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Factors Affecting Water Damage Drying for Naples Properties

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

4 SERVPRO employees holding up IICRC water damage restoration certifications Our IICRC certified and trained water restoration technicians use advanced water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to restore your home.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Establish Accurate Water Damage Drying Goals

Home water cleanup can seem like an easy enough task for most Naples homeowners to tackle. However, soaking up excess water permeating area rugs or drywall can lead to potential mold growth or subflooring water damage. Certified professionals can save home occupants time and money with their knowledge of moisture mitigation strategies and drying equipment.

Naples water damage restoration technicians at SERVPRO are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to render home water damage cleanup and drying services. The drying process covers structural materials like wood and drywall and residential contents like upholstery, shelving, cabinetry, keepsakes, and documents.

Conditions That Affect Residential Water Damage Removal and Drying

While DIY solutions may seem viable for home water mitigation, Naples area homeowners may want to reconsider. Various factors impact the success of full cleanup and restoration, including:

  • Volume of water from a leak or flood
  • Time water stagnated on surfaces
  • Type of material affected by the pooling water
  • Access for water extraction
  • Need for possible controlled demolition
  • Weather conditions regarding heating and ventilation of affected areas

Rarely do homeowners possess the necessary equipment for drying water damaged contents and structures. Often many centrifugal air movers, axial fans, LGR-dehumidifiers, desiccant dehumidifiers, containment barriers erection, and ancillary devices must mitigate the damage. 

SERVPRO Establishes Effective Water Damage Drying Goals

SERVPRO water removal technicians scrutinize moisture-affected surfaces with calibrated moisture measurement tools. These include penetrating units for porous items, non-penetrating sensors for surface-level readings of sensitive and non-porous contents, and thermal imaging cameras to detect changes in temperature that can indicate the presence of water damage behind surfaces. This process allows the crew to establish and implement a drying plan to return contents to suitable pre-disaster moisture levels.

After inspecting the damage, technicians focus on the following to establish drying goals:

  • Evaluating and measuring contents unaffected by water to determine the dry standard for the home. This standard creates a frame of reference for successful structural drying.
  • Measuring relative RH and specific SH humidity levels before, after, and during drying to ensure that the dry standard for the home is met in a timely, efficient fashion. Relative humidity in each space needs to be below 50% for structural drying with air movement and dehumidification equipment to be as effective as possible.
  • Documentation throughout the drying process is crucial for adhering to the dry standard and adjusting drying strategies as needed to prevent structures and contents from becoming too dry or being left too humid.

Our office staff and technicians can assist home and business property owners with the execution of a plan developed by the insurance carrier. We can submit realistic costs on a line-by-line basis that insurance companies can accept. In a significant water damaging event, time is of the essence. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island provides water cleanup when homeowners call (239) 302-5700, making homes feel “Like it never even happened.”

Why Naples Homeowners Should Use Professional Mold Damage Remediation

4/5/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks in a parking lot We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate and call right away when you spot mold in your home. We have the right equipment to restore your home.

SERVPRO Mold Cleanup Technologies Can Save on Repair and Replacement Costs

When Naples property owners discover mold in their residence, it can be tempting to remediate it with "do-it-yourself" solutions. While all buildings contain some microbes, total mold removal is not possible regardless of whether homeowners or professionals do the remediating. However, professionals can ensure that spore populations are reduced to safe, pre-disaster levels. 

SERVPRO renders 24/7 mold damage remediation for Naples homes. Restoration technicians are trained to do more than just clean: mold mitigation training includes decontamination and containment procedures that prevent microbes from spreading outside the impacted area. 

How Mold Damage Impacts Residential Structures and Why Fast Remediation is Crucial

Spores tend to settle on building materials in areas with minimal air circulation, elevated humidity, and suitably warm temperatures. Whether the conditions that allow these microbes to proliferate come from construction, stormy weather, or a pipe leak, homeowners should keep an eye out for contaminants on the following materials: 

  • Anything paper or cardboard-based, including drywall, consists of a layer of gypsum sandwiched between paperboard sheets. This construction makes it porous and amenable to mold growth under the right conditions.
  • Check behind fixtures like glue-up shower enclosures for signs of mold growth. Dark growth along cracks in sealant and a distinct musty odor are among the first easily detectable signs.
  • Microbes can also grow on wood and concrete, including home foundations, which can eventually decay essential structures.

SERVPRO Mold Damage Mitigation with Cutting-Edge Restoration Technologies

SERVPRO's diverse mold remediation tools are designed to maximize effectiveness and flexibility during restoration. Technicians must undergo education on mold damage mitigation per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) protocols.

Technicians utilize such equipment as:

  • EPA-registered biocide solutions can be sprayed, fogged, or applied manually with mops, cloths, syringes, brushes, and other applicators.
  • Commercial-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) minimizes the risk of secondary mold damages when paired with SERVPRO's adherence to microbial containment and equipment decontamination protocols.
  • Moisture extraction with rovers, carpet wands, and truck-mounted units for large-scale moisture exposure are essential for minimizing mold odors and making a Naples home inhospitable for microbes.
  • Structural drying equipment includes axial or centrifugal air movers and dehumidification units. The primary mechanisms used in SERVPRO dehumidifiers include low-grain refrigerant coils and silica gel desiccants.
  • A suite of odor control options, including water- and solvent-based sprays and fogging solutions, time-release gel capsules, and scented granules.

After mold cleanup, technicians can reinstall drywall and make necessary repairs to structures impacted by microbes. SERVPRO also cleans and restores contents affected by mold damage with such tools as OSHA-approved immersion cleaning solutions, HEPA filter vacuums, and ozone generators, which can denature mold to prevent inert spores from impacting a home any further. 

We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and can render mold inspection and remediation assistance at any time of the day or night. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is a phone call away from beginning the mitigation process at (239) 302-5700.

How to Ensure Convenience During Fire Damage Restoration in Naples

4/4/2023 (Permalink)

Fire smoke detector If you find yourself in need of assistance with fire damage remediation, call SERVPRO at (239) 302-5700.

Effective Restoration in Naples Homes After Fire Damage

Restoring a property after a fire can take a toll on you mentally. Most homeowners are not familiar with the repair process. There are different aspects involved hence the need to consult a professional team. The problem with fire comes from flames, smoke, and soot. The quest to extinguish fire exposes properties to water or chemical agents. These elements combined can cause immense damage to your Naples home. Getting your home restored fast can help you get over the situation easier. SERVPRO has teams ready to help with any fire damage restoration project.

Fire damage restoration in Naples homes is not simply cleaning up soot from surfaces and items. It involves reconstructing or replacing drywall, floor coverings, and other structural components like cabinets. Behind walls are systems, such as plumbing, HVAC ducts, and electricity cables. When the drywall panels catch fire, these systems may be exposed.

SERVPRO crews assess to determine whether they need professional repairs before reconstructing the damaged wall. If drywall has soaked up water and the fire damages the outer paper layer, our teams help replace it. While a fire is an unfortunate event, it can create the opportunity to give your home a new look, expanding the scope of restoration.

Additional restoration services:

  • Painting
  • Wallpaper installation
  • Fixture installation
  • Smoke Cleanup 

Cleaning smoke and soot can be intensive because residues get everywhere, including where the fire did not reach. Our teams clean soot off the drywall and other surfaces properly without spreading or embedding it and causing further damage.

Mechanical resources for cleaning smoke residues:

  • Compressed air
  • Brushes
  • Vacuums
  • Blast cleaning
  • Rubber sponges

The smoke odor usually dissipates over time. However, cleaning surfaces and removing post-fire residues is a better way to manage odor. For inaccessible areas, like the HVAC ducts, our crews use solutions like ozone generators to neutralize the odor-causing agents.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island fire damage restoration team understands the impact a fire can have and thus responds fast to your call. Call us at (239) 302-5700. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Mitigation for Naples Area Businesses

3/2/2023 (Permalink)

servpro box trucks on location SERVPRO at the scene to mitigate water damage in Naples

Commercial Establishes in Naples Benefit from SERVPRO’s Water Restoration Team

Naples’s business owners are all too familiar with the devastation a storm can causeand understand the perils of leaving water damage unattended for a long time. The impact on the bottom line and customer retention can be unsurmountable, threatening the mere existence of the business. However, small storms and problems like broken pipes or malfunctioning sprinklers can also cause significant damage that requires a professional team to restore.

Businesses in Naples looking for water mitigation services should know SERVPRO is always by their side. Our trained staff and advanced technology come together to methodically clean, dry, and sanitize your place, all while minimizing the interruption to your daily operations. The first step in the right direction when you discover water damage is calling us at our 24/7 phone line. We begin the remediation process as soon as we arrive and ensure it is safe to enter

So what should you do when your business is underwater? Our technicians will guide you through the proper steps and explain their relevance. Depending on the areas affected and what each surface is made of, we have several options in our arsenal to restore them. Sometimes safety dictates that we discard a piece of furniture or carpet or move it to an offsite location for a specific drying technique. Through it all, SERVPRO is there to help. The three main steps to a successful water remediation and mitigation job include the following-

? Water extraction from all surfaces

? Drying of each item and restoration of normal moisture levels

? Application of antimicrobial solutions to deter mold and bacteria growth

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is part of the community, and we’re here to help you in your time of need. Call us at (239) 302-5700 and see what sets us apart.

Taking Care of Mold Damage in Naples Is Time-Sensitive and Urgent

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

seniors at servpro event in line to eat Our Naples area senior citizens and snowbirds trust SERVPRO for mold damage remediation for their condos and homes.

Address Mold Damage Promptly to Avoid Secondary Issues

Mold damage in Naples is common, particularly given the damage from Hurricane Ian in 2022. Some telltale signs of mold growth include a musty smell, discoloration in walls and ceilings, and mold spots typically round, dark, and fuzzy. As soon as you detect any of these changes in your house, it is time to call a reputable mold remediation company to assess the damage and potential ramifications. As with most things, prevention and early detection are key to avoiding significant consequences.

In Naples, mold damage remediation is possible with SERVPRO’s expert help. Our certified experts arrive at your home equipped with the latest techniques and technology to detect and mitigate mold presence. At the core of our effective approach is the use of appropriate cleaning methods that fit the type of mold and how widespread the issue is. Whether it is a chemical, mechanical solution, or a combination of both, you can trust our staff to make an educated decision protecting your home. 

Some of the techniques we might use include the following-

  • HEPA vacuuming quickly eliminates excessive mold particles and sets the stage for a successful process. 
  • They are essential in cleaning the air in your home.
  • For items suitable for wet cleaning methods, using EPA-approved solutions is effective, especially in removing stains and deep cleaning.
  • Not surprisingly, applying antimycotic solutions is also helpful in controlling mold spread and keeping its growth under control.

SERVPRO of Naples/ Marco Island is available by calling us at (239) 302-5700. Our team is ready 24/7 to visit your home and take swift action. With our help, your home will look “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Restoration to Put Your Naples House Back Together

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

heavy rain hitting roof Our area is often exposed to heavy rain. SERVPRO always has a team standing by, ready to begin any water cleanup you may need.

For Bad Weather, there's Water Damage Restoration

Damaging, harsh weather doesn't happen in Naples often, but the effects of a bad storm can linger. If you find your sunroom or enclosed patio saturated, call us. We're experts in water damage restoration. We also know how to prevent identical problems from occurring again, protecting your home from unnecessary damage.

Residents in Naples depend on water damage restoration services to preserve their homes. Storms can pile water and wind-blown debris onto your property, creating an environment perfect for harboring microorganisms and assorted vermin. If such materials pile up, they can keep areas damp, retaining moisture and increasing the effects of water saturation.

Here are different exterior components of your home which might sustain water damage during a storm:

  • Roofing components
  • Windows and doors, and
  • Gutters

In addition to the shingles, paper, and timber creating your roof, other things are often attached to the top of your residence. Satellite dishes, power lines, vents, and the chimney sit here. When the wind yanks a satellite dish from its location, it makes a gap in the roof. If ducts become covered in debris, they can affect your home's ventilation system. SERVPRO can resolve these issues for you.

Sunrooms and patios are only some of the areas of your home with screens. Window screens and exterior screen doors around your house can become torn or ripped from impact by sharp or rough debris. A gentle branch that taps on your window at night can become a fierce tree limb that twists the screen's frame and breaks the glass during an unexpectedly strong storm. We can clean such messes and make the area "Like it never even happened." 

Your home needs gutters to direct water away from the house's exterior and into specific areas for proper drainage. Water that hits your roof can become quite substantial and flooding your home might happen without correct drainage. We can help get these realigned to protect your house instead of becoming part of the reason it sustains damage.

Whenever you need professional water damage restoration professionals, call us, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island, at (239) 302-5700.

Why SERVPRO Uses Dry Ice for Mold Damage Repair in Naples Houses

12/2/2022 (Permalink)

white dry ice pellets on a surface SERVPRO's use of dry ice blasting remediates mold damage with minimal harm to structure and contents in Naples properties.

Blasting Makes Mold Damage Repair Easier & Faster

Microbes like mold need to stay attached to whatever surface they feed on to survive. Once taken away from their food source, they quickly die. In addition to food, they also need an ongoing moisture supply in your Naples home. When mold flourishes, your house needs professional mold damage repair services.

SERVPRO technicians use a blasting technique that acts like sandblasting but with much less mess. We know you want to protect your home in Naples, and mold damage repair is an excellent way to accomplish that goal. Our blasting method uses tiny pellets made of dry ice instead of sand. Although the pellets sublimate into thin air, they still remove mold from durable surfaces, just as if we had used sand, and without using water.

There are other benefits to using dry ice pellets:

  • Nontoxic after evaporating,
  • Do not accumulate, and
  • Never require the additional step of disposal.

Once warmed to room temperature, dry ice becomes harmless carbon dioxide. This gas is the same as a large percentage of the gas people exhale with each breath they take.

Because dry ice pellets sublimate from a solid state into gaseous carbon dioxide, they never accumulate like sand does when using that as a medium.

And since dry ice pellets never accumulate, we never need to dispose of them. All we need to dispose of is the mold that the dry ice blasting removed.

Another benefit of dry ice blasting is that the freezing temperatures of the frozen pellets, although requiring us to wear protective gear, kill the mold on contact.

After removing the mold, we can begin the rest of our mold damage repair project. Removing stains from some areas versus repainting those surfaces is a choice we discuss with the property owner. Using dry ice pellets is a less destructive process on surfaces like painted drywall and finished furniture.

Suppose mold eats into untreated wood too deeply and causes weakness. In that case, we can use our contractor license, CBC1261730 (in conjunction with our mold remediation license, MRSR2994), to restore strength to your home’s framework.

Please call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 when mold damages your home.

Drying Techniques for Efficient Water Restoration in Naples 

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO on job-site SERVPRO water damage restoration specialists have the training and experience needed for your home. We are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Is a Naples Water Restoration Innovator 

Good water damage remediation largely depends on how quickly workers can remove excess water and moisture from your Naples residence. The faster this process, the less severe the overall impacts are likely to be, and the quicker your home can be returned to its pre-event state. Fortunately, SERVPRO knows all the most innovative drying techniques to get your job done as swiftly and efficiently as possible.

SERVPRO’s water restoration experts in Naples are masters at managing indoor environments and know what it takes to eliminate excess water, water vapor, and moisture rapidly. Regardless of whether your water cleanup issue involves basement flooding, burst pipes, or ceiling leaks, our skilled technicians can likely help. In handling such problems, they generally: 

  • Inspect your residence and professionally determine the source and severity of your water leak or other situation
  • Proceed to repair the responsible burst/leaky pipes and ceiling leaks, deal with any malfunctioning appliances causing the water event, and place tarps on damaged roofing
  • Eliminate smaller puddles of water with commercial-grade wet vacs and larger pools of standing water with powerful portable or truck-mounted extractors
  • Install Injectidry systems to dry out spaces behind structural elements such as ceilings and walls
  • Ensure speedy interior drying by maintaining good airflow with the right number of air movers so that warmer, dry air from outside continually replaces cool, moist interior air
  • Manage the indoor environment so that temperatures remain between seventy and eighty degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity is kept under 60% (below 40% after the first drying day); this all helps to facilitate the evaporation process and speed drying

In following these procedures, SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island often significantly outperforms other local water restoration services. So, with this in mind, if you are ever faced with the daunting task of having to clean up after a water-related situation, rest assured that we can assist you. Call us anytime at (239) 302-5700.

The Areas Most in Need of Cleaning After a Naples House Fire

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

dirty HVAC filter after fire SERVPRO can also clean your HVAC system after a house fire at your Naples home.

Structural Soot Removal Can Mitigate Fire Damage in Naples

Cleaning up soot and smoke residues can be a considerable undertaking after a widespread fire loss. Our experienced SERVPRO fire restoration team provides this thorough cleaning quickly to prevent greater damages and manage possible health hazards that could result.

Removing Soot and Smoke Soils from Fixtures and Building Materials

Fire damage in Naples homes can often appear the worst when soot and smoke residues are still on walls, building materials, and contents. Depending on the severity of these conditions, we have several approaches, including:

  • Chemical Sponges
  • Wet Cleaning with Solvents
  • Dry Ice Pellet Blasting

Cleaning Out Soot from HVAC Systems

Soot and other airborne particles after a fire can use pathways created by the running HVAC system to reach other rooms of the house. As a result, the ducts can be coated with soot and smoke residues, requiring our air duct cleaning technicians endorsed by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) to work to remove soot safely.

Achieving Pre-Loss Condition for the Structure and Contents

Our fire restoration professionals aim to achieve a set objective and goal with our debris removal and surface cleaning. As with all fire restoration projects, the desired outcome is a preloss condition, which means returning the property to its state before the fire occurred. This focus makes restoration more efficient and gets occupants back in the house faster.

When your Naples home suffers the destructive effects of fire loss, homeowners look to experienced restoration professionals like ours to return their property to preloss condition. As widespread and damaging as fires can be, removing soot and smoke damage can help make a house feel like home again. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team is ready to help 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

How to Handle Storm Flood Damage in Naples Homes

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with furniture floating around everywhere If flood damage occurs in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately. Our trained technicians will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storm Flood Damage in Naples Requires SERVPRO’s Help

Storms bring different types of damage to homes, such as wind damage, flooding, and hail damage. SERVPRO has been assisting homeowners in rebuilding storm-damaged properties for many years.

We can handle the storm flood damage in your Naples home. After getting to your property, we can act quickly to prevent further flood damage.  Flood water can have contaminants like bacteria. Handling damaged utility power lines can be hazardous. Therefore, leaving the cleanup and restoration work to our team is better. We arrive in personal protective equipment (PPE) to begin the disaster recovery. Our recovery services include:

  • Inspection
  • Contents pack out 
  • Water removal and drying 
  • Cleaning
  • Reconstruction


Our team can assess damage to your property. For the safety of the building’s occupants, we can inspect the weather-damaged structures for structural integrity. We can stabilize the structures and start remediation immediately.

Contents pack out

Our SERVPRO team can handle all damage and contamination issues. We can carefully remove your salvageable belongings and take them to our restoration facilities for a thorough cleaning, disinfection, and drying. We return the items to a home after the restoration process is complete.

Water removal and drying

We can use suitable extraction equipment like extraction units, submersible pumps, and deep extraction tools to remove the floodwater from the building. We often use portable extractors because we can take them into most areas of the structure. Our SERVPRO technicians can also use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to resolve all moisture problems.


Flood damage can cause microbial contamination. Therefore, we use EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants to eliminate the microbes. When applying the products, we use methods and quantities that physically allow the solution to contact the contaminated surfaces and materials. We allow sufficient dwell time for the solution to be effective.


Our SERVPRO crew can perform a complete walkthrough of your residence to determine the in-depth repairs and reconstruction you need to complete. The reconstruction process may include structural repairs, flooring replacement or repairs, and drywall replacement, among other tasks. 

Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island to handle the storm flood damage in your home. Our 24-hour emergency hotline is (239) 302-5700. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

The Emergency Services of Fire Restoration in Naples Homes

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the walls and furniture Cleaning up fire damage in your home is a daunting task. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians that will mitigate the situation.

Our professionals can provide multiple mitigation solutions after an East Naples housefire.

After a fire threatens a Naples residence, it is up to the fast response of our SERVPRO team to begin isolating the damaged areas and providing efficient cleaning and recovery solutions. The mitigation process can help to provide immediate assistance in the overall restoration efforts, combatting primary concerns like standing water or airborne particulates.

What Steps Make Up the Mitigation Process?

Mitigation describes the first actions taken in fire and smoke restoration for Naples homes and businesses. As rapidly as conditions like soot particles and odors can spread throughout a home following extinguishment, having a preferred vendor for insurance work and fire restoration ready to help is critical. Our SERVPRO professionals show that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster by getting these emergency services started shortly after we arrive:

  • Building Inspections – Initially, our team can evaluate the entire property for losses and any health/safety hazards that could hinder restoration.
  • Drying – With water a primary element of the extinguishment process, many surfaces are damaged by pools of water that must get extracted and partially dried before other restoration can begin.
  • Emergency Power – Most of the tools used for restoration are run by electricity, so we must establish portable power if the property is without it. 
  • Reducing Odors – Indoor air quality is a considerable concern, so we deploy HEPA air scrubbers to help reduce airborne threats and odors. 
  • Cleaning – Debris removal and bulk material discarding can reduce the harshness of present odors and soot circulation.

Emergency services are the lynchpin for the entire restoration process, offering the initial actions required to overcome pressing concerns immediately following fire extinguishment. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team is ready to help get this recovery process started when you need it at (239) 302-5700.

Our Professionals Discuss Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning In Naples

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

a daycare facility with chairs and tables and books everywhere Dealing with a water damage scenario in your daycare facility will prevent those types of services from being rendered. Contact SERVPRO 24/7.

Commercial Water Damage Experts From Naples Describe Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning

If a pipe ever breaks inside your daycare facility in Naples, the moisture can spread throughout your building. Wet carpets often account for a major portion of any commercial water damage claim. When carpets get saturated, they can become delaminated and have to be replaced. Slightly damp carpeting materials can attract dirt, bacteria, and they can be a source for mildew-like aromas. When starting any moisture-related restoration project, our SERVPRO technicians extract carpets first.

Our primary goal when mitigating commercial water damage in your Naples daycare building is to dry out all of your building materials, including your carpets as quickly as possible. We start with extraction; then, we move to the applied structural drying or ASD phase. During ASD, your carpets can be floated by putting an air mover so that it pumps air underneath the carpet and dries out your flooring materials and subfloor.

After all of the moisture gets removed and your carpets are dry, there could still be issues that need to be addressed. Your carpets could be soiled from dust attaching to the wet fibers. The water also could have caused staining. Since our SERVPRO technician's goal is to always return your place of business to its preloss state, we often conduct carpet cleaning as a part of the final cleaning phase.

Since you are in the business of taking care of children, we know that your facility needs to have clean floors. Since you have kids' toys placed on your carpets and children running and crawling around on the floor, we know that your floors need to look clean and be sanitary. When dealing with light to medium soils, we often use hot water extraction to clean your floors.

When cleaning with this particular method, we utilize a portable or truck-mounted extractor. The extractor sprays heated water-based detergents and vacuums up the excess moisture at the same time. The operator also moves the carpet cleaning wand in a "V" motion to create agitation that helps remove dirt and stains.

Having clean carpets for your customers' children is vital when running a healthy daycare facility. In the event of a plumbing failure, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700. Once we are finished, your place of business will look exactly as it did before the leak, “Like it never even happened.”

Skilled Fire Restoration Technicians for Smoke Damage in Naples

7/2/2022 (Permalink)

oven fire, panic SERVPRO cleanus up that kitchen fire in your Naples home "Like it never even happened."

Emergency Service Fire Restoration with SERVPRO in Naples Gets Results

When you think about it, smoke stinks in many ways. There are foul, pungent odors, and fire-damaged homes are also subject to corrosion due to smoke’s acidic nature. Whether you had a small stovetop blaze in your kitchen or a full-blown fire in several rooms or floors, your home is susceptible to smoke stains. When left to sit for too long, smoke weakens structural elements and brings a host of risks. SERVPRO features fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) to address smoke damage quickly and efficiently for Naples residents.

How do smoke cleanup and fire restoration in Naples work?

Clearing out debris and smoke remediation are vital factors in the restoration process. As fire breaks out, numerous chemical actions take place. Each material in the home will react differently when exposed to heat, flames, and smoke. There are two common smoke types:

  • Dry Smoke – This comes from burning paper or wood and leaves a dry, powdery gray soot in its wake. This type of soot is easier to clean than a wet smoke situation.
  • Wet Smoke – This black smoke leaves an oily, thick residue that is not easy to clean without smudging and smearing.

SERVPRO’s proven smoke remediation methods

Our professional restoration begins with handling the removal of visible soot. We also have specialized chemical treatments that we may employ to clean and remove non-visible residues. Cleaning ceilings and walls can be challenging for a homeowner to handle as a DIY, but our professional team has the equipment and tools to ensure all surface areas and hidden spaces are covered.

Odor control is paramount with fire restoration and handling smoke residue. We never mask smoke smells but work to eliminate them with air scrubbers that feature HEPA filtration, ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, and other industrial-grade tools and specialized cleaning agents.

When you want professional smoke and fire restoration results, SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is here to help! Call us at (239) 302-5700, so we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage Cleanup After a Hurricane on Marco Island

7/2/2022 (Permalink)

beachfront home broken walls hurricane When that tropical storm leaves your Marco Island home flooded and damaged--Call SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Restoring Your Marco Island Home Post Hurricane

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 on 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.

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.

Mold Damage Control in Naples Properties

7/2/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage on white wall, cracking The best way for Naples homeowners to control mold is to call SERVPRO for professional remediation.

How Can a Naples Homeowner Control Mold Damage?

 If the weather has been significantly humid for a few days, molds may start developing inside the house. Humidity can increase when moisture inside the house evaporates into the air. Poor ventilation can increase indoor RH relative humidity to a conducive level for mold spore germination. One of the contributing factors to indoor humidity issues is drying clothes indoors. The HVAC system in the house can also lead to humidity problems when heating or cooling the air within the structure.

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

Mold thrives in humid conditions and prefers when the relative humidity is above 70%. Therefore, removing water vapor from the air is essential to mold damage control. We use dehumidifiers, which pull in moist, humid air and then replace it with dry, warm air. The dry air absorbs moisture from wet items like a sponge. SERVPRO uses two types of dehumidifiers:

  • Desiccants--rely on chemicals to absorb water vapor
  • LGR-low grain refrigerant that works as an air conditioner

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

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

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island can make your home seem "Like it never even happened." For any assistance, call us today at (239) 302-5700.

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

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall of a house When mold spreads in your home, the professionals need to be brought in. Contact SERVPRO to quickly assess and start the remediation process.

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 antimicrobial agent to break them up for easier removal. If the mold has already begun to penetrate the surface of roof support or other wood beams, 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 / Marco 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.

Why Getting Prompt Water Damage Restoration in Naples Homes is Critical

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a broken copper pipe that is spitting water When a burst pipe catches you off guard, SERVPRO can help. Our team of certified water damage remediation specialists is standing by 24/7.

Don’t delay, call SERVPRO today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

All is Not Lost After Storm Flood Damage to Your Naples Property

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a persons lawn that is covered in water and the porch that is barely visible through all of the flooding Many times after a storm, some of the water has gained entry into your home. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for effective water removal and drying equipment.

SERVPRO is Ready with Flood Damage Response After Naples Storms

Even if you prepared for a recent storm, there is no guarantee that your property will come out of it without issue. High winds and massive rains in Naples could spell disaster for your home and any outbuildings on your property. Whether you now have a leaking roof from storms, damage from debris, or interior flooding, SERVPRO’s disaster response team is there when you need us – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Knowing that you have a friend in SERVPRO can put your mind at ease when you have storm flood damage in Naples. We specialize in storm flooding and water removal services so that we can get your property back to normal fast. Our crews have IICRC training, and we have specialized equipment at our disposal that helps us get your home back to pre-storm condition.

  • Rapid Response
    As a locally owned and operated franchise, we can respond faster and with all of the best resources. This is extremely important as rapid response lessens damage and limits the onset of mold and mildew growth, thus reducing the overall restoration cost.
  • Resources
    Once storms roll through the Naples area, SERVPRO can scale resources to execute restoration for significant weather events or flooding disasters. Our warehouses are loaded with equipment and tools, and we have access to a network of IICRC-certified technicians from other franchises across the country.

We want all area customers to remain safe in storm events

Severe weather can happen at any time, so you should always be prepared. Please keep the following tips in mind:

  • Know the risks – Always check your local forecasts and have a shelter plan before a storm hits.
  • Take action – Put together an emergency kit and always keep essential papers or valuables in a safe place.
  • Call the pros – Contact SERVPRO for professional restorations, emergency cleanup, and peace of mind.

When you have storm flood damage, know that you are not alone. SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is available around the clock. Call us at (239) 302-5700.

Commercial Water Removal on Marco Island

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged book Books absorb water quickly and need to be handled right away in order to restore. Call SERVPRO today!

SERVPRO Can Quickly Remediate Water Damage at Your Business Location

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

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

Technicians will set up commercial air movers as soon as it is safe. This begins the process of replacing the damp air with dry air. This lowers the moisture level and pushes air over the inventory, drying books, and other property. 

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

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

The weather forecast is good now, but rain is always in the forecast. Regardless of what business you may own or operate, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to help you recover and reopen your doors. Call us at (239) 302-5700 to get started.

Commercial Kitchen Fire Damage Restoration for All-Area Naples Businesses

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged stove; burned backsplash SERVPRO's Green Fleet is ready to go to restore your commercial fire damage

SERVPRO’s Naples Team is Here 24/7 for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Any kitchen fire in a home can bring a lot of chaos, but this gets multiplied whenever you have a Naples commercial kitchen fire. Rapid and efficient cleanup is paramount whether you have a restaurant, bakery, or another property with a commercial kitchen. The longer you have downtime, the more you and your staff are out of work. SERVPRO is there for all kitchen fire restoration projects, big or small.

Fire accidents happen without warning, and it is preparedness that is key. Commercial fire damage restoration in Naples with SERVPRO gets a skilled team of fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) at your business, ready to address whatever happened.

Common causes of commercial kitchen fires:

  • Faulty kitchen appliances like ovens, microwaves, gas or electric stoves, hobs, kettles, grills, etc.
  • Leaving cooking food unattended
  • Combustible materials too close to heat or flames

Unattended equipment accounts for about 20% of kitchen fires, while gas and electric stoves account for about 62%.

If a grease fire occurs within your Naples commercial kitchen, you should:

  • Turn off the burner to eliminate the heat source
  • Carefully cover the pot or pan with a baking sheet or metal lid
  • Douse the flame with baking soda or a Class B dry-chemical fire extinguisher
  • Evacuate the kitchen and call 911 to have first responders dispatched.

Contacting SERVPRO gets our Green Fleet to your door within hours of contact with our customer care team. We tackle all harsh residues of soot and smoke particles and remove all charred debris. Our team understands that safety is number one, so we have all areas inspected before reconstruction and fire cleanup begins.

Whenever you need fire damage restoration in your commercial kitchen, you can trust SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island. Call us at (239) 302-5700 – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Unexpected Places Mold Damage Hides in Your Naples House

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close up of mold old can spread quickly if moisture was not eliminated after damage. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate today.

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

The danger of managing seemingly minor water damage yourself is missing secondary issues like the leading edge of mold growth. If your home gives off a musty, sour smell, some moisture will likely remain after believing all the water was gone. Hoping the smell dissipates is unwise as its source is, in all probability, mold. The mold detection team at SERVPRO is your best bet to locate concealed pockets of microbial growth. 

Your carpeting soaked up some driving rain a few weeks ago when the wind blew hard through an open window. Calling in a professional water removal company seemed like an overreaction, so you ran a shop vacuum over it and used some fans to avoid mold damage to your Naples house. Now you worry that skipping a professional inspection was a mistake. Better late than never, invite our mold remediation experts to help determine if mold grew and needed abatement. 

Unless you lifted the carpeting and dried it on both sides, you left a perfect breeding area for spores in a few different places. The underside of the carpeting offers a network of fibers and cords that provide good cover for mold. Damp padding is also an incubator for mold growth. The final areas that go undetected even by inexperienced or poorly trained restorers are the carpet tack strips. Often made of untreated softwood or particleboard, these strips soak up water like a sponge and resist superficial efforts to dry them out. These moisture-laden pieces of wood are a buffet for molds, unseen but still have foul odors. 

Our IICRC trained techs always pull up carpeting and often determine to replace the padding. It is an inexpensive fix that avoids the collateral damage of mold growth. Tack strips dry out if exposed to air and warmth, and we apply both during almost every job with wet carpeting. Evaluating moisture levels and meeting drying goals gives the homeowner the best chance to ride out wet carpeting without subsequent problems. 

Time passes, making easy solutions less effective. Your carpeting and padding now need replacing as mold entangles with every fiber. We contain the area, running an air scrubber to keep airborne spores in place. Carpet and mold disposal follows local regulations, and the subfloor receives disinfection. New padding, carpeting, and tack strips install for a price you prefer to avoid but no longer have that luxury. 

Next time your floor coverings take on rainwater, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for a friendly review of the situation. Making that appointment is as easy as calling (239) 302-5700.

How to Rescue Your Kitchen from Flood Damage on Marco Island

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

outside view of flooded home 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 your kitchen, danger can lurk behind every corner. Whether from out-of-control frying pans, leaking taps, or appliances on the fritz, preparing for the unexpected is always a good idea. In a flood situation, speed is of the essence. Unfortunately, quick turnaround times put a more significant strain on the facilities, and there is a more considerable risk of flooding. 

If a flood has hit your kitchen or any area of your home, SERVPRO is the place to turn. We have many years of experience dealing with flood damage on Marco Island, and we can minimize the damage. With access to sophisticated drying equipment, our technicians can remove every last drop of water and leave you clean and dry. 

However, an essential part of flood damage restoration for any food preparation area is hygeine. The kitchen must be completely germ-free, which requires special cleaning chemicals. Keep reading to find out more. 

Keeping Surfaces Clean 

Fortunately, most of the surfaces in a kitchen are designed to be very hygienic. Counters are almost always made out of stone (like granite) 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 homes have multiple cooking appliances. 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 properly. An antimicrobial agent may be applied to kill developing germs depending on the moisture level. 

Using Sanitizers and Disinfectants 

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

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island commits to helping local residents get back on track. So, call us 24/7 at (239) 302-5700 today.

Bathroom Water Damage from a Leak in Naples

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Woman on phone calling plumber after major water leak under sink Your bathroom floor should not suffer water damage unless you purposely let water sit on it, or there is a leak.

Bathroom Leaks Can Cause Water Damage in Your Naples Home

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

Damaged Wallpaper or Paint 

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

Damaged Walls 

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

Damaged Flooring 

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

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

Ceiling Stains 

If your bathroom is on the second floor, you could see a leak on the ceiling under the bathroom. Because water can also travel far distances, it is essential to check for any water stains on the ceiling below.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is experienced in handling bathroom leaks, so whatever the cause, they can come and fix the problem for you. They quickly act when you call them at (239) 302-5700 to restore your bathroom to its original condition.

Effective Mold Damage Removal in Naples Requires a Good Plan

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heavy mold on wall Our team is IICRC trained so we can quickly remediate the mold damage in your home.

SERVPRO Follows IICRC Procedures for Mold Damage Removal in Naples

Not all Naples area mold remediation firms have a well-designed or standardized plan of action for completing their work. This disorganized approach to inspection, cleanup, and restoration projects can lead to problems. Fortunately, companies like SERVPRO follow professional, industry-supported procedures to finish your job quickly and effectively.

Naples mold damage removal experts like those at SERVPRO are expertly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Thus, educated and qualified, our mold specialists know all of the best practices for mold inspection, mold removal, and black mold damage repairs. In general, they adhere to the following guidelines when dealing with mold:

  • The mold-causing moisture issue should be identified, located, and fixed so that it does not cause future mold-related problems
  • Occupants and workers should have their exposure to mold limited as much as possible and clean areas should be properly protected from contamination
  • Interior environmental conditions and mold remediation efforts should be thoroughly documented and monitored until things are returned to normal
  • Mold should be contained at its source with proper equipment, like negative air machines, to prevent contamination from spreading to other areas
  • Workers need to remove mold above normal levels by damp wiping impacted surfaces with detergent-laden sponges, vacuuming it into HEPA filters, or simply removing mold-damaged items

SERVPRO can usually return your residence to its pre-mold state in less time than other local remediators by remaining mindful of these principles and completing its projects accordingly.

With all that said, if you are ever in need of mold damage removal services, don’t hesitate to call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island. We are ready for your call at (239) 302-5700 whenever you need our assistance.

Understanding Fire Damage in Your Naples Home

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

fire trucks and hoses being used to put out house fire Our technicians can help you recover from fire damage after a disaster at your house. Call today to begin the remediation process.

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

Fires can be very disruptive and upsetting. Many people are at a loss for what to do after a fire in their home, which is why when you experience one, you need experts from SERVPRO, a fire remediation company, to help you pick up the pieces. Our technicians skillfully clean and repair the damages left behind, including smoke and water damage. 

Fire damage restoration in your Naples home can be more complicated than you might expect. Several kinds of damage need to be addressed, plus each needs to be handled differently. You are looking at damage from soot, fire, smoke, and water from firefighting efforts. 


Fires leave behind a lot of ash and soot. When it mixes with water, you are left with a gray-black sludge which makes cleaning difficult. Plus, it depends on the materials burned and how hot the fire was. It is easy to remove dry soot easily; however, oily soot takes more to clean up, especially on fabrics and porous surfaces. SERVPRO technicians can determine the kind of soot present in your home and clean them effectively. 

Fire Damage 

Fire damage is the most obvious and most straightforward to clean and restore. Many materials have visible damage or are destroyed. Some plastics, metals, and composites have damage that is hard to see and weakens them with no noticeable signs. It is important you have our experts inspect your property after a fire. 

Smoke Damage 

The most frustrating damage can occur from smoke damage. The odor lingers for a very long time if you do not let us treat it. Smoke seeps into surfaces in your whole property, getting into floors, walls, and furnishings in areas that weren’t even affected by the fire. We use specialized tools such as deodorizers and air movers to ensure all traces of smoke are gone. We check your ductwork and air filters as well. 

Water Damage 

Many people do not realize water damage can result from a fire. Efforts from firefighting often involve large amounts of water. Damage can happen to the plumbing as well, resulting in leaks. Any moisture can create mold damage, so it is essential to call us right away once the fire is out. 

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island has the experience and knowledge needed to quickly clean your property from fire damage. Just give us a call at (239) 302-5700 as soon as the fire is out so we can get your home back to the way it was. 

Water Damaged Ceiling Repair in Your Naples Home

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water damaged ceiling; water stains on ceiling Don't ignore your water damaged ceiling. Call SERVPRO to investigate.

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

Perhaps the most dangerous effect a water disaster can have on your home is ceiling water damage. Water can compromise the structural integrity of your ceiling, which is, of course, a critical section of your home. A weakened ceiling could lead to many possible dangerous scenarios – small holes can get much more significant when neglected, the ceiling can get warped or sag, or even worse, it could cave in altogether. 

Many causes of water damage to your Naples home targets the ceiling. In a house with a single story, the damage may be from a leaking roof or broken water pipe. In a home with two levels, damage can be from a leaking toilet or shower that can impact the first floor's ceiling. Regardless of the cause, the important thing is always to address water damage so the problem does not worsen. 

The first thing to do is to call us at SERVPRO. We can use our professional knowledge on water remediation to find the root cause and fix any subsequent damage. Upon arriving at your home, we locate the reason for repairs quickly. The first symptom of a water damaged ceiling is staining of a brownish or yellowish color. A sure sign of a compromised ceiling is sagging. Both indicate water damage, even when there is no dripping water. 

Once our SERVPRO technician finds the problem, we remove the part of the ceiling affected by the damage, which is done by measuring the damaged section and marking the area to be cut. A square cut is made, making it easier to measure out the replacement piece. If the problem is caught in time, the area should be small, making the work easier. 

We pay attention to any water damaged wood since wood is especially vulnerable to moisture. The greatest danger here is for mildew and mold to develop in it. We clean up any mold if it is present and ensure the wood is dry before continuing further repairs. 

After the area is thoroughly dried, new drywall is put in to replace the damaged section. Drywall compound generally dries overnight, and we apply another coat the next day. Once that is dry, sanding is done before painting it to match the rest of your ceiling. 

A water damaged ceiling is something that needs attention immediately, so if your ceiling needs repair from a water disaster, contact SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island. Contact us anytime at (239) 302-5700 - we bring the necessary tools and skills to your home to fix the problem efficiently and promptly.

Demolition Can Be Part of Naples Water Damage Restoration

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SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged room SERVPRO is your one-stop-shop for compete water damage restoration.

SERVPRO Uses Various Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Water Damage in Naples 

Regardless of the source of water damage, Naples residents experience shock at the extent and intensity of destruction caused by a burst pipe or leaking roof from storms. After a sewer backup or other water damage repairs, cleaning up already causes significant disruption. Still, homeowners often find restoration professionals suggesting what seems like more chaos to resolve the water disaster.

What Role Does Controlled Demolition Have in Water Damage Restoration?

SERVPRO considers the removal of both compromised and even structurally sound building materials as part of a successful Naples water mitigation and remediation plan. The purpose is not to add to the turmoil but instead to clear the way for more effective water removal and structural drying solutions. Demolition strategies -- methods and reasons -- include:

  • Punching weep holes in ceilings to release trapped water deliberately and carefully
  • Drilling openings at baseboard level to drain fluids in building cavities, preventing progressive deterioration, and permitting airflow to accelerate drying
  • Sawing and removing drywall several inches above the water damage saturation level to get rid of unrestorable materials and open the wet, previously enclosed spaces to facilitate applied structural drying 

How Does Hiring SERVPRO for All Aspects of Water Damage Streamline the Process?

Our construction license means SERVPRO has the expertise to perform the actual demolition and to repair and rebuild afterward in Naples properties. Our managers and work crews master the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework, preparing SERVPRO crews to assess for safety hazards as well as structural damage. This mastery of industry best practices supports our overall approach to water damage restoration planning, from start to “Like it never even happened.” 

The professionals of SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island pursue a wide range of research-based interventions to restore water damaged properties. Call (239) 302-5700 to discuss your options.

Contractor Licenses:

Commercial: CBC1261730

Mold Remediation: MRSR2994

What Is Needed to Deodorize After a Naples House Fire?

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Smoke Detector For any type of fire damage in your home you can count on SERVPRO to help.

Multiple Deodorization Practices Are Often Needed After Naples House Fire Damage.

Fire damages impact homes and businesses rapidly, spreading from room to room and becoming a formidable hurdle in restoring comfortable living conditions. Our fire restoration professionals provide fast mitigative solutions and deodorization practices that can get you back to your home faster.  

Removing Smoke Residue and Debris

It is important to address fire damage in Naples homes like odors by removing catalysts that worsen these conditions. Our professionals prioritize soot and smoke residue removal to remove effects that amplify malodors. 

The Severity of Odor Penetration

How severe odor penetration and density become impact the type of restoration and deodorization practices needed to help. In most situations, these loss effects fall into one of three possible categories:

  • Light – Smoke only impacts a small area in a fire that has little to no structural damage or smoke residues. 
  • Moderate – Residues are present on many surfaces. Convection currents carry smoke particles, soot, and odors away from the ignition point. 
  • Heavy – These scenarios feature incredible structural damage, substantial smoke residues, and the spread of the effects in the complete structure or a majority of the property. 

Effective Deodorization Tools 

Various tools are needed to fully deodorize affected areas of homes and businesses. While specific units in our inventory are ideal as counteractant approaches to reduce the severity of smoke and fire damage effects, machines like the hydroxyl generator and ozone machine ultimately complete the work. 

While odor removal and cleanup are typically among the final stages of fire restoration, this is still an important step in returning a property to preloss condition. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team works fast with our leading fire restoration professionals to mitigate loss and get life back to normal. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

Why Should I Hire a Naples Water Restoration Team?

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SERVPRO equipment in home Looking for a restoration company? Look no further, SERVPRO is just a call away at (239) 302-5700.

Water Restoration Companies Get the Job Done Faster – Call SERVPRO to Your Naples Home for 24/7 Service Availability!

Your family’s lives become disrupted whenever a water incident strikes your home. You know that you want everything back to normal fast, meaning DIY methods and consumer products alone will not cut it. SERVPRO can come out to your Naples home whenever you call to get started right away on cleanup to have as little disruption possible.

I’ve Turned Off the Water to the Area of the Incident, Now What?

Our crew arrives, and inspection for damage begins immediately. We formulate a plan that allows us to rapidly remove standing water, so that we can facilitate fast drying measures. There are several reasons it is best to enlist the help of trained and IICRC-certified water restoration companies in Naples for your water cleanup needs, including:

  •   Rapid response times
  •   Time and money savings
  •   Heavy-duty equipment and products
  •   Mold remediation
  •   Sanitization and deodorization
  •   Insurance claim assistance

Throughout the water cleanup and drying phases, we do whatever possible to salvage materials and belongings within the damage zone. Our content management crew carefully logs any unsalvageable items and anything taken off-site for cleaning at our facility. In some instances, we may do a partial pack-out to help us free up space within the work zone.

SERVPRO responds quickly to each water damage project, handling a range of incidents such as:

  •   Rain and storm flooding
  •   Broken or leaking pipes
  •   Faulty appliances
  •   Overflowing sinks or bathtubs
  •   Sewage backups and much more

Our prompt response allows for expedient mitigation to successfully limit the amount of damage and inhibit potentially harmful bacterial growth. It is our goal to ensure your interior is left “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is available when you need a reliable water restoration company. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (239) 302-5700.

What Is Salvageable After A Flood In Naples?

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Flood Water Entering Home Let your local SERVPRO professionals resolve your water damage problems.

SERVPRO Has Qualified Professionals Who Can Save your Contents and Rescue Your Naples Home

What Type of Expertise do you Need to Perform Flood Restoration?

Flood restoration differs from most other fields of repair because of the size and scope of damages. When flash flooding strikes, residents of Naples may find themselves dealing with broken windows, doors, and potential collapse of the structure. Massive amounts of water both inside and outside a home can cause stress to joints as well as the foundations of your property. There may also be contamination risks associated with floodwaters entering your home and bringing debris, human pathogens, sewage, and mud.

It is essential when working in a flood situation in Naples that you wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Dealing with such a massive impact requires strong knowledge in construction, repair, plumbing, water restoration, structural cavity drying, and biohazardous substances. Our roster of technicians has a skill set that encompasses the challenges of a flood with qualifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC), a nationally regulated, independent awards body.

What Should I Do When Floodwaters Enters My Home?

  • Contact your insurance provider as well as a certified restoration firm
  • Open windows and doorways where possible to avoid creating pressure points
  • If you can reach a fuse box, shut off power to the property to prevent electrical fires or malfunctions
  • Avoid areas with standing water that may be contaminated and pose a risk to your health
  • If you need to vacate the property, only take essential items from the house like drinking water, medication, and valuable documents

How do Experts Prepare for Flood Restoration?

The first step is to perform a scoping task whenever we work at a flood recovery site. Scoping helps us to spot any potential hazards in the property and allows us to ensure that we can enter and exit safely while carrying heavy equipment to and from the affected area. Once we are sure that the property is safe, we can set up a staging zone for equipment, run power cables or hose to the staging zone from our trucks. Staging zones are useful in flood restoration because they prevent regular equipment trips to and from the outside trucks, reducing cross-contamination and increasing time efficiency. The last thing we do before work begins is to establish engineering controls. Engineering controls help us to set up containment and decontamination areas on-site to avoid spreading damage around.

How do you Set Up Engineering Controls for a Flood Restoration Project?

  • Designate a clear main path through the home to the affected area
  • Shield your access pass by placing polyethylene sheets on walls and floors throughout
  • Establish a decontamination area for moving in and out of the affected area
  • Create negative air pressure to prevent contaminants from spreading on airways throughout the home
  • Set up a clean area for placing salvageable items for restoration

Why do you Need Decontamination Areas in Flood Restoration?

Floodwaters can pose a threat to your health because they can contain high levels of toxicity and potentially biohazardous substances. Any items that come into contact with floodwaters are then contaminated. By removing an item from a contaminated zone to a non-affected area, you risk spreading further damage or making unsafe areas. Decontamination areas are not just essential for contents but also for technicians entering and exiting the worksite who can carry substances on footwear or clothing. SERVPRO contains and controls flood sites meticulously to reduce the risk of secondary harm to the property.

How Do You Know That Flood Restoration is Complete?

Sometimes just visually inspecting the affected area is not enough to know whether or not flood restoration is complete. To ensure a home returns to its pre-damage condition, we need to compare the affected area with the outside as well as other rooms in the home. These steps can be essential to ensuring that the closeout phase of restoration is completed responsibly. SERVPRO technicians take measurements from unaffected areas of the home as well as outdoors as a comparison point. Comparing the results from a hygrometer in the affected area against unaffected areas can reveal whether the property is appropriately dry. If there are inconsistencies in humidity readings, technicians can adjust the drying procedure or bring in dehumidifiers to ensure our dry goal is reached. Often, a crew chief can explain in detail when a project is finished by sharing drying goals and measurements after service.

Reaching a pre-damage condition from a flooded property is a challenging task. For smooth evaluation and restoration, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Can Water Damage Leave a Musty Smell in a Marco Island Business?

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

Water on Commercial Floor Our SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island's rapid response team is available 24/7!

Commercial Properties in Marco Island are Susceptible to Water Incidents and Their Unwelcome Consequences

Water damage in a commercial setting in Marco Island brings unwelcome consequences for business operations and its patrons. Whether the damage can be traced to human error or to wear and tear of plumbing and appliances, the business owner is left with excessive moisture affecting inventory, furnishings, and assets of the business. To restore the space to its best condition, rely on a certified team of professionals for help.

In Marco Island, the experts in water damage restoration are a mere phone call away at SERVPRO. Let the experts take over when you worry about extracting water, preventing water damage from spreading, and erasing unpleasant odors. The water often creates a suitable environment for mold to grow, and it can also bring existing grime to the surface, which also requires professional cleanup. To prevent the escalation of damage, call us for help.

The team we dispatch to meet your water restoration needs has access to the equipment necessary to remediate the damage in a commercial setting. We count on our truck-mounted pumps to help us extract significant volumes of water, while we rely on submersible pumps for smaller volumes. Industrial-grade equipment is superior to household versions incapable of speeding up the water removal process. Other devices that help us in the evaporation process and controlling the musty smell of excess humidity include-

  • Air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Foggers
  • Wet-dry vacuums
  • Hydroxyl generators

Regardless of your water restoration needs, SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is ready to help. Place a call to our 24/7 hotline at (239) 302-5700, and let us demonstrate how our certified team makes all the difference.

What is the Best Cleaning Solution for Fire Damage in Marco Island?

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen After Fire Call our certified SERVPRO technicians right away to assess the situation.

Only a Professional Fire Restoration Technician can Assess the Fire and Smoke Damage to a Marco Island Home.

Home fires happen in Marco Island just as often as in other places. A kitchen fire, an aromatic candle, or a malfunctioning appliance can all be behind the incident, but the result is the same. Soot and smoke travel easily through the home and leave behind devastation requiring specific cleaning solutions and methods to avoid more damage to the property. Rather than guessing at the most efficient way to clean after a home fire, rely on an expert team for advice.

A professional fire damage team in Marco Island is readily available when you call our 24/7 line, and we promptly dispatch our SERVPRO crew. Certified in fire damage restoration and supported by ample field experience, this is the most important call you need to make after a home fire. Part of our training concentrates on identifying the nature of each surface in your home and the best cleaning solution for it.

We may employ varying cleaning methods depending on whether the residue is dry soot or thicker. Chemical sponges may do the job, but wet cleaning techniques may be needed for thicker sludge-like remnants. Some of the products and techniques we use in our most challenging jobs include-

  • Soda blasting
  • Alkaline cleaners
  • EPA-approved alkaline and solvent cleaners

When fire damage happens, you don’t need to worry about cleaning each specific item in your home. SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island brings its expertise and equipment into your home to conduct a thorough evaluation and take care of the situation. Make a call to (239) 302-5700 as soon as you can, and let us worry about the rest. Our staff shares your goal of leaving your home “Like it never even happened.”

High Humidity Can be Challenging for Fire Damage Restoration in Naples

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

Room After Big Fire We have the resources to handle any size fire damage and disasters.

Let a Professional Fire Restoration Crew Help with Fire Cleanup in Your Naples Home

When we think of flames burning in a Naples home, we may focus on the flames, smoke, and ashes left behind. As visible as these are, they are all part of the environment in your home. Understanding what burned, how the fire traveled, and other environmental factors are essential to a comprehensive and successful fire remediation process. Relying on a team of experts used to handling the toughest restoration jobs gives you peace of mind and can help minimize its consequences.

Homeowners in Naples needing fire damage restoration services can count on our certified crew of experts at SERVPRO. Our understanding of fire damage theory combined with experience within the region prepares us to address the fire damage within environmental factors that may affect it, such as high humidity levels. Firefighters may also leave behind water as they extinguish the flames, increasing relative humidity and augmenting the damage you face. 

Our staff brings state-of-the-art measuring and extracting equipment to help restore environmental factors.

Excess humidity may prevent a fire from moving too quickly, but our SERVPRO team also knows that it can create a thicker sludge-like substance to spread and settle on your furniture and fixtures. Our staff knows which emulsifying solutions to help dislodge the soil and make its removal a bit easier. Wet smoke is also of concern when significant moisture is in the air. To tackle the acrid smell left behind, we may use one or several of the following-

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal Foggers
  • Ozone generators

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is your best ally when fire damage occurs. Call our team of experts at (239) 302-5700 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Thinking Ahead Protects Naples Shops from Severe Water Damage and Content Loss

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

A lit up side street with shops and palm trees. Let SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island help keep your Naples businesses in top shape after water damage.

Preventative steps provide vital information to protect water-damaged Naples shops best. 

Swift and deliberate action is necessary to protect a property and its contents after water damage. This urgency is amplified with the added costs of damage to your business. SERVPRO is Here to Help. 

The Emergency Ready Profile Plan

The water damage mitigation Naples businesses and shops need are more available and efficient when property owners and managers take advantage of the free service provided by our SERVPRO team. By preparing a commercial profile, you can give pertinent details about the property, including shutoffs, the chain of command, and priorities for restoration. The ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan can be executed by calling our office for a scheduled visit to your facility.

Expected Mitigative Steps After Water Damage

Understanding what experienced professionals like ours will do for shops after water damage can provide some peace of mind that the situation will be thoroughly managed. Much of our initial actions focus on protecting your investment and wares within the shop to make the damage less costly to recover. Mitigative steps taken include:

  • Content Management – Initial mitigation typically targets impacted items and inventory. Relocation is the first logical step in protecting these items, and pack-out services are also possible for greater needs. 
  • Inventory – Managing your available inventory and accounting for items and wares helps control the work zone and regulate needed practices once all items are evaluated and collected. 
  • Extraction – Removing standing water is a pressing need for your shop. Pooling can continue to impact contents, fixtures, furniture, and flooring until dried. 
  • Mold Prevention – Mold can be a rapidly developing condition after water exposure. Our team must take preventative measures to prevent colonies from forming while water restoration is underway. 

 When your business suffers water damage, you need a proactive stance to mitigate loss and prevent the spread of harmful effects. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island responds quickly when disasters strike - we are Here to Help. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

Challenging Areas for Flood Extraction in Naples Homes

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Standing water in front of a home. SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island will ensure no water is left behind after storm damage.

After a flood, we work fast to remove damaging water from Naples properties. 

Flooding is a situation that many Naples and Marco Island properties have dealt with, from coastal surges to torrential rains resulting in rising creeks and streams. We respond fast to these emergencies to begin vital mitigation when your home needs it most. 

Clearing Attic Damage 

Flood removal in Naples homes can often be more challenging in certain areas of a property or when trapped in structural cavities. Attics, especially those unfinished, can have substantial flood damage after prolonged moisture exposure from the roof. We can provide the necessary response to these situations through a combination of water damage mitigation and experienced professionals with our general contractor license. 

Removing Water in a Crawlspace

Crawlspaces also present access issues. In most cases, the priority is first to eliminate several inches or even feet of standing water beneath the main floor of the house through implements like truck-mount extractors and wet vacuums. Both of these tools can manage higher volumes of water without failing to address small debris and solids present as well. 

Eliminating Trapped Floodwater 

Another area where we must focus on drying and restoration services is the water trapped in structural cavities. Penetration of floodwater to the exterior of your property can leave moisture and standing water trapped between the elements of a wall assembly. There are several approaches necessary to remedy the trapped pooling and begin drying the space, including:

  • Weep holes for drainage
  • Moisture monitoring equipment
  • Warm air infusion
  • Structural repairs

Flooding can be a destructive force against coastal homes, making our fast mitigation response a critical service for area properties. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team has become a trusted name for extraction, drying, and cleanup for flood-damaged residences and condos. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

The Effect of Soot and Smoke Damage on Kitchen Materials in Marco Island Homes

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage in a kitchen SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is here to assist when a fire strikes your home.

Restoring Marco Island properties after kitchen fires means thoroughly cleaning exposed materials. 

Kitchen fires present substantial obstacles for restoration professionals to restore comfortable living conditions. Our SERVPRO professionals work fast to regulate conditions, contain the damaged areas, and begin mitigating loss. We are ready 24/7 to help.

Protein Residues Are a Challenge

Beginning fire damage restoration in Marco Island homes starts with addressing soot and smoke residues throughout the kitchen. Grease fires make formidable soil deposits that require specific types of cleaning and recovery. Chemical processes or more aggressive approaches often include:

Compromised Cabinetry Requires Attention

Not only can residues and soot impact the surface of cabinets, but the wood grain can also be affected by threats like blistering, charring, and trapped odors. All of these conditions must be individually assessed and addressed. In many cases, especially beyond the direct impact of the fire surrounding the stove area, cabinets can be cleaned with dry and wet cleaning practices. The closer to the source, the less likely this restoration is consistently possible.

Removing Harsh Odors from the Room

Kitchen fires can often result in overwhelming smells and malodors. Burned food, for example, can have a formidable scent. Grease fires and protein residues also produce strong and palpable odors. Our responding professionals must first reduce the strength of these smells with counteractant practices before fully removing them with deodorization equipment and products.

Fire damage restoration can be an urgent need for homes contending with the effects of a kitchen grease fire or flare-ups from appliances like an oven. Thick residues and harsh odors can prevent comfortable living conditions, and our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team can respond fast to help with mitigation. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

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

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

What Is the Purpose of Pre-Project Planning Testing?

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

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

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

Infrared imaging cameras

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

Moisture detectors

Find and map the presence of moisture through repeated testing.

Moisture meters

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

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

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

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

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

What Structural Hazards May Happen After Flood Damage?

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

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

What Does Safe Cleanup of Storm Damage Entail?

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

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

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

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

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Clearing Heaped Debris from the House

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

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

Removing Water Used for Extinguishment

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

Returning Utility Services

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

Relocating Smoke-Damaged Contents

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

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

How do Business Owners in Marco Island Recover From Water Intrusion?

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is a Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services that Can Help Return your Business to a Pre-loss Condition

Unforeseen events can affect your ability to run a business properly. Problems with the premises, either internal or external, can force temporary closures and impact your bottom line. A common problem for business owners is water intrusion. Water intrusion can occur from internal issues such as a plumbing fault or result from a period of adverse weather conditions such as heavy rainfall. The crucial factor in dealing with unforeseen events affecting your business is to enlist the help of a certified restoration firm. SERVPRO is a local company that can help your business with:

  • Water intrusion
  • Water cleanup
  • Leaks and burst pipes

When confronting a commercial water damage situation at your Marco Island business, it is vital to use a service you can trust. Expert restoration firms use technicians with accredited qualifications. At SERVPRO, we have technicians with a range of skill sets, including Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Restoration (WRT). These qualifications are awarded from a national body, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC). Holding qualifications from a nationally recognized institute ensures that technicians act in a legal, responsible, and focused manner. This experience helps to ensure that your business recovers quickly from a water emergency and minimizes risk to employees or customers. Our qualifications allow us to use:

  • Advanced structural drying equipment such as injectidry systems or adapted rapid air movers
  • We can deploy a qualified workforce to ensure that water spillages are dried and cleaned as quickly as possible.
  • Expert contents-care using mechanical Esporta washing machines or advanced dry cleaning methods for furniture, textiles, and upholstery. 

When unforeseen events affect your business, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for commercial water damage restoration at (239) 302-5700.

SERVPRO Removes Odors During Fire Damage Restoration in Marco Island

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

We Have the Training and Tools to Remove Odors After Fire Damage

The most efficient method of removing odors from a burnt property is the simplest, cleaning. Cleaning debris and washing smoke residues from walls help remove the odor-causing particles and, therefore, the odor itself. Sometimes smoke residues are difficult to discern with the naked eye, making it necessary to use a white balancer to compare unaffected walls with those exposed to smoke. The most effective means of achieving this is to begin at the source of the fire and work your way outwards. When the white balancer matches the color of the wall, it is safe to say that there is no smoke or odor-causing residues. A professional service like SERVPRO can help residents to:

  • Remove fire odor
  • Professionally clean the property
  • Remove smoke residues 

Approaching a professional fire restoration service in Marco Island is as easy as picking up the phone. While waiting for a restoration team to arrive on-site, it can be useful to open the windows and allow as much ventilation into the property as possible. This process allows many of the airborne odor particles to be replaced by cleaner outdoor air. It can also be prudent to perform light vacuuming of floors, surfaces, and walls. Some smoke residues do not bond with the surface and are easy to dislodge using a simple household vacuum. At SERVPRO, we advise against tackling smoke residues with household cleaning products or water. Certain smoke variants respond adversely to water or cleaning products, resulting in soot bonding with the surface or spreading out further, as is the case with greasy or oil-based soot. 

  • Matching the smoke composition, oil or water, with a similar solvent is vital to dissolving and cleaning smoke residues from walls.
  • Our trucks carry a full range of cleaning products that can be effective against all types of smoke residue.
  • Advanced cleaning equipment such as rotary or jet washing equipment can be mobilized for stubborn smoke residues. 

We are experts at tackling smoke and fire odors in residential properties. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for fire restoration at (239) 302-5700.

Complete Mold Damage Remediation in Naples

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

"Got Mold? Call SERVPRO" SERVPRO will get to the root of your mold problem and work to eliminate and prevent further growth. Call us today for assistance.

Contact SERVPRO for Remediation in Your Business

Business properties can be susceptible to musty odors and damp spots. Sometimes these issues are benign and the result of older builds. However, in many cases, these issues are the symptoms of active mold growth. Mold is a living organism that can reproduce rapidly in the right conditions. Microorganisms like mold can also release spores, the reproductive element, into the indoor air, which can cause health effects. As the property manager of a business, it is vital to enlist a professional remediator when confronting mold on site. Remediators can help you to deal with:

  • Mold removal
  • Mold identification and assessment
  • Indoor air quality issues

It can be useful to bring in an indoor environmental specialist (IEQ) as part of your Naples business's commercial mold remediation team. IEQs use manometers to measure pollution in an indoor environment. Utilizing this equipment, they can monitor the effectiveness of remediation and confirm when an area is safe to work in or open for customers. SERVPRO is happy to work alongside an IEQ on site but can also provide value by removing physical barriers to mold infestation and providing certifiable quality remediation. Our own set of tools helps us identify and monitor problem areas at your business, which, in turn, helps return the premises to its preloss condition. 

  • Thermal hygrometers measure humidity levels in a property which can be central to the mold growth problem. 
  • Using air circulation equipment or dehumidification, we can reduce the indoor humidity to a level that prevents mold from reproducing at a normal rate. 
  • Our team is experts at safely removing and installing parts of the building assembly as well as performing HVAC cleaning and inspections. 

If mold affects your business, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for mold remediation at (239) 302-5700.

Some Tips For Flood Damage Remediation in Naples After a Storm

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded neighborhood with water up to the houses lawns Flooding can literally overtake your home after a storm. Tackle the situation with a quick call to SERVPRO. We will assess and remediate the damage.

Restoring Flooded Carpets in Your Naples Home

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

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

Storm Flood Emergency

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

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

There are many areas of your home that require immediate attention when flooding has occurred, and your carpets are one of them. You can count on the fast response of our 

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team to dry and clean up the mess. Give us a call anytime you need us at (239) 302-5700.

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

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

a house with smoke billowing from the windows an a fire raging within Fire and smoke residues need to be dealt with by a professional. Contact our team right after the fire fighters leave for best results.

Stains and Odors Accompany Fire & Smoke Incidents--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Not all smoke and soot residue after fire damage to your home is the same. The success of a restoration process depends on the type of residue. While some types of residue are easier to clean, others can be notoriously difficult to eliminate.

SERVPRO technicians can employ different methods to tackle a different type of smoke residue after a fire incident to your Naples home. The type of smoke and soot residue affects the time required for the restoration.

Dry and Wet Smoke Residue

Almost all fires produce both wet and dry smoke residue in varying proportions. As both of these residues differ in the damage that they can potentially cause, they require different methods of elimination.

Fast burning and fires that have an ample supply of oxygen produce predominantly dry smoke. On the other hand, fires that burn slowly and are deprived of oxygen produce a predominantly wet smoke residue.

Dry residue is easier to clean, and SERVPRO IICRC-certified professionals can restore more material in such cases. Cleaning such residues requires less aggressive procedures and causes lesser secondary damage. That said, the dry residue is generated by hotter fires, which can cause more damage compared to the colder fires.

The wet smoke residue, on the other hand, is predominantly generated when the fire burns slowly and is more difficult to clean. Wet smoke contains a higher proportion of solvent and other liquid components. As fires generating wet smoke burn slower, they have ample time to reach between crevices and enclosed areas. It can be quite challenging to clean the wet smoke residue even if the damage due to the actual fire is minimal. Extreme measures such as stripping and refinishing may be required to clean such residue.

Protein Residue

Protein residue is a common feature of fires that originate in the kitchens and involve burning poultry, meat, or fish. These organic materials produce smoke that is rich in protein residue and has a yellow or amber color. Such smoke can cause discoloration of walls and other exposed surfaces. Another problem with protein residue is the odor, which can linger on for days after the incidence and often requires deodorization. Thermal fogging can follow the path of the odor airborne smoke odors and chemically alter them. This challenge is handled by SERVPRO FST technicians by also setting up ozone machines when the property is vacant of people, pets, and plants, and when not, hydroxyl generators.

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

Repairing a Naples Home After Flood Damage Should not be Overwhelming

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with items floating everywhere When flooding happens, contact our SERVPRO team. We are standing by 24/7 with trained technicians and equipment to tackle the flood damage for you.

Water Damage Repairs Become Manageable with the Aid of a Professional Water Restoration Team

Life in Naples can be idyllic with its beautiful beaches, friendly community, and active lifestyle. 

A popular destination for retirees and snowbirds, keeping a home in southwest Florida is an excellent option for people of all ages. However, the region is not devoid of the effects of nature, particularly as the rainy season descends upon the Gulf Coast.

When rain causes flood damage to a Naples home, life does not have to become complicated. A call to SERVPRO and its around-the-clock staff can kick the assessment of water damage and water damage repairs into high gear. As our certified team of experts arrives at your home, you can rest assured that our goal is to focus on water clean-up while mitigating the losses caused by rising water levels and torrential downpours.

Many of our clients wonder if the flood damage is the same as water removal services, and our SERVPRO staff can answer the question thoroughly. Water extraction is a pivotal step in achieving flood damage restoration, but our work goes well beyond removing water from your home. To successfully restore your home, we focus on the following-

  • Sorting through the remnants of the incident and discarding items beyond restoration. This may include upholstered furniture that soaks debris and bacteria natural to stormwater and even carpeting beyond repair. 
  • We can also remove some items from the home to protect and store them until clean-up is complete.
  • Extracting water from the premises with pumps, extractors, and the help of dehumidifiers and air movers. 

Our objective is to restore humidity levels as recommended by industry experts and consistent with the nature of each surface and environmental factors. Disinfecting your home with antimicrobial solutions and deodorizing agents to counteract mold and odor molecules lingering in the house.

Storms and hurricanes are a fact of life in Naples, and SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is here to help. Call us at (239) 302-5700 as soon as the incident occurs and let our teamwork until your home feels “Like it never even happened.”

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

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

Mold If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance and preventative measures.

SERVPRO Says Control Humidity and Temperature to Help Reduce the Chance of Needing Mold Remediation

If you have never experienced bathroom mold, you may be fortunate, or perhaps you simply are not looking in the right places. If you let it get out of control, it can cause significant damage, while if caught early enough, there is a simple fix. 

Taking a shower or a bath creates enough steam for your entire bathroom to remain damp for a short period. Leaving behind moisture that creates the perfect environment for mold damage to develop in your Naples home. 

At SERVPRO, we often find that lingering moisture, leaky fixtures, wet cellulose materials, combined with poor ventilation, provide mold with the food source that it needs to flourish. If you can see it or smell it, the problem is likely already more significant than you know. 

SERVPRO technicians deal with situations all of the time where bathroom mold symptoms are not always obvious. It could be hiding just out of sight, under your sink, inside the cracks and crevices of your bathroom fixtures. Mold can even develop in your basement or crawl spaces and attic, both above and below your bathroom. 

How Do You Prevent Mold Damage? 

Start by using the proper ventilation in areas of your home that have constant moisture sources or appliances that develop steam during use. There is more than just your bathroom to worry about; mold damage can happen just about anywhere. 

Cooking in your kitchen develops steam, which is usually handled by oven vents if you take the time to use them. Likewise, running your dishwasher, clothes dryer, shower, or tub all requires ventilation. This ventilation should be left on for at least 30 minutes after you finish using them. 

If you do not have the proper ventilation, have it installed. The goal is to maintain a household (RH) relative humidity level of 50% or less. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers can help you achieve and maintain a constant level in your home. 

When deciding on the type of shower curtain to purchase, look for one labeled as mildew-resistant and wash or even replace it frequently. At the same time, you should also take the time to clean your bathroom mats often; once a week would not hurt. 

Taking all of these precautions may not entirely prevent problems from developing. When things get out of hand, call in a professional from SERVPRO. We can help you discover the source of moisture creating your problem, fix it while also removing and drying any standing water, even those small pockets found hidden in your walls. 

Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists today. (239) 302-5700

Taking Precautions to Prevent Water Damage in Naples

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician and equipment When water takes over your home, call in our IICRC certified technicians for water removal services.

Prevent Water Damage by Taking the Following Precautions

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

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

Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

How Difficult Is Naples Kitchen Fire Restoration?

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire Kitchen fires can happen at any time. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services.

Naples Fire and Smoke Damage Clean Up Needs Expert Skills and Specialized Tools, Why SERVPRO Delivers Successful Outcomes

A kitchen blaze in Naples requires firefighting water and fire damage restorations completed by professionals who understand the challenges of protein-based soot. The fuels for most kitchen fires include grease, oils, and different foods. Residues left are very different from the soots created when other building materials or contents burn, which is why SERVPRO chooses specific interventions.

How Do Protein-Based Residues Complicate Naples Fire Restoration? 

After a kitchen fire, Naples residents struggle with soot that is incredibly difficult to remove. Unlike the looser ashes of a wood-fueled fire or the sticky coating that is the aftermath of rubber or plastic burning, overheated and burned foodstuffs create varnish-like filming composed of the dehydrated oils, meats, grains, vegetables, fruits, and more. This coating:

  • Tenaciously adheres to surfaces
  • Drifts far from the ignition site on hot air currents 
  • Appears clear and nearly colorless, thus hard to locate
  • Carries a particularly noxious malodor as the heat causes proteins and oils in the foods to become rancid

What Strategies Used by Professionals Resolve Protein-Based Soot Issues?

Intensive training in the principles and elements of cleaning provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is why SERVPRO is well-positioned to achieve fire restoration after a kitchen fire. After assessment by a seasoned project manager, technicians complete fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup employing:

  • Oil-based (solvent) cleaners to dissolve the residues
  • Abrasive tools and/or cleaning solution additives that increase the efficiency of agitation (rubbing or scrubbing) to loosen stubborn films
  • Advanced deodorization technology that uses enzymes, oxidation, or hydroxyl generation to alter the chemical composition of the odor-bearing protein-based soot particles to neutralize the stench

Training, experience, and state-of-the-art equipment and products are why SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island inspires confidence in our fire damage restoration skills. Call (239) 302-5700 to schedule an assessment today.

Flooding in Naples Calls for Targeted Restoration Approaches

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flood waters by home When your home is damaged by flood water, call on the experts at SERVPRO. We have skilled technicians available 24/7 for any level of damage.

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 severe 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 as minimally intrusive as possible. We 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.


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 reduces the time necessary to dry that area, as the air moves at a faster pace in a confined space. Second, it allows the residents to remain elsewhere on the property 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 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.

A Solution to Fire Damage for All Marco Island Hotels

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Room with fire damage SERVPRO teams are available 24/7 to assist with fire damage restoration in your Marco Island hotel so your guests and employees can return safely.

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

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

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

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

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

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

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

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

Can Water Mitigation Procedures Restore Carpeted Floors in Naples Offices?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle You can depend on our technicians to respond quickly to remove water and restore the damages it has caused to your business.

SERVPRO Helps Clean Carpets and Perform Other Water Damage Repairs to Mitigate Loss

A burst pipe or significant leak can flood your entire office, leaving vast floor areas submerged in water. If the floors are carpeted, the resulting damage can be severe. Involving water mitigation companies from the onset is one way to keep things manageable. 

The water mitigation process in a Naples office takes various processes apart from removing the intruding water from carpeted floors. The carpets require cleaning to remove soiling or stains and deodorization to manage any odors that develop from the moisture exposure. SERVPRO sends a team of technicians skilled in different areas, including upholstery and fabric cleaning, carpet cleaning as well as odor control, thus easing the mitigation exercise.

The Need for Mitigation Can Arise Because of:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Water clean up

Carpets absorb significant amounts of water fast, but removal is not that easy. Faster results can only be obtained by finding a way to squeeze the material while simultaneously extracting the water. The other alternative is to remove the carpet for offsite drying. 

Our SERVPRO technicians have the resources to expedite in-place water extraction from the carpeted surfaces. We are also flexible enough to deliver water removal services at any time, including nights or weekends, thus minimizing disruptions for your business. Our team manipulates furniture such as desks creating a better room for removal procedures. We then use specialized equipment such as ride-on rovers to facilitate extraction. 

Other Equipments Necessary for Water Damage Repairs Include:

  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Portable water extractors

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island handles water mitigation for businesses reducing downtime. Call us at (239) 302-5700 for assistance in addressing any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO for Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal in Naples

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Remediation in Naples

Hurricane and tropical storm season is upon us again. With the storm threat approaching, homeowners should be concerned about possible side effects from the coming storms.

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

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

Mold Inspection

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

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

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

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

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer SERVPRO knows what to look for after a water incident. Give us a call when you experience a water catastrophe in your Naples home.

The 4 Signs of Naples Water Damage

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

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

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

Discolored Walls or Ceilings

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

Unpleasant Odors

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

Peeling and Crumbling

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

Tapping and Dripping Sounds

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

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

When is Water Damage Considered Flood Damage in Naples Properties?

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Get Expert Cleanup of Flood Damage in Naples Homes from SERVPRO

According to FEMA, a water intrusion gets labeled a flood when water damages at least two Naples properties, one of which belongs to the person filing a claim. 

SERVPRO provides professional flood damage cleanup in Naples. It is crucial to bring in professional flood restoration to a property to ensure the best outcome for the home and contents. Because floodwater can hold a host of contaminants, SERVPRO techs rely on instruments such as a luminometer which we use to test the water and affected surfaces in the home for the presence of organic contamination. The readings from this equipment are never used in place of an industrial hygienist but rather as a measure of whether we need to bring one into the restoration services to identify bacteria or pathogens present in the floodwater. This attention to detail ensures that the home gets returned to a sanitary state for safe habitation by people and pets.

Common Actions During Flood Water Removal 

  • Controlled demolition of walls and floors
  • Removal of furnishings for inspection and cleaning
  • Treatment of floodwater with biocides 
  • Proactive antimicrobial application on the framework to inhibit mold

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island (239) 302-5700 has the training and experience to handle any size flood damage from storms in Naples properties. Call anytime for expert cleanup and restoration.

How Quickly Does Water Damage Occur in a Marco Island Home?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on wood floor Team SERVPRO has the tools and trained technicians to deal with the water damage situation in your home. Call right away.

Water Damage Can Affect your Home Immediately. Use SERVPRO for an Effective Restoration Solution in Marco Island

Exposure to moisture can affect the structure and contents of your home. Often the most effective mitigation procedure is to remove the water as quickly as possible. Our roster of technicians can mobilize restoration equipment for removing your home and use their training to help residents with:

  • Water damage restoration
  • Water clean up
  • Water removal services

Extractors are the most commonly used equipment for water damage in your Marco Island home. For residential properties, we often opt to use a portable extractor. These mobile versions have advantages for dealing with multi-story water intrusion because they can be physically taken inside a structure.

  • Wand adapters allow technicians to pump cleaning solutions directly onto materials like carpets, wood floors, and upholstery.
  • Vacuum systems in portable extractors help to remove waste soils and moisture from the surface layers of materials.
  • A waste recovery tank can hold up to 12 gallons of water before needing to be emptied. 

For help recovering your home after a water intrusion, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for water damage restoration at (239) 302-5700.

Are Draperies and Upholstery Permanently Harm by Fire Damage in Naples?

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

yellow caution tape on the entrance to a fire damaged house Has your home suffered from recent fire damage? Call SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Uses State-of-the-Art Machinery to Restore Fire Damage in your Naples Home

When a house fire starts, it releases smoke and can ignite surrounding materials. Direct exposure to flames often results in permanent damage. However, in many property fires, the most damage is caused by smoke which can often be cleaned rather than replaced. SERVPRO is an expert provider for:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damaged homes
  • Smoke remediation

Upholstery and Drapery machines are efficient at restoring fire damage in your Naples home. These machines use two tanks: one for cleaning solution and the other for waste. The setup of these systems includes a heating element, vacuum, and pump. Together these systems allow for efficient restoration of smoke-damaged upholstery and draperies.

  • Solution tanks can be used for any material type as they support both water-based and solvent-based cleaning solutions, which allows for wet and dry cleaning, respectively.
  • Waste tanks can store cleaning solutions for safe disposal at a designated waste facility.
  • Temperature controls allow technicians to adjust machinery to suit sensitive organic fabrics.

For an efficient contents restoration, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for fire damage at (239) 302-5700.

Does Marco Island Have Emergency Services Water Damage Companies?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking out of a white pipe under a sink Water damage can affect both the structure and the contents of your home. Contact team SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Can Help with Water Damage Restoration for your Marco Island Home

Marco Island is a barrier island off the southwestern coast of Florida state. The gulf coast island is renowned for its tropical climate, sunny beaches, and watersports. Complementing the splendid natural beauty and wildlife is a humming nightlife scene, leisure destination, and cultural center for the arts. The region, which is home to 16,413 residents, is perhaps best known for its central tourist attraction South Marco Island Beach, which stretches along South Collier Boulevard. Many of the most sought-after holiday resorts overlook the south side beaches, which boast white sands, tiki bars, promenades, and even dolphins that play in the shallows offshore. Connecting the inland sections of Marco Island is a network of over 100 miles worth of canals. Boating tours, gondoliers, and waterside bars are very much a part of the culture on the southwest coast. 

The carnival atmosphere comes to Marco Island each year during the annual Seafood and Music Festival, which usually comes around the third week of March. Food vendors set up en-masse along with the shoreside, serving fresh seafood cooked in various methods, spices, and cuisines. Marco Island is, after all, a boating community. The opportunity to learn new watersports, rent yachts or boat cruises, and deep-sea diving, are plentiful on the tropical barrier island. The most famous of these boat tours are on the Marco Island Princess, which has been operating a tour of Marco Island and surrounding gulf coast islands like Keewaydin Island. Conservation and wildlife protection are both central parts of the local community mindset. Sea and land life can be observed at the island's conservation areas like the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, which spans over 14,000 acres and is home to sea turtles, alligators, and tropical birds. 

  • Breakwater Adventures is one of the best ways to get the most out of offshore. The company operates a water-focused list of tourist attractions that are customizable depending on your needs. Popular activities include wildlife viewings of dolphins, turtles, and manatees and more extreme activities like jet skiing.
  • Marco Island Historical Museum and the nearby Marco Island Center for the Arts are superb for delving into the history and culture of the local area. The earliest archaeological finds here date back over 1500 years with Calusa peoples. Early-modern history includes the Spanish who first settled on the island in the sixteenth century.
  • Tigertail Beach is a lot quieter than its neighbor, the South Marco Island Beach. But there are still stunning shells, sands, and water. A well-kept secret for those looking for a slightly less built-up shoreline without having access to some of the private resident beaches. 

SERVPRO Conducts Comprehensive Water Damage Restoration for San Marco Residents

It can be tough to fix a water issue by yourself. But these issues do not go away with time. In fact, they get worse. SERVPRO is a professional restoration provider that can help address the source of your problem quickly and put a proven drying plan to return your home to a preloss condition. 

SERVPRO technicians can assist with:

  • Water damage restoration
  • Water clean up
  • Water damage remediation

Dry rot is an issue that can occur to the material framework of your home following exposure to moisture. When parts of the house are exposed to water, they can absorb that moisture and any bacteria or fungi. Without proper treatment, dry rot can spread throughout a home, causing further damage.

  • Technicians can identify and fix the cause of damage, including leaking pipes, insufficient shelter, or exposure in your home's structure. 
  • Using abrasion equipment, we can remove upper layers of wood that show signs of dry rot.
  • Sometimes replacement of the wood altogether may be more cost and time-efficient, which our technicians can carry out. 

Avoid costly water issues in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for water damage restoration at (239) 302-5700.

What Are Some Common Causes of Fire Damage in Marco Island?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home Fires can happen without warning and you are going to need a company to come in and take care of the damage. Call SERVPRO for fire damage remediation.

In Marco Island, Certain Activities and Practices Increase Residential Fire Damage Risks. 

As a local homeowner, it pays to know what may increase your risk of house fires and chances of suffering catastrophic damage. Unfortunately, many of these risky activities and practices are common to South Floridians. 

Residential fires and related fire damage in Marco Island have impacted numerous area homes over the years. These destructive events have usually resulted from certain mistakes and accidents island residents experience while doing ordinary things. Some common mishaps include:

  • Backyard barbecue/bonfire accidents that catch dry vegetation and other materials on fire
  • Explosions caused by corroded or leaky propane tanks that have been stored
  • Fires caused by cooking mishaps
  • Fire and smoke damage resulting from residents falling asleep while smoking

As you can see, fire damaged homes result from any one of several things. When you are impacted by one of these unfortunate situations, you need quality house fire clean up and smoke remediation services.

If you ever experience a house fire and need help remediating fire damage, contact your neighborhood SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 for assistance.

What Types of Fire Damage Restoration Services Are Available in Naples?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Fire SERVPRO has helped many homeowners recover from the effects of fire damage and our highly experienced crews stand ready to respond 24/7.

Naples Fire Damage Restoration Companies Perform Various Kinds of Work. 

When your home suffers fire and smoke damage, you are likely going to require multiple house fire clean up, smoke remediation, and fire damage restoration services. Therefore, it is crucial to find a company capable of performing all the work you need. 

SERVPRO, a Naples fire damage restoration company, is unique in that it can often complete most remediation work fire damaged homes require. Some of the fire and smoke-related issues our trained professionals are skilled at handling are:

  • Foul persistent odors that make residences unlivable
  • Harmful airborne particles that may produce health effects 
  • Residue coated surfaces that could result in lasting damage
  • Charred or destroyed structural elements
  • Severely fire and smoke-damaged household contents
  • Destroyed rooms and other areas

After completing our work, your home has usually been returned to its pre-fire condition. Often, homeowners cannot even tell a fire had even taken place.

With all that said, if you ever need fire damage restoration services for your Naples residence, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

What’s the Best Commercial Water Removal Service in Naples?

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Is One of the Best Naples Water Removal Companies. 

Naples is a South Florida city known for, among other things, its diverse and highly-rated dining options. It has routinely appeared on popular rankings of top cities for unique restaurants and food offerings. In fact, recently, the community of just over 20,000 residents was on Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s “Best American Cities for Foodies” list. In the listing, travelers ranked Naples seventeenth in the nation, alongside big cosmopolitan cities like Boston, New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans, in terms of its restaurants’ quality and diversity of offerings. However, while highly praised and successful, local restaurants do face serious threats. Like establishments everywhere else, they are often at risk of leak-related water damage.

Naples’ Amazing Food Options

The abundance, sophistication, and quality of Naples’ dining establishments are astounding, given the community’s small size. There is a remarkable and varied array of meals from around the world to be had in this little city on Florida’s sleepy southwest coast. Some of the more notable restaurants to be found here are:

  • The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, which specializes in exquisite steak, seafood, and vegetarian dishes
  • Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, a restaurant serving exotic Iranian cuisine
  • The French Brasserie Rustique, where you can enjoy gourmet French folk food
  • Inca’s Kitchen, which serves fine Peruvian fare like the steak dish Lomo Panca Imperial
  • Osteria Tulia, an establishment with rustic charm that serves sophisticated Italian meals
  • Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House, a restaurant specializing in unique high-end surf & turf entrees

Common Sources of Water Damage for Local Restaurants

As noted earlier, operating a successful restaurant comes with its risks. One of these is the ever-present possibility of a business threatening water event. More often than not, when such an event occurs, it is the result of a leak coming from a malfunctioning appliance. The most common leaky appliance scenarios are:

  • A washing machine with a ruptured connecting pipe, worn-out hose, or loose fitting
  • Supply or drain line issues in an old dishwasher
  • Ruptured or damaged water supply line in a refrigerator
  • A water heater issue related to a corroded tank, burst pipe, or loose fitting
  • Improperly activated or defective fire extinguishing appliances

Any one of these scenarios could close a restaurant for some time and cost it considerably.

So, call SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 whenever you need prompt, commercial-grade water removal services.

What Can I Do to Facilitate Potential Water Removal Efforts at My Naples Business?

As a responsible Naples business owner, there are a few things you can do to aid potential water clean up and water damage remediation efforts at your restaurant. These measures, among other things, include:

  • Always having professionals handle your appliances’ water connections and maintenance needs
  • Turning off your restaurant’s water main to stop the flow of water
  • Disconnecting malfunctioning appliances from power sources
  • Quickly drying off impacted areas not requiring professional services
  • Relocating easily movable contents away from standing water to limit needed water damage repairs

With all this in mind, remember, when you need water removal help, call SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

The Aftermath of a Flood in Naples

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Tackles Flood Damage in Naples and Surrounding Areas

Living in Southwest Florida means flooding comes as no surprise. However, you may require professional assistance to clean up after a flood properly. A critical aspect of flood cleanup is understanding when to dispose of contaminated materials and cleaning the appropriate solution.

Dealing with flood damage in your Naples home means you have to determine what is salvageable and what is not. It is essential to understand that floodwater is contaminated because it crosses over the ground and can pick up bacteria and other harmful microbes.

The following items often require full or partial replacement after being in floodwater for an extended period:

  • Drywall: flood cuts at the 24 or 48-inch mark along the wall for easier installation.
  • Carpet: Although the carpet can sometimes dry, generally, technicians need to rip it out.

In contrast, technicians can often dry, clean, and restore water damaged hardwood and other types of non-carpet flooring along. Likewise, most of your home's contents and your personal belongings are likely salvageable.

For 24/7 assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Dealing with Water Leaks in Marco Island

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Conducts Water Cleanup for Marco Island Homes

Cleanup after water leaks in Florida presents unique challenges due to the inherently humid climate. However, the professionals at SERVPRO adapt and adjust to the unique conditions to mitigate secondary damage.

For proper water cleanup in Marco Island, our trained technicians calculate the appropriate amount of equipment required per square foot of the impacted area in your home. It is imperative to use just the right combination and amount of equipment for the best results. Technicians use various formulas to determine the correct equipment use.

During water restoration, technicians calculate:

  • Gallons of water that require extraction through submersible pumps. Technicians calculate this by figuring out the water's cubic feet and then multiplying it by 7.48 to determine total gallons.
  • Air movers also use square footage to determine the appropriate number.
  • Dehumidifier calculations take the capacity of the dehumidifier and the nature of the drying environment into account.

For 24/7 assistance, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Looking for Ways to Deodorize After a Fire in Naples?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on wall and ceiling Soot damage, even from a small fire, can be extensive. SERVPRO is always ready to restore your home!

SERVPRO Works to Restore Homes After Fire Damage

Naples often has the reputation of a prime retirement city in Florida and is indeed a major retirement destination.  However, it is also a city with a rich and abundant history dating back to before Florida's discovery by Ponce de Leon in 1513. The Calusa tribe lived in the region before Ponce de Leon arrived until war and the Europeans' diseases destroyed them within 40 years. Later on, in the 1700s, the ancestors of Seminoles resided in the region. Seminoles were comprised of the Creek tribes and escaped slaves and refugees.

It wasn't until the late 1800s when General John Williams from Louisville, KY, heard about the region and decided to buy land and develop a city. In 1885, General Williams and his business partner Walter Haldeman chartered a boat and sailed to Naples, where they found a beautiful beach stretch. They stayed, built homes, and developed the area into a town; officially in 1886, establishing a town named Naples. In 1889, the business partners opened the Naples Hotel in the center of town. Rose Cleveland, sister of President Cleaveland, was the first official guest of the hotel.

For the next 50 years, Naples remained a small town until Collier County's creation in 1923 by the wealthy Barron Gift Collier. At that point, it developed into the larger and more prosperous city that we see today.

Popular activities in Naples and the surrounding areas include:

  • Outdoor exploration: Naples is close to the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, various beaches, estuaries, and swamp areas containing diverse wildlife ranging from alligators to sea birds to dolphins.
  • Visiting the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Home to one of the best bird-watching sites in America.
  • Golf: The average temperature of 75 degrees year-round makes enjoying one of the 80 golf courses found in Naples very enjoyable.
  • Going to see the smallest post office in the USA: found just outside of Naples, the Ochopee Post Office.

Dealing with Lingering Odors After a Fire

SERVPRO conducts fire damage restoration in Naples and the surrounding areas. Although Naples has a warm climate, house fires, typically originating in the kitchen, are still quite common. Kitchen fires quite often create a tough to remove residue and long-lasting odor. The trained professionals at SERVPRO use various techniques, equipment, and cleaning products to rid your home of lingering smoke odors.

Technicians may use some of the following cleaners to neutralize or remove odors:

  • Oxidizing cleaners such as StainZap. Oxygen-based cleaners break down odor-causing molecules and remove organic stains.
  • Counteracts beads that combine with odors to destroy the odor-causing bacteria.
  • Humectants combine with airborne particles to create precipitation onto surfaces which can then be wiped away.
  • Masking agents such as air fresheners.
  • Enzyme Digesters that break down organic molecules to remove odors.

If you are looking for professional assistance after a fire in Naples or the surrounding areas, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

Does Ductwork Need Commercial Mold Remediation in Marco Island Business Properties?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Recommends Thorough Commercial Mold Remediation in Marco Island Properties

When visible mold gets discovered within a property, that is just a symptom of another problem that needs correction as rapidly as possible. Some of the most common reasons include a slow leak, poor ventilation, or drainage. The need for a fast resolution is particularly real in a business with public foot traffic, as exposure to mold can cause health effects in some individuals. 

After handling commercial mold remediation in Marco Island business properties, SERVPRO technicians look at the ventilation system. Because naturally-occurring mold spores are airborne, when an infestation occurs, it is not unusual for the ductwork throughout a building to have signs of mold damage along with dust and build-up from use. 

The technicians have specialized equipment to collect dirt and debris from the ducts and specially-formulated cleaning agents and antimicrobial solutions to ensure the surfaces get thoroughly cleaned. The benefits of a deep cleaning include: 

  • The HVAC operates at peak efficiency
  • Removal of musty odors
  • Inhibits the spread of spores 

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 performs commercial mold remediation of any size and type in local Marco Island properties.

Can Carpets Get Restored After Flood Damage in Naples Homes?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Restores Naples Homes With Flood Damage

Seeing a home with even a small amount of water damage from a storm can seem overwhelming for where to start the cleanup. One of the smartest moves a property owner can make is to bring in professional help.

Naples is prone to flood damage from strong storms that are a part of living in Florida. When SERVPRO techs handle this type of restoration job, some actions are taken to ensure the best outcome for the property owner. The elements the determine the potential for reuse includes:

  • The type of water absorbed into the carpet
  • Length of time before the cleanup began
  • The materials used in the carpet's construction

In cases where the water damage is from rainwater, there is a possibility to save the carpet if the removal begins within 24 hours and the carpet does not show signs of deterioration. The techs use several tests to determine the types of fibers they are dealing with through burn analysis, chemical reactions, and gravity tests. This helps avoid issues such as shrinkage, dye bleeding, or fading from contact with cleaning agents. 

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 is available 24/7 to handle flood damage in Naples properties and make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire Restoration Needs in Naples?

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning on a beach When it comes to your fire restoration needs, SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to assist.

SERVPRO Can Handle Any Type of Fire Damage in Naples

While Florida may be known as the Sunshine State, it also clocks many lightning strikes that accompany the frequent thunderstorms, with an average of 3,500 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes that occur daily. The result of this is a Naples property can wind up with property damage from fires caused by lightning. However, there are steps homeowners can take to minimize this risk, such as:

  • Install a residential lightning protection system, which may include lightning rods, grounds, and main conductors
  • Unplug electronics and small appliances before intense storms arrive
  • Transient voltage surge suppressors work to protect the electrical system in the house if no one is home and a lightning strike occurs
  • Please read the fine print on your insurance and make sure it covers lightning strikes, as Florida is one of the top ten states for claims involving property damage from lightning

Top Things to Do During Great Weather in Naples

The city of Naples has excellent weather much of the year like the rest of Florida, and there are numerous outdoor activities. The Rookery Bay Reserve has a stunning ecosystem and wildlife to view in their natural habitats. Visitors can see small sea stars, dolphins, and sometimes, manatees. Kayaking is another popular pastime in this area. Participants in the daytime can see a host of wildlife. There are often opportunities for nighttime excursions that allow for viewing bioluminescent algae and water creatures that are generally not out in the day.

The proximity to the Gulf of Mexico makes Naples an ideal place for charter fishing excursions. Sportspeople of all experience levels can catch a diverse array of fish, including tarpon, kingfish, and sharks.

Exploring Mangroves in Naples

Mangrove trees are a huge part of the ecosystem in Florida. So much so that there are regulations about how many of the trees can get removed and limits for cutting limbs. The mangroves provide food for numerous fishes and provide nursery areas for many kinds of water dwellers, including fishes, crustaceans, and shellfish in their long, curved roots. One thing that makes the mangrove trees unique is that they are salt-tolerant trees and grow and flourish in salt and brackish water. The presence of these trees on the coastline protects the soils from erosion, surge from hurricanes and can take on the impact of tsunamis. Severe penalties can result from the removal of mangroves from private property without the proper authorization. 

How Can Professional Fire Restoration Restore Walls With Smoke Damage in Naples Homes? 

When SERVPRO handles fire restoration for Naples properties, great care is taken to remove smoke and soot from surfaces so as little as possible replacement needs. The techs accomplish this goal through the use of specialized cleaning agents and equipment such as: 

  • Dry cleaning sponges to lift away dry smoke
  • Cleaners with solvents to release the residue's grip on surfaces
  • Specific solutions for smoke damage removal on hardwood floors and furnishings

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 is available 24/7 to handle any size fire restoration issues in local Naples properties.

Marco Island Residents can Carry a Tune in Nearby Naples

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Weekly Karaoke Events Keep Live Entertainment Happening for the Marco Island Area

On Friday, January 29th, 2021, beginning at 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM, we are keeping the fun of karaoke alive in Naples. Come down to the Bowland Beacon for your chance to hang out with like-minded individuals who want to have some safe fun with the singers of the community. 

In compliance with regulations, extra precautions such as disposable mic covers and cleaning the equipment after each use are steps taken to keep performers safe and ensure the event continues. To secure your place on the performers' roster, you can find more information by contacting the Bowland Beacon at (239) 597-3452. 

The need for water damage restoration in Marco Island home makes you want to do anything but sing. Our experienced SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island restorers can help with efficient mitigation and drying steps to reduce costs and losses for our customers. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (239) 302-5700. 

Capture the Sunset as Only You Can in Naples

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Take in a Sunset Painting Course in a Safe and Entertaining Way

The Edgewater Beach Hotel helps Naples area residents discover their inner artist with a Paint & Party series event. All skill levels welcome to participate, as you are under the guidance and tutelage of an accomplished local artist. You can sign up for your spot at the event Friday, January 15th, 2021, from 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM.

Not only does this painting experience come with a complimentary beverage of your choice to enjoy with whomever you drug along, but you also get to take the work of art home with you at the end of the night. You can contact (239) 403-2000 for more information.

When you cannot appreciate the sunset because you are battling flood damage in your Naples home, our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team is available to help. We have experienced professionals and leading extraction tools to mitigate losses and quickly get to the drying and cleaning stages. Call us today at (239) 302-5700.

Protecting Naples Attractions After a Fire Loss

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

People paddleboarding on water in sunset Don't let fire damage ruin your enjoyment of Naples. SERVPRO can restore your home while you take advantage of all the area has to offer.

With Hundreds of Attractions and Landmarks Around Naples, Our Restorers Stay Ready to Help After Fire Disasters

Tourism is one of Naples' driving forces, with hundreds of attractions and desirable locations for relaxation and entertainment. This area is a coastal community that continues to draw in traffic through each season of the year. Much of this traffic is attributed to our natural vistas and protected land reserves, such as the Everglades National Park or the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. These attractions have been a point of pride for the residents and tourists alike to respect the environment and the local spirit of caretaking for nature, including the multitude of beaches throughout our Naples and Marco Island area, which in itself can draw in hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

Often considered one of the origin points for the sport of pickleball, Naples has also accommodated this growing trend with pickleball courts in most of its public parks. The sport has become so popular in our area that Naples has been the home of the US Open Pickleball Championship every year since the tournament began in 2016. This sport can also contribute to our community's increasing popularity to outside travelers and tourists visiting Florida.

Shopping Experiences in the Greater Naples Area 

As with any popular tourist destination throughout the country, the community would be remiss without its inclusions of outlet stores and shopping destinations for those looking to boost our local economy when they arrive. Shopping makes up a large share of the county's revenue, making Marco Island and Naples both profitable in all quarters of the year. Providing a variety of nationally recognized franchises and anchor stores can be a draw for tourists and the unique local offerings provided by shops and stores throughout downtown Naples or other more developed areas of the community.

  • Coastland Center – This is a shopping mall located within the city that has been in business since the mid-70s. One of the premier destinations for shopping within the locale, Coastland Center is home to more than 120 stores and services. With roughly one million square feet of retail space and restaurants, this is an active pillar of the community year-round, accommodating both the influx and tourism through the year's warmer months and the steady local traffic expected from the 20,000 residents living in Naples alone.
  • Waterside Shops – While not within the Naples city limits, Waterside Shops has become one of the attractions that anyone staying within Naples or nearby in areas like Pelican Bay or Marco Island can shop for whatever pleases them. While not as prominent and developed as Coastland Center, Waterside Shops features two primary anchor stores and close to 60 more stores and services throughout more than 250,000 square feet of space. Throughout this open-air mall, the leading retailers cater to a more luxurious audience with brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Rolex.

Cultural Centers and Museums that Preserve Naples History

Protecting the natural environment around Naples and Marco Island is as valuable as protecting our heritage, history, and culture that makes up our diverse community. Not surprisingly, there are multiple cultural centers and museums throughout the city and its neighboring areas devoted exclusively to protecting local history by preserving artifacts, stories, and promoting tourists' and locals' general education. Some of the historic properties and museums that often make the list of those visiting the attractions of Naples include:

  • Naples Depot Museum - As a fully restored station by the Collier County museums organization, this cultural center focuses on exhibits devoted to transportation in Southwest Florida. A miniature railway runs around the property's perimeter, but even this is second to longstanding displays for the railroad, the Seminole tribes of the area, and antique vehicles.
  • The Baker Museum - This facility used to be known as the Naples Museum of Art and has been in operation since 2000, and includes a diverse collection of art collected worldwide, with permanent exhibits devoted to Mexican art of the 20th century, sculptures, three-dimensional art, and pieces of American modernism.
  • Golisano Children's Museum of Naples - A facility that is more than 30,000 square feet in size, children of all ages can see exhibits devoted to the swamps of the Everglades, mazes, banyan trees, and other incredible sites and interactive experiences.

Restoring Naples Homes and Businesses After Fire Losses 

Fires can be a devastating presence in your home and leave many property owners unaware of what their next steps should be. Because we can appreciate how quickly fires can get out of control, we are prepared for the mitigation that your property requires at all hours of the day. As a preferred vendor for local insurance companies to complete claims work, we are often notified quickly of emergencies even before property owners consider how restoration must occur.

As a leading fire restoration team in the area, we have a growing roster of experienced technicians capable of handling some of the most challenging post-fire recovery aspects. Soot cleanup is among the direst of circumstances. These circulating particulates are carcinogenic and acidic, making them a hazard to both the occupants of the house who become exposed and any hosting services upon which these particles come to rest. Cleaning these surfaces and affected contents varies considerably from one area of the house to the next, so careful evaluation goes into the appropriate approach and products to ensure the most efficient solutions.

From fire debris removal to deodorization, there are many steps and stages to fire restoration and the reconstruction necessary upon mitigation completion. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team can help with nearly every aspect of restoration and repair your property requires. Contact anytime at (239) 302-5700. 

Come, Enjoy Nature and Fine Art in Naples.

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green fleet outside a fire damaged home. Fire damage can be very hard and stressful to deal with. Let the know how of the company SERVPRO restore your home to preloss condition.

Experience the Beautiful Artwork of Carmelo Blandino at the Naples Botanical Garden. 

The Naples Botanical Garden is hosting an exhibit of Carmelo Blandino’s artworks between November 20th and January 10th.  Blandino’s unique large, mixed media art exhibit, which blends classic styles with modern expressionism, is inspired by botanical garden sights.  His abstract floral paintings highlight the interconnectivity of our biosphere and serve to enhance your time at the garden.  When planning your visit to the exhibit, remember the following essential details:

  • The event takes place at the Naples Botanical Garden, located at 4820 Bayshore Drive in Naples.
  • It is being held daily between 8 AM and 5 PM.
  • Tickets can be purchased through the botanical garden’s website.

As fellow nature lovers, your neighbors at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are pleased to welcome you to this exhibit.  At the same time, we would like to take the opportunity to warn you about another part of nature:  fire.  If you ever suffer from a fire-related event and need fire damage restoration, call us at (239) 302-5700 for assistance.    

Help Disadvantaged Collier County Children and Bid on Some Fine Wines in Naples.

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Attend the Naples Winter Wine Festival. 

Have you ever wanted to help disadvantaged children in the Naples area but did not know how to do it?  Well, participating in the Naples Winter Wine Festival is one way you can help those in need while enjoying yourself.  The festival features three main events, including:

  • An online auction  
  • An hour-long televised broadcast
  • A virtual auction following the program. 

The online auction occurs from January 22nd at 8 AM to February 2nd at 5 PM and is for rare wine lots, winery packages, and unique travel experiences.  The fundraising show, airing on WINK-TV at 7 PM on January 30th, introduces some of the children helped by the program and allows viewers to make a monetary pledge.  After the program, at 8 PM, there is a “by invitation only” virtual auction for luxurious lifestyle items and experiences.

Your friends at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are pleased to announce this signature multiday charity event.  Also, as one of Naples’ highest-rated mold removal companies, we would like to remind you of the ever-present threat of mold damage in southwestern Florida.  So, remember, if mold ever impacts your business, call us at (239) 302-5700 for help.

Naples, a Winter Resort City for the Wealthy, Isn’t Always Sunny.

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Even Residents of Posh Resort Cities Like Naples Face Challenges 

The luxurious history of Naples began earnest in the 1880s when U.S. Senator John Stuart Williams of Kentucky became interested in developing a city in Southwest Florida.  In 1885, Williams partnered with Walter Haldeman, owner of the Louisville Courier-Journal, to explore the southwestern Florida coast and find a suitable community location.  The two would-be developers eventually found the perfect site where modern-day Naples stands today.  This “paradise coast” consisted of miles of sandy oceanfront beaches with a sizable bay behind them.  Haldeman and Williams formed the Naples Town Improvement Company in the Fall of 1886 to bring their envisioned town into existence.         

The Development of Naples

The new dream city on the Paradise Coast quickly emerged from the sandy shoreline.  It was named after Naples, Italy, because of its bay, position on the southwestern end of a peninsula, and sunny weather.  The centerpiece of the newly built community was a sixteen-room hotel, positioned on the narrowest piece of land between beach and bay, which opened in 1889.  The town’s other important early feature was its pier that was two blocks distant from the hotel.  As you can imagine, Naples soon became a thriving beach resort area where wealthy patrons attempted to escape the cold weather of their more northern residences.  As time progressed, the community became more accessible to outsiders.  Rail service arrived in 1927, and the Tamiami Trail, which passed through town and connected Miami to Tampa, was completed in 1928.            

A Mecca for the Rich and Famous

As with other small coastal Florida towns, Naples has attracted a lot of wealthy vacationers and homebuyers.  This magnetism started almost as soon as it was built.  The community’s developers, Williams and Haldeman, were both prominent men.  Rose Cleveland, sister of U.S. President Grover Cleveland, was Naples Hotel’s first guest when it opened in 1889.  Numerous other notable people soon followed in her footsteps.  Over the past 130 or so years, several celebrities have also made the picturesque seaside community their home.  Some of the more recent of these have been author Robin Cook, billionaire sports team owner Shahid Khan, Best Buy founder Richard Schulze, Judge Judy’s Judith Sheindlin, prolific narrator Peter Thomas, and a host of professional sports players.  

The Glittering Lure of Naples

So, what attracts affluent people to Naples?  Well, several obvious things make the resort town the perfect place for moneyed individuals.  First, the area offers them access to numerous luxurious leisure activities like:

  • Yachting:  there are several local yachting clubs and a multitude of fascinating seaside landscapes to explore nearby
  • Water sports:  with easy access to both the ocean and protected bays, water sports enthusiasts can enjoy such activities as swimming, parasailing, jet-skiing, and water skiing  
  • Golfing:  wherever guests or residents are in Naples, there is always a fine country club close by
  • Exploring nature:  the local area boasts several state and federal parks/forests/preserves/wildlife refuges like the Collier-Seminole State Park and the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge.     

High-end shopping and dining:  Naples is home to numerous luxury shopping and fine dining establishments

All of the above certainly entices well-heeled visitors and homebuyers alike to venture into our city.  However, access to these activities alone is not the community’s only draw.  Prosperous people seeking to relocate prefer this part of Southwest Florida for a second reason, namely the sheer number of opulent properties it has to offer potential buyers.  The most notable of these multimillion-dollar residences can be found on:  

  • Gordon Drive
  • Galleon Drive
  • Rum Row
  • Gulf Shore Boulevard
  • Admiralty Parade
  • Spyglass Lane

Potential Downsides to Living in Naples

While Naples is an attractive place to live for many reasons, there are some negatives and risks you face if you choose to live here.  These are mostly financial or weather-related and include such things as:

  • A poor job market
  • A high cost of living
  • Real estate scams and shoddily-constructed housing

Severe weather, including heavy rains, flooding, waterspouts, and hurricanes, during the region’s rainy season that lasts from mid-May through October.

If you can dodge the financial risks of locating in this pricy Southwest Florida community, you are still always subject to its sometimes troublesome weather.  Strong hurricane-force winds can easily damage or even blow the roof off your home.  These winds can also turn lawn furniture into destructive projectiles and cause trees/tree limbs to fall on your roof.  At the same time, heavy rains and storm surges could quickly inundate everything in sight.

With all that said, as your neighbors, the skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island are always here to help you.  If your business is ever flooded because of a roof or appliance leak and you need water removal services.

How Can I Determine if My Business Has a Water-Related Issue?

As a Naples business owner, it is crucial that you locate and effectively deal with all water-related damage as soon as possible before it develops into something worse that could potentially threaten your operations.  This is especially true for operators of businesses like hotels and restaurants.  In order to catch water-related issues early, SERVPRO suggests that you have your business periodically inspected by professionals and watch out for the following signs of water damage:

  • Musty odors
  • Mold or mildew growths and surface discolorations
  • Disintegrating drywall or plaster
  • Dry rot
  • Wall or ceiling warping
  • Buckled floors and similar issues

If you notice any of these problems, you likely have a water leak.  This could be caused by several things, like a damaged roof, leaky pipe, a malfunctioning appliance, or corroded water container.

Your neighbors at SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island advise you to take all water-related issues seriously, regardless of their apparent severity.  We would also like to remind you that we are always here to help you with all your water removal needs.  Call us whenever you need us at (239) 302-5700.

Can Restoration Pros Save a Storm-Damaged Roof?

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

vans outside damaged home The team to turn to after your home is damaged is SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island!

IICRC-Certified Techs at SERVPRO Return Storm-Damaged Naples Homes to a Pre-Loss State

Naples, like much of the Sunshine State, experiences well above average precipitation compared to the rest of the US at a whopping 56 inches per year. Much of this rain comes with high winds and other weather-related risks that can lead to felled trees on roofs, damaged shingles, and structural materials in dire need of cleanup and potential replacement.

SERVPRO’s mitigation process includes performing any necessary structural repairs and mold remediation (license #MRSR2994) to restore Naples homes affected by storm damage.

Why Does SERVPRO’s Fast Response to Storm Damage Cleanup Matter?
    •    24/7 availability means that technicians minimize the risk of microbial growth on your property using EPA-registered biocides.
    •    SERVPRO emergency-response crews can provide power sources for cleanup equipment if your electricity is shut off.
    •    Industrial-grade drying equipment includes high-powered centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to make your property look and feel, “Like it never even happened.” Call (239) 302-5700 to begin the mitigation and restoration process.

How Does SERVPRO Training Prepare Technicians to Tackle Fire Cleanup?

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Professionals Clean and Restore Fire Damage in Naples Per IICRC Standards

While Naples homeowners may currently be more concerned with hurricane season, something as simple as an accidental stovetop fire can create sudden and costly damages that require an equally rapid response to keep occupants safe and minimize property loss.

SERVPRO teams are prepared to respond to Naples homeowners seeking fire damage cleanup and restoration on short notice.

How are SERVPRO Technicians Educated About Fire Damage Mitigation?
    •    Initial certification and training programs for technicians cover fire and water damage cleanup, as well as cleaning carpet and upholstery.
    •    e-Learning opportunities allow both technicians and staff at SERVPRO to hone their knowledge of mitigation and restoration techniques.
    •    Credit and noncredit courses are available to both franchise staff and real estate and insurance professionals who wish to learn more about disaster cleanup and restoration best practices.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Residents in need of rapid disaster cleanup and restoration can call (239) 302-5700 to get started.

You Can Count on SERVPRO for Storm-Related Disaster Mitigation Services

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

van outside storm damaged home When a storm damages your home you need to call the experts at SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is Available 24/7 for Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Naples is a vibrant community that is home to a wealth of opportunities for residents since its inception. The city’s nearly 20,000 citizens reside at an elevation of approximately three feet along the Gulf Coast. Prominent businesses like payment systems giant ACI Worldwide, arthroscopy industry leader Arthrex and construction powerhouse Florida Rock Industries are all based in Naples. This peaceful coastal community in southwest Florida requires a well-trained emergency response crew to handle disasters and maintain a high standard of safety for homeowners and businesses alike.

The Paradise Coast is also home to plenty of opportunities for tourism year-round. Between the white sands of Naples Beach and a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options from 3rd Street South to 8th Street South, Naples has much to offer trendsetting young professionals and vacationing families alike.

Downtown Naples is filled to the brim with acclaimed restaurants and hotels like:
    •    Barbatella
    •    Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar, & Store
    •    Bleu Provence
    •    Cove Inn on Naples Bay
    •    The Gondolier Inn

Storm Damage Cleaning, Removal, and Repair for Naples, Florida Residents
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-accredited crew at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is locally-owned and operated. This commitment to local service puts our team in a unique position to offer high-quality, commercial-grade resources that restore homes while staying in touch with the Naples community.

    •    We're only a phone call away from providing you with the necessary cleanup and restoration services at (239) 302-5700.
    •    SERVPRO technicians, staff, and franchise owners all receive extensive education about disaster cleanup and home restoration so that the community at large can benefit.
    •    Our constant availability, even on nights, weekends, and holidays, ensures that damage to your home is minimized while streamlining the claims filing process.

Whether you run a motel near Naples Beach or live along Gulf Shore Boulevard North, restoration professionals can prevent losses like those incurred by the massive Hurricane Irma in 2017. This Atlantic storm is considered the strongest observed since 2005, making landfall as a Category 4 storm before impacting Marco Island as a Category 3. Winds reached a whopping 112 miles per hour just a few short miles south of Naples. Hurricane Irma required the most massive statewide evacuation recorded in the state of Florida at 6.5 million residents.

Common Situations That Create Storm Damage on Naples Properties
Located along the coast on the southwestern tip of Florida, Naples is a beautiful coastline beach town that stays warm year-round. The locale’s hurricane season, which lasts from June to November, creates storm and flood damage risks from both hurricanes and tropical storms. Summer and autumn are typically much more precipitous than the rest of the year, seeing as much as two to six times more rain than the spring or winter months.

Naples residents would do well to prepare their homes for a variety of storm, flooding, and hurricane-related events, such as:

    •    Meteotsunamis, like the high-tide storm event near Naples Pier in January 2016, can leave homeowners suddenly looking for high ground. These rare weather phenomena, created by sudden changes in pressure, can bring 70 to 90 mph winds and sudden cold fronts. The meteotsunami that occurred in December 2018 quickly flooded Naples beaches, causing local tide gauges to rise more than one foot in less than one minute.
    •    Tropical storms during the wet season comprise much of the record rainfall and flood risk for homeowners in Collier County and the surrounding areas. After Tropical Storm Sally passed through southwest Florida, water levels rose several inches, causing flooding so significant on Sanibel Island that fish washed up on Tarpon Bay Road in Sanibel.
    •    Naples’s proximity to the Caribbean and Central America can mean exposure to several hurricanes per year. Fortunately, in many cases, Naples is spared the worst of the damages to property and infrastructure. However, some severe storms, like Hurricanes Irma and Wilma, did directly impact the city.
    •    Naples sees an average of 54 inches of rain per year. This figure is much higher than the United States average of 38 inches.

Due to Naples’ location and flood risk potential, homeowners can save considerably on flood insurance policies. According to 2018 data, there are currently over 14,000 active flood insurance policies. Because Naples is considered a Class 5 by the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS), meaning policyholders can receive up to 25% off of their insurance. The City of Naples as a whole saves an estimated $3.9 million per year on flood protection premiums because it participated in the NFIP’s CRS.

What Mitigation Services Does SERVPRO Perform for Storm-Damaged Homes?
Storm damage on Naples properties can take many forms. SERVPRO technicians offer a plethora of services that remove debris, make necessary structural repairs, and coordinate with both insurance adjusters and homeowners to ensure that restoration is performed with you in mind.

    •    Licensed professionals. Your local SERVPRO company is also licensed to render mold remediation services (license #MRSR2994) that eliminate microbes with a variety of commercial-grade tools such as:
    -HEPA filter air scrubbers.
    -Industrial-grade dehumidifiers.
    -EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions.
    •    Rebuilding services. Whether you need carpeting and drywall replaced after a flood or you need lightning-fast roofing repairs to stop further water damage, this team can assist you.
    •    Contents restoration. SERVPRO also has equipment and facilities available to perform both on- and off-site restoration of upholstery, electronics, documents, and valuables, depending on the extent of the disaster. We strive to minimize property losses to help you save on repair and replacement costs.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has a professional crew that is ready to make your home look and feel, “Like it never even happened.” Call your local mitigation team today at (239) 302-5700.

How Does a Comprehensive Restoration Approach Save You Money?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment on the floor of a bedroom. SERVPRO has the supplies, knowledge, and people to get the job done right, call us today.

With both experienced technicians and contractors under the same roof, we can more efficiently recover damaged Naples homes. 

Water damage to your Naples home happens in many ways ranging from the presence of standing water to the deterioration and weakening of structural elements. Having an answer to each of these problems used to require multiple contractors working on different aspects of recovery and repair. Our SERVPRO professionals have a comprehensive approach to restoration that encompasses nearly all of the structure's needs with our extensive roster.

Several aspects of water damage repair for Naples homes must begin as soon as our technicians and contractors arrive. Mitigation is one of the vital elements to a successful restoration, as this process reduces overall loss and ultimate costs of the work to be done. Our contractors and technicians work together to accomplish several critical tasks upon arrival, including:

  • Plumbing Repairs – When plumbing pipes or connections cause water damage in the home, these elements must be replaced or repaired by our building trade professionals. We limit the amount of tear-out necessary to access these areas using moisture meters and thermal imagery. 
  • Cleaning Debris – Our contractors must also notice any debris and deteriorated construction materials like drywall and ceiling tiles that might require cleanup.
  • Extraction – Several water removal tools ranging from wet vacuums to submersible pumps, help eliminate pooling surface water concerns.

When Does Reconstruction Occur? 

After mitigation completes, it has become customary for customers to anticipate acquiring a secondary contractor to handle repairs and reconstruction. With in-house contractors available on our SERVPRO team, we can begin this vital service as soon as mitigation draws to a close.

There are many concerns with water damage disasters that impact your home. However, with a combination of building trade professionals and experienced technicians on our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team, we are ready to help. Call us today at (239) 302-5700.

Why Should You Look for Mold Removal Companies that Help Your Store Staff Prepare?

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

image of tablet, smartphone with ERP The SERVPRO ERP Plan can mitigate the effects of mold, water, and fire damage to Naples area commercial buildings and expensive inventory and stock.

Naples Store Owners need Mold Removal Companies that Understand Their Needs

Whether your store is a shoe shop, a grocery store, or a DIY emporium, you know that being closed for too long is bad for business. Naples entrepreneurs need to keep their doors open so they can welcome customers and make money. Even a short closure is inconvenient and puts you at risk of losing money.

If you notice fungal growth in your business, you need to find mold removal companies in Naples who understand your needs. We are a franchise company with access to national resources and training while still being locally owned and operated. Because our team also lives and works here, we are sensitive to the local business community's needs.

Why is it essential to prepare for mold removal?

You might think of preparing for a more massive disaster like a fire or flood. However, it is crucial to prepare for mold remediation too. Mold might not seem like a big deal, but if you do not treat it swiftly, it can:

  • Spread to other areas of your business
  • Cause a moldy odor that customers will notice
  • Damage wood, wallpaper, carpets, and drapes, along with inventory

How does a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile help staff prepare?

We designed the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile program (ERP) to help businesses prepare for a disaster, including mold. Your ERP means your staff always knows what to do and what to expect when something goes wrong:

  • First, sign up for an ERP account and fill in your details
  • Then download the free app
  • Print out a Field Form.

The information will sync so you can manage your account from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can also set our local franchise as your preferred mold remediation company. Write the required information on the form, and take pictures when the app asks you too. Then log on using a computer or laptop and fill out all the data from the Field Form.

Your ERP gives your staff the information they need about who to call and what to do if they discover mold. You can also use the app to get in touch with us. Because the information is pre-populated, the submission process is faster, and we can begin remediation more quickly.

Do not let mold slow your business down. Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 to schedule an appointment for the ERP Plan.

Water Damage Restoration Naples

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO for Naples Water Damage Restoration Services

Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island Now (239) 302-5700.

As one of the seats of Collier County, more than 20,000 residents have sought the sun and sand of southwest Florida here in Naples. Because of its placement between Miami to the east and Fort Myers to the north, this is a wealthy area of the state that has earned its recognition as one of the ‘Top 10 Pricey Cities That Pay Off’ by the U.S. News & World Report. This acknowledgment was based on the amenity value or the worth asset it has to its owners. Because Naples is not an overwhelming metropolitan development, our position on the Gulf of Mexico drives our tourism economy. With so many condos and accommodations along the ten-mile stretch of Gulf coastline, commercial restoration is almost as steady as the water and fire damage recovery needs of homeowners. Our central position throughout the Naples and Marco Island area allows us to provide efficient service and responses to the regions more than 320,000 residents and vacationers.

Naples Area Emergency Water Removal, Cleanup, and Restoration

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Removal, Drying, Cleanup
  • Mold Inspections, Remediation, Construction
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration
  • Large Loss Recovery Team
  • Fast Response 24/7 (239) 302-5700

Restoring Naples Properties After Water Damages

While Naples is considered among the wealthiest cities in America, this evaluation for its residents goes well beyond annual incomes and net worth. Our coastal community thrives on a unique art and cultural heritage, accentuated throughout areas like Gallery Row and with nationally recognized troupes like The Naples Players. Because tourism drives so many to the area, shopping and retail experiences have become a staple of our economy as well, including developments like Tin City, The Village on Venetian Bay, 5th Avenue South, and 3rd Street South area.

This region of Florida is recognized for a tropical savannah climate which allows for a growing season that encompasses every day of the year. Our position along the Gulf, however, leaves the city vulnerable to powerful tropical storms and hurricanes. While many structures have prepared for this inevitability, our SERVPRO professionals must still remain ready 24/7 to address emergencies that threaten homes and businesses during these natural disasters. Despite the need for restoration at times, Naples lives up to its name which comes from a comparison to the beautiful bay of Naples, Italy. We have been recognized by the Travel Channel in 2005 as having the best all-around beach in the country.

Emergency Water Damage Scenarios for the Naples Area

  • Damaged/Leaking Roofs
  • Broken Appliances
  • Firefighting Water Removal
  • Hurricane Damage/Flooding
  • Aging and Deteriorating Plumbing
  • Pipe Air Hammers
  • Clogged Drains and Backup

Why Choose SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island?

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

With the entire Naples / Marco Island area home to about one-third of a million people, our central location plays a vital role in how quickly we can respond to emergencies and protect or preserve damaged structures.

Expertly Trained and Experienced Professionals

We have a growing roster of qualified professionals and technicians trained in each niche of the restoration homes and businesses needed after water disasters. From Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) to Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), we can help you through the phases of recovery promptly after an emergency.

Advanced Water Restoration Tools and Technologies

The water restoration process often requires dozens of recovery tools in our inventory, ranging from extractors to drying equipment. We invest in the technologies and devices that can complete mitigation and restoration as efficiently as possible.

Questions or Concerns? We can help 24/7. Give SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island a call now at (239) 302-5700.

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How Can a Flood Impact My Naples Home?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home Never let bad weather catch you by surprise.

Flooding in Naples is a Common Occurrence and Can Cause Various Problems like Structural Damage, a Proliferation of Harmful Microbial Growths, and the Destruction of Household Contents.

As you probably already know, Naples experiences its rainy season between mid-May and the end of October.  During this time, the area routinely has daily thunderstorms from around noon until about sunset.  However, torrential rains can sometimes fall continuously for several days in a row, overpowering local drainage networks and flooding nearby homes.  When this happens, your residence could suffer extensive immediate damage and be at risk of further issues in the future.  Worse still is that some of these flood-borne problems could go unnoticed even after remediation work is completed.  This is why you must hire the right flood damage cleanup and restoration company to resolve your flood-related situation.

What Kind of Damage is a Flood Capable of Doing?
As your local Naples flood damage remediators at SERVPRO know, floods can cause an amazing amount of damage.  These property injuries can be both immediate and long-term, as well as visible and hidden.  Some of the many flood-borne issues our skilled technicians have successfully handled in the past are:

    •    Feet of standing water in even the most difficult-to-access areas
    •    Hazardous waste deposits
    •    Moisture-saturated home interiors
    •    Harmful microbial growths that cause mold and mildew stains, dry rot, and health effects
    •    Persistent, difficult-to-eliminate odors
    •    Destroyed structural elements and rooms

After regularly resolving these particular situations, we have earned a reputation as one of the area’s most skilled storm damage remediation services.  This favorable public image has only been enhanced when people learn about the extensive training our technicians receive in all aspects of the cleanup and restoration process.

How Does SERVPRO Clean Up the Aftereffects of a Flood?
We are knowledgeable in all the latest remediation methods and have access to all the newest cutting edge tools of our trade.  Using our extensive expertise, we employ these to your greatest benefit.  Some of the advanced resources that make our remarkable efforts possible are:

    •    Powerful truck-mounted and portable water extractors
    •    State-of-the-art air movers and high-velocity fans
    •    Various high-tech dehumidifiers
    •    Innovative Injectidry systems
    •    Thermal and ultra-low volume foggers
    •    A wide array of EPA-approved disinfectants and deodorants

Armed with all of these highly effective tools, our professionals can resolve almost any flood-related issue in almost any type of environment.

What Type of Residences Has SERVPRO Successfully Remediated?
SERVPRO has dealt with the effects of flooding in all types of residences.  Our experts have completed work on everything from country estates to city condos.  The following is a brief list of the various kinds of residential structures we have saved over the past eighteen or so years:

    •    Large country estates
    •    Small and large single-family houses
    •    Divided and multi-family structures
    •    Beachfront and downtown condos
    •    Mixed-use properties of various sizes

Residences are constructed differently from one another, and they often exist in dissimilar environments.  So, effectively cleaning up flood damage generally involves knowing exactly what tools and services might be necessary for every circumstance.  As a firm with extensive experience cleaning up and restoring all the various home types, SERVPRO has become one of the leading flood damage remediators in this region.

Where Does SERVPRO Operate?
Wherever you are in the Greater Naples area, SERVPRO likely services your community.  We are available to help you in most parts of Collier County, from the oceanfront to its swampy eastern end.  Some of the various communities we have helped include:

    •    Naples
    •    Naples Manor
    •    Old Marco Junction
    •    Marco Island
    •    Miles City
    •    Monroe Station
    •    Paolita Station

Our large zone of coverage forces us to deal with a wide range of environments, each requiring the use of different methods and tools.  As a result, our technicians have become experts in remediating residential flooding in both remote swampy grasslands and densely populated coastal communities.

As a homeowner in Southwest Florida, you should always remain mindful of the ever-present threat of flooding.  Although our towns rarely suffer direct hits from hurricanes, they still experience much of the region’s tropical weather.  Heavy rains that continue unabated for several days are a common occurrence here.  These intensely rainy periods rather quickly inundate our low-lying region and bring destruction to local residents.  It is for this reason you should be well-prepared for flooding before the rainy season comes.  Know whom to call in the case of a flood emergency and take all the other necessary precautions to safeguard your property.

With all that said, never let bad weather catch you by surprise.  If it ever does and you require assistance overcoming the devastation of a flood, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island anytime at (239) 302-5700.

Where Can Business Owners in Naples Go to Restore Their Facility After a Fire?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Texture of fire on a black background Even if your business has suffered only minor damage from smoke, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 today.

SERVPRO Professionals Can Return Businesses in Naples to a Clean, Customer-Ready Condition

Do Owners Need Professional Restoration with Minor Damage?
Absolutely! In the haste to reopen after recent events, Naples business owners have sometimes found themselves with another disaster. When it happens, SERVPRO technicians are ready to help recover from problems such as getting smoke residues off the walls of a dining room to cleaning and disinfecting kitchen surfaces and food storage lockers.

What Tools Are Needed to Make a Restaurant Safe for Customers Again?
Commercial fire restoration in Naples begins with cleaning and, if needed, replacing every surface affected by the fire. Technicians use:
    •    Cleaners – We have an extensive inventory of anti-bacterial and deodorizing cleaning agents. Both are needed to not just clean smoke residue particles off tabletops or food-prep counters, but to also eliminate possible health threats and pungent odors that accompany them.
    •    Tools and Equipment – Technicians use sponges to clean walls and floors, and long-handled squeegees for ceilings. If residues penetrated wood surfaces, they have the option to use powered agitators with a cleaning agent, sanders to remove top layers of beams and other support structures, and foggers that generate a cloud of cleaning particles that deeply penetrate surfaces to eliminate odor-causing particles.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Bring Back the Original Appearance?
To finish the restoration, our administration staff works with insurance companies and owners to get the most out of the policy to return the business to its pre-fire appearance. This includes sourcing the original paint color from photos and other sources to apply to ceilings and walls. If tables and chairs are restorable, technicians use air movers and special brushes to return each piece to its pre-fire appearance.

Even if your business has suffered only minor damage from smoke, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 today. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and can help you quickly reopen your business.

How Can Soda Blasting Help With Mold Damage In My Naples Warehouse??

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Growth on Stained Plaster Wall Close-Up When we are finished, your business will be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Naples Business Owners Need Effective Mold Damage Help

If your Naples business includes a warehouse, then that building is vital to your business operation. Whether you use your warehouse to pack food, produce car parts, or send out educational materials, you need the building to be safe and fit for purpose.

Mold damage to your Naples warehouse is frustrating. Mold looks and may smell terrible, and if you do not treat it effectively, it can quickly spread.

Why is mold hard to clean?
Mold is challenging to clean because:
    •    Not all mold damage is immediately visible
    •    Household cleaners (especially bleach) can make it worse
    •    Mold spores are microscopic and can quickly spread to other parts of your warehouse and start new colonies

What is soda blasting?
Soda blasting uses tiny baking soda particles (yes, the same thing used in making cakes!) to gently scrub surfaces. SERVPRO technicians aim the blasting machine nozzle at the surface, and the machine uses pressure to pelt the wood or brick or other surface with soda particles.? Soda blasting is a similar process to sandblasting, but the media we use is softer and less abrasive.

Why is soda blasting helpful for mold damage?
Soda blasting is ideal for mold damage because:
    •    The particles are soft enough that they do not damage the surface underneath
    •    Blasting takes less time than manual scrubbing, which means you can get back to business faster
    •    Soda blasting is an environmentally sensitive option
    •    Baking soda is a natural deodorizer, so it helps fight mold odors while we work

What happens after soda blasting?
Soda blasting is just one part of the mold remediation process. Our technicians will clean away all traces of the blast medium afterward and set up air scrubbers to further deodorize the premises and remove mold spores and traces of baking soda from the air.
We also monitor moisture levels before and after soda blasting to help us identify hidden mold damage or areas with the potential for further fungal growth. We dry those areas to reduce the risk of new colonies forming.

When we are finished, your business will be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. If you have mold in your warehouse, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

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.

How Do I Choose Among Water Restoration Companies?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Our experienced technicians will arrive on scene within a few short hours after you make the call. We are always available.

SERVPRO trained and certified technicians show up fast and restore your Naples property from any size water damage.

When the unfortunate event happens, and you have water in your Naples home, there are a number of ways to narrow down your choice in restoration companies quickly such as:  

  • Is the restoration services team trained and certified?
  • Do the technicians use advanced equipment?
  • Can the company handle large-scale water loss?
  • Will the company work with my insurance company?

What Can Water Restoration Companies Do For Me?   

One of the most common ways a homeowner in Naples starts contacting water restoration companies is after a supply line break to an appliance or a pipe burst in the home. Even if the water gets turned off quickly, there can be a large amount of water left behind that needs cleanup before it seeps under floors, absorbs into the carpet, or gets wicked into the sheetrock. 

You can rely on SERVPRO technicians to:  

  • Move out articles if needed to a safe space during water cleanup
  • Careful attention paid during mitigation to ensure nothing gets missed
  • A detailed report gets given about the actions taken, so everyone is on the same page

Homeowners that have a shop vac can get some of the water up. Still, it is impossible to know everywhere the water moved within the home without the use of devices specifically designed for tracking moisture. SERVPRO technicians have a diverse array of water extraction equipment that includes weighted extractor heads to push the water out of carpet and cushions. Squeegee and wand handles that assist on tile floors and to get under cabinets or along baseboards to ensure the maximum amount of water gets removed. 

How the Drying Happens Makes a Difference 

Drying equipment is another difference among restoration service companies. SERVPRO has access to a vast selection of drying equipment so they can deploy a large number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry a structure and contents very quickly. 

Cleaning After a Water Damaging Incident

Once the property is dry, it is vital to clean the surfaces to ensure they are left disinfected and sanitized. This is because even clean water can contain bacteria after a short period, and the SERVPRO techs make sure the loss area does not harbor any unwanted guests post-mitigation through testing to determine the presence of any bacteria or microbial elements. 

Handling Mold Remediation 

In cases where the water loss happened due to a slow leak or mold gets discovered during the cleanup process, the restoration services company must know how to handle this type of situation. Spraying bleach on visible mold colonies appears to kill them, but it does nothing to address the elements that are sustaining colony growth. SERVPRO technicians have the training and hold certification in mold remediation #MRSR2994. They know how to perform abatement safely and what equipment to use to ensure the spores do not spread to other places in the home. The techs also investigate to determine if any causes such as poor ventilation or lack of a vapor barrier contributed to the infestation and can suggest any needed repairs. The techs have access to a host of antimicrobial cleaning agents as well as sealants to use on areas where colony removal has taken place to ensure no return.  

Can the Company Help With Damaged Electronics?  

A mistake that gets made during a water loss situation by homeowners is the testing of electronics. If a computer or television got wet or has signs of water collection inside, it should not get tested by turning it on. This can result in a shock or permanent damage to the item. Whenever possible, SERVPRO tries to save both the structure and contents from needing replacement. The electronics in the home can get damaged to the point of no return after prolonged exposure to water or a highly humid environment. The technicians can arrange for a certified professional to inspect and repair any consumer electronics to see if they are safe for reuse. To mitigate potential water damage to electronic devices, we can thoroughly wipe down and dry exterior covers.

Will the Property Be Secure During Mitigation?  

In cases where you cannot remain on-site during the cleanup, the technicians board up windows and doors as needed and set up security tape to be sure that unauthorized individuals do not enter the home during the restoration process.

Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700. We are proud to serve the local area as one of the trusted water restoration companies that can handle any size water loss in a home. 

How do I Remove the Smell of Fire from my Naples Condo?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

A condo unit with smoke in the air. Even if your area did not have a fire, you can still be effected from smoke damage and debris. SERVPRO can still assist, call us today.

Breathe Clean Air Again in your Naples Home by Calling a Professional Fire Restoration Technician 

It may be surprising that your Naples condo now smells like fire when the actual incident did not take place in your home. Many homeowners find out that smoke travels swiftly through ventilation systems and permeates clothes, carpet, furniture, and many other surfaces. Rather than attempting to clean your home with a store-bought cleaning solution, allow a fire restoration technician to review your needs and offer a solution to making your home smell fresh again.

In Naples, fire restoration services are at the core of our business. At SERVPRO, we pride ourselves in knowing the intricacies of smoke and soot removal, and our expertise becomes an asset when we arrive at your home. We have access to the latest equipment and technology in our industry, including those to help us deodorize, sanitize, and disinfect your home. When you call our 24/7 hotline, you can be sure that our cleaning solutions are effective as they are compliant with environmental regulations.

How can I deodorize my home?

Deodorizing is not as easy as it sounds. Most of us tend to purchase aromatic sprays, candles, and plug-ins to help us fight foul smells, but a fire may require something more robust. Our SERVPRO team investigates the smoke path so we can address it from the point of origin and throughout your home. A crucial task is controlling the spread of the smell through your air conditioning and heating vents, which we can achieve by creating barriers and adding deodorizing elements to the ducts. Some solutions can sound simple, such as deodorizing pellets, whereas others are more sophisticated. Some options available to our team include-

  • Air scrubbers which help us filter the air and clean it
  • Thermal fogging, which allow us to spray deodorizing solutions throughout your home
  • Ozone generators which use an electric discharge to help neutralize and eliminate smell molecules

When you call SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island, you can let the experts take the helm of cleaning your home. Whether the fire occurred in your condo or not, a call to (239) 302-5700 gives you access to experts in the field. Invite us into your home and let us leave it "Like it never even happened."

What Makes Fire-Related Smells So Difficult to Eliminate?

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

woman covering her nose When fire damage happens, contact SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700. No matter how big or small the problem.

Fire-Related Smells in Your Naples Home Are Hard to Neutralize Partly Because Odorous Particles in Smoke Travel Everywhere and Penetrate Materials Deeply.

When materials burn in your Naples residence, a chemical reaction called “combustion” is taking place. This is the process by which solid materials, acted on by heat, are turned into gases. During the process, materials break down, and their components combine with oxygen to form new gaseous compounds. Since this reaction is not entirely efficient, not all solids convert to gas, and waste is left over. That results in smoke-filled with odorous solid particles and surface residues. Depending on the materials burned, these smell-producing substances are of varying degrees of difficulty to clean up. Different methods are usually required to effectively remove or neutralize each kind of odorous material.         

How Do Smoke Particles Make Deodorization a Difficult Task? 

Naples fire damage remediation companies like SERVPRO understand the process by which fire-related odors develop. They also know how the nature of smoke makes their job more of a challenge. The odorous particles in smoke go everywhere the smoke goes. That usually includes the highest reaches of your home and all of its most difficult-to-access areas. Some of the troublesome places smoke deposits smelly particles are:

HVAC system ducts

Attic rafters and insulation

Hidden and hard-to-reach sections of ceilings and walls

High fixtures

Irreplaceable possessions

The clouds of particulate matter generated by fires usually rise and coat HVAC ducts with a layer of soot. If not properly cleaned, your ventilation system circulates odorous particles throughout your home long after a fire has been remediated. 

Smoke particles especially impact porous materials and make them extremely hard to clean. The heat of a fire opens up the pores of these materials around your residence, making it easier for smelly smoke particles to penetrate them deeply. Once the fire ends and the surrounding environment cools, the pores contract and trap the odorous substances inside. Afterward, the temperature never rises enough to let it all escape back out of the affected structural elements and contents. However, when it does get warm and humid, strong odors often reappear.   

What Are the Different Types of Fire-Related Residues?

As your home burns, waste from the combustion process results in surface soot residues and airborne smoke particles. Smelly soot residues remain around the site where materials burn and smoke travels throughout your home, depositing odorous soot particles. In general, there are four primary types of residues:

Wet smoke

Dry smoke

Protein smoke

Fuel oil smoke

Each fire produces one or more of these waste products, depending on the type of materials burned, the amount of oxygen present, and the rate at which the fire burns. Protein and fuel oil smoke residues result solely from the materials burned, namely animal proteins and fuel oil. Wet smoke residues are created by slow-burning fires that are deprived of oxygen and consume synthetics. Conversely, dry smoke residues often develop due to oxygen-rich, fast-burning fires that consume natural materials.

What Are the Challenges of Cleaning Up Soot Residues?

In SERVPRO’s experience, each residue presents its unique challenges. Wet smoke residues tend to be the most difficult to clean up because of how they are created. These residues are formed by slow-burning fires that linger in an area for a long time, trap smoke near the heat source, and pick up more liquid components. Wet smoke residues, therefore, usually produce large, greasy/oily, easily smearable particles. Moreover, since the fire continues in one place for an extended time, its smelly products are more easily able to permeate materials thoroughly. Protein smoke residues are extremely odorous and can sometimes be invisible. They require a lot of work because, many times, your entire house needs to be fully cleaned to remove the smells of these residues. 

Other fire wastes, like dry soot and fuel oil smoke residue, are much easier to remediate. Dry soot is often less odorous and comes in the form of small dry particles. These usually do not penetrate surfaces and are easily wiped away. Fuel oil residues mostly just present a problem when they are dry and crusty. If restoration technicians are not careful, they could scratch surfaces as they are wiping these residues away.

How Can SERVPRO Neutralize Fire-Related Odors?

SERVPRO technicians are experts at handling the unwanted smells of fire damage. Some of the methods and tools they employ to neutralize odors are:

Clearing ventilation ducts with HVAC cleaning systems

Using air scrubbers, ozone machines, and Vaportek units to deodorize interior air

Deodorizing and sealing structural elements, HVAC systems, and difficult-to-access areas with ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers

Treating carpets and upholstery with injection devices and deodorants

Cleaning up greasy residues with wet cleaning methods, using solutions like tri-sodium phosphate (TSP)

Using dry sponges to remove non-grease residues

Using these advanced tools and techniques, SERVPRO is often able to make your home smell like it never even experienced a fire.

If you ever need help handling fire damage, call SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Why Are the Contents of My Naples Living Room in a Pile After a Fire?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO technicians can clean up the aftermath of a fire in your Naples home

It can be shocking to view your home for the first time immediately after a fire. During the fire, one of the techniques firefighters use is to douse flaming items with water and move them to the center of the room. Each time something gets added to the pile, water is also added. Afterward, there is a pile of room contents and structural elements such as sheetrock that gets saturated in the center of the room. It may not look like the Naples home could come back from this, but with professional restoration services, the potential is there.

Are Furnishings Covered in Soot Beyond Fire Damage Restoration?

SERVPRO techs handling fire damage restoration in Naples homes, approach the cleanup carefully to ensure the best recovery methods get chosen based on the item getting cleaned and the nature of the smoke residues getting removed. When working on post-fire loss furniture, some things that weigh in on the potential for reuse include:
    •    The construction materials that make up the furniture
    •    If the piece has water damage
    •    Whether the joints of the furniture have heat damage

After testing the residue to determine if it needs a solvent-based proprietary cleaning agent that will not mar the surface to remove the smoke damage, the techs carefully clean the furniture and save the homeowner the cost of replacement.

How Do I Find a Contractor to Rebuild My Home After a Fire Loss?

When SERVPRO techs handle the restoration services, they have a general contractor license #CBC1261730 that means the techs can also handle any of the following tasks after mitigation efforts complete such as:
    •    Repairs and replacement to walls and ceilings
    •    Carpet cleaning
    •    Flooring installation
    •    Painting and any task needed to complete the renovation on the fire loss area

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 for assistance with any size fire damage restoration needed in your home. The technicians arrive quickly and work to bring your home to its preloss condition.

What Should I Look for In a Naples Commercial Disaster Restoration Company?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Turn-Key Service and the Opportunity to Plan Ahead with the Emergency READY Profile (ERP) Make SERVPRO Stand Out in Naples as a Commercial Restoration Leader

Water, fire, mold, or other disasters can cause havoc at your Naples business. Restoration of the damage suffered is one hurdle, and the risk that your customers must cope without your products or services during the response time is another. Without a fast and streamlined recovery from the loss, you might face a permanent downturn in your business fortunes. Finding the best fit in a local restoration company, preferably long before you need the help, gives you a head start toward a successful outcome.

Who Wants to Line Up Several Contractors to Handle One Crisis?

When choosing from among Naples commercial restoration companies, select the one that can stand by you from emergency mitigation and remediation assessment and planning, through the repairs and rebuilding needed after project implementation. Avoid the stress, delays, and added expense by partnering with us to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Does It Make Sense to Do Disaster Response Pre-Planning?

SERVPRO offers our commercial customers a unique disaster planning platform with our Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP). We work side by side with you and your key staff to create a concise digital document that compiles a wealth of information about your building’s layout and how you conduct business. Using these insights, we can respond immediately when disaster strikes, sure of your priorities, and the strengths and vulnerabilities of your building and your operations. You plan for other emergencies, take the opportunity to prepare for natural disasters, accidents, and malfunctions that would otherwise bring business to a standstill.

Partner with the highly-qualified team at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island for premier services and exemplary results for your business. Call us now at (239) 302-5700 to explore how we can join forces to ensure your business continues to serve our community regardless of disastrous circumstances.

There Was a Leak in My Naples Home. How Do I Get Rid of the Musty Odor?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Use Specialized Professional Equipment and Cleaners to Deodorize Your Naples Home

Even after removing the excess water and drying your home, a musty smell can linger. Being a Naples resident means that you are accustomed to the humid climate that fosters moist, and sometimes musty-smelling, environments. SERVPRO technicians typically use dehumidifiers and air movers to lower the relative humidity to decrease the chances of odors developing.

I Prefer Not to Use Chemical Deodorizers in My Home. What Else Can I Do?

The Crew at SERVPRO Can Use an Ozone Generator to Remove Odors
For various reasons, some people living in Florida, prefer not to use chemical or fragrant deodorizers in their Naples homes after experiencing water damage. In this case, the professionals at SERVPRO can employ the use of an Ozone Generator. Even if you use deodorizers, technicians may also use the ozone machine as a combined approach to removing smells in your home. These devices come with very limiting uses within a residential property.

How Do Ozone Generators Work?

    •    The machine creates ozone (unstable oxygen molecules, known as activated oxygen), which reacts with the odor molecules.
    •    As a result of the reaction, the odor molecules oxidize to remove the odors.
    •    It is vital to seal off the room to concentrate the ozone and use air movers to help with circulation.

Are There Any Precautions I Should Take?

    •    Ozone in large amounts can be harmful, so it is essential that residents and pets are not in the home during use.
    •    You should not use an ozone generator in wet environments because ozone mixed with water creates hydrogen peroxide.
    •    Remember to ventilate the room after use to ensure safe breathing conditions.

With any water damage, you may need to deodorize afterward, especially if the moisture sat unattended for any length of time. Our technicians take a combination approach with equipment and cleaning agents to restore your home.

For 24/7 assistance after a water leak, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

Where Can I Find Flood Damage Remediation for My Naples Office?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

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Contact SERVPRO of Naples for Professional Flood Damage Restoration Services! 

Finding excess water inside of your Naples office when you arrive for work is not the ideal way to start anyone's day. However, accidentally leaving your window open can allow rain to blow inside of your office during a storm.  

Reaching out for local Naples flood damage remediation services is the best thing you can do for your office. Sharing a space with someone else to get your work done in the meantime is undesirable. Hiring SERVPRO to remediate your office as soon as possible can quickly get you back to working your job, "Like it never even happened." 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Get Back to Work Quickly?  

Here at SERVPRO, we work around your schedule. Day or night, we're available for you, and we understand every moment out of your office is a moment where it is harder for you to do your job. We can: 

  • Travel to your office as quickly as possible
  • Use a preloaded van to travel to your location 
  • Immediately starting remediation processes, so that you're one step closer to getting your office back 

Here at SERVPRO, we take pride in our customer service and quick response time. It is always our goal to arrive at your location within hours of your initial call. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

How Can SERVPRO Get the Water Out of My Office?  

Our highly trained flood damage remediation technicians can quickly address the standing water in your office by: 

  • Using wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove any excess water
  • Setting up dehumidifiers, fans, heaters, and air movers to encourage the evaporation of excess moisture 
  • Use moisture meters to ensure the lowering of levels of your office   

We always strive to leave our customers feeling good about the service they received, and like their property has been returned to its preloss state.  

Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island if you find your business in need of flood damage remediation. Dial (239) 302-5700 to get in touch with a technician today!  

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What Can You Do to Bring Down the Costs of Saltwater Intrusion in Your Property?

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

two servrpo vehicles parked at jobsite When flooding from salt or freshwater enter your Naples property, it is a relief to see the SERVPRO trucks show up for extraction!

SERVPRO Can Use Methods to Mitigate Saltwater Flooding Incidents to Your Naples Home

Saltwater flooding in Naples can be particularly harmful to your property because it is naturally corrosive. By contacting SERVPRO saltwater removal specialists, you can fight back against potential harm to your property.

How does saltwater intrusion occur, and what effect does it have on my home?

Saltwaters can effect Naples area oceanside properties in coastal areas. When ocean water enters aquifers in coastal regions, it can lead to groundwater flooding. Groundwater flooding can occur from a rising sea level due to hurricanes, storms, or as a result of heavy rainfall. Property owners may find that the most severely affected areas are the crawlspace of the home, which can fill with saltwater and become tough to restore due to restrictive access for tools and equipment.

Saltwater can cause more damage than clean water because of the corrosive nature of salt. On metals, this type of flooding can cause faster rusting as well as warping and weakening of building materials. Traditional plasters, drywall, and paint in your home can also suffer adversely from exposure to salt. Documents and other materials may yellow or suffer significant damage requiring advanced restoration techniques. On woods or other materials, salts can become absorbed below the surface level leading to erosion, cracking, or forms other permanent harm.

What are the essential steps when encountering saltwater flooding?

    •    Freezing valuable documents until restorers arrive can help to mitigate loss

    •    Salt ions have an electrical charge, which can increase the likelihood of circuit faults. Shut off the power supply to your home immediately.
    •    If it is safe to do so, remove items from the impacted area. Use sheets or other tarpaulins to place items onto and prevent spreading damages throughout the home.
    •    Avoid using the home's plumbing system, which may be adversely affected by the presence of saltwater. Where possible, shut-off water supply to the home.
    •    We suggest waiting for us to inspect wet documents and photos

Which is tougher to restore in a property, saltwater or freshwater?

While both types of water can cause significant, saltwater intrusion can make it more challenging to bring your back to its original condition. We recommend using professional restorers in all types of floodwater recovery. However, in saltwater flooding, water migration into cavities could cause long-term severe structural damage or collapse. Ensuring you provide a professional inspection of your home to avoid long-term harm is essential.

How long does it take to recover a property that has saltwater encroachment?

Properties with saltwater intrusion typically take longer to restore than those with damage from a fresh water supply. Professional restorers may need to perform extraction twice over. They are first using appropriate pumping equipment to reduce standing water levels. We may then need to flush out the affected area using pressure hoses to remove and reduce the salt content of residual moisture. Using extraction devices, we can then remove residual moisture before applying cleaning products or drying procedures to the affected area. Often, you can expect some controlled demolition to remove unrestorable wallboards and carpeting.

How can I remove water from an area with restrictive access, such as a crawlspace?

Crawlspaces are among the most likely areas of flooding when groundwater swells occur in your community. Many pumping equipment or extraction units may be too large to place inside a crawlspace. By adapting our technology using flex hosing or ducting, SERVPRO technicians may be able to reduce the standing water level to an appropriate level before sealing the crawlspace and creating ducting shafts for dehumidification.

How can I safeguard my home against potential saltwater intrusion or groundwater flooding?

    •    Install vapor barriers in the crawlspace of your home to prevent groundwaters from affecting the upper floors (encapsulation)
    •    Keep up to date with weather warnings in the local area and from the government for groundwater swelling
    •    Ensure that your insurance provider covers saltwater flooding and that your insurance documents are up to date
    •     Airbricks as well as tanking the lower levels of your home can help to prevent groundwaters from rising through the upper levels of your home
    •     Keep track of and maintain drainage systems in your home including sump pumps, gutters, and drains

How long does groundwater flooding take to fix?

Groundwater swells can last several days or weeks. This can be a challenge for restorers to manage as water continues to rise over a more extended period. In effect, it may be necessary to remove standing water from the home continually. SERVPRO can assist you by temporarily sealing your property to prevent groundwaters from reaching upper levels. We can also return daily to the site to perform the extraction. Once groundwater swelling has subsided, our team can work with you to bring your oceanside property back to its original condition.

Valuable oceanside properties can be at a particular risk of harm from saltwater intrusion into aquifers. These situations can sometimes lead to groundwater flooding or contaminated water supply. If you suspect damage, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 immediately.

How Do I Find Out How Much It Will Cost to Repair the Fire Damage to My Home?

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Use the Experience of SERVPRO to Get an Accurate Estimate of the Restoration Costs for Your Marco Island Home

Recovering from a house fire in Marco Island can be a difficult experience. The physical damage can be horrifying, and just thinking about the cost of repair can be nearly as traumatic. You should rely on experienced experts to get a fair, accurate estimate and handle any issues that arise.  

How does the inspection and estimate process start?

SERVPRO professionals typically begin by listening to your account of the fire. They also examine and pretest all the damaged areas of your Marco Island home and review the results with you. This shows what items can be, which items can be cleaned and restored, and it helps identify any special concerns.

What other issues are addressed initially?

o Removal of all valuables and financial items

o Removal of medications

o Explanation of the cleaning process

o Identifying items that may need to be moved out  

How does the inspection process work?

SERVPRO professionals explain the scope of the inspection, including whether it includes the structure, the contents of the home, or both. They also clarify the damage and explain to what degree restoration will be possible.

What about the estimate?

Estimators start with a process called scoping in which they size up the extent of the damage. Tests and measurements are performed, the cleaning process is outlined, and any important variables are noted. A written estimate is included that outlines the costs to restore or replace structures and the contents of the home.

How are insurance issues handled?

Estimators work with insurance adjusters to clarify the necessary procedures and explain the cleaning and restoration process. They also justify any work being done on the property and explain why the work is necessary to restore the home as much as possible.

Rely on the expertise of SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island to estimate the cost to fix fire damage in your home. Call us at (239) 302-5700 to schedule an assessment.

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Should I Clean My Carpets After Getting Water Damage In My House?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Offer Professional Carpet Cleaning Services In Your Naples Home After You Suffer From A Water Leak

Whenever a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions, moisture will first follow gravity and get your floors wet before traveling elsewhere. Wet carpets can attract dirt and soils to it before the materials completely dry. During the restoration process, heavily trafficked sections of your carpet could also start to stain or darken with dirt.

Do My Carpets Need To Be Dried Out Before They Can Be Cleaned?

If your carpets got wet as a result of water damage in your Naples house, it is wise to have your carpets cleaned by a professional company such as SERVPRO after other restoration procedures get conducted. First, it is wise to extract all of the moisture from your wet carpets as possible, and then we can conduct applied structural drying (ASD) procedures.

What Else Has To Be Done Before My Carpets Can Be Cleaned?

Dusting: If any dust was created during the restoration process, we can use dusters or vacuums to clean surfaces before cleaning your carpets.

Cleaning walls or ceilings: If your affected walls or ceiling got soiled, we can clean them with a rag and a water-based solution.

Vacuuming: Before wet-cleaning your floors, we vacuum up any dry loose debris.

How Can You Get All Of The Stains Out Of My Carpets?

Any time our SERVPRO teams clean carpets, we take the following steps to remove any staining on your carpets:

Spot Removal: We pre-treat any spot with a specialized chemical and agitate it with a brush before cleaning.

Steam Cleaning: After the spot removal agent has had time to set, we conduct the cleaning with hot water and a detergent taking several passes.

Rinse Cycle: After all of your carpets have been cleaned, we then do another pass using a rinse agent that helps prevent soils from accumulating after cleaning.

If you ever notice wet carpets after a pipe breaks in your house in Weavers Station or Wagon Wheel, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 immediately after you notice a problem.

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

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

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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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How Can I Clean Up the Fire Damage in My Attic?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Can Take Care of Fire Damage in Your Naples Home

Attic fire damage is a fairly common issue, especially in Naples homes with damaged, aged, or improperly installed electrical components. Without fast action, these fires can quickly spread to the rest of your home, leaving you with hefty repair expenses after the fact. Soot and charring from fire damage, combined with saturation from firefighting efforts, can create acidic residues that can corrode surfaces and structures and belongings. Unfortunately, most consumer-grade products are not designed to tackle these highly specific situations.

However, there is a team that can help return your fire-damaged Naples home to its preloss condition at SERVPRO. These Institute of inspection cleaning and restoration certification (IICRC)-certified professionals are trained in disaster mitigation for both fire and water-related damages. Not only can these pros dry your structure after firefighting efforts have occurred, but they can use EPA registered biocides to address residues that might be affecting the safety of your home.

What Sets SERVPRO Technicians Apart From the Rest?

  • High-quality training. SERVPRO technicians, franchise owners, and staff alike undertake hands-on courses that cover fire and water damage mitigation, as well as mold remediation, structure, and contents restoration, and many other needs to assist homeowners after a disaster occurs.
  • 24-hour availability. SERVPRO teams are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays, to render mitigation services that can restore your home.
  • Sophisticated equipment. SERVPRO’s measurement, mitigation, cleanup, and rebuilding technologies both meet and exceed industry standards while providing a consistently high standard of cleanliness.

What Causes Attic Fire Damage?

  • Electrical problems. Electrical malfunctions are the single most common culprit behind residential attic fire damage. Overloaded circuits, combined with breaker failures, can lead to an excess drive electrical power that ignites and creates a fire. Electrical arcing is another common source of ignition. FEMA estimates that 43% of all home attic fires stem from this concern.
  • HVAC malfunctions. heating and cooling system issues are another major concern for residential attic fires. Approximately 5% of these fires are caused by home heating systems. You can have your system inspected by a professional once or twice a year to mitigate most issues and prevent the buildup of dust, debris, and other flammable materials that might fuel a fire.
  • Natural sources. Current data estimates that approximately 13% of residential attic fires stem from natural sources like lightning, rainwater making contact with exposed electrical wires, or fallen trees colliding with the home’s electrical system. While there is no surefire way to safeguard against this type of fire, keeping your roofing in good shape and well-stocked with fire retardant materials can minimize your fire risk.

SERVPRO techs know that disasters never occur on a regular schedule. With that in mind, they strive to respond quickly to fire damage on your Naples property to restore your home to a safe and comfortable condition once more.

What Should I Include in My Fire Damage Insurance Claim?

First things first: after a fire, contact your insurer right away. They can then send an adjuster out to evaluate the damage. In the meantime, you also need to file a proof of loss claim, which entails itemizing damages and losses from the disaster that occurred on your Naples property.

Include the following information in your proof of loss claim:

  • A police report that corresponds with the disaster.
  • Records of any related injuries, as well as details about other individuals involved.
  • Types of losses incurred, as well as their location and when they happened.
  • Detailed descriptions of damaged items, including makes, models, and serial numbers where applicable.
  • Records of any temporary repairs or other measures you took to protect your home.

Supplement your claim with pictures and videos where possible. SERVPRO technicians can also back these claims with their own inventory systems, photos, and video evidence.

How Can SERVPRO Respond to My Fire Damage Cleanup Needs?

SERVPRO teams can safely remove unsalvageable charred debris with the informed consent of homeowners and insurance adjusters. Before fire damage cleanup can begin, technicians perform water extraction and structural drying services to mitigate the effects of firefighting efforts.

Once your structures are adequately dry, technicians can focus on mitigating fire damage residues, starting with light, loose, and dry deposits before moving on to more substantial damages. Some components may require heavy-duty alkaline cleaners or blast media, like soda ash or corn cobs, to remove the charring. Your belongings may be moved to a SERVPRO warehouse in a pack out for off-site drying.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island minimizes damage to your home and belongings with service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (239) 302-5700 to have a 24/7 emergency response team come to your home to begin the mitigation process.

When Your Naples Bathroom Experiences Water Damage

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

HVAC systems When condensation causes water damage in bathrooms, call SERVPRO. We are always available to take your call.

Remediating HVAC Water Damage in a Naples Bathroom 

HVAC water damage can come from a variety of sources in the home. In moisture-laden areas such as the bathroom, however, condensation in the ductwork and water from the roof or nearby plumbing are two of the main culprits. Over time, this water buildup can damage more than just sheet metal components of flex duct: it can also cause sagging ceilings, damaged insulation, even mold growth.  

If your Naples residence requires water damage remediation from IICRC-certified experts, SERVPRO is a phone call away from beginning the mitigation process. This team's cleanup measures focus on removing damage, eliminating microbes with EPA-registered cleaners, and restoring structures that require replacement. Your local team is also licensed to provide mold remediation services (license #MRSR2994). 

Maintaining Your Bathroom Vents

  •   Inspect the damper.This portion of your vents controls the airflow through the exhaust fan pipe. A damaged seal or malfunctioning damper needs replacement. 
  •   Insulate the vent pipes. An uninsulated pipe has a harder time controlling temperatures. Damaged or missing roof insulation can also affect ventilation in your bathroom. 
  •   Move or replace the fan.The fan may not be strong enough for your bathroom. A large room or extensive usage can take its toll on any exhaust fan. Consult with a professional about repositioning or replacing the fan. It should be as far from the shower as possible to minimize condensation.
  •   Know when to run your fan.Have your exhaust fan running while you bathe, and allow it to run 10 to 15 minutes afterward to pull moisture out of the bathroom.  

SERVPRO Improves Indoor Air Quality

Extraction and drying are not the only measures needed to save a bathroom vent system. The vents themselves may require cleaning with EPA-registered antimicrobials as well as sanitation. If you have fiberglass insulation around or near the HVAC, technicians can suck it up with a specialized insulation vacuum for cleaning and drying. However, if the damage is comprehensive, replacement may be necessary. Porous, organic materials like cellulose or cotton insulation often need replacing after water damage.  

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island provides cleanup and remediation that keeps your property looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (239) 302-5700 for cleanup minimizes property loss. 

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SERVPRO Talks About Restoring Kitchen Fire Damage in Naples

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

pan on stove beginning to catch on fire Kitchen fires begin and spread quickly. Never leave your stove unattended when in use.

Restoring a Naples Kitchen After Fire Damage 

Kitchen fires are easily the most common type of residential fire disaster. These incidents cause $1.1 billion in damages each year. While most reported fires are small, the damages they can leave behind can be challenging for homeowners to clean on their own. Worse still, charred residues, proteins, and grease impart foul odors and potentially corrosive materials that can damage your belongings in the long-term. 

If your Naples home needs rapid disaster mitigation from an experienced team, the pros at SERVPRO are ready to help. These IICRC-certified technicians possess the tools and knowledge necessary to return your home to a preloss condition. Your local SERVPRO strives to give back to the community not just by cleaning disaster-stricken dwellings, but also by providing support and raising awareness for organizations like the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, the MS Society, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Stopping Grease Fires Before They Can Start 

  • Never leave the stove left alone when in use.In just 30 seconds at most, the smoke to turn into flames, so be vigilant. 
  • Oil and water do not mix. When frying food with high water content, such as frozen foods, the grease can spread and burn you. 
  • Take your time.Careful measurement of oil temperatures and deliberate pacing when adding oil to a pan minimizes fire risks.
  • Have extinguishing options ready. These can include a Type B or Type K extinguisher, baking soda, salt, or a metal pot lid to smother flames. 

SERVPRO's Char Removal Tools

After a kitchen fire, technicians can clean the range and hood with mechanical cleaning measures and water- or oil-based detergent solutions. These EPA-registered cleaners are also useful for nonporous appliance casings. SERVPRO's Liquid Creme Cleaners remove heavy soiling from pots and pans without damaging stainless steel. Overhead cabinetry above the range that has been charred by a grease fire can have milder charring sanded away. Soot on flooring can be brushed, buffed, and polished off with rotating brushes and pads. 

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is prepared to make your residence look, "Like it never even happened." Call (239) 302-5700 any time you need disaster mitigation, including nights, weekends, and holidays.  

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Naples Area Commercial Buildings Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

two workers in PPE demolition work SERVPRO Techs Don PPE Personal Protective Equipment during Mold Remediation Services in Naples Structures

Remediation for Mold Growth in Your Naples Clinic

Pressing concerns exist when your Naples medical facility harbors mold colonies. Because of how severe these circumstances can be to the health of those directly exposed, it is critical to address these organisms where they are before the threat can spread. Migrating mold damage is a hazardous situation that could quickly engulf your building without the appropriate steps. Remediation by our SERVPRO professionals can help you to get back to helping your patients while we take care of the microbial presence.

You do not need to have an understanding of the remediation process to appreciate how mold damage in your Naples clinic is a bad combination. With experienced Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) available on our roster, we can offer a variety of services that can often help you to continue working while our technicians address the moisture, mold, and damages.


Containing the mold spores and the migrating colonies is a vital step in ensuring that mold growth does not entirely shut down your facility until remediation completes. The installation of a wood framework and thick plastic sheeting can limit the movement of mold spores and help our SERVPRO team to regulate airflow, temperature, and humidity in this damaged area.

Colony Removal

This containment is also essential when colony removal efforts get underway. From abrasive cleaning to controlled demolition, removing colonies can get spores and volatile organic compounds circulating in the containment zone. These barriers keep your patients from getting affected by these compounds and microorganisms while cleaning continues.


We have many effective practices to dry out the damaged areas of your office, even some specialty approaches designed to address moisture damage to documents and paperwork. Freeze-drying is a process that we can implement on-site, which can often prevent microbial growth from forming on hard copies of patient records.

No matter how moisture became a threat in your clinic, mold growth is often not far behind when the water is left unchallenged. Our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island remediators can help by removing active colonization and providing solutions to keep your facility dry. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

Naples Shop Owners Love SERVPRO's Water Loss Cleanup Service

2/22/2020 (Permalink)

pickup and box truck from SERVPRO back view with phone number The SERVPRO Box Trucks Delivery the Goods to Keep Your Naples Retail Ship Open after a Water Loss

Commercial Water Removal from Your Naples Gift Shop

Imagine experiencing an after-hours leak from a sink in the back storage area of your Naples shop during the height of the tourist season. Your first thought may be frustration and concern about the potential loss of business due to the cleanup.

Commercial water removal in Naples does not necessarily mean that you have to close up shop for an indefinite amount of time. With the right amount of care and quick response, you may not need to shut down for very long, if at all.

The two main concerns to think about are the preservation of your merchandise and drying your shop quickly and discreetly so you can still run your business.

First, SERVPRO water restoration specialists lift anything touching the floor in impacted areas to keep the items undamaged and dry. If materials or displays are wet, technicians may bring them to a safe, dry spot within the shop, or offsite to dry. This may require a temporary display of your merchandise until your permanent fixtures are dry. Hopefully, no merchandise was at floor level and exposed to water; however, if any items got wet, you must inventory your merchandise, assessing the damage to report to your insurance company before attempting to dry them.
Second, you want to remain in business while you dry your shop. SERVPRO technicians facilitate this after they extract any remaining water through portable extraction wands, by placing air movers that produce high-velocity airflow, throughout your shop just above floor level. They work in conjunction with dehumidifiers to enhance evaporation by introducing airflow at the surface level, replacing the wet boundary layer with warmer drier air created by the dehumidifiers. The air movers circulate the drier air coming from the dehumidifiers as they pull moist air from the air, filtrating it and exhausting it back out.

SERVPRO IICRC certified techs understand the importance of keeping your business running during times of pressure and devises an individual plan to suit your needs.

For 24/7 assistance contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island (Commercial Contractor Florida #Commercial: CBC1261730) at (239) 302-5700. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Disposing of Wastewater during Emergency Flood Damage Restoration in Naples

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flood water in livingroom You need the professionals by your side when your home is hit with flood damage. Call SERVPRO at (239) 302-5700.

SERVPRO Understands the Importance Of Proper Disposal of Wastewater After Flooding Takes Place in Your Naples Property

Flood Damage Naples

While pumping water out of a flooded property is a no-brainer, the issue of where to dispose of floodwaters can be a prescient one. Floodwaters, by nature, contain contamination levels. These contamination levels can occur by picking up debris, mud, or herbicides en route to your property in the form of a flash flood. Alternatively, road overflow may lead to the presence of raw sewage in the water intrusion. It is vital that when disposing of water, it is done correctly, legally, and responsibly. 

We are an emergency restorer for flood damage operating here in Naples. Our responsible technicians are trained at the nationally recognized institute of inspection, cleaning, and restoration certifications facility. From there, they pick up experience working in domestic and commercial flood situations performing vital emergency services. On any given job site, a SERVPRO large loss recovery team may include water restoration technicians (WRT) Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) as well as a 30-hour general construction industry training program (OSHA), technicians. 

Pumping water out of a flooded structure is essential to mitigating loss and allowing SERVPRO to conduct a thorough inspection. If road overflow causes flooding, there may be significant amounts of sewage present in basements or crawl spaces. We can enlist subcontractors on your behalf to bring a septic tank pump truck to the site and allow us to pump out sewer waters safely. The disposal of wastewaters during restoration is governed by strict criteria and subject to local or federal regulations. 

Two of the most common methods of water disposal are by using a sanitary sewer system or an open sewer point on site, such as a toilet. Using elongated hoses, our team can direct water from your property to a sanitary sewer system. If we are using portable extraction units, disposal of wastewaters can conveniently be completed on site. SERVPRO promises to thoroughly clean and disinfect any onsite plumbing that is used during an emergency procedure. If neither of the above two methods is applicable, we can bring large wastewater storage trucks to contain moisture until it can be disposed of properly. 

Use environmentally responsible restorers for your home emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

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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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Our Rapid Response Team Is Available 24/7 In Naples After A Flood

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

One of our trailers mounted with a portable generator in a parking lot We have a trailer mounted portable generator that our team uses when you are experiencing power outages. We are 24/7 to assist you with any damage.

Securing and Restoring your Naples home from Storm and Flood Damage

Storm and Flood Damage Naples

Hurricanes and the resulting flooding can put an extreme amount of stress and pressure on areas like Naples. Residents often find that their homes suffer significant damages from a wide variety of sources. Airborne debris and high winds can easily dislodge roof-tiles, break windows, and harm doors. The following rainfall can quickly lead to flooding throughout both the upper and lower levels of the home. Sometimes damaged roof-tiles can lead to water building upon higher levels before eventually collapsing into the below stories.

It is not uncommon for homeowners to temporarily evacuate their homes as a result of storm and flood damage here in Naples. Relocating can build anxiety as we often feel that our homes are exposed to both adverse weather conditions as well as unlawful entry and looting. While standing water levels in the property cause the most immediate concern, there may also be a significant risk of water damage affecting both the exterior and interior of your home's structure. Our storm emergency team at SERVPRO is here to help guide your home back to its preloss condition.

Flood damage waters are typically high in contamination levels as they can pick up all sorts of debris and pathogens before entering the home. Rising water levels in the neighborhood can result in staining of the outer walls of your property. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can apply hand-held or machine led pressure pumps to clean the exterior of your home from staining or discoloration. When arriving on-site, our technicians can also perform vital security tasks like emergency board-ups to prevent unlawful entry during the days or weeks of restoration.

Often, interior walls may become marked by standing water levels long after pumping out the contaminated water. These signs of degradation are also harmful to the home environment and may contain bacteria or viruses. SERVPRO technicians can demolish contaminated drywall up to two feet above the standing water level and remove it entirely from the property. By replacing the porous, contaminated materials with clean drywall, we can ensure that there are no lasting health concerns in the home after a storm or flood.

Our rapid response services are available to the community in weather-related emergencies. 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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We Are The Right Choice For Your Naples Water Damage Restoration

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Technician with a machine in his backpack pushing a cleaning device on the hardwood floor We restored this property to pre-damage condition using state-of-the-art water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment.

Water Damage Naples – Burst Plumbing Pipes

As our homes age, the materials gradually deteriorate and need repair or upgrading. The plumbing for faucets, appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters also degrade over time. A burst pipe can cause hundreds of gallons of water to spread all over your home until it is finally detected.

SERVPRO provides water damage mitigation and restoration services in Naples and surrounding areas. Our technicians can assist with the initial damage as well as help with the reconstruction of your home after a significant water leak event.

Rusty Connections and Cracked Hoses

Older plumbing connections corrode over time, and rubber hoses connecting appliances become brittle and crack as these pipes age. When these pipes burst unexpectedly, water can spread everywhere, damaging flooring materials, items lying on the floor, and also wicking up walls into the drywall.

Water may also penetrate the subfloor and leak through the floor into the ceiling of the rooms below. Ceiling tiles can become soaked with water and come crashing down on unsuspecting occupants. SERVPRO has helped consumers in the area with water leaks, mitigation, and reconstruction.

SERVPRO has a variety of equipment at its disposal. For example, high capacity truck-mounted pumps, submersible pumps, mounted water extraction equipment, and vacuum wands to remove water damage and moisture from difficult to reach areas.

We utilize your home AC system, SERVPRO dehumidifiers, and air movers to reduce the humidity levels in your home to normal levels. Dry air absorbs moisture remaining in flooring and walls, which is then dehumidified. Severe damage may require the removal of flooring, subfloor, and ceiling materials due to water damage or staining from adjacent elements.

We are a licensed Commercial Contractor, License #: CBC1261730, and also hold a Mold Remediation Contractor License #: MRSR2994. Not only can SERVPRO assist with the initial water damage mitigation. We can also help rebuild damaged areas that require replacement or repair.

Call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Old Marco Station, Wagon Wheel, and surrounding areas. 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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Our Experts Bring Industry Leading Equipment With Them To Your Naple's Water Damage Disaster

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

A floor mat drying system removing moisture in the floor of this home Our technicians employed a floor mat drying system to remove the moisture that had been trapped between the wood planks in this home.

Removing Floodwater from Naples Crawlspaces with Electric Pumps

Pumps create a fast and continuous removal of standing water in Naples homes, but choosing the right unit is not always straightforward. In most cases, our SERVPRO professionals can benefit from the use of electric submersible pumps. Other options are ideal when there are more considerable distances to push water out, several feet of standing water, or where solids might be present in the water getting extracted.

Any of these possibilities could exist with flood damage in Naples homes. High-pressure pump options can help when lower levels like parking garages must get pumped out. However, for a household, portable electric pumps present the capabilities of removing 3000 gallons of floodwater over an hour on average. For higher horsepower units, these 50 gallons per minute could increase. Because of the need to get as much of the water up as we can from the time we are first alerted to a disaster, we can position multiple extractors where necessary. ‘

Electric pumps are ideal for limited power supplies or where electric service has gotten severed following widespread community flooding. Not only can these units operate continuously at a manageable power consumption, but they also require limited use of portable or trailered generators. This solution can be more beneficial than operating gas-powered trash pumps inside the residence, where exhaust becomes an additional obstacle to overcome.

Our SERVPRO professionals also utilize electric pumps for the longer discharge hose and steady primed draw of water that they provide to flood damaged residences. We can use the lead hose to reach bathtubs, sinks, floor drains, and even the sewer system cleanout. Once the water levels get below a 2-inch depth, we can shift to the use of wet vacuums with carpet wands.

Flooding can be a challenging situation, even when you reach out to our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team right away. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we have the experience and industry-leading equipment to help however you need. Give us a call anytime at (239) 302-5700.

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You Can Trust Our Team To Get You Up And Running Again In Naples

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our vans outside a commercial building to start restoration We used state-of-the-art mold remediation equipment to restore this commercial property. We respond 24/7 to prevent further damage.

The Ways We Can Remove Mold Colonies in a Naples Clinic

The development of mold colonization in your Naples clinic can be an alarming discovery for many reasons. Not only can this organism spread quickly throughout the facility and threaten many areas, but mold is also a potential health hazard to those exposed. With the patients coming into the clinic throughout the day with various ailments, an added risk of mold exposure can amplify the severity of certain chronic conditions. 

Addressing the presence of colonization and your need for mold removal in a Naples medical facility begins with proper containment procedures. The less we can permit this destructive organism to move around the building, the less staff, patients, and regions of the clinic that can become harmed by exposure. Physical barriers are still the premier choice in these scenarios, however, the deployment of secondary measures like air scrubbers and negative air machines can help prevent the circulation of spores. 

The removal of this active presence is not an insurmountable feat like clearing all mold spores from a building might be, and our SERVPRO team has unique and extensive training into remediation strategies that can gain control of these situations quickly. Among the first steps that we might take when light colonization exists is the application of antimicrobial agents to affected surfaces and structural elements. This approach can eliminate spores on contact and make a surface uninhabitable for future colonization while our professionals work on drying up the area. This approach would also be helpful on wooden furniture and fabrics in the waiting area.

Also, our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can use abrasive cleaning techniques like media blasting and sanding to remove surface colonization and help to reduce the pungent odor that accompanies colony development. These techniques happen within a physically contained remediation zone to reduce the exposure of your patients or staff to our mold damage cleaning. 

In worse cases, the only suitable solution is the calculated removal of the affected construction material or personal belonging. We have a team of licensed (#MRSR2994) contractors that can remove deteriorating drywall and other affected surfaces to remove active colonization, more effectively dry the damaged areas, and get your clinic back to business as usual. 

Mold damage does not have to be a dire circumstance when you trust our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team to help. Give us a call today 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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Humidity, Water Loss in Your Neighbor’s San Marco Island Condo? SERVPRO Can Help

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

view of two ten story condo buildings From the Ground Floor to the Penthouse, SERVPRO Handles Water Mitigation in Marco Island Condos

SERVPRO Protects Your Condo in Marco Island Even When You Are Not Here

Living close to the paradisiac water around Marco Island and loving it does not imply that you want to invite water into your condo.  One of the benefits of condo living is that general upkeep and landscaping are left to the homeowners association, freeing up your time for leisure and recreation.  However, even the best-kept communities are vulnerable to a pipe breaking and leaking in your kitchen, soaking cabinets and flooring alike.  Rather than tackle the problem on your own, make sure to call a specialized service to help you navigate the restoration of your home.?? ??

Marco Island residents needing water cleanup services are lucky to have SERVPRO technicians at their disposal. Our team holds certifications issued by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which verifies our industry knowledge in water removal and restoration.  You only need to call our 24/7 phone line and allow our Green Fleet to visit your home and commence the water extraction and drying continuum, even if you are not physically in Marco Island to manage the emergency.??

??Our SERVPRO crew knows how to plan the restoration of your condo within local environmental regulations and those set by the homeowners association.  We recognize that the restoration process is not only about being quick but also about being thorough and efficient in the use of our equipment and time.  Complications are commensurate with the amount of time water is left standing in your home, which is why upon arrival, we prepare a variety of pumps and extractors to act quickly in removing excess humidity from your condo.  Although some think that the goal is eradicating humidity, in reality, our objective is to return moisture levels to what is typical for your property.  As our team goes about achieving this, we apply the principles of hygrometry along with industry-grade measuring tools to inform us of the progress.  Proper water removal helps prevent a future in which your apartment is subject to mold or other bacteria.

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is here to help you keep water where it belongs.  Call us at (239) 302-5700 from wherever you are and let us make this a thing of the past.  Together we can leave your condo, “Like it never even happened.” ?

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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We Are Ready To Manage Your Marco Island Flood Damage

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying and moisture removal equipment set up in a room of a home Demolition was followed up with intense drying and moisture removal using our top of the line equipment after flood damage hit this home.

Hurricane Season Is Not the Only Time Flood Damage Can Affect Homes in Marco Island

As the hurricane and tropical storm season heads into its last days, residents of Marco Island need to remain vigilant. Although flooding is always in the news and a concern for homeowners June through November, circumstances can present that permit flood waters to intrude every day of the year. Fortunately for our customers, we offer flood mitigation and remediation services year-round.

Both External and Internal Events Can Cause Flooding

Although the heavy rains and high winds seen during hurricane season can lead to flood damage in Marcos Island, less severe weather can expose your home to harm as well. If your roof’s drainage system is clogged or drain spouts are improperly attached, even routine rain showers can force water into your home, causing flooding. Roots growing inside your sewer line or a major break in a municipal water main or waste line can send significantly contaminated water into your home.

We Handle Flood Damage Stemming from Any Cause

Regardless of the reason behind the flood damage, SERVPRO has trained technicians and commercial-grade equipment ready 24/7 to remove water and complete structural drying. We are familiar with the challenges of contaminated water, an issue in nearly every flooding scenario. You do not need to fret concerning pathogens found in flood water on our watch. We contain and then properly dispose of the dirty water following local hazardous waste regulations. Surfaces and areas that came in contact with the flood water receive antimicrobial treatment with EPA-registered products to ensure no dangerous residual viruses, bacteria, fungi, or other microbes remain active.

Airborne Contaminants During Flooding

The focus during flood damage scenarios is understandably on the water and its need for removal. As the waters stir during pumping and extracting, contaminants can become airborne.
SERVPRO crews combat this complication by employing negative pressure air scrubbing technology. Strong suction pulls the contaminated air through HEPA filters, trapping the tiny particles and venting the air to the outside. It is particularly important to reduce the airborne presence of microbial agents before and during structural drying. The powerful air movers used during drying otherwise could significantly disperse contaminants.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to help you manage flood damage from any source year-round. Call us at (239) 302-5700 to schedule an assessment and begin the flood damage mitigation and remediation.

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At Last, The Secret to Dealing with Lingering Odors After Fire Damage in Marco Island Is Revealed

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged home office Finding that a fire has engulfed your home office can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Odor Elimination Protocol after Fire Damage to Your Marco Island Home

Fire is the type of disaster that keeps on giving. Marco Island homeowners can face challenges days, weeks, and months after the blaze extinguishes. Persistent odors can linger, impairing air quality and providing an unwanted reminder of the crisis endured for you and your loved ones. We offer innovative, up to date odor control and elimination strategies, employing a step-by-step protocol and professional-grade equipment.

Remove Debris to Eliminate the Odor Source

Fire damage leaves your Marco Island home littered with debris, including charred contents and building materials. It is much more efficient to remove and properly dispose of the burned and malodorous items than to deodorize. Our crew members search out, bag, and discard of every charred and fire residue-coated article as a matter of course. Airborne residues can be encouraged to vacate interior spaces through the use of ventilation equipment. Fans and air scrubbers, equipped with HEPA filters, accelerate this process, exhausting the malodors along with the smoke and soot.

Deep-Clean Surfaces

During fire damage cleanup, the SERVPRO team moves from collecting debris to attacking and clearing away residues as an odor-eliminating strategy. The smoke created by the combustion of building materials and contents contains microscopic solids, deposited on surfaces in your home as soot. Each tiny particle can carry malodors, and the smoke and soot move on the super-heated air currents throughout all spaces in your home. Thorough cleaning of fire residues with appropriate products and tools is an effective strategy to reduce the post-fire stench significantly.

Recreate Odor-Causing Conditions

If odors continue to be noticeable even after debris and residue cleanup, combusting deodorizing substances in a thermal fogger is another SERVPRO strategy. The fogger disperses petroleum or solvent-based deodorant particles, reduced to approximate the size of odor-bearing soot solids in the odiferous spaces. Instead of covering up or masking the smells, the deodorant particles pair with the soot residues, neutralizing the malodors through chemical modification.

Seal Surfaces

In some cases, the smell infests porous structural components that cannot be cleaned thoroughly. If removal and replacement are too expensive or impractical, sealing the surface to prevent vaporization of the smell is an alternative. Difficult to reach expanses such as HVAC ductwork are also candidates for sealing. Painting or the spray application of a sealant are typical ways to limit continual odor emissions. 

Employ Cutting-Edge Technology

SERVPRO invests in advanced technology to help manage difficult odor issues. Ozone generators create free radicals that oxidize the odiferous particles, rendering them odorless. Photocatalytic oxidizers use ultraviolet light to produce hydroxyl radicals that deodorize by breaking down smelly residues into non-odorous carbon dioxide and water.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island offers many solutions to persistent odors that trace back to fire damage. Call (239) 302-5700 to set up a deodorization evaluation.

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Thermography to Restore Hurricane-Damaged Naples Homes

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy rain with palm trees in the wind. Getting your Naples home back to normal after a hurricane is our mission.

SERVPRO will handle your Naples water damage from a hurricane.

Moisture detection and discovery devices are a critical component to the work that we do to restore Naples homes after water loss incidents. Especially after substantial losses that can come from structural concerns and other damages after a hurricane or severe weather event, our SERVPRO team must arrive with the tools and equipment to help. Part of our success in restoring a water-damaged home hinges on knowing precisely where to find moisture and dampness beyond the easily spotted effects.

With so many ways for our professionals to locate water in Naples structural cavities and construction materials, we might not always choose thermography to get this task done. Thermal imagery works on identifying temperature differences, typically via evaporation. Evaporating water cools the surface of affected materials, making dry areas of the structure warmer to thermography practices than areas affected by the presence, and evaporation of water.

We have so many types of moisture detection tools because our SERVPRO professionals cannot always entirely depend on this avenue of discovery. There are many ways for thermal imagery to generate false information about the presence, or non-presence of moisture. These “false readings” indicate the presence of water in materials or beyond them that does not exist, and could occur from air movement, shadows, or even more freely-flowing conditioned air.

The use of thermal detection devices can often be the first step in deducing the actual presence of moisture. We have other units like moisture meters and hygrometers that can present more detailed readings of the materials. Thermal imagery helps to reduce unnecessary penetration of a wall, especially when exposed materials might be costly or challenging to remove in portions or to replace. These additional steps save our customer money.

Infrared and thermography are one side of the moisture detection process that is a portion of our thorough inspection of a water-damaged home. When you do not have time to waste, such as following the damage of a hurricane, you can count on our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we are available 24/7 by calling (239) 302-5700.

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We Will Cleanup And Restore Your Marco Island Home

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

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

Is My Carpet In My Marco Island Home Clean?

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

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

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

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

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Our Technicians Will Restore Your Marco Island Home After A Fire

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Understanding the Patterns of Mold Debris

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

Targeted Identification

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

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

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

Use of Containment Barriers

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

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

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

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO handle all your restoration needs.

SERVPRO Sets the Bar for Restoration Services in Naples

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


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.


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. 


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.


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

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

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

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

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The Secrets of Successful Storm Damage Remediation In Marco Island

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

Marco Island Condo is Underwater

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

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

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

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

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

Restoring an Attic Space with Water Damage in your Naples Home

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

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

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

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

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

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Content Management for Water-Damaged Items in Naples Office

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO will keep your dream alive, while your gone.

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Fire Damage Experts Can Repair And Restore Your Naples Home

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We Will Guide You Through The Process Of Restoring Your Naples Home After Fire Damage

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Our team has the training and equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire, call us right away.

Safely Storing your Contents after Major Fire Damage in Naples

A major fire is something that most homeowners do not want to think about, but unfortunately, these events do happen. You can rest assured we have a tried and tested formula to help residents overcome significant events in a time efficient manner. Severe damages could result in structural weaknesses, and therefore you may be relocated while work is undertaken involving re-modelers, restoration technicians, and professional movers.

Homeowners who need their property restored after significant fire damage in Naples can rely on us to guide them through the process from start to finish. Our team has experience in performing restoration works on a property and the resources to get the job done in a time efficient manner. We understand that these are stressful events and communicate with you throughout to ensure a smooth operation.

When the scale of damage falls under a severe category, it is often necessary to remove all contents from the structure. Removing contents allows remodelers access to walls, ceilings, or floor that otherwise may be difficult to reach. SERVPRO recognizes that your possessions may carry sentimental value and can transport them to an external storage location while vital restoration work is underway.

A move out process begins with a careful inventory of all your possessions. Our personnel are professionals at packing and cleaning but can liaise with a third-party mover on your behalf to ensure professional loading and transportation. To avoid scratching or other cosmetic damages, our team can utilize furniture blankets, padding, and strapping. Items are inventoried onsite during packing and checked during unloading to account for any fire damages that could occur during transportation.

When a pack out occurs, SERVPRO communicates with you every step of the way. We can inform you of the scheduled start date, projected move date, when the professional movers are contacted and the actual move date. We understand that these situations are stressful and have found that consistent communication throughout has helped our customers come to terms with an emotionally trying situation.

Experience, trust, and communication are essential to our move out procedure. Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 to arrange yours.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Marco Island Water Damage Restoration

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Our highly certified and trained water restoration technicians use advanced water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to restore your home.

Left Your Bathroom Faucet Running? Call SERVPRO!

All it takes for disaster to strike in your home is one moment of forgetfulness. A mistake as simple as leaving your faucet on can cause water damage to your bathroom tile. Some types of tile are more susceptible to water exposure than others, which is why it is important to contact professionals who are experienced with the restoration of many different types of tile.

Professionals from SERVPRO can mitigate water damage to tile in your Marco Island home. Restoring tile takes special care, and our technicians can perform an inspection of water damaged tile to determine the best course of action. Asphalt and vinyl tile is relatively easy to clean and may only require basic cleaning. However, in more extreme cases, these tiles can be loosened from the underlying sub flooring and may require drying before being reattached. SERVPRO techs can, additionally, use moisture meters to inspect your sub flooring to look for hidden floor damage that may be related to tile damage. If excess moisture is discovered in your sub flooring, we can deploy air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture. Unfortunately, tile may have to be removed in order for effective drying, and, in some cases, it may be cheaper to replace this tile than dry it.

If you instead have concrete or ceramic tile, then it is unlikely that you will need replacement tile. However, both of these types of tiles come with their own set of issues. Concrete tile is typically porous and easily flakes off paint making it susceptible to mold growth when exposed to water. Fortunately, we have disinfectants capable of dealing with mold should it appear in your bathroom. Ceramic tile, on the other hand, is normally unaffected by contact with water. However, water damage to the tile grouting and sub flooring can cause the tile to shift and warp, making a reinstallation of tile necessary.

If you are having issues with your tile at home due to forgetfulness, then don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 to begin the consultation process.

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How Small Appliances Cause Fire Damage in Naples

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island knows how to remove the smoke and soot from your fire damaged home.

Repairing Fire Damage After a Naples Appliance Malfunction

Electrical appliances of all kinds are a part of everyday life, and we expect our devices to work reliably. However, a malfunctioning power cord on your blow dryer can cause more than potentially singed hair: it can leave fire damage and strong odors in your bathroom that can be tough to eliminate on your own.  

When an appliance malfunction leads to fire damage in your Naples home, certified SERVPRO technicians are available to assist you 24/7. Our focus on restoration over replacement means that our team is committed to mitigating damage and bringing your bathroom back to its pre-fire condition. Fire travels quickly, so we can also evaluate and clean other areas of your home that have been affected by smoke and soot.  

The first step after determining the type of smoke and soot damage is cleaning surfaces that have been affected by it. Porous surfaces such as bathroom wallpaper can be more challenging to clean due to their ability to absorb smoke particles and odors, especially if the bathroom was steamy after a hot shower during the initial fire. We then clean bathroom vents filled with smoke or odor causing particles. Items in our arsenal for cleaning vents include a vacuum and filter system to pull contaminants from smoke out of HVAC systems, as well as agitating tools to coax out hard-to-reach dirt.  

Our SERVPRO technicians handle odor control with a variety of tools, including HEPA air scrubbers, to cleanse the air of foul odors. The HEPA filters on air scrubbers, made with activated carbon and potassium permanganate, can capture particles as small as .3 microns, significantly smaller than what the human eye can easily perceive. Once odor-causing particles are sucked up and taken through the HEPA filters, it is cycled back out as clean, air. In cases where one technique alone cannot eliminate air, multiple methods of odor elimination may be used, such as portable ozone machines.  

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is a leading name in disaster cleanup and restoration. If you need our services, call us today at (239) 302-5700.

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Stormy Weather, Floods in Naples, and SERVPRO to the Rescue

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Don't Be Dogged by Closing Your Naples Spa due to Flooding--Call SERVPRO

Fixing Problems that Develop During Commercial Flood Damage in Naples Spas

When people visit spas, they expect a clean, serene environment where they can relax as they receive services. A single flooding incident can ruin your spa by dumping contaminants, soiling contents and causing other problems such as persistent bad odor. We offer professional flood mitigation services in Naples that can help you deal with a flooding incident "Like it never even happened."
Cases of flood damage in Naples spas are likely to involve widespread soiling because of the variety of fabrics available including bedspreads, privacy dividers, and draperies among others. Such materials trap soils easily whether the flooding happens through a roof breach or rising ground water from a local tropical disturbance. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA-registered disinfectants in the affected areas. We also use professional cleaning agents to remove soils, along with shovels and squeegees, whatever it takes!
Apart from affecting fabrics, floodwaters also soil materials used on floors and other surfaces. Cleaning such surfaces to regain their preloss sheen is essential to satisfy the expectations of your clients. Our SERVPRO technicians use different equipment to achieve the desired results. We use pressure washers or multi-surface scrubbers to remove soils efficiently.
The beautiful finishes on the floors of your spa are a big attraction for the clients. A flooding incident can ruin them through moisture action or staining. For example, wooden floors can warp, crown or rot when they absorb significant amounts of moisture. The water can also penetrate beneath tiled surfaces causing problems such as mold. Mold stains surfaces and causes bad odor, which can ruin the tranquility your clients expect. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters and sensors to check moisture levels in different materials affected by the incident. Depending on the results we take several steps including creating a closed drying system to restore the facility to its preloss state. All services include a closing deodorizing process to restore the desired ambiance to the facility.
To deal with flood-related problems in your Marco Island, Naples Manor or Old Marco Junction area spas, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island to help. You can reach us at (239) 302-5700 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When Water Damage Occurs at Your Naples Restaurant Overnight

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is always on call to restore your water damaged business.

Cleaning Up Commercial Water Damage in a Naples Restaurant

When you get ready to open up your restaurant in the morning and prep for the day ahead, that last thing you want to see is a sagging, soggy ceiling leaking onto your vinyl floor and dining room furniture. It can be overwhelming to consider your options for cleaning up when you would prefer to focus on serving your customers.  

In the event of commercial water damage in Naples that affects your restaurant's dining area, the professionals at SERVPRO are ready to assist you. Our certified technicians have the tools and skills to restore your business to its preexisting condition.  

After you call one of our representatives, our team can be at your business within hours to assess the water damage and detect moisture in your walls. We also move and clean your furniture and fixtures to prevent any damage to them. Several cleaning methods may be used to ensure no mold or other structural issues develop over time. Our team can also evaluate your flooring and subflooring to mitigate any potential warping or swelling of floors.  

To take care of your ceiling, our technicians can drill small holes to facilitate the drying process and remove excess moisture. Industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers are then meticulously placed and used to pull moisture out of surfaces and turn it into clean, dry air. Polyethylene partitions can also be used to create small chambers to accelerate drying in a contained space.  

Once your ceiling, floor, and furniture have been cleaned and dried, our SERVPRO team can deodorize your eatery's dining area with ULV wet foggers or a dry thermal fogger. Surfaces affected by water may also be cleaned with an EPA-registered antimicrobial disinfectant to eliminate the risk of mold or fungus growth. High-velocity box fans are used to ventilate your establishment quickly both before and after deodorizing takes place.  

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island is ready to clean up any size disaster 24/7, whether commercial or residential. Call us today at (239) 302-5700 to find out more.

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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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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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How to Resolve Water Damage In Your Naples Home Without the Headaches

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why stand in your home stressing about water damage? Call SERVPRO for all your water damage remediation needs.

How a Long Term Leak Causes Water Damage to your Naples Home

Every year, many thousands of American homes in communities like Naples sustain water damage from leaks. Whether the leak starts from a faucet, pipe, or crack in the building exterior, a leak can cause significant and permanent damage to the structure over time. While most leaks can be repaired with a few quick fixes, the damaging effects should be handled by a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. Otherwise, you may not be able to handle all of the necessary restorative processes on your own and could see some of these long-term consequences happen.

Material Erosion
Many substances including wood, metal, and stone, can sustain severe water damage in Naples homes that use them as construction materials. The slow but consistent flow of water from a leak can cause erosion on any surface it touches. The longer this process goes on, the more damage that may be caused. Depending on the materials in contact with water and the presence of any other possible contaminants, we may take any of several approaches to reverse these effects, some of which may involve extra safety precautions.

Mold Growth
American homes naturally provide the ideal environment for most species of fungi to grow in, and the addition of a little extra water can sometimes be enough to foster a significant mold problem in an area. Some types of mold can cause health effects, so you should always be careful when you suspect mold may be growing in your home. SERVPRO technicians are certified to look for and take safety precautions against fungal spores whenever they deal with water damages and leaks.

Ruined Electrical Systems
Less commonly, a leak may allow water to leak into electrical systems in the home. This can cut off power to a room or sometimes even the entire home. Should that be the case, we both work to restore problems ourselves and work with specialists to keep the situation safe and minimally damaging.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island provides expert water damage mitigation and restoration services. We cover everything from the smallest leak to a large-scale flood. Contact us at (239) 302-5700.

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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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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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Don't Wait Call SERVPRO Right Away When You Spot Mold In Naples

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24/7 so don'y hesitate and call right away when you spot mold in your home. We have the right equipment to restore your home.

Repairing Mold-Damaged Naples Homes Quickly

Certain disasters can damage your Naples home immediately, causing widespread structural failures and compromised areas that can be hazardous to address on your own. Other situations take more time to develop but can do so without your knowledge and awareness, like spreading mold growth, that can ultimately provide the same level of widespread destruction to your property and get spread to becoming out of control quickly. Our professionals can respond quickly to these emergencies to help remove these active threats and to restore and repair the damage that the organism has caused.

While you might be among the Naples homeowners that do not see the need for mold damage repair, this organism can take a severe toll on structural integrity, not to mention present persistent health effects to those exposed to the active colonies. Once the mold has gotten discovered in your home, you should notify our SERVPRO mold remediation technicians immediately so that our mitigation and remediation efforts can begin.

There are many scenarios our technicians respond to where affected materials and areas of the property can get preserved with the right efforts happening right away. When mold can affect surfaces and areas of your home for many days or even longer, often materials get too severely damaged to preserve and must get removed to successfully negate the effects of the colony on the affected area. Our professionals utilize a controlled demolition technique, only removing the damaged portions of materials to make reconstruction as fast and efficient as possible.

Our SERVPRO licensed contractors can follow directly behind the efforts of our remediation team that removed materials and the active colony from exposed regions of the property. We can work alongside the remediation team to prepare materials and equipment necessary to transition immediately into rebuilding your home.

Mold can be a destructive force on structural elements in your house. Let our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island applied microbial remediation technicians help you remove the active colonies and repair the mold damage that the organism can cause. Give us a call anytime you need us at (239) 302-5700.

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SERVPRO Has The Equipment To Get You Back To Business In Naples

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

We have equipment to deodorize your property getting rid of smoke and soot that leave nasty odors. Call us 24/7 we are available day or night.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration for Your Naples Grocery Store

As an owner or manager of a grocery store in Naples, you understand that several factors are in play that makes your franchise location successful. Something you cannot forget is fire safety. You are responsible for the safety of your employees and customers from a fire. Once you learn about the fire hazards in a grocery store, it is easier to keep everyone safe and protected.

When fire and commercial fire damage in your Naples business is staring you in the face, you need to call the professionals at SERVPRO for help restoring your structure. As a remediation company, we have the knowledge, training, and experience needed to get your store back in working order as soon as possible. Our expertise and tools can make quick work of the repairs and restoration process.

Even if it was a small fire, SERVPRO techs need to deodorize your structure as well once we have made the necessary repairs. Smoke and soot can have lasting effects on the structure if they are not cleaned up quickly, but they also leave behind unpleasant odors that nobody wants to experience, especially around food. We clean up all the soot and smoke left from the fire and use special deodorizers to get rid of the lingering smell, even if we need to use various methods to do so.

There are some fire hazards which are specific to grocery stores which you should know. Cooking equipment is one of the biggest ones, as most stores have deli departments and bakeries where meat and bread are cooked. Cooking equipment is responsible for nineteen percent of property fires, making it high on the list for reasons your store could experience a fire and need fire damage restoration.

Light equipment and electrical systems can malfunction, especially since much power is needed for refrigeration and lighting. Heating equipment also accounts for a large percentage of fires in markets.

Sometimes, fires are intentionally set, so do not rule out arson as a possibility. You’d also be surprised that lit cigarettes are a common cause of fires in grocery stores since a lit cigarette disposed of improperly can quickly cause a big fire.

SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island wants to help you restore your store in Miles City, Wagon Wheel, or Naples Manor after a fire. We understand that getting your business up and running entirely again is essential to your bottom line, so call us as soon as the fire is out at (239) 302-5700.

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Is Mold Growing Under Your Naples Kitchen Sink?

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen and bathroom sink cabinets are common places for mold to grow.

What to Do When Your Plumber Finds Mold Damage Under Your Sink in Your Naples Home

Calling a plumber in Naples to remove a clog or fix your kitchen sink's garbage disposal is tedious enough, but when other problems become apparent, it can seem only to get worse. When it is just a drip or loosened joint, the plumber can quickly fix them and get things back in working order quickly.  

When the plumber finds your Naples home has mold damage under the sink, however, this falls outside of any plumber's expertise. Instead, you need professional mold damage remediators like our SERVPRO Franchise professionals. We hold IICRC certificates in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), and our specialists know the most effective methods to restore your home.  

We inspect to find the areas affected with microbial infestations, and then remove the excess mold and their spores. To do this, we use infrared imaging technology that shows where any lost water may have been feeding microbial colonies, which is possible because mildew, mold, and other microscopic organisms cannot live without moisture levels above normal humidity. These tiny organisms eat away at cellulose-based materials inside your home and destroy whatever they rest on quickly.  

We cut these areas away and remove them so we can bring in new materials to restore the area. The back of the kitchen cabinet might contain mold activity and its absence after we remove it cleans the area immensely. Replacing it is an easy task.  

We can restore some materials, however, by abrading their surfaces with either baking soda or dry ice pellet which is extremely helpful when surfaces affected include the inside portion of cabinet doors. Instead of replacing them, we can clean them, or if more deeply embedded with mold, we can blast them slightly and remove invasive microbes. Repainting or other finishes complete the restoration.  

We also treat surfaces with antimicrobial inhibitors that keep mold from regrowing. Kitchens, as well as bathrooms, are both notorious for having high levels of humidity. Prevention is much less expensive than remediation, and we want to help our customers save as much as possible, both financially and in the area of their belongings.  

When your home becomes a haven for mold, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island. We can remediate mold damage and clean up areas affected by microbial infestations. Our 24-hour services number is (239) 302-5700. We also serve those in Miles City and Monroe Station.

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Make Mold Damage Remediation Success a Reality in Naples

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can affect BOTH the surfaces of household items and the walls in your home. Let our certified mold specialists mitigate the situation.

Controlled Demolition and Repair in Mold Damaged Naples Homes

When microbial growth occurs within your Naples home, determining how to handle the spreading threat can be challenging for homeowners. While ideally, many property owners want to care for their houses on their own as best as possible, mold can become a destructive force that requires more than just elbow grease and cleaning solvents to remove from surfaces and affected areas. Our professionals can help you through every step from the remediation through repair and restoration.

Mold damage repair in Naples is something that many homeowners do not immediately consider when they discover mold colonization in their residence. With both certified mold remediation specialists and licensed contractors on our SERVPRO team, we can offer our customers a comprehensive approach to restoring their home that is seamless and cost-effective. Our departments work together through assessment and evaluation of the property to ensure that every technician does their part to make the entire process efficient.

Assessment is a critical component to the work that our rapid response team does when we first arrive at a mold-damaged property. We can determine the full scope of the spread of the organism and begin setting up containment machines and barriers to prevent this colonization from spreading to new areas of the property. We also determine the condition of affected materials and contents, and whether preserving them is possible or if controlled demolition and tear out is necessary.

It is always the focus of our SERVPRO professionals to restore damaged materials and structural elements to the best of our skilled abilities, but this is not always the most cost-effective or efficient approach to return your home to pre-mold conditions. Instead, controlled demolition efforts can remove only the unsalvageable or greatly damaged portions of these materials and allow our licensed contractors to repair and reconstruct the affected areas once our experts have successfully removed the thriving mold colonies.

While mold damage repair can encompass many avenues from rebuilding removed drywall to replacing hardwood floors that needed to get torn out, our SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island licensed contractors can help. Give our experienced professionals a call today at (239) 302-5700.

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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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Don't Worry Our Team Is To The Rescue When You Discover A Hidden Mold Infestation In Your Naples Condo

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

When you locate mold damage in your condo, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700.

Finding Mold Damage During Repairs And Remodeling Of Your Naples Condo Can Halt The Project

Working quickly on any project in your Naples condominium means that you can see and benefit from the efforts all that much more sooner. Many projects have some problem here or there, and while this is normal, it can also create stress and slower than the expected conclusion of the project.

Minor projects, such as removing a vanity can make your condo much more beautiful, but if your workers find mold damage in your Naples bathroom after removing the sink, it can stall the work. Experienced contractors know that installing the sink without removing the mold, your dwelling can steadily worsen. The majority of contractors concentrate only on remodeling and repair work on residential properties and small businesses and do not engage in mold damage remediation.

SERVPRO specialists can get the area involved free of mold and spores, apply a mold inhibitor, and check for close by areas to ensure that no other mold infestations exist. During our work, we also check to make sure that any sources of water allowing mold to proliferate gets shut off at the source.

Other areas in your condo that might succumb to mold, only to become discovered during repair work or another type of project include behind your refrigerator, dishwasher, or laundry facility, around your water heater, under some types of flooring, behind your tub surround or shower stall, and at the base of your toilet and bathtub.

To keep the area involved clean, we lay mats down to catch loosened mold particles. For spores that get released into the air, we catch these with air scrubbers. When we use negative air chambers, we use an air scrubber that directs the air outdoors, increasing the speed that the air becomes clean.

While we always strive to help our customers by remediating mold damage and restoring their homes, so things are “Like it never even happened,” during a repair or remodeling job, we hope to help you accomplish your main goal of improving things instead. With our help, your project can get back on schedule faster and finish with no more unexpected issues.

When you locate mold damage in your condo, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700. We serve the areas around Wagon Wheel, Fakahatchee, and Old Marco Junction.

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Our Team Can Detect Any Leak In Your Naples Manor Home

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Call us for water detection and rapid drying of wet areas in your home caused by leaking pipes.

Why SERVPRO Reliably Locates Sources Of Water Loss In Naples Manor Properties

Many times when our customers in Naples Manor experience damage from water or mold, the underlying cause of the problem involves an internal leak from a water line. These leaks can start small and remain undetected for a long time. Bursting open happens occasionally, but we can help you locate these sections of plumbing and rectify the situation.

When water damages your Naples Manor home, our SERVPRO technicians have the tools and experience to handle any size disaster. Our technicians can also repair any damage caused by the moisture that invaded your home's interior space. Repairs that shut off the water and seal up the plumbing correctly can help reduce your monthly water costs, as well, even if only slightly.

The process of locating leaky pipes, fittings, and loosened joints requires an infrared imaging camera. We continue to use this and our moisture meter reading equipment as we repair any damage that your home suffered because of the water loss. Infrared imaging equipment detects water losses because of the changes in temperature experienced in the area directly affected by the water. Each moisture meter reading gives us a percentage of moisture held or retained by porous and absorbent materials.

When we detect water loss, drying the home becomes a necessity. After shutting off all sources of invasive and lost water, we can begin protecting your home from damage by water and microorganisms. We compare the percentages of moisture found in materials to acceptable amounts that typically occur in similar materials, according to industry standards, and work to reduce the elevated amounts discovered in your home down to more acceptable percentages.

Water loss, even small, minute amounts, can lead to not only losses in your utility budget, but also damage to your home. Our experts work with you as your partner in detecting such deficits in your plumbing and repair them. More extensive problems, such as sudden line breaks and ruptured pipes require a licensed plumber, and we have several in the area whom we know for their reliability, expertise, and honesty. When needed, we can contact one for you to make the entire process smoother and reduce the number of interruptions your family experiences.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has specialists and technicians who cover nearby areas, including Weavers Station and Old Marco Junction. We can help you locate areas involved in water loss and resolve the problem. Call us at (239) 302-5700 for water detection and rapid drying of wet areas in your home caused by leaking pipes.

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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.

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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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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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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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SERVPRO is Only One Call Away When Commercial Fire Strikes!

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

With the help of SERVPRO, your store will be restored "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO - Remediating Commercial Fire Damage To Marco Island Businesses

Fires in Marco Island businesses usually end quickly. The sprinklers kick in automatically and put out any open flames almost as rapidly as they formed in the first place. Most of the damage comes from the residues left behind by the smoke and soot that spread through the structure much further than the heat and flames.

The key to removing commercial fire damage from a Marco Island card and stationary supply store is to do it quickly before it becomes permanent. That is why SERVPRO maintains a 24-hour, response team to meet every requirement, even when the call comes in at three in the morning.

The moment our team arrives on-site, they start with a quick inspection of the facility. The inspector begins at the origin point of the fire and works their way out to determine how far it moved through the building. As they trace the smoke path, other team members determine what types of residues they have to clean and remove. Multiple types are common. Each one depends on the material how hot it burned.

As the team identifies the residues, they also determine the affected surfaces. While a lot of paper products can be damaged by the sprinklers, much of it can be cleaned and returned to inventory if the residue can be brushed or wiped away with no more moisture. Other surfaces require different cleaning methods. For fabric covered furniture, SERVPRO technicians may need a brush or other agitation device and a chemical cleaner to remove soot and smoke residues.

For most items, team members can use a variety of sponges or dry cloths wipe down the surfaces. They do this first to hopefully preclude further soaking items that already absorbed water from the sprinklers or efforts from firefighters. With very thick or sticky residues, they can use a mild cleaning agent to break them up for easier removal. If there is a concern about soaking the item, technicians have the option to use a vacuum to break them up and remove them.

Finally, team members dispose of all residues they cleaned and also dispose of property too damaged by the residues or water for restoration. Every disposal is in accordance with Florida and EPA regulations.

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Our goal at SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island is to help you reopen your business to customers as quickly as we can bring it back to a clean and safe state. If you need us, we are here for you. Call us today at (239) 302-5700 to start the process.

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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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How Our Technicians Restore Your Miles City Home After A Chimney Fire

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Even if your chimneys are clean blazes can still ignite inside of them.

Fire Damage Specialists In Miles City Talk About Problems With Chimneys

House fires can sometimes happen fast and can burn much of your Miles City home very quickly. Hundreds of thousands of homes suffered fire damage in the country each year. Out of those it is estimated that over 25,000 fires are caused by chimneys igniting. Chimney fires account for around $125 million in property damages each year. Many chimney fires ignite by excessive soot meaning that the number one cause of this type of fire damage is the failure to regularly clean fireplaces and chimneys.

However, even if your chimneys are clean blazes can still ignite inside of them. Once flames from inside a stack they get extremely hot and can cause excessive fire damage to your Miles City property. Once the inside metal gets hot the wood around the chimney can start to burn. These hot flames can then spread to other parts of your structure.

If the fire is extinguished quickly, it is possible that the damage is minimal. Sometimes the only problem present is smoke coming from the source of the fire and coating surfaces inside your house with soot residues. These soils can deteriorate finished surfaces and contaminate the air with burnt aromas. When mitigating issues associated with smoke, our SERVPRO technicians utilize a variety of techniques. Some surfaces get cleaned best with dry methods, and others need scrubbing with powerful chemicals.

In other situations, the fire spreads so fast that it burns and chars structural components before it gets put out. When this happens, our SERVPRO team must determine what items are burnt so severely that they must get removed and what items can be saved with mitigation procedures. During some projects, sections of the building's structure must be taken out and rebuilt entirely. There are also other cases where some structural components can be saved by sanding off the charred material and sealing the wood with a specialized paint.

Most mitigation projects dealing with burnt materials require a combination of both smoke removal and structural restoration. If you ever have a chimney fire at your home, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 any time of the day.

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Don't Recline on Your Miles City Water Damaged Furniture Until it is Professionally Cleaned

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

Without proper drying procedures, water can ruin furniture. SERVPRO has the expertise to help restore your water damaged furniture..

Understanding Moisture Impact on Upholstered Furniture In Miles City After Water Cleanup

Research shows that 250 gallons of water jet out of a 1/8 inch crack in your pipe. Besides a crack in your plumbing, there are other causes of water damage in your Miles City home. They include a leaky roof and a broken washing machine hose. If the problem goes unchecked in half an hour or more, soaking occurs on your carpet, rugs, furniture, and hardwood floors. When water infiltrates your home, calling water cleanup technicians can prevent further damage. In your home, we use water extraction equipment to remove the water. Afterward, we turn on the air movers and dehumidifiers to dry. However, water and moisture exposed your furniture to damage. Here is how moisture affects upholstered furniture.

Before water cleanup in your Miles City home commences, SERVPRO experts inspect your home. Even if the level of water is barely high up the furniture legs, the furniture legs can stain your rugs and carpets. In such a case, you have an added problem. Carpet cleaners use the hot water extraction method to remove stains and kill germs. When it comes to your stained carpet, it is near impossible to remove furniture stains, especially if the carpet has dried with the stain on it.

The composition of wood stain is solvent, binder, and pigment. Since the solvent is petroleum distillate, it makes it difficult to remove after your carpet is stained.

During drying, SERVPRO water cleanup technicians use air movers in your home. This equipment pumps in the hot air causing the water in your carpets and rugs to evaporate. Since your furniture is in place, the moisture can bleed the cover. If the cover sags, your carpet can be stained.

Another moisture effect on your upholstered furniture is rust. The upholstered buttons have metal backings. When exposed to moisture, the process of oxidation begins which leads to rust.

The framing joints relax when exposed to moisture because of the weakening of the glue brought about by swelling of the wood. To strengthen the joints, you need to re-apply the glue.

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island responds fast to all sizes of water damage disaster. To have your home restored to the pre-damaged condition, call our 24/7 emergency line at (239) 302-5700.

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How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire And Smoke Damaged Marco Island Home

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

A fire in the property can be a terrifying and daunting experience.

We Can Handle Smoke And Fire Damage In Marco Island

A fire in the property can be a terrifying and daunting experience. Smoke, soot, and flames can cause significant damage to your house and your personal belongings. Fire residues can also ruin furniture, carpeting, and flooring inside the structure. After the fire has been put out, dirt, soot, and heavy smoke residues often remain inside the home. Moreover, flames can burn or char materials in the house, which is why contacting a professional is wise.

SERVPRO fire damage restoration services in Marco Island can restore your property when possible. Our techs have the experience and can work fast to restore your home. Industrial air scrubbers, fans, and fogging equipment can be put to use to remove lingering smoke odors quickly. Also, the team can use professional strength cleansers to clean soot and dirt from the floors, walls, and ceilings. We may also employ odor removal deodorants to eliminate offensive smoke odors from materials affected by the fire such as drapes, clothing, and carpeting. In some cases, the crew may need to use advanced deodorization equipment such as a portable ozone machine. Ozone machines employ activated oxygen to neutralize and eliminate foul smoke smells. It is essential to note that ozone is not safe for humans or pets, so if we utilize this chemical, homeowners and pets must leave the house until the process is complete.

After our techs inspect the affected areas for damages, they can perform minor repairs to secure the structure such as boarding a window or door. Doing so can help prevent intruders from entering the premises as well as wild animals or critters. If you need significant repairs to your home, SERVPRO suggests that you get in touch with a general contractor. With the homeowner’s permission, our techs can remove unsalvageable items from the structure such as charred furniture and burned curtains, carpeting and clothing. We clean, sanitize and store all materials that are salvageable in a safe area on or off-site and return them after the restoration is complete.

When possible, our fast and efficient SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island team can restore your home to its preloss condition. Contact us 24/7 at (239) 302-5700 anytime.

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Never Fear When You Find Mold In Your Business - SERVPRO Is Near!

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Our team works hard to remediate all mold found in your warehouse so that business can resume with little interruption.

SERVPRO - Commercial Mold Damage Repair To Naples Businesses

When mold goes unchecked in a Naples business, it can grow rapidly throughout the structure. Once it is too late to prevent damage, the business owner needs to quickly repair and restore the building to begin supporting customers again.

Mold can penetrate the surface of many building materials if they have enough time to expand. In a multi-use warehouse operation, Naples commercial mold damage repair requires SERVPRO response teams to use multiple tools and methods to remove mold and repair materials where needed.

Storage areas use concrete blocks where there are chemicals stored that can burn through wood and other materials. Mold spores can expand through the nooks and cracks on the surfaces and cause further damage. Technicians stop minor damage by killing the active spores and then removing them with a wire brush or another agitation tool to dig them out for disposal.

They repair major damage with fresh concrete. First, technicians remove the mold and the crumbling material. After cleaning the empty gaps, they use a trowel to force the concrete into them and allow it to dry. If an adhesive is needed, they mix in a caulk with the concrete.

For wood support structures, there is less opportunity for repair. If the mold penetrated only slightly into the surface, SERVPRO team members can use hand or powered sanders to remove it along with the surrounding wood for a clean look. If the mold went deeper than the surface, there is a threat to the structural integrity. If our inspector determines this is the case, specialists remove the affected wood and replace it.

The same is true for building materials that make up office space in the warehouse. If the mold merely grows across the surface of ceiling tiles, drywall, and paneling, team members can clean them fairly easily. If the mold has barely penetrated the surface of a drywall panel, they can use a scraping tool to remove the affected material and fill in the gaps with a repair compound. Once it dries, technicians sand the surface smooth and then paint over it. If mold penetrated deeply past the surface, it is cheaper and more labor efficient to remove and replace affected panels.

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Our goal at SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island is to repair a facility and restore to a functioning state so the owner can support its customers and employees. If you need us, call (239) 302-5700 today to schedule a visit and inspection.

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Restoring Your Contents After Fire Damage In Marco Island

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Personal contents that have experienced fire damage in Marco Island properties could benefit from restoration services.

Restoring Your Contents After A Fire

Replacement or refinishing of your home contents is costly, which could increase your insurance rates when you claim. Especially, in cases where the fire is caused by you. Contents damaged in a house fire can often be restored to their former glory with the right training, products and cleaning techniques, offering an excellent alternative to large insurance claims as well as preserving those sentimental items.

Personal contents that have experienced fire damage in Marco Island properties could benefit from restoration services. At SERVPRO we have a laundry list of potential techniques, equipment and methods to suit all kinds of materials, furnishings, and fabrics. If your contents hold sentimental value, it is worth contacting us to see what we can salvage.

Our years of expertise in the restoration industry has taught us to treat each service as unique. Different materials burn in different ways. The same goes for temperatures as well as indoor air circulation which all have an impact on the type of debris left behind and, therefore, the most effective cleaning products to use. In most cases, contents cleaning can be carried out on site, but we may need to take some contents to a facility to be deep cleaned.

When we visit your property, a SERVPRO fire technician can assess which types of materials respond best to different cleaning methods and products. Upholstery fabrics, for example, can shrink when treated with traditional wet-cleaning methods. For these porous or delicate materials, we can use foam cleaning to gently remove soot and smoke residue from the surface.

When synthetic materials burn at higher temperatures, it leaves behind thick smoke residue known as wet smoke. Where signs of wet smoke are evident, your SERVPRO technician may use abrasive cleaning methods to remove soiling from your contents. We can always tell which contents respond well to which cleaning without risking causing further damage.

Since our founding in 1967, we have saved thousands of dollars worth of damage by adopting a restore over replace method. If your contents have been damaged contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 to see what you could save.

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

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Marco Island homeowners who find their homes inundated with flood damage need professional guidance and skilled workers.

Flood Damage Requires Qualified Technicians

When lakes and rivers overflow their natural boundaries or when tropical storms hit Marco Island, we often have some forewarning. Sometimes, though, invasive water only affects our immediate area and does so without any expectation of such an impending occurrence.

Marco Island homeowners who find their homes inundated with flood damage need professional guidance and skilled workers. These individuals can help a family experience less stress by explaining the facets of flood damage mitigation. This can include an initial damages amount, an estimated timeline of events involving the family home, assistance retrieving necessary documents and other items from inside the house, and a list of contact numbers to agencies and other entities who assist residents after a disaster.

Flooding can initially pose severe and immediate risks, but after the waters recede and a home's floor becomes visible again, many people assume the danger has passed. However, this is not always true. Our technicians receive IICRC certificates and know that many times a house's interior only seems stable.

Flooding can cause intense structural shifts that leave a house in an almost flimsy condition. Many sections may seem stable when they pose a high risk of potential danger. We work with building inspectors and other professionals to ensure that your house remains safe at all stages, and that unsafe sections receive either reinforcing or other suitable safety measures to protect our workers and any other individuals present in that location.

Our technicians handle all stages of mitigation after flood damage, including disposal of shattered glass and other broken materials, removal of sodden materials (drywall and flooring), drying out and sanitation of all surfaces. Air quality and odor control also affect your family upon moving back in, and these crucial aspects of your residence receive the attention they deserve. Simply cutting away wet materials and using a few fans do not restore your home adequately after flood damage. SERVPRO technicians are here for you from start to finish, making your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island has technicians always ready to respond to homeowners in Miles City and Fakahatchee when flood damage keeps them from living in their own home. Contact us by calling (239) 302-5700, which is our emergency services line – always staffed and answered, meaning you receive immediate assistance when you need it most.

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Where To Go When You Need Water Cleanup In Marco Island

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

There are many services for water cleanup in Marco Island.

Water Damage Cleanup In Your Home

Getting moisture out of fixtures and furnishings is easier said than done. In our experience, what looks dry on the outside can often conceal damp beneath the surface, leading to unpleasant smells further down the line. Using a combination of cleaning chemicals, wet/ dry equipment, and trained technicians, SERVPRO is here to help restore, deodorize and dry your home.

There are many services for water cleanup in Marco Island. However, if you need a professional service with 40 years industry leading experience, there is only one. SERVPRO trains its technicians in an IICRC-approved school to ensure they stay ahead of the curve and provides them with the latest technology to help get the job done.

The fastest method in the restoration process is water extraction. Extractors are either truck-mounted for full-scale operations or portable to allow access to crawl spaces, sub-floor or other smaller areas. These extractors are capable of removing hundreds of gallons of water in a short period.

For smaller areas, with lower water saturation levels, SERVPRO uses Air Moving equipment in combination with dehumidifiers. By rapidly circulating air using this equipment moisture can be evaporated from underneath surfaces and is capable of reaching between floorboards or underneath permanent fittings. The next stage is to use dehumidifiers to remove the evaporated moisture from the air.

We use two types of the dehumidifier. One which circulates similar to an air conditioner and another that uses desiccant chemicals to remove moisture. By using meters, our technicians can compare the affected area with other rooms to establish a dry level that mirrors the rest of your home.

The finishing detail is in scrubbing down your furnishings and fixtures using good old fashioned elbow grease combined with chemical sanitizers. Depending on the extent of cleanup, SERVPRO can use deodorizers known as foggers to dispense odor neutralizing chemicals into the area, leaving your home smelling clean and livable.

If your home needs a professional restoration following a water leak, contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 to arrange a professional assessment.

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Naples and Mold Problems from Contaminated Crawl Spaces

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Remediates Mold in Naples Area Condos and Crawlspaces

SERVPRO Explains Why Mold Infestations Occur in Damp Structures and Remediation

If a water leak inside your Naples home ever goes unnoticed, many problems can result. For example, if your crawl space stays wet for more than 48 hours mold damage repair may become necessary. In some cases, the initial problem does not get noticed until it is too late. Once a fungus has formed inside your house, the issue can become worse quickly if the problem is not mitigated.
If you notice wet materials inside your home or smell a musty aroma, it is a good idea to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can conduct mold damage restoration in Naples that can help prevent future problems from occurring. Once fungi have developed, it grows spores that can spread to unaffected areas and create more issues. Proper mitigation can prevent spores from spreading.
Crawl spaces are a likely place for fungal problems to exist. The temperatures are often elevated in these confined spaces due to poor circulation underneath the house. Coupled with dampness in the dirt means that adding water can quickly increase moisture and humidity levels. The crawl space is also the home to a large number of organic materials such as insulation and floor joists.
If mold grows inside your crawlspace, many different problems can quickly arise. Fungi first develope at the source of the elevated moisture levels but can then spread quickly to other areas of exposed wood underneath your house. As a fungus grows it forms root-like structures called hyphae that contaminate materials in all directions. For example, the hyphae can grow deep into the wood of the floor joists, across the surface of the joist, and out from the surface of the joist making the mold visible. If your crawl space is contaminated, spores can easily get into the airflow system of your house. Once spores get into your ventilation system, they can affect your entire home.
When mitigating fungal issues, our SERVPRO technicians always contain your crawlspace so that particles created by the work process do not infest other sections of your structure. We then work to remove the fungi from the affected building materials by scrubbing or sanding. We also use air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters to remove small hazardous particles from the air.

If you ever notice mold or excessive moisture inside your crawl space, call SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island at (239) 302-5700 24/7.

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Choosing Professional Water Cleanup Services For Your Naples Retail Store

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

From City Hall to a Naples Eatery--Rely on SERVPRO for Commercial Water Damage Removal and Restoration

Naples Business Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Restoration

Running a business means that you have to be available to your customers whenever they expect you to be. You serve the community around you, and the last thing that you can afford is a damaging incident that can prevent you from being available to the customers that depend on you. This is the expectancy of any Naples retail location, and if your store deals with a water damage incident, getting it taken care of as quickly as possible is paramount.  
With your profits hinging on being available every day of the week, a water incident in your Naples store needs to get dealt with as efficiently as possible with water cleanup services from SERVPRO. As much as you might lean towards attempting to save money, rarely do business owners encounter a situation where they can clean up the damage and restore the effects from the water on their own. Doing this more often results in worsening conditions over a brief period leading to even costlier repairs and restoration from a professional company.  
Depending on the materials affected by the water and the source of this damage, the approach for our technicians varies. We work to assess the situation as promptly as possible to ensure that our professionals can get to work immediately on restoring the damages. The less time this takes, the less your customers get inconvenienced by the restoration process.  
From weighted extractions to carpeted areas and into controlled demolition to drywall to thoroughly dry out wall cavities, our experience and expertise can ensure that the process is done correctly and to the highest of standards. Our technicians get certified through the IICRC, which set the standards for industry work in our field.  
Water incidents in your retail store might seem simple enough to contend with on your own, but failures to do this adequately can lead to worsening conditions that cost more and take longer to restore. Trust our certified experts at SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island to respond quickly and keep your doors open to the customers you serve. Give us a call today at (239) 302-5700.

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

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

If your home suffers from a fire, contact SERVPRO for effective fire damage remediation services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding after a storm can bring many things into your home besides water. Contact SERVPRO right away to remediate.

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

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

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

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water removal jobs in Marco Island present many safety concerns that our SERVPRO technicians take seriously before the restoration can start.

Safety During Water Removal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Professional Restoration for Your Marco Island House Fire

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

After the firefighters leave, contact SERVPRO for fire damage cleaning and remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage From Soot to Odor

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

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

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

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

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

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Learn How Professional Equipment Makes Water Removal in Naples Accurate

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mitigate Water Damage in Naples with Science and SERVPRO

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

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

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Cleaning Various Structural Components During Fire Damage Restoration In Marco Island

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Your home or business cannot usually run after a fire damage incident.

Fire Damage Restoration

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

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

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

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

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

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Call Us for Mold Removal in Naples Homes

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Docks, Houses, and Building in Naples Get Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Is Effective and Safe

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

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

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

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

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SERVPRO - Restoring Commercial Flood Damage To Marco Island Businesses

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island makes it a priority to work around the clock so that your property is restored back to preloss condition.

Our SERVPRO Team is Here to Help Marco Island Commercial Properties

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

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

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

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

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

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SERVPRO - Commercial Mold Damage Repair For Naples Businesses

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Naples / Marcos Island has got your back when mold damage strikes your business.

Learn About SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process for Naples Businesses 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Flood And Water Damage Repairs For Miles City Homes

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

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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SERVPRO Makes Water Removal in Your Marco Island Home Easy

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has a range of equipment to help dry your home.

Tools used to remove water from your home

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

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

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

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

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

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Restoration of Mold Damaged Areas of a Miles City Home

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO team can remediate your home free of mold infestations!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Not All Florida Residents in Marco Island Enjoy Storms and Flooding--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

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

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

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

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

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Preparing Your Naples Residence for Repairs After Sustaining Mold Damage

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can lurk in your home for a long time before the conditions are right for it to spread. Contact SERVPRO when you suspect mold for remediation.

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

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

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Hats Off to SERVPRO for Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration on Marco Island

SERVPRO Explains Methods for Cleaning Up Smoke Residue in Commercial Sites

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

It is important to act fast and call SERVPRO when you discover mold damage in your home.

Rely on SERVPRO Professionals to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

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

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

Establishing a Containment Zone

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

Removing the Contamination Itself

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

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

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

Cleaning of the Settled Spores

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

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

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

3/18/2018 (Permalink)

Washing machines are a must in the home especially if you are raising children. Should your washing machine fail and dump out water, contact SERVPRO.

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

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

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

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold damage in your home can be scary, but the professionals at SERVPRO can help to ease your mind while safely removing the damage.

SERVPRO Safely and Thoroughly Removes and Remediates Mold Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Flood Damage Can Reach Your Home in Old Marco Junction

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

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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Space Heaters Increase Fire Damage Risk in Naples

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Placing your space heater too close to flammable objects such as blankets, towels, and curtains can cause a fire to start.

Tips for Preventing Fire Damage Caused by a Space Heater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Getting Your Naples Clinic Up And Running After Water Damages

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO team can get your Naples clinic back up and running faster than you can say "Like it never even happened."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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There is Hope After Fire Damage Incidents in Naples

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO we thoroughly inspect and restore your home after fire damage leaving it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Steps to Restoring Your Home after Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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Fallen Trees Can Allow Flooding of Your Naples House

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's covers holes in your roof and walls to prevent further water damage and flooding to your home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Lead and copper piping is susceptible to scaling, erosion, and freezing.

Water Damage To Your House

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Facts You Should Know About Mold Damage in Marco Island

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Bleach does not get rid of mold, it is important to call SERVPRO to properly remediate mold damage in your home.

Rely on SERVPRO to Properly Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

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

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

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

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

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Commercial Water Damage and Naples Area Bowling Alleys

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is available 24/7/365 to restore your commercial property, no matter the scope or size.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Irma’s Hurricane Damage To Personal Property In Naples

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Naples Deals with Hurricane Irma with Water Removal Help and Cleanup from SERVPRO

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

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

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Unique Problems That Accompany Flood Damage From Naples Water Heaters

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

When a water heater breaks, it can create a significant flood damage problem in your Naples home.

Flood Damage Problems

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

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

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

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

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

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Common Causes of Fire Risk After Flooding on Marco Island

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Turning off the circuit breakers or even the main power switch when facing flooding in your home is important for you safety. Contact SERVPRO.

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

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

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

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Even if you take all the steps to prevent mold, it can sometimes still make its way in your home. If you discover mold, call SERVPRO to remediate.

Rely on SERVPRO When You Discover Mold in Your Home

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

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

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

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

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Unexpected Water Damage in Naples Traced to Concealed Roof Problems

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Regular roof maintenance can prevent water from getting into your home. If you need your roof inspected or water damage remediation, contact SERVPRO.

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

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

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Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage Protects And Restores Your Naples Kitchen

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Removing the presence of both smoke and fire damage can return your kitchen to the condition most suitable for cooking and preparing meals.

Eliminating Smoke And Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Our quick action can potentially save your printing equipment from being a total loss. Contact our staff and let us remediate the water damage.

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

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

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

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians have found extensive mold growth around windows, both on the outside, and the inside of your home

SERVPRO Has The Answers For Your Mold Damage Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

Wet floors can cause many types of secondary damages. Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to protect your guests and employees.

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

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

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

6/18/2017 (Permalink)

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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Solutions For Water Damage In Naples

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage restoration has the best outcome if trained staff with professional strength extraction equipment are on your site quickly.

Water Damage Solutions From SERVPRO

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being Prepared for Water Damage in Your Naples Emporium

2/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Mobile App Tool for Water Damage Mitigation and Prevention in Your Naples Business

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

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

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

The Dangers of Device Chargers and Fires in Marco Island

2/10/2017 (Permalink)

Inspect your chargers regularly. But if you do have a fire, call SERVPRO quickly to remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Regularly Remediate Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire Safety Tips for Condos and Apartments

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip: Have at Least One Fire Extinguisher in Your Home

SERVPRO Tips on Fire Extinguishers and More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keeping Kids Safe During a Naples Home Remodel

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Keep Your Children Safe from Home Remodel Sites in Naples

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

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

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

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

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

Marco Island Fire Damage & Restoration

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO we understand that sometimes, things have the ability to go horribly wrong.

Fire Damage & Restoration in Marco Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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