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Boynton Beach Properties, Fast Extraction with SERVPRO's Array of Equipment--We Mitigate Water Damage!

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

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The Benefits of a Truck-Mounted Pump for Boynton Beach Condos

Water removal solutions vary based on the severity of the damage to your Boynton Beach residence. We strive to provide the most efficient solutions for mitigation needs, and that means investing and utilizing cutting-edge tools and equipment to remove standing water and dry out your condo quickly. Truck-mount pumps are among the most powerful and reliable tools for extraction that we have in our inventory or our Green Fleet.

Understanding each option regarding water extraction in Boynton Beach homes can help our customers to appreciate the choice for submersible portable extractors or truck-mount advantages. Beyond being a reliable extraction device, our SERVPRO team has multiple reasons for choosing extractor trucks in our Green Fleet instead of in-house units. With the higher quality materials used in the construction of your condo, quick extraction techniques can protect these elements from requiring replacement or repair.

Faster Extraction

The single most recognized benefit to using truck-mount extractors for water recovery efforts is the higher volume of standing water that can get moved with the unit. With 300 psi extraction, we can move thousands of gallons in a much shorter span than other water removal tools in our inventory like electric submersibles or wet vacuums. These units have their own energy source, no need to rely on electricity from a stricken structure.

Wider Areas

Because many condos here along the coast have open floor layouts, a water loss incident is not easily contained in a single area of the unit. Instead, removal must often occur at the origin point and several adjacent rooms connected by openings. Truck mount extractors can help to lower standing water levels throughout the entire damaged area universally.

Versatility

While there is not as much versatility as the various attachments that can get added to wet vacuums for extraction purposes, the extractor truck can pull water and dispose of it in a drainage system on-site or collect the water in a tank on the truck when no disposal area is available.

As the most productive extractor in our equipment inventory, truck-mount systems roll out to water loss incidents with our technicians and production vehicles anytime disasters strike. No matter how we can help, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team is standing by at (561) 413-9754.

Commercial Water Removal In Boynton Beach

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

hotel room The certified technicians arrive quickly and make the water loss “Like it never even happened.”

Boynton Beach Hotel Cannot Reopen Without Commercial Water Removal

One type of business that thrives on foot traffic and seasonal waves of guests is the hotel industry in Florida during Spring Break. While locals brace themselves for an influx of visitors, hotel owners get ready to keep them happy, and one thing not on that list of amenities is water damage.

A Boynton Beach hotel in need of commercial water removal from an early morning pipe break got a fast response. While none of the suites received damage, the carpeted hallway leading to an entire to wing of rooms was wet down to the padding. The hotel owner wanted the area reopened as rapidly as possible, so she did not have to cancel any reservations.

Methods of Expedited Water Extraction
Carpeting is not automatically a loss when a water event happens. However, it can be if the cleanup efforts do not begin rapidly enough. The water degrades quickly, and the establishment of bacteria takes it through stages as gray water and finally black water after 48 hours, and it has to get handled and disposed of as a biohazard for safety reasons. SERVPRO techs use a wide variety of equipment for the removal of water. Equipment such as pumps with weighted extractor heads allows the techs to get close up against baseboards and push the moisture up and out of the carpet and padding. Ride-on units are another excellent tool that uses the weight of the technician riding it to push out water. These two methods get used in tandem frequently for fast cleanup.

Rapid, Complete Drying Means Fast Reopening
Because the techs found no structural damage to the hotel, the hallway needed extraction, drying, and cleaning only to get prepped for the use of guests again. The techs put plastic over the carpet to force the air into the carpet and padding so it could dry in place. Then they wiped down the walls and ensured the hallway smelled as welcoming as it looked.

When the need for commercial water removal slows your business down, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754. The certified technicians arrive quickly and make the water loss “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are Ready To Save The Day In Boynton Beach After A Flood

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Four of our drying equipment machines lined up in our warehouse We have the state of the art equipment necessary for any size storm damage restoration job. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

Mitigating Flood Damage in a Boynton Beach Home

Flooding is one of the most prolific and damaging disasters in the United States today, costing Americans an average of over $6 billion per year. Flooding is highly stressful, even for seasoned Florida residents, and without professional mitigation, structures and contents alike can suffer from the long-term effects of exposure to moisture and contaminants. However, there is a team that is ready to help no matter the size of the disaster.

If your Boynton Beach home requires flood damage removal from experienced professionals, the team at SERVPRO is ready to save the day. These technicians use cutting-edge tools to adhere to IICRC standards for sanitation after disasters. This equipment includes infrared cameras to see moisture behind structures, a variety of extraction tools, industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers, OSHA-approved cleaning solutions, and effective deodorizers. This equipment is designed specifically to fight disaster and restore homes to their preloss condition.

Packing A Supply Kit for Natural Disasters

  • Pack a gallon of water per person per day for at least three days A three-day supply of nonperishable food is also recommended. 
  • Flashlights, radios, a backup phone with a charger, and extra batteries are a must-have for lighting and communication. 
  • Prescription and nonprescription medications, baby supplies, blankets, and sleeping bags are some other essentials to consider.
  • Make copies of insurance policies, identifying papers, and bank records in a waterproof container, and set aside cash or travelers' checks for emergency funds.

How SERVPRO Removes Odors

Whether the flooding is light or severe, there is a good chance that it left behind unpleasant odors that are magnified by the presence of bacteria and contaminants in the water. 

SERVPRO's odor control technicians can utilize a variety of tools to minimize the proliferation of odors in your home, including HEPA filter air scrubbers, EPA-registered antimicrobials directly sprayed on surfaces, and ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging. ULV foggers use water or solvent-based deodorizers to bind with odors on a particle level and alter them so that they no longer spread unpleasant smells through your home.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach can leave your home looking, "Like it never even happened." When you need disaster mitigation services, you can call (561) 413-9754.

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Water Removal In Your Boynton Beach Home

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home When your home needs water removal, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach (561) 413-9754.

Boynton Beach Bathroom Creates Water Removal Need in Home

Homeowners in a local property noticed a small dark spot on the ceiling of their home one evening, not realizing they were looking at the beginning of water damage. They decided to wait until morning to look at it.

The following morning, the wet spot on their ceiling had become a full-fledged need for water removal in their Boynton Beach home. They found the source was an upstairs bathroom leaking under the cabinet, and the water came through the ceiling downstairs.

Confirming Where the Water Went
The use of moisture detection equipment lets the techs confirm the areas of water migration. This attention to detail eliminates the guesswork for where the water seeped into the subfloor, and only a limited amount of tile needed removal in the bathroom to dry the subfloor.

Water Extraction
SERVPRO technicians have different types of water removal equipment to ensure they can handle wide-scale loss situations or tight quarters. In the case of a household, portable pumps are convenient to take into small spaces such as under the bathroom sink after removing the toe kick on the cabinet. Hence, the extractor wands fit underneath for speedy removal of the moisture.

Handling Ceiling Removal
Unfortunately, when sheetrock gets wet, the interior core does not have restoration potential as it tends to buckle or sag and requires removal. SERVPRO technicians cleanly cut it away and open up the ceiling area for drying.

Drying Above and Below
The use of specialized drying equipment helps with the removal of any remaining embedded moisture upstairs, downstairs, and in the floor joists between floors. The technicians deploy air movers downstairs aimed upwards at the opened ceiling, and drying mats upstairs to force air into the subfloor.

Monitoring the Drying
Before beginning the drying process, SERVPRO techs take air measurements in other areas of the home to set drying goals. This ensures the water loss areas return to the same interior humidity levels as the rest of the house. During drying, they take readings regularly to make sure the process is happening as planned and drying goals get attained.

When your home needs water removal, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach (561) 413-9754. The certified technicians arrive with everything they need in their green service vans to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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We Discuss Strategies For Removing Harsh Odors After A Fire In Boynton Beach

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home We can make fire losses “Like it never even happened” by calling (561) 413-9754.

Strategies for Removing Harsh Odors After Boynton Beach House fires

House fires in Boynton Beach can leave property owners contending with what can feel like an insurmountable loss. From structural concerns to the presence of hazards like soot residues, odors are often among the lowest priorities on the list. Smoke odors, however, can be one of the most considerable challenges that even experienced restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team face. Because of this, our technicians have multiple strategies, tools, and products to get this job done.

Knowing the most effective approach for removing harsh odors after fire damage in Boynton Beach homes can save on restoration time and costs. If significant structural charring and burning have occurred, it is often prudent to begin deodorization efforts with debris removal. This task can help by removing remnants of building materials and other organic matter that can become concentrated points of odor damage. Even rudimentary debris removal, such as shoveling up piles of rubbish and ash, can reduce the severity of harsh scents.

Cleaning can often have a positive effect on present odors in the property after a fire loss as well. Our SERVPRO technicians have a broad range of potent cleaning products that can help to address smoke residues and oily soiling on surfaces. Wiping and foam cleaning are standard options for many of these cleaning agents. However, abrasive cleaning techniques like wet and dry media blasting can not only remove residues but also help to reduce present odors as well.

The reason direct deodorization is one of the final tasks of restoration and recovery is how reduced the severity of these conditions is through other mitigation tasks. With debris removal and abrasive cleaning of salvageable surfaces, we can noticeably reduce the overwhelming presence of smoke smells after a fire loss. Deodorization often involves the use of advanced tools and equipment, such as thermal foggers, hydroxyl generators, ozone machines, and air scrubbers.

No matter how severe a fire loss can become in your home, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can help you to overcome damaging aspects like noxious odors. We can make fire losses “Like it never even happened,” by calling (561) 413-9754.

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Why Quickly Removing Standing Water is Necessary to Minimize Damage to Boynton Beach Homes

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

carpet edge on hardwood floor When you experience a water loss event, removing the excess water is a priority. SERVPRO has the tools to remove the water from your home.

Removing Standing Surface Water Quickly in Boynton Beach Homes 

Successful restoration of a water loss incident in Boynton Beach homes depends on the premier equipment used by our SERVPRO professionals. We strive to provide the most efficient possible recovery of damaged property, and that is why We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Once we arrive at the water loss, we have a wide array of quality tools and equipment to get the situation under control. 

Water removal for Boynton Beach homes can utilize multiple extraction tools in our inventory. While standing water is one of the primary concerns after a substantial water loss incident like a burst pipe, this is not the only moisture and dampness that must get addressed. Regardless of the water damage to get removed from the premises, we have the appropriate tools for the task. 

Submersible Pumps 

When our SERVPRO team must contend with more than two inches of standing water in your residence, we can employ a variety of submersible pumps to help. Often the ideal solution is the electric submersible pump, as it can provide the longest discharge line without losing suction. However, some factors might encourage the use of our gas-powered trash pumps or engine-driven truck extractors. 

Weighted Extractors 

Specialty tools can help us to contend with saturated flooring materials like carpets by bringing moisture to the surface. The onboard vacuum can remove moisture from fibers and padding by using the weight of our technicians standing on the unit's extraction. 

Wands 

Wands can help to remove surface water when its height drops below two inches. At this point, submersible pumps are no longer practical removal tools, and wands connected to extractors can remove surface pooling as well as provide a more intricate moisture removal approach for carpets when the padding is to get removed. 

Water removal is an integral part of the mitigation service we offer damaged homes in the area after water loss incidents. Using different tools and techniques, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can make these losses, "Like it never even happened." Contact us today at (561) 413-9754. 

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We Get You Back In Business In Boynton Beach After A Water Damage Disaster

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Our air movers working on the carpet and area around it in this building We have state of the art air movers to handle drying tough water removal jobs. Call our professionals 24/7, we are here for you.

How Professionals Contain Boynton Beach Commercial Water Removal to Permit Business Operation

Every time a business in Boynton Beach faces a significant water loss, the damage can transcend the direct consequences of the water crisis. If you are unable to meet your customers’ needs as you struggle to get your head above water after the disaster, the situation can feel “lose/lose.” With our help not only to address the water removal and drying needs but also to adapt business operations to maintain continuity of customer services, the scenario can transform to “win/win.”

Fast Response with a Containment Commitment

We set the stage for success by arriving swiftly for Boynton Beach water removal. Prompt mitigation keeps the damage contained to the smallest space possible, preventing moisture from continuing to saturate building materials or move from the leak or break that caused the problem. Examples of mitigation are pumping and extracting fluids and shutting off supply lines. We work relentlessly to secure and contain the work area, using physical barriers to define and shield the spaces where our technicians and equipment toil. All necessary equipment and materials are stocked on our signature green trucks, avoiding delay in our response.

Advanced Equipment to Perfect Containment Systems

SERVPRO crews use a combination of existing structures and sturdy materials like conduit and 6-mil polyethylene to construct containment partitions. We employ negative pressure air scrubbing technology to seal the perimeter of active work sites inside your commercial space. Point of sale space, customer service phone banks, and production floors can all continue functioning outside of the water removal ground central. The HEPA filters of the air scrubbers remove any airborne contamination, a fist line strategy against malodors, or explosive mold growth resulting from lingering moisture.

Beating the Odds for Your Business Success

Statistics reveal that roughly 50 percent of businesses that close even temporarily due to water damage ultimately fail to reopen successfully. Because we understand how essential maintaining a viable and consistent presence is to your future success, we equalize the need to evacuate water fast with your ability to keep at least a portion of your commercial building open to your public.

The goods and services you provide customers create cash flow -- the lifeblood of your endeavor. Let SERVPRO of Boynton Beach balance rapid water removal with continuous maintenance of your brand. Call us at (561) 413-9754 to discuss opportunities to keep your operations going at least to a limited extent during recovery work.

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Mold Damage Remediation In Your Boynton Beach Home

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall Call us at (561) 413-9754 to set up a consultation today.

Why SERVPRO Goes Beyond with Our Boynton Beach Mold Damage Remediation

There are at least two ways to manage mold growth issues in your Boynton Beach home. Some residents wearily expect periodic flare-ups of mold issues given our yearly rainfall of twice the national average, and humidity measured over 70 percent year-round. They handle mold clean up as a routine maintenance task. This pessimistic viewpoint leads many homeowners to forego professional help. Our comprehensive approach to mold remediation can minimize recurrence, why our customers rely on our expertise.

Understanding the Anatomy of a Mold Outbreak
Mold damage in Boynton Beach is a frequent problem because of the moisture load potential in our homes. Mold spores are always present, awaiting the opportunity to absorb a bit of water to fuel their growth into rapidly multiplying colonies. Standing water, damp building materials or contents, and even interior relative humidity (RH) of over 60 percent contribute to mold growth when available for at least 24 to 48 hours. No mold remediation service can promise the removal of all spores. Nevertheless, our extensive knowledge of water damage and lingering moisture and humidity problems are why we can deliver not only the removal of a current outbreak but also strategies to limit future infestations. Moisture management is the key.

Expect a Thorough Inspection and On-Point Moisture Mitigation
Mold damage makes itself known with visible organisms and musty smells. What you cannot see with your eyes or evaluate through smell, however, also contributes to chronic mold problems. Our remediation crews arm themselves with knowledge gleaned from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework and on the job experience. The competence our managers and technicians have extends beyond mere mold remediation. We also are relentless moisture damage detectives, seeking out building materials both in the open and in cavities that retain enough water to feed mold. Our capability to remove water and dry out spaces is why SERVPRO’s mold remediation services offer a more sustainable outcome.

Humidity Hurdles Conquered
Excessive humidity poses a mold damage rebound opportunity. Our remediation services include practical advice on how to lower RH in your home permanently, why SERVPRO helps inhibit persistent regrowth. We recommend, among other things:

    •    Review of your air conditioning needs and the operation of your current system -- make sure sufficient dehumidification is occurring in balance with temperature reduction
    •    Consistent use of exhaust fans in spaces where we expect higher humidity -- kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, rooms with many houseplants

A moisture-management approach is why SERVPRO of Boynton Beach brings viable and long-lasting mold remediation results to our customers. Call us at (561) 413-9754 to set up a consultation today.

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Contact Our Rapid Response Team Right Away In Boynton Beach After A Flood

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

A row of our drying equipment in our warehouse We have the state of the art equipment necessary to clean up and restore your home after a flood disaster. Call us right away.

Removing Flooding from a Boynton Beach Residence

While Florida residents are no strangers to flooding in many parts of the state, they may be surprised at the cost that can accrue when flooding affects their homes. An inch of floodwater can cause as much as $20,000 worth of damage. On top of that, without thorough mitigation, flooding invites mold and other contaminants that can affect the cleanliness and safety of a structure.

If flooding has affected your Boynton Beach home, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are available to restore your home to a preloss condition. These professionals are prepared 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays, so that homeowners can benefit from cleanup that can begin quickly. Choosing this team for cleanup gives you access to certified professionals that have extensive experience in restoring homes after flooding-related disasters.

Meeting With Your Insurance Adjuster

  • When meeting with the adjuster, ask for identification. Make sure you have your insurance information, records, and policy number ready for use.
  • Communicate with the adjuster via email or in writing so that there are always written records available.
  • In the event of large claims, you can hire an independent public adjuster to work on your behalf to mediate the claim.
  • Once the adjuster is on your property, they can take measurements and photos, as well as take note of direct flood damages to your home. After that, they can provide you with a flood certification number and a suggested Proof of Loss based on what they found. 
  • Adjusters cannot approve or deny your claim, nor can they tell you if the insurer has approved your claim. File a claim for additional damages if necessary.

How SERVPRO Can Help

After a disaster occurs, SERVPRO technicians can come to your home with portable, back-mounted extractors to remove water from hard-to-reach areas. Submersible gas-powered sump pumps and truck-mounted pumps are also available for larger areas of water accumulation. Before drying can occur, technicians must thoroughly disinfect surfaces with EPA-registered antimicrobials to prevent the spread of bacteria and microbes through the air. 

After disinfection has occurred, surfaces can be prepared for drying. It is especially crucial to ensure that structural materials have adequate ventilation for the process. Substances like gypsum and cardboard in the interior layers of sheetrock can absorb moisture and deteriorate quickly without flood cuts or weep holes to facilitate drying. Air movers can be placed every 10 to 16 linear feet around the affected space at specific angles. 

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach can ensure your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Contact a rapid response team at (561) 413-9754 today.

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Mold Damage In Boynton Beach

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling When mold damage rears its ugly head, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754.

Mold Damage in Boynton Beach Homes (And What to Do About It)

Most people never consider that microscopic airborne mold spores are present both indoors and outdoors at all times unless you have air filtration and purification equipment running in your home. And even those devices are not 100% effective at eliminating the potential for mold damage in your house.

When conditions are right for germination, mold damage sets up rapidly in Boynton Beach homes. It spreads anywhere there is something organic to consume, such as sheetrock or wood-based materials (paper is a favorite).

Why SERVPRO
Mold infestations are not something that goes away on its own or with the application of home remedies such as vinegar and water or bleach. The technicians at SERVPRO have extensive training in the remediation of mold damage and how to halt the conditions favorable for the germination and growth of spores without the danger of spreading them during abatement.

Careful Removal of Damage Items
When sheetrock or items have mold, they have no potential for restoration and require removal and disposal. The techs carefully catalog each part of the remediation process, including items requiring discarding. They are careful to document the damage with photos and a detailed report so the homeowner can expedite the insurance claim if filing for a loss.

Determination of Cause
SERVPRO techs scope the property. If there hasn't been recent water damage or a known leak repaired, they locate the source of the mold-favorable conditions and recommend the course of action needed to the property owner. Common reasons are slow leaks from plumbing or hot water tanks. Attics are another place mold growth starts, and it can be from a hole in the roof or a malfunctioning exhaust system allowing the steam from showers in the home to get trapped in the attic rather than expelled.

When mold damage rears its ugly head, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754. The technicians have the equipment and experience to handle any size mold infestation and return your home to its pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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