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Fire Damage Cleanup can be worse than the fire itself-Ocala FLf
Fire Damage Cleanup
The aftermath of a fire can be worse than the fire itself. Water damage, material damage, structure damage, electrical, mechanical, all can be damaged to the point where cleanup is larger than the damage the flames, heat and smoke caused. This is when you need a highly experienced, professional Fire & Water Cleanup and Restoration company like SERVPRO of Ocala. Our team has been cleaning up fire damage and restoring homes and commercial businesses for over 40 years. We understand the trauma a fire damage can cause to life and property.
Business Next door Shut Down by Fire-Ocala FL
Structure, Smoke and Odor Damage
When a fire broke out in an office suite, the business next door was effected as well. Fire fighters had to go into the business next door to help contain and putout the fire. The photo shows ceilings being pulled down in order for the fire fighters to make sure no fire had reached over to this suite. Smoke odor however had filled the suite. This company had to shut down due to the close proximity of the fire and the strong odor. The odor is so bad you could smell it 3 office suites away. SERVPRO of Ocala is cleaning up both locations getting them ready for new business to occupy.
University Offices Water Damage
One of many areas that needed drying equipment
When a restroom toilet supply line broke on the second floor, the water went everywhere including down to the first floor. SERVPRO of Ocala responded that morning with crews trucks and equipment ready to mitigate the damage. The crews spent hours into the evening extracting and setting he drying equipment. by the 5th day all was dried and the equipment removed. The carpets now need to be cleaned and the office furniture and all the contents can be put back in place so the University staff can get back to work!
Hydroxyl Generator Used to Remove Odor from Fire-Belleview, FL
The Hydroxyl Generator in use at an Assisted Facility Fire Damage-Belleview, FL
A large damaging fire resulted in this assisted living facility. One tool that is used by SERVPRO of Ocala to deodorize buildings is the Hydroxyl Generator.
Hydroxyl generators have proven to be effective for almost any odor. They are commonly used for treating odors caused by fire and smoke, water losses, mold and VOCs. This technology is regularly deployed on losses ranging from large big box retail and industrial fires to residential Category 2 and 3 water losses.
Unlike ozone, atmospheric hydroxyls are safe for people, animals, plants and all sensitive materials like rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl, electronics, paper and artwork. Contents can be wet while being deodorized without the risk of bleaching. Jobs can be streamlined when the contractor is able to deodorize while drying, cleaning and demoing. Both contents and structure can be treated at the same time, and as conditions permit, certain pack-out activities can be avoided or substantially reduced. In many cases, residents can stay in their home or businesses and remain open, while avoiding costly business interruption.
College Gymnasium Damaged by Storm
Large Desiccant Dehumidifier in use by SERVPRO of Ocala
SERVPRO of Ocala responded to a large storm damage when water poured in through the roof of this college gym. This size and type of water damage called for a trailer mounted Desiccant Dehumidifier.
Desiccants are commonly used to dry dense materials (hardwood floors, plaster and lath walls, etc.) due to the large vapor pressure differentials they can create between the surface and the air. Desiccants excel at large loss drying, because they can be made in virtually any size.
Large desiccants are often self-contained dehumidification systems, utilizing onboard generators and running on propane or diesel fuel.( as shown in photo) When large catastrophic events occur, such as hurricanes, large desiccants can provide a means of dehumidification when little or no power is available.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE is sometimes required to safely remediate Mold
SERVPRO of Ocala strives to make sure all our production professionals are well equipped when responding to biohazard problems like sewage and mold. Sometimes the area and amount of the hazardous material is so large and vast that PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is needed and worn. The suites, gloves, eye protection and masks are not easy to put on, so SERVPRO professionals help one another with the equipment. Making sure suits are not torn, and gloves and foot coverings can sometimes be taped for added protection are the responsibility of each person to look after the other. Its important as well that adequate Air and Water be available as the suites get very hot and stuffy. Safety is top of mind that is why many times a Safety Officer or Supervisor is there to watch out for the technicians.
Dehumidification and Air Scrubbing Needed for Successful Mold Remediation
SERVPRO of Ocala using Dehumidification and Air Scrubbing in this photo
What in the world is "Air Scrubbing"? We can hear you ask that question as you read the title of our blog. Simply put, Air scrubbing is one of the most effective methods for getting rid of mold. Air scrubbers draw air in from the surrounding environment, and filter it to get rid of impurities. Air scrubbers are also ideal for getting rid of the mold that settles in your walls, carpet and drapes. There are different sizes of air scrubbers that differ in intensity.When vacuuming and using air scrubbers for mold remediation, the filters used should be HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air). Only HEPA filters are designed to capture particles as small as mold spores. Regular filters will not work. SERVPRO of Ocala provides the right size of both Air Scrubbers and Dehumidifiers to insure your home or commercial facility will be free of mold, dried to industry standards and improve the indoor air quality.
Fire can Interrupt your Business
Fire Damage in a Call Center
SERVPRO of Ocala was called out to this fire which quickly caused a panic and stopped business as usual for all affected. Fire like water can cause a sizable amount of damage and interrupt any operations in a business to the degree that reopening may be days, weeks and months. Fire in particular can be a slow process of cleaning and deodorizing because of fire inspection and safety concerns. Our SERVPRO team cannot always begin emergency cleaning of metal and glass until cleared by authorities. Indoor air quality is a real concern for SERVPRO professionals as smoke and fine soot particles are carried into the HVAC systems and spread through out the facility. But, SERVPRO of Ocala has been cleaning and restoring fire damaged facilities helping businesses of all size get back to "Business as Usual"since 1974!
Hurricane Storm Season is here!
SERVPRO of Ocala is ready, Are You?
Your friendly Professional Team at SERVPRO of Ocala Florida is well aware of this time of year when everyone has their eyes on the tropics and the possibilities of Storms and Hurricanes. Last year Irma devastated our county with residential and commercial property damages.
Ocala was hit hard and many SERVPRO storm team professionals from out of state was here in Florida to help with a great amount of damaged that Irma caused. Even still in 2018 we are seeing the after effects brought on by the wind and water causing Mold. Be ready for any storm or hurricane by having SERVPRO of Ocala 24/7 emergency number at hand to call and get the trucks rolling out to your property. Call 352-732-6630 and be connected with a live professional SERVPRO of Ocala consultant ready to help!
SERVPRO Commercial Emergency Ready Plan
Fire can shut down your business-Call SERVPRO and develop the ERP App today!
Fire in a commercial facility can destroy and shut down operations causing the business to close. SERVPRO of Ocala has the Plan ready to respond fast and restore quick getting your business up and running again. It's called the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan App and its available to be used by any of your smart devices. Why wait to react when your business is affected by water, store, wind, fire or mold damage when emergency help is only a touch of the SERVPRO App away! Call your SERVPRO of Ocala consultant today and schedule an inspection of your commercial facility. Be ready for the unexpected that comes your way and protect your business. There is no charge for the Emergency Ready Plan App and the service from your SERVPRO of Ocala consultant. 352-732-6630
Cleaning & Deodorizing Smokers House: Protocol
SERVPRO of Ocala can rid your home of Cigarette Odor
This is why many professionals call on SERVPRO of Ocala:
CLEANING & DEODORIZING SMOKERS HOUSE: PROTOCOL
REMOVE / DISPOSE ALL FABRIC / UPHOLSTERY ITEMS: CLOTHES, BEDDING, CURTAINS, ETC
REMOVE PLASTIC / FABRIC BLINDS, LIGHT & OUTLET COVERS, APPLIANCES, ETC
REMOVE ALL CARPET, PAD AND TACKSTRIP: THEN SEAL SUB FLOOR (WOOD / CONCRETE): 2 COATS.
WASH ALL PAINTED SURFACES: CEILINGS, WALLS, TRIM, DOORS ETC
WASH ALL LIGHTS, FANS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS ETC
WASH ALL CABINETS AND VANITIES: INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
WASH AND POLISH ALL WOOD FURNITURE: INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
WASH ALL BRIC BRAC: NON POROUS ITEMS PICTURES PER INSPECTION.
HVAC SYSTEM: WASH ALL DIFFUSERS. CLEAN AND SEAL ALL SUPPLY AND RETRUN DUCTS
CLEAN AIR HANDLER, COILS, FAN ETC.
CLEAN ALL TILE FLOORS AND SEAL GROUT.
SEAL ALL PAINTED AREAS WITH OIL BASED SEALER: 2 COATS THEN FINISH COATS.
AFTER PAINTING SET OZONE GENERATOR AND AIR MOVERS FOR 2 DAYS: NO ONE ALLOWED IN HOUSE DURING.
Water Damage Categories according to IICRC Standard Guide
SERVPRO of Ocala follows the guidelines of the IICRC
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:
The Importance of Cleaning Your Dryer Vent
Lint and Debris can cause house fires
According to FEMA, failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home fires. Home dryer fires causes $35 Million in property loss and can even cause injury or death. Clean your Lint Filter BEFORE and AFTER each load and make sure the Outside Vent Flap (if your home has one) will open and is not restricted. We at SERVPRO of Ocala are dedicated to helping homeowners maintain a safe, healthy home by offering a very good discount to clean out your dryer vent whenever you schedule an HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning & Sanitizing Service from us. Our professional SERVPRO team has the training to help Prevent Fires just as we have the training to Clean up and deodorize Fire and Smoke odors. We Here to help since 1974!
City of Ocala Water Damage
Large Commercial Water Damages call for Large Response Teams like SERVPRO of Ocala!
Over the weekend is not the best time to suffer a 6000 square foot water damage, but that's what happened to one of the buildings located in the City of Ocala, FL. Luckily SERVPRO of Ocala is a City Approved Vendor and they rushed to the damage beginning emergency water mitigation. Any commercial Business is greatly affected and runs the rick of permanent shut down if they cannot get fast professional service to mitigate the damage. Since time is so important SERVPRO of Ocala teams was on hand fast and placed over 100 Air Movers and 15 Dehumidifiers along with water extracting and drywall removal, content cleaning and manipulation. The crew worked non stopped to get this city building up and running again and our Goal was met in a few weeks!
Finding out your Home has a Mold Problem
The kitchen after mold was discovered and SERVPRO of Ocala crew completed the mold remediation.
This homeowner learned after a home inspection and mold test was performed, that water damage was hidden by the seller thus causing mold damage everywhere. SERVPRO of Ocala was recommended to the homeowner to help clean and sanitize the house located in The Villages, Florida. The outcome was amazing every room in the house was cleaned and sanitized. All areas was dried and the air testing came back negative! The home was now ready for restoration of drywall and painting, etc. The homeowner was very happy to move into a safe mold free home. For over 43 years SERVPRO of Ocala has ben helping out residential and commercial clients through out our community. No job is too small or too large for our SERVPRO team to handle!
Professional Commercial Kitchen Cleaning
The Elks Club Commercial Kitchen Cleaning
Folks may not know it but SERVPRO of Ocala can and will professionally steam clean your Commercial Kitchens and bring them back to looking new. Commercial Kitchens always need a detailed cleaning and sanitizing inside and out to make sure they pass State Health Codes. SERVPRO of Ocala has been providing this type of heavy serious cleaning for all type of Commercial kitchens. Hospitals, Schools, Assisted Living, Restaurants, and even kitchens like The Elks Club, as shown in the photo, can be cleaned and sanitized by the highly trained pros. at SERVPRO of Ocala. We've been helping families and businesses get the cleaning and restoration they need since 1974!So call SERVPRO of Ocala for a free inspection and estimate of your Commercial Kitchen Cleaning needs.
Restoring Your Ocala Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges
Flooding and water damage events at Ocala commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Ocala
SERVPRO of Ocala specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
When Storms or Floods hit Ocala, SERVPRO is ready!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Ocala.
SERVPRO of Ocala specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Ocala, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Ocala (352)732-6630
Small Water Damages Can Cause Problems Later On
SERVPRO of Ocala provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Marion County.
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
Does Your Ocala Home Have A Mold Problem?
In Ocala, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Ocala (352)732-6630
Smoke & Soot Kitchen Fire in Ocala, FL
Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Ocala 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 90 Day Payment Plan Option-Water Damage
SERVPRO of Ocala 90 Day Payment Plan Flyer for Water Damage
Some customers who called their local Insurance Agent with a Water Damage are usually told to "file a claim" Knowing that Insurance Agents don't like claims Mike Webb, Marketing Manager of SERVPRO of Ocala developed a No Interest 90 Day Payment Plan as an option to filing insurance claims. He begin marketing this plan to local Agents 3 years ago and the results have been very successful Now Agents have an option rather than telling customers to file a claim they can recommend SERVPRO of Ocala and our No Interest 90 Day Payment Plan. Now this is a great reason why you should trust SERVPRO of Ocala (See a photo of the 90 day payment plan flyer used to market agents.)
SERVPRO of Ocala Strom Crew Leaves for Tennessee
Homes in Tennessee Frozen
Once again SERVPRO of Ocala has been asked to help out our SERVPRO Storm Teams in and around the great state of Tennessee. The winter ice came so fast that temperatures fell from 64 to 23 in One day!The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency declared a state of emergency and law enforcement at every level urged people to stay off the roads and hunker down at home. Most schools and organizations were closed for the day, but law enforcement across the region said they still faced a high volume of wrecks. Our SERVPRO of Ocala Crews has so far helped over 10 Families and 1 Hotel get beck on their feet. We are very proud of our crews as they leave behind family and Ocala needs to look after others.
CE Classes hosted by SERVPRO of Ocala
Follow the Green sign to Continuing Education hosted by: SERVPRO of Ocala
SERVPRO of Ocala is excited this year to offer 2 CE Classes for our local Insurance Agents, Adjusters and Community Association Managers. What makes these classes a little more special is where we are holding the classes. The College of Central Florida one of our Commercial Clients has offered a wonderful training conference room on the campus. This way all attendees can tour the campus while there if they choose. Last year we had such an open dialog between agents, adjusters and CAM's that we decided to hold it again this year. Much was learned from all the questions comments and suggestions that even myself (Mike Webb, Marketing Manager) learned quite a bit of information I did not know in my 12 years as a marketing professional for SERVPRO
SERVPRO of Ocala Client Event
SERVPRO of Ocala's own Mike Webb, Marketing Manager entertaining the community with SERVPRO Clients being invited
SERVPRO of Ocala is hosting a community wide event with friends, family and SERVPRO of Ocala Clients being invited as an appreciation for their business and support. Mike Webb, SERVPRO of Ocala's Marketing Manager will be providing the live entertainment. The Backyard Winery and Microbrewery will be supplying the drinks, food and fun. SERVPRO of Ocala will be giving away marketing promotional items, gifts and free drink tickets for their customers. We believe its always best to show any way we can our gratitude to our many loyal and new clients. Our SERVPRO of Ocala staff along with display our trucks will be there on hand to make sure everyone is shown a good time and how much we are thankful for the community and clients support for the last 43 years!
The Waterfront Inn Water Damage-The Villages, Fl.
one of the 4 floors where drying equipment is being staged for proper placement to ensure fast and safe drying.
A shower overflowed on the top floor of this beautiful Hotel located at Lake Sumter Landing square-The Villages, Florida causing damaged to all 4 floors. Ceilings gave way to the amount of water and multiple rooms, hallways even the 1st floor kitchen and pool baths were affected. SERVPRO of Ocala arrived within 30 minutes of the call. Crews begin the emergency water mitigation services and within hours all areas that suffered damages where being stabilized. 8 days later Ms. Kitt, General Manager for the Hotel signed the SERVPRO Certificate of Satisfaction. (Please see her comments under "Testimonies") SERVPRO of Ocala is very proud of all our Crew Chiefs, Technicians and Jacob Cox, Project Manager who guided crew, Hotel Management along with Insurance Professionals to a successful outcome.
SERVPRO of Ocala Thanksgiving Safety Tips (Prevent Fires!)
Keep Your Family Safe This Thanksgiving
SERVPRO of Ocala Thanksgiving safety tips to prevent house fires.
- Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking and use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on.
- Keep the kids away from the cooking area. Enforce a "kid-free zone" and make them stay at least three feet away from the stove.
- Keep anything that can catch fire (pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains) away from the stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
- Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
- Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen. Contact Ocala Fire Rescue to take training on the proper use of extinguishers.
- Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens and small appliances are turned off.
- Install a smoke alarm near the kitchen, on each level of the home, near sleeping areas and inside and outside bedrooms. Use the test button to check it each month. Replace all batteries at least once a year.
- Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at SERVPRO of Ocala
Sewage Backup is a Biohazard Problem!
Sewage may contain biohazards that can have negative effects on human beings through skin contact and inhalation process. Sewage backflow can result in following major epidemics:
• Hepatitis• Dermatitis• Allergic Diseases
• Kidney Damages
• Problems in liver and blood vessels
• Skin and Eye Infections
TIPS TO STAY SAFE IF SEWAGE BACKSUP
1. Start with keeping children and pets out of the affected area.
2. Avoid contact with skin, open cuts or sores.
3. Wash hands frequently.
4. Launder cloths ASAP if you suspect they have been contaminated.
5. Avoid breathing airborne Microorganisms.
6. DO NOT use a home vacuum cleaner to try and pick up solids.
7. Call in the Pros. SERVPRO of Ocala professionals will do the sewage cleanup work for you—pump out and wipe up the gunk, deodorize, and sanitize. Restore carpets and floors, if possible. Equipment they’ll use includes air movers, air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers. Using meters and thermal cameras to make sure no moisture and contaminates were missed thus preventing mold. "Serving our community since 1974"
Ocala Florida-Celebrate Summer Safely
Please have a "Damage Free Summer"
Summer is synonymous with Barbecues, parades and Fireworks! Your Local SERVPRO of Ocala professional want you to have an enjoyable and Safe Summer. Consider the following tips to ensure your summer celebrations are "Disaster Free"
1. BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
2. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanding tree branches.
3. NEVER leave your grill while cooking, Unattended
4. Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
5. Do Not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby to extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire.
6. Children should Never pick up fireworks that may be left over as they may still be active
Fireworks cause an average of almost 20,000 reported fires per year. Be safe and have a happy summer. Your friends at SERVPRO of Ocala is ready 24/7 to help if needed.
Extreme HEAT-Safety Tips from SERVPRO of Ocala
SERVPRO of Ocala HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning Services
As summer approaches here in Marion County and surrounding areas, its time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat.
* Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary.
* Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.
* Install temporary window reflectors (used between windows and drapes) such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
* Weather-strip doors and sills to jeep cool air in.
* Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with frapes, shades, awnings, or lovers. Outdoor awnings or lovers can reduce the heat that enter a home by up to 80 percent.
* Keep storm windows up all year.
Your friends at SERVPRO of Ocala are here to help with the functionality of your HVAC systems by offering free inspections and estimates to clean your HVAC & Air Ducts.
SERVPRO of Ocala Moisture Inspection Services
photo of suspected moisture in the ceiling of this home from roof damage.
SERVPRO of Ocala is happy to help our customers find and solve problems. One service we provide is Moisture Inspection. Here are a few tools we use to do just that.
1. Visual or using our eyeballs
Visual inspection is an integral part of every inspection we perform. SERVPRO of Ocala trained professionals have the experience and have seen the signs of water intrusion many times. While a visual survey will help identify where problems may exist, it won’t tell you if there is moisture in the walls. A probe test is still required to accurately measure moisture levels and determine if cracks or stains are symptoms of trouble lurking.
2. Protimeter or Moisture Meter
The protimeter is the only tool that accurately measures moisture content in materials. Depending on what we are assessing, we can probe from the exterior or interior through two very small holes, which we will seal up with a color matching caulk. Unless you know we were there, you won’t know we were there, but we will be able to tell you what moisture levels you have in your home. Probing also allows us to perform a damage assessment of the materials – critical in determining the need for our water drying services and in developing a scope of necessary repairs.
We can measure with a hygrometer to determine if humidity is the culprit behind your grief. This is also the primary tool in our holster when conducting concrete slab relative humidity (RH) testing.
4. Infrared Camera (see photo)
These thermal imaging devices are, hands down, the best way to find insulation voids in walls and attic spaces that can lead to condensation and damage.
SERVPRO of Ocala is here to help. Call us today if you suspect you have a moisture problem. (352)732-6630
Mold Mitigation & Remediation Process
Call SERVPRO of Ocala for all your Mold problems, Big or small.
When there is water intrusion mold can quickly become a problem. Mold can affect your health and cause damage to your property. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process.
1. Call SERVPRO of Ocala
2. SERVPRO of Ocala will Inspect and give an assessment
3. SERVPRO of Ocala will set up Mold Containment
4. Air Filtration will be employed
5.SERVPRO of Ocala will remove mold and mold-infested materials
6. Cleaning and Sanitizing Contents and Belongings
7. Restoration and if needed reconstruction by SERVPRO of Ocala
Your local SERVPRO of Ocala professionals understands mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Call us today for a professional inspection of your home or busmiess-352-732-6630
SERVPRO of Ocala presents our Christmas Album of Songs
SERVPRO of Ocala is constantly looking to share our story and services with our clients and show appreciation at the same time. This CD of Christmas songs was an idea of Mike Webb, SERVPRO fo Ocala marketing manager. Mike who has had the opportunity to be in the music industry professionally as singer, songwriter thought our gift of Christmas joy in song would be a wonderful way of thanking our clients, family and friends for supporting our local SERVPRO of Ocala franchise. Mike produced the album and recorded it over a period of two months in his home studio. So far the reception and comments have been positive with many being delighted to hear some of their favorite Christmas songs. The best part is getting to share the magic of this special time with all our SERVPRO clients in person. Merry Christmas from your friends at SERVPRO of Ocala!
SERVPRO of Ocala helps Crystal River after flooding
Flooding and wind damage in Crystal River Florida. September 2016
This photos show just a portion of the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. SERVPRO of Ocala has been in the area helping residence since Friday September 2nd 2016 Local insurance agents and adjusters have been in contact with SERVPRO of Ocala asking for our help to get homes and commercial building restored. Many local Crystal River residents have used SERVPRO fo Ocala over the years and many have heard of our Franchise because we have been in the area for over 40 years! Our crews have been working day and night because of the horrific damage caused by the rain and storm surge. One local large retreat and dive shop was almost completely shut down but our crews responded so fast with temp. walls and drying EQ that they did not have to cancel reservations nor close the restaurant.
HDG Hotel Group likes SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan
SERVPRO of Ocala has begin to develop the ERP for all hotels located in Florida with the help of other Florida SERVPRO Franchises. These hotels are owned and managed by HDG Hotel Group located in in Ocala, FL. Mike Webb, Marketing Manager/Consultant for SERVPRO of Ocala says "its great to meet such a progressive and forward thinking company as HDG that recognizes the advantages of having an SERVPRO ERP on all their facilities" The General Managers and facilities managers were all receptive and willing to learn all they could about the SERVPRO ERP. HDG is even willing to let SERVPRO of Ocala host a class to better train and inform the facility managers how to take care of small water damages and look out for potential risk to their facilities.
SERVPRO of Ocala Customer Appreciation Event
Mike Webb,(with guitar) SERVPRO of Ocala Marketing Manager/Consultant performing live for local SERVPRO Clients with a friend joining in.
SERVPRO of Ocala hosted a Customer Appreciation Event at a local Winery. Clients were treated to food and drink along with live music provided by Mike Webb, SERVPRO of Ocala Marketing Manager/ Consultant. It was a nice way to say "Thank you" to all our clients and get to meet them in a relaxed social setting. They loved it! SERVPRO of Ocala believes in giving back to both our communities and customers when the opportunity presents itself. This "get together" was a one of a kind in regards to Mike Webb's former experience in the music industry and ability to perform and entertain our SERVPRO customers and family and friends. Mike also gets to follow up with everyone while visiting his customers asking what they thought of the evening and how SERVPRO of Ocala might improve on future events.
Are You Ready?
Commercial Businesses, "Are You Ready"?
Why call SERVPRO of Ocala? Here is one reason. SERVPRO of Ocala is commented to helping you prepare for disaster now by offering to all our Centers of Influences material on "What to do until help arrives" These are distributed by our local SERVPRO of Ocala marketing reps/consultants. Be on the look out for your SERVPRO consultant to visit your offices and place of business. Along with visits we are working to build relationships with the Marion county Red Cross and local fire departments. We also work with property managers, facility managers and risk managers. We have all type of professional trades that work with SERVPRO of Ocala to come to the aid to the commercial business. These provide support to these buildings where SERVPRO of Ocala does not offer such services making sure restoration is 100% complete.
SERVPRO of Ocala Storm Team
SERVPRO of Ocala crews loading trucks to help Louisiana flood victims.
Crews from SERVPRO of Ocala load trucks getting ready to leave out today to offer help to the homes and businesses flooded in Louisiana.....Approximately 280,000 people live in the areas that flooded, according to an analysis the chamber released Friday. In those flood-affected areas are 110,000 homes worth a combined $20.7 million and more than 7,000 businesses — about one in every five businesses in the region — that together employ more than 73,000 people. Our local Ocala teams are trained and approved to handle major storm, flood, fire and wind damage all over the USA. SERVPRO of Ocala is proud to be part of the SERVPRO storm team and glad we could send out our teams to help all the families and commercial get back up and running.