Efficient Water Cleanup for Golden Gate Homes
SERVPRO of East Naples is the team for your Golden Gate properties.
Turning a grandiose vision into a real place to live.
When you consider the upscale living of many in Golden Gate, you might not realize the scale that this community was initially meant to achieve. While having a substantial 24,000 residents, this total pales in comparison to the original projections of a city offering premium homes on large land lots to half a million. Despite a smaller size, the community continues to grow and thrive, bringing in many businesses with the town limits and providing a range of restaurants, cultures, and beliefs to central coastal Florida. With all of Collier County providing a home to more than 320,000 people, along with a steady flow of tourists and travelers, a fast response to water disasters is critical to preserving residences and high-rises along the coast.
How Did the Dream of Golden Gate Begin?
Much like many of the developments and projects of the mid 20th century, investors were sold a dream that they could not yet experience. Many potential homeowners and buyers were enticed to purchase newly drained marshland to get their stake in the 'City of the Future.' In truth, the 1960s would see many people buying property that was neither able to be developed nor had they seen, shrinking these 111,000 acres projected initially to little more than 4 square miles that it is today.
The Line Between the North and South
Despite the vision of becoming a haven for more than 500,000 residents, Golden Gate would only see a fraction of this potential with the development of the north portion with the bulk of the 24,000 total residents. As a densely populated portion of land with more than 6,000 occupants per square mile, the community can appear more alive and bustling.
The southern portion of the Golden Gate community, separated by Interstate 75, is home to much fewer people. Some of this region is still much wilder than the more developed counterpart to the north. Because of being underdeveloped beyond the initial projections, the area has become a living specimen towards groups like Save our Everglades looking to protect natural wildlife and scenery that has been threatened by construction.
Growing a Community from the Marshlands
The northern portion of Golden Gate is growing and thriving over the years, from investors' earliest developments back in the 1960s through the more recent booms in population in the 1990s and first two decades of the new millennium. In direct response to the rising number of residents, businesses have found successes in both Golden Gate and the space between this community and nearby Naples. With more than 25 restaurants in the immediate area ranging from barbeque to Greek and Chinese, the cuisine represents the property owners' diversity.
A growing community needs specific amenities, and the municipal leaders have seen to these developments for the enrichment of the residents. From the Golden Gate Community Center with meeting rooms and a skate park to the Golden Gate Library on Lucerne, education and entertainment are also growing commodities for the town.
The Allures of Nearby Naples
One of the attractive features of how Golden Gate is positioned, beyond its proximity to the Everglades, is nearby Naples. While the Golden Gate community is home to roughly 24,000, Naples is considered one of the anchor cities of Collier County despite only having a population of nearly 20,000. As the proclaimed 'Golf Capital of the World,' Naples features more than 80 championship-level golf courses and many attractions that can draw in visitors and those looking to find a place to settle down on the Gulf Coast.
Shopping plays a significant role in the Naples-Marco Island region's attractiveness, which has led to the development of multiple outlet malls and open-air markets. The most noteworthy of these being the Coastland Center or the Waterside Shops with upscale retail options like Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Tin City is a district of Naples specific to specialty retail experiences like handmade crafts or antiques.
Naples also features a renowned stretch of beach labeled as the best in the country by the Travel Channel in 2005. This ten-mile stretch of white sand beaches features multiple shops, condos, and other experiences that you can only find here, ranging from the businesses near the Naples Pier to the vast expanses of sand on Vanderbilt or Seagate Beach.
The Efficient Water Cleanup Solutions SERVPRO Provides
Cleaning and drying up water disasters can be critical to protecting some of the Golden Gate community's high-end homes. As a part of the Greater Naples area, this region can often get reached within hours of the first notice of loss by our competent restoration professionals. With both water mitigation and cleanup needs that exist immediately in an emergency, the pace that technicians reach the home can impact structural elements and contents' salvageability.
After water disasters, cleaning up involves removing standing water but hinges most considerably on eliminating moisture trapped in building materials and personal belongings. Saturation can lead to the deterioration of exposed elements, making drying a vital action as soon as our team first arrives. The foundational tools used in evaporative drying and moisture removal include air movers and dehumidifiers. Reducing tear-out and reconstruction means identifying any lingering moisture pockets before this water exposure and saturation becomes too overwhelming. Multiple devices can be beneficial in this assessment and evaluation of the property, including:
- Moisture meters
- Thermal imagery
- Probing moisture detectors
Water cleanup in Golden Gate homes can be costly when any property owner waits longer than necessary to get restoration professionals involved. With layers of mitigative tasks possible to reduce out-of-pocket expenses and to prevent irreparable damage, we have talented technicians trained to make losses "Like it never even happened." With both Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and a division of building contractors, our SERVPRO of East Naples team can help however you need when you call (239) 259-9119.
Riverstone Residents Enjoy the Arts in Nearby Naples
Go out and enjoy The Naples Uptown Art Festival.
Local artists and nationally accredited creators converge on the Naples Design District.
The city is known for its high-end shopping and favorable weather conditions, making it the perfect setting for The Naples Uptown Art Festival. The event is hosted by the United Arts Council and will occupy portions of 10th Street, featuring the premier retail locations, restaurants, and unique small businesses. The festival occupies the weekend of January 23-24, 2021, beginning at 10 AM each of these days.
Because of the desire for limited traffic, patrons of the festival are asked to reserve a time slot in advance through several different websites or sponsors. You can reach out to the United Arts Council to book your place to see the exhibits by calling (239) 254-8242.
Flood damage in Riverstone homes is the farthest thing from a work of art, but our professional restoration technicians can help to make it “Like it never even happened.” Our SERVPRO of East Naples team can make your damaged house feel like home again with effective extraction and cleaning. Give us a call today at (239) 259-9119.
Enjoy A Magical Lit Up Garden In East Naples This Winter
Don't let a mold issue make your business suffer. Call the professionals of SERVPRO for the mold remediation you need.
Come and See A Tropical Light Paradise In East Naples
One of the best parts of Christmas in tropical East Naples is that it is always warm enough to be out of doors. What better way to celebrate this beautiful area than with a stroll through Naples Botanical Garden to admire their seasonal night lights?
- See the Botanical Garden’s vast selection of plants lit up by thousands of colored light bulbs.
- Stop off at the Fogg Cafe for a seasonal treat, including signature festive cocktails.
- Make your wish on the wishing tree.
- Enjoy nightly performances from Naples artists, including the Naples Ballet and Opera Naples Youth Chorus.
With so much to see and hear, you will want to set aside a few hours to make the most of your time in the garden. Night Lights runs until January 3, and tickets start at $12 for members and $25 for non-members.
SERVPRO understands the challenges of keeping your business mold-free in a tropical climate, no matter what time of year it is. If you need help with mold remediation, call SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300.
Test Your Creative Skills With A Gingerbread Contest In Golden Gate This December
A flood or broken pipe can put a damper on your fun anytime. Call the SERVPRO team to restore your home to preloss damages.
Build A Gingerbread House In Golden Gate and Win A Prize!
If you are looking for some festive fun in Golden Gate this December, take a trip to the Off The Hook Comedy Club in Naples for their gingerbread competition. Build and decorate a gingerbread house and pit your skills against the other contestants.
- The admission price includes one gingerbread house kit.
- Champagne and hot toddies will be available.
- There might even be a cash prize!
Your host for the Sugar & Spice gingerbread contest is popular and energetic warm-up comedian RC Smith, so the evening promises to be full of fun and laughter.
Come along to the Off the Hook Comedy Club on December 8 to make your delicious gingerbread creation. Entry costs $25, and the contest kicks off at 7 PM. Plus, you get to take your gingerbread house home with you to enjoy as a festive snack.
Unfortunately, home issues do not stop for the festive season, including floods and broken pipes. If you need help with water removal, call SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300.
Riverstone Is Ideally Placed For Luxury and Leisure
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Riverstone and Naples Are Perfect Destinations For Anyone In Search Of A Little Luxury and Fresh Air
Naples is a famous Florida city. Its population of 19,539 means it is big enough to have tons of amenities, yet still small enough to explore easily. Naples was founded in the late nineteenth century, and its early settlers were impressed with the abundant fishing and warm climate. In fact, Naples got its name after a settler commented that it surpassed even Naples in Italy for its sunny weather.
As the city of Naples grew, it developed a reputation for luxury living. The area is home to multiple world-class golf courses, fine dining, plenty of tourist attractions, and long beaches of soft, white sand. It is this reputation for luxury that led to the building of exclusive gated communities like Riverstone. Riverstone is the ideal home for those who love the sporting lifestyle with its waterfall entrance, resort-style pools, sports complex, and clubhouse.
The area around Riverstone is overflowing with amenities and places to get away from it all for both residents and visitors.
Riverstone Is A Dream Destination For Eco Tourists
Riverstone and its surroundings are ideal destinations for Eco-tourism, thanks to its proximity to several large and well-known nature reserves. You will forget you are even close to a city when you are in the middle of a reserve, admiring the beauty of nature. Some unmissable stops include:
- The Everglades is one of the most well-known parks in the world. It forms a unique ecosystem that you cannot find anywhere else on earth, and it is also the largest tropical wilderness in the United States. It is one of only three locations globally to be listed as a World Heritage Site, a UNESCO site, and a Wetland of International Importance. The Everglades is home to a staggering array of creatures, including wading birds, panthers, crocodiles, manatees, and more than 300 fish species. Visitors can enjoy miles of trails, from long rambles to short and easy walks that include hardwood hammocks, wetlands, and pine stands. The Everglades also has stunning dark sky areas where you can see the night sky in all its glory.
- Big Cypress National Preserve was the first area to become a national preserve when the United States National Park System was founded. Big Cypress is the Everglade’s next-door neighbor and offers twelve campsites for visitors who would like to stay awhile and enjoy exploring. The park is home to panthers and alligators, although these are very shy and unlikely to make an appearance. There are regular ranger-led swamp walks and boardwalk talks so visitors can learn more about this unique spot.
- Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is located in the unique Ten Thousand Islands area of islands and mangrove islets. The park protects a large expansive of mangrove forests and many other exotic plants, birds, and animals, including dolphins and otters. As well as camping and walking, visitors can take part in hunting, fishing, and kayaking.
Leisure Activities For Everyone
Beautiful Eco-reserves are not the only attraction the Riverstone area has to offer. There is a wide variety of fun things to see and do, including: two
- Waterside Shops, where you will find all manner of luxury goods and stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, and Nordstrom. The mall features a unique open-air layout beside a calming pool so that you can shop in luxury!
- Palm Cottage, a historic home owned and managed by the Naples Historical Society. The house was built in 1895 and is the oldest home in Naples. The Society restored it to an authentic early 1900s state, so visitors can see how Naples people lived at the turn of the century.
- Vino’s Picasso is fun for children and parents alike. Unleash your inner creativity with personal instruction from an experienced artist, and create your masterpiece to take home.
- Fifth Avenue South is one of the most stylish streets in Naples. Stroll the avenue and enjoy the wealth of luxury dining and shopping on offer.
- Heritage Trail Museum is a free hidden gem! See historical artifacts and vintage photographs of the area, and learn about the history of Naples. The museum is also conveniently located for a segway or trolley tour of historical Naples.
While you are exploring Naples, ensure you make time for a game of pickleball. This paddleball sport was invented in 1965, but it has become trendy across the country. Players use a solid paddle to hit a pickleball (which is similar to a whiffle ball) over a net. The game combines tennis, table tennis, and badminton elements and is suitable for players of all abilities. Pickleball is good fun for all the family, and the city around Riverford boasts a high number of pickleball courts, so grab a bat and rally the family for a game!
SERVPRO Helps Riverstone Residents With Flood Damage
The Riverstone area has seen its share of floods and storms. In September 1996, Hurricane Donna struck Naples, causing damage that many older residents still remember. An extensive cleanup operation followed, with many people in the community chipping in to help.
Thankfully, SERVPRO is on hand these days to help with flood damage and ensure swift remediation. We recommend calling us immediately, because the faster we arrive, the quicker we can get your home back, “Like it never even happened.”
The first step in flood damage remediation is assessing the type of water:
- Clear water is completely clean and safe, such as water from a burst pipe or faucet.
- Gray water might contain some contaminants and could be dangerous if swallowed, such as water from a broken dishwasher or refrigerator.
- Blackwater poses a health risk and might contain microbes or raw waste, such as water from a sewage system or a burst river.
SERVPRO equips its teams with all the safety equipment necessary to handle any magnitude of flood. Our people come equipped with boots, overalls, long gloves, and breathing apparatus. Safety is our priority, which is why assessing the type of water comes first. We also assess potential slip, fall, or electrical hazards and mitigate them before we start work.
If you need help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300.
Combine Art, Science, and History in Riverstone with a Botanical Painting Workshop
We look forward to seeing you at the Feminist's Guide to Botany!
Riverstone Art Enthusiasts Partake in Art That Celebrates Women's History
The London Drawing Group is hosting its smash-hit Feminist's Guide to Botany on November 26, 2020. This online botanical painting course examines women's history and botanical art from prominent artists such as Marianne North and Rachel Ruysch.
This course is comprised of a short lecture followed by watercolor painting education and exercises for botanical paintings. Students are invited to make sketches during the lecture portion.
Necessary materials include:
• Watercolor or gouache paints along with a diverse set of brushes to work with
• Watercolor paper
• Plants to use as references
Classes are currently offered on a "pay what you can" basis to provide everyone with an opportunity to participate in this unique combination of history, creativity, and botany. The suggested donation amount is the equivalent of £8, which is approximately $10.40 in United States Dollars.
SERVPRO of East Naples assists communities in Riverstone with fire cleanup that minimizes property and structural damages. Call (239) 352-8300 for emergency-response residential mitigation services.
Enjoy Art in the Park at Naples' Cambier Park
We look forward to seeing you at Art in the Park!
Naples Art Celebrates 53 Years of Community Outreach
On December 5, Naples residents can look forward to Art in the Park from Naples Art at Cambier Park from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This local artist showcase started in 1957, is purported to be the first outdoor art exhibition in Naples. Art in the Park is instrumental in connecting local creatives with the community to promote art and culture.
Art in the Park features the following:
• A monthly juried art show on the first Saturday of each month
• Enjoyment of local art in both Cambier and Baker Parks throughout the season
• Monthly shows for the 2020-2021 season are to be held from November to April
Naples Art offers more information about rules for submitting art to each monthly show. Current season rules also address hygiene and public safety guidelines implemented in compliance with local and state regulations.
SERVPRO of East Naples provides fire damage mitigation for Naples homeowners 24/7, including weekends and holidays, when they call (239) 352-8300.
SERVPRO of East Naples Serves Local Commerce with Fast Cleanup
Call the experts at SERVPRO when your commercial property is damaged.
Naples Businesses are Returned to a Sanitary Condition by SERVPRO When They Call (239) 352-8300
The Naples community is a thriving network of medical firms, beach resorts, technology firms, education systems, and many more industries. Many major corporations have offices in the Naples, Florida, area, such as:
• Bank of America
• Marriott International
• Best Buy
Naples is most well known to visitors for its wealth of resorts and recreation options, including the Naples Botanical Garden on Bayshore Drive. These gardens are located on a 100-acre natural reserve. Guided tours of the grounds are offered from November through April each year.
For visitors and locals who are in the mood to enjoy coastal waters, the Naples Pier extends hundreds of feet into the Gulf of Mexico with a clear, unobstructed view of the horizon, which is perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset. The pier can be found along 12th Avenue. Fishing opportunities abound along the dock, as the waters contain a variety of game fish species.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a natural marvel with over 10,000 acres to explore. While the sanctuary is about an hour away from the city proper, it is one of the best-preserved natural wonders along the Paradise Coast. Flora and fauna enthusiasts alike have a wealth of opportunities for photography, birdwatching, plein air painting, and many other hobbies.
The History of Naples, Florida
While Naples was initially developed in the 1880s for a winter resort evocative of its Italian namesake, the area’s history starts with indigenous Americans settling the land as far back as 10,000 years ago, with the most notable tribal presence being the Calusa people, whose lands were purported to extend from Tampa Bay to Lake Okeechobee.
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who would later become the first governor of Puerto Rico, came across this coastal territory in the early 16th century. After an extensive conflict, much of the Calusa territory was lost.
In the 18th century, the Seminole tribes, which included Creek Indians, refugees of various backgrounds, and escaped African slaves, settled in the region. However, this settlement led to many conflicts and a long-running standoff with European settlers that eventually led the Seminole people to move into the Everglades. Big Cypress Swamp proved to be another reliable refuge for the Seminole.
The southwestern coast of Florida would not see new settlement efforts for almost another century. After the American Civil War, farmers moved south to establish themselves on new land as pioneers.
These early settlers’ livelihoods depended on the following:
• Fishing, hunting, and trapping
• Trading otter furs, exotic bird plumes, and alligator hides
• Farming and making charcoal
• Digging for clams
Mere decades later, the Naples Town Improvement Company formally established the resort town as a getaway for sportsmen, particularly those from up north. This effort began with investment and exploration efforts spearheaded by Democratic Kentucky Senator General John S. Williams and Walter Haldeman. Later, in the 1920s, Collier County was created, with much of the local wealth generated by the efforts of Tennessee millionaire Barron Gift Collier.
Hospitality in Naples
Naples got its start as a hotel and resort town and still has plenty to offer in hospitality and recreation to this day. Resorts in and near this portion of the Paradise Coast include:
• The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
• Bellasera Resort
• Charter Club Resort of Naples Bay by Diamond Resorts
• Edgewater Beach Hotel
• The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
In observation of current public safety measures, Naples’ resorts have implemented such measures as installing hand sanitizing stations, frequent sanitation with particular attention paid to high traffic areas and touchpoints, and mandatory face masks for staff. Like the Noble House LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort, some resorts have additional safety measures like the marking of social distancing guidelines in public areas for ease of adherence.
Contactless check-in and check-out are other safety features that allow guests to enjoy their stay as safe as possible. High-temperature washes kill bacteria in tandem with EPA-registered sanitizers. Some resorts implement a 24-hour minimum vacancy period between reservations to maximize safety during and after sanitation. Employees also undergo regular temperature checks and provide individually-wrapped toiletries for guest rooms.
Can SERVPRO’s Cleanup Methods Curb Water Damage Odors?
Water damage and odors go hand in hand in many cases. Worse still, the odors and staining characteristic of water damage can indicate mold growth that can quickly become a safety concern. SERVPRO’s empirical cleanup and measuring processes are crucial to performing water restoration for Naples businesses.
• SERVPRO’s moisture measurement tools include imaging technologies that can see inside and behind structures to detect moisture and sensors precisely calibrated for affected surfaces
• Accurate and comprehensive calculation of humidity and drying goals ensures that cleanup and restoration is performed to code
• Water extraction accelerates the drying process significantly and is hundreds of times faster than relying solely on air movers and dehumidifiers
• EPA-registered, OSHA-approved biocides, many of which are proprietary SERVPRO cleaners, can cut through odors and return a commercial facility to its preloss state
• Odor control technicians (OCTs) can use a variety of methods to address odors, including directly injecting affected carpeting and ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging for large spaces affected by water damage
SERVPRO OCTs receive extensive training and certification in Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards and guidelines to ensure that commercial facility odor control is performed to a consistently high standard with industrial-grade tools. 24/7 service and fast response times ensure that businesses can be returned to a preloss condition last at night, on weekends, and during holidays.
SERVPRO of East Naples provides commercial cleanup that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Business owners in need can call (239) 352-8300 for IICRC-certified mitigation and restoration services.
How Do Businesses Deal with Mold Growth?
SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of mold damage, Including the odors that come with it. Call us today, we are always available.
Use a Commercial Mold Damage Remediation Service for your Riverstone Business. SERVPRO is an Expert at Containing, Controlling, and Remediating Mold Growth for Local Companies.
Why does mold appear in commercial buildings?
The key to mold growth is moisture. Riverstone businesses may often have high plumbing usage and a high amount of stress on an internal plumbing system. Sometimes, these stresses can lead to moisture leaks, which, in turn, form the basis for a mold infestation. Odors and mycotoxins that some molds produce can be unpleasant for workers, management, and customers. An uncontrolled microbial outbreak could result in extensive demolition and replacement of carpets, walls, furniture, or fittings. SERVPRO helps local businesses to avoid unnecessary interruption by providing accountable and expert mold guidance. Our technicians remediate these issues according to the environmental protection agency (EPA) standards to ensure your workplace remains safe and sanitary.
What are the guidelines and standards for company properties with mold growth?
- The EPA produces a set of guidelines for schools or commercial spaces to provide advice to property managers.
- The Institute of Inspection, Cleanin, and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) issues the S520 guide for indoor air quality and mold remediation.
- Commercial property managers often enlist an indoor environmental professional (IEP) and/ or an industrial hygienist (IH) to develop remediation protocol and declare the property safe.
How do mold remediators work with IEPs or Industrial Hygienists?
It is an excellent idea to enlist scientific professionals when remediating commercial mold damage in your Riverstone business. As a commercial property, you must provide a safe environment for staff or customers. IEPs can work with SERVPRO technicians to produce a strategy for containing and safely removing molds from a property. An industrial hygienist can often inspect the property at the end of service to ensure that indoor air-quality returns to a sanitary level and the property is safe to resume business. Our technicians and crew chiefs have extensive experience working under the guidance of environmental specialists.
How do mold remediators exact mold from a commercial property?
- Mold remediators use professional training and qualifications to apply the guidelines and standards set by the EPA.
- Technicians can set up quarantines for property areas where microbial spores could spread or cause further harm.
- Crew chiefs can keep property managers and staff informed of the necessary protocols to ensure that remediation is controlled.
If you notice signs of mold in your business, it could be indicative of a larger issue. Contact SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300.
What are Signs a Door Frame is Allowing Water Into Your Riverstone Home?
SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300 is ready 24/7 to handle any size or type of flood damage in local properties.
No matter how the water got into your Riverstone residence, SERVPRO techs have the expertise and equipment to make it right.
When a door allows water into a Riverstone property, the most obvious place to look is around the door's base. If you see the light coming through gaps between your door and the door frame, that means water can enter too. Doing regular inspections on the interior and exterior around your doors can help inhibit this issue from happening. However, there are actually four main places where leaks typically occur on doors such as:
• The upper corners
• Between the doors on French doors or along the jambs
• Gaps around crucial corners, found between your door panel and door jamb
• Beneath the door, the threshold
What are Signs of Flood Damage Entering the Walls?
When a damaged door allows flood damage into a Riverstone home, the water may not initially show up on the floor. If it is seeping in around a door, it can run in the walls for a time before it makes itself known through water spots on the sheetrock and finally visible water.
SERVPRO techs can find the water rapidly upon arrival through the use of their equipment. They have probes and infrared cameras that can pinpoint cooler temps, which show collections of moisture behind walls without the need to open the sheetrock.
If the floodwater has been running into the wall cavity's interior, the insulation and the sheetrock that has wicked water require removal and disposal. In minor water intake cases, the techs can often use a tactic known as "weep holes" to assist the wall in both draining and drying through evenly drilled holes in the wall.
SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300 is ready 24/7 to handle any size or type of flood damage in local properties. The techs have the equipment to find, extract and dry the home to make it, “Like it never even happened.”