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What to Avoid When Facing Fire Damage at Your Sarasota Manufacturing Facility

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Avoid When Facing Fire Damage at Your Sarasota Manufacturing Facility If your manufacturing facility has a fire, getting it under control is the first priority. Then you need to contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Commercial Fire Damage Experts In Sarasota Talk About Problems With Insulation

If a fire ever takes place inside your Sarasota manufacturing plant, there might be some problems caused by the blaze that do not get noticed right away. When mitigating any commercial fire damage situation, our SERVPRO experts have the experience to know to check even the most unexpected places. Heat, smoke, and soot can be devastating to your manufacturing equipment. Smoke and soot particles can travel into tiny gaps of your machinery and ruin components. One major part of successful commercial fire damage restoration is to know where heat and smoke can travel so that we make sure not to miss any issues during the initial inspection.
 
Smoke can also make your work environment unpleasant if powerful burnt smells exist. During most commercial fire damage cases in Sarasota, these partially combusted particles will travel around a structure until they come into contact with cooler surfaces. Once smoke hits cooler surfaces, particles stick to them in the form of soot residues. Soils created by smoke can get deep into the tools that make your company money and possibly cause them to malfunction.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and trained to handle various types of situations. Our team knows how fires behave so we know where to look for damage. We can follow the path of where we think the smoke traveled to figure out whether your machinery got negatively affected. If the damage only exists on the surface of your machines, we can clean off the soot with specialized detergents. If the smoke penetrated deep into your devices, we might have to work with you to call in another professional company to repair your manufacturing equipment.
 
We know that any time a disaster takes place at your place of business, it can be costly. Our SERVPRO team always takes the necessary steps to reduce the overall cost of the project to you and your insurance company. If you ever suffer from a fire inside your manufacturing plant, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 seven days a week.

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How Our Mitigation Techniques Will Restore Your Water Damaged Sarasota Home To Pre-Damage Condition

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Our Mitigation Techniques Will Restore Your Water Damaged Sarasota Home To Pre-Damage Condition When unexpected occurrences like appliance failure or supply line breaks happen, damages can spread quickly throughout the affected areas.

Water Mitigation Techniques For Your Sarasota Home

When unexpected occurrences like appliance failure or supply line breaks happen in your Sarasota home, 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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Siesta Key, Tropical Storms, Flooding, and the Help from SERVPRO

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Siesta Key, Tropical Storms, Flooding, and the Help from SERVPRO Siesta Key Stays Drier Post Storm Once the SERVPRO Green Van Arrives

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 type of damage your home incurs. SERVPRO can handle any flood damage and safety hazards produced after a storm, and has 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 that has 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, but may also include materials from inside, as well. Black water 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 still flooded with standing water. This can expose you to bacteria and pathogens that could cause health effects, as well as potential electrocution and laceration hazards that may be hard to spot through the murky water. In addition, some contaminants could create harmful gases, so we recommend staying as far away from the black water as possible.

How Do I Remove It?
Black water 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. Once the water has been removed, we also take the time to thoroughly sanitize the area and kill off any remaining microbes. 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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Become Familiar With the Levels of Fire Damage Affecting Your Sarasota Home

10/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Become Familiar With the Levels of Fire Damage Affecting Your Sarasota Home Fire damage can affect different parts of your house in varying ways. Call SERVPRO to figure out the best way to remediate.

Dealing With Different Levels of Fire Damage in Sarasota: The Professional Way 

If you have never experienced fire damage before, you might be having many questions when it comes to restoring your property. Despite the stressing experience, you are still in charge, and your actions determine the time it takes to turn everything around. You can work with experienced restorers and analyze every detail to know the repairs your home needs to become stable and prevent further damage. All fire incidents in Sarasota are unique, and it is the work of our experienced technicians to use appropriate restoration procedures to make your property secure and safe.
 
There are different levels of fire damage that your Sarasota property is likely to experience after a fire. Our SERVPRO technicians attend to minor, medium, and major fire damage incidents, and we understand that each degree of damage requires different restoration procedures. As an example, there are light smoke particles when a minor fire damage incident takes place. It means only certain areas within the building require cleaning, repainting, and fewer items require replacement. Items and areas that need attention increase when your property experiences medium and extreme levels of damage.
 
If the fire leaves box springs and mattresses with light residues, there are chances that such delicate materials can shrink if we decide to use a wet cleaning method. Color bleeding may also take place. Our SERVPRO technicians use foam cleaning to clean such items. It is a method in which we generate foam from a cleaning agent and use the foam to do the cleaning. We use a brush or a sponge to apply the foam to the target area. We may also use an abrasive cleaning method to detach smoke particles from surfaces. During this technique, we use abrasive materials such as steel wool and a cleaning product to remove the dirt. The cleaning product provides lubrication to protect the surface from scratching.
 
SERVPRO of South Sarasota offers 24/7 emergency restoration services that meet commercial and residential needs. Call (941) 552-6319 to contact us and learn the different options you have when you face fire, mold, storm, and water damage incidents.
 
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At SERVPRO, We Say NO to Water Damage and Say YES to Restoration

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage At SERVPRO, We Say NO to Water Damage and Say YES to Restoration SERVPRO of South Sarasota is here for you when water damage strikes your home.

Assessment and Process for Water Removal in Vamo Properties

For those that regularly experience flooding or extreme weather conditions, having an emergency cleanup service is a part of everyday life. But any homeowner can experience an emergency like this. From something as small as a burst pipe to a faulty HVAC system or structural damage, keeping hold of an expert restoration service is always helpful.

Homeowners in need of water removal in Vamo can benefit from our 24-hour emergency call line. At SERVPRO, we know that excess water can be an alarming situation, especially when it comes to personal possessions which could take on permanent damage. Bringing in an expert with industrial-grade equipment and a lifetime of experience in the industry could make a real difference.

For homeowners with small to medium size houses, we can use portable extraction units to get rid of excess water fast. These precise instruments are capable of being brought into the property where they can be used to significant effect in hard to reach areas like crawl spaces or basements.

Large-scale cleanup jobs where the water is easy to access can be completed quickly and efficiently using truck-mounted extraction units. This type of equipment is for use in situations where water is several inches deep allowing us to make full use of our fully submersible gas powered pumps.

When you arrange a SERVPRO water cleanup service, one thing we can check for is the type of water we are dealing with. In the vast majority of services, we have completed excess water classed as Whitewater. Whitewater is easy to deal with and carries relatively few microbes or harmful materials. Greywater is when the water shows signs of contamination and Blackwater carries a high risk of infectious diseases like e.coli.

Extraction is the priority for any water spill. The remediation and restoration services that follow can be scaled up depending on the severity of the damage which is assessed during an initial visual inspection. SERVPRO technicians are trained to deal with all types quickly and efficiently.

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If you need an emergency service at your property contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 for extraction, remediation, and restoration.

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Team SERVPRO is Your Shortcut to Commercial Water Damage Remediation Success in Sarasota

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Team SERVPRO is Your Shortcut to Commercial Water Damage Remediation Success in Sarasota If your retail store sustains water damage, sales are potentially in danger. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

When Your Sarasota Retail Store Requires Water Removal Services

Retail stores throughout Sarasota compete on a daily basis to pull in the foot traffic and avid local shoppers to their buildings. While the competition might be fierce, setbacks can occur at the most inconvenient of times for a business owner. When you get posed with a substantial water loss incident, trust in professional restoration efforts to clean up the mess quickly and get you back to serving the community as efficiently as possible.

Too often business owners determine that they could save money by attempting water removal and cleanup efforts in Sarasota on their own for their properties. With substantial water loss situations that require water removal equipment, these situations become the domain of professional restoration experts like our SERVPRO technicians. This approach offers the fastest route to restoration and limits the loss of profits while the situation gets resolved.

Among the primary considerations that a retail business owner should consider when it comes to water loss incidents is the stock on their showroom floor and in storage behind the scenes. The spread of water can happen quickly, and saturation can warp and distort your supplies to the point of causing irreparable damages. Mitigation efforts from our SERVPRO professionals can preserve these items from remaining at risk throughout the restoration process.

Another consideration that you have to make is the length of time that you have to keep your doors closed due to this unexpected incident. While this not only affects the profits that you stand to make on any given day, it also can impact the employees that you hire to help you operate the business.

There are some situations in which business owners can take matters into their own hands and handle potential problems that threaten the building, but water loss incidents do not fall into this category. If you prioritize being available to the customer base you serve, trust in our SERVPRO of South Sarasota team of experienced technicians to help you accomplish this. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (941) 552-6319.

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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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