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Water Damage Restoration Services That Make Your Lakeland Shop Like New Again

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services That Make Your Lakeland Shop Like New Again Some equipment that has served you over years is just not able to be replaced. Contact SERVPRO for restoration rather than just replacement options.

Our Trained Technicians Pay Close Attention to Detail During the Remediation and Restoration Processes

Regardless of how clean you may think you are, or how organized you maintain your Lakeland workshop, many things can go wrong that prevent you from doing business. Water itself can make its way to the tiniest places, causing corrosion, rot, or even mold to sprout up.

If your workshop has experienced commercial water damage in Lakeland due to a recent storm, plumbing issue, or accident, we can help. All you have to do is call, 24/7, for an immediate response from highly-trained water damage restoration specialists. We can make your workshop new again and prevent secondary damages from settling in, ruining all of your equipment and tools.

You likely have a series of hand-tools, such as chisels, punches, planes, scrapers, sharpeners or measuring and leveling tools. SERVPRO technicians perform a variety of cleaning and restoration methods to ensure the survival of these tools that help prevent losses you may experience.

Along with all of the smaller equipment you may have power saws, drills, drivers, lathes, planers and jointers that all require specific attention to recover correctly. SERVPRO can remove existing water damage and return each piece of equipment found in your workshop to working order.

By calling SERVPRO for all of your water damage restoration needs, you gain access to IICRC certified professionals who understand how to perform a variety of services that make your space new again. We have access to water removal equipment of all shapes and sizes, along with water extractors capable of removing any volume of water imaginable.  

We pay close attention to every detail, all of your workshop equipment, storage cabinets, safety equipment, tool boxes, workbenches and other workshop accessories on your property get the proper attention needed to return things to normal after an emergency occurs.  

Our staff works with your insurance company to ensure you obtain the results you deserve and keep you informed throughout the process. We help make the entire restoration process as stress-free as possible and provide you with the quality services necessary to keep your business open.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands services the entire area, ensuring that each member of our community receives the help they need when they need it. We can have an expertly trained water damage restoration technician on your property immediately, call today. (863) 510-5962  

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Reliable Commercial Duct Cleaning in Lakeland

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Reliable Commercial Duct Cleaning in Lakeland Duct cleaning at the business location needs to be done on a regular basis as it affects many people. Contact SERVPRO to assess and start the process.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Necessity of the Task at Your Place of Business Before Beginning the Work

Finding a company willing to offer top-notch duct cleaning is a plus. Trustworthy inspection before completing the service is also appreciated by an owner who wants to ensure the safety and health of both staff and customers but is not interested in unnecessary costs. We build our reputation on honestly determining the need for HVAC cleaning.
Your pre-school and daycare may need commercial duct cleaning in Lakeland, but you want to be sure your tiny charges remain protected during the process. Closing for a time is a huge disruption to families and your staff, so it is a relief that most duct cleaning operations take hours not days. We use the most up to date equipment available, shielding our customers from the debris we remove with HEPA filtered vacuum devices. This filtration rate is 99.97 percent at .3 microns, so no residue drifts through the air as we clean.
Before the cleaning begins, an inspection reveals whether your ducts need the procedure. The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) advises that heating and cooling systems undergo visual checks on a regular schedule. Enterprises that serve vulnerable populations like health care centers should be on a yearly inspection routine. Specially trained SERVPRO technicians view the interior of the ductwork. Significant buildup of dust and dirt obstructing airflow needs evacuation. We focus on the air handling units and supply and return ducts. Supply diffusers that emit dirt and dust, puffing when the system is turned on, are giving the signal that a cleaning is indicated.
Other warning signs include persistent smells originating from the HVAC system or evidence of mold or algae during the interior inspection. If maintained properly and consistently, ductwork rarely needs cleaning. If the system filters are not replaced at appropriate times or if a remodeling project or other stress introduces large amounts of debris into the air, the ductwork is at risk to an intake of an overload of residue. The added dust, dirt, or other substances may be reintroduced into the environment of your business when the system operates. A thorough cleaning by SERVPRO remediates this situation.
Commercial duct cleaning completed by SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands improves your air quality and the efficiency of your HVAC system. Call (863) 510-5962 for an inspection and to schedule the treatment.

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Why Mold Damage Removal Is Not Possible In Winter Haven – And What To Do Instead

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Damage Removal Is Not Possible In Winter Haven – And What To Do Instead Fungus looks and smells unsightly and can even damage the structure of your home or cause health issues.

Mold Damage Removal

We often receive messages from homeowners looking for mold removal. We understand why – fungal growth is a genuine problem for many householders in the Winter Haven area, especially when the weather gets humid. You do not want fungus growing in your home, after all. Fungus looks and smells unsightly and can even damage the structure of your home or cause health issues. However, complete mold removal is not possible. Let us take a look at why you cannot wholly remove fungus, and what you can do instead to prevent mold damage.

It might seem strange for a mold damage remediation company such as SERVPRO to say that mold removal in Winter Haven is not possible. However, we believe that offering correct information and honest advice is the best way to empower our customers. So why do we say that it is not possible to remove mold?

The reason is that mold spores are everywhere. They are omnipresent and quickly enter your home on your clothes or shoes, or your dog or cat’s fur. Mold is a natural substance – some people even call it “nature’s garbage disposal” because it eats organic material.

As well as being omnipresent, mold spores are microscopic and thus invisible to the naked eye. What does that mean for the homeowner? It means that even if you scrub and wipe away all visible mold, the spores can still travel unseen to other parts of your home and set up new colonies.

If you cannot remove mold, what should you do instead? The best thing to do is contact SERVPRO as soon as you notice fungus growing in your home. We train our technicians to IICRC-standards so you can rest assured you are getting the very best mold remediation service.

The focus of mold remediation is sealing off the contaminated area and removing as much of the contamination as possible, and then on reducing the amount of moisture in the air, so the fungus does not have access to the water it needs to grow.

Our team seals off the affected room and vents contaminated air outside to reduce the number of spores present. Then we set to work with dehumidifiers and fans to reduce moisture and discourage the fungus from coming back.

For help with mold remediation in Polk County, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and surrounding areas, contact SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands today at (863) 510-5962.

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Cleaning Surface Mold Damage In Winter Haven

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning Surface Mold Damage In Winter Haven Mold damage is a year-round problem, but SERVPRO provides the experience and equipment needed to solve it.

Mold Damage Cleanup

Winter Haven is a place named for exactly why people come to Florida; escaping a dark, dank winter. It is something everyone enjoys, but flying away from a moldy basement does mean avoiding mold entirely though.

Mold spores, and therefore mold damage in Winter Haven, can happen year-round. Spores are usually inert and harmless, but with the right temperature, moisture, and a food source, even an amount no more significant than a pinhead can cause thousands of dollars in damage if undetected for too long. To remove and clean damage, SERVPRO analyzes the surface of the affected property to determine the best method. We divide them into three categories:

Non-Porous Surfaces
Glass, metal, harder types of plastics, smooth stone, and marble. These are the smoothest surfaces to clean, and technicians can typically use dry sponges and cloths to wipe down loose, dry mold spores. For wet mold, we use a damp cloth sprayed or soaked with water. If the mold is mixed in a layer of dirt or other soil, we employ a chemical cleaner.

Porous Surfaces
Carpets, drywall, and insulation. These items often have to be removed and disposed of since cleaning them is usually more expensive than replacing them. SERVPRO cleans porous fabrics such as curtains, drapes, and upholstery using a variety of spray cleaners, foaming anti-microbial products, and immersion tanks that force cleaning products through heavy mold using soundwaves.

Semi-Porous Surfaces
Wood and concrete. If infested with mold, these surfaces require an abrasive method to break up and remove most of the mold before a cleaning agent is efficient to use. Technicians use a wire brush, sandpaper, or a powered sander depending on the thickness of the mold. Since mold can affect the structural integrity of the wood, a SERVPRO inspector examines all support structures such a wall framing and roof joists after completing mold removal.

Mold damage is a year-round problem, but SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands provides the experience and equipment needed to solve it. If you suspect a possible infestation in your home, call us at (863) 510-5962 today. We are here to help.

Beautiful Bartow Retreat Hides Irma Water And Mold Damage

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Beautiful Bartow Retreat Hides Irma Water And Mold Damage Hurricane Irma Damage Restored by SERVPRO in Bartow

Moisture from Hurricanes Leads to Water and Mold Problems

The inland city of Bartow has a long history and beautiful Victorian-era buildings, some of which sustained serious damage during Hurricane Irma. Your winter home appears to have weathered the storm, at least from what you from photos sent by neighbors. Our work crews have found that exterior condition may not adequately prepare you for what you may find inside.
Hidden hurricane damage is common in Bartow because of the storm’s intensity as it swept through our Central Florida city. The high winds and rain damaged buildings and forced moisture through any crack or crevice. Power outages exacerbated the situation, leaving your vacation home vulnerable when climate control systems went silent without electricity. If you know that your home was without power as it awaited your return you may need our help to inspect for and then respond to secondary damage.
The humid circumstances present in Florida combined with the likelihood that rainwater forced its way in through windows provide a perfect environment for mold growth. Rainwater dripped in between the exterior and interior walls, covering up the mold colonies. After the storm moved beyond the area, lack of air conditioning and the dehumidification AC provides enhanced the conditions needed for mold proliferation. SERVPRO mold remediation experts know ambient humidity higher than 60 percent sustains microbial growth and damage.
Mold remediation training using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols is the standard curriculum taught to our SERVPRO crews. Careful containment methods, including the use of negative pressure air scrubbers and physical barriers, keep unaffected spaces in your Florida second home free of moldy residue during removal of the colonies. We then sanitize the surfaces to inhibit additional microbial outbreaks.
Finally, we help you dry out the moisture Irma pushed into your home. Saturated building materials are monitored as the moisture level drops through the use of air movers and dehumidifiers. Your air conditioning system helps bring the humidity below 50 percent, rendering mold spores incapable of multiplying because the water source is gone.
Any suspicion you have that mold infests your seasonal home leads to only one reasonable response. Invite SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands to evaluate your home and to abate any moldy areas. Call (863) 510-5962 to schedule your consultation today.

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Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services Available for Highland City Area Residents

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services Available for Highland City Area Residents Fire damage in your home can be devastating. Contact SERVPRO quickly for remediation and restoration services.

SERVPRO Technicians Are With You Every Step of the Way During the Fire Damage Restoration Process

With all of the effort that goes into cleaning and restoring your Highland City home after a fire, you need to take the time to locate a professional for advice. Unless you understand which steps to take, you might be wasting your time and probably create additional damages.  

Researching information online can give you an overview of what you might experience. However, you need to keep in mind that every situation is different. Each time professionals respond to fire damage issues in a Highland City area home, new unique problems exist.  

A quality fire restoration team can provide you with hints and recommendations that help prevent further damages from developing. Places like SERVPRO can even help you determine which of your belongings are restorable and provide you with estimates or services necessary to clean and deodorize your home thoroughly.  

Some may consider restoration services expensive. However, when you compare these costs with full replacement of damaged furnishings, flooring, and structural components, restoration is substantially less. SERVPRO takes the time to address your specific situation, making recommendations that we define as necessary to return your home to a quality pre-fire condition.  

SERVPRO can help you re-enter your fire-damaged home, safely. We help you avoid many common hazards that exist after a fire event. Our technicians use personal protective equipment to remain safe until we have an opportunity to ventilate the entire area and set up a proper working environment. We combine fast, effective solutions with safety and security.

We have all of the tools, equipment, and experience necessary to manage your entire restoration from beginning to end. Everything from drying wet items and areas as soon as possible, to putting the finishing touches on any repairs needed to complete the job, our technicians work tirelessly to produce quality results.  

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands services Lakeland, Highlands, Polk County, and other surrounding communities, providing full-service solutions for a variety of emergency situations 24/7, 365, day or night. Call us today for access to fully IICRC certified cleaning and restoration professionals you can trust. (863) 510-5962

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Mold Damage can Develop Easily after Storms Drench Highland City

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage can Develop Easily after Storms Drench Highland City HIghland City Properties Receive Help with Mold Removal from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Eliminate the Causes of Musty Odors and Mold Growth

Located inland, Highland City suffers much less through the storms that often batter our state's extensive coastlines. The increased humidity from the rainfall can often cause problems in homes even though no damage results directly from the storms themselves. This humidity is the reason behind the proliferation of mold in many homes.

Homes in Highland City suffer from mold damage whenever the colonies of mold and other microbes become too large. Slight cases of mold can create enough damage when located on clothing or household textiles. Found growing on walls inside your closets and underneath chests and beds creates a sense of uncleanness in a home. SERVPRO can help you restore your home to its clean and healthy state once again.
The presence of fungi in a home does not always cause a musty odor, although this is one of the signs. Mustiness can result from other sources, too, so finding the source is crucial. If you find it difficult to locate where this distinctive odor comes from, we can help with this task, also. We use high-tech devices that measure particles in the air, as well as other devices that measure how much moisture is present. Visible mold, even if seemingly dead, can still pose problems because dormant mold spores retain the ability to propagate whenever environmentally stable conditions (for microbial growth) exist.
SERVPRO technicians use their skills to decide the future of materials with mold growth in your home. It is possible to save some while others require removal followed with replacement materials. Hard, non-porous materials clean up the easiest. Semi-porous items, such as wood, can benefit from cleaning, also, but require a topical application to prevent regrowth of mold. Our employees are highly skilled in these areas and can help your home with these techniques. When extensive mold develops, installing a dehumidifier can help eliminate the higher humidity that allowed its growth. Our technicians can utilize air scrubbers with HEPA filtration systems and thermal fogging to restore your home to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened."
Here to serve your needs regarding mold damage and other problems your home might encounter, SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is always ready to answer your call. Our local number at (863) 510-5962 starts your home on the path to restoration and protection from future harm.

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Roof And Water Damage After Heavy Storms In Highland City

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Roof And Water Damage After Heavy Storms In Highland City Several things can hurt the roof of your Highland City home and can create water damage inside your residence.

Water Damage After A Storms

After a significant storm in the Highland City area, you may notice a leak in your roof. Damage to your roof can happen for a variety of reasons, and the first step to getting it fixed is figuring out what kind of roof damage you might have. No matter what the actual problem is, hiring a professional to help you repair the leak and fix any water damage inside your home is the first step.

Several things can hurt the roof of your Highland City home and can create water damage inside your residence. Some of them include hail damage, bad storms, extreme temperature, high winds, fallen objects, and more. Many situations during the year can pose a threat for your roof, so be on the lookout for something which could harm it.

When your roof has been damaged, you might see signs like water spots, damp looking framework plus paint that is cracking, or wet insulation. These things indicate that somewhere you have a serious leak, and you need to get in touch with our technicians at SERVPRO as soon as you can so we can prevent any further damage from happening. We are licensed and experienced to assist you with any water damage problem, and we work quickly but thoroughly to get your home back to normal.

Wind damage is easily seen since you could see whole rows of shingles which were taken from your roof by the wind, or misshapen gutters. Water can then seep into your home through the areas where the singles are missing.

Tile roofs are the most vulnerable and unstable to roof damage. They can break or chip easily when something like a tree limb falls on them. It can be catastrophic during a storm where things are flying around. These roofs are also vulnerable to hail damage, so if you reside where the harsher weather is common, a tile roof should not be something you install on your home.

No matter the cause, SERVPRO can help you clean up your water damage after a storm. We have the right equipment and knowledge to do the job right and restore your home. When you live in the areas of Lakeland, Bartow, or Harland City, SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands are the ones to contact. Just reach out to us at (863) 510-5962, and we waste no time in cleaning up the damage.

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Combating Fire Damage in Highland City with Ample Ash and Smoke

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Combating Fire Damage in Highland City with Ample Ash and Smoke SERVPRO has the tools to clean your home and eliminate odors left behind after a fire.

Three Fire Damage Mitigation Methods

Stained walls and ceilings are among the most common fire damage problems we encounter in Highland City. Even if the fire avoided burning anything substantial, it might still have caused excessive staining across your walls and ceilings as smoke and burnt residue find a new home around your home. To make matters worse, what at first appears to be a simple issue to resolve typically proves much more challenging, as soot and ash often require special tools and techniques not commonly in a homeowner's possession.

Dry Sponge Treatments

Among our most common approaches to fire damage in Highland City with excessive ash and smoke are dry sponge treatments. Dry sponges are not truly dry, but incorporate a special blend of chemicals to remove material without the use of water. Water only makes some types of smoke and ash damage worse, so these treatments may be employed depending on what material burned and for how long. These treatments may also be put to work on more delicate surfaces, such as furniture.


Smoke almost invariably poses a huge smell problem. The odor of smoke is easily noticed, long-lasting, and extremely difficult to remove. SERVPRO uses deodorizing foggers to combat smoke - machines that create a chemical fog in an area to naturally seek out and eliminate smoke odor particles in the air and embedded within surfaces. These machines are the result of decades of research and have proven to be incredibly effective in the field.

Standard Cleaning

Sometimes, the best way to deal with smoke and ash is to clean the "old fashioned" way, with mops and sponges. SERVPRO stocks industrial cleaning supplies and products to make thorough and fast work of any areas requiring this approach, sparing you the time and effort needed to remove residue.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands has helped local homeowners to recover from fire damage for years. For our assistance, give us a call 24/7 at (863) 510-5962.

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The Importance of Cleaning Up Mold Sooner Rather than Later

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Importance of Cleaning Up Mold Sooner Rather than Later Mold damage in your home? Our SERVPRO crew can restore it "Like it never even happened."

Bartow Mold Can be Remediated With The Help of SERVPRO

Although mold damage does not exhibit the same type of sudden, violent impact that other forms of home damage do, it is still always a pressing problem requiring immediate action. Many homeowners make false assumptions about the intensity and consequences of mold damage in their home, and as a result, SERVPRO technicians are often called in only after the mold has been allowed to spread and cause far more extensive damage. The problem is not going to solve itself, and the only solution is to allow a certified and qualified company like us clean it up safely. Here are a few reasons why you should try to get mold out of your home as quickly as possible.

Potential Health Hazards

Some types of mold damage in Bartow may present a health risk to any residents of the affected home. Black mold is a relatively common type of mold, especially in humid regions like Florida, that can cause serious health effects to a broad range of people. The only way to ensure your safety in this regard is to remove either the mold or yourself from the home. Getting mold out of your home ensures the safety of not only the home but also yourself and your family.

Mold Spreads, Quickly

If mold is left to its own devices, it is more than likely that it will begin to spread beyond the initial bounds of its infestation. Mold can spread across a home as microscopic spores are picked up by minute air currents and deposited elsewhere. Without proper care, there is no effective way to stop this process. SERVPRO makes sure to thoroughly sanitize and filter the air in your home to stop further spread of mold after we leave.

The Longer it Sits, the More it Eats

Mold, like any living organism, requires a source of food to survive. Unfortunately, that food source happens to be the materials holding up your home. The longer mold is allowed to sit on a surface; the more material is eaten away, potentially causing thousands more in restoration costs after the mold has been cleaned up.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is a locally-owned franchise with national resources, ready to tackle your mold problem with all we have got. Call us 24/7 at (863) 510-5962.

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