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Water Removal After a Fire in Plantation
Contact SERVPRO after the firefighters leave to dry out and remediate your damaged property.
SERVPRO Technicians Fully Understand That Remediating Fire Damage Includes Drying Out Your Property After the Firefighters Leave
Until you experience a home fire and the firefighting efforts made to rescue your Plantation house, the fact that fire damage remediation includes water removal and damage probably surprises you. When you are in the midst of fire damage recovery, it makes perfect sense - and adds stress to the situation. Water removal and fire damage are two of our core services.
Your burning home needed firefighters to pull out the stops, and now water removal in Plantation is at the top of your task list. Water and chemical extinguishers are essential but add to the chaos after the fire is out. Our restoration company is equally competent in water removal and fire restoration, a perfect balance for your challenges.
SERVPRO sends an experienced project manager to your home to assess all aspects of the disaster. The water removal steps precede everything except boarding up and tarping for a few key reasons. First, water is a known safety hazard, exposing you, your family, and our workers to slip and fall and electrocution concerns. Second, removing the water makes the cleanup of smoke and soot damage easier - without the added mess of water and floating debris is it far more comfortable to concentrate on the cleanup.
Finally, water is at least equal to or even more destructive than fire. If moisture remains unabated for 24 to 48 hours, microbial growth is possible. Porous materials like insulation and drywall dissolve in standing water, and carpeting can delaminate, and other fabrics weaken and stain. SERVPRO can limit or halt these processes as we remove the water.
As soon as practical, SERVPRO begins the operation of submersible pumps to evacuate the majority of the water. We use infrared scanning to locate hidden pockets of water as any residual continues to damage the property and threaten the space with mold growth. If required by rules and codes we contain and dispose of it as directed by local authorities. We follow the pumps with extractors, all the while testing materials for moisture levels. Structural drying follows, monitored with periodic moisture metering until the goals determined by our crew lead is reached.
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South considers water removal to be an integral part of any fire damage restoration project. Contact us at (954) 776-2000 as soon as the firefighters leave to get this complex job in motion.
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When In-Place Carpet Drying Is Feasible After Water Damage In Fort Lauderdale
This saturated carpet will be dried and cleaned using extractors, air movers and dehumidifiers.
When water damage soaks your carpets call SERVPRO
Addressing water damage quickly makes more options available when determining how to dry out the carpeting in your Fort Lauderdale home. Depending on many different variables, drying wall to wall carpeting in place can be successful. Other considerations might suggest that removal and off-site drying before reinstallation is preferable. Let our carpet drying specialists help you choose the proper course for your situation.
After a water damage event in your Fort Lauderdale house, an action plan for carpet drying becomes a necessity. Specialized equipment and familiarity with protocols developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) set our carpet drying services apart. Our training and experience suggest in-place drying can work under the following conditions.
- The water damage occurred fewer than 72 hours before restoration.
- The water involved is clean or Catagory One.
The subfloor is a single layer, in good condition, and not comprised of laminate or hardwood.
- The pad contains non-organic fibers.
- No vapor barrier or non-permeable pad layer exists.
- No microbial growth or contamination is evident.
SERVPRO accomplishes top down, in-place drying with more thorough extraction and increasing the number of air movers and dehumidifiers employed. First, our crew uses extractors with the regular wand to halt the migration of water from wet to dry areas of the carpeting. Then we switch to a weighted wand to force more moisture out of the carpeting and pad with each pass.
SERVPRO crew members receiving training on the proper patterns to follow as the water is moved out of the carpet fibers. Typically we begin with the center of the room, switching to the perimeter as the drying proceeds. Our team finds that dividing the space into 10 square foot sections benefits a complete extraction. Periodic evaluation of the efficacy of the extraction is vital. Pulling a corner up and squeezing the pad allows us to be sure both carpeting and padding approach the moisture level wanted -- the goal is no water observable when we compress the fabrics.
Drying in-place minimizes disruption to your home. Furnishings need not be removed, just rearranged during the process. The process requires a more extended deployment of SERVPRO’s commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers but avoids removing and reinstalling large expanses of carpeting.
Professional assistance is crucial if you want to pursue in-place carpet drying. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South offers full-service carpet drying options. Call us at (954) 776-2000 to arrange an evaluation of your water damage scenario.
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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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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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Plantation's Great Emergency Water Damage Service Choice
Appliances Leak and Cause Water Damage in Plantation--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal
Rely on SERVPRO for Swift Water Removal from Your Plantation Property
Everyone knows that even while at home emergency situations can happen. One night you can be relaxing in your beautiful Plantation home and then the next morning your life gets turned upside down. You wake up in the morning to get your laundry out of the washroom, and you see a large puddle of water surrounding your washing machine. Before you get upset, think logically and consider your options.
Mopping the water up yourself may seem like an easy solution, but in the long run, it might prove to be a poor decision. It is a much better idea to call in Plantation water damage restoration experts from SERVPRO. It is common knowledge that water can spread to many places that you may not be able to see and cause problems within your home.
When water leaks its way into certain parts of your house, many problems can take place. Water seeps into places that are not visible. The water coming from the area of your washing machine can spread through wood and drywall and cause many issues, especially in a two-story home or condo.
If water makes its way inside your walls, then many things may happen to your home that you may not notice right away. Water can get in between your walls and possibly short out electrical connections which can cause some problems. If water leaks into the drywall and does not get dried under a certain amount of time, you may develop a mold problem.
When dealing with problems concerning the most expensive investment in your life, it is best to leave it to the experts at SERVPRO. We are IICRC certified and experienced in dealing with any water damage situation. Our emergency restoration crews can show up to fix your problem even if it happens after bedtime.
We can assist you in any home emergency 24 hours a day and seven days a week. If you ever wake up to an unexpected puddle of water in your home, contact us at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000 for 24/7 help.
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Why You Need Professional Water Removal Services in Plantation
Regardless of the cause of the water damage, a call to SERVPRO starts the water removal process and helps prevent mold from setting in.
Our Trained Technicians Dry Out Every Nook and Cranny of Your Water Damaged Property
A water damage problem arises when your area experiences a storm, your roof leaks or when plumbing systems fail. Immediate action should be taken to mitigate the loss that may result from water emergencies in Plantation. If you fail to do water removal, your ceiling, flooring, carpet, and property may be subject to damage, and even creation of favorable conditions for mold growth may result.
Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians are trained to offer residents of Plantation professional water removal, repair and clean up services. While responding to water emergencies, we begin by identifying the source of the problem and perform the necessary repair. During the restoration process, we attend to leaks, broken pipes, water heater and sump pumps failures.
Dehumidifiers are some of the equipment that our technicians use to lower the air's relative humidity. The device works by promoting the evaporation of moisture to the surrounding, thus making target area dry. Low grain refrigerant, desiccant, and refrigerant are the primary type of dehumidifiers that our water damage technicians use. Each model is used to attain different results and under different circumstances.
The time that our SERVPRO technicians take to clean and dry your property depends on the level of the water damage. In the early stages of the restoration process, we do property pack up, cleaning, removing the unsalvageable contents, disinfecting and deodorizing the affected areas. The air sanitizers and drying equipment do not leave the site until the water extraction, and clean-up process is complete. A test is done to confirm whether the affected property has attained the standard moisture, humidity and temperature levels before removing the necessary equipment.
Technicians from SERVPRO observe safety precautions when using the cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting products. That is why you are advised to stay away from the area since you may not have protective equipment like splash goggles and respirators.
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South responds faster to all types of storm, fire, water and mold damage disasters. Call us at (954) 776-2000 to be served by a trusted leader in restoration.
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Avoiding Water Damage from Dishwasher Failure in Your Ft. Lauderdale Home
SERVPRO Tip--Inspect Hoses for Leaks in Dishwashers in Fort Lauderdale Properties--Prevent Water Damage
SERVPRO Says Inspect Your Appliances Often to Reduce the Chances of Water Damage
One of the greatest modern conveniences found in most homes today in Ft. Lauderdale is the dishwasher. It not only lowers your water usage, but it gets rid of the need for you to be stuck forever at your sink washing and drying every single dish, pot, and pan by hand. It is easy to see, after multiplying this by three meals a day, how much energy and time a dishwasher can free up in your schedule to take care of other things in your busy life.
However, as much as residents of Ft. Lauderdale do not want to live without this kitchen appliance, they do not feel the same when their dishwasher leaks and creates water damage in their home. Now, they are faced with fixing the issue and addressing the aftermath of the damage done.
When this happens, SERVPRO can make your life much easier by helping you clean up the water disaster all around you. We are a certified and trained remediation company who can take care of your problem in a timely fashion, all while taking into consideration you as an individual.
Thirty percent of water damage in homes is caused by the failure of an appliance. You may be able to avoid flooding in your home by following a few helpful steps.
Each dishwasher is different, so be familiar with your appliance. Read the owner’s manual when you first purchase it to make sure you are operating it correctly. You can keep your dishwasher from breaking down later and springing a leak when you follow the recommendations for soap type and how much to use.
Regular maintenance for any appliance is a must. Protecting against rust, cleaning the rubber seals, unclogging spray nozzles, and flushing out filters should be done regularly. If you fail to maintain your dishwasher, it can cause it to run less efficiently and even break down, leading to leaks and related damage.
A leaking dishwasher can do quite a bit of harm, as it could be hiding behind the machine and you might not see it for a long time until you notice other damage, such as the tile floor cracking. Our technicians at SERVPRO can quickly find the problem for you when you suspect something is wrong, and we have the industrial tools needed to extract any water, plus get your home dry again.
If it is right for your dishwasher, use hoses made of braided stainless steel. They usually fit better in spaces that are small without kinking, which can cause cloth or rubber hoses to burst. Also, check your water lines routinely. There is usually one which leads to the disposal or sink drain and one that goes to the kitchen sink supply faucet. A leak in the line or a bust hose are the most commonly seen problems with dishwashers.
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South can be trusted to clean up the mess after your dishwasher fails, no matter the day or time. If you reside around Plantation, Ft. Lauderdale, or Davie, you can reach us by dialing (954) 776-2000 whenever you need us.
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When Performing Water Damage Repairs In Your Fort Lauderdale Home, Think Restoration
When water leaks from your plumbing, it can quickly seep into all of the materials around.
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When your toilet overflows, you have a leaky roof or a plumbing problem in any other area of your home, do you think of a restoration company first? The answer is more than likely no, you probably think of whoever does your maintenance, in most cases, you.
You may believe that performing water damage repairs on your Fort Lauderdale home might save some money. However, in most cases, the majority of homeowners cause far more damage than they set out to fix. Everyone should keep in mind that having a wood shop course in school, or two years as an apprentice carpenter, does not make you a professional repair person.
Let’s take the first example under consideration. A toilet overflow causes water to penetrate every corner of your bathroom. Water can seep into cracks in your walls, under your flooring, beneath plumbing fixtures, and even extend out into your hallway. You might mop the water out, dry carpeting in the hall and toss towels used to clean the mess up right into your washing machine.
Leaving out the multitude of bio hazards that you and your family just became exposed to, there are some things you forgot to address that could become a huge problem down the road. Water getting underneath of your flooring is huge, the flooring, as well as the subfloor, need to be checked for moisture. Even a small amount can allow mold to grow or rot to set in places that you cannot see.
With the right equipment at your disposal, you can overcome these problems easily, that is where SERVPRO comes into play. Our IICRC certified technicians use various equipment to help you discover how much water penetrated various surfaces, allowing you an opportunity to nip secondary damages in the bud.
The same thing goes with roof leaks or other plumbing problems that may develop throughout your home. SERVPRO has expertly trained technicians available at a moments notice that help you prevent losses and continue to serve you as long as you need us. We have years of experience performing jobs of all sizes, everything from simple tasks to huge mistakes.
Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale for qualified professionals who understand how providing restoration services also includes the quality of our repairs. (954) 776-2000
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Avoiding Water Damage from Your Ft. Lauderdale Air Conditioning Unit
If you have any concerns at all about your air conditioning unit, it is a good time to schedule an annual cooling system maintenance.
Is Your Ft. Lauderdale Air Conditioning Unit Leaking?
With the warmer months here, you might notice your air conditioner having to work harder and run longer. It is made to do this, and part of its job is to remove moisture from the air, which then collects in a condensate pan that drains outside of your home. Often, this is where problems originate with water damage. There are a few things to keep in mind to avoid this issue.
Checking the Condensate Line
Look for the condensate line outside of your Ft. Lauderdale home. Ensure it is clear of any debris which would block it from freely draining liquid. Landscaping sometimes blocks the pipes, leaving you with a backup and water damage. Mud daubers or other pests also can make a problem by building nests inside the pipe.
If you have had water damage occur already from your Ft. Lauderdale air conditioning unit, SERVPRO, a professional water damage remediation company, can help solve the problem and clean up the mess left behind.
Cooling System Maintenance
The condensate pump and lines need regular maintenance to continue running efficiently. You can also avoid water damage by ensuring algae does not build up and make clogs. Cleaning your unit periodically helps your system to run right and avoid water damage or a cooling system that cannot handle extreme heat.
Check the Drain Pan
If your air handler is in an enclosed space, you could have a drain pan. If there is water accumulating in this pan, your drainage is not adequate. You need to fix this right away, and there are kits available which turn your system off in case a clog forms to prevent your ceiling or floor from getting damaged.
Avoiding Water Damage
If you have any concerns at all about your air conditioning unit, it is a good time to schedule an annual cooling system maintenance. A trained technician can keep your cooling system running efficiently all year long.
When a water damage emergency does arise, SERVPRO can be to your home quickly to assess the problem and damages, then dry your home out. They can find any hidden water with special tools and see if any mold has begun to grow.
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SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South can fix your air conditioner water damage. However, the faster you act in calling them at (954) 776-2000, the more damage you can avoid from accumulating, so contact us as soon as you realize there is a problem.
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Signs Water Damage Repairs Are Needed In Your Fort Lauderdale Bathroom
Signs of water damage are not always easy to spot, so knowing what to look for to prevent bathroom flooding and similar problems are essential.
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Water damage and leaks in your bathroom can be quite costly to repair, as it takes much time to remove and re-install things already in place such as your toilet, sink, and flooring. Signs of water damage are not always easy to spot, either, so knowing what to look for to prevent bathroom flooding and similar problems are essential. The first signs of water damage can be well hidden and overlooked easily. If you discover them in time, however, professionals like SERVPRO can fix the problem for you without a lot of headaches and cost.
With no visible problems, a persistent damp smell is a big red flag that your bathroom in your Fort Lauderdale home is suffering from water damage. When you can smell this odor even when the bathroom is dry and clean, be convinced that there is moisture building up behind surfaces. You probably have mold growth to go along with it as well. Therefore, you need to call in SERVPRO right away to ensure this problem does not worsen.
Blistering paint or crumbling plaster is just the first step to a disaster that is approaching. If water is dripping behind your walls, a leaking pipe is likely the problem. Drywall feels softer and swells when it absorbs water, and the process is usually slow. If you notice any of this or any cracks or gaps in your caulk or grout, it is time to address this issue of hidden water damage.
Bathroom floors are made to be covered in water, so they stay in good condition unless you have a leak develop. Persistent moisture below the floor, however, creates buckling, cracking, and staining, so if any of this appears in your bathroom, you should be alarmed. The subfloor of your bathroom, usually made of plywood, starts to rot if exposed to moisture, making the floor gradually softer.
When you see mold growth on walls, in corners, or spreading on the ceiling, it is usually too late for preventative measures. It develops from the inside out, so when you can see it, there is just one explanation – you have a leak somewhere. SERVPRO’s professionals can come in and take care of the leak and the mold with special tools and cleaners, so get them to your home as quickly as possible.
These are all reasons why you need to regularly inspect your bathroom, including the shower area, around the sink and your toilet. Maintain valves and pipes, plus the whole plumbing system and replace any rusty parts. If your bathroom suffers water damage of any kind, please contact SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South right away. We can be there quickly when you give us a call at (954) 776-2000 to fix your bathroom up and make it a haven to wash away the stress of the day again.
Water Damage Restoration Service In Ft. Lauderdale
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Trust SERVPRO to Help with Your Water Damaged Home or Business
There are a large variety of situations that can wreak havoc on your home or commercial property and cause a lot of unwanted personal and financial concerns about the loss that you are being forced to experience. Take the stress and fear out of these situations like this and benefit from restoring your property with our professional services that go above and beyond anything that you could ever perform yourself, in far less time.
Our SERVPRO expertly trained water damage restoration technicians in Ft. Lauderdale can be on your doorstep ready to assist you within four hours after you make your first call. We will walk you through the entire restoration process from beginning to end and show you how we can repair your property to tip top condition while also saving you the time and expense involved in scheduling all of the different maintenance issues; we can handle them all. We will give you the opportunity to relax while knowing that you and your property are receiving the expert care that you deserve.
Take the opportunity to repair that bowed ceiling in the guest bedroom that was caused by a broken pipe in the upstairs bathroom last summer that you have not had the ability to deal with yet. You know, the one with the nasty widening, highly unattractive water stain that everyone avoids looking at directly. Stop ignoring the damage that exists and give the water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO the opportunity to assist you with your repairs. You do not need to have the time to fix it yourself anymore; we can handle the repairs for you. "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO will send technicians to your door who are highly trained in every aspect of your repairs needs. We can remove all of the damaged materials, extract and dry any remaining water, stop the spread of any existing mold and clean up the entire area affected by the incident, making it appear as though it never happened at all.
Our technicians at SERVPRO can do all of this and even contain any contamination that may have an opportunity to cause health risks to you or the occupants of your home or commercial property. Isn't it time to stop guessing what might exist inside of that water damaged ceiling? We can help.
Give the highly trained experts at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South a call today. We can quickly provide you with the assistance you need through our 24/7 emergency service. (954) 776-2000