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

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

What Types of Fire Damage Restoration Services Are Available in Naples?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Fire SERVPRO has helped many homeowners recover from the effects of fire damage and our highly experienced crews stand ready to respond 24/7.

Naples Fire Damage Restoration Companies Perform Various Kinds of Work. 

When your home suffers fire and smoke damage, you are likely going to require multiple house fire clean up, smoke remediation, and fire damage restoration services. Therefore, it is crucial to find a company capable of performing all the work you need. 

SERVPRO, a Naples fire damage restoration company, is unique in that it can often complete most remediation work fire damaged homes require. Some of the fire and smoke-related issues our trained professionals are skilled at handling are:

  • Foul persistent odors that make residences unlivable
  • Harmful airborne particles that may produce health effects 
  • Residue coated surfaces that could result in lasting damage
  • Charred or destroyed structural elements
  • Severely fire and smoke-damaged household contents
  • Destroyed rooms and other areas

After completing our work, your home has usually been returned to its pre-fire condition. Often, homeowners cannot even tell a fire had even taken place.

With all that said, if you ever need fire damage restoration services for your Naples residence, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

What’s the Best Commercial Water Removal Service in Naples?

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Is One of the Best Naples Water Removal Companies. 

Naples is a South Florida city known for, among other things, its diverse and highly-rated dining options. It has routinely appeared on popular rankings of top cities for unique restaurants and food offerings. In fact, recently, the community of just over 20,000 residents was on Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s “Best American Cities for Foodies” list. In the listing, travelers ranked Naples seventeenth in the nation, alongside big cosmopolitan cities like Boston, New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans, in terms of its restaurants’ quality and diversity of offerings. However, while highly praised and successful, local restaurants do face serious threats. Like establishments everywhere else, they are often at risk of leak-related water damage.

Naples’ Amazing Food Options

The abundance, sophistication, and quality of Naples’ dining establishments are astounding, given the community’s small size. There is a remarkable and varied array of meals from around the world to be had in this little city on Florida’s sleepy southwest coast. Some of the more notable restaurants to be found here are:

  • The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, which specializes in exquisite steak, seafood, and vegetarian dishes
  • Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, a restaurant serving exotic Iranian cuisine
  • The French Brasserie Rustique, where you can enjoy gourmet French folk food
  • Inca’s Kitchen, which serves fine Peruvian fare like the steak dish Lomo Panca Imperial
  • Osteria Tulia, an establishment with rustic charm that serves sophisticated Italian meals
  • Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House, a restaurant specializing in unique high-end surf & turf entrees

Common Sources of Water Damage for Local Restaurants

As noted earlier, operating a successful restaurant comes with its risks. One of these is the ever-present possibility of a business threatening water event. More often than not, when such an event occurs, it is the result of a leak coming from a malfunctioning appliance. The most common leaky appliance scenarios are:

  • A washing machine with a ruptured connecting pipe, worn-out hose, or loose fitting
  • Supply or drain line issues in an old dishwasher
  • Ruptured or damaged water supply line in a refrigerator
  • A water heater issue related to a corroded tank, burst pipe, or loose fitting
  • Improperly activated or defective fire extinguishing appliances

Any one of these scenarios could close a restaurant for some time and cost it considerably.

So, call SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 whenever you need prompt, commercial-grade water removal services.

What Can I Do to Facilitate Potential Water Removal Efforts at My Naples Business?

As a responsible Naples business owner, there are a few things you can do to aid potential water clean up and water damage remediation efforts at your restaurant. These measures, among other things, include:

  • Always having professionals handle your appliances’ water connections and maintenance needs
  • Turning off your restaurant’s water main to stop the flow of water
  • Disconnecting malfunctioning appliances from power sources
  • Quickly drying off impacted areas not requiring professional services
  • Relocating easily movable contents away from standing water to limit needed water damage repairs

With all this in mind, remember, when you need water removal help, call SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

The Aftermath of a Flood in Naples

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

standing water on floor, carpeting and padding removed to dry Sometimes removing the flooring is necessary for drying. Call SERVPRO for effective remediation.

SERVPRO Tackles Flood Damage in Naples and Surrounding Areas

Living in Southwest Florida means flooding comes as no surprise. However, you may require professional assistance to clean up after a flood properly. A critical aspect of flood cleanup is understanding when to dispose of contaminated materials and cleaning the appropriate solution.

Dealing with flood damage in your Naples home means you have to determine what is salvageable and what is not. It is essential to understand that floodwater is contaminated because it crosses over the ground and can pick up bacteria and other harmful microbes.

The following items often require full or partial replacement after being in floodwater for an extended period:

  • Drywall: flood cuts at the 24 or 48-inch mark along the wall for easier installation.
  • Carpet: Although the carpet can sometimes dry, generally, technicians need to rip it out.

In contrast, technicians can often dry, clean, and restore water damaged hardwood and other types of non-carpet flooring along. Likewise, most of your home's contents and your personal belongings are likely salvageable.

For 24/7 assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Dealing with Water Leaks in Marco Island

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

water spewing from leak in pipe It doesn't take a large leak to cause damage. SERVPRO is trained and ready to restore you home.

SERVPRO Conducts Water Cleanup for Marco Island Homes

Cleanup after water leaks in Florida presents unique challenges due to the inherently humid climate. However, the professionals at SERVPRO adapt and adjust to the unique conditions to mitigate secondary damage.

For proper water cleanup in Marco Island, our trained technicians calculate the appropriate amount of equipment required per square foot of the impacted area in your home. It is imperative to use just the right combination and amount of equipment for the best results. Technicians use various formulas to determine the correct equipment use.

During water restoration, technicians calculate:

  • Gallons of water that require extraction through submersible pumps. Technicians calculate this by figuring out the water's cubic feet and then multiplying it by 7.48 to determine total gallons.
  • Air movers also use square footage to determine the appropriate number.
  • Dehumidifier calculations take the capacity of the dehumidifier and the nature of the drying environment into account.

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Looking for Ways to Deodorize After a Fire in Naples?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on wall and ceiling Soot damage, even from a small fire, can be extensive. SERVPRO is always ready to restore your home!

SERVPRO Works to Restore Homes After Fire Damage

Naples often has the reputation of a prime retirement city in Florida and is indeed a major retirement destination.  However, it is also a city with a rich and abundant history dating back to before Florida's discovery by Ponce de Leon in 1513. The Calusa tribe lived in the region before Ponce de Leon arrived until war and the Europeans' diseases destroyed them within 40 years. Later on, in the 1700s, the ancestors of Seminoles resided in the region. Seminoles were comprised of the Creek tribes and escaped slaves and refugees.

It wasn't until the late 1800s when General John Williams from Louisville, KY, heard about the region and decided to buy land and develop a city. In 1885, General Williams and his business partner Walter Haldeman chartered a boat and sailed to Naples, where they found a beautiful beach stretch. They stayed, built homes, and developed the area into a town; officially in 1886, establishing a town named Naples. In 1889, the business partners opened the Naples Hotel in the center of town. Rose Cleveland, sister of President Cleaveland, was the first official guest of the hotel.

For the next 50 years, Naples remained a small town until Collier County's creation in 1923 by the wealthy Barron Gift Collier. At that point, it developed into the larger and more prosperous city that we see today.

Popular activities in Naples and the surrounding areas include:

  • Outdoor exploration: Naples is close to the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, various beaches, estuaries, and swamp areas containing diverse wildlife ranging from alligators to sea birds to dolphins.
  • Visiting the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Home to one of the best bird-watching sites in America.
  • Golf: The average temperature of 75 degrees year-round makes enjoying one of the 80 golf courses found in Naples very enjoyable.
  • Going to see the smallest post office in the USA: found just outside of Naples, the Ochopee Post Office.

Dealing with Lingering Odors After a Fire

SERVPRO conducts fire damage restoration in Naples and the surrounding areas. Although Naples has a warm climate, house fires, typically originating in the kitchen, are still quite common. Kitchen fires quite often create a tough to remove residue and long-lasting odor. The trained professionals at SERVPRO use various techniques, equipment, and cleaning products to rid your home of lingering smoke odors.

Technicians may use some of the following cleaners to neutralize or remove odors:

  • Oxidizing cleaners such as StainZap. Oxygen-based cleaners break down odor-causing molecules and remove organic stains.
  • Counteracts beads that combine with odors to destroy the odor-causing bacteria.
  • Humectants combine with airborne particles to create precipitation onto surfaces which can then be wiped away.
  • Masking agents such as air fresheners.
  • Enzyme Digesters that break down organic molecules to remove odors.

If you are looking for professional assistance after a fire in Naples or the surrounding areas, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

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

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Recommends Thorough Commercial Mold Remediation in Marco Island Properties

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

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

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

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

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

Can Carpets Get Restored After Flood Damage in Naples Homes?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

Two people standing in green rain boots on wet carpet. Flood damage to your properties carpet can be saved, call SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO Restores Naples Homes With Flood Damage

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

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

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

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

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