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Important Facts To Help You Counter Mold Damage In Boynton Beach

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Important Facts To Help You Counter Mold Damage In Boynton Beach Mold damage results typically when moisture is present in your structure, and you fail to remove it as soon as possible.

Important Facts About Mold Damage

Mold damage results typically when moisture is present in your structure, and you fail to remove it as soon as possible. Since the mold spores are present almost everywhere, when they settle on water, it is a matter of time before the mold grows. In case of a water intrusion, drying your Boynton Beach facility as well as removing all the water-damaged contents should be among the first steps when restoring your property.

Sometimes it is possible to spot mold damage in your Boynton Beach home, while in some cases it can hide behind your cushions, carpets, and walls. As far as there was a water intrusion incident in your property and you are not in a position to dry your home within 24 -48 hours, we advise you to work with qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team to analyze the extent of the moisture problem.

Exposure to areas with mold contamination can cause health effects, and that means cleaning and disinfection should start immediately. There are some safety standards which our SERVPRO team observes when working for you to stay protected against hazards. We wear a full-face, or half-face respirator to help us safely breathe in a moldy site, wear protective gloves and goggles to protect our skin and eyes respectively.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand there is a risk of spreading the spores to uncontaminated areas and as a result employ containment measures. For instance, we can shut down the HVAC system, use plastic sheeting to isolate the site, as well as generate negative pressure to prevent the mold spores from moving to a clean area.

We use detergents with antimicrobial properties to clean moldy materials where necessary, in cases where it is not possible to do the cleaning, we remove the content and seal them in plastic bags. Improving the quality of air after removing and cleaning the mold is necessary as we achieve that through deodorization.

At SERVPRO of Boynton Beach, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire, and water-related. Call us at (561) 413-9754 and get served by a proven industry leader.

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Water Damage Restoration in Boynton Beach After an Appliance Failure

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration in Boynton Beach After an Appliance Failure Appliance Causing Water Damage in Boynton Beach? Call SERVPRO for Extraction

Boynton Beach Properties Receive Rapid Water Removal from SERVPRO

Unwanted water in your house is never fun. Disaster can strike when the hose on your washing machine came loose while doing the laundry and now a large area of your home is covered with standing water. This water can damage your personal items such as photos, clothing, documents as well as harm the flooring, walls, and the appliance. Understandably, the ordeal can be highly frustrating and overwhelming. Quickly, if possible, turn off the electricity and the water supply line.

Now you have to deal with water damage in your Boynton Beach home after a long and tiring day. Acting fast is your best option for mitigating the damage. The large amount of standing water needs to be removed from the floor as soon as possible. Our skilled, licensed and highly trained SERVPRO technicians can be trusted to do the job, so contact us right away.

Upon arrival, we can inspect and assess the affected areas to determine what actions are needed to extract the water, and dry out your home to its preloss condition, if possible. We can set up truck-mounted and portable equipment to suction out the pooling liquid even as we move belongings away from the water. Heavy furniture can be placed on wood or foam blocks so that water does not wick into the wooden legs or soak the fabrics. We strive to restore and not replace furnishings, possessions, and building materials. Most water damaging events are not major with vast volumes of water requiring extraction, but large or small SERVPRO team members work hard to reduce adverse effects.

After the water has been extracted, the drying process can continue utilizing commercial grade equipment. We can strategically place air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers first to sweep moisture from the wet surfaces and then capture the water vapor. This method also helps to mitigate secondary damage (items not initially affected by the unwanted water) from occurring. These procedures include drying hidden pockets of moisture under the flooring, inside wall cavities, and other nooks and crannies. Mold can start to develop in 24-48 hours, so rapid drying reduces the chances of colonies forming.

Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can clean up and restore your water damaged home so that you feel "Like it never even happened." Contact us at (561) 413-9754 for 24/7 service.

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Boynton Beach's Fire Damage Content Cleaning Techniques

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Boynton Beach's Fire Damage Content Cleaning Techniques Whenever a fire takes place inside your Boynton Beach home, many different types of damage can take place.

Fire Damage Content Cleaning Techniques

Whenever a fire takes place inside your Boynton Beach home, many different types of damage can take place. The flames and heat generated by the blaze often burn and char items causing them to get removed and replaced. In other scenarios, smoke coming from the burn spreads across the building and damages items all over the house.

Smoke many times leaves behind soils and soot residues that damage contents. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Boynton Beach have experience in cleaning building materials and contents after smoke affects them. Smoke also causes pungent odors to exist inside the home.

When restoring problems caused by a blaze, contents and materials get cleaned, and we attempt to deodorize everything inside the building. Sometimes we pack up all of the contents inside your house and move them to an off-site area for cleaning. By packing out your contents, we can better clean the items and mitigate issues with building materials.

Whenever we remove contents from your home, we keep an inventory record of what we moved out. We then carefully pack your items into boxes and safely move them to a storage facility. When we are ready to clean the items, we move them from the storage area to our cleaning room.

Once the items are inside the cleaning room, we unpack all of the boxes checking the inventory list to make sure that everything moved out got into the cleaning area. We then use specialized soot removal chemicals to clean each item individually. Every item that was affected by smoke gets cleaned so that residues do not ruin the items or cause foul odors to be present inside the home.

After each affected item is clean of smoke residues, the contents go through a final deodorization process. Some porous materials hold pungent odors even after they have been cleaned. When foul smells inside items still exist, we use a fogging machine or ozone system to remove the rest of the malodor particles.

After we clean and deodorize all of your affected items, we create a new cleaned items inventory list. We then double check and make sure the items on the clean list match to the original list of items that we moved out of your house. We then carefully repack all of your items so that they do not get damaged moving them back to our clean item storage unit.

After the mitigation project is complete, we move all of your contents from our "clean" storage area back into your home. Any time you need professional help with problems at your residence, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9855 24/7.

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Why Mold Damage in Your Boynton Bookstore Requires Immediate Attention

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Mold Damage in Your Boynton Bookstore Requires Immediate Attention If mold begins to grow in your bookstore, call the professionals at SERVPRO to properly remediate the damage.

SERVPRO is Here to Help When You Experience Mold Damage in Your Store

Your Boynton bookstore thrives on the avid readers of the region and offers them a haven for their habits. As you likely already know, moisture and dampness are two conditions which can threaten the integrity and quality of a book, but that is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg regarding the overall damage that it could present to the stock and structure of the store you own.

Since humidity and higher temperatures are commonplace in the area, often the conditions are already met for mold growth in commercial and residential structures. Microscopic mold spores exist naturally in the environment both inside and outside of buildings, posing a constant possibility of mold damage to your Boynton bookstore if the humid and damp conditions do not get appropriately managed. While SERVPRO IICRC certified mold remediation specialists can help you through any of the symptoms and effects of mold in your business, acting quickly can help to alleviate some other concerns that naturally follow along with a damaging situation like this.

The primary component of your bookstore is the hardcover and paperback editions of countless authors’ creations. While this might be what the customer base of your store also sees when they walk in, mold sees a feeding ground and organic material around every corner to spread the colonies, grow and thrive. When even a hint of the mold is present in your business, shelves of wares and the entirety of the stockroom are now a food source for the fungal colony.

With the known potential health effects that have gotten attributed to exposure to mold, your business cannot remain open to the customers you serve through the remediation process. This fact leaves you trusting in the efficiency of SERVPRO mold remediation over attempting to resolve this issue on your own, as conventional cleaning methods are virtually ineffective against the entire hyphae. DIY approaches only deal with the surface fungus, but the underlying issue remains and resurfaces a short time later.

Having a bookstore relies heavily on the traffic that you have coming in every day. While you might not ever get fully prepared for mold damage, SERVPRO of Boynton Beach can help you remediate the damage and get your business back open to the loyal customers you have. Give us a call anytime you need us at (561) 413-9855.

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How Quickly Your Boynton Beach Home Can Experience Flood Damage

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Quickly Your Boynton Beach Home Can Experience Flood Damage Flooding in any area can be devastating to the homeowner. Contact SERVPRO right away should your home face a flooding scenario.

Team SERVPRO Helps Dry Out Your Property and Seals Up Cracks Which Can Help Prevent Future Flooding


Owning a home in Boynton Beach has always come with the expectancy for unfavorable weather at times. While the better part of the year gets spent in warmth and mild conditions, these fair circumstances can change at the drop of the hat with severe weather systems pouring in from the coast. While you might do your best to prepare your home structurally for the potential wind, water and physical damage from external sources that it could face amid a strong storm, sometimes these measures fall short of completely preventing the issues.  
 
A good example of this would be flood damage to your Boynton Beach residence. While you work hard to make sure that your house is structurally able to handle the demanding nature of hurricane seasons, you cannot always tell when your foundation walls begin to fail and degrade. Even on a small scale, a good amount of water can pass through insignificant cracks and vulnerable points, broadening these penetration zones to allow high volumes of water in the ground and on the surface to pass through this line of defense.  
 
Within a short amount of time, you are dealing with a substantial emergency situation in the lower levels of your home. Whether this is a finished and livable area of your house or not, the pooling water stands to threaten the materials that are responsible for structural integrity of your home and can irreparably damage contents of the area including appliances and your stored possessions. This reality is why contacting SERVPRO at the onset of this disaster can help you to limit the damage that you end up facing.  
 
Our SERVPRO technicians work quickly to ensure that you experience as little of the potential damage as possible by immediately searching for the source of the flooding and repairing this area with hydraulic cement. Extraction using truck mounted pumps and wet-vacs prepares the area quickly for a thorough drying procedure. Drying and dehumidification limit the possibility of an added disaster such as mold growth.  
 
Flooding is rarely an expected occurrence, even for those that are familiar with the severe weather systems that they face. You can always trust SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to help you clean up the mess and restore the damage whenever you need us. You can reach our emergency response team 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

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Professional Mold Remediation For Your Boynton Beach Home

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Remediation For Your Boynton Beach Home Mold damage in your Boynton Beach home might not always be clear and easy to see.

Professional Mold Remediation

A humid atmosphere is something that every Boynton Beach homeowner has to contend with on an almost daily basis. The unfortunate side to this natural state, apart from the uncomfortableness that often results from it, is the potential threats that it could cause your house. While there is something to be said regarding humid conditions and their effects on wood structures over time, there is also the lingering possibility of mold growth in excessively damp or wet areas of your house.

Mold damage in your Boynton Beach home might not always be clear and easy to see. Sometimes you have to identify its presence by signals like a musty scent in some areas of your house rather than seeing physical mold growing on surfaces. For some time, spores grow in colonies beneath the organic surfaces they seat into, leaving you none the wiser about their presence until you catch the familiar musty scent or the organisms spread out and grow large enough to push out onto the surface where you can see.

You indeed would not be alone in thinking that the discovery of mold in your home is something that you can contend with on your own instead of contacting professional services like our SERVPRO team. In fact, there are many resources on the internet to suggest DIY methods of mold removal, but for the most part, these methods of removal are vastly ineffective. The reason is, most people do not have the appropriate tools or expertise to reach the whole of the organism (the entire hyphae) and therefore, do not remove the mold. All that has gotten accomplished is the destruction of surface mold and likely the spread of spores to new areas of your home.

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified remediation specialists have the tools and expertise to get the job done correctly. From sectioning off the affected area and shutting off air circulation to prevent the spread of mold to new areas of your house, our team gets to work quickly on removing the colonies using our equipment that can deeply penetrate organic surfaces and remove the entire hyphae.

When you discover mold inside of your home, it is something that should get dealt with promptly. Call our experienced SERVPRO of Boynton Beach mold remediation specialists. We can be reached anytime at (561) 413-9754.

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The Water Damage Specialists Of Boynton Beach

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Water Damage Specialists Of Boynton Beach Any time a pipe breaks inside your building, it is likely that damage occurs.

Water Damage Specialists

As years go by, things inside your house tend to wear and problems eventually happen. One day it is possible that a pipe breaks inside your Boynton Beach bathroom. Any time a pipe breaks inside your building, it is likely that damage occurs.

Unwanted moisture inside your home is never a good thing. If you come back to a flood inside your structure one day, it is wise to call SERVPRO's water damage experts in Boynton Beach. Many times when water gets into your bathroom building materials and contents get ruined.

Whenever remediating a problem with water, our technicians at SERVPRO closely follow strict guidelines set by the IICRC. When our team first comes in, they make sure the area is safe. We put up warning signs and make sure there are no hazards in the work area. No work at the site begins until the area gets deemed safe for workers and occupants.

If the source of the water is clean, we follow different procedures than if the water has a high contamination level. If the moisture came about as a result of a pipe break in your bathroom, then most likely the water is clean. In many situations, clean water or category 1 water issues get remediated without discarding building materials or contents.

Many times the moisture gets dried out back to normal conditions, and nothing gets removed and replaced. Our restoration crew starts the process by moving all furniture out of the way so that nothing inside the home receives secondary damage. Then any furniture in the area gets put up on foam blocks so that air flows underneath it.

Next, the extraction process begins. Our experts extract any water that is inside the carpet, on hard surface floors, or inside upholstery. We work hard on extracting water from your furniture so that no stains occur.

Next, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers inside your restroom in a certain way so that moisture gets dried out of contents and building materials. We test the temperature, relative humidity and moisture content in walls and other surfaces so that we create the ideal conditions for drying. Our crew takes readings every day and moves equipment around until normal moisture levels exist.

We are IICRC certified and skilled when it comes to mitigating water-related problems. If you have unwanted moisture inside your dwelling, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for assistance any hour of the day and every day of the week.

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Fire Damage from Cigarettes in Your Boynton Beach Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage from Cigarettes in Your Boynton Beach Home Smoking is one of the leading causes of house fires, it is important to properly dispose of cigarettes after use.

Call SERVPRO As Soon As the Flames Are Out to Minimize Further Damage

While people in Boynton Beach commonly focus on the adverse health effects of cigarettes, it is important to remember that smoking indoors can lead to a fire. Smoking is a leading cause of house fires, especially when cigarettes or other smoking materials are improperly disposed of. A cigarette that is lit and tossed into your trash can create a fire in only seconds and engulf your entire property in flames. E-cigarettes are also a safety hazard, as they can malfunction and explode.

If you are a smoker, it is always safest to smoke outside of your Boynton Beach home and then properly dispose of your cigarettes. If an accident happens, and fire and fire damage have occurred in your home from cigarettes, you need help restoring it. Our technicians at SERVPRO can help you clean up the damage and get your life back on track.

After fire damage, the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours of recovery is crucial. Our effective emergency response stabilizes your structure to ensure we can recover as much property as possible. The acidic smoke and soot damage which is produced when fires are extinguished speeds up the corrosion and deterioration of vital assets and building components. To make matters worse, fires are usually put out with dry chemicals or water. The smoke odor left behind is toxic and has to be neutralized and deodorized.

SERVPRO’s fire damage restoration process includes mitigating the damage, doing the cleanup of smoke damage, and restoration of water damage as well. We do these as fast as possible after the fire happened. Besides the visible structural damage, we have to evaluate contents in your home based on different factors. These include loss of use, replacement versus restoration, the effect of heat and smoke, loss of value, sentimental value, and decreased life expectancy.

Our full restoration services can include emergency board-up, demolition, film application for soot removal, mitigating damage from smoke with thermal deodorization, and total reconstruction. When the last step requires massive rebuilding, we work with licensed professional contractors to help us.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach understands that after a fire in your home in Boynton Beach or nearby areas, you are dealing with a lot. However, we urge you to get in touch with us at (561) 413-9754 as soon as the flames are out so we can mitigate as much damage as possible and avoid further issues.

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Removing Commercial Mold Damage in Boynton Beach

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Removing Commercial Mold Damage in Boynton Beach Your sandwich shop or any other type of business needs a clean, mold free environment to operate in. Contact SERVPRO for remediation right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Customize the Remediation Plan Per Your Business Type and Extent of the Mold Infestation

Every Boynton Beach business has its requirements for clean-up and restoration after discovering a mold infestation. For example, a sandwich shop requires more careful cleaning to avoid contaminating food products and storage units like refrigerators and freezers as opposed to an operation like an auto repair shop that has square footage and requires more demolition and replacement of building material.
 
Boynton Beach commercial mold damage requires a professional restoration service to ensure each business is returned, as closely as possible, to its pre-mold state. As a locally owned business ourselves, SERVPRO understands how important it is to stay open every day for customers. The loss of one day’s receipts can force a business owner to put off paying a supplier to make that week’s payroll.
 
In the sandwich shop, we start with an inspection. Our technicians look for any leaks that generated enough moisture to cause the mold to expand and grow. We clean up any water to stop further growth and then stop the leak if the repair is a minor fix. Then, we use an anti-fungal spray to kill surface mold to prevent a recurrence.
 
If we find the interior of a storage unit is mold free, we seal it with the uncontaminated food inside and then wipe down the exterior of the refrigerator or freezer. The idea is to prevent handling the food if possible to preserve it and avoid accidental contamination of the product or uncontaminated areas of the shop.
 
With the larger space in a garage, SERVPRO technicians can seal off the contaminated section of the business with plastic sheeting to isolate it and prevent accidental contamination. Once we complete isolation, our team can quickly demolish and remove the infested building material for disposal according to Florida and EPA regulations.
 
In both types of businesses, we test the air for mold content after we finish removal and remediation. If the levels are still too high, we use the content meter to find the highest concentration of mold. Our teams spray the area and wipe down every nearby surface. If the air content is still high, we check behind the walls and above the ceilings to see what may be hiding.
 
Every business has its concerns when it comes to restoring it after a disaster. SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has served our fellow business owners for over fifty years and is proud to continue the service we started back in 1967. If you suspect a mold problem and need our help, call us today at (561) 413-9754.

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The Importance of Expedient Flood Damage Restoration to Your Boynton Beach Home

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Importance of Expedient Flood Damage Restoration to Your Boynton Beach Home SERVPRO acts fast to remove floodwater and restore your home after flood damage.

Rely on SERVPRO if Floodwater Makes Its Way Into Your Home

While there is undoubtedly a lot of sunshine and fair weather conditions to be found in Boynton Beach, it can also experience its fair share of severe weather situations as well. Preparing for these circumstances can sometimes feel impossible, as there are plenty of instances in which the best of precautionary measures pale in comparison to the damage that a storm is truly capable of doling out. 

You should not get discouraged from pursuing preventative measures to help ward off the damaging effects of severe weather, however. In many cases, getting prepared for heavy rainfalls and gale force winds can prevent substantial flood damage to your Boynton Beach residence. Keeping yourself aware of the condition of structural components of your home, such as your foundation, can help you to stay ahead of problems before they happen. 

However, as the adage suggests, the best-laid plans “do often go awry.” So, when severe weather has allowed floodwaters into the lower levels of your home, you should know whom to call to help you set things right. Our SERVPRO team has the tools and the expertise to quickly extract the water from the affected area while simultaneously working to help you prevent the same kinds of damages in the future. 

From the moment that we arrive at your home, we set a plan into motion to begin extracting the pooled water from the floor. If there is still actively water coming into your home at this time, the team sets their sights on resolving this threat first. This process typically involves a visual inspection of the structural integrity of your entire foundation and applying hydraulic cement to compromised and vulnerable areas. 

The extraction process typically utilizes truck mounted pumps from our fleet of vehicles. Using this equipment is the most expedient way to pull the water from the floor and to reach a point where drying efforts would be successful. 

When you are dealing with flood damage to your home, your priority is restoring the damage quickly and thoroughly to prevent further costs to you or damage to things that cannot get replaced. Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach restoration specialists can help you to set things right. Give us a call anytime at (561) 413-9754.

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