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Why Flood Damage from Flood Waters in Palmetto Bay is Dangerous

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Flood Damage from Flood Waters in Palmetto Bay is Dangerous Rely on SERVPRO if you experience a flood damage emergency.

SERVPRO’s First Priority During a Flash Flood is Safety

Storms, hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes have one thing in common: they can cause significant flood damage to your home. Flood waters are ruthless and can come without warning. In some cases, you may not be able to protect yourself from the resultant losses, even after foreseeing the calamity. The best way to protect yourself is taking precautionary measures beforehand, like insuring your home and having a reputable restoration company in your phone book.

Over the last few decades, SERVPRO has been providing flood damage restoration services to different places in the country, including Palmetto Bay. Our technicians are highly skilled and highly experienced, certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have a wide range of equipment for dealing with all sorts of emergencies, and we are strategically located to respond quickly to your situation.

The worst part of flood damage occurs primarily from the mere force of flowing water. Six inches of flood water can knock you off your feet, while two feet of water is forceful enough to sweep a car away. This impact can seem surprising, considering that you can easily swim in the ocean without much trouble, and that is a lot of moving water. Even a flowing river is not strong enough to knock someone over.

Flood waters are dangerous because they tend to apply a lot more pressure than a calm sea or an ordinary river. SERVPRO technicians often have to relocate most of the items in the house to avoid further damage. The main reason behind the massive pressure is the large differences in water volume during many floods. During a flood, much water may accumulate in one area while another area is almost dry. Since water is relatively heavy, it moves quickly to acquire its own level. The force of movement is directly proportional to the difference between water volumes across a region. At a certain point, the water may not look so deep or even dangerous -- until it is too late.

Flash floods cause the most devastating flood damage, as they occur from a sudden, intense buildup of water. They hit an area immediately after the water starts to accumulate, so you may not see them coming most of the time. In this case, the first priority for SERVPRO emergency responders is safety. Since flash floods involve a significant amount of water accumulating in one area, they can move with a great deal of force, knocking over anything in their path. The damage is more intense when a strong thunderstorm causes a heavy downpour on a mountain, which then cascades down at a tremendous speed.

If you have a flood damage emergency in your area, you can count on SERVPRO of Cutler Bay to restore your property. We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry and have the expertise to handle all your restoration needs. Call us anytime on (305) 278-8484.

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services in Palmette Estates

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services in Palmette Estates Mold can cause negative health effects and that is why it is imperative that your remediate the mold as soon as possible.

Palmette Estates Homes Can Receive Mold Remediation Services Through SERVPRO


Mold growth is a pressing concern in the house. It can creep into your Palmette Estates property and hide behind wall hangings, carpeting, drywall, and other surfaces, leading to an intolerable smell in the room. In some cases, it can even cause certain health effects.

When it comes to professional mold remediation, it is best to hire a licensed mold removal company. SERVPRO has a long history of providing mold damage cleanup services in Palmette Estates, and it is the right choice for you. Our technicians have IICRC certification and access to advanced tools and products for detecting and eradicating mold growth in hard-to-reach surfaces.

SERVPRO can provide assessment services to determine whether you have a mold problem in your home. Mold detection is difficult and often requires an experienced technician to identify accurately. Additionally, mold cleanup is a daunting task that requires more than just applying some bleach on the surfaces. To get rid of it effectively, we need to eliminate its source of food. Using special antimicrobial products, our technicians can treat the affected areas successfully without causing unnecessary damage.

The main steps in mold damage remediation are containing mold spores, setting up a negative pressure, and then removing the mold. Invisible to the naked eye, mold spores are transported through the air and can stick to virtually any solid object. They are particularly attracted to damp surfaces or porous items. To protect other areas from contamination, our specialists seal the affected space before starting the cleanup process.

Our mold removal services also include protecting the structure from future mold growth. We can provide specific guidelines that are unique to your mold damage situation, enabling you to take the right steps toward mold prevention. Keep in mind that mold thrives in areas with relatively high moisture, which can occur for a wide range of reasons - from weather conditions to leaky pipes within the structure. As such, we may have to look for and repair any sources of water damage in the house as well.

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If you believe that your home might have a mold problem, there is no time to waste. At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, our job is to reverse mold damage in the most effective and efficient way. Call us anytime at (305) 278-8484.

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Your Dishwasher: An Unexpected Cause of Water Damage in Cutler Bay

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Dishwasher: An Unexpected Cause of Water Damage in Cutler Bay SERVPRO Keeps Your Cutler Bay Home High and Dry

SERVPRO Offers Quality Water Extraction and Restoration

Do you notice your tiles buckling in your Cutler Bay kitchen? Perhaps, unexplained moisture on the floor? If you cannot find a leak under your sink, check the dishwasher. It should be easy to spot a trickle that seeps out around the door. However, it could also be a leak out of sight, under your appliance.

In Cutler Bay, one of the leading causes of water damage in kitchens is a broken dishwasher. You might discover gallons of water gushing from your appliance due to a worn door seal. Alternatively, it could be saggy flooring or mold and mildew buildup from a sneaky slow leak.

Either way, you end up with an expensive mess. In cases like this, the water damage experts here at SERVPRO are ready to help, 24/7. We have the proper equipment and the training to use them effectively. After clearing up the standing water in your kitchen, we bring industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers, part of the process needed to get your kitchen usable again.

Our air movers increase the circulation of airborne water molecules while the dehumidifiers remove that moisture from the air. To quickly deal with water damage, these machines need to be kept in balance. Thanks to long experience, our SERVPRO team of IICRC certified professionals can calculate the right number of air movers to use in relation to dehumidifiers in your kitchen. Too few, and the drying takes longer than necessary, too many and even more damages may result.

We are sensitive to the fact that water damage, especially in the kitchen, disrupts the entire household. Here at SERVPRO, we take pride in making the entire cleanup process as easy as possible for your busy family. We do it all, bringing in the industry-leading equipment, setting it up and monitoring its effectiveness. We even work directly with you and your insurer to ease the claims process.

Here at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, our skilled team is ready to respond fast to a water emergency in your home. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (305) 278-8484.

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Dealing With Fire Damage During Hurricane Season In Cutler Bay

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dealing With Fire Damage During Hurricane Season In Cutler Bay The homes in Cutler Bay can sustain fire damage at any time, including during a hurricane.

Fire Damage During Hurricane Season

Water typically makes fire fizzle out, but in the event of a hurricane, things do not always happen as they should. The hazards presented by boarded up windows, doors, and other openings on homes and businesses in Cutler Bay to prevent water from damaging interiors also prevents the free access to the interior of a home, and subsequent exiting, of firefighters.

The homes in Cutler Bay can sustain fire damage at any time, including during a hurricane. As a fire burns inside a boarded-up home, the firefighters' task becomes more difficult to locate and extinguish. Many times, fires begin because of candle use. Electrical power interruptions frequently occur during a hurricane, just as in a heavy storm, but power interruptions last much longer when horrific and dangerous weather affects larger areas of the state.

Response times by fire departments can also lengthen drastically. Flooded roads that become impassable can prevent the timely arrival of fire trucks, resulting in even greater damage to homes. Even small fires that need no further attention beyond a bucket of water can still create substantial smoke damage.

Because the damage from fires can range so dramatically, SERVPRO employees gain experience in all degrees of fire damage and can restore homes to pre-event condition. Our skills and professionalism go hand-in-hand with our compassion and understanding. We know that families affected by disastrous events just want everything back “Like it never even happened.” We can help make this a reality.

Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) knows the best methods to implement during the restoration of your home. Quickly and meticulously, we remove damaged materials. Soot and grime are removed and cleaned away, with repainting and minor repairs taking place where needed. Working as a team, our restoration work takes very little time. Your family can once again live at home, safely and securely.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay's professional team stands ready for whenever you need us. Contact us at (305) 278-8484 so we can begin restoring your home after fire damage events threaten to keep you and your family without shelter of your own.

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Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Services in Three Lakes for a Ruptured Water Pipe

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Services in Three Lakes for a Ruptured Water Pipe A ruptured pipe can cause damage to your workplace, call SERVPRO for proper water removal and drying.

Correcting Water Damage from a Ruptured Pipe in Your Workplace

A ruptured water pipe in the office can result in a major flood. Mud and water can accumulate up to a few meters from the floor, causing significant disruption in the workplace. If the water pressure is high, it can also harm anyone in the way. The damage can have a toll on the carpet and office furniture, while most of the flooring may need to be replaced.

In case you find your office soaked in water from a burst pipe, SERVPRO can help correct the water damage. We have highly trained technicians properly equipped to control commercial flood damage in Three Lakes businesses. Our techniques are in line with IICRC recommendations to ensure a satisfying cleanup process.

How do ruptured water pipe repair services work?

For ruptured pipes in the office, our technicians shut off the water main and determine the source of leakage. We fix the pipe burst and then seal off the repaired part. To mitigate the water damage, we use proper water removal and drying techniques.

Drying the space

Effective drying requires SERVPRO experts to have adequate knowledge on the use of airflow. The dynamics of airflow are similar to that of a common pool table. The angle at which a billiard ball strikes the bumper determines how it is banked. In the case of airflow, how effective the drying process is, depends on the angle of the air mover. Ideally, the air mover should be positioned at a 45-degree angle, allowing air to bounce off the wall and displace moisture to be replaced with drier air.

Some commercial flood damage situations require drying the ceilings. In this case, we direct airflow across the water-damaged ceilings to release the moisture into the air. Doing this also enables circulation of warm air around the roof. If the office has suspended ceilings, we direct airflow into a few open panels on each side.

A flooded office due to a ruptured pipe can have a significant impact on normal operations. When this happens, you can trust SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for quick and efficient commercial flood damage restoration services. Call us anytime at (305) 278-8484.

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Dealing With Water Damage in Palmetto Bay

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing With Water Damage in Palmetto Bay Keep the Water in the Bay, Not in Your Palmetto Bay Condo! Water Damage Help--SERVPRO

Your Palmetto Bay Property Get Expert Water Removal from SERVPRO

Water damage is a home emergency that requires immediate action. When faced with an urgent home problem, we want to know that the company we hired can respond promptly and use the latest equipment and techniques to extract the water from your property post haste. Of course, we also want to closely oversee the process to ensure your property is dried thoroughly and all damage is documented.

When water damage affects your Palmetto Bay home, you can count on SERVPRO for a rapid response. Our professionally trained and certified IICRC technicians pride themselves on speedy response times for disasters of any size. Professionals who are training for the task and dedicated to responding immediately to emergencies can be ready to address your concerns and resolve your issues in a hurry. After all, the faster the response time, the less damage generally results, and the cost can be minimized.
 
Water can enter your property from many different scenarios
 --Leaky appliance hoses, water heaters, or plumbing
--Overflowing sinks, toilets, and bathtubs
--Storm and flooding damage
--Sewage system backups
--Natural disasters (e.g. hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, thunderstorms, tropical storms)
--Flooded basements
 
No matter what the source, you want to entrust the clean-up and restoration of your water damaged property to our experts who are IICRC certified applied structural drying technicians. We have extensive training in water damage resolution procedures and protocols, which places emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.
 
SERVPRO utilizes advanced water restoration equipment and techniques to help detect areas of hidden moisture, extract the water flow and flooding quickly, as well as thoroughly clean and dry your property. We utilize advanced water extraction equipment that includes truck-mounted pumps, sump pumps, portable wet-vacs, and many other devices for the initial water removal. We complete the drying process by setting up air movers and dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the affected surroundings and the air. We verify that your water damaged belongings and property are back to their preloss condition by measuring with moisture meters and employing infrared cameras. Our job is not complete until we sanitize and deodorize the previously damp areas, to ensure your comfort and safety.
 
You can rely on SERVPRO of Cutler Bay to arrive promptly to address your water emergency needs. Contact us 24/7 at (305) 278-8484 for more information, consultation, and service.

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Surprisingly Wet Spring And Summer Challenge Three Lakes Residents

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Surprisingly Wet Spring And Summer Challenge Three Lakes Residents Three Lakes Is Not from a Storm in Florida--But Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

SERVPRO Has the Talent to Offer Full-Service Storm Damage Restoration

When the rainy season outdoes itself in South Florida, residents are at risk of flooding in their lower levels and over slab foundations. The area goes from drought warnings to a month’s worth of rain in just a few days, causing local property owners to struggle. SERVPRO comes to the rescue, equipment and trained technicians on alert.
 
Torrential rains combine with Florida’s high water table to expose your Three Lakes home to flood damage. You require a restoration company that understands the unique set of circumstances in the Miami suburbs. We are both locally and independently owned and operated, ready to help our community with water woes no company handles better than we do.
 
Even if you prepared for the typical start to hurricane season, the rains since early June are surprising. SERVPRO crews help you regain your equilibrium, extracting water and positioning drying equipment in areas of your home you thought were protected. Our team arrives with a fresh perspective, certain of techniques and tools that manage unexpectedly high water.
 
SERVPRO clears water from the spaces in your home but also has specialized knowledge in the drying of pictures, documents, electronics, and heirlooms. You may have left these items in vulnerable areas of your house because this year’s level of flooding exceeded your expectations.
 
Our technicians receive training not only in restoration techniques but also in creating a practical inventory of your flood damaged personal belongings as you decide how much to invest in restoring various classes of household contents. Damage to papers and pictures respond best to a particular procedure that is available only from certified technicians. Freeze drying via sublimation is also known as lyophilization, and removes water vapor from papers without allowing the vapor to pass back through the liquid state. The process is costly but successful in retaining the essence of many irreplaceable documents.
 
The full-service approach offered by SERVPRO means a flood-stricken homeowner has just one restoration partner rather than needing to find separate assistance for different kinds of loss. We also work with your household insurer very closely throughout the restoration process, ensuring your out of pocket losses are at the bare minimum.
 
If this year’s rains caught you not entirely ready, SERVPRO of Cutler Bay has the crews and tools to get you back to baseline. Call us at (305) 278-8484 to arrange for an experienced work crew to bring things back to normal.

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Protection For Wood Furniture From The Effects Of Water Damage In Three Lakes

7/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Protection For Wood Furniture From The Effects Of Water Damage In Three Lakes SERVPRO pays specific attention to wood furniture found on your property after a water damage incident.

Effects Of Water Damage

The effort that a quality restoration company puts into restoring your furniture and household property says a lot about the business as a whole. If they take the time to address each item individually, apply different techniques depending on the type of material or its condition, then you likely found a good one.

Dealing with water damage in your Three Lakes area home does not have to cause severe stress or come down to simply determining your losses. Hiring the right restoration company gives you access to expertly trained technicians that have years of experience, advanced equipment, and resources to make some repairs look like a miracle.

SERVPRO pays specific attention to wood furniture found on your property after a water damage incident. Although most wood varnishes protect the surface to some extent, if left exposed long enough, white spots, stains, and discoloration can form. Just because your furniture has a shellac or lacquer finish does not mean that it is water resistant.

Attempting to repair your wood furniture after a water damage event occurs on your property can lead to additional harm, making restoring your furniture harder, turning a small project into a larger one. Sometimes furniture repairs are severe enough to require refinishing, consulting a qualified professional, like those offered at SERVPRO, can provide you with a correct evaluation of the status of your furniture.

SERVPRO technicians can fully remove original finish from fine wood products, repair deep scratches, gouges, burns, spots, blushing and more. While it may seem that the damage only appears in a single area, restoring the entire surface produces the best results, allowing a blending with the rest of the wood. We often provide customers with solutions that far exceed their expectations, making furniture look even better than it did before an event.

Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for additional information about our available services or to schedule an appointment, today. We can help with all sorts of water damage issues on your property and make damage disappear, “Like it never even happened.” (305) 278-8484.

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Common Flood Incidents Causing Damage Throughout Cutler Bay

6/17/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Common Flood Incidents Causing Damage Throughout Cutler Bay Rapid-onset floods or flash floods occur very quickly, with little or no warning.

Common Flood Incidents

Believe it or not, flooding caused by leaky pipes, damaged fixtures, or broken appliances happen far more often than any natural disaster. With an increase of these types of disasters throughout the area, it is imperative for homeowners to prepare for floods, even in areas that commonly avoid this kind of event.

After checking with your insurance company to ensure you have the proper coverage, make sure that you contact a qualified restoration company that specializes in flood damage for help with preparing your Cutler Bay home. Even if you have never had water issues in the past, it is best to get the protection you deserve, before you need it. SERVPRO technicians understand how flood waters behave and help you protect areas of your property where flooding is most likely to occur. The speed and duration of a flood can vary significantly, making it necessary to protect yourself in a variety of ways.

Slow, constant rainwater, pipes with a small leak, and damaged plumbing fixtures all have the ability to turn into what we call a slow-onset flood. Sometimes taking over a week to develop and lasting for months before the water ever goes away on its own.

Rapid-onset floods or flash floods occur very quickly, with little or no warning. Broken appliances, drain pipes, or plumbing lines with large holes fall into this category. Improper drainage, settling, ice jams, and broken water systems often lead to flooded basements and other issues that you may have already experienced.

SERVPRO has services available to get flood damage under control fast. We use expertly trained technicians, specialized equipment and years of experience to address issues found on your property. Remember, even a few inches of floodwater can cause extreme damage to your home if not handled in an efficient, timely manner.

When accidents such as these happen on your property, get to safety, call for help, and wait for SERVPRO’s expertly trained technicians to arrive, before re-entering your home. You never know if hazards are lurking just around the next corner, never take the chance. Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for professional assistance when dealing with flood damage found on your property (305) 278-8484.

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Recovery Efforts For Many Disasters Begins With Commercial Water Removal For Cutler Bay Food Stores

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Recovery Efforts For Many Disasters Begins With Commercial Water Removal For Cutler Bay Food Stores When your Cutler Bay health food store sustains any commercial water damage, water removal is most often the primary step in recovery efforts.

Commercial Water Removal

Florida is surrounded by ocean on the majority of its border, and the many lakes found in our beautiful state make time on or near the water an even more substantial part of most people's lives. Water can become a serious problem, when it is in the wrong place, which can happen in various circumstances and for just as many different reasons.

When your Cutler Bay health food store sustains any commercial water damage, water removal is most often the primary step in recovery efforts. Firefighters often use thousands of gallons of water to squelch a fire, bathroom water line breaks and malfunctioning sprinklers can flood an area with hundreds of gallons in a short period, and our own climate can backfire on us and send hurricanes and storms our way. Each of these disasters needs water removal before any other restorative or recovery efforts start.

When standing water has collected, one of the first things that must be done is ensuring the safety of those in the area. Not only are electrical shocks possible, but slipping, tripping, or even becoming entangled in hidden debris are all potential hazards. SERVPRO has extensive experience in these highly dangerous situations and can guide you every step of the way. Because removing the majority of the water is done with a truck, danger to our technicians is greatly reduced. As the water's level drops, hazards can be seen much more easily. Our hand-held extraction units further minimize the amount of standing water to the point where we can start the work of restoring your business.

Drying completely does take time, and during the process, we can help you assess the damage to your inventory. Health regulations require that all foodstuffs contaminated by water be disposed of, so detailed inventory sheets can help you not only restock correctly but also provide sufficient documentation to your insurance agent. Recovery from such horrible disasters are much more than the building itself – it is also the look and feel of your store.

At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, we can help you get things back to how they were before so that it is “Like it never even happened.” Doing so can help you continue serving your customers what they have come to depend on you for the most, a vital and important part of our community's economy and culture. Contact us, any time that you need us for any size disaster, by calling (305) 278-8484.

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