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Boynton Beach Fire Damage Has Degrees of Severity

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Boynton Beach Fire Damage Has Degrees of Severity Enjoy Boynton Beach without the Fires

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore and Repair Destruction Caused by Smoke & Fire

Property damage from a fire falls into several types. There is the material partially or completely consumed by the flames of course. More damage occurs thanks to the heat of the fire and the smoke residues generated by burning property and building materials. Firefighters cause further damage with the water or other extinguishing chemicals they use to put out the fire.

Most fire damage to a Boynton Beach home comes from heat and smoke residues on the structure and personal property. Even with this category, there are three levels of fire damage. SERVPRO has developed this scale over decades of experience in the restoration business. Understanding the severity helps us determine which methods of cleaning are going to work the best.

Minor Damage – At this level, smoke residues only affect a few rooms or areas, not the entire house. The amount is light to moderate. Technicians use dry and wet cleaning methods for walls, floors, and ceilings as well as the contents of the home. Repainting is minimal, and only minor items like newspapers, books, and perhaps some clothing require replacing. We eliminate most smoke odors during cleaning.

Medium Damage – The residue levels here are at least moderate and over a larger area of the home. More materials need wet cleaning to remove the residues. Repainting is necessary for larger areas of the home, and more items need replacement as well. Smoke odors are more noticeable at this level, and certain items may require deodorization after we finish cleaning. There may be heat damage to cabinets and drywall, and wood floors may need refinishing.

Major Damage – This is where fire and heat harm the framing and other structural supports of the home. Smoke residues are throughout the home and odors are not only powerful but pungent. Our IICRC industry certified SERVPRO technicians may have to board up doors and windows to prevent further damage from the weather or trespassers. The property we can clean and restore must be taken outside the home to do so, and deodorization is a must at this level. We have a unique Pack-Out Service for storing and cleaning possessions at our HQ's.

Each level of damage needs a professional agency to ensure completion of restoration in a timely and cost-effective manner. SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has the experience, training, and equipment to clean, repair and restore your home to a livable condition again. "Like it never even happened." If you need our services, call today at (561) 413-9754.

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The Common Intersections Between Air Conditioning And Mold In Boynton Beach

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Common Intersections Between Air Conditioning And Mold In Boynton Beach 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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Foul Odors Are No Match For Our Fire Damage Experts In Boynton Beach

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Foul Odors Are No Match For Our Fire Damage Experts In Boynton Beach Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 to help.

Why Hire SERVPRO To Manage Fire Odor In Boynton Beach

After a fire incident in your property, one of the main problems you are likely to grapple with is bad odor and air quality issues. As a fire burns, it emits smoke, which is a combination of gases, particles, and aerosols. While the gases and a small percentage of the residues dissipate into the air and filter out of the building, the rest adhere to surfaces leading to the bad odors experienced after fire incidents. We have highly trained FSRT, Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians who can help you deal with the bad odors.

One aspect that helps the management of fire odor in Boynton Beach is the identification and removal of smoke residues. The advanced training our SERVPRO technicians receive helps them accomplish this effortlessly because we understand how residues accumulate. Concealed areas tend to be cooler, so convection currents that drive smoke force accumulation of deposits. Identifying and cleaning all concealed areas that hold such residue including HVAC systems helps eliminate odors.

Apart from the deposits on surfaces, odor-causing particles also penetrate different materials depending on factors such as the natural porosity of the material, or the intensity of the fire. Hotter fires open up pores in materials leading to deeper penetration. Our SERVPRO technicians undergo training on how to neutralize such odors using agents that sanitize, digest or neutralize odor particles. Using ULV foggers is one of our preferred delivery methods for such agents.

Sometimes the source of the odor might not be easy to pinpoint. It could emanate from aerosols left in the air or light smoke residues spread all over the property. Such cases might require different approaches. Our SERVPRO technicians use HEPA filtered air scrubbers with activated carbon and potassium permanganate filters. These machines remove dirt, gases and odor particles from the air. We also use Ozone machines that release unstable oxygen molecules that oxidize odor particles, neutralizing them.

Odor issues can be challenging to deal with, but with help from a highly trained team of professionals, you can get the right solution. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Introducing the Simple Way to Mold Damage Remediation Success in Boynton Beach 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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Call Our Team At SERVPRO When Mold Has Taken Over Your Boynton Beach Home

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Call Our Team At SERVPRO When Mold Has Taken Over Your Boynton Beach Home 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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Why We're The Best In The Restoration Industry When Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Boynton Beach Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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