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Emergency Ready Plan for Fire Damage, Ocala FL

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Be Ready for Fire Damage with the SERVPRO ERP App.

Recently Mike Webb, SERVPRO of Ocala marketing Manager and Consultant has been asked to visit communities and share the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan App or ERP for short. One such location was a group of high end townhomes that Mike ended up creating an ERP for each owner. The local Community Association Manager who oversees these townhomes asked Mike to do this because of fire damages to these and many other homes in and around Marion County Florida that has happened in the past years. Central Florida is known for being the lighting capital of the U.S. along with other causes of fire damages. So it seemed to be a good idea to have these homeowner's as well as commercial facilities at least aware of the ERP program. Its important to have a plan of action to evacuate the structure during a fire but also a plan to respond quickly to recovery from such a disaster. And that's where the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan can really pay off.     

SERVPRO of Ocala 45 Years in Business 1974-2019 in Ocala, FL.

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

45 Years Plaque Awarded to SERVPRO of Ocala

This year 2019, SERVPRO of Ocala is celebrating 45 years helping residential home owners and commercial businesses recover from all types of damages. Roger and Dorothy Williams opened the doors of this SERVPRO franchise in 1974 starting with carpet cleaning. As the years pasted and more family members joined in to grow the business, SERVPRO of Ocala begin to offer Fire, Water and Mold clean up. The Williams family trained and learned the SERVPRO method of Fire Water Cleanup and Restoration and soon their reputation of excellent customer service was proven time after time. Today the second generation of the Williams family owned and operated by their son, Greg Williams, had their largest growth of business in 2018. More and more Marion County Florida families and businesses are learning that a call to SERVPRO of Ocala means first rate services with a track record of success.       

Low Rise Commercial Water Damage in Ocala, FL

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala Crews Responding to Low Rise Water Damage-Built 1931

SERVPRO of Ocala was called out early morning because of a large water damage that begin on the top floor (7th floor) and ran down all floors and even the elevator shaft. Our crews worked non stop extracting water from top to bottom of this low rise, seven floor building. Also the manpower it takes to haul up flights of stairs all the dehumidifiers, air movers, air scrubbers, trash cans for collecting water etc. because the elevator was out of service. Special drying equipment had to be placed in all areas because the building build in the 1931 and the walls are made of plaster. Wet material was taken out of the building as well as the many offices effected by the water. This means many businesses were shut down temporary while crews extracted water from all the offices in this low rise. Also the drying equipment displaced business owners and employees for a few days. Power boxes had to be used throughout this structure to supply the much needed electricity to run all the drying equipment.  

Small Water Damages-The Water You Can't See Ocala, FL.

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water on The Floor Can Hide Behind Walls, Etc.

SERVPRO of Ocala is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. Even though it seemed small and your floors may not be carpet or wood, water can migrate into placed you never see. Like the water damage seen here in the photo, the water is running up under walls and cabinets and cabinets are more likely to deteriorate and come apart! The human eye and hand cannot detect hidden water. Call SERVPRO of Ocala and they will track down the water you don't see and mitigate the damage before it worsens. Call Today: 352-732-6630 

Kitchen Fire, Smoke and Odor-Ocala Fl.

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Strong Odor Throughout This Home

This home in Ocala Florida suffered a kitchen fire from cooking and the oil getting too hot. Flames burst all over the area causing smoke and soot to fly everywhere. Lucky the homeowner was able to put it out but not before it damage the kitchen cabinets and microwave. SERVPRO of Ocala was called in to help. Since 1974 SERVPRO of Ocala has been helping homes and business with all types of fire smoke and soot damage. We have the training and equipment to make fire damage seem "Like it never even happened." We are also trained to help prevent fires, like professional Dryer Vent Cleaning as well as HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning and Sanitizing.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Ocala (352)732-6630

SERVPRO of Ocala Storm Teams Hurricane Damage

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Homes Close to Water Suffer Hurricane Damage

Homes like the one in the photo that are very close to the water can suffer the most water intrusion. Living close to water can be both beautiful and risky. The SERVPRO of Ocala storm team encountered a good number of home like the one pictured having sustained a good amount of water intrusion from winds driving the water into the homes that are the closest to water. While the outside of the home does not show much damage the after effects of so much water getting into the home caused a great amount of material damage. When the houses sets for days because the owner can not get back in, mold growth is what takes place. Now beside water damage mold is causing further destruction. More demolition of walls, cabinets, counter tops doors, etc. now needs to be performed to start the drying and then disinfecting of the damaged areas. SERVPRO of Ocala is proud to be part of the SERVPRO national storm teams and come to the aid of folks in times like this. 

SERVPRO of Ocala Offers 10% OFF HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning & Sanitizing in Marion County, Florida

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

CALL 352-732-6630 to Schedule Your HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning Today and Receive 10% Off Invoice

Hot Summer Months means your HVAC Air System is working hard to keep your house cool and dry. However years of dirt and debris will build up in your HVAC and Air Ducts causing poor indoor air quality and perhaps a systems not running at it's peak performance. That is why your local SERVPRO of Ocala franchise folks are offering 10% discount off the invoice of our Residential HVAC & Air Ducts Cleaning and Sanitizing. SERVPRO of Ocala is known for cleaning up disasters so whenever our team of professionals gets to clean and rid a home of dirt not caused by any type of disaster we really go the distance. Call today to schedule our SERVPRO of Ocala professional to visit your home, inspect your HVAC system and write you a proposal for your HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning and Sanitizing. This 10% discount will run all year long so take advantage of it now. Call 352-732-6630

IICRC Standard Guidelines for Water Damage Categories Ocala, FL.

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Choose SERVPRO of Ocala for IICRC Trained Professionals

According to IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (IICRC S500), there are three categories of water that cause damage in buildings. They are summarized as follows:

Category 1 Water – That which is clean at the releasing source and does not pose a hazard if consumed by humans. Category 1 water may become progressively contaminated as it mixes with soils on or within floor coverings or building assemblies (walls, decking, and subflooring). Time and temperature, which promote the growth and amplification of microorganisms in water can cause Category 1 water to degrade. Examples: burst water pipes, failed supply lines on appliances, vertically falling rainwater.

Category 2 Water – That which begins with some degree of contamination and could cause sickness or discomfort if consumed by humans. As with Category 1 water, time and temperature can cause Category 2 water to become progressively more contaminated.

Category 3 Water – That which is highly contaminated and could cause death or serious illness if consumed by humans. Examples: sewage, rising flood water from rivers and streams, ground surface water flowing horizontally into buildings as a result of wind storm damage:

Water Damage and Drying Equipment-Ocala, FL.

7/4/2019 (Permalink)

Drying Equipment Needed For Water Damage

Sometimes it takes a lot of drying equipment to dry older buildings like the one in the photo. SERVPRO of Ocala crews are trained to use what is called a "Drying Work Book" this helps determine the number of drying equipment need to completely dry down a wet saturated structure and material. Some material like plaster takes a lot of equipment to get the structure back to normal. Also building that are "cut up" in many smaller rooms can be a challenge as well for the SERVPRO professional to make sure we don't leave any material wet. The photo shows a lot of rooms and contents as well as carpet that all had to be considered and make sure no out of the way areas were missed. SERVPRO of Ocala crews are trained to prevent mold from growing once we are finished the drying and leave the job site. Everyday the Crew Chief must monitor the drying equipment at their jobs to make sure progress is being made. Equipment is then removed from the areas that return to a normal conditions once the drying equipment has done its job. This building was no exception only that the equipment had to be moved and placed in other locations to dry all areas.   

Drying, Cleaning and Sanitizing After A Hurricane in Panama City, FL.

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Drying, Air Scrubbing and Sanitizing

After a hurricane like Michael the one Florida suffered in 2018, it takes a lot of hard work, expertise and the right equipment to get a structure back to a safe and normal living environment. SERVPRO of Ocala storm teams are experienced in restoring building that have bio hazard damage due to contaminated water intrusion. Flooding due to a hurricane brings in the water that is contaminated. The water also sets and fills into porous material that soon corrodes. Mold begins to grow and soon the indoor environment becomes unhealthy. SERVPRO of Ocala crews are trained to do as much as they can after a hurricane to get the home clean enough to start the rebuilding process. The photo shows the equipment used to keep the air in a cleaning mode while the dehumidifier is drying the structure and the disinfectant is applied. This is just one small area of the home that is seen in the photo that is being treated. Imagine how much work equipment and sanitizing efforts are needed to complete the entire square footage of this Florida home.