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Fire Damage Remediation in Greenacres Happens Fast with SERVPRO

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

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How Do SERVPRO Techs Combat Odors During Fire Damage Restoration in Greenacres? 

Eliminating odors after fire damage to your Greenacres property is often a challenge for professional restorers like SERVPRO. As smoke odor particles are tiny, often microscopic, they can easily penetrate surfaces like drywall, wood, and fabrics. It causes the odor to linger on long after the fire is contained. 

SERVPRO understands that not all odor situations resulting from fire damage to Greenacres homes are alike and warrant different mitigation approaches. We have developed our deodorization strategies after carefully studying the science behind the permeation of odor molecules on various surfaces. Whether it is an actual odor caused by a real substance or an imaginary (psychological–phantosmia) odor stimulated by the given set of circumstances, SERVPRO technicians are always on top of things. We work hard to restore your property to a condition “Like it never even happened.”  

Basic Deodorization Steps 

Deodorization of a fire-damaged structure is especially complex as odor problems are unique and vary significantly from site to site. Although no single method can address all types of odor problems, SERVPRO technicians adhere to certain basic procedures in most cases. 

  • Removal of the odor source and the debris: SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians often remove the odor source rather than attempting to deodorize it after a fire damage incident. Hence, deodorization starts with the technicians removing burnt, charred material as quickly as possible. 
  • Cleaning the surfaces with odor-causing residues: Microscopic odor particles continue to generate odors after fire damage if the technicians don’t clean them quickly. SERVPRO technicians ensure that every surface or content exposed to the smoke residue gets cleaned to limit the odor problem. 
  • Recreating conditions that caused odor penetration: Odor particles can travel by convection currents created in the air by the heat of a fire incident. Sometimes, it is essential to recreate the conditions that led to the spread of the odor particles so that the deodorizer molecules can reach and effectively neutralize the odors. SERVPRO technicians often fog the areas with a mist of deodorizer to seek out the odor vapors that have penetrated porous surfaces. 
  • Sealing the surfaces that have been exposed to malodors: Although sealing is not required in most fire damage situations, SERVPRO technicians might use this technique if odor removal is too expensive or impractical. Painting drywall or sealing inaccessible duct surfaces in air handling systems are the two common situations that exemplify this technique.  

Type of Deodorants Commonly Used 

SERVPRO technicians have a battery of deodorants to combat odors in a fire-damaged structure. Most situations require more than one type of deodorizing action. However, the most common types of deodorants that SERVPRO technicians use in Greenacres homes include the following:

  • Masking agents: Rather than eliminating the fire and smoke odors, masking agents cover the malodors with a pleasant fragrance. SERVPRO technicians use these to combat imaginary odors. 
  • Pairing agents: Pairing agents combine with odor-causing molecules chemically, changing their chemical structure and rendering them odorless in the process.  
  • Adsorption agents: Chemicals like activated charcoal work by capturing the odor gasses from the air and holding them onto their surface.
  • Enzyme digesters: Enzymes are excellent in breaking down the structure of organic odor-causing molecules such as proteins to odorless products like CO2 and H2O. 
  • Oxidizers: Ozone generators work by oxidizing odor-causing molecules generated in a fire incident rendering them odorless.

SERVPRO technicians work tirelessly to ensure that your fire-damaged home is restored to the preloss condition as quickly as possible. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our technicians are always ready to answer any question you might have. Call SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach at (561) 532-2770.

You Need Professionals to Mitigate Water Damage in Greenacres

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Why do Greenacres Homeowners Trust SERVPRO with Water Damage Restoration? 

The water intrusion in residential buildings can be a traumatic event that can potentially disrupt lifestyle, creating stress and uncertainty. Professional restorers like SERVPRO can help you after a water damage incident to your Greenacres home by providing guidance and assistance to help you make the best decisions during these challenging times.  

SERVPRO is one of the few water damage restorers in Greenacres with a team certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our technicians adhere to the S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration recommended by the IICRC throughout the restoration process. Through a meticulously designed restoration plan, SERVPRO restorers ensure that your property is restored “Like it never even happened.”

What is Restorative Drying, and How is it Achieved? 

One of the most basic requirements of water damage restoration of your Greenacres home is to remove the water and dry the structure as quickly as possible. SERVPRO techs use a technique called restorative drying to achieve this goal. We work hard to restore water damaged contents and structural components rather than replacing them. The goal is to remove the water before it has a chance to cause irreparable damage.   

SERVPRO techs create a ‘drying goal’ to expedite and streamline the process of restorative drying. This goal is a set of conditions that the techs want to bring about in the water-damaged area of the building. Once the drying goal is reached, the environment is deemed 'dry.' Establishing a typical drying goal involves-

  • Taking moisture readings from dry, unaffected contents and structural components can serve as the 'dry standard.'
  • Taking moisture readings of affected structural components and contents and 
  • comparing them with the dry standard
  • The structure is deemed dry once the moisture content in the affected area matches the moisture content of the unaffected region.

In some instances, SERVPRO restorers even use normal equilibrium moisture content (EMC) to establish the drying goal. EMC is the moisture content of a material when it is dry in relation to the surrounding air in its environment. 

After establishing a drying goal, it is equally important to see if the restorative drying method being used is effective or not. Technicians continually monitor the moisture readings during the restoration process and compare the readings to see if the contents are drying. 

Equipment Used in Restorative Drying

SERVPRO techs use various equipment to speed up the restorative drying process. The basic principles of increasing the drying efficiency include:

  • Removing the excess moisture from the air 
  • Increasing the airflow across the wet materials 
  • Using heat to speed up evaporation

Techs use equipment called dehumidifiers to remove water vapor, lowering the humidity ratio of the air. The dehumidifiers are strategically placed in a water-damaged structure to replace the cold moisture-laden air with dry, warm air. We use several types of humidifiers, including conventional refrigerant dehumidifiers and desiccant dehumidifiers, in water restoration projects. 

Air movers increase airflow across wet materials, removing the layer of humid, cool air that slows the evaporation rate. The high-velocity airflow created by the air movers is introduced at the surface level, increasing the evaporation rate. SERVPRO techs use a strategic combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to create an optimal drying condition. 

With SERVPRO, you can always expect industry-leading quality and service. Irrespective of the size, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach at (561) 532-2770; we are available round the clock to answer your queries.

Mold Damage Repair by Pros Saves You Time and Money in Greenacres

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage on a white wall near a window At first sight of mold damage on your Greenacres property, call the experts at SERVPRO.

What Makes SERVPRO a Premier Mold Damage Restoration Company in Greenacres? 

Trying to handle mold damage in your Greenacres home on your own can turn it into a full-blown disaster. You need professionals like SERVPRO who have the necessary training, equipment, and experience to carry out mold cleanup safely and efficiently. 

SERVPRO techs exclusively use strategies and methods recommended by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to clean mold damage in your Greenacres home. Safety is one of the biggest concerns during mold mitigation, especially in residential properties. Airborne spores can spread to unaffected areas. Hence, the restorers must make efforts to minimize the aerosolization of the spores during the cleanup process. 

Containments During Mold Remediation

The most effective tool that professionals like SERVPRO have to ensure safety and increase the efficiency of the restoration process is containment. According to the IICRC S520 guidelines, containment is a significant part of any restorative work when mold is present. 

The IICRC guidelines recommend the following three types of containment during mold repair and cleanup in your Greenacre home: 

  • Source containment: The SERVPRO mold specialists use this approach when fungal growth is limited to small visible, controllable areas and don't suspect hidden mold. One of the simplest methods to carry out source containment is taping polyethylene sheeting or using a self-adhering plastic on a moldy surface before removing it. If visible growth is present on a piece of content, the techs wrap and bag the content in a 6-mil poly bag before disposal. 
  • Local ‘mini’ containment: If moderate levels of fungal growth are visible or suspected, SERVPRO techs use local containment. Techs build a structural enclosure to contain a work area and separate it from an unaffected area of the property. High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtered negative air machines (NAMs) are usually installed to create negative air pressure in relation to the surrounding areas. 
  • Full-scale containment: The IICRC recommends a full-scale containment only when significant and extensive contamination is present or suspected and can’t be controlled by source or local containment. SERVPRO techs establish critical barriers to separate entire sections of buildings

Restorers don't remove containment until demolition, cleanup, and the final inspection is complete. SERVPRO can work with Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEPs) to ensure post-remediation verification. 

Despite the sincerest attempt to contain mold growth, complete mold elimination is not possible as spores are integral parts of our indoor environment. However, a meticulously set up containment can significantly reduce the spread of the spores to unaffected areas and prevent a recurrence. Our goal is to have your home restored “Like it never even happened.”

Controlled Demolition and Surface Cleaning 

Controlled demolition is sometimes necessary during mold remediation, especially if the contamination is suspected in porous building materials like drywall, insulation, and ceiling tiles. As demolition can cause aerosolization of the spores, the SERVPRO techs take special precautions and employ dust suppression methods. 

Professional mold remediation is incomplete without applying appropriate biocides to prevent a recurrence. The IICRC suggests the use of biocides in conjunction with containment and cleaning. SERVPRO uses EPA-certified biocides and antimicrobials during the remediation process. 

SERVPRO techs ensure that if the contaminated material needs to be removed from the structure, they are removed in as large a section as possible. We use a heavy 6-mil poly bag to dispose of the contaminated items. 

SERVPRO is committed to helping Greenacres property owners during their time of need. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and just a phone call away. Call SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach at (561) 532-2770 with any questions.

Fire Restoration in a Greenacres Business Calls for Highly Skilled Technicians

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

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Business Owners in Greenacres Facing Fire Damage Can Call SERVPRO for Help

As a business owner in Greenacres, you may wonder what would happen if a fire breaks out and damages your inventory and locale. Preventive actions such as keeping your space in good repair and being mindful of any flammable threats are important, but so is knowing who to call when disaster strikes. Only a certified team of experts can bring the best in technology and equipment for the best chance at fully restoring your business while mitigating your loss.

Greenacres fire restoration in commercial settings is feasible thanks to SERVPRO and the array of fire damage remediation services we provide. Upon connecting with our 24/7 hotline, our team mobilizes quickly to arrive at your business and assess the situation. Thanks to our specialized training, we apply scientific principles to develop an action plan tailored to your needs and focused on minimizing the disruption to your daily operations.

Our commercial clients typically worry about the smell of fire left behind in their business, as it may be off-putting to customers and turn them away. At SERVPRO, we take a comprehensive approach to deodorization in commercial settings so we can neutralize and kill odor molecules as quickly as possible. Our fire restoration process includes discarding items beyond repair and leaving surfaces free of soot and ash. As we clean, we also use some of the following to attack smells directly-

At SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach, we focus on speed and efficacy, so you are back in business as soon as possible. Call us at (561) 559-4591 and let us do what we do best- working hard until your place looks and feels “Like it never even happened.”

Fixing Water Damage to Carpeting in a Greenacres Home

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is the Answer to Water Restoration Needs in Greenacre

When appliances leak or pipes burst in a Greenacres residence, homeowners have to act quickly and determine what can be saved and what poses a threat. Without knowing the full capacity of the water remediation industry, it may be hard to make decisions, and the process may be costly and prolonged. The alternative- calling a professional team- is reasonable and helps anticipate complications due to the water incident.

To control water damage in Greenacres, placing a well-timed call to SERVPRO can make all the difference. Our staff trains to provide the most efficient solutions to water damage and to help minimize your losses as much as possible. Thanks to our expertise, we can help you prevent pitfalls in water restoration so damages don’t escalate and become even more costly.

A successful water remediation process includes water extraction with equipment of varying power. It also requires drying all surfaces and restoring humidity levels to normal. There are, however, some areas that the average homeowner may ignore, allowing items such as carpeting and flooring to suffer the consequences. Some issues to pay close attention to include-

 We may use weighted wands on portable extractors or compress the carpet fiber to squeeze out most of the water. When there is less moisture, the evaporation phase moves more quickly, thus mitigating damage to the carpets.

  • Delamination of flooring materials. This may not be immediate, so homeowners may overlook it until too late. Our team knows to detect risk factors and act accordingly.
  • Wet subfloors also pose a risk. Techniques such as drying mats help extract water lying dormant under your flooring materials.
  • Drying speed is also essential. Delays in the restoration process allow issues like mold to take hold and cause long-term problems.

SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach is your one-stop resource when unwanted water attacks your home. Call us at (561) 559-4591 and trust us to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Can Homeowners Handle Mold Removal in Palm Springs?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

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For Mold Mitigation in Palm Springs, Call SERVPRO and Let the Professionals Take Care of It

Palm Springs homeowners are not strangers to mold. High humidity and heat contribute to mold growth, and its effects are common in the region. When mold makes itself known, there is plenty of advice to go around. Recommendations for cleaning solutions, upholstery treatments, and air purifiers abound, but only a professional team can handle all aspects of mold in your home. Before you attempt to fix the issue yourself, reach out to a reputable company for help.

In Palm Springs, leaving mold removal to our certified technicians at SERVPRO is a sound decision. Mold grows naturally and has its place in our ecosystem, but it can be a nuisance when it spreads inside your home. Even if you are not sure if mold colonies are growing in your closets and cupboards, reach out to our technicians and let us give you an expert opinion. A delay in action often only escalates the damage and increases your home’s vulnerability.

Understanding how mold grows helps keep it in check. Excess humidity and lack of air circulation can contribute to the proliferation of mold colonies. It tends to grow in tucked-away corners, where you don’t see it growing, including within walls and floors. SERVPRO experts professionally inspect your home with specialized equipment and make decisions based on evidence. Some of the evidence to look out for include:

· A musty smell

· Spots on your ceiling or walls that grow with time

· A greenish or blackish shadow on surfaces that comes back after wiping it down

When SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach visits your home, we develop a clear action plan based on the evidence. We have plenty of antifungal and antimicrobial products to remediate mold infestation. Give us a call at (561) 559-4591 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

The Need for Rapid Fire Damage Restoration in Palm Springs Properties

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration in Palm Spring Homes

 A fire can start in many ways, the most common being from cooking and electrical appliances. Responding quickly to the damage left can help salvage many of your belongings and save your home from further damage. Restoration experts should focus on how pervasive the damage is throughout your Palm Springs home and offer an actionable plan to restore your property to preloss conditions.

Cleaning upholstery and household equipment are some of the main tasks professionals tackle during fire damage restoration in a Palm Springs home. The smoke residues that cause the soiling have different properties. Some are dry and thus loosely attached to the materials, while others are wet and deeply embedded on surfaces. Wet soot can be an absolute nightmare to clean since most attempts lead to the residue being smeared everywhere.

Integrated services during the process

  • Debris clean up
  • Cleaning contents
  • Soot and odor removal

Quick restoration measures

Cleaning up after a fire entails removing debris, soot, and smoke from surfaces. Soot gets trapped in carpet fibers, etched into glasses, and collects on the covers of household equipment. Without proper restoration, your items could be permanently damaged. Also, if firefighters used water to quell the fire, residues set. Restoration can achieve by drying out and thoroughly cleaning the different surfaces, areas, and household equipment.

SERVPRO takes rapid measures like vacuuming the affected areas and covering your upholstery to prevent further damage. Our team uses powerful fans to move smoke away from the house, thus preventing it from settling on surfaces.

Ways that soot can impact your home

  • Staining
  • Corrosion
  • Smell

SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach uses expert techniques during fire damage restoration to recover any damaged belongings and your walls, floors, and carpets. Call us at (561) 559-5636. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Effects of Flood Damage on Greenacres Homes

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Repair in Greenacres Homes

Natural catastrophes such as flooding and hurricanes ruin homes with different severity scales. Many homeowners feel helpless, particularly if the floor is still underwater. Even though the situation appears bleak, in most cases, there is a high chance of recovering your Greenacres home from flood damage quickly.

Flood damage experts in Greenacres ought to understand the negative effects of floods and should be well equipped to manage any repair and cleanup needed after a flood. Additionally, professionals help prevent mold that homes are vulnerable to after episodes of excessive moisture. SERVPRO responds rapidly to minimize the impact of the loss.

Immediate steps to take after a flood

  • Switch off electricity
  • Close the main water inlet valve
  • Move items to higher levels

How floodwaters affect a home

Contamination of the clean water system in a house is possible; closing the water inlet valve helps. Floods might also leave water in some parts of your home's electrical wiring system, primarily affecting electrical outlets and switches. As such, switching off the mains is advisable to avoid shorts.

Floodwaters cause physical damage to structural areas. For instance, the framing can swell from exposure to moisture. Indirect damage also occurs, like when mold attacks drywall causing staining and loss of structural integrity. Such areas should be dried and cleaned after floodwaters have receded. SERVPRO crews restore wet drywall or paneling while focusing on the cleaning or disposal of the other contents of your home. Different situations call for a flexible execution to preserve as much as possible.

Other possible effects of flooding

  • Damage to septic and drainage systems
  • Appliance damage
  • Stored food turning toxic
  • Foundation cracks and severe floor or roof damage

SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach ensures a speedy flood damage resolution, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (561) 559-5636.

Water Damage Restoration for Greenacres Properties

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

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How Can SERVPRO Help After Water Damage?

Water damage is never an event a Greenacres homeowner expects to happen to their property. However, this is the most common call-out we receive. Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, we mitigate the damage to the contents and structure. A rapid response by a local restoration company is the answer for our neighbors.

SERVPRO offers a full suite of services with the goal of getting your space clean, dry, and restored as quickly as possible. A water heater leaked resulting in water damage in a Greenacres home. The water soaked the utility closet and the adjoining carpeted hallway and bathroom. Our WRT water damage restoration technicians arrived soon after the call, inspected and scoped the standing water, and followed standard procedures for water removal.

Equipment Setup for Water Removal and Drying

  • Portable extractors with special wands for carpets and tile surfaces
  • Position air movers to enhance the evaporation rate
  • Set up LGR (low-grain refrigerant) dehumidifiers to capture the water vapor

The following morning, we returned and monitored the drying for several more hours using moistures meters and infrared camera imagery. Once we achieved the desired moisture content of about 11%, the affected rooms were now restored and ready for the day’s planned birthday party. Our technicians sprayed an anti-fungal deodorizer to reduce the likelihood of mold and eliminate odor.

We understand that a speedy response can mitigate the damage to the belongings and furnishings of our customers. We strive to preserve and restore water damaged assemblies and structural materials rather than expose our clients to costly bills and unnecessary demolition and build-backs. Our goal is to make the home appear “Like it never even happened.”

Trust SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach to restore your water damaged home to its preloss condition. We can help 24/7 by calling (561) 559-8997.

Commercial Water Restoration in Palm Springs Calls for Expertise

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Well Equipped to Conduct Commercial Water Restoration in Palm Springs

Water damage can force you to close your office building for a certain period. It can also cause extensive damage to the building and deeply compromise its contents if unattended.

To avoid the devastation, SERVPRO has well-trained technicians ready to perform commercial water restoration on your Palm Springs property. After water damage, your tenants can suffer substantial losses to furniture, equipment, records, and loss of revenue because of downtime in operations. Any of these can affect your finances. Our crew can perform water damage repair quickly. Our process varies, but its basic structure is:

  • · Inspection and assessment
  • · Water extraction
  • · Drying and dehumidification
  • · Cleaning and disinfection
  • · Repair and restoration

Inspection and Assessment

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO team can inspect your commercial property to determine its safety and then carry out a full assessment to gauge the extent of the damage.

Water extraction

We can use extraction units to remove the stagnant water from the floor of your building. If there is water on glue-down carpeting, we can remove it using carpet wands. This helps to stop the spread of the destruction while making it easier to move the contents to a safer place.

Drying and dehumidification

Our SERVPRO team can use structural cavity drying equipment to direct airflow into wall cavities. The equipment replaces moist, cool air with dry, warmer air, which increases the temperature of the surfaces and lowers the vapor pressure. This increases the evaporation rate. We can also use refrigerant dehumidifiers to eliminate water vapor from the air inside the building.

Cleaning and disinfection

We can use industrial cleaners to clean all the affected items and parts of the building, followed by the application of fungicides to kill mold or prevent more growth. We can use antimicrobial products to kill microorganisms.

Repair and restoration

Our SERVPRO restorers can help you to repair damaged building materials.

SERVPRO of Central Palm Beach is fully equipped to restore commercial buildings after water damage to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contact us any time at (561) 559-9288.