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Only Professionals Know How to Tackle Smoke Residue Left By a Fire in Your Cape Coral Home

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Only Professionals Know How to Tackle Smoke Residue Left By a Fire in Your Cape Coral Home High flame or grease cooking should always be monitored to prevent a fire. Should your dinner turn into a fire situation, contact SERVPRO right away.

Team SERVPRO Understands Different Types of Residues and How Best to Clean Them After a Fire

Leaving your stove unattended while something is cooking can lead directly to fire damage. It is essential never to try and do other tasks that take you away from your kitchen while cooking. Cooking something like bacon produces a lot of grease, and it is very flammable. In just a few seconds, your pan of bacon can be on fire, and that blaze can spread. It is comforting to know that when accidents do occur, qualified help is never far away from your home.
 
Even a small blaze can be destructive and leave fire damage behind in your Cape Coral kitchen. Smoke residue adheres itself to whatever surface it can reach, and it can leave your kitchen behind very dirty. However, cleaning smoke residues is not as simple as wetting a cloth and using some dish soap. Depending on the state of the residue and what cleaning method is needed, a specific method can be selected to remove the stain.
 
It takes training to understand what kind of soot you are dealing with and what product should be used to remove it. It is essential to hire a professional restoration technician to help ensure the recovery of your kitchen. At SERVPRO, we understand that fire damage is time sensitive; the quicker we arrive at your home, the higher the chance of a successful restoration is.
 
When we get to your home, SERVPRO techs can carefully inspect the damages left behind by the fire. Understanding the source of the fire can significantly help us choose a cleaning method, as we pick products depending on what chemical reaction we desire. If we desire oxidation, SERVPRO can pick a specific chemical cleaning product to support that reaction. In order to clean the residue left behind by a fire, it is essential for you to hire professionals who understand just what your home needs.
 
If a fire breaks out in your home, it is best to call for a restoration service as soon as possible. Reach out to SERVPRO of Cape Coral by dialing (239) 573-5911. We are always open to take your call.

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Removing Flood Damage From Your Pine Island Home

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Removing Flood Damage From Your Pine Island Home Pine Island Homes and Condos Count on SERVPRO for Rapid Water Removal after a Storm Hits

SERVPRO Extracts the Groundwater and then Dries Storm Damaged Properties to Reduce Losses

Residents of Pine Island are all too familiar with how rapidly things can change to disastrous conditions. With a single severe storm, water levels throughout the area can rise significantly over several hours of hard rains to pose a substantial threat of flooding to the homes here. In the worst of these conditions, the best a homeowner can hope for is to reduce the effects that this rising water has on their house, as preventing any damage entirely can be impossible.

Flood damages can present a host of problems for your Pine Island residence. While the average homeowner might consider this disaster to be something that you can bail out and dry up on your own, failure to fully restore your home following a flood can lead to worsening damages and instances like mold/microbial growth.

Our SERVPRO team knows that the clock is ticking from the moment that you make the call to when the restoration needs to complete to preserve as much of your home's structural integrity as possible. This process begins with a thorough inspection of the damage to your home while our professionals ready extraction equipment to begin removing the pooled water. It does not have to be a hurricane to cause a homeowner to move quickly to seek help with water extraction.

Removing the water is a critical part of our restoration process in these instances, and this typically gets achieved with portable sump pumps or larger vacuum systems. This can take several days. Drying the area is another step to follow the extraction, which helps to ensure continued damage to structural elements does not persist and that compounding conditions like mold growth do not occur as well.

Flood cuts often need to get made, which remove the bottom portion of drywall or paneling throughout an affected area. Not only is this material too damaged to continue using, but it helps our SERVPRO technicians to better access complicated and confined spaces for thorough drying.

This description is just a small piece of the entire restoration process but goes to show the kind of dedication that our SERVPRO of Cape Coral water damage technicians provide. We are available anytime that you need us by calling (239) 573-5911.

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How We Keep Commercial Fire Damage from Closing Your Office Space in Cape Coral

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How We Keep Commercial Fire Damage from Closing Your Office Space in Cape Coral If your office space suffers from fire damage after an electrical fire, contact SERVPRO for a quick response and effective remediation.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Remediate Fire Damage in Your Business Facility

Electrical cords can overheat when caught in drawers or pinched behind office equipment, much like they can in your home. Offices in Cape Coral are not immune from this or any other disaster.
 
If your office space catches fire after cords or electrical outlets spark and leave you with commercial fire damage in Cape Coral, call us. SERVPRO's technicians are always on call, no matter when you need us and our services. We arrive Faster to Any Size Disaster and start as soon as our initial assessment finishes. We know keeping your business going strong relies on a fast response.
 
For businesses who already have a READY Plan in place with us, our response is even faster. If your company does not have one yet, call us about this free service that can help save your business like it has many other companies.
 
Mitigation of fire damage involves more than pulling out scorched and burned materials and possessions that no longer have any value. We also clean areas that contain no fire damage but instead remain unusable because of the amount of smoke and soot covering their surfaces. These often receive priority treatment so that the business can operate in these otherwise unharmed areas, but safely.
 
Soot contains many carcinogens and other substances that can make its presence unhealthy and uncomfortable. Everyone needs to breathe and inhaling smoke particles can make doing so extremely unpleasant. We clean these areas so we can take the time required to perform our work in other regions hit worse by the fire while you and your employees can more easily continue operating your business in less-damaged locations.
 
Correctly restoring your business involves removing the water from firefighting endeavors, removing damaged materials, including carpeting and other furnishings, odor control, reinstallation of materials, and much more. While we do these tasks, we keep you apprised of any new developments and the progress that we make. Communication is an essential aspect throughout the work we do.
 
SERVPRO of Cape Coral wants to help the businesses in Pine Island, Flamingo Bay, and everywhere nearby keep their normal operations going after a disaster involving fire damage or other problems that might force them to close otherwise. Call us at (239) 573-5911 to talk to us about how we can help you.

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A Severe Storm can Cause Mold to Grow in Your Personal Workshop

6/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation A Severe Storm can Cause Mold to Grow in Your Personal Workshop When mold damage affects your home workshop, it is time to contact SERVPRO for mitigation and remediation services. Call right away.

SERVPRO Technicians are Ready to Tackle a Mold Infestation in Any Affected Home Space

When people think of mold damage occurring to their property, they think of their home. Sometimes, the other smaller buildings around your home, such as your garage, shed, or workshop, can be forgotten about when it comes to making preparations for storms. If a storm has crept up, it is entirely possible that you did not have the time to try and fortify these extra spaces. However, when you have a personal Workshop at home, any damage found inside needs to be taken care of, just like it would for the interior of the space that you live in. In these situations, it is fortunate that professional and reputable help is close to your home.
 
You may consider waiting to deal with the mold damage on your North Fort Myers property until it is a better time financially for you to deal with it. Your workshop is not your home and, because you're not living inside of it, waiting can be tempting. However, waiting to deal with mold damage can be dangerous for multiple reasons. Mold causes health effects and, if you are working in a space riddled with mold damage, you could endanger your health. Secondly, mold causes the decomposition of organic materials. In a workshop, you are liable to have wooden building supplies, such as 2x4s. Additionally, the frame of your space is more than likely made out of wood. By waiting, you could potentially cause harm to your workspace.
 
When you call SERVPRO, we make it our priority to get to your home fast and work fast. Our team of technicians can start by sectioning off any contaminated areas with polyethylene plastic sheets, to ensure that the mold does not spread to other surfaces while we work. To handle the smell that mold causes, SERVPRO techs can use an air scrubber in conjunction with HEPA filters to pull mold spores out of the air and neutralize the foul odor. We can use disinfectant to clean the mold from any non-porous surfaces and then dry out any excessively moist areas of your workshop to help prevent further damage.
 
If you find mold damage after a heavy storm on your property, do not delay. Dial (239) 573-5911 to get in touch with SERVPRO of Cape Coral. Day or night, we can take your call and get our techs to you swiftly.

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Leaks of Any Size Eventually Lead to Water Damage in Pine Island Residences

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaks of Any Size Eventually Lead to Water Damage in Pine Island Residences Nothing can stop our SERVPRO team from helping you deal with a water damage emergency.

A Small Water Damage Problem Could Result in a Huge Disaster

Homes in Pine Island often contain the latest in modern appliances and other amenities. Many of these, such as dishwashers, ice makers, and others rely on a steady feed of water. Most, but all, depend on plastic or metal clamps to keep hoses tightly attached and drip-free. Others implement twist-on tighteners that may or may not require plumbers' tape to keep them sufficiently secure.

Property owners in Pine Island can prevent many issues with water damage from occurring in their homes by checking that water lines' connections to appliances remain securely attached. It is a good idea to also inspect the air conditioners in your residence. If clogs develop inside drain lines, the pans or trays inside can easily overflow and create damage inside walls below the unit. Similar situations occur with dehumidifiers. When homeowners place appliances' backs next to the wall, water dripping from loosened connections can seep into the joint between the wall and the floor. This moisture can travel quite a distance, either on the surface of materials or after wicking into them.

The technicians from SERVPRO locate drips that might otherwise remain undetected before beginning the restoration process. These small drips can continue for months before residents notice any signs of water damage. Microbial infestation is one sign that definitively indicates water intrusion of some sort exists in the home. Finding mold growth or warped floors, discolored areas on walls or other signs of decay means a call to a professional restoration and mitigation company like SERVPRO can protect your home from more extensive damage in the future.

We mitigate existing damage after we ensure that no more water can enter the area to cause the additional destruction of materials. Our infrared sensors indicate the presence of misplaced water, allowing us to know when leaks persist. Checking hoses and water feed lines to ensure they are attached correctly without any kinks or bends in them helps prevent future problems, but at times, appliances require additional work. We discuss such situations with you before calling in one of our licensed partners to perform the needed repair.

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Contact SERVPRO of Cape Coral's 24-hour emergency service line by calling (239) 573-5911. Our IICRC-certified technicians and specialists want to help restore your home's interior before the damage spreads and worsens. We can help protect your investment from water damage of any severity and restore things to its preloss state.

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Cleaning Fire Damage From North Fort Myers Homes

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Fire Damage From North Fort Myers Homes Whether the fire happened in a single family home or a condo, calling SERVPRO is your best bet for remediating the damage. Call immediately after.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Promptly to Help Remediate Damage After a Fire in Your Home

North Fort Myers homes can suffer a wide range of damage after a fire. In a few cases, the entire structure can be damaged and then condemned as unlivable. The majority of fires are small, and usually located in one room. It is the smoke that moves through the home, causing most of the damage.
 
When fire damage strikes North Fort Myers homes, SERVPRO technicians follow five basic principles to determine the extent of the damage, and then clean and restore the property. The end goal is to restore all affected material to its pre-fire condition.
 
First, they locate the smoke residues by carefully inspecting the affected rooms, hallways, and crawlspaces. Inspectors begin at the source of the fire and follow how far the smoke moved through the home.
 
Next, SERVPRO technicians identify the type of residues. Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same environment depending on what types of materials burned. The restoration team selects a cleaning method that effectively removes each type of smoke residue.
 
Before starting any cleaning processes, they identify the surface of each type of affected property. Porous surfaces like fabrics and wood absorb smoke residues faster and easier than non-porous surfaces such as metal and marble countertops. Fabrics and wood require more gentle methods of cleaning, but still, require brushes and other agitation tools to remove the residues completely.
 
Now, our teams can begin the cleaning process. If the residue is dry and powdery, they often begin with a vacuum. After removing the majority of it, technicians use a combination of dry and wet methods to remove the rest. Non-porous surfaces can often be wiped clean with a dry sponge. If the residue layer is very sticky, they use a cleaning agent to break it up and then use a wet sponge to clean the surface. Technicians use the same methods for porous surfaces, but their more fragile nature requires a milder cleaning agent in some cases.
 
Finally, they dispose of the collected residues. Every team conducts all disposal according to Florida waste regulations.
 
At SERVPRO of Cape Coral, our goal is to return your home to its original condition. If you are dealing with the results of a recent fire, call us today at (239) 573-5911 for help.

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Water Damage Cleanup For Your Pine Island Home After Dishwasher Malfunction

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup For Your Pine Island Home After Dishwasher Malfunction Water damage from a malfunctioning dishwasher can cause quite a bit of a problem in your Pine Island home quickly.

Water Damage Cleanup

One of the daily conveniences you may have in your Pine Island home is a dishwasher. It helps out a great deal in keeping your dishes cleaned and keeping you from standing over the sink all day, especially in a busy household. However, dishwasher hoses and lines can spring a leak, or even blow out. Many times, this happens in the middle of a wash cycle, resulting in your kitchen being flooded with many gallons of water at once.

Water damage from a malfunctioning dishwasher can cause quite a bit of a problem in your Pine Island home quickly. Where a few seconds ago there was no water, there are now many gallons, which need to be removed quickly to avoid additional damage. Situations like these are why our SERVPRO staff are always available to help you out. SERVPRO has the training and advanced equipment to remove the water and dry your home back out.

Restoring your home to pre-damage conditions after a water emergency involves us removing the standing water, decontaminating the area, and drying your home back out. We have to act fast, as standing water and moisture make the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to grow.

SERVPRO techs use pumps and vacuums to remove as much standing water from your home as possible. The kind of equipment needed depends on how severe the damage is. Water removal is begun as soon as possible to prevent the bacteria and mold from growing. Once we remove all the water and any porous surfaces are vacuumed, we can start the drying and dehumidification process. It is an essential step in remediation to clear up any moisture that remains after water removal. We monitor the drying process daily to ensure proper drying of your home. When everything is dried and sanitized, we may need to replace some building materials such as drywall and flooring that was saturated.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral works to ensure that your home in St. James City, Diplomat, or Burnt Store is thoroughly dried back out after a water damage emergency. Just reach out to us at (239) 573-5911 as soon as there is an issue, any time of day or night.

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Finding Mold in Your Damp North Fort Myers Crawlspace

5/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding Mold in Your Damp North Fort Myers Crawlspace Finding mold anywhere in your home is a reason to contact the technicians at SERVPRO. We are available around the clock.

SERVPRO Assesses and Then Quickly Begins the Mold Remediation Process in Your Home 

The extreme humidity that plagues the state of Florida year round can easily cause mold damage to occur inside of your home. Because of Florida's location near the equator and adjacent to the ocean, every day is hot and humid. If your home has not been built correctly in preparation for constant humidity, the excessive moisture can impact the structure of your home. Damp places can become the perfect breeding ground for mold colonies.
 
A damp crawl space that has been untouched for a long time is a likely place to find mold damage in your North Fort Myers home. Usually, one of the first indications that there is mold somewhere nearby is if you can smell it; a musty odor is a telltale sign. If you smell mold, there is no need for expensive testing. The odor is a sign enough that remediation needs to occur.
 
After receiving your call, SERVPRO can send employees swiftly. Within hours, our techs can be setting up polypropylene barriers at the entrance and exit of your crawl space. It is essential to section off the area of your home where mold has occurred so it cannot spread. Sometimes, our SERVPRO techs can use tools to create negative air pressure in the confined area to ensure mold spores do not spread while inside.
 
Because water damage is often the direct cause of mold, our techs can also see to remediating it as well. Once SERVPRO has handled scrubbing and removing the mold from all of the non-porous walls and materials, we can use vacuums to clean up the crawl space. To help suppress the odors that were left behind by the damage, our team can use mold and mildew retardant paints.
 
Upon smelling or directly finding mold on your property, do not linger. Talk to SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911. We can get our techs out to your home swiftly to begin the job.

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When Your Cape Coral Home Has Widespread Mold Damages

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Your Cape Coral Home Has Widespread Mold Damages Mold can sometimes be overlooked, but if you discover mold growing in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Has the Training and Experience to Properly Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

You might not always be able to trust your senses to identify mold growth in your Cape Coral home. If these colonies exist in areas where you always are, warning signs of their presence can get overlooked. An excellent example of this would be the familiar musty scent associated with mold. While you can identify this strange smell for a short time in your home if you rarely leave the house, your olfactory reflex acclimates your nose to the scent, and you no longer get alerted to it.

The trouble with your inability to recognize mold damage out of your line of sight in your Cape Coral home is that the problem continues to spread and worsen. This unfortunate circumstance encourages you to pay closer attention to fluctuations in humidity, moisture in areas of your home, and inspect areas thoroughly for the presence of mold growth. Finding colonies in your home requires professional mold remediation to remove entirely, so at this point, you should contact our experienced SERVPRO technicians.

Our team gets uniquely trained in all of the modern techniques for mold remediation including the use of specialized equipment and individual strategies that are most effective against specific varieties of fungal growth we might encounter. Each of our SERVPRO remediation specialists gets trained to the high standards set in place by both our company and the IICRC, who individually certifies each employee for remediation.

This knowledge allows us to work quickly to remove the mold colonies that are present in your home and help to prevent these active spores from reaching new areas. We also work to identify the source of the moisture in the affected area and repair this problem when possible. Dehumidification and drying techniques remove the immediate food source for the spores to settle into new colonies, but continued dehumidification might be a requirement to prevent future recurrences.

Finding mold growing in your home might be a troubling sight to see, especially if your senses had acclimated themselves to the presence. Exposure to mold may cause health effects, so there is no time to waste to correct the problem. Trust the mold remediation specialists we have at SERVPRO of Cape Coral to help you set things right. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (239) 573-5911.

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Storm Damaged Siding Can Allow Flood Damage To Your Fort Myers Residence

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damaged Siding Can Allow Flood Damage To Your Fort Myers Residence Our SERVPRO crew acts quickly and efficiently to restore your flood damaged property.

Flood Damage Can Strike Your Fort Myers Home at Anytime 

Siding is a conventional construction material for Fort Myers homes. While this has a certain aesthetic appeal, it is also something that has a lousy history with high winds and damaging storm systems. With the likelihood of severe weather rolling in from the coast at any given time of the year, homes here are always at risk of experiencing gale force winds and torrential rainfall.

One of the most troubling things about the fragile nature of siding against the force and fury of significant storms is the possibility that it poses for flood damage to your Fort Myers residence. Once siding has been torn off of any part of your home, you have exposed points for the heavy rainfall to reach in and affect the interior of your home in a devastating way. An instance like this could quickly cause flooding in whatever area is directly adjacent to the missing exterior component of your house.

Fortunately, you are not alone when these situations come about and can always count on SERVPRO professionals to help you out when you need us. You might not always know the best course of action to take when the exterior of your home gets compromised, and flood damage begins to affect levels of your house, but our professionals do. Our specialists have gotten uniquely trained to help combat the damage from getting worse and work quickly to restore the damage that has already taken place.

This process begins with boarding up and sealing off the areas that have gotten exposed to the external elements. From here, extraction takes point as our team works to quickly pull the water from the affected areas using pump trucks from the SERVPRO fleet and wet vacs with extraction wands. Drying the area allows our professionals to determine the extent of structural concerns and what requires replacement to complete the restoration process.

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Understanding what to do when faced with an emergency like this can help spare your home from even worse structural concerns and irreparable damage to the contents of the affected areas. Our SERVPRO of Cape Coral restoration specialists can work quickly to ensure that your home gets the right kind of attention and dedication it needs to get back to preloss conditions. Give us a call anytime at (239) 573-5911.

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