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Rooms full of drying EQ for any size Water Damage

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

room and shelves with air movers drying equipment One area in our Wearhouse stocked with drying equipment for any size water damage

SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County has been responding to all types and sizes of water damages for the last 40 years. No matter if its residential or large commercial spaces, SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of Marion County has the equipment, manpower, years of training and experience to meet the demand. Over the 40 plus years we have accumulated a vast amount of drying equipment needed to respond to storm damages even taking trailers full of equipment out of state to help families and businesses recover from water damages due to hurricanes, etc. Now that its that time of year again for Florida to be prepared for Hurricane season, you can trust we are ready for whatever happens because we are always stocked  to help you recover from any size water damage.

Sealing and Painting for Odor Removal

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Professional sealing and painting for odor removal SERVPRO of Ocala Professional Sealing and Painting to help eliminate odor

Fire Damage, Smoke Damage or even the common cigarette odor can reek havoc within any home or business. That's why SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County are always training and have become proficient in Fire and Smoke damage restoration and odor removal. Its not as simple as it may sound to cleanup after a fire damage, smoke damage or ever long term cigarette smoking in a structure. Indoor air quality can be and often is seriously compromised. That is why you need professionals like SERVPRO Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration to make sure every bit of soot, fire damage material and odor is completely and safely removed from you home or business. Sealing and painting the structure is just one in  many the steps needed for a successful fire damage cleanup and odor removal project.

Condo Fire in Ocala, FL

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Second story condo fire damage of 2 units The result of fire damage that spread through multiple condo units

Fire damage can be very devastating displacing families and disrupting lives. SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County has been cleaning and restoring fire damaged property both residential and commercial for more than 40 years. Its not easy getting smoke odor out of material and bringing back the home to a safe and clean air quality. SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County professionals are constantly training and using the latest fire damage cleanup equipment and methods of mitigation. Years of on the job experience cleaning fire damage and restoration of facilities cannot be overstated. So you can put your trust in the fire damage clean up and restoration specialist working hard at SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County    

Commercial COVID Cleaning

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO sign that reads "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned" Our "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned" sign and window stickers we leave as a small way of showing this commercial facility was cleaned by SERVPRO

Did you know that SERVPRO was called upon to clean the White House to make sure it was disinfected and ready to be occupied? You can see the video which aired on ABC news January 20, 2021. So its no wonder why thousands of Commercial  facilities are reaching out to SERVPRO for their cleaning and disinfecting needs. Local business here in Ocala and surrounding counties have been calling our local office SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County and we are very proud to respond to our communities. In the photo which accompanies this blog post is our "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned" sign that we leave behind once we have completed the cleaning and disinfecting. This is a small way we wish to help the commercial facility, employees and the public feel confident that the nation's leading cleaning and disinfecting professionals have been called upon to assist in producing a safe clean environment. 

Storm Damage in Wildwood, FL

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Large tree on top of a house roof from storm damage A sudden storm burst with high winds and rain pushed over this tree on top of a local house in Wildwood, FL.

Storms here in Florida come in all types of sizes, shapes and force. It doesn't have to be a Hurricane to be destructive. The photo shows a large old oak tree that had fallen on the house by a sudden burst of high winds and heavy rains. This type of storm can happen anytime day or night and take a homeowner by surprise. SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County is always prepared for such unexpected damages. Through our 46 years in business we have built solid relationships with many types of trades like tree removal companies and roofers, plumbers and electricians. One call to SERVPRO and we can bring to your doorsteps all the much needed talent to help make your damage "Like it never even happened." Call 352-732-6630

HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning and Sanitizing

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Large Air Duct Return with visible dirt Why clean your Air Ducts? Because They Get Dirty!

Time passes quickly and before you know it years have come and gone which means your HVAC and Air Ducts may be overlooked. The HVAC system in any building is like the lungs in the human body. You should pay attention to the air you breathe. HVAC and Air Duct cleaning and sanitizing is extremely helpful to make sure the air is kept clean and safe.  In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all buildings with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:

  • pets
  • occupants with allergies or asthma
  • cigarette or cigar smoke
  • water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • home renovation or remodeling projects      Call SERVPRO of Ocala today to schedule a no cost inspection and estimate to get your ducts cleaned. 352-732-6630

Types of Commercial Facilities.

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of remediated office with drywall cut out and covered with visqueen We have you covered. SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County 352-732-6630

Just as SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County provide water, fire and mold remediation to residential structures, we also provide the same for commercial structures.

Our industry categorizes large facilities into four types: industrial, institutional, complex residential, and commercial.

General Industrial

Per the IICRC S-500, an industrial building is primarily used for manufacturing or dustribution.

Institutional

Institutional are primarily used in forms such as hospitals, schools, government buildings, sport complexes, libraries, and airports.

Complex Residential

These structures would include Townhouses, condo's, apartment complexes, hotels, multi-family homes, duplexe's, large single family homes and mansions.

Commercial

The primary use of these structures is retail, office, mixed use and warehousing.

One other type of structure would be:

Historical

This structure could fall into any of the above categories.These are buildings that are atleast 50 years old and hold some sort of historical significance.

You can be sure that before we step foot on your commercial property we are already thinking of your concerns about the restoration process and how it may affect your business and operations.

Lithium Ion Batteries

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a garage fire caused by lithium batteries Fire caused by a battery.

There is currently limited data on fire characteristics for Lithium Ion Batteries. However, we can predict that when the battery enters Thermal Runaway, thermal runaway propagation will produce an identifiable mark. The fire may be in a state of gradual burnout or an explosion. Both types of accidents, as well as the negative byproducts (jetted shrapnel, molten metal, burning electrolytes, and other materials) can be managed by setting appropriate storage measures and transportation environments for the batteries.

Thermal Runaway

Thermal Runaway occurs in situations where an increase in temperature causes a further increase in temperature, often leading to a destructive result. It is kind of uncontrolled positive  feedback.

Lithium Ion Battery fires occur all over the world. The hazards include the ability to release toxic substances and produce volatile combustion. Lithium battery fires may not be more dangerous than conventional fires but they have their own unique risks.

Heating Season is approaching

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of after-effects of a furnace fire Even a properly maintained furnace can have a mechanical malfunction. If this happens to you give us a call at 352.732.6630

With the arrival of Fall here in Central Forida many of you are thinking of switching your units from air to heat. Although the length of time that you may actually run your furnace will vary, we here at SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County would like to pass on some tips before you fire that baby up.

  • Vacuum: Lint and dust cause a hazard around your furnace.
  • Keep Air Flowing: Your furnace needs fresh air to operate. If your furnace doesn't get enough air it may consume oxygen from inside your home.
  • Schedule Inspections: You have to keep up to date on yearly inspections to insure your furnace is operating correctly.
  • Keep Flammable Items Away: Do not pile papers, rags or any other flammable items next to your furnace.
  • Change your Filter: Damaged or clogged filters may cause a breakdown.
  • Check Your Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms: Replace batteries at least once a year.

CDC Guidelines for Halloween during COVID-19

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of scary pumpkin illuminated in SERVPRO green Happy Halloween from your friends at SERVPRO of Ocala. 352.732.6630

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has now officially discouraged Trick or Treating. America's Health Protection Agency says that many traditional Halloween activities can be high risk for spreading viruses.

High risk Halloween activities according to the CDC include the following:

  • Door to door Trick or Treating
  • Trick or Treat events with treats being handed out of trunks to large groups of people
  • Indoor costume parties
  • Indoor Haunted Houses
  • Hayrides/tractor rides with people who are not in your family
  • Going to a fall festival outside of your community

But that doesn't mean Halloween is canceled. You and your family can still participate in plenty of festive activities.

A few low risk activities are:

  • Outdoor pumpkin carving with your neighbors maintaining social distancing
  • An outdoor neighborhood Halloween themed scavenger hunt
  • Decorating your home
  • A Halloween movie night

We here at SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County wish you a Safe and Happy Halloween and are here to help if you have concerns about COVID-19 cleaning.