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Look for These Things When Hiring a Restoration Firm for Your Business

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee Shaking Hands with Business Owner SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South can handle your commercial restoration needs no matter what type of damage you experience.

Are you restoring your facility after water or fire damage? Hiring the right crew should be one of the first things on your list. Finding a commercial restoration firm may not be difficult, but be careful to evaluate the following factors to make sure you're getting the crew that will give you the best results.


When you look around for cleaning and restoration services for commercial properties, check out firms that have a history of successful projects. You should also look for companies that are IICRC certified. IICRC is the organization that sets rigorous standards for the cleaning and restoration industry. If the firm you are considering is IICRC certified you are on the right track.


How capable is the firm or its staff? A professional restoration service should understand what restoring a commercial building entails and is likely to have an established process to ensure stellar results. You’ll want to ask them about what the crew intends to do, how they’ll get started, and more.


So much depends on having the right equipment. That’s something you’ll want to be certain of when you hire a crew for the project. If the firm doesn’t have the proper tools, you might end up with a longer timeframe. Also, results might not be up to your standards. The team at SERVPRO of Dunedin and Palm Harbor South maintains the very latest in equipment and technology to make sure your project goes quickly and efficiently.


How long will it take? You'll want to find a firm that understands why a business needs to get the work done quickly, so your business can be open and generate revenue again. This is one of the reasons so many people in Dunedin and Palm Harbor trust SERVPRO. They have proven processes and the latest equipment to make sure your process happens quickly and efficiently and you can get back to doing what you do best--running your business!


What is the extent of the services you can expect? Do you have requests that aren’t included in the package? You'll want to make sure that the firm you hire can handle your entire restoration project. You don't want to have to go looking for a separate company to complete portions of your restoration that your main firm can't handle. 

A trusted restoration and cleaning resource is SERVPRO of Dunedin and Palm Harbor South. No matter what kind of property damage your business has suffered, their IICRC certified professionals can handle it completely and quickly for you. They're available to take your call 24/7 at (727) 793-1333

Here's What You Need to Do After Fire and Smoke Damage

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged kitchen Fire damage is both emotionally and physically devastating. Restoration needs to happen in specific steps. Trust SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South.

If your property needs restoration from fire and smoke damage, here are some of the steps involved. Aside from the assessment, removal of your belongings, and cleanup of the debris, you’ll want to be familiar with all the other steps too, especially when you hire a team to do the restoration work. Here’s what you can expect.

Secure the Foundation

To get started, the crew will need to secure the foundation to make sure the structure is sound and safe to enter. Don’t rely on an ‘eyeball test’ Hire pros to check for potential danger from weakened trusses, floor joists, etc. 

Clean and Remove Soot

Don’t tackle the smoke and soot on your own. These leave stains behind and require specialized techniques to prevent making the damage even worse. Pumping and airing out the moisture is also an essential step in the cleanup process. Pros have specialized equipment to make that happen. With expert assistance, you can prevent mold growth that often happens from the water that is used to extinguish the fire.

Perform the Repairs

Repairs must be done right away. This goes for both the structure and your belongings. Do you have heirloom pieces in your furniture? Some of the items might be impossible to restore if they’ve been subjected for too long to the soot and smoke. Talk to the restoration firm to learn more about the workaround solutions they offer.

Do the Renovation

A lot of people opt for a complete renovation, though. That’s often because of extensive damage. Talk to the restoration firm. Experienced restoration contractors know when property owners like you are much better going for a total renovation. 

The IICRC certified team at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South has experience in fire and smoke damage restoration and renovation. You can call them anytime 24/7 for a quick response to your emergency. Just call (727) 793-1333.

Four Standout Qualities That Make SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South Your Best Restoration Choice

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Crew Cleaning Water Damaged Home No matter what kind of property damage you experience, SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South has the equipment and experience to handle it.

Extensive home damage can be a devastating and emotional problem to deal with. If you find yourself in need of restoration services, SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South is here to help. What sets this team apart from the rest? Here are a few things that you can expect when you hire the services of an outstanding company like SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South

24 Hour Emergency Services

Disasters and storms happen without a timetable, often resulting in unexpected damage to your property at the worst or most inconvenient of times. If you have residential or commercial properties, you’ll need to know you can count on a restoration service provider to help, even when the problem happens on a weekend or at 3 a.m.

Quick Response Times

Everyone knows restoration work is a race against time. Skilled and trained restoration contractors know what to do to ensure that they salvage and restore many of your belongings and assets to their pre-damaged state. With our specialized tools and advanced restoration as well as cleaning equipment, we help families regain their homes and assets.

Trained and Experienced Technicians

Our team is comprised of trained technicians. Years of experience have led to continued growth in their skills and expertise. Their on-going training and IICRC certifications ensure up-to-date knowledge of effective restoration techniques. That, along with the latest advances in equipment, means that our team is in the best position to provide you with the restoration and cleaning assistance you need.

Locally Owned and Run

We are proud of the fact that SERVPRO is a local business. The company is a member of a network, though, that allows the organization to have access to a lot of resources and material for restoration solutions. With that network, we are able to provide even more accurate, faster, and better response services.  

If you should ever find yourself in need of a restoration company, your first choice should be SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South. We are available to take your call 24/7 at (727) 793-1333.

SERVPRO Technicians Are Highly Trained Experts

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

When a fire or storm damages your home or business, the effects are both physical and emotional. One of the most comforting things is to have someone that can give you the advice and guidance necessary to put your property back together and instill the confidence that you can overcome this setback. The people you rely on for this need to be well-trained professionals, with years of experience they can rely on to ensure your property is properly and quickly restored.

What to Look for in Those Technicians

As you consider who will handle your damage restoration services, one of the most important considerations is finding technicians that are well trained. You want to ensure they have extensive training and are properly licensed to provide the types of services you need.  IICRC training and certification is the industry standard. They should be trained extensively in areas such as water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation according to IICRC standards. Not all companies offer the same level of service.

You also want to choose a team that is routinely training and keeping their education up to date. You want to know they are using the most advanced equipment and methods for getting your property back to a safe environment again.

Call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South.

When you are facing a disaster like this, turn to SERVPRO of Dunedin Palm Harbor South. Our team goes through a rigorous training process. We work closely with you to ensure you understand everything we are going to do, and we follow all the best practices in the industry. Our technicians and our processes are IICRC certified so you can be confident that we are using the latest techniques and equipment to restore your property. When you have damage to your commercial or residential property, choose SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South. Call us 24/7 at 727-793-1333.

Water Damage Inspections Are Critical After a Water Emergency

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water seeping into home Water damage can be widespread and hard to detect. When water enters your home you need a professional inspection to pinpoint damage.

When water enters your home, it can seep into various areas rapidly. Even though you may think it is rather localized, that is often not the case. It can be hard to know where exactly the damage is. Our team can help you to determine the extensiveness of your water damage with a complete, professional inspection. Using the latest techniques and sensitive advanced detection equipment, we can find areas where moisture is present.

Advanced Inspections Are Necessary

When a water line breaks, a storm causes water to enter into the home, or any other water event occurs, the water that was in your home can easily travel throughout the space. This includes adjoining areas. It can also saturate the drywall. It can saturate your furniture, too. During an advanced water damage inspection, we can find exactly where it went and ensure that we can properly remove it and any damage it causes.

Sanitizing the Space

Water damage inspections also tell us where we need to clean and sanitize. The goal is always to limit the risk of mold growth. Our team will take every step possible to prevent mold from occurring. If mold is present, we can offer mold remediation services.

Call SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South for the help you need with water damage. Let us provide a full inspection to determine the scope of the problem. We are ready for your call anytime 24/7. You can reach us at 727-793-1333.

What to Do When You Have Storm Damage in Dunedin

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damaged home with upturned car in front yard Storm damage is serious. When severe storms strike know what to do. Call SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South for help 24/7.

Storm damage can be dangerous to handle by yourself. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South.

When a storm causes damage to your property, it is critical to react quickly but properly. If the area is unsafe, leave it. Do not stay in a home that has significant damage, increasing flooding, or potential electrical failures. Once you are safe, call the experts at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South to handle the storm damage cleanup for you.

Managing Debris Cleanup

Having a professional handle the storm damage ensures you do not put yourself or your home at risk of increased damage. The first step will always be to remove any excess and standing water from the home. Proper drying using professional equipment and techniques helps prevent the buildup of mold.

It is not possible to save many types of wet materials, including damaged drywall and some types of flooring. For furniture and other hard surfaces, removing the moisture and professionally cleaning these services is important.

Handling Difficult Tasks

Many times, storm damage is much more significant than this. You may have a tree or a tree branch on your roof. You may have a hole in the roof or damage to your roof trusses as a result. You may have sewage backed up into your home. Having a professional handle this type of storm damage clean up is essential to ensure the work is done safely and properly.

The good news is help is available to you right away. Protect your family while the team at SERVPRO Northwest Spokane handles the cleanup.

Get Immediate Help by Calling SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South

When you have storm damage, do not wait to get help. Call SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South for immediate assistance and support. We are here for you. You can reach us 24/7 at 727-793-1333.

When Fire Damage Strikes Call a Professional Restoration Company

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage in a kitchen Even extensive fire and smoke damage and be restored with help from the professionals at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South.

Even extensive fire damage can be restored when you get the professionals involved. Call SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South anytime 24/7 for your fire damage emergency.

Fires are devastating to structures. Not only does the fire damage surfaces, but smoke and water damage can make things even worse. 

Handling the Fire’s Damage

The fire damage itself may not only include the actual furnishings and items burned, but also the structural components of the home such as studs, floor joists, and roof trusses. All damaged furnishings need to be removed. Additionally, electrical wiring and plumbing repairs may be necessary.  Restoring the structural integrity of the home is the first priority.

Minimizing Water Damage

Cleaning up the water damage fast is important since mold can begin to grow in a matter of hours. Removing all wet surfaces, including damaged drywall and flooring, is necessary. Once this is done, those surfaces need proper cleaning and treatment to prevent mold growth.

Overcoming Smoke Damage

Fire damage cleanup nearly always involves smoke damage care. This may include cleaning surfaces, sanitizing the HVAC system, and painting rooms to lock out the scent of the smoke. Discoloration on surfaces also needs to be taken care of professionally to restore the property.

Invest in a Team Dedicated to Restoring Your Home

Getting your home to pre-fire condition is a complex process, but the team at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South can help you with it right away. Give our team a call to learn more about the work we do in fire damage restoration. We are here for you 24-hours a day. Just call 727-793-1333.

Make Sure You Hire Professionals for Your Commercial Property Damage Restoration

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage repair in progress at a commercial This apartment/condo complex suffered massive water damage with the water line in a unit broke when the customer was out of town.

When a water damage emergency happens at your business, it is critical for you to get in touch with a responsible professional who can help you to restore and rebuild and reopen your business quickly. There is a lot of work to be done, and many things need to be done in a very specific way if you are to minimize damage and restore your property efficiently. Our team at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South has the tools and resources to help you every step of the way.

A Restoration Company Should be Licensed

When choosing a company or a professional to handle this type of work, you want to be sure they are fully licensed to do it for you. That means they should be a licensed general contractor for residential or commercial projects, depending on what your needs are.

Maintain Continuity: Can They Do It All?

When you have extensive damage to repair you need a team that can do all of the work for you, instead of bringing in various contractors for each portion of the job. They should be able to help you completely restore all damage properly, to ensure there is no risk to your property or your employees or customers after you reopen. 

Are They Sensitive to Your Need to Reopen?

At SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South, we do it all for you. We use the most experienced and highly trained technicians and the latest specialized equipment to do the work. And, we understand how critical it is for your business to reopen as soon as possible. We do everything possible to minimize your loss of revenue from your business being closed to your customers.

If you have any type of damage to your commercial property, call us anytime 24/7 at 727-793-1333.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration is Best Left to the Pros

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

House Fire with Large Flames Residential fires are both physically and emotionally devastating. SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South can handle the restoration.

Fire and smoke damage can be physically and emotionally devastating. If this happened in your home, it could potentially destroy everything you own. To make sure you restore your possessions and your property you’ll need to hire the services of a fire and smoke damage restoration team. Here are a few tips to help you deal with the aftermath.

Remove the Soot and Smoke

Don’t leave the soot, fire, and smoke unattended for too long. Once you get the go-ahead that it is safe to enter your property, your restoration team will need to start removing your belongings as soon as possible. The faster your team can remove those items, the more successful the restoration efforts will likely be.

Don't Touch Anything

Cleaning your carpets and belongings of smoke and soot is more difficult than it appears. It is best to leave the work in the hands of experts. SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South has the experience and tools to take care of this for you. 

Replace Your Belongings

Cleaning efforts can only do so much. This applies to your belongings and your property. If your restoration team suggests that you replace your carpets or rebuild parts of your home, you’ll need to follow that advice. Experts know best, so trying to fix those belongings or structures yourself will mean you’ll only be tossing money out the window.

Be Careful with Clothing

It’s easy for soot to get into your clothing, just as it can get into your curtains. When you clean your clothes, don’t rub them, or throw them into the wash with the rest. Doing so will contaminate the rest of your clothing. If your SERVPRO team tells you that the damaged clothes are beyond repair, toss them and get new ones.

SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South is Your Best Resource for Fire Damage Restoration

The experts at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South have decades of experience in restoring fire and smoke damaged structures and belongings. Their professionals are IICRC certified. They have all the latest equipment and processes that will make certain you get the best results from your restoration. They are available anytime 24/7.  Call them at 727-793-1333.

Dunedin Residents Can See Van Gogh In A New Light

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment hard at work. Storms may cause flood damage in your area. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and great service.

A New Van Gogh Exhibition Is Sure To Delight People In Dunedin

Art lovers in Dunedin will want to visit the Dali Museum in nearby Tampa during their Van Gogh Alive exhibit. This unusual exhibition is designed to let you experience the famous painter’s work like never before. The Dali Museum is the first museum in North America to show this sign.

  • See Van Gogh’s most famous works, including Starry Night and Sunflowers blown up to a larger-than-life-size.
  • View the paintings through high definition projections for an experience like no other.
  • It is synchronized to a powerful classical music score for a fully immersive experience.

This is a multi-sensory exhibit that features large moving images, loud sounds, and theatrical lighting. Van Gogh Alive runs till April 11, 2021. Tickets cost $25 and must be pre-booked via the museum website.

Hopefully, a visit to the exhibit will be the only dramatic thing that happens to you this season. However, in the unfortunate event of flood damage due to storms, SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South is here to help. Call us at (727) 793-1333.