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Boynton Beach Residents Pick Up Free Local Trees

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Participate in a Weekend Boynton Beach Centennial Giveaway

The Ezell Hester Community Center on North Seacrest Boulevard is holding a drive-through tree giveaway free to Boynton Beach residents. The City is partnering with Community Greening to host this event on Saturday, December 12, starting at 10:00 a.m. This giveaway is in honor of Boynton Beach’s Centennial.

The following tree species are available for pickup, with a total of 100 large and 100 small trees available:

  • Simpson’s stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)
  • Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni)
  • Gumbo limbo (Bursera simaruba)
  • Red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • Wild mastic (Pistacia lentiscus)

Trees are given away on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participation is confirmed by asking for a valid city address. Residents of Boynton Beach can choose up to two trees per car. A police officer will direct traffic to ensure safe travel.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach supports Boynton Beach homeowners with flood damage mitigation and restoration services when they call (561) 413-9754.

How Crucial Is Professional Assistance After Fire Damage?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Fire If you need a company you can trust, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach today for any of your fire damage remediation needs.

SERVPRO Focuses On Underlying Issues during Fire Restoration to Guarantee Boynton Beach Homeowners the Right Outcome.

Cleanup and other renovations are necessary after a fire incident affects your property. In case the damage seems minimal, you might be unsure whether to hire a professional restorer or rely on local solutions such as handymen. SERVPRO helps deliver convenient restoration services in Boynton Beach, eliminating any doubts you might have.

How different is fire restoration by a professional Boynton Beach firm?

Fire restoration takes more than fixing apparent issues such as the replacement of scorched materials and cleaning of affected areas. There might be hidden problems at the loss site, which can lead to problems in the future or even pose risks to anyone working at the site.  Our SERVPRO technicians follow a comprehensive restoration approach that addresses all issues. The process involves steps such as:

  • Assessing the degree of damage to materials 
  • Water removal or moisture management
  • Isolation of unsafe areas
  • Smoke and soot removal

What sort of assessment is necessary for fire damaged properties?

Although the effects of heat, smoke, and other combustion processes are readily identifiable, it is crucial to evaluate the loss site before starting the restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate issues such as:

  • The depth of charring 
  • Residue spread patterns 
  • Moisture levels in different sections of the house

Evaluating the loss helps determine which areas to prioritize and the resources necessary to complete the renovation. The evaluation also reveals risky areas such as unstable sections of the structure that might collapse during restoration. Sufficient information helps our SERVPRO technicians tailor the restoration process to suit the conditions created by the fire incident, thus delivering better outcomes.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach strives to fix fire damage, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (561) 413-9754 to help.

What Damaged Materials Could Require Replacement after Water Damage?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of water damage. Give us a call, we are available 24/7.

Water disasters are frequent for Boynton Beach homes, and our team can help through traditional restoration and controlled demolition/replacement when necessary. 

Understanding the repair and reconstruction levels that often must accompany the restoration of water damages in Boynton Beach homes and businesses is critical to appreciate the scope of the recovery process. Many times, choosing a water restoration company only gives you access to restorers that can extract standing water and begin drying the property, but that is not the extent of what the structure needs. With our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team, you get experienced restorers alongside competent building trade professionals for repairs and rebuilding. 

When you consider the extent of water damage repair that Boynton Beach homes often need after situations like a pipe burst, you must think of not just the damaged elements, but also accessing moist areas for efficient drying. Controlled demolition is a powerful tool in restoration and recovery, as this can provide our technicians immediate access to areas that require extraction and drying while giving our general contractors the space to repair damaged portions of the plumbing lines. Because utilities like the water lines are often hidden between the floors and walls, any plumbing concern can compromise several construction materials in the house.

Do Water Disasters Commonly Damage Walls? 

While multiple areas of your residence can fall victim to substantial water losses, wall systems are often among the first grouping of construction materials to get damaged. Elements that make up entire wall systems are the closest to the bare or insulated water lines tucked neatly in the wall, so a break in one of these lines can thoroughly saturate these immediate structural components until you can turn the main supply of water off to the property. Wall systems are often comprised of four main elements:

  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Wood Framing
  • Utilities 

While there are drying practices that can promote evaporative drying in wall cavities, the materials closest to the breach must often be removed to repair the waterline. These wall systems can get replaced entirely once the now exposed structural cavity gets dried with centrifugal air movers and positive pressure systems. 

Do Floors Get Affected the Worst with Water Damage Losses? 

Because of water’s natural tendency to pool along the ground surfaces, flooring material is often the most heavily exposed after a substantial loss incident. Standing water collects on flooring and can begin penetrating these materials immediately. While some elements are often nearly impermeable, most of the flooring in your home, such as carpeting and wood planks are vulnerable to absorption and subsequent degradation and deterioration. 

  • Carpeting – Carpets can begin to immediately absorb standing water and pose a substantial threat to subflooring material beneath the padding layer, which is often plywood or OSB board. Heavy saturation usually requires the removal of the carpet and padding to protect this underlying support.  
  • Wood Plank Flooring – The cellulose present in natural wood flooring can be a catalyst for water absorption that can allow for warping and distortion of planks. Our professionals can remove just the damaged planks to reduce the costs and time with replacing flooring. 
  • Tile – Ceramic tile is often among the most impermeable surface materials for water. However, when cracks and damage to the grouted joints already exist, water penetration can get underneath the tile and pop them loose.

How Do Ceiling Materials Become Damaged? 

Since water lines can be stored between the first and second floors to make transitions to a second bathroom or other fixtures on this level, the potential for a break in these areas cannot be ruled out entirely. Spraying water or direct water flow can quickly overwhelm the exposed structural elements surrounding the waterline, such as the floor supports and cross beams for the second story and the drywall and insulation above the first story. It is often not challenging to identify when even a persistent leak on this line has developed, as drywall can quickly exhibit signs of oversaturation and damage such as bloating and swelling. Some signs that you can look for include:

  • Oversaturation/Dripping
  • Sagging Surface Materials 
  • Collapse 

Substantial water disasters in a residence require more than just our competent and knowledgeable restoration professionals to overcome. Our talented general contractors can help with repairs and build-back necessary for the property after water restoration and mitigation stages complete. You can count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team for mitigation and emergency services like controlled demolition and water line repair. Give us a call today at (561) 413-9754. 

Why Should I Choose a Local Flood Removal Company in Boynton Beach?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

House Flooded Call us at (561) 413-9754 for a swift assessment and implementation of a professional restoration plan.

Integrity and Commitment to Our Community Are Just Two Reasons Why SERVPRO’s Highly-Qualified Team Stands Out When You Need Flood Removal in Boynton Beach

Hurricane and tropical storm season are in full force, exposing Boynton Beach homeowners to the torrential rains, high winds, and storm surge that combine to cause the potential devastation of your property. Also out in increased numbers are traveling representatives of non-local restoration companies, offering flood water removal services when you and your neighbors might be panicking and vulnerable to what seems like a “quick fix.”

What Are the Reasons to Choose a Local Rather than an Itinerant Flood Restoration Company?

When you desperately need help with flood removal in Boynton Beach, it is essential to control your emotions and hire a reputable local firm. No matter how altruistic the intentions of a mobile flood damage firm, it is best to rely on a contractor based in or near your city or town. Why go with our local team?

    •    You can verify our certifications and licenses
    •    You can research our reputation among friends, neighbors, family members, co-workers, and area business associations
    •    You can ask to view examples of our work
    •    You can be sure to know where our production facility is located and can easily contact our management team
    •    You can rest assured we are available today, tomorrow, and in the months and years to come if you have concerns about our services or need help again

Must I Wait in Line for Your Services?

We offer the local touch with the capacity to scale responses to meet the needs of you and neighboring residents and businesses. Our appreciation for the need for fast and dedicated service is why your SERVPRO collaborates with other jointly owned firms in the region and with a national network of highly-trained and experienced restoration companies. We intend to ensure we can provide the level of assistance needed and the oversight of our honest and committed management. We engage the crews and equipment inventories that meet or exceed our and the flood removal industry standards.

Flood removal needs fast and professional attention, why SERVPRO of Boynton Beach prepares and plans our response every hurricane season. Call us at (561) 413-9754 for a swift assessment and implementation of a professional restoration plan.

How do Professionals Remediate Boynton Beach Fire Damage?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

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You can Rely on SERVPRO to Restore and Repair Destruction Caused by Smoke and Fire in Boynton Beach

Property damage from a fire falls into several types. There is the material wholly or partially consumed by the flames, and 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, ceilings, and 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 more substantial home area. 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.  

Significant Damage – This is where fire and heat harm the framing and other structural supports of the home. Smoke residues are throughout the house, and odors are not only powerful but pungent. Our IICRC industry certified SERVPRO technicians might 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. 

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, 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 smells. 

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 hidden 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 item, or the intensity of the fire. Hotter fires open 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 to 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. 

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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Why are Trained Professionals Necessary for Fire Damage Restoration in Boynton Beach?

7/3/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged possessions in fire damaged room 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 losses 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. 

Our highly trained technicians are the center of our success. We ensure thorough training in everything they may need 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 and the science behind them. To pass, everyone 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. However, 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. Through their peers, SERVPRO technicians learn to become the best in the industry and handle fire damage restoration at a standard far beyond what other agencies consider acceptable. 

Optional Extra Courses 

On top 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 allow our crews 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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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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

Let us help you get back to business

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

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

Extensive training and specialized products

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

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

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

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

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

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

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

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

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

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

Is There a Service That Can Clean Boynton Beach Daycares?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

How do SERVPRO technicians sanitize vulnerable locations?

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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

Removing Standing Surface Water Quickly in Boynton Beach Homes 

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

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

Submersible Pumps 

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

Weighted Extractors 

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


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

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

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Mold Damage Remediation In Your Boynton Beach Home

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Goes Beyond with Our Boynton Beach Mold Damage Remediation

There are at least two ways to manage mold growth issues in your Boynton Beach home. Some residents wearily expect periodic flare-ups of mold issues given our yearly rainfall of twice the national average, and humidity measured over 70 percent year-round. They handle mold clean up as a routine maintenance task. This pessimistic viewpoint leads many homeowners to forego professional help. Our comprehensive approach to mold remediation can minimize recurrence, why our customers rely on our expertise.

Understanding the Anatomy of a Mold Outbreak
Mold damage in Boynton Beach is a frequent problem because of the moisture load potential in our homes. Mold spores are always present, awaiting the opportunity to absorb a bit of water to fuel their growth into rapidly multiplying colonies. Standing water, damp building materials or contents, and even interior relative humidity (RH) of over 60 percent contribute to mold growth when available for at least 24 to 48 hours. No mold remediation service can promise the removal of all spores. Nevertheless, our extensive knowledge of water damage and lingering moisture and humidity problems are why we can deliver not only the removal of a current outbreak but also strategies to limit future infestations. Moisture management is the key.

Expect a Thorough Inspection and On-Point Moisture Mitigation
Mold damage makes itself known with visible organisms and musty smells. What you cannot see with your eyes or evaluate through smell, however, also contributes to chronic mold problems. Our remediation crews arm themselves with knowledge gleaned from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework and on the job experience. The competence our managers and technicians have extends beyond mere mold remediation. We also are relentless moisture damage detectives, seeking out building materials both in the open and in cavities that retain enough water to feed mold. Our capability to remove water and dry out spaces is why SERVPRO’s mold remediation services offer a more sustainable outcome.

Humidity Hurdles Conquered
Excessive humidity poses a mold damage rebound opportunity. Our remediation services include practical advice on how to lower RH in your home permanently, why SERVPRO helps inhibit persistent regrowth. We recommend, among other things:

    •    Review of your air conditioning needs and the operation of your current system -- make sure sufficient dehumidification is occurring in balance with temperature reduction
    •    Consistent use of exhaust fans in spaces where we expect higher humidity -- kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, rooms with many houseplants

A moisture-management approach is why SERVPRO of Boynton Beach brings viable and long-lasting mold remediation results to our customers. Call us at (561) 413-9754 to set up a consultation today.

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Mold Damage In Boynton Beach

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling When mold damage rears its ugly head, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754.

Mold Damage in Boynton Beach Homes (And What to Do About It)

Most people never consider that microscopic airborne mold spores are present both indoors and outdoors at all times unless you have air filtration and purification equipment running in your home. And even those devices are not 100% effective at eliminating the potential for mold damage in your house.

When conditions are right for germination, mold damage sets up rapidly in Boynton Beach homes. It spreads anywhere there is something organic to consume, such as sheetrock or wood-based materials (paper is a favorite).

Mold infestations are not something that goes away on its own or with the application of home remedies such as vinegar and water or bleach. The technicians at SERVPRO have extensive training in the remediation of mold damage and how to halt the conditions favorable for the germination and growth of spores without the danger of spreading them during abatement.

Careful Removal of Damage Items
When sheetrock or items have mold, they have no potential for restoration and require removal and disposal. The techs carefully catalog each part of the remediation process, including items requiring discarding. They are careful to document the damage with photos and a detailed report so the homeowner can expedite the insurance claim if filing for a loss.

Determination of Cause
SERVPRO techs scope the property. If there hasn't been recent water damage or a known leak repaired, they locate the source of the mold-favorable conditions and recommend the course of action needed to the property owner. Common reasons are slow leaks from plumbing or hot water tanks. Attics are another place mold growth starts, and it can be from a hole in the roof or a malfunctioning exhaust system allowing the steam from showers in the home to get trapped in the attic rather than expelled.

When mold damage rears its ugly head, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754. The technicians have the equipment and experience to handle any size mold infestation and return your home to its pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Experts Discuss Mold Prevention And Remediation In Boynton Beach

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

Mold Prevention and Remediation for Boynton Beach Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Mold Damage Specialists Can Save Your Boynton Beach Home

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Let SERVPRO Perform Mold Damage Remediation in Boynton Beach Homes

A variety of problems can affect homes in Boynton Beach. However, mold development is perhaps the most stubborn to manage. Mold colonies can grow inside or outside the structure. The infestation can also develop whether the property is occupied or vacant. Seeking help from a professional like SERVPRO can ease the restoration process in many ways.

Better Understanding of the Cause

Looking at mold damage incidents in Boynton Beach from the point of knowledge can help improve the restoration of the affected property, by solving current and future problems. The AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician certification our SERVPRO crews have, means they understand all issues associated with a mold infestation, including the omnipresence and microscopic nature of spores. Therefore, when we set out to restore your property, we aim to clean mold residues then eliminate the conditions that spark growth.

All the Equipment

Correct restoration of mold-damaged properties requires the use of a wide range of equipment, mostly because several steps are involved. Our crews have access to a variety of equipment and other resources. We bring plastic sheets, scaffolding, negative air machines, and HEPA filtered vacuums to the worksite. We also have air movers and dehumidifiers to help dry the property once we complete cleanup and other restoration steps.

Neutralizing Mold Colonies

Reaching all areas infested by the mold colonies is essential to the remediation process. Our SERVPRO technicians perform controlled demolition of walls and ceilings to remove affected porous materials like drywall and insulation, among others. Because the hyphae penetrate deep into the materials, we prefer removal over cleaning for lasting results. We clean hard surfaces through processes such as damp wiping using a professional cleaning agent with anti-microbial properties. Regular cleaning might not reach all nooks and crannies in the house. That is why we also use sporicides such as ozone and hydrogen peroxide, which have better reach. Both use free oxygen radicals to kill spores. Running an ozone machine in the property also helps eliminate the musty odor caused by mold.

You can get faster results and reduce the chances of recurrence when you involve a professional in mold remediation. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Experts Can Save Your Boynton Beach Home!

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Contact us today, at (561) 413-9754.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Common Intersections Between Air Conditioning And Mold In Boynton Beach

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

Mold And Your AC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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