Recent Water Damage Posts

What Should I Expect When I Call For Emergency Water Damage Services in Santa Rosa Beach?

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

A person calls for emergency water damage services. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Walton County.

Water damage never happens at a convenient time. Pipes break, appliance supply lines fail, and sewers can back up at any time of the day or night. Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams have been restoring water damage in Santa Rosa Beach for over twenty years. The first step to getting help is to call us. When you call, we will ask you questions regarding the nature of your water damage emergency. These questions will tell us how many people and what equipment and resources to bring.

Here are the questions we will ask:

  • 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)?

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When you discover water damage in your Santa Rosa Beach home or business, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help. ® We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Tell if My Toilet is Leaking in Freeport?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

Toilet bowl flushing shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Walton County.

Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams restore water damage throughout the year in Freeport. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that homes in the United States waste more than one trillion gallons of water each year! Here are some tips from the EPA for detecting toilet and other leaks:

Checking for leaks

  • Place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank to check for a toilet bowl leak. You have a leak if the color shows up in the bowl within ten minutes without flushing. 
  • Most leaky showerheads can be fixed by ensuring a tight connection using pipe tape and a wrench. If you are replacing a showerhead, look for one that has earned the WaterSense label.
  • A good method to check for leaks is to examine your water use. A family of four likely has a serious leak problem if its winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month.
  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. You probably have a leak if the meter does not read exactly the same.

Call Us Today!

Our technicians are on call to respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Freeport. When your home or commercial business needs water damage restoration services, our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Intrusion Problem in Destin?

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

A cracked foundation shows water intrusion damage. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in Okaloosa County.

Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams respond to water damage emergencies in Destin 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. You can prevent water from entering your home from an outside source by inspecting your home’s exterior for any place where water can enter the house and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check your rain gutters and remove any debris that may be clogging them
  • Check your downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the house
  • Gutter guards are an excellent way to prevent clogs and water intrusion into the house
  • Check your sprinkler systems and make sure they are not spraying water into the house and that water is not pooling around the home’s foundation
  • Make sure water drains away from the building.Water is invasive and will easily find its way into a structure when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is already saturated by rainwater, the water may enter the foundation wall through cracks.

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Damage Reconstruction Services in Seaside?

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

A new floor is installed to replace a water-damaged floor. We provide rebuilding services in Walton County.

Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams are trained and certified by the  Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to restore water damage quickly and efficiently. The final step in the water damage restoration process is rebuilding and replacing damaged parts of the home or business. Here is some information from our website describing these services:

Repairs and Minor Building Services

The following building and repair services may be necessary to restore your home to pre-water damage condition. 

  • Drywall Removal and Installation
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Painting
  • Carpet Repair and Installation

Building Services and Reconstruction

We can simplify the restoration process by mitigating the initial water damage and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company managing the entire process can save time and keep costs low. We can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Emergency water Removal Services Saves Time and Money in Destin?

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

A carpet and carpet pad are pulled back to inspect for water damage. We use industrial-grade extraction equipment to remove water quickly in Okaloosa County.

Water can cause damage to a structure in as little as one to two hours. Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport teams use powerful water extraction equipment to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property in Destin.

Here is some information from our website about our water removal process:

Move-Out and Pack-Out Services

When your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, we can conduct an organized and efficient move of your belongings to protect your belongings from further damage.

Emergency Water Removal

We use industrial-grade water extraction equipment to remove most of the water. This helps the drying time and prevents secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation
  • Infrared cameras find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.

  • Inspect Carpet Pad and Remove If Needed
  • Inspect Carpet and Remove If Needed

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What is the Process For Efficiently Restoring Water Damage in Freeport?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

A person is standing in muddy water. We restore water damage in Walton County “Like it never even happened.”

Every day, 14,000 people in the United States experience a water damage emergency at home or work. Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team responds to more water damage emergencies than any other form of property damage in Freeport. Here is the restoration process we follow for every loss:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Failed Supply Line Causes Flooding in Seaside Home?

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

New supply line hoses and pipe fittings are shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in Walton County.

Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to restore water damage quickly and efficiently. Routine inspection of your appliance water supply lines may prevent severe water damage. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety offers these helpful tips for maintaining your appliance supply lines:

  • Look for signs the supply hose may be ready to fail—blisters in the hose, worn tubing, stress cracks, or a loose connection
  • Replace the supply hose with a reinforced steel braided hose if it shows any sign of wear
  • Tighten the connection if it feels loose. The most common site of failure is near the connection where the hose bends.
  • Replace supply hoses every five years, even if there is no obvious deterioration or wear. Some signs of deterioration may occur from the inside out and may not be visible until it is too late. When replacing washing machine supply hoses, always choose a reinforced steel braided hose over the traditional un-reinforced rubber hose. These hoses will last longer and are far less likely to result in a catastrophic water loss.

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Should My Water-Damaged Belongings Be Professionally Cleaned in Seaside?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

Clean clothes and bedding are shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Do you know that many forms of water damage contain contaminated water? Water damage can happen at any time and seep into and damage everything in its path. Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team provides many specialty cleaning services to clean and restore water-damaged household belongings. We pretest every item to ensure we are using the most effective cleaning method. Depending on what we are cleaning, we may use any of the following methods to restore your belongings to pre-water damage conditions:

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

Call Us!

When your Seaside home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, our local team in Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is Here to Help ® Our technicians typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help. We’ll clean and restore your water-damaged belongings “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will I Know If I Have Hidden Water Damage in Destin?

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

Paint bubbling on a wall indicates water damage. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in Okaloosa County.

Our Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team witnesses the damage that water can do to a structure. Even a small leak can become a big problem if it is not addressed quickly. Here are some of the signs of water damage:

Flaking, cracking, or bubbling paint or drywall

Water seeping behind a wall will cause this to happen.

Wet areas or water pooling on the floor

You probably have hidden water damage if you notice water on your floor with nothing to attribute it to.

Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling

Look for discoloration on your walls or ceiling both inside and outside your home.

Visible dripping water you can see but dripping where it should not be

If you see any signs of water leaks, it may be a symptom of a bigger problem somewhere in your plumbing systems.

  • Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling
  • Wet areas or water pooling on the floor
  • Flaking, cracking, or bubbling paint or drywall
  • Hearing the sound of running water that you can’t place
  • Hearing the sound of dripping water that you can’t locate
  • Visible dripping water you can see but dripping where it should not be
  • Significant increase in your water bill for no known reason
  • Strong, damp, musky odors
  • Visible mold growing 

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Damage Tips While Waiting For Help to Arrive in Freeport?

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Water floods a floor from a broken water heater. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team has restored water damage of all types in Freeport over the years. Here are some tips from our website for things you should and should not do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place
  • Hang furs and leather goods
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Protecting Home from Water Damage in Seaside?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A woman uses her phone to call a repair person to fix her plumbing. We restore water damage in Okaloosa County 24-hours a day!

Water damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. Our local Destin, Seaside, and Freeport team has been restoring water damage in Seaside for over twenty years. Here is some information from the Insurance Information Institute on maintaining and understanding your indoor plumbing systems.

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Every year, make it a practice to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers. You may also want to invest in a water leak monitoring and shut-off system that can alert you to any leakage issues. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs.Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machineand never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Black Water Contamination in Rosemary Beach?

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

A baby is playing with toilet paper in a bathroom. We clean and restore sewer backups in Okaloosa County.

The baby did it?

I thought the kids were being quiet – too quiet. When I investigated and found them in the bathroom flushing things away, the older kids bolted, throwing the baby under the bus!

SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, Freeport’s restoration technicians have years of experience restoring areas compromised by sewer backups in Rosemary Beach. Here are the three types of water contamination we address:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, it can degrade into a category two or three

Category 2: “Gray Water”

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three 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.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us!

When you need sewage cleanup and restoration services for your Rosemary Beach home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Destin, Seaside, Freeport is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 850-267-0746.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Is Water Damage, And What Areas Are Most Susceptible to Damage?

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Home damaged by water and storm Has your Destin home sustained critical water and storm damage? Our pros at SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport can help!

Water Damage and The Areas That Are Most Susceptible Water Damage. 

There are a huge variety of problems that homes face, both new and old. More often than not, water damage and water related issues can stem from anywhere, from failures in the plumbing, to flood waters, structural defects, or due to faulty city mains (which are the homeowner's responsibility to maintain and fix). Luckily, there are solutions for virtually any water damage, no matter where you live. The problem is that water damage leads to a loss of personal property, contaminants, and even refuse, sewer, and other foul materials that combine with the water. 

Why Water Damage is Such A Big Deal 

Water damage in Santa Rosa Beach is all but inevitable. Many homes are near the beach, lay in coastal areas, or have old piping and plumbing. In these situations, there are many different aspects of your home and property that suffer from these kinds of losses. Water damage restoration is a very time sensitive issue, and the most important thing is determining the extent of the damage to your home. That's where SERVPRO comes in; we deliver timely and efficient services to ensure that your property is restored in the most efficient manner possible. 

There are several areas of the home that are more susceptible to water damage than others: 

Wood and Sheet Rock Wall Boards and Ceilings 

Wood and wallboards rot quickly. Sometimes, especially in humidity, wood and gypsum wall boards can warp, rot, weaken and swell within just hours of exposure. Sheetrock further deteriorates with water exposure as it dissolves, stains, weakens, and falls away from the joists and frames of your wall until it's moldy and ruined. 

Carpets, Furniture, Clothes, or Appliances 

Your carpets, furniture, clothing, and appliances are often the most expensive damages associated with water damage because they're difficult to restore. Often, the original quality of the material determines the ability to restore it; and your fabrics will still probably be damaged due to being completely saturated. 

Cabinets, Framing, Doors, and Joists 

Often, restoration includes many different elements of a home's structure. Many repairs are localized, but immense and costly. When the damages are associated with flooding, the results are often more severe (and can cause health issues if the warning signs of water damage are ignored). These types of damages can be a serious disaster, costing homeowners thousands in essential repairs. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is centrally located to take care of any problems in the area. We're also locally owned and operated, helping customers just like you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need help dealing with water damage, just give us a call at (850) 267-0746. 

How to Keep Your Destin Carpeting on Solid Footing After Water Damage

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

Green Fleet Truck outside of Commercial Building Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with the latest restoration equipment to remove water from your home.

Is Removing my Carpet the Right Answer? Water Damage & Removal in Destin

Arriving at home after a long day at work should be peaceful and prepare us for the evening ahead. However, when you arrive to find your Destin home flooded because your water heater or washing machine broke the peace, and you need to find help fast. The longer water stands on your floors and furniture, the more you risk for loss increases, so call a professional team as soon as you spot the problem.  

For water removal in Destin, SERVPRO is here to help you. Because we know emergencies happen at all hours, our team is available 24/7 to respond to your call and travel to your home to take action. Upon arrival, we quickly examine the extent of the damage and seek to preserve those items that are salvageable while installing proper equipment to extract water from the premises. If the water is deep, we may use submersible pumps, or we may use handheld equipment to reach tucked away corners and crevices. Moisture sensors and meters continuously inform us of our progress and help us adjust our efforts accordingly.

One frequent concern our SERVPRO team faces is what to do with water damaged carpets. For the most part, our drying equipment can handle the complete drying of your carpets, and we can mitigate your losses by restoring it to the preloss condition. We utilize dehumidifiers and air movers to speed up the drying process and prevent the proliferation of any bacteria that may be lingering in standing waters. When this is not possible, we work with you to remove and dispose of the carpet and prepare the area for future repairs. Rest assured that our experience and knowledge allow us to make an informed decision when debating the future of your carpets.  

SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is here to help with all your water removal needs. Just call us at (850) 267-0746 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Why Does Humidity Matter with Water Leaks in Destin?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking from machine Water damage, if not cleaned up properly, can lead to other devastating effects to your home. Contact SERVPRO immediately for quick remediation.

SERVPRO Monitors Drying Conditions for Your Destin, Seaside, and Freeport Homes to Mitigate Water Damage

Following unwanted water exposure, adequately drying the impacted rooms in your Destin, Seaside, and Freeport homes becomes of utmost priority. Being near the beach, you have to deal with higher-than-average humidity levels even without excessive levels of moisture. Adding to the humidity with a leak can cause extensive harm if not tended to right away.  Understanding the importance of humidity levels helps property owners understand some of the drying processes.

What is the Difference Between Specific and Relative Humidity?

Attaining the proper humidity levels in your Santa Rosa Beach home enables technicians to complete the restoration process more efficiently and helps to mitigate secondary damage such as mold growth or permanently damaged drywall. Specific humidity is the actual amount of moisture in the air measured in grains of moisture per pound of air (gpp). On the other hand, relative humidity measures the amount of moisture the air can hold based on the temperature of the room.

Why Does It Help to Know Both Relative and Specific Humidity?

  • Relative humidity helps drying specialists determine optimal room temperature.
  • Technicians use a percentage range to create an RH goal between 30% and 50%.
  • Specific humidity levels change as you dry the structure, ideally decreasing.
  • Technicians can calculate specific humidity coming straight from the dehumidifier to make sure it works properly to decrease moisture levels in the air.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand the specific concepts of Psychrometry and use both relative humidity and specific humidity to determine drying goals that they measure throughout the restoration process. Our goal is to make it, "Like it never even happened."

For assistance dealing with water damage, Contact SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport at (850) 267-0746.

Whom Should Property Owners Call For Water Cleanup In Destin, Seaside, and Freeport?

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

water intrustion Does your property require water cleanup? Contact our SERVPRO team for a fast response and trained technicians. We are standing by for your call.

What Happens When Property Owners Delay To Contact SERVPRO for Water Cleanup in Seaside

Water intrusion in buildings can cause severe destruction. The excess moisture in an indoor environment can cause problems over time. If proper water extraction, decontamination, and drying are not handled on time, long-term effects can take hold of the affected property.

When you act fast by involving SERVPRO restorers, we can help you minimize the damage, and get your life back to normal within a brief period. We use advanced products and hi-tech equipment to ensure we are effective and fast. We can use quaternary compounds, a cation that we mix with nonionic detergents. The broad spectrum detergent is effective against some viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

When applying this product, SERVPRO restorers remain cautious by ensuring:

  • We wear appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Avoid spraying into HVAC systems while running
  • Make sure that we do not spray in occupied buildings.

If not handled on time, water damage can cause irreversible damage. Contact SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport for fast water cleanup to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (850) 267-0746.

Water Removal Services for Santa Rosa Beach

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding in a kitchen Regardless of the room affected, water damage and flooding needs to be dealt with right away. Contact our certified team for effective water removal.

Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

When a home has become flooded, it is crucial to call an expert company to protect your Santa Rosa Beach property right away. These professionals can help reduce the damage that is done from the water and can even help prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

When there is an emergency any time of the day or the night, a professional water damage service for Santa Rosa Beach is ready--SERVPRO. We can obtain some necessary information with your initial call and send out an inspector, and if necessary, a crew within four hours.

Initial Water Damage Inspection

When our team arrives at your property, we can begin an inspection to assess the amount of damage the water has done to the property. We search for the source of the water and turn off the supply if it is from a burst pipe. Typically, water damage caused by leaks from plumbing is not contaminated water but clean. Then time to initiate an action plan for water removal, cleanup, and restoration. We strive to dry out and restore building materials rather than tearing out and replacing them.

Our highly trained and IICRC certified technicians can begin the water extraction. We have a number of industry-grade submersible pumps as well as wet/dry vacuums to remove the water. Rapid removal reduces the chances of continued degradation. During the extraction process, the SERVPRO techs bring in air movers to increase the rate of evaporation and dehumidification equipment to capture the water vapor. This removal of moisture lessens the chance of secondary water damage to dry rooms and belongings. Depending on the degree of water intrusion, scoping and deploying equipment is expedited to mitigate damages.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport are ready 24/7 to restore your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." For help in Miramar Beach, Walton County, and the surrounding areas, call us at (850) 267-0746.

Three Steps to Successful Water Removal in Santa Rosa Beach Homes

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

Water removal tool Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to avoid further damages of you property.

SERVPRO Protocol for Santa Rosa Beach Removal of Standing Water

The Destin region of Florida is a beautiful place to own a home. However, it comes with certain risks because it is so close to the coast. The town is vulnerable to flooding, and properties do get damaged when it occurs.

Fortunately, SERVPRO is a local restoration company with years of experience. Our extraction, drying, and repair processes are designed to deal directly with damaged materials. Carpets, structural components, furniture, and even artwork, and electronics are all restorable with professional water removal practices performed by our team. Keep reading to learn more about the restoration process and why you should call SERVPRO when flooding strikes.

Immediate Actions

The first step is to identify which bits of the property have become damaged and which are at risk of harm. The distinction is important because our technicians can isolate wet areas and stop them from spreading. They use plastic sheeting to ensure that damp flood materials do not come into contact with dry ones.

Fast Draining Water Removal Tools

Motorized extractors are brought onto the site to remove significant amounts of standing water. Heavy extraction is only required if the flooding is severe enough to have left the ground floor or basement submerged. We remove as much water as possible this way because it accelerates dehumidification later.

Water Damage Remediation and Repair

Hard, non-porous surfaces get cleaned with disinfectants and detergents after the removal of standing water. Carpeting, loose tiles, and buckled flooring need lifting or removing entirely so that the support surface can be aired and dried. Down carpets are moistened with low-level disinfectant or sanitizer to minimize dust upon removal. In less severe cases, wetted carpeting can be "floated." This loosens the fabric at the perimeters, peels back a portion, and then uses air movers to increase evaporation and remove the moisture.

Wood is either left to air dry and placed in a temperature-controlled room with dehumidification equipment. Dehumidifiers require careful monitoring because the material is very sensitive to changes in humidity. If the air gets too dry, it could crack and splinter, though this is highly unusual.

SERVPRO of Destin, Seaside, and Freeport is the restoration company that you need for fast, effective water removal. You can find us in your area, and repairs are started within hours. Call us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.