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When Storms Hit, SERVPRO Provides Flooding Cleanup

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Storms are a year-round threat in Florida. Let SERVPRO handle the flooding so you can enjoy the fun and sun.

Orlando Residents Can Count on Us to Restore Their Home When Flooding Happens

Orlando, FL, is a thriving, bustling city in the heart of the Orlando Metropolitan Area. It is home to over 287,000 people as of 2019. Known as the "City Beautiful," thousands of tourists flock to Orlando every year to enjoy the sun and sand that Florida offers. 

Walt Disney Shares a Dream and Tourism Explodes 

As one of the most visited cities anywhere globally, two of the main attractions are Universal Orlando Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort. Much of the tourism that takes place today is owed to Walt Disney. When he chose to build Walt Disney World in 1965, the economy grew. Walt picked the area because it was further inland and less likely to be hit by hurricane damage, and the rest is history.  

And the Fun Continues 

When the resort opened in 1971, the growth of the area was phenomenal. Tourism is the city's primary source of revenue. Orlando has more entertainment venues and theme parks than any location in the entire world. Visitors can not only enjoy Disney World with its Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center but other magical places such as: 

  • Universal Orlando
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Legoland
  • Fun Spot America
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Sealife Aquarium

Conventions are Big Business  

Another source of revenue is the conventions that are held each year in Orlando. In 2004, the Orange County Convention Center increased in size to over 2 million square feet. One of the main attractions to the thousands of convention attendees is the skyscrapers that form a stunning skyline. There are 19 skyscrapers in Metro Orlando, a sight to behold at night along the water's edge. 

A City Built on Industry and Hi-Tech 

Orlando is recognized nationally as a hub of innovation in: 

  • Agricultural technology
  • Digital media
  • Aviation
  • Software design
  • Aerospace 

The city employs over 53,000 people in a $13.4 billion technology industry. Over 150 international businesses represent roughly 20 countries. 

Central Florida Research Park 

This research park is the 7th largest in the country. It is sprawled over more than a thousand acres and is where more than 120 companies perform in-depth research. The United States' primary military simulation and training programs are headquartered here. The world's most extensive modeling and simulation convention is held annually in the Orange County Convention Center. Metro Orlando is where the simulation procurement commands for all branches of the military are located. 

Entertainment, Television, and Film Sectors 

Orlando businesses such as the following support the electronic gaming and film and television industries: 

  • Universal Studios
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Full Sail University
  • UCF College of Arts and Humanities
  • Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy
  • Headquarters of Ripley Entertainment
  • Other entertainment schools and companies 

Students worldwide come to Orlando to learn film production, video game design, computer animation, and many other entertainment areas. 

The Performing Arts Contribute to Cultural Experiences 

Many different types of music can be experienced throughout the city. From rock to Latino, the music scene is a part of the entertainment background. Motion picture production is a multi-million-dollar industry in Orlando. Beginner artists come from all over to take part in the Florida Film Festival each year. But other performing arts do well also.  

Theater productions thrive in the Orlando Metropolitan Area. Both professional and semi-professional venues are spread throughout the city. Several well-known companies include the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Ballet, and the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Taking place at the Bob carr Performing Arts Centre are national Broadway Shows. The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival attracts touring shows from all over the world. And for lovers of classical music, there is the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orlando Symphony Orchestra. 

Sports Lover's Paradise 

If you are into sports, this city has it. Two major league teams, the Orlando Magic basketball team, and Orlando City SC soccer team, call this area home. It is also home to some minor league teams, including: 

  • Florida Fire Frogs
  • Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 
  • Orlando Predators
  • Orlando Anarchy  

Several famous athletes come from here. Shaquille O'Neal, Tiger Woods, and Ken Griffey, Jr are just a few examples. The second biggest fighting tournament occurs annually at the Community Effort Orlando, which draws over 4,000 visitors from countries worldwide. Football is a major draw as well, with events like the Citrus Bowl and the Cure Bowl. 

Something for Everyone 

No matter what you enjoy doing, you are sure to find it in Orlando. Fishing, watersports, theme parks, and cultural venues abound. Athletes can enjoy golfing and other sports activities. The summer season offers sun and sand while visiting in the winter can help you escape winter and avoid cold weather. Come in the summer and enjoy the sand and sun. Visit in the winter and avoid cold weather. Orlando welcomes you any time of year.  

Storms & Flooding are Always a Concern  

Although further inland than other major cities in Florida such as Tampa, Orlando is still prone to storms, hurricanes and tornadoes can wreak havoc on coastal towns. The weather events in 2020 have been incredibly damaging and have occurred more often. With these storms comes flooding. SERVPRO provides flooding cleanup to homes that have been impacted by floodwaters from storms. 

Let the Professionals Handle Flooding Cleanup 

Floodwater is contaminated water and can be highly dangerous. Health effects can arise from the various contaminants within the water. As floods rage through a town, they bring with them: 

  • Dirt
  • Debris
  • Bacteria
  • Medical waste
  • Chemical waste
  • Dead animals
  • Microbial contaminants

Homeowners should not attempt to clean up contaminated water on their own. At SERVPRO, we have the right PPE and other equipment to do the job safely and professionally. We provide emergency flood mitigation and then get to work cleaning, repairing, and restoring your home.  

We Understand Storms 

As residents of the area, we know what storm damage can do. It can be stressful as you try to keep your family together while being concerned about your home. SERVPRO of South Orange County can help ease that stress. Contact us at (407) 226-2621 for flooding cleanup.

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