When Disaster Strikes – Call A Professional Restoration Company

When a storm, fire or water causes damage to your home, it can be difficult to know what action to take firs. Where and how does one begin the cleanup? The best step to take when it comes to reclaiming your home, is contacting a professional restoration service.

Storm Damage

Large storm systems and hurricanes can leave massive damage in their wake. Wind damage – whether from the wind itself or debris tossed about by it’s force can cause roof damage – which can leave your home susceptible to water damage. A leaky roof makes way for water and structural damage.

Fire and Smoke Damage

Professional restoration cleanup is imperative if your home has been damaged by fire and smoke. The affected areas can be treated, removed and remediated. However, smoke can leave minute particles behind that sink into tight spaces, that can cause an unwelcome stench in your home. The ever-present smoke damage also opens you to health risks – because long term exposure can contribute to respiratory issues.

Water Damage

Flooding from storms or water damage from leaky pipes or appliances can cause great damage to the structure of your home. However, there is more than one type of damage that can be left by water. Aside from the obvious damage to the contents of your home, there is the added risk of mold growth later. Time is crucial in water damage remediation. The sooner you get your home cleaned and dried out – the lower the risk of long term damage.

Seek Help Immediately

No matter what type of damage has occurred to your home, don’t wait to begin the cleanup process. The sooner you bring a professional in to help, the sooner your home will be returned to the haven is was before damage was sustained.

Water Damage Restoration

If you experience any kind of water damage to your property you need to have your home properly dried out to prevent mold and further damages. Moisture left behind will be a breeding ground for mold to develop. Once you have mold you will have another issue to deal with. Time is of the essence when it comes to water damage. Mold growth can begin within the first 24-48 hours after the water makes contact.

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When you are looking for a company to restore your property from water damage make sure they are certified. Look for a company that offers emergency water extraction, structural drying and thermal imaging. Hiring a company that is ill equipped and unskilled can lead to more costly repairs in the future. Be cautious when you are looking for a restoration company.

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Thermal Imaging and Structural Drying – Vital Parts of Water Damage Restoration


When your home experiences a flood or any other type of water damage you need to get the water extracted as soon as possible.  Once the water is extracted thermal imaging plays an important role in detecting the source of a leak and any water that was not extracted. It also is a great tool to have to ensure the job was done correctly when it’s completed. Taking thermal images after the restoration is completed will confirm that all water has been removed from your home.

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Structural drying requires the necessary technology, equipment and staff competence to do the work correctly. Structural drying prevents secondary water damage to your property. This includes damages to furniture, books, artwork and mold development. Such damages are brought about by moisture remaining on walls, floors, carpets and furniture. Structural drying does not necessarily include destruction. Structural drying is done thru the use of equipment such as turbo drying fans and dehumidifiers. Accurate thermal imaging and fast structural drying will be able to bring your water damaged property back to its pre-damaged state.

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Water Damage Restoration by PRS

Professional Restoration Services of Tampa Bay, Inc. has the latest technology in thermal imaging and necessary equipment for structural drying. Efficient drying is a vital part in the restoration process. PRS has the professional capacity to identify wet areas of your property and provide drying efficiently. PRS is available to begin restoration to your home 24 hours, 7 days a week. The faster PRS mitigates and dries your property, the faster things go back to normal. PRS is dedicated to provide honest and efficient service to those in need.


Water Damage and Mold Remediation

Water is essential in our everyday lives, however, it also can be destructive. Water can cause costly repairs for any property owner and can diminish the value of your property. Water damage can originate from a number of sources such as bad weather to a broken pipe. If your property experiences any kind of water damage it is always safe to contact a certified professional water damage restoration specialist. It is also wise to always do your research to make sure the restoration specialist your contacting is actually certified and is able to tackle all of your needs.
Helpful Tips about Water Damage
Water damage is both dangerous and expensive. Water damage can lead to mold and mildew growth. Mold can be undetected at first and can begin to grow as early as 48 hours if water is not removed properly. Below is a list of helpful tips about water damage:
  • Prompt action is vital if unwanted water floods your home.  It will only take minutes for water damage to begin and losses to incur. Contacting a certified water damage restoration specialist would be ideal in this situation.
  • You should always carefully examine your homeowner’s insurance policy to insure that you are covered for flood damage and get the specifics on what they do and do not cover. Please note: Most homeowner’s insurance policies DO NOT cover flood damage.
  1. Water damage coverage and flood damage coverage are two different things.Water Damage: Understanding what types of water damage are covered by your homeowners insurance and how to file a claim are essential when calling Florida your home. Water damage is considered to occur when water damages your home before the water comes in contact with the ground.
  2. Flood Damage: Generally, damage caused by water that has been on the ground at some point before damaging your home is considered to be flood damage.
  • It is important to note that flood insurance and homeowners insurance do not duplicate coverage for water damage. Instead, they complement each other.
  • Should you have any questions contact an attorney or if your claim is being denied
  • Contacting your insurance agent to file a claim, separating damaged property from undamaged property and documenting evidence of the water damage are vital steps to take.

Restoration Services
Hiring a certified restoration specialist that specializes in water damage restoration and mold remediation can save you from health issues and more stress down the road. Attempting to repair a home by yourself that has water damage can result in injury and costly mistakes. Do your homework before hiring anyone to look at your home. The first 24-48 hours are the most crucial in mitigating property losses. Your home needs to be dried properly in an urgent matter to prevent secondary damages from occurring. When water damage or flooding occurs water can be trapped in hard to reach areas of your home. Hiring a restoration specialist that is equipped with proper equipment is essential in assuring that your structure is dried properly.
What is Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation?
Both water damage restoration and mold remediation are important processes when it comes to your home and experiencing any kind of unwanted water. Water damage restoration is the process of restoring a property back to pre-loss condition after sustaining any level of water damage. Water damage restoration is needed from a small leak to a flooded road rushing into your home. When your property experiences any kind of water damage mold usually follows right behind the water. Even when you think you have cleaned up all visible water and everything is dry there may still be water invisible to the human eye that leaked into a crack.
Mold growth is a result to an over exposure to moisture. Given the right conditions mold will grow and will grow quickly. Hiring a certified restoration professional that is licensed to assess mold is not only smart for the value of your home but most importantly your health. Once mold is assessed the process of remediation needs to take place. Mold Remediation is the process of solving the source and removing the mold. Again, it is just as important to insure that you are hiring a licensed mold remediation professional as it is for water damage restoration.  Proper equipment and knowledge is key when it comes to treating and removing mold from your home.
Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation by PRS
When in or near the Tampa Bay area, you can always trust PRS to provide quick response and efficient handling of all of your water damage needs. Professional Restoration Services of Tampa Bay, Inc.  is duly licensed by the government to perform such activities. We are licensed in Mold Remediation #MRSR102 and Mold Assessor #MRSR236. Mold Remediation license is a privilege given to PRS because of the system and technology they are able to provide.  We are also equipped with the latest technology in thermal imaging. We have the capacity of identifying water sources and areas of trapped moisture that are not visible to the human eye. If a home has water damage a combination of structural drying and thermal imaging is the most efficient way to treat the damage. We are fully equipped to provide both of those services.
We are available 24/7 to assist you when disaster strikes. PRS can automatically bill your insurance company or we do accept a credit card if the loss isn’t covered by insurance. The faster we mitigate and dry your property, the faster things go back to normal.

Structural Drying

Structural Drying has evolved over the years. Structural drying has become a science with many techniques that prevent secondary water damage to your property. Secondary damage, unlike immediate water damage brings in the progressive damage effects of water. This includes damages to furniture, books, artwork, and the infamous mold. This is brought about by moisture remianing on walls, floors, carpets and furniture.

Structural drying includes many processes which can only be exclusively done by professional restoration providers. Professional restoration processes such as structural drying requires the necessary technology, equipment and staff competence to do the work correctly.

Structural Drying does not necessarily include destruction. Structural drying is the drying of a structure. Drying is done thru the use of equipment such as turbo drying fans and dehumidifiers – equipment used for drying without doing any work of disassembling walls, floors and furniture.

Structural Drying by PRS

PRS – Professional Restoration Services of Tampa Bay, Inc. makes it a point to provide structural drying as part of their water damage restoration routines. Structural drying from PRS ensures that moisture is completely brought down to the right level where damage and mold growth cannot continue.

PRS uses the most cost effective means of Structural drying that modern science has. PRS provides the fastest and most efficient dry outs in the industry. Proper application of science like Psychometry and Vortex Drying methods are used to acquire the best results – doing the process “outside in”.

Saving Cost with Structural Drying

Quickly drying structural materials will also be a cost saver. Most construction materials will regain its previous form and strength when properly dried. This is to say that water damage restoration actually begins with water cleanup/mitigation and drying.

The latest technology brings forth new processes that are very beneficial for Water damage restoration. Cost for new materials and work is minimized with the proper processes. This brings forth a lot of advantages for the clients. With cost effective methods on structural drying such as those used by PRS, there’s less stress and inconvenience.

Water Damage and Structural Drying

The technology of structural drying is actually a direct effect of water damage. Structural drying a few decades ago was actually done with the “normal drying techniques” where heating and wiping was the main action items. Science was applied poorly and settling for the trial and error methods.

Structural drying today brings in more technology. To help home owners, Professional restoration providers brings about faster drying techniques that are far more efficient. Structural drying can target smaller areas that have been proven to have moisture problems. This is done through thermal imaging which accurate identifies moisture heavy areas.

Structural Drying Is Your Best Bet for a Complete Water Damage Remediation

Structural drying is a process that every property should undergo after flooding or any kind of inflicted water damage. Without structural drying, further damages are attained because of the hidden moisture in materials.

When in need of any structural drying, PRS is ready to respond 24 hours and 7 days a week. We are ready to help.