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Reversing Effects of Hardwood Water Damage in Naples Homes

1/4/2024 (Permalink)

A pool of water on hardwood flooring with the caption: "HOW SHOULD YOU DEAL WITH WATER DAMAGE?" and SERVPRO logo If your Naples homes experiences water damage, call SERVPRO. We're Faster to any size disaster.™

Proper Training and Equipment Resolve Water Damage 

Hardwood floors are more resilient to spilled, leaked, and flooded water than you might realize, but only if reputable professionals rapidly complete appropriate moisture removal and drying interventions. The beautiful hardwood floors in your elegant Gulf Coast home lie atop several layers, with the topmost fine-grained strips or planks being the most water-resistant. Standing fluids often swiftly run off these materials, leaving the surface seemingly unharmed.

Naples water damage to your flooring materials, unfortunately, is just starting as the liquid apparently disappears. Water drains through the joints and crevices to soak supporting structures beneath, giving homeowners a brief and false sense of security. 

Absorbed Fluids Create Damaging Conditions

Underlying subfloor layers comprise cheaper open-pored or engineered wood (plywood) that readily absorbs moisture. They swell and hold the dampness next to the unfinished bottom and sides of the hardwood. Swelling causes the subfloor to distort, with previously level surfaces disrupted enough in some circumstances to dislodge the decorative top planks (buckling). As wetness invades the unfinished surfaces of the hardwood, the more tightly-pored wood eventually swells, causing harm like:

  • Crowning, where the center of a hardwood strip or plank rises
  • Cupping, where the edges of each length of hardwood rise, creating a concave “cup” in between

Mitigation and Remediation of Hardwood Warping

To prevent hardwood water damage in Naples properties from advancing to the warping and buckling stage, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) suggests intervening promptly with extraction and structural drying techniques. SERVPRO® and our technicians are IICRC-certified, employing effective standing water and moisture removal strategies learned from standard-setting organizations such as the following:

  • Use of moisture detectors, meters, and infrared cameras to identify precisely where the moisture is found--periodic retesting during the project ensures moisture measurements correct to normal levels
  • Wanded extraction of any visible pooled liquids
  • Use of negative air pressure across floor mats connected with hoses to an extraction unit--the suction pulls liquids detected earlier from several layers up and out of the flooring before swelling takes hold and causes harm
  • Development of a drying plan to encourage the evaporation of absorbed water vapor, including the use of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers 

Contact SERVPRO of Naples / Marco Island immediately after water damage for the best hardwood floor restoration outcomes. We are available at (239) 302-5700 to schedule an assessment and provide emergency services.

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.”

Drying Techniques for Efficient Water Restoration in Naples 

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

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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.

Why Getting Prompt Water Damage Restoration in Naples Homes is Critical

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

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.

Bathroom Water Damage from a Leak in Naples

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

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.

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

Water Damaged Ceiling Repair in Your Naples Home

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

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

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

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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

Why Should I Hire a Naples Water Restoration Team?

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

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.

Dealing with Water Leaks in Marco Island

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

water spewing from leak in pipe It doesn't take a large leak to cause damage. SERVPRO is trained and ready to restore you home.

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.

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. 

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 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. 

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

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

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

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.

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

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech cleaning carpet No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

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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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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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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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.” ?

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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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