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Here To Help During These Difficult Times

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need


During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.


Specialized Training


We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.


The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:


Kitchen/Food Areas
Bathrooms
Schools/Classrooms
Offices
Retail Spaces
Water Fountains
Shelving/Racks
Sales Counters
Carpets and Rugs
Stair Handrails
Elevator Cars
Playground Equipment
Fitness Equipment


Specialized Products


The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.


Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning


If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch can answer your questions (941) 747-2333.

If You Suspect Mold In Your Bradenton Home, Call Us

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

A section of exposed framing is shown where drywall was removed SERVPRO of East Bradenton/ Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 does more than clean up mold infestations; we can help prevent them.

Do you suspect a mold infestation in your home? If so, you need to start the mold removal process immediately. While some gutsy DIY’ers will handle a small mold infestation, it is recommended that homeowners and property owners hire a professional mold remediation team for their Lakewood Ranch home.


Because the mold removal and restoration process takes significant time, resources, and equipment, the vast majority of homeowners simply do not have access to these necessary items. Removing mold from drywall, carpet, air ducts, furniture, insulation, and other areas requires special protective gear, cleaning supplies, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbing fans.

Additionally, all mold-infested items must be disposed of properly to ensure it doesn’t spread.
Areas of the home that are not currently infested with mold can quickly become so if the HVAC system is not shut down and infested areas are not cordoned off with plastic sheeting. Mold spores travel through the air to find a suitable host, and with our hot and humid weather here in the Bradenton area, suitable hosts are not difficult to find. Bathrooms, kitchens, cabinets, closets, and other areas that tend to have high levels of moisture, are all prone to develop and harbor mold.


When tackling mold infestations, it is important to clean all affected areas, preferably in one day. This is a daunting but important task. The reason this is so important is because of the way mold spreads, and how quickly it spreads. Many individuals become frustrated when they spread mold cleanup across multiple weekends only to find it to start to reappear in just a few days.
Our SERVPRO Team has received extensive, professional training and we use only the best tools and cleaning solutions available to fully rid your home of mold.


SERVPRO of East Bradenton/ Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 does more than clean up mold infestations; we can help prevent them. Our team has the skills, expertise, and tools necessary to effectively restore your home to its pre-disaster shape after storm damage, fire and smoke damage, sewage backups, and other water damage has affected your home. Most mold infestations are caused by improper cleanup after water damage, that is, when best practices and cleanup protocols were not followed.

Water extraction is just the first part of the process; cleaning, disinfecting, drying, and dehumidifying are all key to preventing future mold infestations.


Since mold can begin growing within 48 hours of water damage, it is imperative that you call us immediately. Time is of the essence. We are available 24 hours a day, and we pride ourselves on helping our friends, neighbors, and community members recover when disaster strikes their homes.

Call us today (941) 747-2333 for more information on how we can return your home to a healthy condition, and mold free.

Why Do I Need Trained Technicians To Clean Carpet?

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Three SERVPRO techncians are shown cleaning a carpet with SERVPRO equipment Our technicians are IICRC trained and certified. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333

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 you and your family’s health.

This is best accomplished with trained, certified SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch professionals.


 According to the American Lung Association, if members of your household suffer from conditions that can affect their breathing, such as snoring or asthma, it’s especially crucial that you vacuum your carpets at least three times a week. Beyond vacuuming regularly, you may also benefit from 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 following top three 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.

Toxic airborne gases can adhere to these particles and also get trapped within the carpet. These toxic 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.


2. 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. 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.


3. Carpet cleaning can help prevent mold growth.
Especially in areas with high humidity levels, 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 that can be harmful to your health if ignored for too long.


So hopefully now you are convinced how important it is to keep your carpets clean, it's just as important to chose a professional team, SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is the answer.


Our technicians are IICRC trained and certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.


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.

Clean Carpets And Better Health

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

A bedroom with carpeting is shown SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch – Water Damage, Fire Damage Restoration, Mold Mitigation, and Carpet Cleaning. (941) 747-2333

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. Toxic airborne gases can adhere to these particles and also get trapped within the carpet. These toxic 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.


2. 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.


3. 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 that can be harmful to your health if ignored for too long.


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.

Curious Neighbors and SERVPRO of East Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch Prevent Bad Water Damage From Being Worse

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

A water damaged ceiling is shown with peeling paint and exposed, wet insulation If you have questions about water damage or other restoration issues give us a call today at SERVPRO of East Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch


Neighbors noticed water coming from a Bradenton Condominium unit they went into to action to notify the owner. A leak from a hot water heater caused water damage throughout the home.

That's when the experts from SERVPRO of East Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch got the emergency call. Because they are always ready to respond, with 24/7 emergency service, they got to the home quickly and got right to work.
Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water damage.

From destroyed ceiling to watery carpet the technicians went to work on the restoration.
Following the techniques they learned when they were IICRC certified they systematically began addressing several problems. The Bradenton homeowner was happy with the work, knowing they made the right call.


If you have water damage, you can make the right call as well, SERVPRO of East Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.


As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water-damage condition.


Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water.


If you have questions about water damage, fire damage, mold or other restoration issues give us a call to day at SERVPRO of East Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.

Remember we work with your insurance. For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.

Mold Remediation Really Isn't a DIY Project

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Once you realize that mold is present on your property in Lakewood Ranch, bringing in a professional company SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch.

Do not try to complete the mold remediation process on your own. For small patches of mold, less than 10 feet square on a hard surface like tile, you can probably manage the cleanup yourself. If you're not sure about how much mold you might have call us for advice. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.


In general, homeowners are not aware of the specific health hazards presented by mold. For this reason, they do not know how to clean up the mold without making themselves susceptible to injury or illness. On the other hand, the mold remediation experts from SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch possess the extensive industry experience necessary to complete the restoration process in a safe manner that restores your property.

Specific clothing and gear, along with HEPA filtration, are necessary for the safe removal of mold.


Expertise and having the right equipment is important, but our training really sets us apart.
Our IICRC-certified experts work with skill and expediency to identify and eradicate unwanted mold. Our commitment to maintaining a cutting edge, customer-oriented approach to mold remediation in Lakewood Ranch has made us industry leaders with more than 1,650 franchises in operation. We're ready to make your mold issue a thing of the past. Call us for a complimentary mold inspection.


Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health effects. Mold can spread quickly through your Lakewood Ranch home or business in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


Locally Owned, with National Resources
We live and work in Lakewood Ranch too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. Call for help. (941) 747-2333

In The Restoration Business, What Does A Certification Really Mean?

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Restoration Companies are usually the first to your home or business following significant damage to a home from floods and fires, water damage, sewage backup and other major events.  The job of a restoration company is to clean up the mess and to preserve and protect the home and its contents so that further damage will not occur.


An important distinction between restoration companies is certification.
SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.


The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.


Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.


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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.


 SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch.


We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Locally Owned and Operated
Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333


Whether your East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
Water Damage Restoration
Fire Damage Restoration
Mold Remediation
Storm Damage Restoration
Cleaning Services
Building/Reconstruction Services
Commercial Services


There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Learn more about our commercial services: Call SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 

Storms May Not Be Your Biggest Concern Today, But Maybe Being Prepared Should At Least Be On Your List

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

According to the Nation Weather Service (NWS), About 98 percent of all Presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. As staggering as those numbers are there are solutions to help you through extreme weather.

The NWS has developed the StormReady® Program. 

After the weather has passed, the clean up and restoration process must start right away. SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is the emergency response expert.


In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. Call SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. Mold can arrive in a flood's wake, as moisture left behind has a way of lingering and serving as the perfect setting for growth. 

Call SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 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.

SERVPRO® West Bradenton / Anna Maria is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.


As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.


Call SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (941) 747-2333

Clearing Up The Confusion About Proper Mold Remediation

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is serious and we are too!

Mold can grow quickly in the humid environment we experience here on the Florida Gulf Coast. 

How do I identify a mold problem?
Check the air and surfaces in the area. If you notice a musty smell, then you have a mold problem. Additionally, different types of mold discolor surfaces with black and/or green specks. Look for mold in bathrooms, windows, crawl spaces, air conditioners, ventilation systems, leaky roofs, attics and basements.


Why have I found mold in several areas?
All fungi, like mold, release spores that travel along air currents. Unless a mold-infested area is sealed off, the spores spread throughout a building. Outdoor mold spores can also cling to the surfaces of people, pets and objects.


Why does mold grow in air ducts?
Poor duct maintenance and moisture from humidity or plumbing, wall or roof leaks give  mold spores the perfect dark habitat for growth. The experienced team at SERVPRO East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch use time-tested techniques to remove any mold growth and fix the source of the problem.


Can I use bleach to remove mold?
Liquid bleach is the wrong choice for several reasons: Bleach can't successfully penetrate all surfaces -- especially some porous materials -- and since it is wet it will help any missed mold regrow. Worse yet, bleach can hide a deeply rooted mold problem from a mold restoration and remediation firm like SERVPRO.


Do I need additional testing if I already know that I have mold in my home?
Testing determines the type of mold and the amount of cleaning that must be done to completely restore an area.


Can I use a DIY test kit?
Although DIY kits are inexpensive, they often provide false positive results. They also don't offer the data needed to determine the type of mold or the amount of spores in the air.


How can I remove mold growth and spores from my home?
The best way is to hire a licensed mold remediation firm. Only a qualified and licensed expert, such as SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch, can evaluate the problem and perform the correct tasks to remove mold from the air and surfaces, clean the infested area and safeguard against future growth.

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If you have a mold question or believe you have a problem, please give us a call 941-747-2333.

Professional Cleanup Needed When Sewage Damage Affects Your Lakewood Ranch Home

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

The Proper Steps to Take When Dealing with a Sewage Backup

Sewer damage after a flood in Lakewood Ranch is a serious problem for homes and commercial businesses and can lead to significant property loss. The Professionals at SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch understand that it is important for you to get back to normal quickly. It is important to begin the sewer cleanup process as soon as possible, although you should always wait until the electric and gas lines have been shut off to prevent fires or explosions.

Flooding that is caused by sewage backups should be treated differently than other types of flooding events and requires professional care.  Sewage is considered a biohazard and contains bacteria and viruses which pose a significant health issue if not handled properly. SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch is a certified IICRC firm and has the proper equipment and the certified team to handle the job quickly.

Here are a few of the steps we take when beginning the cleanup process.

Remove any standing water and dispose of the contaminated material

Clean and Sanitize the Flooded Area including:

• Walls

• Floors

• Countertops

• Railings

• Doors

Complete the process by sanitizing the areas and ensuring the area is dry. If the area is not completely sanitized and free of moisture mold can develop causing health concerns and illness. Any items affected by sewer backup including furniture and bedding must go through the sewer cleanup process or disposed of properly

If your commercial kitchen area is affected then all food, including bottled and boxed foods should be thrown away.

Whether dealing with a flooded toilet in your home or a full-scale commercial sewer cleanup job, consider hiring a professional like SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch. We have the proper tools to ensure the job is completed and the area is safe for you and your family.  Call us today 941-747-2333.

Professional Cleanup Needed When Sewage Damage Affects Your Lakewood Ranch Home

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

The Proper Steps to Take When Dealing with a Sewage Backup

Sewer damage after a flood in Lakewood Ranch is a serious problem for homes and commercial businesses and can lead to significant property loss. The Professionals at SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch understand that it is important for you to get back to normal quickly. It is important to begin the sewer cleanup process as soon as possible, although you should always wait until the electric and gas lines have been shut off to prevent fires or explosions.

Flooding that is caused by sewage backups should be treated differently than other types of flooding events and requires professional care.  Sewage is considered a biohazard and contains bacteria and viruses which pose a significant health issue if not handled properly. SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch is a certified IICRC firm and has the proper equipment and the certified team to handle the job quickly.

Here are a few of the steps we take when beginning the cleanup process.

Remove any standing water and dispose of the contaminated material

Clean and Sanitize the Flooded Area including:

• Walls

• Floors

• Countertops

• Railings

• Doors

Complete the process by sanitizing the areas and ensuring the area is dry. If the area is not completely sanitized and free of moisture mold can develop causing health concerns and illness. Any items affected by sewer backup including furniture and bedding must go through the sewer cleanup process or disposed of properly

If your commercial kitchen area is affected then all food, including bottled and boxed foods should be thrown away.

Whether dealing with a flooded toilet in your home or a full-scale commercial sewer cleanup job, consider hiring a professional like SERVPRO of East Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch. We have the proper tools to ensure the job is completed and the area is safe for you and your family.  Call us today 941-747-2333.

We’re Here to Restore Your Property Quickly | SERVPRO® of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Time is a precious commodity when disaster strikes your home or business. There’s no time to waste when your home or livelihood is on the line—you need help right away.

We know how crucial a fast response is, which is why responding faster to any size disaster is more than just a slogan to us.

Why a Fast Response Is Necessary

When it’s your belongings or business on the line, time is not a luxury you have regarding disaster cleanup. This is especially true where water damage has come into play, which can be through various means such as flooding, appliance and/or plumbing failures, storm damage and fire damage, as water is used to put out the fires.

It can only take minutes for water to spread throughout your property, where it saturates everything in its path. Things like the walls, floors, upholstery and your belongings are all fast casualties of water.

The effects of water damage within the first 24 hours include:

  • 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 items spread and stain
  • The arrival of a musty odor

The damage will worsen as time goes on. Between 48 hours and a week later, you could begin to see:

  • The growth and spreading of mold and mildew
  • Swelling and warping of doors, windows and studs
  • Metal beginning to rust and corrode
  • Paint beginning to blister
  • Wood flooring swelling and warping
  • The possibilities of serious biohazard contamination

If left unchecked for over a week, the damage done can dramatically increase the restoration time and costs and can also impact structural safety.

You Can Count on Us

Providing an immediate response to any size disaster is what we are here for! Our fast response times can help minimize the damage and keep the cleaning and restoration costs manageable.

It doesn’t matter what day or time it is, our trained cleanup and restoration specialists will quickly be dispatched to your property or business.

Being a locally owned and operated franchise helps us be close by and ready to respond whenever the call comes in. A major perk of being part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises is that we have access to more resources for the cleanup and restoration projects that may be larger or stem from major storm situations.

Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there—no matter the time or day. The team of highly trained restoration experts at SERVPRO® of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch is available for emergency cleanup and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.