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We Can Save Your Flood Damaged Home In Brandon

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Save Your Flood Damaged Home In Brandon You can reach our experts at (813) 741-3473 any time.

Cleaning After Flood Damage In Your Brandon Home

Flooding events are not just highly destructive but also pose high risks when they affect your home. Restoring your Brandon home to its preloss state is possible, but it requires sufficient skills and resources to deal with the destruction and risks. We offer professional flood damage mitigation that lightens the burden for you.

Flooding incidents ruin properties in many ways, including soiling and structural destruction. When the flood damage in your Brandon home involves groundwater, only the primary issue is soiling and contamination. While it is painless to extract the water that collects in ground floor rooms and basements, in many cases, sludge is left requiring additional steps. Our SERVPRO teams use advanced equipment such as pressure washers or simple tools like shovels to deal with the slurry.

Contamination is a severe threat when property floods. It is not possible to save porous materials affected by the water even when physical damage is minimal because of the contamination - contents such as carpets and upholstery fall in this category. It is also necessary to remove building materials such as insulation and drywall. Our SERVPRO technicians make flood cuts six inches above the waterline for easier removal of building materials and water trapped in the wall cavities. We also remove carpets and other porous contents for proper disposal.

Flooding and the cleanup processes that follow leave many sections of the property wet. The relative humidity is also high within the house after the incident, which can lead to other problems like mold. Various drying steps can help restore the property to its preloss state. Our SERVPRO technicians manipulate elements such as heat and air movements to expedite the drying process. We can also create drying chambers by dividing expansive areas with plastic sheets to quicken drying. We rely on various advanced equipment such as:

    •    Air Scrubbers

    •    Dehumidifiers

    •    Air Movers

    •    Floor Drying Systems

For peace of mind when dealing with the dirty task of restoring the flood-damaged property, call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview. You can reach our experts at (813) 741-3473 any time.

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Call the Experts of Flood Damage Remediation in Brandon

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call the Experts of Flood Damage Remediation in Brandon 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 SERVPVRO uses to treat upholstery in your Brandon area home after a flood. The purpose of pre-inspection and pre-testing is to determine which method 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 how to avoid making costly mistakes that often damage upholstery and drapery fabrics. 

  1. 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.
  1. Using Hot Cleaning Solutions on Fabrics With Unstable Dyes: Hot solutions often cause severe bleeding. Therefore, we use cooler solutions to retard bleeding and prevent fiber damage to materials like wool that respond poorly to temperatures exceeding 150 degrees F.
  1. 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. 
  1. Uneven Application of Cleaning Solutions: Regardless of the method, always apply cleaning solution evenly. Use fan spray jets instead of conical jets for a more consistent application that helps avoid streaks. 
  1. 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 both shampooing and foam methods.
  1. Removal of Cushion Covers: Never pull the covers off of 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, and 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 to schedule an initial home inspection, today. (813) 741-3473

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After A Flash Flood Has Damaged Your Brandon School, You Need To Contact Our Experts!

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial After A Flash Flood Has Damaged Your Brandon School, You Need To Contact Our Experts! Give our experts a call anytime at (813) 741-3473.

Flash Flood Damage In Brandon Schools

Flash flooding scenarios can be destructive forces for Brandon properties, and with institutions that thousands depend on like the schools in our districts, flood effects can be even more devastating. Though much of the exteriors of the schools in our region have gotten constructed with bricks, blocks, and mortar, this does not make them impervious to potential widespread damages and effects that flooding scenarios can present to the property.

Even when schools aren't in session for the year, when the risks of flash flood damage to Brandon facilities are at the highest, it is still imperative to get restoration and mitigation work started quickly. It does not take long for flooding situations to get out of control, and the effects can spread throughout the entire institution, requiring lengthy and costly recovery solutions. These can often get avoided, in part, by securing the expertise and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO professionals.

Extraction must be the priority of recovering flash flooding in the school, as the removal of this excess water can help our professionals to note the extent of the damage that remains. Considering that natural flooding like this could expose the facility to contamination and bacteria, we must work to disinfect and clean exposed areas that cannot get removed and reinstalled like blockwork, concrete flooring, and other fixed materials. Other involved elements like drywall can get partially removed to eliminate the potential for persistent contamination and health risks.

Our SERVPRO team has a broad array of cleaning and disinfection agents available to our cleaning technicians that can reduce the presence of bacteria and other contaminants brought in with natural flooding. With a fast response to begin cleaning the damaged areas of the school, we can reduce the spread of effects throughout the building to limit the time restoration takes and what this process costs the district.

We know how important it's to get your facility back to top form after an emergency, even during the summer months with limited use. You can count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview flood recovery team. Give our experts a call anytime at (813) 741-3473.

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When Your Kitchen Sink Leaks In Your Brandon Home You Need To Call SERVPRO!

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Your Kitchen Sink Leaks In Your Brandon Home You Need To Call SERVPRO! Having a leaky kitchen sink that caused water damage inside your home can be a stressful situation.

Contact Local Brandon Water Damage Remediation Services When Your Kitchen Sink Leaks

Having a leaky kitchen sink that caused water damage inside your home can be a stressful situation. However, it is a situation that can be remedied with the right help. Whenever you find water damage in your home, always look for local and professional help as swiftly as you can. Finding help fast can help ensure that the results of the remediation are the best possible outcome.

The water damage in your Brandon home happened after a new water supply line was installed incorrectly during the previous day. As you slept, water leaked from the line, soaked the cupboard under the basin of your sink and then spread out onto the hardwood floor. Fortunately, there is help close by that can assist during such an unfortunate situation.

SERVPRO always strives to uphold our reputation of being swift to action. Whenever we get your call, we begin to put together a team of our highly trained technicians to send to your home, along with a van-full of advanced technology designed to combat water damage. No matter the time, night or day, our doors are open, and our technicians are ready to assist you.

When we arrive at your home, SERVPRO can begin by removing the standing water from your kitchen with wet/dry vacuums. Afterward, we can use infrared technology to search for all places of concern around your cupboards and then map out our drying plan with the information. Removing the toe kicks is a great way to get hot and dry air under your cupboards so that they can be dried from both sides.

SERVPRO uses advanced technological devices, such as dehumidifiers, heaters, air movers, and drying mats to address the water damage in your kitchen. Hot and dry air can be directed into your cupboard and help dry the surface of the wood, decreasing the time it takes for evaporation to occur. The drying mats can be used on your hardwood floor, using powerful suction to draw moisture out of the base of the wood. Once finished, SERVPRO can confidently leave your home feeling “Like it never even happened.”

When water damage strikes, get help swiftly. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview by phoning (813) 741-3473. No matter the time, we're always here for you.

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Let the Professionals Handle Storm Damage in Your Riverview Home

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Let the Professionals Handle Storm Damage in Your Riverview Home Stop stressing about flood damage in your Riverview home. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Flood Damage Technicians In Riverview Describe Applied Structural Drying

The time of year where thunderstorms strike often is starting to hit the Riverview area. When severe weather makes its way into your neighborhood, the chances of your home being a victim of flood damage increases. During a storm, water can build up on the ground outside and then find its way into your house. Thunderstorms can also bring about heavy hitting winds that can puncture the exterior of your building. Anytime moisture finds its way into your structure, it is wise to call in a professional flood damage restoration company such as SERVPRO.

When water gets into the interior of your home many different types of problems can occur. Our water restoration technicians or WRTs in Riverview know that flood damage can come in various forms. Once moisture gets into a building, the water evaporates into the air and starts to soak into your building materials and structural components. If items inside your house get saturated they can lose their structural integrity forcing them to be removed and replaced. If objects that are made out organic substances like wood or paper get wet there is a chance that mold can develop.

In order to mitigate problems related to moisture and prevent other issues from occurring in the future, our SERVPRO technicians take measures to remove all water from your building as quickly as possible. We start by removing the water that is easily noticeable while it is in its liquid form through extraction procedures. Next, we implement applied structural drying or ASD procedures.

During the ASD phase, our WRT attempts to alter the environment inside your home and speed up the natural drying and evaporation process. To accomplish this our SERVPRO team uses a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers are set up in a way that they create air circulation in a counter-clockwise motion. The devices are aimed at wet surfaces like walls at a 45-degree angle so that they push wet air away from the damp surfaces so that more moisture can evaporate from the material. The dehumidifiers then pull water out of the air and dispense it in liquid form.

If you ever notice that water has entered your home after a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 any day of the week.

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Tips for Handling Commercial Flood Damage in a Riverview School

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Tips for Handling Commercial Flood Damage in a Riverview School Let us help you kick that water damage into detention

SERVPRO will help your school. 

Flooding can have intense effects on a community if it affects a local school. The water can ruin classrooms, create health hazards and impact learning if not addressed quickly. Working with a flood damage restoration company prevents secondary damage to buildings and their contents.

If your Riverview school has commercial flood damage, SERVPRO can provide you with immediate recovery and restoration. We have well trained and experienced water damage restoration specialists and advanced water removal and drying equipment to return school operations to normal. Our crews can use portable or truck-mounted extraction equipment to extract the standing water efficiently.

Floodwater damage goes beyond unwanted water seeping into classrooms and disrupting normal academic activities. Water intrusion can leave a musty smell behind long after the water subsidies. The microbial growth that water spurs causes the musty smells and getting rid of it can be difficult. The smell can distract students can educators holding classes in the affected areas. Our SERVPRO team can use thermal foggers and air scrubbers to eliminate musty smells.

Water can also destroy educational materials like computers, books, and projectors among other materials. It can render such items useless within minutes of submersion. Our technicians can save wet books and documents by preventing further damage. The goal of drying books and documents is drying them to the best condition possible using methods like dehumidification, freezer drying, air drying, vacuum thermal drying, or vacuum freeze-drying. We can also contact a qualified electronics restorer to evaluate electronics exposed to water for restoration purposes.

Heavy water exposure may also make wooden tables and chairs weaker, and they may blister, flake and become brittle. This can diminish their lifespan and pile up unnecessary expenses for local governments and school administrators. Our SERVPRO crews can wipe excess water from the furniture and set up high-speed air movers in the affected areas to speed up the evaporation of moisture from furniture, floors, and walls. We have the expertise dry buildings completely and restore them by performing structural repairs to make the flood damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

When there’s water intrusion in your educational facility, call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 for help. We are a full-service water damage restoration company and can restore your school to its preloss condition quickly.

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How To Tackle Fire Damage Remediation in Your Riverview Residence

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Tackle Fire Damage Remediation in Your Riverview Residence Fire damage remediation in your Riverview living room can be a handful. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

Limiting Loss from Fire Damage in Riverview Property Through Restoration

Even small-scale fires in a home can result in large amounts of fire damage if the methods for cleanup are inadequate. Soot and odors quickly spread if there is foot traffic in the area or using your HVAC system results in pulling soot into the ductwork.

SERVPRO answered a call to clean up fire damage to a living room in Riverview that received water damage that equaled the amount of damage from the fire. When there is water damage in tandem with fire loss, it is crucial that the extraction of the water happens as quickly as possible.

We contained the living room with heavy plastic and also contained the registers in the room to keep as much odor as possible out of the ductwork. While one team of technicians removed charred contents from the room, another team worked on extracting water from the firefighting efforts. The living room carpet and padding received too much damage from the fire, but was soaked and too heavy to remove before extraction efforts began on the room. We cut the carpet into strips for easier handling.

While one wall required controlled demolition to remove the charred sheetrock, the bookcases in the living room showed residue from the fire but no charring damage, the homeowner was pleased to find out how many fire loss items in the living room our technicians could save through SERVPRO's proprietary restoration techniques.

After drying the area, we deployed air scrubbers to remove any remaining soot in the room. These machines pull in the air through a honeycomb of filtration with an attached HEPA filter to capture particles so tiny the human eye cannot see them.

Smoke residue carries odor, and we used both wet and dry cleaning methods depending on the type of residue left behind. Once the room was cleaned, and without residual smoke odors, our SERVPRO technicians gave the homeowner and adjuster of a list of the completed mitigation actions and the necessary repairs to bring the fire damaged area to its preloss condition.

Call SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview at (813) 741-3473 and our team can tackle fire damage in your home. We have the specialized equipment and training, and we serve the local area so We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Respond Quickly To Your Brandon Water Damage Emergency

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Respond Quickly To Your Brandon Water Damage Emergency We have an abundance of cleaning and restoration equipment ready to be dispatched when you call. We provide 24/7 emergency service so call us anytime.

A Leaking Countertop Ice Maker Can Cause Water Damage in Your Brandon Home

Water damage is never something any homeowner wants to deal with but, unfortunately, it is relatively common. In your kitchen alone, there are many devices which can cause water damage should a waterline break or if they malfunction. Kitchen appliances and gadgets can be handy and convenient, but it can be truly regrettable when they cause more damage than they are worth.

The water damage in your Brandon kitchen was caused by an ice making machine. Having such a convenient way to retrieve and store ice during the hot summer months is more than desirable, especially in a humid state, like Florida. Overnight, the machine malfunctioned and allowed water to flow out onto the countertop and down into the cupboards beneath. Fortunately for your home, professional help is never far from your reach and can be contacted immediately after finding the damage.

SERVPRO has a reputation for being quick, effective, and knowledgeable in our field of expertise. We always try to arrive at your home as swiftly as possible, not only to uphold our reputation but also because we want to see our customers truly happy. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

When we arrive, our highly trained technicians can immediately begin to investigate the water damage inside of your kitchen. Turning off the flow of water to the machine, once you found the leak, immensely helped reduce damages to your home. Furthermore, it allowed SERVPRO to go right into remediating the damage that did take root.

SERVPRO can begin the remediation by removing everything from your cupboards and surveying the moisture levels inside, using moisture meters. Additionally, if we suspect that water may have managed to run below the toe kicks, and therefore to your flooring underneath, we can use thermal imaging technology to check for any pockets of water.

From there, SERVPRO can bring advanced technology into your home to set up a drying environment. Through the use of heaters, dehumidifiers, air movers, and axial fans, we can continually hit your cupboard and countertop with clean and dry air. The setup encourages any additional moisture to evaporate. Over time, these devices can reduce the moisture until it has returned to an appropriate region for your local area.

When water damage-emergencies occur, large or small, always get help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview by dialing (813) 741-3473. Night or day, we can keep the damage away.

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SERVPRO Can Assist You With Water Damage Remediation in Your Brandon Residence

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Can Assist You With Water Damage Remediation in Your Brandon Residence Water damage accumulates quickly and becomes a giant hassle to clean up. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Why SERVPRO Uses Water Removal Techniques in Brandon After Any Size Water Emergency 

Broken pipes leading to an upstairs bathroom can drench a home's walls and floors in Brandon from the area where the pipe broke down to the ground floor. The interiors of walls often hold water, and if the exterior walls become saturated, any insulation inside them can also become affected. Smaller drips on loosened connections create damage in localized areas that grow slowly but steadily.

The multitude of ways and varying amounts of water that can affect a residence in Brandon is why SERVPRO professionals always use industry standard water removal methods and equipment. We can mitigate the damage caused by substantial water losses that threaten an entire home as well as those with isolated areas. We recommend calling for mitigation services, including water removal, as soon as possible.

Water continues to spread to dry areas, regardless of the amount involved, and as it flows into dry sections of your house, it also damages these newly dampened areas. We know that to stop this from happening to currently dry regions, we have to remove all the water as quickly as possible. We use highly accurate devices that locate the presence of moisture and determine the percentage of moisture content in affected materials.

Without the knowledge these instruments provide us, we might leave some areas untreated and able to continue becoming worse. Unmitigated regions can suffer from extensive deterioration, weakening of structural framework elements, and microbial infestation. Our water removal equipment stops these from happening, but only when we know where to use them inside your dwelling.

When we extract water from a home, we use the air as a way to transport moisture from different elements of the house and its contents into our desiccant machines. Once near our equipment, these powerful dehumidifiers pull the moisture out of the air. As this continues, your home's interior steadily becomes drier.

We monitor how rapidly things become dry to keep materials that generally contain higher amounts of moisture from becoming too dry. Items made of or containing wood around your house, from tables to grandfather clocks must hold some moisture to keep them from cracking or splitting along the grain.  

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview wants to restore your home “Like it never even happened” by using effective water removal methods that protect your home and its contents from damage. Call us at (813) 741-3473. We can help resolve any size issue from leaks, broken pipes, and overflowed tubs and sinks.

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How Our Experts Mitigate Water Damage In Your Brandon Commercial Property

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How Our Experts Mitigate Water Damage In Your Brandon Commercial Property Call (813) 741-3473 to protect your property when your office complex needs professionals who want your business to succeed.

Mitigating An Office Complex’s Commercial Water Damage In Brandon Often Requires Two Types Of Dehumidifier

When several floors of your office complex end up soaking wet because of a broken restroom pipe in an upper floor, your tenants’ business operations in Brandon can also suffer. Continuing to use their rented space while wet can create tension between employers and employees as well as between you and those paying rent.

Many businesses in Brandon with commercial water damage trust SERVPRO. We mitigate and restore all types of structures in the local area, making facilities usable again, “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage requires the ongoing use of dehumidifiers. When SERVPRO technicians first show up at your complex’s doors, removing any puddles or standing water occurs soon after. Once these wet areas seem barely damp, SERVPRO technicians unload air movers and other drying types of equipment. Working as quickly as possible means less damage occurs throughout the building.

Some of these pieces of equipment work best during different stages of the mitigation process. Dehumidifiers come in two main styles. One, the refrigerant dehumidifier, comes in two sub-types.

Regular refrigerant dehumidifiers work better within a specific range when humidity levels are at their highest, such as immediately after a disaster. Low Grain Refrigerant, or LGR, dehumidifiers, can remove even more moisture from a waterlogged area of a building than regular refrigerant dehumidifiers and the other type.

SERVPRO technicians often switch LGR machines off when furnishings near dryness levels and use desiccant dehumidifiers to continue drying out structural elements. Desiccant machines are less powerful and work better at drying things more slowly.

Wood and many other building materials can sustain damage when drying happens too rapidly. To ensure that the interior of your complex dries out at the correct pace, SERVPRO specialists use different devices to measure the changes in moisture content taking place.

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview sends out water damage specialists with certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to mitigate businesses and help protect them from additional harm. Call (813) 741-3473 to protect your property when your office complex needs professionals who want your business to succeed.

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