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How Do I File a Claim After a Home Flood?
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SERVPRO Technicians Extract Flood Damage from Boynton Beach Homes
Boynton Beach homeowners should stay alert. King tide season runs from August to December, which means flooding is more likely in low-lying areas.
SERVPRO provides homeowners in Boynton Beach with flood damage cleanup 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The goal of SERVPRO’s service is not just to remove the damage affecting your home, but also to return your property and the contents therein to a preloss state.
What Tips Should I Bear in Mind When Filing a Flood Damage Claim?
- Act fast. After a disaster, contact your insurer as soon as possible. An adjuster should be in touch within several days after your initial contact.
- Evaluate the damage. Take photos, videos, and keep records of damaged items. It may be tempting to clean up, but avoid touching anything until the adjuster has seen it. Keep records of information about damaged items, including the date of purchase and monetary value.
- File your paperwork quickly. Send in your Proof of Loss form within 60 days of the disaster occurring to receive timely service.
How Does SERVPRO Extract Floodwater from My Property?
Extraction can work in several different ways depending on the extent of water damage, the amount of debris in your home, and the amount of standing water still present. SERVPRO technicians can use the following to prepare your home for structural drying:
- Gas-powered submersible sump pumps for removing standing water at least two inches deep.
- Portable, back-mounted extraction systems to remove water from hard-to-reach nooks and crannies in the home.
- Truck-mounted extraction systems for removing large amounts of water. The storage tank for this type of extractor can be anywhere from 60 gallons to well over 100 gallons in capacity.
SERVPRO of Boynton Beach provides mitigation and restoration services that are Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (561) 413-9754 to send a team to your home.
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How can Gutter and French Drain Failures Lead to Flooding in Your Boynton Beach Home?
Any drain around the home, including gutters, helps keep water from flooding your home. Contact SERVPRO for an assessment or remediation services.
SERVPRO Technicians Remediate a Current Flooding Scenario or Can Suggest Preventative Measures for Homeowners
You might not think about it very often, but your Boynton home has a lot of precautionary implements installed to help prevent disasters like flooding from occurring. Your french drain around the perimeter of the foundation of your home is an excellent example of this. Additionally, the gutter systems that outline the edges of your house's roof are another way to keep a considerable amount of water from ending up where it could pose a threat.
When any of these preventative measures fail or become ineffective, your Boynton home can fall victim to flood damages. Our SERVPRO team can help you clean up the mess and dry up your home areas that became affected by the substantial water damage. Understanding how these precautionary implements work for your home and correctly keeping them running is essential to preventing this kind of problem for your home.
Our SERVPRO team can help you identify the primary source of the floodwaters in your home and offer suggestions for repairs and solutions beyond our industry's nature. With everything running as it should, we can work on extracting the water pooling in your home using either portable pumps and vacuums or a pump truck from our fleet if the water damage is severe enough.
Drying the area follows after the extraction process, and this typically involves the combined use of air movers and dehumidification equipment. Getting the area thoroughly dry is imperative to preventing compounding damages like mold growth. Lingering moisture can create this hazard in your home in as little as 72 hours, so getting the area dried entirely and quickly is critical.
While you might not be aware of how some of the precautionary implements installed in your home to divert water, a general understanding of these items can help you keep them working as they should. Should you experience flood damages, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team of water damage restoration technicians can help you get your house back to its original condition. Give us a call anytime at (561) 413-9754.
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What are the Options for Boynton Beach Residents to Properly Deal With Flood Damage?
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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Should I Wait Till Regular Business Hours to Get an Inspection of Flood Damage in Boynton Beach?
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.
What Can I Expect From a Professional Restoration Company During Flood Recovery in Boynton Beach?
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.
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
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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Who Can I Turn to for Help with Storm Related Floods?
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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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We Are Ready To Save The Day In Boynton Beach After A Flood
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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Contact Our Rapid Response Team Right Away In Boynton Beach After A Flood
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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Our Professionals Will Restore Your Boynton Beach Home After A Flood
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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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Boynton Beach Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Storm Damage Restoration Services
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.
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
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.
Why Struggle With Flood Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach Alone?
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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We Will Restore Your Flood Damaged Boynton Beach Condo To Pre-Damage Condition
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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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We Will Respond Quickly After A Flood Has Damaged Your Boynton Beach Home
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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We Are The Experts To Call After A Flood Has Damaged Your Boynton Beach Home
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 of Boynton Beach Leads the USS North Carolina Recovery After Hurricane Florence
SERVPRO of Boynton Beach Leads the Recovery Efforts at Iconic U.S.S. North Carolina After Hurricane Florence
When Hurricane Florence Hit North Carolina, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach Team Responded Quickly
Now that Hurricane Florence has ended, North Carolina residents are returning to the homes they were forced to evacuate to escape the extreme conditions that the storm presented. As life-threatening as the hurricane was and the devastation that it caused, the time has come to rebuild and restore these effects and move forward. While local crews are working around the clock to bring homes and businesses back to preloss conditions, these widespread disasters are more than these experienced crews can handle on their own.
Even before the damage had fully gotten assessed to North Carolina properties, our National Recovery team at our SERVPRO franchise was gearing up the convoy of vehicles to head North to aid those that needed our expertise at this trying time. Our current project would be the welcome center of the iconic docked battleship the U.S.S. North Carolina. This 13,000 square foot building suffered flooding throughout the whole structure when the roof failed as the hurricane passed through.
The National Recovery team that we dispatch from our SERVPRO franchise is one of only a handful in the country. We load up our industry-leading equipment and travel to wherever our expertise and experience is necessary, and this iconic building in North Carolina was where our journey continues in the disaster relief for the damaged Carolinas.
Even though we have the capacity and the personnel to dispatch a team of our experts to help recover properties lost to the hurricane, we remain dedicated to the communities we serve here in Florida as well. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach technicians to help you through any disaster that you face. Give our emergency response team a call whenever you need us at (561) 413-9754.
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Storm Damages That Allow Flooding To Your Boynton Beach Residence
One singular severe storm can do significant damage to your roof or siding on the house and allow flood damages to occur.
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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How Quickly Your Boynton Beach Home Can Experience Flood Damage
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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The Importance of Expedient Flood Damage Restoration to Your Boynton Beach Home
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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Tips for Minimizing Flood Damage to Your Boynton Beach Property
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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Handling Hurricane Irma Damage To Your Boynton Beach Home
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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Hurricane Season Means Flood Damage Season in Boynton Beach
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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SERVPRO of Boynton Beach can help your home and belongings bounce back after flood damage threatens to ruin everything. Call us at (561) 413-9754 so we can begin helping you get everything back “Like it never even happened.”
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SERVPRO Keeps On Top Of Safety When A Broken Dishwasher Causes Flood Damage In Boynton Beach
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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