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If You Discover Mold Under Your Window In Miami Call The Experts At SERVPRO

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation If You Discover Mold Under Your Window In Miami Call The Experts At SERVPRO Contact our emergency services line, (305) 278-8484, for prompt, professional service.

Using The Window AC On Hot Days Can Precede New Mold Damage Under The Window In Miami

Finding yourself faced with an unusually hot and humid day in Miami over the winter is fairly common. Because using window units to keep cool air flowing into your home might not happen daily or even regularly, sporadic use might lead to unexpected problems. Some of these problems might happen after insects lay eggs or casings inside drainage tubes or lines, inside the tray, or otherwise damage the unit. A lack of use can also mean that filters hold dust or other debris that make the unit work harder than normal.

The area below window units in many Miami homes contain mold damage because of steady drips coming from the cooling units. The amount of moisture that the wall is exposed to might seem inconsequential, but microbes do not require very much moisture to begin penetrating into the wall's surfaces and causing it to deteriorate. Microbes and their spores can also end up elsewhere in your home, including on the interior portion of the wall where you visibly see them.

While our infrared imaging equipment can detect temperature changes that show where dampness exists, we use digital meters to determine how much moisture a wall contains. Because a wall's exterior can feel dry to your touch, it is not an accurate indicator of the amount of moisture that same wall's hidden interior holds. Retained moisture is perfect for mold growth to continue, long after you have stopped the dripping from an air conditioner.

We can find these damp areas for you, and also locate hidden mold damage before it becomes a problem with crumbling walls that let outside pests come into your home. The health effects from exposure to mold and spores can also become a concern. After we locate all of the places that harbor mold, we can remediate them, which leaves your residence “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay understands that mold damage happens for many reasons and we are ready 24/7 to help protect your Perrine or Franjo home through remediation, prevention, and cleanup. Contact our emergency services line, (305) 278-8484, for prompt, professional service.

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Some Ways in Which SERVPRO Uses Advanced Equipment for Miami Water Damage Restoration

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some Ways in Which SERVPRO Uses Advanced Equipment for Miami Water Damage Restoration Water damage is many times completely unexpected. Whether it's a burst pipe or overflowing tub, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

Equipment for Cleanup and Inspection in Water-Damaged Miami Homes

One of the glaring concerns with cleaning up after a disaster strikes your Miami home yourself is the possibility of doing it inadequately. While many can trust in their abilities to be as thorough as possible, often circumstances present obstacles that homeowners cannot overcome without advanced equipment and specialized training in restoration or cleanup. Water damage is an excellent example of this, as it can spread beyond what the eye can see and continue to weaken structural elements and pose potential risks like mold growth with persistent dampness.

While you might think that water cleanup in Miami is not a complicated procedure for your home, you should understand that water can saturate, warp, and distort materials that it comes into contact with, causing widespread concerns that continue in areas that you sometimes cannot see. Our SERVPRO professionals can understand the importance of thoroughly drying an area after water damage has occurred, and that is why we have the industry-leading equipment that we do for extraction and drying efforts.

However, our SERVPRO technicians can only rely on these machines so far, as we have to be able to see that our equipment is doing the job as efficiently and effectively as we would like it to. That is why we double check for moisture pockets and lingering dampness with secondary equipment our water restoration technicians have as well, such as thermal imagery cameras.

These devices can show behind drywall, flooring, and ceiling materials to allow our technicians eyes on areas that are difficult to access. Based on cooler temperatures, we can direct our high-powered air movers and dehumidifiers towards problem areas to ensure that they get dried sufficiently to remain far below acceptable moisture parameters to prevent worsening effects like mold growth.

Water damage is not always something that homeowners believe that they should seek professional assistance for, but without cleaning up this disaster properly, it could lead to devastating results for the structural integrity of your home. Give our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay rapid response team a call today at (305) 278-8484.

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Is High Indoor Humidity Causing Water Damage to Your Miami Business?

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Is High Indoor Humidity Causing Water Damage to Your Miami Business? Inspect your business often for signs of high humidity levels.

Miami's Commercial Water Removal Team Talks About Problems with High Humidity

If a water leak takes place inside your Miami gift shop, there are several different types of problems that could occur. When moisture comes into direct contact with items it can cause them to become saturated and force you to call in a professional commercial water removal company like SERVPRO. When your building materials or contents come into direct contact with moisture the problems created are considered primary damage. When the water leak creates other issues like elevated humidity levels or mold, the problems are called secondary damage. When things get wet inside your store, the increased relative humidity levels can also cause problems that become a part of your commercial water removal project. 

Our SERVPRO technicians have experience in dealing with problems on both residential and non-residential properties. We know that when conducting commercial water removal at your Miami property, we must watch humidity levels closely.  In humid areas like Florida controlling indoor humidity levels is vital when trying to prevent secondary damage. Once the water comes into contact with your contents and building materials, the moisture starts evaporating from the wet materials and turns into vapor in the air since things in nature always strive to reach an equilibrium level. However, once water vapor starts building up, the relative humidity levels rise to the point where the vapor itself can start to damage your building materials and products in your store. 

When indoor relative humidity levels rise above 70 percent, it becomes challenging to dry out your structural components. Once the humidity levels get that high, organic substances inside your store become at risk for mold damage. When humidity levels rise, some of the products in your gift store could get damaged by the water vapor which is why any time our SERVPRO technicians work towards mitigating water damage we set up dehumidifiers to lower indoor relative humidity levels. Reducing the humidity not only helps reduce the chance of secondary problems taking place but also helps speed up the natural evaporation process. 

If you ever need water removed from your gift shop, call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 24/7.

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We Can Restore Your Home In Cutler Ridge When A Mold Infestation Has Taken Over

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation We Can Restore Your Home In Cutler Ridge When A Mold Infestation Has Taken Over As soon as you find the mold infestation, reach out to us at (305) 278-8484 so we can clean your home and keep the mold from spreading.

Mold Remediation For Your Cutler Ridge Home

You probably do not frequent your crawl space in your Cutler Ridge home. Therefore, if there has been excess humidity or moisture down there that you were unaware of, you could also be looking at quite a bit of mold once you discover it. Mold is never something you want to take time getting cleaned up, so acting as soon as you find it is essential.

Mold cleanup in your Cutler Ridge home can quickly be taken care of by professionals who have the proper tools and the experience. At SERVPRO, our staff is expertly trained to be able to hand a mold infestation promptly and keep it from spreading any further.

Although there are various ways to remove mold in a crawl space, one of the best methods is to use soda blasting. It is very safe and effective in physically removing the mold from your subflooring and floor joists in the crawl space of your home.

SERVPRO techs use sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda and apply it to the wood surfaces at a high rate of speed. The soda is abrasive, so it very effectively removes the mold that is growing there. Baking soda is water soluble, with an almost neutral pH and it also has a buffering effect that neutralizes both caustics and acids. Once the particles and dust have been blasted, we can wipe or rinse them away if needed. Just hand wiping or scrubbing down the moldy joists would not have the same results. We then need to ensure that the humidity and moisture in the area are controlled, as that is what keeps the mold from growing again.

During remediation, we ensure that we use containment to control airborne particles and keep you and our staff safe from irritating organic debris and dust. Protective equipment can be worn to keep workers safe during the cleanup.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay works safely and efficiently to remove the mold from the crawlspace of your home in Three Lakes, Miami, or Franjo. As soon as you find the mold infestation, reach out to us at (305) 278-8484 so we can clean your home and keep the mold from spreading.

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How to Avoid Secondary Damage When Your Hollywood Home Catches Fire

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Avoid Secondary Damage When Your Hollywood Home Catches Fire Time is of the essence when restoring property after a fire. Call SERVPRO immediately after the fire is extinguished to begin the restoration process.

Fire Damage Removal Provided By Specialists In The Hollywood Area

Fires have always been an increasingly prevalent threat throughout the Hollywood area. Disaster can strike without any notice, devastating your property. After a fire, homeowners deal with damage to their personal belongings, household contents, or the structure of their homes.

Hopefully, you get the opportunity to check your insurance coverage before anything has a chance to happen to your home. You need access to a company that specializes in fire damage removal in Hollywood to get suggestions on how to best protect your investment. It is time to contact a restoration specialist in the area, to either prepare your property to fight against fire or start your recovery.

Many homeowners fail to understand that taking immediate steps after a fire occurs on your property can help minimize the losses they experience. It becomes even more pertinent to have a professional, like the IICRC-certified restoration technicians at SERVPRO, available, ready to respond to your call for help, as soon as possible. Our team responds to your request for help 24/7, 365 days a year, through all holidays and strive to provide you with the fast, efficient services you deserve.

Once SERVPRO helps you secure your property, we can also help contact your insurance company and work with your insurance company to produce the results you need. The only things that should ever delay your claims process involve you or your families, safety. Otherwise, you should file your fire damage claim immediately.

SERVPRO technicians work with you, helping you decide which of your belongings remain salvageable. We also help you keep track of damaged items, reporting all necessary information to your insurance adjuster. While we take care of your property, you should account for any expenses related to your living expenses and report everything, so that you get proper compensation.

Fire damage removal and repair can be a lengthy process. You need an experienced restoration company on your side to help protect your interests. At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, our entire Green Fleet stands ready to answer your call, and all of our restoration technicians are trained to provide you with quality results. (305) 278-8484

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Hollywood Business Owners Often Rely Upon SERVPRO to Limit Water Damage

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Hollywood Business Owners Often Rely Upon SERVPRO to Limit Water Damage SERVPRO Saves Hollywood Offices from Long Water Loss Closures

Handling Electronics after Water Damage to Commercial Properties in Hollywood

Electronics can become hazardous when they come into contact with water. Commercial property managers should be rightly concerned about the expense of replacing electronic items. There is also the safety of their staff that needs consideration. Temporary closures can impact revenue so it is necessary to hire a professional service that can complete work thoroughly and quickly.

We are a localized service with a team of technicians who are experienced in dealing with commercial water damage in Hollywood. SERVPRO has a particular procedure for damage limitation concerning electrical equipment. The golden rule with these types of damage is to avoid switching on or running an electrical current through any items that have fallen prey to moisture.

The first step we take is to remove electronic items from the affected area. If the items are attached, we can cover them using plastic sheeting or other equipment. When we are called to a commercial clean up, we generally send a project manager whom you can communicate with directly during the service. This SERVPRO employee can contact a qualified electronics vendor on your behalf if more than the exterior of the electronic equipment needs service.

As a restoration service, SERVPRO is not able to restore electrical equipment for you. What we can do is limit the damage caused to your office computers, printers, scanners, and monitors. One vital step is to ensure electronics do not suffer further damage is to control the temperature. We use heating units to help dry equipment and prevent equipment from cooling to the dew point; where water vapor turns to liquid.

Maintaining equipment temperature above the dew point could be crucial to mitigating the loss of otherwise expensive damages. In most cases, we deploy dehumidifiers to help control RH levels in the affected area. Water damages frequently go beyond the scope of your janitorial team, so when electronic pieces of equipment are concerned, you need professional help which SERVPRO can provide. Of course, we are there to reduce potential water damage to your office investments like desks, furnishings, and flooring.

When your office or business needs restoration, contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 for an immediate response.

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When the Plumbing Fails in Your Hollywood Home

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When the Plumbing Fails in Your Hollywood Home Backed clogs can cause blackwater (sewage-contaminated water) to be released into your home. SERVPRO has the training to deal with blackwater removal.

Why SERVPRO For Restoring Water Damaged Homes in Hollywood, Florida?

Hollywood missed the worst of the Summer’s storms this year. Like other residents on our state’s east coast, local homeowners breathed a sigh of relief at the lack of damage compared to other storm seasons. It does not eliminate every water issue a resident has to deal with, however.

In most Hollywood homes, water damage usually comes from a plumbing problem, rather than a tropical storm. While the force of the water may be slower coming out of a broken pipe, the amount of water that spread across the home can be just as significant. So why call SERVPRO instead of removing the water yourself or hiring the guy who advertises at the grocery store? The answer is simple, training and equipment.  

Our personnel train to the latest standards maintained by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration). That means understanding the possible damage water has to the structure itself, as well as the personal property inside each home. For example, although most plumbing issues send clean or uncontaminated water through a home, there are some situations where the water is contaminated. 

Our teams define this water as gray or black, depending on the level of contamination. It can happen when a sewer or a septic tank back up through a toilet and into the home. Soil can enter the home with water if an irrigation system fails, and floods the home by entering through the garage most often.  

In every situation, we remove any standing water as quickly as possible. SERVPRO restoration teams train on the latest commercial pumps to start removing the majority of the water within a few minutes of arriving at the home. In most homes, they can clear out the water in just a day or two. If they suspect the water is contaminated, they spray the surface and nearby property with an anti-bacterial agent to neutralize the health threat.  

After removing the water, our technicians carefully examine the home and personal property for what can be cleaned or requires disposal. Usually, they can clean, dry, and restore the home, regardless of the type of water. For carpets, however, we cannot guarantee 100% that they are safe to use again after exposure to gray or black water. Our teams always recommend immediate disposal so they can clean the floors underneath and continue restoration work on the rest of the home.  

Our goal at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is to restore each home to its clean, dry, pre-disaster condition. Call us today at (305) 278-8484 to start the restoration process in your residence.

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If Your Hollywood Restaurant Has Experienced A Water Damage Disaster Contact Our Team At SERVPRO Immediately For Cleanup Services

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Hollywood Restaurant Has Experienced A Water Damage Disaster Contact Our Team At SERVPRO Immediately For Cleanup Services Should you discover that faulty pipelines have caused flooding inside of your business, never hesitate when calling for help.

What To Do When Your Hollywood Restaurant Kitchen Is In Urgent Need Of Water Cleanup Services

Working in the restaurant industry is very stressful and tense, but that stress can magnify when your restaurant is suddenly in need of water cleanup services. The pipeline connecting the industrial dishwasher to a water source burst in the morning as your team began to start their pre-service prep work, and spread water throughout the kitchen. The flooded water can make it impossible for your staff to do their jobs without working in a hazardous environment. Fortunately, there is local and professional help available that can assist you in your water-related issues.

In order to run nightly service, it is imperative for you to call for water cleanup services to your Hollywood restaurant as soon as possible. The faster that professionals can arrive and assess the damages, the more likely it is that a smooth and successful remediation can occur. The quicker that you call, the sooner the job can be completed and, as a result, your restaurant can swiftly reopen to the public.

Here at SERVPRO, when we receive a call for help, we always make it a number one priority to arrive at the job site as soon as we possibly can. Once we receive your call, we gather a team of our IICRC-certified technicians, the required equipment, and then we swiftly make our way to you. Our specialists understand how valuable your time is and that time wasted is money not made for your business.

SERVPRO can use advanced equipment to remove the standing water in your kitchen, such as industrial-quality wet/dry vacuums and extractors. Once the water is removed from the inside of your business, our SERVPRO technicians can determine what the next step of our job is by measuring the moisture levels inside your kitchen. Should they be a little higher than recommended, we can set up axial fans and dehumidifiers to encourage the excess moisture to evaporate.

Should you discover that faulty pipelines have caused flooding inside of your business, never hesitate when calling for help. Get in contact with SERVPRO of Cutler Bay by phoning the number (305) 278-8484. No matter the day or the time, we are available to help you.

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Our Water Damage Specialists Respond Quickly To Disasters In Your Hollywood Home

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Damage Specialists Respond Quickly To Disasters In Your Hollywood Home Our SERVPRO professionals can help to reduce the risk of mold growth as our restoration work continues throughout your property.

Accidents Can Require Water Restoration For Your Hollywood Home

While natural disasters certainly play a significant role in the restoration work required for Hollywood homes, this is not always the case. There are many situations where forgetfulness or accidental circumstances allow for situations like water loss incidents to occur that require professional restoration services like we provide.

As much as the average Hollywood homeowner might believe that water damages easily get remedied through a little bit of towel drying and conventional cleaning approaches, recovery is rarely so simple. Within a brief period, water saturation can begin to affect flooring materials and construction elements for walls, causing them to distort and bloat. Something as localized as an overflowed bathtub can spread quickly through flooring and into adjacent areas.

Our SERVPRO professionals respond to any emergency that you might have quickly and have the tools available within our Green Fleet to slow the progress of water damage and prepare the property for water restoration work. Our mitigation efforts can help to preserve at-risk items within your home and secure salvageable materials through fast extraction practices.

To further discourage DIY approaches to water damage cleanup, it is essential to note the possibilities that persist when these effects get inadequately managed and dried. Within a couple of days, mold spores throughout the environment can seat and colonize in these damp locations continuing out of sight. The organism can spread quickly to degrade construction materials and pose potential health risks for the occupants of your house.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help to reduce the risk of mold growth as our restoration work continues throughout your property. Dehumidifiers and air movers get used simultaneously to force saturation and pooling into a vapor which can get drawn out by the dehumidification equipment.

While you might get tempted to attempt water restoration and drying on your own, this is often a poor decision to make. Failure to adequately clean and dry the affected areas can lead to material degradation and failure, not to mention harmful secondary effects like mold and microbial growth. Give our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay emergency response team a call anytime at (305) 278-8484.

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Hollywood Fire Loss from Electrical Overloads Can Be Avoided--SERVPRO Tip

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Hollywood Fire Loss from Electrical Overloads Can Be Avoided--SERVPRO Tip SERVPRO Says Protect Your Hollywood Home From Electrical Fires

The Dangers of Stressed Electrical Systems in Your Hollywood Home

There are many working systems throughout your Hollywood residence that most homeowners know very little about, much less know enough to determine a potential problem. From the plumbing network hidden in the walls of the house to the electrical systems running to every fixture and outlet throughout the property, there is much to learn about the misuse of these systems that could lead to severe situations.

Your electrical system is one of the frequent causes of fire damage throughout the Hollywood area. Our SERVPRO technicians have the training and the industry-leading equipment to overcome these fire damages as you experience them, but it might be wise to inform yourself about potential problems that you could cause your home that lead to combustion and fire effects.

One thing that every homeowner should educate themselves about is the limitations of their electrical systems, namely the outlets spread out throughout the residence. It is becoming more and more commonplace to overload these outlets with the higher number of electronics and equipment used in the house these days. While many outlets are designed to trip rather than overheat and catch fire, this is not always the case.

Even those intended to prevent power surges or overheating fail, which can lead to a fire originating at the outlet and spreading quickly through the wall cavity, wall materials, and into whatever spaces share that area. Materials like drywall and insulation can ignite rapidly. Fire can spread fast, affecting many areas and causing widespread damages before it gets extinguished.

Even after the primary concerns of the spreading fire get resolved, lingering effects like smoke and soot damage add to a long list of symptoms that must get addressed before your home can feel the same again.

While it is wise to educate yourself as best you can about the limitations of your outlets and the system running through your home, it is impossible for every homeowner to prevent the possibility of fires entirely. Whenever disaster strikes, our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay restoration technicians can help. You can reach our emergency response team 24/7 by calling (305) 278-8484.

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