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Avoiding Water Damages in Bonita Springs

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Avoiding Water Damages in Bonita Springs Leaking AC can cause substantial damage

10/11/2018

It's hard to fully appreciate the impact of the damage caused by water in your home until you've actually experienced it. One of the most expensive losses suffered by homeowners happens when they have a broken pipe or other cause of water damage. Fortunately, regular maintenance and annual inspections can go a long way toward preventing those losses. Even without understanding the potential devastation, you can still take steps to prevent damage from happening.

  1. Check Out the HVAC System

You may discover drips or leaks if the appliances in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system aren't functioning properly. You should never see water coming from your indoor units (other than minor "sweat" on the indoor evaporator coil.) If there's ever enough moisture to cause a drip, you may have trouble. You should also be on the lookout for ice build-up on the indoor coil. Regular maintenance is a great way to spot trouble early on, so you can make minor repairs before you have expensive damages on your hands. 

2. Inspect Appliance Regularly

Appliances such as dishwashers, clothes washers, dryers, and refrigerators are common causes of leaking water in home. You can avoid a lot of damage by routinely inspecting hoses and connections. Keep appliance vents clean and clear. Watch out for corrosion and leaks. These quick and easy steps don't take long and are very effective at preventing water damages.

3. Have a relationship With a Plumber 

You may not notice a broken pipe until you have significant damage and lots of expenses due to pipe cleanup without regular visits from a plumber. Leaks from the toilet, bathtub, shower, or sink could happen behind the walls or under the floor. As soon as you notice unpleasant or musty smells, condensation on pipes, or puddles of water, contact a plumber. You should also act quickly if you notice an unusual spike in your monthly water bill. 

Don't wait until you have to call a restoration specialist to take action. Prevent water damages in homes with consistent maintenance and routine inspections.

Does Your Bonita Springs Home Have A Mold Problem

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Bonita Springs Home Have A Mold Problem In Bonita Springs Home, Mold is Hidden Behind Cabinets

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (239) 791-8892

Bonita Springs 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Bonita Springs 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero provides 24 hour water damage restoration service in Bonita Springs

SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero  is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 239-791-8892

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero

SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Mold Remediation in Estero, FL

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in Estero, FL Mold damage in an Estero home.

You have been maintaining your Estero home, the last thing you want is to see mold or mildew growing in your home.  Not to mention the impact that these allergens can have on your health. Therefore, it is important to keep inspecting your home for any signs of these allergens are important. Here are a few tips for mold remediation.

Check for Source of Moisture

If you are having an mold problem in your home, it definitely means that the area has moisture thus, the first thing you need to do is check for the source of moisture. Otherwise, you will never really get rid of the mold. Because even if you do remediate it, it will keep coming back. In most cases, poor ventilation, windows, roofs, foundations or plumbing are the main cause. If you identify the source of moisture, have it fixed immediately.

Call SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero

You cannot just decide to take care of the fungi or mold yourself. Getting rid of these allergens follows a complex process and trying to do it yourself will just be jeopardizing the health of your family members. An expert will ensure that the process is done safely, to ensure that your family’s health is not jeopardized.  While at the same time ensuring that the problem doesn’t reoccur.  The first thing your SERVPRO mold remediation expert will do is contain the area. This will prevent spores from spreading from this area to other areas of the house. HEPA Vacuuming is the next step. However, it is important to note that not any vacuum is ideal for this situation.

Ensure that it is thoroughly dried using dehumidifiers. The drying process will ensure that the microbial growth doesn’t reoccur.  Also, they should remove any furniture or equipment that has been affected by the mold spores. They should ensure that these items are sealed while being removed.  The last step is to have a clearance test performed by an independent Indoor Air Quality Professional.  For more information involving mold remediation services in your home or business, please visit http://www.SERVPRObonitaspringsestero.com