Recent Commercial Posts

Proactive Viral Pathogen Cleaning Program for Freeport Businesses?

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

A technician decontaminates a commercial property. We restore properties compromised by the COVID-19 virus in Walton County.

The new coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to plague our country, and companies continue to be challenged by employees contracting the virus and being unable to report to work. Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams are certified to safely remove viral pathogens and viruses, including COVID-19, from commercial properties and homes by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Specialized Training and EPA-Approved Cleaning Products 

The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that porous and nonporous surfaces be cleaned routinely, especially high-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. We use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved products and adhere to CDC and local authority guidelines.

We are ready to respond to any specialty cleaning need you may have. We use hospital-grade disinfectants recommended by the CDC to treat pathogens similar to the coronavirus. We recognize the necessity of keeping up-to-speed on current industry standards and new technological advances.

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home in Freeport is exposed to the COVID-19 virus and needs cleaning and decontamination services, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help. ® We have the certification, protective gear, and experience to restore your property “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

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. 

Commercial Rebuilding Services for Storm-Damaged Properties in Destin?

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

Blueprints and construction tools sit on a bench. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Fifty percent of commercial businesses never reopen after suffering a fire or water damage loss. Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams have been restoring commercial property damage in Destin for over twenty years. Our goal is to get your business up and running as soon as possible. Whenever possible, we minimize disruption to your employees and customers during the restoration. Our ability to supervise the entire project from beginning to end gives our customers peace of mind and eliminates the headache of vetting and hiring trades and vendors. We manage each project seamlessly, and you have one person controlling the project from start to finish.

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services (HVAC)
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We have extensive experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

Property damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. When your commercial business needs rebuilding services, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Are Your Offices Looking Tired in Freeport?

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Technicians Sanitize a workplace kitchen. We provide commercial cleaning services for Walton County businesses.

Over time, cleaning products can build up on surfaces, leaving surfaces looking cloudy. Floors begin to look dull, and so can upholstered furniture. Light fixtures get dusty, and workplaces can start to smell stale. If you looked closer, would you notice dirty ceilings, windows, doors, baseboards, and common areas?

Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams are trained and certified by the  Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to perform a full range of deep cleaning services to keep your commercial business or home looking great. Cleaning product build-up requires professional help to remove. We offer a full range of cleaning services that exceed the scope of a routine janitorial service and will leave your business looking and smelling its best.

Commercial Cleaning Services

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

We have extensive experience working in all kinds of business settings and buildings:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help ® when your Freeport business or home needs deep cleaning services. Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Local Business Defaced by Vandalism and Graffiti Damage in Destin?

9/27/2022 (Permalink)

Vandals have defaced the wall of a business with graffiti. We restore vandalism and graffiti damage 24 hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Vandalism and graffiti damage is never a good look. Customers will look unfavorably upon your business, and that means lost revenue.

When your commercial property is damaged by vandalism and graffiti, fast action should be taken to restore the damage. This will discourage the graffiti vandals from defacing your business again. The vandal’s “work” is erased quickly, and they will move to another, more favorable location. 

Our local team in Destin Destin, Seaside, and Freeport has been restoring vandalism and graffiti damage for commercial businesses in Destin for over twenty years. If any windows have been broken, they should be repaired immediately to prevent water intrusion and mold damage.

Our technicians are trained and certified to restore many forms of vandalism and graffiti from surfaces like:

  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Masonry

Based on the unique characteristics of the damage, our technicians may use any of the following methods to restore the damage:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

Call Us Today!

When your Destin commercial business or home has vandalism and graffiti damage, our local team in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Remediation Services for Destin Businesses?

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is visible on a wall with water damage. We mitigate mold problems for Okaloosa County businesses.

Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team remediates commercial mold damage using this comprehensive process:

  1. Emergency Contact

We’ll ask you questions to determine the necessary equipment and resources.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing mold-infested porous materials may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed during the remediation process. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Call Us Today!

When your Destin commercial business or home has mold damage, our local team in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Property in Freeport?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

A damaged subfloor is removed with a crowbar and a hammer. We are trusted leaders in commercial water damage in Walton County.

When you have a water damage emergency, fast action is required to minimize the potential for secondary damage. Water is invasive, and the longer the water is left unmitigated, the greater the chance for more expensive and time-consuming repairs. Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team uses powerful, industrial-grade equipment to restore water damage quickly and efficiently. Here is a Google review from a recent commercial customer:

“I had water damage at a property in NW Florida and used SERVPRO to help with immediate mitigation as well as some restoration/removal. I left a prior 5-star review regarding the immediate mitigation efforts they performed, which was excellent! Days later, SERVPRO is back out assisting with the removal of damaged flooring. Richard and Marcelino worked tirelessly and quickly to remove the flooring. Jessica was very communicative regarding arrival times and scheduling. They make a great team. And while I hope I NEVER have an emergency situation like this again, if I do, SERVPRO will be my first call!” Brian Walding

Call Us!

When your Freeport commercial business or home has a water damage emergency, our local team in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport will clean and restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Rebuilding Services for Storm-Damaged Businesses in Rosemary Beach?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A business with high water damage is shown. We offer a full range of commercial rebuilding services for Okaloosa County businesses.

Property damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. When your business in Rosemary Beach has property damage, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help.® We offer a full range of rebuilding services to get your business operational again, and whenever possible, we work to minimize the disruption to your employees and customers.

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services (HVAC)
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We have extensive experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

When your commercial property or home in Rosemary Beach requires building and reconstruction services, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help ® Our restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day with property damage. Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Commercial Building in Freeport?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Stairs lead to a flooded floor in a commercial building. We are trusted leaders in commercial water damage restoration services in Okaloosa County.

Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team has been restoring storm damage in the Freeport area for over twenty years. Our fast emergency response time is critical to minimizing the potential for secondary damage. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the damage water does within minutes to one day:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us Today!

When your Freeport commercial business or home has water damage, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team will arrive quickly to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

HVAC System Inspection and Cleaning for Destin Businesses?

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

The HVAC system of a commercial building is shown on top of a building. We offer many commercial cleaning services in Okaloosa County!

Have you noticed an increase in your energy bill? Those higher rates could be a symptom of a dirty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A dirty HVAC system can lower the system's efficiency, causing it to work harder. A dirty HVAC system may also shorten the life of your equipment. Our local team of professionals in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is trained to inspect and clean commercial HVAC systems. Routine inspection and cleaning can save businesses money by keeping your system operating at peak performance.

According to the National HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association, the cost savings benefits of having your HVAC system cleaned are significant.

  • The United States Department of Energy reports that twenty-five to forty percent of the energy used for heating or cooling is wasted when HVAC systems are dirty
  • Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system
  • Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through regular use
  • When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness. 

Call Us Today!

When you need an HVAC system inspection and cleaning in your Destin commercial business or home, our team in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport has the equipment and training to keep your HVAC system operating at its best. Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Problem in Freeport Business?

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is growing in the corner of a room. We mitigate and remediate mold for businesses in Walton County.

The climate in the Gulf Coast provides the perfect warm, moist conditions for mold to thrive. Microscopic mold spores are always present in the Earth’s atmosphere, waiting for the ideal conditions to colonize, and once established, the mold can quickly spread to other parts of the structure.

SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, Freeport mitigates and remediates mold damage for Freeport businesses throughout the year. Here are some Mold Damage Emergency Tips from our website for things you can do and not do while waiting for help to arrive:

Important Facts About Mold:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, Freeport for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us Today!

When you need mold remediation services for your Freeport commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Destin, Seaside, Freeport is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Provides Advanced Cleaning Equipment after a Fire

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

silver heater with a blue stripe SERVPRO Saves Expensive Smoke and Soot Damaged Merchandise with Advanced Equipment for Our Commercial Clients in Santa Rosa Beach

How SERVPRO Technicians Clean Commercial Fire Damage in Santa Rosa Beach

Commercial industries with lots of equipment and sensitive goods can be affected by damage from an accidental fire. SERVPRO technicians use many different cleaning techniques and employ advanced equipment to respond quickly to the ruined areas, getting to your items before they are entirely unsalvageable. One of the most efficient methods of deep cleaning your commercial goods is with the use of ultrasound technology.

Contaminants from a commercial fire can include smoke, soot, and other chemicals that may originate from your industrial equipment, cleaning agents, dyes, and more. For example, a print production shop may see sudden flames from a faulty printer, or a grease fire can break out in a restaurant kitchen. This kind of fire damage in Santa Rosa businesses can be purged of contaminants through the use of ultrasound immersion tanks. Items that have been heavily affected by smoke become caked with stubborn particles that can become difficult to get rid of without the use of industry-grade technology.

Items made from hard, non-porous surfaces such as metal, ceramic, or plastic are immersed in the water, and a series of strong ultrasonic waves release bubbles to break apart residues down to the microscopic level. These bubbles burst near the source of the damage, and the gas that comes from them uses pressure to erode the soil and soot that has caked the surface. Cleaning your items using this method is a process that can last anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on how much buildup is present.

Our SERVPRO technicians utilize several advanced technologies to ensure that your commercial items and equipment are restored from fire damage. Soft-grade items that can handle water are put into our Esporta industry-grade washers, equipped with phosphate-free detergent. They use only half the water of traditional washers to really clean and purify the contents. Our Esporta systems contain powerful hydraulic pumps and multiple tanks, so all of your valuable items can be immersed at once.

Speed is the key to salvaging your important commercial goods that have been damaged by fire and smoke. That is why our content removal equipment is built to do any job, no matter how big or small. SERVPRO - We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we know that your commercial-grade damages can only be handled by commercial-grade equipment.

Emergency fires can start for a variety of reasons in your commercial building, whether due to a faulty appliance, a sparking outlet, or extreme heat. Contact SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport at (850) 267-0746 for fast fire damage services that can save your valuable items and equipment before they are ruined.

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How to Remove Odor from Flooding in Commercial Property

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Neatly prepared restaurant table Deodorizing a restaurant is just as important as removing standing water to combat commercial flood damage.

Commercial Flood Damage

Damp odor instantly puts people off of whatever they are eating or drinking. Foul, non-food odors rapidly drive away customers from restaurants and bars. A recurring odor can stain the reputation of a business if not dealt with quickly. We utilize these odor removal practices to ensure your business is sustained. 

Deodorizing a restaurant is just as important as removing standing water to combat commercial flood damage in Miramar Beach. SERVPRO maintains a highly trained, 24-hour response team to remediate the effects of damaging water; physical and odorous. Among the most common sources of odor in flood waters are dirt, garbage, mildew, and sewage.

The first thing our technicians do is identify and remove the origin of the odor. It is important to identify it before cleaning anything in the structure because our chemical cleaners can mask the odors. In most cases, the odor source is building material or a property item that has not dried completely. Technicians use the pumps, extractors, space heaters, and dehumidifiers in our equipment inventory to professionally dry everything. With drying completed, the next step is deodorization. Since there are usually multiple odors from some sources, we use multiple methods to stop, block, cover up, and remove them.

Disinfectants and sanitizers are some of the most common we use. They inhibit fungus, and mold spore growth and our technicians use them after lowering the moisture levels to the point that forces spores to return to a dormant state. Filtration and absorption agents reduce humidity and some types of oil residues. These are activated charcoals and work well in cleaning out odors as part of air filtration units.

Pairing chemicals attach themselves to odor particles. These particles then fall out of the atmosphere and onto surfaces where technicians more easily remove and dispose of them. We use pairing chemicals with ULV (ultra low volume) wet foggers to disperse them. Electrically generated deodorizers mix ozone gas with odor particles to change the chemical structure. These generators remove odors that have penetrated deeply into a structure and are otherwise not removable.

Finally, when we have eliminated every odor possible, technicians use masking agents to cover up remaining, foul odors with a pleasing one. These products come in various smells and are in the form of time release beads. Masking agents are also useful to cover up the smell of other cleaning agents before they eventually fade away.

Removing and cleaning odors left from flooding is a difficult process that requires a professional restoration team. SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport keeps you informed at every step while working to reopen your doors to customers. Call us today at (850) 267-0746.

What is the Fastest Way to Remove Flood Water from My Destin Area Restaurant?

1/2/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding Office Space Flood damage can cause a small business a lot of money and time if not taken care of. Contact SERVPRO to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

With our local roster, our SERVPRO team can reach your damaged Destin Area business quickly after a storm loss or flood. 

When you run a restaurant in the Santa Rosa Beach area, the smallest of disasters can have magnified effects throughout the entire structure. Without the appropriate response to the emergency, you can find yourself unable to meet the requirements of staying open or working as efficiently as possible to get the doors back open again. Flooding can be one of the disasters that can have widespread hazardous effects, so we strive to provide immediate responses when you need it most.

After a severe weather event, you can battle both structural and flood damage for your Santa Rosa Beach restaurant. Even with clean water incidents that can occur from breaches in the roof or construction of the building, standing water presents enough of a detrimental condition that can keep you from safely serving your loyal customers. Our SERVPRO professionals must first determine how destructive of a situation that your business faces when we first arrive to help.

How Do You Stop Flooding from Getting Worse? 

Mitigation is one of the critical elements of recovering your business, and that begins as soon as our professionals arrive. In most situations where flooding has occurred, we rely on emergency services as well to gain control of a flooded area and begin returning it to its original condition. The blend of mitigation and emergency services encompasses many tasks and experienced professionals of our team, helping us to make the ultimate recovery of your Santa Rosa Beach property less expensive and faster. Some of the areas of focus after flooding include:  

  • Containment – To prevent the spread of damaging effects throughout the entire restaurant, we can establish physical barriers to prevent the migration of water. When flooding has occurred in the kitchen area, containing the damage can prevent costly damages to dining area carpet, furniture, and fixtures.
  • Structural Repairs – Our professionals can begin working to restore your business as soon as we arrive, and that includes controlled demolition and temporary construction solutions provided by our in-house licensed contractors.
  • Mitigation – There are many phases of mitigation, and the ultimate goal of each is to reduce costs, losses, and time for restoration to complete. From extraction and drying to deodorization and microbial remediation, we can help to keep the situation from getting out of control.

What Threats Should I Know About Active Flooding? 

Whether natural flooding occurs or not, there are many threats to flooding in your restaurant. Not only does this situation often force you to close your doors to customers temporarily, but several conditions make it challenging for you to remain in the damaged areas. Appreciating the severity of these conditions can help to encourage the securing of professional restoration technicians like our SERVPRO team. You should be mindful of:

  • Structural Deterioration – Without full working knowledge of water migration throughout your restaurant, structural elements could begin to deteriorate if they do not get the drying and restoration attention they need. 
  • Standing Water – Standing water alone can present slips and falls hazards, though its ultimate threat lies in how quickly exposed materials and contents can absorb it. From the tables and chairs in your dining area to the carpeting in the manager’s office, standing water can be a challenge to remove.
  • Shock – With so many industrial-grade appliances and tools that get used in the kitchen areas of your restaurant, standing and rising waters present electric shock hazards when the water levels come into contact with active currents.
  • Contamination – Natural flooding is one of the most destructive disasters, primarily because of how all of the surfaces and contents exposed must get treated as though they have become contaminated by bacteria. With many floods introducing contaminants into a workspace, this is an added obstacle in restoring your restaurant.

How Long Do Extraction and Drying Take? 

While we would love to tell each customer the precise amount of time that recovery and restoration should take in their property, this is not always possible. Many restoration tasks must delve much more deeply than superficial concerns, and addressing moisture in structural cavities or dampness of subflooring might take longer than initially anticipated. The length of a restoration project involves:

  • Size of the affected area
  • Saturation of materials and contents
  • Believed levels of contamination

It is always the priority of our restoration team to provide the most efficient and cost-effective service for our customers. We can work around the clock to get your doors back open again after a flood loss. Give our SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team a call anytime that you need us at (850) 267-0746.

Are There Any Local Services that Can Restore Major Commercial Fire Damage?

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

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There Are a Few Destin-Area Restoration Companies, Like SERVPRO, That Can Remediate Extensive Commercial Fire Damage.

Operating a business in the Destin, Seaside, and Freeport area comes with its own unique set of challenges. Of course, there are the everyday concerns of running a successful enterprise and managing finances. However, there is also the necessity of always being prepared for unexpected catastrophes like fires, major storms, and flooding. The ever-present threat of commercial fires, for example, is something area business owners should anticipate. Anyone of a number of things, like electrical shorts, lightning strikes, wildfires, recklessly discarded employee or customer cigarette butts, or even spontaneous combustion of flammable inventory, could easily make your commercial structure go up in smoke. Knowing whom to call before you encounter such issues is essential.

What Kind of Commercial Structures Has SERVPRO Been Able to Restore?  

SERVPRO, a local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport area fire restoration business, has been effectively handling commercial fire damage for over 30 years. Over that thirty-year period, the company has dealt with the effects of fires in almost every type of commercial structure. Some of the facilities our technicians have restored are:  

Small and large high-rise office buildings

Retail shops of all sizes, from small to big-box stores

Industrial and manufacturing business sites

Hotels and motels

All types of restaurants

Through our extensive experience in remediating fire damage in all these types of sites, we know the unique issues each present. This knowledge ultimately helps us save you time and money.

How Do We Help Restore Businesses Impacted by Fire?

We perform numerous crucial cleaning and restoration services for area business owners that have suffered fire damage. These enable them to limit their losses and reopen their businesses as soon as possible after a fire. A few of the cleaning and restoration services we do are:

Structural cleaning that removes smoke residues from floors, walls, ceilings, and attic rafters, as well as neutralizes related odors

Removing soot residues from HVAC systems

Cleaning and deodorization of furniture and other business contents

Mitigation that attempts to limit additional damage by emergency drying affected materials, boarding up openings, and winterizing exposed pipes

Restoration of specialty items like important business documents, electronics, expensive rugs, and valuable artwork

Restoration of irreparable fire-damaged structural components and business contents

After completion of these essential measures, your commercial property is often back in operational condition.

What Training and Experience Make SERVPRO So Effective in Restoring Commercial Buildings Damaged by Fire?

As a firm, SERVPRO has operated for twenty-eight years, meeting the local business community’s restoration needs, and is Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-approved. The company’s Operations Manager, Greg Cartwright, has over thirty-five years of industry experience. Our highly-trained technicians are individually certified in such relevant things as:

Fire and smoke damage restoration

Odor control

Upholstery and fabric cleaning

Commercial carpet maintenance

Carpet repair and reinstallation

Also, we have a commercial large loss division, directed by a commercial operations manager, that is staffed with professionals that can successfully deal with even the worst fire damage.

What Kind of Tools Enable Workers to Successfully Remediate Commercial Fire Damage?

As you can imagine, without the proper tools, effective fire damage restoration is impossible. With that in mind, SERVPRO ensures that its technicians have all the latest state-of-the-art remediation equipment. Some of the innovative gear our professionals use is:

Systems that remove residues from ventilation networks

Injection tools to treat upholstered items and carpeting with deodorants

Air scrubbers that remove odorous particles from the air

Vaportek devices that aerosolize natural oils to neutralize fire-related smells

Ozone generators that counteract unpleasant odors with ozone gas

High-velocity box fans to quickly ventilate large commercial structures

High-tech foggers that get deodorants into materials and difficult-to-access areas

Together, these advanced tools help us apply our unique expertise to your fire damage problems.

As a business owner, it is ultimately up to you to protect your commercial enterprise. While accidental fires cannot be predicted, there are ways to prepare for the omnipresent risk of one. The following are a few suggestions for limiting your risk of a fire. First, have routine maintenance performed on your facilities to ensure your electrical networks, equipment, and safety devices are all in good working order. Then, if appropriate, have lightning rods installed on tall structures to dissipate potential lightning strikes. Next, develop good fire safety training programs for employees so that they avoid unsafe practices. Also, try to store any flammable materials and inventories in climate-controlled areas. A final thing you could do to limit fire risks is to have workers clear away all brush near your site that could help fuel a wildfire. 

With all that said, if you ever need help restoring commercial fire damage, call SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport at (850) 267-0746.

How Can SERVPRO Protect Destin, Seaside, and Freeport Businesses After Water Damages?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

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Efficient Water Damage Repair Approaches for Destin, Seaside, and Freeport Properties

Restoring and repairing your home or condominium after a water disaster must happen as quickly as possible. There is often a small window of opportunity to reduce the total loss for customers by implementing mitigation strategies right away. Regardless of how quickly our professionals can arrive at these emergencies, there is often a need for repairs and reconstruction. We have a division of general contractors capable of overseeing this work along with our restoration technicians working to mitigate loss within the structure.

Water damage repair in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport homes and businesses involves several different actions and tasks. With situations like broken plumbing fixtures and burst pipes, having building trade professionals capable of replacing damaged pipes and repairing leaks can ultimately reduce the migration of water loss effects. To reach the damaged portions of your plumbing network, controlled demolition is often required. Careful removal of exposed materials can make the reconstruction phase more efficient and cost-effective.

Rebuilding after controlled demolition and material removal happens after mitigation completes. A seamless transition between these phases ensures that we can get families back into their condos and homes as quickly as possible. Not having to wait for a subcontractor to find the time in their schedule to assist with your needs can save customers time and money on the restoration work their property requires.

Water disasters can happen in many different ways, impacting your property and damaging its contents. As leading water restoration specialists in northern Florida, our SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team can help with efficient drying and repairs necessary after these emergencies occur. Give us a call anytime at (850) 267-0746.

Can My Business Be Restored After a Flood?

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

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For Professional Restoration in Walton County, Call SERVPRO

It’s a Small Operation, Can You Still Help Me?

No matter if it is a small café or a large restaurant, SERVPRO response teams have you covered when it comes to remediating commercial flood damage in Walton County

What Tools Do Response Teams Use to Find Residual Floodwater?

Once the affected areas in your Destin shop have been inspected for safe access, water extraction is the top priority. After the standing water has been pumped or vacuumed out, then we can begin checking for hidden moisture pockets.

  • Moisture Sensors detect water in carpets and pads. Probes determine if the water is present and also penetrate underneath to see if the flooding penetrated the sub-floor. Sensors do not measure the exact amount of water, but the visual and audio responses blink and beep faster the more water there is present.
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras find moisture in material like wood, ceiling tiles, and drywall. They quickly show how far the water has penetrated through the building. For example, the infrared images can reveal if floodwater that came in under a door has soaked only wall panels near the entryway or if it has gone much further into the kitchen or even through into the dining area by showing the temperature differences, not actual water.
  • Moisture Meters measure the actual water content. Restoration teams usually have meters calibrated for wood and other building material like drywall. The numbers provide a baseline for technicians to determine what equipment is needed and how long it may take to complete drying material or if too damaged for restoration.
  • Thermo-Hygrometers measure the temperature and humidity of the air in each room. Team members use them to determine a safe, baseline level in unaffected areas to use in the affected areas and the HVAC ducts. We work hard to restore a balanced Relative Humidity to your workplace by first establishing the Specific Humidity.

Does Anything Else Happen During the Inspection?

SERVPRO technicians arrive on each site with the equipment needed to begin removing standing water and debris left by the flood. Once the inspection is completed, we use this information to determine the equipment, cleaning agents, and the time needed to finish restoring your business.

To schedule a service call, contact SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport at (850) 267-0746 today.

Structural Damages that can Affect Almost Any Office in Santa Rosa Beach

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Gets Your Water Damaged Business Going Again

Office buildings and environments vary wildly in style, layout, materials, and structural specifications, making some blanket assumptions about water damage difficult to justify in every scenario. Most office buildings luckily fit into a few key profiles. Still, we can only really know what treatments will be necessary once our technicians are on-site and examine the damage. However, here are some of the most common structural issues we remedy in an office setting.

Water Removal from Carpeting

Most offices have at least some carpeting in them, which is, unfortunately, one of the most vulnerable targets in for Destin and Seaside commercial water damage cases. Carpeting quickly absorbs water and warps once dried out, often tearing apart and off tack strips that hold it down. Although most types of flooring are vulnerable to flood damage and water damage in general, carpeting is salvaged less often than other types. However, in many cases, rugs and carpets not fixed to the floor may be easier to restore.

Wood Supports with Water Damage

In some flooding cases, wooden supports and columns can present a severe safety hazard. If not dealt with carefully, these may fail, triggering a partial or full collapse. This is especially prevalent in older buildings, where waterproof materials and resistant laminates are less common. Wood is also highly susceptible to mold damage and must be treated accordingly to stop growth. Our SERVPRO technicians can deal with mold remediation.

Foundational Water Damage

Perhaps the most consistent feature among office buildings is the presence of a solid foundation. During a water incident, a foundation may end up taking on accidental water damage, especially if previous issues had existed. If not correctly dealt with, these problems could potentially lead to a total collapse. Fast water extraction and damage assessment are key in ensuring these issues don't blow up into larger ones.

Quick to respond to any disaster, SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is ready when you need us most. If your office has taken on water damage, please contact us as soon as possible at (850) 267-0746.