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What Our Specialists Want You To Know About Our Commercial Water Cleanup Procedures In Fort Myers

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What Our Specialists Want You To Know About Our Commercial Water Cleanup Procedures In Fort Myers A small crack in a water pipe can spill hundreds of gallons of water into your building in a short amount of time.

Commercial Water Cleanup Technicians In Fort Myers Talk About Cleanliness

If the plumbing system fails inside your Fort Myers coffee shop, it is possible that you will find a situation where there is standing water on your flooring materials. A small crack in a water pipe can spill hundreds of gallons of water into your building in a short amount of time and force you to have to call in a professional commercial water cleanup company like SERVPRO. Once water enters any structure, it can quickly deteriorate the structural integrity of your building materials. The presence of excessive moisture can also create safety hazards for your employees and customers. The execution of prompt commercial water cleanup procedures can help reduce costly health and safety issues.

Anytime our SERVPRO technicians show up to an emergency damage situation we first take steps to make sure the work area is safe for all of our workers and any other occupants of the building. During the initial inspection, we survey the structure and point out any potential health or safety hazards before we begin commercial water cleanup in your Fort Myers business. Some hazards like potential trip or fall situations we can quickly repair before we begin mitigation procedures. Other issues like electrical hazards must be handled by a certified electrician. When this is the case, we shut off power to the area and block it off so that it is no longer creating a hazard.

Other safety issues could have to do with sanitization and cleanliness. We know that when you are in the coffee business that having clean areas to prepare and serve food and beverages is vital. In many cases, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to make sure your serving and preparation areas stay sanitary. If needed, we can build a containment chamber to seal off parts of your store so that our work procedures do not cause any health issues.

Before the job is finalized, we always complete a final cleaning process to make sure that your coffee shop is ready for business. If you ever notice a water leak inside your cafe, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 any day of the week.

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Is Flood Damage to Your Fort Myers Home 'Grouting' on Your Nerves?

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is Flood Damage to Your Fort Myers Home 'Grouting' on Your Nerves? Hurricane season may be over, but storm season is year round in Fort Myers.

Remediating Flood Damage In Fort Myers Kitchens And Bathrooms

The hurricane season is over, but Fort Myers homes still face rain and thunderstorms coming off the Gulf and out of the Atlantic. Owners that may still be in the process of rebuilding now face further problems and damage.  

The first steps in dealing with Fort Myers flood damage are to stop water from coming in and removing what has already entered the home. With more storms in the forecast, SERVPRO work crews move quickly to secure the home.  

They start with plywood or specially treated canvas to cover uncompleted repairs to the roof and walls. It may also be necessary to cover areas close to the ground if there is repair work in progress at entry points for the utilities.  

Next, crew members use industrial pumps to remove the flood water. Since this is outside water, there are contaminants like soil, lawn fertilizers, and more. They pump everything into the nearest sewer drain to avoid accidentally contaminating the owner and neighbor’s property.  

For new construction in bathrooms and kitchens, there are many tiles, which means new grout that is now at risk. SERVPRO teams use drying mats that can extract a massive amount of water from between tiles without damaging the grout keeping everything in place. They connect each mat to an adjustable vacuum that crew members monitor to avoid accidental damage.  

These mats are also very useful in drawing out water trapped between and underneath wood floors. The working action also helps to pull moisture out of the wood itself without causing any secondary damage to the surface of the wood.  

Regardless of the surface, our next step is to spray every surface that was underwater with a cleaning agent that contains an anti-bacterial chemical. Our crews use the agent carefully to avoid soaking the now dry surface. Once the chemical dries, the tile and wood are safe for children and pets to roam across once more.  

These first actions help SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda work crews prepare and return every home to its owner. The drying process can take an extensive amount of time, but it is worth the effort and cost to have your residence safe to live in once more. If you need help, call today at (941) 575-5910. We are here for you.

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Our Experts At SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged Fort Myers Home

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Experts At SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged Fort Myers Home Our team at SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda can make it “Like it never even happened.”

After Flooding And Other Watery Disasters, Professional Water Cleanup Restores Your Fort Myers Home

Regardless of the source of the water that invades your home in Fort Myers, getting things back how they should be is crucial to your family's ability to move forward and get back to normal activities. In addition to extracting misplaced water, other tasks need to take place to ensure a complete mitigation and restoration job.

Leaving any aspects out of the complex work needed by your Fort Myers home after a water damage disaster, including cleanup, can leave areas of your home unprotected. SERVPRO technicians receive detailed training that explains what can happen to a home that is only partially mitigated. Water cleanup helps destroy odors, potential microbial hazards, and protects against secondary water damage. It also removes any hazards that water damage causes, such as exposed nails and other fasteners, peeling paint from now-rusted metal accents, and much more.

We spend a short time in your home when compared to how much time your family occupies the house. Day to day activities expose your children and pets to nooks and crannies that you might not pay much attention to, but our specialists notice these areas and make sure they also receive the attention required to make it all “Like it never even happened.”

At SERVPRO, we dedicate a good segment of our time to learning new techniques, earning additional IICRC certificates, and honing our skills. Some of the certificates we earn relate directly to water-based disasters, and how to mitigate their effects efficiently and thoroughly. For example, the Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Odor Control (OCT), and Water Damage Restoration (WRT) all cover the problems intrusive water can cause inside a house.

Many disasters require water cleanup, including fire, due to the water used by the fire department. Overflowing tubs and sinks, as well as overloaded washing machines and clogged drains on dishwashers,  can cause localized flooding in your residence.

We earn our certificates because we are strongly dedicated toward helping families in our community recover as quickly and as wholly as possible after a disaster. We can only put this dedication to work for you and your family when you call us, SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda, at (941) 575-5910.

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Our Guide To Restoring Your Fire Damaged Home In Fort Myers

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Guide To Restoring Your Fire Damaged Home In Fort Myers While the fire damages to your home could be widespread, the indoor air quality is often one of the preliminary concerns for professionals.

Restoring The Atmosphere Of Your Fort Myers Home After A Fire

Some disasters can cause substantial physical damages to the construction materials and contents of your Fort Myers residence, which can prove challenging enough to overcome. When you combine this immediate, acute damage with environmental hazards and air quality concerns like fire presents, it becomes apparent that restoring the affected atmosphere within your home requires highly trained professionals with high-grade equipment.

While the fire damages to your Fort Myers residence could be widespread, the indoor air quality is often one of the preliminary concerns for professional restoration teams. Our SERVPRO professionals assess the full scope of the damage to your property, including the risks associated with potential airborne hazards, debris, noxious odors, smoke, and other atmospheric concerns.

For the risk of contaminants and potential health concerns, it is never advisable to attempt to assess the damage to your home on your own once first responders and firefighters have left the premises. By contacting our emergency response team, our technicians can arrive quickly with the appropriate personal protective equipment to catalog damages and inspect risks safely without endangering your family or our professionals.

To overcome odors, debris, and particulates, our SERVPRO technicians utilize several pieces of specialized equipment. For pulling particulates, soot, and even mold spores from the environment our professionals can use our efficient air scrubbers. These devices can trap particulates as small as .3 microns. Running these machines for at least a full day can help to reduce potential hazards present in the affected areas greatly.

Deodorization can happen with various tools as well, but commonly, our technicians choose to treat open areas and contents affected by smoke damages and foul odors with thermal foggers. This dense chemical compound emitted by the machine can get used for fabrics, clothing, carpeting and more, making it a vital piece of equipment to restore indoor air quality.

Overcoming air quality concerns following a fire in your home can be overwhelming without extensive training and the industry-leading equipment available to our technicians. You can trust us to help with every facet of fire restoration in your home. Give our SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda team a call today at (941) 575-5910.

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How to Navigate Through Flood Damage Restoration of the Floors in Your Fort Myers Home

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Navigate Through Flood Damage Restoration of the Floors in Your Fort Myers Home Flooding can quickly damage many types of flooring in your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

Reliable Ways of Fixing Flood Damaged Floors in Your Fort Myers Property

Many homes and businesses have experienced substantial flood damage as a result of the recent damaging hurricanes and storms. Replacing and repairing the damaged materials is the biggest challenge that a property owner faces after the disaster. By taking the right actions, you can reduce further damage and return your Fort Myers home or business to its preloss condition. We are exploring how floodwater affects the different floor types and the procedures we use during the restoration process.
 
Even a short time of exposure to floodwater can ruin the floor finish of your flood damaged Fort Myers property. Floodwater carries sewer waste, mud and, silt which usually remains in the property after the water recedes. If the floodwater touches porous materials, our SERVPRO technicians remove and dispose of them. Hard surfaces such as floors can be an exception since it is possible to disinfect them. We are careful when dealing with metal furniture that has tubular pieces since it can hold the water and create conditions for mold growth. With time, the metal pieces can rust and cause structural issues.
 
After the flood, our SERVPRO technicians remove, dispose and recommend a replacement of any vinyl, carpet and tiled flooring. We have to open the floor to the concrete slab and clean, disinfect and adequately treat the area before the installation of a new polymer flooring material. We enhance the drying process by placing dehumidifiers and fans at the site.
 
Certain moisture levels must be met before the installation of some types of flooring. For instance, the water-based adhesive that is used when putting in place hardwood floors cannot set properly when the humidity is high. Also, the moisture should be within tolerance levels before the various types of polymer flooring can be installed. Our team can use a humidity box and a humidity sleeve to test moisture levels in a concrete substrate.
 
SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda uses advanced technology to clean and restore your property after a storm, fire, mold, or water damage incident. No disaster is too small or too large for our experienced technicians, call (941) 575-5910 today and get your property to its preloss state.

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OHH!! Water Problems in a Fort Myers Retail Shop? SERVPRO Is Moments Away

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial OHH!! Water Problems in a Fort Myers Retail Shop? SERVPRO Is Moments Away Keep Your Fort Myers Boutique Open For Business During a Water Loss by Calling SERVPRO

We Can Handle Commercial Water Cleanup In Fort Myers

There are several inches of water standing in your boutique from an overflowing sink in the restroom that a customer must have left running. It is best not to panic because help is close by and can be at your place in a matter of hours at most after you call. Contacting us right away can be crucial because standing water can damage flooring, walls and the contents inside your store. Moreover, sitting water can cause bacterial growth after 48 hours, which makes acting fast essential to prevent further damages to your business.

Our SERVPRO commercial water cleanup technicians in Fort Myers are highly trained and know what to do in this situation. We can help get your business back in operation quickly. If possible, our crew can work while the shop is open so not to disrupt the daily operations. We understand that your place needs to be functioning for you to make a profit, but if necessary, you may need to shut-down for awhile during the restoration and water removal stage.
 
The crew may use a variety of industrial equipment such as portable extractors, wands, vacuums, and pumps to extract water from the premises rapidly. After our techs remove all water from the structure, we utilize air movers or axial fans to help dry the structure. Dehumidifiers are placed to speed up the drying process by pulling water vapor from the ambient air. These machines are highly efficient because they increase moisture evaporation. We know that working fast can help your business get back to full swing, which is why we train our techs to work fast.
 
If may be necessary for our crews to pack-out contents and to remove clothing, jewelry, and furniture from inside the structure to prevent damages to your merchandise. You can trust us to itemize, categorize and keep every item we take from your shop and store them in a safe place on or off-site until we finish the job. Also, with the pack-out, we can use a bar-code system along with tagging to track all removed contents. Doing so can also assist with the insurance claim.
 
If you ever need emergency commercial water cleanup services in your area, contact SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 at any time. We are close by and are here to help in your time of need.

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The 72 Hour Clock is Ticking After Water Damage in Your Fort Meyers Home

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The 72 Hour Clock is Ticking After Water Damage in Your Fort Meyers Home Appliance connections are common places that water leaks occur.

Water Damage in Your Fort Myers Home – Addressing the Problem Like a Pro

As a Fort Myers homeowner, water damage is the last thing you want to deal with. Like fire, water is a destructive element that can lead to many problems. For instance, it promotes mold growth on your walls, ceiling, and floor. Also, it causes damage to your valuables and ruins the structure of your home. So, the question is how do you address water damage?

Have a separate insurance policy:

Leaky roofs, faulty plumbing, and broken appliances are sources of water damage in Fort Myers homes. As a homeowner, it is essential to differentiate water damage from flood damage. In case water from faulty plumbing accumulates in your home, your home insurance may not cover it.

Want the insurance company to reimburse you for damages? Have a separate insurance policy for flood and water damage. You can get this through the National Flood Insurance Policy. When making a claim, make a clear distinction between flood or water damage.

Always address the problem immediately:

If you detect a leak in your home, do not wait until it is too late. Address the problem immediately otherwise your insurance company may not cover the damage. Also, it may lead to secondary issues such as mold growth. As a result, you may have to dig deeper into your pocket to make repairs in your home.

When you detect a leak in your home, you have a 72-hour window to address the problem. Otherwise, you are going to expose your family to potential health effects.

The pollution levels of water:

Water pollution falls into three categories.

Category 1 – refers to water that originates from a clean source. For example, a faucet or broken water supply lines. This water does not cause illness.

Category 2 – refers to water that may contain biological, chemical and physical contaminants. This water can cause illness. Also called “grey water,” it originates from sump pump failure or the dishwasher.

Category 3 – refers to unsanitary water. Also called black water, it contains harmful bacteria, unsanitary agents and fungi. It can cause severe sickness. Sources include sewage or standing water. 

At SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda, we are experienced in mitigating water damage. We use advanced extraction and drying equipment to make your home safe again. If you need the help of water damage technicians, call our 24/7 emergency line at (941) 575-5910.

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The Benefits Of Flood Damage Preparation In Fort Myers

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Benefits Of Flood Damage Preparation In Fort Myers Floods cause widespread damages to structures or the contents within.

How Preparation Helps When Dealing With Flood Damage In Fort Myers

Floods cause widespread damages to structures or the contents within. What people fail to realize is that preparation can help minimize the impact such an event has. Although rising water is the most common cause of flooding, driving rain can also lead to such an outcome. Preparation is therefore essential even if your Fort Myers building has the right elevation.

Various steps can help minimize the effects of flood damage in Fort Myers. Creating watertight shields for doors and windows can help prevent seepage from driving rain. Membranes and sealants can also help with wall seepage. Before taking any of these measures, it is essential to know the kind of flooding event you are likely to face in your area. You can get such information from FEMA flood maps. Alternatively, our SERVPRO technicians can inspect your home and offer you advice since we have sufficient experience dealing with flooding cases.

Sometimes property might flood because of landscaping issues. You can address this in different ways including landscaping changes that alter the elevation around the property or wet flood proofing. While the first solution directs water away from the structure, the second one allows it to pass through uninhabited sections of the house. With either solution, it is possible to avoid damages caused by water forces against the structure.

While prevention would be the best outcome, in most cases the water reaches the structure. Knowing whom to call before this happens is vital for your preparation. Calling a professional restorer like SERVPRO is beneficial because we can take remedial actions in time. We can help move contents from the affected areas to higher areas in your house. Extended exposure to water is the leading cause of damage to house contents. By capitalizing on manpower and experience, our team can move items quicker. We also have the equipment to extract water and clean up the premises.

If your property floods, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910. We clean up your property leaving it "Like it never even happened."

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Mannequins Need Rescuing in Fort Myers Clothing Stores After a Water Damaging Event

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mannequins Need Rescuing in Fort Myers Clothing Stores After a Water Damaging Event SERVPRO Keeps Clothing Shops and Mannequins High and Dry After a Water Spill in Fort Myerw

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The chance that water can flood out your Fort Myers clothing store is greater than you may think. It is possible that one morning you can go to open your store and realize you are standing knees deep in H2O and that you need help. Do not be in disarray though, if this ever happens to you, because you are not alone. It is estimated that over 14,000 people deal with an emergency damage situation either at work or home every single day. These incidents cost insurance companies $2.5 billion every year for services that can include commercial water cleanup.
 
When dealing with your place of business as opposed to your home, our SERVPRO technicians plan their work around your company's daily functions. We know that loss of revenue resulting from commercial water cleanup in your Fort Myers retail establishment is something we need to avoid at all costs. Most of the time we can do our work in small sections at a time or work when your store is closed so that sales keep coming in for your business. We know that your customers notice every detail of your location when purchasing clothes and we try our best not to impede foot traffic or disrupt your guests in any way. There may be times when it is more practical and expeditate to close down for some days to focus on water removal and drying.
 
Even though we may change some procedures to help reduce costs, our SERVPRO team still knows that the job is not complete until your building is restored exactly to how it was before the disaster occurred. After mitigating all of the known issues with your store, we come back to reconstruct and do the final cleaning procedures. We know that your store needs to look clean and smell good for people to enjoy visiting and shopping.
 
One last step we usually take before finishing a project is to clean all of the carpets in the building. Restorative carpet cleaning helps remove any soils created by the damage and the work process. The carpets also usually get cleaned with a deodorant as well as an antimicrobial solution to prevent foul odors and mold growth at the same time.
 
If you become one of 14,000 today and suffer an emergency water damage, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 any time because we are available around the clock.

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Excess Humidity Can Cause Mold Damage In Your Fort Myers Garage

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Excess Humidity Can Cause Mold Damage In Your Fort Myers Garage It is essential for you to reach out for professional help as soon as possible when you first see mold damage.

Excess Humidity Can Cause Mold Damage

Everyone who lives in Florida knows that humidity is usually high, but if your home is not adequately insulated to prevent it, humidity can cause mold damage. In the case of your home, your garage is not as well protected as the rest of your home and temperatures continuously fluctuate. Feeding on the moisture the humidity brings, mold spores turned into mold colonies along the walls inside your garage.

It is essential for you to reach out for professional help as soon as possible when you first see the speckled dots of greyish-green mold damage inside your Fort Myers garage. Not only can ignoring the problem cause further damage to your home, such as rot, but mold can also cause health effects. When it comes to your home, belongings, and the people who live there, it is best to get mold taken care of as soon as it is found.

SERVPRO can travel to your house within hours of your call to begin the remediation process. After an investigation, we can move your belongings away from the impacted wall and make a space to work. Afterward, our technicians can create a barrier out of plastic sheeting around the mold colonies. It is vital to contain the mold spores while we work so the spores cannot spread.

Before SERVPRO begins to remove the mold, we can set up an air scrubber equipped with carbon filters. Not only can this device help eliminate the odor that mold causes, but it can also suck airborne mold spores out of the air while we work. Taking the spores out of the air also lessens the chance of the damage spreading.

Our IICRC-certified technicians can use disinfectant to help remove the mold from your walls. Once your walls have been scrubbed down and the mold removed, SERVPRO can apply an antifungal solution to help minimize the chances of regrowth. After the damage has been remediated, our team can remove the plastic sheeting and return your belongings to their rightful positions.

Never ignore mold damage inside of your home. Dial (941) 575-5910 to contact SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda. No matter the time, we're always open and available to help you.

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