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Measures You Can Take to Minimize Commercial Flood Damage in Cape Coral

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Measures You Can Take to Minimize Commercial Flood Damage in Cape Coral SERVPRO can help you prepare for a flood and reduce the risk of damage to your commercial space.

SERVPRO’s Tips to Reduce the Risk of Flood Damage

Even a small flood can have a major impact on your Cape Coral business. In addition to causing severe damage to contents, property, and production, flooding can also affect employees and deliveries that need to travel through the affected areas. Similarly, it may affect the ability to supply goods and services to your customers.

If you are unfortunate enough to experience commercial flood damage in your Cape Coral shop or warehouse, you can count on SERVPRO to restore your property. Our technicians are highly trained, highly experienced, and highly equipped with efficient mold remediation techniques. Most importantly, we always follow IICRC guidelines to the latter, ensuring that our methods are up to par with industry standards.

SERVPRO technicians can provide an extensive commercial flood damage risk analysis to protect your building from flooding. Prepare for the worst and ensure that you have sufficient insurance coverage to allow your business to recover in the event of a flood. Consider the machinery and materials that might be at risk of flood damage in your store, shop, or warehouse. Analyze the effect of employees not being able to reach the workplace and water damage to essential stock, warehouses, and equipment.

The secret is to identify the most significant key processes as well as the staff, tools, and systems you need to keep them going, and then figure out how to safeguard these processes. Learn how to file an insurance claim and the specifics of a flood damage coverage. It is also important to watch out for weather reports and stay ahead of upcoming flooding events.

SERVPRO can help you take steps to minimize the risk of flooding and resultant flood damage by inspecting and regularly clearing your business property gutters. Consider installing barriers to keep water from penetrating the building. You can use permanent or removable barriers for sealing drains, doors, and windows. Be sure to include flood-resistant materials in any new construction project and raise up electrical wiring and sockets.

Fitting moisture detection systems can also help minimize flood damage by alerting you to flooding issues. Remember to backup any valuable files or records off of the building. You may also want to move precious stock, materials, and records to higher ground on the business premises. Simply keeping things on a higher floor level can make a big difference.

In the event of commercial flood damage, SERVPRO of Cape Coral can help relieve the pressure by returning your business to order within a short time. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, and our technicians are dedicated to restoring your property to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (239) 573-5911.

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Cleaning Smoke and Fire Damage from Walls in Cape Coral

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Smoke and Fire Damage from Walls in Cape Coral Dealing with fire damage can be overwhelming. Contact the knowledgeable technicians at SERVPRO for remediation and restoration services right away.

SERVPRO Technicians can Come in Right After the Fire Fighters Leave to Remediate the Damage

Smoke damage to walls can come in many forms, from the black sooty deposits that linger after a fire to cigarette smoke. The method used to clean this type of fire damage depends on the type of wall and the nature of the damage. After a house fire, it is always advisable to consult a professional restoration company. They have the tools, experience, and gear to do the job properly.
 
If you are looking for fast, reliable fire damage restoration services in Cape Coral, SERVPRO is here to help. Our technicians are certified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to ensure high industry standards when performing their job. We have access to advanced cleaning solutions for every restoration project, making it easier to return your property to pre-damage conditions as quickly as possible.
 
Smoke damage causes black spots and discoloration to your walls. Charring occurs when the paint burns down, leaving soot residue from the resulting smoke. The first step is assessing the extent of the damage before determining whether cleaning is a suitable option. Cleaning charring and heavy soot from flat-painted walls may be impossible in severe situations, leaving priming and repainting as the only solution.
 
Apart from unsightly soot residue and charring, smoke can leave a sour odor that tends to linger onto the walls. Smoke odors are quite stubborn, so SERVPRO fire damage technicians often resolve to multiple techniques to completely get rid of the unpleasant smell. If the smoke odor penetrates into your furnishings, draperies, and carpets, we may have to remove or replace these items.
 
All traces of smoke and soot on the walls after a fire damage event can continue wreaking havoc soon afterwards. Ash residue corrodes surfaces over time and may wear out your walls if not professionally cleaned quickly. To minimize repair costs, SERVPRO can come in and check the extent of the damage to determine the most effective cleaning method for the long-term.
 
If your walls have sustained smoke and fire damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Cape Coral to restore them to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened." We are available 24/7, every day of the week to respond to emergencies. Call us today at (239) 573-5911.

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Seemingly Secure Outside, Many Cape Coral Condos Suffer Secondary Water Damage Inside After Hurricane Irma

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Seemingly Secure Outside, Many Cape Coral Condos Suffer Secondary Water Damage Inside After Hurricane Irma SERVPRO Restored Condos in Cape Coral After Hurricane Irman Passed

Hurricane Irma Dumps Water in Cape Coral Area

As you return to Florida after enjoying the Northern summer and fall weather, your first view of your Cape Coral winter home might lead you to think everything inside it fares well. When you open the door and take in that first whiff of dank, dense air, you realize the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma reeks of mold.

Because Cape Coral heavy rains and flooding come with hurricanes, homes often become at least slightly wet, even when boarded up and closed off. It is easier for moisture to enter a home than it is for that same moisture to exit later. Kept inside, the humidity combines with the warmth and darkness to form the perfect environment for microbes like mold to rapidly proliferate in every nook and cranny.

The technicians at SERVPRO have received the necessary training in mold remediation so they can swiftly restore your home. Understanding that coming home to a damaged residence and all of the implications it adds to your life can place winter residents under a tremendous amount of stress. Until we complete your home's restoration, the expense and trouble of finding other arrangements can significantly add to the problem. We work hard to minimize this chaotic time.  

By removing materials from the areas of your home that sustained water damage, we can prevent future mold and mildew growth. Bagging these materials before we carry them outside prevents the spread of any microorganisms via the air. As new materials arrive at your property, we cover these in plastic or provide other protective coverings until needed for restorative work.

Cleaning from top to bottom of walls and ceilings, as well as any flooring that survived the harsh saltwater brought in by Irma, helps to provide a safe environment for you and others. Furniture and other belongings require specialized care, and our technicians hold certificates from the IICRC in upholstery care, also. We do more than water damage restoration and microbial remediation. We make sure your home's restoration lasts, making it "Like it never even happened" again.

If you have returned to your winter home only to find that Irma has created damage, call us. We are SERVPRO of Cape Coral, and you can contact us by calling (239) 573-5911 for our 24-hour service.

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An Appliance with a Broken Hose Soaks Your Home and Leaves it with Flood Damage in Cape Coral

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage An Appliance with a Broken Hose Soaks Your Home and Leaves it with Flood Damage in Cape Coral Restoration is the key when it comes to residential water damage!

SERVPRO Can Clean and Restore Flood Damage From Your Cape Coral Home

Appliances make our lives immensely easier than what we would experience without these modern conveniences. However, Cape Coral residents need to conduct regular maintenance checks on each one to ensure that problems remain minimal and caught before they can create damaging effects to the home.

Cape Coral homes can sustain extensive flood damage when a hose comes loose or breaks on an appliance. Tremendous pressure builds up inside these hoses, and the smallest crack or looseness in a fitting can spell disaster. Flooding happens quickly because as the water spews out of the hose, its speed is completely unchecked by the valves inside the appliance that once controlled the flow.

SERVPRO professionals understand that timeliness is crucial for protecting your home from flood damage after such an event occurs. Every aspect must flow with the other parts of the cleaning up and restoration of your home, so restoration happens as quickly as possible. Strong teamwork and experience working together make our professionals and the work they perform highly efficient.

Although the water from a hose or pipe comes out clean, contamination from cleaning agents kept near your appliance can contaminate that water. Contamination does not always mean the water is pathogen-laden. It can also include water saturated with chemicals which can pose health risks of another kind. Chemical burns from contact with water can send otherwise healthy individuals to the hospital for intensive care of their injuries.

Restoring a home with flood damage includes not only the removal of the water but also any of the contaminants present. Meters read the level of contamination in a given area and provide the information needed to ensure the complete removal of these chemicals.

Drying and repairing saturated materials begin when the standing water no longer poses a problem. Dehumidifiers and heaters, as well as air blowers, help dry the area out. Readings to determine if the air in other locations contain elevated amounts of moisture provide further details that help protect your home fully. When such readings reveal that water is present in additional locations, those areas received targeted attention, also.

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SERVPRO of Cape Coral wants to ensure your home remains dry and safe, able to protect you from the elements outside. Call us at (239) 573-5911 any day of the year and at any hour for our 24/7 professional support in keeping your home in the condition you desire.

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Commercial Flood Damage In Cape Coral Hotels

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage In Cape Coral Hotels Restoring Cape Coral hotels after commercial flood damage is important for our economy.

Flood Damage In Hotels

With so much damage, residents find themselves unable to go home or to work. For those people who are trying to rebuild, many of them commute for hours each day to dig through their property because they have no place to rest nearby.

Restoring Cape Coral hotels after commercial flood damage is important for our economy. The large chain hotels employ hundreds of people in the off-season, and that number climbs higher for many of them when tourists traditionally flock to Florida. SERVPRO knows that the quicker we can get area doors reopen for business, more residents can return, more money flows in, and the sooner all of us can complete our recovery from this disaster.

The first step is to get a dry floor under everyone’s feet. We start this with a series of pumps and water extraction wands. It is one reason why our access to a nationwide network is so valuable. In addition to our extensive, on-hand, equipment inventory, more pumps, wands, and other machines have arrived and continue to come to help clean up.

Once our technicians remove the standing water, we have two immediate tasks. Dry the carpets and lower the overall humidity. Since most commercial carpets do not have a pad underneath, we do not have to lift the entire carpet from the floor. In most rooms and hallways, we lift two sections to serve as entry and exit points.

At the entry point, we place an air mover machine which generates warm, dry air. We direct this airflow under the carpet which forces the colder, damp air out. At the exit point, we place an exhaust fan. It pulls the damp air out faster, which makes the air mover more efficient.

As we do this, other technicians check the air moisture content (humidity). To help with drying carpets and floors, as well as other restoration processes, we try to lower the humidity to a point under 40 percent. To get to this level, we establish dehumidifiers in every affected hallway and room. If a corridor needs to remain open, we may also set up fans to augment the dehumidifiers. Lower humidity allows evaporation of moisture from items and structural property to continue normally and helps to prevent mold spores from expanding and growing into yet another problem.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral’s first goal is to put families back into their homes, but we know that alone does not rebuild a community. For more information on what we can do to help your business rebuild and recover, call us today at (239) 573-5911. We are here to help.

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Understanding the Causes for Fire Damage from a Short Circuit in North Fort Myers

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Causes for Fire Damage from a Short Circuit in North Fort Myers Our SERVPRO team can restore fire, smoke, and soot damage from your home.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Make Your Fire Damage "Like it never even happened." 

Fires are stressful events that you can do a lot in your North Fort Myers home to avoid. Fires can occur for several reasons, including an electrical short. Also known as a circuit interruption, electrical short circuits happen many times when the coating on wiring is stripped or when a nail is pushed through the wire. A spark is generated, which can set nearby combustible materials on fire, or damage an appliance or other fixture which is connected to the wires.

Most commonly, short circuits can happen in your North Fort Myers home between a neutral and a live wire. However, any two wires can short circuit. If for example, a neutral wire connects with a ground wire, it is possible for this contact to create a short circuit and subsequent fire damage. Any time your North Fort Myers home has experienced a fire from a short circuit, you want to call our technicians at SERVPRO right away after the fire is out, as we can restore your home from the damage.

If you as a homeowner are hammering a nail through a wall, the nail could meet two wires. When this happens, it establishes a connection. The same thing occurs when coating on wires is stripped, allowing the wire to come into contact and create a spark.

Batteries can also be the starting place of a short circuit. If the negative and positive terminals are connecting by a wire, a surge of electrical current may generate enough heat to create an explosion and start a fire.

Electricians install fault protection devices to avoid short circuits in residences. These fuses and circuit breakers shut down the current of electricity when the system sense a surge. Sometimes, however, fires still happen, which is why SERVPRO is always standing by to help you repair the damage afterward. We have the training to handle damage from the actual flames, plus soot, smoke, and even water damage from firefighting efforts.

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When an electrical short has caused fire damage in your home in Pine Island, Cape Coral, or North Fort Myers, SERVPRO of Cape Coral can be counted on to restore your home back to its usual condition. All you need to do is reach out to us by dialing (239) 573-5911.

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Cape Coral Residents Receive Quality Flood Damage Assistance

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cape Coral Residents Receive Quality Flood Damage Assistance SERVPRO has the expertise and equipment to restore your home after it is hit with storm damage.

Full-Service Flood Damage Restoration

We are smack dab in the middle of storm season, making it especially important for homeowners to seek qualified help reinforcing their Cape Coral homes. Storm damage can lead to flooding that causes severe damage to your home. Powerful winds can cause roof damage while downed trees can even cause structural damage. 

There is a strong possibility of having to endure a variety of safety, and health hazards after flood damages occur in your Cape Coral home, so, it helps to have a plan in place that gives you the ability to take steps immediately after the storm subsides. Finding a qualified restoration company in your area can have a major effect on your recovery after disaster strikes.

SERVPRO technicians help reduce many physical hazards that may exist such as, collapsed roofing, broken windows, exposed walls, and standing water. We also keep a trained eye out for any electrical and fire hazards that can make your situation even worse. Our restoration team provides you with quality flood damage cleanup and restoration services, making the entire experience as stress-free as possible. 

All of our technicians are IICRC-industry certified and have access to the latest equipment, giving us an opportunity to provide you with the quality restoration services needed to address soaked furniture, carpeting, and other building materials that often lead to mold growth after a flood. SERVPRO technicians understand how devastating storm-related disasters can be and work hard to get your home, and your life, back to normal as soon as possible.

Your SERVPRO team helps communicate damages to your insurance company and keeps a direct line open with you throughout your restoration process. We take the time to address any concerns you may have and explain every service we plan to deliver in detail. Our technicians focus on the health and safety of everyone involved and provide you with fast, efficient services that help you regain control over the situation.

Call SERVPRO of Cape Coral for full-service solutions in Cape Coral and act quickly to minimize the impact of flooding on your property, today. We are available 24/7, call anytime. (239) 573-5911

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CONOZCA A STEVE Y MARY ANN DE SERVPRO Sirviendo a Cape Coral, N Ft Myers y Punta Gorda

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

General CONOZCA A STEVE Y MARY ANN DE SERVPRO Sirviendo a Cape Coral, N Ft Myers y Punta Gorda Stephen D. & Mary Ann Rone Owners of SERVPRO of Cape Coral

Steve, un mocoso de la Fuerza Aérea, nació en Arizona y vivió en todo el mundo hasta 1979, cuando su familia se estableció en Melbourne, Florida. Después de graduarse de la escuela secundaria, él avanzó su educación recibiendo su B.S. Licenciado en la Universidad de Florida Central, donde se especializó en Ingeniería y Negocios.

Pasó muchos años como planificador financiero antes de aventurarse en la industria del cuidado de la salud, donde se centró en las ventas médicas para las empresas que utilizan tecnología de vanguardia. Su deseo a través de los años fue crear suficiente independencia financiera que él podría tener la oportunidad de convertirse en su propio jefe.

Logró esto y entró en la industria de la restauración comprando y volteando hogares, algunos inhabitable, en Florida, California y Georgia. Después de algunos años viajando por el país, decidió que era el momento de comprar un negocio que le permitiría utilizar sus talentos no sólo para restaurar las casas, sino para ayudar a la gente en su momento de necesidad.

También llegó a la Florida en 1979, Mary Ann se mudó de Nueva Jersey a la pequeña ciudad de Cape Coral con una población de 20.000. Después de graduarse de Cape Coral High School, la única escuela secundaria en la ciudad, asistió a la Universidad de Florida Central con especialización en Educación Primaria. Aunque no tiene los antecedentes de Steve en la industria de remodelación y restauración, ha desarrollado fuertes lazos comunitarios como maestra en el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Lee y en las Escuelas Charter de Cape Coral durante más de 23 años. La empatía y el cuidado necesarios para ayudar a los estudiantes y las familias lo han preparado más que para esta segunda carrera. SERVPRO® le permite ayudar a personas, muchos ancianos, que están abrumados y lidiando con una pérdida o un desastre traumático.

Mary Ann y Steve han residido en el condado de Lee, Cape Coral desde su matrimonio en 1993. Sus tres hijos también participan activamente en la comunidad a través del trabajo voluntario, los deportes y la escuela. La compra de una empresa como SERVPRO® ha sido una meta tanto para Mary Ann como para Steve desde que se conocieron en la universidad hace 27 años. Al investigar empresas con las que invertir, los valores, la ética y el compromiso de SERVPRO® con la comunidad fueron una combinación perfecta. Contratación de personas de calidad, proporcionando un excelente servicio al cliente y mantener la equidad - "Hacer a los demás como lo haría hacer a usted" - han contribuido a su éxito SERVPRO ®.

Flood Damage in Your Cape Coral Commercial Building

8/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Flood Damage in Your Cape Coral Commercial Building SERVPRO works quickly to remediate your commercial building and keep your guests safe.

The Dangers of Flood Damage in Your Assisted Living Facility

As with any commercial building, a leak in your plumbing can increase your water bill dramatically, cause mold to start growing, create structural damage and electrical problems, lead to bigger leaks, more significant damage, plumbing failure or structural flooding. When you run an assisted living facility, things get even more complicated.

Commercial flood damage in the hallway of your Cape Coral assisted living home can create several problems. First and foremost, it creates a slipping hazard for your residents. Even with the area blocked off, you have obstacles which they must navigate around, and depending on individuals, could make it very difficult for them to traverse this hallway. When the plumbing leak is in a location that is the main thoroughfare, such as on the way to the cafeteria or activities area, it is even more important for you to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Because of this, you need professional help from a water damage remediation company, such as SERVPRO. Not only are we professionally trained and experienced to handle any water emergency, but we also treat you and your residents with the utmost care. We understand that the problem uproots your daily lives, and we work quickly with you to get a plan of remediation going and then get to the problem right away.

We use professional grade equipment to remove any standing water after finding the cause of the leak, then large fans and dehumidifiers to dry the area as quickly as possible. These are monitored daily for optimal drying, and we move them around as needed. We also have special moisture meters to detect any hidden moisture or mold growth. Mold can be toxic, and cause health effects, especially in a situation where you have residents who may not be in the best of health already. If any mold is found, we clean it up right away.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral is available anytime you discover a plumbing issue in your assisted living facility. We recognize that emergencies never happen at a convenient time, so do not hesitate to call us when needed at (239) 573-5911.

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Mold Growing in Your AC Unit in Your North Fort Myers Vacation Home

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Growing in Your AC Unit in Your North Fort Myers Vacation Home When mold strikes your home, SERVPRO strikes back.

Does Your AC Unit Have A Musty Odor? 

When you have arrived at your vacation home to find mold growing inside, you want to locate the source of the problem right away. Mold spreads fast and can cause detrimental health effects for you and your family, so getting rid of it as soon as possible is a must. SERVPRO, professional mold damage remediation specialists, can assist you in finding the source of the mold, and clean up all the mold, so your property is safe again.

Your air conditioning unit in your North Fort Myers vacation home can create mold damage, and quickly spread it throughout your property. When the AC unit is working properly, it can collect anywhere from ten to twenty gallons of water each day. Since most of it is usually tucked away out of sight, you may not realize the problem until it has accumulated into major damages.

Water ideally drains off the condensation coil into a collection pan and then disposed into the sewer system. However, if the drain becomes clogged, it can overflow and lead to damaged carpeting and flooring, plus create unhealthy molds.

When your condensation pump is dirty, it can create a leak. An excessive build-up of water like this leads to the growth of mildew and mold inside your AC unit, which in turn can get blown throughout the ductwork of your home. SERVPRO has the necessary equipment to clean the mold properly, including using air skippers or air whips which drive dirt, dust, mold and other debris toward collection devices which are fitted with HEPA filters. We know how to do the job safely and correctly, so you and your family are not exposed to the harmful mold spores during the process.

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SERVPRO of Cape Coral understands the dangers of mold and how disconcerting it can be to discover it upon re-entering your vacation home after several months away. You came to relax, so call us at (239) 573-5911, and let us take care of the problem so you can get back to your vacation.

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