Recent General Posts

When should your drapes be cleaned?

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

General When should your drapes be cleaned? draperies to be cleaned

SERVPRO of North Sarasota excels at cleaning fine fabrics and intricate pieces using wet or dry cleaning methods as required.We carefully inspect and test fabrics to determine which of our System’s five cleaning methods is best suited to your fabrics. We use state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for cleaning fine fabrics. 

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When Should My Drapes Be Cleaned?

A good rule-of-thumb is to clean drapes approximately every two years. A recent survey by SERVPRO disclosed that the average customer believes drapes should be cleaned when they look dirty. Depending on your heating system, the amount of smokers in the home, and other factors, drapes may not show soil for two to six years. The oily atmospheric soil will gradually cause the fabric to deteriorate. Often, direct sunlight is unjustly blamed for this. You may triple the life of your draperies through professional cleaning, which is relatively inexpensive compared to replacement costs.

Professional Cleaning

When your draperies need cleaning, make certain they are dry cleaned ONLY. Only a small percentage of materials can be laundered. If in doubt, call us for advice. Be discriminating in your choice of professional dry cleaners. Some cleaners have equipment designed for clothes cleaning, while others have equipment specifically designed for draperies.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota has an exclusive process of dry cleaning draperies right in your home. There’s no need to have your home or office exposed while your draperies are out being cleaned. We inject a specially formulated solvent into your drapery under pressure and extract the chemical, leaving your drapes clean. This special process results in no damage or shrinkage to the material. Most importantly, you will get quality cleaning at a reasonable price.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota Partners with CAI in Golf Tournament

4/7/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Sarasota has partnered wth CAI during it's annual Golf Tournament hosted at the Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club.

SERVPRO of North Saraosta teams up with other local franchises to sponsor the HOLE IN ONE putting contest.  Contestant are to donate a fee to play in the contest. These teams of four gather around the whole an speculate what and how they will make that hole in one.

At the end of the event SERVPRO will give half to the HOLE IN ONE contest winner and the other half of the proceeds will be to benefit the CAI College Scholarship Fund. Usually the contest winner donates their winnings back to the Heritage Golf Club so their charity can benfit for the full winnings of that day.

Little Piece of Heaven

2/8/2016 (Permalink)

General Little Piece of Heaven Little Piece of Heaven- Red Velvet Cookie bites

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease baking sheets

Combine in a large bowl:

Red Velvet Cake Mix

2 Eggs

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

2 Teaspoons of Lemon Juice

Blend with a wooden spoon until smooth

Combine in a small bowl 

8 ounces of cream Cheese

1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract

1/2 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of all purpose flour

Blend until smooth

Shape dough into 1 inch ball

Flatten in the palm of your hand 

Dab cream cheese into the center of the dough

Roll the dough so it goes around the cream cheese and reforms into a ball.

Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets

Bake 8 to 9 minutes, until the edges are set.

Thank you to SERVPRO of Waltham for this recipe. We love the fact that even though our franchises are not close that we can still go to each other for helpful information.

Twas The Night Before Christmas- SERVPRO Style

12/21/2015 (Permalink)

General Twas The Night Before Christmas- SERVPRO Style Twas The Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night before Christmas SERVPRO Style

Twas the night before Christmas, when all were at home,
No phones were ringing, not even a pay phone.
The technicians were waiting at the office with care,
In case an emergency, we soon would be there.

The franchises were closed for the holiday cheer,
While only emergency crews were waiting near.
The owners at home pulling doubles at that,
while I just came home wanting to nap.

When of course from nowhere out came a ringing,
My phone goes off a ring a ding dinging.
And out to the door I flew like the Flash,
Put on SERVPRO gear and grabbed my food stash.

Being midnight it was dark and weary
The moon was a glow, which made it quite cheery.
Pulling up to the office and what should appear,
My boss and his truck like Santa’s reindeer.

With him as the driver I knew we’d be fast,
gathering our gear for the moments to last.
More rapid than tigers our technicians they came,
Our boss whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Jason! Now Jamie! Now Taras and Paulo!
On, Brian! On Michele, On Tessa and then go!
To the back of the warehouse! To the back of the wall!
The technicians drove away! They drove away! Drove away all!"

As quick as our carpets clean as they dry,
When they meet with an obstacle, Even tall as the sky.
So up to the house stoop our technicians they flew,
With a truck full of equipment, and owner Jeff too.

And then, in snap, I heard near my face,
Turning on a few fans and one big/ Huge DH.
As I drew on my sheet, and was turning around,
I see down the hall, the technicians they found.

A spot on the roof pouring water down to the floor,
The technicians they shouted, NO WATER, NO MORE!
As Jeff grabbed some fans he had placed by the wall,
And he looked and saw the roof was about to fall.

His eyes-how they widened! His face wasn’t merry!

He knew that the Home owners saw this as scary!


As quick as we got there we set up our space
As the home owners frown turned to a smile on their face.

The hose to extract he held in his hands,
And the guys they placed down more fans.
A few more DH’s and fans were the chatter,
The noise may be bothersome, but drying such matter!

The clients were happy with the thoughtfulness and cheer
and knew who to call for emergency water removal this year.
A wink of his eye and a nod of his head,
Soon let the clients know they had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And extracted the water, to find mold where they lurk.
Then placing the hose down, and remediating more
he finished the job to head out the door!

He sprang to his truck and our crew gave a show,
And yelled “When an issue arises call SERVPRO”.
As our technicians gathered and drove out of sight,
They wished them well…. A Merry Christmas, good-night!

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

12/2/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial 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

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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:

SERVPRO of North Sarasota Continues to Educate

9/3/2015 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of North Sarasota Continues to Educate Paulo, Brian and Taras taking a break from a three day training course

Just recently we sent two of our technicians Taras and Paulo, as well as our office manager, Brian to an IICRC-Water Restoration course provided by SERVPRO of South Sarasota. The more we know the better we will be for our local community when a disaster strikes.

IICRC stands for Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It is recognized internationally as a knowledgeable industry voice and resource for any business to educate and train employees on water restoration practices. 

Being IICRC Certified helps to immediately identify the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries’ most skilled and dedicated technicians and businesses.