situation in your Tallahassee home, the first thing to do is to ensure your and your family’s safety. SERVPRO considers contamination as another issue to be wary about following the aftermath of a flood. The restoration process depends on the type of water causing the flooding. Successful restoration depends on understanding the type of water involved in the flooding.

Clean water
Clean water is the safest floodwater that does not pose any immediate health risk. Such floods can result from melting snow and heavy rains. However, if the clean water is not removed promptly, it can get contaminated in as little as 48 hours. Thankfully, SERVPRO technicians get to work within four hours from our team receiving your call.

Gray water
Gray water contains microbial contamination and can pose health hazards. It is essential to get rid of this water as soon as possible. Flooding often results in gray water pooling if the floodwater mixes with busted sewer lines.

Black water  
It is perhaps the most dangerous floodwater that is often seen in city-wide flooding. It may contain human waste, raw sewage, chemicals, pesticides and even flooding animal carcasses. As a result, this type of water is laden with dangerous bacteria. SERVPRO professionals do not offer a cleaning and disinfecting service for carpets, paddings, and walls affected by black water.

Make sure that you call in expert flood damage restoration professionals as soon as you can. The experts can assess the situation, devise a plan and get the restoration done in no time.

Call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 today to speak to one of our technicians to discuss your situation. Our professionals work hard to restore flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

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The Effects of Commercial Water Damage on Your Tallahassee Bike Shop

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Effects of Commercial Water Damage on Your Tallahassee Bike Shop Customers depend on your bike shop to keep bikes in tip top condition. Keep your store in great condition by contacting SERVPRO after water damage.

Our Certified SERVPRO Technicians Aim to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Property to Improve the Environment For BOTH Customers and Employees Alike

Water inside your Tallahassee business' pipes helps keep your employees hydrated and able to use the facilities as needed. However, when a pipe leaks or drips, your store's environment changes, becoming the perfect setting to develop damages that you most likely want to avoid.

When customers come into your bike shop, visible commercial water damage in Tallahassee can make your building seem old and ugly. Invisible damage comes in the form of musty odors and high humidity. SERVPRO technicians use their experience and training to restore businesses to pre-damage condition. For situations involving broken water lines that flood your company, we want to remind you that we are Faster To Any Sized Disaster, ready to help you prevent possible damage from happening.

Regardless of the size of your company, the amount and extent of the damage, or the source, our technicians work rapidly to repair the damages so your business operations can proceed flawlessly once again. In addition to removing any materials that sustained damage from the water, we can restore your store's display units, if needed.

Odors from water damage can affect not only your customers' shopping experience but also your employees' morale. Coming into work every day, many times, the little things, such as persistent odors, can make the performance of normal duties seem tiresome. Customers want to shop in a location that smells and looks clean. Water damage can rob your business of both aspects.

High humidity can affect rubber tires, metal bike parts, and allow mold to grow on leather accessories. These problems stem from water damage, but we can prevent them from happening. Once they begin to show up in your inventory, however, we can help you recover by cleaning them and providing other restorative services. We can discuss with you exactly what your business needs to make a full recovery from any type of water damage.
SERVPRO of North Leon County wants to help your company succeed. Removing the signs of water damage can help you achieve your company's goals. Contact us for the restoration services your business needs by calling (850) 536-6599.

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