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Questions About Mold Remediation to Consider.

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Questions About Mold Remediation to Consider. If the source is strong, mold can become very overwhelming. Call us Today 863-646-2413

Here are some questions to consider:

Are there existing moisture problems in the building?

Has the building been recently remodeled or has the building use changed?

Are there hidden sources of water or is the humidity too high?

Are building occupants reporting health problems?

Is consultation with medical or health professionals indicated?

Has maintenance been delayed or the maintenance plan been altered?

Have building materials been wet more that 48 hours?

Are building materials or furnishings visibly damaged?

SERVPRO of Lakeland’s top priority always is to protect the health and safety of the building occupants. It is also important to communicate with building occupants when mold problems are identified. In some cases, especially those involving large areas of contamination, the remediation plan may include temporary relocation of some or all of the building occupants.

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What To Do if You Find Mold in Your Lakeland Home?

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What To Do if You Find Mold in Your Lakeland Home? SERVPRO of Lakeland removing Mold from a home in Lakeland. 863-646-4213

Finding mold in your home can be a stressful situation. We want to make sure you know what to do and how to handle it. First if you have any questions feel free to call us at anytime at 863-646-4213.

If you discover mold or any kind of microbial growth growing in your home, it is important to get a certified industrial hygienist to test the substance. Once the growth is determined the proper recommendations can be written for how to remove and treat the affected area. It is very important to make sure each step is taken into account. This way the job can be completed and not have to be redone for a second time.

Overall if you need more insight on mold remediation, visit our website at:

http://www.SERVPROlakeland.com/

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How to Overcome a Fire Damage.

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Overcome a Fire Damage. Fire and Smoke damage can be devastating. Call us today 863-646-4213

A home fire can have devastating physical and mental repercussions. Instead of feeling helpless and wondering where to turn next, use this guide to help you recover and return to normal as soon as possible.

If you have experienced a home fire in Lakeland, and Plant City area and are in need of fire damage restoration services, call SERVPRO at 863-646-4213.

SERVPRO’s Guide for What to Do After a Home Fire

Contact your insurance company right away

Ask your agent about immediate needs for your home, such as removing water caused by the fire department and covering exposed windows and doors. Then, ask about your coverage. Your agent will likely recommend you make a list of everything that was lost or damaged in the fire, including detailed descriptions of each item and what you paid for them.

If you don’t have insurance, your family and the community may help you get back on your feet. Seek help from the Salvation Army, religious organizations, and/or other community groups.

Take care of your family and pets

Be willing to ask for help; you don’t need to go through this recovery process alone. Contact a local disaster relief service to find a place to stay and necessities such as food, clothing, and medicine. Consider leaving your pet with a friend, family member, or veterinarian until things settle down.

Be careful when you return home

Do not enter your damaged home or apartment unless you check with the fire department first and they say it’s safe to do so. When you enter, tread carefully since the fire could have damaged the roof and floor to the point that they might collapse. Ask the fire department if the utilities (gas, electricity, and water) are safe to use. If not, don’t attempt to turn these back on yourself.

Look into replacing important records

Valuable documents (driver’s licenses, passports, social security cards, birth certificates, wills, warranties, etc.) may have been lost in the fire. It’s possible to restore these documents. You can even replace items such as burned paper money, melted coins, and mutilated US Savings bonds.

Seek professional cleaning and restoration services

Homes with relatively small fires can be cleaned and restored to their original condition. Professional fire damage restoration services cover the full scope of cleaning, restoring, and repairing your home, including fire, smoke, and water damage. Experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Lakeland know what cleaning techniques work best for different types of fires and different damaged materials. Even seemingly unaffected areas can be damaged by smoke, which is another reason to leave cleanup in the hands of seasoned professionals.

The road to recovery may be rocky, but with support from your family, friends, and community, and a reliable cleaning and restoration service at your side, you can return to normal sooner than you think. Call SERVPRO of Lakeland to begin the cleanup process today.

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What is This Toxic Black Mold Everyone Talks About?

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is This Toxic Black Mold Everyone Talks About? It only takes 72 hours for mold growth to begin. Give the pros at SERVPRO of Lakeland a call.

What we call "black mold" is a common name for several different species of toxigenic molds, including Aspergillus and Stachybotrys . As you might guess, these toxic black molds get their name from their appearance: wet, slimy, and greenish-black. Like other types of fungi, mold grows best in damp indoor environments.

When toxic black molds are visible in your home, they're relatively easy to test, treat, and eliminate—especially with the expert team at SERVPRO of Lakeland. The real danger is when you have mold hiding in the drywall, the attic, the ducts, under appliances, or anywhere else it can creep into your home unnoticed. Call SERVPRO of Lakeland and we can navigate with you with the help of an industrial hygienist to pin down the mold.

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Restoring Your Polk and Hillsborough County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Polk and Hillsborough County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Lakeland is always here to help!

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to evaluate each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many situations, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Our professionals at SERVPRO of Lakeland are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

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Protect Your Property from Flood Damage

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protect Your Property from Flood Damage Flooding that happened to a mobile home community during Hurricane Irma.

Because of our location as a gulf state, Polk County, and Hillsborough county residents are especially prone to damage caused by floods. Flooding can be common during the hurricane season but unusual weather patterns can also bring unexpected flooding of the type we have witnessed in our state over the last few years.

If your home has flooded, it is important to conduct a list of safety checks before returning inside.

This includes:

-Checking the roof for dips across the surface

-Checking external walls to determine if they are no longer plum

-Checking the foundation from the outside to see if it has been damaged

-Making sure electricity and gas have been shut off

Once inside, there can be multiple safety hazards and threats. The presence of mold is a real possibility and a valid concern for your personal safety. If you have an older home, there is also the risk of lead or asbestos contamination. Flood water contains multiple health hazards and just because the visible water is gone, it doesn’t mean the contaminants are no longer a threat.

That burning desire to check your home after major water damage is natural but even a few minutes inside could be bad for your health. At SERVPRO of Lakeland, we provide emergency water disaster services for Lakeland, Plant City, Valrico, Brandon, and surrounding areas. We have given our mitigation specialists extensive training for safely entering this type of dangerous environment and for getting the remediation process started. It is our hope you never have to experience this type of natural disaster or other types of water damages but if you do, we are a phone call away at 863-646-4213 and are always ready to help.

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Supplement your Existing Emergency Plan with SERVPRO of Lakeland's ERP

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services Supplement your Existing Emergency Plan with SERVPRO of Lakeland's ERP SERVPRO of Lakeland "Like it never even happened." only happens here.

SERVPRO of Lakeland offers the ERP or Emergency Ready Profile, as a tool that can help prepare your business for anything that may happen. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information. It can be an ideal supplement to any existing emergency preparedness plan. Rather than simply reacting to a disaster, businesses can be proactive by establishing a relationship with a restoration company. SERVPRO of Lakeland is a leader in fire and water damage response and can help you get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile offers the following:

-Secure information in one location that will help you get back into your building following a disaster.

-A free assessment of your facilities emergency preparedness.

-Facility details such as shut off valve locations, priority contact information and identification of the line of command to authorize emergency work to begin

So call us today for a free ERP assessment 863-646-4213

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DRYBOOK™ Documentation

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO DRYBOOK™ Documentation Our crew chief Mike Is monitoring, that way he can input everything correctly into DRYBOOK™.

SERVPRO® uses state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

DRYBOOK™ DOCUMENTATION

SERVPRO of Lakeland professionals use the latest technology to help ensure your property is dried quickly and efficiently.

DryBook™ is a proprietary tool that:

-Manages industry drying requirements.

-Provides real-time documentation on the drying process.

-Validates that services are executed to standard.

-Reports to all stakeholders involved.

-Allows real-time updates through DryBook™ Mobile integration.

This improves results and restores your property at a faster rate, getting you back in your home or business sooner. The bottom line? SERVPRO of Lakeland have the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO of Lakeland fire damage restoration update

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Lakeland fire damage restoration update With time soot gets harder to wipe down. It is important to address all Fire Damage professionally, as soon as possible! 863-646-4213

There are several Fire Damage Restoration projects SERVPRO of Lakeland has begun this summer. Some of these have long term fire damage and have not been professionally addressed until now. It is very important to hire a professional to restore all Fire Damage. Call the SERVPRO professionals in Lakeland 863-646-4213 for a free fire remediation estimate! 

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SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO First Responder Bowl SERVPRO of Lakeland is excited at the opportunity to be apart of honoring our first responders.

In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO® First Responder Bowl! Kickoff for the newly christened SERVPRO® First Responder Bowl is set for December 26, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. EST) and will be televised by ESPN.
The 2018 SERVPRO® First Responder Bowl is the ninth edition of the bowl game, formerly known as the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and part of the 89-year history of games being played at Cotton Bowl Stadium. First responders to be honored include police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, correctional officers, search and rescue, dispatchers, security guards, federal agents, border patrol agents and military personnel who have specialized training and are the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency.
This bowl game opportunity evolved from the shift in our strategic charitable alignment which happened last year during Hurricane Harvey. For the past several years, the SERVPRO® Brand has been aligned with the American Red Cross (ARC) in which collectively, we have contributed over $1.5 million to. Our efforts helped the ARC support disaster victims in a variety of ways. During Hurricane Harvey, there was a natural tendency to want to get more involved in helping others beyond what our services provide and beyond just donating dollars. Out of this, an idea was born in the form of a campaign designed around helping First Responders who stand ready to help at any cost providing a safe society for us all. This developed into an opportunity to give back to those who protect us on a daily basis, and more specifically, to honor their hard work and dedication. Our original efforts around supporting First Responders came in the form of tents at PGA TOUR tournaments where SERVPRO® and other national Brands provided free admission and a day of relaxation in a hospitality tent for any First Responder who wanted to attend. This past May, ESPN contacted us with a special opportunity to be the title sponsor of the First Responder Bowl. This is an awesome platform for SERVPRO® to align with this group and support a great cause. Tickets to the SERVPRO® First Responder Bowl will go on sale September 15th. For more information, check out the official website www.firstresponderbowl.com. 

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