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Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage Protects And Restores Your Naples Kitchen

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage Protects And Restores Your Naples Kitchen Removing the presence of both smoke and fire damage can return your kitchen to the condition most suitable for cooking and preparing meals.

Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage

Even the most experienced chefs can find themselves distracted while cooking up their latest masterpiece. That distraction disappears as soon as the smoke detector sounds. Because burning food continues to produce smoke for quite a while after removal from the oven, smoke damage can steadily accumulate inside your Naples kitchen and adjacent rooms. Cooking produces sticky by-products in the steam released, especially when the food includes meat and other high-protein items. However, these articles significantly increase whenever food burns, making the odor last longer.

Naples cooks and chefs who find their kitchens marred by smoke and fire damage can revitalize their favorite part of the house through proper mitigation. SERVPRO's technicians work hard to remove all traces of mishaps in your kitchen. If the surprises created in your kitchen included a small blaze that destroyed cabinetry, our Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT) certificates from the IICRC keep us prepared and ready to handle that expertly, as well.

Food tastes a certain way based on different factors, including how it smells to the individuals who eat that particular food. This is why a cold or the flu can change the way food tastes and is often behind the complaint of bland and tasteless meals. Smoke damage can affect the quality of future meals, just as fire damage can hinder your cooking routine.

We understand that serving healthy meals that your family finds delicious is important to you. Removing the presence of both smoke and fire damage can return your kitchen to the condition most suitable for cooking and preparing meals, and we have the skills and experience to make it happen quickly.

Removing charred areas of a kitchen prepares it for restoration work. Eliminating the areas with odor-producing particles tightly adhered accomplishes both cleaning and basic deodorization. Further neutralization of odors may require the use of hydroxyl generators. These are safer than traditional ozone machines and can safely run while people are in the home. These machines can also safely run around damp carpeting and plants, increasing their versatility and the effectiveness of our deodorization techniques.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can be relied on to fix whatever smoke and fire damage woes are affecting your kitchen. Reachable at any time, our local number is (239) 302-5700.

For more about the city of Naples visit https://www.naplesgov.com/.

Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Hurricane in Marco Island

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Hurricane in Marco Island Hurricanes are a major threat to your home but SERVPRO can help protect it!

How to Restore Your Marco Island Home after A Hurricane Hits

Hurricanes are a threat to any area but are especially dangerous for coastal regions. The unique blend of the wind, water, and other inclement weather components makes the perfect storm in Marco Island. Hurricanes inflict billions of dollars of damage in the United States each year, with a lot of this on the Gulf coast of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama.

Flood damage from hurricanes can be costly and overwhelming, which is why you need the assistance of professionals when you go through such a storm. SERVPRO staff is specially trained to handle flooding and water damage restoration from storms, making us the ideal company to contact should your Marco Island home sustain damage from a hurricane.

Upon arriving at your home, our SERVPRO technicians first assess the water infiltration, so we know how extensive the damage is to the structure, and then we develop a plan of remediation to mitigate the water damage and stop mold from growing or severe structural damage from happening.

Water extraction is the next step and needs to be done quickly and adequately. With our industrial equipment such as truck-mounted pumps, we have the water removed from your home as fast as possible. After all the standing water is removed, the studs, walls, and other components of your home must be completely dried. If this step is not used, it can result in additional damage and higher reconstruction costs. Using large fans and dehumidifiers, we also do this step as fast as we can, and check on the equipment daily, moving the fans around if needed for optimal drying.

Mold growth is common after flooding from a hurricane. With wet and warm conditions, an ideal environment for mold to grow, it is a genuine concern. We take the necessary steps for decontamination to remove any existing mold and to prevent further growth.

A storm like this can also wreak havoc on the contents of your home. When you call us at SERVPRO right away, many of them can be restored or saved.

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SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are experts at removing flood waters and drying your home out again. Therefore, do not hesitate to call us right away at (239) 302-5700 if you experience flooding from a hurricane and you live in the areas of Marco Island, Naples, and Naples Manor.

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Mold Damage Control in Naples Properties

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Control in Naples Properties SERVPRO is here for you when mold damage strikes your Naples house.

How Can A Naples Homeowner Control Mold Damage?


If the weather has been significantly humid for a few days, molds may start developing inside the house. Surfaces such as benches and walls are especially susceptible to mold during heavy rainfalls. Humidity can also increase when moisture inside the house evaporates into the air. The problem can become worse when the structure has poor ventilation. One of the contributing factors of indoor humidity issues is drying clothes indoors. The HVAC system in the house can also lead to humidity problems when heating or cooling air within the structure.

If mold damage has overtaken your Naples home, you can count on SERVPRO to deal with the situation. We have efficient tools and products to eliminate mold, and our technicians have many years of experience to ensure a smooth restoration process. Following IICRC guidelines, we can return your home to preloss conditions quickly and professionally, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold thrives in humid conditions and prefers when the relative humidity is above 70%. Therefore, removing water vapor from the air is an important part of the mold damage control. We do this using dehumidifiers, which pull in moist, humid air and then replace it with dry, warm air. The dry air absorbs moisture from wet items like a sponge. SERVPRO uses two types of dehumidifiers: desiccant dehumidifiers (which rely on chemicals known as desiccants to quickly absorb moisture from the air) and refrigerant dehumidifiers (which use the same working principle as air conditioners).

Once the mold is annihilated, deodorization is necessary to neutralize the pungent smell left behind by the fungus. Ultra Low Volume Foggers can atomize liquid deodorizing agents and produce a fine mist that penetrates areas with odor-causing residues. We also use the device to inject fungicides and disinfectants into hard-to-reach areas such as wall cavities.

Thermal foggers are also useful in mold damage deodorization. They discharge solvent-based products in large, dense fogs ideal for confined spaces. The fog is made up of small particles that bond with and neutralize odor-causing agents.

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Mold damage is a serious consequence of water damage that may be hazardous to your health. As a part of your community, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can help you take back control of your house within no time. For any assistance, call us today at (239) 302-5700.

For more information regarding the city of Naples, click here.

Understanding Fire Damage in Your Naples Home

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding Fire Damage in Your Naples Home Our technicians can help you recover from fire damage after a disaster at your house. Call today to begin the remediation process.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle ALL Aspects of Fire Damage During the Remediation Process

Fires can be very disruptive and disconcerting. Many people are at a loss for what to do after a fire in their home, which is why when you experience one, you need experts from SERVPRO, a fire remediation company, to help you pick up the pieces. Our technicians skillfully clean and repair the damages left behind, including smoke and water damage.
 
Fire damage restoration in your Naples home can be more complicated than you might expect. There are several kinds of damage needing to be addressed, plus each must be handled differently. You are looking at damage from soot, fire, smoke, and water from firefighting efforts.
 
Soot
 
Fires leave behind a lot of ash and soot. When it mixes with water, you are left with a gray-black sludge which makes cleaning difficult. Plus, it depends on the kind of materials that were burned and how hot the fire was. Dry soot can be wiped up easily. However, oily soot takes more to clean up, especially on fabrics and porous surfaces. SERVPRO technicians can determine the kind of soot which is present in your home and clean them effectively.
 
Fire Damage
 
Fire damage is the most obvious and most straightforward to clean and restore. Many materials have visible damage or are destroyed. Some plastics, metals, and composites have damage which is hard to see and weakens them with no noticeable signs. It is important you have our experts inspect your property after a fire.
 
Smoke Damage
 
The most frustrating damage can occur from smoke damage. The odor lingers for a very long time if you do not let us treat it. Smoke seeps into surfaces in your whole property, getting into floors, walls, and furnishings in areas which weren’t even affected by the fire. We use specialized tools such as deodorizers and air movers to ensure all traces of smoke are gone. We check your ductwork and air filters as well.
 
Water Damage
 
Many people do not realize water damage can result from a fire. Efforts from firefighting often involve big amounts of water. Damage can happen to the plumbing as well, resulting in leaks. Any moisture can create mold damage, so it is important to call us right away once the fire is out.
 
SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island has the experience and knowledge needed to clean your property from fire damage quickly. Just give us a call at (239) 302-5700 as soon as the fire is out so we can get your home back to the way it was.

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SERVPRO Keeps Safety in Mind After Water Damage to Your Marco Island Print Shop

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Keeps Safety in Mind After Water Damage to Your Marco Island Print Shop Our quick action can potentially save your printing equipment from being a total loss. Contact our staff and let us remediate the water damage.

Our Top Priority is to Dry Out Your Business in Order to Prevent Secondary Damages From Setting In

Water damage has an unmatched ability to bring your business to a standstill. Even a small leak can shut you down for a few days during the cleanup operation. Thankfully SERVPRO is available to get things cleaned up, dried off, and ready to resume business quickly – that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
Safety is of paramount importance during commercial water damage remediation in your Marco Island print shop. There are many safety considerations, including structural damage, slip and fall hazards, and electronic equipment safety. We train our technicians in all aspects of site security in line with IICRC-certification and EPA recommendations, so you can rest assured that every step is carried out with safety in mind.
 
Electronic security is often a particular concern for print shops due to equipment such as printers, copiers, and laptops. Our teams use floor standing, and submersible pumps to extract as much water from the floor as possible. We unplug all electronic items and remove trip breakers, fuses and backup batteries before carefully wiping water from all electronics. We also liaise with specialist electronic vendors on your behalf to discuss the drying situation and offer the best chance of restoring equipment.
 
Our IICRC-certified staff is aware of all potential hazards in a wet environment. We check the structure of your print shop and ensure it is sound, and we look out for slip and fall hazards such as loose wires or tack strip. We post warning signs accordingly, so anyone nearby knows what is happening.
 
Another risk in water damage situations is potential mold growth. We assess the potential for mold growth and set up a drying regime as soon as we can because we know that the faster we get your print shop dried out, the less chance there is for the fungus to take hold. Our drying service includes working under carpets and inside walls to ensure there are no hidden corners of damp where mold can grow, or structural damage can continue unnoticed.
 
We assess the water that has entered your property to determine if the damage is from white, gray, or black water and take appropriate precautions depending upon the type of water that is present. We supply our staff with the full range of appropriate personal protective equipment for every situation.
 
Do not let water close your business down. Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 today for help.

For more information regarding Marco Island, click here

An Answer To Common Mold Damage Issues In And Around Your Naples Area Home

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation An Answer To Common Mold Damage Issues In And Around Your Naples Area Home SERVPRO technicians have found extensive mold growth around windows, both on the outside, and the inside of your home

SERVPRO Has The Answers For Your Mold Damage Issues

Dealing with mold found in your home is quite simple. Mold can develop into various shapes, sizes, and colors, causing health problems regardless of the type that exists. Exposure leads to serious issues all of which no one should ignore.

If you are having mold damage problems in your Naples area home, you benefit greatly from locating professional remediation services you can trust. A fully-certified, expertly trained technician who has the experience, equipment, and resources produce the best results.

There are common types of mold that professional technicians at SERVPRO deal with almost on a daily basis including Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Stachybotrys Atra. All of these forms of mold produce airborne particles and spread throughout your home if given enough time, or the right conditions.

SERVPRO’s expertly trained technicians understand that rotting foods or the buildup of dirt and debris within your home’s ventilation system often produces Aspergillus. If you have ever peered beneath your toilet seat to find a black substance, that is Cladosporium; it likes painted surfaces or fiberglass.

While you may know Stachybotrys Atra more commonly referred to as “Black Mold.” However, knowing which type of mold exists in your home does not help you control it, or remove the conditions that allow it to exist. Home mold testing kits do nothing more than waste your money and crucial time.

These types of mold can trigger common allergy symptoms in both children and senior citizens, while the effects remain slight in a full-grown healthy human being. Enough growth or the emersion of multiple strains can produce unknown results, making it necessary to safeguard your home against mold growth regardless of the type or amount you might see.

SERVPRO technicians have found extensive mold growth around windows, both on the outside, and the inside of your home. Along with the accompanying unpleasant odors, mold leads to damage to walls, floors, ceilings, and a variety of household contents, appliances, and even your ventilation system.

While household mold primarily thrives in damp, wet areas with a constant moisture source such as your basement, shower, kitchen, laundry room, or attic, it can occur anywhere, and exist for extended periods of time, even when the right conditions fail to appear.

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Get help from SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island, find answers to common mold problems in and around your home, today. (239) 302-5700

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Find a Partner in Safety to Deal With Water Damage in Your Naples Area Hotel

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Find a Partner in Safety to Deal With Water Damage in Your Naples Area Hotel Wet floors can cause many types of secondary damages. Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to protect your guests and employees.

SERVPRO Technicians are Equipped Handle Large or Small Scale Water Damage Disasters

Concerns about the safety of both your employees and your guests should always take priority when dealing with water damage in your hotel. A customer could slip and fall, leading to problems that no business owner should ever have to deal with on their property.
 
The company you decide to use to provide you with water damage restoration services in your Naples area hotel should always share your view on safety and maintain a safe environment to help protect everyone involved. Many dangers exist that make dealing with water damage on your property a priority.
 
At SERVPRO we work with our customers identifying hazards that may exist. Performing a full evaluation of your property brings a variety of problems to light, including both structural and electrical hazards, biohazards, issues concerning hazardous materials, infectious waste and mold. Having water invade your property is dangerous, far more so than most imagine. It is important to take the time to find and eliminate safety hazards before any restoration services begin.
 
SERVPRO technicians check for saggy ceilings, condensation in lighting fixtures, or lights filled with water. We ensure that anyone entering the work area uses the appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gloves, goggles, boots, and respirators to remain safe while performing services within the affected area.
 
SERVPRO cares about your business and works hard to provide you with safe, quick, efficient services that help reduce any losses you experience. It is entirely likely that we can help keep your doors open while performing your restoration, although in a limited capacity. However, our technicians are available 24-hours a day, allowing us the opportunity to provide restoration services around the clock.
 
When you are looking for someone who puts your company first, responds fast, and performs impeccable services that exceed your expectations, we are ready to answer the call. We can begin your restoration immediately, giving you the protection and comfort you deserve.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island to learn more about our restoration process or to schedule your initial inspection today, call now. (239) 302-5700

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Reduce Losses Due to Flood Damage in Your Naples Area Home Today

6/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Reduce Losses Due to Flood Damage in Your Naples Area Home Today Don't let a small water leak turn into a full flooding scenario. For any type of water damage or flooding, call SERVPRO quickly to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians are Extremely Skilled at Finding the Source of the Water Damage on Your Property

Accidents happen, even if you take all of the right precautions to protect your family, some incidents are just out of your control. Something as small as a 1/8th – inch crack in a plumbing line in your ceiling, can produce massive damage in your home.
 
This type of problem can occur in any home, anytime, anywhere. Leaving your Naples area property susceptible to flood damage, regardless of what you might do to avoid it. Making obtaining the right insurance coverage and having an ongoing relationship with a local restoration company that you can count on during an emergency, crucial.  
 
SERVPRO technicians understand how massive amounts of pressure push water to various amenities found in your home. The kitchen sink, shower, toilet, and other plumbing fixtures found throughout, all cause potential problems to exist. If that is not enough, most homes also have ice makers, dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters that can also lead to water issues.
 
At SERVPRO, we have experienced incidents that involve small cracks in a pipe sending hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of water into a home within a matter of minutes. Meaning that you have no warning, no stains, drips, or surface moisture until it is too late. An incident like this can come crashing through your ceiling, surge up through your floor, or come bursting out of your walls.
 
Flood damage like this causes damage to insulation, drywall, carpeting or flooring, cabinetry, furniture, personal belongings and more. Having someone like SERVPRO on your side gives you access to expertly trained technicians that know how to perform the replacement, repairs, and restoration services necessary to recover the contents of your home and return your property to a quality condition.
 
Get the help you deserve, from professionals you can trust to take the lead in your home restoration. Someone who reduces the negative impact an incident like this can have on your family, that respects your property like it was their own, and makes every effort to get things back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has IICRC certified technicians, several years of experience producing fantastic results for our customers, and access to all of the latest techniques and methods to help limit any losses you experience. Call today. (239) 302-5700

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Receiving Flood Damage Restoration Services Prevents Major Losses In Your Naples Home

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Receiving Flood Damage Restoration Services Prevents Major Losses In Your Naples Home Furniture affected by flooding often experiences mold growth, splitting, deformation of wood members, or failure of glue joints.

SERVPRO Can Provide The Flood Damage Restoration Service You Need


Receiving the correct handling and emergency treatment for water-soaked furniture or other wooden objects found on your property after a flood can mean the difference between losing everything and preventing major loss.

Flood damage on your Naples area property can result from natural disasters, broken pipes, leaky roofs, or even be caused by firefighters quelling a fire. Regardless of the cause, each item found in your home requires timely, accurate attention to limit damages that may occur.

Furniture affected by flooding often experiences mold growth, splitting, deformation of wood members, lifting of veneers, ruined finishes, or failure of glue joints. SERVPRO technicians understand the effects water has on your furniture and personal belongings and make every effort to mitigate any losses you experience.

Many water-soaked items become susceptible to handling damage making it necessary to think before attempting removal. SERVPRO technicians make on-the-spot decisions concerning moving many furniture items discovered in your home. If moving your furniture would cause additional damage, we carefully place blocks under each corner to prevent further saturation or damage.

Depending on how long your furniture has gone before treatment, mold problems can arise that require special attention. Mold can deteriorate fabrics such as silk or wool, often making a variety of your household furniture items a natural organic food source for mold. SERVPRO places these objects in an environment where we can control ambient temperature and moisture levels, often choosing cold storage until it is possible to address each item properly.

For those items that remain in a dry, safe location on your property, we use air moving equipment to promote even air circulation around all surfaces, removing pockets of moist, stagnant air. Opening doors, lifting lids, and removing drawers can help with this process. However, it is important to prevent objects from drying too rapidly, so monitoring and making adjustments using hygrometers to adjust relative humidity throughout the area makes this process sensitive.


 


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SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can assist you with restoring many of your belongings you may have thought lost forever. Call to receive the services you deserve and get started with your home’s recovery today. (239) 302-5700


For more information regarding the city of Naples, click here: https://www.naplesgov.com

Bathroom Water Damage from a Leak in Naples

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Bathroom Water Damage from a Leak in Naples Your bathroom floor should not suffer water damage unless you purposely let water sit on it, or there is a leak.

Bathroom Leaks Can Cause Water Damage in Your Naples Home

A water leak in your bathroom, if left untreated, can cost you, especially if it leads to serious damage to flooring, walls, and paint. There are some subtle signs you can watch for to figure out whether you need to hire a plumber to fix leaking plumbing fixtures or pipes before things worsen. Also, a water damage remediation company like SERVPRO can help you dry up the water and clean up the damage, including possible mold growth.

Damaged Wallpaper or Paint

One obvious sign of bathroom leaks and water damage in your bathroom is a wall with blistering wallpaper or paint. Most times, steam from showering does not normally cause wallpaper and paint to loosen. When water and moisture get in between the paint and wall, they get rid of the bond and star to separate the two, making the paint rise from the wall and fall off in pieces. The same happens with wallpaper. The adhesive used to bond the paper with the wall gets less sticky, and the paper loosens.

Damaged Walls

A wall which is stained or warped for unknown reasons is a clear sign there is a plumbing leak in your Naples bathroom. When drywall gets exposed to moisture, it softens and starts to bubble, eventually warping and breaking into pieces. If the leak reaches your ceiling, it makes it sag and maybe leak some of the accumulation of water. SERVPRO can come in and help you to stop the leak that is causing the damage, dry the water up and repair the damages done. With special tools, they can find all the moisture, plus any possible hidden mold.

Damaged Flooring

Your bathroom floor should not suffer water damage unless you purposely let water sit on it, or there is a leak. If the floor is cracking, buckling, or starting to stain for no apparent reason, there is likely hidden water. Water from the pipe right under the floor could be the cause, or it might have traveled there from somewhere else.

Depending on what flooring your bathroom has, moisture can make it feel spongy and soft. Tiles might lose their stickiness and loosen, letting you remove a piece easily and expose moisture or water under it. Your subflooring many times is damp as well.

Ceiling Stains

If your bathroom is on the second floor, you could see a leak on the ceiling under the bathroom. Water can also travel far distances, so check for any water stains on the ceiling below as well.

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SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is experienced in handling bathroom leaks, so whatever the cause, they can come and fix the problem for you. They act quickly when you call them at (239) 302-5700 to restore your bathroom back to its original condition without much downtime for you.

For more information regarding Naples, click here: https://www.naplesgov.com