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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.

SERVPRO of Ocala provides full reconstruction services

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

before and after photos of a home living with drywall removed and bare studs and after with complete drywall and door cleaned We Provide A-Z Cleanup and Restoration Services

Not every restoration company can take your damage from start to finish. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County has been cleaning and rebuilding all types of buildings from homes to high rises and all in between. Many building owners and homeowners are happy to know that they can place their needs into the hands of just one company who are professional and highly trained to rebuild  their damaged structure. Its one thing to provide 24 hours 7 days a week emergency response and enough to rebuild your property back to a pre loss condition. And sometimes when SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County get finished with the rebuild its turns out better than what it was before the damage occurred. So call SERVPRO at:            352-732-6630 for all you restoration needs.

SERVPRO of Ocala uses Electrostatic Fog for COVID Cleaning

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professional using an Electrostatic Fogger SERVPRO Professional using an Electrostatic Fogger

SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County has been using Electrostatic foggers for excellent surface cleaning. Electrostatic is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they’re aimed at.

For awkwardly shaped objects or hard to reach places, cleaning staff only have to point and spray; the nature of the mist allows it to coat surfaces evenly, and envelope objects—even if the mist is only sprayed from one side. After the spray is applied, the sanitizing agent works to disinfect the covered surfaces. For this reason, electrostatic spray is an excellent solution for germ and contaminant ridden areas.


8/5/2021 (Permalink)

photo of the SERVPRO developed product ServprOXIDE SERVPRO of Ocala Is Proud Of Our Very Own Disinfecting product: SERVPROXIDE

SERVPRO of Ocala wants everyone to know and be aware of a highly successful product developed  and used by SERVPRO. Called SERVPROOXIDE. When used as directed, SERVPROXIDE disinfectant kills a wide variety of harmful pathogens while being safe enough for everyday cleaning. It carries EPA’s lowest toxicity rating and is NSF-rated for use on food contact surfaces with no rinse required. Designed to disinfect on hard surfaces, SERVPROXIDE also effectively sanitizes soft surfaces and neutralizes odors on fabrics and carpets. Now available on Amazon Business, SERVPROXIDE is the first product SERVPRO has sold directly to customers in the company’s 50-plus year history. Select product offerings will also include Cleaned with SERVPRO Disinfectants window sticker for businesses to display to provide additional safety assurances to their customers.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Building From A to Z

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

A photo of the SERVPRO orange house Logo with fire and water We Are The Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration Experts

Many folks may not know this but every fire and water damage clean-up company does not provide the skills and expertise for 100% damage recovery. SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County has been cleaning and rebuilding residential and commercial buildings for well over 20 years. When you hire SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County you not only have the besting cleaning and restoring company around but also General Contracting services to rebuild your facility back to the pre loss condition before the damage. Hand us the keys to your problems and we'll hand them back to you with a new clean rebuild building. Not many local companies can provide such complete services. It's one thing to provide highly trained professionals to clean up fire, water and mold damage and quite another to have highly trained construction supervisors and skilled labor. We provide your needs from A to Z. Call us today 352-732-6630   

SERVPRO of Ocala is Here To Help

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned table tents on top of a table Show everyone that your facility or home has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County Cleaning Professionals.

 This is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today. SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County                      352-732-6630

CDC Guidelines for Halloween during COVID-19

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of scary pumpkin illuminated in SERVPRO green Happy Halloween from your friends at SERVPRO of Ocala. 352.732.6630

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has now officially discouraged Trick or Treating. America's Health Protection Agency says that many traditional Halloween activities can be high risk for spreading viruses.

High risk Halloween activities according to the CDC include the following:

  • Door to door Trick or Treating
  • Trick or Treat events with treats being handed out of trunks to large groups of people
  • Indoor costume parties
  • Indoor Haunted Houses
  • Hayrides/tractor rides with people who are not in your family
  • Going to a fall festival outside of your community

But that doesn't mean Halloween is canceled. You and your family can still participate in plenty of festive activities.

A few low risk activities are:

  • Outdoor pumpkin carving with your neighbors maintaining social distancing
  • An outdoor neighborhood Halloween themed scavenger hunt
  • Decorating your home
  • A Halloween movie night

We here at SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County wish you a Safe and Happy Halloween and are here to help if you have concerns about COVID-19 cleaning.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County have highly trained Employees

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of carper after being cleaned After being cleaned by our Highly Skilled Technicians.

Back in 1992 SERVPRO Corporate developed a National Training Center to teach restoration and mitigation skills to Franchise Owners, employee's and Insurance professionals.

New Franchise Training

A 15 day in-house training program designed primarily for new franchise owners but also a valuable course for franchise employee's. The program covers all aspects of: Fire restoration, Water restoration, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, and Mold Remediation.

Employee Certification Training

The National Training Center offers employee training as a self-paced program to include, Crew training, Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning.

IICRC Training Program

SERVPRO is an approved IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) training school that offers year round classes in Carpet cleaning, Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Mold Remediation and Oder Control.

SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County are here 24/7, 365. Our Highly Skilled Employee's are ready for your Water, Fire or Mold damage needs.

How we choose Drying Methods.

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a hallway with flooring removed Non salvageable flooring removed.

With all the advancements in drying and with new techniques and equipment, almost all materials can be dried after it has been affected due to a water event.

Our highly trained technicians take into consideration many factors when making a decision on what can and cannot be dried.

  • Contamination: This is the first thing our technicians look at. If for example a porous object or material has been exposed to a sewer back up it cannot be cleaned and must be disposed of. Safety of our clients and technicians is a priority.
  • Damage: If materials have been damaged beyond the possibility of being fully repaired after drying they are removed.
  • Cost: Our technicians will always consider the cost when determining whether an object should be dried or replaced. 

Once all of these factors have been considered our highly skilled technicians can begin the restoration process.

Mold on your insulation

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a piece of Icynene foam insulation with mold on it Suspicious microbial growth on Icynene foam.

Recently here at SERVPRO of Ocala we were invited to do an inspection for suspected water damage in a tub/shower combination by a local home owner. During our visit the home owner also mentioned that he thought that he had mold in his attic on the Icynene foam insulation. Indeed on inspection of the attic we did observe a dark substance on the surface of the insulation.

The factors that can encourage mold growth on or in Foam insulation are:

1. There is moisture present in or on the insulating material.

2. There are air leaks in the spray foam insulation, air leaks through such openings may bring moisture as well as organic dust that invite mold growth.

3. There is organic material, possibly simple house dust (dominated by fabric fibers and skin cells) on the surface of the insulation.

4. There is another, more significant mold reservoir.

SERVPRO of Ocala here for all of your water, fire, or mold needs. Give us a call at 352.732.6630

Storm Season, are you prepared?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of Palm trees on the beach bent over from blowing winds Hurricane Season is here.

With an already active storm season and the possible 9th named storm approaching we here at SERVPRO of Ocala wanted to remind everyone to be prepared. A good survival kit would include:


Non perishable food


Battery powered radio

Extra batteries

First Aid kit

Extra Medications

Multipurpose tool

Personal hygiene products

Copies of personal documents

Cell phone and charger

Family and emergency contact information

Extra cash

Emergency blanket

Map of area

Baby supplies

Pet supplies

Tools and supplies for securing the home

Extra set of keys, car and home

Extra clothing, hat, and shoes

Insect repellent and sun screen

Camera for taking pictures of any damage

In addition to these items you should make sure you have a safe and secure shelter that is not in the inundation zone.

SERVPRO of Ocala is available for any of your damage needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Proactive cleaning for your Business

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

During these unprecedented times of Covid-19, SERVPRO of Ocala is here to help with your cleaning and disinfecting needs. Covid-19 has affected the way we operate and do business.

Proactive cleaning for your Business

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of bulletin for proactive cleaning listing commercial facilities We are here for you 24/7.

During these unprecedented times of Covid-19, SERVPRO of Ocala is here to help with your cleaning and disinfecting needs. Covid-19 has affected the way we operate and do business. SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County have professionally trained specialist following the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set protocols for cleaning and disinfecting your business that SERVPRO of Ocala follows. We go beyond the scope of regular janitorial staff and cleaning companies. 

The CDC recomends cleaning of high touch surfaces which include door handles, tabletops, desk tops, light switches, counter tops, phones, bathroom fixtures, handrails, toilets, tablets, keyboards. Other areas to include retail spaces, shelving, fitness equipment, playground equipment.

SERVPRO of Ocala has the recommended EPA approved cleaning products with claims against similar pathogens to Covid-19. We follow all local and CDC guidelines.

For Proactive cleaning and Sanitizing call SERVPRO of Ocala at 352-732-6630

SERVPRO of Ocala Always Learning and Training in Ocala, FL.

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala employees in conference room watching a training video on mold remediation Monday Morning Training for SERVPRO of Ocala Production Professionals

Sometimes Monday mornings are not the typical meeting like going over all the different jobs that are new or in progress. Mold, Water, Fire, Restoration, HVAC Duct Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning are just a few of the services that our SERVPRO of Ocala crew works on most every day of the week. But when time permits, the SERVPRO Ocala team is learning, training or taking refresher courses, because no matter how many times a day they may be performing our cleanup and restoration services, there can be a new and challenging situation that presents itself on any given job. So training, learning and communication is key to making sure the work we finish is top shelf and 100% customer satisfaction. There will never come a time when we have the Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration industry all figured out and have no need to learn or train. 

SERVPRO of Ocala 45 Years in Business 1974-2019 in Ocala, FL.

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

45 Years Plaque Awarded to SERVPRO of Ocala

This year 2019, SERVPRO of Ocala is celebrating 45 years helping residential home owners and commercial businesses recover from all types of damages. Roger and Dorothy Williams opened the doors of this SERVPRO franchise in 1974 starting with carpet cleaning. As the years pasted and more family members joined in to grow the business, SERVPRO of Ocala begin to offer Fire, Water and Mold clean up. The Williams family trained and learned the SERVPRO method of Fire Water Cleanup and Restoration and soon their reputation of excellent customer service was proven time after time. Today the second generation of the Williams family owned and operated by their son, Greg Williams, had their largest growth of business in 2018. More and more Marion County Florida families and businesses are learning that a call to SERVPRO of Ocala means first rate services with a track record of success.       

SERVPRO of Ocala Offers 10% OFF HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning & Sanitizing in Marion County, Florida

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

CALL 352-732-6630 to Schedule Your HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning Today and Receive 10% Off Invoice

Hot Summer Months means your HVAC Air System is working hard to keep your house cool and dry. However years of dirt and debris will build up in your HVAC and Air Ducts causing poor indoor air quality and perhaps a systems not running at it's peak performance. That is why your local SERVPRO of Ocala franchise folks are offering 10% discount off the invoice of our Residential HVAC & Air Ducts Cleaning and Sanitizing. SERVPRO of Ocala is known for cleaning up disasters so whenever our team of professionals gets to clean and rid a home of dirt not caused by any type of disaster we really go the distance. Call today to schedule our SERVPRO of Ocala professional to visit your home, inspect your HVAC system and write you a proposal for your HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning and Sanitizing. This 10% discount will run all year long so take advantage of it now. Call 352-732-6630

Products to Help Clean Mold in Ocala, FL.

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Clean and Mold Free Structure After SERVPRO of Ocala Did Their Thing!

Our "Thing" is to make a mold damage seem "Like it never even happened." and the photo shows just how clean and mold free a home or business can be once SERVPRO of Ocala does our Thing! As a professional Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration company there are many weapons at our disposal to use to clean and disinfect.  Mold staining can remain on surfaces affected by mold even after the mold has been removed. Concrobium Mold Stain Remover is one of the products that we often use on mold projects for stain removal. This product is designed to effectively eliminate mold staining. This stain remover can clean the toughest mold staining and separates mold from the surface for remediation. Once the Concrobium has been applied, we let it dry and begin HEPA vacuuming and wiping affected surfaces. Using this solution, stops the need for materials to be physically removed if possible. Our SERVPRO of Ocala crews are trained to use a lot of old fashion elbow grease and products like Concrobium to help clean and restore the structure we are working on. 

Healthcare Summit 2019 in Marion County, Florida

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mike Webb SERVPRO of Ocala Consultant and Healthcare Client

The 2019 Healthcare Facility Summit was held again this year at the Marion County Emergency Operations Center. The reason for the summit is to help prepare healthcare facilities for hurricanes, storms, sinkholes, shooter incidents etc. Table top exercises are held during this event as well. SERVPRO of Ocala's Mike Webb Marketing Manager and Consultant was on hand to give a description of the services provided by SERVPRO of Ocala, especially the Emergency Ready Plan (ERP)  for commercial facilities. There were in attendance some of SERVPRO of Ocala's clients who have Emergency Ready Plans already in place. Marion County has the Collation of Health and Medical Providers which is all the healthcare facilities of Marion County that are members. Many representative came to Mike during and after his talk, expressing an interest in the Emergency Ready Plan. It's events like this one that serves to answer the question: Why SERVPRO?   

Commercial HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala Professional Inspecting Commercial HVAC Air Ducts

SERVPRO of Ocala preforms many services besides fire and water cleanup and restoration. On such service is commercial HVAC and air duct cleaning and sanitizing. Over the years SERVPRO of Ocala technicians have grown in their knowledge and experience of commercial HVAC and air duct cleaning. One advantage to using SERVPRO of Ocala is our approach to this type of cleaning. The crews are so used to dealing with disaster cleanups of all types that when they have this type of non disaster they still provide the extreme level of cleaning. Also SERVPRO of Ocala does not charge what a day to day HVAC and air duct cleaning company charges because its is not our main source of income. We are also a 24/7 on call services so after hours and weekends are no big deal for us if the commercial facility needs their HVAC and air ducts cleaned after hours. So the next time you are thinking about your HVAC air ducts cleaning think SERVPRO of Ocala (352-732-6630)    

Insurance Agency Breakfast and Learn

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Clifford's Insurance Agency Breakfast and Learn

SERVPRO of Ocala's Mike Webb , Marketing Mgr. providing breakfast to a few of the nine total Insurance Agents. The topic was what has been at other Breakfasts meetings and Seminars and that is Hurricane Preparedness. This time of year a lot of Insurance Agents want an update on SERVPRO of Ocala's plans to respond if they have any policy holders who need our services. Also a lot of communities are open o having Mike come and talk about Hurricane Tips to keep safe.

MRMA Golf Tournament-SERVPRO of Ocala Winner

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala-John Saskowski Wins the MRMA Golf Tournament

The 16th Annual Golf Tournament of the Mid-Florida Regional Manufacturers Association was a big success. The proceeds go to support manufacturing, engineering, and logistics programs in area schools. This year SERVPRO of Ocala is proud to announce that our very own John Saskowski, SERVPRO of Ocala Vice President of Restoration Services and the team won this years event. We are thankful to the MRMA for inviting SERVPRO of Ocala to this positive outing. We are also thankful to be called on whenever any of our local Marion County manufacturing companies need our emergency services for water, fire, storm related damage to their commercial facilities. Also we appreciate the opportunity to be able to clean their commercial facilities' HVAC Air Ducts, Tile and Carpets etc. Thanks to John and the team for giving their talents for a worthy cause.  

Hydroxyl Generator Used to Remove Odor from Fire-Belleview, FL

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

The Hydroxyl Generator in use at an Assisted Facility Fire Damage-Belleview, FL

A large damaging fire resulted in this assisted living facility. One tool that is used by SERVPRO of Ocala to deodorize buildings is the Hydroxyl Generator.

Hydroxyl generators have proven to be effective for almost any odor. They are commonly used for treating odors caused by fire and smoke, water losses, mold and VOCs. This technology is regularly deployed on losses ranging from large big box retail and industrial fires to residential Category 2 and 3 water losses.

Unlike ozone, atmospheric hydroxyls are safe for people, animals, plants and all sensitive materials like rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl, electronics, paper and artwork. Contents can be wet while being deodorized without the risk of bleaching. Jobs can be streamlined when the contractor is able to deodorize while drying, cleaning and demoing. Both contents and structure can be treated at the same time, and as conditions permit, certain pack-out activities can be avoided or substantially reduced. In many cases, residents can stay in their home or businesses and remain open, while avoiding costly business interruption. 

Cleaning & Deodorizing Smokers House: Protocol

6/3/2018 (Permalink)

photo of a smoked cigarette butt put out on a surface SERVPRO of Ocala Knows How to Eliminate Cigarette Odor

Got a Cigarette Smoke Odor Problem? SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County can help.















Call today to schedule a no cost inspection and estimate. 352-732-6630

Professional Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning-SERVPRO of Ocala

Folks may not know it but SERVPRO of Ocala can and will professionally steam clean your Commercial Kitchens and bring them back to looking new. Commercial Kitchens always need a detailed cleaning and sanitizing inside and out to make sure they pass State Health Codes. SERVPRO of Ocala has been providing this type of heavy serious cleaning for all type of Commercial kitchens. Hospitals, Schools, Assisted Living, Restaurants, and even kitchens like The Elks Club, as shown in the photo, can be cleaned and sanitized by the highly trained pros. at SERVPRO of Ocala. We've been helping families and businesses get the cleaning and restoration they need since 1974!So call SERVPRO of Ocala for a free inspection and estimate of your Commercial Kitchen Cleaning needs.

Is Filing an Insurance Claim The Only Option?

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

A photo of the Flyer explaining the 90 Day No Interest Plan SERVPRO of Ocala 90 Day Payment Plan Flyer for Water Damage

Some customers who called their local Insurance Agent with a Water Damage are usually  told to "file a claim" Knowing that Insurance Agents don't like claims Mike Webb, Marketing Manager of SERVPRO of Ocala and SERVPRO of South Marion County developed a No Interest 90 Day Payment Plan as an option to filing insurance claims. Many local insurance agencies have expressed to Mike the reason they wish they could talk to their policy holders first before they file a claim. They what to keep claims as low as they can in their offices. Mike begin marketing this plan to local Agents 4 years ago and the results have been very successful Now Agents have an option rather than telling customers to file a claim they can recommend SERVPRO of Ocala and our No Interest 90 Day Payment Plan. Now this is a great reason why insurance agents recommend and trust SERVPRO of Ocala (See a photo of the 90 day payment plan flyer used to market agents.)

CE Classes hosted by SERVPRO of Ocala-2019

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Follow the Green sign to Continuing Education hosted by: SERVPRO of Ocala

SERVPRO of Ocala is excited this year to offer 2 CE Classes for our local Insurance Agents, Adjusters, Real Estate Professionals and Community Association Managers. What makes these classes a little more special is where we are holding the classes. The College of Central Florida one of our Commercial Clients has offered a wonderful training conference room on the campus. This way all attendees can tour the campus while there if they choose. Last year we had such an open dialog between agents, adjusters and CAM's that we decided to hold it again this year. Much was learned from all the questions comments and suggestions that even myself (Mike Webb, Marketing Manager) learned quite a bit of information I did not know in my 15 years as a marketing professional for SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Ocala Customer Event

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ocala, Mike Webb, Marketing Manager entertaining SERVPRO Customers!

SERVPRO of Ocala is hosting a community wide event with friends, family and SERVPRO of Ocala Clients being invited as an appreciation for their business and support. Mike Webb, SERVPRO of Ocala's Marketing Manager will be providing the live entertainment. A local Winery and Microbrewery will be supplying the drinks, food and fun. SERVPRO of Ocala will be giving away marketing promotional items, gifts and free drink tickets for their customers. We believe its always best to show any way we can our gratitude to our many loyal and new clients. Our SERVPRO of Ocala staff along with display our trucks will be there on hand to make sure everyone is shown a good time and how much we are thankful for the community and clients support for the last 45 years!     

Ocala Florida-Celebrate Summer Safely for 2019

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

Please have a "Damage Free Summer" In 2019

Summer is synonymous with Barbecues, parades and Fireworks! Your Local SERVPRO of Ocala professional want you to have an enjoyable and Safe Summer for 2019 Consider the following tips to ensure your summer celebrations are "Disaster Free"

1. BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

2. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanding tree branches.

3. NEVER leave your grill while cooking, Unattended

4. Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear

5. Do Not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby to extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire.

6. Children should Never pick up fireworks that may be left over as they may still be active

Fireworks cause an average of almost 20,000 reported fires per year. Be safe and have a happy summer. Your friends at SERVPRO of Ocala is ready 24/7 to help if needed.

SERVPRO of Ocala Moisture Inspection Services

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Photo of suspected moisture in the ceiling of this home from roof damage.

SERVPRO of Ocala is happy to help our customers find and solve problems. One service we provide is Moisture Inspection. Here  are a few tools we use to do just that.

1. Visual or using our eyeballs

Visual inspection is an integral part of every inspection we perform. SERVPRO of Ocala trained professionals have the experience and have seen the signs of water intrusion many times. While a visual survey will help identify where problems may exist, it won’t tell you if there is moisture in the walls. A probe test is still required to accurately measure moisture levels and determine if cracks or stains are symptoms of trouble lurking.

2. Protimeter or Moisture Meter

The protimeter is the only tool that accurately measures moisture content in materials. Depending on what we are assessing, we can probe from the exterior or interior through two very small holes, which we will seal up with a color matching caulk. Unless you know we were there, you won’t know we were there, but we will be able to tell you what moisture levels you have in your home. Probing also allows us to perform a damage assessment of the materials – critical in determining the need for our water drying services and in developing a scope of necessary repairs.

3. Hygrometer

We can measure with a hygrometer to determine if humidity is the culprit behind your grief. This is also the primary tool in our holster when conducting concrete slab relative humidity (RH) testing.

4. Infrared Camera (see photo)

These thermal imaging devices are, hands down, the best way to find insulation voids in walls and attic spaces that can lead to condensation and damage.

SERVPRO of Ocala is here to help. Call us today if you suspect you have a moisture problem.    (352)732-6630

Mold Problems-Call SERVPRO of Ocala

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Ocala for all your Mold problems, Big or small.

When there is water intrusion mold can quickly become a problem. Mold can affect your health and cause damage to your property. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process.

1. Call SERVPRO of Ocala

2. SERVPRO of Ocala will Inspect and give an assessment

3. SERVPRO of Ocala will set up Mold Containment

4. Air Filtration will be employed

5.SERVPRO of Ocala will remove mold and mold-infested materials

6. Cleaning and Sanitizing Contents and Belongings

7. Restoration and if needed reconstruction by SERVPRO of Ocala

Your local SERVPRO of Ocala professionals understands mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Call us today for a professional inspection of your home or busmiess-352-732-6630

SERVPRO of Ocala Host A Fun Time With Their Clients in Ocala, FL.

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

two guys on stage with musical instruments Mike Webb,(with guitar) SERVPRO of Ocala Marketing Manager/Consultant performing live for local SERVPRO Clients with a friend joining in.

SERVPRO of Ocala hosted a Customer Appreciation Event at a local Winery. Clients were treated to food and drink along with live music provided by Mike Webb, SERVPRO of Ocala Marketing Manager/ Consultant. It was a nice way to say "Thank you" to all our clients and get to meet them in a relaxed social setting. They loved it! SERVPRO of Ocala believes in giving back to both our communities and customers when the opportunity presents itself. This "get together" was a one of a kind in regards to Mike Webb's former experience in the music industry and ability to perform and entertain our SERVPRO customers and family and friends. Mike also gets to follow up with everyone while visiting his customers asking what they thought of the evening and how SERVPRO of Ocala might improve on future events.

Are You Ready?

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Businesses, "Are You Ready"?

Why call SERVPRO of Ocala? Here is one reason. SERVPRO of Ocala is commented to helping you prepare for disaster now by offering to all our Centers of Influences material on "What to do until help arrives" These are distributed by our local SERVPRO of Ocala marketing reps/consultants. Be on the look out for your SERVPRO consultant to visit your offices and place of business. Along with visits we are working to build relationships with the Marion county Red Cross and local fire departments. We also work with property managers, facility managers and risk managers. We have all type of professional trades that work with SERVPRO of Ocala to come to the aid to the commercial business. These provide support to these buildings where SERVPRO of Ocala does not offer such services making sure restoration is 100% complete.