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Hurricane Readiness for Surfside?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has been helping the residents of Surfside retore storm damage for years, and as fellow Floridians, we know it is always a good idea to be ready for severe weather. The Town of Surfside’s website has a great section dedicated to hurricane preparedness. It has information on preparing a hurricane kit and the essential supplies to stock up on before hurricane season begins. They also have a section that provides information on preparing trees for hurricane season.

Before Hurricane Season:

  • Have an expert safely trim any trees next to power lines
  • Prune trees during the tree species dormant season or during early spring
  • Make sure to correctly dispose of all tree cuttings since branches and stumps left out in the open can become projectiles during a storm

In this section you can also find helpful information on what to do after a storm, including important phone numbers for reporting downed powerlines, and tips for staying safe and for preventing further damage to your property.

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When you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Surfside, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Toilet Failure in North Bay Village?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Inspection and Maintenance Tips for Your Toilet

Indoor plumbing is a wonderful thing and functioning toilets are a necessity. Every home has toilets, and they can cause water damage when they fail. At SERVPRO® of Miami Beach, we respond to water damage emergencies throughout the year and know that some toilet failure emergencies may be prevented. Here are some preventative maintenance steps to protect your toilet from failing from the Institute for Business and Home Safety:

  • Be patient after you flush and wait for the valve to completely finish refilling the tank and bowl. If an overflow looks imminent, lift off the tank cover and lift the float to shut off water flow to the tank, and then turn off the supply valve.
  • Twice a year, inspect a toilet’s components, such as the fill, supply, and flush valves, and the supply line. Make sure you can turn off the supply. If you have older screw type valves that are hard to turn or start leaking, consider replacing them with simpler ball valves that are easy to shut off quickly.

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in North Bay Village, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Store in Miami Shores?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Cleanup in Miami Shores!

A water pipe failed and flooded my convenience store. It happened after hours, so we didn’t find out about the situation until I came in the next morning to open. Water was everywhere, and there was no way we could open under these dangerous conditions. My insurance agent told me about SERVPRO® of Miami Beach, and I’m glad he did! They walked me through the process and explained every step in their six-step mitigation process.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

They arrived on site quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. The team moved all of the racks, extracted all of the water, and cleaned all of the shelves. They supervised the repair of the water pipe and completely cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized the store. They worked so quickly that we were able to open the store that day with minimal disruption to my employees and our customers!

Call Us!

When your commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Miami Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Chemical Spill in Miami Shores?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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We Are Trusted Leaders in Biohazard Cleanup

Chemical spills can be dangerous to mitigate. At SERVPRO® of Miami Beach, we have a team of restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day, seven days a week to respond to chemical spills in Miami Shores, no matter how big the job is.

Advanced Training and Certification

Our technicians are specially trained and certified to restore areas compromised by chemical spills safely. We have the specialized training, protective gear, experience, and equipment to clean and restore biohazard spills of all types.

We respond 24-hours a day to biohazardous situations like:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

We approach every job with special consideration for your family or business and will work to minimize the disruption to your home or business routine whenever possible and return your property to preloss condition quickly and efficiently.

Call Us Today!

You never know when a chemical spill or another biohazardous emergency may happen, but when it does, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is ready to mitigate biohazardous spill emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll clean and restore your chemical spill damage in Miami Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Apartment Complex in Surfside?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO to the Rescue!

When my Surfside apartment complex’s sprinkler system malfunctioned and flooded several apartments I was in a panic. This flooding situation was impacting my tenants and I was worried because I thought my tenants would have to be relocated until the damage was restored.

I called SERVPRO® of Miami Beach and they walked me through the process and sent a mitigation team out quickly to being the cleanup and restoration. Their fast response time minimized the damage to the apartments, and because the water was not left standing and the areas were dried so quickly and thoroughly, the disruption to my tenants was minimal and they did not have to be relocated.

SERVPRO of Miami Beach has been proudly serving the commercial business community of Southside and the Miami Beach area for years. Our highly trained technicians are certified to mitigate any water loss, no matter how big the job is.

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is ready to mitigate commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll restore your water damage in Surfside, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewage Spill in Miami?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Category 3 Water Damage

If your home is contaminated by a “Category 3” sewage spill, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained water restoration technicians certified to safely clean and restore this highly unsanitary, dangerous water. Miami residents can rest easy knowing that we are here to mitigate any category of water damage. Here are the three categories of water contamination:

Category 1: Clean Water. This is clean water that comes from a broken supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: Gray Water. This water is contaminated and can cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with some urine, no feces, or dishwasher overflow.

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: Black Water. This water is highly unsanitary and can cause severe illness or death if ingested. All contact should be avoided. Category 3 water can come from rivers or streams, water beyond the toilet trap, water in the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water where microbial growth has begun.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is ready to mitigate water damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll restore your water damage in Miami Beach, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fast Emergency Response Time in Miami?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

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One-Four-Eight Rule

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach follows the one-four-eight rule. That means that when you call us, we will respond to your call within one hour or less, we will arrive on-site in four hours or less, and we will contact your insurance adjuster in eight hours or less.

This is why we have a team of highly trained technicians on call 24-hours a day to respond to residential and commercial property damage calls. Fire, water, and storm damage do not wait for a convenient time to happen, so our teams are ready to respond day or night. We are deeply committed to our community and are proud of the team we have built and the recognition we have received.

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association - GMBHA
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification – IICRC
  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce

Awards

  • Franchise Management Course
  • You're Our Hero!
  • SERVPRO's Business Development Program

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SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is ready to respond to commercial and residential property damage emergencies in Miami 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Miami Beach?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Commercial Fire Damage

My business office has been fully restored. I had no idea of the magnitude of the restoration effort or how much work would be required to mitigate the damage. After the firefighters left, there was water and other residue left from the firefighting efforts. Oily soot and smoke odor covered the walls, ceilings, floors, electrical equipment, furniture, and documents.

Mitigation Process

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has been helping commercial businesses restore fire-damaged properties in Miami Beach for years and we understand the importance of getting your business operational as soon as possible. Our teams of highly trained technicians are on call 24-hours a day and upon arrival, will provide an assessment of the damage and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Here is the process we follow when mitigating fire damage:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is ready to respond to fire damage emergencies in Miami Beach 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll restore your commercial fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Coastal Flooding in Edgewater?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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100 Year Floods in Miami?

According to a recent article published by Scientific American, Miami is considered the most vulnerable coastal city in the world. The article suggests that over the next twenty years we could expect increasing storm surges and winds, 100-year floods occurring every few years, and the sea levels rise.

No matter what the future brings to Edgewater and the Miami Beach area, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach will be here to help our residents and business owners weather any storm. We have supported restoration efforts for many major storms, and we have the experience and equipment necessary to efficiently return your property to preloss condition.

National Storm Resources

As one of over 1700 franchises nationwide, we can mobilize resources to meet the demands of any major storm. We also have access to Disaster Recovery Teams who specialize in mitigating major storm damage and other catastrophic events, like:

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is ready to respond to storm damage emergencies in Edgewater 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damaged Belongings Restored in Surfside?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Clean and colorful towels and blankets are shown. Miami Beach residents rely on us to mitigate their water damage.

Protecting Your Possessions From Water Damage

This picture shows freshly cleaned beach towels and blankets that were damaged by a water heater that failed in the garage of a Surfside home. The water heater water line was corroded, so when it cracked, the water that sprayed and flooded all over the garage and was rusty and smelly.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach was called in to mitigate the water damage. We inventoried and removed all of the contents, replaced the supply line to the water heater, and cleaned and deodorized all of the items that were compromised.

Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for protecting your possessions from water damage:

  • Store off-season and other bulk belongings in waterproof bins, especially in areas where there are plumbing pipes or that are prone to dampness, such as basements and attics.
  • Keep belongings stored on shelving off the floor in basements. In case of water seepage or sewer backup, they're less likely to get damaged.
  • Keep an up-to-date home inventory. Having a comprehensive list of your possessions will save time, trouble, and stress in case of loss from water damage.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach’s team of water restoration specialists will take great care to restore your belongings to preloss condition when your clothes and household items are damaged by water. Call us today at 305-532-5411. We’ll restore your belongings in Surfside, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is Independently Owned and Operated.