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What Objectives Should Water Removal from Riverview Properties Accomplish?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO appliances working in a house Was your home recently affected by a water damage emergency? Contact our SERVPRO team today for water removal services.

SERVPRO Sets Immediate and Long Term Goals When Delivering Water Removal Services in Riverview

Although it is obvious why water removal is necessary from a property, several short-term goals precede the main objective of restoring the property to its preloss state. Achieving these goals helps ensure better results when the restoration is finally completed. 

One essential task during water removal from Riverview properties is drying wet materials, whether they are part of the structure or contents. Drying is a gradual process, unlike extraction, since it is driven by evaporation. In some cases, such as handling wet wood, slowing down the drying process ensures the wood does not warp or crack. Our SERVPRO technicians set overall as well as daily drying goals to ensure the right outcome when handling problems like:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks 

Our SERVPRO technicians take various readings from the house, including the humidity levels in the air and the wetness level in materials, then calculate the time it is likely to take for successful drying. We also establish a ‘dry standard’ for the property. We do this by taking readings from dry materials in an unaffected section of the property, thus establishing how much moisture drying processes must remove.

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview handles any aspect of water removal. Call us at (813) 741-3473 for assistance.

Worried About The Challenges Flood Damage Restoration In Brandon Might Pose?

4/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO appliances working in a house Team SERVPRO has the tools and experience to tackle your flood damage emergency. Call our certified technicians today for services.

SERVPRO Technicians Are Fully Outfitted To Deliver Water Removal Services in Brandon

For a long time, Brandon has been known as a bedroom community for Tampa. It is also the origin of many distinguished businesses that have operations all over the country. The family-oriented chain restaurant, Beef O'Brady's, is one such establishment. It has branches all over the southeastern United States. 

Brandon is a Census Designated Place that traces its founding to John Brandon and his family, who arrived from Mississippi in early 1857. In 1858, he bought 40 acres of land in what was then the New Hope area. Later he added another 160 acres and named his land Brandon. Initially, development in the area was gradual, but it picked up pace in the mid-1900s when it was estimated that a new family moved into the town every day. 

What Attracts People to Brandon?

Growth has been tremendous in the area, changing it from a small alcove in the 1960s to the current vibrant community with over 100,000 residents. The proximity to major highways and family-oriented communities like Riverview, Valrico, and Fishhawk is one of the main attractions for people to the area, especially those looking for set up families.  

Apart from the favorable setting of the general area, there are specific attractions in the immediate vicinity that continue to draw people, including museums, parks, and entertainment joints like:

  • Dinosaur World

The open-air museum is located on Harvey Tew Road and is part of a chain in three locations, including Texas and Kentucky.  It features 150 life-size sculptures of dinosaurs set within native vegetation. The facility started operating in 1998 and was the first in the chain. Apart from the sculptures, there are fossils as well in the museum and trained paleontologists.

  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

The facility located off Interstate 4 opened in 2004. It pays tribute to Rock music in different ways. For instance, there is a collection of Rock and Roll memorabilia like musical instruments and clothes on display. Rock music videos are shown on screens, including one set in a waterfall, while song lyrics are displayed on walls. It has a gaming complex and hotel. Its 190000 square foot casino ranks 6th in the world in terms of size. 

  • Paul Sanders Park

A small park, great for kids to play and explore. It has several old oak trees, which offer shade for people looking for a place to relax.

Which Tools Does SERVPRO Use to Ease Flood Damage Restoration Challenges?

A flooded property poses different challenges that may hinder the restoration effort. Typical problems include deep pools of standing water or water containing solid residues. In many cases, the floodwater finds a way into wall or floor cavities. Such issues delay water clean up and other restoration processes.

As a seasoned flood damage restorer, SERVPRO prepares for any challenge that might arise. Part of the preparation involves having the right equipment and especially various extractors on hand to address any difficulties. We choose extractors based on the vacuum lift capacity, portability, and ability to handle wastewater. We have standard extractors that have vacuum lift and heating capabilities that facilitate cleaning during water removal. We also have self-priming pumps that remove solid-filled water and slurry conveniently. With our service, you do not have to worry about

  • Cleaning up after a sewer backup
  • Water clean up
  • Flood restoration

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview is a reliable partner when addressing flood damage. Call us at (813) 741-3473.

Are There Ways to Contain Flood Damage to Save a Business's Image?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle loaded up with equipment SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians can handle any size flood damage restoration service needed for your property.

SERVPRO Helps Brandon Businesses Recover after Flooding Incidents

For businesses in the hospitality sector or even real estate development, a flooding incident can interrupt some crucial plans such as check-ins or exhibitions, ruining opportunities you have chased for months. Taking the initiative to contain the situation can help salvage your business reputation.

Containing flood damage in your Brandon business premises requires the right resources to achieve the desired results promptly. Depending on how the flooding incident unfolds, there might be many issues to address, including:

Before starting restoration processes, SERVPRO can help take some steps to contain the effects of flooding, thus maintaining your business's reputation. For instance, when boarding up openings on the structure, our technicians consider neatness and security. For instance, we use two by two wooden planks to secure the boards before inserting them into an opening rather than nailing them directly to the surrounding walls. We minimize the chances of a slip, trip, and fall accidents by placing sufficient warning signs around the loss site. 

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview Can help you deal with flood damage more conveniently. Call us at (813) 741-3473.

Does Timely Water Mitigation Change the Outcome After Water Leaks?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle at the office Water mitigation services by SERVPRO are top notch. Our technicians are ready for any size job that's needs to be done.

SERVPRO Helps Manage the Restoration Processes in Riverview Properties

On the South East center of Hillsborough County lies Riverview, a census-designated place founded on the Alafia River's northern shores in 1885. The area has an extended history of settlement because, in the 1830s, the southern shore was the early settlers' home. The southern settlement was known as Peru, which in the indigenous language meant the 'straight part of the river.' The area was favored by both the Floridian Indians and the settlers because of the abundance of fresh game. The river was also packed with fish.  

The River of Fire Legacy

One of the defining aspects of the area was the Alafia River which was famed for glowing during nighttime. The name Alafia translates to "the river of fire," although the phenomenon had nothing to do with fire. It was caused by phosphorus lying on the river bottom that would glow at night. 

The strange river phenomenon directly helped the economic growth in the area. In the mid-1880s, the Peruvian Mining Company started extracting pebble phosphate from the river. The people working for the mining operation needed decent accommodation, and the company built the Alafia Hotel in 1898. It was situated west of where the W.T. Williams bridge is located today. 

Interesting Things to Do in Riverview

The area has developed over the years attracting visitors and new inhabitants. Like the early settlers were attracted by resource abundance, the area's population ballooned since the early 2000s as young families and retirees arrived in the area, drawn in by affordable housing, good schools, and the warm weather. The Alafia River charm still draws in people. Some of the exciting places you cans visit in the area include:

Bell Creek Nature Preserve

Taking a trip to the preserve is one of the best ways to experience the area's natural habitat. The 597-acre reserve has different habitats, including grasslands, sandhill, scrub, and Flatwoods. Visitors can enjoy its trails and fishing areas. 

Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve

One of the places to catch a view of the Alafia River is at the observation deck in this nature preserve. People also like walking its two marked hiking loop trails. The first one is 1.2km long, and the second one is around 2km. Visitors can explore tidal marshes, ravines, creeks, and scrub, among other natural habitats.

International Independent Showmen's Museum

Apart from exploring natural attractions, visitors can also experience the human side of the country's history. The International Independent Showmen's Museum provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of those who worked in carnivals. The museum exhibits artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs of the carnivals.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Ensure Satisfactory Water Mitigation in Riverview Residences?

Whenever there is a water intrusion in a property, various factors come into play, determining the outcome. How fast the water mitigation processes are carried out can have a significant impact. Speedy water extraction and drying of wet materials help stop the deterioration of materials—for instance, wood swells or warps when wet. Mold can also develop on contents or structural materials.

SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians has sufficient resources, including water extraction and drying equipment, to expedite water mitigation. Our technicians also take further management steps to ensure the intervention delivers the expected results, including:

  • Setting drying goals
  • Monitoring the wet materials to verify drying processes work
  • Checking the equipment to ensure they perform optimally

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview handles water mitigation professionally. Call us at (813) 741-3473.

What Should Be The Goal of Mold Remediation?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO has the man power and equipment for the job that needs to be done.

SERVPRO Helps Brandon Residents Avoid Recurrent Mold Attacks

The desirable outcome after discovering mold in your house is eliminating it before it develops further since such development leads to many adverse issues. Taking too long to address mold creates not only an opportunity for it to spread but also worsens the deterioration of affected materials. 

When mold remediation in Brandon residences is timely and appropriately done, it helps address several issues, including: 

  • Resolving indoor air quality issues
  • Minimizing material deterioration and structural teardown during removal
  • Minimizing the need for extensive refinishing

When handling mold, SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians pay close attention to several aspects. For instance, we consider more than just the visible signs of mold in your house to determine the best course of action. Severe infestation may lay hidden within wall or floor cavities long before the spots and patches appear on the surface.

Our technicians also take steps to contain mold residues from spreading to unaffected areas. We use various approaches, including source containment, local containment, or full-scale containment, depending on contamination level. Such intervention helps eliminate indoor air quality issues.

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview offers the appropriate mold remediation services for the desired outcomes. Call us at (813) 741-3473 

Property Fires Can Cause Permanent Damage to your Home

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

SERVPRO is a Brandon-based Fire Damage Restoration Company

A house fire can lead to the dispersal of millions of tiny ash, soot, and soil into the home. The particles can stain textiles, surfaces, and paintwork. Introducing water or foot traffic to the area can sometimes cause permanent damage to contents with particle soiling. 

It is essential to reduce foot-traffic and water absorption during fire damage restoration in your Brandon home. Water-based cleaning agents, like detergent, can also cause particles to set into carpets or textiles' fibers. SERVPRO can help to restore your home to a preloss condition after the fire. 

  • We pre-test materials before introducing cleaning agents or water.
  • Thoroughly drying the property can help to reduce odor problems.
  • Using dry vacuuming and emulsifying agents, we can reduce soiling without using water.

We also focus on indoor air quality. We have advanced equipment like HEPA-filtered air scrubbers to capture airborne particles and hydroxyl generators to neutralize pungent odors from the smoke. We are committed to restoring properties to preloss condition whenever possible.

Attention to detail is essential to restoring a fire-damaged home. Contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview for fire damage restoration at (813) 741-3473.

Are Carpets Ruined After Flooding?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technician and vehicle SERVPRO understands how serious flood water can be to your property. Our experts can have your home back to its original state.

We Can Often Recover the Carpets of your Riverview Home Following Flooding

Floods can bring contaminants, dirt, and soil into your home. Even after removing the standing water and drying a property, these stains can remain on surfaces, particularly those porous materials like carpets.

Performing flood damage restoration in your Riverview home relies on expertise and effort. SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize different carpet damage types from absorption to agglomeration and water exposure. Using tried and tested methods, we can often return carpets and textiles to a preloss condition. At the end of service, one of our crew chiefs can guide you through the property to explain the outcomes of restoration and effective restoration of materials.

  • Burn tests and chemical tests are performed as standard to avoid further damage.
  • Our hot water extraction techniques are effective at removing soils from carpets, textiles, and other porous materials.
  • Roto machine buffering can restore the luster of wet carpets in the property.

Restoring rather than replacing materials is more cost-effective. Contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview for flood damage restoration at (813) 741-3473.

Controlling Water Intrusion at your Residence

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of building Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to avoid further damages of your business property. Call us at (813) 741-3473.

SERVPRO Assists Brandon Businesses with Water Intrusion Incidents and Repairs

The Brandon region is yet to be officially incorporated as a city or township in the United States. Hillsborough County, Florida, borders the three metropolitan areas of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. One of Brandon's reasons has not been incorporated officially as a township or city is due to its peculiar history. The region remained mostly dormant, with few families settling into the region. However, in the late fifties, the Brandon Chamber of Commerce's concentrated effort enriched the local area. It encouraged the building of a shopping district and expansion of the downtown area. Simultaneously, rent and population increases in nearby cities like Tampa saw people flocking to the quieter bedroom communities found in Brandon. From 1959 until 2020, the population of Brandon has increased from just 8,000 people to 103,483.

Many of Brandon's hotels have profited from its geographical proximity to the likes of Tampa Bay and Clearwater; however, population increases have seen it become an area worth visiting within its own right. The expanded main street features theatres, auditoriums, and several excellent restaurants. Much of the local cuisine is caught from the nearby Tampa Bay and specializes in seafood. For those looking for a quieter experience of Florida's culture, Brandon makes for a solid destination. It can also be a fantastic stopover point for touring the regions growing vineyards and wineries. Regular mini-bus tours take place with sampling and meals included around the area. 

Wine, Food, and Shopping

The Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium offers guided cooking classes for fine dining under professional chefs and instructors' tutelage. 

The Westfield Center in Brandon has over 150 retail stores, outlets, and dining experiences for those looking for a quieter shopping experience than in Tampa.

Stein and Vine is a popular local eatery for guests and residents. The owners serve you fresh seafood and local wines in a cozy, informal atmosphere all year round.

Expert Water Restoration Technicians are Available for Brandon Businesses

Water can discolor fabrics, crack paintwork, or cause materials in the building's assembly to break apart and warp. Counteracting the damaging effects of water intrusion, requires early intervention. SERVPRO can provide qualified restoration technicians to mitigate losses on your property.

To perform water damage restoration in your Brandon business, SERVPRO technicians first undergo licensing, training, and qualification. Our water restoration technicians have qualifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC.) Under experienced crew chiefs' supervision, our technicians can quickly remove non-salvageable materials and conduct expert restoration of the home and contents. 

  • Using desiccant dehumidifiers with silica gels, we can reduce the moisture of wood and prevent further warping or cupping.
  • By setting up centrifugal air movers, we can ventilate tight indoor spaces to ensure they dry adequately. 
  • Our tiered contents cleaning services allow for the restoration of possessions with moderate to severe exposure.

A water intrusion event could permanently damage your business. Contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview for water damage restoration at (813) 741-3473.

Brandon Residents are Taking Ybor City Food and Drink Walking Tours this February

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

close-up of mold on baseboard Florida has the ideal environment for mold to grow. Inspect your property often for signs of mold damage.

Ybor City is One of the Foody Highlights Near Brandon

Ybor City is a historic downtown neighborhood of Tampa that offers some of the region's finest culinary delights. Brandon residents can take a short trip into Tampa to experience some of the local cuisine and food while learning the heritage of this miniature city founded in 1855. The tasting sessions are conducted by Ybor City Food Tours, which runs eight different tastings covering desserts, sandwiches, craft brews, and wines. The original tours, which are running from the 1st of February, cover both the culinary and historical aspects of Ybor City. The area itself is closely condensed, making the walking tours suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Restaurant cuisines typically include Cuban, Columbian, Spanish, and American traditional from a range of the fine dining and lunch houses in the tour.

  • Ybor City is on the Register of Historic Places due to its cultural significance
  • Tours stop off at between 5 and 7 locations for foods and drinks
  • A professional sommelier conducts wine tasting events during your tour

The presence of mold in your home could be from a moisture issue. Contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 for expert assessment and remediation.

Exceptional Cookery Classes for Brandon Residents this January

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

Close-up of hands cutting up vegetables Commercial fire damage is no piece of cake. Let SERVPRO restore your business while you enjoy a cooking class.

The Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium Runs Cookery Classes for Tapas, Steak Dinners, and World Cuisine.

Explore the techniques used by professional chefs in creating dishes and perfecting a restaurant ready meal at the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium from January 24th. Cookery classes are suitable for both groups or couples and individual learners who want to brush up on their culinary skills. The emporium owner is a Cordon Bleu chef, while instructors work professionally in some restaurants around Brandon and Tampa Bay. A typical evening might include creating a range of Venetian tapas dishes or an English Tea. It is suggested to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as class sizes are typically small. Classes run every month for both cookery skills and prepping. Prepping classes typically include pasta-making or cheese making.

  • All cookery class attendees receive a meal and wine-tasting during the session
  • Classes can be booked for a single day or as a course spanning three days 
  • A rotating roster of professional guest chefs provide new world cuisines to keep instruction fresh and interesting

A fire in your business could cause expensive damages or force a temporary closure. Contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 for commercial restoration assistance.