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Some Mistakes With Marco Island Flood Damage Remediation That You Can Avoid

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some Mistakes With Marco Island Flood Damage Remediation That You Can Avoid If ever flooding affects your home, it is imperative to contact SERVPRO immediately after you and your family are safe. We arrive quickly to mitigate.

Why SERVPRO Has the Advantage Over Flood Damages in Marco Island

Through decades of operation, SERVPRO has become the most respected name nationwide for helping homeowners in communities like Marco Island overcome flood damage. Through collected experience and carefully conducted research alike, we have developed some of the most effective damage mitigation and restoration treatments in the world at a price point lower than we thought possible in past years. A few key advantages over our competitors allow us to provide the best restoration services in the area, no matter how severe the damage may be.

Thorough Training
SERVPRO technicians are held to a rigorous standard to be allowed to help homeowners deal with flood damage in Marco Island. By sending our crews to national training centers, they receive the same education in advanced restoration techniques that thousands of our franchises nationwide rely on for quality treatment and care. We also afford our crews additional opportunities to further their certifications through optional advanced courses that grant them mastery of the same restoration techniques they put to use every day in homes like yours.

Almost Unlimited Resources
In the event of a major storm or hurricane, we often see widespread flood damage across the entire community. Fielding the crews and equipment necessary to handle many individual households at once can be a logistics nightmare for other companies, but our interconnectedness with other regional franchises allows us to bolster our resources whenever we need to. Calling SERVPRO guarantees timely and quality care for your home, no matter how bad the community may be affected.

Our Guarantee
We promise to return your home to the state it was in before the disaster happened, or possibly even better. Whether that entails minor repainting and floor treatments or significant reconstruction efforts throughout the home, our crews stick with you throughout the restoration process to make sure you are completely satisfied with how your home looks.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can help control costs and reverse damages done to your home in the aftermath of a flood. Call us 24/7 at (239) 302-5700 for a fast response and professional service.

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How Our Technicians Restore Your Miles City Home After A Chimney Fire

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Technicians Restore Your Miles City Home After A Chimney Fire Even if your chimneys are clean blazes can still ignite inside of them.

Fire Damage Specialists In Miles City Talk About Problems With Chimneys

House fires can sometimes happen fast and can burn much of your Miles City home very quickly. Hundreds of thousands of homes suffered fire damage in the country each year. Out of those it is estimated that over 25,000 fires are caused by chimneys igniting. Chimney fires account for around $125 million in property damages each year. Many chimney fires ignite by excessive soot meaning that the number one cause of this type of fire damage is the failure to regularly clean fireplaces and chimneys.

However, even if your chimneys are clean blazes can still ignite inside of them. Once flames from inside a stack they get extremely hot and can cause excessive fire damage to your Miles City property. Once the inside metal gets hot the wood around the chimney can start to burn. These hot flames can then spread to other parts of your structure.

If the fire is extinguished quickly, it is possible that the damage is minimal. Sometimes the only problem present is smoke coming from the source of the fire and coating surfaces inside your house with soot residues. These soils can deteriorate finished surfaces and contaminate the air with burnt aromas. When mitigating issues associated with smoke, our SERVPRO technicians utilize a variety of techniques. Some surfaces get cleaned best with dry methods, and others need scrubbing with powerful chemicals.

In other situations, the fire spreads so fast that it burns and chars structural components before it gets put out. When this happens, our SERVPRO team must determine what items are burnt so severely that they must get removed and what items can be saved with mitigation procedures. During some projects, sections of the building's structure must be taken out and rebuilt entirely. There are also other cases where some structural components can be saved by sanding off the charred material and sealing the wood with a specialized paint.

Most mitigation projects dealing with burnt materials require a combination of both smoke removal and structural restoration. If you ever have a chimney fire at your home, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 any time of the day.

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Don't Recline on Your Miles City Water Damaged Furniture Until it is Professionally Cleaned

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Recline on Your Miles City Water Damaged Furniture Until it is Professionally Cleaned Without proper drying procedures, water can ruin furniture. SERVPRO has the expertise to help restore your water damaged furniture..

Understanding Moisture Impact on Upholstered Furniture In Miles City After Water Cleanup

Research shows that 250 gallons of water jet out of a 1/8 inch crack in your pipe. Besides a crack in your plumbing, there are other causes of water damage in your Miles City home. They include a leaky roof and a broken washing machine hose. If the problem goes unchecked in half an hour or more, soaking occurs on your carpet, rugs, furniture, and hardwood floors. When water infiltrates your home, calling water cleanup technicians can prevent further damage. In your home, we use water extraction equipment to remove the water. Afterward, we turn on the air movers and dehumidifiers to dry. However, water and moisture exposed your furniture to damage. Here is how moisture affects upholstered furniture.

Before water cleanup in your Miles City home commences, SERVPRO experts inspect your home. Even if the level of water is barely high up the furniture legs, the furniture legs can stain your rugs and carpets. In such a case, you have an added problem. Carpet cleaners use the hot water extraction method to remove stains and kill germs. When it comes to your stained carpet, it is near impossible to remove furniture stains, especially if the carpet has dried with the stain on it.

The composition of wood stain is solvent, binder, and pigment. Since the solvent is petroleum distillate, it makes it difficult to remove after your carpet is stained.

During drying, SERVPRO water cleanup technicians use air movers in your home. This equipment pumps in the hot air causing the water in your carpets and rugs to evaporate. Since your furniture is in place, the moisture can bleed the cover. If the cover sags, your carpet can be stained.

Another moisture effect on your upholstered furniture is rust. The upholstered buttons have metal backings. When exposed to moisture, the process of oxidation begins which leads to rust.

The framing joints relax when exposed to moisture because of the weakening of the glue brought about by swelling of the wood. To strengthen the joints, you need to re-apply the glue.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island responds fast to all sizes of water damage disaster. To have your home restored to the pre-damaged condition, call our 24/7 emergency line at (239) 302-5700.

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How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire And Smoke Damaged Marco Island Home

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire And Smoke Damaged Marco Island Home A fire in the property can be a terrifying and daunting experience.

We Can Handle Smoke And Fire Damage In Marco Island

A fire in the property can be a terrifying and daunting experience. Smoke, soot, and flames can cause significant damage to your house and your personal belongings. Fire residues can also ruin furniture, carpeting, and flooring inside the structure. After the fire has been put out, dirt, soot, and heavy smoke residues often remain inside the home. Moreover, flames can burn or char materials in the house, which is why contacting a professional is wise.

SERVPRO fire damage restoration services in Marco Island can restore your property when possible. Our techs have the experience and can work fast to restore your home. Industrial air scrubbers, fans, and fogging equipment can be put to use to remove lingering smoke odors quickly. Also, the team can use professional strength cleansers to clean soot and dirt from the floors, walls, and ceilings. We may also employ odor removal deodorants to eliminate offensive smoke odors from materials affected by the fire such as drapes, clothing, and carpeting. In some cases, the crew may need to use advanced deodorization equipment such as a portable ozone machine. Ozone machines employ activated oxygen to neutralize and eliminate foul smoke smells. It is essential to note that ozone is not safe for humans or pets, so if we utilize this chemical, homeowners and pets must leave the house until the process is complete.

After our techs inspect the affected areas for damages, they can perform minor repairs to secure the structure such as boarding a window or door. Doing so can help prevent intruders from entering the premises as well as wild animals or critters. If you need significant repairs to your home, SERVPRO suggests that you get in touch with a general contractor. With the homeowner’s permission, our techs can remove unsalvageable items from the structure such as charred furniture and burned curtains, carpeting and clothing. We clean, sanitize and store all materials that are salvageable in a safe area on or off-site and return them after the restoration is complete.

When possible, our fast and efficient SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team can restore your home to its preloss condition. Contact us 24/7 at (239) 302-5700 anytime.

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Never Fear When You Find Mold In Your Business - SERVPRO Is Near!

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Never Fear When You Find Mold In Your Business - SERVPRO Is Near! Our team works hard to remediate all mold found in your warehouse so that business can resume with little interruption.

SERVPRO - Commercial Mold Damage Repair To Naples Businesses


When mold goes unchecked in a Naples business, it can grow rapidly throughout the structure. Once it is too late to prevent damage, the business owner needs to quickly repair and restore the building to begin supporting customers again.

Mold can penetrate the surface of many building materials if they have enough time to expand. In a multi-use warehouse operation, Naples commercial mold damage repair requires SERVPRO response teams to use multiple tools and methods to remove mold and repair materials where needed.

Storage areas use concrete blocks where there are chemicals stored that can burn through wood and other materials. Mold spores can expand through the nooks and cracks on the surfaces and cause further damage. Technicians stop minor damage by killing the active spores and then removing them with a wire brush or another agitation tool to dig them out for disposal.

They repair major damage with fresh concrete. First, technicians remove the mold and the crumbling material. After cleaning the empty gaps, they use a trowel to force the concrete into them and allow it to dry. If an adhesive is needed, they mix in a caulk with the concrete.

For wood support structures, there is less opportunity for repair. If the mold penetrated only slightly into the surface, SERVPRO team members can use hand or powered sanders to remove it along with the surrounding wood for a clean look. If the mold went deeper than the surface, there is a threat to the structural integrity. If our inspector determines this is the case, specialists remove the affected wood and replace it.

The same is true for building materials that make up office space in the warehouse. If the mold merely grows across the surface of ceiling tiles, drywall, and paneling, team members can clean them fairly easily. If the mold has barely penetrated the surface of a drywall panel, they can use a scraping tool to remove the affected material and fill in the gaps with a repair compound. Once it dries, technicians sand the surface smooth and then paint over it. If mold penetrated deeply past the surface, it is cheaper and more labor efficient to remove and replace affected panels.

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Our goal at SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island is to repair a facility and restore to a functioning state so the owner can support its customers and employees. If you need us, call (239) 302-5700 today to schedule a visit and inspection.

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Restoring Your Contents After Fire Damage In Marco Island

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Your Contents After Fire Damage In Marco Island Personal contents that have experienced fire damage in Marco Island properties could benefit from restoration services.

Restoring Your Contents After A Fire

Replacement or refinishing of your home contents is costly, which could increase your insurance rates when you claim. Especially, in cases where the fire is caused by you. Contents damaged in a house fire can often be restored to their former glory with the right training, products and cleaning techniques, offering an excellent alternative to large insurance claims as well as preserving those sentimental items.

Personal contents that have experienced fire damage in Marco Island properties could benefit from restoration services. At SERVPRO we have a laundry list of potential techniques, equipment and methods to suit all kinds of materials, furnishings, and fabrics. If your contents hold sentimental value, it is worth contacting us to see what we can salvage.

Our years of expertise in the restoration industry has taught us to treat each service as unique. Different materials burn in different ways. The same goes for temperatures as well as indoor air circulation which all have an impact on the type of debris left behind and, therefore, the most effective cleaning products to use. In most cases, contents cleaning can be carried out on site, but we may need to take some contents to a facility to be deep cleaned.

When we visit your property, a SERVPRO fire technician can assess which types of materials respond best to different cleaning methods and products. Upholstery fabrics, for example, can shrink when treated with traditional wet-cleaning methods. For these porous or delicate materials, we can use foam cleaning to gently remove soot and smoke residue from the surface.

When synthetic materials burn at higher temperatures, it leaves behind thick smoke residue known as wet smoke. Where signs of wet smoke are evident, your SERVPRO technician may use abrasive cleaning methods to remove soiling from your contents. We can always tell which contents respond well to which cleaning without risking causing further damage.

Since our founding in 1967, we have saved thousands of dollars worth of damage by adopting a restore over replace method. If your contents have been damaged contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 to see what you could save.

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Homes With Flood Damage In Marco Island Require Qualified Technicians To Become Livable Again

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Homes With Flood Damage In Marco Island Require Qualified Technicians To Become Livable Again Marco Island homeowners who find their homes inundated with flood damage need professional guidance and skilled workers.

Flood Damage Requires Qualified Technicians

When lakes and rivers overflow their natural boundaries or when tropical storms hit Marco Island, we often have some forewarning. Sometimes, though, invasive water only affects our immediate area and does so without any expectation of such an impending occurrence.

Marco Island homeowners who find their homes inundated with flood damage need professional guidance and skilled workers. These individuals can help a family experience less stress by explaining the facets of flood damage mitigation. This can include an initial damages amount, an estimated timeline of events involving the family home, assistance retrieving necessary documents and other items from inside the house, and a list of contact numbers to agencies and other entities who assist residents after a disaster.

Flooding can initially pose severe and immediate risks, but after the waters recede and a home's floor becomes visible again, many people assume the danger has passed. However, this is not always true. Our technicians receive IICRC certificates and know that many times a house's interior only seems stable.

Flooding can cause intense structural shifts that leave a house in an almost flimsy condition. Many sections may seem stable when they pose a high risk of potential danger. We work with building inspectors and other professionals to ensure that your house remains safe at all stages, and that unsafe sections receive either reinforcing or other suitable safety measures to protect our workers and any other individuals present in that location.

Our technicians handle all stages of mitigation after flood damage, including disposal of shattered glass and other broken materials, removal of sodden materials (drywall and flooring), drying out and sanitation of all surfaces. Air quality and odor control also affect your family upon moving back in, and these crucial aspects of your residence receive the attention they deserve. Simply cutting away wet materials and using a few fans do not restore your home adequately after flood damage. SERVPRO technicians are here for you from start to finish, making your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has technicians always ready to respond to homeowners in Miles City and Fakahatchee when flood damage keeps them from living in their own home. Contact us by calling (239) 302-5700, which is our emergency services line – always staffed and answered, meaning you receive immediate assistance when you need it most.

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Where To Go When You Need Water Cleanup In Marco Island

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Where To Go When You Need Water Cleanup In Marco Island There are many services for water cleanup in Marco Island.

Water Damage Cleanup In Your Home

Getting moisture out of fixtures and furnishings is easier said than done. In our experience, what looks dry on the outside can often conceal damp beneath the surface, leading to unpleasant smells further down the line. Using a combination of cleaning chemicals, wet/ dry equipment, and trained technicians, SERVPRO is here to help restore, deodorize and dry your home.

There are many services for water cleanup in Marco Island. However, if you need a professional service with 40 years industry leading experience, there is only one. SERVPRO trains its technicians in an IICRC-approved school to ensure they stay ahead of the curve and provides them with the latest technology to help get the job done.

The fastest method in the restoration process is water extraction. Extractors are either truck-mounted for full-scale operations or portable to allow access to crawl spaces, sub-floor or other smaller areas. These extractors are capable of removing hundreds of gallons of water in a short period.

For smaller areas, with lower water saturation levels, SERVPRO uses Air Moving equipment in combination with dehumidifiers. By rapidly circulating air using this equipment moisture can be evaporated from underneath surfaces and is capable of reaching between floorboards or underneath permanent fittings. The next stage is to use dehumidifiers to remove the evaporated moisture from the air.

We use two types of the dehumidifier. One which circulates similar to an air conditioner and another that uses desiccant chemicals to remove moisture. By using meters, our technicians can compare the affected area with other rooms to establish a dry level that mirrors the rest of your home.

The finishing detail is in scrubbing down your furnishings and fixtures using good old fashioned elbow grease combined with chemical sanitizers. Depending on the extent of cleanup, SERVPRO can use deodorizers known as foggers to dispense odor neutralizing chemicals into the area, leaving your home smelling clean and livable.

If your home needs a professional restoration following a water leak, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 to arrange a professional assessment.

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Naples and Mold Problems from Contaminated Crawl Spaces

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Naples and Mold Problems from Contaminated Crawl Spaces SERVPRO Remediates Mold in Naples Area Condos and Crawlspaces

SERVPRO Explains Why Mold Infestations Occur in Damp Structures and Remediation

If a water leak inside your Naples home ever goes unnoticed, many problems can result. For example, if your crawl space stays wet for more than 48 hours mold damage repair may become necessary. In some cases, the initial problem does not get noticed until it is too late. Once a fungus has formed inside your house, the issue can become worse quickly if the problem is not mitigated.
 
If you notice wet materials inside your home or smell a musty aroma, it is a good idea to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can conduct mold damage restoration in Naples that can help prevent future problems from occurring. Once fungi have developed, it grows spores that can spread to unaffected areas and create more issues. Proper mitigation can prevent spores from spreading.
 
Crawl spaces are a likely place for fungal problems to exist. The temperatures are often elevated in these confined spaces due to poor circulation underneath the house. Coupled with dampness in the dirt means that adding water can quickly increase moisture and humidity levels. The crawl space is also the home to a large number of organic materials such as insulation and floor joists.
 
If mold grows inside your crawlspace, many different problems can quickly arise. Fungi first develope at the source of the elevated moisture levels but can then spread quickly to other areas of exposed wood underneath your house. As a fungus grows it forms root-like structures called hyphae that contaminate materials in all directions. For example, the hyphae can grow deep into the wood of the floor joists, across the surface of the joist, and out from the surface of the joist making the mold visible. If your crawl space is contaminated, spores can easily get into the airflow system of your house. Once spores get into your ventilation system, they can affect your entire home.
 
When mitigating fungal issues, our SERVPRO technicians always contain your crawlspace so that particles created by the work process do not infest other sections of your structure. We then work to remove the fungi from the affected building materials by scrubbing or sanding. We also use air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters to remove small hazardous particles from the air.

If you ever notice mold or excessive moisture inside your crawl space, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 24/7.

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Choosing Professional Water Cleanup Services For Your Naples Retail Store

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Choosing Professional Water Cleanup Services For Your Naples Retail Store From City Hall to a Naples Eatery--Rely on SERVPRO for Commercial Water Damage Removal and Restoration

Naples Business Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Restoration

Running a business means that you have to be available to your customers whenever they expect you to be. You serve the community around you, and the last thing that you can afford is a damaging incident that can prevent you from being available to the customers that depend on you. This is the expectancy of any Naples retail location, and if your store deals with a water damage incident, getting it taken care of as quickly as possible is paramount.  
 
With your profits hinging on being available every day of the week, a water incident in your Naples store needs to get dealt with as efficiently as possible with water cleanup services from SERVPRO. As much as you might lean towards attempting to save money, rarely do business owners encounter a situation where they can clean up the damage and restore the effects from the water on their own. Doing this more often results in worsening conditions over a brief period leading to even costlier repairs and restoration from a professional company.  
 
Depending on the materials affected by the water and the source of this damage, the approach for our technicians varies. We work to assess the situation as promptly as possible to ensure that our professionals can get to work immediately on restoring the damages. The less time this takes, the less your customers get inconvenienced by the restoration process.  
 
From weighted extractions to carpeted areas and into controlled demolition to drywall to thoroughly dry out wall cavities, our experience and expertise can ensure that the process is done correctly and to the highest of standards. Our technicians get certified through the IICRC, which set the standards for industry work in our field.  
 
Water incidents in your retail store might seem simple enough to contend with on your own, but failures to do this adequately can lead to worsening conditions that cost more and take longer to restore. Trust our certified experts at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island to respond quickly and keep your doors open to the customers you serve. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

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