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Call Us When Your Home In Cape Coral Experiences A Fire

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call Us When Your Home In Cape Coral Experiences A Fire Reach out to our specialists as soon as the fire is out so we can get started right away.

Fire Damage Restoration In Your Cape Coral Home

When you’ve experienced a fire in your Cape Coral home, you want to have the best restoration company at your disposal. They should be able to come fast after you contact them so you can have immediate relief and avoid additional damage to your property.

Without immediate fire damage restoration for your Cape Coral residence, the damage you’ve already sustained during the fire can spread further from the smoke and soot that is left behind. Alternatively, you could experience rain coming in from a hole burned in your roof. That is why SERVPRO staff do not waste time getting to you when you call.

When we arrive, we assess the extent of the damage, checking to see how far the fire, soot, and smoke have traveled, and how severely affected your furniture and walls are. If needed, we then tarp your home to prevent further damage or stop any water flow that may have come from a burst pipe.

SERVPRO techs take care to clean up the soot, smoke, and dust from the surfaces from your home. After a fire, your property can look stained, dark, and charred. We clean this damage up and restore your property to look as healthy as possible.

We can then begin water damage restoration to remove any standing water from firefighter efforts or any burst pipes. If there is any standing water over 2 inches, we use submersible pumps to remove as much of it as possible. Then the area can be dried with industrial strength fans and dehumidifiers and sanitized. We also work to remove any odors which can linger after the smoke has been present. It can involve carpet cleaning plus checking rooms adjacent to the fire damage since the odors, smoke, and soot can travel through the walls.

The last step of cleanup involves the removal and disposal of any items which are too severely damaged. In some cases, such as items which are too water damaged, it is safer to replace them with new items than to try and restore them.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral understands all the steps necessary to restore your home in Bokeelia, Flamingo Bay, or Pine Island after a fire. Reach out to our specialists by dialing (239) 573-5911 as soon as the fire is out so we can get started right away.

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A Bokeelia Home, Smelly Smoke?! Call SERVPRO for Odor Removal

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Bokeelia Home, Smelly Smoke?! Call SERVPRO for Odor Removal Bokeelia Smoke Odor Removal Needed? Contact Us--SERVPRO--To Restore Great Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality Concerns after a Fire in Your Bokeelia Residence

Many Bokeelia homeowners work to keep their properties in top form, and that comes with a lot of educational opportunities to care for the needs of the home as small problems arise. However, there are some situations which demand experience and expertise to overcome, and a fire in your home is such an occasion. Even when the blaze was not substantial enough to cause significant structural concerns, there are still risks associated with trying to take care of this problem on your own.

Fire odor control can often be a chief concern for restorers and Bokeelia homeowners alike once the flames have gotten extinguished and initial mitigation and restoration steps have begun. Our SERVPRO team not only has their certifications to make them experienced and educated with Fire and Smoke Restoration through the IICRC, but many of our restorers also have secondary certifications in odor removal. This additional training offers our customers effective real-time solutions from our technicians who know how to handle the widespread effects of a fire on a property.

Hydroxyl generators are a popular choice for our SERVPRO technicians who look to improve the indoor air quality overall while also contending with odors spread throughout the property. These machines can help to purify the air in the affected areas of your home, removing particulates, dust, debris, smoke residue, and even odor molecules from the vicinity.

However, these machines are not the only option available to our SERVPRO professionals. The thermal fogging machines we have in our arsenal of restoration equipment offers the ability to neutralize harsh odor molecules on contact. These machines can neutralize the scent and is safe to use on softer materials like clothing, carpeting, drapery, and other textiles.

Fire damages can present many obstacles for the homeowner recovering their property after a blaze. Our SERVPRO of Cape Coral fire restoration technicians have the advanced equipment to improve air quality inside of your home to begin to make the situation “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (239) 573-5911.

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When The Fire is Finally Out - The First Call Should Be to SERVPRO Without A Doubt!

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When The Fire is Finally Out - The First Call Should Be to SERVPRO Without A Doubt! Though a house fire is devastating, it is something you want to get taken care of immediately.

Why You Should Not Delay Restoration of Fire Damage In Pine Island

When there is a fire in your Pine Island property, you might be so dejected to take any remedial actions immediately. This is especially the case if the flames or smoke affected more than one room in the building. Delaying restoration is a bad idea because even after the blaze is out, other damages can still occur. Hiring a professional restorer can help lift the burden that you feel, and although it comes at a cost, it helps you avoid many problems that might develop later on.

In most cases of fire damage in Pine Island, most of the harm results from smoke deposits. While this outcome is better than the searing of surfaces by flames and heat, leaving the residue on affected surfaces for extended periods would lead to other problems. Soot is acidic and therefore tends to stain or even corrode surfaces when left in place long. Surfaces such as marble stain permanently from extended exposure, while glass in windows or other surfaces tends to look cloudy from such exposure. Our SERVPRO team removes smoke residues fast by vacuum action or wiping affected surfaces.

When a fire is fierce enough to cause structural damage such as a caved-in roof or a hole in the wall, weather elements can cause other problems if the issue is not addressed immediately. For example, if it rains, water can leak into the structure causing severe damages. In such cases, our SERVPRO team can help in different ways including using temporary measures such as boarding up the structure or using plastic sheets to seal the structure. We can also move out items from the affected area to protect them from further damage.

Most fires are put out using water, and in the effort to subdue the blaze before it becomes uncontrollable, excessive water might be used. Therefore, restoration involves removal of standing water or drying contents soaked when fighting the blaze. If such water is left standing for too long, issues like mold develop. Our SERVPRO team is equipped with enough water extractors to remove water before the 48 hours mold needs to develop elapse.

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Although fire incidents leave you discouraged, you should not hesitate to start the restoration. Call SERVPRO of Cape Coral for assistance. You can reach us at (239) 573-5911 for personalized assistance.

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Eliminating Fire Damage Odors in North Fort Myers

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating Fire Damage Odors in North Fort Myers Smoke residues can cause foul odors even after the fire is put out and the area cleaned up. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage which lingers.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Offer Many Cleaning and Odor Removal Solutions After a Fire

In dealing with the after-effects of a fire, many North Fort Myers homeowners find that smoke odors are the hardest problem to remove. The difficulty is that odors generate from multiple sources like material burned, level of heat, amount of oxygen present, and more. After extinguishing the fire, determining the exact type of odor residue is often not possible.
 
SERVPRO restoration teams combine multiple cleaning techniques and use multi-phase odor control procedures to deodorize a home and eliminate this last effect of North Fort Myers fire damage. With them, technicians can block or destroy odor-causing, smoke residues regardless of the source or intensity.
 
The combination takes odor removal and control procedures to eliminate residues as quickly as possible. Technicians first remove all property physically damaged by the fire. Burned structural and personal property exudes an incredible amount of odors, and removing them clears out what are often the strongest odors.
 
Next, they remove any visible residues. If the fire burned quickly, it leaves dry, powdery residues that SERVPRO technicians remove using cleaning sponges. If the residue is very thick, team members may use a spray bottle with water or a mild cleaning agent to make wiping down surfaces easier. A slow-burning fire usually leaves stickier residues which require stronger cleaners and perhaps even a scrub brush or other agitation device to break up them up for removal.
 
If odors remain after property removal and cleaning, then additional techniques such as vaporization are needed to deodorize the home. Multi-phase cleaning starts with chemical containment. The goal is to prevent the release of further odor-causing molecules with a chemical spray that stops it or slows down enough to move to the next phase.
 
With vapor odor control, the goal for technicians is to block odor-causing particles already airborne. They use a counteracting granular agent that releases a more pleasing odor which overwhelms the malodor. If there are still odors after that, then technicians begin phase three.
 
The final step to eliminate odors is thermal fogging. Technicians disperse a solvent-based deodorant using a commercial fogger. The heating element breaks down the deodorant to the same size particles as the odor so they can penetrate walls and furniture just as deeply. The deodorant is designed to bond with the malodor, chemically changing and neutralizing it.
 
Treating homes and personal property for odors can be an extensive process. If you are dealing with the effects of fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 to schedule an inspection and begin restoration.

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Only Professionals Know How to Tackle Smoke Residue Left By a Fire in Your Cape Coral Home

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Only Professionals Know How to Tackle Smoke Residue Left By a Fire in Your Cape Coral Home High flame or grease cooking should always be monitored to prevent a fire. Should your dinner turn into a fire situation, contact SERVPRO right away.

Team SERVPRO Understands Different Types of Residues and How Best to Clean Them After a Fire

Leaving your stove unattended while something is cooking can lead directly to fire damage. It is essential never to try and do other tasks that take you away from your kitchen while cooking. Cooking something like bacon produces a lot of grease, and it is very flammable. In just a few seconds, your pan of bacon can be on fire, and that blaze can spread. It is comforting to know that when accidents do occur, qualified help is never far away from your home.
 
Even a small blaze can be destructive and leave fire damage behind in your Cape Coral kitchen. Smoke residue adheres itself to whatever surface it can reach, and it can leave your kitchen behind very dirty. However, cleaning smoke residues is not as simple as wetting a cloth and using some dish soap. Depending on the state of the residue and what cleaning method is needed, a specific method can be selected to remove the stain.
 
It takes training to understand what kind of soot you are dealing with and what product should be used to remove it. It is essential to hire a professional restoration technician to help ensure the recovery of your kitchen. At SERVPRO, we understand that fire damage is time sensitive; the quicker we arrive at your home, the higher the chance of a successful restoration is.
 
When we get to your home, SERVPRO techs can carefully inspect the damages left behind by the fire. Understanding the source of the fire can significantly help us choose a cleaning method, as we pick products depending on what chemical reaction we desire. If we desire oxidation, SERVPRO can pick a specific chemical cleaning product to support that reaction. In order to clean the residue left behind by a fire, it is essential for you to hire professionals who understand just what your home needs.
 
If a fire breaks out in your home, it is best to call for a restoration service as soon as possible. Reach out to SERVPRO of Cape Coral by dialing (239) 573-5911. We are always open to take your call.

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Cleaning Fire Damage From North Fort Myers Homes

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Fire Damage From North Fort Myers Homes Whether the fire happened in a single family home or a condo, calling SERVPRO is your best bet for remediating the damage. Call immediately after.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Promptly to Help Remediate Damage After a Fire in Your Home

North Fort Myers homes can suffer a wide range of damage after a fire. In a few cases, the entire structure can be damaged and then condemned as unlivable. The majority of fires are small, and usually located in one room. It is the smoke that moves through the home, causing most of the damage.
 
When fire damage strikes North Fort Myers homes, SERVPRO technicians follow five basic principles to determine the extent of the damage, and then clean and restore the property. The end goal is to restore all affected material to its pre-fire condition.
 
First, they locate the smoke residues by carefully inspecting the affected rooms, hallways, and crawlspaces. Inspectors begin at the source of the fire and follow how far the smoke moved through the home.
 
Next, SERVPRO technicians identify the type of residues. Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same environment depending on what types of materials burned. The restoration team selects a cleaning method that effectively removes each type of smoke residue.
 
Before starting any cleaning processes, they identify the surface of each type of affected property. Porous surfaces like fabrics and wood absorb smoke residues faster and easier than non-porous surfaces such as metal and marble countertops. Fabrics and wood require more gentle methods of cleaning, but still, require brushes and other agitation tools to remove the residues completely.
 
Now, our teams can begin the cleaning process. If the residue is dry and powdery, they often begin with a vacuum. After removing the majority of it, technicians use a combination of dry and wet methods to remove the rest. Non-porous surfaces can often be wiped clean with a dry sponge. If the residue layer is very sticky, they use a cleaning agent to break it up and then use a wet sponge to clean the surface. Technicians use the same methods for porous surfaces, but their more fragile nature requires a milder cleaning agent in some cases.
 
Finally, they dispose of the collected residues. Every team conducts all disposal according to Florida waste regulations.
 
At SERVPRO of Cape Coral, our goal is to return your home to its original condition. If you are dealing with the results of a recent fire, call us today at (239) 573-5911 for help.

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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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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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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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Cleaning Smoke and Fire Damage from Walls in Cape Coral

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Smoke and Fire Damage from Walls in Cape Coral Dealing with fire damage can be overwhelming. Contact the knowledgeable technicians at SERVPRO for remediation and restoration services right away.

SERVPRO Technicians can Come in Right After the Fire Fighters Leave to Remediate the Damage

Smoke damage to walls can come in many forms, from the black sooty deposits that linger after a fire to cigarette smoke. The method used to clean this type of fire damage depends on the type of wall and the nature of the damage. After a house fire, it is always advisable to consult a professional restoration company. They have the tools, experience, and gear to do the job properly.
 
If you are looking for fast, reliable fire damage restoration services in Cape Coral, SERVPRO is here to help. Our technicians are certified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to ensure high industry standards when performing their job. We have access to advanced cleaning solutions for every restoration project, making it easier to return your property to pre-damage conditions as quickly as possible.
 
Smoke damage causes black spots and discoloration to your walls. Charring occurs when the paint burns down, leaving soot residue from the resulting smoke. The first step is assessing the extent of the damage before determining whether cleaning is a suitable option. Cleaning charring and heavy soot from flat-painted walls may be impossible in severe situations, leaving priming and repainting as the only solution.
 
Apart from unsightly soot residue and charring, smoke can leave a sour odor that tends to linger onto the walls. Smoke odors are quite stubborn, so SERVPRO fire damage technicians often resolve to multiple techniques to completely get rid of the unpleasant smell. If the smoke odor penetrates into your furnishings, draperies, and carpets, we may have to remove or replace these items.
 
All traces of smoke and soot on the walls after a fire damage event can continue wreaking havoc soon afterwards. Ash residue corrodes surfaces over time and may wear out your walls if not professionally cleaned quickly. To minimize repair costs, SERVPRO can come in and check the extent of the damage to determine the most effective cleaning method for the long-term.
 
If your walls have sustained smoke and fire damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Cape Coral to restore them to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened." We are available 24/7, every day of the week to respond to emergencies. Call us today at (239) 573-5911.

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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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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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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.

Recovering Safely From Fire Damage In North Fort Meyers

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Recovering Safely From Fire Damage In North Fort Meyers Fire damage can devastate your house. Call SERVPRO quickly to assess and remediate.

SERVPRO Professionals Can Quickly Remediate Your Property

Living on the Florida Gulf Coast can seem like a permanent vacation, and the last thing you expected to complicate matters was a house fire that changes a day at the beach to an ordeal of fear and confusion. SERVPRO will be there for you to help sort out the options and work with your insurance company if a moment of distraction or accident causes a fire in your kitchen or other area of you home. We will be on your site within hours of your first call, ready to assess the situation and develop a plan to bring your home back to pre-loss condition. Our technicians are well-trained and certified, very experienced in fire restoration techniques while also being very compassionate as you and your family deal with the aftermath of the fire.
 
One question you may have right away is whether you are able to continue living in your home after it has suffered fire damage in North Fort Meyers. Sometimes it is very obvious that you need to secure temporary housing if major structural parts of your home are damaged by the fire. If walls, stairs or floors are unstable, we may recommend leaving until they can be made safe. When mechanical systems such as heating and cooling are inoperable, or the water or electrical services are interrupted, we will work with your insurance company to find short term lodging until those components of healthy modern living can be restored. Any time parts of your home are open to the elements after fire damage, we will secure those areas and help you make the decision whether it is smart to stay before repairs are made.
 
Even if the structure of your home is stable enough to continue living inside, you may have experienced significant smoke damage, complicated by chemical retardant use, water damage that has led to microbial growth or other air quality issues. If the fire was confined to the kitchen area, secondary issues still can extend into other rooms of the house. SERVPRO can treat both microbial growth and odors with professional products, but care needs to be taken that you and your family are not exposed to harmful chemicals. If we can create a safety barrier between our working area and unaffected spaces in your home, it can be possible for fire damage restoration to be done while you live in a protected area.
 
Seek the professional help of SERVPRO of Cape Coral if a kitchen fire complicates your carefree Gulf Coast living. We are available 24/7 at (239) 573-5911 to respond to your disaster and will have a crew onsite within hours of your call.

Fire Damage in Bokeelia - Emergency Services

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Bokeelia - Emergency Services SERVPRO Helps to Restore a Fire Damaged Home in Bokeelia

SERVPRO Offers a Comprehensive Fire Damage Service

When it comes to cleaning up and restoring a home or business, there are some services that fall under the category of emergency. These are necessary to prevent further damage, provide a safe work environment and prepare a structure for the restoration process.

In any fire damage to a Bokeelia home or business, there are some services that need to be accomplished immediately. When it comes to these emergency services SERVPRO has three objectives:
1) Prevent fire and smoke damage from causing further destruction to property.
2) Provide a safer work site for people who enter the structure.
3) Prepare the site for mitigation and restoration work to begin.

These services depend on the extent of damage to the structure. The following are those actions we will immediately take.
Conduct Inspections - Evaluate the structure for any health and safety hazards.
Board up the Building - We do this to prevent trespassing, vandalism, and (in some cases) looting.
Dry the Structure - If the fire suppression system was engaged or if the fire department was called in, there will be an excessive amount of water and moisture in the structure. We will set up pumps and other drying equipment to reduce these levels.

Establish Emergency Electricity - Set up a temporary power source using generators or generator trucks to provide light, heat, and electricity for personnel and equipment.
Deodorize the Affected Areas - On some work sites, the amount of smoke odor present may make the structure uninhabitable. We use a combination of thermal fogging and air scrubbers to make the areas breathable without assistance.

Initial Cleaning - If it's a personal home, some possessions (clothing usually) will need to be cleaned immediately for the occupants to use while living in a hotel or other temporary housing. We have Esporta washers designed for this, and our technicians will also perform pre-cleaning on carpets and furniture to prevent heavy soot and soil from causing further damage.

Pest Extermination - If there are any insects in the property, we will have trade partners who are licensed to perform an extermination before allowing out employees to move property. Besides the health issue, if infested property is boxed up and placed into storage, the infestation will continue to grow and render some property unrestorable.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral is prepared to deal with whatever situation a fire has put you in with your structure. Call us today at (239) 573-5911 to help you get the process

Fire Damage Pine Island - Pine Island Fire Damage Professionals

5/19/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Pine Island - Pine Island Fire Damage Professionals SERVPRO of Cape Coral can clean and restore the fire damage from your Pine Island home "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage Professionals in Pine Island 

Fire damage in Pine Island is one of the most destructive disasters that can occur due to its colorful coastal shops, galleries and resort style homes, as well as their contents. Not only does a fire destroy buildings, but there are also many difficulties when repairing property from the smoke damage, including leaving a soot residue. After a Pine Island fire has been extinguished, this is when you need an experienced and knowledgeable fire damage and restoration company. Their staff and technicians possess the skill and equipment to bring homes and businesses back to a pre-loss condition. 

When a fire damages a home or business, no matter how small or large, it can be hard to think about where to start in any remediation process. If a restoration process is not handled correctly or accomplished quickly, it can become costly. Restoration starts with a careful inspection and testing to determine the extent of the fire and to maintain security, the technicians will board up missing windows, walls and will place tarps on damaged roofs. 

If water is present due to putting out the Pine Island fire, then technicians will use a removal process consisting of dehumidifiers and air movers as a part of the drying process. Specialized equipment and techniques are used to remove smoke and soot, followed by a cleaning and sanitizing system. Restoration is the final step which may involve replacing drywall, painting, installing new carpets and minor repairs. If major repairs are needed, damage technicians are well trained to perform, such things as the reconstruction of various areas and rooms in a home or business. 

If residential homes require any extensive restorations or cleaning, skilled fire remediation technicians can conduct an organized, efficient move-out, which involves the following benefits: 

• A quicker remodeling process

• Protecting items from potential damage

• Protecting contents from further on-site damage. 

When restoration is completed, the technicians work with the individuals to coordinate the move-in according to their needs and insurance coverage. A Florida fire is damaging for business or commercial property for the same reasons that a home fire is devastating – smoke and water. Every hour spent restoring a business back to its pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Only professional fire and smoke restorers have the combination of tools and knowledge to help get your home and business back without the stress and mess so that you can give your attention to other things that you need to take care of. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

With 24-hour emergency service, our SERVPRO fire and water damage restoration experts will respond immediately. We live and work in the Florida community, and we are proud to serve our local community. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Cape Coral is close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. Visit us to learn more at http://www.SERVPROcapecoral.com/blog. If you have any questions about fire, smoke, soot damage, call us today. (239) 573-5911

The Dangers of a Fire Damaged House in North Fort Myers

9/17/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Dangers of a Fire Damaged House in North Fort Myers Safety First for Any House Fire

Fire Damage in North Fort Myers Calls for Caution

Building experts know, houses damaged by fires in North Fort Myers are dangerous to residents. There are numerous safety risks that fire damaged houses can pose, including unstable structures and pooling water. It behooves you to be aware of the risks that result from a fire-damaged home.

Pooling Water

Pooling water can present major risks, the most important one being the danger of electrocution. Following a fire, one of the primary concerns you'll need to attend to is standing water. To handle any water issues with expedience and efficacy, it is important to call a professional company like SERVPRO.  In addition to increasing your susceptibility to electric shock or worse, pooling water can also bring about slipping hazards. In addition to making floors dangerously slick, water can diminish your ability to remove large items that are being damaged by the water such as couches and mattresses. Finally, pooling water can generate the development of mildew and mold in your home. Thus, while water is not technically considered to be a danger, it can cause serious water damage to your property if left unchecked.


Smoke, Soot and Debris

Fire damage results of smoke,soot and other debris can cover your floor and walls following a fire. Note that this miscellaneous debris can be hazardous. For example, soot is known to irritate the lungs and increases susceptibility to respiratory issues. Since this is the case, it's important to double-layer with cheesecloth all a/c registers to inhibit exposure to airborne soot within the ductwork. Also, be sure to discard the debris with gloves. Sounds difficult in an already traumatic situation? Then call a professional fire restoration company like SERVPRO to do the heavy lifting. Your HVAC system should be inspected for fire damaged related issues including oily based soot that, if dispersed through the ductwork, can spread problems to areas not affected directly by the fire.

Structural Damage

When a fire is severe, it can cause pressing fire damage related problems to the structure of your house in North Fort Myers. The fire department will determine whether it is safe for entry for initiating water removal, cleanup, and repair. In the event that the structure is in need of restorative services, obtaining assistance from SERVPRO, a premier fire damage restoration company makes sense. Your insurance adjuster can communicate and coordinate the restoration effort with SERVPRO.

Always be prudent around the vicinity of your home in North Fort Myers after a devastating fire. Safety always comes first. Let SERVPRO, with its highly trained and skilled technicians, using state-of-the-art equipment, work on your fire-damaged home.  From water removal to cleanup to repair and restoration, relax and let the pros take over.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Cape Coral is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event in North Fort Myers.

Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or wate. Be safe and call us first. (239) 573-5911.

What You Need to Know About Pine Island Fire Damage Restoration

7/22/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What You Need to Know About Pine Island Fire Damage Restoration Smoke and soot damage are the result of fire and will also destroy items in your home.

What You Need to Know About Fire Damage Restoration

If a fire breaks out in your home, it can cause a lot of damages and can be both costly and stressful. What most people do not realize is the extent of Pine Island fire damage that can happen and how SERVPRO can repair the damage. The following are just a few of the issues a fire can cause and how a restoration company can resolve them:

Main Damage
After a fire, the first thing you may notice is everything that has been burned. A fire can ruin just about everything in the home. However, SERVPRO can help you to prioritize all of the damage and prevent further Pine Island fire damage from being done. For example, if there is a hole in the roof, they will make sure it is repaired so that the weather will not cause further damage. Anything that is damaged beyond repair will be removed by the company.

Smoke and Soot Damage
Smoke and soot damage are the result of fire and will also destroy items in your home. Smoke and soot will get into everything, including a wall, which means it can spread to rooms that the fire has not touched. SERVPRO will make sure that everything is cleaned up and sanitized. By using the correct tools and chemicals, they can remove all of the bad odors and residue left behind from the fire.

Water Damage
A lot of damages is also left behind from the water used to put out the fire or from the pipes or water tank that can burst during a fire. SERVPRO experts will act fast to remove any excess water by using their industrial sized fans and pumps. As this excess water can quickly lead to mold and mildew issues, they will make it a top priority.

Further Issues
You may also find that many of the systems in your home are affected by the fire, including your plumbing and electrical systems. In these cases, they will work with subcontractors to make sure your home is functioning the way it was before the fire.

If you find yourself in need of a Pine Island fire damage restoration company, be sure to contact SERVPRO. SERVPRO Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Cape Coral is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.