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Have King Tides Caused a Royal Amount of Damage to Your Miami Crawlspace?

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment stacked outside of home King Tides are no match for SERVVPRO! This is just some of the equipment at our disposal to remove water from your home.

Flooded Crawlspaces Need Professional Water Removal to Reduce Permanent Damage to your Miami Home

Periods of the year that see the most torrential rainfall can be a potential problem for homeowners. Excess rainwater can swell groundwaters, which can result in the flooding of lower regions of your property. King tides can also become problematic during certain times of the year and increase the risk of property flooding. Areas that are of particularly high risk are crawlspaces, which are inefficiently sealed against outer elements and, due to their proximity to the ground, can become flooded rapidly. If your home lacks an appropriate vapor barrier, these flooded lower regions can condensate, causing structural rot or mold growth, so you may want to consider bringing in professional restoration services to avoid costs further down the line.

The combination of the rainy season alongside annual king tides means it is not uncommon for you to require water removal services for your Miami home. Waters restricted to areas beneath the home present many challenges along the way to full restoration. SERVPRO is available throughout the year with a roster of water restoration technicians (WRT) and applied structural drying (ASD) technicians. We are notably active between September and November when flood scenarios are at their most likely.

One of the main challenges presented by crawlspace flooding is the lack of access points. These areas are typically only accessible through small openings, which can restrict the ability to bring in the equipment we need. Gas pumping equipment can be extremely effective at removing more significant amounts of moisture from inside a crawlspace with smaller hoses available for restricted access spaces. After removing the standing water, our technicians can enter the crawlspace to inspect for further damages.

Moisture inside your crawlspace can cause several long-term concerns for a homeowner and needs to be removed and dried correctly. Dampness can migrate upwards and effect joists or subfloor. It can also become a hotbed for microbial growth, active mold, or stagnate over time, attracting insects and vermin. SERVPRO technicians can place dehumidification equipment inside the crawlspace to remove dampness. We treat residual moisture an air-mover fitted with a flex-hose to allow access into deeper regions.

Water in your crawlspace can cause severe structural issues over time. Contact SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900.

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Water Loss, Fast SERVPRO Service for Miami Condos Is the Answer

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in a Demolished unit showing the framing Water Damage Can Be Devastating in Miami Condos, Call SERVPRO for the Restoration

Trust SERVPRO of South Miami to Remediate the Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage is something that no homeowner wants to go through. Unfortunately, living in a condo can increase how your home can sustain water damage. With Miami condominiums above, beside, and below you, water can truly hit your unit from all sides.

For this reason, it is essential to stay calm if your Miami condo ever sustained water damage. The faster that the water is addressed, the better it is for your home. Staying calm can allow you to get professionals to your location quicker, which in turn means that the remediation can happen promptly.

Imagine a scenario where you get up in the morning to get dressed for work. As you go into your walk-in closet to retrieve something, you notice that the floor is wet. Water drips from the ceiling and is also flowing down the back wall.

In this hypothetical, the source of the water damage is the condo above yours. A severe leak flooded the bathroom and then began to spill out past the confines of the apartment, following gravity, the water traveled and found your closet. To remedy the water damage in your apartment, and prevent troublesome problems such as mold damage, you could call SERVPRO.

Here at SERVPRO, we always try to get to our customers as fast as possible. No matter when you call, day or night, we have a team ready to help you. Once we get your call, our SERVPRO techs can assemble and then travel to your location with a van full of advanced equipment designed to fight water damage.

Once we arrive at your apartment, we can immediately begin to move your clothing out of your closet and send any that needs to be dried to our facility. Once your closet has been emptied, we can begin to remove the standing water with wet/dry vacuums and set up a drying environment. We can use advanced technological devices, such as dehumidifiers, heaters, and axial fans, to dry the water damage in your closet.

Furthermore, we can remove the ceiling tiles and feed air drying tubes into the ceiling, to ensure that space is appropriately dried. When completed, SERVPRO would leave your home to you "Like it never even happened."

If you find your apartment suffering from water damage, never hesitate to get help. Get in contact with SERVPRO of South Miami by dialing (305) 269-8900. Night or day, we're available to help.

Stop Wasting Time and Contact SERVPRO for Your Commercial Water Damage Situation in Miami

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

leaking washing machine Regardless if the washer or refrigerator is leaking at your commercial location, contacting SERVPRO is your best bet.

Commercial Water Removal after a Water Line Breaks Minimizes an Appliance Store's Disruption in Miami

Buying a new washer and dryer set or a larger refrigerator can seem like a large investment to many families in Miami. However, when they have committed to buying an appliance, you want to make the sale. Unexpected emergencies that close your store make this impossible. 

SERVPRO is always near businesses in Miami to help with commercial water removal, any time of day or night. We know emergencies happen without warning, so we keep out Green Fleet of trucks and vans stocked with equipment and always ready to go. The sooner we begin with extracting water, the less there is to pull out of your store. This significantly reduces the amount of time required before we can initiate the process of drying out your store.

After our water extraction team begins with the hand-held units, our building services team can inspect your flooring. Tile and marble flooring respond best when repair work begins immediately. Water can seep underneath tiles and sections of marble can retain water, letting mold set in, as well as stains and discoloration. We use the Injectidry and its floor mats to remove moisture held by the grout between tiles and the pores in natural marble.

Any amount of water can increase the water vapor inside an enclosed space. We need to eliminate this from your store and bring its humidity levels down to normal. Moving the air around is not enough without including a desiccant machine. Even when surfaces feel dry to the touch, moisture can still exist deeper inside different materials. Office furniture can also keep moisture inside upholstery fabric and any cushion's cells. 

Ceilings with acoustic tiles can retain moisture, as heat rises. Warmer air can hold larger amounts of moisture than cooler air found closer to the floor. However, because microbes can grow anywhere their spores land, ceilings also must remain damp-free to protect your store and your inventory.

We work as quickly as possible to make things like normal again, “Like it never even happened.” Making sure you can reopen your store to the public without unnecessary risks caused by a disaster is why we are always ready to respond to your call.

Because SERVPRO of South Miami is near Coral Gables, Miami Gardens, and Key Biscayne, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. This proximity helps get your business operations reinstated fast with as little interruption as possible. Call (305) 269-8900, 24/7, whenever you need to dry things out after a disaster happens.

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Water Damage To Your Miami Property

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees working in a room that had been gutted. Let SERVPRO help you handle your water damage in Miami.

Miami residents don’t panic over water damage, call us today we will help.

As homeowners we do everything possible to protect our home investment from possible damage. However, there are most likely always going to be times when the unexpected occurs, often leading to damage and losses that are beyond your control. When facing water problems in your Miami area home, you need access to a company that understands your situation.

If you end up dealing with water damage on your Miami property from basement floods, water leaks, kitchen floods, a sewage backup, or natural disaster, give us a call. We have all of the skills, knowledge, and equipment necessary to remove standing water and dry everything in a highly efficient manner. Our certified Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Technicians (IICRC) know what to do to restore your home to its fullest potential. 

At SERVPRO, water damages are one of our most common calls. We have 24/hr emergency response teams available at a moment's notice to tackle these events quickly. Our onsite team performs a full assessment of damage found on your property, and communicate with you whenever necessary, so there are no surprises. Every area of your home affected by the event receives the proper attention, and our entire team helps you understand what is about to happen in your home.

SERVPRO can provide you with a wide variety of restoration services. Everything from damage mitigation, to cleaning and restoration, all of which are designed to adjust to fit your unique situation. Whether you have a small drip in the kitchen or a problem throughout the entire house, our technicians are prepared to handle your water problem thoroughly. 

You can count on SERVPRO to provide you with quick, efficient water removal, drying, deodorization, and restoration services you can count on to return your property to a quality preloss condition. We can even help you learn how to recognize signs of water damage in your home, giving you the power to limit any losses you might experience.

Contact SERVPRO of South Miami for full-service cleanup and restoration services throughout Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, and surrounding areas. We have an entire Green Fleet available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.” (305) 269-8900

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Restoring Flood Loss to Coral Gables High School Field House

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

A building with three walls showing, with SERVPRO equipment on the ground. We know how important it is to keep your Coral Gables activities up and running, let us help you with the flood.

Don’t let your Coral Gables students miss their events because of a flood, call SERVPRO today.

The fieldhouse for the high school outdoor athletics for Coral Gables area institutions is an essential building for storing equipment, preparing for games and practices, and other tasks relative to operating a successful sports team. While this structure is a staple near football fields and tracks, it is also part of the property that can become susceptible to flooding as it already sits along the natural basin designed for high school stadiums. Restoring the structure is critical for both the team and the school, and our SERVPRO team can help.

As you might expect, flood damage in Coral Gables school buildings can migrate quickly from the penetration point, affecting multiple areas of the building. Because the building serves as the location for pre-game preparation and practices throughout the week, the inability to use this facility can strain the resources of the athletic department and become a costly situation for the team. With the importance of high school football in the greater Miami and south Florida regions, anything that compromises a team’s success must be addressed promptly.

Protecting your investment in equipment, jerseys, and the structure itself is a strong consideration for choosing the fast and confident response of our SERVPRO professionals. We have experienced personnel who care about the work we do and how to get your building back to preloss condition quickly. Standing water, for example, can get removed through continual extraction with submersible electric pumps or gas-powered trash pumps.

Cleaning the structure is the best way to make clean and gray water flood losses have the least impact on your team and the school. We have potent cleaning products ideal for disinfection, such as our line of chlorine-based agents. For a faster turnaround on the cleaning to get the facility in use again, we can use a milder-scented botanical-based disinfectant as well.

With the importance of athletics in the area, restoring a structure like the field house can keep the team following the same routine and better poised for success. You can count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of South Miami team to make these flood losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (305) 269-8900.

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Miami Property Owners Can Always Benefit fro SERVPRO's Professional Storm Damage Restoration Services

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

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What Value Does Professional Flood Damage Mitigation in Miami Offer?

Floods can happen any time, even during dry seasons. The intensity of each incident varies from catastrophic to mild levels, thus leaving different extents of damages. When an incident only affects your property, you might struggle in deciding whether to hire a professional to handle the mitigation process or get help from family and friends. Knowing what value mitigation of flood damage by a professional can offer makes it easier to decide.

Preventing Future Problems
Although the focus after flood damage in your Miami home might be how to solve immediate problems such as cleaning up the filth and drying the premises, you must also pay attention to problems that might develop in future that tie back to the flooding incident. Mold development and deterioration of structural parts are common long-term problems. Professionals address both current and long-term issues concurrently when restoring your property. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians apply cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties and use advanced equipment to check for hidden pockets of moisture, thus minimizing chances of mold development.

Working Faster
Restoring a flood-damaged property is a tedious process. Even though family and friends might provide an abundant workforce to carry out the process, the lack of equipment and skills can hamper progress.  Professional restorers undergo regular training, and the frequency of handling similar incidents equips them with the necessary experience to work faster. Our technicians earn IICRC asknowledgement in best practices from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Professionals also have a reputation to uphold and a payday to look forward to, which motivates them further to work faster.

Restoring Pre-loss State
A flooding incident has the potential to change the outlook of your home forever. Water can alter the visual appeal of your walls because drywall discolors from wetness. Materials such as floorboards might also cup or buckle from water exposure forcing you to change them or opt for a different floor type. With professional assistance, it is possible to restore your home to its preloss state, under most circumstances. Our SERVPRO technicians follow different procedures to ensure we achieve the intended goal. We take photos of the loss site before starting the restoration, which provides a reference point if needed. We also match the color of new panels to existing ones in areas that we demolish for restoration purposes. We also use advanced methods such as drying chambers to save wooden floors along with drying mats and an injectidry delivery system.

A flood-damage restoration exercise should solve all problems and offer value for money. Call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900. We fix flooding fast, "Like it never even happened."

Our Storm Damage Specialists Can Save Your Hurricane-Damaged Restaurant In Miami

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

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Fast Turnaround For Hurricane-Damaged Restaurants In Miami

Your restaurant stays busy in Miami because there are always people looking to avoid the dredge of cooking at home. After a disaster strikes the coast, however, you might have more than some missing shingles or a broken window to contend with and require flood recovery. As tempting as it might be to avoid professional restoration as much as possible, our team provides a fast turnaround to get your business full of hungry patrons again quickly.

Flood damage in Miami restaurants can cripple your business, and make it unsafe for you to continue standard operations until specific safeguards are in place like containment. Any contamination threats can close your doors right away, so you need to rely on the experienced staff we dispatch to your address following severe weather incidents. We have water restoration experts capable of addressing standing water and drying solutions, but also have cleaning technicians and biohazard recovery specialists that can complete all the necessary steps between disaster and “Like it never even happened.”

A substantial deterrent to your success is waiting on third party subcontractors to handle mold growth and remediation in your building, and that is what makes the fast response of our SERVPRO team so vital. Our preparedness for these emergencies can help us to address saturation and exposed materials quickly, identifying which areas are most potentially prone to mold and microbial threats. We have a full line of potent antimicrobial products that can help to eliminate mold spores present on surfaces and protect them from potential colonization.

Removing standing water is also vital to protecting your investment in the furniture and fixtures in the dining area. Between wooden legs of chairs and tables, to the bases for booths, prolonged exposure to even excessive moisture can warp and distort these structural elements to the point of requiring replacement. We have efficient extraction tools and hundreds of air movers available to give your job the attention it needs during flooding.

As challenging as flooding can be for a business, it can lead to a restaurant never opening again if the owner does not take aggressive steps quickly following the disaster. Our SERVPRO of South Miami team is here to help however you need. Give our experts a call today at (305) 269-8900.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Miami Home After A Flood

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Drying mats placed on hardwood boards in a room Drying mats placed on hardwood boards in a South Miami kitchen can prevent the need to replace this costly flooring.

Storm Damage Can Flood a Miami High Rise Quickly

Miami and the other communities that exist along the southern coastline of Florida remain perpetually at risk of powerful storm systems moving through the region. While many of the structures have become reinforced in their construction to withstand some of these more devastating conditions, this is rarely (if ever) a full-proof solution. After Hurricane Andrew, the Dade County Constructions Code changes have further fortified new and reconstructed buildings. Destructive storms can have a catastrophic effect on your high-rise apartment building, especially when you consider how many units can become affected by this unexpected disaster.

From broken windows to a destroyed portion of the roof, storm flood damage in Miami high rises is more probable than you might have thought. Our SERVPRO team has helped in multiple large loss projects that can help to infuse our experience and commercial-grade equipment into real-time solutions for your property. Because of standing water being an issue with flood damage, the team becomes limited by our potential extraction equipment. Not all of our powerful water extraction tools can get implemented within these apartments, so we must determine what can work provided the situation

We strive to provide our customers with the ideal service that they have come to expect, and most of that success hinges on adapting to changing situations. High rises have limited space, so our SERVPRO technicians utilize tools to remove standing water in any one apartment without entering another without reason. In these situations, you can expect only a handful of equipment options exist and are difficult to get to the flood damaged portion of the property on a specific floor.

Sump pumps are ideal for standing water situations that exceed two inches in depth. Depending on the type of disaster our professionals address, we can often discharge water into an available drain, and the mobility of the unit helps to overcome flooding in multiple areas of the house. This water removal action can also help in below building parking areas. Wands can also help in these situations, especially when the depth of standing water is lower than the recommended volume to use the sump pumps.

We cannot anticipate the destruction that powerful storm systems can have for your coastal home. No matter what time disasters strike or how severe the situation, we have a rapid response team ready to mobilize as soon as you call. You can reach our experienced SERVPRO of South Miami technicians anytime at (305) 269-8900.

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How Flood Cuts Help with Residential Miami Water Damages

8/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Many practices play a significant role in maintaining a smaller and more manageable recovery of flood-damaged Miami homes. As a premier restoration team in the area, we strive to provide our customers with a tailored experience that precisely suits the needs of their home and seeks to reduce unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction whenever possible. An effective way to accomplish this while still addressing widespread floodwater is through flood cuts made into the drywall and paneling on your property.

Flood damage in Miami homes can be devastating without specific measures and techniques deployed immediately by our SERVPRO professionals. We have a crew of Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and those trained in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) to begin combatting the standing water in your property beginning as soon as we arrive. Our professionals reach your address with the full measure of our cutting-edge extraction and rapid drying equipment, helping us to address saturation and exposure concerns starting immediately upon completion of the damage assessment.

Certain practices help to make these extractions and drying efforts more effective and efficient, and flood cuts are one of them. This process begins with an assessment of saturation in construction materials like the drywall to determine how much moisture has become wicked from the base of the wall. Depending on the severity of the situation, more than half of the lower portion of the wall can become damaged by moisture. Hygrometers and probing moisture detection devices help to identify the dryline. Everything below this line gets carefully cut out and removed to allow our SERVPRO professionals access to the wall cavities beyond.

With the flood cuts already made, we can employ effective extraction practices like our portable sump pumps and engine-driven trash pumps to quickly remove standing water in these areas of the property. Once removal and drying complete in these areas, which gets double-checked with the same moisture detection devices, we can prepare the area for reconstruction.

While there are many steps between the flooding disaster and the full recovery of your home, our SERVPRO of South Miami team can help you every step of the way. We have a full crew of qualified technicians endorsed through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepared to help 24/7. Give us a call anytime disasters strike at (305) 269-8900.

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A Leaky Faucet Can Spell Major Water Damage Issues For Your Miami Home

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen to any home at any time. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Water Damage Restoration In Miami 

Say Miami, and most people respond with words about tourism or a particular TV show still in syndication around the world. For more than six million of us, though, that first word is home. In every home, though, things happen. Often, it is the minor disasters like a broken shut-off valve that throws an owner or resident’s life into chaos. 

Thorough remediation of water damage in Miami residences is not a simple process. SERVPRO restoration teams perform every task needed to not only return each home to its original, dry condition but also to prevent the risk of further damage. 

Most plumbing failures spread treated or clean water across the floors, making it possible for our teams to preserve the carpets as long as the water does not soak in for too long. In one case, a two-bedroom home was unoccupied over the weekend, so the water from an overflowing toilet tank soaked into the carpet and pad for two-and-a-half days. That caused the top and bottom layers to separate, running the carpet completely. 

SERVPRO technicians drew out the water to reduce the weight and disposed of the carpets and pads immediately on finding the problem. Fortunately, this was limited to the carpets in the dining and living rooms, and the hallway leading to them. 

After disposal, team members used an air mover to dry the now exposed concrete floor. The device put out a flow of warm air, swiftly drying the surface. They used a squeegee to pull water out of the corners and soaked it up with a sponge. 

The soaked carpets also raised the humidity level inside the home, testing high enough to allow mold spores to begin expanding and growing if left to lower by itself through natural evaporation. To lower it faster, team members set up a dehumidifier in the dining room to draw water from the surrounding air. They also installed two fans, pulling air from the hallway and affected rooms and directing it outside, increasing the effectiveness of the dehumidifier. 

For SERVPRO of South Miami, our goal is to return a dry, safe home to every one of our neighbors. If your residence here, in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, or Hollywood recently suffered a plumbing failure or other water intrusion, call us today at (305) 269-8900 to begin restoration. We are here for you.

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