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Do I Need to Replace my Contents after a Flood?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment in water damaged room Don't try to remediate flood damage alone. Call SERVPRO. We can safely remove the water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Are Experts at Cost-Efficient Contents Restoration For Vineyards Residents with Storm Flood Damage

Is floodwater contaminated? Experts classify flooding that comes from adverse weather conditions in Vineyards as a blackwater emergency. Blackwater can contain pathogens, raw sewage, or viruses and is dangerous to your health. Many homeowners experience anxiety over their contents during a flood, but you should avoid wading into standing water at all costs. SERVPRO technicians have qualifications in materials restoration that includes document recovery, mitigation of wet electronics, and flood recovery. By contacting a professional technician, you give your home the best chance of returning to its preloss condition. 

How can I remove floodwaters from my home?

The quickest way to remove flood damage in your Vineyards home is to reduce the standing water level through pumping. It is not uncommon for storm floods to contain solid waste, which can contain debris, grime, or silt. Our technicians usually use self-priming trash pumps for flood recovery operations because of their ability to pass solid wastes. Pumping equipment relies on having appropriate lift volume and capacity to suck water from your home and into an open sewer point. When flooding affects the wastewater system, our technicians can attach the pump exhaust to a truck-mounted storage tank, capable of removing over 100 gallons of water at a time. 

How do you restore wet contents?

  • Thoroughly clean the affected materials using mechanical washing machines or ultrasonic immersion cleaning
  • Dry the materials using dehumidification and temperature
  • Perform acute cleaning of flood damaged  items before returning them to the restored structure

Blackwater poses a threat to your health and should be treated by a qualified restorer to ensure that your property returns to a sanitary condition after flooding. Contact SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300.

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What Sort of Risks Does Fire Damage In My Vineyards Home Pose?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

A blue house with fire damage to the roof. Let SERVPRO help you with the hazards of your fire damage.

SERVPRO Can Help Evaluate and Address Any Risks Caused by a Fire Incident

You have probably heard that it is not advisable to enter your house after fire damage. Fire creates a wide range of hazards that can lead to injury or even worse. SERVPRO has a team of highly trained individuals available 24 hours a day that can enter your Vineyards house safely to evaluate and restore any damages.

What types of risks are common after fire damage incidents in Vineyards homes?

  • Overhead hazards 
  • Electrical shock hazards
  • Slip trip and fall hazards
  • Indoor air quality issues

Overhead hazards develop when fire partially burns the ceiling or other elevated fixtures such as cabinets, thus compromising their structural integrity. Walking around the property or moving some items around can cause the compromised fixtures to collapse, leading to injury. The heat from the fire and the water from firefighting efforts lead to other types of hazards, such as slippery surfaces and exposed electrical cables, further endangering anyone who enters the property.

What are the best ways to manage the risks?

  • Elimination
  • Engineering
  • Protection 

Since avoiding the property is not a solution to the problem, finding a way to manage the risks is essential. When our SERVPRO technicians help you manage fire damage, we use different approaches to deal with the risks. Where possible, we take steps to eliminate the risk before starting the restoration process. We can perform controlled demolition to remove the compromised structural materials so that they do not collapse.

Is it possible to perform restoration processes while the risks are unaddressed?

 Sometimes there is no way to deal with the risk apart from restoring the property. Engineering the loss site can help protect the restoration crews or even house occupants if the damage affects only a section of the property. Our SERVPRO technicians wear PPE, such as hard hats and heavy-duty gloves, limiting chances of injury. Inside the house, we can set up barriers with plastic sheets to help limit the risk posed by particulate matter.

SERVPRO of East Naples can help you restore your fire-damaged home safely. Call us any time at (239) 352-8300.

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What Should I Do When My Water Heater Ruptures?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Art: Man working on a water heater SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of water damage.

Water damage is a routine callout for our restoration team, and we can help with fast mitigation solutions to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. 

Because you cannot adequately prepare for an emergency that threatens your Quail Creek home, water losses can cause substantial damage while you determine the best solution. Planning for most property owners means understanding whom to call when disasters like water heater ruptures occur. These circumstances can leave homeowners contending with a substantial volume of water and a short window to address these concerns before irreparable damage occurs.  

There might be hundreds of causes for water damage in Quail Creek homes, but the solution and response to these emergencies can be similar from one situation to the next. Our professionals can roll out from our facility with extractors, drying tools, and cleaning implements to work quickly on mitigating losses and saving you out-of-pocket expenses whenever possible. In situations like water heater ruptures, a house can quickly become overwhelmed with standing water. 

How Can Water Heaters Malfunction? 

With the exception of those with tankless water heaters, many homes feature a stationary tank designed to keep hot water available at all times for use in the house. Many homeowners do not realize that these tanks often only have an average lifespan of 7-10 years. With situations like scaling and buildup that can happen from mineral deposits and other substances in the water, the life of this tank can be shortened even more. Even still, the most common causes of water heater rupturing include: 

  • Pressure Changes - From water breaks on the main water line to hydrant uses and backpressure, changes in how pressurized the water remains in your service lines can affect your water heater tank and its distribution outlets.
  • Air HammersOne of the greatest concerns for homeowners’ plumbing systems is a phenomenon known as an air hammer. This situation is where a pocket of air exists in the line that gets forced through the service. Hammers can test the limitations of your water heater tank and your aging plumbing network.
  • Age - The greatest battle that plumbing implements can face in your home is their own age.Over time, tanks and their fixtures weaken and become more susceptible to ruptures or breaks. 

What Damage Can a Full Water Heater Do? 

Not every ruptured water heater tank is the same. Because water heaters do not break in the same places for every model, certain homeowners might experience the loss of the full volume of a single tank, while other homeowners might have to sever their service line flow temporarily due to a break on the supply side of the tank. Regardless of the severity of the situation, the same similar practices are necessary to begin restoring the property after the disaster. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to deploy extraction equipment and drying tools and protect any contents from irreparable damage. As you might expect, certain threats are more prominent than others, and these include: 

  • Standing Water 
  • Migrating Effects 
  • Saturation 

How Can SERVPRO Clean Up the Mess? 

Professional restoration technicians like our team can work to gain control of your flooded utility room as quickly as possible. Even with only contending with the full volume of a water heater tank, migration of water loss effects can still be a substantial concern. As soon as our technicians arrive, we begin vital mitigation efforts. They can ultimately reduce loss and work to keep out of pocket expenses to a minimum. Some of these practices include: 

  • Extraction - Removing water from the surface of flooring can help to eliminate the possibility of saturation and deterioration of these materials. While many homes place their water heaters around a concrete or tile flooring, the migration of water from the loss incident can quickly affect other sensitive materials. We utilize submersible pumps and wet vacuums to eliminate surface water quickly.
  • Drying - We have dozens of drying tools that can work to help manage damp conditions and saturated materials in the loss area. We use multiple tools to manage airflow, temperature, and humidity. Regulating these areas can make drying more efficient overall.
  • Moisture Detection Tools - Through both the discovery of moisture pockets beyond surface materials and checking the progress of drying processes, moisture detection tools play a vital role in the recovery of your home after a water heater tank breach.

While you cannot predict when or if a water heater will rupture, our SERVPRO of East Naples team is ready and waiting to help. We have skilled technicians and advanced equipment to get your home back to preloss condition. Give us a call today at (239) 352-8300. 

How Do I Get the Water Odor Out of My Home?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

lotus flower floating on a pond Why SERVPRO Knows Odor Control in Vineyard Homes after Flooding--training, equipment, and products

SERVPRO has multiple applications to eradicate odors in Vineyards homes successfully

Sometimes the worst part of a water loss in a home is the odor, particularly after floodwater breaches a property. The amount of water that enters a Vineyards property is challenging to remove and dry rapidly. Household fans can take days to even weeks to adequately dry surfaces, and that is just one reason it is vital to engage a professional restoration services company for the cleanup task.

What Happens to Carpet and Furniture with Flood Damage?

In most cases, SERVPRO technicians need to remove anything in a Vineyards home with flood damage. Carpet tends to bear the brunt of the water loss, and because it can cause injury due to its weight when weight, the water gets extracted, and the carpet cut into strips and disposed of as a biohazard. The majority of the upholstered furniture that absorbs floodwater usually needs the same treatment as the carpet and is a loss. Contamination levels of gray or black water often determine if salvaging is possible.

After Extraction and Drying, Odor Control is Paramount

SERVPRO technicians ensure that after the loss area verifies as dry according to their equipment, they move on to the cleaning and disinfection phase. This can include treating the exposed framework with antimicrobial cleaners and sealants.

Residual odors may remain behind after the drying and cleaning. When this situation occurs, the techs use various methods for getting rid of the smells, such as:

  • Hydroxyl generators which use UV rays to remove odors safely
  • Thermal fogging that heats a solvent until it becomes a fog for widespread odor control
  • Time-release gel pellets get used for light applications

SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300 brings the professional tools and experience to eliminate the problems flood damage brings to a home and restore the home to its pre-water loss condition.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Vineyards, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of East Naples today at (239) 352-8300 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Whom Can I Call for Help with Cleanup After A Clothes Dryer Fire in Vineyards?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Certified Disaster Mitigation Pros Are Available to Restore Your Vineyards Home 24/7 

Whether dryer lint ignites or an electrical failure causes ignition, dryer fires can be sudden and fierce. Worse still, over 15,000 of these fires occur each year across the US, causing an average of $192 million in direct property loss for homeowners. 

SERVPRO is ready to take care of the damage and restore your home to its preloss condition if you need assistance to remove laundry room fire damage from your Vineyards property. While everyday home cleaners are ill-equipped for the job, these Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-accredited pros have a plethora of materials at their disposal for mitigating fire damage, odors, and related residues. 

What Are the Most Common Causes of Clothes Dryer Fire Damage?

  • Combusting lint. Make sure to clean out the lint filter after every load to prevent flammable buildup.
  • Outdoor vent flap obstructions. Debris in front of the vent flap is enough to restrict airflow and create problems for your dryer.
  • Flex duct failures. While flex duct or plastic can be more cost-effective, they are often more combustible due to sagging that allows for lint buildup. Solid metal ductwork, meanwhile, avoids this issue. 

How Can SERVPRO Restore My Laundry Room After Fire Damage? 

A clothes dryer fire requires a team that can clean up soot and repair damaged areas in your laundry room. Your local SERVPRO can handle both soot and odor control with EPA-registered biocides as well as commercial-grade deodorizers. 

These technicians can also remove damaged drywall, insulation, flooring, and other structural materials before repairing and replacing these components. If affected areas in your home require a specialist for restoration, SERVPRO can help you find local professionals who can care for specific restoration needs. 

SERVPRO of East Naples is prepared to leave your residence looking, “Like it never even happened.” When you need disaster cleanup, you can call (239) 352-8300 for a rapid-response service that starts within hours. 

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How Do You Fix a House in Vineyards with Water Damage from Flooding?

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water SERVPRO brings years of experience and advanced professional equipment to clean up flood damage in local properties.

SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist local Vineyards homeowners with the cleanup from water loss

When localized flooding affects a property, it is vital to act quickly to remove items from the area and also bring in professional help to mitigate the situation. There will often be the need to remove the structural elements and contents affected by floodwater.

How Do I Know If Sheetrock Received Effects From Flood Damage?
When handling flood damage cleanup in Vineyards homes, the technicians pay special attention to the structural elements of the home. Sheetrock is highly absorbent. It pulls readily pulls moisture throughout its core, and once the water is inside, the degeneration of the materials occurs rapidly. There are several early warning signs from sheetrock if it wicks moisture. Calling cards of water damage are:
    •    Visible spots or staining
    •    Buckling or warping
    •    Deterioration or sagging

Another common issue after a water loss in the home involving sheetrock concerns mold growth. The spores can germinate within 24 to 48 hours, and unless actions get taken to halt the progress, the colonies can infest the structure and contents rapidly. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training regarding mold remediation, including the early warning signs and conditions that are favorable for growth.  So, they can get the jump on mold damage before it can start.

Choosing a professional restoration services company is vital for the best outcome after a flood loss in a home. Safety after any type of loss is crucial, but floodwater brings in particular concerns. Elements such as dirt, debris, chemicals, bacteria, and sewage can all be present in the home. SERVPRO technicians have the equipment to handle the water safely and test it to determine any harmful elements that are present. Additionally, the techs inspect the structure and make sure to address issues such as sagging ceilings or saturated insulation within a wall.

Common Losses When Flood Loss Happens in a Home
The timetable for cleaning up water in a home after flooding occurs is often proportional to the amount of loss incurred. The faster the water removal and drying process begins can work to lessen the loss to both the structure and contents. These items usually require disposal after contact with floodwater:
    •    Porous items
    •    Saturated carpet and padding
    •    Upholstered furniture
    •    Composite wood flooring

The type of water in the home is another factor that determines whether or not an item is non-restorable. For example, fiberglass insulation affected by rainwater from a storm, and a leaking roof can get removed, dried, and cleaned for reinstallation. Flash flooding arrives in the home as a category three biohazard and insulation that absorbs this water requires disposal.

Items that have the best outcome for cleaning are objects that are non-absorbant and can handle cleaning methods such as immersion cleaning. This application allows for an article to get thoroughly disinfected and sanitary for reuse in the home.

The Reason Household Fans Cannot Dry a Home with Flood Loss
To save money, some homeowners choose to use household fans to dry their homes after a water loss. This can work against them in numerous ways. First, if the water did not get professionally extracted, seepage most likely occurred into the subfloor, and second, the strongest household fans do not have the power to dry more than surface areas. This can set a home up for costly additional damages due to mold infections, dangerous deterioration of flooring, and foul odors.

SERVPRO techs arrive on the scene with several air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce that interior air moisture levels rapidly. They also use their detection equipment to locate all areas within the structure that require water extraction and drying.

Actions Needed to Restore a Home After Flood Damage
Flood cuts, where the sheetrock gets removed from the floor upward several inches, is a common sight during this type of loss restoration. Rather than installing entirely new panels of sheetrock, all that is needed is to fit in the cut-away portion, making repairs fast and easy. After sealing over the seam between the new and old sheetrock with joint compound and sanding, there will be no sign of the wall had a run-in with floodwater after it gets primed and painted.

If tile or carpeting got removed, SERVPRO techs help homeowners in connecting with local professionals or utilizing the building services division to choose the aesthetics to return the home to normal.

SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300 brings years of experience and advanced professional equipment to clean up flood damage in local properties. Call now and the help you need to return your home to its preloss condition.

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Mitigate and Remediate Water Damage in East Naples

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

home damaged by water Trust the team at SERVPRO of East Naples to bring water damage to a halt and return to preloss condition.

How Professionals Mitigate and Remediate Water Damage in East Naples

The ways your East Naples home can suffer from water loss are many. Inattention can overflow a tub. Aging pipes can break. Appliances can flood when a pump malfunctions or a tank ruptures. Our crews have seen it all, and have experienced in selecting the correct strategy to halt the harm and bring your home back to “Like it never even happened,” condition fast.

We Arrive Ready to Work
Our signature green service vehicles arrive within hours of your first call, and a project manager begins an immediate inspection of the water damage your East Naples home suffered. While an in-depth assessment of the extent of the damage continues, our emergency crew rolls pumps and extractors off the truck.

Powerful and Efficient Equipment Resources
Water begins destroying the integrity of building materials within minutes to hours of saturation. SERVPRO knows we must remove water rapidly and trace the pathways it takes under floors, over ceilings, and into building cavities. Our technicians use sensitive moisture detectors and meters to locate the perimeter of the water loss, and to gather data from both damaged and unaffected building materials to create drying goals. If water is more than two inches deep, submersible pumps discharging into treated sewer lines can clear a large volume. Truck-mounted extractors can operate with on-board power if the electricity is temporarily disconnected as a safety measure. Portable extractors, worn as backpacks, can take our water removal capability far into your home, able to pull water out of confined spaces.

Unique Strategies to Access Hidden Water
Water creeps, but SERVPRO follows. Some of the ways we access trapped fluids include:

    •    Floor or wall mats using negative pressure to suction water through plank joints from subfloors and holes cuts behind baseboards
    •    Flood cuts that remove sections of drywall, beadboard, or paneling to open up wet cavities
    •    Drilled holes in mortar joints to release water in cinder block cells

Drying Is a Science
Once standing water exits the structure, SERVPRO devises drying goals, comparing moisture levels of wet materials to dry materials elsewhere in your home. Evaporation of moisture facilitates an increase in temperature and airflow, accomplished with air movers and heaters strategically placed. Dehumidifiers capture the vapor for appropriate disposal.

Trust the team at SERVPRO of East Naples to bring water damage to a halt and return to preloss condition. Call us 24/7 at (239) 352-8300. We know water crises do not honor regular working hours.

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Flooding in your Vineyards Home

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home Our SERVPRO of East Naples team stays prepared 24/7 to help address these emergencies as they happen.

Is Professional Restoration the Best Choice for My Flooded Vineyards Home?

Our SERVPRO professionals can help to recover your Vineyards property after a flood, including extraction, drying, disinfection, and even reconstruction when necessary.

After flooding, many Vineyards homeowners must consider the mammoth task ahead in getting their residences back to preloss condition. While you might weigh the idea of DIY restoration, many homeowners lack the advanced equipment and training available to restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team. As a consequence, recovery efforts can take longer, cost more, and still leave potential obstacles and hazards.

How Can You Remove Water Quickly from Vineyards Homes?

    •    Submersible Pumps
    •    Wet Vacuums
    •    Carpet Wands

Water removal is a vital element to the restoration process for Vineyards residences after a flood. Standing water is a typical concern with higher volumes of penetrating water from structural breaches or natural flooding situations. Our team has multiple extractors that can help in this regard, and the most commonly used machines are electric and gas-powered submersible pumps. The distinction in choosing between these types falls to whether debris is present in the water and if power is easily accessible in the damaged areas.

Once submersible pumps have reduced standing water levels below two inches, wet vacuums get deployed to address the rest. Surface water can destroy exposed materials and contents, so wet vacuums must get utilized as quickly as possible. Because of their portability and versatility with various attachments, wet vacuums can continue to get used to address moisture and saturation concerns after surface water concerns have gotten resolved.

Wet carpets are a quickly developing concern in flooded homes, as this flooring can absorb migrating floodwater immediately. Removing water from this upper layer and the padding beneath involves sophisticated removal equipment like our carpet wands. These attachments for extractors can pull the majority of trapped water and moisture from the fibers of the carpeting and the pads. This practice is vital if padding is getting replaced, but the carpet is not.

What Must Happen to Dry a House After a Flood?

    •    Controlled Demolition
    •    Standard Evaporative Drying
    •    Advanced Specialty Tools

There are many steps involved in the drying and restoration of Vineyards homes after a flood loss incident. In many situations, controlled demolition can often be one of the initial steps taken for multiple reasons. Flood cuts, for example, allow direct access to damaged portions of structural cavities with efficient drying equipment. By removing only the affected sections of drywall, flooring, and ceiling materials, we can reduce the time it takes to rebuild these structural systems when restoration completes.

With all of the affected areas of your house exposed for drying purposes, we can employ the centerpieces of practical water damage recovery efforts: the high-velocity air movers. Between centrifugal and axial units, we can impact the saturation of materials and contents as well as the general environment drying necessary after a flood. This evaporation of trapped moisture gets collected by strategically placed desiccant and low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers.

Air movers can rarely do the entirety of the work necessary in the most efficient manner possible. We have multiple specialty tools that can help to maximize the recovery of your flooded home, including drying mats for hard surface flooring and positive pressure systems for wall system drying where standing water is not a concern.

How Likely Is Contamination After Flooding?

    •    Natural Flooding Threats
    •    Controlled Demolition
    •    Potent Cleaning Products

Natural flooding is a scenario where Vineyards homes contend with invading water that did not result from storm damages like roof system failures or wind-driven rain. One of the most considerable threats involved with natural flooding is the potential bacteria, contaminants, mud, and debris carried in with the penetrating water. The handling of exposed contents and materials is a vital effort for our responding SERVPRO team.

In many ways, the level of potential contaminants of natural flooding cannot get determined, so it gets deemed unsafe to speculate at the sanitary conditions. Controlled demolition is the standard approach for drywall, flooring, and other areas that have become directly exposed to potentially contaminated floodwater. By discarding surface materials, we can create a stable and sanitary platform for reconstructing the damaged areas of the house.

Cleaning surfaces and contents lightly affected by flood losses involves potent cleaning products and chemical agents in our inventory. Disinfection is vital to prevent the spread of bacterial or viral pathogens that can get carried in with natural flooding. We have many powerful products to help in the protection of your home, including:

    •    Chlorines
    •    Antibacterials
    •    Antimicrobials
    •    Germicides
    •    Biocides

Can SERVPRO Repair My Home After Flood Losses?
One of the greatest struggles that homeowners have where controlled demolition is necessary is rebuilding their Vineyards property to its original state. Many restoration companies and individuals that pop up after widespread natural disasters leave you to fend for yourself during this time and seek out contractors to finish the work they start. Not only do you not know where to begin in this search, these are resources that are also equally overwhelmed at this time.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help with comprehensive restoration and recovery, beginning with the initial inspection and scoping of the work through the reconstruction of discarded materials and repairs that your property needs. We have an in-house division of licensed contractors that can perform both the controlled demolition and the full-scale build back to ensure that these tasks happen seamlessly from the mitigation to the final product we are proud to hand off to our customers.

One of the advantages of offering restoration and reconstruction is a seamless transition from one phase of restoring your property to the next. Where others might wait weeks and months for reputable contractors to become available to help after a loss incident, our comprehensive system is more efficient and cost-effective.

When flooding occurs, it can be a destructive and devastating situation for your Naples and Vineyards home or business. Our SERVPRO of East Naples team stays prepared 24/7 to help address these emergencies as they happen. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (239) 352-8300.

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What Should I Expect with Post- Fire Loss Cleaning of My Home?

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

red flame on a black background Vineyards Properties Always Benefit from SERVPRO's Cleanup and Restoration Services after House Fires

SERVPRO Works Hard to Cleanup and Restore Our Vineyards Neighbors' Homes after a Fire-Damaging Incident

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that restorers like our SERVPRO team can approach fire losses in Vineyards residences with the intent to make the damages ‘like new.’ The idea here is that we clean and recover a property beyond the damages of the fire itself and even address pre-existing conditions in the structure that prevent the house from having the aesthetic appeal you might prefer. Knowing what to expect when preloss condition cleaning and restoration begins in your home can ensure that you can be satisfied that these known and realistic goals were reached.

Fire damage to Vineyards homes can be a devastating force that spreads from room to room quickly without the needed mitigation and containment steps that our professionals bring with them. When you get your first look at your damaged home after extinguishment efforts complete, you might be overwhelmed with the image. Our management can help you to make sense of this destruction and show you that widespread damage does not always equate to a total loss.

What is a key step in the restoration process?

Scoping is a pre-mitigation task that involves a thorough inspection and evaluation of the damaged property. With multiple layers of fire loss effects in a house after a disaster, each of these potential obstacles must get carefully documented and prepared for by our responding SERVPRO technicians. Much of this scoping of the work can happen alongside our customers so that we can establish any conditions in the house that might have existed before the disaster and do not need to be a part of the restoration process.

So, once scoping is done, does SERVPRO have the equipment to help get rid of the pungent odors from the fire?

    •    air scrubbers
    •    hydroxyl generators
    •    combination charcoal filtration units
    •    ULV ultra-light volume foggers
    •    Thermal foggers
    •    Deodorizing Beads and Gels

By determining what damages existed before the fire and the structural compromise it caused, we can streamline mitigation and restoration efforts to make a recovery as efficient and cost-effective as possible for our customers.

Cleaning up after a fire loss incident can be a necessary step in making these emergencies “Like it never even happened.” No matter how severe these conditions might be, our SERVPRO of East Naples team has the equipment and the experienced technicians to help. Give us a call anytime at (239) 352-8300.