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Hernando County 24- Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Here to help poster. Here at SERVPRO we work 24-7 to help our clients with any emergency water damage that might occur!

SERVPRO of  Hernando County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (352) 683-3730.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Hernando County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Hernando County

SERVPRO of Hernando County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Keeping Mold Out!

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Prevention

  • Mold: It’s a sight no business owner wants to see. The discovery of mold in your Spring Hill office can cause alarm with everyone. Not only this, but mold growth can result in heavy costs on your part. Luckily, there are things you can do to help prevent microbial growth.

Pay Attention to Humidity

Mold thrives in humid environments, so be aware of areas at work where the humidity levels may be on the high side. If you spot concerns, get a dehumidifier. Basements, attics and the areas under sinks are common culprits.

Watch for Flooding

Water damage is perhaps the most common source for mold trouble. After a heavy storm or pipe break, hire a competent water cleanup team to thoroughly dry the building and sanitize the area.

Repair Leaks Promptly

Inspect your kitchens, break rooms and restrooms regularly. As soon as you spot trouble with pipes and faucets, especially persistent dripping and leaks, get the right people on the job to fix the issues.

Ventilation Is Critical

Mold prevention will be successful if your building has effective ventilation throughout all areas. This is especially important in kitchens or laundry areas. If you have these rooms in your building, ensure that you have functioning fans in them.

Like any disaster or unforeseen incident, preventing mold may not be 100 percent possible, but you can significantly increase the likelihood that this unwanted invader will stay away from the premises. Don’t wait for water damage or other issues to spring you into action. Pay attention to all of these factors so you can keep mold away.

Thunder and Lighting Don't Have To Be Scary!

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

In the Florida summers, rainstorms are happen often, sometimes even daily. They are always accompanied by thunder and lightning. According to the Office of the State Climatologist, based at Florida State University, our state has more thunderstorm activity than any other part of the nation: In a typical year on the western half on the peninsula, more than 80 days show thunder and lightning. Also, “Central Florida's frequency of summer thunderstorms equals that of the world's maximum thunderstorm areas: Lake Victoria region of equatorial Africa and the middle of the Amazon basin. The Amazon and east African areas maintain their frequency of thunderstorm activity throughout most of the year, whereas the number of thunderstorms in Florida drops off sharply in the fall and does not pick back up until spring.” 

 Storms can develop rapidly and the skies have a tendency to open up during your planned outing. If you find yourself caught outside during a severe thunderstorm, here are a few tips to help keep you safe.  

  1. If you are in an open area, find a low place such as a ravine or valley. 
  1. If you are in water, get to land immediately and seek shelter. 
  1. If you are in a forested area, find shelter in a low area under a thick grow of small trees. 
  2. If you are in a car, keep the windows closed. 

http://climatecenter.fsu.edu/topics/thunderstorms

Summer Fire Safety

6/19/2021 (Permalink)

It’s quintessential Florida summertime: roasting marshmallows over an open campfire with a cold beverage in your hand, grilling burgers and dogs by the pool, relaxing with friends and family. Summer is a time to enjoy Weeki Wachee’s great outdoors, but it is also important to keep safety in mind. Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association, to keep you and your family safe all summer long.

  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.
  • When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.
  • When camping, always use a flame-retardant tent and set up camp far away from the campfire.
  • Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire. Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.
  • Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.

Have a safe and happy summer!

http://www.nfpa.org/

No Burning Ordinance May 2021

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

In May of 2021 in Hernando County there was a No Burning Ordinance in place. This Ordinance was set in motion because with the heat levels being higher than normal and the ground staying  dry for longer than normal, there is a higher chance of objects to set fire quicker and faster than they normally do. In Florida we are use to higher than normal heat index and it being dry and humid. With this Ordinance in place it states that there is to be no burning in Hernando County except in the following conditions: Yard waste that meets the requirements below. Agricultural, silvicultural, land-clearing, pile and acreage burning all require a burning authorization from the Florida Forest Service.

https://www.hernandocounty.us/departments/departments-f-m/fire-rescue/burn-permits-1659

Fire Damage to Your Brooksville Business?

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business. 

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service 
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster 
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises 
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists 

SERVPRO of Hernando County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Our technicians are available 24/7 to our community in need. If you have any loss in your Spring Hill business, call Us Today (352) 683-3730.  

Storms in Spring Hill Are No Match for SERVPRO

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Storm season is approaching faster than ever. SERVPRO of Hernando Countyspecializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. We are open to our community 24/7, so we can be there when you need us.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Spring Hill to Brooksville and beyond, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at (352) 683-3730

Water Damage Do's and Don'ts

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

When it comes to water, it can cause more damage than you think. Water can easily fit in crevices and cracks, finding its way just about any where in your home or business. Here are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to water damages.

Do’s:

Most important- Shut off the source of water if possible and if you cannot do so, contact a qualified party to get the water shut off. This will save your home or business from getting more damage.

Turn off the circuit breakers for the wet areas. For your safety, its important to disconnect any electrical activity near a source of water.

Remove or prop up wet furniture or upholsteries for even drying and to prevent further damage.

Don’ts:

Leave books, newspapers or other colored items near wet carpets or walls, this will help avoid staining.

Use TV’s or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.

Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, this could cause possible electrical shock or do serious damage to the vacuum cleaner.

Three Categories of Water Damage

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Water damages come in all shapes and sizes and also come in different categories. These categories are Category 1 Water Damage: Clean Water Damages, Category 2 Water Damage: Grey Water Damage, and Category 3 Water Damage: Black Water Damage.

It is important for our SERVPRO technicians to understand the different sources these categories fall under. Each category is to be treated differently to ensure that our clients are not living in a contaminated area. Category 1 water is the least severe on the IICRC scale and this includes broken pipes and water supply lines. Also, it can include things like overflowing sinks and bathtubs and really any toxin-free water.

The next level up from that is a Category 2, “grey water”. This is water that comes from overflowing toilets or washing machines. Even though this water may not be harmful to humans, we still have to remove any affected items and completely disinfect the area.

The most severe is the Category 3 Water aka Black Water. This is the most extreme kind of water and requires immediate action because it might result to serious health risk. Black Water includes things such as sewage, flood water, and seawater. Anything that has been touched by Category 3 water will need to be removed from the property and the dwelling will need to undergo some serious disinfecting.

If you or someone you know has a water damage in their home or business, give us a call at SERVPRO of Hernando County, 727-847-3000.

Science of Drying

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? Having the knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition.

While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, the team at SERVPRO of Hernando County is trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. If your business or home suffers a water damage, SERVPRO of Hernando County will:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does it mean to help “speed up Mother Nature”? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material–but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out.

SERVPRO of Hernando County has the tools and equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. We also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom line? In Spring Hill, Brooksville, Hernando Beach, Weeki Wachee, and beyond, our team has the training and equipment to help make water damage “Like it never even happened.”