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Professional Mold Damage Removal and Remediation Restores and Protects Your Naples Area Home

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Damage Removal and Remediation Restores and Protects Your Naples Area Home Finding mold damage in your home can be scary, but the professionals at SERVPRO can help to ease your mind while safely removing the damage.

SERVPRO Safely and Thoroughly Removes and Remediates Mold Damage

The materials making up your Naples home come from a variety of sources, including organic matter. Cellulose might seem too fragile to hold much usefulness in a solid home, but its uses range from sturdy beams to insulation to drywall backing and more. Any of these can become damaged by excessive microbial growth.

Upon discovery of a problem with mold or mildew in your Naples residence, calling a mold damage removal professional can get things under control again. Drying out the home and keeping humidity at a constant and low level helps secure the desired results of remediation. Without controlling the amount of moisture present, microbial activity quickly becomes a damaging force inside your property. After we regain control over the moisture content in your home, we can then begin removing damaged materials and cleaning away the mold growing on hard surfaces.

Because mold propagates itself via spores, it is crucial that we contain these potential colony-starters. SERVPRO technicians typically use the same technology used by hospitals when they need to contain pathogens. Negative air pressure systems may look simple, but we find they effectively prevent both mold particles and their spores from escaping into uncontaminated areas of a residence. We enclose infested areas before we begin removing mold-covered materials.

Once we have the plastic sheeting and air scrubber all in place, we can begin checking to see which materials only require thorough cleaning, and which sections require removal and replacement. We use thick bags and then double them to protect other areas in your home from becoming contaminated as we carry these bags of ruined materials out of your home. While drywall sections might contain sharp fasteners, carpeting sections often contain strips of tacks. We attempt to enclose these sharp objects within the materials, so they do not puncture the bags, allowing any of the dusty mold or spores to escape.

We do not rely solely on the air scrubber used to produce the negative air pressure zone. Other scrubbers help keep any particles able to escape on bags, our personal protection equipment, or that already existed in your home's uncontaminated areas from becoming nuisances. Mold and mildew exist everywhere but often without becoming a problem.

Problems begin when moisture levels rise and permit mold to grow profusely. Because we can control the amount of moisture in your home much more easily than we can control the introduction of new spores from the outside world, we concentrate on this facet. After removing damaged materials and reducing the number of particles and spores in the air, we help homeowners maintain the lowered levels of humidity by installing dehumidifiers, discussing better maintenance of water-using appliances, or addressing other issues such as wet basements and crawlspaces.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island hires qualified and dedicated technicians who then earn IICRC certificates. Mold damage removal helps protect your home from the harmful effects of microbes. Call us at (239) 302-5700, so we can help you protect your home and possessions from this and other disasters.

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How Flood Damage Can Reach Your Home in Old Marco Junction

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Flood Damage Can Reach Your Home in Old Marco Junction Old Marco Junction Homeowners Use SERVPRO for Storm Water Removal

Storm Water Intrusion into Homes and Condos Get Help from SERVPRO

Even if you safeguard your home against the effects of severe weather, it is still entirely possible for an accident to happen and for the structure to suffer from flood damage or worse in Old Marco Junction. Disasters happen, and when you are left in the lurch, a call to SERVPRO can help to get you back on your feet with as little time, energy, and money spent as possible. If your home suffers damage similar to these situations in a storm, call us as quickly as possible to make our services as effective as they can be.

Large-Scale Flooding
Some storms may spiral out of control enough to cause flood damage across Old Marco Junction. In these cases, we recommend contacting SERVPRO as soon as possible to make sure that you receive care quickly. When a heavy flood hits your home, doors and other openings can rarely fight against the raging waters, and most homes end up a soggy, stained mess. Do not worry, though: we prepare extensively for these situations and can tackle even the hardest jobs.
Broken Windows
Windows can sometimes break easily in a storm, as high winds or blown-around objects crash into them and shatter the glass. In addition to creating a safety hazard, this provides a portal into your home for rainwater, debris, and other damaging factors. While flood damage incurred in this way is typically light, you should still prioritize help-seeking to prevent mold and other harmful factors from coming into play in the first place.

Ruined Roofing
Some types of roofing, such as shingles and tiles, may have an elevated risk of full or partial destruction during a major storm. It is wise to have wind-storm coverage for the Gulf Coast of Florida. We may be able to close small openings to prevent the wind and rain from entering through your roof. Though we are not roofers, we can try to mitigate damages.
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is at the ready after every hurricane and natural disaster to provide storm and flood damage relief to the local area. Call us at (239) 302-5700.

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A Solution to Fire Damage for All Marco Island Hotels

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A Solution to Fire Damage for All Marco Island Hotels Visitors to your hotel expect a clean and good smelling environment to relax in. Contact SERVPRO right after damage for best results.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Keep Your Hotel Running Seamlessly After Damage

With over 80 Marco Island hotels readily available to service guests needs in and around the area, odds that a fire might break out in one or more of these facilities skyrockets. If you are a property owner or manager at one of these establishments, the safety and security of all guests and employees must remain a priority. However, there is always the concern that damage caused by a fire can temporarily or permanently disable operations.

Being responsible for the day-to-day operations of any size hotel can be daunting. However, dealing with commercial fire damage, smoke damage, or water damage in Marco Island after firefighters douse the flames does not have to be. You have access to fully-certified IICRC technicians that specialize in providing safe, clean emergency response services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.  

SERVPRO can provide you with the highly-trained professionals, advanced equipment, and necessary resources to manage your restoration process from start to finish. We help return your property to a quality pre-fire loss condition as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining a safe environment that limits disruptions to guests of your hotel.

SERVPRO can handle any size problem, everything from a single room kitchen fire to a multi-level blaze caused by faulty wiring in hallway light fixtures is well within our wheelhouse, and we show it in the quality of work you receive. We can assist by moving furniture out of harm’s way, and give each item the attention it needs to recover quickly. Our technicians provide quality services designed to adjust to your circumstances and keep you informed throughout the restoration.

SERVPRO works with your insurance company to ensure you receive the results you and your guests deserve. We can offer water removal, cleaning, drying, deodorization and full-restoration services to keep your business running smoothly and help you limit any losses you might experience.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is locally owned and operated, bringing solutions to Paolita Station, Miles City, and Fakahatchee by providing excellent fire damage restoration services to all of our surrounding communities.  Call (239) 302-5700.

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Understanding the Different Types of Smoke Residue After Fire Damage to Your Naples Home or Condo

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Different Types of Smoke Residue After Fire Damage to Your Naples Home or Condo Smoke Cleanup and Odor Removal Are Crucial to Fire Damage Restoration in Naples

Stains and Odors Accompany Fire & Smoke Incidents--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Not all smoke and soot residue after fire damage to your home is the same, and the success of a restoration process depends on the type of the residue. While some type of residue is easier to clean, other can be notoriously difficult to eliminate.

SERVPRO technicians can employ different methods to tackle a different type of smoke residue after a fire incidence to your Naples home. The type of the smoke and soot residue affects the time required for the restoration.

Dry and wet smoke residue  
Almost all fires produce both wet and dry smoke residue in varying proportions. As both of these residues differ in the damage that they can potentially cause, they require different methods of elimination.

Fast burning and fires that have an ample supply of oxygen produce predominantly dry smoke. On the other hand, fires that burn slow and are deprived of oxygen produce predominantly wet smoke residue.

Dry residue is easier to clean, and SERVPRO professionals can restore more material in such cases. Cleaning such residues requires less aggressive procedures and cause lesser secondary damage. That said, as the dry residue is generated by hotter fires, which can cause more damage compared to the colder fires.

The wet smoke residue, on the other hand, is predominantly generated when the fire burns slow and is more difficult to clean. Wet smoke contains a higher proportion of solvent and other liquid components. As fires generating wet smoke burn slower, they have ample time to reach between crevices and enclosed areas. It can be quite challenging to clean the wet smoke residue even if the damage due to the actual fire is minimal. Extreme measures such as stripping and refinishing may be required to clean such residue.

Protein residue  
Protein residue is a common feature of fires that originate in the kitchens and involve burning poultry, meat or fish. These organic materials produce smoke that is rich in protein residue and has a yellow or amber color. Such smoke can cause discoloration of walls and other exposed surfaces. Another problem with protein residue is the odor, that can linger on for days after the incidence and often requires deodorization. Thermal fogging can follow the path of the odor airborne smoke odors and chemically alter them. This challenge is handled by SERVPRO FST technicians by also setting up ozone machines when the property is vacant of people, pets, and plants, and when not, hydroxyl generators.

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Space Heaters Increase Fire Damage Risk in Naples

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Space Heaters Increase Fire Damage Risk in Naples Placing your space heater too close to flammable objects such as blankets, towels, and curtains can cause a fire to start.

Tips for Preventing Fire Damage Caused by a Space Heater

Cold snaps in Naples are rare, but they do happen. Whether a native Floridian or a more recent resident moved in full time or only during the winter, coping with the chill can prove challenging. If the choice of warming the air in your home increases the risk of fire, residents must be cautious. When caution is not enough to evade fire, you need our help to recover your property from the damage.

An apparently simple solution for colder than typical temperatures in Florida is a space heater. A space heater is inexpensive and requires no major installation to bring warmth into a home, making it a popular choice. Naples residents need to know that 15 percent of the fire damage in U.S. homes traces its cause to heating systems, and over 40 percent of these fires attribute to space heaters. We are familiar with the devastation caused by a space heater accident or malfunction.

SERVPRO notes the most common ways a fire starts because of a space heater are the following:

  • Placing blankets, curtains, or other combustibles too close to the heater
  • Tipping of the space heater by children, pets, or anyone who trips over the cord
  • Failing to keep the heater clean of dust
  • Using an extension cord or power strip that cannot handle the load
  • Continuing to use an outdated unit not up to code

The first three expose flammable materials to the intense heat of the coils. A fire set this way burns hot and fast. The last two threaten a possible electrical fire which can smolder or cause a fire between walls in the wiring. No matter what type of fire damage your home suffers, SERVPRO’s highly-qualified crews respond quickly.

Expect our crew to assess the situation thoroughly and design a comprehensive restoration plan to clean, restore, and arrange for repairs. Loose soot and ash receive a dry sponging and vacuuming while the stickier, thicker residues from a fire that smoldered are cleaned with sprays, solvents, and abrasives, chosen for efficient results based on the IICRC coursework our technicians mastered. SERVPRO deodorization specialists then evaluate the need for technologically advanced odor eliminating efforts like thermal fogging or hydroxyl generation if cleaning is inadequate to abate the smell.

Engage the services of SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island with confidence if a space heater causes fire damage to your home. Call (239) 302-5700 24 hours a day to set up an assessment by our skilled fire damage experts.

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Professional Water Removal Services You Can Trust When In Naples

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Removal Services You Can Trust When In Naples Naples Beaches, Zoo, and SERVPRO. Have a Water Damage problem?

Mitigating Damage from Water Infiltration is a Renowned SERVPRO Service

Whether it is a broken pipe or any flooding that is behind the water damage challenges in your home or business, there are specific procedures to follow for successful water removal. If you fail to treat flooding as an emergency, then your Naples property may suffer long-term adverse effects. Exposure of your structure to excess moisture for a prolonged time may lead to further damage, including mold development.

If you opt for professional water removal services in Naples, then you are likely to mitigate the damage. You need to know what is salvageable and what to replace when faced with such disasters, and that is what a certified service provider like SERVPRO assists you to achieve. Restoration as a process is technical, and our technicians are trained to choose the most appropriate methods to use.
A substantial amount of water on your property may force us to use submersible pumps when extracting it. Typically, the amount of water on your property determines the technique we use. In some cases, we may heat your rooms to make the wet materials release the moisture into the surrounding air. However, more damage can result when the air ends up with additional moisture. At this point, we put in place dehumidifiers - devices that lower the relative humidity by removing the extra moisture from the air and either capturing the molecules or expelling them to the exterior.
Many cases may compel us into using air movers – devices that facilitate airflow and make wet surfaces lose moisture into the air. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians may put a carpet in position and place air movers under it to reduce its drying time. This is called "floating the carpet." If moisture is left unattended to, then conditions for mold growth can result and lead to possible health effects.
There is no need for alarm when your property suffers water damage since you can always rely on SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for trusted services. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and be served by industry leaders.

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Getting Your Naples Clinic Up And Running After Water Damages

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Getting Your Naples Clinic Up And Running After Water Damages Our SERVPRO team can get your Naples clinic back up and running faster than you can say "Like it never even happened."

When Water Damage Strikes Your Clinic, SERVPRO Will Be There To Help

You can always expect a doctor’s office to be busy every day they are open. With appointments sometimes scheduled months in advance, your Naples office cannot afford an emergency situation that could require shutting your doors to the people who need you the most. Even with routine maintenance, the plumbing of your office building can sometimes rupture due to circumstances well out of your control.

When this happens, you can be dealing with substantial water damage to your Naples clinic. Especially if the line break occurs after regular operating hours, it could be a while before the problem gets discovered the following morning. With the equipment, records, and patients on their way, this is a mess that you need to have cleaned up quickly and correctly. Our professional SERVPRO team can be there quickly to adequately assess the damages and get to work on setting things right.

The first step in our overall restoration process is to locate the source of the damage and shut off the valve that is continuing to feed water to the broken pipe. While repairing this pipe is also a priority, shutting off the water ensures that the damages do not continue to get worse. Based on your input, our technicians focus on your areas of priority so that irreparable damage does not occur to sensitive records, electronics, or expensive equipment you might use in the office.

To extract the water, our SERVPRO professionals choose from a wide range of instruments. Depending on the severity of the water, submersible pumps could get used in conjunction with wet-vacs. Our technicians work to thoroughly dry the area, even inspecting using thermal imagery for further water damage within the walls and flooring that might get overlooked with the naked eye.

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Our ultimate goal is to mitigate your profit losses and rescheduling of appointments. To accomplish our commitment to restore the damage quickly, it is best to waste no time in calling SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island as soon as you recognize a water emergency. Our rapid responders can be reached anytime by calling (239) 302-5700.

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There is Hope After Fire Damage Incidents in Naples

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage There is Hope After Fire Damage Incidents in Naples At SERVPRO we thoroughly inspect and restore your home after fire damage leaving it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Steps to Restoring Your Home after Fire Damage

There is no worse feeling like watching a fire damage incident take down your valued property, and the fire extinguishing trucks leave your compound. That is when everything becomes a reality, but hard to believe. Even with the frustration, there are some steps you are advised to take as a resident of Naples to restore your property.

During fire damage scenarios in Naples, acting fast is the key to mitigating the damage. If you decide to work with an IICRC-certified company like SERVPRO, then there are some things you should expect. The technicians first inspect your property to identify the source of fire and the extent of the damage. We then look at the kind of residues and the surface of your property. All this is important because we have to clean your property, find out what to restore and replace, address the unpleasant odors and much more.

After inspecting your property, we may find some debris that dissolves better in water - hydrophilic - and some that will not - hydrophobic. On the other hand, some dissolve better in oil - lipophilic - and some do not - lipophobic. Dependent on the type of debris, we choose an oil-based cleaning agent or water-based cleaning agent to do the job. In some situations, we may opt to use lubrication, chemical action, mechanical action, suspicion and dispersion as cleaning methods.

During a fire, all manner of waste is produced and irrespective of its form, cleaning it is necessary. The debris that results from the burning process can combine with water and fire extinguishing agents to form a waste flow of acids. That may make your business area an unsafe place for working and some surfaces to corrode. Our SERVPRO technicians use appropriate cleaning agents that neutralize the acidic waste, and after that, we use suitable deodorization techniques to guarantee your safety.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island responds to all kinds of storm, mold, fire and water disaster. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and learn more about our proven restoration services.

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Fallen Trees Can Allow Flooding of Your Naples House

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fallen Trees Can Allow Flooding of Your Naples House SERVPRO's covers holes in your roof and walls to prevent further water damage and flooding to your home.

SERVPRO Helps Prevent Further Damage after a Storm Causes a Tree Fall on Your Home

Naples might be hit and miss when it comes to torrential storms throughout the year, but when the weather is at its worst, it could spell many damages to your home. The most likely of these occurrences in a severe storm is a tree branch, or an entire tree even, falling into your home and significantly damaging it. While you are likely significantly unprepared for such a calamity, it is possible that this could be just the beginning of the sour news.

When a tree has broken through your home, either on its side or through the roof, your entire house becomes vulnerable to the elements present outside. If you are only just in the middle of a series of significant storms passing through the area, this unfortunate incident could even result in flood damage to your Naples residence. The best thing that you can do is to contact professionals that can help you clean up the mess and prevent further water penetration of your home until the problem gets repaired.

When you contact SERVPRO for the first time, you are going to speak to a live person who is going to get credible information about the problem that you are having. We send someone out to your house from our decorated team of professionals and assess the damage to your house from the fallen limbs or tree. Our techs then begin putting together a plan that allows us to either prepare the area for reconstruction efforts or to repair the damages ourselves, provided that it is not in need of substantial work that falls out of the scope of our usual duties and responsibilities.

If you are already in the midst of dealing with flood damage as a result of the hole left by the fallen tree, this is something that our SERVPRO team is well equipped to handle as well. The name of the game here is to prevent more water from getting into the house from the damage that has occurred and to keep the water that is already present from spreading to other areas/floors of your home before it gets eliminated. This preventative measure usually involves the removal of the downed tree or its limbs. Additionally, tarps or wood are installed to cover the hole as a temporary measure against further water damage while the proper repair gets underway.

All in all, the SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team is well equipped to handle any restoration emergency that you might have quickly and professionally. Do not hesitate to give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.

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Old Lead/Copper Piping Could Spell Water Damage To Your Naples House

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Old Lead/Copper Piping Could Spell Water Damage To Your Naples House Lead and copper piping is susceptible to scaling, erosion, and freezing.

Water Damage To Your House

Lead and copper used to be the primary materials used for indoor plumbing in homes built in the 1980s and earlier. Since this encompasses many homes throughout Naples, it is essential to understand some of the reasons that this material is not used in modern construction. Lead and copper piping is susceptible to scaling, erosion, and freezing. Any three of these problems with the plumbing could result in a water emergency down the road.

While freezing might be among the most likely of culprits for potential water damage to your Naples home, this is conditional. Proper insulation of your home (and individual pipes themselves) can often negate the possibility of the water inside of a pipe solidifying and bursting your lines. For some of the plumbing exposed in areas of the house, you should be able to see if insulation exists.

Scaling is the buildup of minerals inside of the pipes in your home. Often this is a result of having hard water, but that our SERVPRO professionals have found this is not always the case. It is easier for scaling to form and continue to build on lead and copper pipes as opposed to the widely used plastic options in modern construction. Once scaling has gotten bad enough, the pipe can become clogged. While this could present itself as nothing more than a stoppage in water flow, it can also provide an excessive amount of back pressure which can force joints of plumbing apart at weak spots.

Erosion of lead and copper plumbing is often hard to see before it is too late. Many homeowners do not know this problem exists until a hole emerges in the pipe, and water is pouring into the walls or basement of their homes. Our SERVPRO technicians can repair this damage, much like a water break on the supply line in the city, by using clamps to seal the hole.

Upgrading your system can instantaneously prevent these problems from coming to pass, but until you do that, metal materials like lead and copper pose a threat of breaking down and causing significant water damages to your home. Our emergency responders can reach your home quickly after your call and begin work on repairing the source of the damage and putting together a water damage restoration plan for the affected areas.

If your metal plumbing ultimately causes you water damages, do not hesitate to call us at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island any time at (239) 302-5700.

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