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When A Fire Has Destroyed Your Miami Garage, Our Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Help!

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When A Fire Has Destroyed Your Miami Garage, Our Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Help! Our emergency response crews are ready 24/7 and can be onsite in hours to mitigate your fire loss.

SERVPRO Tackles Big Fire Damage In Miami Garage

After fire damage happens to a home, one of the most important things a homeowner can do is avoid the area. Why? This inhibits the spread of smelly soot particles to currently unaffected areas of the home. If it winds up in your ductwork, they will require cleaning to get rid of the smoke odor.

SERVPRO answered a call from an owner in Miami with extensive fire damage to their attached garage from an electrical fire. During the call, we advised the homeowner to keep the interior door to the garage closed and to tape around the door frame. This action assists in keeping odor-causing soot particles out of other areas of the home.

On arrival, we immediately contained the doorway to the garage and began scoping the damage. There were few contents in the garage in restorable condition; many of the power tools were a loss as the rubber coated wiring inside and outside melted. Our technicians packed out the homeowner's standing metal tool chest and a couple of large metal shelving units that needed cleaning but were otherwise in good shape for remedial actions at our location.

After removing salvageable items and debris, our technicians went to work on the charred building materials. Sheetrock damaged by fire requires removal as it contributes nothing but odor. We utilized controlled demolition techniques to save as much of the framework as possible for rebuilding the garage.

Our technicians used vacuums with HEPA filtration to pick up soot particles left and then deployed air scrubbers with HEPA filters to capture particulate matter smaller than the human can see but does not escape detection by the human nose if left behind.

The final stage of getting the fire loss area ready for rebuilding comes in the form of disinfection and odor control. We hand clean all surfaces to ensure, and if any residual reminders of the fire remain, we eradicate it. We have many methods for odor control, and in this case, we chose to apply thermal fogging to the garage area to thoroughly neutralize odor so the garage would be ready for rebuilding.

Call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900. Our emergency response crews are ready 24/7 and can be onsite in hours to mitigate your fire loss and restore your property to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Hold The Training Certifications Required To Restore Your Miami Home After A Flood Damage Disaster

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Hold The Training Certifications Required To Restore Your Miami Home After A Flood Damage Disaster The carpeting and padding were destroyed, and the subfloor was saturated with water. We pulled out the carpet and padding and discarded it properly.

Why Flood Damage in Miami Should Be Professionally Mitigated

Water damage from flooding is a situation Florida residents are not unfamiliar with. In fact, a home in the Southern part of the state is five times more likely to experience flooding than damage from fire.

Flood damage in a Miami home is one of the most severe types of residential property loss events. Groundwater has the potential to contain everything from sewage, debris, and contaminants, which is why it carries a rating of a category three biohazard. When it infiltrates the interior of your home, it should be cleaned up by professionals to ensure your home is sanitary for healthy habitation.

Recently, we mitigated damage left behind by a flash flood that affected the back entryway and kitchen. The homeowner cleaned as much as he could with his wet/dry vac before our arrival, but he quickly realized that would not be enough and called us. SERVPRO technicians removed the table and chairs for drying and cleaning in another location and used portable extractors to remove residual water.

The water wicked into the sheetrock a few inches, so we employed a technique known as "flood cuts.” We measured about six inches above the waterline and cut away the unrestorable sheetrock, so the wall cavity gets maximum air flow to dry faster. Fortunately, our probes showed no migration to the subflooring.

Once we extracted as much water as possible and scoped the room to determine where excess areas of moisture remained, we began the drying phase. SERVPRO technicians hold many certifications in the restoration sciences such as Applied Structural Drying. We know air movers play a crucial role in drying, because of the wind-velocity they can achieve.

During drying, the highspeed air flowing over surfaces causes embedded water vapor to rise where a dehumidifier captures it. Progressively drier air blows and water loss areas dry more quickly. After drying, we completely cleaned and sanitized the affected areas and ensured they were disinfected and ready for the family to enjoy their home again.

SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 knows large or small, flood damage can feel overwhelming to deal with. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 and we arrive within hours because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Fire Damage Experts Can Clean Wet Smoke Residues In Your Miami Condo

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Fire Damage Experts Can Clean Wet Smoke Residues In Your Miami Condo You can reach our crew 24/7 by calling (305) 269-8900.

Cleaning Wet Smoke Residue In Miami Condos

In many of the Miami condos stretched out along the coastline, people strive to maintain the look and aesthetic appeal of these properties through constant maintenance and upkeep. While many of the potential hazards have gotten partially addressed through reinforced construction and flood diversion techniques to protect condos against severe weather threats, other disasters like fires can still threaten an area residence at any time.

While fire damage can vary from one Miami condo to another, there are common concerns shared with all of these instances that must get addressed by competent and qualified professionals. Our licensed technicians have extensive training and continued education in the fire loss recovery niche of the restoration industry, making us ideal experts to handle every facet of returning your fire-damaged condo to its original condition.

Among the primary tasks of our SERVPRO team when we first arrive at your condo is to assess the entire scope of the damage. Understanding the tools and processes required immediately can help us to limit the restoration time and cost for our customers. During this inspection, we can often earmark belongings and furniture throughout the condo for temporary removal and cleaning during restoration. These items can get taken to our facility for focused cleaning, deodorization, and other attentive actions to return them to preloss condition.

Wet smoke is always a possibility for local fires, and the residue and staining this instance can cause can be problematic for our professionals to address. With sophisticated vacuums, brushes, and effective cleaning agents, our SERVPRO team can protect marble countertops, plush carpeting, and other amenities. Wet smoke is not something that homeowners should attempt to address on their own, however, as these residues can set in quickly to allow staining that can prove stubborn and challenging for even talented restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team to remove.

Your condo features premium building materials and some of the most exceptional aesthetic combinations throughout the entire Miami coastline, and this is a reason that these appealing features are worth preserving and protecting when disaster strikes. You can count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of South Miami professionals. You can reach our crew 24/7 by calling (305) 269-8900.

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South Miami Homeowners Gain Protection from Contaminated Floodwaters with SERVPRO on the Job

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage South Miami Homeowners Gain Protection from Contaminated Floodwaters with SERVPRO on the Job South Miami Home and Building Owners Benefit from Professional Floodwater Removal by SERVPRO

Unmitigated Flood Damage Can Take Over Your South Miami Home

Bad weather can push stormwater into your South Miami home and saturate its interior. While water that flows from a broken pipe inside the structure of your property is considered clean and holds little risk, once water passes across the ground, the number of pathogens and unknown chemicals it contains significantly increases.
 
Because of the risks posed to residents in South Miami, flood damage requires professional mitigation experts. SERVPRO's specialists know how to keep your home's losses from spreading and how to get things back “Like it never even happened.” Responding quickly to your emergency helps us keep your overall costs as low as possible, reduces the amount of work needed, prevents many of your possessions from becoming damaged, and protects your family from experiencing unwanted health effects caused by contact with contaminated floodwater.
 
As long as no efforts begin to remove the flooding away from the property, it spreads out and harms other areas and the contents within those places. To stop the spread of water from traveling to different areas, our experienced team uses containment methods that block off damaged areas from other sites and extraction machinery. Continuous drying of your house keeps undamaged contents safe.
 
Making everything safe again requires extensive disinfecting of flood-damaged areas and belongings. We use industry-leading formulas that leave little or no residue, does not cause most materials to bleed or lose color, and works rapidly. Some of your items require a light misting with this, allowing us to wet the surface thoroughly, while others require an immersion. The surfaces of intact items in your home, such as door frame and other durable items come clean again with a thorough wipe-down.
 
Regular communication with you, as well as efficient handling of the job's details, holds your overall restoration costs down when it comes to flood damage mitigation. Because we disinfect the surfaces of your home as soon as we begin the job, your family should not come in contact with flood-borne microbes that might cause unwanted health effects. Our use of moisture detection equipment and monitoring systems prevents over-drying and the possibility of missing sections that need our attention.
 
SERVPRO of South Miami wants to help your family recover quickly after flood damage affects your Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, or Hollywood property. Contact us by calling our 24-hour service line, (305) 269-8900.

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Why It's Important To Contact Our Crew After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Miami Home

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why It's Important To Contact Our Crew After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Miami Home Involving a professional in the cleanup of water-damaged properties helps address all issues.

Why Seek Professional Assistance For Water Cleanup In Miami

A water loss incident may not seem complicated to address. Whether a faulty plumbing line or a weather event such as driving rain releases the water, you may think that all you have to do is scoop it out and air the property to restore normal conditions. However, in practice, you realize it takes more to deal with the damage. Involving a professional Miami restoration company to help with cleanup has many benefits.

Whether the case involves clean or gray water, it ends up soiling the property. Soiling can happen as the water dissolved dyes in fabrics or leads to chipping of paint from surfaces. The water can also spread debris such as dust and even household wastes. Cleaning the soils left over after the incident is, therefore, a necessary part of the water cleanup process in Miami. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents and EPA-registered disinfectants to ensure we clean your property to a sanitary level.

The main problem after a water loss is the standing water so extraction and drying all moisture traces is crucial. Such extraction should happen promptly because letting the water sit for more than twenty-four hours can lead to severe problems such as mold development. Drying the area too fast can also have its challenges because it can cause wood and similar materials to crack. Our SERVPRO technicians set a drying goal for balanced drying. We use moisture meters to determine the level of wetness in materials allowing us to determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers to use. We also determine the best positioning of such equipment when setting the goal.

Bad odors can develop quickly after water loss incidents. Under humid conditions, smells are more prevalent because the moisture dissolves and carries the odor vapors to the nose. Removing such odors helps restore the property to its preloss state. Our SERVPRO technicians take specific steps to deodorize the property dealing with the damage “Like it never even happened.” We air scrubbers to remove airborne particles and hydroxyl generators to neutralize odor particles.

Involving a professional in the cleanup of water-damaged properties in South Miami, Coral Gables, and Hollywood helps address all issues. Call SERVPRO of South Miami to assist. You can reach us at (305) 269-8900 any time.

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Here is a Method That is Helping with Fire Damage Remediation in Miami

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Here is a Method That is Helping with Fire Damage Remediation in Miami When a fire damages your home, it is best to react quickly and call in professional help. Team SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 to take your call.

One Factor in Restoring Fire Damage in Miami Depends on Where the Smoke Went

When we get a call requesting an emergency response team to a residential fire, our technicians get to work immediately diagnosing where the smoke went. Sometimes homeowners tell our technicians that the fire was in a limited area of a room, but unless contained, soot particles and smoke residues can get transferred to other areas of the home and require treatment to eliminate odor-causing particles.

While remediating fire damage in Miami, our technicians may contain areas by using clear, poly sheeting over doorways and vents to stop the spread of soot any further in the home. We track the probable path of the smoke and test for the types of residues we are dealing with. There can be different types of residues in a single area, and each requires a different cleaning method to be effectively removed.

For example, frying a frozen turkey is extremely dangerous, yet 900 homes are damaged every year according to the National Fire Protection Association. When the ice from the turkey hit the hot oil, the ice becomes steam and expands to over 1500 times its original volume resulting in a massive flash fire. The result can be smoke residue from a protein fire from the turkey which leaves little in the way of visible residue and a considerable amount of pungent odor, wet residue from synthetic or rubber everyday kitchen items in the area and dry smoke residue from burned wood and organic building materials.

SERVPRO technicians address each type of residue with their knowledge of the cleaning methods needed. Wet smoke needs a wet sponge treatment to lift the greasy, heavy residues. While dry smoke does not need to be wet and dry sponge methods are used to lift it away from surfaces.

After a fire odors may be an issue that thorough cleaning does not completely eradicate. Our technicians have equipment such as thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators to completely neutralize all traces of smoke smell. If any building materials are beyond restoration, we offer a complete line of building services to return your home to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of South Miami has emergency response teams available 24-hours a day by calling (305) 269-8900. No matter if your fire damage is large or small, we can clean up, eliminate odors and rebuild.

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Call SERVPRO When You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Coral Gables

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Call SERVPRO When You Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Coral Gables Our certified technicians are available 24/7 to help you get back to business after fire damage.

Back to Beautiful with Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Coral Gables

You as an area entrepreneur enjoy the benefits of the community’s support through Business Improvement District of Coral Gables and a growing core of loyal local customers and visitors. The vibrancy of the Miracle Mile/Downtown Gables Shopping District depends on innovative dining and retail spaces. If your business falls victim to a fire everyone suffers. Our mission is to assist both the business owner and our bustling downtown through our high-quality remediation services.

Fire damage to your Coral Gables commercial property requires fast and professional restoration. Whether the damage is unnoticeable from the outside or created a gaping hole along the row of neighboring shops and restaurants, you need experts who trained for this type of disaster and hold multiple certifications in remediation strategies that are sure to get your business back on track.

The SERVPRO team responds day or night, year-round. Our service vehicles arrive with the experienced project managers ready to assess and plan, the products and equipment needed to clear and clean, and the technicians poised to get to work.

Firefighting efforts and sprinkler systems make the first task water removal and structural drying. Safety and structural integrity concerns require a clear view of the damage, elimination of slip-and-fall and electrical shock hazards, and evaluation of any surface weakness caused by the fire. Because SERVPRO is a full-service restoration company, we accomplish this phase with skill and speed.

Soot residues vary depending on the materials consumed. If your business is a restaurant expect thin, varnish-like coating that SERVPRO technicians use abrasive or solvent-based products to loosen. Retail clothing inventory smolders, leaving a thick, sticky residue we remove with cleaners enhanced with wetting agents or surfactants. Paper and wood burns fast with ashy debris we dry sponge and vacuum to remove.

Businesses that close even temporarily due to disaster risk permanent shuttering. SERVPRO’s rapid response using industry best practices ensures your storefront or bistro in the city “Where Beautiful Lives “is back serving customers before your reputation takes a hit.

SERVPRO of South Miami stands ready to help your fire damaged business regain its footing swiftly. Call us at (305) 269-8900 after the firefighters leave to get remediation and restoration tasks rolling.

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We Can Help Remove Foul Odors After A Fire In Your Coral Gables Property

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Can Help Remove Foul Odors After A Fire In Your Coral Gables Property SERVPRO of South Miami is ready to tackle fire damage and smoke odor in your rental property.

Keep Your Tenants Happy, Call SERVPRO To Remove Smoke Odors Quickly From Coral Gables Rental

If you have a rental property, you know that all sorts of accidents happen, including fire damage. The time between the fire department extinguishing the fire and the arrival of our technicians should be as little as possible. The faster we can start restoration and cleanup efforts, the more of the home and tenants' possessions that can be saved. First and foremost, ask the Fire Department if it is safe for the tenants to remain in the house.

When you contact SERVPRO to address fire and smoke odor damage in your Coral Gables property, the technician gathers as much information as possible, so we know the right resources to bring to the site. If tenants remain on premises, we also ask them to limit movement and avoid areas with fire damage, so soot particles do not spread outside of the original area through foot traffic.

Why SERVPRO? We are local to this area of Florida and can arrive Faster to Any Size Disaster. No matter when a fire happens in your rental property, you can expect an immediate response from our technicians to mitigate damage to both building and possessions.

SERVPRO technicians work in teams to expedite the cleanup process. While one group extracts any residual water from extinguishing the fire, other technicians are determining the spread of soot and smoke in the home and determining if containment is necessary. Other technicians tape off registers and ensure the HVAC is off; the ducts are cleaned of soot particles during the sanitizing process to stop the return of foul odors.

Our IICRC specialists wipe down surfaces and non-porous possessions. Depending on the type of smoke residue, they can choose different solutions and utilize wet and dry sponge techniques as needed to remove all traces of smoke and soot effectively. Smoke can leave deeply embedded odors that our Odor Control Technicians eliminate through multiple applications ranging from air scrubbers with charcoal filters to thermal foggers to neutralize stubborn odors.

SERVPRO of South Miami is ready to tackle fire damage and smoke odor in your rental property. Our specialists are available at the time you need us, seven days a week. Get started now by calling (305) 269-8900.

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Call Our Experts After A Fire Has Caused Significant Damage To Your Coral Gables Home

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call Our Experts After A Fire Has Caused Significant Damage To Your Coral Gables Home A call to SERVPRO of South Miami represents peace of mind.

Small Fire In Coral Gables Requires Professional Help

It is hard to imagine that a home in Coral Gables could catch on fire. Most houses on the tree-lined streets of the City Beautiful have stood there for decades, braving thunderstorms and hurricanes, seemingly unmovable by the elements. However, it is precisely their longevity that makes your home vulnerable to malfunction with old wiring that could cause a fire in your property. Even when it seems like a small event contained to just a part of your house, reaching out to a specialized team can make all the difference.

When there is fire damage to your Coral Gables property, our SERVPRO team is close by and readily available to help restore your home. Our team is on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week with the goal of reacting as soon as the emergency takes place. The longer the smoke residue and water remnants sit on your home, the more widespread the damage can be. Taking fast action can make all the difference in returning your home to mint condition.

Upon your call, our SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives at your home to assess the damage and determine the path of the fire. With this information, we're able to plan for immediate needs and anticipate any long-term consequences. Our wide array of equipment is able to extract any water left after firefighters extinguished the flames home and return moisture readings to their appropriate levels. We also focus on identifying the different surfaces affected by smoke and soot with the goal of applying a material-specific solution for their removal. Due to our formal training as well as our on the field expertise we can make a work plan focused on cleaning your home while salvaging as much of its contents as possible.

Many of our SERVPRO customers worry about the smell of smoke left after a fire. It can feel like upholstery, rugs and the very walls of your home can not lose the offending odor. In reality, we are trained to tackle the issue in different ways. Depending on the specifics, our team may use air scrubbers to rid the air of the offending particles, or we may bring in an ozone generator to alter the air molecules and break down the smell. For more extensive odor removal we may use air filters specifically designed to purify the environment in your home.

A call to SERVPRO of South Miami represents peace of mind. By dialing (305) 269-8900 you will enlist the knowledge and expertise of a professional team, all focused on making your home look “Like it never even happened.”

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Use SERVPRO to Deal With All Water Damage Issues in Your Coral Gables Home

3/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Use SERVPRO to Deal With All Water Damage Issues in Your Coral Gables Home Don't let water damage take over your home, call SERVPRO for help.

Older Pipes Cause Water Damage to Your Home in Coral Gables

The “City Beautiful” truly lives up to its name. With its shaded streets, lush with vegetation, it is a pleasure for those who live, work and play in the Gables. Many of its homes retain the beauty of their original construction, and it is easy to see the history that lives within each of them. However, older construction brings some challenges to modern life. Water damage caused by a burst older pipe is not uncommon within this beautiful community. Whether a tree root made its way into the plumbing or it just broke due to age, calling an expert team to restore the home to its mint condition is essential.
 
If there is water damage to your Coral Gables home reach out to SERVPRO immediately and avoid any further damage to your property. Every minute counts when your floors and walls are covered in water. The longer it stands on surfaces such as original wood floors or saturating your walls, the more extensive the damage to your home. Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to respond expediently to your emergency.
As a homeowner, it is hard to tell just how much water has made its way in to the foundation of your house. Our Green Fleet is equipped with the latest technology to extract any standing water and to monitor moisture levels in your home. Our handheld equipment allows us to enter into crevices to extract water and dry them, while heavy-duty pumps can eliminate larger accumulations.

In Coral Gables, the possibility of mold following water damage is especially worrisome because of the age of most homes. Our SERVPRO technicians are specifically trained and IICRC certified to mitigate the proliferation of mold in your home and to remediate any that might exist. Keeping the right levels of moisture by using air movers and dehumidifiers allows us to achieve just that. Our expertise also prepares us to work rapidly to avoid the buckling of hardwood floors, all by maintaining the right level of humidity in your home.

Do not be afraid of a broken pipe or its resulting water damage. Just call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 and allow us to work for you. In no time at all your home will look “Like it never even happened.”

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