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7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

Be Prepared

Prevention is key! 

  1. Install the right number of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.
  2. Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one.
  3. Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home.
  4. Establish a family emergency communications plan.
  5. Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year.
  6. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
  7. Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire.
Kitchen Fire Safety

How to Stop a Grease Fire the Right Way

Let’s say you’re frying your favorite food and suddenly you notice wisps of smoke escaping from the oil you’re using. Before you know it, there are flames leaping up from the pan. What should you do? The key to putting out a grease fire is to suffocate it by cutting off any oxygen flow. Here are a few ways you can do this safely:

  1. Turn off the heat source.
  2. Cover with a metal baking sheet or lid.
  3. Pour salt or baking soda on the flame.
  4. Use a Class B fire extinguisher.
  5. As a last resort, call 911 and evacuate your home.
  6. Finally Call SERVPRO of South Orange county for the fire restoration. 407-226-2621
Dehumidifiers strategically positioned in a bathroom

Dehumidifier to enhance the restoration process

DEHUMIDIFIERS: Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air after it has evaporated.  Our technicians position dehumidifiers strategically in a water-damaged structure so the moist, humid air moves through the unit while dry, warm air is discharged from the unit circulating back into the wet areas. Did you know that dry air acts like a sponge to absorb moisture from wet materials? Since it does, we use the dehumidifiers especially because it provides a continual source of dry air to enhance the restoration process. Refrigerant dehumidifiers remove water vapor through condensation, and based on the specific job, we will use a small commercial refrigerant dehumidifier because it removes approximately 8 gallons of water per day from the atmosphere, while an extra-large commercial refrigerant could remove as much as 20 gallons per day.

Commercial Property Disaster Clean & Restoration

Minimize Downtime

SERVPRO of South Orange County for your day-to-day business emergency services. Below are just a few of our other services:

Flooring Services- Carpet, vinyl flooring, ceramic, vinyl & linoleum maintenance & services, wood flooring maintenance & renovation.

Carpet Maintenance Services- Cleaning, drying, stretching & seaming, spitting & deodorizing.

Why choose SERVPRO of South Orange County

Why choose SERVPRO of South Orange County

  • SERVPRO of South Orange County offer 1-4-8 Response Guidelines to help minimize additional, secondary or permanent damage and contamination. In addition, SERVPRO of South Orange County is available for emergency response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • SERVPRO of South Orange County Professionals apply their industry knowledge, training and understanding of hoe relative humidity, temperature, vapor pressure and air movement influence drying conditions.
  • SERVPRO of South Orange County Professionals are outfitted with state-of-the-art industrial grade equipment and products. 
  • Timely mitigation is key to the restoration process. Restoring property is SERVPRO of South Orange County’s first priority.

flood damaged crawl space in the Lake Nona are of Orlando

Crawl Space in a Lake Nona, Orlando home

The crawl space of a property in Lake Nona, Orlando FL is often flooded after a tropical storm, or worse, a hurricane. SERVPRO of South Orange County technicians can remove the water swiftly to mitigate damage to the support beams. There are more than one strategies depending on the layout of the foundation, we can suggest an encapsulation service to create an envelope protecting this area from absorbing water. A sump pump may also be utilized. Other than the risks of mold growth, the interior air quality of the home is better when the crawlspace is dry. SERVPRO of South Orange County technicians are always ready to help our neighbors in Lake Nona, Orlando Fl and anywhere else in the greater Orlando area. Make sure to call SERVPRO of south Orange County as soon as possible when your crawl space has water damage.

Large storm over Hunters Creek Shopping Center

Flood Damage?

A Hunters Creek area business experienced storm water back-up during some heavy rain storms in June. Thankfully they already knew who to call. SERVPRO of South Orange County was called to extract standing water and steam clean cement affected by CAT 3 water. Job was completed in less than a day and they were able to get their employees back to work in a timely matter.

SERVPRO of South Orange County 407-226-2621 is ready to help any business that has a disaster affecting the operation. Business continuity and keeping employees working is a top priority.

Overflowing dishwasher in Orlando home

Dishwasher Overflow

This Orlando family loaded their dishwasher after a delicious dinner, then retired to the living for movie night. That's when the unexpected happened! The dishwasher overflowed flooding the entire kitchen and dinning room. But not to worry because SERVPRO of South Orange County was called out immediately. 

When it’s your home or business that’s underwater, mitigation can’t wait. You need mitigation to begin yesterday.

The cost of water damages can increase exponentially with time. Wood floors warp, drywall soaks in moisture and mold develops in hard-to-reach areas of your home or business.   The benefits of rapid mitigation by a SERVPRO of South Orange County Technician are two-fold: Your costs go down as potential hazards may be avoided, and your peace of mind goes through the roof.

Receiving positive feedback from Janet J.

Positive Feedback is always exciting for SERVPRO of South Orange County!

SERVPRO of South Orange County strives each and every day to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always ecstatic to get positive feedback from our customers.

Here are some recent quotes from real customers:

Extremely satisfied. Caleb is truly professional. I was impressed that Brian took time to come by to survey the work. 2nd time SERVPRO of South Orange County helped us mitigate water damage.

-Joseph P.

Darian & Magaly were thorough & informative. The first team Jake & Tyler were professional and very communitive about the follow up process, I did not have to ask the questions to get answers.

-Janet J.

Very friendly and professional group! Highly recommend.

-Dee Dee S.

Overall team was very professional in approach, answered all questions on moisture issues.

-Christopher A.

These wood floors were soaked due to wall pipe burst

Call SERVPRO of South Orange County First!

Imagine it’s 8:00 p.m. on a Sunday, and you walk into your home after a relaxing vacation expecting to switch on the lights, put the kids to bed then get some rest yourself.

A water pipe has burst over the weekend, dumping thousands of gallons of water over your hard wood kitchen floor, your carpeted living room and your cement utility room. You realize this problem is far beyond the reach of your shop vac. What do you do now? 

When it’s your home or business that’s underwater, mitigation can’t wait. You need mitigation to begin yesterday. If water damage strikes you or your customers, give SERVPRO of South Orange County a call immediately to quickly turn your "before" into a "happily ever after"

SERVPRO is Ready to Help When Storms or Floods Hit!

Storm and water damage affect not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of South Orange County understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. The first 24 hours after a storm causing widespread flooding and water damage are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Our team is ready to respond as quickly as possible to help our Greater Orlando communities with cleanup and restoration.

Warehouse Flood in Hunters Creek, Orlando Fl

A Hunters Creek area businesses warehouse experienced storm water back-up during some heavy rain storms in June. Thankfully they already knew who to call first. SERVPRO of South Orange County was called to extract standing water and steam clean cement affected by CAT 3 water. Job was completed in less than a day and they were able to get their employees back to work in a timely matter.

SERVPRO of South Orange County 407-226-2621 is ready to help any business that has a disaster affecting the operation. Business continuity and keeping employees working is a top priority.

Commercial Kitchen Fire

This is a picture of a restaurant grease fire in Orlando, FL. The smoke and soot from the fire stuck to all the surfaces in this commercial kitchen. SERVPRO of South Orange County arrived promptly and began work on this fire job immediately. The technicians at SERVPRO of South Orange County got to work right away cleaning every nook and cranny. Fire jobs require very intense labor to get cleaned up, but the customer was more than happy with the work and the professionalism of our cleaning team and staff. SERVPRO of South Orange County got this restaurant back in business and smelling great in no time. 

Commercial sewage backup

Every T-Mobile store in the Greater Orlando area has SERVPRO of South Orange County’s number on hand for their emergency needs such as this unfortunate sewage backup.

We sanitize and disinfect affected materials to stop the spread of biological and chemical contaminants. Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. If necessary, we deodorize the area so there are no remaining odors.

Sewage contains harmful bacteria including fecal coliform and Escherichia coli, viruses and any and all other toxic substances including chemicals and poisons.

Call SERVPRO of South Orange County for your commercial sewage losses. 407-226-2621

Hurricane Preparedness tips

June is the start of Hurricane Season. Here are some tips to follow whether you own a home, RV, boat, car or all of them! You can see a storm coming by the change in color of the sky (often greenish), large hail, low-flying clouds and a roar like a freight train. 

Life can be unpredictable but having plans in place help you with whatever may come. As always, once the storm passes, contact SERVPRO of South Orange County to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We offer specialty cleaning services too !!

We offer many services beyond restoration. Such as:

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

We can clean those hard to reach areas. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your home or office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of South Orange County for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your work space look its very best.

Tips for Emergency Fire Damage!! What NOT to do?

In a fire or water loss situation fast response is key to preventing further damage, SERVPRO of South Orange County Professionals offer an emergency checklist.  By keeping their tips handy or with your insurance policy, you increase the chances of a successful restoration. SERVPRO of South Orange County utilize a 24-hour hotline for immediate response to emergency situations. Call SERVPRO OF South Orange County today for more content-saving and restoration tips.

Don’t….

  • Wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Clean any electrical appliances or TV.
  • Eat any canned or packaged food or beverages stored near a heat or water, as they may be contaminated.
  • Send clothing to dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.
  • Leave wet fabrics, books or magazines on the floor.
  • Handle any bodily fluids.

Equipment

There has been a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of South Orange County Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

For example:

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.
  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Fire Damages and the HVAC System

Following a fire, SERVPRO of South Orange County pays careful attention to the HVAC system and duct-work to prevent the spread of soot and to eradicate a potential source of lingering smoke odor. If the system was operational at the time the fire occurred, chances are good that the system helped to circulate the soot and smoke throughout the structure. Experience has shown that the duct-work system, including the air registers and HVAC units, should be thoroughly cleaned to prevent continued circulation of soot and odor-causing particles that may have contaminated the system. 

Devastating bedroom fire in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL

Why choose SERVPRO of South Orange County?  Because we understand that we are in your home.  Memories, precious belongings, we treat every job with compassion and reverence, and every homeowner with kindness and respect.  Our technicians and project managers spend time with homeowners going over details to make sure they understand our process, and why it is we do what we do.

We understand that a house fire is devastating.  Avoid the added stress of trying to navigate the loss on your own, and call on the leaders in the restoration industry.  SERVPRO of South Orange County is always here to help.

Smoke Cleanup in Dr.Phillips Office Building

This Dr. Phillips office building with smoke and soot damage were in good hands. SERVPRO of South Orange County were equipped and ready to properly contain and restore the offices and hallways back to their original pre-damaged state. 

Mold in wall cavity in Orlando, FL

Water leakage caused the dormant mold spores to develop into large mold colonies along this wall. We demolished the lower two feet of the drywall after we sealed this part of the house to prevent the cross contamination of mold spores, fungi particles, and dust.

Who does the clean up noone else wants to do?

We do!!! SERVPRO of South Orange County offers biohazard, crime scene, and trauma clean up. Our technicians are specially trained to handle each situation and remediate the affected area properly. Please give us a call if you are in need of our services, we are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Even on holidays!

Sink or dishwasher leak?

Sink or dishwasher leaks in the kitchen can be tricky. It may seem "dry" but how can you check what's going on behind the cabinets? This photo shows what will happen if water damage is not properly dried out. SERVPRO of South Orange County uses state of the art equipment to make sure all areas are dried and treated. Dont let a small problem turn into a big mess!

Spring Showers=Roof Leaks

The old saying goes springs showers bring may flowers... Well those spring showers bring roof leaks as well! There is much more to roof leaks then just a roof repair. Drywall and framing must be properly dried in order to prevent a bigger issue down the road. SERVPRO of South Orange County is here to help with all your dry out needs.

Irma was not very nice to central florida roofs!

We received over 200 calls on September 11 2017 for various damages as a result of Hurricane Irma. Most common was wet ceilings due to roof leaks. Our team worked around the clock to get everyone taken care of and back in order. Its so important to get water damage to your home dried out properly to prevent further damage. When in need call us anytime of day!

Behind the "scene"-Mold damage

Although it may seem water damage is not a big deal and can be cleaned up on your own. It is best to hire a professional such as SERVPRO of South Orange County. What happens if it is not treated properly is a bigger problem develops... MOLD

Fire Cleaning

Each fire damage situation is different based on different factors such as what started the fire, matierals involved in the fire, etc. Because of this we analyze each situation and determine the best way to approach the cleaning of your structure and contents.

Hotel-Water Damage

EEEEK. 40 room flood at a local hotel during busy season. Well its always busy season for hotels when you are in Orlando. Thankfully, SERVPRO of South Orange County was able to jump in and get the rooms back in order!

Water Loss

Commercial water loss. The operations manager was very pleased with SERVPRO of South Orange County fast response time and the professionalism of our employees.

Dont let water damage affect your business operations, we will have you up and running in no time!

Residential Mold Remediation

Mold Remediation in Orlando, Fl. Homeowner noticed discoloration in the pantry which shares a wall with AC unit. SERVPRO of South Orange County left this job "Like it never even happened."

10,000 SF Commercial Water Loss Orlando, FL

SERVPRO of South Orange County arrived to this large commercial water loss promptly to efficiently extract all water and begin the drying process. This office was up and running in no time!

Sewage Back Up

SERVPRO of South Orange County responded to this yucky sewage back up in Orlando, FL. The owner could not believe how quickly we were able to clean up, dry out, and have the home looking "like it never even happened."

Water Loss in Orlando, FL

SERVPRO of South Orange County responded to a water loss due to a unknown leak in wall behind cabinets. Customer was very pleased with the turnover time!

Please call SERVPRO of South Orange County for all your residential water damage needs.

Orlando-Residential Water Damage

Damaged cabinet as a result of a leaking garbage disposal. Kitchen was dried out and restored within 3 weeks. Insurance claim paid for dry out and replacement of damaged cabinets and countertop!