Fire Safety: Kitchen
Fire safety is extremely important. The kitchen is an area in the home that is most likely to catch fire. Before cooking, you want to avoid wearing loose-fit clothing, so it doesn’t get too close to a hot surface. Always check the area for anything too close to a burner such as paper towels, pot holders, food packaging, etc. You should always wipe down the area before cooking to remove any leftover residue from previous thing you cooked. While you are cooking, never leave the stove unattended. This could easily catch fire and spread quickly. In addition, you should have a fire extinguisher somewhere close to your kitchen in case of a fire; if you don’t have one, consider buying one. Most people assume the best place to keep it is close to the stove or oven. This would be wrong. If a fire breaks out in that area, the last thing you need to do is go toward the fire and harm yourself. Keep the fire extinguisher in a place such as the pantry or closed cabinet that is away from any area that is more prominent to a fire. If you experience a fire in your home and need assistance: call SERVPRO of Brickell at (305)-643-0710.
Faster To Any Disaster
Commercial water damage affecting your business can be very scary. As much as 50% of businesses never recover from an unexpected disaster. That's where we come in.
When you choose a water cleanup or fire cleanup provider, you want to make sure you select someone you can trust. When you choose SERVPRO of Brickell, you're choosing a company that's licensed, insured, and has a trusted reputation among the community.
Our team will arrive onsite within an hour to help mitigate damage and get right to work with water extraction if needed.
We will be with you every step of the way, and we will work to always do the right thing. It's our guarantee!
Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're the guys that hospitals, restaurants, HOAs, medical buildings and clinics, and others choose to do their emergency water cleanup.
We can be reached at 305-643-0710, 24/7/365.
We are ready for disaster whenever it strikes.
SERVPRO OF BRICKELL IS READY TO ANSWER THE CALL 24/7
On the call 24/7:
As an independently owned business ourselves, we understand that business continuity is extremely important and that every hour lost is a customer and revenue lost. And with our highly trained and certified technicians, we can prevent loses such as water damage and mold from being a long-term problem to your business. Being that we are a 24-hour franchise, we have a flexible schedule to work around time strains you may have.
We have the experience and the technology needed to solve any problem. If your business is damaged by water, fire or any other forces of mother nature, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Brickell!
Water Loss Types
Water damage in a residential building.
Water may seem very unlikely to cause damage. Do not be quick to dismiss it just yet. Water in the presence strong winds can be very destructive. It is for this reason that hurricanes and strong rains have claimed lives and destroyed millions worth of property. Water damage can also be as minimalist as broken water pipes that cause molding and rusting. These broken pipes are ranked second from hurricanes in causing water damage.
There are three types of water damage:
- Category 1
- This is does not cause any threat to human life. It is from is from broken house appliances and pipes which can flood a house or basement.
- Category 2
- This is also known "gray water". The water is contaminated and contains chemicals, micro-organisms, nutrients and biological contaminants. This water can cause serious health damage and discomfort when consumed.
- Category 3
- This is also known as "black water". This water is very unsanitary and contains harmful bacteria, fungi and harmful physical components like sharp tools. The source of this water is sewage, seawater, water rising from water bodies due to heavy rains and ground water.
Classes of water damage
The several classes of water damage help in evaluating water control options.
- Class 1- Water damage is minimal, and the materials do not absorb a lot of water making repairs easy and less costly.
- Class 2- This class has a fast evaporation rate but other materials like cushions and mattresses may be damaged.
- Class 3- water has the fastest rate of evaporation here and the damage caused is greater and difficult to repair. The water may come from overhead sources and may soak the walls and furniture.
- Class 4- This stage requires professional technique and procedures to control. It may damage concrete and hard floors and plaster.
This is the trajectory Hurricane Michael is taking to make landfall.
Hurricane Michael is quickly approaching the Northern Florida Coast. Set to make land fall at either category 3 or 4 on Thursday October 11th. It would be a great idea to be prepared for this storm. Florida is the state where hurricanes make landfall the most during the month of October. In the link above you will find what you need to be prepared for the storm. If your home is in the surge zone, leave the water removal to the professionals and call up your local SERVPRO.
October is Pink
This October SERVPRO is going Pink.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 266,120 new cases of breast cancer is diagnosed every year, and about 40,920 women will die from breast cancer in that same year. If you would like to learn more on the disease or donate/fund-raise head over to The Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation website. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivor-ship.
Hurricane Preparedness During October
Hurricane Wilma made landfall on October 24th, 2005.
With Winter around the corner, we at SERVPRO of Brickell will like to remind you that we aren’t out of Hurricane season just yet. Hurricane season doesn’t end until November 30th and October is the month where a hurricane is most likely to make landfall in Florida. Since 1950, at least 8 out of 15 hurricanes have made landfall in the state of Florida during October.
So, with October being a few days away, we strongly encourage to be prepared for any hurricanes that might come. Below we will have a list of what should be included in your preparedness kit:
- Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Portable Power banks (Portable chargers)
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle to signal for help
- Baby wipes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
If an electrical fire does occur, call the professionals at SERVPRO.
Fire damage is the last thing you’d expect to happen to your home. Most electrical fires start out in the bedroom. Now, before you can plan the clean up and restoration, you must first determine the extent of the loss. To be able to understand how the fire occurred the source of the fire must be found. One of the most commonly overlooked causes is Faulty Outlets.
Overcrowded electrical outlets can harm the electrical circuit and lead the way for an electrical fire. You’ll see this with outlets that have a power strip, or many cords plugged into it. These should be inspected frequently and unplug anything not being used at the time. Other warnings include: circuit breaker keeps tripping, constant burnt smell, flickering lights, any burnt outlets, or maybe you just have old wiring.
Some of the best ways to avoid an electrical fire is by:
Checking electrical cords and plugs.
Keeping electrical wiring up to date.
Keeping electrical cords away from heat sources and water.
Not running electrical cords under carpet.
Is Mold Dangerous
Mold on the interior of a wall in a clients home.
No matter what you do, you cannot outrun mold. Mold has been on our planet for millions of years. Usually growing in moist locations. You must be thinking: “How dangerous is this stuff and what steps do I take to remove it?”
What is Mold?
Mold is a fungus that has over 100,000 different strains in different colors (black, green, orange, and white. Mold reproduces spores which are tiny and float through the air on their way to your house. Searching for dark, moist, and warm places, once they find a spot they will grow and form a visible colony. Mold cannot grow without moisture, so try to keep your home warm and dry.
Is Mold Dangerous?
Mold doesn’t usually affect healthy adults, but scientist have uncovered that some people are more susceptible to illnesses caused by the mold. These illnesses involve the throat, eyes, and respiratory system. With this discovery, we still know very little about all the mold strains, so they must all be treated as toxic. Proper tools and equipment will have to be used to insure that the mold will be removed. Therefore, if you do find mold in your home call the professionals over at SERVPRO of Brickell.
Service Response for a Water Damage
This is a water damage restoration service.
When there is a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. We are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back.