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When Your Naples Bathroom Experiences Water Damage

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

HVAC systems When condensation causes water damage in bathrooms, call SERVPRO. We are always available to take your call.

Remediating HVAC Water Damage in a Naples Bathroom 

HVAC water damage can come from a variety of sources in the home. In moisture-laden areas such as the bathroom, however, condensation in the ductwork and water from the roof or nearby plumbing are two of the main culprits. Over time, this water buildup can damage more than just sheet metal components of flex duct: it can also cause sagging ceilings, damaged insulation, even mold growth.  

If your Naples residence requires water damage remediation from IICRC-certified experts, SERVPRO is a phone call away from beginning the mitigation process. This team's cleanup measures focus on removing damage, eliminating microbes with EPA-registered cleaners, and restoring structures that require replacement. Your local team is also licensed to provide mold remediation services (license #MRSR2994). 

Maintaining Your Bathroom Vents

  •   Inspect the damper.This portion of your vents controls the airflow through the exhaust fan pipe. A damaged seal or malfunctioning damper needs replacement. 
  •   Insulate the vent pipes. An uninsulated pipe has a harder time controlling temperatures. Damaged or missing roof insulation can also affect ventilation in your bathroom. 
  •   Move or replace the fan.The fan may not be strong enough for your bathroom. A large room or extensive usage can take its toll on any exhaust fan. Consult with a professional about repositioning or replacing the fan. It should be as far from the shower as possible to minimize condensation.
  •   Know when to run your fan.Have your exhaust fan running while you bathe, and allow it to run 10 to 15 minutes afterward to pull moisture out of the bathroom.  

SERVPRO Improves Indoor Air Quality

Extraction and drying are not the only measures needed to save a bathroom vent system. The vents themselves may require cleaning with EPA-registered antimicrobials as well as sanitation. If you have fiberglass insulation around or near the HVAC, technicians can suck it up with a specialized insulation vacuum for cleaning and drying. However, if the damage is comprehensive, replacement may be necessary. Porous, organic materials like cellulose or cotton insulation often need replacing after water damage.  

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island provides cleanup and remediation that keeps your property looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (239) 302-5700 for cleanup minimizes property loss. 

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SERVPRO Talks About Restoring Kitchen Fire Damage in Naples

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

pan on stove beginning to catch on fire Kitchen fires begin and spread quickly. Never leave your stove unattended when in use.

Restoring a Naples Kitchen After Fire Damage 

Kitchen fires are easily the most common type of residential fire disaster. These incidents cause $1.1 billion in damages each year. While most reported fires are small, the damages they can leave behind can be challenging for homeowners to clean on their own. Worse still, charred residues, proteins, and grease impart foul odors and potentially corrosive materials that can damage your belongings in the long-term. 

If your Naples home needs rapid disaster mitigation from an experienced team, the pros at SERVPRO are ready to help. These IICRC-certified technicians possess the tools and knowledge necessary to return your home to a preloss condition. Your local SERVPRO strives to give back to the community not just by cleaning disaster-stricken dwellings, but also by providing support and raising awareness for organizations like the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, the MS Society, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Stopping Grease Fires Before They Can Start 

  • Never leave the stove left alone when in use.In just 30 seconds at most, the smoke to turn into flames, so be vigilant. 
  • Oil and water do not mix. When frying food with high water content, such as frozen foods, the grease can spread and burn you. 
  • Take your time.Careful measurement of oil temperatures and deliberate pacing when adding oil to a pan minimizes fire risks.
  • Have extinguishing options ready. These can include a Type B or Type K extinguisher, baking soda, salt, or a metal pot lid to smother flames. 

SERVPRO's Char Removal Tools

After a kitchen fire, technicians can clean the range and hood with mechanical cleaning measures and water- or oil-based detergent solutions. These EPA-registered cleaners are also useful for nonporous appliance casings. SERVPRO's Liquid Creme Cleaners remove heavy soiling from pots and pans without damaging stainless steel. Overhead cabinetry above the range that has been charred by a grease fire can have milder charring sanded away. Soot on flooring can be brushed, buffed, and polished off with rotating brushes and pads. 

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is prepared to make your residence look, "Like it never even happened." Call (239) 302-5700 any time you need disaster mitigation, including nights, weekends, and holidays.  

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Naples Area Commercial Buildings Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

two workers in PPE demolition work SERVPRO Techs Don PPE Personal Protective Equipment during Mold Remediation Services in Naples Structures

Remediation for Mold Growth in Your Naples Clinic

Pressing concerns exist when your Naples medical facility harbors mold colonies. Because of how severe these circumstances can be to the health of those directly exposed, it is critical to address these organisms where they are before the threat can spread. Migrating mold damage is a hazardous situation that could quickly engulf your building without the appropriate steps. Remediation by our SERVPRO professionals can help you to get back to helping your patients while we take care of the microbial presence.

You do not need to have an understanding of the remediation process to appreciate how mold damage in your Naples clinic is a bad combination. With experienced Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) available on our roster, we can offer a variety of services that can often help you to continue working while our technicians address the moisture, mold, and damages.

Containment

Containing the mold spores and the migrating colonies is a vital step in ensuring that mold growth does not entirely shut down your facility until remediation completes. The installation of a wood framework and thick plastic sheeting can limit the movement of mold spores and help our SERVPRO team to regulate airflow, temperature, and humidity in this damaged area.

Colony Removal

This containment is also essential when colony removal efforts get underway. From abrasive cleaning to controlled demolition, removing colonies can get spores and volatile organic compounds circulating in the containment zone. These barriers keep your patients from getting affected by these compounds and microorganisms while cleaning continues.

Drying

We have many effective practices to dry out the damaged areas of your office, even some specialty approaches designed to address moisture damage to documents and paperwork. Freeze-drying is a process that we can implement on-site, which can often prevent microbial growth from forming on hard copies of patient records.

No matter how moisture became a threat in your clinic, mold growth is often not far behind when the water is left unchallenged. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island remediators can help by removing active colonization and providing solutions to keep your facility dry. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

Naples Shop Owners Love SERVPRO's Water Loss Cleanup Service

2/22/2020 (Permalink)

pickup and box truck from SERVPRO back view with phone number The SERVPRO Box Trucks Delivery the Goods to Keep Your Naples Retail Ship Open after a Water Loss

Commercial Water Removal from Your Naples Gift Shop

Imagine experiencing an after-hours leak from a sink in the back storage area of your Naples shop during the height of the tourist season. Your first thought may be frustration and concern about the potential loss of business due to the cleanup.

Commercial water removal in Naples does not necessarily mean that you have to close up shop for an indefinite amount of time. With the right amount of care and quick response, you may not need to shut down for very long, if at all.

The two main concerns to think about are the preservation of your merchandise and drying your shop quickly and discreetly so you can still run your business.

First, SERVPRO water restoration specialists lift anything touching the floor in impacted areas to keep the items undamaged and dry. If materials or displays are wet, technicians may bring them to a safe, dry spot within the shop, or offsite to dry. This may require a temporary display of your merchandise until your permanent fixtures are dry. Hopefully, no merchandise was at floor level and exposed to water; however, if any items got wet, you must inventory your merchandise, assessing the damage to report to your insurance company before attempting to dry them.
 
Second, you want to remain in business while you dry your shop. SERVPRO technicians facilitate this after they extract any remaining water through portable extraction wands, by placing air movers that produce high-velocity airflow, throughout your shop just above floor level. They work in conjunction with dehumidifiers to enhance evaporation by introducing airflow at the surface level, replacing the wet boundary layer with warmer drier air created by the dehumidifiers. The air movers circulate the drier air coming from the dehumidifiers as they pull moist air from the air, filtrating it and exhausting it back out.

SERVPRO IICRC certified techs understand the importance of keeping your business running during times of pressure and devises an individual plan to suit your needs.

For 24/7 assistance contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island (Commercial Contractor Florida #Commercial: CBC1261730) at (239) 302-5700. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Disposing of Wastewater during Emergency Flood Damage Restoration in Naples

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flood water in livingroom You need the professionals by your side when your home is hit with flood damage. Call SERVPRO at (239) 302-5700.

SERVPRO Understands the Importance Of Proper Disposal of Wastewater After Flooding Takes Place in Your Naples Property

Flood Damage Naples

While pumping water out of a flooded property is a no-brainer, the issue of where to dispose of floodwaters can be a prescient one. Floodwaters, by nature, contain contamination levels. These contamination levels can occur by picking up debris, mud, or herbicides en route to your property in the form of a flash flood. Alternatively, road overflow may lead to the presence of raw sewage in the water intrusion. It is vital that when disposing of water, it is done correctly, legally, and responsibly. 

We are an emergency restorer for flood damage operating here in Naples. Our responsible technicians are trained at the nationally recognized institute of inspection, cleaning, and restoration certifications facility. From there, they pick up experience working in domestic and commercial flood situations performing vital emergency services. On any given job site, a SERVPRO large loss recovery team may include water restoration technicians (WRT) Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) as well as a 30-hour general construction industry training program (OSHA), technicians. 

Pumping water out of a flooded structure is essential to mitigating loss and allowing SERVPRO to conduct a thorough inspection. If road overflow causes flooding, there may be significant amounts of sewage present in basements or crawl spaces. We can enlist subcontractors on your behalf to bring a septic tank pump truck to the site and allow us to pump out sewer waters safely. The disposal of wastewaters during restoration is governed by strict criteria and subject to local or federal regulations. 

Two of the most common methods of water disposal are by using a sanitary sewer system or an open sewer point on site, such as a toilet. Using elongated hoses, our team can direct water from your property to a sanitary sewer system. If we are using portable extraction units, disposal of wastewaters can conveniently be completed on site. SERVPRO promises to thoroughly clean and disinfect any onsite plumbing that is used during an emergency procedure. If neither of the above two methods is applicable, we can bring large wastewater storage trucks to contain moisture until it can be disposed of properly. 

Use environmentally responsible restorers for your home emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

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Water Cleanup Services In Your Naples Home

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property If you experience a greywater emergency, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Textile Water Cleanup Services that Naples Residents can rely on

Your kitchen and bathroom drain away thousands of gallons of water each year via a series of pipes, joints, and sewer systems. Over time debris may build up inside the pipe and begin to stagnate. Stagnation could include mold growth, rust, or copper coloring to affect the pipe itself before clogging up the waterway resulting in both malodor and the potential for a sewer backup. In these situations removing pipes or leaving water running could result in large quantities of stagnating water entering the home.

Many residents choose to use professional water cleanup services in Naples to assist with a greywater emergency. Greywater emergencies are characterizable by the presence of microbes, including bacteria, fungi, and potentially viruses. Unfortunately, a body of greywater can infect other areas of the home. These may include your carpets, flooring, or the building materials in your home's construction. SERVPRO offers professional restoration using qualified technicians from the local area.

Our goal when restoring a greywater emergency is to return your home to a sanitary condition. Sanitary conditions are achievable once the level of microbial damage, soiling, and microorganisms are under control, and the home returns to a healthy environment. Sometimes extra care and attention must be given to textiles, which, as a porous material, can absorb both moisture and microbial infestation at the same time. Using proven cleaning methods, SERVPRO can ensure that your textiles- which may include curtains, carpets or upholstery- return to a preloss condition.

The types of fiber of a textile- natural or synthetic- influences the cleaning approach SERVPRO uses. We pre-test the PH balance of materials as well as the PH of the particular type of soiling. Our goal is to return the affected material to a neutral PH by applying acidic cleaning products to alkaline soilings such as those found in greywater; we can effectively restore the carpet or fabric to its reasonable condition. Pre-testing, in this way, helps to ensure that damages are given the most effective treatment.

If you experience a greywater emergency, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

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Our Rapid Response Team Is Available 24/7 In Naples After A Flood

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

One of our trailers mounted with a portable generator in a parking lot We have a trailer mounted portable generator that our team uses when you are experiencing power outages. We are 24/7 to assist you with any damage.

Securing and Restoring your Naples home from Storm and Flood Damage

Storm and Flood Damage Naples

Hurricanes and the resulting flooding can put an extreme amount of stress and pressure on areas like Naples. Residents often find that their homes suffer significant damages from a wide variety of sources. Airborne debris and high winds can easily dislodge roof-tiles, break windows, and harm doors. The following rainfall can quickly lead to flooding throughout both the upper and lower levels of the home. Sometimes damaged roof-tiles can lead to water building upon higher levels before eventually collapsing into the below stories.

It is not uncommon for homeowners to temporarily evacuate their homes as a result of storm and flood damage here in Naples. Relocating can build anxiety as we often feel that our homes are exposed to both adverse weather conditions as well as unlawful entry and looting. While standing water levels in the property cause the most immediate concern, there may also be a significant risk of water damage affecting both the exterior and interior of your home's structure. Our storm emergency team at SERVPRO is here to help guide your home back to its preloss condition.

Flood damage waters are typically high in contamination levels as they can pick up all sorts of debris and pathogens before entering the home. Rising water levels in the neighborhood can result in staining of the outer walls of your property. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can apply hand-held or machine led pressure pumps to clean the exterior of your home from staining or discoloration. When arriving on-site, our technicians can also perform vital security tasks like emergency board-ups to prevent unlawful entry during the days or weeks of restoration.

Often, interior walls may become marked by standing water levels long after pumping out the contaminated water. These signs of degradation are also harmful to the home environment and may contain bacteria or viruses. SERVPRO technicians can demolish contaminated drywall up to two feet above the standing water level and remove it entirely from the property. By replacing the porous, contaminated materials with clean drywall, we can ensure that there are no lasting health concerns in the home after a storm or flood.

Our rapid response services are available to the community in weather-related emergencies. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

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The Most Important Elements of Water Damage Remediation in Naples

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

pipe leak underneath sink Contact our experienced SERVPRO team when you have leaks due to plumbing. We make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Mitigation In Naples Can Require The Use Of Different Chemicals

Plumbing failures are one of the most common types of insurance claims that take place in the Naples region. Pipes can burst unexpectedly, and before you know it your home is the victim of excessive water damage. The issues created by excessive moisture can vary based on the source of the leak. If the source is freshwater, then different procedures get taken if the source is a sewage pipe that contains "black water."

If the source is "grey" or "black" water, steps to decontaminate items could have to be taken. During water damage mitigation in Naples, our SERVPRO technicians can use a variety of chemicals to help kill any harmful bacteria, parasites, or fungal spores. Chemicals often get used in the restoration industry to help prevent mold growth and to decontaminate any of your building materials or contents that got negatively affected by harmful microorganisms.

In the restoration industry, four main types of chemicals are used when dealing with moisture-related issues. One thing that sets our SERVPRO team apart from other professional mitigation contractors is that we have a vast knowledge of the different chemical types, and we know their advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Phenolics

These aromatic alcohol-based solutions are usually water-based and can work as disinfectants and antiseptics. Their advantages include the fact that they are inexpensive and are effective against a wide variety of bacteria and fungi. However, one setback is that these products have a strong odor.

  1. Quaternary Compounds

Quats disinfect and sanitize by rupturing the cell walls of microorganisms. Quaternary compounds are also relatively cheap and can work against several types of harmful bacteria and fungi. One disadvantage of using these types of products is that they are inactivated by organic matter.

  1. Gluteraldehydes

Gluteraldehydes are sanitizing agents that work well as bactericides and sporicides. These products are non-corrosive and less affected by organic matter. These types of chemicals, though they are expensive and toxic in large amounts.

  1. Chlorine

Bleach products have a germicidal action and can be used to fight viruses, bacteria, fungi, molds, and mildew. Chlorine's advantages include the fact that it can remove stains and has a low toxicity level. However, the chemical has a strong odor, and it can remove dyes.

If you ever suffer from a plumbing failure, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700. We are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Are The Right Choice For Your Naples Water Damage Restoration

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Technician with a machine in his backpack pushing a cleaning device on the hardwood floor We restored this property to pre-damage condition using state-of-the-art water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment.

Water Damage Naples – Burst Plumbing Pipes

As our homes age, the materials gradually deteriorate and need repair or upgrading. The plumbing for faucets, appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters also degrade over time. A burst pipe can cause hundreds of gallons of water to spread all over your home until it is finally detected.

SERVPRO provides water damage mitigation and restoration services in Naples and surrounding areas. Our technicians can assist with the initial damage as well as help with the reconstruction of your home after a significant water leak event.

Rusty Connections and Cracked Hoses

Older plumbing connections corrode over time, and rubber hoses connecting appliances become brittle and crack as these pipes age. When these pipes burst unexpectedly, water can spread everywhere, damaging flooring materials, items lying on the floor, and also wicking up walls into the drywall.

Water may also penetrate the subfloor and leak through the floor into the ceiling of the rooms below. Ceiling tiles can become soaked with water and come crashing down on unsuspecting occupants. SERVPRO has helped consumers in the area with water leaks, mitigation, and reconstruction.

SERVPRO has a variety of equipment at its disposal. For example, high capacity truck-mounted pumps, submersible pumps, mounted water extraction equipment, and vacuum wands to remove water damage and moisture from difficult to reach areas.

We utilize your home AC system, SERVPRO dehumidifiers, and air movers to reduce the humidity levels in your home to normal levels. Dry air absorbs moisture remaining in flooring and walls, which is then dehumidified. Severe damage may require the removal of flooring, subfloor, and ceiling materials due to water damage or staining from adjacent elements.

We are a licensed Commercial Contractor, License #: CBC1261730, and also hold a Mold Remediation Contractor License #: MRSR2994. Not only can SERVPRO assist with the initial water damage mitigation. We can also help rebuild damaged areas that require replacement or repair.

Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Old Marco Station, Wagon Wheel, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Tips For Mold Damage Repair In Naples

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall Safe removal, disposal, and containment of microbial growth are essential to avoid re-occurring property damages.

Forgot to Install a Vapor Barrier in your Naples Home? Use these Tips for Mold Damage Repair

If your crawlspace lacks a vapor barrier, there is a chance that wet weather could cause mold growth. During the winter period, increases in rainfall can result in pooling beneath your home. When the water evaporates, it can increase humidity levels or form damp spots, which are a prime reason for uncontrolled microbial growth. A house with a porous, wooden subfloor can then develop a severe infestation, which may manifest as unpleasant odors or dry rot.

Conducting mold damage repair in your Naples home is a big job. Containing the issue at the source should be an essential part of your remediation prep work. Mold reproduces by releasing microscopic spores into an indoor environment. These spores can be unhealthy in high numbers but also contribute to the more noticeable effects of malodor.

Setting up a containment area, a clean room, and equipment to prevent spores spreading is the first task for a SERVPRO restorer. The general principle of mold remediation is to remove and safely dispose of all contamination and infestation. Common residential building materials like insulation, sheetrock, and drywall are all porous, which is ideal for mold colonies. When disposing of articles with the outbreak, use double-sealed polyethylene bags to prevent spores from escaping when you are transporting them through the building.

Porous materials are often inexpensive to replace. However, natural materials in your home's construction may also be susceptible to infestation. Wood remediation may require invasive procedures to remove the contaminated area altogether. Sandpaper can help to remove several layers from woods, leaving a clean, smooth surface that a SERVPRO technician can refinish using an anti-microbial primer. To ensure that mold problems do not keep returning, you may want to filter any spores from the air using an air-scrubbing device.

Safe removal, disposal, and containment of microbial growth are essential to avoid re-occurring property damages. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

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