Your Belongings and Storm Damage

In Southwest Florida, the weather is often violent and unpredictable. At certain times of the year Hurricanes and their smaller, less powerful siblings often wreak havoc on unprepared business/home structures and the property where they’re built. The high winds and massive amounts of water produced by these storms often leave unprepared owners/renters not so high and not so dry. With that in mind, one of the most important things a business can do to protect the structure(s) on said property is to institute a structured way to deal with the damage they can and often do inflict. More important, though, is the need to protect the people on said property. “Organizations with effective emergency plans greatly increase their chances of surviving disasters and other emergency situations.” So, in the interest of that preparedness, here are a few ideas to add to your arsenal of protection: .

  • Emergency kits including things such nonperishable foods, bottled water, flashlights and batteries, blankets, and changes of clothes.
  • A First Aid Kit.
  • Emergency phone numbers and/or email addresses, etc.
  • A placard with a diagram of the structure that includes marked emergency exits.
  • A previously agreed upon exit strategy.
  • A previously agreed upon meeting place for immediately afterwards.
  • A more permanent place to stay in case of catastrophic damage.

This is a good start to a good plan; but one should feel free to add to this list. And remember—preparedness is key.

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Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of East Naples specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.


If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of East Naples can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  •  Television sets
  •  DVD players
  •  Computers
  •  And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of East Naples can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  •  Preloss list and value of contents
  •  Detailed and accurate report
  •  Better information to settle claims quicker
  •  Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  •  Peace of mind when you need it most