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Why Fast Drying is Necessary for Water Damaged Homes in Orlando

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in water damaged bedroom. Flooring materials have been removed. Small water loss incidents can quickly become a big headache. We have the means to dry your home fast!

Rapid Drying and Cleaning Solutions for Water Damaged Orlando Homes  

There are hundreds of potential causes for water emergencies in Orlando homes, and many instances that homeowners have chosen to entrust their properties to the experience and training of our SERVPRO team. Addressing threats within the first two days of a loss incident can help to avoid the deterioration of sensitive materials and make most of the cleanup and recovery needs confining to the surfaces of the damaged area.  

The successes of our team involve rapid drying and cleaning solutions for water damage in Orlando homes. Drying up moisture from saturated elements involves multiple tiers of equipment ranging from our line of extractors to varying sizes of air movers and dehumidifiers. The positioning and frequency of equipment placement in your house get determined during the scoping of the job by our crew chief. By documenting the conditions of the house and the severity of saturations, we can dispatch the right personnel with stocked ready trailers.  

We have a strategy that gets our experienced technicians mobilizing immediately after the First Notice of Loss (FNOL.) Our staffed emergency lines receive water loss emergency information and can gather as much data about this loss as possible to aid our responding professionals. With the right processing of these conditions, we can show up to water damage events with the right drying tools, extraction equipment, and cleaning products to make a difference before effects become too severe to restore.  

Cleaning up after a water loss incident typically cannot happen until drying is well underway or completed entirely. Our SERVPRO team has numerous potent cleaning products, including chlorine disinfectants and biocides that can eliminate potential fungal and microbial threats. The wipe cleaning approach with towels and diluted cleaning solutions can remove residues from the surfaces of walls, flooring, and even baseboards to prevent staining.  

No matter how fast water loss incidents can threaten your property, you have a team committed to arriving typically within four hours of the FNOL. Whenever disasters strike, give our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights team a call anytime at (407) 985-3200. 

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We Have The State Of The Art Equipment Necessary In Orlando

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

one of our technicians cleaning up water damage in a home by cleaning the carpets We were able to restore this property to pre-damage condition. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Saving Facilities After Silicone Roof Water Damage in Orlando

As many Florida business owners know, water damage is the second most common type of claim that they can make. A staggering 20% of all insurance claims filed are related to water damage of some kind, whether this is from a pipe malfunction, storm damage, or other water-related issues. Without thorough mitigation and drying, this damage can pose challenges to the structural integrity of your business as well as the safety of employees and customers.

If your Orlando office needs commercial water damage mitigation, you can count on a certified SERVPRO team to handle the damages quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to business. No matter how large or small the disaster, professionals are dedicated to restoring your business and ensuring that cleanup is done to code.

Silicone Roofing Risks

While silicone roof coatings can help business owners with flat roofing save on electricity and other costs, there are some risks to consider when implementing this in your space after water damage strikes. These include:

  • Abrasion and tear resistance. Compared to other coatings like modified bitumen, silicone roofing is not the most durable. It can get very slippery when wet, which can make it more prone to tears. Foot traffic, dropped tools, and other activities can potentially damage the coating. 
  • Attracting dirt. Silicone roofing, which is often white, can get a visible coat of airborne dust and dirt over time, which can darken the roofing. Clean regularly to maximize the energy-reflective nature of the roof coating and save on HVAC costs.
  • Recoating. While recoating may not be needed as often as it is for other roofing solutions, it is imperative to choose silicone that is compatible with your current coating. 

How SERVPRO Saves Your Facilities

If you have a roof leak in your facilities, SERVPRO can you use centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers in tandem to pull moisture off of surfaces and eliminate it, replacing the moist air with air that is warm and dry. To dry a wet ceiling, technicians may open a few ceiling panels on either end of the affected area and position equipment so that air circulates straight up and through the space between your ceiling and roofing. This placement also helps warm, dry air circulate through the affected space for better results.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights is here to ensure that your business looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (407) 985-3200 today for rapid disaster mitigation.

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Why Prompt Storm Water Removal in Your Orlando Residence is Crucial

11/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on a kitchen floor. We have your best interests at heart, we know how hard water damage to your Orlando home can be.

Please call us as soon as you realize you have water damage in your Orlando home. 

The rainiest season in Orlando is autumn when it rains 41 percent of the time. At times, storms occur, and they can be powerful and destructive. Floodwaters, debris, broken tree limbs, piles of snow, and shattered glass are some dangerous risks associated with storms. With enough damage, your property can be left in an unprotected, and vulnerable state, susceptible to further destruction.

If your home has sustained storm damage, hiring storm damage restoration professionals from SERVPRO is the right decision. Performing storm water removal in your Orlando residence speedily is a priority to avoid spending more money than necessary on restoration expenses. Storm damage differs slightly from other kinds of water damage. Restorers should be able to look out for signs of more severe storm damage like wind damage, weakened structures, and broken gutters. 

Following a storm, it is reasonable to be concerned about the status of your property. However, your priority should be to address your safety and that of your family and pets. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you stay safe. If you go back into your home to inspect it, look out for potentially hazardous debris like nails. If standing water is present, do not turn on the power or use any appliance. 

It is also advisable to take time to assess the damage in your home. Look out for ruined building materials, water stains, leaks, and other signs of water or structural damage. As you make way through your property, take photos to document the damage for insurance claims filing purposes. Tackling the storm damage as soon as possible is critical to the structural integrity of your home. Floodwaters may contain a wide range of pollutants including:

  • Chemicals 
  • Soil or silt
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Petroleum products 
  • Branches and leaves 

SERVPRO franchise professionals can complete the water removal process quickly. We have advanced water extraction equipment such as self-priming trash pumps that can remove the muddy water from your home effectively. We classify self-priming trash pumps as full trash, semi-trash, trash, or slurry based on the size of solids they can pass. 

We can also use air movers and dehumidifiers to increase the rate of evaporation of moisture from your home and its contents. This helps ensure sufficient water and moisture removal from floors, walls, furniture, and other possessions. To determine if the drying process is effective, our water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) can use infrared cameras to inspect and monitor the moisture in building materials. If moisture is still present in some materials, we can continue with the drying process. 

When you need water removal services after a storm, contact SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200. We can restore your home to its preloss state. We also serve the residents of Conway, Pine Castle, and Wadeview Park. 

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Removing Fire Odors from your Orlando Home

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Clearing Harsh Fire Odors from Orlando Homes

A considerable part of taking care of your Orlando home after a fire is addressing the odors that the incident left behind. Noxious scents are some of the fastest-spreading effects after extinguishment, and they can permeate construction materials, contents, and overwhelm open areas. With multiple solutions for the fire-damaged home in the form of top-tier restoration equipment, our SERVPRO team is ready to tackle these concerns in your house.

Odors are among the most challenging effects to remove from a property after a loss incident, making fire and odor cleanup in Orlando homes a vital element to protecting your property from further damages. Clearing out harsh odors involves several important steps and the use of deodorization products and equipment designed to filter out air quality contaminants and remove lingering odors in the environment.

Clearing Out Debris

Debris and rubbish can hold on to smoke and other smells from the fire. Clearing out all of these damaged materials and contents can not only help to set your home on the path of restoration, but it can also help to reduce the severity of noxious odors after a fire gets extinguished. Clearing this debris should occur after our SERVPRO content management division has earmarked your possessions for extraction and transport to our nearby facility for focused cleaning, deodorization, and temporary storage.

Using Deodorization Equipment

The most effective way to get rid of lingering odors within your home is with the use of any of our deodorization tools. While many have ideal applications, most are universal enough to be effective in nearly any situation. Portable units like our thermal and UV foggers are among the most heavily used, as they do not require setting up in a central location, because it is a mobile tool that goes with the technician from space to space.

Odors can be a harmful and hazardous presence for the occupants of your home, so trust our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights professionals to help you. Our experts have the expertise to help you breathe a little easier after a fire. Give us a call today at (407) 985-3200.

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Are You in Need Water Damage Restoration Services in Orlando? Call SERVPRO!

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on bedroom floor When this homeowner experienced a water loss incident, we were able to restore the home completely. Call us today!

Water Removal & Restoration Services Available In Orlando 

Whether you are facing floods caused by a recent storm, broken pipes, sewage problems, faulty appliances, or overflowing fixtures, there are local Orlando experts available to help. You are not alone and should never place yourself in harm’s way. Let people who are trained to respond to these kinds of events help you avoid losses and keep your family safe. 

If you live near Orlando or need water removal or restoration services in or around the area, look no further. There are many services provided by licensed, certified professionals who have all of the training, experience, equipment, and resources required. We can provide you with a full damage assessment and 24-hour emergency response, as well as the quality cleanup, removal, and restoration services necessary to assist every member of our local community and beyond.SERVPRO technicians offer customers access to all of the latest water removal equipment available today. Both hand-held and truck-mounted water extractors make fast work of both small and large areas, even those hard-to-reach or hidden areas that often go overlooked. We can remove vast amounts of water from your home, remove and dispose of unsalvageable items or materials, perform full structural drying, mold prevention, and restoration services. 

SERVPRO’s certified Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Technicians (IICRC) work hard to dry out the entire structure. Our technicians use air movers, dehumidifiers, hygrometers, and moisture detectors of all shapes and sizes. Our mold remediation and deodorization technicians also prevent mold from developing and remove any remaining odors that may exist after an event occurs. 

SERVPRO performs quality water removal and restoration services from start to finish. We place your needs first, making it possible to meet or even exceed any expectations you might have along the way. Our staff works with your insurance company whenever necessary to ensure a stress-free experience and keeps you informed throughout your restoration process. 

Contact SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights for answers to any questions you may have or to schedule your home’s initial inspection today. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, with emergency response teams ready to provide quality water removal, cleanup, and restoration services that help return your home to a quality preloss condition, fast. (407) 985-3200

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Have You Heard? SERVPRO Offers Water Damage Remediation Services in Orlando

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

armchair floating in living room Sometimes water damage is extensive and many times it seems as if it’s not. It is prudent to have that checked to prevent a mold infestation.

Our Water Damage Detection Skill Is Why SERVPRO Is the Orlando Industry Leader

If water did not spread when leaks or appliance malfunctions spilled fluid across a floor, Orlando residents might not need specialized assistance. When in a liquid state, however, water moves, seeking the path of least resistance. Any crack in the joint between the floor and baseboard or the crevices between strips or planks of hardwood can provide entry for anything from drops to gallons of water. Our familiarity with the characteristics of water migration is why we develop workable recovery solutions. 

We Use Advanced Technology to Follow the Water

Our crews arrive armed with a broad range of water damage detection tools. Orlando homeowners might believe that the worst is over when visible water disappears. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians on our team know differently, why we waste no time establishing the pathways water took into hidden spaces. A thermo-hygrometer establishes the overall temperature and humidity levels. Thermal imaging cameras can point to wet areas, but we need the supplemental data provided by moisture detection tools. We employ both penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters to evaluate the moisture content of structural components and fixtures such as carpeting.  

Next Steps after Discovery of Hidden Water 

Even seemingly solid drywall absorbs some water when exposed to the leak, and then allows more to pass through into building cavities. Our team must determine the most efficient way to release that water. Speedy water extraction and drying mitigates or halts the damage done by the leak and has the added benefit of avoiding secondary damage like mold growth. Controlled demolition is needed to inhibit the ancillary harm and to gain access to the water and enhance drying efforts. Over the course of hundreds of water damage projects, our team has developed an expertise in making flood cuts or punching weep holes to release water and improve airflow for efficient drying. Practice makes proficient and is why SERVPRO excels at managing and mitigating migrating water.

Our technicians' solid foundation in both the theory and the practice of moisture detection is why SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights delivers successful outcomes for our community’s residents. Call us at (407) 985-3200 for a swift assessment and prompt implementation of an appropriate project plan.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Orlando Water Damage Restoration

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

One of our vans sitting outside a home Our technicians quickly assessed the situation and went to work to make the home look and smell "Like it never even happened."

Rely on the Experts for Hurricane Water Damage in Orlando

The hurricane season has Orlando residents on edge, concerns about recovering from the damage a hurricane can deliver always at the back of their minds. Following sensible precautions and making preparations in anticipation of the aggressive assault of winds and rain tropical depressions, storms, and hurricanes can help ease your mind. Having our team of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) managers and technicians on speed dial completes your seasonal storm planning.

Speed Counts

The water damage done by water when Orlando battles hurricane-force winds begins immediately after rain or overland flooding intrudes. Ripped off roofs or holes in siding allow significant quantities of rain to enter, and flash flooding can put pressure on foundations and fill crawl spaces. The majority of building materials such as drywall, laminates, hardwoods, insulation, pressed and plywood, and framing absorbs the water quickly, restorable only if rapid water removal and structural drying occur. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our crews are alert and at the ready to mobilize when we know our community is in the path of potentially catastrophic weather.

Contamination of Hurricane Flood Water Poses a Challenge

Increasing the severity of hurricane-related water damage is the broad range of substances and items that the flooding carries into your home. Dirt, mud, dead animals and vegetation, landscaping and roadway chemicals, and sewage sweep into residences, mixed into the torrential rains. Safely removing this Category 3 water requires the knowledge and experience of SERVPRO’s certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT). We assess and categorize the water, plan for and implement containment and extraction, and dispose of the collected water following local hazardous waste regulations.

Controlled Demolition Avoids Secondary Damage

It might seem counterintuitive that tearing out sections of building materials limits permanent damage. SERVPRO frequently uses strategies like flood cuts and drainage holes to gain access to trapped floodwaters. It is crucial to release contaminated water from behind walls and above ceilings to eliminate pathogens that can endanger the health of occupants. The window to inhibit mold growth in damp areas is only 24 to 48 hours. Opening up building cavities enhances the efficiency of drying equipment and techniques.

Rely on the expertise of SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights if your home suffers damage from the waters of a hurricane system. Call us at (407) 985-3200 day or night for swiftly and professionally provided services.

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What Few People Know About Orlando Water Damage Remediation Success

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

hurricane weather picture near Florida When hurricanes affect our area, it's good to have SERVPRO on speed dial. Contact our team 24/7 any day of the week.

Addressing Post-Hurricane Water Damage in Orlando Homes

Even as far inland as Orlando is from the east coastline or the Gulf of Mexico, storms still reach the area with ferocity. Homes, commercial structures, and apartments can all fall victim to the path of a hurricane and its destructive winds, torrential rainfall, and even hail or debris. After a natural disaster like this passes through the metropolitan area, hundreds of homes and businesses can spend days and even weeks working to get their properties back to the way they were.

Choosing the right professionals to handle water damage in Orlando residences might seem complicated, especially with dozens of seemingly credible options. Our SERVPRO team has built a reputation based on three principles that set us apart from any other restoration team in the region.

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

We know how out of control storm damage, flooding, and even subsequent water damage can be after a disaster, and we have a commitment to readiness that has us reaching your doorstep in time to save your property from costlier damages and protect contents when possible. We have fully stocked trailers loaded with potent cleaning products, extractors, and rapid drying tools.

Like It Never Even Happened

In the aftermath of destructive storms, it can be easy to believe that your home might never look the same again. We have a full team of qualified technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in every facet of the industry. We can approach all immediate effects in your property and overcome almost any obstacle to get your home back to preloss condition.

We Are Not Happy Unless You Are

Customer satisfaction is the heart and soul of our SERVPRO commitment. Especially following devastating natural disasters like hurricanes, we band together to help our neighbors and friends get their properties back to the way they used to be. We hold our work up to the highest of standards – yours. If you are not satisfied, we are going to do what we can to make it right.

Flooding and water damage are two detrimental effects that often follow hurricanes and tropical storms that power through Orlando. No matter what your home needs after these emergencies, you can count on our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights team to help. Give us a call whenever you need us at (407) 985-3200.

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Professional Assistance after Commercial Water Damage in Your Orlando Bakery Helps in Many Ways

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Bakery setting with cakes, pies, and sweet treats on a bakery shelves. SERVPRO wants your establishment to be successful with water damage remediation, let us help with your sweets.

Let us complete your water damage clean up in Orlando.

Water damage in a commercial establishment such as a bakery creates several problems. Apart from inconveniencing your regular customers who have to go without their favorite pastries, it can also damage your premises. One excellent way to respond to such incidents in Orlando is to hire a professional such as SERVPRO to help because you benefit in several ways.

One effect commercial water damage in your Orlando bakery might have is contamination. Such contamination can originate from several sources, including spoilt foodstuff due to water exposure or microbial growth, which happens when water sits for extended periods. Contamination is a grave concern in food-related businesses because of the risk of food poisoning. Our SERVPRO technicians take different steps to eliminate contaminants. We extract any standing water using various advanced equipment such as portable or truck-mounted extractors. We also use EPA registered disinfectants when cleaning surfaces.

Exposure to water can damage various building materials in your bakery. The water can interfere with floor materials such as tiles, vinyl or laminate as well as the trim such as baseboards and door trim. Removing such materials is necessary for restoration. Such removal should not cause or worsen damage to surrounding materials. Our SERVPRO technicians have the necessary training in rebuilding services, allowing them to demolish the affected areas safely. For instance, we use simple procedures such as bracing drywall during removal to ensure that salvageable panels can be reinstalled once cleanup is over, thus saving cost.

A wide variety of waste materials piles up after water damage. Waste may include residues dissolved in the water and debris that comes from the demolition process. Apart from the menial task of aggregating such waste, there is also a need to dispose of it according to local regulations. Such regulations differ from state to state and in different cities within a state. Our SERVPRO technicians undergo regular training, which updates them with the current regulation on waste disposal, so you don't have to learn them.

Hiring a professional mitigation service helps you concentrate on your core business functions. Call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Are Storms Causing Flood Water into Creep into Your Orlando Crawlspace?

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy rain Did the heavy rain cause your crawlspace to flood? SERVPRO can remediate the damage and add draining solutions to help mitigate future damage.

Drying Out Damp Crawlspaces Around Orlando 

Crawlspaces serve a unique and helpful purpose for Orlando homes and can help to reduce any flooding or other natural disasters from reaching the main floor of the property. As useful as this might be, the neglect of this crawlspace from persistent dampness and moisture can be problematic, and the circumstances are even direr after stormwater pools in this cavity beneath your house. Homeowners need effective restoration and recovery solutions.  Our SERVPRO team can show you that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster by mobilizing our experienced team quickly in these emergencies. 

There are multiple benefits to this layer of protection beneath your house, but stormwater in crawlspaces of Orlando homes can be hazardous in numerous ways. It is vital to get this area dried out as quickly as possible following a severe storm event to prevent worsening conditions taking hold of structural supports, joists, framing, or the flooring material of the main level in the house. All of these materials become at risk from prolonged moisture exposure and direct saturation from pooling water when flooding occurs. 

Our professionals must assess the full scope of the damage and determine how likely moisture and dampness are in this area as we develop long-term solutions to help. Often homes that remain susceptible to the negative presence of even groundwater require capable diversion equipment and strategies like sump pumps or drainage systems that move pooling water from the property altogether. The implementation of these tools or approaches can make our drying efforts more effective and longer-lasting. 

Crawlspace encapsulation is another strategy that can help your property to stay protected from continual moisture and dampness. Along with the installation of water diversion tools, we can cover all exposed ground, supports, and overhead flooring with a thick 12mm plastic sheeting. Before covering, we spray antimicrobial agents on vulnerable surfaces like wood to prevent the allowance of mold growth. Once covered, water cannot penetrate the plastic to damage the main floor of the property. 

Crawlspaces are a vital element to protecting your home and providing a convenient location for utility shut-offs. When these areas become damaged by stormwater and flooding, you can count on our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights team to help. We have state-of-the-art training and equipment to make these emergencies “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (407) 985-3200.

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