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Experts Can Help With Mold In Lakewood Ranch

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

Mold In Your Bradenton Home

Mold loves moisture, and your bathroom inevitably has a lot of it. How, then, do you keep mold growth from occurring around your toilet, sink and tub? While water is used daily in your bathroom, you can still keep the room dry enough to avoid water damage and the subsequent mold problem by engaging in regular, preventative maintenance.

Recognizing a Mold Problem

Mold prevention is the ideal scenario, but most people discover the need for prevention as the result of an existing problem. There are many areas of a bathroom where mold can thrive:

Inside the cabinet under the sink

In bathtub grout

In the caulk where the baseboards meet the floor

Around faucets

Near drains

Mold grows in many textures and colors, but if you see a dark fuzzy growth or a collection of spots where there were none before, you probably have a mold problem. Mold remediation specialists in Bradenton, FL have techniques to take care of the problem and the water damage that likely led to it.

The experts at SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch are highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Preventing a Mold Problem

Mold growth requires moisture, so the first step in mold prevention is minimizing your bathroom's humidity. Air vents help air circulate, and circulation helps keep moisture from gathering on surfaces. Drying your shower or bathtub with a towel after every use also inhibits the growth of mold. If the air in your bathroom remains humid, you can use a dehumidifier to dry it out some more. Replace anything damaged by mold, such as caulking, to stop the spread of the growth.

Mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch can help you deal with an existing mold problem, but it's even better to prevent a problem from happening in the first place. If you fix water damage as soon as it happens and take precautionary steps to limit the humidity of the room, you can probably avoid mold problems in your bathroom.
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Bringing In Trained Professionals When You Suspect Mold In Lakewood Ranch

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Once you discover mold in your business, a mold cleanup is usually your first move. While you may think it’s a good idea to grab a bottle of bleach and scrub any sign of the mold away, in the long run this can cause more problems than it helps. Mold spores are like a fine powder and can be easily carried on the wind or brushed off onto clothing.

To avoid this, most professionals in mold remediation practice something called containment. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch technicians are trained and certified.

Professional Containment in Bradenton

If you’re planning on a mold cleanup, you should always have a professional with experience at the ready. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333

To make sure that there is no cross-contamination, you need the right tools and knowledge to stop the mold from spreading. A professional service has the knowledge to make the process run smoothly.

Benefits of Containment

Containment is an effective way to prevent mold from spreading during the restoration process. It has multiple benefits:

• Quick restoration time
• Lower property damage
• Reduced liability
• Lower risks

For all these reasons, containment tends to be first choice.

The Containment Process

First, mold specialists will seal their work area to keep the mold spores from escaping to the rest of the building. They can do this by setting up plastic sheets or hard walls to make the space airtight. After this, they may use something known as negative air containment.

This works by taking blower fans and using air pressure machines to draw in clean air while forcing the contaminated air outside. Once the air purification is accomplished, the area can be cleaned and vacuumed.

When it comes to mold in your Lakewood Ranch, FL business, it’s best to have proper mold cleanup. Keep in mind that scrubbing the fungus from your walls isn’t always enough. Sometimes you need a professional remediation service, especially when it comes to using the right tools to remove mold contamination. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333

Carpet Cleaning Confusion

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

A carpet cleaning device is shown on a carpet Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery.

After many years in the restoration business, we have learned over the years that carpet cleaning is the subject of much confusion. In fact, people have so many misconceptions about carpet cleaning that we offer this consumer education message so when you select a carpet cleaning company, you can make an informed, intelligent decision.

Misconception #1: You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet.

NO! Dirt is an abrasive - like sandpaper. Every time you step on the carpet, you grind dirt into your carpet fibers. This cuts your carpet, just as if you had used a knife, causing it to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. And while vacuuming helps, by itself it is simply not enough. Then longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.

Misconception #2: The only reason to clean carpets is to get out the dirt.

NO! As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution cigarette smoke, car exhaust -- and hundreds of other chemicals. When you and your family members come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up -- you guessed it -- in your carpet.

If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems -- one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, and chemicals in your carpet.

If you're sensitive to cigarette smoke, you might find that you'll breathe easier after you hire a professional to get those harmful chemicals out of your carpet.

So in addition to getting rid of dirt, another important reason to clean your carpet is to get rid of pollens, fungus, bacteria, chemicals and the tars and residue from tobacco smoke.

Misconceptions #3: One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another.

NO! Unfortunately this is not true. You can choose from two primary methods: Dry cleaning or hot water extraction.


Many people believe that dry cleaning your carpet is like dry cleaning your clothing. This is not true. All carpet cleaning methods use water to clean. Some methods use more water than others. “Dry Cleaning” for carpets should really be called “Low Moisture Cleaning”. Here are three methods of dry cleaning carpet.

Dry Foam

When a carpet cleaner uses dry foam, he applies shampoo to your carpet, allow it to dry, and then sucks the dried shampoo chunks into a vacuum. Can you imagine applying shampoo to your hair, allowing it to dry and then removing the shampoo from your head with a vacuum? This method can leave a residue in your carpet, which is one reason dry foam is not very effective, however a new spin on dry foam called ENCAPSULATION cleaning is quite effective. It utilizes a crystallizing detergent to suspend and capture soil particles in an acrylic polymer which actually CAN be vacuumed out. It is a cost effective maintenance method for commercial carpets.

Bonnet Cleaning

The Bonnet Cleaning method is similar to dry foam. The major difference is that when bonnet method is used, the company sets a large cotton bonnet on your carpet. Using a machine, the bonnet spins from side to side, absorbing the dirt that's in the carpet. After the bonnet is saturated with dirt, another cotton bonnet is applied. Bonnet cleaning is like trying to use a large towel to rub the dirt out of your carpet. It can, however be effective on glue down or commercial carpets.

Dry Compound

The dry-compound method spreads an absorbent mixture made of recycled corn stalks. It looks like wet sawdust all over your carpeting. Then the machine brushes the mixture into the carpet, which in theory causes dirt to absorb into the mixture. Once the mixture has dried, a vacuum cleaner sucks the residue out of the carpeting. However, vacuuming does not remove all the residue, which accumulates over time between the carpet and pad. Because the carpet is not rinsed in any way, this method is not very effective.


The second carpet cleaning method is called “hot water extraction”. This is a fancy way of saying that a hot water cleaning solution under high pressure is forced into the carpet and then sucked out of the carpet. This method is also referred to as steam cleaning even though steam is not used.

Shaw Industries, the world's largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water extraction and you can choose from two different types: Portable extraction, which is done with a small machine. Or truck mount extraction which means the large cleaning machine is mounted in a truck or van.

Misconception #4: Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly.

NOT TRUE. Many companies own hot-water cleaners -- but a many company employees don't know how to use them. You probably know someone who bought the newest computer on the market -- but didn't learn how to use it for a year or more. The same is true with carpet cleaning machines. The company you are considering may own good equipment, but the employees may not know how to use it correctly. This is why it's important that you choose your carpet cleaner carefully.

The best carpet cleaning companies are those that have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, known as the IICRC. A carpet cleaning company cannot buy this certification. The carpet cleaner must earn the certification through study, experience and the successful completion of formal, written examinations.

Cleaners who are certified by the IICRC have, in effect, earned a degree in carpet cleaning. In addition to IICRC training all SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch carpet techs are required to complete a proprietary SERVPRO course training in production and safety.

The IICRC provides written credentials to the companies it certifies. So before you choose a carpet cleaner, ask to see written proof of the company's IICRC certification. All certified technicians are required to carry an IICRC certification card with them.

Misconception #5: The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should hire.

MAYBE -- but not always. Here are two important points to consider.

Point #1:

The price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed. Before you select a company, decide what you want to accomplish. If you want the carpet cleaner to remove only some of the dirt, you can choose from hundreds of companies that use small shampooers or other cleaning methods. Or, you can even rent a machine at the grocery store and do the job yourself.

On the other hand, if you want your carpet thoroughly cleaned -- if you want to remove the harmful dirt, bacteria, pollens, chemicals and tobacco residues -- then you need to hire a company that uses a hot water extraction unit mounted in a truck. This is the only way to assure that your carpet remains healthy and free from dirt, disease-causing bacteria, and hurtful chemicals. If you want the best, most powerful cleaning available. SERVPRO has powerful portable extraction units that we use for high rises and other places our truck mounted machines cannot be used. We offer the same quality assurance, however it just takes us more time.

So remember that the price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed.

Point #2:

The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay. Many homeowners have learned that the low price they saw advertised was not the amount they were charged.

And if you've ever hired a carpet cleaner, you too may have been the victim of false or misleading advertising. You probably learned the hard way that some carpet cleaners offer a cheap price -- usually between $3.95 and $9.95 per room -- and then pressure you into paying a lot more once they get inside your home. Some of them may even break the law by using unethical bait and switch tactics.

As in all businesses and professions, the carpet cleaning industry has its share of bad apples. I take no pleasure in telling you this, but some are unethical -- and, sadly, a few are dishonest. By their misleading advertising and false promises, they cast a dark shadow on our entire industry.

Then you'll find other carpet cleaners -- professionals like us who work hard to earn your trust and respect.

As a way of improving our profession, we take a lot of time to educating the public in our industry’s best practices. The only way you can make an intelligent decision is to have all the facts you need. This is why we are engaged in writing this article and many others for your home or business.

Misconception #6: Any honest carpet cleaning company should be able to give you an exact price quote over the telephone.

I wish this were true, but it isn't. Consumers often think that if they want to clean four rooms and the price is $6 per room, then the price will be $24. But most often if it seems too good to be true it is.

First, honest, most reputable carpet cleaning companies usually price carpet cleaning by the square foot. So if you'd like us to tell you the exact cost of cleaning your carpet, we need to know the exact number of square feet that you want cleaned. You'll be glad to know that the carpet area to be cleaned is not nearly as great as most people think. For example, if you want your entire home cleaned and your home is 2000 square feet,

the amount of carpeting to be cleaned might be only 1200 square feet. This is because most home measurements are outdoor measurements. Plus we deduct the area taken up by walls, room dividers and the like. The result is that the actual area to be cleaned is usually only about 60% of the square footage of the home.

So even though we can't always give you an exact quote over the telephone, here are things we consider when quoting a price.

First, the type of carpet: Certain types of carpet are harder to clean than others. So before we can give you a quote, we need to know the type of carpet you want cleaned.

Second, the amount of soiling: Carpet that hasn't been cleaned for ten years will take longer to clean than carpet that was cleaned within the last six months.

Third, the amount of furniture that has to be moved: If we have to move your furniture, the bid must include that labor.

To recap, we consider the type of carpet, the amount of soiling, and the amount of furniture that has to be moved. So, as you can now imagine, every quotation is different.

If you're thinking about having your carpets cleaned, I offer these four recommendations:

Recommendation #1: Make a commitment to yourself to get your carpets cleaned. The longer they remain dirty, the sooner they'll wear out. Plus the longer you have to breathe all the pollens, fungus, chemicals and dust mites that live in your carpet.

Recommendation #2: Consider your objectives. Do you want only the dirt removed, something you could do with a rented machine. Or do you want the bacteria, fungus and chemicals removed, which will require a hot water truck mount cleaner, like I use.

Do you want to work with an honest, reputable company -- or are you willing to risk working with the company that offers you the lowest price -- knowing that company might not be in business tomorrow.

Recommendation #3: Ask questions. The way you learn about a company is to ask specific questions and listen carefully to the answers. Here are the questions I suggest you ask:

1. What method of carpet cleaning do you recommend?

2. What type of equipment do you use to clean carpet?

3. What does your equipment remove from my carpet?

4. How often should I get my carpets cleaned?

5. What training have you had in cleaning carpets?

6. Are you a member of any trade associations and, if so, which ones?

7. Are you certified by the IICRC and will you show me your certificate?

Recommendation #4: Once you're satisfied that you're working with an honest, competent professional, invite him into your home and ask for a specific quotation in writing. A written quotation gives you the assurance that you know exactly what your job will cost -- no surprises.

By following these four recommendations, you'll gain all the information you need to make an informed, intelligent decision. If you want a quick, cheap carpet cleaning job, many companies in the phone book can help you. Or you can rent a shampooer and do the job yourself.

But if you want your carpeting to be completely and thoroughly cleaned, then I invite you to call SERVPRO of East Manatee County. In addition to 24/7 emergency services like water damage, fire damage restoration, mold mediation, and bio hazard cleanup, we are your local experts in carpet and floor care.

Give us a call, we are here to help. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch 941-747-2333.

Is Your Business Ready If There's An Unexpected Emergency?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Disaster Planning For Your Bradenton Business

Creating a disaster preparedness plan ensures that your employees have the tools and the knowledge to know what to do if a disaster should occur.

Making a Plan

Spending the necessary time designing a protocol to follow during a disaster can save lives and thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Make it a priority to develop a plan and share the details with your staff. Another planning best practice is to review your disaster protocol monthly or quarterly to update it with any changes.

There are numerous emergencies your business should have a preparedness plan in place for, including:


Severe weather, including thunderstorms 

Other natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes

Human-caused hazards, including accidents or acts of violence

Technology-related issues like power outages and equipment failure

If there is no emergency plan in place for your business, things could get even more stressful quickly regardless of whether the emergency is man-made or from a natural disaster.

You should make sure that safety training and familiarization of emergency preparedness plans are included in the company onboarding process, team-building activities and continuing education opportunities. By working with your employees to familiarize them with proper safety protocol and emergency procedures, you’re not only giving them the tools to protect themselves, but you are also setting them up to help protect guests/visitors and the business itself.

Where to Start

When beginning to set up an emergency plan for your business, make an evaluation of the possible scenarios that are most likely to occur—even those that are highly unlikely but could still happen. After all, it’s better to prepare for all the worst-case scenarios and not be caught off guard.

There are plenty of online resources to help guide you through this process, including, the American Red Cross, FEMA and the CDC.

Also make sure to conduct a business impact analysis (BIA), which will help predict the potential effect a disaster may have on your business. This would include lost or delayed sales and income, increased expenses from repairs, and delayed implementation of business plans. Don’t forget to make sure that you have a crisis communications plan in place, as well.

Once that plan has been developed and put into place, it is important that you go over it and practice with employees. Reviewing and rehearsing various scenarios can help ensure the process remains fresh in their minds and can help employees feel more empowered.

Disaster can strike when you least expect it, but by being prepared and having a plan in place, your business will be better suited to handle whatever may happen. If the worst should happen and your business is damaged, know that SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Ellenton Home

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Inside of a home is shown after a fire with badly burned walls SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch can help after a fire.

Significant fire damage in Ellenton can be an emotionally and economically draining experience.

Residential property owners find themselves caught up in tasks like temporary relocation, reassuring family members, salvaging personal possessions, and working with their insurance companies.

While all of these acts are necessary, it's equally important for you to contact a team of professional fire damage restoration experts like SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch once a fire from a natural disaster or otherwise has occurred on your property.

After Fire Damage to Your Ellenton Property, Call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch for Help

Structural damage the heat from the flames can cause substantial destruction to numerous areas of your property in Ellenton. This damage will frequently result in the destruction of your property's infrastructure, such as electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, not to mention the actual building materials of your house.

The fire damage will be exacerbated by water damaging effects from the fire extinguishing. Residue smoke and fire produce acidic residue that can cause dangerous chemical reactions. These chemical reactions will continue until you have the residue removed. If the residue is not removed quickly, it can cause long-standing problems on your property.

For example, the residue can cause your paint finishes to start flaking off and then lead to corrosion and rust.

We proudly serve our local communities and are ready to help 24/7. Call us. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333

Is Your Water Heater Trying To Tell You Something?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Hearing odd noises from your water heater can make you wonder if you have a serious problem. Knocks, taps, rumbles, hums and crackles can leave you wondering if your unit is about to have a major issue.

Some noises are more troublesome than others. Check out these top reasons you might be hearing strange sounds from your water heater.

" Sediment Buildup: Sediments may pile up around the heating tubes of your water heater. When the heating elements are off, water gets trapped below the sediments. As the elements turn back on, a cracking or popping noise starts when the water is forced through the buildup.

Cleaning the elements may help you fix this problem. 

" Loose Elements: Electric water heaters usually have elements installed vertically in the tank. As water flows around the part, a humming noise may be caused. Tightening the element can reduce the noise.

" Temperature Change: If the water in the heater cools down, you may hear a tapping or ticking noise in the heater. This is common and shouldn't concern you.

" Open Valves: Most valves to your water heater should be open. If one is not fully opened, you may hear a screeching sound. You can fix this issue by checking to make sure all of the valves at the heater and at the water lines are open all of the way.

" Sediment Movement: If the sediment buildup in your unit is stirred up, it can produce a rumbling noise. A simple solution would be to do a water heater flush. If you clean the unit with a de-liming mixture, you may see even better results.

The noises you hear in your Bradenton, FL water heater may give you warnings of your maintenance and replacement needs.

If you hear a sound that you can't figure out, remember that many of the noises are nothing to worry about. If it makes you feel better, you can call in a professional for help. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.

Fire Damage and Sensitive Electronics

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Cleanup in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch

   After a fire in your home, the damage from smoke, ash, soot, flames, heat and water can be overwhelming. Fires can be devastating and leave you feeling helpless.  Our professionals are experts at guiding you through the process to restore your home or business. SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.  As you start your fire cleanup, you might discover damaged electronics. Whether your devices and equipment can be recovered depends on the situation. Some electronics fare better than others.  Factors to Consider  Many different factors come into play. Here are some things to consider when assessing the damage:  • How exposed was any circuitry or wiring? 
• Where were the devices located in relation to the fire? 
• Were they subjected to high heat? 
• Did they suffer water damage? 
• If they were exposed to water, were they plugged in at the time?  Suggestions  Unplug all of your electronics. Even if they are turned off, a small amount of power is being used while they are inactive. By unplugging them from the wall, you stop the flow of electricity completely.  After a disaster, resist the urge of trying to turn on any of your electronics. Turning them on could cause further damage. If they are recoverable, they may need to dry or be cleaned properly first. Fire cleanup should include your electronics, large and small. Smoke damage can leave an oily residue that can disrupt functions or cause an electrical short.  It is important to be able to quickly access your warranty information. There is a chance that your electronics are gone for good, but they may still be covered by a warranty.  Types  Smaller electronics tend to have a higher rate of recovery. These include personal items like tablets, cell phones, personal computers, small appliances, flash drives and external hard drives. They still need to be handled properly to increase the likelihood of a full recovery.  Fire cleanup professionals may need to handle bigger electronics. These include servers, printers, copiers and large appliances. For devices that contain valuable information, like hard drives, you might want to prioritize data recovery.  

Call The Experts For Help

  Cleaning up after a fire is an extensive project. As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition. SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.

Cleaning Up After A Fire in Bradenton

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch

When your property is subjected to fire, you will likely experience discoloration in areas such as your bathroom tiles, furniture, appliances, and walls. Other areas of your property may also be affected. Within a matter of days, the discolorations and etching can become permanent. Immediate drying and cleaning of your house lessen damage.  Fires leave behind unpleasant odors due to the smoke and soot they entail. Unfortunately, the smoky smells are resistant to removal. However, the fire and smoke damage experts from SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch have the industry leading equipment, training, and experience necessary to eradicate the odor promptly. We will use a broad range of techniques, such as deodorizing fog, to accomplish this objective. 
Take Effective Action Immediately 
There's nothing more disconcerting and disorienting than Ellenton fire damage to your residential property. While you may be inclined to despair in the face of fire, you don't have to. Instead, you should take effective action immediately to ensure that your property is restored with speed, safety, and cost-effectiveness. The team to call for professional, stress-free fire restoration services is SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. Our IICRC-certified technicians, along with our participation with your insurance company, will mitigate costs and get you back home "Like it never even happened." 
We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists
We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your property in Ellenton, Palmetto, and Parrish back to pre-fire condition. 
Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician 
Odor Control Technician 
Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician 
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SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch
We proudly serve our local communities and are ready to help 24/7. Call us. (941) 747-2333

When You Have Commercial Damage Call The Experts

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Every building is susceptible to damage from a storm, and the structure that houses your business in Lakewood Ranch, FL is no exception. When the winds rage and the floodwaters rise, you need a business continuity plan to keep you up and running until you can be fully functional again. While insurance may pay for restoration professionals to repair your building, it does not guarantee your income or sustain your relationships with your customers. The following steps can help you accomplish the latter.  

1. Analyze the impact the storm damage has on your business. When flooding occurs, the first thing you need to do is identify the essential elements of your business and the resources that you need to keep them functional. Resources can include but are not limited to the following:  

• Space 
• Technology 
• Records 
• Equipment 
• Employees  

2. Project a timeline to implement your plan. Information is vital for keeping both employees and customers informed about your continuity plan. Once you have identified what needs to be done for the critical functions of your business to continue, you must decide when and how the plan will proceed.  

3. Establish your transition team. As with any new phase in a company’s development, you need a team of people to help you take it from how it functioned before the damage occurred to how it is going to operate while repairs are being made. This team helps you focus on what is necessary to keep your business going.  

4. Train your team. Your new mode of operation may be a challenge for your team. Training is important to make sure everyone understands the plan and is on the same page. It can also boost team camaraderie and help them understand strategies for recovery. 
Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. 
Damage from natural disasters does not have to signal the end of the line for your business in Lakewood Ranch, FL. With a strong continuity plan and the means to implement it, you can still serve your customers during the restoration process. 
SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

What Businesses Need To Know About Fire Restoration

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Files Related to Business are shown SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. We offer remediation services that will get your commercial offices back in good condition

Small business owners can face many challenges as they get their companies growing, and one of them is a Lakewood Ranch commercial fire. However, learning more about how to handle fires can help you preclude your business's physical facility from going up in flames. Get the information you need regarding fires by reading the outline that appears below:

Fire Prevention
One of the best ways to prevent commercial fires in Lakewood Ranch is to develop a disaster prevention plan. This plan can work for fires as well as hurricanes, floods, and other types of natural disasters. To attain effective strategies for the procedure, it's a good idea to contact the local authorities and acquire their tips and tricks for fire prevention. One technique that should be a part of your fire prevention plan is keeping candles out of the workplace. Additionally, you should make sure that you don't overload your electrical outlines. Instead, use multiple outlines and surge protectors.

Fire Insurance
In addition to implementing sound fire prevention techniques, you need to invest in fire insurance. The majority of property insurance policies will offer some coverage when fires transpire, but they will typically not cover all the costs. For this reason, be cognizant of what your policy will cover and make sure that you attain 100% coverage. Also, review your policy each year. In most circumstances, it may be beneficial for you to add supplemental insurance. Keep in mind that the property policy can not cover some documents and valuables, so these items will need to be covered individually.

Fire Damage Recovery
Because a Lakewood Ranch commercial fire can happen at any time, it's important for your small business to have a disaster recovery plan in place. This plan should detail all the steps that will be taken following a catastrophe. The policy should also include contact information for vendors, clients, and employees. You should also be sure to list alternative locations and methods for completing business transactions.

Call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch Immediately 
Although it's important to utilize prevention strategies to decrease your property's susceptibility to damage, there is still a chance that a fire may impact your business. For this reason, it's important that you know who to call for fast, effective fire damage restoration services. The company to call is SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. We offer excellent, convenient remediation services that will get your commercial offices back in good condition quickly. Contact one of our friendly customer service representatives today at (941) 747-2333

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire emergency event. When commercial fire damage we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (941) 747-2333