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Why choose SERVPRO for home flood damage in Tampa

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded kitchen from appliance Home kitchen flood damage in Tampa

There are many safety considerations to be aware of during the flood damage remediation process. A broken appliance fast spreads water through the surrounding area and might cause damage to carpets, nearby walls, or any furniture that happens to be in the water’s path.
 
Flood damage from a broken dishwasher in your Hillsborough home is a small incident that has the potential to cause a significant inconvenience. It is hard to carry on life as normal with a wet kitchen or utility room, especially if carpets or other furnishings are compromised. Luckily we are on hand to help – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
There are many safety considerations to be aware of during the flood damage remediation process. You can rely on SERVPRO of South Tampa to be aware of safety at all times and carry out drying and remediation with the utmost care and attention.
 
For example, we take amazing care around any electrical appliances. Being mindful of electrical hazards is particularly important in the kitchen as there are so many appliances there, such as the toaster or hob. We handle all appliances with care. We also ensure light fittings are safe before attempting to switch them on.
 
We tie electrical cords out of the way and cover up tack strips to make sure there are no trip or puncture hazards. SERVPRO of South Tampa provides our teams with the highest quality personal protective equipment to ensure safety is paramount during any work on your home.
 
Our teams are also aware of the risk of structural damage, or damage to carpets, floors or other furnishings. We use a range of instruments, including thermo-hygrometers and moisture sensors to assess your kitchen and ascertain the extent of the water damage.
 
Another safety issue is the potential for mold or mildew to grow in your kitchen after a broken dishwasher incident. Our IICRC-certified technicians take steps to prevent mold growth, including making sure your kitchen is thoroughly dry and using disinfectant chemicals where necessary to treat at-risk areas or items.
  
We understand that you need a remediation team you can rely on to clean up your kitchen thoroughly and with an eye for safety at all times. Call SERVPRO of South Tampa at (813) 839-6633 for assistance.

Why choose SERVPRO for home mold damage in Tampa?

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on kitchen walls Removing mold in your Tampa home

Do you need Mold Remediation in Tampa?

It can be a badge of honor for some Tampa homeowners to try to manage as many home improvement and maintenance projects as possible on their own. Although many tasks complete successfully with some research and a little elbow grease, re-mediating mold damage is a job best left to experts. Our technicians have the knowledge, products, and equipment necessary for proper mold abatement.

 
A thorough understanding of the life cycle of fungi and characteristics of home mold damage requires hands-on training few Tampa homeowners possess. It can be tempting to believe a cursory treatment with a diluted bleach solution and a cover-up with some mildew-resistant paint resolves the problem. We make sure our crew members master advanced classes in mold remediation and thoroughly consider all aspects of potential mold resurgence if the moisture that fuels microbial growth is not addressed.
 
The success of SERVPRO of South Tampa professional mold remediation relies upon information learned in Applied Microbial Remediation Technician training from the IICRC and protocols developed by the EPA. Mold can never be eliminated, and any company that promises such a result is not being transparent with clients. Mold spores are found everywhere, including both indoor and outdoor settings, impractical to eradicate in a home. Without a regular source of moisture, however, mold spores cause little to no damage. Consequently, finding and recommending a permanent fix to water incursion must be part of any remediation.
 
Once the spores absorb water, including scenarios where indoor humidity exceeds 60 percent, the fungi reproduce and multiply into colonies. Only oxygen and moisture are needed, meaning mold growth can remain hidden to the eye, easily spreading between walls and under eaves and flooring. A musty smell can be the only sign, and the edge of a colony seen in a damp corner of an attic or under a sink may be just a small sample of a much more massive unseen infestation.
 
When we take on your mold remediation challenge, we make sure you and your family remain protected during the removal of colonies through effective containment strategies. Physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbers keep mold debris away from unaffected spaces as we work. HEPA filters remove spores and mold fragments from your indoor air, and EPA registered antimicrobial inhibit recurrence of mold growth.
 
SERVPRO of South Tampa encourages you to reach out to us for high-quality mold remediation services. Give us a call at (813) 839-6633 to set up a mold damage evaluation and abatement plan.

Why choose SERVPRO for water damage in Tampa

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Home flooded by water in Tampa Why choose SERVPRO for water damage in Tampa

Forces of nature, appliance and plumbing problems can lead to severe flooding in the interior of a home or office. There are precautions one can take to reduce the damage, but water damages can still occur. When it does occur, one needs to take the next logical step. It becomes important to hire a water removal specialist. A specialist can do exactly what is necessary to restore a water-damaged environment to its original state.
 
There are a number of important functions a specialist must perform. One of the most important is to properly extract the water from the environment.
 
Once the water has been removed, it becomes important to properly take care of the damage that has been done to the property. An individual can only perform this with a clear eye for the process. A water damage professional can spot wear, tear, and damage that a novice would not. This is another reason why it is necessary to call in the services of a professional, such as SERVPRO.
 
A water damage specialist can then perform all the work needed to restore a home to its original condition. This is a critical point because if the property is not repaired in the aftermath of the water damage, it can present amazing safety risks. This increases the liabilities a homeowner can face after water damage.
 
Proper repair work can also restore the value of the property. This is very important because no one would want to see the equity of his or her home decline. Water repair specialists can work tremendously well in terms of restoring the value of a home. That alone makes the value of a repair specialist extremely significant.
 
If you've encountered a large leak or a flood, a specialist will have all the equipment needed to take care of the situation fast and simply. If there is a lot of water that you think you can take care of yourself, assess whether you think structural damage can occur within the extra time it may take you as opposed to a specialist. 
 
Depending on what type of water there is, it could be harmful to your health. You should always call in a professional to get the job done. Once all the water is extracted or pumped out you would have to completely dry out the whole area. SERVPRO owns several large, high power drying fans to prevent further damage. Further damage, if not dried completely in a reasonable amount of time, could result in the growth of mold. In some cases, a water specialist may offer much lower prices and more accurate work than a regular plumber.
 
A SERVPRO of South Tampa specialist can handle septic systems, broken dishwashers or other plumbing or water utility device issues. If a strange smell in your home just won't go away, call a water damage specialist today at (813) 839-6633

Why choose SERVPRO for home storm water damage in Tampa

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Home flooded by storm water in Tampa Why choose SERVPRO for home storm water damage in Tampa

SERVPRO of South Tampa knows that one of the risks that bay area residents take is the damage related to severe storms and natural disasters that sweep through Tampa. While many of the homes in the region get safeguarded to most of the troublesome effects of severe weather systems as they cut a path through the area, no precaution is ever foolproof.
 
Homeowners work to keep flood damage in Tampa and other natural disasters from threatening their comfortable living, but even the most well-constructed of homes can experience flooding under the right conditions. No matter where this flooding originates from, be it a damaged roof or crumbling foundation walls, it is critical to act fast to prevent significant damage to structural elements of your home and the contents found in the affected areas.
 
Fortunately, our SERVPRO team of pros is available to take your calls anytime you might need us. This assurance shows you that even amid a disaster, you can count on our experience and professionalism to come through for you when you need restoration the most. Our technicians get uniquely trained in the most effective means of water damage restoration, from the modern techniques to the state-of-the-art equipment needed to deliver your home back in its former condition.
 
Extraction is a crucial component to resolving the flooding concerns, but this is only an option once the vulnerable points that allowed the water into your home have gotten repaired. The process to pull water out of the affected areas typically involves pump trucks from our SERVPRO fleet along with wet-vacs with extraction wands for areas that are challenging to reach with the more prominent pump.
 
Drying the area is a process that requires several different pieces of our equipment to accomplish. While the open areas can get addressed with industrial sized air movers and de-humidification equipment, it is rarely as fundamental as that. Often drying mats are a requirement to penetrate deep below the floors, and our systems use several entry points to dry in between walls where water had gotten introduced to structural components of your home.
 
While this might only be a small piece of the entire restoration process, it can show the level of dedication and experience you can expect from the SERVPRO team. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 at (813) 839-6633.