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Our Flood Damage Professionals Will Restore Your Home In Fort Myers

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

In the unfortunate event of flooding in your home, SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda can help you.

Flood Damage Cleanup For Your Fort Myers Home Is Easier When You Hire Experts

Flooding in Fort Myers occurs because of many reasons, including hurricanes and tropical storms. Coastal flooding can also occur if strong winds push the Gulf water up onto the land. Having flood insurance is an essential precaution for the residents of this city. After a flood, water can get into different areas of your house.

It is, therefore, crucial to contact a professional flood remediation company that can use advanced equipment to trace water ingression in your property. If your Fort Myers home has flood damage, you can count on SERVPRO to clean it up, sanitize and dry it to restore it to its preloss state. Our crew has years of experience in water damage remediation. We can take the following steps to handle the flood damage.

Extracting flood water
The longer floodwater sits in your home, the more damage it can cause. Our experts can remove as much standing water as possible from your home using portable pumps or wet/dry vacuums. The more water we extract, the faster a home dries. We also remove the mud, dirt, or other debris that may have entered your property.

Drying out your property
Drying out a house quickly after a flood helps reduce secondary destruction like mold development. Equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers enable us to dry buildings and their contents more efficiently.

Removing carpeting
Floodwater usually contains microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Therefore, when carpet flooring gets submerged in floodwater, our protocol is to discard it. Saturated carpets are also a perfect breeding ground for mold.

Removing water-damaged items
Moving items that got wet during the flooding such as furniture, electronics to dry areas can prevent further destruction. At SERVPRO, we also offer move out services, which involve taking flood-damaged items to our facilities for thorough cleaning and restoration. We have advanced cleaning equipment, including an Esporta Machine that is ideal for cleaning things like rugs, clothes, shoes, stuffed animals.

Removing mold
Mold can grow in your home 24 to 48 hours after a flood. Our technicians maintain indoor relative humidity below 60% to reduce mold growth. We can inspect your property thoroughly for signs of mold. If it is present, our crew can contain the moldy areas to prevent mold spores from spreading to the rest of your home and then complete the mold cleanup process.

Cleaning and sanitizing your home
After surfaces such as walls, shelves, and floors in your house, are dry, we can wash and disinfect them. Using specialist solutions, our technicians can sanitize the surfaces to eliminate microbes. We can make your home safe to live in again after professionally cleaning and restoring it.

In the unfortunate event of flooding in your home, SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda can help you. Call us anytime at (941) 575-5910 for effective flood damage cleanup. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Works to Keep Your Fort Myers Business Open after a Fire Loss

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

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Commercial Fire Damage in Fort Myers Hotels and How Best to Restore Them

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Hotels thrive during warmer months of the year, but the more guests you have, the more likely the chances of something going wrong. During these busy periods, a temporary closure can have a sizable impact on your revenues, which is why you should use professional restoration services to keep closures as short as possible. Our service has built a reputation working in the commercial sector through industry partnerships as well as with local insurance providers and adjusters. Using national-scale resources, we can mobilize a team of dedicated restorers to conduct repairs as quickly as possible.

Limit Closures Whenever Possible
A commercial fire damage situation in Fort Myers does not have to result in the temporary closure of an entire building. Usually, an expert assessment can yield an informed opinion on how much of the area needs to be shut off, either a floor or just a few rooms depending on the severity of the fire. SERVPRO can also provide a detailed itinerary of works to be completed as well as possible outcomes and timeframes. This kind of decisions can help a hotel manager to limit revenue losses by planning.

Multi-Pronged Attack to Mitigate the Fire Damage
Our commercial loss teams are headed by an experienced crew chief with qualifications in fire restoration and smoke technician (FRST.) We have ample human resources as well as advanced equipment to help control losses and restore the affected area to a preloss condition. A team of SERVPRO technicians can work efficiently to remove soiling or smoke residues from property under the precise direction of a crew chief. Once the affected area is cleaned, we can assess the best options for deodorization to remove smells.

Mechanical and chemical means of odor elimination
There are three methods of odor control with each one applicable to the scale of the task at hand. Commercial Ozone generators can be used on fully vacated buildings. These machines release an unstable O3 gas which alters the surrounding atmosphere and eliminates odor particles. In situations where the fire has been contained to a specific area, our team can deploy foggers or air scrubbing equipment to remove odor particles.

Commercial losses require ample human resources as well as advanced odor-control technologies. Contact SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 today.

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We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Fort Myers Home After A Water Damage Disaster

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

We have advanced equipment ready 24/7 to handle your water damage mitigation. Give us a call right away to prevent further damage.

Steps that Ensure Balanced Water Removal from Your Fort Myers Property   

Water loss incidents happen very quickly due do issues such as failing pipes or appliances. However, the removal process takes several steps before the property can regain its preloss state.  Carrying out each step correctly, and in time, helps ensure the best outcome. We offer professional water removal services that help Fort Myers property owners avoid common pitfalls. 

Any pools of standing water left in the property after the spill are a cause for worry. Addressing such pools early during water removal from your Fort Myers home is essential because it minimizes your concerns. Doing it faster also has an added advantage because permeation in semi-porous materials is limited.  Fast removal of pooling water is possible with the right resources. For small pools, mops and buckets can do the job faultlessly. If there are vast amounts of water, advanced equipment might be necessary. Our SERVPRO teams have a wide variety of advanced water extractors they can choose from depending on the size of the job, including: 

  • Wet Vacs 
  • Portable Water Extractors 
  • Truck-Mounted Water Extractors 
  • HVE Ride-on Extractors 
  • Water Claws 

In ideal situations, the water damage that spills would pool within reachable areas. However, water loss incidents are rarely ideal, and water finds its way into wall cavities, subfloors, and other hard to reach areas.  Failure to remove such water can lead to problems like mold, wet rot, and even bad odor. To remove such water, you have to locate it first. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermal cameras and other detection tools for that. We then decide whether to do some demolition to facilitate drying or use advanced equipment such as injecti-dry systems and drying mats. 

Removing all traces of liquid water does not solve the entire problem. It is crucial to remove excess wetness in building materials and contents. Unlike the other steps where speed is the key, the drying phase requires a balanced approach. Some materials like wood can be ruined if they dry too fast.  Other problems like condensation can also occur when there is unbalanced drying. Our SERVPRO technicians make calculations and set a drying goal.  

In case of water loss in your Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Shores and North Fort Myers property call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda for a well-managed removal process. You can reach us at (941) 575-5910 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Fort Myers Home After A Fire

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

This fire damage can be prevented by maintaining a free moving venting system for the clothes dryer.

Clothing Deodorization after a Fire in Fort Myers Homes 

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Technicians Can Save Your Water Damage Carpeting In Fort Myers

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Once your carpet has successfully dried, we can replace it to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

How Rapid Water Cleanup Can Save Your Fort Myers Carpeting

It is common for homes in Fort Myers to have comfy carpeting on floors. However, this comfy floor covering can quickly become a nightmare to deal with after a leak in your home. Flooding in homes can come from a wide range of sources but can be more serious than you might assume. The most serious incidents resulting from burst pipes can result in as much as hundreds of liters of water flowing into your home.

When disaster strikes in the form of serious water discharge, it is important to contact professionals who can skillfully remedy the situation in a short time frame. Water damage restoration technicians (WRT) from SERVPRO offer water cleanup services for Fort Myers homes. Standing water can eventually percolate through the vapor barriers in carpeting and cause serious damage. Once soaked, carpet loses half of its adhesive strength and can permanently delaminate if left underwater for too long. Once delaminated, the carpet must be removed, discarded, and replaced, a process that can be both time consuming and expensive for homeowners.

To help prevent you from incurring such costs, we use industrial grade wet vacs to quickly clean up water from your home. Due to its porous and spongy nature, carpet both easily absorbs and releases water. While this makes it easier for water damage to occur, it also allows our techs to rapidly dry your carpets. After using specialized carpet removal tools, wet sections can be peeled off of your floor and air dried. Additionally, we can use moisture detectors to examine the exposed subflooring for water damage. Once your carpet has successfully dried, we can replace it to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

To avoid the stressful and time-consuming re-carpeting process, it is important that you get on the phone with water cleanup professionals as soon as possible. SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda can be contacted at any time at (941) 575-5910, so call now to begin speaking to one of our emergency dispatchers.

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Your Key To Success in Commercial Water Cleanup in Fort Myers

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your restaurant get turned upside down from water damage. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Water Cleanup for Fort Myers Restaurant Bathrooms 

Water loss incidents can originate from many different points of your Fort Myers restaurant, and with the heavy use of areas like the bathroom, this area becomes highly susceptible to these damaging scenarios. While situations like sewage backup and more traumatic events require skilled professional biohazard cleanup and recovery and also require your building to shut down for restoration, clean water incidents do not pose this risk when the symptoms begin to get addressed right away. 

Knowing what to do in these emergencies can help with the mitigation process to come, but also helps to improve the efficiency of water cleanup for your Fort Myers restaurant. With a reputation at stake that hinges on much more than the quality of food on served plates, your customers depend on you to manage internal disasters immediately and confidently. Take these steps right away while management contacts our SERVPRO team: 

  • Immediately prevent foot traffic to this area of your restaurant using the appropriate signage. 
  • Get the maintenance department involved in determining the source of the damage and what accessible shutoff valves exist to prevent further water flow and damage to the bathroom area. 
  • With the water shut off, you can begin to sop up any standing water with conventional water removal methods like mops and wet-vacs if accessible. 
  • If moisture and dampness have only occurred on areas like tiled flooring and backsplashes, these areas can get dried with towels and other conventional drying approaches. In more widespread cases, renting professional drying units like air movers and dehumidifiers can help speed up the drying process. 
  • If you are unsure of the severity of the spread of water damage, you can rely on the sophisticated discovery tools of our SERVPRO team. We can quickly identify moisture pockets and dampness to address these risks appropriately. 

With the right response to the emergency, you often do not need to close your doors to your customers. If the damage becomes too widespread, you can count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda team. We can make it “Like it never even happened” if you call (941) 575-5910.

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Our Technicians Explain The Importance Of Sanitization In Your Fort Myers Home After A Flood

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

We can deal with the damage to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Sanitization Is Vital After Flood Damage In Your Fort Myers Home

Handling water damage to your home caused by storms or heavy rain can be dangerous and difficult. There are things you need to do to stay safe and start getting your life back to normal after a flooding incident, including listening to news reports for advisories. You should also avoid walking in floodwater for it may be electrically charged from downed or underground power lines.

It is advisable to return to your house only if the authorities indicate it is safe to do so. After flood damage to your Fort Myers residence, removing the water, sanitizing the structure and contents, and drying the affected areas is a priority. Cleaning surfaces and disinfecting them is a major undertaking that should be done properly to prevent further damage to your property. The professionals at SERVPRO can assist you to clean and disinfect your house to return it to its preloss state and prevent health issues.

Floodwater may contain raw sewage, silt, oil or chemicals, and that’s why proper cleanup methods that require disinfection are crucial. Floodwater can cause major issues with porous materials like upholstered furniture, carpets, textiles, and clothing. Microbes can grow in items soaked in contaminated water in as little as twenty-four hours. Our skilled professionals are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification and can use the proper procedures to prevent microbial growth. Microbes can enter your body and cause health problems if you breathe or swallow them or if they enter through your skin.

To control the spread of microbes, it is vital to extract water and remove moisture from the area. We can remove and dispose of the porous items submerged in water, including wet carpets. Our crews can use pumps to remove standing water and equipment like moisture meters to identify the amount of moisture present in a house and its contents. We also use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry a house.

We can use antibacterial, disinfectant, or antimicrobial treatments to clean your house. Apart from cleaning the structure of your home, our crew can clean the restorable belongings that water has damaged like furniture and clothing. Flooding also usually calls for professional odor removal and deodorization services because damp materials have a bad scent. Our odor control technician (OCT) can use different equipment to remove unpleasant odors from your home, including:

• Industrial grade air scrubbers

• Thermal foggers

• Hydroxyl generators

• Ozone machines

Our SERVPRO crews offer prompt restoration services while following a quality assurance system to deliver a great customer experience.

After a flood damage event, you need prompt, professional help. SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda can assist you to remove the black water and sanitize your home. Contact us at (941) 575-5910. We can deal with the damage to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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When A Flood Strikes In Fort Myers Our Crew Is Here To Help!

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Just call us at (941) 575-5910 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage In Fort Myers Can Happen At Any Time

Hurricane season seems to span a big part of the year, and all of us prepare our flashlights, drinking water and non-perishable food items as soon as June rolls around. However, even unnamed storms can wreak havoc for homeowners in Fort Myers. It only takes a few torrential downpours for water levels to rise and saturate the environment around us, leaving our homes vulnerable to its effects.

When you find yourself the victim of flood damage in Fort Myers, you have to act quickly. Reaching out to a professional and efficient team can make all the difference in curtailing your losses. SERVPRO works around the clock to respond to your emergency as soon as possible, and our water restoration specialists are at the ready when you need us.

Flood water has the potential of bringing into your home, unwanted bacteria and debris, which is why quick attention is essential. Our SERVPRO team begins the water extraction process by using one or several tools. As necessary, we may use truck-mounted pumps to dispose of floodwater in the appropriate sewage system, or we may use smaller equipment for lesser amounts of water residue. Regardless of the size of your disaster, our team is equipped to handle it all.

In addition to removing water, our team can also dispose of materials that are beyond being salvaged. Most natural disasters can render your carpets and other porous materials unusable, and our SERVPRO team acts fast to remove them from your home and treat them as recommended by environmental guidelines. As we move on to the drying phase, we seek to leave your home dry, clean, and disinfected, so it is ready for any additional repairs.

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda is a part of our community and understands the importance of keeping your home safe after water events. Just call us at (941) 575-5910 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Can Help Prevent Long Term Flood Damage To Your Home In Fort Myers

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Our emergency dispatchers are available 24/7 for when you most need them.

SERVPRO Can Help Prevent Long Term Flood Damage In Your Fort Myers Home!

As hurricane season draws near in Fort Myers, flooding can become a great concern to homeowners. Sadly, people can sometimes return to a flooded home after evacuating away from the strong winds and rain brought on by a hurricane. We offer professional solutions to flooding and can do our best to prevent further damage to your home.

Water washed into houses in Fort Myers can easily cause flood damage to the floors and walls. SERVPRO technicians can quickly get to work to fight against damage to your home's structural components. Flood water is removed with the assistance of truck mounted pumps or industrial grade wet vacs, and we can use moisture meters to inspect your floors and walls for excess moisture. If left unaddressed, abnormally high moisture levels can warp wood and facilitate mold growth. To avoid this, our techs can work fast to draw moisture from your floorboards with the help of air movers and can completely remove all excess moisture with the assistance of dehumidifiers.

Unfortunately, flood waters often do not stop at your floorboards. Walls can wick water up into themselves and permanently damage insulation. Non-fiberglass insulation stored in your walls can have its R-value (fire resistance) reduced, opening your home up to dangerous problems down the road. To avoid future problems, our technicians can drill holes in your walls to help facilitate the drying of your wall cavities and insulation. Additionally, we can make a flood cut to discard sections of your walls that may be over-saturated with water.

Once your house has had the flood water removed, we can go on a final walk-through and can apply antimicrobial sprays to limit any unwanted health effects.

If your house has been the victim of flooding, then call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910. Our emergency dispatchers are available 24/7 for when you most need them.

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How Water Damages Tile in Punta Gorda

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Loosened tiles indicate water damage. Call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda to eliminate the water source and restore your home.

Drying Out Water-Damaged Terrazzo Tile in Punta Gorda Homes

Many single-story ranchero homes throughout the Punta Gorda area feature intricate and skilled tilework. Not only does this provide an homage to the classic Spanish style in the construction of the home, but it also gives a unique aesthetic appeal that water loss disasters can quickly threaten. With so many smaller tiles making up floor and wall mosaics in actual terrazzo work, the number of joints and grouted areas in the material is also high. 

With the higher volume of grout points between individual tiles, water damage in Punta Gorda can quickly become a destructive factor for your home. Our SERVPRO professionals have a comprehensive approach to restoring these damaged areas of your property, and this starts with a prompt response to the emergency. The faster that our skilled professionals can reach your damaged residence, the less penetration that standing water and moisture have into surfaces like tile flooring and structural elements. 

Among the first steps that our team must begin when we arrive at a water- loss incident is to assess the severity of the situation. Our professionals have sophisticated moisture readers and detection equipment to determine the full scope of moisture and saturation for flooring materials and other affected areas of the property. This information can help to identify the best points to set up drying machines for this phase of recovery. 

For as water resistant as the tile itself might be whether porcelain, glass, or a polymer material, the grout for the joints is less impermeable. With enough time exposed to standing water or excessive moisture, grout can break down, and its seal against the tile can weaken and erode. With this degradation, water can pass through the grouted area into the subflooring and support materials to begin to adversely affect these areas and potentially allow for damaging effects like mold growth. 

Drying out these materials before too much damage occurs is a delicate and deliberate process that starts as soon as our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your home. We utilize many pieces of equipment, including our air movers, dehumidifiers, and even our Injecti-Dry System to provide a slow and constant draw off of excess moisture from the affected materials. 

Our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda team knows what it means to make water damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (941) 575-5910. 

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