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Save Money in Brandon with Expert Water Damage Cleanup

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water damage equipment stacked in a living room We have the cleaning and restoration equipment ready to be dispatched to your Brandon home that has experienced water damage.

SERVPRO’s Water Damage Crew is Available 24/7 in Brandon!

While you may feel as though you are saving some time and money by embarking on a DIY water cleanup journey in your Brandon home, it could cost you more in the long run. The truth is that water migration is a big problem with many spills, burst pipes, and flooding. Moisture can get trapped under flooring, cabinetry, and other tight spaces whenever water travels. You could be in for costly secondary damage and the onset of black mold and bacteria if this occurs. SERVPRO is there as your number one choice in the area for all of your water restoration needs!

Water damage in Brandon is something that you need to address as soon as possible. Action is paramount whether you had a major appliance malfunction in your kitchen or noticed a slow leak with your bathroom plumbing. SERVPRO offers a wide range of services tailored to your needs so that we can help you bring your property back to preloss condition. Some of the things that set us apart from the rest include:

  • Customer care center availability 24/7
  • IICRC-certified and highly-trained water restoration technicians (WRT)
  • Proven methods and state-of-the-art equipment
  • Proud to be a locally-owned and operated franchise
  • Assistance with insurance claims for efficiency and peace of mind

When a Storm Hits, We Have Crews Ready to Assist!

Storm flooding is something nobody wants to experience, but it is often unavoidable when the weather changes. Even if you stay prepared at your home or business, you could still take on contaminated water that must get handled fast! SERVPRO’s disaster recovery team is highly-trained and ready to deploy as needed. We are skilled in storm damage assessment and extractions and restoration to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Proven Processes, Trusted Results

Once you discover a water emergency like ceiling leaks, burst pipes, or another issue, you need someone there to assess the area and get to work carefully. We deploy our Green Fleet within hours of your call so that we can begin water mitigation as soon as possible. We bring all the right equipment for extraction, drying, moisture detection, and cleaning to achieve our goals quickly. Rather than a DIY project that could leave you with hidden damage and extensive costs to fix issues in the future, we do not sign off on the project until we are satisfied with the results. 

Our process is as follows:

  • Initial contact – Once you call our customer care team, a representative gathers information and guides you through so that we can formulate a plan with all of the appropriate personnel and resources.
  • Water damage assessment and inspection – Once on the scene, our crew chief looks at the water issue, determines where moisture traveled, and what contaminants (if any) may pose a problem.
  • Water removal services – Extractions begin almost immediately so we can pull up as much water as possible with wet-dry vacuums, submersible or gas-powered pumps, and truck-mounted extractors. 
  • Drying and dehumidification – Restoring relative humidity (RH) is paramount with any water cleanup project. We set up drying mats, centrifugal air movers, dehumidifiers, and more to help us reach our drying goals.
  • Sanitizing and cleaning – Leaving any bacteria behind just begging for musty, foul odors to develop. We take the extra time necessary to thoroughly clean all surfaces, sanitizing and deodorizing as we work to ensure all surface areas are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Call us for water damage assistance at SERVPRO of Brandon/North Riverview at (813) 741-3473. A representative is happy to schedule a crew or go over more details about our restoration and reconstruction services.

Why Hiring SERVPRO for Mold Damage Cleanup Is Important in Brandon

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

HEPA cleaning vacuum set up outside a home with mold damage If your house in Brandon suffers mold damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Mold Damage Help with SERVPRO Gets Results for Brandon Residents

There are many popular myths about black mold, mildew, and bacterial growth. Whether you suspect mold development in your home or business, how you approach it will significantly impact your results. Rather than trying DIY and making it worse, you can get the help you need and fast with the team at SERVPRO. We use research-based mold cleanup methods and industrial-grade products to ensure your interior is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned when we get done. 

Mold damage in Brandon is something that you may not even be able to see with the naked eye. If you start to suspect there may be a moisture problem or mold colonization, time is of the essence so that the issue does not worsen. 

Mold Spores are All Around Us, and in the Air

Many people fail to realize that microscopic mold spores of all kinds are around us each day, indoors and outdoors. While you can live in harmony with mold and be completely safe, excessive moisture is the enemy. With the correct moisture levels and organic materials for food, mold colonization accelerates in as little as 24 to 48 hours.  

Some of the most prevalent areas for mold to reproduce include:

  • Areas where water overflows from bathtubs, showers, sinks, hot tubs, aquariums, etc.
  • Spots where there might be unnoticed or slow leaks, including slight drips from bathroom or kitchen pipes. 
  • Condensation that develops around windows, exterior walls, or AC units. You may even have condensation that builds in your laundry room and improperly vented kitchens or bathrooms.

What Makes SERVPRO Qualified for Mold Remediation?

The team here at SERVPRO undergoes extensive training to assess, trace, and mitigate water damage that leads to mold development. With any mold project, we carefully inspect the area to determine the root cause of the problem to fix it so that the mold problem does not come right back. Our crew utilizes mold remediation protocols set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that links the importance of managing moisture to help thwart mold growth. 

What Happens After you Call Us to Help with Suspected Mold Growth

Once you initiate services by contacting our customer care team, we gather information so that we can select all the right tools, products, and the number of personnel to handle the job. Our Green Fleet then arrives filled with everything we need to inspect, assess, and begin cleaning your residence carefully. We always wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including full bodysuits, gloves, goggles, boots, and eye protection. 

The process you can expect once we arrive includes:

  • Assessment to determine the extent of the mold infiltration
  • Inspection that helps us locate the root cause of the moisture issue so we can get it fixed
  • Containment of the work zone to create a safeguard and keep mold spores from traveling into unaffected areas of the building
  • Set up of dehumidifiers and air scrubbers with powerful filters to remove mold spores from the air
  • Careful cleanup of all residues with vacuums and other tools, followed by the disposal of any hazardous waste
  • Application of antimicrobials and sanitizing agents to keep mold from coming back
  • Specialized measures by our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) to eliminate any foul, must odors

Mold damage restoration is something we do best here at SERVPRO of Brandon/North Riverview. If you want to know more about our processes or wish to mobilize our crew to your property, you can reach us by dialing (813) 741-3473. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Brandon Residents Can Cope After Fire Damage

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Match burning Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians are here to address your water and fire damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO is Here to Handle All Your Brandon Fire Damage Needs

After a house fire, it is common to feel various stages of adjustment; shock, depression, anger, and even hopelessness. SERVPRO cares about area residents, so we make it easier for you to pick up the pieces by offering rapid response and proven methods for house fire cleanup. We work hard to make your home "Like it never even happened."

Brandon's residential fire damage brings immense emotional distress, but there is also the feeling of loss for any valuables that succumbed to the blaze. Additionally, it is natural to feel a loss of security, safety, and comfort. SERVPRO understands these emotions and wants you to know you are not alone during this time.

You need to take care of yourself despite worries about the restoration process during a crisis like this. These are some of the steps local homeowners can take to work through the process after a house fire:

  • Practice stress-reduction techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise.
  • Let yourself run through the emotions and healthily release negative energy.
  • Talk about the ordeal and feelings with friends and family.
  • Take advantage of offerings of help and community support.
  • Get as much rest as possible, ensuring you are still eating well-balanced meals.

SERVPRO is There for Fire Damaged Homes

Our IICRC-certified technicians are there to address your water and fire damage restoration needs. With our proven methods for content cleaning, odor control, and reconstruction, you will be back in your home and enjoying daily life before you know it. If you have any questions during the restoration project, our friendly crew members are always there to help. We also act as your insurance liaison to ensure all your paperwork is for your fire insurance claim.

Request help online or call SERVPRO of Brandon/North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 when you require assistance with fire damage cleanup and restoration.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration for Brandon Residents

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Soot damage on kitchen cabinets and the ceiling Residues and soot can affect every part of your home after fire damage in your Brandon home. Contact our experienced team to assess and remediate.

SERVPRO Is Here with Proven Fire Damage Techniques in Brandon

Fire damage becomes a challenging situation for clean-up and restoration, whether commercial or residential. Once you go through a fire emergency, your property will need rapid, detailed cleanup and repair. Fire damaged homes mean the destruction of building materials, structural elements, and personal belongings. When you hire a professional crew like our team at SERVPRO, you will have all the manpower necessary to reclaim your property!

Do you feel at a loss when dealing with fire damage in Brandon? We have professional fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) with the answers if you wonder how you can begin gaining control and restoring your interior. We can scale our services as needed to ensure all clients in the area get the fire restoration results they deserve.

Handling Fire House Fire Clean-up Quickly and Efficiently

Fire can destroy many areas of your home, including intrusive smoke particles making their way into zones untouched by flames. The good news is that we get there fast – our crew can arrive within hours of your initial point of contact with our customer care team. This allows us to begin the assessment to start removing charred debris and unsalvageable materials or contents as soon as possible.

  • SERVPRO is equipped to handle fire clean-up, bring the latest equipment, perform tarp up and boarding, etc.
  • Our IICRC-certified technicians select the best solutions even with large-scale fire restoration, including burnt items and smoke stains. 
  • We will safely remove ash, soot residues, and other debris left after the blaze to help bring your home back to pre-fire condition.

Commercial Fire Clean-up to Save you Time and Money

We know that you already have a lot on your plate as a business owner, so you need prompt action and proven methods should there be a fire in your building. Our highly-trained fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) ensure safety throughout the fire zone, getting to work quickly so that you have a chance to either stay up and running or get back to business quickly.

How Does Professional Fire Restoration Save Money Versus DIY?

At SERVPRO, we work to restore versus replace whenever possible. Rather than discarding belongings or pulling out materials immediately, we have insider techniques that help us salvage as much as possible. Some of this includes tackling corrosive, pungent soot, and smoke residues after a fire.

  • When fire damage is left to sit or takes too long to clean up with DIY, it can worsen over time.
  • Smoke odors linger as it settles into the walls, but they can fester under your floors. 
  • We attack harmful, intrusive soot and smoke particles before they have a chance to settle to discolor materials or cause pitting and etching. 

As with any fire restoration, odorous elements are always on the agenda. SERVPRO’s Green Fleet comes armed with a full arsenal of odor combatting equipment and products that help us make it “Like it never even happened.” Thermal foggers and ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging equipment along with odor counteractant beads, air scrubbers with HEPA filtration, specialized cleaning agents, and deodorizers help us to remove odors rather than masking them. 

Depending on the need, we also have powerful hydroxyl generators or ozone equipment to achieve our restoration goals.

Do you need to know more about handling the fire damage on your property? We are always here to help at SERVPRO of Brandon/North Riverview! Give us a call at (813) 741-3473 or request help online at your convenience.

Why We Are the Leader in Flood Damage Remediation In Mango

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Inside of storm damaged home Storms can cause significant damage to homes. This home had its roof ripped off and the ceiling panels were shredded. We are ready to help 24/7.

Even If It Is Only a Few Inches of Water in Your Mango Home, Flood Damage Needs Fast Action

When storms bring unexpected flooding into Mango homes, an inch or less of water may seem like a DIY job. However, suppose the water is not extracted correctly and the area professionally dried. In that case, it can set up the home for secondary damages such as warping of flooring, drywall buckling, and mold.

Flood damage remediation in Mango homes should ideally begin within 48 hours of water entering. Even in small quantities, flood water is automatically a gray water situation. Contacting SERVPRO as soon as possible gives homeowners the highest chance of saving as much of the building materials and possessions as possible. After 48 hours, or if the water contains contaminants such as sewage or toxins, it is designated as a black water flood. Stronger measures for water removal and cleanup are necessary.

SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have certifications in various flood damage restoration science fields. Our technicians have the equipment to pump water from the home quickly; weighted extractors push water from the carpet padding so the subflooring underneath can be adequately dried and prevent secondary damage.

Drying a home is more than setting up fans. SERVPRO technicians know the angles for the air movers make all the difference in how quickly a home can dry in tandem with dehumidifiers. Digital moisture detectors confirm the house has reached optimum levels of dryness, so microbial populations are not an issue after the fact. We dispose of carpeting padding affected by gray water. Carpet and padding compromised by black water are removed from the home for your safety. Furniture can often be dried by raising on blocks for drying and wiping down with an EPA-approved anti-microbial cleaner to kill fungus and bacteria.

Once compromised materials have been removed and the area dried, the odor in the home usually diminishes greatly. SERVPRO technicians are certified in odor control and have numerous resources to disinfect and deodorize your home.

Handling flood damage in your home should never be a task you do on your own. Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473; our emergency services are available around the clock to handle the cleanup and make your home a safe place.

What Happens in the First 48 Hours When Water Enters Your Mango Home

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room; pic of washer and drying in standing water Time is of the essence when water enters your home. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and return your home to its preloss condition.

Why SERVPRO Manages Water Removal in Mango Fast

Water intrusion causes many problems, especially if not addressed in time. In situations involving clean water, there is no risk of contamination. However, extended exposure to moisture causes different problems, including microbial growth, staining, and foul odors. Speed is necessary to combat these problems. We have the skills and technology to remove water from your Mango property before it causes unnecessary damage.

Appropriate speed of water removal in Mango should factor in the effects water exposure has on materials in different timeframes. Mold development is the main issue, and it starts growing within the first 24-48 hours. Other problems like rot in wood take longer. Our SERVPRO technicians pursue strategies that extract the water before mold forms. By spraying EPA-registered antimicrobial products to kill spores and using high-volume extractors, we limit the chances of mold formation after water intrudes on your property. 

Water migrates to different parts of the property where removal is difficult. Having extra tools can help quicken the entire process. Our SERVPRO crew has various equipment, some helping in detection and others specialized extraction. For example, with Thermal cameras, we can establish which concealed areas have a water problem limiting the level of demolition needed. We also have different dehumidifiers, including desiccant and low-grain refrigerant ones, that help us handle different drying stages faster. 

A faster initial response leads to a quicker conclusion of the entire exercise. Our SERVPRO team responds to your call within an hour. As IICRC certified water restoration technicians, we also offer advice on what positive steps you can take as you wait for professional help to arrive. For example, we can advise you to move items such as area rugs, draperies, and anything else that might cause stains. Such evacuation helps speed up the process because our crew can focus on extraction immediately after arriving at your property instead of removing stains. 

Speed is vital for a positive outcome after water intrusion. Call SERVPRO of Brandon/North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 to assist you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Cleaning During Commercial Fire Restoration in Brandon

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Fire in Commercial Kitchen Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview today at (813) 741-3473 if you need help with professional fire damage restoration.

Brandon Fire Restorations By SERVPRO

A kitchen is the most commonplace for a structural blaze to start, but other mishaps in your gift shop could occur that start a fire. For example, a light in one of your display cases could short out and cause a spark. Or appliances like your furnace or water heater could malfunction and start ablaze. And since many businesses have sprinkler systems, your fire damage could also turn into a water restoration scenario.

When we work on commercial fire restoration in Brandon, we inspect your entire gift shop for damage. If anything got burnt, we could measure the charred materials to see if we could refinish and save them or dispose of them entirely. We can then inspect all of the products inside your store to see if the smoke coated any of your contents with soot residues. We can also go throughout your structure to detect unpleasant aromas, even in places far away from the source. Once we finish our inspection procedures, we can then develop a plan of attack for your specific project. 

SERVICES Offered to Help Your Business After a Fire Ignites:

  • Smoke Remediation
  • Pack-In and Pack-Outs
  • Structural Deodorization
  • Fire Cleanups
  • Fire Debris Removal
  • Fire and Water Damage Restorations

If several of your gift shops' products were affected by soot residues, we can pack up all of your contents and move them to a different location for cleaning. We can move out your products to clean them and your structural components separately, which can speed up the restoration process. Before moving any of the items in your shop, we keep an inventory of everything we packed up and where it went inside your store so that we can easily put them back when done.

If you ever have a light in your gift shop, short out and start a fire, call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473. 

Call the Experts of Flood Damage Remediation in Brandon

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Road Flood damage in Brandon can be arduous without help. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Flood Damage Restoration Mistakes When Cleaning Upholstery In Your Brandon Area Home

There are nine specific methods SERVPRO uses to treat upholstery in your Brandon area home after a flood. The purpose of pre-inspection and pre-testing is to determine which way to use to provide you with the best possible results without fading colors or changing the texture of your fabric.

Technicians performing flood damage restoration In your Brandon home often make six major mistakes when dealing with upholstery. Learning more about these mistakes teaches a technician to avoid making costly mistakes that often damage upholstery and drapery fabrics. 

Using a High pH (strong alkaline) Cleaning Agent: Drapery and upholstery fabrics and dyes are not as resilient as carpet. Working with a high pH solution often causes bleeding and fiber damage. Always use a neutral or slightly acidic agent if there is any doubt of color stability.

  • Using Hot Cleaning Solutions on Fabrics With Unstable Dyes: Hot solutions often cause severe bleeding. Therefore, we use more excellent solutions to retard bleeding and prevent fiber damage to materials like wool that respond poorly to temperatures exceeding 150 degrees F.
  • Overwetting The Fabric: Believe it or not, using too much moisture can cause streaks, yellowing, velvet pile crush, and fabric distortion. Avoid excessive drying times and damage associated with using the wrong tools or solution pressure over 50 PSI. 
  • Uneven Application of Cleaning Solutions: Regardless of the method, always apply cleaning solutions evenly. Use fan spray jets instead of conical jets for a more consistent application that helps avoid streaks. 
  • Incomplete or Uneven Extraction: Cleaning solutions and emulsified soils left behind often lead to streaks, yellowing, and rapid re-soiling. Use clean, dry towels or extractors to remove excess moisture and soils after shampooing and foam methods.
  • Removal of Cushion Covers: Never pull the covers off furniture cushions to clean them. Shrinkage and discoloration may cause mismatch results and lead to customer dissatisfaction. 

SERVPRO technicians are trained to avoid these mistakes and always strive to exceed any expectations you might have. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We proudly provide cleaning & flood damage solutions to every member of our local community. 

Contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview for additional information about our services or schedule an initial home inspection today. (813) 741-3473.

Fast Action Is Vital To Prevent Further Water Damage To Your Brandon Home

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Contact Us Now Sign Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 531-7991 for 24/7 service.

Act Quickly To Contain The Impact Of Water Damage To Your Brandon Home

Whether it is water pouring in through an open window during a storm or a broken water pipe in the ceiling, contain the amount of damage quickly. There are several immediate steps to take when a homeowner encounters wet conditions in their home.

Stop the source of the water:

  • Shut the window
  • Turn off the water supply
  • Make sure that conditions are safe – from electrical short circuits or slippery conditions.

SERVPRO technicians respond to all water damage events in Brandon quickly to assist homeowners in minimizing the damage and recovering their belongings before the water and dampness permanently damage them. Small water events in one room can be controlled quickly, and most items can be saved. More significant extensive situations require additional intervention to remove standing water, dampness, and complete restoration.

By acting quickly, homeowners can minimize the amount of disruption in their lives. Always ensure that it is safe to enter the room, avoiding any slippery conditions and, of course, electrical hazards. Steps to take immediately after controlling the source of water are:

  • Mop up as much excess water as possible.
  • Remove lamps and any items on tables.
  • If your furniture is wet, wipe the excess water from hard surfaces, including floors.
  • Remove all cushions and pillows from the room for drying, along with all loose items.
  • Turn on the AC. The AC system extracts moisture from the air and helps dry your home.
  • Remove any colored item from tables and carpets. The colors could leach from the article to other objects.
  • Remove artistic objects that the moisture from the room could further damage.

SERVPRO is here to help. If you feel the water damage is too much to handle and overwhelming, call us for assistance. We can review the situation and provide a plan to remove the water and dry your belongings. Books and essential papers can also be dried.

Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 for 24/7 service. We serve Margo and surrounding areas.

When Demolition is Necessary After Brandon Fire Damage

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment In Vehicle Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is equipped for fire damage restoration jobs of any size.

Fire Debris Cleanup Technicians in Brandon Talk About Demolition Procedures

If something ever burns on your property in Brandon, it is possible that many of your building materials and contents can get ruined, forcing them to be removed and replaced. Even during small blazes, fire debris cleanup may need to be conducted by a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Whenever we arrive at your house after something burns, we start by figuring out the extent of the damage. During the initial inspection, we determine what we can save and which items we believe have been ruined and not salvageable. Once we determine which building materials and contents got damaged and which ones we can restore, we can begin the fire debris cleanup. 

During any restoration process, we try to save as many items inside your home as possible. A significant part of any fire debris cleanup project in Brandon is cleaning and removing soot residues created by smoke. Many things inside a building that suffers from burns are restorable from being disposed of by cleaning or refinishing procedures. However, when flames torch objects inside the home, they often get burnt beyond repair. 

In most cases, we remove any materials like carpet or drywall that get torched. We accomplished the demolition process by removing the ruined items and disposing them in sealed plastic bags. If the fire-affected area is only a tiny portion of a large room, we can contain the burnt region during the demolition process so that soot and dust from the removal procedures do not contaminate unaffected areas of your home. 

If there is evidence that structural components such as your wooden studs or subfloor got charred, then they may have to be removed as well. However, if the charring is only on the surface of the wood and cannot be seen a quarter-inch past the surface, then the materials can be sanded down and treated. If you ever suffer from a fire igniting on your property, call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 any time of the day.