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Why Safety Is A Major Concern During Water Removal In Marco Island

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Safety Is A Major Concern During Water Removal In Marco Island Water removal jobs in Marco Island present many safety concerns that our SERVPRO technicians take seriously before the restoration can start.

Safety During Water Removal

There are reasons as to why water removal services are so critical after a water damage experience. By returning the structure to its former state, it is possible for the residents to resume their normal operations as well as protect them from possible health effects. It takes the use of specialized equipment, expertise, and training to dry and restore water-damaged contents in Marco Island adequately.

Water removal jobs in Marco Island present many safety concerns that our SERVPRO technicians take seriously before the restoration can start. We classify the hazards as personal or environmental. With that in mind, we start by performing a safety evaluation and during that time we identify possible safety risks and come up with solutions.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand that some cleanup procedures and water damaged structures may create slip, fall, and trip hazards. For instance, there is a possibility of a person tripping when walking on a wet surface or by accidentally getting caught by power cords or equipment hoses. To avoid such incidents, we post warning signs alerting residents or customers about such concerns. Ensuring the cords do not get tangled by taping them down or using a zip tie to gather them together is part of the solutions we put in place.

It can be a painful experience if a person steps on an exposed tack strip after removing a carpet. If it is necessary to remove the carpets during drying, our SERVPRO technicians can use foam strips to cover the tack strips. We also inform occupants not to walk on floating carpets since it is possible to get tripped.

Since water conducts electricity, electrocution may occur when the two mix. To avoid such, we turn off all circuits leading to the wet area and post a sign at the power distribution panel warning about the same. When it is necessary to operate electrical devices within a wet environment, we use GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters). The device usually cuts off the power when it senses there is too much current flowing.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island responds immediately to all sizes of storm, mold, fire, and water damage disasters. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and benefit from a safe restorative experience offered by our highly trained technicians.

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Professional Restoration for Your Marco Island House Fire

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Restoration for Your Marco Island House Fire After the firefighters leave, contact SERVPRO for fire damage cleaning and remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage From Soot to Odor

There is nothing quite as taxing on your Marco Island home as a fire can be. With all of the natural disaster threats that many in the area are continually aware of, fire is often something that is less of a possibility to many homeowners. Unfortunately, with the broad array of ways that fire can break out in your home, it is an inevitability to affect several houses in the region throughout their life.

One of the surprising things about this unfortunate disaster is the ways that fire damage can vary in your Marco Island home. While often people think about structural concerns following a blaze, smaller fires might not leave such devastation. Instead, you deal with other effects such as smoke/soot damage that can prove equally taxing to face. Professional restoration can help you to overcome all of the issues that your house faces, and return it to preloss conditions quickly.

Our SERVPRO professionals all undergo extensive training in fire restoration and the appropriate equipment necessary to fully restore a home after such an occurrence. From the moment that our team arrives at your house, we get to work on assessing the full scope of the damage. Smaller holes and breaches in your home's exterior (often from extinguishment) get boarded up and tarped over to prevent further external damages while restoration is underway.

Contending with smoke and soot damage often requires specialized equipment like heavy-duty vacuums to pull soot from surfaces. Sponges and scrubbers also get used, wet or dry, to remove soot by hand. Smoke damage can spread out into many areas of the house and seep into fabrics and similar materials. Thermal fogging can break apart these harsh odor molecules and leave no scent behind.

While this is just a brief look at the fire restoration process, it can help you to appreciate the lengths that our team goes through to get the job done correctly. You can rely on our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island technicians to help you clean up the mess and move forward from the traumatic event. Give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.

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Learn How Professional Equipment Makes Water Removal in Naples Accurate

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Learn How Professional Equipment Makes Water Removal in Naples Accurate Mitigate Water Damage in Naples with Science and SERVPRO

Naples Homes and Condos Benefit from SERVPRO's Industry-Leading Techniques and Tools for Water Damage Mitigation

There are specialized supplies and equipment that we use when performing water removal on your property. Owning such tools is not enough, correct operation counts when it comes to making the job easier and providing a higher level of service. It is also important to note that different water damaging events require different tools and selecting the most suitable to use is equally important. We are going to look at the various equipment we use when addressing water incidents in Naples.
 
To reduce the time that your Naples property takes to dry during water removal, it is critical to use air movers. The devices have distinct features that make them serve their purpose efficiently. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians can make use of carpet clamps to "float" carpets when it is necessary to blow air on the lower sides and the floor surface. The presence of the shrouds on the air movers also makes it possible to direct air into cabinets and wall cavities. Increasing air movement enhances the evaporation rate from surfaces and also water vapor.
 
When we want to identify areas with water intrusion and determine whether the structure is dry, our SERVPRO technicians use detection and monitoring devices. By using a moisture sensor, we can evaluate whether moisture exists in soft materials. The device has sharp probes which penetrate into materials to establish the presence of moisture. When moisture is present, we see a blinking light, and a sensor beeps. We can also use nonpenetrating –that work with the help of sensors - and penetrating moisture meters – which have probes - when determining the actual moisture content in materials. Infrared imaging can also be employed as SERVPRO technicians strive for the prize--restoration to preloss condition. There is a relative scale that allows us to take the readings. These baselines help achieve our final goals of moisture content.
 
With the help of a thermo-hygrometer, we can measure the relative humidity (RH) and the temperature. When the degree of water vapor in the air is so high, we can set up dehumidifiers to absorb the extra moisture that is present in the air. We may use conduits form a poly product called flat lay to channel moisture heavy interior air to the outside of the structure. Our SERVPRO technicians also use deodorization equipment such as thermal foggers to apply deodorants which help in neutralizing the odors.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is fire, water, storm, or mold damage. Call us at (239) 302-5700 at any time of the day when you need emergency services from an industry leader.

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Cleaning Various Structural Components During Fire Damage Restoration In Marco Island

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Various Structural Components During Fire Damage Restoration In Marco Island Your home or business cannot usually run after a fire damage incident.

Fire Damage Restoration

Your home or business cannot usually run after a fire damage incident. That means you may need restoration services before the next business day. Cleaning services are part of the restoration procedures, and with the technology that service providers use, it is possible to remove the smoke, soot, and odors. We are going to look at how we clean different structural components when attending to fire incidents in Marco Island.

Cabinets, lighting fixtures, attics, and insulation are part of the structural components that our SERVPRO technicians clean after fire damage events in Marco Island. The method we use when cleaning your cabinets is dependent on whether the surface is finished or not. Since soot particles can penetrate into crevices and recessed sections, we may decide to remove the knobs and any other hardware when necessary. With a dry cleaning sponge, we can remove smoke residues from a cabinet whose interior is made of unfinished wood. We may then use denatured alcohol and sanding to remove any remaining smoke residues.

When our SERVPRO technicians are cleaning the ceiling of your structure, we also clean the lighting fixtures. Before we start cleaning, we switch off the electrical power and then pretest our cleaning solutions so that we settle on the most appropriate one. The method that we use should not affect the fixture's finishing. We are careful when cleaning the chandeliers and depending on the situation we are dealing with, we may choose hand cleaning or decide to go with low-pressure steam cleaning. Where necessary, we can disassemble the chandeliers before doing the cleaning.

It is always challenging to remove residues from the attics since their surfaces are normally made of unfinished wood, are porous, and in most cases irregular in shape. By using a deodorizing pre-sealer or a duct sealer, we can seal any unexposed structural timber during the restoration. If there are some contents at the attics, we can remove them before doing the cleaning.

Our experienced team at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is Faster to Any Size Disaster whether it is mold, storm, fire, or water damage related. Call us at (239) 302-5700 Residential Services and get services from a proven industry leader.

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Call Us for Mold Removal in Naples Homes

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call Us for Mold Removal in Naples Homes Docks, Houses, and Building in Naples Get Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Is Effective and Safe

Mold can spread through a Naples home quickly. All it needs is moisture, a food source, and the right temperature. With Florida weather, the temperature is never an issue for mold, so getting rid of it means removing the moisture.

That means mold removal in Naples residences requires SERVPRO restoration personnel to find the source of both the mold and the moisture that allowed dormant spores to expand and grow.

Drying up the moisture source is usually a simple task. Often, it is a small puddle that gathered under a leaky pipe or seeped in through a crack in a wall or the roof. Our technicians can quickly fix minor issues like this, but for major damage, team leaders recommend bringing in a general contractor.

As SERVPRO restoration specialists remove the water, other team members begin removing the mold. They can eliminate the majority by wiping down the surfaces of the affected property. Much of the mold they discover is powdery and wipes away cleanly with a dry or damp sponge. For thicker layers, a technician can spray an anti-fungal cleaner to break them up before wiping.
 
When the mold layer is very thick, wet, or both, our teams start with a vacuum. They use a specially designed HEPA filter that can capture even a single spore off a surface. Once they finish with the vacuum, our technicians wipe down each surface.
 
If the mold has had time to dig into a piece of building material, our specialists remove it from home. Most paneling and drywall is cheaper to replace than to expend the labor hours to cut and patch affected sections. Removal and replacement is one way to ensure spores are not missed or accidentally spread to other parts of the home. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified techs can also set up containment barriers to prevent cross-contamination during the remediation.
 
It is not enough to only remove the active mold spores; our technicians also work to remove the threat of future mold growth by drying the home. Team members set up dehumidifiers, air movers, and box fans to reduce the moisture in the surrounding air and draw it out of the affected property. Antimicrobial agents can also be sprayed to coat affected areas.
 
If you are dealing with mold in your residence, you need a professional agency like SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island. Call us for mold removal in your Naples home today at (239) 302-5700.

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SERVPRO - Restoring Commercial Flood Damage To Marco Island Businesses

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO - Restoring Commercial Flood Damage To Marco Island Businesses SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island makes it a priority to work around the clock so that your property is restored back to preloss condition.

Our SERVPRO Team is Here to Help Marco Island Commercial Properties

Marco Island is a real gem, even on the beautiful, west coast of Florida. A smaller community like ours depends on every business, from grocery stores to rental agencies. With tourism, such a major part of the local economy, even pet clinics serve a dual function of helping not just residents, but hundreds of visitors every year.

Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and other bodies like Barfield Bay, Marco Island is more isolated after a storm, so the need to remove the contaminants left by flooding and clean the effects of commercial flood damage is very important. SERVPRO understands that pets often need the same level of comfort and preventive care as their owners. Clinics, like many other businesses, need more than one level of cleaning to reopen their doors and support both residents and tourists.

SERVPRO restoration teams have two cleaning standard levels: Sanitary and Disinfected. Most commercial office areas only need Sanitary cleaning. It is the level of rooms and common areas not involved in processing food or pharmaceuticals but where there is still a concern for the general health of employees and customers. That includes waiting rooms and administrative offices. Once our technicians remove the water and contaminants, most of these areas can stay at this level with a semi-annual cleaning or when there is another disaster.

SERVPRO technicians clean the Disinfected level in areas for food or pharmaceutical processing. Our requirement is to remove 99 percent of all contaminants in the flooded areas. It is also the preferred level in areas for keeping animals, and their food. For example, examination rooms, kennels, operating rooms, and a post-operative, recovery room if the veterinarian keeps one separately. Our technicians follow a checklist created by the FDA for these areas to protect animals and the veterinarian staff.

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Restoring a clinic or any other business after a flood is not a simple set of procedures. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has the experience, personnel, and equipment needed to accomplish the task quickly and with as little disruption to the commercial operation as possible. If you need us, call today at (239) 302-5700.

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SERVPRO - Commercial Mold Damage Repair For Naples Businesses

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO - Commercial Mold Damage Repair For Naples Businesses SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island has got your back when mold damage strikes your business.

Learn About SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process for Naples Businesses 

Mold, once it starts, can quickly infest and damage businesses in Naples. Owners need to quickly call in a professional service to stop the growth, remove it, and then repair or remove the affected property.

Commercial mold damage repair for Naples businesses is not a quick process, but SERVPRO restorations teams do everything they can to make it as painless for the owners as possible. For our technicians, the best method of repairing mold damaged property is to clean it thoroughly, so there is no future growth.

First, however, we have to find and stop the source of moisture. Mold spores remain inert until they come into contact with enough moisture to allow them to expand and begin seeking a food source. If the source is a pool of collected rainwater or a leaking pipe, our technicians spray it with an anti-fungal agent and then remove it with a water vacuum or a series of sponges. The technicians can repair minor damage like a loose pipe, but if there is something larger like a broken water line, we recommend the owner calls in a plumber or general contractor.

Many of the businesses we work in are a standard office setting, like an insurance agency. The primary source of damage is usually to the walls, ceilings, and carpeting. SERVPRO specialists can quickly determine what is salvageable and begin work.

For ceilings, technicians remove the affected tiles or panels. If the mold is dry, they begin by wiping off the mold with a dry sponge. If it does not remove everything, they spray them with an anti-fungal as we did with the contaminated water and then use a clean sponge to wipe them down. If the mold still resists, technicians remove the tile or panel for disposal. Other specialists use the same method on affected drywall and wood paneling.

When mold infests carpeting, our restoration team uses shampooer to apply a strong, anti-fungal cleaner that gets deep into the surface. Each team member is trained to effectively use this machine without causing physical damage to the nap of the carpet. They then use extraction wands to draw out the water, mold, and anti-fungal. Technicians finish the task with a vacuum and a HEPA filter designed to capture and hold mold spores.

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The goal of SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island is to help you reopen your doors to customers. If you have mold or another problem, call us at (239) 302-5700 today.

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Flood And Water Damage Repairs For Miles City Homes

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood And Water Damage Repairs For Miles City Homes Water damage to Miles City homes can come from many sources.

Flood And Water Damage Repairs

Water damage to Miles City homes can come from many sources. Hurricanes and other storms can drop incredible amounts of rain in a few hours while plumbing problems can leak smaller amounts over several days or more.

That means Miles City flood and water damage can happen anywhere in the home. Damage to floors and roofs is common, but many homeowners do not realize how quickly water can cause many of the same problems in walls. SERVPRO restoration teams can stop the damage from increasing and remediate the affected areas to prevent damage in the future.

Drywall absorbs floodwater quickly, and the damage continues until there is no water left, or the panel begins to crumble from the weight of the absorbed water. Simply removing standing water may not be enough either. If the water is inside the wall cavity, homeowners and most restoration companies may completely miss it until the drywall starts crumbling.

That is why our teams use moisture meters to check for too much water in the material and the surrounding environment. If the levels show as too high, a SERVPRO technician then carefully removes baseboards and molding and determines if the panels are restorable or if they need replacement.

In many cases, it is cheaper to remove and replace drywall, but the space behind the wall still needs to dry completely to prevent damage like wet insulation, mold growth, and wood rot of the wall framing and other support structures. If it is possible to restore the panels, our teams use ventilation to dry them.

Technicians start by drilling holes into the drywall near the floor where they removed the baseboards. Team members then use air movers to force warm, dry air into the wall spaces at one end to increase evaporation and force the cool, damp air inside out of the other end.

Restoring a home after flooding or other water damage is not a simple task, but SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has the experience, training, and equipment to for every type of water damage effect. If you need our services to help you return to a safe, dry home, call us today at (239) 302-5700.

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Protecting Personal Belongings in a Flood Damaged Home in Naples

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protecting Personal Belongings in a Flood Damaged Home in Naples If your home is affected by storm damage, call on the professionals at SERVPRO for thorough flood damage restoration.

SERVPRO’s Highly Trained Technicians Restore Your Home after Flood Damage to Its Pre-Loss Conditon

Weather sometimes refuses to play nice and keep our days sunny and mild, even in beautiful Naples. At times, this can affect the interior of our homes, ruining crucial structures and threatening to do the same to your family's belongings. Placing your belongings at higher levels of your home suffices for only a short while because elevated humidity levels in the air can still reach these 'protected' items.

Naples residents coping with flood damage also need to protect any as-of-yet undamaged belongings, so they remain undamaged. We can help with this task as well as the other aspects of recovering from a flooding disaster. While removing the standing water from your flooded home remains a primary step, inventorying and boxing up items can reduce overall losses. Restoring damaged items almost always costs more than protecting those same items, and replacing them costs even more money.

Our IICRC certified employees work as teams at each job and know each other well, relying on their co-workers skills and strengths makes our company even stronger as a whole. This benefits the families and businesses we serve in many ways. We combine our skills and experience with creativity to resolve the situation at hand as quickly as possible. Flood damage poses many problems for the homeowner, including both immediate concerns and long-term risks. One of these involves the increased humidity that can damage higher levels of your home.

We can remove the belongings located there, either normally or for their protection from the floodwaters, which helps protect them significantly and take them to our storage facility. Not only can these items stay safe from damage caused by the moisture in the air, but once removed, they no longer pose hazardous conditions as we work, nor can they retain any of the moisture that we need to remove. Until we remove the humidity affecting your home's interior environment, anything in your home can become affected.

We use different machines to dry out your residence, including areas where you cannot see. This includes using our Injectidry equipment to forcefully direct air inside the walls and below your floors. Our technicians can repair your hardwood, tile, linoleum, or marble floors, so they look "Like it never even happened." We can also remove damaged drywall and after reinstallation, repaint, leaving your home with a crisp and clean look and beautiful ambiance.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island knows how devastating flood damage can affect families in Paolita Station and Fakahatchee. Because flooding can happen at any time, our service line, (239) 302-5700, stays available all day and night, year-round. Call us for both large and small flooding events so we can help you protect your home and your belongings.

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SERVPRO Makes Water Removal in Your Marco Island Home Easy

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Makes Water Removal in Your Marco Island Home Easy SERVPRO has a range of equipment to help dry your home.

Tools used to remove water from your home

While flooding and other water-based disasters can be challenging to clean up for a lone homeowner, calling a professional water removal company in Marco Island like SERVPRO can make the entire process fast and simple. Over decades of helping homeowners nationwide handle excess water in their homes, we have developed consistent plus strategies that allow us to clean up and eliminate water both on the surface and deep within the building materials and reaches of your house. Here are a few of the specific strategies we employ to maximize speed and efficiency in our work.

Strategic Air Mover Placement
One of the essential workhorses of the SERVPRO water removal regimen in Marco Island is the air mover, a powerful machine that can create directed air currents in your home that pick up water from surfaces and keep them in the air. Our technicians strategically plan out the placement and arrangement of multiple air movers in one room to construct air current patterns that dry out both the top level and deeper reaches of soaked materials in the area. However, air movers alone cannot dry out a home, and to be used effectively they must be paired with tools that take water out of the air.

Dehumidifiers
Water transferred to the air must quickly be taken back out of it to avoid oxidation, deterioration, and other adverse effects of high relative humidity. We use a combination of thermal and chemical dehumidifiers to collect water out of the air and store it in containers. These are often used in tandem with or directly after the air movers to synchronize our strategies best.

Moisture Monitoring
Throughout the process and for a time after, we monitor moisture levels in the home to make sure that all is right. If humidity and water content fall outside of acceptable ranges, they can cause destruction, warping, and mold damage to many materials around the home. Our expert training makes sure that even if these problems do arise, there dealt with before causing further damage.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island takes care of water removal in your home so that you do not have to. Call us 24/7 for our services or a quote at (239) 302-5700. 

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