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Maitland Office Disaster Recovery Plan

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

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It’s 2:45am on a Sunday morning. You get a call that there is an emergency in your office. The caller tells you that there was a small fire and that the sprinkler system put it out, but that the entire building is now damaged from the water. What will your next step be?

Do you have a plan of action? What if there was a way for you to start making the important phone calls before you even leave your house? What if there was something as simple as an app on your phone or tablet that would allow you to access all of the information that you need? That’s where our ERP comes in! ERP stands for Emergency Ready Profile or Emergency Ready Plan, and allows you to have a plan for any emergencies that may happen in your commercial building.  The ERP has everything and anything you want to have in your preparedness plan, from the location of the main power shut off switch all the way to where the blue prints are located. Having a plan of action allows anyone from the owner of the building to the custodians working the nightshift to be able to possibly prevent additional damages from occurring, while stopping the main source of damage from spreading. The best part is you can access this ERP directly from your smartphone or tablet by simply installing the free SERVPRO Ready App. The app can be downloaded on as many devices as you deem necessary.

You may ask, “How will it benefit me and my business?” Not many business owners/managers know that about 50% of businesses are unable to reopen following a disaster. Of the businesses that do survive, the overwhelmingly majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And, knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks trust to your employees. Showing that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By working with SERVPRO of Apopka/Wekiva and West Orange, and allowing us to provide your business with an Emergency Ready Plan, your business can receive the benefit of over 30 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. Our teams are leaders in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your business back in working order.

The Emergency Ready Plan Advantages:

  • no cost assessment of your facility.
    •    -This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
    • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.     But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
    •    -It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    •    -This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    •    -This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.  In advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”
  •    -Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call

Why You Want a Flood Cut

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Why You Want a Flood Cut

It's just a bit of water. It's harmless. Isn't that what business owners in Maitland, FL, want to think when flooding hits the property? It's hard to fathom that something so simple could be quite hazardous. In actuality, though, the premises have been invaded by very dirty water, and proprietors need the assistance of a water restoration company to sanitize and remove problematic parts. A flood cut is often part of the necessity, and it's meant to help you, not hurt your place. Hopefully, the following three points help ease your mind about the unwanted structural departure.

  1. Why Is Flood Water Harmful?

When fluid rises from streams, rivers, and oceans, it contains microbes and bacteria, more than you want anywhere around you. It is their natural habitat; thus, they float on inside, making themselves comfortable in the new home. While some materials are not as easy for them, porous items such as carpet and drywall are welcome spots. There they can thrive and cultivate, creating a mold or bacterial growth. To get rid of it all, you want to tear out moist sections, decontaminating the space.

  1. What Does the Flood Cut Do?

The experts should inspect the premises, evaluating the flooding zones. Then, they'll recommend removing anything problematic. It's not enough go with the initial zone, this special cut goes 12 inches about the flood line, trying to avoid leaving anything behind. This is simply an extra precaution to make your company safer.

  1. How Is the Place Sanitized?

With those pieces gone, dehumidifiers can dry out the rooms, saving the other valuables and effects. Then, antimicrobial spray can be applied, to further reduce contamination. Once that is out of the way, the walls can be repaired and painted, getting everything back to normal.
If a specialist recommends cutting out flooding-impacted drywall, it's not meant to scare you or drive up the bill. It's a protective measure, decreasing pollutants and improving your structure's overall quality.

I Need Water Removal Services in Maitland/Casselberry? Can I Contact The Experts at SERVPRO?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van Ready to mobilize at a moments notice in Maitland/Casselberry.

We Have Expert Solutions to Help With Your Water Damage.

After the removal of pooling water, what is left behind can be unpleasant to look at or even release bad smells. Getting rid of staining and soiling can go beyond the scope of household cleaning products in which case you need professional help. We have built our reputation on the removal, remediation and cleanup of water all over the United States. We stick to a few simple principles that have served us well.

The immediate impact of water damage in Maitland/Casselberry properties is usually taken on by the infrastructure of the home. Subfloor mats that become saturated with moisture can quickly become hotbeds for bacteria and fungi. Equally, wall cavities or furniture fittings can take on moisture undetected to the naked eye causing long-term problems. SERVPRO are experts at spotting potential problem areas that may have slipped your notice.

As a local company, we can provide qualified water technicians reducing call out times. As a national franchise, we are able to mobilize state-of-the-art equipment to help rehabilitate your property and possessions. One of the most important methods in restoring water damages is allowing airflow into wall cavities. Properties that take on moisture in pockets with minimal airflow can quickly become stagnant and produce unwanted smells or appearance.

SERVPRO can bring injectidry systems to your property to remove moisture that may be stagnating in wall cavities. These advanced equipment use a series of injectors spaced four inches apart to blast hot air rapidly into cavities or underneath fittings and dry them. One of the benefits of injectidry systems is that they remove the need to replace large sections of drywall. In most cases, sheetrock can be thoroughly dried using this equipment rather than having to be removed or replaced.

Discoloration is a common side effect of paintwork that is exposed to excessive amounts of water for a prolonged period. SERVPRO can repaint the affected area using an antimicrobial base layer. Applying antimicrobial treatments to carpets, paintwork or possessions is an essential part of the water remediation. Doing so can significantly reduce the risk of secondary damages, and expenses, caused by mold or mildew growth.

A professional solution is best left to the water damage experts, contact SERVPRO of Maitland/Casselberry at (407) 388-0404 for assistance.

Fire in Your Maitland/Casselberry Home Can Be Restored by SERVPRO.

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Electrical Outlet on Fire We can restore the odor in your home after a fire. We have the experience and training to handle any job big or small so call us right away.

It only takes a spark from an old wire or an uncontrolled kitchen grease fire to suddenly have flames in your Maitland/Casseberry home. Even if the fire damage seems small, there is no telling how widespread it is until an expert team evaluates it. As a homeowner, it is good practice to seek professional advice rather than risk an incomplete restoration of your home.

When there is fire damage to your home in Maitland/Casselberry, SERVPRO is here to help. We know that an emergency can occur at any time, which is why our team is at the ready 24 hours a day 7 days a week to respond to your needs. Upon arrival, our Green Fleet focuses on safely entering the premises and assessing the impact the fire has had on the structure of your home and your belongings.

Our IICRC certified technicians have been specially trained to methodically draw up a plan of action to restore your home to its mint condition. In doing so, our SERVPRO team disposes of any materials beyond being salvaged and applies best practices to restore those that can be saved. As we move along your home, we apply material-specific solutions to porous and non-porous surfaces to remove soot and smoke remains.

Perhaps one of the most irritating remains of a small fire is the odor it leaves behind. Our SERVPRO team has at its disposal a wide array of techniques to help neutralize the offending odor. Aside from the common aroma pellets, we can bring an ozone generator into your home to purify the air, or take advantage of a charcoal activated filter to clean out all of your HVAC systems. Depending on the severity of the smell we tailor the treatment to your needs.

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The process that the SERVPRO fire damage professionals go through is very simple. They start with the cleaning process. SERVPRO of Maitland/Casselberry techs ensure the cleaning of every bit of debris, soot, smoke and other issues caused by the fire so that they can get to the restoration process. They use special equipment to clean out everything. Of course, before cleaning, the professionals go through the assessment process. They then go to the repair process. After that, they go through the restoration process so that they make sure that your home is safe. 

SERVPRO of Maitland/Casselberry has the training and expertise to help you fight the unwanted results of a fire in your home. Reach out to us at (407) 388-0404 and put our skills to work for you. We always strive to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”