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Skilled Restoration After a Grease Fire in Orlando

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO for Commercial or Residential Fire Restoration in Orlando

Did you know that cooking happens to be one of the most common causes of a kitchen fire? Out of those fires, the highest risk comes from frying foods. A grease fire in your Orlando property is dangerous because it can get out of control quickly. While prevention is critical, SERVPRO is always available 24/7 when you need help handling the cleanup after a grease fire or any blaze within your home or business. We make it “Like it never even happened.”

Before you need to call us for fire restoration in Orlando, these are some helpful tips to remember to help prevent a fire in your kitchen:

  • Always cook in a clean area and clean up any spills on your cooktop once it cools. Greasy exhaust hoods or stovetops can catch fire easily.
  • Never leave your food unattended while cooking, as it can take minutes for cookware to scorch or boil over.
  • Always have a lid within reach, and a fire extinguisher handy should flame erupt. 

Did you know? It is best that you have at least three fire extinguishers readily accessible in your home!

When you call SERVPRO to handle the fallout of a kitchen fire, there are bound to be pungent odors from burnt proteins. We have specialized methods to break through the most challenging, stickiest soot residue to clean surfaces and remove odors. Our team wipes down cabinetry, discards all food items, and cleans appliances. In some situations, it is best to replace your microwave if it is positioned above the stove, as it will be counterproductive to have a repair team fix it.

A fire in your kitchen can be scary, but SERVPRO of South Orange County is here for prompt fire restoration service! Call us at (407) 226-2621 or request help online.

Handling Fire Damage Throughout Your Lake Nona Home

4/30/2022 (Permalink)

fire caused doing laundry When a fire has damaged your home. SERVPRO fire damage restoration team has you covered, 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Helps Lake Nona Residents with Professional Fire Damage Cleanup

With any house fire in Lake Nona, you could get hit with the loss of furnishings, electronics, sentimental items, and more. Not only will flames cause devastation, but there is also water from fire hoses and smoke and soot to address. SERVPRO knows how important it is for you to have a plan to get back on your feet. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, here for area residents 24/7 for emergency response.

Homeowners may not realize the possible impact on their health when subjected to fire damage in Lake Nona. There will be dirty water left with contaminants from charred debris. Soot and smoke residue can have health effects for both humans and pets. You also have to worry about structural elements and instability until fire restoration gets completed.

Some steps to follow that will help you get ahead of the turmoil a fire leaves in its wake include:

  • Seek temporary shelter, as entering fire damaged homes before they get deemed safe is dangerous.
  • Contact your insurance provider, tell them about the blaze, and get your fire damage claim started. 
  • Get in touch with SERVPRO so we can mobilize a crew to your door within hours to begin the assessment and inspection.

Once we arrive, we will protect your property with the help of our board-up and tarping services. We cover windows and doors as well as holes in walls or your roof to protect it from the elements, vandals, and vermin.

Fire restoration commences, handling all residual moisture, charred debris removal, and addressing structural elements to return your home to pre-fire condition. Unsalvageable materials get replaced and finished to make it look “Like it never even happened.” Before wrapping up, our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) ensure no lingering odors get left behind to remind you of the fire.

Call us at SERVPRO of South Orange County when you need help with fire damage. Reach us 24/7 at (401) 226-2621.

Skilled Mold Remediation After Flooding Rains in Orlando

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Horrible mold damage on walls Mold remediation for your home is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for your home.

SERVPRO Acts Quickly in Orlando to Execute Mold Remediation

After significant storms beware of mold remediation in the Orlando area, your property could be subjected to floodwater infiltration. Not only do you need rapid water removal services to pull up standing water, but there could be the potential for mold growth given the right circumstances. Whether you see black mold or smell any foul, musty odors, you need to have someone come in to handle it as safely and efficiently as possible. Why call SERVPRO? Because we always come armed with the right equipment and years of experience in each mold mitigation situation!

How can I tell we need mold remediation in Orlando?

Unfortunately, mold is a likely outcome whenever your home gets impacted by flooding or interior water damage. Living organisms like mold spores will thrive when given moisture and organic materials to feed on. You cannot completely eliminate mold, but hiring professionals for mold cleanup will get you the level of cleaning you need to breathe freely within your property once again.

Once you contact our customer care team at SERVPRO, we mobilize our Green Fleet to your door with skilled technicians and all the right equipment for the job. After our arrival, we will:

  • Identify the moisture source to remove water and address the root cause. Failing to do so only means we leave an outlet for mold to develop again. 
  • Containment is put into place using sheeting and negative air pressure to keep microscopic spores from moving into unaffected areas of your property.
  • We begin pulling up mold spores with the help of vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filtration.
  • All surfaces get thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized with the help of specialized cleaning agents and anti-microbial products.

If you want a new level of peace of mind when hiring someone for mold remediation, our skilled team at SERVPRO of South Orange County is here to help. You can reach us by requesting help online or dialing (407) 226-2621.

Handling Fire Damage Throughout Your Lake Nona Home

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Chairs on fire When a fire has damaged your home. SERVPRO fire damage restoration team has you covered, 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Helps Lake Nona Residents with Professional Fire Damage Cleanup

With any house fire in Lake Nona, you could get hit with the loss of furnishings, electronics, sentimental items, and more. Not only will flames cause devastation, but there is also water from fire hoses and smoke and soot to address. SERVPRO knows how important it is for you to have a plan to get back on your feet. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, here for area residents 24/7 for emergency response.

Homeowners may not realize the possible impact on their health when subjected to fire damage in Lake Nona. There will be dirty water left with contaminants from charred debris. Soot and smoke residue can have health effects for both humans and pets. You also have to worry about structural elements and instability until fire restoration gets completed.

Some steps to follow that will help you get ahead of the turmoil a fire leaves in its wake include:

  • Seek temporary shelter, as entering fire damaged homes before they get deemed safe is dangerous.
  • Contact your insurance provider, tell them about the blaze, and get your fire damage claim started. 
  • Get in touch with SERVPRO so we can mobilize a crew to your door within hours to begin the assessment and inspection.

Once we arrive, we will protect your property with the help of our board-up and tarping services. We cover windows and doors as well as holes in walls or your roof to protect it from the elements, vandals, and vermin.

Fire restoration commences, handling all residual moisture, charred debris removal, and addressing structural elements to return your home to pre-fire condition. Unsalvageable materials get replaced and finished to make it look “Like it never even happened.” Before wrapping up, our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) ensure no lingering odors get left behind to remind you of the fire.

Call us at SERVPRO of South Orange County when you need help with fire damage. Reach us 24/7 at (401) 226-2621.

Stages of Water Removal from Flooring in Lake Nona Homes

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Cleanup Is a Product of Several Phases of Restoration in Lake Nona Properties

Cleaning up after water damages can require several steps and stages, beginning with our fast arrival for mitigation. Emergency services slow the progress of water damage and help prevent unnecessary harm to contents by allowing relocation and item-by-item cleanup and restoration. We are able to help 24/7 when disasters strike.

Surface Water Removal

Among the first steps of water cleanup for Lake Nona homes and businesses is eliminating surface water from the damaged areas. It is critical managing this pooling of water throughout the affected areas to reduce absorption and saturation into sensitive flooring materials like carpets, hardwood, and other similar materials used. We have multiple extractors to help in this effort, including vacuums and pumps.

Removing Moisture from Flooring Materials

It is important to identify water's impact on the flooring materials themselves. While we prioritize surface water removal, some penetration and absorption are likely. We must track the moisture migration in the house with sophisticated equipment to determine the ideal placement of our drying tools like mats and dehumidifiers. Some of the moisture tracking tools used include:

Was the Subflooring Damaged?

One of the questions SERVPRO must answer when managing water damage in a home or business is whether or not the subflooring was damaged during moisture migration. This subflooring often consists of an OSB board or plywood installation with joists, making it highly susceptible to water damage and deterioration. If water damage exists in these areas, we must act quickly to prevent tear-out and reconstruction when possible.

Because water damage can spread quickly in homes and businesses, SERVPRO of South Orange County works quickly to mitigate loss and protect what matters most to our customers. We are ready 24/7 to help when you call (407) 226-2621.

Four Common Mold Remediation Tactics for Orlando Homes

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

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Professional Mold Remediation Options Work Best for Damaged Orlando Homes

Mold can be among the more challenging damaging effects that your property experiences in its lifetime. While not all homes and businesses develop mold threats, some areas are impacted regularly by moist conditions that facilitate infestation. Our experienced professionals can respond quickly with remediation strategies that overcome threatening conditions and prevent further damage with processes such as:

  • Moisture removal
  • Content cleaning
  • Mold remediation
  • Repairs

Surface Cleaning Treatments

Beginning mold remediation in Orlando homes focuses on what can be done quickly to overcome developing infestations and prevent irreparable harm to hosting materials. Ideally, surface cleaning is chosen first because it is less invasive and destructive, introducing powerful antimicrobial products to affected surfaces that kill mold organisms on contact. 

Power / Hand-Sanding

Sanding is a measure of removing mold growth that only focuses on what is just beyond the surface layer. Using both hand sanding techniques and power tools, we can more effectively influence organisms trapped beyond the visible surface layer. This measurement is typically used with semi-porous materials like wood.

Media Blasting or Abrasive Cleaning

Among the more aggressive approaches that our professionals can take to remove active mold colonies from the property include media blasting. Along with efforts like sponge pressure cleaning, various media is blasted into the material substrate to eliminate mold organisms. The process could involve pressurized air or water, but water is more rarely used to prevent additional conditions for facilitating mold growth.

Controlled Demolition

While it is used as one of the final resorts for mold remediation, controlled demolition is a universally effective solution for removing active colonies. Discarding hosting elements is a certain method to eliminate mold concerns for the property. Because we have a contractor license, we can complete this demolition work as well as needed repairs and build back services required after mold exposure.

Mold is a threat to any home or business and should be resolved fast. Our SERVPRO of South Orange County team can help when you call (407) 226-2621. 

Protecting Orlando Home Contents and Structure After Water Damage

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

pooling water on laminate flooring SERVPRO mitigates water damage to laminated flooring with rapid extraction making our Orlando homeowner feel, "Like it never even happened."

Water Mitigation Protects Orlando Homes in Several Ways

Emergency services and mitigation are among the most critical first steps in protecting homes and businesses after water damage incidents. Whether it is a damaged appliance or a burst pipe, acting quickly to prevent the migration of water and its impact on the rest of the house saves a customer time and money on necessary actions like:

  • Water removal
  • Drying
  • Cleanup
  • Mold prevention

Protecting Flooring with Fast Extraction

One of the effective methods of water mitigation for Orlando homes includes removing standing water from the premises. It is among the most needed aspects of restoration and recovery to remove pooling water from flooring materials, and this initial effort is critical to prevent saturation and absorption into these semi-porous surfaces like engineered wood plank floors. We have a combination of pumps and vacuums to help with extraction needs.

Protecting Contents Through Relocation

Preserving and restoring what matters most to your family means providing the necessary outlets to clean and recover impacted belongings from a damaged site. Often, the best solution we can provide is relocation. Acting quickly can prevent unnecessary harm and damage to the contents of the house by moving them to an area unaffected by the current water damage incident.

Protecting Wall Assemblies with Plumbing Repairs

Another mitigation strategy that we can implement quickly when we arrive is to repair and restore the damaged structure. Leaks and breaks in the plumbing require replacing materials and reconnections, making this one of the priorities when access to the structural cavity is revealed. With a contractor license, we can complete these build-back needs with the same urgency and reliability of our restoration services without delays.

Water damage is happening every day. Having a trusted and experienced team of professionals to help when your Orlando home suffers from these conditions can be valuable. Give our SERVPRO of South Orange County team a call today at (407) 226-2621.

How Can I Perform Storm Floodwater Removal in Lake Nona?

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Storm Floodwater Removal in Lake Nona is Easier with Assistance from SERVPRO 

What do I do after the floodwater has deposited sewage and chemicals into my house? How do I get rid of mud and sludge deposits and materials with the ability to contaminate consumable products? How do I prevent the breeding of mold, viruses, and bacteria on wet structures?

SERVPRO has highly trained technicians who can remove storm floodwater in your Lake Nona residence. Our restoration process can provide you with peace of mind after the disaster. It includes the procedures below:

Our SERVPRO technicians can use electric submersible pumps to pump out the floodwater. We remove all the materials that have had contact with the water for cleaning or disposal. This process commences the process of drying and restoring your house to its former state.

Removing Silt, Sludge, and Mud

SERVPRO technicians can remove the silt deposited by floodwater by shoveling it out. Our team can use power washing equipment to remove muck or mud off the exterior of your home. We can also remove sludge or sewage sludge containing solid residues settling from industrial commercial or municipal sewage treatment plants.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Our technicians can clean affected materials and repair or replace those that have undergone damage. We can use disinfectants like formaldehyde to kill microorganisms.

Drying and Lowering Humidity

Our SERVPRO technicians use air movers to blow warm air into damp areas to remove moisture from affected contents and structures. We can lower the humidity in the house by using desiccant dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers use chemicals with a high affinity for water to absorb moisture from the air to maintain internal conditions at levels unfavorable to microbial growth.

SERVPRO of South Orange County is well-equipped to handle storm flood damage in your home. Contact us at (407) 226-2621. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Do I Deal with Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage in Orlando?

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke entering room from under door Soot and smoke leave an unwanted foul smell in the building that if off-putting to employees and customers. SERVPRO can remove the smoke odors.

Handling Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage is Straightforward with SERVPRO’s Help 

I have a fire in my retail building and need help restoring it to normal. Who can help me remove the ash, water from firefighting efforts, smoke stains, and odors? 

Hiring SERVPRO is the solution after a fire has ruined your place of business. We are well-equipped to perform commercial fire and smoke damage repairs in Orlando. Our restoration process includes the steps below: 

  • Assessment and emergency repairs
  • Ventilation and salvaging of contents
  • Extraction of water
  • Removal of soot and cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Reconstruction 

Assessing the Damage and Performing Emergency Repairs

Upon arrival, our technicians evaluate the damage and perform the necessary emergency repairs to maintain the integrity of the building. These repairs may include patching holes in the roof with roof tarps and boarding up windows or openings.

Ventilation and Salvaging

To get rid of dust and harmful soot, our SERVPRO technicians can ventilate the building. We can remove severely-damaged items for disposal and the salvageable ones for cleaning and restoration. 

Extraction of Water

Fire damage invites water damage from hoses and sprinklers used to fight the fire. We can remove all the water and dry the building on a case-by-case basis to prevent the loss of tenants. 

Removal of Soot and Cleaning

Soot is acidic, which gives it the ability to cause further damage if not removed immediately. Our technicians clean and remove soot from walls, ceilings, upholstery, air ducts, and the HVAC system.

Deodorization

Soot and smoke leave an unwanted foul smell in the building. Our SERVPRO technicians can use water-based wet mist deodorizers to deodorize the structure. We apply the deodorizers using a ULV mister. This device produces a fine mist that penetrates cracks and crevices where smoke odors are present.

Reconstruction

Our SERVPRO technicians can rebuild the damaged sections on the interior and the exterior of the building to restore it to its preloss condition. 

SERVPRO of South Orange County takes pride in assisting commercial property owners to get back in business after fire and smoke damage. Contact us for help at (407) 226-2621.

How Do I Deal with Storm Flood Damage in My Orlando Home?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

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Address Storm Flood Damage in Your Orlando Home by Hiring SERVPRO 

A storm comes unannounced. It can take you by total surprise and leave you devastated. It can lead to wind damage and flooding, leaving you in utter desolation.

SERVPRO is the response team to get in immediate contact with if you experience flooding in your house. We are a team of competent, well-trained, and fully equipped technicians ready to handle storm flood damage in Orlando homes. Our technicians are well versed with the rules and regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Authority, so dealing with your situation is something we are familiar with. We can restore your home by doing the following:

Removing Floodwater and Materials

SERVPRO technicians pump the floodwater out of the house. We take the affected furnishings and materials from the residence to sort out and dispose of those destroyed beyond repair.

Drying

We use air movers to blow warm air into the residence to dry it out. We can also remove the water vapor using dehumidification equipment. We strategically position dehumidifiers in a home to allow the humid, moist air within it to be moved to the units and the dry, warm air the units discharge to be circulated back into the ruined area.

Debris Removal and Cleaning

The storm might have brought tree branches, silt, and other debris to your property. Our SERVPRO team can remove the debris. We use industrial-grade detergents to decontaminate affected contents to restore them to their original condition to avoid replacement costs.

Repair and Restoration

We reconstruct damaged structures within and without the house to maintain its structural integrity. Our SERVPRO technicians can replace windows and repair the roofs broken by tree branches brought in by the storm.

SERVPRO of South Orange County is equipped to counter storm flood damage in affected properties. Contact us for help at (407) 226-2621