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Wind-damaged Home in Edgewater?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Palm trees are blowing over in a tropical storm We mitigate and restore storm damage in Miami Beach.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is no stranger to severe weather. Severe storms and hurricanes bring high winds to Edgewater, and high winds can bring wind damage. Here are some wind mitigation tips to protect your home and family during severe winds from State Farm Insurance:

Traditional Homes

  • Keep your home firmly anchored in high winds by having anchor bolts with heavy-gauge, square bolt washers installed to connect your floor to the foundation
  • Reinforce the rest of the frame by connecting wall and floor components with properly installed plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) and attach roof trusses or rafters to the walls with metal connectors
    • On existing homes, this can be done when replacing siding

Manufactured Homes

  • Manufactured homes are more prone to damage from high winds as a result of non-permanent foundations
  • Inspect all straps and tie-downs regularly for rust, weakness, or wear and have repairs made immediately

Windows

  • Install windows rated for the wind speeds in your region
  • For the best protection in hurricane-prone areas, install impact-resistant permanent shutters that meet applicable building code approved standards

Call Us!

When your Edgewater home or commercial business needs help with storm damage, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke and Soot Damage on La Gorce Island?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A family heirloom diamond ring is shown. We are fire damage restoration specialists in Miami Beach.

The fire in the kitchen was contained and extinguished quickly. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the smoke and soot traveled through my La Gorce Island home, and everything required cleaning and deodorization. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach performs a full range of cleaning services to restore fire-damaged belongings back to preloss condition. When the SERVPRO team arrived, they inspected and assessed the damage and immediately began the cleaning and restoration process.

They cleaned all of the walls, light fixtures, millwork, and floors. They cleaned all of the windows and all of the jewelry on my dressing room table. They worked systematically through the house, and by the time they completed the job, you would never know there had been a fire in my house!

SERVPRO Fire Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 7: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When your La Gorce Island home or commercial business needs help with fire damage, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Emergency in Miami Shores?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

A clock face is shown ticking down the minutes. Every minute counts when restoring water damage in Miami Beach.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach witnesses firsthand the damage water can do to homes and businesses in Miami Shores. Here is a water damage timeline from our website describing the damage water causes over time:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants

Call Us!

When your Miami Shores home or commercial business experiences water damage SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Contents Restoration Services North Bay Village?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

An antique jewelry box is shown with jewelry spilling out. We clean and restore precious family keepsakes damaged by fire in Miami.

North Bay Village residents need to know.

Fire damage cleanup and restoration is dirty work that requires a variety of cleaning methods to restore damaged belongings and family keepsakes to preloss conditions. At SERVPRO® of Miami Beach, our technicians are trained to perform a full range of contents restoration services to restore precious keepsakes and belongings to preloss condition quickly and efficiently. Every item is pretested prior to cleaning to ensure the most effective cleaning method is used for every item we restore. 

Contents Restoration Cleaning Methods

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us!

When your North Bay Village home or commercial business experiences fire damage and you need fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Technicians in Miami Beach?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A training session is underway in a conference room. We are trusted leaders in residential and commercial restoration in Miami-Dade County.

Only the Best for Miami Beach!

At SERVPRO® of Miami Beach, our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Employee training includes:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

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

e-Learnings

All employees have access to web-based training. This training is voluntary and is designed to be an ongoing training series for SERVPRO of Miami Beach employees. These training courses are comprised of video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. Web-based training allows our technicians and office team to stay up-to-speed on industry standards and best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Call Us Today!

When your Miami Beach home or commercial business needs emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire-damaged Business in South Beach?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

A fire is being put out at the scene of a fire. We restore commercial fire damage in Miami-Dade County.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has been restoring fire damage for the South Beach business community for years. Upon arrival, we will assess the damage and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We will tarp and board up any areas exposed to the elements to secure the structure. We will also help you with the insurance paperwork and process.

Our technicians are certified fire and water restoration specialists with the experience required to perform a full range of specialty cleaning and restoration services to return fire-damaged commercial properties to preloss condition quickly and efficiently. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

When required, we can also supervise a full range of reconstruction and building services so that you will have one person managing the entire restoration process. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach is a trusted leader in fire restoration services in Miami-Dade County. No matter what kind of commercial fire damage you have, South Beach businesses residents can rely on us to restore the fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home needs fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm Warning for Miami Beach?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

Raindrops sit on a window, obscuring the view outside. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Miami-Dade County.

Did you know that Miami Beach reports thunderstorms about eighty days each year on average? These storms can be strong and come with frequent lightning and very heavy rain. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year and offer these thunderstorm safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

  • If the sky looks threatening or if you hear thunder, get inside a safe place immediately
  • Once inside, avoid contact with corded phones, electrical equipment, plumbing, and windows and doors
  • Wait thirty minutes after the last lightning or thunder before going back outside
  • Remember, it is your behavior when thunderstorms are in the area that determines your personal risk of being struck by lightning. When thunder roars, go indoors!

Lightning victims

  • If someone is struck by lightning, they may need immediate medical attention
  • Lightning victims for not carry an electrical charge and are safe to touch
  • Call 911 and monitor the victim
  • Start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or use an Automated External Defibrillator if needed

Call Us Today!

When your Miami Beach home or commercial business needs storm restoration services, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Cooking Fire in Morningside Residence?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

A person is shown cooking in a modern kitchen. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Miami-Dade County.

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach responds to fire damage emergencies each year in Morningside and offers these tips for cooking safely from the National Fire Protection Association:

What you should know about home cooking safety
  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire - oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains - away from your stovetop
If you have a cooking fire
  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat, and keep the door closed

Call Us!

When your Morningside home or commercial business needs fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Team in South Beach?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

A person is looking at a computer screen. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Miami-Dade County.

South Beach Deserves the Best!

SERVPRO® of Miami Beach requires our employees to undergo initial and rigorous training and certification. Here are the descriptions of our training programs from our website:

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after the successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Call Us Today!

When your South Beach residence or commercial business needs emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Miami Beach has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 305-532-5411.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flood Safety Tips for Miami Beach Residents?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Tropical palm trees are seen against a rain-splattered window. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in Miami-Dade County.

Florida and Miami Beach residents are no strangers to storms and severe weather. SERVPRO® of Miami Beach offers these tips for protecting your family during a flood from the American Red Cross:

Protecting Your Family

  • Talk with your family about what to do if a flood watch or warning is issued. Discussing floods ahead of time helps reduce fear, especially for younger children.
  • Ensure that every member of your family carries a Safe and Well wallet card.
  • Make sure you have access to NOAA radio broadcasts
  • Find out if you are located in a floodplain, which is considered a Special Flood Hazard Area. If so, you are still eligible for flood insurance. Check with your city or county government to review the Flood Insurance Rate Maps, published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Find out if local streams or rivers flood easily
  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe deposit box. You may need quick, easy access to these documents. Keep them in a safe place less likely to be damaged during a flood. Take pictures on a phone and keep copies of important documents and files on a flash drive that you can carry with you on your house or car keys.

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.