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Naples and Mold Problems from Contaminated Crawl Spaces

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Naples and Mold Problems from Contaminated Crawl Spaces SERVPRO Remediates Mold in Naples Area Condos and Crawlspaces

SERVPRO Explains Why Mold Infestations Occur in Damp Structures and Remediation

If a water leak inside your Naples home ever goes unnoticed, many problems can result. For example, if your crawl space stays wet for more than 48 hours mold damage repair may become necessary. In some cases, the initial problem does not get noticed until it is too late. Once a fungus has formed inside your house, the issue can become worse quickly if the problem is not mitigated.
 
If you notice wet materials inside your home or smell a musty aroma, it is a good idea to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can conduct mold damage restoration in Naples that can help prevent future problems from occurring. Once fungi have developed, it grows spores that can spread to unaffected areas and create more issues. Proper mitigation can prevent spores from spreading.
 
Crawl spaces are a likely place for fungal problems to exist. The temperatures are often elevated in these confined spaces due to poor circulation underneath the house. Coupled with dampness in the dirt means that adding water can quickly increase moisture and humidity levels. The crawl space is also the home to a large number of organic materials such as insulation and floor joists.
 
If mold grows inside your crawlspace, many different problems can quickly arise. Fungi first develope at the source of the elevated moisture levels but can then spread quickly to other areas of exposed wood underneath your house. As a fungus grows it forms root-like structures called hyphae that contaminate materials in all directions. For example, the hyphae can grow deep into the wood of the floor joists, across the surface of the joist, and out from the surface of the joist making the mold visible. If your crawl space is contaminated, spores can easily get into the airflow system of your house. Once spores get into your ventilation system, they can affect your entire home.
 
When mitigating fungal issues, our SERVPRO technicians always contain your crawlspace so that particles created by the work process do not infest other sections of your structure. We then work to remove the fungi from the affected building materials by scrubbing or sanding. We also use air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters to remove small hazardous particles from the air.

If you ever notice mold or excessive moisture inside your crawl space, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 24/7.

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Choosing Professional Water Cleanup Services For Your Naples Retail Store

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Choosing Professional Water Cleanup Services For Your Naples Retail Store From City Hall to a Naples Eatery--Rely on SERVPRO for Commercial Water Damage Removal and Restoration

Naples Business Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Restoration

Running a business means that you have to be available to your customers whenever they expect you to be. You serve the community around you, and the last thing that you can afford is a damaging incident that can prevent you from being available to the customers that depend on you. This is the expectancy of any Naples retail location, and if your store deals with a water damage incident, getting it taken care of as quickly as possible is paramount.  
 
With your profits hinging on being available every day of the week, a water incident in your Naples store needs to get dealt with as efficiently as possible with water cleanup services from SERVPRO. As much as you might lean towards attempting to save money, rarely do business owners encounter a situation where they can clean up the damage and restore the effects from the water on their own. Doing this more often results in worsening conditions over a brief period leading to even costlier repairs and restoration from a professional company.  
 
Depending on the materials affected by the water and the source of this damage, the approach for our technicians varies. We work to assess the situation as promptly as possible to ensure that our professionals can get to work immediately on restoring the damages. The less time this takes, the less your customers get inconvenienced by the restoration process.  
 
From weighted extractions to carpeted areas and into controlled demolition to drywall to thoroughly dry out wall cavities, our experience and expertise can ensure that the process is done correctly and to the highest of standards. Our technicians get certified through the IICRC, which set the standards for industry work in our field.  
 
Water incidents in your retail store might seem simple enough to contend with on your own, but failures to do this adequately can lead to worsening conditions that cost more and take longer to restore. Trust our certified experts at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island to respond quickly and keep your doors open to the customers you serve. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

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Added Services Along With Traditional Fire Restoration for Your Marco Island Residence

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Added Services Along With Traditional Fire Restoration for Your Marco Island Residence If your home suffers from a fire, contact SERVPRO for effective fire damage remediation services.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Process of Fire Damage Remediation From Assessment to Restoration

Preserving your home is one of the priorities going through your mind when a fire ravages your Marco Island residence. You think of the structural damages that your home faces from the immediate fire yet to get extinguished and worry about how your home ever has the same look and function that you are used to seeing.

With the unexpectancy of fire damage in your Marco Island home, most families have little opportunity to remove contents from their house. These contents, along with the structural integrity of the house, remain at risk even after first responders extinguish the blaze. SERVPRO offers a few services in our traditional fire restoration projects that can help you through this trying time.
 
One of the first things that you can expect from our team of technicians is a thorough inspection with qualified individuals. This initial assessment details the areas of your home that have become too broadly damaged to salvage and details them into an overall projection of the work to get done and the estimated costs of completing these tasks.

Few people have the patience to deal with the questions and requirements of their insurance provider to file the claim to restore their home. Our SERVPRO professionals work alongside insurance adjusters to simplify to process for you and to get the work started much more quickly than if you handled all of the legwork on your own.

Finally, preserving the contents of your home from continual damage or worsening conditions is a big step in the work that we do. This process not only provides the space and ease of access for larger equipment needed to restore the home, but the removal of damaged items provides an opportunity for our technicians to clean, deodorize and restore individual items before bringing them back into your home at a later point.

Experiencing a fire in your home can leave you wondering how things will ever end up looking the way they used to. With the right professional assistance, you can have your home back to preloss conditions quickly. Give our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island fire restoration team a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.
 
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We Provide Flood Damage Services in Marco Island

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Provide Flood Damage Services in Marco Island Flooding after a storm can bring many things into your home besides water. Contact SERVPRO right away to remediate.

Quick Drying Actions By Our Certified SERVPRO Techs can Help to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

For many homeowners in Florida, flood damage can become a terrifying reality at any moment. Storms often occur in the region and can cause water to enter your home. Water from a heavy rainstorm can move rather rapidly and may flood your living room or entire lower level in a matter of minutes. When the storm is over, there could be significant damage that requires professional help. Luckily, we are nearby to assist homeowners with water removal and have trained technicians that can restore the property.
 
Our SERVPRO flood damage techs in Marco Island can restore your home and help reduce damages. Strong storm waters can bring various potentially harmful elements into your residence. Sewage, black water, and toxic chemicals can contaminate the structure. Flood waters are exceptionally unsafe, which is why you should call professionals, like us, who has the expertise to handle these types of situations. Our skilled technicians have access to the proper safety equipment to deal with water emergencies.
 
The team uses advanced equipment to promptly and quickly remove flood water from the structure. Our techs can employ several pieces of industrial equipment to eliminate water from the affected areas such as vacuums, portable or truck-mounted extractors, and pumps. Removing all moisture is an essential phase of our flood damage services due to possible mold growth, which can cause health effects.
 
Once our experts extract all excess water, they begin the drying stage. Generally, the crew uses air movers, axial fans, and dehumidification equipment to dry the structure entirely. Employing this powerful and industrial equipment helps speed up the drying process and helps remove water from your home quickly. Our techs may also utilize probes and moisture meters to detect and remove hidden moisture from the affected areas such as from under flooring and from behind walls.
 
Floods can be a monumental event for homeowners in this region, which is why calling SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 makes good sense. We are close by and work fast to restore your residence to its preloss condition whenever possible.

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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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