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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

7/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Talks About Hurricane Damage in Lake Worth 

With Hurricane Irma in our rearview mirror, it’s easy for many Florida residents to forget how scary and dangerous hurricane season can be. February is a great time to remind yourself and your family members of how vital storm preparation is for safeguarding your home and keeping your loved ones protected. While summer is often the season most associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, and all types of storms, it is essential to keep in mind that the spring season also brings with it the threat of intense storms. The reality is that Florida sustains more hits from hurricanes than any other state in the country. Living in the Sunshine State has many, many perks, but regular hurricanes near Lake Worth are certainly one of the negatives to residing here. 

Understanding some basic facts about Florida storms is essential in being prepared both physically and mentally for an unexpected hurricane or tornado. Consider the following fast facts on Florida storms: 

  • Hurricane Irma made landfall at 115 knots in Cudjoe Key
  • Anything above a Category 3 composes a to be a major hurricane
  • When tornadoes take place in the spring season, they are more likely to strike at night
  • A tornado can form inside of a hurricane
  • In any given moment around 1,800 thunderstorms are happening around the globe
  • Thunderstorm clouds can reach more than 20,000 feet high
  • Moisture, unstable air, and lift create the basic thunderstorm
  • Cumulonimbus clouds produce thunderstorms
  • Lightning due to thunderstorms kills more people each year than tornadoes do
  • A “derecho” refers to a severe storm encompassing a large area, including high winds, and lasts a long time 

Being prepared in the event of an unexpected storm is imperative. SERVPRO of Lake Worth responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Lake Worth home or business back to pre-storm condition. Contact us at (561) 588-9777. 

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How do Plumbing Failures Cause Water Damage?

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Water spewing from burst copper pipe SERVPRO of Lake Worth is available 24/7 for all of your water loss restoration needs.

SERVPRO has the Know How to Remediate Water Damage in West Palm Beach 

Whether your West Palm Beach home suffers from a sudden plumbing emergency or the long-term effects of an unnoticed slow leak fast and expert help delivers a superior result. Although it might seem like the harm from a smaller leak is easily managed with do-it-yourself efforts, the reality is any water loss needs assessment and then mitigation by trained disaster restoration technicians. Our team is reliable, insightful, and an industry leader.  

Water damage inflicts far-reaching effects on your West Palm Beach abode. With a water emergency, the visible issues are often just a glimpse of a much more severe and progressively destructive problem. Professional evaluation, project planning, and implementation of the tasks required can restore and preserve the integrity and comfort of your home.  

When the SERVPRO team arrives, an experienced project manager inspects the scene. We map out the extent of the water damage, which frequently involves using advanced technology like thermal scanning. Trapped water under cabinets or behind walls can complicate what seems like minor damage from a loose connection or cracked pipe or hose. More major flooding, such as that from a broken water heater, also migrates into cracks and crevices. Our professionals know how to locate all the excess moisture to ensure our efforts completely solve the problem. 

Standing water more in-depth than a couple of inches removes quickly with our submersible pumps. Wanded extractors take over, more efficient at pulling moisture spread over vast expanses and joints between floors and walls. SERVPRO service vehicles carry these tools as well as more specialized equipment like floor mats utilizing a negative pressure system to suction water up from several layers of hardwood and subflooring.  

Our IICRC-trained technicians take moisture measurements of the building materials affected to inform our determination of drying goals. After removing the liquid, the SERVPRO green trucks provide air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. They assist in pulling moisture out of porous structural components into the air as vapor and then condensing or absorbing the vapor for removal.  

Making it, “Like it never even happened,” demands precise moisture measurement, skilled water cleanup, and thorough structural drying courtesy of the professionals at SERVPRO of Lake Worth. Schedule an assessment by calling us 24/7 at (561) 588-9777.  

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What Is the Best Way to Remove Water Odor from My Home?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

docked boats at harbor, tropical Flooding in West Palm Beach, Boats, Houses, or Condos--Rely on SERVPRO for Damage Control and Restoration

SERVPRO has multiple applications to neutralize odors in West Palm Beach Houses

Nearly everyone in this part of Florida, West Palm Beach, has dealt with some level of flooding in their homes and many people can attest that the odor post-water loss is one of the worst things to deal with. This can get compounded as something even worse when the water contains sewage or other stinky elements. Because flood water has the potential to be harmful to come into contact with and SERVPRO techs wear head to toe protective clothing when performing restoration services in local properties.

Are My Carpet and Furniture Automatically a Loss if They Have Flood Damage?

In the majority of situations where SERVPRO handles flood damage cleanup in West Palm Beach homes, porous items such as carpet, cushions, or upholstered furnishings require discarding as there is no way to restore them to a sanitary standard for reuse within the home.

Carpets can be injurious to move when wet due to its weight, so the technicians need to remove the water beforehand. Once the water gets extracted as much as possible, the carpet gets cut into manageable strips and disposed of according to local sanitary regulations.

Non-porous items that may respond to deep cleaning methods such as immersion cleaning, may have restoration potential for reuse within the home. SERVPRO techs inspect each item in the loss area methodically and nothing gets disposed of without approval from the adjuster or property owner. The techs are happy to work directly with the insurance adjuster as needed, and this also ensures that all the work done during the cleanup gets approved as being within the scope of coverage so there are not any surprise out-of-pocket expenses for cleaning up the flood loss.

Controlled Demolition is a Common Part of Flood Loss Cleanup 

It is hard to believe half an inch of water can do the amount of damage it has the potential to leave behind. It can:   

  • Wick into sheetrock and cause buckling and warping
  • Delaminate tile
  • Ruin carpet and padding
  • Seep under floor covering and saturate the subfloor

Measures that SERVPRO techs take against this type of loss to the structure include:   

  • Drilling weep holes for drainage in walls and baseboards
  • Removal of baseboards to open up floor joints for extraction and drying
  • Flood cuts to quickly remove damaged sheetrock above the waterline

Mold is Always a Concern After Flood Loss 

SERVPRO technicians have an extensive library of information and training in the fight against mold infestations post-flood. Because of the elevated interior humidity, and warmer year-round temps in Florida, it creates a perfect breeding ground for naturally occurring mold spores to germinate and spread rapidly.

When drying the property, the techs take air moisture readings to determine the current percentages and develop a drying goal that is below sustainable levels for mold growth. During the drying process, readings get taken at regular intervals to ensure that the interior humidity levels are on track. Once the interior gets dried, proactive treatments to inhibit any mold growth through the use of antimicrobial cleaning agents and sealants.

Prepping the Property for Needed Repairs 

Several actions go into the preparation of the structure for repairs or reconstruction needed to bring the home to its pre-flood loss condition. Getting rid of ruined building materials and contents assists in lowering the foul odors but residual odors may remain even after the structure shows as dry on the meter readings. To leave the structure odor-free, the techs use a variety of odor control methods to neutralize unpleasant scents left behind. One of the go-to pieces of equipment is the Hydroxyl Generator which works exactly like leaving laundry in the sun to kill odors using the same UV rays. Best of all, as this machine converts airborne molecules, it is completely safe around people, pets and plants. Thermal fogging requires no one else is on-site while it gets used, but it is very effective for getting rid of otherwise embedded odors and making them nonexistent. Since both of these odor control methods work to change the odorous particulate at the molecular level, the scents never return.

The loss area also gets thorough hand-cleaning from the techs using their proprietary cleaners. Depending on the surfaces getting cleaned - different solutions get used. For example, an antibacterial for counters and specialized formulas for other types of surfaces.

SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777 brings the professional tools and experience to eliminate the problems flood damage brings to a home and restores the property to its pre-water loss condition.

Does Water Intrusion Disappear by Itself in my Palm Beach Home?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home Enacting water restoration early on can help you to avoid further costs in the future.

Without Addressing the Root Cause of a Water Issue, your Palm Beach Home Can Continue to Sustain Harm

How long should I wait before calling professional restorers?

A water issue in your property is only going to get worse without professional intervention from a certified Palm Beach restorer. Property restoration can seem like an inconvenience to your everyday life, often causing homeowners to avoid the problem or hope it disappears by itself. In our experience, minor property leakages can undergo quick restoration causing minimum inconvenience to the homeowner. However, a long-term water exposure issue can cause structural harm or mold infestation and could force a temporary move out. SERVPRO can reduce future losses in your home by performing timely mitigation and restoration.

How can I dry beneath a wet carpet?

Carpet cleaning is a common requirement when using water damage restoration services here in Palm Beach. Sometimes it can be time-consuming to lift a carpet from the floor altogether because it requires moving furniture and other items out of the affected area. One workaround for dealing with wet carpets is to float the carpet. Floating a carpet involves detaching it from the seams and baseboard before placing the supply of an air-mover beneath the carpet. Centrifugal air-movers are powerful enough to circulate warm, dry air beneath the carpet, restoring the underside and the subfloor below. If possible, SERVPRO technicians use carpet floating to reduce the inconvenience to a homeowner as well as the overall time-frame of restoration.

What restoration is available for wet carpets?

    •    Removal, disposal, and replacement of a damp carpet pad
    •    Thorough drying and pre-conditioning of the carpet fibers
    •    Buffering to return carpet fibers to their preloss condition

Enacting water restoration early on can help you to avoid further costs in the future. Contact SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777.

Am I Ready for Storms and Flooding in West Palm Beach This Hurricane Season?

6/7/2020 (Permalink)

flooding outside a Florida residence after a storm Storms can bring flooding and flood damage into your home. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for expert water removal services.

Choose SERVPRO Before the Winds Blow, and Know You Have a Restoration Industry Leader on Your Side When Heavy Weather Hits West Palm Beach

Even if you have dodged the worst outcomes in previous seasons, you cannot predict the time you and your family might be dealing with significant storm-related flooding. In addition to following advice about proactive preparations to minimize the impact on your home’s structure and plan for your family’s safety, you need a name and number to call to get help with flood loss.

What Is the Best Flood Restoration Company for Residential Disasters?

You need a company that prioritizes your situation when storms cause flood damage in West Palm Beach. We promise to deliver the workforce and equipment scalability to help you plus other residents and neighboring businesses in our community promptly during storm flooding. Reliability and follow through on a promise of clear communication are musts.

What Kind of Training Should I Look for in a Restoration Company?

SERVPRO’s managers and technicians trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) are crucial components in your restoration plan. Our employees learn on-site assessment approaches, site safety and securing protocols, and flood cleanup and structural drying best practices. The work we do for you is consistent and appropriate to the severity of damage we observe in your home. Even as we handle many projects after a storm, we individualize your plan, completing it on time and in a professional manner.

What Kind of Community Commitment Should I Expect?

Our firm represents the culmination of our owner's 30-plus years of devotion and experience in consumer assistance industries in our region. Be confident that we are here to help you today, and intend to be available for questions and issues in the future.

SERVPRO of Lake Worth has the resources to assist the communities we serve in real-time as the storm blows over, and flooding needs a professional response. Call (561) 588-9777 to consult with our team about how we can help today.

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How do I remove smoke residues from walls, floors, and ceilings in Lake Worth?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Big fumes of smoke coming out of the second floor of a residential building Controlling soots and smokes, as well as their accompanying odors is a challenge.

Get rid of smoke residues in your Lake Worth home for good using SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FRST)

Getting rid of smoke residues effectively is a challenge for most homeowners without a sound knowledge of how carbon reacts and bonds with surfaces. Using a Lake Worth restoration service can ensure that fire is reduced due to efficient procedures. While waiting for an FRST technician, you may feel inclined to address some of the damages yourself. We recommend light vacuuming on spots that show light to moderate soiling, ventilate the space by opening windows, and lay sheeting over the flooring, carpets, and furnishings, which can protect them from falling soots. Before you begin any mitigative proceedings, you must address potential safety hazards by switching off power or gas to the affected area.

Why are cleaning soot and smoke so tricky?

Cleaning soots from a fireplace or flue is not the same as cleaning smoke residues from walls. The challenge in restoring soots and smoke residues in your Lake Worth comes from soots bonding at high temperatures with the surfaces on walls and ceilings. Removing bonded soots can be exceptionally challenging without damaging the paintwork, or drywall beneath. Where the composite of soots includes animal fats, fuels, or grease, these deposits may not mix with water leading to a homeowner just spreading soots further around when trying to clean. Spreading soots around or mixing them with water can cause further expense and increase the timeframe of restoration.

How do soots bond with surfaces?

 When a fire starts, hot air rises rapidly, creating a vector current of cooler air beneath. In an enclosed space, this phenomenon can result in a significant amount of pressure. Combusting materials release hot soots into the enclosed, which are pushed against surfaces rapidly. In some situations, the pressure and temperature may wear away at the finish or varnish of appliances and woodwork. In other situations, soots may be pushed into paintwork or even drywall beneath. When these phenomena happen, you are dealing with bonded soots and, in most situations, may require powerful chemical agents to remove them.

How can you get rid of soots that are stuck to the wall?

    •    Using agitative or aggressive cleaning methods including steel sponges
    •    Machinery that files down surface layers removing both soot and material to leave behind a smooth finish for repainting or varnishing
    •    Chemical solvents which can dissolve the soiling and suspend it until washed off

What kind of machinery can I use to get rid of soot?

Abrasive mechanical equipment can be used to remove severe smoke residues or charring from the outer layers of furniture and structure. This equipment may include angle grinders fitted with light sandpaper. Alternative soda blasting can be very effective at cleaning moderate damages without necessarily impacting the walls underneath. SERVPRO technicians adopt abrasive restoration means like these as a last resort. However, one advantage of such techniques is that the surface restores to a smooth, like-new condition and is responsive to refinishing or varnishing. Refinishing walls can have odor control benefits if you use an odor sealant primer that can trap and retain unpleasant burnt smells.

How can I tell what kind of smoke damage I have?

    •    Light to moderate smoke residues barely standout against clean surfaces and are composed of dry soots. Dry vacuuming and light wet cleaning can be effective on light smoke residues
    •    Moderate smoke residues are darker in color and may have multiple layers of soots from dry and wet smokes to bonded soots.
    •    Severe smoke residues are usually greasy in texture and odorous. Using harsh chemical agents or removing the material altogether may be the only options for restoring severe soiling

How much should you ventilate a space after a fire?

Smoke can leave behind stubborn odors. Equally, chemical agents that we use to remove smokes can have pungent odors, while deodorant solvents can be unhealthy to inhale in high concentrations. Ventilating space relies on creating an air exchange between indoor air and clean air. SERVPRO can exchange the air in a space up to sixty times before clearing it for safe entry. We achieve this by setting up box vent fans in the property and opening windows; this process is known as open-system ventilation. It may not always be appropriate to perform open-system ventilation, in which case, our technicians can deploy air-filtration devices to filter and clean air in an enclosed environment; This process is closed-system ventilation.

Controlling soots and smokes, as well as their accompanying odors is a challenge. You may need to use powerful mechanical equipment and chemical agents to get your home back to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777 for expert solutions.

How Can I Get the Water Out of My Carpet?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water removal from carpet Water damage in your Lake Worth home? Don’t let moisture take over, call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO techs have the advanced equipment to restore the carpets in Lake Worth properties.

Many factors determine how much restoration potential a carpet has after a water loss in the home. It is important to begin cleanup efforts as rapidly as possible before the water has a chance to migrate under the carpet and into the subfloor or lower levels of your property. The longer the mitigation efforts get delayed, the more potential for secondary losses. 

Does My Carpet Have Water Damage If It Feels Dry But Smells Musty?

You may have water damage in your Lake Worth carpet if you notice it feels dry to the touch, but you smell a steady musty odor. This is often the result of drying only the top of the carpet fibers, and the pad and/or backing remain damp before. This can create a perfect environment for mold spore germination as well as deteriorate the carpet backing and padding underneath. 

When SERVPRO technicians handle wet carpet, they perform multiple applications to ensure the best outcome, including: 

  • Testing the carpet fibers to choose the best cleaning agents
  • Extraction using professional equipment for maximum moisture removal
  • Drying using high-velocity air movers and pull out any embedded moisture left behind
  • Deep steam cleaning to remove water spots and sanitize the carpet

Specialized Drying Techniques Dry the Underside of Carpet

SERVPRO techs dry carpet from the bottom up when necessary. They loosen one side and use the air movers to direct the flow underneath. Other methods involve putting plastic barriers over the specific loss area and forcing warm, dry air into that space only. 

As the first sign of water damage, contact SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777. The certified technicians are available 24/7 to assist local homeowners with any size water loss. 

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Lake Worth, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Lake Worth today at (561) 588-9777 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Can I Save My Carpet After a Water Emergency in Lake Worth?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

carpet being removed form floor after water damage Water damage can cause many problems in your house, and permanent damage to your items. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Provides Expert Cleaning and Water Damage Restoration to Help Save the Carpeting in Your Lake Worth Home

Your interior may be in dire need of cleaning and restoration once you have a water loss incident. Our IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO can help with all of the professional cleaning services necessary to restore your interior fully. If you have saturated carpeting, you can rest assured that our specialized techniques and powerful equipment that brings them back to like-new condition, whenever possible.

Why Call Your Team for Restoration Services?

When your carpets suffer water damage in Lake Worth, we start with a full assessment right at the source of the water loss. We address higher concentrations of water first, then move toward locating any areas where the water migrated to find hidden pockets of moisture. Carpets take special consideration when impacted by water loss for several reasons:

  •   Carpets of all kinds can absorb a significant volume of standing water
  •   Carpets are susceptible to lingering residues and staining without prompt cleaning
  •   Carpets soaked with black water must be removed and replaced to eliminate health hazards

Why Are Your Tools Better Than My Wet/Dry Vacuum?

SERVPRO technicians come fully equipped with advanced strategies and industrial-strength equipment. Not only do we pull up all standing water, but we also have rovers that push down on the carpet to pull up even more moisture. When then use a combination drying technique that includes the use of powerful fans, air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your interior while bringing down the relative humidity in the water loss zone.

For carpets that require specialized attention, we also use hot water extraction or bonnet cleaning. All of these measures are to make your interior and carpeting, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Lake Worth is the team to call when you need prompt water damage mitigation. Call us at (561) 588-9777, so we can send a team to you as soon as possible!

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Does My Lake Worth Business Need Professional Water Cleanup?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooded office with many computer desks Water damage in your office can certainly halt necessary work. Contact our certified technicians for water removal and remediation efforts.

Water Damage Worsens Unless Addressed with Professional Techniques – Contact SERVPRO to Restore Your Lake Worth Office Building

Water may end up saturating the interior of your Lake Worth office building for many reasons. You could have had a plumbing issue in one of the bathrooms, or a pipe may have burst overnight. No matter what the cause, even a small amount of water must be thoroughly cleaned up before it turns into a significant issue. Any DIY efforts may leave hidden moisture that could deteriorate structural materials or bring about dangerous mold and mildew growth.

Why Can’t I Have My Janitorial Crew Clean Up the Water?

If you are unsure if you need skilled technicians to help with the commercial water damage in Lake Worth you are experiencing; you can ask yourself a few questions:

  •   Are there any chemicals or sewage that may be in the water?
  •   Did any water come from under baseboards or cabinets located in your office space?
  •   Could the water have seeped under the flooring?
  •   Do you see signs that the sheetrock within your building seems to be buckling or wet?
  •   Is there a damaged window, skylight, or a portion of the roof?

Answering yes to one or more of these questions tells you that it is better to call in the assistance of trained professionals to address your commercial water mitigation needs. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians that come to your business for an emergency 24/7 to take care of the restoration process from start to finish.

How Can I Tell Where the Water May Have Moved To?

With any water loss incident in Lake worth, it migrates quickly to other areas, generally following the path of least resistance. Our team has extensive training to address water damage and know all of the common areas where hidden moisture lurks. To help us check for moisture, our trucks are equipped with professional detection equipment that allows us to scope your commercial space to determine what areas need the most attention. This advanced technology allows our technicians to seek out moisture under floors and behind walls without the need for total removal.

Will Water Damage Ruin the Carpets Throughout the Office?

In many cases, water loss involving carpet depends on the length of time that the materials have been saturated. Additionally, carpets are crafted from different types of fibers, and reactions may vary from one type to the next. For example, some carpets may bleed from the dyes used, or they could shrink or disintegrate with water saturation. Our skilled technicians will test the carpets to determine materials as well as the type of water impacting them. What this does is give us the necessary information to select the best possible methods for restoration after water extraction is complete.

What Do You Use for Water Cleanup?

With a slight water loss incident, our team may be able to work with wet/dry vacuums as well as industrial fans. More significant water loss or an event where the water has been standing for a more extended period of time calls for more involved measures. Our technicians use a wide range of advanced tools for water extraction, including:

  •   Truck-mounted extraction units allow us to remove hundreds to thousands of gallons of water quickly
  •   Submersible pumps are available if the water within your office building is more than two inches deep
  •   Squeegees and mops are always on hand to facilitate drying throughout your facility 

What if the Water is Coming from an Overflowing Toilet?

Not only is wastewater from a toilet messy and foul-smelling, but this blackwater must be addressed by professionals to ensure proper safety protocols are met. Until we arrive at your building, it is best to close off the area of loss to any foot traffic. If possible, put down rags to help absorb any water. Always avoid mopping because this can spread the contaminated water.

Once SERVPRO arrives, we can test the water to determine the level of bacteria and pathogens present. This allows us to select the best anti-microbial and anti-bacterial treatment. Because any airborne moisture droplets from blackwater can be harmful, our team wears full personal protective gear (PPE), which includes respiration equipment. During the cleanup, air scrubbers may be used that helps us to capture any airborne contaminants and improve upon the air quality throughout the mitigation process.

We Leave Everything Clean and Disinfected

Our team understands how vital safety is for your staff as well as any clients and vendors that enter your commercial space. You can feel confident that everything will be properly cleaned and disinfected using EPA-registered cleaning agents before the completion of water damage restoration. These specialized cleaning agents not only help to inhibit mold and mildew growth, but they also cut back on odors often brought about by water loss incidents.

Whenever you need us for commercial water damage service, SERVPRO of Lake Worth is here to assist. We can be reached 24/7 by calling (561) 588-9777, and we send a team out promptly to make it “Like it never even happened.”