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Immediate Service Day or Night

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Immediate Service: Day or Night!

SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando provides 24-hour emergency service and dedicates being faster to any-sized disaster in Orlando! We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Residential Services

Whether your Florida home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

Commercial Services

There's no convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Orlando commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond with trained technicians to get your property back to business.

What to Look For in a Restoration Company

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando employee Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando today at (407) 698-5155.

Many professional restoration services like SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offer the ability to work with multiple damage types. This is because one kind of damage can lead to another. For example, fire eliminated by water can result in mold if the water stands long. Most restoration companies can help with fire, water, mold, and storm damage.

The Ability to Deal with Multiple Damage Types

Many professional restoration services like SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offer the ability to work with multiple damage types. This is often because one kind of damage can lead to another. For example, fire put out by water can also result in mold if the water is left to stand too long. Most restoration companies can help fix smoke and fire damage, water damage, storm damage, and also offer mold remediation for this exact reason.

A Quick Response Time

Being faster to any size disaster means arriving with the materials and equipment required to do the job. Locally owned franchises such as SERVPRO® have locations across the country that allow them to respond faster when a disaster strikes.

They Offer a Variety of Services

A restoration company such as SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offers various services designed to help your agent process the insurance claim. These include an electronics inventory service and an online database that provides access to information.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish makes your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in multiple types of restoration, Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando today at (407)-698-5155.

Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget the Carpets.

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning in Northwest Orlando Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando to clean your carpets!

When's the last time you've had your carpets cleaned at your home or business? Spring cleaning brings visions of dusting off shelves, organizing closets, and decluttering from winter's hibernation tendencies. Although we don't want to admit it, most of us can't remember the last time we've had our carpets cleaned!


Our carpets are the most apparent offenders when we think about what makes our home messy or unclean. Unfortunately, according to some recent microbiology research, the average carpet is 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat! Gross!


When broken down, that means there's an average of 200,000 bacteria per square inch… It sounds like we need to clean our carpets! And while it may seem like bacterial infections are the risk here, it is allergies.


Springtime brings a fresh onset of allergies, but one way to combat those is to have your carpets cleaned (we can help you!). When shoes from outside and brought into the house, bacteria, pollen, and dust can be tracked into the carpet fibers.
These allergens can later be kicked up into the air, causing household allergy symptoms. Not to mention, thousands of dead human skin cells have settled into the carpet fibers, along with pet hair.


This makes for a dust mite buffet, as dead skin cells are their primary food source. Dust mites can inflame allergy symptoms. So what can you do? Vacuuming is essential, so be sure to do this at least weekly. This will help with the dust mites and the pet fur, but you need to get your carpets deep-cleaned for the best effect.


Although you can clean them yourself with an at-home system, it's not recommended. Water that can be left behind from cleaning may form mold, which will further irritate allergy symptoms. When you're ready for a thorough spring cleaning, give us a call! SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando will be over in no time to clean your carpets.

How Can SERVPRO Help with Biohazard Concerns?

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Biohazard cleanup in Northwest Orlando Do you need assistance? Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando at (407) 698-5155.

SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offers other services besides fire and water restoration. Our professionals can help you with biohazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanup. Bloodborne pathogens can be scary. Bodily fluids, tissues, and other risky substances are cleaned and disposed of by our trained technicians. Crime scene residue can be overwhelming. When law enforcement finishes with the area, let our professional technicians come in and deal with the fingerprint powder, evidence-gathering chemicals, and residues from tear gas or pepper spray. Arson and vandalism can leave home or business owners feeling vulnerable, violated, and unsafe.

We're always "Here to Help" in any situation you might encounter. We pride ourselves on being a bright spot in a bad situation. Should you ever need our services, call our office anytime (407) 698-5155.

A Smoother Claim Process

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

insurance claim Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando if you experience a disaster.

If you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, the last thing you want is to worry. For this reason, our team ensures they make the claim process as stress-free as possible.

SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando will help make it "Like it never even happened." That way, you and your family or business can get back to what is essential.

Our goal is to make the insurance process as smooth as possible. Therefore, we will:

  • Create thorough visual and written documentation of the damage to your home or business;
  • Document the condition of each item we remove for cleaning or storage;
  • Work directly with your insurer, communicating with you at all times;
  • Handle the paperwork to ensure your claim's processing and payment are as fast as it can be.

We are so proud that so many insurance companies recommend SERVPRO to their client. They are aware of the benefits that come along with our partnership. We do everything we can to make the entire process as easy as possible.

Our team is here for you if you experience a disaster. Our technicians have specialized training and years of experience in water, fire, mold, and bio-hazard clean up and restoration services. Call us anytime at (407) 698-5155.

Flu Prevention Tips

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

woman sneezing into a tissue Follow these prevention tips to avoid getting the flu!

Sneezing. Sniffling. Aching. Fever. 

It might seem that the flu season should be wrapping up. This year's flu season is up there with some of the worst recorded today. All states in the US have reported widespread flu activity this season – except Hawaii. The flu spreads and strikes quickly, but you're not entirely defenseless.

When it comes to flu prevention, we've got 5 tips for you – and they all involve the place where you likely spend your time: your home.

  • Wash your hands!

One of the single most important things you can do to prevent the flu virus's spread is to wash your hands. A great habit of getting into is washing your hands first thing when you get home. This will help to minimize the influx of viruses and bacteria that you may be carrying.

  • Change your dishtowels regularly, or use a paper towel.

You and your family share more than you might realize. Stop sharing germs by making sure that you launder your towels regularly, or better yet, use disposable paper towels to minimize germ transfer from person to person.

  • Break out your humidifier.

It might sound strange, but the flu virus doesn't thrive in humid, warm environments, so up your defense by utilizing your humidifier.

  • Wipe down all hard surfaces.

Flu germs float in the air, but they have to land somewhere! Disinfect hard surfaces like countertops, handles, faucets, light switches, etc.

  • Look at your home from 'Kid-Level.'

Be sure to wipe down and disinfect areas your children have more access to, including those cabinets you may have overlooked during your cleaning or the floors they may be crawling around on.

Follow these tips and stay healthy this flu season, and as always, we're here "Ready for whatever happens" should you need a little help cleaning!

What to Look for in a Restoration Company

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is the right restoration company for you!

1. The Ability to Deal with Multiple Damage Types

Many professional restoration services like SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offer the ability to work with multiple damage types. This is often because one kind of damage can lead to another. For example, fire put out by water can also result in mold if the water is left to stand too long. Most restoration companies can help with fire damage, water damage, storm damage, and also offer mold remediation for this exact reason.

2. A Quick Response Time

Being faster to any size disaster also means arriving with the right materials and equipment required to do the job. Locally owned franchises such as SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando have locations across the country, allowing them to be where they need to be when disaster strikes. Because they are a franchise, they also have access to corporate equipment and materials, which gives them the ability to handle large-scale jobs.

3. They Offer a Variety of Services

A restoration company such as SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offers various services designed to help your agent process the insurance claim. These include an electronics inventory service and an online database that provides access to information.


Whether you're choosing a restoration company because they're faster to any size disaster, or they can deal with multiple damage types, you want to look at the other services they provide. Many companies can help you clean your damaged items, the structure and have services they can offer, making keeping track of the details needed by your insurance provider easier.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish makes your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. For additional information on hiring a team experienced in multiple types of restoration, call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando today (407) 698-5155.

Mold Misconceptions

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

mold on ceiling If you suspect mold in your Orlando property, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando.

When it comes to mold, there's information you need to know. However, that doesn't mean that it's all correct. From cleaning mold types to which types of mold are hazardous to your health, misconceptions are everywhere. If you find yourself browsing through the internet looking for information after encountering mold growth in your home, keep an eye for these common mold misconceptions:

  • Mold is Only Found in Water-Damaged Homes.

While it's true that mold forms in areas that have issues with water damage or flooding, that isn't the whole picture, mold and mildew are present—both indoors and outdoors. When mold spores land on a surface containing any moisture, it can begin to grow. So regardless of whether you've had recent water damage to your home, all homes have the potential to wind up with a mold problem, even in high humidity areas like crawlspaces and basements.

  • It's Not Dangerous Mold if it isn't Black.

While black mold does have a dark appearance, it's not the only type of mold that can cause people's health effects. You can't solely rely on the color of mold to determine its level of toxicity, and some dangerous molds come in colors such as brown, green, yellow, or white. Specific groups of mold types release enough spores in the air. It affects those with allergies, asthma, and other conditions, so it's essential to address any mold growth.

  • Black Mold is "toxic" to Humans and Animals.

Calling black mold "toxic" implies that it is somehow poisonous to those who contact it. No "toxic" mold exists, although molds can be toxigenic. If a toxigenic mold is growing and releasing spores into the air, it can create unhealthy air quality conditions that affect household members. Black mold is one of the most well-known toxigenic molds associated with health effects.

  • Mold Can be Treated with DIY Methods.

There's DIY advice out there from unreliable sources that tell homeowners that treating mold with bleach is enough to fix the problem. Although bleach can indeed be an effective surface cleaner, mold often colonizes porous materials that cannot be treated with this DIY method, like behind walls, under floors, inside insulation, etc. For remediation that eliminates the issue for good, call mold technicians to evaluate the problem's scope.

While there's no question that mold can be a headache for homeowners, it's not a problem that has to result in an empty wallet and damaged home! At SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando, we provide fast, highly effective mold remediation. Best of all, our services are guaranteed! Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando at (407) 698-5155 for additional information.