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The Real Truth Behind Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach

9/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Real Truth Behind Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach Your patrons expect a delicious meal and a wonderful ambiance. Contact SERVPRO should your restaurant be affected by mold.

Overcoming Mold Damage in Your Boynton Beach Restaurant

When you serve food to the public of Boynton Beach, many rules and regulations dictate guidelines for cleanliness, safety, health awareness and more. While you might focus the most on the experience for your patrons and ensuring that their entrees are ideal, maintaining the building is also a critical element to running a restaurant. When situations like mold arise, it requires immediate action.

While the mold damages in Boynton Beach that could occur to your restaurant might be bad enough, mold growth in your business could significantly impact your reputation and your ability to stay in compliance with health regulations. The source and cause of this mold can vary from place to place, but the action you should take remains the same: contact professional remediation services like our SERVPRO technicians.

One of the first things that a restaurant owner needs to think about is the impact that mold growth can have on the customers and employees entering the building. It is more widely understood than ever before that exposure to mold colonies can potentially cause health effects. This situation immediately takes you out of compliance for a safe environment for your employees or patrons, so getting the colony removed immediately is critical.

Not only is it a potential hazard to those who enter the building and get exposed to the colony, but it also can cause substantial damages to the contents of the affected areas such as furniture, flooring, walls, and other surfaces. As mold colonies spread, they feed on organic materials they use for the colonization efforts. This process degrades and erodes the material until our SERVPRO remediation specialists have no options but to use controlled demolition techniques and the material must get replaced entirely.

Running a business comes with a long list of stresses, but the discovery of mold growth in your business should inspire immediate action on your part. Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach applied microbial remediation technicians are part of our rapid response team that can show up quickly and helps to limit the spread of this colony while measures begin to remove this organism from the premises. Give our emergency team a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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How To Clean Ceilings And Walls During Fire Damage Restoration In Boynton Beach

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Clean Ceilings And Walls During Fire Damage Restoration In Boynton Beach It is vital to pretest for cleanability during fire damage restoration.

How To Clean Ceilings And Walls After A Fire

It is vital to pretest for cleanability during fire damage restoration. For example, the procedures we use when cleaning painted and unpainted surfaces are not the same. At the same time, some buildings may be having acoustical ceilings while some may be having different surfaces. It is the work of the restorer to choose the best cleaning procedure when attending to such issues in Boynton Beach.

There are three common procedures that our SERVPRO technicians use when cleaning walls and ceilings of most buildings in Boynton Beach during fire damage restoration. The first method is wet cleaning. We prefer this method when we are cleaning heavy soot residues or dry ash that is settling on painted wood ceilings or metal. The second technique is the dry cleaning sponge which we use when cleaning light-to-medium soiling that is resting on all types of ceilings. We use this method prior to employing the wet cleaning method, and it only addresses non-grease based soiling.

The third method is known as the peroxide active cleaning procedure. Our SERVPRO technicians prefer this method when cleaning nicotine and heavy tar soiling from non-porous, porous, and acoustical ceiling surfaces. If there are chances of dissolving the blown ceilings' coating by using aggressive wet cleaning methods, then this method is the best option.

Let us also look at the tips that our SERVPRO technicians adhere to when performing dry cleaning and wet cleaning procedures. When applying dry cleaning methods, we start from the ceiling region before going ahead to clean the walls. After cleaning the walls, we can then clean the floors. The idea is to avoid resoiling clean surfaces if we do the wiping from dirty regions. On the other hand, we start by cleaning the walls and then move to the ceiling when we are using wet cleaning procedures. By doing this, we make sure the cleaning agent does not drip onto a soiled area and cause streaking.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has the needed expertise and experience to handle both commercial and residential cleaning needs. Call us at (561) 413-9754 when you need to work with a trusted leader who offers proven restoration services.

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Residential Water Cleanup In Boynton Beach

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Residential Water Cleanup In Boynton Beach Homes can flood from a hurricane or other extreme weather incident, but most residential water problems result from failed plumbing issues.

Residential Water Cleanup

Boynton Beach homes can flood from a hurricane or other extreme weather incident, but most residential water problems result from failed plumbing issues. Removing the water and restoring each home can be simpler than when it floods from rainwater, but there can still be problems depending on how it entered the home.

Tasks needed to complete a Boynton Beach home water cleanup are different if the water came from an inlet pipe, a split hose, or most other plumbing issues. The water from these sources is considered clean, and SERVPRO team members can begin removing water from inside the home immediately.

If the water entered the home through a backed up toilet, a sewer line, or a damaged septic tank, then it is contaminated with human waste and is designated as ‘black’ water, which poses a health threat to everyone in the home. Technicians don protective gear to include rubber boots, protective suits, and masks or breathing gear depending on the extent of the contamination. Team members then spray the water and nearby surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to reduce the health risk.

As SERVPRO team members remove this water, they pump it directly into the nearest sewer access point for disposal. If there is no sewer system nearby, then they pump all contaminated water into a tank truck for storage and delivery to a water treatment facility.

With clean water, technicians can draw water out of the carpets and then lift them to facilitate drying and then reattach them. Usually, we recommend removing and replacing the carpet pad since it is more expensive to spend the labor hours attempting to dry one than it is to purchase a new pad.

When the water is contaminated, the team leader knows to remove the carpet and dispose of it immediately. There is no way to guarantee that cleaning the carpet results in a 100 percent success and the risk to residents is too great to attempt anything else.

After removing the carpet, team members clean the wood or concrete floors using an anti-bacterial cleaner to kill any contamination and then use either a water extraction wand or a long-handled squeegee to remove surface water.

These are just the first steps that SERVPRO of Boynton Beach takes to return your home to a clean, safe condition. If you are dealing with the results of a recent water incident, call our office at (561) 413-9754 with questions, or to schedule a visit. We are here for you.

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Options For Boynton Beach Residents To Properly Deal With Flood Damage

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Options For Boynton Beach Residents To Properly Deal With Flood Damage Those who have experienced flood damage know the kind of stress that such incidents bring along.

Flood Damage

Those who have experienced flood damage know the kind of stress that such incidents bring along. The worst thing is that the destruction gets worse as time goes by, which means the issues need much urgency. Since the Boynton Beach area is prone to heavy rains and storms, staying prepared and working with professionals can help in mitigating the damage.

Our SERVPRO technicians choose the appropriate equipment to remove water from your Boynton after a flood damage incident. Some of the extractors can remove standing water from floors, as well as clean your upholstery and carpets. When we are performing cleaning, we use all the components of a water extractor - vacuum system, heater, and pump. Otherwise, we mostly use the vacuum component during the mitigation process.

There are two categories of water extractors - truck mounted and portable extractors. We use the portable ones when removing water from areas with limited access, and their tank size is usually between 5 - 12 gallons, and have a water lift of around 140 inches. On the other hand, truck-mounted extractors are robust with a storage tank that ranges from 60 - 100+ gallons and have a water lift of between 185.71 - 198.98 inches.

The aggressiveness of the extraction tool is one of the factors that our SERVPRO technicians consider when choosing the equipment. The water can make the carpets to become weaker, which means aggressive extraction may lead to delamination. We usually use more massive devices when extracting water from heavy carpeting. We perform thorough extraction before we can use other drying techniques such as dehumidification. The use of pumps is also helpful during water extraction – though we first make sure there are no solid particles in the standing water.

Whether you are a commercial and residential property owner, you can rely on SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for water and fire damage restoration services. Call us today at (561) 413-9754 and allow us to restore your property to its preloss state professionally.

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Avoiding Mold Growth in Your Boynton Beach Home

8/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Avoiding Mold Growth in Your Boynton Beach Home Finding mold on the walls of your home can be something that causes panic. Call us at SERVPRO to quickly come out and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Many Factors can Lead to Mold Damage in a Residence

While it might seem like common knowledge that mold growth in your Boynton Beach home could be problematic for the house and its occupants, many homeowners drag their feet on taking care of the problem when they discover it in their homes. One thing that is certain, no mold growth goes away on its own.

Apart from the potential health effects that you could experience due to mold damages in your Boynton Beach residence, the house itself is also at risk. This organism breaks down organic material as it grows and thrives, eating through vital construction materials used throughout your residence. There are some ways to avoid its growth altogether, and these are helpful in preventing this damaging presence in your house.

Moisture plays a vital role in the colonization of mold spores. It is why our SERVPRO professionals look to isolate and repair the source of moisture and dampness when we get dispatched to a remediation project. Lingering and persistent dampness is a food source for naturally occurring microscopic mold spores, allowing them to seat into organic materials in the area and begin to spread.

There are areas of your home that get used less than others, such as your attic space. Roof damages from storms passing through the area can allow for moisture leeching into this space above the ceiling. If the moisture does not get resolved, it can allow for microbial growth in as little as three days. Regular inspections throughout these less used areas of your home can help you to identify problems before they get out of control.

This inspection is another one of the services that our SERVPRO team can offer, helping to provide you with some assurance that mold colonization has not occurred in your home. Furthermore, our technicians can identify potential risks and hazards, preventing a colony from forming by restoring water damages as they get discovered.

It might not be easy to think of mold growth in your home, but it is something that must get addressed as quickly as possible. With the risks to both the occupants of the house and the building itself, trust in the rapid response of our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach remediation technicians. You can reach our team 24/7 by calling (561) 413-9754.

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Why You Need Professional Mold Remediation for Your Boynton Beach Business

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why You Need Professional Mold Remediation for Your Boynton Beach Business Finding mold in the corner of your business can cause you to panic. Contact SERVPRO right away for effective remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Understands How a Mold Infestation Spreads and Ways to BOTH Stop and Remediate the Damage

Businesses in Boynton Beach require a certain level of cleanliness and safety to meet standards set in place by federal and state institutions and offices. Among these requirements is the insistence of businesses on restoring and repairing damages to their building that present a clear hazard to customers or staff. Mold growth is a good example of this kind of issue that requires immediate attention.

You might not realize the kind of severe situation that mold colonization is for your business. Not only do you have to contend with the various commercial mold damage in Boynton Beach created by the thriving colony, but also have to work to limit exposure to this colony in your business. The best thing that you can do is to seek out professional remediation services to overcome the effects this fungal presence has had on your building.

One of the first concerns that should have you reaching out to SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians is the safety and well being of your staff and customers. Regardless of its specific location within your building, exposure to the colony is a challenging thing to avoid. This exposure can lead to potential health effects, much of which you would be responsible for by not taking care of the problem when it first got discovered.

Another consideration that you should make as the owner of a business is the profits that you stand to lose with your business entirely shut down by inspectors from the health department or some other similar authoritative branch. Choosing professional remediation with SERVPRO ensures that the affected area gets sectioned off from the rest of the building and that you can remove this active colony as efficiently as possible.
 
Mold damage in your business requires immediate action to remedy. Not only is this the best choice for the safety of your staff and customers, it is also a way to stay in compliance with the health administration who has the authority to shut your business down if mold gets discovered. Trust in the fast response of our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach mold remediators to remove the colony and restore the damage the mold has caused. Give us a call 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

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Storm Damages That Allow Flooding To Your Boynton Beach Residence

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damages That Allow Flooding To Your Boynton Beach Residence One singular severe storm can do significant damage to your roof or siding on the house and allow flood damages to occur.

Storm Damage

Homeowners in Boynton Beach are familiar with the high-powered storm systems that can roll in with little warning from the Atlantic. With high winds and varying precipitations, the siding and roof of your house are at the greatest risks of failure. Even more to the point, once the exterior defenses of your house have failed, the inside of your home is at considerable risk for flooding.

The most substantial problem with storm damages occurring to your house is that you cannot often safely assess the severity of these problems until water has already started to penetrate through vulnerable points. Not only do you have to face the issues that the storm has caused the exterior of your home, but now you have to battle worsening flood damages to your Boynton Beach residence as well.

While our SERVPRO estimator can get to work on the necessary information that your insurance company needs to proceed with a claim, these situations often have to be a joint effort between our restoration expertise and the tradecraft of licensed residential contractors to help rebuild and repair overly damaged areas in your home's roof and siding.

Mitigation efforts still occur in this time, however. While our SERVPRO technicians cannot fully restore your home until the necessary repairs have finished on the outside, there is still work that we do to prevent worsening conditions. This mitigation process aids our professionals in later being able to restore your home to preloss conditions more efficiently.

Finding a residential contractor is a process where many homeowners may feel inexperienced. In this case, you can refer the decision to a trusted and reputable company that either your insurance company selects on your behalf or one that our team of restorers has worked with before.

One singular severe storm can do significant damage to your roof or siding on the house and allow flood damages to occur. The right professional restoration team can help you to get your home back to original conditions as quickly as possible. Give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach rapid responders a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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Is Professional Fire Damage Restoration Necessary For Your Boynton Beach Home?

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Is Professional Fire Damage Restoration Necessary For Your Boynton Beach Home? Many mishaps, mistakes, and malfunctions can precede the circumstances resulting in fire damage to your Boynton Beach home.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration

If you fit the description of the resilient Boynton Beach homeowner, you might think about rolling up your sleeves and cleaning the damage done after a household fire yourself. In the chaos and uncertainty, you experience after the shock of a fire uninformed decisions can haunt you and your family for the long term. Engaging our services ensures cleanup and restoration that meets the highest standards and returns your home to you “Like it never even happened.”

Many mishaps, mistakes, and malfunctions can precede the circumstances resulting in fire damage to your Boynton Beach home. Unattended cooking, a candle knocked over by a pet, overloaded extension cords substituting for out of date wiring, or too much lint in a dryer vent is all lapses in judgment any of us might commit that burst into flame. An understandable response to the guilty feeling after negligence becomes a crisis is a valiant attempt to make everything right. Unfortunately failing to hire a reliable fire restoration firm is likely to increase rather than eliminate the damage.

SERVPRO trains our technicians extensively before sending them to a fire damage scenario. Our employees master comprehensive courses readying them to perform to the industry standards established by the IICRC. Cleaning up the toxic waste created by a fire requires a precise methodology to keep you and your family safe while restoring and protecting your building’s structure fast. Furnishings and personal belongings also suffer the effects of smoke and soot and deteriorate quickly. You might believe the fire ruined them, but we have expertise in bringing even blackened and tarnished articles back to function and beauty.

We learn how to evaluate smoke and soot residues and select appropriate cleaning products and techniques to mitigate their effects. Failure to match the damage to the solution causes smearing, spreading of debris, and incomplete results that allow the acidic coatings from fire damage to continue deteriorating structural components and contents. SERVPRO technicians swiftly move through your home, resolving issues caused by the fire systemically, much more quickly and thoroughly than you could on your own.

Given our experience and training in the fire restoration industry, we suggest you reconsider any thoughts of a fire damage recovery completed DIY style. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 24 hours a day seven days a week to schedule an assessment of your home’s fire damage.

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Steps In Remediation Of Mold Damage In Boynton Beach

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Steps In Remediation Of Mold Damage In Boynton Beach As small in size as individual mold particles come, the presence of mold can still cause problems anywhere inside a residence.

Steps In Remediation Of Mold Damage

As small in size as individual mold particles come, the presence of mold can still cause problems anywhere inside a Boynton Beach residence. Porous materials are particularly vulnerable, even when their components come from non-cellulose sources. This includes concrete and stone because these building materials often contain a multitude of cracks, grooves, and other locations where microbes can hide.

Protecting your house in Boynton Beach from mold damage requires that you regain and continue to maintain control of the environment inside your property. This invasive microorganism requires moist conditions and a food source. While an absence of cellulose fibers may slow its growth down considerably, dust and other debris can provide mold with enough materials to sustain it.

SERVPRO provides mold damage remediation that involves several different steps which together make your home “Like it never even happened.” Each of these steps strengthens the other methods we use and helps keep mold and other microbes like mildew from returning later.

Containing the Area
We set up plastic sheeting to make close off the areas where the mold damage exists. We use the enclosure and powerful air movers to create negative pressure which pushes microbes, spores, and any dust outside your home. As we bag up sections of drywall, paneling, and other materials that contain mold, dust can become quite substantial.

Cleaning the Air
We clean the air in your home near the area we find mold in to help eliminate spores that already found their way into uncontaminated places. Air scrubbers come with HEPA filters that remove spores and microbes from the air.

Treating the Area
We use antimicrobial agents to help keep mold from coming back. These agents are safe around children, pets, and plants once dry. They also dry clear, and without any visible changes to the areas, we apply them.

Lowering Humidity to a Normal Range
Getting rid of excess moisture inside your home often means tracking down its source. Some residential properties contain more than one of these problem areas. SERVPRO technicians use hygrometers to locate these areas. Only then can we stop the unwanted moisture from coming into your home's living space.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach wants to help your family live in a home free of mold damage and the health effects an infestation can sometimes cause. Contact us today at (561) 413-9754 if your home contains a microbial infestation.

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Water Damage Experts From Boynton Beach Explain Deodorization Methods

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Experts From Boynton Beach Explain Deodorization Methods Regardless of the source of the water damage that you are facing, calling SERVPRO is a great choice for dealing with both odor and preventing mold.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage: Starting From Drying Out Services All the Way to Odor Removal

Whenever water enters a home in Boynton Beach, whether it is contaminated with harmful bacteria or not has to do with the source of the moisture. Water that leaks from freshwater pipes is clean and is considered clear or category 1 water. Moisture that comes from the outside or from sink drains may contain some bacteria and is classified as grey or category 2. If water containing mud from the outdoors gets into the house or a sewer line breaks, the water is considered to be highly contaminated with harmful bacteria and gets labeled as black water.
 
Any time moisture affects materials inside a structure, mildew-like odors can exist. When mitigating water damage in Boynton Beach, deodorization is the final step in the process. Grey and black water can also carry malodorous particles, and porous materials may have to be removed and replaced. When our SERVPRO technicians handle category 2, and 3 scenarios, deodorization occurs after all contaminated materials get removed.
 
When attempting to deodorize your house after water-related problems, various methods get implemented to make the home smell as clean as it did before the loss occurred. The first step to any deodorization process is to eliminate the source of the odor. When moisture is what is causing foul odors to exist, wet materials get vacuumed with advanced extraction equipment and dried out.
 
If pungent aromas are still present after moisture levels have returned to normal, various chemicals can get used to eliminate malodor particles. In affected areas of the carpet where lifting it up is not feasible, deodorant chemicals can be injected into the fabric with a syringe. Deodorant and disinfectant chemicals get sprayed using a hand pump or powered sprayer after damage occurs to help eliminate pungent odors and inhibit microbial growth.
 
In other situations, our SERVPRO restoration team uses ventilation methods and air scrubbing to reduce the presence of mildew-like fragrances. When odors remain in the air after the source of the foul smell gets removed, we can use heavy duty ventilating box fans to blow out the contaminated air. Air scrubbers can be set up to remove harmful particles from the building's airflow.
 
If one method of deodorization does not work, then other systems get implemented until the air smells fresh and clean. In many scenarios, chemicals with pleasant aromas get applied to mask unpleasant ones. If your home ever smells like mildew after a water leak, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 24/7.

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