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How to Handle Commercial Flood Damage in Tallahassee

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How to Handle Commercial Flood Damage in Tallahassee We routinely inspect our equipment so that it is always ready to meet your water damage needs.

Flooding in Commercial Zones Damages Buildings, Equipment, and Goods in Tallahassee

When you own a retail business in Tallahassee, maintaining things becomes crucial to keeping customer satisfaction high. Not only this, but you also need to maintain safe working conditions for your employees. The two often overlap in how you achieve them, but accidents and extreme weather can make things more difficult for any size business.

When business owners in Tallahassee face commercial flood damage in their retail setting, they can depend on us to help get everything up and running again quickly. We work in teams to better address all of the elements in your retail setting simultaneously. Doing so helps all of the different aspects come to an end concurrently, decreasing any the chances of additional interruptions and other delays.

As one group of specialists work on the building itself, other employees gather merchandise into one area. Other technicians work on placing all the furnishings into one section as compactly as possible. Having everything situated and condensed in this manner gives us more room to work in cleaning, drying, and working in the building. When we have additional space, it allows us to get into areas that otherwise might prove difficult or cumbersome.

To get your inventory and furnishings in preloss condition requires special cleaning, as well as drying. Contamination of surfaces happens store-wide and can spread easily. We continue spraying disinfectants as we work to ensure microbes never gain a foothold. 

We also depend on specially built chambers we construct on-site that allow us to use a combination of air scrubbers and air movers. Our specialists work inside these chambers to clean soiled items and dry them at an accelerated rate. The air scrubbers work to keep microbes and other airborne contaminants from reaching newly-cleaned areas outside of the chamber.

Retail stores depend on their merchandise, and without a stable supply, meeting consumer demand becomes unlikely. We help our commercial customers meet their needs by sorting current stock into three categories. We box up undamaged items to prevent problems with damage and loss. We list water damaged items for you so restocking these things becomes more manageable, as well as facilitating insurance claims.

Some items, both from your inventory and also from your store's furnishings, might seem more damaged than what a bit of restorative work can recover. However, we carry the necessary tools and cleaning agents in our Green Fleet, keeping us prepared for every situation. We can help you recover a majority of seemingly damaged items and help reduce the costs incurred in recovering from a flood.

SERVPRO of North Leon County wants to help after flood damage harms our communities and causes area-wide damage. Minor flooding can prove just as devastating in isolated areas, also. We are prepared to mitigate retail and other settings in Centerville, near the FSU Campus, and around Lake Lamonia. Contact us at (850) 536-6599 for fast and professional service, 24/7, year-round.

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We Are The Crew To Call If Your Tallahassee Home Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Are The Crew To Call If Your Tallahassee Home Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster We have the resources to deal with any form of soiling “Like it never even happened.”

Necessary Cleanup After Flood Damage Incident In Tallahassee

Flooding incidents can inconvenience homeowners in many ways. One of the inconveniences is leaving your Tallahassee property murky by depositing mud, silt and raw sewage or other soils. It is crucial to perform a thorough cleaning exercise to regain preloss conditions. We offer professional restoration services that help carry out all the necessary cleanup steps efficiently.

Removing all the soils from your property after flood damage incidents in Tallahassee is a crucial restoration step, albeit not an easy one. Depending on the intensity of flooding, the soiling might be substantial. Also, the presence of dangerous contaminants such as raw sewage or industrial chemicals necessitates precautionary measures when handling the soils. Our SERVPRO technicians work faster because we have the PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, allowing us to wade into any section of your property easily.

Apart from the water flowing into the property, there are other dynamics involved in a flooding situation, leaving different materials in a property damaged. Debris removal is another essential part of the cleanup. In many cases, debris removal involves a bit of teardown to get rid of damaged drywall, insulation, carpets, and other building materials. Our SERVPRO technicians handle this process effectively because we have the necessary training and equipment. We always pack a variety of equipment in our product trucks for such tasks including:

    •    55-Gallon trash cans on wheels
    •    Rubber hammers
    •    Pry bars and Crowbars
    •    Molding lifters
    •    Awls

Water removal is also part of cleanup because if left unchecked, it can cause several problems including bad odor and mold. Removing standing water is simpler than removing the water that dissolves in building materials or and contents. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on both simple and advanced equipment such as water extractors, buckets, mops, air movers, and dehumidifiers to accomplish this step.

To clean up your property thoroughly after flooding in Centerville, Florida State University F S U, and Midtown Tallahassee, call SERVPRO of North Leon County to help. You can reach us at (850) 536-6599 ant time. We have the resources to deal with any form of soiling “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration to a Tallahassee Retirement Facility

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration to a Tallahassee Retirement Facility Water damage is stressful-especially for seniors. We commit to treating those affected by water disasters with compassion and reassurance.

Professional Water Damage Restoration at a Tallahassee Retirement Facility Demonstrates Care and Compassion 

A water loss causes fear and concern for the tenants of any multi-unit housing building in Tallahassee, but the stress for residents of a retirement facility and their families is particularly intense. Individuals in assisted living homes often face mobility issues, needing help to stay safe when a water disaster strikes. Everyone’s risk of slip and fall injury increases when excess water intrudes into public spaces and individual apartments, but the elderly are particularly vulnerable. 

Recently we assessed and provided restoration for water damage at a Tallahassee retirement facility. As the photo illustrates, the water loss mitigation and remediation required significant controlled demolition. The flood cuts in the drywall extend more than two feet above the floor in the hallway as pictured. Cutting above the wet materials permitted our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians to release and evacuate water trapped between walls and improve the efficacy of structural drying strategies by increasing the airflow in the affected spaces. 

Fast water removal and drying even in hidden areas are crucial to reduce the potential for microbial growth. The SERVPRO team knew that in as few as 24 to 48 hours, water damaged spaces could support mold growth if moisture levels remained elevated. Susceptible individuals among the residents in the assisted living facility might experience heightened sensitivity or allergic reactions if mold growth accelerated. 

SERVPRO crews include Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians ready to use industry best practices to inhibit fungal outbreaks and inhibit continuing deterioration of building materials.  We also treated the water damaged surfaces with EPA-registered disinfectants to minimize contamination of the facility’s spaces with pathogens. Our ability to accomplish rapid drying consistently means the residents of the retirement facility experienced as little disruption as possible during restoration. 

The image of a resident’s walker alongside SERVPRO’s industrial grade dehumidifier is a reminder of the human element in all of the projects we complete. We commit to treating those affected by water disasters with compassion and reassurance during a frightening and challenging time.

Encourage anyone with aging parents or other loved ones to keep contact information for SERVPRO of North Leon County nearby in case of a water or other disaster. Coordinate with building managers to call (850) 536-6599 when multi-unit living quarters suffer a water loss.

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Water Damage Remediation in Tallahassee, Don’t Go At It Alone!

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Remediation in Tallahassee, Don’t Go At It Alone! Water damage remediation can cause chaos. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Hose Bib Damage Can Flood Tallahassee Homes

Outside hoses are a vital component to living in the often scorching Tallahassee heat. While these connections to your outside can get used for implements like watering the lawn or filling up smaller pools, these hose bibs are also susceptible to problems of their own. Aging components alone can cause these connections to begin to leak or break down, but an unexpected impact with the outside spicket can break the pipes loose, allowing for substantial water loss incidents to occur before you can get the main supply shut down.

As unexpected of a water damage emergency as that might become for your Tallahassee home, many owners might still be under the impression that conventional drying methods can work to correct these issues. Unfortunately, with this hose bib moving through the wall to the outside of your home, a breach in this straight pipe can lead to substantial pooling and saturation of wall cavities. The faster that you can get professional water restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team involved, the better protected these affected elements are in the property.

Along with certifications in Water Restoration (WRT), many of our restoration crew also have accreditations in Applied Structural Drying (ASD). These endorsements signify a level of training and expertise to our customers that our technicians have the knowledge and the experience to overcome all of the obstacles in removing standing water from your house and drying out the affected construction materials, contents, and structural elements.

While repairing this small portion of plumbing is critical to give your home its full functionality again, we must also determine where the water damage has spread to and the best approach to drying out these effects. We can position rapid drying equipment in critical areas to maximize results, and in some cases, must also perform flood cuts to replace overly affected and compromised sections of drywall or paneling.

While homeowners often worry little about the status of their hose bib and connections to the interior plumbing, this could be an area worth inspecting from time to time. If you find yourself facing a water loss emergency, you can count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of North Leon County team. Give us a call at (850) 536-6599.

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Our Trained Technicians Will Restore Your Tallahassee Home After A Fire Disaster

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Trained Technicians Will Restore Your Tallahassee Home After A Fire Disaster A fire in this Tallahassee kitchen began on the stove, the hood of the stove and the cabinetry were charred by the fire.

Fire Odors in a Tallahassee Home Can Come From Many Sources

One of the most common complaints we get from local homeowners about fire odors in their residences is that the odors may have remained in their homes for many years, sometimes since before they ever purchased their homes. Smoke odors can, depending on the volume and type of smoke in the building, take decades to fall to unnoticeable levels. Given that smoke odors can bother those in and around your home and potentially decrease property values, investing in a permanent deodorization treatment may be worth your time.

Fire damage in Tallahassee homes can come from many different sources and may pose unique challenges even to SERVPRO technicians certified in fire damage treatments by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Different types of smoke produce significantly different particles that may require variable mixtures of absorption agents, adsorption agents, and other odor-neutralizing chemicals to treat. Over the years, however, we have learned to treat fire odors from sources ranging from long-term tobacco use to large-scale house fires that can affect the entire building. Telling us over the phone what type of situation caused the odors can help us to prepare adequately for the work to come.

Some projects may pose additional difficulties due to the volume and spread of smoke particles throughout the home. Significant fires or long-term tobacco use can cause smoke odors to spread throughout the air vents in your home and lead to a more prolonged and extensive odor removal process. SERVPRO technicians also receive IICRC certifications related to the cleaning of your home HVAC systems and can use this training to eliminate odors that might otherwise circulate around your home. We provide full and total coverage for your home when eliminating odors of any kind, leaving the place looking and smelling "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of North Leon County specializes in reversing the effects fire and smoke damage can have on your home. Call us as soon as possible after a disaster at (850) 536-6599 for our 24/7 services.

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Gas-Powered Extractors for Water Removal in Tallahassee Homes

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Gas-Powered Extractors for Water Removal in Tallahassee Homes Don't let your electricity stop your water damage clean up.

Call SERVPRO today to find out how we can help you take care of your water damage. 

There are many disasters like water loss incidents that can affect the power and electricity to your Tallahassee home. While our professionals can often supply temporary power for our recovery equipment and practices, not to mention to help our customers, it is sometimes beneficial to utilize some of our equipment that does not require electricity. In situations where substantial water loss incidents have taken place, leaving several inches of standing water in certain areas of your property, our team has the appropriate equipment that does not put a strain on the generator and removes this pooling water quickly and effectively.

Water removal is one of the most vital steps to the recovery of water loss incidents in your Tallahassee property. With multiple extractors available to our SERVPRO professionals, gas-powered trash pumps can provide a powerful draw of standing water in your property without a demand on the temporary power solutions within the house.

From the time that our SERVPRO technicians first arrive at your home, we can get to work quickly on setting up this temporary power to help run the other mitigation and restoration equipment in the recovery of your home. In situations where a family does not need to vacate on account of the water loss recovery, our large generators can supply the whole house with electricity to allow for a more comfortable existence while work continues on the premises.

Trash pumps are less portable and maneuverable as many of our submersible pumps or the wet-vacs with extraction wands that our SERVPRO team can also utilize, but these gas-powered options have a much more powerful extraction force. These machines are ideal for situations where there are several inches of standing water or more, and when the extractor truck is either too much force for the severity of the damage or unnecessary for the situation.

There are many reasons why our gas-powered trash pumps can see usage when extracting standing water from a loss incident in your home. No matter when disaster strikes, or how severe the effects, you can count on our SERVPRO of North Leon County professionals to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (850) 536-6599.

Did Recent Storms Cause Water Damage to Your Tallahassee Ceiling?

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Did Recent Storms Cause Water Damage to Your Tallahassee Ceiling? You can trust SERVPRO of North Leon County for all of your water restoration needs.

Addressing Saturated Ceilings in Flooded Tallahassee Homes

Severe weather systems are common to Tallahassee, especially during the spring and summer seasons. With torrential rainfall and high-powered winds sweeping through this area of Florida, roofs are particularly susceptible to damages and vulnerabilities caused by missing shingles and wind effects. Any penetration points that develop during a severe weather event could be the unfortunate opening necessary to allow floodwater into your property.

When flood damages begin in your Tallahassee home, it is imperative to address these concerns as quickly as you can. We have a commitment to readiness that ensures that no matter when disasters strike and to what severity, we always have the resources, personnel, and equipment to overcome it. Our SERVPRO professionals have accreditations in mitigation, water restoration, and applied structural drying through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IRCC). Our continued education in these fields helps us to approach even significant loss incidents with experience and confidence.

Our professionals can appreciate the importance of responding quickly when roof vulnerabilities have allowed water penetration, as this can cause substantial damage to the ceiling of your property. We have moisture detection equipment that can help to identify the worst of this saturation and direct our tools and machines to dry out this damage as quickly and efficiently as possible.

With ceiling saturation, especially with common materials like stucco and plaster, addressing saturation is critical. The longer these materials remain exposed to oversaturation and moisture, the more warped and damaged they become. In a short period, ceiling construction materials and insulation can become unsalvageable. Our Injecti-Dry System can penetrate beyond the surface of your ceiling to dry out moisture and dampness in the insulation and the cavity to the roof without requiring demolition. 

While ultimately homeowners need to get the vulnerabilities in their roof addressed as the storm passes, our SERVPRO of North Leon County team can help you and your property through the stages of mitigation and recovery. You can count on us to make this situation “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (850) 536-6599.

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Tallahassee Fire and Soot Problems? SERVPRO Is a Premier Cleaning and Restoration Company--Ready to Help

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tallahassee Fire and Soot Problems? SERVPRO Is a Premier Cleaning and Restoration Company--Ready to Help Even SERVPRO Cannot Restore Every Fire Damaged Chandelier in Tallahassee--But Most, We Can!

Structural Content Restoration after Fire Damage in Tallahassee

A minor or medium scale fire usually causes damage to structural components that requires professional remediation. Unlike contents, structural components are fixed in place which can make them awkward to clean correctly. Gaps that can be penetrated by smoke but are tough to access also could create an odor issue in your home.

We provide expert restoration of cabinets, attics, lighting fixtures, insulation, windows & glass as well as drapery rods and fixtures that have suffered from fire damage in Tallahassee. Each of these structural components presents a unique challenge for restorers, and here at SERVPRO we continually develop approaches to ensure an efficient service from start to finish.

The kind of approaches we develop incorporate the latest technology as well as care and attention to detail. Chandeliers, for example, frequently require detailed cleaning due to decorative trim or color. Our technicians can use steam cleaning to restore onsite, or pack the chandelier down and send it for ultrasonic immersion cleaning. Once the restoration is complete, we can re-assemble it in its preloss condition.

Cabinets present a different challenge due to their fixed nature. It is also not uncommon for cabinet interiors to be unfinished woods which means standard wet cleaning methods could cause further damage. For the inside of your fittings, we can apply dry cleaning to remove soots and place odor neutralizing pellets inside the cabinet. We can also drill small holes to create airflow in case any residual moisture from the firefighting procedure is left behind.

Fabrics including curtains, furniture covers or clothes can often assimilate soots and become difficult to clean with household appliances. SERVPRO has Esporta washing machines capable of removing up to 99% of soiling from fabrics. We make an inventory of any items requiring a pack-out and can restore them to your property once cleaning is complete.

Getting your structural contents back to preloss condition is our specialty. Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 today.

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Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Tallahassee Fire Damage

5/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Tallahassee Fire Damage Fire damage can leave smoke remnants lingering in your home. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation help.

Fire Damage can Leave Your Windows Blackened in Tallahassee

The scene of a fire with smoke spewing out of windows and firefighters' vent holes in the roof does not always mean the complete loss of the home. Even smaller fires can cause smoke to pour out of open windows. This often causes neighbors in Tallahassee to call the fire department and check to see if they might help in some way. SERVPRO advises our customers never to re-enter a burning house and to leave such dangerous activities to the fire department.

Once the firefighters extinguish the flames and check to rule out any hot spots that might restart a fire, SERVPRO can check your house for the severity of fire damage in Tallahassee. When a fire stayed contained in a single area of a home, the rest of the home merely needs extensive cleaning. The windows in these areas, as well as mirrors and other hard, smooth surfaces, often contain high amounts of carbon residue. This black soot can also contain other components from plastics and other synthetic materials that burned during the fire.

Replacing windows in otherwise undamaged areas can impose unnecessary expenses on the homeowner. Cleaning these structural elements of a home while we also restore more seriously damaged areas of your house reduces your expenses and helps your family get back to normal routines faster. Reducing your overall costs means your budget also bounces back more quickly.

Our ability to clean these items without their removal also keeps your home more secure against vandals and looters. Our presence during the time we work can help deter curious teens and others who want to see what a fire damaged house looks like, protecting both them and your family's belongings.

There are many aspects to a fire, and how it can affect your home. When we clean the interior and work on removing damaged items, we take these different issues into consideration of how they interact with other parts of the mitigation and restoration process.

SERVPRO of North Leon County can help get your family's home back to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (850) 536-6599 to find out more about our services, training, and our dedication to our neighbors in Centerville, Meridian, and Miccosukee. Fire damage of any degree needs professional specialists who can safely restore your home.

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We Tackle Clean Water Emergencies In Tallahassee

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Tackle Clean Water Emergencies In Tallahassee We have equipment waiting to restore your home after water damage. We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate and call us right away.

Limiting Microbial Growth when Water Damage Happens in your Tallahassee Home

If at some point during the ownership of your property you are faced with the prospect of damages it is vital to reach out to a professional restoration provider. One of the most common causes of property damage is excess water which can intrude into the home environment from a malfunctioning HVAC system, heavy rainfall or problems with internal plumbing. Sometimes, a situation like this can develop outside of your view and only become apparent after the damage is done.

We pride ourselves on restoring properties to their preloss conditions after suffering water damage in Tallahassee. One area that has become an increasingly noticeable issue in the industry is the impact of microbial growth on the home. Where there is water, there are microbes and when these bacterias are given the right conditions- a warm, humid environment- they can proliferate rapidly.

Excess water that has intruded into the home can raise the humidity levels in the affected area. At above 60% GPP, microbes begin to germinate. A SERVPRO technician is trained to measure and control humidity levels using a combination of thermo-hygrometers and dehumidifiers. Bringing humidity under control quickly is essential since mold spores can begin to grow in as little as 12 hours in the right conditions.

The majority of the work we carry out is tackling clean water emergencies. Clean water emergencies are usually from a clean source like a water pipe or HVAC system. However, failure to control microbial growth can see clean water deteriorate into a grey or black water emergency. SERVPRO technicians are given PPE to allow them to safely work in an area where there is a heavy microbial presence, but we may place physical barriers to prevent microbes spreading.

The most effective way to control microbial growth is by removing water and controlling humidity levels. We use industrial extraction units that combine vacuum strength with heated elements to remove hundreds of gallons of water. With water removed, we can double protect your property by treating surfaces with Biocides and anti-microbial treatments.

Light property water damages can deteriorate without immediate attention, contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 for help.

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