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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.

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

Make sure your Emergency Kit is Stocked and Ready to Go in Island Walk

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Drone holding an emergency kit. Have your emergency kit prepared for your home or business in Island Walk.

SERVPRO® of East Naples is no stranger to storms, water damage, etc. Our trained professionals know natural disasters cannot be avoided and when they do strike, we want to help others be prepared, which is why we want to remind everyone in Island Walk to have their emergency kits stocked and ready to go.

Here are some items that could be included in an emergency kit:

  • Whistle
  • Alcohol pads
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Battery-powered radio and batteries
  • BandAids
  • Flashlight

If you have a pet, you may want to consider including things your pet would need such as food, a spare leash or collar, a blanket and even a toy. Island Walk more than likely has tech-savvy people who could probably call for help if needed, but it is important to be prepared for when technology fails, especially when water is involved. If you experience a flood in any way in a residential area/dorm or commercial building, make sure to stay out of the water because electricity from technology devices can travel through water.  When disaster happens, it’s great to be prepared with your emergency kit.

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Link:  https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2006/09/17/your-family-needs-emergency-supply-kit

OSHA Guidelines for Fire Extinguisher Usage in Heritage Bay

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

The letters OSHA written on a paper on a clipboard. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers train their employees how and when to use fire extinguishers.

SERVPRO® of East Naples knows that understanding the proper use of fire extinguishers can help prevent fire from destroying lives in Heritage Bay. Just having a fire extinguisher nearby is not enough.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers train their employees how and when to use fire extinguishers. They must provide the training shortly after the employee is hired, and then every year thereafter. OSHA also requires monthly inspections for fire extinguishers. OSHA does not allow untrained employees to use a fire extinguisher.

Fire extinguishers have to be placed where they cannot be moved or damaged. The carrying handle should be 3-1/2 to 5 feet above the floor.

Employees must know when to use fire extinguishers.

SERVPRO of East Naples suggests asking yourself these questions regarding fire extinguishers in your Heritage Bay business: 

  • Can everyone get out?
  • Is the fire extinguisher easy to reach?
  • Do I know how to use it?
  • Is the fire contained in a small area?
  • Do I have an escape route?
  • Have I pulled the fire alarm?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the questions, it is reasonable to use the fire extinguisher.

SERVPRO of East Naples reminds you that fire is fast. If you cannot contain it within 30 seconds, get everyone out of the area. Call 911 once you are outside.

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/index.html

https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.157

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/fire-and-life-safety-equipment/fire-extinguishers

Stats on Businesses Reopening After a Disaster in Quail Creek

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

The letters FEMA on an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form laid on an American Flag. Knowing some causes of how some commercial fires begin can help you avoid disaster.

SERVPRO of East Naples hopes you never experience the devastation that comes with dealing with fire damage. According to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) over 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster such as a storm damage, fire damage, water damage, or other disruption. Of those that do reopen, it is estimated that only 29% of those remain open after two years.

SERVPRO of East Naples wants you to be aware of some causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

Some Causes of Commercial Fires in Quail Creek area are:

  • Kitchen fires
  • Equipment: Almost 38% of business fires start from faulty equipment or from mis-used equipment. Some materials can catch fire or explode when exposed to heat
  • Carelessness: Remember to cover light bulbs, turn off equipment at the end of the day, and to replace frayed cords

SERVPRO of East Naples wants you to remember that the best way to fight fire damage or smoke damage is prevention in Quail Creek.

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/documents/89510

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/firesafety/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/nonres_bldg_fire_estimates.pdf

Keep Your Vineyards Home or Office Equipped for Fire

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher in home or office hallway. All homes and offices in the Vineyards Country Club area should have a fire extinguisher within easy reach.

Office fires in the Vineyards Country Club area may be more common than you think. Kitchen or a break-room appliance such as a coffee maker, microwave and/or refrigerator, etc. can have faulty wiring and catch fire. Break-rooms and kitchens both should have a fire extinguisher in an easy to access location. SERVPRO® of East Naples wants to remind you that fires can start as easily as turning on one of these appliances. Your home or workplace should consider having a training session on how to use fire extinguishers. If someone in your home or business has not done that, please look into setting up a training session. Local fire departments are usually happy to assist with this training, and they can provide some real-life examples of ways to practice fire safety.

If your home or break room (or any other area of your home or office building) catches fire, you will likely have smoke damage as well as damage from the fire. That is where SERVPRO of East Naples comes in. We proudly service the Vineyards Country Club area and are here to clean up the damage and make your building look new again. We are open 24/7 and we show up prepared for any size disaster, whether it is from fire damage, water damage, or even storm damage. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need our services.

SERVPRO of East Naples is independently owned and operated.