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Your Valued Possessions Are SERVPRO’s Priority: What Happens To My Things During Restoration?

7/14/2023 (Permalink)

Household items covered during restoration process Personal items in a North Leon County home are covered for protection during the restoration process with SERVPRO team.

SERVPRO takes several measures to manage and prevent damage or loss of valuables during the restoration process. Here are some key practices we follow:

1. Pack-Out Services: SERVPRO offers pack-out services where we carefully inventory, pack, and transport the contents of a property to our secure storage facility. This ensures that valuable items are safely stored away from the restoration area, protecting them from further damage.

2. Detailed Documentation: Before the restoration process begins, our team conducts a thorough inventory of the property's contents, including photographs and detailed descriptions. This documentation helps keep track of valuables and ensures their safe return.

3. Secure Storage Facilities: SERVPRO maintains secure storage facilities equipped with advanced security systems to safeguard valuable items. The facilities are protected against theft, fire, or water damage, minimizing the risk of loss.

4. On-Site Protection: During the restoration process, our technicians take precautions to protect valuable items that cannot be moved. They use plastic coverings, tarps, or other protective materials to shield possessions from dust, debris, and potential damage.

5. Skilled and Trained Technicians: We employ skilled and trained technicians who understand the importance of handling valuable items with care. Those technicians follow specific protocols and techniques to minimize the risk of damage while working on the restoration.

6. Specialized Cleaning and Restoration Techniques: When restoring damaged items, SERVPRO utilizes specialized cleaning and restoration techniques tailored to different materials and valuables. This helps minimize any further damage or deterioration during the restoration process.

7. Constant Monitoring: SERVPRO staff closely monitors the restoration process, ensuring valuable items are not overlooked or accidentally damaged. We continuously assess and adjust our procedures to ensure the highest level of protection for the contents.

By implementing these measures, our team aims to provide comprehensive protection and minimize the risk of damage or loss to valuable items during the restoration process.

Fire Damage Facts: SERVPRO Teams Are The Experts to Know

6/14/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage in local home in LEon County SERVPRO team comes in to restore extensive damage in kitchen area of Tallahassee home.

Florida is a state that is well-known for its warm climate, sunny beaches, and lush landscapes. Unfortunately, it is also a state that is susceptible to wildfires, particularly during the dry season. In recent years, fire damage in Florida has been a significant concern for both its inhabitants and the authorities.

Wildfires can occur naturally, caused by lightning strikes or spontaneous combustion. However, many wildfires in Florida are the result of human activity, such as unattended campfires, discarded cigarettes, and fireworks. These fires can spread quickly, especially during the dry season when the air is hot and humid while the vegetation is dry and flammable.

The effects of wildfires can be devastating. Large areas of land can be destroyed, vegetation can be burned to the ground, and wildlife can be displaced or killed. Moreover, the smoke and ash from wildfires can pose a serious threat to the respiratory health of those living close by, particularly the elderly and young children.

In addition to the effects on the environment and human health, wildfires can also have a significant economic impact. Lost property and infrastructure damages can cost millions of dollars, and tourist activities may be seriously affected, which will result in a devastating loss of revenue for the local economy.

Florida has taken steps to minimize the risk of wildfires by implementing measures such as controlled burns, clear cutting, and creating firebreaks. Education and awareness campaigns have also been implemented to educate people on the risks of human behavior that can lead to fires. However, despite these efforts, wildfires still occur, and there is always the inherent risk of property, environmental, and economic damage.

In conclusion, fire damage remains a significant challenge in Florida. The impact of wildfires in the state can be devastating, lasting, and can have far-reaching consequences on communities, economies, and the environment. In the future, Florida must plan long-term solutions that will help the state prevent wildfires and minimize the damage when they do occur.

Our teams are trained to handle your water damage restoration needs, but before that we are here with prevention tips and solution as well.  

Hurricane Preparedness Starts With Knowing the Facts

5/31/2023 (Permalink)

Family works together to prepare for hurricane season Family gathers to prepare for hurricane season 2023

Hurricanes are one of the most destructive natural disasters that can cause massive damage to property and loss of life in their path. That is why it is important to take the necessary steps to prepare for hurricane season. Here are some general steps that we, and SERVPRO, suggest to practice.

1. Stay informed - Pay close attention to weather updates and advisories from the National Weather Service. Make sure you know the warning signals and emergency procedures in your area.

2. Stock up on emergency supplies - This should include non-perishable food items, bottled water, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, important documents, and a battery-powered or hand-crank radio. Make sure you have enough supplies to last at least 3-5 days.

3. Secure your property - Bring in any outdoor furniture, secure windows and doors, and trim trees and shrubs to remove any potential threats. Reinforce your garage door and make sure it is in good working order.

4. Create an evacuation plan - Know where you will go in case you need to evacuate, have a designated meeting spot for your family, and make sure you have transportation and fuel ready if you need to leave quickly.

5. Review your insurance coverage - Make sure your insurance coverage is up to date and covers hurricane damage. This should include flood insurance if you live in a flood-prone area.

By following these general steps, you can help ensure that you and your family stay safe during hurricane season. Always remember to take the threat of hurricanes seriously and be prepared before a storm hits.

Water Damage in the State Capital is Restored By SERVPRO

4/10/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO service trucks parked for water damage services SERVPRO trucks are parked and called in to provide water damage restoration for residents of Tallahassee, FL.

If you possess real estate, either your own home or rental properties, you're aware that many things can damage your investment. Instead of doing repairs yourself, you should have a professional crew that is experienced in water damage and the related problems that moisture and standing water can cause.

Damaged Interiors can Create a Loss of Enjoyment or Rental Income
Water damage in a Tallahassee home occurs quite often, and should always be taken care of immediately. Even if walls are not left soaking wet, absorbed water can wick up walls, damaging them. If water damage has happened upstairs, because an upper floor bathroom has had flooding or even a window was left open during a heavy storm, water can flow down the walls into lower stories. The water may not always be visible, either. Equipment like moisture sensors, thermal hygrometers, and infrared devices are used by SERVPRO technicians to detect the presence of water that is hidden from view.

Flooring and its coverings need to be dried quickly, and the underlay plus any supporting beams need to be inspected for damage. We employ powerful pumps, and wet vacs to extract as much water as possible before the use of drying equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers. If this is done quickly enough after water has been deposited by rains or by overflowing bathroom faucets, the damage caused by the presence of water can be minimalized.

Restoring Water Damaged Interiors is Less Costly When Water has Been Quickly Removed
This is because less drying time and fewer repairs are likely to be needed. This reduces the cost, as well. When fewer walls, hardwood flooring, furniture and other interior structures are damaged, the cost of materials and repairs decreases. It also means that your home or real estate property will be in habitable condition once again sooner. Water damage can create other issues too, such as bacterial and mold growth that can create adverse health effects to people. Our IICRC certified technicians from SERVPRO salvage as much as possible.

Protect Your Investment and Get the Professionals to Repair water Damage to Your Home
When you've got water damage in your home or real estate property, give SERVPRO of North Leon County a call at (850) 536-6599. We'll take care of any leftover water and then repair the damages.

Restoration Professionals Use Rapid Extraction and Drying on Tallahassee Water Damage.

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO service truck ready to head out to job called in. The SERVPRO team in North Leon County prepares to service another water damage in Tallahassee.

Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage with Rapid Extraction and Drying

Water damage is one the most severe events in a home or organization. SERVPRO has a highly trained team in water removal and damage restoration for both commercial and residential water losses. The working team follows the best practices of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification IICRC, and they are certified to have exceeded the expected industry demands.

The source of the water is not a problem to the team since there is cutting edge equipment handled by qualified technicians to perform the required tasks without delay. Our company has an excellent reputation for water removal and handling damage events in the Tallahassee area. When water affects a property, not to worry, our teams are well trained for any level of water removal and cleanup. Using the water extraction machines, SERVPRO team members can dry property fast and offer documentation to validate when the drying process has reached the desired moisture content level of the building materials and possessions.

The office staff, managers, and technicians all have knowledge of repair and restoration. The SERVPRO team has added the advantage of many years of working experience hence developing much confidence to handle various situations. The expert understanding of removing water helps to extract water quickly, detect moisture in a hidden area and ensure a thoroughly clean and dry home. Water damage is unique in different areas, therefore, requiring different techniques in removal and restoration, but the procedure is similar.

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated and is ready and near to help, the main aim being to make the surrounding areas including FAU free from the effects of unwanted water. The strategic position of the company plays a significant role to access many areas immediately either during the day or night. The primary goal is to return the damaged areas to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of North Leon County is a quick emergency response team ready to serve you at any time of the day. Contact us 24/7 by calling (850) 536-6599 in Tallahassee, FSU, and Centerville.

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What Fire Damage Looks Like, and What SERVPRO Experts Can Do to Restore Your Property.

3/1/2023 (Permalink)

Fire Damage on Tallahassee Property SERVPRO of North Leon County is brought in to restore fire damage in Tallahassee structure.

SERVPRO of North Leon County can clean up damage from smoke and soot in your Tallahassee home.

Smoke is a mixture of gases and small particles. The small particles are also called ash, and they include soot.

Soot is the collection of particles left from incomplete burning of products that contain carbon. These products include wood and coal.

Smoke and soot do not destroy materials the way fire does. They leave behind greasy films and have an unpleasant odor.

Smoke moves from warmer areas to cooler areas. You will find smoke and soot damage on the ceiling above where the fire started, but you will find the damage in other places. SERVPRO of North Leon County looks for damage in/on:

  • Outside walls and windows: Even if the fire was in the center of the room, smoke travels to the cooler areas.
  • Closed-off spaces: Smoke and soot settle in cooler areas, including dresser drawers, closed closets, and wall cavities.
  • Air ducts: smoke and soot travel throughout the house
  • Drapes and blinds. The drapes and blinds are cooler than other parts of the house. During a fire, the areas behind the drapes and blinds are cooler than the rest of the room. Remember that smoke travels to the cooler areas, leaving behind smoke and soot.

Our fire damage restoration experts investigate these areas to get a good idea of what kind of damage is in the building.

Water Damage From Toilet Overflow in Tallahassee Homes.

2/22/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage in Tallahassee Home Toilet overflow caused severe damage in Tallahassee home.

We have seen water damages of all kinds. One, the family had a little one who loved the flush the toilet. He/she loved it so much they flushed and flushed and continued to do so until it caused the toilet to start overflowing. Causing the water to overflow onto the tile, out the bathroom, through the floor to the downstairs ceiling and floor.

When our technicians arrive to a job, they introduce themselves, evaluate the entire damage and scene. Then they explain the next steps, and what needs to be done for that first day. We do our best to treat and set equipment the first day to control the temperature and environment as soon as possible to avoid any mold or further damage.

We understand that things happen, and it is not always in our control. Toilets can be fun and fascinating to little ones. We understand this was not the plan for you and your household. Our staff and technicians do their absolute best to walk you through the process and communicate the best they can. Remember SERVPRO of North Leon County is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. We are trained and ready to help you through your water damage today.

IICRC Qualification Is Part Of Our Commitment To The Community

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Leon County takes pride in IICRC Certification SERVPRO is an IICRC Firm in Tallahassee

SERVPRO of North Leon County is an IICRC firm. 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.

IICRC Certified Firms must:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

Condensation from your HVAC Can Cause Water Damage that SERVPRO Experts Can Fix

10/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water condensation leads to damage from ac unit in our North Leon County territory Tallahassee home has our team come provide dry out from ac unit damage.

Summer is over, but we aren’t fully into cold temperatures yet in Florida. During the warmer months, you have most likely been running your HVAC more than ever to keep it cool in your home or business. As the result, your HVAC creates plenty of condensation. That water needs somewhere to go, and it’s easy for those lines to become clogged quickly. This can cause your emergency line to either break or your drop pan to overfill. So what are you supposed to do if this happens and causes water damage?

  • First, call your HVAC company to service your unit. We have many great providers that we work with regularly and are always willing to call for you as well. This is probably the easiest and most efficient method, however you will have to pay for the service.
  • Make sure you check your primary condensation line is slowly dripping water when your HVAC is on. This is usually located near the ground outside the home located in an  area of high foot traffic.
  • If your primary line is not dripping check the secondary line, usually located somewhere like above a window or door.
  • If the primary, or both lines are not dripping while the unit is on, that means there is blockage. Find a way to flush out or remove the potential blockage. The cleanout will usually be located close to the HVAC main unit. Make sure you thoroughly research how to properly clear your lines before attempting to!
  • Check your HVAC unit drip pan, make sure it has no holes or rust around it. If it is damaged you may need to replace it.

If you have experienced issues with water damage due to your HVAC leaking, call our SERVPRO experts today.

SERVPRO Knows The Value of Water and the Danger of Water Too!

10/4/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team loads all equipment to handle large load after excesses rain in short period. Team has to rally after an extremely wet rain week causes extensive damage to our area residents.

Water, is a source of life and refreshment, but can also be devastating!  We all need water to survive, and in fact our bodies are made of mostly water, but when water is present in the wrong circumstances it can mean loss of life or property.  SERVPRO of North Leon County deals with the later on a daily basis- taking on the tough water moments so you can enjoy the satisfying ones!

During recent months, excessive rain was experienced in our area, so our team was called into action.  Now, our normal method of operation is to kick into action, but this rain event put us into high gear!  Everyone on the SERVPRO team was on high alert and ready to help our community with the water overage experienced by all.  It should be noted that at the start of this weather alert we were also called out to a very large sewage loss, which only added to the stress of the situation.

Calls were pouring in and the team was at capacity. Through level-headed composure, we were able to stay calm and wait. True to our belief systems, eventually something wonderful happened!  The team, with the direction of our fearless leader, dug deep and made it happen.  Everyone was filled with the true spirit of teamwork!!  Office staff were now field staff, field staff were happily working over-time and what we like to call the “Green Dream Team” was taking it all in stride. We even received a little help from our sister location SERVPRO of Central Tallahassee. We were taking care of our customers and in the end, that’s what is important to our team!

Today, it's still wet outside, but rest assured that our team is out there helping our community get dry and keeping water in the best place possible, their drinking glasses.