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Fire Damage Technicians Out Of Kendall Explain Different Types Of Smoke Residues

5/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Technicians Out Of Kendall Explain Different Types Of Smoke Residues Kendall Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration Needed? Contact SERVPRO

Soot and Smoke Odors and Films Are Handled by SERVPRO

If a fire ever starts on your property in Kendall, the heat and the smoke coming from the blaze can both cause you problems. The flames and heat can burn structural materials and components causing them to be removed and replaced. Smoke coming from the burn can travel throughout the entire home and ruin items.
 
Smoke residues can permanently stain contents and building materials requiring them to be replaced. In some fire damage scenarios in Kendall, it is possible to save your possessions and building materials with cleaning and removing soot residues. How easy it is to clean items depends on the types of soot present inside the structure after the burn takes place.
 
Cleanability of soot residues varies based on how wet or dry the smoke that traveled through the building was. Dry smoke is created by blazes that burn natural materials at a fast rate and have plenty of oxygen. Wet smoke is produced by fires that burn synthetic materials slowly and are oxygen-starved. Most fires create a variety of both wet and dry smoke throughout their duration.
 
Dry smoke is easier to clean than wet smoke, and our SERVPRO technicians can wipe it off with dry sponges or clean it with water-based chemicals. Vacuuming carpets and fabrics of loose soot and debris are very useful as an initial step. If the smoke is more dry than wet, less aggressive cleaning methods can be used to remove the soot. If the smoke is too wet, then cleaning can be extremely difficult or impossible.
 
If the fire starts inside your kitchen, then there is a good chance that the fuels burned was a protein such as meat, poultry, or fish. Proteins produce smoke that leaves behind residues that are yellow or amber in color. Protein residues created foul odors and must get cleaned so that odors are eliminated. In some cases, all areas of the home must be cleaned because foul odors can exist even if the protein residues cannot be seen.
 
Fuel oil soot can also be created during a fire. In colder climates, soot tags that resemble black spider webs can be seen in corners and ceiling areas. Fresh soot usually comes in large or small particles and can usually be cleaned easily. For professional help cleaning different types of soot residues, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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How To Deal With Commercial Water Damage When In Kendall

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Deal With Commercial Water Damage When In Kendall Water damage can affect your businesses in many ways, and that calls for mitigation measures to check on the loss and risk.

Commercial Water Damage

Water damage can affect your businesses in many ways, and that calls for mitigation measures to check on the loss and risk. Usually, water is penetrative, and if you waste any time, it can penetrate your machinery and equipment and with no time signs of mold growth and odors results. If you run your commercial operations in Kendall, you need to treat everything as an emergency.

There are initial steps that our SERVPRO technicians follow when attending to water damage in Kendall that we want you to know. The restoration starts by conducting a thorough inspection of your property. During this step, we can analyze the extent of the damage and evaluate whether there are existent hazards at the site before the restoration work can start.

Always contact certified professionals like SERVPRO as soon as the incident takes since removing the excess water is necessary. If the water sits for a long period, what was salvageable may end up being unsalvageable. As a result, we use water extractors and pumps to do water removal. If there was an unnoticeable water penetration, there are high chances of having mold in the structure. We perform mold cleanup and perform deodorization to prevent future growth since it can lead to health effects.

At SERVPRO, we can help you with material replacement. After a water damage incident, the chances are that your office furniture, flooring, drywall, carpeting as well as other materials may need replacement. While it is possible to replace some of the water-damaged contents, there are some cases where replacement is necessary. Before doing that, we perform an inspection to determine what you need to replace.

IICRC certifies our SERVPRO technicians, and we follow all the state regulations when working for you. We understand that safety is vital in any restoration work and that is why we observe safety measures such as wearing protective gloves, overalls, and use helmets.

At SERVPRO of South Miami, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, water, and fire related. Call us at (305) 269-8900 and get the chance of working with a reliable and tested industry leader.

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Trusting Professional Restoration To Handle Your Kendale Lakes House Fire Damage

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Trusting Professional Restoration To Handle Your Kendale Lakes House Fire Damage We have the tools and experience to clean and restore your fire damaged property.

SERVPRO is The Company To Call When Fire Damage Strikes Your Kendale Lakes Property

When fire ravages your Kendale Lakes home, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the effects you have to face. While you might want to do your best to care for these immediate concerns on your own, often trying to resolve and restore damages of this nature only get worse from inexperienced attempts to remedy them. Fortunately, you always have professional restoration services at your disposal to help you overcome even the most traumatic of lingering symptoms and pressing concerns.

Since there are so many different causes of fires, the damage that they cause can vary significantly as well. Finding the right approach to dealing with the fire damages to your Kendale Lakes home can be as simple as reaching out to SERVPRO. Our experienced restoration technicians get specially trained in all varieties of fire damages and the best methods of restoring your home and its contents from each effect it could experience.

From the moment that our team arrives at your home, our assessment begins. We inspect every area of your home, even the rooms adjacent to where the fire occurred to get a full scope of the damage that your home faces and what has to happen to restore it entirely. This process is better for you to get involved with as well, so you can voice some of your most pressing concerns as well as have parts of our restoration process explained to you so you can adequately prepare for your role in the process.

Tackling each of these effects and symptoms might take some time, but our SERVPRO professionals work to restore your home and its contents thoroughly. The process includes working directly with the insurance company which handles the claim you have to make for the damage to the house, to save you the stress and legwork of working with an insurance company adjuster on your own.

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While there are many facets to the restoration process following a fire to your home, you are always in good hands with SERVPRO of South Miami. Our experienced fire restoration technicians are available 24/7 to help you when you need us the most. Give us a call anytime at (305) 269-8900.

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Water Removal Equipment And Methods In Kendall

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Equipment And Methods In Kendall There are many different ways that water can unexpectedly get inside your Kendall townhome.

Water Removal Equipment And Methods

There are many different ways that water can unexpectedly get inside your Kendall townhome. It is a regular occurrence in life that things break. When items like water pipes or certain appliances break or malfunction, water sometimes leaks into the interior of your townhouse.

Once water gets inside a building, many different types of damage can occur. SERVPRO’s water removal technicians in Kendall have experience in dealing with moisture in several different scenarios. It is essential that all moisture gets removed within a 48-hour window so that mold growth does not occur.

When mitigating problems having to do with excessive water, our SERVPRO experts use a variety of methods and equipment. All of the equipment and methods used are IICRC certified and proven to work well in the water restoration industry. We always use different equipment depending on the aspects and severity of the damage situation.

When we first arrive to a water restoration project, we start by testing moisture levels inside the building. We use state-of-the-art detection devices to identify where water has intruded into the structure. We then use the devices to determine whether the structure is dry or not and if it is not we figure out how wet it is.

Next, we use specialized extraction equipment to pull moisture out of materials and contents inside the home. The extraction equipment consists of an extractor with a high powered vacuum motor. A vacuum tube then runs to an extraction tool that gets used to pull out the water.

After water gets extracted from the building, we use carpet tools to disengage the carpet and separate seams so that we can pump air underneath it and “float” the carpet. We then use different tools to reinstall the carpet pad and seams after drying is complete. Next, we use drying equipment to return moisture levels to normal conditions.

Air moving equipment causes evaporation to speed up the drying process. Dehumidifiers get used to remove water vapor from the air. After drying gets completed, we use deodorization equipment to apply professional products and treat foul odors.

During the project, our technicians also use a variety of personal protective equipment to prevent health hazards. For professional assistance with removing moisture, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 any time of the day.

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Mold and Mold Damage in Your Kendall Residence

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold and Mold Damage in Your Kendall Residence Mold can appear differently on different types of materials. Contact SERVPRO right away should you see or smell mold in your home.

SERVPRO Effectively Tackles BOTH Visible and Hidden Mold Damage

We rely on our homes in Kendall to keep us warm and dry. Most of the time, they handle this very well. However, sometimes our homes let us down in this regard. Dampness or water can make it into our homes and increase the risk for mold growth. Because some molds can cause health effects for you and your family, it is essential to get the problem handled as soon as you realize there is mold growing in your home.
 
Mold and mold damage in your Kendall home can pop up just about anywhere where the conditions are right. Sometimes they begin in a hidden area, so you might not know they are there right away. SERVPRO techs can assist you in finding the colonies of growth. We have the experience and tools to do this and to clean it all up before it spreads any further.
 
Average mold, such as black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, thrives in damp, dark, and unventilated conditions. The less it is disturbed, the more they can spread. You may not even realize that mold has been growing for months, or even years, out of sight in your home. Some go against traditional conditions and can grow in colder temperatures. Fusarium and Cladosporium are both tolerant to cold temperatures. They can develop on fabric, carpets, and wooden surfaces quite easily.
 
Some molds emit an unpleasant odor that is musty. You may notice them faster in these cases. Chaetomium is one of the smelliest kinds you can find. SERVPRO techs look for this type of mold on drywall and other nearby surfaces.
 
When moisture is the culprit of mold growth, there are a variety of areas in your home in which it can grow. It includes underneath appliances like the washer, water heater, dishwasher, and fridge. It can also include pipes and connections to these appliances. Pipes can leak and may have condensation which leads to mildew and mold.
 
SERVPRO of South Miami has all the tools needed to find any hidden mold in your home in Coconut Grove, Kendall, or Miami Gardens and clean it up correctly. Dial (305) 269-8900 to get in touch with us immediately if you suspect you have mold growing in your residence.

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Flood Damage Technicians Based Out of Kendall

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Technicians Based Out of Kendall It is important to call SERVPRO as soon as possible after flood damage to dry out your home and minimize the damage.

Rely on the Trained Professionals at SERVPRO for Expert Flood Damage Mitigation

During violent storms, Kendall is one area that is prone to flooding. Excessive rain often leaks into your home from the outside. Sometimes wind created by the storm throws objects into your house.

If a window or exterior wall gets punctured, rain likely gets inside your structure. SERVPRO's flood damage professionals in Kendall have experience in mitigating storm-related problems. Sometimes water coming in from the outside has a high contamination level.

To start, we always test the water that got into the building to see what the contamination level is. If the rainwater has a high contamination level, then many items including building materials and contents get removed and replaced. Water with low contamination levels often gets mitigated through our specialized drying and extraction process.

To start off, all rainwater inside your home gets extracted with top-of-the-line equipment. We use different extensions to vacuum up water out of the various building materials inside your house. Our extraction equipment contains a specialized extension used to extract water out of furniture and upholstery.

Once all water gets vacuumed up, the technicians at SERVPRO begin the drying process. Air movers are set up to increase evaporation inside the affected area by replacing moist air with warm and dry air. Dehumidifiers also get placed inside the building to pull moisture from the air and pump out hot, dry air that gets used by the air movers.

In some cases, other equipment and techniques get used for drying in unique situations. We use specific equipment for drying out ceiling and wall cavities or crawl spaces. Techniques like removing baseboard and drilling holes in the drywall to pump air into a wall cavity may also get used in specific scenarios.

When a rainstorm causes damage to a house, many times the exterior walls retain moisture. Exterior walls sometimes are difficult to dry out because the insulation inside the walls restricts air flow. In which case, holes get drilled into exterior walls in the top and bottom so that air flows throughout the wall cavity.

Drying exterior walls is usually a smart idea because replacing the walls gets expensive. For professional help with structural drying, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 any time of the day, seven days a week.

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Kendall's Fire Damage Professionals

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Kendall's Fire Damage Professionals After the fire is put out and no longer a danger, it is time to assess the damages.

Fire Damage Professionals

In most cases, you will never expect it, but it is a possibility that a fire starts inside your Kendall home. Any time a fire starts the priority is to make sure your family and your pets are safe. Next, the blaze gets put out either by you or the fire department depending on the severity of the fire.

After the fire is put out and no longer a danger, it is time to assess the damages. When figuring out how the fire damaged your house, it is wise to call SERVPRO's fire damage experts in Kendall to help you find all of the damaged areas. When a fire starts, the flames, heat, and smoke coming from the burn all cause different types of damage inside your home.

Our experts at SERVPRO get trained in the theory of fire. When flames start, smoke and soot collect onto surfaces all over the building. When it comes to removing residues, some is hard to remove, and some are not.

Whenever enough heat reaches any material, combustion occurs. Combustion is the act of solid substance turning into a gas through the application of heat. Sometimes soot is created by elements burning but not fully combusting the entire way. In this case, the sediment formed from partially charred materials is harder to remove.

When full combustion occurs, the burnt materials turn into smoke that gets released into the air. When a fire is actively burning, the smoke contains carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, which are both gases that are hazardous for humans to breathe. Once the fire gets put out, the harmful gases subside.

Smoke coming out of fire causes materials to get enveloped by a foul odor. Smoke also contacts surfaces and leaves soot and smoke residues that stay after the smoke dissipates. Soot left by smoke is usually easier to clean off of most surfaces than carbon resulting from half-burnt materials.

Whenever dealing with a fire or smoke damage problem, it is essential to get the official opinion from the experts. For a complete and professional remediation job, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 for help 24/7.

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Mold Damage Cleanup Services in Kendall

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Cleanup Services in Kendall Seeing or smelling mold in your home can be frightening. Call SERVPRO right away and we will find the cause so as to prevent a recurrence.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Seek Out the Root Cause of a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold damage is a hideous and often stubborn problem for your home and business. In some cases, it can do more harm than just being unsightly. These fungi thrive in damp areas and can cause various health effects. Mold and mildew exist in our environment as naturally occurring microorganisms, but when they exceed normal levels, they can affect your family, property, and even your house.
 
If you notice the presence of mold in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately for mold damage cleanup services in Kendall. Mold comes in various shades and spreads easily through the air in the form of spores. Our mold remediation experts use special, IICRC-certified techniques to eliminate these microorganisms and make your home more hospitable again.
 
Mold can grow virtually anywhere in your home. The most vulnerable places to mold damage include basements, bathrooms, caulking, window frames, plumbing, ventilation systems, drywall & sub-flooring, cabinets, furniture, and wet walls. Bathrooms and basements are considered the ideal locations for mold growth in the home, but one big place that should not be overlooked is the attic.
 
The primary cause of mold damage in the attic is poor ventilation. SERVPRO technicians can correct this by installing air movers and dehumidifiers in the room. It is also advisable to open the windows to facilitate proper air circulation. Homes in colder areas are particularly vulnerable because heat from the ventilation system meets the colder roof and forms condensation. This moisture drips onto ceilings, insulation, or any other surface in the attic, creating a suitable environment for mold growth.
 
It is important to understand the root cause of mold damage in your home; otherwise, you risk having the same problem again. During the mitigation process, SERVPRO mold remediation experts can check for poor ventilation, excess condensation, and leaks in the roof. We can also remove mold-damaged materials such as textiles, plywood, and drywall, and disinfect the area with effective antimicrobial products.
 
If mold damage has overrun your home, you can count on SERVPRO of South Miami for quick and efficient mold remediation services. We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry and can return your home to preloss condition as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (305) 269-8900.

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Drying Carpeting from Water Damage from an Upstairs Bathroom Leak in Your Key Biscayne Home

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drying Carpeting from Water Damage from an Upstairs Bathroom Leak in Your Key Biscayne Home Toilet overflows can happen at any time. If your toilet or tub sends water pouring down your stairs or hallway, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Professional Water Damage Experts Prioritize Drying Out Your Water Damaged Home

An upstairs bathtub or toilet overflows, and suddenly you are dealing with water flowing out the door and down the stairs. Depending on how quickly you can stop the water flow, you could wind up with a massive cleanup on your hands. This kind of situation is unfortunately not uncommon, and water leaks from the upper levels can cause double the damage to your Key Biscayne home.
 
Key Biscayne water damage which originates from an upstairs bathroom can create quite a mess in your home. Not only is your bathroom a mess, but the floor, ceiling, and room underneath the bathroom are also water soaked. You need the help that our staff at SERVPRO are trained to give you. With the right tools and the knowledge needed, we come out to your home quickly so we can get your home back normal.
 
When carpeting and padding in your home got wet from the leak, we can sometimes dry it in place. The basic concept of this method is to extract the carpet more thoroughly and increase how many dehumidifiers, and air movers there are. The carpet is not rolled back, and the pad is not removed but instead dried in-place.
 
If this method is possible, SERVPRO techs begin with extraction, which must be aggressive. We use specialty weighted equipment which squeezes water out of the carpet and pad. We begin with the center of the room first; then we move the furniture to the center when that is done so we can continue extracting the perimeter of the room.
 
A truck mount with a regular wand is used first to stop water migration, and then we use a weighted extraction tool. We inspect the pad for water content, pulling a corner of the carpet back, rolling the pad like a newspaper, and squeezing as hard as possible. If water drips from the pad, more passes are needed. We continue the extraction passes until no water can be squeezed from the pad.
 
Extracting with the in-place method requires double to triple the time to extract. However, time is saved by not removing the carpet and pad.
 
After extraction, we place air movers and calculate dehumidifier requirements, so we achieve the most efficient drying conditions. One air mover is used for each fifty to sixty square feet of affected area.
 
Drying your home in Coral Gables, South Miami, or Coral Terrace thoroughly is our number one goal at SERVPRO of South Miami. When a water disaster occurs in your home, reach out to us as soon as possible at (305) 269-8900.

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Quality Flood Damage Restoration Services Available in Miami

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Quality Flood Damage Restoration Services Available in Miami Cracks in your foundation walls, windows that stick and jammed doors are all signs of major flood damage requiring professional attention.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to Minimize the Effects of Flood Damage

Vast amounts of water cause intense flooding throughout the area nearly every year. Hurricane season has Miami homeowners on edge, expecting massive damage to a variety of things, including roads, buildings, vehicles, and more. 

Unfortunately, some Miami area homeowners may not see the full extent of flood damage on their property for several years. Due to standing or hidden water that causes additional damages to their foundation or structural components which lead to failures as time progresses. 

When flooding reaches higher levels, there is not much anyone can do to stop water from causing damage that takes its toll on your home. However, having an expertly trained SERVPRO technician inspect your home after flooding can help protect your future. 

Time is critical after a flood; you want to check for signs that could indicate problems that require professional attention. Cracks in your foundation walls, sticky windows, and jammed doors all serve as warning signs that foundation damage exists on your property. 

If water entered your home, contact a flood damage restoration specialist, like SERVPRO. Our technicians can remove wet padding, carpeting, and flooring that often lead to corrosion, rot, mold or other safety hazards, causing long-term damage.

SERVPRO can also help you prepare for future floods, giving you access to IICRC-industry certified technicians, advanced equipment, and a variety of quality restoration services you can count on to get your home back to normal after a flood. 

We help members of our local community get flood damage under control as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our technicians easily move personal possessions, furniture, and household items to a safe, dry location, where they can receive professional evaluation and restoration that helps return them to a quality pre-damage condition. 

Our team manages your restoration process from start to finish while keeping you informed throughout the process. It is our goal to meet or exceed your expectation and provide you with the answers you need to make the experience as stress-free as possible.

Contact SERVPRO of South Miami for flood damage restoration services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster,” and offer advanced cleaning and restoration services you can trust. (305) 269-8900

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