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

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

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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)

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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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Our Water Damage Experts Will Save Your Boynton Beach Home

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Removal in Boynton Beach You Can Count On

It is estimated that an average of 14,000 water-related incidents occurs every day. Everything from pipe leaks to appliance failures and other unexpected circumstances can do significant damage to a home by saturating surfaces and making them prone to microbe proliferation. Without professional mitigation, it can be stressful and costly for homeowners to deal with this alone.

If your Boynton Beach home requires rapid water removal, SERVPRO technicians can be at your home with the materials needed to tackle water damage in your residence. Whether you have a water leak in your attic or a damaged roof, technicians work closely with homeowners and insurance adjusters to ensure that everything is done with full transparency per the homeowner's insurance policy.

How Water Affects Insulation Materials
    •    Cellulose. This plant fiber-based insulation, commonly made of recycled newspaper, is an excellent option for eco-friendliness but can be difficult to clean and restore after water damage occurs.
    •    Fiberglass. This type of insulation, typically made from water and recycled glass, cannot absorb water to the degree that a plant-based insulation would. Even when exposed to water, it can remain structurally sound and functional, and in many cases, can be restored to its prior condition.
    •    Cotton. This plant fiber is very prone to moisture collection. Still, it is easier to dry than cellulose insulation and can be treated with the same techniques. Isolated affected areas can be removed, dried, and replaced with ease.
    •    Spray foam. Closed-cell spray foam insulation provides both an airtight seal and a barrier to moisture. While water cannot infiltrate this material, be sure to find and mitigate leaks before this moisture can reach other parts of the home.
    •    Foam board. This type of insulation is made from materials similar to what you can find in spray foam insulation. As a result, it is mostly impermeable to water but can still allow surrounding porous materials to be saturated instead.

How SERVPRO Saves the Day
One of the trickiest parts of restoring a water-damaged attic is dealing with insulation. Drying can be complicated by the insulation material used, as well as the presence of sheetrock, which may need demolishing if it is overly damaged. Structural components can be dried with desiccant dehumidifiers, and centrifugal air movers placed every 10 to 16 linear feet along the perimeter of the affected space.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is dedicated to leaving your home, “Like it never even happened.” For rapid disaster cleanup within hours of your call, contact a team at (561) 413-9754 today.

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Our Experts Discuss Mold Prevention And Remediation In Boynton Beach

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling No matter how we can help, give our team a call when you need us at (561) 413-9754.

Mold Prevention and Remediation for Boynton Beach Homes

Water loss incidents can often have a direct impact on the development of mold colonies in Boynton Beach residences. While spores exist naturally in almost every environment, the improper management of saturation and moisture can offer a food source to these microorganisms to sit and thrive into organic host materials. Some steps can get taken initially to help make surfaces and materials uninhabitable to mold development.

Cleaning products used by our SERVPRO professionals can help to regulate mold damage in Boynton Beach homes. Remediation tactics are often generally faster and more successful when preliminary steps have been taken to reduce the growth and spread of this organism. Microbes can be even more heightened and readily colonized in the immediate presence of bacteria and contaminants common after natural flooding scenarios.

How to proceed with the right cleaning and antimicrobial solution is vital to protecting your property from costly and destructive mold colonization. Not only are there multiple antimicrobial agents that we can utilize on structural elements, the structure itself, and even contents in the affected area, but there are also sporicides and disinfectants that can also eliminate spores on contact. The more uninhabitable that surfaces become to spreading mold colonization, the easier the organism ultimately becomes to remove with remediation tactics.

If our SERVPRO team arrives at a situation that has already gotten out of control, we must begin using our remediation approaches to contain the damage and to protect affected surfaces and contents as best we can. Once we have established containment barriers, our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can use approaches such as soda and media blasting, sanding, and even controlled demolition to remove unwanted colonies from the affected area.

Knowing how hazardous spreading mold colonization can become, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can arrive quickly to help. We can help to reduce the development of these colonies with the use of our potent sporicides and disinfectant/antimicrobial agents. No matter how we can help, give our team a call when you need us at (561) 413-9754.

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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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