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When Storms or Floods hit Port Charlotte, SERVPRO is ready!

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Port Charlotte, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Port Charlotte Florida

SERVPRO of Port Charlotte specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

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

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Port Charlotte, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (941) 629-0966

Port Charlotte Smoke and Soot Cleanup

6/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Port Charlotte Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Port Charlotte Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Port Charlotte will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (941) 629-0966

Does Your Port Charlotte Home Have A Mold Problem?

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Port Charlotte Home Have A Mold Problem? In Southwest Florida, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 941-629-0966

Port Charlotte Florida 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Port Charlotte Florida 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Port Charlotte is ready to help anytime you need us for a kitchen, bathroom, home, or business water damage or flood.

SERVPRO of Port Charlotte is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (941) 629-0966

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Port Charlotte has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Port Charlotte

SERVPRO of Port Charlotte 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.

 

Certifications

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Affiliations

  • CAI WEST FLORIDA CHAPTER
  • Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
  • Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS® Inc

Be Prepared for a Blackout!

9/13/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Prepared for a Blackout! Are you prepared for a blackout?

Are you prepared for a blackout? Here are 10 tips to help prepare in the event of a power outage.

Watch the following video from FEMA for the 10 tips:

https://youtu.be/4eH7VbMXir4

The American Red Cross suggests the following:

Coping with Power Outages
Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, don’t be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. 
Energy Conservation Recommendations
  • Turn off lights and computers when not in use.
  • Wash clothes in cold water if possible; wash only full loads and clean the dryer's lint trap after each use.
  • When using a dishwasher, wash full loads and use the light cycle. If possible, use the rinse only cycle and turn off the high temperature rinse option. When the regular wash cycle is done, just open the dishwasher door to allow the dishes to air dry.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent lights

While blackouts are not fun, if you are prepared, they can be a lot less stressful for the family. If you have pets, children, anyone with disabilities, senior citizens, or anyone else who may have special needs staying in your home, make sure you have supplies, medicine, and comfort items that will help them cope through the blackout time also.

Thank you for reading!

Restoring Your Port Charlotte Florida Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/8/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Port Charlotte Florida Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Port Charlotte Florida commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

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 Port Charlotte

SERVPRO of Port Charlotte 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.

Certifications

  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

Severe Weather Information for the Port Charlotte Florida Area

7/8/2014 (Permalink)

Community Severe Weather Information for the Port Charlotte Florida Area Hurricane Wilma from 2005 storm track.

As part of our interest in helping our fellow Port Charlotte Florida community, we are providing this Severe Weather Information section here. We will have links below to weather information for both Hurricane, and local weather. As tropical storms or hurricanes come our way, we will provide updates for those specific storms as well.

Be sure to check out our Hurricane Readiness Kit blog here; http://www.servproportcharlotte.com/newsandupdatespost/2092/community/hurricane-preparedness-kit

Here are some National Weather sources: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/

For local weather, you check out the following for current conditions and alerts: http://www.heraldtribune.com/section/weather 

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/port-charlotte-fl/33952/weather-forecast/332284

http://www.nbc-2.com/weather

and http://www.mysuncoast.com/weather/

We will do our best to provide storm information as they come, but the above links will be very reliable for you. 

Thank you!

Hurricane Preparedness Kit

6/5/2014 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Port Charlotte we want to make sure all in our community are ready and prepared for Hurricane Season. Below are links and information borrowed from them that describe some of the basics you should have to be prepared for this upcoming Hurricane season. As with any general plan, always review it based on local and specific family needs and make adjustments accordingly. Information used is from the following link: http://www.ready.gov/basic-disaster-supplies-kit

  

BASIC DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

SERVPRO of Port Charlotte is on Facebook, Twitter, and More!

5/9/2014 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO of Port Charlotte is on Facebook, Twitter, and More! "Like it never even happened"

SERVPRO of Port Charlotte is now Active on Social Media.

Hello Everyone! We are happy to announce that SERVPRO of Port Charlotte is now actively posting and communicating with our customers and those who want to know more about us on the following social media sites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/servproportcharlotte

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SERVPROPortChar

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/SERVPROPtCharFL/

Google Plus (For Both Venice and Port Charlotte): https://www.google.com/+ServproFireWaterCleanupPortCharlotte