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Orlando Homeowners Take Comfort in the SERVPRO Approach to Fire Loss Recovery

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Orlando Homeowners Take Comfort in the SERVPRO Approach to Fire Loss Recovery SERVPRO Has No Match for Fire Damage Restoration in Orlando!

Starting the Fire Damage Restoration Process in Your Orlando Area Home

After you make the call for help and a fire & smoke restoration technician (FSRT) arrives at your Orlando area home, we take the time to address specific points. We cover pertinent topics, explain your situation in as much detail as possible, and address any concerns you may have from the start.

During our initial visit, a project manager or a crew chief takes control of the restoration service for the fire damage restoration to your Orlando property. They have you sign an Authorization to Perform Services form (#28000), verify insurance coverage, collect any deductible due, and make contact with your insurance adjuster. We try to expedite the service, as stress-free as possible and remain within schedules and budgets.

SERVPRO technicians address issues concerning the protection and restoration of your structure and any contents within. We also explain our restoration process in detail, so that you understand what is happening in your home, every step of the way. Our goal is to keep you informed, providing you with all of the information you need to make informed decisions about your home's restoration. Our goal is to ensure your 100% satisfaction with the final result.

A member of our SERVPRO team can also explain the difference between pre-existing or preloss conditions, and how they differ from smoke residues caused by the fire. While our services may revitalize various items affected by the fire, we cannot perform miracles. Items are often returned to a quality preloss condition, meaning that any damage that existed before the fire may still remain or hopefully be improved, after performing our service. "Like it never even happened."

You have total control over where our SERVPRO team goes, what we interact with, in your home, and the services performed to restore your property. We note any areas you wish for us to avoid, making a list of any valuables, jewelry, or heirlooms. The lead technicians should also ask that you remove any firearms or ammunition and listed valuables from the work area to ensure their safety.

We maintain a safe, secure working environment, provide safety data sheets upon request, and address any safety concerns you may have. Once everyone is clear about the direction you wish to take, we provide you with an estimated completion date and move forward with your home’s fire damage restoration services, immediately.

Contact SERVPRO of West Orange for cleaning and restoration services throughout Ocoee, Gotha, Bay Hill, and surrounding areas. We have qualified professionals available 24/7, for your convenience and look forward to serving the members of our local community.

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Don't Let Water Damage Check in to Your Orlando Hotel

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Let Water Damage Check in to Your Orlando Hotel A small water loss incident can have wide ranging ramifications. SERVPRO of West Orange has the know how and equipment to remediate the situation.

Water Damage to Your Orlando Resort Hotel 

Many hotels and resort areas exist throughout the Greater Orlando area. From the world-renowned entertainment venues with their multiple resort properties to off-site locations nearby, your hotel does steady business year-round. Whenever water loss incidents occur in any one of the rooms of this hotel, you must act quickly to resolve the situation before it gets out of hand. Water can quickly spread through shared walls, floors, and ceilings to impact multiple rooms and areas of the hotel within a very short time. 

As potentially problematic as water damage can be to your Orlando hotel, the loss of your reputation can be even more detrimental. Correcting the effects of a water loss incident carry much more weight than improving the look and function of saturated elements and areas of your business.  People expect the management of the property to address any concerns promptly and thoroughly, and failure to comply with this expectation can lead to damaging reviews and ratings on major travel websites. 

Our professionals understand that you are under pressure to get the situation resolved, so we respond quickly and work fast to assess the damage and what the property needs from the moment we arrive. We already show up with our production vehicles stocked with our advanced extraction and drying equipment, allowing us to get to work quickly on both containment and mitigation solutions. 

Preventing the spread of water loss effects to other rooms and areas of the hotel is critical, as this can reduce the number of individuals affected by the damage. By setting up physical barriers with plastic sheeting and establishing a parameter with rapid drying equipment, we can limit our presence in the hotel and the number of inconvenienced guests at the resort. 

We know how powerful ratings and reviews can be, and the importance of truly satisfied customers. Let our SERVPRO of West Orange professionals help you through this traumatic water loss experience and make its effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (407) 352-1569. 

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We Have The Drying Equipment Required To Restore Your Orlando Home After A Water Damage Emergency

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Have The Drying Equipment Required To Restore Your Orlando Home After A Water Damage Emergency Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet. If you have a plumbing leak, a roof leak, or any other water damage give us a call.

SERVPRO Tackles Fast Water Removal from Orlando Kitchen

This part of Florida has high humidity throughout the year ranging from 74% to 90% on average. When a home has water damage, because of the elevated humidity levels, the development of mold is a significant concern and cleanup should happen as fast as possible.

SERVPRO handled water damage in an Orlando home's kitchen where a  supply line to a refrigerator had broken. The homeowner had shut off the water and pulled the fridge away from the wall and found the cleanup was bigger than mopping alone could clean up.

When our technicians arrived on-site, we immediately extracted the water damage around the area where the fridge sat. Thermal imaging showed high moisture in the wall behind the appliance, which pointed towards a slow leak for a prolonged period. The sheetrock showed no signs of mold but did show signs of buckling and was cut away several inches above the water line to let air flow dry the wall cavity.


SERVPRO technicians spend extra time on the extraction and scoping the location of water-affected areas before the drying phase. This action allows our drying and dehumidification equipment to reduce moisture quickly enabling the fast attainment of drying goals.

Our drying equipment is not a fan blowing air in a wet room. The way air movers work is rooted in science, and the setup of them is unique to each location we work on. They expel high-velocity airflow and is carefully angled over surfaces. This technique causes embedded water vapor to rise where our dehumidifying equipment captures and removes it. After drying the kitchen and our equipment confirmed the water loss areas attained drying goals, we cleaned the surfaces and used antifungal solutions to inhibit mold growth.

Contact SERVPRO of West Orange at (407) 352-1569 when you need water removal. We can handle cleanup and restoration for a single area in a room or a whole house flood because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Are Effects of Your Orlando House Fire Lingering?

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Are Effects of Your Orlando House Fire Lingering? Call SERVPRO of West Orange to completely remove fire damage from your Orlando home.

Eliminating Fire Damage Effects In Orlando

Restoring Orlando homes after a fire is an intensive process. The effects can last for weeks and even months unless the cleanup service begins an immediate, and aggressive response once it is safe to enter the structure.  

For fire damage to Orlando homes, odors are often the most challenging issue when it comes to restoration. SERVPRO restoration teams perform a series of deodorizing actions designed to preserve as much personal property as possible and clean the interior of the home while also disposing of anything too physically damaged for repair.  

Removal is our first action. It immediately results in eliminating the source of many malodors, allowing team members to determine what remaining property is affected so they can better direct time and resources. Depending on the extent of the physical damage, removal may include demolition of interior walls, wall framing, ceilings, and wood floors.  

Cleaning surfaces is the next step for SERVPRO technicians. Odors remaining in the home after removal are from particles left behind by the smoke. Even in a small fire, smoke can travel through an entire home, leaving residue everywhere. Cleaning them usually involves wiping down surfaces with a deodorizing cleaning agent and a sponge. For thick smoke residues left behind by kitchen fires, team members use a scrub brush or other agitation device to break them up for easier cleaning.  

Where cleaning does not eliminate the odors, the next step is to recreate how they affected the property in the first place. If residues were able to penetrate the surfaces of walls, countertops, and other items, team members use a fogging device and a deodorizing agent to create a cloud of particles that can go as deep as the original odor. The agent reacts with the residue particles, neutralizing them, and eliminating the odor.  

A final step, rarely used, is sealing exposed surfaces. An example includes the walls in areas like garages. If the odors are mild, and removal is not cost-effective, technicians cover the walls with a paint that contains an additional sealant chemical that forms a barrier against malodors.  

The final goal at SERVPRO of West Orange is to return each home to its clean, odor-free condition before the fire. If you have had a recent fire, or still have lingering odors from a previous incident, call us today at (407) 352-1569 to set up an inspection or service call.

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When Water Damages Your Orlando Vintage Clothing Store

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damages Your Orlando Vintage Clothing Store Is water damage threatening your clothing boutique? Call SERVPRO to dry and restore your business.

Mitigating Commercial Water Damage in an Orlando Vintage Clothing Boutique

While Florida is certainly no stranger to severe weather, water-related issues often come from mundane sources, like pipe leaks and appliance failures. Unfortunately, these types of disasters often occur outside of regular business hours and, if left unchecked, can leave you with more than just water to worry about, like mold or structural damage. This concern is especially valid for retailers that deal with fabrics, clothing, and other porous items.  

If you find that a ceiling pipe leak has soaked part of the inventory in your business, our SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to you to mitigate commercial water damage in your Orlando vintage clothing boutique. Our team has the tools and training to handle your inventory with care and restore your facility to its preloss condition.  

The first step to preventing damage is to stop the source. If needed, we can turn off the water main and restore minor plumbing issues, such as damaged joints or rusted connections, but more in-depth issues may require a plumber. From there, we can address any currently standing water with tools like extraction wands and, if needed, portable extraction pumps.  

Fabrics can be especially delicate after exposure to water damage, and if left in such conditions can rot and even grow mold. However, our SERVPRO specialists can use commercial-grade drying equipment such as axial fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers to pull up moisture, move it outside, and replace the humid air with warm, dry air. We move waterlogged clothing to racks. For small amounts of inventory that need drying, small polyethylene chambers can be constructed to accelerate drying.  

SERVPRO of West Orange is always prepared to assist you in getting back to business as quickly as possible. If you need our services for cleaning up a disaster any time of the day or night, give us a call today at (407) 352-1569 and we can have a team there to ensure your business looks "Like it never even happened."

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Our Technicians Have The Right Tools To Handle Your Orlando Water Damage

5/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Technicians Have The Right Tools To Handle Your Orlando Water Damage Whether you have a plumbing leak, a roof leak, or any other water damage give SERVPRO a call to stop the flooding and get your home repaired quickly.

Left your bathtub faucet running? Call SERVPRO!

We've all been forgetful in our lives. Sometimes we leave keys at home, lose wallets, or forget where we parked a car. However, sometimes being forgetful can have major consequences for you and your home. Leaving your faucets running in your Orlando home can quickly lead to disaster for your walls and insulation. If not cleaned up, water can seep into walls and insulation which is why it is critical to quickly get the help of clean up professionals.

SERVPRO Technicians are experienced in mitigating water damage to walls and insulation in Orlando homes. They can quickly arrive at your home and begin the clean up process. We can clean up water in your home with the use of wet vacs, or, if spillage is severe, we can use pumps to clean water from your home. The longer water is left in your home, the greater the chance that it will seep into the insulation that keeps your home warm. Unless you have fiberglass insulation, then it may not be possible to restore the insulating power of your insulation once it absorbs water. Insulation may mat or lose its fire resistance value when affected by water.

We can use air movers and dehumidifiers to force moisture out of your walls and remove excess moisture from your insulation. Water damage from a faucet that was left on tends not be severe, and our IICRC certified professionals can often successfully dry fiberglass insulation without it having to be replaced.

To finalize the drying process, we can inspect your walls with moisture meters to check if water has entered your wall cavities. If excess moisture is discovered, we may have to drill ventilation holes and peel paint to allow water to escape from your walls.

If a small mistake has caused your home to experience flooding, then call SERVPRO of West Orange at (407) 352-1569. We can help make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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Where to Start With Orlando Water Damage Remediation?

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Where to Start With Orlando Water Damage Remediation? Don't be stuck dealing with water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO today for all your water damage remediation needs.

SERVPRO Eliminates Water Damage in Orlando Home Before the Guests Arrive

Not every water damage call finds water standing in the home and multiple rooms affected. Sometimes a water loss issue can be tiny but mighty. Such as a slow leak that has gone unnoticed for an extended period until it announces itself with both odor and a wet area.

SERVPRO was called to assist with water damage in an Orlando home. A leak under a not-too-often-used guest bathroom in their home had been found as they were prepping the room for visitors and noticed the cabinet under the bathroom sink was wet. After the homeowner had the pipe repaired their next call was to us.

Our local emergency response team arrived quickly to inspect the Orlando water damage and got to work immediately. On inspection, the pipe had been steadily dripping for a long time, and wood underneath was warped and drywall by the pipe too saturated to restore through our drying methods. Moisture detection confirmed the wall and area under the cabinet needed drying.

Technicians removed the damaged drywall and bottom of the cabinet to allow for sufficient airflow and complete drying. Air movers were positioned to dry the interior of the cabinet and back wall. The area under the cabinet showed an area of moisture retention, so our technicians set up an Injecti-Dry configuration to force air under the cabinet area.

Once dry, the areas affected by the moisture were wiped down and disinfected with our professional-grade formulas. Our SERVPRO location offers building services, and our technicians suggested to the homeowner the necessary repairs and restorations needed for returning the cabinet to preloss condition. The homeowner and adjuster approved the work, and we installed a new bottom to the cabinet and replaced the damaged drywall. Now, guests can enjoy the room without any signs there was a leaky pipe.

The key to limiting water damage in your home is to call SERVPRO of West Orange at (407) 352-1569 as soon as you see an issue. Our training and equipment mean we can make your water loss, "Like it never even happened."

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Professionals Talk About Flood Damage Restoration in Orlando

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Professionals Talk About Flood Damage Restoration in Orlando Storms and flooding are a common occurrence in Florida. SERVPRO of West Orange is on call 24/7 to restore your home.

Preventing Flood Damage in an Orlando Home

Florida is no stranger to structural damage from heavy rain. It can be quite the hassle, however, to come home from work and find that rain accumulation on the low spots of your roof caused an unsightly ceiling and wall leak in your bedroom. Not only is it almost impossible to mitigate damage on your own, but it takes a team of professionals to ensure the structural components of your home are thoroughly cleaned and dried to prevent mold, cupping, warping, and other issues that can lead to long-term problems.  

If you find weather-related flood damage in your Orlando residence, SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to you and restore your home to its pre-existing condition 24/7. Our certified, professionals have the tools and methods to clean, dry, and deodorize your residence after it has been affected by roof flooding.  

Our team can use a wide variety of water detection equipment to evaluate moisture levels both in the air and on surfaces and mitigate damage to structures as a result. SERVPRO utilizes moisture sensors to get a preliminary read on porous surfaces such as carpet. Infrared imaging and moisture meters are also used to get a read of moisture levels behind walls and on surfaces.  

After moving and preserving furniture and fixtures in your home, our team can get to work placing air movers and dehumidifiers in strategic locations to pull absorbed moisture out of surfaces and into the air, where they can be sucked up by a low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifier. This machine works by passing moist air over refrigerated coils, and in the process collects and drains water, and expels dry air. This process can be aided by the setup of polyethylene partitions, which can accelerate drying.  

SERVPRO of West Orange is dedicated to providing the community with around-the-clock disaster cleanup you can count on to mitigate damage in your home. Call (407) 352-1569 today, and we can have a team ready to address your disaster within hours.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Orlando Mitigation

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Orlando Mitigation SERVPRO can help you recover as quickly as possible. We are here to help 24/7 so don't hesitate and call us right away.

Contents Restoration after Fire damage in Orlando

A fire in the home is more often than not contained relatively easily causing minor damage to the structure itself. However, the restoration of your contents can seem an arduous task, especially since different types of smoke damages require different cleaning methods to be effective. We use a range of proprietary methods to help restore rather than replace your contents after the initial impact of fire has been handled.

One of the critical aspects of our service is helping the community restore contents after fire damage in Orlando. Remediating is not only more cost-effective; it can also help homeowners who do not want to replace possessions they may have spent years accumulating. SERVPRO technicians are dedicated to getting your home, and its contents, back to preloss conditions without resorting to expensive replacements.

The types of material that burn in a fire have a significant influence on the damages caused as well as the best methods for cleaning them away. Synthetic materials, for example, burn at lower temperatures than natural ones. They also release different smoke residues, known as wet smoke, which can be spread around causing further damage if not recognized immediately.

SERVPRO technicians conduct a pre-test of all fire damaged materials first to avoid applying a one-size-fits-all method for restoration of contents. Usually, most surfaces respond well to a combination of wet, dry and 'spray & wipe' cleaning. However, this method is not comprehensively effective and may cause the dye in certain fabrics to run, shrink or for soiling to be absorbed beneath the surface.

Porous materials like upholsteries, mattresses, fabrics, and curtains can often become damp from water used during firefighting procedure. The moisture causes soots to set into the fabric, becoming stubborn and difficult to clean. SERVPRO use foam cleaning on these type of surface to help draw soiling out without soaking the material or causing it to shrink. Valuable contents like jewelry or precious metals can be sent to a facility for immersion cleaning using ultrasonic machines.

Restoring your contents is our specialty, contact SERVPRO of West Orange at (407) 352-1569 to begin getting your home back to preloss conditions.

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Want to Step Up Your Orlando Fire Damage Recovery? You Need To Read This First

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Want to Step Up Your Orlando Fire Damage Recovery? You Need To Read This First When smoke and soot damage overwhelm your home, contact team SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts. Call us right away for best results.

Life in Orlando is Magical - Do Not Let Fire Damage to Your Home Overwhelm You

Orlando is a magical place for those who visit and those who choose to live there. Ideal for those running away from cold weather, it offers the benefits of a big city without the extreme hustle and bustle of places like Los Angeles or New York. Even though homeowners need to be vigilant during hurricane season, the area is not prone to devastating natural disasters regularly. However, Mother Nature is not the only one that can leave you in need of professional home restoration services. Accidents happen every day, and you never know when you may need to reach out for help.

If your life is suddenly affected by fire damage to your Orlando home, SERVPRO is here to help. Something as simple as a kitchen fire can leave your home in disarray when you take into account the fire itself along with water damage caused by sprinklers and extinguishers. Our IICRC-certified staff is available 24/7 to take action and return your home to mint condition.

Understanding the path of the fire and smoke is crucial in formulating an action plan. Knowing the telltale signs of damage helps our SERVPRO crew determine where to put their efforts to remove any remaining water and the placement of air movers and dehumidifiers. Tools such as hygrometers help us confirm when the air quality and moisture level of your home is back to normal.

One of the most concerning issues after a fire is the smell left behind by the smoke. Our SERVPRO team applies industry best practices to remove soot and smoke residue from each surface and to eliminate the offending smell. For some jobs, it is sufficient to add deodorizing pellets, whereas for others an ozone generator helps us neutralize the smell. More often than not, we use a combination of techniques to achieve full success.

Enjoy your life in Orlando and rest assured that SERVPRO of West Orange is by your side. By simply calling (407) 352-1569 you will find a whole team devoted to leaving your home "Like it never even happened."

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