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Why Is Testing Necessary for Simple Water Damage Repair in Naples?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

a woman on the phone holding a bucket to catch water falling from her ceiling Water damage remediation involves assessing the situation and formulating an effective repair plan. Team SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 for your call.

SERVPRO Knows You Cannot Count on Simplicity During Any Water Damage Repair in Naples -- We Have the Technology Needed to Detect and Manage Surprises

The disruption caused by water damage can pose a real inconvenience for homeowners in Naples. We understand that you desire a quick assessment and a fast repair turnaround. At the same time, we know that if we skip fundamental water and moisture detection and metering before planning and completing a project, we risk leaving your home incompletely restored, with the potential for long-term and incredibly destructive damage.

What Is the Purpose of Pre-Project Planning Testing?

Water damage repair in your Naples home involves the fluids you see and the fluids migrating away from the initial leak, overflow, or spill. Standing water can disappear quickly, leading to the erroneous belief that the crisis has passed. Professional restoration technicians receive robust training in finding the pathways where water flowed away and perhaps pooled and collected in building cavities. Permeable building materials also quietly absorb the water, putting in motion progressive deterioration, which is often not apparent in the early stages. Finding and removing the water and drying out wet materials is crucial to repairing your home after a loss.

How Do Water Repair Experts Locate and Remove Hidden Liquids and Absorbed Moisture?

SERVPRO crews use sensitive devices to find water. We also measure the moisture levels to provide data vital to determining and monitoring progress toward research-based drying goals. The tools employed include:

Infrared imaging cameras

Recording temperature fluctuations that, when read by trained technicians, indicate trapped liquid water and significantly wet structural components.

Moisture detectors

Find and map the presence of moisture through repeated testing.

Moisture meters

Measure the levels of moisture absorbed by permeable materials, and also permit for monitoring of drying process through periodic remeasuring

Water removal techniques can include planned controlled demolition to release water and open up wet cavities. We remove the lower sections of wet drywall as “flood cuts,” and cut, punch, or drill holes in other materials to drain water.

Our construction division follows mitigation and remediation efforts with water damage repair and rebuilding to make it “Like it never even happened,” completing the restoration cycle. Reach SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

What are Common Damages to Look for After Storm Damage in Naples?

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with the furniture floating everywhere Flooding can overtake your home without warning. Call SERVPRO for water removal and flood damage remediation technicians.

SERVPRO techs know that the damage you can see in your Naples home may not be all there is to address

When intense storms come through in Naples, they can leave behind different kinds of problems to clean up. In many cases, it is an excellent decision to bring in professional help because consumer-grade shop vacs and fans standardly used in homes do not possess the power to dry a structure and contents as rapidly as needed to avoid problems such as spreading water damage from wicking into sheetrock or under the flooring. Additionally, temporary repairs may be required, such as tarping over a roof to halt any further rain from entering.

What Structural Hazards May Happen After Flood Damage?

When SERVPRO techs handle the cleanup of flood damage in Naples homes, the techs perform a double-layered scoping of the property that includes locating the migration paths of the water within the structure and identifying any hazards that are present such as:

  • Wet, sagging ceilings with the potential to collapse  
  • Electrical shock hazards from outlets coming into contact with floodwater
  • Slip and fall dangers are present anywhere slick flooring or a saturated subfloor is wet  
  • Contaminated water can post a significant threat to come into contact with

What Does Safe Cleanup of Storm Damage Entail?

The technicians wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ensure that structural hazards within the property get removed through the use of their controlled demolition actions. This action performs the dual purpose of eliminating dangerous situations and opening up ceilings and walls for better airflow during the drying phase of the mitigation.

Because the restoration services can take time to extract the water and dry the structure, keeping out unauthorized individuals is necessary. SERVPRO technicians can board up windows, doors and put up yellow security tape to set clear boundaries around the job site.

The cleanup of flood damage needs to begin immediately. Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 for fast, professional service for any size water problem in your home.

What Areas Are Prioritized in Emergency Fire Mitigation for Naples Homes?

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering everything Affected by a recent fire? Team SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 365 days a year for your fire damage remediation call. Contact us right away, 24/7.

Emergency services focus on reducing the loss for Naples property owners with early action.

Because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, our SERVPRO professionals are leading experts in emergency services and mitigative actions. We can focus on several areas immediately when we arrive.

Clearing Heaped Debris from the House

When fire damage restoration in Naples homes begins, the emergency services portion of this process targets fire debris first. Remnants of damaged materials and contents amplify hazardous conditions within the property. We move quickly to remove:

  • Burned building materials
  • Collapsed structural elements
  • Ruined contents
  • Ash
  • Soot and smoke residues

Removing Water Used for Extinguishment

The extinguishment process can often require a substantial amount of water, which remains in the house on the floors and throughout the structure. Emergency services must focus on extraction and drying solutions for these damaged areas to prevent a greater harm from occurring, such as the development of mold on top of the structural and surface cleaning necessary to overcome soot.

Returning Utility Services

Fires can often disconnect or temporarily stop vital utility services to the house like water and electricity. Getting these services started again is critical, especially if the house occupants are not displaced and relocated. While we have trailered generators for portable power solutions to restore and recover properties, we also must utilize our general contractor license to complete necessary repairs essential to restoring specific needed services.

Relocating Smoke-Damaged Contents

Smoke damage can be detrimental and damaging, especially to your residence's personal belongings, furniture, and loose contents. Circulating soot and malodors target the porous surfaces available, which can ruin sensitive items without fast and deliberate action.

Emergency services play a critical role in the work completed for a house after a fire damage incident. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team works quickly to mitigate loss and restore coastal homes after fires – give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

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