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Can The Odors Be Removed After A Fire in My Naples Home?

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

A chair with soot and fire damage. Soot and smoke can take over your Naples home after a fire, let SERVPRO help you with that.

Smoke Residue and Soot Leave Lingering Odors – SERVPRO Can Have Your Home Smelling Fresh and Clean Once Again

Residential fires make up more than one-fourth of reported fires. The most common causes of house fires include heating, cooking, electrical, intentional, and smoking-related fires. While every situation in Naples is different when it comes to fire intensity and damage, one thing they all have in common is the nasty odors that are a result of smoke and soot.

Can I Get Rid of The Smell Myself?

Many people think merely removing charred and smoke damaged items gets rid of the smell. Smoke residue permeates material throughout the house. Soot can settle into the tiniest cracks and crevices. Removing the pungent odor left after a house fire involves a multifaceted process. Fire damage restoration in Naples is better left to a professional company that has the experience and expertise in mitigating such situations.

Locating the Source of the Odors

SERVPRO has fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) that are well trained. They are also Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified. They know where the smells are most absorbed, such as carpet, ductwork, and insulation. Painted walls, window treatments, and upholstered furniture hold smoke odor as well. Other things that can hold foul odors include:

  • Charred items – These need to be removed as soon as possible as they contribute significantly to the terrible smells. 
  • Insulation – A specialized vacuum is used to remove the affected insulation.
  • Ductwork – If the HVAC system operates after the fire, it can spread smoke and soot rapidly.
  • Water damaged items – These can develop mold and contribute to the odors circulating throughout the house.

Odor Control is Vital to the Restoration Process

Improving air quality means capturing airborne particulates. Soot particles are microscopic, and it requires special equipment to remove those particles. HEPA vacuums, HEPA filters and air scrubbers can be used. Another way to keep soot from spreading is to provide physical containment in places such as vents and doorways. 

If the blaze involved firefighters and hoses, water extraction is dealt with right away. The cleanup of the charred remains takes place next. This can involve both structural components and the content of the home. Before new building and restoration can begin, odor control is required. If not mitigated before this step, the new materials pick up the same smell. Another reason for eradicating odors first is you cannot build or paint over them. 

What is Used for Odor Control and Removal?

Our technicians use a variety of equipment and procedures to remove odors from the home. These include:

  • Time-release gel pellets if the problem is mild
  • Deodorizing cleaning agents
  • Hydroxyl generators to capture and neutralize soot in the air
  • Thermal fogging for strong odors
  • Sealants before painting
  • Deep cleaning of upholstery and carpets
  • Ductwork cleaning

Clothing, linens, and drapes may require off-site cleaning to remove the smells. Dry cleaning and home machine washing may not take care of the problem. Not every circumstance requires all of the above. Our technicians assess each circumstance and determine the proper combination of equipment and procedures to remove fire damage smells from your residence. 

Beyond Odors – Comprehensive Fire Restoration

If your residence has been affected by a fire, it can turn your world upside down. You may find yourself displaced and facing the loss of much of your house and content. Even a small fire can disrupt your daily life. At SERVPRO, we understand how devastating both situations can be to you and your family. We provide fire damage restoration that deals with your situation from start to finish. Our goal is to return your home to you, so it is, “Like it never even happened.” Our crews are committed to making that happen. We are locally bonded and licensed.

 Contractor Licenses:

  • Commercial: CBC1261730
  • Mold Remediation: MRSR2994

We work with you and your insurance company to take as much of the burden of restoration of your shoulders as we can. You may only need a general cleaning and odor removal because of a small fire. Another situation may involve total restoration to the structure and the content. From emergency mitigation such as boarding up to repairing damaged walls, our technicians are there to meet your needs. 

When You Need Help We Are There

Whether you need fire damage restoration for a small kitchen fire or a big house fire, our team is here around the clock. Disaster does not strike when it is convenient. That is why our company is on call seven days a week, including holidays.  Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 for expert fire damage restoration you can trust. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Naples, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island today at (239) 302-5700 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Needs Cleaning and Disinfection in Your Naples Business or Workplace?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

yellow gloved hand holding a blue bottle spraying clear liquid Multiple products used by SERVPRO carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims.

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island Knows What Naples Businesses Need

The CDC and other reliable sources have provided a long list of proper cleaning protocols. Unless a person is experienced in performing virus preventative cleaning, the results may be less than satisfactory. It’s easy to miss areas or perform the cleaning in an inadequate manner.

Sadly, a DIY cleaning exercise may fail to achieve the desired outcome. Most people may believe that cleaning is cleaning, nothing difficult about that. Our Naples and Marco Island area professional cleaning technicians take cleaning to a whole new level.

    •    SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is experienced in detailed cleaning of a variety of surfaces and contents
    •    We understand CDC, EPA, OSHA protocols, and guidelines from trade associations like the IICRC
    •    Professionals use upscale equipment and effective medical-grade cleaners and disinfectants
    •    Our team is highly trained and take pride in their work and do it right
    •    We customize a strategic cleaning plan for your commercial business, public space or home

How does SERVPRO ensure comprehensive cleaning?
Before starting cleaning and disinfection procedures at a Naples workplace, our SERVPRO representative identifies your needs and works with you to implement a plan that may compliment what you are doing, or suggests new and advanced techniques. Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 for more detailed information.

DISCLAIMER: Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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Water Cleanup Services In Your Naples Home

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property If you experience a greywater emergency, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Textile Water Cleanup Services that Naples Residents can rely on

Your kitchen and bathroom drain away thousands of gallons of water each year via a series of pipes, joints, and sewer systems. Over time debris may build up inside the pipe and begin to stagnate. Stagnation could include mold growth, rust, or copper coloring to affect the pipe itself before clogging up the waterway resulting in both malodor and the potential for a sewer backup. In these situations removing pipes or leaving water running could result in large quantities of stagnating water entering the home.

Many residents choose to use professional water cleanup services in Naples to assist with a greywater emergency. Greywater emergencies are characterizable by the presence of microbes, including bacteria, fungi, and potentially viruses. Unfortunately, a body of greywater can infect other areas of the home. These may include your carpets, flooring, or the building materials in your home's construction. SERVPRO offers professional restoration using qualified technicians from the local area.

Our goal when restoring a greywater emergency is to return your home to a sanitary condition. Sanitary conditions are achievable once the level of microbial damage, soiling, and microorganisms are under control, and the home returns to a healthy environment. Sometimes extra care and attention must be given to textiles, which, as a porous material, can absorb both moisture and microbial infestation at the same time. Using proven cleaning methods, SERVPRO can ensure that your textiles- which may include curtains, carpets or upholstery- return to a preloss condition.

The types of fiber of a textile- natural or synthetic- influences the cleaning approach SERVPRO uses. We pre-test the PH balance of materials as well as the PH of the particular type of soiling. Our goal is to return the affected material to a neutral PH by applying acidic cleaning products to alkaline soilings such as those found in greywater; we can effectively restore the carpet or fabric to its reasonable condition. Pre-testing, in this way, helps to ensure that damages are given the most effective treatment.

If you experience a greywater emergency, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

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The Most Important Elements of Water Damage Remediation in Naples

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

pipe leak underneath sink Contact our experienced SERVPRO team when you have leaks due to plumbing. We make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Mitigation In Naples Can Require The Use Of Different Chemicals

Plumbing failures are one of the most common types of insurance claims that take place in the Naples region. Pipes can burst unexpectedly, and before you know it your home is the victim of excessive water damage. The issues created by excessive moisture can vary based on the source of the leak. If the source is freshwater, then different procedures get taken if the source is a sewage pipe that contains "black water."

If the source is "grey" or "black" water, steps to decontaminate items could have to be taken. During water damage mitigation in Naples, our SERVPRO technicians can use a variety of chemicals to help kill any harmful bacteria, parasites, or fungal spores. Chemicals often get used in the restoration industry to help prevent mold growth and to decontaminate any of your building materials or contents that got negatively affected by harmful microorganisms.

In the restoration industry, four main types of chemicals are used when dealing with moisture-related issues. One thing that sets our SERVPRO team apart from other professional mitigation contractors is that we have a vast knowledge of the different chemical types, and we know their advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Phenolics

These aromatic alcohol-based solutions are usually water-based and can work as disinfectants and antiseptics. Their advantages include the fact that they are inexpensive and are effective against a wide variety of bacteria and fungi. However, one setback is that these products have a strong odor.

  1. Quaternary Compounds

Quats disinfect and sanitize by rupturing the cell walls of microorganisms. Quaternary compounds are also relatively cheap and can work against several types of harmful bacteria and fungi. One disadvantage of using these types of products is that they are inactivated by organic matter.

  1. Gluteraldehydes

Gluteraldehydes are sanitizing agents that work well as bactericides and sporicides. These products are non-corrosive and less affected by organic matter. These types of chemicals, though they are expensive and toxic in large amounts.

  1. Chlorine

Bleach products have a germicidal action and can be used to fight viruses, bacteria, fungi, molds, and mildew. Chlorine's advantages include the fact that it can remove stains and has a low toxicity level. However, the chemical has a strong odor, and it can remove dyes.

If you ever suffer from a plumbing failure, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700. We are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Tips For Mold Damage Repair In Naples

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall Safe removal, disposal, and containment of microbial growth are essential to avoid re-occurring property damages.

Forgot to Install a Vapor Barrier in your Naples Home? Use these Tips for Mold Damage Repair

If your crawlspace lacks a vapor barrier, there is a chance that wet weather could cause mold growth. During the winter period, increases in rainfall can result in pooling beneath your home. When the water evaporates, it can increase humidity levels or form damp spots, which are a prime reason for uncontrolled microbial growth. A house with a porous, wooden subfloor can then develop a severe infestation, which may manifest as unpleasant odors or dry rot.

Conducting mold damage repair in your Naples home is a big job. Containing the issue at the source should be an essential part of your remediation prep work. Mold reproduces by releasing microscopic spores into an indoor environment. These spores can be unhealthy in high numbers but also contribute to the more noticeable effects of malodor.

Setting up a containment area, a clean room, and equipment to prevent spores spreading is the first task for a SERVPRO restorer. The general principle of mold remediation is to remove and safely dispose of all contamination and infestation. Common residential building materials like insulation, sheetrock, and drywall are all porous, which is ideal for mold colonies. When disposing of articles with the outbreak, use double-sealed polyethylene bags to prevent spores from escaping when you are transporting them through the building.

Porous materials are often inexpensive to replace. However, natural materials in your home's construction may also be susceptible to infestation. Wood remediation may require invasive procedures to remove the contaminated area altogether. Sandpaper can help to remove several layers from woods, leaving a clean, smooth surface that a SERVPRO technician can refinish using an anti-microbial primer. To ensure that mold problems do not keep returning, you may want to filter any spores from the air using an air-scrubbing device.

Safe removal, disposal, and containment of microbial growth are essential to avoid re-occurring property damages. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

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Choosing SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation in Naples

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

A woman sitting down in a bar chair, with a flooded kitchen. SERVPRO will transform your Napels water damage in a heartbeat.

Naples let SERVPRO take over your water damage.

While Florida homeowners know the risk that water damage can post their homes, storms are not the only issue that they need to be prepared for. A water pipe with 1/8" crack, for example, can release 250 gallons of water per day. This can create environments that allow mold and bacteria to thrive while affecting the structural integrity of drywall, wood, carpeting, and other materials in your home.

If your Naples home has suffered water damage, certified SERVPRO technicians can be at your home within hours of your call to mitigate issues and restore your home and possessions to a preloss condition. If your home requires mold remediation after water damage has occurred, your local SERVPRO is certified to take on the job (license #MRSR2994). No matter how big or small the job may be, this crew is dedicated to making your home safe and comfortable once more.

Educating the Community

Not only do SERVPRO technicians and franchise owners receive extensive education in disaster mitigation, but this firm also offers courses and seminars for insurance agents and adjusters, franchise staff, and real estate professionals.

Courses available include:

  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Fire and Water Damage Restoration courses
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • A non-credit seminar on Mitigation Awareness Response

Your local SERVPRO team also wants to help the community that its members live in because it takes more than disaster relief to help a community thrive. This team works with several associations and Chambers of Commerce to address the needs of homeowners. SERVPRO also takes part and local fundraising and charity efforts, such as those for the MS Society and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.

How SERVPRO Can Help

When SERVPRO technicians come to your home, they can get right to work on mitigating damage from a pipe leak or other water-related disasters, coordinating with property owners and insurance adjusters to formulate a plan of action. If water damage is affecting your walls, technicians can remove baseboards and drill holes in between studs to maximize ventilation for the drying process. Not only does this improve the effectiveness of drying efforts, but it also allows technicians to check on the condition of insulation, and whether it can be restored after it has been affected by water. If your fiberglass insulation is restorable, technicians can vacuum it up and dry it separately while removing moisture from wall cavities.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island  can ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." For rapid disaster cleanup, call (239) 302-5700 today.

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Tropical Storm Damage in Marco Island is no Match for SERVPRO

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment stacked outside or a SERVPRO van Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is equipped and on standby for your emergency restoration needs.

Efforts to Help Marco Island Flood Victims After Tropical Storm  

Hurricane Dorian waned considerably in strength and destructive power once it reached Florida, allowing Marco Island residents to avoid what felt like an inevitable catastrophe. Nearly a month later, Tropical Storm Nestor arrived with a surprising force, hitting much of the community with strong winds, debris, and precipitation that compromised the integrity of many structures throughout the coastal region. Before this storm ever made landfall, however, our SERVPRO professionals were ready to roll out to help.  

Part of being an experienced storm response unit is having qualified technicians ready to address situations like flood damage in Marco Island homes in real-time. The faster that professionals like ours can reach a damaged residence, the better able to protect the house and its people we are. We have trailered desiccant dehumidifiers, generators, and other large loss equipment that can help us to address multiple homes’ damages simultaneously. Tropical storms that hit like Nestor can leave many houses vulnerable to this possibility.  

Because of our ability to prepare for landfall of this widely destructive storm system, we can respond quickly to those in need as they inform us of the damage to their houses and businesses. Because this storm damaged hundreds of properties between here, in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and other coastal communities, preparing in advance ensured that property owners did not wait for the mitigation and restoration efforts they needed.  

With licensed (CBC1261730) contractors, we can help with emergency solutions for structural openings and breaches that can make restoration impossible. Tarping, board up services, drywall removal, and even temporary fencing can help to protect your property while our SERVPRO professionals get to work on mitigating your losses inside the house.  

Preparing for the possibility of events like Tropical Storm Nestor has qualified technicians standing by to begin mitigation and offer real-time emergency construction solutions. We have a full roster of certified professionals on our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team ready to help. Contact us anytime at (239) 302-5700. 

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

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO handle all your restoration needs.

SERVPRO Sets the Bar for Restoration Services in Naples

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

Mold 

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

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

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

Fire

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

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

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

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

Water

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

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

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

Storm 

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

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

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

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

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Naples Residences, Mold Infestations, and the Remediation by SERVPRO--The Smart Choice!

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Remediates Mold in Your Naples Home, and then-Ensures a Safe and Healthy Indoor Air Quality

Why You Should Choose SERVPRO for Mold Removal in Your Naples Home

With its location on Florida’s west coast, Naples residents are almost used to the effects of the storms that strike us each year. What many of them miss are the after-effects with improper water removal, or when a flooded area like an attic is not suitably dried out. In these situations, mold can cause as much damage when it grows unchecked.
 
So why should you choose SERVPRO response teams for mold removal in Naples? Our technicians train extensively to not only remove mold but remove the source of moisture that caused the growth to begin initially. They use the latest equipment and methods to ensure every home is free of active, growing mold when they finish.
 
The SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians (AMRT) start by finding the full extent of the growth and the water source that allows the first spores to develop from their inert state and grow. Once discovered, team members remove the water and dry the immediate area to stop further mold growth. If there is a leak, our technicians can perform minor repairs to pipes, connections, and even replace hoses.
 
Next, they remove the mold. When possible, technicians clean surfaces using cloths and sponges. For thicker layers, they use an anti-microbial agent to break them up for easier removal. If the mold already began to penetrate the surface of roof support or other wood beam, SERVPRO technicians use wire brushes to break up the mold. If needed, they can also use hand or power sanders to remove the top layer and dig out the mold. With our Mold Remediation Contractor License #: MRSR2994, we can even complete the rebuilding, "Like it never even happened."
 
Finally, technicians vacuum up the mold spores, dust, and other particles. Each vacuum they use contains a HEPA filter which is designed to capture almost every mold spore off a surface. Attached hoses direct everything out of the home and into a catch bag to prevent accidentally spreading the mold to unaffected parts of the house.
 
Our goal at SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island is to restore each home to safe, livable condition. If you suspect or see there is mold in your home, contact us today at (239) 302-5700 for an inspection and free estimate. We are here for you.

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Moldy Problems in Naples? SERVPRO Can Remove and Remediate

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Nope, Not a Naples Florida Alien Invasion? Just a SERVPRO Technician Remediating a Mold Infestation

Containment and Remediation for Your Mold-Damaged Naples Home

Mold growth is a misunderstood and underappreciated situation in Naples homes. With so many homeowners battling wet crawlspaces and other damp areas of their properties, mold growth can feel like a natural result of this struggle. With the structural damage and degradation that can result from mold colonization, remediation is a necessary step to take upon the discovery of this hazardous organism, and our team can help anytime that you need us.

Remediation and removal are steps that should happen immediately whenever you discover mold growth occurring in your Naples residence. With the high volume of remediation and recovery equipment that our SERVPRO team keeps stocked, we can respond to these emergencies 24/7 to get work started promptly. The faster that our professionals can get to work on these disasters, the less they can spread and degrade more materials.

We have containment strategies to keep mold spores and the colonies themselves from moving beyond their current scope. Physical barriers with plastic sheeting, antimicrobial sprays, and machines like our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators can filter out spores and keep the effects from mold growth from moving to new areas of your property. Both machines have HEPA filters to trap mold spores, dust, and debris, but the hydroxyl generators can also begin the process of eliminating the harsh musty odor that often accompanies mold growth and colonization.

Our IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians AMRT have effective mold removal strategies as well depending on both the hosting material and the severity of the infiltration. From sanding and spray-on solutions to light abrasive soda blasting options, we can remove the entire hyphae of the organism and the threat before beginning restoration and recovery efforts like reconstruction.

While mold growth might be a misunderstood and underappreciated threat to your home, our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island remediation specialists can help you to overcome this unwanted growth with precision and confidence. That is Why so many property owners trust SERVPRO. Give our professionals a call anytime at (239) 302-5700 to make mold damages “Like it never even happened.”

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

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Call SERVPRO of Naples/ Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 today to schedule an appointment for also Naples Manor and Marco Island.

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Professional Water Removal Services You Can Trust When In Naples

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

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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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Naples Property Owners Understand the Professional SERVPRO Service for Water Extraction

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Naples? The Best Equipment and Crews for Water Removal and Restoration

Why SERVPRO’s Water Removal Services Deliver Premium Results in Naples

Residents of Naples hope to avoid the need for water mitigation in their homes. Unfortunately, circumstances sometimes conspire, a burst pipe or a window left open over a rainy weekend spreading water over your beautiful wood floors or soft, cozy carpeting. This kind of crisis does not quickly resolve with a DIY solution. The training and equipment a professional remediation company can bring to the task are why we offer our services.

It is not uncommon for water removal to be an immediate need in Naples. Water soaks into flooring as a natural course after a leak, spill, or another event exposes your home to significant amounts of moisture. The trick to getting the water out of your house is to match the tools and technique to the specifics of the problem. Our experience and commitment to updating our crew member’s certification in current water removal trends show why we are a solid choice when seeking water mitigation.

The first step we take when determining the proper approach to remove the water is a thorough inspection of the materials affected. Carpeting installed over non-hardwood or laminate floor responds well to in-place drying. The key is that the subfloor does not absorb or become distorted by the water. Our crew stops the migration of water using our truck-mounted extractors and then switches to weighted equipment to express as much of the water as possible. Professional experience is essential to prevent the carpet from delaminating, stretching, or tearing as we run the tools over the same area several times. This expertise is why SERVPRO delivers excellent results.

If hardwood is the primary or subfloor, we use pumps and extractors to remove the standing water. Then we choose from other professional techniques and tools to suction the residual moisture from the planks and the under flooring. Our use of drying mats accelerates the removal. Crew members place, secure, and move the mats as needed, employing negative pressure to draw the water from between and beneath the planks. The competence our employees demonstrate while using the mats proves why SERVPRO invests in this innovative and efficient equipment.

More efficiency during the final applied structural drying phase illustrates why  SERVPRO’s comprehensive water removal effort is needed. The faster we go from water-soaked to normal moisture levels translates into customer satisfaction for our superior outcomes. "Like it never even happened."

Call us at (239) 302-5700 to schedule an appointment. Let us prove why SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island provides the best water removal results.

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Keep Calm and Carry On When Water Damage Strikes Because SERVPRO Has Your Back

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Our technicians can come up with a customized water restoration plan that tailors to your home.

Why SERVPRO Water Cleanup Naples

Indoor flooding in your Naples home can be as a result of the following: a faulty washing machine hose, faulty dishwasher, water heater, broken or leaky pipe. When this happens, your carpet, rugs, furniture, and other valuables placed on the floor get soaked. To combat indoor flooding, you need the help of SERVPRO water cleanup technicians. Here is why we should be your #1 choice.

Locally Owned and Operated Company

No one is best suited to combat indoor flooding than SERVPRO water cleanup technicians in Naples. As a business with national resources, we respond fast to water damage related emergencies. On arriving at your home, we minimize damage caused by indoor flooding. How? By extracting standing water using portable units and drying your home using dehumidifiers and air movers. Also, you benefit from the personal touch of a locally owned and operated company.

Free and Upfront Quotes

We provide free and upfront quotes to all our customers. By doing so, we offer peace of mind as our customers are aware of the costs before the job begins. As such, customers are in a better position to budget, and so, they do not have to break the bank. To arrange for a free quote, call our support team today.

Highly Trained Technicians

As the leading water cleanup experts, we are well trained, skilled and knowledgeable. Thanks to years of hands-on experience, we dry your home quickly and restore it back to its pre-water damage condition. To fast-track the process, we use specialized equipment to extract water and dry your home. The equipment includes moisture detectors, hygrometers, infrared cameras, and truck mounted extraction units. Mind you; the whole process is documented to help validate that your property is dry and ready for occupation.

Unrivaled 24x7 Emergency Response Time

Indoor flooding can happen any time, day or night. To prevent further damage to your home and valuables, you need to make a quick decision. Which is, call SERVPRO water cleanup technicians. As local experts, we provide unrivaled 24/7 emergency response time. By doing so, we arrive at your home within the hour to combat indoor flooding. As a result, we prevent mold growth and damage to your valuables.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

In case of indoor flooding, do not leave your property to chance. Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island via our 24x7 emergency line at (239) 302-5700 and save your home.

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SERVPRO Helps Naples Homeowners Prevent and Mitigates Storm Losses --The ERP Program--That's Why

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Another Reason Why SERVPRO Is the Right Choice for Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Naples--ERP

Take Control of Flood Damage Developing in Your Naples Area Home

Springtime is just around the corner, often bringing severe storms, rains, and flooding to the Naples area that can result in costly damages to your home. There are several ways for you to protect your property this spring, all of which we are going to cover in this article. Remember, it is a much better idea to be over-prepared, rather than under prepared.

After the storm has passed, access to the roof of your Naples home becomes easier, always check for flood damage. A leaky roof leaves unsightly stains on the interior of your home, causes insulation in your attic to retain moisture, and often leads to corrosion, rot, and even mold. In most cases, what you can see is just the tip of the iceberg, leading to severe problems hidden just out of sight.

Professionals, like those offered at SERVPRO, can perform a thorough inspection of your property and provide you with a variety of services to protect your home. Our technicians often catch undetected leaks and offer repairs that cost far less than they might farther down the road. We can also help you organize a personal home inventory, giving you access to a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. You can maintain an inventory of personal possessions, photo’s, videos, and other documentation online that makes processing your claim and receiving assistance during an incident, faster.

Take the time to trim excessive landscaping on your property, any trees, bushes, or shrubbery that might cause problems during rain or high winds. Make sure also to check your gutters and downspouts, looking for damage as well as clogs that tend to misdirect water flow during a storm. SERVPRO can inspect the exterior of your home, checking the foundation, roof, and grading for additional problems. We offer a variety of quality cleanup and restoration services that can help protect your home from water, as well as any secondary damages that often develop around this season. We go the extra mile to help you prevent flood damage--before it begins.

Experience the feeling of true dedication by contacting SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island, today. We offer access to IICRC-industry certified professionals, advanced equipment, and vast resources 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Quality cleanup and restoration services at your fingertips, year round. (239) 302-5700

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

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

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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