Irrigation Systems Can Become a Water Problem On The Inside of Your Home
We were able to locate the leak and then dry the carpet and slab to prevent mold.
Your desire to consistently hydrate the gardens and other landscaping around your Lakeland home led to the installation of an automatic sprinkling system. Saving time, water, and money over the long term were incentives, but malfunctions led to unintended concerns. It is not uncommon for irrigation configurations to cause water to seep into foundations or crawl spaces or soak into the exterior wall of a house. We can mitigate the damage.
If just one sprinkler head is knocked out of alignment, water can pound the siding of your house rather than foundation plantings. The water damage caused to your dwelling may go undetected for a time, allowing the moisture to build up and begin to destroy the building materials inside your dwelling. Likewise, a bend or break in the underground conduits carrying water to the various sprinkler heads can super-saturate the ground around your home, seeping into the slab foundation or crawl space. Our technicians respond with practical strategies that remove the water and dry out the structure.
The first you realize that the irrigation system is the culprit might be after the SERVPRO of Lakeland crew arrives. You have just noticed some peeling paint or a bulge and dampness on an interior, outward facing wall. You might fear a plumbing leak inside the house. Once we discuss your concerns, we evaluate the situation. If your water pressure is unaffected and bills are as expected, a leak is unlikely. When we walk around the property, our trained eyes catch signs of a misaligned spray.
The good news is that eliminating this water source is as easy as disengaging the sprinkler system. SERVPRO then extracts any standing water and uses air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the interior of your home. Because the conditions could be ripe for microbial growth, we look for any evidence of mold damage. If any is found, our mold remediation team can complete a mold abatement.
If water saturation has seeped into your crawl space or foundation, we use drying strategies and review the vapor barriers in place. SERVPRO of Lakeland advises you work with the company that installed the sprinkler system to locate the leak or redirect the errant spray head. Otherwise, the water damage can return.
SERVPRO of Lakeland can help restore damage done by an automatic outdoor watering system. Call us at 863-646-4213 to schedule a consultation.
Do You Know How To Cut Off The Water?
SERVPRO of Lakeland wants to partner with your company to help when it matters.
Many workplaces always call on the boss or the maintenance man when something goes wrong. What if they were home sick, or in a meeting and you need to locate the water shut off, where do you start?
SERVPRO of Lakeland can help commercial property managers in planning for a water, fire, storm damage. How? With a free Emergency Response Profile created by the SERVPRO Marketing Department.
By having a plan of action and including it in your regular training at your office you can minimize the cost if an unplanned event happens like a busted pipe, fire or any other type of disaster.
Some property managers use this as a tool to keep everything organized in one central location.
Is your business ready for a disaster? Even a simple pipe burst can cause a lot of damage and headaches. With a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile it can have the critical information to minimize damages, provide the resources for the employees of the company, and provide property details and information. This is a FREE service that we provide to commercial properties.
Make an appointment today to get started!
If the unthinkable happens, call your local SERVPRO of Lakeland at 863-646-4213 seven days a week 24/7 to help you avoid the cost and hassle of secondary damages. We will help make it "Like it never even happened."
Different Smoke Types
SERVPRO of Lakeland is always here to help during the different disasters you may experience. 863-646-4213
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
Smoke and soot facts:
Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Lakeland will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke– Plastic and Rubber
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke– Paper and Wood
Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue– Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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Commercial Water Damage
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Damage Assessment Practices
Flooding and water damage events in Lakeland, Plant City 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 assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals 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.
About SERVPRO of Lakeland
SERVPRO of Lakeland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Have a question?
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Holiday Fire Safety Tips
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year from your friends at SERVPRO of Lakeland.
Everyone loves to decorate for the holidays, but pretty lights and candles that bring holiday cheer can make your holidays from festive to frightening. Here are a few safety tips from the American Red Cross that can reduce the risk of fire to your home or business during this holiday season in Lakeland, Plant City area.
Make sure you’re Christmas tree, candles or other decorations are at least three feet away from any heat sources such as fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators and heat vents.
Check all light strings to make sure they are in good condition. Do not use any electrical cords that are frayed and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to properly use them.
Always unplug tree and holiday lights before leaving your home or going to bed.
Never use lit candles to decorate a tree. Blow out all candles before leaving your home or going to bed.
Disasters don’t wait for regular business hours. SERVPRO of Lakeland is available 24/7, including holidays. Call us at 863-646-4213.
SERVPRO of Lakeland wishes you a SAFE and HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
Mold in Lakeland, Fl
A dishwasher was slowly leaking and it never came to surface until the homeowner started smelling a strong musky smell.
Mold becomes a problem inside a home or business when there's excessive humidity or moisture for an extended period of time. The problem can originate from sudden water releases, like a burst pipe or large spill that goes untreated, or from a chronic condition, such as a leaking roof or plumbing. Even high humidity or warm, moist air condensing on cool surfaces can trigger mold problems. It's always best to have the mold evaluated and removed by a certified professional like SERVPRO of Lakeland.
Mold can grow almost anywhere in a home or business if conditions permit. If there is visible growth on painted wall surfaces, property owners should be concerned about what may be growing on the wall's opposite side. The environment inside the walls of a house often differs drastically from the outside and could create a perfect haven for mold. If the wall remains wet for a prolonged period, it's almost guaranteed that the mold growth on the back side will be worse than on the front. At that point, containing the work space and removing moldy materials, followed by cleaning of salvageable framing, are the best options.
Certified professionals have the training and experience to:
Identify moisture sources
Evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected)
Contain damage to the smallest area possible
Physically remove contamination
Dry materials to ensure that mold will not return
Perform or recommend procedures for returning property to a preloss condition
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Find Mold? Don't Touch!
There is over 100,000 different species of mold.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
Stay out of affected areas.
Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
Contact SERVPRO of Lakeland for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Lakeland specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 863-646-4213
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Never Wait After a Storm Damage to Call The Pros.
Get help sooner, rather than later. Every minute counts when it comes to storm damage.
If you come home to find standing ground water and flooding in your home, chances are you'll feel frustrated. You may think you can handle the ground water yourself. After all, as an experienced homeowner, you've likely weathered river flooding and storms before. It's important that you avoid trying to repair your house on your own, however. A home restoration expert has the experience and the tools to repair your home. The right water restoration expert can help you with a variety of issues, including:
General storm damage
Never wait to pursue help for storm damage especially if the damage involves a roof repair. A roof leak is a serious issue that can arise after storm damage or wind damage. Roof damage can also occur as a result of wind damage. Roof damage that leads to a roof leak can cause a variety of issues, including interior damage to your home. The right storm restoration expert can help you with roof repair and other storm remediation. Remember that it's important to get home restoration assistance as soon as possible.
Call SERVPRO of Lakeland today if you experience Storm Damage 863-646-4213.
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SERVPRO of Lakeland is Growing! Now Hiring!
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SERVPRO of Lakeland is growing, and we invite you along as we provide unparalleled cleanup and restoration services to our friends and neighbors. Become part of our Awesome Staff!! Let us help you create a great future.
Primary Role: Perform services as assigned, following SERVPRO production guidelines. Communicate with our customer to make sure that all needs are satisfied. Support your crew chief and other production personnel as you work in a team-oriented environment. Clean and maintain vehicles, equipment, warehouse areas as needed. Always look sharp in your uniform.
Results Expected: Production processes are performed according to guidelines and work orders. Communications to crew chief and customer are timely. Jobs are completed at or beyond customer expectations, our number one goal. Vehicles, equipment, and facilities remain clean, orderly, and working properly.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Come and join a Team that can offer you a great future.
Email us your resume to office@SERVPROlakeland.com or call us at 863-646-4213 for an interview.
Know What To Do If A Water Damage Happens In Your Home.
Know how to cut water off to your appliances.
Experiencing a water loss can be a highly traumatic experience for you and your family. That is why it is so important to be as prepared as possible. Here are a few things to think about, to be better prepared from a water loss.
1. Make sure that you are aware of where all of your shut off valves are located. These can be critical in minimizing damages if you have a pipe break in your home.
2. Be sure to have all of your emergency contacts in your cell phone. This can include local city utilities, plumbers, electricians and any other service company. SERVPRO of Lakeland is a 24/7 company so you are welcome to call us at anytime at 863-646-4213.
Although, there are times where we can't prevent the worst from in happening to our homes, the more we are prepared the better chance we have of minimizing the damages.
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