Hurricane Season Is Upon Us
Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause a lot of damage.
You will get some warning with a tropical storm or hurricane.
As the Storm Approaches
In Sarasota, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch and other areas of Sarasota and Manatee counties, listen for weather updates on local stations and on NOAA Weather Radio. Stay tuned to the latest information.
REMEMBER: Hurricanes can be unpredictable. There is always potential error in the forecast track from the National Hurricane Center. Don’t focus on the exact forecasted track, listen to local officials. (For more information go to www.noaa.gov or www.weather.gov, click on Tampa Bay area.)
Check your Disaster Supplies. Get any needed items.
Clean and fill bathtubs and sinks before a storm so you’ll have extra clean water.
Turn refrigerator and freezer dials to the coldest settings and avoid opening the doors to help keep perishable food in case of a power outage.
Refill prescriptions. Maintain at least a two-week supply of medication during hurricane season.
Clear your yard of lawn furniture, potted plants, bicycles, trash cans and other potential airborne missiles. Leave the swimming pool filled and super-chlorinated. Cover the filtration system.
Protect your windows and glass doors with plywood or storm shutters. Brace double entry and garage doors at the top and bottom.
If there is a chance flooding could threaten your home, move important items such as electronics, antiques and furniture off the floor.
Fill your car’s gas tank and check oil, water and tires. Gas pumps won’t operate without electricity.
Secure your boat early. Drawbridges will be closed to boat traffic after an evacuation order is issued.
Get cash. Banks and ATMs won’t work without electricity and few stores will be able to accept credit cards or personal checks.
Never sweep or blow yard leaves, pine needles, grass clippings or soil into the street or storm water system. This clogs up the storm water pipes and prevents water from draining.
If you own a business, follow your Business Continuity Plan. For more information on how to create a Business Continuity Plan, go online to www.ready. gov
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Fires Can Happen In The Early Morning Hours
House fires can be devastating.
In the early morning hours, SERVPRO of North Sarasota received a call from homeowners letting us know about a fire that was engulfing their home. The fire ignited from one of their collectible corvettes parked in their garage and the fire then spread to the inside of their home.
When we arrived on the scene, firefighters were just cleaning up from the smoke damaged home. The soot carried throughout the whole 2,500 Sq. Ft. home and destroyed many belongings and even left no trace of two vehicles on the garage except for the body frame. We were able to assess the area and let the homeowner know that we will do our best to clean up the damaged areas to where it will feel like home again.
We know how it was to deal with fire damage within a home and the time it will take to get this all squared away.
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You Can Always Trust SERVPRO Of North Sarasota!
SERVPRO Of North Sarasota is always ready to assist you.
In Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Lakewood Ranch and other areas in Sarasota and Manatee counties, 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 North 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 North 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 North 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.
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IT’S THE UNSEEN WATER THAT CAUSES THE MOST DAMAGE AND PROBLEMS
Here when you need us.
Any Type of Water Damage In Your Facility Is Bad.
Living and working in Sarasota, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, there’s no such thing as a small disaster.
Especially when the water you don’t see contains bacteria - or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage. Water can hide in the walls, under the flooring and inside cabinetry. Water damages can affect the value of your property. So, before you get out the mop bucket and box fan to try and clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property.
SERVPRO of North Sarasota understands how disruptive unseen water damage can be for your business. For this reason, SERVPRO of North Sarasota offers 24-hour emergency response and, under normal circumstances, will have a trained, uniformed Professional on-site within four hours to begin emergency mitigation services. By responding quickly with a full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of North Sarasota can help you regain control quickly while drying, deodorizing and protecting your facility and contents.
So, before you risk further damaging the value of your facility by attempting to clean up the mess yourself, call your local water damage cleanup and restoration specialists at 941-365-4614 SERVPRO of North Sarasota.
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN FLOOD WATERS THREATEN
The Time To Prepare Is NOW!
- Knowing the types of flood risk in your area, visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center for information.
- Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
- If flash flooding is a risk in your location, then monitor potential signs, such as heavy rain.
- Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response.
- Gather all of your supplies in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets. Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.
- Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect and can protect the life you've built. Homeowner’s policies do not cover flooding.
- Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
- Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.
24 Emergency Service
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SERVPRO of North Sarasota Is Faster to Any Size Disaster
Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.
Fires In Your Home
Here in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Lonfboat Key, a fire in your home can happen before you know it. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, your home can be engulfed in flames.
Learn The FactsAbout 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.
Before a Fire
Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan
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 can’t 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 can’t 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.
- For more detailed fire safety tips visit www.ready.gov
SERVPRO of North Sarasota understands how disruptive and scary a fire can be in your life. For this reason, SERVPRO of North Sarasota offers 24-hour emergency response and, under normal circumstances, will have a trained, uniformed Professional on-site quickly to begin emergency services. By responding quickly, SERVPRO of North Sarasota can help you quickly regain control of your home and your life.
So, if a disaster does happen, call your local fire damage cleanup and restoration specialists at 941-365-4614 SERVPRO of North Sarasota. We’re faster to any disaster.
Why Clean Carpet or Upholstery?
Living and working in Sarasota, Longboat Key and Lakewood Ranch can take up a lot of your time, so who has time to worry about clean carpeting? Clean carpeting in your home or office not only makes it look clean but also make your home or office feel more warm and inviting.
Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet. IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.
Preventative maintenance includes:
- Regular vacuuming
- Spot removal
- Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
- Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
- Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet
Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.
SERVPRO of North Sarasota will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today. SERVPRO of North Sarasota is ready to serve you.
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Help When And Where You Need Us
We're here to help when you need us
Living and working in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch and Longboat Key, you never know when or what is going to happen.
SERVPRO of North Sarasota has an application that consists of all your emergency contacts right in the palm of your hands. The Emergency Ready Profile, or ERP, is an application designed by SERVPRO of North Sarasota to help business owners, individuals and property managers access their emergency contacts all in one spot.
We stress the ease of our ERP to our property managers because it helps especially when it comes to the local and non-local board members who would like to keep a watchful eye on the property even while they are away.
Our ERP shows locations for Water shut off valves, gas shut off, and electrical shut off in case an emergency arises. This is a service we provide at NO COST to our clients in order to keep them safe when a disaster strikes.
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Do You Have Mold In your Home?
Mold in the home
Living in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Lakewood Ranch, there is always the possibility of mold. Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Sometimes we will refer out to another vendor to get testing done before and after SERVPRO® of North Sarasota remediates.
By testing for mold you can tell if there is an unhealthy level of spores in your house and find out if any allergies you might have are from mold or something else. Mold testing after removing mold can be useful after you've had mold removed from your home. Through testing you can make sure that the mold removal was a success.
There are 3 different testing methods: 1) indoor air quality to test for mold spores, 2) the AC/heating mold sampling tests the air from a forced air heating and air conditioning unit, and 3) surface mold sampling which test mold that is already growing on a surface.
SERVPRO of North Sarasota specializes in mold cleanup, remediation and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained remediation and restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of North Sarasota 941-365-4614.
2022 Hurricane Season
Hurricanes can cause both storm and flood damage
According to experts the outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30, are forecasting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).
2022 Hurricane Names
Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Martin, Nicole, Owen, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virgine, Walter.
Before the Hurricane Season Begins
Develop a plan. Know your homes vulnerability to the threats above - surge, wind, and flooding. Check your supplies - water, batteries, food. Know where you can evacuate to - friends, relatives, a hotel?
Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
So when water rushes in, keep the damage out by calling SERVPRO of North Sarasota at 941-365-4614. That’s where you’ll find a team of specialist with the experience and training to make sure your property is dry the first time. So when damage strikes your home or business, strike back by calling SERVPRO of North Sarasota.
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