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Our Crew Will Help You Clean Up Your Sarasota Home After A Fire

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

wooden crates stacked in warehouse with forklift in foreground Fire damage in a home created soot and smoke damage to the contents as well as to the dwelling itself. We moved the contents to our warehouse.

Get Expert Fire Damage Cleanup for Your Sarasota Residence to Prevent Additional Damage

All fires can be dangerous even if the aftereffects are not visible immediately. They can leave a home unsafe and cause structural damage because of soot and ash residues as wells as water damage from fire extinguishing efforts. Fire damage restoration is usually necessary. 

To restore your Sarasota residence after fire damage, you can call SERVPRO. Our crew can help you clean up the affected areas to restore your residential property to the state it was in before the fire. We have helped many property owners deal with fire damage. We recommend that you take the following steps as you prepare to restore your home. 

  • Open all doors and windows to help remove as much smoke as possible.
  • Use plastic sheets to cover up clean and unaffected furniture to safeguard it from damage during the cleanup process. 
  • Do not plug in electronics. Contact an electrician to inspect your house for electrical damage that the fire may have caused. 
  • Dispose of any open or possibly exposed foods that may be contaminated because of the fire. 

Fire and smoke are tricky problems to deal with, and that is the reason it is vital to work with professionals who have expertise in fire restoration. Our technicians can inspect your home and take care of every bit of smoke and soot damage. During the restoration process, we identify the source to determine which kind of fire occurred. We also evaluate the wet areas that require drying and then use equipment like wet/dry vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers to eliminate the water and moisture. 

A fire can char some structures of your home. We perform structural restoration, which includes removing charred items that could seal in smoke like burned wood and insulation. Fire damage also causes smoke damage to walls, paint, and wallpaper. Our technicians can clean different surfaces that have smoke, soot, and other residues. The methods we use to clean structural items depend on the surface that requires cleaning. We can wet clean some surfaces and dry clean others. Wet cleaning involves using water-based cleaning products, while dry-cleaning is ideal for surfaces that can sustain damage if we use water-based products. 

Although wet cleaning is more effective at removing residues, it is not suitable for porous surfaces like unfinished wood because moisture can set residues into the wood. Our SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning sponges to remove the residues. 

For washable surfaces, we use water with or without a cleaning agent to clean. The items we clean using this method are usually wet during the cleaning process. It is an effective cleaning strategy for cleaning surfaces that are moderately or heavily soiled. We can perform wet cleaning to deal with greasy, oil-based residues or soils on glossy-painted or flat-painted surfaces. 

When there are residues in your home after a fire, you can count on SERVPRO of South Sarasota to assist you with cleaning up the affected areas. Call us today at (941) 552-6319. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Our Experts Are Trained To Safely Restore Your Sarasota Home

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

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The Risks of DIY Flood Recovery in Your Sarasota Home

Natural disasters present a dangerous situation for many Sarasota homes. The less that homeowners understand about emergencies like flooding, the more susceptible they become to the persistent risks and threats present in rising floodwaters affecting the neighborhood. Knowing how to address these issues safely is a focal point of the professional recovery services that our SERVPRO team can offer after flood damage has occurred.

With the speed that flooding can overtake a property, how you manage flood damage in Sarasota homes is vital to protecting structural integrity and the contents of the house. Relying on the fast response and experienced results from our SERVPRO team can keep you protected from many of the dangers present in worsening flood damage, but it can also help to prevent loss and unnecessary reconstruction.

There are many risks and threats associated with natural flooding from rising bodies of water like the local streams and creeks. Even flash flooding can present many of these same threats. No matter how flooding occurs in your property, here are some things you must be cautious of to prevent personal injury, structural loss, and irreparable damages to the contents of your home.

 - Contaminants – Depending on what floodwater encounters in its path to your home, many potential contaminants exist. From dead animals and bacteria to chemicals and other substances, our SERVPRO team must protect ourselves throughout the extraction and drying processes to prevent exposure to harmful contamination.

 -Animals – Rising waters and fast-moving currents can bring all manner of creatures into your home that get swept in with flood damage. Snakes and alligators can be among the most potentially harmful of these, though nearly any threatened animal can injure you.

 -Structural Weakening – Overexposure to supports, flooring, and ceiling materials can all begin to over encumber their designated limits. Heavy ceiling materials can collapse, flooring can buckle under the added weight of a restorer. These are all conditions that our professionals must diligently combat during our recovery efforts.  

Although there are many threats and risks to flooding in your home, many homeowners still have the impression that DIY approaches can save time and money. No matter what you decide, our SERVPRO of South Sarasota team is available to help however you need it. Give our rapid response team a call whenever disaster strikes at (941) 552-6319.

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South Sarasota Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Water, Mold, Storm and Fire Damage Restoration

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to handle your water, storm, mold or fire damage restoration needs.

Why South Sarasota Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Licensed Restoration Services 

Our company has been operating essential maintenance and restoration services of private communities here in Florida for many years. Our mold remediation crew chiefs hold licenses from Florida state. Our technicians in all areas have worked closely with SERVPRO corporate and Large Loss Recovery teams for national disasters. Each job we do adds to our enviable resume of home restoration for fire, water, mold, and storm-related incidents, providing us with the necessary experience to get your South Sarasota home back to its preloss condition.  

Storm Damage Restoration

The type of damages your property can sustain during extreme weather events is manifold. High winds can loosen roof tiling or send flying debris through windows or doors. Any initial harm to the structural integrity of your home compounds quickly by rainfall, road overflow, or flash flooding situations that require immediate attention to mitigate losses. The sooner you act, the more likely you are to rescue the contents and structure of your home. Contact our storm damage team in South Sarasota immediately on our twenty-four-hour emergency line to gain assistance from our rapid response units.  

Often, the work of storm restoration services is to restore possessions and structure rather than replace them. SERVPRO can carry this out efficiently by first scoping the property to perform vital mitigation tasks. These vital tasks may include blocking furniture or removing it to a cleanroom as well as putting up emergency boarding over broken windows or doors. Restoring power to the property or bringing in generators to provide temporary power and assessing contamination levels to provide a safe working environment for third party contractors.  

Storm damages that require emergency restoration services can be emotionally stressful experiences for a homeowner. Sometimes, contractors or remodelers may need to be brought in to guarantee the integrity of the structure. SERVPRO has strong bonds with local general contractors, insurance adjusters, and the chamber of commerce which allows us to enlist honest help on your behalf; allowing you to deal with only one point of contact throughout the restoration service.  

Mold Remediation

In the state of Florida, mold remediation services require a state-license by law. Our team of trained SERVPRO technicians is equipped to assess and remediate mold damage in your South Sarasota home with the necessary licenses and training to control microbial growth. Microbial growth issues tend to crop up during the spring and summer months due to the comparatively drier air in the winter. However, a mold issue can occur at any time provided the conditions for microbial growth are there, which is often the case in centrally heated homes throughout the year.  

The conditions for any microbial growth are food supply, the temperature of above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and moisture. The home environment is full of porous natural materials that are perfect for mold to feed. For this reason, infested insulation, drywall, and subfloor pads often need demolishing and replaced with non-contaminated materials to ensure that the issue does not return. Structural components like hardwood flooring can often be soda blasted by SERVPRO to remove surface layers of an infestation then refinished and restored to their original condition.  

Humid conditions are ideal for mold growth, providing both temperature and moisture. One solution to this problem in your South Sarasota home is to dehumidify the affected area using desiccant chemicals. SERVPRO can control the humidity of a specific area using physical containment barriers. These have the double function of preventing spores from spreading into unaffected areas of the home during the aggressive cleaning procedure. Often increased relative humidity is the result of a slow leak. SERVPRO can address the source of the problem using structural cavity drying equipment to ensure mold growth does not return after restoration services are complete.  

Water Damage Restoration

A water incident in your property can cover any wide range of scenarios from faulty internal plumbing to blockages and external issues like heavy rainfall. Over time, these issues can become increasingly severe, resulting in water damage in your South Sarasota property. One common cause of this type of damage is insufficient sealing in water access points around the home. These may include bathrooms, kitchens, Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and water tanks.  

All types of water damage contain microbes, so restoration services need careful remediation to ensure that these microbes do not reproduce or otherwise further contaminate the affected area. As a homeowner, it is vital to bring in professional restoration services as soon as the issue becomes apparent. You may notice staining, discoloration, or odor in some regions of the home that are indicative of a water issue being present.  

Water situations develop over time, often in recesses of your South Sarasota home that have restricted access. SERVPRO technicians may need to move furniture, temporarily pull up carpets, floorboards or tiles and assess cavities. Using moisture sensors, we can accurately assess the level of moisture content in structural components around your South Sarasota home. By bringing in structural cavity drying equipment like injectidry systems, we can effectively dry inside walls, between floors, and underneath fittings, before performing professional disinfecting as well as cleaning of the affected area and contents. 

Fire Damage Restoration

In fire damage scenarios, first response units like firefighters perform the initial mitigation task by containing, controlling and then extinguishing the fire at you South Sarasota home. However, it is restorers that perform the tasks to get your home back to its condition before the incident taking place. We need to act quickly for our restoration services to get the best results after fire damage in your South Sarasota home. Often, water used during firefighting procedure can set soots into mattresses, sofas, and carpets, making them a challenge to restore fully.  

It is rare for a property fire to damage the structure itself permanently. Materials used for South Sarasota homes are mortar and finished woods and metals that make them resilient to all but the most severe of incidents. However, hot smokes produced by combusting materials can leave stubborn, odorous stains on walls and ceilings throughout the home requiring professional restoration services. When the smoke cools, soots can drop onto fabrics like carpet or upholstery below, causing further damages.  

SERVPRO technicians have access to a full range of chemical cleaning agents to tackle stubborn staining. Water-based cleaning agents are generally effective against natural, dry smoke deposits whereas oil-based chemicals work better against oily deposits created from combusting synthetic materials. The priority of our restoration services for your South Sarasota home is to remove soiling. After that, we can utilize thermal Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers to fumigate the affected area and remove odors. 

SERVPRO of South Sarasota is the leading provider of restoration services for this part of Florida with a stellar reputation at dealing with mold, fire, water or storm incidents. Contact us anytime at (941) 552-6319.

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The Untold Secrets About Water Damage Remediation in Your Sarasota Home

8/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is a disaster sometimes. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Water Removal Sarasota – Bathroom Water Leak Triggers Carpet Replacement

A water leak in a bathroom often spreads to the carpeted bedroom nearby. Wet carpeting in your presents several unusual challenges for cleaning and drying, especially in humid conditions found in the Sarasota area. Carpet construction is made up of four components: Carpet fibers, Backing materials, Latex to hold the fibers and backing together, Padding between the floor and the carpet. 

SERVPRO specializes in water removal in Sarasota. If water has penetrated through to the floor, the carpet and pad usually are removed to dry the floor. Padding often breaks apart when it is wet, especially if it needs to be removed to dry the floor underneath. The cost of drying the padding in place vs. replacing the padding is often much more expensive. As a result, the underpad is often replaced. 

Carpets break down in high traffic areas which can cause delamination or separation of the backing materials. Wet carpets and padding may need to be removed to dry the carpet and remove all humidity properly. Aggressive water extraction can also cause further separation of the backing in the carpet. 

Delamination between the backing and the carpet fibers can cause bubbling after the carpet has been dried. A carpet with bubbles cannot be repaired and may be considered a pre-existing condition. SERVPRO notifies the homeowner and the insurance adjustor if our technicians discover delamination in the carpet. 

Glued down carpets also experience bubbling due to loss of adhesive from regular daily foot traffic. The bubbles show up when the carpet is exposed to water. Small areas of bubbling can often be dried and the bubbles repaired. Larger areas may require the carpet to be removed and replaced. 

Our technicians can assess all of these issues and provide information to the homeowner to assist in deciding the best approach to take.  We can also help with providing information for insurance claim forms. The options can include full replacement of the carpet and underpad vs. drying the carpet and underpad vs. drying the carpet and replacing the underpad. 

Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 for 24/7 service. We also cover Siesta Key, Osprey, and Vamo; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Sarasota Home After A Flooding Disaster

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Commercial Flood Damage Professionals In Sarasota Describe Steps To Take After A Storm

Hurricane season is almost here which can often bring about thunderstorms, rain, and other severe weather to the Sarasota area. Businesses in Florida file more commercial flood damage claims than many other states. If flooding occurs on the streets where your office building resides, water can enter your building and start causing destruction. Once the materials inside your offices get wet, the issues can get worse; the longer things stay damp.

When dealing with commercial flood damage in Sarasota, the best idea is to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We utilize the best methods to help reduce the costs incurred by your company, including but not limited to, reducing the loss of revenue or production. We also implement tactics that mitigate problems quickly before they turn into secondary issues.

However, it can be smart to start removing moisture and conduct some mitigating procedures before our SERVPRO team arrives to start flood damage restoration. When working with moisture-related problems, the idea is to get rid of any water in your building as quickly as humanly possible. For instance, if there is standing water inside your office complex, then it is best to have your maintenance crew use a sump pump to suck the water up into your building's sewage drain system.

Next, it is wise to clean up any other water on hard surfaces using a mop or a squeegee. If carpets got wet, you could have your maintenance or custodial team vacuum the affected flooring material with a wet/dry vac. These vacuums can also be used to suck water out of your office chairs, couches, or other wet contents.

Then, it is wise to jump-start the structural drying process. Opening your office's windows and doors can help with drying if the outdoor humidity is lower than what it is indoors. Setting up fans can also help create air circulation. Wet items dry faster in warmer environments, so turning up the heat can also help speed up the natural evaporation and drying process.

If flooding ever affects your office complex in Vamo, Ridge Wood Heights, or Bee Ridge, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 shortly after you notice a problem.

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Steps You Can Take to Remediate Fire Damage in Your Sarasota Condo

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

This damage looks easy enough to clean, but wiping it down without the correct cleaners and equipment will just cause the soot to spread.

Restoring Your Condo After a Kitchen Fire

If you search the internet for fire damage to a condo, it is surprising how often accidental fires occur. Although there certainly are those cases where the whole apartment building burns to the ground, there are many more that receive little attention from the media. However, it often a stove that is left on by accident, or a candle burning too close to a billowing curtain, causing a small fire to erupt and trigger the water sprinklers. Your condo is now wet, full of smoke and soot on the ceiling, and it has an awful smell.

Your condo in Sarasota may lead in this fire damage story. When your place is in disarray, reach out to SERVPRO for our expert restoration services. Our technicians hold certifications by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and our field experience prepares us to handle restoration jobs of any size. Just reach out to our 24/7 hotline, and we dispatch crews as soon as possible.

Even when the fire damage appears small, a professional team is your best option to restore your condo. Not only does our SERVPRO staff know how to clean and disinfect your belongings, but we also know how to prevent further damage. For example, the sprinklers may have saturated your dry-wall, leaving it weak without your knowledge. Our crew can gauge moisture levels by using infrared technology or hygrometers and determine next steps. If we need to enter the cavity behind the wall to speed up the drying process, we can do so with advanced equipment built specifically for that purpose. A rented dehumidifier or wet/dry vacuum may not completely dry the hidden areas, leaving you vulnerable to more damage in the long term.

Fire damage is serious. SERVPRO of South Sarasota is here to help, even if your needs seem small to you. Just call us at (941) 552-6319 and let us leave your condo “Like it never even happened.”

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When Your Water Heater Causes Water Damage To Your Sarasota Home, We Can Help!

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Heater Surprise In Sarasota

Your home has its noises and rhythm. Once you live there long enough, you recognize every smell, creak and squeak, which is why the sound of running water may surprise you when you hear it. When you follow the sound to the laundry room, you discover that your water heater broke and there is water on your floor, reaching under the appliances and storage closet. As manageable as it may seem, this water damage can cause significant trouble if left unattended.

If this water damage story from Sarasota sounds familiar, you are in great hands. No water job is too big or too small for SERVPRO and our team, and we’re available 24/7. Aside from fixing your water heater, it is essential that we remove all the water from your home. Water extraction will help anticipate future complications in the form of mold or a compromised structure if your drywall saturates with water. Home improvement stores typically rent equipment to help with the extraction, but they do not monitor optimal air humidity in the same way our professional water removal technicians (WRT) do. By using infrared moisture sensors, we can detect water remains even if they are not visible.

To extract all the water from your laundry room, we may use a variety of tools depending on the severity of the damage. Our submersible pumps help extract water of a certain depth, and we complement their work by utilizing handheld extractor wands which access hard-to-reach crevices. In more extreme cases when wall cavities withstand extended exposure to water, our SERVPRO team may resort to injectidry technology, which allows us to access your baseboards and insert air into the wall cavity to help it dry.

A water heater leak can happen to us all, and SERVPRO of South Sarasota is here to help. Reach us at (941) 552-6319 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO of South Sarasota and Compete Mold Damage Solutions

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation and Reconstruction Build-Backs for Our Sarasota Area Neighbors

Mold Remediation and Reconstruction for SERVPRO of South Sarasota

Whether it appears in small clusters on sheetrock or announces its presence by a musty odor, both of these can lead to the need for professional mold remediation in a residential or commercial property. A fast response and engaging professional remediation efforts when mold is suspected can save both contents and building materials from loss and further damage, and help protect human health.
 
When property owners require assistance with mold damage in South Sarasota, it is worth noting that the State of Florida has strict standards that require a state license for companies offering assessment and remediation. We have posted a copy of our Florida State License for Mold Remediation (license #MRSR3181) in the accompanying photo. We provide a full package of services for complete mold restoration, which includes scoping the premises as well as remediation and reconstruction as needed to return the property to its preloss condition. We offer our customers the option of a ‘one-stop shop’ mold remediation and build-back reconstruction, for a seamless service.

Because Florida regulations prohibit the same company from doing mold testing and the mold remediation work on the same project, if the situation requires mold testing by a Florida licensed mold assessor (indoor environmental specialist or industrial hygienist) from an independent company, we will manage that aspect of the restoration process. The need for formal mold testing varies from project to project. We will help you determine your needs during our initial inspection.  When you see mold or smell it, it is time to call in SERVPRO.
 
No company can remove all the mold or microbial growth from your home; that is a misconception. Mold occurs naturally both indoors and outdoors. The microscopic spores enter residences and commercial properties through doors, windows and may even hitch a ride in on a pet. The key to whether or not spores develop into a mold problem in a residential or commercial property in Sarasota depends on the temperature, moisture levels, and the availability of something organic to consume such as wood or sheetrock with its cardboard backing.  

The remediation process for mold is a multi-layered process. One of the first actions our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) perform is scoping the affected areas and containing areas that harbor mold colonies to stop any further spread of spores (sporulation). This initial application can include placing dehumidifiers and several methods of containment, including establishing negative air pressure, sealing-off vents to inhibit contamination by spores in the ductwork, and placing plastic sheeting over doorways.  

Then, our SERVPRO  technicians determine the cause of the conditions in the home or commercial property harboring mold. Common issues are undetected leaks in plumbing or the roof, poor ventilation, failing HVAC systems or slow, and clogged drains; all of these present conditions that can lead to a conducive environment for mold growth. Sarasota is home to some Old Florida architecture, and these older architecture and property designs can create unique situations for fungi proliferation. Since our teams are local, we are well-acquainted with discovering the areas where mold can take hold in homes within older construction.  

The training, certifications, and experience of our Water Damage Restoration Technicians enable our team to uncover the root cause of the excess moisture or humid conditions that support mold growth, and with permission from the property owner or adjuster, to undertake the required steps to correct it. Stopping the source of the moisture can proceed to a controlled demolition of mold affected or non-salvageable building materials.

Although SERVPRO strives to restore rather than replace personal contents, it is not always possible to save mold-damaged items. Porous and semi-porous items such as carpeting, upholstered furnishings, and sheetrock in many cases are not restorable through cleaning and disinfection. In extreme cases, our SERVPRO team may need to perform controlled removal of damaged sheetrock or wood damaged by rot. These structural and cosmetic building materials we can reconstruct as the final step in the mold restoration service. The outlook for saving non-porous items is much more positive on a case by case basis, and our technicians use both industrial washing as well as hand detailing to ensure they have sanitized all surfaces.

We work carefully to limit airborne contaminants even within the isolation barriers, and air scrubbers are a vital piece of the puzzle for mold remediation. Within this machine are layers of High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filtration.  The various mechanical means we employ to remove mold from materials within the containment area results in mold and spores becoming airborne. These are extracted from the air by the air scrubbers within the containment area. The air scrubbers capture airborne particulates that are smaller than the human eye can see, as tiny as .3 microns, collecting virtually all dust, debris, mold spores, and broken up fungi that can circulate during the cleaning and scraping process.

If there are odors left behind after drying and abatement, we have a variety of means to eradicate odors at the source, down to the molecular level. Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) know that sometimes neutralizing musty mold odors can take more than one method. Hydroxyl generators use UV rays much like the Sun and kill airborne spores and odors without adding any moisture to the affected areas, and this machine is safe to use while performing other damage restoration tasks.  We can fog affected areas with our ULV ultra-low volume portable device which can neutralize odors and also provide masking during the initial implementation.

Upon completion of remediation efforts, SERVPRO technicians give the property owner a detailed listing including photos of the mold damage cleanup and restoration efforts. A separate report provides a listing of the necessary repairs and restorations needed to bring the mold affected areas back to their preloss condition. Because our location offers full restoration services, we can handle both the mold remediation and the complete restoration of structures of all types.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota handles all aspects of residential and commercial mold remediation and rebuilding to preloss condition. Contact us at (941) 552-6319 and our experienced, licensed technicians can restore your property and make it, "Like it never even happened."

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Why You Shouldn't Take a 'Siesta' After Flood Damage to Your Siesta Key Home

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growth can occur if flood water is not removed quickly.

Flood Damage Efforts To Restore Siesta Key Homes

As a barrier island on the west coast, Siesta Key is a fantastic place for residents and visitors. Unfortunately, that location on the Gulf of Mexico also leaves it open to flooding with every storm that passes through.  

Restoring Siesta Key flood damage means stepping in quickly to remove water from the home, and then clean and dry it as quickly as possible. SERVPRO remediation teams train to meet all requirements of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the industry standard for residential and commercial cleaning. With flooding, there are always contaminants that flow in with the water. These include soil, sand, waste from overwhelmed sewers, and more, which cause health problems and make cleaning operations more difficult.  

Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians’ (AMRT) first step is to spray standing water and affected surfaces with an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal cleaner. It neutralizes the health threat and reduces the risk of mold growth as well. After spraying, team Water Restoration Technicians (WRTs) use a combination of pumps and water extraction devices to draw it out of the home and either into a sewer opening or a tank truck for disposal at a water treatment facility later.  

Team members now set up fans to increase air circulation and natural evaporation, and begin removing every carpet off the floors. If the interior of the home is very damp and humid, WRTs also install dehumidifiers to draw water out of the air to further enhance evaporation. SERVPRO teams cannot promise that cleaning efforts return a contaminated carpet to a usable condition, so removal is their only option.  

After removing the water, AMRTs spray every flooded surface and item with another cleaning agent. Technicians next wipe down everything to remove the contamination and examine it all to make sure they are clean and usable.  

For SERVPRO of South Sarasota, the goal is to return every flooded Osprey and Vamo home to a clean, dry, and safe condition for owners and residents. If you have suffered through a recent water intrusion to your home, call us today at (941) 552-6319 for assistance. We are here for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Fire Damage Remediation In Sarasota

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage in your Sarasota home can be devastating. Contact SERVPRO today for all your remediation needs.

Removing Stubborn Soots and Odors after Fire Damage in Sarasota

The problematic aspect of most fire restoration jobs is in removing stubborn soots and odors rather than replacing structure or appliances. We call this process returning the property to its preloss condition. Doing so requires deodorization as well as a full range of chemical agents to remove all signs and smells of soiling professionally. Our service uses local technicians that are highly trained in the safe access, assessment and application of property restoration.

You can arrange a service to remediate losses after fire damage in Sarasota by reaching out to us on our twenty four hour emergency line. Notifying us of the extent of damages allows us to tailor the skillset of technical support. SERVPRO staff hold Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) in a range of property restoration areas. We can send both Odor Control Technicians (OCT) and Fire Restoration Technicians (FRT) to your property within four hours of notification of loss.

The types of smoke damage caused by fire are as variable as the fire itself. A slow burning fire typically causes massive buildup because there is more time for the smoke to erode finishes and become embedded in the surface. Synthetic materials, for example, burn slowly and create unpleasant odors. SERVPRO use abrasive cleaners with corrosive chemical agents that can prove useful in removing stubborn stains without risking the spread of soiling to unaffected areas or surfaces.

High-temperature fires that involve the burning of natural materials can spread soots quickly across the home. As these soot travel, they can drop onto surfaces, mattresses, and upholstery. A SERVPRO technician can use a foam cleaning technique on soft surfaces that reduces the risk of shrinkage or bleeding dyes. We can also apply a liquid deodorant solution to find and neutralize odors from inside fabrics or soft furnishings.

As a rule of thumb, deodorization works best by recreating the conditions that spread the odor in the first place. Since fire odors are caused by smoke, we use thermal foggers to vaporize deodorants and fumigate the property. Since vapor behaves in a similar way to smoke, this method can be particularly useful in clearing ventilation shafts or other cavities in the home.

Return your home to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 to arrange a service.

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