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Commercial Clothing Store Flooded in Summerfield, FL.

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water standing on the floors of this clothing store Standing water from a busted pipe in this clothing store

SERVPRO of Ocala/SERVPRO of South Marion County responded to this small commercial shop filled with women's clothing when a toilet supply line broke flooding over half of the store. The HVAC system could not keep up with the amount of humidity from all the water and the outside temperature being so hot right in the middle of summer. The rugs on the floor plus all the handing cloths just soaked up all the moisture. The owner of the clothing store learned how important a strong cold HVAC system is in helping with dehumidification. Water not only fills the surrounding floors, rooms but the air can be saturated with high levels of humility. Drywalls can become wet and soft after so many hours exposed to this levels of moisture.  

Even Small Fires Can Cause Large Damage in The Villages, FL.

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire caused by microwave under cabinet showing black soot and damage to cabinet Small but Big in Damage Kitchen Fire

The photo of this seemingly small kitchen fire caused by the microwave under the kitchen cabinets caused a lot of headache for the homeowners. One main reason is the HVAC system was running and picked up the soot, smoke and spread it all thought out the home. Now besides the fire damage to the kitchen cabinets, the odor was horrible to the point that the homeowners had to vacate the house. SERVPRO of Ocala was called out to respond. Everywhere you looked there were signs of fire, smoke and odor damage. The owners were surprised just how much the damage although contained in the kitchen caused the SERVPRO of Ocala professionals to clean the entire house and contents. Visit our SERVPRO of Ocala website to learn more about Fire Cleanup and Odor Removal.    

SERVPRO of Ocala Always Learning and Training in Ocala, FL.

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala employees in conference room watching a training video on mold remediation Monday Morning Training for SERVPRO of Ocala Production Professionals

Sometimes Monday mornings are not the typical meeting like going over all the different jobs that are new or in progress. Mold, Water, Fire, Restoration, HVAC Duct Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning are just a few of the services that our SERVPRO of Ocala crew works on most every day of the week. But when time permits, the SERVPRO Ocala team is learning, training or taking refresher courses, because no matter how many times a day they may be performing our cleanup and restoration services, there can be a new and challenging situation that presents itself on any given job. So training, learning and communication is key to making sure the work we finish is top shelf and 100% customer satisfaction. There will never come a time when we have the Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration industry all figured out and have no need to learn or train. 

Moisture Meters: A Critical Tool in Water Damage Restoration in Belleview FL.

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

non penetrating Moisture Meter against wall showing the drywall is wet Our Trained and Skilled SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County Crew Chief Searching For Moisture Behind Drywall.

Why does SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County trained professionals use moisture meters in water damage repair at every step of every job? The answer is quite simple: moisture meters are used for moisture control to avoid mold build-up and to check moisture in floors, cabinets, walls (shown in photo) and other furnishings to avoid cracking, checking and warping. As we all know, mold can sometimes presents a health hazard. In addition, mold destroys building materials by extracting carbon-containing substances and using them as food. All organic matter can serve as a food source for mold: wood, wood-based products, plastics made from petroleum products, and building materials such as concrete and drywall. Mold grows on wet surfaces, in high relative humidity at moderate temperatures and gets its nourishment from the material on which it grows. In reality, to avoid mold, we can only control the wetness of the materials and the high humidity in the air. We will always make buildings out of concrete or wood and use other carbon-containing materials. And we will always live in comfortable, moderate temperatures. The only variables in the mold equation we can control are moisture and humidity. We usually do that by keeping buildings dry. Call SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County today if you think you have a moisture problem in your home or business. 352-732-6630

Hotels in Ocala, FL. Full With Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Ocala Florida was inundated by thousands of people fleeing from Hurricane Dorian when the storm turned a deadly category 5 Mandatory evacuation orders caused residents to head north on interstate I-75 and the  Florida  turn pike. SERVPRO of Ocala has been in business in Ocala Florida since 1974 and we have the years of experience and training to help families and businesses recover from major hurricanes like Dorian. Also we are part of the SERVPRO National Storm Teams and can stay in touch with our local SERVPRO franchises all across Florida including South Florida where these folks have fled from hurricane Dorian seeking shelter in our fair city of Ocala. Our local insurance professionals, property managers, commercial businesses including Hotels know that they can call on SERVPRO of Ocala any time day or night to respond quickly to get their lives back to normal after a disaster.

Commercial Building Fire Damage Safety

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala Cleaning and Restoration sign placed on outside of fire damaged building SERVPRO of Ocala posted sign to make the public aware of our cleaning and restoration service in progress.

A fire can be one of the most destructive experiences to any building causing it to be closed down and unsafe for public use. SERVPRO of Ocala understands the need to make sure folks are aware that we are in the process of cleaning and restoring damaged commercial buildings whenever we are on site. Danger from the fire damaged material such as glass, metal, charred wood, unstable ceilings structures can be a real hazard to the unsuspecting visitor or the passer by. SERVPRO of Ocala must take the pre-cautions any time a commercial building is damaged to the point where we feel it may be unsafe. Besides signs posted on the building that SERVPRO of Ocala is on sire cleaning and restoring, caution tape is used to warn others Not To Trespass. The photo shows one of many signs on this fire damaged commercial building. Please visit our "Video" section of our website to see more of this damage building.

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