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Ever Heard About SERVPRO's Commercial Water Damage Restoration Team in Lakeland? Well About That...

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Ever Heard About SERVPRO's Commercial Water Damage Restoration Team in Lakeland? Well About That... Water damage in your store does not need to close your doors for long, if at all. Contact Team SERVPRO for water removal and remediation.

Crucial Steps During Commercial Water Removal Retail in Lakeland

You might never realize the volume of traffic to your retail store until an emergency like flooding forces you to close down for some time. The calls you receive from customers and suppliers trying to establish the exact timeline of reopening and the perishable items you might end up throwing away can give a clear picture of how many people rely on your services. To avoid the losses and inconveniences to your clients, you can hire a professional restorer to fix your flooded retail store in Lakeland.
 
A properly executed exercise of commercial water removal retail in Lakeland should not just extract the water but, should also prevent secondary damages. Exposure to moisture and high levels of humidity damages items such as books and shortens the lifespan of foodstuffs. It is crucial to limit exposure by extracting the water fast or moving the vulnerable items from the affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the situation and help you decide the best option.
 
Since many spills that lead to extensive damage in retail stores happen when no one is around, removal involves a large volume of water. This necessitates the use of sophisticated equipment because mops and buckets would take long. Our SERVPRO technicians work fast using state of the art equipment like truck-mounted water extractors. We also have portable extractors to reach any inaccessible areas.
 
Managing humidity level in a retail store is essential because of the adverse effects high levels of humidity can have on the products that you sell. One way to regulate this is by drying all excess moisture from the affected area soon after removing the water. Our SERVPRO technicians achieve this by using high-speed air movers and dehumidifiers. We even have trailer mounted desiccant dehumidifiers for drying vast areas. Apart from using advanced equipment, we also rely on our know-how in ASD, Applied Structural Drying, to expedite the job. For example, we can divide the area into smaller parts using plastic sheets.
 
If there is a spill in your store, SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands can help restore normal operations. You can reach us at (863) 510-5962 any time.

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Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Can Solve Any Mold Issue That May Plague Your Lakeland Home

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our State-Of-The-Art Equipment Can Solve Any Mold Issue That May Plague Your Lakeland Home Let SERVPRO use our effective high tech equipment and our professional skills to remediate your home of mold and mildew.

SERVPRO Arrives With Effective Mold Damage Mitigation Equipment To Serve Lakeland Customers

Hanging up damp towels or swimsuits in the bathroom protects these items from microbial activity, but the water vapor can cause problem areas in your Lakeland home. Ill-fitting vent and duct joints can let warm, damp air to escape into your home from the dryer, shower, and stove-top cooking.

When steam and water vapor increase substantially, microbial infestations can lead to mold damage in your Lakeland property. SERVPRO's Microbial Restoration Specialists (MRS) use powerful equipment and methods to normalize your home's overabundance of microorganisms. Reducing mold and spores to where they no longer put your home at risk requires we not only remove affected areas but also protect the rest of your house.

Removal and clean up of mold, spores, and associated debris happens with devices that abrade the surfaces and strip microorganisms away from the surface. When mold infestations are dry and powdery, we often use a vacuum to clean surfaces. HEPA filters make this possible – otherwise, we would only spread the mold into the air.

If we catch heavier infestations of mold before they can eat away at the material beneath them, we can often save the area with slightly more aggressive tactics than mere vacuuming. While we finish up with a handheld vac, this is only to clean up the baking soda used to blast the mold away. Other times we use dry ice pellets that evaporate, again leaving just the abraded mold and spores to clean away.

Just like the HEPA filters on our handheld vacuums, we use other containment methods that keep other places in your home safe from contamination. Keeping microscopic organisms from escaping one area of your home into another place requires temporary but effective barriers. Negative pressure chambers set up quickly and need little work, but effectively push pieces of mold and spores out of your home.

A basic chamber requires clear plastic sheets, low-residue tape, some flexible tubing, and an air scrubber. The 'room' we make encloses the area contaminated by mold, and the tubing creates an enclosed pathway from the air scrubber's exhaust to the exterior of your house. Hospitals use this same method to keep pathogens from leaving a contagious patient's room and entering the hallway and other areas.

Let SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands use our effective high tech equipment and our professional skills to remediate your home of mold and mildew. Eliminating areas with mold damage starts the process of restoring your home. Call us at (863) 510-5962 when you find mold or have questions about patchy, discolorations on walls and other surfaces or detect a musty odor that never seems to disappear.

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Why Testing Is A Crucial Part Of Our Water Cleanup Process In Lakeland

1/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Testing Is A Crucial Part Of Our Water Cleanup Process In Lakeland Call us at (863) 510-5962 to get started in protecting your home after a disaster.

Why SERVPRO Tests Various Things During Water Cleanup Jobs In Lakeland Residences

Many of our customers throughout Lakeland ask questions about the work we do in their homes. They can easily see the 'what' and 'how' but the 'why' of many aspects of our methods remains mysterious. We welcome questions about this, as well as tips on how to prevent future situations that can cause their property to deteriorate.

One of these questions is about why SERVPRO tests random things when we arrive to perform water cleanup services in their Lakeland home. They want to know why we test things that never became wet, just like we test obviously affected items.

We test different things that the lost water did not come into contact with because we need to know what is the acceptable amount of moisture content for that type of item. Without this information, we might over-dry the item, or attempt to do so, which wastes resources and time. It can also lead to damage that previously did not exist, and we want to avoid doing that.

Some things change in the amount of moisture content they contain over time. Older items made of wood, such as memorabilia from your past vacations, might contain less moisture than they do now. However, newer ones contain more, and over-drying them can cause them to crack. This is not such an important thing when handling affected textiles such as stuffed toys, but where changes in the amount of moisture content can cause damage, we want to ensure that our work enhances your home, and does nothing to damage it or its contents.

Our teams know how important testing is to determine the proper amount of moisture content for different items, and we learn this during our training sessions. During training, we also learn how to check for the presence of lost water with our infrared imaging cameras. This knowledge helps us find hidden water that might otherwise remain and become a problem.

Allowing pockets of hidden water to remain while we attempt to dry out your home and get all of the water cleaned up causes our drying equipment to work harder to extract the water vapor from the air. Instead, locating it and extracting it, cleaning the area and then manually drying surfaces, helps keep the rate of evaporation steady and lets our equipment do the job more efficiently.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is here to answer your questions about how water cleanup and our other services can help protect your home from damage and decay. Call us at (863) 510-5962 to get started in protecting your home after a disaster. We serve Eagle Lake, Mulberry, and Medulla, round-the-clock, every day of the year.

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Let Our Water Damage Specialists Restore Your Home In Lakeland

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Let Our Water Damage Specialists Restore Your Home In Lakeland Water damage shouldn't be taken lightly, and its effects go well beyond what is seen by the naked eye.

Reacting To Water Damage To Your Lakeland Home

Water damage can affect a home quite unexpectedly, leaving the homeowner at a loss and in need of help. Whether a pipe bursts or a natural disaster is responsible for the onset of overwhelming water damage, it is important to consider the hidden dangers a flood can cause.

When water damage affects a Lakeland home, it is important to seek the most professional advice available, such as that offered by SERVPRO. Even though it may seem like extracting water from the home is the only goal to salvaging the situation, in reality, it takes more than that. Our specialized team of experts is able to walk into the home and offer its professional assessment as to the integrity of the home's structure and any other perils that may be lurking behind its walls.

SERVPRO has been a resource for homeowners for many decades, and we have focused on providing the latest technology for extracting water, drying the structure and its contents and minimizing the spread of collateral results, such as mold. We excel at doing this because of the state-of-the-art equipment we employ in each of our sites, as well as the extensive training each of our technicians receives as part of our company. It is precisely this education and experience that can help identify problem areas, such as excess humidity inside the home's walls or in the air, as well as help,  save the contents of a water damaged home.

The most important step any homeowner must take when faced with water damage is making a call to expert resources as soon as possible. At SERVPRO we offer our customers a team of experts available 24/7 to rapidly respond to emergencies and stop the effects of water damage as soon as possible. As soon as the homeowner places a call, our team is assembled and dispatched to the home with the goal of minimizing damage in the short-term and to provide a full assessment of the overall damage. With this information in hand, our technicians are able to draw up a plan to return the home to its pre-existent condition.

Water damage shouldn't be taken lightly, and its effects go well beyond what is seen by the naked eye. Contacting our SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands team is the most important step in recovering your home and its contents when faced with the aftermath of a water event. Call us as soon as possible at (863) 510-5962, where our specialized team is available for you 24/7.

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Let SERVPRO Inspect Your South Lakeland Home Today

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let SERVPRO Inspect Your South Lakeland Home Today Dangerous electrical outlet causes house fire.


Ungrounded Outlets Could Cause Fires in Your South Lakeland Home

There are still many homes through the South Lakeland area that got constructed before building regulations were as strict as they have become. The more that gets understood about the risks of unprotected outlets, for example, the more regulations that get created to ensure that they all get installed properly for every new construction in the area. Unfortunately, many homes were constructed before grounding individual outlets became a requirement for professional contractors in 1951. 

While they pose no risks when they are not in use, ungrounded outlets can get directly linked to fire damages in your South Lakeland home when they get overloaded. Within a short period, and without the need for a power surge, ungrounded outlets that get overloaded can overheat to the point of combustion with the plastic cover and the construction materials surrounding their metal encasement such as drywall. The spread of this fire can vary, but the effects require professional restoration services like our SERVPRO professionals to return to original condition. 

From the time that our team arrives after the incident, we can quickly determine the spread of the effects throughout the house and determine the stability of the affected materials. Structural assessment is a key component to our mitigation and restoration work, as controlled demolition is often necessary after a structure fire to restore a property entirely. While these damaged elements get removed, air cleaning machines like our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators get running continually to reduce particulates, smoke particles, dust, and debris from the fire itself and the current demolition efforts. 

Our SERVPRO contracting division offers licensed and experienced electricians who can install safe receptacles into your home and ground them appropriately as part of the reconstruction process. While there might be many causes to a fire in your home, you can always count on our SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands fire restoration technicians to be among the best choices to restore the damage. Give us a call today at (863) 510-5962.


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What SERVPRO Experts Can Do To Inspect And Secure Your Home After A Home Fire In Lakeland

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What SERVPRO Experts Can Do To Inspect And Secure Your Home After A Home Fire In Lakeland Let the SERVPRO experts professionally inspect and secure your home after a fire.

Why SERVPRO Handles Fire Debris Cleanup in Lakeland Better


Fire incidents in Lakeland leave a wide range of debris depending on the intensity of the flames and the materials in the affected areas. Smoke forms the smaller debris type while items partially burnt by the flames form the larger kind. Whatever the size, there is a need to remove all forms of remains left by a fire. With a team of certified FSRT, Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians, we can help you deal with removal and disposal of the remnants after a fire incident.

It is necessary to follow the right procedures for positive results during fire debris cleanup in Lakeland. While the goal is to leave the affected areas clean, it is also good to ensure that nothing useful is tossed in the process. It is easy to throw away items that cleaning or other restorative actions can help save. Our SERVPRO technicians separate burnt items into categories such as unsalvageable and questionable. We then transport the questionable items offsite for further inspection and cleaning helping you save additional items that you would have thrown away.

The ash formed after a fire also requires proper removal especially if the fire was intensive to form it in large amounts. The main problem with ash is its propensity to spread mainly through air currents or if people walk around the affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians use various advanced equipment to deal with ash without getting it into the air. We use HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners to remove ash residue from areas that wet cleaning can damage further. For other areas, we can use pressure washers.

Soot and other smoke debris spread the most during a fire. The main problem with these residues is the tendency to adhere to surfaces. The adhesion happens because smoke moves through heat currents and, heat opens up pores on many surfaces allowing the residues to penetrate beyond the surface. Smoke residues are also acidic and can, therefore, corrode or stain some surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians handle smoke debris easily because we understand smoke behavior. For example, when synthetic materials burn, the residue left tends to be wet and smeary, thus making it harder to remove compared to smoke residue from natural materials like wood which is dry.

Cleaning fire debris can be a hectic exercise. Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland at (863) 510-5962 for a smooth cleanup process. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Proven Tips to Remove Odors After Lakeland Water Damage

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Proven Tips to Remove Odors After Lakeland Water Damage Regardless of how the excess water gets into your home, SERVPRO has the tools to remediate the damage and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Using an Ozone Machine After Water Damage in Lakeland

Water damage can happen anytime without warning. Just imagine having a leaky roof, bad plumbing, broken refrigerator, and laundry gone wrong. When all this happens, small amounts of water can slowly flow into your establishment. Sometimes, we are so busy with our lives that we are not aware that the floor is wet or that there is moisture on the wall. When these water are left unattended, they can lead to some expensive and outrageous repairs or replacements. Plus, water damage can destroy the structural foundation of your real estate. It can cause your floors to warp up, destroy the texture of your walls, damaged your carpets, and create an unpleasant odor.
 
Water damage in the Lakeland location can become quite troublesome. This situation is especially true if you do not get rid of the excess water as soon as possible. It can form mold, mildew, and odor-causing particles. Even if you spray Lysol or perfume, that can only mask the odor, but not get rid of it. Luckily, there is an advanced technology such as an Ozone machine that can release 03 molecules to react and destroy the odor-causing particles. It can also do the same with bacteria and spores in the air. The primary function of this machine is to release ozone to attach to the particles or spores, and to break them down. However, such equipment requires a lot of skills, expertise, and funding to own one.
 
SERVPRO technicians have all the right tools and skills to help get rid of water damage in your establishment. They can extract excess water from your home, and destroy unpleasant odor with the O-Zone machine. They know how to effectively use the machine to neutralize odor-causing bacteria and particles. Once they get rid of the odor and water, they can walk you through the establishment to ensure that you are satisfied with the results. With SERVPRO water restoration experts, they can provide you with excellent guidance and support to help you through the water remediation process.
 
If you are ready to get rid of water damage and odor-causing residuals, then give SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands a call at (863) 510-5962, and we can send our water restoration experts to your residential establishment.

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Lakeland Highlands Duct Cleaning Inspections and Services from SERVPRO Help Control IAQ

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Lakeland Highlands Duct Cleaning Inspections and Services from SERVPRO Help Control IAQ SERVPRO Says Dirty Vent Registers Could Mean Dirty Ducts--Call Us for Cleaning in the Lakeland Highlands Region

Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Lakeland Highlands Home

Indoor air quality should be a prime concern for any Lakeland Highlands homeowner. From contaminants that could move quickly throughout your ductwork to even the damaging effects of dust and debris on respiratory systems, improving the function of this air circulation throughout your home is an important step to take. A way to enhance both the efficiency of the HVAC system and the quality of the air it circulates throughout the property is by cleaning the duct system.

Duct cleaning might seem like an unnecessary venture to many Lakeland Highlands homeowners. In some situations, it is. An inspection of your HVAC system is a quick assessment that our SERVPRO professionals can do at your convenience to show you whether or not a service like a duct cleaning is something that can benefit you and your home or not. We strive to do business with honesty and integrity and do not push services on you that you do not need.

Our team has advanced technology and industry-leading equipment to help reduce our impact on your daily life if duct cleaning services are necessary or recommended for your property. Our high-powered vacuum systems attach to ventilation openings to reduce dust and debris circulations while buildup and particulates within the ductwork get extracted. Air scrubbers are also used regularly in cleaning services to catch particulates, mold spores, dust, pet dander, and debris as small as 0.3 microns. Brushes, whips, poly sheeting for containment and even a pleasant deodorizer at the end of the service are in our arsenal of gear and products.

With our 24-hour response services, we do not only utilize this approach for emergencies. Our SERVPRO technicians remain available for after-hours scheduling to better fit into a time slot that suits your daily life.

Improving the indoor air quality of your home might not seem like something that you should worry about, but there are multiple benefits. From improving the quality of breathable air to improving the efficiency of your HVAC system overall, an inspection can help you determine how you could benefit from duct cleaning. Give our SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands trained technicians a call today at (863) 510-5962.

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Don’t Google “My House Is Flooded” -- Call SERVPRO Of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don’t Google “My House Is Flooded” -- Call SERVPRO Of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands When "My House Is Flooded" in Medulla or Lakeland Highlands, the Right Choice for Water Removal is SERVPRO

SERVPRO Says Call Us for Flood Water Extraction in Medulla and Lakeland Highlands

The quantity of water invading your home from a common accident as seen with a broken dishwasher supply line or a sudden storm shocks the unsuspecting homeowner. Struggling to research the best solution as you absorb the hard reality that “my house is flooded” wastes precious time and increases your anxiety.

Flooding in your Lakeland Highlands or Medulla home can trace back to a broad variety of sources. Storms can rage, causing structural damage and putting your dwelling in the path of storm surges or overland flooding. Pipes can rupture or appliances malfunction, transforming the comfort, convenience, and cleanliness water deliver within our homes into disastrous scenarios requiring fast, professional assistance.

Even the relative cleanliness of a freshwater leak spreading from the kitchen or utility room exposes your home to immediate and progressive deterioration. As the hours pass, the risk of secondary damage such as mold growth swiftly increases. Skip the effort it takes to rev up the search engine and comb through the results and just make the call to SERVPRO Of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands.

SERVPRO technicians have vast experience in restoring the damage that free-flowing water produces inside a home. We track the moisture that migrates from the original breach to ensure all structural components and the contents of your home, returning the watery chaos of a household leak to “Like it never even happened.”

Located approximately 50 miles off the Gulf Coast, the communities of Lakeland Highlands and Medulla anticipate the high probability of severe seasonal storms, including tropical depressions and hurricanes. The winds and precipitation of extreme weather drive through building materials intended to protect the interior of your dwelling.

Residential storm damage leads to panic, homeowners trying to cope with a different kind of “my house is flooded” catastrophe. Torrential rain pours through holes in damaged roofs or siding, and contaminated stormwater builds and spills over roads and land, infiltrates crawl spaces, foundations, and lower levels. Not to despair! Help is a phone call away.

Our experienced IICRC certified team has the training and equipment to restore your flooded home back to its pre-storm condition. We have helped customers in Lakeland Highlands, Medulla and your neighborhood. SERVPRO Of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands is ready to turn the fear and disorientation of that “my house is flooded” moment to confidence as we partner with you to restore your home.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is the answer to your residential storm damage or leaking appliance woes. Call us at (863) 510-5962 to get our certified technicians and state-of-the-art water damage restoration equipment on the job.

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How We Get Started Removing Smoke Residues From Your Lakeland Home After A Fire

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How We Get Started Removing Smoke Residues From Your Lakeland Home After A Fire Fire damage does not stop the moment the fire has been put off by the firefighters.

How Smoke Residues Form In Your Lakeland Property When It Experiences Fire Damage

Fire damage does not stop the moment the fire has been put off by the firefighters. The resulting soot particles and the water that was used to extinguish the fire may subject your property to additional damage. You need to work with restoration professionals to salvage your items and return your Lakeland Property to its pre-fire state.
 
All fire damage events that take place in Lakeland are not the same. Therefore, our SERVPRO technicians must come up with unique solutions that fit the different challenges. To understand the incident better, we have to perform a site inspection to determine the degree of destruction. It is a very crucial step since it helps us to come up with an action plan. When such incidents occur, the security of your property is compromised since roofs, walls, and windows may experience significant damage. We can board up the missing walls and windows as well as place tarps over the damaged roofs.
 
At this point, our SERVPRO technicians can locate and identify the different kinds of smoke residues in the structure. If your property experienced a fast burning fire, there are high chances of finding dry smoke residues at the site. These types of residues are dry and powdery, and they usually do not stain pale surfaces. Though they are easy to clean, it can be challenging when they fall on porous areas and into cracks.
 
Slow burning fires are usually associated with low temperatures and lead to the formation of wet smoke residues. Usually, they have a strong odor and are sticky and thick. They can easily smear on areas and can be challenging to clean. Some fire incidents can lead to the formation of protein residues. Protein residues have offensive and powerful odors and are virtually invisible, though they can discolor finishes, varnishes, and paints. The type of residues at the site determine the cleaning methods that our SERVPRO technicians use. Some of the techniques include thermal fogging, HEPA vacuuming, dry cleaning, and wet cleaning.
 
Irrespective of the type of smoke residues in your property, SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands perform comprehensive inspections and uses specialized equipment to clean and restore your contents. If you want your home or business "Like it never even happened," call us at (863) 510-5962.

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