Recent Water Damage Posts

Broken Pipe

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

broken pipe in wall Pipe with a major crack in it

Broken Pipes - Everything You Need to Know Before Calling an Expert


A burst pipe can cause significant damage within a very short time. If you are looking at a frozen pipe, remember that water expands in volume by 9 per cent with great force. The pipe simply can’t sustain the pressure and so it breaks open. Unless you happen to be a plumber, you will want to call one immediately.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Find your water main and shut it off immediately.
  • Safety first. If you have ceilings ready to drop, stay clear of the area.
  • Shut off the electricity if the water is seeping into any of your wiring.
  • Open a faucet to help relieve the remaining pressure.
  • Put a bucket under the leak if possible.
  • Start your clean up. Get out the mops and buckets, the wet vac or anything you have and start getting rid of any water you can. The quicker the better to help reduce the spread of the damage and prevent mold.
  • Set up any fans to blow warm air into the impacted rooms.
  • Open doors to closets and pantries to let air in and give it a chance to dry.
  • Clean up any obvious damage as soon as you can.
  • Review your insurance policy and call your agent.
  • Call SERVPRO a water damage specialist AT 352-735-3311

Broken pipes

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Drying Equipment set in place Setting up drying equipment and holes drilled in wall for drying wall cavity

2020 Water Damage Repair & Restore Costs: Ceiling, Basement, Drywall Per SqFt - HomeAdvisor

The average homeowner spends between $1,140 and $4,728 to restore or repair water damage, with an average of $2,931 (depending on the size of the loss) A licensed professional can determine the cause and extent of the destruction by categorizing and classifying the damage to your home — the two largest factors in figuring the final bill. Want to avoid large cleanup and repair bills? Preventative maintenance and cleaning up quickly after damage are critical to keeping costs down. How long moisture is left untreated increases the scope of the damage and allows mold to grow. Preventing damage by contacting professionals to diagnose causes and make small repairs can save thousands later. Regardless of cause or cost, always document the damage for insurance claims.For all your needs, please call SERVPRO of Lake County at 352-735-3311

The Ebb & Flow

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Seven uniformed SERVPRO team members standing in front of a SERVPRO van SERVPRO Employees

My name is Brittany and I am the office manager of our franchise. I have been with this company for a little over a year now and in that time, I have learned so much about the restoration and remediation industry. The losses we most frequently encounter are water. A water loss can occur for many reasons, including a leak in a supply line, a broken pipe, or a storm event. No matter the cause, each loss is devastating and needs to be handled with care. Our crews are highly trained in water restoration. Our Crew Chiefs and managers all hold water remediation technician and applied science of drying certifications from the IICRC. (The IICRC is explained in another blog entitled “The IICRC and what it Means to SERVPRO”)

Typically, my responsibility on each job is on the back end- I make sure all the paperwork is in order, build our invoice, deal with the insurance companies, and complete the file. The work you see takes place on site where our crews work on assessing the damage, placing equipment, and overseeing the drying process. They assist the customers each step of the way and act as the face of our franchise. Any loss is scary but we are happy to help!

I have worked a few water losses in my time here. One Sunday, I responded to a home that had flooded entirely after the toilet supply line broke. We spent hours extracting the standing water, taking moisture readings, and placing equipment. The work was hard and definitely a lot dirtier than I am used to. At the end of that first day, the customer's arrived to go over our progress. They had been onsite when we initially responded and we understood their panic. Their demeanor after seeing the home that evening was totally different. Their home wasn't back to normal, but they had a clear understanding of the process and what to expect after speaking with us. We walked each room and showed them what work had been performed- from removing baseboards to detaching doors to lifting the soaked carpet. Over the next few days, we continued to update them on the progress. By the time everything was dry, those folks felt more like family.

Some jobs are more difficult than others, some days seem longer than imaginable. But each day, I am appreciative of the industry and the difference our franchise can make for even just one person. 

Water, Water Everywhere!

8/6/2020 (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."

Water Damage

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Disposal of damaged carpet Tearing out commercial carpet

Flooding and other water damage can be sudden and destruction on your property. If left untreated, the excess water can cause health hazards and create structural damage. Immediate action is necessary to save you both money and worry. Whether the culprit is a broken pipe, a faulty household appliance, an overloaded washing machine, sewage back up, or simply rainwater, a commercial building flooding can be devastating – and when it comes time to fix water damage, it can be costly.

Turn to SERVPRO of Lake County for quality water damage restoration services that are effective and affordable. We use cutting-edge technology and non-invasive methods to find the cause of flooding and fix it at the root of the problem. Unlike other technicians, we have in-depth understanding and experience assessing water damage and creating customized solutions. Our highly trained professionals arrive on time, prepared, and get the job done right, fast and on time. Please call SERVPRO of Lake County at 352.735-3311                                                

Water damage

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Concrete wall and tile floor of a bathroom Water Damage bathroom

From leaking faucets to burst pipes and flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face as a homeowner. If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your home can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your home’s 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.

What is water mitigation?

Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a flood or due to a leaking roof, or as a result of any number of water-related problems. By taking fast action, you can prevent additional damage and cost, with our help.

What causes water damage?

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

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

Water damage with equipment

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage with equipment Water Damage with equipment

Always count on SERVPRO for a fast responds time!

SERVPRO of Lake County Florida was contacted by a home owner at 12:00 midnight Monday for a water damage 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 supervisor headed to the job site within a short time while 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. When we finished late that night the customer was very pleased on how we took control of their situation. 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