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Cleanup and Restoration Services for Miami Beach

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO Technician meets with a resident to inspect damage. SERVPRO cleanup and restoration services in Miami Beach “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that disaster losses along the Florida coastline are likely to increase in the coming years? According to the Insurance Information Institute, catastrophe losses may double every ten years as a result of commercial and residential development. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is prepared to handle any kind of catastrophe or emergency. We want the business and homeowners of Miami Beach to know that our highly trained specialists are on hand to take care of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs. Here are some of the residential and commercial services we provide:

  • Commercial water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Storm damage
  • Building services
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Biohazard removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Help with insurance and paperwork process

When a disaster strikes your home or business, SERVPRO of Miami Beach wants to help. Our ability to immediately respond to your emergency helps to minimize the damage and restoration costs. We are available 24 hours a day and our staff of qualified technicians have the knowledge and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore damage for Miami Beach residents and business owners. Call us today at 305-532-5411 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Cleanup and Restoration Services for Surfside

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

A lightning strike lands on a coastal city in the distance. SERVPRO cleanup and restoration services in Miami Beach “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is prepared to handle any kind of disaster? We want the business and homeowners of Surfside to know that our highly trained specialists are on hand to take care of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs. We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry and have years of experience serving our community. Our ability to immediately respond to your emergency helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. We also can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Here are some of the residential and commercial services we provide:

  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Storm damage
  • Building services
  • Commercial water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Biohazard removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team

If you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of any of these disasters, SERVPRO of Miami Beach wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore damage for Surfside residents and business owners. Call us today at 305-532-5411 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Sewage and Other Biohazard Cleanup Services for North Bay Village residents.

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

Raw sewage and waste spills from pipes. Biohazard cleanup and restoration in Miami Beach “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that sewage backups and other biohazards can occur at any time? SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants the commercial and residential  property owners of the North Bay Village to know that our biohazard services are available 24 hours a day. Immediate response to biohazard emergencies is important because the water may contain viruses, bacteria and other microbes that can cause serious illnesses. When a raw sewage or other biohazard spill happens, we are ready to provide cleanup services to remove the contaminants, to remove any moisture, and to clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.  We are also specialty trained to provide these additional biohazard services:

  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicides
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup

If you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of any of these biohazards, SERVPRO of Miami Beach wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore biohazard damage for North Bay Village residents and business owners. Call us today at 305-532-5411 to find out about our commercial cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your biohazard damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Safety Tips when using Candles in Miami Beach

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Candle sitting on a kitchen counter. Enjoying a beautifully lit candle is relaxing. Cleaning up smoke and fire damage is not. Practice safety while using candles.

Although fires from candles happen more often around the holidays, many people use candles all year round. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach wants you to be safe from fire and smoke damage. It is important to be careful any time you have an open flame in your Miami Beach home. 

Fire Prevention is the best way to fight against fire damage or injuries.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach offers these Tips for Fire Prevention from Candles:

  • Do not let children near candles
  • Keep trees and other plants away from candles
  • Make sure candles are not near window curtains or blinds that could catch fire
  • Keep lit candles in safe candle holders
  • Do not leave children alone in a room with lit candles
  • Do not light candles in the bedroom. You might fall asleep. One-third of all candle fires start in the bedroom. 
  • If the power goes out, use flashlights instead of candles
  • If someone in the home uses oxygen, do not use candles
  • Fire damage from candles happens 35 times a day in the U.S.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can catch fire
  • Put out candles when leaving the room or going to bed

A little caution goes a long way to protect you and your loved ones. If you have to deal with damage caused by smoke or fire from a candle in your Miami Beach home, your friends at SERVPRO of Miami Beach are just a phone call away. 


SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fire in Miami Beach

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

women cooking with fire happening Make sure that cooking is safe and does not lead to a fire.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach understands that cooking equipment is a leading cause of fire damage and fire injuries in your Miami Beach home.

To help prevent fire damage, SERVPRO of Miami Beach shares these tips. They make more sense than not cooking at home.

  • Many kitchen items can catch fire, including dishtowels, oven mitts, recipes, wooden tools, and loose clothing
  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • If you are frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food, stay in the kitchen. If you leave, even for a short time, turn off the heat
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stovetop
  • Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
  • If you must leave the house while cooking of any kind, turn off the heat sources

Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside your City or County home.



SERVPRO of Miami Beach reminds you that fire prevention is the best strategy against fire damage. 


SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

The Best Fire Control is Fire Prevention in Miami Beach

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that a small flame can turn into a major fire in just 30 seconds. Flames and smoke can fill the house in just a few minutes. SERVPRO of Miami Beach will help you recover from fire damage. We hope you never need that kind of help. 

The best fire control is fire prevention.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach notes that the 2019 Fire Prevention Week is October 6 – 12.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach offers these Tips for Fire Prevention: Overview

  • Items that can catch fire include: dish towels, oven mitts, paper, curtains, wooden spoons, decorations
  • Heat sources include light bulbs, fireplaces, stovetops, furnaces, candles, or electric heaters.
  • Keep items that can catch fire at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Keep kids at least 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Turn off heat sources when you leave the home or go to bed
  • Never use the oven as a heater
  • Have the fireplace chimney inspected & cleaned once a year

SERVPRO of Miami Beach suggests you keep one or more fire extinguishers available.

Remember fire is fast. If there is a fire, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside the home.


SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Different Types of Extinguishers in Miami Beach

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon character with info about fire extinguishers Make sure that you are ready for the potential for fire damage in your home or office by having the right fire extinguisher on hand.

All of us at SERVPRO of Miami Beach hope your Miami Beach business stays safe from fire.  If the worst happens, we are experts in cleaning fire damage and smoke damage. 

Just to be safe, SERVPRO of Miami Beach recommends you keep, maintain, and know how to use fire extinguishers.  

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage and smoke damage from spreading throughout the office.

If you see a small fire that you can take care of yourself, use the following tips.  If you have any worries, you and everyone else should leave the office and call 9-1-1 when you are outside.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach wants you to know that you can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You can get to the fire extinguisher quickly. Fire is fast. Fire damage and smoke damage are less painful than personal injuries
  • You have the right class of fire extinguisher
  • You know how to use the fire extinguisher

SERVPRO of Miami Beach explains the Types of Commercial Fire Extinguishers:

Classes A, B, and C fire extinguishers are found in both homes and businesses

  • Class A is for cloth, wood, and paper
  • Class B is for liquids that can burst into flame or explode, such as grease, gasoline, oil, or oil-based paints
  • Class C is for electrical equipment like computers, tools, or anything else that is plugged in
  • Most home-improvement stores sell multi-purpose fire extinguishers: Classes A:B:C
  • Class D is for metals that can burst into flame.  Class D fire extinguishers are usually needed only in some factories
  • Class K is for vegetable and animal oils and fats that are in cooking appliances.  Commercial kitchens (restaurants, cafeterias, catering businesses) often use them


SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

How to Use Fire Extinguishers in Miami Beach

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

infographic on how to use fire extinguishers Fire safety starts with having the correct fire extinguisher and knowing how to use it.

Here at SERVPRO of Miami Beach we hope you never experience the devastation that comes with fire damage. However, in the event that disaster strikes, be aware that our IICRC certified technicians are qualified in all aspects of cleaning up the damage left by smoke and fire in your business or residence in Miami Beach.

Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to use them. 

SERVPRO of Miami Beach wants to share these tips from FEMA. You can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You have alerted others in the building that there is a fire
  • Someone has called the fire department
  • You are physically able to use a fire extinguisher
  • The fire is small and contained (like a wastebasket)
  • You are safe from the fire’s smoke
  • You have a clear escape route

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher: SERVPRO of Miami Beach suggests you remember 

PASS:

Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism

Aim at the base of the fire

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly

Sweep the nozzle side to side



SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Different Types of Home Fire Extinguishers in Miami Beach

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

2 men with 3 types of fire extinguishers to explain the differences SERVPRO of (Franchise) encourages you to know the different types of Fire Extinguishers for your home.

Smoke and fire damage is something all of us at SERVPRO of Miami Beach would like to see you avoid. In the event, the worst happens and you are faced with this kind of disaster, you can count on us to lend a helping hand. We have a team of highly trained professionals to walk with you each step of the way when repairing the damage from smoke, water, and fire in your Miami Beach home.

Just to be safe, SERVPRO of Miami Beach recommends you keep at least one fire extinguisher and know how to use it (them).

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage and smoke damage from spreading throughout the home.

If you see a small fire that you take care of yourself, use the following tips.  If you have any worries, you and everyone should leave the house and call 9-1-1 when you are outside.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach wants you to know that you can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You can get to the fire extinguisher quickly. Fire is fast. Fire damage and smoke damage are less painful than personal injuries
  • You know how to use the fire extinguisher

SERVPRO of Miami Beach explains the Types of Home Fire Extinguishers:

Classes A, B, and C fire extinguishers are found in both homes and businesses

  • Class A is for cloth, wood, and paper
  • Class B is for liquids that can burst into flame or explode, such as grease, gasoline, oil, or oil-based paints
  • Class C is for electrical equipment like computers, tools, or anything else that is plugged in
  • Most home-improvement stores sell multi-purpose fire extinguishers: Classes A:B:C


SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.

Thunderstorm preparedness in Miami Beach

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Miami Beach. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Miami Beach
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Miami Beach repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors.”  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 


SERVPRO of Miami Beach is independently owned and operated.