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When the Storm Passes Your Cutler Bay Property, Call SERVPRO for Help

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

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What to Do For Your Cutler Bay Home After Hurricane Damage

A tropical storm must have winds of at least 74 mph to be considered a hurricane and, unfortunately, storms of that magnitude can cause considerable water damage to your Cutler Bay home. As the categories of a hurricane go up, the winds increase exponentially, meaning a Cat 2 packs ten times the power of a Cat 1.presenting a severe danger to any structure in the way of the storm. A hurricane could storm through the Atlantic coast of Florida and flood your home with several feet of water.  

Thankfully, using SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP) application can make calling for professional Cutler Bay hurricane damage remediation services to your home easy. At the click of a button, you could submit a restoration claim to our headquarters. After receiving your request, we do our best to arrive at your property as soon as possible, depending on the conditions of the surrounding area after the hurricane. Considering the environment, fallen trees may need to be moved, or roads could be flooded.

However, once our team of Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration-Certified (IICRC) technicians can arrive at your home, they can immediately get to work. Because of the ERP app, we were able to create a water-extraction plan on the way to your property, since we had the critical information you had entered into the app about your home previously.

Once inside of your home, SERVPRO can begin to extract the excess water flooding the base level of your home immediately. We can use powerful truck-mounted wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove the significant volume of water from your home. Our team may need to do anything from removing trees from the immediate area around your property, or bring destroyed furnishing to the side of the curb for municipal pickup. Furthermore, we may need to dispose of damaged carpeting or make significant flood cuts inside of each room, to isolate the upstairs area from contamination. We can always work with your insurance adjuster to help you make a claim for your home, its repairs, and your belongings.

Once the damaged materials have been removed, our SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can begin to set up drying equipment in the affected rooms. It is necessary to ensure the structure of your home is dry before rebuilding. Our techs can use devices such as dehumidifiers, heaters, flood drying mats, and air movers to create an environment ideal for evaporation. Once finished, and your home has been adequately dried, we can put you in touch with a contractor who can rebuild the demolished sections of your home.

If a hurricane damages your home, never fail to get help immediately. Communicate with SERVPRO of Cutler Bay by phoning (305) 278-8484. Our goal is always to leave your home feeling, "Like it never even happened."
 

Should I Restore or Replace?

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

Yellow chair in a room, room and chair have fire and soot damage. Walling has damage as well. We can help you determine what condition your home and belongings can be saved after your Three Lakes fire damage.

Fire damage in your Three Lakes home? No worries SERVPRO has you covered.

Living in Three Lakes is ideal for families walking the line between urban and suburban living. An extension of Miami, it hosts housing developments built with a modern owner in mind, making it a comfortable place to enjoy the beauty of South Florida. Although it is less pricey than other surrounding areas, the greater Miami continues to be an expensive place to live. The cost of living makes our homeowners extra cautious about their money and saving whenever possible. There is no better moment to lose sight of your expenditures than when disaster strikes.

If fire damage threatens your Three Lakes home, you may think that all your furniture and carpeting needs replacing. However, before you upset your monthly budget or compromise your savings, call SERVPRO for assistance. Our technicians train on the latest fire restoration techniques and work with you to minimize your losses after a fire event. All you need to do is call our 24/7 hotline for help.

Eliminating smoke and soot residue is not as simple as wiping it down with a cleaning spray. Our SERVPRO technicians focus on eliminating visible remains as well as deodorizing your property. Depending on the nature of the material, the level of heat and moisture during the fire, smoke, and ashes differ, following various paths before settling. Our SERVPRO team excels at understanding the specifics of each fire and the best approach to cleaning and deodorizing your home. We may need to vacuum some remains or dissolve them with industry-grade solvents. Very often we can restore your property to mint condition, saving you the time and money needed to replace it. When this becomes impossible, we dispose of your belongings in compliance with local regulatory guidelines.

Throughout the fire restoration process, SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is here to help. We recognize the effort you make to maintain your beautiful home and strive to return it to mint condition as soon as possible. Call us at (305) 278-8484 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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How Professionals Restore Fire Damaged Personal Items in Three Lakes

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged home interior SERVPRO can remove your fire damaged personal possessions and clean and restore them at our facility using our pack-out services.

Fire Damage in Your Three Lakes Home Could Necessitate Content Cleaning and Move-Out Services 

Fires are among the worst accidents that can happen in a home because of the destruction they cause. Fires also cause other supplementary hazards such as water damage because of firefighting efforts, smoke, and soot residues. Even though firefighters may contain a fire, its byproducts can damage property and jeopardize the health of the residents long after they have extinguished the flames.    

If your Three Lakes home has fire damage, it is crucial to hire experts to help you restore it to its pre-damaged state.  The damage fires cause is challenging to contain, which means that after a fire, your possessions can get damaged irreversibly, making the situation even more frustrating. Fortunately, SERVPRO can restore many of your belongings like furniture, area rugs, upholstery, and draperies during the fire restoration process. We can take valuable items like art to a curator for restoration. 

We perform an initial assessment and note the damaged items and set them aside for restoration. We separate damaged and cleanable items into designated areas. Our technicians stack the boxes of claim items neatly so that you can make a claim list. You can use a recorder as you sort through ruined items to make the task more accurate, less tiring, and less stressful. 

If the condition of your home after the fire disaster allows, we complete the cleaning, deodorization, and restoration process on-site.  However, if the fire ruined your home severely, we can provide pack-out services. Due to some circumstances after a fire incident, it is not practical to restore the contents on-site. If the damage is significant damage and the home needs extensive restoration, we transport the ruined contents to our facility for appropriate cleaning. The steps involved in our pack-out services include: 

Our crew carefully packs all the damaged items while adding them to an electronic inventory. We provide you with a copy of this inventory so you can keep track of your belongings.

  • We transport the items to our facility.
  • We thoroughly clean, deodorize, and restore each item to its original state.
  • We store the items in a secure facility until we restore your home.
  • Once your house is ready, we bring back your items.  

For a move-out to be successful, it is vital to pack, tag, and inventory contents appropriately. Our SERVPRO crew never sacrifices details to complete the work faster. We are organized during packing and tagging to prevent damage to contents and leave a positive impression on you and your insurer. Our crew uses several methods to clean a wide range of belongings, including wet cleaning, immersion cleaning, dry cleaning, foam cleaning, and spray and wipe. 

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is the right remediation company to call after a fire has ruined your belongings. We have the expertise to restore the possessions and are ready to offer pack out storage. Call us 24/7 at (305) 278-8484 for fast remediation. 

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Our Specialists Can Restore Your Cutler Ridge Home After A Flood

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Your initial and most crucial step is to call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 and let us leave your property “Like it never even happened.”

Cutler Ridge Homes Are Vulnerable To Flood Damage

Cutler Ridge is a great city for those who want access to the beautiful Florida Keys and the bustling downtown Miami. It is a vibrant community with more vital services and offerings every day.  However, its beautiful location also makes it vulnerable to the impact of storms and rain, even when they are not part of a named tropical depression. Homeowners can help control this vulnerability by making sure a reputable water restoration company is part of their storm plan.  Knowing whom to resort to in case of emergency can help save precious time and mitigate your losses.

Whenever your home in Cutler Ridge is the victim of flood damage, SERVPRO is at your service. Our staff is available 24/7, and we can move quickly when disaster strikes. Like you, we work hard to anticipate the potential consequences of heavy rains, and we are fully equipped to handle the water removal and restoration of your home; all you need to do is call us.

Weather emergencies typically affect many customers in the area, so you must take steps to prepare for the arrival of our SERVPRO professional team. Although water restoration is not a do-it-yourself project, the following steps set the stage for a successful restoration process:?

•    Ensure your safety. Make sure there are no downed wires or electrical considerations in your home. If there are, contact your local provider for instructions before taking any other action.
•    Wear protective wear. Floodwaters carry pollutants and bacteria with them, so try to protect yourself by creating a barrier between you and the water. You can achieve this by keeping goggles and protective wear in your emergency kit, along with your hurricane supplies.
•    Isolate flooded areas. As much as you can, separate affected areas from the rest of your house. You can use plastic material to create separation and avoid treading from one part of the house to the other.?

We bring our professional expertise to your rescue, but that does not mean you cannot take active steps to protect your home. Your initial and most crucial step is to call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 and let us leave your property “Like it never even happened.”

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Why Choose SERVPRO for Restoration Services in Cutler Bay

8/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants to show you Why they can help their Cutler Bay community.

Let us show you Why in your Cutler Bay local area.

We are a growing team that continues to build our reputation and good report throughout the Greater Cutler Bay area as a premier company for restoration services. We strive to provide a comprehensive recovery solution for every customer in our region, beginning from how we process calls and dispatch competent professionals with the appropriate equipment, knowledge, and experience to the practices and techniques required to return homes and businesses to preloss condition. No matter if it is a fire, flood, water, mold, or bio-hazardous condition – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can help you through it. 

Fire 

Fire damage in Cutler Bay homes can be a traumatic situation that is overwhelming to address without significant experience, the appropriate certifications, and the latest equipment and products. Our SERVPRO professionals understand how challenging these disasters can become, and we arrive quickly to limit the spread of damaging effects and set up our cutting-edge equipment and tools to establish boundaries for the work to get performed. 

With how quickly entire structures can become compromised, it is critical to have a team that can address pressing concerns for the property like severed utilities. It is not uncommon for fire damage in Cutler Bay homes to damage the electrical system, breaking the circuits and preventing outlets, lights, and other appliances from working. Our professionals not only arrive with the impressive equipment needed to begin mitigation and recovery efforts, but also both large generators that run on gasoline or diesel fuel and 5-ton air conditioning units that can cool entire compromised commercial properties while restoration completes.  

Education is a significant factor in the success of our fire recovery professionals in Cutler Bay. Our technicians have continued training in the latest practices, techniques, and products to: 

  • Remove soot/smoke residue
  • Deodorize contents and open areas
  • Pack out “at-risk” contents and possessions
  • Filter compromised air 

Mold

As we are among the leading remediation firms in the state of Florida, we have had considerable success with addressing these threats, both residentially and commercially throughout the Greater Cutler Bay region. We are already a coastal area that combats excessive humidity and moisture throughout the year, so it is easy for properties and structures to meet the conditions to facilitate mold growth. 

Unlike some of the other restoration services you might find in the area, we are not looking to mislead our customers into a “one-size-fits-all, we can remove all of the mold in your house” approach. We want to establish an honest relationship with our neighbors and potential customers, and that begins with knowing the limitations of legitimate mold remediation and appreciating what real professionals can do for the mold damage in Cutler Bay properties. Remediation involves the elimination of mold colonies and the restoration of damages that active organism growth causes in the house, but not the complete removal of mold spores and micro-organisms from the property, as these exist naturally in every environment and it is not feasible to eliminate them. 

We can remove active colonization with practical strategies and products endorsed through our SERVPRO brand and the EPA. These products and practices can keep your family and pets safe, and work to restore before replace affected construction materials in your Cutler Bay house. 

Water

Water damage in Cutler Bay is the most common callout that our professionals have, so it the scenarios that we train most heavily to overcome. This recovery team is the largest of our entire crew, including our crew chiefs, management, field technicians, and even many in our administration staff. The idea behind so many of us obtaining certifications as Water Restoration Technicians and in Applied Structural Drying through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is that no customer should ever have to wait a moment longer than necessary for competent recovery solutions. 

Advanced training techniques keep our technicians sharp and prepared for these loss events that could occur at any time throughout Cutler Bay. We have simulations with flood houses that can continually get excessively water damages to educate every level of our staff in the latest practices and best responses for specific conditions. These simulations help to showcase new drying, extraction, and content recovery equipment as well. 

With a 24/7 staffed line in our facility, we can cut out the middle-man and get our professionals in route to water damage in Cutler Bay fast. We have ready trailers stocked with the latest extraction and drying equipment, ensuring that no job is too big or too small to begin mitigating immediately. 

Storm

Over recent years, hurricanes have not been kind to the Cutler Bay area, and our SERVPRO team has been there quickly to help homes and businesses from this destructive force. We have a nationally recognized storm response team, one that has become involved in helping in substantial loss events and natural disasters throughout the country, but capable of working efficiently to offer that same experienced recovery and restoration to residential and commercial properties in the path of hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, and other extreme events. 

The equipment that our team has showcases our preparedness for these powerful storms that can slam into the coast, as we have advanced mobile units like our 40’ RVs for temporary housing and command centers. These solutions can help our response team to stay close by to help Cutler Bay residents and business owners around the clock. 

As we are part of a Large Loss Recovery Team, we lend our resources and personnel to a more substantial unit and have these same capabilities when significant losses occur in our Cutler Bay communities. We have handled incidents over 12,000 square feet, and have the resources, equipment, and personnel to confidently say that no job is too big for our professionals. 

You can never predict when disasters are going to strike, but knowing that an experienced and prepared team like our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay professionals is waiting to help should offer peace of mind. No matter when disasters strike the area, or how severe the damage might be, we have the expertise to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (305) 278-8484.

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Our Specialists Discuss What To Do After A Flood In Your Cutler Bay Home

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

If your home endures flood damage, never hesitate.

What SERVPRO Of Cutler Bay Recommends You Do When Your Home Suffers Flood Damage

Your home can endure flood damage from many sources, such as heavy rains and winds caused by foul weather. However, not every instance of flood damage is catastrophic. In many cases, home-based damages can be relatively mild, and they may only need a little bit of expert advice to remediate successfully.

In the case of your Cutler Bay home, the flood damage was caused by the waters of a thunderstorm. A broken window in the entryway of your home allowed water to pool into the foyer, just before the stairs leading into the upper level of your split-level home. Fortunately for you, the storm ended up leaving behind what amounts to a puddle inside of your foyer, making you capable of doing the job yourself, if you wish.

When it comes to living in Florida, flood damage is always a glaring possibility. For this reason, we here at SERVPRO think it is important to know the basics of what to do if your property experiences a minor amount of flood damage. The first thing our technicians would focus on is removing the water from your home as soon as possible.

One of the swiftest ways to remove standing water is to use a wet/dry vacuum. Wet/dry vacuums make removing water from your home a simple task and are much more likely to leave behind minimal excess, unlike trying to use towels to soak up the moisture. Once the majority of the excess is gone, you can focus on trying to ensure that the wooden floor in your entryway is dry. A SERVPRO technician might use devices to aid them, such as:

    •    Dehumidifiers
    •    Space Heaters
    •    Axial Fans
    •    Flood Drying Mats

While not all of these devices are available to the average person, space heaters and fans are easy to come by in many stores.

Keep in mind, doing this job yourself does present some risks. Here at SERVPRO, we always recommend for you to call for professional help during a water-loss. When it comes to the risk of microbial growth in your home, it is always better to be safe rather than sorry. However, if calling for help isn't an option, always remember to be a thorough as possible and to get help immediately if mold damage becomes apparent.

If your home endures flood damage, never hesitate. Dial (305) 278-8484 to speak with SERVPRO of Cutler Bay. We are available whenever you need us.

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Are You Storing Water Damage in Your Cutler Ridge Self-Storage Facility?

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water intrusion to keep your storage units dry.

Get Prompt Commercial Water Removal for Your Cutler Ridge Self-Storage Facility

Self-storage facilities have gained popularity in the last few decades. People use them to store items they do not have room for in their homes or businesses. These facilities offer a safe place to store items until the owner is ready to use or dispose of them. However, storage units also pose a threat of water damage.

The air conditioning system of a climate-controlled self-storage facility can malfunction and dump water into several storage units. In such a situation, seeking immediate commercial water removal for your Cutler Ridge self-storage facility can prevent costly destruction to the items stored in it. Water can ruin possessions like bedding, bookcases, mattresses, and bed frames completely. Moisture can also lead to mold infestation of the stored items. Mold can cause health problems and destroy papers, wood furniture, fabrics, and other porous materials.

One thing you should do when you notice signs of water intrusion is verifying the severity of the destruction. A simple check is not enough to establish the full extent of the issue. Water can soak into building materials far from where the instruction began without creating a visible sign of destruction. To establish how far the moisture or water has spread, you need special tools to measure moisture in building materials. Our SERVPRO team members use moisture meters to measure the moisture content of materials. With these details, we can concentrate on drying the affected materials.

We have the equipment and experience to minimize risks from hazards like weakened mezzanine floors that may collapse, mold spores, and exposure to fiberglass insulation. We can complete drying tasks in a manner that reduces the overall destruction and the possibility of future issues. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) can use several specialized tools to dry out your self-storage facility, including:

  • Wet/dry vacuums to remove the stagnant water.
  • Air movers and different dehumidifiers like the LGR desiccant dehumidifier to eliminate moisture from the building and its contents.
  • Thermo-hygrometers to track the humidity in the storage units.

To save money and use storage units efficiently, customers may pack their items from wall to wall and from the floor to the ceiling. Drying such a storage unit poses a challenge. Our SERVPRO crew can also analyze and remove moisture-compromised possessions like furniture and separate the severely damaged ones from the ones with minimal water damage. Our technicians can also help you document the damage, including taking photos of the ruined areas and items to make it easier to file an insurance claim. We can also work with your insurance provider to manage the insurance paperwork and process.

When dealing with a water intrusion incident in your self-storage unit in Cutler Bay, Franjo or Three Lakes, contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 for water removal services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Restore Your Cutler Bay Home

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage at this home began in the attic and burnt sections of the attic and roof.

Eliminating Fire Odor Damage To Cutler Bay Homes

With Cutler Bay in bicycle or scooter distance of Biscayne Bay and Everglades National Park, residents enjoy nearly every natural benefit our area has to offer. Unfortunately, even being right between these two natural wonders does not protect local homes from fires and other disasters.

Fire odor damage in Cutler Bay homes is perhaps the most difficult to remove completely. Even a tiny amount of odor-causing particles from smoke residues and burned property can generate a noxious smell that prevents residents from enjoying their homes. To eliminate these malodors, SERVPRO teams utilize four methods to restore the property to its previous, odor-free condition.

First, team members remove all debris and other odor sources from inside the home. That includes everything restorable, and items too damaged for restoration. This step eliminates most odor sources and allows technicians to determine further, required deodorization methods.

Second, team members clean odor-causing residues from every affected surface. They use cleaners based on the type of residue. For example, in a kitchen fire, cleaners contain a degreaser to cut through the protein and other types of food residues. These thicker residues often need a very strong cleaner and a scraper to remove them completely. For the rest of the home, residues are lighter and need a milder cleaner with a sponge to remove them from most surfaces.

Third, if the basic cleaning methods  of the fire damage are not sufficient, SERVPRO technicians recreate the original method of contamination to deodorize the property. As an example, if smoke blowing through an attic penetrated the roof supports, team members use a fogger device to generate a cloud of deodorizing chemicals that can penetrate the wood frame pieces as deeply as the original malodors. Here, the cleaner may contain a combination of neutralizers and sanitizers.

Finally, there is the option of sealing odorous surfaces. This method is limited in its use to painting walls with mild odor contamination and sealing off air ducts in HVAC systems. In both cases, sealing is far cheaper than other methods.

At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, we are proud to serve not just our community, but also Cutler Ridge, Franjo, Three Lakes, and more. If you have suffered a major fire, or just a small one, call us at (305) 278-8484 today for a professional inspection and estimate to remove odors and any other damage.

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How Flood Damage Affects Your Home In Cutler Bay

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help with your hardest water damage.

Let us take on the challenge.

The power behind the water invading your Cutler Bay home is quite unimaginable, especially during a flood. It damages your home in various ways and drags garbage, sludge, and other biohazards right into your living environment. Whether you live next to a stream, river, creek, or the coastline, cleaning up after a flood incident typically takes far more than ordinary household cleaners. 

There are highly-trained restoration professionals available in the Cutler Bay area that specialize in flood damage. It helps to have a prior relationship and put together a solid plan of action to protect your home against emergencies that are common to this area. Thinking ahead severely reduces any losses you might experience and keeps you from going through extreme situations that drastically affect your pocketbook. 

SERVPRO technicians handle all sorts of damage restoration. We train for various situations and provide you with all of the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to return your home investment to a quality preloss condition, fast. Overcome, contamination, mold, and erosion through preparation. Our technicians help you determine which services best fit your situation and implement a plan to achieve success.

SERVPRO’s water damage restoration technicians (WRT) have years of experience restoring damages caused by high waters that can drive mud, raw sewage, and other sediments into your home. We also understand how water can erode soil, rocks, and concrete — having a direct impact on your home’s foundation. Not to mention debris often left behind that attract pests, germs, and other bacteria that complicates an already overwhelming situation.

SERVPRO offers you experienced technicians with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), who follow strict guidelines designed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We understand how flood water affects the inside of your home, often causing damage to insulation, drywall, flooring, electrical, gas, heating and cooling systems, and more.

Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for 24-hour access to emergency environmental cleaning & restoration services you can trust to make things right after a flood. We have specialists here when you need them and provide you with the restoration services you deserve. Never settle for less, call today. (305) 278-8484

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Our Technicians Discuss Water Damage In Your Cutler Bay Home

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay technicians at our local facility are ready to respond immediately to your water damage emergency.

Water Damage In Cutler Bay

Water damage in Cutler Bay can come from many different sources. Many times it is a leaky sink or dishwasher that goes un-noticed for many weeks. The floors may begin to buckle, or you step in a puddle one morning. Another source is a water leak from water dispensers in our refrigerators. Many consumers are unaware of the leak until they notice water on the floor. Water may even seep through the ceiling of the room under the kitchen. Water dispensers in refrigerators consist of a solenoid, plastic tubing, and a water reservoir. Any of these can begin to leak slowly, causing damage to your flooring and ceilings.

Many different situations can cause water damage in Cutler Bay. Water damage from a leaking refrigerator is usually caused by a slow leak from a crack in the plastic piping. It can be a drop at a time that goes unnoticed for many months. Slow leaks cause the most damage to our homes. This moisture can lead to build up of mold or damage to flooring materials.

Obviously, consumers will want to make repairs to the leaking fridge components immediately. They may need a refrigerator repairman to complete these repairs. The floors and ceiling are another matter. This is where SERVPRO can come to the rescue. Our trained SERVPRO professionals will assess the amount of damage and prepare an action plan to remove water and moisture.

Repairs to the floor begin with removal of the standing water. Then we employ dehumidifiers and industrial strength air movers to dry out all of the flooring components. We focus on making your kitchen usable as quickly as possible. Our objective at SERVPRO is to reduce the disruption of your kitchen and your family to as little as possible. Our staff can work closely with your insurance company. In addition, we can address questions from their adjusters to make the claims process as straightforward as possible.

If major repairs are needed, our experts can arrange for further repairs to be completed by skilled technicians. Our trained professionals are here to meet all of your water emergencies. Whether it is a leaky fridge, faucet, or water connections in the kitchen or other areas in the home, we can help.

Our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay technicians at our local facility are ready to respond immediately to your water damage emergency. We're available 24/7. Call us at (305) 278-8484.

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