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Water Damage To Your Miami Property

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

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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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The Miami Fire Recovery Challenge Met by SERVPRO--Odor Removal

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Travels Far and Near for Fire and Water Restoration Projects, Not Just in Miami

Professional Help for Lingering Odors After Miami Fire Damage

One of the most frustrating things a Miami homeowner encounters after a fire is lingering smells. No matter how thoroughly cleaned an area appears after a fire, smoky smells remain. Candles, air freshener sprays, and solid odor-controlling products work briefly, but the smell comes back. Strategies that merely mask odors need frequent renewal. Even when used regularly, they grow tiresome or can “mix” with the malodor to create an even more unpleasant aroma.

Rather than trying to manage post-fire damage odors in Miami on your own, reach out to our restoration professionals. We work with you on malodor issues, recognizing that everyone perceives smells differently. The process we follow has several steps, and we repeat methods or move on to different approaches until we find a solution.

SERVPRO deodorization specialists inspect for any charred debris overlooked, also checking in building cavities. Removal of the item carrying the smell reduces the problem significantly. Deep-cleaning of surfaces helps as well. Identifying objects such as furnishings, window treatments, or other porous contents or fixtures holding odors allows us to evaluate whether to deodorize or discard. HVAC systems can accumulate and spread soot and odors. SERVPRO checks the ductwork and cleans if needed. Duct cleaning is a process onto itself but can greatly inhance indoor air quality IAQ.

Surface cleanup still might not be enough to clear all smoke smells. SERVPRO’s stock of odor-fighting equipment also includes thermal foggers, a tool whose chamber heats deodorizing chemicals to recreate the fire conditions. The chemicals seek and pair with the odor-bearing particles and neutralize their smell. Ozone machines and hydroxyl generators are potent options as well. SERVPRO technicians train in their safe and efficient use.

Ozone machines send out charged O3 particles, and hydroxyl generators create hydroxyl radicals (-OH.) In different ways the ozone particles and hydroxyl radicals react with and change the chemicals in the soot particles that cause odor, rendering them neutral in smell. SERVPRO consults with you about the risks and benefits of using this equipment and instructs on any temporary evacuation needed.

SERVPRO of South Miami offers Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained deodorization specialists who persist until fire-related smoke odors are gone. Call us at (305) 269-8900 for a consultation.

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Is Water Damage in South Miami Ruining Your Morning Expresso?

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

There is no room for water damage in this picture. Call SERVPRO of South Miami to quickly restore your coffee shop.

My South Miami Coffee Shop is Drowning

Part of the beauty of living in Miami is that you can find food offerings from all of Latin America and indeed the world. Wherever a person goes, they can enjoy empanadas from Argentina, Venezuelan arepas and the very popular Cuban croqueta. This diversity is the reason why your new coffee shop featuring delicious breakfast items, needs to be agile and persistent to stand out among the competition. Keeping your restaurant clean and efficient is essential to making your customers happy and gain their loyalty.

The competition also makes water damage to your restaurant in Miami such a threat to the survival of your business. If you are unable to restore your restaurant quickly after a pipe burst causing a minor flood, you stand to lose your customer base and its revenue. By calling SERVPRO, you can save yourself time and money by trusting expert water restoration technicians (WRT) to bring your restaurant back to normal.

At SERVPRO, we recognize that eateries face specific rules and regulations regarding the handling of food products, which is why we work closely with you to protect your business from this standpoint. Our crew also recognized the need to save inventory as much as possible, so we work quickly to separate affected areas from the rest of the restaurant, to preserve your goods from water damage.

Our industry-grade equipment is essential to normalizing levels of humidity in your coffee shop. To achieve full restoration, we bring in air movers, drying mats, dehumidifiers, and even injectidry technology to encourage a fast turn-around. When all is dry, we apply disinfecting and deodorizing solutions to leave your place squeaky clean and free of foul odors. We tailor our action plan to your specific needs and the nature of each surface we are cleaning and restoring.

Do not let your coffee shop dream go down the drain. Call SERVPRO of South Miami at (305) 269-8900 and let us leave your place “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO Provides Mitigation Services and the ERP Plan to Help Prevent Extensive Damages to Miami Properties

7/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Restoration and Cleanup for Miami Area Properties after Disasters, Check Out the ERP Plan

Why SERVPRO is a Strong Choice for All Disaster Recoveries in Miami

We are a team that has worked hard and continues to do so – helping those both in our area and throughout the country. Disasters never have a convenient time to strike, so our SERVPRO of South Miami team must remain vigilantly prepared for threats that happen in our coastal communities and all over the State of Florida. We are part of a national-scale disaster relief team, the Large Loss Recovery Team, to help crises in other parts of the country, and that same level of dedication and commitment drives our local restoration services as well.

From plumbing breaches to natural disasters, water damage in Miami is a situation that our SERVPRO professionals must stay prepared to face. With ready trailers stocked with professional-grade products and cutting-edge equipment designed to address standing water, saturation quickly, and other threats that exist after a water loss incident, we have a prepared team for whatever situation exists. With years of experience combined with our accreditations with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and in advanced topics like Applied Structural Drying (ASD), we can give your property the attention it needs from the moment we arrive.

Much of the work that we do to restore Miami homes contending with widespread water damage is to focus on the extraction and drying that the property needs. For standing water concerns, we have a deep inventory of advanced equipment ranging from wet-vacs and portable pumps to shaft-driven truck-mounted options capable of very powerful removal. Drying is another crucial element, and this occurs most successfully when combined with continuous monitoring of the situation with discovery tools like thermal imagery and hygrometers.

With so many root causes of water damage that can affect homes and businesses throughout the Greater Miami area, no two loss incidents are the same. We give every property the same thorough inspection and assessment to draw up a specific restoration plan tailored to the building and its damage.

Our storm response team is one of the areas of great pride for our SERVPRO team. We know how quickly that storm damage in Miami can get out of control, and can continually worsen over hours. With your need for effective mitigation and restoration services, as well as many other properties throughout the region when severe weather events occur, you need a group capable of handling large loss incidents and a spread of affected properties simultaneously.

With a nationally recognized disaster relief team, we have spent many years building up our inventory of loss equipment and service vehicles in our Green Fleet to suit every significant emergency that could exist. From our 40’ RVs designed to provide temporary housing or a mobile command center for projects occurring out of our area, we can effectively address and manage complicated cleanup like the aftermath of hurricanes.

Our storm damage crew is also adamant about helping Miami homeowners and businesses throughout our area to develop Emergency READY Profile(S.) These ERP plans get you prepared for urgent action. These Plans, both residential and commercial, can consolidate an action plan to mitigate damages and interruptions. Request a no-obligation meeting.

As one of the leading mold remediation teams in the state of Florida, our SERVPRO professionals can effectively manage the mold damage in Miami properties. We know how fast these situations can get out of control, and that is why we have spent so much time and energy to develop a practical approach to contain the situation and work to carefully reduce the presence of mold colonization in a property once it gets discovered.

While our professionals can help to inspect and assess mold damage that might be present in a Miami home, many contact our team when they already know they need restoration services. We can utilize our leading equipment for tasks like containment and improving indoor air quality (IAQ.) With years of hands-on experience contending with humidity-driven mold growth in our coastal communities, our IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) can handle even severe microbial threats to properties.

We have approaches that suit the mold damage present, including soda blasting and antimicrobial sprays. Once the colonization has gotten removed from your Miami home, we can put our other areas of expertise to work in deodorization, cleaning, and restoration of the property to make these mold events “Like it never even happened.”

Having the right tools to handle fire damage in Miami properties is a large part of addressing the concerns that these disasters can leave behind. With even small flare-ups capable of producing multiple effects simultaneously, our SERVPRO professionals must stay prepared for any threat faced and tailor our response to the needs of your property to complete tasks efficiently and cost-effectively.

While our restoration services to contend with fire damage in area home and businesses rely on our trained technicians accredited through the IICRC in areas like Fire & Smoke Restoration and Odor Control, it also partly hinges on the equipment and devices used to restore a Miami home after the incident. We set ourselves apart from much of the competition in southern Florida by having 5-ton A/C units and trailer generators capable of providing long-term portable power.

Much of the restoration services that we can offer fire-damaged Miami homes hinges on our fast response to get mitigation processes started. With useful tools to improve IAQ concerns as well as products like chemical sponges and advanced cleaning agents to address soot and smoke residues, we can quickly improve the appearance and function of your damaged property. Our goal is to limit replacement needs by providing efficient recovery solutions for compromised installed construction materials.

Even with our national disaster relief response team, we want to be a name that area residents and businesses bring to mind when emergencies occur. We have the experienced personnel and equipment to help through any disaster. Let our SERVPRO of South Miami team help you to develop your own ERP Plan so that we are ready to help you without delay when disaster strikes. Give us a call anytime at (305) 269-8900.