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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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Electrical Space Heater Faults Can Cause Fire Damage, Options for Punta Gorda Residents

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Electrical Space Heater Faults Can Cause Fire Damage, Options for Punta Gorda Residents Using a space heater definitely warms the room when the temperature is cold. Take care when using such a unit and contact SERVPRO if you have a fire.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer BOTH Remediation and Fire Damage Prevention Tips to Homeowners

A warm bedroom is a necessity during the cold season, but chances are that a faulty space heater can cause fire damage. That means you should always be careful to prevent possible losses that such a small but essential appliance is likely to cause. If you leave a space heater unattended to, near a flammable substance, or you have dirty chimneys, then you risk destroying your Punta Gorda home.
 
There are some precautions you need to observe to prevent fire damage in your Punta Gorda property. Our SERVPRO team advises you to place the device on a hard and flat surface to prevent it from tipping over. Additionally, make sure the furniture, beddings, papers, curtains, papers, and drapes are not near the space heater. These electrical devices have a slightly higher current rating, so when you go to buy an extension cord make sure it can meet the specified power needs.
 
To be on the safe side, make sure you turn off the space heater when you are sleeping or whenever you leave your room. No matter how careful we are when using those electrical appliances, mistakes do happen, and we cannot hide whenever such incidents take place. Once the fire has been put out, it is time to call our SERVPRO technicians so that we can restore your contents and mitigate the damage.
 
We need to clean the charred particles the fire leaves behind and examine the level of damage. The burning process leads to different kinds of residues that need specific cleaning methods for efficient removal. While agitation is enough to clean particular areas, there are cases where chemical action or suspension and dispersion is necessary.
 
After capturing and removing the residues, we dispose of them by following the local and state requirements. After that, we can perform dehumidification to improve the air quality of the room. Deodorization is also a fundamental process to neutralize any unpleasant odors.
 
SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda is a trusted industry leader in mold remediation, fire, water and storm damage restoration. Call us at (941) 575-5910 if you need a service provider that responds faster to any disaster size.

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Effects of Smoke and Fire Damage on a Home in North Fort Myers

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Effects of Smoke and Fire Damage on a Home in North Fort Myers Fires can rightly cause a panic. Once your family is safe and the fire fighters leave, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Technicians First Assess the Fire Damage and then Bring the Right Equipment to Remediate

A house fire in North Fort Myers can leave your family out of their home and keep their cherished belongings out of reach for a lengthy period. The feeling of safety the family home once provided can also create an immeasurable amount of stress. Only restoring your home can bring these aspects back to your family's lives and make things feel right again.
 
Homeowners whose homes suffer fire damage in North Fort Myers also deal with smoke damage. Smoke infiltrates every area of the home and can linger indefinitely. SERVPRO professional technicians remove the smoke deposits so your family can live in a clean and healthy home, free of possible carcinogens and odor-causing particles.
 
Such particles are incredibly minute, and only a HEPA-filtered vacuum can trap them. Otherwise, they continue to float in the air. This is because they continuously detach from the areas where they landed after being carried by the smoke's force. Hot when they land, they attach securely, making extraction difficult, if not impossible. However, the natural disintegration allows them to re-enter the air, and this allows us to capture them.
 
To keep additional particles from disintegrating, the use of ozone and hydroxyl machines assists us is leaving your home with a clean, fresh smell. Whenever odors become particularly bothersome, which can happen because both high humidity and heat in the summer play a role in making such odors more pronounced, we like to use thermal fogging equipment. This method works well because it mimics the exact routes the smoke traveled and permeate into the same tiny cracks and grooves where the smoke went.
 
In addition to smoke-caused odor control, SERVPRO also offers our customers services to prepare their homes for restoration after fire damage occurs. Many aspects exist after a fire that keeps a home inhabitable. We help homeowners and their families return home so they can get back to their regular routines, quickly putting the tragedy of the fire behind them.
 
SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda assists residents to recover from fire damage events and other disasters. Call us at (941) 575-5910 so we can help your family recover their lives as we restore your home.

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Understanding the Moisture Content Goals After Commercial Water Damage to Your Fort Myers Restaurant

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Understanding the Moisture Content Goals After Commercial Water Damage to Your Fort Myers Restaurant Fort Myers Waterside Dining Stays Dry After Water Damage with the Help of SERVPRO

SERVPRO Strives for Rapid Water Removal to Keep Your Eatery Open for Business

Water damage to a restaurant can take a heavy toll on your business. Moreover, Fort Myers is a wonderful vacation destination.The restoration process can take time and can even close the doors of your establishment. One of the more prominent problems of water damage, however, is the residual moisture after such an event.
 
Water damage to your Fort Myers restaurant often results in an elevated moisture content that can cause secondary damage including mold and odor problems. Experienced SERVPRO technicians can help you take care of this residual moisture and minimize the loss of business.

The restoration process after commercial water damage often involves setting up moisture content goals for materials. It is done by establishing the dry standard and recording the normal Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC).

Dry Standard     
A dry standard is the moisture content of the dry material in an area of the establishment that is not affected by the water damage. The technicians take moisture content readings from these areas and establish the dry standard. The drying is deemed complete once the moisture content of the affected area is equal to the dry standard.
Moisture meters can be used to determine the moisture content while determining the dry standard as well as the moisture content after the restoration process. Of course, years of experience are also very beneficial in getting a sense of dryness and restoration of preloss conditions.

Normal EMC
It refers to the moisture content of the dry materials during everyday usage. These readings can be different for different rooms of your establishment. The normal EMC can also be used by the technicians instead of the dry standard to establish moisture content goals.
The term dry is relative and what is dry in one part of the world might not be dry in another. For instance, the EMC value of 5% in the wooden material can be considered as dry in arid climates while an EMC value of 13% might be considered dry in wetter climates, such as the Gulf Coast of Southern Florida.

Professionals use these values to establish moisture content goals to prevent your establishment from secondary damage.
Call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/ Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 today to speak with one of our experts regarding your restoration needs.

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Restoring Flood Damaged Property In Fort Myers

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Flood Damaged Property In Fort Myers The decision to remove or restore flood-damaged Fort Myers property requires more than a sentimental attitude.

Restoring Flood Damaged Property

Fort Myers residents have had to make some hard decisions this last year. The hurricane and other extreme weather incidents have destroyed not just homes, but personal property as well. Furniture and decorative items passed down through several generations were turned into debris that had to be removed just to determine how bad the damage is to the structure.

The decision to remove or restore flood-damaged Fort Myers property requires more than a sentimental attitude. SERVPRO can help make the decisions needed to determine which items are repairable and how much each might cost. We also help customers navigate their insurance company processes to meet all requirements.

Our restoration teams make these determinations using guidelines published by the IICRC, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. To use an example, simple wood furniture like a kitchen set is usually simple to restore and repair. Most of the cost is damage to the varnish or other finish. If the table and chair legs were under water for an extended period, then there may be some swelling and splintering of the wood.

We can restore minor damage to finishes with a chemical agent that eliminates water spots. If the damage is a bit more severe, SERVPRO technicians can eliminate it by stripping the finish and applying a new coat.

For actual damage to the wood, we first have to remove any excess moisture in the table legs. Our restoration teams can accomplish this by placing dehumidifiers next to the item to slowly draw out the moisture without causing any further damage. If it appears we can move faster; we use air movers to blow warm, dry air over the surfaces which helps force out moisture, so the dehumidifier captures it.

Once we have eliminated the moisture, we carefully inspect the table and chairs. For minor splintering and warping, we can sand down any rough spots and minor bulges using sandpaper or powered sanders. We can hide our efforts with a new coat of varnish or another finisher.

With any flood damage, SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda works to return your home and property to as close to its original state as possible. We know that walking into a room full of new furniture is nice, but it is not the same as sitting down to the same table you used as a child. If you need our services, call us today at (941) 575-5910.

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Remediating Mold Damage In Your Fort Myers Home

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediating Mold Damage In Your Fort Myers Home Moisture and Mold in Crawl Spaces in Fort Myers--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Offers Expertise with Mechanical Means to Cleanup Mold Infestations

When people think of the basement in their Fort Myers home, many might envision a darker area that is often moist and damp in areas. The revelation comes from the kind of basements that many people had growing up, but these kinds of conditions are problematic for those that live in your home. When the temperatures begin to rise in a damp basement area, mold spores have the kind of food they need to develop and grow on surfaces throughout the basement. Here in South Florida we typically have to deal with mold infestations in our crawl spaces. Same problem, too much moisture and humidity means mold growth.
 
The presence of mold damage in your Fort Myers home can cause health effects for all of its occupants. Instead of brushing a problem like this off to a more convenient time, it is something that should be handled immediately by professional remediation specialists that know how to remove mold colonies wholly and successfully. However, removal of all mold spores is not possible. Our highly trained SERVPRO specialists fit this description and can be a natural choice to help you navigate the remediation of mold damage in your home.
 
Conventional cleaning methods are typically ineffective to eradicate mold colonies because they fail to penetrate deeply enough to remove the entire fungal organism. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists have the right tools and chemicals to apply, and them mechanically remove the infestation. Then air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters can reach the farthest depths of seated mold colonies to remove them. We quarantine the area using negative air chambers to prevent the further spread of active mold spores through the cleaning process, aiding in preventing further damages.
 
Locating the source of the moisture and finding a solution to reduce or eliminate it in the air is a critical step in our remediation process. Without going to these lengths, mold can grow again and again as long as the conditions are right. Sometimes this solution is simple to locate, such as water seeping from mortar joints in your foundation walls. Other times it is impossible to prevent entirely, encouraging you to continue dehumidification efforts on your own indefinitely. 

Our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda IICRC certified remediation specialists are available 24/7 by calling (941) 575-5910.

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