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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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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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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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SERVPRO Offers Ways to Avoid Having to Close Your Doors After Water Damage in Your Hollywood Diner

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Offers Ways to Avoid Having to Close Your Doors After Water Damage in Your Hollywood Diner If your diner faces water damage after an event, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

When Commercial Water Damage Threatens Your Hollywood Diner with Closure

The convenience that small diners provide to locals and tourists in Hollywood helps everyone eat healthy meals while still engaging in running errands or sightseeing in our beautiful area. A tiny leak in a kitchen drain can cause both decay of materials and an offensive odor in your establishment.
 
Maintaining a clean and sanitary environment for the preparation of meals for your patrons becomes difficult when commercial water damage in Hollywood creates undesired conditions of filth and unsightliness. Diners want to smell pleasant food odors, but heavy scents from water damage make this almost impossible. Getting the damaged sections cleaned out and replaced once a plumbing professional makes the needed repairs on your kitchen drain helps eliminate both offensive odors and the microbial activity that helped create them.
 
SERVPRO wants to help our local businesses thrive. We know that effective prevention of water damage keeps buildings and facilities free of potentially harmful bacterial growths, especially in kitchens and lavatories. During National Preparedness Month, even small disasters should gain attention. Eliminating these from your building keeps them from spreading and possibly contaminating other areas, including food preparation counters. Doing so can help you more easily prevent small disasters that might affect only a few individuals.
 
The understanding professionals at SERVPRO understand that cross-contamination can affect almost any area of your diner. While we clean and restore the damaged area, we take care to sanitize everything. We use mats and protective sheeting to keep things neat. When dust might pose a problem, we have methods that contain this in a small area and prevent fine particles from filtering out into the rest of your kitchen. We do everything possible to help you stay open, even as we work. When odors linger, we can provide you with highly effective odor control measures that do not detract from the delicious aromas produced by your kitchen staff's cooking.
 
SERVPRO of Cutler Bay restores diners and small restaurants in Perrine and Franjo stay open by mitigating water damage that might otherwise force them to close. Call us at (305) 278-8484 so we can assist your business by ridding it of the damage.

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What To Do When A Fire leaves Damage Behind In Your Hollywood Auto Repair Shop

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What To Do When A Fire leaves Damage Behind In Your Hollywood Auto Repair Shop We understand how important it's for the fire damage in your auto shop to be repaired as soon as possible.

What To Do When A Fire Leaves Damage Behind

Running an auto repair shop is pretty dependant on your ability to get cars in and out of your shop promptly, but fire damage can interrupt the traffic of your business. That can be a significant issue for you as the owner. Having one half of the garage closed off can make your business unattractive to potential clients. Customers are impatient and waiting in an even longer line than usual to get their oil changed is not how they want to spend their day. Naturally, the damaged needs to be addressed and remediated as soon as possible. Fortunately, there is help located close to you that can step in to do just that.

We understand how important it's for the fire damage in your Hollywood auto shop to be repaired as soon as possible. From the moment you call SERVPRO, we make it our priority to get to your property as soon as possible. If the fire happens in the evening, we can work through the night to remediate the damage and clean the greasy soot left behind.

Soot and ash can adhere itself to various surfaces that they come across in your shop. Depending on the severity of the damage, SERVPRO can use special cleaning techniques that are meant to leave your equipment looking, feeling, and smelling like they did before the fire happened. Our main goal is to return your property to its preloss state, so you feel “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO can use lubricating cleaners to lift the soot away from any surface. If the soot is being particularly difficult, we can apply chemical cleaning methods or abrasive ones. To handle the odorous smell, that fire leaves behind our IICRC-certified technicians can use ozone machines overnight to neutralize the particles in the air that cause the odor. Finally, SERVPRO can take inventory of any items you may have lost in the fire to make an insurance claim easier for you.

When your auto repair shop sustains fire damage, do not linger. Dial (305) 278-8484 to phone SERVPRO of Cutler Bay. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Fire Damage Technicians In Hollywood

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Technicians In Hollywood If a fire ever takes place inside your Hollywood restaurant, it could inhibit business operations.

Commercial Fire Damage Technicians

Kitchens in Hollywood are a common place for fires to start. If a fire ever takes place inside your Hollywood restaurant, it could inhibit business operations. Not only can fires burn materials and contents but smoke can travel from the kitchen and affect your dining room.

Smoke coming from a fire can cause many problems that if not mitigated can disrupt business in the future. Whenever mitigating commercial fire damage in Hollywood, soot cleaning and deodorization are vital. Smoke can travel far from the source of the blaze and leave behind soot residues, soils, and malodor particles.

If not treated appropriately smoke can leave behind unpleasant aromas that can affect your restaurant business in the future. There are many steps needed to properly restore a building so that no burnt smells exist. The first step is to remove any burnt or charred material that puts off malodor particles into the air. Any severely burnt contents or building materials that are near the kitchen where the fire started get removed.

After everything that cannot be saved gets removed, the cleaning of soot residues begins. Soot left behind from smoke also creates pungent odors. Some surfaces are easier to clean soot off of than others. Soot that adheres to different surfaces is composed of various chemicals based on the type of fuels burned during the blaze.

Our SERVPRO technicians use various chemicals based on the type of soot and the kind of surface affected. Porous surfaces do not clean thoroughly with wet cleaning methods because the moisture can soak the soot into the material. Wallpapers and drywall get cleaned best using dry cleaning methods. Whereas, non-porous materials such as the stainless steel inside your restaurant's kitchen can get cleaned by spraying and wiping with wet cleaning agents.

Whenever soot cleaning takes place, measures get taken so that the cleaning process does not cause secondary damage or inhibit your restaurant's business. With wet cleaning, we put down plastic on the floors and make sure that streaking does not cause more damage. Any areas where food gets served get masked off with plastic.

In some cases, we change the way we conduct work processes so that your business stays operating as usual and your loss of revenue is kept to a minimum. For professional help when a fire affects your business, call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484.

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Protecting Your Lanes from Commercial Water Damage in Miami

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Protecting Your Lanes from Commercial Water Damage in Miami If your bowling alley suffers from water damage, contact SERVPRO right away for drying out and restoration services.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Dry Out Your Property and Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

Managing a large establishment that serves the needs of a diverse client base in Miami includes everyday maintenance plus seasonal tasks that help keep things running smoothly. Because bowling often makes people hungry, keeping your kitchen facilities in tip-top shape can ensure this portion of your profits remains viable. However, accidents in the kitchen can lead to problems in other areas of your establishment.
 
When a bowling alley sustains commercial water damage in Miami, it can affect any area of your business, including the main attraction - your lanes. While your tavern area, other gaming facilities, and lounge might suffer some damage, the wood covering your lanes can become ruined relatively quickly when exposed to water. This can also happen when a small fire initiates sprinklers over the lanes to activate. Regardless of the source of the water, SERVPRO acts quickly to make everything "Like it never even happened."
 
Mopping up water when you find it on top of wood surfaces may suffice if without delay. However, if any length of time passed, penetration through both the pores of the wood and the seams between the wooden strips can mean water exists in each strips' interior, as well as below it and to its sides. This condition, surrounded by water and moisture often spells trouble in the way of curling, splitting, cracking, and warping - attributes not even novice bowlers tolerate.
 
Our Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD) knows how to provide the services your bowling alley requires in such situations and can help your business recover quickly. When your offices suffer, we can help preserve documents and other items, including furniture, from intensive damage. The same goes for furniture in your tavern and lounge. When damage occurs in an isolated area, this needs attention, as well, to prevent secondary water damages from occurring. Water damage happens quickly and then spreads in an outward manner wherever the water goes. It never goes away on its own.
 
When we must remove materials from your bowling alley, business owners can rest assured that SERVPRO always provides training to our technicians on carrying out complex tasks in occupied buildings. Your employees still must fulfill their duties, and we work diligently to ensure our presence does not become a hindrance to them. Our crews understand it is also crucial that we minimize your business' downtime, if any, as much as possible.
 
SERVPRO of Cutler Bay hires qualified technicians from our local areas who are proud to serve the communities around Cutler Bay, Franjo, and Perrine. Water damage happens quickly, so when your business suffers such damage, contact our 24-hour service line at (305) 278-8484. We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Cutler Ridge

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Cutler Ridge When your sprinkler system fails, water can flood your business. If you do experience water damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation efforts.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Water Damaged Business Property

Despite the extreme weather which can strike our community, Cutler Ridge businesses usually have more problems with water from common sources like a split water line or faulty sprinklers. These problems invariably occur overnight and leave owners a mess when they come in to open their doors the next morning.

How quickly we can remove the commercial water damage from a Cutler Ridge business depends on the amount of water and the contents inside. For example, if the sprinklers fail in a fabric store, SERVPRO technicians spend more time drying inventory than the actual building.

Regardless of the source of the water, our first task is to stop or block it. If the store owner has not already done so, we can start with turning off the water main. After that, we attempt to find the failure. Our restoration specialists can repair or replace minor issues like a rusted out connection, but if there is a major system failure, we recommend calling a licensed plumber.

Our next step is to remove any standing water inside the business. We can do this with a combination of pumps and water extraction wands. The pumps remove most of the excess water, and then we use the wands to draw remaining amounts off of surfaces and out of carpets.

Usually, we try to complete this action to have a dry, safe environment to walk across before moving on to the next task. In a fabric store, however, some types of cloth can begin to rot after it absorbs too much water. There is also the risk of mold spores expanding and growing on damp inventory.

SERVPRO technicians can stop this with dehumidifiers, fans, and air movers. We first set up the dehumidifiers to begin drawing moisture from not just the nearby bolts of cloth, but surrounding air as well. Each of these devices can remove up to 25 gallons of water per day.

To assist with the dehumidifiers, we set up fans to draw out the damp, cool air from the structure and force it outside. This action also helps to circulate the air which further dries the inventory. Next, we set up air movers to force warm, dry air across the fabrics to speed up drying them.

If there is a large amount of cloth which was soaked, we can bring in tall racks used to dry curtains and drapes. We can then spread out the bolts which make the operation of the air movers and other devices more efficient.

At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, our goal is to help you reopen your doors as quickly as possible. If you need our help, call today at (305) 278-8484 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Palmetto Bay Preschool Continues Operations After Water Removal

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Palmetto Bay Preschool Continues Operations After Water Removal Preschools cannot close without causing a hardship on working parents. Contact SERVPRO if you have a water damage situation in your preschool.

SERVPRO's Quick Response Can Keep Your Preschool's Doors Open After Damage

Water intrusion at educational sites challenges Palmetto Bay restoration professionals to bring their very best strategies, skills, and equipment to ensure youngsters experience no disruption to their studies. No business likes the fallout of downtime, but a school with significant water loss issues inconveniences parents and robs the young scholars of quality learning time. Working with an experienced restoration company gives all involved the best chance of a minimal shutdown yet showing favorable results.
 
The large water heater in your preschool cracked overnight, necessitating commercial water removal in several of the rooms in Palmetto Bay. Not only did the 50 gallon capacity of the tank leak, but the fresh water intake continued running, substantially increasing the amount of water flowing through the space. Our plan is straightforward. Find and remove the water, and then use commercial strength drying equipment to restore the teaching and play areas fast.
 
Job one is turning off the water continuing to flow into the ruined heater. Then the pumps and extractors mounted on each SERVPRO response vehicle swiftly evacuate the standing water. The multitude of storage areas and bins in the learning spaces can hide water, so it is crucial that our workers measure moisture levels in a range of places and use scanning technology to locate pockets of water trapped between walls and in various recesses.
 
Hidden water found is pulled out into the extractor tanks using flexible houses and wands designed to get into small or narrow slots. Any residual water may be drained with carefully drilled holes in the removal of sections of drywall. Targets set by SERVPRO employees, trained in psychrometry, the science of drying, inform the temperature, fan speed, and use of desiccant processes as the drying continues. Fast action by our technicians removes moisture before it damages the school’s structure and content, and permits the school to resume operations with a very short interruption.
 
Powerful air movers and dehumidifiers reduce the moisture levels in structures and the air. Rugs, linens, and toys are removed from the space, and SERVPRO cleaning and drying experts launder and dry the items for continued use in the school. Throughout the process, technicians are on high alert for signs of any mildew or mold, which our company can remediate efficiently if found.
 
SERVPRO of Cutler Bay has the skill and equipment to restore a local preschool after quantities of water soak the area. Waste no time in calling (305) 278-8484 to schedule an inspection and develop a recovery plan.

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Some Of The Sources Of Commercial Water Damage In Palmetto Bay

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Some Of The Sources Of Commercial Water Damage In Palmetto Bay Commercial water damage is fast becoming a serious threat for business owners.

Sources Of Commercial Water Damage

Commercial water damage is fast becoming a serious threat for business owners in Palmetto Bay. If you aren't careful, it can cause thousands of dollars of losses in stock and bring your business to its knees. To ensure that your hard work is not frustrated, you need to take a few measures to protect your shop, store, or warehouse. This includes identifying some of the possible sources of water damage in your premises to be able to control them effectively.

If you are unfortunate enough to experience commercial water damage in your Palmetto Bay business, you can count on SERVPRO to restore everything to its original state. After calculating inventory loss, our technicians can come in and begin the restoration process. The idea is to return your property to pre-damage conditions using IICRC guidelines, ensuring that you get back to work quickly, "Like it never even happened."

Plumbing failures are some of the most common causes of commercial water damage reported to SERVPRO. They can easily cause a flood by releasing hundreds of gallons of water into the building. The usual suspects include malfunctioning sprinkler systems, loose hoses, frozen or broken pipes, and other plumbing sources.

Unexpected flooding can also occur as a result of sudden, intense rainfalls. Heavy downpours can rapidly flood drains, gutters, and downspouts, with the overflow causing extensive commercial water damage to your building. If this happens unexpectedly, SERVPRO can assess the extent of the damage and detect any sources causing water leaks into the structure. Minor leaks are easily overlooked but often lead to water damage issues needing repair. Bathrooms, attics, ceilings, hallways, and wall cavities are especially prone to mold growth from prolonged exposure.

Warehouse vehicles are vital to the efficient running of your day-to-day operations and, therefore, you need to take steps to protect them from commercial water damage. This can be as simple as moving them to higher ground in the event of a weather warning. Parking them on an inclined loading bay, for instance, can keep them from soaking in pools of water that might damage the hydraulics system, engine, or other parts of the truck.

If your business sustains commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is there to help. We have an extensive stock of resources that can counter any type of water damage on your property. Call us today at (305) 278-8484.

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Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Services in Three Lakes for a Ruptured Water Pipe

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Services in Three Lakes for a Ruptured Water Pipe A ruptured pipe can cause damage to your workplace, call SERVPRO for proper water removal and drying.

Correcting Water Damage from a Ruptured Pipe in Your Workplace

A ruptured water pipe in the office can result in a major flood. Mud and water can accumulate up to a few meters from the floor, causing significant disruption in the workplace. If the water pressure is high, it can also harm anyone in the way. The damage can have a toll on the carpet and office furniture, while most of the flooring may need to be replaced.

In case you find your office soaked in water from a burst pipe, SERVPRO can help correct the water damage. We have highly trained technicians properly equipped to control commercial flood damage in Three Lakes businesses. Our techniques are in line with IICRC recommendations to ensure a satisfying cleanup process.

How do ruptured water pipe repair services work?

For ruptured pipes in the office, our technicians shut off the water main and determine the source of leakage. We fix the pipe burst and then seal off the repaired part. To mitigate the water damage, we use proper water removal and drying techniques.

Drying the space

Effective drying requires SERVPRO experts to have adequate knowledge on the use of airflow. The dynamics of airflow are similar to that of a common pool table. The angle at which a billiard ball strikes the bumper determines how it is banked. In the case of airflow, how effective the drying process is, depends on the angle of the air mover. Ideally, the air mover should be positioned at a 45-degree angle, allowing air to bounce off the wall and displace moisture to be replaced with drier air.

Some commercial flood damage situations require drying the ceilings. In this case, we direct airflow across the water-damaged ceilings to release the moisture into the air. Doing this also enables circulation of warm air around the roof. If the office has suspended ceilings, we direct airflow into a few open panels on each side.

A flooded office due to a ruptured pipe can have a significant impact on normal operations. When this happens, you can trust SERVPRO of Cutler Bay for quick and efficient commercial flood damage restoration services. Call us anytime at (305) 278-8484.

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Recovery Efforts For Many Disasters Begins With Commercial Water Removal For Cutler Bay Food Stores

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Recovery Efforts For Many Disasters Begins With Commercial Water Removal For Cutler Bay Food Stores When your Cutler Bay health food store sustains any commercial water damage, water removal is most often the primary step in recovery efforts.

Commercial Water Removal

Florida is surrounded by ocean on the majority of its border, and the many lakes found in our beautiful state make time on or near the water an even more substantial part of most people's lives. Water can become a serious problem, when it is in the wrong place, which can happen in various circumstances and for just as many different reasons.

When your Cutler Bay health food store sustains any commercial water damage, water removal is most often the primary step in recovery efforts. Firefighters often use thousands of gallons of water to squelch a fire, bathroom water line breaks and malfunctioning sprinklers can flood an area with hundreds of gallons in a short period, and our own climate can backfire on us and send hurricanes and storms our way. Each of these disasters needs water removal before any other restorative or recovery efforts start.

When standing water has collected, one of the first things that must be done is ensuring the safety of those in the area. Not only are electrical shocks possible, but slipping, tripping, or even becoming entangled in hidden debris are all potential hazards. SERVPRO has extensive experience in these highly dangerous situations and can guide you every step of the way. Because removing the majority of the water is done with a truck, danger to our technicians is greatly reduced. As the water's level drops, hazards can be seen much more easily. Our hand-held extraction units further minimize the amount of standing water to the point where we can start the work of restoring your business.

Drying completely does take time, and during the process, we can help you assess the damage to your inventory. Health regulations require that all foodstuffs contaminated by water be disposed of, so detailed inventory sheets can help you not only restock correctly but also provide sufficient documentation to your insurance agent. Recovery from such horrible disasters are much more than the building itself – it is also the look and feel of your store.

At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, we can help you get things back to how they were before so that it is “Like it never even happened.” Doing so can help you continue serving your customers what they have come to depend on you for the most, a vital and important part of our community's economy and culture. Contact us, any time that you need us for any size disaster, by calling (305) 278-8484.

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When Undisclosed Commercial Water Damage Affects Your Newly Purchased Cutler Bay Real Estate Office

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial When Undisclosed Commercial Water Damage Affects Your Newly Purchased Cutler Bay Real Estate Office Don't let a damaged office compromise your sales. Call SERVPRO to investigate the damage ASAP.

SERVPRO Technicians are Experts in Their Field of Remediating Water Damage on Your Property


Starting your own business after an extended period of working for someone else can be a dream come true for many people, and owning not only the business itself but also the building you are going to conduct your business in is even more pleasant. Finding out that there are substantial problems with your new building can put a real ding in your happiness. Defects that are not superficial or aesthetic but that are caused by water can signal problems that are much more severe in nature. Water damage can lead to structural deficiencies and increased microbial activity. A smelly, tattered looking office is not a setting conducive to selling other real estate to potential buyers and can seriously hurt your profit margins.
 
Cutler Bay office buildings are often remodeled before being listed, and this can hide any existing commercial water damage. Remodeling does not remove the damage, however. This often leaves new owners in the dark about such issues, posing risks that aren't apparent until after the purchase has been finalized and the new owner has moved in. Other real estate agents whom you work with on a regular basis can only disclose facts about the building's condition that the seller has told them about, and this can leave you with only legal options to pursue after repair work has been completed.
 
SERVPRO can help you repair the building to prevent secondary water damage from becoming an issue, and also help document the extent of the damage. Repair costs that are related to existing damage that was never disclosed are often recoverable if proper documentation is presented. Because we know you want to open your agency as soon as possible, we can work around your day-to-day operations if you wish.
 
If you prefer to have new carpeting installed, our Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT) can provide this service and then follow up by shampooing the carpet to remove the high level of chemicals left behind by the manufacturing process. While the scent from new carpets has not shown to be a health risk, it can still be unpleasant. Removing it, or decreasing its strength, is often more desirable than allowing it to remain.
 
Water damage that affects commercial settings should be taken as seriously as it would if that damage was found in your home. Working in any building, office, or home can be detrimental to your health and safety if there are unattended issues from water damage. This is true even if you do not see standing water in your business. Our technicians have certifications in Commercial Drying (CDS) and also in Water Damage Restoration (WRT). They are always available to make sure that you can open for business as planned and then remain open so you can serve your clients without interruption.
 
SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 is always ready to take your call and we can arrive as early as one hour afterward. Let us help you keep your business healthy from the start by ridding the structure of problems that can become huge detrimental issues later.

Commercial Water Removal for Your Soggy Restaurant or Bar in Three Lakes

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal for Your Soggy Restaurant or Bar in Three Lakes Get your kitchen sanitized and your business back to operational. Call SERVPRO immediately after a water damage event.

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

Hurricanes are not the only reason your fine dining or drinking establishment might be soaking your shoes. Being part of the food and hospitality industries, their very nature means that water leaks, or that of other liquids, are inevitable. When it happens, you need experts who can resolve the situation quickly and efficiently, with as little interruption of your normal business functions as possible.
 
If you have invested a considerable sum of time, energy, and money into a bar or restaurant in Three Lakes, maintaining that investment sometimes includes commercial water removal. Without professionals performing the work, business just cannot go on 'as usual.' We are available to clean up the mess regardless of its makeup and get things running for you as smoothly as you and your patrons are accustomed to.
 
During our work, we will assess the situation to determine what we can do so that your business can be at least partially open. This is not always possible, but when it is, doing so can reduce lost profits substantially. Our goal is to help you in any way possible so that a watery disaster cannot continue to negatively affect your business and those who depend on it.
 
SERVPRO technicians providing these types of services know that you must be able to meet health code regulations on a constant basis, so we always provide written documentation of all the work carried out. This documentation will include each process, cleaning agent, and piece of equipment used during the restoration process.
 
Anything affected in the kitchen or behind the bar will be cleaned, sanitized, and restored to pre-accident condition. Foodstuffs must be disposed of, according to IICRC standards, but each item will be noted on an inventory sheet. As with anything that happens with a business, there will be a great deal of documentation, and we will always provide you with copies for your own records.
 
When your restaurant or bar's interior has sprung a leak, call us at any time, 24/7, at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484. We are here for you, no matter what kind of disaster you are dealing with.

Negotiating with Insurers After Commercial Water or Fire Damage in Three Lakes

11/9/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Negotiating with Insurers After Commercial Water or Fire Damage in Three Lakes SERVPRO Helps with Your Insurance Claims After Water Damage in Your Three Lakes Office

SERVPRO Often Interfaces With Your Carrier in Three Lakes Concerning Commercial Water Damage.

Depending on your insurance provider, acquiring a payout after a disaster can either be very easy or relatively difficult. In general, it is best to take insurance proceedings slowly and to hire a lawyer to negotiate on your behalf. Some insurance companies will be unwilling to pay if you do not follow instructions, make small violations, or even fail to respond to their documents. At SERVPRO, we make an effort to work with business owners and insurance companies alike to ensure that the store has to pay as little as possible for repairs and employ a mitigation and restoration strategy designed to minimalize the costs of expensive replacements.
 
In general, an insurance company may make very specific demands related to the initial steps towards repairing your commercial water damage in Three Lakes. Many insurers will want to choose a restoration company for you, which may be how you found out about SERVPRO. Our corporate brand is on the roster of over 315 municipal, state, and Federal agencies as a preferred vendor. This list also includes management companies, insurance agencies, and the like.  Or, they may have given specific guidelines regarding certifications and equipment, and we commonly meet even the strictest of these requirements. Typically, an insurance company won't ask you to make any repairs yourself, and in fact, may specifically request that you avoid making any significant changes without their express approval.
 
Of course, most insurers will want to be notified of any important developments or costs that arise during restorations. In general, our representatives will be able to handle these types of calls, but you should be prepared to answer any questions and sign documents if additional approval is required on your part. Once again, it is probably best to consult a lawyer for any major decisions you may be asked to make. On small levels of damage caused by fire or water, the process may not require an attorney.
 
SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is proud to offer quality restoration services at an affordable price and has a strong relationship with most local and national insurance companies. We can even help with the paperwork.  Call us at (305) 278-8484 to find out more about our services or how we help business owners like you in times of crisis.

Improving Your Commercial Property After Fire Damage

6/15/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Improving Your Commercial Property After Fire Damage Call SERVPRO To Restore Your Fire Damaged Apartment Building

To Treat Commercial Fire Damage Call SERVPRO

Commercial fire damage can wreak havoc on your business and its profitability, and you may immediately wonder what steps are required to overcome the damage so that business, as usual, can resume as soon as possible. Whether your property has been moderately damaged by a small electrical fire, has been severely damaged by a lightning strike or has experienced some other type of fire damage, you need to respond to the situation quickly so that you can resume operations in your business as soon as possible. By following a few important steps, you can most easily and quickly overcome the damage and improve your property so that business operations can pick up where they left off.

The Issue of Water Damage
When you think about Miami commercial fire damage, you may not think about water damage. However, in most cases, water or chemical fire retardants are used by firefighters to extinguish the fire, and this means that there may be a dirty, ashy and wet material that covers much of the space. This must be cleaned up quickly because of the likelihood of water damage taking hold in the property. Also, when moisture and humidity levels remain high in a property, there is an increased likelihood that mold growth can develop. Therefore, the first step to take when you have commercial fire damage is to extract the water and chemical agents that were used to put out the fire.

The Repairing and Cleaning Processes
The next step in the fire damage repair process is to determine which items are salvageable and which items need to be replaced. Things like carpets and padding that have water or smoke damage may be professionally cleaned to restore them to their former condition. Items that have been burned may need to be entirely replaced and are not salvageable. This final determination is made by you and your insurance company. Keep in mind that certain restoration techniques and processes may be used by our professionals from SERVPRO to improve your charred or damaged property. Damaged office equipment, filing cabinets, and stock may be packed out to our facility for cleaning and restoration.

At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, we are a locally owned service provider with a team that is available to respond to your emergency situation 24/7/365. We strive for excellence in all that we do, and we go to great lengths to provide exceptional workmanship. Regardless of how large or small, your area of fire damage is, rest assured that we can restore your business and structure to its pre-loss condition. Call us today at (305) 278-8484.