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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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If Your Roof Is Damaged It Can Spell Major Flood Trouble For Your Miami Condo

3/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO If Your Roof Is Damaged It Can Spell Major Flood Trouble For Your Miami Condo You can always depend on the fast response of our highly-trained SERVPRO of South Miami water restoration technicians.

Damaged Roofs Can Flood Miami Condos

Storm damages are a common concern for Miami residents. When severe systems develop and make landfall in the area, they can arrive with a destructive force capable of quickly damaging condo roofs and siding. While the structural damages alone can be problematic and require an immediate response from licensed contractors, the vulnerabilities of the roof can allow runoff and direct rainfall to enter your condo unabated. Preventing this damage might initially be inevitable after roof damage amid a severe weather event, but our professionals can help with fast mitigation solutions and effective restoration strategies.

When flood damages occur in your Miami condo, time is of the essence to get the water removed quickly and the saturated materials dried. The longer that these effects persist, the less likely preservation of these damaged elements becomes. Our SERVPRO team can arrive with fast extraction equipment like our truck-mounted pumps. These machines can remove water from your property at a rate of 300psi, which can quickly allow our technicians the opportunity to set up drying equipment in your water-damaged condo.

Mitigation after a flood involves many steps, but the first of these are emergency board up services. This preventative action can keep further water flow from coming from the damaged roof area until reconstruction efforts can safely begin to this exposed area of your property.

Our Contents Department also works to remove at-risk and currently exposed items and belongings from the condo to our facility nearby. There they can get focused drying, cleaning, and disinfection efforts that can return them to their original condition. Once flood restoration and reconstruction complete on the condo, we can return these items to their original positions within the property to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When flooding affects your condo, you have a finite amount of time to protect the structure and the contents of your property from irreparable damages. You can always depend on the fast response of our highly-trained SERVPRO of South Miami water restoration technicians. Give our crew a call anytime that you need us at (305) 269-8900.

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SERVPRO Will Put The Flame Of Worry Out In Coral Gables

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Will Put The Flame Of Worry Out In Coral Gables We are here 24/7 to help restore your home after the flames of the fire have been put out. Our technicians can clean all the areas and save valuables

Restoring Property to Pre-loss State After Fire Damage in Coral Gables

Fire destroys property fast, and in different ways, so complications can always arise in any restoration process. Knowing which steps to take immediately after the fire is put out can help ease the process. Working with our IICRC certified restoration technicians can help restore your Coral Gables home to preloss state easily.

Putting out the flames does not mean the end of fire damage in Coral Gables. In many cases, the fire creates an opportunity for other damages to arise. For example, if the blaze is fierce enough to puncture a hole in the roof or walls of the house, it creates an opportunity for weather elements to ruin the property further. Even in small fires, secondary problems can arise. For example, moisture from sprinklers or the water used by firemen to quell the blaze saturates surfaces it sets smoke residues. Our SERVPRO technicians help prevent these secondary problems by boarding up the affected structure immediately. We also bring water extraction and drying equipment to loss sites to help combat moisture problems.

Bad odors are typical after a fire incident. It can manifest if there are aerosols and other smoke residues in the air. Various residues deposited on surfaces also tend to produce pungent odors especially when synthetic materials, fuel oils or proteins are burnt. Such smells can only go away after removing the residues. Our SERVPRO technicians clean all affected areas. We also use different procedures to deodorize the property. For example, fogging the area with neutralizers, sanitizers, and digesters helps because the best way to get rid of smells is to replicate the conditions that caused them in the first place.

It is not always possible to salvage items damaged by flames. The fire damage on drywall, ceiling or other organic materials might be too extensive for restoration to work. Replacing such materials helps deal with the damage effectively. Our SERVPRO technicians are well-versed, with the teardown, build up and refinishing processes needed in such areas.

Restoring fire-razed property can be a tricky process. Call SERVPRO of South Miami to help determine the best steps to take. You can reach us at (305) 269-8900 any day. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Mold Can Be An Unwanted Guest At Your Next Pool Party In Coral Gables

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Can Be An Unwanted Guest At Your Next Pool Party In Coral Gables Holding a pool party for your friends might sound like an excellent way to socialize but could lead to mold damage.

Pool Parties Can Leave Your Home Hosting Mold Damage In Coral Gables

Holding a pool party for your friends might sound like an excellent way to socialize in Coral Gables, but tidying up takes time afterward. Not only must your home get a good cleaning, but any areas left damp from showering and changing out of wet swimwear needs a thorough drying session. Running the exhaust fan in each bathroom can help.

When airing out locations left damp, or even drenched, mold damage in your Coral Gables home can take hold. SERVPRO can help prevent the further spreading of microbes and get your home's interior environment back under your control. Mold and mildew do not require extreme elevations of humidity to become active, so we find it crucial that we restore normal levels of moisture in your home first.

We dry out your home's damper areas with desiccant machines and search for trapped moisture that can seep out and feed microbes. When materials become inundated with microbes, they often become too damaged for us to restore. We enclose such areas with heavy-gauge plastic sheets. With an air scrubber and flexible tubing, we eliminate microbes and spores from the space as we cut mold-damaged materials away from your home's framework.

Because plastic also holds in moisture, bags that might harbor mold in the case of forgotten wet laundry from the pool also work to keep moisture and microbes from escaping as we pull ruined drywall from your home. Before anything leaves a negative pressure chamber, we double bag it and knot it to keep everything securely inside. We can then remove these safely to the outside of your home.

Treating once-moldy areas with antimicrobial liquids that dry fast keep mold from coming back again. This and keeping a dehumidifier on hand for future parties can keep your home free of mold infestations. We can help you choose one that you can easily control and use.

SERVPRO of South Miami wants to assure our customers in Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove that we're here to help resolve any problems they experience involving mold damage in their residence. Calling us at (305) 269-8900 gets the remediation process started, where we make everything “Like it never even happened.”

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When You Experience A Flood Damage Emergency In Your Coconut Grove Home, The Team To Call Is SERVPRO!

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When You Experience A Flood Damage Emergency In Your Coconut Grove Home, The Team To Call Is SERVPRO! We are here for you!

Why SERVPRO For Flood Damage Removal In Coconut Grove

After storms blow through Coconut Grove, the flooding often recedes quickly. The effects on condos, duplexes, and other homes can remain for weeks, however. If not cleaned or restored quickly, further damage can happen as well.

So why SERVPRO to remove flood damage from your Coconut Grove home? Our company trains each specialist to the standards required by our industry, we maintain an extensive, restoration equipment inventory, and can take the initial steps to return your home to its original condition.

Our first action to restoring a home is to remove everything that cannot be salvaged or repaired. In the case of flooding, floor trim and drywall panels can quickly absorb enough water to cause them to warp or crumble and dissolve in place.

SERVPRO teams cannot guarantee that a cleaned carpet is safe to use again, so we recommend immediate disposal, rather than expend the labor hours to attempt restoration. Quick removal also reduces the effects flood water has on the flooring underneath the carpet.

While completing disposal actions, other team members begin disinfecting and drying the home. Specialists spray any surface affected by the flooding with an anti-bacterial chemical and allow it to dry. Next, they clean each surface to remove soil, and other contaminants left by the receding water and allow them all to dry once again.

For space underneath the floors and behind the drywall, our teams use several devices to dry them for replacement quickly. Specialists use air movers to blow warm, dry air across damp surfaces to force out moisture trapped inside the wood. As the moisture evaporates, they install exhaust fans to draw out the damp air and direct it outside through the nearest window or door. If the inside humidity is very high, specialists may also install one or more dehumidifiers to remove water directly from the air.

Our goal at SERVPRO of South Miami is to restore each home to a clean, dry condition as quickly as possible. If you need us, call (305) 269-8900 today to get started. We are here for you.

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Our Team Of Water Damage Specialists Will Restore Your Home In Kendall To Pre-Damage Condition

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Team Of Water Damage Specialists Will Restore Your Home In Kendall To Pre-Damage Condition Call us at (305) 269-8900, any time when you find your home's interior drenched.

A Professional Water Cleanup Team Knows How To Save Your Kendall Home And Contents From Ruin

It only takes one of the many storms passing over Kendall to create problems with your home's roof. After repairs, most homeowners never have a problem again. Sometimes, though, minor gaps that went undetected before now suddenly seem to open up and let rain from even mild showers into the house. Any part of your roof can develop problems like this.

When your Kendall home experiences water damage, the team at SERVPRO is ready to help. We can help determine where the leak is coming from so your roofing team can get the repairs made as quickly as possible. We use thermal imaging equipment that shows the presence of moisture in materials, letting us track down both lost and invasive water, revealing their origination points. While the top of your home requires experts in roofing, many times we can repair leaky pipes and slipped water lines.

After we locate the area where rain sneaks in, we can tarp this to eliminate problems until after the completion of the roof's repairs. Now we can begin working on cleaning up the water that came through your ceiling and is threatening your home and your belongings. Preventing as much ruination and damage to your property as possible is our goal in mitigation and cleanup.

Water that comes through your attic can carry debris with each drop and deposit these substances on your belongings. Attic spaces can also contain stored boxes of off-season items, and we can get these cleaned up for you, also. Disposing of things and repurchasing them often costs considerably more than the expense involved in cleaning and restoring those same items.

Furniture that sat under a leak can hold quite a bit of water in its upholstery. We use special vacuums that remove the water while protecting the fabric. Other items, such as solid wood furniture, can often come clean with only a thorough wipe-down to clean it sufficiently. We air dry these in a special chamber to speed drying up and then deodorize with either hydroxyl or ozone machines.

Carpeting in the area affected by an overhead leak often experiences water spread out several feet in each direction. We get carpets in such situations dry by floating them, which allows us to direct air both above and below them, rapidly drying them and the floor on which the carpet rests.

SERVPRO of South Miami is ready 24/7 to help families in Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables protect their property from invasive rain with our water cleanup services. Call us at (305) 269-8900, any time when you find your home's interior drenched.

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When You Have A Leak In Your Kendall Home Call The Experts

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When You Have A Leak In Your Kendall Home Call The Experts This busted pipe caused water damage.

Water Removal Technicians In Kendall Talk About Various Extraction Tools

When a water leak occurs inside your Kendall residence, many gallons of water can pour into your building in a short amount of time. Once your contents and building materials get wet, it is wise to call in a professional water removal company such as SERVPRO. Once water starts affecting things inside your home, the matters can get worse quickly if they are not dealt with right away.  It only takes between 48 and 72 hours for mold to start to develop when organic materials such as wood or paper get wet. Rapid water removal can help reduce the chances of problems getting worse over time.
 
As soon as our SERVPRO technicians receive your emergency damage call, we respond promptly. Our fast 24/7 service enables us to conduct water removal in Kendall right away. The first and most important phase in any restoration project is the extraction phase. It is much easier to remove water when it is in liquid form right after the leak takes place. To do this, we utilize heavy-duty extraction equipment.
 
To start, we either use a truck-mounted or portable extractor. Portable units are ideal for getting into tight spots. Truck-mounted extractors have more power and work better for large projects. Once we decide which extractor to use, we decide among a variety of tools to attach to the vacuum motor.
 
Our SERVPRO crew always uses the most advanced technology when mitigating problems at your house. We have at our disposal several different types of extraction tools to use depending on the application. We can use water claw extraction tools to complete a variety of jobs. One unit is composed of a metal base with an adjustable handle that the operator stands on to help compress saturated carpets. There is also a handheld version that our technicians can use for smaller carpeted areas and furniture.
 
Our highly trained team is IICRC certified and available to assist you 24 hours a day and seven days a week. If you ever have a moisture-related problem, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 immediately after a problem occurs. 

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How Professionals Remove Mold From Your Kendale Lakes Home

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Professionals Remove Mold From Your Kendale Lakes Home Failure to remove the moisture source can cause a mold colony to become a recurring problem.

Reasons That Lead to Recurring Cases of Mold Damage in Kendale Lakes

A recurring mold problem can be a huge pain to address. Mold readily proliferates, but you
can eliminate it easily too if you take the right steps. When the problem recurs, it means
some things are not done correctly during the remediation process. We have IICRC certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians who take all necessary measures to offer a lasting solution to your mold problem.

If your efforts to fix mold damage in Kendale Lakes do not touch on all affected areas, the problem might recur in the areas you fix. Even if it does not recur, you keep dealing with issues like musty smells - which are common with mold infestations. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate your property thoroughly to identify all areas that the problem might reach. Using FLIR thermal cameras, we can check even concealed areas without tearing them down first. 

Cleaning is part of mold remediation procedures. In a bid to remove debris and staining on surfaces, you might use the wrong approaches that fuel future growth. One such method is cleaning affected areas with bleach when trying to eliminate spores. However, the moisture left fuels future growth since the spores occur naturally in the environment. Failure to isolate affected areas during the cleanup process can also spread the problem to unaffected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents when damp wiping is necessary. We rely on dry cleaning approaches such as HEPA vacuuming. We also use air scrubbers to kill spores and improve air quality. 

Moisture is the main ingredient fueling most incidents of mold infestation. However, this is not to say that mold only requires moisture to thrive. An organic food source, oxygen, and warmth are the other factors that help mold to grow. Most environments only lack moisture, so any presence of moisture leads to mold growth. Insufficient drying efforts or failure to identify the moisture source leads to a recurring mold problem. Our SERVPRO technicians use fast air movers and industrial grade dehumidifiers to remove excessive moisture. We also have moisture detection tools like thermo-hygrometers, moisture sensors, moisture meters, and thermal cameras to detect any hidden moisture. 

A recurring mold cycle might be hard to break. Call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 to help you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

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Why SERVPRO is the Top Choice for Water Removal in Your Kendale Lakes Home

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO is the Top Choice for Water Removal in Your Kendale Lakes Home Our trucks are loaded with state-of-the-art equipment to remove water and dry out your home..

Risks of DIY Water Removal for Your Kendale Lakes Home

Often Kendale Lakes homeowners work to repair and restore damages to their property on their own to save themselves money. While there are certain things that a homeowner could do on their own that does not require professional assistance and expertise, overcoming substantial water damages throughout the property is not one of them. Taking care of saturation and extraction in your home requires specific equipment and trained technicians who can make short work of the damaged elements to preserve all that is possible in the house.

While water removal for your Kendale Lakes property might not seem like a dire situation, failing to do this step correctly can result in significant problems for the household and its occupants. With the finite timeline that exists from the point in which materials become exposed to water to when they break down and fail structurally, our SERVPRO professionals have a limited window to get to these materials and dry them out before they are unsalvageable. Once they have gotten too damaged to preserve, the only credible solution is to remove these materials and replace them with new ones.

One of the aspects that sets our franchise apart from the competition in the area is our dedication to having the leading equipment in the industry. From our service vehicles to the machines stocked inside of them, we offer fast solutions for properties affected by water damages. Our truck-mounted pumps alone produce the strength to extract excess water from the floors of your home at 300 psi, which makes short work of pooling water and gives our experienced technicians the opportunity to focus efforts on drying.

These same SERVPRO professionals hold our work accountable to exceeding industry standards with equipment like our thermal imagery cameras. These devices can show pockets of moisture unaffected by the air movers and dehumidifiers, and help our team to focus efforts to eliminate this persistent dampness.

Water loss incidents in your home can be very problematic without an immediate response from trained professionals who can clean up the mess. Give our SERVPRO of South Miami team a call today at (305) 269-8900.

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