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Are Cutler Bay Businesses at Risk of Fire Damage from Cooking Equipment?

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over fire If your business property is damaged by a fire, call on the experts at SERVPRO for assistance.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay Can Help to Reduce Losses at your Business Following Fire Damage

Businesses can sometimes fall victim to commercial property fires, forcing temporary closures and loss of revenue. One of the most common causes of a premises fire is cooking equipment which may be in use in offices, healthcare facilities or restaurants. The crucial factor in controlling losses at your business is to enlist the help of a professional service who is qualified to perform:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire restoration

Most commercial kitchen areas are fitted with tiles with decent resistance to fire damage in your Cutler Bay business. However, smoke residues can be time-consuming to remove, especially when animal proteins, fats, or grease are involved. These greasy soot deposits spread around easily and usually require chemical action alongside sufficient dwell time to break down the soot's adherence to surfaces. Our technicians can:

  • Temporarily remove and detach installed kitchen equipment such as ovens, extractors, and refrigerators. 
  • Apply a powerful chemical counteractant to break down the connection between soot particles and the surface, allowing efficient cleaning. 
  • Recoloring grout in between tiles to ensure a uniform, clean finish to the tiles and restoring them to a preloss condition. 

Property fires can happen at commercial premises. Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for commercial fire damage restoration at (305) 278-8484.

Mold Growth, Spores, and Why SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediations in Cutler Bay

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

mold damaged ceiling Spotted mold in your home? Call us right away to mitigate the situation. Our technicians are certified in mold damage remediation.

Why SERVPRO? We Can Safely Remove Mold Infestations from Your Home

Both OSHA and the EPA agree that chlorine bleach ("sodium hypochlorite") does not entirely kill mold growth. Bleach is a great disinfecting product, but it is not a good choice for mold. When bleach is used on mold growth, the bleach changes the fungi coloring, not the mold spores. It appears that the mold is completely gone, but within a week or two, it usually comes back and sometimes worse than before.

Mold damage in Cutler Bay is an unhealthy situation. Using chlorine bleach will not get rid of the mold if it appears on a porous surface. This means that it is made not to soak deep down to reach spore roots. It is better as a disinfectant on surfaces like tile or glass. To survive, mold spore roots ("Mycelia") must spread deep into a porous surface.

Mold Damage Remediation

Mold remediation needs a specialized cleanser. It must get deep into the wood and other porous building material to destroy its roots. Another reason bleach does not kill mold spores is because bleach is 90% water, and this is one of the ingredients that mold loves. When chlorine bleach is used on mold, the chlorine evaporates quickly, leaving behind water.

Naturally, the water soaks into the porous surface feeding the mold. Yes, the surface looks clean when bleach is applied, but its roots are invisible. They are there and spreading. The goal is to remove mold at its roots. Mold remediation contractors use advanced products that can adequately disinfect mold-infested products like wood.

There are eco-friendly anti-microbial cleaning products that can remove mold, its spores, and its roots. We don't want to give chlorine bleach a bad rap. It is an effective sanitizing product that kills mold on hard non-porous surfaces, and it also neutralizes indoor mold allergens.

SERVPRO is your one-stop remediation company. If mold damage is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate it. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your emergency mold removal services. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and advanced equipment and solutions to better serve you.

Your Cutler Bay home or business is your most significant investment, and SERVPRO of Cutler Bay wants to help you take care of it. Reach out and call us today at (305) 278-8484. Let us perform a mold test and answer any questions that you may have.

Why Would You Need Water Removal in Cutler Bay?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

a man holding buckets to catch water falling from his ceiling When water is literally dripping on your head, you need team SERVPRO. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

SERVPRO Extracts Water to Salvage a Water Damaged Property

Water needs to be extracted when it comes in through a leaking roof during one of those relatively frequent storms that come in off of the Atlantic. Hurricanes can drop significant amounts of water. Water damage can also occur from leaking pipes, faucets, and water heaters that can deposit unwanted water.

Rapid water removal in Cutler Bay is necessary to mitigate damage to your house or condo structure. It can be absorbed into drywall and wood items. It can warp wood floors and create an unpleasant odor. It also increases the moisture level (RH) of the entire house, which helps to bring another unwanted factor into your home. That would be mold.

Water Removal Services

You can do some tasks for this water removal in your Cutler Bay home, and these things can help prevent the spread of the mold, but only if these are done as quickly as possible after noticing this water.

  • Things such as furniture damaged by water can be removed from the house and placed in a dry place. 
  • Throw rugs can be taken out and treated the same way. 
  • If the leaking comes from a pipe or other appliance, the water should be turned off at the source. 
  • All doorways and windows can be opened to get some air circulating throughout the place. This ventilation can help freshen the air and aid in the evaporation process to hasten drying.
  • Fans can be placed to help in evaporating the moisture. 
  • You can begin the process with a commercially available wet vac designed for vacuuming water. Start in areas with the smallest amount of water and work toward the source. 

Since water can go everywhere, the potential for damage to all building materials is very great. The faster your water damage is eliminated and your home dried, the less secondary damage from water can result. Save your effort and money by calling in a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Cutler Bay to solve your problems. They will rush to Cutler Bay, Cutler Ridge, and Franjo to help. Call this number 24/7 for help. (305) 278-8484.

How Does SERVPRO Remediation Help Protect Cutler Bay Homes?

6/20/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the ceiling of a room Water damage and leaks can quickly lead to a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate the damage.

With Containment and Advanced Mold Removal, We can Help Cutler Bay Homes Fast

Unresolved water damage or moisture concerns can facilitate mold growth in your property. As this problem persists, the situation becomes more threatening to structural integrity and the house's occupants. As a leading remediation team for Cutler Bay, we can respond quickly with efficient removal solutions and recovery tools to make it "Like it never even happened."

How Can Containment Get Underway?

Establishing appropriate containment strategies prevents the microbes and microorganisms from finding a home elsewhere on the property when mold remediation in Cutler Bay homes gets underway. With so many organic materials that can host active colonies, building containment with 6mil polyethylene sheeting prevents a greater mold threat.

Are There Specific Mold Removal Tactics SERVPRO Uses?

There are no two identical mold damage situations, so several tactics and strategies are used to eliminate organisms. Much of the choice in this matter relies on data collected from mold inspections. Depending on the condition of hosting materials, we can choose among:

  • Surface cleaning with biocides
  • Surface sanding
  • Media or sponge pressure cleaning
  • Controlled demolition

Regardless of how severe mold damage might become, our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team has multiple remediation and mold removal approaches to help. Our advanced tactics can help you get back into your home quickly after damages. Give us a call today at (305) 278-8484.

Water Removal for Your Soggy Restaurant or Bar in Cutler Bay

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

tables set and ready for customers at restaurant Leaks and water damage happen even in commercial properties. SERVPRO can handle all you water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO is Ready to Help Get Your Business Open Again After Water Damage

Hurricanes are not the only reason your fine dining or drinking establishment might be soaking your shoes. Being part of the food and hospitality industries means that water leaks or other liquids are inevitable. When it happens, you need experts who can resolve the situation quickly and efficiently, with as little interruption of your normal business functions as possible.

Suppose you have invested a considerable sum of time, energy, and money into a bar or restaurant in Cutler Bay; maintaining that investment sometimes includes water removal. Without professionals performing the work, a business cannot go on 'as usual.' We are available to clean up the mess regardless of its makeup and get things running for you as smoothly for you and your patrons.

During our work, we assess the situation to determine what we can do so that your business can be at least partially open. This is not always possible, but when it is, doing so can reduce lost profits substantially. Our goal is to help you in any way possible so that a water disaster cannot continue to affect your business and those who depend on it negatively.

SERVPRO technicians providing these types of services know that you must constantly meet health code regulations, so we always provide written documentation of all the work. This documentation includes each process, cleaning agent, and piece of equipment used during the restoration process.

Anything affected in the kitchen or behind the bar will be cleaned, sanitized, and restored to pre-accident condition. Foodstuffs must be disposed of according to IICRC standards, but each item is noted on an inventory sheet. As with anything that happens with a business, there is a great deal of documentation, and we always provide you with copies for your records.

When your restaurant or bar's interior has sprung a leak, call us at any time, 24/7, at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484. We are here for you, no matter what kind of disaster has struck your business.

Your Fire Damage Solution and Steps for your Cutler Bay Home

5/23/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room under door Even small fires cause smoke and soot to travel throughout the home. Call SERVPRO for fast effective remediation.

SERVPRO Helps with Fire Damage Restoration and Insurance

Our services are available to you whenever you need us, day or night, regardless of your situation's scale. We understand how devastating a fire damage event can be. We don't just work with your insurance company and help you with your paperwork; our professional staff assists you through every step of the process, from beginning to end. Subrogation is a process that we take very seriously for the entire payment and insurance coverage to help protect your interests.

Don't hesitate to contact us; we're proud to be your fire damage solution in Cutler Bay! We have a ton of experience backing our work, and we work hard to provide you with highly skilled IICRC Certified Technicians that go out of their way to save your belongings. You will be surprised by some of the successful restorations that we will accomplish along the way, restoring items that you thought lost forever. Personal possessions and heirlooms are irreplaceable treasures that we understand.

Each SERVPRO Franchise is locally owned and operated by a fully certified staff to assist you through this confusing, stressful time. Our onsite supervisors will answer all your questions while providing you with the absolute best service you could ever receive. So, please don't trust your property's care to anyone else; rely on us to get your life back to normal.

Getting everyone safely out of any damaged areas is priority one. After the Firemen have the fire under control, it's time to give SERVPRO a call to begin your restoration process. Remember, your first call should be to your agent.

It would be best if you kept everyone clear of the property unless you know what to do. Going back into the property on your own can be very dangerous, not to mention it can cause even more damage. Limit anyone's movement in and out of the property; you want to avoid trampling soot and embedding it further into your upholstery or carpet. If you are going to attempt to remove some of your belongings, make sure that you don't touch or lean on soot-covered items, you may end up causing additional damage and make it harder for us to restore them.

You can help by placing clean towels or linens over rugs and carpeted traffic areas before you enter. With your electricity off, you can empty the freezer and prop open the doors of your appliance to help prepare it for restoration. It also helps if you replace your HVAC filter before attempting to use it and taping a double layer of cheesecloth over your air registers would help as well. The best move is don't touch your HVAC until we assess the fire damaged areas.

Leave the cleaning of your walls, carpet, appliances, or other painted surfaces to the professionals at SERVPRO. Don't try to save any canned, packaged or bottled food items that the fire may have damaged; they aren't good anymore!

We can help you with these things and so much more; remember the professionals at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay when you look for a restoration service. Our emergency twenty-four-hour, seven days a week service is only a phone call away. (305) 278-8484

Can SERVPRO Respond to Emergency Services Water Damage Fast in Cutler Ridge?

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged hallway Is your home in need of water cleanup services? SERVPRO is equipped and available.

Does SERVPRO Provide Water Damage Restoration in Cutler Ridge?

Many of our clients in Cutler Ridge appreciate our fast response to calls about water leaks from broken pipes and overflowing sinks or bathtubs. The water is everywhere and flowing into adjacent rooms or inside walls to rooms below. A fast response can also reduce damage further with our water mitigation actions.

SERVPRO responds to Cutler Ridge residents in less than 4 hours and provides water mitigation services in addition to water removal and damage repairs. Our initial approach is to make sure it is safe to enter, stop the water from flowing, and begin water removal. By acting quickly and applying water mitigation techniques, we can reduce the overall damage and prevent porous materials from being exposed to high humidity.

Our services, in addition to water mitigation, include:

We deploy large air movers and dehumidifiers in your home to control humidity levels, prevent secondary damage, and dry your home as part of our water damage mitigation service.

Call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for water mitigation in Cutler Ridge and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (305) 278-8484.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay Provides Content Pack-Out and Storage Services After Residential or Commercial Damage

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

crane hoisting up a customers belongings Customized Pack-Out Services after water, fire or mold damage.

Each water or fire damage emergency is unique, which is why working with skilled technicians at SERVPRO is crucial when you want results. As a trusted industry leader, we are consistently evolving to offer our customers high-quality service tailored to their needs. There is no project that is too challenging for us to tackle, and we will always find a way to carefully pack up, move, and store your cherished belongings to facilitate our cleanup and restoration efforts.

At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, We Pack – We Store! 

SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians with the skill and training necessary to handle all of your belongings. We have been known to pack up and store everything, including:

  • Personal items
  • Documentation
  • Family heirlooms
  • Priceless works of art
  • And more!

We Always Go Above and Beyond!

Special circumstances call for extra measures, which we are always willing to take here at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay. Strategic pack-out services allow us to move out belongings so that our crew can move into all of the phases for water extraction, humidity control, and drying. Everything gets done to bring your interior back to pre-water event condition so that it is "Like it never even happened."

Customized Pack-Out Services

Because anything can arise during a project, the SERVPRO team excels at assessment and problem solving to meet every challenge. No matter the project's scope, we bring all of the right equipment to the job to ensure everything gets done as it should. Click here to see for yourself our crew in action while using the power of a crane at a high rise in Key Biscayne!

Why is Pack Out/Move Out Necessary?

During a fire, mold, or flooding event, there are times when the plan of action must include moving out belongings. When we perform a move out for any affected zone, it allows for: 

  • Total access to the workspace
  • Faster remodeling and restoration
  • Guarantees that all contents/belongings remain safe from harm
  • Temperature controlled warehouse
  • Bar code and tagging for each item
  • Ensures contents are not subjected to damage on-site

Protect your contents with the help of SERVPRO of Cutler Bay! You can reach us by calling (305) 278-8484 to learn more about fast, efficient pack-outs and our temperature-controlled storage solutions.

Where should Property Owners Seek Help in Dealing With Fire Damage in Cutler Bay?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

smoke Smoke and soot damage from a fire is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate services.

They Can Contact a Professional Restoration Team in Cutler Bay to Perform House Fire Cleanup

Fire can wreak havoc and leave your home covered in ash, smoke, and soot. The damage may seem small and easy to handle, but it may lead to significant damage if a person without professional skills and correct equipment attempts to handle it. That’s why you need to hire a professional restorer like SERVPRO to complete the fire restoration process. 

SERVPROs restoration team responds fast to emergency calls since we understand how fast fire damage in Cutler Bay homes can spread. Our technicians are highly trained to:

  • Handle structural damage.
  • Use advanced products to treat affected surfaces.
  • Remediate water damage resulting from firefighting efforts.
  • Perform smoke remediation.
  • Deal with fire and smoke damage.

Does SERVPRO clean soot and smoke on ceilings?

After all of the training and decades of experience, our technicians can determine which items and surfaces are ruined beyond repair and which ones can be restored. If it is possible to restore your ceiling, we can use the wall and all surface cleaner to clean the surface and rinse with a wall rinse. These products can leave your ceiling looking better than it did before the fire.

Our SERVPRO team can also deodorize the affected area. We can use a pump and injection needle to inject small amounts of deodorant in confined spaces. 

Fire damage restoration can be hectic and stressful for property owners who attempt the process. SERVPRO of Cutler Bay can perform fire and smoke damage restoration to make the fire damage seem “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (305) 278-8484. 

Who Can Homeowners Hire Perform Water Damage Repair in Cutler Bay?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe Water damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO. We have the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

They Can Enlist the Services of SERVPRO to Perform Water Damage Restoration in their Cutler Bay Homes

Water intrusion in a home is one of the most devastating and damaging things homeowners can experience. If you do not handle water damage immediately, it can cause mold growth, costly damage to your home’s furnishings and structure, and promote electrical hazards. When dealing with water damage, call the water damage remediation experts at SERVPRO. We can provide professional guidance on the steps to take to fix the issue quickly. 

Whatever the cause of the water loss incident, quick water remediation is the key to restoration. Upon receiving your call, our SERVPRO technicians can arrive on site quickly. With our water damage repair services in Cutler Bay, you can rest assured that we can restore your walls, floors, and personal property. 

What Causes Water Damage?

Water damage occurs due to various reason, including but not limited to the following:

  • Broken water heaters
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks 
  • Broken hoses

Our SERVPRO team can perform water damage mitigation to reduce or prevent the destruction that happens due to water-related problems. Beginning the water damage repair process as soon as possible helps prevent additional destruction and costs. We can use extractors with a heater, pump, and vacuum system to remove the water. 

If your carpet was affected, our SERVPRO technicians could place an air mover under it to improve drying. We always vent carpets to allow air to escape. Floating carpets reduces the drying time and allows the surface beneath carpets to dry. 

When in need of water removal services, call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for help. Our 24-hour emergency hotline is (305) 278-8484. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.