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Why It Is Important To Have An Escape Plan In Case Your Avon Park Home Experiences A Fire

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why It Is Important To Have An Escape Plan In Case Your Avon Park Home Experiences A Fire Since fire can spread so rapidly through your home, giving you maybe as little as one to two minutes to safely escape, a plan is essential.

Creating An Escape Plan In Case Of Fire And Fire Damage In Your Avon Park Home

When a fire breaks out in your Avon Park home, time is your biggest enemy. In under thirty seconds, a little flame can get entirely out of control and turn into a major blaze. Planning properly beforehand could mean the difference between life and death. That is why you need to create a fire escape plan and go over with your family.

Since fire can spread so rapidly through your home, giving you maybe as little as one to two minutes to safely escape, a plan is essential. Getting everyone out is your priority – you can worry about the fire damage to your Avon Park home after the fire is out. Then you can reach out to our technicians at SERVPRO, who have the professional training and tools needed to restore and clean up your home after the fire.

Sit everyone in your household down together and make a plan. Take a walk through your home and check out all the possible escape routes and exits. If you have children, you should think about drawing a floor plan of your home and marking two ways out for each room, including doors and windows. You also need to mark where each smoke alarm is located. SERVPRO techs can also clean your home of smoke residues and smells.

Your evacuation plan should include some key elements, such as using the back of your hand to feel the doorknob, top of the door, and crack between the frame and the door to ensure the fire is not right outside. Use a secondary exit if the door feels hot. If it feels cool, slowly open it as you lean your body up against it.

Make sure no one wastes time trying to save any personal property. Instead, everyone needs to take the exit that is the safest. If you have to go through smoke to escape, cover your mouth and get down low to crawl under the smoke. Designate an area outside of your home where you all can go once you are out safely. Make one person responsible for going to a neighbor’s and calling the fire department. Under no circumstances should anyone go back into a burning home.

SERVPRO of Highlands County understands that experiencing a fire in your home in Lorida, Sebring, or Placid Lakes is very stressful. That is why when you call us at (863) 446-0258, we make sure to arrive quickly to your home and take care of the cleanup and restoration for you so you can focus on your family.

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Flooding in Sebring?? Quick, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Keeping Your Commercial Building Open for Business

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Flooding in Sebring?? Quick, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Keeping Your Commercial Building Open for Business Be Free from Flood Damage and Closures in Sebring--Call SERVPRO for Rapid Water Removal and Drying

Commercial Flood Damage in Your Sebring Office Suite Building Creates Problems

Disastrous storms and horrible weather can hit Sebring any time. Office suites may seem impervious to these drastic changes in our otherwise sunny climate, but these beautiful buildings can sustain serious damage, just like other business building types.
 
Commercial flooding in Sebring office suites that hold various businesses and clinicians practicing various therapies can suffer a negative impact making these places unsafe to occupy. We can complete the work needed to mitigate the damage, top to bottom, and help get your tenants' businesses back to normal quickly, whenever possible.
 
Getting things dried out rapidly means that other areas, including upper levels, never experience the elevated humidity so easily caused by flooding. Fast water extraction is crucial to mitigating damages to inventory, building materials, and capital investments. Enclosed spaces keep moisture from evaporating to the outdoors. Instead, we set up several types of machines to solve the problem. This makes it easier to breathe and also prevents both secondary water damage and mold.
 
Air movers keep moisture from settling and condensing on surfaces. Desiccant machines extract the moisture from the air, as do our portable dehumidifiers. After pulling up flooded carpeting, we also use heated mats that force more rapid evaporation rates to occur, all while extracting trapped moisture under flooring materials. Injectidry tubing reaches into areas otherwise inaccessible and continually fills them with warm, dry air.
 
While we dry your building, many odor-causing particles remain in place. We can perform effective deodorizing techniques to prevent such scents from causing your tenants issues in their own spaces.
 
We also work with other professionals to ensure that your building's safety never becomes a cause for concern. Our trusted partners can inspect and discuss any issues with the electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling, and other systems with you. Working with these professional helps reduce expenses while providing a smoother, more streamlined mitigation service.
 
SERVPRO of Highlands County is always here to help you maintain your office building. We serve business owners and managers in Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Lorida. Call us at (863) 446-0258. We can get started, day or night, any day of the year, when flood damage causes you problems.

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Don't Wait Until It's Too Late! Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Restoration

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Wait Until It's Too Late! Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Restoration Our SERVPRO team can restore flood damage from your home "Like it never even happened."

Flood & Storm Damage Restoration For Your Sebring Homes

One of your first moves after flood damage hits your Sebring home should be to place a call to a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO. By utilizing a certified and experienced mitigation service, you can decrease long-term costs associated with repairs and restorations and significantly reduce the time it takes to get your home back to normal. Our technicians are available on a 24/7 basis to respond when you need them most and always arrive at your home within hours of your first call to start up this process.

The First Steps: Safety, Evaluation, and Additional Resources

As soon as we arrive to help take care of flood damage in your Sebring home, our priority is to get a thorough and professional assessment of the situation. We analyze the extent of the damage, flow of water, and the presence of any remaining moisture and then develop a plan of action to turn the situation around. If we identify any safety concerns during this phase, we either work around them or contact emergency services.

Removing Water

The longer it takes to remove water from your home, the more long-term damage may be caused. Thus, once we understand the situation, our top priority is to extract any standing water and begin drying the area out. With the help of powerful water extraction pumps, we can remove large volumes of water very quickly and begin drying out multiple rooms at once with the help of industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers.

Beginning Restoration Procedures 

When the situation allows for it, our SERVPRO technicians may immediately get to work on some processes that would ordinarily be part of our restoration work. Some materials, such as carpets, woods, and fabrics, may be more sensitive to time than others, and we prioritize working on the most pressing issues first. Our top priority is to keep costly replacements to a minimum and save as much of your home as possible before replacing anything.

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SERVPRO of Highlands County is here to help when flood damage strikes. Call us at (863) 446-0258 for our advice and services.

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Our Team Of Fire Damage Specialists Will Remove Odors From Your Avon Park Home

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Team Of Fire Damage Specialists Will Remove Odors From Your Avon Park Home We are always here for you, year-round, at any hour of the day or night.

Why SERVPRO Directly Addresses Fire Damage-Related Odors In Avon Park

The chemical reactions that happen during a house fire leave your home in Avon Park full of strong odors. Even after the complete removal of burned materials and a thorough cleaning away of sooty residues, these odors can continue to bother occupants. Removing them helps families recover more quickly and without the constant reminder of a tragic fire.

Why SERVPRO technicians engage in extensive training is to remain prepared, so we can remediate after your Avon Park home sustains fire damage. Gathering tools and equipment together takes time, so we keep our Green Fleet loaded with the necessary items. Using every possible way to save time means we are always Faster To Any Size Disaster. A speedy response means less time for soot to dry on materials, which makes such soot harder to remove, while an earlier response ends up saving time during the cleaning process.

The cause of such odor comes from soot that became embedded in tiny pores and other areas that even rigorous cleaning techniques can leave behind. Heat-bonded particles do disintegrate but do so more slowly than those that blew into hidden areas of your home where smoke deposited them. While our crews work on cleaning your home of debris, charred materials, and other fire damage mitigation services, we use hydroxyl gas and air scrubbers to clean the air. Hydroxyl gas freshens the air via chemical bonding to many odor-causing particles while air scrubbers physically remove them.

After we finish with mitigation and the house is ready for restoration work to begin, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses thermal fogging equipment to neutralize odor-causing soot particles. Thermal fogging creates a dense fog that looks and acts like smoke. It travels to the same locations that the smoke went during the fire and penetrates the same areas, filling rooms, closets, cabinets, and other small spaces that give soot a place to hide.

We understand how fire damage can continually remind a family of a past tragedy. We take pride in both our dedication to helping local families recover after such disasters and our ability to always arrive well-prepared and highly trained. When you need qualified and highly skilled professionals whose dedication shows in their work, call us, SERVPRO of Highlands County, at (863) 446-0258. We are always here for you, year-round, at any hour of the day or night.

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How Our Team Can Remove Foul Odors From Your Fire Damaged Home Sebring

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Team Can Remove Foul Odors From Your Fire Damaged Home Sebring When a fire occurs inside your residence, it can be a frightening ordeal and can leave your home with damages that include strong smoke odors.

Fire Damage Restoration In Sebring Includes Odor Removal

When a fire occurs inside your residence, it can be a frightening ordeal and can leave your home with damages that include strong smoke odors. Luckily, the fire in your house did not destroy your property and left many of your belongings intact. However, the heavy presence of smoke is overwhelming. The best way to deal with this is to call IICRC certified professionals like us right away.

SERVPRO fire damage restoration services in Sebring can restore your home to its preloss condition when possible. Fire can burn materials that can emit smoke odors and can also weaken the structure of the residence. Our trained team can inspect your home for damages and make minor repairs. Plus, they can eliminate offensive smells quickly by employing industrial air scrubbers. The crew may also use air movers and high-velocity axial fans to remove lingering smoke smells. We can also utilize thermal fogging equipment to enhance indoor air quality.

Burned items like carpeting, curtains, clothing, and upholstery can also create pungent odors inside the structure. We can throw away all charred contents. The techs can clean and sanitize materials that they save and can store them on or off-site until the restoration is complete. The team may also use odor deodorizers to eliminate odors from various items and materials such as couches, carpeting, and drapes.

The crew can also use professional cleaning products to remove dirt and soot from surfaces inside the home such as the floors, ceilings, and walls. We may also clean fire residues from other surfaces like cabinets, countertops, and windows. Sometimes, we may need to utilize portable ozone machines to flush out smoke odors. If we use this type of equipment, you must leave the residence until we complete the process due to the strong chemicals. You do not have to worry if we have to use ozone machines because our techs make sure the home environment is safe before you return.

SERVPRO of Highlands County fire damage team is nearby and can help restore your home when possible. We work fast and efficiently and can make it look “Like it never even happened.” Contact us 24/7 at (863) 446-0258.

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Our Crew Is Faster To Any Size Disaster When A Water Damage Emergency Happens In Your Avon Park Home!

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Crew Is Faster To Any Size Disaster When A Water Damage Emergency Happens In Your Avon Park Home! When you come home after work in Avon Park and find your home saturated because of a busted pipe, things might seem like they can only get worse.

Water Removal Services Save The Day When You Find Your Avon Park Dwelling Soaked

When you come home after work in Avon Park and find your home saturated because of a busted pipe, things might seem like they can only get worse. SERVPRO is always ready for emergencies like this, though, so there is no reason to try to get things cleaned up yourself. Using a broom or mop to push the water out the door might seem like a good idea, but the bulk of the water can quickly prove to be too much for one or two people.

SERVPRO technicians have training in how to best work in teams, so mitigating such disasters can efficiently protect your Avon Park with targeted water removal services. We use high-powered submersible pumps to pull the water out of your home at a rapid rate and then switch to smaller units that can remove water from tighter spaces, like along baseboards and under cabinets.

Water can find its way into interior walls because of the force behind the water pushing it into such areas. However, this same water, once inside, never seems to leave on its own. Without the force behind it to push it out, it just sits there. We apply the necessary force by removing baseboards and drilling tiny weep holes so the water can escape. We remove this water as it appears, and then force warm, dry air into the same space. This process dries the wall out from the inside, making it much less likely to damage the walls permanently.

Another aspect of water removal involves the removal and disposal of damaged materials and belongings. We do this to not only protect your property from the increased risk of water damage but to also minimize the effects of moisture on the microbial population inside your home. Soaked materials continually give off moisture into the air, raising the water vapor amount considerably. Odors from the chemical reactions also begin to appear inside homes with this kind of situation, so our Odor Control Technician (OCT) is always ready to provide you with effective relief.

SERVPRO of Highlands County understands that fast water removal makes a considerable difference in the final results of a home's mitigation and restoration. Our 24-hour emergency services line, (863) 446-0258, is always ready to provide you with much-needed assistance.

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Why You Need SERVPRO to Remediate Your Flood Damaged Sebring Home

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why You Need SERVPRO to Remediate Your Flood Damaged Sebring Home Water, water everywhere...and everywhere it shouldn't be. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and restore your home.

Important Steps we Take to Fix Flood Damage in Sebring

There is no perfect time for a flooding incident, and unlike other emergencies, it is hard to eliminate all possibilities of flooding in your Sebring property. If you consider all the ways that might leave you with flooded property, the risk becomes even more evident. Apart from rising waters, driving rain, a punctured roof and sewage back up are among issues that can leave your property swamped in water. Our team of exceptionally skilled technicians can deliver the remediation services you need to cope with the issue when it arises.  

One of the most significant problems related to flood damage in Sebring is contamination. It happens when rising waters dump toxic materials such as industrial chemicals into your property. Sewage backup also causes severe contamination since raw sewage is a biohazard. Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and therefore take various steps to decontaminate all affected areas thoroughly. Spraying an EPA-registered biocide immediately after arriving at a job site helps neutralize disease-causing microorganisms. We also perform a flood-cut two feet above the water line helping us remove all porous materials such as insulation and drywall soaked in the floodwaters.  

Floods leave debris, mud and other forms of soils in the affected areas. Such wastes are not only unsightly but might also cause problems such as bad odor if left unchecked. Our SERVPRO team is well fitted to handle cleanup. We have high-pressure washers that can remove soils from the affected areas fast. Working as a team also helps quicken removal of other types of debris.  

After the flood, the excess humidity and the moisture trapped in porous materials such as wood can cause various problems including mold and rot, which lead to bad odors in your property. Other problems like warping and buckling in wood also happen. At SERVPRO we have invested in high-grade drying equipment including dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers. ASD, Applied Structure Drying certification, means that our crew takes every measure to dry your structure to normal levels.  

Dealing with a flood is easier when you know what to do. Call SERVPRO of Highlands County to help. You can reach us at (863) 446-0258 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Your Best Guide to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Sebring

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Best Guide to Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Sebring When water damage affects your bookstore, time is of the essence. Prevent continued damage to your stock by calling in SERVPRO to remediate.

Fast Water Removal Protects Your Sebring Bookstore

As the owner of a bookstore in Sebring, you have a diverse collection of customers that enter your building every day. You work to provide the kind of content they are looking for while offering a no-pressure atmosphere to browse and peruse at their leisure. Water loss incidents that occur within your bookstore carry a sense of urgency given the stock of the building and require an immediate response from trained restoration specialists to mitigate and preserve.

When you find yourself in need of water removal and restoration for your Sebring business, you notice all of the items that remain at risk for continued damage. Our SERVPRO technicians know that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster because we are available to respond to your emergency 24 hours a day. Our advanced training for IICRC certifications in water restoration allows us a unique advantage to getting the job completed quickly so you can return to business as usual.

A primary concern of a bookstore owner facing a water loss incident is the stock of books themselves. The present moisture in the affected area could abnormally impact individual units, causing pages to erode, the book to deform, or even secondary effects like mold growth to occur. Our SERVPRO professionals can help to mitigate these potential losses by removing the stock of books at risk throughout your building and work to protect them while the cleaning and drying efforts continue on the premises.

As a business owner with the largest part of your investment now threatened by pooling water throughout the building, you need a team of qualified technicians that can remove this excess quickly. With an array of pumps from portable options to wet-vacs with extraction wands, our professionals can remove the excess water from the affected area fast.

Your bookstore might service many customers throughout the week, but a disaster within your facility could threaten the foot traffic and the quality of the stock within your shop. Give our SERVPRO of Highlands County rapid response team a call anytime to help. You can reach us by calling (863) 446-0258.

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The Real Truth Behind Leaks and the Water Damage That They Cause to Your Sebring Home

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Real Truth Behind Leaks and the Water Damage That They Cause to Your Sebring Home A leaking hose or pipe can occur for a long time before the damage is visible. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate any damage.

Long-Term Effects of Leaking Sink Fixtures in Your Sebring Home

As a Sebring homeowner, you work hard to take care of the needs of your house as they occur, learning new skills and tradecraft secrets to save yourself some out-of-pocket expenses. However, there are certain situations that require skilled professionals in the restoration industry, and water loss incidents are among them. While you might not attribute a leaking faucet to require immediate action, you might become surprised to learn how quickly water damage can spread and affect large areas of your residence.

While many homeowners have experienced water damage in Sebring from leaking sink pipes or fixtures in their home, many have also sought the experience and industry-leading equipment of our team. With a persistent water source like this, the effects can spread quickly into the cabinetry, flooring, walls, counters, and other areas. Stopping the spread is a critical first step, but that goes far beyond repairing the damaged sink.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to immediately determine the full scope of the damage from the leaking fixture. Sophisticated equipment like our thermal imagery and moisture detection tools can isolate pockets of moisture and dampness that must get addressed to fully restore the property. While extraction is often not necessary for steady pipe or fixture drips, drying and dehumidification are.

The goal of our SERVPRO professionals is to preserve the damaged materials as best as possible, limiting the amount of tear out and later reconstruction that would be necessary. Dehumidification and drying can help to preserve wood flooring and cabinetry, drawing out the moisture before the saturation allows these materials to bloat and distort.

Finding the right assistance when your home is threatened by water damage is as simple as trusting our professionals. With the mindset that preservation is better than reconstruction, we can help you to dry out and clean up the affected areas quickly beginning the moment that we arrive at your home. You can give our SERVPRO of Highlands County emergency response team a call 24/7 at (863) 446-0258.

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Here's How Our Fast Response Will Help Restore Your Water Damaged Commercial Property In Sebring

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Here's How Our Fast Response Will Help Restore Your Water Damaged Commercial Property In Sebring When there is a water spill in your workplace, call SERVPRO of Highlands County to help with removal.

Why Fast Action Is Necessary During Commercial Water Removal Sebring

You should take remedial action fast when your Sebring workplace floods. A quick response is necessary because the longer your business remains closed, the higher the likelihood of customers seeking services elsewhere. Again the longer it takes to remove standing water, the more damages it causes. Based on our experiences handling water removal cases, we can tell what kind of damage to expect based on the time lapsed.
 
Depending on the level of spillage, commercial water removal in Sebring might take from a few minutes to days, before the property is back to its preloss condition. In the early minutes after the spillage starts, the biggest worry is how to curb the water from spreading far. At this stage damages such as moisture-sensitive furniture finishes turning white are common. Furniture might also leach and stain carpets. A team from SERVPRO can help extract water or move the furniture to help reduce damage.
 
If it takes hours to pump the water out of the property, the damages become more severe. Any wooden or particleboard furniture such as cabinets begins to swell and delaminate. If non-colorfast materials such as draperies or upholstery are soaked from the spillages, the dyes might bleed. It is also at this stage odors become apparent. If this happens, our SERVPRO technicians not only need to move the items but, also ensure they create the right drying conditions to avoid further problems. For instance, we do not expose the affected furniture to direct sunshine because that would exacerbate the damages.
 
Removing water in severe spillage cases can take days. In such cases, it is possible for mold to develop in the affected areas. Paint blisters and wallpaper peeling off are other common problems. If there is a wooden floor, chances of salvaging it diminish by the day because of severe warping and cupping among other problems. Since water finds its way into spaces between floorboards, it might be necessary to remove the boards to remove all moisture. Our SERVPRO team using specialized equipment such as the injectidry system can dry such moisture without tearing down the floors.
 
When there is a water spill in your workplace, call SERVPRO of Highlands County to help with removal. You can reach us any time at (863) 446-0258. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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