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If Water Has Damaged Your Practice Facility In Miami Call Our Experts

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial If Water Has Damaged Your Practice Facility In Miami Call Our Experts With water damage to your Miami high school indoor practice facility, much of the investment stands at risk of becoming unsalvageable.

Restoring Miami High School Practice Facility With Water Damages

Between our Dolphins or our Hurricanes, football in Miami is a big ordeal. Even down into the high school levels, practice facilities see action throughout the year training the upcoming greats to play on Saturdays and Sundays in the years to come. Damages to these facilities can compromise a school’s ability to ready players for the roles they have on the field, and so fast action is necessary to resolve water loss incidents immediately.

With water damage to your Miami high school indoor practice facility, much of the investment stands at risk of becoming unsalvageable. From leaks in the structure itself to plumbing concerns, water loss incidents can be costly for the school and must get addressed as promptly as possible to avoid unnecessary demolition and reconstruction when extraction and drying would have sufficed.

The flooring throughout some of the areas of your facility might be tailored to simulate turf players could experience in the games to come but might also be padding for comfort and sure footing. Either of these materials can get adversely affected by absorbing the present water throughout the affected area and without the attention of fast response technicians like our SERVPRO team, ultimately end up requiring replacement.

Our rapid response team can arrive quickly to both assess the full scope of the damage to the facility and to get to work on extraction and drying efforts. The more thorough that our SERVPRO professionals can be with these steps, the less restorative actions that have to follow. A combination of our air movers and dehumidifiers can help to vaporize moisture trapped in affected materials and extract it from the air.

When your sports facility is at risk for damages from water, you need a team of professionals that can arrive quickly and ensure that the job gets done correctly. Inadequate cleaning can allow persistent moisture to welcome mold growth into the building, which can be a hazard to both the property and those that use it. Give our SERVPRO of South Miami water restoration technicians a call today at (305) 269-8900.

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Kendall Furniture Water Loss--Found by SERVPRO

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Kendall Furniture Water Loss--Found by SERVPRO Don't Hang Your Furniture in Kendall to Save It from Water Damage--Call SERVPRO

Factors to Consider When Restoring Water Damaged Upholstery in Kendall  

Water damage restoration services are meant to address problems that result from an unfortunate water event. There are several ways in which moisture affects your items, and the restoration process is meant to come up with appropriate solutions. We are going to look at the kind of damage the moisture leaves on wood furniture and upholstery, and the various techniques we use to address such challenges in Kendall.

When the wooden furniture in your Kendall home is exposed to water damage, spots can appear, joints may weaken, swell, or crack. It is possible to use specialized wood care procedures to remove the water spots and repair some levels of damage. Our SERVPRO technicians can compare the cost of repair and replacement and recommend the best option. Warping is a common occurrence when particleboard furniture gets exposed to water. The warp appears when the non-laminated area absorbs water, and the laminated part resists the moisture.
 
The wood framing of your upholstery can also swell and crack. If that happens, its joints weaken since the glue may lose its adhesive properties, which means additional damage occurs. Also, part of the upholstery's fabrics may become wet and lead to the development of water spots. When attending to such situations, our SERVPRO technicians may decide to wet the entire furniture to prevent water lines from forming.
 
Though it is hard to guarantee complete spot removal, there are technical aspects that our SERVPRO technicians consider when working on your property. Before we decide to use any spot removal procedure, we start by pretesting to ensure the safety of the fabric is assured and avoid challenges like color bleeding. We also have to determine whether we are removing an oil-based stain or a water-based stain before we select the stain removal procedure.
 
SERVPRO of South Miami is a certified and licensed cleaning and restoration company that uses industry proven-procedures to offer working solutions. Call (305) 269-8900 when you need residential or commercial services at any time of the day.

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Do You Need Flood Insurance for Your Miami Home?

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Do You Need Flood Insurance for Your Miami Home? Storms happen in Miami. Verify your flood insurance coverage and call SERVPRO when unwanted water enters your home.

Staying On Top of Insurance for Flood Damage in Miami

In many parts of the country, including Miami, flood damage is one of the leading causes of financial hardship among homeowners. The key to overcoming financial trouble after a storm is first to have a robust insurance policy, but even those with homeowners’ insurance may not have the coverage they need to weather the storm. To control their monthly costs, many people opt out of or do not purchase flood insurance, but this can be a crucial misstep.

How Likely is a Flood?

In the Miami area, flood damage is more common than elsewhere in the nation thanks to our frequent yearly and seasonal storms. Whether or not your home sustains flood damage in a hurricane depends on the size of the storm, its direction of travel, and where your home is positioned relative to other buildings in the neighborhood. If your property lies at the end of a street or a slightly lower elevation than the surrounding area, you may be at high risk of flood damage. However, in the event of a catastrophic storm, the entire town could be flooded at once.

What Insurance Covers Flood Damage?

Home insurance covers some aspects of flood damage, such as damage from collapsed chimneys and high winds, but water removal and restoration work may require a special flood damage policy to pay off. What is and is not covered by your insurance may vary depending on your provider and contract, so be sure to get in touch with an insurance representative to learn where your coverage may be lacking.

Is it Worth the Cost?

Flood damage can cost thousands to repair, even with efficient and cost-saving professionals like SERVPRO working on the case. Floods with safety hazards may incur extra costs, as well. A slight extra premium each month can save you from footing a substantial bill the next time a hurricane comes around.

SERVPRO of South Miami is there to help should a storm ever cause significant damage to your home. For any questions or our professional services, call us at (305) 269-8900.

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Are You Embarrassed By the Water Damage Due to Leaky Pipes in Your Kendall Factory? Here's What To Do

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are You Embarrassed By the Water Damage Due to Leaky Pipes in Your Kendall Factory? Here's What To Do When leaky pipes cause damage in your factory, contact SERVPRO to get you back up and running.

Commercial Water Damage caused by Leaky Pipes in Kendall Factories


Kendall factory managers must meet several regulations regarding workplace safety and other environmental conditions to keep their plants open and running smoothly. These regulations are in place o control the number of risks to the health and safety of workers. They can also help keep factories stay in good shape structurally, as well.

Manufacturing plants in Kendall with commercial water damage can suffer other problems besides those involving human resources. The machinery needed for injection molding, printing, and other tasks in the fulfillment of customer orders can rust internally when humidity stays elevated for too long. When stations run less efficiently, production suffers. SERVPRO can help you locate problem areas in your factory involving leaks and other intrusive water and work with you to resolve the situation, bringing your employees and machinery back to their full potential again.

When your manufacturing processes require water, lines feeding equipment can exist throughout your buildings. Anywhere these lines exist, water can leak from either loosened joints, faulty valves, or split tubing. Repairing these might require a licensed plumber, and we partner with several in the area who can assist in the mitigation's primary step. Getting leaks resolved allows us to get started with restoring normal humidity and cleaning up any areas with signs of water damage.

After clearing away damaged materials, we set up machinery to remove any remaining moisture and excess microbes from the air. Air movers often become useful during this stage as they help push air towards desiccant machines and air scrubbers. Restoring air quality quickly can help maintain a low population of destructive microbes that would otherwise lie dormant until a future time. Moisture activates these microbes and causes them to begin actively growing.

A lower humidity level also makes temperatures feel closer to reality. Damp conditions can increase sick days as can increased humidity in warmer environments. Feeling sleepy because of higher temperatures combined with increased water vapor can lead to increased accidents.

SERVPRO of South Miami can help get your factory back to great shape by resolving issues involving water damage. Call us at (305) 269-8900 for assistance with your factory in Sweetwater, Dadeland, or Key Biscayne.

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After Hurricane Florence, SERVPRO of South Miami responded quickly to the USS North Carolina Battleship Welcome Center.

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After Hurricane Florence, SERVPRO of South Miami responded quickly to the USS North Carolina Battleship Welcome Center. SERVPRO crew arriving at Dram Tree Boat Launch in Wilmington, NC, on September 18th. Photo courtesy of Miles Early

Experienced Commercial Storm Damage Restoration Team Arrives By Boat

The devastating winds of Hurricane Florence impacted the North Carolina coastline after days of anticipation. Hurricane Florence turned Wilmington, N.C., from a peninsula into an island. The city of Wilmington opened distribution centers for food and water shortly after the historic floods from the mighty Hurricane Florence.

The USS North Carolina Battleship Welcome Center suffered catastrophic damage to over 60% of the roof and exposed the interior spaces to torrential rains throughout the majority of the storm. The Chairman of the Battleship Commission (Mr. Chris Boney) contacted SERVPRO executives as soon as he became aware of the roof damage to the visitor center. SERVPRO immediately mobilized a team from South Florida lead by Miles Early (franchise owner) and Robby Buys (project manager) to quickly assess the situation and get crews and dehumidification equipment onsite to limit damages.

Our SERVPRO team made it as far north as Bolivia, NC, when flooded and impassible roads stopped us. Fully aware of the importance of the Battleship Memorial to the people of North Carolina, the team made the decision not to wait for roads to open, but rather to hire a charter boat and obtain Coast Guard approval to travel 30 miles up the Cape Fear River from Southport.

On September 18th, the SERVPRO of South Miami crew arrived at a public boat ramp adjacent to the Battleship with enough equipment and people to begin vital remediation efforts. Battleship staff transported the team and their equipment to the ship. SERVPRO’s quick and determined response to the Battleship, along with the valiant efforts of the Battleship Maintenance Staff, saved tens of thousands of dollars in damages and enabled the Battleship to recover from a devastating hurricane quickly.

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Heavy rain, wind damage, and flooding can cause substantial damage in just a few minutes. SERVPRO of South Miami has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large commercial water or storm damage emergencies. Our team can respond quickly to manage the restoration project through to its completion.

The Benefits Of Hiring The Best Mold Damage Remediation Team In Kendall

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Benefits Of Hiring The Best Mold Damage Remediation Team In Kendall Mold spores exist naturally in all of the environments that we live in from our vehicles to our living rooms on a microscopic level.

Mold Prevention And Inspection In Your Kendall Residence

Working to preserve and protect your Kendall residence is a responsibility that many homeowners in the area take to heart. Learning how to avoid and prevent certain damaging circumstances can help a family to limit extraneous costs from restoration or remediation work that lasts much longer than it should have. In an instance of mold growth in your home, being able to work actively to prevent the occurrence or to spot the warning signs of colonization can save you time and money in the long run.

While you might find yourself surprised by the idea of mold damage in your Kendall home, this occurrence happens more often than you may believe. The conditions required for mold growth are not challenging to produce with the right set of circumstances, so educating yourself first on how the organism grows and thrives is critical to preventing it. This awareness can make the jobs of our SERVPRO remediation technicians easier to manage and accomplish when we get to work on removing a present colony.

One of the first things that you need to understand is how mold develops. Mold spores exist naturally in all of the environments that we live in from our vehicles to our living rooms on a microscopic level. When these spores come into contact with persistent moisture and warmth (temperatures at/or exceeding 65 degrees), they begin to colonize. The entire process takes upwards of three days, so addressing the moisture you discover can prevent the mold colony from ever seating onto a surface.

The trouble is, sometimes mold growth occurs in areas where you do not frequently go such as a crawlspace beneath your first floor. Regular inspections can help you identify mold colonization before the growth has gotten out of control. In its earliest stages, colonies show up as spots along organic materials and surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians can also perform this thorough inspection of your home to identify active colonies or potentially problematic conditions that could allow it.

The discovery of mold growth in your home can feel overwhelming to contend with, but our SERVPRO of South Miami remediation specialists can help. Our emergency response team can help you to remove a colony and restore the damage that it might have caused. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (305) 269-8900.

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SERVPRO of South Miami Responds to Hurricane Florence Damage in North Carolina

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of South Miami Responds to Hurricane Florence Damage in North Carolina SERVPRO of South Miami assists with the cleanup and recovery of the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Welcome Center after Hurricane Florence.

U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Welcome Center Damaged by Hurricane Florence. SERVPRO is here to help!

With Hurricane Florence dissipated, North Carolina struggles to recover from the immense damage that the severe weather caused. With record-breaking flooding throughout coastal communities, families and businesses have become displaced and in dire need of professional restoration practices to bring their properties back to their preloss conditions.

One of the locations that suffered considerable damage in coastal North Carolina was the welcome center for the U.S.S. North Carolina battleship. This 13,000 square foot structure suffered significant roof damage, which allowed the runoff and torrential rainfall from Hurricane Florence to enter the building and flood it entirely. Our professionals had to act quickly to preserve what structural components they could and to lessen the possibilities of secondary effects like mold growth.

Our SERVPRO franchise has always sought to help those when they need it most, and that reach extends through our National Recovery team. This select group of our experienced technicians helps to provide our expertise and equipment to disasters that far exceed the limitations of the local restoration companies serving that community or region. Our commitment to providing help to this ravaged area could not even wait for the flood waters to subside, and our team rented a boat to bring our equipment and personnel to the U.S.S. North Carolina Welcome Center structure.

From extraction techniques to drying the damage that the building experienced throughout the flooding, our SERVPRO of South Miami technicians still work to bring this building back to its former glory. Much like our team that still works to bring hope and restoration to a recovering North Carolina, our technicians are always ready to help you through whatever disaster you or your property might have to face. Give us a call anytime that you need our experienced professionals at (305) 269-8900.

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Avoid Water Damage From a Hurricane in South Miami

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Avoid Water Damage From a Hurricane in South Miami SERVPRO technicians are ready and equipped to restore water damage from a hurricane.

Water Cleanup Eliminates Heavy Rain from Your Miami Residence

Hurricane season is upon us here in Miami and preparing for the worst might seem like a yearly habit. September is National Preparedness Month, and we want everyone to learn new ways to protect themselves. Improving methods you already use to protect your property can also decrease the damage you experience. 

The lack of a hurricane does not mean you your home will never need water cleanup services in Miami. A hurricane might hit south or north of us and still create periods of heavy rain in our area. When this rain invades your home because strong winds push it into windows or entryways, or a damaged section of roof no longer shelters your home, you need to get that water out of your home as quickly as possible. Water can harm materials, and it gives mold and mildew the start they need to begin growing.

Preventing all disasters is not feasible, but preparing for situations that might cause damage can help minimize the costs associated with repair and restoration work. It can also help save items with sentimental value from irreplaceable loss. Water cleanup helps you restore your home and its belongings after the event occurs by extracting water and moisture and re-establishing dry conditions. Removing any soiling caused by particles swept up by the rainwater also helps immensely in getting things back “Like it never even happened.”

First, we determine the pumping equipment size based on the amount of water in your home upon our arrival.  If your home is without electricity, we can still start working because we also carry a power system for such situations. Getting all the visible water out eliminates breeding grounds for countless bacteria and other microbes and gives us better visibility of the situation. Cloudiness of water covering your floors can also hide possible dangers, and we want to reveal these hazards so we can more safely remove them.

We consider rainwater relatively clean and promptly removing it can increase the possibility of restoring any drenched carpets. We remove as much water as possible and then, in many cases elevate the carpet so we can direct airflow both below and above, entirely airing it out. When we do this, the evaporation of the moisture in the carpet dramatically increases the humidity in the air. Dehumidifiers used in the area extract the moisture and help us keep our progress on schedule.

SERVPRO of South Miami is ready to help you by being Faster To Any Size Disaster in Dadeland, Coral Terrace, and Kendall. When a disaster means you need water cleanup services, call us at (305) 269-8900, so we can make things right again for you. 

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Grilling Ribs and Steaks in Miami Gardens? Invite SERVPRO to Cleanup Any Mishaps with Fire Loss

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Grilling Ribs and Steaks in Miami Gardens? Invite SERVPRO to Cleanup Any Mishaps with Fire Loss Miami Gardens Grilling Flare-Up? Call SERVPRO to Cleanup the Mess

Fire Damage Technicians Out of Miami Gardens Discuss Problems with Barbecues

During this time of year in Miami Gardens, many people enjoy barbecuing on the grill outside. Many do not realize it, but outdoor barbecues are very often a source of fire damage. At any time, the wind can pick up and send a chunk of charcoal flying toward your house. Since it is estimated that 75% of American families own an outdoor grill the risk is one that everyone should take seriously. Every year around 600 structures experience fire damage as a result of outdoor cooking, which is almost two every day.
 
According to the statistics, the summer months are when most grill-caused burns take place. In Southern Florida, barbequing is a year-round event. One minute you can be grilling a steak outside in Miami Gardens, then fire damage can suddenly occur. Most of the cases of structure fires started by barbecues happen when people use charcoal or other solid fuels. However, when propane or gas grills leak, they can also set components and fixtures ablaze.
 
Once a flaming hot piece of charcoal gets close to fuel outside your home or your house itself, the cooking fuel can start a fire that can burn just a part or all of your building. Once the fire gets extinguished, and everyone is safe it is time to call in SERVPRO's experts to assess the situation. Initially, our estimators go in and inspect your entire property for problems. We come to your place equipped with a testing kit that helps us determine whether we can restore things inside your house or not. Once we have inspected everything that got affected, our SERVPRO estimators write up a preliminary estimate for you and your insurance adjuster. Often, all it takes is a spot-inspection to identify the problem areas and start a cleanup and recovery service.
 
Even if the fire did not burn into your house very far, smoke could still be a problem. Smoke consists of partially combusted particles that solidify when they come into contact with cooler surfaces. Once smoke hits a surface, it can penetrate into the item causing burnt odors to exist and coat the surface of the object with soot residue.
 
If you ever have an accident while barbecuing like 600 other Americans every day do, call SERVPRO of South Miami at (786) 610-5955 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Procedures to Deal with Mold Damage in Your Miami Home

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Procedures to Deal with Mold Damage in Your Miami Home Miami Condo Mold Remediation Done Right by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Various Techniques and Methods for Mold Remediation

Mold damage can be quite significant to both your property and health when action is not taken immediately. Mold leads to the decomposition of organic materials in your home, and the damage is severe when left for a long time. Miami is one of the areas that faces such incidents, and you should know how to deal with these issues.

The first step in dealing with mold damage in Miami is to establish containment. You should contain the mold contamination to ensure it does not spread, but how? Our SERVPRO technicians always ensure that the unaffected areas of your home are protected from the spread of the molds by installing plastic sheeting, establishing negative air pressure in contaminated areas, and sealing HVAC vents. It is vital not to introduce airflow to an uncontained area to avoid spreading the contamination to other areas.
 
The mold needs to be removed from the contaminated areas and the method used does depend on the type of surface the mold is consuming. The SERVPRO experts clean nonporous materials that are damaged by molds in your home and help to restore them by HEPA vacuuming if the surface is dry or by wiping with a detergent solution if the mold is in a layer of soil. Porous materials such as carpeting and fabrics that have visible mold growth typically need to be removed and discarded. But there are instances of salvaging soft materials and fabrics. In long-duration exposures, we may have to remove wood materials that have been weakened by rot.
 
We need to dry all the materials in your home that had been affected by the mold using air movers, and this step requires much expertise. Your home needs to be dried to its normal moisture content levels to ensure no more mold growth in the future in the treated areas. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have years of experience dealing with mold and the necessary tools required.
 
SERVPRO of South Miami is a locally owned franchise ready and able to assist you with all your mold damage needs. We have skilled technicians with a range of equipment. Call us at (786) 504-1595 and learn your options.

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