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ERP...Emergency READY Profile

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial ERP...Emergency READY Profile ERP...Emergency READY Profile

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614, "Like it never even happened."

WHEN DAMAGE THREATENS THE FAIRFIELD INN AT LAKEWOOD RANCH, THERE’S ONE NUMBER IT REACHES FOR.

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial WHEN DAMAGE THREATENS THE FAIRFIELD INN AT LAKEWOOD RANCH, THERE’S ONE NUMBER IT REACHES FOR. Drying out the hall way after the fire sprinklers went of.

The hospitality industry answers to numbers. So does the one company it calls on when fire or water damage strikes. The #1 Choice in Commercial Cleanup and Restoration.

AT SERVPRO of North Sarasota we understand that keeping your guests satisfied is your top priority, and you can rest assured that you are ours.

When disaster strikes at a hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible.

Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head or a natural disaster, we work to efficiently isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can continue normally, and guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact. Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance teams to prioritize spaces and make sure that all areas are restored to your complete satisfaction.

Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614, Like it never even happened.

Saving Floors From Water Damage And Mold

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Saving Floors From Water Damage And Mold Saving Wood Floors

Injectidry's High Pressure drying systems are specifically developed to target high risk areas of hidden moisture such as: walls and ceilings, even those coated with watertight finishes like PVA paint and vinyl wallpaper coverings, double-sheeted fire walls, party walls, sound barriers, insulation, walls behind cabinets and fixtures and floors. Active Hoseline allows the setup to be safer during the drying process. The blue tape you see on the walls is marking where the moisture levels were taken. The levels of moisture were documented during the drying procedure so the technicians know when the wet areas are dry. The system is set up to blow air through the small injectors into the wall cavities. Air scrubbers are used in the room to keep the air clean while drying.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota is your Fire & Water- Cleanup & Restoration company 24-hours 7-days a week. Call 941-365-4614

Faster to the Disaster- Make it Like it Never Even Happened.

About Mold

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation About Mold Mold on Floor Board

Molds can gradually destroy the things they grow on.

You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth.

Places that are often or always damp can be hard to maintain completely free of mold. If there’s some mold in the shower or elsewhere in the bathroom that seems to reappear, increasing the ventilation (running a fan or opening a window) and cleaning more frequently will usually prevent mold from recurring, or at least keep the mold to a minimum.

Absorbent or porous materials, such as ceiling tiles and carpet, may have to be thrown away if they become moldy. Mold can grow on or fill in the empty spaces and crevices of porous materials, so the mold may be difficult or impossible to remove completely.

When water leaks or spills occur indoors - ACT QUICKLY.

If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will not grow.

If You See Signs of Mold, SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614

About Our Mold Remediation Services

Prevent Home Fires

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Prevent Home Fires http://www.SERVPROnorthsarasota.com/blog/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

Home fires are preventable! The following are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent a tragedy.

Cooking

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
  • Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of 3 feet around the stove.
  • Position barbecue grills at least 10 feet away from siding and deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.

Smoking

  • Smoke outside and completely stub out butts in an ashtray or a can filled with sand.
  • Soak cigarette butts and ashes in water before throwing them away. Never toss hot cigarette butts or ashes in the trash can.
  • Never smoke in a home where oxygen is used, even if it is turned off. Oxygen can be explosive and makes fire burn hotter and faster.
  • Be alert - don’t smoke in bed! If you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine that makes you drowsy, put your cigarette out first.

Electrical and Appliance Safety

  • Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
  • If an appliance has a three-prong plug, use it only in a three-slot outlet. Never force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or extension cord.
  • Immediately shut off, then professionally replace, light switches that are hot to the touch and lights that flicker.

Portable Space Heaters

  • Keep combustible objects at least three feet away from portable heating devices.
  • Buy only heaters evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • Check to make the portable heater has a thermostat control mechanism, and will switch off automatically if the heater falls over.
  • Only use crystal clear K-1 kerosene in kerosene heaters. Never overfill it. Use the heater in a well-ventilated room.

Fireplaces and Woodstoves

  • Inspect and clean woodstove pipes and chimneys annually and check monthly for damage or obstructions.
  • Use a fireplace screen heavy enough to stop rolling logs and big enough to cover the entire opening of the fireplace to catch flying sparks.
  • Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed.

Children

  • Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching children that fire is a tool, not a toy.
  • Store matches and lighters out of children's reach and sight, preferably in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children unattended near operating stoves or burning candles, even for a short time.

More Prevention Tips

  • Never use stove range or oven to heat your home.
  • Keep combustible and flammable liquids away from heat sources.
  • Portable generators should NEVER be used indoors and should only be refueled outdoors or in well ventilated areas.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota – (941) 365-4614

For more detailed fire safety tips visit www.ready.gov

When thunder roars, go indoors!

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When thunder roars, go indoors! Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota Today (941) 365-4614

It’s that time of the year. Summer comes with rain. Rain comes with thunder storms and lightning. Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms. Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can:

IF YOU ARE UNDER A THUNDERSTORM WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY

  • When thunder roars, go indoors!
  • Move from outdoors into a building or car.
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings.
  • Unplug appliances.
  • Do not use landline phones.

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A THUNDERSTORM THREATENS

WHAT TO DO NOW: Prepare

  • Know your area’s risk for thunderstorms. In most places, they can occur year-round and at any hour.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Identify nearby, sturdy buildings close to where you live, work, study, and play.
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home.
  • Consider buying surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system to protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices.

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota Today (941) 365-4614

You Can Trust SERVPRO!

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage You Can Trust SERVPRO! SERVPRO of North Sarasota

It doesn’t just take a hurricane or flood to cause damage but every day to day appliances we use can. Everyone has a toilet, dishwasher, washing machine, air conditioner, water heater and/or more. Each one of these can cause a water damage in your home. If you encounter a water damage call SERVPRO of North Sarasota so we can get to the water issue before it gets any worse. Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to preloss condition, doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of North Sarasota is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped.

24-Hour Emergency Service

In our business, you need us fast! The sooner we arrive, the better the chance we can reduce damage and save money. SERVPRO of North Sarasota is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Trained, Uniformed Professionals

A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO® Professional will walk you through the job process and then work quickly to restore your property to preloss condition whenever possible.

Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota at 941-365-4614

SERVPRO of North Sarasota Helping Create a Family Hurricane Readiness Plan

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of North Sarasota Helping Create a Family Hurricane Readiness Plan Be Prepared

A hurricane on the way can be frightening for everyone, especially children and teenagers. Going over your emergency plan now can help ease some of their fears, and give everyone the confidence that he/she will know what to do in the event of a storm.

  • Have a family meeting about the weather conditions. Explain why you’ll need to stay safe at home or evacuate as the storm nears.
  • Locate and agree on a safe room (or safe areas) in your home. Move pillows, flashlights, batteries, food and other hurricane supplies to that area.
  • Gather necessary medicines, glasses/contact lenses, a first aid kit, and items for children such as baby formula and diapers. Keep them handy.
  • Come up with an escape route from your house.
  • Decide on a rendezvous point where everyone can meet in case you’re separated during the storm.
  • Write out contact information for family members. Include work and school, meeting locations and emergency services.
  • Decide on a family contact who lives out of town or out of state, so all family members have a single point of contact in case of emergency. Make sure everyone knows this person and his/her phone number.
  • The Department’s Emergency Contact Information (ECI) program allows Floridians to securely register contact information online at https://services.flhsmv.gov/eci/ and in driver license offices. DHSMV Executive Director Terry Rhodes says the information can only be accessed by law enforcement in times of emergency. There is no fee to register.
  • Make sure a young child knows his/her name, address and home phone number.
  • Post emergency phone numbers near your phone and explain when and how to call 911.
  • Decide what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate. Make a plan for your pets - don’t leave them behind.
  • If there’s a chance you’ll evacuate, pack in advance, and allow children to pack one special item for comfort, such as a stuffed animal.

Any questions please call SERVPRO of North Sarasota at 941-365-4614.

24 hours 7 days a week SERVPRO of North Sarasota Emergency Service

Very Happy Customer that We Rescued

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Very Happy Customer that We Rescued Home Flooded

I highly recommend that you hire SERVPRO of North Sarasota for any disaster. They go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of. They are very professional, thorough and caring. I’m a 95 year old lady and woke up Sunday morning to my house being flooded. I called SERVPRO of North Sarasota and they came immediately to rescue me. They held my hand through the entire restoration process. I was a bit shell shocked from the disaster but SERVPRO of North Sarasota was the calm I needed. I am so thankful to SERVPRO of North Sarasota.

-Monique H. Sarasota, FL.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota

Any questions please call SERVPRO of North Sarasota at 941-365-4614.

What is mold?

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is mold? Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota at 941-365-4614

Molds are various types of fungi (singular = fungus) that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming spores that can travel through the air. The term mildew is sometimes used to refer to some kinds of mold, particularly mold in the home with a white or grayish color or mold growing in shower stalls and bathrooms. Mold may grow indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments. Mold can be found in essentially any environment or season.

The most common types of household mold that are found indoors include Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus. Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as Stachybotrys atra and sometimes referred to as "black mold") is a greenish-black mold that can also be found indoors, although it is less common than the other types of mold found in homes. Stachybotrys grows on household surfaces that have high cellulose content, such as wood, fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. There are types of mold that can grow on substances as different as foods and carpet.

Molds reproduce by forming tiny spores that are not visible to the naked eye. Mold spores are very hardy and can survive under conditions in which mold cannot grow, such as in dry and harsh environments. These spores travel through outdoor and indoor air. When the mold spores in the air land on a surface where moisture is present, mold can then start to grow.

Outdoors, molds play a role in the decomposition of organic material such as dead trees, compost, and leaves. They are most common in damp, dark areas or areas of decomposing plant life. Indoors, mold is often found in basements or shower stalls. Indoor mold in residential areas has the potential to cause health problems and can destroy surfaces and objects where it grows.

If you see mold call SERVPRO of North Sarasota at 941-365-4614.