Water damage event while homeowner was out of town!!
In the featured photo you can see extensive water damage that left the floor damaged beyond repair, and visible mold present.
SERVPRO of Tallahassee would like to take the time to give our residents and community members some advice since it is summer and lots of you folks may be traveling out of town.
One of our Tallahassee residents was away from their home for a long time. During their vacancy, a water damage event occurred and went unnoticed. When the homeowner returned to their home, they found it in ruins. Ceilings had collapsed on the first floor, as water flowed from an upstairs toilet for what looks like days. The home had so much water damage inside that you could see signs of water flowing down the brick of the home on the outside. What is even worse is that the water caused damage to the HVAC system and the system shut down. At that point the home became a breading grounds for microbial growth to start forming and it did, as you can see in the picture. Of course once SERVPRO of Tallahassee received notice of the water loss and mold damage our production technicians were on site immediately and went to work to restore this Tallahassee home.
Our advice to our customers, if you go out of town, please have a trusted friend or family member or even a property manager go check on your property as frequently as possible. It is very important to catch water damages when they happen so your home suffers less damage.
Don't drive through Flood waters, turn around!!!!
Torrential rain washed away this vehicle in Escambia County
SERVPRO of Tallahassee wants our residents to stay safe, especially with the latest weather conditions. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch that remains in effect until Thursday evening across North Florida and into Georgia. Additionally, a flash flood warning has been issued by for portions of coastal Wakulla County. Just this Wednesday morning in Wakulla there was a short-lived tornado warning issued.
With an increase in rainfall in our area, you may come across dangerous roadways. If the water on the road looks deep, or you have any doubts and there is a concern for crossing, please find an alternative route to drive. Please do not drive through flood waters, TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.
You can read an article by Tallahassee Democrat if you hold the Contrl Key and click on the link provided.
If you would like to read the flash flood watch and flash flood warning issued by NWS, please follow the link below the same way.
Photo was obtained from an article by Palmbeachpost.com Click the link to read the article.
Our Employee of the Month for July 2019!!!!
Every month our team at SERVPRO of Tallahassee takes a vote for employee of the month. Our vote is comprised of a blind ballot where each of our team members are given a ballot and they vote for the individual who they feel should be recognized as employee of month. Additionally, we count customer compliments as a vote too. So each month we keep a record of compliments our team receives either as a whole or individually for that month. We tally each compliment as a vote. So, at the end of month, we not only count our own votes but essentially the votes of the community members we service as well.
With that said, SERVPRO of Tallahassee would like to take a minute to give praise to one of our highly trained production technicians, Robert Philbrick, for receiving employee of the month for the month of July. Thank you Robert for your long hours and dedication. Robert is helping bring the brand to life with his hard work and compassion shown in the field. Thank you Robert for being part of our team!!!
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we!!!
Fallen debris from collapsed ceiling on first floor after extensive water damage caused by supply line leak on second floor.
Need Emergency Service?
Call SERVPRO OF TALLAHASSEE 24/7 @850-878-8885
SERVPRO of Tallahassee provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. Our trained technicians are on standby to help restore your home.
Faster To Any Size Disaster
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. Our team arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Water Damage Timeline
- 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.
No worries - 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.
To provide peace of mind we invite you to Meet our staff – just hold Ctrl key and click on the link.
Are You Prepared for This Hurricane Season??
With Hurricane season upon us, SERVPRO of Tallahassee wants to make sure our neighbors and our community is prepared for this Hurricane season. Hurricanes can cause lots of issues for our community as we have seen these past three seasons. We want to make sure we are ready to help, and our community members are readily prepared if disaster strikes.
In 2018, The Florida panhandle was ravaged by Hurricane Michael. Michael is the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and only the fourth on record. The others are the Labor Day Hurricane in 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969. Michael is also the strongest hurricane landfall on record in the Florida Panhandle and only the second known category 5 landfall on the northern Gulf coast.
At least 74 deaths had been attributed to the storm, including 59 in the United States and 15 in Central America. Hurricane Michael caused an estimated $25.1 billion in damages, including $100 million in economic losses in Central America, damage to U.S. fighter jets with a replacement cost of approximately $6 billion at Tyndall Air Force Base, and at least $6.23 billion in insurance claims in the U.S.. Losses to agriculture alone exceeded $3.87 billion. As a tropical disturbance, the system caused extensive flooding in Central America in concert with a second disturbance over the eastern Pacific Ocean. In Cuba, the hurricane's winds left over 200,000 people without power as the storm passed to the island's west. Along the Florida panhandle, the cities of Mexico Beach and Panama City suffered the worst of Michael, with catastrophic damage reported due to the extreme winds and storm surge. Numerous homes were flattened and trees felled over a wide swath of the panhandle. A maximum wind gust of 139 mph was measured at Tyndall Air Force Base before the sensors failed. As Michael tracked across the Southeastern United States, strong winds caused extensive power outages across the region
Although we can’t prevent hurricanes from coming we do want to provide to you the information you will need to help stay safe this season. When it comes to safety we look to The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for guidance. FEMA agrees that being prepared makes sense in any emergency situation stating “Preparing Makes Sense. The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well - trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense.” So please, SERVPRO of Tallahassee urges everyone to please plan for this hurricane season and make sure you are ready!! FollowFEMA’S four steps for emergency preparednesswhich can be found by clicking the link provided. Just hold the control key and click on the link provided, you will find helpful tips from FEMA to get by in an emergency situation, as well as step by step instructions.
SERVPRO of Tallahassee will be on standby this season to help our fellow community members and our neighbors; just like we have been for the past 35 years. We are equipped with generators to keep our business going during a power outage, so we can keep helping our community. Our team is willing to work through the storms to make sure your home survives this season, and are geared with sump pumps, extractors, air movers, and other specialty equipment to insure that your home can survive this hurricane season. If you find yourself in the midst of troubling water damage this hurricane season, or if you are in need of our comprehensive services for any reason, remember you are not alone. Call our experienced staff at SERVPRO of Tallahassee at 850-878-8885, we are faster to any size disaster and we’ll make it "Like it never even happened." Just take a look at our testimonials from the years past helping our community members in need. So no worries, you are in good hands. Please stay safe everyone, and be prepared!
Picture featured was obtained from NaturalNorthFlorida.com
This mold was caused by a water damage that went unnoticed for too long!!!
SERVPRO of Tallahassee warns our residents - if you see visible mold in your home, please do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. If you are in the middle of renovating your home and you discover mold, stop. Cover the suspect microbial growth discovered with plastic if possible, and then call us immediately. DO not disturb the growth any further. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home. Let our experts come out and advise on a proper plan of action to prevent any further contamination of unaffected areas in your home. If you suspect mold in your home please follow our tips below:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Cover the affected area if possible.
- Contact SERVPRO of Tallahassee for further mold remediation services.
- 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.
SERVPRO of Tallahassee specializes in mold cleanup and restoration; in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Tallahassee is a licensed mold remediation company here local in the Tallahassee area. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. We pride ourselves in our remediation services, and frequently handle these types of situations in homes throughout North Florida and South Georgia. From St. George Island to Newton Georgia, our experts have helped clean and clear homes of microbial growth. No job is too big, or too small. If you see or suspect mold in your home, call our experts today @850-878-8885
When you're DIY becomes OMG!!
Microbial growth discovered during "DIY" project.
During a recent "DIY" renovation of a master bathroom, the homeowner discovered microbial growth behind their shower wall. The homeowner immediately turned to the mold experts at SERVPRO of Tallahassee to help remove the unhealthy microbial growth they found. Our Production Manager Robert Philbrick was first onsite to assess the damage. He took detailed report, grabbed measurements, and obtained photos for our office staff to produce a line item estimate. Steve Irving Operations Manager of SERVPRO of Tallahassee quickly went to work to produce the estimate for the homeowner. Communication was made by our Office Manager Reba McKenzie, who sent estimate and hiring documents to homeowner. The homeowner quickly responded back with a commitment to hire, and within a couple days time, destructive remediation commenced. With the help of our Knowledgeable Production Technicians, and our proven remediation process, this bathroom is cleared of Mold, and the homeowner received Post Remediation Verification by a local Mold Inspector. Now this homeowner's DIY project is back on track.