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Why choose SERVPRO Winter Haven

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

When a 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 is 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

Lakeland Home's Mold Remediation

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen Cabinet with mold growth Kitchen cabinet with mold growth due to an undetected water leak

You'll see from the photo the mold that was discovered under the kitchen sink of a Lakeland, FL home. Please notice the discoloration on the back wall and the bottom of the cabinet. This was caused by a leak in the kitchen sink that went undetected for a significant amount of time. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Winter Haven/Polk City out to take care of the problem. The customer was thrilled to know that all the mold was gone, and her house was back to the way it was before the mold. SERVPRO of Winter Haven/Polk City makes sure that it's "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Winter Haven/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold, 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.

Fogging and Sanitation

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

I am your local SERVPRO Representative and wanted to reach out to you today as one of the preferred, local Remediation and Restoration Companies to serve our community during this unprecedented time. 

SERVPRO has been working with the Center for Disease Control & Prevention since the onset of the virus to ensure our protocols are in line with the most current and effective methods available. 

At this time, we are providing preventative disinfecting services at facilities that have no known cases of Coronavirus. 

The preventative disinfecting services would consist of an application of an EPA registered disinfectant to be applied using a ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogger.  This application is both cost-effective for our clients as well as an efficient way to disinfect large areas.  With using this method of disinfecting services, all hard-nonporous surfaces should be cleaned and free of any heavy soiling prior to application.

Erica Miro,

Marketing Manager

SERVPRO of Winter Haven/Polk City


Poor Drainage Caused Water And Mold Damage

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

 Ceiling Falling In Due To Poor Drainage Ceiling Falling In Due To Poor Drainage

Backed-up drainage on a roof caused this Winter Haven patio to flood. This 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, remediate the mold and remove all the damaged building materials.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is locally owned and operated by Chris and Jennifer Brill 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.

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a licensed contractor in the state of Florida.

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

SERVPRO of Winter Haven is a Licensed Bio-Hazard Clean-Up Company

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Bio-hazard Clean-up on Flooring Full PPE dressed worker cleaning up bio-hazard

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."

Emergency READY

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

With each year, many people resolve to better themselves or some part of their life. This year, make a plan to be READY. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you are “Ready for whatever happens” this year and years to come. In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations, and priority areas. The ERP also establishes SERVPRO® of Winter Haven Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 50 years of experience and a System of more than 1,700 Franchisees strong. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future. By downloading the free SERVPRO® READY App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device putting help at your fingertips. Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Don’t wait until disaster strikes—resolve to be READY. Call SERVPRO® of Winter Haven Franchise Professionals to establish your Emergency READY Profile®, and be “Ready for whatever happens” in 2019.

Facts About Mold Growth

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Cleaning Mold Damage

You're probably familiar with mold and that it can cause concerns for property owners. Until you've seen it and dealt with yourself in the workplace, you may not realize the full extent of the problems it can cause. Understanding how mold grows, how it relates to water damage, and how you can prevent this fungus from invading your building can help you prepare for its appearance.

Where it Shows Up

Mold needs certain conditions to thrive and spread. Your building may be at risk for mold growth in places such as attics, bathrooms, and around appliances. The following environments and situations make mold a threat:

  • High humidity
  • Poor airflow
  • Leaky or broken pipes
  • Poor drainage

When it Can Appear
Flooding is one of the most common precursors to mold's arrival. Whether it's a major flood from a sudden wave of water into your building, or whether a slow leak causes water damage over months or years, mold will likely show up soon after you see water. It usually only takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to form after a water loss.

What You Can Do to Avoid It
You must be diligent when it comes to mold prevention. You should first check your plumbing system and make sure you don't have any broken pipes. It's essential to repair any issues as soon as possible. Also, inspect your roof for leaks, and ensure that rain gutters and downspouts are diverting water away from the building.

If You Have a Problem
If you do discover mold in the building, call a professional mold removal company right away. Technicians have the training and equipment to remove mold from the premises. The company will also tear out damaged materials and restore your workplace.
Mold will quickly follow water damage. Be aware of these facts so you can make your facility free of mold.

Why to Choose SERVPRO of Winter Haven

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

When water damages your 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 were recently interviewed and asked about tips on how to select a water restoration contractor. Click the link to see what his suggestions are:

SERVPRO of Winter Haven

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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.

Seeking Water Damage Restoration in Winter Haven?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

drying your home Need help drying your home after water damage? Contact SERVPRO of Winter Haven and one of our Certified Technicians will help you!

SERVPRO Makes Water Damage Repairs in Winter Haven and adjacent areas

When it comes to effectively repairing water damage, drying is critical. Without being able to dry the impacted area effectively, you cannot adequately repair damages, particularly in humid climates like in Winter Haven and the rest of Florida.

Water damage restoration for your home means effectively drying the areas while repairing the house. One way that technicians approach drying the impacted area is to break up your home into 'drying zones.' This helps isolate the areas requiring attention. Each drying zone may have different amounts or types of equipment due to varying conditions. For instance, some areas may not need as many air movers or dehumidifiers.

There are two types of drying systems found in drying zones:

  • Open drying system: doors and windows are open, allowing fresh air to act as a facilitator in the drying process. 
  • Closed drying system: IICRC certified technicians close off the area with doors, windows, and heavy plastic to create an optimal drying environment. 

Contact SERVPRO of Winter Haven at (863) 551-5004 for 24/7 assistance. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Battling Covid-19

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

Our industrial hygienists are out on the front lines battling COVID-19. Our team, led by John Carter, is working with existing clients and public health officials to develop cleaning protocols to decontaminate buildings impacted by the virus. They are dedicated to working with other front-line workers and personnel fighting this pandemic. We want to thank everyone currently working hard to make our communities safe for all of us again. If you need services don't hesitate to contact us at 863-551-5004.

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.