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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.

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.

Commercial Water Cleanup in Siesta Key Requires Help from Experts

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Looking down at long row of cubicles Water damage is a common threat to commercial property. Don’t delay. Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Performs Expert Commercial Water Cleanup in Siesta Key

Commercial buildings are a significant asset, and discovering structural damage is stressful. As soon as you notice water damage, you should take steps to prevent it from getting worse, starting with shutting off the water at the source.

SERVPRO can perform commercial water cleanup in your Siesta Key property. The sooner we contain the damage the lower your repair costs will be, and we can save more items. You can also get your business back to its standard daily operations sooner. The steps we can take to perform water cleanup include:

  • Inspection
  • Water extraction
  • Cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization
  • Drying 
  • Monitoring


Our SERVPRO crew can inspect your property to evaluate the extent of water damage. We can locate the areas of the building where water has intruded, define the affected areas and moisture saturation levels of the building materials it’s contents. Our restorers find moisture within the building using thermal imaging cameras as well as penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters. At the beginning of a water restoration project, this equipment quickly evaluates the moisture's extent. 

Water Extraction

Excess water can cause costly repairs and permanently ruin structures and contents. Using portable extractors, our SERVPRO team can remove moisture from your commercial property. We may have to extract water on multiple levels. Portable extractors are flexible, and our technicians can take them into almost any structure area. 

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Deodorization

We can clean your property using antimicrobial products. Restorers achieve a disinfected level of cleaning when at least 99 percent of the contaminates or soils are removed or made safe for human health. To deodorize upholstery we can mist or fog on deodorizers, or we take items off-site to be set up in and zone or hydroxyl chamber. For hard surface flooring, we can use fogging or a variety of floor cleaning methods, products, and equipment.


We can use air movement, dehumidification, floor mats and injection drying to remove moisture trapped underneath floors and behind walls. 


As your commercial property dries, our SE4RVPRO technicians can visit it daily to check the equipment's performance and determine if we are attaining the drying goals. 

Responding fast to commercial water damage is vital for reducing further destruction to the building. Contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 for effective restoration. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Lingering Post-Fire Damage Odors in Sarasota Restaurants

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Inside of restaurant; Ready for customers Odors linger long after the flames are extinguished. SERVPRO is available for effective remediation!

Widespread Fire Damage Effects Require Attention in Sarasota Businesses 

To get your restaurant back open again after fire damage, we must overcome all the obstacles to restoring clean and sanitary work conditions. One of these hurdles is the removal of lingering smoke odors after much of the fire damage is resolved. We have multiple deodorization methods, products, and equipment items to help in this regard. There are methods to reduce odor severity and remove it altogether.

Removing Catalysts

One of the first steps to reduce fire damage in Sarasota restaurants, like lingering odors, is to manage fire debris. Heaps of material remnants and soot particles that cling to floors and horizontal surfaces allow smoke damage and respective malodors to be amplified. When our technicians first arrive, they will set to work removing all the debris from the fire -- including non-salvageable building materials and equipment: 

  • Ash
  • Smoke Solids
  • Burned Materials
  • Blistered Structure

Cleaning Surfaces

Another source of harsh smoke malodors is soot and smoke particles and deposits. Grease and food proteins consumed by the flames leave a greasy soot residue on nearly all surfaces. The hotter the fire, the greater the penetration of this oily smoke into surfaces and materials. These residues amplify present odors, allowing areas with greater soot particle concentrations to be more impacted by relative offensive smells. We must clean all surfaces with the appropriate SERVPRO Professional Cleaning Products and methods to remove soot and oily residues. The technicians will choose the most suitable product and method for the particular application, taking care not further to damage sensitive surfaces, such as finished wood.

Deodorization Products 

The final step to remove odors after the fire is extinguished is to introduce deodorization products into the equation. We have powerful cleaning and deodorization products in our inventory that neutralize odor compounds on contact. Equally important is our state-of-the-art delivery methods. Our equipment includes thermal foggers, which amplify the effectiveness of our potent deodorization products by warming and vaporizing them. The fogger provides much better distribution in open areas and penetration of porous materials.

There are several ways to manage smoke odors trapped in your restaurant after fire damage. Since these malodors can spread quickly, deodorization practices must begin as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota team is equipped to help! Call us at (941) 552-6319.

How Does SERVPRO Perform Emergency Water Damage Services in Siesta Key?

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Hallway of commercial building; water damaged; SERVPRO drying equipment shown in hallway Business owners always face the threat of a water damage. But no worries! SERVPRO can handle any water damage event.

SERVPRO Follows Well-Devised Procedures When Performing Its Services in Siesta Key.

Siesta Key business owners always face the threat of a water-related catastrophe. These threats come in many forms, including everything from ruptured pipes to appliance malfunctions, and should be anticipated. With that said, local cleanup and remediation firm SERVPRO of South Sarasota

knows what needs to be done to alleviate such situations.

When SERVPRO takes on a commercial water damage job in Siesta Key, our highly trained technicians follow a time-tested procedure for completing their work. Regardless of whether the devastation was caused by burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or any of several other common causes, the process our emergency water damage services experts follow can usually resolve it. The following is a brief list of some steps SERVPRO takes to finish its water damage remediation services:

  • Remove items from floors that could stain them and block or move furniture to a safe, dry place so that it doesn’t suffer additional harm
  • Reduce drying times and limit overall damage by quickly removing as much water as possible with portable or truck-mounted extractors
  • Look for and try to eliminate stains from furniture and other contents with professional products before carpets dry
  • Dry interior air with a balanced drying system that the electrical network can handle, placing air movers at 45-degree angles along the edges of the rooms with the requisite number of dehumidifiers
  • Establish drying goals based on the moisture content readings of items in unaffected areas of the business and continue drying until those goals are met

Once these actions have been taken, impacted businesses can usually return to their everyday operations.

So, considering all of this, remember that your friends at SERVPRO of South Sarasota are always available to help you with all your water damage remediation needs. Call us anytime at (941) 552-6319 for assistance.

Using Equilibrium and Drying Principles to Mitigate Water Damage in Sarasota Offices

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Inside of office; desks and workspaces SERVPRO’s techs knows water’s behavior. This knowledge helps us to direct drying and mitigation actions and create a restoration plan.

Fast Water Removal and Drying are Possible in Sarasota Offices When Experienced Restorers Understand Moisture Behavior

After a loss incident, understanding the behavior of standing water and trapped moisture in a building can direct drying and mitigation actions as a restoration plan is being developed. Manipulating drying variables like temperature, airflow, and relative humidity can help, but ultimately knowing what moisture will do directs the placement of evaporative drying equipment.

Manipulating Equilibrium for Efficient Drying

The moisture and atmospheric conditions of each project vary considerably from one property to the next, making water mitigation for Sarasota businesses an involved and customized process. Because rooms of your commercial property can range in moisture and liquid water, we can manipulate the equilibrium process to manage and remove water and flood damage. Factors that impact fast and efficient drying and surface cleaning include:

  • Dry Air: Vapor moves from high pressure to lower, which correlates directly with the capacity for moisture in the air.  By lowering moisture presence, or vapor pressure, above water damaged materials, evaporation occurs at a faster rate.
  • Warm Air:Another element of the property seeking balance amid water restoration is warm air seeking cold. When the air surrounding damaged materials is warmer than a dew point temperature, evaporation happens at a higher rate. 
  • Capillary Suction:The greater the difference between wet and dry, hot and cold, or various pressures, the more likely moisture migration Capillary suction, or sorptivity, is a reactionary process where exposed moisture is pulled through porous materials. This principal is employed with structural materials that are difficult to dry, such as concrete, plaster, and wood framing, to remove moisture trapped in the materials. It requires very low vapor pressure surrounding the material. It can dry structural cavities that may be difficult to reach and avoid the need to demolish and remove materials to reach trapped moisture.

Getting You Back in Business

The ultimate objective of our rapid restoration processes is to protect your business and help to get your doors back open again. A significant percentage of commercial properties are damaged by water and fire and are beyond restoration to resume operation.  

With experience and leading restoration tools, we can mitigate water damage and protect the wares and contents of this local office. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota team is ready to mobilize our Green Fleet fast when disasters strike. Call us today at (941) 552-6319.

How Can SERVPRO Professionals Overcome Smoke Odors in Sarasota Businesses

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Outside corner view of multistory office building A small fire on the first floor can send smoke to the third floor. SERVPRO can remediate your commercial fire and smoke damage.

We Can Reduce and Remove Harsh Malodors After a Fire in Sarasota Commercial Buildings with Specific Restoration Steps

Mitigation involves the earliest steps that our SERVPRO technicians take to restore commercial buildings from the effects of a fire loss. Fire damaged debris removal eliminates bulk materials from charred or collapsed elements. Cleaning and removing all soot and ash from surfaces is the next vital step in mitigation. This cleanup process reduces the severity of odors.

Using a Fogger Unit to Target Strong Odors 

Specialized deodorization equipment is also needed for fire restoration in Sarasota businesses. Reducing and often permanently eliminating harsh odors begins with focusing on the most substantial concerns upfront with portable neutralization units. Our odor removal equipment includes:

  • Thermal/ULV Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Generators
  • Ozone Machines
  • HEPA Vacuums and Filters
  • Air scrubbers with HEPA and Charcoal Filters 

Cleaning the HVAC Unit for Odors and Debris

Soot and smoke deposits in the HVAC system can be catalysts for lingering odors and smells. Smoke, soot, ash and powerful smoke odors can be quickly distributed throughout a commercial building through the ventilation ducts, even if the HVAC system is shut down. Our experienced cleaning technicians use specially formulated solvents and deodorizers, drill-powered tools with various whips and brushes, and powerful vacuums to dislodge deposits and reduce odor strength.

Ventilating and Filtering Affected Areas

Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration that regulate and promote increased airflow while the mitigation and restoration are underway capture odor carrying particles that are continuously being liberated during the process. Good ventilation helps move the particles to the filters where they will be trapped and removed.  After this process, our team can utilize mentioned deodorization implements to neutralize these harsh effects and allow property owners to get their doors back open to customers. 

Removing smoke odors after a fire is extinguished is a key indicator that the fire restoration has been effective. We can begin several deodorization and neutralization practices as soon as our experienced team arrives. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota restoration response team is available 24/7 at (941) 552-6319.

The First Steps in Water Restoration for Sarasota Offices Save Time and Money

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

Standing water in hallway of hotel This water was no match for SERVPRO. Our team extracted the water and restored the property.

Mitigation Provides Pathways to More Efficient and Cost-Effective Restoration Solutions for Sarasota Businesses

From promoting programs like our Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP) to our fast response to disasters that impact commercial properties, mitigation and emergency services are the springboards to efficient restoration. 

Ensuring Occupants Are Safe

Water damage restoration for Sarasota businesses might focus on our SERVPRO team's actions to recover the structure, but protecting the occupants of the building and the employees must also be a priority. Mitigative strategies to efficiently resolve standing water or migrating moisture start with assuring any affected individuals have been safely removed from the premises. 

Containment Strategies Better Protect the Property

Managing water damage begins with thwarting the path through the property as much as possible. Barriers and containment protocols prevent more of the building's contents and furniture from becoming affected adversely. 

  • Negative pressure units
  • HEPA 500 air scrubbers
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Physical barriers constructed on-site

Water Removal Services and Bulk Material Removal 

Eliminating standing water after burst pipes or other considerable water damage incidents involves several tools and pieces of equipment in our recovery inventory. Depending on conditions like water depth and type of flooring material in the affected area, a decision will be made on alternative extraction methods such as submersible pumps, truck mounted or portable extractors, etc. A wand may also be deployed for carpeting or upholstery that are commonly found within office buildings. 

Commercial properties can often experience the worst of water damage incidents, making it critical for a team of restoration professionals to respond fast with mitigating strategies. We have immediate actions to take to remove standing water, protect exposed elements and contents, and ensure the safety of the building's occupants. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota team is standing by 24/7 to help at (941) 552-6319.

Does SERVPRO Offer Mold Remediation and Containment for Business Buildings in Sarasota?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Mold Inspections, Remediation and Removal Services in Sarasota

Mold emits a pungent gas while it is growing, so when a mold infestation begins to grow inside a commercial building in Sarasota, there can be a strong, musty odor throughout the building. While the mold may be contained in one area, the musty smell may be noticed by employees and customers near the source or throughout the building, especially if it is an open concept structure.

SERVPRO offers mold remediation services to commercial clients in Sarasota. Containment of the mold spores during the removal and the drying process is essential for several reasons. In addition to the damage it can cause, mold can cause health effects. The slightest breeze from someone simply walking through a room or from the ventilation system is sufficient to spread mold spores to other areas of a building, and anywhere moisture levels are sufficiently high there is a good chance mold will begin to grow.

Our process is to assess the situation, the location of the moisture source, and the mold infestation relative to the remainder of the building and the HVAC system. Before drying and removing the mold, we contain the area to prevent further spread of mold spores to other building areas. The source of the moisture is also removed.

Mold contaminated materials are carefully removed, and the remaining contents and structural drying can begin to prevent further mold growth.

SERVPRO offers:

Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota for mold remediation in Sarasota and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (941) 552-6319.

Let the Pros Handle Flood Extraction at Your Siesta Key Business

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles outside of commercial property; hoses coming from vehicle. As hurricane season approaches, SERVPRO stands ready to handle your commercial storm restoration needs.

SERVPRO Addresses Each Siesta Key Flood Extraction Job with Care and Precision for Best Results

Avoiding the stress of a flood within your Siesta Key business is easier when you have SERVPRO on your side. Storms can happen day or night, often bringing with them heavy, wind-driven rain and flooding that can infiltrate your commercial space. We are available 24/7 to tackle flood restoration so that your business never misses a beat.

Why call SERVPRO for commercial flood extraction services in Siesta Key? There are three main reasons why businesses in the area call us, including:

  • We have the most advanced tools and industrial-grade equipment for water cleanup and restoration
  • The team has many years of training and experience in emergency services water damage cleanup
  • Each technician has completed IICRC Certification

With one phone call, we can be at your business and ready to work. We work thoroughly and quickly, ensuring that no wind or water damage remains within your commercial property after the ordeal. We remove all debris and work on complete cleanup of your building, focusing on restoring any contents that may come in contact with contaminated floodwater. Everything is restored “Like it never even happened.” General Contractor License #: CGC1504870

SERVPRO of South Sarasota is available 24/7 to assist with flood extraction and restoration. Call (941) 552-6319 when you need us, and we will send a crew out within hours!

Don’t Let Your Sarasota Business Suffer When You Need Water Damage Mitigation

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in a business, equipment in hallway. Did your business experience water damage? No worries! SERVPRO is on call 24/7 and can handle your water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Specializes in Water Damage Mitigation and Removal – Call us in Sarasota

One of the many reasons to obtain professionals for water damage remediation is the specialized equipment in our inventory. Our IICRC Certified SERVPRO team members arrive on your site in SERVPRO green vehicles that are packed with sophisticated measurement devices, drying and air filtration equipment, and professional cleaning products and tools. If you have a significant spill, burst pipe, or interior flooding in your place of business, we are Here to Help handle your emergency services water damage restoration needs.

Airflow and moisture control are crucial with any water damage mitigation job in Sarasota that we perform. When you contact us to handle water removal services at your place of business, some of the equipment that we bring along include:

  • Moisture sensors that detect moisture in carpets and the padding below, embedded in subfloor materials, and behind walls.
  • Powerful pumps and extractors to remove standing water as quickly as possible
  • Air movers to enhance evaporation by drawing moisture out of materials to reduce drying time
  • Dehumidifiers that remove moisture from the air that has been liberated from wet building materials

SERVPRO technicians work fast to erect containment zones for water removal and drying so the affected areas are contained within a carefully controlled environment and the damage does not spread throughout the structure. We inspect the contents as well, including documents and files, to restore as we are able. If necessary, we will perform pack-out services to relocate any contents off-site that could be in harm’s way of excess moisture.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota is the team to call when you need prompt, reliable water damage mitigation services at your place of business. With one phone call to (941) 552-6319, you will have a crew deployed to your location ready to work. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

What Happens to Sarasota Theater Carpets During Water Clean-up?

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Green Fleet at commercial construction site performing restoration. No matter the size of your business and scope of the water damage, SERVPRO is on the job ready to restore your property.

SERVPRO is Here to Make Sarasota Water Clean-up Easier

Sarasota is a city of 58,285 in Florida and a hotbed of arts and culture. There are multiple performing arts venues and groups throughout the city.

However, Sarasota's history goes much, much farther back than stage and screen. Records show human habitation in the area as long as 10,000 years ago. The Manasota and Safety Harbor cultures are ancient examples of indigenous activity in the area. 

Throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the area was popular with Cubans and Americans, thanks to its abundant fish stocks and sheltered bay. It was a good trading spot. Early maps identify the location as Zara Sota. European settled in the area in the nineteenth century, attracted by its bounty and its favorable climate. Sarasota was officially incorporated as a town in 1902 when it had just 53 residents.

Sarasota's Performing Arts Culture 

Sarasota has a long history with performing arts, dating back to the early twentieth century when it became popular with the Ringling family. Charles Ringling invested in both land and property in the area and helped other entrepreneurs with loans and advice. There are several city landmarks named for the Ringling family, including Ringling Boulevard and John Ringling causeway. You can also take a stroll past John Ringling's winter home. Venetian architecture heavily influenced his estate, especially the Doge's Palace. 

Arts lovers can visit the John and Mable Ringling Art Museum, which has 21 galleries with art from Europe, Asia, America, and Cyprus. The institution offers 21 galleries of European paintings and Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American, and contemporary art.  

If you want to view a show in Sarasota, you can visit several theaters, including: 

  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall features an unusual seashell-influenced design with an eye-catching lavender color scheme.
  • Asolo Repertory Theatre is the largest repertory theater in the Southeastern United States. The original Asolo Theater was dismantled in the 1930s and stored in crates, and then unpacked for display in the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. However, the museum director saw its potential and suggested reinstating it as a fully functioning theater. The reconstructed theater combines the original architectural elements with modern designs.
  • Florida Studio Theater is a non-profit operation that serves the Gulf Coast and runs several theaters, including the Keating Theater, housed in Sarasota's oldest surviving building. The Gompertz Theatre was originally a 1920s cinema.  

Can SERVPRO Restore Theater Carpets During Water Clean-up?

Replacing theater carpets is costly and time-consuming. Thankfully, in many cases, SERVPRO can restore carpets as part of the water cleanup process. 

The key to restoring water damaged carpet is understanding its construction. We need to know: 

  • The construction design, such as whether the carpet is tufted, woven, knitted, loomed, or another method
  • The type of carpet padding, such as rebond, foam, or waffle
  • The installation method, such as tackless, direct glue-down, or double glue-down

Our SERVPRO techs can decide how best to clean and dry the carpet for maximum results armed with this information. If you need to replace the carpet, we can oversee the installation of the new rug. 

If you are worried about the carpets in your theater, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319.

Sea Monsters Visit Sarasota

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tech loading restoration equipment into vehicle Let us handle your commercial fire damage restoration while you enjoy the MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.

MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Celebrates Sea Life Diversity and History Through January

Sarasota is a community that welcomes visitors and residents from all over the world and all walks of life. Its beautiful beaches and laid-back attitude can be felt throughout the city as it celebrates its biodiversity and the heritage of those who choose to make it their home. The MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium celebrates the diversity in sea life through its permanent exhibits and cultivation of educational opportunities. Until January 3rd, 2021, visitors can let their love for sea life travel in time by visiting its Savage Ancient Seas exhibit before leaving the institution. Sea monsters from the late cretaceous period are ready to share their story with all who attend. As you plan your visit, here are a few things to know:

  • Entry to the exhibit is included in the admission price
  • To enter, you must book in advance, and there are limited slots

The MOTE is a non-profit organization, and you can donate by visiting its website. Thanks to the support of its patrons, it has been able to sustain through the current crisis.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota provides fire damage restoration services to commercial buildings as big as MOTE by applying state-of-the-art technology and industry best practices. Business owners can call us at (941) 552-6319 for a quick response and allow us to work for you until the location looks “Like it never even happened.”

Can Water Intrusion Have a Long-Term Impact on A Vacation Rental Business?

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Water pooling on living room floor; furniture in background Don’t let a water loss event interfere with your rental business. SERVPRO is available 24/7 for fast remediation.

SERVPRO Evaluates and Determines the Best Water Mitigation Approach in Siesta Key Facilities Affected by Water Spills

As a vacation rental service manager, you are aware of the high expectations people have when they stay at your facility. Keeping them satisfied can be a challenge at times. Water intrusion from burst pipes, faulty fittings, or other sources can cause diverse problems and inconveniences interfering with your operations. SERVPRO can assist you in mitigating the damages caused by water loss incidents at your Siesta Key facility. 

Does water intrusion cause other problems apart from wetting materials?

Although wet surfaces and contents may be the primary concern after an incident, the water mitigation processes in Siesta Key properties must address other issues that might inconvenience guests. For most people staying at a vacation rental, their primary concerns include:

  • Cleanliness in all areas of the property
  • A well-stocked kitchen
  • A smooth and efficient check-in process
  • Comfort factors such as the bed, noise, and temperatures

Excessive moisture in unwanted areas can negatively impact your guests’ confidence of the cleanliness of your property. Wet building materials or contents in any rental property must be addressed as soon as they are discovered to avoid potential health hazards, damage to materials, and loss of revenue due to vacancy. If the moisture is caught early, restoration of such materials is normally not difficult since it generally requires only extraction and drying. However, addressing the issues in a timely manner may be a challenge for the property or facility manager, and could result in the loss of room nights and guest bookings. Our SERVPRO technicians can expedite the drying process by using superior equipment and techniques. 

Removal of condensed liquid through extraction is the fastest way to remove excess moisture from any material. On average, it is 1200 times faster to extract water than to dry it by evaporation. We use powerful, high-vacuum, extraction equipment to remove as much condensed moisture from surfaces as possible before beginning the evaporative drying process. 

How viable is an extraction from porous materials?

Extraction with porous materials such as upholstery and carpet is especially important. Our technicians use specialized equipment to maximize the efficiency of the water extraction process with porous materials, pulling embedded moisture from deep within.  For instance, we use weighted extraction equipment on carpets, and high-vacuum wands when extracting water from upholstery. Completing the drying process faster opens possibilities of convenient service to your clients.

What sort of potential guest discomforts are likely after a water loss incident? 

  • Odors
  • Visible mold 
  • High humidity levels

In the aftermath of a water loss incident in Siesta Key, your vacation rentals may fall short of your guests’ expectations for cleanliness and comfort. As standing water or excessive moisture in wet materials that is hidden in the building begins to evaporate it may be initially detected as high humidity and an odor. The high humidity can reveal itself as condensation on windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces. High humidity might also make the property feel hotter than usual, and unpleasant odors can become more apparent. 

Our SERVPRO technicians take several steps to manage humidity, thus ensuring your vacation rental is comfortable enough for guests. We check the moisture levels in all contents and structural materials to ensure optimal dryness before we stop dehumidification and other drying processes. We use both penetrative and non-penetrative moisture meters to take the readings. Traces of moisture can also remain in the air, causing problems later. We use thermos-hygrometers to check both temperature and humidity levels in the air. Our goal is always to return the RH relative humidity to below 60%.

Can visible mold or musty odors turn guests away?

Most people fear mold because it can cause health effects, so any sign of mold can send people away from your facility. The good thing is our mitigation process can help prevent mold from developing. Our SERVPRO technicians combine various strategies to defeat mold, including:

  • Extracting and drying excessive moisture from the property
  • Applying antimicrobial products on cleaned surfaces
  • Applying deodorizing techniques and products where necessary

Products such as Phenolics and Quaternary compounds are great for fighting fungi and bacteria. Our technicians use cleaning products that contain these agents to halt microbial growth in your facility. When a musty odor is present, we perform deodorization using advanced equipment. Fogging, hydroxy generators, ozone, and deodorizing products such as pairing agents help neutralize any unpleasant odors in the property. Our ULV foggers can disperse water-based deodorizing agents all over the property without over-wetting any area. 

SERVPRO of South Sarasota takes water mitigation processes seriously, helping you address any issue that arises, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (941) 552-6319.

What Should I Do If My Company Needs Mold Remediation?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Gloved hand using cotton swab to test mold colony Knowing the type of mold is important for effective remediation. We can coordinate testing for the specific type and remediate the issue.

Immediately Acting is Vital to Removing Mold from Your Sarasota Business

Business owners in Sarasota understand the importance of maintaining their property and its content. Mold can damage inventory, office furniture, and supplies. More importantly, mold can cause liability issues for business owners if employees or clients are negatively impacted.  It needs immediate mitigation, and SERVPRO is here to help your company remove mold growth.

I Think My Business is Infested – How Do I Know for Sure?

Mold can be hidden, but it is relatively easy to detect. If you think your South Sarasota business has a mold problem, it presumably does. Mold removal for your Sarasota business needs to be professional to ensure your company stays in business. There are signs for which your cleaning and maintenance crew can look. They include:

  • Darker grout – If the grout in your restrooms or other tiled areas seems darker, it could be mold.
  • Musty smells – If you notice moldy or musty smells in any area or coming through your HVAC system, you have a mold problem.
  • Visible mold – Even a small infestation can spread rapidly to adjacent areas.
  • Damp spots – Moisture leads to mold.

What Should I Do if I Do Detect Mold?

Calling SERVPRO is the first step in mold remediation for your commercial enterprise. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) have the equipment and the skill to properly deal with mold growth. Because mold multiplies quickly, we need to move fast. Shutting down your HVAC system and fans should be done right away. Keep all employees and clients out of the infected area. Do not attempt to have your cleaning crew remove the mold.  SERVPRO of South Sarasota can coordinate our licensed mold assessor to test for and identify the specific types of microbial growth and then test upon our completion of remediation to confirm that the area is safe.  This vital documentation confirms that business owners have taken the proper steps to provide a safe working environment for their employees.

Commercial Mold Remediation

Our techs begin by containing the area, so the mold does not spread. Physical barriers such as plastic sheeting get used along with negative air machines. Thermal hygrometers and moisture meters are used to detect hidden dampness. The mold remediation process involves removing mold spores from the air with air scrubbers and HEPA filters. Carpet, drywall, and sheetrock may need to be removed if the infestation is bad enough. Replacing these items is part of the restoration process, which is just a portion of our pros' ability to restore your company to preloss condition.

Contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 for quality mold removal service. Contractor Licenses: General: CGC1504870 and Mold Remediation: MRSR3181.

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Can Someone Bring My Mold Issues Under Control in my Sarasota Business Center?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial building hallway with SERVPRO drying equipment stacked on sides near walls after completing job Water damage, if not properly remediated, can lead to mold damage. Don’t let mold damage close your business. Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Removes Mold Damage and Educates Business Owners in Sarasota

In Sarasota, not just any cleaning company can legally and reliably help manage a mold problem. Florida law requires specific training and certification for mold remediation companies. Because mold and mildew are constant worries in our warm and humid climate, these stringent requirements help protect businesses from unscrupulous contractors and ensure highly qualified and effective assistance.

Is Mold a Chronic Condition in Our Area?

Mold damage in Sarasota is not an uncommon concern for business owners. Mold spores are everywhere in indoor and outdoor environments, but the problems occur when the following are present:

  • Food source--Organic materials including
  • Building materials (drywall, wood)
  • Inorganic materials coated with organic materials, such as soap scum on tiles, food bits on counters, and dust and grime
  • A suitable place to grow
  • Oxygen, not light, required, making building cavities available
  • Mold spores are tiny, so any habitable nook or cranny with an accessible bit of organic material works
  • Moisture--Crucial element, cannot multiply without water
  • Neglected spills
  • Unmitigated and remediated water damage
  • Overland and storm-based flooding
  • Poorly maintained or installed sprinkler systems
  • Condensation, often connected with inefficient or unmaintained air conditioning systems and inadequate venting of humid air in kitchens, bathrooms, and production areas

Can Mold Remediators Help with Both Current Mold Infestations and Future Risks of Recurrence?

We train our certified mold remediation crews at SERVPRO to thoroughly remove active mold colonies using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed protocols:

  • Contain the affected area
  • Remove the mold and debris, including HEPA filtered vacuuming and thorough wipe down
  • Dispose of moldy materials
  • Inhibit future problems with the application of EPA-registered antimicrobials

We also use our water damage knowledge to locate moisture incursions and risks. Advising our commercial customers on ways to limit and remove moisture sources fast, as molds can begin their life cycle within 24 to 48 hours, is essential to bring chronic mold outbreaks under control.

Rely on SERVPRO of South Sarasota to address your mold remediation needs in your commercial space. Call us at (941) 552-6319 to set up an evaluation.

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Contractor Licenses:

General: CGC1504870

Mold Remediation: MRSR3181

What is the Best Way to Remove Water from a Sarasota Storage Facility?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Outside view of storage facility Storage facilities often include clauses in their contracts excluding responsibility for catastrophes such as hurricanes and fire.

SERVPRO’s Commercial Water Removal Services Can Restore Sarasota Commercial Property

Storage facilities often include clauses in their contracts excluding responsibility for catastrophes such as hurricanes and fire in places like Sarasota. Such clauses help storage facility owners avoid new financial problems, but serving customers and building relationships with them can take a positive turn when management takes the initiative with a call to SERVPRO for help in containing and solving the problem.

Storage units in Sarasota are rarely watertight and may need commercial water removal services after cataclysmic events. The construction used is often strong enough to withstand most natural catastrophes, although saturation of the environment can drastically affect the contents of units, particularly those with roll-down doors. Getting a facility dry again after events that affect vast areas of Florida is crucial to remaining in business and keeping customer satisfaction high. SERVPRO is always ready to help in even the worst situations.

When events such as off-the-scale hurricanes like Irma leave damage and destruction behind, rebuilding our communities must begin quickly and aggressively. Because we can rely on teamwork and collaboration with 1700 other SERVPRO franchises, we always have the right amount of equipment to complete any size job, in any setting.

Water removal and extraction after a hurricane can take time. However, efforts need to begin as soon as possible. While extracting water and moisture is in progress, damage to stored items slows. Sadly, many losses due to hurricanes happen, but we can reduce this by following international standards for dealing with the aftermath. Enclosing an area with thick tarps, eliminating the humidity through the use of commercial-grade dehumidifiers, and reducing the microbial population with strategically placed air scrubbers is only part of our response.

We have worked on jobs where it was vital to our customers' public image that we remain as unobtrusive as possible while still completing our work. In a situation where our work directly impacts our customers' customers, we can also assist them on a case-by-case situation, if requested. Being bonded and insured, as well as holding IICRC certificates, we understand the implication of privacy and security for the individual renter at your facility and give this the highest consideration. We always treat our customers, and their clients, as if they were family or friends.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota stands ready to conduct initial assessments and contact other franchises so we can help you protect your customers' belongings. Call us at (941) 552-6319 as soon as possible after such an event. We aim to work with you as closely as possible, every step of the way.

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How Does Fire Affect Your Assembly Line in Sarasota?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Workers standing by assembly line in factory 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 Manufacturing Equipment

If a fire ever takes place inside your Sarasota manufacturing plant, there might be problems caused by the blaze that do not get noticed immediately. 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 in your machinery and ruin components. One major part of successful commercial fire damage restoration is knowing 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 overpowering burnt smells exist. During most commercial fire damage cases in Sarasota, these partially combusted particles 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 smoke and soot 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 occurs 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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Who Can Restore Documents and Electronics that Are Water Damaged?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Blue water drop figure opening file cabinet When Water Damages Your Office Files and Documents—Try Calling SERPVRO in the Sarasota Area for Innovative Recovery Solutions

Sarasota Businesses Can Call SERVPRO to Recover Important Documents After a Water Incident

Even though we live in a digital age, we still keep paper copies of much of our paperwork. This is especially true in the commercial setting where invoices, checks, and purchase orders are vital to streamlining your business processes.

When a pipe bursts or the sprinkler system activates itself, you may find yourself with extensive water damage to your Sarasota business.  Essential documents may be suffering, and computers and servers may also be on the list of damaged crucial office devices.  When everything is soaking wet, you need to reach out to a professional service for quick restoration, if at all possible.

Is air drying enough to save my documents?

Naturally, we all seek to work with what we have at hand. It is not uncommon for our business owners to grab hairdryers and fans to dry their paperwork and preserve it. Although the principle of drying is a valid approach, at SERVPRO, we understand that the process is much more than that. We train to apply sublimation techniques to your paper products to salvage them after the water reaches them--Freeze-Drying. We can do this through any of the below-

  • Using dehumidifiers
  • Vacuum-freezing
  • Vacuum thermal drying

These techniques pay close attention to the states of matter and evaporate water by bypassing the liquid state and encouraging evaporation. Not every piece of paper in your commercial establishment will warrant such specialized attention. Our crew explores the costs and benefits of each of these processes with you before completing them. Together, we come up with a plan that is sensible and mindful of any time and financial limitations there may be.

At SERVPRO of South Sarasota, we put our knowledge and expertise at your service. Call us at (941) 552-6319 and let us develop an action plan with you. Together, we can leave your business, "Like it never even happened."

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Commercial Flood Damage In Your Sarasota Property

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold Growth After A Flood In Your Sarasota Property

Commercial customers are very focused on returning to normal business operations after a flood. If the business is not open and receiving customers and employees are not working, recovery can be challenging. Everyone pitches in to remove the floodwaters, debris, and cleanup. But what about mold and contamination from the floodwaters?

SERVPRO provides commercial flood damage restoration services in Sarasota and surrounding areas. We also provide mold remediation and restoration services to clients after a flood event or storm damage. We are available 24 / 7 and can be at your commercial property within four hours of receiving your call to our offices.

Managing Potential Contamination and Mold Infestations

Floodwaters pick up contaminated products, including chemicals, bio-hazards, fecal waste, and more. All of these potentially could be carried into your commercial office. Your employees and customers could be exposed to these bio-hazards if industry cleaning standards are not followed. SERVPRO can keep you safe, preventing your employees and customers from being exposed to serious diseases.

Pockets of moisture may also remain inside hard to reach spaces, under equipment, and areas not flooded. If these areas are not adequately cleaned and dried, mold infestations can occur, causing further health issues for many people, including customers and employees. SERVPRO has a variety of moisture sensors that can detect high moisture areas. We can remove the moisture and prevent the growth of mold infestations.

SERVPRO is also a licensed general contractor: General: CGC1504870, and holds a Mold Remediation license: MRSR3181. We can assist with needed repairs to your office, store or manufacturing facility, saving recovery time, and at lower costs. One call starts the process of reopening your business.

We are also offering our Emergency Ready Program to our clients. Once our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile has been created, clients can save time and follow emergency tips to protect themselves and their commercial buildings during flooding and other events. The program is free. Our objective is to minimize the time your business is on hold as much as possible.

Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Ridge Wood Heights, South Gate Ridge, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Immersion Cleaning Saves the Day After Fire Damages Your Sarasota Boutique

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Cream wood sign that says Antiques in black We know how important your business is. Let us help you get you back to work. Give us a call anytime at (941) 552-6319.

Cleaning Methods to Renew Your Business and Merchandise After Fire Damage

Knick-knacks and trinkets vie with elegant gifts at your Sarasota retail shop. Residents and visitors to the city find just the perfect present, with local artisans filling your shelves with beautiful wares. All is good until a quickly quelled blaze coats pottery, jewelry, and other mementos with sticky soot and extinguisher chemicals. Swiftly get back into the business of memorializing the time spent on the beautiful beaches and enjoying our community’s cultural and dining opportunities with help from our content’s restoration experts.

Challenges of Soot Removal for Decorative Items

Fire damage experienced by Sarasota retailers can include harm to both structures and inventory. The intricate details and recessed areas of the gift items you sell collected sticky, malodorous soot during even a brief fire and smoke loss. Many of the articles are one-of-a-kind, the skilled artists happy to share their vision with your customers. Other mass-produced items are cherished for the memories and used as small thank you gifts in an effort to include family and friends in a travel experience. The soiling makes the articles unsalable as is, which can be a hit to your profitability. Dusting or vacuuming are ineffective as cleaning methods, and one by one washing and drying is not practical.

Immersion Cleaning to the Rescue

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians have an answer for materials that can withstand complete saturation. Immersion cleaning is essentially a bath for your goods. Skilled contents technicians dip the sooty items into a basin filled with hot water, and one of SERVPRO’s proprietary concentrated content cleaners. Towels and brushes loosen the residues. Thorough rinsing and drying lead to excellent final results.

Ultrasonic Cleaning as an Option

SERVPRO stocks ultrasonic tanks that trained restorers fill with specialized cleaning agent solutions. High-frequency sound waves create millions of bubbles, by compressing and expanding the solution’s molecules. The bubbles implode, collapsing, or bursting inward. High temperatures and jets of fluid agitate and remove contaminants.

Ultrasonic Technicians Are Highly Trained

Certification is mandatory as the technicians make treatment decisions based on the durability of the affected surfaces/objects and the type of soiling. Technicians manipulate the following when running a load of damaged goods through the ultrasonic system:

  • The level of electrical power
  • The frequency of the sound waves
  • The temperature of the water 
  • The type of cleaning agent and percentage used in solution

Rely on SERVPRO of South Sarasota for answers to severe and challenging commercial fire damage issues. Call us at (941) 552-6319 for a customized inspection and follow through.

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Some Ways to Effective Commercial Flood Damage Remediation in Sarasota

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

luxury hotel room with bed that has large headboard When flooding hits, one call to SERVPRO takes care of all your water removal and remediation needs.

Sarasota Hotel Back to Business After Commercial Flood Damage

Businesses in this area of Florida joke that the trade-off for gorgeous, nearly year-round weather gets evened out through the intense Gulf and Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms moving across the state, leaving behind commercial flood damage.  Unless professional cleanup happens to restore the property entirely, it can wind up closing a business down. 

A Sarasota hotel with commercial flood damage is no joke and needs quick mitigation as it relies on bookings and visits to sustain the business. As one of their first actions on-site, SERVPRO technicians concentrate on safety for all and set up caution tape and signage around the loss area to help prevent slip and fall accidents on wet flooring.

Small Amounts of Water Leave Big Damage

Water extraction happens quickly, and the technicians choose the right attachments for each type of surface. Squeegees make short work of water removal on tile and laminate flooring while weighted extractor heads push water out of carpeting and padding. The technicians cut away sheetrock to dry the wall cavities and ensure the interior spaces are dry. Air movers used in tandem with dehumidification equipment dry the property rapidly so technicians can move on to disinfection and prepping the loss area for repairs.

Depending on the Water Type, Carpet May Not Be a Loss

Storms tend to deliver water loss to properties in two main ways. The first is through high winds, causing damage that allows rain into the structure. The second way that causes far more damage is through groundwater. This type of water loss is a category three biohazard, and anything it saturates (including carpet) requires disposal.

Construction Materials Determine Restorability of Furnishings

For ease of cleaning and replacement, a majority of hotels use furnishings constructed from composite wood. This is great for their bottom line, not so great with water exposure. When composite wood absorbs moisture, it tends to swell and fall apart.  Solid wood furnishings fare better depending on the length of exposure and type of water.

Using One Company for Restoration and Rebuilding

SERVPRO has a general contractor license #CGC1504870 and they can offer businesses the option to use their reconstruction services after the mitigation efforts complete. 

SERVPRO of South Sarasota stands ready to assist local businesses with any size commercial flood damage. Contact us at (941) 552-6319 we are available 24/7 and arrive quickly because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Protecting Your Sarasota Store from Predators After a Hurricane

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Two men standing in water on top of a building, neither men are wearing shoes and have their pants rolled up. We know how serious water damage and protecting your property is after a devastating event. The water won’t stop us.

Let SERVPRO help you not just with storm damage, but with protecting your business.

While natural flooding can bring all manner of creatures into your Sarasota storefront including snakes, alligators, bugs, and other living things, one of the worst predators that unassuming shop owners face after hurricanes are other people. There are two main ways that our SERVPRO team can help you to avoid these hunters and keep your property and your profits safe. Part of this assurance we can offer hinges on securing our services shortly after the damages occur to your business.

Flood damage to Sarasota shops like yours can be devastating to your stock and inventory, not to mention the fixtures, furniture, and carpeting throughout the main shop floor. As overwhelming as this might initially be, you should not immediately jump at the first “company” that happens by offering deals that seem too good to be true. In nearly all cases with restoration: if it seems like a steal, it likely is – just out of your pocket.

Scam Artists 

These are among the most dangerous of the predators that business owners face, as these people can present themselves as reputable contractors or even charities looking to help you recover your losses when you need help the most. Always fact check and ask lots of questions if things do not seem legitimate. Most property owners can save themselves thousands of dollars by taking a moment to attune their instincts. Our SERVPRO team does not ask for money upfront to cover restoration costs.


As bad as scam artists can be as they prey upon those in a crisis, the same can get said about those that implement widespread breaking and entering for thievery when your structure is vulnerable. With structural openings or broken windows, thieves can easily access your shop floor. Our SERVPRO team can set up temporary fencing and perform emergency construction services like board ups to discourage looting as restoration continues inside your business.

Natural disasters can feel like a time when our communities band together to offer help and relief, however possible. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota team understands how important it is to get your doors back open again quickly and have the skilled professionals and advanced equipment to do it. Call us today at (941) 552-6319.

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We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Sarasota Home After A Flooding Disaster

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarasota is available 24/7 365 days a year to restore your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Flood Damage Professionals In Sarasota Describe Steps To Take After A Storm

Hurricane season is almost here which can often bring about thunderstorms, rain, and other severe weather to the Sarasota area. Businesses in Florida file more commercial flood damage claims than many other states. If flooding occurs on the streets where your office building resides, water can enter your building and start causing destruction. Once the materials inside your offices get wet, the issues can get worse; the longer things stay damp.

When dealing with commercial flood damage in Sarasota, the best idea is to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We utilize the best methods to help reduce the costs incurred by your company, including but not limited to, reducing the loss of revenue or production. We also implement tactics that mitigate problems quickly before they turn into secondary issues.

However, it can be smart to start removing moisture and conduct some mitigating procedures before our SERVPRO team arrives to start flood damage restoration. When working with moisture-related problems, the idea is to get rid of any water in your building as quickly as humanly possible. For instance, if there is standing water inside your office complex, then it is best to have your maintenance crew use a sump pump to suck the water up into your building's sewage drain system.

Next, it is wise to clean up any other water on hard surfaces using a mop or a squeegee. If carpets got wet, you could have your maintenance or custodial team vacuum the affected flooring material with a wet/dry vac. These vacuums can also be used to suck water out of your office chairs, couches, or other wet contents.

Then, it is wise to jump-start the structural drying process. Opening your office's windows and doors can help with drying if the outdoor humidity is lower than what it is indoors. Setting up fans can also help create air circulation. Wet items dry faster in warmer environments, so turning up the heat can also help speed up the natural evaporation and drying process.

If flooding ever affects your office complex in Vamo, Ridge Wood Heights, or Bee Ridge, call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 shortly after you notice a problem.

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You Need The Experts At SERVPRO If Your Sarasota Business Experiences A Water Damage Emergency

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

For SERVPRO of South Sarasota, our goal is to return each business to a dry, clean, and comfortable environment for customers.

Professional Commercial Water Removal For Businesses In Sarasota

Sarasota’s location on our state’s west coast makes it an excellent place for residents and tourists. Shopping for, and sending out memories to family and friends is an important part of life for all of us. When flooding flows through area businesses, it affects shoppers and employees alike.

For a packing and shipping service, rapid, and efficient commercial water removal in Sarasota is essential to reopening their doors. SERVPRO restoration teams respond quickly to pump out standing water, reduce the humidity, and otherwise restore the facility to its pre-flooded, dry condition.

Water restoration technicians (WRTs) begin removal with commercial grade pumps. In a large facility, several inches of water can be hundreds of gallons. The pumps in our equipment inventory can remove that and more, often in a single day or less. If the power has been interrupted, team members can also bring in a generator to provide electricity for the duration of their efforts.

Pumps cannot remove all of the water, however. SERVPRO technicians next use extraction wands and other devices to draw surface water off floors and out of carpets. For concrete floors, WRTs follow-up with long-handled squeegees to push off any traces of water. Team members then spray a cleaning agent if needed, mop it up and allow the floor to dry.

If the flooding came from a broken inlet pipe or sprinkler system, then the water is considered clean, and the carpets can be dried and left in place. If the water came from outside the building, then it contains soil and other contaminants. Although a commercial-grade carpet has no pad, technicians cannot guarantee that it is safe for continued use even after cleaning it with a shampoo that contains an anti-bacterial chemical. The team leader always recommends removal and replacement.

Regardless of the source of the water, large amounts increase the humidity level inside the business. As technicians remove the water, other team members use dehumidifiers to draw the excess from the air and fans at the entrances and exits to force damp air outside.

For SERVPRO of South Sarasota, our goal is to return each business to a dry, clean, and comfortable environment for customers. If your business has had a water intrusion of any type, call us today at (941) 552-6319 to schedule a service call and begin the restoration process.

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Choosing the Right Strategy for Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Siesta Key

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage take over your business. Contact SERVPRO for all your remediation needs.

Avoid Serious Commercial Water Damage to Your Siesta Key Retail Store Through Restoration

In a retail store, the risk of financial loss is great if water from a faulty sprinkler system damages the products bought for resale. Smoke or fire can also set off the sprinkler system. Water damage in a retail shop also poses the risk of significant disruption to operations.

If your business does not recover from water loss quickly, it can lose customers, which can affect your finances. After a commercial water damage incident in your Siesta Key retail store, you need to get cleanup services to prevent additional destruction like mold growth in the affected areas. You can count on SERVPRO Franchise professionals to assist you with extracting the water and drying the affected structures and contents.

Our water extraction and restoration professionals can handle your emergency at any time of the day or night. We can use advanced extraction equipment like industrial grade wet/dry vacuums to handle the water removal job. We offer complete water extraction and drying services to remove every drop of water and moisture from retail stores.

Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture detection and monitoring devices to locate the wet areas in a structure and define how wet they are compared to typical moisture levels. We use moisture sensors to detect moisture in soft materials, enabling us to know how far the water has migrated. We also use moisture meters to determine the actual moisture content in various materials and to find out if a structure is dry. Our technicians can use penetrating moisture meters with probes to test for moisture within wall cavities. We can also use non-penetrating moisture meters with sensors to test for moisture in materials. These devices produce readings when placed on the surface of materials. We use the right moisture meter for the surfaces we are testing.

Our technicians can also place heavy duty drying equipment in your retail store like air movers and fans to dry out the affected area thoroughly. We can then clean, sanitize and disinfect the affected area to restore your store to its normal condition.

If there is water in your retail store, SERVPRO of South Sarasota can assist you to remove it. We can efficiently deal with the water damage, making it look “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (941) 552-6319 for water damage restoration services.

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

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

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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Unmitigated Commercial Water Damage and Your Sarasota Retail Shop

7/14/2018 (Permalink)

A broken water line behind walls in your bathroom can cause a great deal of damage. Contact SERVPRO right away to evaluate and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Your Emergency to Help Prevent an Escalation

When a water line bursts in your Sarasota shop's restroom area, the force pushing the water into your business causes thousands of gallons to flood everything quite rapidly. Such water quickly damages the more porous materials first, which means we have time to protect other materials from various types of damages, but only when we work fast.
Business owners rely on SERVPRO's technicians to perform commercial water removal techniques in Sarasota that can minimize existing damage and prevent other problems. Our truck-mounted pumps rapidly remove water from your now-saturated store, meaning we can begin drying methods that help keep mold, rust, and other effects of standing water from plaguing your business in the future.
When SERVPRO removes water from a building, we increase the temperature inside to help the moisture held by materials to evaporate. Heated air can hold much more water vapor than cooler air can retain, increasing the speed that our extraction equipment can dry out your building. Heated air also keeps water vapor from condensing on surfaces, which can reabsorb the moisture.
Removing large and bulky pieces of materials from your business, such as carpeting and padding, means a significant amount of water also leaves your property. When water is clean, such as from a broken water line, we can salvage it for reuse later. Our Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT) can explain how floating a carpet saves carpeting from further damage, including stretching. Anything SERVPRO can do to save our customers money and time helps their business resume normal business operations faster and more smoothly.
Because water lines and other mishaps can happen suddenly and without any warning, as well as many other disasters, we offer the free Emergency READY Profile Plan to area businesses. Filling out the information gives us a head-start when any disaster affects your business, saving additional time. The sooner we begin mitigating damage, the less subsequent damage your store experiences.
When you need water removal services to save your business from flooding, water line breaks, or roof leaks, call us, SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319. We help protect the businesses in Siesta Key, Vamo and Bee Ridge so they can more easily stay in business and keep our economy healthy.

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Commercial Water Removal Services Keeps Manufacturing Lines Up and Running in Sarasota

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Sarasota can take care of your facility and restore it back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO Can Keep Restore Your Sarasota Manufacturing Facility From Water Damage

Responding to minor emergencies as they arise prevents them from escalating into major problems that can shut down assembly lines. Manufacturing facilities in Sarasota do not function well when water plays a role in an emergency. The machinery can suffer a myriad number of problems, including those that put workers' health and safety in jeopardy.

Managers of manufacturing plants in Sarasota can rely on SERVPRO's commercial water removal services to keep things going when a situation involving intrusive water threatens plant operations. We take care of the water at the source so we can concentrate our efforts on removing the water already present. Our Green Fleet's truck-mounted pumps can quickly remove the water covering your factory's floor.

The removal of standing water is only the first step toward protecting your factory's equipment from the damages that water can cause. Wherever the water doused your machinery or other components, rust and corrosion can start affecting metal parts. Drying these off and applying approved oil can stop this chemical reaction from taking place.

Since parts of different assembly lines might remain hidden and we cannot easily clean these sections up, dehumidification and desiccation of the factory may become a priority. When SERVPRO technicians carry out the task of drying the interior areas, they use Injectidry equipment. This uses flexible tubing of various sizes to direct dry, warm air into areas that may contain condensed moisture. As the air leaves the interior, we measure how much humidity that air contains. Using this as a gauge, we can determine when the interior reaches normal humidity levels.

It does not matter where the water from a false alarm that sent your sprinkler system into overdrive or a broken water main went. We locate all traces of water using infrared devices that detect changes in temperature of the materials in your factory. Water may seem hidden behind impenetrable walls or panels, but moisture affects temperature enough for merely slight differences to register on our equipment.

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SERVPRO of South Sarasota is ready to assist you in overcoming any situation where water removal becomes a necessity. Both large and small amounts of water can create disastrous situations that adversely affect production, finished products, and employee safety. Call us at (941) 552-6319 to protect these assets. Our services are available to businesses in the surrounding area, including Siesta Key, Osprey, and Bee Ridge.

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Specialized Equipment Provides Water Removal Services to Bed and Breakfast Owners in Sarasota

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Holds the Key to Water Removal in a Sarasota Bed & Breakfast

SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Your Business Open

When a bed and breakfast in Sarasota becomes damaged, it can make occupancy even for a short while hazardous for both guests and your own family. Water can make paint peel, paneling warp, and floors curl and crack. This water can come from leaking joints on pipes, a sink or tub that overflowed, or excessive humidity from damp areas below the foundation.
When we encounter a business in Sarasota, including a home-based one, requiring water removal, our first step involves ascertaining the source of the water. Different sources require different approaches. Not all solutions to a situation involving intrusive water provide the best remedy. Our technicians earn IICRC certificates in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and other restoration fields so they know the most appropriate methods for each situation your business may face. We aim to get the problem solved so you can remain in business with as short a delay as possible.
When pipes create problems with water, tightening the joints can help immensely, as can ensuring that the connections to the appliance remain tightened, also. Leaks can happen anywhere along the length of a pipe or water line. After we, or larger breaks fixed by a plumber, correct the problem involving cracks and loose joints, often follow up with air movers and dehumidifiers, especially in any below-ground areas.
After a water basin overflows, water spreads everywhere below it, both downwards and sideways. We also use the same equipment for this type of water intrusion, but we also use pumping and extraction units to remove any accumulated water first. Because floors always take the brunt of such an overflow, we use equipment designed for such situations. Our InjectiDry mats provide the exact amount of force behind the air currents and rapidly dry the underside of floorboards. Doing so prevents curling and warping that can lead to cracked floors. This equipment also works well for walls because the tubing can direct air into their interior spaces, where moisture can hide.
Sometimes, cellars and basements, as well as crawl spaces, hold more moisture than they should at any given time. Fluctuating temperatures can also cause moisture to stagnate under a home. Drying out these areas and then installing a dehumidifier helps keep homes free of excessive moisture. When too much moisture exists in a property, microbial growth can begin, as well as the many different damaging effects on more fragile items in your home.
SERVPRO of South Sarasota has the situation covered no matter what water removal service your bed and breakfast requires. We work hard to make it "Like it never even happened." one business at a time. Call us at (413) 324-1300, so our 24-hour service can help you.

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Failed Plumbing and Water Removal in Your Sarasota Bistro

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Sarasota Bistros Stay Open After Water Damage from the Ocean or Leaks with SERVPRO'S Help

SERVPRO Works Hard at Water Damage Restoration to Keep Your Business Open for Business   

The plumbing system in your Sarasota bistro has to put up with a lot on a daily basis. Since so many people are coming and going in the bathrooms each day, it is essential that you keep up with plumbing maintenance and repairs. Not only can there be plumbing problems like sewer backups and broken pipes, but severe damage can result in your building. Plus, if your plumbing system is not in commission, this creates real problems for your customers and employees. Where there is food service, this could be a closing of the establishment until cleanup and restoration are accomplished.

When your plumbing does fail for any reason, the water damage in your Sarasota building can be enormous. You at least need water removal services and help to get your business dried. Our SERVPRO staff is always here to help you with a water damage emergency. We understand how important it is that your business is back up and running as soon as possible.
We first identify the source of the water intrusion and stop it. Then we can determine the severity of the damage and keep it contained to the areas affected. A critical step, this ensures the water damage is adequately mitigated, protecting you from other damage like ruined capital investments and mold. It also stops the loss from getting into unaffected areas during the remediation process. We use thermal cameras and moisture meters to find any hidden water as well.
Depending on how severe the damage is, SERVPRO techs may have to remove some materials such as subflooring, flooring, and drywall. Doing so helps to salvage framing and the substructure, plus stop bacterial and mold growth. Then we can extract the excess water, and dry your property back out. When complete, the area is also treated with a disinfectant to keep fungi and microbes at bay.
Water removal and remediation services at SERVPRO of South Sarasota are thorough so that your business in Siesta Key, Bee Ridge, or Vamo can be safe again for your employees and customers. Get in touch with us at (941) 552-6319 as soon as you have a plumbing malfunction.

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Commercial Water Removal Professionals Dry Hotels After Sprinkler Malfunctions In Sarasota

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Sprinklers that protect a hotel by keeping small fires from growing can spread water throughout a hotel quickly.

Professional Commercial Water Removal

At any time, any of the many components that make up a hotel in Sarasota can malfunction, break, or wear out. Sprinklers that protect a hotel by keeping small fires from growing can spread water throughout a hotel quickly, or cause flooding when a supply line bursts open.

Serving clientele from every corner of the world, Sarasota area hotels require commercial water removal services when emergencies involving water threaten to close the hotel. The ongoing maintenance to continue functioning normally cannot substitute for these services because of the equipment required to perform water extraction and drying out of materials, along with documentation of the process.

The technicians at SERVPRO receive extensive training in the various methods involved in protecting properties from all types of disasters. This training includes the information needed to effectively make decisions regarding the size of equipment we use, the order of the methods we implement, and how to accurately tailor our services to our customer's unique and specific needs.

When emergencies involve hotels and other large buildings, we want our customers to know that we can handle any size job. Whenever we require a larger workforce or additional equipment, the nationwide SERVPRO chain provides this to us. Because sprinklers leave behind small amounts of water throughout an extensive area all at once, we need to perform services immediately to protect structures from future damage.

Once water absorbs into materials, evaporation into the air occurs at a relatively steady rate. The longer we wait to begin working, the more intensive the work becomes as a result of the delay. The air inside your hotel can hold a significant amount of water, so we also use desiccant machines.

We use small units to extract water from hard but porous materials, such as walls, floors and ceilings, and more absorbent ones, such as carpeting and furniture. Plusher carpet holds water more tightly than lower, tighter woven carpeting. Reacting quickly can help save carpet in many situations.

If a pipe burst and water came from that source, truck-mounted pumps help rescue your hotel from increased damages by rapidly extracting standing water. The area near the broken pipe can sustain a great deal of water damage above the flood line, so we pay particular attention to the materials involved, also.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota, whose local contact number is (941) 552-6319, offers 24-hour services for just such emergencies. Whenever your hotel requires commercial water removal services because of broken water lines or sprinkler systems going haywire, call us. We Are Faster To Any Sized Disaster, and we are always ready with the latest equipment to serve your needs.

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Water Removal Services Available for Your Sarasota Area Warehouse

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians have advanced equipment to properly and thoroughly remove water and mitigate water damage in your warehouse.

Rely on SERVPRO for Expertly Trained Water Removal Services

Water invading your business property in Sarasota can slow productivity, ruin finished products, or even damage machinery to the point of shutting down entirely. The last thing you want is for standing water to affect the way you do business.

With that said, expertly trained water removal specialists are at your disposal, 24/7, 365. If you find your Sarasota warehouse having water problems of any size, give us a call to get things under control as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Whether you have a small leak in your roof causing problems with your production line or have a few inches of water throughout your warehouse, our technicians are ready to help. SERVPRO technicians have experience with water removal situations of all shapes and sizes. 

With access to advanced equipment and resources to help make water problems a thing of the past. Our water extractors range from hand-held portable units to large truck-mounted extractors that make moving vast amounts of water faster. SERVPRO technicians come ready to perform the services necessary to get water out and keep it out.  

We offer a variety of water removal and damage mitigation services designed to adjust to meet your specific needs. Whether you are dealing with a large area damaged by saltwater or a freshwater event, we can service all of your production equipment, and help you return to regular operations without having to call anyone else or send items to specific repair shops. Our technicians offer full-service solutions that get you back up and running as soon as possible.

Our IICRC-industry certified technicians at SERVPRO understand how valuable your time can be and we do everything possible to limit your losses during an emergency. We care about the businesses in our community and show dedication to providing you with the highest quality water removal services possible every step of the way.

Contact SERVPRO of South Sarasota for answers to water removal situations on your property, we can be there for you whenever you need us. Request our assistance, today. (941) 552-6319

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Travel Agencies Impacted by Commercial Flood Damage in Sarasota can Significantly Affect Bookings

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Sarasota and Florida Have Floods, But SERVPRO Keeps Your Vacation on Track

SERVPRO Keeps Your Sarasota Based Cruise from Being Flooded

Discussing travel plans over soggy carpets that standing water left behind is not a good way to entice would-be travelers to sign up for the latest cruises and vacation packages. The high humidity that is part of Florida's natural climate often prevents evaporation from occurring as quickly as it might happen in a dryer environment.

Sarasota has many tourists who find themselves overwhelmed with the many options available to them once they arrive, but unlike them, buildings with commercial flood damage only have one real viable solution. SERVPRO has the experience and education required to undo the harm caused by such predicaments and make things “Like it never even happened.”
Whenever a pipe's bursting open or an overflow of water has created a disaster, getting everything back to how they once were is often the only thing that can save your business. Competition among travel agencies can be fierce at times, making your general overall impression crucial to keeping your customers interested.
Being a local business ourselves, our technicians know that your business is an important part of our area's economy. The efforts invested in your enterprise are not replaceable. We know that restoring your building after flood damage is the only way to preserve and protect what you have worked so hard to build.
Getting every last drop of water out of your building is paramount to the restoration process. We use large-to-small equipment, working until even the humidity levels are brought back to within normal readings. We use hygrometers before, during, and after the job because these instruments provide highly accurate readings, letting us finish as quickly as possible with no risk of finishing too early. Leaving even the slightest bit of dampness can permit mold and other types of secondary water damage to develop.
Because an overflowing sink or broken pipe introduce clean water into your building, carpets can be saved if we begin our work with little delay. Water from even the smallest flooding problems can wick up walls, and also absorb into upholstery on your office furniture. With the increased humidity in the air, even things that were never directly in contact with the water can become ruined. We can help prevent this and other problems from happening.
As soon as you know, there is a problem with flooding, calling SERVPRO of South Sarasota to help with the problem can reduce the overall financial costs and prevent damage that might affect irreplaceable items. Our local number is (941) 552-6319 and is staffed all day, every day, and throughout the entire night, as well, to ensure that our neighbors in the community can always reach us when they need help with disastrous situations.

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SERVPRO Helps Save Your Documents After Water Damage To Your Sarasota Law Firm

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage is bad news for any law firm.

Water Damage To Your Important Documents

Water damage can strike any business at any time. Sometimes the cause is a natural disaster such as a flood or extreme weather such as heavy rain. At other times the cause is as simple as a burst pipe, an overflowing sink, or a broken appliance. Whatever the cause, water damage is bad news for any business.

Water damage is worrying for Sarasota law firms. Although most law firms use computerized systems these days, there are still files, notes, records, and books to consider. Loss of vital documents impedes your law practice from doing its job, slows down the process for clients, and can even damage your reputation.

That is why we recommend putting in a call to SERVPRO as soon as you find water damage in your premises. Our IICRC-certified teams are trained to save, dry, and restore as many documents and books as possible. We start by removing items to our specialist drying facilities. Each location is managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians and kept under 24-hour surveillance so you can rest assured even the most confidential documents are safe with us.

Our experts use freeze-drying to preserve and recover your valuable books, files and more. We start by freezing documents solid to maintain their structural integrity and make restoration possible. Immediate freezing prevents further damage. After freezing, we place them in a freeze-drying chamber where a powerful vacuum draws out air.

We create just the right combination of pressure and temperature to change moisture in your documents to vapor which is safely collected outside the freeze-drying chamber. The last stage is to initiate a carefully controlled rise in temperature to eliminate the last of the water and vapor from your files, books, and records.

SERVPRO teams recognize that after water damage documents often need disinfecting. Dirt, sewage, or bacteria in water penetrates documents and leaves them unsafe. Cleaning books and files is a delicate process – after all, paper cannot be washed like other materials can. Our technicians take care of document cleaning using a powerful gamma radiation sterilization process. Gamma sterilization uses Cobalt 60 radiation to penetrate deep into materials and cleanse them. Your documents are returned to you completely clean and safe.

Do not despair when water damage affects your documents. Call SERVPRO of South Sarasota at (941) 552-6319 for immediate help.

When Sewage Problems Cause Serious Water Damage in a Sarasota Warehouse

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Warehouse Water Intrusion in Sarasota Needs Rapid Removal

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage to Your Business in Sarasota

We do not usually think of industrial warehouses as being vulnerable to flooding. They are big, heavy buildings, with impenetrable walls and tough surfaces. For most, the need for water is minimal, so the risk of internal water damage is low.

Well, as bigger warehouses tend to be situated, out of town, close to rivers and rural areas, they are at risk of water intrusion during heavy rains. If nearby pipes overflow and obstruct sewage outfall channels, the water damage in a Sarasota warehouse can become serious very quickly.

Fortunately, the experts at SERVPRO know just how to deal with it. Keep reading to find out what our technicians do in this scenario.

How to Identify Severe Water Damage
There are two rating systems used to determine the severity of water damage. The first describes the type of water. So, anything below Category 3 is not considered to be a danger to health. Exposure to sewage water is highly risky, so it always gets treated as serious. We also classify the type of water intrusion (how much water is in the building). In this case, the amount of standing liquid is likely to be fairly large (around a foot). It means that any items on the ground require disposal. Only non-porous materials can be dried and cleaned after sewage absorption.

The Remedial Process
When flooding comes from a natural (external source), it can be tricky to prevent additional ingress. However, we may be able to use blocking or ditching methods to stop further water intrusion. Once there is no more movement of liquid into the building, large capacity pumps are needed to extract as much liquid as possible.

In smaller areas, manual extraction (with mops) is used to accelerate the removal process. It is imperative for the SERVPRO technicians to get clean, dry air into the building. It should be simple, because warehouses are usually open plan, with large entryways. Air movers are brought on site to accelerate the process. They drive clean air into awkward corners, nooks, and cracks. In this situation, we require the use of many large capacity air movers.

The use of dehumidifiers in large spaces is up for debate. SERVPRO approaches each emergency in a unique way because there are some commercial sites which just don’t benefit from their presence. If there are enclosed wall assemblies or highly porous substances present, however, it makes sense  to target these smaller areas with dehumidifiers. Category 3 flooding requires a rapid response because prolonged exposure to sewage can be dangerous.

SERVPRO of South Sarasota is ideally located to help businesses in the local area. Our repairs are fast, reliable, and come with excellent customer service. Call us 24/7 at (941) 552-6319.