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Water Damage In Your Cutler Bay Bathroom

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Removal for a Cutler Bay Bathroom

The insurance industry estimates that 14,000 US residents experience water damage emergencies each day. The amount of water expelled by residential incidents alone can exceed 1 trillion gallons of water. Not only does that mean higher water bills, but it means that that much water has the potential to damage homes every year. The bathroom is one of the most vulnerable areas in the home for these types of disasters.

If your Cutler Bay residence requires water removal, highly-trained technicians from SERVPRO are prepared to restore your home to its preloss condition. Restoration means more than cleaning up the damage. Technicians strive to use everything in their arsenal to repair your home and its contents, including reinstalling floorboards and ceramic tiles, repairing damaged drywall, and even cleaning and reinstalling parts of HVAC and electrical systems.

What to Do After Water Damage Occurs
    •    Shut off the water supply and electricity. After a bathroom pipe leak or toilet overflow, locate the shutoff valve for that fixture to turn it off. If these valves are inoperable, use the main water shutoff valve. Avoid using electricity in a water-damaged room, especially if there is loose or standing water in the area.
    •    Take care of standing water quickly. Mold only needs 24 to 48 hours to proliferate. Use mops, towels, sponges, and similar equipment to dispose of water.
    •    Encourage air circulation. Open any windows in your bathroom and use fans to dry if needed.

SERVPRO's Moisture Detection Technologies
The first step to mitigating water damage is inspection and measurement with the proper tools. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of materials to address different surfaces. Penetrating moisture sensors are ideal for detecting moisture migration in soft, porous surfaces. Penetrating and nonpenetrating moisture meters are ideal for assessing structural materials, with the latter also assessing the conductivity of what is being tested. Thermo-hygrometers measure both air temperature and humidity. Technicians use these measurements to determine specific humidity in a water-damaged area, which allows for accurate calculation of drying goals.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is ready to leave your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” When disaster strikes in your home, call (305) 278-8484.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Storm Flood Damage in your Cutler Bay Home

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

"We are always ready to help" Flooding can quickly damage your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Thorough Water Damage Restoration in Your Cutler Bay Home Can Prevent Further Damage

Storm Flood Damage Cutler Bay

While the construction of your home is designed to withstand the elements, there are outer limits to what any structure can handle. Storms can whip up winds of over 100 kilometers per hour (KPH) alongside heavy rain and hail. In these adverse conditions, your home may struggle to maintain structural integrity with a high possibility of broken windows, doors, and roof tiling. In extreme conditions, like hurricanes, flying debris can pose a real threat. 

Once your home's integrity is compromised, there is a strong likelihood of storm flood damage entering your Cutler Bay home. These rough weather conditions may cause malfunctions in your plumbing or guttering, all of which can result in flooding of the upper levels. Beneath the home, sustaining rainfall can cause a groundwater emergency, which floods the lower levels. Flooding situations can arise quickly, which is why it is vital to take immediate action against large bodies of water in the home. 

We operate systematic removal and drying procedures for homeowners in need of emergency assistance. Our reputation at SERVPRO is built on providing reliable, professional assistance to private residents and large commercial clients during an emergency. There are many judgment calls to be made in the immediate aftermath of a flood. Our team focuses on finding salvageable materials in the home and giving them the attention they need. At the same time, we act quickly to remove non-salvageable materials, keeping the restoration service efficient.

At SERVPRO, we have access to many resources, including storage space, that can be invaluable to the community in an emergency. We are also fully qualified in drying properties so that they do not sustain secondary or permanent damages. Our LRG dehumidifiers can help to lower the humidity in your home rapidly, which is invaluable in preventing structural rot or fungi growth. Portable heating units can help to raise the indoor air temperature to speed up the evaporation process drying your home correctly and thoroughly. 

Flooding scenarios are always a challenge, but our resources, expertise, and equipment can help your home make a full recovery. Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484.

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We Act Fast In Cutler Bay After A Water Loss

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

A billowing tent in this home rapidly drying out this room The billowing "tent" is our method to isolate and rapidly dry out water-logged floors and walls. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Water Removal from Your Cutler Bay Ceiling

A water leak in your bathroom is never pleasant, especially when the water leaks from your second-floor bathroom through the floor and penetrates the vapor barrier into the ceiling below. It is vital to remove the water quickly and safely so that your home does not suffer any additional damage such as a ceiling caving in, or dangerous mold infestations.

Water removal in your Cutler Bay home requires quick attention to ensure the least amount of potential damage. After you make sure the source of the water stops and sop up as much as possible, you go about the next step of having your ceiling salvaged. Water damaged ceilings can pose safety hazards, so it is essential to deal with the soggy drywall quickly. In most cases, SERVPRO technicians need to remove and replace part of the ceiling before repainting and fully restoring it to the preloss condition.

SERVPRO technicians use infrared cameras (thermal imaging cameras) and moisture sensors to help determine the extent of water damage within the ceiling. The infrared camera does not detect moisture levels but shows temperature differences within the walls indicating the presence of moisture in the material. This is an excellent detection device so that restorers know how far out to cut the water damage drywall.

When the impacted area is a ceiling, there are multiple layers to consider; the flooring above, insulation, and the ceiling itself. In cases with multiple layers of material, SERVPRO technicians use penetrating moisture meters that operate using the electrical conductivity principle by penetrating the tested material.

The moisture meters measure by detecting the electrical conductivity of the material influenced by the presence of moisture. There are insulated attachments on the probes to allow the meter only to measure the moisture at the tips of the probes to provide an accurate reading of each individual layer. Readings for non-wood materials such as drywall are points in either analog or digital; wood readings are in percentages. Meters typically have a corresponding wood scale displayed along with the point reading.

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Commercial Flood Damage In Your Cutler Bay Resort

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Restoring your Cutler Bay Holiday Resort from Commercial Flood Damage

An incoming flood can cause havoc to your beachside resort and severely impact your yearly revenues. As a low lying region of Miami, we are at risk of the fallout from tropical storms as well as the overflowing of canals, lakes, and ditches. Floodwaters may impact outdoor and indoor areas of your property, including guest rooms and social areas. Restoring these rooms can be challenging and take with several weeks, with each day adding onto your lost revenue.

Our team of dedicated commercial flood damage technicians here in Cutler Bay can put together an affirmative plan of action to get your resort back to business. We have strong bonds with commercial clients throughout this community, and our technicians have first-hand experience working on large loss sites. That means we can remove large amounts of furniture like beds, sofas, and bars from the flood zone quickly using material handling equipment and even offer temporary storage for certain goods while the restoration is underway.

In the immediate aftermath of a flood, the essential task is to perform safety and mitigation tasks. We can bring in industrial generators with ground fault circuit interrupters to ensure that electrical fires or malfunctions are protected on your switchboard. These generators can power SERVPRO restoration equipment, pumps as well as the appropriate lighting to work on the job site safely.

When a flash flood strikes, the exterior walls of your resort may be adversely affected, showing signs of staining from mud, debris or other contaminants. Using power washers on the exterior walls can help to restore the outer appearance of your business to its preloss condition. If water supply lines are shut off due to flooding, SERVPRO can mobilize portable water storage tanks for this equipment.

Floodwaters can often bring with them unpleasant odors. We can deploy powerful Ozone generators that release an unstable gas into the atmosphere and eliminate odor particles. Often, for large loss sites like a holiday resort, Ozone generators can be a useful tool for industrial action against odor.

In an emergency, you need efficient restoration services. Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484.

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Drying and Cleaning Saturated Carpets in Cutler Bay Homes

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet Cleaning Our trained professionals will take on any water incident that takes place in your Cutler Bay home.

Properly Extracting Water and Restoring Carpets After a Water Event In Cutler Bay

Carpeted floors are an everyday staple to new Cutler Bay properties, and can often be materials most heavily affected by water loss incidents in a home. While there are many situations in which the damage becomes too severe to dry and restore, it is possible to recover many of these materials with a fast response and focused attention. We have numerous strategies devoted exclusively to the drying and cleaning of damaged carpets of all styles, pile heights, and fibers.

You might be able to tell on your own that a clean carpet is more than just an appearance, and the full restoration of this material is not possible without initial water removal for Cutler Bay homes. While you certainly want your carpet to look clean again after a water loss incident, it is also vital for it to smell and feel clean as well. Because substantial water losses with considerable saturation concerns can affect the feel and appearance of your flooring, extraction is vital to begin the necessary drying and cleaning to come.

Extraction for carpeted floors varies based on several factors, including the type of carpet in the house and its level of soiling after a water loss incident. In most situations, we can make a considerable dent in the present moisture trapped in the fibers with the application of our light wands. These attachments for extractors can pull moisture from both the top layer and the padding beneath when saturation has not become extreme. For more severe cases, weighted extractors can get used to press layers together and force moisture to the surface for removal.

As our commitment to make loss incidents, “Like it never even happened,” it is vital to perform our premier cleaning services for affected carpets after drying. Bonnet cleaning can often be sufficient, though to improve the look and feel of a floor after the disaster, it might be beneficial to consider deep cleaning approaches like hot water extraction and preconditioning.

Cleaning a carpet after a water loss incident is not possible without first removing the saturation concerns. We have cutting-edge extractors and cleaning equipment to improve the look and feel of your flooring. Give our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team a call today at (305) 278-8484.

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SERVPRO Has the Expertise Required to Handle Water Damage in Cutler Bay Homes

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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Water damage in Cutler Bay can take completely over your home. 

After water damages your house, you cannot afford to take any chances when you need restoration services. The restoration firm you choose can mean the difference between costly secondary damage to your home or affordable and outstanding repairs. At SERVPRO, we offer high-quality water restoration services that can bring your home back to normal quickly.

It’s our expertise and experience that sets us apart when it comes to restoring water damaged Cutler bay homes. Our experienced team of technicians can take time to your needs and come up with a custom solution that is right for you. We offer an array of services depending on the extent of the destruction. For instance, if some building materials in your home are severely damaged, we can provide rebuilding services.

We use state of the art water restoration equipment that is proven to work effectively, efficiently, and quickly. Our restorers can remove water from your home through extraction and evaporation. Extracting is more effective in removing water quickly. Some of the water extraction equipment we use includes:

  • Portable pumps
  • Carpet wands
  • Deep extraction tools that we attach to extractors

We can remove the water using various techniques, based on the type of material or surface affected. We commonly use wet vacuuming to remove water. This technique is useful for removing water from different types of flooring surfaces. Our restorers also use air moving and dehumidifying devices to eliminate moisture from your home. After setting up the drying equipment, we monitor it to determine if the desired conditions are being met. We also have suitable equipment for checking moisture levels in walls, subfloors, ceilings, and floors.

Your house deserves the best care after a water intrusion incident, and so do you. Our compassionate restoration team can help ease your worries and make the process of getting back to your usual way of life stress-free and painless. Throughout the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians can ensure that you are satisfied with the progress and answer any questions you may have.

Filing an insurance claim after a water loss incident is often frustrating. Our restorers are experienced in filing insurance claims. We can help you document the destruction and file well-documented, timely, and honest claims.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay can handle water intrusion incidents of any size or scope quickly and efficiently. Contact us through our emergency helpline - (305) 278-8484 anytime you need restoration services.

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The Many Choices of Carpet Water Removal in Cutler Bay Home

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Thorough Water Removal In Your Cutler Bay Home Can Prevent Further Damage

Removing water from your Cutler Bay home involves multiple procedures happening all at once. Because so much water damage can come to rest on flooring materials, they are often the areas that contend with the most significant saturation and moisture exposure levels. Carpeting can be a challenge to dry and restore on-site, but our SERVPRO professionals have some approaches that can help to protect and recover these flooring types when possible.

When it is possible to restore the carpeted areas in your residence, water removal for Cutler Bay homes must begin immediately. There are phases to this restoration, and they almost always start with the use of submersible pumps when standing water exists. After that, carpet wands can begin to remove enough of the present moisture and saturation to prevent further migration of water damages. Once this first pass has occurred, we can determine the probability of restoring the installed carpet without material removal.

In some situations, the padding beneath the carpeting must get removed and replaced even if the carpet itself is salvageable. In these circumstances, it is wise for our SERVPRO team to work quickly to remove these saturated components to prevent seepage and structural damages to the support materials underneath the pad. Once structural damages exist here, it can be a much more costly restoration situation for our customers.

Restoring the carpet on-site involves either further use of the carpet wand tool attached to a truck extractor or portable unit or one of the deep extraction tools available in our inventory. We can utilize some of these specialty tools and weighted water removal devices when padding is not getting removed, and water extraction must happen efficiently. The carpet wand is the fastest option when padding is getting replaced.

Maintaining the carpets in your damaged home after a water loss incident can be an overwhelming experience for property owners. Our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team has the equipment and expertise to help however you need. Give us a call anytime at (305) 278-8484.

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Why Quick Water Extraction Helps Salvage Carpeting in Cutler Bay

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

edge of carpet on hardwood floor Water damage degrades carpet. Quick water removal helps salvage your carpeting.

How SERVPRO Performs Water Removal So Fast in Cutler Bay Homes 

When water damage happens in a home, whether it is an upstairs bathroom overflow coming through the ceiling downstairs or a supply line to a washing machine flooding the laundry room, all of these scenarios have the same need: fast water cleanup to limit loss.  

SERVPRO technicians are ready to handle any size water removal in Cutler Bay residences. Two main factors determine restoration potential from water loss. The first is how much water is on-site and how long it has been there.  

Why SERVPRO?

Professional water extraction equipment is the big difference between getting an excellent restoration job and an okay one. The powerful extraction units that the technicians have access to assists them in removing water from the carpet, padding, upholstered furnishings, and other items that might otherwise have been a loss.  

Special Attention to Carpet

Just because your living room flooded, if it is clean water and the restoration efforts started quickly, there is a good chance the carpet may have the potential for drying and reuse. SERVPRO techs work to save homeowners the cost of replacement due to damage whenever possible. They have specialized equipment such as weighted extractor heads and ride-on Rover units to push the water out of carpet and padding. Then using drying techniques such as floating the carpet allows them to dry it in place.  

Expert Removal of Water Lessens Drying Time

One of the primary reasons for the substantial attention to extraction is to lessen the time needed for drying. After attaining drying goals, the technicians ready the house for the residents by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the property with their EPA-registered agents.  

Final Steps in Water Loss Restoration

If any musty odors remain in the home, SERVPRO has numerous types of applications to eradicate odors and leave the house smelling fresh and clean.  

When you need water removal in your home, contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484. The certified technicians can clean up the water and restore your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." 

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Cutler Bay Residents can Recover Furnishings with Water Damage

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

A hallway with the floor taped off, with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. SERVPRO wants to assist you with your Cutler Bay essential items.

We can help save all of your Cutler Bay essential items.

When the hose on your washing machine breaks or comes loose, there is a constant supply of water releasing into your property. Similar to a burst pipe, a broken hose can spew hundreds of gallons of water out in a short period. When you arrive home from work, you may find your kitchen, living room, and hallways submerged under standing water. These situations are debilitating, but with the right approach and contacts, you can overcome it with minimum permanent damage. 

Our technicians specialize in water damage and are based right here in Cutler Bay. By reaching out to us, you are leaving your property in the hands of professionals with experience in dealing with similar problems in this community. You may want to remove any essential items from the affected area as it may be necessary to cordon it off during service. These items may include things like medication, vital identification or insurance documents as well as dry electronics. 

You can flag any wet electronics to your SERVPRO technician during the opening inspection. Electronic devices can take on water easily and suffer permanent damage if moisture inside reaches the dew point. Our technicians can hold room temperature above the dew point while specialist electronic recovery services arrive. Any valuable paper documents can undergo similar mitigation through vacuum-drying, which halts further damage immediately. 

Your property and furniture may show signs of water damage if they are treated without the correct care and attention. Watermarking can occur when exposure to moisture affects some areas of a fabric, but not others. Equally, some dyes that furniture coverings use can bleed when wet, which can affect other areas of the home, such as carpets, flooring, or side-tables. The final consideration for a SERVPRO technician is the effect cleaning solutions may have on a particular fabric- some solutions may damage satin but not cotton.

Methodical approaches to restoration are essential to mitigating loss. Conducting pre-tests on smaller, unnoticeable areas of fabric can prevent a salvageable item from becoming non-salvageable. We include a full range of pre-cleaning solutions, conditioners as well as solvents inside our service trucks. 

Whatever a technician may encounter, we provide them with the correct equipment to deal with staining, fabrics, or watermarks on your furnishings. Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484. 

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Our Experts Discuss How To Prevent Fire Damage In Cutler Bay

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged home SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 is ready to help local property owners with fire damage of any size.

Preventing Fire Damage in Cutler Bay Garages

Did you know a statistic from FEMA reported that fires that start in residential garages tend to spread and cause more loss through fire damage than other types of home fires?

There are steps homeowners in Cutler Bay can take against fire damage in their garages. However, it is also essential to know what to do in the aftermath of a fire. Here are some common preventative actions to take.

Unsafe Storage
One of the leading causes of fires in garages is the improper storage of flammable liquids. Many types of standard consumer products such as paints, gasoline, propane, and varnishes are all frequent culprits in-home blazes that started in a garage. Because of the off-gassing, these items can do, a simple spark from an appliance can ignite the fumes.

Safety with Electrical Appliances in the Garage
Extension cords have the potential to cause fires from improper use. Never plug multiple extensive cords into each other and pay attention to overheating plugs. If charging an appliance using an extension cord, only plug a single device in and never leave it charging overnight.

Additions to Increase Garage Safety
For homes with an attached garage, trade out the entry door with a twenty-minute fire-rated self-closing and self-latching fire-rated door. To stop a garage fire from spreading into the attic, install an attic hatch cover to close off this area. Heat alarms assist with early detection of temperature rises in the garage and sound an alarm when the interior temperature goes above a pre-set point.

Post Garage Fire Actions
After a garage fire, close off the area from the rest of the home. This action inhibits the spread of odor-causing soot from the rest of the house. The next step is to bring in professional fire loss cleanup. SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to restore both property and contents damaged by fire.

SERVPRO Cleanup Includes Odor Removal
Odor control is a large part of fire loss mitigation. The technicians have different methods for removing smoke odors depending on the level of odor treatment necessary. After they complete their efforts, there will be no reminders of the fire from residual smoke odors.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 is ready to help local property owners with fire damage of any size. The technicians show up quickly and return to the home to its pre-fire condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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