Results From Water Intrusion After Heavy Rain-Ocala, FL
Undiscovered Water Damage and The Results
This homeowner was surprised after finding the results of water damage from heavy rains. Florida is known for rainy days, weeks and months. This closet was damage by water coming through the roof. The closet was one area the homeowner never thought to look at after finding several leaks in the ceiling upstairs that were very noticeable. SERVPRO of Ocala was called in to help with this and other problem areas. Mold is one result when water damage is left untreated. A lot of times its the water that you don't see that turns out to be a bigger issue. The photo shows the damage from the water after time has passed. The SERVPRO of Ocala team came in and removed, cleaned and safely dried this and other areas giving back to the homeowner a nice fresh smelling home.
Assisted Living Home Water Damage-Belleview, FL
Drying Equipment at Work in this Water Damaged Assisted Living Facility
When a sprinkler head broke in a hallways it really caused quite a commotion. Residents where forced out of their rooms and staff had to make sure everyone was safe. SERVPRO of Ocala was called in to act fast and get the standing water up and out (which you don't see) and start setting drying equipment as shown. Residents were moved out of the water damaged areas for safety. All were surprised in a good way just how fast and efficiently our trained SERVPRO professionals worked to get building materials in drying mode. In a few days the vast majority of the facility was back to normal, all thanks to over 40 years of doing this type of work and the dedicated staff at SERVPRO of Ocala.
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:
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!
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