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How Fire Debris Removal Helps Your Cutler Bay Residence

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees standing in a group with cleaning suits on. Don’t let a fire take your Butler Bay home, we have your back.

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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Extracting Water After A Flood In Cutler Bay

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mold infestation on the wall Microbial growth can occur in as little as three days, making addressing the drying and cleaning of your building a priority.

Extracting Fast Food Restaurant Flooding in Cutler Bay

Franchise locations like your fast food joint in Cutler Bay already have an established volume of dedicated customers, helping your location to stay busy beginning the day that you first opened your doors. With your location, restaurants like yours are perpetually at the mercy of weather events and changing conditions. With severe weather systems like tropical storms and hurricanes, the possibility of flooding demands a need for an emergency plan.
 
Business owners want to limit the amount of time that their restaurant stays closed, yet many do not fully know how detrimental flood damage in Cutler Bay fast food spots is. Restaurant flooding can pose a risk to your dining area fixtures and furniture, but it can also affect your appliances and be hazardous to those exposed depending on the contamination level. Level 2 Gray Water contamination can spread bacteria and contaminants throughout the facility that must get addressed before your business can reopen.
 
One of the most pressing risks, when flooding occurs in your building, is how quickly water loss incidents like this can develop into mold damage or other threats. Microbial growth can occur in as little as three days, making addressing the drying and cleaning of your building a priority. With even mid-level contamination, several exposed materials must get removed altogether, lending access to the full array of wet areas to begin drying with positive pressure systems and negative air chambers.
 
Extraction is the first step that must get taken when addressing standing water collecting on the floors. While tilework installed throughout both the dining area and the kitchen are less susceptible to immediate saturation and exposure, protecting this flooring and other exposed materials can limit the later costs of restoration and recovery once mitigation tasks like water removal and preliminary drying complete.
 
Running a fast food restaurant means meeting the rapid-pace demands of your customer base and being available when they need you. Our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team understands the stresses of temporary closures and makes sure that these circumstances are short, and the loss incident is “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (305) 278-8484.

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

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

large SERVPRO Crew Cleaning and Drying a Building after a Tropical Storm SERVPRO Technicians Work Hard to Restore Commercial and Residential Structures aster Storms or Water Losses

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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