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Commercial Office Building with Water Intrusion

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Infrared camera showing wet ceiling at a Commercial Office Building Infrared camera shows wet ceiling in a Commercial Office Building

Property Management called SERVPRO of South Tampa for a water leak in their Commercial Building.  The water ran from a mechanical room on an upper level down to one of their offices.  Our infrared camera shows the wet ceiling.  We dried out the room quickly so they could continue operations.  Another happy customer!

Call SERVPRO of South Tampa at 813-839-6633 when your Commercial Property has water intrusion for quick dry-out!

Commercial Property with Water Intrusion

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Water on Commercial Carpet Water on Commercial Carpet

We received a call from the Facilities Manager at a Commercial Property where they had water intrusion in one of their dining rooms from a roof leak.  We extracted the water, dried the carpet then cleaned & deodorized the carpet returning it to a like new condition.

If you have a water intrusion at your Commercial Property, call SERVPRO of South Tampa at 813-839-6633!

Restoring Your Commercial Property in Tampa After a Damaging Water Event

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

 Office Conference Room with Water Intrusion Office Conference Room with Water Intrusion

Flooding and water damage events in Tampa commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.


Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges.  Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your financial constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency arises in your business, call SERVPRO of South Tampa at (813) 839-6644 and we will be there fast with the help you need.

Why Trusting a Restoration Professional After a Fire is So Important

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Charred Room After Fire Charred Room After Fire

Smoke and Soot are very Invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and Soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of South Tampa will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?


Call SERVPRO of South Tampa Today (813) 839-6633

When Storms or Floods hit South Tampa, SERVPRO is ready!

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO ® of South Tampa specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its’ pre-storm condition.

Faster Response:

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms:

When storms hit Tampa, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.  See our page at  https://www.SERVPROsouthtampafl.com/storm-flooding-restoration

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of South Tampa at (813) 839-6633

Why is Hiring Certified Technicians Important?

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Tampa is an IICRC Certified Firm and our Production Team hold Certifications as well.

The IICRC serves as an independent, certification body, that sets and promotes high standards and ethics, and advances communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. The certification sets standards for the entire restoration industry. Simply put, standards work. Standards are created to find the best possible method of performing a specific task. The methods are presented by industry experts, debated, agreed upon through consensus, and reviewed extensively by industry peers to ensure they are fair and work as intended. Standards ensure the method of cleaning, restoration, or inspection being performed is in fact the best and most effective option. They reduce redundancy, errors, time spent on a job, and costs.

Call SERVPRO of South Tampa for your water restoration needs (813) 839-6633

See more about our trained professionals at https://www.SERVPROsouthtampafl.com/restoration-training-certifications

Learn more about IICRC Certifications at hthttps://IICRC.org/tps://IICRC.org/

We are Cleaning Experts

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of South Tampa at (813) 839-6633.

SERVPRO of South Tampa 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Tampa is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (813) 839-6633

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Tampa has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of South Tampa

SERVPRO of South Tampa specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

What to do When You Have Water Intrusion

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded home is a devastating event for any homeowner. It has the ability to ruin many of your possessions in addition to your property itself. Due to the fact that water damage can quickly become permanent if not addressed as soon as possible, if you do suffer flood damage to your home, it’s important that you call the professionals at SERVPRO of South Tampa to help restore the home. However, there are some things that you can do before they arrive. Here are some things you can do immediately after a flood to start the restoration process.
 
Call Your Insurance Agent
Regardless of how bad a flood has hit your home; it’s likely done some significant damage to some of your possessions and to the structure of your home. Soon after you recognize the damage, you should call your insurance agent. Most water damage in the home is covered by homeowner’s insurance policies but you’ll want to contact them to make sure as there could be exclusions.
 
Check Before Entering Home
Before you re-enter your home after flood damage, check for any structural damage that may have occurred. Severe flooding or water damage has the ability to compromise the integrity of the structure. If you enter the home without closely inspecting what you’re walking into, the building could potentially collapse, trapping you inside. Once you’ve entered the home, you should be very careful about where you’re walking, especially if you’re moving from carpeting onto a hard surface.
 
Document Evidence
Once you have entered the home, document the evidence of that damage that has been done by taking photos of it. If there are any questions, particularly by your insurance company about the validity of your claim, you’ll have evidence to show them. While you document the damage, save any items that you can. Some items, such as porous materials, may have been damaged beyond repair. When the SERVPRO crew arrives to restore the home, they’ll save as many items as possible. But if there are items that have not been damaged, you can take them out to avoid any further potential damage.
 
Take Inventory
While you’re examining the damage that has occurred in your home, make a list of the damage or lost items in the home. Make sure to include the date they were purchased and their value with any receipts you may have. Store that list with any inventory of your possessions that you may have taken before the flood. If any of your possessions must be disposed of, which some may, make sure you have photographs of the items.
 
Turn Off Power
After the flood damage occurs, turn off all power, especially to the affected rooms. Also refrain from using any electrical appliances as you could electrocute yourself if you’re standing in water. Keep the power to the home off until an electrician can come and thoroughly inspect the system to ensure it’s safe to turn back on again.
 
Prevent Mold
Mold thrives in environments where moisture is present which makes flooded parts of a house ideal for mold growth. The existence of mold in a home can be hazardous so it’s important to prevent the mold from growing if at all possible. Removing any wet contents from the home as soon as possible will help to prevent such mold growth around the home.
 
Proper Protection
Regardless of how well you think you can clean up after a flood, you should call the professionals at SERVPRO of South Tampa to ensure that as much of your property is salvaged as possible. But if you do decide to start the cleanup process before they arrive, it’s important that you are properly attired. Wear long sleeves, pants, gloves, and boots when dealing with flood water to ensure your safety.
 
 
If you suffer flood damage in your home, you should contact the professionals at SERVPRO of South Tampa to clean up. But if you want to get the process started prior to their arrival, these tips will help you remain safe.

Call SERVPRO of South Tampa at 813-839-6633

Why Trusting a Restoration Professional After a Fire Is So Important

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Because of the convection pattern that flames typically form during ignition, smoky residue saturates every opening. The soot constructs up in layers that may end up being solidified and tough to eliminate which is another reason to leave the cleaning to a specialist. When the cleaning teams do arrive, they promptly different salvageable items from charred debris, taking the things creating the strongest odors out for cleaning.


Following a fire, wall surface areas can be harmed by soot. Non-water-based cleaners need to be used to remove soot from walls. These kinds of chemicals should be handled by a specialist due to the fumes and toxicity. Water-based cleaning items can cause spots to bleed into plaster walls which is why a trained specialist should be left to deal with these chemicals.  


Most importantly, a restoration effort reduces the after-effects a blaze can have on the health of those who return in. If a homeowner does not have the property restored by a professional, the results can be found later on down the line. To an untrained eye they might believe the issue has been fixed, they experience the remaining impacts of indoor air pollution for numerous months later on in the form of increased respiratory discomfort.  


Companies like SERVPRO of South Tampa are leading experts in fire restoration. They are trained to help remove your belongings as well as cleaning and storing them until your property has been restored to its original condition.

Call SERVPRO of South Tampa (813) 839-6633

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