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How Does SERVPRO Protect Inventory from Your Fire Damaged Boynton Beach Store?

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

sticky notes with 'we can help' written on the top sitting on wooden table Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach rapid response team can help.

Pack-Outs Protect the Stock in Your Boynton Beach Store from Soot

When your Boynton Beach store falls victim to the unpredictability of fire, you can deal with many damaging effects that need to get addressed immediately. As pressing as structural integrity concerns might be, not all fires damage the building materials' structural integrity. In many situations, sprinklers or fire extinguishers can stop the fire quickly where it started, but there are still spreading effects like soot and smoke residues that must get cleaned. 

You have a large volume of foot traffic to consider when your Boynton Beach store is affected by fire damage like soot. While soot does not pose significant health threats, it can leave your store's stock and contents at risk for irreparable damage and staining. Removing this residue should be left to trained professionals with the appropriate advanced equipment to quickly and efficiently clean up the affected areas, making our SERVPRO professionals a wise choice. 

Soot and smoke residues can spread out far from the combustion site, putting areas and contents of your property at risk that were not immediately involved in the fire. Our professionals can arrive quickly to set up containment barriers to prevent the spread of smoke and soot effects throughout your store and reduce the overall damage that occurs while we get started on the cleanup. 

Our contents department can safely pack these items up in an empty production vehicle that we bring for the items and stock throughout your store affected or at risk for soot and smoke residue exposure. They get safely transported to a nearby facility so that our SERVPRO team can carefully clean, deodorize, and store them until they can safely return to your full restored business. 

When you think of the high volume of traffic that your business can receive over a single day, you realize how vital it is to get the right professional assistance to get your doors back open promptly. Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach's rapid response team can help. Give our experts a call anytime you need us at (561) 413-9754.

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My Sink Leaked in my Boynton Beach Home! How Do I Repair Water Damage in the Build-In Cabinets?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room parquet floor in a house SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is an excellent resource for the residents of our community who are experiencing water damage.

Call SERVPRO for Innovative Strategies to Address Water Damage Repair in Confined Spaces in Your Boynton Beach Condo

The high-end cabinetry in your Boynton Beach kitchen hides more than your cleaning supplies and the supply and waste pipes for your sink, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. A stubbornly reappearing puddle at your feet as you use the tap was bothering you, and you finally determined a leak in the under-sink plumbing is the culprit. Now you have quite a mess on your hands, as water built up under the cabinets and needs release and the materials need repair.

Can I Just Open Up the Doors and Let the Cabinet Air Out?

The chances of the wet spaces under your sink and cabinets drying out without intervention are unlikely, so finding help with water damage repair in Boynton Beach is crucial. If the apparent leak was preceded by seepage for days or weeks beforehand, substantial harm to the floor and fixtures is predictable. Issues could include:

    •    Wet subfloor and wall behind the cabinet
    •    Deterioration of the cabinet itself
    •    Mold growth

Is It Necessary to Rip Out the Cabinet to Inspect and Remedy the Damage?

SERVPRO technicians always consider the least invasive and disruption actions to get the job done. When scoping the situation, we use moisture detectors and meters to pinpoint the area with wet materials and possibly standing water. We check out the construction of the cabinet to see if technicians can take apart sections to permit access. The part of a cabinet called a toe-kick, the recessed barrier at toe level can often pry out, allowing us to insert portable extraction wands for water removal. With toe-kicks displaced, we can direct the flow of air movers and position dehumidifiers to the best advantage to dry the water damaged space.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is an excellent resource for the residents of our community who are experiencing water damage. Call us at (561) 413-9754 for an evaluation of the problem and a plan to remedy it.

What are the Options for Boynton Beach Residents to Properly Deal With Flood Damage?

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

Water invading living room; chair floating 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.

Equipment SERVPRO Uses to Remove Floodwater in Boynton Beach

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.

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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Who Should You Call for Water Damage Restoration in Boynton Beach?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Water pouring from ceiling in room Any time a pipe breaks inside your building, it is likely that damage occurs.

SERVPRPO is THE Water Damage Specialists in Boynton Beach

As the years go by, things inside your house tend to wear and problems eventually happen. One day it is possible that a pipe breaks inside your Boynton Beach bathroom. Any time a pipe breaks inside your building, it is likely that damage occurs. 

Unwanted moisture inside your home is never a good thing. If you come back to a flood inside your structure one day, it is wise to call SERVPRO's water damage experts in Boynton Beach. Often when water gets into your bathroom, building materials and contents get ruined. 

Whenever remediating a problem with water, our technicians at SERVPRO carefully follow strict guidelines set by the IICRC. When our team first comes in, they make sure the area is safe. We put up warning signs and make sure there are no hazards in the work area. No work at the site begins until the area gets deemed safe for workers and occupants. 

If the water source is clean, we follow different procedures than if the water has a high contamination level. If the moisture came about as a result of a pipe break in your bathroom, then most likely, the water is clean. In many situations, clean water or category 1 water issues get remediated without discarding building materials or contents. 

Often, the moisture gets dried out back to normal conditions, and nothing gets removed and replaced. Our restoration crew starts the process by moving all furniture out of the way so that nothing inside the home receives secondary damage. Then any furniture in the area gets put up on foam blocks so that air flows underneath it. 

Next, the extraction process begins. Our experts extract any water inside the carpet, on hard surface floors, or inside the upholstery. We work hard on removing water from your furniture so that no stains occur. 

Next, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers inside your restroom in a certain way so that moisture gets dried out of contents and building materials. We test the temperature, relative humidity, and moisture content in walls and other surfaces to create the ideal conditions for drying. Our crew takes readings every day and moves equipment around until normal moisture levels exist. 

We are IICRC certified and skilled when it comes to mitigating water-related problems. If you have unwanted moisture inside your dwelling, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for assistance any hour of the day and every day of the week. 

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Should I Wait Till Regular Business Hours to Get an Inspection of Flood Damage in Boynton Beach?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded Your decision to place your confidence in SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for storm-related flood damage restoration is well-founded.

It is Crucial to Arrange for Flood Damage Assessment Fast--That Is Why SERVPRO Answers Inquires 24/7 at Our Boynton Beach Number

The tropical storm and hurricane season is on the rise in Boynton Beach. The chance of significant damage to our community members' homes is well-known to our team, so we are prepared to react rapidly when you reach out for help. Our commitment to the residents of our region is genuine and sincere. We have the resources available to scale up our response, so no one needs to wait for assistance. When we say we answer your call 24/7, believe it.

Why Is an Immediate Response to Flood Damage Crucial?

Water is a corrosive substance on its own, but when the contaminants carried in during flood damage your Boynton Beach home, the urgency for removal heightens. When heavy rains and high winds batter your home, overland flooding from the collected precipitation intrudes into lower levels and the foundation of your home. Crawl spaces can now overflow with industrial waste, lawn chemicals, sewage, and storm surge.

Can Flood Water Be Drained from My Foundation?

The word "drain" is less active than the process SERVPRO chooses to employ to remove flooding from your crawl space. Water eventually recedes or evaporates, but that is not an adequate solution. Left alone, the mixture can damage structure and insulation, breeding waves of pathogens, and molds. We take the initiative and use:

    •    Submersible pumps for water deeper than a couple of inches--if a substantial amount of debris is in the water, we make sure to use trash pumps that can manage the extra load
    •    Extractors--truck-mounted if electricity is disconnected

Your decision to place your confidence in SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for storm-related flood damage restoration is well-founded. One call to (561) 413-9754 day or night gets you access to the professional help you need to return your home to preloss condition.

Can I Prevent Water Damage After Water Spills in my Boynton Beach Office?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Faster Response From SERVPRO Can Help You Stop Most Problems That Develop After Water Loss Incidents

Most people consider water damage as something you can only prevent if a water spill is yet to happen. Once the water spills, it is a question of repairing the resultant damages. However, since water damage is instantaneous in some materials, and in others, it takes time, the correct response can help prevent some forms of damage. SERVPRO is ready to offer assistance 24 hours a day in case any Boynton Beach property is affected.

How do I tell whether it is possible to prevent damages?

Before you think of prevention, you should have an idea, what kind of water damage is likely to affect your Boynton Beach office after a water spill incident. A wide range of intricacies can emerge depending on the materials you have in the affected areas, the source of water, and the amount of water spilled, among other factors.

There are different classifications of damages that can happen. One useful classification when you are thinking of prevention is a time-based one, which identifies damages that happen within minutes, hours, days, and weeks. Most of the damages that happen within minutes are hard to prevent and may include:

  • Absorption of water by porous materials 
  • Matting or smudging of inks in paper products
  • Transfer of soils as the water flows

The advantage, though, is that most of the instantaneous water damages are easier to address. For instance, cleaning can restore most of the soiled areas, while water extraction and drying help restore wet materials. A quick response can help prevent the damages that happen after hours of exposure to the spilled water. Typical examples include:

  • Swelling of materials such as wood or material finishes
  • Tarnishing of uncoated metals
  • Development of odors
  • Deterioration of drywall and other composites

What can help prevent such damages?

Since moisture migration is the main driving force behind most damages, stopping it can help prevent most of the damages. Our SERVPRO technicians take several steps to limit moisture migration, starting with expediting water extraction of any standing water within the office premises.  We handle extraction on regular surfaces such as tiles or porous ones such as carpets, which tend to hold water because we have sophisticated water removal equipment, including ride-on extractors and weighted water claws. 

Another solution is to move items from the affected area. Our technicians can disassemble fixed cabinets and remove carpets for offsite cleaning and drying. We also move other items, such as portable cabinets and furniture. Move outs help protect the materials from the water pooling on surfaces and the higher humidity levels within the facility.

Can I still prevent damages a day later?

Sometimes the loss might happen when no one is around to take remedial action. For instance, a pipe can burst in the middle of the night or during weekends or public holidays when everyone is away from the office. The discovery of the leak might happen several hours or even days later. At such a point, many damages are already underway, but the right response can still prevent further deterioration. Typical damages that take days to manifest, include:

  • Irreversible swelling, splitting or warping of wood
  • Mold development and deterioration of indoor air quality
  • Rusting and other malfunctions in electronic components
  • Clean water loss turns to greywater loss

Our SERVPRO technicians can help you prevent some of the extreme damages. For instance, when we arrive at the loss site a day later, we can utilize advanced drying procedures such as using drying mats to remove water below wooden floorboards preventing buckling or other permanent damages. We also use drying chambers to regulate the drying pace preventing the wood from splitting.

Setting up dehumidifiers in the facility, and turning on the heat helps regulate humidity levels and temperature, which can protect internal components in electronics from further damage before professional checks. Damage mostly happens when internal components rust. Reducing humidity levels minimizes the moisture that reaches internal components, while heating keeps them from cooling to the dew point, thus keeping rust at bay.

Restoring damages is also essential if it takes several hours or days to discover a water spill. Our technicians help demolish walls to remove deteriorated wall panels, insulation, or ceiling tiles. We clean surfaces and apply antimicrobial agents to stop any mold development. Deodorization, either by mixing deodorizing agents with the cleaning solutions or by spraying it on surfaces after cleaning, helps address bad odor.

With assistance from SERVPRO of Boynton Beach, several options are available to help you minimize water damage. Call us at (561) 413-9754 to help. We are available 24/7.

Who Can Restore My Kitchen After a Cooking Fire?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen on fire Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include fire damage. Contact SERVPRO right away. We are always available.

SERVPRO Techs Offer Emergency-Response Fire Damage Mitigation for Boynton Beach Residents

Cooking fires are the number one cause of residential structure fires in the US each year. Whether a roast ignites in the oven or a saute plan goes up in flames unexpectedly, this type of disaster can leave unpleasant odors and corrosive residues on top of the damage to your home and belonging.

When kitchen fire damage in your Boynton Beach condo requires mitigation, SERVPRO is a phone call away from returning your property to a preloss state. This Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)- certified crew is trained to mitigate fire damage as well as water damage that may result from firefighting efforts.

Fire Damage Affects More Than You May Expect

  • Soot deposits and residues can clog up vent fan blades and motors, which can create its own fire risk without cleaning. Ductwork may also require cleaning.
  • Ranges require thorough cleaning both inside and out to be rendered usable once more. In many cases, these units can be successfully restored after a kitchen fire.
  • Refrigerator fans, coils, and filters, and panels require cleaning after smoke and soot exposure.
  • Dishwashers are affected similarly to refrigerators and often need new gaskets after a kitchen grease fire.
  • Microwaves that were situated directly above stovetop fires are more likely to need replacement.

How a SERVPRO Team Can Restore the Contents of Your Kitchen

SERVPRO professionals can meticulously sanitize and deodorize the contents of your kitchen, including appliances, dishes, cutlery, and decor. Depending on the extent of the damage, cleaning may be as simple as wet or dry manual cleaning or as extensive as immersion cleaning with a high -alkaline cleaning solution.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is prepared to assist homeowners with cleanup that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (561) 413-9754 for mitigation that can start within hours.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Boynton Beach, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach today at (561) 413-9754 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Can I Get Help Removing Water from My Carpets?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

carpet being pulled up. Did water damage destroy your carpet? Call the local SERVPRO near you in Boynton Beach to fix that problem.

After a Water Loss Incident, SERVPRO Easily Performs Water Removal to Restore Your Boynton Beach Carpets

No homeowner ever wants to deal with interior water damage to their Boynton Beach residence, but there are times when a leaking pipe may release water under your cabinets and behind the bathroom wall. If there is carpeting on the other side of the wall, you then have to deal with drying the carpet, padding, and potentially the subfloor. Instead of trying to tackle this tricky job on your own, SERVPRO has the trained technicians ready to help.

Why Can’t I Clean the Water Up By Myself?

When you attempt water removal in Boynton Beach using a wet/dry vacuum, the carpet might seem dry, but there could still be a great deal of hidden moisture. It is crucial to take the necessary steps to locate hidden moisture so that mold and mildew do not have the chance to fester. Our skilled technicians are water restoration specialists, and we come to each project with a detailed plan for:

  • Water Removal: Weighted extractors use the weight of the technician to push water up from the carpet.
  • Drying: We use a unique formula that tells us how many fans and dehumidifiers are necessary to facilitate proper drying.
  • Dehumidification: To ensure your interior is dry, we use industrial-strength dehumidifiers work in unison to bring down relative humidity.

To ensure all moisture is addressed, our team uses moisture detection tools to follow the path of water migration. For any areas in the water loss zone that are deemed unsalvageable, we perform controlled demolition to remove them. New subfloor, carpeting, baseboards, and other building materials get replaced as needed so that your interior is “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is available for all your water removal and restoration needs. To have a crew deployed to your location, call us 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

What Can I Expect From a Professional Restoration Company During Flood Recovery in Boynton Beach?

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding Room With Blank Frame Hanging On The Wall You can rely upon the professionals of SERVPRO completely during a flooding disaster cleanup.

Feel Confident and Well-Informed When SERVPRO Arrives to Help After Flooding in Boynton Beach

Flooding in your residence is a distressing and disruptive event. Inviting a crew of expert water damage restorers can add to the stress when a homeowner is unprepared for the tasks that must be completed, saving both the structural components and contents of your dwelling after a storm and consequent flooding. Transparent communications between a restoration firm and its customers are vital to complete a project properly.

How Fast Can I Expect a Response from a Flood Loss Contractor?
Flood damage in your Boynton Beach home cannot wait. The resources available to our crews are ready immediately, and we arrive as soon as practical to begin the assessment needed to design an appropriate response to your particular flooding circumstances. After a safety review, crews begin the emergency phase as the project manager continues the evaluation of the overall damage.

What Are Considered Emergency Services During Flood Restoration?
Understandably, you might think the whole project is considered an emergency response. When used in the context of the more extensive process, emergency services refer to:

Securing your property
    •    Boarding up windows and doors
    •    Tarping roofs
    •    Erecting supports if walls or ceilings have weakened

Placement of barriers
    •    Barriers positioned on the floors can keep water from moving into dry areas of your home.
    •    Containment of the work area is another type of barrier using 6-mil polyethylene to create one or more smaller spaces to prevent drift of airborne contaminants and debris during controlled demolition and cleanup.

Silt and mud removal
We break out the shovels to reduce the load of solids that can sweep in with the floodwaters. Pumps and extractors function more effectively if most of the debris is removed first.

Aggressive water extraction
Pumps remove water deeper than two inches, and then we switch to truck-mounted extractors. The advantage of this equipment is speed and capacity, as well as our ability to run both types without using your home’s electricity, often temporarily shut down for safety or storm damage reasons. We also can contain the floodwaters for lawful disposal as a hazardous substance.

What Are the Goals of the Restoration Company During the Emergency Phase?
SERVPRO managers and technicians are always aware of how crucial the customer’s input is during all phases of the flood restoration project. When we first meet with you, our goals are:

    •    To open communications in a supportive and respectful manner, making you feel at ease while educating you about the reasons for our actions.
    •    To listen to you and do what we can to minimize disruptions to your and your family’s day to day activities.
    •    To protect both the contents and the structure of your home.
    •    To remove as much of the floodwater as possible.
    •    To start the drying process by testing for water migration and moisture levels of affected building materials.
    •    To try to make your surroundings as safe and comfortable as possible, including addressing air quality and containing the work area so you can have quiet enjoyment of unaffected space.

Why Are Technicians Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
Although we do not desire to frighten our customers unduly, we are upfront about the hazards of working with floodwaters. Because the fluids can contain chemicals, sewage, dead animals, and storm surge, flood water is considered Category 3, the most contaminated level we see in our work. Expect our crews to wear hard hats, goggles, masks or respirators, gloves, and protective suits at a minimum. This practice protects our team as we work hard to remove the contaminated water to protect you and your loved ones. PPE protocols also help us avoid tracking hazardous debris into other areas of your home.

What Is Controlled Demolition and Why Is It Needed?
During the aftermath of a flooding crisis, you might be shocked by the extent of the damage. When our crews begin using drills, sledgehammers, or saws to take out some building materials purposely, we understand you wonder why we are adding to the destruction. Planned, strategic demolition helps us complete critical tasks.

Flood Cuts
We might use saws to cut drywall several inches above the waterline. Reasons include:

    •    Releasing water trapped behind the wall
    •    Removing materials that are too damaged to restore
    •    Allowing access to wet insulation
    •    Permitting warm, moving air to infiltrate wet cavities during the drying phase

Drilled Holes
If the wall can be saved, but water is detected behind it, we pull off baseboards and drill holes to release the fluids and give us a way to direct warm air between walls through hoses.

In brick and cinder block construction, we use holes drilled in mortar joints to release trapped water and aid in ventilation and warm airflow during drying.

You can rely upon the professionals of SERVPRO of Boynton Beach completely during a flooding disaster cleanup. From the project start to finish, we keep you in the loop. Call (561) 413-9754 to start our collaboration now.

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How Do I Clean My Salon After Water Damage?

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

sign "Danger electric shock" We understand the dangers that come with the damages and the need for rapid response and restoration to your business property. Call us right away.

SERVPRO Techs Offer Around-the-Clock Commercial Water Removal for Boynton Beach Beauty Salons

Beauty is a large and booming industry that goes a long way toward improving the happiness and well-being of Florida patrons. However, even with careful inspections, a burst pipe, damaged sprinkler system, or bathroom overflow can create more cleanup than most small business owners can comfortably handle.

If your  beauty salon in Boynton Beach needs commercial water cleanup, SERVPRO teams are ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

What Should I Watch Out For After Water Damage in My Commercial Space?

  • Stay away from standing water. If your electrical system has been compromised by a burst pipe or other contact with water, stepping into a space with loose or standing water can put you at risk for electrical shocks. Have your electricity shut off ASAP by a trusted professional.
  • Do not delay cleanup. Water damage can wreak havoc and create an environment in which mold can thrive in as little as one to two days. Emergency-response cleanup efforts can not only save your assets, but they can also prevent more costly damages to your business.
  • Contact your insurer immediately. To get properly compensated by your insurer, you must contact them and have an adjuster evaluate the damage as soon as possible. SERVPRO inventory and inspection efforts can bolster your proof of loss claim.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Commercial Water Cleanup?

Because every business has unique needs, SERVPRO techs must evaluate your space to plan the cleanup process around it. Considerations include:

  • The extent of water damage to furnishings, contents, and structural materials.
  • Calculating accurate drying goals based on moisture saturation of structures and contents as well as the specific humidity of the interior space.
  • Determining sanitation and deodorization modalities based on your location, available power sources, and local regulations.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach offers service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (561) 413-9754 for rapid-response disaster cleanup that comes when you need it.

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Post-Fire Hazards in Boynton Beach

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team a call today at (561) 413-9754.

HEPA-Filtration Tools for Post-Fire Hazards in Boynton Beach

HEPA filtration is one of the key offerings of many of our fire recovery tools because this process can reduce airborne contaminants and particles in your Boynton Beach home. Regardless of how severe these conditions might be in your property, we have long been using tools that serve multiple benefits for your fire-damaged residence simultaneously. Many of these HEPA-filtration tools have secondary benefits, or can dramatically improve conditions in the house in their first use.

You should not expect to know and remember all of the tools and equipment in the inventory of our SERVPRO professionals when we arrive to address fire damage in Boynton Beach homes. We have entire trailers stocked with equipment to address each aspect of fire loss that could make living in your house difficult after the disaster. While we might have tools and devices capable of helping to overcome substantial hurdles in the recovery efforts, these HEPA-filtration tools can usually get spotted on-site.

Air Scrubbers
Air scrubbers are designed explicitly to reduce airborne contaminants in an environment. After a fire, many of these particles and smaller debris particulates can circulate throughout the residence. Air scrubbers pull in dirty air and run it through the onboard HEPA filter to exhaust cleaner and less hazardous breathable air.

Hydroxyl Generators
Hydroxyl machines are a quintessential tool for fire recovery as they can serve many purposes at once. While these machines indeed have HEPA-filtration capabilities, they are also one of the top used tools for whole-house deodorization.

Negative Air Chambers
A priority of our responding SERVPRO technicians is reducing the spread and severity of fire loss effects when we first arrive. To do this, we can establish containment barriers and also deploy negative air chambers to prevent soot and smoke particles from traveling beyond these filtration units.

While you might not know or recognize all of the tools getting used on a fire recovery job in your home, these few items are filtering out hazardous airborne particulates to make fire loss “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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Is There a Service That Can Clean Boynton Beach Daycares?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

bottles, gloves and brushes laying on a wood surface SERVPRO disinfects (homes or buildings) beyond the scope of a standard weekly cleaning.

SERVPRO Technicians Are Available to Sanitize Boynton Beach Daycare Centers and Other Businesses Too.

While schools in Florida have closed, daycare centers, for now, remain a necessity for providing childcare for working parents. However, as children are still developing robust immune systems, maintaining a high standard of cleanliness is needed to prevent viral infection

How do SERVPRO technicians sanitize vulnerable locations?

  • Careful planning: We employ the techniques recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Special Cleaning supplies,  cloths, treatment application spray equipment, wet fogging equipment, and EPA-registered antimicrobials are part of our arsenal in the fight against this virus. EPA approves cleaners that are safe for commercial use in daycare centers while being occupied.
  • Advanced training: SERVPRO technicians receive training from organizations such as the IICRC in advanced specialty cleaning, including the proper use of equipment and cleaning agents. 

We do this in sensitive environments such as daycare centers, retirement homes, food service, and many others. We can help you in your Boynton Beach area business and public spaces. 

These comprehensive cleaning measures, coupled with social distancing and individual sanitation practices, are recommended by the CDC to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach provides commercial cleaning and disinfection for all types of commercial properties and public spaces. Call (561) 413-9754 for a customized plan to help you during this difficult time.

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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Who Can I Turn to for Help with Storm Related Floods?

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has the Resources to Restore Your Home Even When Many in the Boynton Beach Community Experience Flooding

One added level of stress weighs on residents of our region when they realize they are not the only people dealing with flooding after winds and heavy rains. Fear increases that they need to get in line for help. They worry that the investment they and their family have in a home and a lifestyle can be gone the instant overland flooding and storm surge flows into their property.

Do Flood Recovery Companies Care About Me?

Another concern it is natural to experience after flood damage in Boynton Beach is whether the professionals you hire are mostly concerned about making a profit from your misfortune rather than helping you. Scams can abound, with itinerant contractors taking advantage of the desperation homeowners fear when a lifetime of hard work and memories seems ruined beyond redemption.

How Can I Be Sure I Am Hiring the Right Company for Flood Restoration?

A presence in the community year-round, not just when seasonal storms heighten the need for our services, sets SERVPRO apart. Our work ethic is impressive, and with four franchises working together under the leadership of one owner, we have the workforce to respond when you and your neighbors are in the path of anything from ordinary rain storms to hurricanes. We count our successes customer by customer, intensely involved in every project we take on, big or small.

Is There an Easy Way to Tell if a Flood Restoration Company Is Prepared for the Job?

Above everything, training and experience say it all when responding effectively to flooding disasters. We commit to prepare our team of managers and technicians to perform the work needed after a flood in your home to the restoration industry’s highest standards. Our crews complete a rigorous course of training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), an international standards development and support organization. We also obtain and maintain certifications from other governmental and industry watchdogs to offer you the best chance for a successful outcome after a flooding disaster.

What Sorts of Certifications Should I Look for in a High-Quality Flooding Contractor?

Across our robust workforce, SERVPRO boasts many specializations that support the flood mitigation and remediation work we do for residential and commercial customers. First and foremost, our entire company is proud to be counted as an IICRC Certified Firm. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the current certification members of our team possess:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and Safety Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Why Is It Important to Line Up a Full-Service Disaster Response Firm?

When you review the list of certifications above, you might ask, would it make more sense to hire a company that specializes only in flood-related tasks? The reality is that when disaster strikes, it is impossible to determine precisely what help is needed in any particular situation. For example, if your dwelling was built prior to the late 1970s, likely, lead-based paint exists somewhere in your dwelling. When flooding requires we remove portions of your walls (flood cuts) to release water and promote efficient drying, the controlled demolition can release lead into the mix of fluids and debris we manage for you. Another scenario you might not consider is the potential for fire damage when gas or electrical lines break due to storm damage or lightning strikes set a roof ablaze. Hiring a series of different contractors to handle each phase of a complex flood recovery configuration is unnecessary when you partner with our team of multi-certified experts.

Why Is Professional-Grade Equipment Necessary for Flood Recovery?

If your home suffered what seems like minor flood harm, you might be tempted to forgo hiring a professional contractor and try to manage without help. This decision can result in long term consequences to the stability of your home’s structure. Flood water can migrate deeply into building materials, particularly if aggressive water extraction is not a part of the mitigation and remediation plan. Consumer implements like wet vacuums, buckets, and mops are inadequate when thousands of gallons of rain and storm surge flowed through your house. Our technicians measure and monitor the moisture levels in building materials throughout each project, ensuring that professional extraction followed by comprehensive structural drying returns structures and contents to pre-flood conditions. 

You can depend on the highly-qualified and well-equipped team at SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to meet all your flood recovery needs. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, available for consultation within hours after one call to (561) 413-9754.

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

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Faster Extraction

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

Wider Areas

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

Versatility

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

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

Commercial Water Removal In Boynton Beach

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

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

Boynton Beach Hotel Cannot Reopen Without Commercial Water Removal

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

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

Mitigating Flood Damage in a Boynton Beach Home

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

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

Packing A Supply Kit for Natural Disasters

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

How SERVPRO Removes Odors

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

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

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

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Water Removal In Your Boynton Beach Home

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

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

Boynton Beach Bathroom Creates Water Removal Need in Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

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

Strategies for Removing Harsh Odors After Boynton Beach House fires

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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

Removing Standing Surface Water Quickly in Boynton Beach Homes 

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

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

Submersible Pumps 

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

Weighted Extractors 

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

Wands 

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

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

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

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Fast Response with a Containment Commitment

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

Advanced Equipment to Perfect Containment Systems

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

Beating the Odds for Your Business Success

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

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

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Mold Damage Remediation In Your Boynton Beach Home

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Our Experts Can Save Your Boynton Beach Home!

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Boynton Beach Can Rely On SERVPRO For Exceptional Home Restoration Services

Our restoration services have curated a selection of equipment and cross-trained technicians from the local area to serve commercial clients and residents throughout the state of Florida. Coastal communities like ours are especially at risk of weather-related property damages from high winds, to heavy rainfall to hurricanes. Experience and communication are the critical facets of our job with both providing us to return properties to their pre-existing condition. Our skill set covers mold, water, fire, and storm-related disasters that affect your Boynton Beach home. We know that these problems can happen at the most inconvenient times, which is why we operate a twenty-four-hour emergency line so you can always reach us in an emergency.

Storm
Florida, as a coastal community, is especially at risk of extreme weather events from tropical storms to hurricanes. So much so, that state-wide evacuation plans are in place for all residents of this community. The immediate priority during a storm situation is, of course, your safety. However, after the storm has subsided, you may return to a property where certain areas, or even the entire structure, is deemed uninhabitable. SERVPRO offers emergency restoration services for storm damage in Boynton Beach and the broader state of Florida.

Our customers value fast response times because they can significantly impact the overall timeframe of home restoration. Contractors cannot enter an unsound structure to reconstruct it, so it is the job of the restorer to check for hazards, contaminated water issues or weakening of the structure- which may present itself as waterlogged floors or ceilings. In the restoration service, we refer to this safety inspection as scoping.

Scoping can help a SERVPRO restorer to make vital adjustments to the situation of your property, which, if completed promptly, could prevent permanent damages. Chief among these adjustments is the removal of excess water, contaminants like raw sewage or animal carcasses as well as thorough drying of the structure. These tasks are preventative measures that could significantly reduce your claim rates by mitigating losses and avoiding expensive replacements.

Fire
First responders to a house fire, like firefighters, perform the first step in mitigating losses, dousing flames and securing the immediate structure. For residents with fire damage in Boynton Beach, the next steps are to bring in a trusted restoration service to further mitigate losses, remove debris or charred materials, and tackle odors. It is vital to arrange for a professional restorer immediately after the flames are put out like water, used in firefighting procedure, can set soots into surfaces or fabrics, resulting in permanent loss of contents.

SERVPRO restorers can enter the affected area of your Boynton Beach home wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to conduct pre-tests on smoke residues and materials. There are several factors to consider in putting together a restoration service plan including the temperature of the fire, pressure, the type of materials that burned and the effect the fire has had on structural components like your Heating Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) unit. Removing all residues of smoke, soot, and charring is the priority for SERVPRO restorers.

Smoke residues can be tricky to remove because they adhere to surfaces under high pressure and high temperatures. Sometimes they can be embedded below the surface layer- a common issue in fabrics and upholstery. Using foam cleaning techniques to remove soiling from furnishing is essential when fabrics may shrink or bleed. Oil and water-based solvents can be applied to walls or hard surfaces to remove soiling while charred materials are removed from the property and disposed of safely. Once odor-causing items are cleansed from a property we can bring in fogging equipment, and neutralize any lasting odors to bring your property back to its pre-fire condition.

Water
From time to time water leaks may pose a threat to your home environment. Removing water in a short space of time and thoroughly drying the affected structure is essential to restoration water damage in Boynton Beach homes. The quicker the job can be finished, the less likelihood there is of permanent damages being sustained, which is why SERVPRO use local technicians to reduce call-out times.

Drying a structure presents many challenges to a restoration technician. Restricted access plays a huge role in the type of equipment that we can use to dry the property efficiently. A crawlspace, for example, may have restricted access and require portable extraction units alongside air movers fitted with a flex hose to create air circulation and encourage evaporation in a small space. Attic spaces also require removal of affected insulation as well as dehumidification.

Getting your Boynton Beach property to its reasonable, pre-water damage condition is about guaranteeing the structure, contents and cavities are dry. Moisture pockets can lead to serious mold problems further down the line, so SERVPRO takes regular readings of your property's psychrometrics- the balancing act of humidity, heat, and moisture- throughout the restoration period. Usually, once a property has dried odor, or staining issues are no longer apparent. When that is not the case, we can disperse odor-controlling solvents throughout using direct spraying methods.

Mold
Discovering mold in your property can be worrying. Mold colonies proliferate rapidly spreading through porous materials and possibly causing extensive mold damages to your Boynton Beach home's interior. Unchecked mold growth can be a health risk, so seeking professional restoration services to remediate your Boynton Beach property should be done as soon as possible.

When a mold remediation technician arrives on-site, they may need to move furniture around, block off parts of the home, or check beneath drywall and flooring. It is complicated to know the extent of mold infestation without tracing it physically through the home. Cleaning away the visible colonies is meaningless without remediating the source of mold- microbial infestations grow back without proper decontamination.

Stopping fungi at the source requires some understanding of what mold- and other microbes- need to grow. Like most organisms, microbes need water, food, and temperature to thrive. SERVPRO can dry the source of mold using structural cavity drying equipment. We can remove infested materials like drywall or insulation to remove microbial food supply. Using thermal hygrometers, our technicians can measure humidity and control it using dehumidification equipment. By removing the conditions for growth, our restoration services can remediate your Boynton Beach home from microbial growth issues.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is a well-established restoration service with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians on hand for water, mold, storm or fire issues in your property. Contact us today, at (561) 413-9754.

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

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can dry the concrete pad and prevent secondary water damage from circulating moisture by using temporary ducts (flat lay plastic).

Professional Commercial Water Removal In Boynton Beach

While storm season is here, experienced Boynton Beach business owners know that their facilities are also at risk from other sources. For many companies, agencies, and other businesses, there can be as much threat from faulty sprinklers, broken pipes, and other plumbing issues as from the next hurricane.

Boynton Beach commercial water removal requires trained technicians. SERVPRO makes certain every employee qualifies as a Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) before going out on a service call. The training is important, so the restoration team can quickly clear out the water and help the owner reopen his business.

In a warehouse operation, hundreds, even thousands of gallons of water can spread across the floor. In a large enough operation, this makes the water level too low for the pumps a CDS usually starts with for water removal. With this type of situation, team members utilize a series of extraction devices.

For corners, offices, and under tables or machinery, they use wands. These hand-portable extractors are more powerful versions of a water-vac and can quickly remove five or ten gallons depending on the size of the holding tank in less than an hour. Larger versions of this device remove water damage slightly faster and pump it out of the building.

CDSs also have access to larger extractors that connect to the facility’s power or a generator from our equipment inventory. SERVPRO technicians can walk behind or ride on these machines designed to work on concrete or wood floors, and even industrial carpeting. Depending on the number of square feet to clear, team members can use several of them to complete the task in a day or two.

After finishing that final task, they measure the humidity level with a moisture meter. If the level is too high, CDSs set up fans at the doors and windows to draw the damp air out of the building. Once the meter shows a normal humidity level, the team packs up their gear and returns a clean, dry facility to the owner.

At SERVPRO of Boynton Beach, we proudly serve our community businesses and local neighbors like Ocean Ridge and South Palm Beach. If your company is dealing with a water intrusion issue, call our office at (561) 413-9754 today to begin the removal process. We are here for you.

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Mitigating Fire and Odor Damage in Boynton Beach Houses

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can get you and your home back to normal the correct way.

Fire damage can get tricky, let us save you the trouble

Addressing all of the effects from a fire loss incident in your Boynton Beach house can feel overwhelming and insurmountable, especially when you are not sure of how to get damage assessment steps started safely. While you might be apprehensive about returning to the property after a large structure fire gets extinguished, our professionals have the expertise to begin an inspection and thorough assessment of the property safely. This information can help to fortunate a recovery plan to guide your home through all phases of restoration and remediation necessary after damaging fire losses. 

Not only do homeowners have to contend with fire and odor damage in Boynton Beach residences after a loss incident, but they must also find a way to complete all of these phases safely. As tempting as it might be to address these concerns on your own, most homeowners lack the specialized equipment and expertise to overcome certain effects in the property.

While homeowners do not have the advanced products, equipment, and experience that our roster of certified SERVPRO professionals do, attempting recovery and even damage assessment on your own can lead to overlooking specific effects that can create more severe problems in the immediate future. Mitigation of the current effects and damage requires a team with advanced safety training and a full array of personal protective equipment. 

Even odor effects can be challenging to remove without advanced tools and products that our SERVPRO team use, including our thermal and UV foggers. These portable machines offer a dense fog that neutralizes odor molecules on contact and can remove odors embedded in construction materials, soft items like clothing and drapes, and even open areas of the property. 

There are many reasons why choosing SERVPRO of Boynton Beach can help you to overcome fire loss emergencies more efficiently than you could on your own. Whenever disaster strikes, you can count on our professionals to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (561) 413-9754.

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After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Boynton Beach Home, You Need The Professionals At SERVPRO!

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (561) 413-9754 because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Difference Between Professional And DIY Water Removal In Boynton Beach Properties

When water damage happens in your home, fast cleanup is vital. There are a lot of actions property owners can take to remove the water they can see; however, the real damage occurs from the water that migrates to areas that are difficult to reach. The longer this excessive moisture remains, the more the potential for weakened building materials and mold growth.

When SERVPRO handles water removal in Boynton Beach homes, it is not uncommon to find the homeowner has already cleaned up some water using towels for blotting or mopping. Some homeowners have wet/dry vacuums they used on water loss areas. These are beneficial actions before our technicians arrive on site.

When our technicians spring into action, we utilize several professional tools for the fast removal of water, including:
    •    portable pumps for mobility
    •    weighted extractors to push the water out of saturated carpet
    •    wands for extracting water from hard-to-reach areas
    •    moisture detection equipment including probes and thermal imaging to locate any pocket of excessive moisture

Household fans dry a room eventually, but only on surfaces, and it does nothing about embedded moisture which has the potential to lead to both mold and foul odors if not extracted. SERVPRO technicians set up air movers in configurations unique to the job site and use the science of psychrometrics or the study of air and water vapor to dry rooms and hit drying goals quickly. They utilize the force of the airflow to pull moisture to the surface. Once there, our dehumidifiers capture the water vapor and port it away. This cycle continues and rapidly brings the humidity down in the room, which inhibits mold growth.

After drying, thorough hand cleaning of all water-affected surfaces eliminates water odors and leaves surfaces disinfected. Our professional formulas also help prevent the growth of mold and bacteria.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach stands ready to come to assist homeowners with water removal to limit loss to both property and possessions. Call us at (561) 413-9754 because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Why Struggle With Flood Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach Alone?

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let flood damage take over your entire home. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Handles All Types of Flood Water Removal in Boynton Beach Homes

While flood damage may conjure up images of furniture floating in rooms or deep standing water in a home, the truth of what it looks like is often different. This area of Florida is no stranger to intense storms, and unless the water intrusion is related to a hurricane, it usually recedes quickly.

When SERVPRO arrives on-site to a Boynton Beach home that requires flood removal, often there is little to no standing water but left behind are excess moisture, sometimes even debris and frequently, odors.  Flood water carries a classification as category three or black water, the handling of it during mitigation requires protective equipment.

The more prolonged exposure to moisture happens, the more damage that occurs. Our technicians scope the room with moisture detection equipment to determine where water migrated to and begin extraction of the remaining water. The faster we remove as much excess moisture, the sooner we can dry the property.

Another standard procedure SERVPRO does for homeowners during flood mitigation is the pack-out of restorable items. As we place items from the property in boxes, technicians photograph them and create a detailed inventory for both the homeowner and insurance adjuster. This action allows for complete drying and disinfection in our facility. We offer secure storage in cases where damage to the home requires reconstruction and requires no restoration for the items.

Because of the high humidity and temperatures in this part of the state, the growth of mold is often a problem after a flood because spores can set up home as quickly as 48-hours. Preventing the growth of mold colonies is the reason why quick extraction of excessive moisture and bringing the indoor humidity down with our drying equipment is crucial.

For safety reasons when dealing with black water, we utilize EPA-registered disinfectants and antifungal solutions before, during and after water extraction and drying to heighten safety and keep bacteria and mold at a minimum risk during the exposure to water.

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 when you need assistance with flood removal in your home. Our local certified technicians are available 24/7 to handle any level of water loss in your home and mitigate loss and arrive soon after your call because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Handle Your Boynton Beach Water Damage Restoration Services

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Help When Your Furniture Is Threatened By Leaky Pipes!

Plumbing issues at your Boynton Beach furniture store can quickly result in disaster for your stock if not properly dealt with. A small leak that appears overnight can output enough water to seep into the wood furniture in your storage room, potentially forcing you to throw out damaged items. Replacing your business' stock can be expensive, so it is important to contact professionals with the ability to assist you with damage mitigation.

SERVPRO technicians are experienced in commercial water removal from Boynton Beach businesses and can help save your important merchandise when your plumbing fails. Non-laminated wooden furniture can absorb water and swell up, often resulting in cracking and warping. If cracking occurs at key framing joints, furniture can fall apart and may have to be discarded. Our techs are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and can help prevent permanent damage to your wares.

When we arrive at your property, we can identify the source of the flooding in your store and plug it. Severe leaks may require the assistance of a plumber. With the leak plugged, we can begin removing the standing water from your business with the use of industrial-grade wet vacs and pumps. This can be accomplished before opening or after closing times when our presence does not inconvenience your clients.

Once the standing water has been removed, we can begin wiping down the wooden areas of your furniture to help prevent water lines from forming. If your store's stock has experienced physical damage, then a furniture repairman should be contacted to evaluate if the damage is worth repairing.

Your couches and other upholstered items can be dried with the use of air movers and dehumidifiers which can also help in limiting mold and mildew growth.

For efficient commercial water removal services in your furniture store, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754. We will do our best to get you back in business as soon as possible with as little disruption as possible so that it was "Like it never even happened."

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We Will Restore Your Flood Damaged Boynton Beach Condo To Pre-Damage Condition

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Whenever disasters strike, give us a call at (561) 413-9754.

Removing Flood Water From Boynton Beach Condos

Condos can exist along the entirety of the Boynton Beach shoreline, and with so many units commonly sharing the same building, a single substantial loss incident could affect multiple condos at once. These properties are known for their expensive building materials, impressive amenities, and high-end aesthetic appeal, which can make it even more pressing to address flooding concerns as they happen to these residences. With the severe storms that can commonly run aground in the area, many have the force to damage roofs and windows for your condo, and this can allow direct water penetration and flooding quickly and severely.

While it might be bad enough that you need flood water removal for your Boynton Beach condo, there are other concerns that you must also have when this situation arises. The first consideration that you have to make is the effect on neighboring units, both sharing walls with your condo and those in floors lower than yours. No matter how the water damage spreads throughout your residence, there is no mistaking the possibility of it affecting other units unless you can get our SERVPRO professionals there quickly to set up containment and preventative measures.

Protecting your premium building materials is another concern that many property owners have in this situation, as reconstruction and remodeling a condo is not a cheap or quick project. Even with a direct connection with reputable contractors, there is time involved in acquiring the matching materials and in scheduling the necessary time to install these damaged components when proper restoration and recovery solutions started right away could have prevented the need for reconstruction.

Our SERVPRO professionals can begin the recovery of your condo with effective extraction using our portable sump pumps or wet-vacs with extraction wands. Both of these tools can get directed specifically to problem areas and help to quickly remove standing water so that our team can get to critical drying efforts right away.

We know how important protecting the construction materials in your condo is when flooding has occurred, and our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can also respond fast to protect neighboring units as well. Whenever disasters strike, give us a call at (561) 413-9754.

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Our Fire Damage Experts Provide Top Notch Services For Your Boynton Beach

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Give SERVPRO of Boynton Beach a call at (561) 413-9754 as soon as the firefighters release your fire-damaged home back to you.

Prepare For A Pack-Out To Streamline Fire Damage Recovery In Boynton Beach

The aftermath of a fire can create a chaotic situation in your Boynton Beach home. Recovery efforts need to be started immediately after the blaze subdues, but it can be tough to sort out the damage done to furnishings, window coverings, personal possessions, and other portable items. Choosing to take advantage of our professional pack-out services helps homeowners make better decisions about the restoration potential of the moved items as well as clearing out the structure for unimpeded remediation.

Fire damage mitigation tasks in Boynton Beach include everything from fire fighting water and chemical removal to soot cleanup to deodorization. When your home is full of wet, soot-covered possessions a lot of time and effort is needed to shift those items around. Transporting furniture, household goods, and personal possessions to our production facility allow the fire damage restoration work in the structure to proceed more efficiently. The expertise of our production facility technicians helps our customers make rational decisions about which items to clean, dry, and restore and which to discard as unsalvageable.

SERVPRO uses a secure and detailed Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to list, barcode, or photograph items removed from the fire scene. This inventory is invaluable as we work with your insurance company, documenting the damages, efforts to restore, and determinations to dispose of and replace some items. Our skilled technicians have a range of strategies and an array of innovative tools and equipment that recover the function and appearance of the personal and household property damaged in the fire.

A house fire can cause heartache if precious pictures, heirlooms, and other mementos suffer significant harm. SERVPRO knows that you and your family already feel fearful and devastated. The possibility that beloved items are ruined increases the sense of sadness and loss. When we can place a treasured stuffed animal back in a youngster’s arms or deliver a restored album of pictures back to you and your loved ones we feel the pride of making the fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Give SERVPRO of Boynton Beach a call at (561) 413-9754 as soon as the firefighters release your fire-damaged home back to you. We arrive fast and with a wealth of training, experience, and equipment to make things right again at this stressful time.

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SERVPRO Removes Hidden Water in Boynton Beach Homes and Mitigates Damage

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Large or Small Water Losses in Boynton Beach Evaporate into Thin Air Once SERVPRO Arrives

Broken Appliance Spillage Means Water Removal Specialists for Boynton Beach

It can surprise many residents in Boynton Beach at the number of water-using appliances inside their homes. These are not the only devices that can cause water mishaps in the house, however. During meal preparation, many families use the garbage disposal to get rid of discarded vegetables and other waste. A small leak can result in a small, steady drip then can damage the sink cabinet, walls, and floor.
 
In Boynton Beach, SERVPRO's water removal team can restore any such affected areas in your property. Extracting all of the moisture, cleaning up the area, and making it “Like it never even happened” remains our goal for all of our customers. Another culprit in causing such problems includes air conditioners window units that cannot keep up with the removal of moisture during heat waves and excessively humid periods. Drops of water that collect in the tray and then overflow into the window sill can cause problems inside the wall below.
 
While such situations happen in localized areas of your home, water can migrate to other areas quite easily and rapidly. We use thermal imaging cameras to find these locations. The appearance of cooler regions on the screen can indicate increased moisture content levels. Our technicians then test those areas to determine how much moisture they do contain, which helps determine the next course of action.
 
Drying an area of excess moisture and removing unwanted water needs to happen steadily. We do this to prevent moisture from seeping back into newly dried areas. Moisture travels from moister areas to drier ones, so once we achieve optimal dryness in materials, we do not want any moisture re-entering that location. Steady, continual drying prevents this and is why we request customers to not turn off machinery or other equipment without first letting us know. We want to obtain the best results possible for you at the lowest possible cost.
 
Since some materials dry more quickly than other materials, it is crucial that slower-drying materials receive more concentration of effort from air movers, heaters, and water extraction equipment than porous materials. Concrete, brick, and sealed areas take a long time to dry thoroughly. Vinyl wallpaper, some paints, and particular primers can make these areas retain moisture.
 
SERVPRO of Boynton Beach wants to help your home after both large and small disasters. Call us at (561) 413-9754, 24/7, to help make sure your home stays in excellent condition.

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We Work Fast To Restore Your Boynton Beach Retail Business

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

The faster we can remove water and dry surfaces, the less damage and expense are incurred. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

How SERVPRO Assists with Water Damage in Boynton Beach Retail Store

A plumbing mishap in a home can be costly and damaging. Commercial water damage to your business is even more so. Because it directly affects your livelihood when the business has to be unexpectedly closed for repairs. Customers tend not to want to wait and go elsewhere for products and services.

When SERVPRO handles mitigation of commercial water damage in Boynton Beach retail businesses, our goal is to work as efficiently as possible to get your property restored and reopened quickly. That is why are our emergency response teams are available around the clock to come to your location and limit water loss to property and contents.

There are frequently three levels of concern for damage from water in a retail store. The first is the water itself, which our technicians extract using portable pumps and wet items are removed for drying in our facility if necessary. The next issue is the possibility of mold growth with the warm, humid climate in this part of the state, it is a possibility that we address during the drying and disinfection phase of our cleanup. The third and final concern is the offensive odor that can remain in building materials and porous objects exposed to water.

Our technicians use different types of moisture detection equipment for different areas of the commercial property. Several readings are taken in the area of the water loss as well as unaffected areas to set drying goals. Once those are determined, the drying phase begins, and air movers force air across surfaces and pull water vapor upward where it is captured and removed by one of the different types of dehumidifiers we deploy during drying.

We know first impressions count, and our technicians leave commercial properties without any lingering reminders of a water loss event. Once the structure is verified as dry, our technicians hand clean and disinfect surfaces to return it to sanitary conditions. Often this is enough to neutralize odors. SERVPRO technicians are certified in the science of odor control and have various ways of eliminating stubborn odors at the molecular level if necessary.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is available at (561) 413-9754 when you need us to clean up and restore commercial water damage to your property. Our certified technicians arrive quickly after the initial call and make it "Like it never even happened."

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We Will Respond Quickly After A Flood Has Damaged Your Boynton Beach Home

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Once the storm has subsided, call us right away at (561) 413-9754 so we can get to you and help before more damage can be done.

Flood Damage Restoration In Your Boynton Beach Home

If you are blessed to have many beautiful, mature trees on your Boynton Beach property, you probably know that with this beauty comes some sacrifices. Branches hanging over your roof can cause problems during a big storm. If one branch winds up falling and puncturing your roofing membrane, it doesn’t take much time for flooding to occur in your attic and water to start dripping down through your ceiling.

When water has flooded through a damaged roof into your home, you want immediate help from a professional remediation company. SERVPRO is always standing by, and our staff is trained and experienced to handle all sizes of flood damage emergencies in Boynton Beach.

Upon arrival to your home, SERVPRO staff assess the damage. Any standing water which remains needs to be removed before we can continue the drying process. Depending on how high the water got, we may have to cut away a bottom section of drywall in the affected area and replace it with new. Once drywall gets saturated, it cannot be saved and has to be taken out.

Furniture and carpeting may need to be taken out and restored at a separate, secure location while we finish drying the rest of your home. Water can have different effects on furniture such as water spotting on upholstery and warping with woods. Carpet padding likely needs replacing once it is saturated, but it is easier and less costly to replace it than to try to dry it out.

Industrial fans and dehumidifiers help us dry out your structure. We monitor these machines daily and rotate them around the area when needed so that we get the fastest drying time possible. The longer the moisture remains, the more chance there is for additional damage, such as mold growth.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is always available to assist you with flood damage in your home in Boynton Beach or the surrounding areas after a massive storm. Once the storm has subsided, call us right away at (561) 413-9754 so we can get to you and help before more damage can be done.

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Boynton Beach Water Loss? Not to Worry--Call SERVPRO

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Large or Small Water Loss in Boynton Beach? Trust SERVPRO for Rapid Water Extraction and Restoration

Residential Water Damage Cleanup for Your Boynton Beach Apartment

There are times when disasters strike when you least expect them. If you have ever come home from work only to find that a leaky pipe has left water damage in your apartment in the form of soggy walls, it is vital to find professionals who can mitigate the issue quickly to prevent the proliferation of mold, odors, or the swelling and warping of your walls.
 
Our team at SERVPRO is staffed with certified technicians that specialize in emergency mitigation of water damage to your Boynton Beach living space. Our priority is to leave your home in a preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." This approach not only ensures less loss of property in the event of water, fire, or storm damage but also saves you the cost of replacing furniture and other items in your home in the event of such disasters.
 
When our certified SERVPRO technicians come to your home to evaluate damage, moisture sensors are used to ensure a thorough inspection. Hard-to-reach areas behind walls and ceilings may require infrared cameras to evaluate whether there is "hidden" moisture to take care of. Once our technicians have an exact read on the moisture levels in your home, weep holes are drilled, if needed, to facilitate the movement of air during the drying process.
 
When it comes drying water-damaged surfaces, it is vital to pull moisture out of surfaces and remove it. For this reason, our professionals rely on industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to work simultaneously. Air movers accelerate the drying process by pulling surface moisture into the air, and dehumidifiers absorb this moisture like a sponge and expel dry air. After drying, an EPA-registered disinfectant is used to aid in removing odors and preventing the growth of bacteria or mold.
 
SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is a name you can count on for fast, efficient disaster cleanup, and our certified technicians are ready to help you 24/7. If you need our services, give us a call at (561) 413-9754 today.

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After A Fire, Our Crew Can Assess The Damage To Your Boynton Beach Home!

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

You can contact our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach estimator and mitigation team 24/7 by calling (561) 413-9754.

How Vital Is Fire Damage Assessment For Boynton Beach Homes?

While you might not ever want to consider the possibility of a fire in your Boynton Beach property, taking the right steps immediately to recover these effects and protect your investment is critical to reducing out-of-pocket expenses and stress in an already trying time. Our professionals have an emergency response team available 24/7 to respond to fires to provide effective mitigation and pack-out processes designed to keep at-risk items in your home safe from spreading fire effects.

When fire damage occurs in your Boynton Beach home, many areas of your property can become affected by both the spread of the flames during the disaster and the effects of lingering symptoms like carcinogens, soot, smoke residues, and odors. Our SERVPRO team has an estimation and inspection team to identify the full scope of the damage to your property and what must occur to restore your home completely.

While the first call that homeowners typically make after a disaster like a fire is to their insurance company for both advice and guidance, filing a damage claim is not as straightforward and simple as you might have believed. In most cases, your insurance adjuster requires a professional inspection of the property to determine the damage and to document losses to estimate recuperations and the expected costs of restoration and repairs. You can reach our SERVPRO team 24/7 to schedule a damage assessment of your property.

Many homeowners might believe that they could do this inspection and assessment on their own, many effects could be challenging to notice or understand the severity of when walking through the damaged property. Also, there are potential hazards and structural concerns that often accompany substantial fire loss incidents, which can make safely assessing the property without protective equipment and extensive expertise dangerous.

Fire emergencies can catch homeowners by surprise, but damage claims on your property require professional assessments and estimations to get approved. You can contact our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach estimator and mitigation team 24/7 by calling (561) 413-9754.

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The Common Intersections Between Air Conditioning And Mold In Boynton Beach

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Regular maintenance of your cooling system pays you back in increased efficiency and a significant reduction of mold growth.

Mold And Your AC

Living in a semi-tropical, humid climate Floridians are familiar with a few things. One, air conditioning is a necessity for most homeowners’ comfort. Two, mold and mildew grow easily in our humid climate. Three, AC should limit mold because it removes excess moisture from the air. SERVPRO agrees in theory with one through three but warns that mold and air conditioning have a complicated relationship.

Although you run an appropriately sized central air conditioning unit, you smell that unmistakable unpleasant odor indicating you have mold damage in your Boynton Beach home. The delicate balance between removing the water via condensation within the AC system and preventing mold growth in the air handler causes frustration for you. We are here to help you understand why it happens and what we can do as mold remediation specialists to solve the problem going forward.

The problem is that the workings of the air conditioning system that remove the water from the air sometimes begins accumulating the condensed moisture, along with dust and dirt, within the unit. This combination of moisture and carbon-based debris creates a mold nursery. Water condenses on the evaporator coil and then drains into the condensation pan. If this area collects dirt and the water has trouble draining, mold is the almost inevitable result.

This is where SERVPRO technicians help. We inspect and clean the ductwork of your HVAC system, including that evaporator area. Scrubbing the interior of the ducts and using a powerful vacuum to remove the debris is an essential service offered by our experienced staff. After the water is draining properly from the condensation pan and the coils and ducts are cleaned we recommend removing the HVAC filter and installing a new, clean, and disposable replacement.

Regular maintenance of your cooling system pays you back in increased efficiency and a significant reduction of mold growth. Work with the SERVPRO scheduling staff to ensure your system is inspected, cleaned, and filters replaced at least every six months. If you notice a foul, musty odor, consider more frequent visits from our team.

If you are concerned about mold growth in your home, get SERVPRO of Boynton Beach involved. Our office staff set up appointments, and happily add your name to the inspection list when you call (561) 413-9754.

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We Are The Experts To Call After A Flood Has Damaged Your Boynton Beach Home

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Experience is essential to remediating your property after a natural disaster, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 today.

The Value Of Experience In Dealing With Flood Damage In Boynton Beach

A natural disaster can be catastrophic to your property causing extensive damage and putting your health at risk. Contacting a service with experience in these situations is hugely beneficial and can help put your mind at ease. Often, a professional assessment of damages, as well as the need for remodeling work or temporary repairs, can pay dividends in the long run and help to keep your claim rates low.

A property owner with flood damage in Boynton Beach should seek professional guidance to restore their property. Water moves from wet to dry and in large volumes can saturate sheetrock within wall cavities or your subfloor mat. These types of damage are difficult to assess without the correct equipment like moisture meters and can result in secondary problems like mold or mildew growth.

SERVPRO has a lot of experience in dealing with personal property issues after flooding. We know where to place possessions, whether or not you need to be relocated and can make the job site safe for third-parties to enter. As part of our service, our professionals can liaise with your insurance adjuster and contractors.

Removing standing water is likely to be your priority. SERVPRO can deploy fully-submersible gas-powered pumps which remove water to an open sewer point. After the first phase, we can begin to dry the property using portable extraction units which reduce the risk of damage to weaker furnishings like carpets, curtains or upholstery.

At SERVPRO we let you know exactly what we are doing every step of the way. At the end of service, a technician can conduct a walkthrough with you to highlight all areas where work has been carried out. If you have any questions about maintenance or how to avoid similar issues you can ask our experienced technicians during the walkthrough.

Experience is essential to remediating your property after a natural disaster, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 today.

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SERVPRO Wants To Help Families Live Mold Free In Boynton Beach Call Today!

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

When you discover mold growth call our experts as soon as possible, they will come out to your home 24/7 and start restoration so you can live safely.

Remediation for Mold Behind Drywall in Your Boynton Beach Home

There are times when disasters strike your Boynton Beach home in a way that is impossible to ignore. Unfortunately, not all of the threats that your home faces are so blatant and noticeable. Often situations like mold and microbial growth can begin and persist out of sight where dampness and moisture occurs. Identifying this threat requires some basic knowledge about mold growth, but removing this organism requires the skill and expertise of certified remediation specialists for several reasons.

One of the more troubling aspects of a microbial growth in your Boynton Beach home is how many owners would choose to forego mold remediation. Instead, these homeowners opt to attempt DIY removal techniques which only scratch at the surface of the problem. More specifically, in a situation where you cannot see the active colony, DIY remediation becomes hazardous and destructive. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists can identify the presence of mold and determine its spread, allowing us to contain the organism as our team removes this damaging presence from your property.

Often drywall affected by mold growth requires removal. Much like water damages, the sheetrock composition of drywall can erode and degrade quickly while hosting a mold colony. The concern with removal is an assurance that all of the mold growth has gotten removed and none remains to continue to spread and thrive in wall cavities. We use controlled demolition techniques to remove only the areas that require it, allowing the reconstruction from our contractors to be a seamless transition to follow our remediation.

Drywall that does not require removal gets sprayed with our antimicrobial solution to make the material uninhabitable to spores in the affected area. Mold growth can cause health effects for those in your home exposed to the colony, so contacting our SERVPRO professionals quickly can limit this exposure and subsequent damages to the property.

From fast remediation and prevention through reconstruction and restoration, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach specialists can help whenever you discover mold growth in your home. For a thorough inspection or to reach our rapid response team, give us a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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Boynton Beach, Misbehaving Appliances Causing Water Damage, and SERVPRO

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Suds and Water Cleanup Needed in Boynton Beach? Try Calling SERVPRO—“Like it never even happened.”

After Your Washing Machine Overflows, You Need Water Removal Services in Boynton Beach

Overloading the washing machine is not the only way that can cause it to overflow and flood your Boynton Beach residence. Using too much detergent, or the wrong kind can also create a problem. Another cause that we often see involves clogs in the drain. Any of these, or a slipped water line, can cause a disaster quickly.

When this happens in your home, you need someone with the expertise and equipment to perform water removal services in Boynton Beach immediately. SERVPRO® as goes our tagline; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, promises also to work quickly and efficiently to restore your home. Depending on the volume of spillage we find, we start with the proper size extraction equipment. This might include submersible pumps but more likely involves only hand-held wands that quickly suction of water from floors. And maybe even a mop and bucket to prevent seepage into other floor levels or wall voids.

When warm or hot water overflowed, it can severely affect floors, particularly when detergent also seeps into floors. We use industry standard techniques to effectively clear the area of detergents and then use our Injectidry mats to extract the water below the floorboards. Hooked up to suctioning devices these mats increase drawing power from the joints in the hardwood boards pulling out residual moisture.

Other methods to dry out your home and eliminate water and reduce humidity include the placement of air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers pull moisture out of surfaces and keep it from seeping deeper into walls, floors, and other items in the area where your washing machine sits. The dehumidifiers restore a standard Relative Humidity RH level after large water spills to help prevent secondary damages from occurring like mold growth and rusting of metal fixtures.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is always ready to help clean up messes like this with water removal techniques. Call us at (561) 413-9754 whenever such incidents happen. We can help you protect your home from water damage and microbial infestations.

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Introducing the Simple Way to Mold Damage Remediation Success in Boynton Beach

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can spread very quickly inside your home. Call SERVPRO right away for an assessment and remediation services.

Waiting Too Long to Remediate Water Damage Can Lead to Mold Damage Forming in Your Home

In order to avoid the formation of mold damage, it is essential to remediate water damage as quickly as possible after it happens. Otherwise, it is possible for mold damage to form and cause further damage on top of the problems that you are already dealing with. It takes less than seventy-two hours after the initial exposure to water damage for mold spores to become active. Mold spores are omnipresent and impossible to be completely rid of them. However, they are also harmless in their spore state, as long as the area they inhabit remains dry.
 
When mold spores are exposed to water, they can cause mold damage inside of your Boynton Beach home by forming a mold colony. Mold damage and mold colonies should never be left inside of your home for an extended period of time. Over time, mold can break down the wooden structure of your home and cause health effects in the individuals who live there. To avoid these situations, ridding your home of the mold as quickly as possible is the best course of action.
 
Here, at SERVPRO, our highly trained IICRC-certified technicians use advanced techniques and equipment in conjunction to combat mold damage. Furthermore, our company prides itself on its quick service. We are "Faster to Any Size Disaster." When you hire SERVPRO, you can feel confident in our speed, our professionalism, our results, and our customer-friendliness.
 
When we arrive at your house, SERVPRO can begin the remediation after a swift investigation of the damages. Mold damage should always be quarantined from the rest of the house before remediation, as agitation can cause the spores from the colony to become airborne and spread. Putting up a plastic barricade keeps the spores away from the rest of your home and prevents the colony from taking root elsewhere.
 
To start the remediation, SERVPRO can use disinfection to clean the mold away from the surface it has attached itself to, so long as it is only semi-porous or nonporous. Should the mold have taken root in a porous material, the material has to go with the mold, as it cannot be cleaned thoroughly. Once the mold has been removed, our technicians can spray an anti-fungal agent to prevent the mold from regrowing and then leave your home in its pre-mold state.
 
When it comes to finding mold damage inside of your home, it is essential to get help fast. Dial (561) 413-9754 to get in touch with SERVPRO of Boynton Beach. Day or night, our doors are open.

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Your Best Guide to Mold Damage Remediation in Your Boynton Beach Business

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

When your popular bakery suffers from a mold infestation, any delays can make the problem worse. Contact team SERVPRO for a fast response.

Removing Mold Colonies from Your Boynton Beach Bakery

With a Boynton Beach bakery, you have a wide assortment of customers looking to get your prepared goods from sunup to sundown. With the expected traffic you receive and their respective needs, you cannot afford a widespread disaster shutting your business down for an extended period. With condensation, humidity, and other moisture causing scenarios, your bakery can fall victim to mold growth and colonization. This microbial growth is a situation that requires immediate attention for many reasons.

When you require mold remediation for your Boynton Beach bakery, this is not a task for just anyone. Contrary to what you might read on the internet, removing mold colonies can be too challenging or even dangerous to do on your own without the right experience, tools, and personal protective equipment. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to the discovery of mold in your business to begin containing the spread and preventing the situation from getting out of control.

As a business owner in the food and beverage industry, mold growth can threaten your customers, employees, and the building that you use. In the discovery of mold, there is no getting around shutting down the business until the remediation completes and appropriate environmental tests have taken place to ensure the safety of those that enter the building. Our professionals can work quickly to remove the active colonies and prepare your establishment for this testing.

Removal of the mold colonies is only a portion of the work to get done once the organism has seated in your bakery. Our SERVPRO technicians must also contend with air quality concerns like volatile organic compounds and mold spores within our containment area. Equipment such as our hydroxyl generators, ozone machines, and air scrubbers can all independently work to clean the atmosphere by removing spores and debris from the air.

While mold growth can shut your doors for a time to allow remediation to complete, trust our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach applied microbial remediation technicians to get the job done quickly and professionally. We have all of the tools and resources to remove mold colonies and restore the damage that the organism causes. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (561) 413-9754.

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Let Our Crew Assist You When A Mold Infestation Has Taken Over Your Home In Boynton Beach

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Mold and mildew can cause different problems to occur within your home, but we have the answers you need.

Mold Damage Is A Nightmare For Many Homeowners In Boynton Beach

When your Boynton Beach home suffers damage, thoughts about the loss experienced center around replacing the items, their cost, the inconvenience imposed by their absence, and even possible health effects by either their loss or the presence of damaged items.

SERVPRO technicians understand that your home needs an experienced team of specialists when a problem involves mold damage in Boynton Beach. We realize that you want the problem fixed and to know that your home is once again safe, “Like it never even happened.” Our training involves several methods to rid your home and many types of belongings of mold and mildew.

We use these methods when we remove damaged sections of housing materials. These include negative air chambers constructed of heavy gauge plastic, tubing, and air scrubbers. This kind of setup protects your home from spores and other things that can contaminate your home.

Another method involves scraping of materials that mold growth covers and getting these cleaned up. We scrape away the majority of the growth and then wipe everything down with clean water, continually rinsing out our sponges and cloths.

Dry ice pellets in our blasting equipment handle small spaces like attics and crawlspaces. Instead of manually scraping these areas free of mold and mildew, dry ice pellets peel the layers of microbes away and leave only clean materials afterward. The dry ice simply dissolves into CO2 when it reaches room temperature. This is the same as the air you exhale, so the process is entirely safe.

After we remove mold, we use vacuums with HEPA filters to remove the leftover spores and mold from the areas remediated. We clean everything up thoroughly and also treat those areas with antifungal agents that, when dry, prevent any regrowth in the treated sections.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach wants to help you recover your home after mold tries to move in and take over. We use different ways to get things back under your control and provide you with useful information to help prevent future problems with mold damage. Mold and mildew can cause different problems to occur within your home, but we have the answers you need. Call our crew at (561) 413-9754, so we can help you.

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Call Our Team At SERVPRO When Mold Has Taken Over Your Boynton Beach Home

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for full-service solutions to mold problems found on your property, today.

Mold Damage Remediation And Loss Mitigation Boynton Beach Residents Can Count On

For any extensive mold problems found in your Boynton Beach area home, you should consider hiring a professional. If you can see mold growing on your walls and the contaminated area covers more than 10 square feet, you need an expert to address it correctly. Many molds contain airborne toxins that can cause problems throughout your home. Since most mold is microscopic, you can become compromised without ever seeing that a problem exists.

The most common ways to locate mold damage in your Boynton Beach property involves searching for odors and other early signs using specialized equipment. If you only slightly suspect that you have a mold problem, it is worth hiring a professional to perform an inspection to find out. You want to keep you and your family out of harm’s way whenever possible, avoiding any health problems that mold may cause.

A common misconception is that bleach, peroxide, vinegar, and baking soda kill mold. However, when it comes to getting mold in your home under control, splashing some chemicals around and using a rag doused in vinegar does not do the trick. SERVPRO’s highly-trained mold remediation specialists use a variety of cleaning and drying methods along with EPA registered disinfectants, anti-fungal and anti-microbial treatments to address mold problems found in your home.

SERVPRO can also help remove mold from fabrics, including clothing, shoes, drapes, rugs, carpeting, and other household goods that become saturated with mold. Our mold remediation technicians scrutinize each item, helping you decide which of your belongings remain salvageable and often work with your insurance company to obtain the results you desire. We can help you identify problem areas early, limit the losses you experience, and return your home’s interior to a quality condition that you and your family can enjoy.

SERVPRO’s mold remediation teams are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year-round to provide you with the mold remediation and damage mitigation services you deserve. We have all of the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to tackle any size job imaginable and do everything possible to prevent mold from spreading throughout your home.

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for full-service solutions to mold problems found on your property, today. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, providing a local resource for every member of our community. Call us today at (561) 413-9754.

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How Our Experts Handle The Secondary Effects Of A Fire In Your Boynton Beach Home

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Secondary effects from a fire in your home can often pose as significant of damages and threats as the primary ones.

Secondary Effects That Threaten Boynton Beach Homes After A Fire

Once the firefighters and the first responders leave the scene, you get your first real look at the damage your Boynton Beach home has sustained. Regardless of the cause of the fire and how far it has spread throughout the structure, you have many effects that require immediate attention to preserve contents within the house and to keep structural concerns from getting worse. Our rapid response team can help.

At SERVPRO, the fire damage to your Boynton Beach residence is a unique project. Every home or commercial structure that we work to restore offers something different for our talented technicians, and we approach every new project with the compassion and sensitivity to the trauma that your family has endured. From our initial assessment, we can better appreciate the severity of the direct fire damages as well as secondary effects that can result.

A common thread to substantial structure fires to homes in the area is the high volume of water required to overcome these flames. With this water, combined with the need for first responders to create their openings into your house to suppress the disaster, preventing the spread of the fire can create widespread flood-like damages and designed holes in your home’s exterior. Our technicians have fast extraction equipment capable of removing excess water quickly to allow for drying equipment to start getting used as promptly as possible to preserve structural elements.

Our SERVPRO specialists can help to prepare your property for reconstruction and rebuilding required before much of the restoration work can begin. We can work closely with the contractor of your choice to begin our work right on the heels of the completed build back to minimize the amount of time you are out of your home.

Secondary effects from a fire in your home can often pose as significant of damages and threats as the primary ones. Having a team like our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach fire restoration technicians on your side can help you to overcome these conditions quickly to get you back in your home as fast as possible. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (561) 413-9754.

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Does Your Boynton Beach Gym Have a Mold Issue?

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold spores have ample opportunities to grow in a gym.

Remediation for Mold in Your Boynton Beach Gym

Running a gym in Boynton Beach often comes with some fierce competition. With so many of the residents looking for the year-round beach body, your facility needs to remain in top form to keep your members loyal to the gym you run and the results they can achieve. The persistent moisture from humidity, sweat, and indoor showering stalls presents several obstacles for your building, however.

Unregulated dampness and moisture allow for mold damage to occur in your Boynton Beach gym. Not only is this a health hazard for those that use the facility, but it can also be damaging to a reputation that you work hard to build and maintain throughout the area. You need to take care of this situation quickly, and for that, you should seek the efficient and effective services of our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians.

From the moment that our professionals arrive at your facility, we work quickly to determine the source of the problem and where the mold colony is growing. With this knowledge, our technicians can isolate the affected areas of your building to prevent the spread of active mold spores throughout the building with the use of our air scrubbers and negative air chambers. Once the situation gets quarantined, our professionals can determine the most effective approach to removing the colony and restoring the damage the organism has caused.

With your reputation at stake, as well as the progress of all of your paying members, you want efficient service. Our SERVPRO rapid response team quickly arrives after you call to being mitigation efforts to protect your equipment and contents from mold exposure.

Your gym is a place where you can expect a lot of foot traffic throughout the operating hours. Our efficient service can limit the time that you have to keep your doors closed by providing fast moisture removal efforts and effective colony removal solutions. Give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach applied microbial remediation technicians a call 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

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Cracking the Mold Damage in a Boynton Home Code

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Avoiding Mold Growth in Your Boynton Beach Home

8/12/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold on the walls of your home can be something that causes panic. Call us at SERVPRO to quickly come out and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Many Factors can Lead to Mold Damage in a Residence

While it might seem like common knowledge that mold growth in your Boynton Beach home could be problematic for the house and its occupants, many homeowners drag their feet on taking care of the problem when they discover it in their homes. One thing that is certain, no mold growth goes away on its own.

Apart from the potential health effects that you could experience due to mold damages in your Boynton Beach residence, the house itself is also at risk. This organism breaks down organic material as it grows and thrives, eating through vital construction materials used throughout your residence. There are some ways to avoid its growth altogether, and these are helpful in preventing this damaging presence in your house.

Moisture plays a vital role in the colonization of mold spores. It is why our SERVPRO professionals look to isolate and repair the source of moisture and dampness when we get dispatched to a remediation project. Lingering and persistent dampness is a food source for naturally occurring microscopic mold spores, allowing them to seat into organic materials in the area and begin to spread.

There are areas of your home that get used less than others, such as your attic space. Roof damages from storms passing through the area can allow for moisture leeching into this space above the ceiling. If the moisture does not get resolved, it can allow for microbial growth in as little as three days. Regular inspections throughout these less used areas of your home can help you to identify problems before they get out of control.

This inspection is another one of the services that our SERVPRO team can offer, helping to provide you with some assurance that mold colonization has not occurred in your home. Furthermore, our technicians can identify potential risks and hazards, preventing a colony from forming by restoring water damages as they get discovered.

It might not be easy to think of mold growth in your home, but it is something that must get addressed as quickly as possible. With the risks to both the occupants of the house and the building itself, trust in the rapid response of our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach remediation technicians. You can reach our team 24/7 by calling (561) 413-9754.

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Why You Need Professional Mold Remediation for Your Boynton Beach Business

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold in the corner of your business can cause you to panic. Contact SERVPRO right away for effective remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Understands How a Mold Infestation Spreads and Ways to BOTH Stop and Remediate the Damage

Businesses in Boynton Beach require a certain level of cleanliness and safety to meet standards set in place by federal and state institutions and offices. Among these requirements is the insistence of businesses on restoring and repairing damages to their building that present a clear hazard to customers or staff. Mold growth is a good example of this kind of issue that requires immediate attention.

You might not realize the kind of severe situation that mold colonization is for your business. Not only do you have to contend with the various commercial mold damage in Boynton Beach created by the thriving colony, but also have to work to limit exposure to this colony in your business. The best thing that you can do is to seek out professional remediation services to overcome the effects this fungal presence has had on your building.

One of the first concerns that should have you reaching out to SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians is the safety and well being of your staff and customers. Regardless of its specific location within your building, exposure to the colony is a challenging thing to avoid. This exposure can lead to potential health effects, much of which you would be responsible for by not taking care of the problem when it first got discovered.

Another consideration that you should make as the owner of a business is the profits that you stand to lose with your business entirely shut down by inspectors from the health department or some other similar authoritative branch. Choosing professional remediation with SERVPRO ensures that the affected area gets sectioned off from the rest of the building and that you can remove this active colony as efficiently as possible.
 
Mold damage in your business requires immediate action to remedy. Not only is this the best choice for the safety of your staff and customers, it is also a way to stay in compliance with the health administration who has the authority to shut your business down if mold gets discovered. Trust in the fast response of our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach mold remediators to remove the colony and restore the damage the mold has caused. Give us a call 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

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Storm Damages That Allow Flooding To Your Boynton Beach Residence

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

One singular severe storm can do significant damage to your roof or siding on the house and allow flood damages to occur.

Storm Damage

Homeowners in Boynton Beach are familiar with the high-powered storm systems that can roll in with little warning from the Atlantic. With high winds and varying precipitations, the siding and roof of your house are at the greatest risks of failure. Even more to the point, once the exterior defenses of your house have failed, the inside of your home is at considerable risk for flooding.

The most substantial problem with storm damages occurring to your house is that you cannot often safely assess the severity of these problems until water has already started to penetrate through vulnerable points. Not only do you have to face the issues that the storm has caused the exterior of your home, but now you have to battle worsening flood damages to your Boynton Beach residence as well.

While our SERVPRO estimator can get to work on the necessary information that your insurance company needs to proceed with a claim, these situations often have to be a joint effort between our restoration expertise and the tradecraft of licensed residential contractors to help rebuild and repair overly damaged areas in your home's roof and siding.

Mitigation efforts still occur in this time, however. While our SERVPRO technicians cannot fully restore your home until the necessary repairs have finished on the outside, there is still work that we do to prevent worsening conditions. This mitigation process aids our professionals in later being able to restore your home to preloss conditions more efficiently.

Finding a residential contractor is a process where many homeowners may feel inexperienced. In this case, you can refer the decision to a trusted and reputable company that either your insurance company selects on your behalf or one that our team of restorers has worked with before.

One singular severe storm can do significant damage to your roof or siding on the house and allow flood damages to occur. The right professional restoration team can help you to get your home back to original conditions as quickly as possible. Give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach rapid responders a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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Is Professional Fire Damage Restoration Necessary For Your Boynton Beach Home?

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Many mishaps, mistakes, and malfunctions can precede the circumstances resulting in fire damage to your Boynton Beach home.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration

If you fit the description of the resilient Boynton Beach homeowner, you might think about rolling up your sleeves and cleaning the damage done after a household fire yourself. In the chaos and uncertainty, you experience after the shock of a fire uninformed decisions can haunt you and your family for the long term. Engaging our services ensures cleanup and restoration that meets the highest standards and returns your home to you “Like it never even happened.”

Many mishaps, mistakes, and malfunctions can precede the circumstances resulting in fire damage to your Boynton Beach home. Unattended cooking, a candle knocked over by a pet, overloaded extension cords substituting for out of date wiring, or too much lint in a dryer vent is all lapses in judgment any of us might commit that burst into flame. An understandable response to the guilty feeling after negligence becomes a crisis is a valiant attempt to make everything right. Unfortunately failing to hire a reliable fire restoration firm is likely to increase rather than eliminate the damage.

SERVPRO trains our technicians extensively before sending them to a fire damage scenario. Our employees master comprehensive courses readying them to perform to the industry standards established by the IICRC. Cleaning up the toxic waste created by a fire requires a precise methodology to keep you and your family safe while restoring and protecting your building’s structure fast. Furnishings and personal belongings also suffer the effects of smoke and soot and deteriorate quickly. You might believe the fire ruined them, but we have expertise in bringing even blackened and tarnished articles back to function and beauty.

We learn how to evaluate smoke and soot residues and select appropriate cleaning products and techniques to mitigate their effects. Failure to match the damage to the solution causes smearing, spreading of debris, and incomplete results that allow the acidic coatings from fire damage to continue deteriorating structural components and contents. SERVPRO technicians swiftly move through your home, resolving issues caused by the fire systemically, much more quickly and thoroughly than you could on your own.

Given our experience and training in the fire restoration industry, we suggest you reconsider any thoughts of a fire damage recovery completed DIY style. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 24 hours a day seven days a week to schedule an assessment of your home’s fire damage.

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Steps In Remediation Of Mold Damage In Boynton Beach

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

As small in size as individual mold particles come, the presence of mold can still cause problems anywhere inside a residence.

Steps In Remediation Of Mold Damage

As small in size as individual mold particles come, the presence of mold can still cause problems anywhere inside a Boynton Beach residence. Porous materials are particularly vulnerable, even when their components come from non-cellulose sources. This includes concrete and stone because these building materials often contain a multitude of cracks, grooves, and other locations where microbes can hide.

Protecting your house in Boynton Beach from mold damage requires that you regain and continue to maintain control of the environment inside your property. This invasive microorganism requires moist conditions and a food source. While an absence of cellulose fibers may slow its growth down considerably, dust and other debris can provide mold with enough materials to sustain it.

SERVPRO provides mold damage remediation that involves several different steps which together make your home “Like it never even happened.” Each of these steps strengthens the other methods we use and helps keep mold and other microbes like mildew from returning later.

Containing the Area
We set up plastic sheeting to make close off the areas where the mold damage exists. We use the enclosure and powerful air movers to create negative pressure which pushes microbes, spores, and any dust outside your home. As we bag up sections of drywall, paneling, and other materials that contain mold, dust can become quite substantial.

Cleaning the Air
We clean the air in your home near the area we find mold in to help eliminate spores that already found their way into uncontaminated places. Air scrubbers come with HEPA filters that remove spores and microbes from the air.

Treating the Area
We use antimicrobial agents to help keep mold from coming back. These agents are safe around children, pets, and plants once dry. They also dry clear, and without any visible changes to the areas, we apply them.

Lowering Humidity to a Normal Range
Getting rid of excess moisture inside your home often means tracking down its source. Some residential properties contain more than one of these problem areas. SERVPRO technicians use hygrometers to locate these areas. Only then can we stop the unwanted moisture from coming into your home's living space.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach wants to help your family live in a home free of mold damage and the health effects an infestation can sometimes cause. Contact us today at (561) 413-9754 if your home contains a microbial infestation.

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Water Damage Experts From Boynton Beach Explain Deodorization Methods

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Regardless of the source of the water damage that you are facing, calling SERVPRO is a great choice for dealing with both odor and preventing mold.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage: Starting From Drying Out Services All the Way to Odor Removal

Whenever water enters a home in Boynton Beach, whether it is contaminated with harmful bacteria or not has to do with the source of the moisture. Water that leaks from freshwater pipes is clean and is considered clear or category 1 water. Moisture that comes from the outside or from sink drains may contain some bacteria and is classified as grey or category 2. If water containing mud from the outdoors gets into the house or a sewer line breaks, the water is considered to be highly contaminated with harmful bacteria and gets labeled as black water.
 
Any time moisture affects materials inside a structure, mildew-like odors can exist. When mitigating water damage in Boynton Beach, deodorization is the final step in the process. Grey and black water can also carry malodorous particles, and porous materials may have to be removed and replaced. When our SERVPRO technicians handle category 2, and 3 scenarios, deodorization occurs after all contaminated materials get removed.
 
When attempting to deodorize your house after water-related problems, various methods get implemented to make the home smell as clean as it did before the loss occurred. The first step to any deodorization process is to eliminate the source of the odor. When moisture is what is causing foul odors to exist, wet materials get vacuumed with advanced extraction equipment and dried out.
 
If pungent aromas are still present after moisture levels have returned to normal, various chemicals can get used to eliminate malodor particles. In affected areas of the carpet where lifting it up is not feasible, deodorant chemicals can be injected into the fabric with a syringe. Deodorant and disinfectant chemicals get sprayed using a hand pump or powered sprayer after damage occurs to help eliminate pungent odors and inhibit microbial growth.
 
In other situations, our SERVPRO restoration team uses ventilation methods and air scrubbing to reduce the presence of mildew-like fragrances. When odors remain in the air after the source of the foul smell gets removed, we can use heavy duty ventilating box fans to blow out the contaminated air. Air scrubbers can be set up to remove harmful particles from the building's airflow.
 
If one method of deodorization does not work, then other systems get implemented until the air smells fresh and clean. In many scenarios, chemicals with pleasant aromas get applied to mask unpleasant ones. If your home ever smells like mildew after a water leak, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 24/7.

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Professional Water Removal Services For Your Boynton Bar

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO technicians are here to take care of you and your Boynton business.

SERVPRO is The Restoration Expert You Can Trust With Your Boynton Beach Bar

Water can be as damaging to your property as any other known disaster, and its widespread reach and ease of movement can affect a more significant area as well. A water loss incident in your Boynton business, especially something as frequented as a bar. You rely heavily on the foot traffic and loyal locals to help you make a profit, and when a water loss incident impacts your ability to open your doors, time is of the essence to get the problem fixed quickly and correctly.

Regardless of what has caused this need for water removal services in your Boynton bar, the damage is there nonetheless. Working to correct this problem on your own could be your first instinct, but failure to clean the area thoroughly and ensure dryness leads to mold and microbial growth. For the sake of efficiency and experience, you want to go with professional restoration services instead.

From the moment that our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your business, we are committed to stopping the water loss incident if it has not been already. After this gets accomplished, we set out to inspect the full scope of the damage that your business faces so that our team of professionals has the right equipment to get the job done quickly.

As the service suggests, extraction plays a critical role in this restoration process. Depending on the severity of the water damage, our professionals might dispatch a truck mounted pump from our SERVPRO fleet to quickly pull the water out of the area. Spot extractions and smaller volumes typically get accomplished with wet-vacs and portable pumps.

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Failure to appropriately remedy a water loss incident could pose several different problems for your business in the immediate future. To avoid irreparable damages or compounding conditions, give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach professionals a call. We can work quickly to ensure that your doors reopen quickly and that the affected areas of your business get restored entirely. Give us a call 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

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Important Facts To Help You Counter Mold Damage In Boynton Beach

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage results typically when moisture is present in your structure, and you fail to remove it as soon as possible.

Important Facts About Mold Damage

Mold damage results typically when moisture is present in your structure, and you fail to remove it as soon as possible. Since the mold spores are present almost everywhere, when they settle on water, it is a matter of time before the mold grows. In case of a water intrusion, drying your Boynton Beach facility as well as removing all the water-damaged contents should be among the first steps when restoring your property.

Sometimes it is possible to spot mold damage in your Boynton Beach home, while in some cases it can hide behind your cushions, carpets, and walls. As far as there was a water intrusion incident in your property and you are not in a position to dry your home within 24 -48 hours, we advise you to work with qualified professionals like our SERVPRO team to analyze the extent of the moisture problem.

Exposure to areas with mold contamination can cause health effects, and that means cleaning and disinfection should start immediately. There are some safety standards which our SERVPRO team observes when working for you to stay protected against hazards. We wear a full-face, or half-face respirator to help us safely breathe in a moldy site, wear protective gloves and goggles to protect our skin and eyes respectively.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand there is a risk of spreading the spores to uncontaminated areas and as a result employ containment measures. For instance, we can shut down the HVAC system, use plastic sheeting to isolate the site, as well as generate negative pressure to prevent the mold spores from moving to a clean area.

We use detergents with antimicrobial properties to clean moldy materials where necessary, in cases where it is not possible to do the cleaning, we remove the content and seal them in plastic bags. Improving the quality of air after removing and cleaning the mold is necessary as we achieve that through deodorization.

At SERVPRO of Boynton Beach, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire, and water-related. Call us at (561) 413-9754 and get served by a proven industry leader.

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Water Damage Restoration in Boynton Beach After an Appliance Failure

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Appliance Causing Water Damage in Boynton Beach? Call SERVPRO for Extraction

Boynton Beach Properties Receive Rapid Water Removal from SERVPRO

Unwanted water in your house is never fun. Disaster can strike when the hose on your washing machine came loose while doing the laundry and now a large area of your home is covered with standing water. This water can damage your personal items such as photos, clothing, documents as well as harm the flooring, walls, and the appliance. Understandably, the ordeal can be highly frustrating and overwhelming. Quickly, if possible, turn off the electricity and the water supply line.

Now you have to deal with water damage in your Boynton Beach home after a long and tiring day. Acting fast is your best option for mitigating the damage. The large amount of standing water needs to be removed from the floor as soon as possible. Our skilled, licensed and highly trained SERVPRO technicians can be trusted to do the job, so contact us right away.

Upon arrival, we can inspect and assess the affected areas to determine what actions are needed to extract the water, and dry out your home to its preloss condition, if possible. We can set up truck-mounted and portable equipment to suction out the pooling liquid even as we move belongings away from the water. Heavy furniture can be placed on wood or foam blocks so that water does not wick into the wooden legs or soak the fabrics. We strive to restore and not replace furnishings, possessions, and building materials. Most water damaging events are not major with vast volumes of water requiring extraction, but large or small SERVPRO team members work hard to reduce adverse effects.

After the water has been extracted, the drying process can continue utilizing commercial grade equipment. We can strategically place air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers first to sweep moisture from the wet surfaces and then capture the water vapor. This method also helps to mitigate secondary damage (items not initially affected by the unwanted water) from occurring. These procedures include drying hidden pockets of moisture under the flooring, inside wall cavities, and other nooks and crannies. Mold can start to develop in 24-48 hours, so rapid drying reduces the chances of colonies forming.

Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can clean up and restore your water damaged home so that you feel "Like it never even happened." Contact us at (561) 413-9754 for 24/7 service.

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Why Mold Damage in Your Boynton Bookstore Requires Immediate Attention

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

If mold begins to grow in your bookstore, call the professionals at SERVPRO to properly remediate the damage.

SERVPRO is Here to Help When You Experience Mold Damage in Your Store

Your Boynton bookstore thrives on the avid readers of the region and offers them a haven for their habits. As you likely already know, moisture and dampness are two conditions which can threaten the integrity and quality of a book, but that is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg regarding the overall damage that it could present to the stock and structure of the store you own.

Since humidity and higher temperatures are commonplace in the area, often the conditions are already met for mold growth in commercial and residential structures. Microscopic mold spores exist naturally in the environment both inside and outside of buildings, posing a constant possibility of mold damage to your Boynton bookstore if the humid and damp conditions do not get appropriately managed. While SERVPRO IICRC certified mold remediation specialists can help you through any of the symptoms and effects of mold in your business, acting quickly can help to alleviate some other concerns that naturally follow along with a damaging situation like this.

The primary component of your bookstore is the hardcover and paperback editions of countless authors’ creations. While this might be what the customer base of your store also sees when they walk in, mold sees a feeding ground and organic material around every corner to spread the colonies, grow and thrive. When even a hint of the mold is present in your business, shelves of wares and the entirety of the stockroom are now a food source for the fungal colony.

With the known potential health effects that have gotten attributed to exposure to mold, your business cannot remain open to the customers you serve through the remediation process. This fact leaves you trusting in the efficiency of SERVPRO mold remediation over attempting to resolve this issue on your own, as conventional cleaning methods are virtually ineffective against the entire hyphae. DIY approaches only deal with the surface fungus, but the underlying issue remains and resurfaces a short time later.

Having a bookstore relies heavily on the traffic that you have coming in every day. While you might not ever get fully prepared for mold damage, SERVPRO of Boynton Beach can help you remediate the damage and get your business back open to the loyal customers you have. Give us a call anytime you need us at (561) 413-9855.

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How Quickly Your Boynton Beach Home Can Experience Flood Damage

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in any area can be devastating to the homeowner. Contact SERVPRO right away should your home face a flooding scenario.

Team SERVPRO Helps Dry Out Your Property and Seals Up Cracks Which Can Help Prevent Future Flooding


Owning a home in Boynton Beach has always come with the expectancy for unfavorable weather at times. While the better part of the year gets spent in warmth and mild conditions, these fair circumstances can change at the drop of the hat with severe weather systems pouring in from the coast. While you might do your best to prepare your home structurally for the potential wind, water and physical damage from external sources that it could face amid a strong storm, sometimes these measures fall short of completely preventing the issues.  
 
A good example of this would be flood damage to your Boynton Beach residence. While you work hard to make sure that your house is structurally able to handle the demanding nature of hurricane seasons, you cannot always tell when your foundation walls begin to fail and degrade. Even on a small scale, a good amount of water can pass through insignificant cracks and vulnerable points, broadening these penetration zones to allow high volumes of water in the ground and on the surface to pass through this line of defense.  
 
Within a short amount of time, you are dealing with a substantial emergency situation in the lower levels of your home. Whether this is a finished and livable area of your house or not, the pooling water stands to threaten the materials that are responsible for structural integrity of your home and can irreparably damage contents of the area including appliances and your stored possessions. This reality is why contacting SERVPRO at the onset of this disaster can help you to limit the damage that you end up facing.  
 
Our SERVPRO technicians work quickly to ensure that you experience as little of the potential damage as possible by immediately searching for the source of the flooding and repairing this area with hydraulic cement. Extraction using truck mounted pumps and wet-vacs prepares the area quickly for a thorough drying procedure. Drying and dehumidification limit the possibility of an added disaster such as mold growth.  
 
Flooding is rarely an expected occurrence, even for those that are familiar with the severe weather systems that they face. You can always trust SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to help you clean up the mess and restore the damage whenever you need us. You can reach our emergency response team 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

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Professional Mold Remediation For Your Boynton Beach Home

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage in your Boynton Beach home might not always be clear and easy to see.

Professional Mold Remediation

A humid atmosphere is something that every Boynton Beach homeowner has to contend with on an almost daily basis. The unfortunate side to this natural state, apart from the uncomfortableness that often results from it, is the potential threats that it could cause your house. While there is something to be said regarding humid conditions and their effects on wood structures over time, there is also the lingering possibility of mold growth in excessively damp or wet areas of your house.

Mold damage in your Boynton Beach home might not always be clear and easy to see. Sometimes you have to identify its presence by signals like a musty scent in some areas of your house rather than seeing physical mold growing on surfaces. For some time, spores grow in colonies beneath the organic surfaces they seat into, leaving you none the wiser about their presence until you catch the familiar musty scent or the organisms spread out and grow large enough to push out onto the surface where you can see.

You indeed would not be alone in thinking that the discovery of mold in your home is something that you can contend with on your own instead of contacting professional services like our SERVPRO team. In fact, there are many resources on the internet to suggest DIY methods of mold removal, but for the most part, these methods of removal are vastly ineffective. The reason is, most people do not have the appropriate tools or expertise to reach the whole of the organism (the entire hyphae) and therefore, do not remove the mold. All that has gotten accomplished is the destruction of surface mold and likely the spread of spores to new areas of your home.

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified remediation specialists have the tools and expertise to get the job done correctly. From sectioning off the affected area and shutting off air circulation to prevent the spread of mold to new areas of your house, our team gets to work quickly on removing the colonies using our equipment that can deeply penetrate organic surfaces and remove the entire hyphae.

When you discover mold inside of your home, it is something that should get dealt with promptly. Call our experienced SERVPRO of Boynton Beach mold remediation specialists. We can be reached anytime at (561) 413-9754.

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Fire Damage from Cigarettes in Your Boynton Beach Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Smoking is one of the leading causes of house fires, it is important to properly dispose of cigarettes after use.

Call SERVPRO As Soon As the Flames Are Out to Minimize Further Damage

While people in Boynton Beach commonly focus on the adverse health effects of cigarettes, it is important to remember that smoking indoors can lead to a fire. Smoking is a leading cause of house fires, especially when cigarettes or other smoking materials are improperly disposed of. A cigarette that is lit and tossed into your trash can create a fire in only seconds and engulf your entire property in flames. E-cigarettes are also a safety hazard, as they can malfunction and explode.

If you are a smoker, it is always safest to smoke outside of your Boynton Beach home and then properly dispose of your cigarettes. If an accident happens, and fire and fire damage have occurred in your home from cigarettes, you need help restoring it. Our technicians at SERVPRO can help you clean up the damage and get your life back on track.

After fire damage, the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours of recovery is crucial. Our effective emergency response stabilizes your structure to ensure we can recover as much property as possible. The acidic smoke and soot damage which is produced when fires are extinguished speeds up the corrosion and deterioration of vital assets and building components. To make matters worse, fires are usually put out with dry chemicals or water. The smoke odor left behind is toxic and has to be neutralized and deodorized.

SERVPRO’s fire damage restoration process includes mitigating the damage, doing the cleanup of smoke damage, and restoration of water damage as well. We do these as fast as possible after the fire happened. Besides the visible structural damage, we have to evaluate contents in your home based on different factors. These include loss of use, replacement versus restoration, the effect of heat and smoke, loss of value, sentimental value, and decreased life expectancy.

Our full restoration services can include emergency board-up, demolition, film application for soot removal, mitigating damage from smoke with thermal deodorization, and total reconstruction. When the last step requires massive rebuilding, we work with licensed professional contractors to help us.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach understands that after a fire in your home in Boynton Beach or nearby areas, you are dealing with a lot. However, we urge you to get in touch with us at (561) 413-9754 as soon as the flames are out so we can mitigate as much damage as possible and avoid further issues.

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Removing Commercial Mold Damage in Boynton Beach

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Your sandwich shop or any other type of business needs a clean, mold free environment to operate in. Contact SERVPRO for remediation right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Customize the Remediation Plan Per Your Business Type and Extent of the Mold Infestation

Every Boynton Beach business has its requirements for clean-up and restoration after discovering a mold infestation. For example, a sandwich shop requires more careful cleaning to avoid contaminating food products and storage units like refrigerators and freezers as opposed to an operation like an auto repair shop that has square footage and requires more demolition and replacement of building material.
 
Boynton Beach commercial mold damage requires a professional restoration service to ensure each business is returned, as closely as possible, to its pre-mold state. As a locally owned business ourselves, SERVPRO understands how important it is to stay open every day for customers. The loss of one day’s receipts can force a business owner to put off paying a supplier to make that week’s payroll.
 
In the sandwich shop, we start with an inspection. Our technicians look for any leaks that generated enough moisture to cause the mold to expand and grow. We clean up any water to stop further growth and then stop the leak if the repair is a minor fix. Then, we use an anti-fungal spray to kill surface mold to prevent a recurrence.
 
If we find the interior of a storage unit is mold free, we seal it with the uncontaminated food inside and then wipe down the exterior of the refrigerator or freezer. The idea is to prevent handling the food if possible to preserve it and avoid accidental contamination of the product or uncontaminated areas of the shop.
 
With the larger space in a garage, SERVPRO technicians can seal off the contaminated section of the business with plastic sheeting to isolate it and prevent accidental contamination. Once we complete isolation, our team can quickly demolish and remove the infested building material for disposal according to Florida and EPA regulations.
 
In both types of businesses, we test the air for mold content after we finish removal and remediation. If the levels are still too high, we use the content meter to find the highest concentration of mold. Our teams spray the area and wipe down every nearby surface. If the air content is still high, we check behind the walls and above the ceilings to see what may be hiding.
 
Every business has its concerns when it comes to restoring it after a disaster. SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has served our fellow business owners for over fifty years and is proud to continue the service we started back in 1967. If you suspect a mold problem and need our help, call us today at (561) 413-9754.

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The Importance of Expedient Flood Damage Restoration to Your Boynton Beach Home

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO acts fast to remove floodwater and restore your home after flood damage.

Rely on SERVPRO if Floodwater Makes Its Way Into Your Home

While there is undoubtedly a lot of sunshine and fair weather conditions to be found in Boynton Beach, it can also experience its fair share of severe weather situations as well. Preparing for these circumstances can sometimes feel impossible, as there are plenty of instances in which the best of precautionary measures pale in comparison to the damage that a storm is truly capable of doling out. 

You should not get discouraged from pursuing preventative measures to help ward off the damaging effects of severe weather, however. In many cases, getting prepared for heavy rainfalls and gale force winds can prevent substantial flood damage to your Boynton Beach residence. Keeping yourself aware of the condition of structural components of your home, such as your foundation, can help you to stay ahead of problems before they happen. 

However, as the adage suggests, the best-laid plans “do often go awry.” So, when severe weather has allowed floodwaters into the lower levels of your home, you should know whom to call to help you set things right. Our SERVPRO team has the tools and the expertise to quickly extract the water from the affected area while simultaneously working to help you prevent the same kinds of damages in the future. 

From the moment that we arrive at your home, we set a plan into motion to begin extracting the pooled water from the floor. If there is still actively water coming into your home at this time, the team sets their sights on resolving this threat first. This process typically involves a visual inspection of the structural integrity of your entire foundation and applying hydraulic cement to compromised and vulnerable areas. 

The extraction process typically utilizes truck mounted pumps from our fleet of vehicles. Using this equipment is the most expedient way to pull the water from the floor and to reach a point where drying efforts would be successful. 

When you are dealing with flood damage to your home, your priority is restoring the damage quickly and thoroughly to prevent further costs to you or damage to things that cannot get replaced. Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach restoration specialists can help you to set things right. Give us a call anytime at (561) 413-9754.

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Taking Care Of Mold Damage To Your Boynton Beach Home

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

With higher temperatures and excessive moisture in the air, fungal spores have an opportunity to seat into materials and surfaces of your home.

Taking Care Of Mold Damage

Humidity can be a hard thing to have to deal with every day, but that is often the case for coastal communities like Boynton Beach. While there are innumerable ways to “beat the heat” as they say, failing to regulate this humidity in your home can have worse effects than only making you uncomfortable. With higher temperatures and excessive moisture in the air, fungal spores have an opportunity to seat into organic materials and surfaces of your home and start forming colonies.

Many people believe that mold damage in their Boynton Beach home is not something that requires immediate attention. Since so many houses in the area combat excessive moisture and higher temperatures for most of the year, the potential resulting fungal growth is believed to be non-threatening. As you might have already known, mold can cause health effects to you and your family and as such, should be handled efficiently and thoroughly.

Professional remediation services are your best bet to restore the damage that mold has caused to your house and to prevent it from occurring so readily in the future. SERVPRO technicians get trained to the high standards set in place by the IICRC to be certified remediation specialists in both residential and commercial settings. Our tools and experience blend into an effective strategy for mold removal and damage restoration process.

Isolation of the affected area is a top priority for our technicians on site. Throughout the remediation process, circulation of air through AC units or fans stops to allow equipment like negative air chambers positioned around the colonies to efficiently prevent the spread of mold spores to new areas. Scrubbers fitted with filters clean deeply into mold damaged surfaces to remove the entire organism. In some cases of widespread damage to structural components, sanding equipment gets used to remove thin layers of affected material.

While this is just a short overview of the remediation process, it can show the great lengths that our experienced professionals go to prevent damage from getting worse while working to restore what has already been affected. If you are dealing with mold, you should reach out to SERVPRO of Boynton Beach. Our certified remediation specialists can be reached anytime at (561) 413-9754.

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Chimney Fire and Fire Damage in Your Boynton Beach Home

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Chimneys can get dirty rather quickly when they are regularly used for ventilating your home. Should you face chimney clog fire, contact SERVPRO.

Regular Chimney Maintenance Can Help Prevent Fires and Fire Damage

Your chimney plus the flue which lines it adds a nice look to your home in Boynton Beach. The real job of this fixture, however, is to take the flue gases from inside the fireplace safely outside of your home. While you are relaxing by your fireplace this winter, the last thing you are probably thinking about is the condition of your chimney. If you do not give some thought to it before you light fires this winter, however, you could have some short-lived enjoyment.

Chimneys which are dirty can create chimney fires and fire damage to your home Boynton Beach. If your chimney started a fire in your home, you need the professional help of our SERVPRO technicians. We are trained and experienced in fire damage remediation and can restore your home in a timely fashion.

Our professionals first determine the full extent of the damage, which includes the impact of heat, smoke, and residues from smoke and fire. We keep you informed along the way, helping you to overcome your loss and restoring hope by letting you know what can be salvaged and how. We also let you know what to expect during the restoration process.

When needed, SERVPRO techs treat your home for smoke and odor removal and perform complete sanitation and cleaning, professional deodorization, plus duct and air vent cleaning. Our treatments always include the respectful handling of your property and we take extra care plus the necessary steps to protect personal belongings and the flooring.

Our comprehensive services can reverse a lot of the effects of smoke and fire damage. Our techniques and cleaning solutions can help increase the likelihood of saving your property without the need to replace it. If reconstruction is needed, we work with other professionals to get the repairs done.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach knows how to restore your home in Boynton Beach and the surrounding areas after a fire, and we handle the situation and your belongings with the utmost of care. Get in touch with us at (561) 413-9754 right away after you have had a fire so we can help you restore your home.

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Boynton Beach Water Damage Restoration Services

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Uses Pumps and Even Squeegees to Removal Water from Boynton Beach Homes and Condos

Rely on SERVPRO to Cleanup and Mitigate Damage to Your Boynton Beach Property

Water damage can have a profound impact on the condition of your home. As a Boynton Beach homeowner, it is vital to have access to information regarding the available water damage restoration companies operating in the area. A good organization should be in a position to respond to your call in the timeliest manner, day or night.  

SERVPRO uses various extraction resources that can address most of the complications from water damage that affect Boynton Beach residents. We have some of the most effective high-impact water extraction pumps that can get rid of tens of gallons of water that might have accessed your property. Amount of operational time depends on the volume of water in your home.
 
In addition to the pumps, we also have access to some of the latest technological solutions for water and moisture detection including infrared sensors. Our SERVPRO technicians use the sensors to detect water in hidden areas such as crevices, behind walls and other such areas that our technicians might not easily access. We use air movers to push dry, warm air into such areas making it possible for the water to be removed through evaporation.

Finally, our SERVPRO technicians also pay attention to the aspect of excess humidity. High humidity interferes with the quality of air in your house and can even encourage the growth of molds. Out team use dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air, and each of our machines can extract about 20 gallons of moisture content from the environment in a day. Most water and moisture removal entail deploying lighter equipment like wet-vacs and wands, Rovers, and even a mop and bucket. SERVPRO has a full array of dehumidifiers to expedite any type of water removal challenge.

Do not lose your cool whenever you experience water damage. Instead, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for the most efficient water damage and restoration services in town.

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Tips for Minimizing Flood Damage to Your Boynton Beach Property

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

It is important to unplug all electrical devices when preparing for potential flood damage.

Preparing Your Home Before a Flood Can Help Minimize the Damage

Flood is a natural disaster that can have a catastrophic impact on your Boynton Beach home. The flood waters can compromise not only the structural integrity of your home but also create quite a dangerous environment. If you are not proactive and take steps to minimize the damage, floodwater can leave you in shambles.

The first thing to do after flood damage to your Boynton Beach property is to call in the professionals. Restoring the damage caused by the flood water is a job for experienced, trained and well-equipped professionals. SERVPRO has a team of technicians that you can rely on during your time of need. Although we help restore damage to your property, there are a few things that you can do to make things a bit easy for us as well.

Flooding due to a natural cause is often predictable. It might be raining heavily, or there might be a flood warning in your area. If you are in such a situation, preparing your home can save a lot of time and money. SERVPRO professionals can also get the job done better if your home is prepared in the right way.

Move most of the light-weight electronic equipment such as TVs, CD payers, and computers to higher grounds. If you have a multi-storied house, move all these material upstairs. Also, if you can, remove all the area rugs and curtains and similar items and store them upstairs. If you can not remove the curtains, hang them on the curtain rod so that they can be protected from the flood water. More heavy electrical equipment such as fridges can be moved on bricks or blocks.

Another essential thing to do is to make sure that all your electric devices are unplugged. If possible, shut off the electricity supply to your home as well to avoid electric shock.

Once the SERVPRO professionals reach you, they take care of the rest. We make sure that your home is restored to its former glory in no time.

Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. Remember, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster!

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Why do you need professional help to get rid of mold damage to your Boynton Beach property?

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage for professional mold remediation services.

SERVPRO Professionals are Trained to Properly and Thoroughly Remediate Mold Damage

Mold can be difficult to control if you are not careful. Once the spores germinate in a humid place in your Boynton Beach home, they can form colonies and spread quickly. It is tempting to get rid of mold on your own, but it is never a good idea. Trying to clean mold without proper equipment and precautions can enable them to spread to unaffected areas of your home and may cause health effects as well.

Here at SERVPRO, we use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to clean and remove mold from your Boynton Beach home. Our skilled and certified technicians have years of experience in the mold remediation process. They work in close association with the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals and Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) to ensure your safety during and after the process.

The IAQ and IEPs perform the initial testing and provide a written protocol for the remediation process. Once the protocol is ready, our technicians work tirelessly to execute it in the shortest possible time.

It is essential to identify and document each mold damage incident so that a targeted approach can be designed for remediation. It is a job that requires experience and expertise that an average homeowner seldom has. SERVPRO professionals are IICRC certified and have the necessary skills to execute these cleaning protocols. We use a multi-stage approach to confine and clean the affected area and prevent the mold spores from spreading.

Furthermore, mold remediation is not complete until the underlying cause is treated. SERVPRO technicians help you to get rid of the residual moisture from your property so that the underlying reason for the mold damage is eliminated. We also use air scrubbers and HEPA filters to remove spores and dust from the air to prevent recurring damage.

Mold remediation is a complicated process that should be done by professionals. Make sure that you call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 as soon as you detect mold in your home. Avoid cleaning mold on your own and wait for the professionals to arrive.  

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Clothes Dryer Fire Damage Cleanup In Your Boynton Beach Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

One appliance in your home that you may not think about causing fires can be dangerous if it is not taken care of correctly – your clothes dryer.

Fire Damage Cleanup

One appliance in your Boynton Beach home that you may not think about causing fires can be dangerous if it is not taken care of correctly – your clothes dryer. A leading cause for this is the accumulation of lint. It creates reduced airflow, making prime conditions for a fire to start. Lint is very combustible, and many people think that by pulling the lint out of the trap is good enough. However, lint can get stuck underneath as well.

The dryer in your Boynton Beach home needs to be regularly cleaned of lint, both in the trap and under it. If this is not done, you could very well end up with fire and fire damage to your home. If the unfortunate has happened, SERVPRO is standing by at all times to help you. We are a professional fire damage remediation company who can assist you with cleaning and repairing your home after a fire.

Usually, restoration and cleaning services lower the cost of a claim for fire damage. The most expensive aspect is the replacement. Resurfacing is another costly option. Structural surfaces can be repainted, upholstered items can be recovered, and wood surfaces can be refinished. Restoration and cleaning services are just a fraction of the cost of resurfacing and replacement.

The goal is to restore materials to their preloss condition. SERVPRO staff follow basic cleaning principles to do so. We first inspect the areas affected carefully to identify the smoke residues present. We begin where the fire started and track where the smoke moved throughout your home. After this, we can identify the kind of residues. Different types can exist at the same time, and we choose a method of cleaning which removes the particular kinds of smoke residues present.

The kind of surface determines the cleaning methods and products that are safe for us to use. We work carefully to preserve everything we are cleaning, but we may not be able to restore some materials since they cannot hold up to the process of cleaning.

Some residues bond with surfaces they come into contact. We use wet and dry cleaning processes to loosen and take residue particles away from the affected surfaces. Then we properly dispose of debris and cleaning waste when we are done.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is careful to remove all the smoke residues in your home after a dryer fire. Residents in Boynton Beach and the surrounding areas can reach out to us at any time by dialing (561) 413-9754.

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Hidden Leaks Cause a Need for Water Removal in Boynton

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

By checking your water meter you can discover hidden leaks in your plumbing.

Professional Water Removal Services Available to Boynton Homeowners

Every Boynton homeowner knows the danger of leaks. A broken appliance, leaking pipe, malfunctioning faucet or even a damaged drainpipe can all cause a leak in the home. Leaking water that is not stopped can lead to longer-term structural damage, rotting of wood beams or baseboards, or even mold in the room or the carpet. That is why SERVPRO recommends putting in a call at the first sign of trouble so our IICRC-certified technicians can carry out expert water removal.

However, not every leak is immediately visible, and you might find you need water removal after a hidden leak in your Boynton home causes a problem. Here are some things you can do to check for hidden leaks in your house.

Check your water bills. Keep an eye on your water utility bill – a sudden rise in charges could signify a leak somewhere on your property. Unless you have dramatically changed your household routine or water usage, it is best to be suspicious of noticeable changes to your bill.

Check your water meter. Checking your meter is a simple way to spot unexpected leaks. Choose a time when no one needs to use the water in your home. Take a note of the number of your water meter. Now, stop using all water sources for three hours. Do not use faucets, showers, toilets, bathtubs, or appliances such as washing machines or dishwashers. After three hours have elapsed, recheck your meter – if it has changed despite no-one using water, that means there is a leak.

Be vigilant for signs of damp. Check every room in your home regularly for signs of damp, including wet or spongy patches on floors or walls, mold growth, discolored patches on walls or ceilings, or a musty smell.

It is essential to remedy leaks as soon as you spot them. It is also a good idea to call SERVPRO for water removal and help to deal with damp or mold as a result of a water leak. Our IIRC-certified experts are on hand to extract water, dry your home, and leave it “Like it never even happened.” We can even deal with lingering damp odors, so your home feels fresh and clean.

For help with water removal in Boynton Beach and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 today.

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Caring For Your Beauty Chairs During Water Removal In Boynton Beach

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

A top concern for business owners after such an event is how to salvage as much equipment as possible.

Water Removal

As any Boynton Beach salon owner knows, the risk of a water leak is always present. A leaking faucet or broken sink is all it takes to cause damage to a salon or beauty bar. A top concern for business owners after such an event is how to salvage as much equipment as possible – after all, no one wants to pay out for new chairs, stools, and waiting area furniture. SERVPRO’s professional water removal service protects your furniture while removing water from your premises.

We understand that water removal is a pressing need for your Boynton Beach business after a leak or spill. That is why We are Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our IICRC-certified team arrives with a range of professional pumps and extraction equipment to get water out of your building quickly.

Our teams take great care to protect your beauty chairs during the extraction process. We move them away from the water source if possible, and cover them with protective sheeting if need be.

However, what happens if the chairs are wet? We understand your concerns and know that you do not want to replace furniture unless you must. Our skilled technicians have dehumidifiers and air movers on hand to dry around and over your chairs and restore them if possible. We use extraction equipment to draw out the worst of the water. We cover any metal parts with wax paper to prevent rust transfer and position our equipment to dry under, between, and around arms, backs, and cushions.

Our water removal service does not stop at furniture. We tackle water issues in all parts of your salon or beauty room, including of course carpets, rugs, drapes, and around sinks. The specialists at SERVPRO are on hand to advise you on what to do about sodden paperwork or electronic items. We aim to get you open for business again quickly. We monitor each step of the extraction process carefully to be sure the moisture in your business returns to an acceptable level before we leave.

For help with water removal in Boynton Beach and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 today.

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Deodorization Services Can Solve Fire Damage Problems In Boynton Beach

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire and Smoke Odors in Your Boynton Beach Home? Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Fire & Smoke in a Boynton Beach Property Can Result in Odors Needing Remediation

Smoke odors are left behind after a fire damage incident, and it is a challenge to get rid of them. As a homeowner, you may not know the different methods of doing away with such smell. When in Boynton Beach, working with technicians who understand the manner in which odor molecules move into surfaces comes in handy.
 
Odors are perceived differently by different people. Though it is not usually the case with the gases resulting from fire damage in Boynton Beach, what you regard as a pleasant smell is unpleasant to another person. Since an instrument cannot detect the intensity of an odor, our noses perform that role. To deal with the unwanted odors, the services of deodorization experts from a company like SERVPRO should be considered.
 
Whether the odors at hand are imaginary or real, the technicians have to solve the puzzle. Real smells are those that come from an existing substance, while the psychological or imaginary ones are the smells that people think exist as a result of the present circumstances. There is a possibility that not everyone might be in a position to feel the imaginary odors. All the same, the two should be expected after fire disasters.
 
With that in mind, deodorization experts from service providers like SERVPRO must work towards solving both the real and imaginary odors. While neutralizing prime odors is an art that restorers have mastered over the years, the most significant challenge comes up when they have to deodorize imaginary odors. That is where the experience part plays a pivotal role to ensure the customer is satisfied.
 
Even after deodorization, it is important to note that weather changes can make the odors to reappear under certain circumstances. Once there is an increase in temperature and humidity, it is easy to detect the smells. When humidity increases, smells dissolve quickly and move to the nose. On the other hand, increased temperatures improve the movement and ease of penetration into surfaces. To solve that, restorers do additional deodorization.
 
Services offered by SERVPRO of Boynton Beach are specifically meant to help you. Give us a call at (561) 413-9754 to discover the many available options.

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Choosing Materials That Are Less Prone to Water Damage For Boynton Beach Homes

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Having a water damage restoration company at your Boynton Beach home is a necessity.

Selecting Materials That Are Less Prone To Water Damage

Our homes serve as a sanctuary after a long day at work. The quandary is that some materials used in house construction for Boynton Beach homes are more susceptible to water, flooding, moisture, and mold than others. As such, it is important to select materials that are more resistant to water for a few days without significant damage.

Nevertheless, having a water damage restoration company at your Boynton Beach home is a necessity. After many years of operation in the area, SERVPRO has dealt with many forms of water damage and can handle most emergencies swiftly and efficiently. We have a team of highly trained technicians, who are certified by the IICRC to ensure a smooth and effective restoration process.

When choosing materials, consider their compatibility with other types of materials and how the whole systems or components drain and dry. While some materials are resistant to water damage, they may actually prevent drying. The ability of the whole component to dry combined with resistance to moisture is a significant consideration.

When replacing water-damaged floorings, in particular, SERVPRO technicians look for moisture-resistant materials. Concrete materials like bituminous or latex, pre-cast concrete, or concrete tile can be polished, colored, and sealed. Moisture resistant wall materials include brick, cement board, cast stone with waterproof mortar, steel with waterproof applications, and ceramic wall tile.

Corrosion-resistant metal doors can also go a long way towards preventing water damage. Fiberglass door laminates provide a strong chemical and corrosion resistance to wear and tear. The fiberglass contains a gel coat on the door surface for a good seal. This coating layer is the main defense against water attack.

Lap siding usually allows drying. To minimize water damage behind the brick, it is crucial to install the brick correctly and provide drainage. Reinforced poured concrete is stable and comes with fewer seam than concrete block, which may facilitate water damage.

If your home was constructed before 1990, chances are some of the construction materials are susceptible to water damage. In any case, if you're unfortunate enough to experience water damage to your home, you can rely on SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to restore your property to its original state. Call us today at (561) 413-9754.

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Handling Hurricane Irma Damage To Your Boynton Beach Home

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Irma Destruction in Boynton Beach Is Mitigated with the Help of SERVPRO

SERVPRO Removes Storm Water and Dries Out Structures to Mitigate Damages

Even the most prepared and seasonal storm-experienced Boynton Beach homeowner may be taken by surprise when the devastation of a hurricane affects his or her house. The path of a storm can also change unexpectedly, causing more damage than initially anticipated. Having a reliable hurricane restoration company in mind to handle the outcome is the smartest plan.
 
Water damage comes from many different angles when a hurricane is involved. A Boynton Beach home that appears to have little to no hurricane damage on a casual inspection may still exhibit significant interior water incursion. The humidity of our area also threatens to create its own moisture-related damage when several days pass without power, and the climate control system, especially air conditioning and dehumidifiers, do not operate for some time. An inspection post-storm by our water damage experts isolates issues that need attention.
 
The force of the winds may push water through window openings, soaking the framing and sills, causing the materials to warp. SERVPRO technicians are trained to take accurate moisture measurements and help determine drying goals for this hidden hazard. Once the wood framing dries, our team takes steps to ensure the windows are plumb and close tightly or any future rainstorms can exacerbate the problem.
 
Cinder block construction may hide water in interior cells, and dampness can persist between walls. Technologically advanced methods allow us to scan for this hidden water and use strategies learned in IICRC approved courses to remove it. Suctioning of carefully positioned holes, and removal of sections of drywall may all come into play to release moisture as SERVPRO works to remove the water. Evacuating the standing water and completing drying with air movers and dehumidifiers is essential to prevent secondary water damage like mold infestations.
 
Checking for subtle damage on the roof or the gutter and downspout system is also crucial after your home survives a hurricane. Properly positioned gutters and drains move water off and away from your foundation. Bent, loose, and clogged gutters and downspouts fail to funnel water off appropriately, causing issues later. Shingles and flashings may have allowed water to enter during the high winds, so an evaluation is to ensure all water damage is remediated.
 
Call (561) 413-9754 to schedule an appointment with SERVPRO of Boynton Beach if you have any concerns about recent hurricane damage. Set your mind fully at ease with a comprehensive damage assessment.

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Never Let Mold Damage Get Out of Control in Boynton Beach

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

If you discover mold in your home, you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO to remediate the damage thoroughly and efficiently.

Rely on Thorough and Effective Mold Remediation Specialists

Finding mold in your Boynton Beach home can be scary, bringing many questions to mind that you need answers to, sooner rather than later. It helps to have someone on your side that you know understands the situation and can help you get through it.

If you have mold damage on your Boynton Beach property, it is essential to find a mold remediation company you trust as soon as possible. Mold has the potential to cause health effects on your family. Besides, it is always better to take a proactive approach to dealing with mold damage situations in your home.

Mold can exist anywhere; it only takes a little while for growth to spread through a significant portion of your home. Additional problems can form, causing damage to your walls, ceilings, insulation, wiring, appliances, carpeting, and even the structural integrity of your home. SERVPRO has mold remediation services available, performed by qualified professionals, that take the guesswork out of the entire situation. 

You can attempt to clean smaller areas without calling a professional. However, you need to keep in mind that if you can visibly see mold growth, you likely have a larger problem hiding somewhere underneath. It is entirely possible that you find yourself facing more than you can handle. 

Also, you should know that most home cleaning products, even those that say they specifically handle mold removal, do not work, not entirely. SERVPRO’s technicians use chemical products on a limited basis, relying on physical methods to dispose of and transport contaminated materials out of your home.

We also use EPA-registered disinfectants to clean and reclean the entire area after saturated and infected materials are gone. SERVPRO team members use plastic sheeting, negative airflow machines, and a full hands-on approach to regain control. We use specialized equipment to test the air repeatedly throughout your remediation process to ensure a clean, safe environment for you and your family.

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for additional information or to schedule your initial appointment, today. (561) 413-9754

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Have You Got The Right Water Damage Insurance For Your Boynton Beach Laundromat?

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

As far as water damage risks go, laundromats are an obvious candidate for damage.

Water Damage Insurance

As far as water damage risks go, laundromats are an obvious candidate for damage. So many washers in one place mean a lot of potential flood risks right on site. It only takes one faulty machine or a dodgy bit of plumbing to cause a mini flood and leave your Boynton Beach laundry business high and dry.

SERVPRO recommends all Boynton Beach laundromat owners to check their insurance policy is up to date and provides adequate coverage in the event of water damage. It is quite common for a business to close its doors during cleaning. Shut doors are bad news for business owners, as a closed company cannot invite in customers or turn a profit. You need to know your insurance has you covered.

Checking the extent of your insurance coverage is important. Some laundromat policies only cover the cost of replacing washer/dryers, but the cost of water damage is often much higher than the price of the equipment alone. You need to consider floors, floor coverings, walls, any paperwork that gets ruined, and of course lost earnings. Make sure your insurance is adequate for all those costs.

Some laundromats offer a staffed folding or drying service, too. In cases where there is staff on the premises, the business owner must include worker’s comp in their insurance. Also, in cases where customers leave their clothes in your care, you must make sure you have adequate coverage for if water damage affects their clothing and they claim against you.

Check your lease carefully. Insurance requirements and details of who is responsible in the event of a leak are often written into your lease. You should always have an attorney review your lease since legal terminology can be difficult to interpret.

SERVPRO equips our IIRC-certified technicians with pumps and extraction tools to quickly remove water from your premises, and air movers and dehumidifiers to dry it out. We also take care of water deodorization after cleanup. Our staff can also liaise with your insurance providers and help you provide accurate paperwork for them.

We recommend all businesses try our Emergency Ready Plan – the app makes it easy to plan for disaster and makes getting help quicker and easier. For help with water problems in Boynton Beach and the surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Boynton beach at (561) 413-9754 today.

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Hurricane Season Means Flood Damage Season in Boynton Beach

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO technicians have the equipment and expertise to get rid of flood damage in your home.

Boynton Beach Homes Can Suffer Flood Damage Due to Hurricanes

Flooding can happen even without a full-fledged hurricane that forces strong winds and rain upon Boynton Beach. Tropical storms can make homes suffer substantial damage and also cause havoc for the surrounding landscaping. The damage may seem insurmountable, but SERVPRO can help you and your family by professionally restoring your home.

One of the locations most-often hit by storms in Florida is Boynton Beach, and this elevates the risk of flood damage. With heavier-than-normal rainfall, runoff can head straight for your home. Everything from silt to garbage to still-living organisms can end up in your home. These organisms include microscopic pathogens that can cause illness in humans or damage at the molecular level inside your home if left undisturbed.

While the visible deposits can cause substantial stress and concern, elimination of the invisible ones from your home's interior is needed more. Also, the damage to structures continues to worsen the longer they remain saturated with water. We can save furniture when mitigation begins soon after the flood waters become low enough.

For a flood that invades your home, our IICRC-backed training in Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), and Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning (UFT) fits the needs of your home perfectly. Flooded homes require a number of different restorative methods performed simultaneously. Working as a team remains one of SERVPRO's strong points.

Removing all water and moisture from your home takes time, but we have the machinery to get the work done quickly, so damage to your home does not become excessive. Pumping the water out and ensuring humidity readings return to normal levels protects your home's interior from immediate structural changes and future problems.

Microbial infestation remains a part of almost any flood. When these microorganisms are in a moist environment, they can easily thrive. When desiccated, they become immobile and hibernate, ready to go back into action in the presence of more conducive environments, should they ever arise. We use antimicrobial agents to rid your home of these microbes, making it safe again.

Upholstered furniture can get beaten down with super-high humidity inside your home, even if they are in non-flooded parts of your home. Revitalizing these items takes skill and attention to detail to gain the best results.

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Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Whether mold is visible or it remains hidden but gives off a foul odor, SERVPRO technicians will quickly investigate and remediate the problem.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate and Reconstruct Your Mold Damaged Property

Particularly in the South, many people falsely think that mold infestations are a fault of their housekeeping. Because of that, many try to hide the visual effects by painting over signs of mold and use air fresheners to cover the distinctive odor.
 
Mold damage to Boynton Beach homes and elsewhere in Florida happens only when mold spores find themselves with enough moisture to expand, and a sufficient food source to grow and spread throughout a home. Without these two factors in place, mold spores are inert and harmless. When they are no longer harmless, SERVPRO is ready to rebuild and restore a home to its pre-infestation condition.
 
After removing the infestation, our construction technicians get to work. The first step is to perform an additional inspection to make sure we know the location of every compromised column, support beam, and wall frame. For load bearing walls and columns, we bring in temporary jacks and lifts to maintain structural integrity.
 
After removing the compromised wood, we replace each piece with treated timber and boards that are more resistant to mold. Each piece we use meets both state environmental and EPA requirements. Since our office is a licensed contractor, we accomplish this in-house and can pass any savings to our customers. With everything in place, hanging new drywall for the entire house takes 2 or 3 days.
 
Now that we have a secure structure, technicians move to the roof. Mold grows quickly into plywood and across every type of roofing tile. Our work crews can strip and remove most damaged roofs in a single day. They replace new roofing panels and begin laying new tiles over another day or two. Depending on the size of the roof and the number of personnel we use, completion of a new roof takes another 3-5 days.
 
With a new roof overhead, we turn to the floor. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced when it comes to installing new wood floors. If the customer requests that we stain or paint the floor, we perform that task as well. If the requirement is to replace a carpet, we have personnel that specializes in stretching and installing new carpets across a mold-free concrete slab or that newly installed wood.
 
Regardless if your mold problem is in a new home that suffered a major plumbing issue or in an older home that may have been unoccupied for some time, SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is here to help. Our services extend from cleaning to removal to a complete rebuild if that is what it takes. Call today at (561) 413-9754 to get started.

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Repairing Water Damage From the Gutter System in Boynton Beach Houses

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Gutters play a major role in house construction.

Repairing Water Damage

Gutters play a major role in house construction. They help to guide water away from the roof and off the building during rainfalls. However, debris such as branches and leaves can accumulate and block the gutters, leading to another dam. When the water fills up this “dam,” it naturally progresses to drip over the edges and runs down the sides of the house. You can notice the effect of this water through the dirty water marks that form afterward.

If your house sustains water damage as a result of an ineffective gutter system, SERVPRO can help restore it. Our specialists are trained to deal with all sorts of water damage situations in Boynton Beach. Additionally, we have access to efficient water removal equipment, cleanup methods, and cleaning products to ensure a smooth restoration process.

If necessary, we may use a pump to remove standing water from the gutter system. Accessing HVAC systems that might have sustained water damage might be slightly difficult. On the other hand, it's easier to clean and decontaminate sheet metal ducting as compared to flex duct and coated fiberboard. The type of material on the inside determines the restoration process for HVAC systems.

When it comes to cleaning blocks and external walls, we need to find the most suitable solution for the material. Cinder block tends to collect a certain amount of moisture or water in the open cells over time, which can cause considerable water damage. Our technicians can examine and determine whether there is paint on the surface, and if so, whether it is gloss or not. Gloss paint serves as a vapor barrier, thus limiting the effects of moisture on the wall.

If the block wall comes with insulation (e.g. fiberglass, foam, vermiculite, or cellulosic), we may have to adjust our drying methods. Drying insulation requires plenty of dry air, which is hard to get in wall cavities due to poor air circulation. Slower drying can compromise the quality of some insulation materials.

While rains are celebrated in most cases, they can be damaging sometimes. If you notice distinct water marks along your walls, consult SERVPRO of Boynton Beach immediately to repair the water damage. We are available 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

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Causes For HVAC Unit Leaks In Your Boynton Beach Boutique

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

When you are running a clothing boutique, proper maintenance of your HVAC system is important to keep your employees and customers safe.

HVAC Unit Leaks

When you are running a clothing boutique, proper maintenance of your HVAC system is important to keep your employees and customers safe. Leaks in your air conditioning system can be frustrating. They are not only messy but can cause significant damage to your business and your inventory. SERVPRO can help if you have such a disaster, and we work fast to help prevent more damage.

There are different issues which can cause your central AC system to leak and the need for water removal to your business in Boynton Beach. A clogged condensate drain pipe causes the drain pan to overflow. Water leakage from an HVAC system can cause drain lines to be clogged with rust, algae, dirt, and other debris.

Drain pipe fittings could be insecure if your AC system were not installed properly. They can loosen over time, causing the drain pipe to disconnect and letting the condensate drain onto the floor or through the ceiling.

Another problem is a dirty or malfunctioning condensate pump. Leakage from your system can flood your business, and with the continual presence of water, mildew and mold can grow inside the AC unit, making it clog.

Our SERVPRO technicians can help you remove the standing water in a case like this, dry the affected area out thoroughly with the use of commercial dehumidifiers and fans, and check for any hidden mold damage. We ensure the area is dry and clean again before we are finished.

Other potential causes for water leakage from your AC unit include low refrigerant, a clogged air filter, no p-trap and air vent in the drain like to stop a water backup, a condensate drain pan which is cracked, and condensate buildup in ductwork which is not insulated. Regular maintenance can help prevent these problems.

When a leak is unavoidable, you want to get in touch with us at SERVPRO of Boynton Beach right away. We are easy to reach when you dial (561) 413-9754 anytime, so do not hesitate so we can get your business back to pre-damage condition as quickly as possible.

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SERVPRO Keeps On Top Of Safety When A Broken Dishwasher Causes Flood Damage In Boynton Beach

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

There are many safety considerations to be aware of during the flood damage remediation process.

When Flood Damage Strikes Your Home, SERVPRO Responds with A Solution

Dishwashers can go wrong without notice, and people are often surprised by just how much water can come out of a relatively small appliance. A broken appliance quickly spreads water through the surrounding area and might cause damage to carpets, nearby walls, or any furniture that happens to be in the water’s path.

Flood damage from a broken dishwasher in your Boynton Beach home is a small incident that has the potential to cause a significant inconvenience. It is hard to carry on life as normal with a wet kitchen or utility room, especially if carpets or other furnishings are compromised. Luckily we are on hand to help – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

There are many safety considerations to be aware of during the flood damage remediation process. You can rely on SERVPRO to be aware of safety at all times and carry out drying and remediation with the utmost care and attention.

For example, we take great care around any electrical appliances. Being mindful of electrical hazards is particularly important in the kitchen as there are so many appliances there, such as the toaster or hob. We handle all appliances with care. We also ensure light fittings are safe before attempting to switch them on.

We tie electrical cords out of the way and cover up tack strips to make sure there are no trip or puncture hazards. SERVPRO provides our teams with the highest quality personal protective equipment to ensure safety is paramount during any work on your home.

Our teams are also aware of the risk of structural damage, or damage to carpets, floors or other furnishings. We use a range of instruments, including thermo-hygrometers and moisture sensors to assess your kitchen and ascertain the extent of the water damage.

Another safety issue is the potential for mold or mildew to grow in your kitchen after a broken dishwasher incident. Our IICRC-certified technicians take steps to prevent mold growth, including making sure your kitchen is thoroughly dry and using disinfectant chemicals where necessary to treat at-risk areas or items.

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We understand that you need a remediation team you can rely on to clean up your kitchen thoroughly and with an eye for safety at all times. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for assistance.

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Quick Response To Water Damage in Boynton Beach Is A Must

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage in a Boynton Beach Condo Gets Help from SERVPRO

Trust SERVPRO for Fast Response and Water Removal

Almost all homeowners delay some home repairs and routine maintenance. Waiting often causes no real harm and allows your budget a bit of flexibility. Damage caused by water incursion is an exception. Every day that passes without responding to water damage risks grave and costly secondary issues. SERVPRO is your trusted partner in attending to these problems immediately.
 
Dealing with water damage to your Boynton Beach retirement condo is rarely your preferred activity. Timely response to a roof leak or appliance mishap is a proper use of precious moments here at the Gateway of the Gulfstream, even when it cuts into your well-earned relaxation time. Failing to eliminate the leak or repair the malfunction just re-exposes your home to the devastation water inflicts. Our highly qualified team of water damage specialists gets you back to your leisure-time activities fast, after abating both the source and damage done by leaks or flooding.
 
Failing to restore water damage risks permanent structural damage and the ruin of fixtures and personal belongings. Modern building materials usually consist of pressed wood and drywall rather than hardwood and plaster. This type of construction absorbs water quickly, swelling and eventually disintegrating. The cellulose in the materials provides nourishment to microbial activity, including mold colonies activated by the moisture. SERVPRO offers quick and effective solutions to limit this damage.
 
Carpeting repeatedly allowed to absorb up water can stretch and buckle or show signs of delamination, where the fibers detach from the backing. Other fabrics like draperies and upholstery discolor and risk mold infestation when water infiltrates. Wood, laminate, and tile floors also suffer damage when water soaked.
 
SERVPRO realizes how important a speedy intervention is to stop the destruction of water damage. We arrive within hours of your first call with trained technicians and all the equipment on the truck necessary to extract water and complete drying. In many condo buildings, there is the threat of verticle migration of water which can negatively impact other units. Speed in terminating the source of the water intrusion and extraction are critical to mitigate water damage to the structure and contents.

Make the call quickly to SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to prevent on-going water damage. We are available 24/7 for an immediate response. (561) 413-9754

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