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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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Learn How To Protect Yourself From The Dangers Of Mold In Siesta Key

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Learn How To Protect Yourself From The Dangers Of Mold In Siesta Key Mold like this needs immediate attention to prevent causing health effects to you and your loved ones.

Mold Damage Technicians In Siesta Key Talk About Air Quaity Issues

If water ever enters a building in Siesta Key, there is a chance fungi can develop. Once water enters the interior of a structure, the organic materials making up your house can develop mold damage. A fungus needs a presence of moisture, an organic food source such as wood or paper and temperatures between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit to thrive. Contamination can also grow on the surface of organic materials if the indoor relative humidity levels stay at 70 percent or above for more than a day or two. Once the mold damage has formed, the contaminated materials grow structures called hyphae that release seed-like spores that allow for reproduction.
 
Once the hyphae begin to grow in all three directions, they start releasing several microscopic spores that rise and start to float around in the air. These spores float around inside your home in Siesta Key before causing mold damage in another part of the building. Once the spores become airborne, they look for other organic sources that have elevated moisture levels inside your home. If left untreated, the spores floating around your structure can cause growth in several other locations inside your house. If you call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO, we can reduce the chances that your current fungal contamination situation will get worse and spread to other areas inside your residence.
 
Since mold can cause health effects with some people, it is vital that our SERVPRO technicians take measures to prevent spores from spreading throughout your home. Once they get into the air, the reproductive spores can travel into your heating and ventilation system. The spores can then stick to the sides of the ventilation tubing and cause you indoor air quality issues.
 
Once spores get inside your ventilation system, it may take specialized vent cleaning procedures to rid the vents of spores and other contamination. Cleaning the system with antimicrobial chemicals can help rid your vents of spores and prevent future fungal growth. If you ever notice mold inside your place of residence, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 24 hours a day.

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Call The SERVPRO Heroes to Lend Out A Hand When Flood Damage Strikes

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call The SERVPRO Heroes to Lend Out A Hand When Flood Damage Strikes We are here to help make flood damage "Like it never even happened."

Determining Restorable and Unsalvageable Items during Flood Damage Restoration in Siesta Key  

Flood damage events give little to no warning, and when they take place, 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.

By 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 the contaminant spreading to unaffected locations, we may put in place 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 that can be salvaged and what we need to remove and replace. In most cases, we do not disinfect porous items that have come into contact with flood water. When it is necessary to dispose of the unsalvageable materials, we follow the local, state, and federal regulations, and make sure there is sufficient communication with your insurance provider.

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SERVPRO of South Sarasota offers immediate flood restoration services that meet the various commercial and residential needs. Our technicians are highly trained and use appropriate equipment when handling any size disaster. You can learn more about our services by calling (941) 552-6319.

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Don't Let Secondary Water Damage In Your Sarasota Home Cause You To Panic, Call SERVPRO!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Don't Let Secondary Water Damage In Your Sarasota Home Cause You To Panic, Call SERVPRO! When water spills into unwanted areas of your Sarasota property, there is a need for proper removal.

Why Skilled Water Removal In Sarasota Helps Prevent Secondary Damage

When water spills into unwanted areas of your Sarasota property, there is a need for proper removal. Extended exposure to water or excess moisture creates several problems, either to the structure or to the contents within. Wooden items can swell or warp, carpets delaminate, while mold develops on most surfaces including concrete. From arriving early, to using state of the art equipment, our professional removal services help you tackle the issues from different angles.

Evaluating the specifics of an incident before starting the process of water removal in Sarasota properties helps. Many factors determine the outcome of a water spill. The period that passes before restoration starts, the amount of water spilled and the origin point are just a few factors. Using advanced detection equipment such as FLIR thermal cameras, our SERVPRO technicians can trace the origin point if it starts from concealed spaces such as wall cavities. Moisture sensors help us check moisture levels in various porous materials including carpets and pads.

Ideally, the efforts to extract water and dry a property should prevent damages. However, it is possible to ruin the property further during the restoration process. One scenario that causes secondary damage is evaporating too much moisture using air movers. Since air movers increase the evaporation rate from wet surfaces, they can saturate the air with excess humidity leading condensation in areas unaffected by the original spill. Our SERVPRO technicians calculate the number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to create a balance drying system. In most cases, this means using one air mover for every 150 to 300 square feet of wet surface.

The possibility of mold growth within 24 to 48 hours after the initial spill adds an aspect of urgency to the removal process. Some steps can extend the process unnecessarily. For example, running dehumidifiers before adequately extracting water lengthens the process because it is easier to remove water in liquid form. Our SERVPRO crew is equipped with different types of extractors including portable ones to ensure we extract all liquid water even in areas with minimal accessibility.

Water removal halfway done can cause countless problems. Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota to help you forestall them. You can reach us at (941) 552-6319 any time.

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For Sarasota Properties, SERVPRO Follows Protocols to Mitigate Damages to Furnishings and Structural Elements from a Water Loss

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage For Sarasota Properties, SERVPRO Follows Protocols to Mitigate Damages to Furnishings and Structural Elements from a Water Loss SERVPRO Says Fast Water Removal Can Mitigate Damages in Sarasota Properties

What to Save First During Incidents of Water Damage in Sarasota

Water can flood your Sarasota property in minutes whether, from an emergency such as a burst pipe, or negligence such as taps left running. Whatever the cause, the most crucial step you can take to save your property is to limit the water exposure period to the structure and contents. You can restrict exposure by extracting the water or moving items away from the affected area. Moving is more viable when the source of water cannot be stopped immediately. We offer professional restoration that can help with either option.
 
Although the moisture that leads to water damage in Sarasota properties migrates indiscriminately, there is a need to follow a methodical approach during restoration, which can help save more items. Moisture affects materials differently. For example, solid wood may swell when submerged in water for extended periods but it eventually regains its original form when dried properly. It is a different case for particleboard, which readily absorbs water and loses structural strength. Particleboard covered with laminate easily warps because the laminate side acts as a vapor barrier while the other side easily absorbs water. Our SERVPRO crew, therefore, evacuates particleboard items before focusing on those made of solid wood.
 
Dyes in some materials such as area rugs and draperies tend to run when soaked in water, which can lead to staining. Stains can also result from rust that forms in metallic furniture legs exposed to excess moisture. Removing such items from areas where they can cause stains is a matter of priority. Our SERVPRO team helps move heavy items such as furniture fast, safeguarding carpets and other fabrics that might be stained. We can also raise heavy pieces of furniture off the floor to prevent contact with the water. This elevating we do with high-density foam blocks.
 
Away from stains, extended water exposure causes backing separation in carpets. This happens when the latex holding the backings and the fibers together deteriorates. When it is not possible to extract standing water fast enough, our SERVPRO crew removes the carpet for drying before focusing on other areas limiting chances of delaminating.
 
The steps you take after a water loss incident can determine the outcome. Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota because our experienced crew helps you focus on the critical steps first. You can reach us at (941) 552-6219.

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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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