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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)

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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)

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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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How Water Vapor Is a Lingering Threat to Flood Damaged Homes in Cutler Bay

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

water condensation on window Water vapor is an invisible threat to your home. We have the expertise to remove the vapor and dry your home.

Why SERVPRO Monitors Water Vapor in Houses with Flood Damage in Cutler Bay 

Already heavily saturated ground in the Cutler Bay area means additional precipitation must runoff to lower ground. Areas of land where depressions or vast expanses of level ground occur can let water can pool and cause harm to any residential properties in the area. While significant flooding is most often on people's minds, minor flooding can also cause significant property damage.  

Water vapor's dramatic increase during and after flooding in Cutler Bay is why SERVPRO uses it to monitor flood damage mitigation work. While warmer air can more easily hold more massive amounts of water than the same amount of colder air can contain, the presence of moisture tends to lower the temperature. The role each plays with the other affects how efficient our efforts are at cleaning up flood damage.  

Knowing how much moisture the air contains, along with how much moisture content is in the wooden components and other materials in a flooded home, informs us of the need for additional equipment. Using another air mover, desiccant machine, or heater can make an enormous difference in the amount of damage a residence sustains.  

When the temperatures drops inside a structure, the amount of air does not change much. However, the amount of water vapor causes the  temperature air can maintain to decrease. This decrease means the rate of evaporation slows down. When it slows down, materials like wooden framework dry out more slowly.  

Staying damp longer provides microbes longer to multiply. It also causes wood to warp more, and this can also lead to splitting or cracking. Split or cracked wood loses a significant amount of strength. If too many beams weaken, it can cause structural problems in the house. An additional heating source can prevent this from causing problems and slowing down our progress.  

When the temperature is high enough that the air should remain nearly saturated, drying takes place swiftly. However, if our devices detect that materials like wooden door frames continue to retain copious amounts of moisture, we must increase the amount of air movement in the house. We can often do this by changing the setting on the air movers already present or by adding another one.  

Adding another desiccant machine also assists us in ridding the air of its moisture at a steady pace. Other measures, including venting the air to the outside, help immensely. When outdoor air is as damp or damper than the air inside, we often use tubing to force air directly outside without leaving any more space on the window open.  

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay also wants to eliminate any delays your family experiences in returning home after a flood. Damaged homes displace homeowners, so we work diligently to reduce the amount of time you and your family face after a flood. Call (305) 278-8484 for fast service and swift restoration of your Franjo, Three Lakes, and Palmetto Bay residence. 

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Our Experts Discuss How You Can Get Started On Water Removal In Cutler Bay

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Removal In Cutler Bay Can Be Started By The Homeowner

One item inside your house in Cutler Bay that is known to cause homeowners like you problems is the ice maker built inside your refrigerator/freezer. Sometimes your refrigerator's ice maker can malfunction and spill water out into your freezer, which can then leak out and cause you to have to conduct water removal inside your house. If this ever occurs, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO.

However, before you call in our SERVPRO technicians, there are several procedures that you can take on your own. Basic water removal in Cutler Bay can be conducted by you and a little bit of effort. For example, if you have a standard wet/dry vac, you can help speed up the restoration process by completing much of the extraction yourself. If the water has spilled out from your freezer onto your kitchen's linoleum or hardwood floors, then it is possible that you can mop and squeegee up any standing water by spending a little bit of time and effort.

If the moisture spilled out for a long period, then your subfloor could get wet. But, the quicker you can remove the liquid water from the floor coverings laying on top of your subfloor, the less of a chance your subflooring will be negatively affected. If you have a wet/dry vac, it is wise to take out the filter and use it on your wet flooring materials with a wide extension attached to extract as much liquid H2O as possible.

Next, the best thing to do is to set up fans to create air circulation. If you have any large box fans, they can work the best to push large volumes of air. If you don't have multiple fans, it is wise to reposition the fans you do have by moving them to new locations every few hours.

In Florida, humidity levels are often high, which can slow down the drying process. If you can, rent a dehumidifier during your restoration efforts so that moisture can be removed while you are attempting to dry out your structural components.

If your restoration efforts become more than you think you can handle, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484. We're available 24/7, and we can help you return your home to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.”

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Leave Water Damage To Our Professionals In Cutler Bay

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

A cracked toilet tank A toilet tank cracked and broke causing flooding of the bathroom and surrounding rooms ensued.

SERVPRO Helps You Work Smart, Not Hard

Like any other city within a big metropolis, Cutler Bay is not without its troubles. Our location makes us vulnerable to storms causing water and wind damage, both of which seem to be on the rise. As much as the local government devotes resources to control rising sea levels and to improve sewage systems, it is evident that South Florida is not fully ready to face the circumstances associated with its geographic location. If you take it a step further and add the typical woes, a homeowner faces such as grease fires, burst pipes, and malfunctioning appliances, you may understand the importance of knowing of a professional service specialized in water and fire restoration.

In Cutler Bay, SERVPRO is your natural partner in case of a water damage emergency. Our staff holds certifications by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and is available around the clock to help you. Our years of experience and our formal training allows us to apply industry best practices so your home or business can return to normal as soon as possible. Involving us as soon as the emergency happens, is your first step in mitigating the loss of time and money resulting from the incident.

It is not uncommon to find homeowners who attempt to restore their homes themselves after a fire or flooding. Even though there some action steps you can take, such as isolating the damaged area as much as possible, it is best to leave the heavy lifting to SERVPRO professionals. Part of our business acumen is having at our disposal a wide array of equipment and tools built to accommodate disasters of various sizes and reach. Whether you need a truck-mounted pump or a handheld wand extractor, our Green Fleet has them at their disposal and knows how to use them. Together, we can develop a plan that focuses on restoring rather than discarding, all while keeping your family and belongings in a safe space.

Being a responsible homeowner includes knowing when to tackle something yourself and when to leave it to the professionals. SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is your resource in the area. All you need to do is call us at (305) 278-8484 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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How Fire Debris Removal Helps Your Cutler Bay Residence

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

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Let us remove the fire debris from your Cutler Bay home.

Getting your first look at your damaged property after a fire gets extinguished can be an overwhelming experience for Cutler Bay homeowners. Even with the quick response of firefighting professionals, structure fires can sweep through the household rapidly, affecting a broad area and many belongings. Once these first responders have left, it is crucial to get restoration work started promptly so that the right preventative steps get taken to reduce further damage and degradation.

As potentially devastating as fire and odor damage in Cutler Bay homes can be, a failure to address these circumstances quickly can lead to even more hazards and costly restoration needs. As you might expect after a blaze gets extinguished, controlled demolition and debris removal are vital first steps to thoroughly inspect the property and determining the extent of underlying damage with structural elements and supports. Our SERVPRO team clearing out fire debris can help your home in several ways.

The ruin of construction material and burned contents in your house can continually threaten air quality and the health of those exposed. Debris removal is a critical step because it can reduce the circulation of many of these carcinogens and threatening particulates once they can settle back down from the agitation of shoveling rubble and controlled demolition.

Another essential element to removing the fire debris left behind after flames get extinguished is the effect this aftermath can have on the odors in the household. One of the quickest paths to cutting into the harsh odors fires can leave behind is to remove many of the charred materials and contents, and to determine the highest concentrations of smoke odors and to eliminate those materials from the household as well.  

We strive to provide some of the most efficient odor and fire damage restoration services following the devastation of fire loss incidents. Because of our expertise and cutting-edge equipment, our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay professionals can make any loss scenario your home faces “Like it never even happened.” Give our team a call anytime that disasters strike at (305) 278-8484.

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We Get You Back In Business In Cutler Ridge

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Our equipment on shelves in our warehouse SERVPRO is ready to help the community with large inventories of restoration equipment. Give us a call right away we are available 24/7.

Drying Up Water in Your Cutler Ridge Sandwich Shop

The same sinks that you use for cleaning off fresh vegetables and washing hands before you handle fresh loaves of bread for your customers can also be a disaster waiting to happen for your Cutler Ridge sandwich shop. As fixtures like a faucet or the pipe beneath the counter ages, connectors and fittings weaken. Leaks are a clear first indicator of a severe problem, and you should take the opportunity to fix this issue while you have professionals dry out your damaged prep area.

Because of the damage occurring mainly behind the scenes away from your customers, our SERVPRO team can work efficiently to contain water damage in your Cutler Ridge shop. Our effective drying and even mopping techniques can reduce migration of moisture out into more problematic areas that are higher traffic regions of the shop. In the prep area, we can establish an active drying zone to quickly remove any moisture and dampness while allowing our team of general contractors to work on the needs of the sink area.

As much as everyone wants to prioritize the drying and restoration of the water damage that resulted from the persistent sink leak, repairing the plumbing damage is a critical step to reduce future exposure and to keep your business going. We have a team of licensed commercial contractors in-house that can work alongside our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) to reinstall new fixtures, connectors, or fittings to suit the situation.

We can work quickly to repair these effects and to work around the traffic of your employees because we can appreciate the pace of your business, and the need for all of its elements to be functional and accessible. From the coolers with fresh produce to the sink that we can quickly and correctly repair with our building trades expertise, we can make this damaging scenario “Like it never even happened.”

Our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team has a full roster of professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as well as a division of state-licensed commercial contractors to offer a comprehensive approach to nearly all of your restoration needs. Give us a call anytime you need us at (305) 278-8484.

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

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

drying equipment working on drying the soaked tile in a building A water line that was installed under the concrete pad cracked and soaked the tiled aisle and some of the adjacent carpeting.

Commercial Water Removal in Cutler Bay After Dishwasher Failure

In the US, 14,000 people a day are expected to encounter water-related disasters at home or work. Local restaurants and bistros are just one of many industries that make regular use of water-reliant fixtures. While a commercial dishwasher is a must-have in any eatery, a larger cleaning apparatus means bigger disasters can strike.

If a commercial dishwasher develops an overnight leak that requires water removal in your Cutler Bay bistro's kitchen, the team at SERVPRO wants to help you get back to business as usual as soon as possible. These highly-trained technicians know the ins and out of cleaning water-related disasters while ensuring that your eatery is compliant with local, state, and federal codes.

If left unchecked, standing water can seep into tile grout and potentially damage the subflooring underneath. Because grout can expand when exposed to moisture for long periods, this eventually compromises the seal between the tiles and grout, which can affect the mortar holding tiles in place. Subflooring can also become warped and prone to bacterial growth if not thoroughly dried through professional means.

What SERVPRO Can Do

When SERVPRO comes to your restaurant, our IICRC-certified professionals can get to work ridding your restaurant of water immediately. The team can utilize portable extractors and wet/dry vacuums to address standing water less than two inches in height. In cases where water levels are above two inches with no solids in them, submersible pumps are sufficient. Sensors, meters, and other tools can be used to monitor moisture levels during the drying process carefully. Advanced technologies, like infrared cameras, are effective at pinpointing water-affected areas behind walls and under flooring.

After extraction, drying can proceed with low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers. These are highly efficient for replacing the humid air with warm, dry air in combination with centrifugal air movers. Desiccant dehumidifiers can also be used to tackle moisture in subflooring and other building materials and reduce it to safe levels. Commercial box fans and EPA-registered disinfectants can eliminate odor-causing particles and microbe growth effectively. Ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging may also be used in cases where stronger odors persist.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is ready to help at a moment's notice. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster so your business can reopen quickly. Call (305) 278-8484 today for 24/7 disaster cleanup that is available 365 days a year.

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