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Our Flood Damage Specialists Are Standing By 24/7 To Respond To Your Emergency In Cutler Bay

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Flood Damage Specialists Are Standing By 24/7 To Respond To Your Emergency In Cutler Bay We are prepared in every sense to help you restore the damage this disaster can cause.

We Stay Prepared For Flooding That Damages Cutler Bay Homes

Our team strives to provide the fastest and most comprehensive, compassionate restoration for Cutler Bay homes regardless of the emergency or time. When flooding occurs throughout the communities that we serve, we have teams ready at a moment’s notice to respond to affected properties with fast and effective mitigation solutions including extraction and drying equipment to prepare your home for the necessary restoration steps to follow shortly after that.

While flood damage can affect your Cutler Bay home in many devastating ways, having the right professionals responding immediately to the situation can lessen these effects and protect more of your property from this potential damage. Our SERVPRO team has the skills and industry-leading equipment to begin immediate extraction of damaged areas whenever we first arrive at your property, including an extractor truck that can arrive with our Green Fleet rolling out from our facility.

Preparedness means more than just having a production truck supplied with our advanced equipment and tools. Being truly prepared for flood disasters that so often affect the area requires our professionals to remain at their best with continued educational opportunities and training sessions to showcase new approaches, equipment, and methods for recovering homes affected by devastating floodwater.

Each of our SERVPRO rapid response team dispatched to your flooding emergency has IICRC certifications in disaster recovery and water restoration. This universal training ensures that each team member can utilize the equipment, can help with mitigation tactics like pack-outs that protect your belongings from the damage, and can contribute in areas like demolition, extraction, drying, and cleanup. Our entire crew understands the impact that flooding can have on your home and your life, so our experts work efficiently to get you back in your home fast.

While there are many steps to fully restoring a home affected by flooding, a wise choice that you can make is to reach out to our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay rapid response team immediately. We are prepared in every sense to help you restore the damage this disaster can cause. Give us a call anytime at (305) 278-8484.

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Why Fire Damage Incidents in Cutler Ridge Need Professional Attention

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Fire Damage Incidents in Cutler Ridge Need Professional Attention Fire restoration is not only removing smoke and soot damage but also cleaning water damage left behind by the efforts to put the fire out.

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Restoration Proccess

The occurrence of fire damage incidents causes a lot of disruption and losses. There is also the emotional toll that any property owner in Cutler Ridge is likely to experience when the unfortunate incident occurs. Fire restoration is not all about removing the smoke and soot particles that settle on items after the fire. There are certain steps to follow when dealing with such issues for a successful restoration.

Fire damage events in Cutler Ridge require you to remain calm as you work with restoration service providers like SERVPRO. When our technicians are working for you, they first determine the degree of the damage before they can start to clean the soot and smoke particles on the walls. It is a detailed inspection that uses specialized tools together with IICRC recommended procedures.

When putting off the fire, water and fire suppressants are normally used. Our technicians understand that the stagnant water may create conducive conditions for mold growth and as a result drain it immediately. After draining the water, we perform deodorization that neutralizes any existent odors. Where necessary, our SERVPRO team ventilates the area to address the odor situation.

Sometimes when our SERVPRO technicians are performing restoration procedures, they come across preloss conditions that were existing before the fire. For instance, the areas that might be having pre-existing soiling will need cleaning. We readily clean such areas and remove any visible mold growth during the restoration. We only require you to remove your jewelry, ammunition, guns and any other personal items before we can start our work. Where necessary, we perform move-outs in an attempt to prevent your contents from further damage.

Our technicians always observe safety measures when working for you. For instance, when performing thermal fogging, we ensure that pets and everyone leave the site. We also put on protective gear to prevent any possible irritation when spraying some of the deodorants.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay works around the clock to control any mold, fire, water and storm disasters. Call us at (305) 278-8484 when you need to work with a trusted leader to restore your property.  

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Protect Against Winter Mold Damage in Cutler Bay

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Protect Against Winter Mold Damage in Cutler Bay Once mold starts growing, it is hard to get it under control without professional help. Keep your moisture levels in check and contact SERVPRO.

Prevention is Key When Mold Damage is the Issue

People do not associate Florida with cold winters or deep snow drifts, so it is easy to assume that Cutler Bay residents need not concern themselves with winter preparation. However, it is still essential to protect against fungal growth in winter as that is a problem that might arise at any time of year. The winter months in Florida still have high humidity compared to other places in the United States, and humid conditions are unfortunately the perfect breeding ground for mold spores. SERVPRO recommends homeowners take steps to protect against winter mold damage.
 
The fungus has the potential to cause mold damage in Cutler Bay homes. The microscopic spores spread through the air and can even enter the home through HVAC units, on clothes or shoes, or on the fur of household pets. Spores can grow wherever they find a source of moisture, and organic material to use as food, such as paper or drywall. Humidity is a problem in our state all year round, which is why we recommend precautionary measures.
 
It is a good idea to invest in one or more dehumidifiers for the home. A dehumidifier draws extra moisture from the air and condenses it so you can empty the water down the drain.
 
Always make sure your HVAC system is working efficiently, as HVAC systems provide a prime breeding ground for mold to grow. Do not allow water to pool within the system; remove it immediately and carry out any necessary repairs.
 
It is also a good idea to keep your home well ventilated. Open doors and windows from time to time to let air circulate.
 
Always be mindful of places in your home where water pools or where you notice condensation dripping on walls or other surfaces. Bathrooms and kitchens both tend to be damp, and basements and laundry rooms are often damp, too. Take steps to wipe away excess water, and deal with any faults such as broken pipes, dripping taps, or leaking windows immediately.
 
Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold. Our IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to wipe, scrub, and HEPA vacuum spores away, and we equip our staff with dehumidifiers to dry affected areas.
 
For help with mold remediation in Franjo, Palmetto Bay, Perrine, Goulds and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 today.

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After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Three Lakes Home, Call The Experts At SERVPRO Right Away!

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Three Lakes Home, Call The Experts At SERVPRO Right Away! You can reach our team 24/7 at (305) 278-8484.

Fast Cleanup Of Water Damage Saves Three Lakes Homeowners Money

With incidents that can occur like overflowing of fixtures or plumbing breaks in your Three Lakes property, protecting not only your investment in your home but also your bank account is a priority for homeowners. While it might become evident that professional restoration is vital to return your property to its original condition, owners want to find the most cost-effective and efficient solution for doing this.

The best way that you can save money on water removal in your Three Lakes home is to secure professional restoration right away. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24-hour response to every emergency that threatens properties within our service area, providing every customer with the immediate assistance that their homes need to prevent further damages. While restoration work does cost money, the lack of restoration work when it is necessary can prove costlier still.

With water removal needs for your home, it is vital for extraction work to begin immediately to prevent oversaturation of exposed materials. This fast extraction can also help to limit the spread of this pooling water through unaffected areas of the property. From the time that our professionals arrive, we can set up containment areas for the damaged portions of your home that limit the spread of moisture and dampness and help to make cleanup and drying efforts faster.

In many cases, with the fast response of our SERVPRO professionals, we can eliminate the need for demolition and reconstruction by drying exposed materials and structural elements. With the combined use of our dehumidifiers and air movers, we can force moisture from materials and into the environment for removal.

Water loss incidents do not have to be excessively costly, but they can be without the appropriate actions taken right away. Do not hesitate to give our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay rapid response team a call to help you through every step of restoring your home after a damaging incident. You can reach our team 24/7 at (305) 278-8484.

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Don't Just Sit There! Contact SERVPRO for Cutler Bay Fire Damage Remediation

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Don't Just Sit There! Contact SERVPRO for Cutler Bay Fire Damage Remediation Make sure that the company that you hire to remediate your home after a fire can remove the odor as well. Contact SERVPRO for certified technicians.

SERVPRO Shares Fire Odor Damage Control Methods for Cutler Bay Homes

Even a small blaze in the home that did minor damage through fire can leave a big problem behind. Fire odor damage is a problem that causes frustration because the odor so deeply penetrates objects and can be very difficult to remove using conventional cleaning methods, especially in this area of Florida as the ordinary high humidity conditions can make smoke odors more distinctive.

A homeowner contacted SERVPRO to remove the lasting memory of a fire in the home. The damage had been repaired by the homeowner. However, the odor of the fire in Cutler Bay remained. Because of the time that had elapsed since the fire, the HVAC system shared the odor around the home, and it was detectable even in rooms on the other side of the home from the original fire. Smoke odor residue can lay on solid objects until effectively cleaned and penetrates porous objects and cannot be removed without the application of deep cleaning efforts. Hard and non-porous surfaces were cleaned with dry sponges to pull off the smoke odor.

The odor left behind by the fire was evident in furnishings and building materials and cannot be removed by merely wiping surfaces. One method of deep cleaning is the use of hydroxyl generators that work by neutralizing harmful gases, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor environments. This method also eliminates bacteria, mildew and mold. Thermal fogging is another deodorization method employed by SERVPRO. This restoration method uses the same principle as the fire to penetrate areas of the room to deliver a heated, strong odor neutralizing fog. Fogging was the method chosen by the technicians to use on this job. Afterward, the homeowner was advised to replace the filter in their HVAC to eliminate residual smoke odors that had collected there previously.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is staffed by certified technicians that have the tools and knowledge to tackle any fire odor damage in your home, large or small. Our emergency technicians are available for you 24/7 and arrive within hours after you call (305) 278-8484.

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How Upstairs Plumbing Failures Cause Downstairs Ceilings Leaks in Three Lakes

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Upstairs Plumbing Failures Cause Downstairs Ceilings Leaks in Three Lakes Yikes! The upstairs bathtub drain leaked. Time to call SERVPRO Franchise professionals!

A Broken Drain Means Your Home Needs Water Emergency Services in Three Lakes

Forgetting your tub upstairs is not the only way you might come to find your Three Lakes home's ground floor ceiling dripping with water. A broken drain can cause the same problem. While the water might flow under the upper story's floor and never get your feet wet upstairs, the ceiling downstairs tells another tale.  

Even the best plumber in Three Lakes cannot help you with water removal in between floors. However, SERVPRO Franchise professionals can arrive fast and get the lost water extracted quickly and efficiently. Our IICRC-certified employees work together in teams to not only do this but to also get your home dry again. Rapidly restoring dry conditions protects your property from all kinds of harm that lost water can cause.  

When we arrive, we start removing the water trapped inside your ceiling from the ground floor. We can see where any areas of the ceiling are releasing water, and this approach also keeps water from spreading before we can contain it. The less it spreads, the faster we can finish our work and make your home, "Like it never even happened."   

When ceilings begin to bow down from the weight of the water, we remove the water through a series of tiny holes that move increasingly closer to the center of the lowest point. Once drained of lost water from the tub, we can put a tube into the ceiling, typically through a light fixture, and force air into the ceiling until it becomes suitably dry.  

When lost water from a broken drain does end up in walls, we look to see if they contain insulation or if they hold dead space. Dead space allows for quick and easy drying, also with our Injectidry system and some tubing. Walls that contain insulation, typically exterior walls, require that we remove the insulation to dry out the structure.  

The exception to this is closed-cell foam because it does not retain moisture. We can check with our moisture readers and thermal imaging cameras to see where pockets of water seem trapped, and which areas, if any, do not respond to our methods. We can alter them to ensure that we get your home thoroughly dry again.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay and their understanding team of specialists can arrive at your Franjo, Perrine, or Palmetto Bay residence to perform water removal and clean up after plumbing failures soak your property. Call us at (305) 278-8484, day or night, all year long, when you need help restoring your home after a disaster.

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Remediating Flood Damage In Your Cutler Ridge Home

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Remediating Flood Damage In Your Cutler Ridge Home Our experts have the right equipment and training to quickly remove standing water after a flood.

Why SERVPRO is the One to Call for Flood Damage in Your Cutler Ridge Home

When your home in Cutler Ridge has flooded due to storms, it means you have a big cleanup project on your hands, no matter how severe the flooding was. There are various safety considerations and other things to think about when dealing with floodwaters in your home, but the first step is to hire a professional remediation company for help.

Flood damage in your Cutler Ridge home can mean biological and toxic waste. Water which floods structures from storms comes from outside, carrying all kinds of chemical residues and animal waste. It can also include raw sewage, plus chemical contaminants. SERVPRO is trained and equipped to handle all of these safety issues without putting any of our staff or your family at risk, which is why SERVPRO is the clear choice when you need help cleaning floodwaters from your home.

SERVPRO technicians come to your home with personal protective equipment to protect us as we work to get the hazardous water out of your home. We also have the tools to clean and disinfect your home once the water is removed and your home is dry again, ensuring your home is returned to the safe place to live that it was before the storms invaded.

Just one inch of standing water in your home for just a few hours still likely can result in much money in cleanup and repair. It is why time is of the essence when you have flood damage. Getting in touch with us as soon as the storm subsides is imperative to the structure of your home and your belongings. We act quickly to remove the standing water with truck-mounted pumps and dry your home back out with industrial fans and dehumidifiers. Acting fast can also prevent a potential mold infestation, which only needs 24-48 hours in the right conditions to begin growing.

If water stands in your home for an extended period, extensive gutting might be needed to get rid of building materials which are ruined, as well as plumbing and electrical repairs. When we arrive at your property, we can assess how extensive the damage is and come up with an estimate before we begin.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay are professional remediation specialists who can restore your home in Lakes By The Bay, Franjo, or Perrine after flooding from storms. Remember to reach out to us by dialing (305) 278-8484 as soon as you possibly can so we can prevent additional damage.

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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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