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Property Can Be Restored With Professional Help

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Stacks of old Newspapers are shown Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration

You may sometimes hear about hoarding on reality TV, but it’s a serious issue. When a space is used for hoarding, it can eventually lead to a variety of health-related hazards, including an increased risk of mold growth.

But what is hoarding exactly? Hoarding—which impacts as many as 1 in 50 people—is an obsessive-compulsive disorder that causes people to collect and resist discarding possessions. Usually this disorder develops in secret, and over time, those possessions ultimately accumulate in large quantities that can take over a home or commercial space.

Those affected by the condition cling to those items because they believe they will be of value at some point, but in reality, most often the items have little to no value.

As these items add up, they can become fire hazards and can hide pests or mold growth.

If a space you own has been used for hoarding, what should you do? Your best move—call in a team of professionals from SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria to make the space usable again.

3 Stages of the Clean-up Process

While you might think that you just need to clear out clutter and clean up, there are a number of special considerations when it comes to a space that’s been used for hoarding.

Technicians from SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria will provide a comprehensive clean-up that mitigates any potential safety hazards.

Removal of Items

This is the part of cleaning up that most people think of. This stage involves clearing the space of all clutter and accumulated items.

If other items not related to hoarding have become contaminated, those may also need to be removed and even discarded.

Removal of Dangerous Substances
Hoarding accumulates piles of clutter and other objects, which can conceal health-related hazards, including rodents and pests, along with toxic mold growth.

To ensure you are safely cleaning the space and not putting yourself at risk, partner with a highly-trained team outfitted in safety gear.

Complete Cleaning

Once the clutter and debris are removed and the space is cleared, a professional team will perform a deep-cleaning. This will remove all residue and odors—ensuring the space is ready to use again in the future.

Are you in need of a team to help restore a space where hoarding has been an issue? Contact our team at SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria, and we’ll make it "Like it never even happened." Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, we respond quickly to your business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. Call us today, 941-792-7715

Why Bring In Experts To Remove Mold?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Restoration professionals may know something about getting rid of mold that you don't know.
There are good reasons not to use bleach to combat a mold problem. The solution is highly acidic, which can threaten the integrity of porous materials. The acidity levels in bleach wreak havoc on the fibers that compose most home building materials such as drywall and baseboard. Not only will the bleach compromise the integrity of the material, it will spread the mold spores to otherwise unaffected areas. Because this damage is occurring beneath the surface, it goes unseen and unnoticed.  While bleach can erase the unsightly black marks of mold spores on the surface, the fungus is still present in the wall. Mold has deep roots and can permeate to the outer areas of the wall, as it seeks out moisture and a food source. Since bleach can only clean up the ugly surface marks and not completely kill the roots, it is not a recommended solution for mold remediation.  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. 
SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria doesn't use bleach for mold remediation projects. Our professionally trained crews understand the problems that can arise out of using bleach on  mold spores. We have experience handling mold projects throughout Bradenton and Anna Maria Island. Our staff can properly and completely clean up any mold situation with the right products and equipment.  As a certified mold remediation company, SERVPRO of West Bradenton /Anna Maria requires that our staff to be trained and able to explain the different types of methods that can be used to clean up mold for our customers. We never sell our services based on fear but rather on information. If you need any help with eradicating a mold issues please feel free to contact us for an estimate. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941)792-7715.

Choose SERVPRO To Check For Mold In Your Home

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Mold is shown behind drywall As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is close by and ready to respond to your restoration needs

When your home experiences water damage, it is important to have it cleaned up quickly, because black mold can start to grow within 24 to 48 hours. If you have a moisture problem, it is likely that you will eventually also have a mold problem. Here are a few tips on what to do and whom to enlist to help.  Immediate Action  Mold only needs three criteria to thrive:  Air flow
  A little time  Mold spores are transported through the air. Then, they settle in wet places and start to grow. To prevent the spread of mold in your home in Bradenton, FL you must control the airflow and moisture. The first thing you should do is turn off your HVAC system. This slows the spread of mold spores through the air and hopefully will protect your air ducts from an infestation of black mold. The second thing you must do is turn off the water. This helps to control moisture by cutting off any leaks throughout your home at the source.  Calling In the Experts   Your first call should be to a SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria. It is also a good idea to have your air ducts inspected and, if a problem is found, cleaned before it can spread any further. Finally, as it does no good to fix a mold problem without addressing the moisture problem that led to it. Emergency situations are stressful and can leave you feeling helpless.  We focus on 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to make it "Like it never even happened," no matter the size or type of disaster. 
Black mold is not a problem to be taken lightly. If you act quickly, however, in initiating mold cleanup, you can fix the problem and prevent it from spreading. If you have any questions call SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715.

Here Are Tips For Cleaning Your Bradenton Home

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

If You Are Considering Deep Cleaning in Bradenton, Call Us

Make Door Mats Welcoming Shake, Wash, Swat them with a broom. Give them the toughest cleaning they can take. They’re your front line against tracked-in dirt, so keep them clean enough so they can do the job. Clean Carpets and Upholstery  Fabrics that have absorbed a winter’s worth of dirt, body oil, and germs will need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear.  


   At SERVPRO of West Bradenton /Anna Maria, we have over 26 years of experience cleaning carpets. Our technicians are trained and certified. We make sure we provide them with the best equipment to take of your home. Technology, training and experience set us apart.  Finish Your Floors  To protect the floors in your kitchen from another year of wear and tear, wax or apply a sealer following label directions. The simplest method: Use a combination wash-and-wax floor cleaner. No wax floors don’t need a polishing treatment, but an occasional makeover will keep them looking fresher and add a protective buffer that could help them last longer.  Use a floor cleaner that cleans, shines, or both. If you have wood floors, move furniture and rugs aside, then apply a wood cleaner and either liquid or paste polish to clean and add a new wax coating.  Wash walls, cabinets, baseboards, and woodworkThe walls may not look as if they need to be cleaned, dust and soot fall to the floor, right? Most of it does, but just enough clings to vertical surfaces to warrant a seasonal cleaning. Use a sponge and hand dishwashing detergent, washing the surface in sections. A sponge mop makes it easier to reach higher spots. Use two buckets: one for dishwashing detergent solution and another for wringing your sponge. Dry the walls and woodwork with a clean cloth.  Vacuum with intelligence  The old rules mandated that you go through the labor intensive task of dragging every piece of furniture off the carpet, just so the vacuum cleaner could cover every nook and cranny. Instead, simply move those big items a little to the left or to the right. Vacuum the area previously occupied by the furniture and then move it back into place. Use furniture moving discs to easily move larger pieces of furniture to get to those hard to reach areas.  Clean Your Ceiling Fixtures  Remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and air-conditioner vents with a cloth and a vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment.  Clean Your Light Fixtures  A few minutes with a stepladder, all purpose cleaner, a sponge, and a polish cloth will give new light to your life. If your home has skylights or tall ceilings, consider investing in a stepladder and extended-reach dust-and-dirt-removal tools. 
Clean Your Coils  You should clean the refrigerator’s condenser coil, usually found behind the toe grille, with a long handled bottle brush and a vacuum cleaner with an attachment hose to remove dust and lint. Built up dust can shut down the unit by causing it to overheat. To remove dust from coils attached to the hard-to-reach back side of the fridge, carefully pull the refrigerator out several feet (newer models roll on casters) and vacuum thoroughly. Finish by sweeping or vacuuming the floor area you’ve revealed.    At SERVPRO of West Bradenton /Anna Maria, we love clean! We are not a housekeeping service, but we will come to your home our business and help you deep clean.  Here’s a list of what we offer:  Carpet Cleaning  Tile Cleaning  Upholstery  Drapes and Blinds  Odor Removal  Air Ducts and HVAC  Bio Hazard and disinfectant  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. 
Give us a call (941) 792-7715 to set up an appointment for your free estimate.

Carpet Cleaning Is About Experience And Technology

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Although we might not normally associate carpet with improved indoor air quality, it does have a very positive effect. Gravity causes common household particles, such as dust, pollen, pet and insect dander, to fall to the floor. Carpet fibers trap the particles, removing them from the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air. Proper cleaning with HEPA filtration vacuums effectively removes dust and allergens from the carpet and helps keep them out of the air we breathe.  Asthma and Allergies  A misconception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. Actually, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that properly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies.  Mold and VOC misconceptions:  When carpet is kept clean and dry, mold simply cannot grow on synthetic fibers. Carpet is recognized as one of the lowest emitters of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) among various interior flooring choices. 
The U.S. EPA reports that Americans spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors which means that indoor air quality is of the utmost importance.  Some believe that carpet reduces indoor air quality, but the facts support quite the opposite in that carpet is better for indoor air quality because it acts as a filter by trapping allergens and keeping them out of the breathing zone. In fact, there is no scientific study linking the rise of allergies and asthma to the use of carpet.  If you have carpet in your home, keeping it clean is the best way to eliminate the negative effects of allergens.  Vacuuming is the simplest and most effective way to remove dirt and allergens from carpet. In fact, 90 to 95% of all dry soil by weight can be removed from carpet by following a routine vacuuming schedule. CRI Seal of Approval tests vacuums for effective soil removal and dust containment, which means CRI/SOA-approved vacuums are among the best at raising indoor air quality.  Another imperative in improving indoor air quality is a regular deep cleaning. 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.  A deep cleaning every 12-18 months by an IICRC trained SERVPRO employee will renew the look of carpet by removing the deepest dirt. 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 utilizes the best technology and world-renowned certified equipment that effectively removes soil to get carpet looking like new. If you’re committed to improving indoor air quality in your home, choose SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715.

The Benefits of Proactive Cleaning in Bradenton

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

Kitchen/Food Areas
Retail Spaces
Water Fountains
Sales Counters
Carpets and Rugs
Stair Handrails
Elevator Cars
Playground Equipment
Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of West Bradenton and Anna Maria Island (941) 792-7715

Sewage Is Not An Easy Clean-Up Call The Trained Pros

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

A toilet is shown in a bathroom SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too.

Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances to enter homes or buildings. It contains harmful bacteria and can lead to serious health issues or even death. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the hazards that sewage presents, particularly for the very young or very old, or for those with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems.  Keep SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria in mind when dealing with these situations.  We are on call to serve you 24/7 at (941) 792-7715.
Here are the key principles homeowners should know about sewage back-ups: Sewage contains a variety of pathogenic – disease causing – bacteria and parasites. Anyone who works on sewage losses must have updated vaccinations, including one for Hepatitis B. Sewage exposure is particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, including anyone under two or over 60, those who are pregnant, ill, recovering from surgery, on prescription drugs or chemotherapy, or are AIDS victims. It is not safe to stay in a building that’s flooded with sewage unless the contaminated area can be completely sealed off and placed under controlled air flow so that there will be no cross contamination of unaffected areas. Highly absorbent sewage-saturated materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper or even fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water (130°F/54°C) for at least 10 minutes, must be contained and disposed of properly. This goes for sewage-saturated drywall, insulation and several other structural materials too. There’s simply too great a health risk involved if any of these materials are dried in place and cleaned only. Only the most highly trained professionals should provide sewage remediation work. The technicians with SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria are trained and certified to handle these situations. Bottom line is if you ever experience a sewage backup, don’t assume you can clean the mess with bleach and a mop. Call in a professional who is well trained and has many years of experience dealing with sewage disasters. Call a pro – call SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715.
SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too.

A Small Leak Can Be A Cause For Concern When The Homeowner Isn't Home

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

A toilet is shown in bathroom that has been water damaged, green SERVPRO equipment is restoring the room The decision of the homeowner to call the IICRC trained technicians from SERVPRO of West Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch was crucial in preventing additi

Recently a Bradenton homeowner answered a frantic call from a neighbor. The neighbor said that water was coming out of the home. The homeowner called the experts at SERVPRO and started to make his way home. A hot water heater had leaked causing damage to most of the home. Luckily, it was caught in time, because this all happened in a condo and it could have been much worse.

The actions of the neighbor were very helpful. The decision of the homeowner to call the IICRC trained technicians from SERVPRO of West Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch was crucial in preventing additional damage. The team responded quickly, because they are set up for 24/7 emergency service.

SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria technicians are highly trained to properly clean and restore your house so that it feels like home again.

When the leak was stopped, and the inspection completed, it was time to really get to work. First is the water removal and extraction. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth. After the damage assessment it was time for drying and dehumidification.

Our team is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our technical expertise and industrial grade air scrubbers and fogging equipment go well beyond simply masking odors and other shortcuts that don’t work when your odor problem is persistent.

We can work with your insurance. So for an easy claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Call for details. (941) 792-7715

If Water Has Been Flowing, Mold Could Be Growing

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

An important distinction between restoration companies is certification. SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is an IICRC firm.

Mold can be a serious threat to your home or business. It requires immediate, professional attention.
The first pointer you want to keep in mind involves mold growth and its ability to spread quickly. Whether your business has had a leaky pipe or a more serious form of moisture damage, mold usually moves in within 24 to 48 hours after the water runs its course. Because they can easily lock dampness in, carpets are especially susceptible to rapid mold invasion. Plan To Dry Properly
Cleaning up after water damage in your building can require more than a couple of hours with a scrub brush; instead, the professionals may need to make a further inspection. Call SERVPRO® West Bradenton / Anna Maria  (941) 792-7715. Areas such as baseboards and spaces behind walls are mold's favorite stomping grounds, but they're also often hard to fully scrutinize. Other places prone to mold takeover include tile ceilings, spots behind wallpaper, and any other place that can trap moisture.
Keep Up With Routine Maintenance
Anti-mold steps don't usually end after a cleanup is over. Mold has a way of popping up after any minor water damage and can even linger in a humid part of the building. It's also capable of sustaining itself on drier materials until moisture comes back into the picture, so you want to carry out regular maintenance checks to ensure the fungus stays outside where it belongs.
Regardless of the weather in Bradenton, FL or what type of moisture chaos you may be facing, your business could be hiding an unpleasant, moldy secret that could take a toll on the building itself. Keep these mold prevention tips in mind to avoid any surprises down the road.
Restoration Companies are usually the ?rst to your home or business following signi?cant damage to a home from ?oods and ?res, water damage, sewage backup and other major events.  The job of a restoration company is to clean up the mess and to preserve and protect the home and its contents so that further damage will not occur.
An important distinction between restoration companies is certification.
SERVPRO® of 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.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace. Call SERVPRO® West Bradenton / Anna Maria  (941) 792-7715 for more information on mold.

Water Damage Requires Professional Clean-Up Now to Prevent Problems Later

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Many people clean their homes prior to leaving for the season or for vacation. They also make sure that all the lights are off, and then also check that all windows and doors are locked securely. Many otherwise careful people fail to shut off the water line at the outside of their home during their pre-vacation preparations. Many times, nothing comes of this, but when it does, the water damage can be substantial. 

Water damage in Longboat Key and Anna Maria can result from a broken water line, no matter where the break or leak is located and can cause damage throughout your home. This damage may not only spread across the floor or down the inside of a wall space but from one floor to lower levels, increasing the amount of damage your home experiences. 

If a leak develops while you are away, the damage to your property can be extensive. Contact a licensed professional such as SERVPRO of West Bradenton /Anna Maria as soon as possible to avoid further damage, including the development of mold. Shutting of the source of the water should be the first thing done if it can be safely  accomplished. Standing water can pose an electrical hazard if electrical outlets or wiring are immersed in the water. If you are not sure about your safety, you should have professionals complete the shut-down the electricity prior to shutting off the water. Everyone should remain clear of the water to be safe. 

After the flow of water has been stopped, call in SERVPRO to properly mitigate the water damage for you. Because water can infiltrate porous materials like drywall throughout your home, it is tough to remove completely. The structure water damaged area must have the standing water extracted first. If this is not done properly, warping and deterioration of walls and other structures in your home can quickly occur. Then the absorbed moisture and humidity in the interior environment must be mitigated to acceptable levels. If not, this can lead to not only dangerous structural problems but also the growth of mold and mildew. These can cause health effects in your family members over time. 

What We can do For You 
Our professionals are trained in the proper techniques, not only the removal of water that can cause damage to your home's interior, but we have training in the IICRC approved drying techniques that are designed for maximum efficiency. After cleaning-up and extracted all of the water, we will begin the drying process and take note of any damage that needs to be restored or repaired. Cleaning-up will continue with removing any debris that is left over from repairs, as well.  

The professionals at SERVPRO of Bradenton / Anna Maria has 28 years of experience in responding to water damage emergencies from leaking pipes or plumbing backups. We can respond quickly to any size plumbing disaster. and we can respond quickly. We are available 24/7 so call us at (941) 792-7715 not only fast service but also professional experience.

Following These Grilling Safety Tips Can Save Your Home From Fire Damage

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Taking A Few Minutes To Ensure You Are Grilling Safely Could Save Your Home From Fire Damage

Did you know that seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker. According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10,200 house fires are started by grills every year on average.

Whether you grill with charcoal, wood, propane or natural gas, don't firing it up until you are sure it's safe. Embers can wreak havoc with a nearby wood pile or even your home. Make certain that vents are clean and operable and that there are no areas that have rusted through. Take the time to thoroughly clean your grill each season. Grease buildup can cause a fire that cannot be easily extinguished. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your home or other combustible surfaces. For gas grills, check and secure all gas connections to avoid gas leaks. Soapy water sprayed onto each connection and fitting will reveal an unwanted leak.

Where you place your grill is important as well. Let's start with a basic rule, never barbecue indoors, including in a garage. You can literally suffocate every living thing in your home. Don't barbecue on a wood deck if there is a chance that dry grass is growing beneath it. You can start a fire that can't be easily extinguished. Use starter fluid sensibly. Apply it to the coals and then light your fire. Don't stand next to the fire and squirt lighter fluid onto the flames. Don't use gasoline or paint thinner to start your fire. When using a gas grill NEVER turn the gas on with the lid closed. An accumulation of gas can lead to an explosion. 

If you do experience fire damage to your home call the SERVPRO® of West Bradenton/Anna Maria Island (941) 792-7715. Our professionals are experts at guiding you through the process to restore your home or business.  We take a caring and emphatic approach, treating you, your home or business, and your belongings with respect. Our team will be at your side step-by-step providing knowledge to navigate through any size fire or smoke damage. Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

Why call SERVPRO® of West Bradenton/Anna Maria Island?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

If your home has experienced damage from a fire, know that SERVPRO® of West Bradenton/Anna Maria Island is here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

The 5 Principles of Proper Mold Remediation

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Damage in Bradenton

Do not delay if you suspect mold damage. Call us right away. 941-792-7715.

The professional technicians at SERVPRO of West Bradenton/ Anna Maira understand the need for quick response. Immediate remediation is key to controlling any escalating costs. The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration.

The IICRC outlines five major principles of mold remediation.

1.    Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals, such as the SERVPRO of West Bradenton/ Anna Maria team. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.

2.    A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management

3.    Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.

4.    Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.

5.    Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or recontamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.

Application of these principles may involve multiple disciplines and professionals from a wide range of restoration and indoor environmental fields.

Why use a SERVPRO certified technician?

SERVPRO of West Bradenton/ Anna Maria has the knowledge to apply the restoration techniques required to return the items to their pre loss condition and make it look "Like it never even happened." 941-792-7715

Storm Damage Requires Quick Response

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Living in Florida can often mean waking up to a headline like "Powerful, Severe Thunderstorms Plowed Across the State Overnight." Whether your damage is because of wind, rain or fire, the highly trained team from SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria provides 24 hour emergency response. Floods and storms don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither do we.

We are locally owned and operated and will respond quickly. As water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property the right way and get your life back to normal. Some of our certifications include:  

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program

In addition, we use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. 

Removing the water quickly is critical because if water sits for too long it can start to form mold and create more damage. There can be other dangers like, electrocution or disease and illness from contaminated water. Once the water is removed technicians will place drying equipment throughout your home. Once the home is dry, the equipment can be removed and the rebuilding and repair process can begin. We work to mitigate your risks and minimize your loss.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria has the teams and the equipment to restore your property quickly. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria is close by and ready to respond to your flood or storm damage emergency (941) 792-7715. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

Responding Quickly to Disasters Is Our Business | SERVPRO® of West Bradenton/Anna Maria

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

We know that a fast response is crucial, which is why responding faster to any size disaster is more than just a slogan for us.

If a disaster has struck your home or business, time becomes a precious commodity, and it is not on your side. When it is your home or livelihood on the line, you need help right away—and you don’t have the benefit of waiting for help.

Why Time Matters

When water damage comes into play through various water damage events such as flooding, appliance and/or plumbing failures, storm damage and water from firefighting efforts, there is no luxury of having time for clean up.

The walls, the floors, upholstery and your belongings are fast casualties of water. It only takes mere minutes for water to spread and begin to saturate your property and belongings or anything else in its path.

Within the first 24 hours, the effects of water damage will include:

  • Drywall beginning to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces beginning to tarnish
  • Furniture beginning to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper items spreading and staining
  • The beginning of a musty odor

The damage will continue to worsen as time goes on. Between 48 hours and a week later, you will start to see:

  • The growth and spreading of mold and mildew
  • Swelling and warping of doors, windows and studs
  • Metal beginning to rust and corrode
  • Paint beginning to blister
  • Wood flooring swelling and warping
  • The possibilities of serious biohazard contamination

Water damage that is left unattended for more than a week leads to greatly increased costs and restoration time as well as impacts structural safety.

How We Can Help

When you call us, we provide immediate response to any disaster, large or small, which can help to minimize the damage and keep the cleaning and restoration costs manageable.

Our specialists are trained in cleanup and restoration and can be dispatched to your property or business at any time, no matter what day or time it is.

As a locally owned and operated franchise, we are close by and ready to respond whenever your call comes in. A major plus of being part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises is that we have access to many more resources for cleanup and restoration projects that may be larger or stem from major storm situations.

Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there—no matter the time or day. The team of highly trained restoration experts at SERVPRO® of West Bradenton/Anna Maria is available for emergency cleanup and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.