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Commercial Cleaning Services Keep Crestview Businesses Looking Their Best?

2/7/2023 (Permalink)

A clean, modern office is shown. We provide commercial cleaning services in Okaloosa County.

How Often Should I Have My Commercial Building Deep Cleaned?

Our local Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team recommends deep cleaning commercial properties at least once a year. Over time, floors can begin to look dull, and so can upholstered furniture. Light fixtures get dusty, and offices can start to smell stale. If you inspected further, would you notice dirty ceilings, windows, window treatments, door frames, and common areas?

Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to perform a variety of cleaning services to keep your commercial business or home looking great. Over time, the cleaning products can build up and leave a film that requires professional help to remove. We offer a full range of specialty deep cleaning services to keep your business looking and smelling its best.

Commercial Cleaning Services

  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

We have extensive experience working in all kinds of business settings and buildings:

  • 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 and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home in Crestview needs commercial cleaning services, our Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team can help. Call us today at 850-772-0686.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Equipment is Used to Remove Smoke Damage in Paxton?

1/31/2023 (Permalink)

A firefighter stands in a smoke-filled room. We restore fire damage 24 hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our local Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team uses several methods to remove smoke odor and residue as follows:

Air Scrubber or Filter

  • A heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier can capture larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator

  • An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging

  • Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

  • A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification

  • Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor

Call Us Today!

When your home or business in Crestview needs fire damage restoration services, our Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team can help. Call us today at 850-772-0686.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Happens During the Water Damage Inspection and Assessment Process in Crestview?

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

A baseboard is removed, exposing water damage in a home. We are leaders in water damage restoration in Okaloosa County.

Our local Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team conducts a thorough inspection and assessment of the water damage when we arrive at your Crestview home. This includes taking photographs of all affected areas and creating a moisture map of affected materials. We document all affected materials like sheetrock, flooring, and studs. 

Identify and Stop the Water Source

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.

  • Stop the Source
  • Check for Contaminated Water

Identify the Type of Water

We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The water contamination level will affect the specific restoration processes we use.

Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will inspect for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.

  • Survey Damage
  • Complete Safety Inspection

Move or Block Furniture

We move furniture, property contents, and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpets.

  • Block Furniture

Call Us Today!

When your home or business in Crestview needs water damage restoration services, our Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team can help. Call us today at 850-772-0686.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Are The Top Causes of Water Damage in Chipley?

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

A pipe on top of a water heater is leaking. We are leaders in property damage restoration in Okaloosa County.

Our local Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team has been restoring water damage in Chipley for over twenty years. Most of our emergency service calls are water damage-related. Our technicians are highly trained and certified to restore water damage using powerful, industrial-grade water extraction and drying equipment. According to industry estimates,14,000 people in the United States experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day.

The most common causes of water damage are:

  • Severe weather
  • Clogged gutters
  • Leaking pipes
  • Washing machine water supply line leaks
  • Condensation from air conditioners
  • Blocked drains
  • Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
  • Leaking water heaters

Here are some more facts about water damage:

  • 37 percent of homeowners in the United States claim to have suffered losses from water damage
  • 5 billion is the annual cost to insurance companies from water damage and mold in the United States
  • $6975 is the average cost of a home water damage insurance claim
  • The average age of failed washing machine supply line hoses is 8.7 years
  • 75 percent of water heaters fail before they are 12 years old

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Chipley needs water damage restoration services, our Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team can help. Call us today at 850-772-0686.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Space Heater Safety Tips for the Workplace in Crestview?

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

A space heater warms a room. We are leaders in commercial property damage restoration in Okaloosa County.

Space heaters take the chill out of offices in the winter mornings. Our local Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team wants everyone to be safe around heating equipment and offers these space heater safety tips from Travelers Insurance:

Employers without a formal policy prohibiting space heaters should provide guidelines for safe use.

  • Use of space heaters should not be allowed unless supervisor or management approval is provided before use
  • Units that have been listed or labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as UL (Underwriters Laboratories), CSA (Canadian Standards Association), or ETL (Intertek) should be the only space heaters permitted for use
  • Keep at least 36 inches of clearance around every space heater and only use them in areas free of flammable liquids and easily ignited or combustible materials
  • Proper placement of the space heater is important. Be sure it is not in a high-traffic area or where it may become a tripping hazard.
  • If using an electric space heater, ensure electrical cords and plugs are not frayed or damaged. Always plug the heater directly into the wall outlet, and be sure the power cord is not crossing a walkway. Never use extension cords or power strips, as these could overheat and lead to a fire.
  • Space heaters should be turned off when the employee leaves the room or area of the heater and unplugged at the end of the day

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home in Crestview has fire damage, our Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team can help. Call us today at 850-772-0686.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

January Tornadoes in DeFuniak Springs?

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

A tornado has touched down in a residential area’s green space. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Washington County.

Our local team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley team has been responding to water damage emergencies for over twenty years. This time last year, a possible tornado touched down by Bellini Road. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office reported that the tornado touched down and hopped across the road, pulling some roofs off several mobile homes.

Florida is one of the most active states for tornadoes, averaging 60 twisters a year. According to Florida Disaster, summer season tornadoes (June-September) typically occur along strong sea breeze boundary collisions and from tropical cyclones. Spring season tornadoes (February-May) can be more powerful and deadly as they are spawned from severe supercells along a squall line ahead of a cold front. These types of tornadoes are also possible in the fall and winter months (October-January). Florida tornado climatology shows us that strong to violent tornadoes are just as likely to occur after midnight as they are in the afternoon.

Call Us Today!

Tornadoes and other storms often occur with little advanced warning. When you have a storm damage emergency in your home or commercial business in Defuniak Springs, our team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-772-0686.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Burst Pipe Floods Home in Chipley?

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

A burst pipe is leaking water. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Washington County.

Our local team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley has been restoring water damage in Chipley for over twenty years. We aim for five-star reviews in all that we do for our valued customers. Here is a recent Google review from one of our water damage customers:

“Our house flooded due to a burst pipe. The crew showed up quickly to help remove the water and start deconstruction. Tim oversaw the reconstruction, and we couldn’t have been in better hands. He was quick to respond to any call or text and was on site every day, making sure everything was done correctly. I highly recommend SERVPRO if you have water damage to your home, and I hope you are lucky enough to have Tim looking after you.” Ryan Duval

Service: Water damage-related cleanup & repair

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

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!

When you have water damage in your home or commercial business, our team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-772-0686.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Warehouse in Crestview? 

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded warehouse is shown. We respond to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Walton County.

When your commercial business experiences water damage, our local team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley has been restoring water damage for Crestview businesses for over twenty years. We know that every day your business is closed is a day of lost productivity and revenue, so we will get your business back up and running quickly and with minimal disruption to your employees and customers. 

Our technicians have the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience to restore commercial properties in Crestview to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently. We use powerful water extraction equipment to pull hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from flooded properties quickly.  

Powerful Water Extraction Equipment 

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your property. 

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal 

Drying Equipment 

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture. 

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace 
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air 

Call Us Today! 

When you have water damage in your commercial business or home, our team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-772-0686. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated. 

Christmas Tree Fire in DeFuniak Springs Home?

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

A lit Christmas tree is shown in a home. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Walton County.

Christmas tree fires can get out of hand quickly. Our local team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley wants everyone to have a safe and fire-damage-free Christmas holiday in DeFuniak Springs. Here are some Christmas tree safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association: 

PICKING THE TREE  

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched  

PLACING THE TREE 

  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2 inches from the base of the trunk 
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents, or lights 
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit 
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.  

LIGHTING THE TREE 

  • Use lights that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use. 
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect. 
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree 
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed 

Call Us Today! 

When you have fire damage in your home or business, our team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-772-0686. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated. 

What Happens During the Water Removal Process in DeFuniak Springs?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

A water heater has failed and flooded a floor. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Walton County.

Water is invasive and can cause damage to a structure in as little as one to two hours if left unmitigated. Our local team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley uses powerful water extraction equipment to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property in DeFuniak Springs.

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 the 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 you have water damage in your home or business, our local team in Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and Chipley is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-772-0686.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.