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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Bradenton

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Fires have the power to devastate homes and lives, but what we rarely acknowledge is that they also have the strength to destroy commercial properties just as effectively. If a fire breaks out in your business, you will not only be dealing with the catastrophic damages to your building and equipment, but also smoke damage from the fire. That’s not even to mention the water damage caused by the firefighters as they scramble to douse the flames.

When business owners find themselves in a situation where their property is destroyed by fire, they have two options: hire commercial fire damage restoration specialists, or restore the business by themselves.

Need commercial fire damage restoration now? Call us at (941) 792-7715

Protect your commercial property from fire

Fire damage costs business owners more than $2.4 billion dollars each year. That does not include the amount of capital lost during the restoration process. Easing the financial burden through effective methods will give individuals and businesses the flexibility necessary for a flawless fixup.

Before we dive into what is important to have and keep in mind, we should first give you steps you can take in order to maximize the fire security in your commercial building.

Install and update fire detectors: This may seem to be the most obvious of preventative steps, but over 50% of large fires happen in facilities with malfunctional and/or absent fire detectors.

Get accessible fire extinguishers: Make sure there are fire extinguishers easily accessible to any given space in a facility.

Maintain cleanliness in cooking areas: A huge chunk of fires will happen in poorly cleaned greasy areas. Take the time to rid the areas of any potential fire hazards.

Fix and update electrical fixtures: Do not overload the circuitry! Old or damaged fixtures must be replaced.

Taking these four steps alone will significantly reduce the chance of a fire. 

Connect with a professional

Now, on the off chance you find yourself with fire damage, call a professional! Commercial fire damage is a big job that should never be done by an amateur. Professionals will be able to assess the damage and provide you with a quote. Do not wait until the problem gets any worse. You will save time and money by following these steps.

Call Us Today – (941) 792-7715

What to do when you have fire damage

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

House fires can often be difficult, potentially devastating events for any family on both a financial and emotional level. After such an emotional event, it can be difficult to know the next steps to take. If you ever find yourself in this difficult situation, having these concerns in mind can steer you in the right direction.

Pressing Concerns

First, consider if your safety is threatened by staying in the house. From there, be sure that any activities you undertake won’t put your safety at risk. Take precaution to avoid electrical hazards and potentially dangerous falls, as well as making sure to be careful with wet materials, as these can be surprisingly heavy.

These are just a handful of the actions you need to take after a fire. The most important decision is to call a SERVPRO professional who will make sure everything is done efficiently. Call (941) 792-7715 now.

Actions to Take Following a Fire

After a fire, there are a number of measures you should take to limit fire damage. First you should do your best to keep your space clean, by using petroleum jelly or oil to clean and protect chrome, cleaning houseplants (making sure to get both sides of their leaves), avoiding excessive movement while in your home to prevent spreading soot, and washing your hands to prevent getting furniture and walls dirty. With this done, your next moves should entail changing your HVAC filter, covering carpets and furniture with towels or linens, covering air registers with cheesecloth, and finally, emptying and opening your fridge and freezer while the electricity is turned off. 

Actions to Avoid Following a Fire

Some actions following a fire may leave you worse off, rather than helping you. One crucial mistake to avoid is not seeking help from the right professionals. Cleaning electrical appliances  which have been exposed to fire, heat, or water should be done by a repair service. Cleaning walls, carpet, or furniture should be left to a restoration service like SERVPRO. Connect with us at (941) 792-7715.

Why SERVPRO is Best: Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Brandon / Anna Maria is not the only company which can do fire and damage restoration. However, it’s the only company that can boast the attributes which makes them the best possible choice. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition. Our team will be at your side step-by-step providing knowledge to navigate through any size fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria are ready to help (941) 792-7715.

How We Respond to Fire Damage

When you experience a fire, firefighters will race to the scene to take it out. However, this leaves extensive water damage, not to mention the fire and smoke damage from the initial emergency. Our SERVPRO professionals are specially trained to restore your home to pre-fire condition – "Like it never even happened." 

Once you call our hotline at (941) 792-7715 and we will send a team with the appropriate equipment and resources to assess the damage. Trained professionals will inspect every corner of your home for fire, smoke, and soot damage.

Since fire damage compromises windows, walls, and roofs, our technicians will board up missing windows and place tarps on damaged roofs. This protects against further damage. Next, specialized equipment is used to clean all restorable items and structures. In the event of nasty odors, SERVPRO technicians can use industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment to remove them.

From there, it's down to repairs. This can take the form of minor restoration repairs, such as replacing drywall or installing a new carpet. More serious repairs such as reconstruction of certain areas of a property will also be evaluated.

For questions or concerns, call us anytime at 941-792-7715

Your Insurance and Fire Damage

Another benefit of working with SERVPRO of West Brandon / Anna Maria is that we work with your insurance. Fire damage can leave you feeling helpless, but our experts are there to help guide you through the process and restore your home or business back to its fantastic, undamaged state. Generally, fire damage insurance will cover:

  • Cost of total loss to your home
  • Temporary housing as the property is repaired
  • Cost of repairs to damages inside and outside the home
  • Lost personal possessions
  • Cost of secondary damages due to smoke

Ready for professional fire damage help? Call us through our 24-hour line at (941) 792-7715.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in West Bradenton

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Your business is your livelihood. It shouldn’t be lost due to water! SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Who is Coming to Help?

Our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property to its pre-water-damaged condition – "Like it never even happened." Every SERVPRO technician who will work on your commercial property has gone through IICRC training. They are certified to know the best practices in commercial water restoration. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria also provides our specialists with specialized employee training, franchise training, and continued education. You can learn more here.

How Do We Handle Water Damage?

When you call our 24-hour hotline at (941) 792-7715, we will send in our commercial restoration specialist. He or she will visit your property to locate and tag your utility shut-offs, gather important account numbers and phone numbers, create an emergency plan, and place it all in the palm of your hand. We call this the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, and it can be kept in a binder or accessed on the SERVPRO Ready Plan App.

Once we have all the information we need, we can start with repairs. The majority of water is removed through our specialized vacuum units, which are capable of quickly removing hundreds to thousands of gallons. Your commercial property will then be assessed by our professionals to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your business.

Next, we clean and sanitize all restorable items and structures which have been water damaged. This includes sanitization techniques which remove the strong odors which come with water damage.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

This is the final step in the SERVPRO process. We do minor repairs, such as replacing drywall or installing a new carpet. Some properties are in need of major reconstruction, and we help to provide you with the next steps. We go the extra mile to help you work with insurance to maximize your savings.

Ready to tackle water damage? Call us at (941) 792-7715.

For more information, check out our Water Damage page.

Why you need to get your ducts cleaned

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial dryer fire Don't let this happen to you. Call SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria.

In 2021, there were 2,900 dryer fires in the US.  This is reported each year and cause an estimated 5 death, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.  See the fire safety tips from FEMA, click here.

According to experts, it is recommended to have your dryer ducts cleaned out twice a year. Call SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria to complete this task for you.

New Year Cleaning and Decluttering For a Fresh Start

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

the words "Start Fresh" in orange in front of a gray background, SERVPRO logo, cleaning supplies in foreground Regularly scheduled home-maintenance and cleaning can curb hazardous, pricey problems in the future like fires and mold growth.

Regularly scheduled home-maintenance and cleaning can curb hazardous, pricey problems in the future like fires and mold growth. Since we are entering the new year, decluttering is a great way to improve the usability of your space—so you can freely undertake your big plans for the year.

More than a tidy environment

One of the easiest ways to declutter your mind is to declutter your home. If untidy environments are stressing you out, we suggest starting small. Pick up the general items around your most used spaces. Wash the dishes, fold the laundry, and make the beds. After the basics are cleaned, tackle the details. 

Deep clean the kitchen:

  • Check for expiration and toss old food and condiments
  • Wipe out refrigerator drawers, cabinets, the microwave, and oven
  • Get rid of cupboard items you don’t use
  • Empty the junk drawer

Main area cleaning:

  • Dust ceiling fan blades
  • Wash baseboards and walls—especially if you have children!
  • Vacuum underneath furniture

Bedrooms/Closets:

  • Wash curtains and linens
  • Rotate and flip mattress
  • Turn all hangers backwards, then when you wear an item, replace the hanger normally—this indicates which items you wear. Toss or donate backwards hanging items after 1 year.

Bathrooms:

  • Scrub the bathtub walls and don’t forget the shower head
  • Use a drain snake tool or drain liquid to break up stuck hair and scum in sinks and shower

Holiday Purge:

  • For every gift received, get rid of one item
  • Sell or donate décor you didn’t use this season

More technical:

  • Replace air filters every 3 months
  • Check and replace smoke alarm batteries

If you need more in-depth mold, fire, or water damage cleaning, SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria is Here To Help®. We understand not every clean up is quick, easy, or preventable. To inquire about our services, call us today at (941) 792-7715.

Get Commercial Cleaning Done the RIGHT Way

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

Have you ever entered a business which doesn’t bother with cleanliness? It can get pretty nasty, especially when many people come through the location every day. Business owners need professional commercial cleaning done in order to show their best strengths. First impressions matter, after all.

The types of businesses we clean include:

  • 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

Some cleaning services will enter your place of business and make a racket. This can take the form of loud music, clumsily dropping chemicals, and simply blocking customers from getting where they want to be- in front of you!

SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria has the training and expertise to help make any of your cleaning issues look “Like it never even happened.” We pride ourselves on providing superior results while minimizing customer disturbance and noise.

Have Questions? Call Today – (941) 792-7715

What Commercial Cleaning Services We Offer

Wear and tear is expected for any property, but don’t assume this means it’s a given! SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria offers professional cleaning and preventative maintenance for your carpet and upholstery that keeps your property looking its best. Depending on your needs, we provide a variety of commercial cleaning services.

  • Deep cleaning
  • Carpet and upholstery maintenance
  • Restaurant hoods
  • Vandalism removal

That’s not where the SERVPRO team’s unique skills end, however. Our IIRC-certified professionals are trained to provide more specialty cleaning services, including but not limited to:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scenes

You can learn more about our specialty commercial cleaning services by checking out this page.

Ready to tackle your commercial cleaning needs? Call us at (941) 792-7715.

Water Damage Restoration Specialists in West Bradenton / Anna Maria

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is a locally owned and operated business. Many of the people who will come to help you in your time of crisis may just be your neighbors! We are proud to be an active member of the Lakewood Ranch community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. The following communities are our first priority:

  • Bradenton, FL
  • Anna Maria, FL
  • Holmes Beach, FL
  • Bradenton Beach, FL
  • Longboat Key, FL
  • Bayshore Gardens, FL
  • Palma Sola, FL
  • West Bradenton, FL
  • Cortez, FL
  • Perico Island, FL

How Do We Handle Water Damage?

After you give us a call, the first thing that we do is work with you to learn exactly what happened to your property. The scope of the damage is assessed by a SERVPRO professional on sight, and this information is then used to determine how to best remove storm damage and bring your property back to pre-disaster condition.

In the case of water issues, this means water extraction, followed by drying and dehumidification. All restorable items and structures which have been damaged are then cleaned and sanitized. Finally, we close everything off with our restoration process. This process includes:

  • Minor/major repairs
  • Replacing drywall
  • Installing new carpet
  • Etc

What Should You Do Until We Arrive?

No matter how fast we are (and we’re pretty fast), it’ll still take a bit of time to reach your property. You’ll have a few minutes until we arrive, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit and stress the whole time. We’ve developed a guide for water damage emergency tips.

The simplest thing you can do is start to remove excess water. You can do this by using a mop or some towels. Something else which will be extremely useful is to remove loose items from floors- especially if they’re electronic. Try to keep electronics as far away from the water as possible, but don’t put yourself in danger. Better to have ruined electronics and be safe than for a much worse scenario!

Ready to tackle water damage? Call us at (941) 792-7715.

For more information on water damage and restoration, check out our Water Damage page.

Tackle Storm Damage with SERVPRO

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage can take many forms. Violent winds, hail, snow, and rain are to be expected. This weather can be so aggressive that experienced professionals can be hard to come by. This just makes things worse, as storm damage becomes more common and people scramble to save their homes and property. When a storm strikes, call SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria. Backed by a national system of over 1,700 franchises, we get you the resources you need quickly before a single storm destroys everything you’ve worked hard for.

Why Call SERVPRO for Storm Damage

The most common issue which you may experience in a storm is water damage. Because this problem can increase in severity really quickly, it’s important to contact professionals as soon as you can. Our crew of trained professionals have all the equipment needed to restore your property. We’re so good, it’s as if storm damage never even happened!

Give us a call on our 24-Hour line at (941) 792-7715.

How SERVPRO handles Storm Damage

After you give us a call, the first thing that we do is work with you to learn exactly what happened to your property. The scope of the damage is assessed by a SERVPRO professional on sight, and this information is then used to determine how to best remove storm damage and bring your property back to pre-disaster condition.

In the case of water issues, this means water extraction, followed by drying and dehumidification. All restorable items and structures which have been damaged are then cleaned and sanitized. Finally, we close everything off with our restoration process. This process includes:

  • Minor/major repairs
  • Replacing drywall
  • Installing new carpet
  • Etc

To get a more in-depth look at our restoration process, check out our short guide.

Ready to tackle storm damage? Call us at (941) 792-7715.

Tackle Fire Damage with SERVPRO

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage is no joke! The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) reports that heating is responsible for the majority of U.S. home fires, deaths, and injuries. In fact, December, January, and February are the peak months for heating fires! This makes it extremely important to keep professionals in contact.

SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria has the training and expertise to help make any fire damage look “Like it never even happened.”

Give us a call on our 24-Hour line at (941) 792-7715.

Why Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage

Fires in Manatee Country are more common than people assume. While most home and business owners will be glad to hear that they are unlikely to experience smoke or fire damage, this is not a guarantee. Far from it! In fact, Manatee County experiences a little over two fires a day.

Backed by a national system of over 1,700 franchises, SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria can get you the resources you need quickly before a single fire destroys everything you’ve worked hard for.

In addition, we work with your insurance to address any issues and help bring costs down for you. For a stress free claims process on your fire damage, call SERVPRO for details at (941) 792-7715.

Fire Damage Tips

To minimize the chances of fire damage, we have brought together some ideas which can help you.

  1. Keep objects away from heaters and fireplaces! Flammable objects like papers and beauty products should stay at least three-feet away from heating equipment.
  2. Set up a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. Since it can be produced by a number of fuel-burning devices, it's important to have carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home. This will ensure every person in the home can hear and be alerted to the emergency.
  3. Clean your appliances regularly! Big or small, kitchen appliances ought to be kept in good repair. Grease buildup is a major problem for interior oven walls, your stovetop, and even your exhaust hood. All of these can trigger fires.

Ready to tackle storm damage? Call us at (941) 792-7715.