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SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County Family

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees standing in front of 2 green vans Growing and Growing, the SERVPRO Family!

SERVPRO of Ocala opened the doors in 1974 and has been growing every since. With the new franchise opened two years ago, SERVPRO of South Marion County. We just don't think of ourselves as a team but more of a Family. We offer to all the opportunity to grow and prosper in the wonderful Restoration Industry. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has created a warm family type environment where we support each other and encourage growth into leadership. We believe our employees will also pass along this type of professional and friendly service to all our customers everyday. This is Why you will be satisfied and happy when you Choose our SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County family of professionals who really care.

Smoke and Fire Damaged Furniture

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Old Grandfather clock damaged by smoke and fire Smoke and Fire damage to furniture takes skill and patience to restore.

Restoring any type of structure be it residential or commercial after a fire damage is no easy task. When there is furniture involved the restoration process can really be time consuming. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has been helping families and business recover from the destructive outcome of fire and smoke damage. Our trained SERVPRO team knows that it will take time to bring back to preloss condition furniture that has lost it's luster. We work diligently using the best technique and products that will ensure the furniture can be restored and the customer pleased with the results. But sometimes the damage is so severe that our years of training, cleaning products and skills cannot recover the material. Thus the damaging result of smoke and fire. 

Fire Sprinklers-The Good and The Bad

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Office with water coming out of the fire sprinklers Commercial Fire Sprinklers Water Damage

Fire Sprinklers are of great importance in any commercial facility because of the many factors which is Good. Regardless of the style you install, all fire sprinklers share several important characteristics. Fire sprinklers respond to heat, not smoke, to reduce accidental activation in non-fire situations. Each sprinkler head activates independently to reduce water damage. In fact, in two-thirds of fires where the sprinkler system operates, only one or two sprinkler heads open. The sprinkler system releases much less water than the fire department would use to douse the flames, again reducing water damage. The Bad of course IS the damage that water can do to porous material especially over time. That's why SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County knows the importance of fast and effective water damage mitigation. 

Know the 3 Categories of Water Damage

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

A photo showing the 3 categories of water damage The 3 Categories of Water Damage

SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County wants you to know what the 3 categories of water damage are:

Category 1 water damage refers to water damage that has been caused by water that came from a sanitary source—floods caused by broken water supply lines, a toilet tank, a faucet, or a failed water heater, for example, would fall into this category. 

Category 2 water damage includes water that is contaminated in some way, and could cause health effects if ingested. Grey water can come from instances like a washing machine overflow, a toilet overflow with urine, or a dishwasher overflow. In these cases, the water likely contains unsafe levels of microorganisms and/or a hospitable environment for the growth of microorganisms.

The highest level of water damage, Category 3 refers to damage caused by grossly unsanitary water. Black water contains human and/or animal waste, along with other contaminants that could cause severe health effects if ingested. Sources of Category 3 water damage can include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, wind driven rain, water from beyond the toilet trap, and standing water that has begun to support microbial growth. 

SERVPRO of Ocala Helps Flood Victims in Connecticut

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

poster says when floods happen you need help When flooding happens you need immediate help

SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County sent crews to Connecticut to help with flooding when Hurricane Ida hit the state. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has always been there with manpower and equipment to send out on storm duty. As a proud member of the SERVPRO national storm team, our SERVPRO professionals are ready to travel and stay for months away from family to help others who have been impacted by storms. We hear stories from storm damaged states like Connecticut and the families and commercial business that tell us how much they appreciate the hard work and long hours our crews put in everyday getting their properties back to preloss condition. Storm damage like flooding and water damage needs immediate response and SERVPRO of Ocala's storm teams delivers it. 

SERVPRO of Ocala provides full reconstruction services

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

before and after photos of a home living with drywall removed and bare studs and after with complete drywall and door cleaned We Provide A-Z Cleanup and Restoration Services

Not every restoration company can take your damage from start to finish. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has been cleaning and rebuilding all types of buildings from homes to high rises and all in between. Many building owners and homeowners are happy to know that they can place their needs into the hands of just one company who are professional and highly trained to rebuild  their damaged structure. Its one thing to provide 24 hours 7 days a week emergency response and enough to rebuild your property back to a pre loss condition. And sometimes when SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County get finished with the rebuild its turns out better than what it was before the damage occurred. So call SERVPRO at:            352-732-6630 for all you restoration needs.

Months Of Heavy Rain In Florida

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Streets over flooded with rain water Heavy Rains =Flooded Florida Streets

This year 2021 has seen a tremendous amount of rainfall in Florida. In less than 5 minutes 1/2 inch of rain fell in and round Ocala, Marion County Florida. Breaking a record just in the month of February alone. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County continues to receive calls from residential and commercial customers because of flooding, and heavy rain intrusion. Also the large amount of humidity is taking its toll in way of mold growth inside and outside of buildings. A few quicks tips on keeping all this rain water away from and outside of your homes and facilities is to make sure you have gutter systems on the buildings to deviate the water away from the structure and make sure they are are never clogged. Also stucco siding can crack over time and needs to be sealed and repainted to keep moisture from seeping in.  

SERVPRO Commercial Project Manager

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO large tractor trailer filled with equipment  SERVPRO Large Loss Tractor Trailer on a Commercial Damage

The Commercial Project Manager (PM) is critical to the successful completion of a commercial project. The PM directs all operations of a designated project and provides the primary single point of contact for all materially interested parties. They are responsible for the project’s execution and completion. Some people even consider the Project Manager as the “general manager” of the project since they are responsible for such a variety of the outcomes such as profit and loss, production, safety, communication, completion timelines, and maintaining a good brand appearance. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has been successful over the year because we have on our team Jacob Cox as Commercial Project Manager and John Saskowski Reconstruction Project Manager. Both of these professionals have managed a variety of commercial disaster projects over the years to 100% complete and satisfied commercial clients.

HVAC Leaks Can Cause Water Damage

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Water Stains Around a Ceiling Air Vent Fail to maintain your HVAC system and it can cause water damage

Tips: How to prevent water damage caused by your HVAC system.

Change the Filter

 Changing the filter will help prevent the system from overworking, which can lead to the freezing of the coils.

Keep it Clean

Your air conditioner needs proper airflow to work effectively, so cleaning accumulated dirt on the exterior of the unit, or condenser, needs to be done at least once a year. Also make sure the condenser isn’t covered with anything or objects aren’t placed to close, to keep the airflow free-flowing

Maintaining the Drain Line

You will want to check that the water in your HVAC system is flowing freely to the drain. While the system is running, check that the condensation line is open and, if it’s not, make sure to clean the drainage holes. 

Install a Pump

By installing a condensation pump to your HVAC system, you will help excess water to flow into the proper disposal drain. Along with a pump, you can install a safety float which will automatically shut down the power to the system if condensation does start to build up. Doing this will ensure there is no risk of overflow

Call in the Professionals

If you notice stains on your ceiling or if your air vents have condensation or if they look dirty, Call SERVPRO of Ocala today for an inspection. 352-732-6630

What Can Happen After The Fire Is Put Out?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom filled with smoke and black soot everywhere The after effects of a fire and what to expect.

The after effects of a fire once it is put out and what to expect:

SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County professionals are trained and experienced in knowing what to expect after a fire is pout out and what kind of damage it causes. We have 47 years of on the job cleaning to know how to rid the following damages after the fire is out.

  1. Soot: Is the carbon byproduct of burnt materials, and it can be acidic and cause a lot of damage to porous and textured surfaces. Stone, grout, wood, carpet, and textiles are particularly vulnerable.
  2. Mold: Thrives in damp, dark places, which is often the case in properties after a fire. Once the moisture in the air interacts with mold spores, it produces mildew which is damaging to porous surfaces. 
  3. Rust: Will corrode your metal objects causing some items to become irreparable, or increasing your risk of electric shock in electrical items. 
  4. Odor: After a fire is overwhelming – the mixture of smoke and mildew creates a particularly putrid smell.