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Osprey's Mold Damage Experts Discuss Mitigation of Bathroom Vanities

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Osprey's Mold Damage Experts Discuss Mitigation of Bathroom Vanities Osprey Bathrooms and Mold Cleanup and Remediation Needed? Call SERVPRO

Bathrooms Are Susceptible to Mold Infestations in Osprey--Contact SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation

A fungus can form anywhere in your Osprey home where there is an organic food source. Places inside your home where water and drain pipes run are especially susceptible to mold damage. Your bathroom has multiple pipes running for your bathtub, sink, shower, and toilet. Sometimes these pipes can develop slow leaks over time and drip water into your bathroom without you noticing it. If organic materials inside your home stay wet for longer than two days as a result of a slow leak, then mold damage is likely to occur.
 
If a fungus forms and you do nothing to mitigate the problem, then the contamination can grow and spread. If mold damage in Osprey goes unnoticed for a long time, it is possible that your entire home can get contaminated. Spores get released into the air once fungi develop, and they can get into your ventilation system and cause air quality issues. Mold can cause health effects so calling in our SERVPRO technicians as soon as you see signs of a fungus is essential.
 
One place inside your bathroom that is relatively common for fungal growth to occur is on or inside your vanity. Your vanity is the cabinet that holds your sink for your bathroom. This part of the bathroom has both cold and hot water running to it as well as a sink drain line. If anyone of these water sources develops a leak, moisture can get into the vanity and the wall behind it. The lack of sunlight in a confined space provides a haven for mold proliferation.
 
Since vanities are made mostly out of wood or composites, mold can develop behind them as well as inside and outside of them. In some severe cases, the contamination may be non-salvageable, and our SERVPRO technicians must remove and replace the entire unit. In other cases, the contamination might be able to be treated. Sometimes it is possible to scrub or scrape off the fungi. Moreover, other times sanding must occur to get rid of all of the molds. HEPA filtered air scrubbers help to contain any airborne mold particles and spores.
 
If you ever notice the presence of mold around your bathroom vanity, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 24 hours a day.

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Steps We Take to Save Our Customers More Money During Fire Damage Mitigation in Sarasota

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Steps We Take to Save Our Customers More Money During Fire Damage Mitigation in Sarasota When soot covers many items in your home after a fire, contact SERVPRO for cleaning and remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Offers Many Convenient Options to Aid Remediation After a Fire

After a disaster in Sarasota, expenses change. These changes can include unexpected purchases as well as the added costs directly related to the damages. A restoration company that genuinely cares about its customers keeps these in mind as their employees perform mitigation services.
 
SERVPRO's technicians consider many factors when mitigating a Sarasota home's fire damage. We use as many cost-saving strategies as we can. Some lost, of these methods are also much more convenient for the homeowners, as well. When situations are a good fit for one of these methods, the homeowners benefit even more. The time after a disastrous event can cause homeowners feelings of high stress, powerlessness, uncertainty, and worse. Helping them in any way possible overcome this added hopelessness is part of our goal.
 
Once we begin cleaning up areas and materials that sustained fire damage, many of the items belonging to the occupants take up valuable space. We need plenty of open space inside your home for our equipment and to maintain a high level of safety for our employees. Because of this need, we often perform a move-out. Removing the furnishings inside a residence open up a great deal more space than many people might realize.
 
Instead of relocating everything in your home to our facility so we can make space for fire damage mitigation work, other options can help you retain more control over your belongings while minimizing costs. We can move several items into a single area, concentrating belongings in one location within your residence. Our technicians might choose a place inside your home, your garage or large shed, or even inside a trailer kept outside on your property. This last option is often only possible in rural areas or larger estates.
 
When we store items on the customer's property, we take the time to clean the ones that became covered in soot, so this sticky substance does not become harder to clean away later. Unpacking items that no longer require cleaning is much more pleasant for the property owner than having to wait for an additional step.
 
Another advantage of this method is the reduction of accidental breakage or damage that can occur during handling. While we are as careful as possible, accidents can still happen and eliminating a step in the handling procedure eliminates much of this risk.
 
SERVPRO of South Sarasota can help your family recover after a distressing event involving fire damage happens at your residence. We easily scale our services to tailor-fit your needs as an additional step in keeping your restoration costs low. Residents of Vamo, Osprey, and Bee Ridge as well as other close by towns can contact us at (941) 552-6319.

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Your Sarasota Business Can Return To Its Pre-loss State After A Water Damage Experience

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Sarasota Business Can Return To Its Pre-loss State After A Water Damage Experience  Understanding the water damage incident in your property goes as far as knowing the source of the water and the potential contamination risks.

Water Damage

If your property has suffered water damage, there are several factors we look at when assessing the level of work that is necessary to return your contents to their preloss state. The category of water in the structure and the type of building materials are some of the key factors we consider. Building materials react in different ways after a moisture exposure, which means it is necessary to use different methods when restoring, drying and decontaminating such areas. We also check whether there were existing defects in your Sarasota home before coming up with appropriate restoration measures.

Understanding the water damage incident in your Sarasota property goes as far as knowing the source of the water and the potential contamination risks it presents, the incident's duration, the depth of the water, and the time that has elapsed since the event took place. In cases where the water level is so high, our SERVPRO technicians are aware that chances of moisture penetration increase since the water pressure is high. Secondary damage may also result when the drying and restoration work delays.

Our SERVPRO technicians carefully inspect the interior finishes during the restoration process. When there is apparent damage to the floor or wall finishes, removal may be necessary. We might also remove them if we also consider them to be impermeable and likely to interfere with the drying of the underneath materials. The same may apply after we have inspected the insulation of your building.

The next step is to implement the right drying equipment and methodology. If we need to increase the rate of evaporation, then we might set up air movement equipment. We can also introduce heating equipment in the structure and target specific building materials that take a long time to dry. By also using dehumidifiers, we are in a position to reduce the relative humidity of the surrounding air and enhance the drying process.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota aims to make it “Like it never even happened.” Our highly trained professionals know what it takes to make your home or business operational after water, fire, mold, or storm damage. Call us at (941) 552-6319 and work with a dedicated industry leader.

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Lake Sarasota's Flood Damage Experts Explain The Science Involved with Drying

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Lake Sarasota's Flood Damage Experts Explain The Science Involved with Drying When a Clothes Line Won't Do to Dry Out Your Flooded Lake Sarasota Property--Call SERVPRO

Dehumidification and Air Movement Are Key Factors in Drying Interiors after Storms

This summer thunderstorms have been striking all over the country including places near Lake Sarasota. These severe storms are known to bring about weather conditions that can cause extensive flood damage. Wind can blow things into the exterior of your home and create holes for rainwater to pour into and make things wet. If your neighborhood in Lake Sarasota floods, then it is likely that water can enter lower levels of your home.
 
Excessive moisture inside any house can cause problems with contents and structural components. When dealing with a flood damage project in Lake Sarasota, our SERVPRO technicians work towards decreasing the severity of issues by removing moisture as quickly as possible. When materials get wet, they can lose their structural integrity along with their aesthetic appearance. If organic substances stay wet for too long microbial growth can occur.
 
To prevent mold growth, our SERVPRO technicians work towards reducing moisture levels of your contents and building materials in less than 48 hours. First, we extract as much water out of the affected rooms as we possibly can. The next step is the drying process. During the drying stage, we use equipment to manipulate the environment so that the drying speed is increased with the use of powerful air movers and axial fans.
 
As a rule of thermodynamics, everything always wishes to seek equilibrium. Therefore when materials contain more moisture than the air right next to its surface, water will want to evaporate from the wet substances and move into the air. If the air next to an object has more water than the material, water can then move from the air and make the item wetter. Wet to Dry.
 
Our SERVPRO restoration team sets up air movers to push air away from wet surfaces. When we replace the damp air next to wet items with warm, dry air, then more water can evaporate from the wet items, thus speeding up the drying process. The damp air then gets pushed into the center of the room where dehumidifiers sit to suck up the moist air and remove the water in liquid form. This condensation is collected in a pan or run through a hose to a drain. The dehumidifiers then exhaust out warm, dry air to complete the cycle when it gets used in the air flow of the air movers.
 
Since air can hold more water at higher temperatures, we also add heat to the affected areas so that the air can carry more moisture away from the wet materials. We increase the RH relative humidity. It is important that the correct ratio of air movers per dehumidifiers get used or drying may not be as effective. If you ever notice things inside your house got wet after a storm, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Ozone Machines and Hydroxyl Generators Can Remove Fire & Smoke Odors in Siesta Key

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Ozone Machines  and Hydroxyl Generators Can Remove Fire & Smoke Odors in Siesta Key SERVPRO Scrapes the Charred Timbers in Siesta Key and then Deals with the Odor Removal

SERVPRO Equipment, Manned by Skilled Technicians, Can Mitigate Odors after House Fires

Fires can leave foul and lingering smoke odors inside your Florida home that may remain inside the structure if they are not adequately dealt with by trained fire damage professionals like us. Fires can also produce smoke and soot residues that can get all over the surfaces in your home, which is why calling our certified company right away may reduce damages to your property.

 
SERVPRO fire damage technicians in Siesta Key have the right equipment to remove various odors from the structure. In some instances, removing burnt and charred items and materials inside the home and cleaning the affected areas may eliminate smoke odors without any further work. However, this is the exception to the rule. Typically, there is always some odor remaining after a house fire. If foul odors remain in the home after the cleaning and removal process, the crew may spray deodorant chemicals to remove the smells. Improving the indoor air quality is a goal of every fire damage restoration service we provide. This "masking" is not a permanent solution to resolving malodorous circumstances but does help in improving the working environment
 
In some cases, the team may need to use more advanced deodorization equipment. If these smoke odors are pungent, our trained SERVPRO team may use portable ozone machines. SERVPRO techs often use ozone machines to eliminate pungent odors from homes after a fire. Ozone machines use the radical oxygen elemental O3 that can neutralize and eliminate strong smoke smells. Note that ozone is not safe for humans, pets, or even houseplants, so if our team employs this device, homeowners and pets must vacate the premises. Due to ozone’s toxicity, our crew may seal off the entire area and remove materials from the property. After the crew finishes using the ozone machine, they can return items to the home and put all contents back in place, if they were removed for the restoration process.

Hydroxyl generators are small units that can be very beneficial in neutralizing airborne particulates. These are safe and are often used during the cleanup phase, improving air quality for the technicians and residents remaining in the home.
 
SERVPRO of South Sarasota provides fire damage services homeowners can trust. We are available to help. Call us 24/7 at (941) 552-6319 any time of the day or night. Fires can occur at any time and without notice. When there is a fire in your home, our skilled technicians can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Damage Can Allow Worse Conditions for Your Siesta Key Home

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Water Damage Can Allow Worse Conditions for Your Siesta Key Home Mold can spread quickly when adequate moisture exists for it to feed on. Contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate the damage throughout your home.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand BOTH Water Damage and Mold Infestations That can Quickly Occur in Your Home

Water incidents in your Siesta Key home might happen from some different causes. However, making certain that the mess is cleaned up and the that the appropriate drying measures get taken are imperative to restoring your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners fail to see the need for professional restoration for water incidents that are not overwhelming and can appear simple to clean up.

One of the biggest concerns with trying to deal with water damage in Siesta Key on your own in your home is doing this job inadequately. If you do not ensure that the area gets dried completely and that the moisture gets entirely removed, you cannot be sure to avoid situations where the damage can worsen in new and hazardous ways.

A good example of this is your toilet leaking from its tank or a supply line. While it might seem like an easy task to clean up the water on the floor here, depending on how long this problem has persisted, this damage could extend far beyond where you can see and into the subflooring of the bathroom. While many bathrooms offer some variety of waterproof floorings like tile or vinyl planking, these are generally only effective when you clean up the mess right away. Otherwise, you do not likely have the same tools and expertise as our SERVPRO technicians to reach the subflooring and get the area dried out.

Persistent moisture in this often inadequately vented area leads to the growth of mold and mildew. Microbial growths in the area can be a potential health risk to your family and anyone else exposed to a forming colony, which ultimately requires our SERVPRO mold remediation team to remove.

One of the important things to remember is that you should react to water damage immediately when you discover it in your home. Allowing moisture to penetrate beyond where you can see can make it a severe challenge for even professional restorers to access, and ultimately allow for mold growth to occur. Let our SERVPRO of South Sarasota restoration specialists help you through the cleanup and drying of your water incident. You can reach us anytime at (941) 552-6319.
 
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Unmitigated Commercial Water Damage and Your Sarasota Retail Shop

7/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Unmitigated Commercial Water Damage and Your Sarasota Retail Shop A broken water line behind walls in your bathroom can cause a great deal of damage. Contact SERVPRO right away to evaluate and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Your Emergency to Help Prevent an Escalation

When a water line bursts in your Sarasota shop's restroom area, the force pushing the water into your business causes thousands of gallons to flood everything quite rapidly. Such water quickly damages the more porous materials first, which means we have time to protect other materials from various types of damages, but only when we work fast.
 
Business owners rely on SERVPRO's technicians to perform commercial water removal techniques in Sarasota that can minimize existing damage and prevent other problems. Our truck-mounted pumps rapidly remove water from your now-saturated store, meaning we can begin drying methods that help keep mold, rust, and other effects of standing water from plaguing your business in the future.
 
When SERVPRO removes water from a building, we increase the temperature inside to help the moisture held by materials to evaporate. Heated air can hold much more water vapor than cooler air can retain, increasing the speed that our extraction equipment can dry out your building. Heated air also keeps water vapor from condensing on surfaces, which can reabsorb the moisture.
 
Removing large and bulky pieces of materials from your business, such as carpeting and padding, means a significant amount of water also leaves your property. When water is clean, such as from a broken water line, we can salvage it for reuse later. Our Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT) can explain how floating a carpet saves carpeting from further damage, including stretching. Anything SERVPRO can do to save our customers money and time helps their business resume normal business operations faster and more smoothly.
 
Because water lines and other mishaps can happen suddenly and without any warning, as well as many other disasters, we offer the free Emergency READY Profile Plan to area businesses. Filling out the information gives us a head-start when any disaster affects your business, saving additional time. The sooner we begin mitigating damage, the less subsequent damage your store experiences.
 
When you need water removal services to save your business from flooding, water line breaks, or roof leaks, call us, SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319. We help protect the businesses in Siesta Key, Vamo and Bee Ridge so they can more easily stay in business and keep our economy healthy.

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Gulf Storms Can Cause Flooding Inside of Your Sarasota Home

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Gulf Storms Can Cause Flooding Inside of Your Sarasota Home Sarasota Storm Cleanup Gets Done Right by SERVPRO

Tropical Storms Affect Sarasota Properties So Call SERVPRO to Help Mitigate the Damages

Living on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico has its charms, but it can also be the site of intense ocean-based storms that can cause flood damage to your home. Florida is beautiful, sunny, and warm at all times of the year. However, the state is known for being hit by tropical storms. It is notably worse for you as a homeowner if a storm hits while you are away on business or seasonally absent. Fortunately, help is not far when these kinds of problems happen.
 
When a severe storm hits, the rushing waters can carry debris in them that can force an entrance into your Sarasota home and cause flood damage. A broken window is a perfect entry point for water, and during a violent storm, nothing is holding the water back. By the time the storm has moved on, your kitchen can be flooded up to your ankles.
 
Coming back to your home the next morning, only to find it flooded, can be overwhelming. However, it is essential for you to call for help as soon as you can. Allowing water to stand in your home untouched for any length of time is never a good idea, as mold can begin to grow in just 72 hours. The quicker SERVPRO can arrive at your home, the better. Make sure to immediately contact your insurance company.
 
When SERVPRO techs get to your home, the first thing they can do is determine the safety of the affected areas. Floods can carry elements like sewage and chemicals with them. These substances can be harmful to your health and require specialized tools to handle. Should your home be impacted by black water, all wet carpets need to be thrown out, as their quality and sanitation cannot be guaranteed, even after cleaning.
 
Once safety is determined, SERVPRO can use tools like submersible pumps, extractors, and wet/dry vacuums to remove the flooded water from your home. These tools can even be truck-mounted if the volume of water in your home is significant enough. After our technicians remove the flooded water, they can make sure the area is sanitary before moving on to ensure your home is up to dryness standards.
 
Should a severe ocean-based storm hit your home and cause flood damage, do not hesitate. Dial (941) 552-6319 to get in contact with SERVPRO of South Sarasota. We make it our goal to arrive at your residence swiftly and strive to return your home to its preloss state whenever possible.

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How Water Extraction Can Return Your Sarasota Property to Its Former State

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Extraction Can Return Your Sarasota Property to Its Former State When water damage affects your home, count on SERVPRO for restoration.

Water Extraction for your home

Extraction is part of the first procedures that we perform when offering water removal services. For us to efficiently perform the procedures, we use specialized equipment to remove water from a structure. We advise any Sarasota resident who experiences flooding or any form of water intrusion to work with a professional. There are chances of making a costly mistake which a professional can point out to prevent further damage.

Cleaning your upholstery and carpets is part of the work that our SERVPRO technicians perform during water removal in Sarasota. Since extractors have pumps, vacuum systems, and heaters, when using them it is possible to perform both cleaning and water extraction services. While the three components play a role during cleaning, it is only the vacuum unit we use when removing the water.

If we need to access restricted areas within your structure, our SERVPRO team may decide to use a portable extractor. The average weight of this device is between 40 to 90 pounds and has heating capabilities of between 180° F to 212° F. Both its solution and waste tanks can hold 5 to 12 gallons of water. On the other hand, its vacuum system can offer a water lift of 140 inches.

Truck mounts are more powerful and efficient for both restorative cleaning and water removal. They weigh between 500 - 1100 pounds and the capacity of their storage tanks may be around 60 - 100+ gallons. Their vacuum systems have a water lift of around 185.71 to 198.98 inches with their heating capabilities falling between 180° F to 220° F.

When our SERVPRO technicians need to stop water migration, we might decide to use a wand. We prefer using wands when dealing with glue-down carpets and heavier devices for carpets that have thick pads. If the structure has a carpet, then we understand that aggressive extraction may make the carpet to suffer delamination.

At SERVPRO of South Sarasota, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is water, storm, fire, or mold damage-related. You can call us at (941) 552-6319 at any time of the day to benefit from our 24-hour emergency services.

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The Benefits You Get from Fast Calls to SERVPRO for Fire Damage in Osprey

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Benefits You Get from Fast Calls to SERVPRO for Fire Damage in Osprey Don't let fire damage and odor linger in your home. Contact SERVPRO for a timely response and effective remediation.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Damage Left By a Fire in Your Home

After a fire causes damage to your Osprey home, one of the first steps you should take is to call a certified restoration company like SERVPRO. The faster you get us on the line, the sooner we can send out a team of technicians and begin the paperwork necessary to get your home restored back to its normal state with as little financial or legal hassle as possible for you. By calling us immediately after disaster strikes, you get these benefits that come with a timely response to the problem.
 
Minimized Restoration Times
 
Many of the actions SERVPRO technicians do when responding to an initial fire damage call in Osprey are designed to reduce time spent on restoration processes in the coming weeks. The faster we can be in and out of your home, the better, and when we receive a call immediately after the disaster in question, we can take care of many problems immediately (such as imminent structural collapses) rather than deal with their effects later on in the restoration process.
 
Cut Costs
 
Less time spent on restorations also contributes to lower financial expenditures on the project as a whole. Long and complex restorative procedures also incur a greater financial burden than emergency measures put in place in the hours following a fire. A swift call to SERVPRO ensures that as many of the former tasks can be avoided as possible and that any costs borne by you remain low and manageable.

Safety Evaluations
 
In some situations, the overall safety of the building and area may be questionable. Without a qualified inspector to evaluate the site, you may be near and around dangerous conditions without realizing it. One of the first representatives we send to the site is always an inspector who gauges not only the extent and expected cost of damages, but also safety risks present throughout the property.
 
SERVPRO of South Sarasota provides emergency fire damage restoration services on a 24/7 basis. Call us immediately after disaster strikes at (941) 552-6319.
 
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