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Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Hurricane in Marco Island

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Hurricane in Marco Island Hurricanes are a major threat to your home but SERVPRO can help protect it!

How to Restore Your Marco Island Home after A Hurricane Hits

Hurricanes are a threat to any area but are especially dangerous for coastal regions. The unique blend of the wind, water, and other inclement weather components makes the perfect storm in Marco Island. Hurricanes inflict billions of dollars of damage in the United States each year, with a lot of this on the Gulf coast of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama.

Flood damage from hurricanes can be costly and overwhelming, which is why you need the assistance of professionals when you go through such a storm. SERVPRO staff is specially trained to handle flooding and water damage restoration from storms, making us the ideal company to contact should your Marco Island home sustain damage from a hurricane.

Upon arriving at your home, our SERVPRO technicians first assess the water infiltration, so we know how extensive the damage is to the structure, and then we develop a plan of remediation to mitigate the water damage and stop mold from growing or severe structural damage from happening.

Water extraction is the next step and needs to be done quickly and adequately. With our industrial equipment such as truck-mounted pumps, we have the water removed from your home as fast as possible. After all the standing water is removed, the studs, walls, and other components of your home must be completely dried. If this step is not used, it can result in additional damage and higher reconstruction costs. Using large fans and dehumidifiers, we also do this step as fast as we can, and check on the equipment daily, moving the fans around if needed for optimal drying.

Mold growth is common after flooding from a hurricane. With wet and warm conditions, an ideal environment for mold to grow, it is a genuine concern. We take the necessary steps for decontamination to remove any existing mold and to prevent further growth.

A storm like this can also wreak havoc on the contents of your home. When you call us at SERVPRO right away, many of them can be restored or saved.

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SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are experts at removing flood waters and drying your home out again. Therefore, do not hesitate to call us right away at (239) 302-5700 if you experience flooding from a hurricane and you live in the areas of Marco Island, Naples, and Naples Manor.

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Reduce Losses Due to Flood Damage in Your Naples Area Home Today

6/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Reduce Losses Due to Flood Damage in Your Naples Area Home Today Don't let a small water leak turn into a full flooding scenario. For any type of water damage or flooding, call SERVPRO quickly to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians are Extremely Skilled at Finding the Source of the Water Damage on Your Property

Accidents happen, even if you take all of the right precautions to protect your family, some incidents are just out of your control. Something as small as a 1/8th – inch crack in a plumbing line in your ceiling, can produce massive damage in your home.
 
This type of problem can occur in any home, anytime, anywhere. Leaving your Naples area property susceptible to flood damage, regardless of what you might do to avoid it. Making obtaining the right insurance coverage and having an ongoing relationship with a local restoration company that you can count on during an emergency, crucial.  
 
SERVPRO technicians understand how massive amounts of pressure push water to various amenities found in your home. The kitchen sink, shower, toilet, and other plumbing fixtures found throughout, all cause potential problems to exist. If that is not enough, most homes also have ice makers, dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters that can also lead to water issues.
 
At SERVPRO, we have experienced incidents that involve small cracks in a pipe sending hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of water into a home within a matter of minutes. Meaning that you have no warning, no stains, drips, or surface moisture until it is too late. An incident like this can come crashing through your ceiling, surge up through your floor, or come bursting out of your walls.
 
Flood damage like this causes damage to insulation, drywall, carpeting or flooring, cabinetry, furniture, personal belongings and more. Having someone like SERVPRO on your side gives you access to expertly trained technicians that know how to perform the replacement, repairs, and restoration services necessary to recover the contents of your home and return your property to a quality condition.
 
Get the help you deserve, from professionals you can trust to take the lead in your home restoration. Someone who reduces the negative impact an incident like this can have on your family, that respects your property like it was their own, and makes every effort to get things back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has IICRC certified technicians, several years of experience producing fantastic results for our customers, and access to all of the latest techniques and methods to help limit any losses you experience. Call today. (239) 302-5700

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Receiving Flood Damage Restoration Services Prevents Major Losses In Your Naples Home

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Receiving Flood Damage Restoration Services Prevents Major Losses In Your Naples Home Furniture affected by flooding often experiences mold growth, splitting, deformation of wood members, or failure of glue joints.

SERVPRO Can Provide The Flood Damage Restoration Service You Need


Receiving the correct handling and emergency treatment for water-soaked furniture or other wooden objects found on your property after a flood can mean the difference between losing everything and preventing major loss.

Flood damage on your Naples area property can result from natural disasters, broken pipes, leaky roofs, or even be caused by firefighters quelling a fire. Regardless of the cause, each item found in your home requires timely, accurate attention to limit damages that may occur.

Furniture affected by flooding often experiences mold growth, splitting, deformation of wood members, lifting of veneers, ruined finishes, or failure of glue joints. SERVPRO technicians understand the effects water has on your furniture and personal belongings and make every effort to mitigate any losses you experience.

Many water-soaked items become susceptible to handling damage making it necessary to think before attempting removal. SERVPRO technicians make on-the-spot decisions concerning moving many furniture items discovered in your home. If moving your furniture would cause additional damage, we carefully place blocks under each corner to prevent further saturation or damage.

Depending on how long your furniture has gone before treatment, mold problems can arise that require special attention. Mold can deteriorate fabrics such as silk or wool, often making a variety of your household furniture items a natural organic food source for mold. SERVPRO places these objects in an environment where we can control ambient temperature and moisture levels, often choosing cold storage until it is possible to address each item properly.

For those items that remain in a dry, safe location on your property, we use air moving equipment to promote even air circulation around all surfaces, removing pockets of moist, stagnant air. Opening doors, lifting lids, and removing drawers can help with this process. However, it is important to prevent objects from drying too rapidly, so monitoring and making adjustments using hygrometers to adjust relative humidity throughout the area makes this process sensitive.


 


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SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can assist you with restoring many of your belongings you may have thought lost forever. Call to receive the services you deserve and get started with your home’s recovery today. (239) 302-5700


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

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Remediates Flood Damage After an Event

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

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

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

Keeping Surfaces Clean

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

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

Using Sanitizers and Disinfectants

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

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

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

Flooding in Naples Calls for Targeted Restoration Approaches

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding in Naples Calls for Targeted Restoration Approaches Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Storm and Flooding Damage in Your Naples Home or Condo

SERVPRO Keeps Residents in their Homes Whenever Possible

Floods are dangerous and damaging, often completely shutting a homeowner out due to intense damages. This, however, only happens in some of the most serious cases, and most of the time SERVPRO will be able to keep you in your home and only quarantine specific areas. We structure our treatments and equipment to be as minimally intrusive as possible and aim to keep you in your home whenever possible. Here are a few examples of treatments we provide that keep you in your home even as we work.
 
Drying
In most heavy-duty cases of drying in Naples flood damage scenarios, particularly those that make use of our powerful air movers, we cordon off a particular part of the home. This provides two benefits: first, it reduced the time necessary to dry that area, as the air moves at a faster pace in a confined area. Second, it allows the residents to remain elsewhere in the building while drying is contained to one spot. Sometimes, however, the structure may need to be vacated to get access to and dry out larger rooms or central areas. The circumstances will dictate the best approach to drying out any structure while providing the best service to our clients. We work with your insurance company should you hopefully possess flood insurance.
 
Repainting and Refinishing
Most of the time, when SERVPRO begins retouching and repainting materials and parts of the structure affected by flood damage, it doesn't cause enough of a disruption to warrant an empty building. You'll be able to go around our technicians once this part of the restoration process sets in, as they typically only work on a specific area at a time.
 
Mold Testing and Treatments
After a flood, the mold is a fixed factor in the minds of a homeowner and our technicians. We make sure to test rigorously for its growth and implement countermeasures to its expansion as necessary. Unless mold existed before the flood, we could usually section off small areas around any fungi, keeping them contained, and treatments focused.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island provides quality, affordable restorations for homes touched by floods. Call us 24/7 at (239) 302-5700 for our services.