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SERVPRO of West Volusia Goes Pink

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

SANFORD, FLORIDA -- SERVPRO of West Volusia County goes pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shared on their social media platforms earlier today, they released this statement along with a picture of members of their crew in pink SERVPRO shirts. “In October, we wear pink. We wear it to promote the importance of mammograms and early detection for women. We wear it to show our support for those in the midst of the fight. We wear it to celebrate with survivors, and to remember with those who have lost a loved one to this horrible disease. In October, we wear pink because we believe in a cure, and we need to find it.”

To learn more about how you can support breast cancer prevention awareness and research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please visit the following websites.

https://www.cancer.org/

https://ww5.komen.org/

SERVPRO of West Volusia County is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. Providing 24-hour emergency service, we are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. With the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs, we’re locally owned and operated and can respond immediately to your emergency.

 @SERVPROsanford

www.SERVPROwestvolusia.com

Why You Should Choose Us

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why You Should Choose Us Flooding, one of the many causes of water damage.

Forces of nature, appliance and plumbing problems can lead to severe flooding in the interior of a home or office. There are precautions one can take to reduce the damage, but water damages can still occur. When it does occur, one needs to take the next logical step. It becomes important to hire a water removal specialist. A specialist can do exactly what is necessary to restore a water damaged environment to its original state.

There are a number of important functions a specialist must perform. One of the most important is to properly extract the water from the environment.

Once water has been removed, it becomes important to properly take care of the damage that has been done to the property. An individual can only perform this with a clear eye for the process. A water damage professional can spot wear, tear, and damage that a novice would not. This is another reason why it is necessary to call in the services of a professional, such as SERVPRO.

A water damage specialist can then perform all the work needed to restore a home to its original condition. This is a critical point because if the property is not repaired in the aftermath of the water damage, it can present great safety risks. This increases the liabilities a homeowner can face after water damage.

Proper repair work can also restore the value of the property. This is very important because no one would want to see the equity of his or her home decline. Water repair specialists can work tremendously well in terms of restoring the value of a home. That alone makes the value of a repair specialist extremely significant.

If you've encountered a large leak or a flood, a specialist will have all the equipment needed to take care of the situation quickly and simply. If there is a lot of water that you think you can take care of yourself, assess whether you think structural damage can occur within the extra time it may take you as opposed to a specialist. 

Depending on what type of water there is, it could be harmful to your health. You should always call in a professional to get the job done. Once all the water is extracted or pumped out you would have to completely dry out the whole area. SERVPRO owns several large, high power drying fans to prevent further damage. Further damage, if not dried completely in a reasonable amount of time, could result in the growth of mold. In some cases, a water specialist may offer much lower prices and more accurate work than a regular plumber.

A SERVPRO specialist can handle septic systems, broken dishwashers or other plumbing or water utility device issues. If a strange smell in your home just won't go away, consider calling a water damage specialist at your local SERVPRO.

Testing For Mold In Your Central Florida Home?

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Testing For Mold In Your Central Florida Home? Mold is hard to handle on your own. Let the professionals at SERVPRO combat the task.

When you should test for mold:

  • Following flood damage
  • Once a leak is found
  • When you notice stains that you cannot explain
  • When you smell mold, but cannot see it
  • If someone in your home develops a medical condition that cannot be explained

The Process:

  • Call for a mold inspection if you see or smell mold, or if you are experiencing health problems, most notably, difficulty breathing.
  • A visual assessment can help determine where mold is located. Air samples will be taken and tested for mold spores. Once testing is complete, a report will be issued with the findings.
  • If test result prove that there is in fact mold present it is important to call a mold remediation specialist, such as SERVPRO, to take care of the job. During mold remediation, professionals will use protective clothing (including masks and gloves) and the proper equipment to ensure the mold does not spread.
  • Finally, air samples will be taken again once mold has been removed. A new report will be issued.

My Central Florida Home Has Fire Damage - Now What?

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage My Central Florida Home Has Fire Damage - Now What? Our crews doing some serious cleaning to the area effected by a house fire.

When you have experienced a fire in your home, one of the first things you want to do is call your insurance company. Find out everything you can about your policy to ensure that you know exactly what it will cost you to begin the repairs. 

Then, you call us.

We are leading experts in fire restoration for homes and commercial properties; and we are here for you 24/7 every single day. 

As soon as you call we will set up a time to come to your home and assess the damage. From there, we will help you make a plan begin the restoration process. 

Fires can leave the affected area looking completely destroyed. So, one of the first things we will do is clean up! This includes water extraction, smoke and soot removal from floors, walls and ceilings, and cleaning all restorable items that were damaged by the fire. 

We will also try and protect your home from any further damage by tarping part of the roof or boarding up windows and doors if needed. 

Finally, the restoration process begins and we work to restore your home to pre-fire condition, "Like It Never Even Happened"! 

If your home or commercial property has recently been damaged by a fire, give us a call at: (386) 574-0864.

Fire Prevention Week - What You Should Know

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Prevention Week - What You Should Know House fires can cause a lot of damage very quickly.

Did you know that National Fire Prevention Week 2017 is October 8-14? It is a necessity for your family to stay up to date on fire safety because it truly saves lives.  

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

This is important not only for your home but for your place of business as well. If there is a fire one day while you are in the office, have you thought about your escape plan? Does your company have one in place? 

These are all vital questions to ask and the essential reason that Fire Prevention Week exists. 

Bringing awareness to fire safety and its importance.

That is what this is all about! So sit down with your family and come up with an escape plan in case of a fire. Make sure you as well as your co-workers are up to date with the escape plan at your job too! 

You can also to follow SERVPRO of West Volusia county on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! We will be bringing you fire safety tips and trades throughout Fire Prevention Week! You can also find a bunch of resources on fire safety by visiting the American Red Cross website, as well as NFPA.org. 

Remember, fire restoration is one of our specialties here at SERVPRO of West Volusia county.

If you are ever in need of our services, give us a call at (386) 574-0864.

Protecting Your Central Florida Business From Hurricane Damage

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Protecting Your Central Florida Business From Hurricane Damage Structure effected by water damage due to a recent storm.

Just like you would your home, it is so important to protect your business structure from powerful storms. 

That's why we thought we would share a few tips to help you prepare.

  1. Trim trees or other plants 

At your home, you are going to make sure your trees and bushes are trimmed to help ensure that nothing comes flying through your windows during high winds. It's important to take this same measure at the office. 

  1. Storm shutters

If you live somewhere prone to hurricanes and powerful storms like we do here in Central Florida, it's always a good idea to install storm shutters on your windows at the office just like you would at home. 

  1. Storage space

If you are a company that deals with equipment (like we do) it's important to have a space inside your office that you would be able to store everything if need be. This helps to prevent any equipment from getting wet and possibly ruined. 

So that's it. All it takes is a few extra measures to make sure your business is as safe and secure during a storm as your home! 

If you ever do end up with a water damage in your home or place of business, don't worry...We're here for you. 

Give us a call at (386) 574-0864.

Selling a Central Florida Home?

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Realtors, This One's For You. 

Want to know a secret? Clean homes sell faster! Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminants like mold and irritating dust throughout a home. In Florida, we also understand the increased potential for previously undetected mold growth in any given home. Any leaks, water stains, or lingering odors can also be a sign of a larger issue. 

Your sellers may have trouble spots to address before you list or schedule a home inspection. However, a lot of times realtors are the first ones to spot the issue. Either way, make sure you get a professional to address the problem(s). That way, you are less likely to run into issues during the buyer inspection. 

SERVPRO of West Volusia is here to help with any of these issues and more! Give us a call today, for a free mold inspection or assessment:(386) 574-0864.

Got Mold?

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Got Mold? Mold was found down near the baseboards in this home.

What's that musty odor? Where did this spot on the ceiling come from? Has the corner of that wall always looked like that? 

If any of the above questions make you think about your home, it's time to give SERVPRO of West Volusia County a call. 

The bad news: If you have ever asked or thought any of the above questions, you may be dealing with a mold issue in your home.

The good news: We are experts in mold remediation! Our crew would be happy to come out and inspect your home and the area of concern to see what you may be dealing with - at no cost to you, of course. 

Mold in your home can be scary...In some cases it may even mean health concerns for your family. But don't worry, SERVPRO of West Volusia County is here to serve you and help get your life back to normal and your home mold free! 

Give us a call today: 386-574-0864

Post Hurricane Tips

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Lane is currently causing major flooding issues as it continues to bare down on the Hawaiian islands. So often we post about hurricane preparation tips and what you can do to be ready for a big storm. While that is important to know, it is also vital to understand steps that should be taken after a hurricane has passed through your area. 

SERVPRO of West Volusia is a proud supporter and partner of The American Red Cross, and hope that these few tips assist your family in the aftermath of a hurricane. 

  1. If the power is out after a storm and you have a generator, PLEASE make sure you know how to properly use and store one BEFORE you ever utilize it. 
  2. Try to assess the damage to your home or building. If you hear strange noises or shifting, leave the structure immediately. 
  3. Pay close attention to flood warnings and other safety messages post hurricane. Just because the storm has passed, does not mean you should stop tuning into your emergency radio. 
  4. If you have to venture outside before safety measures have been put in place. REMEMBER that fallen power lines can be covered by debris from the storm. Proceed with extreme caution. 
  5. Follow your local hurricane disaster guidelines. They are put in place to help ensure you and your family's safety. 

There are plenty of more tips on how to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane. Please visit The American Red Cross website for more details.

For storm damage restoration needs, we are here to help. Give us a call at (386) 574-0864. 

Summer, Wet Floors, and Your Central Florida Home

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Summer, Wet Floors, and Your Central Florida Home Wet feet could have done a number on your floors this summer!

Summer time for a lot of families means staying busy with lots of fun activities! If you live in Florida, a majority of those activities probably include water.

Whether you are cooling off in the pool, spending your days at the beach, or enjoying those awesome Florida water parks, those wet feet, clothes and accessories may have done a number on your floors this summer.

Can't forget those wet shoes after getting caught in a Central Florida afternoon thunderstorm!

Don't worry, the little bit of water most likely will not cause long term damage to your flooring. However, it may be time for a good cleaning!

Did you know that chlorine from a pool or water park can actually leave permanent stains on your flooring? It can also create an odor from where the chlorine has seeped into the carpet fibers. Salt water can also leave a sticky feeling residue on carpet and flooring, as well as make spots on your carpet feel stiff where the water was not completely dried up. 

Whether chlorine or salt water, your local Central Florida SERVPRO team can take care of that "end of summer" residue in no time! We offer regular carpet cleaning services that will keep your carpet looking new. Protect your flooring with carpet cleaning you can count on. We use safe state-of-the-art equipment and solutions and our certified and experienced technicians will get those floors clean in no time. 

Give SERVPRO of West Volusia a call today at (407) 323-2422.