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Our Experts Discuss Mold Prevention And Remediation In Boynton Beach

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

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Mold Prevention and Remediation for Boynton Beach Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Boynton Beach Fire Damage Has Degrees of Severity

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

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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)

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)

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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)

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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Why We're The Best In The Restoration Industry When Dealing With Fire Damage In Your Boynton Beach Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

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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