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A fast response lessens water damage restoration.

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

One of the most important initial steps for you to do following a water damage or flooding event in your West Bradenton / Anna Maria home is to contact your insurance agent and then to call a water damage restoration company.

The insurance agent will be able to send an adjuster to the property to complete the water damage assessment. If you call SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715, a field operator who is always available, will also arrive at your property.

SERVPRO has extensive relationships with insurance companies, adjusters, management companies and government agencies. This offers a unique opportunity for your adjuster and the SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria inspector to assess and develop a plan of action for your home.

The water damage restoration expert will complete a report known as the CCIS. The Contents Claim Inventory Service technology inventories items room by room and categorizes these items as salvageable, non-salvageable or questionable. This form arms you with information to work with your insurance adjuster to come to an agreement on how SERVPRO can best serve you. With a "Work Authorization Form" in hand, the expert technicians can immediately start the water damage restoration process. The importance of a quick implementation of the water damage restoration plan cannot be over-emphasized. Standing water within your home can only compound the damage the longer it remains.

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.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration. 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.

Call SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria 

(941) 792-7715

If a fire starts in your home, make sure you already have a plan!

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

If a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape, according to the American Red Cross. A fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly, along with an early warning from a working smoke alarm can save lives. For more information on protecting your family and home check Red Cross Fire Tips

Very few circumstances can be more traumatic and stressful than the aftermath of fire damage in your home or business. 

Beyond smoke and soot damage; the structure will be soaked with water.  The brave firefighters may also need to cut holes in roofs, knock down doors, and break windows to ensure the fire is extinguished.  SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715 has the experienced restoration professionals to mitigate the damage and restore your home or business to preloss condition.

If your home is damaged by fire, don't wait, call professional emergency service right away. Call SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715

If you need to remove odors from your home or business, you can hire professionals in SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria (941) 792-7715

They can help you identify the source and eliminate the problem. Many odors can be removed without a trace. Home deodorization can also include pet odors, spill odors and other foul smells. Oxidization is just one of many ways specialist might remove offensive smells. Sometimes special equipment and treatments are necessary to clean air ducts, carpets, upholstery and hard surfaces.

SERVPRO® West Bradenton / Anna Maria can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Contact SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria 

(941) 792-7715

No job is too large for SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team.

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes, it can be a confusing time for everyone. What should you do next, how much damage has been done, how much will it cost, has anything valuable been lost? There’s so much to consider and so much to worry over, but finding help shouldn’t be on that list. With the SERVPRO commercial loss division, you can rest easy knowing that your loss case, no matter how big or small, will be expertly handled by trained industry professionals. 

Commercial Loss Division

The commercial loss division was designed with the needs of our clients in mind. We know that when disaster strikes, you need help to arrive as soon as possible. Delays only serve to make your stress, and the damage to your home, worse. With SERVPRO’s vast network of over 1960 franchises across the country, no matter where you are, a commercial loss specialist will be nearby, ready and eager to help. A wide selection of clients have enjoyed the division’s services, including the hospitality industry, property managers, universities, municipalities, and the Pentagon. 

At SERVPRO, we ensure that the communication between our clients and the commercial loss division is easy by having a commercial operations manager oversee each large loss case taken on by the division. These managers can see to it that actions taken by the division lead to your large loss being handled swiftly and expertly. Contact SERVPRO at (941) 792-7715 to make the restoration process easier, simpler, and faster. 

Major Event Responses

With SERVPRO, you’ll know that you’re in good hands. In addition to the commercial loss division, we have teams made to address even the most extreme cases. Our catastrophic storm response team has a track record of lending services to respond to major destructive events, from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the polar vortex in 2014, and even the California wildfires in 2017.  Our disaster recovery team is dependable, available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, ensuring that no disaster, whether it’s  a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood, goes unaddressed. SERVPRO works to ensure that no matter the circumstance, we can meet the needs of our clients. 

Water damage? What you can do until help arrives.

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

However big or small the damage left behind, flooding is the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with. With ruined floors, items being washed away, and damage around every corner, you may look around and wonder: what now? Let SERVPRO guide you through the next steps, call (941) 792-7715.

Until Help Arrives

While getting a jumpstart on the restoration process is important, even more important is your safety. First and foremost, decide if it is safe for you to remain inside your home, or if you’d be in less danger outside of your home. Regardless of your location, be careful that the activities you perform don’t put you in a position to get harmed. Post-water damage, some actions which may have been inconsequential before are now potential hazards. Be cautious as you move around, as the most severe dangers water damage can leave behind is electrical damage and slick floors which increase the risk of falling. Be careful when handling wet materials, as these may become heavier than expected. 

After a Flooding

Now that you’ve taken the necessary steps to secure your safety, it’s time to deal with the aftermath of the flood. There are various actions you can take to minimize damage. Likely, you will find plenty of excess water around your home. Mop this up as you find it, especially when found on wooden furniture. Then you’ll want to begin moving items. Wet upholstery should be moved and put away to dry, as should art, loose items found lying on the floor, and colored rugs. With this done, there are a few more precautions you can take. Use wood blocks or aluminum foil and wedge them between furniture legs or wet carpeting. To dry out any remaining moisture in your home, turn on your air conditioning.

What no to do

Knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do. Keep these tips in mind to avoid making costly mistakes. 

Don’t leave items lying around on the floor, especially not colored items like books which can leave behind stains. Move wet fabrics to a dry place, and if you have furs or leathers, hang them up to dry. Don’t use household appliances like your TV, or use your vacuum to try to remove excess water you discover. Avoid turning ceiling fixtures on if you have wet ceilings, and be sure to steer clear of rooms where the damage is so severe that the ceilings have begun to sag.

Let SERVPRO guide you through the next steps, call (941) 792-7715.

Your next steps after a fire in your home.

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

So you’ve just experienced every homeowner's greatest nightmare: a fire broke out in your home. From financial repercussions to emotional hardship, a fire is a lot for a family to handle. If this is your situation, use these tips to guide you through the steps to recover. 

Pressing Concerns

Above all else, your immediate safety needs to be secured. Don’t do anything which could put you in danger. If remaining in your home compromises your safety, find the nearest exit and leave. As you leave, be aware that electrical appliances may pose a threat, and do your best to avoid them. Be cautious of where you walk to avoid a dangerous fall. After a major event like a fire, wet materials should also be treated carefully, as they can be very heavy.

Have A Fire Damage Emergency? Call (941) 792-7715.

What to do after a fire?

Apart from immediately seeking help, there are some steps you yourself can take to limit the extent of damage your home will sustain after a fire breaks out. Fires spread soot around a home, dirtying furniture and walls. To prevent this from worsening, move slowly and carefully around your home to avoid picking up and further spreading the soot to other areas. You can also wash your hands and use linens to cover carpets or furniture. In addition to these actions, try to maintain a clean space by cleaning houseplants and chrome surfaces. Finally, your home isn’t the only thing impacted by the fire. These events can be stressful and traumatic, so your emotional recovery is just as important as your property recovering. 

What not to do after a fire?

Unfortunately, some actions can cause more harm than good after a fire. If you see a wet ceiling, don’t run on the ceiling fixtures. Don’t eat packaged foods which have been stored close to fire, heat, or water. Don’t re-enter your home until you’ve been told by professionals that it is safe to do so. You should be sure that you’re contacting the right professionals to assist you. A restoration service is ideal if you’re looking to have furniture and walls cleaned, while repair services are better suited to cleaning electrical appliances which have sustained fire or water damage. Clothing should not be sent to ordinary dry cleaners, as methods employed by these cleaners may lead to the smoke smell remaining in your clothing. 

Have A Fire Damage Emergency? Call (941) 792-7715.

Faster to Any Size Disaster.

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Owning and operating a company is no easy task. Each day brings new hurdles to work past. You can expect to manage employees, track financials, and reach out to customers, all in a day’s work. Though ultimately fulfilling, running a business can be draining. As a busy entrepreneur, you shouldn’t spend time worrying about how to recover from flooding and water damage. With SERVPRO, you won’t have to. Our cleaning and restoration service will help you stress less, and recover fast.

Give us a call at (941) 747-2333 

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Why SERVPRO? What sets us apart is that we see to it that each and every one of our clients are left satisfied, having received excellent, speedy, service. No matter when or what emergencies may happen, SERVPRO is ready to help. Flooding and water damage can worsen as time passes, which is why SERVPRO is quick to respond to the emergencies our clients come to us with. Contacting us isn’t limited to business hours. At SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria, any time of day, and any day of the week, you will receive immediate responses. This even includes all holidays. With us, poor communication will never be a worry. 

The sooner damage is dealt with, the less costly and more effective repair will be. When left untreated, water damage can devastate a property. Water spreads quickly through a property, potentially damaging everything it comes into contact with, from your floors, walls, furniture, and other items. Within 24 hours of water damage, drywall begins to break down. The time sensitive nature of water damage is also why SERVPRO makes use of our 1970 locations across the United States and Canada to more quickly respond to your emergencies. Help is never too far away. 

Our water damage restoration process.

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Your home or place of business may have sustained water damage, and you should take quick action to repair this problem to reduce the risk of further, more expensive damage to your property. Have faith in our group of highly skilled specialists who are armed to the teeth with the necessary tools and gear to save the day. To correctly return your property to the condition it was in before the loss, our objective is to use the least invasive way possible. 

We use cutting-edge technology to document the damage and develop a scientific strategy, and then we deploy the appropriate quantity of drying equipment to meet our drying objectives. We have established pricing that is in line with industry standards even though every water damage is unique. 

We are an approved preferred vendor with many different insurance companies and take part in hundreds of other national account programs. For the remediation of water damage, SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria is certified by and follows the industry standard IICRC S-500 protocol for water damage mitigation.

Damage from Water or Floods? 

Call Today – (941) 792-7715 

Although every instance of water damage is slightly unique and calls for a specialized response, the procedure of repairing the damage remains mostly unchanged. You can get additional information about any of the stages that are listed below.

Step 1: Emergency Contact 

When you give us a call, we will immediately begin working to resolve the issue. Our representative will walk you through the problem and may ask you a few questions to find out more information about the tools and resources that will be needed.

Moreover, here is our “Do’s and Don’ts” guide to assist you in case of an emergency.

Step 2: Inspection and Water Damage Assessment 

At this time, we assess the level of damage that was caused by the water. We investigate and analyze the damage to determine how severe it is and the extent to which the water has spread. This ensures that the damage is repaired correctly and completely.

Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

The process of removing the water starts fairly immediately afterward and eliminates most of the water. We quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your home using powerful pumps and vacuum equipment, which helps avoid subsequent water damage and the growth of mold.

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification 

We make use of specialized machinery to extract the remaining water that is more difficult to reach. To estimate the ideal amount of air movers and dehumidifiers required to dry your house or place of business, our professionals will consider room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity as their primary data points.

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing 

We clean every piece of property and structure that can be repaired that was harmed by the water. We are proficient at cleaning content utilizing a variety of different approaches. Sanitizing treatments, odor removal, and deodorizing your property are all part of the services that our professionals are trained to deliver.

Step 6: Restoration 

The process of restoring your home or company to the condition it was in before it was damaged by water is referred to as restoration. Restoration can involve relatively minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or it can involve significantly more extensive repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms within a home or business. 

Either way, the result is the same: the property is returned to its original condition.

Call Today – (941) 792-7715 

Need Biohazard cleanup? Call SERVPRO today!

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Contaminants that pose a biohazard should be regarded as extremely hazardous since they present a significant danger to human health. The most frequent causes of biohazards in residential areas and commercial establishments are blockages in the sewage system and flood water. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria possesses the required training, protective gear, and specialized equipment to properly clean and repair properties that have been contaminated with this sort of substance.

Need to clean up biohazards? 

Call us at (941) 792-7715 today 

In the aftermath of any pollution in your house or place of business caused by a biohazard or sewage backup, your top concern should be safety:

  • Is it wise to remain in the house at this time?
  • There are potential dangers to one's health that can arise from being exposed to biological and chemical toxins.
  • The water from a flood may be contaminated with sewage, pesticides, and other harmful substances.
  • Only participate in pursuits that are appropriate for someone of your abilities.

What to Do After a Contamination? 

  • Avoid going into the impacted areas.
  • If someone's life is in danger, you should immediately contact the appropriate emergency services.
  • Consider all bodily fluids to be polluted until proven otherwise.
  • If there is sewage damage, the HVAC system should be turned off.

What to NOT do after a Contamination 

  • Avoid leaving wet fabrics hanging around for too long. Furs and leather products should be hung up.
  • Books, periodicals, and other colored things should not be left unattended on wet carpets or floors.
  • It is not recommended to use your home vacuum to remove water.
  • Avoid using the television as well as any other equipment in the house.
  • If the ceiling is damp, do not switch on any ceiling fixtures, and avoid entering rooms in which the ceiling is sagging.

24/7 Emergency Service 

The presence of a biohazard, such as contaminated flood water or backed-up sewage, should be treated as an emergency and addressed as soon as it can be. Water damage restoration experts are on staff at SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria, along with personnel that have the specialized training and experience necessary to safely treat biohazard contamination.

We are honored to be of service to the communities that we call home:

  • Bradenton
  • Anna Maria
  • Holmes Beach
  • Bradenton Beach
  • Longboat Key
  • Bayshore Gardens
  • Palma Sola
  • West Bradenton
  • Cortez
  • Perico Island

Call us at (941) 792-7715 today 

How to care for your belongings after storm damage.

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

Not only can storm and water damage harm the structure of your home, but it also affects the belongings of your home. SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria recognizes that your house is more than just a building; the furniture, clothing, and other possessions that belong to you and your family are what make a house feel like a home.

We're here if you have any questions or concerns: Call us at (941) 792-7715

Contents Restoration 

SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria specializes in the restoration of belongings that have been destroyed as a result of storms or other types of water damage. With our knowledge and the mindset that we should "repair" rather than "replace," we can help you save money while conserving priceless mementos that just can't be replicated. We perform a preliminary examination of your belongings to evaluate which items can be restored to the condition they were in prior to the water damage. We clean the contents of your items using a variety of methods, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning- Used to get rid of light residues or as a first step before cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning- A good way to clean that gets rid of moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe- Works well on things that can't be cleaned.
  • Foam Cleaning- Used on fabrics for furniture that might shrink or bleed if they are cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning- Involves moving the surface that needs to be cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning- The contents are put into a bath of the cleaner.


If your residence requires substantial repair or cleaning, SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria can carry out a move-out that is both ordered and efficient in the impacted area. Moving out will result in several positive outcomes, including the following:

  • A more expedient method of remodeling
  • Preventing goods from suffering any possible damage
  • Preventing further damage to the contents caused by the site conditions

When the repairs are finished, we will collaborate with you to plan the move-in process in a manner that is tailored to your requirements. It's possible that your insurance coverage will determine which services are given when you move in.

Electronic Cleanup 

Electronics that have been damaged by water might pose a significant threat. If you suspect that water may have caused harm to an electrical device, you should not try to turn it on or use it in any way. We will manage the repair of most electrical devices.

To successfully repair electronic equipment, you must act quickly to stop any further harm from occurring. To begin, the exterior of the electrical gadgets are cleaned so that we can assist prevent additional corrosion and damage. An experienced specialist in electronics will clean and check the various electronic components.

Have any other questions or concerns?

Call right now at (941) 792-7715

About SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria

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Over the past 43 years and counting, the community of West Bradenton and Anna Maria has been served by the business that is now known as SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria. In the beginning of 2017, John and Haley Ross, the current owners of SERVPRO in West Bradenton/Anna Maria, relocated from Clarksville, Tennessee to continue the company's illustrious legacy in the area.

Contact SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria today if you need service for your home or business! Call us at (941) 792-7715

Cleanup and restoration is our specialty

In addition to being licensed by the state of Florida to remove mold and mildew from your home or place of business, SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property following a fire, smoke, or water damage. This includes removing mold and mildew. In the state of Florida, mold remediation of any kind must be carried out by a qualified and certified professional contractor.

Our crew has extensive training in the field of property damage restoration, with a primary focus on the drying of wet items rather than demolition. This strategy has the potential to save homeowners and business owners thousands of dollars. You may have peace of mind knowing that our crew has the knowledge necessary to restore your property since they get regular IICRC industry certification in addition to initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility. Because it is backed by a network of qualified franchises around the country, SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria can handle any size damage, regardless of its severity.

We work with your insurance company

SERVPRO works with your insurance company to help manage the insurance process and paperwork so that you don't have to worry about the claims process.


  • AMRT- Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD- Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CDS- Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP- Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT- Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RRRP- Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT- Water Damage Restoration Technician

Damage caused by a storm, water damage, or fire can frequently be so extensive that it feels frightening. By delivering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which gives a thorough and precise list of your items, we can help reduce the concern and confusion that you may be experiencing during the process of recovery. We conduct an inventory of your belongings room by room, taking digital images and, in some cases, using bar coding. All of this helps you make your case to the insurance companies.

Feel free to contact SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria today if you need any help or have any questions related to our services at (941) 792-7715