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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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Ceramic Tiles Floors Are At Risk From Flood Damage When A Washer Leaks In North Fort Myers

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ceramic Tiles Floors Are At Risk From Flood Damage When A Washer Leaks In North Fort Myers SERVPRO Cleansup After Washer Mishaps in North Fort Myers

Water Damage from Leaks Can Affect Tile Flooring

Ceramic tile floors look very attractive in a kitchen or laundry room. Ceramic tile gives a beautiful finish that looks traditional or modern depending on your preferences. Unfortunately, ceramic tile floors are at risk of harm when a washer leaks on them.

Flood damage from a washer in your North Fort Myers kitchen or laundry room is a real headache when you have ceramic tiles on your floor. The problem is not with the actual tiles, as they are waterproof. The problem lies with the grout between the tiles. If the grout has any leaks or has worn away a bit, water can seep through the grout and into the cracks between the tiles. Slippage is also a dangerous potential when walking on wet tiles.
 
Water that penetrates through gaps in grouting reaches the subfloor. In cases where the subfloor is wooden, there is a real risk of water damage causing the floor to warp or swell. A warped subfloor often causes tiles to break or come loose. Water seepage into the sub floor also heightens the risk of mold growth underneath the tiled flooring.
 
We recommend putting in a call to SERPVRO after a washer leak. Professional experience is necessary to handle wet sub floor and ensure the integrity of the tiled covering above it. All our technicians are IICRC-certified and know how to dry out your floor with minimum damage or disruption.
 
In some cases, it is more efficient to dry the floor from the bottom. Drying from underneath requires the correct training and equipment. Our technicians tackle the drying job from below with the utmost care and attention. Approaching the drying situation from underneath the floor is preferable because it means there is no need to pull up your tiled floor.
 
SERVPRO technicians understand the importance of never making assumptions when it comes to wet ceramic tile. That is why we examine both the ceramic floor and the wooden subfloor to ascertain where the water has reached. We never rely on guesswork – we use penetrating moisture meters to get under the tiles and get an accurate reading on the moisture level of the subfloor.
 
We use a combination of carefully positioned fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry your floor and the surrounding area. Every job is completed to a pre-agreed drying standard so you can rest assured that your floor is dry and safe.

If you are concerned about water damaging your ceramic floor, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 today.

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Why Monitoring is Important When Dealing With Mold Damage in North Fort Myers

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Monitoring is Important When Dealing With Mold Damage in North Fort Myers Professional equipment can help to find mold hiding in your home and create an environment where it does not spread. Call SERVPRO today to discuss.

Mold Damage Remediation Involves Many Components and Preventative Actions in Order to Maintain

Mold has the potential to grow in any home, and it is important to remedy the problem as soon as you can because mold looks and smells bad and can damage your home or even cause health effects. It is easy to assume that the secret to dealing with mold is simply to clean it away. However, cleaning up a fungus problem takes much more than just a “by sight” check to see if cleaning is complete.
 
True mold damage remediation in your North Fort Myers home includes thoroughly assessing the affected area to check moisture levels and reduce the chances of a recurrence of the fungal problem. That is why we recommend you call SERVPRO: Our technicians are fully trained by the IICRC and have the equipment necessary to monitor the situation properly.
 
For mold to exist, there must be damp, and if there is damp, the fungus could reappear. There is also the risk that there is more mold present than is visible with the naked eye, such as under carpets, inside walls, or behind furniture. That is why our technicians do not only look for visible mold; we use a range of equipment to carry out accurate scientific tests to establish moisture levels in the affected area.
 
Thermo-hygrometers show us how much moisture is present in the air. This humidity measurement lets us know how much we need to bring the humidity down before it reaches acceptable levels. Every team is equipped with a range of dehumidifiers to get moisture in the air under control.
 
Moisture sensors are designed to penetrate soft material such as carpets and show how much moisture is present. This is important because the soft material is a breeding ground for mold and carpet in affected areas and needs to be thoroughly dry. SERVPRO technicians have air movers on hand to dry under and over the damp carpet and reduce the risk of mold growth.
 
Moisture meters measure the dampness level in materials and penetrating meters are capable of testing for moisture inside wall cavities and underneath the wood flooring, where fungus can grow unnoticed.
 
Proper scientific measurement, assessment, and continued monitoring is the only way to ensure mold damaged areas are adequately dry and reduce the risk of new growth.
 
You can rely on us for accurate monitoring throughout the remediation process. Call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 for advice.

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Understanding Children's Fascination with Fire in Cape Coral

6/11/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding Children's Fascination with Fire in Cape Coral Fires in Cape Coral and Kids's Toasting Marshmellows

Fire Damage in Cape Coral Gets Help from SERVPRO

Fires are perfect for roasting your marshmallows this summer or lighting your birthday candles. Fire is a fascinating tool and is a chemical reaction that happens right before your eyes. A blaze needs oxygen and fuel to burn, and once it begins flaming, does not stop until it runs out of either one or both. However, even a small fire can get out of control quickly and can burn down an entire home. Many fires are started by children, so it is important to teach your kids about the dangers of fire.
 
Fires move fast to create plenty of damage. A fire can burn your Cape Coral home down in just minutes. They are not only a danger inside, but outdoors, burning piles of grass or leaves can also get out of control. Campfires can also lead to wildfires if they are not extinguished properly.
 
When a fire of any size has damaged your home, you need professionals to help you repair and restore it, such as SERVPRO, who are trained and experienced fire and smoke restoration specialists. We repair the damage from fire, plus from water and smoke and soot. Not handling any of these conditions promptly can result in additional damage and expenses.
 
Small children are often curious, which is the main reason they play with fire. They do not understand how much damage can occur. If you see any children playing with candles, matches, or any fire, ensure to stop them right away and find their parents.
 
Older children may be tempted to touch a candle which is lit, or light something on fire just to see what happens. Stress to your kids not to do this, as they can easily burn themselves, destroy homes and woods, and injury other people.
 
Sometimes even with proper teaching, accidents still happen when children play with fire. At SERVPRO, we completely understand how scary and stressful a situation like this can be for your whole family. We do not waste time getting to your home after you contact us so we can assess the damages and talk to you about a remediation plan. We help restore your home to its condition before the fire, so it is "Like it never even happened."  We also talk to your insurance company for you so you have less stress and can attend to your family’s needs.
 
SERVPRO of Cape Coral is ready to help you. Just give us a call at (239) 573-5911 as soon as the fire is out.
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Avoiding Water Damage In Your Pine Island Home

6/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Avoiding Water Damage In Your Pine Island Home Many common appliances can be the source of plumbing leaks which lead to water damage in your home.

Avoiding Water Damage

Consider how much you are away from your home. Whether it is for work each day, a getaway on the weekend, or a vacation for the whole family, a lot of us are gone for extended periods of time. How would you feel if you came home from a great vacation to find water running down your stairs, in your finished basement, or that your ceiling in the living room collapsed?

Many common appliances can be the source of plumbing leaks which lead to water damage in your Pine Island home. These include washing machines, ice makers, dishwashers, sinks, tubs and showers, toilets, and water heaters. If any of these appliances have failed in your home, SERVPRO is the right company to call for assistance in cleaning up the mess. We are trained and experienced water damage remediation specialists who work efficiently and quickly to restore your home.

Whether you experience a small leak that goes unnoticed or a catastrophic water leak, the damage can be devastating. Knowing a list of things to protect your home from water damage is essential in keeping your family safe.

    •    Checking your faucets and hoses on a regular basis is highly recommended. Look for water leaks or cracks in the hoses on your dishwasher, washing machine, and refrigerator annually. Replace hoses every five to seven years.
 
    •    Check the caulking around your tubs and showers, ensuring it is watertight. If there are any cracks, replace the caulk. It is very inexpensive and an easy way to prevent water from seeping into your floor.
 
    •    You also need to know where your water main is and how to shut off the water in case of an emergency. In most cases, shutting the water main off stops the water flow. Also, install floor pans under your appliances. They do not protect you from a leak which is catastrophic, but they can stop water damage from slow, small undetected leaks. If you do experience a water leak of any kind, SERVPRO’s technicians can help you fix the problem that caused it in the first place, dry up your home, and repair any damages.
 
    •    You should also think about purchasing water alarms. When a leak is detected in a particular area, the alarm is set off, making you aware of a water problem. The sensors can be placed in laundry rooms, basements, kitchens, bathrooms, or next to your sump pump.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral is always ready to help you, seeing as water emergencies do not happen at a convenient time. Just give us a call at (239) 573-5911, and we come out to your home in a timely fashion to get your home back to its previous condition.

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How SERVPRO Assesses Fire Damage In Your Cape Coral Home

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Assesses Fire Damage In Your Cape Coral Home Smoke Remediation in Cape Coral Can Be Complicated--Call SERVPRO

Cape Coral Condos and Properties Rely on SERVPRO for Fire & Smoke Restoration

Dealing with the aftermath of a blaze is very stressful for any householder. There might be extensive damage to both your home and to your belongings. It is natural to want to get your house and contents restored as quickly as you can so life can go on as normal.
 
We recommend putting in a call to SERVPRO as soon as possible after fire damage to your Cape Coral home. A thorough assessment is necessary to determine the best way to clean your home and belongings. Our IICRC-certified technicians are fully trained to assess fire damages. We carry out a careful inspection of your house, furniture, and other contents to determine the extent of the harm done and the possibilities for restoration.
 
The extent of fire damage is categorized as minor, medium, or major.
 
Minor damage means only certain areas are affected, and the amount of soot damage is light to medium. SERVPRO technicians use brushes, cloths, and vacuums to scrub and rub soot residue from surfaces. We also apply cleaning products to remove soot.
 
Medium damage means moderate smoke residue and more heat damage to walls, furniture, and contents. Our technicians may need to saturate items with a solution of water and cleaning products to remove soot. We also have cleaning foam which is useful for cleaning soot damaged soft furnishings without soaking them.
 
Major damage means severe damage near the source of the fire. Items are frequently charred, and areas of your home might need to be boarded up and secured. Extensive wet and dry cleaning are necessary to save items. In cases of major damage, we can 'pack out' your belongings for off-site cleaning and storage during the restoration and repair phases of our services.
 
In cases of medium and major damage, smoke odors are a cause for concern. After our team finishes cleaning, they tackle lingering smoke smells. We have many methods of deodorization available to tackle even stubborn smoke smells.
 
Air scrubbers use powerful HEPA filtration to remove tiny particles, including odors. Thermal fogging is a powerful technique that uses heat and pressure to push deodorant particles into damaged surfaces. Fogging recreates a little of the heat and pressure of the fire itself and makes the process particularly effective. We also use ozone machines, which release ozone into the air where it interacts with odors and neutralizes them. This is a strong technique which we only use when there are no people, pets or plants in the building.
 
We are waiting to help you with fire damage cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 today for assistance.