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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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The Ease of Mold Growth in Your North Fort Myers Residence

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Ease of Mold Growth in Your North Fort Myers Residence Mold can spread very quickly in any part of your home. Contact SERVPRO when you suspect mold for an inspection.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate a Current Mold Infestation While Offering Preventative Suggestions for Homeowners

Your North Fort Myers home might be well guarded against things like storm damages and possible flooding, but what many homeowners overlook is the possibility of mold growth occurring. This process can happen very quickly and without any symptoms as the problem begins, which makes it difficult to plan for or prevent without the proper knowledge about the conditions which promote its growth. Most homeowners have attributed mold to damp, dark basements or to houses that are typically unkept and unclean. In reality, fungal growth requires very little to thrive and can happen in even the cleanest of homes.
 
The reality is, mold damage in your North Fort Myers house is more likely than you might think. All that mold requires to grow colonies in areas of your home is moisture in the air combining with spores present in the environment. Spores exist in the air we breathe, so all that your home needs to grow mold colonies that could present health effects for you and your family is a little bit of persistent moisture. This understanding can help you see that it is far from the dark, dank basements you had envisioned and a lot more possible to your home right now.
 
While arguably many homeowners struggle with keeping their lowest level entirely dry, as water underground and heavy rainfall work in conjunction to try and push water through foundation walls and crawlspaces into your home, this is still a noble effort. Even with a small bit of moisture seeping through cracks on a regular basis could feed the spores in the air to seat and colonize. That is when you should trust in the experience and training of our IICRC certified mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO.
 
Our dedicated team can quarantine the area and prevent spores from spreading to other regions of your home. While our SERVPRO technicians work to remove the colonies that are present in the affected areas, dehumidification and drying are essential to helping stop recurrences in a short time. Locating the source of the moisture penetration is also a critical component of our remediation process, as a repair of this area can prevent future colonies from growing.
 
It might not seem like mold damage is that big of a deal, or rather that it is even likely to affect you, but you could get surprised by how simple it is for spores to form colonies. If you are facing any degree of mold damage in your home, trust our SERVPRO of Cape Coral team of remediation specialists to help you resolve the issue. We can be reached anytime at (239) 573-5911.

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What To Do When a Bad Storm Floods Your Cape Coral Home

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What To Do When a Bad Storm Floods Your Cape Coral Home Flooding in Cape Coral? Contact SERVPRO for Rapid Water Removal and Cleanup

Call SERVPRO, of Course, for Swift Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

A severe storm can quickly cause your home to flood, and that water can cause untold damage to your property. One moment your home is okay and then, in the blink of an eye, the storm's high winds cause debris to break a window. Through the new entrance to your home, rainwater floods into your house, and within minutes it is pooling. By the time the storm has passed, your home and your belongings inside of it are severely waterlogged. Fortunately, there are leaders in the cleanup and restoration field who can help nearby.
 
Trust our IICRC-certified technicians to get on the scene and know how to remediate the flood damage in your Cape Coral home, starting with removing the excess water. Unfortunately, the longer stagnant water sits in your home, the more of a danger it is to the structure and stability of it. With this fact in mind, the sooner you call for help, the better.
 
Here at SERVPRO, we understand how devastating flooding is, and we strive to get to your home as soon as possible after your call. After an inspection of the water quality and an estimation of the damage, our technicians can employ the use of industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums and truck-operated pumps. Using these tools can allow us to remove the bulk of the water from your property and begin to investigate the damage it has done in your home.
 
SERVPRO can temporarily patch your broken window to ensure that your home suffers no further exposure to the outside. Additionally, we help you contact a professional to replace it for you. We can sort through your belongings and help you create an inventory of what is salvageable and what is not. We have a CCIS form specifically for this purpose. From there, we can help you send a claim to your insurance company. Furthermore, we can implement advanced drying technology to evaporate the remaining moisture in your home and salvageable belongings.
 
If a storm strikes your home and causes intense flood damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of the Cape Coral area 24/7 at (239) 573-5911. We can arrive at your home as soon as possible and begin working to return your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Water Removal Helps with Storm Recovery in Fort Myers

3/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Removal Helps with Storm Recovery in Fort Myers If a storm causes a hole in the exterior of your home, it is important to extract the water fast to reduce the damages done.

Call SERVPRO Immediately if the Exterior of Your Home is Damaged During a Storm

Homes in Fort Myers can sustain severe damage while protecting the families who live in them. Trees can rip holes in both your roof and the side of your home. When such large openings exist, rainwater can come in. Flooding on the ground does not need to occur for your home's interior to suffer.

Residents in Fort Myers whose homes sustain such damage need water removal services to start out the mitigation process correctly. Allowing homes to absorb water before beginning may seem less expensive, but in the long run, this costs homeowners significantly more money.

SERVPRO can help your family make it "Like it never even happened" by performing this crucial first step. We use different sized equipment to match the amount of water saturating your home. Large pumps mounted on our Green Fleet's trucks quickly remove standing water while our technicians operate our smaller-sized equipment to pull water out of damp carpeting and rugs.

Once floors reach a point of less saturation, we can apply different techniques to complete the drying out process of your home. We use different pieces of equipment in different areas. We address issues involving still-damp floors of all types, drywall sections that still contain moisture, including behind their interiors, and the air inside your home's elevated humidity content.

Flooring that consists of wood pieces or boards can hold moisture in the grooves between individual sections and underneath them. Drying mats help heat these floors while extraction mechanisms pull out evaporated water and deposit it into a special chamber. We can often save carpeting and its padding when the invasive water comes from a clean source, although when floodwaters invade after traveling over the ground, doing so becomes near impossible. Acting quickly to dry out your affected carpet after a hole appears in your home's exterior can often suffice in saving you the expense of replacing your floor coverings.

When walls contain moisture, we again apply heat, but instead of direct extraction methods, we use increased air currents via large and powerful air movers. Occasionally, we need to remove the baseboards to allow for the air to move into the space behind the wall's exterior. Our moisture meters tell us how much saturation a wall contains.

After an event that introduces water into your home's interior, the absorbent materials become affected first, but later, as moisture attempts to reach equilibrium, the air also takes on substantial amounts of moisture. Humid air can make breathing uncomfortable and place a massive strain on your central air system. We use our desiccant machines to take care of this problem for you.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral's technicians can help make your home dry again through water removal and extraction methods approved by the IICRC. Waiting to call after any event that brings water into your home can only permit the accident to become worse. Call us, 24/7 at our local service number, (239) 573-5911 to begin the restoration process your home needs.

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All is Not Lost When Your Business Experiences Fire Damage in Fort Myers

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial All is Not Lost When Your Business Experiences Fire Damage in Fort Myers If your business experiences fire damage, you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your space "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers Thorough Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services

Fire damage incidents can take a short time to destroy that business you have spent several years to build. If you are lucky and experts from the fire department manage to put out the fire before it consumes everything, there is more you can do to prevent further damage. Putting out the flames on your Fort Myers commercial property does not mean everything is under control.

Our SERVPRO technicians can help you determine the level of fire damage in your Fort Myers business and help you know what is salvageable and unsalvageable. Usually, burning can partially or fully destroy your materials. In some instances, the smoke residues and the heat that results from combustion can impact the contents. The extinguishing agents can also mix with the charred materials, water from burst pipes and lead to water and smoke damage.

Mitigation services that our SERVPRO team offers are meant to prevent additional damage and secure your property. Where necessary, we antifreeze the frozen piping, and if the area is not well lit, we may set up some temporary lighting system. We also treat any leaking water as an emergency and stop it from flowing before we can remove it and employ drying procedures.

Structural cleaning is necessary, and during this step, we focus on removing smoke particles, identify sources of odors and perform deodorization - ULV foggers or thermal foggers are useful during this process. This entails applying a smell counteractant fog or sprays on the odor-causing particles. The process is so important since it also prevents chances of mold growth.

Cleaning your contents is also part of the remediation process. While it is possible to clean them at the site, there are cases where we pack and move them to an appropriate cleaning and storage location. Though pack-outs are rare, when we perform them, it is for the safety of your contents.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral is here to offer you industry proven storm, fire, water, and mold remediation services. Call us at (239) 573-5911 if you want everything to be “Like it never even happened.”

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Flood Damage and Cleanup in Your Cape Coral Home

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage and Cleanup in Your Cape Coral Home The sight of flood waters entering your home can be completely overwhelming. Call SERVPRO right after you get to safety for drying out services.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

To some degree, flooding can affect any area. Wherever rain falls in Cape Coral, flooding is a disaster that can happen. As rain falls, it soaks into the earth, and if the surface is impervious like concrete or asphalt, or the soil is saturated already, and the water cannot absorb quickly enough, problems can arise. Water running into channels and streams downhill starts to pile up and eventually runs over the sides.
 
When the area you live in floods, and the waters invade your home, it can be stressful and devastating. Flood damage in Cape Coral can quickly overtake your whole home. Our team at SERVPRO is always standing by to help you out in a situation like this. We can extract the water from your home, dry it back out, and salvage everything possible so you can get your life back on track.
 
Once we extract the standing water from your home with truck-mounted pumps and finish drying your home, we also need to deodorize it. There are some procedures which may be done after a flooding situation. When it comes to carpeting, we treat both sides of the carpet and floor with the right EPA-registered disinfectant. We also fog with the appropriate odor control before or after cleaning, depending on the circumstances.
 
For any of your upholstered furniture, we mist on a deodorizer after we clean it and treat it for mildew. With any hard surface flooring, SERVPRO techs deodorize it by mopping it with an appropriate EPA disinfectant, or by fogging it with the right odor control. We use a ULV fogger for large surface areas which are severely damaged.
 
Ceilings and walls are usually deodorized in the same manner as your flooring and carpeting. We use a ULV fogger here as well or use a pump sprayer for application. When there are areas of significant odor, we use pellets to mask odors during the process of drying.
 
SERVPRO of Cape Coral works hard to take care of your home in Pineland, Caloosahatchee, or Burnt Store after a flooding disaster. Just give us a call anytime you need at (239) 573-5911 so we can begin right away to get your home back to normal.

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Protecting Yachts from the Effects of Commercial Water Damage on Pine Island

2/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Protecting Yachts from the Effects of Commercial Water Damage on Pine Island Your yacht rental business needs year round protection from water damage and SERVPRO is here to help.

Call on the Professionals at SERVPRO to Remediate Water Damage

Protecting yachts, so they remain dry during the slower off-season months in the Pine Island area helps keep them mold-free and ready for the more active months. Renting boats to locals and tourists brings a substantial amount of money into our community.

Pine Island boat and yacht rentals need year-round protection from commercial water damage, however, not just during the slower months. Water, especially salt water, continually creates damage to any structure's interior. Saltwater causes substantially more damage than clean water because any residual salt draws additional moisture to it relentlessly.

Keeping your vessels watertight protects your clients while preventing water damage protects your investment. When inspecting for hull breaches, leaks, and other problems when clients return a yacht, looking for unwanted water inside can stop problems from developing. Repairing defects stops the water from continuing to invade a vessel, and SERVPRO can help remove the water. We can also help remove the salt, increasing the amount of protection afforded to your property.

We use moisture meters and thermal imaging devices to detect all areas that absorbed water. Keeping the interior dry and salt-free may seem like an ongoing task, but we are prepared to help prevent future water ingresses from posing as much risk. Knowing where water tends to concentrate within a yacht's interior influences where we place dehumidification machines and desiccant devices.

When water damage occurs, and a yacht needs repairs to become seaworthy again, our technicians can help perform this task. As we remove the different components and various boards from a yacht's interior, we continue to take readings with our meters. When materials seem damaged but the board's integrity remains intact, restoring through other means can help minimize costs. We carry out each job according to our customers' needs, keeping communication open during the entire time.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral knows the importance of our tourist and leisure-related businesses, and we want to help you provide the highest quality experience to your clients. We can help restore offices and shops related to your business, also, whenever water damage or other situations threaten your economic stability. Call our number, (239) 573-5911, to reach a technician who can provide more information about our 24-hour services.

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Turning to Professionals to Battle Fire Damage on Your Cape Coral Property

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Turning to Professionals to Battle Fire Damage on Your Cape Coral Property SERVPRO responds quickly and assesses the damage to your home after a fire, keeping your family safe and out of harm's way.

SERVPRO Works Fast and Efficiently to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Honestly, the best thing you can do after experiencing a fire on your Cape Coral property is to place a call for help. Firefighters are here to help get the flames under control while ensuring everyone's safety. A qualified restoration technician is here to help you secure your property and provide you with the proper recovery services.

A fire is a harrowing ordeal that plays havoc with your emotions. Dealing with fire damage after an event occurs in your Cape Coral area home, does not have to be. You should keep yourself out of harm’s way and avoid exposing you and your family to any possible problems or hazards that may occur.

Having a properly trained restoration expert on your side gives you access to someone who has IICRC-industry certified technicians, all of the equipment necessary to complete the job, and a variety of services that help limit your losses. Giving you the ability to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. 

First, after a fire occurs on your property, even if the official's on-site claim it is safe to return, you should never enter your home without professional help. Many hazards can exist that you are not prepared to deal with including water or electrical hazards, ceiling damage, or collapsing staircases and roofing materials. 

SERVPRO has expertly trained technicians that can assess damages on your property, remove any existing hazards, and provide you with a detailed restoration plan. We can help you recover your home as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining a level of expertise you deserve. 

SERVPRO technicians can put their training to work for you, responding to your emergency call with the proper amount of personnel and resources immediately. Our team has access to a variety of services that help secure your property and limit any losses you might experience, including those from secondary damages that often develop over time.

At SERVPRO, we want your restoration process to remain as stress-free as possible, which is why we work with your insurance company, help you fill out accompanying paperwork, and keep you informed throughout your home’s recovery. 

SERVPRO of Cape Coral has cleanup and restoration services available anytime, give us a call, today. (239) 573-5911

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation for North Fort Myers Residents

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Damage Remediation for North Fort Myers Residents Mold is more likely to grow in areas with moisture such as basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, but has the potential to grow anywhere.

Let the Professionals at SERVPRO Take Care of Mold Damage in Your Home

Many homeowners just like you have had to deal with mold on their North Fort Myers property at one point or another. The entire mold remediation process can be stressful and time-consuming. However, if you learn as much as possible about mold, you can help keep it out of your home for good. 

There is some essential information you should be aware of as you weigh your options concerning mold damage in your North Fort Myers home. First and foremost, mold is a naturally occurring fungus, spread by nature to help organic matter within our eco-system decompose properly. It is not possible to get rid of mold entirely, as much as we would like that outcome.

Regardless of the amount or species found on your property, especially if exposed for extended periods, mold can cause health effects. There are a variety of areas within your home that mold finds more appealing than others like your basement, bathroom, laundry room, or near your water heater and HVAC system. However, mold can grow anywhere, should the right conditions exist.

A company, like SERVPRO, with expertly trained mold remediation technicians, can help you locate hidden pockets of growth and determine which direction to take to protect your home in the future. We can also introduce methods used to control moisture levels found in your home, making it a safer, cleaner, healthier environment for you and your family to enjoy.

By controlling the relative humidity in your living areas, you have better control over indoor moisture. SERVPRO technicians can help improve ventilation, install dehumidifiers and ventilation in high humidity areas to further reduce possible mold growth in your home. 

It can help to keep an eye out for water leaks in your attic or basement or any areas of your home with a continuous supply of water. Plumbing problems can take you by surprise and require immediate attention to avoid resulting mold growth. SERVPRO technicians can inspect these areas for existing problems and check windows, piping, floors, exterior walls, and even your roof for potential problems as well. 

Contact SERVPRO of Cape Coral for access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists, today. We are here to help, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. (239) 573-5911

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