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Fire Damage Tips-Ocala, FL

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

Tips from SERVPRO of Ocala

 Ventilate the Space

Even after firefighters extinguish the blaze, smoke and fumes remain a considerable threat to your home. With this in mind, open the home’s windows and doors to ventilate the area as much as possible. 

If you can position some industrial fans to move air, that’s a great option, as well. Just be sure to run the power cords to a neighbor’s home, instead of plugging them into your home’s outlets. 

 Cover Pieces of Furniture With Plastic

Cover any clean, unaffected pieces of furniture with plastic. This preserves their integrity and helps ensure they remain undamaged during the cleanup and restoration process.

 Do not try to Clean on Your Own

Make no mistake: the after-effects of fire can be toxic. Specifically, the soot and smoke in your carpets and furniture can be dangerous. These things present a considerable health risk and are known carcinogens. With this in mind, leave all deep-cleaning to the fire restoration company, who will have the equipment needed to protect them from harmful substances. 


Commercial HVAC and Air Ducts Cleaning and Sanitizing-Ocala, FL

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Duct Cleaning Van and Trailer in Front of a large commercial building SERVPRO of Ocala crew set up and performing a Commercial HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning in Ocala, FL

SERVPRO of Ocala has been cleaning and sanitizing commercial HVAC and Air Ducts for years. During and after COVID-19 many commercial businesses saw the benefits of HVAC and Air duct cleaning and sanitizing as part of an overall sanitizing of their facilities. SERVPRO of Ocala can offer an affordable and effective way to do the following:

  • Improve IAQ so you and your occupants can work and feel better.
  • Remove dust, dirt, mold, spores, microbes, and other particulates that build up over time in your HVAC system and air ducts. 
  • Ensure your air ducts are properly cleaned according to high National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) standards, by certified and background-checked COIT technicians*.
  • Help your HVAC system work more efficiently - potentially lowering energy costs while doing more to protect the environment.

Drinking Fountain Causes Water Damage-Summerfield, FL

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

A orange cone on top of a broken drinking fountain SERVPRO of Ocala can cleanup any type of water damage from any unsuspected source.

There have been many times SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County has been called out to water damages which something as an innocent looking drinking fountain was the cause. In some cases, it’s not so obvious because there are no broken pipes or stuck water fountain handles flooding the areas. And it always seems that water damages occur when lest expected never between 9-5 business hours. There’s no real way to prevent the unforeseen water damage like the fill tank inside the water fountain failing and overflowing for hours until it’s noticed the next morning. The best defense is a good offence like have SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County emergency phone numbers on speed dial. Or better yet ask for our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to be developed for all your commercial facilities. Call SERVPRO of Ocala 352-732-6630 for a no cost ERP

Tornado Rips Through Ocala, FL-Marion County

7/8/2022 (Permalink)

Town House Damaged After Tornado in Ocala, FL Townhomes Damaged From Tornado in Ocala, FL.

On March 16, 2022 a strong tornado ripped through the city of Ocala, FL causing both residential and commercial damages. Winds destroyed roofs and toppled over trees on top of homes and commercial business in the city limits. SERVPRO of Ocala phones began to ring from many Ocala, FL. Families and business owners seeking our help. SERVPRO of Ocala, FL has been helping folks recover from all sorts of damages for over 47 years. Our resources we have to offer to the community consists of tree removal, emergency tarp over and board ups, plumbers, roofers, electricians, etc. from the years of making strong relationships with the local trades. When storms roll into Ocala, FL and bring with them damages of all shapes and sizes, SERVPRO of Ocala is there to start and finish the Cleaning, Restoration and Construction needs of both homes and business. Call SERVPRO of Ocala 352-732-6630

Air Scrubbers Used On Fire Damages-Ocala, FL

7/8/2022 (Permalink)

A Green SERVPRO Air Scrubber SERVPRO of Ocala uses Air Scrubbers in Fire Restoration Projects

SERVPRO of Ocala, FL. uses air scrubbers which are portable air filtration system that will remove particles, gasses, and/or chemicals from the air within a given environment. Air is drawn in through these machines and passed through a series of filters in an attempt to remove any airborne pollutants. After passing through the scrubber, the air is then returned to the environment. The size of the area needing air scrubbing will determine the size or number of air scrubbers required. SERVPRIO of Ocala, FL uses Carbon Filters. These filters are generally used in place of one of the pre-filters and are designed to absorb organic vapors, reducing odors. These filters are often used in fire restoration projects, but may be used anytime odor is a concern.

SERVPRO of Ocala's ERP to The Rescue!

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Hotel room with green SERVPRO drying equipment SERVPRO's ERP in Action for this Hotel Water Damage

When a Hotel had a sprinkler head cause a flood which affected several floors, hallways and rooms, the maintenance supervisor for the hotel management company called SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County. When asked how he came about calling SERVPRO of Ocala he replied we have an ERP with you guys. The CEO and the GM of the hotel management group also told us how much they appreciated the fast response to the damage. The owner of the hotel itself was also very happy with the team and the results SERVPRO of Ocala was achieving in a short time. What was exciting to Mike Webb, SERVPRO of Ocala's Director of Business Development was when the hotel management group General Manager took out her iPhone and showed Mike her SERVPRO ERP App!   

SERVPRO of Ocala Fire Damage Contents Pack Out

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO cardboard packing boxes SERVPRO of Ocala Can Clean and Pack Out Your Contents After a Fire Damage.

Fire damage can be devastating and very emotional specially when precious personal family treasures are at risk. Smoke, soot, dust and water can reek havoc on the contents of a building that has suffered a fire damage. SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County has years of experience of fire damage restoration and understands how important it is to clean and protect your valuable contents. Part of the fire damage clean up is to carefully pack up all contents to either be cleaned at our SERVPRO facility, or after they have been cleaned on site of the fire damage. The Pack Out operation includes making sure the items are inventoried, labeled and stored in a climate controlled storage. This way when the building is cleaned, the contents can be placed back in the home. 

SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County Family

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees standing in front of 2 green vans Growing and Growing, the SERVPRO Family!

SERVPRO of Ocala opened the doors in 1974 and has been growing every since. With the new franchise opened two years ago, SERVPRO of South Marion County. We just don't think of ourselves as a team but more of a Family. We offer to all the opportunity to grow and prosper in the wonderful Restoration Industry. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has created a warm family type environment where we support each other and encourage growth into leadership. We believe our employees will also pass along this type of professional and friendly service to all our customers everyday. This is Why you will be satisfied and happy when you Choose our SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County family of professionals who really care.

Smoke and Fire Damaged Furniture

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Old Grandfather clock damaged by smoke and fire Smoke and Fire damage to furniture takes skill and patience to restore.

Restoring any type of structure be it residential or commercial after a fire damage is no easy task. When there is furniture involved the restoration process can really be time consuming. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has been helping families and business recover from the destructive outcome of fire and smoke damage. Our trained SERVPRO team knows that it will take time to bring back to preloss condition furniture that has lost it's luster. We work diligently using the best technique and products that will ensure the furniture can be restored and the customer pleased with the results. But sometimes the damage is so severe that our years of training, cleaning products and skills cannot recover the material. Thus the damaging result of smoke and fire. 

Fire Sprinklers-The Good and The Bad

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Office with water coming out of the fire sprinklers Commercial Fire Sprinklers Water Damage

Fire Sprinklers are of great importance in any commercial facility because of the many factors which is Good. Regardless of the style you install, all fire sprinklers share several important characteristics. Fire sprinklers respond to heat, not smoke, to reduce accidental activation in non-fire situations. Each sprinkler head activates independently to reduce water damage. In fact, in two-thirds of fires where the sprinkler system operates, only one or two sprinkler heads open. The sprinkler system releases much less water than the fire department would use to douse the flames, again reducing water damage. The Bad of course IS the damage that water can do to porous material especially over time. That's why SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County knows the importance of fast and effective water damage mitigation.