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Flooding in Naples Calls for Targeted Restoration Approaches

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flood waters by home When your home is damaged by flood water, call on the experts at SERVPRO. We have skilled technicians available 24/7 for any level of damage.

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 severe 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 as minimally intrusive as possible. We 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 reduces the time necessary to dry that area, as the air moves at a faster pace in a confined space. Second, it allows the residents to remain elsewhere on the property 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 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.

A Solution to Fire Damage for All Marco Island Hotels

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Room with fire damage SERVPRO teams are available 24/7 to assist with fire damage restoration in your Marco Island hotel so your guests and employees can return safely.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Keep Your Hotel Running Seamlessly After Damage

With over 80 Marco Island hotels readily available to serve the needs of our customers in and around the area, odds that a fire might break out in one or more of these facilities skyrockets. If you are a property owner or manager at one of these establishments, the safety and security of all guests and employees must remain a priority. However, there is always the concern that damage caused by a fire can temporarily or permanently disable operations.

Being responsible for the day-to-day operations of any size hotel can be daunting. However, dealing with commercial fire damage, smoke damage, or water damage in Marco Island after firefighters douse the flames does not have to be. You have access to fully-certified IICRC technicians that specialize in providing safe, clean emergency response services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. 

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

SERVPRO can provide you with highly-trained professionals, advanced equipment, and necessary resources to manage your restoration process from start to finish. We help return your property to a quality pre-fire loss condition as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining a safe environment that limits disruptions to guests of your hotel.

SERVPRO can handle any size problem, everything from a single room kitchen fire to a multi-level blaze caused by faulty wiring in hallway light fixtures is well within our wheelhouse, and we show it in the quality of work you receive. We can assist by moving furniture out of harm’s way and give each item the attention it needs to recover quickly. Our technicians provide quality services designed to adjust to your circumstances and keep you informed throughout the restoration.

SERVPRO works with your insurance company to ensure you receive the results you and your guests deserve. We can offer water removal, cleaning, drying, deodorization, and full-restoration services to keep your business running smoothly and help you limit any losses you might experience.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is locally owned and operated, bringing solutions to Paolita Station, Miles City, and Fakahatchee by providing excellent fire damage restoration services to all of our surrounding communities. Call (239) 302-5700.

Can Water Mitigation Procedures Restore Carpeted Floors in Naples Offices?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle You can depend on our technicians to respond quickly to remove water and restore the damages it has caused to your business.

SERVPRO Helps Clean Carpets and Perform Other Water Damage Repairs to Mitigate Loss

A burst pipe or significant leak can flood your entire office, leaving vast floor areas submerged in water. If the floors are carpeted, the resulting damage can be severe. Involving water mitigation companies from the onset is one way to keep things manageable. 

The water mitigation process in a Naples office takes various processes apart from removing the intruding water from carpeted floors. The carpets require cleaning to remove soiling or stains and deodorization to manage any odors that develop from the moisture exposure. SERVPRO sends a team of technicians skilled in different areas, including upholstery and fabric cleaning, carpet cleaning as well as odor control, thus easing the mitigation exercise.

The Need for Mitigation Can Arise Because of:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Water clean up

Carpets absorb significant amounts of water fast, but removal is not that easy. Faster results can only be obtained by finding a way to squeeze the material while simultaneously extracting the water. The other alternative is to remove the carpet for offsite drying. 

Our SERVPRO technicians have the resources to expedite in-place water extraction from the carpeted surfaces. We are also flexible enough to deliver water removal services at any time, including nights or weekends, thus minimizing disruptions for your business. Our team manipulates furniture such as desks creating a better room for removal procedures. We then use specialized equipment such as ride-on rovers to facilitate extraction. 

Other Equipments Necessary for Water Damage Repairs Include:

  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Portable water extractors

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island handles water mitigation for businesses reducing downtime. Call us at (239) 302-5700 for assistance in addressing any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO for Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal in Naples

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Remediation in Naples

Hurricane and tropical storm season is upon us again. With the storm threat approaching, homeowners should be concerned about possible side effects from the coming storms.

Mold damage in Naples can start with just a tiny amount of moisture and the right surroundings. Even though an area flooded with stormwater is now dry, there is the possibility of remaining moisture behind drywall or hidden in your home. SERVPRO is ready with the equipment and experience to find it and remove it.

Once mold spores have enough moisture to expand, they grow quickly, feeding on the surrounding building material. Often, this goes unnoticed until the infestation has spread to a common area such as a bathroom or hallway or someone smells that distinctive musty odor. If you see or suspect mold damage, call us for a free, initial inspection.

Mold Inspection

If our inspectors discover mold, we can determine the source and just how far it has spread. Once the affected areas have been determined, our restoration team develops a plan utilizing our extensive inventory of equipment and antifungal and antimicrobial cleaning agents to thoroughly clean and remove the mold.

If the source is found to be behind a wall, we can drill several holes in that area and use specialized fans to force air into it to dry it out. If this is not successful, that section of drywall may need to be removed and replaced. Moisture saturated drywall is very delicate and can crumble simply by picking it up. Once the section is removed, the affected area can be quickly dried, and then the now inactive spores can be vacuumed out.

The weather in Collier county has the potential for tropical storms, and high humidity and excessive moisture are always average around here. If you detect that distinctive musty odor or otherwise suspect there may be mold in your home, call us at (239) 302-5700. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to help you secure your home from any mold contamination or any other restoration need.

Look Out for These 4 Signs of Water Damage in Naples Homes

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer SERVPRO knows what to look for after a water incident. Give us a call when you experience a water catastrophe in your Naples home.

The 4 Signs of Naples Water Damage

We tend to think of water damage as something that always happens dramatically. We imagine heavy rains, storm damage, and burst pipes spraying water in kitchens and bathrooms. However, it also has the potential to happen much more quietly than this.

For instance, if a pipe bursts inside a wall, it may take some time before you notice a problem. Even then, it might not be water that you see. Internal leaks are usually identified by damp patches on walls, areas of mold, and strange odors. Water damage in Naples homes can be insidious, so you need to know how to spot the signs.

If you suspect that water damage is present in your home, the best response is to call SERVPRO. Our experts are based in your local area, and they are highly skilled when it comes to water damage repairs and restoration.

Discolored Walls or Ceilings

Before a full-on leak develops, you may notice a discoloration of the wall or ceiling around the affected spot. This is how you know you’ve got a problem. It needs to be fixed before the water comes right through the drywall or roofing materials. Keep an eye out for expanding yellow and beige patches.

Unpleasant Odors

Often, the first indication of water damage – even before damp patches appear on the walls – is an unpleasant, musty odor. Stagnant water emits quite a strong smell, particularly if it eats away at wood, drywall, or ceiling tiles. If there is a lingering, earthy scene throughout your property, call SERVPRO and arrange an inspection.

Peeling and Crumbling

When humidity levels are high, paint, plaster, and wallpaper begin to peel. The moisture makes it hard for them to stay sticky and adhered to surfaces. So, a clear sign of water damage (or developing moisture problems) is bubbles and blisters in the wallpaper. If you do spot this, run your hands gently over the affected area. If it is significantly wetter, slimier, or colder than other parts of the room, you may need urgent water damage repairs.

Tapping and Dripping Sounds

You can hear a leak in some cases, even if you can’t see it because it has developed inside a wall or a crawlspace. This is especially common in the case of leaking roofs. If you suspect a problem, turn off all noisy appliances the next time that it rains. Just spend a few minutes moving through the house and listening for unexplained tapping and dripping noises.

You must respond to water damage quickly. The faster repairs are carried out, the more of your possessions and home can be saved. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is based in your local area. Get in touch, and we will be on-site quickly. Call 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

When is Water Damage Considered Flood Damage in Naples Properties?

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in PPE SERVPRO technicians are available around the clock to assist with your homes flood damages. Don't wait, call us immediately for remediation services.

Get Expert Cleanup of Flood Damage in Naples Homes from SERVPRO

According to FEMA, a water intrusion gets labeled a flood when water damages at least two Naples properties, one of which belongs to the person filing a claim. 

SERVPRO provides professional flood damage cleanup in Naples. It is crucial to bring in professional flood restoration to a property to ensure the best outcome for the home and contents. Because floodwater can hold a host of contaminants, SERVPRO techs rely on instruments such as a luminometer which we use to test the water and affected surfaces in the home for the presence of organic contamination. The readings from this equipment are never used in place of an industrial hygienist but rather as a measure of whether we need to bring one into the restoration services to identify bacteria or pathogens present in the floodwater. This attention to detail ensures that the home gets returned to a sanitary state for safe habitation by people and pets.

Common Actions During Flood Water Removal 

  • Controlled demolition of walls and floors
  • Removal of furnishings for inspection and cleaning
  • Treatment of floodwater with biocides 
  • Proactive antimicrobial application on the framework to inhibit mold

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island (239) 302-5700 has the training and experience to handle any size flood damage from storms in Naples properties. Call anytime for expert cleanup and restoration.

How Quickly Does Water Damage Occur in a Marco Island Home?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on wood floor Team SERVPRO has the tools and trained technicians to deal with the water damage situation in your home. Call right away.

Water Damage Can Affect your Home Immediately. Use SERVPRO for an Effective Restoration Solution in Marco Island

Exposure to moisture can affect the structure and contents of your home. Often the most effective mitigation procedure is to remove the water as quickly as possible. Our roster of technicians can mobilize restoration equipment for removing your home and use their training to help residents with:

  • Water damage restoration
  • Water clean up
  • Water removal services

Extractors are the most commonly used equipment for water damage in your Marco Island home. For residential properties, we often opt to use a portable extractor. These mobile versions have advantages for dealing with multi-story water intrusion because they can be physically taken inside a structure.

  • Wand adapters allow technicians to pump cleaning solutions directly onto materials like carpets, wood floors, and upholstery.
  • Vacuum systems in portable extractors help to remove waste soils and moisture from the surface layers of materials.
  • A waste recovery tank can hold up to 12 gallons of water before needing to be emptied. 

For help recovering your home after a water intrusion, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for water damage restoration at (239) 302-5700.

Are Draperies and Upholstery Permanently Harm by Fire Damage in Naples?

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

yellow caution tape on the entrance to a fire damaged house Has your home suffered from recent fire damage? Call SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Uses State-of-the-Art Machinery to Restore Fire Damage in your Naples Home

When a house fire starts, it releases smoke and can ignite surrounding materials. Direct exposure to flames often results in permanent damage. However, in many property fires, the most damage is caused by smoke which can often be cleaned rather than replaced. SERVPRO is an expert provider for:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damaged homes
  • Smoke remediation

Upholstery and Drapery machines are efficient at restoring fire damage in your Naples home. These machines use two tanks: one for cleaning solution and the other for waste. The setup of these systems includes a heating element, vacuum, and pump. Together these systems allow for efficient restoration of smoke-damaged upholstery and draperies.

  • Solution tanks can be used for any material type as they support both water-based and solvent-based cleaning solutions, which allows for wet and dry cleaning, respectively.
  • Waste tanks can store cleaning solutions for safe disposal at a designated waste facility.
  • Temperature controls allow technicians to adjust machinery to suit sensitive organic fabrics.

For an efficient contents restoration, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for fire damage at (239) 302-5700.

Does Marco Island Have Emergency Services Water Damage Companies?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking out of a white pipe under a sink Water damage can affect both the structure and the contents of your home. Contact team SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Can Help with Water Damage Restoration for your Marco Island Home

Marco Island is a barrier island off the southwestern coast of Florida state. The gulf coast island is renowned for its tropical climate, sunny beaches, and watersports. Complementing the splendid natural beauty and wildlife is a humming nightlife scene, leisure destination, and cultural center for the arts. The region, which is home to 16,413 residents, is perhaps best known for its central tourist attraction South Marco Island Beach, which stretches along South Collier Boulevard. Many of the most sought-after holiday resorts overlook the south side beaches, which boast white sands, tiki bars, promenades, and even dolphins that play in the shallows offshore. Connecting the inland sections of Marco Island is a network of over 100 miles worth of canals. Boating tours, gondoliers, and waterside bars are very much a part of the culture on the southwest coast. 

The carnival atmosphere comes to Marco Island each year during the annual Seafood and Music Festival, which usually comes around the third week of March. Food vendors set up en-masse along with the shoreside, serving fresh seafood cooked in various methods, spices, and cuisines. Marco Island is, after all, a boating community. The opportunity to learn new watersports, rent yachts or boat cruises, and deep-sea diving, are plentiful on the tropical barrier island. The most famous of these boat tours are on the Marco Island Princess, which has been operating a tour of Marco Island and surrounding gulf coast islands like Keewaydin Island. Conservation and wildlife protection are both central parts of the local community mindset. Sea and land life can be observed at the island's conservation areas like the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, which spans over 14,000 acres and is home to sea turtles, alligators, and tropical birds. 

  • Breakwater Adventures is one of the best ways to get the most out of offshore. The company operates a water-focused list of tourist attractions that are customizable depending on your needs. Popular activities include wildlife viewings of dolphins, turtles, and manatees and more extreme activities like jet skiing.
  • Marco Island Historical Museum and the nearby Marco Island Center for the Arts are superb for delving into the history and culture of the local area. The earliest archaeological finds here date back over 1500 years with Calusa peoples. Early-modern history includes the Spanish who first settled on the island in the sixteenth century.
  • Tigertail Beach is a lot quieter than its neighbor, the South Marco Island Beach. But there are still stunning shells, sands, and water. A well-kept secret for those looking for a slightly less built-up shoreline without having access to some of the private resident beaches. 

SERVPRO Conducts Comprehensive Water Damage Restoration for San Marco Residents

It can be tough to fix a water issue by yourself. But these issues do not go away with time. In fact, they get worse. SERVPRO is a professional restoration provider that can help address the source of your problem quickly and put a proven drying plan to return your home to a preloss condition. 

SERVPRO technicians can assist with:

  • Water damage restoration
  • Water clean up
  • Water damage remediation

Dry rot is an issue that can occur to the material framework of your home following exposure to moisture. When parts of the house are exposed to water, they can absorb that moisture and any bacteria or fungi. Without proper treatment, dry rot can spread throughout a home, causing further damage.

  • Technicians can identify and fix the cause of damage, including leaking pipes, insufficient shelter, or exposure in your home's structure. 
  • Using abrasion equipment, we can remove upper layers of wood that show signs of dry rot.
  • Sometimes replacement of the wood altogether may be more cost and time-efficient, which our technicians can carry out. 

Avoid costly water issues in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for water damage restoration at (239) 302-5700.

What Are Some Common Causes of Fire Damage in Marco Island?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home Fires can happen without warning and you are going to need a company to come in and take care of the damage. Call SERVPRO for fire damage remediation.

In Marco Island, Certain Activities and Practices Increase Residential Fire Damage Risks. 

As a local homeowner, it pays to know what may increase your risk of house fires and chances of suffering catastrophic damage. Unfortunately, many of these risky activities and practices are common to South Floridians. 

Residential fires and related fire damage in Marco Island have impacted numerous area homes over the years. These destructive events have usually resulted from certain mistakes and accidents island residents experience while doing ordinary things. Some common mishaps include:



  • Backyard barbecue/bonfire accidents that catch dry vegetation and other materials on fire
  • Explosions caused by corroded or leaky propane tanks that have been stored
  • Fires caused by cooking mishaps
  • Fire and smoke damage resulting from residents falling asleep while smoking

As you can see, fire damaged homes result from any one of several things. When you are impacted by one of these unfortunate situations, you need quality house fire clean up and smoke remediation services.

If you ever experience a house fire and need help remediating fire damage, contact your neighborhood SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 for assistance.