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South Orlando Mold Remediation for Commercial Warehouses

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Mold growth in South Orlando commercial property If your commercial property experiences mold growth, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando to begin the restoration process.

SERVPRO Can Cleanup Mold Damage in South Orlando Businesses

If a slow water leak develops in your manufacturing plant in South Orlando, many problems can develop if not repaired quickly. Any time water gets into a building, it follows gravity and affects the lowest level the most. Many warehouses and offices utilize ground-level areas for the storage of products and materials. When water gets into these lower-level storage facilities, water can damage the building's structure and inventory stored. If objects and building materials stay wet for an extended period, many additional issues can occur. Stored products remaining wet can cause damage over time, such as rusting metal parts, ruined insulation, and mold growth. Water can also cause the drywall to lose its structural integrity and fall apart. If wooden materials stay wet, they can warp or curve. Cartons are composed of an organic substance and have the potential of being a food source for fungi. 

Sometimes a slow leak can occur at your business, and the problems go unnoticed for a long time. Most commercial mold damage projects in South Orlando result from a water leak that did not get promptly mitigated after it happened. After a building is wet for longer than 48 hours, microbial growth can take place. Once microbes form the contamination and spores can spread to other areas of the structure. 

When first arriving at your manufacturing plant, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the area. Once the mold-infested rooms or sections are uncovered, we take measures to prevent the spreading of spores. To do this, we can isolate using poly sheeting the contaminated parts, so spores and mold particles do not spread to unaffected regions of the structure. 

Once our SERVPRO restoration team establishes a containment area, we determine what items are treatable, restorable, and which materials are non-salvageable. When working at your business, we conduct all of our procedures. To ensure the process is as smooth flowing for you and your insurance company. We can pack out inventory and products for off-site cleaning if necessary.

When working with mold, SERVPRO takes extra precautions so particles do not spread and cause air quality issues at your plant. Fungi can cause health effects for some people so if you ever notice mold damage at your business, call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200 24/7.

Proven Tips for Dealing With Flood Damage Issues in South Orlando

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Addressing Saturated Vinyl Flooring in Your South Orlando

Flooding can cause devastating effects throughout your South Orlando home, especially to elements like flooring materials. Many homeowners have sought the aesthetic appeal and functionality of vinyl flooring planks with renovations and even initial construction projects. While these simulate hardwood flooring, they can often get installed more cheaply and easily. Much like actual hardwood, these flooring materials require immediate attention when exposed to standing water, and that's where our trained IICRC-certified water restoration specialists can help.


Severe storms can produce vulnerabilities that allow flood damage to occur in your South Orlando home. While many materials can become affected by the spreading water, your flooring is often a point of collection for this water flow, pooling over this material and beginning to saturate it immediately. A fast response can often prevent the need for removing the material and replacing it, which requires quick reaction times from the homeowner to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals to get us there.


Once our team arrives, we'll work to begin our effective mitigation tactics. Extraction is a critical component of this process, as it reduces the volume of water to continually affect the flooring. We have portable sump pumps, wet-vacs with extraction wands, and even gas-powered trash pumps for rapid removal of standing water. When the excess is removed, our team can begin work to dry out the damaged areas and have specialized equipment to start drying out saturated vinyl flooring.


Water can penetrate seams and cracks in the vinyl planks, mainly where the tongue and groove installation occurs. Our Injecti-dry system can address saturation into the subflooring, slowly drawing out moisture in a controlled fashion. We can consistently monitor moisture content to ensure that these planks do not become overly dried, which can also damage them.


Many materials and structural elements can become exposed to spreading floodwater. Our SERVPRO of South Orlando team can work on drying out saturated materials and reduce the need for tear-out and reconstruction when possible. Call 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.

Determining the Right Cleaning Methods During Fire Damage Restoration in South Orlando

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Cleaning methods for fire damage SERVPRO of South Orlando can determine the cleaning methods necessary to restore your South Orlando property.

Cleaning Methods During Fire Damage Restoration

If you want to reduce the claim of a fire damage incident, then seeking restoration and cleaning services can help. Ending up replacing what was restorable is expensive, and that's why you need to make the right decisions as soon as you can. Cleaning is part of the work that professional restorers perform when responding to such events in South Orlando. We're going to cover some of the cleaning principles that we follow when returning your contents to their preloss condition. 

When our SERVPRO team arrives at your South Orlando home to attend to fire damage, we perform a site inspection, which helps us locate the smoke particles. Usually, the inspection starts when the fire starts; then, we determine how far the residues have traveled within the building. It's a huge mistake to assume that all smoke residues all the same. A fire burns different items, which means that different smoke particles can be in the same area. Identifying the different particles helps us to come up with the most appropriate cleaning method. 

Our SERVPRO team also selects a cleaning method that preserves the surface or material that has the smoke residues. Some cleaning techniques may be too aggressive to the point of making some surfaces or materials unsalvageable. At this point, we're ready to capture and remove the particles. Remember, there's an interaction of different proportions of moisture, gases, oxygen, and heat during the smoke particles' formation. These variables make it challenging to choose a defined cleaning method to fix all fire damage incidents. 

To break the bond between the residues and the surface, we understand the elements of cleaning - temperature, time, chemical action, and agitation. Chemical reactions speed up as the temperature increases, so we have to settle on the right temperature - which usually depends on the item we are cleaning and the cleaning agent we are using. 

SERVPRO of South Orlando does the job right the first time. You can call us at (407) 985-3200 and let our experienced technicians make your business or home "Like it never even happened."

Use Our Technician Knowledge to Dry Out Your Property After Water Damage Quickly

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage in South Orlando If you have water damage in your commercial property, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando.

Commercial Water Removal for Your South Orlando Business

Many people in South Orlando love to sew their clothing so they can make sure their latest outfit is unique and one-of-a-kind. Many homemade gifts for children that they can use to explore their creativity also require fabric and various notions and tools when you make them. Coming to your store means a visit to a clean and safe place where customers can let their imaginations and creativity wander and gain inspiration. 

When a roof leak lets the rain pour into your business, you need to start the water removal process in South Orlando to get everything cleaned up and safe again. The safety of your employees and customers can become compromised by standing puddles of water. The mold that grows in the presence of a new water source becomes apparent within 24 to 48 hours after the incident. 

SERVPRO of South Orlando has the tools and machinery to get such messes cleaned up and resolved, making the interior environment of your store "Like it never even happened," quickly and thoroughly. The dyes in many materials can bleed into others, but we can cut away these stained lengths on the bolts, leaving as much dry air in individual drying chambers. We can dispose of these discolored lengths of fabric for you or dry them for packaging if sewing enthusiasts might take an interest in these pieces. 

We can clean and dry your inventory that comes in its packaging, bottles, and similar items so you can still offer these to your customers. We understand that disasters like this can harm many businesses financially, so we do everything we can to help you recover quickly and with as little hassle as possible. Because companies often fail afterward, planning on such events with our READY Profile Plan can help you. September is also National Preparedness Month, and this is one way to take a role in helping your business become even stronger. 

To ensure your store's environment remains clean, we also remove debris and place air scrubbers strategically, so air currents help us remove any dust or spores, as well as other microscopic particles from the air. This dust can come from our work, or the area where the rain came into your store. 

SERVPRO of South Orlando can help you recover fastest after a disaster involving water of any category. Commercial water removal and cleanup get your business back to how you want. Call us at (407) 985-3200!

Our Professionals Guide to Restoring Your Damaged Property in South Orlando After a Fire

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The Professional Way to Restore Your Fire Damaged Property in South Orlando

The structure and your contents experience significant destruction after a fire damage incident. What do you do? It's essential to know how your insurance policy has distinguished the two. SERVPRO of South Orlando understands such issues. We draw the line between your items and the structure when estimating the loss. Some items may qualify as part of the structure when attached to the house, including doors, windows, ceilings, and attached floor coverings in your South Orlando home.

Our SERVPRO technicians work towards returning your South Orlando building to the state before the fire damage incident. It means we have to clean and repair all the effects of the incident. During the restoration process, we remove the soot residues from the structure's exterior and interior surfaces. Some residues usually give off malodors, so we have to perform deodorization to neutralize the unpleasant smells.

During the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians will come across restorable items and some that need replacement. SERVPRO also works with our customers and the insurance provider to identify conditions that existed before the fire. We can fix preexisting conditions and make your structure even better. After pretesting, we may categorize some items as washable and some as non-washable.

Washable materials are materials that can be cleaned using wet cleaning methods. We can use a water-based cleaning agent without causing any additional damage. On the other hand, we cannot use a wet cleaning method to clean non-washable materials since additional damage results. It means we have to clean such items using a dry cleaning method. Different residue types on the surface play a significant role when choosing an appropriate cleaning technique. For example, we use a dry solvent cleaning product when dealing with oil-based residues.

SERVPRO of South Orlando can inspect your property after the disaster and select the most appropriate cleaning and restoration procedures to use. We are an industry leader in fire and water damage restoration and mold remediation. Call us at (407) 985-3200 for additional information regarding our industry-proven solutions.

Don't Let Flood Damage in South Orlando Melt Your Dreams

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A closed sign on business in South Orlando Don't let flood damage keep your business' doors shut! Call SERVPRO of South Orlando.

Helping an Ice Cream Shoppe Reopen After Sustaining Commercial Flood Damage in South Orlando

Once our area experiences a flood, we work with South Orlando businesses on the steps needed to reopen their doors. Every business plays a crucial role in our local economy. Businesses of all sizes, including small ice cream shops, require specialized skills to ensure employees' and customers' safety. 

Businesses that find themselves facing commercial flood damage in South Orlando want to reopen quickly. Customers need to know that favorite locations can reopen and help the area start feeling like it did before the disaster occurred. SERVPRO technicians live in the area and want the same thing. We always arrive faster to any size disaster and work through the project's completion. Flood damage poses particular risks to businesses that prepare food, and we understand these concerns. 

Our IICRC training and certification prepare us for many possible scenarios. Flooding around food almost always means that refrigerated items need throwing away, as do any products that came into direct contact with the water. We arrange for containers of appropriate sizes to safely dispose of everything that requires removal from the premises. After we remove everything necessary, we start cleaning and sanitizing your shop. 

All food containers and preparation areas, bins, shelves, and other surfaces need to become clean and safe once more. We remove all the silt and debris from these locations. Additionally, we remove from the floor, walls, and anywhere else that floodwaters touched. Thorough cleaning brings back safe conditions. 

After we clean and then dry your business, we can concentrate on deodorization. We use both ozone and hydroxyl gas generators. If wet carpeting or other textiles exist, we prefer to use hydroxyl gas instead of ozone. It takes slightly longer, but it is much safer to use than ozone. 

SERVPRO of South Orlando employees live and work in your area, be it Belle Isle, SK Lake, or Pine Castle, and we want to help get your shop's doors open again by mitigating flood damage and its effects. Call (407) 985-3200, 24/7, any day of the year, and we can begin making everything perfect again.

Best Way to Remove Smoke and Soot Damage From Your South Orlando Home

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Smoke damage in South Orlando Home Contact SERVPRO of South Orlando for odor removal and soot damage.

SERVPRO Solves Many Forms of Fire Damage in Orlando Homes

After the fire, there're fire damage levels to address even in a home blaze that would qualify as a small scale. The key to lessening the secondary damage from smoke, soot, and water (used to extinguish the fire) is to begin the cleaning and restore the property as quickly as possible.

When SERVPRO arrives to remediate fire damage to South Orlando properties, our technician teams do several things at once to make the cleanup efforts go faster. We use containment when the fire is local to only a specific area in the home. Our technicians set up barriers to control the spread of odor-causing soot particles naked to the human eye. At the same time, other technicians take moisture measurements and determine the best course for drying with positioned air movers and humidifiers for fast results.

Once the affected areas are ready to dry using moisture probes, SERVPRO technicians determine smoke and soot residue that needs cleaning from surfaces and restorable objects using wet and dry sponges to remove all fire traces and odor. Our certified Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) determine how much the odor has spread throughout the home and affected building materials, fabrics, and porous items. We often use multiple methods to completely eradicate odor left behind by home fires, such as HEPA-filtered air scrubbers with charcoal filters. We also follow up with a thermal fogging application to neutralize odors in carpeting, fabrics, and other porous items that may be holding stubborn odors from the fire. The solvent-based fog travels in the same manner as smoke and effectively overtakes and eliminates deeply seated odors.

We know cleanup needs to start as soon as possible for the best outcome from fire damage. Contact SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200 and talk to one of our certified technicians; we are available 24/7 to assist you.

Steps to Take After Fire Damage Disaster Happens

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What to Tackle First When There's Fire Damage to Your South Orlando Home

Disaster can strike at any time, leaving our families amid debris and at a loss for answers. In Florida, we tend to get an advanced warning when hurricanes, winds, or storms threaten our homes, but we rarely think that fire could also affect us. As homeowners, we need to quickly connect with the best in the industry to help us remediate fire damage and salvage as much as we can.

SERVPRO is the answer to your needs. When there's fire damage to your Orlando property, we help mitigate the devastation and work with you to protect the structure and contents of your home. Our team is on call around the clock and ready to apply its skills and experience to help you. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified to restore your home after affected by fire and smoke. We're your greatest ally in bringing your property back to pre-damage condition through our training and the availability of specialized equipment and technology.

There's much to worry about after a fire strikes your home. Your family's immediate safety and lodging are our top priority, followed by the physical integrity of your home and everything you had in it. Our team can make an assessment and work with relevant parties to determine which parts of your home are compromised if any. Simultaneously, we explore your belongings to salvage as much as we can. In the process, we utilize solutions specific to each surface to eliminate traces of smoke and soot.

Very often, the smell of smoke is the last priority but an overwhelming nuisance. Our deodorizing process includes different methods for neutralizing the odor and improving air quality in your home. For this, we may use air scrubbers, ozone generators, and even thermal foggers to erase the smell from furniture and other materials inside the home.

Do not feel alone when disaster strikes. Call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200 and allow us to help you leave your home "Like it never even happened."

A Flood Can Damage Your South Orlando Home

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Flood damage in South Orlando If you have flood damage, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando today!

Why SERVPRO Fixes Flood Damage in South Orlando Effectively

When a flood affects your South Orlando property, various problems follow, so it is essential to do restoration properly. Such refurbishment involves many steps, and sometimes the issues you face later could result from missing some steps or doing them at the wrong time. Our IICRC certified restoration crew has experience spanning many years, allowing us to know the necessary steps, as well as the best time to do them.

Before starting the restoration of flood damage in South Orlando properties, it is good to do a thorough inspection, which helps ascertain the level of damage and identify any present dangers. It is common to encounter electrical hazards, deteriorating subfloors, and even falling ceilings, among other risks after a flood. Our SERVPRO technicians also use this opportunity to secure the structure by boarding up or installing roof tarps if there's a breach.

The risk of mold development in a flooded property is very high. Mold needs less than 48 hours of high moisture levels to start growing. It can grow on several surfaces, including wood, concrete, and fabrics, so water removal and drying are high-priority steps because it is an effective way to control mold growth. Our SERVPRO crew uses pumps to remove standing water more than two inches deep. We also have truck-mounted extractors allowing us to remove standing water from all nooks crannies around the property. Extracting more water helps quicken the drying process.

Floodwaters contain different contaminants, so it is necessary to take steps to control them. By spraying an EPA-registered disinfectant into affected areas, it is easier to control disease-causing microorganisms. Our SERVPRO technicians also remove porous materials such as carpets and pads because cleaning cannot eliminate all contaminants. Since soiled carpets are considered hazardous materials, we also handle disposal. First, we cut the carpet and pad to pieces 2x2 feet each. We then place them into plastic bags for transport to the disposal site.

A correctly laid out restoration process after flooding improves the results by a considerable margin. Call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200 to assist.

Do You Need Water Cleanup Services After Your South Orlando Tub Overflowed?

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Overflown Tub in South Orlando If you suspect water damage, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando.

Why SERVPRO of South Orlando Should Manage Your Water Cleanup Needs

When your hectic family life gets a bit more stressful because someone left the tub running and now your stairway looks like a riverbed, you need to protect your South Orlando home from highly possible water damage. Water flowing everywhere inside your home can only bring you problems, and the longer you wait to fix the situation, the more costly and intensive the repairs become.

Our experience with such situations is why SERVPRO technicians should assist you with water cleanup and removal in South Orlando. We always arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster, meaning the water has little time to ruin things inside your home. Continuing education and ongoing training add to our competence and keep us ready to mitigate damage wherever it happens. Water cleanup efforts involve extracting the water from porous materials and floors with wands attached to extraction units. These rapidly pump any liquid encountered into a chamber for quick disposal. These wands can fit into small spaces and under furniture and appliances.

Another way we remove water that threatens your home is with air drying equipment. These make the air more turbulent and warm so it can hold more water vapor. Our air movers force surfaces to continually give off moisture, which causes the moisture in the interior space to move toward the saturated material's surface.

Once in the air, the water vapor ends up in desiccant machines. These machines strip the air of moisture as it passes through. Air coming out of a desiccant machine is dry. Additionally, we use air scrubbers when air quality may have become compromised. When we arrive at your home, please discuss with us any concerns you have about this. We can either explain why there's no need to worry and resolve the problem for you. We look at you as a partner in protecting your home with our water cleanup and mitigation services.

SERVPRO of South Orlando can help you get your home dried out, and water cleanup efforts help protect your home from the effects of water, moisture, and microbes. Call (407) 985-3200.

How to Navigate Storm Damage Remediation in South Orlando

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SERVPRO Can Remediate the Flood Damage Inside of Your South Orlando Home

Seasonal storms can bring more than just rain to your Florida home during a severe downpour; they can also bring flood damage. For example, the entryway and living/dining room flooded with water when the storm's intense winds forced the door to fly open. The hardwood flooring and the walls' base were all submerged ankle-deep with water—additionally, various pieces of furniture throughout the impacted area. The best thing that you can do for your home upon finding flood damage is to call for help as soon as you can.

The sooner that professionals arrive to address the flood damage inside your South Orlando home, the more likely it is that the remediation can progress smoothly. Waiting too long can cause the hardwood flooring inside your home to bubble, crack, and split. The walls may begin to harbor mold colonies, and your furniture may significantly diminish in value or even end up ruined. Calling for help as soon as the damage happens can significantly reduce the chances of further damage developing inside your household.

SERVPRO understands how alarming and overwhelming sudden home damages can feel, and it is for that reason that we always strive to arrive swiftly at every job we tackle. On top of our speedy service, we pride ourselves on the advanced technology we use and our various IICRC-certifications. SERVPRO always aims to provide swift, effective, and friendly service to your home.

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive, we can begin by removing the standing water from your home with wet/dry vacuums. If the water was overly contaminated, to the point where it's considered black water, we could remove any carpets affected. We can remove any furniture that needs immediate and attentive care and take it to our facility.

After measuring how high up the water walls came, we can make flood cuts and remove the water-logged drywall. To prepare for drying, SERVPRO can begin to disinfect and clean the surrounding area before setting up devices like drying mats, dehumidifiers, and axial fans.

When a storm suddenly floods your home, never wait to get help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of South Orlando, call (407) 985-3200.

South Orlando Home Restoration Following Fire Damage

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SERVPRO Understands the Stress Associated with Fire Damage Restoration

Fires can affect your South Orlando home in different ways. The one common thread that every lingering symptom from the blaze shares is the hindrance they create to comfortable living. Finding your way back from a traumatic event like this will take some time, but with the right professional restoration company, you can have your home back much more quickly. 

Assessing fire damage to your South Orlando home is best left to the professional restoration specialists you employ to repair the damages. Our experienced SERVPRO team can thoroughly look over affected areas and develop a step-by-step restoration plan that caters to the house's problematic damage. 

We can appreciate the situation that you are in and have the tools and expertise to handle any sized disaster that you may be facing. Our initial assessment can give our professionals a place to begin, based exclusively on the issues that pose more serious threats over time. For example, water damage is a common effect of fire extinguishing, but if left sitting too long could result in mold damage to your home. 

Additional, structural concerns get assessed. Our SERVPRO restoration specialists can determine if specific areas require minor repairs or if the damage is too excessive and requires reconstruction. While our technicians have much experience with this nature's minor repairs, we are not residential construction contractors. However, we can prepare the damaged area for this process, using controlled demolition techniques and equipment to isolate the area needing replacement exclusively and preparing it for a contractor to begin their work. 

We dedicate our work to bringing your home back to preloss conditions as quickly as we can. A large part of this process involves communication with you to determine which lingering effects from the recent fire impact your family the most and cause the most trouble living comfortably. 

When you have dealt with a recent fire, you do not have to deal with the damage alone. Trust our experienced SERVPRO of South Orlando team to help you set things right again. Call today at (407) 985-3200.

Mold Damage in Your South Orlando Household's Air Duct System

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SERVPRO Technicians Arrive with Detection Tools to Find Hidden Mold in Your Home

Circulating air in your house can be a very incredible convenience. For anyone that has lived in the times where you did not have air conditioning or central heating for your South Orlando home, you can appreciate the convenience even more. Even with the advancements in how these appliances run and operate when you are using them to their fullest abilities, there're some precautions and potential risks that you are taking that you might not know.

You likely didn't know that homes have dealt with mold damage in South Orlando tied explicitly to the operation of circulating air appliances like furnaces or air conditioners. You don't see this mold damage; however, your nose can pick up the scent of must typical of a growing colony. The problem is rooted in two sections. Firstly, not having your duct system adequately maintained and cleaned over years of use. Secondly, the result of condensation on the metal combined with organic material in the ducts' network. This allows mold colonies to grow.

Being common knowledge now, mold can cause health effects to those exposed to it. It indeed is not something you want to allow to circulate throughout your home freely. Our SERVPRO professionals become certified in mold remediation to the high standards of the IICRC. Trained in all types of mold and fungal growth, SERVPRO can provide the best (and safest) means of removal.

The first step is to stop the air circulation and work quickly to locate the colonies that grow within the duct system. Once located, our SERVPRO technicians find the best way to reach this affected area, whether through the removal of sections to gain access or through concentrated vacuuming. Since your nose found the problem in the first place, this odor needs removal. Typically, a fogger would be used for this process. This dense chemical compound overtakes and neutralizes the musty smell, leaving no scent behind at all.

Mold damage is something that you should take care of as soon as you encounter it. Our certified and experienced professionals at SERVPRO of South Orlando are available to help whenever you need us. All you have to do is give us a call anytime at 407) 985-3200.

South Orlando Fabrication Plants Calls SERVPRO to Extract Water

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Restoring a Factory with Commercial Water Removal Services in South Orlando

Once a factory or other assembly plant in South Orlando sustains an incident involving a water loss, getting things dry again to protect employee health and safety, machinery, and productivity should begin immediately. Relying on drains to take care of the problem can only do so much. Overhead water sources can ruin delicate machines, form pools of water in depressions in pieces of equipment, and supplies, and materials. 

At SERVPRO, we are proud to help other businesses around South Orlando with commercial water removal methods so they can continue serving the public. We want our economy to stay strong, and this is how we can do our part. Removing the water from where it might otherwise remain trapped, slowly evaporating into the air, helps your factory's indoor air quality remain wholesome. It also prevents corrosion of metal and keeps microbial infestations from developing as readily as possible when excess moisture permits them to grow.  

When your equipment retains water, we can suction the water out of these machines and then wipe them down. We arrive with the tools needed, including ladders and buckets, helping ensure that your employees can continue their jobs with little or no interruption from us. Extracting the water and then wiping the machine down with oil when called for by the machinery's maintenance instructions protects your equipment from possible problems.  

Floors and other areas that your employees occupy may also need extraction work performed. Break rooms can become damp and musty when water saturates such areas, ruining food preparation equipment. Your employees need to eat during their breaks to stay energetic. 

We also want to keep your workers safe while in your plant. With water removal, we work to keep corrosion control and eliminate the possibility wherever we can. Air movers help us keep moisture from condensing on surfaces and also directs water vapor toward desiccation machines. These withdraw moisture from the air and release dry air back into the area we are treating. 

Using our various machines and tools, we protect your equipment and building from harm. SERVPRO of South Orlando water removal and extraction specialists can make things safe again so your employees can remain productive. Call (407) 985-3200.

Fast Action is Vital When Experiencing a Water Damage Disaster

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Act Swiftly When You Need Water Cleanup Services for Your Orlando Commercial Property

No owner wants to find themselves in a situation where they should reach out for local water cleanup services. Indoor flooding can occur from various sources, but in the case of your pawnshop, a broken ceiling pipe is to blame. Before turning the water off, hundreds of gallons spilled onto the floor of your shop, surrounding precious antiques and other valuable merchandise.

To maximize the chances of remediation inside your pawnshop succeeding without hiccups, you should immediately reach out for local Orlando water cleanup services. Addressing the damage swiftly, and cleaning up the standing water as quickly as possible, can lessen the water damage inside of your shop. The faster you get help, the better it can be for your business.

Once you call SERVPRO, we immediately can assemble a team of our highly trained water damage restoration technicians (WRT) and then send them to your shop. We are always quick and strive to get to your business as quickly as possible because we understand how valuable time is. Getting your business back to normal is something we pride ourselves on at SERVPRO of South Orlando. Furthermore, while you wait for our technicians to arrive, you could begin to remove any merchandise from the area that's still dry. To try and prevent your inventory from becoming damaged in the meantime.

Once our WRT arrives at your pawn shop, we can immediately begin setting up equipment to remove the standing water inside your shop. At SERVPRO of South Orlando, we use extracting wands and rovers and wet/dry vacuums. We can immediately see to drying any pieces you worry about and ensure that any remaining excess moisture is addressed using the appropriate equipment. By the end of the job, we hope to leave your shop feeling, "Like it never even happened."

When a sudden pipe burst spews water onto your property, always quickly call for help. Speak with SERVPRO of South Orlando by calling (407) 985-3200. No matter the time, we're here for you.

Questions You Might Have About Black Mold Damage in South Orlando

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SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage Leaving Your Property Safe

One of the most infamous and troublesome types of mold damage in South Orlando is black mold, a colloquial term for several aggressive fungi species that can cause more problems than other, similar mold varieties. Black mold infestations grow and function much like ordinary colonies but can have different and more severe consequences, including an increased risk of health effects. Handling these species requires a unique set of certifications. SERVPRO of South Orlando can adequately cover the specific safety and treatment considerations involved in a professional cleanup.

How Concerned Should I Be?

Horror stories of black mold damage in communities like South Orlando abound online, but the reality is a bit more nuanced. While black mold can cause health effects, the severity can depend on exposure time, the extent of growth, and the specific variety growing in your home. We recommend you call us as soon as you find signs of mold damage. We can send an inspector over within a matter of hours to evaluate the situation and provide more detailed safety recommendations.

What Other Consequences Could Come?

In addition to heightened health risks, black mold can cause many of the same damages to your property that other fungi can. Without professional remediation, the problem can start to eat away at your home and cause lasting visual and structural damage to the building. Additional safety precautions and sterilization measures may also lengthen the time we take to solve the problem, potentially increasing costs incurred during the restoration process.

How Can SERVPRO Solve the Problem?

We handle black mold like other fungal damage, conducting simultaneous efforts to quarantine, neutralize, and clean up after multiple patches of growth at once. Our technicians have access to heavy-duty environmental protection gear throughout the work to prepare them for even the most extreme risks. Without this equipment, it may be very unsafe to continue living and working in the area until the remediation project reaches completion. We take extra care to sanitize the area when black mold ensures that no safety risks remain after we leave.

SERVPRO of South Orlando has the training and equipment necessary to handle even the most extensive and dangerous mold damage situations in local properties. Call (407) 985-3200 to find out how we can help.

Water Damage Disaster Occurs in South Orlando

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If you need water removal in your Orlando property, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando. If you need water removal in your Orlando property, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando.

Taking Care of Water Removal

In a society reliant on electrical appliances, we tend to expect them to work without fail. However, water removal may prove necessary when a faulty washing machine hose gives way and covers your floor with water. It can be stressful to consider taking on a cleanup task on your own, as missed spots can easily lead to mold growth or structural damage.

When appliance failures result in needing water removal, SERVPRO of South Orlando has the tools necessary to clean, dry, and deodorize your home while preserving your possessions.

When water affects porous surfaces such as carpet, it's vital to thoroughly extract moisture that has been absorbed quickly to preserve carpet, padding, and the subflooring underneath. Suppose water from your laundry room has reached your carpet. In this case, we can use air movers and dehumidifiers both above and underneath flooring to address moisture absorbed by the carpet. Fast-drying, in conjunction with EPA-registered antimicrobial cleaner, is key to preserving your carpet and shielding it from potential mold growth.

SERVPRO of South Orlando can preserve hardwood affected by water. Drying mats with suction devices attached can be placed on the ground level to accelerate moisture evaporation. This process is often aided by plastic sheeting acting as a conduit for directing moist air out of your home. SERVPRO technicians often use a 6-millimeter thick plastic or poly sheeting that, when taped down, isolates moist air for easy collection. This drying method helps collect water from hardwood flooring and plywood subflooring. Additionally, it keeps dehumidifiers from being overwhelmed while they help dry other surfaces. In some cases, dehumidifiers may also be operating inside the plastic tenting to extract moisture.

If you need our services to clean up your disaster, call SERVPRO of South Orlando today (407) 985-3200.

Recovering From Residential Water Damage in South Orlando

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 Don't let water damage cause havoc on your home. Contact us today! Don't let water damage cause havoc on your home. Contact us today!

Appliances Are Often the Culprits Causing Water Leaks


While many disasters can threaten your South Orlando home, perhaps one of the most typical of these potential issues is a water emergency. While this could include natural disasters and flash flooding situations, it often boils down to aging materials in your house. Additionally, homeowner errors are attributed to damages that require professional restoration.

Perhaps one of the most common issues that present water damage to your South Orlando residence would be large appliances like your water heater. While everyone is aware that appliances draw more power and cost you additional monthly utilities, they get too old. They're often disregarded. The components within them that keep tight seals for water are aging and degrading. Over time, small and seemingly insignificant leaks can turn disastrous, spewing high water volumes on the floor surrounding the appliance.

Once the water has successfully stopped from the valve attached to the appliance itself, a significant water emergency requires your immediate attention. The longer that water can seep into flooring and walls, the more damage that it ultimately causes these components as well as the structural integrity of your entire home.

While extraction might be necessary for the situation, our SERVPRO team assesses the full scope of the damage throughout both the immediate area and adjoining walls and floors. Areas not easily seen, SERVPRO uses thermal imagery to determine the farthest reaches of the water damage. Equipment like our drying mats can penetrate deep into floors to dry up the area. At the same time, our injection system can remove any moisture from inside of affected walls. For basic drying, a combination of wet vacs for spot extraction and air movers for moisture removal work to rid the area of the remaining water.

When you are battling older appliances, even the best of routine maintenance might not be enough. If your appliance decides to leave you a water emergency to fight, trust SERVPRO of South Orlando restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess. Call (407) 985-3200 today.

Flood Damage in South Orlando Isn't Always Inside the Home

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Call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200. Call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200.

Many flood damage instances in South Orlando and other local communities never make it into a home: sometimes, floodwaters can cause extensive damage to outdoor fixtures, objects, and materials without reaching indoors. While these situations are often faster and less expensive to take care of than floods that make it inside, they can still cause severe damage to your property, requiring the help of a professional company like SERVPRO of South Orlando to repair. Here are some of the more frequent and troublesome issues we encounter outdoors after flooding incidents. 

Cracked Concrete 

Most concrete types can sustain significant flood damage in South Orlando, mostly if standing water remains on top of them for longer than a few hours. Debris picked up from elsewhere in the flood's path can scratch, scrape, and break up concrete, causing significant physical damage to the surface. However, water itself can also cause many problems for the material. Some concrete types may absorb water and expand, cracking, and crumbling as the pressure becomes too high. In less severe cases, painted surfaces may need to be refinished or repainted, depending on the type of paint applied and length of exposure to water. 

Oxidized Metals 

Rust and other oxidation forms can affect many metal objects on your property, even those that can typically resist weather effects. Complete submersion in water causes more damage than rainfall and can render outdoor metallic objects completely unusable. We train our technicians to handle many common forms of oxidation and send in sensitive cases to a contracted specialist to make sure they receive the care they need. 

Stained Walls and Pathways 

Storm floods often carry mud, soil, and other contaminants that can stain a significant portion of your home's exterior. Pathways and patios of all types are similarly susceptible to discoloration during a flood. We pledge to get your home back to the way it was before the disaster, and that includes restorations for all visual signs of damage such as discoloration and material staining. 

SERVPRO of South Orlando is ready after every major storm to help local homeowners repair and restore their properties to a livable state once more. Call us 24/7 at (407) 985-3200 to find out how we can help. 

Stopping and Preventing Flood Damage in South Orlando

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If you suspect water damage in your Orlando property, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando today. If you suspect water damage in your Orlando property, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando today.

Surrounding South Orlando residents can suffer through flooding even when a recent storm might not be as powerful as several from last year. Such a large body of water can cause problems that homeowners in other parts of the state do not deal with regularly.

In this situation, flood damage to South Orlando homes can include water intrusion through the foundation. SERVPRO Restoration understands that even a small crack or seep can lead to significant damage if not repaired quickly. If the homeowner suspects a problem or finds a crack in the outside foundation wall, one of our inspectors performs a complete check. That may include digging down around the foundation until an exterior crack is exposed and examining where it meets the concrete pad. Under extreme water penetrations or structural damage, a general contractor should be called in for fortification as required. We can then carry on with water removal and water damage mitigation. Hydraulic concrete can be applied to the fissures in an attempt to inhibit water penetration. Next, SERVPRO technicians seal the foundation walls with a liquid rubber compound. If applied correctly, this compound prevents water from entering the foundation. The seal remains intact unless something happens to shift the home off the foundation.

As team members complete the liquid rubber application, others enter the crawlspace under the home to look for puddles or other signs of water intrusion. The stormwater must be removed, and dehumidification methods employed to remove excess moisture. We suggest encapsulation of the crawlspace area for future mitigation of storm damage. If they find any cracks or seeps, they use the same hydraulic and masonry cement to seal and protect the interior walls. Applying the liquid rubber is not necessary for the crawlspace.

Our specialists still use preventive actions to protect the home if our inspector found no cracks or seeps on the exterior walls. They examine the gutters and drains to ensure rainwater runs away from home, not down along the foundation. Repair length varies from a few hours to much longer, depending on the damage and restoration needed. This may involve securing the drains or gutters to the walls and eaves.

Protecting your home from floods and storms is our goal at SERVPRO of South Orlando. If you have a flooding issue or want to prepare your home for the next storm, call us at (407) 985-3200 today. We are here for you.

Different Types of Humidity Explained by Water Damage Experts

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Whenever excessive moisture gets inside a building, the problems it causes are broken down into two categories. When water leaks from a pipe or an appliance, it can contact contents and building materials. Anything that happens due to direct contact with liquid water, such as the carpet's delamination, is considered primary damage. Once water gets inside a structure, it naturally raises humidity levels indoors when moisture from wet materials evaporates into the air. Elevated humidity levels can also cause building materials issues as water transfers from the air to not wet materials to reach equilibrium. When water vapor is the primary cause of the structural problems, they get classified as secondary damage.

Extraction procedures help reduce primary issues, and structural drying helps mitigate both types of problems. When our SERVPRO technicians deal with any water damage situation near South Orlando, we monitor relative and specific humidity. Controlling humidity levels in a structure help speed up structural drying times. Wet materials dry out faster if the humidity inside a building is kept as low as possible using air movers and dehumidifiers. Monitoring and strategic placement of these devices optimize drying times. When we keep humidity levels low, we also reduce water vapor in the air, causing fewer secondary issues.

Relative Humidity (RH) is a measure of how much water is in the air at any given temperature. RH is expressed as a percentage, so if the relative humidity is 100%, then the air is holding as much moisture as it can at that temperature. At this point, if not sooner, condensation can occur inside the building. "Raining" inside your home can only exacerbate the already water damaging effects. Air can hold more water at higher temperatures, so increasing the house's temperature will lower the relative humidity.

The temperature has such a significant effect on relative humidity; it's not always a good gauge of how much water exists in the air. Specific humidity is the actual amount of moisture in the air. When our SERVPRO technicians measure specific humidity, they count the actual grains of moisture in each pound of air. To find specific humidity, we measure relative humidity levels and the room's temperature. We then put these numbers in a psychrometric chart that gives us the grains per pound number.

Using a psychrometric chart can come in handy when rapidly drying structural components. If you ever need help with issues related to water or humidity, call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200 24 hours a day.

Reacting Quickly to Flooding in Your South Orlando Home

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of South Orlando if you experience flood damage. Call SERVPRO of South Orlando if you experience flood damage.

SERVPRO Answers Your Calls Fast When it Comes to Drying Out Your Property After Flooding

Widespread natural disasters are not new developments to those with houses in South Orlando. Severe weather allows for flooding and various degrees of exterior damage to a home. This is familiar to homeowners here. However, many fail to prepare for it. Being ready for a situation like this can get your home restored quickly and save you money.

With high powered winds and torrential rainfall, even the best-constructed homes become susceptible to flood damages in South Orlando. What you do in this situation determines the extent of the damage you ultimately experience. This often goes well beyond the situation, which allowed the floodwater to enter your home in the first place.

Calling SERVPRO, even amid the flooding disaster, is a wise decision to make. Our mitigation team can quickly help you limit the damages of your home experiences. We provide board-up or tarping over entry points for the floodwater to get inside. This process stops the flow in, and we can remove the at-risk contents of your home as part of our pack-out procedure.

When flooding throughout the neighborhood occurs, restoration companies are spread thin, helping multiple houses overcome the damages they have sustained and bringing them back to preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO technicians have multiple jobs running simultaneously. So calling our team right away when disaster strikes can help you be among the first houses that get this restoration work completed. Ultimately, this allows for fewer damages overall in your home and enables you to move on from the disaster much more quickly.

There're countless scenarios. If flooding occurs, finding the right team to help you clean up the mess and get back to the way things used to don't have to be complicated. You can always count on the prompt service of our experienced SERVPRO of South Orlando restoration technicians. Call us 24/7 by calling (407) 985-3200.

Professional Mold Remediation in South Orlando Movie Theater

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Quickly Investigates and Remediates a Business Mold Infestation

Movie theaters are a common sight to see throughout the South Orlando area. An iconic date night activity available to people of all ages. Day after day, you might see people come in and out of business looking for entertainment. The last thing that a business owner needs is mold to shut the doors for an extended period while figuring out how to handle the situation.

Many business owners don't understand commercial mold damages they find in their South Orlando properties is that the creation of these colonies is relatively simple. All that omnipresent spores in the environment need to grow and thrive are moisture, warmer temperatures, and various organic material to seat the organism. Once these conditions are met, the business is continually at risk for developing mold and fungal growths.

Often finding the moisture source in the affected areas is sufficient for preventing the present risk, but the damage could have already occurred. The best way to identify the progression of mold in your business, whether there're clear signs of colonies or not, is to allow SERVPRO to conduct an inspection of the property to look for signs of fungal growth and to assess your risks of forming colonies.

Our experienced mold remediation specialists have several unique approaches to restoring the damage that mold can do to your business, and ones that do not have to keep your doors closed a moment longer than needed. The faster our SERVPRO technicians can get the problem under control in your movie theater, the sooner that your regular customers can get allowed back in for their silver screen fixations.

While it might not seem like mold growth is that pressing an issue from a business standpoint, mold may cause health effects for those exposed. This puts your staff in line for these potential effects and every person who comes to the theater. Trust our experienced remediation specialists at SERVPRO of South Orlando can help businesses in the area. Call today at (407) 985-3200.

Overloading an Outlet Can Cause Fire Damage to Your Home

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has What it Takes to Restore your South Orlando Home From Fire Damage

People in South Orlando increasingly find themselves with not enough outlets in their homes for usage. Either as a primary power source or to charge the battery, the number of available outlets in older homes rarely suffices. When too few outlets exist, extension cords, extra outlets, and plug adaptors become used more frequently in a home, fire damage often happens due to overloading electrical systems. Although this may seem unlikely to younger family members, the dangers posed in plugging too many devices at one time become a reality for many homeowners nationwide.

When SERVPRO technicians encounter this type of fire damage, we ensure that electricity no longer runs to the area. Water from firefighters can also damage electronics devices and make them dangerous to power on, so please never hit their power button to see if a device still works. We must unplug all devices still connected to power sources, package them to store undamaged ones safely, and prepare damaged ones for possible repair.

Your home's interior can also suffer severe fire and smoke damage. Our technicians can readily handle all stages and levels of severity. Fires can happen at any time, including during the night when devices charge for the next day's use. When your home is unoccupied, fires can slowly spread before a neighbor notices smoke seeping through closed windows. Fires from overloaded outlets are not always caught early.

Our technicians can help you and your family by mitigating the effects of fire and making your home safe again. Fire effects might not be easily seen but still exist, posing hidden danger spots in your once-safe home. Restoration and mitigation of fire-damaged residences include:

  1. Removal of destroyed materials and belongings (which we discuss with you in detail);
  2. Repair of materials only slightly damaged or covered in soot and grime;
  3. Airing out your home as part of the desiccant process;
  4. Lastly, odor control techniques that make your home's interior safe for structural restoration work to begin.

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The technicians and specialists at SERVPRO of South Orlando can help minimize the amount of time your family deals with fire damage. We can restore its safety and help make it "Like it never even happened." Here for you, when accidents happen, call our 24-hour service line at (407) 985-3200 so we can get started working for you.

Your Pine Castle Venue Requires Rapid Water Damage Cleanup

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Cleanup

Your South Orlando event venue is likely reaching the time of the year where it gets a steady booking schedule. Parties are coming in and out of the facility every day, leaving minimal time for the staff to clean the place and assess any potential problems. With such a wide variety of patrons and events, you never know what damage a group of people could cause unknowingly. For example, leaving faucets on in the facility bathrooms with the stoppers could lead water throughout the neighboring areas to this room.

With a packed schedule and people counting on your South Orlando venue, the last thing you need to contend with is water damage. Fortunately, you have professional restoration services that can respond quickly and get things back to how they should be as promptly as possible.

Our SERVPRO professionals can quickly assess the full scope of the damage and determine the tools and equipment necessary to restore it. In situations like this, clean up often involves the essential elements of wet-vacs with extraction wants, mops, and air movers to help dry out the floors. Unless this damage has been sitting there for several days, the bulk of the damage itself is just in the floors' widespread water.

Of course, our SERVPRO team implements equipment like infrared thermal imagery to identify moisture inside spaces that cannot get easily seen. This process allows us to see inside the wall cavities, below flooring, and above the ceiling, identifying threats out the line of sight. If found, various equipment gets used to ensure the area is thoroughly dry.

While your business lives by a strict schedule, you can rarely account for the inevitability of something going wrong. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of South Orlando professionals responds quickly to help clean up the mess and limit the time you are without your facility. Call 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.

Is Water Damage Being Stored in Your Orlando Crawlspace?

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

If you have water in your crawlspace, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando. If you have water in your crawlspace, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando.

After long periods of heavy rainfall, you may discover excess water in the crawlspaces of your home. These areas can be challenging to restore by yourself for several reasons. Access points may be small, or the ground is dirt or mud resulting in grey or black water contamination issues. Also, ground settling may create uneven footings that could be dangerous and the presence of loose wiring and electrics. Using a professional to restore these areas ensures your safety and the long-term health of your property.


We have expert technicians available for the restoration of water damage in Orlando and the surrounding area. We also have a specific method for restoring crawlspaces that may have excess moisture resulting from slow leaks or heavy rainfall. The biggest challenge we face is finding a way to bring in specific equipment like dehumidifiers or extraction units. We may also need to temporarily remove insulation to gain proper access to the affected area.


Since crawlspaces are often narrow and enclosed, any water residing there's slow to evaporate naturally. SERVPRO can combat this by blocking off foundation vents and putting up drying tents to create a closed drying system. A closed drying system allows us to concentrate our efforts on a particular area of the crawlspace by establishing artificial airflow and dehumidification. We use a combination of rapid air-movers fitted with large flex hoses to evaporate moisture with desiccant dehumidifiers deployed to remove moisture from the air.


Throughout drying a crawlspace, SERVPRO monitors the relative humidity using thermal hygrometers and moisture content readings from insulation or structure. This measuring ensures that the restoration procedure is going as expected. It also provides the conditions inside your crawlspace do not promote mold growth, which can be exceptionally damaging throughout your home. We recommend homeowners install a vapor barrier after the restoration of a crawlspace, which can prevent plumbing rust as well as electrical shorts. As soon as you notice the presence of water in your crawlspace, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200.

The Nature of Smoke and Soot Dictate Clean Up Practices After Fire Damage Fire Damage

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

 SERVPRO of South Orlando can handle your fire damage needs. SERVPRO of South Orlando can handle your fire damage needs.

If you ever suffer from a structural blaze inside your Orlando home, it is always smart to contact a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO immediately. Our fire damage restoration crews know the best techniques to refinish and restore burnt and soiled items to prevent replacement. When dealing with burnt materials, smoke, which consists of partially combusted particles, can add to the extent of your problems.

When mitigating any fire damage in Orlando, our SERVPRO technicians know to use different chemicals and techniques when removing residues left behind by various smoke types. There're four categories of classification of smoke and smoke residue. Knowing the smoke class present will determine the best method to remove soot residues from your building's materials and contents.

1. Dry Smoke


Most fires go through stages of creating both wet and dry smoke. Usually, fires will have more of one type than the other. Dry smoke gets created by fast-burning, oxygen-rich burns. Also, it's made when organic materials like wood, paper, or natural fabrics burn.

2. Wet Smoke


Whether a fire produces wet or, dry smoke depends on the amount of oxygen present, combustion rate, and substance burning type. When the fire lacks oxygen and burns at a lower temperature, it produces wet smoke. Also, wet smoke is created when synthetic materials such as rubber or plastic burns. Wet smoke usually adheres stronger to most surfaces and is difficult to remove and clean.

3. Protein Residues


Protein residues can be found when products such as meat, poultry, or fish burn. When a fire starts inside your kitchen, there's a good chance that protein residues can exist. These residues leave behind a yellow or amber discoloration, but it can sometimes be clear and hard to see on a surface. Protein residues leave behind strong odors making deodorization the most prominent issue when dealing with them.

4. Fuel Oil Soots


Furnace puff-backs can create fuel oil residues that consist of dust particles from the ventilation system and fuel oils that did not burn all the way. This type of soot usually has a gray or black color and can consist of large or small particles. Often, the electrically charged ions form spiderweb-like formations in corners that can smear readily if not vacuumed and sponged off correctly.

If a fire ever ignites inside your Pine Castle, Belle Isle, or Barber Park house, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200.

When and Where Do Hurricanes Likely Occur?

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1st to November 30th. However, storms outside of these dates are not unheard of. Activity ramps up in August and peaks in early September, then again in October.


Hurricanes form this season because of two factors: warm ocean waters (80 degrees or higher) and weak vertical winds (little change in wind direction and/or speed with height) are most common. This is also the season with the highest frequency of west-moving weather disturbances in the tropics that eventually develop into hurricanes.


The only difference between a hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon in your location. People in our area refer to violent thunderstorms as hurricanes, while people near the equator, Africa and Australia, refer to them as cyclones.

If your property experiences damages from a hurricane, SERVPRO of South Orlando is Here to Help. Call today at (407) 985-3200.

When a Disaster Strikes in Your Orlando Home, Call SERVPRO

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With decades of experience across the restoration services that we offer the Orlando area, we know how to help when every minute counts. We have ready trailers and service vehicles prepared to roll out from our SERVPRO facility 24/7 to address the harsh effects of water, fire, storm, and mold losses. We also have trained professionals to handle more specific recovery niches like air duct cleaning, biohazard cleaning, abatement, and reconstruction efforts. These talents, aiding in every facet of our customers' work, improve our efficiency and effectiveness in your home or business.

Storm

Storm damage in Orlando homes is a common situation that our SERVPRO professionals must address. Central Florida is susceptible to storms from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Properties in this midsection must remain prepared for inevitable run-ins with hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, damaging winds, other harmful conditions. Our ability to handle these situations is partly due to our commitment to training and our restoration specialists' growth. Ensuring that each loss incident gets technicians that can:

• Extract and dry up floodwater (WRT – Water Restoration Technician)

• Clean contaminated areas where they exist (Biohazard Cleaning)

• Deploy air movers and dehumidifiers for effective drying solutions (ASD – Applied Structural Drying)

• Clean Carpets and other flooring types (CCT – Carpet Cleaning Technician)

• Prevent microbial growth or address present colonization (AMRT – Applied Microbial Remediation Technician)

The other aspect that has allowed our disaster relief team to become so successful in the Greater Orlando area is our commitment to having the top-tier equipment that gets the job done quickly and correctly. We keep storm trucks stocked with a deep inventory of recovery and mitigation tools, including submersible pumps, engine-driven trash pumps, power washers, air movers, and dehumidifiers.

We can offer a full-service approach amid a crisis so that our customers do not have to waste time finding secondary contractors to handle other aspects of their recovery. We have the skilled professionals to perform board-up and tarping services for your residence amid flood penetration. We can also oversee full-scale reconstruction once mitigation completes in your Orlando property.

Water

We know how easily water loss incidents can develop, and that's why training our restoration technicians in this niche is a constant and continual process. The science of restoring water damage in Orlando homes is evolving and consistently changing. So our professionals have to move along with it – putting these new practices and equipment into use to help our customers with the most efficient and practical approach. This commitment to customer satisfaction and a positive outcome in loss incidents goes far beyond our training.

Our restoration team has access to equipment and machines that far exceed the limitations of conventional recovery tools. The truck-mounted water extractors that our SERVPRO team uses, for example, can handle the removal of thousands of gallons of water every day. This vehicle, combined with multiple other impressive pieces of equipment, sets our professionals apart in water damage restoration for the Orlando area.

We also have the capability of addressing large loss water damage in Orlando properties. 33 years of industry experience and a roster that features Commercial Drying Specialists (CDS) and those with WRT and ASD endorsements, no job is too big or too complicated for our field technicians with the right approach, equipment, and attitude.

Fire

Our team is responsible for thousands of structures in the Orlando area alone. The possibility of fire damage is a persistent threat. Knowing the best approach to handle each of these conditions hinges on the severity of the situation and what materials, surfaces, and contents have become affected. Our IICRC-Certified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and those with additional training in areas like odor control and upholstery/carpet cleaning have access to the leading inventory of recovery tools and products. They can quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Much of our efficiency in fire recovery stems from these advanced and cutting-edge machines. Soot removal and cleaning, for example, often fall to a combination of specially-formulated cleaning agents and products with automated surface scrubbers that can eliminate residues on surfaces. We can also reduce or eliminate the damage to other fire and mold damaged surfaces in an Orlando house with dry ice blasting and soda blasting machines.

Every minute counts during fire recovery, so our technicians obtain IICRC certifications, understand how fire damage in Orlando properties spreads, and the best approaches to overcome these effects.

Mold

Before our certified AMRTs can set up containment barriers and begin the often-intricate process of mold remediation in your Orlando home or business – our professionals must locate the source of the moisture and dampness. These conditions are likely to happen again without adequately identifying how the water damage facilitated mold growth.

Sometimes the humid conditions are enough to generate these hazardous circumstances, as interior humidity above 60% can mold growth on ceilings and other organic materials. The initial approach is to establish isolation zones using our powerful negative air machines in conjunction with physical plastic sheeting. Mold damage in Orlando homes can spread quickly and harmfully without these containment barriers.

Suppose our technicians reach the situation in your Orlando residence fast enough. In that case, many of the hosting materials can get repaired using sophisticated equipment like dry ice blasting machines and soda-blasting equipment. These approaches can remove mold debris without harming the surface and substrate.

Orlando is a highly active area of the country, and as such, the threats of emergencies and disasters never cease. You can count on SERVPRO of South Orlando team in a crisis. Give our professionals a call at (407) 985-3200.

South Orlando Fabrication Plants Calls SERVPRO to Extract Water

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

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Restoring a Factory with Commercial Water Removal Services in South Orlando

Once a factory or other assembly plant in South Orlando sustains an incident involving a water loss, getting things dry again to protect employee health and safety, machinery, and productivity should begin immediately. Relying on drains to take care of the problem can only do so much. Overhead water sources can ruin delicate machines, form pools of water in depressions in pieces of equipment, and supplies, and materials. 

At SERVPRO, we are proud to help other businesses around South Orlando with commercial water removal methods so they can continue serving the public. We want our economy to stay strong, and this is how we can do our part. Removing the water from where it might otherwise remain trapped, slowly evaporating into the air, helps your factory's indoor air quality remain wholesome. It also prevents corrosion of metal and keeps microbial infestations from developing as readily as possible when excess moisture permits them to grow.  

When your equipment retains water, we can suction the water out of these machines and then wipe them down. We arrive with the tools needed, including ladders and buckets, helping ensure that your employees can continue their jobs with little or no interruption from us. Extracting the water and then wiping the machine down with oil when called for by the machinery's maintenance instructions protects your equipment from possible problems.  

Floors and other areas that your employees occupy may also need extraction work performed. Break rooms can become damp and musty when water saturates such areas, ruining food preparation equipment. Your employees need to eat during their breaks to stay energetic. 

We also want to keep your workers safe while in your plant. With water removal, we work to keep corrosion control and eliminate the possibility wherever we can. Air movers help us keep moisture from condensing on surfaces and also directs water vapor toward desiccation machines. These withdraw moisture from the air and release dry air back into the area we are treating. 

Using our various machines and tools, we protect your equipment and building from harm. SERVPRO of South Orlando water removal and extraction specialists can make things safe again so your employees can remain productive. Call (407) 985-3200 for 24-hour service.

Why Choose Professional Mold Damage Remediation in South Orlando

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

A Belle Isle homeowner's crawlspace that has mold spores. A Belle Isle homeowner's crawlspace that has mold spores.

South Orlando Homeowners Realize that SERVPRO Provides the Solutions for Mold Cleanup and Removal

It can be a badge of honor for some Belle Isle homeowners to try to manage as many home improvement and maintenance projects as possible on their own. Although many tasks complete successfully with some research and a little elbow grease, remediating mold damage is a job best left to experts. Our technicians have the knowledge, products, and equipment necessary for proper mold abatement. 

A thorough understanding of the life cycle of fungi and household mold damage characteristics requires hands-on training few South Orlando homeowners possess. It can be tempting to believe a cursory treatment with a diluted bleach solution, and a cover-up with some mildew-resistant paint resolves the problem. We make sure our crew members master advanced classes in mold remediation and thoroughly consider all aspects of potential mold resurgence if the moisture that fuels microbial growth is not addressed. 

The success of SERVPRO’s professional mold remediation relies upon information learned in Applied Microbial Remediation Technician training from the IICRC and protocols developed by the EPA. Mold can never be eliminated, and any company that promises such a result is not being transparent with clients. Mold spores are found everywhere, including indoor and outdoor settings, impractical to eradicate in a household. Without a regular source of moisture, however, mold spores cause little to no damage. Consequently, finding and recommending a permanent fix to water incursion must be part of any remediation. 

Once the spores absorb water, including scenarios where indoor humidity exceeds 60 percent, the fungi reproduce and multiply into colonies. Only oxygen and moisture are needed, meaning mold growth can remain hidden to the eye, easily spreading between walls and under eaves and flooring. A musty smell can be the only sign and the edge of a colony seen in a damp corner of an attic or under a sink, maybe just a small sample of a much more massive unseen infestation. SERVPRO employees holding the Applied Microbial Remediation Technician certification realize the futility of treating just the apparent mold damage. We investigate the situation fully, discovering the extent of the mold damage, and devising a plan to contain and remove it. 

When we take on your mold remediation challenge, we make sure you and your family remain protected during the removal of colonies through effective containment strategies. Physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbers keep mold debris away from unaffected spaces as we work. HEPA filters remove spores and mold fragments from your indoor air, and EPA registered antimicrobials to inhibit the recurrence of mold growth.  

SERVPRO of South Orlando encourages you to reach out to us for high-quality mold remediation services. Call us at (407) 985-3200 to set up a mold damage evaluation and abatement plan.

Is There a Good Mold That Can Grow in Your South Orlando Home?

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Mold damage in your home should be taken seriously! Mold damage in your home should be taken seriously!

Team SERVPRO Understands Both How to Find Mold and How to Help Prevent a Recurring Mold Infestation

There is much misinformation out there about mold and fungal growth. This confusion primarily stems from what is considered “good mold” and what can potentially cause health effects for you and other occupants of your South Orlando home. While mold has allowed for one of the most substantial breakthroughs in medical treatment (Penicillin) dating back to its discovery in a petri dish in 1928, there is no variety of mold growing in your home that can have a positive effect. 

This fact makes it all the more vital that you take mold damages in your South Orlando residence very seriously. As mentioned above, exposure to mold growth can cause health effects. Not only this, but thriving mold colonies can degrade organic materials like the framework acting as the primary supports and load-bearing fixtures of your house. 

Our SERVPRO professionals ensure that each of our qualified applied microbial remediation technicians gets fitted with the best protective equipment before entering a home with thriving mold colonies. This approach is to prevent the spread of this colony elsewhere and ensure the safety of our technicians throughout the remediation process. 

Often homeowners are not aware of just how widespread mold colonies can become if they do not get handled as quickly as possible. These active spores continue to sit and thrive in moist, warm environments. Soon the spread of these colonies is challenging even for professional remediation technicians like our SERVPRO team. 

Taking care of the mold in your home is as much about mitigation as it is about remediation or restoration. The sooner you can react to the discovery of mold damages in your home, the faster our technicians can get to work on removing these colonies and restoring the damage they have caused.  

Finding mold growing in your home is nothing that any homeowner wants to see, but it is an unfortunate reality for many in the area on account of the heat and humidity. If you find or believe you might have a colony growing in your home, do not hesitate to call our SERVPRO of South Orlando remediation technicians. You can reach us 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.

Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Orlando Business

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Don't let your business be taken over by water damage. Contact SERVPRO of South Orlando today. Don't let your business be taken over by water damage. Contact SERVPRO of South Orlando today.

Some of the Regular Water Damages SERVPRO Sees in Orlando Hotels


Water damage can happen anywhere in a hotel, but some areas and types of damage happen far more often than others. When problems go beyond simple cleanup and sanitation matters, your cleaning personnel or company may be ill-equipped to handle the consequences of significant water damage. SERVPRO of South Orlando specializes in fast and complete hotel services, ensuring rooms stay clean, undamaged, and pleasant-smelling after the incident. If these common problems happen in your building, call us or use our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) system to get a crew of technicians to your location.


Overflowing Sinks and Bathtubs

One of the reasons SERVPRO is called into hotels when a guest causes a sink or bathtub to overflow. Determining when and why these problems happen can be difficult. At the same time, guests remain in their rooms, so it may not be uncommon to only find out about the matter days later or when water starts to leak elsewhere and cause further damages. SERVPRO inspectors create a detailed assessment of the situation to understand what specific problems might come from these scenarios and estimate our work times and costs.


Water Line Leaks and Breaks

With so many water lines running throughout the building, it may not be uncommon for them to leak or burst, especially when they are ancient. Be sure to call us as soon as you suspect that a water line may have been ruptured, as the speed of our response may be critical to prevent as much damage as possible. To avoid most water line problems in your hotel, make sure that pipes receive semi-regular maintenance and checkups.


Left-Open Windows

If guests can open windows in your hotel rooms, they may sometimes forget to close them before a storm rolls through the area. Rain pouring through an open window can cause significant damage to the carpet and upholstery; however, the worst effects are preventable by calling SERVPRO.


SERVPRO of South Orlando can handle both small, isolated incidents and large-scale disasters throughout an entire building. For the best outcomes, call quickly after an incident at (407) 985-3200.

How to Dry Water Damaged Flooring in Orlando

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Orlando has experts in water damage repair. Restore your hardwood floors! SERVPRO of South Orlando has experts in water damage repair. Restore your hardwood floors!

A gleaming hardwood floor or expanse of beautifully soft carpeting is the first impression family and guests have when walking into your Orlando home. If a water loss spreads across the oak, cherry, or exotic wood or saturates the carpet and padding, a bucket and mop or household fan are inadequate to resolve the problem. Engaging a reliable full-service remediation company to help with recovery is the approach that delivers the most successful results.

Water damage in Orlando stems from many causes. Plumbing leaks and appliance breakdowns are by far the most common. Fortunately, supply line breaches are usually a Category 1 water emergency, meaning that fast action can save structural components and fixtures like carpets in many cases. The water is relatively free of contaminants, and if removed within 24 to 48 hours, mold growth potential minimizes. After your call, the SERVPRO team arrives as soon as possible, and an assessment and project planning complete quickly. Using equipment stocked on our service vehicles, our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC) trained technicians to implement the plan immediately.

When hardwood floors receive water damage, we use pumps and extractors to remove visible water. Then we set up negative air pressure systems by sealing mats to the floor and hoses connected to powerful extraction machinery to suction water from between the planks and subfloor. Our technicians use state-of-the-art moisture metering and thermal imaging equipment, ensuring no water lie trapped beneath as we work across the surface of the floor. Hardwood floors can appear dry yet wick up moisture from saturated substrate. Development of cupping or crowning if moisture persists the surface's smoothness and signals continuing water deterioration.

Carpeting needs special attention. SERVPRO experts inspect the extent of the water damage and use wanded extractors to mitigate or limit moisture migration to unaffected areas of the floor covering. Once we contain the spreading moisture, weighted wands allow us to dry many carpets in place. Removal of the padding might be recommended as it's inexpensive to replace yet holds large water quantities. Our technicians use great care when extracting the water, avoiding stretching the carpet's fabric, causing delamination, which's the separation of the carpet from its backing. Multiple passes ensure we remove all water eventually. Thorough removal makes the final drying phase with heated air movers and dehumidifiers less time and energy-consuming, and more effective.

SERVPRO of South Orlando invests in the training and the equipment needed to return your water-damaged floors and carpet to "Like it never even happened." One call, day or night, sets the remediation process in motion. Call (407) 985-3200.

When Foul Odors Plague Your Orlando Residence You Need To Call Our Crew!

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of South Orlando water restoration specialists can work quickly to make flood effects gone Our SERVPRO of South Orlando water restoration specialists can work quickly to make flood effects “Like it never even happened.”

Removing Flood Odors From Your Orlando Residence

While many homeowners tend to think of the structural and immediate effects of a flood incident in their Orlando property, many other damaging symptoms can prove challenging to live with or endure. Resolving even these secondary effects can become simple with the appropriate choice in restoration specialists. Our team has the experience and advanced equipment to address primary and secondary effects after a flood damages your home to get things back to normal as promptly as possible. 

Odors can often be flood damage effects that get overlooked in Orlando homes because they are not as pressing or immediately damaging as standing water, oversaturation, or the facilitation of mold and fungal growth. With natural disasters with rising water levels from creeks, streams, and bodies of water around your home, the threat for contaminated water is high, which can allow for significant damages on its own, including a lingering foul odor that must get addressed. 

Our SERVPRO team has strong cleaning agents that are environmentally friendly. By cleaning nearby surfaces and structural elements, we can protect your property areas that were not directly affected and damaged by the floodwater. Contamination is a significant threat when black water exists, and exposed surfaces can absorb bacteria, dirt, and other harmful particulates. The existence of these threats can be the source for foul odors that persist even after extraction and drying have taken place. 

The professionals that head out to your flood-damaged address arrive with many tools to address lingering harsh odors on the property, including our hydroxyl generators, which can both clean out potentially harmful particulates and debris in the air, including mold spores along with addressing the foul odors. Our SERVPRO professionals can also use direct machines like our thermal and UV fogging units that can directly impact the presence of strong odor molecules. 

We have many tools and machines that can help address the many effects of flooding in area homes. Our SERVPRO of South Orlando water restoration specialists can work quickly to make flood effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call whenever disaster strikes at (407) 985-3200.

SERVPRO Secures and Restores Orlando Residents' Contents After a Flooding while Mitigating the Structural Damage

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Orlando Map Storm or flooding problems in Orlando? SERVPRO covers the map for cleanup and restoration services.

Pack-Out Possibilities When Flood Damage Strikes in Orlando

The chaos and stress of post-storm flooding in your Orlando home can paralyze you. With water and debris everywhere in your home, and quite possibly severe damage to your roof, windows, doors, and siding, you need fast, reliable help. Our team of disaster remediation experts has proven strategies to help you and your family through this difficult time. 

We often recommend a pack-out after flood damage to your Orlando home. Furnishings, household goods, documents, and personal possessions can be moved to a dry and safe space on your property or transported to our production facility. Removing the items permits our crews to move throughout flooded areas in your home unimpeded, extracting water, doing demolition if and where needed, and drying out the structure faster without the need to work around contents.

SERVPRO uses a detailed and secure Content Claims Inventory System (CCIS) to document and track the items we move out. Lists, digital pictures, and barcoding ensure we have a complete record of the articles. We collaborate with your insurance company to make sure the efforts we make to clean, dry, and restore the pack-out inventory are covered to the extent of your contract. It is typically less expensive to restore items than to discard and replace them. We help you save time, money, and memories.

Our production facility technicians are skilled in innovative techniques such as freeze-drying for document and picture restoration. Floodwaters can be contaminated, so we work to ensure the packed-out items receive effective disinfectant treatment. SERVPRO provides temperature and humidity-controlled smaller chambers to dry out furnishings and electronics. Be advised that modern electronics often need precise cleaning from specialty companies. We have piston-driven Esporta washing equipment to clean soft items and immersion tubs and ultrasonic equipment to loosen flood debris soiling from blinds and intricately detailed decor and other items.

Meanwhile, SERVPRO crews at your house secure the exterior damage with boards and tarp, moving on to extracting, containing, and disposing of the floodwaters according to local regulations. We can spray and treat soiled areas with EPA-registered disinfectants before using commercial-quality air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to ready your home for the return of the packed-out items. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of South Orlando awaits your call at (407) 985-3200. Contact us to evaluate your flood damage and rapid remediation of your home and a professional pack-out of floodwater-damaged items.

Smoke Residue Can Accumulate after Fire Damage to Your Edgewood Home

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke residue in Edgewood, Florida If you have smoke residue on your Florida property, call SERVPRO of South Orlando.

Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Fire Damage Restoration

An incidence of fire damage can cost you a ton of money and time to restore. The ability to restore depends on the extent of damage caused by the flames and the smoke and soot residue. Smoke and soot particles are one of the most significant contributors when it comes to fire damage to your Edgewood home. Not all fires produce identical residue, and the time and effort required to clean these different residue types determine the success of the restoration process. IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians use their extensive knowledge about different types of residue during the restoration process. While some residues have a minor impact, some others can cause more profound damage.

Dry and Wet Residue

Frequently encountered residue after a fire incident includes wet and dry residues. All fires produce both these residues, but their relative proportion can vary greatly. For instance, a rapid burning fire that has an abundant supply of oxygen usually produces dry residues. On the other hand, if the fire was slow-burning with less than optimal oxygen supply, the wet residue is formed mostly.

Another thing affecting residue generated is material burning. While natural materials such as wood and cotton result in drier smoke residue, synthetic materials such as rubber and plastic produce wetter smoke. As it turns out, drier residues are easier to clean compared to wetter residues. SERVPRO technicians can use less harsh techniques such as cleaning with a sponge to clean the damage due to drier smoke, but wet residues often require more intense cleaning processes.

Protein Residue

Protein residue is quite common if a fire breaks out in the kitchen. The burning of meat, poultry, or fish usually generates this type of residue. It's pale yellow and can stain surfaces quite easily. It's also accompanied by the characteristic odor that can linger on for a long time. Odor removal cannot occur without a thorough cleaning process followed by an efficient deodorization. Protein residue can be quite challenging to stop, and the restoration process may require additional time.

Call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our restoration experts.

SERVPRO of South Orlando are Cleaning Experts

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program - Image of technicians in PPE cleaning SERVPRO of South Orlando has the means to help your commercial property.

SERVPRO of South Orlando is Here to Help

During unprecedented times caused by the global pandemic, our customers remind our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services. We adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set forth protocols, SERVPRO of South Orlando is prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs daily.

The CDC encourages cleaning high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC's guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Specialized Products

The CDC recommends the usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there's currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we follow all CDC and local authorities' guidelines.

Do you need proactive cleaning of your commercial property? Call SERVPRO of South Orlando today at 407-985-3200.

Crawlspace Mold? Call SERVPRO for Remediation!

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Crawlspace mold is not an issue for SERVPRO of South Orlando! Crawlspace mold is not an issue for SERVPRO of South Orlando!

Restoring Mold Damage in South Orlando Using Professional Procedures

Mold damage is likely to develop in the crawl space when the area becomes wet. When we perform an inspection in a crawl space, we check whether water is leaking in the area and fix the problem when possible. High humidity is another concern in such areas, so we have to identify the causes of high water vapor and address them. It is pointless to disinfect the molds in your Orlando home without addressing its primary cause.  

If your South Orlando home's crawl space has grading and drainage issues, mold damage will likely develop when the water collects under the house. Our SERVPRO technicians can decide to use sump pumps to extract the water. If moisture is evaporating into the crawl space from the surrounding walls and the ground, isolation may be necessary. We achieve that by using a space liner to enclose the whole area. This encapsulation acts as a vapor barrier and works very well when paired with a permanent dehumidifier in the crawl space. 

Differences in temperature between the surrounding areas and the crawl space allow the water vapor to condense. When correcting such issues, our SERVPRO technicians may recommend the installation of a dehumidifier. The device assists in monitoring and controlling the humidity in the area to discourage conditions favoring mold growth. 

Our SERVPRO technicians can pull out all the infested insulation and dispose of it. Since it is possible to restore fiberglass insulation, we carefully inspect the paper on the insulation to confirm it does not have fungal growth signs. It's possible to remove surface mold from below supports joists and beams and other hard surfaces through scraping. Though it is possible to remove surface mold from porous items such as drywall as long as the fungi have not penetrated too deeply with anchoring hyphae, we may have to discard such things once infested. Additionally, we can exterminate the spores by dispensing antimicrobial products into surfaces using thermal foggers. 

SERVPRO of South Orlando uses industry-proven techniques to protect your property from further damage after facing any size disaster. You can access our 24-hour emergency services at any time of the day by calling (407) 985-3200.

The Importance of Smoke Detectors

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Make sure your smoke detectors have batteries to ensure safety in your home. Make sure your smoke detectors have batteries to ensure safety in your home.

We learned fire safety throughout elementary and middle school and what to do when you hear a smoke detector. However, have you forgotten to change out the batteries? Or maybe you turned off your smoke detector because everything you cook sets off the alarm?

Individuals should think twice before taking out the batteries. Why? According to The National Fire Protection Association, 3 out of 5 homes without a smoke alarm experience deaths. Let smoke detectors help your family!

So, be sure to check your smoke detectors once a year, replace the batteries, and make sure each smoke detector is working in your home – they save lives, after all! For additional fire safety tips, visit The National Fire Protection Association.

If you experience fire damage in your property, call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (727) 341-1001!

Signs of Mold

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growth inside Orlando home. Mold growth inside Orlando home.

n as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety.

Make sure you stay out of affected areas and turn off the HVAC system and fans. Then contact SERVPRO of South Orlando for mold remediation services.

Remember, significant mold growth can occur in as little as 48-72 hours. You might notice a strong, musty odor; this may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting; mold isn’t always visible, but the odor can help identify it. Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.

If you suspect mold growth in your home or business, give SERVPRO of South Orlando a call at (407) 895-3200.

Locating a Shower or Bathtub Leak

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

Showerhead with a leak in South Orlando If you suspect a water leak in your Orlando property, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando.

Though some water leaks throughout your Orlando home can be easy to spot, there're a vast amount of others that require more than a casual glance. A shower or bathtub leak, for example, can fall into the latter category because there's a variety of places for leaks to emerge from in these areas. If you need help identifying a water leak in your shower, SERVPRO of South Orlando can help! Read how to locate one without much hassle effectively. Once identifying the source, contact a trained water restoration team to clear of any water damage, as well.

Check the Common Sources First

Before tearing into the tile work or uprooting your tub, it pays to investigate the more apparent areas first. After a shower, inspect familiar sources such as the:

  • Showerhead face;
  • The O-ring between the showerhead and arm,
  • Faucet handles and the areas surrounding them, or
  • The caulking at the base or surrounding of a shower/tub combination

Leak issues are generally noticeable in these spaces and are detectable by sight after running water through your shower.

Have a Professional Inspect Your Shower Pan, Whether New or Old

A shower pan leak is another usual spot for an issue, especially in tiled shower designs. These leaks can occur due to the pan being too old and faulty or being installed incorrectly. Therefore, it pays to have someone inspect this space as a potential cause for any shower or bathtub leak.

Determine the Severity of the Issue by Searching the Levels Below

There's no clearer indication of a bad water leak within your shower floor than through the ceiling or flooring directly below the shower itself. Look for signs of water damage or condensation on the ceiling beneath a second-story shower or throughout your crawl space below a first-floor shower.

When you're hoping to eliminate a shower or bathtub leak in your home, follow any efficient methods for a quick solo inspection before contacting a professional for further assistance.

Hurricanes: The Dangers of Flood Damage

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage after a hurricane in South Orlando Storm damage after a hurricane? Call SERVPRO of South Orlando today!

Florida homeowners are no stranger to hurricanes and damages they can do to the homes and communities. Some liken the water damage from a hurricane to that of a flood from a typical rainstorm, but the former is so much worse.

Flood damage in Orlando that's the result of a hurricane brings water and salt from the ocean. Brackish water is more hazardous during and after a storm. It also has the potential to wreak havoc on your home's structure and your possessions. Here's a look at why hurricane flood damage should be taken seriously and resolved as soon as possible.

When salt comes into contact with wire insulation, metals, concrete, zinc, and other materials commonly used in and around homes, it's quite corrosive. Also, saltwater conducts its charge that increases the likelihood of power outages and electrical shock.

If left to sit, a home damaged by saltwater after a hurricane will decompose more quickly than one affected by flood damage following a typical rainstorm. The foundation, walls, flooring, and even decorative stone and brick of your home will start to break down and be much more costly to repair the longer the problem persists.

Contacting experienced professionals, such as our team at SERVPRO of South Orlando, is key to protecting your home after a hurricane. Saltwater can't merely be pumped out of a house; it must first be washed away with fresh water before pumping begins. As time ticks away before repairs commence, your home is left vulnerable to water damage. Time is of the essence!

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of South Orlando is close by and ready to respond to your cleaning or restoration needs. We're a proud active member of the Orlando community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. Call today at (407) 985-3200.

Commercial Black Water: 3 Facts to Know

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial property in South Orlando If your commercial business experiences blackwater, call SERVPRO of South Orlando!

Your South Orlando commercial building can be affected by flooding from several sources. Water damage can include warped flooring and moldy drywall, but one immediate issue caused by flooding is the influx of contaminated water. If your business has recently been damaged by flooding, we can help you understand how this type of water can cause long-term damage and what you can do to mitigate it. 

1. It Can Contain Dangerous Chemicals 

Environmental experts often call contaminated water that stems from flooding Category 3 or "blackwater." This means the water did not come from a sterile source and may contain various hazardous components, including harsh sewer and lawn chemicals that entered the water during flooding. These chemicals can make the water dangerous to touch, so calling in flood damage and cleanup service is the safest way to remove it. 

2. It May Make You Sick 

Category 3 water damage can be dangerous in more than one way. For example, standing black water can grow microbes that may cause a variety of illnesses. Urine and feces may also be present, even if they're not immediately visible. It's wise to avoid this type of water entirely and wait for professional cleanup services to arrive. 

3. Acting Quickly Can Be Essential 

Because contaminated water can become more dangerous the longer it sits, it is good to call in a cleanup crew right away. This can be important even if you believe the worst of the damage has already been done. Having the water removed may reduce the chances of long-term issues with your building's affected floors and walls and prevent mold growth, which can be challenging to treat once it takes hold. 

Blackwater damage can harm your commercial building in several ways. However, when you know its dangers and how to combat them, you may be able to prevent the worst of the destruction.

If your commercial building has a water emergency, call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (470) 895-3200.

Fire Damage Cleanup in Orlando, Florida

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

charred homeowner items after a fire Call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200.

Fire Damage Cleanup Restored by Using Dry Cleaning Methods

Once something burns at your property in Orlando, you have a possibility of structural issues. Fire damage cleanup can come in a variety of forms. Heat can burn flammable materials inside a structure, forced with removal and replacement of your building materials and contents. Smoke coming from the blaze can also cause soils, soot residues, and intense aromas to exist.

Luckily, our experienced and trained SERVPRO team knows how to restore the various types of issues present. We know that mitigating fire damage cleanup in South Orlando can include a variety of replacing, restoring, and cleaning of your affected building materials and contents. Each fire burns in a different way, which can create a variety of types of smoke and soot residues. The various kinds of residues can adhere to each surface in your home differently.

During most restoration projects, our SERVPRO technicians utilize various methods to clean and remove all soot residues from your house. When working with hard surfaces, we can use water based-detergents and other wet cleaning methods. However, wet techniques could cause the soot to soak deeper into the material when cleaning porous surfaces, making it much more difficult to remove. Dry cleaning methods using agitation can prove useful when cleaning more porous surfaces.

Using mild agitation methods, we can remove residues that don't adhere well to surfaces. SERVPRO conducts the technique with softer tools such as feather duster or brushes. Vacuums can also be useful when removing some soot residues and using compressed air to blow off the soots.

Residues that adhere to some of your contents and building surface materials could work better in medium agitation cleaning techniques. Dry sponges are an example of a medium agitation method, and they can be useful when removing soot residues from drywall. Dusting cloths or crumbling cleaners that work like a pencil eraser can also help the cleaning process.

When mitigating smoke-related problems inside your home, it helps have the necessary tools and techniques available. For professional assistance after a fire, call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200 24/7. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why Fast Drying is Necessary for Water Damaged Homes in Orlando

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Drying equipment SERVPRO of South Orlando uses Small water loss incidents can quickly become a big headache. We have the means to dry your home fast!

Rapid Drying and Cleaning Solutions for Water Damaged Orlando Homes


There're hundreds of potential causes for water emergencies in Orlando homes. Many homeowners have chosen to entrust their properties with trained professionals of our SERVPRO team. Addressing threats within the first two days of a loss incident can help avoid the deterioration of sensitive materials. This will make most of the cleanup and recovery needs confining to the damaged area's surfaces.


The successes of our team involve rapid drying and cleaning solutions for water damage in Orlando homes. Drying moisture from saturated elements involves multiple tiers of equipment ranging from our line of extractors to varying air movers and dehumidifiers' varying sizes. Our crew chief determines the positioning and equipment placed during the scoping of the job. By documenting the house's conditions and the severity of saturations, we can dispatch the right personnel with stocked ready trailers.


We have a strategy that gets our experienced technicians mobilizing immediately after the First Notice of Loss (FNOL). Our staffed emergency lines receive water loss emergency information and gather as much data about this loss as possible to aid our responding professionals. With these conditions' proper processing, we can show up with the right drying tools, extraction equipment, and cleaning products. So we restore it before the effects become too severe.


Cleaning up after a water loss incident typically cannot happen until drying is well underway or completed entirely. Our SERVPRO team has numerous potent cleaning products, including chlorine disinfectants and biocides that can eliminate potential fungal and microbial threats. The wipe cleaning approach with towels and diluted cleaning solutions can remove residues from walls, flooring, and even baseboards to prevent staining.


No matter how fast water loss incidents can threaten your property, you have a team committed to arriving typically within four hours of the FNOL. Whenever disasters strike, call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200.

Eliminating Mold Growth Causes

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

South Orlando home with mold growth If you have mold growth in your Florida property, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando today!

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage and Takes Steps to Prevent Future Mold Growth

A continuous state of elevated humidity is a primary cause of excessive microbial growth in Orlando residences. It can quickly increase the amount of damage that follows. Other factors, such as the presence of absorbent materials in the home, can play a role in microbial growth.

Whenever a residence in Orlando sustains mold damage, one of the aspects examined inside the home includes water sources' presence. Leaky water lines, past flooding events, and saturated ground near the home can increase the amount of humidity the interior of the home experiences. SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters and other devices to locate the sources and areas where moisture accumulated. Once we locate these areas and sources, we can then resolve the situation that caused microbial growth to affect the home.

Mold remediation experts know that the existence of future invasive water can cause the microbial problem to return, rendering mold remediation efforts useless. Once we eliminate these sources, we can then begin removing mold-damaged materials, laundering and cleaning household items and furniture, and caring for the carpeting throughout the home. Walls that harbor mold, even if dormant, need cleaning and drying.

During our work, maintaining a set of controls to keep all mold contained safely affects our labor's overall outcome. Containment includes the usage of plastic sheeting surrounding areas in the home and our air scrubbers. Sending microbes outdoors helps keep them from entering other areas of your property.

However, ensuring that moisture sources no longer exist should not help keep old sources from returning in full force. Effectively starving microbes, their population growth stays under control. Once we complete our remediation work, diligent homeowners know to keep an eye out for leaking water lines, loose connections, and other sources of moisture. Microbes do not need a great deal of moisture to begin growing again and causing future problems.

SERVPRO of South Orlando is always ready to serve those in our community. Call our 24-hour service line at (407) 985-3200. Your family does not need to live with the effects of mold damage in your home.

9 Way to Manage Mold

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

Houseplants in Tampa with mold growth If you suspect mold growth, contact SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene today!

Manage the Mold in Your Tampa Home

  1. Identify problem areas in your home and correct them. Preventing mold from growing or spreading might be as simple as ripping up carpet in a damp basement, installing mold-resistant products, or repairing damaged gutters.

  2. Dry wet areas immediately. Mold can't grow without moisture, so tackle wet areas right away. 

  3. Prevent moisture with proper ventilation. Make sure an activity as simple as cooking dinner, taking a shower, or doing a load of laundry doesn't invite mold by providing adequate ventilation in your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and any other high-moisture area. 

  4. Equip your home with mold-resistant products. Building a new home or renovating an old one? Use mold-resistant products like mold-resistant drywall or mold-resistant Sheetrock, and mold inhibitors for paints.
     
  5. Monitor humidity indoors. The EPA recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30 and 60 percent. You can measure humidity with a moisture meter purchased from your local hardware store. 

  6. Direct water away from your home. If the ground around your home isn't sufficiently sloped away from the foundation, water may collect and seep into your crawlspace or basement.

  7. Clean or repair roof gutters. Have your roof gutters cleaned regularly and inspected for damage. Repair them as necessary, and keep an eye out for water stains after storms that may indicate a leak.

  8. Improve airflow in your home. Without adequate airflow in your home, excess moisture may appear on your walls, windows, and floors. To increase circulation, open doors between rooms, move furniture away from walls, and open doors to closets that may be colder than the places they're in. Let fresh air in to reduce moisture and keep mold at bay.

  9. Keep mold off household plants. They're beautiful and help keep your indoor air clean — and mold loves them. The moist soil in indoor plants is a perfect breeding ground for mold, which may then spread to other areas of your house.

Removing Fire Odors From Your Orlando Home

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

Odor removal needed in this Orlando Home Our trained professionals can identify and eliminate odors in your Florida home.

Clearing Harsh Fire Odors from Orlando Homes


A considerable part of taking care of your Orlando home after a fire addresses the odors that the incident left behind. Noxious scents are some of the fastest-spreading effects after extinguishment, and they can permeate construction materials, contents and overwhelm open areas. With multiple solutions for fire damage restoration, our SERVPRO team is ready to tackle these concerns in your house.

Odors are among the most challenging effects to remove from a property after a loss incident, making fire and odor removal in Orlando homes a vital element to protecting your property from further damages. Clearing harsh odors involves several necessary steps using deodorization products and equipment designed to filter out air quality contaminants and remove lingering odors in the environment.

Clearing Out Debris

Debris and rubbish can hold on to smoke and other smells from the fire. Removing damaged materials and contents can help set your home on the path of restoration and reduce the severity of noxious odors. Clearing this debris should occur after our SERVPRO content management division has earmarked your possessions for extraction and transport to our nearby facility for focused cleaning, deodorization, and temporary storage.

Using Deodorization Equipment

The most effective way to eliminate lingering odors within your home is by using deodorization tools. While many have ideal applications, most are universal enough to be effective in nearly any situation. Portable units like our thermal and UV foggers are heavily used, as they don't require setting up in a central location since it's a mobile tool.

Odors can be a harmful and hazardous presence for the occupants of your home, so trust our SERVPRO of South Orlando professionals to help you. Our experts have the expertise to help you breathe a little easier after a fire. Give us a call today at (407) 985-3200.

Water Damage Restoration in Orlando

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage drying equipment in South Orlando Call SERVPRO of South Orlando today!

Water Removal & Restoration Services Available in Orlando


Whether you are facing floods caused by a recent storm, broken pipes, sewage problems, faulty appliances, or overflowing fixtures, local Orlando experts are available to help. You are not alone and should never place yourself in harm's way. Let trained professionals respond to these events. They will help you avoid losses and keep your family safe.

If you live near Orlando or need water removal or restoration services in or around the area, look no further. Many licensed, certified professionals have the training, experience, equipment, and resources required. SERVPRO can provide you with a full damage assessment and 24-hour emergency response, as well as the quality cleanup, removal, and restoration services necessary to assist every member of our local community and beyond. Our technicians offer customers access to the latest water removal equipment available today. Both hand-held and truck-mounted water extractors make fast work of small and large areas, even those hard-to-reach or hidden areas that often go overlooked. We can remove vast amounts of water from your home, remove and dispose of unsalvageable items or materials, perform full structural drying, mold prevention, and restoration services.

Our Certified Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Technicians (IICRC) work hard to dry out the entire structure. SERVPRO technicians use air movers, dehumidifiers, hygrometers, and moisture detectors of all shapes and sizes. Our mold remediation and deodorization technicians also prevent mold from developing and remove any remaining odors that may exist after an event occurs. We perform quality water removal and restoration services from start to finish. Placing your needs first, we make it possible to meet or even exceed any expectations you might have along the way. Our staff works with your insurance company whenever necessary to ensure a stress-free experience and keeps you informed throughout your restoration process.

Contact SERVPRO of South Orlando to answer any questions you may have or schedule your home's initial inspection today. We're available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, with emergency response teams ready to provide quality service. Call today at (407) 985-3200.

SERVPRO of South Orlando Offers Water Damage Remediation Services

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Chair floating in water in South Orlando home Sometimes water damage is extensive, and many times, it seems as if it's not.

Our Water Damage Detection Skill is Why SERVPRO is the Orlando Industry Leader


If water did not spread when leaks or appliance malfunctions spilled fluid across a floor, Orlando residents might not need specialized assistance. When in a liquid state, however, water moves, seeking the path of least resistance. Any cracks around the floor, baseboard, or between the strips or planks can provide water entry. Our familiarity with the characteristics of water migration is why we develop workable recovery solutions.


We Use Advanced Technology to Follow the Water


Our crews arrive armed with a broad range of water damage detection tools. Orlando homeowners might believe that the worst is over when visible water disappears. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained technicians on our team know differently, why we waste no time establishing the pathways water took into hidden spaces. A thermo-hygrometer establishes the overall temperature and humidity levels. Thermal imaging cameras can point to wet areas, but we need the supplemental data provided by moisture detection tools. We employ both penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters to evaluate structural components and fixtures' moisture content, such as carpeting.


Next Steps After Discovery of Hidden Water


Even seemingly solid drywall absorbs some water when exposed to the leak and then allows more to pass through into building cavities. Our team must determine the most efficient way to release that water. Speedy water extraction and drying mitigates or halts the leak's damage and has the added benefit of avoiding secondary damage like mold growth. Controlled demolition is needed to inhibit the ancillary harm, gain access to the water, and enhance drying efforts. Our team has developed expertise in making flood cuts or punching weep holes throughout hundreds of water damage projects to release water and improve airflow for efficient drying. Practice makes proficient and is why SERVPRO excels at managing and mitigating migrating water.

Our technicians' solid foundation in both the theory and moisture detection practice is why SERVPRO of South Orlando delivers successful outcomes for our community's residents. Call today at (407) 985-3200 for a quick assessment and prompt implementation of an appropriate project plan.

We're Available 24/7 For Your Orlando Water Damage Restoration

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO at a homeowner's house in South Orlando Our technicians quickly assessed the situation and went to work to make the home look and smell "Like it never even happened."

Rely on the Experts for Hurricane Water Damage in Orlando


Hurricane season has Orlando residents on edge, concerns about recovering from the damage a hurricane can always deliver at the back of their minds. Following sensible precautions and making preparations in anticipation of the aggressive assault of winds and rain, tropical depressions, storms, and hurricanes can help ease your mind. Have our team of Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) managers and technicians on speed dial complete your seasonal storm planning.

Speed Counts

The water damage occurred when Orlando battles hurricane-force winds begin immediately after rain or overland flooding intrudes. Ripped roofs off or holes in the side panels allow significant quantities of rain to enter. Flash flooding can put pressure on foundations and fill crawl spaces. Building materials such as drywall, laminates, hardwoods, insulation, pressed and plywood, and framing absorbs the water quickly, restorable only if rapid water removal and structural drying occur. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our crews are alert and ready to mobilize when we know our community is in the path of potentially catastrophic weather.

Contamination of Hurricane Flood Water Poses a Challenge

Increasing the severity of hurricane-related water damage is the broad range of substances and items that the flooding carries into your home. Dirt, mud, dead animals and vegetation, landscaping and roadway chemicals, and sewage sweep into residences, mixed into the torrential rains. Safely removing this Category 3 water requires the knowledge and experience of SERVPRO's certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT). We assess and categorize the water, plan for and implement containment and extraction, and dispose of the collected water following local hazardous waste regulations.

Controlled Demolition Avoids Secondary Damage

It might seem counterintuitive that tearing out sections of building materials limits permanent damage. SERVPRO frequently uses strategies like flood cuts and drainage holes to gain access to trapped floodwaters. It is crucial to release contaminated water from behind walls and above ceilings to eliminate pathogens that can endanger occupants' health. The window to inhibit mold growth in damp areas is only 24 to 48 hours. Opening up building cavities enhances the efficiency of drying equipment and techniques.

Rely on SERVPRO of South Orlando if your home suffers water damage from a hurricane. Call us at (407) 985-3200 day or night for swiftly and professionally provided services.

Call Professionals to Help After Your Business in Orlando Experiences Commercial Water Damage

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Bakery shop in Orlando, Florida with water damage SERVPRO of South Orlando wants your establishment to be successful with water damage remediation. Let us help you!

Let SERVPRO Complete Your Water Damage Cleanup

Water damage in a commercial establishment such as a bakery creates several problems. Apart from inconveniencing your regular customers who have to go without their favorite pastries, it can also damage your premises. One excellent way to respond in Orlando is hiring a professional such as SERVPRO of South Orlando to help because you benefit in several ways.


One effect commercial water damage in your Orlando business might have is contamination. Such contamination can originate from several sources, including spoilt foodstuff due to water exposure or microbial growth, which happens when water sits for extended periods. Contamination is a concern in food-related businesses due to the risk of food poisoning. SERVPRO technicians take different steps to eliminate contaminants. First, we extract any standing water using various advanced equipment such as portable or truck-mounted extractors. Second, we use EPA registered disinfectants when cleaning surfaces.


Exposure to water can damage various building materials in your business. The water can interfere with floor materials such as tiles, vinyl, laminate, and the trim such as baseboards and door trim. Removing such materials is necessary for restoration. Such removal should not cause or worsen damage to surrounding materials. Our SERVPRO technicians have the required training in rebuilding services, allowing them to safely demolish the affected areas. For instance, we use simple procedures such as bracing drywall during removal to ensure salvageable panels' reinstatement once cleanup is over, saving cost.


A wide variety of waste materials piles up after water damage. Waste may include residues dissolved in the water and debris that comes from the demolition process. Apart from the menial task of aggregating such waste, we follow proper waste disposal requirements according to local regulations. Such regulations differ from state to state and in different cities within a state. Our SERVPRO technicians undergo regular training, which updates them with the current regulation on waste disposal, so you don't have to learn them.


Hiring a professional mitigation service helps you concentrate on your core business functions. Call SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200. We're faster to any size disaster.

What Few People Know About Orlando Water Damage Remediation Success

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Hurricane on a radar near Florida When hurricanes affect our area, have SERVPRO of South Orlando on speed dial. Contact our team 24/7 any day of the week.

Addressing Post-Hurricane Water Damage in Orlando Homes


Even as far inland as Orlando is from the east coastline or the Gulf of Mexico, storms still reach the area with ferocity. Homes, commercial structures, and apartments all fall victim to a hurricane's path and its destructive winds, torrential rainfall, and even hail or debris. After a natural disaster passes through the metropolitan area, hundreds of properties can spend days and even weeks working to get their properties back to the way they were.


Choosing the right professionals to handle water damage in Orlando residences might seem complicated, especially with dozens of seemingly credible options. Our SERVPRO team has built a reputation based on three principles that set us apart from any other restoration team in the region.

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster


We know how out of control storm damage, flooding, and even subsequent water damage can be after a disaster. We commit readiness to reach your doorstep in time to save your property from costlier damages and protect contents when possible. We have fully stocked trailers loaded with potent cleaning products, extractors, and rapid drying tools.


"Like it never even happened."


In the aftermath of destructive storms, it can be easy to believe that your home might never look the same again. SERVPRO of South Orlando has qualified technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in every industry facet. We can approach your property's immediate effects and overcome almost any obstacle to get your home back to preloss condition.


We Are Not Happy Unless You Are


Customer satisfaction is the heart and soul of our SERVPRO commitment. Especially following devastating natural disasters like hurricanes, we band together to help our neighbors and friends get their properties back to the way they were. We hold our work up to the highest of standards – yours. Are you unsatisfied? We'll do what we can to make it right.

Flooding and water damage are two detrimental effects that often follow hurricanes and tropical storms that power through Orlando. No matter what your home needs after these emergencies, you can count on our SERVPRO of South Orlando team to help. Call us whenever you need us at (407) 985-3200.

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