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When Water Damages Cause Your Tampa Jewelry Business to Lose Its Luster

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damages Cause Your Tampa Jewelry Business to Lose Its Luster Inspect your roof and plumbing regularly for leaks and signs of wear.

Avoiding the Need for Commercial Water Damage in Your Tampa Business

Owning a jewelry business in Tampa means you need to keep up with regular maintenance to avoid things such as water damage. Your building requires general upkeep and inspections to keep everything in working order.  Should you fail to take care of your building, you could be dealing with a severe water loss that was likely preventable.  

Commercial water damage in your Tampa business can take shape in many different ways. Whether it is a roof leak, burst pipes, or a malfunctioning sprinkler system, you need help from the professionals at SERVPRO to dry everything out and get your business back on track.  

Roofs come in all sizes and apes, but one thing they all share is that they are exposed to the elements at all times. Whether it is driving winds, the sun is beating down, or torrential rain, your roof is always being affected by the weather.  Not maintaining your roof subjects it to leaks, which if left untouched, can cause significant water damage inside your shop. SERVPRO techs can help find the leak and clean up the damage which resulted.  

Your air conditioner should be serviced regularly as well. It naturally creates moisture whenever it is running, which, let's face it, is almost all year round in Florida. If there is a problem with the unit, such as a clogged drain or dirty filter, additional water can build up, and it can overflow into your building. Many commercial buildings even have AC units on the roof, so this can compound the damage done.  

Your water heater as well can suffer maintenance issues. Leaks from rusty or loose components, such as valves, are more common as the water heater gets older. However, that is minor compared to what can happen if there is an explosion. Contents under pressure can be hazardous. We also recommend monitoring your plumbing. Blockages in your plumbing can create extra stress in particular areas which could eventually lead to a burst pipe.  

SERVPRO of West Tampa is always standing by to assist you when your business in Rocky Point, Tampa, or Town n Country experiences a water damage emergency. Hopefully, with regular maintenance, you can avoid any major disasters, but if you need our help, call us anytime at (813) 855-0888.

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Call Our Crew When You Discover A Mold Infestation In Your Garage In Tampa

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call Our Crew When You Discover A Mold Infestation In Your Garage In Tampa Give our SERVPRO of West Tampa rapid response team a call today!

Removing Mold Damage From Your Tampa Garage

When people think of microbial or mold growth occurring in their Tampa homes, they do not often attribute this situation to areas like their garage. While crawlspaces for homes continue to be a leading area for the organism to grow and thrive in moist conditions ideal for mold colonization, damp conditions that persist in your garage can also allow these spores to seat and thrive in this environment as well.

While many might not immediately attribute mold damage in their Tampa home as a threat to their families or the structural integrity of their property, it should not be ignored. The longer that this organism remains and spreads, the more areas and materials that it can affect and damage. Mold feeds on organic material to continue to spread and thrive, and in doing so, the organism decays the host material it uses to support the colony. The longer that homeowners wait to remedy the situation, the more likely it becomes that affected materials become unsalvageable.

With the garage, mold growth can also present problems for areas like your vehicle as well. While the inside of your vehicle might not be as damp as affected areas of the garage, active spores and volatile organic compounds can infiltrate the inside of the vehicle to affect those using it. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly to assess the full spread of this organism and the best approach to removing the colonies completely from the area.

If the mold growth has persisted for some time, our SERVPRO professionals often must use controlled demolition techniques to remove materials like drywall to get down to the studs and framing of the structure. These structural elements can get sprayed with antimicrobial solutions to prevent mold growth and make them uninhabitable for active spores while our technicians continue to remove exposed materials and use our advanced techniques like soda blasting and sanding to eliminate colonies present in the framework of the garage.

While you cannot always keep areas like your garage completely dry, especially with the severe weather that our area typically sees throughout the year, knowing how to handle mold when you find it can protect your structural components and those living in your house. Give our SERVPRO of West Tampa rapid response team a call today at (813) 855-0888.

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Do You Have Flood Damage in Your Tampa Home From a Recent Storm?

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Do You Have Flood Damage in Your Tampa Home From a Recent Storm? SERVPRO'S vans are stocked with state-of-the-art equipment to remove water and dry out your home.

Sudden Storms Can Leave You with Flood Damage in Your Tampa Home

Unexpected changes in the weather around Tampa can cause residents great inconvenience when outdoor activities get doused with showers. Your home can also suffer 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. Any changes in the terrain, including minor ones, can send floodwater directly into your property and quickly overtake your residence. 

At SERVPRO, we train our specialists in various fields and situations to prepare them for mitigation work homes after sustaining flood damage in Tampa. Floodwater that travels overland might not contain as many microbes as water from a stream or lake, but we still consider this water as highly contaminated. Mitigation of flooding from outside sources must address the contamination deposited in the house. 

Floors require special care and mitigation so their damage remains manageable, and this requires the removal of many types of flooring and fast drying out of the underlying structure. 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 microbial infestation and growth. 

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. 

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. 

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When Mold Has Taken Over Your Hotel In Downtown Tampa, You Need Help From Our Team At SERVPRO!

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Mold Has Taken Over Your Hotel In Downtown Tampa, You Need Help From Our Team At SERVPRO! More troublesome still is how much mold damage can impact your Downtown Tampa hotel in a brief period.

Removing Mold Colonies Quickly From Your Downtown Tampa Hotel

With the multiple professional sports teams and premier beachfront, your Downtown Tampa hotel sees considerable traffic throughout the year. With high levels of humidity and storm damages that persistently threaten your property, the likelihood of conditions like microbial and mold growth stay at similarly high levels. Combating these effects is challenging when you are not certain what to look for, and removing an active colony takes skill and training often beyond the ability of custodial staff and maintenance workers that your hotel employs.

More troublesome still is how much mold damage can impact your Downtown Tampa hotel in a brief period. From the moment that this organism sets into organic material throughout an affected area, the growth spreads along the material, spreading throughout the entire region of the building to seat into new surfaces and locations. A small colony can grow to the point of being out of control without the immediate intervention of qualified professionals like our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians.

The safety of your guests and staff are often the most concerning element of a disaster like this. It is critical to isolate this area as fast as possible to limit the exposure of your guests and your employees to the active colonies thriving in the area. As growth like this has become understood to cause potential health effects in those exposed, preventing this occurrence can save your business money and its reputation.

Our SERVPRO team can arrive quickly to begin the process of preventing the spread of mold spores throughout the property with the use of specialized equipment like our air scrubber. This tool can trap particulates and mold spores in the air to keep them from accessing new locations to seat and thrive.

Protecting your hotel is critical to ensuring that your business has a growing reputation for the high volume of tourists coming into our area all year long. When you find mold growing in your facility, you want to take care of this harmful organism as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of West Tampa response team can do just that. Give SERVPRO a call today at (813) 855-0888.

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SERVPRO Says "STOP!" Before Attempting Removal of Fire & Smoke Damage and Odors from Your Tampa Property--Call Us

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Says "STOP!" Before Attempting Removal of Fire & Smoke Damage and Odors from Your Tampa Property--Call Us The SERVPRO Green Fleet Provides Professional Smoke Odor Removal for Tampa Homeowners. Enjoy the Gulf While We Do the Work!

These Methods May Not Remove Fire Odor from a Tampa Home, But They May Help

Removal of fire odors from home can prove to be impossible without specialized tools and equipment, but there are some steps you can do to help before SERVPRO arrives with industry-leading equipment, products, and treatments to take care of the issue. 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. To indeed take care of the issue, try giving us a call.

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. However, 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. For a professional, safe, and successful conclusion call us.

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.

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Tampa Water Loss Gets Help from SERVPRO

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tampa Water Loss Gets Help from SERVPRO Tampa Homeowners Call SERVPRO to Cleanup and Restore after a Water Loss

Water Damage Cleanup After a Leak Roof in Your Tampa Home

Most people think a roof leak in Tampa is just a structural problem. However, it poses several safety and health risks as well. The constant intrusion of water slowly but steadily works its way down from your roof to your foundation, compromising the integrity of your whole structure if left unchecked. It can pose a threat of fire from shorted wires as well, plus rapidly growing mold.
 
 
To prevent this slow but devastating water damage to your Tampa home, you need to address roof leaks very quickly. At the first signs of roof damage, get in touch with our staff at SERVPRO. We are specially trained to handle these situations in a fast but efficient manner so we can avoid further damage happening to your home.
 
 
One thing we may likely have to replace are ceiling tiles where the water came down through your roof. Usually, these are less expensive to replace than to dry. Plus, water can stain the tiles and make them bow, so they become an eyesore as well if not replaced. SERVPRO technicians can remove ceiling tiles during the drying process so air can circulate and dry the wet areas above the tiles.
 
When the water has gone down through your walls, drying several layers of sheetrock requires longer drying time. Drying just one layer of wet drywall usually takes five to seven days, and two segments can take ten to fourteen days. We monitor the layers using a penetrating moisture tester with Teflon coated probes. These probes are used in inconspicuous places, and we patch the holes during the process of restoration. When wet, drywall becomes more fragile, so we make sure to be careful as we work. It stabilizes more as it dries out.
 
 
SERVPRO staff also checks and dries all flooring and subflooring for any water damage. If needed, we take the appropriate action depending on the type of floor and set out air moves and dehumidifiers to ensure a faster drying time.
 
SERVPRO of West Tampa are the ones to call when you have a leaky roof and water damage to your home in Rocky Point, Town, and Country, or West Tampa. Call us right away at (813) 855-0888 when you realize there is a problem and we can be out to your home in a timely fashion to help you restore your structure.

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If Your Coffee Shop In Tampa Experiences A Water Damage Disaster Call The Team At SERVPRO!

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Coffee Shop In Tampa Experiences A Water Damage Disaster Call The Team At SERVPRO! If you experience a significant water breach inside your coffee shop, contact trained professionals like us right away.

We Offer Reliable Commercial Water Damage Services For Your Tampa Coffee Shop

If you experience a significant water breach inside your coffee shop, contact trained professionals like us right away. Moisture can ruin flooring, interior walls, ceilings and the structure of your building if it sits for a long time. Plus, excess water can damage your furniture and various contents inside the building, which can be costly. Moisture can cause mold growth and can cause health effects, so acting fast makes sense.

SERVPRO offers reliable commercial water damage restoration services in Tampa that can get you back in operation as soon as possible. First, our crews can check your shop to ensure the structure is sound. We understand that your coffee shop is your livelihood so you can expect our crew to work fast to get you back to work. If minor repairs are needed, our team can address those issues. For major repairs, we advise contacting a general contractor. After the inspection stage, our techs can remove damaged furniture and structural materials such as drywall and floor and ceiling tiles.

The water removal process may include the use of portable or truck-mounted extractors and pumps to eliminate water quickly. After the crew removes all standing water from the affected areas, they can begin the drying phase. Typically, we employ air movers, heaters and axial fans to dry areas fast. If necessary, the team can strategically place dehumidifiers to force moisture from the structure and enhance drying.

We may also need to pack-out some of the items in your shop like coffee beans, creamers, sweeteners and syrups. Tables, chairs and other furniture may also be part of the pack-out phase. Our technicians do this to prevent loss of products and to prevent further damages. We wrap, label and categorize every item before we remove them from the premises. The use of bar-coding and tagging helps keep accurate records that can be useful to business owners when making insurance claims.

SERVPRO of West Tampa provides reliable commercial water damage services that are reliable and fast. We are here to help and are only a phone call away. Contact us 24/7 at (813) 855-0888. When possible, our highly skilled technicians can return your shop to its preloss condition and make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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Tampa Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration and Remodeling Services--Why Not One Stop Shopping?

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Tampa Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration and Remodeling Services--Why Not One Stop Shopping? Why SERVPRO? We Clean Up Water and Mold Damage and Even REMODEL Your Tampa Bathroom

Why SERVPRO for Bathroom Remodeling For Tampa Homes

When disaster strikes the Tampa area, residents know to call us for one of the fastest response times, clean-up, and reconstruction of their home. When they decide to replace the chipped bathtub and outdated tile they can call us for that as well.
 
Bathroom remodeling in Tampa homes is a special service our SERVPRO office provides area homeowners. Since the removal and preparation for restoration and remodeling is the same, helping residents modernize and improve their home is a natural growth out of our original mission.
 
Our remodeling team starts by sitting down with the homeowner to determine what they want, and we can offer our input. Our remodelers can install any tile and fixture, and paint or prepare the walls and ceilings to meet their color requirements as well. If desired, our crew can install modular units for the tub and shower enclosures.
 
Once our team has the plan, they start by carefully removing the old fixtures and pulling down any tile. If the homeowner wants to donate old fixtures that still look good and function, the team leader can help him, or she makes the arrangements for the items to be picked up.
 
With the tub, sink, and other items gone, SERVPRO team members inspect the walls and ceiling for any water issues. If the drywall shows sign of crumbling or other damage, we prefer to remove and replace them before continuing with other steps of the remodel. We can apply an antimicrobial agent for protection again mold growth. Next, we paint the walls and ceilings, and then apply tiles where indicated by the owner. Once everything is in place, we use fans to increase air circulation to more quickly dry the bathroom.
 
Finally, we carefully install the new bathtub or shower, sink, and other fixtures. Our crews carefully set the new items in place to avoid any possible damage or misalignment. With everything in place, teams use the fans again to speed up drying and ventilate the room.
 
Since we are a water and fire cleanup and restoration company, we make sure that the exhaust ventilation in the bathroom is adequate to evacuate excess moisture after a shower.

At SERVPRO of West Tampa, our goal is to provide a remodeled bathroom that the homeowner can enjoy as quickly as possible. We are here for our neighbors, regardless if it to help improve the value of their home or to rebuild it after a disaster. If you need us, call today at (813) 855-0888 to get started.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Tampa Home

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Tampa Home SERVPRO has the know-how and equipment to remove unwanted water from your home.

Water Removal in Tampa – What to Expect From SERVPRO Technicians

Water is a useful resource. Tampa residents use it to quench their thirst, doing laundry, taking a bath, for gardening and washing dishes. Problem is this helpful resource can become destructive. The main issue can originate from a faulty appliance or plumbing.  Your carpet, rugs, and furniture absorb the water.   To prevent further damage to your belongings and home, contact water removal experts.

Getting the help of water removal professionals in Tampa translates to a speedy response and cleanup of your home. In so doing, your carpet and furniture are left dry together with your hardwood floors, books, art, and other valuables.

Apart from a speedy response, homeowners should expect well trained and experienced professionals from SERVPRO. Not only do we possess the necessary knowledge to prevent water damage in your home, but we use the top quality equipment. Also, we are IICRC certified. 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 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 got them all. By using this equipment, removal and dismantling of your furniture and other household belongings are minimal.

We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and we are available 24/7/365. Before starting the extraction, cleanup and drying processes, you must sign the work agreement. Afterward, we explain the process of restoring your home, provide a firm estimate and explain the pros of Direct Billing. Since we are Faster To Any Size Disaster, we complete the water extraction and drying process in a few days. 

As a brand that your neighbors and friends have come to trust when it comes to dealing with water damage, 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.

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Our Secret To Stopping The Spread Of Mold In Your Tampa Home

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Secret To Stopping The Spread Of Mold In Your Tampa Home Mold can grow anywhere the right conditions are present, even if the area has never had an infestation before.

Stopping The Spread Of Mold Damage To Your Tampa Home

Regardless of whether or not your home in Tampa has had mold damage in the past, you should actively be trying to prevent it from happening. Mold can grow anywhere the right conditions are present, even if the area has never had an infestation before, and these conditions might already exist somewhere in your home. Although mold prevention is not easy, the alternative option is to deal with the fungus after it has already been allowed to spread, which is a much more expensive and difficult process.

Keep The Home Dry
Most homes in Tampa with mold damage receive the damage as a side effect of some other type of water damage. When any part of the home (including the bathroom) remains inundated with excess water, this creates the perfect environment for spores to begin to grow. Contacting a professional water removal company like SERVPRO soon after the water damage comes to light can prevent mold and other issues from developing at all.

Close The Windows
Longtime residents know Florida's humidity well. Open any window, and you can feel it for yourself. Fungi thrive in hot and humid conditions, and by keeping doors and windows open in your home, you work against the climate control systems that would otherwise discourage mold growth. You don't have to keep your home shuttered all day, but closing doors and windows when you are not around could be a good idea.

Do Not Ignore Warning Signs
A small patch of mold may seem harmless and easy to deal with, when it is, in fact, just an extension of a much larger mold problem. Mold can grow behind walls, below floors, and in hiding places. SERVPRO inspectors use advanced thermohygrometers to detect pockets of moisture (and mold growth) throughout the home any time they respond to a mold damage call.

SERVPRO of West Tampa has helped local homeowners to combat mold damage for years and can help to eliminate any fungal problems in your home in a quick and efficient process. Call us at (813) 855-0888 as soon as you find damage.

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