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Our Water Drying Specialists Will Restore Your Sebring Home Today!

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Drying Specialists Will Restore Your Sebring Home Today! We are available 24/7 to restore your home of water damage. We have the education and the tools to do it right the first time, call us today.

How We Mitigate the Varying Degrees of Water Damage in Your Sebring Home's Walls

Water that stays contained safely inside the different pipes and basins within your Sebring home rarely cause a problem. The many different ways that water becomes lost by leaving the confines of these places can create messes or lead to severe damage. The length of time and the amount of water both affect the amount of destruction a home endures.

When you first notice that your Sebring property is showing signs of water damage, you might feel drying things our solves the problem. SERVPRO water drying specialists have the skills and education to dry things out, but the damage also needs mitigation. We use our Green Fleet to bring all of the necessary tools and equipment to your home so we can perform both aspects of water damage mitigation.

When walls made of drywall come into contact with water for more than a quick cleaning, they can become damaged. A bubbled texture appears where swelling occurs underneath the paper covering of the drywall. We can often dry walls at this stage, but some swelling might remain permanent. Sanding permanent swelling down and then covering it with spackling can save the wall from requiring more intensive efforts.

More extended periods of exposure to water can lead to walls that fall apart, exposing electrical wiring and other hazards. Removing these areas and replacing them with new materials protects your family while also preventing secondary water damage from forming. Before closing these areas off with new drywall, we make sure they become dry again by pointing our air movers at an angle that directs the air in and then out again.

Secondary water damage can include mildew infestations that can cause health effects. Prevention of this and other problems typically saves homeowners from more drastic damage later. Our goal is to mitigate as early as possible to help make your home “Like it never even happened” and at the lowest cost possible.

SERVPRO of Highlands County provides mitigation services to homeowners in Lorida, Lake Placid, and Sylvan Shores, including water damage and other disasters. Call us at (863) 446-0258 to find out more about how we can help you protect your house.

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Call Our Team After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Avon Park Home

2/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call Our Team After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Avon Park Home We know that it is a stressful time for you and your family, so give us a call as soon as the storm is over!

Flood Damage Remediation For Your Avon Park Home

Flooding in your Avon Park home from storms is always a possibility. Floods are the number one disaster, and no matter where you live, you can be at risk. There are multiple things you can do that can help you prepare in case you ever do have to live through an event like this.

When floodwaters enter your home in Avon Park and cause flood damage, you need the help of professional remediation specialists. At SERVPRO, we understand the urgency of getting the water out of your home as soon as possible. The longer water sits, the more damage is done to your structure and your possessions.

When we first arrive at your home, SERVPRO techs assess the damage before getting started. Then, truck-mounted pumps are used to get all the standing water out. The more water we can get out during this process, the faster the drying time. For any items that are salvageable, we may move them to a separate location during the drying process so we can restore them safely and return them to the property once it is dry again. Industrial fans and dehumidifiers are used to finish the drying process. These devices are monitored daily and moved appropriately to ensure the fastest drying time.

You can prepare your home for a flood by closing any cracks in your foundation with masonry caulk and mortar or use a hydraulic cement since it expands and fills any gaps. Patching with just cement or mortar is not a good idea since it could crack again. Investing in a battery-powered sump pump is also a wise idea. It allows you to pump water out of your home and can be a great defense against flooding.

If you have a second floor, move items which are more expensive to a safer location. Furniture, artwork, and photographs can be put on a higher level to protect them. Water pumps and furnaces can be elevated when they are installed, if you can, to a height of twelve inches above the highest known flood level for your area. Any fuel tanks need to be anchored as well since they can otherwise float, rupture and leak fuel.

SERVPRO of Highlands County wants to help you dry your home in Placid Lakes, Sebring, or Sylvan Shores back out after flooding. We know that it is a stressful time for you and your family, so give us a call as soon as the storm is over at (863) 446-0258.

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How Professionals Use Advanced Equipment to Dry Your Water Damaged Sebring Apartment

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Professionals Use Advanced Equipment to Dry Your Water Damaged Sebring Apartment Each of our trucks and vans are loaded with equipment to restore your property.

Water Removal Professionals in Sebring Talk About the Different Types of Drying Equipment

If you ever happen to experience a flood inside your Sebring apartment complex, it is wise to call a professional restoration company such as the SERVPRO Franchise System immediately after you notice the excessive moisture. If water removal does not get completed quickly, secondary issues caused by humidity and mold can develop. Our technicians offer fast 24/7 service so that we can eliminate you having to suffer from secondary problems in the future. We answer our phones at all times, and we have crews located nearby so that we can arrive at your residence shortly after you call us. We know that the sooner we can start water removal on your property, the less likely secondary damage like mold or humidity problems develop. 

Even if the damage seems minor, other issues can develop if the original problem does not get treated by professionals like your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals right away. Our highly trained team knows special techniques to accomplish prompt water removal inside your Sebring apartment. We first start with extracting moisture while it is in its liquid form. After as much liquid H2O gets pulled out of your contents and building materials we utilize advanced technology to remove moisture that has soaked into non-porous structural components. During the rapid structural drying phase, we set up dehumidifiers and air movers to create the ideal environment for quick drying and evaporation. 

The air movers or at times, box fans create air circulation so that the wet air sitting next to wet surfaces gets pushed away so that more water can evaporate from the wet substances into the air. The air movers get placed so that the air hits wet surfaces at a 45-degree angle and does not push moisture deeper into the material. The dehumidifiers then pull moisture out of the air and lower the building's indoor relative humidity levels. The dehumidifying systems dispense the water out in liquid form and provide hot, dry air which is used back in the air movers' circulation. 

If you ever need water removed from your apartment complex, call SERVPRO of Highlands County at (863) 446-0258 24/7.

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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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