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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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Our Experts Bring Industry Leading Equipment With Them To Your Naple's Water Damage Disaster

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

A floor mat drying system removing moisture in the floor of this home Our technicians employed a floor mat drying system to remove the moisture that had been trapped between the wood planks in this home.

Removing Floodwater from Naples Crawlspaces with Electric Pumps

Pumps create a fast and continuous removal of standing water in Naples homes, but choosing the right unit is not always straightforward. In most cases, our SERVPRO professionals can benefit from the use of electric submersible pumps. Other options are ideal when there are more considerable distances to push water out, several feet of standing water, or where solids might be present in the water getting extracted.

Any of these possibilities could exist with flood damage in Naples homes. High-pressure pump options can help when lower levels like parking garages must get pumped out. However, for a household, portable electric pumps present the capabilities of removing 3000 gallons of floodwater over an hour on average. For higher horsepower units, these 50 gallons per minute could increase. Because of the need to get as much of the water up as we can from the time we are first alerted to a disaster, we can position multiple extractors where necessary. ‘

Electric pumps are ideal for limited power supplies or where electric service has gotten severed following widespread community flooding. Not only can these units operate continuously at a manageable power consumption, but they also require limited use of portable or trailered generators. This solution can be more beneficial than operating gas-powered trash pumps inside the residence, where exhaust becomes an additional obstacle to overcome.

Our SERVPRO professionals also utilize electric pumps for the longer discharge hose and steady primed draw of water that they provide to flood damaged residences. We can use the lead hose to reach bathtubs, sinks, floor drains, and even the sewer system cleanout. Once the water levels get below a 2-inch depth, we can shift to the use of wet vacuums with carpet wands.

Flooding can be a challenging situation, even when you reach out to our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team right away. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we have the experience and industry-leading equipment to help however you need. Give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.

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You Can Trust Our Team To Get You Up And Running Again In Naples

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our vans outside a commercial building to start restoration We used state-of-the-art mold remediation equipment to restore this commercial property. We respond 24/7 to prevent further damage.

The Ways We Can Remove Mold Colonies in a Naples Clinic

The development of mold colonization in your Naples clinic can be an alarming discovery for many reasons. Not only can this organism spread quickly throughout the facility and threaten many areas, but mold is also a potential health hazard to those exposed. With the patients coming into the clinic throughout the day with various ailments, an added risk of mold exposure can amplify the severity of certain chronic conditions. 

Addressing the presence of colonization and your need for mold removal in a Naples medical facility begins with proper containment procedures. The less we can permit this destructive organism to move around the building, the less staff, patients, and regions of the clinic that can become harmed by exposure. Physical barriers are still the premier choice in these scenarios, however, the deployment of secondary measures like air scrubbers and negative air machines can help prevent the circulation of spores. 

The removal of this active presence is not an insurmountable feat like clearing all mold spores from a building might be, and our SERVPRO team has unique and extensive training into remediation strategies that can gain control of these situations quickly. Among the first steps that we might take when light colonization exists is the application of antimicrobial agents to affected surfaces and structural elements. This approach can eliminate spores on contact and make a surface uninhabitable for future colonization while our professionals work on drying up the area. This approach would also be helpful on wooden furniture and fabrics in the waiting area.

Also, our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can use abrasive cleaning techniques like media blasting and sanding to remove surface colonization and help to reduce the pungent odor that accompanies colony development. These techniques happen within a physically contained remediation zone to reduce the exposure of your patients or staff to our mold damage cleaning. 

In worse cases, the only suitable solution is the calculated removal of the affected construction material or personal belonging. We have a team of licensed (#MRSR2994) contractors that can remove deteriorating drywall and other affected surfaces to remove active colonization, more effectively dry the damaged areas, and get your clinic back to business as usual. 

Mold damage does not have to be a dire circumstance when you trust our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team to help. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

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Choosing SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation in Naples

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

A woman sitting down in a bar chair, with a flooded kitchen. SERVPRO will transform your Napels water damage in a heartbeat.

Naples let SERVPRO take over your water damage.

While Florida homeowners know the risk that water damage can post their homes, storms are not the only issue that they need to be prepared for. A water pipe with 1/8" crack, for example, can release 250 gallons of water per day. This can create environments that allow mold and bacteria to thrive while affecting the structural integrity of drywall, wood, carpeting, and other materials in your home.

If your Naples home has suffered water damage, certified SERVPRO technicians can be at your home within hours of your call to mitigate issues and restore your home and possessions to a preloss condition. If your home requires mold remediation after water damage has occurred, your local SERVPRO is certified to take on the job (license #MRSR2994). No matter how big or small the job may be, this crew is dedicated to making your home safe and comfortable once more.

Educating the Community

Not only do SERVPRO technicians and franchise owners receive extensive education in disaster mitigation, but this firm also offers courses and seminars for insurance agents and adjusters, franchise staff, and real estate professionals.

Courses available include:

  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Fire and Water Damage Restoration courses
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • A non-credit seminar on Mitigation Awareness Response

Your local SERVPRO team also wants to help the community that its members live in because it takes more than disaster relief to help a community thrive. This team works with several associations and Chambers of Commerce to address the needs of homeowners. SERVPRO also takes part and local fundraising and charity efforts, such as those for the MS Society and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.

How SERVPRO Can Help

When SERVPRO technicians come to your home, they can get right to work on mitigating damage from a pipe leak or other water-related disasters, coordinating with property owners and insurance adjusters to formulate a plan of action. If water damage is affecting your walls, technicians can remove baseboards and drill holes in between studs to maximize ventilation for the drying process. Not only does this improve the effectiveness of drying efforts, but it also allows technicians to check on the condition of insulation, and whether it can be restored after it has been affected by water. If your fiberglass insulation is restorable, technicians can vacuum it up and dry it separately while removing moisture from wall cavities.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island  can ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." For rapid disaster cleanup, call (239) 302-5700 today.

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Humidity, Water Loss in Your Neighbor’s San Marco Island Condo? SERVPRO Can Help

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

view of two ten story condo buildings From the Ground Floor to the Penthouse, SERVPRO Handles Water Mitigation in Marco Island Condos

SERVPRO Protects Your Condo in Marco Island Even When You Are Not Here

Living close to the paradisiac water around Marco Island and loving it does not imply that you want to invite water into your condo.  One of the benefits of condo living is that general upkeep and landscaping are left to the homeowners association, freeing up your time for leisure and recreation.  However, even the best-kept communities are vulnerable to a pipe breaking and leaking in your kitchen, soaking cabinets and flooring alike.  Rather than tackle the problem on your own, make sure to call a specialized service to help you navigate the restoration of your home.?? ??

Marco Island residents needing water cleanup services are lucky to have SERVPRO technicians at their disposal. Our team holds certifications issued by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which verifies our industry knowledge in water removal and restoration.  You only need to call our 24/7 phone line and allow our Green Fleet to visit your home and commence the water extraction and drying continuum, even if you are not physically in Marco Island to manage the emergency.??

??Our SERVPRO crew knows how to plan the restoration of your condo within local environmental regulations and those set by the homeowners association.  We recognize that the restoration process is not only about being quick but also about being thorough and efficient in the use of our equipment and time.  Complications are commensurate with the amount of time water is left standing in your home, which is why upon arrival, we prepare a variety of pumps and extractors to act quickly in removing excess humidity from your condo.  Although some think that the goal is eradicating humidity, in reality, our objective is to return moisture levels to what is typical for your property.  As our team goes about achieving this, we apply the principles of hygrometry along with industry-grade measuring tools to inform us of the progress.  Proper water removal helps prevent a future in which your apartment is subject to mold or other bacteria.

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is here to help you keep water where it belongs.  Call us at (239) 302-5700 from wherever you are and let us make this a thing of the past.  Together we can leave your condo, “Like it never even happened.” ?

Tropical Storm Damage in Marco Island is no Match for SERVPRO

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment stacked outside or a SERVPRO van Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is equipped and on standby for your emergency restoration needs.

Efforts to Help Marco Island Flood Victims After Tropical Storm  

Hurricane Dorian waned considerably in strength and destructive power once it reached Florida, allowing Marco Island residents to avoid what felt like an inevitable catastrophe. Nearly a month later, Tropical Storm Nestor arrived with a surprising force, hitting much of the community with strong winds, debris, and precipitation that compromised the integrity of many structures throughout the coastal region. Before this storm ever made landfall, however, our SERVPRO professionals were ready to roll out to help.  

Part of being an experienced storm response unit is having qualified technicians ready to address situations like flood damage in Marco Island homes in real-time. The faster that professionals like ours can reach a damaged residence, the better able to protect the house and its people we are. We have trailered desiccant dehumidifiers, generators, and other large loss equipment that can help us to address multiple homes’ damages simultaneously. Tropical storms that hit like Nestor can leave many houses vulnerable to this possibility.  

Because of our ability to prepare for landfall of this widely destructive storm system, we can respond quickly to those in need as they inform us of the damage to their houses and businesses. Because this storm damaged hundreds of properties between here, in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and other coastal communities, preparing in advance ensured that property owners did not wait for the mitigation and restoration efforts they needed.  

With licensed (CBC1261730) contractors, we can help with emergency solutions for structural openings and breaches that can make restoration impossible. Tarping, board up services, drywall removal, and even temporary fencing can help to protect your property while our SERVPRO professionals get to work on mitigating your losses inside the house.  

Preparing for the possibility of events like Tropical Storm Nestor has qualified technicians standing by to begin mitigation and offer real-time emergency construction solutions. We have a full roster of certified professionals on our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team ready to help. Contact us anytime at (239) 302-5700. 

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We Are Ready To Manage Your Marco Island Flood Damage

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying and moisture removal equipment set up in a room of a home Demolition was followed up with intense drying and moisture removal using our top of the line equipment after flood damage hit this home.

Hurricane Season Is Not the Only Time Flood Damage Can Affect Homes in Marco Island

As the hurricane and tropical storm season heads into its last days, residents of Marco Island need to remain vigilant. Although flooding is always in the news and a concern for homeowners June through November, circumstances can present that permit flood waters to intrude every day of the year. Fortunately for our customers, we offer flood mitigation and remediation services year-round.

Both External and Internal Events Can Cause Flooding

Although the heavy rains and high winds seen during hurricane season can lead to flood damage in Marcos Island, less severe weather can expose your home to harm as well. If your roof’s drainage system is clogged or drain spouts are improperly attached, even routine rain showers can force water into your home, causing flooding. Roots growing inside your sewer line or a major break in a municipal water main or waste line can send significantly contaminated water into your home.

We Handle Flood Damage Stemming from Any Cause

Regardless of the reason behind the flood damage, SERVPRO has trained technicians and commercial-grade equipment ready 24/7 to remove water and complete structural drying. We are familiar with the challenges of contaminated water, an issue in nearly every flooding scenario. You do not need to fret concerning pathogens found in flood water on our watch. We contain and then properly dispose of the dirty water following local hazardous waste regulations. Surfaces and areas that came in contact with the flood water receive antimicrobial treatment with EPA-registered products to ensure no dangerous residual viruses, bacteria, fungi, or other microbes remain active.

Airborne Contaminants During Flooding

The focus during flood damage scenarios is understandably on the water and its need for removal. As the waters stir during pumping and extracting, contaminants can become airborne.
SERVPRO crews combat this complication by employing negative pressure air scrubbing technology. Strong suction pulls the contaminated air through HEPA filters, trapping the tiny particles and venting the air to the outside. It is particularly important to reduce the airborne presence of microbial agents before and during structural drying. The powerful air movers used during drying otherwise could significantly disperse contaminants.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to help you manage flood damage from any source year-round. Call us at (239) 302-5700 to schedule an assessment and begin the flood damage mitigation and remediation.

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Our Professionals Discuss Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning In Naples

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Game room with toys for children. If a pipe ever breaks inside your daycare facility in Naples, the moisture can spread throughout your building.

Commercial Water Damage Experts From Naples Describe Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning

If a pipe ever breaks inside your daycare facility in Naples, the moisture can spread throughout your building. Wet carpets often account for a major portion of any commercial water damage claim. When carpets get saturated, they can become delaminated and have to be replaced. Slightly damp carpeting materials can attract dirt, bacteria, and they can be a source for mildew-like aromas. When starting any moisture-related restoration project, our SERVPRO technicians extract carpets first.

Our primary goal when mitigating commercial water damage in your Naples daycare building is to dry out all of your building materials, including your carpets as quickly as possible. We start with extraction; then, we move to the applied structural drying or ASD phase. During ASD, your carpets can be floated by putting an air mover so that it pumps air underneath the carpet and dries out your flooring materials and subfloor.

After all of the moisture gets removed and your carpets are dry, there could still be issues that need to be addressed. Your carpets could be soiled from dust attaching to the wet fibers. The water also could have caused staining. Since our SERVPRO technician's goal is to always return your place of business to its preloss state, we often conduct carpet cleaning as a part of the final cleaning phase.

Since you are in the business of taking care of children, we know that your facility needs to have clean floors. Since you have kids' toys placed on your carpets and children running and crawling around on the floor, we know that your floors need to look clean and be sanitary. When dealing with light to medium soils, we often use hot water extraction to clean your floors.

When cleaning with this particular method, we utilize a portable or truck-mounted extractor. The extractor sprays heated water-based detergents and vacuums up the excess moisture at the same time. The operator also moves the carpet cleaning wand in a "V" motion to create agitation that helps remove dirt and stains.

Having clean carpets for your customers' children is vital when running a healthy daycare facility. In the event of a plumbing failure, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700. Once we are finished, your place of business will look exactly as it did before the leak, “Like it never even happened.”

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At Last, The Secret to Dealing with Lingering Odors After Fire Damage in Marco Island Is Revealed

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged home office Finding that a fire has engulfed your home office can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Odor Elimination Protocol after Fire Damage to Your Marco Island Home

Fire is the type of disaster that keeps on giving. Marco Island homeowners can face challenges days, weeks, and months after the blaze extinguishes. Persistent odors can linger, impairing air quality and providing an unwanted reminder of the crisis endured for you and your loved ones. We offer innovative, up to date odor control and elimination strategies, employing a step-by-step protocol and professional-grade equipment.

Remove Debris to Eliminate the Odor Source

Fire damage leaves your Marco Island home littered with debris, including charred contents and building materials. It is much more efficient to remove and properly dispose of the burned and malodorous items than to deodorize. Our crew members search out, bag, and discard of every charred and fire residue-coated article as a matter of course. Airborne residues can be encouraged to vacate interior spaces through the use of ventilation equipment. Fans and air scrubbers, equipped with HEPA filters, accelerate this process, exhausting the malodors along with the smoke and soot.

Deep-Clean Surfaces

During fire damage cleanup, the SERVPRO team moves from collecting debris to attacking and clearing away residues as an odor-eliminating strategy. The smoke created by the combustion of building materials and contents contains microscopic solids, deposited on surfaces in your home as soot. Each tiny particle can carry malodors, and the smoke and soot move on the super-heated air currents throughout all spaces in your home. Thorough cleaning of fire residues with appropriate products and tools is an effective strategy to reduce the post-fire stench significantly.

Recreate Odor-Causing Conditions

If odors continue to be noticeable even after debris and residue cleanup, combusting deodorizing substances in a thermal fogger is another SERVPRO strategy. The fogger disperses petroleum or solvent-based deodorant particles, reduced to approximate the size of odor-bearing soot solids in the odiferous spaces. Instead of covering up or masking the smells, the deodorant particles pair with the soot residues, neutralizing the malodors through chemical modification.

Seal Surfaces

In some cases, the smell infests porous structural components that cannot be cleaned thoroughly. If removal and replacement are too expensive or impractical, sealing the surface to prevent vaporization of the smell is an alternative. Difficult to reach expanses such as HVAC ductwork are also candidates for sealing. Painting or the spray application of a sealant are typical ways to limit continual odor emissions. 

Employ Cutting-Edge Technology

SERVPRO invests in advanced technology to help manage difficult odor issues. Ozone generators create free radicals that oxidize the odiferous particles, rendering them odorless. Photocatalytic oxidizers use ultraviolet light to produce hydroxyl radicals that deodorize by breaking down smelly residues into non-odorous carbon dioxide and water.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island offers many solutions to persistent odors that trace back to fire damage. Call (239) 302-5700 to set up a deodorization evaluation.

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