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Effective Ways Professionals Help Mitigate Fire Damage in Fort Myers

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Effective Ways Professionals Help Mitigate Fire Damage in Fort Myers This Green Fleet Vehicle on Your Property is the First Step in Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration in the Fort Myers Area

Fort Myers Smoke Damage and Odors Get Remedied by SERVPRO Technicians

Fire damages properties in different ways. There is the actual burning by the flames, exposure to the high temperatures and finally blackening and other damages caused by smoke. If you are lucky to put out the fire in your Fort Myers home before the flames reach many items, you still have to contend with some degree of the two other types of damage. There is less to worry about in this case, especially if you involve a professional.

For effective mitigation, proper assessment of fire damage in Fort Myers is necessary. To your casual observation, there are only regions touched by the flames and those affected by the smoke. Under professional scrutiny, the damage is more segmented. For example, the smoke residue in different sectors varies even if the fire-loss environment is the same. Even where the residues are uniform, the surfaces on which they lie might differ which affects the restoration efforts.

When our SERVPRO team visits your property, the aim is to maximize restoration instead of replacement. This goal is possible by taking the right mitigation steps. Our technicians inspect the affected areas starting close to the fire source to establish how far the smoke reaches and identify different types of residues left. This way, we can choose a useful cleaning technique that removes the residues and return the affected sections to preloss condition, whenever possible. We also take precautions to ensure the methods we use do not cause unintended damage. Sometimes, the smoke residues bond with the surfaces they contact. In such cases, we might combine both wet and dry cleaning methods using professional cleaning products. Pre-testing is always followed to minimize exacerbating stains and damage.

One universal characteristic of fire is the creation of bad odor. Even very small fires can produce pungent smells, and indeed after the smoke clears, they might leave the environment almost uninhabitable. At SERVPRO, we take deodorization in fire-damaged properties seriously, so we use different approaches to combat bad odors. Smells can persist if there are still burnt residues in the affected area. Proper cleaning, therefore, does most of the work. Where applicable, we can also use mechanical equipment such as hydroxyl generators to alter odor-causing particles chemically or air scrubbers to ensure the affected area regains its natural preloss smells once the restoration process is over.

Call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910. We are available any time and ready to help make the damage "Like it never even happened."

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Drying the Structure is Vital to Water Damage Restoration in Fort Myers

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drying the Structure is Vital to Water Damage Restoration in Fort Myers Finding out that your home has suffered water damage can be devastating. Contact SERVPRO for complete water damage remediation.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly and Provides a High Level of Service to Our Customers

When your home suffers significant water damage in Fort Myers, calling professionals may help prevent further damages to your property and belongings. Our trained and skilled technician’s number one goal is to return the affected areas and items in your home to their preloss condition when possible. You can trust that our crew to do all they can to make it look “Like it never even happened.”
Our SERVPRO water damage team in Fort Myers is professional and dedicated to restoring your home and aim to make customers feel safe and comfortable. We have over 1500 franchises nationwide and have been serving America since 1967. Through the years, our company has been helping homeowners recover from water damages across the United States. We respond fast and come prepared to work. Typically, our crew can be on-site within four hours to help protect the structure and your personal property. Working fast can reduce the need to replace items and can help our clients save money on the restoration of their home. Plus, quickly responding may help lower insurance rates.
Our SERVPRO techs are trained, uniformed and equipped professionals that you can trust to walk you through the job process. Our technicians undergo extensive water restoration training and certification and attend an IICRC-approved school to help ensure our training meets and surpasses exceeds industry standards. We have over 5,000,000 square feet of building space and house over 140,000 pieces of cleaning and restoration equipment, which means you can depend on our team to have the proper resources to restore your residence.
Once we extract the water, it is essential to dry the structure. The team can use specialized test equipment to locate hidden water. We understand how to thoroughly dry the affected areas as well as your personal property effectively. The team uses psychometrics, which is the study of air and its properties, to create the right atmosphere to dry the structure. We measure the properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure and dew point to measure air conditions inside the structure. Doing so allows for more efficient drying. Water can damage materials either by absorption through direct contact or by absorption of moisture from the environment. Measuring the level of moisture in the air is critical to the drying process and can help reduce damages.
SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda water damage services are available 24/7. Contact us at (941) 575-5910.

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What the Term Mold Damages Actually Means for Your Fort Myers Residence

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What the Term Mold Damages Actually Means for Your Fort Myers Residence Mold damage can quickly affect many parts of your home including the structure. Contact SERVPRO to discuss remediation options.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Effects That a Mold Infestation can Have on Your Home

Many Fort Myers homeowners are familiar with the possibility of mold growth in their homes. The subsequent damages that follow are where many of these same individuals are either misinformed or underappreciative. These damages can cause many problems for your home, and understanding what they are can help you to appreciate your need for immediate remediation.

When someone hears the term mold damages about their Fort Myers home, they often think of little more than the inconveniences of mold growth in their house and often that musty odor that coincides with the colonization. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of the potential concerns, and our SERVPRO remediation technicians encourage you to understand what is at stake.

One of the first things that this term refers to is the potential health effects mold colonization can cause. Often, this fact is enough to have a homeowner reach out to our SERVPRO technicians, but not always.

Another way that the term mold damages affect your home is through its structural integrity. Most often, the interior of your home and much of its upper levels get constructed with a combination of organic materials. When mold spores colonize, they look to materials like drywall, wood, and other similar compositions to grow and thrive. Within this growth and spreading, the organism is eating away at the materials, causing them to erode, degrade, and ultimately become unstable.

These damages could worsen without proper professional remediation efforts. DIY mold removal can and has made situations of mold growth worse or more health hazardous.

No homeowner willingly allows hazardous microbial growth to occur in their home. When you find mold growing, you now better understand what kind of damage that it can cause to your home and possibly to your family. Give our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda certified applied microbial remediation technicians a call right away at (941) 575-5910.

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Working Quickly Can Help Reduce Flood Damage In Fort Myers

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Working Quickly Can Help Reduce Flood Damage In Fort Myers Floods can occur at almost any time in Fort Myers, which can make many homeowners anxious about their safety and the security of their property.

Flood Damage In Home

Floods can occur at almost any time in Fort Myers, which can make many homeowners anxious about their safety and the security of their property. Residents in the area can rest more comfortably because there are experienced professionals close by that can restore their home in the event of a storm. Standing water in the home can weaken the home’s structure, which is why it is wise to call us right away when flood waters flow into your residence.

Our skilled and trained SERVPRO flood damage crew in Fort Myers can handle water emergencies when possible. Giving us a call can reduce damages to your home and may help save many items in your house like clothing, electronics, and furniture. You can rely on our expert techs to arrive at your residence within hours and to start assessing the damage immediately. Working fast can reduce damages and can help prevent mold growth. Our techs have access to various pieces of equipment to remove excess water from the structure. Typically, the team employs wands, extractors, pumps, and vacuums during the migration stage. Extracting moisture is vital because moisture can cause health effects.

After our SERVPRO team eliminates all standing water, they begin the drying phase. Generally, the team uses air movers, axial fans, and dehumidification equipment to dry the affected areas in the home thoroughly. Using this type of drying equipment can help to expedite the drying process. Plus, it can advance the water removal stage. Our crew may also utilize probes and moisture meters to check for moisture that is hidden beneath flooring and from behind and inside the walls and baseboards. Also, our technicians can use large drying mats to pull moisture from the floors and carpet.

Floods can be a traumatic event for homeowners in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas. You can trust our proficient SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda flood damage restoration services. We are a phone call away and are nearby, so contact us 24/7 at (941) 575-5910.

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Water Damage Pack Out -- What Assistance To Expect For Documents And Furnishings In Fort Myers

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Pack Out -- What Assistance To Expect For Documents And Furnishings In Fort Myers SERVPRO Provides Pack-Outs and Freeze-Drying to Preserve Fort Myers' Property Owners Possessions After Water Damage

SERVPRO Provides State-of-the-Art Options for Recovery of Possessions Post Water-Damaging Events

In Fort Myers water damage scenarios can be very dramatic, the result of seasonal storms that can trend toward hurricane force. Other water damage to local residences link to more mundane events like plumbing leaks, appliance overflows, or a neglected tub spilling out onto the floor. Any source of water can do damage not only to your home’s structure but also to your personal possessions and furnishings. We can help with all these issues.
When we arrive at your Ft. Myers home to assess water damage one of the first things we consider is whether to pack out some or all furnishings and personal possessions. If the space affected by water damage is extensive, organizing and moving out items help the on-site crew focus on water removal and structural drying. Transporting property to a dry spot on your premises or our production space also gives our personal property restoration specialists a chance to evaluate damage to clothing, electronics, books, documents, and other articles without the distraction of the water mitigation project ongoing in the house.
SERVPRO’s Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) provides the structure and recordkeeping as we select and pack up items. This system offers homeowners a chain of command for the personal property we remove. We also take digital photos of some of the items depending on their degree of damage or intrinsic value.
One benefit of moving furnishings to a separate triage area is the opportunity to set up a drying space away from the standing water and high humidity in your water damaged structure. A mini containment zone constructed of heavy plastic sheeting allows SERVPRO technicians to concentrate applied drying strategies on a few water damaged items at a time, We can balance air movement, heat, and dehumidification more easily, causing the moisture in the furnishings to transform to vapor more efficiently. The vapor is then condensed and captured or absorbed, leaving the furnishings dry.
Water damage to important documents is of particular concern during the pack out. SERVPRO technicians access a unique freeze-drying technique to remove water vapor from documents, books, and pictures without allowing the water to transition through the liquid state (sublimation). Lyophilisation or cryodesiccation are other names for the technique, employing a freezing temperature dehydration process. The damaged items are frozen, placed in a pressurized chamber, and then the ice is eliminated by sublimation.
SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda takes pride in restoring not only your house but also your possessions when water damage threatens permanent harm. Call us anytime at (941) 575-5910 to request our trained technicians assess your needs and start the recovery process.

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Preventative Steps May Speed Up Fire Damage Restoration In Fort Myers

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preventative Steps May Speed Up Fire Damage Restoration In Fort Myers Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration for Fort Myers? SERVPRO Can Help, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Suggests to Call Us First for Fire & Smoke Damage Recovery

Firefighters put out the fire in your Fort Myers home. There is some level of damage in the affected areas that requires contacting professionals to restore and clean dirt, soot, and debris. There are a few preventative measures we recommend homeowners take as you are calling us. Taking these steps can help reduce damage and may help save items in the home.

SERVPRO fire damage technicians in Fort Myers know it may be tempting for homeowners to jump right in and start cleaning when there is a fire in their home. We recommend waiting for our trained team to arrive before touching any items or surfaces inside the house. It is natural for residents to want to start removing dirt and soot from walls, countertops, and furnishings, but doing so can hamper the cleanup process. For example, they may use the wrong type of cleaning agent, which can cause permanent damage or messy smearing.
There are several things homeowners can do ensure the proper restoration of their home. First, avoid washing or wiping down walls in the home. Also, try to refrain from removing soot or dirt from carpeting or any upholstered furniture without consulting with our technicians. We also advise against operating any electrical appliances or equipment until our team cleans and inspects them because smoke residues can be conductive.
We also suggest that residents put dry, colorfast towels or old linens on the carpeting and upholstered furniture. Doing so can reduce the potential for further damage. It is also wise to limit movement in the house to prevent soot, dirt and other particles from damaging upholstery and carpeting. Homeowners should also wash their hands to keep soot from coming in contact with walls, upholstery, and woodwork, which can cause more damage. Also, if the HVAC system was running during the fire, residents should immediately turn it off. We can change the HVAC filter, and tape folded pieces of cheesecloth over the registers to prevent trapped smoke residues from spreading throughout the home. The now contained ductwork can be cleaned at the appropriate time.
Due to the risk of contamination, SERVPRO suggests throwing away all canned or packaged foods or beverages that are stored close by or in any of the affected areas. The same recommendation also applies to any medications or cosmetics kept near or in the vicinity of the fire. Following these precautionary tips can help speed up the restoration process and may reduce further damage to your home and items.
As a final note, limit what you attempt to do and rely on our professional FSRT technicians to begin the cleanup and restoration.

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda offers fire damage restoration services that are available 24/7. Call us at (941) 575-5910.

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A Leaky Pipe Can Lead To Widespread Water Damage In Your Ft. Myers Home

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Leaky Pipe Can Lead To Widespread Water Damage In Your Ft. Myers Home Time is of the essence when pipes burst. Our SERVPRO team can respond immediately and take care of your water damage emergency.

Leaky Pipes Can Lead To A Big Water Damage Problem In Your House

A dripping pipe might not seem like that considerable of a problem for your Fort Myers home, but there is a clear indication from its presence that something is in the early stages of going very wrong. With the slightest influx of pressure through this line, this small leak could provide enough disturbance to separate or rupture this joint of plumbing completely. What you face now is a higher volume of water which can spread through a wide area of this level of your home in a short period.

While you work quickly to get this supply of water shut down from flowing through this network of pipes, unfortunately, the water damages have already occurred for the most part to your Fort Myers residence. Overcoming them now means working as efficiently as possible to pull up the pooled water and to dry the area thoroughly. Failure to remove all of the lingering moisture could allow for unsettling occurrences like mold growth.

From the moment that our experienced SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, we work quickly to assess the full scope of the damage and determine what equipment we need to restore your home back to original condition. Once we have a plan in place, our professionals set out to repair the damage to the source of the water damage, and remove any unsalvageable building material to get later replaced.

Extraction is not always a necessity, but this would be among the first steps taken. Drying plays a critical role in the restoration process, because failure to clear out all the dampness, moisture and saturated materials can lead to worsening structural damages or microbial growth that extends the time for restoration.

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While a leaking pipe might not seem all that dire, with the right circumstances, severe water loss incidents can occur with little to no warning. The best thing that you can do is to take care of these instances as you find them, but if the damage is already done, trust our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda professionals to help you clean up the mess. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (941) 575-5910.

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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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