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We Will Cleanup And Restore Your Marco Island Home

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

furniture in room after burned by fire with smoke damage “Like it never even happened.”

Is My Carpet In My Marco Island Home Clean?

You may own a property in Marco Island and use it seasonally, or you may be a year-round resident of this idyllic spot. Regardless of your circumstance, finding out that a fire in a neighboring unit has caused damage to your property can be overwhelming. Even when fires are not catastrophic, or even in your place, their effect can be felt throughout the building. Soot and smoke travel through the air and take residence on top of your furniture and air ducts. Tempting as it may be to use disinfecting wipes to erase its trace, restoring your property takes more time and work than you would think.

When fire damage to your Marco Island property is of concern, reach out to SERVPRO and let our team leave your home in top shape. Even when your needs feel small, we can develop an action plan along with you to eliminate evidence of the fire while protecting your furniture and belongings.  

In our line of work, we often encounter homeowners who put much effort into cleaning their furniture and hiring specialists to clean air ducts. However, they often forget the carpeting in their home, which can be a repository of dust, fiber, ashes, and other contaminants. Failure to clean the carpet properly can counteract all your other efforts by releasing contaminants every time you take a step. Our SERVPRO team has access to an extensive inventory of equipment to target our cleaning solutions to your carpet and its specifications. For instance, silk or sisal rugs have particular cleaning guidelines to preserve them. Our crew knows that pre-treating the carpet with industry-grade solutions and breaking up the dust particles is essential to an effective cleanup process. Most homeowners do not know enough to take this initial step and risk staining their rugs in the process. It is also common to find property owners who oversaturate the carpet with a cleaning solution, and that can also result in stains. Your best option is to leave carpet cleaning to experts, so no trace of the fire is left behind.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is available 24/7 to protect your home. All you need to do is contact us at (239) 302-5700 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Technicians Will Restore Your Marco Island Home After A Fire

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Burned furniture and charred walls covered in black soot Call us at (239) 302-5700 for quick remediation.

Restore Your Marco Island Home After Fire Damage Quickly By Hiring Professionals

When a home catches fire, the flames cause destruction that is harsh and easy to spot. The high temperatures and flames from a fire can ruin building materials and other items. If the fire is not dealt with quickly, the flames can spread throughout the house and cause much damage, jeopardizing the structural integrity of your home. Once the fire has been extinguished, you can feel relief, but the damage from flames is just a small fraction of the destruction that fire causes.

It is easy to overlook smoke damage. The smoke associated with fire damage in your North Fort Myers home can continue causing damage even after the fire has been extinguished. It can leave walls and ceilings discolored.

Cleaning smoke damage is challenging, and it can get worse if you do not go about the process correctly. Therefore, it's advisable to hire a fire restoration firm like SERVPRO to help you restore your home. We can perform a cleaning to combat odors and smoke damage effectively and adequately. Fire damages present different cleaning and restoration challenges. A burning house is many complicated reactions between various elements, including:

    •    The amount of oxygen, heat and moisture present
    •    The kind of material burning
    •    Airflow patterns in the house
    •    Kind of smoke residues present
    •    The of surfaces that heat and smoke impacts

One of the factors that our technicians consider to determine the difficulty of removing smoke residues is the type of surface fire has affected. Porous surfaces are more daunting to clean because they allow particles and odor to penetrate further. Non-porous surfaces like glossy, enamel paint, and wall coverings are easier to clean than paper wall coverings or latex paint. We also consider the age of the surface since older surfaces are harder to clean.

We have the right equipment and products for cleaning walls, ceilings, carpeting, woodwork, and floors. We pretest the surfaces and then use the appropriate cleaning products and equipment to clean and protect the different surfaces found in a home. Our SERVPRO technicians can also clean and deodorize restorable contents such as draperies, area rugs, furniture, and upholstery. Smoke from every fire is unique and may require a different approach to eliminate. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) often employ strategies like bleaching, emulsifying, and changing pH to remove residues.

After the aftermath of fire damage in your home, you require prompt, professional help. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can help you get rid of the smoke, soot, and odor to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (239) 302-5700 for quick remediation.

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Keeping Your Business Operational During Commercial Mold Removal in Your Naples Gym

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO Naples box trucks in a parking lot. SERVPRO wants to insure your business is not in a state of shock, and goes back to normal after a mold issue.

We can keep your business up and running during mold remediation in Naples.

Mold can develop rapidly in your Naples gym if there is excess moisture in your premises. In a gym, moisture can accumulate from various sources including residue moisture left over from cleaning activities or steam as patrons take showers. Water loss incidents can also lead to mold growth. Regardless of the source, controlling the problem in time is crucial. However, you might be forced to close down your operations during the removal processes.

Understanding the Patterns of Mold Debris

To perform commercial mold removal in your Naples gym without closing down your daily operations requires deliberate steps to protect the people using the facility. Mold debris quickly dissipates into the air when disturbed and can cause health problems when inhaled. In a fitness center, the impact can be significant since people breathe in and out at a higher rate as they exercise, which can pile up the percentage of debris inhaled within a short while. Our SERVPRO technicians, therefore, follow approaches that minimize the debris released.

Targeted Identification

Mold removal is a multistep process, and each step must be carried out correctly to prevent a recurrence. The essential ones include:

  • Identifying Infested Areas
  • Cleaning Mold Colonies
  • Removing Affected Porous Materials
  • Drying Any Underlying Moisture Problems

Since most of the infestation is restricted to confined spaces, the identification phase can involve significant teardown, thus interrupting your normal operations. To avoid this, our SERVPRO technicians use targeted approaches such as checking for hidden moisture pockets using FLIR thermal cameras, thus eliminating the need to open up walls. We can also make test cuts on walls ensuring we only demolish affected areas during removal.

Use of Containment Barriers

Isolating affected areas before starting removal processes helps prevent the spread of debris. Establishing negative air pressure and running air filtration devices with HEPA filters in the contained areas can help ensure no contamination reaches the rest of your facility where customers exercise. Our SERVPRO technicians use plastic sheets to cover openings such as doors and zipper air-lock containment barriers for other areas.

Mold can interfere with the smooth operation of your fitness center. With help from SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island, you can keep operating during the remediation process. Call us at (239) 302-5700 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Why You Should Trust SERVPRO For All Your Restoration Needs in Naples 

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO handle all your restoration needs.

SERVPRO Sets the Bar for Restoration Services in Naples

Our area is much more than homes and businesses, as our communities are rife with marine vehicles and comfort vessels, all of which are equally susceptible to specific disasters and effects. We offer a full-scale restoration experience for Naples properties, encompassing every phase and step from the initial damage assessment through reconstruction and later recovery efforts. With our commitment to having the best available products and equipment in our industry, we have inspired a brand and company loyalty amongst our team, and many of our crew chiefs and upper management have been with our team since we first opened many years back. 

Mold 

Addressing mold and microbial threats in any Naples property always starts with identifying the source of moisture and water damage that feeds the organism. As elevated relative humidity levels can be a threat on their own to facilitate mold growth, the direct cause might not stand out immediately. In all of these situations, we leave nothing to chance and identify moisture and dampness pockets in a non-invasive manner with infrared imagery or non-probative moisture detection meters. This insistence on preventing material intrusion is even more valuable on yachts and other marine vehicles. 

We have entrusted this division of our SERVPRO team to highly trained Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) and Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Mold damage in Naples homes is much more than just removing colonies and drying out the damage, however. Our team must also begin combatting additional effects throughout the building, such as airborne concerns and malodors. 

Without an immediate response to mold growth, which can often be improbable in Naples homes and businesses, the effects can rapidly deteriorate hosting materials like drywall. As a mold contracting team licensed in the state of Florida (MRSR2994), we can utilize our experience in the building trades to implement controlled demolition techniques and effective and efficient build back and reconstruction.

Fire

While fire recovery in a Naples home or commercial property can prove challenging enough, these conditions are even more exasperated on a boat or ocean vessel. Learning to address the same priorities in material recovery, content management, and odor removal in these marine vehicles helps us to stay actively attuned to the needs of our customers wherever they might be. We do not want to keep you from appreciating your investment in the boat for extended periods. 

Fire damage in Naples, whether on the water or in one of the thousands of area homes, requires patience and skills to overcome fully. We understand the various levels involved in recovering these properties, and understand fire loss restoration is much more than just debris removal and build back – though we offer these services as well in the early stages. These obstacles are less destructive and insurmountable with a complete roster of accredited professionals with IICRC certifications in multiple areas, such as: 

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT)
  • Odor Control (OCT)
  • Carpet Cleaning (CCT)
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT)
  • Water Restoration (WRT)

Marine vehicles, as well as many of the beachfront homes throughout Naples, have complex and unique building materials ranging from specific fabrics, vinyl, and textiles. With less destructive cleaning methods like soda blasting for soot and smoke residues, we can maintain the original look and strength of these materials without compromising the substrate. 

Water

We seek to continue being the premier brand that Naples property owners trust when water loss incidents arise. With the severity of these situations, and how quickly they can spread through a home, we must maintain readiness for emergencies by keeping trailers and service vehicles of our Green Fleet stocked and ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice from our nearby SERVPRO facility. With a continually staffed emergency line, residents can reach our professionals directly to get field technicians in route to help. 

The training of our responding professionals is a focal point of our entire restoration team, as we strive always to provide the best candidates to recover water damage in Naples houses. With this in mind, our professionals have refresher coursework every week and continued training in their respective niches to sharpen their skills and introduce new practices, equipment, and products into our regular rotation. 

We attract high-caliber restoration specialists and can maintain these employees, making our water recovery division one of the most experienced and fast-responding in all of Florida. Our team knows how different sources can create water loss scenarios, and we have licensed commercial contractors (CBC1261730) and the latest practices and products to help Naples homes, businesses, and marine vehicles.

Storm 

Experience matters when you need storm damage recovery in Naples properties, and that starts with the team that has the training, expertise, and equipment to make a difference quickly. Our professionals not only have high regard here, but have caught the attention of the governing SERVPRO company to encourage our technicians to help out in disasters that have damaged areas of the country like North Carolina, the Caribbean, Texas, and other areas of Florida. 

In this coastal community, the threat for severe weather systems coming in from the Gulf of Mexico is one that gets closely monitored all the time. At any point, powerful systems can break towards the shoreline with enough intensity and strength to tear down buildings, hurdle debris, and bring about additional harmful effects like flooding. We stay prepared with a response team capable of performing temporary construction to prevent further flood and storm damage to Naples homes and businesses. 

Because so many of these widespread flooding scenarios over the years have involved multiple properties simultaneously, we can rely on the full measure of our Large Loss Recovery Team. Not only can this provide more boots on the ground to aid in the overall recovery of Naples, but it can also provide additional resources, including air movers, dehumidifiers, extractors, and cleaning agents. 

We strive to be everything that our customers need, especially in a time of crisis. No matter what emergency threatens your home, business, or boat – our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team can help. Give us a call anytime you need us at (239) 302-5700.

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The Secrets of Successful Storm Damage Remediation In Marco Island

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

If your home suffers a flood there are many other issues you need to take care of. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Marco Island Condo is Underwater

The view from your Marco Island condo is incredible. The crystalline waters, along with the tropical landscape, make your morning coffee at your lanai taste like heaven. Your large windows allow you to enjoy this view from virtually every corner of the condo, and life in Florida is just as you imagined. However, storms are part of our daily life here on the Gulf Coast, and we need to be prepared for them. Even when a gust of wind is not part of a tropical depression or hurricane, it can certainly cause damage and wreak some havoc. It only takes a fallen tree or random flying object to smash into one of your windows and allow the storm to flood your bedroom or living room. 

Call a professional team as soon as possible if your condo in Marco Island has flood damage. SERVPRO is available 24/7 and we jump into action upon receiving your call. As you wait for our arrival, try to move your belongings to an area unaffected by the water and, if possible, attempt to soak up as much as possible, so it does not penetrate your floors and furniture. When our SERVPRO crew arrives, we first ensure the safety of the area and section off as much of it as possible with the use of plastic sheeting and other tools. This separation protects other parts of your condo from the proliferation of bacteria, which can eventually result in mold. As we work on extracting the water with wet/dry vacuums, handheld extractors, dehumidifiers, and other industry-grade equipment, we pay close attention to any pieces of furniture or carpeting that need to be removed from your home. Since floodwaters can carry debris and other contamination, it may be best to dispose of some items for your protection. Our SERVPRO team takes charge of the disposal following environmental guidelines as appropriate. 

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is here to help. Call us at (239) 302-5700, so we can protect your home from the storm. In the end, we want your condo to look, “Like it never even happened.” 

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We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Naples Home After Water Damage

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage at this home was the result of a burst water line to the ice maker in the refrigerator.

Restoring an Attic Space with Water Damage in your Naples Home

Some water incidents are straightforward, others require specialty drying to meet the requirements of returning a property to its preloss condition. One particularly challenging aspect of water restoration is when the existing damages are confined to an attic space or loft. The causes of which could be relating to high winds that have damaged roofing, broken humidifiers, condensation from your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, or extreme weather conditions like heavy rainfall or hail. For a restorer, there are many challenges to consider including restricted access for equipment, condition of insulation and structural integrity or safety issues.

A home owner that has attic water damage in their Naples home, may not realise the extent of the issues for a period of weeks or months. Tell-tale signs may include a stagnant water odor, condensation on walls or ceilings beneath the attic or dripping of moisture during heavy rainfall. Since these incidents can often go unnoticed, it is essential that you enlist the help of a professional SERVPRO restorer as soon as the issue becomes apparent.

Restoring an attic space properly, often relies on a working with insulation. In many cases, wet fiber-glass insulation can be rescued provided that there are no signs of microbial infestation. However, the plaster or sheetrock beneath the insulation often sustains permanent damages and must be disposed of and replaced. This can be completed by a SERVPRO technician on site without the need for a third-party.

The extent of water damage sustained to sheetrock can be measured using moisture readers to ensure only the affected area is replaced. In situations where insulation shows no signs of microbial damage, we can use insulation vacuums to remove large amounts quickly and gain access to the structure, plaster and sheetrock below. Insulation can then be dried before being returned to the attic space. Since dust is commonly released during this process, SERVPRO can apply negative air-pressure to protect the rest of the home.

Special services for your attic space are available after a water incident. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 today.

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Content Management for Water-Damaged Items in Naples Office

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t panic with water damage, we will have you back to work in no time.

SERVPRO can and will help you with the items that have water damage in your business.

A considerable investment made in your company office in Naples is in the computers, servers, and other electronic devices that help the employees here to maintain their productivity and output. Even the investment made in the furniture and office fixtures can become costly to replace on a widespread scale. Even with an experienced custodial and maintenance staff, there is little that these individuals can do for devices that become damaged by direct water exposure or heightened humidity and moisture content level.  

We can work to address this water damage in Naples offices with the same fast response that we have for every emergency. Our contents department can appreciate how quickly moisture and dampness can cripple your electronic devices and distort office furniture. Because of the time-sensitive nature of this situation and the continued threat of water damage in your facility, our team must act quickly to face these concerns. 

Our SERVPRO team has a content management department that can assess which items in your facility continue to be at risk for devastating water damage. Electronics can get removed from the affected area to a dry location nearby until your compromised building gets restored fully. Relocation is only the beginning to what these items often need, however. Especially with office furniture like wooden desks and shelving, exposure to standing water and excessive moisture can cause deterioration and warping.  

With a prompt response to the situation, we can often address many of these water damage concerns on-site along with the drying and potential extraction needs that the building has. This situational management within the building can help to get your doors back open more quickly, having all of the same original furniture and fixtures restored and ready for use. 

We understand how important it is to get your office building back up and running again after a water loss incident. You can always depend on the advanced drying techniques and extensively trained contents department of our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team. Give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.

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Let SERVPRO Fix Your Fire Damage Even When You are Not Home

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t come home to a mess! Sit back and relax SERVPRO has your back.

SERVPRO will keep your dream alive, while your gone.

Owning a home in Naples can feel like a dream come true. It’s beautiful beaches, dining options, and overall quality of life is a welcome change of pace, particularly for homeowners who hail from colder parts of the country. Many communities make home ownership very easy, including keeping up the landscaping and care of common areas. However, even your beautiful home in Naples can be the victim of fire damage and leave you in need of a professional team to handle the restoration of your home.

When there is fire damage in your Naples home, SERVPRO is here to help. Even when you are at a distance, you can reach our team through the 24/7 hotline and allow us to assess the damage to return your home to its original condition. Our technicians are credentialed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and ready to handle even the toughest situations. Whether the damage to your home started in your property or a neighboring unit, we can make a targeted restoration action plan to mitigate your losses.

Our SERVPRO technicians pay close attention to the composition of each surface that burned and takes action as appropriate. Natural materials such as wood leave behind a fine dust-like residue, while manmade materials leave a sticker residue that requires specialized solutions and techniques to remove it from your home. As we restore your home, we document our progress so you may refer to it should an insurance claim require it.

Perhaps one of the most annoying consequences of a fire in your home is the smell it leaves behind. In Florida, where we rely heavily on-air conditioning, your home can feel like the smell of smoke has permeated even the inside of the walls. To eradicate this effect, our SERVPRO crew has at its disposal a wide array of odor removal tools.

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is your professional adviser even when you are away. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Why Getting Prompt Water Damage Restoration in Naples Homes is Critical

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Would you like Fungi as a new room mate?

Don’t delay, call SERVPRO today.

Water damage is not something anyone wants to deal with, but it is one of the most common forms of damage to homes. Whether it is caused by plumbing leaks, HVAC leaks, or overflowing sinks, it can be daunting and costly to fix your home after a water loss incident.

The way you handle water damage in your Naples home matters. When you notice water loss in your home, notify your insurance provider about it. All insurance firms offer coverage for different water damage situations, including burst pipes, water main breaks, and leakage from hot water tanks and washing machines. SERVPRO remediation specialists can work with your insurance provider to help you file your claim and minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.

Water intrusion in a home can cause mold to develop, and this is the reason why removing water and moisture quickly is crucial. If water and moisture remain in your home for an extended period, conditions can also develop where fungi and bacteria grow rapidly and cause health issues. High humidity leads to higher concentrations of fungi and bacteria in the air, and warmer temperatures allow microbes to reproduce faster. Clean water can turn into gray or black water the longer it sits in a home.

Beginning the water cleanup process as soon as possible is essential because porous materials, including sheetrock and wood, can absorb water. The water might also seep under the substrate of flooring. Our SERVPRO technicians use extraction equipment like wet/dry vacuums and pumps to remove excess water and continue the water damage mitigation process with applied structural drying (ASD) to prevent mold infestation.

We also use water detection equipment like thermal cameras, moisture sensors and penetrating moisture meters with long Teflon coated probes to find hidden moisture that could lead to rusted pipes, mold growth, and other issues. We also perform replacement or repairs of structural elements like damaged drywall and rotted wood with the guidance of a homeowner and the insurance adjuster.

When your home has water damage, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to help you restore it to its original condition. We can assist you regardless of what caused the problem. You can reach us around the clock at (239) 302-5700. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Fire Damage Experts Can Repair And Restore Your Naples Home

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (239) 302-5700 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Let SERVPRO Fix Your Fire Damage Even When You Are Not Home In Naples

Owning a home in Naples can feel like a dream come true. Its beautiful beaches, dining options, and overall quality of life is a welcome change of pace, particularly for homeowners who hail from colder parts of the country. Many communities make home ownership very easy, including keeping up the landscaping and care of common areas. However, even your beautiful home in Naples can be the victim of fire damage and leave you in need of a professional team to handle the restoration of your home.

When there is fire damage to your home in Naples, SERVPRO is here to help. Even when you are at a distance, you can reach our team through the 24/7 hotline and allow us to assess the damage to return your home to its original condition. Our technicians are credentialed by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and ready to handle even the toughest situations. Whether the damage to your home started in your property or a neighboring unit, we can make a targeted restoration action plan to mitigate your losses.

Our SERVPRO technicians pay close attention to the composition of each surface that burned and takes action as appropriate. Natural materials such as wood leave behind a fine dust-like residue, while manmade materials leave a stickier residue that requires specialized solutions and techniques to remove it from your home. As we restore your home, we document our progress so you may refer to it should an insurance claim require it.

Perhaps one of the most annoying consequences of a fire in your home is the smell it leaves behind. In Florida, where we rely heavily on air conditioning, your home can feel like the smell of smoke has permeated even the inside of the walls. To eradicate this effect, our SERVPRO crew has at its disposal a wide array of odor removal tools.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is your professional adviser even when you are away. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

For more about Naples click here.