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Commercial Mold

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Dealing with mold, fire or water damage at your facility? Call SERVPRO at (863)236-3553. We are always here to help. If you own a commercial building and have had any of the listed damages, we can assist you. Below is a list of additional services we provide.

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal, De-humidification & Renovation
  • Mold Mitigation, Remediation & Renovation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Contents Claim Inventory
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Tile Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Upholstery Cleaning and Care
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Renovations

Our goal is to focus on excellent customer service and to provide expert remediation, restoration and cleaning services in a timely manner and at a fair price. Our vision is to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in our industry and we take great pride in our reputation.

 

Causes of House Fires

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

A house fire can be caused by many things but one of the leading causes are cooking equipment. Stoves, Microwaves, Burners, they all have the potential to cause some serious damage. Knowing some safety tips when using these items can prevent fires. If you are cooking something, never leave it unattended, always keep a fire extinguisher in your home, be cautions when cooking with grease and never put metal in a microwave. If you have any damages call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Source: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire 

Leaking Roof Causing Water Damage

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

If you have a roof leak it is very important to get a professional company out to address the damage and either fix it or tarp it. If the leak continues it can turn into more than just a roof leak. The roof leaked and continued to leak and eventually caused the drywall ceiling to collapse. The customer was overwhelmed and needed help. SERVPRO was able to go out and take it off their hands. They were very pleased with our services.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

IIRC Certification

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Winter Haven has been an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm for ten years. The IICRC sets the gold standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry, of which SERVPRO is an industry leader. The following is from the IICRC official website (http://www.IICRC.org).

”IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the cleantrust logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.

"IICRC Certified Firms must:

"• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

"• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

"• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

"• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

"• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

"The IICRC actively pursues relationships with fiber producers, carpet and fabric mills, furnishing manufacturers and retailers, and others affiliated with the industry. The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is honored to count it among the select organizations to receive this certification. We will continue to offer the same standard of excellence that you have come to expect, but now we have the IICRC stamp of approval to back that up. 

Tips on Choosing a Restoration Company

When water damages you home or business time is critical, and shopping for a contractor is not a luxury you can afford. Chris Brill Owner of SERVPRO of Winter Haven

Commercial Mold, Fire and Water Services

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Dealing with mold, fire or water damage at your facility? Call SERVPRO! We are always here to help. If you own a commercial building and have had any of the listed damages, we can assist you. Below is a list of additional services we provide.

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal, Dehumidification & Renovation
  • Mold Mitigation, Remediation & Renovation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Contents Claim Inventory
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Tile Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Upholstery Cleaning and Care
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Renovations

Our goal is to focus on excellent customer service and to provide expert remediation, restoration and cleaning services in a timely manner and at a fair price. Our vision is to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in our industry and we take great pride in our reputation.

Smoke and Soot Facts

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

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 Winter Haven 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. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

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.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
863-551-5004

Dundee Chamber Meeting

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants to thank, The Dundee Chamber of Commerce, for having our Sales Rep. Dawn Cousineau join their meeting with all the members of the chamber on 4/09/19. If you’re a member of the chamber and you own a commercial building or Residential property that has had water, fire, or mold damage please give us a call, we are always here to help. Don't hesitate to call our office at the number below. We are here to help our fellow chamber members and residents of Dundee.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Re-mediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Overflowing Sink

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

There was water damage that happened in Kissimmee FL. It was caused by an overflowing sink that went unnoticed until it seeped into the next room where the homeowner had been sitting. This caused water to travel throughout the home. Anything can happen so its best to expect the unexpected and have a plan of action for moments like this.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Commercial Water Damage

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

A water damage can happen to anyone even the biggest and best facilities. Knowing who to turn to, to get your company up and running in the shortest amount of time possible could mean everything. This photo is of a water damage caused by an AC leak. Not only did it affect the ceiling, but it also affected the carpet and contents that were below. The manager knew just who to call, SERVPRO. Our team showed up and was able to start the drying process. After all was said and done, our customer gave us great feedback, ALL tens on the satisfaction form. They were very pleased with our services.  

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Fire Safety

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire safety is the set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire. Fire safety measures include those that are intended to prevent ignition of an uncontrolled fire, and those that are used to limit the development and effects of a fire after it starts. It is important to know what to do and who to call when you have fire damage to you home. SERVPRO is a 24/7 emergency response crew, we are always here to help. Don’t hesitate to call our office.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Commercial Mold

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage

Mold Damage can be a big problem for anyone, even for a commercial facility. Notice in the photo the mold growth along the bottom of the drywall. This was caused by an ongoing leak behind the wall. Sometimes the smallest things can cause the biggest problems when not attended to. If you suspect mold in your facility give SERVPRO a call at 863-551-5004 we will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have. We are a 24-hour emergency service company. 

SERVPRO of Winter Haven  is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

BOMA - Building Owners and Managers Association

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Chris Brill, President SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a new member of Building Owners & Management Association of Tampa Bay, FL. BOMA is the premier association linking owners, managers & vendors in the commercial/industrial property industry.

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 90 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.

BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

Check out the website.

http://bomagtb.org/index.php

 

SERVPRO Commercial Services

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

From the beginning of a construction project straight through to the end SERVPRO of Winter Haven will be there with you the entire time.

Not only do we provide services to our residential customers, we also provide services to our commercial customers.  From the smallest project to new construction our franchise provides all phases of commercial services.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven strives to make all of our customers more than satisfied with their service/services.

When disaster strikes we will be there when needed.  We provide emergency response restoration and cleanup services.  

Structural integrity, materials, labor, safety, customer satisfaction and deadlines are a few of the things that SERVPRO will help you with when working on a commercial project.  The bottom line, however, is you are responsible for getting the doors open on time.

SERVPRO's Commercial Services

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Dealing with mold, fire or water damage at your facility? Call SERVPRO of Winter Haven! We are always here to help. If you own a commercial building and have had any of the listed damages, we can assist you. Below is a list of additional services we provide.

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal, De-humidification & Renovation
  • Mold Mitigation, Remediation & Renovation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Contents Claim Inventory
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Tile Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Upholstery Cleaning and Care
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Renovations

Our goal is to focus on excellent customer service and to provide expert remediation, restoration and cleaning services in a timely manner and at a fair price. Our vision is to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in our industry and we take great pride in our reputation.

Fire - What to do an what not to do

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

The first 24 hours can make the difference between restoring versus replacing property and belongings.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven has a 1-4-8 Service Response Guideline. Meaning:

1:  Within an hour from notice of loss a SERVPRO Professional contacts you to arrange for service.

4:  Within 4 hours of notification of loss we are on-site to start mitigation services.

8:  Within eight hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope is communicated to the appropriate person.

DO:  Limit movement within the building to prevent soot from spreading and additional damage from happening.

DO:  Place clean towels on rugs and high traffic areas

DO:  Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly

DO:  Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and carpeting.

DON'T:  Wash any walls or painted surfaces

DON'T:  Shampoo carpet or upholstery

DON'T:  Clean any electrical equipment

DON'T: Send clothing to dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor

Unseen Water Damages

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

There's no such thing as a small disaster, especially when a small leak now can blossom into a big claim later.  Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet and pool on subfloors, causing major problems over time.  Instead of trusting untrained eyes, help ensure the value of your client's property by calling SERVPRO of Winter Haven at 863-551-5004.

Our professionals can and will:

Identify the source and type of water

Measure temperature & humidity for drying analysis

Survey the extent of the damage & inspect the premises for hidden moisture

Perform emergency water extraction

Move & block furniture & contents

Inspect carpet pad/carpet & provide service

Apply necessary treatments, i.e. disenfectants/deoderization

Utilize advanced drying & monitoring equipment

Dispose of refuse

SERVPRO of Winter Haven will make your damages "Like it never even happened."

Residential Water

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Often times the damage is caused when a problem goes without being noticed right away. Time is of the essence when you are dealing with water damage, and the key is to act fast! Not only can the water ruin your carpets, ceiling, and furniture, but it can also destroy precious family possessions, important documents, and irreplaceable, personal items.  

You may need to vacate your home during the repairs, and the disruption of your normal routine could really have a huge impact on your way of life. Having to stay in a hotel or at a friend’s home isn’t the way you want to spend your week, or sometimes, weeks.

Even if the issue is handled swiftly, water damage has been known to wreak havoc even months down the road. Often times the leak isn’t noticeable and may be behind (link to pipe section here) a wall or in the ceiling.

The longer a leak goes unnoticed, the more money it can cost you to get fixed. Moving quickly also increases the chance that your personal belongings can be saved or restored.

Not only is important to start the process as quickly as possible for your tangible items, but it is also for the things you can’t see right away. Damage inside your walls or ceiling can absolutely affect your health and is something that has serious repercussions. With standing water and wet items comes mold.

For all of your water related issues call SERVPRO of Winter Haven at 863-551-5004.  Let the pros handle it and make it "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

When the storm is a major event, you need more comprehensive restoration support.  SERVPRO of Winter Haven is "Ready for whatever happens."  

SERVPRO has mobilization teams across the country to travel as needed to support large storm events.

SERVPRO as the nation's only Storm Monitor Technology.  Provide loss tracking and reporting for storms!

As the leader in water damage restoration, SERVPRO knows fast mitigation is the key to limiting business interruption.  With an unmatched national footprint of over 1,500 Franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster and can be on-site within a few hours to help reduce the future damage water can cause.  We have the right equipment, procedures and training to help ensure the structure is dry the first time, saving you time and money.  

Call SERVPRO of Winter Haven for all of your storm related needs.  Phone:  863-551-5004

Flooded Patio

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Roof Damage

Backed up drainage on a roof caused this Winter Haven patio to flood.  This before picture shows the mess left behind after the damage was discovered. 

SERVPRO of Winter Haven was called in to clean up the aftermath!  The homeowner was extremely happy to have our crew come into her home extract the water, re-mediate the mold and remove all the damaged building materials.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is locally owned and operated in Polk County, Florida in addition to bio-hazard clean-up, we provide full restoration services for damages resulting from water, fire and mold.  From clean-up to full rebuild services. We are Florida State Licensed Building Contractor CBC-1259536.

At SERVPRO of Winter Haven, we make it "Like it never even happened."

Why Choose SERVPRO of Winter Haven

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

When water damages you home or business time is critical, and shopping for a contractor is not a luxury you can afford. Owners Chris and Jennifer Brill of SERVPRO of Winter Haven was recently interviewed and asked about tips on how to select a water restoration contractor. Click the link to see what his suggestions are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPHCGCFVWrQ

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is always here to help, and if you feel the video is helpful, please "like it". 

If you have any questions regarding any issue regarding water, fire, mold or bio-hazard clean-up don't hesitate to contact us at 863-551-5004

All SERVPRO franchises are independently owned and operated, let us show you we strive to be the Premier Restoration Company in Central Florida.

SERVOPRO of Winter Haven's Mold Remediation

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold under carpeting

You'll see from the photo the mold that was discovered under the carpet of a Lakeland, FL home. Please notice the discoloration of the flooring. This was caused by a leak in the roof that went undetected for a significant amount of time. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Winter Haven out to take care of the problem. The customer was thrilled to know that all the mold was gone, and his house was back to the way it was before the mold. SERVPRO of Winter Haven makes sure that its "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Dining room fire damage

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Damage a fire can cause to a dining room.

After the fire trucks are gone, your Winter Haven home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Winter Haven has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.

 Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration.

Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.

Our “restore first” mentality helps to lower costs and get you back in your home or business sooner. This focus relies upon our specialized training and equipment to restore your property back to pre-fire condition

Choose SERVPRO of Winter Haven as your fire restoration specialists.

Call (863)551-5004 so we can make your experience "Like it never even happened."

Orlando Hotel with Water Damage & Mold Remediation

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mold caused by a major water leak.

When your Winter Haven business has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Winter Haven uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Winter Haven business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants, and it has the potential to cause other health effects. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to re-mediate your mold infestation.

Water Damage

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

The family went away on a well deserved vacation.  Do you remember the excitement of coming home on the last day?  The thoughts of coming home putting everything away, sitting in the living room as a family just to relax before your work and school lives begin again.

Now, they open the door and imagine coming home from vacation and finding your home and garage completely flooded? Unfortunately, this family did.  

They did the right thing by calling SERVPRO of Winter Haven to handle the clean up of their water to prevent possible mold and mildew damage.

We were able to dry the entire home and garage out without having to tear up the flooring or remove any sheet-rock from the home.  

The in place drying system that SERVPRO of Winter Haven uses saved the home owner a lot of stress as we were able to mitigate the situation quickly without needing reconstruction.

Community Fest 2019 Follow-Up

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Winter Haven would like to thank everyone who attended the 5th annual Community Fest in Winter Haven's lovely new park.  

A great time was had by all.  We met a lot of great people and had a lot of fun with the kids.  We hope to see you all there next year and for many years to come.

First of all, thank you everyone that came out to join us for the community fest in Winter Haven. We got a lot of great photos and met some pretty amazing people of our community. To give a number on how many great people, 5,000- 6,000 attended the event.

SERVPRO would like to remind you that we are a fire, water and mold restoration company. We also offer a lot of other great services like Deep cleanings, carpet cleaning and Bio-hazard Cleanups. If you have a question regarding any of our services please give us a call. We are always here to help. 

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Hurricane Preparedness/Be Ready

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

The two keys to weather safety is to PREPARE for the risks and to ACT on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials.

Before a Hurricane:

  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Know your surroundings
  • Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone.
  • Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you.
  • Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground.
  • Make plans to secure your property
  • Cover all of your home's windows
  • Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure.
  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Reinforce your garage
  • Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.
  • Install a generator for emergencies.
  • If in a high-rise building, when high winds are present, be prepared to take shelter on a lower floor because wind conditions increase with height, and in a small interior room without windows.
  • Consider building a safe room. 

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Mold in a Bathroom

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in a vanity

This is a photo of mold damage inside a bathroom vanity in Winter Haven, FL. Mold can be found in any part of your home that has been affected by water and has not been properly dried or any area that has a substantial amount of humidity. With the right conditions mold can potentially become a problem for a homeowner. If you or someone you know has a mold issue, give us a call. We are always here to help! 

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Mold Discovery

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Damage

This is a photo of mold that was discovered under the carpet of a home in Lakeland, FL. In the photo notice the discoloration of the flooring. This was caused by a leak in the roof that went undetected for a substantial amount of time. The homeowner called SERVPRO out to take care of the problem. The customer was thrilled to know that all the mold was gone, and his house was back to the way it was before the mold. 

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch vs Warning

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

http://www.spc.noaa.gov

With the upcoming hurricane season and tropical weather, it is always important to keep up on what’s happening in your area. One of the biggest questions asked is, what is the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a severe thunderstorm warning? A Severe thunderstorm watch is issued by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center) and means that there is potential for the development of thunderstorms that can produce large hail or damaging winds. When a severe thunderstorm is in progress or has developed and is shown on your local news radar it is called a severe thunderstorm warning.

 SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Preventing Wildfires

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Wildfires, in the perfect weather conditions can cause major devastation. Below are some safety tips that can help prevent the spread of a wild fire.

  • Clear leaves and debris from the gutters on the home
  • Remove dead leaves and vegetation from the yard and underneath porches.
  • Wildfire can spread to tree tops. Prune trees so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet from the ground.

For more ways to prevent the spread of a wild fire please visit https://www.nfpa.org.   

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Suspect Mold?

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

If you suspect mold in your home give SERVPRO a call. We will be able to assist you in determining if you have mold even If you don’t see it. Our tests are accurate and to the point. It will tell you what kind of mold you have and how many spores, after that we will take it from there. We are always here to help. Don't hesitate to call and ask questions, we are certified mold remediators. 

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help

Dealing with Mold?

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

If mold is a problem in your home give SERVPRO a call. We are always here to help. Whether it is a small spot that you noticed at the bottom of your drywall or a very large spot at the top of your drywall. No matter the place or the size, we will be able to set up an appointment for you with one of our certified managers, to come out and inspect the area. Don’t hesitate to call, we are always here to help.  

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Storm Story

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Charley | Phillip's Natural World 1.0.2

I remember when I was around 10-11 years old, Hurricane Charley went right over central Florida. My family went over to my aunt’s house in Winter Haven to hunker down. As the storm passed over the trees were bending, the wind was howling and then suddenly, the wooden privacy fence in the back yard flew up and it was gone. All at once the wind and the rain calmed and you can see blue skies and sunshine. For a minuet everything was peaceful, then about 3 minuets later the battering wind and rain started right back up. The eye of Hurricane Charley had gone right over us. It will be an experience that I will never forget. Remembering back to 2004 when Florida was hit by not only Charley but 3 other powerful hurricanes that year, makes you want to get a plan together and have can goods, water, flashlights, spare batteries and a safe place to bare the storm. It also makes you think of who you would call if you have damages to your home. I know who I would call SERVPRO, they are always here to help. – Liz

We Are SERVPRO

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

There are many different types of mold, knowing what type you are dealing with can answer many questions and help you decide if a professional remediator is right for you. SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. We do everything from testing, to remediating and to putting everything back to the way it was. Mold is nothing to play with, if disturbed the spores can spread. Do not hesitate to ask us some questions. SERVPRO of Winter Haven makes it like it never happened. Give us a call to find out more about the services we offer.

Residential Water Damage

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage to a master Bedroom.

Dealing with a water damage can be very stressful. Let SERVPRO take care of it for you. Many people have busy lives, dealing with many situations but when it comes to a water damage we can ease your mind. The photo shown is a water damage to a master bedroom. The dark spots on the floor show where the water traveled and settled. The customer called us to take care of the problem. They were very pleased with our service.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Water Damage- Know What To Do

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

A water damage can happen at any point in time whether your home or not. It is always important to know what to do when a pipe bust, a toilet over flows, a sewer line backs up or a fish tank busts. Call SERVPRO we will be able to guide you through what to do. Be sure to know where your water shut off valve is. Knowing where this is and how to turn it off can help save your home when a pipe bust.  

 SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Community Fest- Follow Up

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Community Fest

First of all, thank you everyone that came out to join us for the community fest in Winter Haven. We got a lot of great photos and met some pretty amazing people of our community. To give a number on how many great people, 5,000- 6,000 attended the event.

SERVPRO would like to remind you that we are a fire, water and mold restoration company. We also offer a lot of other great services like Deep cleanings, carpet cleaning and Bio-hazard Cleanups. If you have a question regarding any of our services please give us a call. We are always here to help. 

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Central Florida Fires

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Current Fire Incidents

Never throw a lit cigarette in a wooded area, never leave a fire unattended, always practice fire safety. Things you should know about a fire. It needs key ingredients to be a fire: Heat, Fuel and Oxygen. Without these a fire won’t burn.

Safety tip of the day: When burning Brush always keep a water hose close by. It also helps to wet the ground around the fire to keep it from spreading.

 SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

The Picture attached is the current Fire Incidents reported today. 

Photo Credit: Florida Forest Services. 

http://tlhforucs02.doacs.state.fl.us/fmis.dataviewer 

Florida State Health Department Bio-hazard Clean-up

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Winter Haven is qualified to perform bio-hazard clean-ups and has met training, documentation and equipment requirements to both clean-up and transport bio-hazard materials.  When choosing a partner for crime-scene or bio-hazard clean-up make sure they have these permits. It is a State of Florida requirement and assures you that you are dealing with a company that understands the special requirements and risks associated with blood borne pathogens.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is locally owned and operated in Polk County, Florida in addition to bio-hazard clean-up, we provide full restoration services for damages resulting from water, fire and mold from clean-up to full rebuild services. We are Florida State Licensed Building Contractor CBC-1259536. At SERVPRO of Winter Haven, we make it "Like it never even happened."

Tips on Choosing a Restoration Company

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

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When water damages you home or business time is critical, and shopping for a contractor is not a luxury you can afford. Chris Brill Owner of SERVPRO of Winter Haven was recently interviewed and asked about tips on how to select a water restoration contractor. Click the link to see what his suggestions are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPHCGCFVWrQ

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is always here to help, and if you feel the video is helpful, please "like it". 

If you have any questions regarding any issue regarding water, fire, mold or bio-hazard clean-up don't hesitate to contact us at 863-551-5004

All SERVPRO franchises are independently owned and operated, let us show you we strive to be the Premier Restoration Company in Central Florida.

EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Winter Haven proudly announces that we are an EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm. This means that we have fulfilled the requirements of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Section 402, and have received certification to conduct lead-based paint renovations, repair, and painting activities pursuant to 40 CFR Part 745.89. When dealing with lead based paint homes we take the proper precautions to ensure you and your family are safe. Remember the older the home the greater potential it has for lead based paint. To learn more about lead based paint or to look up our certified firm please visit http://www.epa.gov. If you have any questions regarding our services please feel free to contact us. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Community Fest

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Booth.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven, Haines City, Polk City would like to invite you to come on over to the 2018 Winter Haven Community Fest in downtown Winter Haven. It's a good Free Family Event for all ages. There will be entertainment, games, food and more. If anyone wants to check us out and stop by our booth, below is the location and time of the event.

Community Fest 2018 Saturday, March 03, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST Central Park in Downtown Winter Haven, Winter Haven, FL.

Come Join Us!

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Florida State Licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. We are a BBB Accredited Business.

BOMA Tampa Bay

6/6/2017 (Permalink)

Chris Brill is now participating in three committees within BOMA. They are:

Industrial Committee - New for 2017, this committee will provide education and information for commercial property management professionals specific to industrial properties and offer networking opportunities.

Sustainability Committee - This committee is the official “green” arm of BOMA Greater Tampa Bay. The committee works on several projects and offers education and training specifically tailored to the “green” environment.
 

Government Affairs Committee - Promoting BOMA agenda & interest to local, State & Federal government bodies.

BOMA Greater Tampa Bay is a non-profit premier business network that provides leading education, advances the advocacy interests of the commercial real estate industry, and recognizes the best practices of industry participants who have excelled.

Allowing Chris to give back to industry and Tampa Bay Community.

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