Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm Flooding and Home Air Quality

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Although water is essential to our lives, it can be devastating when it arrives in large quantities when a storm hits.  Many homeowners have experienced this as the victims of flooding.  When floodwater flows into the house, it normally brings bugs, debris, and micro-organisms with it.  SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County can be your answer.

A lesser-known problem accompanying flooding, however, is the damage it does to the air quality in a home.  When items become wet for over 48 hours, they tend to become moldy.  Mold spores are not limited to the areas upon which they rest.  They float throughout the air and are easily inhaled.

Additionally, floodwater is usually rampant with micro-organisms which may present a health hazard.  These organisms are likely to penetrate into porous materials and may later be released into air or other water.  High humidity and ongoing moisture provide an ideal environment for these organisms to grow.  As time goes on, long-term humidity may also foster the growth of dust mites, which are a major cause of asthma and allergic reactions.

Drying out the flooded house is not a quick process.  This is where our trained technicians at SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County come into play.  It can take several weeks.  Materials such as carpet cannot be adequately dried out and cleaned for future use.  These will need to be discarded.  Doors and windows should be opened.  Cabinet and closet doors should also be opened.  Cabinet drawers should be opened as well.  Otherwise, they will likely swell and be difficult to open later.  Dehumidifiers are very helpful in lowering the level of moisture.  If the air conditioner was under water, it should be cleaned before being run.  Otherwise, it will likely blow contaminants into the house.

Appliances which are affected by floodwaters should be inspected by a professional before being used again.

Homeowners who live in a flood-prone area should also store hazardous household materials on higher shelves, in an effort to keep them dry in the event of a flood.  If these products mix with the floodwater, additional health hazards may result. 

If you are dealing with mold that resulted from a flood, we recommend that you call SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County immediately.  We have offices in Navarre, Pace/Milton, and Gulf Breeze, Florida.  We are here 24/7.  

Disaster Response Teams

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

For over 23 years, SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County has assisted property owners with repairs and cleanup to their homes and businesses following catastrophic storms. The damage caused by tornadoes and hurricanes, can range from missing shingles, broken windows, and water damage to complete destruction.

Our Disaster Recover Teams and certified technicians can help you minimize further damages, safely secure your property and begin the cleanup and restoration process. You can count on SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County's Disaster Recovery Response Teams to be in the area following hail storms, tornadoes, large thunderstorms, hurricanes or flash floods to help you with all of your property repair needs. From removing fallen trees to securing windows and doors, no job is too big or too small.  We can take on the job from start to finish and make it look "Like it never even happened."  We have offices in Navarre, Pace/Milton, and Gulf Breeze, Florida, for quick response time 24/7.  HERE TO HELP!

Storm Flooding and Home Air Quality

10/12/2019 (Permalink)

Although water is essential to our lives, it can be devastating when it arrives in large quantities when a storm hits.  Many homeowners have experienced this as the victims of flooding.  When floodwater flows into the house, it normally brings bugs, debris, and micro-organisms with it.  SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County can be your answer.

A lesser-known problem accompanying flooding, however, is the damage it does to the air quality in a home.  When items become wet for over 48 hours, they tend to become moldy.  Mold spores are not limited to the areas upon which they rest.  They float throughout the air and are easily inhaled.

Additionally, floodwater is usually rampant with micro-organisms which may present a health hazard.  These organisms are likely to penetrate into porous materials and may later be released into air or other water.  High humidity and ongoing moisture provide an ideal environment for these organisms to grow.  As time goes on, long-term humidity may also foster the growth of dust mites, which are a major cause of asthma and allergic reactions.

Drying out the flooded house is not a quick process.  This is where our trained technicians at SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County come into play.  It can take several weeks.  Materials such as carpet cannot be adequately dried out and cleaned for future use.  These will need to be discarded.  Doors and windows should be opened.  Cabinet and closet doors should also be opened.  Cabinet drawers should be opened as well.  Otherwise, they will likely swell and be difficult to open later.  Dehumidifiers are very helpful in lowering the level of moisture.  If the air conditioner was under water, it should be cleaned before being run.  Otherwise, it will likely blow contaminants into the house.

Appliances which are affected by floodwaters should be inspected by a professional before being used again.

Homeowners who live in a flood-prone area should also store hazardous household materials on higher shelves, in an effort to keep them dry in the event of a flood.  If these products mix with the floodwater, additional health hazards may result. 

If you are dealing with mold that resulted from a flood, we recommend that you call SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County immediately.  We have offices in Navarre, Pace/Milton, and Gulf Breeze, Florida.  We are here 24/7.  

When Storms or Floods hit Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Navarre and surrounding areas, SERVPRO is ready!

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Storm Trailer for Storm Disaster Relief Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Pace, Milton, Navarre, Gulf Breeze and surrounding areas.

SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County 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 SERVPRO Santa Rosa County, 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 [[Click to your disaster recovery page]] that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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SERVPRO Storm Emergency Restoration

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County, we know what a difficult time this is for you and your family after a storm destroys your home. That ’s why we’ll do everything possible to get your property back to normal quickly. Our team has the experience to handle all kinds of storm cleanup, and our commitment to your total satisfaction means you can expect impressive results.

Getting your life back in order after a devastating storm takes time. From property repairs to storm debris cleanup, the process can be frustrating, physically taxing, and time-consuming. But we can help. At SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County, we assist property owners with cleanup after damaging storms immediately.  We are here to help you in your time of need.  We are open 24/7.

SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County-Your LOCAL Storm Restoration Company!

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

As a homeowner, the prospect of having to watch your home and all of the time, money, and memories that you have invested into it get damaged or destroyed by a passing storm is something that can make your blood curdle, but everyday, all of the country, there are homeowners who see this nightmare become a reality, and the recovery process isn't always an easy one. Rebuilding your home and your life in the wake of a particularly devastating storm is a long and arduous process, and it can be both difficult and painful at times, but it doesn't have to be. Here at SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County, we believe that you have been through enough, and we are making it our mission to ensure that you have the help and support you need to get through this difficult time and to completely restore your home. At Disaster Response Group, we are a fully storm restoration service provider for home and business owners all over the country, and as such, we offer a wide variety of high quality restoration services to ensure you get what you need to get you and your family's lives back to normal in the wake of a devastating storm.  We are open 24/7 for your convenience!  HERE TO HELP!

SERVPRO Storm Emergency Restoration

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County, we know what a difficult time this is for you and your family after a storm destroys your home. That ’s why we’ll do everything possible to get your property back to normal quickly. Our team has the experience to handle all kinds of storm cleanup, and our commitment to your total satisfaction means you can expect impressive results.

Getting your life back in order after a devastating storm takes time. From property repairs to storm debris cleanup, the process can be frustrating, physically taxing, and time-consuming. But we can help. At SERVPRO of Santa Rosa County, we assist property owners with cleanup after damaging storms immediately.  We are here to help you in your time of need.  We are open 24/7.