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How do Business Owners in Marco Island Recover From Water Intrusion?

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle Our water damage technicians have the equipment and experience to restore your business to pre-damage condition.

SERVPRO is a Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services that Can Help Return your Business to a Pre-loss Condition

Unforeseen events can affect your ability to run a business properly. Problems with the premises, either internal or external, can force temporary closures and impact your bottom line. A common problem for business owners is water intrusion. Water intrusion can occur from internal issues such as a plumbing fault or result from a period of adverse weather conditions such as heavy rainfall. The crucial factor in dealing with unforeseen events affecting your business is to enlist the help of a certified restoration firm. SERVPRO is a local company that can help your business with:

  • Water intrusion
  • Water cleanup
  • Leaks and burst pipes

When confronting a commercial water damage situation at your Marco Island business, it is vital to use a service you can trust. Expert restoration firms use technicians with accredited qualifications. At SERVPRO, we have technicians with a range of skill sets, including Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Restoration (WRT). These qualifications are awarded from a national body, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC). Holding qualifications from a nationally recognized institute ensures that technicians act in a legal, responsible, and focused manner. This experience helps to ensure that your business recovers quickly from a water emergency and minimizes risk to employees or customers. Our qualifications allow us to use:

  • Advanced structural drying equipment such as injectidry systems or adapted rapid air movers
  • We can deploy a qualified workforce to ensure that water spillages are dried and cleaned as quickly as possible.
  • Expert contents-care using mechanical Esporta washing machines or advanced dry cleaning methods for furniture, textiles, and upholstery. 

When unforeseen events affect your business, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for commercial water damage restoration at (239) 302-5700.

SERVPRO Removes Odors During Fire Damage Restoration in Marco Island

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

We Have the Training and Tools to Remove Odors After Fire Damage

The most efficient method of removing odors from a burnt property is the simplest, cleaning. Cleaning debris and washing smoke residues from walls help remove the odor-causing particles and, therefore, the odor itself. Sometimes smoke residues are difficult to discern with the naked eye, making it necessary to use a white balancer to compare unaffected walls with those exposed to smoke. The most effective means of achieving this is to begin at the source of the fire and work your way outwards. When the white balancer matches the color of the wall, it is safe to say that there is no smoke or odor-causing residues. A professional service like SERVPRO can help residents to:

  • Remove fire odor
  • Professionally clean the property
  • Remove smoke residues 

Approaching a professional fire restoration service in Marco Island is as easy as picking up the phone. While waiting for a restoration team to arrive on-site, it can be useful to open the windows and allow as much ventilation into the property as possible. This process allows many of the airborne odor particles to be replaced by cleaner outdoor air. It can also be prudent to perform light vacuuming of floors, surfaces, and walls. Some smoke residues do not bond with the surface and are easy to dislodge using a simple household vacuum. At SERVPRO, we advise against tackling smoke residues with household cleaning products or water. Certain smoke variants respond adversely to water or cleaning products, resulting in soot bonding with the surface or spreading out further, as is the case with greasy or oil-based soot. 

  • Matching the smoke composition, oil or water, with a similar solvent is vital to dissolving and cleaning smoke residues from walls.
  • Our trucks carry a full range of cleaning products that can be effective against all types of smoke residue.
  • Advanced cleaning equipment such as rotary or jet washing equipment can be mobilized for stubborn smoke residues. 

We are experts at tackling smoke and fire odors in residential properties. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for fire restoration at (239) 302-5700.

Complete Mold Damage Remediation in Naples

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

"Got Mold? Call SERVPRO" SERVPRO will get to the root of your mold problem and work to eliminate and prevent further growth. Call us today for assistance.

Contact SERVPRO for Remediation in Your Business

Business properties can be susceptible to musty odors and damp spots. Sometimes these issues are benign and the result of older builds. However, in many cases, these issues are the symptoms of active mold growth. Mold is a living organism that can reproduce rapidly in the right conditions. Microorganisms like mold can also release spores, the reproductive element, into the indoor air, which can cause health effects. As the property manager of a business, it is vital to enlist a professional remediator when confronting mold on site. Remediators can help you to deal with:

  • Mold removal
  • Mold identification and assessment
  • Indoor air quality issues

It can be useful to bring in an indoor environmental specialist (IEQ) as part of your Naples business's commercial mold remediation team. IEQs use manometers to measure pollution in an indoor environment. Utilizing this equipment, they can monitor the effectiveness of remediation and confirm when an area is safe to work in or open for customers. SERVPRO is happy to work alongside an IEQ on site but can also provide value by removing physical barriers to mold infestation and providing certifiable quality remediation. Our own set of tools helps us identify and monitor problem areas at your business, which, in turn, helps return the premises to its preloss condition. 

  • Thermal hygrometers measure humidity levels in a property which can be central to the mold growth problem. 
  • Using air circulation equipment or dehumidification, we can reduce the indoor humidity to a level that prevents mold from reproducing at a normal rate. 
  • Our team is experts at safely removing and installing parts of the building assembly as well as performing HVAC cleaning and inspections. 

If mold affects your business, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for mold remediation at (239) 302-5700.

Some Tips For Flood Damage Remediation in Naples After a Storm

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded neighborhood with water up to the houses lawns Flooding can literally overtake your home after a storm. Tackle the situation with a quick call to SERVPRO. We will assess and remediate the damage.

Restoring Flooded Carpets in Your Naples Home

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

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

Storm Flood Emergency

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

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

There are many areas of your home that require immediate attention when flooding has occurred, and your carpets are one of them. You can count on the fast response of our 

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team to dry and clean up the mess. Give us a call anytime you need us at (239) 302-5700.

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

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

a house with smoke billowing from the windows an a fire raging within Fire and smoke residues need to be dealt with by a professional. Contact our team right after the fire fighters leave for best results.

Stains and Odors Accompany Fire & Smoke Incidents--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Not all smoke and soot residue after fire damage to your home is the same. The success of a restoration process depends on the type of residue. While some types of residue are easier to clean, others can be notoriously difficult to eliminate.

SERVPRO technicians can employ different methods to tackle a different type of smoke residue after a fire incident to your Naples home. The type of smoke and soot residue affects the time required for the restoration.

Dry and Wet Smoke Residue

Almost all fires produce both wet and dry smoke residue in varying proportions. As both of these residues differ in the damage that they can potentially cause, they require different methods of elimination.

Fast burning and fires that have an ample supply of oxygen produce predominantly dry smoke. On the other hand, fires that burn slowly and are deprived of oxygen produce a predominantly wet smoke residue.

Dry residue is easier to clean, and SERVPRO IICRC-certified professionals can restore more material in such cases. Cleaning such residues requires less aggressive procedures and causes lesser secondary damage. That said, the dry residue is generated by hotter fires, which can cause more damage compared to the colder fires.

The wet smoke residue, on the other hand, is predominantly generated when the fire burns slowly and is more difficult to clean. Wet smoke contains a higher proportion of solvent and other liquid components. As fires generating wet smoke burn slower, they have ample time to reach between crevices and enclosed areas. It can be quite challenging to clean the wet smoke residue even if the damage due to the actual fire is minimal. Extreme measures such as stripping and refinishing may be required to clean such residue.

Protein Residue

Protein residue is a common feature of fires that originate in the kitchens and involve burning poultry, meat, or fish. These organic materials produce smoke that is rich in protein residue and has a yellow or amber color. Such smoke can cause discoloration of walls and other exposed surfaces. Another problem with protein residue is the odor, which can linger on for days after the incidence and often requires deodorization. Thermal fogging can follow the path of the odor airborne smoke odors and chemically alter them. This challenge is handled by SERVPRO FST technicians by also setting up ozone machines when the property is vacant of people, pets, and plants, and when not, hydroxyl generators.

Call SERVPRO of Naples/ Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 today to schedule an appointment for Naples Manor and Marco Island.

Repairing a Naples Home After Flood Damage Should not be Overwhelming

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with items floating everywhere When flooding happens, contact our SERVPRO team. We are standing by 24/7 with trained technicians and equipment to tackle the flood damage for you.

Water Damage Repairs Become Manageable with the Aid of a Professional Water Restoration Team

Life in Naples can be idyllic with its beautiful beaches, friendly community, and active lifestyle. 

A popular destination for retirees and snowbirds, keeping a home in southwest Florida is an excellent option for people of all ages. However, the region is not devoid of the effects of nature, particularly as the rainy season descends upon the Gulf Coast.

When rain causes flood damage to a Naples home, life does not have to become complicated. A call to SERVPRO and its around-the-clock staff can kick the assessment of water damage and water damage repairs into high gear. As our certified team of experts arrives at your home, you can rest assured that our goal is to focus on water clean-up while mitigating the losses caused by rising water levels and torrential downpours.

Many of our clients wonder if the flood damage is the same as water removal services, and our SERVPRO staff can answer the question thoroughly. Water extraction is a pivotal step in achieving flood damage restoration, but our work goes well beyond removing water from your home. To successfully restore your home, we focus on the following-

  • Sorting through the remnants of the incident and discarding items beyond restoration. This may include upholstered furniture that soaks debris and bacteria natural to stormwater and even carpeting beyond repair. 
  • We can also remove some items from the home to protect and store them until clean-up is complete.
  • Extracting water from the premises with pumps, extractors, and the help of dehumidifiers and air movers. 

Our objective is to restore humidity levels as recommended by industry experts and consistent with the nature of each surface and environmental factors. Disinfecting your home with antimicrobial solutions and deodorizing agents to counteract mold and odor molecules lingering in the house.

Storms and hurricanes are a fact of life in Naples, and SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is here to help. Call us at (239) 302-5700 as soon as the incident occurs and let our teamwork until your home feels “Like it never even happened.”

A Few Tips To Help Prevent Mold Damage In Your Naples Home

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

Mold If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance and preventative measures.

SERVPRO Says Control Humidity and Temperature to Help Reduce the Chance of Needing Mold Remediation

If you have never experienced bathroom mold, you may be fortunate, or perhaps you simply are not looking in the right places. If you let it get out of control, it can cause significant damage, while if caught early enough, there is a simple fix. 

Taking a shower or a bath creates enough steam for your entire bathroom to remain damp for a short period. Leaving behind moisture that creates the perfect environment for mold damage to develop in your Naples home. 

At SERVPRO, we often find that lingering moisture, leaky fixtures, wet cellulose materials, combined with poor ventilation, provide mold with the food source that it needs to flourish. If you can see it or smell it, the problem is likely already more significant than you know. 

SERVPRO technicians deal with situations all of the time where bathroom mold symptoms are not always obvious. It could be hiding just out of sight, under your sink, inside the cracks and crevices of your bathroom fixtures. Mold can even develop in your basement or crawl spaces and attic, both above and below your bathroom. 

How Do You Prevent Mold Damage? 

Start by using the proper ventilation in areas of your home that have constant moisture sources or appliances that develop steam during use. There is more than just your bathroom to worry about; mold damage can happen just about anywhere. 

Cooking in your kitchen develops steam, which is usually handled by oven vents if you take the time to use them. Likewise, running your dishwasher, clothes dryer, shower, or tub all requires ventilation. This ventilation should be left on for at least 30 minutes after you finish using them. 

If you do not have the proper ventilation, have it installed. The goal is to maintain a household (RH) relative humidity level of 50% or less. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers can help you achieve and maintain a constant level in your home. 

When deciding on the type of shower curtain to purchase, look for one labeled as mildew-resistant and wash or even replace it frequently. At the same time, you should also take the time to clean your bathroom mats often; once a week would not hurt. 

Taking all of these precautions may not entirely prevent problems from developing. When things get out of hand, call in a professional from SERVPRO. We can help you discover the source of moisture creating your problem, fix it while also removing and drying any standing water, even those small pockets found hidden in your walls. 

Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists today. (239) 302-5700

Taking Precautions to Prevent Water Damage in Naples

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician and equipment When water takes over your home, call in our IICRC certified technicians for water removal services.

Prevent Water Damage by Taking the Following Precautions

When you consider water damaging your home, you might think about torrential rain, a hurricane, or other natural catastrophes. The reality, unfortunately, is that damage can be caused by household appliances failing. These events can be just as destructive as a significant weather event. 

Water damage accounts for billions of dollars in damages each year for renters and homeowners. It is also responsible for around twenty-five percent of property insurance claims, and data has suggested that water is ten times more likely than fire to damage your Naples home. SERVPRO, a professional water damage restoration company, can help you in the event of a water damage emergency in your home. 

Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

There are steps you can take to help prevent water damage and protect your Naples home. It is good to understand some common causes of water damage. These include leaky air conditioning condensation drains, baseboard heating, water heater, plumbing, and washing machine hose failures. These appliances don’t always give you warning signs until the damage has happened already. Therefore, you need to check them regularly. Below are steps to help you do just that. 

First, know where the water main is in case of an emergency. If you are away from home for a time, shut off the water supply and drain all pipes. If your home has an aging steam heating system, speak with your heating professional to figure out if turning off the water supply is safe. If a fire sprinkler system protects your home, don’t turn the water off to this system. 

Have your air conditioning system inspected by a professional regularly. Get the lines checked annually and clean them when they are clogged. Also, inspect showers, water heaters, sinks, toilets, and dishwashers annually. Get them repaired if there are signs of corrosion or leaking. Install water heaters in areas with floor drains when possible to lower damage if leaks do occur. If water damages your home, SERVPRO can come immediately to help you clean it up. 

Check caulking around bathtubs, showers, toilet and sink bases, and repair as needed. If your refrigerator has a water or ice dispenser, the hose connecting it to the fridge should be constructed of braided copper to reduce the chances of corrosion and cracking. Inspect pipes for leaks and cracks and have pipe damaged fixed right away to prevent more expensive repairs in the future. Lastly, check plumbing fittings and appliance hoses for crimping, breakage, or bending. 

Even when you are diligent in maintaining your home, water leaks and damages still happen sometimes. When this happens, get in touch with us at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island right away to assess the water damage. All you have to do is call us at any hour at (239) 302-5700, and we can have a professional technician to your home quickly so remediation can begin.

How Difficult Is Naples Kitchen Fire Restoration?

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire Kitchen fires can happen at any time. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services.

Naples Fire and Smoke Damage Clean Up Needs Expert Skills and Specialized Tools, Why SERVPRO Delivers Successful Outcomes

A kitchen blaze in Naples requires firefighting water and fire damage restorations completed by professionals who understand the challenges of protein-based soot. The fuels for most kitchen fires include grease, oils, and different foods. Residues left are very different from the soots created when other building materials or contents burn, which is why SERVPRO chooses specific interventions.

How Do Protein-Based Residues Complicate Naples Fire Restoration? 

After a kitchen fire, Naples residents struggle with soot that is incredibly difficult to remove. Unlike the looser ashes of a wood-fueled fire or the sticky coating that is the aftermath of rubber or plastic burning, overheated and burned foodstuffs create varnish-like filming composed of the dehydrated oils, meats, grains, vegetables, fruits, and more. This coating:

  • Tenaciously adheres to surfaces
  • Drifts far from the ignition site on hot air currents 
  • Appears clear and nearly colorless, thus hard to locate
  • Carries a particularly noxious malodor as the heat causes proteins and oils in the foods to become rancid

What Strategies Used by Professionals Resolve Protein-Based Soot Issues?

Intensive training in the principles and elements of cleaning provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is why SERVPRO is well-positioned to achieve fire restoration after a kitchen fire. After assessment by a seasoned project manager, technicians complete fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup employing:

  • Oil-based (solvent) cleaners to dissolve the residues
  • Abrasive tools and/or cleaning solution additives that increase the efficiency of agitation (rubbing or scrubbing) to loosen stubborn films
  • Advanced deodorization technology that uses enzymes, oxidation, or hydroxyl generation to alter the chemical composition of the odor-bearing protein-based soot particles to neutralize the stench

Training, experience, and state-of-the-art equipment and products are why SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island inspires confidence in our fire damage restoration skills. Call (239) 302-5700 to schedule an assessment today.

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.