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Your Key To Success in Commercial Water Cleanup in Fort Myers

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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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After Your Commercial Property In Fort Myers Experiences A Fire Damage Emergency, Our Crew Is Here To Help!

7/18/2020 (Permalink)

Solving Commercial Fire Damage In Fort Myers

It is not uncommon for a busy restaurant to experience a kitchen fire. Firefighters can contain a fire to a small area, but damages can be inflicted on appliances and ventilation. In some situation, billowing smoke can enter the dining area leaving behind soots or smoke residues. Often these residues come from protein fires which involve the burning of animal fats. What is left behind is a thick set residue and a very unpleasant odor that could force temporary closure.

We can provide a crew of professionally qualified restoration experts for commercial fire damage in Fort Myers. Our experience in working with commercial property managers is extensive as well as working closely with insurance adjusters local to the area. In the case of soot and smoke deposits, acting quickly is essential. Firefighting procedures involve water which can cause soot to set into fabrics causing permanent damage.

SERVPRO restoration method involves conducting a thorough pre-test of the affected area to decide which techniques and equipment are going to be most effective. Different types of material burn at different temperatures, meaning that no two fires are the same. Testing soots can help us to clean more efficiently as well as prioritizing certain aspects of the routine. Fabrics, for example, are likely to be treated first due to the greater risk of permanent damage if left to sit.

Smoke travels into clean air rising toward the ceilings of the property. Where there is ventilation or an air duct, thick smokes can enter leaving behind soot and odor. SERVPRO has technicians with multi-disciplinary training including HVAC & Air Duct restoration. We can enter, assess and restore these crucial elements to help get your business get back to work as quickly as possible.

The most successful way of tackling odors is by finding the source. At times, an odor may linger after appliances and surfaces are clean. SERVPRO can bring in industrial grade thermal foggers to deodorize the area thoroughly. Thermal foggers vaporize solvent which acts as a pairing agent, finding and attaching itself to odor particles. These particles are then neutralized.

Temporary closures can impact revenues. Contact SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 now.

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Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Leaves Fort Myers Shores School Clean and Safe.

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

A redheaded child raising his hand in a classroom. Let us help keep our young minds in their Fort Myers Shores classroom, not out do to flood water.

SERVPRO will help keep your Fort Myers Shores schools waterless from a flood.

A flooding incident in Fort Myers Shores affected many properties, including a school, halting learning activities. The incident caused many problems both inside and outside the school structures requiring a concerted effort to restore normalcy at the institution. SERVPRO has sufficient experience dealing with flooding problems, making it easier to address such incidents.

Unlike other commercial flood damage incidents in Fort Myers Shores, the water around the institution receded fast, creating a perfect opportunity to accomplish various restoration tasks. For instance, we managed to inspect the damages left by the flooding outside the buildings where we discovered various types of debris, including bricks and mud pushed by the water from other areas. Our SERVPRO technicians managed to remove the rubble quickly using a mini land-mover and pressure washers.

The damages inside the structures were intensive because of the wide variety of materials susceptible to water damage. We also had to protect the interiors from further loss because some of the windows were shattered, and a wall in one of the classrooms had a gaping hole. Such openings allow weather elements, small animals, and even vandals, unfettered access into the building. Our SERVPRO technicians managed to board up all openings using plywood and two-by-four planks of wood.

The floodwaters had soiled the interior sections in most of the buildings requiring cleanup, decontamination, and drying. Our SERVPRO technicians first removed unsalvageable materials such as books, drywall, insulation, and other materials for disposal. We then embarked on the cleaning process using a combination of methods, including mechanical agitation with brushes and chemical action using professional cleaning agents. Deodorizing the affected areas and applying disinfectants and antimicrobial agents ensured that the affected areas were not only clean but also looked and smelled clean.

The damage left by a simple flooding incident can seem overwhelming. Call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 to help with the cleanup and other restoration processes making it, "Like it never even happened."

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We Get You Back In Business In Fort Myers After A Flood

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Air movers sitting on concrete Our air movers worked rapidly to increase the evaporation rate and salvage these floor covers after a flood hit this property.

Advanced Resources Ease Clean Up after Commercial Flood Damage Incident at Fort Myers Gas Station 

A night of heavy rain left many businesses in Fort Myers grappling with various forms of flood damages. One of the gas stations was completely marooned, with inches of groundwater covering most of the surfaces. The water left layers of mud and other fine wastes inside the structure and the paved section around the pumps and parking sections.

It was an uncommon type of commercial flood damage in Fort Myers since most of the materials in areas affected by the water could withstand exposure. For example, the hard tiled floors inside the convenience store could withstand extended water exposure due to their non-porous nature. However, there were still problems to address because of the soling that necessitated extensive cleaning efforts. Apart from inconveniencing the staff with cleanup work, there were hours of downtime when the station could not serve customers.

Efforts by our SERVPRO team augmented what the employees had already started. The most notable change was the speed at which pressure washers cleaned off the mud from the outdoor paving compared to the hose and brooms the employees were using before we arrived. By spraying water at high pressure, up to 3000psi, pressure washers push off the mud from the surfaces as well as crevices such as grooves where the paving blocks join, leaving an area clean with just a few passes.

Inside the convenience store, we had to perform extra steps to complete the cleanup. After cleaning the dirty floor, we had to sanitize the area using disinfectants and antimicrobial cleaning agents to eliminate the contaminants left by the flood damage. A quick round of inspection helped establish no faults in the electrical systems or moisture in hidden cavities. Our SERVPRO technicians finished the process by setting up air movers to speed up the drying of moisture from the store.

Even with minimal damage to items, flooding still poses other challenges. Call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 to help handle any aspect of an incident, "Like it never even happened."

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We Will Dry Your Flooded Fort Myers Shopping Plaza

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

welcome sign in store For effective extraction and drying after a flood, give our team a call at (941) 575-5910.

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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Deal With Commercial Flood Damage in Your Fort Myers Apartment Building Through Expert Restoration

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Part of a city and buildings flooded with water. SERVPRO has the expert knowledge when it comes to your Fort Myers building flood.

We will always answer when you call about your Fort Myers water damage. 

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:

Displacement

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. 

Structural damage 

Water can affect the structural integrity of building materials. For instance, drywall can soften because of exposure to water. 

Cosmetic damage 

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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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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Don't Let Restoring Your Punta Gorda Business Take Over Your Life

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Stop water damage in its tracks. SERVPRO can handle any size issue for your business.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup for Your Punta Gorda Restaurant

When you are the owner of a restaurant in Punta Gorda, the last thing you need is any kind of a plumbing failure, especially when your business is full of happy customers. When you least expect it, drains in your kitchen floor begin backing up and overflowing at a rate you can’t control. Is this something you could have avoided? What do you do now?
 
As a business owner in Punta Gorda, you have plenty to worry about, and sometimes your drains and plumbing can suffer and are forgotten. Drain systems in restaurants see much more wear and tear than residential systems. When you do not maintain them properly, expensive issues and water damage can ensue. When this happens, our professionally trained staff at SERVPRO can help you clean up the mess and get your business running as usual in no time.
 
Common plumbing problems include silent leaks, backed up grease traps, leaky faucets, clogged toilets, sump pump failure and more. Every one of these issues can get more severe as time wears on. Many don’t realize that you need to be proactive about your commercial plumbing and drains. Water damage can cost you more than a day’s work, and you need to find a plumber you can trust who can perform routine maintenance.
 
SERVPRO technicians assess the damages when we first arrive at your business. Truck-mounted pumps are used to remove as much of the standing water as possible so we can then work on drying your structure out. Thermal imaging or infrared cameras are used to monitor and inspect the moisture in the building materials which were affected, and moisture meters help us measure the actual levels of moisture in different materials. We work efficiently but quickly so we can help you avoid a lot of interruption or downtime to your business.
 
When you own a food service business, you should have your plumbing inspected once every quarter to help avoid any costly disasters in the future. After inspecting your system, a plumber can determine if you need additional or fewer inspections each year and provide you with solutions.
 
SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda understands that any downtime of your business in Salvista, Bayshore, or Charlotte Park is money lost. Once you realize there is an issue, you should call us right away at (941) 575-5910, so we can help you.

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Water Damage Cleanup in a Fort Myers Business Doesn't Have to Be Hard

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Dealing with a pipe break is never convenient. Contact our SERVPRO team for water removal, remediation, and some plumbing repairs.

SERVPRO Tackles Commercial Water Damage Cleanup at Fort Myers Condo Clubhouse

A condo clubhouse is a place where the local community meets and also holds private functions, in short - it is usually busy. A pipe break partially flooding a clubhouse can be inconvenient and costly if the water inside isn't handled quickly. Additionally, the year-round humidity levels and warm temperatures in this part of Florida make an ideal breeding ground for mold.

SERVPRO arrives quickly to begin water damage cleanup in Fort Myers. The technician had already ascertained on the phone during the initial call the approximate size of the areas of standing water so we can bring the proper resources to handle the size of the water inside the clubhouse. Since this was a contained, localized clean water spill, the truck-mounted vacuum was used to pull the water out of the carpeting and the weighted extraction tool ensures the water is pulled completely out of the carpet and padding.

Often in the case contained floods such as this, there is no need to pack up furnishings or remove carpeting. We work in ten square foot sections to methodically stop the spread and remove the water. Once the water is removed, we move furniture to the center of the room for in-place drying. We place upholstered sofas and chairs up on blocks as the upholstery wasn't compromised by the water, only the wooden legs. Raised up on blocks, they can dry quickly when power air movers and dehumidifiers are brought in to thoroughly dry the area. We utilize the latest technology in moisture detectors to ensure the area and objects are completely dry. SERVPRO technicians follow up with a thorough cleaning with antifungal solutions to inhibit mold growth and leave a fresh, clean scent.

The condo clubhouse is an asset enjoyed by the resident community and needs to be back in service as quickly as possible. We are local in Fort Myers to clean up commercial water damage and return your clubhouse to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 for fast, 24-hour response to your needs.

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

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

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

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Keeps Clothing Shops and Mannequins High and Dry After a Water Spill in Fort Myerw

Commercial Water Cleanup Professionals In Fort Myers Discuss Restorative Carpet Cleaning

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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Commercial Water Damage Professionals in Fort Myers Explain Dehumidification

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

To keep your store location open after a water damage event, contact SERVPRO for effective and efficient water damage restoration services.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Time is of the Essence When Dealing With Water Damage in Your Store

As office and retail buildings in Fort Myers age, things tend to break and malfunction. If a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions, water can leak into your retail stores. Excessive moisture can cause structural problems, and if left too long mold can develop.
 
Whenever working on a company's property, saving money and reducing loss of revenue due to the restoration process are top priorities. During any commercial water damage situation in Fort Myers, removing moisture from the structure within 48 hours is essential. To accomplish this, extraction takes place first then we set up air moving and dehumidification systems for rapid drying.
 
Before the restoration process begins, the area gets secured so that any potential hazards are blocked off or made safe for your tenants and their customers. Then our SERVPRO technicians formulate a strategy to complete the mitigation project. When designing the work plan, we keep your tenant's business functions in mind and schedule work so that it does not hurt anyone's company revenue.
 
Once we have determined our plan of attack, we begin the extraction process following IICRC procedures and standards. Once all of the moisture possible gets pulled out of wet materials, we start the drying stage. The number of air movers and dehumidifiers that get set up in the affected region depend on how severe the damage is.
 
When figuring out how many dehumidifiers to place inside a structure, factors like the capacity of the machine and the environment being dried get considered. One thing that can affect how much dehumidification is needed is how many porous materials got wet inside the affected area. Porous substances hold more moisture than non-porous items and put more water into the air during the drying process.
 
The capacity of a dehumidifier is measured in two ways. All dehumidifiers are rated from the factory based on how many cubic feet of air they can condition in a minute called CFM. Dehumidifiers also vary by the number of gallons of water removed in 24 hours under set standard conditions.
 
Rapidly drying out the structure of your retail buildings is vital and requires experience and knowledge. If you ever need help with remediating water-related issues, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 24 hours a day.
 
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How SERVPRO Handles Fire Damage at a Gym in Fort Myers

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

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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When a Water Emergency Threatens Your Fort Myers Bank

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

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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How To Prepare For Water Removal From Your Flooded Fort Myers Restaurant?

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can be a severe blow to your business if you are a restaurateur in Fort Myers.

How To Prepare For Water Removal

Water damage can be a severe blow to your business if you are a restaurateur in Fort Myers. Not only do you lose business, but if the water is not removed efficiently, it can also cause some serious secondary damage. Although restaurants are vulnerable to water damage incidents, many restaurant owners are not prepared for such a disaster.

The best way to limit the damage after a flooding incidence in your Fort Myers restaurant is to have a procedure in place for when it inevitably happens. Make sure that you have a protocol that your staff can follow as soon as such an incidence occurs. Here are several tips that can assist you to prepare for a water damage incident.

Make A Plan
First, you need a plan. Make sure that your plan has the contact information of first responders in case of such an event and all your staff members are aware of the plan. Make sure that you have all the relevant information in the plan regarding your insurance company and your restoration company. Make sure that your staff knows to call SERVPRO as soon as possible to limit the damage due to any water-related emergencies.

Check Your Facilities For Signs Of Damage
Another important thing to do is to check for early signs of water damage on a periodic basis. Make sure that you schedule a walk-through of your restaurant every few days and look for early signs of water damage such as broken fixtures and clogged drains. Talk to our professionals to learn more about how to spot these early signs. SERVPRO's IICRC certified professionals have years of experience and can help you spot the early signs.

Call In The Experts As Soon As Possible
The best way to ensure minimal damage to your restaurant is by seeking professional help at the earliest possible stage. Once we receive a call from you, the SERVPRO team of expert technicians springs into action. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and make sure that you get back to serving your customers in no time.

Call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 today to talk to one of our expert technicians.

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Deodorization Matters After Water Removal In Your Fort Myers Office

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Office buildings in Fort Myers can quickly fall victim to a broken appliance, spill, or even a burst pipe or leaking roof.

Water Removal In Your Office

Office buildings in Fort Myers can quickly fall victim to a broken appliance, spill, or even a burst pipe or leaking roof. The result is water-logged furniture or carpets, soggy papers, and sometimes even damaged electronic equipment and an office space that is not fit for use. That is why it is essential to call SERVPRO at the first sign of a problem – our IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to help with water removal and subsequent cleanup so you can get back to business quickly.

One major issue after water removal in Fort Myers offices is deodorization. Do not underestimate the effect of odor on both your staff and your customers. The nose is a sensitive organ and smells are known to have a direct effect on the mind and body. Think about the aroma of fresh-baked bread in a bakery or cooking in your home during the winter holidays. There is no doubt that scent is powerful and can evoke strong memories, or even emotions.

It is easy to see why deodorization matters after water removal in your business. Your staff finds it harder to concentrate on their work when there is an unpleasant musty smell lingering around the office. For a business that receives clients on the premises, a nasty odor is a sure way to give a wrong impression. Your customers do not get a good first impression of your company if the first thing they notice is the smell of damp.

SERVPRO knows that you do not only require a dry office after a leak or broken pipe – you also need your premises to smell fresh once more. Thankfully we have plenty of tools and techniques at our disposal to remove odors and give you a pleasant atmosphere once more.

Wet fogging is a particularly useful way to remove lingering mustiness after water damage. We use a wet fogger machine to create a delicate mist of water infused with deodorizing chemicals, which we spray in affected areas. In other cases a small spot treatment is appropriate. We can also set up air scrubbers to cleanse the air of odor particles.

For help with musty smells in Cleveland, Charlotte Park, Bayshore and surrounding areas, contact SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910 today.

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Water Damaged Music Store Reopens In Record Time

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

No matter how severe the water damage may be, SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda will be there to help every step of the way.

SERVPRO Can Help Reopen Your Business After Water Strikes 

When your retail store’s focus is retro, restoration over replacement is a given. It also makes sense to anticipate what a water disaster means to your mission. SERVPRO invites commercial clients to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile to streamline our recovery efforts, a smart idea for any business but essential for niche endeavors.

You love vintage vinyl and opened a shop to share your passion. Heavy rains combined with an equally vintage roof cause water damage to your Fort Myers record store. A few inches of rain cover the floor and threaten your inventory. We arrived quickly and secured the leak. The rest of the restoration efforts illustrate the power of working with our customers as a team.

Because a friend uses our services for his own business, you were aware of SERVPRO’s proactive Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). The possibility of damage to your irreplaceable assortment of records, including liner notes and album covers encouraged you to contact us before any damage to setup your ERP.

The information gleaned by both SERVPRO and you during the process of developing the Emergency Ready Plan and Profile guided the hours of restoration after the water damaged your shop. One of our experienced crew members visited your space, familiarizing himself with your layout and discussing your priorities. He also has suggestions you took to heart that persuaded you to take action to protect your inventory. Our easy to use mobile app walked you through your individualized Profile, saved to be used should a disaster occur.

When the water damage happened, you were poised to act, priceless inventory in water resistant tubs and tarps thrown quickly over areas to deflect the leaks. Our crew knew just where to find the power and how your shelving was configured. A hierarchy of items to save and where they were stored informed our initial efforts. Our crew extracted the water on the floor quickly, and air movers and dehumidifiers then began reducing the humidity to preselected levels established to conserve the record collection.

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Perfectly matched to businesses that plan ahead, SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda wants to work with any local retail outlets interested in devising their own Emergency Ready Plans and Profiles. Call (941) 575-5910 to schedule a no-obligation assessment.

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Historic Buildings Demand Professional Water Damage Services In Fort Myers

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is available to rescue everything from priceless books and letters to handcrafted parquet floors and antique rugs from the ravages of water.

Professional Water Damage Services For Historic Buildings

Fame, fortune, and friendship brought influential folks to the Florida coasts in the late 19th and early 20th century. Today the homes and work areas of distinguished former inhabitants open their doors to locals and tourists, sharing a piece of the past. The century-old residences pose some challenges if water intrudes into the structures or harms the valuable contents. SERVPRO steps up to offer solutions.

Water damage risks the loss of evidence of significant past events and experiences if Fort Myers National Register Historic Sites suffer from driving rains and winds and even more treacherous seasonal storms. The best preparations may fall short. That is when a speedy response from our well-trained teams of water damage specialists save the day and the history.

Delicate wall coverings and heirloom window treatments need specialized treatment when water damage jeopardizes their beauty and sustainability. Blowing through open windows or flowing through breaches in downspouts or gutters, Florida rain squalls saturate rare decor and building structures. SERVPRO technicians have training and experience to carefully but thoroughly dry these unique furnishings and fixtures. Our staff continuously updates their certifications on wood, fabric, and floor covering restoration. Rest assured the singular furnishings, structures, and fittings of these grand houses receive the best chance for complete restoration, charming new generations in the years to come.

Museums showcase unique items and documents that unwanted water menaces. We make certain our water damage teams are familiar with industry-leading strategies to save one-of-a-kind papers, blueprints, pictures, paintings, and more. Consult with our document and picture restoration specialists for the most up-to-date, research-based methods to restore these priceless items. The steps taken often involve removing the affected articles from the premises so that the very specific technologies work appropriately. Count on us to inventory all the precious articles we take away for restoration and to work closely with you, your board, or other experts on your staff to ensure a hierarchy of restoration is developed to make certain the most important documents and mementos receive necessary treatment.

The special places of the world cannot always be shielded from the damage water does. SERVPRO is available to rescue everything from priceless books and letters to handcrafted parquet floors and antique rugs from the ravages of water. We are up to the challenges of any disaster.

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda is ready to change the course of commercial water damage, determined to restore historic venues to their former glory. Call (941) 575-5910 to jumpstart the process of recovery.

Water Removal and Restoration Services Available in Fort Myers Today

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your storage facility business dry with SERVPRO by your side. Call for quick remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training to Remediate Your Commercial Water Damage


Operating a storage facility may sound like the ideal investment until your property suffers water damage during a severe storm or flood. Water can penetrate your building, damaging everything in its path, including your roof, windows, and other exterior or interior surfaces.
 
Even a small leak can cause significant issues to develop, especially if water removal is not performed promptly, putting your Fort Myers business out of commission for weeks. Incidents such as these make hiring a company with IICRC certified technicians necessary to get the commercial water damage restoration job done right.
 
SERVPRO has experience in dealing with situations like this on a daily basis, where your buildings may have shifted over time, and the drainage that you originally installed just does not work anymore. Our technicians can inspect your entire property and provide you with affordable solutions to any size problem that exists.
 
Whether you have plumbing, drainage, or maintenance issues, SERVPRO can help. We even make ourselves available 24/7 to accommodate your needs and address pressing situations as quickly and efficiently as possible.
 
SERVPRO technicians have the training, experience, and equipment necessary to locate and remove any water found on your property. We use hygrometers and moisture detectors to locate and remove hidden pockets of water, along with a variety of water extraction equipment to help us along.
 
Our extractors come in various sizes including both truck mounted and hand-held versions to remove various amounts of water, including the use of submersible pumps for situations where standing water exceeds two inches in depth.
 
While our technicians also use industrial-grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers to increase drying efficiency, preventing saturation and ensuring a smooth, fast drying process. Once everything is under control, we can make suggestions on how to improve your drainage systems to prevent these kinds of incidents from happening in the future.
 
Our technicians dedicate themselves to customer satisfaction and provide you with a unique solution to fit your situation, returning your business to a quality pre-water damage condition, “Like it never even happened.” We treat your situation with the respect and urgency it deserves.
 
Give SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda a call today for more information or help with water removal on your business property today. (941) 575-5910

How to Revive Your Office HVAC System after Commercial Water Damage in North Fort Myers

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

In most offices, the HVAC ducts are directly overhead. It means that water damage is almost certainly going to come from the floor above.

Does Your Office HVAC System Need Revival After Water Damage? SERVPRO Can Help! 


We are so used to offices being a part of the commercial landscape that we forget how many rules they have to follow. Just like any workplace, offices must possess some key assets before they are deemed fit for use. One such asset is a fully operational HVAC system.


It is a mandatory requirement in most states. So, when an HVAC unit gets compromised by water damage, a speedy response is vital. Whether your office handles clothes, food supplies, loans, or pet products; it has to get back on its feet quickly to minimize losses and make the environment safe for employees.


Fortunately, SERVPRO has all the tools you need to rescue your HVAC system from water damage. Keep reading to find out more about how we do it.


Why HVAC Systems Get Wet


In most offices, the HVAC ducts are directly overhead. It means that water damage is almost certainly going to come from the floor above. If a pipe bursts, a bathroom floods, or an appliance breaks down, moisture may leak into the ceiling and affect the HVAC components.


It is a problem for two reasons. The first is that HVAC units contain lots of electrical components and parts. Exposure to moisture can render them inoperable and force a breakdown. Other elements (like handling cabinets, pipes, and ducts) come wrapped in fibrous materials. They absorb water and present a challenge when it comes to cleaning.


Getting Inside Ducts and Pipes


The big problem with office HVAC systems is that direct contact is tricky. Unless large sections of ductwork get removed, it is not always possible to see inside. It means that the SERVPRO technicians have to take an indirect approach. We have to reach the insides of ducts without physically touching them.


It is a challenge, but one which our team is qualified to handle. First, we remove wet insulation and protective materials. They are either dried or replaced with new ones. Then, we bring in a deodorizing machine. When combined with cleaning agents, deodorizers direct bacteria-killing chemicals through the ducts. Fans are usually added to speed up the process.


Dehumidifiers are brought in for the last phase of water restoration. They are set up as close as possible to duct openings so that they can draw out water vapor in the air. In this way, the technicians can affect the conditions inside the HVAC system, even if they cannot physically reach all of its parts.


 


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To find out more about how SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda rescues office buildings from water damage, get in touch today. We are a local company, so businesses in the North Fort Myers area can benefit from a fast, dedicated service. Call us 24/7 on (941) 575-5910.

Commercial Water Removal is the Answer to Bayshore Businesses Dealing with Water Problems

12/14/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for Water (and Duck) Removal from Your Bayshore Office

SERVPRO Extracts Water Mitigating Damage to Enterprises

Having a leak in your business's water line can be costly. Water is not free, and anything on your side of the meter is your responsibility, not the water companies. The costs of clean up and damage repair can also be quite high, both monetarily and in health risks. This is because water can help pathogens to breed much more easily, and quickly, than if things were dry. The situation can be much worse if the water problems stem from a drain, toilet overflow, or sewer back-up. These sources of black water can harbor dangerous pathogens that can significantly harm the health of your employees and customers.
 
When you have water problems at your Bayshore business, you need commercial water removal to help you regain control of your business operations. SERVPRO can help you with removing the water, and then making sure it does not happen again. Repairing leaks or ensuring that sump pumps are in place and in working order is part of our services. We know that until your business can run smoothly again, your business is on hold.
 
Cleaning and sanitizing your business' interior can help protect your workforce and your customer base from exposure to not only bacterial and viral contaminants left behind, but also from exposure to excessive mold levels. To do this, water removal needs to begin as soon as possible. Waiting allows water to get into locations where it is even harder to reach and clean. When water evaporates into the air, it can reach even more places, allowing mold to grow inside of machinery and corrode metal parts and interiors. Moisture can also ruin merchandise and customer service items even more quickly. This is why it is so important to protecting your business to have commercial water removal services conducted when you have a water problem, even a small one, in your warehouse, office, or retail location.
 
When you have found a water leak or other situation that requires commercial water removal, call SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda at (941) 575-5910. We will get your business dry again, repair the leak or stop the water if the cause was from another source, and assess for damages caused by the water.

The Keys to Recovery from Burnt Store Commercial Fire Damage

2/15/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Smoke Damaged Business

SERVPRO's Equipment and Experience Make a Big Difference in Recovery Costs for Commercial Fire Damage in Burnt Store, FL

The fire department may have done its job and left, but without a proper and timely response, the actual damage and expenses are just getting started. To recover from Burnt Store fire damage, professional restoration is needed. Here are some things you can expect during the fire damage restoration process that would be inadvisable for business owners to do by themselves.

A professional fire damage restorer will assess the property for the extent of structural damage. They'll determine the equipment and cleaning products that will be needed to clean and protect a variety of surfaces, such as woodwork, ceilings, and carpeting. If soot removal is possible, you may be able to avoid the added expense of having to replace many items. You can also expect technicians to clean and deodorize surfaces to prepare them for painting so that new paint will adhere properly.

Fire damage restoration technicians typically clean and deodorize the contents of the store, such as inventory, furniture, and upholstery, the aim being to get as many items back to pre-loss condition as possible. Before cleaning, however, they should test fabrics to determine the appropriate cleaning method. SERVPRO provides wet and dry cleaning methods.

When a fire restoration company deodorizes your store after fire damage, the point is not just to mask the odor but to remove it at its source. There are a variety of deodorization methods available that can remove lingering odors caused by burned plastic, wood, fuel and more. Ultra-low volume foggers penetrate sites with odor-causing residues while thermal foggers neutralize odor-causing particles. Technicians will take into the account the various types of smoke sources since the fuel and temperature dictate the nature of the smoke or soot.

Professional fire damage restoration companies will also remove residues that remain on electronics after smoke and fire damage. If not removed, these residues can damage metal surfaces in the presence of moisture. Proper equipment is required to clean the outside casings of your electrical devices and is where professional services will come in handy. We will acquire help if the interior components demand highly trained electronic cleaning services. Computers, printers, and other business machines are needed for your business. Our goal is to get your doors reopened as soon as possible.

The faster that you begin the restoration process for Burnt Store fire damage to your business, the less damage will have occurred. You'll be able to get back to normal sooner and save money you would have needed to spend on more extensive restoration or replacement. "Like it never even happened." For fire damage restoration results you can have confidence in, contact SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda, a certified restoration company. Call us today at (941) 575-5910.

Simple Tips from SERVPRO for Preventing Commercial Fires in Punta Gorda

9/17/2015 (Permalink)

Protect Your Business From Fire

Fire Safety Tips for Punta Gorda Businesses

Typically, discussions regarding fire safety are centered around preventive measures that can be taken to protect residential properties. However, it is equally important to discuss the importance of fire safety in business settings in Punta Gorda to prevent fire damage. There is a wide range of fire prevention tips and tricks you can implement to make your commercial property less susceptible to fire. Review the short outline that appears below to gain the information you need to prevent business fires:

Preventing Fires In The Workplace

Electrical fires are amongst the most expensive types of property damage. And unfortunately, they comprise a substantive percentage of the fire outbreaks that transpire every year. Fortunately, these types of fires can be prevented easily diminishing possible fire damage. To prevent a fire, make sure that you do not overload your power strips or electrical outlets. Electric sockets can only handle a certain amount of electricity. The more cords plugged into them, the greater the socket's susceptibility to a power overload that causes fire. This is especially the case for large appliances like break room refrigerators, overhead projectors, and photocopiers. With these facts in mind, be sure not to overload outlets.

Another strategy you can implement to reduce commercial fires is to keep your flammable chemicals, cleaning agents, and materials stored in well-ventilated areas. Electrical arcing, water heaters and ovens can provide sufficient energy for ignition resulting in fire damage. Clutter can become a fuel feeder for an unwanted fire and can also allow rapid spreading to other parts of the office or workplace. A cluttered office can also impede employees from accessing the emergency exits. This can make it challenging for staff members to evacuate the premises and also compromise rescue efforts. Keep exit and entry points as clear as possible.

Another strategy you should implement to reduce the risk of commercial fires is to avoid blocking off areas where your fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers are located. Also, have fire drills for safe evacuation and train your employees on the use of fire extinguishers.

A fire in your Punta Gorda building or suite can occur even with diligence and forward thinking prevention on your part.  Follow the tips from SERVPRO to empower you to prevent outbreaks or limit their effect. Also, note that SERVPRO is the leader in fire damage restoration services. Our goal is to get you quickly back to work and to make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda is available 24 hours a day to restore your North Fort Myers property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial fire, water, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,650 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.  (941) 575-5910

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