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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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Don't Waste Time! Some Facts to Start Effective Water Damage Remediation in Tallahassee

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Waste Time! Some Facts to Start Effective Water Damage Remediation in Tallahassee Our technicians arrive with advanced equipment to figure out the extent of the water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO for efficient remediation.

Scoping Helps in Restoration of Water Damage in Tallahassee

Cases of water damage require immediate action to restore the property to its preloss state. However, starting restoration processes without doing some evaluation first can lead to problems that can affect the outcome or delay the process. Before doing restoration in Tallahassee properties experiencing water loss, we do thorough scoping first.

Every case of water damage in Tallahassee is unique, and therefore most homeowners are not sure what immediate effects an incident has and what processes follow. Our SERVPRO technicians first reassure the homeowner since they have vast experience dealing with similar cases. We then inspect the contents and the structure to figure out the necessary drying and safety procedures.

Scoping helps establish the source of water and whether it has stopped. It also helps establish whether clean or gray water is involved and how long the water has been standing in the building. If pooling water sits for too long, it can deteriorate from one level of contamination to another so a situation that initially involved clean water may end up becoming a gray water loss. Our SERVPRO technicians can fix small leaks to stop more water from flowing into the building. Based on the amount of water in the building, we can select the right water extraction equipment including high capacity ones such as the truck-mounted water extractors.

An evaluation also helps establish all areas the water reaches. Even areas far away from the source might be affected since the water seeps into porous materials then migrates widely. Leaving materials wet after restoring the property can lead to other problems such as microbial growth. Our SERVPRO technicians use sophisticated moisture detection tools including moisture sensors, moisture meters, and FLIR thermal cameras. Using such equipment, we can tell whether walls, cabinets, baseboards, carpets, ducts or crawl spaces need drying. Such information helps set drying goals.

If there is a water spill in your Centerville, Florida State University or Lake Lamonia property, call SERVPRO of North Leon County to help evaluate the damage and mount the right response. You can reach us at (850) 536-6599 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO can Help Wash the Damage From Tallahassee Hair Salons

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO can Help Wash the Damage From Tallahassee Hair Salons Trust the SERVPRO Brand for all of your water damage restoration needs.

Helpful Tips When Mitigation Effects of Commercial Water Damage in Tallahassee

A water spill in a commercial setting can cause several problems. In a hair salon, some of the issues you are likely to face after such an incident include damaged upholstery items and bad odor. The water is also likely to ruin building materials especially the porous ones such as wooden cabinets. We offer professional mitigation services to businesses in Tallahassee enabling them to restore normal operations fast.  

Among the most crucial steps in the restoration of commercial water damage in Tallahassee is to address all inconveniences that customers served by the business might encounter. In a salon where people seek grooming services, even small issues like bad odor can have severe ramifications. The mitigation process must, therefore, dry all moisture and to prevent mold development since it is the most likely source of an unpleasant odor. Our SERVPRO technicians use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry all wet materials in the affected property.  

If the water affects the electronic equipment used in a salon such as driers, they are likely to cease functioning immediately or after some time. Before resuming operations, it is necessary to check such equipment to ensure issues related to the water spill do not lead to breakdowns in the future. Our SERVPRO technicians are skilled in the restoration of electronics. We also offer document drying helping you save important business records.  

Spilled water causes staining easily especially in upholstery items and carpeted areas. Stains can transfer from other fabrics such as drapes if they are non-colorfast when exposed to water. Even shampoos and other products found in a salon can cause stains if they spill during the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians have extensive training with stain removal. We use different approaches including using professional cleaning agents to remove the stain element. We also work on stained materials when they are still wet because removal is straightforward in such a state.  

In case of a water problem in your Centerville, Midtown Tallahassee or Lake Lamonia business, call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 to help restore normal operations. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Have The Equipment And Training To Handle Your Tallahassee Fire Damage Restoration

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Have The Equipment And Training To Handle Your Tallahassee Fire Damage Restoration When your home has suffered from a fire you can rely on our experts 24/7 with the restoration process call us right away so we can get started.

How Advanced Training Improves the Outcomes in Restoration of Fire Damage in Tallahassee

A fire incident can happen anytime considering the number of likely sources in a house including stoves, electrical equipment, and even chimneys. Whatever the cause, taking remedial action immediately after the fire is out can make a significant difference to the outcome. Choosing a team of restorers with advanced training in fire and smoke restoration helps in many ways.

Many incidents of fire damage in Tallahassee also includes aspects of water damage especially if the blaze is big enough to involve the fire department. As water is sprayed into the property to suppress the flames, it soaks into any porous materials in the vicinity including carpets, wall materials and contents such as upholstery. Our SERVPRO technicians can tackle different aspects of water damage including extraction of standing water and drying moisture from materials using advanced equipment and skills.

Once the fire is out, you are left with many types of wastes in the property including charred item remains and residues such as soot on surfaces or airborne particulate matter. Removing such wastes requires different approaches. Removal of larger items charred by the flames requires physical strength. Our SERVPRO technicians have no problem doing this since we work as a team. Removal of residues requires skills because the heat from the fire opens up pores in materials embedding residues deeper. We use powered multi-surface scrubbing equipment and professional cleaning agents to remove residues from surfaces.

Fire damage leaves different types of damages on surfaces either due to the action of heat, flames, and residues. Restoring materials affected in the blaze instead of replacing them can help reduce the overall cost of the process. Through the use of advanced techniques such as soda blasting, our SERVPRO technicians can restore slightly charred furniture surfaces effectively. We also understand how different residues affect materials. For example, soot tends to be acidic causing rust or stains in metallic and stone materials respectively. We remove such residues from surfaces at the earliest possible opportunity to prevent such outcomes.

After a fire incident in Centerville, Lake Lamonia and Meridian areas, call SERVPRO of Leon County to help restore your property. You can reach us at (850) 536-6599 any time.

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Water Loss in North Leon County? Contact a Premier Restoration Company Like SERVPRO -- We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Loss in North Leon County? Contact a Premier Restoration Company Like SERVPRO -- We're Faster To Any Size Disaster "I Love Tallahassee" and the Water Loss Restoration Services of SERVPRO

Depend on SERVPRO for Every Aspect of Your North Leon County Water Removal Needs

Water is a necessity of life. We drink it, cook with it, wash with it, cool with it, and clean with it. Throughout every home and commercial property, it is available readily, directly plumbed into faucets, sinks, appliances, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more. When the pipes, fittings, and hoses containing and directing this essential flow of fluid become corroded, loose, or cracked water can invade a property in large quantities and with considerable force. Removing the water fast is essential as it is incredibly destructive to building materials and contents.

In the Florida panhandle water also falls from the sky as rain, sometimes as a gentle sprinkle and other times as a fierce storm. Rapid and complete water removal in a property after heavy precipitation causes an intrusion through a roof leak, or overland flash flooding is just as crucial as when a plumbing or appliance fail fills a home with moisture. Partnering with our reliable team of water damage experts can prevent the ruin of a business or loss of a home.

Property owners get the best water removal results when the team from SERVPRO of North Leon County is on the scene. Customers can reach us 24/7 because we know how critical fast evacuation of water is to a successful restoration. Managing a water event requires skilled technicians, high-efficiency equipment, and a remediation company that puts the customer’s needs first and foremost. We are proud to meet all of these requirements for every project, large or small.

When SERVPRO arrives, a seasoned crew leader assesses the water damage, devises a plan, and gets the crew to work. If areas of your property need to be secured with tarps or boards, we are on that part of the job first. Fully stocked service vehicles then support our ability to respond to water removal fast. Onboard each signature green truck are pumps and water extractors that can take on with ease even a significant commercial water event. If the electricity on your property is unavailable temporarily because of a storm or other safety concern our gas-powered pumps and truck-mounted and generated extractors prevent any delay.

SERVPRO prioritizes advanced and continuing IICRC training for our work crews and managers. The industry-leading knowledge of water removal science and strategy shared with our team through this coursework is second to none. Our commitment to supporting our technicians with both this targeted training and the on-the-job opportunity for hands-on experience with master water mitigation personnel means we handle your job in the most efficient, professional, and safe manner possible.

Learning how to evaluate the three categories of water from clean, to gray, to black is vital to ensuring we respond appropriately to contaminants found in the waters threatening your home or business. Water removal procedures vary depending upon the category, with clean water simply requiring evacuation into sewer systems. The increasing contamination with gray and black waters might include the need to contain and dispose of the water as hazardous waste. SERVPRO is familiar with the rules and regulations about contaminated water in all of the communities we serve near the capital city region. This ensures both yours and public safety when we respond to your water loss.  

One aspect of water removal the average home or business owner might not consider until it happens is the need for it after suffering a fire. Firefighters use copious quantities of water as they extinguish a blaze. Getting the water out of the structure is necessary before the SERVPRO team can move on to soot cleanup, charring management, deodorization, and a host of other tasks. Because the water is by definition contaminated after a fire, the expertise of our trained crews is the key to your health and well-being. Other restoration tasks can commence safely once we address the slip and fall and electric shock potential at the scene.

The speed with which the SERVPRO responds to any Florida water removal situation is the foundation of our success. Water damage is immediate for some porous materials and progresses swiftly the longer the moisture remains. Some materials such as insulation and carpet padding might need replacement regardless of how quickly we respond. Other items are salvageable if water is extracted and drying goals are met. It is imperative that moisture levels decrease to normal within 24 to 48 hours to avoid the risk of mold growth.

Do-it-yourself water removal in the Tallahassee area is not recommended. The tools a home or business owner possesses rarely have the capacity of our industrial strength equipment. Even if a commercial building has a regular in-house or contracted cleaning crew, hiring our Tallahassee water damage restoration experts is the most time and cost effective method of mitigating water losses because we specialize in water disaster restoration.

Challenges that only a dedicated water removal team can conquer reliably include finding and extracting hidden caches of water. Our water damage techs use thermal imaging and moisture probes and other sensitive tools to locate water under floors, behind walls, and in other cavities. Specially designed equipment like floor drying mats and wall access drying options like the Injectidry system help pull moisture from spaces otherwise difficult to reach.

SERVPRO technicians are skilled in moisture measurement and monitoring, fundamental concepts to completing water removal in your home or business in northern Florida. Moisture can linger in building materials long after standing water is just a memory. Our crews use a combination of air movement, heat, and dehumidification to dry out the structural components of your property. We check on moisture levels throughout the project to make sure we hit the goal for each kind of material. The green fleet has heated air movers and both desiccant and evaporative dehumidifiers on each truck to accelerate the process.

Working seamlessly through the steps needed for water removal is our mission and delivering your property back after a water loss “Like it never even happened.” is our goal. Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 for expert assistance with any size water loss.

How Team SERVPRO Helps Homes in Tallahasee Recover From Flooding

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Team SERVPRO Helps Homes in Tallahasee Recover From Flooding Flooding can affect the area quickly and leave the contents of your home underwater. Contact SERVPRO for water removal services.

Flood Extraction Methods for Homes in Tallahassee Pave the Way for Restoration Work

Once an area experiences a flood in Tallahassee, homes look like they can never become suitable for living in again. SERVPRO helps homeowners restore their homes from the worst disasters, and we start by being Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Immediately after your home in Tallahassee floods, we can start restoring your property with flood extraction techniques. Restoration work comes with many dangers, and extracting the water covering many of these helps make things safer for our restoration crews.

Pumping the unwanted water out with the use of our submersible pumps means we can extract water from every area of your home, no matter how deep the water rose. When crawl spaces retain water, this can cause health effects in occupants because of the elevated humidity and the increase in airborne pathogens, including mold.

Because crawl spaces also hold any silt or other sedimentation that the floodwaters pushed in, we remove these deposits by hand when necessary. Sand and mud can retain moisture, making it harder to dry these areas out later. The same deposits also exist on the ground floor of your house after a flood, although below-ground level areas might contain considerably more.

Where carpets and porous floorings like laminate and wooden tile cover your floors, these often become inundated with not only water but deposits of sediment. We remove the carpeting in cut sections that we roll up and place in bags. The padding, however, often needs removing with the use of a shovel.

Floor coverings that contain wooden pieces can become so saturated that their glue fails. The jumbled pieces also get cleaned up and removed with the help of our shovels. We do our best to leave the floor as smooth as possible to help the installation of new flooring happen more smoothly. Saturated sections of drywall need cut away to reveal the framework in walls, and these, like the flooring pieces, find their way into doubled bags.

SERVPRO of North Leon County wants your family to be able to live in your own home, free of the stress that comes with a life-changing disaster. Our water extraction and removal methods make this possible and in a rapid manner. Contact us when you need a caring, professional company who hires qualified professionals. Our 24-hour service line is (850) 536-6599.

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Tallahassee Water Invasion after a Storm? Call SERVPRO for Mitigation--Real Fast!

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tallahassee Water Invasion after a Storm?  Call SERVPRO for Mitigation--Real Fast! Tallahassee Hassle from Flooding? Call SERVPRO for Help

Remediating Attic and Crawlspace Flood Damage in Tallahassee

The weather may be clearing around Tallahassee now, but recent storms not only drop water onto areas homes but other problems as well. Tree limbs and other debris crash onto roofs, allowing water to enter and flood attics and crawlspaces.
 
Overhead is a type of Tallahassee flood damage that other restoration services may not be prepared to treat. SERVPRO restoration specialists, however, train for every type of disaster in our area, no matter in what part of the home it may strike.
 
Personnel start operations by sealing off the roof against further water, wind, or even animal intrusion. Unless the damage is extensive enough to require a licensed contractor, our specialists can place tarps or board-up until a permanent fix can be done. Keeping out the elements is crucial to water mitigation.
 
If enough water already entered the attic or crawlspace, it can compromise the insulation. The material compresses into a thin layer, eliminating its effectiveness to help heat or cool the home. Attempting to dry the insulation is a very labor intensive, expensive process with no guarantee of success. Removal and replacement is by far the cheaper and faster option.
 
Once specialists finish with the insulation, a SERVPRO inspector examines the floor of the attic or crawlspace for additional damage. Our specialists can expertly remove panels, and floor and ceiling joists to ensure the integrity of the interior so there are no leaks down into the kitchen and other rooms of the home.
 
Finally, if the interior humidity is too high, there is a risk of moisture compromising the new insulation and even causing mold to expand and grow through the attic. We can apply an antimicrobial product to affected areas to help reduce the likelihood of a future mold infestation. To lower the moisture content, team members install a dehumidifier to draw water from the air. They keep it in operation until a normal content result show on an air moisture meter.
 
At SERVPRO of North Leon County, we understand that removing water is only the beginning to restore a home to a dry, safe condition for reoccupation. If you need our assistance, call us today at (850) 536-6599.

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