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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.

Looters 

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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