Recent Water Damage Posts

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.

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.

Hidden Leaks Cause a Need for Water Removal in Boynton

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

close-up of water meter By checking your water meter you can discover hidden leaks in your plumbing.

Professional Water Removal Services Available to Boynton Homeowners

Every Boynton homeowner knows the danger of leaks. A broken appliance, leaking pipe, malfunctioning faucet, or even a damaged drainpipe can all cause a leak in the home. Leaking water that is not stopped can lead to longer-term structural damage, rotting of wood beams or baseboards, or even mold in the room or the carpet. That is why SERVPRO recommends putting in a call at the first sign of trouble so our IICRC-certified technicians can carry out expert water removal.

However, not every leak is immediately visible, and you might find you need water removal after a hidden leak in your Boynton home causes a problem. Here are some things you can do to check for hidden leaks in your house.

Check your water bills. Keep an eye on your water utility bill – a sudden rise in charges could signify a leak somewhere on your property. Unless you have dramatically changed your household routine or water usage, it is best to be suspicious of noticeable changes to your bill.

Check your water meter. Checking your meter is a simple way to spot unexpected leaks. Choose a time when no one needs to use the water in your home. Take a note of the number of your water meter. Now, stop using all water sources for three hours. Do not use faucets, showers, toilets, bathtubs, or appliances such as washing machines or dishwashers. After three hours have elapsed, recheck your meter – if it has changed despite no one using water, there is a leak.

Be vigilant for signs of dampness. Check every room in your home regularly for signs of moisture, including wet or spongy patches on floors or walls, mold growth, discolored patches on walls or ceilings, or a musty smell.

It is essential to remedy leaks as soon as you spot them. It is also a good idea to call SERVPRO for water removal and help resolve moisture or mold issues resulting from a water leak. Our IIRC-certified experts are on hand to extract water, dry your home, and leave it “Like it never even happened.” We can even deal with lingering damp odors, so your residence feels fresh and clean.

For help with water removal in Boynton Beach and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 today.

Choosing Materials That Are Less Prone to Water Damage for Boynton Beach Homes

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

outside view of southern Florida home Having a water damage restoration company at your Boynton Beach home is a necessity.

Selecting Materials That Are Less Prone to Water Damage

Our homes serve as a sanctuary after a long day at work. The difficulty is that some materials used in house construction for Boynton Beach homes are more susceptible to water, flooding, moisture, and mold than others. It is essential to select materials that are more resistant to water for a few days without significant damage.

Nevertheless, having a water damage restoration company at your Boynton Beach home is necessary. After many years of operation in the area, SERVPRO has dealt with many forms of water damage and can handle most emergencies swiftly and efficiently. We have a team of highly trained technicians certified by the IICRC to ensure a smooth and effective restoration process.

When choosing materials, consider their compatibility with other materials and how the whole system or components drain and dry. While some materials are resistant to water damage, they may prevent drying. The ability of the entire system to dry combined with moisture resistance is a significant consideration.

When replacing water-damaged floorings, SERVPRO technicians look for moisture-resistant materials. Concrete materials like bituminous or latex, pre-cast concrete, or concrete tile can be polished, colored, and sealed. Moisture-resistant wall materials include brick, cement board, cast stone with waterproof mortar, steel with waterproof applications, and ceramic wall tile.

Corrosion-resistant metal doors can also go a long way toward preventing water damage. Fiberglass door laminates provide a strong chemical and corrosion resistance to wear and tear. The fiberglass contains a gel coat on the door surface for a good seal, and this coating layer is the central defense against water attack.

Lap siding usually allows drying. To minimize water damage behind the brick, ensure correct brick installation, which provides drainage. Reinforced poured concrete is stable and has fewer seams than concrete blocks, which may facilitate water damage.

Homes constructed before 1990 probably include some of the construction materials susceptible to water damage. In any case, if you're unfortunate enough to experience water damage to your home, you can rely on SERVPRO of Boynton Beach to restore your property to its original state. Call us today at (561) 413-9754.

How Can Water Get Removed from Wood Flooring in Boynton Beach Houses?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture removal happens in multiple ways with saturated flooring in Boynton Beach homes. 

Many building materials and construction elements can be adversely affected by burst pipes, flooding, and other water damage incidents. As leading restoration professionals, our SERVPRO team can help manage these loss scenarios efficiently.

Extraction and Drying of Surface Water 

The initial aspects of water damage cleanup for Boynton Beach homes focus on the removal of surface water. To protect wood flooring, fast extraction and surface drying should begin as soon as possible. Some of the tools for this include:

  • Wet vacuums
  • Squeegee wands
  • Towels
  • Mops
  • Submersible pumps

Addressing Trapped Water Before Structural Damage

Our team must focus on trapped water inside of the wood planks as fast as possible. There is a finite timeline before water absorbed by wood planks bonds chemically with cellulose and alters the flooring composition entirely. Once this warping or distortion occurs, the planks must be discarded.

Are Repairs Needed After Water Damage? 

We have a general contractor license to evaluate the need for reconstruction and repairs after damage to flooring. Controlled demolition is possible when the same materials can be acquired to repair portions of the floors. Severe damage might require all of a room’s flooring to be removed and replaced.

Tracking Drying Progress for Efficient Results 

Monitoring the progress of drying efforts through affected wood flooring can also be a critical process. Not only does the monitoring of drying help to determine where more focused steps might be necessary, but it also helps prevent the unwanted scenario of over-drying the wood planks. This can also be a destructive condition for the floors. Some of the tools for this process include:

When water becomes trapped in wood flooring, it can be detrimental to the house and its structural integrity. As restoration professionals trusted throughout the region, we respond quickly with effective mitigation and cleanup solutions to protect installed flooring when possible. Give our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team a call today at (561) 413-9754.

How Do I Know My Flooring Needs Replacement After a Water Damage?

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with water covering the floor Evaluating floor conditions after a water damage event needs to be done right away if there is an option to restore. We are standing by 24/7 for you.

Absorption and Saturation of Flooring Materials Can Weaken and Destroy Underlying Support Materials if Not Addressed Quickly in your Boynton Beach Home.

Standing water or surface moisture can be a considerable threat to your Boynton Beach home or condo. The longer that sensitive materials like carpeting or wood flooring remain exposed to water damage effects, the more potential damage and deterioration can result.

As a restoration team, we work to limit the amount of water damage repair in Boynton Beach properties as much as possible. Identifying the need for controlled demolition and reinstallation of flooring materials involves an intricate process to note the stage of water damage present. This is especially the case with wood plank flooring and other hardwoods, as the cellulose in these materials can quickly absorb standing water and leave moisture in one of three sequential phases: 

  • Surface Water – If only in this stage, efforts like extraction and drying along the surface can prevent the need for tearing out and replacing the flooring.
  • Trapped Water – Once the water has penetrated the surface into the wood planks, it is considered trapped water. In this stage, efforts like floor mat drying systems can still remove this moisture.
  • Bound Water – The final stage of water damage to wood flooring is when these molecules bond with the material and cause physical harm. At this point, traditional water restoration is impossible.

What Happens When Physical Damage Exists? 

If bound water exists, you will begin to notice these signs along the wood planks' seams. Warping and distortion can indicate irreparable damages have occurred, and the only solution is removing damaged portions of the floor. Our in-house IICRC-certified contractors can help with replacing this flooring when adequate drying approaches have completed.

Damaged flooring can be a challenge to address, but with a union of restoration technicians and general contractors on our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team, we can help. Give us a call today at (561) 413-9754.

Repairing Water Damage From the Gutter System in Boynton Beach Houses

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for the TLC your gutters need. We have the skilled technicians to help you.

Repairing Water Damage

Gutters play a significant role in house construction. They help to guide water away from the roof and off the building during rainfalls. However, debris such as branches and leaves can accumulate and block the gutters, leading to another dam. When the water fills up this "dam," it naturally progresses to drip over the edges and runs down the sides of the house. You can notice the effect of this water through the dirty water marks that form afterward.

If your house sustains water damage resulting from an ineffective gutter system, SERVPRO can help restore it. Our specialists are trained to deal with all sorts of water damage situations in Boynton Beach. Additionally, we have access to efficient water removal equipment, cleanup methods, and cleaning products to ensure a smooth restoration.

Water Damage Repairs

If necessary, we may use a pump to remove standing water from the gutter system. Accessing HVAC systems that might have sustained water damage might be slightly difficult. On the other hand, it's easier to clean and decontaminate sheet metal ducting than flex duct and coated fiberboard. The type of material on the inside determines the restoration process for HVAC systems.

When it comes to cleaning blocks and external walls, we need to find the most suitable solution for the material. Cinder blocks tend to collect a certain amount of moisture or water in the open cells over time, which can cause considerable water damage. Our technicians can examine and determine whether there is paint on the surface, and if so, whether it is gloss or not. Gloss paint serves as a vapor barrier, thus limiting the effects of moisture on the wall.

We may have to adjust our drying methods if the block wall comes with insulation (e.g., fiberglass, foam, vermiculite, or cellulosic). Drying insulation requires plenty of dry air, which is hard to get in wall cavities due to poor air circulation. Slower drying can compromise the quality of some insulation materials.

While rains are celebrated in most cases, they can be damaging sometimes. If you notice distinct watermarks along your walls, consult SERVPRO of Boynton Beach immediately to repair the water damage. We are available 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

SERVPRO Keeps On Top Of Safety When A Broken Dishwasher Causes Water Damage In Boynton Beach

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

A dish washer leak can wreak havoc in your kitchen. Just call SERVPRO!

When Water Damage Strikes Your Home, SERVPRO Responds with A Solution

Dishwashers can go wrong without notice. People are often surprised by just how much water can come out of a relatively small appliance. A broken appliance quickly spreads water through the surrounding area. It might cause damage to carpets, nearby walls, or any furniture that happens to be in the water’s path.

Water damage in your Boynton Beach home from a broken dishwasher is a minor incident that has the potential to cause a significant inconvenience. It is hard to carry on life as usual with a wet kitchen or utility room, especially if carpets or other furnishings are compromised. Luckily we are on hand to help – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Damage Remediation

There are many safety considerations to be aware of during the water damage remediation process. You can rely on SERVPRO to be aware of safety at all times and carry out drying and remediation with the utmost care and attention.

For example, we take great care around any electrical appliances. Being mindful of electrical hazards is particularly important in the kitchen as there are so many appliances there, such as the toaster or hob. We handle all appliances with care. We also ensure light fittings are safe before attempting to switch them on.

We tie electrical cords out of the way and cover up tack strips to make sure there are no trip or puncture hazards. SERVPRO provides our teams with the highest quality personal protective equipment to ensure safety is paramount during any work on your home.

Our teams are also aware of the risk of structural damage or damage to carpets, floors, or other furnishings. We use a range of instruments, including thermo-hygrometers and moisture sensors, to assess your kitchen and ascertain the extent of the water damage.

Another safety issue is the potential for mold or mildew to grow in your kitchen after a broken dishwasher incident. Our IICRC-certified technicians take steps to prevent mold growth, including making sure your kitchen is thoroughly dry and using disinfectant chemicals where necessary to treat at-risk areas or items.

We understand that you need a remediation team you can rely on to clean up your kitchen thoroughly and with an eye for safety at all times. Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for assistance.

What Makes Wet Vacuums Ideal for Water Removal in Boynton Beach Condos?

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

When water takes over part of your home, leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

When you Need Fast Restoration and Mitigation, our SERVPRO Team can Help Boynton Beach Residences. 

Electric pumps and other submersibles have their place in water removal services and extraction needs for specific damage incidents our SERVPRO team encounters. Without applying high-pressure pumps, however, our team can often produce ideal results with wet vacuums and potential attachments like:

  • Light wands
  • Carpet wands
  • Squeegee wands

Wet Vacuums are Versatile for Condo Restoration

One of the primary advantages for wet vacuums in water removal for Boynton Beach condos and residences is the portability. With many high-rise condo buildings along the coastline, water removal services can challenge even experienced mitigators like our IICRC certified SERVPRO team. Wet vacuums are a portable solution to this problem that do not over encumber the working technician. And with the established versatility with various attachments and accessories, wet vacuums can often be the only necessary extraction tool in non-severe water damage incidents.

Our technicians always intend to provide a fast and efficient mitigation service when we arrive at water-damaged properties. With the challenge of multi-story structures and inaccessible areas, wet vacuums can be a help. Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team is ready to respond to any water damage emergency at (561) 413-9754

Boynton Beach Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Mitigation of Their Homes

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Are you equipped to dry hardwood floors? SERVPRO has the tools and training to dry every part of your home.

Need Water Damage Mitigation Services for Your Boynton Beach home? Call SERVPRO 

Many reasons, such as burst pipes, ceiling leaks, and even leaking roofs from storms, can cause water damage to your Boyton Beach home. If you are not prompt in seeking professional help, these issues can soon get out of hand, making the restoration process complex and expensive. SERVPRO experts can prevent this from happening by offering their premier services to restore your Boynton Beach home "Like it never even happened."

The first step of SERVPRO restorers during the water damage remediation process is to remove excess water from your Boynton Beach property. The ease or difficulty of this first step depends on the type of surfaces involved and the amount of water present.

What are Different Extraction Techniques SERVPRO Restorers Use During Water Cleanup? 

SERVPRO technicians use different techniques to remove water from various surfaces of your Boynton beach home. The time required for water damage remediation depends on the type of surfaces involved.

  • Carpet and Pad-Restorers use carpet wands and deep extraction tools attached to the truck-mounted or portable extractor. It is quicker to remove water from light face weight carpets compared to heavy face weight ones. Similarly, carpets glued to subfloors are faster to extract compared to carpeting stretched over a pad.
  • Hardwood Flooring-SERVPRO techs use wet vacuuming on hardwood floors. We use a hardwood floor drying mat attached to a truck-mounted extractor or portable vacs for thorough water removal. We also use a squeegee wand to remove water from subfloors. 

Call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for 24/7 service regarding water damage restoration.

What Do Professionals Do for Water Damage Restoration?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged homes are no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water restoration services needed.

SERVPRO offers Boynton Beach residents proven methods for rapid water damage restoration

When you have water damage within your Boynton Beach home, SERVPRO has multiple strategies for removing standing water and efficiently ensuring your interior dries. We make it “Like it never even happened,” so that your home gets Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned when all is said and done.

We utilize several methods and tools to help with water damage restoration in Boynton Beach. We may use one or more of these actions to get the results you deserve:

  • Powerful Pumps – Our Green Fleet comes stocked with equipment like high-pressure extractors and electric submersible pumps to pull up as much water as possible in a short period.
  • Industrial-Grade Vacuums – Having portable vacuums handy to move around your property to pull up water is crucial for results. Quite often, we use our wet vacs in conjunction with attachments to get into all areas. 
  • Specialized Attachments – We use wands and other attachments that make our submersible pumps and vacuums even more useful. They allow us to get into smaller spaces so that no moisture gets left behind.

Water damage restoration is best when left to skilled water restoration technicians (WRT). Call on our team at SERVPRO of Boynton Beach when you need someone at your door and ready to get to work at a moment’s notice. We can be reached for 24/7 emergency service by calling (561) 413-9754.

Hop Wheels Meetup in Boynton Beach

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Vintage cars and SERVPRO are two classics which always come through.

Explore Different Car Models and Modifications While Enjoying Your Evening in Boynton Beach

Exploring the ingenuity people put into their hotrods or the uniqueness of classic cars can be a great way to spend your free time, especially in the evenings. Finding a place in Boynton Beach with a sufficient number and variety of vehicles on display makes the experience more fulfilling. The Hop Wheels meetup organized by Copperpoint Brewing Co. on February 4th, 2021, provides a perfect opportunity to explore a vast collection of unique vehicles, including:

  • Custom jeeps and trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Hot rods
  • Classic cars

The event begins from 6:30 PM to 10 PM, giving people sufficient time to interact, have fun, and showcase vehicles if they have unique models. The event is held monthly, providing many opportunities to participate. Parking is offered on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Apart from the different automotive eye candy, drinks are also availed at discounted prices.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach helps with water damage restoration in Boynton Beach properties. Call us at (561) 413-9754 to help you take timely mitigation steps.

Boynton Beach Homes Deserve 24/7 Mitigation Services

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Are you having water damage problems? Call SERVPRO to mitigate all of your water damage needs.

SERVPRO Technicians Ensure That Boynton Beach Properties Look and Feel “Like it never even happened.”

Boynton Beach is deeply entrenched in history and a modern-day paradise for tourists and locals alike. The city boasts a population of almost 80,000 based on 2019 data from the University of Florida. The settlement was initially founded during an 1894 land purchase by Civil War veteran Major Nathan Boynton after the railroad finished construction the same year. The town itself was officially founded in 1898 by Byrd and Fred Dewey and was later incorporated in 1920.

The first significant landmark in Boynton Beach was the Boynton Hotel, which from the late 1800s to the mid-1920s was a winter getaway for wealthy Northerners, including Michigander Nathan Boynton and his family. While the hotel has since been torn down, some traces of it remain.

Just north of the former hotel area, visitors can find the Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park, which features an exotic Brazilian walnut boardwalk that was implemented in 2011 to replace the recycled plastic installed in the 1990s.

Prominent people from Boynton Beach Include:

  • De La Soul member and rapper/producer Vincent Mason
  • Retired NFL quarterback Craig Erickson
  • US Navy Seal Team Six sniper Howard E. Wasdin
  • Golfer and 1928 US Open champion Johnny Farrell
  • Professional wrestler Titus O’Neil

A History of the Boynton Beach Hotel

Boynton Beach’s iconic hotel was built at the behest of founder Nathan Boynton two years after his 500-acre land purchase. It was completed one year later, in 1897, by workers who primarily hailed from Michigan, Boynton’s home state. Most of these workers stayed to clear brush and farm crops, which helped establish what was, at that point, a community of fewer than 50 people.

The completed Boynton Beach Hotel featured enough room on the complex, which included several cottages, to house over 100 guests at a time. The only caveat was that traveling to the hotel posed some difficulty due to the lack of established roads in the area. With this in mind, Nathan Boynton had a shell rock road crafted known today as Ocean Avenue.

The Boynton Beach Hotel was a luxurious getaway for Northern tourists vacationing during the winter months that offered the following for guests:

  • Food is grown on-site to feed guests, including a 30-acre plot for citrus trees and vegetables
  • Luxurious dishes featuring such marine delicacies as dolphin and kingfish, as well as local game like quail, turkey, duck, and venison
  • Hotel staff also rowed guests out to fish for their food if they so desired

The original hotel was torn down in 1925 to build a new and improved facility on the same grounds. These plans were ultimately derailed by the sudden end of the Florida land boom and a devastating hurricane the following year. Only two cottages remain from the original Boynton Beach Hotel, and the rest is now a private property.

Boynton Beach’s American Indian Mounds

A short distance west of Boynton Beach, tourists can find the most extensive collection of Native American ceremonial mounds in Palm Beach County. This mound cluster, located at the Agricultural Reserve, is home to a dozen mounds of various sizes, including a rectangular one over 20,000 square feet.

The three tribes closest to Palm Beach County were the Ais, the Tequesta, and the Jaega, the latter suspected to be the tribe that left these mounds behind. Carbon-14 dating traces the area back to as early as 600 BC. One unique feature of the mounds is that they are coated with sugar sand that does not appear native to the region.

In ancient times, southern Florida was not the most hospitable for settlement and agriculture due to the climate and topography, especially for indigenous Floridians. Their homes were often made of palmetto fronds. The Jaega tribe did very little farming and subsisted mostly on fishing, hunting, and foraging.

Historians suspect that the mounds were part of several encampments that where tribespeople lived and stored food. Another distinctive feature of the Jaega was their consumption of a highly-caffeinated ceremonial black tea made of Yaupon holly. It was given the nomenclature Ilex vomitoria by Europeans who tried it.

Unfortunately, by the eighteenth century, the Jaega people were ultimately displaced by enslavement and decimated by disease. The Seminole tribe, who originally hailed from Georgia, occupied the now-empty land in 1716.

What Can SERVPRO Do for a Water-Damaged Boynton Beach Home?

SERVPRO is among the premier water restoration companies Boynton Beach has to offer due to its community involvement, constant availability, and roster of highly-trained local technicians and staff. SERVPRO’s adherence to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards ensure a consistently high standard of cleanliness for structures and contents.

Water-damaged carpet requires additional care to prevent delamination or separation of carpeting from the pad underneath. SERVPRO technicians employ several techniques to treat carpet depending on the depth and extent of the damage:

  • Thoroughly-saturated carpet may be tented up after extraction so that air movers and dehumidifiers catch residual moisture on top of carpeting and underneath the pad. Technicians can also clean and dry subfloors if the damage is detected there via infrared imaging
  • Extraction with carpet wands is highly efficient for light to moderate damage. However, for heavier saturation, SERVPRO techs can deploy rover vacuums that require the user’s weight to squeeze out additional water from carpeting during extraction
  • Carpeting with odors can be treated with sprays and injection of deodorizers. Surface-level odors are treated with such tools as time-release odor control pellets, counteractant odor beads, and scented granules placed near ventilation intakes

If carpet delaminates, it is more cost-effective to replace than to repair. Fortunately, your local SERVPRO has extensive experience with reinstalling and reseaming carpets.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach provides mitigation and restoration services that are Faster To Any Size Disaster when homeowners call (561) 413-9754. 

When is Water Restoration Recommended in Boynton Beach?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

You might not be able to avoid water incidents, but SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is there to help if they occur.

Water Damage Repair is More Successful the Quicker it Takes Place – Call SERVPRO to Your Boynton Beach Home As Soon As Possible

Whenever you have a water leak from an appliance, fixture, or piping, it may go on for a while without you noticing. If this happens, it can lead to immense damage that calls for professional intervention. If you suspect hidden water issues within your Boynton Beach home, the skilled water restoration technicians (WRT) from SERVPRO can get to the heart of the matter quickly. Waiting much longer brings the potential for increased secondary damage as well as exponential mold and mildew growth.

Knowing that you need water damage repair in Boynton Beach, you should never wait. SERVPRO can have a Green Fleet and skilled cleanup crews onsite and ready to go whenever you need us. We offer emergency water extraction and repair services seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to give you added peace of mind.

It is significant to note that some water incidents could be unavoidable, such as flooding from excessive rain. However, some water events can be stopped in their tracks by merely updating your water-run appliances, maintaining your plumbing, and doing scheduled checks.

What Happens if a Sudden Water Emergency Arises?
Until the time that skilled water damage technicians arrive at your property, it helps to have the water supply turned off to the incident zone. This keeps water from further flooding the entire space. If you are unsure of the easiest and safest way to turn off the water to that one location, you can try to shut off the incoming water supply to your home.

Some additional measures that may be helpful until our crew arrives include:

    •    Opening up windows to get airflow to the impacted area
    •    Trying to carefully ventilate the space to keep relative humidity levels low
    •    If possible, you can cordon off the water incident zone from other rooms in the house. You can do this by shutting doors, putting down a blanket or towel, and keeping family and pets from going in and out.

How Does SERVPRO Address the Mess?
When you contact us for water damage repair, we have skilled IICRC-certified technicians that handle the assessment and water extraction. We must remove all standing water to move into the phase of drying and dehumidification fully. Whenever possible, our goal is to restore versus replace, including cleaning and restoration of your furnishings, personal belongings, and any salvageable structural materials. Our technicians take the necessary time to assess each area within the impact zone so that we never leave any moisture behind. Hidden pockets of moisture hinder the cleanup process and leave the door open for microbial growth. In some situations, controlled demolition is necessary to remove damaged materials to be replaced by all-new materials.

Why Controlled Demolition?
Whenever water saturates building materials, there is always the chance that they become compromised. Soaked drywall, warping floorboards, and soggy insulation are all areas that can quickly get addressed with our controlled demolition practices. We work fast to ensure your interior is left “Like it never even happened,” so that your household can get back to your routine.

Some of the rebuilding services that we can take care of for you include:

    •    HVAC cleaning, sealing, and repair
    •    Drywall removal and new installation
    •    Repair of tile, linoleum, hardwood, and marble flooring
    •    Removal and replacement of insulation
    •    Carpet repair and new installation
    •    Painting, and more

How Does Drying Work During the Cleanup and Repair Process?
There may be water intrusion incidents where we have to perform pack-out services to store or clean your belongings off-site. This helps us to maneuver during the repair work and to utilize our drying and dehumidification equipment to their fullest potential. We use the latest Advanced Structural Drying (ASD) techniques, ensuring to look for water that may have migrated under flooring, behind walls, and baseboards. Our trucks come loaded with tools and equipment that allow us to achieve our goals fast, such as:

    •    Centrifugal air movers and industrial fans
    •    Moisture detection tools such as sensor, meters, and thermal imaging cameras
    •    Drying mats to help dry a broad range of flooring types
    •    The Injectidry system to handle moisture that seeped into tight spaces or behind walls

Once your cleanup and repair project is complete, there are some things that you can do to hopefully avoid such a catastrophe in the future, including:

    •    Inspections, checks, and maintenance of your water-run appliances and plumbing
    •    Updating water heaters and other appliances to help avoid breakdowns
    •    Noting any sudden changes in water pressure or your water bill
    •    Remaining mindful of any musty odors or discoloration that develops of walls or ceilings

You might not be able to avoid water incidents, but SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is there to help if they occur. Call us at (561) 413-9754, and we can send a team out as soon as possible to handle your water damage repair needs.

How Do Professionals Remove Water Damage From Boynton Beach Homes

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can quickly turn into a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO promptly for remediation and to help prevent mold.

SERVPRO Explains Water Removal Actions for Boynton Home

Despite our location on Florida’s east coast, most Boynton Beach flooding incidents are the result of mundane problems like a failing T&P valve on a water heater or a split hose on the washing machine. Regardless of the source, it is very important to quickly get the excess water off the floors and out of the home.
For Boynton Beach, water removal means preserving the interior of a home before water damage becomes permanent. SERVPRO restoration teams use an extensive inventory of equipment to protect the structure of each residence, regardless if it is a single family house, duplex, or apartment building.
First, we stop the flow of water into the home. The team leader turns off the water if needed, and then examines the source of the leak. Our specialists can replace a split hose quickly and make other, minor repairs. If the problem is a major break or another plumbing issue, the team leader recommends bringing a licensed plumber for repairs while we continue working.
If the water is over two or three inches in depth, we start with commercial grade pumps. Since this is considered clean water, with no contaminants, our teams can direct the outflow into the street along the curb or directly into the nearest sewer grate.
Once the level is down to less than an inch, SERVPRO technicians have two options, depending on the size of the home. For most residences, they switch to extraction wands which draw water off floors and out of carpets. For larger homes or in very long hallways and common areas in some apartment buildings, they may use a riding extractor.
Technicians can ride on the larger device, using their weight to depress the carpets further and remove more water with every pass. If there is a carpet pad, team members roll up the carpet and remove it. Pads quickly deteriorate when soaked and are cheaper to replace than waste labor hours trying to dry them.
It is also necessary to reduce the humidity in the home to a normal level. That makes the environment more comfortable and helps eliminate the risk of mold growing in the home. Our technicians use fans to increase air circulation and dehumidifiers to draw up to 25 gallons of water from the air per day.
Our goal at SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is to return your home to its original condition as quickly and safely as possible. If you are dealing with a water problem in your home, call us today at (561) 413-9754 to schedule a visit.

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My Sink Leaked in my Boynton Beach Home! How Do I Repair Water Damage in the Build-In Cabinets?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is an excellent resource for the residents of our community who are experiencing water damage.

Call SERVPRO for Innovative Strategies to Address Water Damage Repair in Confined Spaces in Your Boynton Beach Condo

The high-end cabinetry in your Boynton Beach kitchen hides more than your cleaning supplies and the supply and waste pipes for your sink, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. A stubbornly reappearing puddle at your feet as you use the tap was bothering you, and you finally determined a leak in the under-sink plumbing is the culprit. Now you have quite a mess on your hands, as water built up under the cabinets and needs release and the materials need repair.

Can I Just Open Up the Doors and Let the Cabinet Air Out?

The chances of the wet spaces under your sink and cabinets drying out without intervention are unlikely, so finding help with water damage repair in Boynton Beach is crucial. If the apparent leak was preceded by seepage for days or weeks beforehand, substantial harm to the floor and fixtures is predictable. Issues could include:

    •    Wet subfloor and wall behind the cabinet
    •    Deterioration of the cabinet itself
    •    Mold growth

Is It Necessary to Rip Out the Cabinet to Inspect and Remedy the Damage?

SERVPRO technicians always consider the least invasive and disruption actions to get the job done. When scoping the situation, we use moisture detectors and meters to pinpoint the area with wet materials and possibly standing water. We check out the construction of the cabinet to see if technicians can take apart sections to permit access. The part of a cabinet called a toe-kick, the recessed barrier at toe level can often pry out, allowing us to insert portable extraction wands for water removal. With toe-kicks displaced, we can direct the flow of air movers and position dehumidifiers to the best advantage to dry the water damaged space.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is an excellent resource for the residents of our community who are experiencing water damage. Call us at (561) 413-9754 for an evaluation of the problem and a plan to remedy it.

Who Should You Call for Water Damage Restoration in Boynton Beach?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Any time a pipe breaks inside your building, it is likely that damage occurs.

SERVPRPO is THE Water Damage Specialists in Boynton Beach

As the years go by, things inside your house tend to wear and problems eventually happen. One day it is possible that a pipe breaks inside your Boynton Beach bathroom. Any time a pipe breaks inside your building, it is likely that damage occurs. 

Unwanted moisture inside your home is never a good thing. If you come back to a flood inside your structure one day, it is wise to call SERVPRO's water damage experts in Boynton Beach. Often when water gets into your bathroom, building materials and contents get ruined. 

Whenever remediating a problem with water, our technicians at SERVPRO carefully follow strict guidelines set by the IICRC. When our team first comes in, they make sure the area is safe. We put up warning signs and make sure there are no hazards in the work area. No work at the site begins until the area gets deemed safe for workers and occupants. 

If the water source is clean, we follow different procedures than if the water has a high contamination level. If the moisture came about as a result of a pipe break in your bathroom, then most likely, the water is clean. In many situations, clean water or category 1 water issues get remediated without discarding building materials or contents. 

Often, the moisture gets dried out back to normal conditions, and nothing gets removed and replaced. Our restoration crew starts the process by moving all furniture out of the way so that nothing inside the home receives secondary damage. Then any furniture in the area gets put up on foam blocks so that air flows underneath it. 

Next, the extraction process begins. Our experts extract any water inside the carpet, on hard surface floors, or inside the upholstery. We work hard on removing water from your furniture so that no stains occur. 

Next, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers inside your restroom in a certain way so that moisture gets dried out of contents and building materials. We test the temperature, relative humidity, and moisture content in walls and other surfaces to create the ideal conditions for drying. Our crew takes readings every day and moves equipment around until normal moisture levels exist. 

We are IICRC certified and skilled when it comes to mitigating water-related problems. If you have unwanted moisture inside your dwelling, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for assistance any hour of the day and every day of the week. 

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Can I Get Help Removing Water from My Carpets?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Did water damage destroy your carpet? Call the local SERVPRO near you in Boynton Beach to fix that problem.

After a Water Loss Incident, SERVPRO Easily Performs Water Removal to Restore Your Boynton Beach Carpets

No homeowner ever wants to deal with interior water damage to their Boynton Beach residence, but there are times when a leaking pipe may release water under your cabinets and behind the bathroom wall. If there is carpeting on the other side of the wall, you then have to deal with drying the carpet, padding, and potentially the subfloor. Instead of trying to tackle this tricky job on your own, SERVPRO has the trained technicians ready to help.

Why Can’t I Clean the Water Up By Myself?

When you attempt water removal in Boynton Beach using a wet/dry vacuum, the carpet might seem dry, but there could still be a great deal of hidden moisture. It is crucial to take the necessary steps to locate hidden moisture so that mold and mildew do not have the chance to fester. Our skilled technicians are water restoration specialists, and we come to each project with a detailed plan for:

  • Water Removal: Weighted extractors use the weight of the technician to push water up from the carpet.
  • Drying: We use a unique formula that tells us how many fans and dehumidifiers are necessary to facilitate proper drying.
  • Dehumidification: To ensure your interior is dry, we use industrial-strength dehumidifiers work in unison to bring down relative humidity.

To ensure all moisture is addressed, our team uses moisture detection tools to follow the path of water migration. For any areas in the water loss zone that are deemed unsalvageable, we perform controlled demolition to remove them. New subfloor, carpeting, baseboards, and other building materials get replaced as needed so that your interior is “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is available for all your water removal and restoration needs. To have a crew deployed to your location, call us 24/7 at (561) 413-9754.

Our Water Damage Experts Will Save Your Boynton Beach Home

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is dedicated to leaving your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Water Removal in Boynton Beach You Can Count On

It is estimated that an average of 14,000 water-related incidents occurs every day. Everything from pipe leaks to appliance failures and other unexpected circumstances can do significant damage to a home by saturating surfaces and making them prone to microbe proliferation. Without professional mitigation, it can be stressful and costly for homeowners to deal with this alone.

If your Boynton Beach home requires rapid water removal, SERVPRO technicians can be at your home with the materials needed to tackle water damage in your residence. Whether you have a water leak in your attic or a damaged roof, technicians work closely with homeowners and insurance adjusters to ensure that everything is done with full transparency per the homeowner's insurance policy.

How Water Affects Insulation Materials
    •    Cellulose. This plant fiber-based insulation, commonly made of recycled newspaper, is an excellent option for eco-friendliness but can be difficult to clean and restore after water damage occurs.
    •    Fiberglass. This type of insulation, typically made from water and recycled glass, cannot absorb water to the degree that a plant-based insulation would. Even when exposed to water, it can remain structurally sound and functional, and in many cases, can be restored to its prior condition.
    •    Cotton. This plant fiber is very prone to moisture collection. Still, it is easier to dry than cellulose insulation and can be treated with the same techniques. Isolated affected areas can be removed, dried, and replaced with ease.
    •    Spray foam. Closed-cell spray foam insulation provides both an airtight seal and a barrier to moisture. While water cannot infiltrate this material, be sure to find and mitigate leaks before this moisture can reach other parts of the home.
    •    Foam board. This type of insulation is made from materials similar to what you can find in spray foam insulation. As a result, it is mostly impermeable to water but can still allow surrounding porous materials to be saturated instead.

How SERVPRO Saves the Day
One of the trickiest parts of restoring a water-damaged attic is dealing with insulation. Drying can be complicated by the insulation material used, as well as the presence of sheetrock, which may need demolishing if it is overly damaged. Structural components can be dried with desiccant dehumidifiers, and centrifugal air movers placed every 10 to 16 linear feet along the perimeter of the affected space.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is dedicated to leaving your home, “Like it never even happened.” For rapid disaster cleanup within hours of your call, contact a team at (561) 413-9754 today.

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Disaster Relief after a Hurricane Hits Boynton Beach

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

When storms are brewing in the Atlantic, you can count on SERVPRO to be prepared for all your water damage needs.

When storm damage occurs to your property, SERVPRO is Here to Help

While Dorian did not strike the Boynton Beach coastline with the ferocity and destructive force that it was brewing in the days before making landfall, it still bore enough strength and speed to damage many homes and businesses within our region. Our professionals have always had a mindset to stay ready and prepared for severe weather events that could occur. When Dorian was approaching our coasts, we had our team prepared for the worst that Mother Nature could deliver.

Our storm relief crew is one of the most active divisions of our SERVPRO team. Water and hurricane damage in Boynton Beach has nearly our entire roster working around the clock to address structural concerns, flooding, and other water loss effects in individual properties. Resources can get strained during these times where widespread natural disasters damage hundreds of properties, but our team of professionals can help those that choose to trust our experience and expertise. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we have been working for decades securing your confidence in our restoration process and our presence in the community during a crisis.

Structural concerns are one of the most pressing concerns for our professionals when storms slam into our shoreline. Many of the houses and businesses that depend on us are directly along the coast, which can put them in the worst position when powerful systems enter from the Atlantic Ocean. We can help our customers to secure construction assistance, at least temporary repairs so that our mitigation efforts can begin. Without correcting breaches in your home’s exterior, our drying and recovery efforts can continually get negated.

Drying out your home is another priority of our SERVPRO team when we first arrive. We have hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers, and when combined with our extensive inventory of extraction machines, we can address the water removal and the drying necessary in multiple homes simultaneously.

Flood loss is one of the hardest obstacles for homeowners to overcome after a hurricane, but our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can help you however you need. You can depend on our fast response and the industry-leading equipment and practices that we use. We can make any loss situation “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (561) 413-9754.

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How To Avoid Water Damage In Your Boynton Beach Rental Home

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

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Watch Out For These Water Damages To Boynton Beach Rental Homes

Overlooking water damages to your rental property can decrease your reputation in the eyes of potential clients and, in the long term, potentially lower the rates you can charge reliably. Having a safe and clean environment to live and stay in is paramount for most renters, and without careful attention to water damages on your property, they may feel that these basic needs are unaddressed. Stay on the lookout for these slower and less-obvious water damages that may happen to your rental property.

Leaking faucets, pipes, and appliances can all cause substantial water damage to Boynton Beach rental homes. Any water source introduced in a place where it does not belong is liable to cause extensive damages, and most leaks happen where you're least likely to check for them. Moisture behind an appliance or a damp spot on the wood beneath your sink may be the only signs you have that anything is wrong when going through and inspecting the property. Identifying any unusual areas of moisture in the building is a good way to identify and patch up leaks before they develop into substantially larger problems.

Storm Damage
You never know when a renter may leave open a window and allow rain to pour in during a storm. Or, the window might be left open just a crack, allowing more and more rain to flow in as the days and weeks go by. These situations, while unfortunate and frustrating to deal with, are often not terribly difficult problems for a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, so call us in as soon as possible after the incident, and we should be able to dry out the area and prevent most of the expensive damages from happening.

Mold Growth
The growth of mold colonies in your property is a great way to not only see a rapid drop in interest and favorability from clients but also to potentially incur some hefty fines for health code violations. A professional company like SERVPRO should always handle mold in the home, or else you could end up making the issue worse by spreading spores around the entire property. Look out for any fuzzy patches of discoloration or unusual white spots on your walls - these may be critical signs of a potential mold problem and should be dealt with before things get any worse.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach stays ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to local disasters and emergencies. Call us at (561) 413-9754 for our services or a quote.

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After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Boynton Beach Home, You Need The Professionals At SERVPRO!

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (561) 413-9754 because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Difference Between Professional And DIY Water Removal In Boynton Beach Properties

When water damage happens in your home, fast cleanup is vital. There are a lot of actions property owners can take to remove the water they can see; however, the real damage occurs from the water that migrates to areas that are difficult to reach. The longer this excessive moisture remains, the more the potential for weakened building materials and mold growth.

When SERVPRO handles water removal in Boynton Beach homes, it is not uncommon to find the homeowner has already cleaned up some water using towels for blotting or mopping. Some homeowners have wet/dry vacuums they used on water loss areas. These are beneficial actions before our technicians arrive on site.

When our technicians spring into action, we utilize several professional tools for the fast removal of water, including:
    •    portable pumps for mobility
    •    weighted extractors to push the water out of saturated carpet
    •    wands for extracting water from hard-to-reach areas
    •    moisture detection equipment including probes and thermal imaging to locate any pocket of excessive moisture

Household fans dry a room eventually, but only on surfaces, and it does nothing about embedded moisture which has the potential to lead to both mold and foul odors if not extracted. SERVPRO technicians set up air movers in configurations unique to the job site and use the science of psychrometrics or the study of air and water vapor to dry rooms and hit drying goals quickly. They utilize the force of the airflow to pull moisture to the surface. Once there, our dehumidifiers capture the water vapor and port it away. This cycle continues and rapidly brings the humidity down in the room, which inhibits mold growth.

After drying, thorough hand cleaning of all water-affected surfaces eliminates water odors and leaves surfaces disinfected. Our professional formulas also help prevent the growth of mold and bacteria.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach stands ready to come to assist homeowners with water removal to limit loss to both property and possessions. Call us at (561) 413-9754 because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Removes Hidden Water in Boynton Beach Homes and Mitigates Damage

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Large or Small Water Losses in Boynton Beach Evaporate into Thin Air Once SERVPRO Arrives

Broken Appliance Spillage Means Water Removal Specialists for Boynton Beach

It can surprise many residents in Boynton Beach at the number of water-using appliances inside their homes. These are not the only devices that can cause water mishaps in the house, however. During meal preparation, many families use the garbage disposal to get rid of discarded vegetables and other waste. A small leak can result in a small, steady drip then can damage the sink cabinet, walls, and floor.
In Boynton Beach, SERVPRO's water removal team can restore any such affected areas in your property. Extracting all of the moisture, cleaning up the area, and making it “Like it never even happened” remains our goal for all of our customers. Another culprit in causing such problems includes air conditioners window units that cannot keep up with the removal of moisture during heat waves and excessively humid periods. Drops of water that collect in the tray and then overflow into the window sill can cause problems inside the wall below.
While such situations happen in localized areas of your home, water can migrate to other areas quite easily and rapidly. We use thermal imaging cameras to find these locations. The appearance of cooler regions on the screen can indicate increased moisture content levels. Our technicians then test those areas to determine how much moisture they do contain, which helps determine the next course of action.
Drying an area of excess moisture and removing unwanted water needs to happen steadily. We do this to prevent moisture from seeping back into newly dried areas. Moisture travels from moister areas to drier ones, so once we achieve optimal dryness in materials, we do not want any moisture re-entering that location. Steady, continual drying prevents this and is why we request customers to not turn off machinery or other equipment without first letting us know. We want to obtain the best results possible for you at the lowest possible cost.
Since some materials dry more quickly than other materials, it is crucial that slower-drying materials receive more concentration of effort from air movers, heaters, and water extraction equipment than porous materials. Concrete, brick, and sealed areas take a long time to dry thoroughly. Vinyl wallpaper, some paints, and particular primers can make these areas retain moisture.
SERVPRO of Boynton Beach wants to help your home after both large and small disasters. Call us at (561) 413-9754, 24/7, to help make sure your home stays in excellent condition.

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Boynton Beach Water Loss? Not to Worry--Call SERVPRO

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Large or Small Water Loss in Boynton Beach? Trust SERVPRO for Rapid Water Extraction and Restoration

Residential Water Damage Cleanup for Your Boynton Beach Apartment

There are times when disasters strike when you least expect them. If you have ever come home from work only to find that a leaky pipe has left water damage in your apartment in the form of soggy walls, it is vital to find professionals who can mitigate the issue quickly to prevent the proliferation of mold, odors, or the swelling and warping of your walls.
Our team at SERVPRO is staffed with certified technicians that specialize in emergency mitigation of water damage to your Boynton Beach living space. Our priority is to leave your home in a preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." This approach not only ensures less loss of property in the event of water, fire, or storm damage but also saves you the cost of replacing furniture and other items in your home in the event of such disasters.
When our certified SERVPRO technicians come to your home to evaluate damage, moisture sensors are used to ensure a thorough inspection. Hard-to-reach areas behind walls and ceilings may require infrared cameras to evaluate whether there is "hidden" moisture to take care of. Once our technicians have an exact read on the moisture levels in your home, weep holes are drilled, if needed, to facilitate the movement of air during the drying process.
When it comes drying water-damaged surfaces, it is vital to pull moisture out of surfaces and remove it. For this reason, our professionals rely on industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to work simultaneously. Air movers accelerate the drying process by pulling surface moisture into the air, and dehumidifiers absorb this moisture like a sponge and expel dry air. After drying, an EPA-registered disinfectant is used to aid in removing odors and preventing the growth of bacteria or mold.
SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is a name you can count on for fast, efficient disaster cleanup, and our certified technicians are ready to help you 24/7. If you need our services, give us a call at (561) 413-9754 today.

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Boynton Beach, Misbehaving Appliances Causing Water Damage, and SERVPRO

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Suds and Water Cleanup Needed in Boynton Beach? Try Calling SERVPRO—“Like it never even happened.”

After Your Washing Machine Overflows, You Need Water Removal Services in Boynton Beach

Overloading the washing machine is not the only way that can cause it to overflow and flood your Boynton Beach residence. Using too much detergent, or the wrong kind can also create a problem. Another cause that we often see involves clogs in the drain. Any of these, or a slipped water line, can cause a disaster quickly.

When this happens in your home, you need someone with the expertise and equipment to perform water removal services in Boynton Beach immediately. SERVPRO® as goes our tagline; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, promises also to work quickly and efficiently to restore your home. Depending on the volume of spillage we find, we start with the proper size extraction equipment. This might include submersible pumps but more likely involves only hand-held wands that quickly suction of water from floors. And maybe even a mop and bucket to prevent seepage into other floor levels or wall voids.

When warm or hot water overflowed, it can severely affect floors, particularly when detergent also seeps into floors. We use industry standard techniques to effectively clear the area of detergents and then use our Injectidry mats to extract the water below the floorboards. Hooked up to suctioning devices these mats increase drawing power from the joints in the hardwood boards pulling out residual moisture.

Other methods to dry out your home and eliminate water and reduce humidity include the placement of air movers and dehumidifiers. Air movers pull moisture out of surfaces and keep it from seeping deeper into walls, floors, and other items in the area where your washing machine sits. The dehumidifiers restore a standard Relative Humidity RH level after large water spills to help prevent secondary damages from occurring like mold growth and rusting of metal fixtures.

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach is always ready to help clean up messes like this with water removal techniques. Call us at (561) 413-9754 whenever such incidents happen. We can help you protect your home from water damage and microbial infestations.

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Why Effective Water Damage Remediation is Always a Priority in Boynton Beach

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

When your toilet overflows, whether from a clog or broken parts, the damage ensues. Contact SERVPRO to dry out your home.

Broken Toilet Could Lead to Water Removal Needs in Your Boynton Beach Home

Sometimes the smallest of situations that occur in your Boynton Beach residence can have severe consequences. Fixtures within your bathroom like toilets offer the conveniences of modern living, but also pose an ever-present threat when wear and tear on supply lines and water piping lead to situations like breaks or disconnections. When you get posed with an emergency situation like this, professional restoration services can help you to limit the spread of the damage and return your home to preloss conditions.  

One of the most pressing concerns about a situation like this in your home, beyond the apparent need for water removal services in Boynton Beach, is how quickly the situation can spread to new areas of your home. If possible, you can shut down the supply of water to the fixtures or to the bathroom itself to help prevent more water continually flowing into the already affected area and making the situation worse. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to the emergency and help you to mitigate some of the potential loss that could have resulted, but also formulate a plan to return your home to the way it should be.

With a substantial water loss situation like this, our SERVPRO technicians often choose portable pumps on our truck-mounted equipment to extract the pooling water from the area quickly. We can fixate on moisture and dampness removal with the use of dehumidifiers and air movers once the bulk of the excess water has gotten removed from the area. This extraction also provides an opportunity to see what materials might have become irreparably damaged through oversaturation, or what areas require more concentrated drying efforts to preserve.

It might not seem as though a toilet could cause all that much damage to your home, but when a supply line disconnects or breaks, things can turn catastrophic quickly. In an emergency, you can always depend on our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach rapid response team to arrive quickly and work fast to reduce the effects of the disaster in your home. We are available 24/7 by calling (561) 413-9754.

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Residential Water Cleanup In Boynton Beach

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Homes can flood from a hurricane or other extreme weather incident, but most residential water problems result from failed plumbing issues.

Residential Water Cleanup

Boynton Beach homes can flood from a hurricane or other extreme weather incident, but most residential water problems result from failed plumbing issues. Removing the water and restoring each home can be simpler than when it floods from rainwater, but there can still be problems depending on how it entered the home.

Tasks needed to complete a Boynton Beach home water cleanup are different if the water came from an inlet pipe, a split hose, or most other plumbing issues. The water from these sources is considered clean, and SERVPRO team members can begin removing water from inside the home immediately.

If the water entered the home through a backed up toilet, a sewer line, or a damaged septic tank, then it is contaminated with human waste and is designated as ‘black’ water, which poses a health threat to everyone in the home. Technicians don protective gear to include rubber boots, protective suits, and masks or breathing gear depending on the extent of the contamination. Team members then spray the water and nearby surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to reduce the health risk.

As SERVPRO team members remove this water, they pump it directly into the nearest sewer access point for disposal. If there is no sewer system nearby, then they pump all contaminated water into a tank truck for storage and delivery to a water treatment facility.

With clean water, technicians can draw water out of the carpets and then lift them to facilitate drying and then reattach them. Usually, we recommend removing and replacing the carpet pad since it is more expensive to spend the labor hours attempting to dry one than it is to purchase a new pad.

When the water is contaminated, the team leader knows to remove the carpet and dispose of it immediately. There is no way to guarantee that cleaning the carpet results in a 100 percent success and the risk to residents is too great to attempt anything else.

After removing the carpet, team members clean the wood or concrete floors using an anti-bacterial cleaner to kill any contamination and then use either a water extraction wand or a long-handled squeegee to remove surface water.

These are just the first steps that SERVPRO of Boynton Beach takes to return your home to a clean, safe condition. If you are dealing with the results of a recent water incident, call our office at (561) 413-9754 with questions, or to schedule a visit. We are here for you.

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Water Damage Experts From Boynton Beach Explain Deodorization Methods

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Regardless of the source of the water damage that you are facing, calling SERVPRO is a great choice for dealing with both odor and preventing mold.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage: Starting From Drying Out Services All the Way to Odor Removal

Whenever water enters a home in Boynton Beach, whether it is contaminated with harmful bacteria or not has to do with the source of the moisture. Water that leaks from freshwater pipes is clean and is considered clear or category 1 water. Moisture that comes from the outside or from sink drains may contain some bacteria and is classified as grey or category 2. If water containing mud from the outdoors gets into the house or a sewer line breaks, the water is considered to be highly contaminated with harmful bacteria and gets labeled as black water.
Any time moisture affects materials inside a structure, mildew-like odors can exist. When mitigating water damage in Boynton Beach, deodorization is the final step in the process. Grey and black water can also carry malodorous particles, and porous materials may have to be removed and replaced. When our SERVPRO technicians handle category 2, and 3 scenarios, deodorization occurs after all contaminated materials get removed.
When attempting to deodorize your house after water-related problems, various methods get implemented to make the home smell as clean as it did before the loss occurred. The first step to any deodorization process is to eliminate the source of the odor. When moisture is what is causing foul odors to exist, wet materials get vacuumed with advanced extraction equipment and dried out.
If pungent aromas are still present after moisture levels have returned to normal, various chemicals can get used to eliminate malodor particles. In affected areas of the carpet where lifting it up is not feasible, deodorant chemicals can be injected into the fabric with a syringe. Deodorant and disinfectant chemicals get sprayed using a hand pump or powered sprayer after damage occurs to help eliminate pungent odors and inhibit microbial growth.
In other situations, our SERVPRO restoration team uses ventilation methods and air scrubbing to reduce the presence of mildew-like fragrances. When odors remain in the air after the source of the foul smell gets removed, we can use heavy duty ventilating box fans to blow out the contaminated air. Air scrubbers can be set up to remove harmful particles from the building's airflow.
If one method of deodorization does not work, then other systems get implemented until the air smells fresh and clean. In many scenarios, chemicals with pleasant aromas get applied to mask unpleasant ones. If your home ever smells like mildew after a water leak, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 24/7.

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Water Damage Restoration in Boynton Beach After an Appliance Failure

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Appliance Causing Water Damage in Boynton Beach? Call SERVPRO for Extraction

Boynton Beach Properties Receive Rapid Water Removal from SERVPRO

Unwanted water in your house is never fun. Disaster can strike when the hose on your washing machine came loose while doing the laundry and now a large area of your home is covered with standing water. This water can damage your personal items such as photos, clothing, documents as well as harm the flooring, walls, and the appliance. Understandably, the ordeal can be highly frustrating and overwhelming. Quickly, if possible, turn off the electricity and the water supply line.

Now you have to deal with water damage in your Boynton Beach home after a long and tiring day. Acting fast is your best option for mitigating the damage. The large amount of standing water needs to be removed from the floor as soon as possible. Our skilled, licensed and highly trained SERVPRO technicians can be trusted to do the job, so contact us right away.

Upon arrival, we can inspect and assess the affected areas to determine what actions are needed to extract the water, and dry out your home to its preloss condition, if possible. We can set up truck-mounted and portable equipment to suction out the pooling liquid even as we move belongings away from the water. Heavy furniture can be placed on wood or foam blocks so that water does not wick into the wooden legs or soak the fabrics. We strive to restore and not replace furnishings, possessions, and building materials. Most water damaging events are not major with vast volumes of water requiring extraction, but large or small SERVPRO team members work hard to reduce adverse effects.

After the water has been extracted, the drying process can continue utilizing commercial grade equipment. We can strategically place air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers first to sweep moisture from the wet surfaces and then capture the water vapor. This method also helps to mitigate secondary damage (items not initially affected by the unwanted water) from occurring. These procedures include drying hidden pockets of moisture under the flooring, inside wall cavities, and other nooks and crannies. Mold can start to develop in 24-48 hours, so rapid drying reduces the chances of colonies forming.

Our SERVPRO of Boynton Beach team can clean up and restore your water damaged home so that you feel "Like it never even happened." Contact us at (561) 413-9754 for 24/7 service.

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Boynton Beach Water Damage Restoration Services

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Uses Pumps and Even Squeegees to Removal Water from Boynton Beach Homes and Condos

Rely on SERVPRO to Cleanup and Mitigate Damage to Your Boynton Beach Property

Water damage can have a profound impact on the condition of your home. As a Boynton Beach homeowner, it is vital to have access to information regarding the available water damage restoration companies operating in the area. A good organization should be in a position to respond to your call in the timeliest manner, day or night.  

SERVPRO uses various extraction resources that can address most of the complications from water damage that affect Boynton Beach residents. We have some of the most effective high-impact water extraction pumps that can get rid of tens of gallons of water that might have accessed your property. Amount of operational time depends on the volume of water in your home.
In addition to the pumps, we also have access to some of the latest technological solutions for water and moisture detection including infrared sensors. Our SERVPRO technicians use the sensors to detect water in hidden areas such as crevices, behind walls and other such areas that our technicians might not easily access. We use air movers to push dry, warm air into such areas making it possible for the water to be removed through evaporation.

Finally, our SERVPRO technicians also pay attention to the aspect of excess humidity. High humidity interferes with the quality of air in your house and can even encourage the growth of molds. Out team use dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air, and each of our machines can extract about 20 gallons of moisture content from the environment in a day. Most water and moisture removal entail deploying lighter equipment like wet-vacs and wands, Rovers, and even a mop and bucket. SERVPRO has a full array of dehumidifiers to expedite any type of water removal challenge.

Do not lose your cool whenever you experience water damage. Instead, contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 for the most efficient water damage and restoration services in town.

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