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Wood Floor Moldy

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Wood Floor Moldy Moldy Floor

We wanted to bring up this mold story. SERVPRO of North Sarasota had a client that called us due to mold within their carpet. Once we started removing the carpet we noticed that what was harboring below the mold stained carpet... It was actually a nice wood floor underneath. The carpet and wood floor created such a living space for mold that it ended up rotting the wood floor. So much in fact the mold was almost eating away at the floor making it a very soft spot on the floor.

With the insurance claim, SERVPRO of North Sarasota had to remove the whole wood floor to remediate the mold that was growing so we could start taking action.  Because this was an insurance claim the client is now able to purchase new wood flooring that will be installed sometime this week.

Got Mold Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota @ 941-365-46914

After the Storm Comes Mold

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After the Storm Comes Mold Water follows the path of least resistance

Your home should be your place of rest. But when water begins leaking – even small leaks in areas you can’t see – your home could quickly become a source of stress. The possibility of harmful mold, rot and unseen damage may affect the value of your home and the health of loved ones.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota understands how disruptive water damages can be for your entire family and will help ensure the water is identified, regardless of where it hides. That’s why we offer 24-hour emergency response by trained, uniformed restoration professionals. With top-of-the line equipment and time-tested cleanup and restoration techniques, SERVPRO of North Sarasota has the expertise to help make your house feel like home again.

After all, when it comes to your home and your family, even small disasters can feel like huge problems. So if a water damage occurs in your home, just call your local

SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614.

We’ll be there to help

Save the Wood Floors

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Save the Wood Floors Injectidry

Wood floor in a condo was flooded in their home and water was flowing throughout. They were very worried about the real wood floors. We assured them that with our floor drying system we would be able to dry the wood floors out and bring them back to life.

What you can do until help arrives

Water Tips  |  Fire Tips   |  Biohazard Tips   |  Mold Tips

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.
  • What NOT To Do After Flooding
  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota at 941-365-4614

What is the Home Fire Campaign?

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What is the Home Fire Campaign? Home Fire

Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires. So we set a goal to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the US by 25% by 2020.

On average:

  • 7 people die every day from a home fire, most impacting children and the elderly
  • 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day
  • Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year

Home Fire Safety

Learn how your family can prevent home fires, escape from a home fire in 2 minutes, and recover after a home fire.

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire, early warning from a working smoke alarm plus a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Learn what else to do to keep your loved ones safe!

Top Tips for Fire Safety

  1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  2. Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
  3. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  4. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

After you call 911

Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

Hurricane Harvey

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey near peak intensity prior to landfall in southern Texas on August 25

Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher making landfall in the United States. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 13,000 rescues.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with all those affected by #HurricaneHarvey. SERVPRO® Disaster Recovery Teams, made up of combined personnel and resources from our 1,700+ Franchises nationwide, are mobilizes and ready to provide emergency services in affected areas. Call 1-800-SERVPRO if you're in need. #HeretoHelp

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

Water Damage? SERVPRO of North Sarasota is here for you

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage? SERVPRO of North Sarasota is here for you Water Damage

Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Every job has its restoration process. For our Water Damage we go into select details to make sure we put everything back to make it look “Like it never even happened”.

Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Have Water or Flood Damage? SERVPRO of North Sarasota(941) 365-4614

Related Water Services

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of North Sarasota is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Sarasota community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Building Cleaning Services Team Work

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of North Sarasota is available 24 hours a day to restore your Lakewood Ranch property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,650 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of North Sarasota. You can depend on us to get the job done right and get it done quickly. Our highly trained technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to make your business shine again. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services:

Related Commercial Services

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of North Sarasota has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • 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

Have Questions? Call Today SERVPRO of North Sarasota – (941) 365-4614

Fire Engulfs Home Early Morning

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Engulfs Home Early Morning SERVPRO of North Sarasota checks out home engulfed by fire.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota received an early morning call from homeowners letting us know about a fire that was engulfing their home.  The fire ignighted from one of their collectible corvettes parked in their garage and the fire then spread to the insided of their home.

When we arrived on the scene, firefighters were just cleaning up from the smoke damaged home.  The soot carried throughout the whole 2,500 sqft home and destroyed many belongings and even left no trace of two vehicles on the garage except for the body frame. We were able to assess the area and let the homeowner know that we will do our best to clean up the damaged areas to where it will feel like home again. 

We know how it was to deal with fire damage within a home and the time it will take to get this all squared away.

Call SERVPRO Of North Sarasota 941-365-4614.

What's In Your Walls

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What's In Your Walls Mold found within the wall joints, behind the wall paper that the condo unit has had on the wall for years.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota was conducting a mold inspection and found out that many of the mold issues were coming from within the walls of this condo unit. There had been a past water issue with a cracked pipe and the water was never taken care of properly which resulted in mold growth. The condo unit had years worth of wall paper which resulted in a double layer of protection to make it easier for the mold to grow.

Now, with SERVPRO of North Sarasota conducting the work. We found the issue and were able to remove the drywall and attack the mold right where it was growing.  The customer could not believe her eyes when we showed her just how bad mold can get.

The unit owner was surprised, but happy that we were able to take care of this before it got any worse.

Any mold problems call SERVPRO of North Sarasota.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614 call 24/7

It seems there is a new boat access directly from University Pkwy to the tarmac at SRQ International Airport from this storm.

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage It seems there is a new boat access directly from University Pkwy to the tarmac at SRQ International Airport from this storm. Floods everywhere

Lots of people love the sound of a good strong thunderstorm—but not if that storm is flooding your home or business.  So when water rushes in, keep the damage out by calling the cleanup team that’s faster to any –sized disaster SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614.  That’s where you’ll find the specialist with the experience, equipment and training to help make sure your property is dry the first time.  So when water damage strikes your home or business, strike back by calling the cleanup team the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years at 941-365-4614.  “Like it never even happened.”