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How to Stay Safe During a Restoration Project

8/4/2023 (Permalink)

circuit breaker panel You can prevent electrical hazards by turning your power off if the restoration process requires the wiring of the property to be exposed.

Restoration projects can be dangerous, so it's important to take steps to stay safe. Here are some tips on how to stay safe during a restoration project:

  • Wear protective gear. This includes gloves, goggles, a hard hat, and steel-toed boots.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Watch out for wet floors, exposed wires, and other hazards.
  • Don't work alone. Have someone with you in case of an emergency.
  • Follow the instructions of the restoration professionals. They know what they're doing, and they're there to help you stay safe.

Here are some additional tips for staying safe during a restoration project:

  • Turn off the power. This will help to prevent electrical hazards.
  • Secure the area. This includes boarding up windows and doors, and removing any loose debris.
  • Ventilate the area. This will help to remove moisture and prevent mold and mildew growth.
  • Clean and disinfect any affected areas. This will help to prevent the spread of bacteria and other contaminants.

By following these tips, you can help to stay safe during a restoration project and get your property back to normal as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Lake Nona is a trusted leader in damage restoration. We have over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success. We're committed to providing our customers with the best possible service, and we'll do everything we can to get your property back to normal as quickly as possible.

If you're having a restoration project done, contact SERVPRO of Lake Nona today at (407) 226-2621. We'll be there quickly to help you stay safe and get your property back to normal.

Skilled Mold Remediation After Flooding Rains in Orlando

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Mold remediation for your home is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for your home.

SERVPRO Acts Quickly in Orlando to Execute Mold Remediation

After significant storms beware of mold remediation in the Orlando area, your property could be subjected to floodwater infiltration. Not only do you need rapid water removal services to pull up standing water, but there could be the potential for mold growth given the right circumstances. Whether you see black mold or smell any foul, musty odors, you need to have someone come in to handle it as safely and efficiently as possible. Why call SERVPRO? Because we always come armed with the right equipment and years of experience in each mold mitigation situation!

How can I tell we need mold remediation in Orlando?

Unfortunately, mold is a likely outcome whenever your home gets impacted by flooding or interior water damage. Living organisms like mold spores will thrive when given moisture and organic materials to feed on. You cannot completely eliminate mold, but hiring professionals for mold cleanup will get you the level of cleaning you need to breathe freely within your property once again.

Once you contact our customer care team at SERVPRO, we mobilize our Green Fleet to your door with skilled technicians and all the right equipment for the job. After our arrival, we will:

  • Identify the moisture source to remove water and address the root cause. Failing to do so only means we leave an outlet for mold to develop again. 
  • Containment is put into place using sheeting and negative air pressure to keep microscopic spores from moving into unaffected areas of your property.
  • We begin pulling up mold spores with the help of vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filtration.
  • All surfaces get thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized with the help of specialized cleaning agents and anti-microbial products.

If you want a new level of peace of mind when hiring someone for mold remediation, our skilled team at SERVPRO of South Orange County is here to help. You can reach us by requesting help online or dialing (407) 226-2621.

Four Common Mold Remediation Tactics for Orlando Homes

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

Mold remediation is best left to professionals like SERVPRO. We make your Orlando home clean and safe.

Professional Mold Remediation Options Work Best for Damaged Orlando Homes

Mold can be among the more challenging damaging effects that your property experiences in its lifetime. While not all homes and businesses develop mold threats, some areas are impacted regularly by moist conditions that facilitate infestation. Our experienced professionals can respond quickly with remediation strategies that overcome threatening conditions and prevent further damage with processes such as:

  • Moisture removal
  • Content cleaning
  • Mold remediation
  • Repairs

Surface Cleaning Treatments

Beginning mold remediation in Orlando homes focuses on what can be done quickly to overcome developing infestations and prevent irreparable harm to hosting materials. Ideally, surface cleaning is chosen first because it is less invasive and destructive, introducing powerful antimicrobial products to affected surfaces that kill mold organisms on contact. 

Power / Hand-Sanding

Sanding is a measure of removing mold growth that only focuses on what is just beyond the surface layer. Using both hand sanding techniques and power tools, we can more effectively influence organisms trapped beyond the visible surface layer. This measurement is typically used with semi-porous materials like wood.

Media Blasting or Abrasive Cleaning

Among the more aggressive approaches that our professionals can take to remove active mold colonies from the property include media blasting. Along with efforts like sponge pressure cleaning, various media is blasted into the material substrate to eliminate mold organisms. The process could involve pressurized air or water, but water is more rarely used to prevent additional conditions for facilitating mold growth.

Controlled Demolition

While it is used as one of the final resorts for mold remediation, controlled demolition is a universally effective solution for removing active colonies. Discarding hosting elements is a certain method to eliminate mold concerns for the property. Because we have a contractor license, we can complete this demolition work as well as needed repairs and build back services required after mold exposure.

Mold is a threat to any home or business and should be resolved fast. Our SERVPRO of South Orange County team can help when you call (407) 226-2621. 

Creating a Safer Environment in Lake Nona Homes After a Fire

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Indoor air quality IAQ is a key component of fire damage restoration in the Lake Nona area of Florida

Emergency services stabilize and secure a fire-damaged Lake Nona property when restoration begins.

Fires are not uncommon for Orange County and its thousands of residents. Fire damages are among the most common callouts for our experienced restoration professionals. To account for this, we have a rapid response team that can implement needed emergency services and mitigative strategies to avoid preventable destruction.

Clearing Bulk Materials and Debris

One of the first steps in the early recovery of fire damage to Lake Nona homes is to address the heaps of collapsed, ruined materials in the house. Structure fires overwhelm installed construction materials, making the removal of charred remnants, ash, and debris critical for reducing harsh odors, airborne contaminants, and formidable soot residues.

A Focus on Safer Air Quality

Creating a safe and stable post-fire environment in a home requires our technicians to appreciate and account for airborne contaminants and hazards. Circulating carcinogenic particles like soot present an immediate and overwhelming risk to those without appropriate protective equipment. Utilizing tools like HEPA air scrubbers can trap these contaminants and make the environment safer. HEPA scrubbers help with:

  • Odors 
  • Mold spores
  • Soot particles
  • Ash

Eliminating Potentially Harmful Water

Another early mitigative action that our professionals can take is to focus on the water left behind after extinguishment. Depending on the spread and severity of the house fire, it can be expected to see many of the rooms saturated with water used to quell the blaze. Extraction and early drying solutions prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction wherever possible.

There is no mistaking the violent and destructive force of fires spreading through homes and businesses of the Greater Orlando area. As leading restoration professionals, our SERVPRO of South Orange County team can help overcome the threats of fire damage as fast as possible. Give us a call today at (407) 226-2621.

What Are Some Important Questions to Ask Orlando Mold Remediation Professionals?

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

What's behind your walls? SERVPRO is trained to locate and remediate visible and hidden mold growth.

SERVPRO Answers Any Question to Educate and Reassure Homeowners Affected by Mold

Mold contamination is a common problem in many properties. However, there is considerable misinformation, especially about remediation. When you notice mold signs in your Orlando home, you might not know which of the numerous recommended remedies might be helpful to you. 

Hiring a professional to help with mold remediation at your Orlando property is one of the best approaches since such providers have the necessary resources to contain mold effectively. SERVPRO has IICRC certified Applied Microbial Remediation technicians who have all the relevant mold development and management knowledge.

Some of the essential questions about mold include:

  • Why does mold develop?
  • Where does mold grow in a home?
  • When does mold become a problem?

The questions may be relevant to you due to various reasons. For instance, you might notice mold developing in a house when least expected, so the question of why arises. Rather than quoting general possibilities, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the property to establish what sparked the contamination if no apparent signs of water damage are identified. We can use thermos-hygrometers to probe humidity levels in different areas of the house. We can also use thermal cameras to check for hidden water leaks in the walls, ceilings, and other cavities.

Where mold damage develops is another common question when mold exhibits subtle signs such as a musty smell but no visible patches. Mold readily colonizes when moisture interacts with organic materials such as wood, cardboard, paper, and ceiling tiles. Our SERVPRO technicians use various cues, including checking where the musty odor is more pungent or looking for concealed moisture, thus identifying areas in your house where the mold is likely hidden. We then drill small holes and inspect the site with borescopes for confirmation.

Knowing whether the mold contaminating your home is a significant problem or not is essential in planning the remediation. For minor contamination, the processes can be completed while the house is still occupied. Our SERVPRO technicians erect barriers for protection. However, if there is severe contamination, you need to vacate the home during remediation since mold exposure can cause health effects. 

SERVPRO of South Orange County handles mold remediation professionally. Call us at (407) 226-2621. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Can Help Simplify Mold Remediation in Lake Nona Properties?

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Do you know how to prevent mold from spreading? SERVPRO does!

SERVPRO Provides Highly Trained Teams to Manage Mold Remediation Processes

Once mold develops in your property, you may have difficulty managing it by not taking appropriate action. The correct remediation approach should help restore preloss conditions in your Lake Nona property. It should also help keep costs manageable.

Mold remediation in Lake Nona properties requires several steps. Correctly handling each step is essential, so access to the right skills and equipment is mandatory. The restoration teams from SERVPRO include IICRC-certified microbial remediation technicians (AMRT) who are fully skilled in handling the process.

Everyday actions required as part of the remediation include:

  • Removing visible mold debris
  • Preventing the spread of mold or its residues
  • Refinishing the affected areas

One of the signs of a mold infestation is the patches or stains on wall and ceiling surfaces. The changes develop from the deterioration of materials or surface finishes and the accumulation of hyphae clusters. Removing all the masses of moldy materials is essential to restore preloss conditions.

Your attempts to address a mold problem might end up spreading it to other initially unaffected areas of your property. The spread might involve the fine residues released after disturbing moldy surfaces. Alternatively, new growth might develop if appropriate conditions are created in such areas. Our SERVPRO teams establish containment measures to prevent such spread along with an application of a fungicide.

Mold containment is more than one process since it involves:

  • Setting up containment barriers
  • Vacuuming all moldy residues from surfaces
  • Moisture management, especially when cleaning the affected areas

The best containment barriers are airtight to prevent the spread of microscopic mold residues. Our SERVPRO technicians use 6-mil plastic sheets and spring-loaded metal bars to create such barriers, especially during demolition to remove unsalvageable materials. Another good step is the establishment of negative air pressure within the contained area.

SERVPRO of South Orange County helps refinish the restored areas by painting or reinstalling materials, thus resolving a mold problem, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (407) 226-2621.

Orlando Residents - Leave Mold Remediation to the Skilled SERVPRO Team

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO uses state of the art moisture detection equipment for thorough drying after your home is affected by moisture.

Why Call SERVPRO When You Need Mold Remediation? We Have Proven Methods to Restore Your Orlando Home!

Something that Orlando homeowners may not think of is that water restoration and black mold removal go hand-in-hand. Because moisture is a significant catalyst during the mold growth process, the chances are good that you have a leak, spill, or hidden moisture that is the root cause of the issue. SERVPRO can come out to your property within hours of your call so that we can start the process of mold removal to bring your home back to pristine condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Why do you need professionals to handle mold remediation in Orlando? SERVPRO wants all potential clients to know that we have the methods and cleaning agents to get the job done as carefully, efficiently, and safely as possible. Some of the things that our crew will do after arriving at your property may include:

  • Containment, including the construction of barriers and tarping
  • Removal of all standing water
  • Taking a look for hidden leaks
  • Using moisture detection tools and sensors
  • Reducing overall relative humidity (RH)
  • Monitor airflow/movement
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agent application
  • Total sanitization and deodorization to ensure your Orlando home is Certified: SERVPRO Clean

About Relative Humidity

RH in the air throughout your property is the amount of moisture held at specific temperatures. Should RH become too high, it can turn into a breeding ground for mildew and mold. With the help of our powerful dehumidifiers, drying equipment, and other tools, we can restore RH and restore your interior safely.

Call us at SERVPRO of South Orange County when it is time to begin the mold remediation process. You can reach our offices by dialing (407) 226-2621.

Why Orlando Residents Should Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Assistance

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

When your home is flooded, quick action is required. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for water removal and flood damage remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Handles Every Detail of Flood Damage to Ensure Best Results for Your Orlando Property

Nobody expects floodwater to enter their home, but these events in Orlando sometimes happen without warning. You know that rapid water clean up is best, but where do you begin? One of the many reasons locals can trust SERVPRO is our industry-proven and reliable methods for flood restoration and quick response.

Flood damage within your Orlando home can leave you disheartened. However, SERVPRO works to restore versus replace wherever possible. We know that you have many elements that make your house your home, so we take the time to decontaminate surfaces carefully and perform water damage repairs to make it “Like it never even happened.”

In many flood restoration projects, items need to be carefully packed up and moved out. This process includes:

  • Our SERVPRO crew does all of the work to wrap large items for protection, gathering small belongings, and putting them into boxes for transport.
  • Everything is photographed, listed, and tagged for easy tracking.
  • The Contents Claim Inventory Services (CCIS) gets used for thorough documentation and security.
  • Items may get moved to a secure location on your property or transported to our facility for further cleaning and restoration.

SERVPRO also features the best equipment and methods in the industry, like:

  • Ultrasonic tanks for immersion cleaning
  • Drying mats for handling floor/subfloor drying
  • Freeze-drying used to remove moisture from paperwork, important documents, photographs, and books
  • Containment and drying chamber construction to target drying efforts, preventing secondary damage and mold growth

When SERVPRO of South Orange County handles your flood damage, you will get the results you deserve fast! Call us for emergency response at (407) 226-2621.

What Proprietary Cleaning Measures Remediate Orlando Residential Mold?

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Are you seeing signs of mold in your home? Call SERVPRO!

As a Leading Remediation Team, we Have Advanced Mold Removal Tactics for Orlando Properties

Mold can be an overwhelming presence in Central Florida homes and one that can get out of control without prompt removal and mitigation services. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly, when necessary, to begin mold inspections in the property and determine what materials are affected and the best remediation practices to help.

What Aggressive Cleaning Efforts Remove Mold Damage? 

When mold remediation in Orlando homes is necessary, we have several aggressive techniques to help:

  • Sandblasting– forceful propulsion of sand using compressed air that uses no moisture.
  • Media blasting –Various substances can get used in this process, though commonly, it is sodium bicarbonates or dry ice propelled with blasts of pressurized air to destroy mold organisms.
  • Sponge Pressure Cleaning - Similar to media blasting, this process is less abrasive to the underlying substrate by using sponges in place of harder media, with a great rate of absorption of the unwanted fungi and debris.

With advanced cleaning and recovery tactics available for mold-damaged properties, our SERVPRO of South Orange County has become a leading remediation team. When you suspect mold might exist in your home, call us for an inspection (407) 226-2621.

Finding Fire Cleanup Help in Orlando

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Plagued by odors and residue after a fire? Call SERVPRO for effective fire damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Assists Homeowners with Fire Cleanup

When you think of Orlando, Florida, the first thing you may think about is theme parks and tourist attractions. However, Orlando is a city with a rich history and over 250,000 residents. Orlando does boast of having the most visitors per year than any other destination in the world. In 2015, 68 million people visited Orlando.

Something most people don't know is that Orlando has over 100 lakes. The most prominent and famous lake in Orlando is Lake Eola, which is actually a sinkhole. In 1873 the cattle farmer Jacob Summerlin bought the land where Lake Eola sits. Little did anyone know a sinkhole at the edge of the property over a natural aquifer 200 feet underground. The aquifer filled from the bottom and the rainwater caused a sinkhole from above, creating what we now know as Lake Eola. At one time, the lake was 80 feet deep, but now the maximum depth is 23 feet 8 inches with an average depth of 11 feet 5 inches.

Lake Eola is the center of downtown Orlando. The Summerlin family donated it to the city in 1888 with the agreement that it would be a beautification project. Since then, there have been many beautification projects and updates to keep the park and the lake a beautiful attraction to both residents and visitors.

A beautiful feature of Lake Eola is the fountain. In 1912 it was built for 10,000 and quickly became a top-rated attraction. The city replaced the fountain for $350,000 in the late 1950s and named it the Centennial Fountain. Unfortunately, lightning struck the iconic fountain in 2009. However, being that it is such an essential piece of Orlando's history, the city spent 2 million dollars to repair it and update it to include spray jets during the day and a light show at night. The city also renamed the fountain to memorialize the fountain builder from the 50s. It is now called the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain.

Fun things to do at Lake Eola Park:

  • Enjoy the playground, memorials, or public art.
  • Paddle with one of the famous swan boats on the lake. 
  • Watch the various breeds of swans living at the lake; Trumeter, Black Neck, Whooper, Roayl, Mute, and Australian Black. 
  • Enjoy the farmers market, summer movies, or even concerts.

Methods of Cleaning After a Fire

Fire Cleanup is not always straightforward and best addressed by professionals. Different methods and products are required for optimal results. Your belongings may require off site cleaning, while you may need to clean the structure of your home, including permanent surfaces and building materials.

Our Professional SERVPRO team identifies how to best clean each surface by testing the surface and determining the type of residue they are cleaning. It is important to remember that not every surface is the same, and technicians should approach them accordingly.

The two categories of materials for cleaning are:

  • Washable: materials that respond to water-based cleaning products. 
  • Non-washable: materials that respond best to dry cleaning methods such as vacuuming or brushing away residue. 

For 24/7 assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of South Orange County at (407) 226-2621.

Why Call for Skilled Mold Remediation?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is nothing to play with. It can disrupt the whole house hold. Call the IICRC trained technicians at SERVPRO for the service you need.

SERVPRO knows how to address mold remediation carefully and safely at your Orlando condo

Your Orlando condo is your oasis, so it is essential that you keep the environment cozy, safe, and healthy for all living there. Should you suspect mold, it is vital that you seek professional remediation services. The more you know about mold and the potential for impacting your health, the better.

Why call SERVPRO for mold remediation in Orlando? Because we have the experience necessary to find it fast, address the source, and work on carefully cleaning it. Some of the areas of the home that people often find mold will include:

  • Ceilings and drywall
  • Furniture and carpeting
  • HVAC ducts and air conditioning units
  • Wood paneling
  • Piping underneath sinks, tubs, and showers
  • Window sills

Mold spores are all around us, but they tend to colonize when moisture increases. Rather than disrupting mold and mildew on your own, our SERVPRO crew arrives wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). We have safety protocols that allow us to carefully clean up the mold, followed by sanitization and deodorization. Once we get done, your condo’s interior will be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Do you feel as though you need professional mold remediation services? Call us at SERVPRO of South Orange County to learn more about what we can do for you. To set up a crew to arrive at your home for an assessment, call us at (407) 226-2621.

Unwind in Orlando After Christmas Day

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Go enjoy a movie in the park after Christmas day to unwind and share memories with your loved ones.

Come Watch the Movies in the Park in Orlando

The holidays are a great time to get together and attend parties, but they can also be stressful. The day after Christmas, bring your blanket, chairs, snacks, and your favorite pillow along with the fam, and come enjoy Holiday Movies in the Park. This week the movie showing is "Love Actually," which is a tale about eight different couples dealing with their love lives unraveling in various ways during a very frantic holiday season. The venue asks that attendees observe current social distancing protocols and safety measures. The areas for blanket placement on the ground will get clearly marked. 

  • Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020 
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Lake Eola Park

SERVPRO of South Orange County at (407) 226-2621 for professional assistance through mold remediation in Orlando homes. The experienced technicians know the warning signs of a mold infestation behind the scenes.

What Should You Do When Hurricanes Cause Flash Flooding for Orlando Homes?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Our professionals are available anytime that you need us by calling (407) 226-2621.

Having an emergency plan can ensure that the right mitigation and recovery steps get started promptly in your damaged Orlando house.

Hurricane season spans months, and this means that for this time, Orlando homes and businesses could always be at risk for rapidly developing powerful storm systems. With torrential rainfall and other devastating conditions, structural damage and flooding are both possibilities.

The objective of flood removal for Orlando homes is rarely for preserving the exposed materials and contents, mostly when natural flooding and flash flooding emergencies occur. The high probability of contamination often makes water removal a necessary action to protect elements of the house that have yet to be impacted by migrating loss effects.

What Should You Do When Flooding Begins in Your House?
As much as many homeowners might wish for a long list of actions that they can take when flooding occurs, that can make restoration efficient and keep costs to a minimum, but this is rarely the case. In most situations, the possible approaches that a property owner can take are often limited to retrieving their prized valuables and keepsakes and ensuring that utilities get shut off to the property if possible to reduce injury hazards for responding technicians. Last-minute actions include:

    •    Content Relocation
    •    Shut Off Utilities
    •    Vacate the Premises

What Pre-Mitigation Evaluation Data Gets Collected?
Evaluating the property as quickly and completely as possible prepares technicians for what to expect when we dispatch from our warehouse. The data collected and questions answered all play a role in the efficient recovery of the property after a flood.

Customer Concerns – After a flood, homeowners have their shortlist of priorities for responding technicians and contractors from our SERVPRO team. We also prioritize these requests to ease the stress of restoration.

Flood Damage – The current damages in a structure can have immediate ramifications for contents, occupants, and restoration obstacles. We thoroughly inspect the entire home after a flood to catalog and record all present compromises.

Contamination – Learning which contents and structural elements have become exposed to contaminants like bacterial and viral pathogens brought in with natural flooding, we can determine demolition and disinfection needs.

Content Damage and Inventory – Another action required before mitigation is choosing when to relocate contents in the path of migrating floodwater. By placing these items in a dry, safe location, we can prevent irreparable damage. When these items are already damaged, we can catalog these damages and inventory individual belongings before transporting them to our nearby SERVPRO facility.

What Tools Remove Standing Water and Trapped Water?
Flash flooding and natural flooding can require fast extraction to protect other areas of the house. Often direct exposure with potentially contaminated water can lead to a need for controlled demolition and replacement, though extraction often happens before this demolition is possible. Standing water presents a persistent threat to the property until the pooling gets eliminated from the residence's affected areas.

Carpet Wands – With how quickly carpeting can absorb moisture from standing water after a flood, many of these flooring materials must be removed and replaced. We have extraction tools like carpet wands to pull trapped water from the upper layer of the flooring system for uncontaminated areas.

Wet Vacuums – Wet vacuums are among the most versatile of the tools in our inventory, and this is due mainly to the versatility of these units and their portability. These vacuums can support multiple attachments to perform the extraction in challenging areas or trapped in materials.

Submersible Pumps – Using specific tools like submersible pumps, we can move hundreds of gallons an hour in residential applications. After natural flooding, submersible pumps need to have sufficient intake and discharge lines to accommodate the present debris and solids in the pooling.

How Much of the House Requires Demolition?
Initial demolition is often determined based on job scoping by our project manager. Oversaturation, warping, and deterioration are all deciding factors in which building materials require removal and discarding. A thorough inspection of the property is necessary after mitigation and restoration efforts have completed, as well. This evaluation determines what structural elements require replacement. During these recovery stages, our professionals can better understand the progress of cleaning and drying efforts, which can often indicate early on when further demolition or repairs might be necessary.

Flash flooding can be a quickly forming threat for your residence. With the force of these emergencies against your house's vulnerable points, or when saturation occurs with interior materials, our SERVPRO of South Orange County team can help. Our professionals are available anytime that you need us by calling (407) 226-2621.

How Do I Get Water Out From Under My Dishwasher in Orlando?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO technicians bring the expert skills and equipment to your Orlando home for any size water cleanup needed

A malfunctioning dishwasher in Orlando can dump several gallons of water on your kitchen floor in short order. That water will immediately follow the path of least resistance and run under cabinets, along walls and, in some cases, seep under the flooring. This can create more significant issues, such as:
    •    Loose tiles due to delamination
    •    Mold   
    •    Foul musty odors
    •    The ruination of building materials

Do the Kitchen Cabinets Require Removal to Cleanup Water Damage From a Dishwasher?

The type of extraction actions needed against water damage in an Orlando home depends on the kind of materials used to construct the cabinets and if there are easy access points such as toe kicks to remove for water removal. SERVPRO technicians can remove the toe kicks and other appliances in the vicinity to extract the water. If the cabinets need to get pulled away from the wall as part of the restoration services, every attempt gets made to ready them for re-installation and reuse in the home post-mitigation.

Different Types of Kitchen Flooring Have Varying Outcomes After Water Exposure

While ceramic tile with a good seal on the grout has the best outcome after a water spill, it does not mean all other types of flooring do not have restoration potential. Vinyl and laminate floorboards that do not show signs of damage such as swelling or bending can frequently get dried in place as can hardwood floorboards. One of the determining factors remains whether or not seepage occurred under the floor covering. SERVPRO techs always work with saving the homeowner the cost of replacement whenever possible.

Water damage needs fast action as soon as possible, and SERVPRO of South Orange County at (407) 226-2621 is ready 24/7 to come to your home and do the necessary restoration services to lessen the damage to your home and contents.

To Get A Mold Inspection, Or To Not Get A Mold Inspection?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

There is an urban myth that there is mold in every Florida home, therefore every home buyer calls for a mold inspection report to be done before moving in. Real Estate Agents also call on behalf of their out of state clients. When purchasing a property, make sure to pay special attention to hot spots like Bathrooms, especially near showers and toilets; Windows, for leaks from rainwater, sprinklers and condensation from the Florida humidity, can all cause mold to form.

Not all mold is visible mold. It can hide within HVAC ducts, behind kitchen cabinets and baseboards. In that instance it is recommended that you seek a mold inspection to help determine your course of action. If you do however see mold, give the skilled professionals at SERVPRO of South Orange County a call for a free assessment and estimate.

Content Move Out

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Inventoried and carefully packed contents stored away properly until structure is ready for the move back.

When an insured experienced a fire loss, it was necessary to move the home’s contents to another location for storage, security and restoration of damaged contents. This process is also referred to as a pack out. When SERVPRO of South Orange County arrived to assess the damage, they pretested the items to determine their cleanability. They then made a complete inventory of all items being moved out of the structure on a room-to-room basis to ensure all items are detailed. Those items that are restorable will be carefully packed for removal. After the contents were packed and the furniture was labeled, the professionals from SERVPRO of South Orange County checked off each item on the inventory list as it was being loaded into the moving van for removal. Once removed, each item was carefully restored and stored until the structure was ready for the move back. When the structure had been restored, SERVPRO of South Orange County professionals returned the cleaned and restored contents to the insured.

Do NOT wait to call!

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Give us a call any time 24/7.

When it’s your home or business that’s underwater, mitigation can’t wait. You need mitigation to begin yesterday.

The cost of water damages can increase exponentially with time. Wood floors warp, drywall soaks in moisture and mold develops in hard-to-reach areas of your home or business.   The benefits of rapid mitigation by a SERVPRO of South Orange County Technician are two-fold: Your costs go down as potential hazards may be avoided, and your peace of mind goes through the roof.

So, if the unthinkable happens to your home or business, allow SERVPRO of South Orange County to help quickly turn your “before” into a “happily ever after.”

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week just call 407-226-2621

We Are Cleaning Experts

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Ready and fully equipped for any size job

SERVPRO of South Orange County is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of 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 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 is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of South Orange County, 407-226-2621





Customer satisfaction is our number one priority!

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Thankful for our amazing customers

If water damage threatens your home or office call us at (407) 226-2621.  We are here to help and care for not only your home or office, but for you as an individual.  Our ultimate goal is to help make it a little less stressful on you. 

Efrain was great. Please send him for future work.

-Robert F.

Sam very helpful and professional. Would recommend SERVPRO.

-Dena W.

Brian arrived first and was so nice and calm, he explained all the paperwork and contracts to me.

-Arianalyz F.

The owner of the company (Tony Toups) met with me personally since day 1 and helped me through the entire process with my insurance company. This was my first roof leak and I was at a complete loss of what to do. But SERVPRO of South Orange County made sure to explain every step and answered all of my questions. Thank You!!

-Juan O.

Positive Feedback

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Orange County strives each and every day to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always ecstatic to get positive feedback from our customers.

Here are some recent quotes from real customers:

Extremely satisfied. Caleb is truly professional. I was impressed that Brian took time to come by to survey the work. 2nd time SERVPRO of South Orange County helped us mitigate water damage.

-Joseph P.

Darian & Magaly were thorough & informative. The first team Jake & Tyler were professional and very communitive about the follow up process, I did not have to ask the questions to get answers.

-Janet J.

Very friendly and professional group! Highly recommend.

-Dee Dee S.

Overall team was very professional in approach, answered all questions on moisture issues.

-Christopher A.

Why SERVPRO of South Orange County for your Restoration Needs?

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Choose SERVPRO of South Orange County

Why choose SERVPRO of South Orange County for your water mitigation needs? Our technicians are highly trained in water mitigation.  They are required to be WRT (Water Damage Restoration) by the IICRC and trained in the SERVPRO Employment Certification Training Program (ECTP).  Not only do they have the training, they have experience and have access to the equipment and skills that are requisite for a proper restoration. We ensure that SERVPRO of South Orange County has their technician safety and health certifications up to date, as well as their specialized training. Our technicians have been trained formally in schools approved by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  SERVPRO of South Orange County work may be done in a commercial or residential location.

Contents Cleaning and Restoration Save Money

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of South Orange County? Because we can save your contents and your money!!

Following a fire damage, one of the toughest recovery challenges facing a property owner or manager is dealing with fire, smoke and soot-and likely water-damaged contents. SERVPRO of South Orange County Professionals can help alleviate some of the stress involved and, in the process, help lower recovery costs by cleaning and restoring contents quickly and correctly.

Traditionally, replacement costs for contents are more expensive than cleanup and restoration. Many contractors simply resort to the “tear out the throw out” approach, which ultimately increases recovery costs. By carefully pretesting contents for restorability, SERVPRO of South Orange County can quickly help a property owner determine what to restore and what needs to be replaced.

Another advantage to utilizing your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional is Contents Claim Inventory Service. Utilizing CCIS, technicians can sort contents into three categories: salvageable, non-salvageable and questionable. An electronic inventory of every item allows a property owner to efficiently handle contents decisions. Should items need to be moved out while facility undergoes restoration, the CCIS inventory serves as a useful tracking tool for content management and movement.

In addition, should a fire damage exceed your commercial insurance deductible limit, the CCIS inventory can make filing and settling contents claims a less stressful and time consuming process.

Contact SERVPRO of S. Orange County Professional to discuss a detailed preloss inventory of your facility’s contents before a disaster strikes. Your detailed inventory will be delivered in a customizable electronic spreadsheet format that can be manipulated in Microsoft Excel.

SERVPRO of South Orange County Can Handle Any Size Job!

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

No job is too big...no job is too small...for the SERVPRO of South Orange County Technicians!!

If you think SERVPRO of South Orange County can only handle small losses, think again. SERVPRO of South Orange County can respond quickly and handle losses of any size, anywhere in the Orlando area. 

When faced with lost revenue dues to down time, large businesses trusted SERVPRO of South Orange County to get them back in operation, and we delivered as promised. Your priorities are our priorities.

When Mother Nature strikes, SERVPRO of South Orange County is ready as well. Over the years we have mobilized teams for hurricanes such as hurricane Irma and offering support to homes and businesses damaged by devastating hurricane seasons. We also pride ourselves on our ability to constantly respond to other disasters that occur during the year, from summer floods to storms, as we have done throughout our years of operation.

You can count on SERVPRO of South Orange County Professionals for cleanup and restoration projects, big or small.

The Secret to Our Success

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

All employees undergo extensive water restoration training and certification.

SERVPRO of South Orange County is a leading cleanup and restoration company in the United States. One of the primary reasons for this success is the quality people found throughout our Franchise organization. Quality people have two major attributes, they have a positive attitude and they are technically skilled. These attributes are vital for both success in the SERVPRO of South Orange County System, and in the quest to always provide the highest quality service.

But these attributes become even more important when you consider that almost every customer our Franchise encounter has just experienced some form of traumatic, life-altering event. A home saturated by water, a business damaged by fire, a structure overrun with mold. When dealing with these types of crisis, the customer wants to know that they are dealing with a professional, not someone who lacks training or is willing to take shortcuts that could lead to even more problems in the future.

Instead, they want to know that the people caring for them are knowledgeable of the latest industry standards, are trained to follow standard restoration methods and processes, will take the time to answer their questions and meet their needs, and will put their life back in order as quickly as possible. They want SERVPRO of South Orange County Professional.


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