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A Quick Summer Safety Review for Tampa Residents and Visitors

When we are not working on mold remediation in Tampa, we plan to be enjoying the summer fun. Summer in Tampa is sensational. The weather in Tampa is great year-round, but summer vacation provides visitors the opportunity to see why we love to call Tampa home. Whether you are a lifelong Tampa resident or a vacationer, take some time to review these tips to ensure you have a safe and fun summer.

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Not Ready to Replace Your Carpet? Here are 7 Tips for Keeping Your Carpet Looking Good

Did you know that 92% of homes have at least one carpet or rug? The carpets in your home or business do much more than provide cushion for your feet. They also add to the overall aesthetic of the space. But, they also act as filters for the space, essentially trapping all the dust, dander, and dirt that comes through the doors.

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Tips for Maintaining Rental Properties in Tampa Florida

Investing in rental properties in Tampa, Florida is a wise choice. According to Mashvisor, “In the Tampa real estate market, over half of the population (53.3%) rents their housing. Combine this wide renter pool with the 2.6 percent year-over-year rent growth, and you’ve got yourself a strong rental market in Tampa.”

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Covid-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting in Tampa

While the news of Covid-19 is winding down as people enjoy the reopening of businesses, shops and restaurants, the threat of the virus is still very present. DRIRITE is prepared to reduce the burden of cleaning and applying disinfectant many organizations and businesses in Tampa, FL are suddenly facing as an integral part of their daily routine. DRIRITE delivers the highest standards in cleaning services and is a trusted partner in the fight against the spread of Covid-19.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home Against COVID-19 in Tampa

As the world struggles with COVID-19, one thing that has become abundantly clear is the need to clean and disinfectant properly. In addition to washing our hands the correct way (for 20 seconds with warm water and soap), we also need to keep our homes clean and safe. Even while following shelter-in-place orders, there are many essential workers who must leave their homes, and then they worry about bringing home coronavirus germs.

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Visit Tampa Virtually While You are Staying at Home

During this strange and unusual time when you are being told to stay at home to stay lives, you likely miss visiting some of your favorite Tampa Bay area attractions. At Dririte, a restoration company in Tampa FL has trusted for more than 30 years, we are also missing our favorite places. That’s why we were happy to discover so many local Tampa area attractions are offering virtual tours and live streams so guests can visit virtually even though their doors may be temporarily closed.

Beach Webcams

If you are avoiding the beaches, you can always see what’s happening by viewing one of the local beach webcams. Fox 13 Tampa Bay has twelve live webcams, including Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, and Bradenton Beach. The images refresh every 60 seconds.

YMCA Online Workouts

It’s important to stay active while quarantined, but what does that look like with gyms and other public places closed? If you are missing your favorite coaches and instructors, you can check out the YMCA online workshops. On the other hand, some people are staying busy doing work around the house. If you are spending your time doing home repairs and discover mold, we offer mold removal in Tampa.

The University of Tampa

Whether you are a University of Tampa alumni or a prospective student, you can virtually tour the campus on the school’s website. The tour will take you around the beautiful campus, as well as into state-of-the-art facilities.

The Florida Aquarium

While the Florida Aquarium is closed to the public, the public can get its aquatic feel virtually through its new SEA-SPAN episodes. Audiences can tune in daily at 10 AM on their Facebook page or visit their webpage to watch all the episodes.

Zoo Tampa

You can check on your favorite zoo animals on Zoo Tampa’s Facebook page, where they are posting tons of videos of the animals enjoying their days. In addition, they are posted educational videos for parents looking for supplemental learning materials.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

One of the most popular attractions, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is doing what it can to help guests who are missing the animals and theme park fun by posting videos on Facebook. They have posted several up close and personal animal videos, including bottle feedings, as well as virtual ride experiences.

Tampa Theatre

While you can’t go see movies and art films at the landmark Tampa Theatre, you can enjoy many of their films through the Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema series. Movie lovers can purchase a ticket to view the film they are interested in, and then they have a week to stream it to their device.


MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) is currently closed to the public, but they are offering free virtual lessons on their Facebook page.

Henry B. Plant Museum

The Henry B. Plant Museum, formerly the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, is a great place to see historical artifacts from the Gilded Age. Since the museum is currently closed, visitors can enjoy the museum’s online-only exhibits.

USF Contemporary Art Museum

Enjoy the beautiful artistry of “Battin’ A Hundred,” the 2020 Graduating MFA exhibition on the USF Contemporary Art Museum’s social media platforms from the privacy of your own home.

The Florida Orchestra

While you can’t enjoy the Florida Orchestra in the concert hall, you can listen to the music from the comfort of your own home. Listeners can enjoy full recordings of concerts each Thursday evening at 7 pm on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 FM radio and online at WSMR.org. The concerts will also be available on demand.

Tampa Bay History Center

If you are curious about the history of wrestling in Tampa, then watch this Facebook video of the latest exhibit from the Tampa Bay History Center.

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Through April and May, guests are invited to join a Tuesday Hangout with the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts through the Twitch platform. Hangouts cover topics like photo journaling.

The Dali Museum

Those wanting to learn more about Salvador Dali have the opportunity to virtually tour the museum. Additionally, the museum is also offering virtual lesson plans on surrealism for educators and parents to use during this time.

The Florida Holocaust Museum

With the doors to the Florida Holocaust Museum closed, students can still find ample online resources, many of which have been implemented due to the COVID-19 crisis. For example, the museum is offering virtual classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, as well as sharing video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and artifacts online.

Glazer Children’s Museum

For parents needing to keep their kids busy, the Glazer Children’s Museum has launched GCM at Home. The online site offers fun guided learning videos, printable activity sheets, and even recipes for families to try.

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Another online resource for Tampa Bay area parents is the Great Explorations Children’s Museum. They have put together several activities for families with printables.

Morean Arts Center

Even though the public can’t enter Morean Arts Center, they can still see what is behind the doors as the museum’s curators are giving virtual tours. Plus, fans of their weekly storytime can continue enjoying storytime via YouTube.

Museum of Fine Art St. Petersburg

Online visitors can learn more about the Museum of Fine Art St. Petersburg through its social media platforms where they are posting regularly. They are also providing printables for youth.

Tampa Museum of Art

If you are missing the Tampa Museum of Art, you can get your fill virtually. The museum is offering several different online resources for museum guests, including virtual tours, live streaming events, and follow-along art-making activities.

While we are glad to know we can visit some of our favorite spots from our homes, we are looking forward to going back in person. In the meantime, if you need water damage restoration, Tampa residents can call Dririte 24/7 – even during this trying time. Flood damage in Tampa needs to be addressed immediately before the problem worsens.

Sanitation Tips for Property Managers in Tampa Facing the Coronavirus

The coronavirus COVID-19 has changed everything about the way property managers run their properties, including how often they clean. This is because COVID-19 is highly contagious, and we must do all we can to stop the spread of the virus that has already resulted in over 1 million cases in the United States.

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20 Water Activities in Tampa

With summer on the way, it means tourists are headed to the Tampa Bay area to have some fun in the sun and take advantage of the many water activities in the area. While Dririte provides mold remediation in Tampa residents seek and the water restoration residents need, they are based in Tampa, and their employees spend their days enjoying the plethora of water activities available. As residents of this beautiful tourist destination, you can trust Dririte’s recommendations for fun things to do when you visit Tampa this summer.

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Get Up Close and Personal with Wildlife in Tampa

If you are new to Tampa or just visiting, you are in for a treat. In addition to the natural beauty of the area, Tampa residents and guests have many different opportunities to get up close and personal with wildlife in Tampa.

According to the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, “A spectacular variety of wildlife lives in, above and beside Tampa Bay – from the familiar brown pelican to the secretive diamondback terrapin to the magnificent tarpon, a premier gamefish.” You can see a huge variety of birds, manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, as well as farm animals and zoo animals, in Tampa.

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This is How Tampa Will Look in Ten Years

A lot can happen in ten years. For those who have called the Tampa Bay area home for the last ten years have already seen the major growth taking place. We’ve watched our downtown rise, and then the recession flood damage in Tampa that caused it to take a long pause, and now are watching it rise again. We enjoyed sampling from the numerous restaurants and food trucks that have turned Tampa into a foodie town.

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