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Carpet Cleaning

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Soiled carpet in a living room Check out our before and after section for some great before and after carpet cleaning photos.

A large percentage of homes and business have carpet in at least one room. Carpet tends to catch dust, dirt, hair and other soils which negatively affect the life span of the floors. There are preventative measures one can take to reduce the wear and tear, thereby extending the life of the carpeting. These measures include vacuuming regularly, spot removal, rearranging furniture to alter traffic patterns, and using rugs and runners. Another useful task is to change HVAC filters regularly to help filter the dust and grit in the air.

A guideline for carpet cleaning frequency recommends carpets that see normal use be cleaned every 6-12 months and high use (such as entry ways or structures with high traffic) be cleaned every 3-6 months. Extending the time between cleanings causes the soils to be pushed deeper and deeper into the base of the carpet, which cannot be removed. Studies have shown the farther down the soils have been pushed, the less they can be removed, even with the more aggressive methods of carpet cleaning.

At SERVPRO of Lake County, we employ the hot water extraction method for carpet cleaning. This involves using an emulsifier to treat the carpets and lift soils and stains. After applying the solution to the floor, the technician will then use the extractor to remove the emulsifier, soils, and most of the moisture. Once the carpets are cleaned, we do recommend applying a scotch guard to help protect your carpets between cleanings. The application is quick and won't break the bank. If you are interested in our carpet cleaning service, please call the office today.

Industrial Hygienists

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Growth affected air duct in the ceiling Growth affected air duct in the ceiling

An Industrial Hygienist is often called in to test the indoor air quality of structures affected by growth. The hygienist takes air and lift samples to be sent to the lab for comparison to outside levels. The samples are sent out to a lab, who tests each specimen and compares the results to a control group and samples from the outside environment. These tests help determine whether the spore levels inside the structure are outside of the safe range. If the structure "fails" the preliminary test, the hygienist will write a protocol that remediation companies can follow to help deem the structure safe. Here at SERVPRO of Lake County, we frequently work with protocols. Growth jobs can include setting containment, demolition, and micro cleaning. Our crews work diligently to clean the affected areas and reduce spore counts. After mitigation is complete, the hygienist will return to perform a post-test. This test shows whether the mitigation efforts were successful or if further action must be taken.

Building Inspections for homeowners

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Two home owners standing in front of their home Happy homeowners after purchasing a home with an inspection

Why are building inspections important? Building inspections are very important to home buyers before making a home purchase. This is because there are many hidden things in a home a home owner is unaware of such as previous water leaks, HVAC cleanliness issues, microbial growth areas, roof damage, cracks in the foundation, or Vapor barrier leaks just to name a few. Potential home owners who make investments prior to having their homes inspected are risking hundreds or thousands of dollars on potentially unexpected repair costs. So the best way to have peace of mind is to hire a professional company like SERVPRO of Lake County to help evaluate your potential purchase before you invest any money in the structure. Please call us at 352-735-3311     

Air Duct Cleaning

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

This picture shows the air duct cleaning equipment during the air duct cleaning. HVAC cleaning equipment on the job

Why is Air Duct Cleaning important? First of all, your home or business is a very important investment for you. Your HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) is the lungs of your house or your business so you would want to keep your system clean as possible. Changing your furnace filters is a big start! but no matter what dust, pet hair, pollen Etc. particles get into the ductwork & you start potentially breathing in all these things stated. If you feel your system needs a cleaning, we are happy to help! SERVPRO of Lake County has specially trained & licensed technicians to preform the Air Duct cleaning in your home or business.  Give SERVPRO of Lake County a call or all your Air Duct cleaning needs at Ph. 352-735-3311       

Commercial building demo project

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Demo Tina is HEPA vacuuming during the demo.

SERVPRO was contacted by a building contractor for a special project that needed done on time & with the expertise that our franchise is noted for. They had asked for the project to be completed in 7 to 10 days. Once we began demolition on this project, we discovered microbial growth. We contacted the building contractor and showed him the photos we took. We all came up with a plan of attack & executed it perfectly. Our SERVPRO team stepped up and finished the entire project in 3 days. Needless to say, our customer was very pleased with us & said he would use SERVPRO of Lake County for any future projects. SERVPRO of Lake County does many special projects, so please give us a call if you need us at. Ph. 352-753-3311  

Hurricane Help

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

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In the event of a major catastrophe, the SERVPRO Franchise System has a nationwide Large Loss Response Team comprised of trained and equipped professionals capable of responding to your facility or home.

Each of SERVPRO's over 1,400 nationwide Franchises is independently owned and operated by trained professionals committed to providing the highest level of emergency cleanup and restoration services and customer satisfaction. What this means to you is that should fire, water or mold damage occur at  your place of business or home across the country, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional is available and ready to provide quality professional service 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. Call us today at 352-735-3311! We are always happy to help!

Emergency Ready Profiles!

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

8/21/19

Like most commercial properties, your facility probably has an emergency exit plan in place, with illuminated signs leading occupants to safety, and even facility maps strategically placed to identify alternate routes out of the building. But have you developed a thorough Contingency Plan? Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to help you get back in your building as quickly as possible? 

Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional can provide you assistance in developing an Emergency Response Profile. As part of a well-thought-out Contingency Plan, your Emergency Response Profile will contain information you need in the event an emergency situation occurs. 

An added advantage to utilizing your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional in the development of your Emergency Response Profile is the opportunity to coordinate a preferred provider relationship including pre-arranged pricing and procedures for handling emergency response for your facility before damage occurs. 

Contact SERVPRO of Lake County today to set up an ERP consultation! Call our office at 352-735-3311 we would be more then happy to assist you in providing a safe emergency ready work space. 

SERVPRO of Lake County

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

water puddles on hardwood floor We are here to help you with your loss!

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.

Storm Flooding

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

street with feet of water standing Hurricane Irma flooding that affected our community

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SERVPRO of Lake 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 Lake 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  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

Call Us Today 352-735-3311

How-To for Fire Damage

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

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A fire can be an emotional and traumatic experience for any property owner. We at SERVPRO of Lake County want to help restore order and get you back to your daily life and business fast!

Follow these DO’s and DON’Ts to help reduce additional damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration.

DO:

*Limit movement in the affected area to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery  or carpet

*Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.

*Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

Leave HVAC system off until a trained professional can check the system.

DON’T:

*Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces prior to contacting us here at SERVPRO of Lake County

*Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered surfaces prior to contacting us at SERVPRO of Lake County

*Attempt to clean any electrical appliances (example: toasters, microwaves, stoves, computers, televisions and other office equipment) that may have been close the fire, heat or water; without consulting with an authorized repair service.

*Consume any food or beverage that may have been stored close to the fire, heat or water.

*Turn on any ceiling fixtures - if the ceiling is wet or has fire damage. Wiring may be wet or damaged and could cause electrical shock or create secondary damage.

Wherever there is a house full of water or an office full of smoke, there is also a van full of clean. When fire and water damage take control of your life, remember that SERVPRO of Lake County is here to help you take it back.

Give us a call today (352) 735-3311.