Recent Water Damage Posts

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!”

How Do We Handle Water Damages?

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Window with water seeping in We're Here to Help with your water damage needs!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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." 

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/

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.

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/

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.

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

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

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.

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

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