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Mold Prevention in Hernando County

7/21/2020 (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.

Day 15: The Day My Zoom Reflection Made Me Reflective

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

The idea of the Zoom or Microsoft Teams conference video is to provide live stream with colleagues to make it feel like a real live meeting, where people are having conversations and collaborating. However, everyone appears to be staring at their own self. After a month of these calls, I am still trying to figure out why everyone else’s head looks so big on the screen but my head looks small in the picture. Does my head look big on their screen or is there something wrong with my head? Those thoughts quickly shift to thinking about the bags under my eyes accentuated by these office fluorescent lights- can we do something about this? And then I move on to, ‘Why am I wearing pants right now anyway?’ A friend warned from personal experience, if you don’t wear pants, make sure a mirror is not behind you – good tip. My early studies conclude it is not just me. The deadpan straight-ahead look is on almost everyone’s face. These studies are finding people are just trying to mask over the fact that they binged on “Ozark” Season 3 last night until 1 a.m. and they are just hoping to get through the call without having to participate. These early studies also suggest as the Pandemic Groundhog Days keep churning, blow-up dolls will soon take the place of people, just to see if anyone notices or, better yet, if anyone cares. A friend told me if you angle the camera just right, you can slide your phone under the camera, hit the mute button and complete your grocery list on Shipt all while appearing completely engaged. My studies have not confirmed this as fact. This seems like an advanced technique, more of a pro’s pro kind of move. So, if you see me driving down the road and I appear to be in a complete trance, just know it is not you nor it is personal, I am probably just on a Zoom hangover. Feel free to snap me out of it just don’t say anything about the bags under my eyes – I have already seen them in glaring light. On the bright side, the Bucs are rumored to sign Gronk. All is good in the world.

Commercial Loss at Our Local Hospital

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

When water damage occurs in our local Spring Hill hospital, it can cause significant damage to a variety of equipment and sensitive instruments in the building. Whether the cause is a sprinkler malfunction, water overflow, a pipe leak or something else, it can lead to thousands of dollars in damage and equipment loss. At SERVPRO of Hernando County, our team responds as quickly and responsibly to ensure as little damage as possible and begin treating the affected areas immediately.

Saving equipment

One of the costliest effects of a Brooksville hospital water damage is the effect it may have on the some of the equipment. Medical equipment can be extremely sensitive to the effects of excessive moisture and most of the time will require specialized technicians to repair them correctly. SERVPRO of Hernando County maintains an extensive list of licensed local and national partners that can help recover as much of your damaged equipment as possible and can help conduct inventory services to find out what all was unsalvageable in the loss. 
 

Getting facilities operational again

We understand the need to get a hospital up and running as quickly as possible after a water damage occurs. With copious amounts of equipment and all hands-on deck, that, along with safety for the patients is our top priority!

SERVPRO of Hernando County is a local provider of professional-grade water damage mitigation and restoration services.

Water Damage in your Hernando Business

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage is not always a sudden burst pipe gushing water into your business, sometimes its as simple as an unseen slow leak for an extended period of time. The good news is, there are signs that appear with that type of loss as well. If you see the following signs affecting your Spring Hill business, try to investigate a little and see if there is an issue that requires immediate assistance. If so give SERVPRO of Hernando County a call 24/7 to help mitigate!

Musty odor

Do you have a musty odor throughout your building that you can’t quite locate? That could be a sign of water damage. Musty odors begin forming when there is standing water present. This could be in an attic, crawl space or other area unseen.

Signs of mold

It only takes 24-hours for airborne mold spores to set up their home in your building if conditions are right. Where excessive moisture exists, often so do mold colonies. Professional remediation is a must to eliminate the conditions conducive to growth as well as stop the potential for cross-contamination to different areas of your business.

Water stains

Water stains are the most obvious sign of water damage in your commercial business. If you’re noticing discoloration on the ceiling or wall, chances are you have a leak. SERVPRO technicians have moisture detection equipment that allows them to “see” behind walls and under flooring to determine where the most extensive moisture is found.

If you are noticing any of these signs in your Weeki Wachee commercial property, call SERVPRO of Hernando County and let us come out and check it for you!

COVID- 19

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

As we face the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, now a pandemic, SERVPRO of Hernando County is receiving calls from clients in Spring Hill asking how to address this from a cleaning perspective.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and has spread to more than 132 countries. The virus, abbreviated COVID-19, is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

From a cleaning perspective, the CDC encourages the cleaning of high-touch surfaces. This can include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. This applies to commercial spaces as well.

SERVPRO is able to provide support by offering proactive cleaning services including removal of biohazard contaminants with an EPA-registered disinfectant and specialized cleaning methodology. We can help minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning! At SERVPRO, we’re trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration. Call SERVPRO of Hernando County to see how we can help clean your Spring Hill home or business.

MVPs for February!

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Hernando County we know how great our team is but getting confirmation like this makes our hearts happy! For the month of February we have two MVPs, Jeremiah and Dan L! Check out this review we received from someone in our local community that came across our “SERVPRO Angels.”

"On February 18th .. 2 SERVPRO angels appeared. My car stopped ....totally ...on highway 19 and Floramar. A very fast and high traffic area. No flashers, couldn’t get it into neutral ..nothing. Not a spark. It just stopped. Pretty scary! 2 SERVPRO angels saw me .... nervous and shaking as the cars either sped past me or yelled at me. They crossed the highway and came to my rescue. Dan managed to get it in neutral by some magic trick, while Jeremiah comforted me and tried to keep me calm in the middle of a very dangerous highway. They managed to push me across the street (3 lanes of traffic) into a parking lot of Advanced Auto Parts. Jeremiah opened up the hood ....went in and got a spray and brush and cleaned off a very corroded battery. They got it started ....wouldn’t accept any money gave me hugs and a phone number to call when I made it home and even offered to take time on their lunch hour to follow me. What kindness! If this company hires these kind of men you should use them. They went way beyond to help, at great personal danger to themselves. Have you traveled 19? Ugh! A HUGE Thank you to Dan and Jeremiah and a message to their boss...... you are lucky to have these guys as employees. In fact you should give them both a raise. Big points in heaven for both of them. 5 stars!"

Leading Causes to Commercial Water Damages

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Most are familiar with the work us here at SERVPRO of Hernando County do for home owners when they have water damage. However, did you know we also treat large commercial facilities as well? We are able to handle all sizes of water disasters, and as a part of our cleaning and restoration duty we are here to educate our community. Listed below are some of the most common reasons water damages occur.

  • Weather

Living in Florida comes with the common knowledge of how brutal storm season can be. Water damages done to commercial buildings happen for many reasons but when a massive storm or hurricane blows through, there’s a high potential your space might have water damage. A fallen tree crashed into your exterior leaving you exposed, flooding all throughout your interior, or even a broken window that now has allowed access for water, it is all possible.

  • Plumbing Backup of Mishap

An overflowing sink or toilet is rather common in your home, but it can also occur in your commercial space. When a pipe is clogged or backed up the easiest way for water to escape is through back up through the drain, leaving you with a sopping wet mess. Backups are common when a pipe has become clogged by a variety of materials and objects: food, grease, paper, clothes.

  • Foundation Cracks

Something that mostly goes unnoticed, your buildings foundation. It does not have to be a large detrimental crack that stands out greatly, but often times it’s a smaller crack that allows water to seep in. Water that has entered through your foundation not only allows for water damages but if the water is absorbed by any materials there is a high chance mold growth will develop, making the damages even worse.

  • Pipe Bursts

Also caused by a number of things, a pipe burst is one of the most frequent causes of water damages we see here at SERVPRO. Whether it was a large clog backup, a loose fitting or old pipe materials, it can create a burst. Having a plumber inspect your facility’s plumbing can help you greatly when attempting to avoid a pipe burst or water damages in general.

When the unexpected happens, give us here at SERVPRO of Hernando County a call to make your damages “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Hernando County (352)-683-3730

The Importance of SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profiles

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile is an essential tool for commercial operations.

SERVPRO of Hernando County was recently tasked with a large project to complete for a commercial entity, creating SERVPRO Emergency READY Profiles for 11 branches of a global organization that provides recreational services in community facilities around our local area.

While our management team met to discuss how we would successfully complete this task for our client, we realized how each of the facilities is unique in their own ways. Not only that, but we questioned by wouldn’t every business and commercial operation have a tool like this Emergency READY Profile.

One of the leading statistics as to why your commercial operation should have a plan in place like these Emergency READY Profiles, is because up to 50 percent of businesses close their doors permanently, following a disaster. However, the ones who survive after a disaster strikes is due to most of them prepared and had plan in place, incase such an event occurred.

A great way to prepare is by using the opportunity of creating a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. Our team here at SERVPRO of Hernando County creates this tool personalized to your business, your operation, and your facility. We create this tool to serve as an immediate plan of action that goes into place when a disaster occurs. This Profile serves as a tool for a property manager, business owner, and the entire facility staff. The main goal of implicating one of these plans is that the entire team knows what to do and expect prior to an event happening that way if such a disaster does happen, things can be handled in a calm and timely manner.

The SERVPRO ERP tool includes:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise, personalized Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • Facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information
  • Establishment SERVPRO of West Pasco as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • A guide to help get back into the building following a disaster.

Of course, it is our hope your commercial operation does not encounter a large loss, however it pays to be prepared. Gives us a call to start your ERP and get prepared today. SERVPRO of Hernando County (352)-683-3730

SERVPRO's Elite Division of Specialists in Commercial Large Loss

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

A proud member of the corporate Large Loss Response Team, SERVPRO of Hernando County  along with 1,700 other franchises, are specially trained and certified in the proper skills, techniques, and leadership it takes to restore significant commercial projects.

In the past the crew here at SERVPRO of Hernando County has worked with many customers in the local area in a wide variety of fields. Some being healthcare, property management, education, foodservice, retail, etc. At these different businesses we have cleaned and restored after damages from fire, water, mold and biohazard. While working in a commercial facility can seem like a challenging task, we have the knowledge and expertise to work in an operating environment without disruption to your employees or customers, getting you back to normal business quicker.

The best of the best in restoration make up the elite SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division. Our company strategically places our top ranked, prequalified large loss specialists across the nation in order to handle disasters of all sizes and in all locations.

When experiencing a large loss situation why choose SERVPRO of Hernando County?

  • We have the resources to help you immediately.
  • We perform the work necessary to reduce further damage.
  • We work with you and your carrier to develop and approve a recovery plan designed to reduce business interruption.

Cleaning Services For Commercial Properties

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Around here, building and facility managers most all know that SERVPRO is readily available 24/7 for fire and water disaster services. However, often times they are unaware that SERVPRO offers a wide range of specialized cleaning and maintenance services even for large commercial properties.

While we respect the hard work a janitorial staff does for a building’s operation, sometimes tough grime, odor, and moisture complications can extended beyond their area of work. That is where SERVPRO comes into action, to clean your facility with the best equipment and techniques to help keep your property in tip top shape, looking (and smelling) the best it can be.

SERVPRO of Hernando County offers professional cleaning services provided by our trained and certified technicians in a wide array of areas such as restaurant kitchen cleaning to removing and disposing of biohazard containments. Listed below are our broader categories in which we offer service: 

·       Air Ducts

·       Biohazard

·       Carpet and Upholstery

·       Ceilings, Floors, and Walls

·       Drapes and Blinds

·       Odor Removal

·       Sewage

·       Trauma and Crime Scene

·       Vandalism 

Give SERVPRO of Hernando County a call with questions or concerns regarding a potential cleaning service and we will make it "Like it never even happened."  

(352)-683-3730

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profiles

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know 50% of businesses close down following a disaster? Of the businesses that do survive, the majority had a preparedness plan in place. By Developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business, you can know that you are “Ready for whatever happens.” Whether the disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Hernando County has your back.

You can develop your business’s ERP one of two ways:

  1. Download the ERP app to your smartphone and fill out your Emergency READY Profile yourself.
  2. Call SERVPRO of West Pasco directly and ask to make an appointment for one of our team members to come down to your business and fill out an ERP for you! The number to call is (352)683-3730.

  The SERVPRO Emergency READY Program is a no cost assessment of your facility. If needed, having an ERP for your business will save you a LOT of time- and when it comes to mitigation, time is money. Having an Emergency READY Program in place can also minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation.

If you have any questions about the Emergency READY Profile, or if you would like to schedule a time for one of our employees to come to your business and fill one out, give SERVPRO of Hernando County a call at (352) 683-3730.

SERVPRO Convention 2018

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

If you happened to visit Mouseland last month, you may have seen a sea of green and orange, in addition to the usual ubiquitous mouse ear hats.  This year SERVPRO owners and team members from around the country gathered in Orlando for the annual franchise convention. It’s the “go to” event of the year and for the first time I was able to attend.

As SERVPRO of Hernando County’s Social Media Specialist, my goal is to represent our brand to the best of my ability and having the opportunity to meet with other franchise teams was a learning experience I’ll never forget. Although we operate as a franchise system and each service center is independently owned and operated, we all work as a family supporting our green and orange brothers and sisters, bouncing ideas off each other, what works and what doesn’t.

What made my experience even better was getting to make the two-hour drive from our New Port Richey office to Orlando with one of the best project coordinators known to man, Shanna. In speaking with her about her time at the convention, she was thrilled to learn about upcoming changes to our systems that will make day to day operations run more efficiently. Shanna added in that the presenters themselves were enthusiastic, making the “learning” experience more than just that, it was fun!

Now that the 2018 SERVPRO convention has ended and we’ve brought back the rich information and ideas to our local office, we’d like to thank the corporate team from Gallatin, Tennessee, for their hard work and dedication for continued growth of the green and orange brand.

Document Drying and Restoration Services for Hernando Businesses

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hernando County offers a variety of services from water and fire damage restoration, mold mitigation, and both commercial and residential cleaning services. But did you know that we also provide Document Drying and Restoration for our commercial clients? 

Damage from a water or fire event is not limited to the building and furniture. Sometimes files such as patient records, invoices, and legal documents are impacted by water, smoke, and soot contact. SERVPRO’s document drying process is designed to stabilize damaged documents and prevent further damage quickly. The treatment facility is secured, the chain of custody follows HIPAA guidelines – or whichever specific legalities are required, and our Drying Chamber personnel is Master HIPAA certified allowing them to handle protected health information (PHI). 

Our Document Restoration Facility: 

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
  • Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
  • Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

SERVPRO document services also include digitization services that reduce the need for large filing rooms and help make data access more accessible for businesses. Certified destruction services allow for sensitive information to be appropriately disposed of and provide peace of mind to businesses and their clients. 

Types of content: 

  • paper documents
  • books and magazines
  • manuscripts and files
  • photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
  • x-rays
  • blueprints and maps
  • parchment

For more information about document recovery provided by SERVPRO of Hernando County, based in our Spring Hill headquarters, south of Brooksville, or other commercial services, visit our website or call (352) 683-3730. 

Fire Damage To Your Brooksville Business

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

What's left after a recent fire at a local storage facility.

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 Call Us Today (352) 683-3730.  

Prepare Your Commercial Building

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

A plethora of air movers are placed in a Hernando County medical facility after flooding occurred throughout the entire facility.

As hurricane season quickly approaches, preparing your commercial building is key factor to preventing flood damages that could be quite costly.  

There are two phases to building preparation:  

  • Preventative 
  • Pre- Storm 

The Preventative Phase can be taken at any time throughout the year and should include having your building inspected and retrofitted for common risks, including flood water and heavy winds. You should also make data backup a part of your everyday routine and implement an alternate means of communication for when lines go down.  
 
The Pre-Storm phase should include closing all your storm windows, covering equipment and moving it to a secured area, disconnecting electrical equipment and turning off gas and electricity.  
 
Stay Safe 
 
When a flood warning is issued, get to higher ground as soon as possible. If flooding is already underway, stay put until authorities say that it is OK for everyone to go home. Heed all evacuation warnings, and don’t wait to act until flood water has already entered your building.  
 
A flooded building is dangerous to both your assets and your personnel. Keep everyone safe and protect your assets from water damage by implementing the tips above and contacting SERVPRO of Hernando County at (352)683-3730 for all your restoration needs. 

Restoring Your Hernando Beach Commercial Property After A Water Damage

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

A dehumidifier placed in a local hospital to expedite the drying process.

Flooding and water damage events at Lutz commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges 

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need. 

About SERVPRO of Hernando County

SERVPRO of Hernando County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.