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How Small Appliances Cause Fire Damage in Naples

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Small Appliances Cause Fire Damage in Naples SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island knows how to remove the smoke and soot from your fire damaged home.

Repairing Fire Damage After a Naples Appliance Malfunction

Electrical appliances of all kinds are a part of everyday life, and we expect our devices to work reliably. However, a malfunctioning power cord on your blow dryer can cause more than potentially singed hair: it can leave fire damage and strong odors in your bathroom that can be tough to eliminate on your own.  

When an appliance malfunction leads to fire damage in your Naples home, certified SERVPRO technicians are available to assist you 24/7. Our focus on restoration over replacement means that our team is committed to mitigating damage and bringing your bathroom back to its pre-fire condition. Fire travels quickly, so we can also evaluate and clean other areas of your home that have been affected by smoke and soot.  

The first step after determining the type of smoke and soot damage is cleaning surfaces that have been affected by it. Porous surfaces such as bathroom wallpaper can be more challenging to clean due to their ability to absorb smoke particles and odors, especially if the bathroom was steamy after a hot shower during the initial fire. We then clean bathroom vents filled with smoke or odor causing particles. Items in our arsenal for cleaning vents include a vacuum and filter system to pull contaminants from smoke out of HVAC systems, as well as agitating tools to coax out hard-to-reach dirt.  

Our SERVPRO technicians handle odor control with a variety of tools, including HEPA air scrubbers, to cleanse the air of foul odors. The HEPA filters on air scrubbers, made with activated carbon and potassium permanganate, can capture particles as small as .3 microns, significantly smaller than what the human eye can easily perceive. Once odor-causing particles are sucked up and taken through the HEPA filters, it is cycled back out as clean, air. In cases where one technique alone cannot eliminate air, multiple methods of odor elimination may be used, such as portable ozone machines.  

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is a leading name in disaster cleanup and restoration. If you need our services, call us today at (239) 302-5700.

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Stormy Weather, Floods in Naples, and SERVPRO to the Rescue

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Stormy Weather, Floods in Naples, and SERVPRO to the Rescue Don't Be Dogged by Closing Your Naples Spa due to Flooding--Call SERVPRO

Fixing Problems that Develop During Commercial Flood Damage in Naples Spas

When people visit spas, they expect a clean, serene environment where they can relax as they receive services. A single flooding incident can ruin your spa by dumping contaminants, soiling contents and causing other problems such as persistent bad odor. We offer professional flood mitigation services in Naples that can help you deal with a flooding incident "Like it never even happened."
 
Cases of flood damage in Naples spas are likely to involve widespread soiling because of the variety of fabrics available including bedspreads, privacy dividers, and draperies among others. Such materials trap soils easily whether the flooding happens through a roof breach or rising ground water from a local tropical disturbance. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA-registered disinfectants in the affected areas. We also use professional cleaning agents to remove soils, along with shovels and squeegees, whatever it takes!
 
Apart from affecting fabrics, floodwaters also soil materials used on floors and other surfaces. Cleaning such surfaces to regain their preloss sheen is essential to satisfy the expectations of your clients. Our SERVPRO technicians use different equipment to achieve the desired results. We use pressure washers or multi-surface scrubbers to remove soils efficiently.
 
The beautiful finishes on the floors of your spa are a big attraction for the clients. A flooding incident can ruin them through moisture action or staining. For example, wooden floors can warp, crown or rot when they absorb significant amounts of moisture. The water can also penetrate beneath tiled surfaces causing problems such as mold. Mold stains surfaces and causes bad odor, which can ruin the tranquility your clients expect. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters and sensors to check moisture levels in different materials affected by the incident. Depending on the results we take several steps including creating a closed drying system to restore the facility to its preloss state. All services include a closing deodorizing process to restore the desired ambiance to the facility.
 
To deal with flood-related problems in your Marco Island, Naples Manor or Old Marco Junction area spas, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island to help. You can reach us at (239) 302-5700 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When Water Damage Occurs at Your Naples Restaurant Overnight

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damage Occurs at Your Naples Restaurant Overnight SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is always on call to restore your water damaged business.

Cleaning Up Commercial Water Damage in a Naples Restaurant

When you get ready to open up your restaurant in the morning and prep for the day ahead, that last thing you want to see is a sagging, soggy ceiling leaking onto your vinyl floor and dining room furniture. It can be overwhelming to consider your options for cleaning up when you would prefer to focus on serving your customers.  

In the event of commercial water damage in Naples that affects your restaurant's dining area, the professionals at SERVPRO are ready to assist you. Our certified technicians have the tools and skills to restore your business to its preexisting condition.  

After you call one of our representatives, our team can be at your business within hours to assess the water damage and detect moisture in your walls. We also move and clean your furniture and fixtures to prevent any damage to them. Several cleaning methods may be used to ensure no mold or other structural issues develop over time. Our team can also evaluate your flooring and subflooring to mitigate any potential warping or swelling of floors.  

To take care of your ceiling, our technicians can drill small holes to facilitate the drying process and remove excess moisture. Industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers are then meticulously placed and used to pull moisture out of surfaces and turn it into clean, dry air. Polyethylene partitions can also be used to create small chambers to accelerate drying in a contained space.  

Once your ceiling, floor, and furniture have been cleaned and dried, our SERVPRO team can deodorize your eatery's dining area with ULV wet foggers or a dry thermal fogger. Surfaces affected by water may also be cleaned with an EPA-registered antimicrobial disinfectant to eliminate the risk of mold or fungus growth. High-velocity box fans are used to ventilate your establishment quickly both before and after deodorizing takes place.  

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to clean up any size disaster 24/7, whether commercial or residential. Call us today at (239) 302-5700 to find out more.

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The Definitive Guide to Success With Naples Flood Damage Remediation

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Definitive Guide to Success With Naples Flood Damage Remediation Flooding can affect both the structure and contents of your home. Contact SERVPRO immediately for water removal plus flood damage remediation.

Restoring over Replacing Structural Contents in Flood Damage Homes across Naples

There is a difference between structural contents and personal contents in the home. When large amounts of water enter as a result of flooding the removal of personal contents should be taken care of quickly, placing them in an unaffected area to avoid damages caused by prolonged exposure to moisture. Structural contents, however, are often fixed and more difficult to remove. We have a set of protocols to help restore these items to mitigate losses caused by flooding.

When we arrive on site to repair flood damage in Naples properties one of the first actions is to assess contents. Your SERVPRO technician has the correct protective equipment for dealing with flood water and can take care of removing items on your behalf. Items like cabinets and wallpaper are more likely to sustain damages because they cannot be removed from the site.

There are lots of elements to consider when drying the walls behind cabinets as well as the cabinets themselves. Generally speaking, cabinets without a back are more receptive to drying techniques, but both can be remediated effectively with the right techniques. Using a hole saw, your SERVPRO technician can create an airflow into the cabinet. In circumstances where much moisture is detected, we can use these holes to attach injectidry systems or rapid air movers to reduce drying time.

The space between the base of a fitting and the floor is referred to as the toe kick. These areas can become a hotbed of microbial activity if water enters. We can remove the base of the cabinet and apply an air current into this gap to thoroughly dry it from inside out. As an extra precaution, SERVPRO can apply Biocides to prevent mold from growing after service.

Wallpapers are equally susceptible to moisture, and their vinyl constitution can create a vapor barrier that makes drying the wall behind difficult. Dehumidifiers tend to be ineffective due to this barrier so it may be necessary to remove and replace wallpaper. If this is not possible, or desirable, we can drill holes into the wall cavity and dry from the interior side.

Restoring your structural contents to preloss conditions is what we specialize in, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island (239) 302-5700.

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Moldy Problems in Naples? SERVPRO Can Remove and Remediate

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Moldy Problems in Naples? SERVPRO Can Remove and Remediate Nope, Not a Naples Florida Alien Invasion? Just a SERVPRO Technician Remediating a Mold Infestation

Containment and Remediation for Your Mold-Damaged Naples Home

Mold growth is a misunderstood and underappreciated situation in Naples homes. With so many homeowners battling wet crawlspaces and other damp areas of their properties, mold growth can feel like a natural result of this struggle. With the structural damage and degradation that can result from mold colonization, remediation is a necessary step to take upon the discovery of this hazardous organism, and our team can help anytime that you need us.

Remediation and removal are steps that should happen immediately whenever you discover mold growth occurring in your Naples residence. With the high volume of remediation and recovery equipment that our SERVPRO team keeps stocked, we can respond to these emergencies 24/7 to get work started promptly. The faster that our professionals can get to work on these disasters, the less they can spread and degrade more materials.

We have containment strategies to keep mold spores and the colonies themselves from moving beyond their current scope. Physical barriers with plastic sheeting, antimicrobial sprays, and machines like our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators can filter out spores and keep the effects from mold growth from moving to new areas of your property. Both machines have HEPA filters to trap mold spores, dust, and debris, but the hydroxyl generators can also begin the process of eliminating the harsh musty odor that often accompanies mold growth and colonization.

Our IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians AMRT have effective mold removal strategies as well depending on both the hosting material and the severity of the infiltration. From sanding and spray-on solutions to light abrasive soda blasting options, we can remove the entire hyphae of the organism and the threat before beginning restoration and recovery efforts like reconstruction.

While mold growth might be a misunderstood and underappreciated threat to your home, our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island remediation specialists can help you to overcome this unwanted growth with precision and confidence. That is Why so many property owners trust SERVPRO. Give our professionals a call anytime at (239) 302-5700 to make mold damages “Like it never even happened.”

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Some Tips For Flood Damage Remediation in Naples After a Storm

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Some Tips For Flood Damage Remediation in Naples After a Storm Floodwaters can quickly submerge the floors in your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and restoration services after an event.

Restoring Flooded Carpets in Your Naples Home

Floods can affect Naples homes in many ways, but saturated materials can prove to be among the most disastrous. Even areas like carpeting can quickly become overly saturated, which can penetrate the subflooring and begin threatening structural supports. A wise solution to protect both this carpeting material and other affected areas of your home is to reach out to trained restoration specialists like ours. We can arrive quickly with the full measure of our mitigation equipment for efficient extraction and drying.

When it comes to restoring affected areas like carpeting from flood damage in Naples, you need the right equipment arriving fast to your Naples residence. Our SERVPRO professionals have state-of-the-art extraction, drying, and cleaning equipment to fully restore flood-damaged carpets in clean water loss incidents. With contaminated water, we do not recover materials, as the risk for bacteria and other hazards is too great to leave installed.

Our team has a 24/7 response to flooding emergencies, arriving with our broad inventory of recovery equipment. For standing water and oversaturation of flooring materials, we can provide multiple extraction machines such as portable sump pumps and the extractor truck that arrives with our Green Fleet. Additionally, we can work to remove the water from carpeting and subflooring materials with the use of our weighted extractor. This remote-controlled device can force moisture to the surface to get removed by the powerful onboard vacuum.

Cleaning the carpets is an important step once we have effectively removed the standing water and dried the affected area thoroughly. With steam cleaning and other premier equipment, we can remove any dirt, debris, or other buildup that could exist deep at the base of the carpet fibers. Not only does this remove any present threat that the floodwater could have brought into your home, but it also improves the aesthetic appeal and function of the flooring as well.

There are many areas of your home that require immediate attention when flooding has occurred, and your carpets are one of them. You can count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team to dry and clean up the mess. Give us a call anytime you need us at (239) 302-5700.

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How to Resolve Water Damage In Your Naples Home Without the Headaches

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Resolve Water Damage In Your Naples Home Without the Headaches Why stand in your home stressing about water damage? Call SERVPRO for all your water damage remediation needs.

How a Long Term Leak Causes Water Damage to your Naples Home

Every year, many thousands of American homes in communities like Naples sustain water damage from leaks. Whether the leak starts from a faucet, pipe, or crack in the building exterior, a leak can cause significant and permanent damage to the structure over time. While most leaks can be repaired with a few quick fixes, the damaging effects should be handled by a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. Otherwise, you may not be able to handle all of the necessary restorative processes on your own and could see some of these long-term consequences happen.

Material Erosion
Many substances including wood, metal, and stone, can sustain severe water damage in Naples homes that use them as construction materials. The slow but consistent flow of water from a leak can cause erosion on any surface it touches. The longer this process goes on, the more damage that may be caused. Depending on the materials in contact with water and the presence of any other possible contaminants, we may take any of several approaches to reverse these effects, some of which may involve extra safety precautions.

Mold Growth
American homes naturally provide the ideal environment for most species of fungi to grow in, and the addition of a little extra water can sometimes be enough to foster a significant mold problem in an area. Some types of mold can cause health effects, so you should always be careful when you suspect mold may be growing in your home. SERVPRO technicians are certified to look for and take safety precautions against fungal spores whenever they deal with water damages and leaks.

Ruined Electrical Systems
Less commonly, a leak may allow water to leak into electrical systems in the home. This can cut off power to a room or sometimes even the entire home. Should that be the case, we both work to restore problems ourselves and work with specialists to keep the situation safe and minimally damaging.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island provides expert water damage mitigation and restoration services. We cover everything from the smallest leak to a large-scale flood. Contact us at (239) 302-5700.

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

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Professional Water Removal Services You Can Trust When In Naples

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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How SERVPRO Restores Water Damage in Naples

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO Restores Water Damage in Naples Water damage is no match for SERVPRO.

What to do When There is Flood Damage to Your Home in Naples and You are Away

Living in Naples can be a dream come true. With its beautiful beaches and warm sunshine, it is a delightful place to escape from the rush of a hectic life. It is hard to imagine that such a beautiful place could ever be affected by any disaster, yet hurricanes and storms are a real threat to this area. When excess water causes flood damage to your home, make sure to reach out to the experts in remediation. 

SERVPRO is ready to be your ally whenever there is flood damage to your home in Naples. Even if you are away and need our expert team, we are available 24/7 to answer your call. Our Green Fleet is quick to arrive at your home and make an initial assessment of what needs are present, all while safeguarding your home and its contents. 

The primary concern of our SERVPRO technicians is to extract the water from the premises as soon as possible. The longer your belongings are underwater, the more widespread the damage can be, which is why we bring in industrial-grade equipment as well as more targeted devices to return moisture levels to their appropriate reading. Once we achieve this goal, we proceed to dry the property with the help of air movers, dehumidifiers and other techniques to accelerate the evaporation of water. 

A common byproduct of standing water is the proliferation of mold. Our SERVPRO team is trained to identify the presence of bacteria and apply all necessary measures to eliminate it and prevent any further growth. Under this same premise, most porous materials such as carpets and upholstery, are removed from the home. Removal is necessary due to the black water characteristic of flooding, which can carry harmful bacteria and unwanted organisms. To safeguard your health, we carefully remove any compromised surfaces from the home and dispose of them. 

Once the job is complete, we reassess the damage and verify the disinfection of the property, and that moisture levels are back to normal. If there is a need for further repairs, we help coordinate with you, so the property is ready for the contractor promptly. Our goal is to leave it “Like it never even happened.” 

We hope flood damage is never a factor to your home in Naples but, if it is, SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is ready to help. Just call us at (239) 302-5700 and our team is happy to assist in returning your home to mint condition.

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