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Commercial Water Damage Can Compromise Food Safety Where Patrons Dine in Ft. Lauderdale

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Can Compromise Food Safety Where Patrons Dine in Ft. Lauderdale SERVPRO Dries Out Your Favorite Venue in Ft. Lauderdale.

SERVPRO Strives to Cleanup and Restore Your Ft. Lauderdale Business with Minimal Disruptions

Ft. Lauderdale has many different venues for tourists, visitors, and locals to enjoy time with friends and family while being entertained. A majority of these activities seem enhanced when we include food, so many establishments provide a variety of items to guests. Not only does this increase your guests' satisfaction but it also adds considerably to your profits.
 
Local food regulations require you maintain a clean environment where food storage and preparation takes place in your Ft. Lauderdale venue, but commercial water damage can make this difficult to achieve. Crumbling sections of walls, countertops, and other parts of your kitchen can cause food contamination nightmares. Not only that, but establishments of any kind with water damage also have higher incidences of pest infestations. We work hard to do our part to keep the local food inspectors satisfied with the sanitation in your establishment.
 
One of the problems with such catastrophes involves social media. Building your reputation in today's business world relies heavily on customer feedback, often on sites under outside control. Once a business receives a negative review, it typically remains on the internet permanently. SERVPRO technicians can help your business thrive by mitigating water damage before these catastrophes happen and diminish your patrons' experience. Positive word-of-mouth advertising can only promote your business, and we aim to help you achieve this and avoid any negativity that water damaged food preparation areas can cause.
 
We can work discretely and alongside your employees when needed helps you carry out your normal business operations without interruption. This can often happen when you detect water damaged areas before they become too large. Prevention always costs considerably less and requires significantly less time, as well. More extensive damage might require temporary closure of your business, and this can quickly affect profits.
 
Our employees are skilled in the diverse aspects of mitigation and also in carrying out these steps in the presence of other people, including your patrons. However, we can often finish mitigating an empty building faster and more efficiently, and with less risk of injury to others than we can in an occupied building. Discussing your options in this regard can help you decide how you would like for us to proceed.
 
At the first sign of water damage in your entertainment venue, contact us, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South, your local experts in disaster mitigation, by calling (954) 776-2000. We can help you keep your patrons happy and safe by avoiding possible contaminants in your food preparation environment through proper and effective mitigation.

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An Unwatched Candle Can Cause A Small Fire In Your Davie Home

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage An Unwatched Candle Can Cause A Small Fire In Your Davie Home Your Davie home can still suffer damage from small fires, even if you put it out before it spreads to another room.

An Unwatched Candle Can Cause A Small Fire

Everyone can get distracted by their work or home chores, but it is never a good thing when this distraction has the potential to lead to fire damage. There are plenty of reasons to use a candle in your home, including aromatherapy to destress, but it is never a smart idea to leave the room that a candle is burning in for an extended period. A pet or a child could accidentally knock it over and, even though the flame is small, it has the potential to create a fire and leave behind damage.

Your Davie home can still suffer damage from small fires, even if you put it out before it spreads to another room. Curtains, tablecloths, napkins, and foodstuffs can still all burn up quickly when in contact with a fire of a small nature. As the fire spreads from object to object, it can grow in magnitude. The blaze can leave soot, ash, and discoloration behind, but a professional fire restoration company can help remediate these problems.

SERVPRO strives to get to your home as quickly as possible after your call. The longer that greasy soot stains stay in contact with the wood of your table, or the paint of your walls, the higher chance it has to discolor your belongings. The sooner a professional can begin remediating the damage, the easier it is to return your possessions to you in their preloss condition.

Our SERVPRO techs can sort through whatever you lost in the fire, including your curtains and tablecloth. When it comes to cleaning, our techs usually use a combination of three methods to remove soot, including lubricating and chemical cleaners as well as abrasive tactics. SERVPRO can set up air scrubbers with HEPA filters to capture the particles in the air that cause bad odors and neutralize them. We aim to erase as many reminders of the damage that took place in your home as possible.

Don't wait to call for professional help when a candle causes a fire in your home. Reach SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000. Trust us to handle the damage so you can concentrate on other things.

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Plantation's Water Damage Technicians Explain Moisture's Effects on Carpet

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Plantation's Water Damage Technicians Explain Moisture's Effects on Carpet If moisture is not extracted quickly, it can damage carpet to the point where it must be removed and replaced.

Call SERVPRO ASAP to Save Carpet after Water Damage

Water getting inside a house in Plantation can cause problems with building materials, including carpet. Excessive moisture can damage the carpet to the point where it must be removed and replaced. Since carpeting material is porous, carpet can trap in moisture present in the subfloor.

If the carpet is left wet for too long, foul odors can fill the room with mildew-like smells. Some types of carpet can develop black mold after a water damage issue in Plantation. Mold can spread to other building materials and cause health effects.

Determining whether the carpet needs to be removed or if water removal can save it is the first step when mitigating issues with wet carpet. All carpet has a primary and secondary backing that is held together with latex. Latex also is what adheres the carpet fibers to the backing. When carpets get saturated by water, the latex can deteriorate.

When the latex breaks down due to moisture, delamination or the separation of the backing material can occur. Deteriorating latex reduces the carpets structural integrity. If the primary or secondary backing gets detached, the carpet must be replaced.

After water affects a house, any glued down carpet can form bubbles underneath. The bubbles are the result of moisture breaking down the glue. In some cases, our SERVPRO technicians can peel up the carpet and glue it back down to remove the air bubbles. In other scenarios, the carpet must get pulled up and removed.

The padding underneath carpet can get ruined by excessive moisture as well. If water saturates carpet padding, it can lose its structural integrity and break apart. Padding can also trap moisture present inside the subfloor and hold foul odors. If the carpet pad gets in the way of drying the subfloor or carpet, it gets pulled out and discarded because it is relatively inexpensive to replace.

If the moisture inside the home has not yet ruined the carpet or pad, then it can be saved by drying. When drying carpet and the pad underneath it, our IICRC certified technicians pull up the carpet and put an air mover at an end so that the air "floats" the carpet up and dries more rapidly. Calling SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000 can help speed up the drying of excessive moisture inside your home.

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Combating Smoke Damage In Your Fort Lauderdale Restaurant

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Combating Smoke Damage In Your Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Smoke damage is often solely attributed to the lingering foul odor that is left in the area after the fire has gotten extinguished.

Combating Smoke Damage

After a fire has threatened your Fort Lauderdale restaurant, you might spend a considerable amount of time mulling over the damages and determining the best approach to get your doors back open the hungry public. The trouble with fires is that they often affect your business in a multitude of ways, so just handling a small part of the problem still leaves many other issues that could threaten the safety and quality of the service that you could provide to your customers.

One of the most typical obstacles that business owners face before they can reopen the doors to their Fort Lauderdale restaurant is the need for smoke cleanup. Smoke damages can show up in a few unique ways, and each of these must get addressed before your eatery can welcome your loyal customer base back through the doors. Fortunately, you have SERVPRO and our team of certified fire restoration technicians at your disposal to help the process move quickly and require less out of pocket expense from you.

Smoke damage is often solely attributed to the lingering foul odor that is left in the area after the fire has gotten extinguished. In truth, this symptom is only part of the problem that you face. To combat this nauseating odor that remains in the fabrics and the air of the affected areas after a fire has occurred, our SERVPRO team utilizes thermal foggers with a dense chemical compound intended to counteract the molecules of the noxious scent and leave no discernible smell behind. This process takes care of the overall area, as well as the individual contents of the room such as furniture, fabrics, and textiles.

Vacuums are used to pull soot from surfaces and contents of the room, which is attributed factor of smoke damage to the facility. The approach is to restore the surfaces to their original conditions entirely, but if this is no longer possible, our team works to make them suitable for repainting or resurfacing after the cleaning has commenced.

When you are battling all of the effects of a recent fire in your restaurant, you need to contact the fire restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South immediately. With your profits and customer loyalty hanging in the balance, getting your issues resolved quickly should be a top priority. Give us a call anytime at (954) 776-2000.

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Flood Damage and Cleanup in Your Fort Lauderdale Home

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage and Cleanup in Your Fort Lauderdale Home Flooding can happen very quickly. When you and your family are safe, it is time to contact SERVPRO for drying out and remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Quickly Dries Out Your Flooded Property

While longer days and warmer weather come with Spring, the season also brings conditions such as heavy rains which could increase your risk for a flood in Fort Lauderdale. Spring storms can bring several inches of rain in only a few hours, or they can stall out over one area for several days. These heavy rains can bring severe flooding by overwhelming the ground, overflowing storm drains, or causing rivers to spill out of their banks or levees.
 
When the rains in your area have caused flooding in your Fort Lauderdale home, you are left with quite a mess on your hands, no matter how much water got inside. Flooding and flood damage completely disrupts your daily life and is something that needs to be attended to right away. Let our SERVPRO staff help you get the water out and dry your residence and possessions so you can return to your normal life.
 
Even after we are done getting all the water out of your property, our job is not done. Structural items, like subfloors and walls, may require cleaning. We use professional products to make your home look as good, if not better; then it was before the flooding.
 
SERVPRO staff clean and deodorize any carpeting which was exposed to the floodwaters. We choose a carpet cleaning method which is appropriate for the level of soiling. We look at things such as if the dirt is primarily on the fiber tips or if it is ground down into the fibers, if the carpet fibers are very matted, and if they stiff and sticky. We have various methods of cleaning we use depending on how severe the soiling was. In the case of grey water where we are salvaging the carpet, we use a more aggressive method.
 
Most of the time, we need to clean other items in your home as well. All contents exposed to water or high humidity need to be evaluated for cleaning needs. Some wood furniture requires cleaning and polishing after exposure to high humidity. We also check clothing, closets, and storage areas for contents that need cleaning and deodorizing. All photographs and wall hangings are also checked for damage from condensation and high humidity. When it comes to electronics, they can require unique drying and cleaning services to restore them, so we recruit the help of other professionals.
 
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South wants to make sure your entire home in Pembroke Pines, Davie, or Weston is dry and clean before we say that our job is done. Give us a call at (954) 776-2000 as soon as you need us so we can help you.

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Fire Restoration Services to Fort Lauderdale Homes

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Restoration Services to Fort Lauderdale Homes A house fire can lead to major structural damage, call on SERVPRO for thorough fire damage restoration.

Rely on SERVPRO for Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services

Most fire damage to Fort Lauderdale homes is from smoke and soot residue. In a smaller number of homes, the heat and flames lead to major structural damage. They destroy interior walls, personal property, and even force the replacement of the roof.

In these cases, fire restoration for Fort Lauderdale requires a service that can do more than just clean off smoke damage, hang new drywall, and then paint over everything. SERVPRO response teams are trained to restore and return homes to their original state after even the worst fires. We do not engage in major reconstruction, but we work closely with homeowners and general contractors to ensure a safe and clean environment.

We start with demolition and removal. Once the fire department declares it is safe to enter the home, we remove and dispose of all property too damaged to clean or repair. It includes not only furniture and appliances, but also building material such as drywall, wood paneling, and interior wall framing.

Next, we tackle the floor. After most fires, soot is so thick on carpets that it is cheaper to replace them than to attempt cleaning. We quickly remove them and examine the surface underneath. If it is a wood floor, our technicians determine if the floorboards are salvageable or if they need disposal as well. In most homes, we can replace the wood flooring unless the homeowner prefers using a professional installer.

With a solid surface under our feet, SERVPRO technicians begin cleaning. In addition to smoke and soot residues, some of the more difficult types of damage to remove are the odors. We start the process by wiping down surfaces with dry sponges to remove powdery residue. For thicker layers, our teams have the option to use vacuums or apply a cleaning agent as appropriate. For sticky residues, we start with stronger cleaning agents to break up the residues and then remove them with cloths and sponges.

Many of the odors disappear with the residues, but in some cases, they penetrate into the surfaces of wall framing or the floors. To remove these, we can use special agents to deodorize the surfaces. If the odors are deeply penetrated, we use ozone generators to produce deodorizing particles that can penetrate as deeply as the odor particles and neutralize them.

Now come the walls. After we remove the damaged property and deodorize the interior of the home, it is a simple task for us to hang new drywall and then paint it or attach wood paneling so that it has as close to the same appearance as before the fire. If there is fire damage to main supports such as load-bearing walls, we leave that to whomever the homeowner hires.

For SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South, this is not just a job. As a local franchise, these are our friends and neighbors we are helping to return home. If you need our services, call (954) 776-2000 today to schedule a visit and inspection. We are here for you.

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The Right Team for Mold Damage Repair in Your Fort Lauderdale Residence

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Right Team for Mold Damage Repair in Your Fort Lauderdale Residence When remediating mold damage, SERVPRO locates and stops the source of the moisture to prevent future mold growth.

Rely on SERVPRO for Quick and Thorough Mold Damage Remediation

While you are almost always working to keep up with the needs of your home as it ages, there are inevitably going to be circumstances that are out of your depth to remedy and repair. Such is the case of discovering mold growth and its subsequent damage in your Fort Lauderdale house. While you might think that fixing this problem is as simple as thoroughly cleaning the area, most conventional cleaning efforts are not able to successfully remove the entire organism, not to mention repair or restore the damage that the colonies have caused.

Fortunately for you, our SERVPRO professionals get specially trained to deal with all varieties of fungal growth and the latest remediation methods for efficient removal and restoration of the affected areas. If you have mold damage to repair in your Fort Lauderdale home, having the right team of remediation specialists to call can help you to make the process smooth and bring your home back from this compromised condition more quickly.

From the moment that our team arrives at your house, we begin our assessment into the full scope of the damage starting with the farthest reaches of mold colonies throughout the affected areas. This process gives our SERVPRO specialists the area of the job that needs to be sectioned off. Preventing mold spores from spreading to new areas while the remediation process is underway is critical to not having the problem recur.

Locating the source of the moisture that fed the mold spores and allowed them to form into colonies is a critical component of our remediation process as well. By stopping this source from allowing more water into this area of your home in the future, recurrences are much less likely. After repairs have gotten completed, and the colonies have gotten removed, drying the area is the next step. Dehumidification equipment gets used for this step to pull the moisture from the air quickly. For an added measure of security and peace of mind, our technicians might recommend a permanent dehumidifier for the area.

When you discover mold damage in your home, many people find themselves overwhelmed with how to get rid of it and prevent it from ever happening again. Fortunately, with SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South, you do not have to combat this situation by yourself. Our experienced mold remediation specialists are available 24/7 just by calling (954) 776-2000.

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Professional Restoration Company Supplies Fort Lauderdale Residents With Carpet Drying Services

3/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Restoration Company Supplies Fort Lauderdale Residents With Carpet Drying Services Wet carpeting can be dried out if you contact SERVPRO fast enough after a water damage situation. Call us right away for best results.

Trained SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Water Damaged Property After an Incident

Experiencing water damage of any kind on your property can leave you with water-soaked carpeting that requires a professional's attention. Leaving moisture in your carpet to dry naturally can cause severe damage to your subfloor and even allow mold to grow.  
 
A quality restoration company can perform carpet drying services in your home that make it possible to reuse wet carpeting. However, the speed at which you make your decisions plays a significant role in how much of a loss you suffer. Avoid hesitating when it comes to water damage on your Fort Lauderdale property, call for help immediately.
 
SERVPRO technicians can provide you with the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to get things under control quickly. We perform carpet drying services with a variety of water extraction, cleaning, and drying equipment that makes the entire drying process as efficient as possible. Just to let you know, renting a wet/dry vacuum from a local hardware store is not a viable alternative.  
 
SERVPRO gives you access to IICRC-industry certified technicians with several years experience in providing drying, cleaning, and decontamination services. We can pull up entire sections of your carpet, remove saturated padding, dry the subfloor, install new padding, and re-install carpeting to return your home to a quality pre-water damage condition.
 
SERVPRO has water extractors of all shapes and sizes, making removing water from your home easier than ever before. We also use hygrometers, dehumidifiers, and air-moving equipment to ensure the removal of all pockets of hidden moisture throughout your home. Our technicians take pride in providing full-service solutions to our customers and want to serve as your answer to water damage situations that often affect your property.
 
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South has an entire Green Fleet assembled, ready to deploy throughout the Davie, Weston, Pembroke Pines area. We provide quality cleanup and restoration services to members of our local communities 24/7, 365, including holidays. Contact us today to obtain professional carpet drying services you can count on to keep your home clean and safe. (954) 776-2000
 
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When You Require Complete Water Damage Repairs For Your Ft Lauderdale Bar

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When You Require Complete Water Damage Repairs For Your Ft Lauderdale Bar Keep Your Bar Open for Ft. Lauderdale Vacationers After Water Damage--Call SERVPRO

Water Removal is a Key Component of SERVPRO Restoration for Your Commercial Establishment

When your business suffers water damage, especially a significant disaster, it can be difficult to determine the most efficient and cost-effective means of moving forward. As with any business, your Ft. Lauderdale bar cannot expect to make any money when you cannot open your doors to the paying customers that want to get inside, so time is of the essence to get the issues resolved and the damaged restored as quickly as possible. Time is money, after all.
 
While you might be aware that SERVPRO can handle water damage without much trouble, you might not be aware that our team is also able to handle the necessary water damage repairs to your Ft. Lauderdale bar as well. You can have both the means of getting the immediate damage restored as well as fixing structural concerns and problems that prevent you from functioning like you used to before the incident.
 
It begins with thoroughly assessing the source of the damage that you have experienced in the bar. Typically speaking, even significant water damage comes from one central point, be it a break in the water lines inside of the building, appliance malfunctions, or something of this nature. Initially, this source has to get shut down to allow for the immediate restoration and water removal efforts to begin.
 
Once the affected areas have gotten restored, our SERVPRO technicians assess the areas in need of structural repair and plumbing repairs to prevent future problems. Material like drywall can get significantly damaged by the presence of pooled water, so portions of this often need to get replaced when you have water emergencies inside of your facility. Fortunately, we partner with the skilled commercial contractor for rebuilding after our water restoration service is complete.  
 
The same can get said for the plumbing inside of the bar as well. When you have breaks and ruptures that were the cause of this initial water damage, these are areas of your plumbing that have to get replaced and repaired before the restoration efforts can get deemed successful.
 
As you can see, there are many sides to the SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South restoration team. When you are grappling with water damage to your business and need a quality restoration outfit to get you back on your feet, give our team a call today at (954) 776-2000.

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What to do After a Flood Damage to Your Plantation Home?

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to do After a Flood Damage to Your Plantation Home? If you experience flood damage, the first step is to make sure you and your family are safe.

Steps to Take Before the Professionals Arrive

Whether it is due to a storm or heavy rains, flood damage can wreak havoc on your property. It is essential to have a plan in place to ensure your safety and minimize the damage.

Thankfully, professional restoration experts can help you deal with the aftermath of flood damage to your Plantation home. The IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians have the necessary equipment and technical knowledge to get the situation under control. You can do a few things before the professional help arrives after flood damage to your home.

Ensure Your Safety

Safety comes first. Before you do anything, ensure that you and your loved ones are safe and protected. Flooded areas can have many dangers such as unstable structures, unsure footing, and floating debris. Wait for the help to arrive before trying to clean up the mess by yourself.

Call in the Professionals

Once you are safe, the next thing is to call in the professionals to begin the restoration process. SERVPRO technicians can contact you within an hour after we hear from you and within four hours of your call, our technicians can reach you to start the process. A restoration expert can contact you and arrange for the services. We take pride in the fact that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster!

Assess the Damage, if Possible 

Until the professionals arrive, you can prepare a visual record of the damage caused by the flood. Take many pictures from different angles, if it is possible to take pictures of the damage. It might help you during the insurance negotiations. Make sure that you share your assessment with the restoration experts so that they are aware of the damage.

It can be tempting to start the restoration process before the professionals arrive. However, it is not a particularly great idea. It is much wiser to wait for the technicians to arrive rather than trying to do something on your own.

Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000 today to schedule an appointment and a free consultation.  

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