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Sanford Community Clean Up Day

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Seminole and West Volusia green vehicles Our Crew Came Out To keep Sanford Sparkling!

As a cleaning and restoration company, we like to see our city clean inside and out.

Last month our crew volunteered to join other Sanford locals in a public community service event called Keep Sanford Sparkling, where we spent just 1 hour picking up litter and trash from the streets of downtown Sanford. Not only was it a beautiful Florida day, but it was great to see everyone else who took the time to come out, roll up their sleeves, and take part in something that is beneficial to the community. 

When our time was up and we all turned in our garbage bags at the end of the hour, we weighed them together to find out we had collected over 150 pounds of waste from the streets of Sanford! 

This is just another way that SERVPRO North Seminole and West Volusia contributes to the local community. At the end of the day, we just want to see things as clean and restored as they possibly can be. Whether it's commercial, residential, or from the streets of Sanford, we have taken it upon ourselves to make sure our community's restoration needs are taken care of. And with that, we'd like to thank everyone who came out to Keep Sanford Sparkling!

Mold Remediation In Sanford, Florida

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Looking For Mold Remediation In Sanford? 

Like all cities in the state of Florida, Sanford's subtropical climate produces a lot of rain and humidity. Sometimes this moisture seeps into your home and mold begins to form. Are you asking yourself "what is that musty odor is in my home?"

Well, it's probably mold. Not sure how to find it? Or do you already know where the mold is growing? 

Well then you have come to the right place! 

Why SERVPRO Of North Seminole?

SERVPRO of North Seminole County is the one-stop shop for mold remediation. We can help locate, assess, and then clean any mold growth inside your Sanford home. Our first class professionals can handle mold jobs of any size, and return your home to its original mold-free condition. 

If any of the above questions make you think about your home, it's time to give SERVPRO of North Seminole County a call. 

The bad news: If you have ever asked or thought any of the above questions, you may be dealing with a mold issue in your home.

The good news: We are experienced professionals in mold remediation! Our crew would be happy to come out and inspect your home and the area of concern to see what you may be dealing with - at no cost to you, of course. 

Mold in your home can be scary...In some cases, it may even mean health concerns for your family. But don't worry, SERVPRO of North Seminole County is here to serve you and help get your life back to normal and your home mold-free! 

Give us a call today: 407-323-2422

Large or Small...SERVPRO is Ready!

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to water, fire or mold damage we can handle any job, large or small. When your home or commercial property gets hit with an unexpected broken pipe, do you know just exactly who to call? Maybe that undetected roof leak has caused a mold issue or you've had a small electrical fire. No matter the size or type of loss, SERVPRO of North Seminole County is ready to respond. 

We have the assets, equipment and certified employees to immediately begin mitigating your loss. For 40 years we have been doing just that. So when disaster strikes, call the #1 Cleaning and Restoration company in the Country. 

Here in your community. Here to help.

SERVPRO of North Seminole County

407-323-2422

A Culture of Service

5/10/2020 (Permalink)

For 40 years, SERVPRO of North Seminole County has taken pride in serving this community. We realize that when our clients call us they are typically in some phase of panic. Whether a water damage, fire or mold issue, their lives and/or business has been significantly interrupted. 

Every day, in our morning meeting, we discuss with our crews the opportunity that is ahead for them that day. It's an opportunity to positively impact someone's life; to help them realize we are going to make a bad situation better for them. It's what we train for and what we do. It's our culture; a culture of service. 

Thank you for allowing SERVPRO of North Seminole County to serve you. 

SERVPRO of North Seminole County

407-323-2422

"Here In Your Community: Here To Help"

The Difference You Didn't Expect

4/19/2020 (Permalink)

Damage has just struck your home or business and now you are weighing your options on who to call. Here is why you should call SERVPRO. 

Here at SERVPRO we go the extra mile to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the final product. Staffed with a hard working team that truly cares, we are prepared to help you feel back on track! One of the ways we do this is by prioritizing your comfort and safety, we understand that this is not "just a job", this is your life. We want to do everything we can to not only restore the damage, but to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. 

As our manager Jason Dalton has always said and stood by: "We treat the customers' home as if it were our own". This creates a further sense of respect and understanding for the customers individual needs and requests.

Do I Have MOLD?

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

Visible Microbial Growth This looks small but is an indication that there could be a larger mold issue going on

“The answer is YES”, says Joe Dalton/General Manager of SERVPRO of North Seminole and West Volusia Counties. “We live in Central Florida; the ambient humidity alone creates a substantial amount of mold spores throughout our environment. We track it in on our shoes, our pets bring it in and even the wind can push it into our homes and businesses. The real question is, Do I Have A MOLD Problem?

“More than likely, no, you don’t. A mold problem would mean that mold and/or mold spores are present in your home/business equal to or above the level(s) that exist outside your home. And unless you’ve had some sort of leak or water damage; you don’t regulate the temperature in your home properly or you’ve been gone for a significant amount of time with the A/C unit turned off; the odds of an existing mold issue are low.” However, if you’ve had any of those circumstances and/or suspect you have a problem because you visibly see mold; have a mold/musty odor or experience abnormal allergy issues, it’s worth having a Licensed Mold Remediation company assess things. “The last thing you want to do is try and treat a mold problem yourself” says Joe. “People tell me all the time that they will just clean it with bleach. First, bleach or chlorine in and of itself can be harmful if not handled properly. More importantly, bleach is 60-75% water so while it cleans the surface it actually increases the main component for mold growth (moisture). You are putting a band-aid on a broken leg at that point.”

Mold needs several things to grow.

  • A food source (wood, drywall, cotton, porous material)
  • Moisture (water leaks, humidity)
  • Warmth (mold can’t grow in freezing temperatures)

If conditions are right, mold can begin to grow within 48 hours. It also can be various colors, shapes and forms, not just black. Some mold growth can be white and look like small threads. Other mold can be black, gray/brown, gray/green, etc. If it’s present behind wallpaper or under vinyl flooring it can even appear orange, pink or purple. 

At the end of the day, if you have an indication of water damage/excessive moisture (water stains, discoloration, peeling/bubbling/cracking of paint or wallpaper), have a licensed remediation company perform a water damage/moisture check. And if you suspect a mold problem based upon conditions mentioned in this article or you simply want piece of mind, give us a call 407-323-2422. SERVPRO of North Seminole County is a licensed mold remediation company. 

Selling A Central Florida Home?

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Outdoor photo with for sale sign outside of home We can help you sell a home faster (and cleaner).

Realtors, This Ones' For You. 

Want to know a secret? Clean homes sell faster! Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminants like mold and irritating dust throughout a home. In Florida, we also understand the increased potential for previously undetected mold growth in any given home. Any leaks, water stains, or lingering odors can also be a sign of a larger issue. 

Your sellers may have trouble spots to address before you list or schedule a home inspection. However, a lot of times realtors are the first ones to spot the issue. Either way, make sure you get a professional to address the problem(s). That way, you are less likely to run into issues during the buyer inspection. 

SERVPRO of North Seminole County is here to help with any of these issues and more! Give us a call today, for a free mold inspection or assessment: (407) 323-2422.

SERVPRO Goes Green

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of North Seminole County uses cleaning products made with natural ingredients?

Benefect is an authentic botanical disinfectant that can be used for water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, and trauma scene clean up. It uses the essential oil of the thyme plant as the Active Ingredient, not a synthetic chemical substitute.

As another big push to a more natural way of life - These cleaning products get the job done with no compromise in strength and without endangering your health or your environment.

SERVPRO of North Seminole County is committed to using environmentally friendly products as much as possible. It is our goal to help keep our world and your family, chemical-free!

Just one more reason to give us a call for all of your Cleaning & Restoration needs!

Better for the environment, better for you!

Here for you - 24/7 - 7 days a week: (407) 323.2422

Get Prepared...It's Almost Hurricane Season

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019)

There are so many essential tools and preparedness tips to get your family ready for hurricane season. Here in Central Florida, we know how important it is to make sure your family has a solid plan in place to stay as safe and secure as possible when facing a big storm. Here are a few guidelines we find most effective:

  1. Stay tuned to your local weather channels. Be in the know! It allows you the most time to prepare if a storm arises. It also allows for the most accurate local threats you may face during and after severe weather.
  2. Have an evacuation plan in place. Know where you would go, transportation avenues, and a timeline for travel.
  3. Finally, finalize an insurance plan that has the coverage you need to protect against severe weather damage. The majority of homeowners do not know the complete extent of what their insurance plan does or does not cover.

We hope these reminders assist you in planning for this upcoming hurricane season. Know that SERVPRO of North Seminole County is always here for your storm restoration needs! (407) 323-2422. 

The Difference You Didn't Expect

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Damage has just struck your home or business and now you are weighing your options on who to call. Here is why you should call SERVPRO. 

Here at SERVPRO we go the extra mile to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the final product. Staffed with a hard working team that truly cares, we are prepared to help you feel back on track! One of the ways we do this is by prioritizing your comfort and safety, we understand that this is not "just a job", this is your life. We want to do everything we can to not only restore the damage, but to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. 

As our manager Jason Dalton has always said and stood by: "We treat the customers' home as if it were our own". This creates a further sense of respect and understanding for the customers individual needs and requests. 

IICRC - What It Means For You

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

The crew that takes care of you!

SERVPRO of North Seminole County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

SERVPRO of North Seminole Goes Pink

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

SANFORD, FLORIDA -- SERVPRO of North Seminole County goes pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shared on their social media platforms earlier today, they released this statement along with a picture of members of their crew in pink SERVPRO shirts. “In October, we wear pink. We wear it to promote the importance of mammograms and early detection for women. We wear it to show our support for those in the midst of the fight. We wear it to celebrate with survivors, and to remember with those who have lost a loved one to this horrible disease. In October, we wear pink because we believe in a cure, and we need to find it.”

To learn more about how you can support breast cancer prevention awareness and research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please visit the following websites.

https://www.cancer.org/

https://ww5.komen.org/

SERVPRO of North Seminole County is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. Providing 24-hour emergency service, we are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. With the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs, we’re locally owned and operated and can respond immediately to your emergency.

 @SERVPROsanford

www.SERVPROnorthseminolecounty.com

Summer, Wet Floors, and Your Central Florida Home

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Wet feet can do a number on your floors!

Summer time for a lot of families means staying busy with lots of fun activities! If you live in Florida, a majority of those activities probably include water.

Whether you are cooling off in the pool, spending your days at the beach, or enjoying those awesome Florida water parks, those wet feet, clothes and accessories may have done a number on your floors this summer.

Can't forget those wet shoes after getting caught in a Central Florida afternoon thunderstorm!

Don't worry, the little bit of water most likely will not cause long term damage to your flooring. However, it may be time for a good cleaning!

Did you know that chlorine from a pool or water park can actually leave permanent stains on your flooring? It can also create an odor from where the chlorine has seeped into the carpet fibers. Salt water can also leave a sticky feeling residue on carpet and flooring, as well as make spots on your carpet feel stiff where the water was not completely dried up. 

Whether chlorine or salt water, your local Central Florida SERVPRO team can take care of that "end of summer" residue in no time! We offer regular carpet cleaning services that will keep your carpet looking new. Protect your flooring with carpet cleaning you can count on. We use safe state-of-the-art equipment and solutions and our certified and experienced technicians will get those floors clean in no time. 

Give SERVPRO of North Seminole County a call today at (407) 323-2422.