How Crucial Is Professional Assistance After Fire Damage?
If you need a company you can trust, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach today for any of your fire damage remediation needs.
SERVPRO Focuses On Underlying Issues during Fire Restoration to Guarantee Boynton Beach Homeowners the Right Outcome.
Cleanup and other renovations are necessary after a fire incident affects your property. In case the damage seems minimal, you might be unsure whether to hire a professional restorer or rely on local solutions such as handymen. SERVPRO helps deliver convenient restoration services in Boynton Beach, eliminating any doubts you might have.
How different is fire restoration by a professional Boynton Beach firm?
Fire restoration takes more than fixing apparent issues such as the replacement of scorched materials and cleaning of affected areas. There might be hidden problems at the loss site, which can lead to problems in the future or even pose risks to anyone working at the site. Our SERVPRO technicians follow a comprehensive restoration approach that addresses all issues. The process involves steps such as:
- Assessing the degree of damage to materials
- Water removal or moisture management
- Isolation of unsafe areas
- Smoke and soot removal
What sort of assessment is necessary for fire damaged properties?
Although the effects of heat, smoke, and other combustion processes are readily identifiable, it is crucial to evaluate the loss site before starting the restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate issues such as:
- The depth of charring
- Residue spread patterns
- Moisture levels in different sections of the house
Evaluating the loss helps determine which areas to prioritize and the resources necessary to complete the renovation. The evaluation also reveals risky areas such as unstable sections of the structure that might collapse during restoration. Sufficient information helps our SERVPRO technicians tailor the restoration process to suit the conditions created by the fire incident, thus delivering better outcomes.
SERVPRO of Boynton Beach strives to fix fire damage, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (561) 413-9754 to help.
Does SERVPRO Use Environmentally Friendly Products to Clean Up Storm Damage?
Flooding is common in our area. Don't go it alone. Call SERVPRO for effective remediation.
Our EPA Approved Products Help Technicians Restore Homes in Boynton Beach While Protecting the Environment
Boynton Beach is a coastal town, and like all such cities, it is subject to flooding. With the sea-level rise increasing, the risk of flooding increases as well. When that happens, contaminated floodwaters come surging into local homes. Professional water damage restoration is recommended to help clean up the damage.
What is SERVPROXIDE?
Floodwater is highly contaminated with any number of biohazardous materials such as bacteria, chemical waste, and dirt. It can be challenging for technicians to mitigate flood damage in Boynton Beach homes. Many factors that impact the cleaning, including:
- Depth of the standing water
- Contaminants in the water
- Extent the residence is affected
- How quick remediation begins
At SERVPRO, we not only want to clean the home but do it safely as well. There are times harsh chemicals may be needed, but overall, our goal is to use the best non-toxic products we can. We have chemists who produce our products and can provide insight into non-typical uses as well, which includes using SERVPROXIDE.
SERVPROXIDE is a proprietary hospital-grade disinfectant that is EPA-registered. It is an antimicrobial that is a stabilized chlorine dioxide-based agent. We are proud to say it carries the EPA’s lowest toxicity rating. It dissipates quickly without a strong scent, making it perfect to use around those who are odor or chemical sensitive. As an antimicrobial, it is useful in cleaning surfaces impacted by floodwater.
Green Cleaning Products
You cannot find SERVPRO cleaning products at your local store as they are created for our company. Our technicians can provide Safety Data Sheets for any of our products, our customers who have questions.
SERVPRO® Industries, Inc. is a proud member of the EPA’s Design for Environment (EPA/DFE) initiative. We are pleased to provide flood damage cleanup with green products. Some of the green cleaning options available are:
- Carpet & Upholstery Green Clean –This product is biodegradable and pH neutral. It has no phosphates, dyes, fragrances, or solvents.
- All Surface Green Clean– Non-toxic and phosphate-free, it is also dye and fragrance-free. It is biodegradable and breaks down quickly.
- Window Green Clean– This is a volatile organic compound compliant that is rapidly biodegradable. Premixed with soft water, it doesn’t leave spots or streaks on the glass.
All of these products mean we can do our job and help keep our planet safe from the impact of harsh chemicals. Flood damage means a lot of cleaning, and SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is doing it right. Contact us at (661) 413-9754 for professional flood damage service.
When is Water Restoration Recommended in Boynton Beach?
You might not be able to avoid water incidents, but SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is there to help if they occur.
Water Damage Repair is More Successful the Quicker it Takes Place – Call SERVPRO to Your Boynton Beach Home As Soon As Possible
Whenever you have a water leak from an appliance, fixture, or piping, it may go on for a while without you noticing. If this happens, it can lead to immense damage that calls for professional intervention. If you suspect hidden water issues within your Boynton Beach home, the skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) from SERVPRO can get to the heart of the matter quickly. Waiting much longer brings the potential for increased secondary damage as well as exponential mold and mildew growth.
Knowing that you need water damage repair in Boynton Beach, you should never wait. SERVPRO can have a Green Fleet and skilled cleanup crews onsite and ready to go whenever you need us. We offer emergency water extraction and repair services seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to give you added peace of mind.
It is significant to note that some water incidents could be unavoidable, such as flooding from excessive rain. However, some water events can be stopped in their tracks by merely updating your water-run appliances, maintaining your plumbing, and doing scheduled checks.
What Happens if a Sudden Water Emergency Arises?
Until the time that skilled water damage technicians arrive at your property, it helps to have the water supply turned off to the incident zone. This keeps water from further flooding the entire space. If you are unsure of the easiest and safest way to turn off the water to that one location, you can try to shut off the incoming water supply to your home.
Some additional measures that may be helpful until our crew arrives include:
• Opening up windows to get airflow to the impacted area
• Trying to carefully ventilate the space to keep relative humidity levels low
• If possible, you can cordon off the water incident zone from other rooms in the house. You can do this by shutting doors, putting down a blanket or towel, and keeping family and pets from going in and out.
How Does SERVPRO Address the Mess?
When you contact us for water damage repair, we have skilled IICRC-certified technicians that handle the assessment and water extraction. We must remove all standing water to move into the phase of drying and dehumidification fully. Whenever possible, our goal is to restore versus replace, including cleaning and restoration of your furnishings, personal belongings, and any salvageable structural materials. Our technicians take the necessary time to assess each area within the impact zone so that we never leave any moisture behind. Hidden pockets of moisture hinder the cleanup process and leave the door open for microbial growth. In some situations, controlled demolition is necessary to remove damaged materials to be replaced by all-new materials.
Why Controlled Demolition?
Whenever water saturates building materials, there is always the chance that they become compromised. Soaked drywall, warping floorboards, and soggy insulation are all areas that can quickly get addressed with our controlled demolition practices. We work fast to ensure your interior is left “Like it never even happened,” so that your household can get back to your routine.
Some of the rebuilding services that we can take care of for you include:
• HVAC cleaning, sealing, and repair
• Drywall removal and new installation
• Repair of tile, linoleum, hardwood, and marble flooring
• Removal and replacement of insulation
• Carpet repair and new installation
• Painting, and more
How Does Drying Work During the Cleanup and Repair Process?
There may be water intrusion incidents where we have to perform pack-out services to store or clean your belongings off-site. This helps us to maneuver during the repair work and to utilize our drying and dehumidification equipment to their fullest potential. We use the latest Advanced Structural Drying (ASD) techniques, ensuring to look for water that may have migrated under flooring, behind walls, and baseboards. Our trucks come loaded with tools and equipment that allow us to achieve our goals fast, such as:
• Centrifugal air movers and industrial fans
• Moisture detection tools such as sensor, meters, and thermal imaging cameras
• Drying mats to help dry a broad range of flooring types
• The Injectidry system to handle moisture that seeped into tight spaces or behind walls
Once your cleanup and repair project is complete, there are some things that you can do to hopefully avoid such a catastrophe in the future, including:
• Inspections, checks, and maintenance of your water-run appliances and plumbing
• Updating water heaters and other appliances to help avoid breakdowns
• Noting any sudden changes in water pressure or your water bill
• Remaining mindful of any musty odors or discoloration that develops of walls or ceilings
You might not be able to avoid water incidents, but SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is there to help if they occur. Call us at (561) 413-9754, and we can send a team out as soon as possible to handle your water damage repair needs.
How Do Air Scrubbers Help With Mold Damage Cleanup In a Grocery Store?
Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage in your store.
Boynton Beach Shop Owners Need Mold Damage Remediation That Leaves The Air Fresh.
Grocery store owners in Boynton Beach know it is vital to have a safe, clean, and hygienic premises. Customers are less likely to buy their food from a food store that smells damp or looks unkempt.
If you need mold damage cleanup in your Boynton shop, the remediation team must remove spores from the air.
How do mold spores get into the air?
Mold spores are microscopic and can easily be borne on air currents. When you see mold growing in your business, you see something called a mycelium. Mycelium is a collection of tube-like fungus cells known as hyphae. Spores break off from the mycelium and:
- Drift through the air to other parts of your store
- Travel on staff members’ uniforms
- Attach to customers’ clothes and bags, and go home with them
Why is containing and removing spores so important?
It is not possible to altogether remove every trace of mold from your store. Because the spores are so small, more of them can come in from the outside at any time. However, removing as many spores as possible means:
- Cleaner air in your store
- Less chance for fungus to re-grow
- A fresher-smelling atmosphere
SERVPRO technicians will set up containment around the affected area to prevent further spores from escaping. Containment makes mold cleaning and air scrubbing more effective.
How does an air scrubber help?
An air scrubber will filter the air to remove spores. The unit sucks in air and passes it through a series of filters to clean it, before releasing it back into the room.
Air scrubbers capture mold spores that came loose during the cleanup process. SERVPRO uses air scrubbers with proper HEPA filtration, which means they can catch particles as small as 0.3 microns. HEPA filters are fine enough to catch mold spores, so they get trapped inside the machine and do not re-enter your store.
Some scrubbers also feature carbon filters, which help with odor control.
If you want your store to be Certified SERVPRO Cleaned, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754.
Can Flooding Damage Exterior Wall Systems in Boynton Beach?
Flooding on your property can cause many problems. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation and mitigation services for your property.
Flooding against the siding of your Boynton Beach home can damage wall system components and force water to the property's interior.
Flooding often occurs from violent weather events that introduce torrential rainfall or even hurricane-strength storms to the shores of Boynton Beach. With hard enough rains, catch basins and storm sewer systems can become overwhelmed by the influx of moving water, leaving homes nearby susceptible to forceful penetration of rising waters outside of a house.
To avoid a need for flood damage repair for Boynton Beach properties, many new construction projects gravitate toward the use of flood and water-resistant materials, especially for exterior wall systems. With conditions such as hydrostatic pressure and rapidly changing circumstances like water levels quickly rising, elements like siding can pull apart at the seams and corner channels, allowing direct access for flooding to reach otherwise sensitive wall materials.
What Components Might Require Replacement?
Once water exposure occurs, there is often little that can be done to dry and restore these affected materials as they are installed. The only suitable solution to reduce the spread of contaminants and keep the migration of floodwater to a minimum is to remove exposed structural elements, such as:
- Siding – As mentioned, direct contact with the force of flooding can remove and separate entire panels and channels of vinyl siding standard in constructing homes in the area.
- Insulation – Sheets of insulation have high porosity, allowing them to become saturated quickly and unusable. Our contractors can remove insulation and replace it after other reconstruction occurs.
- Plywood – Plywood and a thin sheet barrier are the next to become damaged by migrating flood damages. High permeance materials like wood can quickly absorb natural floodwater, and this potential contamination requires removal and replacement.
Because natural flooding can be so destructive to your residence's structural elements, it is vital to reach out to our restoration and reconstruction professionals on our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team as soon as possible. Give us a call today at (561) 413-9754.
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What Damaged Materials Could Require Replacement after Water Damage?
SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of water damage. Give us a call, we are available 24/7.
Water disasters are frequent for Boynton Beach homes, and our team can help through traditional restoration and controlled demolition/replacement when necessary.
Understanding the repair and reconstruction levels that often must accompany the restoration of water damages in Boynton Beach homes and businesses is critical to appreciate the scope of the recovery process. Many times, choosing a water restoration company only gives you access to restorers that can extract standing water and begin drying the property, but that is not the extent of what the structure needs. With our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team, you get experienced restorers alongside competent building trade professionals for repairs and rebuilding.
When you consider the extent of water damage repair that Boynton Beach homes often need after situations like a pipe burst, you must think of not just the damaged elements, but also accessing moist areas for efficient drying. Controlled demolition is a powerful tool in restoration and recovery, as this can provide our technicians immediate access to areas that require extraction and drying while giving our general contractors the space to repair damaged portions of the plumbing lines. Because utilities like the water lines are often hidden between the floors and walls, any plumbing concern can compromise several construction materials in the house.
Do Water Disasters Commonly Damage Walls?
While multiple areas of your residence can fall victim to substantial water losses, wall systems are often among the first grouping of construction materials to get damaged. Elements that make up entire wall systems are the closest to the bare or insulated water lines tucked neatly in the wall, so a break in one of these lines can thoroughly saturate these immediate structural components until you can turn the main supply of water off to the property. Wall systems are often comprised of four main elements:
- Wood Framing
While there are drying practices that can promote evaporative drying in wall cavities, the materials closest to the breach must often be removed to repair the waterline. These wall systems can get replaced entirely once the now exposed structural cavity gets dried with centrifugal air movers and positive pressure systems.
Do Floors Get Affected the Worst with Water Damage Losses?
Because of water’s natural tendency to pool along the ground surfaces, flooring material is often the most heavily exposed after a substantial loss incident. Standing water collects on flooring and can begin penetrating these materials immediately. While some elements are often nearly impermeable, most of the flooring in your home, such as carpeting and wood planks are vulnerable to absorption and subsequent degradation and deterioration.
- Carpeting – Carpets can begin to immediately absorb standing water and pose a substantial threat to subflooring material beneath the padding layer, which is often plywood or OSB board. Heavy saturation usually requires the removal of the carpet and padding to protect this underlying support.
- Wood Plank Flooring – The cellulose present in natural wood flooring can be a catalyst for water absorption that can allow for warping and distortion of planks. Our professionals can remove just the damaged planks to reduce the costs and time with replacing flooring.
- Tile – Ceramic tile is often among the most impermeable surface materials for water. However, when cracks and damage to the grouted joints already exist, water penetration can get underneath the tile and pop them loose.
How Do Ceiling Materials Become Damaged?
Since water lines can be stored between the first and second floors to make transitions to a second bathroom or other fixtures on this level, the potential for a break in these areas cannot be ruled out entirely. Spraying water or direct water flow can quickly overwhelm the exposed structural elements surrounding the waterline, such as the floor supports and cross beams for the second story and the drywall and insulation above the first story. It is often not challenging to identify when even a persistent leak on this line has developed, as drywall can quickly exhibit signs of oversaturation and damage such as bloating and swelling. Some signs that you can look for include:
- Sagging Surface Materials
Substantial water disasters in a residence require more than just our competent and knowledgeable restoration professionals to overcome. Our talented general contractors can help with repairs and build-back necessary for the property after water restoration and mitigation stages complete. You can count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team for mitigation and emergency services like controlled demolition and water line repair. Give us a call today at (561) 413-9754.
Why Should I Choose a Local Flood Removal Company in Boynton Beach?
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Integrity and Commitment to Our Community Are Just Two Reasons Why SERVPRO’s Highly-Qualified Team Stands Out When You Need Flood Removal in Boynton Beach
Hurricane and tropical storm season are in full force, exposing Boynton Beach homeowners to the torrential rains, high winds, and storm surge that combine to cause the potential devastation of your property. Also out in increased numbers are traveling representatives of non-local restoration companies, offering flood water removal services when you and your neighbors might be panicking and vulnerable to what seems like a “quick fix.”
What Are the Reasons to Choose a Local Rather than an Itinerant Flood Restoration Company?
When you desperately need help with flood removal in Boynton Beach, it is essential to control your emotions and hire a reputable local firm. No matter how altruistic the intentions of a mobile flood damage firm, it is best to rely on a contractor based in or near your city or town. Why go with our local team?
• You can verify our certifications and licenses
• You can research our reputation among friends, neighbors, family members, co-workers, and area business associations
• You can ask to view examples of our work
• You can be sure to know where our production facility is located and can easily contact our management team
• You can rest assured we are available today, tomorrow, and in the months and years to come if you have concerns about our services or need help again
Must I Wait in Line for Your Services?
We offer the local touch with the capacity to scale responses to meet the needs of you and neighboring residents and businesses. Our appreciation for the need for fast and dedicated service is why your SERVPRO collaborates with other jointly owned firms in the region and with a national network of highly-trained and experienced restoration companies. We intend to ensure we can provide the level of assistance needed and the oversight of our honest and committed management. We engage the crews and equipment inventories that meet or exceed our and the flood removal industry standards.
Flood removal needs fast and professional attention, why SERVPRO of Boynton Beach prepares and plans our response every hurricane season. Call us at (561) 413-9754 for a swift assessment and implementation of a professional restoration plan.
How Does Smoking Cause a Fire in a Boynton Beach Home?
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SERVPRO has the professional equipment and comprehensive training to restore Boynton Beach homes with fire damage
Although smoking-related fires have steadily declined since 2011, due in large part to the switch to vaping, also the adaptation of cigarettes that cease burning when not getting actively smoked. These types of fires can generate a high heat fire that leaves behind significant damage and smoke odors that need professional mitigation. For the best outcome, the cleanup should begin as soon as the first responders state it is safe to enter a Boynton Beach home. Some of the most common reasons are:
• Tossing a lit cigarette into a trash receptacle
• Falling asleep while smoking
• According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of two out of three home fires were started by children under the age of six playing with matches or lighters
How Can I Avoid Fire Damage in My Home From Smoking?
Using products that burn, leaves you open to the danger of fire damage in your Boynton Beach home. One of the critical elements is following basic safety rules if you choose to smoke by never smoking when you are tired, using alcohol, or in bed. Keeping matches and lighters out of reach of children is another smart move. Lastly, the installation of environmental monitors can catch rises in temperature before the smoke detector gets triggered when a fire starts.
Having a plan for what to do if a fire occurs in your home is crucial so that the mitigation efforts can begin without delay. Make a list of your essential documents, the number for SERVPRO, and a list of valuables that you want to get out of the house post-fire. If you are unable to enter your residence, the crew chief, when the restoration services team arrives, can retrieve anything you need from inside the house.
Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for assistance with fire damage restoration services. The certified and trained technicians can clean up and restore any size of smoke and fire damage to your home and contents.
What Should I Do If My Business Needs Mold Remediation?
When SERVPRO remediates mold, we always check for hidden growth.
Immediate Action Helps Boynton Beach Business with Mold Remediation
Boynton Beach Entrepreneurs know the importance of taking good care of their offices or warehouse. However, sometimes there are problems with commercial premises that are not immediately obvious. One such issue is mold growth.
Mold remediation helps Boynton Beach business owners deal with mold as soon as they spot the tell-tale problem signs. Mold can damage the structure of business premises, so it is important to call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach as quickly as possible. Mold needs immediate attention, and we are Faster To Any Size Disaster.
What are the signs of mold in a business?
Mold is insidious and can start growing without immediately being noticed. However, there are some tell-tale signs of the presence of mold, such as:
- Visible black mold growth on the walls or ceiling
- Peeling wallpaper can be a sign there is mold underneath
- If there is grout between the tiles in the staff bathrooms, you might notice the grout is darker than before
- The heating or air conditioning systems might smell fusty or strange. There is a pervasive damp moldy smell that does not seem to go away no matter how much you air the premises
What should I do if I detect mold in my business?
The most important thing to do if you suspect mold in your Boynton Beach commercial premises is to call SERVPRO. Our team members have the skill and equipment to deal with mold growth thoroughly. Speed is essential because mold is fast-growing and can spread rapidly.
You should also shut down your HVAC system and fans until after remediation is complete.
Finally, please stay out of affected areas if possible, and encourage staff to do the same.
Is there anything I should not do?
Some things can make a mold problem worse and are, therefore, best avoided. If you suspect mold, please do not:
- Attempt to wipe or clean the affected area yourself
- Touch or disturb the mold in any way
- Blow air across a surface that has visible mold growth
- Spray bleach on the affected surface
What does SERVPRO do to help with mold?
We train our SERVPRO technicians to carry out all aspects of mold remediation. We begin each visit with a thorough assessment of your property to draw up a plan of action that works for you. SERVPRO technicians know that mold can hide, so we use instruments like moisture meters and thermal hygrometers to measure dampness levels inside walls and under carpets.
We establish a containment area to keep mold spores contains. We use physical barriers to secure the affected area and access negative air machines to ensure the spores cannot escape into the rest of the building.
After we establish containment, we start the mold remediation process. We use a range of air scrubbers and robust filters to remove mold from the air. We also tackle mold on walls, floors, and furniture. In some cases, it is necessary to discard affected materials not to cause further mold spread. It is possible to clean affected materials to remove mold and help prevent its return.
If sections of carpet or drywall needs removing, you can rest assured that full restoration is part of our mold remediation process. We understand that your business cannot get back to normal if there is a missing carpet or a hole in the wall! That is why you can entrust us to take care of building restoration as needed to reopen your business quickly.
Our teams also take care of cleaning and deodorizing decorative items, curtains, clothes, and personal effects. We train our technicians to assess whether the items are salvageable. You can trust us to restore as much as possible and only dispose of personal property as a last resort.
What about bad smells?
Mold has an unpleasant odor, and of course, you want to get rid of those smells. Deodorization is an essential step in our mold remediation process. We equip our teams with a range of deodorizing pellets and formulas suitable for large areas and small individual items. We also have various thermal and ULV fogging equipment and air scrubbers at our disposal to thoroughly deodorize your premises.
If mold is left unhampered, it can spread quickly and wreak havoc with your business’ office or warehouse. We recommend being alert to signs of mold and calling us for help at the first sign of a problem. The faster we tackle mold, the less chance it can spread throughout your building.
If you are concerned about mold growth, give SERVPRO of Boynton Beach a call at (561) 413-9754.
How Do I Know My Flooring Needs Replacement After a Water Loss?
Water can quickly damage the flooring in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.
Absorption and saturation of flooring materials can weaken and destroy underlying support materials if not addressed quickly in your Boynton Beach home.
Standing water or surface moisture can be a considerable threat to your Boynton Beach home or condo. The longer that sensitive materials like carpeting or wood flooring remain exposed to water loss effects, the more potential damage and deterioration can result.
As a restoration team, we work to limit the amount of water damage repair in Boynton Beach properties as much as possible. Identifying the need for controlled demolition and reinstallation of flooring materials involves an intricate process to note the stage of water damage present. This is especially the case with wood plank flooring and other hardwoods, as the cellulose in these materials can quickly absorb standing water and leave moisture in one of three sequential phases:
- Surface Water – If only in this stage, efforts like extraction and drying along the surface can prevent the need for tearing out and replacing the flooring.
- Trapped Water – Once the water has penetrated the surface into the wood planks, it is considered trapped water. In this stage, efforts like floor mat drying systems can still remove this moisture.
- Bound Water – The final stage of water damage to wood flooring is when these molecules bond with the material and cause physical harm. At this point, traditional water restoration is impossible.
What Happens When Physical Damage Exists?
If bound water exists, you will begin to notice these signs along the wood planks' seams. Warping and distortion can indicate irreparable damages have occurred, and the only solution is removing damaged portions of the floor. Our in-house contractors can help with replacing this flooring when adequate drying approaches have completed.
Damaged flooring can be a challenge to address, but with a union of restoration technicians and general contractors on our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team, we can help. Give us a call today at (561) 413-9754.
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