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Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO remediates mold, we always check for hidden growth. Contact SERVPRO promptly for remediation and to help prevent additional mold.

Why Choose SERVPRO Technicians to 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. SERVPRO is ready to rebuild and restore a home to its pre-infestation condition when they are no longer harmless. 

Mold Removal

After removing the infestation, our construction technicians get to work. The first step is to perform an additional inspection to ensure 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 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 proliferates into plywood and across every type of roofing tile. Our work crews can strip and remove the 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 specializing 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. 

Repairing Water Damage From the Gutter System in Boynton Beach Houses

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for the TLC your gutters need. We have the skilled technicians to help you.

Repairing Water Damage

Gutters play a significant 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 resulting from 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.

Water Damage Repairs

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 than 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 blocks tend 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.

We may have to adjust our drying methods if the block wall comes with insulation (e.g., fiberglass, foam, vermiculite, or cellulosic). 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 watermarks along your walls, consult SERVPRO of Boynton Beach immediately to repair the water damage. We are available 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

Can Boynton Beach Restaurants Get Late-Night Commercial Fire Restoration?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for assistance with fire damage restoration services around the clock.

SERVPRO’s 24/7 Fire Restoration Service Saves Boynton Beach Eateries

According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and U.S Fire Administration data, restaurants account for 6% of non-residential structure fires, and 61% of these disasters are caused by cooking. Whether a cooking mishap or electrical fire damages a Boynton Beach restaurant, fast-acting fire restoration is crucial for getting back to business quickly and safely.

SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide emergency-response fire restoration for Boynton Beach commercial facilities. This Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited firm adheres to restoration industry guidelines as well as local and state regulations for commercial fire cleanup.

Can SERVPRO Fire Restoration Solutions Restore Boynton Beach Commercial Kitchen Tiles?

Boynton Beach SERVPRO technicians can address soot and smoke damage stains in kitchen tile with multiple solutions, such as:

  • Dry cleaning with a SERVPRO Dry Cleaning Sponge and HEPA-filter vacuum for light soils
  • Light manual agitation with an alkaline cleaning solution
  • Gentle abrasive blasting with dry ice, ground corn cobs, or soda ash

Sealed commercial kitchen flooring offers more ease of cleaning than an unsealed floor. SERVPRO can perform tile and grout replacement as necessary to eliminate fire damage odors and stains while maintaining a cost-effective, restoration-focused approach to sanitation.

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for service that keeps businesses looking and feeling, “Like it never even happened.”

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

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

A dish washer leak can wreak havoc in your kitchen. Just call SERVPRO!

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

Dishwashers can go wrong without notice. 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. It might cause damage to carpets, nearby walls, or any furniture that happens to be in the water’s path.

Water damage in your Boynton Beach home from a broken dishwasher is a minor incident that has the potential to cause a significant inconvenience. It is hard to carry on life as usual 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.

Water Damage Remediation

There are many safety considerations to be aware of during the water 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.

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.

Why SERVPRO for Water Damage in Boynton Beach

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the tools and skill to bring your home back from water damages "Like it never even happened."

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.

Thorough Water Damage Restoration

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 vertical 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 ongoing water damage. We are available 24/7 for an immediate response. (561) 413-9754

Boynton Beach Fire Damage Restoration Expectations

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

When you experience fire damage in your home, call the experts at SERVPRO for assistance right away.

SERVPRO Helps Remove Damaged Materials and Manage Odors As Part of Fire Restoration

When a fire starts in an upper story at your Boynton home, the damage can spread all over the property even when fire crews manage to stop it before it consumes the entire structure. For instance, smoke can concentrate on the lower floors leaving residues and a bad odor. Fire crews might also tear down the insulation from the walls on the lower floor to contain the fire. 

The fire damage restoration process in your Boynton home must address the issues caused by the fire as well as any actions taken by the fire crews. You are at an advantage when the restoration team you choose can handle all aspects of the damage. SERVPRO provides teams with several technicians who can remove debris, rebuild torn down areas, clean soiled materials and deodorize the entire property.

Fire Restorations Can Involve a Wide Range of Activities Like:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • Smoke damage
  • House fire clean up

Since the damage is rarely the same on different floors in a storied house, a clear action plan is necessary. Our SERVPRO crew chiefs begin the restoration process by inspecting the entire building to determine what needs to be done in the different areas.  

In many cases, we must strip off all the electrical cabling since the heat is likely to compromise their integrity. We also remove any remaining finishes, such as wallpaper and charred trim. Removing these materials ensures that once restoration is complete, all traces of the damage are eliminated “Like it never even happened.”

The Property Needs Deodorization, and Various Methods Can Help, Including:

  • Thermal fogging
  • Applying sealers
  • Cleaning with odor counteracts
  • Using activated oxygen

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has enough resources to address any fire damage restoration exercise. Call us at (561) 413-9754. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Deodorization Services Can Solve Fire Damage Problems In Boynton Beach

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

The situation can feel quite overwhelming when your home is affected by fire damage. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Fire & Smoke in a Boynton Beach Property Can Result in Odors Needing Remediation

Smoke odors are left behind after a fire damage incident, and it is a challenge to get rid of them. As a homeowner, you may not know the different methods of doing away with such a smell. When in Boynton Beach, working with technicians who understand how odor molecules move into surfaces comes in handy. 

Odors are perceived differently by different people. Though it is not usually the case with the gases resulting from fire damage in Boynton Beach, what you regard as a pleasant smell is unpleasant to another person. Since an instrument cannot detect the intensity of an odor, our noses perform that role. To deal with unwanted odors, deodorization experts from a company like SERVPRO should be considered.

Whether the odors at hand are imaginary or real, the technicians have to solve the puzzle. Natural smells come from an existing substance, while psychological or imaginary ones are the smells that people think exist due to the present circumstances. There is a possibility that not everyone might be in a position to feel the imaginary odors. All the same, the two should be expected after fire disasters. 

With that in mind, deodorization experts from service providers like SERVPRO must work towards solving both the real and imaginary odors. While neutralizing prime odors is an art that restorers have mastered over the years, the most significant challenge comes when they have to deodorize imaginary odors. That is where the experience part plays a pivotal role to ensure the customer is satisfied. 

Even after deodorization, it is essential to note that weather changes can make the odors reappear under certain circumstances. Once there is an increase in temperature and humidity, it is easy to detect the smells. When humidity increases, smells dissolve quickly and move to the nose. On the other hand, increased temperatures improve the movement and ease of penetration into surfaces. To solve that, restorers do additional deodorization. 

Services offered by SERVPRO of Boynton Beach are specifically meant to help you. Give us a call at (561) 413-9754 to discover the many available options.

Removing Mold Damage in Your Boynton Beach Business

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

If your business is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

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 instead of an operation like an auto repair shop that has square footage and requires more demolition and replacement of building material. 

Boynton Beach mold damage remediation requires a professional restoration service to ensure each business is returned to its pre-mold state as closely as possible. 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. 

Mold Damage Inspection

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. 

Suppose we find the interior of a storage unit is mold-free. In that case, 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. 

We test the air for mold content in both types of businesses 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 serves our local community and is proud to continue. If you suspect a mold problem and need our help, call us today at (561) 413-9754. 

What Makes Wet Vacuums Ideal for Water Removal in Boynton Beach Condos?

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

When water takes over part of your home, leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

When you Need Fast Restoration and Mitigation, our SERVPRO Team can Help Boynton Beach Residences. 

Electric pumps and other submersibles have their place in water removal services and extraction needs for specific damage incidents our SERVPRO team encounters. Without applying high-pressure pumps, however, our team can often produce ideal results with wet vacuums and potential attachments like:

  • Light wands
  • Carpet wands
  • Squeegee wands

Wet Vacuums are Versatile for Condo Restoration

One of the primary advantages for wet vacuums in water removal for Boynton Beach condos and residences is the portability. With many high-rise condo buildings along the coastline, water removal services can challenge even experienced mitigators like our IICRC certified SERVPRO team. Wet vacuums are a portable solution to this problem that do not over encumber the working technician. And with the established versatility with various attachments and accessories, wet vacuums can often be the only necessary extraction tool in non-severe water damage incidents.

Our technicians always intend to provide a fast and efficient mitigation service when we arrive at water-damaged properties. With the challenge of multi-story structures and inaccessible areas, wet vacuums can be a help. Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team is ready to respond to any water damage emergency at (561) 413-9754

Boynton Beach Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation of Their Homes

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Are you equipped to dry hardwood floors? SERVPRO has the tools and training to dry every part of your home.

Need Water Damage Mitigation Services for Your Boynton Beach home? Call SERVPRO 

Many reasons, such as burst pipes, ceiling leaks, and even leaking roofs from storms, can cause water damage to your Boyton Beach home. If you are not prompt in seeking professional help, these issues can soon get out of hand, making the restoration process complex and expensive. SERVPRO experts can prevent this from happening by offering their premier services to restore your Boynton Beach home "Like it never even happened."

The first step of SERVPRO restorers during the water damage remediation process is to remove excess water from your Boynton Beach property. The ease or difficulty of this first step depends on the type of surfaces involved and the amount of water present.

What are Different Extraction Techniques SERVPRO Restorers Use During Water Cleanup? 

SERVPRO technicians use different techniques to remove water from various surfaces of your Boynton beach home. The time required for water damage remediation depends on the type of surfaces involved.

  • Carpet and Pad-Restorers use carpet wands and deep extraction tools attached to the truck-mounted or portable extractor. It is quicker to remove water from light face weight carpets compared to heavy face weight ones. Similarly, carpets glued to subfloors are faster to extract compared to carpeting stretched over a pad.
  • Hardwood Flooring-SERVPRO techs use wet vacuuming on hardwood floors. We use a hardwood floor drying mat attached to a truck-mounted extractor or portable vacs for thorough water removal. We also use a squeegee wand to remove water from subfloors. 

Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for 24/7 service regarding water damage restoration.