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Brandon Properties that Need Water Removal and Drying Hope Their Owners Call SERVPRO

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used to dry carpet in water damaged room Wet carpets present a challenge for water removal. Our team has the know how to restore your home.

Remediating Water Damage to Brandon Homes and Condos

Brandon homes can suffer extensive damage from something as simple as a broken sink. If it happens with the homeowner present, then turning off the water under the sink and getting a mop can take care of the problem. If the same break occurs over a long weekend or in a home belonging to a seasonal resident, water can spill across the entire house, causing extensive damage.

Water Removal

SERVPRO restoration teams first remove any standing water, using commercial grade pumps to stop water damage in Brandon. Once the level is down to just above the floor or carpet surface, they switch to smaller extraction devices to draw the remainder out of carpets and from between floorboards.

Equipment for Water Removal

After removing the water, our technicians lift and examine carpets for delamination, where the top and bottom layers separate from each other. If there is none, they raise the carpet, replace the carpet pad if overly saturated, and then use air movers to force warm air over and under the carpet to dry it and fans at the other end to draw off the moist air. In the trade, this is known as "floating" a carpet. SERVPRO specialists also use air movers and fans to push warm air across the surface of building material, like drywall, carefully forcing out moisture without causing permanent damage.

Before our restoration teams arrive, homeowners can accomplish a couple of things to help reduce damage. Make sure only to do them if it is safe in the home and you are physically capable:

  • Remove books, magazines, and other items with color from the floor. It reduces carpet stains.
  • Hang all fur and leather items. It reduces damage and starts the drying process before we set foot on your property.
  • If the leak was upstairs, avoid downstairs rooms with sagging, wet ceilings, and not turn on any lights or fans mounted to a wet ceiling.

At SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview, our goal is to restore your home to you as soon as we can safely do so. If a failing bathroom sink, dishwasher, or other plumbing issue has turned your home into a wading pool, call us today at (813) 741-3473 to schedule one of our restoration teams to dry any affected property.

Does SERVPRO Provide Mold Remediation for Commercial Structures in Brandon?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

drywall removed along bottom of wall revealing mold growth Mold can grow behind drywall. SERVPRO can locate and remove hidden mold colonies.

Need Mold Remediation in Your Commercial Building in Brandon – Call SERVPRO

Mold infestations often occur in unused rooms in commercial buildings in Brandon. There may be a source of moisture from condensation or a small leak that goes undetected. A warm dark room with water presents the perfect conditions for a mold infestation to occur, primarily if the room or area is seldom used. The first hint that a mold problem exists is a strong, musty odor emanating from the site.

SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists can advise regarding mold remediation requirements in Brandon commercial structures. Initially, we determine the odor source, eliminate the moisture source and contain the infestation to avoid contaminating other areas of your offices or operation. Mold can cause health effects for some people, and we take precautions to prevent exposing your staff and customers to mold spores.

Most non-porous materials can be cleaned and sanitized. We place these items in a staging area until the mold infestation is removed. Porous materials and badly infested materials may have to be bagged inside the containment area and carefully removed to avoid contamination of other building areas. Our technicians inspect your building and can review all these detailed steps with you.

SERVPRO provides the following mold remediation services:

  • Mold inspections, remediation, and removal
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Mold removal containment and staging

Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview for mold remediation in Brandon and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (813) 741-3473.

When A Flood Plagues Your Brandon Home, The Team to Call Is SERVPRO!

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

palm trees swaying in strong wind, heavy rain Storms are no stranger to our area. Regardless of the amount of water that enters your home, SERVPRO can remove the water and restore your home.

Cleanup Following Flood Damages In Your Brandon Home

Brandon homeowners want fast and effective cleanup following disasters that affect their homes. This is not always something that they can get. With a widespread situation like flooding throughout the service area, many homes and properties become affected simultaneously, leaving many homeowners and business owners at a loss with how to recover their property's damages without waiting a long time to accomplish it. Our franchise offers fast responses, even in the face of widespread disasters through our area, to provide effective mitigation to prevent substantial reconstruction requirements once restoration work officially begins.

Flood damage cleanup in your Brandon home might not be something that you initially think about when you assess the damages on your own for the first time. Many homeowners even mistakenly believe that they can resolve the situation independently to save them time and money, but this often results in inadequately dried areas of your home affected by the flooding that remain susceptible to degradation and mold growth. Overcoming these potential hazards requires our SERVPRO professionals and their advanced equipment.

Water Removal Services

Once our team arrives at your property following flood damage, our estimator begins to assess the full scope of the situation to determine the initial steps that must occur to preserve the home as much as possible. Often in widespread flooding situations, removing carpeting and making flood cuts through drywall can help our technicians access areas requiring concentrated drying efforts to eliminate the likelihood of heavy fungal growth.

These processes allow our equipment like air movers, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers to dry out the damage and improve indoor air quality effectively.

If you want to find an excellent option to choose when the time comes to return your house to pre-flood condition, give our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview team a call anytime you need us at (813) 741-3473.

How Professionals Remediate Water Damage in Your Brandon Home

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used on water damaged hardwood Water damaged hardwood floors are no problem for SERVPRO. We are equipped and trained for complete water damage restoration.

The Application of Drying Mats in Remediating Properties After Water Damage

In the aftermath of an extreme weather event or internal property problem, you need professional help to restore your commercial property or residence. Finding a professional service is easy, but finding one you can trust can be difficult. The proper training, certificates, and licensing are not easy to come by in the restoration industry. A lack of training could lead to poor service that creates as many problems as it fixes. We have technicians with IICRC certificates in a range of water, fire, mold, and odor control restoration techniques.

For properties suffering from water damage in Brandon and the surrounding area, local services come in useful. When there is standing water, the longer it is left unchecked, the more likely it is to cause permanent damages. As water sits on fabrics, it gradually weakens them and seeps below the surface, making them more challenging to dry. SERVPRO uses technicians based in Brandon, resulting in shorter call-out distances. We also operate a 24-hour emergency call line so that you can reach us anytime, day or night.

Equipment for Water Damage Restoration

SERVPRO uses a range of advanced equipment to help rapidly dry and clear water from the affected area. Drying mats are particularly useful in residential properties. We place these in multiple locations, and they sit on top of floorboards. They use a centralized ventilator that connects to each mat and helps to draw moisture from spaces that you cannot reach with a traditional water extractor. Employing drying mats is particularly useful in preventing secondary moisture damages like mold growth.

In dealing with moisture, it is crucial to ensure the affected area is completely dry. That includes the surrounding atmosphere of the room. SERVPRO uses moisture meters to establish the correct dryness of your home and sets it as our "dry goal." At the end of service, your technician can assess the humidity in the affected area to ensure that the job has been completed correctly with a minimum risk of secondary damages.

If your home falls foul of extreme weather conditions or other unforeseen events, contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473.

How Can Brandon Home Fire Restoration Remove Odors?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on wall of fire damaged wall Who can remove smoke and soot from your fire damaged home? SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

Brandon SERVPRO Odor Control Techs Implement Effective Fire Restoration Odor Removal

Fire restoration entails a variety of tasks that many homeowners do not have the necessary equipment to perform. Soot needs to be removed from every nook and cranny of a property to remove odors, stains, and residues that can potentially turn corrosive inside metal vents or home appliances.

SERVPRO professionals can perform fire restoration for Brandon property owners 24/7, including weekends and holidays. This team’s goal is to return fire-affected properties to a pre-disaster state free of fire damage stains and odors.

SERVPRO Odor Control Tools and Techniques

Several tools are at SERVPRO’s disposal for Brandon residential odor control.

  • Manual cleanup of soot and debris is essential to limiting fire damage odors. Different tools are available for various degrees of soiling. Dry cleaning sponges can often take care of light soot stains, while heavier saturation of residues may require alkaline cleaners or abrasion cleaning with soda ash for successful removal.
  • Commercial-grade fogging devices dispense solvent-based deodorizers in a thick, dry fog. These solutions do not simply mask odors: they remove them at the particle level.
  • Air movement with high-powered box fans can circulate as much as 3,200 cubic feet of air per minute through a property to restore indoor air quality to pre-disaster levels.

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview can be reached at (813) 741-3473 to provide property owners with Faster to Any Size Disaster emergency mitigation and restoration services.

As Soon As You Find Mold In Your Riverview Home, Contact Our Team At SERVPRO!

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

mold on wall and baseboard. Mold remediation by SERVPRO is second to none. We use the latest technology and equipment for every size of disaster.

Fast Action Can Protect Your Riverview Home From Mold

Riverview residents are all too familiar with the often humid and muggy conditions of the area, and as an added consequence, must remain mindful of developments like mold growth. Mold colonization within your home can spread quickly, affecting many materials and areas of the property over a brief period. Fighting this organism in your home requires the expertise and experience that our certified mold damage remediation specialists can provide.

Restoring mold damage in your Riverview home is vital once you have discovered colonization, but still, many homeowners drag their feet about contacting professionals. While there is a charge for mold remediation, it is far costlier to allow the growth to claim the structural integrity of construction materials and ruin contents within your home. Our SERVPRO professionals understand the time-sensitive nature of mold growth. They remain available to current and potential customers 24/7 to help mitigate mold damage and contain the destructive force while mold remediation begins.

Once the mold has begun to grow in your home, there is little time to waste to secure the services of our highly-trained professionals. Our team undergoes extensive training to obtain IICRC certifications as applied microbial remediation technicians. Additionally, all of our team continues their education and training through in-house opportunities and e-learning coursework to become experts in the field of residential and commercial restoration and remediation.

The SERVPRO professionals that arrive at your home any time of the day provide you with immediate service and response to the growing and spreading organism in your home. After we assess the damage that your property has sustained, we can begin containment protocols and remove unsalvageable material and mold removal strategies for structural elements that can be preserved.

While mold growth might not be a stranger to residents here in the area, it is still important to take care of this intrusive organism as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview rapid response team can deliver our highly trained remediation specialists and industry-leading equipment to restore your damaged property fully. Give us a call anytime at (813) 741-3473.

How Our Specialists Help You Recovery After Your Brandon Home Experiences Fire Damage

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

fire fighter in kitchen battling a fire Fire damage restoration is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for the professional help and services needed for your home.

Mitigation And Deodorization After Fire Damage In Your Brandon Home

Recovering from a widespread disaster like a fire in your Brandon home involves much more work and intricate attention than firefighters and first responders can provide. Once the flames get extinguished, you get your first look at the property's damage and begin sorting out what you determine is necessary to return your home to its original condition.

From the first look at these fire damages in your Brandon home, a homeowner might become overwhelmed by the widespread soot and smoke damages throughout the property alone. Recovering these aspects often requires specialized equipment designed to make this process efficient and ultimately provide the most thorough cleaning and deodorization possible for the house.

Once our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your address, we can get to work on mitigation techniques designed to preserve your property and its contents. Processes like pack-outs remove the at-risk furniture and contents within your house to provide a safe place for their storage, as well as specialized attention where needed until it is time to return them to your fully restored home. During their time with our Contents Department, individual items can get cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized to be ready for their return to the property.

Deodorization is something that requires even more of the industry-leading equipment that our SERVPRO technicians have at their disposal. Thermal foggers can help within a home to permanently remove or dramatically reduce overwhelming smoke and noxious odors by neutralizing them on contact with an OSHA-approved chemical compound dispersed as a dense gas. This machine is safe to use on soft materials within your home, such as clothing, carpets, drapes, upholstery, and more.

Fires can cause many types of damages to your property that spread out even beyond the initial source of the blaze. Our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview rapid response team can help with a comprehensive approach that stays with our customers from the initial emergency call through returning a fully restored property to you. Give us a call for any emergency at (813) 741-3473.

Why are Local Water Restoration Companies Your Best Bet for Results in Brandon?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Burst pipes or any other kind of water damage done to your home needs the help of SERVPRO. We have IICRC certified-trained technicians for disasters.

SERVPRO offers the most effective plan for water removal and restoration for Brandon residents!

Serious water issues within your Brandon home could arise because of unexpected factors. While some problems are immediately noticeable, others may linger for weeks and months before detected. Burst pipes, slow plumbing leaks, and issues with water-related appliances can bring about secondary damage or the onset of mold and mildew – which pose potential health effects for your family. Calling in SERVPRO ensures you have skilled technicians on the job to remove water and mitigate damage.

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview is Certified in Water Damage Restoration

When dealing with water clean up, our process usually involves:

  • Initial contact to gather information on your water damage event.
  • Crew arrival followed by an initial assessment to find and block the source of water damage.
  • Extract all standing water using powerful extractors and pumps.
  • Pack-out/move-out or protection of household contents to eliminate further damage.
  • Complete drying of your interior using industrial-grade fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers.
  • Meticulous cleaning, sanitization, and deodorization using EPA-registered products ensure your home is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Call SERVPRO of Brandon/North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 to dispatch one of the top-rated water restoration companies to your property!

Why Moisture Management Skills Are Needed During Fire Damage Restoration in Brandon

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle in front of a building Dealing with fire damage can often include dealing with excess water that was used to put out the fire. SERVPRO is available 24/7 for your emergency.

SERVPRO Handles Both Water & Fire Damage Restorations in Brandon Business Premises

After subduing a fire at your workshop, you have to address fire and smoke damage, among other things. Moisture damage is a common outcome when properties burn down. Moisture issues can arise from firefighting processes or during the cleanup of the soiled areas. If such moisture is not addressed, it can lead to unnecessary damages.

If SERVPRO handles fire damage restoration at your Brandon workshop, we incorporate moisture management from the start. We set up dehumidifiers on arrival at the property to regulate humidity levels in the air as we embark on other restoration tasks.

Apart from causing damages such as causing drywall to crumble or wood to swell, moisture also aggravates fire damage. Exposure of residues such as soot to moisture causes them to set. Moisture can also spread the residues from the initially affected areas, thus leading to widespread staining. Moisture also determines the cleaning method that the restoration team can use in the property. For instance, methods such as feather dusting and vacuuming cannot work if residues are soaked. Moisture management skills help when dealing with:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation
  • Smoke Damage

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview takes preventive approaches such as proper moisture management during fire damage restoration. Call us at (813) 741-3473.

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.