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Helping You Survive Flood Damage In Sarasota

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Helping You Survive Flood Damage In Sarasota Living in a high-flood area, Sarasota homeowners could deal with flood damage on a regular basis

Helping You Survive Flood Damage

There are a variety of things you can do to help your furniture survive after a flood in Sarasota. Not the least of which involves contacting a qualified professional for help. Consider making contact and obtaining a pre-existing relationship before tragedy strikes.

Living in a high-flood area, Sarasota homeowners could deal with flood damage on a regular basis, making your choice of furniture, home preparations, and adequate home insurance vital to your survival. Luckily, expertly trained flood damage professionals reside right here in our community and are at your disposal 24-hours a day.

At SERVPRO, we cannot stress enough how important it is to act quickly after an incident occurs. Have a professional inspect your home and its contents as fast as possible after a flood. The more time you take to make a decision, the harder it can be to restore your home.

When your SERVPRO technician arrives to assess the damages on your property, take photos of damaged items to present to your insurance company. Work with your technician to determine which items to salvage, taking the severity of damage and cost into consideration over sentimentality.

Let the SERVPRO team move salvageable contents such as furniture and appliances to a clean, dry area. Always avoid moving saturated items yourself, more substantial pieces may be somewhat cumbersome and lead to injury to yourself or secondary damages to the item itself. Remember, solid wood furniture has a better chance of survival. Technicians can sometimes salvage additional items. However, upholstery or particle board furniture is more porous and unlikely to withstand a flood.

Our technicians have access to a variety of water extraction and removal equipment, advanced drying techniques, as well as cleaning and restoration procedures that help you protect your home. We can help you avoid damages from less impactful floods and even prepare for those that do the most harm.

Contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota for additional information about our services or to schedule your home’s flood damage restoration. We are proud to provide our local community with quality services they can trust, call today (941) 552-6319.

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Water Damage Crews in Sarasota

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Crews in Sarasota Finding standing water in your home can be devastating, call on SERVPRO to quickly and efficiently remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Restore Your Home after Water Damage

Nobody ever enjoys it, but it happens to all of us from time to time. One day your Sarasota home seems perfect, then the next day your life is suddenly in turmoil. Any time something breaks inside your home, it turns into a traumatic experience.

Many times an appliance inside your house breaks, then causes an indoor flood at your residence. If you find yourself waking up to standing water inside your house, SERVPRO's water damage specialists in Sarasota can help. Some appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers cause water leaks when they malfunction.

One night you could run your dishwasher as you usually do, go to bed, then wake up to a flood inside your kitchen. Anytime there is standing water inside your house, you must call in the expert water restoration team at SERVPRO. Our experts are good at figuring out how to get the job done as economically as possible.

If left sitting inside your house long enough, standing water can ruin some items in your home. The presence of water can ruin drywall, flooring and possibly even contents. If a water damage situation is not taken care of promptly, mold growth can occur.

When called upon, our water damage crew comes into your home and assesses the damage. First off, our team figures out where the water came from; then they take steps to stop the water from leaking into your house from the source. Next, the team extracts all standing water in the area. Then, our specialists determine what materials in your home get removed due to damage and which materials are saveable with an extensive drying process.

Many times a water damage problem is mitigated without having to tear up flooring or remove drywall. As long as the source of water is clean or "white," it is considered a category one water damage. In the case of category one scenarios, the possibility of drying carpet and drywall do exist. As long as the water has not ruined the structural integrity of the wall or flooring material, drying solves the problem.

An unexpected indoor flood is never a pleasant experience and can turn your life upside down. To have the problem mitigated efficiently, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Commercial Water Removal Professionals Dry Hotels After Sprinkler Malfunctions In Sarasota

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Professionals Dry Hotels After Sprinkler Malfunctions In Sarasota Sprinklers that protect a hotel by keeping small fires from growing can spread water throughout a hotel quickly.

Professional Commercial Water Removal

At any time, any of the many components that make up a hotel in Sarasota can malfunction, break, or wear out. Sprinklers that protect a hotel by keeping small fires from growing can spread water throughout a hotel quickly, or cause flooding when a supply line bursts open.

Serving clientele from every corner of the world, Sarasota area hotels require commercial water removal services when emergencies involving water threaten to close the hotel. The ongoing maintenance to continue functioning normally cannot substitute for these services because of the equipment required to perform water extraction and drying out of materials, along with documentation of the process.

The technicians at SERVPRO receive extensive training in the various methods involved in protecting properties from all types of disasters. This training includes the information needed to effectively make decisions regarding the size of equipment we use, the order of the methods we implement, and how to accurately tailor our services to our customer's unique and specific needs.

When emergencies involve hotels and other large buildings, we want our customers to know that we can handle any size job. Whenever we require a larger workforce or additional equipment, the nationwide SERVPRO chain provides this to us. Because sprinklers leave behind small amounts of water throughout an extensive area all at once, we need to perform services immediately to protect structures from future damage.

Once water absorbs into materials, evaporation into the air occurs at a relatively steady rate. The longer we wait to begin working, the more intensive the work becomes as a result of the delay. The air inside your hotel can hold a significant amount of water, so we also use desiccant machines.

We use small units to extract water from hard but porous materials, such as walls, floors and ceilings, and more absorbent ones, such as carpeting and furniture. Plusher carpet holds water more tightly than lower, tighter woven carpeting. Reacting quickly can help save carpet in many situations.

If a pipe burst and water came from that source, truck-mounted pumps help rescue your hotel from increased damages by rapidly extracting standing water. The area near the broken pipe can sustain a great deal of water damage above the flood line, so we pay particular attention to the materials involved, also.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota, whose local contact number is (941) 552-6319, offers 24-hour services for just such emergencies. Whenever your hotel requires commercial water removal services because of broken water lines or sprinkler systems going haywire, call us. We Are Faster To Any Sized Disaster, and we are always ready with the latest equipment to serve your needs.

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Mold Damage Under Your Sarasota Kitchen's Cabinetry Can Easily Spread

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Under Your Sarasota Kitchen's Cabinetry Can Easily Spread When mold grows out of control, a problem develops.

Mold Damage Under Your Kitchen's Cabinetry

Microbial contamination in low levels is something that happens in every home in Sarasota. Microbes exist everywhere, including places considered clean and healthy. When they grow out of control, a problem develops. We can help homeowners regain control over such situations.

Sarasota homeowners most often encounter mold damage in dark areas of their home where water exists in abundance. One such place is under cabinets, below the kitchen sink. These areas may drip-free, but condensation on water lines can allow enough water to accumulate that mold easily grows. The water can also help materials in the cabinet itself disintegrate, permitting mold to access even more of the materials.

Opening a cabinet to place sponges, cleaning chemicals and other items in, or to retrieve them, creates a small amount of airflow. However, it does not take much for spores to become free of the confines under the sink and enter the rest of your home. Moving on air currents, these spores can begin growing inside your home wherever they encounter adequate moisture.

Seeing that air movement can cause spores to release into the air, we know that cleaning mold from your home can also cause the same reaction. Using air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters, we eliminate a large percentage of the spores stirred up by our remediation efforts. Containment of the affected area, such as your kitchen, increases, even more, the number of spores trapped by the air scrubber or ejected from your home through the containment apparatus.

Removing the mold damaged materials and replacing them with suitable materials helps keep mold from returning. However, condensation can allow mold to flourish again if not adequately addressed. We discuss with our customers what their options might include, based on their home's unique situation.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota wants to help residents in our community live in homes that promote health. Remediation of mold damage is one way we accomplish this. Call us at (941) 552-6319 if you discover mold growth or other microbial activity in your home so we can begin remediation to prevent it from spreading to uncontaminated areas in your home.

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Recovering From Flood Damages To Your Sarasota Home

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Recovering From Flood Damages To Your Sarasota Home There is no doubt that flood damage can occur with or without the presence of a hurricane, so being prepared for a disaster can help you.

Recovering From Flood Damage

Being right along the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota residents are all too familiar with how quickly the sunny weather can turn into tropical storms or even hurricanes. Most recently, Hurricane Irma and even some of the damaging effects of Hurricane Harvey would be unrelenting to the city, leaving many homes and businesses without power and with significant flood damages.

There is no doubt that Sarasota flood damage can occur with or without the presence of a hurricane, so being prepared for these kinds of disasters can help you to save valuable contents of your house. You should also have a plan in place for how you are going to restore any damages that the waters left behind and get on with your life after it has happened.

Our SERVPRO team has always been available 24/7 for the people of Sarasota area, including both Siesta Key and Osprey. This commitment extends to anyone, whenever they might need us. SERVPRO has the tools and the expertise to make the flood damages “Like it never even happened.” If you are unsure about how our team responds when we are called out to assess and restore damages during and after a flood, you might be more at ease to understand our thorough processes.

From the moment you call, your home is a priority of our professional team. We arrive on site and begin assessing the damage and formulating a plan to clean up the mess and restore your damage. SERVPRO keeps an open line of communication with you so that you can better understand our methods and are comfortable with every step of the process.

Pumps are brought in to remove any lingering water from the affected area. While some situations only require smaller portable pumps to be used, other more severe cases would warrant the use of pump trucks that we have in our fleet. The area is dried using air movers, and another inspection of damage gets done when all of the structural components that were affected become visible again.

We at SERVPRO of South Sarasota, which includes the Osprey and Siesta Key areas, is available whenever you need assistance with any restoration project. Give us a call 24/7 at (941) 552-6319.

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Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services in Siesta Key

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Reliable Fire Damage Restoration Services in Siesta Key Fires occur more often than most people realize. Should you be facing the aftermath of a fire, calling SERVPRO is your best option for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Promptly to Remediate the Damage that a Fire and Fire Fighting Efforts Left Behind

Fire damage accidents are common and sometimes unavoidable, irrespective of your level of preparedness, they always strike when you are not ready for them. That is why as a homeowner or business person in Siesta Key, you need to know your options. Cleaning and restoring your damaged property after such an incident takes place alleviates further loss.

Despite being unpredictable, there are proven solutions that residents should consider when faced with Siesta Key fire damage incidents. Contacting a licensed service provider like SERVPRO is one of the recommended options. You should consider working with such professionals since you may not be having the right tools to restore and clean your property to its earlier state.

When it comes to cleaning, our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches depending on the situation. The technicians perform a thorough inspection to ascertain the degree of the destruction. During the inspection, the team identifies the source of the fire and traces the extent to which the smoke particles have spread out. It is possible to find different types of smoke residues at the same place given that the fire consumed different contents. Dependent on the type of smoke residues, we choose an appropriate cleaning technique.

We take caution when cleaning your property to prevent any unnecessary damage. For the contents that are beyond repair, we may advise you to do a replacement. To eliminate the smoke particles attached to the affected surface or structure, our technicians use both the dry and wet cleaning techniques to scrape and remove them. Finally, the technicians dispose of the smoke particles.

There was a possibility that the fire extinguishing agents came into contact with the smoke residues. When that happens, an unpleasant odor that is hard to find its source may result. SERVPRO technicians use proven deodorization techniques to deal with such situations.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota is a trusted leader offering mold, storm, water and fire damage restoration services. Get in touch with us by calling (941) 552-6319 for further assistance.

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Professional Water Removal Protects Families And Their Sarasota Homes

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Removal Protects Families And Their Sarasota Homes Emergencies involving water affect homes from that first minute, and continue ruining both materials and belongings as long as it remains present.

Professional Water Removal

Emergencies involving water affect Sarasota homes from that first invasive minute, and then continue ruining both materials and belongings as long as it remains present. The more prolonged water stays inside your home, the more it spreads. This spreading of water and moisture by wicking and absorption allows microbial colonization to begin, as well as causing bleeding of colors, staining, and ruination or books, papers, and photos that water comes touches.

Your Sarasota home needs water removal services after flooding, water line breaks, overflowing tubs or sinks, and sewer backups. We implement some of the procedures used in the removal of large amounts of water when we remove smaller spills and situations involving elevated moisture. Even small amounts of water can extensively damage your property when not removed promptly. More copious amounts may create more alarm in homeowners when confronted with such an event, but both can ruin your home.

Removing water that is only an inch or two to several feet deep happens with pumps, which we then drain off safely. Left-over humidity and moisture continue to affect your home, requiring removal of this remnant, also, to protect your home and valuable belongings. Our IICRC certifications in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and other fields related to this emergency show our dedication to preserving and protecting your property.

SERVPRO has the equipment required for any size water emergency, and their employees have the training needed to make everything dry and safe again quickly. This equipment includes those that steadily dry out materials through evaporation by heat and increased air circulation and others that directly remove the increased humidity from the air as it passes through the machinery.

Our vast experience helps us not only restore damaged properties correctly and safely but also covers the elimination of odors that water-saturated materials develop. To make your home “Like it never even happened.” we address every aspect brought on by invasive water, and we do this efficiently for our customers.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota desires to help residents in our area protect their homes from water and other situations with expert water removal services. Homeowners should never allow their homes to remain saturated after an event involving water. Call us 24/7 at (941) 552-6319 for services designed to meet your specific needs.

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Water Removal Services Available for Your Sarasota Area Warehouse

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Services Available for Your Sarasota Area Warehouse SERVPRO technicians have advanced equipment to properly and thoroughly remove water and mitigate water damage in your warehouse.

Rely on SERVPRO for Expertly Trained Water Removal Services

Water invading your business property in Sarasota can slow productivity, ruin finished products, or even damage machinery to the point of shutting down entirely. The last thing you want is for standing water to affect the way you do business.

With that said, expertly trained water removal specialists are at your disposal, 24/7, 365. If you find your Sarasota warehouse having water problems of any size, give us a call to get things under control as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Whether you have a small leak in your roof causing problems with your production line or have a few inches of water throughout your warehouse, our technicians are ready to help. SERVPRO technicians have experience with water removal situations of all shapes and sizes. 

With access to advanced equipment and resources to help make water problems a thing of the past. Our water extractors range from hand-held portable units to large truck-mounted extractors that make moving vast amounts of water faster. SERVPRO technicians come ready to perform the services necessary to get water out and keep it out.  

We offer a variety of water removal and damage mitigation services designed to adjust to meet your specific needs. Whether you are dealing with a large area damaged by saltwater or a freshwater event, we can service all of your production equipment, and help you return to regular operations without having to call anyone else or send items to specific repair shops. Our technicians offer full-service solutions that get you back up and running as soon as possible.

Our IICRC-industry certified technicians at SERVPRO understand how valuable your time can be and we do everything possible to limit your losses during an emergency. We care about the businesses in our community and show dedication to providing you with the highest quality water removal services possible every step of the way.

Contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota for answers to water removal situations on your property, we can be there for you whenever you need us. Request our assistance, today. (941) 552-6319

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Mold Damage in Ridge Wood Heights Retirement Condos

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in Ridge Wood Heights Retirement Condos When you find mold in your home after having been away for a few months, it's time to call SERVPRO for a thorough investigation and remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Mold Infestations and Offer Many Preventative Tips

On the move from primary homes further north, seasonal residents of Ridge Wood Heights return to townhouses and condos for the winter season. Opening up their winter homes may reveal some unwanted and unpleasant surprises. Mold damage is a specialty of ours, however, and help soon makes its way to our newly returning neighbors.
 
Sometimes individuals read or are told that windows need to be cracked just a little bit open during hurricane season to equalize pressure if an active storm passes overhead. Unfortunately, that tip is untrue and can lead to mold damage in Ridge Wood Heights from driving rains pushing their way inside. Water may have intruded in other ways -- a leaky pipe, a dripping faucet, a lengthy power outage that allowed humidity to increase over 60 percent, or a water event on another floor that seeped through. Regardless of the cause, our mold remediation team is ready to help you manage your mold damage concerns.
 
When we arrive, the lead technician, or SERVPRO project manager assigned to your job, assesses the mold damage. Non-porous surfaces support mold growth if traces of organic material are present. This can include the oil from your hands on a window sill or soap scum in a shower. Usually, that type of colony can be removed by wiping it down and using antimicrobial treatment to inhibit further growth.
 
Wood, chipboard, curtains, carpeting, or other absorbent materials may need to be partially removed if the mold roots extend into their interiors. Either way, our remediation teams use the EPA’s protocol to abate the mold damage. We contain the moldy area with physical barriers and may add a negative pressure air scrubbers to ensure that no moldy particles escape into unaffected areas. SERVPRO crew members will bag and dispose of the moldy materials according to local rules.
 
Our final task is identifying and planning for elimination of the water source. Depending on the circumstances, that fix will look different. SERVPRO’s understanding of mold growth and damage is comprehensive and we will get to the bottom of the water or moisture issue and remedy it.
 
SERVPRO of South Sarasota is ready to remediate your mold damage in your winter location. Call (941) 552-6319 for an appointment to discuss your options.
 
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Fire Sprinklers Can Minimize Fire Damage In Siesta Key Homes

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Sprinklers Can Minimize Fire Damage In Siesta Key Homes A small flame can transform into a major fire in less than thirty seconds.

Sprinklers Can Reduce The Damage Done By A Fire

Fire is fast! A small flame can transform into a major fire in less than thirty seconds. If it happens in your Siesta Key home, you need to be cautious. It takes a few minutes for the whole house to be engulfed in flames or thick black smoke. Heat is more devastating than the actual flames. A fire can escalate room temperatures by up to 600 degrees. This super hot air can melt clothes to your skin and even scorch your lungs when inhaled.

When a fire disaster strikes, every second counts. Having a fire damage restoration company in Siesta Key at hand can come in handy. As a locally based and longstanding restoration company in the area, SERVPRO is uniquely suited to respond quickly to your emergency. Our IICRC-certified technicians are available 24/7, every day of the year to restore your property to pre-damage conditions as quickly as possible.

Sprinklers can go a long way towards minimizing fire damage. Sprinklers are designed to control fires quickly, making them highly efficient at reducing property damage. They can suppress a fire before the Fire and Rescue Service arrives. Sprinkler heads work independently, with only the sprinkler nearest the fire activating during a fire emergency. Sprinklers can serve up to 60 liters a minute.

Sprinklers may not be able to prevent a fire from happening, but they can control its advancement and progression. SERVPRO always recommends having at least one sprinkler in every room in the house. Sprinkler systems can be installed to compensate for certain fire safety measures that may not be possible due to the layout and design of the property. You can use a wet or dry pipe system or alternate them seasonally to save some money.

A dry pipe system can come in handy during the winter months as it minimizes the risk of water freezing in the pipes. Frozen water in your pipes can lead to numerous issues when a fire breaks out. You can drain your wet pipe systems after summer. Partial systems can protect higher risk areas of your house. Pre-action sprinkler systems work by activating both the sprinkler head and smoke detection, virtually eliminating the probability of accidental water discharge. It is essential to carry out a fire risk assessment in your building, with the main consideration being fire damage prevention.

If you have valuable property in your home, installing fire sprinklers can help minimize fire damage in the event of a fire disaster. If you have an incident, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota. You can reach us anytime at (941) 552-6319.

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