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Prompt Fire Damage Repair for Affected Properties

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged dryer sitting outside of home Should fire damage occur in you home, SERVPRO is standing by to help.

SERVPRO is Always Ready to Perform Fire Damage Restoration in Lake Worth Homes

Lake Worth is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Formerly known as Lake Worth, the city was named after the Lake Worth Lagoon, a water body along the eastern border. General William J. Worth, who led the U.S army during the Second Seminole War, named the lake after himself.

The city is located 64 miles north of Miami and hosts a population of 34,910 according to the U.S Census Bureau calculations of 2010. Lake Worth Beach is the principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. In 2015, the metro area hosted an estimated population of 6,012,331.

Places to visit in Lake Worth

The city provides tourists and residents all the water-soaked fun they need during a vacation. The 7 square mile city is between action-packed waterways in the palm beaches. Lake Worth Beach city has its unique charm that is worth discovering.

The city’s streets are palm-dotted and lined with: 

  • Eclectic boutiques
  • Restaurants with various local foods
  • Antique stores
  • Art galleries
  • Music venues

Attractive bed and breakfast facilities are on the quiet side of the city streets. In the same area, there is a historic playhouse that hosts Broadway and ballet. The roads are often packed with colorful events throughout the year. The most common events include the biggest LGBTQ celebrations in the region, the Palm Beach Pride, and Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival.

The city also boasts of a boater’s playground across Lake Worth Lagoon, which stretches to West Palm Beach, restaurants on the beach, a new fishing pier, and postcard-perfect shores where tourists and residents can enjoy the endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.

At Lake Osborne, one can enjoy the local side of Florida to the west. The well-stocked freshwater lake is perfect for fishing with piers and boat launching ramps at John Prince Memorial Park. For those who enjoy camping, the city has the best campground with tennis and volleyball courts, grills for a juicy steak, and everything else that can make your vacation in the Palm Beaches more pleasant.

One happening you should not miss is the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. During the event, the asphalt is transformed into a canvas in a temporary, open-air museum. The resident of the city also holds cultural activities around the tree-shaded square on Lucerne and Lake Avenues.

Golf enthusiasts can sink a birdie after going through Lake Worth’s golf courses. The city boasts of the 85 feet elevated Lake Worth Beach Golf Club, which provides beautiful views. Unfortunately, fires occur sometimes, leading to property damage and disruption of the usual way of life.

How SERVPRO restores fire-damaged properties in Lake Worth Beach

Immediately after receiving an emergency call from a property owner, we dispatch our team of responders right away. We get to the affected property within the shortest time possible to save as much stuff as possible.

Can property owners handle smoke and odor removal in unaffected areas?

Soot and smoke spread fast and can reach about anywhere, including the unaffected areas. Soot and smoke can cause damages such as:

  • Surface staining
  • Corrosion of metals
  • Discoloration

Our restorers use special cleaning techniques and solutions to clean the smoke residues from various surfaces. Our restorers are experienced and can respond to the challenges created when odors and smoke residues affect different surfaces and materials.

Do not let fire cause irreversible damage to your property. Act fast by contacting SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777 to get your property to its former glory within a brief period. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Start the New Year on A Healthy Footing with Twilight Yoga Near West Palm Beach

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

person doing yoga on beach at sunset Remedy for the stress of mold damage? Yoga and SERVPRO for mold damage remediation.

Relax and Enjoy Yoga in the West Palm Beach Area

Most of us feel the need to relax a bit after the festive season. Yoga is a gentle, ancient exercise technique that practitioners say is excellent for balancing body and mind. If you would like to engage in the calming effects of yoga this year, pop across to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse for a twilight yoga class.

  • Learn from experienced instructor Mary Veal.
  • Classes take place in the relaxing surroundings of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Deck.
  • Beginners and experienced practitioners are both very welcome.

Classes take place at 6 PM every Monday and cost $10. Please book ahead at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse website, as spaces are limited. Bring a yoga mat, water, and a face mask with you. 

Anybody who has visited a lighthouse knows they can get damp without care. Any home in the area can fall victim to mold, as mold is present in nature. If you need assistance with mold damage, call SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777.

Enjoying the Arts in Lake Worth with Paint Night at Rhum Shak

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Art instructor holding paint brushes in front of face. Did you have a flood in your crawl space? Call SERVPRO for the experience you need to restore your home to preloss condition.

Lake Worth, FL Residents Have Unique Paint Night Experiences Waiting for Them at Rhum Stark

Paint night evenings bring you the fantastic opportunity to take part in the creation of your artwork while under the guidance of a trained and experienced artist. Each week, Monday nights at Rhum Shark are the perfect time to join Ally for Paint Night in the Back of Shak. New and exciting items get introduced each week to spark imagination and creativity. This event is free of charge as long as you purchase a beverage or food while in attendance. Do not miss out on such a great opportunity to sip and paint with friends or family while meeting new people. 

  • Date: Monday, December 7, 2020, recurring each Monday evening
  • Time: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Where: Rhum Shak on 802 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth, Florida
  • Cost: Free with the purchase of food or beverages

Pre-registration is required. Contact the staff at the Rhum Shak for more details.

Arts and culture are critical, which we fully support here at SERVPRO of Lake Worth. Why call us for flooding removal in your crawlspace? Because we have the skills, experience, and methods proven to restore your home to preloss condition. We can deploy a crew to your property after giving us a call at (561) 588-9777.

Why Do Lake Worth Residents Need Skilled Water Mitigation When Faced with an Emergency Situation?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

photo of the boardwalk at Lake Worth pier. For your water damage emergencies call SERVPRO to mitigate your problem.

SERVPRO Creates a Customized Plan to Tackle Water Damage to Fully Restore Your Lake Worth, FL, Home 

Located just six miles to the north of Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, FL, is part of Palm Beach County. The city is also included in the metropolitan area of West Palm Beach-Boca Raton and is situated 58 miles to the north of bustling Miami, Florida. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, this area had a population of 34,894, which jumped up significantly as of July 2019, where the number comes in at an estimated 38,526.

Lake Worth, Florida, is Rich with Culture and Interesting History

At the turn of the century, Lake Worth was known by the name Jewel. In 1911, a landowner named Fannie James sold a substantial portion of the land to an entity known as Palm Beach Farms Company. At this same time, it was decided by William Greenwood and Harold Bryant that building a city that rested along the water would be best. Over time, a railway line opened up that connected Miami and West Palm Beach, when the area took on Lucerne's name. However, there was another area in Florida by that name, so it prompted a new name, which became Lake Worth.

What Makes Lake Worth, FL, So Unique?

Anyone living in and around the Lake Worth area will tell you that this is a quaint and colorful seaside community with seven square miles of beauty. The downtown area is hip and funky, with plenty of memorable events and cultural activities taking place at any given time. Each year, this city is home to the Street Painting Festival, where you will find tens of thousands of people get enticed to visit so they can experience chalk artists and incredible works. Not only that, but there are over one thousand historic cottages that are all painted using wonderful pastels to represent the DNA of the city itself.

As mentioned, there is never any shortage of things to do or experience when you are in this neck of the woods in the Sunshine State. Just a few of the fantastic attractions that are a must-see include:

  • Lake Worth Beach – When you want to enjoy the salty sea air or dig your toes into the sand, Lake Worth Beach is the ultimate destination. There is ample paid parking at affordable rates so that you can enjoy your time in the sun or heading out to do a bit of surfing. The beachfront is also dotted with fantastic eateries, a beautiful pier, and plenty of restroom facilities and changing stations for those who need it.
  • Lake Worth Farmers Market – Everyone loves to explore local vendors and fresh goods, which is why so many love to flock to the Lake Worth Farmers Market. Located on 1 Ocean Boulevard in the West Side, this destination is overflowing with a great assortment of vendors offering fresh fruits and veggies, prepared foods, and other goods from local artisans. 
  • Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts – Nestled in the heart of Lake Worth at the historic train depot, the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is a museum in the area that is wonderful for the family. This is a complex spanning 14,000 square feet and offering live demonstrations in the glass studio and displays from a broad range of artists. For those wishing to learn more, there are also 30 and 60-minute classes where participants have the chance to craft their own glass pieces to take home with them.

When it comes to living, working, and playing in Lake Worth, Florida, there is a lot to love. Visitors can experience all of the beaches while indulging in beach and water sports. Lake Worth Beach boasts pristine waters, and golf enthusiasts can practice their game at the West Palm Beach Golf Course, known for its sandy terrain. There are also plenty of stunning beaches in the area, nature trails, arcades for the whole family, and several beautiful parks where both kids and adults alike can participate in recreational activities. Locals also have plenty to look forward to when shopping at the famous Town and Country Shopping Center located on Lake Worth Road.

Climate is Yet Another Element to Love About Lake Worth

This little piece of the Sunshine State sees about 205 sunny days on average throughout the year. In addition to that, the month of July sees an average high of about 90 degrees. With a winter low coming in January that averages around 55 degrees. However, it is essential to note that there have been several weather events throughout history that have shaped the area of Lake Worth as it is known today. For example, there was a substantial flood in 1812 that brought on significant disruption to the city's progress and development.  

Why is it Important to Look to Professional Restoration for Water Mitigation When Your Lake Worth, Florida Home Has an Emergency?

Dozens of sources can bring water damage to your home, inside and out. If your Lake Worth property is subject to flooding, faulty appliances, a burst pipe, or another emergency, having skilled technicians handy to tackle the cleanup is crucial for the outcome – from both a financial and emotional standpoint. SERVPRO understands the urgency of any water emergency, which is why we are available 24 hours a day so that you can limit the impact of secondary damages. 

Once you call us, we arrive within hours to get started with water mitigation in Lake Worth. We act fast to:

  • Assess all of the current conditions throughout your home
  • Catalog all of the loss, including contents, building materials, and structural elements
  • Begin water extraction and drying efforts to facilitate rapid restoration
  • Offer controlled demolition, as needed, to make your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Many water emergencies call for experienced professionals to ensure that project goes as smoothly as possible. Rather than going the DIY cleanup route, SERVPRO of Lake Worth is available for all of your water mitigation needs. Call us at (561) 588-9777, and we will dispatch a crew to your door as soon as possible to formulate a plan and begin the process.

How Destructive Can a Sink Leak Become?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

leaking pipe under sink Small and large leaks can quickly cause damage to your home. Inspect your fixtures often for signs of leaks.

A Steady Leak from a Kitchen Fixture Can Compromise Many Structural Elements in West Palm Beach Condos  

Because you cannot plan for or entirely prevent water damage incidents in your West Palm Beach condo, understanding these events' impact on structural elements is critical. Even a seemingly inconsequential circumstance like a dripping plumbing fixture can lead to thoroughly saturated cabinets, flooring, and other kitchen elements.  

A persistent kitchen leak might not seem like devastating water damage for West Palm Beach condos. Still, over time, these conditions can deteriorate and erode impacted structural elements and installed kitchen fixtures. While our SERVPRO team has industry-leading drying and evaporation techniques to preserve and protect affected areas of your residence, prolonged exposure can reduce the probability of safeguarding these materials. Some of these include:  

  • Cabinets – When you have leaking pipes or fixtures, nearby materials can be the most compromised. Cabinets, especially particleboard backing materials, can deteriorate quickly with exposure to water.  
  • Counters – While many countertops have a finish that prevents water permeance, they must often be removed to replace damaged cabinets or provide more direct access for drying equipment.  
  • Plumbing Pieces – Identifying the problematic portions of broken or damaged plumbing not only resolves the leak impacting the kitchen but prevents recurring concerns and showcases other problem areas that might exist.  
  • Flooring - Engineered wood flooring is a polished, finished look to your kitchen but can be highly susceptible to standing water absorption. 

Replacing Structural Elements "Like it never even happened."  

With in-house contractors, we can identify what structural elements require removal and replacement with initial inspections. Controlled demolition practices ensure that we have a clear and dry foundation for replacing compromised materials and fixtures from your condo's kitchen.  

Water losses can be destructive to your condo, but the fast response of our SERVPRO of Lake Worth team can help. Contact us today at (561) 588-9777.

Is It Possible to Restore My Lake Worth Home After a Fire?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage home To schedule a response team visit for your home here or in West Palm Beach, call SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777 today.

Call SERVPRO to Restore Your Lake Worth Home and Its Contents

How Is SERVPRO A Better Option for Me?
Expertise in contents cleaning is why SERVPRO should be your choice for fire restoration in Lake Worth. Our specialists train extensively to clean and restore items many homeowners and residents often consider beyond saving. We cannot guarantee a perfect restoration, but our methods and equipment can get items as close to their original condition as possible.

What Items Can Your Specialists Restore?
Mattresses and Box Springs – Residents forget that these items were covered by sheets, blankets, and other bedding. The only exposed surfaces are usually the fabric sides (or ticking) of the box springs. Our restoration specialists can wipe down and clean these using most of the cleaners in our inventory since there are no colors to run and cause staining. Most mattress fabrics are colorfast, so specialists can use them with our Hot Water Extraction Method to successfully remove smoke residues and other particles as well.

Lampshades – For the average lampshade from a retail store it is probably cheaper to replace than restore it. For expensive items, the fabric is probably delicate enough to require a dry cleaning method using one of our solvents that removes smoke residues and other particles. This also prevents the fabric from pulling away from the frame and reduces water and rust stains.

Is That Everything?
No. SERVPRO specialists can also remove the smoke residues and burnt particles that can settle in rugs. Typically, the first order is to vacuum the fibers to remove loose soiling. The problem is worse here since they are also ground into the rugs by efforts to extinguish the fire. After identifying the type of fabric in the rug, they identify the best cleaner to use, and if an agitation device can be used along with a shampoo machine.

To schedule a response team visit for your home here or in West Palm Beach, call SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777 today.

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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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Some Steps Towards Water Damage Remediation in Lake Worth

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged living room with sofa and lamp There are times when you need professional water removal and remediation services. During those times, team SERVPRO is here for you.

Is Water Restoration Worth the Cost to Lake Worth Homes?

Professional restoration offers a fast, cost-effective approach versus DIY recovery options that Lake Worth homeowners might attempt after water damage.

Water loss incidents in Lake Worth present an immediate threat to homes because of the pace of water migration and the sensitivity of porous materials and flooring. Professional restoration like our SERVPRO team can help in direct ways by offering efficient extraction, drying, and recovery solutions.

Weighing in on the cost-effectiveness of professional restoration for water damage to Lake Worth homes begins with advanced technology and tools available to our technicians. Our team can stop the migration of water damage by implementing powerful drying tools like air movers and positive pressure systems in place. Our fast response to emergencies with these cutting-edge tools can effectively remove moisture from saturated materials and protect the contents of your home.

How Does Choosing SERVPRO Save Money? 

  • Fast, 24/7 Response to Emergencies
  • Experienced Professionals
  • Efficient, Proven Strategies for Drying and Restoration

Despite the availability of extractors and drying tools for homeowners, it is often still more cost-effective and thorough to trust in the experienced professionals of our SERVPRO of Lake Worth team. We can respond quickly to any water loss emergency to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (561) 588-9777.

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SERVPRO is a Go-To Essential Business in Lake Worth

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

male wearing blue gloves, spraying a white desk with a liquid Wonder if employees really clean the hard surfaces? Don't wonder. Call SERVPRO.

Everyone is Doing to Do Their Best to Stay Healthy and Prevent the Spread of Germs

When someone sneezes or coughs, although we are supposed to cough into our elbows, some people occasionally cover their mouths with their hands. Either way, a certain amount of droplets can still escape into the air from around the crook of the elbow or a hand and land on nearby surfaces. Microbes and viruses do not limit themselves to certain surfaces. From counters and doorknobs, frequent touch points with our hands include stair rails, tables, elevator buttons, keypads, and many other everyday places. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), illness-causing viruses may survive on a variety of surfaces from several hours up to several days.

SERVPRO can clean and apply a disinfectant to slow the spread of viruses in Lake Worth and surrounding areas. Our experience mitigating mold contamination and floodwater biohazards make us an ideal company to assist with home and business cleanup.

We begin by developing a checklist of all touch points that require the direct application EPA- registered products. We both spray and wipe surfaces to clean them and apply appropriate cleaning solutions to a number of ways to effectively treat walls, floors, furniture, and other surfaces. 

Protect your commercial and residential space. Call SERVPRO today - We are available 24/7/365, in Lake Worth, and the surrounding area at (561) 588-9777. You can count on us because, as our motto says, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We are open and ready to help you clean and disinfect your lake Worth area property. 

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Water Damage Issue In Lake Worth

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home We are available 24/7 for emergency services, and as always, we make it “Like it never even happened.”

Are You Dealing with a Lake Worth Water Damage Issue? Why Calling SERVPRO is the Smart Choice

For you to lessen the severity of a water loss situation, any potential issues must be fully contained within your home. Calling a team of professionals with the right training and equipment helps keep the need for replacing your belongings and interior materials to a minimum. SERVPRO is available to help whenever you are in a bind with water damage, and we can send a team out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To address water damage in Lake Worth, our team assesses the damage while putting a plan into action that keeps water from migrating to throughout your home. Once water seeps into different areas, it slows restoration, and the need for more sophisticated equipment or invasive measures heightens. To help stop the migration of water, SERVPRO technicians utilize light wad extractions that work on drying the outer regions of the space. Other equipment such as powerful industrial fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers are strategically-placed to facilitate airflow for thorough drying.

We Are Mindful Of Mold Growth
Microbe development is a potential problem with any water loss incident in the home. As living organisms, microbes thrive when given the right conditions. Excessive moisture is all that microbes need to leave behind massive damage to the porous materials found in your home. Our technicians work diligently to clean and disinfect all surfaces using specialized cleaning agents that help kill bacteria, inhibit mold growth, and stop the development of foul odors.

We Devise A Plan
Upon our arrival at your property, SERVPRO team members spring into action to assess your needs. Our trucks come loaded with all of the equipment and chemical compounds necessary for water cleanup, drying, and proper disinfection. After everything is dry and clean, we then apply anti-microbial compounds and disinfectants to your carpeting and upholstery with pressure sprayers or misters to finalize the job.

There is no project that is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Lake Worth. Our skilled water damage restoration team is ready to spring into action when you give us a call at (561) 588-9777. We are available 24/7 for emergency services, and as always, we make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Successful Shortcuts to Fire Damage Remediation in West Palm Beach

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

active fire in garage of a home Fireproof your garage as a preventative measure.  Should your garage suffer from a fire, call SERVPRO after the firefighters leave.

How to Prevent Fire Damage West Palm Beach Garages

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, January and February are the peak months for fire damage caused by garage fires in residential properties with electrical malfunctions being the culprit in the majority of these fire loss events. 

The reason fire damage in a West Palm Beach garage has the potential to leave behind so much damage is that many homeowners do not put heat alarms in their attached garages to give them early warning of a fire before it grows out of control. Overloaded electrical outlets combined with flammable substances such as gas for the mower, paint or varnish, and fertilizer can all contribute to making a small fire into a large scale home disaster. 


The technicians have extensive training for the best practices in the cleanup from fire loss for both the structure and contents. They have different cleaning agents and methods to release different kinds of smoke residue from surfaces and restore items to their preloss condition.

Tips for Preventing Fires in Garages

Some good practices to reduce the chance of a fire starting in your garage include: 

  • Store flammable materials such as gasoline, propane, and paints in a shed away from the house.
  • Store combustible items such as cleaning rags or paper away from appliances that could spark. 
  • Use only a single charging appliance in an outlet.
  • Do not plug extension cords or strip plugs into each other.
  • Remove clutter and store items in easy-to-move plastic bins.
  • Install a heat alarm instead of a smoke alarm in your garage, heat alarms response to rises temperature, and are not affected by humidity, dust, insects, or fumes. 
  • Do not fill portable gas cans in the garage as the fumes have the potential to collect.
  • If a flammable substance spills in the garage, clean it up as soon as possible. 

Fire damage needs professional cleanup and restoration for maximum protection against property and contents loss. Call SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777, their certified techs are available 24/7 to restore your home to its pre-fire condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Here Is Why Lake Worth Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Help

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

one tan dog and one white dog, both sitting Doggone It! Riley and Charlie Run the Show at SERVPRO of Lake Worth--Guaranteeing Premier Restoration Services

Professional SERVPRO Restoration Services for Lake Worth Homes

Our SERVPRO of Lake Worth team is one of the most versatile and capable restoration companies in the state. Our teams rely on innovative and efficient solutions to overcome the primary emergencies that impact our region (fire, mold, water, and storm losses.) We also have a complete roster boasting certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA), National Duct Cleaning Association (NDCA), and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI.)

Fire loss incidents make up a substantial percentage of the service calls that we answer throughout the Lake Worth area. We know how easily even small combustion scenarios can get out of hand, spreading soot and smoke effects throughout the property, so we have a fast response to these emergencies that showcases both our cutting-edge equipment and our expertise and training. We can get you back into your home quickly after a fire.

Our IICRC-Certified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and Odor Control Technicians (OCT) work to establish containment protocols beginning as soon as we arrive at a fire-damaged Lake Worth address. We have a full inventory of recovery, mitigation, and restoration tools that can help with debris removal, deodorization, cleaning, stain removal, and filter out toxic or noxious contaminants in the environment.

Fire damage in Lake Worth is rarely as concentrated and precise as even our technicians might like, and these disasters can often result in a loss of power to the structure. With the crippling Florida heat becoming a hazardous factor after a fire loss incident, our SERVPRO team arrives with a trailered 5-ton air conditioning unit and a generator that can run it and our advanced equipment to ensure that nothing slows the mitigation work that must occur.

As one of the leading remediation firms in Florida, we have seen thousands of loss situations both in Lake Worth and throughout our state. As detrimental as these circumstances can be, many home and business owners do not have a easy time identifying these threats when they are initially forming. Instead, they go unchecked and unresolved until the organisms have spread to the point where colonization has gotten out of control.

We have always shared a restoring before replacing mentality that also extends into the remediation work that we provide the Greater Lake Worth area. This commitment ensures that we do whatever we can to protect original materials and structural elements before allowing them to get demolished and later replaced. The recovery of these hosting materials requires multiple threats to get resolved, including drying out any moisture damage and removing the entire thriving organism from the organic matter. In some situations, the application of antimicrobial spray can be enough to quell this active colonization, but in other situations, more abrasive techniques like dry ice or soda blasting are necessary.

As an IICRC certified-firm, we have the personnel to address not only the mold damage in Lake Worth properties, but also any water restoration, premium cleaning, or further abatement that might be necessary as well.

You cannot expect success in the restoration industry like our Lake Worth team has seen without investing in the continued training and betterment of each division of the crew. With water losses being the most common of callouts that our professionals receive throughout the year, it stands to reason that this must be the area where the bulk of our training and continued education gets focused. We do not want to provide our customers with restoration technicians; we want to give them knowledgeable and friendly recovery experts.

While you might consider our IICRC certifications as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) sufficient for completing the work in your home, we address water damage in Lake Worth properties from every angle. In addition to the majority of our SERVPRO team having WRT endorsements, we can also dispatch professionals trained in:

-    Commercial Drying (CDS)
-    Floor Care (FCT)
-    Rug Cleaning (RCT)
-    Carpet Cleaning (CCT)
-    Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT)
-    Odor Control (OCT)
-    Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
-    Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT)

Much of the experience and confidence that our field technicians have comes from our flood house training. This regular work at our facility showcases multiple ways Lake Worth properties can suffer water loss, and the best practices and most effective recovery tools for every type of emergency.

There is no mistaking the severity of storm damage to Lake Worth homes that continues to occur regularly. Florida is one of the most hard-hit states with disasters like hurricanes and tropical storms, which can destroy homes or cripple their structural integrity over a brief period of exposure. Having a team of professionals that can respond quickly in these scenarios is not about preventing the disaster or its effects, but instead protecting your investments as best as possible and preserving your memories by removing irreplaceable possessions and keepsakes amid the crisis.

We have provided disaster relief throughout the state for four major hurricanes over recent years, making us an ideal choice for any disasters or their effects that come next. We have the support of sister franchises that work together to approach large loss scenarios, some more than 12,000 square feet.

We pride ourselves on not just having the ideal tools and equipment for storm damage recovery in Lake Worth and beyond, but having more than what we might need to never fall short of the expectations of our customers or the assistance we can provide them. That shows up in service vehicles like our 40’ RVs that provide temporary housing and command centers for our National Recovery Team wherever they go.

We know how threatening all loss incidents can be to your home or business, and without fast mitigation and restoration services, the situation can become even more time-consuming and costly. You can depend on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Lake Worth professionals to help you through every emergency and return your property to preloss condition fast. Give us a call today at (561) 588-9777.

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Why SERVPRO Is the Answer to Water Damaged Hardwood Floors in West Palm Beach

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

You will understand why, when you call SERVPRO for your water damage.

No matter how your water damage happened, we will help.

Flooring takes a beating when water intrudes into your West Palm Beach home. It provides a highway for the water spreading from a broken pipe, an overflowing tub or sink, a malfunctioning appliance, or another type of water loss. Your first inclination is often to throw down a few towels and “finish” the job with a mop or shop vac. Your efforts, although valiant, are unfortunately likely to be inadequate. Avoid a nasty surprise down the road by asking us to evaluate the situation soon after the water emergency.

When water damages West Palm Beach floors, the materials used to construct this essential housing fixture must guide appropriate responses. Hardwood floors are beautiful and somewhat able to shed water on the surface. Their ability, particularly when finished with water-resistant substances, to appear untouched after a quick mopping up can distract from damage happening below your feet.

Our SERVPRO crews have answered the call to rescue damage hardwood floors days or weeks after the initial water loss. Over time the water you do not see after wiping off the spill or flooding causes damage to the subfloor materials and the underside of the hardwood planks. Water percolates between the joints and at the baseboard. Failing to account for this means the moisture persists, saturating the planks from the bottom. 

Terms like “cupping” and “crowning” now become part of the discussion. When hardwood absorbs water from below it swells, each length confined by the boards adjacent and constrained by a waterproof topcoat. The planks deform, either pushing up at the center (crowning) or at each long edge (cupping). In severe cases, the floor “buckles,” the planks pulling up and away from the substrate. Sometimes the wavy floor can be repaired by sanding. Other times it must be replaced.

Either way, SERVPRO technicians must remove the moisture from all layers of flooring fast. Employing negative air pressure by attaching floor mats to the surface and connecting them by hoses to powerful extractors is a preferred method. It pulls water from several layers, reducing the moisture content to normal levels as determined by metering quickly. 

Avoid the heartbreak of ruined hardwood by consulting with SERVPRO of Lake Worth immediately after water spreads across your floors. No job at your home  is too big or too small, and we look forward to helping after your call at (561) 588-9777.

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Why Stress Over Water Damage Remediation in Your West Palm Beach Home?

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Your home can quickly be taken over by water damage. Contact the professionals today for remediation assistance.

Water Damage Above and Below in West Palm Beach Home

This part of Florida is no stranger to high humidity, and that makes it even more crucial to act as quickly as possible when there is water damage. It is even more so when water loss events happen in an upstairs bathroom and make its way into floor joists and even the ceiling below.

When SERVPRO handled water damage in a West Palm Beach bathroom from an overflowed bathtub, we needed to attack the problem from above and below. Water ran under the tile flooring into the floor joists and dripped through the ceiling into the kitchen below as confirmed by our moisture detection probes and thermal imaging. We used portable pumps to extract as much moisture as possible so we could lessen the time the drying phase of restoration services would take.

Why SERVPRO? We know it is vital to get excessive moisture removed and dried as quickly as possible to avoid additional problems such as mold or weakening of building materials that later need replacing. We are based locally and can be on site soon after your call to help lessen losses through restoration and proprietary cleaning methods.

Our technicians set up air movers and dehumidifiers in the bathroom above to dry the flooring. To address the floor joists and ceiling, we drilled weep holes in the ceiling to allow greater airflow and fashioned a unique configuration using stiff plastic to create a plastic tube to force air from our air movers downstairs into the weep holes to deliver large quantities of air into the space to dry it thoroughly.

Once the water loss areas attained drying goals as confirmed with our detection equipment, we cleaned and disinfected the bathroom and kitchen. Our technicians paid particular attention to ensuring humidity levels in the bathroom and kitchen were well under ideal conditions for mold to become an issue from this event.

When water damage strikes, contact SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777 for fast cleanup and restoration. We are local and arrive quickly whether the damage is in part of a room or an entire home affected, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Why Try And Handle Water Damage Remediation in Your Lake Worth Home Alone?

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can sneak up on you in your Lake Worth home. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today.

Best Tools and Products to Help Mold-Damaged Lake Worth Homes

The discovery of mold growth in your Lake Worth property can often be stressful for a homeowner, especially one who understands the severity of this situation. Colonization can quickly spread throughout a property, moving far beyond the origin point to spread to new materials, contents, and areas of your house. Combatting the effects of this spreading organism can be challenging and requires the expertise and equipment of our skilled Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Finding the right approach to contending with mold damage in your Lake Worth home takes careful consideration. With the appropriate tools, products, and tactics, many lightly or currently unaffected materials can avoid removal and replacement by our SERVPRO team. As with all of our recovery projects, the best way to fully understand the work to get done on the site is to start with a careful evaluation of the scope of the damage.

The removal of colonies is the only way to protect and preserve affected materials that have not become too badly damaged to save. There are multiple solutions for decolonization, among the most immediate and broadly effective of these being media blasting. With different products from shells to soda, we can use abrasive cleaning approaches to remove the entire hyphae of an organism.

Our SERVPRO professionals also arrive with state-of-the-art cleaning, disinfecting, and antimicrobial sprays and products. Each of these agents plays a critical role in the cleaning and recovery of affected surfaces, contents, and materials throughout your mold-damaged house. These same products can also help to make surfaces uninhabitable against spreading colonization and active mold spores in a damp environment.

We strive to provide our customers with a comprehensive and thorough experience when removing mold colonization from their home and restoring the damaging effects these organisms can cause. You can count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Lake Worth team to make mold growth “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (561) 588-9777.

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We're Your Best Option When Dealing With A Water Damage Incident In Your West Palm Beach Home

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

We can have your home dry and safe again in no time when you call us at (561) 588-9777.

Why SERVPRO Is The Popular Choice For Water Cleanup In West Palm Beach

If you have noticed spots on your ceiling in your West Palm Beach home that you do not recognize, you want to take immediate action to see what the problem is. Spotting like this indicates you have a leak somewhere, and if it has leaked there once, it can happen again and create a more significant problem.

If a ceiling leak has caused water to pool into your home, you need water cleanup services in West Palm Beach right away before more problems arise. SERVPRO is a professional remediation company who understands that any water damage loss requires fast action. Therefore, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, so it is easy to see why SERVPRO is a popular choice for water damage emergencies of all kinds.

There are various reasons why your ceiling could be leaking, including a leaky roof. Heavy wind storms can blow shingles off the roof, or your roof may just be told old to keep the water away. Your roof needs to be inspected regularly by a professional so look for any damages. Your gutters also should be checked. If they become clogged by leaves and other debris, it changes the flow of water with enough force that it can enter your home.

Airflow is one of the essential tools that SERVPRO techs use to restore water damage. Drying your structure effectively requires knowing the right techniques for using airflow. In the case of your ceiling, the airflow from air movers must be directed across the wet ceiling to evaporate any moisture. Doing so circulates the warm air which has risen to the ceiling. For drop ceilings, we open a few panels on either end and then direct the airflow into these areas.

Additional issues that can cause leaking in your ceiling include leaky pipes. Leaky pipes are many times the most dangerous water leak since even the tiniest hole can flood your ceiling with many gallons of water per day. Old pipes or pipes which were not correctly installed or secured can cause these issues.

If an upstairs bathroom is not waterproofed correctly with the right sealant or caulk, this can also be a significant reason for water damage in your ceiling and can also damage the room below. Also, if you have a laundry room upstairs, a leaking washing machine creates massive damage when it leaks many gallons at once.

SERVPRO of Lake Worth is always available to help you with a water damage emergency in your home in Manalapan, Hypoluxo, or Ocean Ridge. We can have your home dry and safe again in no time when you call us at (561) 588-9777.

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