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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


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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.

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Unexpected Places Mold Damage Hides in Your Naples House

4/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Unexpected Places Mold Damage Hides in Your Naples House Mold can spread quickly if moisture was not eliminated after damage. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate today.

SERVPRO Technicians Root Out the Causes of Mold Damage in Your Home

The danger of managing seemingly minor water damage yourself is missing secondary issues like the leading edge of mold growth. If your home gives off a musty, sour smell, it is likely some moisture remained after you believed all the water was gone. Hoping the smell dissipates is unwise as its source is in all probability mold. The mold detection team at SERVPRO is your best bet to locate concealed pockets of microbial growth.
 
Your carpeting soaked up some driving rain a few weeks ago when the wind blew hard through an open window. Calling in a professional water removal company seemed like an overreaction, so you ran a shop vacuum over it and used some fans to avoid mold damage to your Naples house. Now you worry that skipping a professional inspection was a mistake. Better late than never, invite our mold remediation experts to help determine if mold grew and needed abatement.
 
Unless you lifted the carpeting and dried it on both sides, you left a perfect breeding area for spores in a few different places. The underside of the carpeting offers a network of fibers and cords that provide good cover for mold. Damp padding is also an incubator for mold growth. Final areas that go undetected even by inexperienced or poorly trained restorers are the carpet tack strips. Often made of untreated softwood or particle board, these strips soak up water like a sponge and resist superficial efforts to dry them out. These moisture-laden pieces of wood are a buffet for molds, unseen but not unsmelled.
 
Had our SERVPRO technicians responded when the water first saturated your carpeting, we would have followed a different series of steps. We always pull up carpeting and often determine to replace the padding. It is an inexpensive fix that avoids the collateral damage of mold growth. Tack strips dry out if exposed to air and warmth, and we apply both during almost every job with waterlogged carpeting. Evaluating moisture levels and meeting drying goals give the homeowner the best chance at riding out wet carpeting without subsequent problems.
 
Time passes making easy solutions less effective. Your carpeting and padding now need replacing as mold entangles with every fiber. We contain the area, running an air scrubber to keep airborne spores in place. Carpet and mold disposal follows local regulations, and the subfloor receives disinfection. New padding, carpeting, and tack strips install for a price that you prefer to avoid, but no longer have that luxury.
 
Next time your floor coverings take on rainwater contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for a friendly review of the situation. Making that appointment is as easy as calling (239) 302-5700.

Solutions For Water Damage In Naples

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Solutions For Water Damage In Naples Water damage restoration has the best outcome if trained staff with professional strength extraction equipment are on your site quickly.

Water Damage Solutions From SERVPRO


Visitors look forward for months to a stimulating golf vacation at one of our area’s championship courses. Afternoons spent shopping or relaxing at one of our famous white sand beaches deserve a restful night in your luxury hotel. Be certain that any damage done by a careless previous guest does not ruin a current stay by engaging SERVPRO to abate any moisture issues.

Thousands of travelers visit Florida’s Gulf hotels without incident, but an accident with a tipped over cooler or unsecured shower causes water damage to your Naples lodging. The last thing your next guests want is to walk over a sodden carpet or see dark staining on the bathroom ceiling.

Your clientele deserves fresh and clean guest rooms, but mishaps do happen. SERVPRO awaits your call, ready to resolve any unexpected water issues quickly. If your staff informs you that carpeting is soaked or the tile floor is swimming contact the water damage experts rather than overloading your housekeeping staff with water removal challenges we handle with ease.

Water damage restoration has the best outcome if trained staff with professional strength extraction equipment are on your site as soon after the soaking as possible. Your guest rooms feature plush carpeting and luxury tile, both within our power to return to pre-loss condition if the timing is right. Once we understand the layout of the room and the extent of the water damage, SERVPRO technicians spring into action.

We understand you cannot afford to have guest rooms out of commission during the height of tourist season. Fortunately, our staff receives extensive schooling on the methods necessary to dry floor coverings in place, using techniques that direct airflow under the carpeting without removing it in its entirety. Padding also profits from this method, or we replace just that part as a cost effective remedy while removing all moisture from the carpet and relaying it. Our crew vacuums up water on tile, and checks for leakage below. Air movers and dehumidifiers reduce the ambient moisture in the room and the carpeting. Within hours SERVPRO releases most rooms back, clean, refreshed, and dry, “Like it never even happened.”

Keep your promises to your guest with help from SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island. Contact us at (239) 302-5700 as soon as you note water damage, and we bring it under control fast.

Water Damaged Ceiling Repair in Your Naples Home

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damaged Ceiling Repair in Your Naples Home Don't ignore your water damaged ceiling. Call SERVPRO to investigate.

SERVPRO Technicians Figure Out the Cause of the Damage Before Proceeding with the Repair

Perhaps the most dangerous effect that a water disaster can have on your home is a water damaged ceiling. Water can compromise the structural integrity of your ceiling, which is, of course, a particularly important section of your home. A weakened ceiling could lead to a lot of possible dangerous scenarios – small holes can get much larger when neglected, the ceiling can get warped or sag, or even worse, it could cave in altogether.
 
Many causes of water damage to your Naples home targets the ceiling. In a home with a single story, the damage may be from a leaking roof or broken water pipe. In a home with two stories, damage can be from a leaking toilet or shower on the second floor, meaning that water drips down onto the ceiling of the first floor. Regardless of the cause, the important thing is to pay attention to any water damage immediately, so the problem does not get worse.
 
The first thing to do is to call us at SERVPRO. We can use our professional knowledge on water remediation to find the cause of the problem and to fix any subsequent damage. Upon arriving at your home, we locate the reason for repairs quickly. The first symptom of a water damaged ceiling is staining of a brownish or yellowish color. A sure sign of a compromised ceiling is sagging. Both indicate water damage, even when there is no dripping water.
 
Once our SERVPRO technician finds the problem, we remove the part of the ceiling affected by the damage, which is done by measuring the damaged section and marking the area which is to be cut. A square cut is always made, ensuring all sides are the same length and width, since this is safer, and makes it easier to measure out the replacement piece. If the problem is caught in time, the area should be small, and the work, therefore, is made easier.
 
If there is any water damaged wood, we pay special attention to it, since wood is especially vulnerable to water. The greatest danger here is for mildew and mold to develop in it. We clean up any mold if it is present, and ensure the wood is dry before continuing further repairs.
 
After the area is thoroughly dried, new drywall is put in to replace the damaged section. Drywall compound generally dries overnight, and we apply another coat the next day. Once that is dry, sanding is done before it can be painted to match the rest of your ceiling.
 
A water damaged ceiling is something that needs attention immediately, so if your ceiling needs repair from a water disaster, contact SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island. We can always be reached at (239) 302-5700, and we bring the needed tools and skills to your home to fix the problem efficiently and promptly.

A Few Tips To Help Prevent Mold Damage In Your Naples Area Home

3/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation A Few Tips To Help Prevent Mold Damage In Your Naples Area Home Moisture and Mold Are Growing in Your Naples Bathroom? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Says Control Humidity and Temperature to Help Reduce the Chance of Needing Mold Remediation

If you have never experienced bathroom mold, you may be extremely lucky, or perhaps you simply are not looking in the right places. If you let it get out of control, it can cause significant damage, while if caught early enough, there is a simple fix.
 
Taking a shower, or a bath creates enough steam for your entire bathroom to remain damp for a short period. Leaving behind moisture that creates the perfect environment for mold damage to develop in your Naples home.
 
At SERVPRO, we often find that lingering moisture, leaky fixtures, wet cellulose materials, combined with poor ventilation provide mold with the food source that it needs to flourish. If you can see it or smell it, the problem is likely already bigger than you know.
 
SERVPRO technicians deal with situations all of the time where bathroom mold symptoms are not always obvious. It could be hiding just out of sight, under your sink, inside the cracks and crevices of your bathroom fixtures. Mold can even develop in your basement or crawl spaces and attic, both above and below your bathroom.
 
How do you prevent it from happening? Start by using the proper ventilation in areas of your home that have constant moisture sources, or appliances that develop steam during use. There is more than just your bathroom to worry about; mold damage can happen just about anywhere.
 
Cooking in your kitchen develops steam, which is usually handled by oven vents if you take the time to use them. Running your dishwasher, clothes dryer, shower, or tub all requires ventilation. This ventilation should be left on for at least 30 minutes after you finish using them.
 
If you do not have the proper ventilation, have it installed. The goal is to maintain a household (RH) relative humidity level of 50% or less. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers can help you achieve and maintain a constant level in your home.
 
When deciding on the type of shower curtain to purchase, look for one labeled as mildew-resistant and wash or even replace it frequently, while you should also take the time to wash your bathroom mats frequently, once a week would not hurt.
 
Taking all of these precautions may not fully prevent problems from developing. When things get out of hand, call in a professional from SERVPRO. We can help you discover the source of moisture creating your problem, fix it, while also removing and drying any standing water, even those small pockets found hidden in your walls.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Naples – Marco Island for access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists today. (239) 302-5700

How to Rescue Your Pizza Joint from Commercial Flood Damage in Marco Island

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Rescue Your Pizza Joint from Commercial Flood Damage in Marco Island The quicker that you call SERVPRO after flooding, the less likely you will have secondary damage issues.

SERVPRO Remediates Flood Damage After an Event

In a commercial kitchen, danger can lurk behind every corner. Whether it is out of control frying pans, leaking taps, or appliances on the fritz, being prepared for the unexpected is always a good idea. In a pizza parlor, speed is of the essence. Unfortunately, quick turnaround times put a greater strain on the facilities, and there is a bigger risk of flooding.

If a kitchen flood has hit your pizza joint or takeaway food business, SERVPRO is the place to turn. We have many years of experience dealing with flood damage in Marco Island, and we can save your operation. With access to sophisticated drying equipment, our technicians can remove every last drop of water and leave you clean and dry.

However, the most important part of flood damage restoration for any food business is hygiene. The kitchen must be completely germ-free before you reopen and this requires the use of specialist cleaning chemicals. Keep reading to find out more.

Keeping Surfaces Clean

Fortunately, most of the surfaces in a commercial kitchen are designed to be very hygienic. They are almost always made out of a metal (like aluminum) because it is non-porous. It means that, if contaminated water does touch them, the germs sit on the surface. So, your sink, pizza oven, worktops, fridge, and other items can be wiped clean with a detergent.

These days, many pizza parlors use wood or clay ovens. These are harder to clean; hygroscopic materials absorb water vapor from saturated air. They need to be completely cleared out and all wet wood disposed of in a suitable manner. Depending on the level of moisture, an antimicrobial agent may be applied to kill developing germs.

Using Sanitizers and Disinfectants

When the SERVPRO technicians tackle flood damage in a pizza parlor, they have to think carefully about the chemicals that they use. Striking a balance between hygiene and safety is important. Not all cleaning methods are suitable for a space which handles food. The IICRC approves the use of sanitizers and disinfectants in commercial kitchens.

They are powerful, but they do have limitations. For example, it is always safer to get rid of food items, after a flood, even if they do not feel wet or moist. That is unless you keep your stock in a sealed refrigerator or walk-in storage unit. On the other hand, cutlery, glassware, and crockery can be deep cleaned and sterilized.

Don’t forget that the faster you return your pizza parlor to its former hygiene levels after a flood, the quicker it reopens to the public. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island commits to helping local businesses get back on track. So, call us 24/7 on (239) 302-5700 today.