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High School Vandalism

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial High School Vandalism Before the cleaning

Mt. Dora Florida Experiences Vandalism at its High School


When any structure is vandalized a stressful situation may result for those in charge of maintaining the building(s).


This was the case when a high school in our area was stolen from during a recent breaking and entering. The loss of valuable items was not the only damage that the school suffered the thieves also chose to break doors and glass as well as to set off fire extinguishers in multiple rooms.


The result was disruptive to the students and disheartening to the community at large.


The schools hard working and dedicated staff made the wise decision to call on SERVPRO of Lake County to deal with the hazardous conditions.


Many of our employees are alumni of the school and so took particular pride in being a part of the project.


The certified technicians at SERVPRO of Lake County utilized their advanced training and hard work to rid the areas of glass and powder. Within days the offices and locker rooms involved were transformed from unsafe disaster areas to sparkling clean hazard free spaces that could once again be used to facilitate the quality education of kids in Mt. Dora.

Vandalism

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Vandalism Before SERVPRO of Lake County performed their magic!

In October of 2017 the SERVPRO of Lake County team had the privilege of responding to a call from a home in Clermont, FL that had been severely vandalized.


After a nearby relative conducted a routine inspection of the beautiful seasonal lake front home it was discovered that it had been occupied by vandals for weeks.


The roughly 3,448 square foot home was filled with broken glass, spilled wine and finger print powder. Personal items with high monetary and sentimental value such as clothes, artwork and memorabilia were scattered and broken. A 6 person crew worked hard for 2 full days to clean and sanitize the structure and contents.


This process included doors, cabinets, vanities, trim, windows, hard furniture, upholstered furniture, dish ware and all miscellaneous salvageable contents.  


It always feels good to return a home to its pre loss condition but at the completion of this project it felt particularly satisfying as the homeowners had experienced an acute sense of violation as a result of the home invasion.


They expressed deep appreciation for our hard work letting us know that our thoroughness and reliability helped alleviate their stress.


We of course were grateful that they had chosen us to come and perform the work.

Flood Waters in Mount Dora

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood Waters in Mount Dora Flood damage after a bad storm.

Spring rain is a welcome phenome here in central Florida as it dampens the landscape that has become very dry during the arid winter months and therefore decreases the risk of wildfires. 


Occasionally these seasonal showers may become a major deluge that can very quickly lead to flooding in low lying areas causing water to enter buildings.


In April of 2017 many Lake County Florida homes and business owners scrambled to form a plan of action after suffering major water damage from the flooding that resulted from a severe rain storm.


As a result SERVPRO of Lake County responded to over 10 emergency water loss calls in one evening.


One house in particular had major water intrusion occur when the water in the backyard failed to drain properly.


Upon arrival the SERVPRO of Lake County team began to extract water from the home. The equipment set included 3 dehumidifiers and 1 air scrubber.


Because the water was from outside and may have contained contaminants no air movers were used and many highly absorbent materials had to be removed.


These materials included 80% of the drywall at 2 feet high, the lower kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity.


We are proud to have been part of the restoration of this home in Mt. Dora. Whenever waters rise in Lake County Florida SERVPRO of Lake County will be there to help make sense in a time of catastrophe.

Lean Mean Cleaning Machine

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Lean Mean Cleaning Machine SERVPRO of Lake County Lean Mean Cleaning Machines.

SERVPRO of Lake County Florida Are Experts at Residential Cleaning


Our team members at SERVPRO of Lake County are always busy serving our community and we put a lot of miles on our trucks, vans, cars, and trailers.


Whether we are responding to an after-hours water damage call, moving a customer back in to their house after their home has been restored from fire and smoke damage or simply driving to a customer’s home for a carpet cleaning visit we are hard to miss in our SERVPRO green vehicles.


This high visibility combined with a successful local and national advertising campaign helps us maintain steadfast brand recognition with in our community.


However we still encounter folks who do not know the extent of the services we offer.


Indeed, we are a multi-faceted company that not only serves Lake County Florida with our I.I.C.R.C. (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) expertise in:



  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration

  • Water Damage Restoration

  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

  • crime scene, biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup


  • Carpet Cleaning our hot water extraction method is made possible by a state of the art gas powered truck mount system that deep cleans carpet with quick drying time.




  • Tile and Vinyl Cleaning we utilize our tile cleaning wands to apply highly pressurized hot water over tile and grout leaving it looking like new.




  • Upholstery Cleaning depending upon the type of fabric we either apply our hot water extraction method or a more gentle dry cleaning process both of which alleviate soil and stains from all varieties of upholstered furniture.




  • Drape, Valence and Sheer Cleaning using our portable dry cleaning machine we gently apply a odorless dry cleaning solution that removes dirt and debris so that window treatments are noticeably brighter.




  • Air duct & HVAC Cleaning after a thorough inspection of your HVAC system and duct work our specialized and thorough cleaning process will restore efficiency, eliminate smells, eliminate dust and generally improve indoor air quality.




  • Micro Clean a fully detailed cleaning of an entire house or any size area of it. The details may include washing the walls floor to ceiling, wiping the interior and exterior of cabinets, HEPA vacuuming debris and cleaning contents, and much more.




For information about pricing and free inspections call our office today (352) 735-3311.


 

Clean Homes Sell Faster

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Clean Homes Sell Faster This is what can happen to a home left unattended.

GET RID OF TROUBLED LISTINGS


The word is out that it is a sellers’ market here in central Florida and many investors and home owners are looking to capitalize on the money making opportunities that are becoming available. If you have a home you’d like to sell then now is the time to learn about what SERVPRO of Lake County can do for you.


It is not uncommon for a house to sit vacant for months before it is sold and in this case there may be un-detected leaks as well as insect and rodent problems that can occur. The services we specialize in can help your clients pass home inspections and generally get their homes in top show condition. Whether the problem is a water stain on a hardwood floor, a mildew smell in the closet or even if the home was lived in by a heavy smoker we offer free inspections and can come determine the scope of mitigation services that are necessary. We also offer residential cleaning services such as full detailed micro cleanings, carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, upholstery cleaning and even drape and curtain cleaning.


Let us turn a problem listing into a quick sale. Call now for a FREE ESTIMATE (352) 735-3311.

SERVPRO of Lake County

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Lake County SERVPRO of Lake County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in all of Lake County.

SERVPRO of Lake County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small.


When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.


A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.


We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 


(352) 735-3311


We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable.


You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Lake County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. 


We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.


What to Expect


When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency.


These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.


Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:



  • Your name and contact information

  • Your insurance information (if applicable)

  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business

  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?

  • What caused the water damage (if known)?

  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?


About SERVPRO of Lake County


SERVPRO of Lake County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.


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.

Does your Lake County Home Have A Mold Problem?

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation  Does your Lake County Home Have A Mold Problem? In Lake County, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors.


This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.


Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level.


Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy.


Consider the following mold facts:



  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.

  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.


 


If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today


(352) 735-3311

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Lake County Home

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Lake County Home We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Lake County is an IICRC firm.


The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies.


IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.


IICRC Certified Firms must


• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.


• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.


• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.


• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.


• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.


The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry


The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.


Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.


About SERVPRO of Lake County


SERVPRO of Lake County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.


Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm.


We believe in continuous training: 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.

Lake County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Lake County Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Lake County Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor.


Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  


Smoke and soot facts:



  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke


There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry.


As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Lake County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.


The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting.


Here is some additional information:


Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber



  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.


Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood



  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.


Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire



  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  


We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. 


We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.


Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today


(352) 735-3311

Restoring Your Lake County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Lake County Commercial  Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Lake County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.


Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area.


In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.


Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges


Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints.


We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.


So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


About SERVPRO of Lake County


SERVPRO of Lake County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event.


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.