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Commercial Cleaning in East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Business owners need professional commercial cleaning too! Perhaps even more so, when we consider the need to impress customers with a clean location. The types of businesses which we clean include:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Worried about noise or customer disturbance? No need. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch has the training and expertise to help make any of your cleaning issues look “Like it never even happened.” We pride ourselves on providing superior results while minimizing customer disturbance.

Three Types of Commercial Cleaning Services

When disaster strikes, the last thing that a business owner should worry about is their business falling apart due to mold, or being destroyed because of fire and water damage. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch has two methods of helping commercial properties in the case of such disaster events.

First, we send our commercial restoration specialist to your location before any disaster. This professional’s job is to create an emergency plan for your property based on your utilities, account numbers, and unique needs. The Emergency Ready Profile will always be available to you, whether you print it out and keep it in your desk, or if you choose to save it on your SERVPRO Ready Plan App.

Second, we mobilize our specialists to come to your aid after a disaster has struck. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to prepare before a disaster, which is why our commercial cleaning experts are always ready to help. There are two ways that we can help post-disaster: through our Commercial Large Loss program, and our Commercial Restoration Services.

Commercial Large Loss Program

The elite class of our loss specialists are strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle disasters of any size. We’ve worked with:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Trained commercial cleaning operations managers are dispatched to your location. Their job is to cut costs of disasters through the strategic placement and management of temporary labor. This strategy has allowed our response teams to help clients through major events, such as the 2005 Katrina, Wilma, and Rita hurricanes. In 2010, we secured companies against the Nashville floods. More recently, we saved many a business make it through the 2017 California wildfires.

The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable!

Best Emergency Cleaning in East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to disasters, very few people anticipate that they will be affected. In fact, many don’t realize that they need help until they’ve been hit. While competitors will turn the other way and go on holiday, we pride ourselves on taking your needs seriously. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.  

The last thing that a property owner should worry about is their home or business falling apart due to mold, or being destroyed because of fire and water damage. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood is there to help, day or night, rain or shine.

Call US 24/7 at (941) 747-2333

Why You Need Emergency Cleaning

SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is filled with highly-trained professionals. Rest assured that our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property, no matter the size of the emergency.

Immediate action is needed when it comes to emergency cleaning and restoration. Water damage, for example, can significantly destroy your property within a few minutes.

In the first hour, water damage will bleed into your walls, floors, upholstery, and other belongings, causing them to stain and warm. All it takes is a single day for drywall to break down and the stench caused by water damage to take hold. Within two days to a week, metal corrosion and serious biohazard contamination become a major issue.

The longer you wait, the more expensive and unsafe things get. That’s why it’s so important to call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch the moment you notice that something is wrong. We will start restoration immediately, and work with your insurance to cut your costs.

Get help through our 24 Hour line: (941) 747-2333

Disasters can be tough, but they don’t have to be devastating. Emergency cleaning done by SERVPRO professionals is always the way to go.

Tackle Storm Damage with SERVPRO

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage can take many forms. Violent winds, hail, snow, and rain are to be expected. This weather can be so aggressive that experienced professionals can be hard to come by. This just makes things worse, as storm damage becomes more common and people scramble to save their homes and property. When a storm strikes, call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. Backed by a national system of over 1,700 franchises, we get you the resources you need quickly before a single storm destroys everything you’ve worked hard for.

Why Call SERVPRO for Storm Damage

The most common issue which you may experience in a storm is water damage. Because this problem can increase in severity really quickly, it’s important to contact professionals as soon as you can. Our crew of trained professionals have all the equipment needed to restore your property. We’re so good, it’s as if storm damage never even happened!

Give us a call on our 24-Hour line at (941) 747-2333.

How SERVPRO handles Storm Damage

After you give us a call, the first thing that we do is work with you to learn exactly what happened to your property. The scope of the damage is assessed by a SERVPRO professional on sight, and this information is then used to determine how to best remove storm damage and bring your property back to pre-disaster condition.

In the case of water issues, this means water extraction, followed by drying and dehumidification. All restorable items and structures which have been damaged are then cleaned and sanitized. Finally, we close everything off with our restoration process. This process includes:

  • Minor/major repairs
  • Replacing drywall
  • Installing new carpet
  • Etc

To get a more in-depth look at our restoration process, check out our short guide.

Ready to tackle storm damage? Call us at (941) 747-2333.

Understanding Storms in Florida

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know that there are 10 different common storm types? Each with unique causes and unique damage.

SERVPRO knows how important the safety of a house is, especially when a storm hits. This blog is meant to provide basic information about different types of storms - and hurricanes in particular - and their damaging effects.

The 10 most common storms are:


Hurricanes

Tornadoes

Flooding

Snow storm

Hail storm

Thunderstorm

Lightning storm

Tropical storms

Ice storms

Derecho storms

On the Florida Gulf Coast, it’s safe to say that we won’t be expecting ice or snow storms any time soon. Derecho storms are unlikely too. These monster storms are so vast that they are actually composed of multiple storms that cross 240 miles and can reach speeds of over 58 miles per hour. They are as rare as they are big.

The Gulf Coast is more likely to experience a hurricane or tropical storm, even a tornado. Hurricanes can be strong enough that their effects can be felt far inland as strongly as they are felt on the coast. (Hurricane Sandy impacted 24 states)

Because life on the coast comes with obvious risks thanks to the likelihood of a hurricane, it’s very to be familiar with how hurricanes cause damage.

These are the common causes of storm damage from hurricanes:

One: Storm Surge

Storm surge affects the coast most directly. This weather event happens because wind pushes more and more excess water toward the shore with nowhere for it to go. Eventually, all that water piles up far higher than the predicted tide level. Then it shoves onto the shore and even inland. Storm surge is powerful enough to damage buildings, roads, and other structures.

Two: Floods

Hurricanes cause floods in two main ways: rainfall and storm surge. Both have the ability to cause floods to happen across a wide geographical area. Rainfall from hurricanes can spread farther than 100 miles from where the hurricane landed. A tropical storm does not even have to be classified as a hurricane to cause destructive and widespread rain and floods.

Three: Wind

Hurricane wind can reach speeds anywhere between 74-155 miles per hour. This wind is powerful, fast and destructive. Hurricane winds can knock down power lines and trees, carry debris far and wide, and even cause a domino effect of damage. Roofs can be lifted from homes.

Storm damage can spread wide, especially on the coast. There are several precautions that you can take to prevent storm damage, such as adding weather resistant features to your home. Every home, office, and vehicle should include an emergency preparedness kit.

Cleaning up in the aftermath of a storm can be overwhelming and dangerous. Call SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (813) 819-8609, for help from the leading experts in storm damage restoration.

We're highly trained storm damage specialists!

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

Extreme weather has a high potential of causing damage to your property. A storm can involve anything from violent winds and rain, to hair or snow. What does this mean for you? Storm damage! Broken windows, caved-in ceilings, and flooded homes are all major issues victims face. Although this can be scary (and expensive), SERVPRO professionals have the qualifications to stop storm damage in its tracks. Here’s how we do it.

Who Fixes Your Storm Damage Issue?

SERVPRO professionals are some of the most highly trained property damage restoration experts in the country. Our staff is skilled in the arts of fire damage restoration, mold damage restoration, storm damage restoration, and much more. So, when you call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch, you know that we’ll get the job done.

We scale our resources to the size of any disaster event, and we’re fast to respond. What does this mean for you? Less storm damage, and more money saved!

How are SERVPRO Professionals Trained?

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the foundation of all SERVPRO professionals’ training. The IICRC is a major international certification organization. Inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries use its standards as a baseline for quality, premium work.

At SERVPRO, we use IICRC training, but raise the bar of quality with our own employee certification training. This is a self-paced program which covers Crew Training, Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, and much more. All of these skills have one goal behind them: make sure that victims of storm damage and other disasters are able to return to a normal life.

Learn more about our repair and restoration techniques here.

Tackle Storm Damage the SERVPRO Way

Experienced professionals can be hard to come by during a storm, as storm damage becomes more common and people scramble to save their homes and property. When a storm strikes, call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. Backed by a national system of over 1,700 franchises, we get you the resources you need quickly before a single storm destroys everything you’ve worked hard for. Get the help you need now.

How Do I Eliminate Offensive Odors?

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

What’s that smell? When you are hit with a major disaster like a storm, water damage and storm damage are likely the first things that come to mind. And although both of these issues are important to tackle as soon as possible, there is one more issue disaster victims have to deal with: offensive odors. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch offers odor removal services which may just be what you need.

Signs you may need odor removal

You might have already read some articles online about how to address horrible smells in your home. Common suggestions include using baking soda, coffee grounds, and apple cider vinegar on the offending area in order to absorb and eliminate the smells.

For smaller issues, this just might work. However, the odors caused by water damage or storm damage can be particularly stubborn. When an offensive odor issue is very persistent, you may find that simple sprays or opening the window just isn't enough. In fact, nasty smells just seem to linger and won’t go away. In such a case, you should contact us as soon as possible for odor removal. The worse the smell, the more dedicated we are to get rid of it!

Why Choose SERVPRO for Home Odor Removal?

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is a leader in the cleanup and restoration industry. Our professionals not only get the highest quality of education, but they also have years of industry experience. Odor removal is something which we can respond quickly to. A fast response means less potential damage to your property, and far fewer costly repairs. Once our professionals arrive, they will use a variety of products and procedures designed to remove those odors as fast as possible. That means easy breathing for you!

Not to mention, SERVPRO will help you with the insurance claims process, which means less reading through bureaucratic red tape. Interested in getting help quickly? Contact us through our 24/7 service hotline.

Storm damage doesn't have to be stressful.

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A storm generally involves violent winds, hail, and snow. Sometimes, there can be a storm without violent winds, but that is when the rain, hail, or snow are violent enough to be considered a storm. Any extreme weather has the potential to cause damage to property, but storm damage is a unique issue.

What to do if you’ve been hit by a storm

You should always prioritize your safety! Is it safe to stay in your home? There might be some electrical hazards from cut wires or damaged property which can be an issue. In the case of water damage from a storm, don’t use your household appliances or other electricity until professionals arrive.

Experienced professionals can be hard to come by during a storm, as storm damage becomes more common and people scramble to save their homes and property. When a storm strikes, call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. Backed by a national system of over 1,700 franchises, we get you the resources you need quickly before a single storm destroys everything you’ve worked hard for.

What does SERVPRO do about storm damage?

Being a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is always close by and ready to respond to disaster events. Our water and storm damage specialists work hard to get your property back to pre-storm conditions as fast as possible. We do this by using advanced equipment and drying techniques which have been staples of the trade for years.

Every one of our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. In the event of major storm damage, it is a relief to get IICRC certified men and women on the ground as soon as possible. What’s more, we document everything that we do so that you can rest easy. It doesn’t matter how complex the job seems- our professionals have the know-how to save your property.

What To Do After a Fire

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

After a fire breaks out in your home, you might feel lost and unsure how to proceed. It can be extremely overwhelming to deal with post-fire damage. Insurance companies, fire departments, city inspectors, mitigation specialists, and contractors will probably all be involved in the process. All of this can leave you feeling a little lost. 

However, if a fire does occur in your home, it is important to handle the situation carefully and correctly in order to protect you and your family, your possessions, and your home itself. Here are some things to keep in mind if you find yourself dealing with a house fire: 

Do Not Enter Your Home After a Fire

Until the fire inspectors have given you permission to reenter your home, do not go inside the building. The structure of your home could be comprised, and the fire department will need to make sure it is safe for you to reenter. Even if the fire department has deemed your home safe to reenter, you might need to also get permission from your insurance company. Sometimes your insurance claim could be impacted or even denied if you reenter before they have cleared you to do so. 

Once you are cleared to reenter the building, keep in mind that soot is extremely irritating to airways and eyes. You should wear protective gear when you step inside the burnt structure. And finally, do not turn on any source of electric, gas, or water until inspectors and the fire department tell you it is okay to do so. 

Contact Your Insurance Agent

Regardless of the size of your house fire, it is important to contact your insurance agent as soon as possible. Obviously, you will want to start repairs right away, but your insurance agent will need to be notified before you can begin those repairs. In addition, your insurance agent can help you with the financial ramifications of your house fire. Some policies offer funds to help cover alternative housing, day-to-day expenses, and replacement of personal items due to a fire. 

Secure a Place to Stay

After a fire, you will need to find a place to stay. If the damage is minor, you might only need a place for a short amount of time. However, if your home is destroyed or sustained extensive damage, you will need to secure long-term housing for you and your family while you work with your insurance agent, inspectors, and contractors to determine the best course of action. 

Review Your Possessions

If you did not sustain a total loss from the fire, you might still have possessions inside the home that are undamaged. Once you are cleared to re-enter the structure, you should plan to remove those items right away to avoid becoming the target of looters. Creating a catalog of your home’s contents with pictures of items prior to or after the fire will help with your insurance claim process. If possible, gather receipts or write down the make, model, and serial numbers of larger items such as appliances or electronics. These records will help make your claim process much smoother. 

Fire Damage Restoration

Experiencing a house fire is stressful. Here at SERVPRO, we want to help alleviate a little of that stress for you. Once you have called your insurance agent, make sure your next call is to SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria at (941) 792-7715. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience needed to restore your home due to fire and smoke damage. Throughout the process, we will treat your family and property with care, respect, and empathy.

5 Causes of Commercial Water Damage

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage can destroy more than just your physical property. It can also destroy your company’s revenue for a period of time and pose a health risk to customers and employees if the water damage is not handled properly. Mitigating the water damage quickly is critical in order to minimize its impact on your business. 

The most common five causes of commercial water damage are: 

1. Storm Damage

Severe weather from hurricanes, thunderstorms, and flash floods can cause significant water damage to your property. Before a storm hits, make sure that your building is prepared for possible severe weather. Keeping your gutters cleaned out and free of debris is an extremely important part of being prepared for a potential storm. In addition, it is important that your property has a functioning drainage system to help water drain away from your building. 

2. Roof Damage

While high winds or heavy rainfall can cause roof damage, your roof can also be damaged due to improper roof maintenance, such as missing shingles or cracked caulking. If a large tree branch or a tree trunk falls onto your roof, it can cause structural damage as well. At the same time, heavy rooftop equipment—common with commercial buildings—can create entry points for water intrusion due to missing screws, punctures from maintenance tools, and ventilation panels not being 100% waterproof when hard, driving rain occurs. 

3. Broken Pipes

Commercial water damage due to broken or damaged pipes is extremely common, unfortunately. Due to the pipes usually being inside walls, floors, or ceilings, it can be difficult to identify the exact issue or even where the leak is occurring within your building. Water damage professionals, such as ourselves here at SERVPRO, can help you find the leak with leak detection tools and equipment. If you notice any signs of water damage with an unknown cause—water stains on walls or ceilings, loose tiles, and musty or moldy smells—call a professional right away in order to keep the damage from spreading even further within your building.

4. Leaking Sprinkler Systems

Like broken or leaking pipes, your building’s sprinkler system can also cause water damage due to leaks. Inspect your system regularly to help avoid potential leaks. By routinely checking your sprinkler system and keeping an eye out for wet carpet or walls, you have a better chance of finding a leaking sprinkler system before it creates bigger problems in your walls or ceilings. 

5. Window Damage

Broken windows or windows that are not sealed properly can allow water or moisture to seep into your building. This could be the result of poor installation or a lack of maintenance. It is important to routinely check to make sure that your windows are not cracked and the sealant is still in place and undamaged. 

Do You Have Water Damage?

If you do have commercial water damage occur, call SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria at (941) 792-7715. Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours, and neither do we! Our team provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.

4 Ways to Avoid a Kitchen Fire

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Appliances are necessary components of a properly functioning, usable kitchen. We need them to be able to cook and prepare food properly. As with any electrical or gas source, proper care must be taken with these elements in order to prevent a kitchen fire from breaking out.   Here are four key steps you can take to prevent a kitchen fire in your own home:   Clean Your Appliances Regularly  ?Keeping your kitchen appliances, big and small, clean and in good repair is essential to preventing a kitchen fire. Remove grease buildup from your cooktop, interior oven walls, and exhaust hood (along with its filter). Make sure to empty the crumbs from your toaster on a consistent basis. Replace appliances with frayed cords. If your appliance is not working the way it should be, have it repaired by a certified appliance repair company.   Keep Towels Away from the Cooktop ?Fabrics of any sort are fire risks if stored or even placed for a moment too close to the cooktop. Do not leave kitchen towels, pot holders, dish rags, or paper towels beside the cooktop. Even your apron can be flammable. Make sure that when you remove it, you place it far away from the cooktop. If a burner is left on accidently or a towel is left too close to a pan while cooking, these fabrics can quickly ignite and cause a kitchen fire. ? Do Not Put Metal in the Microwave?You probably know not to put metal into a microwave. However, knowing can be easier said than done. When you are hurrying to get food warmed up or are on the phone and distracted while trying to get dinner on the table, these are the times that you might forget to remove a foil cover or the metal serving spoon before putting a dish in the microwave. In addition, the takeout containers that contain aluminum might easily slip by and get placed in the microwave. All of these are fire hazards! Always double check what you are putting in the microwave before you turn it on.? Be Careful with Grease?Too much grease in a pan can be extremely dangerous due to grease splattering all over your heat source along with the potential to ignite a grease fire. To avoid this, try to minimize the amount of oil or grease in your pan. Never leave a cooking pan unattended. While this is true for any form of cooking, it is particularly important if you have oil or grease in your pan. If the oil catches fire, you need to react quickly to suffocate the grease fire with a metal lid, baking soda, or salt. ? Fire Damage Restoration Regardless of how careful you are, accidents can still happen. If you’ve experienced a kitchen fire or fire of any sort in your home, reach out to us here at SERVPRO. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. Throughout the process, we will treat your family and property with care, respect, and empathy.