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Dependable Restoration Services In Tampa

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Burned contents of a home are shown after a fire You can restore your Tampa property to preloss conditions if you bring in the right team

Tampa Residential Fires 


In homes, an out of control fire is always only a few seconds away. It might sound like a grim outlook, but considering the wide variety of likely ignition sources present in the home, it is a reality that people have to accept. Some likely sources include cooking equipment, faulty electrical wiring, candles, barbecues and even habits such as smoking in the bedroom. Most fires can be traced back to negligence so exercising proper care can keep them at bay. However, when they do occur, you can restore your Tampa property to preloss conditions if you bring in the right team.

Speed is an integral part of recovery efforts after fire damage in Tampa. The materials that burn in the fire form different types of residues that settle all over the property. Some of these might corrode or fuse into the surfaces where they settle causing additional damages.

Surfaces made of aluminum, porcelain, marble or brass are easily damaged this way. Fabrics such as draperies or upholstery can also form permanent stains if residue that settles on them is left unattended for long. Our SERVPRO technicians can evaluate the loss environment to determine which areas should be addressed first to avert further damages.

The damages caused by fires fall into different categories based on whether heat, smoke or flames cause them. Looking through what is left, you might be tempted to clear everything out and send it to the landfill. However, some of the contents appearing damaged entirely might be salvageable through cleaning or other restorative procedures. Our SERVPRO team helps you save such items thus reducing the overall recovery costs. We separate items into groups of salvageable, unsalvageable and questionable items immediately after starting the restoration process.

Apart from dealing with the contents, the affected area also requires deep cleaning to get rid of soot and other smoke debris. The heat from the blaze might also cause discoloration of surfaces such as walls. Cleaning helps restore the visual appeal of the affected area, and also remove any lingering bad odors. By applying professional cleaning agents, and mechanically agitating the affected areas, our SERVPRO technicians deal with effects of the fire “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of West Tampa provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service


Faster to Any-Sized Disaster


Highly Trained Restoration Technicians


A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry


Locally Owned and Operated


Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Although fire ruins properties in a matter of minutes, restoration takes considerable effort. Call SERVPRO of West Tampa to assist. You can reach us at (813) 855-0888 any time of the day.

Tampa Flood Damage After Heavy Storms

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

A living room with white furniture is shown with flooding SERVPRO of West Tampa is locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important.

One of the secondary effects of adverse weather is flooding. Properties that have flood damage in Tampa can benefit from quick, decisive action. SERVPRO has spent decades helping homeowners to overcome the unexpected. From those years of experience, we have honed our approach to providing a convenient solution that is both thorough and efficient.

Notification of loss can be made 24 hours a day to our emergency call line. We will arrange service as soon as possible to help put you at ease at a stressful time. Once a trained SERVPRO of West Tampa technician arrives onsite we can begin to mitigate loss, starting with a thorough visual inspection.

A visual inspection is important to understand the extent of damage and the best method for reducing it. Your technician can prioritize areas of potential hazard such as electric cables or signs of contamination. It is not uncommon for flood water to contain pathogens that could be harmful or cause permanent damage.

If it is safe for you to remain in the property, we can cordon off affected areas, establish clean rooms and set to work restoring your home contents. Usually, we find that possessions coming into contact with contaminants can still be salvaged using advanced cleaning methods. Those that can not be salvaged can be logged by a SERVPRO of West Tampa technician to help you make your insurance claim.

SERVPRO of West Tampa specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response in Tampa


Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Contact SERVPRO of West Tampa now at (813) 855-0888 to arrange a service.

Fast Moving, Powerful Storms Cause Flooding And Damage

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

The back of a green SERVPRO van is shown with drying equipment SERVPRO can help with flooding and water damage using state of the art equipment.

 Tampa Storms And Dealing With The Damage

Powerful storms and heavy rains around Tampa can cause serious problems for homes and businesses. Your home can also be damaged when rainfall causes water to flow into your home and flood your property. Houses close to the ongoing construction of buildings, roadways, or other structures can experience sudden and unexpected flooding.

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. SERVPRO of West Tampa is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small.

At SERVPRO of West Tampa, we train our specialists in various fields and situations to prepare them for mitigation work homes after sustaining flood damage in Tampa. Mitigation of flooding must address the potential contamination brought into the house.

Floors require special care and mitigation. Replacing ruined carpet or other flooring types can only happen once we complete the task of drying the floor. We follow the removal of the previous flooring with heated drying mats.

Removal of lower sections of the wall makes it possible to air out the entire home from the influx of water. Getting support beams and wooden studs completely dry before the rebuilding of walls takes place protects them from structural changes like warping or twisting, and also protects them from mold.

Throughout your property, we use moisture meters to ensure complete and consistent drying occurs. SERVPRO specialists want your home to once again look just “Like it never even happened,” helping your family recover even faster.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of West Tampa wants to let you know we are here for you, and that we understand your concerns over how flood damage can affect your family and your home. Call us at (813) 855-0888, and we can help get things back under control for you.

Commercial Water Removal Services For Your Tampa Business

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

A white closed sign is shown in a window with black lettering We are available 24 hours a day, call us at (813) 855-0888 to help get your business open as soon as possible after water damage

Commercial Water Removal  SERVPRO of West Tampa

Storms in Tampa can me downtime for many businesses. Restaurants remain standing, but filled with water. Unless they can reopen soon, many of these businesses face permanent closure.

Water Damage Restoration That Will Keep You In Business

SERVPRO of West Tampa wants to help businesses to remain open but utilizing our commercial water removal services. It is critical that water is removed quickly and the area is dried out to avoid additional property loss. While still damp, microbes freely proliferate, damage accrues, and air continues to harbor moisture. This condition can then lead to mold growth and additional damage.

Trucks with mounted pumps carry the more substantial amounts of water out of your restaurant. Then we switch to smaller extraction units to remove the rest of the standing water that covers your floors. After we have removed and disposed of any carpeting, we can begin drying the walls and the other interior elements of your restaurant. Large air movers force air to whisk moisture out of walls and lift it up into the air. Air scrubbers and dehumidifiers extract microbes and humidity from this air, leaving the walls increasingly dry. These same air movers also work to dry ceilings and floors.

Sanitizing your kitchen area and dining facilities must also receive our attention before you can reopen your doors again. We wipe all surfaces down with anti-microbial cleansers. Debris is physically removed and placed in appropriate containers for disposal. When completed, your kitchen can fully function again.

A restaurant is much more than its kitchen, however. Dining areas must have a thorough cleaning and pass the sniff test, as well. Odors left behind by water and debris can pose unsettling problems for diners who merely want to enjoy a good meal.

Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) helps make this happen for many of our customers. Restoring the furniture to pristine shape remains another aspect that we can help within the dining area. Tightening chairs to prevent a loose feel when used can preserve a fundamental part of the feel of your patrons' dining experience.

SERVPRO of West Tampa is locally owned and operated and can restore your restaurant with their commercial water removal services and get you back in business quickly. We are available 24 hours a day. Call us at (813) 855-0888.

Even A Small Fire Can Leave Behind Odors In Your Home

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

A green SERVPRO van is shown near palm trees SERVPRO of West Tampa specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire

House Fires In Tampa


Removal of fire odors from your home can prove to be difficult without specialized tools and equipment. There are some steps you can take before SERVPRO arrives. While these processes can help to alleviate some common problems and aid in future restoration efforts, they are only a temporary fix and should not be relied on long-term. Call SERVPRO of West Tampa (813) 855-0888.

Odor Masking Products


Air fresheners and other masking products may not be able to remove fire odors from Tampa homes, but they can reduce the effect they cause on guests and occupants. Most types of smoke produce highly pungent odors that are not easily masked, meaning that anything you do with everyday household supplies should be layered on thick and cover a wide area. Unfortunately, maintaining coverage over the sort of broad sections of your home that are impacted by a fire may take too much time and resources to be effective in the long term, and on top of this, your home may smell and feel unnatural with so many chemicals in the air.

Our most important advice is to call us immediately, make sure the HVAC system is turned off, and wait for our arrival.

Removal of Materials


Removing fabric and wood objects from the area with smoke odors can drastically decrease how strong the smells are. Smoke particles collect quickly in porous materials, but by removing them entirely, you can make the area smell and look cleaner. Be forewarned not to track soot and debris to clean areas or items within the structure. However, this is only a temporary solution, and if you want to restore these materials, you likely need a qualified restoration company like SERVPRO.

Controlling Air Conditioning


If your air conditioning system allows you to cut off circulation to the smoke-damaged area, doing so can help to keep odors contained to that room. This may not be practical or possible depending on how your home is designed and built. Removing airborne particulates is only one facet of fire and smoke damage cleanup and restoration. 

SERVPRO of West Tampa specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of West Tampa provides permanent solutions for smoke odors in your home at affordable rates and flexible times. Call us at (813) 855-0888 to find out more about our services.

SERVPRO of West Tampa Has The Right Team To Take Care Of Your Water Damage

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown in a ceiling corner on a white wall Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.

Flooding And Plumbing Leaks, Fast Restoration Response In Tampa


Water damage can occur in your home a variety of ways. From flooding to plumbing leaks, there are a lot for ways you can end up with water damage. Luckily, there is help in Tampa for water damage in your home.


SERVPRO of West Tampa is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. Please don't hesitate to call (813) 855-0888. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.


Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of West Tampa arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
SERVPRO of West Tampa has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration, it's the cornerstone of our business.

Do You Suspect Mold?


One issue that can quickly develops if water damaged isn't addressed is mold.


To deal with mold damage, you need to understand the basics. To start with, whenever mold spores settle in a humid place, there are high chances of molds, bacteria, and mildew growing. To address this removing the moisture is critical.

The work of our remediation team is to clean, dry and deodorize your Tampa property.
Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.


Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.


Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
If you have fire, water or storm damage Call SERVPRO of West Tampa (813)855-0888.

If You Have Water Damage In Your Home, Call The Team You Can Trust

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

a bare floor is shown after flooding with water removal equipment SERVPRO of West Tampa provides 24-hour emergency service

Professional Restoration In Tampa


Water damage in Tampa is a serious issue, especially when it is in your home. It can be caused by a number of things around the home. Plumbing problems, leaks, faulty hoses, and even damage from storms. SERVPRO of West Tampa is the answer to your water damage problem.

In addition to a quick response, homeowners should expect well trained and experienced professionals from SERVPRO of West Tampa. Not only do we have knowledge to take care of water damage in your home, but we use the top quality equipment.


We are IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo. As certified technicians, we carry out all water removal and cleanup procedures following industry standards, which assures you of high quality and timely services.

SERVPRO of West Tampa water removal experts use state of the art technology and advanced cleanup and drying techniques. From water extraction equipment to air movers and dehumidifiers.

We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry. SERVPRO of West Tampa provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service


Faster to Any-Sized Disaster


Highly Trained Restoration Technicians


A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry


Locally Owned and Operated


Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

SERVPRO of West Tampa is the company to call. To mitigate damage to your home, call our 24/7 emergency line at (813) 855-0888.

Storms In Tampa Mean Flooding And Damage To Your Home

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

The inside of a home that has flooding is shown with furniture When flooding begins in your home, you do not have a minute to lose to get in touch with the right restoration company. SERVPRO of West Tampa

The Tampa area is susceptible to hurricanes and severe weather systems. The figurative tide can change quickly, from great weather to dangerous conditions that can leave substantial damage in their wake. Fortunately, the SERVPRO of West Tampa restoration team is always standing by to restore your damaged home.

While gale force winds and torrential rainfall can have its damaging effects on your house, it can also allow for instances of flooding. This incident adds a level of immediacy to the situation because untold volumes of water now have access points into your residence. Soon, you not only have to contend with the avenues that runoff and rainfall can take into your house, but have to contend with flood damages in your Tampa home.

Roof damage is more common than you might believe. Even with just heavy rainfall, aging shingle roofs can struggle over time to divert the water away. Our SERVPRO Of West Tampa professionals have repaired many flooding situations which originated in the attic from roof damages.

Your siding is another avenue that runoff and torrential rainfall can take to flood your house. While wind can get strong enough to tear vulnerable siding away from the home, these damages frequently happen with falling trees or flying debris. Often plywood and insulation are the final lines of defense between the interior of your home and the severe weather outside. These flooding situations could affect any area of your home, and require SERVPRO of West Tampa restoration.


Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


When flooding begins in your home, you do not have a minute to lose to get on the phone and get in touch with the right personnel to mitigate the damages. The faster you reach out to our SERVPRO of West Tampa restoration technicians, the fewer damages that they ultimately have to overcome to restore your home. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (813) 855-0888.

Fire Prevention Tips From Tampa Fire Rescue

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

A smoke detector is shown on a ceiling If you do have a fire in your home or business call SERVPRO of West Tampa (813) 855-0888 for help after the fire is out.

On The Job Since 1895 Tampa Fire Rescue Knows Something About What Causes Fires


Tampa Fire Rescue responded to more than 72,000 alarms last year from 22 stations located throughout the 128 square miles of the city.
Here are some of the ways Tampa Fire Rescue recommends you can do to prevent a fire.


Preventing Fires


Smoke Detectors


Place smoke detectors near bedrooms and on every floor.


Test the batteries monthly & replace them at least twice a year.


WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE THE BATTERY IN YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR


Place smoke detectors at least 4 to 6 inches away from corners.


Kitchen Fire Safety


Never leave cooking unattended.


Keep lose fitting clothing away from burners.


Keep cooking area clean and free of grease build up.


Keep items away from the stove that could catch fire, such as paper towels, cereal boxes, and dish towels.


Remember to turn stove off and unplug small appliances before leaving your home.


Alternative Heaters


Use heaters only in well ventilated areas.


Place heaters where they will not be knocked over easily.


Keep blankets, clothing, curtains, furniture and anything that could get hot and catch fire away from portable heaters.


Plug heaters directly into the wall socket and unplug them when they are not in use.


Wood Stoves And Fire Places


Always use a protective screen.


Clean interiors, hearths, and chimneys annually.


Never leave children unattended around any heating source!


Children And Fire Safety


Teach children that fire fighters are their friends, and will help them in a fire emergency.


Keep matches and lighters away from children.
Make sure children know how to call for emergency assistance.


Teach children how to " Stop, Drop and Roll" if their clothes catch on fire.


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

If you do have a fire in your home or business call SERVPRO of West Tampa (813) 855-0888 for help after the fire is out.


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.


SERVPRO of West Tampa specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.

Training Makes A Difference

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Tampa Home Fires, It's Important Who Goes In When First Responders Leave

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow fire line do not cross tape is shown Trust in our SERVPRO of West Tampa restoration professionals (813) 855-0888.

The Fire Is Out, But Is It Safe To Go In Your Tampa Home?


Assessing the structural integrity and needed repairs to your Tampa home following a fire is something that you should let the professionals handle. Especially with widespread damages, the weakening of structural elements becomes an inevitability that you cannot and should not ignore.

While it is important to you to understand the full scope of the damage that your property faces and what has to happen to correct this damage, you should be better informed about potential risks associated with your own assessments.

Once the fire has gotten extinguished in your Tampa residence, homeowners quickly want to understand the farthest reaches of the fire damages they face. While this is often something for restoration teams and insurance adjusters to work on determining, homeowners often rush into the structure to see the issues for themselves firsthand.

Our SERVPRO professionals are trained to identify structural concerns and potential hazards when assessing a job, and even with this knowledge often find themselves at risk for falling construction materials and weakened flooring. These are the same risks that you take on when you set out to determine how much the fire has affected your home.

Ultimately, the fire itself and the water used to extinguish it can cause untold amounts of stress to wood framing, drywall, flooring materials, and ceiling framework. As these components weaken with the lingering damage yet to get addressed by our SERVPRO restoration specialists, the risk for them giving way and falling (or allowing someone to fall through them) is higher than you might expect.

Fire Situations Differ

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.

This possibility is why structural assessment is part of the initial inspection performed by our estimators. They determine what materials require replacement based on the severity of their damages. Those with the highest risks of falling, or giving way, then become part of the estimation for rebuilding and renovation.

Keeping yourself safe does not stop simply because the fire was successfully extinguished in your house. Long after the first responders leave, your home remains at risk to those who enter it. Trust in our SERVPRO of West Tampa restoration professionals to properly determine the stability of your home and what needs to be done to restore it. Give us a call anytime at (813) 855-0888.