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Call Our Professionals When Your Siesta Key Condo Suffers A Water Damage Incident

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Call Our Professionals When Your Siesta Key Condo Suffers A Water Damage Incident If you want to make the situation “Like it never even happened.” and get your tenants back into the property quickly, give our professionals a call.

Restoring Your Water-Damaged Siesta Key Condo Quickly

While you might oversee the rental of multiple condos throughout the Siesta Key area, this also means that you absorb the responsibility for their upkeep and maintenance. This role requires you to obtain the right professional restoration services for your properties whenever water loss incidents occur. Our team can respond 24/7 to any emergency that threatens your properties with the expertise and equipment to make a difference quickly.

With so many people paying a high amount to maintain a residence in one of your condos, they expect you to resolve potential issues and problems like water damage immediately. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24-hour response to any emergency, giving us an advantage over other restoration companies in the area that would make you wait until normal operating hours to arrive. With water damage in Siesta Key being so potentially threatening to the entire property and adjacent units, responding fast to these concerns can help to save you out-of-pocket expenses and time in getting renters back into the unit.

One of the advantages to a fast response to your water-damaged condo is our team’s ability to set up extraction and drying equipment with our initial visit. We have high-powered drying equipment and tools that can work fast to force moisture out of exposed structural elements and can work to protect flooring and contents from tear out or discarding. Our high-velocity air movers and LGR dehumidifiers work together to dry out exposed areas of your property quickly.

Our SERVPRO team can double-check our efforts throughout the entire process with our thermal imagery and moisture detection equipment. These tools work to show us moisture pockets throughout the exposed areas, showcasing where more focused drying attention might be necessary.

There might be many concerns when one of the condos you own face water damages, but our SERVPRO of South Sarasota rapid response team can help. If you want to make the situation “Like it never even happened.” and get your tenants back into the property quickly, give our professionals a call 24/7 at (941) 552-6319.

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Mold Damage Can Cause Problems in Your Sarasota Home

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold Damage Can Cause Problems in Your Sarasota Home At SERVPRO of South Sarasota, we say no to mold!

Got Mold Issues? SERVPRO Has A Solution


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 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 home.

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 on a regular basis, 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 emoves 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 normal 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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Keeping Your Kitchen Safe from Fires in Sarasota

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Keeping Your Kitchen Safe from Fires in Sarasota Fires in the kitchen can quickly escalate. Stay safe and call SERVPRO after the fire is under control to begin the remediation process.

Basic Preventative and Maintenance Actions can Help Preclude Kitchen Fires

Your kitchen has the potential to be the most dangerous room in your home. It holds many hazards which can cause unintentional fires and burns. There are some basic safety rules you can follow to keep your kitchen free from hazards. If you have experienced a kitchen fire, you need the professional help of our technicians at SERVPRO. We are a trained and experienced fire damage remediation company who has the tools required to restore your home after a fire.
 
The first thing you should always have in your Sarasota kitchen to prevent fire damage is a fire extinguisher in your kitchen. A smoke detector also needs to be installed and maintained regularly. Any cleaning products should be stored away from children, and do not leave a heat source or fire unattended.
 
Stove and Oven
 
Clean your range and oven regularly and be thorough. Doing so prevents residual grease and food from catching fire. When you are cooking, keep handles of pots turned inward, away from the stove’s edge. Do not wear loose, long sleeves which can hang over the stove while cooking. Keep your eye on the oven at all times when it is on and ensure it is turned off when you are done cooking.
 
Flammable items such as dish rags, towels, and curtains should not be near the stove. Also, be cautious with flammable liquids, since a small spark can ignite vapors from these fluids.
 
Microwave Ovens
 
Ensure all vents are clear of obstructions and the microwave has enough space for air circulation. Do not put foil or other metals in the microwave oven, as they can create sparks and fires. SERVPRO can help you restore your kitchen back to its former condition after a fire in your microwave.

Appliances
 
Do not use appliances which have not been tested and approved by a recognized facility. Keep electrical outlets from being overloaded as well and check for broken or worn wiring on a regular basis. Be sure to make any needed repairs in a timely fashion and keep cords on the counter, so they do not get pulled down accidentally.
 
Deep Fryers and Frying Pans
 
The best thing to prevent fryer fires is to use a fryer with a controlled thermostat. Do not allow grease and fat build up in pans or on the stove, since they can easily catch fire. When SERVPRO arrives at your home, we assess the damage first, including any smoke or soot and water damage. Before we begin any remediation, we go over the plan with you so you can understand all that is happening.
 
SERVPRO of South Sarasota is here whenever you need us. If you have experienced a kitchen fire in your home, just reach out to us at (941) 552-6319 so we can help you clean up and repair your home.

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How A Fire At Your Neighbor's Property Can Damage Your Sarasota Home

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How A Fire At Your Neighbor's Property Can Damage Your Sarasota Home Smoke and soot from a neighboring property can invade your home.

Cleaning Smoke Residue from a Nearby Sarasota Structure Fire

Housefires thankfully do not always occur to just your Sarasota home. However, with the likelihood for any home nearby to experience this disaster, your property could remain at risk for the effects of a massive structure fire. The smoke residue is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when a nearby home catches fire, as the outside and parts of the interior of your home can become affected by the spreading smoke and soot particulates in the air.

The exterior and parts of the interior of your home are susceptible to smoke and soot fire damage in Sarasota when nearby properties battle this disaster. While the primary home experiences the greatest brunt of fire damages and effects including structural damages, your home might only get coated in a thick residue from wet smoke from the smoldering property. Removing this residue requires specialized equipment and the expertise of our SERVPRO professionals, as many conventional cleaning methods can allow your siding or brickwork on the exterior of your home to become stained.

Even more detrimental than the need to clean the exterior of your home is the possibility of this smoke and soot damage reaching inside. Many homeowners run their air conditioning units year round, allowing a constant intake of air from the outside to get treated and forced through the ductwork. When this outside air is thick with soot and smoke particles, these get brought into your HVAC system and can get distributed through your home by bypassing a clogged filter.

Cleaning up the interior of your home, as well as the outside of the property, involves the use of high-powered vacuums that can remove the bulk of the residue resting on the material. Cleaning is an intricate process with industrial-grade solvents and detergents.

Sometimes your home does not have to be the center of the disaster to experience some of the effects. No matter what emergency your home faces, trust in the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of South Sarasota fire restoration technicians. Give us a call 24/7 at (941) 552-6319.

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SERVPRO Makes Sarasota Homes Healthy To Live In

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Makes Sarasota Homes Healthy To Live In Our experts arrived to this home and restored this closet of mold so these homeowners could live safely again in their home. We are available 24/7.

The Way SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage Protects Sarasota Properties from Start to Finish

When we get a call about microbial infestations in a Sarasota home, we arrive with all of the tools and materials we need to make that home healthy again. Microbes come in many varieties, but all require specific environmental conditions to develop and grow.

The equipment that we use in a Sarasota home when remediating areas with mold damage all meet or exceeds current IICRC recommendations. We can assure you that our experience in this area also gives us the upper hand on mold and mildew that plague your residence.

A significant part of our mold remediation methodology includes reliance on HEPA filters. These filters trap particles as small as 0.3 microns in size. This means that at least 99.97% of contaminants that size or larger get removed from the air in your home. Because spores are more substantial than that, at 3 microns to a relatively large 100 microns, we free your home of the spores already present when we arrive.

Using chambers made of plastic sheeting and tubing, and an air scrubber, we trap any spores released into the air by the mold we are working on removing. When microbes sense a change in air currents, they release spores into the air. This is because mold wants to colonize other areas where new food sources might exist. The chamber's setup keeps mold particles enclosed and helps to do the same to the spores. When we vacuum after blasting or abrading through scraping moldy surfaces, we again use equipment that has a HEPA filtration system.

Spores can number in the tens of thousands in any home, and we can contain the majority of these. Complete elimination of spores is not needed, nor is doing so a possibility. However, restoring healthy indoor environmental conditions can help prevent future problems with mold and mildew. We use other equipment that reveals in detail where hidden moisture exists, often leading to leaky pipes that you might know exist. Sealing these off correctly can prevent future situations and also help reduce your water bill.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota can send an IICRC-certified mold damage remediation team to your Bee Ridge, Varno, or Ridge Wood Heights residence. Call us at (941) 552-6319 for an appointment at your earliest convenience and more information about how we can help you protect your property.

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Has Flooding Damaged Your Sarasota Home's Foundation?

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Has Flooding Damaged Your Sarasota Home's Foundation? It is important to have your foundation inspected after flooding.

Restoring Flood Damage to Sarasota Home Foundations

Foundations throughout the Sarasota area come in different looks and compositions. From natural stonework to concrete slabs, caring for the foundation of your home requires identifying problems as they occur. When flooding happens throughout the area, even without penetrating the main floor of your home, your property could still be among those damaged by the emergency. Your foundation, regardless of its construction, was not intended to withstand pooling water.

Since you might not be able to inspect areas of your Sarasota foundation for flood damage visually, this task becomes one of the first actions of our professionals when you give us a call. We have the tools that can help us to identify problem areas and moisture pockets within the material itself that requires our attention. Allowing moisture to persist in the foundation can lead to widespread problems for structural integrity and mold growth in the supports and main floor of your house.

Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals can arrive quickly with our inspection equipment that can help to determine if such problems exist. Thermal imagery is one of these advanced tools, allowing us to identify moisture pockets within the foundation materials based on temperature differences. Once we can determine areas where your foundation has become compromised, we can work to dry out this damage using other equipment that we bring along for every water restoration project: our air movers.

Air movers force hot air into materials and push out the moisture saturation. Once this moisture is out in the environment, it becomes the work of our dehumidification equipment to draw it out of the air and into the collection tray in the machine. If our SERVPRO Franchise professionals can reach an emergency like flooding quickly enough, we can often preserve your foundation from requiring more costly repairs and work to prevent secondary effects like mold growth from taking root.

While flooding might not always affect the main floor of your home, this, unfortunately, does not mean that your home is in the clear from its effects. Give our SERVPRO of South Sarasota rapid response team a call for a thorough inspection and any time-sensitive moisture removal needs to protect your property. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (941) 552-6319.

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Your Siesta Key Café Is In Safe Hands When A Water Damage Disaster Occurs

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Siesta Key Café Is In Safe Hands When A Water Damage Disaster Occurs Identifying the source is vital before taking other steps during commercial water removal café in Siesta Key.

Practical Commercial Water Removal Café In Siesta Key

Dealing with a water spill in your Siesta Key café can be a minor incident that you contain easily with mops and buckets or a significant event with immediate and long-term implications. Depending on the incident, the water could be contained in one area like the kitchen or spread to all areas including the sitting area where customers have their meals. Regardless of the extent of the spill, it is likely to interfere with the normal operations, so fast water removal is crucial.

Identifying the source is vital before taking other steps during commercial water removal café in Siesta Key. Sometimes the spill can happen from a plumbing leak within a wall cavity or other hidden areas. Teardown of wall materials is necessary to pinpoint the source and fix the leak. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized equipment such as thermal cameras to trace the source of the leak which eliminates guesswork fast-tracking the process.

When there is flooding in your cafe humidity levels increase which can affect food in different ways, for example, the high humidity level reduces the shelf life of many foods because it is favorable for bacterial growth. Higher humidity can also cause problems with packaging by corroding metal cans or weakening paper packaging. Our SERVPRO technicians work fast to remove standing water and regularize humidity levels. We use different equipment like wet-dry vacs and truck-mounted water extractors to expedite water removal.

Removing standing water does not eliminate all the excess moisture caused by the spill. Some remains in the air and porous materials that remain wet after the initial extraction. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained in ASD, Applied Structural Drying, allowing them to take the best measures to restore normal humidity levels. We use air movers to increase evaporation rate from wet materials and dehumidifiers to extract the moisture from the air. Apart from restoring your café to its preloss state, proper drying also prevents future problems like mold development.

Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 to help you in case your premises floods. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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The Best Advice You Could Ever Get About Flood Damage Remediation in Sarasota

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Best Advice You Could Ever Get About Flood Damage Remediation in Sarasota When our area faces flooding, your home can be affected. Call SERVPRO immediately for water removal and remediation services.

The First Steps After Flooding in Sarasota Homes

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 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.

Knowing what to do once a flood occurs in your home can save you time and money. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (941) 552-6319.

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Some Warning Signs of Sarasota Fire Damage That You Should Avoid

1/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Some Warning Signs of Sarasota Fire Damage That You Should Avoid When a fire affects your home, first make sure that you and your family are safe. Then contact SERVPRO after the firefighters leave.

Competent Fire Damage Cleanup Crews Also Prevent Damage to Your Sarasota Property

A house fire in Sarasota does not merely cause problems directly related to the flames. Water used while extinguishing the flames soaks into walls and your belongings, including those that only suffer from a film of soot.
 
When SERVPRO sends a mitigation team to your home to perform fire damage cleanup in Sarasota, we do everything needed to make it “Like it never even happened.” Removing damaged items like sections of wooden trim, furniture, and personal belongings that burned only does a fraction of the work required to make your house a home again.
 
We also need to extract the water that can make your home susceptible to microbial damage. This extra water can also create weak spots in your property's frame where it might have previously seemed stable, even after the fire. We know that water moves from damp areas to dry areas, and we use this to force moisture out of the materials in your home. Warm air also holds more moisture than cooler air can, so we heat the air to increase the amount of water vapor it can hold. We use other methods to pull water out of your home, as well, ensuring it becomes dry again.
 
Another aspect of fire damage cleanup that we offer our customers is ridding your home of the odors you experience after a fire. Small fires can produce problems as widespread as more massive fires because smoke particles can remain airborne for quite a while before falling onto surfaces. The type of fire can also cause extreme odors that can prove highly distracting. High humidity during warmer days can strengthen smells, too.
 
Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) can perform thermal fogging to effectively control these new odors. Using this method, we send neutralizing agents into the same locations that the smoke traveled during the fire. Once in contact with soot particles, a chemical bonding takes place and makes the odor-causing soot too heavy to become lifted into the air again.
 
SERVPRO of South Sarasota covers the area around Bee Ridge, Osprey, and Siesta Key, offering competent specialists who know how to perform highly effective fire damage cleanup tasks. Always arriving ready to begin the work your home needs, we make sure that we make your home's mitigation and restoration as pleasant as possible. Call us at (941) 552-6319 when your home sustains damage from fire, smoke, or soot.

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The Importance Of Drying And Deodorizing Your Water Damaged Home In Sarasota

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Importance Of Drying And Deodorizing Your Water Damaged Home In Sarasota To make water damage “Like it never even happened,” contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota.

Drying And Deodorizing Your Sarasota Home During Water Cleanup

When water enters the home, it usually carries with it bacteria and other types of fungi which can cause staining; especially on carpeted floors, fabrics and upholstery. Professional assistance can help make sure that the damage is not permanent. By careful assessment of the affected area, the right expertise, and the right equipment it may be possible to return your property and possessions to preloss conditions.

The hard part of water cleanup in Sarasota properties is making sure the affected zone is cleared and thoroughly dried. SERVPRO operate a 24-hour call line so that our community can reach us anytime, day or night. On receiving your call, we ask a few questions about the severity of the spill. These are vital to ascertain what type of technician you need as well as what type of equipment we should send.

As a promise to all of our residents, we commit to a call out within four hours of notification of loss. Our technicians are locally based and can usually reach your property with enough time to mitigate losses effectively. That begins by removing possessions from the affected area. Usually, we can place these possessions in a designated clean room. Where there is the presence of significant water damage, we can pack out items to a cleaning facility.

A clear room reduces the overall time it takes to complete a service. It also allows us to bring in portable extraction units or pumps to remove standing water. Once excess moisture is removed from the room, we can begin to dry deeper, removing subfloor pads or deploying injectidry systems into wall cavities. Visible signs of staining on furniture or walls can be cleaned using solvent or water-based sanitizes while wet to increase the chances of a full restoration.

Water from pipes or rainfall tends to carry with it bacteria that can cause odors. Our priority is to get your room clean and dry. SERVPRO uses technicians with IICRC certificates in odor control. We can mobilize foggers to clear away unpleasant odors that linger after the room is dry. For powerful odors, we can deploy pellets to help find and neutralize odor particles.

To make damage “Like it never even happened.” contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319.

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