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We Get You Back In Business In Cutler Bay After Water Damage

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over water Call SERVPRO for any type of water removal and remediation efforts you need. We can get you back to work in no time.

Water Removal in Your Cutler Bay 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 Bay sandwich shop. As fixtures like a faucet or the pipe beneath the counter age, 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.

Water Damage Restoration

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 Bay shop. Our effective drying and even mopping techniques can reduce the 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.

How Fire Debris Removal Helps Your Cutler Bay Residence

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen after fire Fire can leave your property with many issues. Trust our experts to bring your home back to its original state "Like it never even happened."

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 determine the extent of underlying damage with structural elements and supports. Our SERVPRO team clearing out fire debris can help your home in several ways.

Fire Damage Restoration

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 determine the highest concentrations of smoke odors and 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 damage incidents. Because of our expertise and cutting-edge equipment, our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay professionals can make any damage scenario your home faces “Like it never even happened.” Give our team a call anytime that disasters strike at (305) 278-8484.

Why do Cutler Bay Residents Trust SERVPRO with Mold Remediation of Their Homes?

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians in PPE If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology and Fast, 24-Hour Service Makes it the First Choice of Cutler Bay Homeowners for Mold Remediation 

One of the crucial aspects of mold remediation from your Cutler Bay home is containing the damage. Mold can easily spread to other areas of the building if proper care is not taken during the remediation process. 

SERVPRO techs use strict containment zones and establish negative pressure during mold remediation of your Cutler Bay home. A mass of mold can have thousands of spores, and when something disturbs the spore mass, thousands of mold spores are set free. Airflow can carry these spores away, and they can remain suspended in the air till gravity finally causes them to settle. The key to controlling the spores is to prevent the air from the affected area from leaving, which is attained by establishing containment zones. 

How do SERVPRO Mold Specialists Establish Containment zones? 

SERVPRO techs establish containment zones using 6-mil polyethylene sheets and negative-pressure machines. According to IICRC, it is important to maintain a pressure differential of at least -0.2 inches of mercury to limit the spread of mold spores throughout the building.   

SERVPRO techs use an instrument called a manometer to ensure that this pressure gradient between the containment area and the unaffected area is maintained. A manometer measures the difference in static air pressure between two adjacent regions. 

Our technicians often use recording manometers that can log the pressure readings on a predetermined basis and create a report to ensure that the negative pressure is maintained throughout the process. 

SERVPRO uses advanced technology like this to ensure that the mold remediation from your home is as efficient as fast as possible. 

Call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 to talk to our expert technicians regarding mold damage issues.   

Water Damage Technicians in Cutler Bay Discuss the Key Factors for Structural Drying

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with storm flood damage in your Cutler Bay home. We have the tools and skilled technicians you need.

Team SERVPRO Follows a Proven Process When Remediating Your Flood Damaged Home

If water ever leaks into your Cutler Bay home, getting it removed promptly is essential. If items inside your house stay saturated for an extended period, materials can lose their structural integrity. If moisture levels inside organic materials such as wood and drywall stay elevated, then microbial growth can occur.

The first step in saving wet materials from getting ruined is the extraction phase. During every water damage remediation project in Cutler Bay, vacuuming up as much moisture as possible is vital. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized extraction equipment on carpet and upholstery before the drying stage begins.

Once the extractor stops pulling out water, we begin the structural drying process. When reducing moisture levels within building materials and contents, there are many factors that affect how quickly materials will dry. Our SERVPRO experts take humidity and moisture level readings to devise a plan to dry out the structure as quickly as possible.

Water Removal and Flood Damage Restoration

The main factors that can affect how quickly a building will dry include the amount of water to be evaporated, the indoor and outdoor temperatures, humidity, and air movement. During evaporation, water always seeks dry air to move to so it can create an equilibrium. Moisture from building materials and contents moves first to the dry air on the surface. Then, wet air moves to areas where the air is drier.

Evaporation occurs at a faster rate when the indoor temperatures in the building are between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on how wet the materials got, dehumidifiers work well to remove moisture from the air after it evaporates off of the wet substances. Materials dry best when the relative humidity in the affected room is between 30% and 50%. Air movement that gets created with industrial air movers causes circulation that pushes the wet air away from damp items.

Structural drying is most efficient when equipment is used to manipulate the factors of drying so that it gets completed at a quicker rate. Depending on what gets affected and how bad the damage is, various combinations and types of drying equipment and dehumidifiers can be utilized. For help creating an environment conducive to rapid structural drying, call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What Can I Do About the Fire Damage in My Cutler Bay Popup Clothing Boutique?

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

If you need professional assistance with fire damage, Call in the experts at (305) 278-8484. We are always available to help you!

Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for Fast and Effective Fire Damage Remediation Services!

Setting up a popup store along the beaches of Cutler Bay is all about catching a fad at its peak and turning a profit, and the last thing any salesman wants to deal with is fire damage. When your store is all about limited-time offerings, cutting down those deals by days and days of remediation could be a disaster for your profits. For this reason, you need to get in touch with fast, effective, and professional remediation services when you need assistance.

What would you do if fire damage struck your Cutler Bay popup clothing boutique? Reacting to the situation calmly, and getting help from professionals like SERVPRO as fast as possible, can make a world of difference when it comes to saving your merchandise.

How Can SERVPRO Help Me?

Here at SERVPRO, we have built our entire schedule around yours because we understand how valuable your time is. When you choose us, we can:

  •   Swiftly assemble a team of highly trained fire and smoke damage technicians
  •   Quickly send them to your location in vans packed full of advanced technological devices
  •   Work at whatever time you need us, day or night

Fire Restoration

Whenever you need our help, we are here for you. We understand how valuable foot traffic is for your business. Always remember, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remediate?

Our technicians can quickly assemble our equipment on sight and get to work right away. We can use:

  •   Air scrubbers to remove foul scents
  •   EPA-registered cleaning agents to remove soot and grime
  •   Take inventory of any loss merchandise to make insurance claims easier

Our technicians are committed to making you feel “Like it never even happened.”

If your business needs fire damage remediation services, get help now. Communicate with SERVPRO of Cutler Bay by phoning (305) 278-8484. Whenever you need our help, we're here for you.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay uses Contaminant Safeguards for Flood Damage Restoration

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Storms can bring floodwater and storm damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

Adherence to Restoration Industry Best Practices Guide SERVPRO Crews Responding to Cutler Bay Flooding

After fierce, sustained winds and torrential rains attack, flood damage to Cutler Bay homes seems inescapable. The water invading your home is by definition contaminated and enters through:

  • Leaking roofs from storm winds ripping off shingles and flashing 
  • Smashed windows, doors, and siding holes created as tree limbs and debris fly into exteriors
  • Overland flooding, walls of water pushing through egress windows, or seeping through foundation cracks 

Why Is Flood Water in Cutler Bay So Dirty?

Although rainwater seems contaminant-free as it falls from the sky, when it gathers force and then breaks into your house, it rapidly mixes with a wide range of substances, creating chemical and biohazard concerns:

  • Crumbling building materials that can contain asbestos and lead
  • Moldy leaves and branches
  • Mud and silt from road and sidewalk debris
  • Landscaping chemicals
  • Industrial waste
  • Fluids from overwhelmed sanitary waste needing sewage cleanup

How Do SERVPRO Flooding and Storm Damage Restorers Manage the Contaminated Water?

SERVPRO managers and crews receive extensive training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), much of which focuses on the containment and safe removal of storm damage and flooding. After an assessment and planning specific to your Cutler Bay home, our crews:

  • Set up containment areas using 1.6 mil polyethylene barriers augmented with negative pressure air scrubbing equipment
  • Detect and release all trapped water 
  • Collect and remove the contaminated muck and water for appropriate disposal following protocols for your locality, completing paperwork and the actual transfer of fluids and debris
  • Clean and disinfect affected surfaces with EPA-registered products
  • Conduct effective structural drying
  • Process the contents of your home either in a sheltered space on your property or at our production facility 
  • Arrange for repairs and reconstruction of damaged structural components

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is well-acquainted with the dangers of Category 3 floodwaters and protects you and your family during contaminated water removal after severe storms. Call us at (305) 278-8484 for a fast response.

Air Conditioner Caused Water Damage in Cutler Bay

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO if you experience water damage in your home.

SERVPRO Technicians are Skilled in Remediating Water Damage

Comfort in a semi-tropical climate can require air conditioner units or central air to moderate the temperature. Reducing interior humidity is key to successful air conditioning. The condensation that occurs when an air conditioner removes moisture from the air must be managed and disposed of appropriately, typically through a series of drain pans and overflow outlets. Suppose your air conditioner experiences a backup of water because of a clogged drainage system. In that case, you can suffer water damage to walls, floors, ceilings, and even window coverings in your home. SERVPRO can respond quickly to resolve the damage caused by condensation and inadequate drainage, preventing permanent damage to your home and possessions. 

Water damage in Cutler Bay from a malfunctioning air conditioner often manifests itself slowly. You may not even know the system is not draining well until a puddle forms inside or you notice a foul smell or even mold growth near cool air vents. Clearing the drainage system is just the first step in restoring the effects of air conditioner water damage. Our certified technicians can thoroughly inspect the interior and exterior of your home proximate to the air conditioner and find all areas that show water damage. Our training expands our search to places you would not have suspected to show the effects of condensation or inadequate drainage. In consultation with you, we develop a mitigation plan that cleans, restores, or replaces materials compromised by the water, including attending to any microbial activity fed by the water damage. 

Water Damage Restoration

We have the training and the equipment to contain and remediate water damage and musky-smelling fungal growth. Since air conditioners move chilled air throughout your house, it is essential that the ductwork be inspected as part of the water damage protocol, ensuring potentially dangerous materials are not sent airborne. SERVPRO is uniquely qualified to respond to all issues raised by the water damage caused by improperly operating or draining air conditioners. Experienced in water extraction, structural drying, odor reduction, and microbial activity containment, we can restore walls, flooring, ceilings, furnishings, and window coverings to pre-water damage condition and restore a fresh and healthy airflow. 

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay awaits your call to (305) 278-8484 when a faulty air conditioner system has created a water damage challenge in your home. We pledge a speedy and professional resolution to your water damage dilemma as a committed local partner in our beautiful community.

Water Damage? SERVPRO Tips For Detecting Water Damage in Cutler Bay

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians know what to look for when inspecting for hidden water damage in your home. Call us today, we will come take a look for you.

SERVPRO Tips to Handle Water Damage 

One little-known fact about water damage is that it often goes unnoticed. It is especially overlooked if the home is older, repainted, or might have an underground or internal leak. The problem is that water damage wrecks a house, and if there is enough water, mold and other microbial can take over a home, causing thousands of dollars worth of damages and can cause health effects. 

Water damage in Cutler Bay is a common problem. Sometimes in older homes, you have to discover subtle signs of water damage to ensure that you're saving yourself as much headache as possible. There are several big signs to look for, including just using your eyes and other senses. SERVPRO knows that it can be challenging to spot these problems all the time, so we always walk through a house thoroughly to diagnose problem areas. 

Here are a few of the easiest ways to spot water damage in your home:

Look for Stains on the Ceiling or Wall 

This is often the most straightforward, most tell-tale sign of a severe leak. When you start seeing stains on your ceilings or walls, call our professionals to mitigate your costs. We also repaired the source of the damage. 

Buckled Floors Almost Always Lead to Leaks 

If your floors are buckling, you probably have a severe problem. Most of the time, this type of water damage is caused by slow water leaks through shower lines, water lines under the house, or even water main damage seeping up through the foundation. 

Look for Cracks in the Foundation or Other Crumbling Areas 

If you see crumbling wood, cracked foundations, or cracks in your walls or ceiling, this could indicate water infiltration. 

If it is a Bad Leak, You Can Often Hear It 

If you can sense a leak, trust your gut. Use your ears to find these kinds of leaks by turning off all electronics during a rainstorm. Usually, leaks are very prominent, distinct, and easy to locate. 

Even after you've found water damage, the most challenging part is fixing the problem. That's why you should always contact our service professionals at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484. We get there fast, and we get the job done right the first time! 

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

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

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)

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.