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Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Nadca Image You can search to verify NADCA membership at www.nadca.com and look in the Professional Directory.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Bartow Lakeland Highlands is NADCA certified? 

NADCA sets the industry standard for HVAC system cleaning and is dedicated to quality.

This means that we are held to a very high standard when completing commercial air duct cleaning projects.  Our technicians responsible for performing work to this Standard shall be properly trained and qualified and
possess relevant knowledge and experience before performing work of any type on HVAC Systems. We will also have a supervisor who is an Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) or equivalent certification, be responsible for oversight of the project.  

You can search to verify NADCA membership at www.nadca.com and look in the Professional Directory.  

Indoor air quality is one concern that business have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your building. The system takes air in and breathes air out.

Through normal occupation in a building, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health effects or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.

Contact SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands for your free, no obligation duct cleaning estimate.

Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Office Call SERVPRO of Bartow Lakeland Highlands for all your commercial cleaning and restoration needs at 863-510-5962

Did you know SERVPRO of Bartow Lakeland Highlands offers several different types of commercial cleaning and restoration services?  We currently offer air duct cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, biohazard cleaning, sewage remediation, Covid 19 cleaning, trauma and crime scene cleaning, odor removal, as well as water, fire and mold restoration in commercial buildings.

Our technicians are all fully background checked and have photo ID badges worn at all times while working on a commercial project.  They hold to the highest standards and offer a higher level of cleaning for your commercial needs.

SERVPRO of Bartow Lakeland Highlands experience in the retail industry means we are proficient in the cleanup and restoration of all types of facilities including National Chain Stores, Supermarkets, Shopping Malls, Small Business, Manufacturing Companies, Department Stores, Specialty Retailers, Etc.  

Call SERVPRO of Bartow Lakeland Highlands at 863-510-5962 for all your commercial needs.

Restoring Your Commercial Property after A Water Damage Event

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage in Lake Wales Commercial Water Damage at a Lake Wales Business

SERVPRO of Bartow Lakeland Highlands knows that flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.  We work quickly and efficiently to dry the structure and work closely with managers and employees to assist them in minimizing lost time for all employees and departments.  Our team of caring and professional workers will always strive to exceed your expectations.  Our friendly and efficient office staff is always available to assist with any questions or concerns that may arise during the process.  

SERVPRO 2021 Convention!

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trucks SERVPRO 2021 Annual Convention

2021 ANNUAL CONVENTION

Our entire team at SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands wants to send a BIG thank you to everyone involved in making the 2021 Convention a huge SUCCESS!!  We understand and appreciate all of the hard work that goes into making this annual event happen.  It's the one time of year that we get to visit with SERVPRO franchises from all over the country and the energy is indescribable! 

Convention is such an exciting time and always reinforces the importance of the mission. We have a great team of people who are focused on winning, making a difference for our customers, and creating opportunities for our teammates and our families. The SERVPRO family is more than just one family. It’s an incredible team of families working together 24/7.

The SERVPRO name is one that customers respect because it equals character-driven people that do the right thing for the right reason. 

Thank you SERVPRO family for all you do! 

Can Your Business Weather a Storm?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded office with rubber duck Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands if your office experiences storm damage.

There are many areas of the country that routinely deal with floodwater from high wind rainstorms. The trick to keeping your business safe is to make sure that you are prepared no matter what the weather throws at you. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to protect your business in Polk County, FL.

4 Ways to Prepare Your Business To Weather a Storm

1. Make a Plan

You should always have a clear plan on what to do before and after a storm. Some of the things that this plan needs to include are:

  • Pre-storm security
  • Employee assignments
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Post-storm procedures


Your plan should have information on what to do in the event of a flooded building, which flood remediation company to call, and your insurance information.

2. Secure Your Grounds

Something that you might think about in a business is what is outside on the grounds. Before a storm, you should secure things like picnic tables, signage, branches, and materials that can be swept away or damaged as floodwater rises.

3. Unplug Everything

Go through your business or office and unplug everything. Go through and note anything that runs off electricity from computers to phones and make sure it is disconnected from any power source. This includes disabling battery backups. Most electronics can survive water damage if there is no power going to them as long as you dry them properly.

4. Have Your Roof Checked

Checking your roof for loose or missing shingles or tiles can save you from flood damage during and after a storm. Replace any roofing that needs it before the storm. Making these repairs can save your inventory, equipment, and office from damage, mold, and mildew.

Although every business is different, the things that you need to do to mitigate storm damage are the same. Simple steps before and after a storm can save you thousands later on. When floodwater threatens, it is important to follow these tips to minimize the damage.

If your office experiences damage from a storm, call us at 863-510-5962.  

Why Commercial Cleaning is Important for Your Business

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Business professionals walking on clean commercial building floor with a "caution wet floor sign". Consistent commercial cleaning sends a powerful message to staff and customers!

Why commercial cleaning is important to businesses of all sizes

Why is maintaining professional commercial cleaning from a company like SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands so important? Here are some of the benefits of prioritizing workplace cleanliness:

  • It reduces the need to replace supplies and equipment as often. When dirt and grime are left to build up, they will cause unnecessary wear-and-tear on your office equipment. Flooring can become stained and unkempt, and office furniture left uncared for is unsightly, not to mention unsanitary. Regular professional commercial cleaning and maintenance will save you costly replacements of these items.
  • It can help you find and fix damages before they become a problem. Regular deep cleaning can help you catch issues you might not notice. Regular cleaning maintenance can help you see the signs of water damage and mold growth that may otherwise go unnoticed. Damages caused by leaks are much easier to deal with at the beginning of the issue and easier to resolve. The longer the damage from a water leak goes on, the higher the costs for repairs are going to be and the higher the risk of mold.
  • It can positively affect employee morale. An unclean workplace makes it difficult to concentrate and has been proven to cause stress, especially for those people who are highly sensitive to uncomfortable surroundings. When your workers are happy and productive, your customers and clients will know it, and an atmosphere of positivity will affect your business by encouraging repeat sales and referrals.
  • It gives your business an image and reputation of professionalism. If your business looks like a mess, most people may assume it’s unprofessional. Water-stained walls and ceiling tiles, dirty carpets, unkempt furniture and machinery, and dusty light fixtures can give your prospective customers the idea that you are not a professional business. Simple commercial cleaning on a regular basis can help address this.

Why SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands for Commercial Cleaning Services

SERVPRO offers the unique value of a one-stop resource for all your commercial and damage repair needs.  We offer a variety of cleaning services, including:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Crime Scene
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Tile & Grout
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best. In addition, if our commercial cleaning team finds signs of damage from water or mold during our services, we can not only alert your business promptly but can work with you to address the situation, regardless of how substantial the damage is.


You can reach us 24/7 @ 863-510-5962 or by email @ sg@SERVPRO9868.com.  

How Quickly Should Businesses Act When Water Damage Occurs?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Flood Image If your business experiences a water loss, Call SERVPRO right away!

An unexpected water disaster can be detrimental to any business, large or small. The key to keeping water damage to a minimum and restoring your business to a functional state again is based on how quickly you react to water damage. While some situations seem minor, even small amounts of water can cause significant damage if left unchecked. See how much damage can happen in a small amount of time without proper water damage remediation.

How much damage can happen over time when a water disaster occurs?

Water damage within minutes

  • Water quickly spreads into floors, drywall, fixtures, equipment, and documents.

Damage in the first 24 hours

  • Drywall swells and breaks from the saturation
  • Hardwoods and furnishings swell and crack
  • Microbial growth begins

Water damage within 5 days

  • Mold growth accelerates
  • Wood is saturated and warped
  • Ceilings collapse
  • Flooring is likely unsalvageable

Unchecked damage after 5 days

  • Structural safety is compromised
  • Contaminants are a serious threat
  • Restoration costs escalate

How your business can be prepared for water damage

To be prepared, you need to develop a contingency plan in case of water damage or any other kind of emergency. SERVPRO has an Emergency Ready Profile that is a free assessment of your facility when such disasters strike your business. The SERVPRO ERP identifies prioritized points of contact for authorizing the cleanup and restoration to begin. This saves time which will get your business up and running quicker saving time and money. It also provides detailed information such as water and gas shut-off valve locations and other priority information to accelerate reaction time and keep damage to a minimum. This will provide the crews reacting to your situation a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call…crucial when time is of the essence!

Contact us at 863-617-1976 to learn more about protecting your business. We’re here 24/7 to assist you with any emergency you may experience.

Causes of Commercial Water Damage

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Image of a flooded office space Flooded Office

Here are some common causes of commercial water damage:

DAMAGED WINDOWS

In commercial buildings, water damage is often caused by windows that are not properly sealed. Damaged windows can cause moisture to seep in, which triggers a lot of problems including mold build-up and warped wood and drywall. Resealing windows is important as caulk can break down over time.

DAMAGED PIPES

Broken pipes can stem from many reasons, such as changes in pressure, deteriorated water supply lines and sewer drains. Bulging walls, water stains on walls or floors, cracked or loose tiles, and musty smell – these are all signs of damaged pipes. Detecting leaky pipes is challenging and it usually requires specialized water leak detection equipment.

BUILDING FOUNDATION

If gutters are not cleaned regularly, they can get clogged, causing water to leak into the property through the roof or the foundation. One of the most common signs of leaks in building foundations are puddles nearby or framing that has become wet. Having poor drainage systems can also lead to water damage in your foundation.

ROOF LEAKS

A leaky roof can cause ceiling damage, mold or mildew issues, fires from shortened wires, and compromised structural integrity. Exposure to heavy rains make roofs vulnerable to damage. 

HVAC PROBLEMS

HVAC systems work by heating or cooling the air through a series of ducts. Over time, these ducts wear out and get damaged, resulting in leaks. The HVAC system should be cleaned and the excess water from the condensation reservoirs has to be removed to prevent water damage.

SEWER CLOGS

Sewer water contains bacteria and other pathogens that cause illnesses and infections. If you see signs of sewage damage, such as gurgling sounds or water backing up out of the drain or toilet, you should call water damage and restoration professional immediately.

SPRINKLER SYSTEM LEAKS

Other causes of water damage in commercial buildings are leaks in sprinkler systems. Signs of sprinkler leaks include wet surfaces like drywall and carpets, presence of mold, and standing water. Regularly inspect your sprinkler systems for leaks and moisture.

SERVPRO of Highlands County is "Here to Help" 24/7.  Please call 863-644-0258 or text 863-617-1976 if you need assistance with your commercial property. 

BENEFITS OF COMMERCIAL CARPET CLEANING AND HOW IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet Cleaning Vehicles outside of courthouse for commercial carpet cleaning.

BENEFITS OF COMMERCIAL CARPET CLEANING AND HOW IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY

Proper carpet care can be a complicated part of commercial cleaning and facility management. Dirt, dust, allergens and other air pollutants get trapped in the carpeting. Commercial carpet cleaning is a wise option because will help improve or maintain the overall appearance of the building as dirty or poorly maintained carpeting can make an office appear dirty or unkempt.  The following are benefits of hiring a professional for commercial carpet cleaning services.

  1. Create a Welcoming Environment

First impression last. Keep in mind that beautifully maintained carpets create and inviting atmosphere to your potential customers. It will give them the impression that you are a respectable business that cares about details. Keeping your carpet cleaned and maintained with professional carpet cleaning services will not only improve the look of your carpet, but also the appearance of the office as a whole which will help make a better impression on your employees, clients, and visitors.

  1. Promote a Healtheir Environment

Dirty carpets are terrible for your health.  The dust, dirt, and other debris that finds its way into the carpet fibers can eventually get into the air where it can cause odors and even respiratory infections. Chemicals using in cleaning carpet could contribute smells as well as adverse effect. Professional commercial carpet cleaning services can effectively remove deeply embedded debris from the carpet to prevent it from getting into the breathing air and they typically use EPA-approved cleaning products that do not contain harsh chemicals.

  1. Protect your investment

High quality carpeting isn’t cheap. You don’t want them to replace it too soon for just excessive wear. The best way to protect your carpet investment is to hire professional cleaner who knows how to properly care for your carpets so they’ll look amazing throughout their lifetime.

  1. Professionals Clean During Your Downtime

Hiring a professional to clean your carpets is that a commercial service does the work during your downtime so your business can continue the next day uninterrupted by the presence of wet carpets.

  1. Save Money

Keeping up with carpet cleaning is important because this helps stop put on and damage. Replacing the carpet in your workplace can price thousands of dollars which is something you favor to avoid. Hiring any individual cost your enterprise money, so it does retain cleaning substances on hand yourself. Carpet cleaning machines, solutions, and different materials can add up fast. Instead, let a commercial carpet cleaner put their sources to use for you.

 Professional commercial carpet cleaning services will help keep your office looking clean, contribute to a healthier environment, and handle the job more effectively than DIY methods such as rented carpet cleaners. At SERVPRO we use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils deep within your carpet. Trust the professionals! Trust SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands. Call our 24/7 hotline at (863)617-1976

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Air Duct Cleaning Commercial Duct Cleaning Services in the Lakeland area

Top Reasons why Duct Cleaning is so Important in Florida

Having your ventilation systems professionally cleaned assists business owners with providing a comfortable, safe, and healthy environment for both employees and customers alike. Whether you need an annual professional cleaning service schedule or an answer to your emergency restoration situation, our technicians are ready to help.

Give us a call and learn about the many benefits that come with having our expertly trained staff provide you with a variety of commercial duct cleaning services in Highland City. We'll get to work right away and finish as quickly as possible, with limited interruption to the daily operation of your business.
 
While having your filters replaced and your vents cleaned on a regular basis is great, having this type of maintenance done after performing a professional cleaning service will significantly improve the results that you receive. Improve the indoor air quality with clean, unrestricted airflow which makes a better work environment for office staff, or restaurant diners.  A variety of issues may arise while performing their job that your regular cleaning crew simply won't have the knowledge, experience, ability, or equipment to deal with, much less repair, and that's where SERVPRO comes in. We can offer late-night duct cleaning to keep your business day's activities "flowing" without any interruptions.
 
Commercial duct cleaning by SERVPRO gives you the opportunity to extend the life of your ventilation equipment, while also helping to restore the energy efficiency and stability of the system as well. Our services also get rid of offensive odors and reduce the possibility of mold and other contaminants from growing inside of your ducts. We work hard to give your ventilation and circulation system the attention that it needs and as a result, our cleaning service assists with eliminating dust, pollen, odors, contaminants, and other debris from the equation altogether.
 
SERVPRO provides you with the highly trained professionals that you need to identify, clean, or even repair any air duct found inside of your commercial property accurately. Taking the proper precautions to avoid tearing the inner lining and inspecting your ventilation system for breaks or weak joints to ensure proper operation and long life of the equipment and ducting.
 
The professionally trained staff at SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands are ready to get started. Make the call today - (863) 260-7550

Fixing Commercial Fire Damage In Your Bartow Self Storage Facility

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage restoration Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 to help mitigate all effects of the incident.

If Your Self Storage Facility In Bartow Experiences A Fire Damage Disaster Our Crew Can Help!

Once fires start, they spread quickly, and if your self-storage facility is hit, you are likely to incur substantial damages. Having a robust fire suppression system is probably one of your major selling points to customers so you might stop the blaze before it devastates your entire facility. However, you still have to grapple with damages to your Bartow facility.

An incident of commercial fire damage in your Bartow self-storage facility can ruin it in many ways. The smoke produced during combustion is likely to spread all over the facility even when flames are restricted to a small location. The smoke deposits soot and leaves lingering odors to building materials and contents. Our SERVPRO technicians can help clean all residues left on materials and deodorize all affected areas. It is an excellent experience for your clients if they don’t have to deal with smoky smells on items after a fire incident at your facility.

In most cases, water is the primary agent used to quell fires. Because of the high amounts used and indiscriminate spraying when fighting the flames, it can reach many unwanted areas where it can cause additional damages. Extracting any pools left and drying the materials helps stop further deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced and straightforward water extraction equipment to ensure your facility dries fast. Water extractors are particularly useful because they have different components, including a pump and a vacuum system, ensuring maximum efficiency.
 
Even when a fire does not damage the items you have in your storage facility, it can create conditions that might cause other damages. If the fire damages the doors, roof, or outer walls of the structure, it leaves the contents stored in the facility exposed to weather elements, vandals, and even rodents that might cause further damages. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you avoid such additional problems by boarding up the affected areas or installing roof tarps. We do it professionally so that it is secure and it does not look like a temporary patch up so that you can take time to get the best fix.

Even though your clients might understand the accidental nature of a fire incident, the way you respond can leave a negative impression. Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 to help mitigate all effects of the incident. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

If Your Self Storage Facility In Bartow Experiences A Fire Damage Disaster Our Crew Can Help!

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

Fire & water damage restoration Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 to help mitigate all effects of the incident.

Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands for Smoke & Fire Damage In Your Bartow Self Storage Facility

Once fires start, they spread quickly, and if your self-storage facility is hit, you are likely to incur substantial damages. Having a robust fire suppression system is probably one of your major selling points to customers so you might stop the blaze before it devastates your entire facility. However, you still have to grapple with damages to your Bartow facility.

An incident of commercial fire damage in your Bartow self-storage facility can ruin it in many ways. The smoke produced during combustion is likely to spread all over the facility even when flames are restricted to a small location. The smoke deposits soot and leaves lingering odors to building materials and contents. Our SERVPRO technicians can help clean all residues left on materials and deodorize all affected areas. It is an excellent experience for your clients if they don’t have to deal with smoky smells on items after a fire incident at your facility.

In most cases, water is the primary agent used to quell fires. Because of the high amounts used and indiscriminate spraying when fighting the flames, it can reach many unwanted areas where it can cause additional damages. Extracting any pools left and drying the materials helps stop further deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced and straightforward water extraction equipment to ensure your facility dries fast. Water extractors are particularly useful because they have different components, including a pump and a vacuum system, ensuring maximum efficiency.
 
Even when a fire does not damage the items you have in your storage facility, it can create conditions that might cause other damages. If the fire damages the doors, roof, or outer walls of the structure, it leaves the contents stored in the facility exposed to weather elements, vandals, and even rodents that might cause further damages. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you avoid such additional problems by boarding up the affected areas or installing roof tarps. We do it professionally so that it is secure and it does not look like a temporary patch-up so that you can take time to get the best fix.

Even though your clients might understand the accidental nature of a fire incident, the way you respond can leave a negative impression. Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 to help mitigate all effects of the incident. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Water Damage? Our Technicians Can Restore Your Commercial Property

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Removal You can reach our crew at (863) 510-5962 at any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Fixing Commercial Water Damage In Bartow Restaurants

When people visit your restaurant, they expect good food, a great ambiance, and fast service. A water spill affecting the entire facility or just a small section can throw everything off balance ruining the experience for customers. The incident might seem minor, but you can lose first-time customers for good and anyone they might have referred to your business. Responding correctly to water loss in your Bartow restaurant helps retain the good name of your business.

Fast extraction of is crucial after an incident of water damage in Bartow restaurants to restore normal operations. It could be disastrous if people who made reservations find the place swamped or if the restaurant cancels their reservations at the last minute. Our SERVPRO technicians respond to water spills with sophisticated extraction equipment including truck-mounted water extractors enabling us to remove all pooling water fast. If the water causes no other damages, you can resume service to customers within a few hours.

Water can cause issues that ruin the ambiance of the restaurant, so water extraction alone might not be sufficient. If the water spills from a high point, it can cause the paint on the walls or ceiling to peel. Restoring such damages is necessary to maintain visual appeal. Our SERVPRO technicians are qualified in building services allowing them to renovate the physical damage including peeled paint and stains caused by chemical changes on surfaces. Such renovation ensures that your clients enjoy the same ambiance they normally enjoy.

Water loss in a restaurant leaves high levels of relative humidity, which can cause other problems such as deterioration of foodstuffs. It can also leave a bad odor or mold issues. Our SERVPRO technicians advanced moisture detection equipment including thermo-hygrometers to check the humidity levels in and outside the property. We also use FLIR thermal cameras to check for moisture in concealed areas, which can remain hidden even after restoring the other areas.

In case of water loss or other related issues in your restaurant, call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands to help. You can reach our crew at (863) 510-5962 at any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Lakeland, FL Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Experts

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Removal Our team will make it like it never happened!

Damage caused by a fire is devastating for your family and your home. It’s a stressful and confusing time, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. Our professionals will always treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with great care.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands has the water and fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time. Once the fire department leaves, your Lakeland home may suffer from water damage caused by firefighting efforts. We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire conditions.

Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (863) 510-5962

You Can Count On SERVPRO For Your Commercial Water Damage Needs

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Removal 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.

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

You might never realize how much traffic comes through your retail store until an emergency hits like flooding. This type of situation will most likely force you to close down for some time. Next comes the calls from customers and suppliers trying to find out the exact timeline of reopening. Meanwhile, you're sorting through the perishable items you might end up throwing away or can salvage. To avoid the losses and inconveniences to your clients, you can hire a professional restorer to fix your flooded retail store.
 
A professional water restoration team will extract the water but they will also prevent secondary damages. With water damage, the property will be exposed to moisture and high levels of humidity which can cause damages to all different types of items. 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.
 
Managing humidity levels in a retail store are very important because of the adverse effects high levels of humidity can have on the products. 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 you ever find your commercial property underwater, you can count on our team of professionals at SERVPRO Of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands. 

You can reach us at (863) 510-5962 at any time.

Top Reasons why Duct Cleaning is so Important in Florida

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Businesses in Downtown Lakeland Commercial Duct Cleaning Services in the Lakeland area

Having your ventilation systems professionally cleaned assists business owners with providing a comfortable, safe, and healthy environment for both employees and customers alike. Whether you need an annual professional cleaning service schedule or an answer to your emergency restoration situation, our technicians are ready to help.

Give us a call and learn about the many benefits that come with having our expertly trained staff provide you with a variety of commercial duct cleaning services in Highland City. We'll get to work right away and finish as quickly as possible, with limited interruption to the daily operation of your business.
 
While having your filters replaced and your vents cleaned on a regular basis is great, having this type of maintenance done after performing a professional cleaning service will significantly improve the results that you receive. Improve the indoor air quality with clean, unrestricted airflow which makes a better work environment for office staff, or restaurant diners.  A variety of issues may arise while performing their job that your regular cleaning crew simply won't have the knowledge, experience, ability, or equipment to deal with, much less repair, and that's where SERVPRO comes in. We can offer late night duct cleaning to keep your business day's activities "flowing" without any interruptions.
 
Commercial duct cleaning by SERVPRO gives you the opportunity to extend the life of your ventilation equipment, while also helping to restore the energy efficiency and stability of the system as well. Our services also get rid of offensive odors and reduce the possibility of mold and other contaminants from growing inside of your ducts. We work hard to give your ventilation and circulation system the attention that it needs and as a result, our cleaning service assists with eliminating dust, pollen, odors, contaminants and other debris from the equation altogether.
 
SERVPRO provides you with the highly trained professionals that you need to identify, clean, or even repair any air duct found inside of your commercial property accurately. Taking the proper precautions to avoid tearing the inner lining and inspecting your ventilation system for breaks or weak joints to ensure proper operation and long life of the equipment and ducting.
 
The professionally trained staff at SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands are ready to get started. Make the call today - (863) 260-7550

If Your Self Storage Facility In Bartow Experiences A Fire Damage Disaster Our Crew Can Help!

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 to help mitigate all effects of the incident.

Fixing Commercial Fire Damage In Your Bartow Self Storage Facility

Once fires start, they spread quickly, and if your self-storage facility is hit, you are likely to incur substantial damages. Having a robust fire suppression system is probably one of your major selling points to customers so you might stop the blaze before it devastates your entire facility. However, you still have to grapple with damages to your Bartow facility.

An incident of commercial fire damage in your Bartow self-storage facility can ruin it in many ways. The smoke produced during combustion is likely to spread all over the facility even when flames are restricted to a small location. The smoke deposits soot and leaves lingering odors to building materials and contents. Our SERVPRO technicians can help clean all residues left on materials and deodorize all affected areas. It is an excellent experience for your clients if they don’t have to deal with smoky smells on items after a fire incident at your facility.

In most cases, water is the primary agent used to quell fires. Because of the high amounts used and indiscriminate spraying when fighting the flames, it can reach many unwanted areas where it can cause additional damages. Extracting any pools left and drying the materials helps stop further deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced and straightforward water extraction equipment to ensure your facility dries fast. Water extractors are particularly useful because they have different components, including a pump and a vacuum system, ensuring maximum efficiency.
 
Even when a fire does not damage the items you have in your storage facility, it can create conditions that might cause other damages. If the fire damages the doors, roof, or outer walls of the structure, it leaves the contents stored in the facility exposed to weather elements, vandals, and even rodents that might cause further damages. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you avoid such additional problems by boarding up the affected areas or installing roof tarps. We do it professionally so that it is secure and it does not look like a temporary patch up so that you can take time to get the best fix.

Even though your clients might understand the accidental nature of a fire incident, the way you respond can leave a negative impression. Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 to help mitigate all effects of the incident. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Water Damage Professionals Can Save Your Antique Shop In Bartow

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Just call us at (863) 510-5962 and let us leave your store “Like it never even happened.”

Is Water Threatening Your Antique Shop In Bartow?

Owning an antique shop in Bartow can be much fun. The people who stop in to enjoy your offerings hail from different parts of the country and bring with them a fresh perspective on your inventory. On the other side, you get the benefit of hearing the history behind each piece you bring into your shop and become a part of the item’s journey. However, weather events in Florida can threaten your quaint shop, compromising each piece and its history.

When your shop in Bartow suffers water damage, you can call SERVPRO for immediate help. Because emergencies happen around the clock, we also work 24/7. By calling us, you have at your disposal a professional team of water restoration technicians (WRT) certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). You can rely on our experience to minimize your losses and restore your store as soon as possible.

One of the first steps our SERVPRO team takes upon arriving at your antique shop is isolating the areas saturated by water and moving items, so they are not damaged any further. As the shop owner, you can begin this process even before we arrive to protect your articles. If some of your antiques are too heavy to move, try to add risers to them, so they are at least protected from absorbing any water on the floor.

When dealing with your shop, we monitor the moisture in the air carefully, so it returns to normal levels. This is important if you have any wood furniture or flooring, as it can buckle if humidity is not optimal. You may see our SERVPRO crew control moisture by using one or several of these tools:

• Infrared moisture sensors
• Dehumidifiers
• Portable extractors
• Injectidry technology

Using a combination of tools available helps us restore your shop with minimal inventory losses.
SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is at your service if water seeps into your shop. Just call us at (863) 510-5962 and let us leave your store “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Water Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Bartow Restaurants

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

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Fixing Commercial Water Damage In Bartow Restaurants

When people visit your restaurant, they expect good food, a great ambiance, and fast service. A water spill affecting the entire facility or just a small section can throw everything off balance ruining the experience for customers. The incident might seem minor, but you can lose first-time customers for good and anyone they might have referred to your business. Responding correctly to water loss in your Bartow restaurant helps retain the good name of your business.

Fast extraction of is crucial after an incident of water damage in Bartow restaurants to restore normal operations. It could be disastrous if people who made reservations find the place swamped or if the restaurant cancels their reservations at the last minute. Our SERVPRO technicians respond to water spills with sophisticated extraction equipment including truck-mounted water extractors enabling us to remove all pooling water fast. If the water causes no other damages, you can resume service to customers within a few hours.

Water can cause issues that ruin the ambiance of the restaurant, so water extraction alone might not be sufficient. If the water spills from a high point, it can cause the paint on the walls or ceiling to peel. Restoring such damages is necessary to maintain visual appeal. Our SERVPRO technicians are qualified in building services allowing them to renovate the physical damage including peeled paint and stains caused by chemical changes on surfaces. Such renovation ensures that your clients enjoy the same ambiance they normally enjoy.

Water loss in a restaurant leaves high levels of relative humidity, which can cause other problems such as deterioration of foodstuffs. It can also leave a bad odor or mold issues. Our SERVPRO technicians advanced moisture detection equipment including thermo-hygrometers to check the humidity levels in and outside the property. We also use FLIR thermal cameras to check for moisture in concealed areas, which can remain hidden even after restoring the other areas.

In case of water loss or other related issues in your restaurant, call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands to help. You can reach our crew at (863) 510-5962 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Proactive Measures for Commercial Fire Damage Remediation in Lakeland Explained

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Your response to commercial fire damage at your business location can set the stage for future success. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation.

Minimizing Downtime When a Lakeland Business Suffers Fire Damage

Your Lakeland retail shop, restaurant, hotel, or other business can face a one-two punch when a fire devastates a portion of the property. Not only do you need to respond to the immediate concerns of charring, smoke, and soot cleanup, but you also must deal with the community’s perception that your business might be down for the count. Professional disaster recovery efforts go a long way toward restoring both the physical structure and the reputation of your enterprise.


Fire damage to your Lakeland business needs fast action from a team of fire remediation experts. Your first surprise might be the extent of water damage due to fire-fighting efforts. Your overall concern is to find a restoration business that can complete the broad variety of tasks necessary to make your customers feel “Like it never even happened” fast when they give your products or services another try after the fire cleanup.

Our SERVPRO technicians are certified in multiple IICRC specialties, preparing them well to tackle everything from water removal and structural drying to fire residue cleanup to odor elimination. Crew leads list priorities and devise a plan our employees rapidly implement. If some spaces in your business are unaffected by fire residues, we consider creating containment sectors, using physical barriers and technology like air scrubbers to prevent the drift of debris into the sections of your commercial property that can remain open to the public.

A proactive step any business can take is to work with us to develop a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) before any disaster strikes. We assess the features and layout of your commercial property, making suggestions to limit fire risk and mapping out a preliminary list of action steps if a crisis occurs. You use our mobile app to provide a personalized profile, adding details and designating agents to act on your behalf so that no delay occurs during our fire damage restoration response.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is a fire damage restoration industry leader in Polk County and the greater Tampa Bay area. Call us as soon as possible at (863) 510-5962 to get the ball rolling when your business faces a fire loss.

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

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

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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Get Rid Of Commercial Water Damage Once And For All In Your Lakeland Business

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

For Lakeland businesses, commercial water removal requires a variety of equipment and training.

Commercial Water Removal Operations For Lakeland Businesses

We are well into storm season, and Lakeland businesses are already preparing for the worst, as they do every year. Most water damage to area commercial and residential structures, however, comes from smaller incidents like a failing fire suppression system or a broken connection on an inlet pipe.

For Lakeland businesses, commercial water removal requires a variety of equipment and training. SERVPRO technicians train extensively to pull water off floors. Before they pull the first machine out of the van, the team leader performs a quick, visual inspection after turning off or blocking the water source. The check provides him with the information he needs to prioritize the work, and also to prepare an estimation of time and effort needed, along with the cost, for the owner.

With that done, our teams start removal operations. For water higher than ankle-deep, technicians begin with a commercial grade pump. In a light-industry operation, like a machine shop, the open floor can be extensive. Depending on the total area involved, finishing the task may take up to two days.

After drawing off most of the water, or when the level is only about an inch high or lower, restoration teams switch to extraction wands. The speed and vacuum strength of these devices are adjustable, and they work well on concrete and wood floors. Several types also contain a heating element, so technicians can also begin the drying process for the floors as well.

In areas underneath large, immovable equipment or bolted down work benches, SERVPRO team members use long-handled squeegees to push and pull water out. To eliminate the last traces of water here and in other parts of the facility, technicians set up air movers to force warm, dry air along the floor to speed up evaporation.

As the water turns to vapor, team members use exhaust fans at the doors and windows to catch it and force it out of the building. The reduced humidity helps speed up the overall drying operations and lowers the risk of mold spores expanding and growing into a problem.

The goal for SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands technicians is to reopen each business to begin operations. As a locally owned operation, we understand the need to make payroll as well as turn out a product for customers. If you need our assistance, call our office at (863) 510-5962 today. We are here to help.

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Reduce the Risk of Water Damage to Your Lakeland Highlands Rental Property

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage from renters is disastrous for landlords. Here a SERVPRO technician evaluates the water damage from an overflowed toilet next door.

Using Commercial Water Removal Techniques Protect and Restore Lakeland Rental Units after Overflows

Apartment buildings have many similarities to hotels, as well as several differences. Structurally, they hold several units in much the same manner as a hotel. However, the length of time that residents live in any particular apartment in Lakeland often spans a much longer length of time than those of a hotel. The risk of damage to an apartment building is similar to that of a hotel.

When a tub or sink overflows in a Lakeland apartment, SERVPRO crews use commercial water removal techniques to restore all affected areas of the building. Extraction of the water takes place quickly. We remove liquid water, as well as the water that your building's materials absorbed before our arrival.

Wherever water soaked into walls, floors, and lower-level ceilings, we increase the rate at which evaporation from these structures occurs. Increased air circulation from our air movers and extraction of water vapor by our desiccation units helps rapidly restore materials to normal moisture content levels. These same machines help remove the water vapor that already existed in the air upon our arrival, as well.

Because we are always Faster To Any Size Disaster, our methods already have a head start in reducing the overall damages sustained. Where saturation of materials calls for their replacement, we work as quickly as possible. We understand that your building might not have undamaged vacant units where renters can store their personal belongings, and storing different residents' belongings together can lead to unnecessary misunderstandings.

SERVPRO technicians know how to work in occupied units, and we can use a schedule that makes your renters feel comfortable. We can also assist them with protecting their personal belongings if needed. Such cleaning and restoration services can occur right in their living unit, increasing the security they experience.

The electrical systems inside walls that became wet from the overflow should have a qualified electrician inspect them and make any needed repairs before anyone uses the affected outlets. Until it is safe to use these, we post signs warning of the danger involved in their use. Our goal is to make everything “Like it never even happened,” including restoring the safety and livable conditions your tenants enjoyed before the incident.

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland also provides emergency mitigation services to those in Eagle Lake and Winter Haven, as well as Medulla and Mulberry. You can depend on us to make things right again, so your tenants can depend on you. Call us at (863) 510-5962, any time of the day or night, 365 days a year for the water removal and other expert mitigation services your apartment building requires.

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Commercial Duct Cleaning for Bartow Child Care Facilities

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Cleans Ductwork in Bartow Businesses for Improved Air Quality and HVAC Efficiency

Protecting Customers and Businesses from Poor Indoor Air Quality

Bartow businesses deal with the same type of problems as most homes. They are simply larger, usually take longer to clean or remove, and cost more regarding labor and materials needed to complete the job.
 
Commercial duct cleaning for Bartow businesses can remove mold, excessive dirt, allergens, pollen, mold spores, and odors. It is essential for any facility, but especially so for a child care center. SERVPRO restoration teams understand that children are often more sensitive to airborne contaminants and that parents need to have confidence in the people to whom they entrust their children. Our goal is to improve indoor air quality and the longevity of the HVAC system.
 
Before we start bringing out scrub brushes and vacuums, we help every business owner answer two critical questions: Can you see or smell anything in your ducts and is duct cleaning the best solution?
 
Smells are easy to detect but can be deceptive in their origin. It is simple enough to open a vent fully and then look inside with a flashlight. If you do this before calling us, and if you see anything at all, contact us immediately. SERVPRO technicians go further; they bring in a camera mounted on a flexible metal tool that snakes its way through the ductwork to determine where contaminant locations, the type, and how much is present.
 
Physical cleaning of the ducts carries some risk. If they are hanging loosely from their brackets or were poorly installed, forcing scrub brushes or vacuum hoses into them can pull sections down or entirely separate them from each other.
 
In most cases, our teams can use an antibacterial or an anti-fungal agent to eliminate the risk. Both chemical cleaners can destroy living spores and other threats to contact. They generate a cloud of cleaning agents using a fogger and then force it into the ducts using a fan on low speed. It spreads the cloud across every surface, killing or returning the threat to an inert, harmless state.
 
Technicians then increase the speed of the fan and force loose dirt, spores, and other contaminants outside the home. Once completed, they can use the same fan to generate a covering agent to eliminate the malodor and replace with a pleasant one until they both fade away.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is to help you reopen for business as quickly as possible. If you suspect there may be a problem with your ductwork, call us today at (863) 510-5962 to schedule an inspection and get started restoring your facility to a clean, safe condition.

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Duct Cleaning Can Create A More Efficient Highland City Business

5/19/2018 (Permalink)

Improve Indoor Air Quality When SERVPRO Cleans Highland City Office Building Duct Work

SERVPRO Helps Provide a Safer and Cleaner Work Environment with Cleaning of Ventilation Systems


Office efficiency is a significant component of any profitable Highland City business. Upkeep on the property is a critical component to both increasing the productivity of the employees of the business as well as decreasing your utility output every month. While you might not be entirely aware of all of the ways that you can increase this efficiency of your business, you have a team of professionals at the other end of a phone call that is here to help.  
 
Duct cleaning in your Highland City business is a great way to increase the production of your staff and to decrease the monthly utility costs. You might not be entirely sure of what this process entails, but our SERVPRO professionals can help you with every facet of the initial inspection of the ductwork to the thorough cleaning that follows.  
 
When our professionals arrive at your business, we can immediately get to work on sending a camera through the entirety of the duct network to inspect it for accumulation and debris. This process helps our team to focus our efforts in areas where the build-up is the worst. Once our SERVPRO technicians have an idea of the extent of the debris and dust acculumated in the lines, we can get to work on removing it.  
 
This process typically involves specialized high powered vacuums fitted over vent fixtures throughout the building. This concentrated suction pulls and loosens built-up debris and dust from the walls, joints, and corners of the system. With the seal around the vents, this cleaning can often get accomplished during normal working hours, even with your regular full staff working in the area.  
 
Cleaning your ductwork is positive in several ways. With less dust, debris, germs, allergens, bacteria, and other threats, your staff gets less affected by these elements. In short, you should experience less sick days and inefficiency. Also, the process aids in allowing the circulation system to work better overall. With less time spent forcing air through partially clogged pathways, the machines run less of the time and provide a more quality heating or cooling to the building. You save on replacing capital in investments while treating your staff the best you can.
 
As you can see, there are significant benefits to choosing duct cleaning for your business. When you are ready to get an assessment of your ductwork, give our professionals at SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands a call. Our technicians can help you through every step of this process and help you towards a more efficient office environment overall. Give us call today at (863) 510-5962.

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Commercial Water Removal In Highland City

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Call Centers in Highland City, and All of Florida, Rely on SERVPRO for Emergency Water Removal to Keep the Phones Ringing

Make the Call to SERVPRO for Water Extraction While Your Business Stays Open

If a pipe breaks in the office above your Highland City call center and floods the area, much damage possibly occurs. Water coming from the above often causes excessive damage to the ceiling, walls, and contents. Many times electrical hazards exist when moisture gets into light fixtures.
 
It is essential that any potential safety hazards get eliminated or marked as dangerous before work begins. SERVPRO's commercial water removal technicians in Highland City always inspect and secure the area so that it is safe for all occupants. After potential hazards get removed, and our experts deem the area safe, the extraction process begins.
 
We start by vacuuming up any standing water in the area. Next, we extract water out of any carpet or upholstery found wet inside the call center. Extraction sometimes gets completed one small section at a time so that your business stays in operation, whenever possible.
 
Once any water gets extracted with our equipment, we start to plan the drying process. Moisture, humidity, and temperature readings get taken inside the building so that our SERVPRO technicians can figure out a plan of attack. Next, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to create the ideal environment for quick evaporation.
 
When drying a structure, we sometimes section off one small area to dry at a time. By drying the structure in small sections, we do not hinder your business functions as much as drying the entire area at once. Once one section is dry, we come out and move the equipment to the next section until all moisture levels return to normal conditions.
 
In many scenarios, we use specialized drying equipment and techniques to pump air into areas that air movers cannot reach. In many commercial buildings like call centers, the walls are coated with vinyl wallpaper. Wallpaper prevents the dehumidifiers from pulling the moisture out of walls, so in many cases, wallpaper gets removed. Sometimes holes get drilled behind the wall's baseboard so that air can flow into the wall cavity and dry out the drywall and studs.
 
Other times, injection drying equipment gets used for pumping air into wall or ceiling cavities. For professional assistance with water removal call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 any time of the day.

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Professional Duct Cleaning Services In Bartow Help Your Business Achieve Lasting Success

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Rely on SERVPRO to Provide Great Indoor Air Quality to Your Business with Professional Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO Offers Expert IAQ Indoor Air Quality with Ductwork Cleaning and Maintenance

The indoor air quality IAQ of your building can have a significant impact on your company's success. Many visitors can notice this problem as soon as they enter, which makes duct cleaning services all that more important. These services contribute to a clean, fresh smelling environment giving both employees and customers a pleasant, professional atmosphere to enjoy.  

Through duct cleaning services, your Bartow area office can maintain an inviting atmosphere that helps boost employee productivity, as well as customer retention. On the same note, if your office has strange odors or musty air, customers automatically view your business as being dirty or unprofessional, which can have a severe impact on your company.  
 
SERVPRO has IICRC-industry certified professionals available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, who are concerned with helping your business maintain a positive impression. Our technicians can provide you with all of the personnel, equipment, and resources needed to improve your employees working environment and help keep customers coming back.  
 
At SERVPRO, we understand that a dirty ventilation system plays a significant role in office morale. No one likes working in an environment that is dirty and smelly. The accumulation of dust, dirt, mold spores and other debris allows a variety of airborne particles to enter the area, often causing employees to come down with an illness, using sick days that affect the way your employees do business.  
 
Get the most out of your offices cleaning budget by obtaining duct cleaning and other services from SERVPRO. We help maintain a well-kept, clean appearance, improve ventilation system performance, and stop problems that arise along the way. With access to fogging equipment, air scrubbers, and air-movers with a variety of attachments, our technicians can provide you with services that help your business achieve lasting success. Schedule an inspection for a no-obligation assessment of your ventilation system.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands for additional information about services available throughout the Medulla, Mulberry, and Polk County areas. We are proud to provide cleanup and restoration services, along with trained personnel, and advanced equipment to every member of our local community. (863) 510-5962

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Keeping Your Lakeland Bakery Dry

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Your Lakeland bakery success rests solely on your ability to keep your customers happy and to allow them access to your shop.

Water Damage In Your Bakery

Bakeries live and die on the customers that they can bring in every day. With freshly made goods and the sweet smell of the latest creations, you can quickly tell how customers get drawn into your Lakeland storefront. When appliances break, or pipes burst, it becomes nearly impossible to keep up with the growing demand of your customers, nor do you want them to see the resulting damages from such an incident.

Your Lakeland bakery success rests solely on your ability to keep your customers happy and to allow them access to your shop whenever the aroma on the street entices them inside. As any business owner assuredly finds out, sometimes you cannot account for unexpected water damage incidents that threaten not only a day to day profit margin but also the overall reputation of your establishment.

The last thing that a customer wants to do when they come through your front door is to step into a puddle of water that seemingly coats vast areas of the floor. With your need to get this problem resolved quickly, and appreciating the severity of the situation dictates methods far beyond a mop and bucket, you can count on us at SERVPRO to help set things right.

SERVPRO's rapid response team is available at all hours of the day and night to respond to these kinds of situations. With our dedicated and experienced SERVPRO professionals, we can quickly identify the source of the problem so that further damage does not ensue. We aim to restore the area quickly, working closely with your priorities necessary to keep your business going through the process and mitigating your overall losses both in daily sales and in out-of-pocket restoration expenses that might not be covered by your insurance.

If your sweet treats and savory bread are at risk of not being sold on account of present water damages to your store, do not hesitate to give us at SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands a call (863) 510-5962. We are available anytime you need us.

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

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

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)

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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Professional Water Removal Services For Your Highland Area Hotel

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has technicians available whenever you need us, giving you access to qualified help.

Call the SERVPRO Professionals When Dealing with Commercial Water Damage

Taking on the responsibility of meeting the needs of your guests while visiting your hotel takes some guts. Every day, people moving in and out of your facility have particular needs and wants, you do your best to deliver all of them.

When faced with extensive water exposure on your Highland City property, you want access to water removal services performed by a company that gives you the same level of customer service your guests expect from you. You deserve to have someone deliver quality results to your problems, just like any of the guests in your hotel.

Developing a plumbing leak in one of your upstairs rooms can lead to damages in your floors, walls, ceiling, and those of the room below or above. Water can cause damage to the contents of each room and lead to mold growth, depending on the length of exposure. The larger the area, the more aggressive your restoration company should be with their approach.

Time plays a significant role in your restoration process, avoid wasting it, make quick, informed decisions and move forward as soon as possible. With SERVPRO technicians on your side, you gain access to years of experience, moisture detectors, water extractors, drying, cleaning, and deodorization methods that all work for you to give you the results you deserve.

SERVPRO can track the spread of water on your property, finding every area exposed and limit any secondary damages that may develop over time. Regardless of how large the exposed area is, we have the equipment and resources to remove excess water and make any repairs necessary to get your business back to normal.

SERVPRO has technicians available whenever you need us, giving you access to qualified help. It only takes a short phone call for you to receive the help you deserve. We pay special attention to all of the contents found on your property and have excellent results returning items to life that others may consider a loss.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Contact SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands to get water issues under control quickly and efficiently. Take control of your situation, today. (863) 510-5962

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The Importance of Scheduling Regular Commercial Duct Cleaning in Lakeland

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

Regular HVAC maintenance with SERVPRO is beneficial to your business in many ways.

Proactive Maintenance at Your Business Location Can Save You Money and Employee Downtime

You may not realize it, but the air inside can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. This bad air in your commercial building can translate to health problems, causing there to be a lot of employee downtime.
 
When debris, dust, and other contaminants build up in your Lakeland building’s HVAC system, it can trigger allergies and lower energy efficiency, which raises your energy costs. Therefore, these are two excellent reasons why you need to regularly have commercial duct cleaning done by professionals such as SERVPRO to keep the HVAC system and air ducts in your workplace running efficiently.
 
Even in a building which is new, debris and dirt in hidden areas and ducts get blown out and sucked back in. They build up, which hinders the performance of the system.
 
As a business owner, you have numerous things to attend to, and you do not mean to be negligent when it comes to the air quality inside your building. When the dirt builds up, however, and is causing glitches in operations and health problems, you are the one held accountable for the costs, both financial and human.
 
By having regular indoor air quality inspections, you can find where underlying air quality problems are growing and get rid of the risk before the problems are active. SERVPRO gives you objective, certified data, and evidence to show that your system is clean and to protect you if health issues do arise. We also help you to find inefficiencies which are many times easily solved without much expense.
 
SERVPRO comes and inspects your business to show you just how much dirt is in your HVAC system and where it has settled. Once we have finished the evaluation and inspection, we come up with and give a plan for remediation which outlines the work we are doing and a timeframe for completion.
 
Then our certified technicians use powerful equipment to get rid of pollutants, and we systematically clean all components of your ventilation system, including outdoor air intakes, air handling unit components, reheat coils and VAV boxes, plus supply, return and exhaust ductwork.
 
We keep in contact with your employees during the whole process. Our goal is to maintain the work areas contained, making sure there is the least disruption to the operation of your business. Once we are done, we do a final inspection and give you pictures of before the work and afterward.
 
If the HVAC system in your business building has not been cleaned in a while, contact SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands today to schedule an appointment. We can be reached anytime at (863) 510-5962, so don’t hesitate to call us so we can help you maintain an efficient and healthy work environment.

Commercial Flood Damage Problems in Winter Haven

12/24/2016 (Permalink)

Don't let a storm close your business for long! Call SERVPRO today to assess and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians' Quick Actions to Remediate Your Business Flood Damage Can Prevent Secondary Damage

For a smaller business, such as a pharmacy, there isn't the need to deal with carpets or worrying about furniture such as sofas, beds or bookcases. Carpets are not going to be a problem unless it is a commercial carpet that has to be pulled from a break room or kitchen area.

The primary threat from flood damage to a Winter Haven business is the water that leeches up into the walls. With decades of experience, SERVPRO knows exactly how many building materials (drywall especially) becomes very brittle and can crumble in a person's hands no matter how careful he may be.

This is why we maintain a large inventory of extraction pumps. Our response teams are available 24 hours to remove any standing water threatening your business. In most cases, we can have this water removed in less than a day. If your electric outlets are underwater, we will bring our own generators for power until we are finished.

With that threat gone, we will deploy specialized water extractors to remove water and moisture that may have found its way under floors or between walls. In order to dry these areas properly, our technicians also use dehumidifiers to draw out the last of the excess moisture from the air and surrounding area.

Inventory on storage racks that were underwater must be moved quickly. We will help you check to see if the standing water merely discolored the boxes containing items or if the items themselves may have been affected as well. While it may not matter if it is a case of mouthwash that can dry quickly with no permanent damage, this is not true for electronic items such as home blood pressure testing units.

Despite every precaution a business owner may take, we still live in a community whose nickname is The Chain of Lakes City. Flooding from Lakes Elbert, Howard and others can still knock out a store in a matter of hours. If this is a problem for you, call us today at (863) 510-5962. SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is here to help you restore your business to its pre-flood state and reopen your days as quickly as we can.

How SERVPRO ERP Helps for Major Disasters

12/7/2016 (Permalink)

Download your SERVPRO ERP today!

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile can Assist You When Dealing with a Major Disaster

In response to requests from business owners nationwide, SERVPRO has released its new ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) system, designed to help business owners to get our technicians on-site as soon as possible when disaster strikes. The ERP system allows a user to create multiple sub-profiles for separate locations, where floor plans, valve and breaker locations, emergency services information, and other critical information can be uploaded and instantly transferred to us in a crisis. Accessible from a web browser or in our easy-to-use app, the system is designed to be accessible and responsive when you need it most. 


Floods

Since its introduction, one of the ERP's most effective uses has been in commercial water damage in Polk County and elsewhere where flooding is a concern. Floods are especially devastating among most damage types, and a fast response is critical to avoid extra damage from the effects of standing water. The SERVPRO ERP system can reduce response times by minutes or even hours, and allow our technicians to have a better understanding of the situation when they first arrive. This allows us to more effectively employ our strategy of mitigation, often saving thousands of dollars in restoration costs.

Fires

Fires start quickly, and in general your first concern is usually to contact emergency services. As such, you'll probably only be able to contact us once the fire has run its course or has spread widely. With the ERP, you can notify our responders in seconds, shaving precious minutes off of our response without delaying your call to emergency services. If you manage multiple buildings located side-by-side, such as an apartment or store complex, your ERP profiles will also help our technicians to understand the connections and specifics between rooms and buildings and respond more quickly to secondary smoke and ash damage.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands is ready around the clock to respond to emergencies in your local business. To find out more about the ERP or to request our help, call us at (863) 510-5962.

Why SERVPRO is Able to Get Businesses Back Open Quickly and Cheaply

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

Don't let your business suffer! Call SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands right away so we can get you back to normal everyday life!

SERVPRO Gets Your Business Back Open Quickly After Water Damage Strikes

The primary concern of most retail stores suffering water damage is to get doors back open and business moving as quickly as possible. In addition to the loss of customers and business, some stores may also lose employees or suppliers during the wait. SERVPRO understands the need to reopen quickly, and thus tailors its commercial water damage strategy to speedy restoration times. Here's how SERVPRO can help to get your store back on its feet quicker and for less than you thought possible.

Powerful, Advanced Machinery

Perhaps the most important advantage SERVPRO has over competitors for commercial water damage in Bartow is our extensive array of machinery and equipment. As a national franchise, our locations have access to industrial-grade tools no matter where they are. For water extraction, we carry multiple types of pumps to remove floodwaters before any extra damage can set in. For drying, we can employ ultra-powerful air movers to dry out even a large area quickly. For cleaning and processing items, we have a diverse set of equipment and contractors designed to meet the needs of any job. Having access to these advanced tools helps us to stay a step ahead of damage, no matter how bad it is.

Well-trained and Certified Staff

Our SERVPRO technicians are all certified and trained in water damage restorations and have experience working together as a team. As a result, our crews operate efficiently and without significant error, providing a smooth and reliable service when you need it most. If you like, you can even ask them for advice or about their work, and they will be happy to answer.

Close Work with Insurers

Key in reducing costs for you and your business are insurance payouts, and we make sure to work closely and carefully with insurance agents to provide the best care possible for your store. We can help to take inventory, compile lists of damages and costs, and work with you to negotiate with the insurance adjuster.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands helps local businesses to recover from damages large and small with speed, efficiency, and low costs. Call us at (863) 510-5962 to request assistance or learn more about our services.

 

 

Commercial Duct Cleaning Solution Available In Highland City

11/5/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Duct Cleaning By SERVPRO for Your Highland City Business

SERVPRO Offers Cleaning Solutions to Business Establishments

Having your ventilation systems professionally cleaned assists business owners with providing a comfortable, safe, and healthy environment for both employees and customers alike. Whether you need an annual professional cleaning service schedule or an answer to your emergency restoration situation, our technicians are ready to help.

Gain an advantage and learn about the many benefits that come with having our expertly trained staff provide you with a variety of commercial duct cleaning services in Highland City. We'll get to work right away and finish as quickly as possible, with limited interruption to the daily operation of your business.
 
While having your filters replaced and your vents cleaned on a regular basis is great, having this type of maintenance done after performing a professional cleaning service will significantly improve the results that you receive. Improve the indoor air quality with clean, unrestrictive airflow which makes a better work environment for office staff, or restaurant diners.  A variety of issues may arise while performing their job that your regular cleaning crew simply won't have the knowledge, experience, ability, or equipment to deal with, much less repair, and that's where SERVPRO comes in. We can offer late night duct cleaning to keep your business day's activities "flowing" without any interruptions.
 
The commercial duct cleaning service that is provided by SERVPRO will give you the opportunity to extend the life of your ventilation equipment, while also helping to restore the energy efficiency and stability of the system as well. Our services also get rid of offensive odors and reduce the possibility of mold and other contaminants from growing inside of your ducts. We work hard to give your ventilation and circulation system the attention that it needs and as a result, our cleaning service assists with eliminating dust, pollen, odors, contaminants and other debris from the equation altogether.
 
SERVPRO provides you with the highly trained professionals that you need to identify, clean, or even repair any air duct found inside of your commercial property accurately. Taking the proper precautions to avoid tearing the inner lining and inspecting your ventilation system for breaks or weak joints to ensure proper operation and long life of the equipment and ducting.
 
The professionally trained staff at SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands are ready to get started. Make the call today - (863) 510-5962

What Should You Do When A Fire Strikes Commercial Property?

9/24/2015 (Permalink)

This Commercial Fire Damage is Fixable

Call SERVPRO In To Minimize Your Commercial Fire Down Time

In the event that your business in Polk County is subjected to a commercial fire, your property could suffer extensive fire damage. Additionally, the reality of the fire and all of the legal and insurance matters it requires you to handle can engender substantive stress. However, learning more about commercial fires and the course of action you should take once one has occurred can help you restore your property quickly and relieve personal stress. Learn more about commercial fires and what to do when fire damage strikes.

Commercial Fires Causes

A wide range of factors may contribute to a commercial fire that can threaten the structure, capital improvements, and sanitation of your property. A wildfire, electrical fire, lightning strike, or a nearby commercial office inferno can have serious consequences. These are just a few factors that could lead to a fire.

The Importance Of Business Interruption Insurance

Unfortunately, commercial fires can cause many businesses to endure the type of substantive damages that preclude them from full recovery because of lost revenue and restoration costs. Many business owners fail to obtain business interruption insurance. Companies who do not obtain this coverage will also find the recovery process more difficult. In general, business interruption insurance costs roughly 10% more than a standard fire protection premium.

Because no company is entirely immune to a commercial fire, it is important for corporate leaders and business owners to obtain business interruption insurance. SERVPRO works in conjunction with many insurance carriers thereby allowing you to focus more on the business end of the fire event. In addition to obtaining the insurance, business owners should implement strategies that decrease the likelihood of fire damage. Some of those strategies include:

• Do not store flammable materials.
• Monitor smoke alarms to ensure that they function properly.
• Develop a fire evacuation plan.
• Keep your machinery and appliances in excellent condition.
• Ensure that all of your backup drives and critical paperwork are kept in a safe place with redundancy, perhaps the cloud.

Call for Assistance

The commercial fire damage restoration company to call in your hour of need is SERVPRO. With excellent training, backing of a national franchise, and state-of-the-art equipment we can respond to your fire damaged business in Polk County within one hour. We will get your doors re-opened as soon as is humanly possible so that you can get back to business.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

When it comes to commercial restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands responds quickly to your Polk County,Lakeland, and Lake Wales business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. For emergency service call us at (863) 510-5962

Smoke Damage Restoration is a Job For Professionals

6/18/2015 (Permalink)

When a home or other building has been exposed to smoke, the smoke permeates every surface in the building.

Smoke Damage Restoration is a Job For Professionals

When a home or other building has been exposed to smoke, the smoke permeates every surface in the building. From upholstered furniture to dry wall, smoke will leave an odor everywhere. Smoke will find its way into spaces between walls, into attics and under counters. In addition to smoke odor being widespread, it is also difficult to clean. Unlike many other sources of odors, smoke cannot simply be wiped away by a surface cleaning. Smoke particles need to be removed when possible and neutralized by special cleaners when they cannot be totally removed. Smoke odor is not only unpleasant; it can even cause numerous health problems, especially to the very young, the elderly and those with respiratory issues. If a building has smoke damage, it is important the odor be removed. 

The difficulty of removing the odor from smoke damage is the primary reason that building owners should hire a professional remediation company, like SERVPRO, to deal with the smoke damage left behind by a fire. SERVPRO will know where to find the sources of smoke odors, the proper cleaning materials to use and the proper way to clean the building to remove the odors. When hiring a remediation company, it is important that the company is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. The IICRC certification is the industry standard in the remediation business and provides building owners with the assurance that the remediation company has the knowledge and training needed to clean up the damage and to eliminate the odors. In addition to choosing a professional remediation company, remediation professionals will be able to make certain that the building is safe and will be able to get the job done quickly to help a building owner to be able to use the building as quickly as possible.

When a building has been damaged by smoke, a building owner’s first call should be to SERVPRO. SERVPRO is a nationwide company that specializes in remediation work. In addition having IICRC certification, SERVPRO’s large team of professionals have access to the best equipment and the collected knowledge of a nationwide team of experienced remediation professionals. The backing of a national company provides building owners with another layer of assurance that SERVPRO will get the job done right.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands responds quickly to your Polk County business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchises. Learn more about our commercial restoration services: