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What Safeguards from Contaminated Flood Water Can Professional Disaster Recovery Companies Offer Storm-Damage Victims in Tallahassee?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home We are ready to provide professional storm and flooding mitigation and remediation round the clock with one call to (850) 536-6599.

Specialized Training and Knowledge of and Adherence to Local Hazardous Waste Regulations Prepare SERVPRO to Resolve Flood and Storm Damage Safely for Tallahassee Residents

You and your family are understandably rattled in the aftermath of a devastating storm in Tallahassee, whether a hurricane, tropical storm or depression or a wind and thunderstorm roaring across the Panhandle from the west. The realization that the water rising in your lower storage or living levels contains significant quantities of contamination is sobering at a time when you are feeling reasonably pessimistic that your house can ever feel like home again or even be habitable.

Can a House Ever Regain Its Past Function and Appearance After Severe Storm Damage and Flooding?
When unrelenting winds and torrential rains attack your Tallahassee dwelling, flood and storm damage can seem irreparable. The water comes at your property from all angles, destroying building materials on every level and then percolating down into the foundation or crawl space to gnaw at the building's very supporting structures. Common routes water takes to invade you home include:

    •    Through the roof after shingles and flashing rip away due to vicious winds
    •    Through smashed windows and doors, and holes in siding created as tree limbs and debris crash and burst through exteriors
    •    Through overland flooding, walls of water pushing in through garden-level and egress windows, and seeping through cracks and the porous materials of a foundation as the ground surrounding your home becomes supersaturated

How Do Professional Flooding and Storm Damage Restorers Manage the Enormous Influx of Water?
Your home's future might seem grim as water pours in from everywhere, but SERVPRO's highly qualified flood and storm damage team trains for precisely this kind of crisis. Make the call immediately, as we answer 24/7. We arrive with fully-stocked service vehicles and certified technicians led by an experienced crew chief or project manager. The crew lead assesses your home directly for safety and hazard risks and controls those concerns before giving the nod to the workers to commence emergency services such as:

    •    Boarding up and tarping of exterior damage
    •    Shutting down electricity temporarily to avoid shock risks
    •    Moving contents out of affected areas, either to a dry, protected space on your property or to our production facility
    •    Positioning submersible pumps in spaces where the flooding is deeper than two inches (gas-powered equipment so electricity unnecessary)
    •    Using truck-mounted extractors (our service vehicles carry generators, so we do not need your power connected)

How Does Rainwater Become Contaminated So Quickly?
SERVPRO categorizes flood water as extremely contaminated or Category 3. This realization can be shocking and hard to understand, as rainwater seems as though it should be relatively clean. No matter how contaminant-free rainwater is as it falls from the sky, it swiftly picks up a wide range of substances that mix with the water to create chemical and biohazard concerns:

Debris from roofs and crumbling building materials can taint water coming in from exterior damage, ordinary dirt joined by:

    •    Organic hazards such as moldy leaves and branches
    •    Crumbling wall and ceiling materials
    •    Asbestos in shingles, flooring, plumbing, heating, and HVAC pipes (for fireproofing and heat protection)  
    •    Lead paint chips and dust

Overland flooding can contain countless contaminants:

    •    Mud and silt
    •    Road and sidewalk debris, including oils, gas, dead animals or insects, decomposing organics (molds and mildews plus the materials they consume)
    •    Landscaping chemicals
    •    Industrial waste
    •    Sewage from overwhelmed sanitary waste systems
    •    Sewage from your home's waste pipes if they back up because of the sheer quantity of water flooding every system

Is Mopping Up and Drying Out the Storm Damage Flooding an Adequate Response?
Obtaining professional help is critical when removing and drying out your home after storm damage and associated flooding. SERVPRO crews not only collect and remove the contaminated muck and water; they also contain the dangerous fluids and solids for appropriate disposal. We are up to date on the hazardous waste disposal requirements in your locality and take care of the paperwork and the actual transfer of fluids and debris. Also, our workers:

    •    Clean affected surfaces with EPA-registered products
    •    Disinfect affected surfaces with EPA-registered antimicrobials
    •    Ensure the detection and removal of all trapped water
    •    Conduct effective structural drying
    •    Process and restore the contents of your home either offsite at our production facility or in a sheltered space on your property
    •    Arrange for repairs and build backs of damaged structural components

The dangers of incompletely removed and inappropriately disposed floodwaters due to storm damage are well known to SERVPRO of North Leon County. We are ready to provide professional storm and flooding mitigation and remediation round the clock with one call to (850) 536-6599.

Why is Hidden Moisture in Bathrooms an Issue?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

bathroom Don't let moisture wreak havoc in your Tallahassee bathroom. Call SERVPRO today.

Tallahassee Homes are in Danger of Costly Water Damage if Hidden Moisture Lurks Behind Building Materials.

Most bathrooms get designed in a way that allows them to handle excessive moisture and the potential for slight spills from your sinks, toilets, tubs, and showers. However, certain situations call for the help of trained professionals so that you do not develop building material rot or the onset of potentially harmful mold and mildew. SERVPRO can come out to your Tallahassee property to look at your bathroom if you suspect that you may have hidden water damage. We have a broad range of moisture detection methods and equipment to assess your home and get to the heart of the matter.

There are some noticeable signs that you may need help with water damage restoration in Tallahassee. For example, you could have moisture hidden behind your walls or ceilings if you begin to notice things like:

  • Sudden, unexplainable musty odors
  • Paint or wallpaper that starts to discolor, bubble, or peel
  • Drywall that is spongy, moist to the touch, or begins to crumble

Without prompt action after noticing one or more of these symptoms of water damage, you could be in for costly damage to your building materials and the structure of your home. SERVPRO performs a thorough assessment to mitigate the damage while also looking for any areas where moisture might be hiding. We bring water removal tools and drying equipment to each water restoration job so that we can get to work quickly on a tailored plan to restore your interior and make it “Like it never even happened.”

With the help of moisture sensors, thermal imaging technology, and moisture meters, we find damp areas and use industrial-strength dehumidifiers and air movers in tandem to facilitate evaporation. If necessary, we can put polyethylene sheeting in place to amplify drying by creating a drying chamber. All surfaces are then finished off with disinfection and sanitization with our range of EPA-registered antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning agents and deodorizers.

SERVPRO of North Leon County is available to handle any water damage restoration needs that you may have. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, and you can reach us by calling (850) 536-6599.

Can Water Restoration Companies Accurately Estimate the Cost of Renovating A Damaged House Before Starting the Process?

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles and equipment staging area Here Is Why SERVPRO Is the Water Cleanup Restoration Company of Choice for the Greater Tallahassee Region!--Plus--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster!

In Your Search for Water Restoration Companies in Tallahassee Consider SERVPRO To Get Accurate Estimates and Superior Services

After you discover water intrusion at your property, one of the greatest concerns you might have is whether you have the wherewithal to restore everything to the preloss state. Your worries could center around cost or the time taken to complete the process. Getting estimates early in the restoration process can help eliminate the uncertainty. SERVPRO offers Tallahassee homeowners looking for water restoration company solutions that include precise estimates and a comprehensive restoration plan.

How much trust should I have in the estimates provided?

An estimate is only useful if the water restoration companies fixing your Tallahassee home use the right approaches when evaluating the damage left by water intrusion. Before our SERVPRO technicians inform you of the expected cost of restoration, or the time it might take to mitigate the damage at your house, we consider a couple of factors like:

  • The number of equipment needed for water extraction or drying
  • The percentage of affected areas including hidden ones
  • The procedures needed to restore the damages

Performing initial evaluation without taking adverse steps such as demolishing walls and other assemblies within the structure and getting good information is the ideal approach because it helps you determine the steps you need to take before you make irreversible decisions.

Our technicians use various approaches to make such evaluations. We can use penetrative moisture meters to check the actual moisture levels within materials. We also use thermal cameras to check for wet areas hidden behind other materials. Thermal cameras identify temperature differences in materials, making it easy to pinpoint the affected areas without removing the covering materials first.

What else does evaluation reveal apart from the spread of moisture?

Water intrusion in a house can cause a wide range of problems, so any evaluation done must factor in other aspects, including:

  • Mold growth
  • Presence of stains
  • Soiling patterns
  • Physical deterioration levels in materials

Such factors can extend the time it takes to complete the restoration by several days, if not weeks. The issues might also necessitate the use of specialized cleaning procedures, thus increasing the costs incurred to renovate the home to its preloss state. For instance, when you notice stains on the carpet, you have to stop other cleaning procedures and focus on spot removal to ensure the stain does not set. In the case of mold, various time-consuming procedures, including setting up containments and removing the infested materials, are necessary before proceeding with the cleaning. Drawing on past experiences, our SERVPRO technicians can factor in these aspects to the timeline we quote.

Why should the equipment estimate matter?

Some aspects of an estimate, such as the number of equipment, crews, or other resources set aside for the restoration, may not matter to you. However, they affect the outcome, so even if you do not need to get into the specifics with the restoration crews, you need to know that the restorer you have chosen has a systemic way of determining what is needed to do the job. When estimating the number of equipment needed, especially for major tasks such as drying or water extraction, our IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification SERVPRO technicians rely on factors established as having a big impact, including:

  • The depth of standing water
  • Percentage of porous materials affected
  • Level of wicking on the walls

The total surface area affected by the water intrusion

For the air movers, which we use to boost the evaporation rates, we need one unit for every 10 to 16 linear feet. Since such equipment is placed along the walls for typical drying situations, it is easy to estimate the number. In case a significant percentage of porous materials are affected, we can estimate the number of air movers by square feet, placing a unit every 50 to 60 feet. For dehumidifiers, we consider the number of pints a unit can remove per day. We also factor in the level of wetness in the materials to establish the square feet each unit can cover and thus an accurate estimate of how many units are required.

Using specific formulas to make estimations of the equipment needed minimizes chances of making errors and thus protecting you from accidental secondary damage such as mold development when the process drags on too long because of underestimating the resources needed.

Many aspects of water restoration require a technical understanding of the situation. Call SERVPRO of North Leon County to handle any challenging aspect at your Centerville, Florida State University FSU, Midtown Tallahassee property, “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (850) 536-6599.

What Should I Do After a Pipe Bursts in My Business?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

pipe burst Call SERVPRO for any type of water removal and remediation efforts you need. We can get you back to work in no time.

SERVPRO Commercial Water Extraction Teams in Tallahassee are Available Within Four Hours of Notification of Loss.

What forms should I fill out for commercial restoration?

When restoration is required at your Tallahassee business, it is vital to understand the claims process for both your records and accounts. The first form you should fill is a notification of loss, which forms the basis for your claim. Burst pipes can leak hundreds of gallons into your business in a matter of hours. In urgent, emergencies the necessary form to fill out is the authorization to perform services form. This legal document gives our technicians the ability to begin emergency mitigation procedures that can significantly reduce the expense of a commercial claim. Water extraction typically involves the deployment of electric submersible pumps and extractors to transport excess water out of the premises.

How are emergency services recorded for my commercial claim?

When we perform water extraction at your Tallahassee business premises, work is recorded in a water damage emergency services report. SERVPRO is a qualified and accountable commercial restoration team, which means we welcome your review of work services. Typically, these forms include a job diagram to display the dimensions and extent of the damage. It also includes your commercial claim estimate. You can also review emergency services, restoration estimated charges, and any notes a crew chief has made regarding the repair. This information can be passed onto your business insurer to complete a stress-free claims process.

What are the critical documents needed to carry out commercial business restoration?

- An authorization form to begin working at your business

- Water damage emergency services report for your claim

- Crew chief notes that are digitally recorded in a job diary

Emergency services could help to control the losses in your business. Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599.

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Why Should You Look For Mold Removal Companies In Tallahassee That Carry Out Restoration?

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

Black Mold on basement walls of a home If you are looking for a company that will help restore your home after mold damage, call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599.

Tallahassee Homeowners Need To Know The Job Is Complete

Tallahassee residents are looking for remediation companies they can trust to complete a job on time, to budget, and without cutting any corners. Letting a cleanup crew into your home is a big step, and it is essential to know they will see the job through till the end.

If you’re looking for mold removal companies in Tallahassee, be sure to choose one that includes restoration as part of the job.

What should I look for in a mold removal company?

SERVPRO understands you want to find a mold removal company that will do a good job. We suggest looking for a company that:

    •    Trains its staff thoroughly (all our team go through a rigorous training process)
    •    Arrive quickly (we are available 24 hours a day which makes us Faster to Any Size Disaster)
    •    Equips its staff with quality equipment (our teams have powerful up to date equipment)
    •    Will deodorize your home after mold remediation (our technicians come equipped with deodorizers and air scrubbers)
    •    Carries out restoration if needed (restoration is part of the SERVPRO process)

What is restoration?

Restoration is the rebuilding and repair of any parts of your home, which have been damaged by mold growth. For example, you might need to:

    •    Replace drywall because of mold growth on the existing material
    •    Put down new carpets because there was too much mold growth on the current carpets
    •    Hang new wallpaper if your present paper has been warped and discolored by mold
    •    Repaint walls after mold removal

Choosing a mold removal company that will also carry out restoration saves time and is a lot less stressful than employing a separate company for the restoration part.

What can SERVPRO restore?

Our technicians can take care of minor repairs such as replacing drywall, hanging new wallpaper, repainting, or laying new carpets. We can also handle significant maintenance, such as replacing subfloors or reconstructing part of your home.

If a job requires more specialist intervention, we will bring in hand-picked experts for the job, so you do not have to worry about it.

If you are looking for a company that will help restore your home after mold damage, call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599.

Does Your Business Need A Fire Damage Escape Plan?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

"Emergency Plan" It's important to plan ahead to better prepare for an emergency situation. SERVPRO can help you with our Emergency Ready Plan.

Tallahassee Companies Must Help Their Employees Escape In Case Of Fire Damage.

Business owners in Tallahassee know it is essential to look after their employees and ensure a safe and comfortable working environment. Part of taking care of your staff is making a plan for potential disasters and ensuring everyone knows what to do if a problem arises.

Tallahassee entrepreneurs need a fire damage escape plan that protects their employees in the event of a blaze. It is better to draw up your strategy sooner rather than later.

What is a fire escape plan?

A fire escape plan sets out all the actions staff should take if a fire breaks out. Do not take the plan lightly – SERVPRO of North Leon County recommends dedicating plenty of time to meeting with staff to hash out the details. It is best to have a committee draw up the document, rather than just one person.

Once the plan is complete, all staff members should familiarize themselves with it. You should also keep copies in easily accessible places within your business.

What should I include in the plan?

Every fire damage escape plan should include:

A communication plan – communication during and after a fire is not easy, so draw up a plan that clarifies who is responsible for calling emergency services and contacting staff members and insurers

Escape routes – make sure staff in all areas of the building know their primary and secondary escape routes, and make sure you post appropriate signage and maps throughout the building

Assembly points – once people are out, ensure they know where to go

A list of staff roles for dealing with fires 

Which roles should I assign?

Assigning staff roles is vital. If a fire happens to break out, it is likely to be chaos in your business. People will be panicking, the emergency services will arrive, people will lose access to their regular equipment and communication channels. Establish in advance who is responsible for what, to lessen confusion. Assigning roles means staff can respond faster.

Staff roles should include:

Fire wardens are responsible for planning the fire response and for taking charge in the event of a fire

Assistant fire wardens are usually accountable for sounding the alarm and calling the emergency services

Floor monitors make sure everyone has left and therefore are the last to leave – in a larger company you will need several floor monitors, each with an assigned area

Route guides supervise evacuation, make sure everyone knows where to go, and does their best to keep people calm

Fire extinguishers fight the blaze with the provided equipment but only if it is entirely safe to do so, and they must be trained in how to use the equipment

How can SERVPRO help if a fire breaks out?

Even with excellent planning, a fire might break out in your business premises. In the event of fire damage, SERVPRO is on hand to help with fire restoration, building repairs, and clean up after the firefighters have left.

SERVPRO understands that getting back to business is your top priority. Our teams arrive fully equipped to clean and restore your business premises. We start by removing excess water from fire hoses and sprinklers to help dry your building and prevent spore growth. Once the water is gone, we turn our hand to cleaning and scrubbing any soot-damaged surfaces, including floors and ceilings, HVAC ducts, drapes and blinds, and office furniture such as chairs and desks. We use a range of scrubbing, vacuuming, and cleaning preparations to achieve our aim.

We also take care of deodorizing your premises afterward, so it is pleasant to work in once more.

How can SERVPRO help me prepare?

Our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is ideal for helping you prepare for a fire. It is free to get started – download the app, and create an online account. Once you have created your account, the app guides you to carry out a thorough walk-through of your office or warehouse. When prompted, you will take photos and note down all the information the app asks for, such as water main location, exit routes, and premises layout.

You can use the information you gather to draw up a thorough fire damage plan, which includes information on staff responsibilities, the chain of command, and evacuation points.

You can also use your ERP to establish us as your first point of contact for cleanup.

Having your ERP to hand helps you respond quicker in the event of a disaster, and makes it easier to get in touch with us.

If you are concerned about the effects of fire damage, give SERVPRO of North Leon County a call at (850) 536-6599.

I Fear Water Is Hidden Inside Walls and Ceilings of My Tallahassee House -- Who Can Help and How Is the Water Removed?

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home Give us a call at (850) 536-6599 to explore the opportunities we offer to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Countless Cavities Capable of Collecting Leaking Water Exist In Every Residence in Tallahassee, Why SERVPRO Prepares for Water Removal Scenarios That Can Be Challenging

Water can quietly and slowly damage the structures and fixtures of your Tallahassee home, often without realizing there is a problem. A minor leak in a pipe or a poorly sealed connection can seep or drip water for days, weeks, or longer. The building materials near the leaking absorbs moisture, perhaps drying out periodically at the inception of the leaking. Eventually, the materials cannot manage the moisture load and are always damp. The silent leaking then finds its voice, signaling the problem in ways you might not read correctly, but that water removal professionals recognize. Determining where the water has found shelter before removal is difficult, why you need a reliable recovery company.

What Are Some Signs of Hidden Leaks?

One hint that your Tallahassee home needs water removal can come in the mail. If you note that your water bill shows an unexpected increase, it could mean a leak is active. Tip-offs more directly related building materials in your home include:

    •    Blistered paint on walls or ceilings
    •    Stains on surfaces unrelated to other soiling
    •    Peeling wallpaper
    •    Bulges on walls or ceilings
    •    "Sweating walls"
    •    Cracks on walls
    •    Squeaking floors
    •    Spongy feeling floors
    •    Unusual musty odors
    •    Visible mold growth

How Can a Restoration Company Help Interpret the Signs Before Water Removal?

Your honesty in sharing information about the confusing things you see in your house is why SERVPRO can start to narrow down the location of the water loss. We listen because no one knows your home better than you do. Then our crews use the tools described, and the skills learned during the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training to determine the extent and severity of the water incursion. This data allows the development of a best practices-based plan to remove the water and dry out the space:

Detection and Monitoring Devices
Moisture Sensors
Sensors have probes that detect the presence of moisture and must be calibrated for the materials tested

Moisture Meters
Meters measure the current moisture content of structural materials
Penetrating moisture meters can check the moisture levels within building cavities and underneath wood flooring
Metering of unaffected materials in a different space in the house help during the active drying phase, providing a comparison goal as the moisture in the damaged materials reduces

Thermo-hygrometer
This tool measures temperature and relative humidity -- we use it during drying to ensure the proper balance is struck to facilitate evaporation of water locked into structures

How Do We Move from Detection to Water Removal?

Once we know where the water lurks, the next task is to decide how to evacuate it. Different strategies work for different scenarios. Sometimes a reasonably non-disruptive approach can release the trapped water, like when a toe kick beneath a kitchen cabinet pries out to allow access. Other times our crew might need to employ different techniques to reach the water for release, including limited, controlled demolition:

    •    Weep holes -- punched through the ceiling when water is overhead. The safest way to accomplish this water release is to start by a wall and let the water drain entirely through one hole before another is punched closer to the middle of the room. This avoids the trapped water from pouring through in uncontrollable quantities.
    •    Holes cut or drilled at the baseboard level of a wall -- reduce the pressure of the water trapped gradually. The holes also allow for the insertion of hoses connected to a negative air pressure to suction out the water below the drilled opening.
    •    Flood cuts -- if the drywall has crumbled, sawing several inches above the water line removes materials that cannot be saved and permits the water to be extracted.

Is Water Extraction Enough?

Although water extraction is critical to getting wet building cavities back to preloss condition, it is also necessary to dry the still-wet porous materials to normal moisture levels. The limited demolition used to extract the hidden water enhances structural drying efforts by opening the spaces to air movement and the dehumidifiers' effect.

Water removal can be a tricky business in your home, why SERVPRO of North Leon County seeks out and enrolls our team members in advanced training developed by the IICRC. Give us a call at (850) 536-6599 to explore the opportunities we offer to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What Do I Do After the Recent Storm in Tallahassee?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

flooded kitchen in a house with furniture floating Without proper flood damage mitigation, your home could become more damaged than when it was during the storm. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Call in the Help of SERVPRO to Your Tallahassee Home When You Need Reliable Flood Damage Restoration

Some small showers may turn into a lot of rain that leads to flooding in one or more areas of your home. Regardless of the season, Tallahassee homeowners need to know what to do after a storm to limit the loss and bring their interior back to normal. Severe weather does not have to get you down when you have SERVPRO on your side to help handle the fallout.

What Should I Do When the Storm is Finished?

Once you contact your insurance company to inform them of your flood damage in Tallahassee, you can call our team at SERVPRO. Because safety is always a concern with flooding events, you need to be mindful of standing water that could have electrical charge, fallen power lines due to wind, and slip and fall hazards.

When flooding occurs, skilled restoration technicians handle it best with the right tools and methods. We work to minimize the damage by:

  • Remove standing water with pumps, wet/dry vacuums, or squeegees
  • Remove absorbent materials contaminated by the flooding, including furniture, carpets and carpet padding, drapes, and more
  • Perform flood cuts in the drywall, if necessary, to remove any unsalvageable materials
  • Begin drying measures with the help of dehumidifiers and air movers 
  • Dispose of any debris or interior belongings harmed by floodwater
  • Locate any hidden moisture within walls, behind baseboards, and in small cracks or crevices
  • Clean all impacted surfaces within the flood loss zone with EPA-registered agents once drying is complete

No matter the circumstances, any damage from floods or storms is no match when you have trained and prompt professionals at your door with SERVPRO of North Leon County. With one phone call to (850) 536-6599, we can have a crew on your property and ready to get to work.


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Help! My Home Has a Significant Water Damage Problem--How Do I Find the Best Water Restoration Companies in Tallahassee?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in commercial building When your office suffers water damage, call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

Follow These Tips to Make Sure You Consider All Aspects of Your Needs as You Choose from Among Tallahassee Water Restoration Companies   

Water damage rarely gives its victims time for a deliberate response. One minute you are busy running your Tallahassee business, and the next, you are splashing through several inches of water from a ruptured water heater or a burst supply pipe. Seasonal storms strike, and some years your number is up as you watch high winds and torrential rains deposit floodwaters inside your house, top-down, and bottom-up. As each minute passes, both the structure and contents of your business are taking a beating. The intensity of the damage is beyond your DIY skills. You must get professional help, but how to choose from among many alternatives? 

Is the Location of a Water Restoration Company Important? 

Some water restoration companies in Tallahassee seem to have no permanent presence in the area, announcing their services with a knock on the door or a sticky flyer attached to your mailbox. Although you might jump at a chance to engage a restoration company at the height of your crisis, finding and partnering with a reputable local company is crucial. 

  • You can talk directly with management, not just a salesperson.
  • You can check into the firm's reputation with your local BBB and talk with friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members who used the company's services in the past. 
  • You can ask to talk to recent customers or view local testimonials for a good sense of the company's results and work ethic.
  • You can continue your relationship with a local restorer if questions or concerns arise after your project completes. 

Is There One Crucial Feature Beyond Location that Separates High-Quality Water Restoration Companies from Also-Rans? 

As you sort the water damage restoration options available to you, a deal-breaker is any indication that the company you consider lacks licensing or restoration training, especially no certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Check to see if the company and its technicians have mastered this international restoration standards-setting organization's rigorous coursework. At SERVPRO, we obtain certification for our business and our employees, update ourselves regularly, and avail ourselves of e-learning and continuing and advanced education courses: 

  • Initial Franchise Training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility
  • Employee Certification Training
  • IICRC Training -- basic to master levels 

Local and Appropriately Trained -- Check! What Else Should I Require When Choosing a Restoration Company? 

Inquire at a minimum about two other key features of premier water damage restoration companies in Tallahassee

Does the Water Damage Restoration Company Invest in Innovative, High-Quality, and Large Capacity Equipment? 

Although the fundamental actions needed from a water restoration company are water extraction and structural drying, the tools with which technicians achieve these tasks can differentiate between a fast recovery and a long slog. Failing to remove the water and begin efficient drying within 24 to 48 hours risks secondary damage like mold growth and progressive deterioration of building materials. To facility fast progress, we stock:

Commercial-grade truck-mounted extractors with a holding tank capacity of 60 to more than 100 gallons, should containment and legally prescribed disposal become necessary

  • Portable extractors that technicians can wear like backpacks, gaining access to confined spaces
  • Negative pressure air systems can focus suction on wet areas of multi-layered wood floors and pull flooding out of building cavities when connecting hoses through drilled or cut holes -- reversing the pressure to positive to direct warm air into cavities for drying
  • Significant inventories of air movers and several different types of dehumidifiers to achieve structural drying 

Will the Water Restoration Company Help with Insurance Claims? 

Proving that the damage done should receive payment from your insurance company is an exacting exercise. Flood coverage is best confirmed before any loss as it is not always part of regular home insurance policies. Our team works closely with you to document the harm caused by the water incursion regardless of source. We have constructive relationships with many carriers, and your agent might even recommend our services, indeed a point in our favor. 

Not surprisingly, all water restoration companies cannot offer the same services. SERVPRO of North Leon County wants to earn your business through our training, experience, equipment, and commitment to our community. Call us at (850) 536-6599 to schedule an assessment.

Who Has the Time to Help Me with Tallahassee Water Removal?

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Faulty appliance Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include water damage caused by faulty appliances. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Plumbing Leaks or Appliance Breakdowns Happen Year-Round in Tallahassee, Why SERVPRO Prepares for Water Removal Requests Large and Small in Our Community

Severe storms and hurricanes are far from being the most common reason for significant water damage in your Tallahassee home. Still, during the tropical storm season, you might feel that restoration companies will have no time to help with more mundane water removal. Do not fail to reach out because of our perceived lack of capacity to manage the aftermath of an overflowing dishwasher or plumbing leak. Varying needs of our customers are why we make sure we can scale up and down our response.

Why Is It Crucial to Rid My Home of Water After an Accidental Loss?

If you think all that appropriate water removal in Tallahassee needs is a bucket and a mop, the long term damage you experience might show this opinion to be an error. Water flowing from a plumbing leak or spreading across the floor after a dish or clothes washer spewed fluids from a broken hose or pump moves quickly. It seeps into building cavities and soaks into the many porous building materials used in residential construction. If the escaped water remains, progressive breakdown of structural components and the risk of mold growth are constant.

What Can I Expect from a Restoration Company for a Household Leak?

Just because the damage done is not yet cataclysmic does not mean we do not take your water removal project seriously. Our attention to detail and commitment to proceed appropriately for any size water emergency are among the reasons why SERVPRO is an excellent fit for your concerns. We assess the circumstances thoroughly, and craft a mitigation and remediation plan scaled precisely for your needs. We will:

  • Extract visible liquid water
  • Test spaces for hidden and absorbed water
  • Use proven strategies to release, contain, and dispose of hidden water
  • Set up an efficient and effective drying plan, and implement it   

A commitment to help any member of our community with their water removal issues is why SERVPRO of North Leon County should be your first call after a water loss. We can be reached 24/7 at (850) 536-6599.

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