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Does Ductwork Need Commercial Mold Remediation in Marco Island Business Properties?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Grey fuzzy mold. Mold is nothing to play with especially in your commercial business, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island.

SERVPRO Recommends Thorough Commercial Mold Remediation in Marco Island Properties

When visible mold gets discovered within a property, that is just a symptom of another problem that needs correction as rapidly as possible. Some of the most common reasons include a slow leak, poor ventilation, or drainage. The need for a fast resolution is particularly real in a business with public foot traffic, as exposure to mold can cause health effects in some individuals. 

After handling commercial mold remediation in Marco Island business properties, SERVPRO technicians look at the ventilation system. Because naturally-occurring mold spores are airborne, when an infestation occurs, it is not unusual for the ductwork throughout a building to have signs of mold damage along with dust and build-up from use. 

The technicians have specialized equipment to collect dirt and debris from the ducts and specially-formulated cleaning agents and antimicrobial solutions to ensure the surfaces get thoroughly cleaned. The benefits of a deep cleaning include: 

  • The HVAC operates at peak efficiency
  • Removal of musty odors
  • Inhibits the spread of spores 

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 performs commercial mold remediation of any size and type in local Marco Island properties.

Can Carpets Get Restored After Flood Damage in Naples Homes?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Restores Naples Homes With Flood Damage

Seeing a home with even a small amount of water damage from a storm can seem overwhelming for where to start the cleanup. One of the smartest moves a property owner can make is to bring in professional help.

Naples is prone to flood damage from strong storms that are a part of living in Florida. When SERVPRO techs handle this type of restoration job, some actions are taken to ensure the best outcome for the property owner. The elements the determine the potential for reuse includes:

  • The type of water absorbed into the carpet
  • Length of time before the cleanup began
  • The materials used in the carpet's construction

In cases where the water damage is from rainwater, there is a possibility to save the carpet if the removal begins within 24 hours and the carpet does not show signs of deterioration. The techs use several tests to determine the types of fibers they are dealing with through burn analysis, chemical reactions, and gravity tests. This helps avoid issues such as shrinkage, dye bleeding, or fading from contact with cleaning agents. 

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 is available 24/7 to handle flood damage in Naples properties and make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire Restoration Needs in Naples?

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning on a beach When it comes to your fire restoration needs, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to assist.

SERVPRO Can Handle Any Type of Fire Damage in Naples

While Florida may be known as the Sunshine State, it also clocks many lightning strikes that accompany the frequent thunderstorms, with an average of 3,500 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes that occur daily. The result of this is a Naples property can wind up with property damage from fires caused by lightning. However, there are steps homeowners can take to minimize this risk, such as:

  • Install a residential lightning protection system, which may include lightning rods, grounds, and main conductors
  • Unplug electronics and small appliances before intense storms arrive
  • Transient voltage surge suppressors work to protect the electrical system in the house if no one is home and a lightning strike occurs
  • Please read the fine print on your insurance and make sure it covers lightning strikes, as Florida is one of the top ten states for claims involving property damage from lightning

Top Things to Do During Great Weather in Naples

The city of Naples has excellent weather much of the year like the rest of Florida, and there are numerous outdoor activities. The Rookery Bay Reserve has a stunning ecosystem and wildlife to view in their natural habitats. Visitors can see small sea stars, dolphins, and sometimes, manatees. Kayaking is another popular pastime in this area. Participants in the daytime can see a host of wildlife. There are often opportunities for nighttime excursions that allow for viewing bioluminescent algae and water creatures that are generally not out in the day.

The proximity to the Gulf of Mexico makes Naples an ideal place for charter fishing excursions. Sportspeople of all experience levels can catch a diverse array of fish, including tarpon, kingfish, and sharks.

Exploring Mangroves in Naples

Mangrove trees are a huge part of the ecosystem in Florida. So much so that there are regulations about how many of the trees can get removed and limits for cutting limbs. The mangroves provide food for numerous fishes and provide nursery areas for many kinds of water dwellers, including fishes, crustaceans, and shellfish in their long, curved roots. One thing that makes the mangrove trees unique is that they are salt-tolerant trees and grow and flourish in salt and brackish water. The presence of these trees on the coastline protects the soils from erosion, surge from hurricanes and can take on the impact of tsunamis. Severe penalties can result from the removal of mangroves from private property without the proper authorization. 

How Can Professional Fire Restoration Restore Walls With Smoke Damage in Naples Homes? 

When SERVPRO handles fire restoration for Naples properties, great care is taken to remove smoke and soot from surfaces so as little as possible replacement needs. The techs accomplish this goal through the use of specialized cleaning agents and equipment such as: 

  • Dry cleaning sponges to lift away dry smoke
  • Cleaners with solvents to release the residue's grip on surfaces
  • Specific solutions for smoke damage removal on hardwood floors and furnishings

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 is available 24/7 to handle any size fire restoration issues in local Naples properties.

Marco Island Residents can Carry a Tune in Nearby Naples

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Weekly Karaoke Events Keep Live Entertainment Happening for the Marco Island Area

On Friday, January 29th, 2021, beginning at 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM, we are keeping the fun of karaoke alive in Naples. Come down to the Bowland Beacon for your chance to hang out with like-minded individuals who want to have some safe fun with the singers of the community. 

In compliance with regulations, extra precautions such as disposable mic covers and cleaning the equipment after each use are steps taken to keep performers safe and ensure the event continues. To secure your place on the performers' roster, you can find more information by contacting the Bowland Beacon at (239) 597-3452. 

The need for water damage restoration in Marco Island home makes you want to do anything but sing. Our experienced SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island restorers can help with efficient mitigation and drying steps to reduce costs and losses for our customers. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (239) 302-5700. 

Capture the Sunset as Only You Can in Naples

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Take in a Sunset Painting Course in a Safe and Entertaining Way

The Edgewater Beach Hotel helps Naples area residents discover their inner artist with a Paint & Party series event. All skill levels welcome to participate, as you are under the guidance and tutelage of an accomplished local artist. You can sign up for your spot at the event Friday, January 15th, 2021, from 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM.

Not only does this painting experience come with a complimentary beverage of your choice to enjoy with whomever you drug along, but you also get to take the work of art home with you at the end of the night. You can contact (239) 403-2000 for more information.

When you cannot appreciate the sunset because you are battling flood damage in your Naples home, our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team is available to help. We have experienced professionals and leading extraction tools to mitigate losses and quickly get to the drying and cleaning stages. Call us today at (239) 302-5700.

Protecting Naples Attractions After a Fire Loss

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

People paddleboarding on water in sunset Don't let fire damage ruin your enjoyment of Naples. SERVPRO can restore your home while you take advantage of all the area has to offer.

With Hundreds of Attractions and Landmarks Around Naples, Our Restorers Stay Ready to Help After Fire Disasters

Tourism is one of Naples' driving forces, with hundreds of attractions and desirable locations for relaxation and entertainment. This area is a coastal community that continues to draw in traffic through each season of the year. Much of this traffic is attributed to our natural vistas and protected land reserves, such as the Everglades National Park or the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. These attractions have been a point of pride for the residents and tourists alike to respect the environment and the local spirit of caretaking for nature, including the multitude of beaches throughout our Naples and Marco Island area, which in itself can draw in hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

Often considered one of the origin points for the sport of pickleball, Naples has also accommodated this growing trend with pickleball courts in most of its public parks. The sport has become so popular in our area that Naples has been the home of the US Open Pickleball Championship every year since the tournament began in 2016. This sport can also contribute to our community's increasing popularity to outside travelers and tourists visiting Florida.

Shopping Experiences in the Greater Naples Area 

As with any popular tourist destination throughout the country, the community would be remiss without its inclusions of outlet stores and shopping destinations for those looking to boost our local economy when they arrive. Shopping makes up a large share of the county's revenue, making Marco Island and Naples both profitable in all quarters of the year. Providing a variety of nationally recognized franchises and anchor stores can be a draw for tourists and the unique local offerings provided by shops and stores throughout downtown Naples or other more developed areas of the community.

  • Coastland Center – This is a shopping mall located within the city that has been in business since the mid-70s. One of the premier destinations for shopping within the locale, Coastland Center is home to more than 120 stores and services. With roughly one million square feet of retail space and restaurants, this is an active pillar of the community year-round, accommodating both the influx and tourism through the year's warmer months and the steady local traffic expected from the 20,000 residents living in Naples alone.
  • Waterside Shops – While not within the Naples city limits, Waterside Shops has become one of the attractions that anyone staying within Naples or nearby in areas like Pelican Bay or Marco Island can shop for whatever pleases them. While not as prominent and developed as Coastland Center, Waterside Shops features two primary anchor stores and close to 60 more stores and services throughout more than 250,000 square feet of space. Throughout this open-air mall, the leading retailers cater to a more luxurious audience with brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Rolex.

Cultural Centers and Museums that Preserve Naples History

Protecting the natural environment around Naples and Marco Island is as valuable as protecting our heritage, history, and culture that makes up our diverse community. Not surprisingly, there are multiple cultural centers and museums throughout the city and its neighboring areas devoted exclusively to protecting local history by preserving artifacts, stories, and promoting tourists' and locals' general education. Some of the historic properties and museums that often make the list of those visiting the attractions of Naples include:

  • Naples Depot Museum - As a fully restored station by the Collier County museums organization, this cultural center focuses on exhibits devoted to transportation in Southwest Florida. A miniature railway runs around the property's perimeter, but even this is second to longstanding displays for the railroad, the Seminole tribes of the area, and antique vehicles.
  • The Baker Museum - This facility used to be known as the Naples Museum of Art and has been in operation since 2000, and includes a diverse collection of art collected worldwide, with permanent exhibits devoted to Mexican art of the 20th century, sculptures, three-dimensional art, and pieces of American modernism.
  • Golisano Children's Museum of Naples - A facility that is more than 30,000 square feet in size, children of all ages can see exhibits devoted to the swamps of the Everglades, mazes, banyan trees, and other incredible sites and interactive experiences.

Restoring Naples Homes and Businesses After Fire Losses 

Fires can be a devastating presence in your home and leave many property owners unaware of what their next steps should be. Because we can appreciate how quickly fires can get out of control, we are prepared for the mitigation that your property requires at all hours of the day. As a preferred vendor for local insurance companies to complete claims work, we are often notified quickly of emergencies even before property owners consider how restoration must occur.

As a leading fire restoration team in the area, we have a growing roster of experienced technicians capable of handling some of the most challenging post-fire recovery aspects. Soot cleanup is among the direst of circumstances. These circulating particulates are carcinogenic and acidic, making them a hazard to both the occupants of the house who become exposed and any hosting services upon which these particles come to rest. Cleaning these surfaces and affected contents varies considerably from one area of the house to the next, so careful evaluation goes into the appropriate approach and products to ensure the most efficient solutions.

From fire debris removal to deodorization, there are many steps and stages to fire restoration and the reconstruction necessary upon mitigation completion. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team can help with nearly every aspect of restoration and repair your property requires. Contact anytime at (239) 302-5700. 

Come, Enjoy Nature and Fine Art in Naples.

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Experience the Beautiful Artwork of Carmelo Blandino at the Naples Botanical Garden. 

The Naples Botanical Garden is hosting an exhibit of Carmelo Blandino’s artworks between November 20th and January 10th.  Blandino’s unique large, mixed media art exhibit, which blends classic styles with modern expressionism, is inspired by botanical garden sights.  His abstract floral paintings highlight the interconnectivity of our biosphere and serve to enhance your time at the garden.  When planning your visit to the exhibit, remember the following essential details:

  • The event takes place at the Naples Botanical Garden, located at 4820 Bayshore Drive in Naples.
  • It is being held daily between 8 AM and 5 PM.
  • Tickets can be purchased through the botanical garden’s website.

As fellow nature lovers, your neighbors at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are pleased to welcome you to this exhibit.  At the same time, we would like to take the opportunity to warn you about another part of nature:  fire.  If you ever suffer from a fire-related event and need fire damage restoration, call us at (239) 302-5700 for assistance.    

Help Disadvantaged Collier County Children and Bid on Some Fine Wines in Naples.

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Attend the Naples Winter Wine Festival. 

Have you ever wanted to help disadvantaged children in the Naples area but did not know how to do it?  Well, participating in the Naples Winter Wine Festival is one way you can help those in need while enjoying yourself.  The festival features three main events, including:

  • An online auction  
  • An hour-long televised broadcast
  • A virtual auction following the program. 

The online auction occurs from January 22nd at 8 AM to February 2nd at 5 PM and is for rare wine lots, winery packages, and unique travel experiences.  The fundraising show, airing on WINK-TV at 7 PM on January 30th, introduces some of the children helped by the program and allows viewers to make a monetary pledge.  After the program, at 8 PM, there is a “by invitation only” virtual auction for luxurious lifestyle items and experiences.

Your friends at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are pleased to announce this signature multiday charity event.  Also, as one of Naples’ highest-rated mold removal companies, we would like to remind you of the ever-present threat of mold damage in southwestern Florida.  So, remember, if mold ever impacts your business, call us at (239) 302-5700 for help.

Naples, a Winter Resort City for the Wealthy, Isn’t Always Sunny.

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Even Residents of Posh Resort Cities Like Naples Face Challenges 

The luxurious history of Naples began earnest in the 1880s when U.S. Senator John Stuart Williams of Kentucky became interested in developing a city in Southwest Florida.  In 1885, Williams partnered with Walter Haldeman, owner of the Louisville Courier-Journal, to explore the southwestern Florida coast and find a suitable community location.  The two would-be developers eventually found the perfect site where modern-day Naples stands today.  This “paradise coast” consisted of miles of sandy oceanfront beaches with a sizable bay behind them.  Haldeman and Williams formed the Naples Town Improvement Company in the Fall of 1886 to bring their envisioned town into existence.         

The Development of Naples

The new dream city on the Paradise Coast quickly emerged from the sandy shoreline.  It was named after Naples, Italy, because of its bay, position on the southwestern end of a peninsula, and sunny weather.  The centerpiece of the newly built community was a sixteen-room hotel, positioned on the narrowest piece of land between beach and bay, which opened in 1889.  The town’s other important early feature was its pier that was two blocks distant from the hotel.  As you can imagine, Naples soon became a thriving beach resort area where wealthy patrons attempted to escape the cold weather of their more northern residences.  As time progressed, the community became more accessible to outsiders.  Rail service arrived in 1927, and the Tamiami Trail, which passed through town and connected Miami to Tampa, was completed in 1928.            

A Mecca for the Rich and Famous

As with other small coastal Florida towns, Naples has attracted a lot of wealthy vacationers and homebuyers.  This magnetism started almost as soon as it was built.  The community’s developers, Williams and Haldeman, were both prominent men.  Rose Cleveland, sister of U.S. President Grover Cleveland, was Naples Hotel’s first guest when it opened in 1889.  Numerous other notable people soon followed in her footsteps.  Over the past 130 or so years, several celebrities have also made the picturesque seaside community their home.  Some of the more recent of these have been author Robin Cook, billionaire sports team owner Shahid Khan, Best Buy founder Richard Schulze, Judge Judy’s Judith Sheindlin, prolific narrator Peter Thomas, and a host of professional sports players.  

The Glittering Lure of Naples

So, what attracts affluent people to Naples?  Well, several obvious things make the resort town the perfect place for moneyed individuals.  First, the area offers them access to numerous luxurious leisure activities like:

  • Yachting:  there are several local yachting clubs and a multitude of fascinating seaside landscapes to explore nearby
  • Water sports:  with easy access to both the ocean and protected bays, water sports enthusiasts can enjoy such activities as swimming, parasailing, jet-skiing, and water skiing  
  • Golfing:  wherever guests or residents are in Naples, there is always a fine country club close by
  • Exploring nature:  the local area boasts several state and federal parks/forests/preserves/wildlife refuges like the Collier-Seminole State Park and the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge.     

High-end shopping and dining:  Naples is home to numerous luxury shopping and fine dining establishments

All of the above certainly entices well-heeled visitors and homebuyers alike to venture into our city.  However, access to these activities alone is not the community’s only draw.  Prosperous people seeking to relocate prefer this part of Southwest Florida for a second reason, namely the sheer number of opulent properties it has to offer potential buyers.  The most notable of these multimillion-dollar residences can be found on:  

  • Gordon Drive
  • Galleon Drive
  • Rum Row
  • Gulf Shore Boulevard
  • Admiralty Parade
  • Spyglass Lane

Potential Downsides to Living in Naples

While Naples is an attractive place to live for many reasons, there are some negatives and risks you face if you choose to live here.  These are mostly financial or weather-related and include such things as:

  • A poor job market
  • A high cost of living
  • Real estate scams and shoddily-constructed housing

Severe weather, including heavy rains, flooding, waterspouts, and hurricanes, during the region’s rainy season that lasts from mid-May through October.

If you can dodge the financial risks of locating in this pricy Southwest Florida community, you are still always subject to its sometimes troublesome weather.  Strong hurricane-force winds can easily damage or even blow the roof off your home.  These winds can also turn lawn furniture into destructive projectiles and cause trees/tree limbs to fall on your roof.  At the same time, heavy rains and storm surges could quickly inundate everything in sight.

With all that said, as your neighbors, the skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are always here to help you.  If your business is ever flooded because of a roof or appliance leak and you need water removal services.

How Can I Determine if My Business Has a Water-Related Issue?

As a Naples business owner, it is crucial that you locate and effectively deal with all water-related damage as soon as possible before it develops into something worse that could potentially threaten your operations.  This is especially true for operators of businesses like hotels and restaurants.  In order to catch water-related issues early, SERVPRO suggests that you have your business periodically inspected by professionals and watch out for the following signs of water damage:

  • Musty odors
  • Mold or mildew growths and surface discolorations
  • Disintegrating drywall or plaster
  • Dry rot
  • Wall or ceiling warping
  • Buckled floors and similar issues

If you notice any of these problems, you likely have a water leak.  This could be caused by several things, like a damaged roof, leaky pipe, a malfunctioning appliance, or corroded water container.

Your neighbors at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island advise you to take all water-related issues seriously, regardless of their apparent severity.  We would also like to remind you that we are always here to help you with all your water removal needs.  Call us whenever you need us at (239) 302-5700.

Can Restoration Pros Save a Storm-Damaged Roof?

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

vans outside damaged home The team to turn to after your home is damaged is SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island!

IICRC-Certified Techs at SERVPRO Return Storm-Damaged Naples Homes to a Pre-Loss State

Naples, like much of the Sunshine State, experiences well above average precipitation compared to the rest of the US at a whopping 56 inches per year. Much of this rain comes with high winds and other weather-related risks that can lead to felled trees on roofs, damaged shingles, and structural materials in dire need of cleanup and potential replacement.

SERVPRO’s mitigation process includes performing any necessary structural repairs and mold remediation (license #MRSR2994) to restore Naples homes affected by storm damage.

Why Does SERVPRO’s Fast Response to Storm Damage Cleanup Matter?
    •    24/7 availability means that technicians minimize the risk of microbial growth on your property using EPA-registered biocides.
    •    SERVPRO emergency-response crews can provide power sources for cleanup equipment if your electricity is shut off.
    •    Industrial-grade drying equipment includes high-powered centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to make your property look and feel, “Like it never even happened.” Call (239) 302-5700 to begin the mitigation and restoration process.