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Why Are We a Top Choice for Cleaning and Restoration Services in Seagrove?

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

A person gives the “thumbs up” symbol. We provide a full range of restoration services for homes and businesses in Walton County.

Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams have been restoring property damage in Seagrove for over twenty years. Our commitment to service with excellence is the driving force behind all that we do for our valued customers.

Property damage can happen anytime and for many reasons: fire, water, storm, mold, vandalism, chemical spills, biohazard contamination, you name it! Our technicians are trained and certified to provide a full range of cleaning, restoration, and rebuilding services for homes and businesses.

What makes us a top choice for cleanup and restoration services?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Restoration Services

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Building Services

Cleaning Services

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism and Graffiti

Call Us!

When you need cleaning and restoration services in your Seagrove home or business, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help. ® We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore your property “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will the Mold be Removed from My Home in Freeport?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

A technician stands inside a mold containment barrier in a home to prevent mold spores from spreading. We are trained and certified to restore mold damage in Walton County.

For over twenty years, our local team in Destin Destin, Seaside, and Freeport has been mitigating and restoring mold damage in Freeport. Here is the process we use for every job:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. 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. We remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials when remediating heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

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

  1. Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs or require reconstructing various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do If I Discover a Mold Problem in My Destin Home?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

Discovery of mold on drywall shown. We are trusted leaders in mold damage restoration services in Okaloosa County.

Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team has the training, equipment, and experience to restore mold damage quickly and efficiently. Mold spores are always present in the Earth’s atmosphere, waiting for the perfect warm and moist conditions to colonize. Water leaks and excess moisture can encourage mold growth, so we will address any water damage issues while correcting the mold problem. Here is some information about mold from our website:

Important Facts:

  • 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 our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport office 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 your Destin home or business has a mold problem, our local team in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Longer Destin Harbor Fireworks 4th of July Display in 2022?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

Fireworks light up the night sky on the 4th of July. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Do you know that children ages 10 to 14 have the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third of the victims of fireworks injuries under 15? Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team responds to fire damage emergencies every year, and some have involved fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fireworks cause thousands of injuries every year. The NFPA offers these safe alternatives for getting in the patriotic mood and celebrating this year’s festivities:

  • Use glow sticks as a safe alternative to sparklers. They are fun for all ages.
  • Loud and proud. Noisemakers are sure to make a statement. They can be found at local party supply stores or create your own.
  • Have an outdoor movie night. Set up a screen and projector. Don’t forget the bug spray!
  • Red, white, and blue silly string
  • Make a patriotic craft with the family
  • Throw a birthday party for the USA and don’t forget the cake!

This year the City of Destin is putting on the 4th of July Fireworks display at Destin Harbor. The production this year will run for about fifteen minutes! 

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire Safety Tips for Vacation Homeowners in Seaside?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

A row of beach houses in Seaside, Florida, is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team restores fire damage in Seaside every year. If you own a seasonal home in Seaside, you will benefit from following these seasonal home safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button
  • Install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms outside each separate sleeping area, on every level of the home, and in other locations, as required by laws, codes, or standards
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month
  • Pack extra batteries for smoke alarms and CO alarms in case they need replacing
  • Make a home escape plan. Practice the plan with everyone in the household, including visitors.
  • Know the telephone number of the local fire department and the address and phone number of the vacation home
  • Chimneys and vents need to be cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year
  • If you smoke, smoke outside. Use deep, sturdy ashtrays.
  • If you are renting, contact the property manager, landlord, or fire department to be sure that smoke alarms and CO alarms are installed and properly working

Call Us!

When your Seaside home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Emergency Escape Plan Helps Family Flee From Fire in Destin?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

A family is having a meeting. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Okaloosa County!

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) knows about escape planning. Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team responds to fire damage emergencies in the Destin area every year and see the difference having a good escape plan in place makes. Here are some tips for escape planning from the NFPA:

  • Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or a mailbox) a safe distance away from the home where everyone can meet
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year
  • Practice using different ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave as a closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area
  • Install alarms on every level of the home
  • Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of their home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors

Call Us!

When you need help with fire damage, our team in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Problem in Destin Home?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is revealed growing behind wallpaper in a bathroom. We mitigate and remediate mold infestations in Okaloosa County!

Have you recently had water damage or noticed a musty smell in your home that you can't place? If so, you may have a mold problem hiding behind your wallpaper or inside your walls! Our local team of professionals in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport are trained and certified in applied microbial remediation from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Here is a Google review from a customer who used us for a mold problem:

"Can't say enough good things regarding Ray, his crew, and the whole experience. They achieved the job well before the deadline. Also, they went above and beyond to make sure all questions and concerns were met. Highly recommend them for any and all your needs. Thank you for your service." Christian Felix

Call Us Today!

Mold is always present in the Earth's atmosphere, waiting for the perfect conditions to colonize. Once the mold becomes visible, it can spread rapidly to other areas of the home, sometimes in as little as 48 to 72 hours.

When you discover mold growing in your Destin home or commercial business, our team in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport has the training, equipment, and experience to remediate the mold problem, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy Customers in Destin?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

A couch is being professionally cleaned. We provide many specialty deep cleaning services in Okaloosa County!

SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, Freeport provides a full range of deep cleaning services to keep your home or business looking its best. Here is a testimonial from a repeat customer:

“SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, Freeport sent Richard to our home to clean all of our upholstered furniture and several rugs to get ready for an estate sale. He was so friendly and professional, put pads down on the floors to protect our new flooring, and cleaned everything efficiently and beautifully. We have several pieces of down furniture and hard-to-clean wool rugs, but he cleaned them perfectly with no trouble. We have worked with SERVPRO in the past, and they have always been superb, today was another hit out of the park, and we will definitely be calling again in the future. Thank you, SERVPRO, for the great experience.” Brandi S.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Our carpet and upholstery cleaning service will get out the dirt you see and remove the unwanted dust and dirt you do not see. Routine, professional cleaning of your carpets and upholstered furniture may extend the life of your investments and make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Call Us Today!

When your Destin home or business needs deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Destin, Seaside, Freeport will clean and restore your property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Destin's, Seaside, Freeport's Secret to Contents Tracking

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO x ContentsTrack SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport uses Xactware ContentsTrack to easily document the tracking process of your most precious

Where Have My Contents Been Stored?

When your residential or commercial property has been affected by a water, fire, or mold damage that results in your belongings having to be moved off-site, it can be frustrating to feel as if you're in-the-dark about where your property's most precious items have been stored.

Luckily, SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport uses Xactware ContentsTrack to easily document the tracking process of your home or business's most precious property. With this transparent and organized software, customers are able to view real-time photographic condition of items as well as timestamped dates that document exactly where your items have been stored. 

With the complete chain-of-custody at your fingertips you always know how the job is progressing and where items are. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (850) 267-0746

How Can I Settle My Insurance Claim Faster?

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Faster to Any Disaster - Matterport camera and SERVPRO logo There’s no need for hundreds of photographs, measurements, repeat visits, and written statements with Matterport's 3D walkthroughs

SERVPRO Uses Matterport 3D Showcasing

My Destin home recently suffered a catastrophic loss from a busted pipe on the second floor. I filed a claim with my insurance, but they told me it could take months - maybe even years to have to have my case settled if there were any lapses in documentation.

Luckily, I called the Fire & Water Damage Restoration company that takes pride in caring for their customers - SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport. SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport uses Matterport's 3D Model Platform to provide transparent documentation and accurate valuations for customers. It allowed them to document losses and create damage repair estimates faster than any other Restoration Company along the Gulf Coast. Since the 3D camera was able to clearly display every section of my house, my insurance company was able to identify all areas of loss and swiftly settle my claim. Thanks to SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport, I was able to save precious time, reduce mitigation costs, and close my insurance claim faster.  

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (850) 267-0746

Soot and Smoke Damage in Freeport Home?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

A closeup of soot on a wall. We clean and restore soot and smoke damage in Okaloosa County.

Although the fire only damaged the kitchen and family room in my Freeport home, smoke and soot traveled to the other rooms in my house. What a mess!

Fires cause many types of damage, and smoke, smoke odor, soot, and water left from the firefighting efforts all require different cleaning methods. SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, Freeport’s restoration technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to safely clean and restore your precious keepsakes and belongings to pre-damage condition in most cases. We pretest every item to ensure we are using the most effective cleaning method. Here are some of the techniques we may use to restore your home’s contents:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Team in Destin?

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

A man is studying on his laptop. Our team stays current on industry standards and best practices in Okaloosa County!

At SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, Freeport, our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our training program includes: 

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training 
  • Initial Franchise Training 
  • e-Learnings 
  • Continuing Education Classes 

IICRC Certifications 

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician 
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician 
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician 
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program 
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician 
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician 
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician 
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician 
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation 
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician 
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician 
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician 


Everyone on our team has access to web-based training in our Destin office. This voluntary training program is designed to be an ongoing training series for SERVPRO® of Destin, Seaside, Freeport employees. These training courses feature video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. Our ongoing training and education programs keep our technicians and office team up-to-speed on new industry standards and best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry. 

Call Us! 

When you have a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Destin, Seaside, Freeport is Here to Help.® Call us today at 850-267-0746. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated. 

Move-Out and Pack-Out Services in Santa Rosa Beach?

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

A person is in the process of packing items for moving. We provide packing and moving services in Walton County!

When fire or water damage is extensive, household items and furniture will require offsite storage while the restoration work is underway. Storing items offsite allows the cleanup and repair process to move more quickly and protects your belongings from damage during the reconstruction process.  

Santa Rosa Beach customers can rely on SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, Freeport to help pack and move a home’s contents in an organized and efficient way. And once all the repairs are complete, we will coordinate a convenient time to return your belongings and move your furniture back in place.  


When your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire or water damage, we can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including: 

  • A quicker remodeling process 
  • Protecting items from potential damage 
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage 

After the restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered may depend on your insurance coverage. 

Call Us! 

When you need move-out and pack-out services for your Santa Rosa Beach home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Destin, Seaside, Freeport can help you move and return your furniture and belongings once the restoration is complete. Call us today at 850-267-0746. 

Santa Rosa Beach Home Affected by Biohazardous Buildup? Rely Upon SERVPRO for a Safe and Secure Cleanup and Restoration

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

container filled with biohazardous material Santa Rosa Beach and a Hazardous Waste Cleanup Effort Needed? SERVPRO Restores a Sanitary Environment

SERVPRO Has Sufficient Resources to Handle Biohazard Cleanup in Santa Rosa Beach

Removal of biohazards encompasses many aspects apart from the cleanup of materials from the site. There is a need to neutralize any risks posed by such materials, deal with any odor or stain, and answer any question you might have about the loss. SERVPRO sends a team with the skills and equipment to handle all these aspects during the cleanup of biohazards in Santa Rosa Beach.

Limiting the Spread of Biohazards

For easing the biohazard cleanup process in Santa Rosa Beach, there is a need to ensure minimal disturbance to the affected area. Agitation from foot traffic or even air movements can spread the material further, exposing the occupants to unnecessary dangers. Our SERVPRO technicians can use engineering controls such as plastic sheets to isolate the affected areas before starting the cleanup.

Safe Removal of Hazardous Materials

If there are solid residues of the biohazard left in place, there is a need to remove it safely. Our SERVPRO technicians use shovels and other appropriate tools to scoop the material and store it in leak-proof plastic bags. We also bag any fabric or paper towels we use to clean the area for safe disposal.

Proper Decontamination Procedures

There is a need to clean the affected areas or the property in general to disinfection levels. Different biohazard materials have unique properties, so there is a need to choose the right cleaning solution. It is also crucial to dilute the cleaning agents to the correct ratios. For example, a ratio of 1:100 is for bleaches when diluted with water. Our SERVPRO technicians have access to specially formulated cleaning agents for dealing with different biohazards. Advanced training also helps in following the right cleaning procedures. Therefore, we can remove all types of biohazards, including:

  • Human body fluids such as blood
  • Pathological wastes such as human tissue
  • Animal wastes
  • Dangerous chemicals such as meth lab residues
  • Materials at a crime scene such as gunpowder residue

Cleaning biohazards can be complicated. SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport has the resources to handle such incidents. Call us at (850) 267-0746. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Understanding Mold Prevention in Your Destin Area Home

1/8/2022 (Permalink)

Microbial growth forming in corner of a room Microbial Growth in your Destin-Area home or business can be solved by SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport!

SERVPRO Can Advise and Remediate Mold Problems in Your Home or Business

Mildews, molds, and yeasts are classified as fungi, a kingdom of organisms which are distinct from animals and plants. Unlike animals, fungi have cell walls, and unlike plants, the fungal cell walls are composed of mainly glucan and chitin. They cannot make nutrients like plants and must secrete enzymes on the organic matter upon which the fungi are embedded, to absorb the nutrients released.
There is no practical way to get rid of all mold spores and molds in your indoor Destin environment. There are, however, several ways to control moisture and mold damage in your home. If you do suspect mold growth in your home, contact SERVPRO right away, as they can find the source of the moisture and clean up the mold.

Any leaks in pipes and damp areas around sinks and tubs should be fixed right away, so biological pollutants do not have environments to grow in. You can install water-resistant materials like stone, tiles, galvanized or stainless steel hardware, deep-sealed concrete, water a wallboard, indoor/outdoor carpeting, water-resistant glues and more to protect your home from mold growth.
Prevent the seepage of water from outside your home as well. Rainwater from your roof or gutters must drain away from your home, and the ground around your house must slope away to keep crawlspaces and basements dry. Ask SERVPRO to cover the dirt in crawl spaces with sheeting to stop moisture from saturating the air and also to ventilate the area. Encapsulation can be an excellent deterrent to water damage and can also increase the indoor air quality of your home.
Keeping it Clean
Fabrics in your home should be cleaned often and kept dry. Soil promotes the growth of mold. Clean fabrics should be stored in well-ventilated areas. Think about having a professional cleaning of your air ducts if you think you have existing mold inside of the duct’s surface, or if the insulation for the duct has been wet. SERVPRO can help you to clean your air ducts and fix your moisture problem in this case, besides sweeping up the mold to stop it from spreading further.

Keeping it Dry
When you have a moisture problem, SERVPRO’s technicians come in to dry your home using industrial axial fans, dehumidifiers, and also negative pressure systems. Maintaining the humidity in your home below forty percent can help you to prevent mold proliferation. In areas that are prone to moisture, pick carpets which contain man-made fibers. Also, you can reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces by using insulation.
Keep areas of your home clean and disinfected, especially high-moisture zones such as the bathroom, basement, and kitchen. Make sure to ventilate the areas as well, especially after a shower.
SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is specially trained to take care of mold and moisture problems. Do not attempt to clean it up yourself with only bleach, as this does not correct the problem. We can be reached whenever you need us at (850) 267-0746.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program Helps Mitigate Losses in Miramar Beach

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growth Mold Spotting in Your Destin Condo? Contact SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

For Destin, Seaside, and Freeport Homes and Condos, SERVPRO Provides Professional and Safe Mold Remediation

Moisture ridden areas of your Destin, Seaside, or Freeport home can attract an unpleasant guest into your home in the form of fungal growth. As this organism grows and thrives, it can spread to new areas of your house and seat into new surfaces. Within a brief period of the initial colonization, your home can have widespread mold growth that requires immediate action from professional remediation technicians.

Mold damage is common to homes along Destin, 30A, Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, and Freeport. This is due to the severe weather systems and often damp conditions we experience throughout the hurricane season. While you work to prevent this from occurring in your home, many fail to see the warning signs when they happen, and only notice the mold growth when it is out of control and in desperate need of professional intervention. Understanding how this organism lives and spreads can help you to understand the importance of reaching out to our certified mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO immediately.

From the moment that mold spores encounter conditions which allow them to develop and thrive in your home, less than 72 hours remain before a colony can form. This process begins with some light spotting on surfaces like drywall, as the spores take footing into this material to begin to grow and spread. As the colony eats through and degrades this material, it has to continue to spread throughout new areas of this surface, and even adjacent walls to continue feeding. The not visible on the surface hyphae spread like roots infesting and consuming more organic material.

Air circulation systems also play a significant role in how mold damage can spread throughout your home. Areas that otherwise might not have met the conditions for growth get exposed to active spores traveling through the ducts and settling in new areas. This fact is part of the reason why air conditioning gets shut off when remediation work from our SERVPRO technicians begins. We can inspect the HVAC system and clean and disinfect against spores, pet dander, bacteria and virus microorganisms and other allergens.

Though you may not notice the conducive conditions for mold proliferation, the right choice is to reach out to our SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport remediation technicians.  We can help limit the spread of these organisms and work efficiently to remove the infestations from your home. Give us a call anytime at (850) 267-0746.

Commercial Preparedness for Disasters

12/24/2021 (Permalink)

screen cap of SERVPRO ERP login screen The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program Helps Mitigate Losses in Miramar Beach

SERVPRO's Unique Emergency Ready Profile Can Mitigate Commercial Fire and Water Damage Losses

When a disaster like a fire, flood, broken water pipe or sewage backup strikes a business, the downtime affects more than the loss of revenue. Customers are inconvenienced, employees may be jobless, inventory can be destroyed or contaminated, the building and its capital assets may be in jeopardy of becoming non-salvageable. What to do? Be Prepared for Emergencies.

SERVPRO offers the latest in technology when it comes to responding to a commercial disaster in Destin, Seaside, Freeport and the surrounding areas. You can virtually have help at your fingertips, available day or night. This valuable resource can offer a means of mitigating business losses to our business and management clients, thus lessening their burden with dealing with their customers and clients. The ERP, Emergency Ready Profile, is a detailed document that takes planning with our clients to gather the pertinent information to be prepared for emergency situations. SERVPRO Marketing Reps willingly make multiple visits to collect the data, photos, and all contact information. Upon arrival with the checklist from this Corporate Based Software program, on-site inspections and assessments are made to incorporate all factors and conditions which may occur after any given disaster.

When SERVPRO has downloaded all the information from the company that is necessary to secure fast responses to any given structural emergency, we will provide hard copies to the business owners, and decision-makers. Copies may also be kept on file with maintenance departments, depending on the type of business. We can offer semi-annual updates for new or changing circumstances and thus provide our clients with the knowledge that we can respond immediately. The right crews and equipment will be dispatched. No delays to mitigating water or fire damage control and monetary losses.

To help protect your strip-center, apartment or condo complex, or a big box retail enterprise, call SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport. We can schedule an appointment and construct an Emergency Ready Profile for you. (850) 267-0746

Why Is an Infrared Camera Useful During Mold Inspection of the Ceiling?

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Mold If you find a mold infestation in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately. We will provide you with professional remediation and mitigation services.

Destin, Seaside, and Freeport Properties Need Mold Inspection That Works At Any Height

Homeowners in Destin, Seaside, Freeport, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, and Rosemary Beach know that fungal growth is a genuine problem that needs due care and attention. If you have issues in your house, you naturally want to take care of them quickly and thoroughly.

If you suspect fungus in your Santa Rosa Beach home, mold inspection is vital. It is not enough to clean up visible mold – you need a remediation company like SERVPRO, who will inspect your home and record useful, hard data.

What are the signs that a home needs mold inspection?

If you:

  • See mold patches anywhere in your house
  • Smell a musty smell that does not go away
  • Notice watermarks on your ceiling or walls
  • Find leaks that leave stains behind

It is time to call mold remediation specialists.

Why is mold inspection on the ceiling challenging?

Mold inspection means using instruments to check for moisture and assess the situation in your home. Water is a critical component of mold growth, so we need to understand its extent. Moisture inspection devices such as probes and moisture meters are small handheld devices that need to contact the surface. If the ceiling is exceptionally high, this presents challenges for our technicians, who must first reach the ceiling before they can use the tools.

How does an infrared camera help?

An infrared camera captures images that show how moisture moved across a surface. Infrared cameras are not x-ray machines – they do not look inside building materials. However, a clear picture of how water moves on the surface helps us assess how much moisture is present and pinpoint problem areas. Because the camera does not need to contact the ceiling, our technicians can stand on the floor and still get a clear image of the situation above them.
Infrared images can be affected by:

  • Sunlight and shadows
  • Air movement in the room
  • Electrical heat and appliances nearby
  • Warm or cold air from the HVAC

SERVPRO technicians are aware of all the things that can affect infrared readings and adjust their use of the camera accordingly.

For mold inspection that works from floor to ceiling, call SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport at (850) 267-0746.

Are You Looking for Water Damage Help in Destin, Seaside, or Freeport?

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

water damage Sometimes, after water damage, removing flooring is necessary. SERVPRO has the expertise to dry and restore your home.

SERVPRO dries homes after water damage

If you suffer water damage in your home, getting rid of any standing water is only the first part of remediation. We must dry everything that has become wet, including:

  • Drapes and carpets
  • Floorboards and baseboards
  • Wallpaper, rugs, personal items, or artwork

Water-damaged items provide a potential breeding ground for mold, and they often do not smell good. That is why we train our technicians to measure and monitor moisture levels while drying your home. They also double-check to ensure they do not skip any nooks or crannies.

We use moisture probes and meters to monitor wetness levels, and we set up dehumidifiers and air movers to dry every surface.

For thorough water damage repair, call SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport at (850) 267-0746.