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SERVPRO® Of Sarasota Is Here For You Water Damage

1/10/2024 (Permalink)

Leaking Pipe Leaking pipes can cause a lot of damage.

Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Every job has its restoration process. For our Water Damage we go into select details to make sure we put everything back to make it look “Like it never even happened®”.

Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Have Water or Flood Damage? SERVPRO® of Sarasota – (941) 365-4614

Related Water Services

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO® of Sarasota is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Sarasota community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Flooded Home?

1/10/2024 (Permalink)

Flooded homes can be very dangerous Home flooded by flood waters

One of the many problems with flood water is that it may contain high levels of raw sewage and other contaminants that are hazardous to both your health and the environment. Above all, limit your contact with flood water!

If you were fortunate in not having flood water in your area, but still have water problems inside your home, remove and clean any water damaged items in order to avoid mold buildup. Controlling moisture is key to controlling mold in indoor environments. Exposure to mold has potential health effects. So address any water damage in your home quickly to protect your health and your family.

Our clients are happy and they are glad we are able to get to a water issue before it gets worse. Call SERVPRO® of Sarasota 941-365-4614 Faster to the Disaster®.

Microwave Oven Fires and Safety

1/10/2024 (Permalink)

Burnt Microwave Microwaves can cause electrical fires.

Microwave Oven and Safety

With busy lives, families rely on the microwave oven as a quick way to heat up a meal, warm up a drink or defrost dinner. While the convenience of the microwave oven is something we take for granted, safety should not be. By following a few simple safety tips you can prevent painful burns and possible fires.


PURCHASE a microwave oven that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Make sure to complete and return the product registration card. This way the manufacturer can reach you if there is a recall on the product.

PLUG the microwave oven directly into the wall outlet — never use an extension cord.

MAKE sure the microwave oven is at a safe height, within easy reach of all users.

OPEN food slowly, away from the face. Hot steam or the food itself can cause burns.

FOOD heats unevenly in microwave ovens. Stir and test before eating or giving to children.

NEVER heat a baby bottle in the microwave. Since a microwave oven heats unevenly, it can create hot pockets, leading to burns. Warm a bottle in a bowl of warm — not hot or boiling — water, or by running it under the tap.


Always supervise children when they are using a microwave oven.

Use only microwave-safe food containers or dishes. Never use aluminum foil or metal in a microwave oven.

If you have a fire in the microwave, leave the door closed, turn the oven off and unplug it from the wall. If the fire does not go out, get outside and call the fire department.

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO® of Sarasota 941-365-4614 Faster to the Disaster™.

Saving Wood Flooring From Water Damage

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

Floor Drying Wood Floor Drying System

Injectidry's High Pressure drying systems are specifically developed to target high risk areas of hidden moisture such as: walls and ceilings, even those coated with watertight finishes like PVA paint and vinyl wallpaper coverings, double-sheeted fire walls, party walls, sound barriers, insulation, walls behind cabinets and fixtures and floors. Active Hoseline allows the setup to be safer during the drying process. The blue tape you see on the walls is marking where the moisture levels were taken. The levels of moisture were documented during the drying procedure so the technicians know when the wet areas are dry. The system is set up to blow air through the small injectors into the wall cavities. Air scrubbers are used in the room to keep the air clean while drying.

SERVPRO® of Sarasota is your Fire & Water- Cleanup & Restoration company 24-hours 7-days a week. Call 941-365-4614

Faster to the Disaster™ - Make it Like it Never Even Happened™.

Fires In The Home

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

Home Fire Florida Home on Fire

In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

Learn About Fires

  • Fireis FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
  • Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
  • Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
  • Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gaseskill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio.

Before a Fire

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan

Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

During a Fire

  • Crawl low under any smoke to your exit - heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling.
  • Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and door. If either is hot, or if there is smoke coming around the door, leave the door closed and use your second way out.
  • If you open a door, open it slowly. Be ready to shut it quickly if heavy smoke or fire is present.
  • If you cannot get to someone needing assistance, leave the home and call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Tell the emergency operator where the person is located.
  • If pets are trapped inside your home, tell firefighters right away.
  • If you cannot get out, close the door, and cover vents and cracks around doors with cloth or tape to keep smoke out. Call 9-1-1 or your fire department. Say where you are and signal for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight.
  • If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop, and roll – stop immediately, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. Roll over and over or back and forth until the fire is out. If you or someone else cannot stop, drop, and roll, smother the flames with a blanket or towel. Use cool water to treat the burn immediately for 3 to 5 minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth. Get medical help right away by calling 9-1-1 or the fire department.

Call SERVPRO® of Sarasota 941-365-4614. 

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SERVPRO, The One To Trust With Your Water Damage

1/2/2024 (Permalink)


It doesn’t just take a hurricane or flood to cause damage but every day to day appliances we use can. Everyone has a toilet, dishwasher, washing machine, air conditioner, water heater and/or more. Each one of these can cause a water damage in your home. If you encounter a water damage call SERVPRO® of Sarasota so we can get to the water issue before it gets any worse. Our number one goal is returning damaged areas and items to preloss condition, doing all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO® of Sarasota is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped.

24-Hour Emergency Service

In our business, you need us fast! The sooner we arrive, the better the chance we can reduce damage and save money. SERVPRO® of Sarasota is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Trained, Uniformed Professionals

A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO® Professional will walk you through the job process and then work quickly to restore your property to preloss condition whenever possible.

Call SERVPRO® of Sarasota at 941-365-4614

You Need The Experts At SERVPRO If Your Sarasota Business Experiences A Water Damage Emergency

5/19/2023 (Permalink)

servpro green trucks For SERVPRO of South Sarasota, our goal is to return each business to a dry, clean, and comfortable environment for customers.

Professional Commercial Water Removal For Businesses In Sarasota

Sarasota’s location on our state’s west coast makes it an excellent place for residents and tourists. Shopping for, and sending out memories to family and friends is an important part of life for all of us. When flooding flows through area businesses, it affects shoppers and employees alike.

For a packing and shipping service, rapid, and efficient commercial water removal in Sarasota is essential to reopening their doors. SERVPRO restoration teams respond quickly to pump out standing water, reduce the humidity, and otherwise restore the facility to its pre-flooded, dry condition.

Water restoration technicians (WRTs) begin removal with commercial grade pumps. In a large facility, several inches of water can be hundreds of gallons. The pumps in our equipment inventory can remove that and more, often in a single day or less. If the power has been interrupted, team members can also bring in a generator to provide electricity for the duration of their efforts.

Pumps cannot remove all of the water, however. SERVPRO technicians next use extraction wands and other devices to draw surface water off floors and out of carpets. For concrete floors, WRTs follow-up with long-handled squeegees to push off any traces of water. Team members then spray a cleaning agent if needed, mop it up and allow the floor to dry.

If the flooding came from a broken inlet pipe or sprinkler system, then the water is considered clean, and the carpets can be dried and left in place. If the water came from outside the building, then it contains soil and other contaminants. Although a commercial-grade carpet has no pad, technicians cannot guarantee that it is safe for continued use even after cleaning it with a shampoo that contains an anti-bacterial chemical. The team leader always recommends removal and replacement.

Regardless of the source of the water, large amounts increase the humidity level inside the business. As technicians remove the water, other team members use dehumidifiers to draw the excess from the air and fans at the entrances and exits to force damp air outside.

For SERVPRO of Sarasota, our goal is to return each business to a dry, clean, and comfortable environment for customers. If your business has had a water intrusion of any type, call us today at (941) 552-6319 to schedule a service call and begin the restoration process.

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Don't Get Caught with a Faulty Chimney this Holiday Season!

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

Smoke from chimney Don't let a sooty chimney ruin your Holidays

Chimney Fire Facts

While the chimney in your home may look great, it’s real purpose is to carry dangerous gases from your furnace, wood stove or fireplace away from your home and family.

However, if you don’t give any thought to your chimney before you light your wood stove or fireplace this winter, you may not be enjoying the warm glow of your fireplace or wood stove very long.

The Reason?

Damaged or dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires that will damage homes, buildings and injure people.

Signs of a chimney fire can include:

A hot and intense smell.
Loud cracking and popping noise.
Large amount of dense dark smoke.
Chimney fires can be explosive, noisy and dramatic enough to alarm your neighbors and people passing by. People have reported sounds resembling a large freight train with flames and dense smoke shooting from the top of the chimney.

The best prevention of chimney fires is to have regular inspections performed by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep.

Most Chimney Fires Go Undetected

Most slow-burning chimney fires don’t get enough air or have the fuel to be dramatic, they often go undetected until later inspections. However, the temperatures they reach can get very high and cause a lot of damage to the chimney structure and the combustible parts of your home.

9 Signs That You Have Had A Chimney Fire

Since a chimney, damaged by a chimney fire, can endanger a home and its’ occupants and a chimney fire can occur without anyone being aware of them it’s important to have your chimney regularly inspected by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep. Here are the signs that a professional chimney sweep looks for:

If you think a chimney fire has occurred, call a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep for a professional evaluation. If your suspicions are confirmed, a certified sweep will be able to make recommendations about how to bring the system back into compliance with safety standards. Depending on the situation, you might need a few flue tiles replaced, a new liner system installed or an entire chimney rebuilt. Each situation is unique and will dictate its own solution.

Puffy of honeycombed creosote.
Discolored and/or distorted rain cap.
Warped metal of the damper, metal smoke chamber connector pipe pr factory built metal chimney.
Evidence of smoke escaping through mortar joints of masonry or tile liners/
Cracked or collapsed flue tiles or tile with large chunks missing.
Heat damaged TV antenna attached to the chimney.
Creosote flakes and pieces found on the room or ground.
Roofing material damaged from hot creosote.
Cracks in the exterior masonry.
Proper Maintenance

Clean chimneys don’t catch fire. Make sure a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® inspects your solid fuel venting system annually, and sweeps and repairs it whenever needed. Your sweep may have other maintenance recommendations depending on how you use your fireplace or stove. CSIA recommends that you call on CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps®, since they are regularly tested on their understanding of the complexities of chimney and venting systems.

Know your Water Shut-off Do's & Don'ts

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

water shutoff valve on side of house Know where the water shutoff valve is before it's too late!

How to Find Your Shut-Off Valve

Knowing where your water shut-off valve is could mean the difference between a small water damage and a large one. Start by looking around the perimeter of your house/property. Usually, the shut-off valve will be on the side of your house/property that faces the street (water mains usually begin there). If you're having trouble finding your valve, you should check the plumbing section of your property inspection report. The location is usually written there with a picture of the valve. As a last resort, you may want to utilize the street-side shut-off valve, located at the beginning of your water main.

How to Operate Your Water Shut-Off Valve

Once you find your shut-off valve, you will need to know how to turn it on and off. There are different types of valves and different ways to turn them off and on. Below you will find the way to operate the most common used valves:

Knife Style Valve. A knife style valve resembles a straight handle. In order to open the valve, you'll want to put the handle parallel to the pipe. Turning the handle sideways will then shut the valve.
Round Handle Valve. A round handle valve turns in a circular motion to be turned on and off. In order to turn the valve off, you'll want to turn it left until it is tight.
House Side Valve. There is a street-side utility box for your house. You can access it by lifting the lid and putting it to the side. The side of the box facing your house will contain the house side valve. It usually had a knob or nut to turn off and on.
Street Side Valve. The other side of the utility box facing the street will contain the street side valve. This valve is only supposed to be handled by water companies, so you will want to ignore it (it likely won't be able to be used without a special tool anyways).
If you have any questions about water, mold or fire remediation, call your local professionals at SERVPRO® of North Sarasota.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, SERVPRO® of North Sarasota Emergency Service 941-365-4614.

Don't Get Caught Out of Business!

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

fire and smoke affected bridal dress The damage was greater than expected to the contents!

This water damage was caused by a fire sprinkler system at a local bridal shop. The owner called up in a frantic state because they had several appointments booked and a bridal show scheduled. This before photo shows the damage that was caused by the sprinkler system and how much damage it caused within a very short time.

SERVPRO of North Sarasota was called in to help clean up from this water disaster. The owner was shocked and surprised to see how quickly our team gathered together and came out to assess the problem and just how wonderfully we worked to get everything in pre-damage condition. So, when water damage strikes your home or business, strike back by calling the cleanup team the insurance industry has trusted for more than 40 years at 941-365-4614. “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Sarasota is faster to any disaster.

24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any Size Disaster
Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
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