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Mitigating Fish Hawk Kitchen Floodwater Damage

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Floor removed, flood cuts in drywall. Flood damage restoration is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for your home.

24/7 SERVPRO Kitchen Flood Restoration

Flood damage is almost inevitable for many US homes, regardless of where the property is located on the Federal Emergency Management Association's flood maps. These disasters require fast cleanup to minimize the risk of mold growth and damage that can impact a Bloomingdale home's crawl space, foundation, and other essential structures.

SERVPRO flood restoration technicians respond to Bloomingdale homeowners' needs with EPA-registered biocides and commercial-grade flood cleanup tools. Technicians can also perform necessary demolition, debris removal, and rebuilding services to preserve a flood-damaged home per the owner's insurance policy.

Remediating kitchen flooding with standing water extraction tools

Standing water in a kitchen can be tough to remove in full without assistance. SERVPRO professionals can address standing water with tools like:

  • Specialized portable and truck-mounted extraction tools
  • Wet/dry vacuums
  • Mops and squeegees
  • Gas-powered sump pumps

Combined with debris removal and demolition, these tools can remove flood contaminants from a property without putting residents at risk during cleanup. SERVPRO can even provide power sources for equipment if the impacted home has no power or electrical systems have been contaminated by water.

Flood restoration through extraction entails SERVPRO technicians in PPE removing solid debris and sanitizing with pump or trigger sprayers that deploy EPA-registered biocides. This process lessens the chance of contamination during cleanup. After removing solid waste and soils, water removal with sump pumps and other extraction tools can begin in earnest. 

Sump pumps are used in areas where water is 2 inches or deeper, while extractors are utilized in saturated areas that do not have deep pools of standing water. After multiple passes with extraction tools and several inspections, SERVPRO techs can move on to structural drying with air movers and dehumidification units.

Homeowners can call SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, at (813) 725-0826 to immediately start flood restoration services. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and can minimize the effects with 24/7 response.

SERVPRO Mitigates Unfinished Attic Fire Damage

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage started from an attic fire. When a fire strikes home, let SERVPRO provide the fire damage restoration your homes needs. We are here to help 24/7 365 days a year.

Fish Hawk Attic Fire Damage Restoration Services

Attics are highly vulnerable to home fires, especially if electrical and HVAC systems are located in areas prone to dust and high temperatures. These fires are often among the most damaging for Fish Hawk residences because they can impact ventilation, roofing, and interior structural materials and contents.

SERVPRO residential fire damage restoration for Fish Hawk properties returns homes to a pre-disaster state. With specialized tools and proprietary solutions, trained technicians can mitigate water damage, microbial growth, and soot and soils from fire damage.

Restoring attic structural materials with SERVPRO tools

SERVPRO technicians can remediate fire damage with a combination of:

  • Soot cleanup
  • Debris removal
  • Containment measures
  • Water removal when needed before fire cleanup
  • Odor control and sanitation

Attic fires often require extensive cleanup due to the likelihood of potential roof damage and damage to floors below. HVAC is often filled with soot and fire-related residues from burnt material, which can smear without proper cleanup. SERVPRO can inspect HVAC while forming a restoration plan to ensure that indoor air quality is restored.

The extent of a property's restoration needs depends on the attic's contents. An area filled with exposed unfinished wood framing and insulation can absorb excessive amounts of soot that is unlikely to be completely removed. However, technicians can apply solutions like abrasion cleaning on heavy char and seal the framing to prevent further stains and odors. Insulation's efficacy is often compromised after a fire and may require replacement.

Attic contents are often restorable, but some items may require replacement. Salvageable contents can be inventoried and moved offsite for restoration in a designated SERVPRO warehouse. Technicians can also perform boarding, tarping, and other necessary services to keep the structure safe during mitigation.

Residents can call SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, at (813) 725-0826 for "Like it never even happened" levels of cleanliness.

Water Cleanup and Restoration for Bloomingdale Homes

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

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Why Choose SERVPRO For Your Water Damage Emergency?

Water damage inside your Bloomingdale home is a disaster that needs immediate attention to avoid costly repairs. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and SERVPRO always strives to restore and not replace building materials.

SERVPRO technicians are here to help with the water cleanup in Bloomingdale properties. We use top-of-the-line equipment and proven processes to get your home back to normal as soon as possible. Our certified IICRC technicians are available 24/7 for emergency services.

Restoring Kitchen Cabinets and Floors After Dishwasher Emergency

One Bloomingdale resident knew who to call when he returned home to his newly remodeled kitchen soaked in water from a failed dishwasher gasket. Brand new cabinets and tile flooring were soaked in water, and he knew he had to do something fast if he was going to save his new kitchen. He contacted our company, and we arrived soon after the call.

Many assemblies are constructed of particle board with veneer laminates. These materials readily absorb water like a sponge and degrade to the point of ruin. Our goal is to preserve water damaged items and structural materials.

How Did SERVPRO Help?

We have a full range of professional-grade equipment to mitigate the water damage.

  • Use portable wet vacs to suction up all water
  • Remove and dry the base of the cabinet
  • Set up air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Return the next day and ensure dryness with moisture meter readings
  • Restore and reinstall the base of the cabinet

Only when the building materials and belongings have been restored to standard moisture content levels do we consider the job completed. We take pride in doing a walkthrough with our satisfied customers feeling "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk at 813-460-0204 for water cleanup and restoration.

What Needs Checking at My Bloomingdale Home After Water Damage?

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Technician holding an orange moisture meter testing a green wall We have the equipment and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition after water damage.

SERVPRO Does the Broad Checks Bloomingdale Homes Require Before Water Restoration 

Various actions are necessary for a home after water damage. Evaluation after the incident is crucial since it provides material information on the best course of action. When you want to check things, an appropriate approach is to do it comprehensively, touching on your home's directly and indirectly affected areas.

It is easy to think that since your Bloomingdale home has water damage only in one area, checks should only concentrate on that area. However, moisture migration does not follow uniform patterns. It is not constrained by physical barriers such as walls since it can wick through materials or dissipate into the air as humidity. Our SERVPRO crews can inspect your house since we use different tools which simplify inspection.

Where to Concentrate the Inspection

  • Concealed areas like floors and walls
  • Electronics and appliances
  • Any discoloration patches or dark spots 

Inspecting a house after water intrusion should help reveal any urgent and obscure issues, minimizing the chances of serious problems later on. Recessed areas within the structure form perfect holding ground for moisture to accumulate and remain hidden until severe problems such as rot, mold, or odors alert the homeowner of the hidden water damage. At such a stage, the level of deterioration is intense, requiring significant work and huge costs. Our SERVPRO technicians concentrate on walls and floor surfaces when doing the checks since the likelihood of moisture accumulation is high in these sections. 

Checking whether there is water damage in concealed areas is challenging since there is no direct access. Opening up the areas merely for inspecting is not ideal because it is time-consuming and destructive. Our SERVPRO technicians use alternative means such as thermal cameras to identify wet patches beneath other materials. Penetrative moisture meters are also helpful, especially when establishing the moisture percentage, a crucial metric for water cleanup processes.

Moisture in Contents

Apart from structural areas, moisture also finds a way into contents. Electronics and other appliances are vulnerable since moisture contact with internal components leads to rusting and electrical shorts. Such items may not show any outward signs of damage since their outer shells are made of nonporous plastics, metal, or glass. 

The moisture can find its way inside such components through direct exposure or when humidity in the air condenses inside the item. Our SERVPRO technicians can take action to prevent or minimize water damage in this category of things by covering them with plastic sheets, moving them away from affected rooms, and maintaining temperatures above the dew point to prevent condensation. If any item is visibly wet, we expedite water extraction and set up a dehumidifier in the storage area. Such items also require cleaning and restoration by a specialist.

Wherever the checks reveal moisture presence, adequate measures are necessary to counter its effects. Some early signs of water damage include discoloration and changes in physical form. Our SERVPRO technicians probe the areas where we note changes for signs of severe problems like mold. For example, probing a material like drywall or solid wood reveals whether it is sturdy or soft, indicating rot or mold deterioration. If none of the advanced problems are noted, we can use various controlled drying procedures, including drying chambers, to save the materials.

SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, can help you establish the level of water damage in your home early enough. Call us at (813) 460-0204.

After My Bloomingdale Home Sustains Fire Damage, What Is the First Thing to Do?

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Timely Fire Mitigation Limits the Effects of a Fire at Your Bloomingdale Home 

If you feel confused after a fire incident at your Bloomingdale home, you should not worry. It is a common outcome considering how such incidents leave widespread damages and clutter. Finding a way to mitigate the damages, especially the secondary ones, is essential at the earliest opportunity. 

Mitigation in a Bloomingdale home after fire damage takes several actions. Most of these actions have to be taken simultaneously to be effective, which leads to confusion. Assistance from SERVPRO plays a crucial role in establishing order and resolving the problems.

Essential Early-Stage Actions

  • Inspection
  • Structure protection 
  • Moisture management

Inspecting a fire-damaged property might sound unnecessary since issues like charring, soot deposit, and odors are readily noticeable. However, the easily identifiable problems are not the only ones left by fire damage. An inspection helps reveal hidden issues or the true extent of the obvious ones. For example, observation makes it easy to tell whether surfaces are charred or covered in soot residues. However, determining the charring depth or the type of soot deposits collected on surfaces requires better evaluation.

Char depth matters because when it extends beyond 15%, a material loses structural integrity, thus making any fire restoration efforts futile. After stripping down covering materials like insulation and wall panels, our SERVPRO technicians use char gauges on critical structural areas such as frames and trusses ( ¼" depth is acceptable for salvaging). Soot deposits vary in physical and chemical properties. The most common variation noted is dry and wet soot which influences the cleaning processes. Dry soot is readily removed through dry cleaning procedures like vacuuming, feather dusting, and cleaning with sponges. Wet soot residues necessitate the use of solvents and other cleaning agents. 

Protection During Fire Damage Restoration

  • Protecting the structure from external elements
  • Protecting the valuables in your home
  • Protecting interior structural areas

Safeguarding your home immediately after fire damage is essential. Otherwise, the damages started by combustion can escalate beyond control. The level of clutter and disorganization at your home might also force you to dispose of things en-masse if no safeguards are established from the start. Our SERVPRO crews take care of these issues in different ways. We set up various controls to organize the fire damaged site. For instance, having large trash cans and setting a staging area for storing restoration equipment and cleaning products enhances efficiency and reduces unnecessary clutter.

The interior sections of your house are highly vulnerable in the aftermath of a fire. The water that quells the flames can become problematic if the moisture left in the structure is not managed. Controlling moisture under the circumstances imposed by a fire is much more challenging because actions such as moving items might be curtailed by soiling and hazards. Drying is also challenging because using air movers to boost evaporation would spread soot residues and other debris all over the property. Our SERVPRO crews provide the necessary help to remove the moisture and protect your home. We set up containment barriers with plastic sheets to separate the burnt home sections from the rest of the property, ensuring that disturbed residues do not reach unintended areas. We also have low airflow dehumidifiers for drying with minimal disturbance to debris.

SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, helps mount a proper response in any case involving fire damage making it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (813) 460-0204.

Who Should Clean Up My Bloomingdale House After Mold Damage?

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

drywall pulled back to expose mold damage in a wall If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

SERVPRO Helps When Bloomingdale Homes Require Knowledgeable Mold Cleanup Teams

When mold develops at your Bloomingdale home, many problems follow, mainly the soiling of different materials that appears as patches of dark or whitish spots on surfaces. Granular debris from deteriorating surface finishes like paint is also common. Cleaning these soils is not only challenging but can also be hazardous, so involving a trained person is advisable.

After mold damage, cleaning a Bloomingdale home takes several steps since the soiling is widespread in visible and concealed areas. Cleaning must also involve physical and chemical processes to address all aspects of the mold appropriately. SERVPRO sends well-equipped restoration teams to handle any level of contamination that develops in your property.

Mold Remediation Procedures

  • HEPA vacuuming
  • Damp wiping
  • Abrasive cleaning

Deciding which cleaning method is necessary for your mold-damaged property is not always easy. The chosen method should remove the soiling effectively but must not create other problems such as spreading debris or leaving materials wet. Mold primarily develops because of unresolved moisture issues, so any more wetness left on structural areas or contents is detrimental. Also, spreading debris and spores in the air or other house sections is not ideal since mold can cause health effects to those exposed. Our SERVPRO IICRC Certified technicians combine different cleaning techniques to complete each cleaning stage conveniently and safely. 

HEPA vacuuming is good at the initial stage to lift off all loose mold debris before subjecting the soiled areas to other cleaning procedures. It can also be a complementary method to complete other approaches such as abrasive cleaning, which leaves fine residues. For such cleaning, we use a dry vacuum fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters which trap particles as tiny as 0.3 microns, ensuring all residues deposited on surfaces or embedded in crevices are removed.

Dry cleaning methods are not always capable of removing soiling from mold contamination. If surfaces are wet or stained, an alternative way is necessary. The affected material also matters since soiling and stains tend to be more stubborn in fabrics and upholstery items. Using detergents helps in such cases if done correctly. Our SERVPRO technicians use the damp wiping approach when wet cleaning surfaces since it permits the use of detergents without introducing too much moisture. We also apply products with antimicrobial properties to inhibit further mold development.

Finalizing Cleaning

Cleaning is not over after dealing with the changes noted on materials and surfaces. Mold damage causes additional changes and inconveniences in your property that you should address during the cleaning process. One such problem is the musty odor that makes it uncomfortable to stay in contaminated rooms even after being cleaned. Our SERVPRO technicians take care of the problem in different ways, including:

  • Deodorization
  • Drying all moisture remnants
  • Air filtration

Deodorizing after mold cleanup may seem daunting, especially when the house is still damp since humidity dissolves odors making them more apparent. Our SERVPRO technicians set up dehumidifiers to dry any moisture remnants. Then we use a method like dry fogging or activated oxygen to neutralize the odor sources. 

With the different procedures and hazards to avoid when cleaning a property after mold damage, the input of a skilled team is crucial. SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, can help. Call us at (813) 460-0204. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Provides Water Cleanup Services for Commercial Establishments in Fish Hawk

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Restoration Technicians are Available in Fish Hawk to Work with Business Owners with Water Damage

Businesses in Fish Hawk need the support of their community, including an expert water damage restoration team should the need arise. Whether water comes through the door after a storm, a pipe leak, or even the water sprinkler system, the answer should always be to call a reputable company to help you take care of the issue. Delaying expert attention can have a devastating impact on your bottom line and may give your clients a chance to explore other options.

To lead commercial water cleanup efforts in Fish Hawk, the business community needs to look no further than SERVPRO. The ramifications of having water in your business extend beyond losing inventory and equipment and also include interrupting the service you give your customers. The most successful water extraction jobs typically happen within 48 hours of the incident, which is optimal to avoid mold growth and curtail extensive damage.

Thankfully, SERVPRO staff trains with industry leaders to be up-to-date on the latest techniques and equipment available to the water restoration industry. We recognize that our commercial clients need to remain in operation as much as possible, and we do our best to meet this goal. Some of the initiatives we may take to prevent water damage from discontinuing your business operation include-

  • Move-out services to relocate unharmed items or those requiring specialty drying solutions.
  • Applied Structural Drying seeks to preserve the building itself and remove factors that may encourage mold growth.
  • Assistance in filing relevant insurance claims and documentation

SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdales, Fish Hawk, works hand in hand with our commercial partners from the minute you dial (813) 460-0204 to reach us. Our goal is to leave your place “Like it never even happened” and make sure your day is business as usual.

Fire Damage Restoration Technicians Assist Fish Hawk Homeowners with Secondary Fire Damage

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

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Let an Expert Team Handle Fire and Smoke Remediation in Your Fish Hawk Home

Fish Hawk residents with fire damage should reach out to a professional team to help sort the debris and restore their homes to mint condition. However, owners of neighboring homes should also reach out to a group of experts even if the flames did not erupt in their households. Soot, smoke, ash, and debris have a way of traveling and settling on surfaces easily, as does the offending smell of smoke.

For help with fire damage restoration in Fish Hawk, whether primary or secondary, call SERVPRO for help. Cleaning your home may appear simple, especially if the incident did not originate there, but failure to recognize the type of residue you are dealing with can cause further damage. Our team is an expert in our field, and issues such as air quality and even the correct type of cleaning solution are dealt with by applying scientific principles and industry best practices.

Because SERVPRO specializes in fire and water damage restoration, we have at our fingertips advanced equipment and techniques to take care of your home. As simple as it may seem to wipe down residue, pre-treating and targeting cleaning solutions can help avoid escalating damage without compromising a thorough job. To help us achieve our goal of leaving your home in pristine condition, we may resort to one or several of the following-

  • Thermal fogging to deodorize your home by penetrating each surface
  • Dry cleaning solutions to remove soot and ashes
  • Use of air scrubbers to combat smell particles in the air

SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, is ready to help all homeowners affected by fire damage. 

Call us around the clock at (813) 460-0204 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring a Bloomingdale Home After Flood Damage

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Heavy Storms Affect Bloomingdale Homes and May Require Professional Restoration Services

Deciding to leave your Bloomingdale home after storm damage has significant repercussions. The disruption of finding a place to stay and the potential expense may have you thinking twice about it. Before deciding, it is best to consult with professional water restoration technicians who can assess the damage and make a plan for water restoration. Finding a team that mobilizes quickly and owns the specialized equipment is key to returning life to normal as soon as possible.

Bloomingdale residents with flood damage caused by a storm can rely on SERVPRO and our extensive knowledge and expertise. After a storm goes through your area, the potential contaminants and damage to the structure and contents of your home are important. Making a call to our 24/7 hotline is the first step in inviting our skilled staff to provide emergency water damage services. From the get-go, we wear personal protective equipment and set up areas to avoid cross-contamination as much as possible.

When facing an emergency, some of our clients attempt to clean up the water damage on their own, but that may set you up for secondary issues. Our SERVPRO staff has the knowledge and equipment to treat different types of waste, including chemical and biological. When you take the water remediation process into your own hands, you risk missing the following-

  • Blackwater- contaminants in water entering your home require specific treatment to eliminate them
  • Structural deficiencies- standing water can weaken your drywall and floors, negatively impacting the safety of your home.
  • Contamination of your belongings- leaving soiled items inside your home poses a long-term threat. Our team either removes them or cleans them with specialized solutions to prevent detrimental consequences.  

SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, is ready to help when you give us a call at (813) 460-0204. When disaster strikes, we are the key to restoring your home and leaving it “Like it never even happened.”

Fixing Mold Damage in Bloomingdale Necessitates Professional Help

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

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To Remediate Mold Damage in Your Bloomingdale Residence, Call SERVPRO

My home has mold. Can I remove it myself? If not, which restoration firm can help me get rid of it?

Mold can cause health effects and removing it yourself can be complicated. It’s better to hire professionals from SERVPRO to remediate the mold damage in your Bloomingdale residence. Improper remediation techniques can worsen the infestation because mold spores can spread to unaffected areas. Our remediation specialists can inspect your crawlspaces, attic, carpet, ductwork, walls, and other affected areas and use advanced tools and techniques to remediate the mold securely. Our process is as outlined in the steps below:

Application of antimicrobials

Our technicians can apply antimicrobials to prevent further mold growth before cleaning up and drying the area. This can also help in exterminating the mold spores present in your house.

Identification of the source

Mold is known to grow in moist areas. Our SERVPRO restorers can use moisture meters to detect regions of high moisture concentration. We can also use thermal imaging cameras to identify all areas with moisture.


To prevent the spread of mold spores to other areas, our team can isolate all the contaminated areas by installing containment plastic sheeting, establishing negative air pressure, and sealing HVAC vents.

Air filtration

Mold spores can get airborne easily when disturbed, which necessitates air cleaning. SERVPRO can use air filtration devices that have a High-Efficiency Particulate (HEPA) filter to filter the air of dust, mold spores, microbial volatile organic compounds, and other debris and ensure a constant circulation of air in the area under consideration.

Removing and cleaning

For drywall, wood trim, insulation, furniture, and carpets, the safest way of mold remediation is their complete removal. SERVPRO can clean all affected materials that can be salvaged while abiding with S520 industry standards.


We can restore your house to its former state by repairing affected areas and replacing severely damaged materials.

SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, is competent in providing mold remediation services. Contact us for assistance at any time at (813) 460-0204.