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Bathroom Sink Overflow

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Bathroom Sink Overflow Photo Showing Water Damage From An Overflowing Bathroom Sink

In this photo, notice the amount of water that is puddled on the rug and tile floor. This was a water damage that happened in Kissimmee FL. It was caused by an overflowing sink that went unnoticed until it seeped into the next room where the homeowner had been sitting. This caused water to travel throughout the home. Anything can happen so its best to expect the unexpected and have a plan of action for moments like this.

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-236-3553, we are always here to help.

Mold Located Within A Bathroom Vanity

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Located Within A Bathroom Vanity Mold within a bathroom vanity

This is a photo of mold damage inside a bathroom vanity in Winter Haven, FL. Mold can be found in any part of your home that has been affected by water and has not been properly dried or any area that has a substantial amount of humidity. With the right conditions mold can potentially become a problem for a homeowner. If you or someone you know has a mold issue, give us a call. We are always here to help! 

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-236-3553, we are always here to help.

Flooding, Knowing What To Do If It Happens To You

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Intense tropical squalls & thunderstorms happen often in Florida, and can produce flash floods. Here are some tips to get you through the emergency.

Advance Preparation

Prepare in advance with a SERVPRO Emergency ready programs mobile App. https://ready.SERVPRO.com/Home/MobileApp (ERP). Our convenient mobile app stores all your utility and emergency response information in one place, so you can access this information from your smartphone or computer.

Watch for Pooling Water 

Look for places around your property where water pools, and channel it away from buildings. Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and they are directing water as intended.

Maintain Sump Pump 

If you have a sump pump, check to be sure it is operational before water starts rising. Consider a back-up generator to ensure your pump works when you need it most. Contact your insurance agent to add coverage in case your sump pump fails. 

Raise Storage Goods 

Use shelving and/or pallets to keep storage items off the floor to reduce the impact of small floods. In many situations, raising boxes just a few inches will be enough to keep storage goods above the water line. 

Cut Power if Necessary 

As rising water approaches the level of electrical outlets, you risk having a live current flow through all the water. Cut the power if you can safely do so without standing in water. Otherwise, evacuate and contact an electrician to cut the power before you go back in for recovery.

Keep Storm Drains Clear

If you see water pooling around a storm drain, the drain may be clogged with debris. Clearing the debris will help keep the water flowing away from your neighborhood.

Consider Flood Insurance 

Homeowners insurance will not cover floods; you must purchase a separate policy for flood protection. When all else fails, flood insurance will provide you the means to respond to a catastrophic flooding event.

Be Aware on the Road 

Be careful when driving during spring storms, especially when you hear flash flood warnings. Never drive into fully submerged roadway. The water surface will be at the same level as the pavement you can see. This view can deceive you into thinking the water is shallow because you cannot see how the road dips under the surface. 

Act Fast 

When a flood happens, you need to act fast to dry out any wet items, particularly structural materials like walls and flooring.

 SERVPRO of Haines City/ Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-236-3553, we are always here to help.

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Memorial Day is a time at which we remember those who lost their life’s while serving in the military. Traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May. This Memorial Days local forecast has a high of 100 and a low of 88 with a 0% chance of rain. If you have any damages to your home during this Memorial Day weekend give us a call. We are a 24/7 emergency response company.   

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

2019 Hurricane Season

5/19/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane season is right around the corner. Are you Prepared? With the catastrophic winds and rains from hurricane Irma, many families and businesses suffered. With families trying to rebuild their homes and companies are putting their businesses back together it’s easy to get sidetracked from the upcoming season. Be prepared! Know where to go and what to do in case of an emergency. Give us a call if your home has water, fire or mold damage. We can help!

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Re-mediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-236-3553, we are always here to help.

Braving a Hurricane

5/19/2019 (Permalink)

I remember when I was around 10-11 years old, Hurricane Charley went right over central Florida. My family went over to my aunt’s house in Winter Haven to hunker down. As the storm passed over the trees were bending, the wind was howling, and suddenly, the wooden privacy fence in the back yard flew up and it was gone. All at once the wind and the rain calmed and you can see blue skies and sunshine. For a minute everything was peaceful, then about 3 minutes later the battering wind and rain started right back up. The eye of Hurricane Charley had gone right over us. It will be an experience that I will never forget. Remembering back to 2004 when Florida was hit by not only Charley but 3 other powerful hurricanes, makes you want to get a plan together and have can goods, water, flashlights, spare batteries and a safe place to brave the storm. It also makes you think of who you would call if you have damages to your home. I know who I would call SERVPRO, they are always here to help. – Liz

Water Damage Caused By A Leaking Roof

5/19/2019 (Permalink)

If you have a roof leak it is very important to get a professional company out to address the damage and either fix it or tarp it. If the leak continues it can turn into more than just a roof leak. The Photo shown is of a roof that leaked and continued to leak and eventually caused the drywall ceiling to collapse. The customer was overwhelmed and needed help. SERVPRO was able to go out and take it off their hands. They were very pleased with our services.

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Re-mediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-236-3553, we are always here to help.

Knowing What To Do If You Have Fire Damage

5/19/2019 (Permalink)

A Fire damage can happen at any given moment. It can either be when you are home or when you are not. It’s important to know what to do. A house fire can be caused by many things, an unattended candle, a microwave, a cigarette, etc... It is crucial that you know who to call. If it is a fire that can not be put out using a fire extinguisher, call the fire department or 911 and then call SERVPRO. If you are able to put it out with a fire extinguisher, do it and then call SERVPRO and we will be able to assist from there.

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Re-mediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-236-3553, we are always here to help

EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City proudly announces that we are an EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm. This means that we have fulfilled the requirements of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Section 402, and have received certification to conduct lead-based paint renovations, repair, and painting activities pursuant to 40 CFR Part 745.89. When dealing with lead based paint homes we take the proper precautions to ensure you and your family are safe. Remember the older the home the greater potential it has for lead based paint. To learn more about lead based paint or to look up our certified firm please visit http://www.epa.gov. If you have any questions regarding our services please feel free to contact us. Thank you!

Dundee Chamber of Commerce

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants to thank, The Lake Dundee Chamber of Commerce, for having our Sales Rep. Dawn Cousineau join their meeting with all the members of the Chamber on 5/14/19. If you’re a member of the chamber and you own a commercial building or Residential property that has had water, fire, or mold damage please give us a call, we are always here to help. Don't hesitate to call our office at the number below. We are here to help our fellow chamber members and residents of Dundee.

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Re-mediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.