Why SERVPRO is The First Choice for Flood Damage Restoration in Fort Myers
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Mitigating Living Room Flood Damage in Fort Myers
Florida residents are well aware of the risks of flooding in the area. Still, something they may be surprised by is that 25% of flooding occurs outside of designated Special Flood Hazard Areas. During the length of a 30-year mortgage, there is a 26% chance of experiencing a flood—a figure more than six times the likelihood of a house fire. Not only is flooding a genuine threat to safety, but it can also leave homeowners with costly repairs and considerable stress.
If you need a team to restore your Fort Myers home after flood damage, SERVPRO is always available to remove contamination and restore your home to a comfortable, safe space once more. This local SERVPRO also has a mold remediation license (#MSMR 2529), so if your residence requires additional remediation on top of the flood cleanup, this team is well-equipped and thoroughly trained to take on the job.
SERVPRO's State-of-the-Art Tools
SERVPRO tools cover a wide variety of needs for mitigating flood damage, including:
- Moisture detection and measurement tools such as infrared cameras, and penetrative and non-penetrative moisture sensors and meters to evaluate humidity and determine drying goals.
- Extraction equipment, including gas-powered submersible pumps, as well as truck-mounted and portable extraction units.
- Drying equipment, including industrial-strength centrifugal air movers and commercial grade dehumidifiers.
- Odor removal tools, including air scrubbers, EPA-registered antimicrobials, as well as thermal and ultra low-volume fogging.
How SERVPRO Can Help
After extraction, disinfection, and drying has taken place, the next step in restoring your home to a preloss condition after a flood is preparing your home and its contents so that you can live there once more. The steps that are taken to do this include a thorough disinfection of surfaces such as walls and ceilings. Hard flooring and other structural materials may need deodorizing with ultra low-volume foggers. These foggers use water or solvent-based deodorizers to eliminate odors from water damage. Large ventilation fans run both before and after deodorizing for several cycles to ensure the air is clean and safe for residents and technicians alike. In areas where odors are less prevalent, pellets may be used to eliminate smells. Pump sprayers eliminate strong odors.
SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda helps businesses thrive by ensuring that their facilities look, "Like it never even happened." Call (941) 575-5910 for rapid cleanup and restoration service.
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Our Experts Are Available 24/7 In Fort Myers After A Flood
We placed air movers in this home on the floor and rapidly increased the evaporation rate to salvage the floors in this home.
The Fast Response of Storm Relief in Fort Myers
The entire state of Florida is no stranger to the harsh effects of powerful storm systems coming in from either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean, and homeowners in Fort Myers have experienced the subsequent losses firsthand. With every powerful storm system capable of generating the compromising conditions of flooding in the properties beneath the sea level, an immediate response is critical to best protect your home and its occupants.
While many homeowners have developed and practiced an emergency plan, overcoming the flood damage in Fort Myers residences requires more than thinking ahead. Many property owners can get taken by surprise when quickly developing tropical storms make landfall at our section of coastline, leaving teams like our SERVPRO restorers reacting to changing conditions to get qualified personnel to your house as quickly as possible. Large storm systems strain the resources of area recovery teams, but as part of a national organization, we have other branches to fall back on and assist.
When disasters threaten the homes and commercial properties in our area, we spread out our team and its capable technicians to help as many structures as possible. Because our staff also features a division of licensed contractors (MSMR 2529), we can offer our customers board up, tarping, temporary fencing, portable power, and even controlled demolition services as they are needed. This trained division of our crew helps us to seamlessly transition between mitigation and restoration work.
Flood damage is a particularly damaging situation for our experienced team to address, and it often hinges on our ability to remove standing water as promptly as possible. Between our light wands to our truck-mount pumps in the SERVPRO Green Fleet, we can offer the level of water removal necessary to gain control of a flood loss situation quickly in your home. In addition to overcoming high volumes of floodwater, our biohazard recovery technicians can clean up residues, contaminants, and even sewage.
We understand how stressful that flood losses can be, but as part of a large loss recovery team, we have access to personnel and equipment that can help out more of our local properties quickly. Give our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda team a call when you need us at (941) 575-5910.
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We Will Dry Your Flooded Fort Myers Shopping Plaza
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Drying Structural Cavities in a Flooded Fort Myers Shopping Plaza
Shopping plazas in Fort Myers provide a convenient location for multiple businesses to set up their storefronts. As a property manager of the individual lots, natural disasters, and the damage they can do to the main structure are often your responsibility as the overseer of each leased property. With a heightened likelihood of torrential rainfall and severe weather events throughout the spring and summer months, plazas in lower-lying areas can fall victim to structural damage that can allow for stormwater penetration.
With broader roof breaches, shared wall spaces between properties can lead to widespread flood damage in the Fort Myers complex. Structural cavities can retain standing water and allow moisture to seep through walls on either side to affect individual stores in the plaza. Not only can these circumstances threaten stock and inventory in these businesses, but trapped water in materials like drywall can lead to collapse hazards and costlier repairs by our SERVPRO water restorers and general contractors.
Drying out structural cavities falls to two specific approaches, both with individual merits. The most common way to adequately dry out structural cavities after structural flooding is with a positive pressure system. By drilling holes in the base of drywall wall surfaces, we can insert hoses that force heated air throughout this space to dry up excessive moisture. Standing water in this space would require our SERVPRO team to make flood cuts so that proper extraction can take place.
Another approach for drying out structural cavities, albeit a less popular choice, is negative air systems. These units are the opposite of forcing air into a moist space between walls, and instead, pulls humid air from this small space. The use of this approach is effective for situations where potential contamination could exist in this cavity, but there is no definitive evidence to prove that it does.
Our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda team understands just how many businesses can become drastically damaged by structural compromise that welcomes direct rainfall and runoff penetration into the structure. For effective extraction and drying after a flood, give our team a call at (941) 575-5910.
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Our Team Can Restore Your Fort Myers Home Quickly After A Fire Disaster
Our techs discarded all the non-salvageable items and structural materials before beginning the restoration process in this garage after a fire.
SERVPRO Can Help Homeowners in Fort Myers with Fire Damage
When there is a fire in your home, immediate response helps to prevent the damage from infiltrating throughout. If you suffer from fire loss, the professionals at SERVPRO can assess the magnitude of the damage.
Taking on fire damage in Fort Myers includes assessment of the contents of your home as well as the structure. There are three kinds of damage that property owners need to address. Each type of destruction has its own set of issues. Hiring professionals can help you to be sure that containment and restoration can begin as quickly as possible.
These are the three types of damage homeowners encounter after a fire:
Damage from Flames
The destruction from the flames of a house fire depends on the cause. If there is a fire from a match or a candle, it presents itself differently than it would if the cause were electrical. Proper restoration based on the cause of the fire is best. Our staff at SERVPRO can assess your home to determine if there is any unseen damage to the structure so that restoration can be done safely and efficiently.
Damage from Soot and Smoke
Soot and smoke leave destruction that could last for several weeks or months once the fire is extinguished. Smoke can linger throughout the home in the walls, ceilings, flooring, and furnishings. The smoke transforms into soot, and it can leave discoloration on various surfaces. Residue from smoke can also lead to corrosion. SERVPRO technicians can carefully wipe down and clean finished surfaces, plastic surfaces, and lightly-colored paint. We can employ the use of air scrubber technology that helps to remove the stubborn smoke from the interior.
Damage from Third Parties
Third-party fire damage can come from the firefighters using water for dousing the flames. The water can get into the carpeting, flooring, and drywall. SERVPRO uses infrared camera technology to pinpoint hidden moisture followed. We can then clean up any dry chemical powders that may have been used as well, such as mono ammonium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, or potassium bicarbonate.
Fire damage help is on the way when you call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910. Our team can help you restore your home quickly and efficiently.
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Fort Myers Sewer or Biohazardous Problem? Contact SERVPRO for a Return to Safety
Qualified Biohazard Technicians for Sewage in Fort Myers Homes
In most instances, addressing a biohazardous threat to Fort Myers residences requires the full measure of our team’s capabilities with both our bio-recovery technicians, cleaning specialists, and our construction contractors. Threats like sewage backup can present immediate risks to those exposed, and so you need to act quickly to make these hazards “Like it never even happened.” Our SERVPRO biohazard team is among the most experienced and well-trained of our entire brand, making them a logical choice for this threat.
Often the recovery of these instances becomes more complicated than sewage backup cleanup for Fort Myers homes, and instead, requires several additional steps to ensure that the cleaning is sufficient. Water loss incidents alone can migrate quickly through a residence, and when these similar circumstances carry substantial levels of bacteria and other contaminants, containing the issue is critical. We can set up containment zones similar to our drying areas in more significant water loss incidents to maximize the effectiveness of drying and restoration techniques while limiting the spread of contamination and black water.
Extraction and drying are essential mitigation tactics to prevent the continued spread through the house, and this requires dedicated sewage tools and extractors in our inventory. Our SERVPRO contractors on site can perform specific tasks that can help to boost our efficiency in cleaning up after this devastating circumstance, such as drywall removal. Exposed materials that cannot get cleaned with our powerful disinfectants and antibacterial sprays must get removed and later replaced.
Sewage odors are yet another concern after a backup. While cleaning structural elements can often address the severity of these scents, we must often use focused equipment to remove the remaining odors. Because airborne contaminants and particulates can still be a concern, an ideal choice for deodorization in your home can be hydroxyl generators. These machines can filter out many of the airborne threats and use the UV spectrum to clean and deodorize the environment. Air scrubbers fitted with HEPA and charcoal filters are also capable devices for battling malodors.
Cleaning up after sewage backup in your home can be something well out of the experience level and expertise of area homeowners. Our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda biohazard recovery team has the tools and the skills to help right away. (941) 575-5910.
Let SERVPRO Deal with Your Fire Damage in Fort Myers
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Fort Myers, Unwanted Smoke, and Charred Contents from a House Fire? Professional Cleanup and Restoration Is the Way to Go
SERVPRO technicians understand that emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice. Emergent situations like these are why we are available at all times for calls to help you mitigate the damage from a fire so that you can get your life back on track.
Fire leads to situations that can be damaging and traumatic. However, our experience and skill at SERVPRO help us to address your fire damage needs in Fort Myers. Our team is ready to take on projects of any size, including slight fire damage to more substantial loss incidents. Our technicians address each situation with efficiency and confidence, using the latest methodology and equipment.
Addressing Damage from Fire
Fires remain the most destructive force that many homeowners face, mainly due to the urge to flee where the situation arises until the fire is extinguished. Although first responders and fire personnel arrive as quickly as possible, it is nearly impossible to limit the severity of many fires. Our SERVPRO teams are well-trained FSRT fire and smoke damage technicians and come to your property with everything necessary to clean, deodorize, and filter the air while using high-tech devices and equipment.
With any fire damage project, you must realize the content management is critical for recovery. We work swiftly to determine the extent of the damage throughout your property, earmarking belongings, and designating particular possessions for removal so that the pack-out phase can begin, if and when needed. All of the items are then taken into our care at our SERVPRO facility, where they get cleaned, dried, and professionally deodorized. They are then safely stored until their return. This entire process is documented using the CCIS Contents Claim Inventory System that also expedites your insurance claim.
As mentioned, containment is essential upon arrival. We put physical barriers in place using 6-mil poly sheeting and employ air scrubbers for negative air pressure to capture airborne particulates. We can also set up hydroxyl generators that allow us to achieve optimum results by ridding malodors through chemical reactions.
Should you have any questions regarding fire damage and the methods we use, contact us today at SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda. You can reach us at (941) 575-5910 seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
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Controlling Contaminants After A Flood In Fort Myers
Contamination can pose a grave threat after a flooding incident.
Controlling Contaminants For Safety After Flood Damage In Your Fort Myers Home
Flood damage means several things. Apart from the pools of water and deteriorating materials left in the wake of such an incident, contamination is also a common outcome from flooding. Floodwaters collect a huge percentage of the contaminants outside the affected Fort Myers structure. The rest develop through microbial growth.
Teardown and Debris Removal
Removing debris left after flood damage in your Fort Myers home is an integral part of dealing with contamination. Contamination is high in materials such as mud and silt deposited by the floodwaters and might include traces of raw sewage and industrial chemicals. Contaminants also take root in porous materials such as carpets, and since it is not possible to clean them to sanitary levels, removal is the only option. Our SERVPRO technicians shovel out sludge, silt, and other fine debris paving the way for cleaning. We also remove and shred porous materials like insulation and carpets for safe disposal.
A thorough clean up of the entire property is essential to remove contaminants. Such cleaning should involve the use of professional cleaning agents because water and regular detergents might not remove all contaminants. The method of application must also ensure the cleaning agents reach the contaminants because physical contact is essential. Our SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants. We also allow sufficient dwell time to remove contaminants effectively.
Controlling Microbial Growth
Some organic materials, especially on subfloors, wall bottom plates, and even tackless strip, encourage microbial growth and odors. When applying products, it is essential to pretest the area ensuring the selected product cannot damage the materials. Pretesting is also essential because some organic materials can inactivate some products. Our SERVPRO technicians have access to a wide range of professional cleaning agents so we can always find the perfect one for the prevailing conditions.
Contamination can pose a grave threat after a flooding incident. Call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 to help take remedial steps making it, “Like it never even happened.”
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Deal With Commercial Flood Damage in Your Fort Myers Apartment Building Through Expert Restoration
SERVPRO has the expert knowledge when it comes to your Fort Myers building flood.
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Flooding is a problem for millions of people who live in low-lying areas. Water damage is not usually the first concern in the mind of your tenants when they move into an apartment. However, weather conditions can change quickly, and floodwaters can enter your apartment building.
Commercial flood damage in a Fort Myers apartment building can cause big problems if it has affected several rental units. Flooding can affect you and your tenants in the following ways:
The most impairing repercussion of flood damage is displacement. Tenants may take some time away from the affected apartments until the destruction is repaired.
Loss of personal possessions
Flooding can ruin the personal effects of tenants. SERVPRO franchise professionals can reduce the destruction by moving affected possessions to safe areas and cleaning up the salvageable ones.
Water can affect the structural integrity of building materials. For instance, drywall can soften because of exposure to water.
Floodwater may cause yellowing of surfaces or stains, and this can lower the market value of affected apartments.
Flood damage restoration for apartments requires a knowledgeable and experienced firm to ensure your tenants are comfortable and contented. Our SERVPRO team can perform water damage restoration for any sized project. Our technicians can inspect the affected areas to determine the extent of the destruction.
Porous materials like carpet, textiles, and gypsum board absorb moisture quickly and may support microbial growth. Semi-porous materials like unfinished wood absorb moisture slowly and can also support microbial growth. Water may soak into many building materials without creating clear signs of damage. Therefore, we use specialized tools like moisture meters to measure moisture content in affected materials.
Our technicians make checks progressively to establish how widespread the destruction is. We then concentrate on drying the affected materials. We may also tear them out so that they may be replaced with new materials. If there is standing water, we can remove it using wet/dry vacuums. We also use air moving and dehumidification equipment to eliminate moisture.
Restoring flood-damaged apartments to their preloss condition can be a huge undertaking. SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda has competent technicians who can help you tackle the damage to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (941) 575-5910 for effective restoration.
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Is Your Fort Myers Home in Need of Restoration Services? From Water, Fire, Storm, and Mold- SERVPRO is Equipped to be Your First Choice
Mold grows in Florida very easily. SERVPRO eliminates the moisture source and remediates the mold damage in your home.
SERVPRO Has Training Plus Equipment to Handle All Types of Restoration Services
Living in Florida has its perks. The weather is beautiful most of the time, and knee-deep snow is something other people deal with in the winter. Homeowners in Fort Myers know damage from water, fire, and mold are issues that have the potential to happen even with regular maintenance. Pipes break, ventilation fails, and the high humidity of this area invites mold growth. When the weather in this part of the State is not ideal, intense storms and hurricanes deliver damage in the form of flooding and high winds. When any of these issues occur, you need restoration services to return your home to its preloss condition.
When SERVPRO answers the call to mitigate water damage in a Fort Myers home, we know we need to begin water extraction efforts as quickly as possible. We have access to different kinds of water removal equipment that gets the job done quickly.
When flooring receives exposure to water for a prolonged period, progressively more and more damage happens. Tiles lose their delamination and are usually a loss; although on a case by case basis, some types have the potential for reuse after cleaning. Hardwood flooring warps due to the nature of wood absorbing water. If cleanup efforts begin quickly enough, authentic hardwood floors are not automatically a loss. In some instances, with our specialized drying equipment such as drying mats, the flooring has possibilities for restoration.
After drying the property, our technicians ensure the premises is cleaned and sanitized. We provide a detailed report that shows the restoration services performed as well as any necessary repairs needed. Our report includes before and after photos and may expedite the insurance claims process.
Storm damage in Fort Myers properties happens from sources such as the severe storms that brew up in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic hurricanes and sometimes these result in localized flooding. When flood damage happens in a home, water removal efforts should begin at the earliest possible moment. Sheetrock is particularly vulnerable to floodwater and wicks it quickly. This action causes the building materials to warp and buckle.
SERVPRO technicians have the equipment to extract water quickly and dry the property. We use multiple portable pumps to remove water efficiently. We do several passes in each water-affected area to ensure we remove the absolute maximum amount of moisture before the drying process begins. This process lessens the time needed to dry the water-loss affected places in the home. Most porous items such as fabrics and carpeting exposed to groundwater are a loss due to the inability to sanitize them for reuse.
Since Fort Myers has high humidity, mold damage is a danger after water damage of any type in a home. We go to great lengths to ensure mold is not an issue after a flood water cleanup in a home. However, sometimes mold colonies form in wall cavities or in attic spaces where no one goes to often, and remain unnoticed until they begin to emit their tell-tale musty odor. Often mold infestations quietly grow and spread throughout a home before they get noticed.
When a home has a mold issue, they can expect the mold removal process to go like this:
- After the initial call, our technicians arrive on-site for mold remediation
- We contain the area
- Perform air filtration as needed
- Drying and removing mold colonies
- Cleaning and removal of mold-infested items
- Restoration of the property and post-treatment
Our SERVPRO technicians hold certification as Mold Remediation: #MSMR 2529, and we know that dry conditions are the bane for mold. The colonies dry quickly when our technicians subject them to warm dry air. They become flaky and brittle. During the removal, we contain the work area using heavy plastic over doorways and vents. We also use negative air chambers to ensure we do not spread spores during mold remediation.
We often treat the areas with an antimicrobial sealer to inhibit the regeneration of any mold spores until the necessary fixes happen to eliminate the conditions favorable for mold colony growth.
Much like when we handle fire loss restoration services, our technicians inspect the ductwork and clean it to remove airborne spores. This process limits the possibilities that colonies find a place to re-establish.
SERVPRO answers the call to mitigate fire damage in Fort Myers homes with the highest level of compassion and professionalism. We know fire is destructive and sometimes cherished heirlooms and personal items with immeasurable value disappear in the charred remains of the home. Our goal is to help homeowners realize less loss through the use of our proprietary cleaning methods.
Soot has the potential to become airborne and spread throughout a property in the same fashion as mold spores, so containment is a must during mitigation. We remove the charred items and inspect belongings as the fire debris removal happens for things that have the potential for restoration. We have multiple cleaning methods to turn back the clock on damage from the fire.
Smoke damage grows more pungent over time, and it is vital it is cleaned correctly, or it may cause more loss. High heat fires that burn organic materials such as wood or paper tend to leave behind dry, powdery residues. This type of residue should not have any damp or wet cleaner as it has the potential to grind it deeper into surfaces. Fires that involved rubber or plastic items leave thick, greasy residues that smear easily and require cleaners to cut through the dense substance.
Air quality is a large part of fire damage cleanup. The removal of airborne soot particles with the use of air scrubbers is highly efficient. For odor control, hydroxyl generators work to neutralize odor-causing by binding the molecules with hydroxyls, and this action neutralizes foul odors. We can treat upholstered furnishings using thermal fogging to deeply penetrate and eradicate smoke odors, so the furniture is not a fire loss.
For any needed restoration services for damage from fire, water or mold, contact SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910. Our certified technicians arrive soon after your call and work to turn your home around from loss and make it "Like it never even happened."
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Tips for Handling Fire Damage in Your North Fort Myers Home
Fires are among the most extreme kinds of disasters that occur to homes in North Fort Myers and may even leave the property owners displaced. The resulting fire damage is not only caused by fire but a combination of smoke, heat, soot, and water from firefighting efforts, which lead to different problems that need to be addressed. The magnitude of the damage depends on the potency of the fire.
If the fire is due to a short circuit or gas leak, it can spread quickly, resulting in severe damage to the structure and contents of your property. It is crucial to begin the process of restoring your North Fort Myers home after fire damage soon to prevent secondary. To get started with the restoration process, you should contact your insurance company. The sooner you file a claim, the sooner you can receive compensation.
You should also open all windows for ventilation and odor reduction. If the fire and smoke damage are not significant, you can clean the affected areas yourself. Make sure that you wear rubber gloves, goggles, and appropriate clothing, such as an overall to protect yourself. You can use a dry cleaning sponge to clean the walls and ceilings. A dry cleaning sponge differs from a standard sponge in that it is designed to remove soot and stains from smoke and residues.
After that, soak the affected surfaces with rubbing alcohol, vinegar or paint thinner. Then use a solution of hot water and trisodium phosphate cleaner to wipe down walls. Wipe down other surfaces such as appliances and countertops too. You may also use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to pick up loose soot particles gently. SERVPRO advises to call us for this cleanup, if not none correctly, the mess is worsened.
Apart from the visible destruction, smoke can cause further damage to your property and possessions with its odor. Clothing, carpeting, upholstery, and other fabric materials usually absorb smoke smells. This can ruin the affected items, and the smell may remain in your home for a long time after the smoke and fire are gone. The smoke particles may get embedded deep into the materials, making it daunting to eliminate the scent. Odor molecules are volatile, and they vaporize easily. The heat of fire also causes surfaces to expand and become more porous, making it easier for odors and residues to penetrate surfaces. It is therefore advisable to hire SERVPRO franchise professionals to remove the odors.
We do not merely cover up the lingering scents, but rather seek out the sources of the smells and eliminate them. We use advanced deodorization equipment, such as:
· Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers
· Thermal foggers
· Air scrubbers
With a high level of precision and attention to detail, SERVPRO is committed to dealing with fire damage to make it “Like it never even happened.”
When a fire has ruined your home in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda or Fort Myers Shores, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda for effective restoration. You can reach us any time at (941) 575-5910. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.