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How Fire Damages Your Tallahassee HVAC System

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Fire Damages Your Tallahassee HVAC System Your HVAC system can circulate smoke and soot damage throughout the house.

Cleaning Your HVAC System After a Fire in Your Tallahassee Home

Combustion in some area of your Tallahassee property can create both smoke and flames, both of which can present substantial concerns for the entirety of your house. When you factor in that many homes utilize their air circulation appliances almost continually, it is often running whenever the fire breaks out. This added variable allows smoke odors, residues, debris, and other airborne concerns to travel to every room in your house from the source of the fire via the ductwork.

Cleaning up the fire damage and present debris in your Tallahassee home is a vital component to beginning restoration. Among the chief concerns with the cleanup is any health hazard or potential risk for our technicians on site or others that might come into contact with the area. Removing buildup and residue from the ductwork system can help to reduce the continued spread of the damage and keep the bulk of the restoration work to occur confined to the area where it happened.

This process begins with a thorough inspection of the HVAC system affected by the recent fire. Much like our traditional cleaning efforts for this area of your house, we visually inspect and use equipment to determine the full extent of the damage through unreachable areas of your ducts. Once we can determine the problem areas, our SERVPRO technicians bring out the equipment that is necessary to clean out the HVAC system thoroughly.

Bristled brushes that can get extensively extended get used to help break apart buildup and sediment caked to the walls of the ducts. These brushes can get attached to a drill base to offer more power and precision for cleaning set in debris. High powered vacuums seal over floor grates or ceiling grates to clean large portions of the system without the mess.

Reducing the buildup and trapped dust, debris, smoke residue, and particulates within the system allows for our professionals to better prevent the spread of fire damage throughout your home and helps to allow later the HVAC system to run more efficiently. Give our SERVPRO of North Leon County rapid response team a call to help with any emergency at (850) 536-6599.

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We Are The Team To Call When You Discover Mold In Your Tallahassee Home

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation We Are The Team To Call When You Discover Mold In Your Tallahassee Home If you need our service, call today at (850) 536-6599.

Mold Remediation Experts For Tallahassee Homeowners And Residents

For Tallahassee homeowners and residents, mold is the silent, almost invisible disaster. It does not pop and crackle as appliances burn or cover floors ankle deep, but mold still causes millions of dollars in damages each year.

For thorough mold remediation in Tallahassee homes, SERVPRO response teams have to perform four key steps to ensure the home is clean and reduce the risk of a recurrence. They establish containment, remove mold spores and contaminated property, clean the affected area, and dry all items.

Once the owner discovers mold, preventing it from contaminating more areas of the home is our initial priority. Our technicians block all access points with thick, plastic sheeting to form barriers. They also block all HVAC vents to prevent loose mold spores in the air from entering the ductwork.

If the mold growth is excessive, technicians also construct a clean room where they can store protective clothing and tools to reduce the threat of cross-contamination. Their final action in this step is to establish ‘negative air pressure’ inside the affected area to force spores out of the home.

Next, SERVPRO teams remove mold from the structure, furniture, and other property. The methods used depend if the surface is nonporous or porous. A nonporous surface is often glass, metal, and plastic, which can be wiped down with a sponge or cloth. If the mold layer is thick, team members may use a spray bottle with water or a mild, anti-fungal cleaner to break it up.

Porous surfaces include carpets and fabrics. Mold spores are extremely difficult to remove from these items; enough so, it is often more cost-effective for the owner to order disposal and buy a replacement. That is also true for structural materials like drywall and insulation.

After completing all removal actions, our remediation technicians wait for the dust to settle. Then, they wipe down all surfaces again to clean them, pushing dust and lose spores toward the negative air machines to force them out of the affected area.

Finally, our teams examine the area for excess moisture if the air content meter shows a high humidity level, they set up dehumidifiers, and exhaust fans to lower the level and secure the home against future mold growth.

Remediation is not a quick process, but SERVPRO of North Leon County works to complete each one thoroughly with the owner aware of each action. If you need our service, call today at (850) 536-6599.

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Did You Know That Fire Damage Remediation in Tallahassee Often Includes Dealing With Both Water and Mold As Well?

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Did You Know That Fire Damage Remediation in Tallahassee Often Includes Dealing With Both Water and Mold As Well? When fire damage affects your home, bringing in certified SERVPRO professionals immediately creates the best restoration results.

The Effects of Firefighting on Your Tallahassee Home

While homeowners are undoubtedly grateful for firefighters and first responders arriving at their Tallahassee home at the first sign of trouble, often the steps necessary to put out a blaze can leave your home with additional effects to overcome. Understanding not only how fire can affect your property but also the added potential effects of fire extinguishment efforts can show you the benefits of choosing experienced restoration specialists to handle this work.

Fire damages in Tallahassee can spread quickly throughout your home, which can often prove challenging for first responders to overcome. To battle the growing fire, these firefighters often require new access points and high volumes of water. Once the fire has gotten successfully put out, you can reach out to our SERVPRO emergency response team to dispatch our professionals to your address with the tools and equipment to make a difference quickly for your home.

The water necessary to put out the fire often creates substantial water damage throughout the property where the blaze had its highest concentrations. This pooling water absorbs into materials and works to weaken structural elements almost immediately, so the mitigation team we send out works fast to remove this excess from the area with our advanced extraction equipment.

Our SERVPRO technicians must also contend with the access points that firefighters made in the home when such controlled demolition was necessary. Often these situations involve holes cut into a side of the home or into the roof for fast access to where the need for the water is the greatest. We can prepare these areas for reconstruction work with extensive cleanup and further controlled demolition where it is necessary.

With so many different effects that a fire could have on your home, many homeowners do not fully understand the extensive work required to return it to preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO of North Leon County team of fire restoration specialists can quickly assess the damage and overcome both the effects from the fire and the potential additional damages caused by putting it out. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (850) 536-6599.

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Tallahassee Properties Benefit from SERVPRO'S Rapid Floodwater Removal

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tallahassee Properties Benefit from SERVPRO'S Rapid Floodwater Removal The Green Fleet from SERVPRO Offers Rapid Floodwater Extraction to Mitigate Storm Damage in Tallahassee

Flood Water Removal Teams Dry Out Tallahassee Homes and Prepare for Restoration

Homes in Tallahassee that sustain water spewing out of broken pipes need to have an emergency response to protect them from developing permanent damage. Many areas of a home can become damaged after a short period and raise the cost of restoration drastically. SERVPRO works with homeowners to prevent this from happening.
 
If your property in Tallahassee needs flood water removal, the work involved is similar to that involved with incidents involving clean water from broken lines. However, cleaning up mud and silt, as well as any other debris, means our teams must wear PPE (personal protective equipment) to stay safe. Pathogens can cause health risks, and we do everything to prevent this, and also to protect your family once they return home.
 
We extract all of the water using submersible pumps if the water is at least 2 inches high. These come mounted on one of our Green Fleet's larger trucks. Other units that we use are much smaller, and we attach these to smaller tubes. Reaching into tighter areas, we extract as much water as possible. The reduction of liquid water in these areas reduces the amount of time that drying machinery must run.
 
When we respond within a short amount of time, we can often dry walls and clean them, without needing to tear them down. However, the slightest delay can result in over-saturated walls that disintegrate from the effects of absorption and drying, making such drying efforts wasteful. Instead, we cut the saturated areas away, plus a bit above to ensure no upward wicking occurred inside. In the trade, we call this a flood cut.
 
Air movers need to push the air around and outside of your home after a flooding event, and flood water removal efforts involve several of these. Even though higher levels of your home may have remained dry during the disaster, we find that these help prevent water vapor from condensing on surfaces in otherwise unaffected areas of the house.
 
SERVPRO of North Leon County has the equipment ready at all times, day or night, to help prevent severe damage to your home. Flood water removal teams can arrive soon after you call us at (850) 536-6599 to start the process of drying out your home and cleaning things for you. We are always here to take your call.

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When A Kitchen Appliance Causes Water Damage To Your Tallahassee Home, Our Experts Are Faster To Any Size Disaster!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When A Kitchen Appliance Causes Water Damage To Your Tallahassee Home, Our Experts Are Faster To Any Size Disaster! Supply lines are essential to your dishwasher, but they can leave you in need of water cleanup services when they break.

A Broken Dishwasher Supply Line Can Leave Your Tallahassee Home In Need Of Water Cleanup Services

Supply lines are essential to get water from your plumbing into your dishwasher, but they can leave you in need of water cleanup services when they break. As they break, gallons of water can leak out and spill onto your kitchen floor, pooling and causing a rather large puddle in the middle of your hardwood floors. In order to prevent further damage, it is essential for you to get in contact with a professional remediation and cleanup company so they can address the water spilled out onto the floor.

Leaving water damage in your Tallahassee kitchen untouched by professionals for an extended period can destroy your property. The liquid can seep into your floor and cause stress to the hardwood, making it bubble, swell, and even split. Furthermore, the water can begin to absorb into the base of your cabinets that run along the floor of your kitchen. As they are also made of wood, they can begin to become misshapen and even mold if left too long.

The faster that you get professionals inside of your kitchen to clean up the mess your dishwasher caused, and to dry any overly moist areas, the better it can be for the longevity of your home. When you contact SERVPRO, we always rush to arrive at your home swiftly with a team of expertly trained IICRC-certified technicians. We know that the sooner we arrive, the better it is for you.

SERVPRO can use advanced equipment to clean up the water on your hardwood flooring, such as powerful industrial-quality wet/dry vacuums. Once the water has been removed, our experts can check the moisture levels and then begin to set up other pieces of equipment up which are designed to draw moisture out of the structure of your home.

SERVPRO technicians can set up air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers to help reduce the moisture levels inside of your home to an acceptable level. Furthermore, we are known for our use of drying mats and our injectidry systems, which also help reduce moisture levels inside your home. Once the levels are brought down, we can clean up and then your home feeling as it did before the accident in your kitchen happened.

If an appliance should leave you in need of water cleanup services, never wait to call them for help. Phone (850) 536-6599 to speak with SERVPRO of North Leon County. No matter the time or date that you call, our technicians are ready to help.

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When Water Damages Your Tallahassee Warehouse

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damages Your Tallahassee Warehouse Warehouses, because of the inventory they house, are particularly susceptible to water damage.

Tallahassee's Commercial Water Damage Experts Talk About Issues With Products


If your Tallahassee shipping and receiving warehouse ever suffers a plumbing system failure, your products could be at risk. During every commercial water damage project, our SERVPRO team inspects all of the items stored in the affected areas to see if they got wet. If moisture directly contacts certain pieces, they can get ruined and cause a loss. Once water enters a structure, vapor in the air can also cause problems with your building materials and contents. When mitigating commercial water damage, we test moisture levels inside your building materials and take humidity readings.

Once our SERVPRO technicians determine which materials got wet, we set up drying equipment to lower levels back to what they were before your warehouse's plumbing system failed. We know that part of restoring any commercial water damage problem in Tallahassee is to control the environment so that rapid drying takes place. We use air movers to push around wet air so that moisture can keep evaporating from wet materials. We then set up dehumidifiers to pull vapor out of the air and reduce the relative humidity inside the affected areas.

If we know that many of the products stored in your warehouse were damaged by the water, then we can add equipment to help dry them out as well. Porous storage materials like boxes can hold moisture and possibly ruin your products. Extra dehumidifiers can sometimes help pull moisture out of the boxes so that your stored items do not receive damage.

In some more severe cases, our SERVPRO crew removes your affected contents and dries them in a separate unaffected area. Drying out items in a different part of your warehouse or a different location altogether can help speed up the process. If we do have to pack out any of your items, we keep an inventory of them and make sure they get returned to the correct location once they are dry. If you ever have a pipe break in your shipping and receiving warehouse, call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 any day of the week.

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Our Team Of Professionals Can Restore Your Mold Damaged Home In Tallahassee!

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Team Of Professionals Can Restore Your Mold Damaged Home In Tallahassee! Mold issues are not uncommon in a damp climate like Tallahassee’s.

Why SERVPRO Is Tops In Tallahassee Mold Damage Remediation

Mold issues are not uncommon in a damp climate like Tallahassee’s. Despite the general humidity challenge, it is possible to control moisture levels in the majority of homes to avoid significant mold growth. If a leak or spill defeats your vigilance and mold does thrive, engaging the services of an expert mold remediation service sooner rather than later is the key.

Be aware of the possibility of mold damage in Tallahassee. Often the first sign is a distinctive musty smell. Being alert to the possibility of mold growth permits a quick response. It is vital that mold growth is not just treated with a topical treatment like diluted bleach. A bleach solution can lighten a dark mold stain, but it usually does not penetrate deeply enough to kill the growth. Bleach already has a high water content, and dilution can make it more of a fuel than an antimicrobial.

The reason why SERVPRO remediation technicians have a good chance of success is the multistep approach taken to knock back mold damage. We use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to clear out ongoing mold activity systematically. Most importantly, we educate our customers to eliminate the source of moisture that supports the mold growth.

When called to a mold damage project, our technicians assess the dimensions of the microbial growth. The EPA guidelines require containment of the active mold colonies during the removal stage. We use physical barriers like heavy duty plastic, taped down to prevent mold spore and debris drift. A reason why SERVPRO mold remediation boasts success is the use of technology like air scrubbers, a negative pressure system that forces the air in the affected area through HEPA filters.

The mold colonies meet their match as SERVPRO technicians scrape and brush them away, bagging the residue for proper disposal. Solid surfaces shed the mold better than porous, but we have strategies like soda blasting that remove the mold from surfaces where the mold infiltrated.

Final steps include vacuuming with HEPA filtered equipment and the application of EPA registered antimicrobials. The goal is to reduce the spore load in the air and on surfaces to normal levels. A company that brags it can eliminate all mold is promising an impossibility. Mold spores are always airborne and settled on surfaces. The honesty and integrity of our crew are why SERVPRO urges prevention of moisture buildup as the best strategy to avoid future outbreaks.

SERVPRO of North Leon County takes mold remediation seriously, following step by step the EPA protocol. Call to schedule an evaluation at (850) 536-6599 when you suspect mold damage.

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Tallahassee Counts on Mold Abatement from SERVPRO-Why Not You?

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Tallahassee Counts on Mold Abatement from SERVPRO-Why Not You? SERVPRO Uses High-Powered HEPA Air Scrubbers to Remediate Mold in Tallahassee--That's Why to Hire SERVPRO

Fast Remediation for Mold Growth in Your Tallahassee Home

There are specific circumstances that Tallahassee homeowners can treat and remedy on their own regarding upkeep and cleanup for their property. Certain conditions offer more widespread effects that require immediate attention from highly-trained professionals to overcome. Mold growth in your home can spread fast and cause substantial damage to the structural integrity of the house, which makes it essential to get the right team of certified technicians in to resolve the situation right away.

Even without understanding the full measure of mold damage to your Tallahassee property, many homeowners can agree that this harmful organism is not one that they can contend with on their own. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians undergo extensive training to learn all about residential mold types and the best methods for removing them from the property.

Not only does each of the technicians on the remediation team go for certifications through the IICRC, but we also offer in-house continued training opportunities to improve the quality of service we can provide every customer. From Mitigation Awareness Response courses to web-based training programs specific to the niche of restoration and remediation a technician belongs to, we can offer an emergency response team that can get prepared for anything we might face.

Much of the work that our SERVPRO technicians can do in your home following the discovery of mold rely on our advanced technology and industry-leading equipment. We can prevent the spread of mold spores throughout your home with the use of HEPA air scrubbers which trap particulates as small as .3 microns or our OSHA-approved anti-microbial solutions that prevent the growth of mold on unaffected or newly affected surfaces. Containment barriers, when needed, offer the perfect complement to air scrubbers.

Our approach to mold remediation focuses on providing the most effective and most efficient service possible. Through the experience and education of our highly trained technicians to the advanced equipment made available to them, you do not have to put up with mold growth in your home for very long. Give our SERVPRO of North Leon County response team a call today at (850) 536-6599.

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Why Your Tallahassee Business Needs to Reopen Quickly After a Hurricane

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Your Tallahassee  Business Needs to Reopen Quickly After a Hurricane SERVPRO of North Leon County is equipped and ready to be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

After a Hurricane, Retail Businesses Need Commercial Water Removal in Tallahassee

The aftermath of a hurricane is often destruction of smaller buildings nearest the impact area, with others faring far better. Retail businesses of all kinds in Tallahassee need to reopen as quickly as possible afterward which helps the community at large and also helps decrease the chances that a business fails after a disaster. When few stores remain open, residents become even more dependent on the few lucky enough to open their doors first.  

SERVPRO employees live in Tallahassee and can help local water damaged businesses recover quicker by using commercial water removal techniques. As soon as we arrive in our Green Fleet, we assess the situation and begin removing any remaining water. High winds can blow water in almost every direction so using moisture detection devices helps us locate all areas holding water. Water from the ocean contains salts and other minerals, as well as organic matter. These substances can lead to corrosion of metal surfaces and adversely affect electrical systems.  

Water removal techniques used by SERVPRO employees help get things dried out, but we also clean up any residue left behind afterward. Understanding that you want to reopen your retail business as soon as you can, our dedication to you helps this occur soon after we begin.  

We can help clean up any inventory and list destroyed stock for a smoother experience in communicating with your insurance company. We also list the damaged areas that require replacement and any viable options that might further decrease expenses while still resulting in your business's restoration “Like it never even happened.”  

Working with you on getting things back to normal helps ensure your satisfaction with the outcome. We partner with you, so you remain in control of your business and its operations. Because such disasters can come from any direction and at any time, we encourage businesses of all sizes to sign up for our free READY Plan Profile. Profiles can save precious time that can significantly reduce mitigation and restoration expenses.  

Always here to serve you, SERVPRO of North Leon County can help you restore your retail shop and get you ready to reopen your doors. Water removal means making your interior area safe and dry again so employees and customers can carry out their normal activities. Call us at (850) 536-6599 any hour of the day or night for professional mitigation and restoration experts.

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Why Your Tallahassee Business Needs to Reopen Quickly After a Hurricane

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Your Tallahassee  Business Needs to Reopen Quickly After a Hurricane SERVPRO of North Leon County is equipped and ready to be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

After a Hurricane, Retail Businesses Need Commercial Water Removal in Tallahassee

The aftermath of a hurricane is often destruction of smaller buildings nearest the impact area, with others faring far better. Retail businesses of all kinds in Tallahassee need to reopen as quickly as possible afterward which helps the community at large and also helps decrease the chances that a business fails after a disaster. When few stores remain open, residents become even more dependent on the few lucky enough to open their doors first.  

SERVPRO employees live in Tallahassee and can help local water damaged businesses recover quicker by using commercial water removal techniques. As soon as we arrive in our Green Fleet, we assess the situation and begin removing any remaining water. High winds can blow water in almost every direction so using moisture detection devices helps us locate all areas holding water. Water from the ocean contains salts and other minerals, as well as organic matter. These substances can lead to corrosion of metal surfaces and adversely affect electrical systems.  

Water removal techniques used by SERVPRO employees help get things dried out, but we also clean up any residue left behind afterward. Understanding that you want to reopen your retail business as soon as you can, our dedication to you helps this occur soon after we begin.  

We can help clean up any inventory and list destroyed stock for a smoother experience in communicating with your insurance company. We also list the damaged areas that require replacement and any viable options that might further decrease expenses while still resulting in your business's restoration “Like it never even happened.”  

Working with you on getting things back to normal helps ensure your satisfaction with the outcome. We partner with you, so you remain in control of your business and its operations. Because such disasters can come from any direction and at any time, we encourage businesses of all sizes to sign up for our free READY Plan Profile. Profiles can save precious time that can significantly reduce mitigation and restoration expenses.  

Always here to serve you, SERVPRO of North Leon County can help you restore your retail shop and get you ready to reopen your doors. Water removal means making your interior area safe and dry again so employees and customers can carry out their normal activities. Call us at (850) 536-6599 any hour of the day or night for professional mitigation and restoration experts.

Tallahassee was Florida's first capital.  It was the territorial capital before Florida acquired statehood. Click here for more information.