Recent Storm Damage Posts

The Secrets of Successful Storm Damage Remediation In Marco Island

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

Marco Island Condo is Underwater

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

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

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

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

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO will keep your dream alive, while your gone.

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

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

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

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

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

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The Definitive Guide to Success With Naples Flood Damage Remediation

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding can affect both the structure and contents of your home. Contact SERVPRO immediately for water removal plus flood damage remediation.

Restoring over Replacing Structural Contents in Flood Damage Homes across Naples

There is a difference between structural contents and personal contents in the home. When large amounts of water enter as a result of flooding the removal of personal contents should be taken care of quickly, placing them in an unaffected area to avoid damages caused by prolonged exposure to moisture. Structural contents, however, are often fixed and more difficult to remove. We have a set of protocols to help restore these items to mitigate losses caused by flooding.

When we arrive on site to repair flood damage in Naples properties one of the first actions is to assess contents. Your SERVPRO technician has the correct protective equipment for dealing with flood water and can take care of removing items on your behalf. Items like cabinets and wallpaper are more likely to sustain damages because they cannot be removed from the site.

There are lots of elements to consider when drying the walls behind cabinets as well as the cabinets themselves. Generally speaking, cabinets without a back are more receptive to drying techniques, but both can be remediated effectively with the right techniques. Using a hole saw, your SERVPRO technician can create an airflow into the cabinet. In circumstances where much moisture is detected, we can use these holes to attach injectidry systems or rapid air movers to reduce drying time.

The space between the base of a fitting and the floor is referred to as the toe kick. These areas can become a hotbed of microbial activity if water enters. We can remove the base of the cabinet and apply an air current into this gap to thoroughly dry it from inside out. As an extra precaution, SERVPRO can apply Biocides to prevent mold from growing after service.

Wallpapers are equally susceptible to moisture, and their vinyl constitution can create a vapor barrier that makes drying the wall behind difficult. Dehumidifiers tend to be ineffective due to this barrier so it may be necessary to remove and replace wallpaper. If this is not possible, or desirable, we can drill holes into the wall cavity and dry from the interior side.

Restoring your structural contents to preloss conditions is what we specialize in, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island (239) 302-5700.

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Some Tips For Flood Damage Remediation in Naples After a Storm

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Floodwaters can quickly submerge the floors in your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and restoration services after an event.

Restoring Flooded Carpets in Your Naples Home

Floods can affect Naples homes in many ways, but saturated materials can prove to be among the most disastrous. Even areas like carpeting can quickly become overly saturated, which can penetrate the subflooring and begin threatening structural supports. A wise solution to protect both this carpeting material and other affected areas of your home is to reach out to trained restoration specialists like ours. We can arrive quickly with the full measure of our mitigation equipment for efficient extraction and drying.

When it comes to restoring affected areas like carpeting from flood damage in Naples, you need the right equipment arriving fast to your Naples residence. Our SERVPRO professionals have state-of-the-art extraction, drying, and cleaning equipment to fully restore flood-damaged carpets in clean water loss incidents. With contaminated water, we do not recover materials, as the risk for bacteria and other hazards is too great to leave installed.

Our team has a 24/7 response to flooding emergencies, arriving with our broad inventory of recovery equipment. For standing water and oversaturation of flooring materials, we can provide multiple extraction machines such as portable sump pumps and the extractor truck that arrives with our Green Fleet. Additionally, we can work to remove the water from carpeting and subflooring materials with the use of our weighted extractor. This remote-controlled device can force moisture to the surface to get removed by the powerful onboard vacuum.

Cleaning the carpets is an important step once we have effectively removed the standing water and dried the affected area thoroughly. With steam cleaning and other premier equipment, we can remove any dirt, debris, or other buildup that could exist deep at the base of the carpet fibers. Not only does this remove any present threat that the floodwater could have brought into your home, but it also improves the aesthetic appeal and function of the flooring as well.

There are many areas of your home that require immediate attention when flooding has occurred, and your carpets are one of them. You can count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team to dry and clean up the mess. Give us a call anytime you need us at (239) 302-5700.

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How SERVPRO Restores Water Damage in Naples

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is no match for SERVPRO.

What to do When There is Flood Damage to Your Home in Naples and You are Away

Living in Naples can be a dream come true. With its beautiful beaches and warm sunshine, it is a delightful place to escape from the rush of a hectic life. It is hard to imagine that such a beautiful place could ever be affected by any disaster, yet hurricanes and storms are a real threat to this area. When excess water causes flood damage to your home, make sure to reach out to the experts in remediation. 

SERVPRO is ready to be your ally whenever there is flood damage to your home in Naples. Even if you are away and need our expert team, we are available 24/7 to answer your call. Our Green Fleet is quick to arrive at your home and make an initial assessment of what needs are present, all while safeguarding your home and its contents. 

The primary concern of our SERVPRO technicians is to extract the water from the premises as soon as possible. The longer your belongings are underwater, the more widespread the damage can be, which is why we bring in industrial-grade equipment as well as more targeted devices to return moisture levels to their appropriate reading. Once we achieve this goal, we proceed to dry the property with the help of air movers, dehumidifiers and other techniques to accelerate the evaporation of water. 

A common byproduct of standing water is the proliferation of mold. Our SERVPRO team is trained to identify the presence of bacteria and apply all necessary measures to eliminate it and prevent any further growth. Under this same premise, most porous materials such as carpets and upholstery, are removed from the home. Removal is necessary due to the black water characteristic of flooding, which can carry harmful bacteria and unwanted organisms. To safeguard your health, we carefully remove any compromised surfaces from the home and dispose of them. 

Once the job is complete, we reassess the damage and verify the disinfection of the property, and that moisture levels are back to normal. If there is a need for further repairs, we help coordinate with you, so the property is ready for the contractor promptly. Our goal is to leave it “Like it never even happened.” 

We hope flood damage is never a factor to your home in Naples but, if it is, SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is ready to help. Just call us at (239) 302-5700 and our team is happy to assist in returning your home to mint condition.

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How SERVPRO Can Help You Sort Belongings After A Flood Has Hit Your Marco Island Home

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician restoring a damaged item after a storm has hit a Marco Island home.

What To Save Or Throw Away After A Flood Damage

Massive storms, heavy rains, and hurricanes can happen without any warning, which can lead to a massive amount of water flooding into your home. Unlike regular water, flood water originates from the sewage which is filled with microorganisms, fungi, bacteria, and other toxins. With flood water, you want to get rid of it immediately before it can cause further damage. The worst part is seeing all your personal belongings destroyed by flood damage. It is heartbreaking, and you might get tempted to keep everything, but that’s not a good idea.

Flood damage in Marco Island location can be very devastating. The important thing is to know what you should keep or discard to avoid further problems. The first thing is to check out the appliances. Appliances like stoves, refrigerators, and washing machines could be restored by a water restoration specialist. However, porous material such as carpets can be easily contaminated, so they should be discarded. As for items that you can save, you can keep non-porous materials such as ceramic, glass, plastic, or metal. You should clean them before bringing them to your new place.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to know what to keep, and what to discard. Luckily, the SERVPRO water restoration specialist can come into your home and inspect the area. They can help you restore damaged items and package belongings that are safe to keep. They can try to fix your appliances or other belongings to the best of their abilities. If you are unsure, the SERVPRO specialist can help you. They can also utilize special tools and equipment to extract flood water to prevent further damage. After your home is thoroughly dry, the water experts can walk you through your site to ensure that you are satisfied with the results.

If you are interested in restoring your home after flood damage, then give SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island a call at (239) 302-5700, and we can promptly send a water restoration specialist to your site.

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

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

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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We Provide Flood Damage Services in Marco Island

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

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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Flood And Water Damage Repairs For Miles City Homes

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

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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How Flood Damage Can Reach Your Home in Old Marco Junction

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

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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Fallen Trees Can Allow Flooding of Your Naples House

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

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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Irma’s Hurricane Damage To Personal Property In Naples

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

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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Cleaning up Flood Damage After a Hurricane in Marco Island

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

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

6/18/2017 (Permalink)

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)

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

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

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.

Flooding in Naples Calls for Targeted Restoration Approaches

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

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.