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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

As lockdowns come to an end and mask mandates are lifted, cleanliness has remained at the forefront of the minds of many consumers, who are more conscious of this than ever before as they enter establishments in their communities. The pandemic has redefined what it means to be clean. As we adapt to a new normal, it is important for businesses to make customers feel safe. If you are a business owner who is looking to ensure the health of your community, consider utilizing the new Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive pathogen cleaning program. 

Address your customers’ concerns regarding cleanliness by entrusting your business to SERVPRO. For over 50 years, SERVPRO has proven its dedication to aiding property owners navigate and recover from various issues, including those related to cleaning. With decades of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, SERVPRO has created this program without regard to the constraints of standard janitorial practices. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned goes beyond conventional cleaning practices, employing proactive viral pathogen cleaning

The core of the program can be summarized in a simple three Cs: Consult, Clean, Certify. When SERVPRO is carrying out its commercial services, it recognizes that each business has its own unique needs. Rather than replicating a standardized process for all businesses, in following with the first C, “consult,” SERVPRO will tailor the program to address the needs of each facility individually. The next C, “clean,” describes the deep clean which can be expected when this program is carried out by SERVPRO Franchise Professionals. Utilizing its proprietary Hospital-Grade cleaning methods which follow CDC decontamination standards, SERVPRO ensures successful cleaning. The final C, “certify,” gives businesses the opportunity to call attention to their work with SERVPRO.

Any business which has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned will have the program’s shield placed on their front window. This will signal to members of your community that when they enter your establishment, they can rest assured that they are in a space which cares for the safety of all who enter.

If you are interested in this program, call (941) 747-2333 to be connected with SERVPRO, the #1 choice in clean up and restoration.

A Trusted Leader In Water Damage Restoration

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

When you are running a business, there is a long list of responsibilities you must stay on top of, from tracking orders, to managing financials, to hiring skilled employees. With this much on your plate, the last thing you want to spend time worrying about is water damage. SERVPRO wants to make things simple. Contact SERVPRO at (941) 747-2333 so you can spend less time stressing over water damage emergencies, and more time running your business. 

Always Ready to Help

Emergencies such as flooding and leakages can not only harm a property, but they can also happen when you least expect. SERVPRO is dedicated to helping businesses through these tough times, regardless of when they may happen. That is precisely why the “Faster to Any Size Disaster'' team was created. When emergencies such as water damage occur, time is of the essence, a fact which SERVPRO knows to be true. With this in mind, this team was formed to respond to commercial emergencies quickly, before damage can worsen. Do not attempt to remedy the issue on your own! There are a huge range of risks when dealing with water damage. It is best left to those trained for this.

Within 24 hours of water damage, furniture begins to crack. By the time a week has passed, mold may have already begun to grow. You can sidestep these hazards with the Faster to Any Size Disaster team. The team can be contacted 24/7, and will respond promptly no matter what time of day. With over 1,960 locations in cities like Memphis, Lakewood Ranch, and Parrish, among others, help is never too far away. With the team, you can be sure that your water emergency will be addressed in a timely manner. 

You Can Trust SERVPRO

SERVPRO has made a name for itself as a trusted restoration service for homes and commercial locations. Regardless of the size of your property or the extent of the damage sustained, SERVPRO is qualified to manage restoration. On the SERVPRO team are industry professionals, such as water damage restoration and odor control technicians, who are trained and equipped to address the issue of damage reduction during the process of restoration. When working with SERVPRO, you will enjoy the best service the industry has to offer.

If you are interested in our services, call (941) 747-2333 to be connected with SERVPRO, the #1 choice in clean up and restoration.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Bradenton

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

Need commercial fire damage restoration now? Call us at 941-747-2333

Protect your commercial property from fire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connect with a professional

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

Call Us Today – (941) 747-2333

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in East Bradenton

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

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

Who is Coming to Help?

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

How Do We Handle Water Damage?

When you call our 24-hour hotline at (941) 747-2333, we will send in our commercial restoration specialist. He or she will visit your property to locate and tag your utility shut-offs, gather important account numbers and phone numbers, create an emergency plan, and place it all in the palm of your hand. We call this the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, and it can be kept in a binder or accessed on the SERVPRO Ready Plan App.

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

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

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

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

Ready to tackle water damage? Call us at (941) 747-2333.

For more information, check out our Water Damage page.

Commercial Cleaning in East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Business owners need professional commercial cleaning too! Perhaps even more so, when we consider the need to impress customers with a clean location. The types of businesses which we clean include:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Worried about noise or customer disturbance? No need. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch has the training and expertise to help make any of your cleaning issues look “Like it never even happened.” We pride ourselves on providing superior results while minimizing customer disturbance.

Three Types of Commercial Cleaning Services

When disaster strikes, the last thing that a business owner should worry about is their business falling apart due to mold, or being destroyed because of fire and water damage. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch has two methods of helping commercial properties in the case of such disaster events.

First, we send our commercial restoration specialist to your location before any disaster. This professional’s job is to create an emergency plan for your property based on your utilities, account numbers, and unique needs. The Emergency Ready Profile will always be available to you, whether you print it out and keep it in your desk, or if you choose to save it on your SERVPRO Ready Plan App.

Second, we mobilize our specialists to come to your aid after a disaster has struck. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to prepare before a disaster, which is why our commercial cleaning experts are always ready to help. There are two ways that we can help post-disaster: through our Commercial Large Loss program, and our Commercial Restoration Services.

Commercial Large Loss Program

The elite class of our loss specialists are strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle disasters of any size. We’ve worked with:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Trained commercial cleaning operations managers are dispatched to your location. Their job is to cut costs of disasters through the strategic placement and management of temporary labor. This strategy has allowed our response teams to help clients through major events, such as the 2005 Katrina, Wilma, and Rita hurricanes. In 2010, we secured companies against the Nashville floods. More recently, we saved many a business make it through the 2017 California wildfires.

The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable!

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch Is Ready To Help Your Business

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage In You Lakewood Ranch Business

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 offers fast, 24 hour emergency services.

24 Hour Emergency Service

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: SERVPRO East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.

Commercial business owners face unique challenges for their property and employees when dealing with water damage. One of the most frequent disasters a business owner can encounter is water damage.

Unfortunately, many business owners don't know how to handle this type of property damage. Learning more about the issue can empower you to take the steps necessary to get your commercial property back in pristine condition. Access the information you need to accomplish this objective by reviewing the outline below:

Water Damage Basics

A water damage is a property issue that can transpire for numerous reasons. Some of them include:

· Poor Ventilation

· Leaking Pipes

· Excessive Condensation

· High Humidity

· Damp Utility Closets

· Roof Leaks

· Damp Carpets

· Flooding

· Fire Sprinklers

Once a water damage has transpired on your property, you'll need to determine the following three things:

1) Where the water came from?

2) What is the extent of the damage?

3) How long has the devastation has been in place?

Develop A Water Damage Emergency Plan

One of the best ways to limit water damage is to develop an emergency plan that informs you and your employees of the steps you will take once a disaster strikes. Your plan should include information regarding who to call in the event of a water damage. Make sure that the contingency plan is placed in a visible area where all employees can easily access and read it. Also, be sure to delegate an authoritative figure to make significant decisions in case you are absent when the emergency transpires.

Mold Concerns

Another issue that commercial business owners should be cognizant of is mold. Unfortunately, water damage creates the ideal environment for this fungus to grow in. To prevent mold from becoming a problem on your commercial property, be sure that all excess water is removed from the office setting quickly and correctly.
Call SERVPRO East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 For Commercial Water Damage Cleanup.

If you find that your commercial property is subjected to unwanted water damage, don't worry. Instead, call the IICRC-certified technicians of SERVPRO East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch for fast, friendly water damage restoration services you need and deserve.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 is strategically located to respond quickly to your water emergency event.

Commercial Plumbing Disasters In Bradenton And Lakewood Ranch

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch

What would a major plumbing issue do to your business today? Having a commercial plumber on hand is great, but sometimes having the information to prevent commercial plumbing disasters can make a real difference.

Preventative maintenance is one of the most important things a business owner can do to protect their property, the tenants, and employees. It makes sense to have routine inspection of plumbing, sprinklers, pumps, and drains. While the inspection schedule for any of these items may vary, at least one full-scale inspection per year is recommended.

Fix minor issues before they become major ones. Inspections are useless if problems are identified and not addressed. The whole point in performing inspections is to find and resolve issues while they are still small. It's a bad idea to wait until the issue grows into plumbing problems that can temporarily close down your business. If owners can commit to performing annual inspections and fixing small issues before they become substantial issues.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch

SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.

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 of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch as soon as possible to minimize additional damage.

Before mold or other issues cost you more contact SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333. 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 of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch to eliminate standing water.

Fire Damage To Your Bradenton Business

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

No business owner wants to watch their hard work and years of investment go up in flames. Still, commercial fire damage in Florida, occurs more frequently than you may think. Even small fires cause significant property damage. If there is a fire in your business, damage may be more extensive than you might imagine.

When your East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

Cooking fires account for almost 30% of nonresidential fires according to The U.S. Fire Administration. That is not limited to restaurants, 1 in 4 office building fires were related to cooking.

Major damage to your business is preventable with fire protection systems such as alarms and fire extinguishers.

9.2% of commercial fires were unintentional results of careless acts. A few examples of careless acts that result in fires:

Plugging too many things into the same extension cord

Accidentally leaving space heaters or other heat producing equipment on

Carelessly discarded cigarette butts igniting fires

So you have all of the necessary fire protection systems in place. But how well maintained and up-to-date are they? Do you have expired fire extinguishers? Following a fire, your insurance adjuster may inform you that your policy doesn’t cover certain types of fires.

Commonly, fire policies exclude the following events:

Arson-related fires

Fires in vacant buildings

Once the smoke clears and fire crews leave, you may notice damage to all parts of your business. You also must consider fire containment can cause additional damage. This is the time to call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch(941) 747-2333.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.

If you don’t have a plan for recovering from fire damage, you may be making a big mistake.

Water Damage Could Devastate Your Bradenton Business

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

A seemingly minor broken pipe can cause a devastating amount of water damage in your commercial building.

To be prepared, make sure you understand your insurance coverage. It's also important to note that flooding is not usually covered by commercial property insurance. It requires its own policy if you want to protect your business from flood damage. Understanding your insurance coverage is definitely important to your business. It's also important to know who you are going to call if your business has water damage. Contact the highly trained restoration specialists at SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.

So what are the common causes of water damage?

1. A Leaky Roof

If a severe storm has happened recently or if your building’s roof is getting old, you might expect a few roof leaks. These leaks can lead to a lot of problems such as mold or serious water damage. Try to find the source of the drip and contact SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.

2. A Damaged Water Heater

Due to high water pressure in the pipes, the seals on your water heater might crack or break. This can be dangerous, especially if there are electric fixtures nearby. To prevent leaking or flooding from happening, try to flush your heater regularly.

3. A Broken Pipe

In both cold and hot weather, water pipes can burst and cause a lot of damage. If this occurs, you can follow these steps:• Remove soaked furniture and carpets from the area.
• Focus on mopping up as much water as you can.
• Open windows to circulate the air.
• Call the professionals for additional help.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch focuses on immediate response in mitigation of water damage, understanding the expenses a water damage can create if not attended to in a timely manner.

Our team of trained experts have the tools and equipment to mitigate damages to your home or business quickly and properly. Our inspection equipment makes finding the affected areas a breeze.

Our technicians use extraction equipment to remove standing water; followed by developing a drying plan that will be documented using SERVPRO DryBook, which is available for you to monitor the progress in real time, to ensure your property is returned to preloss condition.
By doing this, you can address the problem quickly and efficiently.

4. An Overflowing Toilet

Sometimes toilets leak or overflow, which can cause a lot of expensive water damage. If a toilet in your building starts overflowing, try to adjust the float to make it stop. If this doesn’t work, turn off the water valve behind the toilet to prevent any more water from spilling out onto the floor.

Many of these problems could easily happen in your building, but you can take precautions by being watchful and knowing how to handle any water damage situation.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch has highly trained specialists in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

IICRC Training
Employee Certification Training
Initial Franchise Training
Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 can respond immediately to your emergency. A team of experts will make sure everything is quickly and thoroughly taken care of, giving you your home back as soon as possible.

Preparing Your Commercial Site For A Disaster

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

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The key to being able to make sure your business can recover from disasters like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes is to be prepared for a multitude of worst-case scenarios.

Some of the considerations that need to be addressed when preparing for those scenarios are discussed in this blog.

What to Consider

Where your business is involved, there will be many things you will need to consider concerning a disaster plan. Everything from your employees to your business’s assets should be included.

Some considerations to address include:

Employee protection

Asset protection

Getting your business back up and running again
Fortunately, there are sources like the Red Cross, FEMA and that have created checklists available that can help you identify areas that need to be included in your natural disaster preparedness plan and also show you how prepared you truly are.

Protecting Employees and Visitors
Having a plan that lays out procedures and safety measures to follow for employees and visitors is extremely important should a disaster strike without warning. Evacuation routes and exits from your facility should be properly marked and visible. Identify an area that will be used as a shelter space, have designated “safety wardens” properly trained and ready to implement your disaster plan and assist with all emergency efforts, and consider installing emergency lighting throughout your workspace.

Obviously, when choosing a shelter space, a basement or storm cellar is the ideal location in the event of tornadoes or other high-wind situations. A small interior room on the lowest level, such as a closet or interior hallway, should be used if there is no basement space.

How to Protect Assets
There are thousands of dollars at risk when a natural disaster strikes, so it only makes sense to devise a plan to protect the assets inside the building even if your business is located in a brick and mortar location.

Always have a comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of your assets and, if possible, have photographs prior to a disaster and keep these stored in a safe place as it will be helpful if insurance claims have to be made. Look into a cloud storage option for safely keeping computer files and assets, and make sure your backup system is working.

As a building owner, work with a contractor to uncover areas that need improvement regarding structural integrity. This contractor will be able to walk you through possible safety upgrades and offer advice on any areas that may not be able to stand against certain weather situations.

Getting Back to Work

When a natural disaster does occur, you may have to close the doors to your business for several days or months to recover from the damage. Every day you remain closed becomes another day of lost profits. Having funds set aside helps with additional costs that are not covered by your insurance.

Locate and establish a relationship with a list of contractors who would be available for construction matters, and find a cleanup and restoration service that will be available to quickly respond to your emergency situation.

With SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch, 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 East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 to be there for you.

Is Your Business Ready If There's An Unexpected Emergency?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Disaster Planning For Your Bradenton Business

Creating a disaster preparedness plan ensures that your employees have the tools and the knowledge to know what to do if a disaster should occur.

Making a Plan

Spending the necessary time designing a protocol to follow during a disaster can save lives and thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Make it a priority to develop a plan and share the details with your staff. Another planning best practice is to review your disaster protocol monthly or quarterly to update it with any changes.

There are numerous emergencies your business should have a preparedness plan in place for, including:


Severe weather, including thunderstorms 

Other natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes

Human-caused hazards, including accidents or acts of violence

Technology-related issues like power outages and equipment failure

If there is no emergency plan in place for your business, things could get even more stressful quickly regardless of whether the emergency is man-made or from a natural disaster.

You should make sure that safety training and familiarization of emergency preparedness plans are included in the company onboarding process, team-building activities and continuing education opportunities. By working with your employees to familiarize them with proper safety protocol and emergency procedures, you’re not only giving them the tools to protect themselves, but you are also setting them up to help protect guests/visitors and the business itself.

Where to Start

When beginning to set up an emergency plan for your business, make an evaluation of the possible scenarios that are most likely to occur—even those that are highly unlikely but could still happen. After all, it’s better to prepare for all the worst-case scenarios and not be caught off guard.

There are plenty of online resources to help guide you through this process, including, the American Red Cross, FEMA and the CDC.

Also make sure to conduct a business impact analysis (BIA), which will help predict the potential effect a disaster may have on your business. This would include lost or delayed sales and income, increased expenses from repairs, and delayed implementation of business plans. Don’t forget to make sure that you have a crisis communications plan in place, as well.

Once that plan has been developed and put into place, it is important that you go over it and practice with employees. Reviewing and rehearsing various scenarios can help ensure the process remains fresh in their minds and can help employees feel more empowered.

Disaster can strike when you least expect it, but by being prepared and having a plan in place, your business will be better suited to handle whatever may happen. If the worst should happen and your business is damaged, know that SERVPRO of East Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

When You Have Commercial Damage Call The Experts

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Every building is susceptible to damage from a storm, and the structure that houses your business in Lakewood Ranch, FL is no exception. When the winds rage and the floodwaters rise, you need a business continuity plan to keep you up and running until you can be fully functional again. While insurance may pay for restoration professionals to repair your building, it does not guarantee your income or sustain your relationships with your customers. The following steps can help you accomplish the latter.  

1. Analyze the impact the storm damage has on your business. When flooding occurs, the first thing you need to do is identify the essential elements of your business and the resources that you need to keep them functional. Resources can include but are not limited to the following:  

• Space 
• Technology 
• Records 
• Equipment 
• Employees  

2. Project a timeline to implement your plan. Information is vital for keeping both employees and customers informed about your continuity plan. Once you have identified what needs to be done for the critical functions of your business to continue, you must decide when and how the plan will proceed.  

3. Establish your transition team. As with any new phase in a company’s development, you need a team of people to help you take it from how it functioned before the damage occurred to how it is going to operate while repairs are being made. This team helps you focus on what is necessary to keep your business going.  

4. Train your team. Your new mode of operation may be a challenge for your team. Training is important to make sure everyone understands the plan and is on the same page. It can also boost team camaraderie and help them understand strategies for recovery. 
Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. 
Damage from natural disasters does not have to signal the end of the line for your business in Lakewood Ranch, FL. With a strong continuity plan and the means to implement it, you can still serve your customers during the restoration process. 
SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

What Businesses Need To Know About Fire Restoration

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Small business owners can face many challenges as they get their companies growing, and one of them is a Lakewood Ranch commercial fire. However, learning more about how to handle fires can help you preclude your business's physical facility from going up in flames. Get the information you need regarding fires by reading the outline that appears below:

Fire Prevention
One of the best ways to prevent commercial fires in Lakewood Ranch is to develop a disaster prevention plan. This plan can work for fires as well as hurricanes, floods, and other types of natural disasters. To attain effective strategies for the procedure, it's a good idea to contact the local authorities and acquire their tips and tricks for fire prevention. One technique that should be a part of your fire prevention plan is keeping candles out of the workplace. Additionally, you should make sure that you don't overload your electrical outlines. Instead, use multiple outlines and surge protectors.

Fire Insurance
In addition to implementing sound fire prevention techniques, you need to invest in fire insurance. The majority of property insurance policies will offer some coverage when fires transpire, but they will typically not cover all the costs. For this reason, be cognizant of what your policy will cover and make sure that you attain 100% coverage. Also, review your policy each year. In most circumstances, it may be beneficial for you to add supplemental insurance. Keep in mind that the property policy can not cover some documents and valuables, so these items will need to be covered individually.

Fire Damage Recovery
Because a Lakewood Ranch commercial fire can happen at any time, it's important for your small business to have a disaster recovery plan in place. This plan should detail all the steps that will be taken following a catastrophe. The policy should also include contact information for vendors, clients, and employees. You should also be sure to list alternative locations and methods for completing business transactions.

Call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch Immediately 
Although it's important to utilize prevention strategies to decrease your property's susceptibility to damage, there is still a chance that a fire may impact your business. For this reason, it's important that you know who to call for fast, effective fire damage restoration services. The company to call is SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch. We offer excellent, convenient remediation services that will get your commercial offices back in good condition quickly. Contact one of our friendly customer service representatives today at (941) 747-2333

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire emergency event. When commercial fire damage we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (941) 747-2333

Does Your Business Have the Right Insurance?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

A room with extensive fire damage is shown with yellow caution tape If your business suffers a major loss, call (941) 747-2333.

Does Your Bradenton or Lakewood Ranch Have Enough Insurance?

Any sort of interruption is bad news for your business, but the longer a disruption lasts, the more revenue you will lose.  

Fire restoration can take longer than cleaning up after a flood or other disaster, as fires often result in three types of damage: burning, smoke damage and water damage.

As a result, if your building catches fire, you stand to lose three times what one would lose due to a flood, burst pipe or secondary smoke damage. 

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” To minimize monetary loss as much as possible after a fire, invest in interruption insurance.  

What Is Interruption Insurance? If you own a business in Lakewood Ranch, FL, there are three types of coverage that you should invest in, at a bare minimum:

• General liability
• Property insurance
• Business interruption insurance 

General liability and property insurance should cover losses of personal property, structural damage and injuries. However, though those expenses are bound to great, they likely won't make up a majority of your financial loss. 

Depending on how long it takes your local fire restoration team to clean up the damage and get your building back to like-new, your business may be closed for months.

Not only will you lose any revenue you could have generated during that period, but also, it will take you time to reestablish your brand with your customers, and possible additional marketing efforts. Interruption insurance can cover the loss of income suffered by the slowdown or suspension of your operations, as well as the costs of re-establishing your business post-disaster. 

Some interruption coverage policies cover extra expenses such as rent and moving fees for when businesses are forced to relocate due to the fire damage. Though not necessary, this type of coverage can significantly help after major structural damage. In general, interruption policies are good for as long as it takes for businesses to become operable again.  

A commercial fire can result in serious structural and monetary damage to any business. To minimize your damages, invest in interruption insurance. 

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch responds quickly to your Lakewood Ranch fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. (941) 747-2333.

Understanding Proactive Cleaning For Your Business

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum.

The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has spread to 60 locations internationally (as of this publication), including cases in the United States. The virus known as “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”) is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

SERVPRO professionals can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The customer will be required to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents.  The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building.

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch can answer your questions (941) 747-2333.
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar type organisms to COVID-19.   SERVPROXIDE™, SERVPRO’s proprietary disinfectant, is a hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. 

In addition, SERVPROXIDE™ currently has dozens of EPA-approved claims including Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, Staphylococcus (MRSA), E. coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, Swine flu (H1N1) and more. 

SERVPRO® franchise professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training  and products to get your property back to business.

The Principals of Mold Remediation For Your Business

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

A ventilation unit with mold is shown Give us a call, we are here to help you get your commercial property back on track 941-747-2333.

If you have a commercial building in East Bradenton or Lakewood Ranch, mold might not be your biggest concern each day. It is something you should be aware of and take action when necessary.

 The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification outlines five major principles of mold remediation. This important to know if you own or lease commercial business space.

1.    Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals, such as the SERVPRO of East Bradenton 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.    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. Mold issues can be extremely costly to your business. If you suspect mold from a leak or some other source, don't hesitate to call today.
Why use a certified technician?

SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch professional restoration  technicians understand the need for quick response. Immediate remediation is key to controlling any escalating costs to your business.

The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration. We  have the certifications and the knowledge to apply the restoration techniques required to return the items to their preloss condition and make it look "Like it never even happened." Give us a call, we are here to help you get your commercial property back on track 941-747-2333.

Lightning Can Damage Your Business In Ways You May Have Never Imagined

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

As a business owner, especially if you have employees that work outside lightning is something you should consider learning more about.

Lightning strikes can severely injure or kill workers whose jobs involve working outdoors. Lightning can be overlooked as an occupational hazard, but employers should be educated about lightning hazards to ensure the safety of their workers.

According to OSHA as an employer you have responsibilities to your workers. Under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), employers are required to provide their employees with a place of employment that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.” The courts have interpreted OSHA’s general duty clause to mean that an employer has a legal obligation to provide a workplace free of conditions or activities that either the employer or industry recognizes as hazardous and that cause, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to employees when there is a feasible method to abate the hazard. This includes lightning hazards that can cause death or serious bodily harm.

If you would like to learn more about ways you can look out for your employees there is information at

If your commercial business is damaged by a storm Call SERVPRO® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333.

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® of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 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.

Make Sure Your Commercial Business Is READY In An Emergency

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

If your business doesn't already have an Emergency Ready Plan, SERVPRO® East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is ready to help. Don't Wait learn about the Emergency Ready Plan today.

We spend quite a bit of money and time preparing for unlikely events. We insure our homes and cars to protect some of our most valuable assets. We write living wills to ensure our families and estate are taken care of should the unthinkable happen. Don’t wait for a disaster to strike. Take time now to put together a preparedness plan and your family and employees will thank you should a disaster strike.
By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. Call SERVPRO® East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333 to find out more.

Be Ready! An Emergency Ready Profile is a file created for your business that contains an emergency plan of action. This profile allows you to minimize any prolonged business interruption by ensuring that SERVPRO is ready and prepared to help with a simple phone call. The research doesn’t lie: After a disaster strikes, many businesses — about 50 percent — have to close down. Having an Emergency Ready Profile in place allows SERVPRO to take action immediately following a disaster. By taking fast action, you can limit business interruption, meaning that you can get back to doing what you do best as quickly as possible.

Our app is a no-cost readiness plan that places your ready plan data on your mobile device for quick access during an emergency.

 How does this app work?
1.       Call your local franchise and ask to schedule an appointment to do a FREE evaluation of your business.
2.       Your service rep will come out to your home or business and gather vital emergency contact information you will need for your app.
3.       Register on our website and download the app – you’re ready!
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – SERVPRO® East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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® East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch 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® East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

? 24-Hour Emergency Service
? Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
? Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
? A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
? Locally Owned and Operated
? Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”