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Never Let Mold Damage Get Out of Control in Boynton Beach

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Never Let Mold Damage Get Out of Control in Boynton Beach If you discover mold in your home, you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO to remediate the damage thoroughly and efficiently.

Rely on Thorough and Effective Mold Remediation Specialists

Finding mold in your Boynton Beach home can be scary, bringing many questions to mind that you need answers to, sooner rather than later. It helps to have someone on your side that you know understands the situation and can help you get through it.

If you have mold damage on your Boynton Beach property, it is essential to find a mold remediation company you trust as soon as possible. Mold has the potential to cause health effects on your family. Besides, it is always better to take a proactive approach to dealing with mold damage situations in your home.

Mold can exist anywhere; it only takes a little while for growth to spread through a significant portion of your home. Additional problems can form, causing damage to your walls, ceilings, insulation, wiring, appliances, carpeting, and even the structural integrity of your home. SERVPRO has mold remediation services available, performed by qualified professionals, that take the guesswork out of the entire situation. 

You can attempt to clean smaller areas without calling a professional. However, you need to keep in mind that if you can visibly see mold growth, you likely have a larger problem hiding somewhere underneath. It is entirely possible that you find yourself facing more than you can handle. 

Also, you should know that most home cleaning products, even those that say they specifically handle mold removal, do not work, not entirely. SERVPRO’s technicians use chemical products on a limited basis, relying on physical methods to dispose of and transport contaminated materials out of your home.

We also use EPA-registered disinfectants to clean and reclean the entire area after saturated and infected materials are gone. SERVPRO team members use plastic sheeting, negative airflow machines, and a full hands-on approach to regain control. We use specialized equipment to test the air repeatedly throughout your remediation process to ensure a clean, safe environment for you and your family.

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for additional information or to schedule your initial appointment, today. (561) 413-9754

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Have You Got The Right Water Damage Insurance For Your Boynton Beach Laundromat?

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Have You Got The Right Water Damage Insurance For Your Boynton Beach Laundromat? As far as water damage risks go, laundromats are an obvious candidate for damage.

Water Damage Insurance

As far as water damage risks go, laundromats are an obvious candidate for damage. So many washers in one place mean a lot of potential flood risks right on site. It only takes one faulty machine or a dodgy bit of plumbing to cause a mini flood and leave your Boynton Beach laundry business high and dry.

SERVPRO recommends all Boynton Beach laundromat owners to check their insurance policy is up to date and provides adequate coverage in the event of water damage. It is quite common for a business to close its doors during cleaning. Shut doors are bad news for business owners, as a closed company cannot invite in customers or turn a profit. You need to know your insurance has you covered.

Checking the extent of your insurance coverage is important. Some laundromat policies only cover the cost of replacing washer/dryers, but the cost of water damage is often much higher than the price of the equipment alone. You need to consider floors, floor coverings, walls, any paperwork that gets ruined, and of course lost earnings. Make sure your insurance is adequate for all those costs.

Some laundromats offer a staffed folding or drying service, too. In cases where there is staff on the premises, the business owner must include worker’s comp in their insurance. Also, in cases where customers leave their clothes in your care, you must make sure you have adequate coverage for if water damage affects their clothing and they claim against you.

Check your lease carefully. Insurance requirements and details of who is responsible in the event of a leak are often written into your lease. You should always have an attorney review your lease since legal terminology can be difficult to interpret.

SERVPRO equips our IIRC-certified technicians with pumps and extraction tools to quickly remove water from your premises, and air movers and dehumidifiers to dry it out. We also take care of water deodorization after cleanup. Our staff can also liaise with your insurance providers and help you provide accurate paperwork for them.

We recommend all businesses try our Emergency Ready Plan – the app makes it easy to plan for disaster and makes getting help quicker and easier. For help with water problems in Boynton Beach and the surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Boynton beach at (561) 413-9754 today.

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Hurricane Season Means Flood Damage Season in Boynton Beach

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Season Means Flood Damage Season in Boynton Beach Our SERVPRO technicians have the equipment and expertise to get rid of flood damage in your home.

Boynton Beach Homes Can Suffer Flood Damage Due to Hurricanes

Flooding can happen even without a full-fledged hurricane that forces strong winds and rain upon Boynton Beach. Tropical storms can make homes suffer substantial damage and also cause havoc for the surrounding landscaping. The damage may seem insurmountable, but SERVPRO can help you and your family by professionally restoring your home.

One of the locations most-often hit by storms in Florida is Boynton Beach, and this elevates the risk of flood damage. With heavier-than-normal rainfall, runoff can head straight for your home. Everything from silt to garbage to still-living organisms can end up in your home. These organisms include microscopic pathogens that can cause illness in humans or damage at the molecular level inside your home if left undisturbed.

While the visible deposits can cause substantial stress and concern, elimination of the invisible ones from your home's interior is needed more. Also, the damage to structures continues to worsen the longer they remain saturated with water. We can save furniture when mitigation begins soon after the flood waters become low enough.

For a flood that invades your home, our IICRC-backed training in Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), and Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning (UFT) fits the needs of your home perfectly. Flooded homes require a number of different restorative methods performed simultaneously. Working as a team remains one of SERVPRO's strong points.

Removing all water and moisture from your home takes time, but we have the machinery to get the work done quickly, so damage to your home does not become excessive. Pumping the water out and ensuring humidity readings return to normal levels protects your home's interior from immediate structural changes and future problems.

Microbial infestation remains a part of almost any flood. When these microorganisms are in a moist environment, they can easily thrive. When desiccated, they become immobile and hibernate, ready to go back into action in the presence of more conducive environments, should they ever arise. We use antimicrobial agents to rid your home of these microbes, making it safe again.

Upholstered furniture can get beaten down with super-high humidity inside your home, even if they are in non-flooded parts of your home. Revitalizing these items takes skill and attention to detail to gain the best results.

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SERVPRO of Boynton Beach can help your home and belongings bounce back after flood damage threatens to ruin everything. Call us at (561) 413-9754 so we can begin helping you get everything back “Like it never even happened.”

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It Is Complicated: Boynton Beach Fire Damage Restoration

9/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage It Is Complicated: Boynton Beach Fire Damage Restoration Dealing with the aftermath of a fire can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO and we'll be there for you during the entire process.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Team Helps Your Recover After a Fire

Homeowners new to the devastation of a fire in their dwelling often do not know where to start after the fire department permits them to return and begin restoration. Cleanup after a fire differs greatly from procedures used for general household maintenance. Best industry practices recommend a particular order to the tasks, and we are familiar with these standards.
 
When fire damages your Boynton Beach residence, our team assesses safety at the site and secures the premises with boards and tarps if necessary. We inspect all areas of your home to gain information on the problems caused by the fire. Then we rank the challenges you face and with which we assist in conquering.
 
Chief among them may be significant water related issues that take precedence because of the risk of collateral damage if unabated. Firefighters commonly use water and chemicals to extinguish flames. Standing water and moisture removal must complete before moving on to techniques to repair and restore areas charred and coated with smoke and soot. SERVPRO fire damage teams are certified water damage specialists as well, offering you a streamlined recovery experience.
 
Our technicians move from water damage mitigation to cleaning smoke and soot from all accessible surfaces. The residues from smoke and soot are highly corrosive, damaging, etching, and discoloring all type of materials -- plastic, wood, glass, china, laminate, organic and synthetic fibers, paint, and more. SERVPRO crew members match the consistency of the residue with effective cleaning products, tools, and methods. Dry sponging, dusting, vacuuming, wet wiping, scrubbing with abrasives, soaking, laundering, drycleaning, and ultrasonic techniques work if a trained smoke/soot removal expert assesses the need and uses the proper procedure.
 
SERVPRO teams sanitize and employ efficient deodorization approaches as a final cleaning step. Our workers are educated thoroughly on making certain the products used are meant for the hazards to be avoided. Deodorization methods eventually work, from a good scrub to sophisticated thermal fogging and hydroxyl machines that change the chemical composition of odoriferous particles. We find a way to neutralize fire-based stenches permanently.
 
Finally, our team starts restoring and repairing structures and contents of your home damaged by the fire. SERVPRO makes it a priority to work closely with insurers, building a file of evidence that backs your claims. We pledge to help you with this last duty because we understand how stressful and expensive restoration can be and we want to limit both your worries and your out of pocket expenses.
 
Fire damage restoration is much more manageable when SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is on your team. Make the call to (561) 413-9754 as soon as authorities allow restoration inspections and let us help you make sense of a difficult situation.

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Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach Whether mold is visible or it remains hidden but gives off a foul odor, SERVPRO technicians will quickly investigate and remediate the problem.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate and Reconstruct Your Mold Damaged Property

Particularly in the South, many people falsely think that mold infestations are a fault of their housekeeping. Because of that, many try to hide the visual effects by painting over signs of mold and use air fresheners to cover the distinctive odor.
 
Mold damage to Boynton Beach homes and elsewhere in Florida happens only when mold spores find themselves with enough moisture to expand, and a sufficient food source to grow and spread throughout a home. Without these two factors in place, mold spores are inert and harmless. When they are no longer harmless, SERVPRO is ready to rebuild and restore a home to its pre-infestation condition.
 
After removing the infestation, our construction technicians get to work. The first step is to perform an additional inspection to make sure we know the location of every compromised column, support beam, and wall frame. For load bearing walls and columns, we bring in temporary jacks and lifts to maintain structural integrity.
 
After removing the compromised wood, we replace each piece with treated timber and boards that are more resistant to mold. Each piece we use meets both state environmental and EPA requirements. Since our office is a licensed contractor, we accomplish this in-house and can pass any savings to our customers. With everything in place, hanging new drywall for the entire house takes 2 or 3 days.
 
Now that we have a secure structure, technicians move to the roof. Mold grows quickly into plywood and across every type of roofing tile. Our work crews can strip and remove most damaged roofs in a single day. They replace new roofing panels and begin laying new tiles over another day or two. Depending on the size of the roof and the number of personnel we use, completion of a new roof takes another 3-5 days.
 
With a new roof overhead, we turn to the floor. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced when it comes to installing new wood floors. If the customer requests that we stain or paint the floor, we perform that task as well. If the requirement is to replace a carpet, we have personnel that specializes in stretching and installing new carpets across a mold-free concrete slab or that newly installed wood.
 
Regardless if your mold problem is in a new home that suffered a major plumbing issue or in an older home that may have been unoccupied for some time, SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is here to help. Our services extend from cleaning to removal to a complete rebuild if that is what it takes. Call today at (561) 413-9754 to get started.

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Repairing Water Damage From the Gutter System in Boynton Beach Houses

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repairing Water Damage From the Gutter System in Boynton Beach Houses Gutters play a major role in house construction.

Repairing Water Damage

Gutters play a major role in house construction. They help to guide water away from the roof and off the building during rainfalls. However, debris such as branches and leaves can accumulate and block the gutters, leading to another dam. When the water fills up this “dam,” it naturally progresses to drip over the edges and runs down the sides of the house. You can notice the effect of this water through the dirty water marks that form afterward.

If your house sustains water damage as a result of an ineffective gutter system, SERVPRO can help restore it. Our specialists are trained to deal with all sorts of water damage situations in Boynton Beach. Additionally, we have access to efficient water removal equipment, cleanup methods, and cleaning products to ensure a smooth restoration process.

If necessary, we may use a pump to remove standing water from the gutter system. Accessing HVAC systems that might have sustained water damage might be slightly difficult. On the other hand, it's easier to clean and decontaminate sheet metal ducting as compared to flex duct and coated fiberboard. The type of material on the inside determines the restoration process for HVAC systems.

When it comes to cleaning blocks and external walls, we need to find the most suitable solution for the material. Cinder block tends to collect a certain amount of moisture or water in the open cells over time, which can cause considerable water damage. Our technicians can examine and determine whether there is paint on the surface, and if so, whether it is gloss or not. Gloss paint serves as a vapor barrier, thus limiting the effects of moisture on the wall.

If the block wall comes with insulation (e.g. fiberglass, foam, vermiculite, or cellulosic), we may have to adjust our drying methods. Drying insulation requires plenty of dry air, which is hard to get in wall cavities due to poor air circulation. Slower drying can compromise the quality of some insulation materials.

While rains are celebrated in most cases, they can be damaging sometimes. If you notice distinct water marks along your walls, consult SERVPRO of Boynton Beach immediately to repair the water damage. We are available 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

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Causes For HVAC Unit Leaks In Your Boynton Beach Boutique

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Causes For HVAC Unit Leaks In Your Boynton Beach Boutique When you are running a clothing boutique, proper maintenance of your HVAC system is important to keep your employees and customers safe.

HVAC Unit Leaks

When you are running a clothing boutique, proper maintenance of your HVAC system is important to keep your employees and customers safe. Leaks in your air conditioning system can be frustrating. They are not only messy but can cause significant damage to your business and your inventory. SERVPRO can help if you have such a disaster, and we work fast to help prevent more damage.

There are different issues which can cause your central AC system to leak and the need for water removal to your business in Boynton Beach. A clogged condensate drain pipe causes the drain pan to overflow. Water leakage from an HVAC system can cause drain lines to be clogged with rust, algae, dirt, and other debris.

Drain pipe fittings could be insecure if your AC system were not installed properly. They can loosen over time, causing the drain pipe to disconnect and letting the condensate drain onto the floor or through the ceiling.

Another problem is a dirty or malfunctioning condensate pump. Leakage from your system can flood your business, and with the continual presence of water, mildew and mold can grow inside the AC unit, making it clog.

Our SERVPRO technicians can help you remove the standing water in a case like this, dry the affected area out thoroughly with the use of commercial dehumidifiers and fans, and check for any hidden mold damage. We ensure the area is dry and clean again before we are finished.

Other potential causes for water leakage from your AC unit include low refrigerant, a clogged air filter, no p-trap and air vent in the drain like to stop a water backup, a condensate drain pan which is cracked, and condensate buildup in ductwork which is not insulated. Regular maintenance can help prevent these problems.

When a leak is unavoidable, you want to get in touch with us at SERVPRO of Boynton Beach right away. We are easy to reach when you dial (561) 413-9754 anytime, so do not hesitate so we can get your business back to pre-damage condition as quickly as possible.

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SERVPRO Keeps On Top Of Safety When A Broken Dishwasher Causes Flood Damage In Boynton Beach

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage  SERVPRO Keeps On Top Of Safety When A Broken Dishwasher Causes Flood Damage In Boynton Beach There are many safety considerations to be aware of during the flood damage remediation process.

When Flood Damage Strikes Your Home, SERVPRO Responds with A Solution

Dishwashers can go wrong without notice, and people are often surprised by just how much water can come out of a relatively small appliance. A broken appliance quickly spreads water through the surrounding area and might cause damage to carpets, nearby walls, or any furniture that happens to be in the water’s path.

Flood damage from a broken dishwasher in your Boynton Beach home is a small incident that has the potential to cause a significant inconvenience. It is hard to carry on life as normal with a wet kitchen or utility room, especially if carpets or other furnishings are compromised. Luckily we are on hand to help – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

There are many safety considerations to be aware of during the flood damage remediation process. You can rely on SERVPRO to be aware of safety at all times and carry out drying and remediation with the utmost care and attention.

For example, we take great care around any electrical appliances. Being mindful of electrical hazards is particularly important in the kitchen as there are so many appliances there, such as the toaster or hob. We handle all appliances with care. We also ensure light fittings are safe before attempting to switch them on.

We tie electrical cords out of the way and cover up tack strips to make sure there are no trip or puncture hazards. SERVPRO provides our teams with the highest quality personal protective equipment to ensure safety is paramount during any work on your home.

Our teams are also aware of the risk of structural damage, or damage to carpets, floors or other furnishings. We use a range of instruments, including thermo-hygrometers and moisture sensors to assess your kitchen and ascertain the extent of the water damage.

Another safety issue is the potential for mold or mildew to grow in your kitchen after a broken dishwasher incident. Our IICRC-certified technicians take steps to prevent mold growth, including making sure your kitchen is thoroughly dry and using disinfectant chemicals where necessary to treat at-risk areas or items.

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We understand that you need a remediation team you can rely on to clean up your kitchen thoroughly and with an eye for safety at all times. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for assistance.

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The Common Intersections Between Air Conditioning And Mold In Boynton Beach

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Common Intersections Between Air Conditioning And Mold In Boynton Beach Regular maintenance of your cooling system pays you back in increased efficiency and a significant reduction of mold growth.

Mold And Your AC

Living in a semi-tropical, humid climate Floridians are familiar with a few things. One, air conditioning is a necessity for most homeowners’ comfort. Two, mold and mildew grow easily in our humid climate. Three, AC should limit mold because it removes excess moisture from the air. SERVPRO agrees in theory with one through three but warns that mold and air conditioning have a complicated relationship.

Although you run an appropriately sized central air conditioning unit, you smell that unmistakable unpleasant odor indicating you have mold damage in your Boynton Beach home. The delicate balance between removing the water via condensation within the AC system and preventing mold growth in the air handler causes frustration for you. We are here to help you understand why it happens and what we can do as mold remediation specialists to solve the problem going forward.

The problem is that the workings of the air conditioning system that remove the water from the air sometimes begins accumulating the condensed moisture, along with dust and dirt, within the unit. This combination of moisture and carbon-based debris creates a mold nursery. Water condenses on the evaporator coil and then drains into the condensation pan. If this area collects dirt and the water has trouble draining, mold is the almost inevitable result.

This is where SERVPRO technicians help. We inspect and clean the ductwork of your HVAC system, including that evaporator area. Scrubbing the interior of the ducts and using a powerful vacuum to remove the debris is an essential service offered by our experienced staff. After the water is draining properly from the condensation pan and the coils and ducts are cleaned we recommend removing the HVAC filter and installing a new, clean, and disposable replacement.

Regular maintenance of your cooling system pays you back in increased efficiency and a significant reduction of mold growth. Work with the SERVPRO scheduling staff to ensure your system is inspected, cleaned, and filters replaced at least every six months. If you notice a foul, musty odor, consider more frequent visits from our team.

If you are concerned about mold growth in your home, get SERVPRO of Boynton Beach involved. Our office staff set up appointments, and happily add your name to the inspection list when you call (561) 413-9754.

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Quick Response To Water Damage in Boynton Beach Is A Must

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quick Response To Water Damage in Boynton Beach Is A Must Water Damage in a Boynton Beach Condo Gets Help from SERVPRO

Trust SERVPRO for Fast Response and Water Removal

Almost all homeowners delay some home repairs and routine maintenance. Waiting often causes no real harm and allows your budget a bit of flexibility. Damage caused by water incursion is an exception. Every day that passes without responding to water damage risks grave and costly secondary issues. SERVPRO is your trusted partner in attending to these problems immediately.
 
Dealing with water damage to your Boynton Beach retirement condo is rarely your preferred activity. Timely response to a roof leak or appliance mishap is a proper use of precious moments here at the Gateway of the Gulfstream, even when it cuts into your well-earned relaxation time. Failing to eliminate the leak or repair the malfunction just re-exposes your home to the devastation water inflicts. Our highly qualified team of water damage specialists gets you back to your leisure-time activities fast, after abating both the source and damage done by leaks or flooding.
 
Failing to restore water damage risks permanent structural damage and the ruin of fixtures and personal belongings. Modern building materials usually consist of pressed wood and drywall rather than hardwood and plaster. This type of construction absorbs water quickly, swelling and eventually disintegrating. The cellulose in the materials provides nourishment to microbial activity, including mold colonies activated by the moisture. SERVPRO offers quick and effective solutions to limit this damage.
 
Carpeting repeatedly allowed to absorb up water can stretch and buckle or show signs of delamination, where the fibers detach from the backing. Other fabrics like draperies and upholstery discolor and risk mold infestation when water infiltrates. Wood, laminate, and tile floors also suffer damage when water soaked.
 
SERVPRO realizes how important a speedy intervention is to stop the destruction of water damage. We arrive within hours of your first call with trained technicians and all the equipment on the truck necessary to extract water and complete drying. In many condo buildings, there is the threat of verticle migration of water which can negatively impact other units. Speed in terminating the source of the water intrusion and extraction are critical to mitigate water damage to the structure and contents.

Make the call quickly to SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to prevent on-going water damage. We are available 24/7 for an immediate response. (561) 413-9754

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