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SERVPRO and the Sarasota Police Department Team Up!

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro with SPD officers Thank you Letter from the Sarasota Police Department for our complimentary Services.

Recently SERVPRO North Sarasota provided disinfecting & sanitizing at NO CHARGE to Sarasota Police vehicles due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

The SERVPRO crew setup shop in the Sarasota Police Dept private garage. Once there they sprayed a mist of disinfectant using SERVPRO and EPA approved agents for Covid-19 as well as other germs and viruses. 

The department was appreciative and sent a letter thanking us. 

But it was our honor to assist the 1st responders during their work to keep them safe while they keep us safe!

Let SERVPRO North Sarasota disinfect and sanitize your work place, whether it be a vehicle, office or common area during this difficult time.

Call us at 941-365-4514 and allow us to help you and your space!

SERVPRO of North Sarasota Celebrating 17 Years of Service!

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro trucks parked near tree SERVPRO Trucks Parked Near trees and grass

We get it selecting a restoration company can be a very stressful, and difficult decision. For most people it's something they never want to think about because it will never happen to them. While this can be true, it's nice to have a plan just in case.  

Now when it comes to pricing, the human population has it right we are all the same. However, quality and trust is what you want to factor in. You want a company that you can count on to be there at a moments notice, while still having that peace of mind. 

Here at SERVPRO of North Sarasota, that is something we can guarantee. We have been serving the North Sarasota area for more than 17 years with our quality and trust. As a local franchise we are able to assist within a moments notice. Which means if your house if flooded we will be at your doorstep to help in any way possible. 

Kitchen Fires Can be disastrous

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire Kitchen Fire

Each year, from 2014 to 2016, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated average of 188,800 cooking fires in residential buildings.

Cooking was, by far, the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries.

Confined fires, generally smaller fires, accounted for 91 percent of residential building cooking fires.

In 83 percent of nonconfined cooking fires in residential buildings, the fires were limited to the object or room of fire origin.

The leading specific factor contributing to ignition in nonconfined cooking fires in residential buildings was unattended equipment (40 percent).

Smoke alarms and automatic extinguishing systems (AESs), 67 and 8 percent respectively, were present in nonconfined cooking fires in occupied residential buildings.

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

  • 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.
  • Reached more than 1.1 million children through preparedness programs.

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.

Flood Season is coming

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

flood image image of flood

Prepare NOW

  • Know types of flood risk in your area. Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center for information.
  • 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.
  • If flash flooding is a risk in your location, then monitor potential signs, such as heavy rain.
  • Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response.
  • Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets. Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.
  • Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect and can protect the life you've built. Homeowner’s policies do not cover flooding.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
  • Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.

24 Emergency Service

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.

Professional Carpet Cleaning!

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO CLEANING CARPET SERVPRO cleaning carpet

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet. IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today. SERVPRO of North Sarasota is ready to serve you.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning? Call Today 941-365-4614

Keep Your Pets Safe During Emergencies!!

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Dog looking at small boy through window Remember pets are part of the family too!!

Get a Kit of pet emergency supplies.Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water.

Food: Keep at least three days of food in an airtight, waterproof container.

Water: Store at least three days of water specifically for your pets, in addition to water you need for yourself and your family.

Medicines and medical records: Keep an extra supply of medicines your pet takes on a regular basis in a waterproof container.

First aid kit: Talk to your veterinarian about what is most appropriate for your pet’s emergency medical needs. Most kits should include cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution. Include a pet first aid reference book.

Collar with ID tag, harness or leash: Your pet should wear a collar with its rabies tag and identification at all times. Include a backup leash, collar and ID tag in your pet’s emergency supply kit.

Crate or other pet carrier: If you need to evacuate in an emergency situation take your pets and animals with you, provided that it is practical to do so.

A picture of you and your pet together: If you become separated from your pet during an emergency, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you in identifying your pet. Include detailed information about species,breed, age, sex, color and distinguishing characteristics.

Familiar items: Put favorite toys, treats or bedding in your kit. Familiar items can help reduce stress for your pet.

Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614

SPD and SERVPRO of North Sarasota Community Partners

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Letter and cleaning crews SERVPRO North Sarasota says Thanks!

Recently SERVPRO North Sarasota provided disinfecting & sanitizing at NO CHARGE to Sarasota Police vehicles due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

The SERVPRO crew setup shop in the Sarasota Police Dept private garage. Once there they sprayed a mist of disinfectant using SERVPRO and EPA approved agents for Covid-19 as well as other germs and viruses. 

The department was appreciative and sent a letter thanking us. 

But it was our honor to assist the 1st responders during their work to keep them safe while they keep us safe!

Let SERVPRO North Sarasota disinfect and sanitize your work place, whether it be a vehicle,office or common area during this difficult time.

Call us at 941-365-4514 and allow us to help you and your space!

“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

mold job sites pictures Allow SERVPRO North Sarasota to clean your space of mold!

What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of North Sarasota has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (941) 365-4614

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota keeping You safe!

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

cleaning people with facemasks and gloves SERVPRO of North Sarasota adhering to CDC guidelines for facemasks and gloves! Keeping you in mind!

We wanted to keep our first responders safe during this Covid-19 pandemic. Sarasota Police Dept is out and about keeping us safe. So we wanted to "keep them safe".

SERVPRO of North Sarasota is using CDC guidelines when working in your house or business. All of our products are EPA approved for Covid-19 sanitizing. Let us do the same for you! 

During our recent cleaning and sanitizing for Sarasota Police Dept. and carpet cleaning at the Van Wezel Performing Arts center our IICRC trained technicians are using face masks, protective gloves and social distancing to keep you safe!

Whether it be an in-house estimate, carpet cleaning, water mitigation or whatever your predicament you have, know that we will always keep you safe! 

Call today at 941-365-4614 for your free estimate!

SERVPRO North Sarasota: Here in Your Community. Here to Help.

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Scenic image with SERVPRO logo SERVPRO Here to help

Responding during difficult times is what we do, it’s who we are and what we know. Right now, during this most unprecedented moment SERVPRO of North Sarasota share with you, we continue to answer the calls of our neighbors who need us most.

Our onsite IICRC technicians and project managers are using the proper six foot social distancing and respirators and face masks when entering your "space" whether it's you home or business.

Our business remains open to you as our employees and services are essential during this coronavirus pandemic. If your home or business is in need of cleaning and sanitizing, or any of our core water and fire services, give us a call at 941-365-4614. We are here and ready to serve.

How much Mold does your home have?

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

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. Some times we will refer out to another vendor to get testing done before and after SERVPRO of North Sarasota remediates.

By testing for mold you can tell if there is an unhealthy level of spores in your house and find out if any allergies you might have are from mold or something else. Mold testing after removing mold can be useful after you've had mold removed from your home. Through testing you can make sure that the mold removal was a success.

There are 3 different testing methods: 1) indoor air quality to test for mold spores, 2) the AC/heating mold sampling tests the air from a forced air heating and air conditioning unit, and 3) surface mold sampling which test mold that is already growing on a surface.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

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

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A FLOOD THREATENS

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding

Prepare NOW

  • Know types of flood risk in your area. Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center for information.
  • 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.
  • If flash flooding is a risk in your location, then monitor potential signs, such as heavy rain.
  • Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response.
  • Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets. Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.
  • Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect and can protect the life you've built. Homeowner’s policies do not cover flooding.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
  • Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.

24 Emergency Service

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.

Smoking is a leading cause of home fire deaths.

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

It is important for smokers to know the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe from fire. Put these fire safety messages into your own words when talking to people about smoking and fire safety on social media.

  • Smoke outside. Many things in your home can catch on fire if they touch something hot like a cigarette or ashes. It is always safer to smoke outside.
  • Put cigarettes out all the way. Do this every time. Don’t walk away from lit cigarettes and other smoking materials. Put water on the ashes and butts to make sure they are really out before you put them in the trash.
  • Be alert. Do not smoke after taking medicine that makes you tired. You may not be able to prevent or escape from a fire if you are sleepy or have taken medicine that makes you tired.
  • Never smoke around medical oxygen. Medical oxygen can explode if a flame or spark is near. Even if the oxygen is turned off, it can still catch on fire.
  • Never smoke in bed. Mattresses and bedding can catch on fire easily. Do not smoke in bed because you might fall asleep with a lit cigarette.
  • Put your cigarette out in an ashtray or bucket with sand. Use ashtrays with a wide base so they won’t tip over and start a fire.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? 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.

Kitchen Fires

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires happen

Each year, from 2014 to 2016, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated average of 188,800 cooking fires in residential buildings.

Cooking was, by far, the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries.

Confined fires, generally smaller fires, accounted for 91 percent of residential building cooking fires.

In 83 percent of nonconfined cooking fires in residential buildings, the fires were limited to the object or room of fire origin.

The leading specific factor contributing to ignition in nonconfined cooking fires in residential buildings was unattended equipment (40 percent).

Smoke alarms and automatic extinguishing systems (AESs), 67 and 8 percent respectively, were present in nonconfined cooking fires in occupied residential buildings.

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

  • 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.
  • Reached more than 1.1 million children through preparedness programs.

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.

Clean Carpets

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Clean Carpets

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet. IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today. SERVPRO of North Sarasota is ready to serve you.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning? Call Today 941-365-4614