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Mold Damage Technicians In Fort Myers Discuss Remediation In Laundry Rooms

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Technicians In Fort Myers Discuss Remediation In Laundry Rooms Moisture and Mold Occur in Fort Myers Laundry Rooms, Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Condos and Homes in Fort Myers Often Suffer from a Mold Infestation--Call SERVPRO for a Remedy

The laundry room inside your Fort Myers home is one area that is at risk for water-related problems. These parts of a house have water pipes running into them and contain appliances such as washing machines. Over time washing machines and water pipes can wear down, break, and cause moisture to leak negatively affecting your building materials and contents.

Whenever water gets inside a home, it is possible that microbial growth occurs. Many mold damage incidents in Fort Myers happen when materials stay wet for extended periods. Over time, microbes can grow and possibly spread to other sectors of the building causing contamination in multiple areas.

Fungi need elevated moisture levels, organic substances, and temperatures between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit to survive and develop. The more time that passes by, the worse the problem can get. If the environment remains ideal for microbial growth, structures called hyphae form and spread in all directions. The hyphae also produce spores that get released into the air and aid in the mold's reproduction.
 
In some cases, these appliances and plumbing can develop slow leaks that you do not notice right away. As time goes on the problems created by the excessive moisture gets worse and worse. Our experts at SERVPRO know that mitigating the problem as quickly as possible is essential to reduce the severity of the issues.

As soon as our SERVPRO technicians diagnose contamination inside your laundry room, measures are taken to keep microbes from spreading to unaffected areas inside your home. If the mold patch is small, scraping off the fungi and vacuuming the particles may suffice for the cleanup prior to an antimicrobial application. The first thing we do is set up a containment chamber. In extreme infestations the chamber consists of metal poles and thick plastic that is used to prevent dust and spores from getting into the airflow inside the structure. Other barriers may simply be a sheet of plastic. We then attach an air scrubber to a hole in the contained region to create negative air pressure and suck up any dust or microbes stirred up during the restoration process.

If the initial problem is not treated correctly and promptly, the issues can get much worse. After any contaminated materials are removed or treated, the final step is to dry out building materials so that wet conditions do not cause mold to form in the same area again. Any time you notice a fungus, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 any day of the week.

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Water and Fire Damage in Your Fort Myers Residence Can Be a Major Hassle for Your Family

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Water and Fire Damage in Your Fort Myers Residence Can Be a Major Hassle for Your Family SERVPRO Cleans Up and Restores Fire Damaged Homes and Condos in the Fort Myers Area

Need Cleaning and Restoring Both Wet and Charred Debris from Your Fort Myers Home? Call SERVPRO

Accidents are most likely to happen in the bathroom or kitchen of your Fort Myers home than in any other area of your property. When one of these accidents affects the area substantially and renders it unsafe or otherwise unusable, it can cause long-term disruption to your family.

When you entertain guests in your Fort Myers home, accidents in the bathroom involving fire damage can make even short visits difficult and unpleasant. The professional crews from SERVPRO can restore any room of the home after it sustains damage from a fire, flood, exposure to water, or another disaster. Our technicians earn professional certificates from the IICRC, showing their full range of skills in restoration science.

Because most people extinguish fires by using water, fire damaged areas often sustain additional damage this extinguishing. When homeowners fail to obtain mitigation services promptly, related problems quickly develop and can lead to more expensive repair work. Damage from microbial activity and infestation can also plague property owners when humidity levels in the house stay elevated. Additionally, odors can soon begin bothering occupants in a dwelling that contains any of these situations. SERVPRO technicians understand how one type of damage can develop into other problems and we work to not only mitigate these situations but prevent them whenever possible.

Charred wood and many other materials splinter when burning, leaving jagged edges, nails, and other sharp edges and these can cause injuries. We remove these problem-causing items from your home and make sure we dispose of them so they cannot cause harm to curious neighborhood children. We can then extract the water saturating your home's walls and other materials, so new building materials do not face the risk of water or microbial damage after installation. Our goal in restoring your home is to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda wants to help your family live in a safe home that functions correctly, in every room, keeping frustrating situations to a minimum and allowing your family to enjoy the comforts of home. Call our 24-hour emergency service line at (941) 575-5910 if your home in the Cleveland, Pirate Harbor or Salvista areas experience fire damage.

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Commercial Water Damage Professionals in Fort Myers Explain Dehumidification

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Professionals in Fort Myers Explain Dehumidification To keep your store location open after a water damage event, contact SERVPRO for effective and efficient water damage restoration services.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Time is of the Essence When Dealing With Water Damage in Your Store

As office and retail buildings in Fort Myers age, things tend to break and malfunction. If a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions, water can leak into your retail stores. Excessive moisture can cause structural problems, and if left too long mold can develop.
 
Whenever working on a company's property, saving money and reducing loss of revenue due to the restoration process are top priorities. During any commercial water damage situation in Fort Myers, removing moisture from the structure within 48 hours is essential. To accomplish this, extraction takes place first then we set up air moving and dehumidification systems for rapid drying.
 
Before the restoration process begins, the area gets secured so that any potential hazards are blocked off or made safe for your tenants and their customers. Then our SERVPRO technicians formulate a strategy to complete the mitigation project. When designing the work plan, we keep your tenant's business functions in mind and schedule work so that it does not hurt anyone's company revenue.
 
Once we have determined our plan of attack, we begin the extraction process following IICRC procedures and standards. Once all of the moisture possible gets pulled out of wet materials, we start the drying stage. The number of air movers and dehumidifiers that get set up in the affected region depend on how severe the damage is.
 
When figuring out how many dehumidifiers to place inside a structure, factors like the capacity of the machine and the environment being dried get considered. One thing that can affect how much dehumidification is needed is how many porous materials got wet inside the affected area. Porous substances hold more moisture than non-porous items and put more water into the air during the drying process.
 
The capacity of a dehumidifier is measured in two ways. All dehumidifiers are rated from the factory based on how many cubic feet of air they can condition in a minute called CFM. Dehumidifiers also vary by the number of gallons of water removed in 24 hours under set standard conditions.
 
Rapidly drying out the structure of your retail buildings is vital and requires experience and knowledge. If you ever need help with remediating water-related issues, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 24 hours a day.
 
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Mold Damage Easily Spreads After Hiding In Decorative Brick And Concrete In Fort Myers Properties

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Easily Spreads After Hiding In Decorative Brick And Concrete In Fort Myers Properties A home in Fort Myers can sustain mold damage when moisture collects in areas of the house and allows microbes to proliferate.

Mold Damage

Keeping your Fort Myers home beautiful and in perfect condition requires ongoing maintenance. This includes taking care of appliances and performing regular checks to ensure that everything functions as it should. Sometimes, homeowners overlook things that eventually cause problems.

A home in Fort Myers can sustain mold damage when moisture collects in areas of the house and allows microbes to proliferate. Some locations, such as decorative cement, terra cotta, and brick provide tiny spaces for microbes to collect, and also the potential to entrap moisture and dust containing organic matter. Although these materials seem hard and durable, their porous nature forms a suitable environment for microbes to thrive.

Homes always contain microbes to some degree, but the overgrowth of any strain or variety leads to problems in other areas of your pristine home. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) can detect where mold colonizations began growing and remove these. When materials become damaged because of mold and other microbes, part of the remediation process requires the removal and replacement of these materials.

When mold inside pores, cracks, and crevices in decorative pieces outgrows the spaces available, spores sent out start new growth cycles after ending up in places throughout your home. These spores can land anywhere after traveling around the inside of your home on already existing air currents.

Remediation of your home removes the mold found growing there but also involves a permanent reduction of excessive moisture. Installing dehumidifiers can accomplish this in your home. Cleaning textured surfaces can help considerably in preventing future outbreaks, as well. Treating these facets of your home can also keep any surviving or newly deposited molds from releasing spores.

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda provides services to Solana, Salvista, and Punta Gorda residents. Mold damage can happen year-round, so we are always available by calling (941) 575-5910. When microbial activity seems to affect your home continually, let us find the reason why and then resolve the situation for you.

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Water Removal from Fort Myers Homes

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal from Fort Myers Homes The key to restoring a flooded home is fast water removal, SERVPRO responds quickly to restore your home "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO When You Experience Water Damage in Your Home

Most Fort Myers homes have recovered from the extreme storms of last year, but that does not mean everyone is high and dry. Despite the effects of hurricanes and other extreme weather problems, most water problems in area homes come from much more mundane sources like failed plumbing.

Regardless if it is a rusted out water heater or a split washer hose, Fort Myers water removal efforts are much the same. SERVPRO teams know that the key to preserving area homes is removing the standing water as quickly as possible.

The two primary tools technicians use for water removal are pumps and water extraction wands. Our teams have access to a variety of pumps so they can tailor to each home the device required to return it to a dry, safe condition. Large homes may need more than one pump with a high capacity rate while small apartments and attic lofts require smaller pumps to access everywhere. Since the water is treated and not stormwater, our teams pump it directly into the nearest storm drain.

Now, our IICRC certified technicians switch to the extraction wands. Most of the types our teams use are portable and connect to a holding rolling behind the operator or strapped to his back. For large homes and commercial buildings, our offices also have extractors that connect to the facility or an outside power source and a holding tank also outside the structure.

These devices also have adjustable heating, vacuum, and speed levels. Each is very important so that each user can adjust the operation to match the type of carpet. If one, or all three are turned too high, the increased temperature and pull can separate the upper layer of the carpet from the others instead of properly drying it. That forces the owner to replace a carpet that a SERVPRO team could have restored to its original condition.

The goal of SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda is to help each owner return to a safe, dry home after a disaster. If you are dealing with a failed washing machine or a leaky pipe, call our office at (941) 575-5910 today with any questions or to schedule a visit.

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How SERVPRO Handles Fire Damage at a Gym in Fort Myers

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Handles Fire Damage at a Gym in Fort Myers Fire damage can cause problems with your equipment and the structure of your building requiring professional restoration services.

Call SERVPRO if Your Business Experiences Fire Damage

When fire damage hits a gym in Fort Myers, it can sometimes be challenging to get an accurate reading of costs and replacements that we may need to cover in the coming weeks. Exercise equipment and facilities may be able to resist and withstand even direct flames in some cases, but could also be rendered unusable by secondary factors including chemical erosion, smoke damage, and water damage. SERVPRO operates on a strategy of mitigation and restoration before considering replacements, and we make sure that as little expenses as possible result from the disaster.

Equipment

One of the primary financial losses for a gym in Fort Myers suffering fire damage can be equipment damaged or destroyed in the disaster. Our fast-response mitigation strategy is vital to mitigate these costs as much as possible. We can assess damage and institute preliminary restorative measures within hours of the fire and potentially make the difference for thousands of dollars' worth of equipment. Our expert cleaning solutions and IICRC training allow us to clean all residue from both the exterior and interior parts of exercise machines. In addition, for electronics and more complex cases, we maintain a list of expert contractors to make sure every piece gets the treatment it needs.

Structure

Fire damage to the structure of your building can vary in size and scale from small, light charring and smoke damage to large-scale structural destruction and burn marks. An expert eye is critical to evaluate structural damage, as some signs of imminent collapse may be hard to identify without training and experience. Our inspectors evaluate the entire building for potential hazards, the extent of damage, and specific circumstances before creating a plan to tackle the problem as efficiently as possible.

Complications

Because SERVPRO handles such a wide range of mitigation, restoration, and cleaning services, we can handle any complications that might arise from a fire. A ruptured water line or biohazard situation may make our work more difficult, but working with us allows you to avoid the headache of having multiple companies doing different tasks at once. We bring in the right people at the right time to create as little hassle for you as possible.

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda provides commercial-scale fire damage restoration work for businesses across the local area. Call us at (941) 575-5910 for our services or a quote.

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The Benefit Of Professional Restoration Services For Water Damage In Your Fort Myers Home

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Benefit Of Professional Restoration Services For Water Damage In Your Fort Myers Home Perhaps one of the most typical of these culprits that threaten your Fort Myers residence is water damage.

Professional Restoration Services For Water Damage

Despite what many homeowners might think, your house did not get constructed to be impervious to disaster or damages. While you can work hard to keep your exterior in prime condition and potential hazards like trees trimmed back, the shocking news is that a large part of the threats to the structural integrity and comfortable living in your Fort Myers home happens on the inside.

Perhaps one of the most typical of these culprits that threaten your Fort Myers residence is water damage. It can occur in numerous ways, so it is one of the most challenging of circumstances to prevent. While outdated appliances tend to be a huge contributor to water emergencies in homes, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to causes. Fortunately, SERVPRO technicians have the training and expertise to employ the latest techniques and equipment to restore the damage to your home quickly.

Regardless of the cause of the damage to your home, acting quickly to get the problem resolved is in your best interest. The longer that water and moisture get permitted to inhabit an area and surround structural components and construction materials, the more damage that ultimately results. This reality is what makes SERVPRO such a wise choice for restoration efforts, as we work quickly to clean up the mess and dry up the moisture to prevent further damages from occurring.

Drying the area is one of the primary components of the restoration process for your home. This component showcases equipment like our industrial strength dehumidifiers and air movers to start drawing moisture from the surfaces and environment in the affected areas. To prevent the possibility of mold growth while the area is damp and warm, our technicians also typically utilize air scrubbers with HEPA filters to catch mold spores before they can find a food source and colonize.

There are numerous things to consider when it comes to water damage in your residence. Fortunately, this is nothing that you have to face alone. Trust the experience and professionalism of SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda to help you clean up the mess and return your property to pre-damage condition. Give us a call anytime at (941) 575-5910.

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Professional Flood Damage Restoration for Your Fort Myers House

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Professional Flood Damage Restoration for Your Fort Myers House SERVPRO has the skills and training to properly restore your home after flood damage leaving it "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO When You Experience Flood Damage On Your Property

There are plenty of circumstances that welcome damages from natural disasters into your Fort Myers home. Significant rainfall happening over a short period, especially when the ground itself does not have the appropriate absorption capabilities can result in flooding and flash floods which can devastatingly affect your home. If your home is one that had gotten constructed a few decades ago, many of the precautionary staples and reinforcements to prevent instances of flooding are likely to begin fading and failing.

Flood damage in your Fort Myers residence is a little overwhelming to see at first. While you want to move quickly to make sure that the contents of the affected area do not become irreparably damaged throughout the presence of this pooling water, you also have to entrust this to a team of professionals. We can help you to not only remedy the immediate concerns but also to ensure that similar situations do not happen with the next bout of severe weather systems.

Our SERVPRO technicians experience all manner of flood damage to both residential and commercial properties. We get uniquely trained in the latest techniques and strategies for water damage restoration and extraction, and utilize the most state-of-the-art equipment to achieve this task. Our brief yet thorough inspection of the full scope of the damage in your home helps to break down the order of steps to fully restore the affected area and also ensures that the appropriate equipment and personnel are on site to clean your mess up promptly.

Extraction is one of the most significant concerns when it comes to flood damage restoration. With significant volumes of water, our team utilizes a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet to quickly pull up the water and present conditions to begin drying efforts. The drying of the region involves a combination of several tools at our disposal, from industrial sized air movers to more focused equipment like drying mats and inner wall injectidry air systems.

Flood damage does not have to be overwhelming to see in your home. While it is unexpected, you can trust the SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda team of restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess and reclaim your house. Give us a call whenever you need us at (941) 575-5910.

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Mold Damage Cleanup for Your Fort Myers Home

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Cleanup for Your Fort Myers Home If there is a water leak in your bathroom it is likely to turn into mold damage if not dried out quickly.

Call on SERVPRO if You Find a Water Leak or Mold Damage in Your Bathroom

If it is left untreated, a water leak in your Fort Myers bathroom can be costly, especially if it leads to severe damage to flooring, walls, and paint. Besides the water damage that ensues, you also could have mold damage. Mildew or mold can spring up if you have a hidden water leak. It thrives on dark, moist areas, and a pipe which is usually hidden under flooring or in a wall gives the perfect starting point for mildew and mold to start growing if a pipe begins leaking.

Mold damage in your Fort Myers home is something you want to get taken care of as soon as possible after you find it. Not only does it grow and spread fast, causing more damage to your home, it can also create health effects for you and your family. Our technicians at SERVPRO are trained and ready to tackle your mold problem any time you need us, so getting in touch with us right away is a good idea.

Before starting remediation, we have to contain the mold to make sure it does not spread to areas of your home which are not contaminated. Containment can include putting up plastic sheeting, establishing negative air pressure in the area, sealing HVAC vents to stop contamination of the duct system, and establishing clean rooms and decontamination rooms.

The method SERVPRO techs use to remove the mold depends on what kind of surface the mold is on. Nonporous materials are usually able to be cleaned, while porous materials many times have to be removed and discarded. Most of the time by using damp wiping and HEPA vacuuming, we can get rid of spores which have settled, even when the materials are porous.

We lastly dry your home back out to prevent further mold growth. Some of the drying procedures have to be delayed until after containment, and the removal of mold is finished. By removing materials which are damaged by water, we can speed the drying process up. Dehumidifiers which do not have much airflow may be utilized during removal and containment procedures.

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda realizes that finding mold growing in your home in Solana, Pirate Harbor, or Cleveland can be concerning. However, if you find mold, just give us a call at (941) 575-5910, and we can help you clean it up and make your home safe again.

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When a Water Emergency Threatens Your Fort Myers Bank

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When a Water Emergency Threatens Your Fort Myers Bank If your bank experiences water damage, it is important to call a professional restoration company for quick and thorough restoration services.

Call on the Professionals at SERVPRO for Proper Commercial Water Removal

Your Fort Myers bank has been a staple of the city for decades, and it is an establishment that gets used on a daily basis both by the residents of the area as well as local businesses. However, much like any building, you cannot predict the reliability of the plumbing or network of pipes that make up the elaborate sprinkler system that is likely as old as the building itself. With little warning, any of these pipes can and do rupture, spilling high volumes of water onto the floor of the facility until the source of the water gets shut down.

While you might have a small maintenance team and janitorial staff to handle minor situations that occur, this kind of emergency is better left to the professionals that specialize in this kind of clean up and restoration. Your Fort Myers bank is in need of water removal services and water damage restoration, and SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle the task.

As you might have already guessed, water emergencies and disasters like this are more than just an inconvenience to you. For all of the time that you are not available to your clients and customers, you are affecting more than just your ability to conduct business and make transactions, but theirs as well. It is critical that the problem is resolved quickly and professionally so that your doors can reopen as promptly as possible to remain available to the customers that have been loyal to your institution.

When our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your building, our priority is ensuring that the source of the water has gotten turned off to prevent further damage from occurring. Extraction takes priority on our restoration process, as pulling the water from the affected areas is critical to prevent lingering issues like the weakening of structural components.

Drying is a process that employs a combination of several pieces of equipment at our disposal. If the plumbing issue occurred within the walls, our injectidry system ensures that the space behind the walls does not retain moisture (which can allow determinantal damage like mold growth to occur).

While this information is just a small section of the complete restoration process, it can at least help to assure you that SERVPRO of N. Ft Myers / Punta Gorda is an ideal choice when you are facing water disasters to your business. You can reach our experienced restoration specialists anytime by calling (941) 575-5910.

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