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Commercial Cleanup and Restoration Services in Naples

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Water is flooding the floor of a commercial building. Commercial damage cleanup and restoration in Island Walk “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that according to the Insurance Information Institute, catastrophe losses along the coast are likely to double every ten years or so due to development? Damage to your commercial property or business can occur at any time. Storms and fires and even faulty appliances, broken pipes, equipment failure can cause damage. It is important to take care of these emergencies quickly as the longer your business in closed, the lower your profits will be. SERVPRO® of East Naples wants commercial property owners of Island Walk to know that we can respond quickly to any damage, large or small. Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Storm damage
  • Building services
  • Commercial water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Biohazard removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team

If you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of commercial damage, SERVPRO of East Naples wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore water damage for Island Walk business owners. Call us today at 239-352-8300 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services in Naples

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Water is shown seeping out from underneath a toilet. Water damage cleanup and restoration in Stone Creek “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage can occur at any time. Faulty appliances, broken pipes, equipment failure, storms and floods are some of the things that can cause water damage. It is important to take care of water emergencies quickly as the longer the water sits, the higher the cost will be to repair the damage. SERVPRO® of East Naples wants commercial and residential property owners of Stone Creek to know that we can respond quickly to any water damage. Using advanced inspection techniques and cutting-edge extraction equipment, we can find and resolve any kind of water damage to pre-damage condition. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross for steps you can take until help arrives:

  • Keep the windows open and run fans to pull moisture out of wood floors and subfloors, beams, doors, etc.
  • Bring all soft items outside if possible as sunlight and wind will help them dry faster
  • Throw out items that have absorbed water and cannot be cleaned or disinfected

If you find yourself dealing with water damage, SERVPRO of East Naples wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore water damage for Stone Creek residents and business owners. Call us today at 239-352-8300 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Storms can cause damage to your home in Naples.

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

A rainstorm in full force falls over houses in a golf community. Storm damage cleanup and restoration in Vanderbilt Country Club “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that the cost of winter storm damage claims tripled from 2017 to 2018? SERVPRO® of East Naples wants the homeowners of the Vanderbilt Country Club to be prepared for storms this winter. Here are some tips from the Department of Homeland Security on how to stay safe when a winter storm is on the way:

  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping
  • Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of winter storms. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provides emergency alerts.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.
  • Review your property insurance and safeguard critical documents.

If you find yourself dealing with storm damage, SERVPRO of East Naples wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore storm damage for Vanderbilt Country Club residents and business owners. Call us today at 239-352-8300 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Smoke Alarms for People Who are Deaf in Vineyards

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

A smoke alarm is shown with a light inside the center of the unit. Specialized Smoke Detectors Saves Lives in Naples.

Did you know that there are many new products to alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing of an emergency? Some products lights while others have integrated devices that shake the bed or pillow when smoke is detected. This is important because people of Vineyards who are deaf or hard of hearing may not benefit from a standard smoke alarm. SERVPRO® of East Naples offers these product descriptions from the National Fire Prevention Association for selecting alert devices and specialized smoke alarms:

  • When people who are hard of hearing are asleep, an alert device that uses a loud, mixed, low-pitched sound can wake them. They may find a pillow or bed shaker helpful. These devices are triggered by the sound of the smoke alarm.
  • Strobe lights flash when the smoke alarm sounds. The lights warn people of a possible fire.
  • When people who are deaf are asleep, a pillow or bed shaker can wake them so they can escape. The shaker is activated by the sound of a smoke alarm.

Smoke alarm accessories such as pillow or bed shakers, transmitters, and receivers can be purchased at lifetonesafety.com, safeawake.com and silentcall.com. Be sure to practice a safety plan and when evacuation is necessary, make sure that everyone knows where to meet outside. SERVPRO of East Naples wants to make sure that Vineyards is prepared!  Call us at 239-352-8300.

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Smoke Alarm Maintenance Tips for Vineyards

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

A smoke alarm is shown mounted to the ceiling. Routine maintenance of smoke alarms saves lives in Naples.

Did you know that smoke alarms should be checked monthly? Residential and commercial business owners of Vineyards can make routine checks of smoke alarms an integral part of their fire safety plan. SERVPRO® of East Naples offers these tips from the National Fire Prevention Association for routine maintenance of smoke alarms:

  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall.
  • Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers
  • Smoke alarms should be replaced after they have been used for ten years
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions yet mitigate false alarms.

These are a few examples of how to maintain smoke alarm equipment. It is also a good idea to review your fire safety plan and practice evacuation at least twice a year. Make sure that everyone in the residence or business knows the plan and knows where to meet outside. SERVPRO of East Naples wants to make sure that Vineyards is prepared! Call us at 239-352-8300.

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated

Protect your Naples Property by Boarding Up

1/1/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial building covered with boards to prevent water damage or storm damage. Boarding up your Naples property can help keep more damage from happening after a storm or vandalism strikes.

SERVPRO of East Naples is aware of the horrific damage a storm or hurricane can leave in its wake. Boarding up before or after a storm hits in Naples will be beneficial to you and your property.

Unfortunately, during a storm, it is common for windows and doors to break leaving your house or office building susceptible to unwanted guests such as dogs, raccoons, cats, etc. These animals will continue tearing up what is already destroyed along with urinating and defecating, leaving unwanted odors. Boarding up can also help to deter people who might want to take advantage of your disaster by stealing or vandalizing your structure.

Here are a few of the letters you will find on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) map when facing storms:

  • D = Tropical Depression (wind speed less than 30 MPH)
  • S = Tropical Storm (wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH)
  • H = Hurricane (wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH)
  • M = Major Hurricane (wind speed greater than 110 MPH) 

It is better to be prepared next time winds of this magnitude strike our homes and offices. These tips will help you avoid disaster if possible,  but in the event you experience wind damage to your Naples property, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Naples at 239-352-8300.

Links:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?cone

Tips for Staying Safe in Naples During a Storm

1/1/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning hitting a tall office building in Naples, Florida. Stay away from windows during a lightning storm in Naples.

Common safety rules and precautions state that the public should generally try to stay inside of a safe area or building when a lightning storm or thunderstorm occurs. There are many commercial buildings in the Naples area. SERVPRO® of East Naples wants to share the following safety tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm while inside a commercial building:

  • Stay away from all windows or glass walls, especially during a lightning storm
  • Unplug appliances if possible
  • Pay attention to all alerts and warnings, as a thunderstorm can develop into a tornado if powerful enough
  • Avoid running water if possible since electricity can travel through plumbing

Weather is unpredictable. Although the weather can be predicted, it can also change in an instant without much warning. If a thunderstorm does happen to turn into tornado weather in Naples, consider the following tips:

  • If the commercial building has a basement or storm cellar, head there immediately
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck in the event of flying debris or shattered windows
  • Do not leave the safe area until the local alerting system says it is safe to do so

Remember, SERVPRO of East Naples is here to help. Our trained team members will show up ready to go and can assist in cleanup and restoration after a thunderstorm, lightning storm and even a tornado.

Independently owned and operated by SERVPRO of East Naples.


Link: https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

Bring Your Pets When You Have to Evacuate Your Home

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Dog and cat on a couch Bring your pets with you when you have to evacuate your home

Vineyards residents have seen powerful storms, even hurricanes. If a storm requires people to evacuate, that means conditions are dangerous for the pets as well. For the safety of the pets, and the peace-of-mind of the humans,  SERVPRO of East Naples shares tips from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). 

Preparing for Pet Evacuations in Vineyards:

  • Make sure the information on pets' tags is current
  • Fasten tags securely to the collars
  • Consider a microchip for the pet
  • In case you and your pet(s) are separated, have photos of yourself with each pet
  • Locate pet-friendly motels and shelters
  • Lists of all medications and conditions
  • Comfortable and secure carrier for each pet
  • Leash or harness for each pet
  • Copies of all prescription medication

Emergency Kits for Pets:

  • Proof of vaccinations, veterinary records
  • At least a 3-day supply of food and water for each pet
  • First-aid kit for pets
  • Treats and toys, especially favorite ones
  • Comfort objects, such as things that smell like you, thunder-shirts
  • Enough medication for 3 or more days

SERVPRO of East Naples recommends Ready.gov for more tips.

If your home suffers from storm damage or water damage, call us. We're Here for you® 24/7.

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.fema.gov/helping-pets

Unclog Gutters to Prevent Water Damage

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Person cleaning out rain gutter on home Keeping Your Gutters Clean in Vineyards

Hurricanes and other rain are familiar to people who live or work in Vineyards. SERVPRO® of East Naples can't change the weather, but we know that clogged gutters make it more likely that even a little rain will cause water damage.

Keep Gutters Unclogged in Vineyards:

  • Windblown twigs and fallen leaves may clog your gutters
  • Keep gutters clear by cleaning them twice a year
  • Clogged gutters may worsen storm damage or water damage
  • Sagging gutters are often too heavy for their supports, which is a sign of a clog
  • If water pools around the house or the foundation is weak, you may have a clogged gutter
  • Check the parts of the gutter along the roof
  • Check the downspouts and any bends or seams in the gutters
  • If the water runs off into an underground pipe, make sure that is clear as well
  • Replace damaged or missing screens
  • Replace broken supports

Even the best preparation in Vineyards can't prevent all water damage or storm damage. Remember that SERVPRO of East Naples is Here to Help.?

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Links: https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/diy-repair/how-to-unclog-gutter/

https://www.fema.gov/

Evacuation Plan When Storm Damage Happens in the Vanderbilt Country Club Area

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Batteries, first aid kit, water bottles and an emergency checklist clipboard. During times of storms, it is helpful to think ahead and pack an emergency evacuation kit.

Being prepared for an unexpected evacuation in the Vanderbilt Country Club area can help relieve stress. During storm seasons, you might consider keeping some of these items in a waterproof container (your emergency kit). You can be prepared to pack your medications last minute as these may be needed daily.

SERVPRO of East Naples suggests having these items prepared in the event you would need to evacuate your place of residence in the Vanderbilt Country Club area:

  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Batteries for your electronic devices
  • Written contact list
  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Bottled water

Some people in the Vanderbilt Country Club area will also need to consider the following:

  • Make sure that at least one other person can get your medications and supplies
  • Have at least a week-long supply of prescription medicines
  • A list of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • An extra pair of glasses or extra contact lenses
  • Hearing-aid batteries
  • Games & activities for children

If you have pets in the Vanderbilt Country Club area, please consider these items:

  • Pet food and toys
  • Toys or comfort objects
  • Vet information

Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, find out which ones will allow your 4-legged loved ones. All shelters allow service animals.

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/