Recent Storm Damage Posts
What Goes Into Our Flood Damage Restoration Process That Will Restore Your Boynton Beach Home
Water can build up outside quickly and eventually force its way inside your house causing flood damage to occur.
Flood Damage Techs In Boynton Beach Talk About Issues That Can Occur After A Storm
If a violent storm ever strikes the Boynton Beach area, it can create a very frightening situation. Water can build up outside quickly and eventually force its way inside your house causing flood damage to occur. The number of claims resulting from storm-related damage has been on a steady climb for the last fifteen years. During the last 5 years, there have been over $1.2 billion in claims each year. The worst part is that flood damage is not covered under some homeowner's insurance policies.
The first thing to do once a storm hits is to make sure you and your family are safe. After the storm passes, it is then wise to call in SERVPRO's flood damage experts in Boynton Beach to assess the situation. As soon as our professionals receive your call, we show up and start by making sure your home is safe to occupy after the suffering the storm's wrath.
Once our SERVPRO team decides everything is safe and free of potential safety hazards, we inspect the entire home for problems. To determine if materials got wet or not we use specialized moisture sensors. If water comes in from the outside and gets in from lower door seals, then the carpet is usually the first item in your home to start absorbing moisture. If this is the case, we use our sensors and follow the wet carpet until we find a dry area.
In severe situations, the carpet may become so wet that it starts to delaminate. When this occurs, we remove the carpet and pad and focus on drying out the subfloor and other structural materials. To dry out subflooring, we use a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers to speed up the evaporation rate.
If the water gets deep inside your house, the drywall may start to soak up moisture. If the lower section of your wall covering material got saturated, then we may have to remove some of the drywall. If the wet area is only in the lower sections of the walls, then we can get away with just making a "flood cut" a foot or two up from the floor. If your home gets devastated by a vicious storm, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 any time of the day.
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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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Options For Boynton Beach Residents To Properly Deal With Flood Damage
Those who have experienced flood damage know the kind of stress that such incidents bring along.
Those who have experienced flood damage know the kind of stress that such incidents bring along. The worst thing is that the destruction gets worse as time goes by, which means the issues need much urgency. Since the Boynton Beach area is prone to heavy rains and storms, staying prepared and working with professionals can help in mitigating the damage.
Our SERVPRO technicians choose the appropriate equipment to remove water from your Boynton after a flood damage incident. Some of the extractors can remove standing water from floors, as well as clean your upholstery and carpets. When we are performing cleaning, we use all the components of a water extractor - vacuum system, heater, and pump. Otherwise, we mostly use the vacuum component during the mitigation process.
There are two categories of water extractors - truck mounted and portable extractors. We use the portable ones when removing water from areas with limited access, and their tank size is usually between 5 - 12 gallons, and have a water lift of around 140 inches. On the other hand, truck-mounted extractors are robust with a storage tank that ranges from 60 - 100+ gallons and have a water lift of between 185.71 - 198.98 inches.
The aggressiveness of the extraction tool is one of the factors that our SERVPRO technicians consider when choosing the equipment. The water can make the carpets to become weaker, which means aggressive extraction may lead to delamination. We usually use more massive devices when extracting water from heavy carpeting. We perform thorough extraction before we can use other drying techniques such as dehumidification. The use of pumps is also helpful during water extraction – though we first make sure there are no solid particles in the standing water.
Whether you are a commercial and residential property owner, you can rely on SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for water and fire damage restoration services. Call us today at (561) 413-9754 and allow us to restore your property to its preloss state professionally.
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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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Gutter and French Drain Failures Can Lead to Flooding in Your Boynton 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 the roof of your house are another way to keep considerable 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. While our SERVPRO team can help you to clean up the mess and dry up the areas of your home that became affected by the substantial water damage, understanding how these precautionary implements work for your home and how you can keep them running correctly is essential to preventing this kind of problem for your home.
Our SERVPRO team can help you to identify the primary source of the flood waters in your home and offer suggestions for repairs and solutions beyond the nature of our industry. With everything running as it should, we can get to 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 completely and quickly is critical.
While you might not be aware of how some of the precautionary implements installed in your homework to divert water, a general understanding of these items can help you to keep them working as they should. If you do experience flood damages, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team of water damage restoration technicians can help you to get your house back to its original condition quickly. Give us a call anytime 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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