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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Bradenton

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Fires have the power to devastate homes and lives, but what we rarely acknowledge is that they also have the strength to destroy commercial properties just as effectively. If a fire breaks out in your business, you will not only be dealing with the catastrophic damages to your building and equipment, but also smoke damage from the fire. That’s not even to mention the water damage caused by the firefighters as they scramble to douse the flames.

When business owners find themselves in a situation where their property is destroyed by fire, they have two options: hire commercial fire damage restoration specialists, or restore the business by themselves.

Need commercial fire damage restoration now? Call us at 941-747-2333

Protect your commercial property from fire

Fire damage costs business owners more than $2.4 billion dollars each year. That does not include the amount of capital lost during the restoration process. Easing the financial burden through effective methods will give individuals and businesses the flexibility necessary for a flawless fixup.

Before we dive into what is important to have and keep in mind, we should first give you steps you can take in order to maximize the fire security in your commercial building.

Install and update fire detectors: This may seem to be the most obvious of preventative steps, but over 50% of large fires happen in facilities with malfunctional and/or absent fire detectors.

Get accessible fire extinguishers: Make sure there are fire extinguishers easily accessible to any given space in a facility.

Maintain cleanliness in cooking areas: A huge chunk of fires will happen in poorly cleaned greasy areas. Take the time to rid the areas of any potential fire hazards.

Fix and update electrical fixtures: Do not overload the circuitry! Old or damaged fixtures must be replaced.

Taking these four steps alone will significantly reduce the chance of a fire. 

Connect with a professional

Now, on the off chance you find yourself with fire damage, call a professional! Commercial fire damage is a big job that should never be done by an amateur. Professionals will be able to assess the damage and provide you with a quote. Do not wait until the problem gets any worse. You will save time and money by following these steps.

Call Us Today – (941) 747-2333

Water Damage? Here's your first step

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Unlike fire, water damage can happen even with the best preventative measures. A small leak can increase the cost of water up to 10%. Depending on whether or not the leak was caught in time, the damage can silently spread until it is too late. 

Before we begin, let’s go through some preventative measures you can take in order to reduce the likelihood of water damage in your home or office. Do not take the chance! A $20 billion-dollar annual issue is what we are dealing with. Not only must we worry about electrical appliances, but we also need to confront the reality of damage to the structural integrity of a facility or home and mold!

Reduce your chance of water damage

To make sure of the reduced possibility of water damage, you must update water supply lines especially in older buildings. Contact roofing services, even for seemingly small damage! In the chance of rain, water will leak through any small opening causing an unknown scale of damage.

Clean and maintain gutters. If the downspout pipes do not carry water 2ft or more away from the building, get it extended! Also, take note of the vegetation on the property. Tree limbs can cause a lot of damage. Trim some trees for your safety.

In an emergency, the very first action that should be taken is shutting off the water valve. Shutting off all supplies of water to the building will allow you some time to locate and assess the damage. Contact your insurance provider in order for them to properly take the steps necessary for the issue to be resolved.

Do not attempt to remedy the issue on your own! There are a huge range of risks when dealing with water damage. It is best left to those trained for this.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is outfitted with highly trained professionals that can help you get past water damage. Call us at 941-747-2333 today.

Why SERVPRO is Best: Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is not the only company which can do fire and damage restoration. However, it’s the only company that can boast the attributes which makes them the best possible choice. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition. Our team will be at your side step-by-step providing knowledge to navigate through any size fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch are ready to help (941) 747-2333.

How We Respond to Fire Damage

When you experience a fire, firefighters will race to the scene to take it out. However, this leaves extensive water damage, not to mention the fire and smoke damage from the initial emergency. Our SERVPRO professionals are specially trained to restore your home to pre-fire condition – "Like it never even happened." 

Once you call our hotline at (941) 747-2333 and we will send a team with the appropriate equipment and resources to assess the damage. Trained professionals will inspect every corner of your home for fire, smoke, and soot damage.

Since fire damage compromises windows, walls, and roofs, our technicians will board up missing windows and place tarps on damaged roofs. This protects against further damage. Next, specialized equipment is used to clean all restorable items and structures. In the event of nasty odors, SERVPRO technicians can use industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment to remove them.

From there, it's down to repairs. This can take the form of minor restoration repairs, such as replacing drywall or installing a new carpet. More serious repairs such as reconstruction of certain areas of a property will also be evaluated.

For questions or concerns, call us anytime at (941) 747-2333

Your Insurance and Fire Damage

Another benefit of working with SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is that we work with your insurance. Fire damage can leave you feeling helpless, but our experts are there to help guide you through the process and restore your home or business back to its fantastic, undamaged state. Generally, fire damage insurance will cover:

  • Cost of total loss to your home
  • Temporary housing as the property is repaired
  • Cost of repairs to damages inside and outside the home
  • Lost personal possessions
  • Cost of secondary damages due to smoke

Ready for professional fire damage help? Call us through our 24-hour line at (941) 747-2333.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in East Bradenton

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Your business is your livelihood. It shouldn’t be lost due to water! SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Who is Coming to Help?

Our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property to its pre-water-damaged condition – "Like it never even happened." Every SERVPRO technician who will work on your commercial property has gone through IICRC training. They are certified to know the best practices in commercial water restoration. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch also provides our specialists with specialized employee training, franchise training, and continued education. You can learn more here.

How Do We Handle Water Damage?

When you call our 24-hour hotline at (941) 747-2333, we will send in our commercial restoration specialist. He or she will visit your property to locate and tag your utility shut-offs, gather important account numbers and phone numbers, create an emergency plan, and place it all in the palm of your hand. We call this the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, and it can be kept in a binder or accessed on the SERVPRO Ready Plan App.

Once we have all the information we need, we can start with repairs. The majority of water is removed through our specialized vacuum units, which are capable of quickly removing hundreds to thousands of gallons. Your commercial property will then be assessed by our professionals to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your business.

Next, we clean and sanitize all restorable items and structures which have been water damaged. This includes sanitization techniques which remove the strong odors which come with water damage.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

This is the final step in the SERVPRO process. We do minor repairs, such as replacing drywall or installing a new carpet. Some properties are in need of major reconstruction, and we help to provide you with the next steps. We go the extra mile to help you work with insurance to maximize your savings.

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

For more information, check out our Water Damage page.

Why you need to get your ducts cleaned

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial dryer fire Don't let this happen to you. Call SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch.

In 2021, there were 2,900 dryer fires in the US.  This is reported each year and cause an estimated 5 death, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.  See the fire safety tips from FEMA, click here.

According to experts, it is recommended to have your dryer ducts cleaned out twice a year. Call SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch to complete this task for you.

New Year Cleaning and Decluttering For a Fresh Start

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

the words "Start Fresh" in orange in front of a gray background, SERVPRO logo, cleaning supplies in foreground Regularly scheduled home-maintenance and cleaning can curb hazardous, pricey problems in the future like fires and mold growth.

Regularly scheduled home-maintenance and cleaning can curb hazardous, pricey problems in the future like fires and mold growth. Since we are entering the new year, decluttering is a great way to improve the usability of your space—so you can freely undertake your big plans for the year.

More than a tidy environment

One of the easiest ways to declutter your mind is to declutter your home. If untidy environments are stressing you out, we suggest starting small. Pick up the general items around your most used spaces. Wash the dishes, fold the laundry, and make the beds. After the basics are cleaned, tackle the details. 

Deep clean the kitchen:

  • Check for expiration and toss old food and condiments
  • Wipe out refrigerator drawers, cabinets, the microwave, and oven
  • Get rid of cupboard items you don’t use
  • Empty the junk drawer

Main area cleaning:

  • Dust ceiling fan blades
  • Wash baseboards and walls—especially if you have children!
  • Vacuum underneath furniture


  • Wash curtains and linens
  • Rotate and flip mattress
  • Turn all hangers backwards, then when you wear an item, replace the hanger normally—this indicates which items you wear. Toss or donate backwards hanging items after 1 year.


  • Scrub the bathtub walls and don’t forget the shower head
  • Use a drain snake tool or drain liquid to break up stuck hair and scum in sinks and shower

Holiday Purge:

  • For every gift received, get rid of one item
  • Sell or donate décor you didn’t use this season

More technical:

  • Replace air filters every 3 months
  • Check and replace smoke alarm batteries

If you need more in-depth mold, fire, or water damage cleaning, SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch is Here To Help®. We understand not every clean up is quick, easy, or preventable. To inquire about our services, call us today at (941) 747-2333.

Tackle Storm Damage with SERVPRO!

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

When a storm hits, violent winds, hail, snow, and rain are a given. Finding experienced professionals who will respond quickly and protect your property from storm damage, however, is not. Storm damage is becoming more common in Florida, and destroying homes all over the state. As people scramble to save their homes and property, they put their lives on the line.

Instead of taking such a huge risk, why not leave things to the professionals?

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.

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

SERVPRO’s Response to 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.

Every one of our professionals are IIRC-certified, and has gone on to take months’ work of training and courses to solidify their skill. And, unlike some emergency response services, SERVPRO staff is continually educated to keep them up to date on the best way to save your property.

Where Can We Help?

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is a locally owned and operated business. Many of the people who will come to help you in your time of crisis may just be your neighbors! We are proud to be an active member of the Lakewood Ranch community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. The following communities are our first priority:

  • Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • Palmetto, FL
  • Parrish, FL
  • Ellenton, FL
  • Memphis, FL
  • Samoset, FL
  • Waterbury, FL
  • Myakka City, FL

Ready to get professional storm damage help? Give us a call on our 24-Hour line at (941) 747-2333.

We’re available 24/7 for your convenience.

Faster to your East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch Water Damage Event

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage in business SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (941) 747-2333

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch

SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew

Carpet cleaning can improve the appearance

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning can improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of your carpet, but perhaps the most valuable benefit from the process is improving the health of everyone in the home.

According to the American Lung Association, if people in your home suffer from breathing conditions, such as snoring or asthma, it’s important that you vacuum your carpets at least three times a week.

You should also consider having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. If you’re not fully convinced of the benefits of professional carpet cleaning, consider the ways the process leads to a healthier home:

  1. Carpet cleaning eliminates trapped pollutants.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a dirty carpet can retain several sources of indoor air pollutants, including pet dander, cockroach allergens, lead, particle pollution, and everyday dirt and dust. Airborne gases can adhere to these particles and get trapped within the carpet. These gases can be released through everyday activities such as vacuuming and walking across the carpet, which can cause them to contaminate the air in your home.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch cleaning services kills these bacteria through specialized shampooing formulas and can remove deeply trapped pollutants with high-powered vacuums.

  1. Carpet cleaning can clear out dust mite infestations.

Many homes have dust mite infestations, yet most homeowners aren’t aware of the infestation, because the creatures are microscopic. Dust mites themselves aren’t allergens, but they often leave behind feces and body fragments which are. Because of the microscopic size of these particles, they can easily be inhaled when the area is disturbed, which can exacerbate allergies.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch utilizes steam cleaning techniques to deep-clean when performing carpet maintenance work, which exposes your carpet to high temperatures that dust mites can’t survive.

  1. Carpet cleaning can help prevent mold growth.

In areas with high humidity levels, like Florida, dirty carpets are at a high risk of developing mold growth when exposed to moisture.

In precipitous weather, moisture frequently gets tracked into the home and can sink deep in the carpet fibers if not dried and vacuumed immediately. Having your carpet cleaned regularly can prevent mold and mildew growth, because SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch has the high-powered drying equipment that annihilates moisture.

By eliminating moisture, you can prevent mold growth.

We suggest regular cleaning and maintenance of all your carpeting. Vacuum at least three times per week and establish a regular carpet cleaning schedule with our office. For any questions or concerns about your carpets, including area rugs, give us a call at (941) 747-2333.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch – Water Damage, Fire Damage Restoration, Mold Mitigation, and Carpet Cleaning.

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!