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Water Damage

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

Removing Drywall Removal of Damage Drywall from Water Damage

The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Water Damage

 The first problem that you might be concerned about when it comes to flooding in your home is damaged belongings. As you might already know, even minor flooding can lead to damaged or ruined furniture and other belongings. If your home has recently been flooded, there is a good chance that at least some of your belongings will have to be thrown away. Before you start bagging everything up and hauling it off to be disposed of, though, you should contact a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Lake County FL In some cases, household belongings can be salvaged. For example, during the water damage process, water is often removed from upholstered furniture in an effort to save that furniture from permanent damage. Sometimes, clothing and linens can be washed and salvaged. If dried in time, wooden furniture can sometimes be restored after flooding too.                                                                   

Clean Homes Sell Faster

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

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 us today at (352)735-3311

Got Mold

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

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.

Church Fire

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Fire in Sanctuary

Fires can be devastating to your place of worship. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Lake County Florida have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your Church Sanctuary to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. Our SERVPRO team of professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. In this case there are several adjointing rooms that were only affected by some smoke can be chem-sponged, sealed and painted. 

Content Manipulation

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Stacked contents Content Manipulation

A content manipulation is either packing or moving back your items after a major loss such as water or fire damage in order to quicken the remediation process. A pack-out is the moving of customer’s contents to a secured storage location. Here at SERVPRO of Lake County Florida, we have multiple storage options: whether its your own unit or off site storage units we are here to help. Sometimes we just move it carefully in the center of there home if the wish. There are certain items that we do not pack-out; these tend to be high value items such as jewelry, family heirlooms, or other items requested by the homeowner. We do not pack-out liquids due to the possibility of spills. Once remediation is complete we then pack-back your items to their original spots.

Removal of Baseboard

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Baseboard removal Removing Baseboard molding from a water damage loss

How To: Remove Baseboard 

Whether you’re planning on replacing a floor or simply wanting to change up the style of trim in a room, your project to-do list will likely start with removal of the baseboard, that strip of wood or plastic that covers the joint between the walls and floor, as well as any shoe molding that may be present. Particularly if you want to save money by reusing the same baseboard over a new floor, it’s important to free the trim without damaging it—and without scratching, denting, or gouging the walls. At one time, achieving such precision required a number of outmoded tools, hard work, lots of patience, and extra time and money spent repairing holes and replacing damaged trim. Now, with the help of an impressively simple new tool called the Trim Puller, obtaining a pro-quality job is a total snap, saving you time and money along the way.

Hospital Water Damage

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Placed Drying Equipment Equipment Drying out Hospital Hallway

About 12:15 am on a Saturday morning SERVPRO of Lake County Florida received a call about a water damage at a local hospital. Our crew responded very quickly and arrived on site at 1:00 am, that was a 45 minute responds time on site. They discovered a chilled water line had broken on the 2nd floor, which affected the 1st and 2nd floor hallways and patient rooms. We extracted all the water we could then we began to set equipment. The facilities director asked us if we could keep the equipment cords from the air movers and dehumidifiers away from the center of the hallway as much as possible. We agreed with him and taped down the all of the cords that had to cross the hallway. The hospital facilities director was very pleased with our company. Great job SERVPRO of Lake County Florida

Water Damage that turned into Mold

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Containment Micro Cleaning & Containment

From leaking damaged roof to burst pipes and flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face as a school corporation. If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your attic can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your classroom structure and furnishings and can even lead to the growth of hazardous mold. When the worst happens, call the experts at SERVPRO of Lake County Florida. With one call, we’re at your side, providing expert guidance on what to do, with the experience to fix the problem fast. In this case we were on site within one hour of the emergence call. We put up containment do to the growth and started cleaning and moving contents to a clean room.

Water damage happens for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Plumbing leaks
  • Burst or broken pipes & hoses
  • A clogged toilet
  • Moisture behind walls
  • A leaking roof
  • Foundation cracks
  • Refrigerator /Ice maker leaks

Whatever the cause, fast mitigation is key to restoration, and this is where SERVPRO of Lake County Fl. excels 24 Hr. per day 7 days per week. Please call SERVPRO at 352-735-7711

Smoke Damage on Trophy Mounts

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Trophy Mounts Soot Cleaning Trophy Mounts

An accidental fire can occur from many household items and can easily smoke up a house in minutes if it is not properly and quickly handled. While proper insurance can help mitigate financial loss, it is better to understand and work to prevent the situations that lead to house fires on any kind. Most homes are stocked full with combustible items. This list is meant to help homeowners not only identify potential issues but also lower the risk of a house fire. This particular instance was a home owner was using the self-cleaning attachment for his electric stove. The sensors on the stove malfunctioned and it didn’t shut off. The smoke was all throughout the house and his collection of trophy mounts were all affected. Whether it’s a candle accidentally burning throughout the night, faulty cooking equipment or any other scenario, homeowners should be aware of the most common causes of house fires and work to minimize and prevent accidents before they occur. When using the self-clean on your stove, it would be a good idea not to leave and be aware of what could happen. It would also be a good idea to always have a fire extinguisher ready just in case one is needed.

Broken Pipe

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Toilet Broken Pipe in Rest Room

Broken or damaged pipes aren’t always obvious. Most pipes burst or leak without warning, and it can be days, weeks or even months before you notice the signs of a damaged pipe. However, once you do spot a leaking or broken pipe, it’s critical to act fast. A broken pipe that isn’t immediately repaired can become a disastrous problem. Leaking water may damage your property and belongings, and your furniture, appliances, carpets, rugs and even clothes can be ruined in a broken pipe accident. Water seepage that’s left attended can also impact your Business or family’s health, as bacteria and mold flourish in damp environments. In this particular case SERVPRO responded to a commercial water loss caused by a broken pipe in the restroom wall. The Client contacted us as soon as it happened and we were on site within an hour. We extracted water and set drying equipment and the customer was pleased with everything we did for them.