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Why We're The Best In The Restoration Industry When Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Boynton Beach Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why We're The Best In The Restoration Industry When Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Boynton Beach Home SERVPRO has helped dozens of homeowners recover from the effects of fire damage and our highly experienced crews stand ready to respond 24/7.

How Rigorous Education And Training Helps SERVPRO Handle Fire Damage In Boynton Beach

SERVPRO continues to expand nationwide as we help communities like Boynton Beach tackle fire damage and other disasters with speed, professionalism, and expertise. Millions of people trust us to handle damage whenever and wherever it strikes their homes because they know our services bring them the most rapid and reliable care possible in the wake of a fire.

At the center of our success lies our technicians, who are thoroughly trained in everything they could be tasked to do and often even further than what we require. Here is a quick overview of what makes our crew members the best in the industry.

Thorough Mandatory Training
Every technician we send out to disasters including fire damage in Boynton Beach and surrounding communities is educated to a rigorous standard before being allowed to set foot on a customer's property. Our national training center trains new technicians year-round in damage restoration procedures as well as the science behind them. To pass, every one of them must pass a set of examinations and earn a set of certifications from the IICRC, an independent accrediting board for restoration specialists.

On-the-Job Learning
Once they complete their courses, our technicians are fully qualified to handle problems on their own, but we still take care always to pair them with more experienced crew members to ensure they have a guiding hand and learn at an accelerated rate. It is through their peers that SERVPRO technicians learn to become the best in the industry and handle damages at a standard far beyond what other agencies consider acceptable.

Optional Extra Courses
On top of all of their other training, our technicians all have the opportunity to attend optional high-level courses that educate them on cutting-edge restoration techniques and technology. We take great expense to afford our crews the opportunity to gain a mastery of their skills and stay on top of the newest developments and advancements in our field.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has helped dozens of homeowners recover from the effects of fire damage within the past few years alone, and our highly experienced crews stand ready to respond on a 24/7 basis. Contact us at (561) 413-9754.

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What Goes Into Our Flood Damage Restoration Process That Will Restore Your Boynton Beach Home

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Goes Into Our Flood Damage Restoration Process That Will Restore Your Boynton Beach Home Water can build up outside quickly and eventually force its way inside your house causing flood damage to occur.

Flood Damage Techs In Boynton Beach Talk About Issues That Can Occur After A Storm

If a violent storm ever strikes the Boynton Beach area, it can create a very frightening situation. Water can build up outside quickly and eventually force its way inside your house causing flood damage to occur. The number of claims resulting from storm-related damage has been on a steady climb for the last fifteen years. During the last 5 years, there have been over $1.2 billion in claims each year. The worst part is that flood damage is not covered under some homeowner's insurance policies.

The first thing to do once a storm hits is to make sure you and your family are safe. After the storm passes, it is then wise to call in SERVPRO's flood damage experts in Boynton Beach to assess the situation. As soon as our professionals receive your call, we show up and start by making sure your home is safe to occupy after the suffering the storm's wrath.

Once our SERVPRO team decides everything is safe and free of potential safety hazards, we inspect the entire home for problems. To determine if materials got wet or not we use specialized moisture sensors. If water comes in from the outside and gets in from lower door seals, then the carpet is usually the first item in your home to start absorbing moisture. If this is the case, we use our sensors and follow the wet carpet until we find a dry area.

In severe situations, the carpet may become so wet that it starts to delaminate. When this occurs, we remove the carpet and pad and focus on drying out the subfloor and other structural materials. To dry out subflooring, we use a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers to speed up the evaporation rate.

If the water gets deep inside your house, the drywall may start to soak up moisture. If the lower section of your wall covering material got saturated, then we may have to remove some of the drywall. If the wet area is only in the lower sections of the walls, then we can get away with just making a "flood cut" a foot or two up from the floor. If your home gets devastated by a vicious storm, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 any time of the day.

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Cracking the Mold Damage in a Boynton Home Code

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cracking the Mold Damage in a Boynton Home Code When leaks are allowed to continue for a long time, mold can develop in your home. Call SERVPRO for mitigation services.

How to Avoid Serious Effects of Mold Damage in Boynton

While odors and discoloration of surfaces are the two most disconcerting aspects of mold damage, infestations can cause other serious problems. For example, when left unaddressed for a long time, the hyphae can grow deep into organic materials such as wood compromising their strength. If such wood forms part of the structure's framing, a long-term infestation can lead to structural integrity issues in your Boynton home. Exposure to a moldy environment for a long time can also lead to some health problems.
 
Dealing with mold damage in Boynton before it develops fully is the best way to avoid serious problems. Actions like fixing leaks immediately after detection, and drying the property thoroughly when there is water intrusion help. However, severe mold infestations mostly originate in hidden spaces such as wall cavities or attics where it takes time before the early signs can be detected. When you suspect mold infestation, our SERVPRO technicians can help inspect your entire structure including the hidden spaces nipping the problem at the bud.
 
Mold can turn to a nagging problem that you have to deal with repeatedly if you fail to fix the root of the problem. Luckily, excess moisture fuels most mold infestations so locating the moisture source, or drying the property helps guarantee long-term results. If it is a case of flooding, extracting the water and removing porous materials should be enough. However, in case of a plumbing leak or other situations such as water leaching into the property from the ground, a lot more needs to be done.
 
Cleaning up residues from the mold growth is essential. Although mold spores are omnipresent allowing growth to happen anywhere the conditions are right, removing the residues helps ensure they do not spread to areas such as air ducts where they can cause long-term problems. Our SERVPRO technicians HEPA vacuum, or damp wipe the affected surfaces. When cleaning, we start from the top of the structure moving to the bottom because spores settle downward.
 
Taking the right action can help prevent long-term mold problems. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 to assist. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Fool-Proof Formula For Easy Fire And Smoke Damage Restoration In Your Boynton Beach Home

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Fool-Proof Formula For Easy Fire And Smoke Damage Restoration In Your Boynton Beach Home As traumatic as fire damages can feel in your home, knowing what to do to get the process started towards recovery is critical.

Overcoming Smoke Damage From A Fire In Your Boynton Beach Home

While there are many damaging effects that disasters can present to your Boynton Beach home, sometimes the secondary effects are even harder to face. That is often the case with a situation like a fire that affects a home, the primary effects are challenging to overcome, but the secondary effects make it hard to even be around the home throughout its restoration work.

As traumatic as fire damages can feel in your Boynton Beach home, knowing what to do to get the process started towards recovery is critical. From the moment that the first responders leave the scene and the fire has gotten successfully extinguished, you should take a few minutes to speak on the phone with your insurance provider about what you need to do next. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to get the evidence and estimate that your provider needs to file a claim, and then help you overcome the damages the house itself has sustained.

One of the things that many owners struggle the most with, in being around their house following a fire, is the odor. Smoke damages can thicken the atmosphere with a noxious scent that is challenging to stay around and can prove potentially harmful to your health in the right conditions. With an education in the use of personal protective equipment, our SERVPRO technicians can gear up and work to remove this foul-smelling presence in your home with the use of deodorizing equipment such as thermal foggers.

This process breaks apart the odor molecules with a dense, chemical fog from the machine. This chemical solution itself is odorless, making it a safe piece of equipment to use on carpets, fabrics, clothing, surfaces, and the open environment in affected areas to remove the smoke damage thoroughly.

Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach professionals can help you through every step of the process from meeting the needs of the insurance provider to expedite the claim to seeing the work through to completion and returning the restored home to you. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (561) 413-9754.

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Why Effective Water Damage Remediation is Always a Priority in Boynton Beach

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Effective Water Damage Remediation is Always a Priority in Boynton Beach When your toilet overflows, whether from a clog or broken parts, the damage ensues. Contact SERVPRO to dry out your home.

Broken Toilet Could Lead to Water Removal Needs in Your Boynton Beach Home

Sometimes the smallest of situations that occur in your Boynton Beach residence can have severe consequences. Fixtures within your bathroom like toilets offer the conveniences of modern living, but also pose an ever-present threat when wear and tear on supply lines and water piping lead to situations like breaks or disconnections. When you get posed with an emergency situation like this, professional restoration services can help you to limit the spread of the damage and return your home to preloss conditions.  

One of the most pressing concerns about a situation like this in your home, beyond the apparent need for water removal services in Boynton Beach, is how quickly the situation can spread to new areas of your home. If possible, you can shut down the supply of water to the fixtures or to the bathroom itself to help prevent more water continually flowing into the already affected area and making the situation worse. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to the emergency and help you to mitigate some of the potential loss that could have resulted, but also formulate a plan to return your home to the way it should be.

With a substantial water loss situation like this, our SERVPRO technicians often choose portable pumps on our truck-mounted equipment to extract the pooling water from the area quickly. We can fixate on moisture and dampness removal with the use of dehumidifiers and air movers once the bulk of the excess water has gotten removed from the area. This extraction also provides an opportunity to see what materials might have become irreparably damaged through oversaturation, or what areas require more concentrated drying efforts to preserve.

It might not seem as though a toilet could cause all that much damage to your home, but when a supply line disconnects or breaks, things can turn catastrophic quickly. In an emergency, you can always depend on our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach rapid response team to arrive quickly and work fast to reduce the effects of the disaster in your home. We are available 24/7 by calling (561) 413-9754.

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SERVPRO of Boynton Beach Leads the USS North Carolina Recovery After Hurricane Florence

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Boynton Beach Leads the USS North Carolina Recovery After Hurricane Florence SERVPRO of Boynton Beach Leads the Recovery Efforts at Iconic U.S.S. North Carolina After Hurricane Florence

When Hurricane Florence Hit North Carolina, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach Team Responded Quickly

Now that Hurricane Florence has ended, North Carolina residents are returning to the homes they were forced to evacuate to escape the extreme conditions that the storm presented. As life-threatening as the hurricane was and the devastation that it caused, the time has come to rebuild and restore these effects and move forward. While local crews are working around the clock to bring homes and businesses back to preloss conditions, these widespread disasters are more than these experienced crews can handle on their own.

Even before the damage had fully gotten assessed to North Carolina properties, our National Recovery team at our SERVPRO franchise was gearing up the convoy of vehicles to head North to aid those that needed our expertise at this trying time. Our current project would be the welcome center of the iconic docked battleship the U.S.S. North Carolina. This 13,000 square foot building suffered flooding throughout the whole structure when the roof failed as the hurricane passed through.

The National Recovery team that we dispatch from our SERVPRO franchise is one of only a handful in the country. We load up our industry-leading equipment and travel to wherever our expertise and experience is necessary, and this iconic building in North Carolina was where our journey continues in the disaster relief for the damaged Carolinas.

Even though we have the capacity and the personnel to dispatch a team of our experts to help recover properties lost to the hurricane, we remain dedicated to the communities we serve here in Florida as well. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach technicians to help you through any disaster that you face. Give our emergency response team a call whenever you need us at (561) 413-9754.

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The Real Truth Behind Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach

9/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Real Truth Behind Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach Your patrons expect a delicious meal and a wonderful ambiance. Contact SERVPRO should your restaurant be affected by mold.

Overcoming Mold Damage in Your Boynton Beach Restaurant

When you serve food to the public of Boynton Beach, many rules and regulations dictate guidelines for cleanliness, safety, health awareness and more. While you might focus the most on the experience for your patrons and ensuring that their entrees are ideal, maintaining the building is also a critical element to running a restaurant. When situations like mold arise, it requires immediate action.

While the mold damages in Boynton Beach that could occur to your restaurant might be bad enough, mold growth in your business could significantly impact your reputation and your ability to stay in compliance with health regulations. The source and cause of this mold can vary from place to place, but the action you should take remains the same: contact professional remediation services like our SERVPRO technicians.

One of the first things that a restaurant owner needs to think about is the impact that mold growth can have on the customers and employees entering the building. It is more widely understood than ever before that exposure to mold colonies can potentially cause health effects. This situation immediately takes you out of compliance for a safe environment for your employees or patrons, so getting the colony removed immediately is critical.

Not only is it a potential hazard to those who enter the building and get exposed to the colony, but it also can cause substantial damages to the contents of the affected areas such as furniture, flooring, walls, and other surfaces. As mold colonies spread, they feed on organic materials they use for the colonization efforts. This process degrades and erodes the material until our SERVPRO remediation specialists have no options but to use controlled demolition techniques and the material must get replaced entirely.

Running a business comes with a long list of stresses, but the discovery of mold growth in your business should inspire immediate action on your part. Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach applied microbial remediation technicians are part of our rapid response team that can show up quickly and helps to limit the spread of this colony while measures begin to remove this organism from the premises. Give our emergency team a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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How To Clean Ceilings And Walls During Fire Damage Restoration In Boynton Beach

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Clean Ceilings And Walls During Fire Damage Restoration In Boynton Beach It is vital to pretest for cleanability during fire damage restoration.

How To Clean Ceilings And Walls After A Fire

It is vital to pretest for cleanability during fire damage restoration. For example, the procedures we use when cleaning painted and unpainted surfaces are not the same. At the same time, some buildings may be having acoustical ceilings while some may be having different surfaces. It is the work of the restorer to choose the best cleaning procedure when attending to such issues in Boynton Beach.

There are three common procedures that our SERVPRO technicians use when cleaning walls and ceilings of most buildings in Boynton Beach during fire damage restoration. The first method is wet cleaning. We prefer this method when we are cleaning heavy soot residues or dry ash that is settling on painted wood ceilings or metal. The second technique is the dry cleaning sponge which we use when cleaning light-to-medium soiling that is resting on all types of ceilings. We use this method prior to employing the wet cleaning method, and it only addresses non-grease based soiling.

The third method is known as the peroxide active cleaning procedure. Our SERVPRO technicians prefer this method when cleaning nicotine and heavy tar soiling from non-porous, porous, and acoustical ceiling surfaces. If there are chances of dissolving the blown ceilings' coating by using aggressive wet cleaning methods, then this method is the best option.

Let us also look at the tips that our SERVPRO technicians adhere to when performing dry cleaning and wet cleaning procedures. When applying dry cleaning methods, we start from the ceiling region before going ahead to clean the walls. After cleaning the walls, we can then clean the floors. The idea is to avoid resoiling clean surfaces if we do the wiping from dirty regions. On the other hand, we start by cleaning the walls and then move to the ceiling when we are using wet cleaning procedures. By doing this, we make sure the cleaning agent does not drip onto a soiled area and cause streaking.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has the needed expertise and experience to handle both commercial and residential cleaning needs. Call us at (561) 413-9754 when you need to work with a trusted leader who offers proven restoration services.

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Residential Water Cleanup In Boynton Beach

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Residential Water Cleanup In Boynton Beach Homes can flood from a hurricane or other extreme weather incident, but most residential water problems result from failed plumbing issues.

Residential Water Cleanup

Boynton Beach homes can flood from a hurricane or other extreme weather incident, but most residential water problems result from failed plumbing issues. Removing the water and restoring each home can be simpler than when it floods from rainwater, but there can still be problems depending on how it entered the home.

Tasks needed to complete a Boynton Beach home water cleanup are different if the water came from an inlet pipe, a split hose, or most other plumbing issues. The water from these sources is considered clean, and SERVPRO team members can begin removing water from inside the home immediately.

If the water entered the home through a backed up toilet, a sewer line, or a damaged septic tank, then it is contaminated with human waste and is designated as ‘black’ water, which poses a health threat to everyone in the home. Technicians don protective gear to include rubber boots, protective suits, and masks or breathing gear depending on the extent of the contamination. Team members then spray the water and nearby surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to reduce the health risk.

As SERVPRO team members remove this water, they pump it directly into the nearest sewer access point for disposal. If there is no sewer system nearby, then they pump all contaminated water into a tank truck for storage and delivery to a water treatment facility.

With clean water, technicians can draw water out of the carpets and then lift them to facilitate drying and then reattach them. Usually, we recommend removing and replacing the carpet pad since it is more expensive to spend the labor hours attempting to dry one than it is to purchase a new pad.

When the water is contaminated, the team leader knows to remove the carpet and dispose of it immediately. There is no way to guarantee that cleaning the carpet results in a 100 percent success and the risk to residents is too great to attempt anything else.

After removing the carpet, team members clean the wood or concrete floors using an anti-bacterial cleaner to kill any contamination and then use either a water extraction wand or a long-handled squeegee to remove surface water.

These are just the first steps that SERVPRO of Boynton Beach takes to return your home to a clean, safe condition. If you are dealing with the results of a recent water incident, call our office at (561) 413-9754 with questions, or to schedule a visit. We are here for you.

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Options For Boynton Beach Residents To Properly Deal With Flood Damage

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Options For Boynton Beach Residents To Properly Deal With Flood Damage Those who have experienced flood damage know the kind of stress that such incidents bring along.

Flood Damage

Those who have experienced flood damage know the kind of stress that such incidents bring along. The worst thing is that the destruction gets worse as time goes by, which means the issues need much urgency. Since the Boynton Beach area is prone to heavy rains and storms, staying prepared and working with professionals can help in mitigating the damage.

Our SERVPRO technicians choose the appropriate equipment to remove water from your Boynton after a flood damage incident. Some of the extractors can remove standing water from floors, as well as clean your upholstery and carpets. When we are performing cleaning, we use all the components of a water extractor - vacuum system, heater, and pump. Otherwise, we mostly use the vacuum component during the mitigation process.

There are two categories of water extractors - truck mounted and portable extractors. We use the portable ones when removing water from areas with limited access, and their tank size is usually between 5 - 12 gallons, and have a water lift of around 140 inches. On the other hand, truck-mounted extractors are robust with a storage tank that ranges from 60 - 100+ gallons and have a water lift of between 185.71 - 198.98 inches.

The aggressiveness of the extraction tool is one of the factors that our SERVPRO technicians consider when choosing the equipment. The water can make the carpets to become weaker, which means aggressive extraction may lead to delamination. We usually use more massive devices when extracting water from heavy carpeting. We perform thorough extraction before we can use other drying techniques such as dehumidification. The use of pumps is also helpful during water extraction – though we first make sure there are no solid particles in the standing water.

Whether you are a commercial and residential property owner, you can rely on SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for water and fire damage restoration services. Call us today at (561) 413-9754 and allow us to restore your property to its preloss state professionally.

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