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High-Rise Building Damage in South Beach?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

A bird’s eye view of coastal South Beach, Florida is shown with many high-rise buildings dotting the shoreline. No job is too big for us in Miami Beach!

The High Cost of High-Rise Property Damage

According to research published by the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), firefighters in the U.S. respond to about 14,500 structure fires in high-rise buildings each year amounting to about $154 million in direct property damage. The report identifies five main categories of high-rise fire damage as follows:

  • Apartments or other multi-family housing (62 percent)
  • Hotels (4 percent)
  • Dormitories (4 percent)
  • Offices (2 percent)
  • Facilities that care for the sick (2 percent)

No Job is Too Big

Fortunately for South Beach hotels, schools, government agencies, and commercial businesses, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has access to an elite team of large loss specialists through our Commercial Large Loss Division that works with clients such as:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

This division was developed to save our clients time and money through the strategic location of specialized recovery teams situated throughout the nation. Every large loss job has an operations manager that serves as your key contact who will quickly mobilize a team to immediately begin the damage mitigation process and see the job through to completion.

Call Us Today

If your commercial business suffers property damage of any size, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants to help. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll provide commercial cleanup and restoration services in South Beach “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Office Break In in Miami Beach?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

The shadow of a hand is shown reaching through a broken window next to a computer keyboard in an office. We respond to emergency property damage emergencies day or night in Miami.

Miami Crime

In a report published on crime macrotrends, there were 7,476 property damage claims in Miami Beach in 2018. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has experience restoring all types of commercial property damage, and has a team of certified restoration specialists on call 24 hours a day to help you with any size job. When you call us, we will ask a series of questions to determine the size of the crew to dispatch and the type of equipment to bring to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We know that any time your business routine is disrupted it can result in lost revenue so we will work to get your doors open quickly with minimal disruption to your customers and employees.

Certifications

Our employees are required to undergo initial intensive training and exams when they are hired and are also required to stay up to speed on industry standards and best practice guidelines established by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Our team is certified as:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us

If your home or business experiences property damage, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants to help. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll provide cleanup and restoration services in Miami Beach “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach sends storm damage away

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

satellite image of storm over Miami Beach SERVPRO of Miami Beach sweeps storm damage away

Neighborhood and Nation-wide

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is part of the neighborhood. The owners and the employees live and work next to the people who live and work in Miami Beach. When storms rip through the area, it is our homes, our businesses, our neighborhoods that suffer from storm damage. When disasters drench Miami, we are Here to Help® our neighbors.

No job is too small. One damaged corner of a kitchen or part of a bedroom ceiling looms large for the families who live there.

Not job is too large. If storms damage entire neighborhoods, we enlist the help of one or more of the other 1,700+ franchises.

Call us at (305) 532-5411 for help. SERVPRO of Miami Beach can provide emergency disaster relief at any time. We are available 24 hours/day, for 7 days/week, and 365 days/year.

Specialty Services

In addition to water extraction/drying and remediating storm and water damage for structures, SERVPRO of Miami Beach provides these services:

  • Dry documents safely
  • Restore many photographs
  • Mold mitigation
  • Dry electronics, including computers
  • Replace damaged carpet pads and carpets 
  • Refer to art restoration experts
  • Clean & disinfect upholstery
  • Mitigate storm damage for all types of flooring, including marble and wood
  • Clean & disinfect textiles
  • Disinfect to federal standards
  • Remove odors

SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmiamibeach.com/

SERVPRO of Miami Beach restores fire-damaged property

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

art frame over a photograph of fire on a black background Art frames won’t stay empty when SERVPRO of Miami Beach handles restoration

When fire damage hits Miami homes or businesses, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach will arrive without delay, ready to help restore the property to its pre-fire condition.

Call us at (305) 532-5411. SERVPRO of Miami Beach has 24-hour emergency service, every day of the year.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach technicians arrive quickly to stop further damage from occurring. When technicians arrive on site, they will:

  • Provide/arrange for board-up of open walls and windows
  • Provide roof tarps if necessary
  • Remove soot and smoke to stop further damage
  • Extract water or excess moisture if necessary
  • Start cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces
  • Remove odors

Restoration is less expensive than replacement, and it is also less stressful. SERVPRO of Miami Beach technicians will make an inventory of items, noting which ones they can or cannot restore. In some cases, such as those for fine art, SERVPRO of Miami Beach will refer owners to a specialist. While we are an independent, local business, we are part of a franchise that has over 1,700 members, so we have resources to all kinds of specialists.

Experiencing fire damage is tough by itself. On top of the loss, individuals have to deal with documentation for insurance companies and other professionals. SERVPRO of Miami Beach works directly with most insurance companies, and the technicians provide detailed documentation (including before and after photographs) of every step. We work to restore peace of mind, as well as making the fire damage to the home or business look "Like it never even happened."®

Call SERVPRO of Miami Beach at (305) 532-5411.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmiamibeach.com/

Mold Concerns in North Bay Village?

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

A closeup of microbial growths are shown in a petri dish. First comes water damage, then comes mold in Miami Beach.

Microbial Growths Oh My!

According to the United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), excess water resulting from a natural disaster such as a flood or hurricane can encourage mold and microbial growth in homes and commercial buildings. If your home or business was flooded or experienced water damage of any kind, there is a high probability that mold may be present. Mold spores float around in the atmosphere until the right conditions allow them to land and grow, and once they begin growing, they spread rapidly. The good news is that SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has years of experience dealing with mold remediation in North Bay Village and has a team of highly trained mold remediation technicians on call. It is important to know that mold can never be 100 percent eliminated, but it can be controlled. Each mold remediation project will vary depending on the scope of the work to be completed, but the general process remains the same as follows:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Call Us Today

If your home or commercial business requires mold remediation services in North Bay Village, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants to help. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll provide mold cleanup and restoration services “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach stands up to storms

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Miami is a great place for storm watchers! SERVPRO® of Miami Beach knows the weather is glorious more often than not, but those not-glorious days can do a lot of damage. Hurricane Season is upon us, and heavy rains, flash floods, high winds, and lightning strikes are possible any time of the year.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach hopes we all avoid hurricane damage, but we are prepared to remediate damage from any kind of storm.

Home-owners and business owners can rely on SERVPRO of Miami Beach technicians to be able to respond to a storm emergency any time of the day or night. Disasters don’t rest on holidays or after business, so we don’t either. Call (305) 532-5411, and we’ll put a team together. SERVPRO of Miami Beach is Faster to any size disaster because the sooner we start working on recovery, the sooner our clients are living and working in the preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach has technicians with training in recovery from storm damage. Technicians remove all extra moisture, even that saturating the air or hiding within the structure. After the specialists remove the water, they work to restore water-damaged structures and property.  Every team includes people who have the required expertise for recovery from storm damage, such as:

  • Cleaning carpets and upholstery
  • Odor removal 
  • Structural drying
  • Water removal
  • Drying
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces
  • Mold mitigation (if necessary)
  • Fire restoration (if necessary)

Call SERVPRO of Miami Beach at (305) 532-5411, or send a request on our website. 

When fire and water take control of your life,

we help you take it back.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmiamibeach.com/

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season in Edgewater?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

A wind-damaged palm tree lays across the road in front of a commercial building complex in Miami Beach. Our team is ready to respond to any size storm emergency in Miami Beach.

Hurricane Season is Here

Although the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and ends on November 30th each year, hurricanes have been known to occur every month of the year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, (NOAA), the 2020 hurricane season has a 60 percent chance of experiencing above-normal conditions due to:

  • The lack of an El Nino present to suppress hurricane activity
  • Warmer than average sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea
  • Reduced vertical wind shear
  • Weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds
  • Enhanced west African monsoon

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants the residents of Edgewater to know that we have years of experience repairing damage done by hurricanes and other storms and are optimally positioned to respond to any size storm damage emergency. We also have access to our Disaster Recovery Team division. This elite team is comprised of large-loss specialists that are stationed strategically across the United States and can mobilize quickly to respond to any disaster. Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Call Us Today

No matter what size storm damage emergency you may have, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants to help. Call us today at 305-532-5411 to find out about all of our storm cleanup and restoration services in Edgewater.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Alarm Beeping on La Gorce Island?

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

A smoke detector is blinking a red flashing light and emitting an earsplitting beeping sound to alert homeowners of the prese Working smoke detectors save lives in Miami Beach.

First Comes Smoke. . .

Did you know that between three out of every five fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke detector, or no working smoke detector? According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), smoke detectors play a key role in a good fire evacuation plan as they provide the early warning signals needed to quickly and safely get outside in the event of a fire. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants the residents of La Gorce Island to know that we are emergency fire damage specialists and have the training to respond quickly and immediately to begin the cleanup and restoration process. Here are some smoke detector safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month.
  • Install smoke detectors high on the wall or ceiling. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

Call Us Today

If you experience fire damage, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants to help. Call us today at 305-532-5411 to find out about all of our fire cleanup and restoration services in La Gorce Island.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Did a Broken Waterline Cause Water Damage to Your Floor in Miami Shores?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

A floor in a commercial building is torn up to replace a broken water line. We follow water damage repairs through to completion in Miami Beach.

Water Damage Repairs Can Be Extensive

When a waterline breaks under a floor it causes a chain reaction of repairs. For instance, the source of the leak that caused the damage must be located, the water turned off, the broken pipes will need to be repaired and the floor that was torn up to repair the broken pipe must be replaced before business can return to normal. Water damage can also produce unpleasant smells and depending on the type of water, cleaning, sanitizing and deodorization may also be required. The insurance company must be notified, and pictures must be taken to document the damage and the restoration process. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants the residents and business owners of Miami Shores to know that we have the experience and training to handle any kind of water damage emergency and will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process when we arrive onsite.

Water Restoration Experts

Water damage repairs can become costly if water is allowed to remain untreated for too long. Using state-of-the-art water detection equipment and specialized air movers and blowers, we will begin the water damage mitigation process, allowing a return to pre-damage condition as soon as possible.

Call Us Today

If your home or business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants to help. Call us today at 305-532-5411 to find out about all of our cleanup and restoration services in Miami Shores.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Water Damage in Miami Shores?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

A large hole in the ceiling of a commercial building is water-damaged, showing leaking pipes and damaged structures. We are commercial water damage specialists in Miami Beach.

Commercial Water Damage Specialists

Did you know that 14,000 people in the U.S. experience a water damage emergency at home or work every day? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that ceiling tiles exposed to water damage should be disposed of and preplaced to prevent mold and other microorganisms from growing. Water damage can also occur after a major storm in Miami Shores so it’s important to check rooftops and attics for signs of water intrusion. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants you to know that no matter what size or type of water damage emergency you may have, we are ready to respond and can be on site within four hours of your call to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process.

Advanced Technology and Techniques

We follow industry standards and guidelines established by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC) to ensure that your water damage is mitigated quickly and cost effectively. We use state-of-the-art moisture detection and water extraction equipment and will follow all repairs through to completion.

Call Us Today

No matter what type of commercial or residential water damage emergency you may have, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants to help. Call us today at 305-532-5411 to find out about all of our cleanup and restoration services in Miami Shores.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.