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Musty Odors in a Cutler Bay Home can Indicate Mold

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

Seven employees dressed in PPE clothing to work on mold damage Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team in Cutler Bay for an assessment today.

Cutler Bay SERVPRO Remediation Techs Can Clean Mold Colonies and Spores with 24-Hour Services

Mold damage can easily be identified, even by the untrained nose, by its uniquely stale odor, typically in humid, warm rooms. Combined with limited ventilation, these conditions can allow microbes to spread quickly through a Cutler Bay property. Homeowners are advised to avoid DIY remediation solutions to prevent inadvertently spreading mold spores.

Cutler Bay SERVPRO mold remediation professionals are trained in mold cleanup and related disciplines, including water mitigation. This education and training, which abides by Institute of inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards, ensures that property owners receive thorough remediation services per their insurance policy.

Identifying the Early Signs of Mold Growth

Homes that have suffered pipe leaks or appliance issues that have allowed excess water to penetrate the property can have microbial growth in as little as 24 hours after the initial exposure. However, many water damage incidents linger longer than this due to their scale or location. Residents may not be aware that an issue is present until spores have spread significantly.

Early signs of excess microbial growth include:

  • A highly distinct, musty smell
  • Dark green, brown, or black spots or stains on walls, ceilings, or other contents
  • Condensation or higher levels of humidity compared to other areas of the home
  • Water stains on surfaces in the residence that do not dry
  • Slow-drying moisture in areas with low ventilation

These warning signs can all point to mold contamination that can cause damage to a building's structure and contents without thorough remediation. While restoration teams cannot guarantee total mold removal due to spores existing in all spaces, they can lower mold populations to levels comparable to or lower than pre-contamination conditions.

SERVPRO can also render structural repairs and replacement services that return the affected property to a pre-mold state. This added service lowers the risk of microbial proliferation even more than just cleaning surfaces and removing debris.

SERVPRO's Constant Availability Lowers Property Damage Due to Mold

SERVPRO restoration techs are ready to respond to homeowners' calls 24 hours a day, every day of the week. This availability includes weekends and holidays because disasters do not occur conveniently.

This response is highly beneficial for a variety of reasons, including:

  • A faster response minimizes damage to belongings and structures and stops further mold growth
  • IICRC Certified SERVPRO restoration professionals can safely remove spores from the property without the risk of secondary damages that can sometimes result from DIY solutions
  • Technicians coordinate with homeowners and insurance adjusters to remove unsalvageable belongings and streamline claims filing
  • SERVPRO also renders specialized cleaning services that target materials homeowners may be unsure how to clean
  • SERVPRO's detection tools can reveal the full extent of mold growth before remediation and perform a more thorough cleanup.

After performing an inspection of the affected area and formulating a restoration plan, technicians can establish containment for microbes and lower air pressure in contaminated rooms. These alterations prevent spores from traveling through doorways or vents and enable a comprehensive cleanup with EPA-registered biocides and HEPA-filter vacuums.

SERVPRO technicians remediate humid conditions that encourage spore growth with moisture extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. They can also implement odor control services to eliminate that unpleasant mold odor, which can linger even in the presence of dead spores.

Homeowners can count on SERVPRO of Cutler Bay to return their property to a "Like it never even happened" condition when they call (305) 278-8484.

Crucial Mold Information for Cutler Ridge Homeowners

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

mold black on wall in bathroom above white tile Mold remediation should never be delayed when spotted in your Cutler Ridge home--call SERVPRO

Mold Damage Can Affect Your Cutler RidgeHome Quickly

Mold can wreak havoc on your home and cause health effects. In a short time, it can cause significant damage to your home and personal property. This is why if you discover you have a mold problem, it needs to be handled by professionals such as SERVPRO as soon as possible.

Mold damage in Cutler Ridge can be quite serious if it is not handled promptly, and it is a good idea that you also understand things about mold itself, how it grows, and what it can do to your home if left alone. It is always a good idea to have professionals come in as well to clean up the mold.

Mold consumes organic materials, which include fabrics, dust, fiberglass resins, drywall, dyes, glue, wallpaper, wood, paint, or anything else that can keep it growing. It can also live in the cold. Have you ever found mold in your refrigerator? It has been shown through research that as long as the temperature is higher than forty degrees Fahrenheit, mold can grow and spread.

Mold also grows very quickly. It can start growing in your home in as little as twenty-four to forty-eight hours when there is a moisture problem present, with a billion spores growing on just one foot of drywall. Mold can also lead to insurance problems. With so many thousands of lawsuits that are related to mold being filed, a majority of general liability and property insurance companies now do not include mold insurance in their policies.

Mold can destroy your home, dramatically lowering its overall value. Plus, exposure to mold spores can happen through ingestion, inhalation, and direct skin contact. Mold can cause health effects, even when the spores are dead. Worst of all, mold is sneaky and can grow behind drywall panels, in fiberglass insulation, and behind wallpaper. Just because you cannot see the problem, does not mean that one does not exist. This is another reason you need our professional technicians at SERVPRO to clean up your home’s mold damage.

Do you have a problem with mold in your home? Even if you believe it is a small problem, make sure to call us at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay right away so that we can come and appropriately assess the mold damage in your home. We are available any time of day and any day of the year by calling (786) 699-8194.

Protect Against Winter Mold Damage in Cutler Bay

4/24/2022 (Permalink)

a person looking at mold on a wall through a magnifying glass Mold damage can quickly surprise you. Contact SERVPRO at the first sight of mold in your home. Our technicians have the tools to tackle the job.

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 (786) 901-7024 today.

Preparing for Flood Damage in Cutler Bay Homes

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

heavy rain hitting roof There is always a chance of storms in Florida. Should water intrude in your home, no worries! SERVPRO is always on call.

Some Preventative Measures Can Reduce the Severity of Flood Damage to Cutler Bay Properties

With the threat of imminent flooding, it is vital to take whatever steps exist to protect a home, its occupants, and its contents. While our experienced SERVPRO team can help with cleanup and recovery efforts, some early actions can help simplify that restoration process. 

Protecting the House from Imminent Flooding

Early actions can help to reduce the immense impact of flooding and flood damage to Cutler Bay homes. Homeowners should be encouraged to take steps that protect their most treasured belongings and keepsakes, some of which can include:

  • Move valuables to the highest levels of your home to keep them dry
  • Install sandbags at the thresholds to the exterior of your home to slow water penetration
  • Move first-floor items upstairs, when possible, to avoid direct contact with floodwater coming into the house.

How Can SERVPRO Help After a Flood? 

There are multiple needs for your home while actively contending with flood damage and contamination threats. The first step that our team can take beyond the evacuation of essential valuables and keepsakes is executing a plan for water removal using a combination of extractors available to our SERVPRO professionals like submersible pumps, wet vacuums, and drying mats.

"Like it never even happened."

Our goal is to create a final product that returns your property to preloss condition. This result is the chief expectation of our mitigation and restoration approaches. Flooding is intense, traumatic, and can leave widespread damage concerns. Having a credible and licensed team of professionals is the fastest path back to “Like it never even happened.”

Flooding is more of a threat to Cutler Bay and the coastal communities we serve than many customers realize. From surges of the ocean water to extreme weather conditions that can make landfall at our doorstep, you need a team of emergency storm response professionals. Give our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team a call at (305) 278-8484.

Why Use Cutler Ridge's Expert Mold Damage Team

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage along wall of dining room Not all mold damage is visible. Our IICRC trained SERVPRO techs can locate hidden mold damage in your home.

Water Damage Often Leaves Behind Hidden Mold Damage

Having problems with your home happens to all of us every once in a while. The worst scenario is when problems occur in your Cutler Ridge house due to an issue that did not get repaired in the first place. Sometimes, it is easy to overlook the problems in some areas when fixing a problem.

Whenever your home suffers water damage, it is possible to overlook places where water seeps, which is one reason why calling SERVPRO's mold damage specialists in Cutler Ridge for every water damage scenario is essential. If a water damage problem is not taken care of correctly or at all, the possibility of a mold problem existing in your house becomes more likely.

Sometimes a fungus grows inside a home from water getting into an area where the homeowner doesn't notice. Other times a slow leak can exist inside an appliance or water pipe, and you may not see the water is leaking until fungi have already developed in the region. Mold needs moisture, an organic food source, and the right temperature to grow.

Once mold growth takes place, your house's building materials are at risk. Moreover, once a fungus is present, it can quickly spread to other areas of your home. Fungi reproduce by creating microscopic spores that float in the air and look for another place to grow. The existence of fungi can rot building materials and ruin the structural integrity of your residence. Many types of mold can also cause health effects.

Most of the time, mold is detected by the homeowner seeing or smelling it. When fungi are present, they produce a musty odor that, at times, is noticed throughout the dwelling. It is also possible to see that a fungus exists. Often mold looks like black dots, and other times green colors and white fuzz are noticeable.

Whenever anyone thinks there may be any chance that their home is mold infested, they should call SERVPRO immediately. Our team of IICRC certified specialists can use top-of-the-line procedures and equipment to mitigate your fungi issue. Even if mold appears invisible, it may still exist, and any area that stayed wet for a significant period must get thoroughly and professionally inspected.

Don't take the chance and wonder if you have mold in your house or not. Any suspicion you have that a fungus exists warrants your attention. Don't let a seemingly minor problem become a significant issue. Call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 for assistance 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Why is a Professional Water Mitigation Company a Good Choice for Cutler Bay Homes with Water Damage?

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

Call now! Appliance malfunction or a burst pipe causes water damage in your home, SERVPRO water restoration techs has you covered from start to finish.

SERVPRO’s Water Restoration Technicians are Certified to Handle Tough Jobs in Cutler Bay

A water event in Cutler Bay happens when a pipe bursts, an appliance breaks, or plumbing issues come to light. Even a minor leak can cause significant water damage over time, which is why homeowners must be vigilant of any telltale signs indicating the presence of water. Wall discoloration, a musty smell, and bubbling of flooring materials can all point to water damage and a need for professional water restoration services.

SERVPRO technicians bring to Cutler Bay the latest in water mitigation services. Our team is not only certified by leading industry experts, but it is also available around the clock for your convenience. As intuitive as the water removal process may seem, it requires the specialized attention of experts to avoid secondary damage such as mold and compromised drywall. Instead of tackling water extraction and drying on your own and risk complications, let us bring the latest equipment and techniques straight to your home.

At SERVPRO, our water mitigation services go beyond drying a space. Our staff knows to pay close attention to the composition of each surface we clean to match it with EPA-approved cleaning solutions as needed. Similarly, we offer the following to help restore your home as soon as possible-

  • Coordination with insurance requirements as needed to aid the claim process
  • Specialty drying solutions to restore priceless items such as photographs and electronics
  • Application of anti-microbial solutions to avoid mold growth and the health effects on your family.

Regardless of how much water seeps into your floors, furniture, and walls, SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is ready to help. Call us at (786) 901-7024 and let our staff leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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.   

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.

How Does SERVPRO Remediation Help Protect Cutler Bay Homes?

6/20/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage and leaks can quickly lead to a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate the damage.

With Containment and Advanced Mold Removal, We can Help Cutler Bay Homes Fast

Unresolved water damage or moisture concerns can facilitate mold growth in your property. As this problem persists, the situation becomes more threatening to structural integrity and the house's occupants. As a leading remediation team for Cutler Bay, we can respond quickly with efficient removal solutions and recovery tools to make it "Like it never even happened."

How Can Containment Get Underway?

Establishing appropriate containment strategies prevents the microbes and microorganisms from finding a home elsewhere on the property when mold remediation in Cutler Bay homes gets underway. With so many organic materials that can host active colonies, building containment with 6mil polyethylene sheeting prevents a greater mold threat.

Are There Specific Mold Removal Tactics SERVPRO Uses?

There are no two identical mold damage situations, so several tactics and strategies are used to eliminate organisms. Much of the choice in this matter relies on data collected from mold inspections. Depending on the condition of hosting materials, we can choose among:

  • Surface cleaning with biocides
  • Surface sanding
  • Media or sponge pressure cleaning
  • Controlled demolition

Regardless of how severe mold damage might become, our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team has multiple remediation and mold removal approaches to help. Our advanced tactics can help you get back into your home quickly after damages. Give us a call today at (305) 278-8484.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay Provides Content Pack-Out and Storage Services After Residential or Commercial Damage

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Customized Pack-Out Services after water, fire or mold damage.

Each water or fire damage emergency is unique, which is why working with skilled technicians at SERVPRO is crucial when you want results. As a trusted industry leader, we are consistently evolving to offer our customers high-quality service tailored to their needs. There is no project that is too challenging for us to tackle, and we will always find a way to carefully pack up, move, and store your cherished belongings to facilitate our cleanup and restoration efforts.

At SERVPRO of Cutler Bay, We Pack – We Store! 

SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians with the skill and training necessary to handle all of your belongings. We have been known to pack up and store everything, including:

  • Personal items
  • Documentation
  • Family heirlooms
  • Priceless works of art
  • And more!

We Always Go Above and Beyond!

Special circumstances call for extra measures, which we are always willing to take here at SERVPRO of Cutler Bay. Strategic pack-out services allow us to move out belongings so that our crew can move into all of the phases for water extraction, humidity control, and drying. Everything gets done to bring your interior back to pre-water event condition so that it is "Like it never even happened."

Customized Pack-Out Services

Because anything can arise during a project, the SERVPRO team excels at assessment and problem solving to meet every challenge. No matter the project's scope, we bring all of the right equipment to the job to ensure everything gets done as it should. Click here to see for yourself our crew in action while using the power of a crane at a high rise in Key Biscayne!

Why is Pack Out/Move Out Necessary?

During a fire, mold, or flooding event, there are times when the plan of action must include moving out belongings. When we perform a move out for any affected zone, it allows for: 

  • Total access to the workspace
  • Faster remodeling and restoration
  • Guarantees that all contents/belongings remain safe from harm
  • Temperature controlled warehouse
  • Bar code and tagging for each item
  • Ensures contents are not subjected to damage on-site

Protect your contents with the help of SERVPRO of Cutler Bay! You can reach us by calling (305) 278-8484 to learn more about fast, efficient pack-outs and our temperature-controlled storage solutions.

Quick and Effective Mold Damage Restoration Services in Cutler Ridge, FL

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Mold will spread within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO has the equipment and experience in mold remediation for your property.

SERVPRO Has Expertise in Performing Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal in Cutler Ridge Homes

Cutler Ridge is an area in Cutler Bay, Florida. In 2019, the United States Census experts estimated the Cutler bay area has a population of 43,718.

The area around Cutler Ridge has experienced severe weather in the past, which often leads to flooding. For instance, when Hurricane Andrew made landfall in August 1992, it caused extensive destruction around the area including, flooding and deaths. Among the most affected areas was Lakes by the Bay, destroying most homes and businesses. The site has been rebuilt, but flooding may still occur. Wetness in a building can cause mold growth, and to remove it, it is advisable to hire mold specialists.

Cutler Ridge’s Government and Infrastructure

A five-member Town Council governs the city, and it operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The town’s Mayor and the Vice Mayor can reside anywhere within the town, but the three elected Council Members who represent specific areas lives in their respective areas. The Town Council’s duty is to determine policy, make laws, and adopt the annual budget.

Places to visit in Cutler Ridge

Biscayne National Park: 95 percent of the 172,971-acre facility comprises water, and an extensive mangrove forest covers the shore of the Bay. The park consists of emerald islands, aquamarine waters, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Visitors can also find evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from presidents and pineapple farmers to pirates and shipwrecks.

Coral Castle: The oolite limestone structure comprises various megalithic stones that weigh several tons each. The ground consists of rocks in the form of furniture, carvings, walls, and a castle tower. The privately operated tourist attraction is popular since people believe that it was single-handedly built using supernatural or reverse magnetism to carve and move various rocks weighing a few tons each.

Zoo Miami: The zoological park and gardens are the largest in the state. The 750-acre developed facility is home to over 3,000 animals. It features over 100 exhibits. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited the Zoo Miami.

How soon should property owners contact SERVPRO restorers for mold removal?

Mold can cause health effects, and that’s the reason why you need to remove it quickly. Enlist SERVPRO restoration specialists immediately you notice mold in your property.

Our team of restorers has all it takes from decades of experience to the right equipment and products that help us handle mold damage in Cutler Ridge. We are highly trained in:

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold removal
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Utilizing standard approved work practices and professionalism
  • Safety measures

When you involve SERVPRO restorers for mold removal, you are hiring quality, efficiency, and transparency at a pocket-friendly price. Our mold removal process involves:

  • Containment of the mold-affected area: Isolating the area helps prevent mold spores from spreading into unaffected areas.
  • Air filtration: We can use air-scrubbing equipment and HEPA filters to remove any mold spores present in the air.
  • Clean the affected area: Our SERVPRO technicians can treat the mold-affected area using unique but approved products to ensure effectiveness. We can use antimicrobial agents to clean the area and prevent further mold growth.

You can avoid severe mold damage by acting fast and hiring a professional restorer. Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay on time to restore a safe environment in your property. Our goal is to make a mold infestation of any magnitude seem “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (305) 278-8484.  

Why SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Furnishings in Franjo

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Don't let water take over your West Milford home, Call our certified water damage technicians for assistance.

Reduced Cost is One of Several Benefits for Franjo Customers.

Water can negatively affect almost anything you have inside your home. The length of time left in contact with your belongings and the water’s source both play a role in the extent of the damage. Some damage, like bleeding of colors in upholstery or saturated papers, can happen instantaneously. Such damage is often permanent, calling for replacements. 

Not everything requires a replacement of like kind, which is why SERVPRO relies on water damage restoration techniques in Franjo for as many items as possible. This is also true of the structure’s components, including walls, floors, and cabinetry.

When it comes to your family’s belongings, some items just cannot be replaced easily. So, doing these extra steps really pays off in many ways, including:

  • Faster project completion with reduced hassle,
  • Heirloom and one-of-a-kind items stay in the family,
  • Restoration can take place in your residence, which allows you to
  • Take part in the process and ensure that your priorities are reflected in our work.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay understands your needs when only water damage restoration can make everything “Like it never even happened,” again. Call (305) 278-8484 for reliable service by trained experts you can trust.

Cutler Bay Residents Prepare for this Year's Miami Art Week Opening on December 4th.

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

December is the month for art and design in Miami, go on out and enjoy the Art District.

The Wynwood Art District Near Cutler Bay Plays Host to a Stunning Celebration of Contemporary Arts and Culture.

Miami Art Week takes place every year between the 3rd and 10th of December. This year's Parallel Exhibition is situated close by to Cutler Bay and opens on December 4th, running until the 23rd. The ArtBasel Show comes to town every winter, bringing thousands of visitors to their contemporary installations. The focus of this year's exhibition is on the Americas and features a unique digital presentation, talks, and gallery viewings. Collections are also being shown in the historic Moore Building, and Nova shows that celebrate the last three years' most influential artists. Miami's Design District is the central hub for many of the exhibitions taking place.

  • Preview tickets are available for early viewings of the various works. 
  • The grand opening is taking place on December 4th and is open to the public.
  • Talks and presentations by active artists continue throughout the week and are available both online and in person. 

Condos can sustain water damage as harsher weather draws in with the winter months. Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 for assistance.

Why Choose a Mold Removal and Repair Company that Understands the Local Area?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO--Your Local IICRC--Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification for mold remediation for your Cutler Bay property

Cutler Bay Residents Need Mold Removal and Repair from Companies that Understand

Cutler Bay is a great place to live and work. It is close enough to the coast and the local marinas to offer coastal living, with easy access to Miami's amenities. However, the area's damp and humid climate can cause issues with fungal growth in local homes.

It is not uncommon to need mold removal and repair in Cutler Bay. SERVPRO customers sometimes tell us they are confused as to where the fungus is coming from. If they have not suffered recent storm damage, a leaking roof, or a plumbing problem, it does not seem to make sense that the mold is growing anyway.

How do humidity levels affect mold growth?

The reason local homes suffer from mold growth is due to humidity. Most molds can thrive if the humidity of the air is more than 55%. Because Cutler Bayis in a low-lying wetland area, the humidity is frequently higher than that. The average humidity in the area is a staggering 72%, so no wonder mold proliferates here.

But why does humidity cause mold growth?

The fungus requires moisture to grow, and a humid atmosphere provides moisture. Mold also needs:

  • Oxygen – there is always plenty of that around
  • Warm temperatures – indeed not a problem in Florida
  • An organic food source – clothes, wooden furniture, wallpaper, drywall, and paper all provide food

Why does local knowledge matter when choosing a mold company?

If you spot signs of mold in your home, it is far preferable to work with a mold remediation company that understands the local area. SERVPRO of Cutler Bay's local knowledge means we:

  • Understand the challenges of living in a warm and humid town
  • Are familiar with local homes and their construction materials
  • Care about the town and its residents, because our team are residents here too
  • Understand that humidity is an ongoing concern in the area, so finding ways to tackle it is an essential part of mold remediation

Does being local mean we have fewer resources?

Not at all. SERVPRO is an owner-operator franchise, one of four, which means our locally-led and managed teams have access to South Florida and national resources. We train all our franchise owners and technicians to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards, which means they have national-level training. We also invest in ongoing professional development to ensure our technicians stay up to date.

Each franchise has access to the same powerful monitoring tools, drying equipment, and mold cleanup resources.

What will SERVPRO do to tackle humidity?

The first thing we do to tackle humidity is to measure current levels. We do this using a thermo-hygrometer. This device measures the relative humidity and temperature of an air mass by monitoring the change in the air's thermal conductivity. Thermal conductivity refers to the ability to conduct heat – more humid air does not conduct heat as effectively.

We can also use the thermo-hygrometer to compare the humidity in the rest of your home. We also measure levels outside of your home and near the HVAC system. Condo living means sharing walls and ceilings - we can liaise with your neighbors if needed. We can combine the thermo-hygrometer with other sensors and probes, including thermal imaging, for a complete overview of humidity and dampness in your home.

Once we have accurate readings to work from, we can start the drying process. We use a range of fans and air movers to encourage evaporation of water and dry out building materials. However, when it comes to humidity, one of the most useful tools is a dehumidifier. We set up dehumidifiers and calibrate them for optimum results. When we use air movers and dehumidifiers together, it is essential to set the dehumidifiers up correctly. The amount of moisture they remove from the air must equal or exceed the moisture created from evaporation.

Can SERVPRO help me keep the humidity down?

Our best advice is to invest in dehumidifiers and run them regularly in your home. You might like to purchase a unit that measures humidity for you, or you can buy a separate thermo-hygrometer to take measurements. Other tips to lower humidity in your home include:

  • Use weatherstripping or caulk to seal up any air leaks around your home
  • Do not dry wet laundry indoors
  • Keep your home well ventilated and open the windows regularly
  • Use your HVAC and make sure it is in good working order, as a damaged HVAC can make humidity worse
  • If you are a plant lover, stick with outdoor plants, as having too many indoor plants can raise the humidity

If you need an understanding local mold removal company, call SERVPRO of Culter Bay at (305) 278-8484.

What Repairs Might Happen Before Water Damage Restoration?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Sometimes drywall needs removing to expose the structure for drying.

Cutler Ridge Properties Often Need Stop-Gap Mitigation  

While water extraction and damage cleanup are often among Cutler Ridgehomes' priorities after a disaster, some actions often occur before mitigation steps can begin. Effective mitigation, including water removal, must often happen within a 48-hour window from the initial exposure of materials and contents, making emergency services that happen before job scoping on a critical timeline. 

Water damage repair for Cutler Ridge means more than the build-back services often required of our in-house contractors after the restoration completes. There are multiple rehabilitation and reconstruction phases, starting as soon as our professionals first arrive, including: 

  • Plumbing Damage – Between broken hoses and fixtures feeding appliances like the dishwasher and clothes washing machine to plumbing throughout the property, repairing damaged pipes and connections prevent worse conditions. 
  • Board Up – Structural damages can often involve your property's exterior, leaving vulnerable areas for flooding. Board up and tarping are quick solutions to get mitigation started.  
  • Debris Removal – The degradation and deterioration of exposed materials can generate debris and rubbish. We can clean and discard these remnants before mitigation gets underway. 

When Does Controlled Demolition Occur?  

Controlled demolition is often a needed element in the restoration and recovery of water-damaged structures. Pipe bursts can overwhelm porous materials like drywall, and removing compromised construction materials provides faster access for drying and a better foundation for reinstallation and reconstruction later. Controlled demolition is a carefully calculated process to reduce the time spent replacing discarded materials and to reduce expenses in the needed materials to make it "Like it never even happened." 

As challenging as water damage property losses can often be, repairs and demolition must often occur before other restorative actions to make the house's recovery more efficient and cost-effective. Our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team can help restore your property needs. Contact us at (305) 278-8484. 

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What Do I Need To Know Before Hiring Mold Removal Help In Cutler Bay?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 today for more information.

Any Business or Home in Cutler Bay Can End Up Needed Mold Remediation – Here is What You Should Know

Anywhere you have moisture and high humidity, you can have mold. Since the mold spores are all around you, there is no escaping them. Most of the time, they are harmless. But when the spores bond with water, you get mold growth. SERVPRO has professional mold remediation techs in Cutler Bay that are trained to clean up the mold.

Do I Need a Mold Inspection?

If you own your home, the answer is no. If you can see mold or smell it, you have a problem. If you are buying a home, you might want to hire a certified mold inspector. If you own a business, you may need an industrial hygienist (IH) to formally diagnose the problem and propose a plan for the restoration company. Mold remediation isn’t always as complicated as it can seem. A good mold remediation company in Cutler Bay takes you through the process and should be competitively priced.

What Should I Look for in a Mold Remediation Specialist?

First off, they should always have the proper certification. SERVPRO’s technicians are the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and trained as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT). Your local guidelines may also require specific mold licensing under the contractor’s license.

The business you hire should be able to outline the mold removal process in a way you can clearly understand. If they confuse you or try to scare you into hiring them, walk away. Other things to look for include:
•    Personal Protective Equipment – PPE should always be worn when working with mold. A high-quality filtration mask and the appropriate gloves are a must. For larger projects and remediation that uses harsh chemicals, full protective suits may be needed.
•    Containment – Mold professionals use things like plastic sheeting to seal off the affected area to stop the mold spores from traveling to other areas of the home.
•    Professional Equipment – The equipment used should be designed for the job, HEPA vacuums, HEPA air scrubbers, and commercial dehumidifiers at not things the average handyman has.
•    Air Purification – Once the mold is removed, the air needs to be cleaned to remove airborne mold spores. A combination of air exchange and air scrubbers get used to do this job. HEPA filters should be used as they are designed to catch the microscopic spores.
•    Proper Disposal – Professionals should dispose of porous materials such as insulation, drywall, and baseboards that are moldy. Porous materials absorb water and mold, making them difficult, if not impossible, to clean. These items are relatively inexpensive to replace.
•    Antimicrobial Cleaners – Once the controlled demolition and removal of affected elements has occurred, any remaining mold spots or stains get treated with these cleaners. Fungicides get used as well.
•    Sealers or Encapsulants – To prevent the return of mold and make the area more water-resistant, sealants and encapsulants may be used. This can help with the odors as well.

Dealing with Moisture

If you have a mold problem, you have a moisture problem as well. The professionals search out the source of the moisture and address it. Often the source is visible, like a kitchen sink pipe leak, but may be hidden. Moisture detectors and sensors get used in locating wet areas not easily seen. Once the containment is in place, and the mold, along with infected materials, is removed, the area is dried.

Mold Remediation Experience

Before employing a mold removal company, make sure they have experience handling situations involving mold. SERVPRO has years of experience in mitigating all kinds of mild infestations. From mold beneath your kitchen sink to an entire home that sat all winter with a burst pipe, our team has seen it all and provided professional mold remediation. Our Green Team technicians have both the IICRC and AMRT certifications. They are continually undergoing training to keep abreast of the latest cleaning and restoration techniques involving water, fire, and mold damage.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Not only does SERVPRO have well-trained and certified technicians, but we are fast to the scene. The longer the delay in addressing the situation, the more damage that is done. Our technicians are available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. We come to you even if it is a holiday. We understand you need your home in good repair, and our goal is to leave it “Like it never even happened.”

Mold can damage the content and structural elements of a home. It can cause health effects. Get mold remediation help right away if you see or smell mold in your home. If you have water leaks or think you have hidden water damage contact us immediately to prevent secondary problems such as mold and mildew.

Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 today for more information.

How Does SERVPRO Prepare for Flooding in Cutler Bay?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

Our experts have the right equipment and training to quickly remove standing water after a flood.

We Trains and Prepares 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, help with mitigation tactics like pack-outs that protect your belongings from the damage, and contribute in areas like demolition, extraction, drying, and cleanup. Our entire crew understands the impact that flooding can have on your home and life, so our experts work efficiently to get you back in your house fast.  

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

When your home in Cutler Bay 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 consider 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 Bay home can mean biological and toxic waste. Water that floods structures from storms come from outside, carrying all kinds of chemical residues and animal waste. It can also include raw sewage, plus chemical contaminants. We train and equip our SERVPRO techs 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 after removing and drying your home, ensuring that your home is returned to the safe place to live than before the storms invade.  

Just one inch of standing water in your home for only 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. Contacting 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. Moving 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 ruined building materials, 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 beginning work. 

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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How Do Professional Restoration Companies Handle Fire Damage Restoration in Cuter Bay?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

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 Details the Fire Damage Restoration Process  

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 Bay is likely to experience when the unfortunate event occurs. Fire restoration is not all about removing the smoke and soot particles that settle on items after the fire. There are specific steps to follow when dealing with such issues for a successful restoration. 

Fire damage events in Cutler Bay 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 typically used. Our technicians understand that the stagnant water may create conditions for mold growth and, as a result, drain it immediately. After removing the water, we perform deodorization that neutralizes any existing odors. Where necessary, our SERVPRO team ventilates the area to address the odor situation.

Sometimes, when our SERVPRO technicians perform restoration procedures, they come across preloss conditions that existed 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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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Cutler Bay, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay today at (305) 278-8484 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Cleaning and Disinfection for Cutler Bay area Businesses

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning and sanitizing are both keys to helping stop the spread of viruses.

Protect Your Employees and Customers with Professional Disinfecting Services 

The questions and answers about how to properly clean and apply disinfectants have become more concerning in recent weeks as the risk of exposure and concerns about the viral spread is high. Whatever type of business you have in the Cutler Bay area, worries about the virus may mean you may want to think about hiring cleaning professionals. 

If you feel overwhelmed with your ability to ensure the health and safety of your staff, clients, vendors, or anyone else who comes into your business, our local SERVPRO team is highly-qualified to assist you with cleaning and disinfecting viruses. We follow the protocols of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and have technicians who have achieved their Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Additional certifications we hold include:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • OSHA - General and Construction Industry Training Program

The CDC Recommends Cleaning Followed by an Application of Disinfectant 

After you call us, our experienced SERVPRO team arrives with a fully-equipped vehicle. Our rapid-response team is familiar with the cleanup of properties affected by many different types of biohazards. We follow local, state, and federal standards on pathogens, including proper containment and disposal, if needed. 

Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is available to take your call and serve your business needs day or night. Contact us 24/7/365 at (305) 278-8484.

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

SERVPRO Has the Expertise Required to Handle Water Damage in Cutler Bay Homes

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO show you our expertise and equipment when it comes to your Cutler Bay water damage.

Water damage in Cutler Bay can take completely over your home. 

After water damages your house, you cannot afford to take any chances when you need restoration services. The restoration firm you choose can mean the difference between costly secondary damage to your home or affordable and outstanding repairs. At SERVPRO, we offer high-quality water restoration services that can bring your home back to normal quickly.

It’s our expertise and experience that sets us apart when it comes to restoring water damaged Cutler bay homes. Our experienced team of technicians can take time to your needs and come up with a custom solution that is right for you. We offer an array of services depending on the extent of the destruction. For instance, if some building materials in your home are severely damaged, we can provide rebuilding services.

We use state of the art water restoration equipment that is proven to work effectively, efficiently, and quickly. Our restorers can remove water from your home through extraction and evaporation. Extracting is more effective in removing water quickly. Some of the water extraction equipment we use includes:

  • Portable pumps
  • Carpet wands
  • Deep extraction tools that we attach to extractors

We can remove the water using various techniques, based on the type of material or surface affected. We commonly use wet vacuuming to remove water. This technique is useful for removing water from different types of flooring surfaces. Our restorers also use air moving and dehumidifying devices to eliminate moisture from your home. After setting up the drying equipment, we monitor it to determine if the desired conditions are being met. We also have suitable equipment for checking moisture levels in walls, subfloors, ceilings, and floors.

Your house deserves the best care after a water intrusion incident, and so do you. Our compassionate restoration team can help ease your worries and make the process of getting back to your usual way of life stress-free and painless. Throughout the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians can ensure that you are satisfied with the progress and answer any questions you may have.

Filing an insurance claim after a water loss incident is often frustrating. Our restorers are experienced in filing insurance claims. We can help you document the destruction and file well-documented, timely, and honest claims.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay can handle water intrusion incidents of any size or scope quickly and efficiently. Contact us through our emergency helpline - (305) 278-8484 anytime you need restoration services.

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Why Quick Water Extraction Helps Salvage Carpeting in Cutler Bay

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage degrades carpet. Quick water removal helps salvage your carpeting.

How SERVPRO Performs Water Removal So Fast in Cutler Bay Homes 

When water damage happens in a home, whether it is an upstairs bathroom overflow coming through the ceiling downstairs or a supply line to a washing machine flooding the laundry room, all of these scenarios have the same need: fast water cleanup to limit loss.  

SERVPRO technicians are ready to handle any size water removal in Cutler Bay residences. Two main factors determine restoration potential from water loss. The first is how much water is on-site and how long it has been there.  


Professional water extraction equipment is the big difference between getting an excellent restoration job and an okay one. The powerful extraction units that the technicians have access to assists them in removing water from the carpet, padding, upholstered furnishings, and other items that might otherwise have been a loss.  

Special Attention to Carpet

Just because your living room flooded, if it is clean water and the restoration efforts started quickly, there is a good chance the carpet may have the potential for drying and reuse. SERVPRO techs work to save homeowners the cost of replacement due to damage whenever possible. They have specialized equipment such as weighted extractor heads and ride-on Rover units to push the water out of carpet and padding. Then using drying techniques such as floating the carpet allows them to dry it in place.  

Expert Removal of Water Lessens Drying Time

One of the primary reasons for the substantial attention to extraction is to lessen the time needed for drying. After attaining drying goals, the technicians ready the house for the residents by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the property with their EPA-registered agents.  

Final Steps in Water Loss Restoration

If any musty odors remain in the home, SERVPRO has numerous types of applications to eradicate odors and leave the house smelling fresh and clean.  

When you need water removal in your home, contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484. The certified technicians can clean up the water and restore your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." 

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Cutler Bay Residents can Recover Furnishings with Water Damage

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants to assist you with your Cutler Bay essential items.

We can help save all of your Cutler Bay essential items.

When the hose on your washing machine breaks or comes loose, there is a constant supply of water releasing into your property. Similar to a burst pipe, a broken hose can spew hundreds of gallons of water out in a short period. When you arrive home from work, you may find your kitchen, living room, and hallways submerged under standing water. These situations are debilitating, but with the right approach and contacts, you can overcome it with minimum permanent damage. 

Our technicians specialize in water damage and are based right here in Cutler Bay. By reaching out to us, you are leaving your property in the hands of professionals with experience in dealing with similar problems in this community. You may want to remove any essential items from the affected area as it may be necessary to cordon it off during service. These items may include things like medication, vital identification or insurance documents as well as dry electronics. 

You can flag any wet electronics to your SERVPRO technician during the opening inspection. Electronic devices can take on water easily and suffer permanent damage if moisture inside reaches the dew point. Our technicians can hold room temperature above the dew point while specialist electronic recovery services arrive. Any valuable paper documents can undergo similar mitigation through vacuum-drying, which halts further damage immediately. 

Your property and furniture may show signs of water damage if they are treated without the correct care and attention. Watermarking can occur when exposure to moisture affects some areas of a fabric, but not others. Equally, some dyes that furniture coverings use can bleed when wet, which can affect other areas of the home, such as carpets, flooring, or side-tables. The final consideration for a SERVPRO technician is the effect cleaning solutions may have on a particular fabric- some solutions may damage satin but not cotton.

Methodical approaches to restoration are essential to mitigating loss. Conducting pre-tests on smaller, unnoticeable areas of fabric can prevent a salvageable item from becoming non-salvageable. We include a full range of pre-cleaning solutions, conditioners as well as solvents inside our service trucks. 

Whatever a technician may encounter, we provide them with the correct equipment to deal with staining, fabrics, or watermarks on your furnishings. Contact SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484. 

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Leave Water Damage To Our Professionals In Cutler Bay

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

A toilet tank cracked and broke causing flooding of the bathroom and surrounding rooms ensued.

SERVPRO Helps You Work Smart, Not Hard

Like any other city within a big metropolis, Cutler Bay is not without its troubles. Our location makes us vulnerable to storms causing water and wind damage, both of which seem to be on the rise. As much as the local government devotes resources to control rising sea levels and to improve sewage systems, it is evident that South Florida is not fully ready to face the circumstances associated with its geographic location. If you take it a step further and add the typical woes, a homeowner faces such as grease fires, burst pipes, and malfunctioning appliances, you may understand the importance of knowing of a professional service specialized in water and fire restoration.

In Cutler Bay, SERVPRO is your natural partner in case of a water damage emergency. Our staff holds certifications by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and is available around the clock to help you. Our years of experience and our formal training allows us to apply industry best practices so your home or business can return to normal as soon as possible. Involving us as soon as the emergency happens, is your first step in mitigating the loss of time and money resulting from the incident.

It is not uncommon to find homeowners who attempt to restore their homes themselves after a fire or flooding. Even though there some action steps you can take, such as isolating the damaged area as much as possible, it is best to leave the heavy lifting to SERVPRO professionals. Part of our business acumen is having at our disposal a wide array of equipment and tools built to accommodate disasters of various sizes and reach. Whether you need a truck-mounted pump or a handheld wand extractor, our Green Fleet has them at their disposal and knows how to use them. Together, we can develop a plan that focuses on restoring rather than discarding, all while keeping your family and belongings in a safe space.

Being a responsible homeowner includes knowing when to tackle something yourself and when to leave it to the professionals. SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is your resource in the area. All you need to do is call us at (305) 278-8484 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Why Choose SERVPRO for Restoration Services in Cutler Bay

8/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants to show you Why they can help their Cutler Bay community.

Let us show you Why in your Cutler Bay local area.

We are a growing team that continues to build our reputation and good report throughout the Greater Cutler Bay area as a premier company for restoration services. We strive to provide a comprehensive recovery solution for every customer in our region, beginning from how we process calls and dispatch competent professionals with the appropriate equipment, knowledge, and experience to the practices and techniques required to return homes and businesses to preloss condition. No matter if it is a fire, flood, water, mold, or bio-hazardous condition – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can help you through it. 


Fire damage in Cutler Bay homes can be a traumatic situation that is overwhelming to address without significant experience, the appropriate certifications, and the latest equipment and products. Our SERVPRO professionals understand how challenging these disasters can become, and we arrive quickly to limit the spread of damaging effects and set up our cutting-edge equipment and tools to establish boundaries for the work to get performed. 

With how quickly entire structures can become compromised, it is critical to have a team that can address pressing concerns for the property like severed utilities. It is not uncommon for fire damage in Cutler Bay homes to damage the electrical system, breaking the circuits and preventing outlets, lights, and other appliances from working. Our professionals not only arrive with the impressive equipment needed to begin mitigation and recovery efforts, but also both large generators that run on gasoline or diesel fuel and 5-ton air conditioning units that can cool entire compromised commercial properties while restoration completes.  

Education is a significant factor in the success of our fire recovery professionals in Cutler Bay. Our technicians have continued training in the latest practices, techniques, and products to: 

  • Remove soot/smoke residue
  • Deodorize contents and open areas
  • Pack out “at-risk” contents and possessions
  • Filter compromised air 


As we are among the leading remediation firms in the state of Florida, we have had considerable success with addressing these threats, both residentially and commercially throughout the Greater Cutler Bay region. We are already a coastal area that combats excessive humidity and moisture throughout the year, so it is easy for properties and structures to meet the conditions to facilitate mold growth. 

Unlike some of the other restoration services you might find in the area, we are not looking to mislead our customers into a “one-size-fits-all, we can remove all of the mold in your house” approach. We want to establish an honest relationship with our neighbors and potential customers, and that begins with knowing the limitations of legitimate mold remediation and appreciating what real professionals can do for the mold damage in Cutler Bay properties. Remediation involves the elimination of mold colonies and the restoration of damages that active organism growth causes in the house, but not the complete removal of mold spores and micro-organisms from the property, as these exist naturally in every environment and it is not feasible to eliminate them. 

We can remove active colonization with practical strategies and products endorsed through our SERVPRO brand and the EPA. These products and practices can keep your family and pets safe, and work to restore before replace affected construction materials in your Cutler Bay house. 


Water damage in Cutler Bay is the most common callout that our professionals have, so it the scenarios that we train most heavily to overcome. This recovery team is the largest of our entire crew, including our crew chiefs, management, field technicians, and even many in our administration staff. The idea behind so many of us obtaining certifications as Water Restoration Technicians and in Applied Structural Drying through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is that no customer should ever have to wait a moment longer than necessary for competent recovery solutions. 

Advanced training techniques keep our technicians sharp and prepared for these loss events that could occur at any time throughout Cutler Bay. We have simulations with flood houses that can continually get excessively water damages to educate every level of our staff in the latest practices and best responses for specific conditions. These simulations help to showcase new drying, extraction, and content recovery equipment as well. 

With a 24/7 staffed line in our facility, we can cut out the middle-man and get our professionals in route to water damage in Cutler Bay fast. We have ready trailers stocked with the latest extraction and drying equipment, ensuring that no job is too big or too small to begin mitigating immediately. 


Over recent years, hurricanes have not been kind to the Cutler Bay area, and our SERVPRO team has been there quickly to help homes and businesses from this destructive force. We have a nationally recognized storm response team, one that has become involved in helping in substantial loss events and natural disasters throughout the country, but capable of working efficiently to offer that same experienced recovery and restoration to residential and commercial properties in the path of hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, and other extreme events. 

The equipment that our team has showcases our preparedness for these powerful storms that can slam into the coast, as we have advanced mobile units like our 40’ RVs for temporary housing and command centers. These solutions can help our response team to stay close by to help Cutler Bay residents and business owners around the clock. 

As we are part of a Large Loss Recovery Team, we lend our resources and personnel to a more substantial unit and have these same capabilities when significant losses occur in our Cutler Bay communities. We have handled incidents over 12,000 square feet, and have the resources, equipment, and personnel to confidently say that no job is too big for our professionals. 

You can never predict when disasters are going to strike, but knowing that an experienced and prepared team like our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay professionals is waiting to help should offer peace of mind. No matter when disasters strike the area, or how severe the damage might be, we have the expertise to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (305) 278-8484.

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

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

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

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

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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When the Plumbing Fails in Your Hollywood Home

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Backed clogs can cause blackwater (sewage-contaminated water) to be released into your home. SERVPRO has the training to deal with blackwater removal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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