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Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations 2021-10-18
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When experiencing fire damage to a property, it is essential to have professionals fully inspect and determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage.

Not only will we help identify the types of damages, but we will also set proper guidelines to restore your property.

We are a top-rated fire damage repair company proudly serving Naples, FL, and surrounding areas.

We follow IICRC standards to assure safe and appropriate practices Our first priority is getting you back on track and restoring your property in a timely matter.

This includes having our entire team of professionals help you throughout the process.

Fire Damage Cleanup and Repair in Naples, FL Smoke and Soot Damage Repair Odor control services for smoke and soot damage affected residential and commercial properties in which our fire damage experts utilize specialized techniques, equipment, and treatment solutions.Structural and Content Cleaning Smoke and fire damage restoration services for interior and exterior of structures.Roof Tarp and Board Up ServicesEmergency board-up services for roof, windows, and doors.

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Whether you just recently moved in or are still planning to relocate to enjoy the Sunshine State lifestyle, knowing the climatic condition of your new location is important.

If you have an eye on the Fort Myers city of Florida, use these tips to know more and make your transition easy, smoother, and more enjoyable.

If You Plan to Stay at HomeBefore a HurricaneCreate a hurricane disaster planCover up and secure entrance and exit openings (windows/doors)   Prepare emergency/supplies kit for home and carPrepare food and water (for at least 3 days)Know evacuation centers/routesHave a handy radio with batteries for NOAA hurricane updatesPrepare cash; usually, after hurricanes, ATMs are closedFill up your car with gasoline During a HurricaneStay indoorsStay away from windows, skylights and glass doors Go to a safe and secured area such as a closet, downstairs bathroom or interior roomListen to the radio for NOAA weather updates If the authorities require evacuation, do so immediately After a HurricaneStay inside the house until it is safe to come outCall your family members or relatives for safety updatesInspect your property for damages while wearing protective gear If You Plan to EvacuateIf you plan to evacuate, evacuate earlyMake sure to secure and protect your homeTurn off all utilities and lock up the houseFollow the local community disaster preparedness system Ahead-of-Season Preparation Most Floridians have the ‘preparation in advance attitude’ and are becoming a clique for many.

May                              Category 1                  Least ActiveJune - July                   Category 2/3               ActiveAugust - October        Category 3/4/5           Most ActiveNovember                   Category 3/4/5            ActiveDecember                    Category 1                  Least Active  Stock SuppliesItems in a hurricane preparedness stock list should be purchased ahead of the season.

Food     Non-perishable foods/ready-to-eat packagesHigh-energy/protein bars/canned meats/fruits Water1 gallon per person/day ClothingSealed set of change of clothing per personRubber shoesJacket per personBlanket/sleeping bag per person Health NeedsComplete first aid kitPrescription medications Miscellaneous EssentialsCashSealed important documents: birth certificates /insurance papers/land titles, etc.Map of your locality with evacuation routesRadio with extra batteries readyFlashlightsMatches (waterproof)WhistlePortable multi-purpose toolsPortable chargersFeminine suppliesTowelettesPests repellantExtra tissue paper Baby Supplies Complete baby food/ infant formulaBaby clothingDiapers/wipes Kids' SuppliesWipes and diapersFavorite toys/activity itemsComfort things/itemsWell-liked snacks Pet SuppliesCollarsLeashesCanned foodPet bowls                              COVID-19 Protection              Multiple masks  Hand sanitizersLiquid soap/barDisinfectant wipes Respect NatureCommonly, most new residents just brush off a Category 1 hurricane.

Though only the first category, it can carry winds of up to 95 mph which can damage houses and even snap powerlines.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that almost 40 to 60 percent of small businesses fail to reopen after a disaster hits.

Not taking the steps to prepare ahead could mean losses in profits, disrupted business operations, and costly repair work.Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to keep property damage to a minimum during unforeseen natural disasters in Southwest Florida.

Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations has compiled some tips to help your business survive.

Make sure that your employees and staff understand it in detail.

DURING THE STORMStay tuned to the latest updates from the proper authorities to ensure that you are aware of the storm's status, the latest weather conditions, and warnings or signals issued to your area.Safety must be your priority during a storm.

Make sure that you and your family are safe and think about your business later.Focus on the emergency plan you've done beforehand and make any adjustments based on the situation you're in.

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Basement flooding can bring multiple problems to property owners, which is why it is important to take action to lessen the damage before the professionals arrive.

Before entering a flooded basement, ask yourself the following questions: Is the water contaminated?Is the basement structurally safe?Is there a sign of a gas leak?Is there a risk of electrical shock?Clean up.

After ensuring that it is safe to enter the basement, wear proper protective equipment such as boots, gloves and eye protection, carefully shielding your skin from coming in contact with the water.

Keep children and pets away from the flooded area.

Document contaminated items for insurance purposes before disposing of them.

If building materials have been damaged, they have to be removed within 24 hours to prevent the growth of mold.

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Halloween is finally upon us!

Nothing helps the residents of Fort Myers, Florida get in the Halloween spirit like spooky decorations and finding the perfect costume to go trick-or-treating.

Although October is a fun month full of autumn activities and cool weather, many people do not know that some Halloween festivities can also pose a fire threat.Halloween fire facts according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)From 2014 to 2018, an average of 770 home structure fires began with decorations per year.

More than two of every five (44%) of these fires occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source, such as a candle or hot equipment.More than one-third (36%) of these fires were started by candles.More than one-fifth (22%) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen; 16% began in the living room.At such a high cost, it’s crucial that you take the necessary steps to help prevent a fire from igniting in your home this season.

To help you enjoy a safer holiday, follow these important Halloween safety tips from the experts at Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations.

There are some costumes your children should avoid that are flammable and dangerous.

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Protect your family and your home during the cleanup after a storm, hurricane, or other natural calamities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is much safer to hold back for some time until the weather conditions are normal. Use: Ear covering/plugs  Helmet  Heavy work gloves N95 masks Protective clothing Safety glasses Waterproof boots 3. In some situations, homeowners insurance cover damages caused by natural disasters. Call the utility service experts and let them check for safety         purposes. If the water damage is beyond       control, consider calling a water damage restoration company in Cape        Coral to repair the damage.
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The early arrival of Hurricane Elsa could indicate a busier-than-usual hurricane season, heightening the probability of floods.

Property preparation ahead of time is critical to prevent expensive damage and repairs, such as roof patch tarp installations or roof repair.Understanding the health and safety issues concerning floodwaters is crucial.To discover more about the health risks of floods in Florida, call Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations at (239) 592-3777.InfectionsOpen wounds, cuts and abrasions exposed to floodwater can be infected by bacteria and other pathogens from the water.

If contacting floodwaters is unavoidable, proper protective clothing such as gloves, pants and boots must be worn.Apply a waterproof bandage on open wounds to prevent infections and maintain cleanliness thorough washing with soap and water.If redness or swelling develops or if there is a foreign object in the wound, immediately seek medical help.For more information, read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disclaimer on Emergency Wound Care After a Natural Disaster.InjuriesDeep and murky floodwaters hide broken glass, metal fragments and other dangerous injury-causing debris.

Contact a health care professional if you suffer a puncture wound or if any open wound becomes contaminated.

Animal and Insect BitesFlooding disturbs animal habitats and displaces wildlife.Avoid contact with animals, insects and reptiles especially in areas with a high wildlife population, such as Florida.Flood-Borne DiseasesIngesting floodwater can cause vomiting or diarrhea because of bacteria, viruses or parasites.

Stomach distress from floodwaters can escalate over time and cause dehydration.There is also a risk of contracting leptospirosis, cholera and typhoid fever in flooded areas.Flooding can attract mosquitoes which carry dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika virus and the West Nile virus.

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Considering these facts, a property owner may be tempted to deal with the damage on their own, but this is discouraged to do so as the damage could be worsened by improper cleanup and restoration.Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations have the equipment and know-how to deal with your Fort Myers water damage problem.

Read them below.Types of Water DamageThe Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has designated three main water types/categories which could cause damage in your property.Category 1: Clean Water Damage -  This type of water comes from sanitary sources and is the least severe type on the IICRC scale.

Sources of Category 1 water may include broken water supply lines, sink and bathtub overflows, kitchen faucet leaks, or toilet tank failure.

Sources of grey water includes toilets, washing machines, or sump pumps.

Disinfection of affected items is necessary after experiencing Category 2 water damage.

Classes of Water DamageThe class of water damage, on the other hand, describes the amount of water involved and its anticipated evaporation rate which depends on the type and amount of wet materials in the affected area.

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Protect your family and your home during the cleanup after a storm, hurricane, or other natural calamities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is much safer to hold back for some time until the weather conditions are normal.

Use:Ear covering/plugs Helmet Heavy work glovesN95 masksProtective clothingSafety glassesWaterproof boots3.

In some situations, homeowners insurance cover damages caused by natural disasters.

They are susceptible to molds and other bacterial growth which lead to health risks and illnesses.

If the water damage is beyond control, consider calling a water damage restoration company in Cape Coral to repair the damage.

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One-Stop Peace of Mind Service for the Victims of Hurricanes, Tropical Storms & Other Weather EventsHurricane season peaks between June and November and recovery services are most needed during this timeframe. In the past 300 years, well over 400 tropical storms have affected Florida.Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations'  top priority after storm damage is client safety. It’s our duty to contain damage, remove debris and restore damaged properties as efficiently and effectively as possible. Call Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations of Estero, Florida at (239) 531-2000 for complete storm damage restoration, cleaning and repair services. Complete Hurricane & Storm Recovery Services   Water Extraction: Experienced, licensed and certified leak detection services accurately identify the water source. We utilize this cutting-edge technology, coupled with our extensive experience and high level of training to quickly and completely extract all water from the property.Water Damage Restoration: Measures are implemented to assess the extent and type of water damage, prevent further damage, remove unsalvagable building structures, initiate structural drying and begin dehumidification.Mold Remediation: Mold inspection and testing conducted by an ACAC certified indoor environmentalist team accurately verifies the extent of mold contamination and develops recommendations for mold cleanup according to nationally accepted industry standards.
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Regardless of the forecast, understanding the fundamentals in hurricane preparation is critical.The Basics Understanding the fundamentals of a hurricane is important.

As National Hurricane Center officials, weather forecasters and news reporters communicate what to do before, during and after the hurricane, recognizing basic knowledge will be beneficial and instill confidence when dealing with the situation.Hurricane Types Tropical Storm – Winds 39-73 mphCategory 1 Hurricane – Winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt)Category 2 Hurricane – Winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt)Category 3 Hurricane – Winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt)Category 4 Hurricane – Winds 131-155 mph (114-135 kt)Category 5 Hurricane – Winds 156 mph and up (135+ kt)Hurricane Names Hurricane names are randomly picked, rotated and recycled every 6 years.

Super-catastrophic, severely deadly and over-costly hurricane names are officially retired to avoid confusion with current names.2021 Hurricane Names:Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Elsa, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Julian, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor and WandaHurricane Seasons/Dates Eastern Pacific: May 15 to November 30Atlantic: June 1 to November 30Central Pacific: June 1 to November 30 Hurricane Preparation 1.

Copy a nearby friend’s or trusted neighbor’s and adjust based on your needs.For those with an existing plan, make the necessary COVID-19 updates.

Gather emergency supplies.Create an inventory list and update current supplies through the end of the season with an extra few-month supply added (precautionary if the hurricane extends).

Sort and label items for fast and easy accessibility:A printed copy of the hurricane plan for other members (in case of separation)Container for important documents (water-sealed)Cooler with packsEnsure car and generator tanks are fullExtra cash, ATMs are usually offlineFirst-aid kit (complete with prescription medications)Flashlights with extra batteriesLighter (extra matches)MedicationsMobile phone surplus chargerNon-perishable food (3 days or more)Personal sanitation and hygiene itemsRadio with extra batteries (battery operated)Recreational games and reading materials (board games, cards)Senior citizens/Special needs items: baby supplies/pet suppliesWater (at least 3 days)5.

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Whether you just recently moved in or are still planning to relocate to enjoy the Sunshine State lifestyle, knowing the climatic condition of your new location is important.

If you have an eye on the Fort Myers city of Florida, use these tips to know more and make your transition easy, smoother, and more enjoyable.Planning is EssentialEach household is different; some people stay in their homes while others evacuate until the storm has passed.

If You Plan to Stay at Home Before a HurricaneCreate a hurricane disaster planCover up and secure entrance and exit openings (windows/doors)   Prepare emergency/supplies kit for home and carPrepare food and water (for at least 3 days)Know evacuation centers/routesHave a handy radio with batteries for NOAA hurricane updatesPrepare cash; usually, after hurricanes, ATMs are closedFill up your car with gasoline During a HurricaneStay indoorsStay away from windows, skylights and glass doors Go to a safe and secured area such as a closet, downstairs bathroom or interior roomListen to the radio for NOAA weather updates If the authorities require evacuation, do so immediately After a HurricaneStay inside the house until it is safe to come outCall your family members or relatives for safety updatesInspect your property for damages while wearing protective gear If You Plan to EvacuateIf you plan to evacuate, evacuate earlyMake sure to secure and protect your homeTurn off all utilities and lock up the houseFollow the local community disaster preparedness system Stock SuppliesItems in a hurricane preparedness stock list should be purchased ahead of the season.

Food     Non-perishable foods/ready-to-eat packagesHigh-energy/protein bars/canned meats/fruits Water1 gallon per person/day ClothingSealed set of change of clothing per personRubber shoesJacket per personBlanket/sleeping bag per person Health NeedsComplete first aid kitPrescription medications Miscellaneous EssentialsCashSealed important documents: birth certificates /insurance papers/land titles, etc.Map of your locality with evacuation routesRadio with extra batteries readyFlashlightsMatches (waterproof)WhistlePortable multi-purpose toolsPortable chargersFeminine suppliesTowelettesPests repellantExtra tissue paper Baby Supplies Complete baby food/ infant formulaBaby clothingDiapers/wipes Kids' SuppliesWipes and diapersFavorite toys/activity itemsComfort things/itemsWell-liked snacks Pet SuppliesCollarsLeashesCanned foodPet bowls                              COVID-19 Protection              Multiple masks  Hand sanitizersLiquid soap/barDisinfectant wipes Know What’s NextSurviving a hurricane is a story to tell, but knowing what to do next is a different chapter.

Minor/Major Damages Exterior of HomeRooftops/GuttersAtticsWalls/CeilingsGlass Windows/SidingsChimneyBackyard Area/Garden/PatioFront/Back of the House Interior of HomeAppliances/Household EquipmentElectrical/Generator SystemWater/Piping SystemHVAC SystemGas System   Additional TipsReview your insurance documents to keep informed or updated on claims.Document everything through taking pictures or videos for insurance claim purposes.

Fort Myers’ Disaster Restoration ProviderSince 1983, Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations has been protecting and safeguarding residential and commercial establishments in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas in Southwest Florida.

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One-Stop Peace of Mind Service for the Victims of Hurricanes, Tropical Storms & Other Weather EventsFlorida and the southern US are prone to hurricanes, tropical storms, high winds and even tornadoes.

Most storm-damaged structures leave dangerous debris scattered.

It’s our job to contain damage, remove debris and restore damaged properties as efficiently and effectively as possible.Call Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations of Naples, Florida at (239) 531-2000 for complete storm damage restoration, cleaning and repair services.

Flood Damage Restoration When residential or commercial flood damage occurs, rapid response with appropriate interventions is critical.

With the right preparation and timely response by a trustworthy flood damage cleanup and disaster restoration company, you can expect significantly less stress and disruption while keeping out-of-pocket costs to a minimum.Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restoration is a licensed general contractor (Residential Contractor’s License #L1607070001182) in the state of Florida.

We offer water damage restoration and water damage repair services including water leak detection, structural drying, and bathroom/kitchen water damage repair.

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Stay Safe After a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm After every hurricane or tropical storm passing by, they're a lot of hazards or dangerous situations everybody should do to keep safe.

Scenarios Every after a hurricane or tropical storm, different scenarios happen :Destruction and damages of structures, landscaped areasPower outage and communication is downLow-lying areas are flooded Hazards are everywhere (flooded roads, damaged buildings, wild animals)Dangerous or wild animals are roaming around People are disorderly and unorganized (prone to crimes) Primarily, continue monitoring the NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates.

Wait for confirmation if the hurricane has passed, and is safe to leave your house.

Stay focus, don’t panic, and do what the priorities at hand.

Apply first aid quickly if any person got injured or accidents If plan to evacuate/go to an evacuation centerStick to the emergency plan, deviate or improvise if necessary Monitor and keep updated on the news including flooded roads Don’t attempt to drive through a flooded area.

Strange noises mean a collapsing structure about to fall.

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When experiencing fire damage to a property, it is essential to have professionals fully inspect and determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage.

Not only will we help identify the types of damages, but we will also set proper guidelines to restore your property.

We are a top-rated fire damage repair company proudly serving Naples, FL, and surrounding areas.

We follow IICRC standards to assure safe and appropriate practices Our first priority is getting you back on track and restoring your property in a timely matter.

This includes having our entire team of professionals help you throughout the process.

Fire Damage Cleanup and Repair in Naples, FL Smoke and Soot Damage Repair Odor control services for smoke and soot damage affected residential and commercial properties in which our fire damage experts utilize specialized techniques, equipment, and treatment solutions.Structural and Content Cleaning Smoke and fire damage restoration services for interior and exterior of structures.Roof Tarp and Board Up ServicesEmergency board-up services for roof, windows, and doors.

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Protect your family and your home during the cleanup after a storm, hurricane, or other natural calamities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is much safer to hold back for some time until the weather conditions are normal.

Use:Ear covering/plugs Helmet Heavy work glovesN95 masksProtective clothingSafety glassesWaterproof boots3.

In some situations, homeowners insurance cover damages caused by natural disasters.

They are susceptible to molds and other bacterial growth which lead to health risks and illnesses.

If the water damage is beyond control, consider calling a water damage restoration company in Cape Coral to repair the damage.

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Whether you just recently moved in or are still planning to relocate to enjoy the Sunshine State lifestyle, knowing the climatic condition of your new location is important.

If you have an eye on the Fort Myers city of Florida, use these tips to know more and make your transition easy, smoother, and more enjoyable.

If You Plan to Stay at HomeBefore a HurricaneCreate a hurricane disaster planCover up and secure entrance and exit openings (windows/doors)   Prepare emergency/supplies kit for home and carPrepare food and water (for at least 3 days)Know evacuation centers/routesHave a handy radio with batteries for NOAA hurricane updatesPrepare cash; usually, after hurricanes, ATMs are closedFill up your car with gasoline During a HurricaneStay indoorsStay away from windows, skylights and glass doors Go to a safe and secured area such as a closet, downstairs bathroom or interior roomListen to the radio for NOAA weather updates If the authorities require evacuation, do so immediately After a HurricaneStay inside the house until it is safe to come outCall your family members or relatives for safety updatesInspect your property for damages while wearing protective gear If You Plan to EvacuateIf you plan to evacuate, evacuate earlyMake sure to secure and protect your homeTurn off all utilities and lock up the houseFollow the local community disaster preparedness system Ahead-of-Season Preparation Most Floridians have the ‘preparation in advance attitude’ and are becoming a clique for many.

May                              Category 1                  Least ActiveJune - July                   Category 2/3               ActiveAugust - October        Category 3/4/5           Most ActiveNovember                   Category 3/4/5            ActiveDecember                    Category 1                  Least Active  Stock SuppliesItems in a hurricane preparedness stock list should be purchased ahead of the season.

Food     Non-perishable foods/ready-to-eat packagesHigh-energy/protein bars/canned meats/fruits Water1 gallon per person/day ClothingSealed set of change of clothing per personRubber shoesJacket per personBlanket/sleeping bag per person Health NeedsComplete first aid kitPrescription medications Miscellaneous EssentialsCashSealed important documents: birth certificates /insurance papers/land titles, etc.Map of your locality with evacuation routesRadio with extra batteries readyFlashlightsMatches (waterproof)WhistlePortable multi-purpose toolsPortable chargersFeminine suppliesTowelettesPests repellantExtra tissue paper Baby Supplies Complete baby food/ infant formulaBaby clothingDiapers/wipes Kids' SuppliesWipes and diapersFavorite toys/activity itemsComfort things/itemsWell-liked snacks Pet SuppliesCollarsLeashesCanned foodPet bowls                              COVID-19 Protection              Multiple masks  Hand sanitizersLiquid soap/barDisinfectant wipes Respect NatureCommonly, most new residents just brush off a Category 1 hurricane.

Though only the first category, it can carry winds of up to 95 mph which can damage houses and even snap powerlines.

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One-Stop Peace of Mind Service for the Victims of Hurricanes, Tropical Storms & Other Weather EventsHurricane season peaks between June and November and recovery services are most needed during this timeframe. In the past 300 years, well over 400 tropical storms have affected Florida.Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations'  top priority after storm damage is client safety. It’s our duty to contain damage, remove debris and restore damaged properties as efficiently and effectively as possible. Call Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations of Estero, Florida at (239) 531-2000 for complete storm damage restoration, cleaning and repair services. Complete Hurricane & Storm Recovery Services   Water Extraction: Experienced, licensed and certified leak detection services accurately identify the water source. We utilize this cutting-edge technology, coupled with our extensive experience and high level of training to quickly and completely extract all water from the property.Water Damage Restoration: Measures are implemented to assess the extent and type of water damage, prevent further damage, remove unsalvagable building structures, initiate structural drying and begin dehumidification.Mold Remediation: Mold inspection and testing conducted by an ACAC certified indoor environmentalist team accurately verifies the extent of mold contamination and develops recommendations for mold cleanup according to nationally accepted industry standards.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that almost 40 to 60 percent of small businesses fail to reopen after a disaster hits.

Not taking the steps to prepare ahead could mean losses in profits, disrupted business operations, and costly repair work.Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to keep property damage to a minimum during unforeseen natural disasters in Southwest Florida.

Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations has compiled some tips to help your business survive.

Make sure that your employees and staff understand it in detail.

DURING THE STORMStay tuned to the latest updates from the proper authorities to ensure that you are aware of the storm's status, the latest weather conditions, and warnings or signals issued to your area.Safety must be your priority during a storm.

Make sure that you and your family are safe and think about your business later.Focus on the emergency plan you've done beforehand and make any adjustments based on the situation you're in.

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Regardless of the forecast, understanding the fundamentals in hurricane preparation is critical.The Basics Understanding the fundamentals of a hurricane is important.

As National Hurricane Center officials, weather forecasters and news reporters communicate what to do before, during and after the hurricane, recognizing basic knowledge will be beneficial and instill confidence when dealing with the situation.Hurricane Types Tropical Storm – Winds 39-73 mphCategory 1 Hurricane – Winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt)Category 2 Hurricane – Winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt)Category 3 Hurricane – Winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt)Category 4 Hurricane – Winds 131-155 mph (114-135 kt)Category 5 Hurricane – Winds 156 mph and up (135+ kt)Hurricane Names Hurricane names are randomly picked, rotated and recycled every 6 years.

Super-catastrophic, severely deadly and over-costly hurricane names are officially retired to avoid confusion with current names.2021 Hurricane Names:Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Elsa, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Julian, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor and WandaHurricane Seasons/Dates Eastern Pacific: May 15 to November 30Atlantic: June 1 to November 30Central Pacific: June 1 to November 30 Hurricane Preparation 1.

Copy a nearby friend’s or trusted neighbor’s and adjust based on your needs.For those with an existing plan, make the necessary COVID-19 updates.

Gather emergency supplies.Create an inventory list and update current supplies through the end of the season with an extra few-month supply added (precautionary if the hurricane extends).

Sort and label items for fast and easy accessibility:A printed copy of the hurricane plan for other members (in case of separation)Container for important documents (water-sealed)Cooler with packsEnsure car and generator tanks are fullExtra cash, ATMs are usually offlineFirst-aid kit (complete with prescription medications)Flashlights with extra batteriesLighter (extra matches)MedicationsMobile phone surplus chargerNon-perishable food (3 days or more)Personal sanitation and hygiene itemsRadio with extra batteries (battery operated)Recreational games and reading materials (board games, cards)Senior citizens/Special needs items: baby supplies/pet suppliesWater (at least 3 days)5.

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Basement flooding can bring multiple problems to property owners, which is why it is important to take action to lessen the damage before the professionals arrive.

Before entering a flooded basement, ask yourself the following questions: Is the water contaminated?Is the basement structurally safe?Is there a sign of a gas leak?Is there a risk of electrical shock?Clean up.

After ensuring that it is safe to enter the basement, wear proper protective equipment such as boots, gloves and eye protection, carefully shielding your skin from coming in contact with the water.

Keep children and pets away from the flooded area.

Document contaminated items for insurance purposes before disposing of them.

If building materials have been damaged, they have to be removed within 24 hours to prevent the growth of mold.

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Halloween is finally upon us!

Nothing helps the residents of Fort Myers, Florida get in the Halloween spirit like spooky decorations and finding the perfect costume to go trick-or-treating.

Although October is a fun month full of autumn activities and cool weather, many people do not know that some Halloween festivities can also pose a fire threat.Halloween fire facts according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)From 2014 to 2018, an average of 770 home structure fires began with decorations per year.

More than two of every five (44%) of these fires occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source, such as a candle or hot equipment.More than one-third (36%) of these fires were started by candles.More than one-fifth (22%) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen; 16% began in the living room.At such a high cost, it’s crucial that you take the necessary steps to help prevent a fire from igniting in your home this season.

To help you enjoy a safer holiday, follow these important Halloween safety tips from the experts at Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations.

There are some costumes your children should avoid that are flammable and dangerous.

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Whether you just recently moved in or are still planning to relocate to enjoy the Sunshine State lifestyle, knowing the climatic condition of your new location is important.

If you have an eye on the Fort Myers city of Florida, use these tips to know more and make your transition easy, smoother, and more enjoyable.Planning is EssentialEach household is different; some people stay in their homes while others evacuate until the storm has passed.

If You Plan to Stay at Home Before a HurricaneCreate a hurricane disaster planCover up and secure entrance and exit openings (windows/doors)   Prepare emergency/supplies kit for home and carPrepare food and water (for at least 3 days)Know evacuation centers/routesHave a handy radio with batteries for NOAA hurricane updatesPrepare cash; usually, after hurricanes, ATMs are closedFill up your car with gasoline During a HurricaneStay indoorsStay away from windows, skylights and glass doors Go to a safe and secured area such as a closet, downstairs bathroom or interior roomListen to the radio for NOAA weather updates If the authorities require evacuation, do so immediately After a HurricaneStay inside the house until it is safe to come outCall your family members or relatives for safety updatesInspect your property for damages while wearing protective gear If You Plan to EvacuateIf you plan to evacuate, evacuate earlyMake sure to secure and protect your homeTurn off all utilities and lock up the houseFollow the local community disaster preparedness system Stock SuppliesItems in a hurricane preparedness stock list should be purchased ahead of the season.

Food     Non-perishable foods/ready-to-eat packagesHigh-energy/protein bars/canned meats/fruits Water1 gallon per person/day ClothingSealed set of change of clothing per personRubber shoesJacket per personBlanket/sleeping bag per person Health NeedsComplete first aid kitPrescription medications Miscellaneous EssentialsCashSealed important documents: birth certificates /insurance papers/land titles, etc.Map of your locality with evacuation routesRadio with extra batteries readyFlashlightsMatches (waterproof)WhistlePortable multi-purpose toolsPortable chargersFeminine suppliesTowelettesPests repellantExtra tissue paper Baby Supplies Complete baby food/ infant formulaBaby clothingDiapers/wipes Kids' SuppliesWipes and diapersFavorite toys/activity itemsComfort things/itemsWell-liked snacks Pet SuppliesCollarsLeashesCanned foodPet bowls                              COVID-19 Protection              Multiple masks  Hand sanitizersLiquid soap/barDisinfectant wipes Know What’s NextSurviving a hurricane is a story to tell, but knowing what to do next is a different chapter.

Minor/Major Damages Exterior of HomeRooftops/GuttersAtticsWalls/CeilingsGlass Windows/SidingsChimneyBackyard Area/Garden/PatioFront/Back of the House Interior of HomeAppliances/Household EquipmentElectrical/Generator SystemWater/Piping SystemHVAC SystemGas System   Additional TipsReview your insurance documents to keep informed or updated on claims.Document everything through taking pictures or videos for insurance claim purposes.

Fort Myers’ Disaster Restoration ProviderSince 1983, Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations has been protecting and safeguarding residential and commercial establishments in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas in Southwest Florida.

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Protect your family and your home during the cleanup after a storm, hurricane, or other natural calamities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is much safer to hold back for some time until the weather conditions are normal. Use: Ear covering/plugs  Helmet  Heavy work gloves N95 masks Protective clothing Safety glasses Waterproof boots 3. In some situations, homeowners insurance cover damages caused by natural disasters. Call the utility service experts and let them check for safety         purposes. If the water damage is beyond       control, consider calling a water damage restoration company in Cape        Coral to repair the damage.
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One-Stop Peace of Mind Service for the Victims of Hurricanes, Tropical Storms & Other Weather EventsFlorida and the southern US are prone to hurricanes, tropical storms, high winds and even tornadoes.

Most storm-damaged structures leave dangerous debris scattered.

It’s our job to contain damage, remove debris and restore damaged properties as efficiently and effectively as possible.Call Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations of Naples, Florida at (239) 531-2000 for complete storm damage restoration, cleaning and repair services.

Flood Damage Restoration When residential or commercial flood damage occurs, rapid response with appropriate interventions is critical.

With the right preparation and timely response by a trustworthy flood damage cleanup and disaster restoration company, you can expect significantly less stress and disruption while keeping out-of-pocket costs to a minimum.Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restoration is a licensed general contractor (Residential Contractor’s License #L1607070001182) in the state of Florida.

We offer water damage restoration and water damage repair services including water leak detection, structural drying, and bathroom/kitchen water damage repair.

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The early arrival of Hurricane Elsa could indicate a busier-than-usual hurricane season, heightening the probability of floods.

Property preparation ahead of time is critical to prevent expensive damage and repairs, such as roof patch tarp installations or roof repair.Understanding the health and safety issues concerning floodwaters is crucial.To discover more about the health risks of floods in Florida, call Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations at (239) 592-3777.InfectionsOpen wounds, cuts and abrasions exposed to floodwater can be infected by bacteria and other pathogens from the water.

If contacting floodwaters is unavoidable, proper protective clothing such as gloves, pants and boots must be worn.Apply a waterproof bandage on open wounds to prevent infections and maintain cleanliness thorough washing with soap and water.If redness or swelling develops or if there is a foreign object in the wound, immediately seek medical help.For more information, read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disclaimer on Emergency Wound Care After a Natural Disaster.InjuriesDeep and murky floodwaters hide broken glass, metal fragments and other dangerous injury-causing debris.

Contact a health care professional if you suffer a puncture wound or if any open wound becomes contaminated.

Animal and Insect BitesFlooding disturbs animal habitats and displaces wildlife.Avoid contact with animals, insects and reptiles especially in areas with a high wildlife population, such as Florida.Flood-Borne DiseasesIngesting floodwater can cause vomiting or diarrhea because of bacteria, viruses or parasites.

Stomach distress from floodwaters can escalate over time and cause dehydration.There is also a risk of contracting leptospirosis, cholera and typhoid fever in flooded areas.Flooding can attract mosquitoes which carry dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika virus and the West Nile virus.

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Stay Safe After a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm After every hurricane or tropical storm passing by, they're a lot of hazards or dangerous situations everybody should do to keep safe.

Scenarios Every after a hurricane or tropical storm, different scenarios happen :Destruction and damages of structures, landscaped areasPower outage and communication is downLow-lying areas are flooded Hazards are everywhere (flooded roads, damaged buildings, wild animals)Dangerous or wild animals are roaming around People are disorderly and unorganized (prone to crimes) Primarily, continue monitoring the NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates.

Wait for confirmation if the hurricane has passed, and is safe to leave your house.

Stay focus, don’t panic, and do what the priorities at hand.

Apply first aid quickly if any person got injured or accidents If plan to evacuate/go to an evacuation centerStick to the emergency plan, deviate or improvise if necessary Monitor and keep updated on the news including flooded roads Don’t attempt to drive through a flooded area.

Strange noises mean a collapsing structure about to fall.

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Considering these facts, a property owner may be tempted to deal with the damage on their own, but this is discouraged to do so as the damage could be worsened by improper cleanup and restoration.Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations have the equipment and know-how to deal with your Fort Myers water damage problem.

Read them below.Types of Water DamageThe Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has designated three main water types/categories which could cause damage in your property.Category 1: Clean Water Damage -  This type of water comes from sanitary sources and is the least severe type on the IICRC scale.

Sources of Category 1 water may include broken water supply lines, sink and bathtub overflows, kitchen faucet leaks, or toilet tank failure.

Sources of grey water includes toilets, washing machines, or sump pumps.

Disinfection of affected items is necessary after experiencing Category 2 water damage.

Classes of Water DamageThe class of water damage, on the other hand, describes the amount of water involved and its anticipated evaporation rate which depends on the type and amount of wet materials in the affected area.