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The Core Restoration Services of the SERVPRO of Cape Coral Team

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Core Restoration Services of the SERVPRO of Cape Coral Team We always strive to lend a helping hand through any disaster in our Cape Coral community.

Our SERVPRO is committed to helping our Cape Coral through all losses.

As a coastal region, our SERVPRO restoration services must get specifically tailored to the needs of residents and commercial properties in Cape Coral and its surrounding areas. We have grown substantially over the years, attracting the best talent for our restoration teams and offering compelling and high-quality service in every facet of the industry including areas like biohazard cleaning, air duct cleaning, and full-scale reconstruction and repairs. We strive to “Make Happy Customers,” and that begins with a commitment to our clients to go above and beyond in every conceivable way to make the entire restoration experience as rewarding and  positive as possible. 

Storm 

As unfortunate as the reality might be, our Cape Coral area is known for severe weather events that can be a destructive force against the coastline. In 2016, for example, our SERVPRO disaster relief response team helped to return more than 90 homes to preloss condition after devastating tornadoes. We have also been a response team to trust for hurricanes, and often work 16+ hour days like we had done in recovering losses after Hurricane Irma because no customer should have to wait for this work. 

As a part of a Large Loss Recovery Team, we can handle storm damage to Cape Coral homes and businesses quickly and confidently – regardless of their size and severity. This union with other divisions of our parental company helps us to have an infinite pool of experienced technicians accredited in every facet of the recovery industry and the latest equipment and products to overcome any effects upon our arrival. 

With a full-scale restoration team within our ranks, we can offer a comprehensive approach that includes temporary construction solutions to get mitigation started in Cape Coral homes after storm losses. We can also seamlessly transition from this drying and extraction work into build back and reconstruction that the property requires with a full crew well experienced in the building trades. 

Water

Even with our range of restoration services our SERVPRO of Cape Coral team offers homes and businesses, we are still most sought out for our water recovery efforts. Because of this, it is the area where our team is the most qualified and experienced, even encouraging the majority of our staff and personnel to obtain base certifications as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) 

Our project management, crew chiefs, and even the boots on the ground for water damage in Cape Coral homes and businesses have an average of 10+ years in the industry. This attraction for qualified professionals has helped to bolster our successes in the region. Because of our “Make Happy Customers” mentality and family-feel infrastructure, we can retain these same technicians to continually offer among the most experienced water recovery on the coast. 

Part of our successes in restoring water damage in Cape Coral properties is our investment into the latest equipment, products, and tools. We know how vital a fast response can be in water loss situations, so we arrive with an array of extraction and drying tools that show our customers how quickly we can make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Mold 

Being an experienced and respected mold remediation team in the Cape Coral area requires more than expensive equipment. Our SERVPRO outfit strives to continue to be a leading remediation and recovery team throughout all of Florida by offering our customers a comprehensive and full-service approach to overcoming mold. Each of the staff in this critical division of our team has IICRC certifications as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) and often combine this endorsement with Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) training as well. We also have our Mold Remediation Contractor License (MSMR 2529) for stressful situations and additional training and education through the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI.)

The objective with the education and training is to provide every mold damage situation in Cape Coral the same confident and quality response. From thorough inspections through colony removal strategies like media and sandblasting and full reconstruction efforts, our professionals have the cutting-edge equipment and the experience to use it properly. Each of the technicians we have in our remediation team averages more than ten years of experience as well. We are providing a unified front of knowledgeable field personnel to help all properties.  

Mold damage in Cape Coral homes and businesses can quickly get out of control and become a hazardous situation for those exposed. We focus on the safety of our professionals and our customers through this traumatic experience, working to rapidly and safely get the organism contained, and the colonies ultimately removed without incident. 

Fire 

Fire is one of the most traumatic situations that can affect Cape Coral homes and businesses, and one that can be nearly impossible to avoid entirely. With so many potential sources for ignition, our SERVPRO professionals must stay prepared to mobilize in fire recovery scenarios at any time. 

Overcoming fire damage in Cape Coral homes requires a fast response from our technicians that can both start containment efforts. By spreading effects and work to begin reducing the concentration of these threats where they get found inside. We can confidently address air quality concerns, soot, smoke residues, structural damage, and widespread odors after a fire loss incident. 

With a full team of contracting specialists with years of experience in the building trades combined with the experienced professionals of our content management division, we can work to protect both the structural integrity of your fire-damaged Cape Coral property and the personal belongings and furniture kept inside. 

Our SERVPRO of Cape Coral team knows that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that is how we can continue to grow and evolve into a leading presence in the restoration industry for the entire state of Florida. No matter when disaster strikes, or how severe these situations might appear, you can always count on the fast response and experience of our technicians to return it to preloss conditions. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (239) 573-5911.


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Flood Damage Cape Coral – Open Window Causes Flood

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Cape Coral – Open Window Causes Flood SERVPRO will walk you through the correct steps.

Let us help you take on your storm damage.

The combination of a sudden storm and an open window can cause a lot of flood damage in minutes. Wind and driving rain can quickly soak carpeting, furniture, and fabrics. Homeowners encountering this situation should mop up as much water as they can to mitigate the impact of the flooding. However, if there are wet electronics, avoid turning them on. Unplug them only if it is safe to enter the room. If in doubt, wait for the experts to arrive and provide assistance. 

SERVPRO can quickly help to control the flood damage in Cape Coral in these situations. Our technicians can quickly assess the conditions, remove electronics and furniture for drying and recovery. A team member can inventory the contents of the room to assist in the claim process with your insurance company. 

Removal of the carpeting and the wet underpad can decrease the humidity immediately. Drying time is also shortened and can also avoid damage to baseboards. Ceilings under the room avoid damage from moisture. Particleboard flooring under the carpeting absorbs moisture quickly if the carpets are not removed. Removing the carpet and underpad can also enhance the drying time of the floor and speed up the restoration of your home. SERVPRO works fast to mitigate the damage to reduce the total cost to the homeowner and the insurance company. 

Fast response by our SERVPRO technicians also reduces the opportunity for the growth of mold. There is less disruption to the homeowner. Homeowners can regain the use of the damaged room or in some cases, the entire home quickly. Fast restoration minimizes time away from your home. Installation of new flooring, walls painted if needed, and your furniture returned to your home fully restored. Our objective is to restore your home to its original condition. 

Call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 for 24/7 service. We serve Pine Island. North Fort Myers and local communities in the area. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster in your area. 

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Pine Island Condos and Houses Benefit from SERVPRO's Water Recovery Efforts--Less Damage

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pine Island Condos and Houses Benefit from SERVPRO's Water Recovery Efforts--Less Damage Another Relieved Pine Island Homeowner--SERVPRO Taking Care of the Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Professional Services and Equipment Used To Perform Water Removal In Your Pine Island Home

There is any number of ways in which water can enter your property in the Pine Island area. Everything from a water line bursting, to an overflowing toilet, or even a rather nasty storm can cause water problems that take the help of a trained restoration expert to overcome.

When performing water removal services in your Pine Island area home, restoration professionals use a variety of equipment to achieve optimal results. Aside from the apparent water extraction equipment, a water damage restoration technician (WRT) uses to remove standing water from your home; other devices are needed.

SERVPRO technicians use detection and monitoring devices to locate and determine how much additional moisture exists in a specific area. Sensors help detect moisture content in soft materials, such as carpet and padding. Sensors make it easier to discover how far water migrates and produces an audible and visual signal once discovered. A process that helps technicians remove water faster and more efficiently than ever before.

SERVPRO teams also use moisture meters, which help return water found in natural materials to a specified level. Probes on a moisture meter can fit into wall cavities or underneath wood flooring, reaching areas where water often hides. Remember, the longer water has to sit in your home, the more damage it can cause, and even small amounts of liquid often to lead to significant damages.

SERVPRO puts thermo-hygrometers to work for you as well. These devices measure both temperature and relative humidity (RH), helping technicians determine whether and where to use air movers, air scrubbers, or dehumidifiers for the job at hand. All in all, our technicians put all of the training and experience to work on every job we do. We provide you with quick, efficient restoration services you can trust to protect your home from environmental damages that may exist in your area.

Call the staff at SERVPRO of Cape Coral for additional information about services available in your area, or to schedule your home’s initial inspection, today. Our team provides professional cleaning, and restoration services throughout the North Fort Myers, Bokeelia, and St. James City areas, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. (239) 573-5911

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Our Experts Explain The Importance Of Blasting During Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Cape Coral

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Experts Explain The Importance Of Blasting During Our Fire Damage Restoration Process In Cape Coral When fire damage displaces your tenants, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 to get everything back to normal.

Blasting Helps Mitigate Commercial Fire Damage In Cape Coral Apartments And Rental Housing Units

Renting to different people in Cape Coral means your rental property often sustains damage of varying types and degrees. Sometimes that damage becomes severe. When such a disaster happens, it can keep you from renting the property and making a monthly profit.

Property owners call SERVPRO when they need a professional mitigation team in Cape Coral who can resolve commercial fire damage issues. Our services include mitigating both the damage caused by the fire itself and the smoke from that fire. We clean soot from walls, ceilings, and non-damaged floors, scrub the air with HEPA filters, extract the moisture from the air and what soaked into the property's structure, and deodorize.

When fire burns the walls in a house, the structure inside can become charred. We remove the walls and expose the framework. The heat from a fire can become so intense that it chars the beams without ever burning them directly. This charred condition can cause problems later, so we remove the charred areas down to unaffected wood.

We use soda blasting to remove the charred, blackened portions of each beam. Because it is non-toxic, we do not need to worry about any residue between the time we blast the beams and when we clean the area. This lets us work more efficiently. We can also work in confined places when using soda, where if we used dry ice, we would need ventilation equipment.

Soda blasting cleans wood and other surfaces of soot and charred areas. When we vacuum up the used soda from the floor, we also remove the carbon that the blasting scraped away from the trusses, joists, and rafters, as well as the beams. We use this method to reduce the number of materials needing replacement.

The elimination of the charred areas also reduces the amount of soot that produces odors. We use air scrubbers and thermal fogging to remove the soot that creates odors, and cleaning the wood framework of carbonized areas helps enormously. We do this and additional mitigation so you can list your property and start collecting rent again.

When fire damage displaces your tenants, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 to get everything back to normal. Landlords in Pineland, Flamingo Bay, and St James City can rely on us for their mitigation and cleaning needs.

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How SERVPRO Restores Your Salt Water Flood Damaged Home

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Restores Your Salt Water Flood Damaged Home Is your water damage caused by fresh or salt water? Salt water requires specialized cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Cape Coral today!

Salt Water Surge Complications: Why SERVPRO Is a Cape Coral Flood Damage Restoration Leader

When extreme weather hits Southwest Florida, residential flooding is a predictable consequence in Cape Coral. Tropical storms and hurricanes disrupt the Gulf water tides and currents, often resulting in a storm surge that mixes salt water with the rain that also intrudes into your foundation, crawl space or lower levels. The added challenges of salt and other minerals delivered with the storm surge is why contracting with our experienced team is a must. 

Flood damage in coastal areas like Cape Coral requires special procedures and safeguards when the ocean joins with torrential rain to devastate your home. It is not sufficient to remove the water and dry out the structure. Flushing the salt water-affected spaces with fresh water is the only way to halt the corrosive power of the minerals dissolved in the sea surge. Our team is highly-trained and experienced in mitigating the perils of salt flooding, which is why our number must be the first you call. 

Saltwater causes defibration in wood and products, such as drywall, made from cellulose. As the water dries, the salt crystals remain, pushing the fibers of the building materials apart. The process causes a signature “fuzzy” appearance and weakens the materials over time. Our crew members are familiar with the phenomenon and know how destructive it can become. That is why SERVPRO makes sure the salt levels normalize during remediation. 

Salt water also slowly destroys materials like concrete and cinder blocks, traditionally used in slab foundations and crawl spaces. Attending to the long term devastation storm surge can inflict on the building blocks of your home is why SERVPRO takes great care to test for and treat salt water infiltrates. The flood damage done by salt water might not show up immediately in concrete construction, but over the years the slow deterioration occurs and can surprise homeowners years later.  

It is far better to identify and treat saltwater contamination at the time of the disaster, explaining why SERVPRO of Cape Coral prioritizes saltwater evaluation during flood damage remediation. Let us demonstrate our superior results with a call to (239) 573-5911.

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Our Odor Control Specialists Will Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Cape Coral

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Odor Control Specialists Will Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Cape Coral For expert OCT technicians, contact SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911.

How Odor Control Technicians Can Help You With Fire Damage In Cape Coral

One of the main challenges our experts face in fire claims is controlling aggressive odors. Certain materials like synthetics and proteins can create stubborn odors which cannot be masked using household air fresheners. Our odor control technicians (OCT) are adept at recognizing different types of odor and remediating them using a range of different techniques from fumigation to spray on solvents.

The most effective method of removing odors after fire damage in Cape Coral is by removing the source of the odor. When materials burn, they release gases into the surrounding environment that can set onto surfaces or inside fabrics in the form of soot deposits. These soot deposits are the source of an odor and can be difficult to remove; especially in slow burning fires where smokes can damage the finish or enter porous materials.

SERVPRO technicians are equipped with a full range of chemical agents to help tackle soots and smoke deposits. For some wet smokes, we may need to strip or refinish damaged items to fully restore them. Damages to structural components or the structure itself can benefit from sandblasting, soda blasting, and corrosive chemical cleaning. Fabrics, on the other hand, respond best to foam cleaning- which prevents shrinkage or color bleeding.

Sources of odor are notoriously tricky to pin down which is why at SERVPRO we use a variety of methods simultaneously to tackle a stubborn smell. One method vaporizes solvents containing pairing agents. These agents can bond with odor particles and neutralize them. Alternatively, strategic placing of pellets, spraying of surfaces or removal and disposal of heavily soiled items can be a comprehensive method of odor control.

Fires are usually traumatic experiences, and lingering odors can be an unpleasant reminder of recent events. SERVPRO operate with compassion and discretion to altogether remove the odor; allowing you to get on with your everyday life.

For expert OCT technicians, contact SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911.

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Our Experts Will Respond Quickly To Restore Your Flood Damaged Cape Coral Home

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Will Respond Quickly To Restore Your Flood Damaged Cape Coral Home We can restore your home to make the destruction seem “Like it never even happened.”

Get Prompt Flood Damage Restoration In Cape Coral

Heavy rain is a major cause of flooding. The storm-water infrastructure of a city can help prevent flood losses to homes during rainstorms, but it may lack adequate capacity if it rains hard enough for many hours. The excess water can end up in homes.

If your Cape Coral home has flood damage, you need to call a water damage cleanup and drying company right away to prevent extensive destruction of your property. A company like SERVPRO can assist you to remove the water and dry your home. We use the latest procedures, equipment, and products to provide a high level of cleaning and restoration for flood-damaged homes.

Letting water sit in your home can cause further destruction and expense. Materials soaking in flood waters collect microbes that can cause health problems. Flooring, walls, and furniture can crack, sag, or collect fungi because of exposure to moisture for an extended period. Flood waters can also carry contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides, and sewage into a building.

Here at SERVPRO, we provide fast and effective restoration services. We understand that flood damage is an emergency and we have restoration professionals on call 24/7. Our goal is to protect, preserve, and secure your home from further destruction. Our fast action can save you and your insurance company time and money. It also enables us to reduce the emotional toll of dealing with a flooded house and save most of your possessions.

We offer full-service restoration, which includes extracting the water using powerful portable or truck mounted pumps, drying the affected areas using air movers and dehumidifiers, cleaning and repairing or replacing damaged structural components. If there are tasks involving expertise or technical skills that our technicians do not possess, we work with subcontractors to complete them. We can check if your home is dry by using moisture meters to locate the wet areas and define exactly how wet they are when we compare them to usual moisture levels. If some areas are wet, we can continue the drying process.

If your residence has flood damage, SERVPRO of Cape Coral can provide you with the repair and restoration services you need. You can reach us at (239) 573-5911. We can restore your home to make the destruction seem “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Fire Damage Specialists Talk About Restoring Your Contents In Your Cape Coral Property

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Fire Damage Specialists Talk About Restoring Your Contents In Your Cape Coral Property If you ever notice that your plants received smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 24/7.

Commercial Fire Damage Professionals In Cape Coral Talk About Restoring Your Contents

Whenever a fire starts on any property in Cape Coral, both the buildings at the site and any structures nearby are at risk. For example, if something burns at your place of business or a store next door, smoke can quickly spread into your entire garden store causing you extensive commercial fire damage. When smoke enters a building, it first rises with the heat and then it can spread into several rooms inside your store. As the partially burnt particles travel through your shop, they can solidify when they touch cooler surfaces. As the smoke thickens, it can leave behind soot residues, which can force you to call in a professional commercial fire damage company such as SERVPRO.

After something burns in or near your plant shop, soot residues could exit on many of the surfaces of your building materials and contents. When completing any commercial fire damage project in Cape Coral, our SERVPRO technicians know that restoring items instead of replacing them can save you and your insurance company money in the long run. Since you're in the business of selling delicate products such as plants, we know that replacing many of your contents can become very costly. In many situations, our team can save many of the products in your store by utilizing cleaning and soot removal methods. We can implement specialized techniques that are proven to work on specific surfaces inside your garden store.

For instance, excessive smoke damage can spread into your store and quickly coat the surfaces of your plants your business has for sale. If the soot is hard to remove and the plants get heavily covered, then they could have to be removed. However, in many situations, our SERVPRO technicians can save your plants by cleaning them with specialized detergents. We can often save many different types of house plants both real and artificial, by rinsing all of the leaves individually.

Cleaning techniques are usually much cheaper to conduct than the cost of replacing the item. If you ever notice that your plants received smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 24/7.

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Cape Coral Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cape Coral Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation Cape Coral Homes, Water Damage, and Thank Goodness for SERVPRO

Water Removal Services in Cape Coral

If you are experiencing trouble with a burst pipe or other plumbing emergency in the town of Cape Coral you should call SERVPRO services right away. They can send a qualified technician to your property right away. This can allow you to save your home and prevent further water damage from ruining your home or foundation.

The professional service team from SERVPRO will come at any time of the day or night to remove the water from your Cape Coral home. This water can be due to flooding from rain or another weather event, a broken pipe, a clogged pipe, or several other reasons. We can inspect and assess the water issue and scope the proper procedures for water damage mitigation.

Our team can fix a small pipe leak to stop the water from flowing into the home. IICRC certified water restoration techs can deploy the advanced pumps and wet-vacs needed to remove any lingering water in the rooms. We can then set up industrial grade air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers to dry out the room to standard levels of moisture content. This means reaching an acceptable RH relative humidity point that provides a comfortable interior environment. In this area of Florida, mold can begin to develop within 48-72 hours if excessive moisture or water activates dormant mold spores.

We work with you and your insurance adjuster to make sure all salvageable contents are saved even as we work to remain in the budgetary constraints of the cleanup and restoration. We can assist you with your claim paperwork, and provide a walk-through to ensure your complete satisfaction with our work.

Fast water extraction is paramount to mitigating damages to properties, and we follow our slogan--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We can help, 24/7 by contacting us at (239) 573-5911. Remember SERVPRO of Cape Coral to salvage your belongs and home from water damage.

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When Lightning Strikes Causing Damage To Your Fort Myers Home, We Are Here To Help!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Lightning Strikes Causing Damage To Your Fort Myers Home, We Are Here To Help! Lightning causes more loss of property and life in our state than anywhere else in the country.

Lightning Causes Fire Damage In Fort Myers

Did you know Florida is the lightning capital of the U.S.? Lightning causes more loss of property and life in our state than anywhere else in the country. A flash of lightning can heat air to temperatures five times hotter than the surface of the sun. Most homes are grounded due to gutters and metal in the structure that reaches the ground, but it can still be the cause of high heat fires.

Restoring fire damage in Fort Myers property after a blaze caused by lightning requires fast action to mitigate secondary damages to the residence. Our technicians arrive on-site within four hours of the initial call and immediately cover damaged roofing with a tarp and take other steps to stop rain from entering the property when needed.

Charred building materials and possessions too damaged for restoration are removed from the property with permission. Each item is accessed for restorability, and if we cannot do it on-site, we pack up and move out furnishings for one-on-one attention in our facility. Our goal is always to restore using our proprietary methods rather than replace saving homeowners money.

Frequently, lightning fires are limited to a section of a home. SERVPRO knows odor-causing soot can spread quickly via HVAC ductwork and through foot traffic in the house and we ask homeowners that remain on the property shut off the HVAC and to limit movement in the affected areas. Lightning strikes often take out the power in a home, and we bring generators to perform all of our clean up tasks.

Our technicians hand-clean using wet and dry sponges and our specially formulated cleaners to remove all types of smoke residues. Soot can be smaller than the human eye can see and travels easily into cracks and crevices where it can be a source of a foul odor. Removal of these motes entails capture through the use of air scrubbers with HEPA filters which exhausts clean air back into the environment.

After the restoration of damaged building materials and items in the home, our SERVPRO location offers building services to rebuild and repair the structure of your home completely. A technician can go over an itemized list of what the property requires to be returned to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral has certified technicians available to mitigate fire damage to your home 24-hours a day by calling (239) 573-5911. We can take care of any size home disaster from cleanup to rebuild.

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