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Safe & Effective Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Siesta Key

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

$50 bill burning on both ends SERVPRO is expertly trained in the latest fire damage cleaning techniques and have a wide array of surface cleaners at their disposal.

Siesta Key’s Careful Fire Damage Restoration Firm

Fire damage remediation in Siesta Key is often delicate work that requires the proper procedures and cleaning products to complete it effectively without causing further harm. Carelessness and improper cleaning agents can permanently damage surfaces, increasing restoration times and costs. Fortunately, local firms like SERVPRO have what it takes to get your job done right.

SERVPRO’s fire damage restoration teams in Siesta Key are expertly trained in the latest cleaning techniques and have a wide array of surface cleaners at their disposal. These resources are crucial because various surfaces are impacted when your business suffers fire and smoke damage, and each needs to be treated differently. Some materials used around your facilities may include paper, wood, metals, natural and synthetic fabrics, glass, plastics, or ceramic. Smoke and soot particles are often highly acidic, and can even etch glass, so it is important to begin cleaning soon after a fire with the proper cleaning products. Our fire restoration technicians use SERVPRO Professional cleaning products, such as:

  • Wet surface cleaners on painted and washable ceilings, walls, wallpapers (that are cleanable by the wet method), paneling, countertops, plastics, hard surface furniture, and appliances that need fire damage restoration
  • Wood crème cleaners for finished wood surfaces and appliances affected by discoloring residues associated with smoke damage
  • Liquid crème cleaners on metal (like stainless steel surfaces, pots & pans, and chrome accents), porcelain-enameled bathtubs, urinals, and sinks, ceramic tile, fiberglass, and Formica covered in black marks, rust stains, or greasy residues
  • Glass cleaners on soiled window glass and Formica.
  • Heavy-duty cleaners for grease traps, range hoods, metal air filters, and synthetic carpets & fabrics with heavy grease and soil
  • Acidic cleaners on stone, brick, and concrete that have smoke and soot deposits
  • SERVPRO can usually safely remove all harmful fire and smoke residues by employing these cleaning agents.

So, whenever you need fire damage restoration services, remember your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of South Sarasota. Our team is always ready to take your call at (941) 552-6319.

Unseen Damage Is a Major Issue in Sarasota Water Restoration

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

Water damaged ceiling; water stains on ceiling; hold drilled for drainage Water stains are evidence of leaks. Inspect your ceiling often for signs of water damage.

We Handle This Sarasota Water Restoration Problem

Water-related damage in Sarasota homes often isn’t visible to residents because it hides between walls and behind ceilings. As a result, many local homeowners may not even know they have a problem until it has morphed into something quite severe. However, some area service providers like SERVPRO can locate and treat hidden moisture before it becomes a more significant issue.

SERVPRO’s highly skilled water restoration experts in Sarasota have extensive experience in effectively remediating all types of water damage. They routinely provide water removal services and clean up the water damage from ceiling leaks, burst pipes, and basement flooding. With that said, SERVPRO has generally found that less apparent water problems concealed by walls and ceilings that are allowed to persist often cause the most damage. Our technicians can take the following action to combat these insidious issues:

  • Offer homeowners who have chronic moisture problems periodic inspections, during which we apply sophisticated instruments, such as non-penetrating moisture meters and infrared cameras, to identify moisture-laden materials that are otherwise hidden behind walls and ceilings
  • If necessary, remove baseboards, drill holes into ceilings/ and through walls to use the highly specialized Injectidry system, which forces warm, dehumidified air into these structural elements to dry the cavities behind them
  • Remove sections of drywall to dry out saturated structural materials when their moisture content has reached a critical level
  • Check the moisture content of insulation with penetrating probes, then replace irreparably damaged insulation and saving what can be saved
  • Place a series of air movers at a 45-degree angle to the wall in clockwise rotation

After taking these actions, excess moisture has generally been eliminated.

So, if you ever need the help of a good water restoration service, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of South Sarasota. We are always here and ready to fix your water problems at (941) 552-6319.

Dealing with Flood Damage-Related Biohazards in Sarasota

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

‘Safety first’ sign against blue sky Floodwater contains contaminants. Our team has the cleaners and PPE to safely clean your home.

How We Handle Sarasota’s Flood Damage Biohazards

Like much of Florida, Sarasota faces the threat of powerful coastal storms and flooding for about half of the year. Our city’s location nearer the ocean and at low elevation only exacerbates these problems. Unfortunately, when floodwaters inundate local homes, they are usually fouled by harmful contaminants like biological waste and toxic chemicals.

As one of Sarasota’s top flood damage remediation companies, SERVPRO is skilled at effectively cleaning up even the most severely impacted, flood-damaged properties. Our biohazard remediation and flood restoration teams have successfully completed thousands of jobs for sewage cleanup and water damage repairs. When doing this type of work, we take measures to protect residents and their properties, such as:

  • Eliminating safety hazards from the worksite, containing contamination by sealing rooms with plastic curtains, deploying powerful HEPA air scrubbers, and posting warning signs around the house about all issues so they can be avoided
  • Applying powerful, EPA-approved disinfectants on all affected areas and materials to significantly reduce the presence of harmful microbes
  • Evaluating structural elements and contents to quickly determine what can be effectively decontaminated and restored and what needs to be replaced
  • Professionally extracting floodwaters and removing & disposing of hazardous wastes like sewage, contaminated soils, debris, impacted carpeting, and carpet pads
  • Treating all affected areas with foggers filled with commercial-grade disinfectants and deodorants to eliminate remaining microbes and foul odors
  • Setting up a network of air movers, Injectidry systems, and dehumidifiers to rapidly dry any remaining moisture and prevent the development of damaging fungal growth

Following these procedures, SERVPRO helps mitigate, clean up, and restore your flood-related damage.

With all of this in mind, rest assured that SERVPRO of South Sarasota can help you remediate the flood damage at your residence. Call us at (941) 552-6319 for assistance whenever you need it.

Why Sarasota Properties Require Rapid Fire Damage Restoration

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke coming out of window and roof SERVPRO techs have the training to select the perfect cleaning methods based on the soils present within your property.

SERVPRO’s 24/7 Fire Damage Restoration to the Rescue in Sarasota

While it may not seem like it, not all your contents will be a total loss after your Sarasota property has a fire. Regardless of the scale of the fire, professional intervention as soon as possible is best so that you can ensure your house fire cleanup goes as smoothly as possible. The longer soot and ash deposits from a structural fire remain in contact with the surfaces and personal items in your home, the more damage they cause and more difficult it becomes to restore them. SERVPRO offers 24-hour response to help area homeowners address fire-damaged homes using the latest techniques and restoration equipment. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, saving residents time and money restoring their homes to pre-fire condition.

Why is a professional fire damage restoration team in Sarasota the answer? SERVPRO wants area property owners to know that we stop at nothing to provide you with quality results. Our Green Fleet is stocked and ready to go with advanced equipment, EPA-registered cleaning agents, and disinfectants.

Our Proven Cleaning Methods Get Results

We have fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) who select the perfect cleaning methods based on the soils present within your property. Some of the ways we use most in fire-related projects include:

  • Dry Methods –These methods work best on light to medium non-greasy soils. Dry cleaning is also often used to help clear away excess soot before using wet methods. Tools often used for dry methods include vacuums, feather dusters, brushes, dusting cloths, and cleaning sponges.
  • Wet Methods –These methods are best for stubborn moderate to heavy soils and call for aggressive measures. We often use water and cleaning agents or like-vs-like to emulsify and dissolve sticky soot residue.

From start to finish, our IICRC-certified technicians leave no stone unturned to give you the best results after a fire in your home. This includes thorough deodorizing to eliminate smoke odors rather than masking them with help from our trained odor control technicians (OCT).

Why wait when you need help with fire damage restoration? Call us at SERVPRO of South Sarasota when you require assistance at (941) 552-6319, and we can send out a crew within four hours of initial contact.

Siesta Key Commercial Properties Deserve Expert Water Removal

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Water dripping from drain under sink No matter the source, water damage is a real threat for businesses. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to restore your property.

Call SERVPRO for Water Removal Services at Your Siesta Key Business

Siesta Key business owners realize that water emergencies can unexpectedly come from internal or external disasters. Whether your business is retail space or food service related, you need to act fast so that you do not suffer from immense downtime and loss of revenue. Handling every aspect of water cleanup on your own can be tricky and often leaves you with further damage from missed areas of saturation or mold growth. SERVPRO is available with proven measures and the right manpower to help your business get back on track without the danger of secondary damage.

Water flooding your business and hindering daily operations calls for professional water removal in Siesta Key. Could contaminants be involved? Even freshwater flooding the space from a burst or faulty pipe can mix with chemicals or cleaning agents and become a hazard. SERVPRO is at your door within four hours of contacting our customer care team. After we arrive at your business, we will:

  • Thoroughly inspect water damage, structural integrity, and all contents impacted by the emergency.
  • Our team can spray antibacterial agents on standing water and impacted surfaces.
  • We start water removal services after implementing containment measures to initiate water mitigation efforts that stop moisture seeping into unaffected areas. 

Our extraction efforts run alongside drying measures so that we can work on restoring relative humidity (RH) to normal levels within the impacted spaces. We do this with the help of various drying equipment such as:

  • Industrial fans
  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers
  • Semi-trailer truck mounted desiccant dehumidifiers and large generators
  • Drying mats
  • Injectidry wall cavity drying systems
  • Other advanced equipment

Any unsalvageable contents, inventory, furnishings, and carpeting are disposed of according to local Siesta Key guidelines. All items deemed salvageable will be worked on by our team or moved off-site to our warehouse for further inspection and cleaning or safe storage until the restoration is complete.

There is nothing like knowing your business can have a second chance with the help of commercial water removal by SERVPRO of South Sarasota. You can reach out to us around the clock by dialing (941) 552-6319.

Handle Storm Flood Damage and Protect Your Sarasota Interior

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded street SERVORO arrives with our board-up and tarping services to protect your interior from further damage while cleanup and restoration get underway.

SERVPRO’s Flood Damage Restoration is Here for Sarasota Properties

Many issues arise with storm flooding in the Sarasota area. Not only could you be dealing with infiltrating groundwater, but you may also have a leaking roof from storms, damaged windows, and extensive debris to clean up. SERVPRO wants area residents to know that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – offering expert water removal services and restoration to bring your property back to pre-storm condition. A quick phone call to our customer care center at (941) 552-6319

 is all it takes. Once we gather all pertinent information, we can have our disaster response crew at your door within hours.

All storm flood damage in Sarasota is unique to each property and situation. It depends on your property, weak spots in your building, wind strength, and other factors. DIY methods mean limited knowledge and resources to handle such events, which is where our IICRC-certified technicians are here to help!

  • We arrive fast to help with our board-up and tarping services to protect your interior from further damage while cleanup and restoration get underway.
  • A full assessment of your property helps determine structural integrity and any possible hazards our team must address before working. 
  • Spraying any standing floodwater with antimicrobials helps to quell contaminants. 
  • Thorough drying and moisture detection to ensure no area is left untreated, which could lead to mold and bacterial growth.

Controlled Demolition Services for the Reconstruction

Should floodwaters deem many materials unsalvageable, our SERVPRO team removes them to have them replaced with all-new materials. We handle drywall replacement, carpet padding and new carpet installation, baseboard repair/replacement, and everything else necessary to make your property “Like it never even happened.” – General Contractor License #: CGC1504870.

Never wait to contact the professionals should your home succumb to flood damage after recent storms. SERVPRO of South Sarasota gets there fast so that we can provide you with excellent results and you can get back to life as usual. Contact us for 24/7 emergency service by calling (941) 552-6319.

Sarasota Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Corner view of wall with mold growth Our techs are trained and equipped to remediate any mold damage your home may have.

Restoring Contents During Mold Remediation in Sarasota

Successful mold remediation in your Sarasota home requires professionals with extensive training, knowledge, and experience. SERVPRO’s mold specialists use state-of-the-art equipment during mold inspections, remediation, and removal to restore your home to the preloss condition as quickly as possible. 

SERVPRO adheres to the S520 guidelines provided by the IICRC during mold remediation of Sarasota properties. Once the technicians arrive at the site, they thoroughly inspect your property to identify visible or potential mold growth areas. We work closely with independent Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) during the assessment of the fungal contamination. Following the evaluation and upon receipt of the IEP’s protocol, our technicians execute the remediation strategy. 

Categories of Mold Damage

The IICRC categorizes mold damage into the following three levels of contamination:

  • Condition 1: Mold spores (like the seeds of a plant) are present everywhere under normal conditions. Consequently, it normal to find spores or fungal fragments in the indoor environment of your Sarasota home whose identity, location, or quantity is reflective of normal fungal ecology. The IICRC identifies this as Condition 1 mold damage. The objective of mold remediation is to bring the environment back to condition 1.
  • Condition 2refers to a situation where a higher quantity of mold spores have settled on surfaces, with or without visible fungal growth. The remediation procedure will call for local containment during at this level of contamination.
  • Condition 3: If actual mold growth along with associated spores is present in an indoor environment, it is categorized as condition 3. It is the most severe type of microbial damage, requiring professional remediation methods and a full-scale containment. SERVPRO technicians establish critical barriers to separate the entire affected area from the unaffected area of the structure.

Irrespective of the condition of microbial damage to your property, SERVPRO’s IICRC trained technicians are here to help.

Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319.

Why Trust SERVPRO for Water Removal in Sarasota?

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water restoration equipment stacked at location Our team has a variety of tools available to remove the water and dry your home.

Water Removal Tools SERVPRO Techs Use in Sarasota

Water removal from your Sarasota home is a critical restoration step after a flooding incident. The more excess water SERVPRO restorers can remove with extraction equipment, the less time they must spend dehumidifying and evaporating the remaining moisture.   

SERVPRO technicians use several types of extraction tools during the water removal of your Sarasota property. Some of the most commonly used equipment for extracting water include:

  • Portable or Truck Mounted Extraction
  • Light wands
  • Submersible and trash pumps
  • Deep extraction units

SERVPRO techs understand the importance of selecting the best tool for the job to get the best possible results. A piece of equipment that might work well to extract water from the basement might not be the right tool to remove water from the carpet and subfloor. Hence, SERVPRO technicians never opt for a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.

Extracting Water from Carpets During Water Cleanup  

Extracting water from carpets and pads of your flooded Sarasota home can be challenging for the restorers. SERVPRO technicians use the following two types of deep extraction tools in the water removal process:

  • Weighted, self-propelled extraction tools: They are powered by an independent motor and move over the carpet at a constant rate. The devices are designed to compress the rug and pad to squeeze water out and remove it through the vacuum system of the extractor. As added weight is an essential factor in this tool’s effectiveness, they are designed to allow the restorer to ‘ride’ the device. 
  • Stationary tools: In contrast to the self-propelled tools, the static tools work using only the weight of the restorer standing on the device. The SERVPRO techs extract one section of the carpet for about 10-15 seconds with this tool before moving the unit to the next section.  

Once the water is extracted from the carpet, the techs remove the residual moisture using air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the drying process.

Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Restoration in Siesta Key Is Fast and Efficient with SERVPRO

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Cleaning Properties During Fire Restoration in Siesta Key

Damage due to smoke and soot can create many different challenges during the fire restoration of your Siesta Key property. The severity and extent of the damage depends on many complicated reactions between various building elements and smoke particles.  

SERVPRO’s IICRC certified technicians use several cleaning methods during fire restoration of your Siesta Key property. SERVPRO technicians choose the best possible cleaning method after carefully considering several factors, such as:

  • Type of material that burned
  • Amount of heat, oxygen, and moisture present
  • Type of smoke residue present
  • Types of surfaces impacted by smoke and soot particles

Structural Cleaning Methods in Fire Restoration

SERVPRO technicians use wet or dry-cleaning methods during smoke remediation of your Siesta Key home, depending on whether the surface affected is water washable or non-washable.

Restorers use dry cleaning for surfaces that might be damaged or otherwise affected by water-based cleaning products. This method works best on flat and non-glossy surfaces compared to glossy surfaces on which soot tends to smear during dry cleaning. Also, dry cleaning is unsuitable if the residue is heavy or greasy. Techs also use dry cleaning as a pre-cleaning step to remove the majority of the residues before cleaning a surface with a water-based agent.

Wet cleaning using water-based cleaners and is essential to remove oil-based, greasy residue, especially on glossy surfaces. Flat-painted, non-glossy surface areas tend to be porous and can absorb the cleaning agent solution, which may result in permanent stains and discoloration. Hence, SERVPRO technicians always pre-test a small portion of the surface before using a water-based cleaning solution.

Should you have questions about how we can assist you in dealing with fire damage, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319.

There May Be Unexpected Issues After Sarasota Home Fire Damage

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

IICRC Certified Firm Logo Fire damage can affect different parts of your Sarasota house in varying ways. Call SERVPRO to discuss the best way to restore.

SERVPRO Handles Unusual Soiling and Hazards in Sarasota Homes during Fire Restoration

Fires can start for various reasons, including cooking accidents, electrical issues, chemical reactions, or oil and gas issues. Whatever the cause, property damage like charring, soot, and odors are expected after such an incident. However, many unexpected issues can also develop, including variations in residue types left in the same section of the house, hazards, and moisture problems.

Dealing with unexpected issues at your Sarasota home after fire damage is easier when the restorer understands the differences in the types of fires. If you are attempting to restore it yourself, one consideration you might want to give special attention is the extent to which the flames and heat spread throughout the house. Professionals like SERVPRO, on the other hand, pay close attention to technical aspects such as:

  • Class of combustible materials involved
  • Heat levels at various points
  • Oxygen levels

These aspects may seem random or standard in every fire incident and thus do not require special attention. However, they impact the severity and types of residues left behind, thus determining the appropriate restoration approach. When a fire burns with limited oxygen the fuels do not fully combust, causing a smoldering fire that produces a significant volume of smoke. When there are substantial oxygen levels, fires are scorching and much hotter, thus consuming more materials and producing dry ash or limited residues. Water and other chemicals used to extinguish the fire add another aspect to the job. Different cleaning approaches are necessary to handle the different outcomes. Dry cleaning methods such as vacuuming and dry sponges may be sufficient where fires leave dry residues. Our IICRC Certified SERVPRO technicians use other strategies like pressure washing or blast cleaning to tackle the stubborn residues from wet smoke.

Post Fire Hazards

  • Damage to electrical systems
  • Compromised structural elements
  • Irritants and dangerous chemicals

Fire ruins things directly when flames ignite combustible materials. Extreme heat can also char or melt them. The electrical system in your house is vulnerable to both aspects of damage since insulating materials cannot withstand extreme heat. Since the wires may be hidden out of sight, you may not notice the problem until you start using power and issues like flickering lights or shorts develop. Hidden heat damage to your electrical system can spark new fires soon after restoring the all visible damage.

Our SERVPRO technicians help remove damaged electrical system components in your home so that you can start with a new system after the restoration, saving you from nasty surprises. Dealing with damaged wiring while damaged interior finish materials are removed presents an advantage, since you do not have to deal with the inconveniences of wiring while new wall panels are already in place.

Limiting the Fire Hazards

Compromised structural elements, irritants, and dangerous chemicals can cause injuries and other forms of bodily harm. Deep charring is one of the leading causes that compromise structural materials. Such weakened materials can collapse at any time, falling on people or allowing heavy items such as restoration equipment to fall through. Overhead sections such as ceilings and cabinets are hazardous since their collapse can cause concussions or other head injuries.

Corrosive chemicals and irritants can result from the materials released from the combustion processes. Physical contact through touch and inhalation are the main risks posed by such hazardous materials. Our SERVPRO crews don proper PPE, including impermeable suits, respirators, hard hats, rubber boots, and heavy-duty gloves for protection against physical hazards, chemicals, and irritants, thus entering your property safely to conduct fire restoration procedures. Creating physical barriers to isolate some areas is also necessary at times.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota can help you manage any fire damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (941) 552-6319.