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Is Getting Rid of Smoke Residue Possible without Damaging Surfaces in Dunedin?

10/17/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Identifying the type of smoke residues in your home is vital to performing the necessary restoration steps.

SERVPRO Provides Dunedin Residents with Expert Fire Damage Restoration Technicians.

What is the best method for cleaning smoke residues?
After a house fire in your Dunedin home, there is likely to be significant blackening of walls, ceilings, and surfaces due to smoke. Cleaning these residues requires careful planning. Not all smoke residues are the same, with each residue requiring different methods of cleaning. There are four broad categories for smoke damages that technicians need to be aware of when performing restoration. An excellent way to identify smoke residue is by asking what type of material, or fuel, combusted to cause the fire. The material composition that burns is an influential factor in smoke damages.

What are the four types of smoke residue?
    •    Dry smoke residues which are usually the result of natural materials combusting
    •    Wet smoke residues, which include synthetic materials like plastics
    •    Protein smoke residues are the result of burning animal fats and common in kitchen fires.
    •    Fuel oil smoke residues can occur from furnace puff back or other fires involving an oil fuel source.

What ways are useful for identifying protein fire residues?
A kitchen is a common site for fire damage restoration to take place in your Dunedin home. Kitchen fires typically involve burning meat such as poultry, rudiment meat, and fish. An excellent way to identify protein smoke residues is by inspecting the color of the soils. These soils are typically greasy and yellow or amber. Wiping a small part of the wall can help determine smoke residues since these are often pale yellow or amber but can be invisible. A sure sign that protein residues exist is pungent malodors. SERVPRO uses an oil-based solvent to tackle these greasy deposits and typically resort to deodorizing the area to deal with malodors.

What other factors influence smoke residues?
    •    Fast-combusting fires with much oxygen produce dry smokes.
    •    Slow-burning fires typically produce a wet smoke residue.
    •    Material composition, either natural or synthetic, can produce wet or dry smoke, respectively.

Identifying the type of smoke residues in your home is vital to performing the necessary restoration steps. Contact SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South at (727) 793-1333.

Where Do Homeowners Go After a Storm to Restore Their Homes?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

"!" Sign in the rain Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include storm damage. Don't let the moisture take over your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Restoration Specializes in Returning Homeowners to a Dry, Safe Residence After a Storm.

Is There a Difference Between Storm Flooding and Water from a Broken Pipe?

There is a risk with any water in Palm Harbor homes. SERVPRO specialists know that storm flooding contains soil and other contaminants that can stain property and make carpets so unsafe to use again that we do not attempt to restore them. Quick removal and cleaning can restore much of a home to its pre-flood condition. 

How Else Does It Affect Restoration?

Specialists’ first step in Palm harbor flood damage is to spray an anti-bacterial agent over the water and affected surfaces. This reduces the risk to anyone that steps into the water or removes contaminated property to a dry location. They follow up with these actions and equipment:

  • Specialists use pumps and other extraction devices to draw out any standing water and water trapped in carpets and floorboards. This reduces further damage and makes removing the carpets far easier. 
  • They next use additional anti-bacterial cleaners with sponges and cloths to clean and disinfect affected surfaces. For items like upholstered property, they have the option of using injectors to directly apply a cleaner to spots where the flooding reached, and foggers to generate a cloud of cleaning particles that penetrate deeply to eliminate contaminants and the odors they can leave behind. 

How Can Technicians Know They Removed Enough Water Before Damaging Something?

Our technicians use Moisture Meters calibrated for the type of property they are inspecting. As an example, a gypsum wall panel with too much moisture can read at 40 points, too high to allow for natural evaporation before it begins to crack and crumble. Technicians use a combination of fans and air movers, along with regular checks, to bring the number down to an acceptable 12 points. 

At SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. To schedule a service call, you can contact our office today at (727) 793-1333. 

How Can SERVPRO's Emergency READY Plan Help Prepare For Water Restoration In A Yoga Studio?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Yoga mats and blocks in an empty room. Let SERVPRO keep you on the mats after your Palm Harbor water damage.

Palm Harbor Business Owners Looking For A Smooth Water Restoration Process

Running a yoga studio in Palm Harbor can be very satisfying. Yoga is an exciting exercise that helps local residents take time out of their busy lives and enjoy some me-time. To keep your yoga studio thriving, it is a good idea to prepare ahead for potential disasters.

There are many reasons you might need water restoration in your Palm Harbor yoga studio:

  • Heavy winds and rain broke a window and let water in
  • Broken or overflowing guttering caused water to seep under the studio door
  • A broken pipe or faucet soaked the floor or caused a small flood in the bathroom
  • The kitchen dishwasher broke and flooded the floor

Unfortunately, yoga studios often have lots of soft furnishings, such as yoga mats and foam blocks, that are susceptible to water damage. Water can also warp wooden fittings such as the front desk, pool across the floor, and soak into essential papers such as customer records or staff training manuals.

Why is preparation key to handling a disaster?

If you have a disaster in your business, time is of the essence. The risks of leaving water damage untreated include:

  • Water can soak further into rugs and yoga mats.
  • Water might spread to damage baseboards, drywall, wallpaper, and drapes
  • The risk of microbial growth gets more significant with every passing hour

We suggest calling us as soon as you spot the need for water damage restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our teams are waiting to clean and restore your business.

What can SERVPRO do if I need water restoration?

We can help with every aspect of water restoration. Our process includes:

  • An assessment so we can devise the best remediation plan and discuss it with you
  • Pumping out water using handheld wands, free-standing pumps, and truck-mounted pumps
  • Remedying water damage using wet and dry cleaning, spot cleaning, and fogging
  • Drying out your studio with air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Deodorizing with air scrubbers and odor-controlling pellets, so your premises smell fresh again

We can also liaise with insurers on your behalf.

Is any job too small?

No – we are here to help with any incident, big or small. Even a tiny leak can cause you to shut your studio. Every day your studio is closed is a day you cannot earn money from it. SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South understands that you need to get your business up and running again as soon as possible. That is why we designed the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP).

What is an Emergency READY Profile Plan?

A ready profile is an action plan you can put into place as soon as an incident occurs. An ERP shaves valuable time off the restoration process because it allows you to act quickly. 

To get started, download the ERP app and follow the on-screen instructions to carry out a no-cost assessment of your yoga studio. You will log vital information, such as:

  • Water shut-off valves
  • Assembly points
  • Priority contact information
  • insurance details

Having all the right information to hand means you do not have to search for it when a disaster is progressing.

Your profile also includes a concise document with only the most critical information, so your staff does not have to search for essential details in the middle of a crisis. You will also draw up a plan for getting your business running again.

How does the ERP Work?

When you need water restoration, you can launch the app and contact us in just a few clicks. You can submit the first notice of loss, or call us directly from within the app. Your ERP will automatically populate much of the information, saving you valuable time. The app even comes with mitigation tips you can follow while you wait for us to arrive, further hastening the process and helping your business recover faster.

Who should I share my plan with?

We recommend sharing your plan with all key decision-makers in your business and staff members who might be on-site in the event of water damage. The plan gives your staff steps to follow and makes it easier for them to act.

You must email your ERP to your preferred SERVPRO franchise, so we have all the studio information. We hope you will not need us, but we should have the data to hand if you do.

If you are worried about water damage restoration, do not hesitate to get in touch. We will take care of every aspect and leave your business Certified SERVPRO Clean.

For help with water restoration, call SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South at (727) 793-1333.

What Types of Skills Does Fire Restoration in Affected Dunedin homes Require?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke and soot and wall and ceiling Fire damage is difficult to restore. Don’t go it alone. Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Capitalizes on Deeper Understanding of the Combustion Processes to Guarantee the Right Outcomes from Restoration 

When mitigating damages caused by a fire, it pays to know that you have to dispose of some items and save others. Having a deep understanding of fire damage helps determine whether affected materials are restorable and clear things up with insurance adjusters. SERVPRO helps avail the know-how Dunedin homeowners need to streamline recovery. 

Which fire damage problems does superior knowledge help resolve better?  

The entire fire restoration process at your Dunedin home can derail if you fail to understand some basic things about fires. For instance, you might fail to realize that:  

  • Fires pose risks even after they are put out 
  • Considerably harmless residue can cause permanent damage 
  • Fire residues reach areas that you might not expect 

Apart from damaging your valuables, the combustion process produces a wide range of by-products. For instance, when a fire burns organic compounds, it produces nitrogen oxide, while sulfur dioxide is the by-product of burning inorganic compounds. Other substances such as hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide are also left in the air. Venturing into the damaged property without protection can lead to bodily harm. Our SERVPRO technicians prepare well by wearing protective gloves, boots, or respirators for protection when entering the property.  

What are the best examples of harmless residues that lead to damages?  

Fires leave various residues on surfaces, including ash and soot. The seemingly benign nature of soot can fool you into thinking that everything is safe and can stay the same until you are ready to restore it. However, soot has acidic properties and can cause permanent damage to some materials, including:  

  • Chrome or other metallic finished materials 
  • Granite or other stone surfaces 
  • Plastics or related materials  

Soot causes staining or discoloration on materials given sufficient time. Our SERVPRO technicians use simple approaches such as pre-cleaning and applying protective oil films to prevent such damage.  

A deep understanding of the processes that cause damages is the best skill when restoring fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South at (727) 793-1333 to send highly skilled technicians that help resolve any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

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A Heavy Storm Caused Flood Damage in My Palm Harbor Property. Who Can Help Me to Restore it?

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with floating furniture Flooding in your home can have lasting effects that are complicated to deal with. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation services.

Hire SERVPRO Technicians to Handle the Flood Damage in Your Palm Harbor Residence.

After flooding occurs, it is essential to act fast within the first 48 hours to prevent further damage. Floodwater can cause several hazards to your property, including weakening the structure and causing health problems to your family. SERVPRO technicians in Palm Harbor can help minimize damage and restore your property to its pre-incident state.

What safety measures should I take after flooding?

If you have to leave your property because of the flood, pay attention to the authorities, and follow their instructions before you move back into your property. Flood damage in your Palm Harbor property may continue to occur even after the water subsides. Check for signs of structural damage, such as cracks on the foundation before getting into the home.

Can you help me deal with my insurance firm?

At SERVPRO, we understand how overwhelming flood damage can turn out. You need to ensure that your property does not sustain much damage, and your family's health is not at stake. Our technicians can help you document the damage by taking photos and videos of the affected areas. We also offer a Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) that helps streamline the insurance filing process.  Our technicians categorize contents as non-salvageable, salvageable, or questionable. By inventorying every item, you can handle content decisions efficiently. If we find it necessary to move some contents out of your home while it undergoes restoration, the CCIS inventory can act as a vital tracking tool for moving and managing contents.

What do you use to dry the affected area?

We have a wide range of advanced equipment and tools that help us speed up the drying process in flood-damaged homes. We can use axial air movers to increase air circulation and draw out the moisture in the affected areas. The equipment draws in a large amount of dry air to replace the moist air in the structure. Since water can seep into cavities and hard to reach areas, we can use structural cavity drying equipment to drive airflow into the cavities. The warm air increases the surface temperature and lowers the vapor pressure. That increases the rate of evaporation, leading to faster drying.

Can technicians do something about the persisting odor?

Even after cleaning and drying the property, it is normal for odors to persist. Odors from dead animals and decaying plants require special skills and techniques to eliminate them. We can use instant odor counteracting beads to mask the odors.

Do not let flood damage leave you devastated. Contact SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South at (727) 793-1333 for effective restoration. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Provide Palm Harbor Homes?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

 living room interior Disasters do not wait for a convenient time to strike, so you need restoration professionals to be there when you need it most.

Disasters do not occur at convenient times, so you need qualified professionals to respond quickly and knowledgeably to the damage no matter when emergencies arise.

Because you cannot predict when disasters strike your Palm Harbor home or business, many homeowners and property owners are caught off guard by the destruction. Many have looked to the fast response and reliability of our SERVPRO team to address these concerns as they happen. We understand the value of quickly reaching loss incidents, as mitigation can be vital in reducing the spread and severity of emergencies. We offer a variety of restoration services to help in every major area, as well as specialty niches like biohazard cleanup and reconstruction.

Commercial

How your business gets treated after a loss incident can make a substantial difference in your recovery time. Common threats such as water, fire, and flood losses can spread rapidly throughout the facility, requiring a fast and confident response to begin mitigation and emergency services as soon as possible. Appropriate containment efforts in your Palm Harbor structure can often prevent the need for closing your doors while restoration continues.

Cleaning Up Your Facility Without a Disaster

Disasters do not always make up the full reason that your Palm Harbor business requires cleaning. We have multiple clients scheduled for ongoing appointments to continually renew and revitalize their structure's look and feel. While no two properties are the same in what they need to look their best, we can evaluate each of these situations on a case by case basis, and work with our customer, to meet the priorities and expectations to provide the best final product every time. Some of the cleaning and restoration steps that we take include:

    •    Vandalism Removal
    •    Surface Cleaning
    •    Deodorization
    •    Floor Cleaning
    •    Carpet Cleaning

What Disinfection and Sanitization Practices Exist?

Cleaning services and disinfecting communal areas is a significant effort during this time in our nation's history. Because of situations like the global COVID-19 pandemic, Palm Harbor commercial structures began to see where they lapsed inappropriate sanitation and cleaning of shared surfaces. Our defensive cleaning program called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned ensures that your business gets the most comprehensive cleaning and sanitizing possible by our experienced technicians.

Storm

With our position on the Gulf Coast, Palm Harbor residents and property owners have experienced several devastating storms in our lifetime. Preparedness for these events means that you always have qualified professionals available whenever disasters strike. This preparation ensures that mitigation can begin as it should, and it also allows our in-house contractors to respond to the damage as well. We could provide temporary construction solutions where needed.

What Repairs Must Occur Before Flood Mitigation?

Mitigation is a vital phase of restoration and recovery. However, it cannot be successful until the appropriate steps get taken to seal up breaches in the exterior of your home. Often roofs and siding can become entry points for runoff and wind-driven rain, flooding the immediate areas. Our contractors offer specific repairs, so the mitigation can begin as scheduled. These include:

    •    Roof Tarping
    •    Board Up
    •    Controlled Demolition

How Does Flooding Get Addressed?

It is challenging to avoid flooding altogether when structural breaches exist in your home, or natural flooding affects the entire community where you live. No matter how standing water has affected your Palm Harbor property, we must promptly address these concerns with our efficient extraction tools and equipment. With machines like submersible pumps, trash pumps, and wet vacuums, we can remove standing water and surface moisture concerns quickly to prevent the migration of floodwater throughout the property.

Water

Water loss incidents are among the most common callouts that our SERVPRO professionals undertake in Palm Harbor homes and businesses. We must first address the severity of these concerns with a thorough inspection of the property conducted by our project manager. This competent inspector utilizes sophisticated tools and technologies like surface moisture meters and thermal imagery to identify moisture pockets and the migration of water loss effects throughout your home.

Are Repairs Needed Before Mitigation?

Before mitigation and drying efforts can be successful, many repairs, and even controlled demolition, are necessary. Our responding contractors arrive with our restoration technicians to assess the integrity of structural elements in your Palm Harbor home to determine what services must get discarded and later replaced. Also, plumbing breaks and other fixture malfunctions must get repaired by our building trade professionals.

What Tools Are Necessary for Water Removal and Drying?

Extraction and drying are vital efforts to the recovery of your water damaged Palm Harbor home. These are fundamental tasks they can ensure that we return your property to preloss condition. These phases include multiple tools and devices designed exclusively for recovery of water losses. These include:

    •    Submersible Pumps
    •    Wet Vacuums
    •    Carpet Wands
    •    Air Movers
    •    Dehumidifiers
    •    Positive Pressure Systems

Fire

Fires can be a significant challenge to overcome in your Palm Harbor home or business. We have an entire roster of dedicated fire and smoke restoration professionals that can respond to these emergencies as they happen. We stay alert to changing conditions and breaking disasters in our communities so that we can be prepared to roll out from our facility when we get the word. Because of our preferred status with many insurance companies, we can often be alerted to these structure fires before a customer calls.

What is Content Management?

Protecting your personal belongings is also a considerable challenge after fire loss incidents in your Palm Harbor home. We must assess these items on a case-by-case basis to choose which of three options is best for recovering these possessions and reducing your loss. These options include:

    •    On-Site Relocation
    •    On-Site Cleaning and Deodorization
    •    Off-Site Cleaning and Recovery in Our SERVPRO Facility

How Can Fire Loss Effects Get Removed?

We have many tools and equipment designed for multiple phases of fire recovery, including residue removal, debris removal, air quality control, and deodorization. We can help make losses “Like it never even happened,” for your Palm Harbor property.

Disasters do not wait for a convenient time to strike, so you need restoration professionals to be there when you need it most. Our SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South team is available 24/7 at (727) 793-1333.

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Does My Ductwork Need Cleaning After Mold Damage Remediation?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

plenum with mold damage Mold Growth in HVAC system or plenum? Call SERVPRO for fast remediation in the Palmdale area.

SERVPRO applies their extensive knowledge and advanced methods to remediate any size mold infestation in Palmdale properties

One of the worst times to find out you have a mold problem is during the renovation of your Palmdale home. When SERVPRO handles the cleanup for damage from mold infestations, the ductwork often has issues from the airborne mold spores. Through the use of the services from a trusted mold assessment company, air samples in the home, and within the air handler closet for the HVAC system, get taken. If the results come back at levels that necessitate cleaning of the handler and ductwork, the technicians have the training and equipment to get the job done.

Can My Air Conditioner Cause the Need for Mold Remediation/HVAC Cleaning?

Unfortunately, the primary way an air conditioner works as a condensation cooling system creates a friendly environment for mold, which necessitates the need for mold remediation/HVAC cleaning in Palmdale homes, mainly when the collected moisture does not get adequately diverted away, most often due to a clog in the condensate drain.

Because airborne mold spores are ubiquitous, they float harmlessly both inside and outside homes and do not germinate until they encounter the right conditions for growth such as: 

  • Somewhere to grow (dust in air ducts is ideal)
  • Air moisture that is 50% or higher
  • These conditions maintained for 48-72 hours

Once established, the colonies can grow at a rapid pace and spread throughout the home via the HVAC ductwork. If spores from these colonies encounter conditions elsewhere in the house favorable to the establishment of new colonies, the infestation can spread rapidly.

SERVPRO technicians found in this home that the mold spread into a closet where there was an air leak due to improper installation of the HVAC air handler unit. The technicians adhere to the mold remediation protocols as developed by a licensed industrial hygienist as required by law.

The techs removed the air handler to dry out the collected moisture and perform abatement on the mold growth within. They also cleaned the ductwork throughout the home. Unfortunately, some of the sheetrock and the carpet with mold damage required disposal. 

Once the remediation efforts completed, an industrial hygienist conducted a clearance test to determine through air sampling if the mold infestation had been cleared.

If your home needs mold remediation/HVAC cleaning, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South (727) 793-1333. Our certified technicians work to ensure your home gets proper remediation as required by law for the best outcome after a mold infestation of any size.

Who Can Help After Water Damages my Palm Harbor Home?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property Call our expert team at (727) 793-1333 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage to Your Palm Harbor Home is a Job for a Professional Water Cleanup Service

When a leak affects your Palm Harbor home, you need to pay close attention to the damage. Even if it seems small, it is best to avoid assumptions and let an expert team verify how deep into your home the water travels. Only a reputable company can offer the latest technology to detect water hiding throughout your house. We follow that assessment with a complete plan focusing on restoring the humidity level of your home.

When you live in Palm Harbor, address water damage with our expert staff at SERVPRO. Our years of experience and our formal education in matters of water restoration have built a theoretical and practical understanding of what it takes to clean up your home after water leaks into it. Our 24/7 hotline serves as the most important conduit to professional help in times of emergency.

What is water extraction, and what equipment do I need?

Water extraction goes beyond removing water from your home. As our SERVPRO team can explain, it requires understanding what the average humidity levels are for your home and each of its elements. It also requires knowing how water can affect surfaces depending on their composition. For example, wood and granite react entirely different to excess moisture, and cleanup efforts must reflect that difference. Our team knows which cleaning solutions and techniques to use to avoid further damage to your home, including deodorizing and disinfecting. Some equipment we may use in your home includes:

    •    Air movers to improve air circulation and evaporation
    •    Air scrubbers to rid your home of any unpleasant odors left behind
    •    Wand extractors to complement the work of submersible and truck-mounted pumps designed to remove larger volumes of water

Regardless of the size of your water damage SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South is here to help. Call our expert team at (727) 793-1333 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Do Water Restoration Procedures Change Over Time?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

IICRV  Certificate for SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South Each of our team members is IICRC certified so that we can provide excellent restoration services.

SERVPRO Understands the Need to Keep Up with Changing Trends in Water Damage Restoration Standards Guaranteeing Palm Harbor Residents the Best Service 

Restoring your water-damaged property involves a significant percentage of rudimentary tasks such as cleaning and drying materials and a small percentage of advanced tasks such as controlled demolition and refinishing materials. Most restoration work may seem standard since it utilizes procedures that have been there for years. However, professional Palm Harbor restoration companies must keep up with the industry's changes to deliver better or faster results. 

How does a company indicate that it keeps up with changing trends? 

Any provider of water damage restoration services in Palm Harbor can claim to keep up with changing industry trends. However, such a claim needs supporting evidence to be valid. An IICRC certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration, is the best indicator that a company cares about delivering the best service to you as a client. Apart from showing that a company keeps up with changing trends, the certification covers many other aspects: 

  • Ethics
  • Training
  • Handling customer complaints
  • Subrogation 

Therefore, hiring a certified company such as SERVPRO should give you confidence that apart from getting the expected quality of service, any problems that arise are likely to be addressed professionally. The company is also ready to take responsibility in case of mistakes from staff or other issues that lead to damages within your property.   

How do companies obtain the certification?  

Your reason for seeking an IICRC certified firm is to ensure that the myriad of issues collectively referred to as water damage do not develop into long-term structural problems or pose health risks to your family. The Institute sets a rigorous qualification process that a company has to satisfy to receive the certification. The method considers aspects such as: 

  • Maintaining insurance throughout the operation period
  • Training all employees and technicians continuously
  • Having a written-down customer complaints policy
  • Adhering to IICRC code of ethics 

Regular training ensures that all employees are always current on any changes in renovation trends and, therefore, can handle the restoration, regardless of the type of materials or level of damage you have in your property. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians know what to do when they find delicate materials such as acoustic ceiling tiles or dangerous substances like ACM, Asbestos Containing Materials, in older properties. Training also ensures that we can use specialized restoration equipment such as negative pressure machines or thermal cameras properly to deal with unique challenges. 

Why does it matter whether a restorer is insured? 

The best-laid plans may not always lead to fruition, especially when working with water soaked materials and slick surfaces. Therefore, despite having the best-trained technicians and the best equipment, problems can arise during the renovation process leading to additional damages. For instance, when cleaning upholstery items with floral or other varied coloring, dyes can run from the colored areas, heavily staining the fabric's plain areas. If the restorer causes the damage, you or your insurer might not feel comfortable absorbing this cost. When working with a properly insured restoration company, compensation is catered for by their cover. 

Does IICRC help in case I have a complaint? 

Complains do arise during the restoration of damaged property for a variety of reasons including: 

  • Dissatisfaction with the outcome
  • High expectations 
  • Timelines
  • Cost 

An IICRC certified firm like SERVPRO addresses this challenge in many ways. For instance, we have a straightforward communication process allowing you to reach us through the phone, email, or fax when you have a complaint or other forms of feedback. The Institute requires that we maintain a transparent complaint process and, whenever requested, to provide proof that follow-ups are punctually made for the certification to remain valid.  

We follow systemic procedures when restoring the water damaged Palm Harbor property. Before we begin restoring your property, we inspect the entire area and then hold a consultative meeting with you to highlight what our inspection revealed, and what steps we plan to take to fix the damage. We also confirm the presence of pre-existing issues and inform you whether the restoration process can address them. In most cases, we work to restore the property to its preloss state, so any existing issues remain.  

We provide precise estimates of the time needed to complete the restoration and the costs involved. We also find out whether you have personal items within the property that might require special attention or removal before starting the work. Combining these aspects helps minimize the chances of conflict by the time we finish the renovation. 

When you are dealing with a loss, you need reassurance the best solution is available. Call SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South to help resolve water spills in your property. You can reach us at (727) 793-1333 at any time. 

How Can Water Damage the Flooring in My Palm Harbor Shop?

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

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The migration of water effects can be destructive to your building, and flooring materials can often experience this damage the worst.

When many property owners consider water restoration and recovery, they fixate on the drying and extraction average necessary to protect their Palm Harbor shop. In addition to the mitigation and restoration actions required to preserve many of the exposed materials and content in the building, it is expected that a certain degree of structural repair another reconstruction efforts are necessary. Substantial water loss situations, such as burst pipes or malfunctioning sprinkler systems, can leave high volumes of water saturating into the flooring materials throughout the main shop area.

 Is water  damage repair necessary?

While it might be challenging to initially determine the extent of water damage repair necessary for Palm Harbor jobs like yours, the sooner that you can secure professional restoration and competent contractors, the better. Water damage often worsens continually and leaves a 48-hour window to restore many of the structural elements exposed. When migrating water penetrates beyond the surface flooring material, subflooring and underlayment materials could become damaged. Identifying whether or not subflooring has become too damaged to preserve involves a series of advanced detection devices including:

Can SERVPRO Repair and Reinstall Flooring Materials?

We do not waste time with the restoration of materials that could be too damaged to protect. It is often more cost-effective to discard saturated materials and replace them rather than spending time working to dry what might not be salvageable. Removing surface material and underlayment can often allow our technicians a better opportunity to dry subflooring before irreparable damage occurs to this area. With in-house contractors, we can replace discarded materials immediately following mitigation services. We do emphasize the goal of restoring and not replacing building materials and members whenever feasible.

Many structural elements in your shop could become damaged by migrating water. We have contractors and recovery technicians that can work quickly to help. Give our SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South team a call today at (727) 793-1333.