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Broken Pipe

12/7/2023 (Permalink)

Broken pipe A broken pipe in the bathroom

Broken or damaged pipes aren’t always obvious. Most pipes burst or leak without warning, and it can be days, weeks or even months before you notice the signs of a damaged pipe. However, once you do spot a leaking or broken pipe, it’s critical to act fast. A broken pipe that isn’t immediately repaired can become a disastrous problem. Leaking water may damage your property and belongings, and your furniture, appliances, carpets, rugs and even clothes can be ruined in a broken pipe accident. Water seepage that’s left attended can also impact your Business or family’s health, as bacteria and mold flourish in damp environments. In this particular case SERVPRO responded to a commercial water loss caused by a broken pipe in the restroom wall. The Client contacted us as soon as it happened and we were on site within an hour. We extracted water and set drying equipment and the customer was pleased with everything we did for them.  

Removal of Baseboard

12/7/2023 (Permalink)

Removing baseboard molding Removing baseboard from a water damage loss

How To: Remove Baseboard 

Whether you’re planning on replacing a floor or simply wanting to change up the style of trim in a room, your project to-do list will likely start with removal of the baseboard, that strip of wood or plastic that covers the joint between the walls and floor, as well as any shoe molding that may be present. Particularly if you want to save money by reusing the same baseboard over a new floor, it’s important to free the trim without damaging it—and without scratching, denting, or gouging the walls. At one time, achieving such precision required a number of outmoded tools, hard work, lots of patience, and extra time and money spent repairing holes and replacing damaged trim. Now, with the help of an impressively simple new tool called the Trim Puller, obtaining a pro-quality job is a total snap, saving you time and money along the way.

Mold Containment

12/6/2023 (Permalink)

Containment Doorway Containment

SERVPRO of Lake County Florida was contacted by a home owner for some remediation services. When we contacted the home owner he stated that she had the home inspected by a environmental company and that they took air samples in his home. We ask him if we could see the written protocol (report). After reviewing all the documents we began putting up containment in the bedroom. The drywall under window was effected and had to be removed.  After all this work was completed the environmental company did a clearance test in the home since the homeowner had some health concerns. The home owner was extremely happy with the entire process and would highly recommend SERVPRO of Lake Co. Florida        

Water Damage that turned into Mold

12/6/2023 (Permalink)

Debris on Contents Micro Cleaning and Containment

From leaking damaged roof to burst pipes and flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face as a school corporation. If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your attic can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your classroom structure and furnishings and can even lead to the growth of hazardous mold. When the worst happens, call the experts at SERVPRO of Lake County Florida. With one call, we’re at your side, providing expert guidance on what to do, with the experience to fix the problem fast. In this case we were on site within one hour of the emergence call. We put up containment do to the growth and started cleaning and moving contents to a clean room.

Water damage happens for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Plumbing leaks
  • Burst or broken pipes & hoses
  • A clogged toilet
  • Moisture behind walls
  • A leaking roof
  • Foundation cracks
  • Refrigerator /Ice maker leaks

Whatever the cause, fast mitigation is key to restoration, and this is where SERVPRO of Lake County Fl. excels 24 Hr. per day 7 days per week. Please call SERVPRO at 352-735-7711

Soot Damage from Fire

12/6/2023 (Permalink)

Cleaning Trophy Mounts Soot Damage on Trophy Mounts

An accidental fire can occur from many household items and can easily smoke up a house in minutes if it is not properly and quickly handled. While proper insurance can help mitigate financial loss, it is better to understand and work to prevent the situations that lead to house fires on any kind. Most homes are stocked full with combustible items. This list is meant to help homeowners not only identify potential issues but also lower the risk of a house fire. This particular instance was a home owner was using the self-cleaning attachment for his electric stove. The sensors on the stove malfunctioned and it didn’t shut off. The smoke was all throughout the house and his collection of trophy mounts were all affected. Whether it’s a candle accidentally burning throughout the night, faulty cooking equipment or any other scenario, homeowners should be aware of the most common causes of house fires and work to minimize and prevent accidents before they occur. When using the self-clean on your stove, it would be a good idea not to leave and be aware of what could happen. It would also be a good idea to always have a fire extinguisher ready just in case one is needed.

Ozone Safety

12/4/2023 (Permalink)

Ozone Signage Warning

When ozone treatment is recommended in a business or a residential home, proper notification is very important to the homeowner or business. Signage should always be placed on all external doors notifying the structure has a an activated oxygen generator in use and to not enter until ozone treatment is complete. This leaves the air fresh because the source of the odor has been permanently removed. And there are no artificial odors so the space becomes free of odors. Employ the power of ozone and create an outdoor fresh environment in your facility!

Mold Remediation

12/4/2023 (Permalink)

Mold Mold Remediation

This was a water damage that went left untreated at a business. SERVPRO of Lake County was quick to respond and proper steps where taken to make this business safe for customer and staff. 

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Water Damage Equipment Set

12/4/2023 (Permalink)

Equipment on commercial loss Dry out service

Flooding and other water damage can be sudden and destructive to  property. If left untreated, the excess water can cause health hazards and create structural damage. Immediate action is necessary to save you both money and worry. Whether the culprit is a broken pipe, sewage back up, or simply rainwater, a commercial building flooding can be devastating – and when it comes time to fix water damage, it can be costly.

Mold on Kitchen Cabinets

11/9/2023 (Permalink)

Mold Growth Mold on Kitchen Cabinets

Black mold in cabinet - What you should know!

So you just opened a cabinet door to grab something from under the sink and noticed a musty smell, moved some things around and noticed some mold growth. Now what? Well, don’t get overly worried right now. It may be the case you just have a very small problem on your hands that can be dealt with fairly simply and affordably. Of course, it may also be the very small tip of a larger iceberg. How can you know for sure? Well, technically it’s impossible to know what’s going on below the cabinets without removing them. But that’s clearly an expensive process that you don’t want to begin unless you know you have a bigger problem on your hands. What we suggest in this case is to call SERVPRO of Lake County Florida a certified water & mold damage restoration company to have us assess the situation. We can check behind and underneath the cabinets to see if moisture has traveled elsewhere. If that is the case, it’s usually the case the mold growth has also expanded. But mold damage can be tricky because you really don’t know what you’re up against until you start peeling back layers. Given that, many homeowners can’t help but start doing a little demolition themselves.  If you feel inclined to start pulling back cabinets or punching through drywall, please just keep in mind that doing so will kick up mold particles that you can end up breathing or that can travel to other parts of your home. That’s why SERVPRO will contain the affected area before removing any areas as well as wear full body and face protection.

Water Damage

11/9/2023 (Permalink)

Equipment set Drywall cut and Equipment set

Home owners came back from vacation to find their toilet supply line had broken. They talked to their neighbor who highly recommended SERVPRO of Lake county Florida. They called us after hours and we responded quickly. We arrived onsite within 45 minutes and after all the paperwork was reviewed and signed by the home owners, SERVPRO of Lake County Florida went to work Extracting water and manipulating contents throughout the home. All the Homeowners three rooms of Laminate flooring had to be removed from being under water for days. The owners were very happy with everything we did to save their valuables and blocked up their furniture from further damage. SERVPRO of Lake county Florida is available 24/7 for all your emergency needs. Ph. 1-352-735-3311