Flood Damage Remediation Does Not Have To Be Stressful For Your Sebring Home
Flood damage can accumulate when you least expect it. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO for all your remediation needs.
Use Flood Damage Cleanup for Your Sebring Residence to Prevent Secondary Damage
Nobody ever looks up to find a house flooded, but flooding is a common occurrence. When floodwater enters your home, it can suffer serious damage and leave its mark in several ways. After a flood hits, you may find it necessary to rip up carpeting and tear down drywall.
Before starting the remediation efforts, make sure you take photos to document the flood damage in your Sebring residence and call your insurance agent to determine what your policy covers. Next, call a flood damage cleanup company like SERVPRO to assess the harm done to your home and begin the cleanup process.
The presence of water in a building helps microbes grow. Therefore, our cleanup process involves extracting the water and moisture. Our technicians use equipment like pumps to remove standing water and air movers to speed up evaporation. We then use dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air.
The list of the potential damage that flooding can cause in a home seems endless, but our water damage restoration technicians can assist you to handle it. Anytime water enters a building, mold is likely to grow. It usually appears within 24 to 48 hours of water intrusion and poses health risks. We can inspect your property for visible signs of mold and use infrared cameras to detect hidden water sources.
If mold is present, we can use several containment procedures to prevent it from spreading. An example is using negative air chambers to separate the affected areas with negative air pressure and physical barriers to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. Our technicians also turn off the HVAC system to keep mold from spreading.
We also evaluate the contents exposed to high humidity or water for cleaning needs. If your wood furniture has been exposed to high humidity, our technicians can clean and polish it. We also check storage areas like closets for items that need to be cleaned or deodorized. Electronics may require special cleaning and drying services. We can work with a company that cleans sensitive equipment like pianos to restore them to their preloss state.
After your home has flooded, call SERVPRO of Highlands County to help you with the cleanup process. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. You can reach us at (863) 446-0258.
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We Respond Fast to Fire Damage Restoration In Sebring
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SERVPRO Fights Fire Damage and Odor in Sebring Nursery
Fire damage in a home carries problems beyond the char and smoke. Water or fire extinguisher residue are often part of the cleanup as well as addressing odors left behind. And even though our technicians work quickly, sometimes we have to push even harder for our customers.
When our SERVPRO emergency response team handled a call from a homeowner, it was to mitigate fire damage in a Serbring nursery quickly. The fire occurred when an ionizer machine to purify the air malfunctioned and overheated the wall plug. One wall was a charred mess, and the electricity was off; as a result, so we used our generators to power our equipment.
The homeowners' new baby was due to be born any day, and they wanted to get the baby's room cleaned and restored from fire damage as fast as possible. Because prolonged exposure to smoke and soot may cause health issues, and it is crucial that professional-level cleaning occurs for fire loss.
We moved the crib, changing table and other items out of the area to be cleaned and disinfected in another area and then contained the nursery to stop any further spread of soot. If there was a positive to the situation, the nursery did not have water damage from putting out the fire, and the only residue from the fire extinguisher needed cleaning.
We cut away the charred sheetrock above the overheated plug using controlled demolition techniques and discarded it as it only contributed to the foul odor in the room. Then using handheld vacuums with HEPA filters, we removed soot and powder-like extinguisher residue from the surfaces and then used wet sponges to clean away the remaining smoke residue.
To leave the nursery as soot-free as possible, we then ran our air scrubber that captures odor-causing soot particles smaller than the human eye can see. Afterward, techs deep cleaned and disinfected the nursery, and the room required no additional odor control procedures. When our SERVPRO team completed mitigation on the fire loss, we gave the homeowner a list of the repairs that the nursery needed to return to its preloss condition before the baby arrived.
SERVPRO of Highlands County at (863) 446-0258 is available 24/7 to assist with fire damage in any part of your home. Our certified technicians have both the experience and equipment to make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."
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Did You Know That SERVPRO Uses Technology for Water Removal in Sebring?
No matter the size of your water loss incident, SERVPRO of Highlands County is equipped to remove the water.
SERVPRO Uses Technology to Stay On Top of Water Removal in Sebring
To stay competitive on a national scale, we at SERVPRO work continuously to improve our lineup of water removal and damage restoration techniques. Removing and reversing the effects of water and flood damage in a short time frame while keeping costs low takes years of experience, research, and high-end technology. Thanks to our national network of sister franchises, we can provide some of the most advanced and innovative technologies available to help clean up and restore your home after a disaster.
Rapid Extraction of Standing Water
When most people in Sebring think of water removal services, visions come to mind of pumping significant volumes of standing water out of the home through heavy machinery. While most floods we encounter do not need these services, we pack some of the most high-power industrial strength machinery available to pump water. Our truck-mounted water extraction devices can remove water from your home within minutes, stopping the acceleration of damages that can happen whenever standing water remains in your home for longer than a few hours.
Drying Soaked Materials
Extracting water from saturated wood, carpeting, furniture, and other porous surfaces on a large scale is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of tools and equipment to accomplish this task. For most purposes, we can set up heavy-duty air movers that create powerful wind currents in your home to extract even the most deeply-embedded droplets of water from your home. For more sensitive furniture and materials, we have developed a multitude of unique and specialized cleaning processes that, while more time-consuming and challenging to train for than the use of air movers, can help to prevent objects and materials in your home from sustaining any further damages.
Monitoring Moisture Levels
Even once we finish these processes, it can be easy to miss hidden pockets of moisture in the walls and floors of your home. We use infrared imaging devices combined with thermohygrometers to identify patches of moisture that might be invisible to the naked eye.
At SERVPRO of Highlands County, we stay up-to-date on the latest technology to help us combat water and flood damage in local homes. Contact us 24/7 at (863) 446-0258.
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We Are The Professionals in Water Damage Remediation in Sebring
Water damage remediation can spiral out of control if done wrong. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today.
Water Removal or Drying? Which is More Important for Mitigating Water Loss in a Sebring Home?
When it comes to water damage, a frequent mistake homeowners make is not thoroughly drying the area. Blotting up water and then setting up fans only dries the surface. Areas within wall cavities and subflooring create problems such as foul odors if not professionally cleaned up.
A homeowner contacted SERVPRO and requested water removal services in the kitchen of her Sebring home. Upon our arrival, we quickly identified the source of the leak and began scoping outward to methodically identify every area the water migrated into using both thermal imaging and probes. We showed elevated moisture levels under the kitchen sink where the leak originated and under the cabinet.
When SERVPRO technicians extract water from a site, it is not uncommon for us to do several passes with our portable pumps to pull up every drop of excess moisture possible. The reason for this is that it lessens the time needed for drying when we deploy our air movers.
After we identified the areas where the water had migrated to, we set up the room for drying. Our technicians hold certifications in Applied Structural Drying. Air movers are much more than fans. They create a chain reaction by forcing high-velocity air over surfaces, and it causes the moisture from within to rise to the surface. Once there, our dehumidifiers capture it and port it away. Because our technicians concentrate on removing as much water as possible before drying, this part of the restoration process often goes quickly.
After drying, returning the affected areas to sanitary conditions and inhibiting mold and odors is a priority. We use EPA-registered cleaners to wipe down all surfaces, so it smells as clean as it looks.
Water removal should happen as quickly as possible to avoid potential secondary damages to your property. Call SERVPRO of Highlands County at (863) 446-0258 whether your water loss is a little or a lot, we have the equipment and certifications to make it, "Like it never even happened."
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We Provide Fast Fire Damage Clean Up In Sebring
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Mitigating Commercial Fire Damage in a Sebring Bar
There is never a dull day when you own a bar. Between colorful patrons and the demands of the business, you can always expect something unexpected to happen. What you may not expect, however, is a kitchen fire that creates tons of soot and fills your establishment with unpleasant smoke odors through the vents. Unfortunately, air fresheners and deodorizing sprays alone cannot cover odors after commercial fire damage has occurred.
If you need fast, professional cleanup for commercial fire damage in a Sebring bar, SERVPRO technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to mitigate damage and eliminate odors. Our team can restore your facility so that you can open your doors for patrons to enjoy food, drinks, and friends without distracting, unpleasant odors to detract from their experience.
Kitchen fires, particularly those from cooking, can spread soot and odor-causing residues from both cooking oils and carbonized food particles, particularly proteins such as chicken or beef. Our team can use EPA-registered disinfectants to thoroughly clean surfaces in your kitchen before moisture exposure can turn soot acidic and corrode metals and plastics in your bar's kitchen. We also have tools specifically for cleaning your vents to prevent further proliferation of foul odors from fire.
After we clean surfaces in the kitchen, SERVPRO odor control technicians have access to a variety of tools for eliminating odors from fire and smoke. Thermal foggers, for instance, produce a heated, solvent-based smoke that eliminates odors by penetrating surfaces the same way that smoke does. Hydroxyl generators, which emit a safe combination of hydrogen molecules bonded to oxygen, can recombine odor-causing substances on a molecular level and are so secure that they can be operated even during work.
SERVPRO of Highlands County is ready to clean up your fire damage disaster at a moment's notice. We know that emergencies do not wait for regular business hours to occur, so we are always available. Give us a call today at (863) 446-0258, and we can leave your bar looking "Like it never even happened."
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Spring Showers and Flood Damage Cleanup in Sebring
Are you ready for potential flooding from spring storms?
Flood Damage Cleanup for Your Sebring Residence
With the heavy spring rains and spring flooding, damage to the interior of homes in Sebring caused by groundwater is a common issue. The best thing to do is to reduce your risk as much as possible. If you do not have a sump pump, you might want to consider getting one installed, as they are not as expensive as you might think.
When the waters have entered your Sebring home, you need help cleaning up the flood damage as soon as possible. A professional restoration company, such as SERVPRO, knows how to do the cleanup efficiently and quickly, so you can avoid additional damage from the water sitting too long in your home.
Other than sump pumps, there are other steps you can take to protect your home from groundwater flooding. Raising furniture, appliances, and fixtures is always a good idea. In many cases, groundwater flooding is a minor nuisance which amounts to some wet walls and streams across the floor. Raising these items prevents them from coming into direct contact with the water for an extended period.
A goal when restoring your home from flood damage is preserving and protecting your structure and possessions, and the carpeting is one of our first concerns. Many situations require SERVPRO techs to replace the carpet padding, as it breaks apart after it becomes soaked. It is relatively inexpensive, so the cost of taking it out and installing new padding is usually less than trying to dry the pad in place.
The carpet itself can lose up to fifty percent of its strength when exposed to water. Delamination is the primary concern with carpeting, and even new carpets can delaminate. It usually shows up in the form of bubbles. Higher traffic areas are more likely to delaminate, and we often find this problem when lifting the carpet during water damage. If this damage is present, replacing the carpet becomes necessary.
When floodwaters have entered your home in Sebring, Placid Lakes, or Avon Park,you can count on SERVPRO of Highlands County to dry you out again. Just give us a call at (863) 446-0258 so we can help you make it “Like it never even happened.”
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Avon Park Fire and Smoke Odor Damage? Call SERVPRO for a Stress-Free Restoration Service
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Restoring a Dining Room after Fire Damage in an Avon Park Home
Candles are one of the leading causes of fire damage in any home, and it is vital to keep an eye on any lit candles in your house, especially if you have children or pets. When your beloved cat accidentally knocks over lit candles during your candle-lit anniversary dinner at home with your spouse, it can leave you with a lot more cleanup than just washing the dishes or sweeping up rose petals.
When your romantic dinner plans go awry because of accidental fire damage in Avon Park, SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 to mitigate your damage and restore your dining area to its preloss condition with a variety of tools designed to clean soot and eliminate smoke odors in your home.
Most fire damage in a home comes from dry smoke, which is created by fast-burning, hot, oxygen-rich fires. While soot stains from these types of fires are easier to clean because of their lower aerosol content, heat damage is more likely. This type of damage can come in the form of singed fabric on a linen table runner, or blackened spots on an elegant wooden dining table. When exposed to humidity, chlorides and sulfides in soot can become acidic, meaning potential damage and discoloration. Our technicians mitigate this by thoroughly cleaning surfaces in the affected area to prevent the formation of acidic soot residues. SERVPRO utilizes a variety of specially formulated cleaning products to maximize our cleaning results.
Eliminating odors is a crucial aspect of fire damage restoration, and SERVPRO technicians have a variety of tools to address this. The first step to mitigating odors is, of course, eliminating the source of smoke odors and cleaning thoroughly. This may include a controlled demolition of charred materials which immediately reduces the source of odors. Next, industrial-grade deodorizers are used to combat odors on carpets, fabrics, wood, and other porous surfaces that absorb soot and odors like a sponge. Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers are often used to eliminate odors by generating deodorant particles as small as 8-15 microns in size to cover surfaces. We can also place hydroxyl generators and in extreme cases an ozone machine to neutralize at the molecular level, smell particulates.
SERVPRO of Highlands County is ready to clean up any size disaster. Call a representative today at (863) 446-0258 and our team can be at your home within hours.
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When Water Causes Damage To Your Sebring Condo, Our Crew At SERVPRO Is Ready To Help!
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Finding An Expert Team To Remove Water From Your Sebring Condo When You Are Not In Town
Owning a second home in Sebring as retirement approaches is an investment in a close-knit community that will welcome you when you are ready to make it your permanent home. The best part is that your condo unit stays in perfect shape even when you are away. However, accidents happen and a leak in your neighboring unit can leave you at a loss for how to handle repairs at a distance. It is always best to leave water removal to the experts, and even more so if you are not present when the incident happens.
SERVPRO is available 24/7 to help with your water cleanup needs in Sebring. We have the formal training and on the job, experience to arrive at your home and quickly assess the extent of the damage. Our first step is making sure that the source of the leak is under control so we can start extracting any water that has seeped into your home. If it has been clean waters, we may be able to move fast enough to save all of your belongings and avoid further water saturation to structural elements in your home. Even your carpets can be salvaged when your call comes quickly, and we arrive on time.
Mold is another crucial reason to call our SERVPRO team to your rescue as soon as you can. Standing water is an invitation for mold and bacteria to reproduce and spread throughout your house. Our technicians monitor this proliferation carefully and take action to curtail it, even before it becomes a widespread problem. Our dehumidifiers and air movers help encourage air movement within your condo, so its moisture levels return to normal. When there is a need for further repairs, such as repairing tiles or drywall, we coordinate with contractors so the process is seamless and the restoration process is completed promptly.
SERVPRO of Highlands County is at your service whether you are a full-time Sebring resident or not. By calling (863) 446-0258 you have access to a competent team of experts that can make a water leak a thing of the past. Like you, we want to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”
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We Restore Your Home Faster After A Flood Disaster In Highlands County
We can help you save your belongings by protecting them from further flood damage. Call us 24/7 so we can get started helping you as soon as possible.
Where Your Belongings Might be Safer During Flood Damage in Sebring
Every case of flood damage we encounter in Sebring and other local communities is different from the next. The depth, makeup, and source of the water can all be both highly influential and significantly variable. However, for almost all floods, SERVPRO technicians know that some parts of your home may be more vulnerable than others. Objects, appliances, and perishables stored in these places may be less likely to sustain flood damage than belongings placed elsewhere in the home in the event of a second flood in years to come.
High Wall-Mounted Shelving
Many cases of flood damage in Sebring come in through doors and windows, creating pools of flowing water in the home that cause severe damage to anything in their path. For the worst storms, these water currents can climb up several feet to damage items on countertops and objects that are low-set on walls. However, any higher shelving surfaces in your home should be able to withstand any flood damage that would not represent a total loss to your home. If a major storm is approaching, put your most fragile and sensitive items high up on a wall-mounted shelf.
Sealed Storage Containers
Homeowners across America save thousands of dollars in potential storm damage losses every year by keeping their belongings in waterproof and water-resistant containers. Sealed storage options may be able to resist complete submersion in water for indefinite amounts of time, making them invaluable for sensitive documents and other items you cannot afford to lose. For everyday belongings and food items, consider using plastic storage bins that provide a reasonable amount of protection without breaking the bank.
Dressers, Cabinets, and Shelving
Positioned Off the Ground Storage units that have high legs or that may be suspended from a wall offer more protection for your belongings than other options. These objects, commonly made of wood and other porous materials, may soak up water that can reach anything contained within them. By keeping your belongings off the floor, you minimize their contact with wet ground and flood damage waters.
SERVPRO of Highlands County can help you to save money and restore your home faster after disaster strikes. Call us 24/7 at (863) 446-0258.
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Water Loss in Sebring? Easy, Peasy---Call SERVPRO for Swift Extraction and Drying
Leaks Lead to Water Damage in Sebring Homes. Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster
SERVPRO of Sebring Can Bring You Fast and Efficient Water Damage Restoration Services
Accidents can happen inside of any home and, upon occasion, those accidents can result in serious problems, such as water damage. The water damage inside of your home was caused by a broken water line, which had been connecting your kitchen sink to your plumbing. Upon breaking, the water flowed into your kitchen uninterrupted for quite some time before it was noticed and your water was turned off.
While you were able to clean up the excess water and have the line replaced in your Sebring kitchen, the water damage had already taken root. The cabinetry and flooring remained waterlogged, and you knew that if it remained that way, it could cause mold damage shortly. Deciding to reach out to a professional clean up and remediation was the best thing you could have done for the longevity of the cabinets inside of your kitchen, as well as the floor.
SERVPRO is proud to uphold a reputation of swiftly responding to any call, using advanced technology to address damages, and being exceptionally friendly to our customers. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. It is our belief to provide the best services possible, so we feel more like a neighborhood friend, and less like a company of strangers that you must invite into your home. Leaving our customers smiling is always our goal, and SERVPRO is proud to serve its community.
Tile flooring can be hard to draw moisture out of because it is a hard surface that may seep water from thr grout lines into the subfloor. Because of this fact, SERVPRO can use a combination of drying mats, air blasting tubes, and dehumidifiers, to hit both sides of the flooring with dry air. To dry out the cabinets in your kitchen, we can remove the toe-kicks and then use air movers to hit the underside of the cabinet, while also drying out the inside, to effectively remove the water damage from all sides. To make sure the drying goals are set, SERVPRO can use moisture meters to ensure that your home is within an acceptable range before leaving your home "Like it never even happened."
When water damage strikes, quickly strike back and get help. Reach out to SERVPRO of Highlands County by phoning (863) 446-0258. No matter the time, we're always ready to help.
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