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How-To for Fire Damage

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fire House Fire

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. 

IICRC Company

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Water Water Everywhere

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

If you recently had a water damage or leak in your home you can relate to the stress that it can cause you and your home.

Did you know that it’s the water in the areas that you don’t see that can cause the most damage?

These unseen damages can affect the value of your home and potentially the health of your loved ones.

A mop and common household cleaning products may not be enough to thoroughly clean unseen water intrusions.

SERVPRO of Lake County franchise professionals understand how disruptive water damages can be for your entire family and will help ensure the water is identified regardless of where it hides.

We offer 24-hr emergency response by trained, uniformed restoration professionals. With top of the line equipment and time-tested cleanup and restoration techniques, SERVPRO of Lake County Franchise Professionals have the expertise to help make your house feel like home again.

When it comes to your home and your family, even small disasters can feel like huge problems. So if a water damage occurs in your home, just call SERVPRO of Lake County at (352) 735-3311.

We will be there to help make it, “Like it never even happened."

Emergency Ready Profile

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

ERP Photo Emergency Ready Program

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. 

Storm Flooding

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding Flooding in the street

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

SERVPRO of LAKE County

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Drying Equipment  Water Damage

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.

Ready for any Catastrophe

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

New Van New SERVPRO Van Ready for Action

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 1,800 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 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us today for all your professional needs at 352-735-3311! We are always happy to help!

Commercial Building Project

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Demolition Project Hepa Vacuuming after Demolition Project

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  

Building Inspections

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Homeowners Happy Homeowners after purchasing a home inspected by SERVPRO

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     

Humidity and your home

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Visible Growth Growth behind a kitchen cabinet from a leaky faucet

It's summer and it is heating up! With the temperature and humidity on the rise this summer be sure to look for signs of mold. 

Mold – Take Precautions

Mold is more than likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

*The presence of visible mold

*Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present

*Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

*Excessive humidity

HELP IS HERE

If you think you might have a mold problem, please give us a call SERVPRO of Lake County at 352-735-3311.  We will be more than happy send out one of our professionally trained technicians in mold remediation to examine the structure for any visible signs of mold.

If extensive mold growth is present, additional assistance may be required. Some situation require the addition of an Indoor Air Quality / Environmental Professional with the specialized equipment and services needed to assess and / or repair property. You may also wish to consult with your insurance adjuster if needed.

We are always here to help don't hesitate to call SERVPRO with your mold concerns today!