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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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The Answer to Fire Damage Incidents in Cape Coral

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Answer to Fire Damage Incidents in Cape Coral SERVPRO technicians are trained to properly restore your home after fire damage, avoiding costly mistakes.

SERVPRO Offers Expertly Trained Fire Damage Restoration

Challenges that result from fire damage are tricky in most cases. Putting off the fire and cleaning the soot is not enough, as a result, conducting a further inspection is mandatory to determine the level of the damage and what is restorable. A simple mistake can lead to permanent damage to what was salvageable in the first place. When in Cape Coral, take the right measures to avoid costly mistakes that are avoidable.

There are industry standards that our SERVPRO technicians meet when addressing fire damage incidents in Cape Coral. The team goes to IICRC-Approved training and uses specialized equipment to mitigate the loss. We know that time counts during the restoration, and in the long run, it lowers the claim costs. With that in mind, always inform your preferred restoration service provider in time and offer any useful information where necessary.

After a fire, cleaning the contents and the structure as a whole is part of the restoration services. Different types of fire damage require different cleaning methods, and it is the work of our SERVPRO technicians to pretest and settle on the most appropriate way of cleaning. The initial cleaning can be enough for some situations, while in others, we may advise you to do some refinishing and repainting.

After cleaning the various areas and contents, it is time to conduct deodorization. The process aims at getting rid of the unpleasant odors that are left behind after a fire. In most cases, identifying the sources of these smells is a difficult task since some of them may be coming from hard to access areas like cracks. We have the right tools that spray deodorants into those spaces and neutralize the odor sources.

When it is not possible to conduct the restoration when your contents are still in place, we may recommend a move-out. Such is necessary when our SERVPRO team analyzes the situation and finds out the materials can accrue more loss if we do not relocate them to another area. During the move-out, it is our job to do the inventory together with any detailed cleaning and deodorization.

At SERVPRO of Cape Coral, We’re Faster To Any Size of mold, water, storm, and fire damaging incidents. Call us today at (239) 573- 5911 and be served by an industry leader.

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Commercial Water Damage From Leaking Or Burst Pipes In Your Pine Island Pet Shop

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage From Leaking Or Burst Pipes In Your Pine Island Pet Shop The water system in your pet shop in Pine Island is one of the things which should routinely be checked for damage.

Commercial Water Damage From Leaking Or Burst Pipes

The water system in your pet shop in Pine Island is one of the things which should routinely be checked for damage. Pipe bursts and leaks can result in water bills which are abnormally high and water damage to your building. Water pipes might look durable, watertight, and airtight on the surface, but they can be damaged by shock and excessive pressure. The inside of your pipes can also be corroded by changes in water chemistry.

Plumbing with pinhole leaks can create commercial water damage that affects floors, walls, and ceilings for months before you even notice a problem. If your Pine Island business has suffered from this kind of damage, you need to call in professional remediation specialists right away. SERVPRO can help you anytime you need assistance with your water damage problem. We are equipped with the specialized tools and training needed to clean up your business quickly.

The first thing our crew does is use specialized equipment to find out exactly how severe your water damage issue really is. After we have evaluated the damage, we get rid of the standing water inside your business. Our process varies on whether the water is inside your property or under your property.

When working underneath your property, SERVPRO techs vacuum up water by utilizing an extractor so that everything is not soaking wet anymore. When the cause is a broken pipe, we make this pipe accessible to a plumber. After the repair of the pipe is complete, we dispose of any soil that is contaminated, spray an anti-microbial on the affected area, and put down fresh, new soil to replace the bad soil.

When the water is inside your property, we try to get there even quicker. The excess water is vacuumed up, and any furniture in the area which is affected is removed and set onto blocks. Any padding and carpeting are thrown away when the water is dirty. Carpeting is dried if possible when the water is clean. Carpet pads are disposed of because it is less expensive to replace them than it is to dry them. When the water is inside the wall, small holes are made where the baseboard was after we remove it. Doing so allows air movement, so the wall dries.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral gives particular attention to your business in Bokeelia, Flamingo Bay, or Burnt Store when there is any water damage emergency. Just contact us at (239) 573-5911 as soon as you realize there is a problem.

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Restoring Wood Floors After Flood Damage In Your Cape Coral Home

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring Wood Floors After Flood Damage In Your Cape Coral Home Floodwaters in any amount entering your Cape Coral home is an unwelcome thing.

Restoring Wood Floors After A Flood

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, every American lives in a flood zone. It is just a matter of whether their risk is low, moderate, or high. Floods happen when water runoff overwhelms drainage systems’ capacity. Rainwater can also enter buildings through windows, doors, and other openings, or cracks in the foundations of buildings. If you live where you are at high risk for floods, you might not entirely be able to prevent your home from becoming flooded.

Floodwaters in any amount entering your Cape Coral home is an unwelcome thing. Your home and possessions can sustain flood damage quickly, so you need to deal with the water as fast as possible. SERVPRO has fully trained staff ready to handle your flooding situation anytime you need us.

Exposure time and permeance are the two significant variables in determining how much damage is done to the materials in your home. How quickly we can address the water in your home is essential, as the faster, the water is removed, the less damage your home sustains.

Wood flooring is especially susceptible to floodwaters. When excess moisture is absorbed by wood, it expands, and the boards can sometimes warp. Boards that are expanded push against others next to them and buckling can occur where the boards touch at the joints or the walls.

SERVPRO techs understand that cupping happens when water is absorbed from the sides and bottom of the wood. Crowning happens when there is more moisture in the top of the wood than the bottom and sides. The wood then arches, causing the middle to bow. It can happen when the bottom of the wood is over-dried.

Once we remove all the standing water with truck-mounted pumps, we inspect any wood flooring and other contents to see what can be dried and restored. Water on hardwood flooring needs to be extracted right away. Finished wood flooring sometimes goes back to its original shape once it is dry and can then be restored. Floors cannot be sanded until they are totally dry since drying continues and can cause the floor to expand or contract further.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral takes special care after flood damage when wood flooring is involved so we can do all we can to restore it for you. Your home in Bokeelia, St. James City, or Flamingo Bay is in good hands when you reach out to us at (239) 573-5911.

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Stopping Commercial Water Damage on Pine Island

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Stopping Commercial Water Damage on Pine Island Keep your hotel or motel dry with SERVPRO's help. Contact us right away should your property suffer a water damage or flooding incident.

Team SERVPRO Reacts Quickly to Remediate Your Water Damage

Pine Island businesses have recovered, for the most part, from our recent extreme weather. That is excellent news for a small hotel that has reopened. It also means that identifying and repairing any further problems should be done as swiftly as possible.
 
Commercial water damage to Pine Island businesses is not weather related. The flooding comes from sources like burst pipes, backed-up sewer, and septic systems, and failing appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers. SERVPRO has almost thirty years of stopping and repairing these sources, removing the water and restoring the business to its original state.
 
Stopping the water is simple enough. Our first step is to turn off the water into the hotel and then find the failure in pipes, plumbing, or appliances. Once we have that, we isolate it and then turn the water main back on. That lets us work safely while still allowing other, unaffected parts of the hotel to continue operation.
 
Next, we repair and replace. SERVPRO technicians are trained and licensed to cut away the damaged pipe and install a new section. We can do this with everything from copper to PVC. Depending on the type of pipe and the location of the break, our restoration crews can complete this task in just a few hours.
 
Plumbing problems can be more difficult. Stoppages are usually underground and require us in some cases to use specially designed cameras to find what is blocking the drain and how to deal with it. Usually, this involves a powered, rotary device to cut through the block and force it out using water pressure.
 
In cases where the pipe itself is cracked or broken, technicians have to dig down to the break. If it is outside the hotel, this may only involve several crew members with shovels. If the pipe is inside the hotel, it may involve breaking up a section of concrete. The best option is to find the damage in the basement where a replacement can take just a morning or the afternoon to complete.
 
Appliances are the easiest damage to fix. We simply turn off the water, disconnect the failed item, and remove it from the property. Every SERVPRO office works with the major appliance companies so we can install the replacement. That is part of our service and saves the customer the cost of an additional service call.
 
Right now, we need every business up and running, taking care of tourists and the residents who are still rebuilding their homes. SERVPRO of Cape Coral is here to help every hotel and motel reach and maintain maximum occupancy. To find out more about how we can help you, call today at (239) 573-5911.

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When North Fort Myers Homes Require Demolition Services Following Fire Damages

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When North Fort Myers Homes Require Demolition Services Following Fire Damages When the fire is bad enough to your North Fort Myers home, there could be total losses in specific areas.

Demolition Services Following A Fire

When the fire is bad enough to your North Fort Myers home, there could be total losses in specific areas. While you might still want to go through these portions of your home with a professional to determine all of your options, there are circumstances in which certain conditions make conventional restoration efforts impossible. The only solution in these cases is a rebuild of the affected areas.

Our SERVPRO staff has seen significant fire damage like this to North Fort Myers homes, and have experience with preparing your home for new construction. While our niche is not rebuilding your damaged home, we can help to both preserve areas that are restorable as well as provide demolition services to make these irreparable portions of your house ready for the work of a residential construction contractor.

The process is most often a controlled demolition, meaning that skill and patience are paramount. Limiting total destruction of structural components wherever possible allows for new construction efforts to ultimately cost you less and to be done more quickly. Our SERVPRO professionals have the proper tools to limit the spread of the damage and to focus their entire efforts on just the portions of your home that require reconstruction. The finished product from this process leaves clean surfaces that are ready for new materials, whether this is walls of your home, your flooring, or even your roof.

The demolition process can be performed simultaneously with the restoration efforts to less critically damaged areas of your house. Choosing one restoration company prevents having to seek the services of multiple businesses, and helps to build a report between our technicians and homeowners to ensure that work happens to your exact specifications.

Demolition is unavoidable in the wake of some fires, but having the right professionals overseeing the process can mitigate your financial losses and hasten the construction to rebuild the worst of the damages. If you are dealing with the aftermath of a devastating fire, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral today at (239) 573-5911.

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Trusted Water Damage Restoration Services in North Fort Myers

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Trusted Water Damage Restoration Services in North Fort Myers Contact SERVPRO if you are facing a flooding or other water damage disaster in your home. We are quick to arrive to assess and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Category of and Remediate Water Damage Per Recommended IICRC Standards

Expertise is what your North Fort Myers home needs after a water damage incident as you may not have the right tools and experience to mitigate the damage. It all starts with promptly reporting the disaster so that trained technicians can arrive at your property and monitor the extent of the damage and start the restoration process.
 
Our technicians from SERVPRO understand that there are three main categories of North Fort Myers water damage - black water, clean water and gray water - that most residents might experience. The source of the water determines the category of the damage. Black-water results from burst sewage systems and has solid human waste. If it comes into contact with your carpets and pads, replacement is necessary.
 
On the other hand, gray water is majorly used water with solid debris which as opposed to black water does not have human waste. Replacing pads that come into contact with it is a necessity, restoration of carpets can sometimes happen. Treated water that has no debris defines the clean water category. Technicians can restore carpets with this category of water in most situations, while the extent of the flood can determine whether a pad is salvageable or not.
 
Cleaning your contents is also one of the tasks that technicians from SERVPRO may perform while restoring your property. For instance, when cleaning a carpet, an appropriate cleaning method is selected depending on the level of soiling. Light soiling, moderate soiling, and deep soiling require different cleaning methods.
 
After cleaning the materials, the use of drying equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers may arise. Dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity and as a result, increase evaporation. Air movers also serve the same purpose by promoting air circulation. Our trained SERVPRO technicians understand when to use the various drying tools and follow the IICRC standards.
 
SERVPRO of Cape Coral responds to all storm, water, fire and mold damage disasters. You can call us at (239) 573-5911 when you want your unique challenges to be solved by a trusted industry leader.

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Understanding the Importance of Mold Remediation in Your Bokeelia Home

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding the Importance of Mold Remediation in Your Bokeelia Home IICRC certified technicians thoroughly remediate mold damage leaving your home "Like it never even happened."

Trust Expertly Trained SERVPRO Technicians to Thoroughly Remove Mold Damage

Water damages can offer a great deal of stress and concern to your homestead. These damages would lead you to seek the experience of restoration experts, but water removal might only be the tip of the iceberg. Moisture in the air and on the surfaces of the affected area of your Bokeelia home can produce mold. The presence of fungus is a dangerous problem that must get solved right away.

Mold damage to your Bokeelia house is not always something that you can see. Our experienced remediation team can assess the sources of the mold, and determine the best way to remove it entirely. It is never advisable to attempt to remove mold in your home on your own, as there are numerous varieties of fungus, and some can adversely react to conventional cleaning methods you might find on the internet.

Our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians are IICRC certified and can determine the kind of mold that is growing within the area, and use our state-of-the-art equipment to eradicate any trace of it. Often this removal is done using antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate the growing colonies and to prevent it from spreading any farther.

While removing the mold that you can see, might seemingly solve your problem, our SERVPRO technicians are also going to use air filtration techniques (HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers) to pull spores out of the air and prevent them from spreading as the remediation process is ongoing.

There is no solution unless the present moisture (which allowed the mold to thrive) is dried up. While there are probably times when this water source is visible, there are instances in which mold is seemingly growing out of nowhere. Our technology can determine where the source is and dehumidifiers used in combination with negative air chambers dry out the area while simultaneously preventing spores from spreading elsewhere.

The lingering odor, which likely brought the mold to your attention in the first place, is one of the final steps to the remediation process. Using fogging tools, we can deodorize the area and remove odorous molecules from the air and your belongings that have been affected by the presence of mold in the room.

It is no secret that mold can cause health effects. Do not waste time in calling us at SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911.

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