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Commercial Mold Remediation

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

Moldy drywall removal Moldy Drywall and a dehumidifier to help with the drying

Commercial Mold Remediation

Your Business is your lively hood and your customer’s health is very important. With that being said, SERVPRO of Lake County Florida was called to this Business when a water leak turned into a mold remediation. When you have a water leak and try to address the problem yourself and not having the proper tools and drying equipment you can start to see suspect mold growth. The potential client first called a Hygienist to investigate the issue and take some air samples and tape samples of the suspect growth. When the client received the report back from the Hygienist, they called SERVPRO immediately. SERVPRO responded quickly and began the remediation the next day. Needless to say, the client was very impressed with our company and would highly recommend us. Just like the logo says, "Like it never even happened."

 Call your friends at SERVPRO of Lake County for all your Remediation needs.  352) 735-3311 

**Don't forget that we are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.** 

Mold in the house

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Suspect Growth Moldy Chair

Mold in the home: how big a health problem is it?

Whether it is a cold damp winter day or a humid summer day, mold can grow on walls, clothes, books, toys, and even CDs. It can turn prized possessions into musty relics that only look fit for the garbage. But is it also a health hazard? What effects can mold have on a person’s body? Molds are a form of fungus. There are many different types, and they can occur both indoors and outdoors. Molds produce spores, which spread by floating around in the air. Mold spores are present in all indoor environments. There is no way to prevent spores, and they can persist in conditions where mold itself cannot grow. Mold spores thrive in environments that are moist and warm, so when they land on a damp spot, they begin to grow. Molds can grow on a variety of different surfaces, including fabric, paper, wood, glass, and plastic. As they grow, they may digest the material they are growing on.

Covid-19 Cleaning

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

COVID-19 COVID-19 Preparations

Household members should educate themselves about COVID-19 symptoms and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in homes and business.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in the house common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks)
- Household members should follow home care guidance when interacting with persons with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 and their isolation rooms/bathrooms.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
- The ill person should eat/be fed in their room if possible. Non-disposable food service items
o used should be handled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dishwasher. Clean hands after handling used food service items.

Water Damage Equipment Set

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Equipment Set Water Damage and equipment set

SERVPRO of Lake County Florida was contacted by a home owner that there was water in the kitchen caused from a water line leak from the refrigerator. Our emergency crew responded within minutes of the call and was ready for the task. The crew loaded up all the necessary equipment and proceeded to their destination. They accessed the situation and extracted water in all affected areas. When they had the situation under control they began setting DH’s (Dehumidifiers) and air movers (fans) on the affected areas. We told him that our goal was to make it “Like it never even happened.”  Please call SERVPRO of Lake County FL. at Ph. 352-735-3311

SERVPRO Responds

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehciles SERVPRO Vehicles at a Fire

The first thing you should do is assess how much of your home might have smoke or fire damage. How deep did the fire penetrate the structure of the home? How much smoke and soot covered your surfaces? Do your walls, furniture and fixtures show signs of heat damage? Hiring a professional fire damage restoration company Like SERVPRO of Lake County Florida will allow a complete and comprehensive assessment of the damage. Everything should be recorded and documented for insurance purposes. Smoke can linger and embeds itself into fibers long after the fire. Call SERVPRO of Lake County for all your restoration needs at 352-735-3311

Responding to a house fire

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Aftermath House Fire

When the alarm sounds, emergency responders and fire departments answer the call for help with quick and decisive action. When the smoke clears, SERVPRO's fire restoration services team stands ready to help with the same rapid response – 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

The acidic soot and smoke damage that is often produced when fires are extinguished accelerates the deterioration and corrosion of building components and vital assets. Plus, the toxic smoke odor left behind must be neutralized. The fire damage restoration process includes mitigating damage, providing smoke damage cleanup and water restoration as quickly as possible after the damage first occurs.

SERVPRO's fire restoration services can include: emergency board-up, demolition, soot removal film application, thermal deodorization to mitigate smoke damage, and complete reconstruction. Count on SERVPRO's fire damage restoration services to answer your call.

Commercial Building Cleaning

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

Hospital Kitchen Top to bottom clean

Knowing the right way to clean not only makes your buildings look good - but also saves you time and money.  Did you know that improper dusting is one of the things that your customers will complain about the most?  Start out the right way with the proper cleaning procedures and you'll keep your customers happy and your checkbook growing. Avoiding Cross Contamination in Commercial Cleaning

Packing out contents

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

Marked boxes Tagged and stored in a secured facility

Pack-outs are performed by SERVPRO Franchises on behalf of property owners after damage caused by water, fire or smoke. It involves removing and transporting damaged property to a secure location for processing and restoration. 

  • If an item does not require packing out, it will be secured and protected while structural repairs are made to the property.
  • In some cases, affected items are cleaned in place to prevent acidic residues from causing any further damage.
  • Small items will be individually wrapped in paper, boxed, labeled and inventoried by your SERVPRO professional. This includes kitchen knives, spoons, pots and pans, dishes, storage containers, etc.
  • When the transportation begins, items will be loaded and secured in a covered box truck using pads and the appropriate packing protocols. Safely secured with clear wrap and placed on a pallet.

Water Damage Pack out

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

Packed contents Water damage pack out

Pack outs in General

The term pack out is often used to refer to any situation where the property contents of a home,  office or commercial building needs to be removed so that repairs or construction can be done. Once the repairs are finished, the contents are then returned to the site and replaced. A Pack out should be a straightforward process, choosing the wrong company to handle your pack out can have dire consequences. SERVPRO employees are trained in doing pack outs from inventorying and labeling, to neatly stacking personal property neatly in our secured climate controlled facility.

Is this water sanitary?

8/12/2022 (Permalink)

Toilet Overflowed Flooding & Contamination sewage

Cat 1 would involve sanitary water, a Cat 2 would be significantly contaminated, and a Cat 3 would be grossly contaminated. This is important because it affects work activities and protective measures that are needed for each job. It is important for our technicians, when working these jobs, to protect themselves by wearing the following PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): Full face respirator with combination HEPA particulate/organic vapor filters, a full body suit, nitrile gloves, heavy-duty work gloves and waterproof boots.

On this particular Cat 3 job, a building under construction experienced a sewage loss in one of the restrooms, which resulted in most of the floor throughout the wing being affected. We were contacted by the customer and were able to respond immediately to begin the work process. In this case, we performed a water extraction, decontaminated affected areas with an antimicrobial multiple times, removed flooring and drywall, placed several air scrubbers and dehumidifiers to aid in the drying process, and HEPA vacuumed all affected areas.

Upon completion of services our customer was thrilled to be able to resume construction on the building and appreciative that our highly trained and certified crew made such a massive, gross debacle “Like it never even happened.”