What is the Best Way to Remove Water from a Sarasota Storage Facility?
Storage facilities often include clauses in their contracts excluding responsibility for catastrophes such as hurricanes and fire.
SERVPRO’s Commercial Water Removal Services Can Restore Sarasota Commercial Property
Storage facilities often include clauses in their contracts excluding responsibility for catastrophes such as hurricanes and fire in places like Sarasota. Such clauses help storage facility owners avoid new financial problems, but serving customers and building relationships with them can take a positive turn when management takes the initiative with a call to SERVPRO for help in containing and solving the problem.
Storage units in Sarasota are rarely watertight and may need commercial water removal services after cataclysmic events. The construction used is often strong enough to withstand most natural catastrophes, although saturation of the environment can drastically affect the contents of units, particularly those with roll-down doors. Getting a facility dry again after events that affect vast areas of Florida is crucial to remaining in business and keeping customer satisfaction high. SERVPRO is always ready to help in even the worst situations.
When events such as off-the-scale hurricanes like Irma leave damage and destruction behind, rebuilding our communities must begin quickly and aggressively. Because we can rely on teamwork and collaboration with 1700 other SERVPRO franchises, we always have the right amount of equipment to complete any size job, in any setting.
Water removal and extraction after a hurricane can take time. However, efforts need to begin as soon as possible. While extracting water and moisture is in progress, damage to stored items slows. Sadly, many losses due to hurricanes happen, but we can reduce this by following international standards for dealing with the aftermath. Enclosing an area with thick tarps, eliminating the humidity through the use of commercial-grade dehumidifiers, and reducing the microbial population with strategically placed air scrubbers is only part of our response.
We have worked on jobs where it was vital to our customers' public image that we remain as unobtrusive as possible while still completing our work. In a situation where our work directly impacts our customers' customers, we can also assist them on a case-by-case situation, if requested. Being bonded and insured, as well as holding IICRC certificates, we understand the implication of privacy and security for the individual renter at your facility and give this the highest consideration. We always treat our customers, and their clients, as if they were family or friends.
SERVPRO of South Sarasota stands ready to conduct initial assessments and contact other franchises so we can help you protect your customers' belongings. Call us at (941) 552-6319 as soon as possible after such an event. We aim to work with you as closely as possible, every step of the way.
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How Do Professionals Remediate Water Damage in Sarasota?
When our area faces flooding, your home can be affected. Call SERVPRO immediately for water removal and remediation services.
SERVPRO’S Mitigation Techniques Will Restore Your Water Damaged Sarasota Home To its Pre-Damage Condition
While there are many instances in which Florida homes become affected by rising waters and other natural disasters, Sarasota residents still often delay the restoration process too long searching for inexpensive solutions rather than caring for their property the way that they should. After a flood occurs, many momentary companies pop up out of nowhere offering fast recovery and restoration work for unreasonably low prices. You can avoid these scams and experience quality results by choosing reputable technicians and professionals like our team.
Once your Sarasota home has become flood damaged, many homeowners fall into the pattern of making phone calls and reviewing internet reviews to find a cheap option to remove excess water and dry out the damage. Unfortunately, this is also a path to allowing yourself to get taken advantage of by fake companies or inexperienced workers that ask for money upfront with no intentions of working to restore the damaged property.
One approach that you can take is to reach out to our SERVPRO rapid response team. Our technicians are available 24/7 to offer comprehensive solutions from initial water damage mitigation and loss prevention through extraction and drying efforts that can protect the heart of your home’s construction for easier reconstruction efforts later.
Many homeowners might get tempted to contact their insurance companies before anyone else, but it can be to your benefit to reach our SERVPRO response team first. Our highly trained technicians can quickly identify the full scope of the damage, catalog losses, document areas that require focused efforts and work out an estimation regarding what it would cost to restore the home entirely. Your insurance company requires this information to process a claim, and with our fast response time 24 hours a day, we can help to speed the claim approval process along to get work started on your house quickly.
Water Mitigation Techniques for Your Sarasota Home
Water damage in Sarasota can also be caused by an appliance failure or a supply line break. Damages can spread quickly throughout the affected areas. It is critical at the first sign of trouble to seek out the assistance of highly trained professionals to help you to mitigate the losses you could experience and get to work quickly on restoring the damaged elements throughout the property.
With emergency situations that affect a broad area of your Sarasota home quickly, the water damages could begin to affect materials and contents right away. Our SERVPRO professionals always have a fast 24-hour emergency response team available at a moment’s notice to help you assess the situation and stop things from progressing and getting any worse. This fast response can help you preserve the things that matter most to you.
Mitigation work like our pack-out process can help remove at-risk items from the immediately affected area to prevent irreparable damages. Assessing which items are at risk and in need of this service falls to the hands of our highly trained professional technicians. It is this ongoing training for our technicians that helps them to provide modern techniques and efficient approaches to restoration that save both time and money for the customers we serve.
Slowing the progression of water throughout your home from a faulty appliance or water line break begins with shutting off the supply source. It is the advanced technology we use, from desiccant dehumidifiers to ROVER weighted extraction devices that allow us to ensure that all of the moisture and dampness throughout affected areas drops well below acceptable parameters and prevents secondary effects like mold growth from occurring.
Substantial water damage events that occur within your property must get addressed immediately to avoid situations like oversaturation of the building materials that can result in their failure. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota emergency response team is available 24 hours a day to meet the effects of your disaster as it happens. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (941) 552-6319.
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Can Sprinklers Minimize Fire Damage in Siesta Key Homes?
A small flame can transform into a major fire in less than thirty seconds.
Sprinklers Reduce Property Damage in Siesta Key
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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How do Experts Handle Water Damage in Sarasota?
No matter how the water enters your home, SERVPRO is here to help extract water and any moisture and restore your home "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO Offers Water Removal Services for Any Type of Water Intrusion Your Home Experiences
You need to understand how to protect your Sarasota home against water intrusions of all shapes and sizes, not the least of which might involve hiring a trusted professional for help when circumstances become severe. Luckily for you, fully certified IICRC professionals are located right here in your local community.
Water removal services in the Sarasota area can come in handy for a variety of reasons including, broken pipes, faulty plumbing fixtures, malfunctioning appliances, or severe weather conditions, all of which can cause significant damage to your property.
SERVPRO can respond to your call for help 24/7, day or night, including holidays when it might be hard to find help right away. We understand how important your home and its contents are to you and share your urgency in protecting or restoring cherished personal belongings that might be affected by water entering your home.
Water removal services make recovering from floods, plumbing failures, groundwater leaks, or hidden problems, easier. SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians can use infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers to locate existing problems, help you clean and restore water damage found in your home, and give you suggestions on how to prevent future problems.
SERVPRO technicians can teach you how to identify water problems in your attic, basement, or crawlspaces and use a variety of water extraction equipment should things get out of control. We can provide you with services that help remove any size water problem found on your property, which helps prevent corrosion, rot, mold, and additional damages that often form over time.
You can avoid damages caused by hidden humidity, direct water leaks, and some situations of indoor flooding by learning what to look for and how to respond to situations that might occur. If it has been a while since you had your wall cavities, cupboards, closets, attic, basement, or crawlspace inspected, give us a call for help.
SERVPRO of South Sarasota serves the entire area, offering quality water removal services throughout Vamo, Osprey, and Siesta Key. Contact us for immediate access to the expert personnel, equipment, and resources needed to protect your home, today. (941) 552-6319
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SERVPRO of South Sarasota is BBB Accredited!
Accredited and A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau
We are proud to announce our accreditation with the Better Business Bureau. This acceptance means that SERVPRO of South Sarasota meets the high standards set by the BBB. One of the most important is that we work hard in good faith to resolve any consumer complaints as set by the BBB Code of Business Practices.
Our SERVPRO location brings highly trained and experienced technicians on every job. Our goals are to approach every call with professionalism and compassion and save property owners the cost of replacement when losses occur through our advanced restoration services.
We are pleased to display this BBB seal as a mark of our promise to hold the standards of both SERVPRO of South Sarasota and the BBB in the highest regard.
How do Professionals Handle Flood Damage in Sarasota?
Living in a high-flood area, Sarasota homeowners could deal with flood damage on a regular basis.
There are many 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, homeowners in Sarasota could deal with flood damage regularly, 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, considering the severity of damage and cost over sentiment.
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 particleboard 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, and cleaning and restoration procedures that 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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How Can Fast Professional Response Save Osprey Homeowners Money After Fire Damage?
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 Osprey 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.
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.
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.
Team SERVPRO Offers Many Convenient Options to Aid Remediation After an Osprey 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 an Osprey 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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What are Things to Consider When Remediating Flood Damage in Siesta Key?
Siesta Key Stays Drier Post Storm Once the SERVPRO Green Van Arrives
Determining Restorable and Unsalvageable Items during Flood Damage Restoration in Siesta Key
Flood damage events give little to no warning, and when they occur, they cause significant losses. No matter how devastating or minor the situation is, you need to work with professionals who have the resources to handle such incidents. By responding immediately, we can lessen the damage, reduce the costs of repair, and limit further damage. Here, we cover some of the procedures we perform when dealing with such events in Siesta Key.
Flood damage incidents in Siesta Key are associated with contaminated water, and there are specific emergency procedures that our SERVPRO technicians perform when attending to such issues. One of the first things that we do when we arrive at the site is to eliminate potential safety hazards. We post signs and use the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, such as rubber gloves, respirators, coveralls, eye protection, and boots.
Using rakes and shovels, we remove the debris and silt that the flood water deposits on your property. Sometimes, the deposits may contain hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead, so we advise homeowners to observe the necessary safety procedures even when we are yet to arrive at the site. In cases where there is a possibility of contamination spreading to unaffected locations, we may put containment measures. For instance, we may subject the contaminated area to negative pressure to limit the spread of mold spores to clean areas.
By using pumps, portable and truck-mounted extractors, our SERVPRO technicians remove standing water from floors and carpets. We have to evaluate your items and determine what is salvageable and what we need to remove and replace. In most cases, we do not disinfect porous items that have come into contact with floodwater. When it is necessary to dispose of the unsalvageable materials, we follow the local, state, and federal regulations, ensuring there is communication with your insurance provider.
Dealing with Black Water Flood Damage in Siesta Key
You may have read online that black water flood damage in your Siesta Key home can represent a significant safety hazard to anyone in the building. While this is true, and you should avoid contaminated flood waters at all costs, there is no need to overreact to any damage your home incurs. SERVPRO can handle any flood damage and safety hazards produced after a storm and have years of experience dealing with flooding far worse than we see in most residential areas. Here are a few questions – and answers – that we often receive about black water flooding.
What is Black Water?
In the context of flood damage in Siesta Key or any other community, black water refers to standing water with visual contamination and, typically, discoloration. These contaminants and discoloring materials are primarily composed of dirt, plant matter, perhaps fecal matter, and miscellaneous debris coming from outside the home. It may also include materials from inside. Blackwater typically has a high amount of bacteria and other biohazards even in small volumes of water, making it a significant hazard.
How Do I Stay Safe?
Above all, make sure you do not wade or walk through any part of your home, flooded with standing water. This water exposes you to bacteria and pathogens that could cause health effects and potential electrocution and laceration hazards that may be hard to spot through the murky water. Besides, some contaminants could create harmful gases, so we recommend staying as far away from the black water as possible.
How Do I Remove It?
Blackwater flooding requires the aid of a professional water removal company like SERVPRO for extraction. We carry specialized machines and safety equipment to facilitate the fast and efficient removal of floodwaters from your home. After removing the water, we take the time to sanitize the area and kill off any remaining microbes thoroughly. Remember that black water, as even clean water from a plumbing leak, can do significant damage to your possessions and the structure of your home.
SERVPRO of South Sarasota has helped local homeowners clean up after flood damage for years and stands ready after every major storm to help those in need. Call us as soon as possible after your home takes damage at (941) 552-6319.
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Can You Remediate Mold in Sarasota Homes?
At SERVPRO of South Sarasota, we say no to mold!
SERVPRO has a Solution for Mold Issues in Sarasota
With the right conditions, mold begins to expand and grow in less than a day. Once discovered, cleaning and removal should start as quickly as possible. The longer a mold infestation goes untreated, the more damage it causes a home. If left too long, there is the eventual possibility that it can affect the health of the homeowner and other residents.
Not all mold means there is damage to a Sarasota home. The spores that make up a colony are usually inactive and are in every home. Unless they have enough moisture, food, and the right temperature, they are incapable of growth. SERVPRO knows that once a colony begins to expand, removal of current growth and stopping new growth at its source are the only way to stop it.
As a restoration company, we perform tasks that most general contractors do not have the training to accomplish. It is necessary to isolate the colony, disinfect the affected areas, scrub the air, remove the damaged property, eliminate the source of moisture, and vacuum all loose mold using special HEPA filters designed to trap even a single spore.
Despite the expertise we bring to the table, the best way to stop mold is to prevent it. We have adapted suggestions from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and recommend them to our customers after we have completed work in their homes.
Do not install carpet in bathrooms and laundry rooms. These areas are constant sources of water and humidity and laying carpet in them is like laying out food for a pest. If you have rugs in the bathroom, change them out regularly, and clean and dry them.
Always clean bathrooms with anti-fungal and other mold-killing chemical products. The most common anti-fungal agent is bleach. It should be the primary chemical in any cleaner.
Whenever you repaint a bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room, be sure to use a paint with a mold-inhibiting chemical added. It does not stop growth completely, but the paint removes the drywall and wood it covers as a food source.
Finally, check your bathroom ventilation regularly. A proper working fan helps to keep the humidity level at a healthy level and prevent dormant spores from expanding into a potential threat.
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If you suspect there is a mold problem in your home, SERVPRO of South Sarasota is here to help. Call today at (941) 552-6319 to schedule an inspection or to begin the restoration process.
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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open in Sarasota, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota today at (941) 552-6319 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.