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Flooding Tips

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooding Tips We are always available when you need it most!

A flood can be so overwhelming! You are left standing there, looking at all your prized possessions soaking up water, and what can you do?

We can start off by setting up an Emergency Ready plan, so you can be prepared before disaster strikes. Your ERP will give you all the information you need right at your fingertips on your mobile phone and also give access to anyone you choose, such as an employee or manager.

Meanwhile, if you have or have not yet had SERVPRO of Alachua County West set-up your ERP here are some important steps to follow in solving the puzzle of water damage in your home or business:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Turn off source of water if known
  • Call your insurance provider (if applicable) to start the claims process
  • Contact your preferred restoration company (SERVPRO of Alachua County West) to get their emergency response team on the way.
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Are You Keeping Your Office Safe?

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are You Keeping Your Office Safe? We want to help protect your business

Living in Florida is hard enough with the erratic temperatures, and crazy humidity! With the outside air temperatures changing this time of year, staying on top of the thermostat inside the office can make a difference in your work space.

Without proper humidity or ventilation control, mold spores,which naturally occur in higher levels inthe sub-tropical Florida climate, can form on virtually any surface.

SERVPRO of Alachua County West can help you maintain your workplace by offering carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, dryer vent and air duct cleaning.

Contact SERVPRO of Alachua County West today to come out and assess what services are right for peace of mind for your business.

They say an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure and keeping up on the maintenance issues of your office can save you thousands in the long run.

We're not just a brand you can trust, but a family you can trust!

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We're not just a brand you can trust, but a family you can trust! The SERVPRO of Alachua County West Team

SERVPRO of Alachua County West is a local, family owned franchise here in North Central Florida. Owners Mark & Becky have been in business for 11 years and have also had their children along for the ride. Their son, Jason, is the Production Manager. He also has his contractors license which allows our company to clean-up and restore damages.

"All of our employees are all like family" Becky says, and with that mentality we also treat our customers like family.

When you choose SERVPRO, you are choosing a brand that knows how to take care of any situation with the upmost care and integrity. We will always do our best to make your disaster or even just your carpet cleaning "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Understands

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Understands SERVPRO ACW

Why should you choose SERVPRO?

   SERVPRO Franchise Professionals blend customer service and accountability with proven methods of mitigating damage after a loss. We use the highest quality equipment including our online reporting system to help our staff work faster and more efficiently.

We do the work for you

   When you experience a loss, the last thing you want to do is spend countless hours cleaning up, or on the phone. SERVPRO of Alachua County West would be happy to take that stress from you and take care of everything. You can rely on us to take care of all the little details. 

SERVPRO of Alachua County West is highly trained and capable of handling any job. Whether your toilet overflowed, your building caught fire or you just need that sofa cleaned, SERVPRO will take care of it! 

We are Faster to Any Size Disaster

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We are Faster to Any Size Disaster We will always be there

SERVPRO of Alachua County West is a 24/7 Emergency Service that provides the fastest service and better customer satisfaction. We understand the longer you wait, the worse the damage.

Our motto "Faster to Any Size Disaster" is what our company stands for. SERVPRO will get there, ready to work and willing to help in any way possible.

A recent customer review from Laurel P. says "Excellent service and fast to respond. Our entire office building was flooded and they were there within 20 minutes of calling them. Very friendly and competent - I highly recommend them."

We are trained to be detailed throughout the restoration process and to keep you informed. No reason to worry about what's going on. Our technicians will be talking to you and explaining everything as they go.

Whatever your situation might be, SERVPRO of Alachua County West is always the right choice!

We Love our Community

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Love our Community Owners Mark & Becky Raymond at the Touch-A-Truck event at Santa Fe College

Yes! We are Local

   SERVPRO of Alachua County West is owned and operated by Mark & Becky Raymond. Their oldest son, Jason, is the Project Manager. They have lived in this community for many years and love being able to take care of everyone in it!

   We enjoy giving back to the community whenever possible! SERVPRO of Alachua County West is a proud donor to the United Way, who helps so many organizations here in North Central Florida.

   The whole SERVPRO team is like a family. We work hard and have enjoyed serving Alachua and surrounding counties for the last 11 years. Our office is located right in the heart of Gainesville, near Butler Plaza. You might have even seen our BIG green RV by I-75 near the Archer Rd exit.

   If you do ever see our big green trucks, wave hello to our hard working techs. 

Because We Care

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Because We Care Emergency Services available 24/7/365

Why Should you choose SERVPRO? 

Because..

When you call and need help... we care

When you have questions... we care

When you don't know what to do... we care

SERVPRO of Alachua County West cares about you and your home or business. Our team is dedicated to making sure every job is done with the best products and services. All of our customers are important and will be treated with the upmost respect.

Taking care of disasters is hard work, but so rewarding. Every time we are finished and get to see someone smile, it makes all that hard work so worth it!

We care because we want to! When you need compassionate, honest, hard working people, just remember SERVPRO of Alachua County West.

We are the Experts

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

What do you get when you call SERVPRO?

   SERVPRO of Alachua County West has the expertise to answer all of your questions. We not only take the time to explain our process, but also make sure you understand it as well. 

   When you call, you will talk to a SERVPRO professional. We will listen, empathize and help you solve the problem.

Our equipment is the BEST!

   SERVPRO has the most effecient equipment available. Our equipment cannot be found in a store, only SERVPRO has it. That's why we are your trusted industry leader.

   For example: A Water Extraction job - Our Air Movers will move the air faster, the Dehumidifiers will dry it up quicker and our Technicians will use the top of the line Moisture Meters to check deep within any surface. 

Our staff is Experienced

   SERVPRO has been in business for 51 years, and here in Alachua County for 40 years. We know the right way to take care of your home or business and want to ensure that the job is done right.

   We are proud of the work we do and will continue to work hard so you don't have to!

Fire Safety Tips & What to do

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety Tips & What to do SERVPRO of Alachua County West will help you get your home back!

Fire Prevention

   October is Fire Prevention month and is a great time to check your house to make sure you are safe. Here are some tips to help get you started:

  1. Check your smoke alarms (replace batteries each month to ensure they are working)
  2. Make an escape plan & practice it
  3. Have a fire extinguisher & learn to use it
  4. Get rid of the clutter in your house
  5. Unplug hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons etc. when not in use
  6. Don't overload outlets
  7. Do not place cords or wires under rugs or curtains
  8. Do not leave a candle unattended 
  9. Remember to turn off the stove
  10. If using a space heater, turn it off when you leave room

What to do during a fire

   Imagine you wake up to an alarm going off.. you're still half asleep and wondering why it's still dark when you're alarm is sounding. Then, you realize it's the smoke alarms!! What do you do? Well, first, you should asses the situation. Is the fire in your room? Is there a lot of smoke? 

  If you are leaving the room, grab a damp cloth to hold over your nose & mouth. Remember to stay low, crawl on your hands and knees on the floor to avoid the smoke. If you need to open a door, use the back of your hand to check the door handle before you open it.

   Get outside as fast as possible!! You only have minutes before the fire & smoke takes over. Get to a safe distance away from the building and call 911.

   NEVER go back inside!! This is extremely dangerous and can lead to death.

The fire is out.. Now what?

   Call SERVPRO of Alachua County West! We will come clean up and make it "Like it never even happened"

   That's right, we will clean your house from top to bottom. Making sure you and your family come back to a clean and healthy home!

Don't let you Halloween decor start a Fire

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Don't let you Halloween decor start a Fire Stay safe this Halloween!

How to set up your decor safely

   Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks adorning front porches – these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that make the holiday special for kids and adults alike.

   Unfortunately, these Halloween symbols and activities can also present lurking fire risks that have the potential to become truly scary. But by planning ahead, you can help make this Halloween a fire-safe one. Taking simple fire safety precautions like keeping decorations far away from open flames and using battery-operated candles or glow-sticks in jack-o-lanterns can help ensure your holiday remains festive and fun!

Did you know?

  • From 2009-2013, decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 860 reported home structure fires per year.
  • Nearly half of decoration fires in homes occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source.
  • These fires caused an estimated average of one civilian death, 41 civilian injuries and $13 million in direct property damage per year.
  • Forty-one percent of these incidents were started by candles; one-fifth began in the living room, family room, or den

So remember SAFETY FIRST!

Enjoy your Halloween and know your home will be protected!