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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Fort Myers After A Fire Emergency

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Fort Myers After A Fire Emergency Fire damage at this home resulted in the terrible soot and smoke damage shown above. We arrived right away and began restoration.

Clothing Deodorization after a Fire in Fort Myers Homes

With a family spread out through multiple rooms of a Fort Myers home, a disaster spreading through the property can affect everyone’s personal belongings and apparel separately and with different severities. Addressing all of the effects of a fire loss incident requires a level of expertise and experience you can find with professional recovery specialists like our team.

After fire damages have affected your North Fort Myers home, it can be challenging to know what steps to take first to get your home back to preloss condition. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with a thorough inspection of the damage and a breakdown of the work that your property needs. We can combine this with the information that we obtain for your insurance provider to help expedite the claims process and get mitigation and restoration work approved for your property quickly.

Deodorization is an important step which encompasses not just the open areas of your fire-damaged property, but also contents and construction materials as well. When your possessions have only gotten lightly affected by the spread of odors, soot, and smoke residue, often the restoration can happen on-site to prevent the need for relocating these items to our nearby facility. We can utilize our tools like thermal and UV foggers, which are ideal for softer materials like apparel still hanging in the closets of your home.

In situations where the fire damages are severe, our contents department can box up all of these affected items and move them to our nearby warehouse for assessment, cleaning, deodorization, and storage. Once restoration work completes within the house, this well-managed vault of stored contents can get repackaged into our production trucks and returned to the restored address.

Often homeowners do not consider the effect of fire loss incidents on their personal belongings, but our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda make it a priority to help our customers fully recover from emergencies. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (941) 575-5910.

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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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How Cracks in Toilets Cause Water Damage in Pine Island

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Cracks in Toilets Cause Water Damage in Pine Island Toilet tanks can crack, causing water damage.

A Cracked Toilet Tank Can Necessitate Water Cleanup in Your Pine Island Home

When a crack appears in the toilet tank, it could be a sign that you need to replace or repair your current tank. Not attending to the crack causes it to grow until the receptacle starts leaking. Cracks can appear in the porcelain as the container grows old over the years. A break may also occur due to carelessness when adjusting something like tightening the bolts. If you make the bolts too tight, the tank may end up cracking. The impact from dropping something heavy onto the tank lid or falling from the shower and using the unit to break your fall may also cause large cracks. The water can leak out onto the bathroom floor, and water damage problems can occur if the water shut off valve is not turned off.  

A cracked toilet tank can cause water to pool in a significant area of your home. In such a case, this is a big cleanup job that is best handled by professionals who provide water cleanup services in Pine Island. SERVPRO technicians can assist you in cleaning up your property. We offer prompt water damage cleanup services for homes and business premises alike.  

SERVPRO technicians can promptly clean the affected areas while removing any non-salvageable belongings. Our cleaning process is extensive. We scour the affected areas using sophisticated equipment and then use advanced drying techniques to dry the area. Our technicians also document the drying process to ensure a job well done and your property is completely dry. Our goal is to make a water leak appear “Like it never even happened.”  

Our technicians provide water damage restoration services in compliance with IICRC standards. We offer cleaning, deodorizing and sanitizing services you can trust. We have the appropriate sanitation chemicals to ensure that your property does not develop mold. We do not consider any situation our customers present to be too insignificant or complicated to render our professional assistance. Whenever we see a need, we fill it regardless of severity or cause.  

When you need cleanup services, SERVPRO of Cape Coral can assist you. We are available on a 24-hour 7-day basis, throughout the year. Call us by dialing (239) 573-5911. We serve several local communities, including Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, and Bokeelia.

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Our Professionals Explain How We Use Moisture Sensors During Our Water Damage Restoration Process In Your Cape Coral Home

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Professionals Explain How We Use Moisture Sensors During Our Water Damage Restoration Process In Your Cape Coral Home If you ever need help after your plumbing system fails, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 24/7.

Water Damage Experts In Cape Coral Talk About Moisture Sensors

Plumbing system failures in Cape Coral happen more often than one may think. One minute everything can be great and then the next moment you find yourself forced to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. If a pipe ever breaks inside your home, it can spill hundreds of gallons of water into your living area in a short amount of time. Moisture can be sneaky at times, and it can be hard to figure out exactly what areas of your house got affected. If things inside your dwelling stay wet for too long, the water damage can become much worse.

Our highly trained team at SERVPRO knows what a hassle a plumbing system failure can be. Our main goal when working on any water damage project in Cape Coral is to prevent secondary problems like mold growth from occurring. We accomplish this by figuring out what items got wet inside your building. We then extract all of the liquid H2O we can using specialized extraction tools. Once all of the liquid gets extracted, we work on removing moisture from the air and your contents and building materials.

To find where the moisture went inside your home we utilize advanced technology, like moisture sensor. If the carpet is wet, the instrument makes a noise, and a light on the handle turns on indicating the existence of moisture in the carpeting material.

To figure out if wooden materials or your drywall got wet, we have other instruments that give us moisture content levels. The sensors consist of a probe that gets hammered into your drywall or wooden materials and a digital readout that gives moisture content numbers. Since everything has some sort of moisture content, we take two readings, one in an area we know did not get affected and one in the affected area. We do this to come up with a final drying goal.

If you ever need help after your plumbing system fails, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 24/7.

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