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Use SERVPRO’s Experience to Tackle Commercial Water Damage in Brandon

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

outside of luxury apartment unit with balconies As a property manager, many families depend on your quick thinking and resourcefulness. Contact SERVPRO when facing water damage.

Large Loss Team for Water Loss to Brandon Apartment Complexes

As the property manager of a multi-story Brandon apartment complex, you must act quickly when any disasters occur that could threaten a single unit – let alone those that can damage multiple simultaneously. As a premier restoration team that has been servicing the area for years, we have adapted to the needs of local businesses, including the formation and growth of our Large Loss Recovery Team (LLRT.) 

We can understand the needs of your aging structure, and can carefully assess the water damage to Brandon apartment units within the migration path. Higher volumes of water within the building require a prompt response, and our SERVPRO team is ready to show you that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Between our accredited Water Restoration (WRT) specialists and those trained in Applied Structural Drying (ASD), we can offer confident and efficient drying of each damaged unit in your complex, as well as common areas like the hallways and lobby.

We have numerous concerns as a recovery team addressing water damages to your apartment complex, and these begin with the drying of structural cavities in shared spaces between units starting where the loss incident began. While heavily saturated materials might require removal, we can minimize our impact on stable and lightly damaged construction materials with the use of positive pressure systems like our InjectiDry unit. The machine features multiple hoses that can fit into drilled holes behind the baseboard in a room and force heated air into the structural cavity to expedite drying.

The migration of water loss effects is another concern for our SERVPRO team on-site. We have to move quickly to contain the spread of damage and reduce the possibility of more units becoming part of the restoration process. With our fast response, even in the middle of the night, we can use our extraction tools and drying equipment to stop the spread.

As the owner or manager of a multi-unit apartment complex, residents look to you to manage and restore severe loss situations that occur in the building. You can count on our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview LLRT to help. Give us a call anytime at (813) 741-3473.

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How to Eradicate Odors After A Fire Damage In Your Brandon Home

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

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Let us help you with your Brandon home fire damage, we know what it takes.

Residential fires can be devastating. Not only can the flames cause physical damage, but the smoke also poses a risk of loss. Smoke is a byproduct of combustion that can leave your home with unpleasant odors. Smoke travels further than flames, spreading to different rooms and getting into HVAC systems and ductwork. 

Restoring your Brandon home after fire damage is essential to prevent additional damage. Removing smoke odors is not as easy as lighting scented candles or using cans of air freshener. Such remedies only mask the odor for a short time. The smell can cling to floors, furniture, walls, and clothing, among other items. Eliminating the smoke smell takes effort and time. You can take some steps to help remove the odor, such as: 

  • Leaving several bowls of baking soda around your home for a few days to absorb the odor. Baking soda is a natural and inexpensive odor absorber. 
  • Placing activated charcoal in bowls around your home for a few days to help absorb the scents.
  • Adding one cup of vinegar along with usual detergents in the washing machine to        
  • eliminate the smoke odor out of clothing. 

Enlisting the services of professionals is also vital when dealing with stubborn smoke odors. Our SERVPRO crew can use various strategies to deal with such odors. The exact deodorization process varies depending on the extent of the smell and the materials affected. We can use equipment and products designed to neutralize smoke smells, such as:

Thermal foggers

These devices vaporize solvent-based or petroleum-based deodorizers to generate a “smoke” or fog comprising tiny particles. The particles produced create a mist similar to smoke, enabling the deodorizer to interact more effectively with odor-causing residues.

Deodorant granules or pellets 

These are odor absorbers. Their main active ingredient is fuller’s earth. It acts as a sponge to absorb and hold odors. We can place the pellets in a shallow pan to deodorize a room or closet. 

Injection devices 

Our SERVPRO technicians can use a pump and injection needle to inject a small amount of deodorants into confined spots on upholstery and carpets. We can use this strategy when it is difficult to lift the carpets to access the padding or backing material. 

It is necessary to encapsulate smoke smells sometimes. We can use odor-blocking paints to seal walls and ceilings. 

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview has highly trained technicians who can eliminate smoke odor to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (813) 741-3473 for fire odor removal services in Riverview, Mango, and neighboring areas.

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Our Skilled Experts Are Here To Help After A Water Damage Incident In Brandon

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Evaluate the Subfloor After A Water Damage Disaster In Brandon

Imagine coming home to water all over your kitchen floor! It has seeped from behind the fridge, spread across the kitchen and into the family room. Some of the water has begun to find its way into the carpet, the underpad, and the subfloor. The owners were only gone for a week and never turned off the main water valve. The plastic pipe connecting the water line to the fridge for cold water and ice was over ten years old. This pipe had developed a pinhole-sized leak, which over a week caused a great deal of water to spread across the floors of the home.

SERVPRO responds to water damage events in Brandon of all kinds. A water leak from older plastic pipes is becoming quite common. These flexible quarter-inch pipes are aging and can spring a leak at any time. Many unsuspecting homeowners come home from work to find a puddle around their fridge. A great deal of water can leak all over your home over a week or more while the homeowner is on vacation.

Evaluate the Subfloor

One of the first steps a SERVPRO crew chief does is evaluate the condition of the floor and the extent of the water damage. He or she makes sure that it is safe. How far has the water spread? Has the carpet delaminated? Has the water penetrated and been absorbed by the subfloor?

Evaluate the subfloor when the carpet and underpad are soaked in water. Can the subfloor be dried sufficiently, or does it need to be replaced? The subfloor is made up of wood particles glued together and pressed into a four foot by eight-foot sheets in various thicknesses. This type of subfloor expands and loses strength when exposed to water over time. Mold may also develop.

Remove Water and Moisture

Water and moisture are removed using water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. It helps to also turn on the homes AC. If the carpet has not delaminated, pull it away from the floor, and air movers blow air over the subfloor to draw moisture from the floor. Replace several sections if the floor has absorbed water and began to expand.

Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Mango and the surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Call Us If Your Brandon Residence Has Flood Damage

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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What to Do When Your Brandon Residence Has Flood Damage

Many factors can cause flooding in Brandon and the surrounding communities. Tropical storms and hurricanes can unload sustained and heavy rainfall that overwhelms drainage systems, leading to flooding in homes. Massive and sudden rain may also cause flash flooding, which can move debris, rocks, and even vehicles.

Flooding can severely damage homes and other personal property. When there is flood damage in your Brandon residence, you should do a few things to deal with it. They include:

Begin the recovery process soon enough
If you do not extract floodwater quickly enough, the drying process can be more complex and time-consuming. Mold growth becomes a real risk, and it can ruin the building materials in your home and cause serious health risks. Therefore, you need to start the recovery process as soon as possible.

Boil tap water
Flooding may contaminate the water supply with food waste, chemicals, and microbes. It is not always possible to tell if tap water is pure or impure by its color or odor. Therefore, boil water for drinking or cooking until the health department confirms its safety.

Look out for hidden hazards
When water submerges the floor of a house, hidden risks could wait beneath the surface. They include sanitation issues from broken pipes, potential electrical shock, unstable flooring, unseen debris like broken metal or glass objects, and ruptured gas lines. Professionals can inspect the property on your behalf to ensure its safety.

Contact the professionals
You may not clean up and dry your property properly own your own. Without advanced moisture detection tools, some moisture can remain in your home and continue causing damage even after you have removed the floodwater. Therefore, the best solution to restore your home is to seek the help of SERVPRO franchise professionals.

Post-flood decontamination and recovery are big tasks, but with our help, you can tackle them quickly. We have state-of-the-art water extraction tools like electric submersible pumps, which eliminate suction lift limitations. Our technicians can also use inspection devices like luminometers to test water and surfaces for organic contamination. We can use these meters to identify contaminants in your home. Our SERVPRO crew can also dry your property using structural cavity drying equipment.

After a flooding incident in your home, call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 for help. We can deal with the flooding disaster to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Extracting Water Without Power in Hurricane-Damaged Brandon Homes

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Even Without Power SERVPRO has the Tools to Remove Water Damage

After devastating hurricanes like Michael, and even the effects that Dorian had to Brandon homes, there were many properties without power for extended periods. As a premier storm response team in the state, our SERVPRO professionals prepare for this inevitable loss by providing active job sites with temporary portable power solutions.

Water damage to Brandon homes after a hurricane or other severe weather event can sometimes feel insurmountable and overwhelming for the customer. We strive to help clients understand the restoration process and what steps get taken to return a damaged home to its original condition. When flooding has occurred, we must determine contamination levels and identify which areas can get preserved. If contamination has not become deemed a category 3 – black water – loss, they may be salvable. No matter how contents and structural elements have become affected in your residence, extraction and recovery are necessary for flood emergencies.

We understand that severe weather events have high winds and destructive force to knock over utility poles or damage substations. Many of these powerful storm systems can disable electric services to homes and businesses for several days – sometimes even longer. We prepare for this possibility by keeping a range of portable power solutions in our inventory, including fuel-driven generators. Depending on the size of the affected area, we might require the higher output trailered generator option in our Green Fleet.

These portable power solutions have enough strength and output to run our highest-efficiency extraction machines for interior recovery. In addition to utilizing the electric pumps we have, secondary options are also useful when no power is available in the house, such as our gas-powered trash pumps and our engine-driven extractor trucks. Both of these run off of fuel sources to function, making them powerful extraction tools while the neighborhood waits for the return of electricity.

The loss of electricity might slow other teams down, but our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview crew of qualified professionals is ready for whatever disaster strikes the area. Let us show you that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we have the tools to help nearly any scenario. Give us a call anytime at (813) 741-3473.

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If Fire Damage Strikes Your Home Call the Professionals at SERVPRO In Brandon Today

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Burned pots on the stove If fire damage strikes your home you need to call someone to help. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

The Right Deodorization Equipment After Brandon House Fires

We have dozens of options for nearly every aspect of fire recovery between the products available and the equipment used to restore Brandon homes. Even damages that are seemingly straightforward like lingering smoke odors can come with an intricate decision in what tool is ideal for the current conditions. Depending on the affected areas, level of severity, and how widespread the odors become, we have multiple machines that can help to overcome these effects in your home.

As much as odors might be lesser fire damage concerns in Brandon properties, this condition still must get overcome to return a house to preloss condition. The determination of which tools might be necessary for this process can become part of the initial assessment and estimation of our SERVPRO team when we first arrive at your damaged residence. Our crew chief and production management can oversee the deployment of these tools as the situation demands, to ensure that every house gets the precise machines and products needed to eliminate this noxious threat.

Thermal / UV Foggers 

These fogging units are among the most common deodorization tools used by our SERVPRO team. These are ideal for soft materials and open areas of a house, making them a highly portable and effective option for restoration professionals. Through the use of thermal foggers, deodorization products get vaporized immediately and dispersed into the environment to neutralize odor molecules.

Hydroxyl Generators 

The active agent in these machines gets generated naturally by the atmosphere when UV rays, water vapor, and oxygen interact. By using this same UV spectrum, we can replicate the same cleaning and deodorization power on broad areas of your home, while simultaneously reducing present threats in the air quality of the residence.

Ozone Machines 

Ozone machines are another highly efficient tool in the arsenal of our recovery professionals, though these tools are unsafe to use around pets and humans. By creating ozone, the new molecules can bond with odor compounds and neutralize them, though this reaction makes the air impossible to breathe.  

These three options are among the most popular choices for deodorization that our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview fire recovery specialists use. No matter when disaster strikes, you can count on our fast response to limit the spread of fire loss effects and our practical tools to eliminate odors. Give us a call today (813) 741-3473.

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 We Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Your Brandon Home

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

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Our Experts In Brandon Are Ready For Any Disaster

It can be a challenging ordeal to contend with disasters of any kind, especially those that can substantially compromise the structural integrity and stability of your Brandon home. No matter what threats your property faces, including water, fire, storm, and mold loss incidents, we have a crew of dedicated professionals that can help whenever you need us. With a 24/7 response window to any emergency that threatens your household, you can stay assured that whenever disaster strikes, that competent professionals are in route to help. We have real-time solutions that can mold to the specific effects to overcome and the severity of the damage in your property.

Storm
We strive to be good neighbors, and that means availability for homeowners and business owners throughout Brandon in their time of need. When storm systems threaten the area, we must mobilize quickly to reduce the impact that these events have on the properties in their path. From preparing your property for reconstruction and temporary repairs to extraction and drying efforts, we have a solution that your house needs.

While many of the dominant systems that can threaten Brandon are not avoidable, how you respond to these circumstances can be the difference between costly and lengthy restoration. Our SERVPRO team has seen the devastation of flooding and how much these scenarios can compound without preventative measures. Saturation and overexposure of elements can become a dangerous situation, but we have multiple extraction and drying tools to rapidly improve these conditions and protect installed structural elements and construction materials.

As a storm relief team, our professionals have also helped when substantial storm systems destroyed structures and damaged homes throughout Brandon and Riverview. Hurricanes Michael and Florence both left a considerable volume of devastation in their wake, and the response teams dispatched from our facility to help needed to overcome structural concerns, flooding, and other hazardous conditions to return these properties to preloss condition.

Water
Having the right tools for the job has always been a beneficial practice of our Brandon water restoration technicians. We have invested in having the best available equipment in the industry, and continue to expand and upgrade these tools and devices as something more effective and efficient comes to market. With our parental brand being such a staple of the restoration industry, we have access to premier tools and equipment to improve the speed and quality of every water recovery project.

Because of how quickly water losses can spread throughout Brandon homes, moisture detection tools are a vital component to the mitigation and restoration work that our team does. We have multiple options that can help to identify moisture pockets and damp areas beyond the immediate line of sight, including infrared and thermal imagery and hygrometers. Establishing a moisture baseline is critical to measuring successes in drying efforts within the upcoming restorative steps.

As this is one of the everyday restoration needs that area residents have, we stay most prepared to handle these situations. With hundreds of available air movers and dehumidifiers, we can keep production trailers stocked and ready to roll out to Brandon homes and businesses at a moment’s notice. This readiness for any emergency that could come ensures that no customer has to wait for any individual mitigation or restoration process.

Mold
Content management is an underrated component to successful mold remediation for our professionals. Our ability to help protect your belongings and keepsakes from the destructive spread of mold helps to set our crew apart from our competitors in the area. While many companies can offer help to Brandon homes with a handful of IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, we encourage our team members to expand their knowledge and experience by pursuing multiple certifications to help in the recovery of homes challenged by the presence of mold colonies. Many of our team members also have accreditations as:

WRT – Water Restoration Technicians
OCT – Odor Control Technicians
ASD – Applied Structural Drying
CDS – Commercial Drying Specialists
CCT – Carpet Cleaning Technicians
 
Our ability to give a comprehensive approach to mold recovery helps to reduce out of pocket expenses for our customers and helps these projects to complete more quickly. Brandon mold damage does not require multiple contractors and subcontractors addressing individual aspects of the restoration, and we can focus on providing your property whatever it needs as it needs it.

We know how quickly mold damage can get out of control, and that is what drives our professionals to provide immediate and effective removal strategies, including soda blasting. This practice protects the hosting material while eliminating the present organism. We can also help with addressing secondary concerns after mold damage in Brandon homes, including deodorization with thermal foggers, hydroxyl generators, and ozone machines as necessary.

Fire
We have decades of total experience to offer Brandon homeowners contending with fire loss effects. These situations are often multi-faceted, requiring several individual tasks to make up the entirety of mitigation and restoration. Our SERVPRO professionals have the experience and extensive training to handle these combined approaches, as many of our technicians dispatched to fire-damaged addresses carry multiple endorsements from the IICRC.

Considering that extinguished fires can require everything from water restoration to deodorization, having a competent team to aid your Brandon home is vital. We know how to employ several tactics simultaneously to maximize the effectiveness of our entire crew on-site and help mitigation efforts to complete quickly so that the subsequent steps like reconstruction and cleaning can follow.

One of the aspects that sets our professionals apart is our ability to provide full reconstruction and repairs after fire damage in Brandon homes and businesses. We have a crew of experienced general contractors that can help with both temporary construction solutions to prevent elemental damage and seamlessly transition into full build back upon the completion of mitigation efforts within the property.

We know how important it is to be there for our customers whenever they need us, and that is why you can expect a fast and confident response to any emergency 24/7. Our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview team has the experience and industry-leading equipment to make any loss incident you face “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (813) 741-3473.

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The Brandon Area is Now Safer With SERVPRO’s Flood Damage Precautions

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage on interior white door If your house suffers flood damage, mold damage can occur from that. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

A Hurricane From the Gulf of Mexico Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Brandon Home

Hurricanes are severe storms that form out at sea and can cause serious flood damage to cities, towns, and the residences inside both. Living in Florida makes hurricanes somewhat expected among the locals. Every year there is a significant portion of the year where hurricanes are expected to run amuck onshore. Hurricane season begins in June, but the most dangerous time of the season is now; mid-August to late-October. It is not always possible to be prepared when a storm hits. Hurricanes can take sudden turns when gaining speed and hit other cities unexpectedly. What is essential is to be reactionary. 

Calling for help as soon as the flood damage hits your Brandon home is utterly imperative for the longevity of your house. The longer that water sits inside of the building, especially around the structure, the more time it has to soak into the organic material and rust metal. Furthermore, as mold spores are exposed to moisture, they are allowed to activate and grow into a colony. To avoid excessive damages, call for help immediately, and lower the cost of the remediation itself. 

At SERVPRO, we specialize in remediating water damage of any kind. Whenever flood damage hits your home, disastrous or diminutive, call for our help, and we can arrive within hours. Our technicians are excellently trained and have been certified by the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC.) Furthermore, many of our technicians are Florida natives and understand what you are going through. We can provide you with excellent service using advanced technology, as well as compassion for your situation, making SERVPRO feel like a friend you can rely upon. 

Despite the nature of the hurricane that hit your city, your home stood up well against the storm. Only the living room/dining room of your split-level home suffered flood damage. Our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can get to work immediately after doing an investigation and start with removing the still water from inside, using wet/dry vacuums and rover-mounted extractors. 

Once the water has been removed, we can make flood-cuts to the walls and then set up drying equipment, to help draw out excess moisture from the structure. Finally, once your house is adequately dry, SERVPRO can administer an antifungal agent to ensure that mold growth does not occur. 

If your home suffers flood damage from a hurricane, never wait to get help. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview by dialing (813) 741-3473. We're here for you, no matter the size of the damage. 

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A Fire Can Destroy Your Brandon Home

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview team a call at (813) 741-3473 so we can show you that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Can You Restore Fire Damage To Your Brandon Home Alone?

DIY Brandon home restoration and recovery is a growing trend empowering many homeowners and property owners to pursue learning unique techniques and intricate repairs. In certain situations, it can be more cost-effective and frugal to perform this cleanup without the aid of professional restorers, but this is not a universal truth. In other situations, even with modest training and mid-level equipment, it can be too challenging to remove the set-in effects of fire losses in your house by yourself.

As much as many scenarios could encourage DIY cleaning, fire damage recovery for Brandon homes is rarely one of them. Fire losses present multiple layers of symptoms and effects that can continually worsen without the appropriate intervention. Each of these effects must often get addressed simultaneously, requiring multiple Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) in our SERVPRO Green Fleet arriving quickly with accreditations from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Many of these same professionals have additional certifications, such as Odor Control (OCT), Carpet Cleaning (CCT), and more.

Symptoms like soot damage can be especially problematic to address, even more so without the specific equipment, products, and practices used to combat this residue. This layer of possible toxic film is prone to staining and smearing under conventional cleaning approaches, so our SERVPRO team works quickly to address these widespread circumstances.

Another consideration for restoring damages and effects on your own is the safety of those exposed to the environment of your property following a fire. Reducing the presence of damaging particulates, carcinogens, and debris in the air reduces how it directly impacts your family. We have sophisticated tools to filter out these particles from the affected environment, including hydroxyl generators, negative air machines, air scrubbers, and ozone machines.

We have seen firsthand how quickly fire loss incidents can get out of control, and that is why our fire restoration specialists stay available to handle these emergencies 24/7. Give our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview team a call at (813) 741-3473 so we can show you that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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How to Handle a Commercial Water Loss Incident in Brandon

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview is Equipped and ready to handle all of your water damage restoration needs.

Responding Immediately to Water Damage in Your Brandon Shop 

One of the advantages of choosing professional restoration services to address water loss incidents that occur in your Brandon shop is how quickly help arrives. With stocked trailers loaded with the best possible equipment for extraction and drying, we can mobilize efficiently to get boots on the ground for your business amid a crisis. We strive to provide every customer with this fast and practical approach.  We also strive to provide restoration so that small businesses like your shop do not have to close their doors because of minuscule incidents. 

Ideally addressing Brandon water damage happens shortly after the discovery of the detrimental effects on your building. It does not take long for these situations to become challenging to manage, even for our experienced team of restoration specialists. We have endorsements through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and many have secondary training in niches like Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) This training and hands-on experience suggest that we can send competent and knowledgeable technicians to your emergency any time that you need it. 

An immediate response does not just relate to our readiness for emergencies, but your role in helping our SERVPRO team arrive quickly and find success with both drying and extraction efforts. Your shop showcases the continued investments that you have made in your inventory and your customers.  A water loss incident could severely compromise both your stock and the safety and wellbeing of your patrons. 

The trust that you can place in our professionals is a union between our continual training and education, as well as our commitment to the best available equipment in the industry. Our experienced content management team can work to reduce the loss to your inventory with practical removal plans and containment strategies. 

Having a small business can come with multiple hurdles and obstacles to overcome. When disasters like water losses strike, you can always trust in the fast and experienced response of our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview team. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call today at (813) 741-3473. 

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