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Commercial Water Damage in Ocala Florida

10/13/2023 (Permalink)

Ceiling falling in a hallway due to water damage SERVPRO of Ocala crews work to quickly mitigate water damage in a commercial building

SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County responded to a 2 story commercial office building in Ocala, FL when a chilled HVAC unit line ruptured and ran water over the weekend.There was inches of water standing everywhere and part of the first floor ceiling was beginning to cave in from the weight of the water from the second story. Extraction using our water trucks was first priory after inspecting the building for hazarded so no one would suffer injury due to falling debris. Furniture had to be blocked to prevent further damage. Carpet and padding removed that was begging to pull apart. Desk, chairs, small items all needed attention quickly to help prevent staining as well as water spots. When this type and size damage occurs it is unfortunate that the business is interrupted and most close or relocate. We were glad to help the process of recovery for this local Marion County Florida business.  

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.

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!   

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. 

SERVPRO Commercial Project Manager

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO large tractor trailer filled with equipment  SERVPRO Large Loss Tractor Trailer on a Commercial Damage

The Commercial Project Manager (PM) is critical to the successful completion of a commercial project. The PM directs all operations of a designated project and provides the primary single point of contact for all materially interested parties. They are responsible for the project’s execution and completion. Some people even consider the Project Manager as the “general manager” of the project since they are responsible for such a variety of the outcomes such as profit and loss, production, safety, communication, completion timelines, and maintaining a good brand appearance. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has been successful over the year because we have on our team Jacob Cox as Commercial Project Manager and John Saskowski Reconstruction Project Manager. Both of these professionals have managed a variety of commercial disaster projects over the years to 100% complete and satisfied commercial clients.

Desiccant Dehumidifiers Used On Large Commercial Water Damages

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

Large Green SERVPRO Desiccant Dehumidifier on a Trailer SERVPRO Desiccant Dehumidifier mounted on a Trailer

SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County have used large commercial Desiccant Dehumidifiers just about every year. Desiccant dehumidifiers work by using a large desiccant wheel to adsorb moisture from the process air stream. As the process air is dried, the moisture content of the wheel rises. To remove this moisture the wheel is in constant rotation and a second air stream is heated and passed through the wheel. This heated air steam picks up the moisture from the wheel, in turn drying the wheel so it is reactivated and able to continue to dry the process air. Desiccant dehumidifiers are one of two main types of dehumidifiers. The other common type is a condensing dehumidifier. These are often used for pools or damp basements. Desiccant dehumidifier excel in dryer environments compared to condensing dehumidifiers, and are essential for low dew point applications.

SERVPRO of Ocala Performs Commercial HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning and Sanitizing

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning is very important to commercial facilities and SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County knows how clean and sanitize Commercial Air Ducts. Paying for heating and cooling in a commercial space is not cheap. Utility bills for companies easily exceed thousands of dollars. By getting commercial HVAC cleaning yearly, the build-up of grime is reduced. The air conditioner and furnace units do not have to work as hard to maintain comfortable temperatures. Implementing regular air duct cleaning services alleviates any undue burden on your temperature regulation systems. Rather than forcing around copious amounts of dirt, dust, and pollen, cleaning them allows the system to push airflow without resistance. SERVPRO of Ocala also is very successful in sanitizing your HVAC and Air Duct system as well Call to day to schedule a no cost inspection.      352-732-6630

Commercial COVID Cleaning

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO sign that reads "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned" Our "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned" sign and window stickers we leave as a small way of showing this commercial facility was cleaned by SERVPRO

Did you know that SERVPRO was called upon to clean the White House to make sure it was disinfected and ready to be occupied? You can see the video which aired on ABC news January 20, 2021. So its no wonder why thousands of Commercial  facilities are reaching out to SERVPRO for their cleaning and disinfecting needs. Local business here in Ocala and surrounding counties have been calling our local office SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County and we are very proud to respond to our communities. In the photo which accompanies this blog post is our "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned" sign that we leave behind once we have completed the cleaning and disinfecting. This is a small way we wish to help the commercial facility, employees and the public feel confident that the nation's leading cleaning and disinfecting professionals have been called upon to assist in producing a safe clean environment. 

Types of Commercial Facilities.

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of remediated office with drywall cut out and covered with visqueen We have you covered. SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County 352-732-6630

Just as SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County provide water, fire and mold remediation to residential structures, we also provide the same for commercial structures.

Our industry categorizes large facilities into four types: industrial, institutional, complex residential, and commercial.

General Industrial

Per the IICRC S-500, an industrial building is primarily used for manufacturing or dustribution.


Institutional are primarily used in forms such as hospitals, schools, government buildings, sport complexes, libraries, and airports.

Complex Residential

These structures would include Townhouses, condo's, apartment complexes, hotels, multi-family homes, duplexe's, large single family homes and mansions.


The primary use of these structures is retail, office, mixed use and warehousing.

One other type of structure would be:


This structure could fall into any of the above categories.These are buildings that are atleast 50 years old and hold some sort of historical significance.

You can be sure that before we step foot on your commercial property we are already thinking of your concerns about the restoration process and how it may affect your business and operations.

Lawn mower fires

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a maintenance shed with smoke damaged steel Maintenace Shed at The Villages fire caused by a lawn mower.

The hum of lawn mowers ring through the country during the summer. Most people rarely consider the task dangerous, but the fact is lawn mowers do catch on fire. Any lawn mower electric or gas can catch fire. Several different manufacturers have recalled their mowers for defects that have caused fires.

Fuel hazards are one of the leadin causes of fires in gas powered lawn mowers. Fuel leaking onto the motor can cause a fire. Fuel vapors around a hot muffler can cause a fire.

According to Underwriters Laboratory, the exhaust of a mower is 240 degrees and the engine can heat up to 200 degrers easily igniting a fire. This could be devastating to a commercial lawn mowing company.

If you happen to have the unfortunate instance of your lawn mower catching on fire in your maintenance shed give us a call here at SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County and we will help you get it all cleaned up.

Sewer back up in Bellview

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a bathroom where a sewer backed up through the toilet Sewer back up in a strip mall in Bellview.

What to do when your Sewer Backs Up.

When it comes to bad things like a sewer back up in your business, it's always smarter to be prepared. Know who your building facilitator is, know the City Maintenance number and know that SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County's number is 352-732-6630! 

There are two types of "Sewage"- that which goes down the toilet (and subsequently the sewer drain) and that which come from exterior sources like a storm sewer.

If you have effluent (liquid waste) or a storm sewer back up through a floor drain in your business the first step is to call the appropriate contact (Building manager, City maintenance) and your local Restoration Company. You will presumably have these numbers in your contacts so you wont be calling all over looking for the right person while one of the nastiest jobs in plumbing soaks into every crack and crevice in your business. 

SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County are here to help if you experience a Sewer Event.

Commercial Water Damage

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of Hilton Hotel with SERVPRO truck in front We are "ready for any size disaster"!

Buildings are the biggest asset for every business owner; discovering structural damage of any type will surely be stressful and can affect your business for an extended time if not addressed immediately. As recently experienced by the Hilton Hotel here in Ocala, their call to SERVPRO of Ocala was answered and our Highly Skilled crews were on site and assessing the damage within an hour. Mitigation began immediately with the extraction of water from 5 floors and equipment set to start the drying process. 

After water has affected your business, mold can grow in as little as 24-48 hours. That is why it is so important to remove all excess water and humid conditions to dry your structure out. With our access to specialty drying equipment we here at SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County are ready to help when your commercial building or business is affected by water.

Carpet cleaning

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a SERVPRO van with a truck mounted carpet cleaning machine Call SERVPRO of Ocala at 352.732.6630

Having your carpets cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning service has many advantages. The number one advantage is it will extend the life of your carpet, dirt left in your carpet acts like sandpaper on the fibers when walked on.

Regular cleaning also Contributes to a Healtheir Environment by removing dust and allergens that get trapped in the carpet fibers which can find their way into the breathing air where they may cause respiratory problems.

Complete removal of dirt and bacteria. Whereas regular vacuuming only removes the surface dirt allowing debris that is embedded in the fibers to stay until it is professionally cleaned.

Another great advantage is professional carpet cleaning can remove some tough stains such as coffee, dirt and mud, ink, pet stains, red wine to name a few.

SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County can professionally clean your commercial carpet to enhance its overall appearance.

Commercial Water Damage in Ocala, FL

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Photo showing a SERVPRO crew member removing fallen wet ceiling and insulation SERVPRO of Ocala Crew Member removing fallen wet drywall and insulation

SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County responded to a 2 story commercial office building in Ocala, FL when a chilled HVAC unit line ruptured and ran water over the weekend.There was inches of water standing everywhere and part of the first floor ceiling was beginning to cave in from the weight of the water from the second story. Extraction using our water trucks was first priory after inspecting the building for hazarded so no one would suffer injury due to falling debris. Furniture had toe be blocked to prevent further damage. Carpet and padding removed that was begging to pull apart. Desk, chairs, small items all needed attention quickly to help prevent staining as well as water spots. When this type and size damage occurs it is unfortunate that the business is interrupted and most close or relocate. We were glad to help the process of recovery for this local Marion County Florida business.       

Commercial Clothing Store Flooded in Summerfield, FL.

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water standing on the floors of this clothing store Standing water from a busted pipe in this clothing store

SERVPRO of Ocala/SERVPRO of South Marion County responded to this small commercial shop filled with women's clothing when a toilet supply line broke flooding over half of the store. The HVAC system could not keep up with the amount of humidity from all the water and the outside temperature being so hot right in the middle of summer. The rugs on the floor plus all the handing cloths just soaked up all the moisture. The owner of the clothing store learned how important a strong cold HVAC system is in helping with dehumidification. Water not only fills the surrounding floors, rooms but the air can be saturated with high levels of humility. Drywalls can become wet and soft after so many hours exposed to this levels of moisture.  

Commercial Building Fire Damage Safety

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala Cleaning and Restoration sign placed on outside of fire damaged building SERVPRO of Ocala posted sign to make the public aware of our cleaning and restoration service in progress.

A fire can be one of the most destructive experiences to any building causing it to be closed down and unsafe for public use. SERVPRO of Ocala understands the need to make sure folks are aware that we are in the process of cleaning and restoring damaged commercial buildings whenever we are on site. Danger from the fire damaged material such as glass, metal, charred wood, unstable ceilings structures can be a real hazard to the unsuspecting visitor or the passer by. SERVPRO of Ocala must take the pre-cautions any time a commercial building is damaged to the point where we feel it may be unsafe. Besides signs posted on the building that SERVPRO of Ocala is on sire cleaning and restoring, caution tape is used to warn others Not To Trespass. The photo shows one of many signs on this fire damaged commercial building. Please visit our "Video" section of our website to see more of this damage building.

Low Rise Commercial Water Damage in Ocala, FL

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala Crews Responding to Low Rise Water Damage-Built 1931

SERVPRO of Ocala was called out early morning because of a large water damage that begin on the top floor (7th floor) and ran down all floors and even the elevator shaft. Our crews worked non stop extracting water from top to bottom of this low rise, seven floor building. Also the manpower it takes to haul up flights of stairs all the dehumidifiers, air movers, air scrubbers, trash cans for collecting water etc. because the elevator was out of service. Special drying equipment had to be placed in all areas because the building build in the 1931 and the walls are made of plaster. Wet material was taken out of the building as well as the many offices effected by the water. This means many businesses were shut down temporary while crews extracted water from all the offices in this low rise. Also the drying equipment displaced business owners and employees for a few days. Power boxes had to be used throughout this structure to supply the much needed electricity to run all the drying equipment.  

College Gymnasium Water Damage in Ocala, FL.

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Large College Gym Suffers Hard Rain Damage

SERVPRO of Ocala crews were called out when this local large college gymnasium was flooded when strong winds and heavy rains covered the Marion County Florida areas. The college was having their gym commercial roof replaced. The roofers had left for the weekend and had placed plastic tarps and sand bags to cover the roof where they had not finished. No one ever thought a sudden rain storm so violent would dump tons of water so fast. Theses types of rain events are common in Florida moving fast but bring heavy rains and winds. Many other buildings in Ocala Florida were damaged that same night. Its just unfortunate that the roof of this college gym was not finished and the strong winds blew the tarps and moved the sand bags to allow much water to get inside and onto the Gym wood floors.    

Quick Response to an ERP Commercial Client

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Quick Response ERP Commercial

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) for Commercial Facilities was used by one of our clients when the water drinking fountain pipe broke in the wall. The staff at this health center came in the next morning to find half the building flooded. They used shop vacuums, mops and towels to try to stop the damage from getting worse. They quickly gave up and called SERVPRO of Ocala because of their ERP in place and that this size of a water damage is too large for them to mitigate. The SERVPRO of Ocala team loaded with drying equipment, man power and expertise to extract the water arrived with in an hour. The marketing manager got on the premises first to assess the damage and begin the communication regarding emergency mitigation and restoration with the client. The ERP client was very, very impressed with the response time and how in sync the SERVPRO of Ocala team acted in the overall process.   

Commercial HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

We Clean Commercial Ducts not Ducks

SERVPRO of Ocala has been very successful in helping commercial facilities improve indoor air quality by professionally cleaning and sanitizing HVAC air ducts. HVAC air duct cleaning is normally required as part of fire, smoke and soot damage or mold damage in commercial buildings. SERVPRO of Ocala is experienced in cleaning such contaminated systems every year. When we get the chance to clean commercial facilities under normal, non damaged conditions, we go far and beyond the average HVAC air duct cleaning company. SERVPRO of Ocala does not charge for our consultants to visit your commercial facility and inspect your HVAC Air Ducts. A detailed proposal is then developed and designed for your cleaning needs. Call today and let SERVPRO of Ocala give you an estimate so your can start breathing cleaner air. Call: 352-732-6630

Commercial office ceiling damage

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Overhead pipe break causes office water damage

When the office personnel opened their door one morning they found a mess from an over head pluming pipe that sprang a leak. The weight of the water soaked the insulation and caused the ceilings to fall in. Luckily it was not a full blown pipe break or the entire commercial facility may have been flooded. However this small leak cause the office to shut down and call SERVPRO of Ocala. Our crews arrived and began the extraction of water, cleaning up the mess, securing the ceilings with plastic and placing drying equipment. Area rugs were taken back to our SERVPRO warehouse to be cleaned, disinfected and returned. In a few days the structure was ready to be restored. The client was extremely happy about our quick, professional service.

University Offices Large Water Damage

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

One of many areas that needed drying equipment

What do you do when you come into work one morning and find your university offices flooded Multiple university offices where quickly shut down and out of operations when a restroom toilet supply line broke on the second floor, the water went everywhere including down to the first floor. University staff and students where unable to access this building. SERVPRO of Ocala responded that morning with crews, trucks and equipment ready to mitigate the damage. The crews spent hours into the evening extracting and setting he drying equipment. by the 5th day all was dried and the equipment removed. The carpets now need to be cleaned and the office furniture and all the contents can be put back in place so the University staff can get back to work!

Marketing the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire can shut down your business-Call SERVPRO of Ocala

Fire in a commercial facility can destroy and shut down operations causing the business to close. SERVPRO of Ocala has the Plan ready to respond fast and restore quick getting your business up and running again. It's called the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan App and its available to be used by any of your smart devices. Why wait to react when your business is affected by water, store, wind, fire or mold damage when emergency help is only a touch of the SERVPRO App away! Call your SERVPRO of Ocala consultant today and schedule an inspection of your commercial facility. Be ready for the unexpected that comes your way and protect your business. There is no charge for the Emergency Ready Plan App and the service from your SERVPRO of Ocala consultant, Mike Webb. 352-732-6630

SERVPRO of Ocala Responds to Large Commercial Water Damage

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Large Loss Responds to Water Damage

Flooding and water damage events at Ocala Florida 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. 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. SERVPRO of Ocala specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a large water damage event.

The Waterfront Inn Water Damage-The Villages, Fl.

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

one of the 4 floors where drying equipment is being staged for proper placement to ensure fast and safe drying.

A shower overflowed on the top floor of this beautiful Hotel located at Lake Sumter Landing square-The Villages, Florida causing damaged to all 4 floors. Ceilings gave way to the amount of water and multiple rooms, hallways even the 1st floor kitchen and pool baths were affected. SERVPRO of Ocala arrived within 30 minutes of the call. Crews begin the emergency water mitigation services and within hours all areas that suffered damages where being stabilized. 8 days later Ms. Kitt, General Manager for the Hotel signed the SERVPRO Certificate of Satisfaction. (Please see her comments under "Testimonies") SERVPRO of Ocala is very proud of all our Crew Chiefs, Technicians and Jacob Cox, Project Manager who guided crew, Hotel Management along with Insurance Professionals to a successful outcome.   

HDG Hotel Group likes SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala has begin to develop the ERP for all hotels located in Florida with the help of other Florida SERVPRO Franchises. These hotels are owned and managed by HDG Hotel Group located in in Ocala, FL. Mike Webb, Marketing Manager/Consultant for SERVPRO of Ocala says "its great to meet such a progressive and forward thinking company as HDG that recognizes the advantages of having an SERVPRO ERP on all their facilities" The General Managers and facilities managers were all receptive and willing to learn all they could about the SERVPRO ERP. HDG is even willing to let SERVPRO of Ocala host a class to better train and inform the facility managers how to take care of small water damages and look out for potential risk to their facilities.