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When It Comes to Storm Damage, Our Teams Set The Bar in Service

9/25/2023 (Permalink)

Storm damage in Apollo Beach Home Storm damage in home being serviced by SERVPRO experts in Apollo Beach.

With a significant track record in the industry, our team has gained immense recognition for our prompt and efficient response during times of disaster. Storms are natural occurrences that can cause devastating damage to both residential and commercial properties, leaving individuals and communities vulnerable and in dire need of assistance. Our team stands as a pillar of support, providing expert services to restore and rebuild affected areas.

When it comes to storm damage, timing is of utmost importance. We understand this critical aspect and swiftly mobilizes their skilled team to the affected location. With advanced equipment, and extensive experience, we undertake the necessary measures to mitigate further damage and begin the restoration process immediately. From assessing the extent of the damage to offering comprehensive solutions, we ensure that every step is meticulously carried out.

The services provided are not limited to mere clean-up and repairs. Our restoration experts go above and beyond- offering a range of services including water extraction, structural drying, mold removal, and odor mitigation. Additionally, we possess the expertise in handling insurance claims, thereby alleviating the burden from the property owner during an already stressful time.

What sets us apart is our commitment to customer satisfaction. We work closely with our customers, ensuring constant communication and transparency throughout the restoration process.

In storm damage restoration, our team is unparalleled. Our swift response, comprehensive services, and commitment to customer satisfaction make us the go-to choice for anyone dealing with storm-related destruction.

Apollo Beach Mold Damage Remediation Solutions for Homes

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

poster what to know about mold Trust the AMRT-applied microbial remediation technicians from SERVPRO to restore your mold damaged Apollo Beach home. Here to Help!

SERVPRO Gets Mold Damage Cleanup Started Fast

While many do not consider mold and microbial growth as pressing and threatening as fire and water disasters, the potential destruction can be similar. Mold growth occurs without the homeowner's knowledge in many cases, spreading and worsening substantially before surfacing in the living space. Many have chosen SERVPRO to help with these threats for many reasons, but mostly because we are:

  • AMRT-Certified
  • Fast-Responding
  • Knowledgeable
  • Well-Equipped
  • Empathetic

Apollo Beach mold damage is more common than many property owners might think. Being a coastal community in the Greater Tampa area, homes and businesses are subject to the severe weather approaching from the Gulf of Mexico and impacting structures. With unexpected moisture in places like the attic, subsequent damage like mold can result.

How Damaged Is the House?

SERVPRO professionals must determine the extent of mold damage in the residence before we can get remediation solutions underway. This discovery process utilizes several approaches, including moisture tracking with hygrometers and thermal imagery. Learning the placement and spread of microbial colonies helps our restoration professionals to create a custom remediation solution targeting pressing concerns first.

Choosing the Right Mold Remediation Approach

There are no universal mold removal methods. Our professionals must use data collected from the assessment and identify the best possible remediation solution. Based on the severity of the growth and exposure, we have multiple removal choices like:

  • Spray-On Products - Surface cleaning products can be the first defense against newly forming mold and microbial damage. Antimicrobial sprays can quickly eliminate spore activity and act as a barrier against re-infestation.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Agitation and mechanical action can be helpful approaches in removing surface mold as well. Sanding, for example, can be especially effective on porous wood framing commonly supporting mold colonies.
  • The Use of Media - Media blasting using products like dry ice, sponges, and sodium bicarbonate can all have a place in removing active colonies from porous materials. Media blasting aims to protect the hosting substrate underneath if possible.
  • Removing the Material - Controlled demolition is a final approach to remove active mold from the property when other cleaning and remediation solutions are impossible. This effort discards impacted materials entirely.

Will Mold Go Away on Its Own?

Mold damage is a widespread concern for residents because the organism can spread beyond where homeowners can see. Active colonies are not always in the open, making the removal of the mold a service to get handled by experienced remediation professionals like our SERVPRO team. Our IICRC - certified technicians have the skills you need. The idea that mold can dissipate naturally or go away on its own can ultimately lead to more significant structural damage and related hazards by not acting on the mold removal the property requires.

How Challenging Is Mold Odor Removal?

A common byproduct of mold production in a structure is a musty malodor. In many ways, this can be an early indication of microbial development when the colonies have not yet breached surfaces in the living areas. Overcoming these smells requires a combined effort from cleaning products, deodorizers, and special equipment like oxidation machines and HEPA filtration devices.

The Need for Repairs and Reconstruction

Microbial growth and mold damage can be heavily destructive to contents and building materials. Mold can destroy any hosting elements like drywall and other porous materials after even short exposure times. With a general contractor license, we can complete the demolition of destroyed structural pieces, conduct emergency repairs to stop water flow, and fully reconstruct damaged areas of the property as necessary.

Humidity and moisture concerns can make Apollo Beach mold damage a persistent threat for homes and businesses. Understanding how to manage microbial growth and prevent recurrences is one of the driving forces behind so many choosing the experience of our SERVPRO of Apollo Beach West, Gibsonton team. If you think mold could be an issue in your residence, call us at (813) 624-2001.

Detecting and Dealing with Mold Damage at Apollo Beach Homes

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

MOLD spelled on a fungi white wall To spell it out--Call SERVPRO for mold remediation in your Apollo Beach Home or Condo

Efficient Mold Removal for Apollo Beach Homeowners

After a plumbing leak in your Apollo Beach property, mold may set in as soon as 24 to 48 hours. It thrives well in damp environments, and porous materials like drywall and carpet may serve reservoirs, thus offering a perfect place for growth. These tiny fungi invade wood framing, causing long-term structural damage and contaminating the interior air.

You should not be surprised to find mold damage in your Apollo Beach property while you're cleaning up since plumbing leaks behind walls are not always obvious. If the affected area is less than ten feet square, you may try cleaning it yourself. However, it is safer to let professionals address mold using IICRC-certified removal and remediation techniques.

Signs of mold on drywall

  • Soft drywall
  • Musty smell
  • Discoloration

Your walls' appearance may significantly change if there is mold growth behind them. In addition to discoloration, the walls may deteriorate. Paint or wallpaper cracks, peels, or bubbles because of moisture and mold growth. Additionally, the walls may become warped, bow, or even bulge when a moisture issue results in mold growth.

Tips and techniques for cleaning mold 

Cleaning mold from drywall may not be the best option because if it gets too wet, it might be ruined. Often, it is easier to cut out the affected portion and replace it. Before reinstalling new panels, SERVPRO technicians have to clean the inside. Brushing the mold off using a wire brush helps remove as many colonies as possible without getting the wall wet. Technicians also use other techniques such as dry ice blasting.

Cleaning moldy surfaces does not mean you are free of the issue in the future. It is important to address the cause of the mold, such as water damage, poor ventilation, and excessive condensation.

Mold remediation services include

  • Containing the mold
  • Conducting necessary repairs and replacements
  • Treatment to prevent a re-infestation

SERVPRO of Apollo Beach West, Gibsonton helps you identify and manage your mold damage issue "Like it never even happened." Call us at (813) 624-2001 to get the remediation services you need to restore your home.