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Can a Clearwater Beach Business Stay Open During Water Cleanup With Sagging Ceilings?

11/25/2021 (Permalink)

Water on floor SERVPRO has the experienced technicians with the equipment and expertise your property needs after a water catastrophe. Give us a call right away.

SERVPRO Technicians are Available 24/7 for Commercial Water Restoration in Clearwater beach

Water damage in a Clearwater Beach commercial property can be far worse than a residential structure because the building may be closed for a weekend or a holiday, and the damage can compound over days. 

Ultimately, no business owner wants to close during commercial water cleanup in a Clearwater Beach structure. This is particularly true in cases with sagging ceilings from leaky pipes or water damage seeping down from a floor above. Sheetrock exposed to excessive moisture deteriorates rapidly, and ceilings and walls can fall. For that reason, it is best to close the business during the mitigation to ensure that there are no injuries to employees or the public. 

SERVPRO technicians have extensive training for handling water damage restoration services and identifying and securing potential hazards caused by the issue. The techs have not only ongoing training for the latest techniques in the restoration industry but also advanced equipment, which gives them the ability to: 

  • Perform controlled demo as needed
  • Water removal of any scale
  • Cleaning and drying of contents
  • Storage of important equipment or documents 

Reopening after a water damage incident often requires repairs. This SERVPRO location holds a general contractor license # CBC-1250662. The technicians can handle anything needed to bring the commercial property back to its normal state, including reconstruction as required, right down to the cosmetic touches such as painting walls. Also, the techs hand-clean surfaces to ensure both employees and public foot traffic enter a clean environment. 

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach at (727) 614-0099 supports the Clearwater Beach area with large and small commercial water cleanup as needed. The certified, trained technicians are available 24/7.

What Areas of Clearwater Properties Are Most Susceptible to Flood Damage?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling Flooding can quickly cause water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO Techs Have Training and Experience Handling All Types of Storm Damage in Clearwater

This area of Florida frequently bears the brunt of heavy rains, tropical storms, and hurricanes. All of these weather events can bring storm damage to various areas of the property. 

There are numerous ways that flood damage can occur in a Clearwater property. SERVPRO technicians have certification and the professional equipment to deal with the restoration service from a crawlspace to the roof. The technicians inspect properties upon arrival to determine problem areas and regions of the home that need attention first. Frequently performed actions during water damage mitigation include: 

  • Tarping of roofs and broken windows to stop any further water from entering the property
  • Tracking floodwater within a home to ensure it all gets extracted and dried
  • Removal of home contents as necessary from high moisture areas during the mitigation 

High winds can damage roofs and allow water to enter. This unfortunate situation often continues unnoticed until the homeowner realizes their ceiling is dripping. Then the effects of the incoming water get found. SERVPRO technicians have specialized vacuums to collect fiberglass insulation for cleaning and sanitizing in our facility for reuse. If mold growth is found during the inspection, the insulation requires disposal. 

While basements are a rarity in Florida, crawlspaces are more common. Once the water begins entering regularly, homeowners should consider getting encapsulation after drying and cleaning the area. This will keep the potential for water and mold damage to a minimum. 

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach at (727) 614-0099 cleans and restores Clearwater properties that have experienced flood damage. The technicians will arrive quickly and clean up the damage, so it is "Like it never even happened."

How Can Fire Extinguishers Assist in Lessening Fire Restoration Need in Clearwater Properties?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration needs.

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Years of Training and Experience for Every Clearwater House Fire Cleanup

Increasing the odds against fire damage involves upping the fire safety around your Clearwater property. One of the basics for prevention is an accessible fire extinguisher in several rooms within the structure. Having the power to stop a fire before it spreads can help limit the amount of fire cleanup needed in a home.

SERVPRO handles fire restoration in the Clearwater area and sees the homes in the aftermath of both large and small house fires. The most important part of owning a fire extinguisher is learning when to use it and how to operate it correctly. SERVPRO techs recommend only using this tool if it is safe to do so and there is access to fresh air and no issues with toxic smoke. Other considerations include:

  • Make sure all residents of the house (including pets are out) and someone has called 911
  • Create a fire plan and practice it monthly, including instructing all family members how to operate the fire extinguisher
  • If the fire is big, do not attempt to tackle it alone; leave the premises and let first responders handle it

SERVPRO recommends checking the smoke detectors in the home monthly. Operating a fire extinguisher is simple and remember the P.A.S.S. method, which is to pull the pin, aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire, squeeze on the trigger and continue to sweep from side to side until the flames are eliminated. 

Even a small fire can leave pungent odors and smoke damage. SERVPRO technicians can remove both the smells and visible traces of the fire in homes quickly and efficiently. 

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach at (727) 614-0099 supports the local Clearwater community for any size and type of fire restoration services. 

What Can One Expect After Water Damage in a Clearwater Beach Condo?

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

a bucket catching water falling from the ceiling in a living room Leaks can quickly damage your home. Contact SERVPRO for the trained technicians and effective equipment to tackle the water damage.

SERVPRO Can Help Inspect Your Condo Revealing Any Hidden Moisture Damages

Although it might not seem so, determining the outcome of a Condo water leak is challenging. A wide range of damages can develop immediately or later on if the water sits in the property for long. Involving a professional ensures that any negative effects are readily identified and resolved.

The type of water damage in your Clearwater condo may depend on the amount of water spilled or the time it takes to start the restoration. Water leaks originating in unoccupied units can remain unnoticed for some time. Even water leaks that start in occupied units and are identified immediately can spread moisture to other unoccupied units where it can remain unnoticed. SERVPRO has significant experience dealing with water intrusions and thus expects such unique challenges. 

Some of the typical issues caused by water include:

  • Material deterioration through rusting, rotting, or swelling
  • Changes to the aesthetic appeal because stains or patches
  • Damaged utilities such as electrical systems

Material deterioration can affect hidden structural elements such as the frames, transforming simple water intrusion into extensive repair works. Luckily, such deterioration takes a long time and can be prevented by focusing on reversing moisture migration. 

One simple approach our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians apply is using thermal cameras to check for moisture within the walls and floors. With such noninvasive resources, it is easier to probe vast sections establishing if the problem spreads from one unit to another even when such units are unoccupied. Tracing moisture migration patterns may also be necessary if there is a need to apportion responsibility to different parties.

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach handles water damage in condos and other properties conveniently since we go in knowing what to expect. Call us at (727) 614-0099. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Is the Best Way to Handle Residues During Mold Damage Remediation in Clearwater Homes?

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the ceiling of a room Finding mold can certainly take you by surprise. Call our experienced technicians when you see or smell mold. We are here 24/7 for your call.

SERVPRO Prioritizes Safety When Handling Moldy Materials in Affected Properties

When mold contaminates your property, one of the challenging tasks you might face is removing the moldy debris that accumulates from mold colonies and the deterioration of materials. The mold damage remediation necessary to restore preloss conditions in your property requires competency in various fields, including building services, moisture management, and management of microbial processes.

One of the best ways to execute mold damage remediation in your Clearwater home is by consulting a professional since you can access all the necessary resources needed at once. SERVPRO has considerable experience handling different levels of mold contamination, so we are best equipped to manage any amount of debris.

The most crucial aspects of handling moldy residues include:

  • Safety of the structure during the clearing of debris
  • Limiting exposure to the people involved
  • Safe disposal of moldy materials

Mold causes unsalvageable damage to porous organic materials. Therefore, tearing them down and removing them from the structure is the best solution. Such removal takes both building skills and correct tools to execute. For example, it would be impractical to break up drywall with a sledgehammer. Our SERVPRO teams rely on better approaches, like using cutting tools and pry bars for neat and safer demolition.

Since mold debris is characterized by fine residues that can easily spread when disturbed, leading to greater exposure for the people within the property, containment is essential. Our SERVPRO technicians can use different approaches to ensure all debris is contained.

The four typical containment actions include:

  • Installing plastic sheeting as containment barriers
  • Setting up negative air pressure within the containment area
  • Establishing cleaning rooms for decontaminating people and equipment
  • Sealing HVAC vents to protect ducts

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach has considerable experience handling mold damage remediation. Call us at (727) 614-0099. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Does It Mean When Your Clearwater Business Facility Needs Water Removal?

10/17/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded office with chairs and supplies floating everywhere Finding your office under water is definitely a need for water removal. Contact SERVPRO for effective equipment and certified personnel.

SERVPRO Offers All Essential Services Apart From Cleaning and Drying Properties After Water Spills

When you realize that your business facility needs water removal, it can mean other things apart from extracting pooling water or drying wet materials. The extra tasks may be difficult to complete, which is why seeking professional assistance is necessary. 

The type of actions needed during water removal from your Clearwater property may depend on the level of water spilled, the duration elapsed since the intrusion, or even the materials you have in the affected areas. Moisture affects many materials, including organic ones such as wood as well as inorganic ones like metal.

The common processes that facilitate comprehensive water removal include:

  • Removal of unsalvageable floor materials
  • Removal of porous wall materials
  • Drying structural materials and contents
  • Extraction of any water remnants

Materials might end up unsalvageable because of extended exposure to moisture leading to physical deterioration or contamination. Typical unsalvageable materials include carpet padding and insulation. Since the two materials are hidden beneath carpets and wall panels, respectively, removal requires the right skills and equipment. SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians can handle such delicate tasks.

The amount of water left on your property may be more than you expect. For instance, if you have carpeted rooms, the water trapped on the floor surfaces is high even when there are no visible pools. Another challenge of removing such water is that simple extraction is not likely to be effective. SERVPRO has the right extractors with the appropriate vacuum lift capacity to handle such extraction. We also have weighted equipment to help squeeze out the water.

With the assistance from SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach, businesses can resolve any water removal issue. Call us at (727) 614-0099. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Impactful Is Timely Flood Damage Intervention for Clearwater Properties?

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with furniture floating everywhere Has your home faced recent flooding? Team SERVPRO can help with water removal and flood damage remediation services. We are standing by 24/7 for you.

Preventing Secondary Damage Is Possible When SERVPRO Manages Flood Restoration at Your Property

Things are usually in disarray in the aftermath of a flooding incident. It is easy to miss or overlook some important actions in your haste to salvage personal items. An effective response should be timely and take a holistic approach rather than focusing on individual items within your Clearwater home.

Flood damage in your Clearwater home continues to worsen even after the storm subsides. Issues can arise from moisture exposure, high humidity, contaminants, and even structural weakness. Luckily, it is possible to manage such issues, reducing the overall damage by a significant margin. SERVPRO crew chiefs can help evaluate your property to determine actions with the biggest impact, thus prioritizing them before embarking on other restoration processes.

Floor restoration normally involves processes like:

  • Water damage repairs
  • Water removal services
  • Sewage cleanup

Our SERVPRO teams prioritize steps that help protect the entire structure and vulnerable contents. Installing roof tarps and boarding up doors and windows are examples of such processes. If the roof caved in during the storm, we could protect contents by covering them with plastic sheets, thus ensuring no further moisture exposure.

A thorough cleanup is also essential after flooding. The process helps remove physical soils such as mud, silt, or even backed-up sewage. It is also essential in removing harmful chemicals or biohazards deposited in the property by floodwater. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians utilize various methods, including using chemical agents, physical agitation with rotating brushes, or even pressure washing.

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach works to ensure the flood damage response produces the expected results. Call us at (727) 614-0099. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What is The Best Way to Handle Fabrics after Fire Damage in Clearwater Properties?

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room with debris on the floor and broken cabinets Fire damage can affect both the contents and structure of your home. Contact Team SERVPRO for effective remediation services. We are standing by 24/7.

The Assistance from SERVPRO Helps Minimize All Fire Restoration Challenges

Fire affects fabrics in different ways, just like the other materials in your Clearwater Beach home. Fabrics differ in many ways, so it is possible to misunderstand some of the problems they exhibit or use the wrong approaches, thus worsening the damage. 

One advantage of seeking professional help when dealing with fire damage in your Clearwater Beach home is the expertise the restoration teams present. Apart from using the best restoration equipment and methods, the professionals can also help provide information that would be extremely difficult to get on your own. For instance, SERVPRO technicians can help identify the distinctive types of fabrics in the house or tell how the physical difference in diverse materials affects the restoration.

Fire restoration differs and may be classified as:

  • Smoke remediation
  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • House fire cleanup

Since each class of restoration work may present a unique set of challenges, SERVPRO teams start by gathering information about the loss site. For instance, we may start by establishing the type of fabrics affected during the fire incident.

Typical categorization may have broad groups like:

  • Textiles
  • Draperies
  • Upholstery

Our SERVPRO technicians can also identify the weave type of the affected materials and whether they are natural or synthetic fibers.

Taking the right steps when handling the restoration also helps. For instance, we perform pretests on different fabrics before cleaning to limit the chances of dyes bleeding or shrinkage. If we identify a heavily soiled yet sensitive material, our technicians can use less mild cleaning methods, even if it involves repeating the cleaning process. Repeat cleaning requires cleaning the material, letting it dry, and then cleaning it afresh. 

The expertise SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach offers can help you overcome the effects of fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (727) 614-0099. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Which Water Mitigation Processes are Necessary to Save Electronics in Clearwater Properties?

9/19/2021 (Permalink)

water next to an electrical strip and appliance Team SERVPRO technicians specialize in water damage remediation especially when it comes to dealing with electronics, books and fine art.

SERVPRO Helps Establish Safeguards While Performing Water Damage Repairs

Water leaks affect many contents in a house, including electronics such as TVs, microwaves, stereos, and appliances. Unlike dealing with other items such as furniture, water mitigation involving electronics is challenging since it takes more than drying to reverse the damages. 

Successful water mitigation in your Clearwater home should help prevent corrosion of the internal components of your electronic appliances after a water leak. Even if the spilled water does not affect appliances directly, the high humidity in the house poses significant risks. SERVPRO takes steps to minimize the chances of corrosion while performing other restoration processes.

Damage to electronics is more likely during incidents involving significant amounts of water like:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking roof from storms

The risk posed by water to electronics can be immediate or long-term.  Short circuits fall in the immediate damage category and can cause irreparable damage. Our SERVPRO technicians confirm that all electronics are unplugged. We also disconnect backup batteries and remove fuses or trip breakers. 

Temperature changes also pose risks to electronic items, especially in a humidity-filled house. Letting the items cool down beyond the dew point leads to condensation and corrosion. Our SERVPRO technicians take various steps to ensure the temperatures in the storage areas where we put electronics do not dip below the dew point. In case power is turned off in the house, we use portable generators and portable heaters.

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach can take the necessary steps during water mitigation to save electronics or other valuable items in your home. Call us at (727) 614-0099. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Are Natural Furnishing Recoverable after Flood Damage in Clearwater?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

people standing in rain boots in a flooded room When flooding affects your home, response time is essential. Contact our experienced SERVPRO team 24/7 for effective flood damage remediation.

With the Right Equipment, SERVPRO Can Restore your Clearwater Home and Contents from Flood Damage

Flooding can spell disaster for your home and contents. When large quantities of water enter a home, it immediately begins to absorb and migrate into recesses. Natural furnishings, like hardwood, can absorb moisture or suffer exterior cosmetic damage through contact with contaminated floodwaters. It is vital to bring in professional help for restoring flooding issues like:

  • Leaking roof from storms
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Crawl space flooding cleanup 

Content restoration for flood damage in your Clearwater home can often be one of the most time-sensitive areas. Unlike the structure of your home, which can withstand exposure to water, furnishing can lose its luster or become permanently harmed through contact with water. Our technicians are fully trained to clean furniture from contamination and conduct a consistent drying process to ensure no further damage. One piece of equipment for drying large amounts of furniture quickly is an axial fan. 

  • Axial fans produce large amounts of airflow at a lower pressure than centrifugal air movers. 
  • More cubic feet of air moved can rapidly decrease the drying times for wet furniture or possessions. 
  • Axial fans can displace humid air and water vapor with drier air by relying on an open-system drying plan. 

Drying a property quickly can help to reduce losses. Contact SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach for flood damage restoration at (727) 614-0099.