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Ongoing Cleaning Can Help Keep Your Business Running Smoothly in the Wake of the Pandemic.

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

North Leon County continues to suit up and show up for cleaning Certified Cleaned program executed by the North Leon County teams for businesses all over Tallahassee

Covid-19 brought elevated cleaning services to life. Today, local businesses continue to reap the rewards of our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned program.

Now that we have gotten everyone BACK to business, it’s important to us that we KEEP you in business.

For almost a full year, the expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we continue to offer businesses and commercial locations to address the continued sanitization methods we need to help people stay safe. Our proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.

Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 

Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Our team is standing by now and ongoing- ready to make sure you stay in the solution by way of our services.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Skills Needed to Keep Local Businesses Safe

7/17/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Team tends to Tallahassee commercial needs. IICRC Certified Technicians respond to commercial cleaning service call.
When you feel like germs are everywhere and you can't keep up, SERVPRO is here to help.

Our technicians have earned IICRC Certifications, making them just what the building ordered when it comes to germs!

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification(IICRC)  is the world’s leading authority on the standards for the restoration, mitigation, and remediation industry. SERVPRO of North Leon County is an IICRC Certified Firm, and that makes us uniquely qualified to serve any business in need of quality specialty cleaning services. That includes the standards required at retirement communities, assisted living centers, and many other such facilities. Our team performs specialized cleaning in buildings of every type after a property damage event such as sewage spills, water or fire damage, and anti-microbial remediation for mold, bacteria, or viruses on a daily basis. So this kind of cleaning for Tallahassee is in our wheelhouse. 

What can professional preventative cleaning do that goes beyond day-to-day cleaning? 

  • The right cleaners for the job. SERVPRO technicians are trained and licensed to use a broad array of EPA-registered antimicrobials for use in safeguarding the places you work, play, and live.
  • Protecting the public, especially seniors.  The CDC has announced that proactive deep cleaning provides a measure of protection from the potential spread of infection.  Of course, social distancing and washing our hands frequently also play a huge role in “flattening the curve”.
  • SERVPRO technicians use commercial grade equipment.  They have access to a variety of EPA registered cleaning agents and are experienced at using them in indoor environments.  In some cases they will construct a containment chamber to cordon-off a portion of the indoor environment. They can work safely within the contained area and reduce the risk of spreading pathogens from contaminated areas to non-contaminated areas.

SERVPRO of Central Tallahassee is a phone call away from implementing effective commercial sanitation measures at (850) 536-6599.

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Disclaimer: Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Moisture Affects Tallahassee Campuses- a City with Four and Growing.

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Florida State University Student Building Large Leon County Campus Facilities Subject to Mold

Moisture in Large Spaces Pose Threat to Dormitory Living 

With four major colleges in the city of Tallahassee, thousands of students occupy student living across the campuses. A large percentage of students live in shared space through the four year duration in college- sharing laundry areas, bathrooms, and other rooms that have water passing through regularly. Furthermore, group area facilities, that house student life amenities, are communal spaces that carry a high likelihood of challenges with water.

Delayed Cleanup and Maintenance Facilitates Mold Growth 

Undergrads are busy with studies and social lives, many savoring their first time living away from home in Tallahassee. Mold damage can get out of hand when housekeeping tasks are far down the to-do list. Dorm rooms can incubate molds in piles of damp laundry, kitchenettes can harbor mold when leaks are ignored, and study and party rooms offer moisture “hot spots” when beverages are knocked over and left unattended. 

Conventional Cleaning Methods Can Fail for Mold Remediation 

When your housekeeping staff finds mold damage in buildings on campus, they may unwittingly contribute to its spread. Mold spores are incredibly tiny and opportunistic, needing only oxygen and a small bit of moisture to swell and grow. The organism sends out hyphae as it grows, branching filaments that can delve deep into porous materials like drywall, ceiling tiles, wood, and even cracked and poorly sealed grout lines. Often the answer to visible mold is to use a diluted bleach solution sprayed on the surface. This treatment might fade a mold or mildew stain, but it cannot follow the wide-ranging hyphae that move far from the surface. As the water-heavy solution soaks structural components, it provides an additional source of moisture for mold, creating a rebound in the outbreak. SERVPRO manages the situation differently. 

Call in the Mold Remediation Experts     

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols for mold remediation are SERVPRO’s blueprint. They include: 

  • Containment of the mold-infested area--traditional cleaning methods skip this step, permitting spores to travel 
  • Removal by scraping, brushing, and abrasive methods like soda blasting to rid the area of colonies and incapacitate the hyphae thoroughly
  • Cleaning of disturbed and settled spores and other debris with vacuums and wipe-downs with EPA-registered products.
  • Drying of the space and elimination of the moisture source to limit future outbreaks 

SERVPRO of North Leon County has a reliable protocol and experience in mold remediation applicable in commercial settings.

Call us at (850) 536.6599 to schedule a walkthrough and evaluation of mold damage in student living and recreating quarters today.

Commercial Disinfecting Services- What to do When Emergencies Return.

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crews line up to deliver commercial services in Tallahassee Leon County SERVPRO restoration team amps up to bring commercial services to the community on demand.

There's nothing more important in a workplace environment than guaranteeing the health and safety of all employees. During a global pandemic, that task seems much more challenging than it might usually be. 

Now more than ever, office disinfection is crucial to the functioning of your workspace. It may seem like a daunting task, but we're here to make it simple for you and your business. Read on to discover the best ways to keep your employees safe with office disinfection. 

Develop Your Office Disinfection Plan 

According to the official CDC guidelines, the first step to cleaning and disinfecting your facility is to create an office disinfection plan. This may seem obvious at first but it's incredibly important that all your employees are on the same page about this plan. 

Determine what areas in your office space need to be cleaned most. Then, determine how each area should be disinfected and what resources and equipment will be required to do so. 

Address Air Quality and Ventilation Systems 

As you probably know, the coronavirus is an airborne virus which means that air quality is more important than ever. Not only that, but according to a 2017 HBR study, stale office air can actually make you less productive. 

If your office was already suffering from poor air circulation, now is definitely the time to address the issue. You can conduct air quality assessments to test existing HVAC systems and adapt controls and any necessary filtration measures. 

Promote Handwashing Even More Than Usual

Your employees should already be required to wash their hands before returning to work but now this is more important than ever. Post handwashing and drying signs everywhere! 

Make sure your hand soap is always full and encourage employees to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds. You can also provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer throughout the office space to encourage even better hygiene. 

Consider a Professional Cleaning Service 

It can be a lot of work to constantly keep up with an office disinfection plan. Fortunately, you don't have to task on this task completely alone. 

Hiring a professional cleaning service might be a good thing to consider if your office is particularly large and a lot of people are coming in and out of the space every day. A cleaning service can come in as often as you desire to help you stay on top of your office disinfection. 

Maintain and Revise Plan as Necessary 

Of course, what we know about the coronavirus is changing every day. Make sure you stay in constant communication with your employees to see how they feel. 

Revise based on appropriate disinfectant and PPE availability. A plan is only effective if you continue to follow through and update it when you need to. 

Keeping Your Employees as Safe as Possible 

It may seem like a scary time, but going to work doesn't have to be scary. Your employees work hard for your business, so they should feel safe when they show up for work. 

Water Mitigation Process for Local Businesses in Tallahassee

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Office in Tallahassee Flooded Leon County office endures serious water damage

SERVPRO Can Help Develop the Right Water Mitigation Processes for Tallahassee Businesses to Minimize Disruptions

Water can mess with your business operations in different ways if there is an uncontrolled leak or other sudden intrusions at your retail outlet. You can expect interruptions whether the water spill affects the service areas, storage sections, or utility areas at your Tallahassee business premises. Incidents affecting the areas accessed by customers tend to have more noticeable impacts.

What concerns does the water mitigation done at your Tallahassee premises need to address to eliminate work disruptions?

  • Failure of some of the infrastructures that support your business
  • Risks of injury to customers or staff members
  • The vulnerable feeling you have that the incident might recur

Water is a universal solvent that affects many materials found in buildings. For instance, it can corrode power cables interfering with the flow of current to lights, electronic appliances, and other utilities that you need to deliver services to your clients. Indoor rated data cables are affected when water permeates the jacket material, thus disrupting signals. Moisture can also eat into structural materials. If water removal and other restoration processes do not address such deterioration, you might be forced to close the business indefinitely at a later date to make expensive repairs and replacements.

Our SERVPRO technicians help scrutinize all areas by opening up sockets, checking recessed lights, and inspecting various types of cables for accumulated water, or signs of moisture intrusion. Alternatively, we inspect wall cavities, ceilings, and other areas using non-invasive methods such as scrutinizing them using thermal cameras.  If we find water in any of the cavities that we inspect, we can remove it using mechanical approaches such as drilling weep holes or by using sophisticated systems such as drying mats or injecti-dry systems.

What injuries can water intrusion cause?

Water is mostly harmless when you consider the quantities that leaks or other types of spills involve.  However, interaction with other materials at the property can create risky conditions for the people that visit your business premises. For instance, the water that spills on floor surfaces leaves them slick, increasing the chances of slip and fall accidents. The immediate response to water intrusions is to mark and isolate wet areas using warning signs meaning that people can no longer access those areas. Since the signs are mostly placed outside the building, some potential clients may end up avoiding your business altogether when they notice the warning signs. Completing water extraction faster can ensure the signs only stay in place for a short while, minimizing the disruption.

Water removal may require the use of pumps, extractors, and other equipment that utilize different types of hoses and power cables, which end up creating obstacles that can trip people as they move around your business premises. Our technicians use various approaches to ensure that the restoration process is organized.  For instance, we must have a staging area for the equipment and supplies we need to fix the damages caused by water intrusion. We also group cables or hoses and secure them with Velcro straps or other fasteners. An arranged loss site poses minimal risks to customers and other visitors.

How likely are water damage incidents to recur after mitigation?

The primary reason water damage in Tallahassee might recur is likely to be associated with the cause rather than the mitigation efforts.  Water intrusions affecting commercial establishments mostly originate from:

  • Leaky roofs
  • HVAC condensation issues
  • Faulty appliances
  • Leaking pipes

Establishing the exact source of the water that damages your business, and taking steps to fix it helps eliminate any feeling of vulnerability that you might have. Most of the source points are located in hidden areas such as crawlspaces and cavities, thus necessitating a skillful approach to pinpoint the origin of the intrusion. Choosing a comprehensive repair option such as replacing all damaged and worn out parts from the utility systems, helps forestall the possibility of immediate recurrence, which would be detrimental to your business.

Lack of thoroughness during the mitigation process can lead to the recurrence of secondary water damage. For instance, failure to dry materials to the correct level leaves moisture residues that can spark mold development, rotting, or other kinds of deterioration.  Our SERVPRO Structural Drying Technicians work with specific moisture content figures to guarantee sufficient drying. For instance, when drying solid wood, we confirm that the moisture drops to an average of 10% in all affected wooden materials.

A Business Under Water is No Use to Their Customers- Commercial Water Clean-up Help is Here

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Local Restaurant Suffers Water Damage Tallahassee Business Seeks Water Damage Support From the Pros

Tallahassee has many excellent restaurants, and each has extensive plumbing to serve the kitchen, salad bar, and restroom facilities. A small water line break is all it takes to flood a large area.

When a Tallahassee restaurant ends up with flooding, commercial water removal is required. Starting this process soon after the water line breaks can often help us save carpeting, as well as wood flooring, much more efficiently. When these become extensively damaged, saving them becomes much less likely.

Removing water from a broken line is much more than pumping out all the standing water. Our technicians also use hand-held extractors, heated floor mats that cause an increased rate of evaporation, and massive air movers. Drying out walls, much like flooring, can save these from needing replacements, if completed quickly. Rapid drying keeps moisture from spreading in interior areas of drywall, flooring, and other materials.

Furniture can also become saturated when water wicks upward from floor-length fabric pieces. These need specialized care that our Certified Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician expertly provides. Protecting the look your patrons know and recognize is important to us.

In the kitchen, however, there remain a vast supply of food goods that, according to local health regulations, can no longer find their way to diners' tables. Disposing of the food inventory that came into contact with flood water is always listed on an inventory sheet. Part of restoring your restaurant includes helping you replace what the disaster destroyed.

Odor often results from saturated carpets, regardless of how clean your staff keeps them. Minute food particles that escape vacuum cleaners adds significantly to the smell. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can ensure that those dining at your establishment find no unwanted odors present to interfere with their enjoyment of your chef's creations.

SERVPRO of North Leon County is always available when you need them the most. Call us at our local number, 850.583.9024, for the latest in technological advances that make a difference in the final result of your water removal needs.

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The Main Types of Mold Found in Commercial Properties in North Florida

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall person cleans mold inside a Tallahassee business.

The Main Types of Mold Found in Homes

Did you know that health services have found more than 1,000 types of mold in homes throughout America? Contrary to what many people think, mold can pop up in both old and new homes.

It just takes a bit of moisture and some tiny spores for an infestation to begin. Once this happens, you may not notice a mold problem right away.

There are several different kinds of mold found in commercial buildings. You can learn more about these types here, along with what you should do to get rid of mold.


Let's begin with a common type of house mold, Alternaria. This mold can grow both inside and outside of your home and likes damp areas. So, keep an eye out for mold growth where water tends to pool or sit.

Check things like your drains, faucets, and showerheads. Also window sills in arge commercial windows.


Along with Alternaria, you could also have Aspergillus. It is another common type of building mold. It may cause health effects.

So, even though Aspergillus does not rank high in terms of level of concern, you still want to remove it. It is never good to have mold in any building as it can grow everywhere. 


Next, we have Aureobasidium, a mold commonly found in wooden objects. If you check around your furniture, you might find this mold growing there.

It also favors things like old walls and wallpaper. You can identify this mold easily because it takes on a pink, spotted look when it grows on surfaces. 


Chaetomium is found in drywall. That is especially true if the drywall has water damage. It is a common mold that we have to remove often in Tallahassee businesses. 

Stachybotrys Chartarum

Stachybotrys Chartarum is the mold everyone knows. Its other name? Black mold. That is one of the most dangerous molds you can find and you should have it removed immediately. Please refer to our Mold Damage Tips to learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives. 

Mold Prevention

Once you discover mold in your house, call a mold remediation service. They will come out and inspect the area. Once they determine what type of mold you have in your home, they will move forward with containment and removal.

Once they rid your home of the problem, a service like SERVPRO will continue with a restoration process. If you want to prevent mold growth from the start, be sure to pay attention to areas of your house that may experience water damage. Inspect those areas, and take action before mold can grow into a bigger problem. 

SERVPRO of North Leon County Battles Different Types of Mold

As you can tell, there are several types of mold you need to watch. Black mold may be one of the most dangerous, but it isn't the only mold spore that can grow inside your home.

We hope this article helps you better understand how to pinpoint the signs of mold growth. If you notice something in your home, it may be time to hire a mold remediation service like SERVPRO.

We will employ a highly-trained team that will come out to remove the mold from your home. Please feel free to contact us the moment you notice an infestation. That way, we can keep it at bay and prevent it from coming back. 

Why You Should Hire a Commercial Mold Removal Company

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

mold growth on wall water damage with mold damage on bathroom wall inside home

Why You Should Hire a Commercial l Mold Removal Company

Keeping your office mold-free requires knowing when you need an expert. Here are signs you should hire a professional mold removal company.

Mold isn't just ugly to look at, it can also spread quite rapidly and wreak havoc on your home.

Whether you're seeing mold for the first time or you're concerned that it could get worse, there are some key things to look for when considering whether or not you should hire a mold removal company.

Read on for a list of five signs it's time to make the call so you can mitigate the mold and move on with your life.

1. You Smell Mold But Can't See It

Mold has a very distinguishable musty smell that can show itself well before you actually see it. If you're suddenly noticing the smell of mold, it's quite likely that there is some lurking under the surface of your walls, floors, or other areas. When it comes to the smell of mold or mildew, you should call a mold removal company before it gets out of control.

2. Signs of Mold in Your HVAC System

Mold thrives on moisture, so it's not surprising that it can build up in your ductwork and the rest of your HVAC system. When this happens, it can easily start to spread into the air, releasing tiny mold spores that you can't see. If you notice visible mold near air vents or the system itself, it's time to give the professionals a call.

3. Mold on Walls: Time to Call the Mold Removal Company

Mold typically starts out small but can quickly spread over a large area, leaving you surprised and worried. If you can visibly see mold on your walls start to grow, it's definitely time to look into hiring mold removers. The damage from mold can be quite extensive, so the sooner you call, the better.

4. Water Damage in the Home

Whether it's from leaky plumbing or a leaking roof, water damage in your home means mold will either show up eventually, or it's already there. Any water damage inside your home can become a breeding ground for mold. Contact a mold removal company as soon as possible, since they have the mold removal tools and skills to pinpoint and eradicate it fast.

5. You Tried to Remove it Before

There are many health effects of mold, so if you've seen it in the past, there's a good chance you've tried to get rid of it yourself. While some methods might work temporarily, they don't always kill the mold long-term. If you've tried to get rid of mold in the past and it's still hanging around, you'll need to contact the professionals to help you get it out of your home for good.

Keep Mold Gone for Good

Whether it's that unpleasant smell you recognize, or you see mold with the naked eye, it's important to know the signs when it's time to call a mold removal company. Not only will this service get rid of the nasty mold, but it'll also give you peace of mind.

When you're ready to get help with your mold problems or if you have questions about our services, be sure to contact us today.

How Different Types of Flooring React to Water Damage

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

inside home with wooden floor wood floor in Tallahassee

Some Flooring Fares Well During Floods While Some Does Not

Flood damage is very rarely a light load on a home, and in the vast majority of cases, flooding has a severe negative impact on the home. In many cases, the most damaged and most concerning element of the damage is flooring. Floors are completely submerged during floods, causing water to seep in and wreak havoc. But how exactly does water damage affect different types of flooring? SERVPRO technicians are trained to deal with and restore all of these flooring types, and can help with any flooding on them.
Wood Flooring
In Tallahassee, water damage is often most pronounced on wood flooring. Wood is very vulnerable to flooding and other water damage, as its materials have been intentionally dried and when wet can rapidly change shape and warp. Flooring commonly loses color, stains, and loses shape, but thankfully we have techniques to deal with all of these problems, and can replace the floors if all else fails.
Carpeting is often typically very hard-hit by a flood. Carpets have space in between their fibers and underneath them and are usually composed of cotton, fabric, or plastic fiber, all of which are highly susceptible to permanent water damage. The aforementioned spaces can be widened, tearing the very material apart, and carpets are very prone to staining and discoloration. Where a rug of a different color is on top of a carpet, its color may bleed through and cause thick discoloration. Carpets are often ripped up and replaced after a flood to prevent serious mold growth from occurring in the home.
Tile and Concrete
Tile, concrete, and other stone floors often fare the best in a flood. The tiles themselves are typically immune to water, requiring only cleaning and sanitization following a flood. Concrete, on the other hand, may stain and become discolored, although this is typically cleanable or easily painted over. Be mindful, however, that some types of tile grout may be susceptible to water damage, and can easily grow mold. A fresh grout layer may be required following flooding over tile.
Well-equipped to deal with all types of flooring following a flood or other significant water damage, SERVPRO of North Leon County is a reliable home restoration and repair company ready to help 24/7. Call us at (850) 536-6599 for emergency water damage services.

Early Signs of Water Damage That Shouldn't Be Left Ignored

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

woman walking in flood flood damage at Tallahassee business

Water damage at your business should never be ignored. The damage itself may seem minimal and, in a way, it is.

That's because the real problem is the cause of the water damage. For instance, it's possible that you have an exterior leak that's eating away at your roof. Or, water could be trickling from a damaged pipe that's about to burst.

In any case, it's imperative that you deal with water damage as soon as you see it. To help with this, we've listed the 8 most common signs of water damage to look for in your home. Read on to learn more.

1. Dampness, Leaks, Puddles

Excess moisture that never seems to go away is a bad sign. If it hasn't caused any damage yet, it definitely will soon. Besides, moisture that isn't dried up quickly enough can allow mold to grow.

2. Dripping Noises

Sometimes you don't see any leaks but you can still hear them. If you hear dripping in your home, seek out the source of the noise until you find it.

Hopefully, it's an easily fixable faucet leak. But if the water is dripping anywhere else, call a professional water damage restoration company right away.

3. Water Stains

Water soaking through your ceiling or trickling down your walls leaves dark stains. These usually look like rings on the ceiling or streaks trailing down your walls.

4. Bubbling/Flaking Paint

When moisture gets under the paint on your walls or ceiling, the paint begins to detach from the wall. As a result, the paint will blister, crack, and start flaking away.

5. Swelling, Sagging, or Cracking of Ceiling or Walls

Wood and other building materials become swollen when moisture remains on them for a long time. That's because absorbent materials like wood will soak up the water like a sponge.

You might see this in your interior walls and ceilings. But this damage can also occur on the exterior of your home, namely in the roofing and siding.

6. Musty Odors

Musty odors are usually from constant dampness or mold growth. Do your best to find out where musty smells are coming from so that water/mold damage can be addressed.

7. Increased Water Bill

Lastly, if your water bill has recently increased by a lot, and you can't figure out why, it could mean that you have a plumbing leak. That doesn't necessarily mean that the leak is inside your property where it can cause damage to the building. But it's still definitely worth it to have your plumbing checked.

Watch Out For These Signs of Water Damage

If you noticed any of these signs of water damage, we can help. Contact us here so we can restore your water-damaged building right away.

How to Deal With Graffiti at Your Business

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

graffiti on wall graffiti clean up service for Tallahassee business

Are you having a graffiti problem in your area? Unfortunately, you're not alone. In the United States, graffiti removal costs around 12 billion dollars each year.

But, what's the safest and easiest way to remove graffiti from your home or business? Read on for our guide to graffiti removal.

Consider The Surface Affected By The Graffiti

You'll need to consider what surfaces are damaged by the graffiti when considering how to remove it effectively.

For example, if you're asking yourself, "how to remove graffiti from brick", you'll probably require power washing. That means it's safest to contact professional cleaning services to remove the graffiti from your home or business.

Removing graffiti from metal surfaces is usually easier since it can often be removed with paint thinner. If graffiti is painted on wood, it can be extremely difficult to remove without damaging the wood, particularly if the wood is damaged in any way or is older. 

If your problem is that you need to remove graffiti from concrete, you may be able to remove some of the paint with good old soap and water. It could be a little time-consuming, though, so you may want to pay someone else to do it anyway. Your time is valuable, after all.

No matter what, you should be trying to remove the graffiti from your home or business as quickly as possible.

Consider The Materials Used To Create Graffiti

Different materials used in graffiti can be easier or harder to removed, based on the chemicals contained in the products. Some things that can be used to create graffiti include:

  • Magic markers
  • Permanent markers
  • Spray paint
  • Oil-based chalk
  • Paint Markers

Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell what materials were used to create graffiti, especially when you're not an artist. A professional graffiti removal service can evaluate the situation and figure out what the best approach is.

If graffiti is painted on a previous paint job, it may be easiest just to repaint and cover up the graffiti. As long as the graffiti isn't altering the surface of the material, it's usually a simpler call.

Call in the Professionals

Ultimately, it's always safest to contact professionals for your graffiti removal needs. You'll be less likely to accidentally damage or stain the surfaces you're trying to remove the graffiti from.

Before you call in the professionals, however, you should contact your city or town. Some areas have bylaws and the like regarding graffiti, and some may even offer graffiti removal services. You want to stay within the bounds of the law, and take advantage of what services are offered to you.

After that, look into the best possible graffiti removal options in your area, and choose what's right for you.

Get Started With Graffiti Removal Today

Clearly, you have many options when it comes to graffiti removal. 

Are you looking for graffiti removal and cleaning services in the Tallahassee area? Contact us today for everything you need.

Air Duct Cleaning Services and Protecting Your Business

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

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5 Ways Air Duct Cleaning Services Could Protect Your Business

Check your ventilation systems with an air duct cleaning service and see the benefits it could have on you and your business.

Making your building more comfortable is one way to boost employee morale and efficiency, as well as make your customers happy. An often overlooked but crucial part of keeping your business clean and comfortable is to keep your ventilation system in top shape.

When was the last time you considered your air ducts? If it's been a while or if you've never thought about it, now is the time.

Here are five benefits of using an air duct cleaning service for your business.

1. Improves Heating and Cooling Efficiency

Your heating and cooling system works harder when there is a buildup in the air ducts. Why? Debris in the air ducts impedes the airflow.

As a result of the motor working harder to deliver warm or cool air, the system uses more energy. When your heating and cooling system works harder to keep the building comfortable, all that extra energy use costs you more.

An air duct cleaning service leaves your ducts clean and clear, resulting in a more efficient system.

2. Better Air Quality

Clean air ducts can help improve the air quality inside your business. Dirty air ducts can push all the accumulated dust, pest debris, pollen, mold spores, and so on into the building.

Keeping your business air ducts clean by using commercial cleaning services benefits you and your employees.

3. Clean up Leftover Dust From Remodeling

If you've recently remodeled your business or performed any sort of construction inside, you probably realized how much dust and debris it caused. Even if you think you've done a great job with post-construction cleaning, much of that dust ended up in your air ducts.

Thankfully, a ventilation inspection and air duct cleaning can remove all that leftover dust, leaving you to enjoy your newly remodeled business.

You might also want to consider investing in commercial cleaning services to keep your business clean, healthy, and safe for your employees and your customers.

4. May Help With Odors

If you notice an unpleasant odor that might be coming from your HVAC system, an inspection and cleaning may help. An air duct cleaning will remove particulate deposits. That said, you may need to discover the source of the odor to eliminate the problem completely.

Common reasons for offensive odors include moisture buildup or mold growth, rodents, droppings, etc. A technician can help pinpoint the source of the odor.

5. Longer System Lifespan

Regular cleaning services can help extend the life of your heating and cooling system. Debris and dust that make their way to your system can get inside the components, including the motor. This can cause the components to wear down and break over time.

Air duct cleanings ensure your system stays clean, which can reduce wear and tear.

Schedule Your Air Duct Cleaning Service Today

We hope these five advantages of getting an air duct cleaning service convinced you. Maintaining your air ducts can help protect your business by keeping the air clean and healthy. As a result, your employees, customers, and heating and cooling system all benefit.

If you're ready to schedule an air duct cleaning, leave it to us at SERVPRO of North Leon County. Fill out our online form to request a service or ask us any questions.

How We Work with Insurance to Protect Your Business

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Apart from our experience in a crisis, we also have established business dealings with all area insurance providers and major brands, giving us a distinct advantage with areas like damage assessment and cataloging.

We strive to work quickly and efficiently, limiting any modifications to an active schedule or listing of events upcoming in the venue or arena. Apart from our experience in a crisis, we also have established business dealings with all area insurance providers and major brands, giving us a distinct advantage with areas like damage assessment and cataloging.

Water damage can be particularly hazardous, as excessive moisture can damage expensive flooring of all types of surfaces. As is the case with all water loss incidents, the faster that professionals like our SERVPRO team can get to the emergency, the less costly and destructive it can be. We have sophisticated tools that can help to protect newly saturated flooring materials like wood and vinyl.

We understand that your facility is likely well protected with insurance coverage and that threats like water damage should get covered by this plan. Our SERVPRO team has worked with the insurance providers in the area and understand what they need to approve a claim and can work alongside adjusters to provide accurate assessments and inspections to get approval for all of the work that your property needs. 

Insurance companies often need an experienced guiding hand in a crisis to place value and importance on specific tasks and practices. Wood planking with a finish and paint on it can have a degree of water resistance, often leaving our professionals to only have to utilize our drying mats over a short period to ensure that the right degree of moisture removal occurs to return the flooring material to its original look and feel before the next home game.

While water loss incidents do not always happen, knowing how to address these concerns in advance is critical. We have a full team of qualified SERVPRO of North Leon County water restoration specialists. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (850) 536-6599.

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What Should I Do After a Pipe Bursts in My Business?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

pipe burst Call SERVPRO for any type of water removal and remediation efforts you need. We can get you back to work in no time.

SERVPRO Commercial Water Extraction Teams in Tallahassee are Available Within Four Hours of Notification of Loss.

What forms should I fill out for commercial restoration?

When restoration is required at your Tallahassee business, it is vital to understand the claims process for both your records and accounts. The first form you should fill is a notification of loss, which forms the basis for your claim. Burst pipes can leak hundreds of gallons into your business in a matter of hours. In urgent, emergencies the necessary form to fill out is the authorization to perform services form. This legal document gives our technicians the ability to begin emergency mitigation procedures that can significantly reduce the expense of a commercial claim. Water extraction typically involves the deployment of electric submersible pumps and extractors to transport excess water out of the premises.

How are emergency services recorded for my commercial claim?

When we perform water extraction at your Tallahassee business premises, work is recorded in a water damage emergency services report. SERVPRO is a qualified and accountable commercial restoration team, which means we welcome your review of work services. Typically, these forms include a job diagram to display the dimensions and extent of the damage. It also includes your commercial claim estimate. You can also review emergency services, restoration estimated charges, and any notes a crew chief has made regarding the repair. This information can be passed onto your business insurer to complete a stress-free claims process.

What are the critical documents needed to carry out commercial business restoration?

- An authorization form to begin working at your business

- Water damage emergency services report for your claim

- Crew chief notes that are digitally recorded in a job diary

Emergency services could help to control the losses in your business. Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599.

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Help! My Home Has a Significant Water Damage Problem--How Do I Find the Best Water Restoration Companies in Tallahassee?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in commercial building When your office suffers water damage, call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

Follow These Tips to Make Sure You Consider All Aspects of Your Needs as You Choose from Among Tallahassee Water Restoration Companies   

Water damage rarely gives its victims time for a deliberate response. One minute you are busy running your Tallahassee business, and the next, you are splashing through several inches of water from a ruptured water heater or a burst supply pipe. Seasonal storms strike, and some years your number is up as you watch high winds and torrential rains deposit floodwaters inside your house, top-down, and bottom-up. As each minute passes, both the structure and contents of your business are taking a beating. The intensity of the damage is beyond your DIY skills. You must get professional help, but how to choose from among many alternatives? 

Is the Location of a Water Restoration Company Important? 

Some water restoration companies in Tallahassee seem to have no permanent presence in the area, announcing their services with a knock on the door or a sticky flyer attached to your mailbox. Although you might jump at a chance to engage a restoration company at the height of your crisis, finding and partnering with a reputable local company is crucial. 

  • You can talk directly with management, not just a salesperson.
  • You can check into the firm's reputation with your local BBB and talk with friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members who used the company's services in the past. 
  • You can ask to talk to recent customers or view local testimonials for a good sense of the company's results and work ethic.
  • You can continue your relationship with a local restorer if questions or concerns arise after your project completes. 

Is There One Crucial Feature Beyond Location that Separates High-Quality Water Restoration Companies from Also-Rans? 

As you sort the water damage restoration options available to you, a deal-breaker is any indication that the company you consider lacks licensing or restoration training, especially no certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Check to see if the company and its technicians have mastered this international restoration standards-setting organization's rigorous coursework. At SERVPRO, we obtain certification for our business and our employees, update ourselves regularly, and avail ourselves of e-learning and continuing and advanced education courses: 

  • Initial Franchise Training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility
  • Employee Certification Training
  • IICRC Training -- basic to master levels 

Local and Appropriately Trained -- Check! What Else Should I Require When Choosing a Restoration Company? 

Inquire at a minimum about two other key features of premier water damage restoration companies in Tallahassee

Does the Water Damage Restoration Company Invest in Innovative, High-Quality, and Large Capacity Equipment? 

Although the fundamental actions needed from a water restoration company are water extraction and structural drying, the tools with which technicians achieve these tasks can differentiate between a fast recovery and a long slog. Failing to remove the water and begin efficient drying within 24 to 48 hours risks secondary damage like mold growth and progressive deterioration of building materials. To facility fast progress, we stock:

Commercial-grade truck-mounted extractors with a holding tank capacity of 60 to more than 100 gallons, should containment and legally prescribed disposal become necessary

  • Portable extractors that technicians can wear like backpacks, gaining access to confined spaces
  • Negative pressure air systems can focus suction on wet areas of multi-layered wood floors and pull flooding out of building cavities when connecting hoses through drilled or cut holes -- reversing the pressure to positive to direct warm air into cavities for drying
  • Significant inventories of air movers and several different types of dehumidifiers to achieve structural drying 

Will the Water Restoration Company Help with Insurance Claims? 

Proving that the damage done should receive payment from your insurance company is an exacting exercise. Flood coverage is best confirmed before any loss as it is not always part of regular home insurance policies. Our team works closely with you to document the harm caused by the water incursion regardless of source. We have constructive relationships with many carriers, and your agent might even recommend our services, indeed a point in our favor. 

Not surprisingly, all water restoration companies cannot offer the same services. SERVPRO of North Leon County wants to earn your business through our training, experience, equipment, and commitment to our community. Call us at (850) 536-6599 to schedule an assessment.

How Long Does Burning Smell Stay in after a Cooking Fire?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your business so you can return safely after a fire.

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Commercial Fire Damage in your Tallahassee Restaurant by Performing Effective Odor Removal.

What causes fire odor in a restaurant?

Tallahassee restaurant managers may have to deal with a cooking fire in their business at some point during ownership. These odors can spread rapidly through the smoke and are complicated to deal with due to their greasy texture. Commonly, a kitchen fire occurs because of grease or animal protein. These sticky smoke deposits do not respond well to water, which increases the risk of spreading damages around during a cleanup. SERVPRO technicians can deploy a full range of chemical cleaning agents with an oil-based composite to soak and remove soiling on oven hoods, appliances, walls, and ventilation systems (HVAC). We pre-test smoke residues to understand both the pH level as well as whether they are oil or water-based to ensure that we use the right cleaning solvent for your business.

Why do odors remain after a fire?

Odor particles are volatile, spreading quickly and requiring commercial fire damage restoration from a Tallahassee expert. Usually, these odor particles are local to the smoke residues that affect surfaces throughout the building. In some situations, these particles can enter small crevices behind cooking equipment or wall-paint, flooring, and ceiling. Odors do depart naturally, but often the period for dispersal can be as long as two weeks, for most restaurant managers that can be too long to wait as it can affect the dining area or affect food quality. The most effective method of removal is to dispose of any non-salvageable charred materials while using solvent cleaning to deal with thick smoke residues. 

What should I do after a restaurant fire?

- Temporarily close the business 

- Contact your business insurer to explain the situation

- Use a qualified fire restoration services to clean and restore damages

Odors can affect your business's bottom line by creating an unpleasant environment for both customers and staff. Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 for commercial restoration assistance.

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What Types of Mold are Lurking in My Tallahassee Residential Complex?

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage lurking in office ceiling Those telltale patches often signify that you have both water and mold damage in your office ceiling. Call SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Tools Necessary for Effective Commercial Mold Remediation for Tallahassee Businesses

Did you know that there are over 100,000 types of mold to be found in the world today? While only some of these fungal growths typically settle indoors, and all buildings in Tallahassee contain some amount of mold, too much can create both structural and air quality concerns.

If you need commercial mold damage remediation for your Tallahassee multi-family rental property, SERVPRO is available to provide these services 24/7. Technicians receive training in mold remediation to maintain a high standard of professional knowledge while meeting industry benchmarks.

What Types of Mold are Common in Rental Properties?

  • Alternaria. This common mold lives both outdoors and indoors. It prefers damp areas like sinks, showers, and dark, humid areas.
  • Chaetomium. If you have had water-damaged drywall previously, you have likely encountered this mold. Chaetomium is easily identified by its old, musty smell, which is typically associated with water damage in walls.
  • Trichoderma. Trichoderma is another type of mold that prefers damp areas, but tends to proliferate in damp carpeting, wallpaper, and similarly damp, porous surfaces in the home.

How Does SERVPRO Prevent the Spread of Mold?

SERVPRO’s contamination procedures are not only designed to prevent mold from spreading in the contaminated area, but they also keep mold spores out of adjacent units, HVAC systems, and common areas. Containment measures for mold remediation include:

  • 6mm polyethylene sheeting to cover entryways in the affected area and sealing HVAC vents.
  • Separate decontamination areas for tools and equipment used by SERVPRO techs.
  • Creating negative air pressure in the affected area to prevent mold spores from traveling.

SERVPRO of North Leon County is ready to leave your property looking, “Like it never even happened,” when you call (850) 536-6599.

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Why Should My Business Outsource Water Loss Recovery?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

A commercial bathroom, with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. SERVPRO wants to help your Tallahassee company get back to work.

Water Damage Mitigation and Remediation in Tallahassee Commercial Buildings Streamlined by SERVPRO Crews

As a company owner, you understand your unique mission to provide goods and services to your customers. You have the skills and tools to meet their needs and the ability to respond to their challenges. 

How Can a Specialized Disaster Response Company Help You Achieve  Your Mission?

Although you might have confidence in your cleaning staff or contractor, responding to events like significant water damage in your Tallahassee retail or production facility is beyond their training, experience, and equipment. Even clean water incursions from broken supply lines can overwhelm your staff’s resources. If you add the complications of infectious waste when sewage backs up or chemicals and other hazardous substances mix into the fluids, the training and expertise of water containment and disposal experts are crucial.

How Does a Water Disaster Company Prepare for Your Crisis?

SERVPRO counts professional commercial water damage mitigation and remediation as the cornerstone of our mission. We invest in both cutting-edge equipment and advanced training for our technicians through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring our team is ready for any disaster. 

What Are the Skills Our Team Brings?

Our managers and crew members certify in a broad range of IICRC specialties. After we manage safety concerns, we move into action, addressing water removal, containment, and disposal needs, following local regulations for any hazardous fluids. Water and moisture detection and measurements inform our drying goals, and we compare that data throughout the drying stage to the information we glean during periodic monitoring of those levels. 

How Does Our Equipment Compare?

Our submersible pumps and truck-mounted equipment extracts even thousands of gallons of water swiftly. During the drying phase, we use the following commercial-grade equipment to create a balance of the following to achieve normal moisture levels before secondary damage occurs:

  • Air movers
  • Heaters
  • High-efficiency dehumidifiers

Rely on SERVPRO of North Leon County to provide an appropriately scaled and successful response to any water damage scenario your business suffers. Call (850) 536-6599 day or night. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How SERVPRO Cleans Flood Damaged Tallahassee Restaurants

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Restaurant and table and chairs. Should your restaurant experience flood damage, call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

Ideal Cleaning Products in Tallahassee Restaurants After Flooding 

Aromas can be an enticing element to your marketing for the Tallahassee restaurant that you run, as the right smell can draw in passing pedestrians. After a disaster like natural flooding that invades a small portion of your dining area, you might not experience the need for a full closure of your restaurant. However, cleaning is a vital step to getting this area back to normal. Much like the aroma that can attract business, harsh cleansers like phenolics can deter foot traffic as well. 

Choosing the right cleaning product for the job involves a calculated scoping of the work to get done to restore the flood damage in your Tallahassee business. Mitigation tactics can prevent the spread of potential contaminants and floodwater to other areas of your dining space, and we can construct temporary containment barriers to prevent cross-contamination from unsuspecting guests in your restaurant wandering into a drying zone. Cleaning surfaces and contents in this workspace utilize potent cleansers that are not abrasive to your customers’ senses. 

Quaternary Compounds  

Disinfection is an essential element of recovering your dining area after mild flood damage. After you have extracted surface water from non-porous materials like concrete subflooring after removing carpets and padding from the damaged area, our SERVPRO technicians can utilize disinfectants like the quaternary compounds. These products can get mixed with specific detergents and have a naturally pleasant smell and has the strength to counteract other offensive odors in the damaged area.


Natural agents like thyme oil and citric acid are the base for many of the botanical cleaning products that our professionals use. Regarding odors, botanicals are much more pleasing to the senses than most of the chemical compounds commonly used as biocides, antimicrobials, or disinfectants. 

Both of these types of products can provide a lasting clean that addresses the present contamination threat without overwhelming the rest of the structure with odors you might experience with chlorines like bleach or phenolics. However we can keep you in business after a disaster like flooding, you can trust our SERVPRO of North Leon County team to help. Give us a call at (850) 536-6599. 

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How SERVPRO Mitigates Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Miami

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipoment drying ceiling olf business After responding to a water loss even at this business, we were able to provide a complete restoration with minimal interruptions.

Commercial Water Removal Tallahassee – Keeping You and Your Clients Healthy 

When there is a water leak, most consumers and business persons focus on the leak. In particular, business people want to limit the amount of damage and return to normal operations as fast as possible. We understand this requirement; however, SERVPRO also focuses on avoiding safety issues that could cause a variety of accidents and health issues. 

SERVPRO provides 24 / 7 response to commercial water damage removal emergencies in the Tallahassee area. Our teams are trained to assess the situation for a variety of safety-related issues, the type of water damage, and the most appropriate means of removing the water. We aim to remove all of the moisture while maintaining a safe environment for your employees and your clients. 

Potential Hazards to Keep in Mind 

Our SERVPRO crew chief is usually the first team member to respond to an emergency. The crew chief assesses the situation, the damage, the amount of water, potential hazards along with staff and equipment needed. He or she checks for many different hazards: 

  • Ceilings filled with water that could collapse
  • Electrical hazards in water situations that may be contaminated
  • Poor lighting situations
  • Crowd control during work activities
  • Vulnerable individuals such as young children and adults with health issues 

Managing the Situation

Every water damage event and the building offers a variety of risks and potential hazards. SERVPRO's crew chiefs may implement control measures to protect both clients, customers, and our team from identified hazards. He or she works closely with your onsite representative to manage expectations and make sure everyone is safe. These could include: 

  • How can the hazard be eliminated?
  • Can tasks be completed safely by using an alternative?
  • Can the hazard be eliminated or reduced?Can scheduling of the cleanup reduce the risk?
  • Should personal protective gear be used to reduce potential exposure to hazards? 

Our SERVPRO team is trained to deal with all types of water damage events and assure that your staff and clientele are protected from potential hazards, while cleanup and drying operations are underway. 

Call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Florida State University FSU, Centerville, Lake Iamonia, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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What Everyone Must Know About Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Midtown Tallahasee

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

mold on a room wall corner Finding mold in the corner of your business property can be quite overwhelming. Contact our certified technicians for remediation services.

Ways to Avoid Bar and Grill Mold Damage Remediation in Midtown Tallahassee

Mold needs only a few things to transform from microscopic spores that float and settle on surfaces with little consequence in Midtown Tallahassee. A source of moisture and an organic surface to grow on and infiltrate covers most mold species’ requirements. Your capital city restaurant can offer mold a stronghold. Our remediation experts can abate a current outbreak and then help you adapt your commercial space and procedure to avoid constant mold growth in the future.

Be Vigilant About Water Cleanup

Inhibition of mold damage in Midtown Tallahassee dining spots can be as simple as wiping up spills and maintaining humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent. Bars and restaurants use a lot of water, but mold growth and damage are not instantaneous. A neglected leaky dishwasher supply line or inadequate cleaning protocols in the bar area can present mold spores with the 24 to 48-hour window needed to absorb the moisture and start the fungal life cycle.

Be Sure to Use Exhaust Fans

Restaurant kitchens are steamy places, and failure to vent moist air provides the kind of environment in which molds thrive. If our SERVPRO team arrives to evaluate mold damage, the first things we look for are sources of moisture. This search includes obvious things like evidence of unmitigated and unremediated water losses. Food preparation spaces can support mold growth on walls and ceilings when kitchen fans are non-existent or inconsistently used.

Rely on Our Expertise When Mold Damage Occurs

If your dining destination does suffer from significant mold damage, our adherence to industry best practices can clear active colonies and reduce the chance of recurrence. We employ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols for schools and commercial buildings:

  • Contain the moldy space with plastic sheeting and a negative pressure air scrubbing system.
  • Remove the mold from solid surfaces with scrapers and brushes.
  • Consider the use of abrasive blasting technology to clean mold off porous materials. Soda blasting removes mold and incapacitates the organism’s hyphae or roots.
  • Use HEPA-filtered vacuums to collect residues on surfaces for lawful disposal.
  • Apply an EPA-registered disinfectant/antimicrobial to inhibit mold growth rebound.

SERVPRO of North Leon County is a trusted mold remediation specialist for commercial property owners struggling with the challenges of microbial growth and damage. Call for an evaluation at (850) 536-6599.

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Is Your Tallahassee Warehouse Storing Fire Damage?

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Each of our vehicles are stocked with equipment to restore your commercial fire damage.

The Unique Challenges of Commercial Fire Damage in a Tallahassee Warehouse 

Fires in commercial spaces such as a warehouse present many challenges to emergency and restoration crews. For instance, firefighters have to make forays deep into a building to access the seat of the fire. Restoration crews, on the other hand, have to remove significant amounts of debris and face additional challenges to restore normal operations at your Tallahassee warehouse. 

Why the Cause Matters

The challenges faced when restoring commercial fire damage in a Tallahassee warehouse can trace back to the cause. Most cases of warehouse fires happen because of problems in the electrical distribution lines, heating systems, and in some cases, arson. Small fires in a warehouse quickly become uncontrollable blazes because of exposure of combustible materials. Such materials could include waste paper, wood, or even the products stored in the facility if they are highly combustible. 

Vast Spaces Covered with Residues

After extinguishing the flames, other problems become apparent. Soot covered walls and roofing in the facility is one such problem. The massive size of these surfaces makes the task of cleaning them tough. Without the right resources, it can take a long time to restore normal conditions. Our SERVPRO technicians help tackle this problem in different ways. Our crews have self-propelled cherry pickers which ease access and movement when cleaning elevated surfaces. We also have pressure washers, which help remove residues from surfaces faster. 

Safe Hazards during Restoration

The different materials burnt during the incident can leave noxious fumes and aerosols at the loss site. Contact through the skin or inhalation can cause different health problems. Our SERVPRO technicians counter such hazards with the use of PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, including full-body suits, respirators, and heavy-duty gloves during the restoration process. We can, therefore, work faster without exposing ourselves to risks.

After a fire affects your Centerville, Florida State University or Midtown Tallahassee warehouse, faster restoration should help your business resume normal operations more quickly. Call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How to Handle Commercial Flood Damage in Tallahassee

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

We routinely inspect our equipment so that it is always ready to meet your water damage needs.

Flooding in Commercial Zones Damages Buildings, Equipment, and Goods in Tallahassee

When you own a retail business in Tallahassee, maintaining things becomes crucial to keeping customer satisfaction high. Not only this, but you also need to maintain safe working conditions for your employees. The two often overlap in how you achieve them, but accidents and extreme weather can make things more difficult for any size business.

When business owners in Tallahassee face commercial flood damage in their retail setting, they can depend on us to help get everything up and running again quickly. We work in teams to better address all of the elements in your retail setting simultaneously. Doing so helps all of the different aspects come to an end concurrently, decreasing any the chances of additional interruptions and other delays.

As one group of specialists work on the building itself, other employees gather merchandise into one area. Other technicians work on placing all the furnishings into one section as compactly as possible. Having everything situated and condensed in this manner gives us more room to work in cleaning, drying, and working in the building. When we have additional space, it allows us to get into areas that otherwise might prove difficult or cumbersome.

To get your inventory and furnishings in preloss condition requires special cleaning, as well as drying. Contamination of surfaces happens store-wide and can spread easily. We continue spraying disinfectants as we work to ensure microbes never gain a foothold. 

We also depend on specially built chambers we construct on-site that allow us to use a combination of air scrubbers and air movers. Our specialists work inside these chambers to clean soiled items and dry them at an accelerated rate. The air scrubbers work to keep microbes and other airborne contaminants from reaching newly-cleaned areas outside of the chamber.

Retail stores depend on their merchandise, and without a stable supply, meeting consumer demand becomes unlikely. We help our commercial customers meet their needs by sorting current stock into three categories. We box up undamaged items to prevent problems with damage and loss. We list water damaged items for you so restocking these things becomes more manageable, as well as facilitating insurance claims.

Some items, both from your inventory and also from your store's furnishings, might seem more damaged than what a bit of restorative work can recover. However, we carry the necessary tools and cleaning agents in our Green Fleet, keeping us prepared for every situation. We can help you recover a majority of seemingly damaged items and help reduce the costs incurred in recovering from a flood.

SERVPRO of North Leon County wants to help after flood damage harms our communities and causes area-wide damage. Minor flooding can prove just as devastating in isolated areas, also. We are prepared to mitigate retail and other settings in Centerville, near the FSU Campus, and around Lake Lamonia. Contact us at (850) 536-6599 for fast and professional service, 24/7, year-round.

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SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration to a Tallahassee Retirement Facility

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is stressful-especially for seniors. We commit to treating those affected by water disasters with compassion and reassurance.

Professional Water Damage Restoration at a Tallahassee Retirement Facility Demonstrates Care and Compassion 

A water loss causes fear and concern for the tenants of any multi-unit housing building in Tallahassee, but the stress for residents of a retirement facility and their families is particularly intense. Individuals in assisted living homes often face mobility issues, needing help to stay safe when a water disaster strikes. Everyone’s risk of slip and fall injury increases when excess water intrudes into public spaces and individual apartments, but the elderly are particularly vulnerable. 

Recently we assessed and provided restoration for water damage at a Tallahassee retirement facility. As the photo illustrates, the water loss mitigation and remediation required significant controlled demolition. The flood cuts in the drywall extend more than two feet above the floor in the hallway as pictured. Cutting above the wet materials permitted our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians to release and evacuate water trapped between walls and improve the efficacy of structural drying strategies by increasing the airflow in the affected spaces. 

Fast water removal and drying even in hidden areas are crucial to reduce the potential for microbial growth. The SERVPRO team knew that in as few as 24 to 48 hours, water damaged spaces could support mold growth if moisture levels remained elevated. Susceptible individuals among the residents in the assisted living facility might experience heightened sensitivity or allergic reactions if mold growth accelerated. 

SERVPRO crews include Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians ready to use industry best practices to inhibit fungal outbreaks and inhibit continuing deterioration of building materials.  We also treated the water damaged surfaces with EPA-registered disinfectants to minimize contamination of the facility’s spaces with pathogens. Our ability to accomplish rapid drying consistently means the residents of the retirement facility experienced as little disruption as possible during restoration. 

The image of a resident’s walker alongside SERVPRO’s industrial grade dehumidifier is a reminder of the human element in all of the projects we complete. We commit to treating those affected by water disasters with compassion and reassurance during a frightening and challenging time.

Encourage anyone with aging parents or other loved ones to keep contact information for SERVPRO of North Leon County nearby in case of a water or other disaster. Coordinate with building managers to call (850) 536-6599 when multi-unit living quarters suffer a water loss.

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SERVPRO can Help Wash the Damage From Tallahassee Hair Salons

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Trust the SERVPRO Brand for all of your water damage restoration needs.

Helpful Tips When Mitigation Effects of Commercial Water Damage in Tallahassee

A water spill in a commercial setting can cause several problems. In a hair salon, some of the issues you are likely to face after such an incident include damaged upholstery items and bad odor. The water is also likely to ruin building materials especially the porous ones such as wooden cabinets. We offer professional mitigation services to businesses in Tallahassee enabling them to restore normal operations fast.  

Among the most crucial steps in the restoration of commercial water damage in Tallahassee is to address all inconveniences that customers served by the business might encounter. In a salon where people seek grooming services, even small issues like bad odor can have severe ramifications. The mitigation process must, therefore, dry all moisture and to prevent mold development since it is the most likely source of an unpleasant odor. Our SERVPRO technicians use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry all wet materials in the affected property.  

If the water affects the electronic equipment used in a salon such as driers, they are likely to cease functioning immediately or after some time. Before resuming operations, it is necessary to check such equipment to ensure issues related to the water spill do not lead to breakdowns in the future. Our SERVPRO technicians are skilled in the restoration of electronics. We also offer document drying helping you save important business records.  

Spilled water causes staining easily especially in upholstery items and carpeted areas. Stains can transfer from other fabrics such as drapes if they are non-colorfast when exposed to water. Even shampoos and other products found in a salon can cause stains if they spill during the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians have extensive training with stain removal. We use different approaches including using professional cleaning agents to remove the stain element. We also work on stained materials when they are still wet because removal is straightforward in such a state.  

In case of a water problem in your Centerville, Midtown Tallahassee or Lake Lamonia business, call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 to help restore normal operations. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Is Water Damage on Your Tallahassee Restaurant's Menu?

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Franchise professionals are ready to restore your water damaged restaurant.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Your Tallahassee Restaurant

Your restaurant in Tallahassee has an assortment of essential plumbing needs which need attention. If you fail to meet these needs, it can have catastrophic consequences because the plumbing can experience significant clogs or other disruptive and damaging problems. Even though these issues can be severe, it is not uncommon for the senior members of management and the owners to be ill-informed about the necessary steps which can be taken to avoid potentially significant problems with plumbing.  

Commercial water damage issues in your Tallahassee restaurant are a huge hassle. It can stop your normal daily operations depending on the severity of the problem, and that means lost profits for you as the owner. Because we at SERVPRO understand this, we won’t hesitate to get to your business as soon as you contact us. As professional remediation specialists, we have the training and tools needed to get your business back up and running quickly.  

If there is any standing water when we arrive, we use truck-mounted pumps to extract as much as possible, then use industrial fans and dehumidifiers to get the affected area dry again. If the damage is confined to a smaller area and you were able to keep your doors open to the public, we always work respectfully around you and your customers so we cause as little disruption as we can.  

The sewer line is a part of your plumbing system which can be most prone to problems. It is wise to clean it out every few years. When it becomes clogged, it can contribute to the whole plumbing system of your restaurant getting backed up and causing flooding. The best way to avoid this potential issue is having the sewer line cleaned professionally. It can be done in a few hours during times your restaurant is closed, so you do not disrupt your operations.  

Your restaurant’s plumbing is especially prone to clogs and other problems from large amounts of grease which can enter the plumbing from cooking utilities or washing dishes. Therefore, minimizing how much grease enters the plumbing is essential. Installing grease traps is a wise investment to make, as they help intercept any grease which accidentally enters the drain. The traps should be cleaned and emptied regularly to keep them functional.  

Toilets can be another source of problems for any business that is open to the public. Installing high-capacity toilets can reduce the potential of them becoming clogged because these toilets use more water to flush.

SERVPRO of North Leon County knows that when your business in Miccosukee, Killearn, or Lake Lamonia is experiencing a water damage emergency that time is of the essence. Call us right away at (850) 536-6599 so we can come and assist you in fixing the issue and cleaning up your restaurant and getting you back in business.

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When Water Damages Your Tallahassee Warehouse

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Warehouses, because of the inventory they house, are particularly susceptible to water damage.

Tallahassee's Commercial Water Damage Experts Talk About Issues With Products

If your Tallahassee shipping and receiving warehouse ever suffers a plumbing system failure, your products could be at risk. During every commercial water damage project, our SERVPRO team inspects all of the items stored in the affected areas to see if they got wet. If moisture directly contacts certain pieces, they can get ruined and cause a loss. Once water enters a structure, vapor in the air can also cause problems with your building materials and contents. When mitigating commercial water damage, we test moisture levels inside your building materials and take humidity readings.

Once our SERVPRO technicians determine which materials got wet, we set up drying equipment to lower levels back to what they were before your warehouse's plumbing system failed. We know that part of restoring any commercial water damage problem in Tallahassee is to control the environment so that rapid drying takes place. We use air movers to push around wet air so that moisture can keep evaporating from wet materials. We then set up dehumidifiers to pull vapor out of the air and reduce the relative humidity inside the affected areas.

If we know that many of the products stored in your warehouse were damaged by the water, then we can add equipment to help dry them out as well. Porous storage materials like boxes can hold moisture and possibly ruin your products. Extra dehumidifiers can sometimes help pull moisture out of the boxes so that your stored items do not receive damage.

In some more severe cases, our SERVPRO crew removes your affected contents and dries them in a separate unaffected area. Drying out items in a different part of your warehouse or a different location altogether can help speed up the process. If we do have to pack out any of your items, we keep an inventory of them and make sure they get returned to the correct location once they are dry. If you ever have a pipe break in your shipping and receiving warehouse, call SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 any day of the week.

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Why Your Tallahassee Business Needs to Reopen Quickly After a Hurricane

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Leon County is equipped and ready to be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

After a Hurricane, Retail Businesses Need Commercial Water Removal in Tallahassee

The aftermath of a hurricane is often destruction of smaller buildings nearest the impact area, with others faring far better. Retail businesses of all kinds in Tallahassee need to reopen as quickly as possible afterward which helps the community at large and also helps decrease the chances that a business fails after a disaster. When few stores remain open, residents become even more dependent on the few lucky enough to open their doors first.  

SERVPRO employees live in Tallahassee and can help local water damaged businesses recover quicker by using commercial water removal techniques. As soon as we arrive in our Green Fleet, we assess the situation and begin removing any remaining water. High winds can blow water in almost every direction so using moisture detection devices helps us locate all areas holding water. Water from the ocean contains salts and other minerals, as well as organic matter. These substances can lead to corrosion of metal surfaces and adversely affect electrical systems.  

Water removal techniques used by SERVPRO employees help get things dried out, but we also clean up any residue left behind afterward. Understanding that you want to reopen your retail business as soon as you can, our dedication to you helps this occur soon after we begin.  

We can help clean up any inventory and list destroyed stock for a smoother experience in communicating with your insurance company. We also list the damaged areas that require replacement and any viable options that might further decrease expenses while still resulting in your business's restoration “Like it never even happened.”  

Working with you on getting things back to normal helps ensure your satisfaction with the outcome. We partner with you, so you remain in control of your business and its operations. Because such disasters can come from any direction and at any time, we encourage businesses of all sizes to sign up for our free READY Plan Profile. Profiles can save precious time that can significantly reduce mitigation and restoration expenses.  

Always here to serve you, SERVPRO of North Leon County can help you restore your retail shop and get you ready to reopen your doors. Water removal means making your interior area safe and dry again so employees and customers can carry out their normal activities. Call us at (850) 536-6599 any hour of the day or night for professional mitigation and restoration experts.

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Why Your Tallahassee Business Needs to Reopen Quickly After a Hurricane

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Leon County is equipped and ready to be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

After a Hurricane, Retail Businesses Need Commercial Water Removal in Tallahassee

The aftermath of a hurricane is often destruction of smaller buildings nearest the impact area, with others faring far better. Retail businesses of all kinds in Tallahassee need to reopen as quickly as possible afterward which helps the community at large and also helps decrease the chances that a business fails after a disaster. When few stores remain open, residents become even more dependent on the few lucky enough to open their doors first.  

SERVPRO employees live in Tallahassee and can help local water damaged businesses recover quicker by using commercial water removal techniques. As soon as we arrive in our Green Fleet, we assess the situation and begin removing any remaining water. High winds can blow water in almost every direction so using moisture detection devices helps us locate all areas holding water. Water from the ocean contains salts and other minerals, as well as organic matter. These substances can lead to corrosion of metal surfaces and adversely affect electrical systems.  

Water removal techniques used by SERVPRO employees help get things dried out, but we also clean up any residue left behind afterward. Understanding that you want to reopen your retail business as soon as you can, our dedication to you helps this occur soon after we begin.  

We can help clean up any inventory and list destroyed stock for a smoother experience in communicating with your insurance company. We also list the damaged areas that require replacement and any viable options that might further decrease expenses while still resulting in your business's restoration “Like it never even happened.”  

Working with you on getting things back to normal helps ensure your satisfaction with the outcome. We partner with you, so you remain in control of your business and its operations. Because such disasters can come from any direction and at any time, we encourage businesses of all sizes to sign up for our free READY Plan Profile. Profiles can save precious time that can significantly reduce mitigation and restoration expenses.  

Always here to serve you, SERVPRO of North Leon County can help you restore your retail shop and get you ready to reopen your doors. Water removal means making your interior area safe and dry again so employees and customers can carry out their normal activities. Call us at (850) 536-6599 any hour of the day or night for professional mitigation and restoration experts.

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How SERVPRO Restores Your Damaged Property And Contents In Tallahassee

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

When a supply line suddenly ruptures, it can cause a lot of water to flow out onto the floor of your laundromat.

Your Tallahassee Laundromat Can Become In Urgent Need Of Water Cleanup Services After A Supply Line Ruptures

Owning a laundromat means that you have many washing machines hooked up to a water source and if any of them leak, it can leave you in need of professional water cleanup services. When a supply line suddenly ruptures, it can cause a lot of water to flow out onto the floor of your building, leaving your services virtually inaccessible until the problem is fixed. No one wants to walk around in puddles of water while indoors.

The best thing you can do for your Tallahassee laundromat is to call for water cleanup services as soon as you can. The quicker that professionals can address the problem, the less likely it is that water damage can permanently set in. Should the water just be left to sit, it can cause rusting on the metal outside of your other equipment and, it can sink into your tile floors and cause splits and cracks. Additionally, water on the floor can wick up into the walls, causing water damage there as well. The greatest thing an owner can do for their store is to call for help immediately.

SERVPRO understands your need for quick service. Foot-traffic loss can become a valid concern for the health of your business. Thus, we work around your schedule. If the accident in your store happens in the morning, we can work through the day. If it occurs at night, we can do the same to get the initial water-spill cleaned up.

At SERVPRO, our IICRC-certified technicians can use advanced equipment to address the standing water inside of your laundromat. We can use extractors and wet/dry vacuums to remove the water as swiftly as possible. Once the initial water is out of your store, we can check moisture levels and then SERVPRO can set up equipment like ventilation fans and air movers to address any water damage. Once we're done, you can reopen your business and feel "Like it never even happened."

If equipment failure causes your property to become in urgent need of water cleanup services, never wait to get help. Get in contact with SERVPRO of North Leon County by calling (850) 536-6599. 24/7, we are available to take your call.

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SERVPRO - Commercial Water Removal For Tallahassee Businesses

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

You can trust our SERVPRO professionals to take care of your Tallahassee business and restore the damage "Like it never even happened."

Trust SERVPRO to Restore Your Tallahassee Commercial Property From Water Damage

Tallahassee businesses face disasters every storm season, but also have to deal with the problems that come from more common problems like a faulty dishwasher or handwashing station. Plumbing issues like these often result in repair and restoration costs that can equal the damage caused by a severe weather incident.

Tallahassee commercial water removal is usually more simple if the problem resulted from a plumbing incident. If the water came from through an inlet point to the facility, it is uncontaminated or ‘clean’ water. SERVPRO service techs can immediately begin the removal process to help return businesses like a bakery to a dry condition so they can begin turning out turnovers and start serving customers again.

Our service techs can perform minor plumbing repairs, but if there is a major break or another issue, the team leader shuts off the water and recommends to the owner that he/she bring in a licensed plumber or general contractor. The team’s usual first task is bringing in a commercial pump to remove the majority of the water. Pumping out standing water normally requires a full day or two, depending on the size of the facility and how long the leak filled the structure.

Once the water covers the floor surface, they can remove it using extraction wands and long-handled squeegees. The powered wands can draw water quickly from open floors and leave a clean, dry surface. For tight corners, especially under large ovens and other equipment, squeegees are the preferred tool. For puddles far back underneath a large appliance, SERVPRO team members also use sponge mops to soak up and remove water.

Service techs set up a combination of box fans and air movers to remove the last traces of water and leave a dry environment. The box fans draw damp air out of the building and blow it outside. The air movers generate warm, dry air they can direct across floors and underneath appliances and other equipment to dry them when personnel cannot crawl under to dry by hand.

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The goal of SERVPRO of North Leon County is to help our fellow business owners reopen for customers as soon as possible. If you need our help with your structure, call us at (850) 536-6599 today to set up an appointment. We are here for you.

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When Your Tallahassee Grocery Store Needs Water Removal

5/6/2018 (Permalink)

Should your grocery store sustain a water damage event, contacting SERVPRO for remediation services is your best recourse.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly to Tackle Water Damage at Your Store

While you might have all kinds of things you use to draw in customers to your grocery store, from weekly specials to coupons in the circulars, there seemingly are just as many things that could compromise the success of this Tallahassee store as well. A great example of this would be a water emergency, as its unpredictable nature and need for professional intervention can limit your business from functioning as it usually would.
The more significant this water emergency, the more that your business can get affected negatively if the situation does not get handled quickly. For this reason, you should be thinking about the professional commercial water removal services for your Tallahassee grocery store when the damage is widespread and substantial enough.
Regardless of the cause of this significant water damage in your business, our SERVPRO team can respond quickly to help you address the issues that it has caused and start to set things right. This process begins with a thorough inspection of the affected areas to determine the full extent of the damage that your business faces and how our technicians can restore this damage at the least possible cost to your time and potential profits.
As a business owner of this kind of facility, you not only have to think about the regular flow of customers that would typically use your store for their food requirements, but also the employees that depend on this store for a paycheck to provide for themselves. That is what makes professional restoration, like what our experienced SERVPRO professionals can provide, so critical to your business when you need extraction work.
While our team can work quickly to ensure that your business does not have to close its doors any longer than is necessary, we cannot respond to a disaster we did not know existed. Do not hesitate to call our SERVPRO of North Leon County restoration specialists anytime you need us at (850) 536-6599.

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Mold Damage in Your Secondhand Shop in Tallahassee

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

If you discover mold growth in your commercial space, contact SERVPRO right away to remediate the damage and prevent future growth.

Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Commercial Space

When a slow leak has caused an area of mold growth in your Tallahassee secondhand shop, you want to get the issue looked at right away. Holding off on an issue such as this only allows the infestation to grow and spread throughout other parts of your building. Since mold can not only cause damage to your building and merchandise but also create health effects for your employees and customers, getting it cleaned up as soon as possible is essential.

Therefore, if you notice mold and mold damage in your Tallahassee secondhand shop, you want to get a hold of our professionals at SERVPRO right away. We have the proper training and tools to clean up the infestation for you and make your establishment safe again.

When we arrive at your building, we conduct a thorough inspection to see how far the mold may have spread. We follow safety protocols that are needed during remediation. We attempt to find the source of the moisture. If it is a minor leak we may try to fix it, which can help to prevent future growth of the fungi.

SERVPRO staff then prepare the work area, setting up a containment area to stop the mold from spreading to unaffected areas during the cleaning process. The area which is contaminated is put under negative pressure to keep the air from escaping. If any porous materials were affected, we would remove them. These can include drywall, wallpaper, and insulation. We follow safety protocols to help us determine what can be cleaned and what we need to throw away.

The affected area is then cleaned and sanitized. We use a variety of methods according to the needs of your situation. Any materials that are non-salvageable are torn out and discarded following EPA guidelines. We attempt to bring your business back to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Leon County understands that the health and safety of your employees and patrons is of primary concern. Protecting your inventory also protects your business. We can also help enterprises in Lamonia and Centerville by calling (850) 536-6599.

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Commercial Water Removal Services After a Flooding Event in a Tallahassee Store

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Leon County is here to make your commercial water damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers Commercial Water Removal Services to Tallahassee Retail Stores

Commercial water damage is a terrible nuisance for Tallahassee store owners, as it can disrupt work for a long time. As such, any type of flooding in a retail store should be treated with serious concern. This could arise from a burst pipe, a sewage backup, a faulty sprinkler system, or even storm flooding. A good percentage of property claims for insurance in the area are linked to water damage restoration, including store fixtures and losses of inventory. Failure to initiate immediate drying can also lead to secondary damage, often necessitating a complete shutdown.

At SERVPRO, our goal is to get your premises back to a pre-damage state quickly and efficiently. Our experienced, highly-trained water damage and water removal experts provide professional cleanup services to Tallahassee business owners in the area and its environs. As per IICRC guidelines, we use industry-standard tools and techniques in every restoration project to protect your property and prevent additional damage.

It is always tempting to linger around a flooded area in a bid to move stock and other important items to safety. However, the first thing you should do is turn off electricity at the main power supply to avoid electrocution. SERVPRO technicians can be there within four hours after contacting us.

We have a specific protocol for dealing with commercial water damage in retail stores. A certified SERVPRO technician conducts a thorough inspection to establish priorities, tasks, goals, and schedules. The water removal process often involves the relocation of building contents, extensive cleaning, sanitation, and debris disposal.

Water extraction from walls, floors, and ceilings is done using advanced truck-mounted vacuum systems. We conduct structural dry out procedures using a combination of dryers, dehumidifiers, and high-capacity air movers. Our water damage restoration experts can also clean and dry any affected carpets, hard-surface items, and upholstery. Throughout the water removal process, we regulate and maintain proper temperature and humidity levels to ensure quick and efficient drying.

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We understand that a flooding event in your area has serious repercussions on your retail store. As soon as it happens, contact SERVPRO of North Leon County for commercial water removal services. You can reach us anytime at (850) 536-6599.

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The Effects of Commercial Water Damage on Your Tallahassee Bike Shop

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Customers depend on your bike shop to keep bikes in tip top condition. Keep your store in great condition by contacting SERVPRO after water damage.

Our Certified SERVPRO Technicians Aim to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Property to Improve the Environment For BOTH Customers and Employees Alike

Water inside your Tallahassee business' pipes helps keep your employees hydrated and able to use the facilities as needed. However, when a pipe leaks or drips, your store's environment changes, becoming the perfect setting to develop damages that you most likely want to avoid.

When customers come into your bike shop, visible commercial water damage in Tallahassee can make your building seem old and ugly. Invisible damage comes in the form of musty odors and high humidity. SERVPRO technicians use their experience and training to restore businesses to pre-damage condition. For situations involving broken water lines that flood your company, we want to remind you that we are Faster To Any Sized Disaster, ready to help you prevent possible damage from happening.

Regardless of the size of your company, the amount and extent of the damage, or the source, our technicians work rapidly to repair the damages so your business operations can proceed flawlessly once again. In addition to removing any materials that sustained damage from the water, we can restore your store's display units, if needed.

Odors from water damage can affect not only your customers' shopping experience but also your employees' morale. Coming into work every day, many times, the little things, such as persistent odors, can make the performance of normal duties seem tiresome. Customers want to shop in a location that smells and looks clean. Water damage can rob your business of both aspects.

High humidity can affect rubber tires, metal bike parts, and allow mold to grow on leather accessories. These problems stem from water damage, but we can prevent them from happening. Once they begin to show up in your inventory, however, we can help you recover by cleaning them and providing other restorative services. We can discuss with you exactly what your business needs to make a full recovery from any type of water damage.
SERVPRO of North Leon County wants to help your company succeed. Removing the signs of water damage can help you achieve your company's goals. Contact us for the restoration services your business needs by calling (850) 536-6599.

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Water Removal Services For Your Tallahassee Area Business

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Your equipment does not function well when wet or even when there is excessive moisture. Contact SERVPRO after a water damage event at your business.

Our Technicians Remove Water From Your Commercial Location As Well As Properly Clean the Property to Prevent a Mold Infestation

Water entering your Tallahassee workplace can easily slow or even stop production in your factory, warehouse, or office. The hazards involved when water comes into contact with electronic machinery, or other equipment can make the situation extremely dangerous.

Finding a company you can trust to perform commercial water removal services on your Tallahassee property is not as hard as you may think. With IICRC certification, advanced equipment, and several years of experience, we are here to make sure your business remains running. Regardless of your situation, we have access to a variety of resources. No job is too big or too small; our technicians handle anything you throw our way.

SERVPRO technicians have access to extractors, air movers, dehumidifiers, and water detection devices of all types. We also have experience removing water from hard to reach places such as attics or crawl spaces, cabinets, HVAC ducting, within walls, or under carpeting and wallpaper. Our technicians make every effort to limit your losses and reduce the time it takes to get back to work.

SERVPRO technicians follow strict safety guidelines and follow specialty drying procedures to produce the highest quality results possible. We pay specific detail to equipment safety, electronics, biohazards, structural damages and any secondary problems that may arise. It is our job to help you prevent additional problems that may pop up as a result of the water intrusion, and we take our job seriously.

SERVPRO’s water removal services make controlling microbial growth and getting back to work a quick and efficient process. We use approved chemical agents, EPA registered disinfectants and advanced cleaning methods to ensure the safety and security of any job site. If you are experiencing water issues due to do improper ventilation, we can install professional equipment such as dehumidifiers and vents that help control the relative humidity on your property.

All you have to do is call SERVPRO of North Leon County to obtain quality water removal services anytime. We are available 24/7, 365, day or night, including holidays. Give us a call today; qualified professionals are standing by to assist. (850) 536-6599

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Commercial Water Removal for Tallahassee Restaurants

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restores your restaurant after water damage "Like it never even happened."

Trust SERVPRO to Thoroughly Remove Water and Mitigate Damage to Your Restaurant

Tallahassee has many excellent restaurants, and each has extensive plumbing to serve the kitchen, salad bar, and restroom facilities. A small water line break is all it takes to flood a large area.

When a Tallahassee restaurant ends up with flooding, commercial water removal is required. Starting this process soon after the water line breaks can often help us save carpeting, as well as wood flooring, much more efficiently. When these become extensively damaged, saving them becomes much less likely.

Removing water from a broken line is much more than pumping out all the standing water. SERVPRO technicians also use hand-held extractors, heated floor mats that cause an increased rate of evaporation, and massive air movers. Drying out walls, much like flooring, can save these from needing replacements, if completed quickly. Rapid drying keeps moisture from spreading in interior areas of drywall, flooring, and other materials.

Furniture can also become saturated when water wicks upward from floor-length fabric pieces. These need specialized care that our Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT) expertly provides. Protecting the look your patrons know and recognize is important to us.

In the kitchen, however, there remain a vast supply of food goods that, according to local health regulations, can no longer find their way to diners' tables. Disposing of the food inventory that came into contact with flood water is always listed on an inventory sheet. Part of restoring your restaurant includes helping you replace what the disaster destroyed.

Odor often results from saturated carpets, regardless of how clean your staff keeps them. Minute food particles that escape vacuum cleaners adds significantly to the smell. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can ensure that those dining at your establishment find no unwanted odors present to interfere with their enjoyment of your chef's creations.

SERVPRO of North Leon County is always available when you need them the most. Call us at our local number, (850) 536-6599, for the latest in technological advances that make a difference in the final result of your water removal needs.

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Remove Mold Damage From Your Tallahassee Area Hotel the Right Way

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Moldy smells and hotel rooms are never a good combination. Call SERVPRO when your staff smells a musty odor to investigate the mold.

Team SERVPRO Will Be on Your Business Site Within Hours of Your Call

If you happen to smell a musty, dank odor anywhere in your hotel, never put off dealing with it. Mold damage can occur anywhere, leave stains behind, and cause excessive damage. However, mold can also flourish on the inside of your walls, under the carpet, or in dark hidden places where the right conditions exist.
When it comes to dealing with commercial mold damage on your Tallahassee area property, never take chances, locate professional remediation services as soon as possible. Remember, mold spores are everywhere, without the proper equipment and experience you may have to deal with this issue for quite some time.   
SERVPRO technicians have access to infrared moisture detectors that assist with locating mold growth anywhere in your hotel. Even without visible signs, our technicians can locate and repair problems fast, protecting both your employees and guests from harmful contaminants that put their health at risk.  
SERVPRO’s mold remediation services go beyond normal cleaning, providing you with the quality solutions you deserve. Our cleaning technicians use advanced cleaning and sanitation methods, as well as industrial-grade equipment to remove conditions that promote mold growth in your hotel in a quick and efficient manner.
SERVPRO maintains a safe, healthy, work environment, using containment methods that prevent the spread of mold to other clean areas while controlling growth that can pose a serious threat to your business in just a matter of days. We can help you keep your doors open and assist you with learning how to prevent future growth.
Any area of your hotel that contains common building components such as wood, paper, drywall, ceiling tiles, insulation, along with fabric, upholstery, and carpeting, provide mold with a perfect food source. Add excessive moisture from condensation, humidity, or water leaks of any kind, and you have mold growth and damage that requires professional attention to resolve correctly.
Get ahead of mold damage now, contact SERVPRO of North Leon County, today. Our certified, licensed, experienced technicians are ready to assist 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, without hesitation. (850) 536-6599

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Commercial Water Damage near Tallahassee

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Drying out cinder blocks is not totally straightforward because of inside spaces. Call SERVPRO and let us put our experience to work for you.

Area Businesses Depend on SERVPRO's Adept Water Damage Remediation Skills

Water damage, especially flooding, closes the doors on Florida businesses every year. The weather looks pretty nice for our area over the next week, but that can change in a matter of hours.

Water removal in a commercial structure in Tallahassee or anywhere else in Leon County is not a short and straightforward procedure. Storage facilities are not necessarily vulnerable to many types of damage, but their construction means a more difficult task in getting rid of water and moisture. Fortunately, SERVPRO has the experience, training, and equipment needed to get the job done.

The cinder block building materials in storage units and facilities make for an interesting set of problems. Standing water usually drains itself except for small areas that pump out rather quickly. The difficulty with cinder blocks is removing moisture trapped inside the walls. Each block has an open space or cell in the middle. Each block retains a surprising amount of moisture normally and blocks that have been under water or otherwise exposed (excessive rain for example) may contain standing water. Once this occurs, the blocks begin to sweat. Sweating is the process of the moisture slowly passing through the cinder block to the exterior.

Sweating increases the air moisture level of the inside of the facility, which raises the possibility of damage to boxes and property. For boxes stacked against a sweating wall, moisture quickly begins soaking the box and anything inside.

To remove the water or moisture, our technicians drill a hole in the joints between the blocks. This hole, through the mortar at a point near the floor; is an easily patched exit point and is unnoticeable to pretty much anyone except a mason.

The exit point provides a drain for water, and additional points increase airflow through the open cells. This increased flow also accelerates the sweating process as well. If the internal moisture is very high, technicians set up dehumidifiers. These machines remove over 20 gallons of water from the surrounding air every 24 hours.

Non-penetrating moisture meters are used to ensure moisture levels are back to normal inside and outside the walls. If the interior levels are still high, additional exit points are drilled into the mortar to improve airflow at higher points on the walls.

Protecting your business and the property of your customers is a top priority for SERVPRO of North Leon County. If you suspect that your facility has damage from recent flooding, contact us today at (850) 536-6599. We are here to help.

Mold Damage Restoration And Remediation Services Available In Tallahassee

1/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Can Disrupt Your Business in Tallahassee--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Count on SERVPRO to Rid Your Business of Mold

Bingo Halls are prone to various mold damage situations. The number of patrons you have per session, heat, and humidity levels all affect the quality of the environment you provide to your customers. Problems may develop with your washroom facilities or the appliances you use to serve food, presenting you with a unique situation that requires professional attention.
In some cases, providing an in-house maintenance team is not enough. Mold damage found on your Tallahassee strip center can get out of control quickly, putting your entire business at risk. You have the ability to assess the quality of your maintenance team, regarding mold damage restoration experience, and should decide quickly whether or not your situation requires the attention of a professional contractor.
If your building has recently experienced water damage due to flooding, sewage backups, plumbing leaks, or high humidity levels produced by cooking appliances. Mold and mildew can develop in as little as 24 to 72 hours and continues to grow until you apply the proper steps to eliminate the problem.
Often enough, when attempting to handle mold damage situations without the proper training, the situation ends up getting worse. At SERVPRO, we use the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, boots, rebreathers, and full suit solutions to avoid exposure to clean areas.
SERVPRO technicians perform a thorough assessment to determine the size of the affected area, use the proper containment procedures to cordon off the area and put moisture detectors to work to locate and repair the source that is causing the leak.
Our technicians perform quality drying techniques using air movers and dehumidifiers while checking the relative humidity within the surrounding area to promote a quick, efficient drying process for all materials involved.
With the area dry, SERVPRO uses a combination of cleaning methods on various surfaces to control the number of microscopic spores present. Cleaning and disinfecting as needed, while also using deodorization techniques to remove any odors that developed during contamination.
We check all interior and exterior walls, ceilings, flooring and other surfaces within the affected area. Using infrared devices to locate and eliminate hidden pockets of moisture to avoid additional damage or growths from developing.
Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County today to obtain the mold damage restoration and remediation services your company deserves. (850) 536-6599

Water Damage in Your Tallahassee Apartment Complex

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Floods and Small Leaks Can Lead to a Tallahassee Apartment Building Damage

Protect Your Complex from Water Damage, Call SERVPRO

Water damage to your apartment building can cause several problems for you and your tenants, including displacing them for a while if the damage is severe. Whether it's broken pipes or an overflowing dishwasher, the damages must be addressed right away. You know it is important to create a healthy and safe living environment for your tenants, plus, a well-maintained and clean apartment building can improve your occupancy rates and enable you to ask higher rental prices.

Running or owning an apartment community can pose many challenges. There are a lot of risks which include water damage, fire hazards, and neglectful tenants. All these issues can impact not just your bottom line, but your other tenants as well. When you need water damage restoration in Tallahassee, you will need to contact a professional damage restoration company, such as SERVPRO, right away to mitigate damages.

Water damage can have severe and lasting effects on your apartment complex. Depending on the severity of the leak or spill, it could affect more than one apartment. Minor flooding can have long-term consequences, and any surface that is wet is a mold breeding ground. As the owner or landlord, you are responsible for the damage, and the sooner you call us at SERVPRO, the better. Mold can begin to grow after just a couple of days, and the longer you wait you’ll be dealing with more damages.

Keep in mind that water damage can not only be costlier to repair the longer you let it go, but it can also stop your apartment facilities from meeting building and health codes. This will, in turn, prevent you from leasing any units that are empty to new tenants. If you experience water staining on the walls or ceilings of your apartment units, you should give our technicians at SERVPRO a call right away so we can do an inspection to make sure that structural damage is stopped and we removed the moisture preventing any mold proliferation.

No matter what has caused the water damage to your apartment complex, we at SERVPRO of North Leon County have the expertise and equipment needed to remedy the problem correctly and quickly. This professionalism will ensure that you meet all the applicable regulations and rules, so gives us a call right away at (850) 536-6599 if you have any problems with water damage at your apartment building.

Choosing The Right Dehumidifier For Commercial Water Removal In Concord

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO, we’re committed to making commercial water damage removal in Concord businesses as stress-free as possible.

Different Types Of Dehumidifiers Used In Commercial Water Removal

Most business proprietors are not aware of the main differences between the two most common dehumidifiers. At least, not until disaster strikes and they have to learn the basics of water damage restoration fast. If your property has recently been flooded, due to problems with a leak or faulty appliance, it is worth knowing a little about these tools.

At SERVPRO, we’re committed to making commercial water damage removal in Concord businesses as stress-free as possible. We want to take the burden off you so that you can focus on tending to employees and talking to insurers. However, we will talk to you about the restoration process and guide you through what will happen. The biggest part of this is the drying process. It is achieved with the use of either refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers. This guide to the key features of both devices will help you understand why they are so effective.

Removing Moisture From The Air
A refrigerant dehumidifier extracts moisture from the atmosphere by passing air through an arrangement of cooling coils. This causes water vapor to condense out of the atmosphere. Desiccant machines work a little bit differently. They actively draw the water from the air and capture it in special silica gel or a similar substance.

Disposable Of Waste Water
Refrigerant devices are quite straightforward, and they simply collect the water in a tray. This can then be manually removed or pumped out to a receptacle. Desiccant dehumidifiers are often a little larger and more sophisticated. They have to separate the water from the silica before it can be disposed of, so they introduce a heat source. This evaporates the moisture, and it is driven outside of the building as vapor.

Ideal Conditions For Use
While refrigerant dehumidifiers are better suited to temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, desiccant machines operate more smoothly below this temperature. It is also worth pointing out that refrigerant tools are more energy efficient. So, if there is a limited amount of power in the building (usually as a result of flooding), this is the superior option.

Compatibility And Effectiveness
Refrigerant air dryers are most effective when used to restore materials that are moderate to intensely porous. This makes them an excellent choice for carpets and drywall. They can suck the water right out of soggy, damp furnishings. The opposite is true for desiccant dehumidifiers, which are most powerful when used to dry out hardwood, concrete, and other non-porous substances.

The faster that you respond to water damage, the more of your business you can save from permanent destruction. So, get in touch with SERVPRO of North Leon County for high quality, value for money restorations and repairs. We are based in your area. Call us 24/7 at (850) 536-6599.