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Understanding Storms In Bradenton

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Coastal towns like West Bradenton and Anna Maria Island are more familiar than most with tropical storms and their damaging effects. Did you know that there are 10 different common storm types? Each with unique causes and unique damage.

SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria Island knows how important the safety of a house is, especially when a storm hits. This blog is meant to provide basic information about different types of storms - and hurricanes in particular - and their damaging effects.

The 10 most common storms are:
Hurricanes

Tornadoes

Flooding

Snow storm

Hail storm

Thunderstorm

Lightning storm

Tropical storms

Ice storms

Derecho storms

On the Florida Gulf Coast, it’s safe to say that we won’t be expecting ice or snow storms any time soon. Derecho storms are unlikely too. These monster storms are so vast that they are actually composed of multiple storms that cross 240 miles and can reach speeds of over 58 miles per hour. They are as rare as they are big.

The Gulf Coast is more likely to experience a hurricane or tropical storm, even a tornado. Hurricanes can be strong enough that their effects can be felt far inland as strongly as they are felt on the coast. (Hurricane Sandy impacted 24 states)

Because life on the coast comes with obvious risks thanks to the likelihood of a hurricane, it’s very to be familiar with how hurricanes cause damage.

These are the common causes of storm damage from hurricanes:

One: Storm Surge


Storm surge affects the coast most directly. This weather event happens because wind pushes more and more excess water toward the shore with nowhere for it to go. Eventually, all that water piles up far higher than the predicted tide level. Then it shoves onto the shore and even inland. Storm surge is powerful enough to damage buildings, roads, and other structures.

Two: Floods


Hurricanes cause floods in two main ways: rainfall and storm surge. Both have the ability to cause floods to happen across a wide geographical area. Rainfall from hurricanes can spread farther than 100 miles from where the hurricane landed. A tropical storm does not even have to be classified as a hurricane to cause destructive and widespread rain and floods.

Three: Wind


Hurricane wind can reach speeds anywhere between 74-155 miles per hour. This wind is powerful, fast and destructive. Hurricane winds can knock down power lines and trees, carry debris far and wide, and even cause a domino effect of damage. Roofs can be lifted from homes.

Storm damage can spread wide, especially on the coast. There are several precautions that you can take to prevent storm damage, such as adding weather resistant features to your home. Every home, office, and vehicle should include an emergency preparedness kit.

Cleaning up in the aftermath of a storm can be overwhelming and dangerous. Call SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria Island (941) 792-7715, for help from the leading experts in storm damage restoration.

Stormy Weather And Flash Flooding In Bradenton And At The Beach

6/15/2021 (Permalink)


Recently, Bradenton and the beaches have had more rain and stormy weather. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office advised drivers to use caution while driving during heavy rain.

They provided three flood facts to remind drivers of the dangers of driving during and right after storms.


Fast Flood Facts


Heavy rain can bring dangerous flash flooding


6 inches of moving water can knock a person down


2 feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle away


The Manatee County Sheriff's Office shared this information which was originally published by FEMA.


If you have damage to your home or business that has been caused by a storm remember to call SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria (941) 792-7715.


Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.

Faster Response Times

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Storms Are Unpredictable But You Can Be Ready

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

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No matter where you live, it is important to be informed and prepared for any natural disaster that may occur. Storms often strike without warning, leaving behind a trail of destruction and devastation. Though storms are often unpredictable, there are steps you can take to ensure you are prepared.


Contact SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715 to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your home and business property.

SERVPRO's ERP serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information for your property in the event of an emergency. The ERP is an ideal supplement to any existing preparedness plan, or may be used as a standalone document. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is the key to timely mitigation, and can minimize the effects of any weather-related disaster, water, or fire damage to your home or business.


The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Technicians with SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria are (IICRC) trained and certified.


The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.


When disaster strikes, make sure you have experienced professionals on the line. No matter how big or small, SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria will be ready to help make your property damage "Like it never even happened."

Will The Next Storm Catch You Off Guard?

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Most of the time we will have advanced warnings for some types of severe weather, but there are times when storms manages to catch us off-guard.

Fortunately, there are things you can do and safety tips to follow that will ensure your family is prepared for these various severe weather occurrences.

Severe Weather Planning Tips


A great place to start is to put an established family emergency plan in place.

Be sure to that this is regularly practiced and reviewed if your family does have an emergency plan in place, especially as the seasons and weather change to ensure that everyone knows exactly what to do.

If you have not yet created a family emergency plan, here are some helpful hints to take into consideration when doing so:

1. Emergency Alerts and Warnings

We will always have radio and television broadcast alerts available to us, but thanks to today’s technologies, it is very easy to receive emergency alerts and warnings on your smartphone that is equipped with a weather app or Google. You will quickly receive emergency alerts, which can provide you with valuable time in severe weather situations.

2. Storm Shelters

Living in an area where tornadoes are common means you’ll want to seek shelter in the lowest part of your home, preferably a basement if you have one. If there is no basement, find an interior room on the lowest level that is away from windows and doors. There are other reasons a storm shelter is needed besides tornadoes, and by visiting ready.gov you can learn more about those situations.

3. Evacuation Routes

Do you know your evacuation routes? You should always have multiple routes mapped out that can serve as an evacuation route since things such as hurricanes, flooding and fires can force you from your home in a hurry and one route could become impassable. Make sure you remember your furry family members when evacuating and find out if there are places to stay with your pets along the way.

4. Keeping in Touch

Reliance on cell phones is our first choice for communicating with our family members, but there will be times when that won’t be possible. Cell phone towers don’t always withstand a storms fury and power may also be lost, you may lose or leave your cell phone behind, and, if there is no power, you will not be able to charge your batteries.

Make sure there is an emergency communication plan completed for your family and designate a safe meeting place for your family in case you get separated.

If a storm does cause damage to your home or business, don’t hesitate to call your friends at SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria Island (941) 747-2333 to get the cleanup and restoration process started.

Does Your Business Have A Storm Plan?

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

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Understanding Storms And Your Business


Natural disasters can happen quickly and without advanced notice. Everything from floods, hurricanes and tornadoes to wildfires and earthquakes. The key to being able to keep your business going is to be prepared for any or all of the worst-case scenarios.

Taking action and being prepared for those scenarios involves developing a natural disaster plan for your business. Some of the aspects to be considered when designing that plan are below.

What to Take Into Consideration


There are many things you will need to consider when you are developing a disaster plan for your business.

Included in those considerations are:

How to safely protect your employees
Securing your assets


How to get your business up and running smoothly again


FEMA, the Red Cross and Ready.gov have created many helpful checklists that can identify areas that need to be included in your natural disaster preparedness plan as well as highlight areas where more planning needs to take place.

Employee Safety Is Key


When disaster strikes without warning, your primary concern must be having a plan in place that lays out procedures and safety measures for the protection of employees and visitors.

Evacuation routes and all exits from your facility need to be clearly marked—and you need to provide a place where people can take shelter, look into installing emergency lights, and have a designated staff of “safety wardens” properly trained and ready to help with all emergency efforts.

When picking out a place to take shelter, a basement or storm cellar is ideally the best location in the event of tornadoes or other high-wind situations. If that is not possible, designate a small interior room on the lowest level of the building or use a closet or interior hallway.

Don’t Forget About Your Assets


While brick and mortar locations are generally sturdy places to have a business, there are still important considerations to make about how to protect the assets inside the building. Everything from equipment to merchandise is at risk and so are thousands of dollars when a natural disaster strikes.

Be sure you have put together a very detailed and up-to-date inventory and pictures, if possible, of these items. This will be needed for filing insurance claims. If your assets are located on a computer server, take the necessary steps to ensure that it is regularly performing backups and that you are using a storage system that cannot be damaged, such as cloud storage options.

As a building owner, spend time walking through your building with a contractor to uncover areas that may need to be improved with regard to structural integrity. A contractor can also walk you through safety upgrades and advise on any areas that may not be structurally sound to withstand certain weather situations.

Get Back to Business, Faster


Businesses usually must shut down after a natural disaster due to damage and needed repairs or rebuilding. Every day you remain closed is another day you’re losing lost profits. Make a wise move and set up a storm fund, which will help you with additional costs that may not be covered by your insurance.

Compile a list of contractors who will make themselves readily available for repairs and/or construction needs, and find a cleanup and restoration service will be available to quickly respond to your emergency situation.

SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria (941) 792-7715, you can count on us to get to the disaster faster and make it "Like it never even happened." Our training and expertise have prepared us to help with water damage, storm damage, fire damage and mold remediation quickly and effectively.

Knowing what to do when disaster strikes your business is of the utmost importance. When it comes to the cleanup and restoration aspects, depend on SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria to be there for you.

Storms in Bradenton and Anna Maria Island Can Cause Serious Damage

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown in the corner on a ceiling Before mold or other storm related issues cost you more contact SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715.

Storms in Bradenton and Anna Maria Island 

According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that is an inch or larger or wind gusts over 58 mph. Hail this size can damage property such as plants, roofs and vehicles. Wind this strong is able to break off large branches, knock over trees or cause structural damage to trees.

Be Prepared


Preparing your family for severe storms is important. Knowing what to do about the damage after the storm is also very important.

Water can cause costly damage to your home or business.


Call the trained, certified professionals at SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria right away so that the technicians can begin to get the drying process started. It is critical to make sure all of the water is removed to prevent secondary damages from happening.


SERVPRO will place the required number of air movers and dehumidifiers. This equipment will be monitored daily to make sure it is working properly. After the structure is dry, SERVPRO technicians can start the rebuilding process. In most cases, SERVPRO can handle every job from start to finish.


When storms hit Bradenton and Anna Maria, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.


When disaster strikes, make sure you have experienced professionals on the line. No matter how big or small, SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715 will be ready to help make your property damage "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. We've got Bradenton and the beaches covered.


Find help that you can count on. Being proactive about plumbing issues involves routine maintenance, but it also means finding 24/7 help. Call SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715 as soon as possible to minimize additional damage.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.


Before mold or other issues cost you more contact SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715. The longer water is left standing, the more likely mold growth will become a problem.

Mold can begin to grow in a flooded commercial site in 24 to 72 hours. Contact SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria to eliminate standing water.

Heavy Rain, High Wind and Lightning

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Florida storms can be powerful and dangerous. Do you know who to call if you have storm damage to your home?


What can you do to minimize the damage to your home in Bradenton or Anna Maria Island? The first step is to call a specialist who can restore your home using the proper equipment. Here is what happens when you use a professional service to help with your flooded basement.


1. Find the Source:


The first thing that any professional is going to do is find the source of your flooding. If you already know where the leak is coming from, you can, of course, point them in the right direction. In some cases, it may be difficult to tell where the leak is coming from on your own.


2. Extract Water:


The next step is to extract the water. Experts will have equipment with them that you may not have access to on your own. For example, some people may have a sump pump in their home, but many don’t. Generally, before they can begin to restore the property, specialists will use a trash pump mounted to their truck to extract the flooding in your basement.


3. Salvage Any Materials:

If there are any materials that can be salvaged, they will do this for you. Additionally, they will be able to throw out what can’t be saved. This can be anything from drywall, carpets, stuffed animals, bedding and even ceiling tiles. If it’s porous, mold can grow inside the spaces of the object and be impossible to clean. 


Before mold or other issues cost you more contact SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria  (941) 792-7715. The longer water is left standing, the more likely mold growth will become a problem. Mold can begin to grow in a flooded commercial site in 24 to 72 hours. Contact SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria  to eliminate standing water. 


We Have the Resources to Handle Floods


From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria  is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. 


At the end of the day, hiring a professional service to remove water from your basement and to restore your home is less stressful than trying to handle it on your own. Without the proper equipment, you may not get the job done and it could lead to more issues and property damage down the road. A team of experts will make sure everything is quickly and thoroughly taken care of, giving you your home back as soon as possible. Contact SERVPRO West Bradenton / Anna Maria  (941) 792-7715

Storms In Our Area Can Leave Behind Some Nasty Problems

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Storms In Bradenton Might Not Just Leave Behind Obvious Damage

  Storms in Florida can be loud, dangerous and destructive. They can leave behind serious water damage to your home. If you have water damage after a storm, check for mold. If you suspect mold, don't wait, hire a professional. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is always ready to answer your call (941) 792-7715. 
Mold spores are present indoors and outdoors and do not pose a major problem until they find an environment that is conducive to growth. If you have noticed a mold or mildew smell in a commercial property, check five of the most common places for signs of visible mold. If you smell mold but cannot find any evidence, you should contact a service in Bradenton, FL that provides mold testing services.  1. Near water sources: Mold requires moisture to thrive. Bathrooms and kitchens are more likely to develop a mildew smell and mold than drier and less humid areas. Other parts of the building exposed to water may run the risk of developing mold. 
2. Appliances: Appliances that process water such as air conditioners or water heaters are also prone to developing mold. Condensate or drain pans and terminal units are common locations for mold colonies. 
3. Ductwork: HVAC systems expose ductwork to humid air. If condensation accumulates in duct linings or a leak occurs, mold can develop. Make sure that air-flow rates are set at an appropriate level. 
4. Walls: Condensation, roof leaks or mechanical system leaks can lead to the growth of visible or hidden mold within walls. Moist masonry or wallboard is particularly susceptible to mold growth. 
5. Ceiling tiles: Depending on the material, ceiling tiles can absorb moisture that encourages the development of mold. Several common culprits include condensation from pipes, humidity around HVAC vents and leaks. 
SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. We study IICRC standards and best practices in cleaning and restoration standards. 
Our team is dedicated, trustworthy, efficient and always prepared and ready to help in YOUR time of need.

Storm Damage On Anna Maria Island Requires Expert Attention

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and storm damage doesn't always happen during regular business hours and that's why our team is always ready. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.


Within Minutes


Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.


Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.


Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.


Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.


Hours 1 - 24:


Drywall begins to swell and break down.


Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.


Furniture begins to swell and crack.


Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.


A musty odor appears.


48 Hours to 1 Week:


Mold and mildew may grow and spread.


Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.


Metal begins to rust and corrode.


Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.


Paint begins to blister.


Wood flooring swells and warps.


Serious biohazard contamination is possible.


More Than 1 Week:


Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.


Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.


SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help.


Bottom line for your property, act fast and do not delay! All water damages can quickly escalate to bigger problems if not dealt with. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days year for your Water Emergency needs. Give us a call anytime 941-792-7715.

If You Have Water Damage After A Storm On Anna Maria Island Call The Experts

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Whether by storm or by burst pipe, you wake up one morning to find that your Anna Maria Island home is flooded with two feet of water. What can you do next? The next step is to call a specialist who can respond to your emergency with the right equipment. The technicians with SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria are trained and certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria have trained (IICRC) technicians.
If a storm has caused water damage don't hesitate call the experts SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715.
Here is what happens when you use a professional service to help with your flooded basement. 1. Find the SourceThe first thing that any professional is going to do is find the source of your flooding. If you already know where the leak is coming from, you can, of course, point them in the right direction. In some cases, it may be difficult to tell where the leak is coming from on your own. 2. Extract WaterThe next step is to extract the water. Experts will have equipment with them that you may not have access to on your own. For example, some people may have a sump pump in their home, but many don’t. Generally, before they can begin to restore the property, specialists will use a trash pump mounted to their truck to extract the flooding in your basement. 3. Salvage Any MaterialsIf there are any materials that can be salvaged, they will do this for you. Additionally, they will be able to throw out what can’t be saved. This can be anything from drywall, carpets, stuffed animals, bedding and even ceiling tiles. If it’s porous, mold can grow inside the spaces of the object and be impossible to clean. At the end of the day, hiring a professional service to remove water from your basement and to restore your home is less stressful than trying to handle it on your own. Without the proper equipment, you may not get the job done and it could lead to more issues and property damage down the road. A team of experts will make sure everything is quickly and thoroughly taken care of, giving you your home back as soon as possible. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715.

Call Us First If You Have Storm Damage In Bradenton

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

A fallen tree is shown on a roof Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources (941) 792-7715.

There are a lot of ways you can get prepared before damaging storms hit. One way is to check the local NWS office NWS Local Office. They provide useful information and forecasts. You can also learn about how to prepare for storms NWS preparedness.


Preparing before the storm is important and knowing who to call if you have storm related damage is very valuable. Choosing trained, certified professionals will absolutely save you time and money.


SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.


Faster Response


Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.


Our technicians are IICRC trained. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.


Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Bradenton or Anna Maria Island we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.


Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (941) 792-7715.

Knowing What To Do After The Storm

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

A damaged roof is shown with wind damage on the corner of a house SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715 There are a number of steps you can take to protect your property from damaging winds.

Homeowners concerns arise with the possibility of severe storms, with damaging winds being high on the list. These winds, which can come with little to no notice, can create long-term structural impacts.

What to be Concerned About

Tornadoes and hurricanes are not the only storms to cause damaging winds. “Straight-line” winds with wind speeds exceeding 50–60 mph are often spawned by strong or severe thunderstorm—and their damage is different than damage from a tornado.

The damage from these winds can be very destructive, causing loose items around your home to become projectiles. Windows and roofs can take a major brunt of this damage, and if the damage is extensive, it can result in water damage to the inside of the home as the outside elements come indoors.

Anyone who lives in a thunderstorm-prone area can be at risk from damaging winds, but there are some structures, like mobile homes, that are especially at risk. Even when anchored, they could be seriously damaged in wind gusts over 80 mph.

How to Protect Your Property

There are a number of steps you can take to protect your property from damaging winds, but keep the “Two R’s” in mind: reinforce and remove.

  • Have your garage door professionally reinforced.

  • Remove and/or anchor loose objects on your property that could be blown or tossed by the wind, including trash cans, grills and outdoor furniture.

  • Have large or dying trees and branches near your home professionally removed. Better to remove them now than have them come crashing down during a storm.

Not all high wind circumstances come with advanced warning, as we all know, but using a “just-in-case” logic and being prepared could prevent major damage to your home.

Also, if you are building or renovating a home, be sure all windows, walls and doors meet building code for your area.

If you have questions please call SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715

The Correct Way To File An Insurance Claim After A Flood

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians are available 24 hours a day

When severe storms cause flooding that hits your home or business it is critical that you know the proper steps to take so that you can get back to normal quickly. Even the simpler to-do list can appear gargantuan and create stress. Follow these steps below in order to make this process an easier one. 

Communication Is Everything

After a storm has swept through, it is crucial that you connect with your insurance agent. Filing an insurance claim in a timely manner can help you get the assistance you need. Your insurance company can then get the ball rolling with aspects such as inspection and documentation of the mess. 

Proper Assessment Works Wonders 

After you've gotten in touch with your insurance company in Bradenton, FL you can then move on to the inspection. Getting a trusted professional  like SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria to take a look at your property can help you move on to other parts of the cleanup process. Part of this process might include taking photos of the affected areas in the home, as well as making a list of all damaged possessions. 

Documentation Makes All the Difference

Part of the inspection process involves proper flood claim paperwork that can help you get appropriate assistance and compensation where available. An insurance adjuster may confirm damages through a Proof of Loss statement; from there, homeowners can contact government offices to find out more information on the steps involved in flood recovery. The requirements in these claims can depend on your insurance's guidelines. 

Jumping through the hoops of a flood cleanup is a fact of life that countless homeowners in Bradenton, FL have had to face. However, there are steps you can take to make these troubles easier to manage. When you file a flood claim the right way, you can have peace of mind that all boxes have been checked.  The certified technicians at SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today,  941-792- 7715

Storms Are Unpredictable, But Having An Emergency READY Profile (ERP) Can Help You Be Prepared

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

When storms hit West Bradenton / Anna Maria, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster.

No matter where you live, it is important to be informed and prepared for any natural disaster that may occur. Natural disasters often strike without warning, leaving behind a trail of destruction and devastation. Though disasters are often unpredictable, there are steps you can take to ensure you are prepared.


Contact SERVPRO® West Bradenton / Anna Maria  (941) 792-7715 to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your home and business property. SERVPRO's ERP serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information for your property in the event of an emergency. The ERP is an ideal supplement to any existing preparedness plan, or may be used as a standalone document. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is the key to timely mitigation, and can minimize the effects of any weather-related disaster, water, or fire damage to your home or business.


From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO® West Bradenton / Anna Maria is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.


As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.


We Have the Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit West Bradenton / Anna Maria, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.


When disaster strikes, make sure you have experienced professionals on the line. No matter how big or small, SERVPRO® West Bradenton / Anna Maria  (941) 792-7715 will be ready to help make your property damage

"Like it never even happened."

In Bradenton, Disasters Do Not Come Just From Storms

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Disasters can occur anywhere at anytime. Are you prepared? At SERVPRO, we are ready for whatever happens.

We participated in the Manatee County Disaster Preparedness Expo. There were three speakers talking about their experiences with hurricanes in Florida and around the Gulf Region.  One of the points the speakers mentioned over and over again is that we have not had a named storm hit Florida in 12 years. This doesn’t seem right, but it is true! I would encourage you not to be apathetic and to treat each hurricane season seriously and listen to what your preferred meteorologist has to say.

The theme of the Expo was Business Recovery. Their data states that 40% of businesses do not recover from a disaster. This is a very high number and the major cause is lack of business insurance or being under-insured. Hurricane or no hurricane this year, disasters are not just large storms. Here’s a list of potential “disasters” that can ruin a business or cause disruption to your operations:

  • Large thunderstorm with damaging winds and rain
  • Sewage backup
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Fire Sprinkler Activation
  • Vandalism
  • Fire and smoke damage

Do you know what to do if one the above should occur in your business? Does your insurance cover all of the above perils? Do you have a business interruption policy to cover your loss of income in the event of a disaster? I encourage you to sit down with your agent and ask these questions. A good policy should be designed to protect your financial interests.

At SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria, we are here to help in the event of a disaster. Our trained staff will respond quickly and professionally to your emergency needs. We will work with your insurance adjuster to restore your business and make it "Like it never even happened." We are available 24/7/365.