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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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Added Services Along With Traditional Fire Restoration for Your Marco Island Residence

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Added Services Along With Traditional Fire Restoration for Your Marco Island Residence If your home suffers from a fire, contact SERVPRO for effective fire damage remediation services.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Process of Fire Damage Remediation From Assessment to Restoration

Preserving your home is one of the priorities going through your mind when a fire ravages your Marco Island residence. You think of the structural damages that your home faces from the immediate fire yet to get extinguished and worry about how your home ever has the same look and function that you are used to seeing.

With the unexpectancy of fire damage in your Marco Island home, most families have little opportunity to remove contents from their house. These contents, along with the structural integrity of the house, remain at risk even after first responders extinguish the blaze. SERVPRO offers a few services in our traditional fire restoration projects that can help you through this trying time.
 
One of the first things that you can expect from our team of technicians is a thorough inspection with qualified individuals. This initial assessment details the areas of your home that have become too broadly damaged to salvage and details them into an overall projection of the work to get done and the estimated costs of completing these tasks.

Few people have the patience to deal with the questions and requirements of their insurance provider to file the claim to restore their home. Our SERVPRO professionals work alongside insurance adjusters to simplify to process for you and to get the work started much more quickly than if you handled all of the legwork on your own.

Finally, preserving the contents of your home from continual damage or worsening conditions is a big step in the work that we do. This process not only provides the space and ease of access for larger equipment needed to restore the home, but the removal of damaged items provides an opportunity for our technicians to clean, deodorize and restore individual items before bringing them back into your home at a later point.

Experiencing a fire in your home can leave you wondering how things will ever end up looking the way they used to. With the right professional assistance, you can have your home back to preloss conditions quickly. Give our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island fire restoration team a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.
 
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We Provide Flood Damage Services in Marco Island

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Provide Flood Damage Services in Marco Island Flooding after a storm can bring many things into your home besides water. Contact SERVPRO right away to remediate.

Quick Drying Actions By Our Certified SERVPRO Techs can Help to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

For many homeowners in Florida, flood damage can become a terrifying reality at any moment. Storms often occur in the region and can cause water to enter your home. Water from a heavy rainstorm can move rather rapidly and may flood your living room or entire lower level in a matter of minutes. When the storm is over, there could be significant damage that requires professional help. Luckily, we are nearby to assist homeowners with water removal and have trained technicians that can restore the property.
 
Our SERVPRO flood damage techs in Marco Island can restore your home and help reduce damages. Strong storm waters can bring various potentially harmful elements into your residence. Sewage, black water, and toxic chemicals can contaminate the structure. Flood waters are exceptionally unsafe, which is why you should call professionals, like us, who has the expertise to handle these types of situations. Our skilled technicians have access to the proper safety equipment to deal with water emergencies.
 
The team uses advanced equipment to promptly and quickly remove flood water from the structure. Our techs can employ several pieces of industrial equipment to eliminate water from the affected areas such as vacuums, portable or truck-mounted extractors, and pumps. Removing all moisture is an essential phase of our flood damage services due to possible mold growth, which can cause health effects.
 
Once our experts extract all excess water, they begin the drying stage. Generally, the crew uses air movers, axial fans, and dehumidification equipment to dry the structure entirely. Employing this powerful and industrial equipment helps speed up the drying process and helps remove water from your home quickly. Our techs may also utilize probes and moisture meters to detect and remove hidden moisture from the affected areas such as from under flooring and from behind walls.
 
Floods can be a monumental event for homeowners in this region, which is why calling SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 makes good sense. We are close by and work fast to restore your residence to its preloss condition whenever possible.

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Why Safety Is A Major Concern During Water Removal In Marco Island

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Safety Is A Major Concern During Water Removal In Marco Island Water removal jobs in Marco Island present many safety concerns that our SERVPRO technicians take seriously before the restoration can start.

Safety During Water Removal

There are reasons as to why water removal services are so critical after a water damage experience. By returning the structure to its former state, it is possible for the residents to resume their normal operations as well as protect them from possible health effects. It takes the use of specialized equipment, expertise, and training to dry and restore water-damaged contents in Marco Island adequately.

Water removal jobs in Marco Island present many safety concerns that our SERVPRO technicians take seriously before the restoration can start. We classify the hazards as personal or environmental. With that in mind, we start by performing a safety evaluation and during that time we identify possible safety risks and come up with solutions.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand that some cleanup procedures and water damaged structures may create slip, fall, and trip hazards. For instance, there is a possibility of a person tripping when walking on a wet surface or by accidentally getting caught by power cords or equipment hoses. To avoid such incidents, we post warning signs alerting residents or customers about such concerns. Ensuring the cords do not get tangled by taping them down or using a zip tie to gather them together is part of the solutions we put in place.

It can be a painful experience if a person steps on an exposed tack strip after removing a carpet. If it is necessary to remove the carpets during drying, our SERVPRO technicians can use foam strips to cover the tack strips. We also inform occupants not to walk on floating carpets since it is possible to get tripped.

Since water conducts electricity, electrocution may occur when the two mix. To avoid such, we turn off all circuits leading to the wet area and post a sign at the power distribution panel warning about the same. When it is necessary to operate electrical devices within a wet environment, we use GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters). The device usually cuts off the power when it senses there is too much current flowing.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island responds immediately to all sizes of storm, mold, fire, and water damage disasters. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and benefit from a safe restorative experience offered by our highly trained technicians.

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Professional Restoration for Your Marco Island House Fire

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Restoration for Your Marco Island House Fire After the firefighters leave, contact SERVPRO for fire damage cleaning and remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage From Soot to Odor

There is nothing quite as taxing on your Marco Island home as a fire can be. With all of the natural disaster threats that many in the area are continually aware of, fire is often something that is less of a possibility to many homeowners. Unfortunately, with the broad array of ways that fire can break out in your home, it is an inevitability to affect several houses in the region throughout their life.

One of the surprising things about this unfortunate disaster is the ways that fire damage can vary in your Marco Island home. While often people think about structural concerns following a blaze, smaller fires might not leave such devastation. Instead, you deal with other effects such as smoke/soot damage that can prove equally taxing to face. Professional restoration can help you to overcome all of the issues that your house faces, and return it to preloss conditions quickly.

Our SERVPRO professionals all undergo extensive training in fire restoration and the appropriate equipment necessary to fully restore a home after such an occurrence. From the moment that our team arrives at your house, we get to work on assessing the full scope of the damage. Smaller holes and breaches in your home's exterior (often from extinguishment) get boarded up and tarped over to prevent further external damages while restoration is underway.

Contending with smoke and soot damage often requires specialized equipment like heavy-duty vacuums to pull soot from surfaces. Sponges and scrubbers also get used, wet or dry, to remove soot by hand. Smoke damage can spread out into many areas of the house and seep into fabrics and similar materials. Thermal fogging can break apart these harsh odor molecules and leave no scent behind.

While this is just a brief look at the fire restoration process, it can help you to appreciate the lengths that our team goes through to get the job done correctly. You can rely on our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island technicians to help you clean up the mess and move forward from the traumatic event. Give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.

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Learn How Professional Equipment Makes Water Removal in Naples Accurate

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Learn How Professional Equipment Makes Water Removal in Naples Accurate Mitigate Water Damage in Naples with Science and SERVPRO

Naples Homes and Condos Benefit from SERVPRO's Industry-Leading Techniques and Tools for Water Damage Mitigation

There are specialized supplies and equipment that we use when performing water removal on your property. Owning such tools is not enough, correct operation counts when it comes to making the job easier and providing a higher level of service. It is also important to note that different water damaging events require different tools and selecting the most suitable to use is equally important. We are going to look at the various equipment we use when addressing water incidents in Naples.
 
To reduce the time that your Naples property takes to dry during water removal, it is critical to use air movers. The devices have distinct features that make them serve their purpose efficiently. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians can make use of carpet clamps to "float" carpets when it is necessary to blow air on the lower sides and the floor surface. The presence of the shrouds on the air movers also makes it possible to direct air into cabinets and wall cavities. Increasing air movement enhances the evaporation rate from surfaces and also water vapor.
 
When we want to identify areas with water intrusion and determine whether the structure is dry, our SERVPRO technicians use detection and monitoring devices. By using a moisture sensor, we can evaluate whether moisture exists in soft materials. The device has sharp probes which penetrate into materials to establish the presence of moisture. When moisture is present, we see a blinking light, and a sensor beeps. We can also use nonpenetrating –that work with the help of sensors - and penetrating moisture meters – which have probes - when determining the actual moisture content in materials. Infrared imaging can also be employed as SERVPRO technicians strive for the prize--restoration to preloss condition. There is a relative scale that allows us to take the readings. These baselines help achieve our final goals of moisture content.
 
With the help of a thermo-hygrometer, we can measure the relative humidity (RH) and the temperature. When the degree of water vapor in the air is so high, we can set up dehumidifiers to absorb the extra moisture that is present in the air. We may use conduits form a poly product called flat lay to channel moisture heavy interior air to the outside of the structure. Our SERVPRO technicians also use deodorization equipment such as thermal foggers to apply deodorants which help in neutralizing the odors.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is fire, water, storm, or mold damage. Call us at (239) 302-5700 at any time of the day when you need emergency services from an industry leader.

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Cleaning Various Structural Components During Fire Damage Restoration In Marco Island

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Various Structural Components During Fire Damage Restoration In Marco Island Your home or business cannot usually run after a fire damage incident.

Fire Damage Restoration

Your home or business cannot usually run after a fire damage incident. That means you may need restoration services before the next business day. Cleaning services are part of the restoration procedures, and with the technology that service providers use, it is possible to remove the smoke, soot, and odors. We are going to look at how we clean different structural components when attending to fire incidents in Marco Island.

Cabinets, lighting fixtures, attics, and insulation are part of the structural components that our SERVPRO technicians clean after fire damage events in Marco Island. The method we use when cleaning your cabinets is dependent on whether the surface is finished or not. Since soot particles can penetrate into crevices and recessed sections, we may decide to remove the knobs and any other hardware when necessary. With a dry cleaning sponge, we can remove smoke residues from a cabinet whose interior is made of unfinished wood. We may then use denatured alcohol and sanding to remove any remaining smoke residues.

When our SERVPRO technicians are cleaning the ceiling of your structure, we also clean the lighting fixtures. Before we start cleaning, we switch off the electrical power and then pretest our cleaning solutions so that we settle on the most appropriate one. The method that we use should not affect the fixture's finishing. We are careful when cleaning the chandeliers and depending on the situation we are dealing with, we may choose hand cleaning or decide to go with low-pressure steam cleaning. Where necessary, we can disassemble the chandeliers before doing the cleaning.

It is always challenging to remove residues from the attics since their surfaces are normally made of unfinished wood, are porous, and in most cases irregular in shape. By using a deodorizing pre-sealer or a duct sealer, we can seal any unexposed structural timber during the restoration. If there are some contents at the attics, we can remove them before doing the cleaning.

Our experienced team at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is Faster to Any Size Disaster whether it is mold, storm, fire, or water damage related. Call us at (239) 302-5700 Residential Services and get services from a proven industry leader.

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Call Us for Mold Removal in Naples Homes

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call Us for Mold Removal in Naples Homes Docks, Houses, and Building in Naples Get Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Is Effective and Safe

Mold can spread through a Naples home quickly. All it needs is moisture, a food source, and the right temperature. With Florida weather, the temperature is never an issue for mold, so getting rid of it means removing the moisture.

That means mold removal in Naples residences requires SERVPRO restoration personnel to find the source of both the mold and the moisture that allowed dormant spores to expand and grow.

Drying up the moisture source is usually a simple task. Often, it is a small puddle that gathered under a leaky pipe or seeped in through a crack in a wall or the roof. Our technicians can quickly fix minor issues like this, but for major damage, team leaders recommend bringing in a general contractor.

As SERVPRO restoration specialists remove the water, other team members begin removing the mold. They can eliminate the majority by wiping down the surfaces of the affected property. Much of the mold they discover is powdery and wipes away cleanly with a dry or damp sponge. For thicker layers, a technician can spray an anti-fungal cleaner to break them up before wiping.
 
When the mold layer is very thick, wet, or both, our teams start with a vacuum. They use a specially designed HEPA filter that can capture even a single spore off a surface. Once they finish with the vacuum, our technicians wipe down each surface.
 
If the mold has had time to dig into a piece of building material, our specialists remove it from home. Most paneling and drywall is cheaper to replace than to expend the labor hours to cut and patch affected sections. Removal and replacement is one way to ensure spores are not missed or accidentally spread to other parts of the home. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified techs can also set up containment barriers to prevent cross-contamination during the remediation.
 
It is not enough to only remove the active mold spores; our technicians also work to remove the threat of future mold growth by drying the home. Team members set up dehumidifiers, air movers, and box fans to reduce the moisture in the surrounding air and draw it out of the affected property. Antimicrobial agents can also be sprayed to coat affected areas.
 
If you are dealing with mold in your residence, you need a professional agency like SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island. Call us for mold removal in your Naples home today at (239) 302-5700.

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SERVPRO - Restoring Commercial Flood Damage To Marco Island Businesses

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO - Restoring Commercial Flood Damage To Marco Island Businesses SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island makes it a priority to work around the clock so that your property is restored back to preloss condition.

Our SERVPRO Team is Here to Help Marco Island Commercial Properties

Marco Island is a real gem, even on the beautiful, west coast of Florida. A smaller community like ours depends on every business, from grocery stores to rental agencies. With tourism, such a major part of the local economy, even pet clinics serve a dual function of helping not just residents, but hundreds of visitors every year.

Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and other bodies like Barfield Bay, Marco Island is more isolated after a storm, so the need to remove the contaminants left by flooding and clean the effects of commercial flood damage is very important. SERVPRO understands that pets often need the same level of comfort and preventive care as their owners. Clinics, like many other businesses, need more than one level of cleaning to reopen their doors and support both residents and tourists.

SERVPRO restoration teams have two cleaning standard levels: Sanitary and Disinfected. Most commercial office areas only need Sanitary cleaning. It is the level of rooms and common areas not involved in processing food or pharmaceuticals but where there is still a concern for the general health of employees and customers. That includes waiting rooms and administrative offices. Once our technicians remove the water and contaminants, most of these areas can stay at this level with a semi-annual cleaning or when there is another disaster.

SERVPRO technicians clean the Disinfected level in areas for food or pharmaceutical processing. Our requirement is to remove 99 percent of all contaminants in the flooded areas. It is also the preferred level in areas for keeping animals, and their food. For example, examination rooms, kennels, operating rooms, and a post-operative, recovery room if the veterinarian keeps one separately. Our technicians follow a checklist created by the FDA for these areas to protect animals and the veterinarian staff.

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Restoring a clinic or any other business after a flood is not a simple set of procedures. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has the experience, personnel, and equipment needed to accomplish the task quickly and with as little disruption to the commercial operation as possible. If you need us, call today at (239) 302-5700.

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SERVPRO - Commercial Mold Damage Repair For Naples Businesses

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO - Commercial Mold Damage Repair For Naples Businesses SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island has got your back when mold damage strikes your business.

Learn About SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process for Naples Businesses 

Mold, once it starts, can quickly infest and damage businesses in Naples. Owners need to quickly call in a professional service to stop the growth, remove it, and then repair or remove the affected property.

Commercial mold damage repair for Naples businesses is not a quick process, but SERVPRO restorations teams do everything they can to make it as painless for the owners as possible. For our technicians, the best method of repairing mold damaged property is to clean it thoroughly, so there is no future growth.

First, however, we have to find and stop the source of moisture. Mold spores remain inert until they come into contact with enough moisture to allow them to expand and begin seeking a food source. If the source is a pool of collected rainwater or a leaking pipe, our technicians spray it with an anti-fungal agent and then remove it with a water vacuum or a series of sponges. The technicians can repair minor damage like a loose pipe, but if there is something larger like a broken water line, we recommend the owner calls in a plumber or general contractor.

Many of the businesses we work in are a standard office setting, like an insurance agency. The primary source of damage is usually to the walls, ceilings, and carpeting. SERVPRO specialists can quickly determine what is salvageable and begin work.

For ceilings, technicians remove the affected tiles or panels. If the mold is dry, they begin by wiping off the mold with a dry sponge. If it does not remove everything, they spray them with an anti-fungal as we did with the contaminated water and then use a clean sponge to wipe them down. If the mold still resists, technicians remove the tile or panel for disposal. Other specialists use the same method on affected drywall and wood paneling.

When mold infests carpeting, our restoration team uses shampooer to apply a strong, anti-fungal cleaner that gets deep into the surface. Each team member is trained to effectively use this machine without causing physical damage to the nap of the carpet. They then use extraction wands to draw out the water, mold, and anti-fungal. Technicians finish the task with a vacuum and a HEPA filter designed to capture and hold mold spores.

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The goal of SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island is to help you reopen your doors to customers. If you have mold or another problem, call us at (239) 302-5700 today.

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Flood And Water Damage Repairs For Miles City Homes

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood And Water Damage Repairs For Miles City Homes Water damage to Miles City homes can come from many sources.

Flood And Water Damage Repairs

Water damage to Miles City homes can come from many sources. Hurricanes and other storms can drop incredible amounts of rain in a few hours while plumbing problems can leak smaller amounts over several days or more.

That means Miles City flood and water damage can happen anywhere in the home. Damage to floors and roofs is common, but many homeowners do not realize how quickly water can cause many of the same problems in walls. SERVPRO restoration teams can stop the damage from increasing and remediate the affected areas to prevent damage in the future.

Drywall absorbs floodwater quickly, and the damage continues until there is no water left, or the panel begins to crumble from the weight of the absorbed water. Simply removing standing water may not be enough either. If the water is inside the wall cavity, homeowners and most restoration companies may completely miss it until the drywall starts crumbling.

That is why our teams use moisture meters to check for too much water in the material and the surrounding environment. If the levels show as too high, a SERVPRO technician then carefully removes baseboards and molding and determines if the panels are restorable or if they need replacement.

In many cases, it is cheaper to remove and replace drywall, but the space behind the wall still needs to dry completely to prevent damage like wet insulation, mold growth, and wood rot of the wall framing and other support structures. If it is possible to restore the panels, our teams use ventilation to dry them.

Technicians start by drilling holes into the drywall near the floor where they removed the baseboards. Team members then use air movers to force warm, dry air into the wall spaces at one end to increase evaporation and force the cool, damp air inside out of the other end.

Restoring a home after flooding or other water damage is not a simple task, but SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has the experience, training, and equipment to for every type of water damage effect. If you need our services to help you return to a safe, dry home, call us today at (239) 302-5700.

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Protecting Personal Belongings in a Flood Damaged Home in Naples

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protecting Personal Belongings in a Flood Damaged Home in Naples If your home is affected by storm damage, call on the professionals at SERVPRO for thorough flood damage restoration.

SERVPRO’s Highly Trained Technicians Restore Your Home after Flood Damage to Its Pre-Loss Conditon

Weather sometimes refuses to play nice and keep our days sunny and mild, even in beautiful Naples. At times, this can affect the interior of our homes, ruining crucial structures and threatening to do the same to your family's belongings. Placing your belongings at higher levels of your home suffices for only a short while because elevated humidity levels in the air can still reach these 'protected' items.

Naples residents coping with flood damage also need to protect any as-of-yet undamaged belongings, so they remain undamaged. We can help with this task as well as the other aspects of recovering from a flooding disaster. While removing the standing water from your flooded home remains a primary step, inventorying and boxing up items can reduce overall losses. Restoring damaged items almost always costs more than protecting those same items, and replacing them costs even more money.

Our IICRC certified employees work as teams at each job and know each other well, relying on their co-workers skills and strengths makes our company even stronger as a whole. This benefits the families and businesses we serve in many ways. We combine our skills and experience with creativity to resolve the situation at hand as quickly as possible. Flood damage poses many problems for the homeowner, including both immediate concerns and long-term risks. One of these involves the increased humidity that can damage higher levels of your home.

We can remove the belongings located there, either normally or for their protection from the floodwaters, which helps protect them significantly and take them to our storage facility. Not only can these items stay safe from damage caused by the moisture in the air, but once removed, they no longer pose hazardous conditions as we work, nor can they retain any of the moisture that we need to remove. Until we remove the humidity affecting your home's interior environment, anything in your home can become affected.

We use different machines to dry out your residence, including areas where you cannot see. This includes using our Injectidry equipment to forcefully direct air inside the walls and below your floors. Our technicians can repair your hardwood, tile, linoleum, or marble floors, so they look "Like it never even happened." We can also remove damaged drywall and after reinstallation, repaint, leaving your home with a crisp and clean look and beautiful ambiance.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island knows how devastating flood damage can affect families in Paolita Station and Fakahatchee. Because flooding can happen at any time, our service line, (239) 302-5700, stays available all day and night, year-round. Call us for both large and small flooding events so we can help you protect your home and your belongings.

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SERVPRO Makes Water Removal in Your Marco Island Home Easy

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Makes Water Removal in Your Marco Island Home Easy SERVPRO has a range of equipment to help dry your home.

Tools used to remove water from your home

While flooding and other water-based disasters can be challenging to clean up for a lone homeowner, calling a professional water removal company in Marco Island like SERVPRO can make the entire process fast and simple. Over decades of helping homeowners nationwide handle excess water in their homes, we have developed consistent plus strategies that allow us to clean up and eliminate water both on the surface and deep within the building materials and reaches of your house. Here are a few of the specific strategies we employ to maximize speed and efficiency in our work.

Strategic Air Mover Placement
One of the essential workhorses of the SERVPRO water removal regimen in Marco Island is the air mover, a powerful machine that can create directed air currents in your home that pick up water from surfaces and keep them in the air. Our technicians strategically plan out the placement and arrangement of multiple air movers in one room to construct air current patterns that dry out both the top level and deeper reaches of soaked materials in the area. However, air movers alone cannot dry out a home, and to be used effectively they must be paired with tools that take water out of the air.

Dehumidifiers
Water transferred to the air must quickly be taken back out of it to avoid oxidation, deterioration, and other adverse effects of high relative humidity. We use a combination of thermal and chemical dehumidifiers to collect water out of the air and store it in containers. These are often used in tandem with or directly after the air movers to synchronize our strategies best.

Moisture Monitoring
Throughout the process and for a time after, we monitor moisture levels in the home to make sure that all is right. If humidity and water content fall outside of acceptable ranges, they can cause destruction, warping, and mold damage to many materials around the home. Our expert training makes sure that even if these problems do arise, there dealt with before causing further damage.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island takes care of water removal in your home so that you do not have to. Call us 24/7 for our services or a quote at (239) 302-5700. 

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Restoration of Mold Damaged Areas of a Miles City Home

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Restoration of Mold Damaged Areas of a Miles City Home Our SERVPRO team can remediate your home free of mold infestations!

Your Miles City Home Can Be Remediated From Mold With The Help of SERVPRO

Microbes exist almost everywhere, with few spots utterly free of them, including the cleanest homes in Miles City. Controlling the amount of humidity in a home helps keep mold and its activity at non-harmful levels. Overgrowth occurs quickly when microbes gain access to increased moisture.

Property owners in Miles City often find mold damaged areas in their homes during spring cleaning. At SERVPRO, we use methods and equipment that allows us to safely remove the spores and particles that can colonize uncontaminated areas of your home. Mold-covered materials within your home may only suffer minimal damage and easily cleaned off, while other sections might require more aggressive methods, such as cutting away and bagging to remove them from your home.

Just as SERVPRO technicians wear personal protection equipment like suits, respirator masks, and goggles to protect ourselves, we enclose mold damaged areas of your home with heavy plastic, secure tape, and durable tubing to set up negative pressure containment. Forcing mold-contaminated air out of your home keeps any microbes from escaping into dark corners and other locations where it can begin growing again.

Other types of equipment help us locate the sources of the moisture that fed the microbial colonies. Moisture readers help determine levels of moisture in specific areas after infrared thermal imaging devices reveal possible areas that harbor higher amounts of moisture. We also can measure the amount of humidity in the air, and log readings so we know for sure that levels become lower as we continue working.

These items and our other types of equipment help us handle your microbial problem quickly and efficiently, making your home safe once again, just "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can be reached at (239) 302-5700 24/7, every day of the year, including all holidays. When you find what could be mold damage in your home, a call to expert remediation specialists can help restore your home quickly.

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What You Should Do When Your Marco Island Home Sustains Flood Damage

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Should Do When Your Marco Island Home Sustains Flood Damage Not All Florida Residents in Marco Island Enjoy Storms and Flooding--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

Storm Water Removal Is Crucial to Mitigating Damages--Call SERVPRO Fast

Unfortunately, one of the realities of living in Florida means that flood damage can become a real possibility during the stormy season. Small hurricanes and other similar storms can bring extreme wind and heavy rain into your home with the help of the debris that they can carry. The storms can push flooding water into your house at a quick rate and, when the storm clears, you might need help removing the water from your property. Luckily, there is professional help nearby to assist with the water removal and remediating the damage left behind.

Aggressive storms can carry all sorts of things with their waters into your Marco Island residence and can cause flood damage. Because of their destructive nature, they can bring black water into your home that contains dangerous chemicals and sewage. Black water is not safe for human exposure without the correct safety equipment, so it is best not to try and handle it for yourself. If this contaminated water soaks into specific belongings, such as carpets, they must be thrown away. Fortunately, our technicians can sort through what is safe to keep and what should go, making the job simpler for you.
 
SERVPRO uses advanced technology to remove the stagnant floodwaters from your home. Our technicians most commonly use powerful wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps to remove the water swiftly. The quicker the water removal process happens, the better it is for the structure and longevity of your home. For extensive water intrusions, we can supply portable generators, truck-mounted powerful pumps and portable sump pumps when the water level is over 2 inches high.
 
Once the water removal and clean up have happened, all that is left for SERVPRO to do is make sure that your home is dry. Our technicians can use moisture meters to detect moisture levels in your home and address impacted areas. We use a combination of tools to dry out your home, including industrial-quality dehumidifiers that create an environment that encourages evaporation, condensation, and evacuation of the airborne moisture thus mitigating more quickly water damage.
 When your home suffers flood damage, do not wait. Call

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700. Day or night, we can take your call and send our technicians to your home as swiftly as possible.

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Preparing Your Naples Residence for Repairs After Sustaining Mold Damage

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preparing Your Naples Residence for Repairs After Sustaining Mold Damage Mold can lurk in your home for a long time before the conditions are right for it to spread. Contact SERVPRO when you suspect mold for remediation.

Certified Mold Damage Technicians, Using HEPA Filters, Quickly Get the Mold Infestation in Your Home Under Control

Once a homeowner finds mold growing in their Naples area home, everything in the home might seem contaminated. When everything feels suspect in your home, relaxing after a hard day at work or spending time with your grandchildren might not feel the same.
 
Residents who discover mold damage in Naples can find themselves facing extensive damages and the work required to make things right again. We can help you prepare your home for the work required by preparing everything and removing the mold. Once your home's mold remediation process finishes, the area no longer poses the risks it did previously.
 
We train all of our employees so they earn IICRC certificates. The knowledge from this training and extensive experience ensures they can handle the requirements involved in preparing your home. Without expert remediation, your home's repair work might not last as long as it otherwise might. Included in mold remediation, we also ensure that all sources of unwanted water, moisture, and humidity no longer pose the threats they did before we started.
 
Removing mold damaged materials and cleaning the area of loose mold particles and spores happens within a negative air pressure containment setup. We use heavy but clear plastic sheeting, tubing, and HEPA-filtered air movers to achieve this setup. Moving air out of your home keeps any 'lost' particles from escaping into other areas of your home. Double bagged materials mean that all damaged materials stay enclosed from your home to disposal.
 
Inspecting your home for mold and areas that became damaged by its growth include the use of moisture detectors. We use these because microbes such as mold and mildew cannot grow without excessive moisture or humidity levels. We remove both the source of the water and any microbial colonies we discover. Once completed, repair crews can then safely repair your home.
 
At SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island, we work with homeowners whose homes need repairs after removing mold damage in the Weavers Station, Wagon Wheel, and Miles City areas. Our employees can handle any job, large or small, and make your home safe again. Contact us at (239) 302-5700 24/7, any day of the year for our assistance.
 
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Cleaning Ceiling and Walls After Fire Damage to Your Macro Island Store

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Ceiling and Walls After Fire Damage to Your Macro Island Store Hats Off to SERVPRO for Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration on Marco Island

SERVPRO Explains Methods for Cleaning Up Smoke Residue in Commercial Sites

Whether you own a clothing boutique, a bookstore or any other retail shop, the smoke and soot after a fire damage incidence can ruin the aesthetics of the place. Understandably, it can create a massive problem in your business. You can also see potential customers opting for other stores; not to mention the time and money required to clean up the mess.
 
Professional restorers can help you clean the smoke and soot from the walls and ceilings of your Macro Island store after a fire damage incidence. The IICRC certifies SERVPRO professionals can use plenty of techniques to remove the smoke residue from walls and ceilings in no time.

Cleaning walls and ceilings
Removing the smoke and soot residue from walls and ceilings from your store is crucial to avoid permanent damage or a large amount of repainting. If the film is not cleaned efficiently, it can cause staining that can create more problems. If the walls or ceiling is textured, the smoke particles can penetrate deeper into the small pores of the surface making it even harder to clean. Acoustical ceilings and popcorn type ceilings are particularly more challenging to clean; quite often it is more cost-effective to replace these fire-damaged materials.
 
The first and most common method the SERVPRO technicians can use is using a dry cleaning sponge. The method is particularly effective if the smoke and soot particles are non-greasy. The professionals often use this method as a pre-clean step before a more extensive technique can be used.

Wet cleaning is the next step that involves cleaning the residue with a detergent solution. The method is particularly useful if the residue is heavy or oily. It is employed to clean painted surfaces, metal and wood. As the method involves the use of a detergent solution, it might not be suitable for surfaces that can be damaged by liquids.

Active peroxide cleaning is yet another method that is used to clean acoustical ceilings and other porous surfaces. It is the excellent method if there is an excessive tar built-up on the surfaces. The Peroxide Active Ceiling cleaning uses a particular cleaning solution with an Ultimate Upholstery machine. The entire surface that needs to be cleaned is evenly wet with the solution. The method is excellent for highly porous material, although natural material such as wood should be protected from over spraying.

Call SERVPRO of Naples/ Macro Island at (239) 302-5700 today to speak with one of our restoration experts.

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How Do Professionals Perform Mold Damage Remediation in Your Naples / Macro Island Home?

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Do Professionals Perform Mold Damage Remediation in Your Naples / Macro Island Home? It is important to act fast and call SERVPRO when you discover mold damage in your home.

Rely on SERVPRO Professionals to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

Mold damage can spread quickly if you are not careful and act fast once you spot the early signs of growth. Getting help from qualified professionals as soon as possible is perhaps the best solution to remedy the damage and prevent it from recurring.

SERVPRO professionals use a multi-faceted approach during the mold damage remediation process in your Naples / Macro Island home. Here are a few things that you should expect during the remediation process.

Establishing a Containment Zone

One of the first things in the remediation process is to establish a containment zone. Mold spores can become lose and airborne during the cleaning process and spread to the uncontaminated area of your home. SERVPRO professionals can install physical barriers and establish negative air pressure in the contaminated area to prevent the spores from spreading. Professionals use plastic shields for this purpose, and HVAC ducts may also need to be sealed off. The restoration experts can also establish ‘Cleanrooms' and ‘decontamination rooms' as well.

Removing the Contamination Itself

Once the experts contain the mold damage in the first step, the next thing is to eliminate the damage itself. The growth in porous surfaces is most difficult to clean. As a result, if there is an extensive growth on a porous material such as fabric, drywall, and carpeting, eliminating them is the best option.

The growth on non-porous material such as glass and metal is often cleaned using HEPA filtration and wiping with a detergent solution. Multiple rounds of HEPA vacuuming can be used to eliminate the mold.

Sanding, wire brushing, and damp wiping can be used to clean semi-porous material such as wood and concrete.

Cleaning of the Settled Spores

The cleaning process inevitably causes the spores to become airborne. The next step is to eliminate these airborne spores once they settle on the ground. Multiple rounds of HEPA filtration and damp wiping are needed to eliminate these settled spores. It can take time for this process to complete, but it drastically reduces the chance of recurring mold damage.

Call SERVPRO of Naples / Macro Island at (239) 302-5700 today to speak with one of our mold remediation experts.

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Flood Damage Cleanup From a Broken Washing Machine in Your Marco Island Home

3/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood Damage Cleanup From a Broken Washing Machine in Your Marco Island Home Washing machines are a must in the home especially if you are raising children. Should your washing machine fail and dump out water, contact SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Has Drying Your Home After Water Damage Down to a Science

Having a washing machine in your Marco Island Home is very handy. It makes doing your laundry something you can set and forget while doing other things around your home. When your washing machine breaks, however, it can be quite the headache, especially if it is on the second floor of your home. During mid-cycle, a washing machine uses a considerable amount of water. You want that to stay inside the machine, rather than it flooding your home.
 
Unfortunately, sometimes flooding and flood damage in Marco Island from a washing machine happens. If your home has been subjected to this type of incident, you want to act fast to get it cleaned up. A job this large, however, is best left to our professionals at SERVPRO, who are professionally trained to handle situations like this. We move quickly once we get your call to clean up the water and dry your home out again.
 
It is crucial for us to dry your home quickly to avoid additional damages. Four things that affect how much time we need for drying include humidity, temperature, air movement, and how much water needs to be evaporated. Drying happens more quickly when rooms are heated between seventy and ninety degrees since hot air can hold more moisture. We may need portable heaters if heat is no available.
 
The more water SERVPRO techs can extract or pump out of your home, the less we need to remove with dehumidifiers. Liquids are easier and faster to move than gas, and physical extraction is twelve hundred times more efficient than dehumidification. We use submersible pumps if two inches or more of standing water is present in the affected area. We spend extra time extracting water to reduce drying time.
 
The relative humidity RH is how much moisture is currently being held in the air at a given temperature. The ratio of water vapor in the air compared to the most water vapor that can be held in the air is the RH. When the RH is over sixty percent, it slows the drying time since the air is almost saturated. We use dehumidifiers to lower the relative humidity, as they remove the evaporated moisture from the air.
 
Air movement is also essential for drying. In a water-damaged room, the air is usually humid and damp, slowing evaporation. We use air movers which blow the damp air out and bring in warm, dry air to speed the drying process.
 
SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is careful to take all the proper steps when drying your home in Wagon Wheel, Naples Manor, or Miles City after flood damage. Call us at right away at (239) 302-5700 when you have a flood emergency so we can help you.

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Professional Mold Damage Removal and Remediation Restores and Protects Your Naples Area Home

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Damage Removal and Remediation Restores and Protects Your Naples Area Home Finding mold damage in your home can be scary, but the professionals at SERVPRO can help to ease your mind while safely removing the damage.

SERVPRO Safely and Thoroughly Removes and Remediates Mold Damage

The materials making up your Naples home come from a variety of sources, including organic matter. Cellulose might seem too fragile to hold much usefulness in a solid home, but its uses range from sturdy beams to insulation to drywall backing and more. Any of these can become damaged by excessive microbial growth.

Upon discovery of a problem with mold or mildew in your Naples residence, calling a mold damage removal professional can get things under control again. Drying out the home and keeping humidity at a constant and low level helps secure the desired results of remediation. Without controlling the amount of moisture present, microbial activity quickly becomes a damaging force inside your property. After we regain control over the moisture content in your home, we can then begin removing damaged materials and cleaning away the mold growing on hard surfaces.

Because mold propagates itself via spores, it is crucial that we contain these potential colony-starters. SERVPRO technicians typically use the same technology used by hospitals when they need to contain pathogens. Negative air pressure systems may look simple, but we find they effectively prevent both mold particles and their spores from escaping into uncontaminated areas of a residence. We enclose infested areas before we begin removing mold-covered materials.

Once we have the plastic sheeting and air scrubber all in place, we can begin checking to see which materials only require thorough cleaning, and which sections require removal and replacement. We use thick bags and then double them to protect other areas in your home from becoming contaminated as we carry these bags of ruined materials out of your home. While drywall sections might contain sharp fasteners, carpeting sections often contain strips of tacks. We attempt to enclose these sharp objects within the materials, so they do not puncture the bags, allowing any of the dusty mold or spores to escape.

We do not rely solely on the air scrubber used to produce the negative air pressure zone. Other scrubbers help keep any particles able to escape on bags, our personal protection equipment, or that already existed in your home's uncontaminated areas from becoming nuisances. Mold and mildew exist everywhere but often without becoming a problem.

Problems begin when moisture levels rise and permit mold to grow profusely. Because we can control the amount of moisture in your home much more easily than we can control the introduction of new spores from the outside world, we concentrate on this facet. After removing damaged materials and reducing the number of particles and spores in the air, we help homeowners maintain the lowered levels of humidity by installing dehumidifiers, discussing better maintenance of water-using appliances, or addressing other issues such as wet basements and crawlspaces.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island hires qualified and dedicated technicians who then earn IICRC certificates. Mold damage removal helps protect your home from the harmful effects of microbes. Call us at (239) 302-5700, so we can help you protect your home and possessions from this and other disasters.

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How Flood Damage Can Reach Your Home in Old Marco Junction

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Flood Damage Can Reach Your Home in Old Marco Junction Old Marco Junction Homeowners Use SERVPRO for Storm Water Removal

Storm Water Intrusion into Homes and Condos Get Help from SERVPRO

Even if you safeguard your home against the effects of severe weather, it is still entirely possible for an accident to happen and for the structure to suffer from flood damage or worse in Old Marco Junction. Disasters happen, and when you are left in the lurch, a call to SERVPRO can help to get you back on your feet with as little time, energy, and money spent as possible. If your home suffers damage similar to these situations in a storm, call us as quickly as possible to make our services as effective as they can be.

Large-Scale Flooding
Some storms may spiral out of control enough to cause flood damage across Old Marco Junction. In these cases, we recommend contacting SERVPRO as soon as possible to make sure that you receive care quickly. When a heavy flood hits your home, doors and other openings can rarely fight against the raging waters, and most homes end up a soggy, stained mess. Do not worry, though: we prepare extensively for these situations and can tackle even the hardest jobs.
     
Broken Windows
Windows can sometimes break easily in a storm, as high winds or blown-around objects crash into them and shatter the glass. In addition to creating a safety hazard, this provides a portal into your home for rainwater, debris, and other damaging factors. While flood damage incurred in this way is typically light, you should still prioritize help-seeking to prevent mold and other harmful factors from coming into play in the first place.

Ruined Roofing
Some types of roofing, such as shingles and tiles, may have an elevated risk of full or partial destruction during a major storm. It is wise to have wind-storm coverage for the Gulf Coast of Florida. We may be able to close small openings to prevent the wind and rain from entering through your roof. Though we are not roofers, we can try to mitigate damages.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is at the ready after every hurricane and natural disaster to provide storm and flood damage relief to the local area. Call us at (239) 302-5700.

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A Solution to Fire Damage for All Marco Island Hotels

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A Solution to Fire Damage for All Marco Island Hotels Visitors to your hotel expect a clean and good smelling environment to relax in. Contact SERVPRO right after damage for best results.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Keep Your Hotel Running Seamlessly After Damage

With over 80 Marco Island hotels readily available to service guests needs in and around the area, odds that a fire might break out in one or more of these facilities skyrockets. If you are a property owner or manager at one of these establishments, the safety and security of all guests and employees must remain a priority. However, there is always the concern that damage caused by a fire can temporarily or permanently disable operations.

Being responsible for the day-to-day operations of any size hotel can be daunting. However, dealing with commercial fire damage, smoke damage, or water damage in Marco Island after firefighters douse the flames does not have to be. You have access to fully-certified IICRC technicians that specialize in providing safe, clean emergency response services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.  

SERVPRO can provide you with the highly-trained professionals, advanced equipment, and necessary resources to manage your restoration process from start to finish. We help return your property to a quality pre-fire loss condition as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining a safe environment that limits disruptions to guests of your hotel.

SERVPRO can handle any size problem, everything from a single room kitchen fire to a multi-level blaze caused by faulty wiring in hallway light fixtures is well within our wheelhouse, and we show it in the quality of work you receive. We can assist by moving furniture out of harm’s way, and give each item the attention it needs to recover quickly. Our technicians provide quality services designed to adjust to your circumstances and keep you informed throughout the restoration.

SERVPRO works with your insurance company to ensure you receive the results you and your guests deserve. We can offer water removal, cleaning, drying, deodorization and full-restoration services to keep your business running smoothly and help you limit any losses you might experience.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is locally owned and operated, bringing solutions to Paolita Station, Miles City, and Fakahatchee by providing excellent fire damage restoration services to all of our surrounding communities.  Call (239) 302-5700.

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

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Different Types of Smoke Residue After Fire Damage to Your Naples Home or Condo Smoke Cleanup and Odor Removal Are Crucial to Fire Damage Restoration in Naples

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, and the success of a restoration process depends on the type of the residue. While some type of residue is easier to clean, other can be notoriously difficult to eliminate.

SERVPRO technicians can employ different methods to tackle a different type of smoke residue after a fire incidence to your Naples home. The type of the 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 slow and are deprived of oxygen produce predominantly wet smoke residue.

Dry residue is easier to clean, and SERVPRO professionals can restore more material in such cases. Cleaning such residues requires less aggressive procedures and cause lesser secondary damage. That said, as 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 slow 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, that 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.

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Space Heaters Increase Fire Damage Risk in Naples

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Space Heaters Increase Fire Damage Risk in Naples Placing your space heater too close to flammable objects such as blankets, towels, and curtains can cause a fire to start.

Tips for Preventing Fire Damage Caused by a Space Heater

Cold snaps in Naples are rare, but they do happen. Whether a native Floridian or a more recent resident moved in full time or only during the winter, coping with the chill can prove challenging. If the choice of warming the air in your home increases the risk of fire, residents must be cautious. When caution is not enough to evade fire, you need our help to recover your property from the damage.

An apparently simple solution for colder than typical temperatures in Florida is a space heater. A space heater is inexpensive and requires no major installation to bring warmth into a home, making it a popular choice. Naples residents need to know that 15 percent of the fire damage in U.S. homes traces its cause to heating systems, and over 40 percent of these fires attribute to space heaters. We are familiar with the devastation caused by a space heater accident or malfunction.

SERVPRO notes the most common ways a fire starts because of a space heater are the following:

  • Placing blankets, curtains, or other combustibles too close to the heater
  • Tipping of the space heater by children, pets, or anyone who trips over the cord
  • Failing to keep the heater clean of dust
  • Using an extension cord or power strip that cannot handle the load
  • Continuing to use an outdated unit not up to code

The first three expose flammable materials to the intense heat of the coils. A fire set this way burns hot and fast. The last two threaten a possible electrical fire which can smolder or cause a fire between walls in the wiring. No matter what type of fire damage your home suffers, SERVPRO’s highly-qualified crews respond quickly.

Expect our crew to assess the situation thoroughly and design a comprehensive restoration plan to clean, restore, and arrange for repairs. Loose soot and ash receive a dry sponging and vacuuming while the stickier, thicker residues from a fire that smoldered are cleaned with sprays, solvents, and abrasives, chosen for efficient results based on the IICRC coursework our technicians mastered. SERVPRO deodorization specialists then evaluate the need for technologically advanced odor eliminating efforts like thermal fogging or hydroxyl generation if cleaning is inadequate to abate the smell.

Engage the services of SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island with confidence if a space heater causes fire damage to your home. Call (239) 302-5700 24 hours a day to set up an assessment by our skilled fire damage experts.

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Professional Water Removal Services You Can Trust When In Naples

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Removal Services You Can Trust When In Naples Naples Beaches, Zoo, and SERVPRO. Have a Water Damage problem?

Mitigating Damage from Water Infiltration is a Renowned SERVPRO Service

Whether it is a broken pipe or any flooding that is behind the water damage challenges in your home or business, there are specific procedures to follow for successful water removal. If you fail to treat flooding as an emergency, then your Naples property may suffer long-term adverse effects. Exposure of your structure to excess moisture for a prolonged time may lead to further damage, including mold development.

If you opt for professional water removal services in Naples, then you are likely to mitigate the damage. You need to know what is salvageable and what to replace when faced with such disasters, and that is what a certified service provider like SERVPRO assists you to achieve. Restoration as a process is technical, and our technicians are trained to choose the most appropriate methods to use.
 
A substantial amount of water on your property may force us to use submersible pumps when extracting it. Typically, the amount of water on your property determines the technique we use. In some cases, we may heat your rooms to make the wet materials release the moisture into the surrounding air. However, more damage can result when the air ends up with additional moisture. At this point, we put in place dehumidifiers - devices that lower the relative humidity by removing the extra moisture from the air and either capturing the molecules or expelling them to the exterior.
 
Many cases may compel us into using air movers – devices that facilitate airflow and make wet surfaces lose moisture into the air. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians may put a carpet in position and place air movers under it to reduce its drying time. This is called "floating the carpet." If moisture is left unattended to, then conditions for mold growth can result and lead to possible health effects.
 
There is no need for alarm when your property suffers water damage since you can always rely on SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for trusted services. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and be served by industry leaders.

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Getting Your Naples Clinic Up And Running After Water Damages

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Getting Your Naples Clinic Up And Running After Water Damages Our SERVPRO team can get your Naples clinic back up and running faster than you can say "Like it never even happened."

When Water Damage Strikes Your Clinic, SERVPRO Will Be There To Help

You can always expect a doctor’s office to be busy every day they are open. With appointments sometimes scheduled months in advance, your Naples office cannot afford an emergency situation that could require shutting your doors to the people who need you the most. Even with routine maintenance, the plumbing of your office building can sometimes rupture due to circumstances well out of your control.


When this happens, you can be dealing with substantial water damage to your Naples clinic. Especially if the line break occurs after regular operating hours, it could be a while before the problem gets discovered the following morning. With the equipment, records, and patients on their way, this is a mess that you need to have cleaned up quickly and correctly. Our professional SERVPRO team can be there quickly to adequately assess the damages and get to work on setting things right.

The first step in our overall restoration process is to locate the source of the damage and shut off the valve that is continuing to feed water to the broken pipe. While repairing this pipe is also a priority, shutting off the water ensures that the damages do not continue to get worse. Based on your input, our technicians focus on your areas of priority so that irreparable damage does not occur to sensitive records, electronics, or expensive equipment you might use in the office.

To extract the water, our SERVPRO professionals choose from a wide range of instruments. Depending on the severity of the water, submersible pumps could get used in conjunction with wet-vacs. Our technicians work to thoroughly dry the area, even inspecting using thermal imagery for further water damage within the walls and flooring that might get overlooked with the naked eye.

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Our ultimate goal is to mitigate your profit losses and rescheduling of appointments. To accomplish our commitment to restore the damage quickly, it is best to waste no time in calling SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island as soon as you recognize a water emergency. Our rapid responders can be reached anytime by calling (239) 302-5700.

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There is Hope After Fire Damage Incidents in Naples

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage There is Hope After Fire Damage Incidents in Naples At SERVPRO we thoroughly inspect and restore your home after fire damage leaving it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Steps to Restoring Your Home after Fire Damage

There is no worse feeling like watching a fire damage incident take down your valued property, and the fire extinguishing trucks leave your compound. That is when everything becomes a reality, but hard to believe. Even with the frustration, there are some steps you are advised to take as a resident of Naples to restore your property.

During fire damage scenarios in Naples, acting fast is the key to mitigating the damage. If you decide to work with an IICRC-certified company like SERVPRO, then there are some things you should expect. The technicians first inspect your property to identify the source of fire and the extent of the damage. We then look at the kind of residues and the surface of your property. All this is important because we have to clean your property, find out what to restore and replace, address the unpleasant odors and much more.

After inspecting your property, we may find some debris that dissolves better in water - hydrophilic - and some that will not - hydrophobic. On the other hand, some dissolve better in oil - lipophilic - and some do not - lipophobic. Dependent on the type of debris, we choose an oil-based cleaning agent or water-based cleaning agent to do the job. In some situations, we may opt to use lubrication, chemical action, mechanical action, suspicion and dispersion as cleaning methods.

During a fire, all manner of waste is produced and irrespective of its form, cleaning it is necessary. The debris that results from the burning process can combine with water and fire extinguishing agents to form a waste flow of acids. That may make your business area an unsafe place for working and some surfaces to corrode. Our SERVPRO technicians use appropriate cleaning agents that neutralize the acidic waste, and after that, we use suitable deodorization techniques to guarantee your safety.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island responds to all kinds of storm, mold, fire and water disaster. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and learn more about our proven restoration services.

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Fallen Trees Can Allow Flooding of Your Naples House

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fallen Trees Can Allow Flooding of Your Naples House SERVPRO's covers holes in your roof and walls to prevent further water damage and flooding to your home.

SERVPRO Helps Prevent Further Damage after a Storm Causes a Tree Fall on Your Home

Naples might be hit and miss when it comes to torrential storms throughout the year, but when the weather is at its worst, it could spell many damages to your home. The most likely of these occurrences in a severe storm is a tree branch, or an entire tree even, falling into your home and significantly damaging it. While you are likely significantly unprepared for such a calamity, it is possible that this could be just the beginning of the sour news.

When a tree has broken through your home, either on its side or through the roof, your entire house becomes vulnerable to the elements present outside. If you are only just in the middle of a series of significant storms passing through the area, this unfortunate incident could even result in flood damage to your Naples residence. The best thing that you can do is to contact professionals that can help you clean up the mess and prevent further water penetration of your home until the problem gets repaired.

When you contact SERVPRO for the first time, you are going to speak to a live person who is going to get credible information about the problem that you are having. We send someone out to your house from our decorated team of professionals and assess the damage to your house from the fallen limbs or tree. Our techs then begin putting together a plan that allows us to either prepare the area for reconstruction efforts or to repair the damages ourselves, provided that it is not in need of substantial work that falls out of the scope of our usual duties and responsibilities.

If you are already in the midst of dealing with flood damage as a result of the hole left by the fallen tree, this is something that our SERVPRO team is well equipped to handle as well. The name of the game here is to prevent more water from getting into the house from the damage that has occurred and to keep the water that is already present from spreading to other areas/floors of your home before it gets eliminated. This preventative measure usually involves the removal of the downed tree or its limbs. Additionally, tarps or wood are installed to cover the hole as a temporary measure against further water damage while the proper repair gets underway.

All in all, the SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team is well equipped to handle any restoration emergency that you might have quickly and professionally. Do not hesitate to give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.

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Old Lead/Copper Piping Could Spell Water Damage To Your Naples House

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Old Lead/Copper Piping Could Spell Water Damage To Your Naples House Lead and copper piping is susceptible to scaling, erosion, and freezing.

Water Damage To Your House

Lead and copper used to be the primary materials used for indoor plumbing in homes built in the 1980s and earlier. Since this encompasses many homes throughout Naples, it is essential to understand some of the reasons that this material is not used in modern construction. Lead and copper piping is susceptible to scaling, erosion, and freezing. Any three of these problems with the plumbing could result in a water emergency down the road.

While freezing might be among the most likely of culprits for potential water damage to your Naples home, this is conditional. Proper insulation of your home (and individual pipes themselves) can often negate the possibility of the water inside of a pipe solidifying and bursting your lines. For some of the plumbing exposed in areas of the house, you should be able to see if insulation exists.

Scaling is the buildup of minerals inside of the pipes in your home. Often this is a result of having hard water, but that our SERVPRO professionals have found this is not always the case. It is easier for scaling to form and continue to build on lead and copper pipes as opposed to the widely used plastic options in modern construction. Once scaling has gotten bad enough, the pipe can become clogged. While this could present itself as nothing more than a stoppage in water flow, it can also provide an excessive amount of back pressure which can force joints of plumbing apart at weak spots.

Erosion of lead and copper plumbing is often hard to see before it is too late. Many homeowners do not know this problem exists until a hole emerges in the pipe, and water is pouring into the walls or basement of their homes. Our SERVPRO technicians can repair this damage, much like a water break on the supply line in the city, by using clamps to seal the hole.

Upgrading your system can instantaneously prevent these problems from coming to pass, but until you do that, metal materials like lead and copper pose a threat of breaking down and causing significant water damages to your home. Our emergency responders can reach your home quickly after your call and begin work on repairing the source of the damage and putting together a water damage restoration plan for the affected areas.

If your metal plumbing ultimately causes you water damages, do not hesitate to call us at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island any time at (239) 302-5700.

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5 Facts You Should Know About Mold Damage in Marco Island

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 5 Facts You Should Know About Mold Damage in Marco Island Bleach does not get rid of mold, it is important to call SERVPRO to properly remediate mold damage in your home.

Rely on SERVPRO to Properly Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

You have most likely heard about mold damage in homes, or even noticed signs of fungal growth in your own home. It is a fact that at some point most householders find themselves facing a dark green or black patch of growth which they need to remediate. We are all familiar with the unpleasant musty smell of mold. SERVPRO is your local remediation expert, and we are also passionate about providing education to Marco Island homeowners.

Here are 5 facts we think you should know about mold damage in Marco Island.

  1. Mold is already in your home – whether you can see it or not. Many people do not realize that mold is everywhere. The fungus is a naturally occurring organism throughout nature. Because the spores are impossible to see with the naked eye, you do not always see mold’s presence, but it is there.
  2. Moisture is the leading cause of fungal problems in the home. The fungus requires water to grow, which is why it is common in basements, bathrooms and laundry rooms. SERVPRO remediation experts have moisture probes and meters on hand to measure the dampness and pinpoint potential underlying problems.
  3. Bleach does not kill mold. It is a popular myth that bleach is the best way to kill the fungus. However, bleach should not be your go-to remedy. The moisture content of bleach can make growth worse, and bleach only clears away the surface evidence; it does not treat the underlying problem.
  4. Mold can be useful. It was mold which helped Alexander Fleming develop Penicillin, which is one of the most trusted and commonly used antibiotics on the market today. There is even some evidence that ancient cultures such as the Egyptians used mold as a health remedy. Of course, even though mold can be useful, you do not want colonies growing in your home – that is why it is essential to call SERPVRO at the first sign of fungal growth.
  5. Dehumidification and proper ventilation are the best way to prevent mold. Our customers often ask us what they can do after we leave. We suggest investing in a dehumidifier and keeping the humidity in your home below 60%, and between 40% - 50% if possible. We also suggest keeping your home well ventilated.

For help with fungal issues in Miles City, Monroe Station, Marco Island, Wagon Wheel and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 today.

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Commercial Water Damage and Naples Area Bowling Alleys

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage and Naples Area Bowling Alleys SERVPRO is available 24/7/365 to restore your commercial property, no matter the scope or size.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Naples Commercial Property From Water Damage "Like It Never Even Happened."

While cleanup from hurricane season continues across the area, Naples business owners often find that their cleanup efforts cannot remedy the situation every time. Many properties have extensive damages that require specialized technical expertise.

Whenever Naples business owners find that flooding left behind commercial water damage, SERVPRO can help. While many businesses have few different types of surfaces and materials within their doors, bowling alleys pose much more complicated environments than others. We take the development of skills and experience in our technicians seriously and provide internationally-recognized training.

Flooring, as one example, ranges from carpeting to tile or linoleum to hardwood lanes. Game rooms hold massive games and pool tables. Service areas and kitchens create other mini-environments. Cleaning of equipment must take place as quickly as possible. These include pool sticks, bowling shoes and balls, and also sale items. The professionals at SERVPRO quickly adapt their skills to each particular material, so the entire building receives the attention needed to make everything “Like it never even happened.”

Water damages almost every type of material used within a building, including concrete and brick. While these take a great deal longer to show signs of damage compared to other materials, they should also receive drying treatments. Doing so is beneficial because they release moisture back into the environment over a more extended period and can create future problems.

Our drying equipment is quite extensive and includes large air movers, heaters for many different purposes, desiccant machines, and pumps. Using these as the job requires saves our customers time and money. Done right the first time, our water damage restoration services help business owners reopen, so they stay open and engaged in business.

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SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is staffed by the professionals needed for complex jobs such as bowling alleys and other major entertainment venues. Call our local number when your business suffers from commercial water damage at (239) 302-5700. Getting you started toward recovery after any disaster starts with one call.

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Irma’s Hurricane Damage To Personal Property In Naples

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Irma’s Hurricane Damage To Personal Property In Naples Naples Deals with Hurricane Irma with Water Removal Help and Cleanup from SERVPRO

Flood Damaged Possessions in the Naples Area Get Restored with SERVPRO's Help

Hurricane season motivates residents of Naples to make protective decisions as they maintain and upgrade their homes. Newer construction in Florida anticipates the damage hurricanes can do and may help houses retain stability throughout the storm. Flooding still is a risk, and we help remediate damage to personal property even within a hurricane-ready structure.
 
Individuals and families do what they can to ready homes and outside structures to withstand two types of hurricane damage in Naples -- high winds and driving rains. If they succeed with these threats, the fight is not complete as flooding and seepage from storm surge and rain runoff intrudes, and your home’s contents suffer water damage. Our crews are ready to provide strategies that dry out a variety of articles saturated by the sheer amount of water in the area after a hurricane.
 
Although a sturdy and standing structure is excellent news post-hurricane, pictures of residential neighborhoods and condos swamped with feet of standing water obliterating lawns, sidewalks, and driveways illustrate that hurricane damage is not limited to sheared off roofs and shattered walls. SERVPRO’s reputation is built on our quick response to interior damage like soaked carpeting, swelling hardwood floors, and furnishings. If your home looks untouched from the outside, but you struggle with wet documents, pictures, clothing, and more, we are on duty.
 
The flood water needs extraction, and SERVPRO accomplishes this using our vehicle mounted equipment. Contamination is common, and our crews receive ongoing training on the restoration industry’s best-practice response to water tainted with everything from salt water to human and animal waste. Gray and black water are contained and disposed of off-site following local codes. The water soaking through hardwood and subfloors is vacuumed up by professional grade tools, and remaining fluid is pulled out using high-efficiency drying mats.
 
SERVPRO technicians use extractors to remove moisture from carpeting, often removing the padding and replacing it to hasten the process and avoid re-wetting the fibers with inadequately dried pads. Air movers and dehumidifiers reduce moisture levels further as guided by periodic humidity measurements made by our workers.
 
We inventory and help you sort through boxes of irreplaceable papers and heirlooms saturated with hurricane-caused flood waters. SERVPRO works with other firms and may have the capacity, specializing in a freeze-drying process that stops water’s destructive force with ultra-low temperatures and then uses a high-pressure process called lyophilization to remove vapor from objects without the water returning to a liquid state.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island handles all aspects of hurricane damage restoration. Make the call to (239) 302-5700 that leads to a resolution of your post-storm problems.

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Unique Problems That Accompany Flood Damage From Naples Water Heaters

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Unique Problems That Accompany Flood Damage From Naples Water Heaters When a water heater breaks, it can create a significant flood damage problem in your Naples home.

Flood Damage Problems

Water heaters are essential in many modern American homes. We use hot water for food preparation, bathing, heating, and a host of other utilities and functions. However, when a water heater breaks, it can create a significant flood damage problem in your Naples home. Floods from water heaters are different from other appliances for a few reasons, none of them good. If your water heater bursts or breaks, you may be dealing with a severe and major problem. Here are some of the most troublesome parts of any water heater repair job.

Hot Water Effects
While the clean water that flows through home water heaters in Naples creates flood damage that is easier to clean up and deal with on the whole than that from dirty water sources, its heat can still pose some unique problems. Heat may aid in chemical reactions with rubbers and other materials, and could even start a contained fire. We have a comprehensive and well-prepared approach to any flood damage situation, so worry not about these consequences.

High Flow Rates
Water heaters have more liquid flowing through them than most other appliances - and thus, when they break, more water gets spilled out before we can arrive to take charge of the situation. Even in large places like garages where most water heaters are located, we commonly have to deal with standing and well-spread water.

Ceiling Damage
Vertically-oriented water heaters commonly break at the top, damaging not only the walls and floors below but also the ceiling above as pressurized water rockets upward. Ceilings are not meant to withstand heavy water flow, and can quickly disintegrate in the face of these disasters. However, if your water heater breaks in a lower spot or is oriented horizontally, this should not pose a problem in your home.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is a local provider of home damage mitigation and restoration services available whenever you need us. Give us a call 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

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Common Causes of Fire Risk After Flooding on Marco Island

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Common Causes of Fire Risk After Flooding on Marco Island Turning off the circuit breakers or even the main power switch when facing flooding in your home is important for you safety. Contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Take Precautions So That Damages Do NOT Compound After a Flood in Your Home

The last thing you may expect to exacerbate a flooding situation at your property on Marco Island is a structural or material fire. In fact, it happens more frequently than you might think, and can create a safety and property crisis. Learning from our experience and training can help you avoid this dangerous and costly situation.
 
Modern homes run and rely on dozens of electrical appliances. Refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and ranges rule the kitchen. Washers and dryers, water heaters, and HVAC systems fill utility rooms. Electronics, lighting, and even high-end adjustable beds must plug in to operate. We recommend you unplug all of these items and many more you may own not on the list. Also, shut off your circuit breaker panels when you face flood damage to your home.
 
Cutting the power avoids fire risk in Marco Island in two significant ways during flooding. First, the possibility of sparks that could create a blaze is minimized or eliminated. Second, the disconnected appliances and other items can be evaluated to ensure they are dry and undamaged before you attempt to use them again. If the power has been cut to your home during the flood, it is especially important to make sure everything that relies on electricity to operate cannot become “live” when the power restores. The surge in electricity, particularly to submerged plugged in items, may cause fires and put you at risk for electrocution. SERVPRO technicians help determine how to safely re-engage your appliances and electronics after the flood waters recede and the spaces dry.
 
If you fuel a stove, water heater, dryer, or HVAC system with gas, that supply must be shut off as well during flooding. The flow of natural or LP gas in any appliance or to run a generator can create an inferno, with the fire now floating on the flood waters. Flammable fluids of any kind can ignite as they do not mix with water, so oil lamps, kerosene lanterns, and even cleaning solvents, paints, and other chemicals can start a fire despite or even because of the flood. SERVPRO technicians are vigilant about safety when cleaning up flooded areas that also contain volatile substances, following the industry best practices learned during IICRC training.
 
Have wiring and piping inspected before reestablishing gas or electric power after flood water remediation. Hidden damage, shorts, or leaks may result in unexpected fires, including smoldering inside the recently dried walls. SERVPRO works with other experts to ensure the home we helped restore does not contain previously unknown fire hazards.
 
Flood damage need not lead to destructive fires. Follow the lead of the experts at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island, available round the clock at (239) 302-5700, to restore your home without risk of collateral damage.

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Mold Damage Can Hit Your Naples Home Even if You Did Everything Right

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Can Hit Your Naples Home Even if You Did Everything Right Even if you take all the steps to prevent mold, it can sometimes still make its way in your home. If you discover mold, call SERVPRO to remediate.

Rely on SERVPRO When You Discover Mold in Your Home

In books, on the internet, and even in SERVPRO website content, there is a wealth of information available for those who wish to safeguard their homes against mold. Many things can help to prevent mold from reaching your doorstep, and following these guidelines is advisable for the long-term health of your home. However, unfortunately, even the most responsible of Naples homeowners can be hit by mold damage. Even if you did everything right, some types of mold are so adaptable that they can take root almost everywhere, and may start to grow and spread in your home. So, what can you do?

Most importantly, you should not let up on the preventative steps you have taken against mold damage in your Naples home. Not only should these significantly reduce the risk of future and concurrent mold infestations in the home, but they should also slow the spread of any existing colonies. If your home is kept dry and sanitary, the mold should grow very slowly. If you have mold-resistant paints and finishes on objects and surfaces in your home, these should help to limit the spread of mold to a smaller area.

The next step is to call SERVPRO. You should not worry about costs - for a well-kept, clean, and upstanding home, most of our work is completed quickly and easily. Many cases we see in clean, dry homes shrivel up and die on their own, only leaving us the task of sanitary cleanup. Calling us is important because we can determine if anything greater caused the infestation to grow and because we can safely and smoothly handle mold damage of any caliber. If, say, the problem is much larger than initially thought, we can take care of it before it has a chance to get any worse.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island helps locals to remove and remediate mold damage in their homes. Call us 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.  

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Unexpected Water Damage in Naples Traced to Concealed Roof Problems

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Unexpected Water Damage in Naples Traced to Concealed Roof Problems Regular roof maintenance can prevent water from getting into your home. If you need your roof inspected or water damage remediation, contact SERVPRO.

Our Technicians Can Evaluate Your Roof and Siding After a Storm in Order to Prevent Future Water Infiltration

As severe storms pass over your Naples home, you may be congratulating yourself because you see no obvious damage. Unlike other members of your community, you seem to have escaped without any lasting problems. Days and weeks go by, and you begin to notice issues that signal water damage despite an apparently sound roof. An inspection by a water damage expert reveals hidden harm.
 
Rain, hail, and wind can be the straw that breaks your home’s integrity, but the water damage in Naples may be hard to discern on your roof. After a severe weather event, it is wise to have your home inspected for problems a layperson may not recognize until the water flows inside in earnest. Give us a call for a damage evaluation before your relief transforms to despair.
 
Here are some weaknesses to which any roof may be prone, exposed as a growing problem after the winds and rains pass through.
 
Flashings
 
Flashings are the metal seam coverings that seal areas where roof surfaces join, or architectural details meet an expanse of shingles. They are tough and efficient if constructed of high-quality materials and attached properly. If the flashings are aging or begin to pull away from the other roofing materials because of winds or driving precipitation, water can leach under and into your home.
 
Cracked Shingles
 
The shingles may remain on the roof during the storm, but hail or heavy rains eventually speed the deterioration of the protective surface. Small cracks and thinning areas may be impossible for the untrained eye to discern, but you will notice the water that leaks through or under the surface. Shingles have a life expectancy, and water damage can speed the beginning of the end.
 
Vents And Chimneys
 
Any place on your roof where access cuts through for a pipe, vent, or other passageway is vulnerable to leaks. Most roofs are host to a broad array of plumbing vent pipes, exhaust or attic fan venting, heating release points like chimneys and flues, among other protuberances. The flashing mentioned above often is put to work sealing these holes. Any wear or loose hardware causes a potential breach.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is familiar with the many ways a roof can fail due to wear or weather, even if it seems to have come through a big storm successfully. Call (239) 302-5700 to arrange for an inspection, preferably before water damage signals there is a problem.

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Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage Protects And Restores Your Naples Kitchen

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage Protects And Restores Your Naples Kitchen Removing the presence of both smoke and fire damage can return your kitchen to the condition most suitable for cooking and preparing meals.

Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage

Even the most experienced chefs can find themselves distracted while cooking up their latest masterpiece. That distraction disappears as soon as the smoke detector sounds. Because burning food continues to produce smoke for quite a while after removal from the oven, smoke damage can steadily accumulate inside your Naples kitchen and adjacent rooms. Cooking produces sticky by-products in the steam released, especially when the food includes meat and other high-protein items. However, these articles significantly increase whenever food burns, making the odor last longer.

Naples cooks and chefs who find their kitchens marred by smoke and fire damage can revitalize their favorite part of the house through proper mitigation. SERVPRO's technicians work hard to remove all traces of mishaps in your kitchen. If the surprises created in your kitchen included a small blaze that destroyed cabinetry, our Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT) certificates from the IICRC keep us prepared and ready to handle that expertly, as well.

Food tastes a certain way based on different factors, including how it smells to the individuals who eat that particular food. This is why a cold or the flu can change the way food tastes and is often behind the complaint of bland and tasteless meals. Smoke damage can affect the quality of future meals, just as fire damage can hinder your cooking routine.

We understand that serving healthy meals that your family finds delicious is important to you. Removing the presence of both smoke and fire damage can return your kitchen to the condition most suitable for cooking and preparing meals, and we have the skills and experience to make it happen quickly.

Removing charred areas of a kitchen prepares it for restoration work. Eliminating the areas with odor-producing particles tightly adhered accomplishes both cleaning and basic deodorization. Further neutralization of odors may require the use of hydroxyl generators. These are safer than traditional ozone machines and can safely run while people are in the home. These machines can also safely run around damp carpeting and plants, increasing their versatility and the effectiveness of our deodorization techniques.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can be relied on to fix whatever smoke and fire damage woes are affecting your kitchen. Reachable at any time, our local number is (239) 302-5700.

For more about the city of Naples visit https://www.naplesgov.com/.

Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Hurricane in Marco Island

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Hurricane in Marco Island Hurricanes are a major threat to your home but SERVPRO can help protect it!

How to Restore Your Marco Island Home after A Hurricane Hits

Hurricanes are a threat to any area but are especially dangerous for coastal regions. The unique blend of the wind, water, and other inclement weather components makes the perfect storm in Marco Island. Hurricanes inflict billions of dollars of damage in the United States each year, with a lot of this on the Gulf coast of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama.

Flood damage from hurricanes can be costly and overwhelming, which is why you need the assistance of professionals when you go through such a storm. SERVPRO staff is specially trained to handle flooding and water damage restoration from storms, making us the ideal company to contact should your Marco Island home sustain damage from a hurricane.

Upon arriving at your home, our SERVPRO technicians first assess the water infiltration, so we know how extensive the damage is to the structure, and then we develop a plan of remediation to mitigate the water damage and stop mold from growing or severe structural damage from happening.

Water extraction is the next step and needs to be done quickly and adequately. With our industrial equipment such as truck-mounted pumps, we have the water removed from your home as fast as possible. After all the standing water is removed, the studs, walls, and other components of your home must be completely dried. If this step is not used, it can result in additional damage and higher reconstruction costs. Using large fans and dehumidifiers, we also do this step as fast as we can, and check on the equipment daily, moving the fans around if needed for optimal drying.

Mold growth is common after flooding from a hurricane. With wet and warm conditions, an ideal environment for mold to grow, it is a genuine concern. We take the necessary steps for decontamination to remove any existing mold and to prevent further growth.

A storm like this can also wreak havoc on the contents of your home. When you call us at SERVPRO right away, many of them can be restored or saved.

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SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are experts at removing flood waters and drying your home out again. Therefore, do not hesitate to call us right away at (239) 302-5700 if you experience flooding from a hurricane and you live in the areas of Marco Island, Naples, and Naples Manor.

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Mold Damage Control in Naples Properties

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Control in Naples Properties SERVPRO is here for you when mold damage strikes your Naples house.

How Can A Naples Homeowner Control Mold Damage?


If the weather has been significantly humid for a few days, molds may start developing inside the house. Surfaces such as benches and walls are especially susceptible to mold during heavy rainfalls. Humidity can also increase when moisture inside the house evaporates into the air. The problem can become worse when the structure has poor ventilation. One of the contributing factors of indoor humidity issues is drying clothes indoors. The HVAC system in the house can also lead to humidity problems when heating or cooling air within the structure.

If mold damage has overtaken your Naples home, you can count on SERVPRO to deal with the situation. We have efficient tools and products to eliminate mold, and our technicians have many years of experience to ensure a smooth restoration process. Following IICRC guidelines, we can return your home to preloss conditions quickly and professionally, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold thrives in humid conditions and prefers when the relative humidity is above 70%. Therefore, removing water vapor from the air is an important part of the mold damage control. We do this using dehumidifiers, which pull in moist, humid air and then replace it with dry, warm air. The dry air absorbs moisture from wet items like a sponge. SERVPRO uses two types of dehumidifiers: desiccant dehumidifiers (which rely on chemicals known as desiccants to quickly absorb moisture from the air) and refrigerant dehumidifiers (which use the same working principle as air conditioners).

Once the mold is annihilated, deodorization is necessary to neutralize the pungent smell left behind by the fungus. Ultra Low Volume Foggers can atomize liquid deodorizing agents and produce a fine mist that penetrates areas with odor-causing residues. We also use the device to inject fungicides and disinfectants into hard-to-reach areas such as wall cavities.

Thermal foggers are also useful in mold damage deodorization. They discharge solvent-based products in large, dense fogs ideal for confined spaces. The fog is made up of small particles that bond with and neutralize odor-causing agents.

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Mold damage is a serious consequence of water damage that may be hazardous to your health. As a part of your community, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can help you take back control of your house within no time. For any assistance, call us today at (239) 302-5700.

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Understanding Fire Damage in Your Naples Home

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding Fire Damage in Your Naples Home Our technicians can help you recover from fire damage after a disaster at your house. Call today to begin the remediation process.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle ALL Aspects of Fire Damage During the Remediation Process

Fires can be very disruptive and disconcerting. Many people are at a loss for what to do after a fire in their home, which is why when you experience one, you need experts from SERVPRO, a fire remediation company, to help you pick up the pieces. Our technicians skillfully clean and repair the damages left behind, including smoke and water damage.
 
Fire damage restoration in your Naples home can be more complicated than you might expect. There are several kinds of damage needing to be addressed, plus each must be handled differently. You are looking at damage from soot, fire, smoke, and water from firefighting efforts.
 
Soot
 
Fires leave behind a lot of ash and soot. When it mixes with water, you are left with a gray-black sludge which makes cleaning difficult. Plus, it depends on the kind of materials that were burned and how hot the fire was. Dry soot can be wiped up easily. However, oily soot takes more to clean up, especially on fabrics and porous surfaces. SERVPRO technicians can determine the kind of soot which is present in your home and clean them effectively.
 
Fire Damage
 
Fire damage is the most obvious and most straightforward to clean and restore. Many materials have visible damage or are destroyed. Some plastics, metals, and composites have damage which is hard to see and weakens them with no noticeable signs. It is important you have our experts inspect your property after a fire.
 
Smoke Damage
 
The most frustrating damage can occur from smoke damage. The odor lingers for a very long time if you do not let us treat it. Smoke seeps into surfaces in your whole property, getting into floors, walls, and furnishings in areas which weren’t even affected by the fire. We use specialized tools such as deodorizers and air movers to ensure all traces of smoke are gone. We check your ductwork and air filters as well.
 
Water Damage
 
Many people do not realize water damage can result from a fire. Efforts from firefighting often involve big amounts of water. Damage can happen to the plumbing as well, resulting in leaks. Any moisture can create mold damage, so it is important to call us right away once the fire is out.
 
SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island has the experience and knowledge needed to clean your property from fire damage quickly. Just give us a call at (239) 302-5700 as soon as the fire is out so we can get your home back to the way it was.

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SERVPRO Keeps Safety in Mind After Water Damage to Your Marco Island Print Shop

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Keeps Safety in Mind After Water Damage to Your Marco Island Print Shop Our quick action can potentially save your printing equipment from being a total loss. Contact our staff and let us remediate the water damage.

Our Top Priority is to Dry Out Your Business in Order to Prevent Secondary Damages From Setting In

Water damage has an unmatched ability to bring your business to a standstill. Even a small leak can shut you down for a few days during the cleanup operation. Thankfully SERVPRO is available to get things cleaned up, dried off, and ready to resume business quickly – that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
Safety is of paramount importance during commercial water damage remediation in your Marco Island print shop. There are many safety considerations, including structural damage, slip and fall hazards, and electronic equipment safety. We train our technicians in all aspects of site security in line with IICRC-certification and EPA recommendations, so you can rest assured that every step is carried out with safety in mind.
 
Electronic security is often a particular concern for print shops due to equipment such as printers, copiers, and laptops. Our teams use floor standing, and submersible pumps to extract as much water from the floor as possible. We unplug all electronic items and remove trip breakers, fuses and backup batteries before carefully wiping water from all electronics. We also liaise with specialist electronic vendors on your behalf to discuss the drying situation and offer the best chance of restoring equipment.
 
Our IICRC-certified staff is aware of all potential hazards in a wet environment. We check the structure of your print shop and ensure it is sound, and we look out for slip and fall hazards such as loose wires or tack strip. We post warning signs accordingly, so anyone nearby knows what is happening.
 
Another risk in water damage situations is potential mold growth. We assess the potential for mold growth and set up a drying regime as soon as we can because we know that the faster we get your print shop dried out, the less chance there is for the fungus to take hold. Our drying service includes working under carpets and inside walls to ensure there are no hidden corners of damp where mold can grow, or structural damage can continue unnoticed.
 
We assess the water that has entered your property to determine if the damage is from white, gray, or black water and take appropriate precautions depending upon the type of water that is present. We supply our staff with the full range of appropriate personal protective equipment for every situation.
 
Do not let water close your business down. Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 today for help.

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An Answer To Common Mold Damage Issues In And Around Your Naples Area Home

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation An Answer To Common Mold Damage Issues In And Around Your Naples Area Home SERVPRO technicians have found extensive mold growth around windows, both on the outside, and the inside of your home

SERVPRO Has The Answers For Your Mold Damage Issues

Dealing with mold found in your home is quite simple. Mold can develop into various shapes, sizes, and colors, causing health problems regardless of the type that exists. Exposure leads to serious issues all of which no one should ignore.

If you are having mold damage problems in your Naples area home, you benefit greatly from locating professional remediation services you can trust. A fully-certified, expertly trained technician who has the experience, equipment, and resources produce the best results.

There are common types of mold that professional technicians at SERVPRO deal with almost on a daily basis including Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Stachybotrys Atra. All of these forms of mold produce airborne particles and spread throughout your home if given enough time, or the right conditions.

SERVPRO’s expertly trained technicians understand that rotting foods or the buildup of dirt and debris within your home’s ventilation system often produces Aspergillus. If you have ever peered beneath your toilet seat to find a black substance, that is Cladosporium; it likes painted surfaces or fiberglass.

While you may know Stachybotrys Atra more commonly referred to as “Black Mold.” However, knowing which type of mold exists in your home does not help you control it, or remove the conditions that allow it to exist. Home mold testing kits do nothing more than waste your money and crucial time.

These types of mold can trigger common allergy symptoms in both children and senior citizens, while the effects remain slight in a full-grown healthy human being. Enough growth or the emersion of multiple strains can produce unknown results, making it necessary to safeguard your home against mold growth regardless of the type or amount you might see.

SERVPRO technicians have found extensive mold growth around windows, both on the outside, and the inside of your home. Along with the accompanying unpleasant odors, mold leads to damage to walls, floors, ceilings, and a variety of household contents, appliances, and even your ventilation system.

While household mold primarily thrives in damp, wet areas with a constant moisture source such as your basement, shower, kitchen, laundry room, or attic, it can occur anywhere, and exist for extended periods of time, even when the right conditions fail to appear.

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Get help from SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island, find answers to common mold problems in and around your home, today. (239) 302-5700

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Find a Partner in Safety to Deal With Water Damage in Your Naples Area Hotel

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Find a Partner in Safety to Deal With Water Damage in Your Naples Area Hotel Wet floors can cause many types of secondary damages. Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to protect your guests and employees.

SERVPRO Technicians are Equipped Handle Large or Small Scale Water Damage Disasters

Concerns about the safety of both your employees and your guests should always take priority when dealing with water damage in your hotel. A customer could slip and fall, leading to problems that no business owner should ever have to deal with on their property.
 
The company you decide to use to provide you with water damage restoration services in your Naples area hotel should always share your view on safety and maintain a safe environment to help protect everyone involved. Many dangers exist that make dealing with water damage on your property a priority.
 
At SERVPRO we work with our customers identifying hazards that may exist. Performing a full evaluation of your property brings a variety of problems to light, including both structural and electrical hazards, biohazards, issues concerning hazardous materials, infectious waste and mold. Having water invade your property is dangerous, far more so than most imagine. It is important to take the time to find and eliminate safety hazards before any restoration services begin.
 
SERVPRO technicians check for saggy ceilings, condensation in lighting fixtures, or lights filled with water. We ensure that anyone entering the work area uses the appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gloves, goggles, boots, and respirators to remain safe while performing services within the affected area.
 
SERVPRO cares about your business and works hard to provide you with safe, quick, efficient services that help reduce any losses you experience. It is entirely likely that we can help keep your doors open while performing your restoration, although in a limited capacity. However, our technicians are available 24-hours a day, allowing us the opportunity to provide restoration services around the clock.
 
When you are looking for someone who puts your company first, responds fast, and performs impeccable services that exceed your expectations, we are ready to answer the call. We can begin your restoration immediately, giving you the protection and comfort you deserve.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island to learn more about our restoration process or to schedule your initial inspection today, call now. (239) 302-5700

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Reduce Losses Due to Flood Damage in Your Naples Area Home Today

6/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Reduce Losses Due to Flood Damage in Your Naples Area Home Today Don't let a small water leak turn into a full flooding scenario. For any type of water damage or flooding, call SERVPRO quickly to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians are Extremely Skilled at Finding the Source of the Water Damage on Your Property

Accidents happen, even if you take all of the right precautions to protect your family, some incidents are just out of your control. Something as small as a 1/8th – inch crack in a plumbing line in your ceiling, can produce massive damage in your home.
 
This type of problem can occur in any home, anytime, anywhere. Leaving your Naples area property susceptible to flood damage, regardless of what you might do to avoid it. Making obtaining the right insurance coverage and having an ongoing relationship with a local restoration company that you can count on during an emergency, crucial.  
 
SERVPRO technicians understand how massive amounts of pressure push water to various amenities found in your home. The kitchen sink, shower, toilet, and other plumbing fixtures found throughout, all cause potential problems to exist. If that is not enough, most homes also have ice makers, dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters that can also lead to water issues.
 
At SERVPRO, we have experienced incidents that involve small cracks in a pipe sending hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of water into a home within a matter of minutes. Meaning that you have no warning, no stains, drips, or surface moisture until it is too late. An incident like this can come crashing through your ceiling, surge up through your floor, or come bursting out of your walls.
 
Flood damage like this causes damage to insulation, drywall, carpeting or flooring, cabinetry, furniture, personal belongings and more. Having someone like SERVPRO on your side gives you access to expertly trained technicians that know how to perform the replacement, repairs, and restoration services necessary to recover the contents of your home and return your property to a quality condition.
 
Get the help you deserve, from professionals you can trust to take the lead in your home restoration. Someone who reduces the negative impact an incident like this can have on your family, that respects your property like it was their own, and makes every effort to get things back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has IICRC certified technicians, several years of experience producing fantastic results for our customers, and access to all of the latest techniques and methods to help limit any losses you experience. Call today. (239) 302-5700

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Receiving Flood Damage Restoration Services Prevents Major Losses In Your Naples Home

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Receiving Flood Damage Restoration Services Prevents Major Losses In Your Naples Home Furniture affected by flooding often experiences mold growth, splitting, deformation of wood members, or failure of glue joints.

SERVPRO Can Provide The Flood Damage Restoration Service You Need


Receiving the correct handling and emergency treatment for water-soaked furniture or other wooden objects found on your property after a flood can mean the difference between losing everything and preventing major loss.

Flood damage on your Naples area property can result from natural disasters, broken pipes, leaky roofs, or even be caused by firefighters quelling a fire. Regardless of the cause, each item found in your home requires timely, accurate attention to limit damages that may occur.

Furniture affected by flooding often experiences mold growth, splitting, deformation of wood members, lifting of veneers, ruined finishes, or failure of glue joints. SERVPRO technicians understand the effects water has on your furniture and personal belongings and make every effort to mitigate any losses you experience.

Many water-soaked items become susceptible to handling damage making it necessary to think before attempting removal. SERVPRO technicians make on-the-spot decisions concerning moving many furniture items discovered in your home. If moving your furniture would cause additional damage, we carefully place blocks under each corner to prevent further saturation or damage.

Depending on how long your furniture has gone before treatment, mold problems can arise that require special attention. Mold can deteriorate fabrics such as silk or wool, often making a variety of your household furniture items a natural organic food source for mold. SERVPRO places these objects in an environment where we can control ambient temperature and moisture levels, often choosing cold storage until it is possible to address each item properly.

For those items that remain in a dry, safe location on your property, we use air moving equipment to promote even air circulation around all surfaces, removing pockets of moist, stagnant air. Opening doors, lifting lids, and removing drawers can help with this process. However, it is important to prevent objects from drying too rapidly, so monitoring and making adjustments using hygrometers to adjust relative humidity throughout the area makes this process sensitive.


 


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SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can assist you with restoring many of your belongings you may have thought lost forever. Call to receive the services you deserve and get started with your home’s recovery today. (239) 302-5700


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Bathroom Water Damage from a Leak in Naples

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Bathroom Water Damage from a Leak in Naples Your bathroom floor should not suffer water damage unless you purposely let water sit on it, or there is a leak.

Bathroom Leaks Can Cause Water Damage in Your Naples Home

A water leak in your bathroom, if left untreated, can cost you, especially if it leads to serious damage to flooring, walls, and paint. There are some subtle signs you can watch for to figure out whether you need to hire a plumber to fix leaking plumbing fixtures or pipes before things worsen. Also, a water damage remediation company like SERVPRO can help you dry up the water and clean up the damage, including possible mold growth.

Damaged Wallpaper or Paint

One obvious sign of bathroom leaks and water damage in your bathroom is a wall with blistering wallpaper or paint. Most times, steam from showering does not normally cause wallpaper and paint to loosen. When water and moisture get in between the paint and wall, they get rid of the bond and star to separate the two, making the paint rise from the wall and fall off in pieces. The same happens with wallpaper. The adhesive used to bond the paper with the wall gets less sticky, and the paper loosens.

Damaged Walls

A wall which is stained or warped for unknown reasons is a clear sign there is a plumbing leak in your Naples bathroom. When drywall gets exposed to moisture, it softens and starts to bubble, eventually warping and breaking into pieces. If the leak reaches your ceiling, it makes it sag and maybe leak some of the accumulation of water. SERVPRO can come in and help you to stop the leak that is causing the damage, dry the water up and repair the damages done. With special tools, they can find all the moisture, plus any possible hidden mold.

Damaged Flooring

Your bathroom floor should not suffer water damage unless you purposely let water sit on it, or there is a leak. If the floor is cracking, buckling, or starting to stain for no apparent reason, there is likely hidden water. Water from the pipe right under the floor could be the cause, or it might have traveled there from somewhere else.

Depending on what flooring your bathroom has, moisture can make it feel spongy and soft. Tiles might lose their stickiness and loosen, letting you remove a piece easily and expose moisture or water under it. Your subflooring many times is damp as well.

Ceiling Stains

If your bathroom is on the second floor, you could see a leak on the ceiling under the bathroom. Water can also travel far distances, so check for any water stains on the ceiling below as well.

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SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is experienced in handling bathroom leaks, so whatever the cause, they can come and fix the problem for you. They act quickly when you call them at (239) 302-5700 to restore your bathroom back to its original condition without much downtime for you.

For more information regarding Naples, click here: https://www.naplesgov.com

Unexpected Places Mold Damage Hides in Your Naples House

4/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Unexpected Places Mold Damage Hides in Your Naples House Mold can spread quickly if moisture was not eliminated after damage. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate today.

SERVPRO Technicians Root Out the Causes of Mold Damage in Your Home

The danger of managing seemingly minor water damage yourself is missing secondary issues like the leading edge of mold growth. If your home gives off a musty, sour smell, it is likely some moisture remained after you believed all the water was gone. Hoping the smell dissipates is unwise as its source is in all probability mold. The mold detection team at SERVPRO is your best bet to locate concealed pockets of microbial growth.
 
Your carpeting soaked up some driving rain a few weeks ago when the wind blew hard through an open window. Calling in a professional water removal company seemed like an overreaction, so you ran a shop vacuum over it and used some fans to avoid mold damage to your Naples house. Now you worry that skipping a professional inspection was a mistake. Better late than never, invite our mold remediation experts to help determine if mold grew and needed abatement.
 
Unless you lifted the carpeting and dried it on both sides, you left a perfect breeding area for spores in a few different places. The underside of the carpeting offers a network of fibers and cords that provide good cover for mold. Damp padding is also an incubator for mold growth. Final areas that go undetected even by inexperienced or poorly trained restorers are the carpet tack strips. Often made of untreated softwood or particle board, these strips soak up water like a sponge and resist superficial efforts to dry them out. These moisture-laden pieces of wood are a buffet for molds, unseen but not unsmelled.
 
Had our SERVPRO technicians responded when the water first saturated your carpeting, we would have followed a different series of steps. We always pull up carpeting and often determine to replace the padding. It is an inexpensive fix that avoids the collateral damage of mold growth. Tack strips dry out if exposed to air and warmth, and we apply both during almost every job with waterlogged carpeting. Evaluating moisture levels and meeting drying goals give the homeowner the best chance at riding out wet carpeting without subsequent problems.
 
Time passes making easy solutions less effective. Your carpeting and padding now need replacing as mold entangles with every fiber. We contain the area, running an air scrubber to keep airborne spores in place. Carpet and mold disposal follows local regulations, and the subfloor receives disinfection. New padding, carpeting, and tack strips install for a price that you prefer to avoid, but no longer have that luxury.
 
Next time your floor coverings take on rainwater contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for a friendly review of the situation. Making that appointment is as easy as calling (239) 302-5700.

Solutions For Water Damage In Naples

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Solutions For Water Damage In Naples Water damage restoration has the best outcome if trained staff with professional strength extraction equipment are on your site quickly.

Water Damage Solutions From SERVPRO


Visitors look forward for months to a stimulating golf vacation at one of our area’s championship courses. Afternoons spent shopping or relaxing at one of our famous white sand beaches deserve a restful night in your luxury hotel. Be certain that any damage done by a careless previous guest does not ruin a current stay by engaging SERVPRO to abate any moisture issues.

Thousands of travelers visit Florida’s Gulf hotels without incident, but an accident with a tipped over cooler or unsecured shower causes water damage to your Naples lodging. The last thing your next guests want is to walk over a sodden carpet or see dark staining on the bathroom ceiling.

Your clientele deserves fresh and clean guest rooms, but mishaps do happen. SERVPRO awaits your call, ready to resolve any unexpected water issues quickly. If your staff informs you that carpeting is soaked or the tile floor is swimming contact the water damage experts rather than overloading your housekeeping staff with water removal challenges we handle with ease.

Water damage restoration has the best outcome if trained staff with professional strength extraction equipment are on your site as soon after the soaking as possible. Your guest rooms feature plush carpeting and luxury tile, both within our power to return to pre-loss condition if the timing is right. Once we understand the layout of the room and the extent of the water damage, SERVPRO technicians spring into action.

We understand you cannot afford to have guest rooms out of commission during the height of tourist season. Fortunately, our staff receives extensive schooling on the methods necessary to dry floor coverings in place, using techniques that direct airflow under the carpeting without removing it in its entirety. Padding also profits from this method, or we replace just that part as a cost effective remedy while removing all moisture from the carpet and relaying it. Our crew vacuums up water on tile, and checks for leakage below. Air movers and dehumidifiers reduce the ambient moisture in the room and the carpeting. Within hours SERVPRO releases most rooms back, clean, refreshed, and dry, “Like it never even happened.”

Keep your promises to your guest with help from SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island. Contact us at (239) 302-5700 as soon as you note water damage, and we bring it under control fast.

Water Damaged Ceiling Repair in Your Naples Home

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damaged Ceiling Repair in Your Naples Home Don't ignore your water damaged ceiling. Call SERVPRO to investigate.

SERVPRO Technicians Figure Out the Cause of the Damage Before Proceeding with the Repair

Perhaps the most dangerous effect that a water disaster can have on your home is a water damaged ceiling. Water can compromise the structural integrity of your ceiling, which is, of course, a particularly important section of your home. A weakened ceiling could lead to a lot of possible dangerous scenarios – small holes can get much larger when neglected, the ceiling can get warped or sag, or even worse, it could cave in altogether.
 
Many causes of water damage to your Naples home targets the ceiling. In a home with a single story, the damage may be from a leaking roof or broken water pipe. In a home with two stories, damage can be from a leaking toilet or shower on the second floor, meaning that water drips down onto the ceiling of the first floor. Regardless of the cause, the important thing is to pay attention to any water damage immediately, so the problem does not get worse.
 
The first thing to do is to call us at SERVPRO. We can use our professional knowledge on water remediation to find the cause of the problem and to fix any subsequent damage. Upon arriving at your home, we locate the reason for repairs quickly. The first symptom of a water damaged ceiling is staining of a brownish or yellowish color. A sure sign of a compromised ceiling is sagging. Both indicate water damage, even when there is no dripping water.
 
Once our SERVPRO technician finds the problem, we remove the part of the ceiling affected by the damage, which is done by measuring the damaged section and marking the area which is to be cut. A square cut is always made, ensuring all sides are the same length and width, since this is safer, and makes it easier to measure out the replacement piece. If the problem is caught in time, the area should be small, and the work, therefore, is made easier.
 
If there is any water damaged wood, we pay special attention to it, since wood is especially vulnerable to water. The greatest danger here is for mildew and mold to develop in it. We clean up any mold if it is present, and ensure the wood is dry before continuing further repairs.
 
After the area is thoroughly dried, new drywall is put in to replace the damaged section. Drywall compound generally dries overnight, and we apply another coat the next day. Once that is dry, sanding is done before it can be painted to match the rest of your ceiling.
 
A water damaged ceiling is something that needs attention immediately, so if your ceiling needs repair from a water disaster, contact SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island. We can always be reached at (239) 302-5700, and we bring the needed tools and skills to your home to fix the problem efficiently and promptly.

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

3/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation A Few Tips To Help Prevent Mold Damage In Your Naples Area Home Moisture and Mold Are Growing in Your Naples Bathroom? Call SERVPRO

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 extremely lucky, 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 bigger 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 it from happening? 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. 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, while you should also take the time to wash your bathroom mats frequently, once a week would not hurt.
 
Taking all of these precautions may not fully 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

How to Rescue Your Pizza Joint from Commercial Flood Damage in Marco Island

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Rescue Your Pizza Joint from Commercial Flood Damage in Marco Island The quicker that you call SERVPRO after flooding, the less likely you will have secondary damage issues.

SERVPRO Remediates Flood Damage After an Event

In a commercial kitchen, danger can lurk behind every corner. Whether it is out of control frying pans, leaking taps, or appliances on the fritz, being prepared for the unexpected is always a good idea. In a pizza parlor, speed is of the essence. Unfortunately, quick turnaround times put a greater strain on the facilities, and there is a bigger risk of flooding.

If a kitchen flood has hit your pizza joint or takeaway food business, SERVPRO is the place to turn. We have many years of experience dealing with flood damage in Marco Island, and we can save your operation. With access to sophisticated drying equipment, our technicians can remove every last drop of water and leave you clean and dry.

However, the most important part of flood damage restoration for any food business is hygiene. The kitchen must be completely germ-free before you reopen and this requires the use of specialist cleaning chemicals. Keep reading to find out more.

Keeping Surfaces Clean

Fortunately, most of the surfaces in a commercial kitchen are designed to be very hygienic. They are almost always made out of a metal (like aluminum) because it is non-porous. It means that, if contaminated water does touch them, the germs sit on the surface. So, your sink, pizza oven, worktops, fridge, and other items can be wiped clean with a detergent.

These days, many pizza parlors use wood or clay ovens. These are harder to clean; hygroscopic materials absorb water vapor from saturated air. They need to be completely cleared out and all wet wood disposed of in a suitable manner. Depending on the level of moisture, an antimicrobial agent may be applied to kill developing germs.

Using Sanitizers and Disinfectants

When the SERVPRO technicians tackle flood damage in a pizza parlor, they have to think carefully about the chemicals that they use. Striking a balance between hygiene and safety is important. Not all cleaning methods are suitable for a space which handles food. The IICRC approves the use of sanitizers and disinfectants in commercial kitchens.

They are powerful, but they do have limitations. For example, it is always safer to get rid of food items, after a flood, even if they do not feel wet or moist. That is unless you keep your stock in a sealed refrigerator or walk-in storage unit. On the other hand, cutlery, glassware, and crockery can be deep cleaned and sterilized.

Don’t forget that the faster you return your pizza parlor to its former hygiene levels after a flood, the quicker it reopens to the public. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island commits to helping local businesses get back on track. So, call us 24/7 on (239) 302-5700 today.

Being Prepared for Water Damage in Your Naples Emporium

2/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Being Prepared for Water Damage in Your Naples Emporium SERVPRO Provides Mobile App Tool for Water Damage Mitigation and Prevention in Your Naples Business

SERVPRO Offers Emergency Ready Profile to Mitigate Water Damage to Your Business

Part of the success of your gift emporium is its ability to run unhindered and efficiently each day. A few things can, unfortunately, derail your business for an extended period, like water damage. Initially, the damages are severe enough. However, the long-term effects can wind up costing so much more money. You should, therefore, be ready for possibilities such as water damage since the right preparation enables you to recover much faster from problems like flooding or other issues with water. A more rapid recovery means that your business can go back to normal operations as quickly as possible. SERVPRO’s professional and knowledgeable staff can assist you in getting your business running properly again.

 
The right preparation for commercial water damage in your Naples building starts with knowing where the problems can likely occur, and this includes knowing where your water supply lines are so you can cut off quickly and safely. Checking of these lines routinely is important, plus making sure the controls are functioning correctly. You should keep emergency tools in place, easily accessible by your employees, and train them to use them as well.
 
A list of emergency numbers in an accessible area in your office is needed as well, including the number to a reputable water damage remediation company such as SERVPRO. Other numbers you need are emergency response teams and the fire department. The restoration process needs to start as soon as possible after any flooding or water damage, so you need to know whom you are going to call in case of a problem to avoid long term damage. Ask your local SERVPRO branch about the mobile app to mitigate damages called the ERP, Emergency Ready Profile.
 
A quick response to water damage is significant because it is the key to lowering the level of ruined inventory, preventing mildew and mold growth, and letting the destruction be repaired so you can get your business running back to normal as soon as is feasible. Keeping the damage contained and started the process of restoration also means more items are salvaged, and fewer products need replacing. The chance of mold is lowered as well, and the cost of remediation is at a level that you can handle.
 
SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island understands the importance of getting your shop opened back up as soon as possible, which is why we work quickly and efficiently to clean up any water damage your business sustains. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Just give us a call at (239) 302-5700 if a water damage emergency arises at your building.

The Dangers of Device Chargers and Fires in Marco Island

2/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Dangers of Device Chargers and Fires in Marco Island Inspect your chargers regularly. But if you do have a fire, call SERVPRO quickly to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Regularly Remediate Fire Damage


The number and variety of electronic mobile devices which need to charge are always increasing. These include mp3 players, tablets, laptops, cell phones, and e-readers. All chargers for these devices need space to breathe. They put off quite a bit of heat during the charge cycles that must dissipate with the right amount of ventilation. If you cover the devices and they cannot breathe, they can build up the heat and lead to a fire. The lithium-ion batteries installed in these devices have containers that are pressurized that can rupture when the temperature quickly rises, or melt down if it is hot for a long time. If your device has caused a fire, you will need a fire remediation company, such as SERVPRO.

Pillows, blankets, and bedding in your Marco Island home can block airflow and trap heat in your device. Therefore, do not leave your electronics charging on your bed while you are sleeping, as this can easily start a fire and cause fire damage.

You need to inspect your power cords and chargers on a regular basis for any excessive wear, as damaged cables can emit electrical sparks which can start a fire. Frayed or damaged cords should be thrown out right away. SERVPRO should be alerted immediately if you have experienced a fire because of a device charger.

One of the biggest risks is believed to be the availability of cheap, generic chargers. Safety and fire experts have reported that chargers on auctions sites are a lot cheaper than their branded counterparts, but that there is no guarantee that they meet safety standards. It was found that more than half had been wired with sub-standard components, and none of them complied with the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

Different devices need varying levels of charge. Generic chargers, therefore, run the risk of putting too much energy into a device, which causes the battery to overheat. A fire can quickly start, especially if it is left unattended.

Branded chargers are not as likely to create a problem since they are designed specifically for particular devices. They are the most reliable when it comes to fire safety.

Small fires can start quickly, and spread even faster. If your home has been damaged by a device or charger fire, contact SERPVRO of Naples/Marco Island immediately. We have the experience, tools, and skills to mitigate your fire damage correctly. Give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700, so we can come out to your home and go over the repairs and process of remediation with you.

Fire Safety Tips for Condos and Apartments

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Safety Tips for Condos and Apartments SERVPRO Tip: Have at Least One Fire Extinguisher in Your Home

SERVPRO Tips on Fire Extinguishers and More

The U.S. Fire Administration, during a typical year, home electrical problems account for 26,100 fires and $1 billion in property losses, claiming the lives of 280 Americans and injuring 1,000 more annually. Residential fires are often caused by electrical system failures, but much more are the result of overloaded circuits, long or frayed extension cords,  and incorrectly installed wiring, in fact, about half of all residential electrical fires involve electrical wiring.

In South Florida and Naples, fire damage is always possible in many of the apartments are older, so it is important that we make sure our equipment is up to date. If you don’t know how to do this, check in with your landlord, it is their job to make sure everything is up to standards and working. If you do not think your equipment is up to date, let your landlord know! As we have heard a thousand times, “it is better to be safe than sorry.”

Every apartment, condo, or home should be equipped with at least one portable fire extinguisher; SERVPRO  realizes that not everyone is as familiar with this technology as we are, so we have included some tips from our experience with advanced, automated building systems and knowledge of fire, security, and energy management systems. Having a working fire alarm dramatically increases your chances of surviving a fire. Fire extinguishers are one factor for an emergency response plan. Each family member should know what the pre-arranged escape route is to safety. Your home should have smoke alarms that are tested and working (do not forget to exchange out batteries) in all bedroom areas.

How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher
Remember the word PASS:
•Pull the pin. Make sure the nozzle is directed away from all individuals.
•Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
•Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
•Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
Larger facilities such as schools and university dormitories, public buildings, and hospital and medical facilities must also take precaution and heavily monitor each room and hallway throughout their buildings. Unlike a house or apartment, these facilities have hundreds of fire extinguishers which are part of automated systems that are monitored around the clock to make sure they are fully charged and operating properly. Recent technology has made it easier and more cohesive for the facility and building managers to monitor the fire system, HVAC  controls, building-wide communications, and life safety systems through integration in the environmental control system that shares information system-wide.

Overall, it is important to be familiar with your surroundings and remember what you learned in elementary school: stay calm and locate a safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms. Fire extinguishers and alarms can save lives and property, but only if they are working correctly and appropriately managed. Since fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is ready 24/7 to assist you with any water, mold, or fire emergency you may confront by calling us at (239) 302-5700.

Keeping Kids Safe During a Naples Home Remodel

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services Keeping Kids Safe During a Naples Home Remodel SERVPRO Says Keep Your Children Safe from Home Remodel Sites in Naples

Most children love to watch big vehicles and “workers working” so you can only imagine what a joy it is for them to see a dump truck pull up in front of our house and unload a full driveway full of gravel.

When in the midst of a remodel to your Naples home, no matter if it is a small bathroom or a large addition, it is exciting and new for children. It is important to understand that though the workers clean up reasonably well each evening, it is the parent’s job to be the safety monitor where the kids are concerned.

It might look enticing, but that mound of torn up lumber has nails sticking out of it and nasty allergens floating around it. So the first rule of the remodel is a tip from SERVPRO: Kids can only visit the work site with their parents or supervised adult. We insist on either holding hands or carrying them so we can see precisely what they see. Any tools are off-limits.

 Another great tip is always to let your contractor know the number of children in the house, their ages, and whether any of them are likely to be a bit too curious. However, as a parent, you are the first and the last line of defense for your children's welfare and safety.


For restoration and repairs after a damaging event from mold, fire, or smoke, trust the pros from SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island by dialing (239) 302-5700.

Taking Precautions to Prevent Water Damage

1/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Taking Precautions to Prevent Water Damage Water damage accounts for billions of dollars in losses each year for renters and homeowners.

Prevent Water Damage by Taking the Following Precautions

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

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

Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

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

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

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

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

 

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

Commercial Water Removal on Marco Island

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal on Marco Island Books absorb water quickly and need to be handled right away in order to restore. Call SERVPRO today!

SERVPRO Can Quickly Remediate Water Damage at Your Business Location

Restoring a business back to its original state has its own, special requirements. Different property absorbs water and deteriorates at a different rate. Since paper is one of the first items to deteriorate, a bookstore's primary concern is not going to be the carpet or the hardwood floors. It is going to be their inventory. In this case, lowering the moisture level is going to be their first concern and our first task.

It is not going to be an easy one in Florida, but it can be accomplished. The inspector on our SERVPRO response team will use a commercial moisture meter to measure air content levels in every corner in every room. This allows us to determine the fastest plan to reduce levels to normal and restore commercial water damage. As the inspector begins, our team will pump out any standing water as quickly as possible. We need to do this in order to provide a safe working environment for our people and the store's employees.

As soon as it is safe, technicians will set up commercial air movers. This begins the process to replace the damp air with dry air. This not only lowers the moisture level but also pushes air over the inventory, drying books and other property directly.

Once the air movers are set-up, members of the response team will assist the store owner in moving property out of the affected area. It is important to isolate everything that should be thrown out in order to determine what can be saved and returned to inventory. Our team members can also assist in laying out salvageable books and other property on dry surfaces to help facilitate a faster restoration.

In corners or small rooms where air movers cannot be used effectively, dehumidifiers will be installed. These devices can draw up to 30 gallons of moisture a day from the surrounding air.

Swamp walks and Manatee watching is great for the tourists, but many of them still want to lay out on the beach with a good book. The weather forecast is good now, but rain is coming this weekend. Regardless of what business you may own or operate, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to help you recover and reopen your doors. Call us at (239) 302-5700 to get started.

Flooding in Naples Calls for Targeted Restoration Approaches

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding in Naples Calls for Targeted Restoration Approaches Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Storm and Flooding Damage in Your Naples Home or Condo

SERVPRO Keeps Residents in their Homes Whenever Possible

Floods are dangerous and damaging, often completely shutting a homeowner out due to intense damages. This, however, only happens in some of the most serious cases, and most of the time SERVPRO will be able to keep you in your home and only quarantine specific areas. We structure our treatments and equipment to be as minimally intrusive as possible and aim to keep you in your home whenever possible. Here are a few examples of treatments we provide that keep you in your home even as we work.
 
Drying
In most heavy-duty cases of drying in Naples flood damage scenarios, particularly those that make use of our powerful air movers, we cordon off a particular part of the home. This provides two benefits: first, it reduced the time necessary to dry that area, as the air moves at a faster pace in a confined area. Second, it allows the residents to remain elsewhere in the building while drying is contained to one spot. Sometimes, however, the structure may need to be vacated to get access to and dry out larger rooms or central areas. The circumstances will dictate the best approach to drying out any structure while providing the best service to our clients. We work with your insurance company should you hopefully possess flood insurance.
 
Repainting and Refinishing
Most of the time, when SERVPRO begins retouching and repainting materials and parts of the structure affected by flood damage, it doesn't cause enough of a disruption to warrant an empty building. You'll be able to go around our technicians once this part of the restoration process sets in, as they typically only work on a specific area at a time.
 
Mold Testing and Treatments
After a flood, the mold is a fixed factor in the minds of a homeowner and our technicians. We make sure to test rigorously for its growth and implement countermeasures to its expansion as necessary. Unless mold existed before the flood, we could usually section off small areas around any fungi, keeping them contained, and treatments focused.
 
SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island provides quality, affordable restorations for homes touched by floods. Call us 24/7 at (239) 302-5700 for our services.

    

Look Out for These 4 Signs of Water Damage in Naples Homes

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Look Out for These 4 Signs of Water Damage in Naples Homes Often, the first indication of water damage – even before damp patches appear on the walls – is an unpleasant, musty odor.

The 4 Signs of Naples Residential Water Damage

We tend to think of water damage as something that always happens in a dramatic fashion. We imagine heavy rains, storm damage, and burst pipes spraying water in kitchens and bathrooms. However, it also has the potential to happen much more quietly than this.

For instance, if a pipe bursts inside a wall, it may take some time before you notice a problem. Even then, it might not be water that you see. Internal leaks are usually identified by damp patches on walls, areas of mold, and strange odors. Water damage in Naples homes can be insidious, so you’ve got to know how to spot the signs.

If you do suspect that water damage is present in your home, the best response is to call SERVPRO. Our experts are based in your local area, and they are highly skilled when it comes to water damage repairs and restoration.

Discoloured Walls/Ceilings

Before a full on leak develops, you’ll notice a discoloration of the wall or ceiling around the affected spot. This is how you know you’ve got a problem. It needs to be fixed before the water comes right through the drywall or roofing materials. Keep an eye out for expanding yellow and beige patches.

Unpleasant Odors

Often, the first indication of water damage – even before damp patches appear on the walls – is an unpleasant, musty odor. Stagnant water emits quite a strong smell, particularly if it is eating away at wood, drywall, or ceiling tiles. If there is a lingering, earthy scene throughout your property, call SERVPRO and arrange an inspection.

Peeling and Crumbling

When humidity levels are high, paint, plaster, and wallpaper begin to peel. The moisture makes it hard for them to stay sticky and adhered to surfaces. So, a clear sign of water damage (or developing moisture problems) is bubbles and blisters in the wallpaper. If you do spot this, run your hands gently over the affected area. If it is significantly wetter, slimier, or colder than other parts of the room, you may need urgent water damage repairs.

Tapping and Dripping Sounds

In some cases, you can actually hear a leak, even if you can’t see it because it has developed inside a wall or a crawlspace. This is especially common in the case of leaking roofs. If you suspect a problem, turn off all noisy appliances the next time that it rains. Just spend a few minutes moving through the house and listening for unexplained tapping and dripping noises.

 

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It is really important that you respond to water damage quickly. The faster repairs are carried out, the more of your possessions and home can be saved. SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is based in your local area. Get in touch, and we will be onsite quickly. Call 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

Naples Mold Damage

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Naples Mold Damage Once mold spores have enough moisture to expand, they grow quickly, feeding on the surrounding building material.

Mold Damage in Naples

Hurricane and tropical storm season are over once again. We were spared the worst of it for the most part, and Naples Pier is as sturdy as it when it was built over a century ago. Even with the storm threat over, homeowners should still be concerned about possible aftereffects.

Mold damage in Naples can start with just a small amount of moisture and the right surroundings. Even though an area flooded with storm water is now dry, there is the possibility of remaining moisture behind drywall or otherwise hidden in your home. SERVPRO is ready with the equipment and experience to find it and remove it.

Once mold spores have enough moisture to expand, they grow quickly, feeding on the surrounding building material. Often, this goes unnoticed until the infestation has spread to a common area such as a bathroom or hallway or someone smells that distinctive musty odor. If you see or suspect mold damage, call us for a free, initial inspection.

If our inspectors discover mold, we can determine the source and just how far it has spread. Once the affected areas have been determined, our restoration team develops a plan utilizing our extensive inventory of equipment and anti-fungal and anti-microbial cleaning agents available to thoroughly clean and remove the mold.

If the source is found to be behind a wall, we can drill several holes in that area and use special fans to force air into it to dry it out. If this is not successful, that section of drywall may need to be removed and replaced. Moisture saturated drywall is very delicate and can crumble simply by picking it up. Once the section is removed, the affected area can be quickly dried and then the now inactive spores can be vacuumed out.

 

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The weather in Collier county is much better these days, but high humidity and excessive moisture are always normal around here. If you detect that distinctive musty odor or otherwise suspect there may be mold in your home, call us at (239) 302-5700. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to help you secure your home from any mold contamination or any other restoration need.

 

Marco Island Fire Damage & Restoration

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Marco Island Fire Damage & Restoration At SERVPRO we understand that sometimes, things have the ability to go horribly wrong.

Fire Damage & Restoration in Marco Island

Accidental fires happen every day, and they don't just happen to the unfortunate. A simple mistake can lead to a devastating fire that billows out of control, leaving more damage behind that you ever thought was possible.

Luckily, there are many services available through our offices in the local area for all of your Marco Island fire damage restoration needs. When accidents happen, don't hesitate to give us a call, we're happily ready to assist you with whatever you'll need to get back on track.

At SERVPRO we understand that sometimes, things have the ability to go horribly wrong. Having a few friends over for dinner, watching a game or having a barbecue can tire anyone out; to the point to where they feel that some things are better left for tomorrow. So, you finish up the obvious and hit the bed.

The grill wasn't taken care of correctly, the garbage collected during the event didn't get disposed of, and the accelerant used to speed up the barbecuing process is sitting between them, acting as if it doesn't want to be the center of attention.

A high wind hits and topples the barbecue over onto the accelerant; the accelerant quickly spreads along the concrete patio floor to the garbage can. The trash eventually has flames soaring from inside that reach the patio canopy, burns through the screens, molding and even breaks the glass of your sliding door.

Now that the fire is inside, it jumps from fixture to fixture, furniture, and draperies, decimating your family room and heading to the rest of the house with a vengeance. By the time it reaches your fire alarms to warn you of the danger, it is entirely out of control.

You manage to get your family to safety, and the Firefighters easily extinguished the fire upon arrival. But now you have a seemingly unlivable space and don't know what to do next. That's where SERVPRO comes in; we have the expertly trained technicians and experience to assist you with all of your fire damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO responds to your call immediately and begins work to return your home to its pre-fire damage condition. We work with your insurance company and get you and your home the services that will correct your situation with as little interruption to your routine as possible.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Make the call to SERVPRO of Naples - Marco Island today; we're available to you 24/7 and will give you the services and respect you deserve. (239) 302-5700

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