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Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage Protects And Restores Your Naples Kitchen

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

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

Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding Fire Damage in Your Naples Home

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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The Dangers of Device Chargers and Fires in Marco Island

2/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Dangers of Device Chargers and Fires in Marco Island Inspect your chargers regularly. But if you do have a fire, call SERVPRO quickly to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Regularly Remediate Fire Damage


The number and variety of electronic mobile devices which need to charge are always increasing. These include mp3 players, tablets, laptops, cell phones, and e-readers. All chargers for these devices need space to breathe. They put off quite a bit of heat during the charge cycles that must dissipate with the right amount of ventilation. If you cover the devices and they cannot breathe, they can build up the heat and lead to a fire. The lithium-ion batteries installed in these devices have containers that are pressurized that can rupture when the temperature quickly rises, or melt down if it is hot for a long time. If your device has caused a fire, you will need a fire remediation company, such as SERVPRO.

Pillows, blankets, and bedding in your Marco Island home can block airflow and trap heat in your device. Therefore, do not leave your electronics charging on your bed while you are sleeping, as this can easily start a fire and cause fire damage.

You need to inspect your power cords and chargers on a regular basis for any excessive wear, as damaged cables can emit electrical sparks which can start a fire. Frayed or damaged cords should be thrown out right away. SERVPRO should be alerted immediately if you have experienced a fire because of a device charger.

One of the biggest risks is believed to be the availability of cheap, generic chargers. Safety and fire experts have reported that chargers on auctions sites are a lot cheaper than their branded counterparts, but that there is no guarantee that they meet safety standards. It was found that more than half had been wired with sub-standard components, and none of them complied with the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

Different devices need varying levels of charge. Generic chargers, therefore, run the risk of putting too much energy into a device, which causes the battery to overheat. A fire can quickly start, especially if it is left unattended.

Branded chargers are not as likely to create a problem since they are designed specifically for particular devices. They are the most reliable when it comes to fire safety.

Small fires can start quickly, and spread even faster. If your home has been damaged by a device or charger fire, contact SERPVRO of Naples/Marco Island immediately. We have the experience, tools, and skills to mitigate your fire damage correctly. Give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700, so we can come out to your home and go over the repairs and process of remediation with you.

Fire Safety Tips for Condos and Apartments

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety Tips for Condos and Apartments SERVPRO Tip: Have at Least One Fire Extinguisher in Your Home

SERVPRO Tips on Fire Extinguishers and More

The U.S. Fire Administration, during a typical year, home electrical problems account for 26,100 fires and $1 billion in property losses, claiming the lives of 280 Americans and injuring 1,000 more annually. Residential fires are often caused by electrical system failures, but much more are the result of overloaded circuits, long or frayed extension cords,  and incorrectly installed wiring, in fact, about half of all residential electrical fires involve electrical wiring.

In South Florida and Naples, fire damage is always possible in many of the apartments are older, so it is important that we make sure our equipment is up to date. If you don’t know how to do this, check in with your landlord, it is their job to make sure everything is up to standards and working. If you do not think your equipment is up to date, let your landlord know! As we have heard a thousand times, “it is better to be safe than sorry.”

Every apartment, condo, or home should be equipped with at least one portable fire extinguisher; SERVPRO  realizes that not everyone is as familiar with this technology as we are, so we have included some tips from our experience with advanced, automated building systems and knowledge of fire, security, and energy management systems. Having a working fire alarm dramatically increases your chances of surviving a fire. Fire extinguishers are one factor for an emergency response plan. Each family member should know what the pre-arranged escape route is to safety. Your home should have smoke alarms that are tested and working (do not forget to exchange out batteries) in all bedroom areas.

How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher
Remember the word PASS:
•Pull the pin. Make sure the nozzle is directed away from all individuals.
•Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
•Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
•Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
Larger facilities such as schools and university dormitories, public buildings, and hospital and medical facilities must also take precaution and heavily monitor each room and hallway throughout their buildings. Unlike a house or apartment, these facilities have hundreds of fire extinguishers which are part of automated systems that are monitored around the clock to make sure they are fully charged and operating properly. Recent technology has made it easier and more cohesive for the facility and building managers to monitor the fire system, HVAC  controls, building-wide communications, and life safety systems through integration in the environmental control system that shares information system-wide.

Overall, it is important to be familiar with your surroundings and remember what you learned in elementary school: stay calm and locate a safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms. Fire extinguishers and alarms can save lives and property, but only if they are working correctly and appropriately managed. Since fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is ready 24/7 to assist you with any water, mold, or fire emergency you may confront by calling us at (239) 302-5700.

Marco Island Fire Damage & Restoration

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Marco Island Fire Damage & Restoration At SERVPRO we understand that sometimes, things have the ability to go horribly wrong.

Fire Damage & Restoration in Marco Island

Accidental fires happen every day, and they don't just happen to the unfortunate. A simple mistake can lead to a devastating fire that billows out of control, leaving more damage behind that you ever thought was possible.

Luckily, there are many services available through our offices in the local area for all of your Marco Island fire damage restoration needs. When accidents happen, don't hesitate to give us a call, we're happily ready to assist you with whatever you'll need to get back on track.

At SERVPRO we understand that sometimes, things have the ability to go horribly wrong. Having a few friends over for dinner, watching a game or having a barbecue can tire anyone out; to the point to where they feel that some things are better left for tomorrow. So, you finish up the obvious and hit the bed.

The grill wasn't taken care of correctly, the garbage collected during the event didn't get disposed of, and the accelerant used to speed up the barbecuing process is sitting between them, acting as if it doesn't want to be the center of attention.

A high wind hits and topples the barbecue over onto the accelerant; the accelerant quickly spreads along the concrete patio floor to the garbage can. The trash eventually has flames soaring from inside that reach the patio canopy, burns through the screens, molding and even breaks the glass of your sliding door.

Now that the fire is inside, it jumps from fixture to fixture, furniture, and draperies, decimating your family room and heading to the rest of the house with a vengeance. By the time it reaches your fire alarms to warn you of the danger, it is entirely out of control.

You manage to get your family to safety, and the Firefighters easily extinguished the fire upon arrival. But now you have a seemingly unlivable space and don't know what to do next. That's where SERVPRO comes in; we have the expertly trained technicians and experience to assist you with all of your fire damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO responds to your call immediately and begins work to return your home to its pre-fire damage condition. We work with your insurance company and get you and your home the services that will correct your situation with as little interruption to your routine as possible.

 

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Make the call to SERVPRO of Naples - Marco Island today; we're available to you 24/7 and will give you the services and respect you deserve. (239) 302-5700