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Fire Damage in North Palm Beach County, Call SERVPRO

2/22/2024 (Permalink)

Orange fire with a black background. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day.

Even small fires will cause smoke and soot damage to other areas of the house. The professionals at SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County are trained and certified to clean and restore fire damage quickly and efficiently. Here are some tips from our website on things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:What To Do After A Fire• Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.• Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork• Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas• If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open• Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil• Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves• Change HVAC filter• Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registersWhat NOT To Do After A Fire• Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us• Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service• Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water• Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.• Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.Call Us Today!When your home or commercial business has fire, smoke, and soot damage, SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County is available to help. Call us today at 561-285-4845.

Water Damage Restoration for your Business

1/22/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green van with employees walking into a building. SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County will respond to your water damage emergency.

Water damage to your industrial or commercial property can be particularly devastating. Not only is there the damage itself that needs to be repaired quickly, but there’s the disruption of your service to customers and employees.

SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County professionals are prepared to evaluate your water-damaged property. We want to help you understand the severity of the water damage to your commercial property so that you’re able to make the best decisions on moving forward with the restoration process. Whether you’re dealing with minor water damage to your commercial property or a large-loss event, we can develop a restoration plan to help ensure your property is clean, dry and restored to its pre-damaged condition.

Our team of professionals will assess the water damage to your property. Then we’ll help you understand the severity of the damage so you’re able to make the best decisions for the restoration of your business. We use only the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water.

If your business experiences a water damage emergency, you can count on SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County to respond 24-hours a day, call us at 561-285-4845.

Keep Your Business Running

11/29/2023 (Permalink)

Ariel view of a parking lot of a warehouse. SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County provides several commercial restoration services.

SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County understands the need to keep your business operational, even after an emergency.  If your business experiences a fire, water leak, or a mold problem, we are available to help.  We offer flexible solutions and work after hours or around the clock to complete your restoration project. Our highly trained professionals will respond quickly and provide the expertise to get the job done right.

We offer the following Commercial Services:

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Upholstery and Drapes Cleaning

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding Faster to any size disaster™.  We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. Please contact us at 561-285-4845.

Heavy Rains can cause Flash Flooding

8/24/2023 (Permalink)

Raindrops falling into grey water. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day.

Florida has experienced some severe weather events that have caused significant damage to homes and commercial properties in our area. SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County is trained and certified to restore storm damage by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Heavy rains can cause flash flooding, so it is a good idea to know what to do when faced with a flash flood situation. Here are some flash flood safety tips from the National Weather Service: 

  • During periods of heavy rains, stay away from flood-prone areas such as stream beds, drainage ditches, and culverts
  • Move to higher ground if flooding threatens your area
  • If you live or work in flood-prone areas, remain alert during periods of heavy rain
  • Be especially cautious at night as it is harder to recognize flood dangers
  • Never drive your car into water of unknown depth. Most flash flood deaths occur when people drive their vehicles into flood waters. Remember: Turn Around Don’t Drown!
  • If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. Flood water may rise quickly, cover the vehicle, and sweep it away.
  • Stay out of flooded areas. The water may still be rising and very swift. A rapidly flowing stream can sweep you off your feet and sweep your vehicle downstream.

Call Us Today!

If your home or commercial business has experienced flooding damage, SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 561-285-4845.

SERVPRO can Help with a Chemical Spill

8/1/2023 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee in a white hazmat suit. We respond to chemical and biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day.

SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County is trained and certified to clean and restore chemical spills and biohazards.  North Palm Beach residents and businesses can rely on us to arrive quickly and immediately begin the cleanup process.

Along with the cleanup and safe removal of chemical spills, we offer a full range of biohazard cleaning services, including: 

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

The safe decontamination of a home or business after any form of chemical or biohazard exposure is critical.  Our technicians are trained and certified to mitigate these kinds of dangerous situations. Here are some tips from our website on what to do after a contamination:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system if there is sewage damage

Call Us Today!

When you need help cleaning up a chemical spill, SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County is available to help.  Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to chemical and biohazard damage emergencies.  

Safety Tips for Patio Heaters

7/26/2023 (Permalink)

Outdoor patio heater with a white background. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day.

SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County responds to commercial fire damage emergencies throughout the year. More businesses are using propane heaters to keep customers and employees warm on chilly days and nights. Here is some information from the National Fire Protection Association for using outdoor propane heaters safely:

Propane Patio Heaters

For patio heaters that use integral LP-Gas containers with a capacity greater than 1.08 lb. (0.49 kg), NFPA 1 requires that the heaters be listed by an organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).

Propane heaters need to be used in accordance with their listing and manufacturer instructions. Prior to using a propane heater, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for information such as the following:

  • Necessary clearances from the heating element
  • Proper ventilation required
  • Proper inspection, cleaning, and maintenance procedures
  • Lighting and shutdown procedures
  • Where the heater can and cannot be used (for example, heaters cannot be used in enclosed locations)
  • Procedures for properly storing heaters

The restrictions for using propane heaters are also based on the occupancy in which they are used. For example, in assembly occupancies, such as restaurants with 50 or more occupants, heaters cannot be located within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the exits. Regardless of where they are used, if a heater uses propane hoses, they must be as short as possible, visible, and protected from damage.

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When your North Palm Beach home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 561-285-4845.

Mold Remediation Process - SERVPRO

2/23/2023 (Permalink)

White window with black mold spots in the corner. When you discover mold, SERVPRO of North Palm Beach, Pahokee can help!

When you discover mold growing in your West Palm Beach home or commercial business, fast action is required to mitigate the damage before the mold can spread to other areas in the home or workplace. SERVPRO of North Palm Beach, Pahokee can mitigate the mold damage and the mold remediation process usually follows the steps below:

Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

Identifying and addressing the source of the moisture that is causing the mold growth. This step usually involves the use of various technologies to detect mold growth and water sources that may be hidden. We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while mold remediation is in process.

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. We remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials when remediating heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We also remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.


Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Call Us Today!

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. Call us today at 561-285-4845.

Protecting Your Pets from a Home Fire

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

Make sure your family is aware of the pet fire safety plan.

When it comes to house fire prevention, most people have a plan. But does your home fire safety plan include your pet? Pets are a part of the family. We care for them as we would a child. The most important thing to do to protect your pets, is to evacuate with them. However, it is important to never delay escape or endanger yourself or family to rescue a pet.

Before Fire

  • Install smoke detectors and fire alarms. Ensure your home is equipped with fire extinguishers.
  • Prevent your pet from starting a home fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost 1,000 home fires per year are accidentally started by a pet. You can minimize your chance of a pet-started home fire by: extinguishing open flames before leaving the house; protect stove knobs with covers; secure young pets in a crate or within a safe boundary like a baby gate.
  • Keep collars on and leashes handy. Always leave collars on pets. Keep leashes handy should emergency personnel need to rescue your beloved pet. If your pet is crated, keep the crate near an entrance to your home.
  • Attach a pet alert window sticker to your front window. These handy window clings are available at most pet stores. The sticker or cling allows you to include critical information such as the number of pets within the home.
  • Note where your pet likes to hide. In an emergency situation, knowing your pet’s location will save time and ensure a safe escape for all.
  • Have the number and address of your animal hospital handy.
  • Practice your escape plan with your pet. Include your pet in fire and safety drills. Train your pet to come when you call them. Ensure they are comfortable in a crate so you can grab them and go.
  • Take a pet first aid training. The American Red Cross offers a cat and dog first aid course online.

During Fire

  • In the event of emergency evacuation, take pets within you when possible. However, if you or your family are in immediate danger, you should not delay escape to rescue a pet.
  • Immediately inform responders if your pet is still inside. If it is unsafe to evacuate with your pet, first responders will look for your pet.
  • Bring leash and carrier. If there is no time to secure your pet prior to escape, you should attach a leash or put them in a carrier once safely outside.
  • Never go inside a burning house. If you cannot find your pet, leave the door open and call them from a safe distance.

After Fire

  • Check your pet for injury and smoke inhalation. Once you are safe from a home fire, it’s time to assess your pet. If your pet is having trouble breathing, ask rescue personnel about pet oxygen masks. If you have taken a pet first aid class, you will be better equipped to handle this situation.
  • Have your pet examined by a veterinarian or emergency animal hospital. Smoke inhalation can cause injuries and death to your pet.
  • Find a loving home to temporarily house your pet if you are no longer able to. Ask your veterinarian for recommended boarding facilities, or find a family member to care for your pets.

Make sure your family is aware of the pet fire safety plan. Run fire drills and regularly check fire safety equipment. Knowing the plan will safe valuable time in case of an emergency.

Spotting Water Damage on Your Roof

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

Checking for signs of roof water damage is critical to maintaining the integrity of your home.

Homeowners have to pay a lot of money to keep their homes well maintained and properly functional. One of the biggest expenses typically comes in 20-30 years after the home is built, and that expense is roof replacement. Most homeowners will do anything possible to avoid replacing their roofs. From patching up issues to keeping their roofs free from tree branches and other hazards, it is important to keep up with roof maintenance in order to circumvent costly issues in the future.

Checking for signs of roof water damage is critical to maintaining the integrity of your home. In doing so, many homeowners are able to not only prevent major issues from occurring, but they are also able to address problems right away and save both time and money. The following are some of the most notable signs of water damage on your roof:

Gutter Issues

When a roof has water damage you can often find granules in the gutters. Granules are tiny particles composed of crushed stone or other materials that are used in roof shingles. Finding a notable about of granules in your gutter is a possible sign that you have roof water damage.

Damage Shingles

Wear and tear is inevitable when it comes to roof shingles. If you spot a lot of damaged or cracked shingles, it may be a sign that water damage is occurring or imminent.

Ceiling or Exterior Walls Have Water Spots

If you see rusty or brown spots along your ceilings or exterior walls it is likely due to some kind of water damage, particularly coming from the roof. You may also notice that the ceilings or walls are bubbling, warped, or otherwise compromised. This is something that should be addressed as soon as possible.

Additionally, soft wood decking and roof debris can both be indications of water damage on your roof. Be sure to take a proactive approach by conducting regular roof maintenance. Most importantly, if any of the above signs are identified in your home, you need to contact water damage specialists right away. At SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County we have decades of experience in water damage restoration. Contact our office today to learn more.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning for Your Business

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

The fallout of dirty carpets in a commercial business is far-reaching.

Whether you work in an office building, in retail, or in the restaurant industry, foot traffic in your place of business is inevitable. With more foot traffic comes more germs and these germs need to be dealt with in order to run a clean and safe business. The post-pandemic world means that a lot of business are positioning themselves as “clean and sanitized”, and promoting themselves accordingly. As such, commercial carpet cleaning is critical to maintain a safe environment for your customers as well as your staff.

The fallout of dirty carpets in a commercial business is far-reaching. First of all, uncleaned carpeting will accumulate harmful germs and bacteria. Not only will this create an unhygienic environment for patrons and internal staff, but it could potentially lead to health issues down the road. In addition, dirty carpeting sends the wrong message. Customers make a decision about your business almost instantly when they step foot inside of the building. A dirty carpet will offer a negative connotation with your business, and in turn, impact sales.

Regularly cleaning your commercial property is especially important in office buildings. While it may be invisible to the naked eye, carpets amass things like dirt, skin flakes, and germs over time. Since most office building flooring is carpet, it is critical to reach out to a commercial carpet cleaning company at least twice a year. Your employees will appreciate and benefit from a clean working environment.

When looking to hire a professional commercial carpet cleaning company there are a few things to keep in mind. The commercial cleaning company should be experienced, trained, and have a good reputation throughout the local community. SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County checks all of those boxes. From large warehouses to small offices spaces, our commercial carpet cleaning experts are prepared for anything. Call us today to schedule an appointment!