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Benefits for Boynton Beach Mold Damage Remediation

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Warehouse with green SERVPRO equipment on orange shelves Finding mold on the walls of your Boynton Beach home can be stressful. Call us at SERVPRO to quickly come out and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Mold Cleanup Techniques Can Help Boynton Beach Homeowners Lessen Loss

When Boynton Beach homeowners discover a mold infestation in their home, it is not unusual to find out they jumped on the Internet and looked up various DIY methods for handling the situation. The mold usually benefits most from this action because those home remedy methods for mold growth typically have little to no effect. A common myth is bleach and water can end the problem. Regarding this often-suggested solution, nothing could be further from the truth; not only can bleach ruin surfaces, but it also will not eradicate the issue, which is usually linked to a leak or other moisture issue within the structure. 

SERVPRO technicians know that mold spores occur naturally inside and outside Boynton Beach properties. Mold damage occurs when these spores encounter ideal humidity levels and germinate on a surface. Once active, the issue can spread rapidly throughout the home, including the ductwork. Using a professional restoration service company ensures that the spore populations within the property get reduced to safe levels that are harmless due to low interior humidity levels. 

Does Mold Damage Remediation Clean Existing Colonies?

When a homeowner sees mold growing on a wall, there is often a much larger problem lurking behind the scenes. SERVPRO technicians have comprehensive training to do more than simply clean visible mold colonies. The techs also:

  • Have heavy mold mitigation training 
  • Use of EPA-registered solutions for surface cleaning
  • Containment procedures to inhibit cross-contamination 

Typical Ways Mold Damage Impacts Residential Properties

When spores settle within a property, the germination does not usually occur until the right conditions are in place. This means the spores need poor ventilation, elevated humidity levels over 50% on a near-constant level, and preferred warm temps. Likely places to see early signs of a mold infestation are:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Drywall is a favorite snack because of its paperboard surfaces
  • Subfloors and untreated plywood behind shower enclosures

Signs of Mold Damage

When homeowners notice a damp area in a room or a constant musty odor that never diminishes, the presence of mold damage should be considered. Microbes can grow and thrive on wood and concrete and can cause deterioration to structural elements if not neutralized through professional remediation. 

SERVPRO Performs Mold Remediation Using Advanced Applications

Among the technicians' various tools and equipment is a host of professional EPA-registered cleaning agents specifically formulated to handle microbes and bacteria. The techs handle mold remediation according to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) protocols. There are multiple ways to apply the various biocide and antimicrobial solutions, ranging from spraying, fogging, or manual application with clothes or laser targeting areas with mold using syringes filled with cleaner. 

Will the Mold Return?

SERVPRO technicians take steps during the professional mold damage remediation service to inhibit the return of the problem for the homeowner. Mold growth within an area of a home is almost always indicative of a more significant issue within the structure sustaining the colony. The technicians can diagnose the cause of the mold infestation and show the homeowner the steps or repairs necessary to eliminate the conditions assisting the mold as it spreads and thrives within the structure. 

Boynton Beach residents trust SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 861-2537 for all their mold damage remediation needs. The techs arrive quickly and do a thorough job turning around a home through cleanup and restoration services.

Boynton Beach Homes Benefit from Water Restoration

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO equipment sitting in a water damaged room with white walls. Regardless of the source of the water damage you are facing, calling SERVPRO is an excellent choice for property owners in Boynton Beach.

SERVPRO Techs Perform Water Repair in Boynton Beach Homes

A Boynton Beach crawlspace in need of water removal often needs extra assistance with trapped moisture, sometimes mold growth and frequently foul odors. It is also crucial to determine the reason for the issue. Common reasons for a wet crawlspace include: 

  • Poor drainage outside the home
  • Inadequate ventilation within the property
  • Water cleanup and drying needed due to leaks

SERVPRO handles water damage in a Boynton Beach crawlspace; the technicians diagnose the reason or multiple factors causing the moisture buildup and offer a solution. The first thing for a wet crawlspace is to complete the water removal and dry the space. Crawlspaces have limited space for working within, so in cases where the portable pumps are not a good fit, the techs utilize the power of their vehicle-mounted water extraction equipment. Other needed equipment for handling crawlspace water damage includes:

  • Air scrubbers to remove any airborne particulate and dust
  • Tools for cleaning mud and dirt from walls
  • Drying equipment to dry the space

SERVPRO Ensures Work Is Up To Code

Drying and repairing a crawlspace with water damage should never be a DIY project for a homeowner. There are strict regulations for what can be within this home area. Extension cords for electrical power, garden hoses used for water supply, and ventilation requirements must be met when working this area of the residence. Under the current U.S. HUD and FHA standards need ventilation openings of one square foot for every 150 square feet of space. SERVPRO technicians keep up with the latest municipal codes to ensure every action taken during the water restoration service is within the scope of current regulations for properties. 

How Does Encapsulation Work?

The techs handle the interior drying using extraction equipment for the water cleanup as needed. Then SERVPRO techs set up drying tools such as air movers and dehumidification units as the area needs to be under 40% humidity before the encapsulation process begins. The technicians take careful measurements to ensure the space attained drying goals before putting up thick sheets of polyethylene plastic that overlap to avoid any gaps. The result of this action is a crawlspace with an airtight vapor barrier that prevents moisture from affecting the subfloor area. In some cases, the techs may recommend a dehumidification unit to address excess humidity when ventilation issues cannot be otherwise fixed. The addition of a sump pump can assist in spaces in flood zones. Mold damage may also be a part of the overall problem. The techs inspect their work to ensure that the completed job inhibits water from entering the crawlspace from the outside. If there is a humidity elevation within, the dehumidifiers or other equipment can handle it. 

Typical Crawlspace Issues Post-Water Damage

There are several problems that water damage can cause typically. Wet, falling insulation can get collected using unique vacuum bags, and if it is fiberglass, it can be dried and reused in some cases. Other types of insulation are not compatible with cleaning, drying, and reuse. Exposure to constant moisture can result in the need to fix or replace rotting subfloors or joists. 

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 861-2537 supports the local Boynton Beach area with professional water damage services. The certified technicians are available around the clock for all types of water cleanup issues.

Some Common Boynton Beach Fire Damage Issues

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee driving a forklift moving wooden crates Dealing with the aftermath of a fire and subsequent fire damage in Boynton Beach can be pretty tricky. Let SERVPRO help! Call right away.

Boynton Beach Residents Trust SERVPRO For House Fire Cleanup

While fire and smoke damage to a Boynton Beach home cannot be described the same every single time, several commonalities among fires enable SERVPRO techs to handle the restoration efficiently. After a fire, it is not safe for property owners to manage the cleanup tasks independently. Many challenges are common to most fires, such as:

  • Smoke damage throughout the affected area
  • Water damage from first responders
  • Strong fire odors
  • Damaged walls, floors, and ceilings requiring controlled demo actions

SERVPRO technicians have training as IICRC-Certified professionals for handling all aspects of Boynton Beach fire damage restoration. Even a small fire can spread airborne soot and smoke throughout the residential property, affecting the ductwork. The specific training of the techs allows them to:

  • Target ruined building materials
  • Clean home contents for reuse 
  • Remove fire odors from the property

Is It Possible to Cause More Damage Self-Cleaning Smoke?

When SERVPRO technicians arrive at a property for a fire restoration service, it is not uncommon to find that the homeowners attempted some level of cleanup on their own. This scenario is particularly common after a small kitchen fire, a type of fire damage that carries a heavy, pungent odor due to the vaporized protein residues that spread throughout the area. 

When well-meaning homeowners apply liquid cleaners to various smoke damage, it can permanently damage the surface. With the FSRT (Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician) training that the technicians undergo, they have the knowledge and tools to handle all aspects of fire damage successfully. This know-how means they can determine the residue types left behind by the fire and ensure that the countertop, wall, or other areas of the property are not damaged by the cleaning application method used. 

Will There Be a Pack-Out During Every Fire Restoration Service?

SERVPRO techs utilize their pack-out service as needed, but it is unnecessary for every fire damage restoration job. This action is beneficial when items within the property are either without fire damage or have smoke damage that would be responsive to various cleaning applications. Typical fire damage removal methods for contents include immersive and abrasive cleaning solutions and soda or ice blasting equipment for stuck-on residues on studs. 

Fire Odor Removal is Crucial

It does not matter if a house gets cleaned from the visible signs of fire damage if it still smells like smoke. The technicians have extensive training in removing fire odors within a home. Washable fabric items are not an automatic loss as specialized equipment can clean and sterilize the articles in a single cycle. This action can save homeowners money by replacing clothing, household items, and bedding. The air quality gets addressed during the entire fire restoration service by using equipment such as air scrubbers or creating negative air ducts to port air filled with particulates off-site continuously. 

Ductwork Cleaning 

The hot air that expands during a fire can push soot-laden air into the ductwork. In cases where the HVAC is turned on after a fire, it can rapidly spread fire odors through the home. SERVPRO technicians can offer homeowners duct cleaning as part of the fire restoration service when necessary. 

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at  (561) 861-2537 supports the local Boynton Beach area with professional fire damage restoration. The techs have years of fire cleanup experience to make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

Water Removal In Your Boynton Beach Home

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling that is drooping from all of the water above it When the spots on your ceiling escalate into a full fledged water leak, team SERVPRO can help. Our technicians will start at the root of the problem.

Boynton Beach Bathroom Creates Water Removal Need in Home

Homeowners in a local property noticed a small dark spot on the ceiling of their home one evening, not realizing they were looking at the beginning of water damage. They decided to wait until morning to look at it.

The following morning, the wet spot on their ceiling had become a full-fledged need for water removal in their Boynton Beach home. They found the source was an upstairs bathroom leaking under the cabinet, and the water came through the ceiling downstairs.

Confirming Where the Water Went

The use of moisture detection equipment lets the techs confirm the areas of water migration. This attention to detail eliminates the guesswork for where the water seeped into the subfloor, and only a limited amount of tile needed removal in the bathroom to dry the subfloor.

Water Extraction

SERVPRO technicians have different types of water removal equipment to ensure they can handle wide-scale loss situations or tight quarters. In the case of a household, portable pumps are convenient to take into small spaces such as under the bathroom sink after removing the toe kick on the cabinet. Hence, the extractor wands fit underneath for speedy removal of the moisture.

Handling Ceiling Removal

Unfortunately, when sheetrock gets wet, the interior core does not have restoration potential as it tends to buckle or sag and requires removal. SERVPRO technicians cleanly cut it away and open up the ceiling area for drying.

Drying Above and Below

The use of specialized drying equipment helps with the removal of any remaining embedded moisture upstairs, downstairs, and in the floor joists between floors. The technicians deploy air movers downstairs aimed upwards at the opened ceiling, and drying mats upstairs to force air into the subfloor.

Monitoring the Drying

Before beginning the drying process, SERVPRO techs take air measurements in other areas of the home to set drying goals. This ensures the water loss areas return to the same interior humidity levels as the rest of the house. During drying, they take readings regularly to make sure the process is happening as planned and drying goals get attained.

When your home needs water removal, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach (561) 559-7559. The certified technicians arrive with everything they need in their green service vans to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Boynton Beach Properties, Fast Extraction with SERVPRO's Array of Equipment--We Mitigate Water Damage!

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO extractors and dryers Team SERVPRO understands the necessity of having a large amount of extractors and dryers ready for an emergency situation. Contact us 24/7.

The Benefits of a Truck-Mounted Pump for Boynton Beach Condos

Water removal solutions vary based on the severity of the damage to your Boynton Beach residence. We strive to provide the most efficient solutions for mitigation needs, and that means investing and utilizing cutting-edge tools and equipment to remove standing water and dry out your condo quickly. Truck-mount pumps are among the most powerful and reliable tools for extraction that we have in our inventory or our Green Fleet.

Understanding each option regarding water extraction in Boynton Beach homes can help our customers to appreciate the choice for submersible portable extractors or truck-mount advantages. Beyond being a reliable extraction device, our SERVPRO team has multiple reasons for choosing extractor trucks in our Green Fleet instead of in-house units. With the higher quality materials used in the construction of your condo, quick extraction techniques can protect these elements from requiring replacement or repair.

Faster Extraction

The single most recognized benefit to using truck-mount extractors for water recovery efforts is the higher volume of standing water that can get moved with the unit. With 300 psi extraction, we can move thousands of gallons in a much shorter span than other water removal tools in our inventory like electric submersibles or wet vacuums. These units have their own energy source, no need to rely on electricity from a stricken structure.

Wider Areas

Because many condos here along the coast have open floor layouts, a water loss incident is not easily contained in a single area of the unit. Instead, removal must often occur at the origin point and several adjacent rooms connected by openings. Truck mount extractors can help to lower standing water levels throughout the entire damaged area universally.


While there is not as much versatility as the various attachments that can get added to wet vacuums for extraction purposes, the extractor truck can pull water and dispose of it in a drainage system on-site or collect the water in a tank on the truck when no disposal area is available.

As the most productive extractor in our equipment inventory, truck-mount systems roll out to water loss incidents with our technicians and production vehicles anytime disasters strike. No matter how we can help, our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team is standing by at (561) 559-7559.

For Rapid Fire and Smoke Removal in Boynton Beach - Call SERVPRO

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged office with soot and debris covering everything Fire damage cleanup for your business needs to happen expeditiously or you will face more losses. Contact a company 24/7 that understands this.

Fire and Smoke Cleanup in Boynton Beach Premises

During a fire, smoke penetrates throughout your Boynton Beach premises. When smoke combines with humidity when forming soot, the residue is corrosive. Soot causes etching on surfaces, including furnishings and equipment. Therefore, the longer your premises goes without repair, the greater the corrosive damage you might experience.

At SERVPRO, our fire and smoke removal technicians provide Boynton Beach business owners with timely responses and professional expertise in renovating their premises to a preloss state. Depending on the extent of damage, we consider safety concerns, odors, and disruption to business due to equipment and movement that may be necessary to complete the removal process. 

Steps towards smoke damage restoration

  • Evaluating the structure and contents
  • Debris removal
  • Restoring damaged contents

Smoke damage cleanup on business premises requires several phases. Our experts help review the damage, thus creating a customized plan just for your needs. We also help identify salvageable contents, inventory, and pack out of contents while securing your location through temporary security measures such as boarding up damaged areas.

What you need to clean the damage

  • vacuums
  • Chemical sponge
  • Liquid cleaners

Cleaning smoke and soot damage

Our technicians begin by removing loose soot particles using a vacuum. We use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Lightly brushing an area with the brush attachment followed by vacuuming up the loose particles improves effectiveness. We are gentle to avoid scrubbing as this can make stains worse.

Chemical sponges help wipe the soot and smoke stains. These sponges are made with a special substance that removes residues without smudging. Using a soot cleaner or water before using a chemical sponge is not advisable as this can spread the soot making it hard to clean. The walls ought to be wiped gently, and after a few strokes, we turn the sponge to a different side, so we always use a clean surface.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has trustworthy professionals in fire and smoke damage processes. Call us at (561) 559-7559. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Is Professional Fire Damage Restoration Necessary for Your Boynton Beach Home?

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged room; smoke and soot on wall; debris on floor Many mishaps, mistakes, and malfunctions can precede the circumstances resulting in fire damage to your Boynton Beach home.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration

If you fit the description of the resilient Boynton Beach homeowner, you might think about rolling up your sleeves and cleaning the damage done after a household fire yourself. In the chaos and uncertainty you experience after the shock of a fire, uninformed decisions can haunt you and your family for the long term. Engaging our services ensures cleanup and restoration that meets the highest standards and returns your home to you “Like it never even happened.”

Many mishaps, mistakes, and malfunctions can precede the circumstances resulting in fire damage to your Boynton Beach home. Unattended cooking, a candle knocked over by a pet, overloaded extension cords substituting for out-of-date wiring, or too much lint in a dryer vent are all lapses in judgment any of us might commit that burst into flame. An understandable response to the guilty feeling after negligence becomes a crisis is a valiant attempt to make everything right. Unfortunately, failing to hire a reliable fire restoration firm is likely to increase rather than eliminate the damage.

SERVPRO trains our technicians extensively before sending them to a fire damage scenario. Our employees master comprehensive courses readying them to perform to the industry standards established by the IICRC. Cleaning up the toxic waste created by fires requires a precise methodology to keep you and your family safe while quickly restoring and protecting your building’s structure. Furnishings and personal belongings also suffer the effects of smoke and soot and deteriorate quickly. You might believe the fire ruined them, but we have expertise in bringing even blackened and tarnished articles back to function and beauty.

We learn how to evaluate smoke and soot residues and select appropriate cleaning products and techniques to mitigate their effects. Failure to match the damage to the solution causes smearing, spreading of debris, and incomplete results that allow the acidic coatings from fire damage to continue deteriorating structural components and contents. SERVPRO technicians swiftly move through your home, resolving issues caused by the fire systemically, much more quickly and thoroughly than you could on your own.

Given our experience and training in the fire restoration industry, we suggest you reconsider any thoughts of a fire damage recovery completed DIY style. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to schedule an assessment of your home’s fire damage.

Never Let Mold Damage Get Out of Control in Boynton Beach

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

wall damage on wall If you discover mold in your home, you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO to remediate the damage thoroughly and efficiently.

Rely on Thorough and Effective Mold Remediation Specialists

Finding mold in your Boynton Beach home can be scary, bringing many questions to mind that you need to answer sooner rather than later. It helps to have someone on your side that you know understands the situation and can help you get through it.

If you have mold damage on your Boynton Beach property, it is essential to find a mold remediation company you trust as soon as possible. Mold has the potential to cause health effects on your family. Besides, it is always better to take a proactive approach to deal with mold damage situations in your home.

Mold can exist anywhere; it only takes a little while for growth to spread through a significant portion of your home. Additional problems can form, causing damage to your walls, ceilings, insulation, wiring, appliances, carpeting, and even the structural integrity of your home. SERVPRO has mold remediation services performed by IICRC trained professionals that take the guesswork out of the entire situation. 

You can attempt to clean smaller areas without calling a professional. However, you need to remember that you likely have a more significant problem hiding underneath if you can visibly see mold growth. You may find yourself facing more than you can handle. 

Also, you should know that most home cleaning products, even those that say they specifically handle mold removal, do not work, not entirely. SERVPRO’s technicians use chemical products on a limited basis, relying on physical methods to dispose of and transport contaminated materials out of your home.

We also use EPA-registered disinfectants to clean and reclean the entire area after saturated and infected materials are gone. SERVPRO team members use plastic sheeting, negative airflow machines, and a complete hands-on approach to regain control. We use specialized equipment to test the air repeatedly throughout your remediation process to ensure a clean, safe environment for you and your family.

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for additional information or schedule your initial appointment today. (561) 413-9754

Why Professional Water Restoration is Best in Boynton Beach

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking from drainpipe under sink Water damage has a multitude of sources. SERVPRO can locate the source and restore your home.

SERVPRO’s Water Restoration Efforts Help Boynton Beach Residents Fast!

Training is vital if you want to excel in whatever you do. Here at SERVPRO, we ensure our team is fully-trained and stay up-to-date on all the latest happenings throughout the restoration industry. Whenever you call us for fire cleanup, water restoration, or mold remediation in Boynton Beach, you can rest assured knowing you have a skilled crew in your corner to execute the job correctly the first time. Not only are we Faster to Any Size Disaster, but you can feel confident that our methods speak for themselves.

Water restoration in Boynton Beach has many moving parts that work to ensure you have the water removal services, drying, and sanitizing you need. We work to restore versus replace, which helps you save your belongings and money on your overall restoration project.

Hidden Leak Water Damage Calls for Professional Intervention

Should you suspect water damage coming from a slow or hidden leak within your property, SERVPRO can get to the source. We not only begin restoration but also ensure the issue gets addressed to keep further damage from taking place.

  • Controlled demolition allows our crew to get to the heart of pipe leaks behind or under cabinetry, around your bathtub and shower, and more.
  • Moisture detection tools like sensors, thermal imaging equipment, and meters help us determine areas where moisture is lurking.
  • Drying and dehumidification restore relative humidity (RH).
  • Careful cleaning and sanitizing help handle areas where mildew and black mold may have developed.
  • Everything gets finished off to return your interior to pre-event conditions, including carpeting, flooring, drywall, paneling, ceiling tiles, paint, etc.

Flooding, faulty appliances, major spills, and hidden water leaks are no match for SERVPRO of Boynton Beach! Why wait? Call us if you would like to schedule a team to come out for water restoration by dialing (561) 413-9754.

Steps Involved in Commercial Fire Restoration in Boyton Beach

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Fifty dollar bill burning at both ends Commercial fire restoration process can be expensive, complicated and involves more than simple cleanup.

Commercial Fire Restoration in Boyton Beach Demands the Expertise of SERVPRO

It is not advisable to attempt any do-it-yourself cleaning techniques after a fire in your commercial premises like an office building. The fire restoration process is complicated and involves more than simple cleanup.

SERVPRO is ready to help you perform commercial fire restoration in your Boynton Beach office building. Our fire damage repair procedures include advanced technology, processes, and equipment. Fire and smoke damage repair requires multiple phases, including:

  • Assessing the building’s safety
  • Emergency services/mitigation services
  • Structure and content cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Reconstruction

Evaluating the Building’s Safety

Stabilizing the building’s structure is a priority. Our SERVPRO team can inspect the office building to determine if it is safe to re-enter it. A fire in such a property can encompass several floors and suites. Therefore, you may have to wait until the whole building gets cleared for occupation before normal operations can resume.

Emergency Services or Mitigation Activities 

Once you authorize us to start restoring your property, we can perform several emergency services like tarp up/board up, debris removal, controlled demolition, and ventilation. We can also perform mitigation cleaning.

Structure and Content Cleaning

The structures and contents of the building which survived the initial blaze can get damaged in the aftermath of the fire because of contamination by soot, smoke, water, and toxic fumes. Our SERVPRO technicians can clean the floors, furniture, walls, carpets, and ceilings using appropriate products.


Our technicians use solvent-based thermal fog deodorizers to deal with the smells. These blend aromatic phenolics, fragrances, and odor counteractants in a solvent base. We apply them using thermal foggers and allow a reaction period of about 30 minutes to overnight for the fog to penetrate affected materials and counteract smoke odors.


Our SERVPRO team can help you rebuild parts of your property that need repair or total reconstruction.

After a fire disaster strikes your office building, you do not want to coordinate the whole fire restoration process yourself. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for help at (561) 413-9754.