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Call Our Professional Fire Damage Cleanup Team In Boynton Beach

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

An air scrubber in a home capturing small airborne particles after a fire We use an air scrubber with a filter called a HEPA that can capture small airborne particulates after a fire has effected the quality of your home.

Removing Fire Odor Damage In Your Boynton Beach Home

Removing the odor smoke leaves behind in your fire-damaged Boynton Beach home presents unique challenges for any restorer. It helps to find a technician who understands how odor molecules permeate a structure and which methods to use for lasting odor removal. 

To be more successful at removing fire odor damage from your Boynton Beach property, a technician needs to understand how customers perceive odors. The word “Odor” can describe both good and bad smells. Also, whether an odor smells good or bad is entirely in the mind of the individual. 

Odors – such as putrefying flesh – are typically considered unpleasant by everyone. However, other odors – such as gasoline or paint fumes – can be considered pleasant by some, or extremely offensive by others. An odor’s interpretation differs between individuals, and it is SERVPRO’s job to neutralize odors found in your home that you, the customer, find offensive. 

There may be airborne chemicals, gases, or tiny soot particles present that the mucous membranes in your nose and mouth absorb, sending messages through receptors to your brain. As odors reach the brain, your past experiences and impressions get applied to the situation, creating an interpretation as to whether the smell is good or bad. 

There is no such thing as a mechanical instrument, capable of detecting the presence of an odor or the intensity of an odor caused by fire damage. Therefore, SERVPRO technicians must depend on their noses to detect odors found in your home. Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) understand how heightened awareness can affect customers after an event. It helps us deal with two different types of odors – real and imagined.

  • Real Odor: is a sensation of smell caused by a real substance, where odor molecules interact with olfactory nerve cells in the nose. 
  • Imaginary or Psychological Odor: is what people think they smell. A particular set of circumstances or strong impressions that make you think you smell something that is not truly there. This phenomenon is called Phantosmia.

As you can imagine, the deodorization of unpleasant - real odors - is challenging enough. However, SERVPRO technicians work to neutralize both real and imaginary odors, providing you with total customer satisfaction after your restoration.

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for full-access to professional fire odor damage cleanup and restoration services throughout the area. (561) 413-9754

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Give Our Team A Call Today, We Will Restore Your Boynton Beach Shop

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

 Mold developed in the wall of the home Our technicians applied microbial remediation to the mold damage when it formed on this wall. We have the right tools to restore your property.

Mold Can Develop as You Wait for Drying in a Boynton Beach Shop

From storm loss incidents to water damages, many business owners choose the cheapest route possible to care for their Boynton Beach shop after a disaster. In these circumstances, your building and main shop level do not always get as dry as they could. While you fixate on removing any moisture and dampness from areas where you can expect customers to be, other areas do not get the same level of care or attention.

The results of inadequate or drawn-out drying of your business is mold damage in Boynton Beach shops. There are many reasons that microbial growth can be a hazard for your business, so it is crucial to respond quickly to the first signs of damage. Regular inspection of your shop floor and poorly ventilated areas of your business is a wise endeavor to stay ahead of telltale signs that mold colonization has started.

Another lingering threat that many business owners setting up shop along the coast might not be aware of is the higher humidity levels. With so many patrons walking along the beach every day and shuffling in and out of your small shop, the doors stay open as much as they get closed during the day. This open system welcomes in the moist air rolling in from the ocean and can have you battling a consistently higher relative humidity rate that could damage your goods or allow for mold growth.

If mold already exists, you should reach out to our SERVPRO team as quickly as possible. We have Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) that can protect your inventory, staff, and customers. We have effective remediation strategies that can remove colonies without causing considerable downtime for your business, such as soda blasting and sanding. Once you can remove the colonies from the main shop level, you can replace these wares in their original location to continue enticing the tourists and neighbors that happen upon your prime location.

Mold can threaten your business and your customers, so taking care of this situation immediately is critical to protect your reputation. Give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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Our Mold Damage Specialists Can Save Your Boynton Beach Home

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Let SERVPRO Perform Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach Homes

A variety of problems can affect homes in Boynton Beach. However, mold development is perhaps the most stubborn to manage. Mold colonies can grow inside or outside the structure. The infestation can also develop whether the property is occupied or vacant. Seeking help from a professional like SERVPRO can ease the restoration process in many ways.

Better Understanding of the Cause

Looking at mold damage incidents in Boynton Beach from the point of knowledge can help improve the restoration of the affected property, by solving current and future problems. The AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician certification our SERVPRO crews have, means they understand all issues associated with a mold infestation, including the omnipresence and microscopic nature of spores. Therefore, when we set out to restore your property, we aim to clean mold residues then eliminate the conditions that spark growth.

All the Equipment

Correct restoration of mold-damaged properties requires the use of a wide range of equipment, mostly because several steps are involved. Our crews have access to a variety of equipment and other resources. We bring plastic sheets, scaffolding, negative air machines, and HEPA filtered vacuums to the worksite. We also have air movers and dehumidifiers to help dry the property once we complete cleanup and other restoration steps.

Neutralizing Mold Colonies

Reaching all areas infested by the mold colonies is essential to the remediation process. Our SERVPRO technicians perform controlled demolition of walls and ceilings to remove affected porous materials like drywall and insulation, among others. Because the hyphae penetrate deep into the materials, we prefer removal over cleaning for lasting results. We clean hard surfaces through processes such as damp wiping using a professional cleaning agent with anti-microbial properties. Regular cleaning might not reach all nooks and crannies in the house. That is why we also use sporicides such as ozone and hydrogen peroxide, which have better reach. Both use free oxygen radicals to kill spores. Running an ozone machine in the property also helps eliminate the musty odor caused by mold.

You can get faster results and reduce the chances of recurrence when you involve a professional in mold remediation. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Wondering How to Make Your Fire Damage Situation in Boynton Beach a Success? Read This!

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged middle section of a home Dealing with the aftermath of a fire and subsequent fire damage can be quite difficult. Let SERVPRO help! Call right away.

After the Fire, the Fire and Odor Damage Removal Process in Boynton Beach

Fire damage is devastating and causes a tremendous loss for homeowners. The final step in the process is odor control once the restoration services complete.

SERVPRO technicians bring numerous applications to properties requiring fire and odor damage removal in Boynton Beach. No two fire loss scenes are alike, and each requires different methods to remove the odor effectively. 

Mild Odor Treatments

In some cases, after the removal of charred building materials and discarding of fire loss contents in the home, there are still residual smoke odors remaining. SERVPRO uses cleaners such as their exclusive Orange which leaves behind a fresh citrus scent, and the use of time-release gel pellets is another form of light odor control.

Testing Before Odor Control

Some types of odor control applications have the potential to degrade rubber or cause discoloration. Before performing any treatments, SERVPRO technicians test items before proceeding to ensure there are no potential issues. 

Professional Odor Removal Equipment

SERVPRO technicians have several different types of equipment to use on pungent fire odors that do not respond to hand cleaning or milder treatment methods. Tools such as hydroxyl generators are safe and neutralize airborne odor-causing molecules using UV (ultraviolet) light much like that emitted by the Sun. Thermal fogging is another solution technicians turn to for post-fire odor control. This application entails the use of an odor-neutralizing solvent heated to temperatures that cause it to become a heated fog. It behaves much like smoke did during the fire and quickly penetrates porous objects and gets rid of deeply entrenched odors. 

Prepping for Reconstruction

Before any reconstruction occurs in a property, technicians ensure that there is an odor-free base to build upon. Painted surfaces may appear clean but still emit odors. If other odor control methods are not successful in eradicating odors, an application of sealant inhibits any further smoke odors. 

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for help with fire and odor removal. The certified technicians have the equipment and skills to make the fire loss in your home "Like it never even happened."

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Mold Damage to Your Boynton Beach Restaurant

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

water damage caused a mold infestation on a wall Mold growth may be almost impossible to handle without the right tools and training.

Make Use of Professional Services to Help with Mold Damages to Boynton Beach Restaurants

As hurricane Dorian sweeps through the country, business owners everywhere are facing the trials of water and mold damage, often for the first time. While fungal spores could become a disaster for your restaurant if you allow them to grow and spread, certified mold remediation companies like SERVPRO exist to make sure that your location receives fast, non-intrusive, and regulation-compliant services before they lose too much business.

How We Can Help
Every hurricane puts us on high alert to respond to local Boynton Beach restaurants with mold damage and other storm-related damages. Our professionals are ready 24/7. We can send out emergency response crews as fast as possible after the disaster and help as many people as possible. Within a couple of hours, our inspectors arrive on-site with moisture detection tools to help them evaluate the situation and determine what equipment we need to bring out. Depending on the severity of your mold situation and the extent to which the fungus has grown, we may utilize a variety of sanitizing and cleaning techniques such as UV ray sterilization and dry ice blasting to remove dead patches of growth from your walls.

Why Get Help?
Mold growth may be almost impossible to handle without the right tools and training. Leaving small patches of live spores can lead to continued growth and further damage to the building. Additionally, some mold species can cause health effects, so it is crucial to bring in certified restoration technicians like those employed by SERVPRO that know how to stay safe when removing mold from the property. Trying to deal with the issue on your own could lead to hefty fines from local inspection agencies and potential lawsuits if anyone incurs adverse health effects related to the mold growth.

Do not let mold problems get out of hand at your business. SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has years of experience helping local restaurants and service sector businesses to remove water and mold growth from their premises through timely and cost-effective restorations. Call us at (561) 413-9754 for emergency services or a quote.

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Disaster Relief after a Hurricane Hits Boynton Beach

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Atlantic Ocean and beach with two blue cabanas When storms are brewing in the Atlantic, you can count on SERVPRO to be prepared for all your water damage needs.

When storm damage occurs to your property, SERVPRO is Here to Help

While Dorian did not strike the Boynton Beach coastline with the ferocity and destructive force that it was brewing in the days before making landfall, it still bore enough strength and speed to damage many homes and businesses within our region. Our professionals have always had a mindset to stay ready and prepared for severe weather events that could occur. When Dorian was approaching our coasts, we had our team prepared for the worst that Mother Nature could deliver.

Our storm relief crew is one of the most active divisions of our SERVPRO team. Water and hurricane damage in Boynton Beach has nearly our entire roster working around the clock to address structural concerns, flooding, and other water loss effects in individual properties. Resources can get strained during these times where widespread natural disasters damage hundreds of properties, but our team of professionals can help those that choose to trust our experience and expertise. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we have been working for decades securing your confidence in our restoration process and our presence in the community during a crisis.

Structural concerns are one of the most pressing concerns for our professionals when storms slam into our shoreline. Many of the houses and businesses that depend on us are directly along the coast, which can put them in the worst position when powerful systems enter from the Atlantic Ocean. We can help our customers to secure construction assistance, at least temporary repairs so that our mitigation efforts can begin. Without correcting breaches in your home’s exterior, our drying and recovery efforts can continually get negated.

Drying out your home is another priority of our SERVPRO team when we first arrive. We have hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers, and when combined with our extensive inventory of extraction machines, we can address the water removal and the drying necessary in multiple homes simultaneously.

Flood loss is one of the hardest obstacles for homeowners to overcome after a hurricane, but our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can help you however you need. You can depend on our fast response and the industry-leading equipment and practices that we use. We can make any loss situation “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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Our Professionals Will Restore Your Boynton Beach Home After A Flood

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

A room damaged by a flood, showing the water line and the sediment left on the furniture We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why You Need Professional Flood Damage Cleanup In Boynton Beach

They say the tradeoff for the beautiful sunshine in Florida is the wild weather, including the threat of flood damage. Intense storms, high winds from hurricanes and tropical stores happen, and according to the organization, States at Risk Florida has approximately 3.5 million people with a risk of coastal flooding.

When SERVPRO handles flood damage cleanup in Boynton Beach homes, the technicians arrive soon after the initial call. The team members scope for paths of water migration using visual observation as well as specialized equipment, so they do not miss any areas in the home that require extraction.

Groundwater Causes More Loss
Water causes damage and floodwater is among the most damaging due to the potential for chemicals, toxins, even sewage that gets picked up along the way before it enters a home. Nearly any item saturated by floodwater is generally a loss. In many types of water damage situations, carpeting has restoration potential. In this type of home disaster, the technicians detach the carpet, and it is cut into strips and disposed of due to the inability to restore it to sanitary standards for in-home use.

Avoid Contact with Flood Water
Until SERVPRO technicians test the water, homeowners should not allow the water to come into contact with skin and may be advised to stay off-property until the completion of mitigation efforts. When only a portion of a residence has water damage, it is a good idea to close off the water loss area from the rest of the home to stop cross-contamination.

Special Attention Needed for All Types of Flooring
After prolonged exposure to water, tile tends to delaminate and requires removal. Technicians scope the subfloor with moisture detection equipment to learn if water migrated into the subfloor. In cases it has, SERVPRO technicians use controlled demolition for clean removal.

When your home requires flood damage cleanup contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754, whether you have a small space or a property-wide water loss, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage Specialists In Boynton Beach Talk About Cleaning Appliances

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen with soot on appliances and cabinets with ceiling burned away SERVPRO will get you back to better than normal after your fire damage in Boynton Beach.

Let us show you the way to get your items looking brand new after your Boynton Beach Fire.

The most common place for something to burn inside your Boynton Beach house is inside your kitchen. Cooking is the number one activity that causes fire damage to commercial and residential structures. Even small fires can cause excessive smoke, which can create soils and soot residues. When smoke is present in your kitchen, many surfaces can get affected by soot, including your appliances. Cleaning appliances can be tricky, depending on the type of residue present.

Most appliances have hard surfaces, so our SERVPRO technicians clean them similar to how they clean furniture. During fire damage restoration in Boynton Beach, we can wet clean and polish many of your affected surfaces. When any surface gets affected the best cleaning method varies. Most appliances have surfaces made of metal, paint, glass, plastic, composite materials, and Formica. All of these substances are hard and non-porous so that water-based cleaning detergents can be used. When cleaning light smoke residue from the surface of most appliances, we can use a wall and all-surface cleaner or a glass cleaning detergent.

If the soot residues are thick and difficult to remove, our SERVPRO team can use other stronger detergents for cleaning. One way we can clean strong, greasy residues is to increase the alkalinity of the detergent. To do this, we can add an industrial cleaner or Fire Star to the all-surface cleaning solution. The high-alkaline chemicals help the base detergent better cut through heavy soils.

Many of the appliances in your home have polished surfaces. Due to the high alkalinity of industrial cleaners, they can ruin the shiny surfaces if too much of the detergent is left on the metal. After we clean surfaces with any heavy-duty cleaners, we always rinse the cleaned surface thoroughly.

Another option we can use for aggressive cleaning is Wood Creme Paste. This paste also can help remove the yellowish discoloration your appliances can receive when heated. When using the paste, we apply it to the affected area and then let it sit on your appliance for two to three minutes. Then, we take a steel wool scrubber to agitate the affected area making sure to keep the surface well lubricated to prevent any scratching. After all of the soiled areas have been scrubbed with the paste we then polish them clean with a paper towel.

If you ever have an inferno start inside your Florida home, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at  (561) 413-9754 because we can restore your home to the way it was before "Like it never even happened."

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How To Avoid Water Damage In Your Boynton Beach Rental Home

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

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Watch Out For These Water Damages To Boynton Beach Rental Homes

Overlooking water damages to your rental property can decrease your reputation in the eyes of potential clients and, in the long term, potentially lower the rates you can charge reliably. Having a safe and clean environment to live and stay in is paramount for most renters, and without careful attention to water damages on your property, they may feel that these basic needs are unaddressed. Stay on the lookout for these slower and less-obvious water damages that may happen to your rental property.

Leaks
Leaking faucets, pipes, and appliances can all cause substantial water damage to Boynton Beach rental homes. Any water source introduced in a place where it does not belong is liable to cause extensive damages, and most leaks happen where you're least likely to check for them. Moisture behind an appliance or a damp spot on the wood beneath your sink may be the only signs you have that anything is wrong when going through and inspecting the property. Identifying any unusual areas of moisture in the building is a good way to identify and patch up leaks before they develop into substantially larger problems.

Storm Damage
You never know when a renter may leave open a window and allow rain to pour in during a storm. Or, the window might be left open just a crack, allowing more and more rain to flow in as the days and weeks go by. These situations, while unfortunate and frustrating to deal with, are often not terribly difficult problems for a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, so call us in as soon as possible after the incident, and we should be able to dry out the area and prevent most of the expensive damages from happening.

Mold Growth
The growth of mold colonies in your property is a great way to not only see a rapid drop in interest and favorability from clients but also to potentially incur some hefty fines for health code violations. A professional company like SERVPRO should always handle mold in the home, or else you could end up making the issue worse by spreading spores around the entire property. Look out for any fuzzy patches of discoloration or unusual white spots on your walls - these may be critical signs of a potential mold problem and should be dealt with before things get any worse.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach stays ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to local disasters and emergencies. Call us at (561) 413-9754 for our services or a quote.

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Boynton Beach Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Storm Damage Restoration Services

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

A Flood cut in Boynton Beach to Mitigate Damage and Repairs--Done Right by SERVPRO

What Can be Saved after Flood Damage in your Boynton Beach Home?

Finding your entire home, or several rooms covered in floodwaters creates a sense of loss immediately. Flooding causes a wide range of damages due to moisture action, microbial growth and contamination, especially when involving groundwater. Several items and building materials have to be thrown away after the incident, but it is also possible to save some. A professional flood damage restorer can help identify salvageable items immediately and take the necessary steps to restore them.

Saving Furniture
The loss of furniture items can add up the costs involved significantly. Salvaging upholstered items after flood damage in your Boynton Beach home is not always possible because of the clothing and other porous materials, which can retain contamination even after a thorough cleaning. Solid wood items, on the other hand, are salvageable. They only require sanitization and refinishing where necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians also ensure they dry in a controlled environment to prevent warping, cracking, and other physical damages.

What You Can Save on the Floor
The impact of flooding on floor materials is also substantial, considering they are submerged partially or fully during the incident. The heavily porous items such as carpets are unsalvageable because of the risk of contamination. Laminate floors are also unsalvageable because they swell quickly after absorbing water. It is possible to salvage hardwood flooring through quick action and the use of specialized techniques. Our SERVPRO technicians use high-efficiency equipment to extract standing water over the floor then use drying chambers for controlled drying. Among the equipment that helps us achieve this, includes:
Truck-mounted water extractors
Pressure washers
Drying mats
Injecti-dry system

What You Can Save on the Walls
Flooding also causes considerable damage to the walls. The damage affects submerged areas as well as elevated areas due to wicking water. Salvaging materials such as drywall and plaster is not possible once soaked. Our SERVPRO technicians make a flood cut a couple of inches above the water line to remove only the wet sections, saving the rest. It is also possible to save the frames and other structural supports through thorough cleaning and drying.  

Sanitizing, Deodorizing, and Disinfecting
The microorganisms that are always present in groundwater can be innocuous or can be harmful. Precautions during water removal, drying, and restoring the flood-damaged areas to preloss condition, when possible, often require patient, professionalism, and the right equipment. We strive to restore rather than replace structural materials, contents, and personal items.

Working with a professional flood mitigation team helps in many ways. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 to assist you. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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