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The Vital Importance of Professional Biohazard Cleanup: Why SERVPRO Can Handle Any Job

11/30/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team in PPE beginning work on a biohazard job SERVPRO team in PPE

When faced with biohazardous situations, such as crime scenes, sewage backups, infectious disease outbreaks, or traumatic events, one thing is clear: professional cleanup is not just a luxury; it's a necessity. The risks associated with biohazards demand expertise, adherence to regulations, and a commitment to safety that only professionals like SERVPRO can provide. In this blog post, we'll explore why seeking professional help for biohazard cleanup is crucial and why SERVPRO is your trusted partner for any job.

The Complexity of Biohazard Cleanup:

Biohazard situations are inherently complex and hazardous due to the presence of biological contaminants like blood, bodily fluids, pathogens, and dangerous chemicals. Properly addressing these situations requires:

1. Specialized Training and Certification:

SERVPRO technicians undergo rigorous training and certification programs focused on biohazard cleanup. This training ensures that they have the knowledge and skills to safely handle hazardous materials and follow industry best practices.

2. Compliance with Regulations:

Biohazard cleanup is subject to strict local, state, and federal regulations. SERVPRO stays current with these regulations to ensure that our services are not only effective but also compliant with all necessary standards. We handle the proper disposal of biohazardous materials in accordance with the law.

3. Protective Gear and Equipment:

Effective biohazard cleanup requires specialized personal protective gear, equipment, and cleaning agents. SERVPRO invests in state-of-the-art equipment, including HEPA-filtered vacuums, to ensure safe and thorough decontamination.

SERVPRO's Unique Capabilities:

At SERVPRO, we possess unique capabilities that set us apart as your trusted biohazard cleanup partner:

1. Compassion and Sensitivity:

Biohazard situations often involve traumatic events, and we approach each situation with empathy and sensitivity. Our technicians understand the emotional toll these events can take on individuals and families, and we work discreetly and compassionately to ease the burden during challenging times.

2. Comprehensive Cleanup Services:

SERVPRO offers a comprehensive range of biohazard cleanup services, including:

  • Crime Scene Cleanup: We assist in restoring crime scenes, providing support to affected families and property owners.

  • Sewage Backup Cleanup: Our team is equipped to handle the mess and health risks associated with sewage backups, ensuring thorough decontamination and cleanup.

  • Infectious Disease Cleanup: SERVPRO follows the latest CDC guidelines for infectious disease cleanup, providing peace of mind to communities during outbreaks.

  • Hoarding Cleanup: We approach hoarding situations with compassion, helping individuals regain control of their homes and lives.

  • Biohazard Disposal: Proper disposal of biohazardous waste is crucial for community safety, and SERVPRO handles it responsibly and in compliance with local regulations.

3. 24/7 Emergency Response:

Biohazard situations can occur at any time, often requiring immediate attention. SERVPRO offers 24/7 emergency response services, ensuring that we are there when you need us most.

Conclusion:

When it comes to biohazard cleanup, SERVPRO is the name you can trust. Our commitment to safety, compliance, and effective cleanup is unwavering. In times of crisis, you can rely on us to provide the expertise, resources, and support needed to restore affected areas to a safe and sanitary condition. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and we're here to serve our communities with diligence and dedication. If you ever require biohazard cleanup services, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO. We have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to handle any job, no matter how challenging.

Keeping Your Home Mold-Free: Our Proven Steps for Prevention

11/23/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying moisture exposed areas to prevent mold Drying moisture exposed areas to prevent mold

At SERVPRO, we understand the importance of a mold-free home for your well-being and peace of mind. We've seen the devastating effects that mold can have on properties and, more importantly, on the health of those living in them. That's why we want to share some of our proven steps for mold prevention that you can take in your own home.

1. Control Moisture Levels:

Mold thrives in damp environments, so controlling moisture is key to preventing mold growth. Regularly inspect your home for leaks, and promptly repair any plumbing issues, roof leaks, or foundation cracks. Ensure that your home is properly ventilated, especially in areas like the bathroom, kitchen, and basement, where moisture is more prevalent.

2. Maintain Proper Ventilation:

Proper ventilation is essential in mold prevention. Use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom to reduce humidity levels. Consider installing a dehumidifier in areas with high moisture, like basements or crawl spaces. Adequate ventilation helps to keep the air circulating, preventing moisture buildup.

3. Monitor Indoor Humidity:

Keep an eye on indoor humidity levels. Ideally, indoor humidity should be between 30% and 50%. You can use a hygrometer to measure humidity in your home. If levels consistently exceed 50%, it's time to take action to reduce moisture and prevent mold growth.

4. Regular Cleaning and Maintenance:

Regular cleaning not only keeps your home looking great but also helps prevent mold. Dust and vacuum your home regularly to remove potential mold spores. Pay special attention to areas that are prone to moisture, like bathrooms and kitchens, and clean and dry these areas thoroughly.

5. Address Water Intrusion Promptly:

If your home experiences water intrusion, whether from a leaky roof, burst pipe, or flooding, it's crucial to address it promptly. Remove standing water and thoroughly dry affected areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mold from taking hold. Consult with professionals if needed.

6. Use Mold-Resistant Products:

Consider using mold-resistant building materials and paints in areas where moisture is prevalent, such as bathrooms and kitchens. These products are designed to inhibit mold growth and can be a valuable addition to your mold prevention strategy.

7. Properly Store and Ventilate Items:

Items stored in damp or poorly ventilated areas, such as basements or attics, can become moldy over time. Store items in plastic containers or elevated off the ground to prevent moisture exposure. Properly ventilate storage areas to reduce humidity.

8. Inspect and Maintain Your HVAC System:

Regularly inspect and maintain your HVAC system, including cleaning and changing filters as recommended. A well-maintained HVAC system can help regulate humidity levels and improve air quality, reducing the risk of mold growth.

9. Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clean:

Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to water buildup on your roof and around your home's foundation. Clean them regularly to ensure proper drainage, preventing water from seeping into your home and causing mold issues.

10. Seek Professional Help When Needed:

If you suspect mold growth in your home or have experienced significant water damage, it's essential to seek professional assistance. SERVPRO's certified technicians have the expertise and equipment to assess, remediate, and prevent mold issues effectively.

Remember, mold prevention is an ongoing effort. By following these steps and staying vigilant, you can create a healthier and mold-free living environment for you and your family. If you ever encounter mold problems beyond your control, don't hesitate to reach out to your local SERVPRO experts for assistance. Your home's safety and your peace of mind are our top priorities.

SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola: Your Trusted Partner for Commercial Fire Restoration

11/18/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial property with severe fire damage Commercial property with exterior fire damage

At SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola, we are incredibly proud to be your trusted partner for commercial fire restoration in the Pensacola area. We want to share why we are uniquely equipped and trained to handle any commercial fire restoration job, regardless of its size or complexity. Fires can be devastating, and in Pensacola, where businesses play a vital role in our community, having a reliable and experienced team to restore your commercial property is of utmost importance.

1. Local Expertise, Community Commitment:

As a locally owned and operated SERVPRO® franchise, we understand the unique challenges that Pensacola faces when it comes to fire damage in commercial properties. We are deeply rooted in this community, and our commitment to its well-being is unwavering. However, what sets us apart is our access to SERVPRO's nationwide network. This network provides us with state-of-the-art equipment, industry-leading training, and invaluable resources. This combination of local expertise and global support allows us to handle any commercial fire restoration job effectively.

2. Rapid Response, Minimized Business Disruption:

Fires in commercial properties can result in significant business disruption. That's why our 24/7 emergency response ensures that we are always ready to mobilize in Pensacola. A swift reaction can significantly reduce the extent of damage and help your business get back on track sooner. We know that in Pensacola, where businesses are the lifeblood of our community, time is of the essence.

3. Skilled Technicians, Tailored Solutions:

Our certified technicians are the heart of our operation. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every commercial fire restoration job in Pensacola. Whether it's a small business or a large commercial property, our team tailors a unique restoration plan to address the specific needs of your commercial property. We leave no stone unturned in our mission to bring your business back to its pre-fire condition.

4. Comprehensive Cleanup and Restoration:

Commercial fire damage is complex, involving not only burnt materials but also soot, smoke residues, water damage, and structural issues. In Pensacola, we understand the multifaceted nature of fire damage. That's why we're equipped to handle it all. Our advanced cleaning techniques, industrial-grade equipment, and meticulous attention to detail ensure that every surface and element of your commercial property is restored to its pre-fire condition.

5. Odor Elimination:

Lingering smoke odors can be a constant issue for commercial properties in Pensacola. Our technicians are experts in smoke and odor removal. We employ specialized equipment and techniques to eliminate odors, ensuring that your commercial property smells fresh and clean once more.

6. Structural Restoration:

We recognize the importance of restoring the structural integrity of your commercial property in Pensacola. Whether it involves rebuilding walls, replacing damaged flooring, or repairing roofs, we have the resources and expertise to handle any structural restoration task.

Revitalize Your Indoor Environment: SERVPRO's Duct Cleaning Services in Escambia County, FL

11/8/2023 (Permalink)

Filthy AC vent that has been collecting dust and needs to cleaned Dirty AC vent

For many residents and business owners in Escambia County, Florida, maintaining a clean and comfortable indoor space is a priority. But what about the air you breathe? Often overlooked, the condition of your HVAC ducts plays a vital role in the quality of your indoor air. That's where SERVPRO comes in, offering top-tier duct cleaning services tailored specifically to the needs of Escambia County.

Our Connection to Escambia County:

  • We're not just a national brand; we're your neighbors in Escambia County. We understand the area's unique climate, challenges, and community. Whether you reside in Pensacola, Cantonment, or anywhere in between, our duct cleaning services are designed to address your specific requirements.

The Hidden Hazards of Unclean Ducts:

  • Over time, dust, allergens, mold, and debris can accumulate in your HVAC ducts. This buildup not only affects indoor air quality but also compromises the efficiency of your HVAC system. Unclean ducts can even contribute to health issues, particularly for those with allergies or respiratory conditions.

Elevate Indoor Air Quality:

  • Choosing SERVPRO's duct cleaning services in Escambia County means investing in cleaner, fresher air. Our meticulous cleaning process eliminates dust, pollen, and other pollutants, creating a healthier indoor environment for both residents and employees.

Boosted Energy Efficiency:

  • Clean ducts lead to a more efficient HVAC system. Clogged ducts force your system to work harder to maintain your desired temperature. With our services, you can anticipate reduced energy bills and a decreased environmental footprint.

Extended Equipment Lifespan:

  • A well-maintained HVAC system lasts longer. By keeping your ducts clean, you ensure that your equipment functions optimally, reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements.

Proficient Technicians:

  • Our skilled professionals in Escambia County are well-equipped to provide exceptional service. We utilize the latest technology and techniques to comprehensively clean your ducts, ensuring that every nook and cranny is addressed.

Comprehensive Cleaning:

  • Our duct cleaning services in Escambia County go beyond surface-level cleaning. We don't stop at the ducts; we also address the HVAC unit itself, leaving you with an entire system in peak condition.

Breathe Easier with SERVPRO:

  • Our duct cleaning services will significantly improve your indoor air quality. This results in fewer allergens and pollutants circulating through your home or business, allowing you to breathe more easily and enjoy a healthier environment.

Tailored Solutions:

  • We understand that every property in Escambia County is unique. We provide customized solutions to address your specific concerns and needs, whether you're in a beachside residence or a downtown business.

A Safer, Healtheir Escambia County:

  • We're dedicated to making Escambia County a safer and healthier place for all. SERVPRO's duct cleaning services are a critical step toward achieving this goal.

Contact SERVPRO in Escambia County Today:

  • Don't wait to breathe easier and experience the benefits of clean air. Contact SERVPRO of Escambia County today for a consultation and discover the difference our duct cleaning services can make in your Escambia County home or business. We're more than just a service provider; we're your partners in creating a healthier, more comfortable environment for you, your family, and your customers in Escambia County, Florida.

Restoring Water-Damaged Homes in Pensacola, FL: Our SERVPRO Team's Approach

11/6/2023 (Permalink)

Assessing Moisture Levels SERVPRO Expert checking moisture levels

In Pensacola, Florida, we understand that water damage can be a homeowner's worst nightmare. Whether it's the result of a hurricane, a burst pipe, or a roof leak, the impact of water damage can be devastating. As part of our dedicated SERVPRO team, we take immense pride in helping our fellow Pensacola residents restore their homes to their pre-damage condition. Here's how we approach water damage restoration in this beautiful coastal city.

1. Initial Assessment:

  • Upon receiving a call for water damage restoration, we quickly mobilize our team to assess the situation. In Pensacola, we often encounter water damage from various sources, including storms and flooding.

2. Safety First:

  • Safety is our top priority. We immediately shut off electricity and gas to ensure the safety of our team and the home's occupants. With Pensacola's frequent storms, this precaution is especially critical.

3. Water Extraction:

  • Removing standing water is our first task. In a city known for its gorgeous beaches, we know the importance of acting swiftly to prevent further damage.

4. Moisture Detection:

  • Pensacola's humid climate can hide moisture in unexpected places. We use advanced moisture meters to detect hidden pockets of moisture in walls, floors, and ceilings.

5. Content Removal:

  • We carefully move furniture, belongings, and cherished items to a dry area, minimizing further damage.

6. Mold Prevention:

  • With the high humidity levels in Pensacola, mold prevention is crucial. We take all necessary steps to control humidity and thoroughly dry the affected areas.

7. Dehumidification:

  • In our coastal city, dehumidifiers become our trusty allies. They reduce moisture levels in the air, speeding up the drying process.

8. Structural Drying:

  • We focus on restoring the building materials, such as drywall, insulation, and flooring. In Pensacola, this may involve addressing water damage from both storms and household incidents.

9. Cleaning and Sanitizing:

  • Pensacola residents can rest assured that we clean and disinfect all affected areas to prevent mold and bacterial growth. We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy living environment.

10. Restoration: - Once the property is dry and clean, we embark on the restoration process. We repair or replace damaged structures and materials, aiming to return the home to its pre-damaged condition.

11. Documentation: - Our thorough records, including photos and work logs, are vital for insurance claims. We ensure that Pensacola homeowners have all the necessary documentation for a smooth claims process.

12. Communication with the Client: - We keep open lines of communication with the property owner throughout the process. Our Pensacola clients stay informed about our progress, any adjustments, and what to expect.

13. Final Inspection: - Before we consider our job complete, we perform a final inspection to ensure that all water damage has been effectively addressed, and the property is safe and habitable.

Living and working in the picturesque Pensacola area, we recognize the unique challenges presented by water damage. However, our SERVPRO team is well-prepared and dedicated to helping our community recover and restore their homes. When disaster strikes, remember that we're here to assist you, Pensacola!

SERVPRO: Leading the Way in Water Damage Restoration

10/25/2023 (Permalink)

Water extraction equipment in home SERVPRO experts placing water damage restoration equipment after water loss was endured in Pensacola residence.

Water damage is one of the most common, yet devastating types of property damage a homeowner can experience. Whether due to natural disasters like floods and hurricanes or household mishaps like burst pipes, the aftermath can be overwhelming. Enter SERVPRO®, a trusted name in water damage restoration, committed to bringing properties back to their pre-damage state. Here’s a look at why our teams stand out in this essential service.

1. Nationwide Presence, Local Expertise

With franchises spread across the country, SERVPRO offers the reliability of a national chain combined with the intimate knowledge of local experts. Every franchise is locally owned, ensuring a personal touch and understanding of community-specific water damage challenges.

2. 24/7 Emergency Response

Water damage doesn’t wait for business hours, and neither does SERVPRO. Our 24/7 emergency response ensures that professionals can get to your property as soon as possible, mitigating further damage and starting the restoration process promptly.

3. State-of-the-Art Equipment

Our SERVPRO franchises have access to advanced equipment designed specifically for water extraction, drying, dehumidifying, and disinfecting. This ensures not just a superficial cleanup, but a thorough restoration, minimizing the chances of mold growth or lingering odors.

4. Highly Trained Technicians

SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training to tackle water damage efficiently. Their training includes IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards, ensuring we employ the best industry practices.

5. Direct Insurance Liaison

Dealing with water damage is stressful enough without the added pressure of navigating insurance claims. We often collaborate directly with insurance companies, streamlining the claims process and reducing the hassle for property owners.

6. Comprehensive Services

Beyond water extraction, SERVPRO offers a range of services, including mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and structural repairs. This all-in-one approach ensures homeowners don’t need to juggle multiple contractors during the restoration process.

7. Commitment to Communication

One of the hallmarks of SERVPRO’s service is our dedication to keeping property owners informed every step of the way. We prioritize transparency, ensuring clients know what’s happening at each phase of the restoration.

When water damage strikes, quick and efficient intervention can make all the difference in preserving the integrity of a property. Our teams, with the blend of national strength and local expertise, have established itself as a top choice for homeowners in need. Our comprehensive approach to water damage restoration ensures not just a return to normalcy, but also peace of mind for property owners navigating this challenging event.

How to Escape a House Fire- Safety Planning From The Pros.

10/9/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at home fire. SERVPRO fire damage technician inspects a home fire where all members safely escaped.

SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola® knows a small flame can turn into a large fire in a matter of minutes.  Sometimes, a portable fire extinguisher is not enough to save your property and the only thing you can do is escape.

A small flame can turn into a large fire in a matter of minutes. Lives are more important than objects, so get yourself and others out of danger.

SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola Offers these Tips for Escape:

  • Make an escape plan ahead of time. Make sure everyone knows the plan
  • Make sure that all doors and windows open easily
  • Plan at least two different ways of escaping every room
  • When you leave, close the doors and windows to shut in the flames
  • Practice the plan
  • Do not stop to pick up valuables. You can replace objects
  • Make sure your plan includes a place to meet that is a safe distance from the home
  • Do not turn off smoke alarms when you cook. You may need the warning
  • If you have to go through smoke, crawl under it

SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola reminds you to call the fire department once you are outside the home.

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/fire-and-life-safety-equipment/fire-extinguishers

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/EscapePlanningTips.ashx?la=en

Dehumidifying Your Pensacola Home- SERVPRO Solutions Explained

9/25/2023 (Permalink)

Mold and water damage in home SERVPRO crew called out to inspect mold and water damage in home.

When you live in Northwest Florida, humidity is inevitable. The warm weather we enjoy so much is saturated by a significant amount of water, which generates the excessive moisture around you. While many fear what the humidity means for their hair or their skin, have you thought about what it means for your home?

In humid climates, homes run serious risk of damage from collecting all of the moisture the air carries. A common result of high humidity levels in your home is mold. Mold grows quickly in warm, damp conditions and can fester into an entire colony within 24 hours of their spores attaching themselves to surfaces and feeding. As mold grows and spreads throughout your home, allergens and irritants are released into the air which creates a dangerous situation for you and your family. The allergens and irritants can become toxic, causing respiratory problems and other health issues.

That’s why it’s critically important to take steps in preventing mold growth in the first place. We recommend starting with a dehumidifier for your home. Using a dehumidifier will help you maintain optimal humidity levels that are both healthy and comfortable. Running fans, and checking on your HVAC system will also help keep the humidity down. Make sure everything is running smoothly and functioning properly to help circulate air flow, and if you need help with an inspection you can always call SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola. We’ll also help check your vents, filters, and make sure everything is in good working condition.

If you do discover mold growing in your home, it should be dealt with immediately - it can be harmful to your home and your health. Call SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola at 850-466-3076 and our quick response team will be there to begin the mold remediation process right away.

Water Damage Prevention in Escambia County

9/25/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage in beachfront property SERVPRO experts called out to inspect and dryout a water damaged condo in Escambia County

Even the smallest water damaged areas have the potential to cause serious, and costly, structural damage.  Because of this, taking every possible precaution to prevent water damage to your home is imperative.  Follow these steps to better guard yourself, and your home, against the headaches of avoidable water damage:

  • Clean out roof gutters regularly. A clogged roof gutter does not allow rainwater to flow to the street; instead it can cause water to back up into your roof and walls.  This, over time, can not only damage the structural components of the residence, but also create the perfect conditions for mold growth.
  • Check appliances for leaks. Refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines all have hoses that if damaged or punctured can produce a large amount of water in a short amount of time.  Often these leaks will go undetected, as they are hidden by the appliance itself, but can cause serious damage to surrounding flooring and walls.
  • Maintain your landscaping. Many trees have root systems that can spread underneath home foundations and affect plumbing systems.  A leak below your home’s foundation can cause serious structural damages.
  • Take care of your plumbing. Regularly check for any leaks or pipe corrosion.  Consult with a professional plumber if you suspect your plumbing is out of date or damaged.

In the unfortunate event that you do experience a residential water damage, know that SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help.  Our team is available for emergency response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Give us a call at 850-466-3089, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! 

Water Damage Prevention in Escambia County

9/25/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage in beachfront property SERVPRO experts called out to inspect and dryout a water damaged condo in Escambia County

Even the smallest water damaged areas have the potential to cause serious, and costly, structural damage.  Because of this, taking every possible precaution to prevent water damage to your home is imperative.  Follow these steps to better guard yourself, and your home, against the headaches of avoidable water damage:

  • Clean out roof gutters regularly. A clogged roof gutter does not allow rainwater to flow to the street; instead it can cause water to back up into your roof and walls.  This, over time, can not only damage the structural components of the residence, but also create the perfect conditions for mold growth.
  • Check appliances for leaks. Refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines all have hoses that if damaged or punctured can produce a large amount of water in a short amount of time.  Often these leaks will go undetected, as they are hidden by the appliance itself, but can cause serious damage to surrounding flooring and walls.
  • Maintain your landscaping. Many trees have root systems that can spread underneath home foundations and affect plumbing systems.  A leak below your home’s foundation can cause serious structural damages.
  • Take care of your plumbing. Regularly check for any leaks or pipe corrosion.  Consult with a professional plumber if you suspect your plumbing is out of date or damaged.

In the unfortunate event that you do experience a residential water damage, know that SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help.  Our team is available for emergency response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Give us a call at 850-466-3089, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! 

Water Damage Can Be Caused by Natural Channels: What You Need to Know About Flash Flooding

9/7/2023 (Permalink)

equipment placed on commercial structure with water damage. SERVPRO crew brought in drying equipment after flash flooding was endured.

Flooding in a structure can occur through natural channels such as flash flooding or through accumulation of water over a period of time from water line leaks/ruptures. Attacking this problem without professional help can become tedious and possibly dangerous in Pensacola. When your home and/or business are affected by water damage, it is critical to act immediately to minimize cost and inconvenience. SERVPRO of North Pensacola has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make the removal of water and the restoration of your property as organized and pain-free as possible. The drying process is timed and documented to ensure the job is done quickly and completely.

Our hope is that we can make the entire unwanted experience “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of North Pensacola is prepared to resolve damage from any unwanted water, fire, mold, or passing storms.

What to do if You Suspect You Have Mold in Your Pensacola Home

8/24/2023 (Permalink)

Pensacola SERVPRO team called in to inspect mold Team in Pensacola called in to perform a mold assessment on a residential structure.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Pensacola 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of North Pensacola specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Storm Damage Restoration in Florida- SERVPRO Professionals Provide The Steps Involved

7/26/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO warehouse holding water damage restoration equiptment SERVPRO technicians maintain an organized warehouse that holds hundreds of water damage restoration tools.

Storm damage restoration in Florida typically involves a multi-step process to repair and restore properties that have experienced damage from hurricanes, tornadoes, or other severe weather events. Here are the key steps involved in storm damage restoration:

1. Assessment: SERVPRO storm professionals will assess the extent of the damage to determine the scope of the restoration work required. This includes inspecting the structure for damage, assessing water damage, and identifying any potential safety hazards.

2. Emergency response: Immediate actions may be necessary to mitigate further damage. This can include tarping or boarding up damaged roofs, windows, or doors to protect the property from additional water intrusion or intrusion by pests or animals.

3. Water removal and drying: If the property has suffered water damage, water extraction and drying are critical to prevent mold growth and further damage. Our technicians will use specialized equipment to remove excess water and thoroughly dry the affected areas.

4. Structural repairs: Storms can cause significant structural damage, such as roof damage, broken windows, or collapsed walls. The SERVPRO restoration team will repair or replace damaged structural elements to ensure the safety and stability of the property.

5. Mold remediation: Florida's humid climate makes properties susceptible to mold growth after water damage. We will assess for mold and perform remediation procedures to remove any mold and prevent future mold growth.

6. Cleaning and sanitizing: After the structural repairs are complete, the restoration team will thoroughly clean and sanitize affected areas to eliminate any contaminants or odors left by the storm damage.

7. Content restoration: Personal belongings and furniture damaged by the storm may require cleaning, repair, or replacement. Our crews will work to salvage and restore as many items as possible.

8. Reconstruction: In severe cases, extensive damage may require reconstruction or remodeling. This can involve rebuilding damaged areas, replacing flooring, repainting, and restoring the property to its pre-damage condition.

9. Insurance claims assistance: SERVPRO storm damage crews can help homeowners navigate the insurance claims process by documenting the damage, providing estimates, and working directly with the insurance company on behalf of the property owner.

It is crucial to hire a reputable and experienced storm damage restoration company in Florida to ensure proper and thorough restoration after a storm. Our teams have the skills, knowledge, and equipment necessary to handle storm damage effectively and efficiently.

What Can You Do Before SERVPRO Arrives to Provide Water Damage Restoration

4/10/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician providing water damage restoration SERVPRO techs are called in to begin water damage restoration on Downtown Pensacola property.

You’ve just come home from a long day at work and are looking forward to kicking your shoes off and relaxing.  You reach the front door, step inside, and SQUISH!  The unmistakable sound of stepping on soggy carpet reaches your ears.  In an instant, your mind goes from thoughts of relaxation to an urgent sense of determining what has happened.  Now what do you do??

Safety First!  Before proceeding further, check for issues such as sagging ceilings or slippery floors that could be hazardous to your safety.  If you determine that is safe to proceed, try to determine the source of the water intrusion.  If you find that a broken refrigerator supply line is the culprit, you will want to prevent water from reaching that source, and consequently further damaging your home.  Be cognizant of the source of the water: it can be unsafe to handle contaminated water, such as a sewage back up, without proper protective equipment.  Call SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola  for help!  Our team of highly trained professionals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for water damage emergencies.  Once we arrive on site, we will evaluate the damages sustained, perform emergency water extraction as needed, formulate a plan for the mitigation process, and keep you updated about your property every step of the way.

It can be a very stressful situation to deal with water damages in your home, including the damage itself, working with your insurance company, and taking care of any belongings that may have also be affected.  SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola can help with all steps of this process, helping to make your damage “Like it never even happened.”  

Staying Healthy around Standing Water Ferry Pass

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage from standing water in Ferry Pass. SERVPRO is brought in to remove standing water in Ferry Pass residence after serious water damage is endured.

Floods can cause standing water in Ferry Pass creating the possibility of different types of disease. Even small puddles can pose a risk.

Some types of debris found in flood waters include dead animals, sewage, and rotted plants. Inside the home, you should watch for debris involving rotted food and electrical problems.

Viruses and bacteria can cause illnesses. To reduce your chances of catching something, SERVPRO of East Naples suggests:

  • Remember that you can shake hands with an infected person and get infected.
  • Wash children’s hands before meals
  • Use bleach or other disinfectants on hard surfaces
  • Keep your hands washed
  • Do not allow children to play in the flood water
  • Using bleach if possible, wash clothing and towels in hot water
  • Disinfect children’s toys before allowing them to play with them

Cuts and rashes can become infected. Protect yourself and others in Ferry Pass:

  • Avoid flood waters if you have an open rash or a cut
  • Clean cuts or rashes. Cover them with a waterproof bandage
  • Clean cuts with soap and clean water
  • If a cut becomes red, swollen, or is oozing, get medical attention

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Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Your Pensacola Restaurant

2/22/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage in Downtown Pensacola cafe. Water restoration experts at SERVPRO service water damage at Downtown Pensacola cafe.

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


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


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


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


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


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


SERVPRO of Downtown and North Pensacola knows that when your business is experiencing a water damage emergency that time is of the essence. Call us right away so we can come and assist you in fixing the issue and cleaning up your restaurant and getting you back in business.

When it Comes to Solutions, The Right Crew and Company is Key!

9/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO North Pensacola team gathers to map out service strategies for storm affected community members. SERVPRO team leaders in North Pensacola utilize extensive experience to serve the storm victims of the panhandle.

Calling the right crew can be a game changer both financially and for your productivity. If you need solutions NOW, you need to be SERVed by a team ready and able to meet your needs ASAP. We know the importance of performing water cleanup to crawl spaces for North Pensacola residents.

Flooding is always a persistent threat to homes and businesses in coastal areas, as the city often falls in line with storms making landfall from the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. Heavy storms and strong winds can be damaging enough, but substantial rainfall over days can cause groundwater flooding in various ways. Oversaturated earth cannot absorb rain, and it can sit on the surface and pool until it becomes a hazardous situation.

Flood from groundwater under affected homes can threaten areas like the crawlspace of residences. This open area beneath a structure can be the ideal installation point for utility connections like the water and gas. Because this is a hub for your in-house services, addressing North Pensacola area flood damage is critical to protect these fixtures and exposed structural elements supporting the house. When standing water exists underneath the house, there are several strategies to dry up the area.

Extraction 

Groundwater extraction is more complicated and problematic than removing standing water inside the house. Instead of electric submersible pumps that can continually remove volumes of water quickly and quietly, our SERVPRO professionals must utilize more powerful equipment like gas-powered trash pumps and engine-driven truck-mount pumps.

Drying 

Drying up the lingering moisture in the area is the only way to address potential threats like mold and microbial growth. Lingering dampness can feel active spores in this environment to use organic materials like wood framing and supports to colonize. With centrifugal air movers carefully positioned, we can begin universal evaporative drying for the entire damaged space. We can also assess at this time if any reconstruction or other build back needs exist for your residence before we conclude restoration.

Flooding can often be one of the most damaging situations for homes and businesses in the area. Even if the standing water is underneath your home in the crawlspace, you might still be at risk for the effects that this elevated moisture and humidity can cause. No matter how we can help.

Reach out to our team today and find out why our technicians are your solution.

SERVPRO Cares: DIY Tactics for Damage Prevention.

9/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Team Members Gather Together to Come up With Tips for Local Residents SERVPRO Crew Pulls Together to Educate the Community on Prevention Tactics that Can SAVE.

When it comes to  experts, we are it! Still, there are times where you may be able to remedy restoration issues, and you deserve to know how to do just that when you can.

Storm damages, sewer line bursts, pipes leakage and other water damaging scenarios can cause really serious, long-term consequences. This damage can be toxic and cause mold growth. To avoid this, and other long-lasting complications, you can try the steps below on your own.

Timing is a huge factor in the success of DIY tactics. The sooner you can act, the better. This helps prevent a worsening issue and even more health challenges to you, your family and co-workers. From the moment you notice signs, get moving ASAP for best results.

The first thing you should do is disconnect the outlets in the area.

Water and electricity can be a fatal combination, so make sure to disconnect all outlets the moment you discover water damage in your home. Even if it is not apparent that high impact damages are in store, the first step MUST always be this one. If this step is not prioritized, and you go into the home without disconnecting the outlets, electrical shock explosions can take place.

The next thing to do is to check for mold in the area. As most know, mold thrives in  moist spaces, so taking the time to inspect the entire home or building immediately is key. Here are a few common signs to look for:

  • The prevalence of a musty, earthy smell
  • Darkening of the grout in your shower tiles
  • Wallpaper peeling
  • Dark or colored spots on your walls

Most obviously, it’s important to dry the water out!

Also was dry asap to prevent the damage from worsening. Leaving still water in any spaces, for any period of time, is a haven for germs and bacteria- weakening the structure of your home. A few ways that you can do this are using fans, dehumidifiers to dry out walls and carpets as well. 

Another thing you can do on your own is remove any damaged items. All too often, water damage will wreak havoc on the items inside the home as well. It’s important to inspect furniture, carpet, flooring, drywall and other items that are of no use and are holding moisture ongoing.

The last DIY tactic we recommend is to disinfect!

Even if it seems a small area has the damage, you can’t be certain that bacteria has not reached other areas. We use the “better safe than sorry” method here and always suggest sanitizing the property with bleach as quickly as possible. 

If you attempt some or all of the above, and you are still not reaching a remedy stage, calling our crew in is a sure bet to getting a solution in place and restoring the routines you need to carry on life as usual. We pride ourselves on being both educational with tips and hands on when the help is needed. That is how we SERV!

When Was The Last Time You Flushed Your Water Heater?

8/15/2022 (Permalink)

Water heater inside of a garage Maintain you water heater to extend its life, and help protect yourself from water damage!

Common answers include "I don't know," "Never," or "Wait What?  You're supposed to flush you water heater?"

Because many home projects compete for your attention, water heater maintenance can be easily forgotten. Routine activities like running the dishwasher, showering or washing laundry depend on a properly functioning unit. Unseen problems may slowly develop into a catastrophe; so making sure to maintain your water heater is paramount.

How Should a Heater Be Flushed?

Performing a flush can help you identify problem areas. Before you start, establish a safety zone in the heater room. Then perform the following steps:

  • To avoid electric shock, make sure floors and all other room surfaces are dry, and turn off your main water valve.
  • Next, turn off the electric power circuit breaker or turn off the gas, depending on your heater's energy source.
  • Wait several hours for the tank water to cool off.
  • Attach a garden hose to your water heater drain, place the other end on your driveway, and open the tank drain so water can flow outside.
  • Repeat until the unit is empty, then detach the hose, close the drain valve, turn on the main water supply, and safely restore the power.

When Are Flushes Recommended?

Although your heater may be working, these appliances lose effectiveness over time as water sediment builds up, so yearly flushing helps maintain the units in optimal condition. Certain signs may indicate that you need to schedule a water heater flush sooner.

What Are Some Early Warning Signs?

One of the first signs can be strange noises coming from the tank. Water may take longer to heat or leaks may begin to appear under the heater. Water discoloration or unpleasant odors can also signal problems.

What if There Is a Problem?

If you experience problems or feel you cannot safely perform a flush, you may want to call for professional assistance. Some issues may need to be identified and resolved by an expert technician or plumber. You can receive the help you need and best solutions can also be evaluated.

Preventative yearly maintenance can maximize the life of your water heater and help identify problems while they are small enough to be fixed. That's always a good idea!

More than Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

Man wearing PPE holding a sign that says "biohazard" For your biohazard, mold, and deep cleaning needs, trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola!

The SERVPRO brand is known as a nationwide leader in water and fire damage restoration for both residential and commercial properties.  Along with these services, did you know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is certified in, and offers, a variety of additional cleanup and restoration lines to help both you and your property after disaster strikes?  That’s right!  So, what else can you rely on our highly trained and professional team to do for you?

  • Biohazard Remediation – in the unfortunate event that an instance occurs at your property than leaves behind contamination that is considered biohazardous, our team can help! We provide biohazard remediation services for crime scenes, suicides, hoarding scenes, chemical spills, and a host of other contamination issues.
  • Mold Remediation – as a licensed mold remediator in the State of Florida, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is trained and equipped to address and treat microbial growth. We work closely with a variety of vendors and suppliers throughout the area to provide the highest possible level of customer service and care for mold damaged properties.
  • General & Deep Cleaning Services – our cleaning services can tackle even the toughest of messes. We provide duct, contents, upholstery, and even wall and ceiling cleaning!
  • Reconstruction – After the mitigation has taken place, whether from fire, water, or any other disaster, we are also a licensed general contractor who can handle your reconstruction as well! Including drywall, painting, and framing, our team will work from beginning to end to make your damage “Like it never even happened.”

To learn more about the services we offer, request assistance, or for any other way we can be of service, please do not hesitate to reach out: 850-466-3076.  Serving the communities of Pensacola, Ferry Pass, and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is available 24/7/365 for emergencies, and we look forward to providing you with stellar customer service in your time of need!

Don't Let Mold Take Hold in Your Pensacola Commercial Property!

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Containment set up with an air scrubber If mold DOES take hold, trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola to help!

In the humid Northwest Florida climate, a minimal amount of moisture mixed with the right material, such as drywall, creates the PERFECT environment for an unwanted invader – MOLD!  In order to protect the health of your employees, clients, and yourself, the last thing you want to encounter in your commercial property is mold.  Following are a couple of tips for preventing microbial growth from "taking hold" at your business:

#1 – Monitor for, and repair, any leaks:

With intricate plumbing systems, and multiple points of entry and exit, commercial buildings are much more likely to incur leaks, whether from internal sources, such as sink fixtures, or external, like severe weather.  Create a plan for monitoring for water leaks, and if found, repair as soon as possible to limit the amount of moisture absorbed into the building.  Common signs of leaks to watch for include pooling of water in one specific location, staining on ceiling tiles or drywall, and a musty odor in a particular area.

#2 – Take care of your HVAC system:

Circulating unclean air in conjunction with humidity and moisture can lead to mold growth.  Change out AC filters regularly and keep duct work maintained to limit the possibility of microbial growth.  Condensation can often form at air duct vents and returns, so be cognizant of this moisture and keep it from seeping into surrounding materials.

In the unfortunate event that your commercial building does incur mold issues, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help!  We have the equipment, experience, and training to provide mold remediation services while limiting business interruption as much as possible.  To learn more about our process, or request an appointment, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.

Reduce the Risk of DRYER FIRES!

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Dryer that has caught on fire with SERVPRO logo Dryer Fire? SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help!

Preventative maintenance and cleaning are two of the best ways to reduce the risk of a residential structure fire, and this is especially true in the case of clothing dryers.  The US Fire Administration reports than an average of 2,900 dryer fires occur each year, amounting in nearly $35 million worth of property damage loss, and that failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause of these fires.  Keep yourself, loved ones, and your property safe by following these tips on clothing dryer maintenance:

  • Make sure that you dryer is installed according to manufacturer specifications. Improper wiring can cause an electrical fire.  Along with proper installation, it is imperative to make sure your dryer is properly powered.
  • Clean out the lint filter after each cycle. This allows the proper air flow through the machine, and the removal of the lint limits the amount of material available to burn if a fire did start.
  • Periodically check the vent system leading out of the dryer. Make sure this venting is not cracked, restricted, or blocked.
  • Do not put materials into the clothing dryer that are not rated for this type of drying.
  • Clean out lint buildup behind, around, and underneath the dryer.
  • Do not leave your dryer running unattended.

In the unfortunate event that a dryer, other appliance, or other malfunction causes a fire at your home, know that the professionally trained team at SERVPRO of North Pensacola is equipped and prepared to help.  Serving communities throughout Northwest Florida, we have the training, experience, and expertise to handle fire damages of all shapes and sizes.  To learn more about our services, request assistance, or for any other property damage issues, don’t hesitate to call: 850-466-3076.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola – “We’re faster to any size disaster!”   

SERVPRO’s Commercial Restoration Response

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles in front of a commercial building Ready to respond 24/7/365, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is faster to any size disaster!

SERVPRO has been recognized as a leader in residential cleanup and restoration throughout the United States for many years, however, did you know that we also provide the same high level of workmanship and customer service in the commercial sector?  That’s right!  Utilizing highly trained and skilled technicians, industry leading commercial grade equipment, and an extensive network of resources, we are prepared and able to respond to damages of all shapes and sizes.  So, what services can you count on SERVPRO of North Pensacola to provide for your commercial property?

  • Water Damage Restoration: 24 hour a day emergency response, standing water extraction, drying, dehumidification.
  • Fire Damage Remediation: board up service, soot clean up, smoke deodorization, contents cleaning.
  • Storm Damage Response: roof tarping, window board up, drying & dehumidification, sanitization.
  • Mold Remediation: Florida Licensed Mold Remediator providing cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection.

…and a host of other services, including reconstruction!

With the support of over 2,000 franchises nationwide, the network of the SERVPRO system is strategically positioned to respond, in force, to disasters across the country.  The team members at SERVPRO of North Pensacola are proud to live and work in our local community, responding to assist residents and business owners in their time of need.  We diligently work with a variety of vendors, subcontractors, insurance carriers, and other interested parties to get your business, back to business, as soon as possible when disaster strikes.  To learn more about our commercial offerings, or request assistance, please give us a call: 850-466-3076.

Types of Thunderstorms

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm coming in over a grassy field If storms lead to storm DAMAGE, trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola to help!

Thunderstorms are common occurrences in Northwest Florida, especially during the spring and summer months.  While residents of Escambia County and surrounding areas are accustomed to thunderstorms rolling through, many may not be aware that there are different kinds of thunderstorms, and each carries a varying level of severity.  To best prepare for the effects that these storms can have, AND keep yourself and your loved ones safe, it is important to understand the various thunderstorm types:

Ordinary Cell

Also known as a “pulse” thunderstorm, this is a single-cell storm.  These types of thunderstorms are generally short lived, and while gusty winds or hail can develop, they are typically not severe.  Thunderstorms of this type do have the potential to develop additional cells under the right atmospheric conditions but are generally less severe and dangerous that other types.

Multi-Cell Cluster

These types of thunderstorms form when multiple ordinary cell storms, which are in various stages of development, merge together.  Depending on atmospheric conditions, these storms can vary greatly in the amount of rainfall dropped over any one area.  Multi-cell clusters can produce flash flooding conditions and should be closely monitored.

Multi-Cell Line (Squall Line)

When thunderstorms form in a line, they can sometimes stretch for hundreds of miles.  These multi-cell lines can produce damaging winds, hail, occasional tornadoes, and heavy rainfall.  Long lived, strong squall lines can produce considerable, widespread damage.

Supercell Thunderstorms

Supercell thunderstorms are highly organized, special single cell thunderstorms that can persist for many hours.  These storms are known to produce extreme winds, flash flooding, large hail, and account for nearly all the significant tornadoes in the United States.  The shape of the storm helps to determine the amount of precipitation generally associated with the supercell.  Storms like these can be extremely unpredictable and dangerous; oftentimes these will be associated with severe thunderstorm warnings from your local weather authority.

In the unfortunate event that a thunderstorm, or other weather phenomena, causes damage to your home or business, trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola to help.  Serving the communities of Ferry Pass, Cottage Hill, and surrounding areas, our team takes great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service when disaster strikes.  To learn more about our storm damage response, request assistance, or for any other questions, please give us a call: 850-466-3076.

source: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/tstrmtypes

Traveling This Summer? Reduce the Risk of Residential Water Damage!

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Hand cleaning leaves out of a rain gutter Cleaning out your gutters is just one way to protect your property while away on vacay!

With school out of session, many families plan and take vacation during the summertime months.  Whether taking a cross-country road trip to visit friends, going on a weekend getaway to a destination theme park, or any of the other wonderful activities you enjoy, you will want to make sure your home is safe and secure.  Locking doors, setting the alarm, and having a neighbor grab the mail are all common preparations you may make before a trip, but have you considered how to reduce the risk of water damages while you are away?  We have some great tips to help you do just that!

Turn off your water before you leave:  By turning off your main water valve to your home, you greatly reduce the risk of a water damage caused by a pipe failure or supply line leak.

Clean out your gutters: In case heavy rains take place while you are away, having your gutters cleared will allow the water to freely flow from your roof and away from your property.  Conversely, clogged gutters can cause water to back up onto the roof.

Do a “pre-trip” property check: This should include checking the plumbing below all sinks for any leaks, removing any debris from the yard that could cause standing water to not drain away properly, checking for any damage to window or door sills, and making sure all appliance supply lines are secure.

Have someone you trust check on your property: Perhaps that neighbor that is collecting your mail could also pop inside and make sure nothing has happened while you are away.  If damage has occurred, the faster it is discovered, the less likely additional issues will arise.

Serving the communities of Pensacola, Ferry Pass, and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when water damages strike.  Our team of highly trained professionals takes great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service during difficult times and will work to make your water damage “Like it never even happened.”  To learn more or request assistance, give us a call: 850-466-3076.

Understanding the Water Damage Timeline

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Man extracting water from a carpeted hallway Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola!

Water damages can strike any time of day, and on any day of the week.  Whether from a natural source, such as a heavy thunderstorm, or from manmade means, including leaking pipes, water damages are not only inconvenient, but can be both costly and stressful for the property owner.  Because water damages progress rapidly, often causing additional and secondary damages, our team is ready to respond and begin the mitigation process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It is important to understand HOW water damages work, and the timeline they generally follow when left untreated, in order to successfully mitigate, remediate, and salvage as much as possible.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water spreads throughout the property, both in visible and non-visible cavities.
  • Water is absorbed into drywall, flooring, and furniture.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing staining on surrounding carpets.
  • Paper documents, photographs, and books absorb water and begin to swell.

Within 24 Hours:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Odor begins to develop.
  • Furniture may begin to swell and warp.

48 Hours to One Week:

  • Microbial growth begins and may start spreading.
  • Doors, windows, and studs begin to swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust.
  • Paint will begin to blister.
  • Conditions can become hazardous for occupancy.

Greater than One Week:

  • Structural safety is compromised.
  • Microbial growth intensifies.
  • Occupancy can be extremely unsafe.
  • Cleanup and Restoration costs increase dramatically.

The faster the mitigation process is started, the more potential there is to save and restore the property, versus costly demolition and replacement.  That’s why it’s important to choose the team that is “Faster to any size disaster”: SERVPRO of North Pensacola.  We take great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service when disaster strikes, at all times of day and on all days of the week.  For service, or to learn more about our organization, please give us a call: 850-466-3076.

Hurricane Season 2022 is Here! Are you Prepared?

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Atlantic Map with a sign reading Hurricane Season Ahead Storm Damages? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola: 850-466-3076

It’s here.  The time of year that many Floridians dread: Hurricane Season.  Running from June 1st to November 30th, the Atlantic hurricane season ushers in a variety of tropical systems, ranging from low grade depressions up to major storms.  Residents and business owners in Northwest Florida know all too well the damage and devastation that these systems can cause, and how important it is to be PREPARED during this time of year.  So, what steps should you take in preparing yourself, your home or business, and your loved ones?

  • Have an emergency supply kit for each member of the family. Essentials for your kit will include a minimum of 3-day supply of nonperishable food and clean drinking water, flashlights, batteries, and a battery or crank powered radio.  Depending on the specific needs of your family, you may also need to include medications, children’s goods, games and activities, and pet supplies.
  • Have an evacuation plan in place. Always follow the guidance of local officials as it pertains to evacuation zones to keep yourself safe.  All members of your family should be aware of the evacuation plan and where you will all meet.  You may also need to consider researching lodging that is pet friendly if you have pets to evacuate with you.
  • Take steps to protect your property. This may include cleaning out rain gutters, removing debris from your yard, storing patio furniture and other loose outdoor items, and installing storm shutters on your windows.  Especially in high wind situations, reducing the amount of material that can become airborne is essential to helping protect your property.
  • Stay Weather Aware! Storms can grow and/or change direction very rapidly:  it is important to have a way to receive weather alerts even with power out and stay cognizant of where the storm is headed.  Rain and winds can extend a great distance from the center of the storm, so be prepared even if you are not directly in the path.

Once the storm has passed, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is equipped and prepared to help in the unfortunate event that your property did receive damage.  Serving the communities of Ferry Pass, Cottage Hill, and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is “Faster to any size disaster.”  Call us, 850-466-3076!

Celebrating Memorial Day with Fireworks? Do it Safely!

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Fireworks on a night sky with SERVPRO logo in front Enjoy the Fireworks...but do it safely!

Memorial Day Weekend is a time for family gatherings, outdoor barbecues, playing in the pool, and enjoying fireworks as night falls.  When enjoying these festivities, though, it is important to keep safety, especially FIRE SAFETY, in mind.  Protecting yourself, family, friends, and property from danger and disaster when it comes to fireworks can be achieved by practicing the following guidelines:

  • Always follow the manufacturers instructions, guidelines, and recommendations on the firework packaging. Improper use of fireworks can result in explosions, severe burns, and/or property damage.
  • Do not allow children to use fireworks unattended. Firework ignition should be supervised by a responsible adult and children and pets should not be allowed to get too close to lit fireworks.
  • Be sure to light fireworks in an open area, free of buildings, structures, and foliage. Creating a “barrier” of empty space around the firework area can reduce accidental fire spread.
  • Make sure fireworks are completely extinguished before discarding. This may include allowing them to sit for an extended time before putting into the trash or soaking in a bucket of water before throwing out.  It is a good practice to have both a fire extinguisher and water source, such as a hose, readily available while using fireworks.
  • Only ignite one firework at a time. Having multiple fireworks going in a small area can increase the risk of things getting out of control and something in the surrounding area catching fire. 

Even with the best safety practices and measures in place, accidents can still happen.  If fireworks, or any other fire source, causes damage to your home or business this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, call SERVPRO of North Pensacola for help.  Our team is available 24/7 for emergencies and takes great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service when disaster strikes.  To learn more about our fire services, or request assistance, give us a call: 850-466-3076.

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Fire and Smoke Damage

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Bath tub covered in soot residue from a fire Fire, Smoke or Soot Damages? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola: 850-466-3076!

Alarm bells ringing, smoke billowing….

These are the last thing that a property owner wants to experience.  Along with the safety concerns that come along with a structure fire, handling the cleanup, restoration, and reconstruction of the property can be very stressful.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola, a local, trusted leader in fire damage restoration, is available 24/7 for your fire damage emergency.  Until our team arrives, we suggest the following “do’s” and “don’t’s” when it comes to fire and smoke damage:

The Do’s:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into carpet.
  • Keep hands clean to limit soot spread.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim, and appliances. After wiping down, these surfaces can be protected with a light coating of lubricant.
  • Change HVAC filter but leave system off until a trained professional has inspected.
  • Watch for any slip, trip, or fall hazards created by the fire.

The Don’t’s:

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.
  • Consume and food or beverages that may have been stored close to the fire, heat, or water.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in spoke odor.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or sagging.

Serving Gaberonne, Goulding, and surrounding communities, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help when fire damage strikes.  To learn more or request assistance, please give our team a call at 850-466-3076!

Pensacola Storm Preparation – Power Outages

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Lantern lighting a dark room with storm supplies Prepare for Power Outages Before They Happen!

When heavy storms strike, especially those that bring with them strong winds, one of the most common occurrences is loss of power.  Depending on the intensity of the storm, amount of geographical area affected, and population density of the area hit, the restoration of power can happen in as little as a few minutes or can take as long as several days.  With Northwest Florida being quite prone to heavy storms, hurricanes, and other weather phenomena that can result in power outages, it is important to take into consideration these power outage preparation tips:

  • If using a generator, be sure to run outdoors, and follow all the manufacturer’s safety and operational instructions.
  • Have plenty of flashlights and/or lanterns with batteries in your Emergency Preparedness Kit. Matches or a lighter are also valuable tools that can be useful in the case of a power outage.
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that have a battery back-up system in place.
  • Keep a thermometer inside of your refrigerator; if temperatures within the refrigerator rise above 40 degrees, you will need to discard the affected food.
  • Never touch downed power lines. Contact local officials if you see downed power lines in your area.

Serving Ferry Pass, Molino, and surrounding communities, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is here and ready to help when storm damages strike.  To learn more about our services or request assistance, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.  We’re “faster to any size disaster”!

Planning and Preparation for Your Commercial Property

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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The last thing that any business owner, leader, or investor wants to have happen is their building sustain damage, whether from fire, water, mold, or a storm.  This, unfortunately, is something that can happen all too frequently.  Industry research shows that as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a major disaster, and of those that do survive, the overwhelming majority of them have a preparedness plan in place.  So, preparedness is key, right?  The question, then, is how to prepare?

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

An extremely helpful tool in preparing and planning for a property damage emergency is SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).  This complementary service compiles many important details about your property into one easy to use document, which is accessible through our proprietary mobile app.  Details that can be compiled into your ERP include:

  • Standard property information (address, phone number, directions to the property)
  • Photo and location Information for all major utility shut offs (electrical, water, gas)
  • Preferred vendor information (company name, direct contact person)
  • Business key contacts (building owner, managers, maintenance members)
  • Important building documents (insurance declarations, blueprints, floorplans)

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “By Failing to Prepare, you are Preparing to Fail.”  Are you ready to prepare your commercial property for a disaster? Want to learn more about the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile?  Give us a call at 850-466-3076, we’re here to help!

Types of Storm Damage

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Two people standing in front of a house with stormy skies overhead Trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola to help with storm damage strikes!

Community members throughout Northwest Florida are all too accustomed to hearing Thunderstorm Watches, Tornado Warnings, and High Surf Advisories come across the airwaves, and understand the need to prepare for such incidences.  What, though, are some of the most common “storm damages” in our area?

Wind Damage

Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Thunderstorms, and Tornadoes almost always bring along with them high winds.  Sustained high winds can lead to serious damages, including downed trees, destroyed roofs, and flying debris that can damage windows.  High gusty winds can topple large objects, blow open doors, and destroy the exterior of many structures.  These winds can drive water into normally dry areas, leading to flood risks, as well.

Flood Damage

Especially along the coastal areas, flooding is an ever-present issue during storms.  High surf can push into structures, debris can limit storm runoff, and heavy rains can quickly accumulate causing localized flash flooding.  Flood waters often carry debris and contaminants in them, making traveling through them extremely dangerous.

For storms of all shapes, sizes, and severity, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is prepared and equipped to help with any property damages you sustain.  Serving the communities of Pensacola, Ferry Pass, Gonzalez, and surround areas, our team is “Faster to Any Size Disaster,” offering 24/7/365 emergency response.  To learn more about our services, please give us a call at 850-466-3076!

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Water Damage

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

Experiencing a water damage at your home or business can be a very stressful situation, causing safety, structural, and contents concerns simultaneously.  All too often, damages may occur with little or no warning, and as the saying goes “at the worst possible time” including holidays, odd hours, and weekends.  To help alleviate some of the stress that goes along with water damage, SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers 24/7/365 emergency response, allowing us to mitigate the loss and reduce the overall amount of damage sustained more quickly.  After notifying us of your loss, we suggest the follow “do’s” and “do not’s” to follow until our team arrives:

DO:

  • Remove excess water with mops or towels
  • Wipe water from wooden furniture
  • Hang rugs to dry
  • Move artwork and valuables to a dry, safe location

DO NOT:

  • Plug in or use any electrical devices in rooms with standing water
  • Enter any rooms that have sagging ceilings
  • Attempt to lift any large waterlogged materials, as they may be too heavy to handle
  • Leave any colored items (such as magazines or dyed linens) on wet floors

Serving the communities of Ferry Pass, Bohemia, Goulding, and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is “Faster to Any Size Disaster.”  To learn more about our services, request emergency assistance, or schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 850-466-3076!

Fa, La, La, La, La… FIRE!

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Christmas Tree decorated in SERVPRO colors with SERVPRO logo Stay safe as your decorate for the holidays!

The joy of the Christmas Season can quickly diminish into stress and worry with the addition of a structure fire.  Especially while decorating for the holidays, it is important to always consider fire safety first and foremost.  The National Fire Protection Association offers many tips to follow while decorating and celebrating the season, helping to prevent yourself, loved ones, or property from experiencing a holiday fire disaster.

Christmas Trees:

  • If decorating with a live tree, be sure to select one that is fresh, with green needles that do not easily fall off when touched.
  • Place the Christmas tree at least three feet away from any heat or flame source, such as fireplaces, space heaters, or candles.
  • Water your tree daily; the dryer your tree becomes the more likely it is to catch fire.
  • Do not use light strands that are broken, frayed, or otherwise damaged. Only use lights that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Always turn off your Christmas tree lights before leaving your home or going to bed.

Outdoor Decorations:

  • When hanging lights, be sure to only use strands that are rated for outdoor use. Use clips, not nails, or staples, to hang you lights to so that cords do not get damaged.
  • Do not block any emergency exits, doors, or windows with decorations.
  • Do not overload power supplies with decorations, and always turn off or unplug decorations when you leave your home.
  • Bring outdoor lights inside after the holidays to remove hazards, as well as make your lights last longer.

Holiday Entertaining:

  • Test your smoke alarms before hosting a holiday party.
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles. Keep lit candles away from draperies, furniture, or other flammable materials.
  • While cooking on the stovetop, stay in the kitchen; keep children and pets out of the kitchen while the stovetop is in use.
  • Do not leave fireplaces, space heaters, or other heat sources running unattended.

We wish you a happy and fire-safe holiday season!  In the unfortunate event that fire damage does intrude on your Christmas celebration, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help.  Serving the communities of Ferry Pass, Gonzalez, and surrounding areas, our team is available for property damage emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  To learn more or request service, give us a call at 850-466-3076.

How Can I Help Protect My Property from Storm Damages?

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

Hands covering a chalkboard drawing of a house with a storm overhead Trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola as your preferred cleanup and restoration vendor for storm damage services!

As we all know, bad weather is an inevitable occurrence Pensacola, Ferry Pass, and surrounding communities of the North Florida Panhandle.  Depending on the time of year, residents and business leaders are forced to deal with a variety of weather phenomena, including heavy rainstorms, tropical systems, and gusty winds.  These conditions take a toll on the properties exposed to them, leading to a need for cleanup, mitigation, and restoration services.  So, what can property owners do to help protect their structures and reduce the damages sustained from storms?

Inspection & Maintenance

Regularly inspecting your property for signs of damage, such as missing shingles, cracked siding, or window and door seal issues, and fixing as soon as possible will reduce the likelihood that these small issues become much more catastrophic during a heavy storm.  During your building inspection, be sure to check both the interior and exterior, including the roof, plumbing, and electrical components.  During the maintenance phase, focus both on repairing issues found during your inspection AND performing general duties, such as cleaning out rain gutters, trimming trees on the property, and removing any debris that could potentially damage your home or business during a storm.  Depending on the size, function, and age of your property, more frequent inspection and maintenance may be required, but it is recommended to perform these tasks a minimum of two times a year.

Planning & Preparedness

Those who live, work, and own property in Escambia County are no strangers to planning and preparing for severe weather, particularly hurricane season.  These same tasks, such as creating an emergency kit that includes food, water, and medications, knowing your evacuation route, and having a way to receive weather alerts can also apply throughout the rest of the year. Along with preparing for a storm, it is important to plan for after the storm, too.  In the case of property damage, you want to have a vendor that you can trust to arrive quickly, begin the mitigation process, and reduce the overall amount of damage sustained.  Choosing a professionally operated organization, with industry leading equipment, experience, and training will help make your damage “Like it never even happened,” faster.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola is your locally owned and operated cleanup and restoration vendor; ready to respond when storm damages strike.  Check us out online, read our reviews, and give us a call with any questions.  Make selecting SERVPRO of North Pensacola as your preferred damage restoration specialist a part of your storm preparation today!

Why Clean My Commercial Ducts?

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

Ductwork being cleaned Duct Cleaning? Yes, we do that!

Business leaders throughout Escambia County have trusted SERVPRO of North Pensacola for their water, fire, mold, and storm remediation needs for years, but did you know we also offer a wide array of general cleaning services, including duct cleaning?  You may be thinking, “why do I need to clean my ducts?” or “what purpose does duct cleaning serve?”  Well, there are a variety of benefits that duct cleaning can provide for both your property and your personnel:

  • Extending the life of HVAC equipment. Clean ductwork allows better airflow through your system.
  • Better air quality for those inside of the building. By removing dust, dirt, and debris from the HVAC system, duct cleaning reduces irritants in the air.
  • Reduction of offensive odors. Just as this service helps remove irritants from the air, it can also reduce odors caused by debris within your system.
  • Reduces the potential for microbial growth.

Proudly serving the communities of Ferry Pass, Cottage Hill, and surrounding areas, our professional team, including our NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) Certified Project Manager, are ready to provide the highest level of service for your commercial property.  To learn more about our duct cleaning services, or request an appointment, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola, We’re Here to Help!

Let’s Talk Turkey! (Safety)

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Turkey in a pan Stay safe this Thanksgiving by practicing fire safety while cooking!

Thanksgiving is packed with a variety of traditions: Spending time with loved ones, watching football, and having a delicious meal of cranberry sauce, stuffing, and most importantly, turkey!  This joyous time of year provides the opportunity to create many memories, however it also ushers in a rise in property damages from fire.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S fire departments responded to an estimated 1,400 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving in 2019, the peak day for such fires.  So, when preparing your Thanksgiving meal, make sure to keep yourself and your property safe by following the below precautions:

  • Do not leave items unattended while cooking on the stovetop. Watch for pots to bubble over and reduce heat as necessary.
  • Keep children and pets out of the kitchen while cooking your Thanksgiving meal. This reduces the risk of items being knocked off the stovetop, or oven knobs being adjusted unintentionally.
  • If frying your turkey, ensure that the bird is completely thawed before placing into hot grease. Keep your turkey fryer a safe distance from any structures, foliage, or furniture when in use.
  • Make sure all your smoke alarms are in working order. They can be checked by pushing the “test” button.
  • Do not leave towels, oven mitts, or other flammable materials near the stovetop while in use.
  • Make sure to have an in-date fire extinguisher available in your kitchen in case a fire does occur.

In the unfortunate event that your home does suffer fire damages this Thanksgiving, trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola to help.  Our team of professional cleanup and restoration technicians has a variety of training and experience to help make your damage “Like it never even happened.”  To learn more or request service, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.  We wish you a Happy (and safe) Thanksgiving!

Source: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Thanksgiving

Commercial Restoration Services Throughout Escambia County!

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Store Front Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola for Commercial Cleanup and Restoration Services!

When it comes to selecting a professional to provide cleanup and restoration services, it’s no secret that Escambia County business leaders have a variety of choices.  Many companies can provide a base level of service, with minimal training and experience, however, we at SERVPRO of North Pensacola understand that when disaster strikes, our community desires a HIGHER level of service to be provided.  So, what makes SERVPRO of North Pensacola a leading choice for your business?

  • Industry leading training: Our team undergoes extensive training and certification from the IICRC, the industry leading organization for cleanup and restoration standards.
  • Advanced equipment and supplies: SERVPRO of North Pensacola utilizes commercial grade drying, dehumidification, and purification equipment, along with specially formulated proprietary chemicals to provide the highest level of cleaning and sanitation.
  • Excellent customer service: Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when a damage emergency takes place.  We value open, honest communication throughout the work process, and take great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service.  We understand the stress and worry that comes along with property damage and will work diligently to have your business back to business as quickly as possible.
  • Network and resources: SERVPRO of North Pensacola is connected to a network of nearly 1,900 SERVPRO franchises, giving us the resources and manpower to handle losses of all sizes.  Through community relationships, we have numerous vendor partners that we can rely on for resources when needed as well.

When it comes to commercial property damage, trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola to help.  Our team is Faster to Any Size Disaster, and is proud to be of service in Ferry Pass, Cottage Hill, and surrounding communities!

Where Did the Water Come From?

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Water leaking from a washing machine When water damage strikes, call 850-466-3076 for help!

When water damage strikes, the first thing you will want to do is stop the water intrusion, reducing the amount of damage sustained.  Determining the source of the water may not always be immediately apparent, so it is important to be aware of some of the most “common culprits” for water intrusion and damage:

  • Appliance Failure – a leaking dishwasher, refrigerator, or washing machine can go unnoticed until the damage becomes heavy. Periodically check your appliances for any breaks in supply or drain lines, disconnected or loose lines, or any other malfunctions that could lead to a leak.
  • Plumbing Issues – piping issues, especially in older structures, can cause severe damages in a short amount of time. Watch for any signs of plumbing issues, including discoloration of water, odd changes in water pressure, or leaks underneath sinks that may signify a larger issue with your plumbing.
  • Rainwater Intrusion – clogged gutters, roof damages, or improperly sealed windows and doors can all allow rainwater to enter the interior of a structure. Water staining on ceiling or walls can signify a leak from the exterior, and should be addressed immediately to prevent further, larger damages.

Once the “where” of you water damage has been identified, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help with the “what now.”  Our team provides emergency water damage response, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, striving to make your damage “Like it never even happened.”  To learn more, request assistance, or speak with a member of our team, please give us a call at 850-466-3076!

Refreshed Look, Same SERVPRO

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Orange House with SERVPRO written out SERVPRO's new Logo! Cleaning. Restoration. Construction.

As fall sets into the panhandle of Florida we find ourselves pulling out warmer clothing as the warmer weather leaves us for a short time. Colors start to change, and even Garden Street already has Christmas Lights hung (but not turned on yet). 

Here at SERVPRO we are refreshing our look as well. On November 1st we are gladly introducing our new logo, with a fresh brand descriptor as well. Best part is we are still the same SERVPRO just updating our look! We did not adopt a new name, no new logo design, just a refreshed look to streamline the ever growing #1 Brand in Cleanup & Restoration. 

With this new look we are focusing on being the Full Service Provider you expect from SERVPRO! Cleaning. Restoration. Construction. 

Now Construction is not a new focus for us but one most clients and customers did not know we offered. The new bolder logo clearly allows us to really make it "Like it never even happened."

This is our promise to you to be "Ready for whatever happens" and "Faster to any size disaster." 

All of us along the beautiful Gulf Coast knows in a moments notice this weather can turn from a beautiful day to a severe weather threat. But weather is not the only factor we deal with. Pipe's bursting in homes or businesses causing water damage, and fire's causing more more than expected damages, you can trust the same green trucks to help make "Like it never even happened," happen. 

Pensacola and our surrounding area's are forever growing and changing. Having a trusted partner for both commercial and residential property damages is paramount. 

To learn more about our services and what we have to offer please visit our website SERVPROnorthpensacola.com

If a disaster strikes your home or office call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 850-466-3076 to speak with one of our team members. Not an answering service one of our office staff, during business hours, and one of our Project Managers, after  hours. We are "Here to Help" our community and surrounding area's.

How Familiar with Flooding Are You?

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic of Cars and Homes in Flood Waters Flood Damages? SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help!

One of the most damaging side effects of heavy storms is flooding.  Flooding is defined as “an overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry,” and in the Panhandle of Florida can happen quite frequently in many communities.  Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters, making it extremely important not only to understand the different kinds of flooding possible, but also your local flood zone definition.

Common Kinds of Flooding in Pensacola, Florida

River Flood – a river flood occurs when water rises over the top of a riverbank.  River flooding can almost immediately cause issues for structures located on the river, and if water levels continue to rise, have damaging results for properties downstream as well.

Coastal Flood – a coastal flood occurs when land areas along the coast are inundated with rising waters.  A combination of factors, including tidal patterns, rainfall, and land elevation can all play a role in coastal flooding.  Coastal flooding is of an even greater concern in our area, since much of the Panhandle of Florida is along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Storm Surge – Storm surge is a variation of coastal flooding in which the wind, atmospheric pressure, and waves of a severe storm greatly increase the water level in coastal areas.  Highly common during hurricanes and tropical disturbances, storm surge can occur very quickly, and pose serious property and safety concerns.

Flash Flood – a flash flood is usually caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time in a localized area.  Flash floods can occur with very little warning and be extremely dangerous.  Clogged drainage systems and standing debris can contribute to the likelihood of flash flooding occurrences, restricting water run-off.

Is My Property In a Flood Zone?

It is important to understand that with the right combination of conditions, any property can be subject to flooding.  Areas are defined by their flood risk: either high, moderate, or low risk.  If you are interested in learning about the flood risk for your property, visit:

https://www.floodsmart.gov/flood-map-zone/find-yours

In the unfortunate event that flood waters do cause property damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is just one call away.  Our team provides 24/7 emergency response to help restore your home or business back to its pre-storm condition.  To learn more about our services or request help, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.

Source: https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/floods/types/

Can SERVPRO of North Pensacola Help My Business?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Complex with SERVPRO logo Commercial Property Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola!

The SERVPRO Brand is recognized nationally as a leader in water, fire, mold, storm, and biohazard cleanup and restoration in the residential sector, but did you know that we also offer ALL these services for commercial properties as well?  That’s right, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has the training, equipment, and experience to handle commercial losses of all shapes and sizes!  Serving the communities of Gaberonne, Goulding, Ferry Pass, and surrounding areas, We’re Here to Help when disaster strikes, no matter what kind of business your business is in:

  • Office Buildings
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Condominium Complexes
  • Hospitals
  • Military Bases
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Government Buildings
  • …and so many more!

For the highest level of customer service, quick response, and 24 hour a day emergency service, trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola for your property damage cleanup and restoration needs.  Following guidelines set forth by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), our team strives to provide the best possible remediation experience for business leaders and owners throughout our community.  To learn more, or schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.

Residential Structure Fires: What are the Leading Causes?

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Paper House on Fire on Black Background Fire Damages? Give us a call at 850-466-3076!

The smell of smoke, the flickering of flames, or the sounds of sirens…

These are some of the last things a homeowner wants to experience.  Structure fires can be extremely dangerous, costly, and stressful: because of this, knowing the most common causes of these fires, and being able to perform routine maintenance to reduce their likelihood is imperative for members of the community.

So, what are the most common causes of residential structure fires?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the five most common causes of residential structure fires are Cooking, Heating, Electrical, Smoking, and Candles. 

  • Cooking: Help prevent cooking fires by never leaving foods in the oven or on the stove unattended. Always be sure to keep cloth and paper goods (such as paper towels) a safe distance away from cooking surfaces.  Supervise children in the kitchen, never allowing them to cook alone.
  • Heating: When using a space heater for warmth, make sure to keep all flammable materials at least three feet away from the unit. If using a wood burning fireplace, have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional at least once a year.
  • Electrical: Regularly check your electrical equipment cords for frays or breaks. If you have breakers pop frequently, have your system inspected by a professional.  Follow manufacturer’s directions on installation of all appliances.
  • Smoking: If you smoke, consider smoking outside of your home rather than inside. Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children, and make sure cigarettes or pipes are fully extinguished after use.
  • Candles: Make sure candles are fully extinguished after use. Do not place in an area where they can be easily knocked over.  Keep all paper and cloth materials away from burning candles.

Sometimes, even with the best practices and maintenance in place, fires still happen.  Know that when fire damages occur, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help.  Serving the communities of Molino, Ferry Pass, Cottage Hill, and surrounding areas, our team of highly trained professionals is “Faster to Any Size Disaster!”

Mold in Molino? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola!

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling boards affected by Mold in Pensacola, Florida Mold in Molino? Give us a call today!

Along with providing fire, water, and storm damage cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is ALSO a Licensed Mold Remediator in the State of Florida!  With many years of industry leading training, certification, and experience, SERVPRO of North Pensacola's team of professionals has gained the ability to handle mold issues of all sizes, both residential and commercial.

So, why choose US for your mold remediation needs?

  • Organic materials combined with moisture create the perfect conditions for mold growth to occur.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola works quickly after receiving notice of a water damage loss to limit the spread of microbial growth, which can happen in as little as 24-72 hours.  If microbial growth has already begun, our team has the equipment and supplies necessary to help make the damage "Like it never even happened."
  • Exposure to microbial growth can pose health risks for building occupants.  Choosing a professional remediation team helps to ensure the safety of those within the structure.
  • When it comes to mold remediation, SERVPRO of North Pensacola will work diligently to limit the interruption the damages cause, whether within your home or business.  

If mold has taken hold at your Molino property, give SERVPRO of North Pensacola's cleanup and restoration specialists a call at 850-466-3076.  We proud to be of service to those in need in our community, and we're "Faster to Any Size Disaster!"

Categories of Water Damage

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Pipe leaking water with SERVPRO logo When water damage strikes, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of North Pensacola to help!

Water damages can occur from a variety of sources: flood waters, broken or leaking pipes, supply line malfunctions, wind-driven rain, and the list goes on…

Although many residents and business leaders throughout the Pensacola community understand the many ways that a water damage can occur, many are unaware of the different categories of water damage.  Understanding the category, and the risks associated with each type of water, is imperative in determining the steps that must be taken during the remediation process:

  • Category 1, or “Clean Water” is water from a clean source, such as a broken water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon factors such as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.
  • Category 2, or “Gray Water” has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow or dishwasher overflow.  Just as category 1 water can quickly degrade, category 2 can also degrade into category 3 water over time.
  • Category 3, or “Black Water” is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

The category of water helps your remediation professional to determine what can be dried and salvaged, what must be discarded, and how much demolition may be needed in the structure.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola, with IICRC training, follows all industry standards in handling water damages, to help restore your property, and make your loss “Like it never even happened.”  To learn more about our services, or request help, please give us a call at 850-466-3076 today!

Why Choose SERVPRO of North Pensacola?

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Image with Water, Fire, Mold Background and SERVPRO logo Trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola for your cleanup and restoration needs!

In the technological age that we live in, Pensacola home and business owners have access to endless information on all sorts of subjects, including Cleanup & Restoration Professionals available in their community.  Features like “Click to Call” or “Send a Message” make reaching out to an organization simpler than ever, so when it comes to deciding who to trust for your mitigation and remediation needs, why choose SERVPRO of North Pensacola?

  • SERVPRO of North Pensacola is locally owned and operated, with the support of nearly 1,900 franchises nationwide. This network gives SERVPRO of North Pensacola the ability to handle damages of all sizes, both residential and commercial, all while providing the highest level of customer service.
  • Our production team has extensive training from industry leading organizations, including the IICRC and NADCA. Coupled with this training are multiple years of experience working on projects of all varieties throughout the community and beyond.
  • SERVPRO of North Pensacola utilizes leading technologies, equipment, and processes to get work done. This allows our team to streamline the job process, helping make your damage “Like it never even happened,” even faster.
  • We provide 24 hour a day, 7 day a week emergency response. Our team understands that disasters don’t wait, and we work diligently to provide the quickest possible response to begin the cleanup and restoration process.
  • We are a trusted cleanup and restoration leader throughout the communities of Pensacola, Cantonment, and surrounding areas. With a 4.8 Facebook Review Rating and a 5.0 Google Review Rating, the words of the customers we have served speak to the service that we can provide.

For you water, fire, mold, or storm damage needs, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help.  To learn more about our services, request help, or schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 850-466-3076 today!

Pensacola’s “One Stop Shop” for Cleanup, Restoration, and Reconstruction Services!

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Man in PPE spraying a room in Pensacola, Florida We're Here to Provide Cleanup, Restoration, AND Reconstruction Services!

When it comes to handling property damages, from small residential fires, to multi-unit large loss commercial water losses, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has the training, equipment, and experience to help.  Not only can our team provide the cleanup and restoration services for these events, but as a Florida Licensed General Contractor, has the ability to provide the reconstruction AFTER the restoration has occurred!

So, what does this mean for you? 

  1. You can count on ONE vendor, SERVPRO of North Pensacola, to be there from the first emergency contact to the final finishing touches, truly allowing us to make it “Like it never even happened.”
  2. The use of one vendor for the duration of the project reduces the likelihood of miscommunication between involved parties, which can help reduce the stress of dealing with property damage.
  3. SERVPRO of North Pensacola works with a variety of insurance carriers, helping you, and your property, through the claims process.
  4. With the support of a network of nearly 1,900 nationwide franchises, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has an extensive community of restoration and construction professionals to work with, often reducing the wait for services.

Serving the communities of Gaberonne, Gonzalez, and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has team members standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for your emergency property damage needs.  To learn more about the variety of services we offer, request help, or schedule a planned service, please give us a call at 850-466-3076 today!

The Reach and Resources for Projects of All Sizes!

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

North Pensacola SERVPRO Truck SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Ready to Respond, 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week!

The SERVPRO Brand is known as a leader in the cleanup and restoration industry, with nearly 1,900 franchises nationwide.  Offering a wide variety of services, including water mitigation, fire restoration, mold remediation, storm response, biohazard cleanup, and construction, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is proud to represent this leading company.

Our locally owned and operated franchise, along with our sister franchises, SERVPRO of Bay County in Panama City, Florida and SERVPRO of Albany and Americus in Albany, Georgia, take great pride in providing the highest level of customer service, coupled with industry leading training, to help make your commercial or residential damage “Like it never even happened.”  With the support of this regional alliance, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has the manpower, equipment, and resources to reach farther and handle larger jobs, all while upholding the standards of the SERVPRO brand.

When it comes to choosing a trusted professional for your property damage needs, look no farther than SERVPRO of North Pensacola.  Providing cleanup and restoration services to Ferry Pass, Molino, Pensacola, and surrounding communities, our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency response.  To learn more or inquire about service, please give us a call at 850-466-3076 today!

Water Damage Prevention in Pensacola, Florida

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Men working to restore a residential water damage Water Damages? We're Here to Help. Call us at 850-466-3076 Today!

Stress, worry, costly: all words that come to mind on the topic of “Residential Water Damage.”  No one ever plans ON having a water damage at their home, however, it is imperative to plan FOR such an issue, as well as practice preventative measures to lessen the likelihood of occurrence.  There are many steps that can be taken to help protect your property against water damages, both from the interior (appliance leak, burst pipe) and exterior (coastal flooding, rainwater intrusion):

  • Periodically do a “wellness check” on your plumbing. Check for cracked or damaged seals, rusting pipes, and/or water staining underneath your pipes.  If an issue is found, correct it as soon as possible to keep a small leak from turning into a large water disaster.
  • Make sure both the supply and drain lines for household appliances, including the refrigerator, washing machine, and dishwasher, are all installed and fitted correctly. If there are any cracks, tears, or signs of dry rot present, replace the lines to limit the possibility of a break causing water damages.
  • Maintain the landscaping around your property. Heavy vegetation and debris blocking drains and ditches can cause water to back up, toward your house.  This issue can be compounded by heavy rains that produce flash flooding scenarios, so maintaining your property can be a great preventative measure to lessen the likelihood of flood intrusion.
  • Clean out your rain gutters. Clogged rain gutters, much like clogged drainage ditches, can allow water to back up.  Backed up water on your roof can easily lead to a leak inside your home, especially if your roof is older or not well maintained.

Although preparation can go a very long way in helping to prevent water damages, all too often, water damages DO happen.  When they do, trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola, your locally owned and operated water damage mitigation specialists, to help make your damage “Like it never even happened.” 

To learn more or request service, please give us a call at 850-466-3076: We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you water damage emergencies.

Your Trusted Local Cleanup and Restoration Organization

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

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The SERVPRO brand, with nearly 1,900 locally owned and operated franchises nationwide, is well known throughout the United States as a leader in the cleanup and restoration industry, but why should YOU, a homeowner from Cantonment, or business owner in Cottage Hill, chose SERVPRO of North Pensacola as your preferred partner for property damage issues? We feel that our previous customers say it best:

“From my first contact with Daniel this was a great experience! Brent and Robert spent a week working in our home and they were professional, courteous, and hard working. As the job was finished today, it was bittersweet knowing they aren't coming back! They did a SUPER job!” – Debbie T, Facebook

“We had a fire in our place of business. This SERVPRO team worked tirelessly over two weeks to get us up and running again. Colby was great to work with. Daniel was my project manager very detailed and dedicated.  Place looks like the fire never happened.” – Tomm L, Google

For water, fire, mold, storm, or biohazard damages, both residential and commercial, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has the training, experience, and expertise to help!  If you are interested in learning more about our services, scheduling an appointment, or requesting emergency assistance, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola: “We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!”

SERVPRO vs. Delta Variant

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Logo with additional information as text SERVPRO offers a variety of cleaning services. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned combats COVID-19 and other various viruses.

With the increasing number of cases of the Delta Variant of COVID-19, SERVPRO is being called upon again by businesses, churches, restaurants, warehouses, and even family homes to come and disinfect to make it Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program began at the beginning of last year after the pandemic started. Since then SERVPRO has cleaned thousands upon thousands of buildings across the United States and Canada. 

Here in Pensacola and Escambia County our crews are working on again doing the same. We have seen an increase in our Coronavirus Cleanings. Our commitment to our clients and customers remains, to make it "Like it never even happened."

To learn more about our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program you can visit our website page by CLICKING HERE or give our office a call at 850-466-3076.

Have Questions? Call Today (850) 466-3076

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


**Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the job according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result.

(*The Harris Poll conducted online on behalf of Fast, between April 28 and April 30, 2020. About 2,048 U.S. adults aged 18 or older participated.) https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/350922/89-of-consumers-concerned-about-returning-to-bric.html

Fire Safety Equipment

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Battery being changed in a smoke alarm One of the best pieces of equipment to protect yourself from a fire emergency is a smoke alarm!

There are a multitude of devices and technologies that, depending on the size and type of your structure, can be utilized to help protect your property in a fire emergency.  Preparation and prevention are two of the best methods you can practice, keeping both yourself and your building safe from fire damage.  Although many of these are well-known, there are also some other less commonly recognized devices or technologies that may be beneficial to you and your structure:

  • Smoke Alarms – The National Fire Protection Association recommends that the minimum number of smoke alarms that one should install within their home is:
    • One inside of every sleeping (bed) room
    • One outside of each sleeping (bed) area
    • At least one on every level of the home (including the basement)

Furthermore, these your smoke alarms should be tested regularly, and batteries should be replaced at least twice per year.

  • Fire Extinguishers – There are a multitude of different types of fire extinguishers that can be utilized, depending on the purpose and contents of the structure. For a more detailed explanation of fire extinguisher types and uses, please visit our blog, “Did You Know? – The Fire Extinguisher Edition”
  • Fire Sprinklers / Suppression Systems – In larger structures, commercial buildings, and many apartment or condominium complexes, fire sprinklers and/or suppression systems may be installed. These systems cover a large area, and once activated, produce extensive amounts of water to put out fires and prevent further spread.
  • Escape Ladders, Routes, and Plans – Having an escape plan put together, in case of fire, whether in your home or business, and sharing with all people regularly within the building, can provide a much safer outcome during a fire emergency. Plans may need to include emergency exit locations, escape equipment (such as ladders), and meeting locations once exiting the building.

Safety is the #1 priority when fire strikes.  After the fire, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is prepared and here to help with any flame, smoke, or soot damages your property has sustained.  To learn more about our fire restoration services or schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.

National Weather Service Announces Changes to Severe Thunderstorm Warnings

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Cell Phone with Destructive Alert Pictured Always follow the guidance of local authorities when it comes to severe weather!

In an effort to better prepare people across the nation for severe weather threats, the National Weather Service will begin adding “damage threat tags” to severe thunderstorm warnings as of August 2nd, 2021.  Furthermore, the “destructive” tag distinction will trigger an emergency alert on mobile phones of all within the forecasted damage area.  Understanding the different levels of damage threat tags will help you be even better prepared in the case of a severe weather emergency:

  • “Destructive” Damage Threat – To fall into this category, a thunderstorm must be forecasted to produce 2.75-inch hail (baseball size) and/or 80 MPH winds. This is the distinction that will automatically trigger an emergency alert to mobile phones within the forecast area.
  • “Considerable” Damage Threat – To fall into this category, a thunderstorm must be forecasted to produce 1.75-inch hail (golf ball size) and/or 70 MPH winds.
  • “Base” or “Baseline” Thunderstorm – This is the standard severe thunderstorm warning that has previously been in use, and criteria for this category remains unchanged. A thunderstorm capable of producing 1.00-inch hail (quarter size) and/or 58 MPH winds.

These added damage threat tags encourage the public to take action, such as finding shelter and avoiding windows, when a considerable or destructive thunderstorm moves through the area.  Added warnings reduce the likelihood of injury to persons within the forecasted area and allow home and business owners within frequently affected areas to consider additional precautions for their properties, such as the installation of storm shutters.

If a baseline, considerable, or destructive thunderstorm causes property damage to your home or business, give the professionals at SERVPRO of North Pensacola a call for help.  Serving the communities of Molino, Cottage Hill, Ferry Pass, and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has the equipment, expertise, and training to handle damages of all sizes.  Proud to be of service to Northwest Florida, our team is “Faster to any size disaster!”

Source: https://www.weather.gov/news/072221-svr-wea

Commercial Reconstruction in Gaberonne and Goulding!

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

Before and After photos of reconstruction on a commercial building SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help with your commercial reconstruction needs!

Many members of our community know SERVPRO of North Pensacola as a leading expert in the cleanup and restoration of water, fire, mold, storm, and biohazard damages, but did you know that we are also a Licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida?  That’s right!  As a General Contractor, we have the ability to offers a variety of reconstruction services, for BOTH commercial and residential properties!  With our extended network of subcontractor relationships, supply chain access, and a reconstruction manager with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is capable of handling projects of all sizes.

Our team offers a wide variety of construction related services, including:

  • Board-Up
  • Drywall Installation
  • Electrical Services
  • Flooring Repair
  • Plumbing Services
  • Roof Tarping, to temporarily protect your property after a damage has occurred

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is proud to be of service to residents and business owners in Gaberonne, Goulding, and surrounding communities.  To learn more about or reconstruction division or request a quote, please give us a call at 850-466-3076.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola: We’re Here to Help!

There’s Water Everywhere!

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Wood floors with standing water Water Everywhere? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola for help!

“There’s Water Everywhere!” <-- this is an all-too-common phrase we hear from our customers as they call for emergency service.  Depending on the source of the water, multiple gallons a minute can pump out into areas that are meant to remain dry.  Because of this, we strive to provide the quickest possible response to begin the extraction and drying processes, which in turn limits the likelihood of secondary damages.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola recognizes how stressful an emergency water damage can be for a home or business owner.  To make this process as smooth as possible, we strive to provide the highest possible level of customer service, including:

  • A team of IICRC trained and certified project managers and technicians to handle the damage
  • Working with your insurance company throughout the claim
  • Providing daily monitoring and updates on the status of the damage
  • A full sketch and scope of work, including moisture mapping

When water damage strikes, no matter the time of day or day of the week, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help!  Serving the communities of Pensacola, Cantonment, Brent, and surrounding areas, our team is “Faster to any size disaster!”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola’s Storm Response

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Pensacola is proud to be a local leader in the cleanup and restoration of fire and water damages, but did you know we also offer storm damage services?  Our team of highly trained professionals is available, equipped, and prepared to respond to property damages from all types of natural disasters, including:

  • Tropical Storm
  • Hurricane
  • Tornado
  • Flash Flooding

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is an active member of the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Network, traveling throughout the county as needed to help neighbors in need with disasters.  We have responded to many storm events throughout the past few years, including the Polar Vortex in Texas (2021), Hurricane Sally in Escambia County (2020), and Hurricane Michael in Panama City (2018).  This experience has made us even better prepared for handling storm damages within our community.

Utilizing industry leading equipment, and specialized training from the IICRC, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help when storm damages strike.  To learn more, or schedule service with our team, please give us a call at 850-466-3076 today.

How Do We Handle Water Damages?

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is known nationwide as a leader in the cleanup and restoration industry, including water damage remediation, but people often ask: HOW do we handle water damages?

The first step in our water damage remediation process is Emergency Contact.  With crews available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is ready and equipped to respond to your water damaged property no matter the time of day, or day of the week.  During this initial phase, information about the loss, such as approximate square footage affected, cause of the water damage, and type of flooring will be collected, to ensure that we arrive with the appropriate equipment, labor, and resources to get to work quickly.

Once on site, our team will begin inspecting and assessing the damages.  This initial inspection, or scoping, allows us to formulate the most efficient “plan of attack” to help restore your property.

After completing the initial inspection, SERVPRO of North Pensacola will, if necessary, begin the process of extracting any standing water.  Removing excess water quickly limits the amount of secondary damage potential, while reducing the amount of water available to soak into surrounding drywall and flooring.

Following the extraction process, SERVPRO of North Pensacola will place drying and dehumidification equipment, in accordance with IICRC training and standards.  We use industry leading drying equipment, in conjunction with moisture detection technology, to provide the best possible drying scenario in the shortest amount of time.

Once drying has been complete, our team will clean and sanitize the affected area.  We offer cleaning services for both the structure and the contents affected, reducing the likelihood of both microbial growth and odor formation.

At this point the mitigation process is complete, but SERVPRO of North Pensacola has an additional service available as well: Reconstruction.  Water damages often result in the need to remove drywall, ceiling, or cabinetry, and in these instances, as a Licensed General Contraction, we can also provide reconstruction services.

When water damage strikes, call SERVPRO of North Pensacola at 850-466-3076 for help.  Serving Cottage Hill, Gonzalez, Ferry Pass, and surrounding communities, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Did You Know? – The Fire Extinguisher Edition

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Multiple Fire Extinguishers with Brick Wall in Background Fire Damages? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola - 850-466-3076!

It is well known that having a working, in-date fire extinguisher on your property is imperative for fire safety preparation.  Many commercial properties require annual fire extinguisher inspections, and that team members receive training on the location of the extinguishers.  Did you know, though, that there are different kinds of fire extinguishers AND that there is a proper way to use this device?  Learn more about these fire extinguisher details below:

Q:  What are the different kinds of fire extinguishers, and what is each used for?

A:  The U.S. Fire Administration defines five primary types of fire extinguishers used to put out different kinds of fires:

  1. A – used for ordinary material fires, such as wood, cloth, or paper.
  2. B – for use with combustible or flammable liquids like grease, gasoline, or oil.
  3. C – for use with electrical equipment like appliances and tools.
  4. D – for use with flammable metals.
  5. K – for use with animal oils, vegetable oils, and fats in cooking appliances.

Many fire extinguishers may also be multipurpose, in that they carry multiple letter definitions and can put out a variety of material fires.  Having the right fire extinguisher for the materials within your structure is very important in limiting the amount of damage sustained, as well as ensuring safety for occupants.

Q:  What is the proper way to use a fire extinguisher?

A: The U.S. Fire Administration suggests the acronym “PASS” as a means of properly discharging a fire extinguisher:

P - Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.

A - Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

S - Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly

S - Sweep the nozzle from side to side

ALWAYS use extreme caution when inside of a fire damaged structure and follow the guidance of local fire authorities.  If your property has suffered fire damages, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help.  We offer 24/7 emergency response, and have the training, equipment, and expertise to safely clean and remediate the damages.  To learn more or schedule service, give us a call at 850-466-3076.

Fire Damage Prevention

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged stove and microwave in a residential kitchen. SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers a variety of fire damage restoration services!

When it comes to protecting yourself and your property from fire damages, there are many steps that can be taken.  Some of the more commonly practiced steps include ensuring you have working smoke detectors, checking smoke detector batteries at least twice a year, and keeping functioning fire extinguishers in the home in case of a fire emergency.  Did you know, however, that there are additional steps that can be taken to help PREVENT fires from occurring in the first place?

  • Clean and Maintain Your Clothes Dryer/Dryer Vents: The leading cause of dryer fires, at 34%, is the failure to clean dryer vents. It is a best practice to regularly clean out dryer vents, and to clean the dryer lint filter after each load of laundry is dried, as an abundance of lint in the filter restricts the flow of air to the machine.  You will also want to occasionally check for and, if needed, repair damages to the vent pipes behind the machine.  Finally, make sure your machine is installed using the correct type of electrical plug and outlet per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Check Wiring and Electrical Equipment Regularly: Flickering lights, a scorched smell, or frequently blown breakers may all be signs of a wiring issue in your home or business. Contact an electrical professional to address these types of issues.  Along with structural wiring, you should regularly check appliances and electrical equipment for breaks or frays in cords, which provide a fire hazard.
  • Keep Items Away from Hot Surfaces/Open Flames: If burning candles, smoking, or cooking in the home, be sure to keep flammable items, such as draperies, towels, clothing, and cleaning chemicals away from hot surfaces and flames. Fire can spread rapidly once these kinds of items are ignited, making containment and suppression much more difficult.

In the unfortunate event that fire damages do affect your home, know that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help.  Our team has specialized training to handle fire damages, restore contents affected by smoke and soot, and help make your property “Like it never even happened.”  To learn more about our fire remediation services, give us a call at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO: Local, Prepared, Trusted

3/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Many cannot believe it is already March. On March 14th we "Spring Forward" and the nights get shorter and the days get longer. Warmer weather is in the air!

But with warmer weather comes seasons we hope to forget about each year, Spring Tornado Season and Summer Hurricane Season.

Many of us are still recovering from Hurricane Sally that hit Escambia County quite hard. Pensacola News Journal's initial estimate was $309 Million Dollars worth of damage. That number has since probably doubled including the 3 Mile Bridge Closure and countless business interruptions between COVID-19 and Hurricane related damages.

So how do we prepare for the 2021 Hurricane Season?

SERVPRO, a trusted leader, for Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration has multiple ways to help business owners and home owners prepare for the Hurricane Season. 

Federal and Local Resources

Ready.gov is a great resource for checklists and to learn more about multiple area's of concern including severe weather, what to include in preparedness kits, and what documents to make sure never to leave home without. 

MyEscambia Emergency Management is a great local resource to sign up for emergency alerts and to stay connected with what is going on including storm alerts etc. 

City of Pensacola has another subscription service for those who live, work, or own properties in the City of Pensacola. 

Click the links to subscribe TODAY!

Now how can you partner with SERVPRO?

SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile is how SERVPRO is "Here to Help." We know businesses have their business continuity plan but where are all of those important documents, phone numbers, or shut off valves. Our robust Emergency Ready Profile complies all of that data into One Secure Location, a mobile app on your phone! SERVPRO comes and surveys your building tagging important shut off valves, documents locations of electrical panels, and creates a plan to get you back into your business faster to minimize business interruption. 

Best part of all of this is, ITS FREE! That is right it does not cost you anything!

It also provides you a white glove service from our Disaster Recovery Team's that come to assist, like during Hurricane Sally. Qualified Large Loss Response Teams, like SERVPRO of North Pensacola, come to assist and having an Emergency Ready Profile is the first list our trusted SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams will provide service to first. 

Interested in being Ready? Sign up here

You can also reach out to the following SERVPRO Reps:

Colby Mapoles - Disaster Recovery Manager - colby@SERVPROnorthpensacola.com 

Joe Lovell - General Manager - joe@SERVPROnorthpensacola.com 

SERVPRO Receives Prestigious Top 10 Ranking in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Entrepreneur Magazine Banner Ranking SERVPRO #1 In Category SERVPRO of North Pensacola is your trusted local leader in Clean Up and Restoration!

SERVPRO has recently been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #10 ranked franchise in their franchise 500.  Along with our top ten distinction, our organization also received the honor of being Entrepreneur’s #1 franchise in the Clean Up and Restoration category.  The team at SERVPRO of North Pensacola is proud to be a part of such a highly respected and recognizable brand. Our network of franchises has over 1,700 locations nationwide, offering multiple service lines including water mitigation, fire restoration, COVID-19 cleaning, storm response, and mold remediation.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola is not only a leading local choice for these services, but is also a large loss response team, providing service to areas all over the county after large or catastrophic storm events.

When you choose SERVPRO of North Pensacola to provide property damage remediation for your Northwest Florida home or business, you can expect a quick response from a professionally trained and certified team, honest communication about your property, and excellent customer service for the entirety of your project.  As a locally owned and operated franchise, many of our franchise employees may be your neighbors, have children the same age as yours, or attend the same events that you do.  We are proud to serve those that we interact with every day in our community and are always Faster to Any Size Disaster.

If you home or business needs clean up or restoration services, give SERVPRO of North Pensacola a call at 850-466-3076.  Serving the communities of Ferry Pass, Pensacola, Molino, and surrounding areas, our team is available 24/7/365, and look forward to helping you make your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

When The Waters Rise...

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Before and After photos of water damaged commercial property We are here to help with your commercial project needs. As always, it is our pleasure to serve you!

During storm surge, do you know what happens to your office?  Maybe the grass gets soggy, or maybe your computer mouse is squealing for a life raft while singing “Ride, Sally, Ride!”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola recently assisted local businesses affected by rising water from Hurricane Sally.  We were called in after the water receded to evaluate the contents and structures of several bayside occupants.

As you can see, this office received “the works” from our dedicated crews.  Even though the floor was well above normal water levels, water infiltrated the building creating havoc on the lower walls, contents, and floors.  We initialized environmental stabilization while we evaluated and processed salvageable contents.  Once the building was empty, the fun began!  The crews did a 2-foot flood cut to expose the inner wall cavities, removed the flooring, bio-washed the remaining affected materials, applied an EPA registered antimicrobial, and dried to EMC. 

What is EMC?.... Call us and let’s discuss!  We are here to help with your commercial project needs.  As always, it is our pleasure to serve you!

Recovering from Hurricane Sally

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling Boards affected by mold in Pensacola, Florida Has mold taken hold in your home or business? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola for help!

Our community all too recently experienced what a severe tropical system can do with Hurricane Sally.  Many properties were damaged by recording breaking flood waters and elevated winds.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola has taken great pride in helping our community to recover from this storm event and continues to work tirelessly every day to remediate the damages throughout Pensacola, Cantonment, and surrounding areas.

As many properties are currently being restored to their pre-storm condition, another source of damage from Hurricane Sally may still linger: MOLD! The combination of organic matter and moisture creates the perfect environment for mold formation, and in humid climates, this mold growth can spread rapidly throughout a structure.    Proper drying of materials after a water damage has occurred is imperative to lessen the probability of mold growth, however, after a flood inducing storm like Hurricane Sally, this is often a tough feat to accomplish.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help if mold has taken hold in your home or business.  Our team has the credentials, experience, and equipment to remediate mold losses throughout the state of Florida.  We also have a reconstruction division, providing a one-stop-shop for your mitigation, remediation, and reconstruction needs.  To learn more about our services, please give us a call at 850-466-3076, “We’re faster to any size disaster!”

Window Leak Causing Water Damage in Bohemia?

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

A mullioned window is shown with rainwater drops covering the glass. SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here To Help.

When it rains, you know where the leaks are!

The hurricane season comes and goes, and then nicer weather arrives in December in Bohemia. I always make a mental note to fix the leaking window seals and door frames, but sometimes I don’t remember to do my inspection until it rains again, and then I remember! The last time it rained, I went downstairs and saw that the back door was leaking, and water was seeping underneath the door frame. When I looked closer, I saw that the wooden door frame was rotting and sagging, and the water damages extended underneath the carpeting and had saturated the subfloor.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola sees the damage even small water leaks can do to homes and businesses around Pensacola and the costs can add up the longer the water leaks go unmitigated. Our water restoration technicians have the advanced training, experience, and equipment to quickly resolve any water damage situation quickly and efficiently.

Call Us Today!

When your Bohemia home or business experiences a water leak, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on call  24 hours a day day to serve you. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your water damage. “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fireworks fire in Gonzalez?

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

An ignited roman candle firework is shown sending up sparks onto a beach. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pensacola.

Holiday Disaster

Fireworks are a big part of winter holiday celebrations, and many cities around the country have firework displays each year. It’s fun to watch the night sky light up with explosions of light. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ten percent of fires that occur between December 30 to January 3 are caused by fireworks, with the highest number of fires occurring on New Year’s Day.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola’s highly trained fire restoration technicians respond to fire damage emergencies in the Gonzalez and surrounding areas often during the winter holiday season. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day and typically arrive on-site within four hours of your call. Here are some fireworks facts from the NFPA:

  • More than 19,500 reported fires are started by fireworks annually.
  • Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms were extremities: hand, finger, or leg. One-third were to the eye or other parts of the head.
  • Children ages 10–14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36%) of the victims of fireworks injuries under age 15.
  • Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.

Call Us!

Gonzalez residents rely on SERVPRO® of North Pensacola to restore property damaged by fire.  Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage Restoration Efforts Continue in Pensacola

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Hurricane Damage Repairs Continue in Pensacola

Ongoing restoration efforts continue in the aftermath of the damage caused by Hurricane Sally in September. Three Mile Bridge, the new bridge under construction in Pensacola connecting to Gulf Breeze is being repaired after the hurricane took out part of the bridge. The City of Pensacola website has updates on the recovery efforts and information about alternative transportation options while the bridge repairs are being made.

Although this year’s hurricane season is officially over there will still be some rain days in Pensacola in December. Homeowners and business owners continue repairing the storm damage inflicted on their homes and businesses from Hurricane Sally and SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has been there to assist the community from the beginning.

Our technicians have the advanced training and equipment to clean and restore homes and businesses back to pre-storm condition and are on call 24 hours a day to assist you. We mitigate storm damage caused by flooding, tidal surges, high winds, and major storm events. We understand the importance of responding quickly to storm damage emergencies, and we work to prevent additional damage from happening that could increase the repair costs.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is the company Pensacola residents trust to restore storm damage.  Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Skunked in Ferry Pass?

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Smelly critters in Ferry Pass?

Two species of skunks that inhabit Florida: the striped skunk and the spotted skunk. Both are nocturnal and are primarily solitary creatures. They are known to like porches. One night I opened the back door of my Ferry Pass restaurant to take out the garbage and was greeted by a tiny baby skunk standing sideways to make himself look bigger, and he had his tiny tail up and was trying to spray me with all his might! I slammed the door before he could get me, but there was still a powerful skunk odor that permeated the entire restaurant. Thankfully the restaurant was closed. I called  SERVPRO® of North Pensacola, and they came out right away and removed the skunk odor without a trace!

SERVPRO technicians are on call 24 hours a day and have the training and experience, and equipment necessary to identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our technicians never use shortcuts or mask odors, they use odor removal products that penetrate surfaces and thoroughly remove them.

Call Us!

No matter what kind of odor removal situation you have in Ferry Pass, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help.® Commercial businesses trust us to remove and deodorize unpleasant odor problems, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thanksgiving Day Electric Knife Fire in Cottage Hill?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A man is shown using an electric knife to carve a turkey. We can respond to your fire damage emergency day or night in Pensacola.

Home Cooking Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest fire emergency days in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires occur on this day because of all of the activity, people, and cooking that surrounds this day and other winter holidays. Every year SERVPRO® of North Pensacola witnesses firsthand the damage fire emergencies cause in Cottage Hill, and we have technicians on call through our 24-hour emergency service every day. Here are some tips from the NFPA on ways to prevent cooking fires in your home this year:

  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

Call Us Today!

No matter how big the job is, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has a team of fire restoration professionals ready 24 hours a day to respond to your call. Call us at 850-466-3076. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Cottage Hill, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Gas Station Damage in Yniestra?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

A gas station and convenience store are serving customers late at night.  We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24 hours a day in North Pensacola.

Every Second Counts

One night, while I was working the late shift in Yniestra, a group of teenage boys drove in to get gas. One of their tires was low so I directed them to the air compressor. Just as he was finished putting air in his tire, a group of cute teenage girls drove in to get gas. The guy adding air to his tire noticed the girls. He got back into his car, revved his engine to get the girls attention, and punched the gas. Unfortunately, the poor kid had the car in “reverse” and drove right into the back of the store, busting up the door and breaking some windows. I suppose that’s one way to impress the girls, but probably wasn’t his intention!

You never know when you’re going to need emergency cleanup and repair services, and when your commercial business gets hit with unexpected property damage in the middle of the night, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to respond. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day, and have the training and experience to respond to any size emergency you may have.

Call Us!

No matter what kind of commercial damage you have in Yniestra, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help.® Business owners trust us to restore their property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded kitchen in Quintette?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

The water and indoor ice feature of a kitchen refrigerator are shown. Water damage restoration is our specialty in North Pensacola.

Refrigerator Blues

Did you know that malfunctioning or broken refrigerators are one of the most common causes for kitchen flooding? I had to replace the hardwood floors in my kitchen, dining, and living room due to a clogged water line in my refrigerator’s self-serve water feature. Evidently it had been dripping underneath my refrigerator for months before the damage was discovered, making it a very costly repair. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has been responding to water damage emergencies and has been helping the residents and business owners in Quintette for years. It is critical to repair water damage as quickly as possible in order to prevent structural damage that can occur when water is left standing too long. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day, and have the training and experience you rely on to cleanup and restore your home or business back to pre-damage condition.

Call Us Today!

No matter what kind of water damage you have, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to assist you. Quintette residents trust us to restore their property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage in Ferry Pass?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning is striking over the ocean on a dark stormy night. We are the storm damage restoration specialists for North Pensacola.

Emergency Management Resources

Mayor Grover Robinson knows how important it is for everyone to have access to storm and severe weather updates. Pensacola and Escambia County have seen a very active hurricane season this year and it’s not over yet. November 30th marks the last day of this year’s season, but flooding and severe weather can happen any time of the year, caused by overflowing waterways, heavy rain, and high winds. The City of Pensacola’s website offers a great section where residents can access the latest storm information including:   

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Tropical storms and hurricanes
  • Severe weather tips
  • Evacuation shelters
  • Pets and special needs
  • Before a storm
  • After a storm
  • Find you evacuation zone
  • Important phone numbers
  • Helpful links
  • Other emergencies

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has been responding to storm damage emergencies and has been helping the residents and business owners in Ferry Pass for years. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day, and have the training and experience you rely on to cleanup and restore your home or business back to preloss condition.

Call Us Today!

No matter what kind of storm damage you have, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to assist you. Ferry Pass residents trust us to restore their property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Millions in Commercial Damage in Pensacola

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

A neighborhood street is lined with piles of damaged furniture and other household debris resulting from the recent hurricane We restore commercial and residential property damage in North Pensacola.

$29 Million in Damage

A recent report estimates that Hurricane Sally has caused twenty-nine million dollars of damage to Pensacola and Escambia County’s roads and public buildings and this number is expected to rise. Pensacola is one of the most hurricane-prone cities in Florida and SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is working to help local businesses repair the damage caused by this devastating disaster.

We understand that any day your business is closed is one day too many, so when we are repairing and restoring your property, we will work to minimize the disruption to your customers and employees with the goal to get you back to “business as usual” as soon as possible.

Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day, and have the training and experience to respond to any size emergency you may have. When we arrive, we will assess the damage and will secure the structure by boarding up and tarping any exposed areas. We will begin the restoration process immediately and depending on the nature of the damage, we may extract any water, set up blowers and air movers to remove any excess moisture from the area and remove debris and other items.

Call Us!

No matter what kind of commercial damage you have, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to assist you. Pensacola business owners trust us to restore their property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

The Rising Concerns of Coronavirus

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program ushers in a new standard of clean

As our community gets back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. In fact, 89% of consumers are uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations.

At SERVPRO of North Pensacola, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Just last week a well known business on 9 Mile closed due to the fact an employee tested positive. Luckily they already had SERVPRO. 

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program ushers in a new standard of clean. So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.

  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

So when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

We are already working with car dealerships, coffee shops, churches, and many more businesses. Contact us today to get your 3C's taken care of and join the effort to minimize COVID-19. 

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Molino can count on SERVPRO of North Pensacola to restore fire-damaged buildings

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Covered cast-iron pot on campfire SERVPRO of North Pensacola reminds all: safe cookouts prevent fires in Molino

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola restores fire-damaged materials in Molino

Wildfires can cause soot damage or leave odors of smoke and ash even in buildings that flames didn’t reach.

Water from firefighting as well as the fires themselves can damage structures and other belongings. If SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is called to the site of a fire-damaged building soon enough, we may be able to restore much of the property to its pre-damage condition.

Call us at 850-466-3076. We have 24-hour emergency service every day. We are also available to restore structures and to clean/disinfect items that have existing damage, so don’t despair.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola removes odors, replaces damaged drywall, and repairs most kinds of flooring. Our highly trained technicians are restoration experts you can count on.

Prevention is easier than restoration

Awareness of what causes fires is the first step in prevention. In Northwest Florida, the main causes (not in order) are:

  • Wildfires:
    • 90% are caused by people (arson, campfires, escaped embers from burning debris)
    • 10% are caused by lightning strikes
  • Cooking
  • Electrical
  • Smoking 
  • Candles

Be careful

Don’t leave grills or barbecues unattended and avoid burning debris on windy days. Be aware, both indoors and outside, of the possibility of fire.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Property Damage Restoration in Yniestra?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

An empty classroom is shown waiting for the attendees to arrive. Our team of highly trained restoration specialists are ready to serve you in Pensacola.

We Are Committed to Training

Did you know that SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has some of the most highly trained restoration specialists on their team in Yniestra? Our staff is required to undergo initial and ongoing training and certification from the moment they are hired. First, they must participate in an initial 15-day hands-on intensive training and examination program through SERVPRO’s corporate training facility focused on:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

After the successful completion of this initial training, they are required to participate in further training courses and certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC). The IICRC is responsible for shaping industry standards and best practices, and for advancing globally recognized standards for certifications for the restoration industry. The training program includes:

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

Our staff has access to web-based training to keep up to speed on industry standards. We also offer credit and noncredit classes for insurance agents and adjusters and real estate professionals on:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

Call Us

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is proud of the restoration training and expertise we have cultivated over the years. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day to serve you. Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooding and Water Damage in Cottage Hill?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

A kitchen floor is shown flooded with water. Water damage can happen at any time in Pensacola.

Water Damage Prevention Tips

Let’s face it, anywhere it rains flooding can happen, and anywhere flooding can happen, water damage can occur to your Cottage Hill home or commercial business. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), flooding is the most commonly occurring disaster in the United States. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has years of experience mitigating water damage of all kinds and has a team of highly trained water restoration technicians ready to assist you 24 hours a day, every day. Here are some steps to take from FEMA on ways to prevent and reduce flood and water damage to your home:

  • Close backflow valves
  • Turn on sump pumps
  • Shut off electricity at the breaker panel
  • Remove furniture, rugs, electronics, and essential paperwork off the ground or to upper floors if possible
  • Place major appliances on concrete blocks
  • Clean rain gutters, downspouts, and splash pads
  • Clean nearby drainage ditches and storm drains
  • Clear snow and ice away from foundations
  • Create temporary flood barriers with sandbags, portable gates or shields, or inflatable floodwalls

Call Us Today

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola can send a team of water restoration specialists out typically within four hours of your call to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your water damage in Cottage Hill, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Cooking Fire Prevention Week in Pensacola?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

A gas kitchen burner is shown lit, with the burner turned up to high. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires in Molino.

Fire Prevention Week is Coming!

The week of October 4th  marks Fire Prevention Week, a program sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) designed to raise awareness and educate the public about potential home fire hazards and how to prevent them.

This year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” The NFPA decided on this topic as more families are eating in this year due to the new coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic and cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires in the United States.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has been serving the Molino community for years and offers some cooking fire prevention tips from the NFPA:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking.
  • If you are cooking food, check it regularly and stay in the home.
  • If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner and leave the pan covered until it’s cool.
  • Keep flammable items away from your stovetop.
  • Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove.

Call Us Today

When you have a fire damage emergency in Molino, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians ready to respond. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hurricane Damage in Pensacola?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

A technician is using an infrared camera to locate hidden storm water in a room. We use advanced technology and techniques to restore storm damage in North Pensacola

Specialized Equipment Detects Hidden Storm Damage

High winds and rain may have pummeled your home during the last major storm, but you made it through, and everyone is safe. Sometimes storm damage is not apparent as water can be blown under door frames and windowsills, causing hidden water damage. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola uses advanced technology and techniques to help homeowners find hidden water damage. Through the use of moisture detection and measurement equipment, we can locate, measure, and monitor your home’s moisture levels. Devices such as infrared cameras can quickly pinpoint hidden water in a wall, ceiling, or floor.

Once we have located and extracted the water, we install industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from the walls, ceilings, and floors to prevent warping. We may complete cosmetic or structural repairs if needed, and we will clean and deodorize the area to restore your damage to preloss condition.

Call Us Today

When you have a storm damage emergency in Cottage Hill, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola can respond within four hours of your call and will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process when we arrive. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Reconstruction Services in North Pensacola?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

A workbench is shown with various construction tools strewn over it. We are licensed to follow a commercial reconstruction and restoration job through to completion in Pensacola.

$25.5 Billion in Commercial Loss Claims

North Pensacola, Florida, is no stranger to severe weather and natural disasters. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), insured losses in the United States attributed to natural disasters amounted to $25.5 billion in claims in 2019. Severe thunderstorms had approximately $20 billion in insured losses, winter storms, cold waves, and tropical cyclones accounted for about $2 billion, and floods, earthquakes, and other disasters accounted for the rest of the insurance claims. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has a general contractor license that allows us to manage commercial and residential reconstruction projects through to the successful return to preloss condition. We work on commercial projects 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 & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today

We understand how important it is to get your business back up and running and to minimize the disruption to your customers and employees. Our team of highly trained technicians is on call 24 hours a day to respond to any size commercial property damage emergency in North Pensacola.  SERVPRO® of North Pensacola will restore your commercial damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Wife Appreciation Day in Cottage Hill?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

A happy husband and wife are relaxing together on Wife Appreciation Day. Show your wife how much you appreciate her by having your upholstery, carpet, ceilings, walls, and blinds deep cleaned in Pensacola.

Wife Appreciation Week is Coming Soon!

This year, Wife Appreciation Day falls on September 20th.  It’s a beautiful day to show your wife how important she is and how much you appreciate her for all that she does to support you every day. There are lots of things that you can do to show your love. Anything that can make her life more comfortable is a huge gesture during our current pandemic because we are spending so much time at home now. Deep cleaning services are a sure way to show her that you care!

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola offers a wide range of cleaning services that rise above and beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service. Our technicians are highly trained and certified to provide many specialized deep cleaning services. Some of the services we offer to Cottage Hill residents include:

Call Us Today

When you require deep cleaning services for your home or commercial business in Cottage Hill,  SERVPRO® of North Pensacola can help. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll clean and restore your home, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

When Water Damage Turns Your Life Upside Down

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

We know that your home is likely the largest investment you have ever made. It is not just some walls and windows, but it is where loved ones gather, where memories made and relationships grow. So when water is pouring through your roof at 2 in the morning there is no time to waste. There is no time to waste waiting to hear back from your insurance company on who to call, or asking for three different estimates before work is started. You want to get your house feeling like home again. 

SERVPRO of North Pensacola knows that when your house is in distress, it does not feel like home. That is why our team of trained and experienced technicians respond immediately to your home to start the restoration process and help to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Hidden Water Damage in Goulding?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Pensacola residents! “Pipe up” and call us when you have a water damage emergency!

Hidden Water Damage is the Worst

You won’t see it until its too late. Water damage can hide inside a wall for a long time before you see the tell-tale water damage stains and moisture bubble pockets on the surface of the wall or ceiling. It doesn’t matter how big or small a water leak is, if the water is allowed to leak it will seep into all of the insulation, floor joists or wall framing and the longer the damage remains untreated, the higher the cost of water damage repairs will be. When you experience a water damage emergency in Goulding, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help.® Our team is certified in water damage restoration and we are available 24 hours a day to respond to any size water damage emergency. We can also help you with the insurance process and paperwork. When you contact us, we will ask you a series of questions to determine how many technicians and what kind of equipment to send to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. For most water damage emergencies, we follow this protocol:

Call Us

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is always ready to help you with any size water damage emergency. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your water damage in Goulding “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in Cottage Hill?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

Check out our new, defensive cleaning program in Pensacola.

Viral Pathogens Beware!

With the increase of new coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreaks in Cottage Hill, deep cleaning and sanitization of retail shops and businesses in Cottage Hill has never been more important to secure consumer confidence and employee safety. The Florida Department of Health recorded 5266 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has developed a defensive cleaning program designed to mitigate infectious viral pathogens in the workplace. This new higher standard of cleaning goes beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service.

We will send a Cleaning Protocol Consultant to meet with you who will help to create a customized cleaning program based on your type of business, the size of your space, the number of high- frequency touchpoints, foot traffic, and congestion points. Once we have cleaned and disinfected everything, we will certify that your business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned and provide proprietary signage that records the date of the cleaning service.

Highly Trained

Our team of technicians is highly trained and has certifications in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC). We adhere to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and use hospital-grade cleaning and disinfecting solutions.

Call Us

Call us today at 850-466-3076. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola will disinfect, clean, and restore your business in Cottage Hill “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola loves Molino’s dogs and cats

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola hopes Molino pets stay calm during storms

Astraphobia, Fido and Fluffy

Astraphobia is the abnormal fear of thunder and lightning. Cats and dogs may have this phobia.

It’s normal to be scared of loud noises, strange aromas, and other storm attributes. This fear becomes a phobia only when the reactions are extreme.

If a phobic pet causes major damage, or a storm floods the house, call SERVPRO of North Pensacola at (850) 466-3076 any time. Emergency service is available 24/7/365.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola put together information about astraphobia in dogs and cats so pet lovers can help their furry companions endure the storms.

What Happens

Cats and dogs are among the many animals that feel the change in barometric pressure before a storm. Longer-haired animals may also feel static electricity charges. The flashes of lightning and the sound of thunder upset many animals.

What to Do

If the pets spend time outdoors, make sure they can get inside. They should have identification in case they get lost.

If the pet wants to hide in a safe place, that’s good for everyone. Dogs that become so anxious they hurt property or themselves should be in crates – preferably one on which they can’t break teeth. Make sure your pet is crate-trained before a storm.

Some animals feel less anxiety if they are wrapped up in a special shirt or blanket. Others may need medication.

Animal trainers can condition pets to be calmer during thunderstorms.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Faster to any size disaster.

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SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/storm-flooding-restoration

Barbeque Fire Damage in Pensacola?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

We are fire damage restoration experts in North Pensacola.

Grill Fires

Did you know that July marks the month when the highest fire damage occurs in the nation? In a 2019 report published by the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), July, the top month for grill fires, is attributed to the July fourth holiday and the beginning of nice outdoor weather when many families in the U.S. gather to celebrate this national holiday and Summer. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants North Pensacola residents to know that we are highly trained in fire damage restoration and have a team on call 24 hours a day to respond to your call. Usually, we can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA to help prevent charcoal grill fires:

  • Only use charcoal and propane BBQ grills outdoors
  • Place the grill well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under the eaves and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease fat and buildup from the grill and trays below the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended

Call Us

If you experience fire damage,  SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help. ®   Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your fire damage in North Pensacola “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Disaster Recovery Team On Standby in Goulding?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

We can mobilize to respond to any size disaster in Pensacola.

Natural Disaster Claims Cost Billions

According to a report published by the National Centers for Environmental Information National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), last year a new record was set when Hurricane Dorian was elevated to a category 5 storm, marking the fourth year in a row for category 5 storms developed in the Atlantic Basin. Dorian also tied the record for the highest landfall wind speed with the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, clocking in at 135 miles per hour. The Insurance Information Institute reports that insurance losses due to natural disasters totaled about $25.5 billion in 2019, down from about $52 billion in claims made in 2018. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants Goulding residents to know that we are ready to respond to any size severe weather event and have been doing so for years.

Disaster Recovery Team

Unlike other restoration services, we have Disaster Recovery Teams strategically placed throughout the United States that can be rapidly mobilized and sent to any geographic location to quickly begin the storm damage mitigation process. We can also pull resources from the 1700 SERVPRO franchises across the nation.

Call Us

If your home or commercial business experiences damage from a severe weather event, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to respond 24 hours a day and can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process, Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your property damage in Goulding “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Lightning Damage in Molino?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

We deal with storm damage of all kinds in Pensacola.

How Lightning Forms

Did you know that lightning is the second highest cause of death by severe weather in the United States, and that lightning strikes are more deadly than hurricanes or tornadoes? Summer thunderstorms are common in Florida and most lightning flashes start inside the cloud. If the lightning is going to strike the ground it will form a channel pointing downwards inside the cloud toward the surface. When it gets close enough, roughly a hundred yards from the ground, trees and bushes start sending sparks up to meet the electricity in the cloud. When a spark from the tree or bush connects with the electrical energy in the cloud it causes the electrical current to surge rapidly down the channel to the object that sent the spark. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has years of experience providing storm damage cleanup and restoration services in Molino and is ready to respond to any size emergency.

Call Us Today

If lightning causes damage to your home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day and we can be onsite to immediately begin the repair process within four hours. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your storm damage in Molino “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Molino can trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola to fix storm damage

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola stomps storm damage

Storms in Northwest Florida

Anyone who lives or works in Molino is familiar with hurricanes and other storms. If the storm damage causes property destruction, call the experts at SERVPRO® of North Pensacola -- (850) 466-3076 any hour on any day.

Weekends and holidays aren’t blackout days for disasters, so SERVPRO of North Pensacola is always available for emergency service.

Minutes feel like days in an emergency, this is why SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Faster to any size disaster.

Molino Can Trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola with Homes and Commercial Property

The technicians who work for SERVPRO of North Pensacola earn certifications through training and hands-on experience in water-extraction, drying, cleaning & disinfection, and in restoration. No one method works for every material; technicians learn about restoring carpets, upholstery, and electronics – any material or object that may be part of the storm-damaged building.

Having strangers in one’s home can also be stressful. The technicians at SERVPRO of North Pensacola are licensed, bonded, and insured. Residents and business owners can trust that the technicians will treat the properties and contents with care and respect.

Stress Reduction

Another way that SERVPRO of North Pensacola reduces stress is by working directly with (most) insurance companies and by maintaining records of all procedures.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/

SERVPRO of North Pensacola won’t let burst pipes burst Molino dreams

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola won’t leave Molino holding the bucket

Relaxing on the shore, enjoying a shower after a workout, and savoring a cold glass of water are all ways to enjoy the water in Molino. Looking at the mess after part of the plumbing bursts… not so much. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to offer immediate help to residents and commercial interests in and around Pensacola. Call (850) 466-3076 for 24/7/365 assistance. 

Water Damage & Water Extraction

Water is called the universal solvent because it can dissolve anything, even metal. Water gets in, not just on, paper, wood, electronics, carpets, tile, furniture, concrete, and machinery. It will destroy even marble or steel. That’s why SERVPRO of North Pensacola technicians arrive so quickly and start extracting water as soon as they arrive. Their equipment includes several different instruments to measure hidden moisture so they can use dryers and dehumidifiers to stop the water from causing any more harm.

Restoration from Water Damage

Once SERVPRO of North Pensacola has prevented further damage, it works to clean and disinfect all surfaces, including carpet pads, subflooring, drywall, ceiling beams, and roofs. Technicians also restore furniture, documents, electronics, and any other contents. SERVPRO of North Pensacola documents all of its work for its clients and their insurance companies, showing the pre-restoration condition and the post-restoration condition.

Molino can Count on SERVPRO of North Pensacola

Remember to call us in an emergency; we are always available. If there are any questions, call us at (850) 466-3076. 

Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/

SERVPRO of North Pensacola will keep Molino safe from harm

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola will keep Molino safe from harm

Not only disasters

Whether a business in Molino is large or small, SERVPRO®of North Pensacola is Here to Help®.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is known for its expertise in restoration and recovery from disasters but it also provides non-emergency services, such as cleaning services. When SERVPRO of North Pensacola cleans commercial properties, the surfaces are not merely clean; they are “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.”

Clean and Disinfect

We are happy to provide scheduled, maintenance cleaning services for commercial clients, which include restaurants, automobile dealerships, healthcare providers and others. We also have extensive experience in cleaning biohazards, vandalism and graffiti, and crime or trauma scenes.

The recent pandemic has increased awareness of the necessity for both proactive and disaster-response cleaning. SERVPRO of North Pensacola applies its expertise to cleaning spaces to prevent contamination from viruses, bacteria, and other biohazards.

Call us at (850) 466-3076 to schedule an appointment, or send an inquiry online. We will develop a cleaning plan designed for the needs of your business. We can schedule cleanings as frequently as needed.

Always available for emergencies

Sometimes, prevention is not enough. If an infected person has been at the business, or there has been some other disaster, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is available any time (night or day, weekend or holiday) to respond to an emergency. Remember to call (850) 466-3076. Remember also our motto: Faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/

Advanced Technology Detects Water Leak in Bohemia?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can become a costly repair if left untreated in Pensacola.

Water Damage Statistics

Did you know that about one in fifty insured homes has a property damage claim caused by water damage or freezing each year? According to the Insurance Information Institute, (III), water damage was the third-highest cause of property damage insurance claims filed between 2014 and 2018, paying out on average $10,849 per loss. Water damage emergencies can occur for many reasons and the longer the damage is left untreated, the higher the cost of the repairs will be. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola uses advanced technology and inspection equipment in Bohemia to quickly identify the source of the water leak and will closely monitor and document the drying process through to completion. Depending on the nature of the water damage, we may use some or all of the following advanced equipment and techniques:

  • Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment
  • Water Extraction Equipment:
  • Drying Equipment
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial business owners and residents to know that we are on call seven days a week, 24 hours a day to respond to any size water damage emergency in Bohemia. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism in Gonzalez?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

You never know when you might need vandalism cleanup and restoration services in Pensacola!

Vandalism Happens in Gonzalez

Did you know that there have been 637 instances of vandalism reported in Escambia County in the last six months? You never know when your home or business may become the victim of vandalism. According to the Oxford Dictionary, vandalism is defined as the crime of destroying or damaging something, especially public property, deliberately and for no good reason. Broken windows, graffiti, and many other crime incidents can cause property damage. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has years of experience dealing with the aftermath of vandalism in Gonzalez. We are trained to provide cleanup and restoration services for many types of commercial businesses 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 & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Depending on the type of damage, we may provide these services:

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help ® commercial businesses and homeowners with any type of property damage emergency. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your vandalism damage in Gonzalez “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical Fire in Quintette?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Don’t blow your fuse over an electrical fire in Pensacola!

Electrical Safety Warning Signs

Did you know that electrical distribution systems are the third leading cause of home fires in the United States? According to the Electrical Safety Foundation , (ESFI), electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires annually and are responsible for over one billion dollars in property damage each year. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is committed to providing the highest level of support and service to Quintette residents and businesses and we are ready to assist you with any fire damage emergency you may experience.

Here are some electrical safety warning signs from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers
  • A tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance
  • Discolored or warm wall electrical outlets
  • A burning or rubbery smell coming from an appliance
  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Sparks from an outlet

Fire Damage Specialists

Our team is highly trained and certified in fire and smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning, and water damage restoration. Our technicians are required to undergo continuous education training to stay up to speed on industry standards and new technological advancements in our field.

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help ® commercial businesses and homeowners with any size fire damage emergency. We can also help you with the insurance paperwork and process. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your fire damage in Quintette “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorms in Ferry Pass?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Summer storm damage is no stranger to Pensacola.

68 Days of Thunderstorms a Year

Did you know that Pensacola, Florida averages 68.4 days of thunderstorms each year? According to the Climate Center at Florida State University, thunderstorms in Florida occur on average 80 days each year. All thunderstorms produce thunder, lightning, and hail, although hail is not a very common occurrence in Florida as the freezing level of a Florida thunderstorm is so high that the hail usually melts before it reaches the ground. It is easy to spot the beginning of a thunderstorm. Cumulus clouds will begin to form and grow vertically above 20,000 feet and then will rise up to between 40,000 to 60,000 feet at the mature stage of the storm. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants Ferry Pass residents and businesses to know that if you experience storm damage, we can be onsite within four hours of your call to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We can assist with the insurance process and paperwork too.

Call Us Today

No job is too big or too small. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has years of experience helping people through storm damage emergencies. Our team of highly trained professionals is ready to respond to restore your storm damage in Ferry Pass “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Specialty Cleaning Services for North Pensacola

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Deep Cleaning Has Never Been So Important in Ferry Pass

We’re in this together and SERVPRO® is Here to Help®

No one saw this pandemic coming, and it continues to present unique challenges for all of us. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial businesses and homeowners in Ferry Pass to know that we have years of experience dealing with biological contaminants and viruses similar to COVID-19, and we are trained to provide proactive deep cleaning for your facility or home while adhering to the highest standards.

Specialized Training and EPA-Approved Cleaning Products

Our team is highly trained, and we are ready to respond to any specialty cleaning need you may have. We recognize the importance of keeping up to speed on current industry standards and technological advances and our employees are immersed in initial and ongoing training from day one.

We use hospital-grade disinfectants that have been used to treat pathogens similar to the coronavirus as recommended by the CDC. We use EPA-approved products and adhere to CDC and local authority guidelines.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends commercial businesses and homes undergo cleaning and disinfecting using specific protocols. The CDC recommends that porous and nonporous surfaces be routinely cleaned, especially high-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

When your home or business in Ferry Pass requires deep cleaning services outside the scope of routine janitorial cleaning, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to help. Call our experts today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of  North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

What if Fire Damages My Important Documents in Gaberonne?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

We clean and restore important documents and photographs in Pensacola.

Fire Damage Restoration

There are many forms of damage that result from fire. Smoke will penetrats everything in the structure and the smoke odor will damage items not harmed in the fire itself. Falling soot and ash can cover everything, and the water used to put out the fire will cause water damage to everything that is in the path of the fire the firefighters are trying to put out. Even a small structural fire can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants Gaberonne residents and businesses to know that we provide a wide range of restoration services to help mitigate the damage caused by fire and to restore your important documents and photographs.

Document and Photograph Restoration

When valuable documents and photographs experience fire and water damage, we will take extreme caution to make sure the damage does not destroy the documents. Some documents may not be able to be salvaged, but we can usually save a great deal and minimize further damage.

Call Us Today

Call us today at 850-466-3076. From the moment you contact us, we will be onsite within four hours to begin the cleanup and restoration process. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has the specialty training and equipment to restore your documents in Gaberonne “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Is Your Business Prepared for a Fire in Yniestra?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Wildfires can pose a serious threat to your home or business in Pensacola.

Fires Happen

Fires can occur at any time for many reasons. Last week wildfires broke out in three different areas of the Florida panhandle area, east of Pensacola. The Swamp Fire alone destroyed more than a dozen homes and caused over one-thousand homes to be evacuated. According to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), drought conditions currently cover fifty percent of Florida, making the potential for fires optimal.

We Minimize Disruption to Your Business

We hope your business never experiences commercial fire damage, but if you do SERVPRO of North Pensacola® wants to help. We know that any disruption to your business in Yniestra can be costly so we will work to get you back to business as usual as soon as possible. No matter what size of job, we can be on site within four hours of your call. We can even help with the insurance paperwork and process. Some examples of commercial properties we work with are:

  • 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 & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today

Our team of highly trained professionals are ready to respond to your fire damage emergency 24 hours a day. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has the training and state-of-the-art equipment to take care of your needs in Yniestra, no matter what size job. Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola won’t let water swamp Molino.

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is a hero against water damage

One thing we don’t have to worry about in Molino is coping with dry heat. The humidity alone can damage structures, furniture, and other belongings. Rain and flooding aren’t unusual. No matter the cause of water damage, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help®.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is a recognized expert in disaster recovery and mold mitigation; our technicians are trained in cleaning techniques approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This training means we’ll clean and disinfect your home or business safely and thoroughly, without having to worry about COVID-19 infections on top of your water disaster.

Call us 24/7, even on holidays, at 850.466.3076. You can also contact us online.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/

Contact SERVPRO of North Pensacola to Help Molino Businesses Avoid COVID-19

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola will clean and disinfect your business

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is an essential business in Molino. We remain Faster to any Size Disaster, and crucially, can help prevent a disaster.

Call us for proactive cleaning. We follow the guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and from FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) for cleaning frequently-touched surfaces, electronics, porous surfaces (such as upholstery and carpet), and non-porous surfaces (such as stainless steel, tile, and laminate).

SERVPRO of North Pensacola works with businesses to help their employees and their communities avoid COVID-19. Our highly-trained technicians use hospital-quality cleaners and disinfectants.

Molino can count on us to follow the current guidelines for the cleaning and disinfection of the wide range of businesses in the area, including:

  • Senior-living communities
  • Restaurants and other food-service businesses
  • Grocery stores and other retail spaces
  • Dental office
  • Other medical facilities
  • Automobile service and rental companies
  • Community centers
  • Correctional & detention facilities

If your business is not listed above, don’t worry. We most likely have the equipment and supplies to clean it.

Call us at 850-466-3076 any time of day or night, any day of the week. You can also schedule appointments online.

We are Here to Help®

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/

Families Rely On Us to Clean and Disinfect Their Homes in Gonzalez

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Proactive cleaning will keep your family safe in Pensacola.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home Has Never Been More Important

Did you know that the new coronavirus, COVID-19 can remain on some surfaces for up to three days? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  National Institutes of Health (NIH), the virus can remain on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to three days. According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is highly contagious and is primarily spread person-to-person. The CDC recommends social distancing, frequent washing of hands, and the routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas and objects in the home to reduce the risk to exposure. Because some people will show symptoms of having the virus and others can have the virus and will not have any symptoms, it is very important to stay vigilant about cleaning and personal hygiene.

We Are Specialty Trained

SERVPRO of North Pensacola® wants Gonzalez residents to know that we have years of training and experience with biological pathogens similar to COVID-19 and follow local authority and CDC guidelines. We use EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning, and disinfecting products and have the specialty equipment and protective gear required to safely clean and sanitize your home.

Call Us Today

Families in Gonzalez can benefit from our specialty cleaning services. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has the specialized equipment and training necessary to provide the deep cleaning services you need in Gonzalez. Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

You Never Know When Water Damage Will Strike in Quintette!

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen at any time in Pensacola.

Hidden Water Damage Can Occur at Anytime

A client of mine was at home in Quintette due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus and decided that cleaning out all the closets and cabinets would be a good use of her time. She knew that these chores would probably never get done if this was a normal April. But this was not a normal April and she had the time to spare.

Water Damage Emergencies Happen

As she reached into the back of the cabinet next to her washer and dryer in her laundry room, she felt damp towels and puddles of water. When she looked with a flashlight, it was evident to her that water had been leaking behind the cabinet for some time. She called SERVPRO of North Pensacola® and they were on site in four hours.

The technicians removed the cabinet and the contents from the cabinets, removed the waterlogged drywall, brought in water extraction equipment to remove the water, and installed drying equipment. The laundry room was restored to preloss condition in a very short time.

Call Us Today

When your home or commercial business needs emergency water damage repairs, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to help. We are on call 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to provide the cleanup and restoration services you need in Quintette. Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Has Never Been More Important for Businesses in Ferry Pass

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Deep cleaning helps to prevent infectious disease in North Pensacola.

SERVPRO® is Here to Help® Essential Businesses in Florida

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis ordered a Florida statewide lockdown for everyone except for those providing essential services such as grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, healthcare providers, law enforcement, public safety and first responders, food and agriculture workers, infrastructure workers, etc. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial businesses in Ferry Pass to know that we have the specialty training to deal with biological contaminants similar to COVID-19, and can provide deep cleaning and disinfecting services for your facility.

We use EPA-Approved Cleaning Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends cleaning high-touch surfaces with a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus and follow CDC and local authority recommendations and guidelines.  According to the CDC, high-touch, porous and nonporous surfaces such as doors and doorknobs, light switches, phones, tables, tablets, bathroom fixtures, keyboards, handles and common areas should undergo routine cleaning and disinfecting using specific protocols.

Call Us Today For a Proactive Cleaning

When your business needs specialty cleaning and disinfection services, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to help. We are on call 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to provide the deep cleaning services you need in Ferry Pass. Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Services for Goulding Residents

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Deep cleaning keeps you and your loved ones safe from infectious disease in North Pensacola.

Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), recommend the cleaning of high-touch surfaces with a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus? Some examples of high-touch surfaces are doors and doorknobs, light switches, phones, tables, tablets, and bathroom fixtures. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial businesses and homeowners in Goulding to know that we have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants and can perform deep cleaning services beyond the scope of routine janitorial cleaning services.

Our team of professionals are trained to perform biohazard cleanup and restoration services including facility and structure cleaning and disinfection of porous and non-porous surfaces. We will respond to your call within one hour and we will be on site in four hours.

This pandemic is unique to all of us, and we are all in this together. When you require deep cleaning services outside the scope of a routine janitorial service, we are Here to Help.®

No matter what your deep cleaning needs may be, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to provide deep cleaning services to your home and business. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll clean and disinfect your property in Goulding “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola Responds to Storm Damage in Pensacola in 24 Hours

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola provides storm damage restoration services in Yniestra “Like it never even happened.”

Storms can be unpredictable in Florida. Water and wind can cause damage to your home or business in no time. Any damage to your home or business that allows water to seep into floors or ceilings can become costly repairs if not mitigated early. This is why SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial business and homeowners in Yniestra to know that when damage occurs to your home or property due to a storm, we are Here to Help.® We will respond to your call within 24 hours and will immediately being the cleanup and restoration process. Here are some of the processes and services we may use depending on the specific needs of your home or business:

No matter what your storm cleanup and restoration needs may be, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to restore storm damage to businesses and residences alike. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll take care of your storm damage in Yniestra “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola Provides Commercial Restoration Services in Goulding

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola provides building restoration services in Pensacola “Like it never even happened.”

According to the Insurance Journal, wind and hail damage account for 15 percent of small business property and liability claims in the U.S. We understand that every day your business is closed due to unanticipated property damage is a day of disruption to your clients and business. This is why SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial business owners in Goulding to know that when you experience damage to your property, SERVPRO® is ready and on-call to respond to your emergency and will immediately start the cleanup and restoration process. We’ll also help with the insurance paperwork and process. Here are some examples of the restoration services we may use to get your business back on track:

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move-Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

No matter what your cleanup and restoration needs may be, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to restore damage to businesses and residences in Goulding. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll take care of your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Cleanup and Restoration Services for Bohemia

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will clean and restore your fire damage in Bohemia “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that cooking fires cause of highest number of household fires in the nation? SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants Bohemia residents to know that according to the US Fire Administration there were 191,000 cooking fires in residences in 2017. Installing a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and training the family on how to safely operate it can help. Here are some other tips from the American Red Cross to help prevent cooking fires:

  • Never leave cooking food unattended
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you must leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove
  • If you are cooking food check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind yourself that the stove or oven is on
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking
  • Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off
  • Keep kids away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of three feet around the stove

If you experience fire damage to your home or business SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to help. We are on call and ready to respond to your emergency 24 hours a day. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll take care of your fire damage in Bohemia “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Fire Cleanup and Restoration Services for Pensacola

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will clean and restore your commercial fire damage in Gonzalez “Like it never even happened.”

According to the U.S. Fire Administration 111,000 nonresidential fires were reported in 2017. Cooking fires were the highest cause numbering 33,700, unintentional and carless fires accounted for 12,300, and intentional fires totaled 10,900. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial business owners and residents in Gonzalez to know that when a fire emergency causes damage we are here to help, and no job is too big. We are equipped to handle any size emergency from small offices to large high-rise buildings, retail stores, government and military buildings. Our technicians are trained to respond to the unique demands of commercial fires and will see the mitigation and restoration project through to its completion. Some of the commercial fire cleanup and restoration services we offer are:

  • Fire cleanup and restoration services
  • Water cleanup and restoration services
  • Smoke cleanup and restoration services
  • Odor Removal
  • Commercial cleaning services
  • Carpet repair and installation services
  • Building repair services
  • Help with insurance paperwork
  • Document drying services
  • Art restoration services

We hope you never experience fire damage to your home or business, but if you do, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to meet the needs of Gonzalez business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll take care of your emergency damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Will Clean and Restore Business in Pensacola

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will clean and restore your commercial property in Quintette “Like it never even happened.”

You never know when your commercial property may suffer some kind of damage. Damage may occur due to faulty wires, broken or leaking pipes, storms, vermin, floods, mold, and even wind can be the cause of property damage. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants the residents of Quintette to know that when disaster strikes, you can rest assured that we will get your business back up and running with little minimal disruption to your customers. We know that every day your business is closed is a day of lost revenue and we want to help.  We offer many commercial cleanup and restoration services including:

No job is too big for our team of highly skilled technicians of our Commercial Large Loss Division. Our large loss specialists are located throughout the United States and are uniquely positioned to handle any disaster. Large loss jobs are supervised by a commercial operations manager who will work with you to ensure timely mitigation. No matter what your damage may be, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to meet the needs of Quintette business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll take care of your emergency damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Can Help You Restore Your Home or Business in Gaberonne

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians will respond to your emergency in 24-hours in North Pensacola.

In a report referenced by the Insurance Information Institute, catastrophe losses in coastal regions are likely to double in approximately ten years due to higher density living.  SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants the business and homeowners of Gaberonne to know that no matter what emergency they may be facing, we are Here To Help. If your home or business requires extensive restoration and cleaning, we can assist with move-out services including, protecting items from potential damage and protecting your belongings from further on-site damage.  Here are some of the other cleanup and restoration services we offer:

  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Storm damage
  • Building services
  • Commercial water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Biohazard removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team

We are also a licensed Florida General Contractor and can provide commercial and residential construction services too. If you find yourself dealing with the damage caused by a storm or other emergency, SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to help. We will respond to your emergency and quickly begin the cleanup and restoration process. Our highly trained technicians are ready to meet the needs of Gaberonne business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll take care of your emergency damage helping to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Storm Water Damage Prevention Tips for Pensacola

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Call us today at 850-466-3076 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water damage problem “Like it never even

Rain, storms, leaky pipes or broken appliances can cause water damage to your home or business at any time. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial and residential property owners in Yniestra to know that water damage in commercial buildings and residences can be dangerous as items that are not thoroughly dried out can cause mold. We use advanced inspection and water extraction equipment that will find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. We will also install drying equipment and monitor and document the drying process. Here are some of the many services we provide to help repair water damage:

  • Emergency contact 24/7, 365
  • Inspection and damage assessment
  • Water removal and water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification services
  • Cleaning and repair
  • Odor removal
  • Restoration

If you find yourself dealing with water damage, SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to help. We will respond to your emergency and quickly begin water damage restoration process. Our highly trained water restoration technicians are ready to meet the needs of Yniestra business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 850-466-3076 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water damage problem “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Water Damage Clean-up and Prevention Tips for Pensacola

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen at any time in Cottage Hill.

Water damage can occur at any time. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial and residential property owners in Cottage Hill to know that water damage in commercial buildings and residences can not only be unsanitary, it can also be dangerous as items that are not thoroughly dried out can cause mold. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross  to follow in the event of water damage to your business or home:

  • Pump out flooded basements gradually (about one-third of the water per day) to avoid structural damage.
  • Bring all soft items outside if possible – sunlight and wind will help them dry faster
  • Throw out items that have absorbed water and cannot be cleaned or disinfected
  • Remove all drywall and insulation that has been in contact with floodwaters
  • Consider removing vinyl floor coverings and tile to allow the substructures beneath or behind them to dry
  • Keep the windows open and run fans – or keep them shut and run dehumidifiers to pull moisture out of wood floors and subfloors, beams, doors, etc.

If you find yourself dealing with water damage, SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to help. Our highly trained water restoration technicians are ready to meet the needs of Cottage Hill business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 850-466-3076 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water damage problem “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Breaking the Hold of Mold in Molino

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Don't allow mold to take over your life.

It is impossible to entirely eliminate mold from the planet, so the best we can do is keep mold from growing. It starts as a tiny spore, but the spores are too small to see, and too tough to kill. We can get rid of growing mold because it is visible, and we can control the moisture it needs to grow.

If a home- or business-owner in or around Molino suspects or sees water damage, the person should expect mold. Call SERVPRO® of North Pensacola at 850-466-3076 or send a message online. SERVPRO is available 24/7 without exception.

Why hurry? Why SERVPRO of North Pensacola?
• Mold can start growing between 24-28 hours after exposure to moisture, so if we can deprive it of moisture earlier, the spores will not grow
• To prevent further problems, we are Faster to any size disaster
• SERVPRO has the right equipment
• The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that homeowners who attempt to mitigate mold do so only if it covers a small area
• The EPA requires business owners to hire professionals
• If the spores land inside a wall that is not completely dry, the mold grows
• Substances that kill growing mold are harsh enough that people need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Ignoring the mold will not make it go away
? Mold grows only on surfaces that it can consume, which means the mold will destroy whatever it lives on
? The more mold there is, the more it can grow
? It is smelly
? It is unsightly
? It may trigger allergies or other problems

SERVPRO of North Pensacola will make the area look “Like it never even happened.”

Links:
https://www.epa.gov/mold

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Evacuation when Medical Supplies Are Needed for your Well-being in North Pensacola

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to be prepared in case of a storm.

Storm Damage & Evacuation in North Pensacola.

Some of these items can be kept in a waterproof container (your emergency kit). Medications probably cannot, but you can have them ready to bring with you.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola suggests having these items prepared in the event you would need to evacuate your home inNorth Pensacola. 

  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Bottled water
  • Batteries for your electronic devices
  • Written contact list

Some people inNorth Pensacola will also need to consider the following:

  • Make sure that at least one other person can get your medications &  supplies
  • Have at least a week-long supply of prescription medicines
  • A list of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • An extra pair of glasses or extra contact lenses 
  • Hearing-aid batteries 
  • Games & activities for children

If you have pets in North Pensacola, consider these items:

  • Pet food and toys 
  • Toys or comfort objects
  • Vet information

Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, find out which ones will allow your 4-legged loved ones. All shelters allow service animals.  

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/

Avoid Commercial Fire Damage in Your Pensacola Office

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Have a fire extinguisher within easy reach in your Pensacola office.

Office fires in Pensacola are more common than you might think. This is why it is important to have a fire extinguisher in your office at all times. SERVPRO of North Pensacola reminds you that fires can start from something as simple as a short in a wire or something inside of a microwave catching fire. Your place of business should offer a training session on how to use fire extinguishers. Local fire departments are usually happy to help with this training, and they can provide some real-life examples of ways to practice fire safety.

If your break room (or any other area of your office building) catches on fire, you will likely have smoke damage as well as damage from the fire. That is where SERVPRO of North Pensacola comes in. We are here to clean up the damage and make your North Pensacola building look new again. We are open 24/7 and we show up prepared. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need our services. We are Here to Help.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Thunderstorm preparedness in Gaberonne

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Although you cannot prevent thunderstorms, you can prepare for them.

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year and any time of the day. They can cause severe damage to your home, business, or property in Gaberonne.

Thunderstorms can include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but being prepared for one can minimize the damage:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Gaberonne
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of North Pensacola knows you do not need to wait for the thunder.

If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately. Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car.

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers. 

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1527866280447-8ee0ba123e9a7b91c75b97dfb62cb657/ThunderStorm_May2018.pdf

Be Prepared for Flooding in Ferry Pass

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Being prepared for a flood can save you money and time.

Since floods are one of the most common natural disasters in the U.S., with an average of 25% of flood claims coming from low-risk areas, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has these tips to offer you to help reduce the amount of flood damage when it occurs.

Lower the Risk of Flood Damage in Ferry Pass:

  • Check your county planning department to see if you live in a flood plain
  • Build barriers to stop flood water from getting into the basement
  • Use waterproofing sealants to avoid water damage
  • Back up computer files and keep them in a safe location
  • Install a drainage system or flood wall in your yard
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that flood insurance is available even in low-risk areas
  • Do not keep important information or possessions in the basement
  • Raise equipment off the basement floor
  • Install a sump pump

SERVPRO of North Pensacola has trained technicians along with the correct equipment to help make your disaster “Like it never even happened” in Ferry Pass.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/floods

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.html

Be prepared for power outages from storms in Ferry Pass

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t be caught off-guard during a power outage.

Managing Without Power in Ferry Pass

Storm damage can create many issues to deal with including power outages in Ferry Pass. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has these tips to share with you if case you ever experience a power outage.

A power outage can:

  • Make transportation difficult
  • Shut down water pipes
  • Lead to food spoilage
  • Lead to contaminated water
  • Close businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, ATMS, & other services
  • Disrupt communication
  • Disable medical devices

SERVPRO of North Pensacola states that during a power outage in Ferry Pass, be sure to:

  • User generators only outdoors and away from windows
  • Have already set up plan to refrigerate medicines
  • For people who use power wheelchairs, have a backup battery. You may also need a manual chair
  • The local power company should already know that someone in your home relies on medical devices
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home or business
  • Check on your neighbors
  • Keep freezer and refrigerator doors closed. This will help reduce the chance of food spoilage
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics. Power surges can destroy equipment
  • If travel is safe, go to another location for proper heating or cooling

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/index.html

Commercial lighting equipment safety information for Goulding

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Office lighting is the second most common cause of commercial fires – stay safe in Goulding.

One of the most common causes of commercial fires is electrical and lighting equipment, according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association.) This type of fire is not easily foreseen, as the lighting equipment can appear fine on the outside of your Goulding business. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to share the following information about commercial fires and how safety equipment helps to lessen the damage and assists in preventing any bodily injury:

  • Wet pipe sprinklers installed in the ceilings of commercial buildings are very effective in helping to fight fire(s)
  • Building sprinklers should be examined and tested every five years
  • There should always be a fire extinguisher in reach inside of a commercial building and they must be checked annually to ensure they are in working order
  • If an office building is on fire, exit the building immediately. Do not try to fight the fire yourself
  • If there is a lot of smoke inside the building, cover your mouth and nose and do your best to not inhale any of it

In the unfortunate event that a commercial building does catch fire in Goulding, rest assured that SERVPRO of North Pensacola is prepared to help clean up any fire damage the building/area has sustained.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/Building-and-Life-Safety/US-Structure-in-Office-Properties

Tips for Staying Safe During a Molino Storm in an Office Building

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Stay away from windows during a lightning storm in Molino, Florida.

Common safety rules and precautions state that the public should generally try to stay inside of a safe area or building when a lightning storm or thunderstorms occur. There are many commercial buildings in Molino. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to share the following safety tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm while inside of a commercial building:

  • Stay away from all windows or glass walls, especially during a lightning storm
  • Unplug appliances if possible
  • Pay attention to all alerts and warnings, as a thunderstorm can develop into a tornado if powerful enough
  • Avoid running water if possible since electricity can travel through plumbing

Weather is unpredictable. Although weather can be predicted, it can also change in an instant without much warning. If a thunderstorm does happen to turn into tornado weather in Molino, consider the following tips:

  • If the commercial building has a basement or storm cellar, head there immediately
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck in the event of flying debris or shattered windows
  • Do not leave the safe area until the local alerting system says it is safe to do so

Remember, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is here to help. Our trained team members will show up ready to go and can assist in cleanup and restoration after a thunderstorm, lightning storm and even a tornado.

Independently owned and operated by SERVPRO of North Pensacola.

Link: https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

OSHA Guidelines for Fire Extinguisher Usage in Yniestra

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Keep your Yniestra business safer with the knowledge of how to use a fire extinguisher.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola knows that owning a fire extinguisher is not enough. Knowing the proper use of fire extinguishers can prevent fire from destroying lives in Yniestra.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers train their employees how and when to use fire extinguishers. OSHA does not allow untrained employees to use a fire extinguisher.  They must provide the training shortly after the employee is hired, and then every year thereafter. OSHA also requires monthly inspections for fire extinguishers.

Fire extinguishers have to be placed where they cannot be moved or damaged. The carrying handle should be 3-1/2 to 5 feet above the floor.

Employees must know when to use fire extinguishers.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola suggests asking yourself these questions regarding fire extinguishers in your Yniestra business: 

  • Have I pulled the fire alarm?
  • Can everyone get out?
  • Is the fire extinguisher easy to reach?
  • Do I know how to use it?
  • Is the fire contained in a small area?
  • Is the smoke non-toxic?
  • Do I have an escape route?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the questions, it is reasonable to use the fire extinguisher.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola reminds you that fire is fast. If you cannot contain it within 30 seconds, get everyone out of the area. Call 9-1-1 once you are outside.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/index.html

https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.157

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/fire-and-life-safety-equipment/fire-extinguishers

What to do if you have PTSD during Thunderstorms and Lightning in Cottage Hill

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers these guidelines for coping with PTSD during storms.

It is estimated around 7% of people in the United States have suffered or still suffer with some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  For some people with PTSD a cause of panic might include thunderstorms and lightning.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers these guidelines to coping with PTSD during storms near your Cottage Hill home or business:

The best strategy is to be prepared.

  • Know when a thunderstorm is likely. Plan what you will do during a thunderstorm
  • Take care of your physical health. Eat a healthy diet. Get enough sleep. Do not rely on alcohol or other drugs. Do not smoke or chew tobacco
  • Take care of your emotional health. See a therapist. Learn relaxation exercises. When you feel anxious, you can relax yourself

During a Thunderstorm in Cottage Hill:

  • Slow your breathing
  • Look around. Notice where you are. Notice that you are in a safe place
  • Distract yourself from the storm. Wear headphones and listen to music. Sit in a pop-up tent
  • Talk with someone you trust

Independently owned and operated by SERVPRO of North Pensacola.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/coping-traumatic-stress.asp

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/PTSD-overview/epidemiological-facts-ptsd.asp

SERVPRO Services in Bohemia

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes in Bohemia, Florida, it is time to call the professionals at SERVPRO.

Have you ever had to wade through a pond in your living room? Or, maybe you’ve returned to a half-burned home?  We hope you never have to deal with this but if you do, it’s always good to be prepared and respond quickly. With SERVPRO® of North Pensacola as a partner, you can be better equipped to handle problems in your Bohemia home.

Why SERVPRO?

  1. SERVPRO is a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration
  2. Franchise professionals have the training and experience to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
  3. SERVPRO’s proven system helps to ensure a return to preloss condition
  4. We work with most insurance companies
  5. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SERVPRO of North Pensacola doesn’t only handle fire and water damage. Other services include:

  • Storm damage cleanup
  • Mold mitigation
  • Restoration
  • Document restoration
  • Electronics restoration
  • Dry cleaning
  • Reconstruction
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Duct cleaning
  • General cleaning

With over 1700 Franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is never far away. If your Bohemia home experiences water or fire damage, you can count on SERVPRO of North Pensacola to be there for you.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is independently owned and operated.

When the Waters Recede in Pensacola

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is not always easy to spot.

Even though the phrase “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” exists, it is not always true. Sometimes what you don’t know can and will hurt you in Pensacola. After storms damage our property, many times we cannot see the whole picture to know what all is really damaged? From hidden foundation compromises to the beginning stages of mold growth behind the wallpaper, costs can begin to mount quickly and before you know it, you are in the middle of a spending spree that you never expected. After the waters recede and the damage becomes visible, homeowners are often left overwhelmed with the stresses associated with insurance claims and subcontractor costs and errors. Hurricane and storm damage can happen when you least expect it. Water can come flooding into your home or office and leave a mess behind.

When nature throws you a curve-ball, it doesn’t take a psychic to see you need relief. If or when this happens to you, call SERVPRO of North Pensacola and in a short amount of time, a friendly crew of professional cleanup and restoration personnel will quickly assess the damage and start the process of making your disaster look “Like it never even happened.”

From Disaster to Normal in Quintette

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Let the professionals restore your home so you can enjoy life again!

From disaster…

SERVPRO of North Pensacola has been on the front lines in catastrophic situations time and again in Quintette. Our services go beyond just fixing the problem, they carry over into a great customer experience for the home owners and adjusters alike. From the mold created by catastrophic water leaks to soot and smoke removal after a house fire, SERVPRO of North Pensacola brings stability and efficiency to the job that only professionals can bring.

…to normal.

At the end of the day in Quintette, you just want to turn the key to your front door, set your things down, and sink into a soft chair to relax.  After enduring the trauma after fire, water, or mold disaster and clean up, you don’t want to continue to be in the middle of a disaster area. SERVPRO of North Pensacola will strive to make your situation as painless as possible and when the job is complete and you return to your normal way of living, it will have been our pleasure to have helped  make it “Like it never even happened.”  So, when or if you’re faced with any of the previously described problems, SERVPRO of North Pensacola encourages you to call 850-466-3076 so we can help you remediate the damage.

Preparing for Storms in Ferry Pass

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

When storms are brewing, SERVPRO of North Pensacola will be there.

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in Ferry Pass. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of North Pensacola turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  • Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  • Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  • Secure loose items
  • Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  • Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A storm Warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

Once the storm has subsided in Ferry Pass, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Pensacola to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2015/05/07/fema-severe-weather-approaches-prepare-stay-informed-and-make-plan

Beware of Flash Flooding in Goulding

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen at any time, but SERVPRO is "Ready for whatever happens."

Flooding in a structure can occur through natural channels such as flash flooding or through accumulation of water over a period of time from water line leaks/ruptures. When this happens, SERVPRO of North Pensacola knows how quickly mold can begin to grow adding yet another problem to this already unwelcome disaster in your Goulding home or office. Attacking this problem without professional help can become tedious and possibly dangerous.  When your home and/or business are affected by water damage, it is critical to act immediately to minimize cost and inconvenience.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make the removal of water and the restoration of your property as organized and pain-free as possible. The drying process is timed and documented to ensure the job is done quickly and completely. Our hope is that we can make the entire unwanted experience “Like it never even happened.” 

Roof Tarps Can Help Water Leaks in Gaberonne

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Protecting a damaged roof during rainfall can prevent further damage.

If you live in Gaberonne, you know that you might experience almost any kind of weather at any time of the year. With this in mind, there is a chance you could be forced to deal water damage to your home or office. SERVPRO of North Pensacola knows that anything can happen without much warning. For example, if you have a small leak in your roof, you need to be extremely cautious as to how you handle it, because if we do experience a heavy rainfall, that small leak could turn into an emergency really quick.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is ready to help if you need us, but we also want you to be prepared. If you notice a roof leak, you could try to make a temporary leak patch using something like plywood and some roofing tar, but if you still have a leak and want to call the professionals, we are ready and able to tarp your roof to get through the storm. After the weather has cleared, we can return to repair both the roof and any damage you experienced from excess water.

Don’t let storms in Gaberonne get you down. SERVPRO is “ready for whatever happens.®”

Staying Healthy around Standing Water Ferry Pass

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Protect your health around standing waters.

Floods can cause standing water in Ferry Pass creating the possibility of different types of disease. Even small puddles can pose a risk.

Some types of debris found in flood waters include dead animals, sewage, and rotted plants. Inside the home, you should watch for debris involving rotted food and electrical problems.

Viruses and bacteria can cause illnesses. To reduce your chances of catching something, SERVPRO of East Naples suggests:

  • Remember that you can shake hands with an infected person and get infected.
  • Wash children’s hands before meals
  • Use bleach or other disinfectants on hard surfaces
  • Keep your hands washed
  • Do not allow children to play in the flood water
  • Using bleach if possible, wash clothing and towels in hot water
  • Disinfect children’s toys before allowing them to play with them

Cuts and rashes can become infected. Protect yourself and others in Ferry Pass:

  • Avoid flood waters if you have an open rash or a cut
  • Clean cuts or rashes. Cover them with a waterproof bandage
  • Clean cuts with soap and clean water
  • If a cut becomes red, swollen, or is oozing, get medical attention

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Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Remediating Mold in Gonzales

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t let mold take over your home or business.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola understands that even a tiny bit of moisture can lead to mold growing in drywall.  You may not be able to see the mold growing but it is causing damage and the sooner you get rid of it, the less damage it can cause to your Gonzales home or business.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ruled that only licensed professionals can clean any surface that has more than 10 square feet of mold. The EPA cannot know how you take care of your home or business, but you will need an inspection if you want to sell.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is licensed in mold remediation.

Mold remediation means getting rid of the mold spores that become mold as well as fixing the root cause of the dampness.

Mold:

  • Can begin growing on damp surfaces within 24 hours
  • Grows from tiny spores that travel through the air
  • Can destroy materials they grow on
  • Can spread and destroy adjacent materials

SERVPRO of North Pensacola can:

  • Find the source of the moisture
  • Stop the moisture problem
  • Remove the drywall
  • Disinfect certain surfaces

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/index.html

Smoke Detectors can Save Lives in Cottage Hill

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

By installing a fire alarm in your home, you can lower your risk of being harmed in the event a fire breaks out in your Cottage Hill home.

Fire spreads fast once it is started so SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to remind you that smoke detectors (smoke alarms) can help save lives in your Cottage Hill home.

An alarm alerts you that danger is present giving you time to get out.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to remember:

  • Closed doors can slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. That is good for reducing smoke damage and fire damage. That is also why you should have a smoke alarm in every sleeping room in the home
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of the home
  • Large homes might need extra smoke alarms
  • Some companies make alarms that are interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound
  • Do not turn off smoke detectors when cooking
  • Test the smoke alarms at least once a month. There is a test button on the alarm
  • When the alarm sounds, get everyone outside and stay outside
  • Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years

If your Cottage Hill home is not properly protected by a smoke detector, please install one. If you experience a fire, immediately vacate the home and then contact your fire department once you are outside the home.

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Smoke-alarms

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms/safety-messages-about-smoke-alarms

Tips for Escaping a Structure in the Event of a Fire in North Pensacola

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Plan your Escape Route in the Event of a Fire

SERVPRO of North Pensacola knows a small flame can turn into a large fire in a matter of minutes.  Sometimes, a portable fire extinguisher is not enough to save your property and the only thing you can do is escape.

A small flame can turn into a large fire in a matter of minutes. Lives are more important than objects, so get yourself and others out of danger.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola Offers these Tips for Escape:

  • Make an escape plan ahead of time. Make sure everyone knows the plan
  • Make sure that all doors and windows open easily
  • Plan at least two different ways of escaping every room
  • When you leave, close the doors and windows to shut in the flames
  • Practice the plan
  • Do not stop to pick up valuables. You can replace objects
  • Make sure your plan includes a place to meet that is a safe distance from the home
  • Do not turn off smoke alarms when you cook. You may need the warning
  • If you have to go through smoke, crawl under it

SERVPRO of North Pensacola reminds you to call the fire department once you are outside the home.

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/fire-and-life-safety-equipment/fire-extinguishers

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/EscapePlanningTips.ashx?la=en

Hurricane preparation and boarding your windows in Pensacola

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Boarding your windows can prevent further interior damage.

If you are familiar with hurricanes, you know that these storms include heavy winds, lots of water and the potential to be extremely dangerous. SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to remind you that there are many ways to prepare for a hurricane, including finding a secondary shelter for safety, making sure you have plenty of bottled water and non-perishable foods, extra clothing and hygiene products, etc. If you have time before one hits, one of the more important things you should try to do is board up your windows and all other glass areas of your house!

Heavy winds can send objects flying, which can result in your windows, skylights, and sliding glass doors being blown out – and you will definitely have broken glass spread throughout your home as well as the water that gets in as a result of that. Make sure you measure out the correct amount of wood you will need to cover all glass areas. One tip that most people forget about is to paint the wood with an exterior primer and paint to prevent moisture damage. Secure the wood with galvanized screws and make sure your safety plan is in place. Hurricane Dorian is on its way and SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to stay as safe as possible, but do not hesitate to call us if our services are needed, especially if you have storm damage inside your home!

How to Use Fire Extinguishers in Molino

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Learn the P.A.S.S. method and it might just save your life if a fire breaks out in Molino, Florida.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola hopes you never experience the devastation that comes with fire damage. However, in the event that disaster strikes, be aware that our IICRC certified technicians are qualified in all aspects of cleaning up the damage left by smoke and fire in your business or residence in Molino.

Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to use them.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to share these tips from FEMA. You can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You have alerted others in the building that there is a fire
  • Someone has called the fire department
  • You are physically able to use a fire extinguisher
  • The fire is small and contained (like a wastebasket)
  • You are safe from the fire’s smoke
  • You have a clear escape route

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher:   SERVPRO of North Pensacola suggests you remember

PASS:

Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism

Aim at the base of the fire

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly

Sweep the nozzle side to side

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/extinguishers.html

Difference in Arson and Intentional Fires in Ferry Pass

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Prevent fires by raising awareness of primary causes.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to be aware of the causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

 Causes of Fires in Ferry Pass:

  • Arson & intentional fires. An “intentional fire” is one that is not set to cause harm, but it gets out of control.  Arson is a fire that is set to cause harm. Most of the time, arson and intentional fires are set outside. Deaths, injuries, and fire damage usually happen indoors
  • Candles
  • Kitchen fires are the leading cause of home fire injuries and home fire damage
  • Use all electrical equipment according to the directions
  • Heating equipment is the second most common cause of death in home fires
  • December, January, and February are the months that have the most home heating fires
  • Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other smoking materials are the biggest cause of fire deaths in the U.S. Think of preventing tragedy when explaining why to quit smoking
  • Children should never be left alone with matches, lighters, candles, or other dangerous materials. Children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and injuries every year

Please pay attention to fire safety. While we can help to restore your home or office, prevention and family safety should always come first. Share this blog with a friend who might want to learn more about fire prevention.

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire

The Best Fire Prevention in Goulding is Fire Control

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fire is Fast. Prevention is Key.

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that a small flame can turn into a major fire in just 30 seconds. Flames and smoke can fill the house in just a few minutes. SERVPRO of North Pensacola will help you recover from fire damage. We hope you never need that kind of help.

The best fire prevention is fire control.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola notes that the week of October 9, 2019 is Fire Prevention Week.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers these Tips for Fire Prevention: Overview

  • Items that can catch fire include: dish towels, oven mitts, paper, curtains, wooden spoons, decorations
  • Heat sources include: light bulbs, fireplaces, stove tops, furnaces, candles, or electric heaters.
  • Keep items that can catch fire at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Keep kids at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Turn off heat sources when you leave the home or go to bed
  • Never use the oven as a heater
  • Have the fireplace chimney inspected & cleaned once a year

SERVPRO of North Pensacola suggests you keep one or more fire extinguishers available.

Remember fire is fast. If there is a fire, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside the home.

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/

Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires in Bohemia

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Safety tips to avoid fire damage from cooking equipment

A leading cause of fire damage and fire injuries in the home come from cooking equipment. SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to be there for you if this ever happens in your home.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola shares these tips to help prevent fire damage. They make more sense than not cooking at home.

  • Many kitchen items can catch fire, including: dish towels, oven mitts, recipes, wooden tools, and loose clothing
  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • If you are frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food, stay in the kitchen. If you leave, even for a short time, turn off the heat
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stove top
  • Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
  • If you must leave the house while cooking of any kind, turn off the heat sources

Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside the home.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola reminds you that fire prevention is the best strategy against fire damage.

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage in Quintette

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Even a small kitchen fire can leave a big mess.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola can clean up damage from smoke and soot in your Quintette home.

Smoke is a mixture of gases and small particles. The small particles are also called ash, and they include soot.

Soot is the collection of particles left from incomplete burning of products that contain carbon. These products include wood and coal.

Smoke and soot do not destroy materials the way fire does. They leave behind greasy films and have an unpleasant odor.

Smoke moves from warmer areas to cooler areas. You will find smoke and soot damage on the ceiling above where the fire started, but you will find the damage in other places. SERVPRO of North Pensacola looks for damage in/on:

  • Outside walls and windows: Even if the fire was in the center of the room, smoke travels to the cooler areas
  • Closed-off spaces: Smoke and soot settle in cooler areas, including dresser drawers, closed closets, and wall cavities
  • Air ducts: smoke and soot travel throughout the house
  • Drapes and blinds. The drapes and blinds are cooler than other parts of the house. During a fire, the areas behind the drapes and blinds are cooler than the rest of the room. Remember that smoke travels to the cooler areas, leaving behind smoke and soot.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola investigates these areas to get a good idea of what kind of damage is in the building.

Beware of Flash Flooding in Pensacola

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding can wreak havoc on your home or business in Pensacola.

Flooding in a structure can occur through natural channels such as flash flooding or through accumulation of water over a period of time from water line leaks/ruptures. Attacking this problem without professional help can become tedious and possibly dangerous in Pensacola. When your home and/or business are affected by water damage, it is critical to act immediately to minimize cost and inconvenience. SERVPRO of North Pensacola has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make the removal of water and the restoration of your property as organized and pain-free as possible. The drying process is timed and documented to ensure the job is done quickly and completely. Our hope is that we can make the entire unwanted experience “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of North Pensacola is prepared to resolve damage from any unwanted water, fire, mold, or passing storms.

Storm Evacuation with Disabilities in Yniestra

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Be prepared when a storm hits your Yniestra home.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola has these tips for people in our community dealing with disabilities during an evacuation. You may want to consider, during times of flooding, to pack a bag to have ready in case the worst happens.

Plan for backup if you have your own car. A storm or flood may damage your car.

Ask your healthcare provider to suggest what specific devices you might need if you needed to evacuate due to an emergency:

  • Where can I get medical supplies?
  • How I do get accessible transportation?
  • If medical help is needed, where would I go?
  • Does this facility have a disability ramp access?

Items to bring with you:

  • Written list for emergency contacts
  • List of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • Style & serial number of medical devices
  • Supply of medical equipment
  • Extra battery for a power wheelchair
  • Any cushions or padding
  • Wheelchairs, canes, braces, etc.
  • Medical bracelets
  • Medical insurance cards
  • List and/or supply of prescription medications

Our service animals are also affected by storm damage. For people who have service animals in Yniestra, consider:

  • Packing extra food, water, & other supplies for the service animal
  • Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
  • Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

SERVPRO plus You Equals Success in Gaberonne, Florida

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Don't allow water damage to be a barrier to your success in Gaberonne.

One…

SERVPRO of North Pensacola often hears many stories of the house(s) or business(es) that endure a fire and end up being a complete loss.  Don’t let this happen to you. But in the unfortunate event that you do experience a tragedy, you will need peace of mind that SERVPRO of North Pensacola can offer. We are here to make your loss “like it never even happened.”

…Plus one…

By dialing 850-466-3076 or clicking a button on your laptop, you will be put in touch with experts that will complete the other half of this simple equation—You plus Us. We will work together with you, the homeowner, to come to whatever conclusion(s) that will put you at ease. We will get your home or business on the fast track to relief.

…Equals two.

When you combine the expert in the home with the experts in home clean up and restoration in Gaberonne, your answer will always be money and time spent more efficiently. It is and always will be SERVPRO of North Pensacola’s second concern after the safety of everyone involved. So please contact us at 850-466-3076 to inquire about how we can help you get your life back on track.

Who Should I Use in Ferry Pass?

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Remove chaos from your life when disaster strikes in Ferry Pass.

Emergency situations usually call for quick reactions. In cases where a home or business structure in Ferry Pass is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, we are the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re here to help.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola are business owners, homeowners and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. Our promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

FEMA Stats on Commercial Fires in Pensacola

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Don't allow a fire to bring your business to a screeching halt. Be prepared.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) over 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster such as a storm damage, fire damage, water damage, or other disruption.

Of those that do reopen, it is estimated that only 29% of those remain open after two years.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to be aware of the causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

Top Causes of Commercial Fires in North Pensacola area:

  • Cooking is the number one cause of fires in the US
  • Equipment: Almost 38% of business fires start from faulty equipment or from mis-used equipment. Some materials can catch fire or explode when exposed to heat
  • Carelessness: Remember to cover light bulbs, turn off equipment at the end of the day, and to replace frayed cords

SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to remember that the best way to fight fire damage or smoke damage is prevention.

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/documents/89510

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/firesafety/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/nonres_bldg_fire_estimates.pdf

Things to do for Water Damage in Cottage Hill until Help Arrives

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can catch you when you least expect it.

If your home or business in Cottage Hill becomes affected by water damage, there are some steps you can take to minimize damage before help arrives.

First make sure the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola shares these tips:

  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Turn off all electrical power, if safe, before you handle devices
  • Stand on dry area before you turn on electric power

SERVPRO of North Pensacola suggests that you:

  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings
  • Hang rugs to dry
  • Remove excess water with mops or towels
  • If possible, place foil or blocks between furniture and wet flooring
  • Wipe water from wood furniture and other items

But most importantly, call the professionals at SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

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Links:

www.fema.gov

Why SERVPRO of North Pensacola? Because We Know Restoration

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Knows Restoration

Why SERVPRO?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first Franchise in 1969.  In 1988 the SERVPRO headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has over 1700 Franchises in the United States and Canada.

What does SERVPRO do?

SERVPRO provides:

  • Residential & Commercial cleanup of:
    • Water/ Flood Damage
    • Fire Damage
    • Storm Damage
  • Mold Remediation
  • Restoration

SERVPRO of North Pensacola performs these specialties, including:

  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery

SERVPRO of North Pensacola works directly with most insurance companies, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Why SERVPRO of North Pensacola?  Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment.

Technicians at SERVPRO of North Pensacola will document every step in the restoration process so you will know exactly what SERVPRO did, and how the process worked.

Links:

https://www.SERVPRO.com/161018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SERVPRO

Dehumidifying Your Home

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

When you live in Northwest Florida, humidity is inevitable. The warm weather we enjoy so much is saturated by a significant amount of water, which generates the excessive moisture around you. While many fear what the humidity means for their hair or their skin, have you thought about what it means for your home?

In humid climates, homes run serious risk of damage from collecting all of the moisture the air carries. A common result of high humidity levels in your home is mold. Mold grows quickly in warm, damp conditions and can fester into an entire colony within 24 hours of their spores attaching themselves to surfaces and feeding. As mold grows and spreads throughout your home, allergens and irritants are released into the air which creates a dangerous situation for you and your family. The allergens and irritants can become toxic, causing respiratory problems and other health issues.

That’s why it’s critically important to take steps in preventing mold growth in the first place. We recommend starting with a dehumidifier for your home. Using a dehumidifier will help you maintain optimal humidity levels that are both healthy and comfortable. Running fans, and checking on your HVAC system will also help keep the humidity down. Make sure everything is running smoothly and functioning properly to help circulate air flow, and if you need help with an inspection you can always call SERVPRO of North Pensacola. We’ll also help check your vents, filters, and make sure everything is in good working condition.

If you do discover mold growing in your home, it should be dealt with immediately - it can be harmful to your home and your health. Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola at 850-466-3076 and our quick response team will be there to begin the mold remediation process right away.

When Storms or Floods hit Pensacola, SERVPRO is ready!

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Pensacola, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 850-466-3076

Restoring Your Pensacola Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Pensacola commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of North Pensacola

SERVPRO of North Pensacola specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

For Immediate Service in Pensacola, Call SERVPRO

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Pensacola. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

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

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 850-466-3706

Residential Services

Whether your Pensacola home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Pensacola commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 850-466-3076

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Pensacola has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of North Pensacola

SERVPRO of North Pensacola specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Need Emergency Service?

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

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.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of North Pensacola

SERVPRO of North Pensacola specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 

850-466-3076

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Pensacola will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

3/9/2017 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Pensacola 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of North Pensacola specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

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