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Call Our Specialists 24/7 If A Fire Has Damaged Your Fort Lauderdale Restaurant

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Call Our Specialists 24/7 If A Fire Has Damaged Your Fort Lauderdale Restaurant If you need our services to mitigate damage from a disaster in your business, call us today at (954) 776-2000.

Restoring Commercial Fire Damage In A Fort Lauderdale Restaurant

In the restaurant business, sometimes accidents happen. Commercial fire damage is a common risk that, with diligence and regular maintenance, can be mitigated almost entirely. However, when a grease fire during lunch service covers your kitchen in unsightly soot, it can be overwhelming to consider the amount of cleanup that needs to take place before you re-open your doors.

Fortunately, when you have commercial fire damage in your Fort Lauderdale small business, certified SERVPRO technicians are here to restore your commercial facility to its pre-existing condition while observing all regulations and codes so that you can get back to business as usual without worry.

When our SERVPRO team comes to your business, we can thoroughly wipe down your fixtures to prevent soot corroding your utensils, furniture, and electronics. Our team can clean your fixtures to eliminate future fire risks that you may have been unaware of previously. Grease and proteins burned in fires can leave filmy residues that impart foul odors on surfaces in your kitchen, and untreated soot can corrode surfaces if allowed to go acidic.

Another concern after soot cleanup is the elimination of odor, and SERVPRO has the tools to address commercial kitchen fires in your establishment. Vent systems can be cleaned with a variety of agitation tools including brushes, augers, and air whips, while loose soot and buildup are vacuumed up, which prevents your HVAC system from spreading odor throughout your facility. Deodorization can be accomplished with industrial-grade box fans, HEPA air scrubbers with carbon and potassium permanganate filters, and even sprayers to address odor-causing particles and on charred stainless steel fixtures.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is dedicated to disaster cleanup, whether commercial or residential. If you need our services to mitigate damage from a disaster in your business, call us today at (954) 776-2000.

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How SERVPRO Removes Smoke and Soot Odors From Fires in Davie

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Removes Smoke and Soot Odors From Fires in Davie Smoke and soot damage can quickly spread, affecting areas that were not damaged by flames.

Odor Removal After Small Outlet Fire in Your Davie Home

Sometimes situations like fires do not spread throughout your Davie property beyond the combustion point, either due to a fast extinguishment on your end or because the fire burns out as quickly as it began. Whatever the case might be, a situation like a small outlet fire in the living room of your home might not have widespread damages, but there are effects that you still have to overcome to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Odors are fire damage effects that can often be the most challenging to overcome in your Davie home after the fire is out. DIY deodorization and masking the odor with stronger smells does not cut into the root of the problem, and that is why these solutions are only a temporary bandage to the more significant concern. Our SERVPRO team can arrive with the tools that can handle any of the lingering damage from this small fire in your home, including effective deodorization for all affected areas.

When our team arrives at your fire-damaged address, we can inspect the property quickly for any damages that might have resulted that require mitigation tactics. Cleanup and deodorization are often the steps to follow a small fire inspection, as much of the damage remains contained to a limited area, often requiring some soot cleaning, smoke residue removal, and removing the damaged portions of drywall for later replacement.

Deodorization requires some added steps, and that begins with containment of the affected area. By setting up physical barriers and invisible barriers with the use of machines like our hydroxyl generators, we can keep the smoke damage odors from spreading throughout the property. With the use of equipment like thermal foggers, we can break apart odor molecules and permanently remove the noxious scent the fire left behind.

While small fires might not seem as traumatic as widespread structure blazes, the same level of care and consideration needs to go into the restoration of the property. Our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South rapid response team is standing by 24/7 to help at (954) 776-2000.

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What Caused Water Damage in my New Plantation Home?

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Caused Water Damage in my New Plantation Home? SERVPRO has the necessary equipment to rapidly remove water from your home.

Water Removal in New Construction in Plantation

Even new construction is susceptible to water damage. Your condo, townhome or single-family home in Plantation does not have to go through a hurricane or torrential downpour for water to make its way into your living room or kitchen. A broken dishwasher, a ruptured pipe, or overflowing bathtub can all leave the contents of your home wet and in need of restoration services. Most importantly, the structure of your home can suffer if you do not tackle the problem promptly.  

For water removal services in Plantation, SERVPRO is at your call. Our rapid response team is available 24/7 to arrive at your home to assess the extent of the damage. Even if it seems like it is just a couple of wet spots on your floors, our moisture meters can detect any abnormal humidity level. By using thermal imaging technology, we can even detect any water deposits in places such as under flooring and drywall.  

Our most immediate concern is extracting water from your premises. Our SERVPRO team moves any of your belongings that can be salvaged to unaffected areas and treat them as appropriate. Similarly, we dispose of those belongings beyond repair according to any relevant regulations and guidelines, so you do not have to worry about it. As we conduct this assessment, we also extract water with submersible pumps and handheld devices, to reach all surfaces.  

When you approach water removal as a DIY project, you risk leaving behind bacteria that continues to grow and invite mold into your home in the future. To avoid that, we carefully monitor the proliferation of organisms through technology and our SERVPRO team disinfects and dries all areas before completing the job. Our expertise in the field allows us to anticipate future complications from this water loss event.  

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is your team of experts dedicated to restoring your home to its mint condition. Call us at (954) 776-2000 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Some Options for Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Fort Lauderdale Business

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Some Options for Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Fort Lauderdale Business Patients depend on your clinic for their health needs. Should the business location suffer from water damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Reconstructing Water-Damaged Areas of Your Fort Lauderdale Clinic

When water loss incidents occur in your Fort Lauderdale clinic, you have a finite amount of time to get the right professionals working to recover and restore the resulting damages. With so many patients and personnel depending on the facility, even a small water loss incident could displace many appointments and necessary procedures. Our professionals can help with a 24-hour emergency response. We can be there for you whenever disaster strikes, arriving with the tools and experienced personnel to help.

Water damage repairs in Fort Lauderdale are often necessary when substantial water loss incidents occur in your medical facility. Our SERVPRO professionals can identify the full extent of the damage from the time that we first arrive, detailing and demolition that must occur and the subsequent reconstruction necessary to restore the property successfully. Our crew features experienced, licensed contractors with hands-on experience in commercial construction, giving us a comprehensive approach to water damage recovery for your business.

The priority upon our arrival is noting the source of the water damage and making certain that the appropriate measures have gotten taken to repair this source. With substantial water loss events that require reconstruction, often burst or broken plumbing pipes are to blame. We can identify this point and repair the compromised plumbing if this has not already taken place.

Controlled demolition requires our SERVPRO team to assess each structural element individually for its structural integrity and possibility of restoration. We only remove damaged elements that cannot get restored with our conventional approaches. Once mitigation and demolition complete, our experienced contractors can begin work immediately on restoring these removed materials. With our seamless transition between these two phases, we can get your clinic ready for the final touches of restoration quickly so that your doors do not stay closed a moment longer than necessary.

While you cannot predict when disasters like water loss incidents can strike, you have to have a plan in place to restore these damages to keep your staff and patients safe. Our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South rapid response team can arrive quickly to the emergency with the experience and equipment to help. Give us a call today at (954) 776-2000.

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Commercial Carpet Drying in Fort Lauderdale

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Commercial Carpet Drying in Fort Lauderdale SERVPRO Dries Out Carpets in Ft. Lauderdale Buildings

Trust SERVPRO for Mitigating Damage and Disruptions During Carpet Drying and Restorations


Unless the building is a warehouse, one of the common features in commercial and residential facilities is carpet. Preserving it is a primary goal in every restoration task.

Drying commercial carpets for Fort Lauderdale businesses has its problems and concerns. For SERVPRO technicians, we watch out for Backing Separation (Delamination) and Latex Deterioration as we begin to dry carpets in offices, hallways, customer service, and common areas.

Every carpet has a primary and secondary backing. Latex is the adhesive used by manufacturers to secure the individual fibers to the primary. Another layer of latex holds the primary and secondary backings together. When water remains on the carpet for too long, the latex begins to break down; this results in the backings starting to separate, and the fibers start to come loose. To prevent both actions, we first get rid of the water. Technicians use pumps to remove the majority of it; usually within one day for a single floor of carpeting. With most of it out of the way, we switch to extraction wands; they are commercial-grade vacuums, specially designed to draw out water from carpets and carpet pads with damaging them. As they perform the task, our technicians are trained to watch for any signs of delamination and deterioration.

Since overly aggressive extraction damages carpet, there will always be a small amount of moisture left trapped. Since most commercial carpets do not utilize a carpet pad, it is rarely necessary for us to remove one. To completely dry the carpet, we use a combination of air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers to remove the last trace of moisture.

We carefully examine the carpet and then lift a section at opposite ends of a room or hallway. This technique is know as "floating" in the industry. At the entry point, we place an air mover to force warm, dry air under the carpet which pushes out the damp, colder air. To speed the process, we set up a fan to draw the damp air out, which makes the air-mover more efficient. If the room or hallway is extremely humid, we use a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the air. Depending on the size of this piece of equipment, we can draw out over 25 gallons of water each day. Our SERVPRO technicians take pride in working around an active work environment, reducing disruptions to our clients' customers and their employees.

Drying out your business is a relatively simple task, but it is time-consuming. Restoring carpets and other property needs to be handled by a professional service to avoid secondary damage. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South has decades of experience and stands ready to support our fellow business owners. Call today at (954) 776-2000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Cleaning Up Flood Damage in Your Ft. Lauderdale Home

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Cleaning Up Flood Damage in Your Ft. Lauderdale Home If your home is affected by storm damage, call SERVPRO immediately to minimize the damage.

Calling Professionals Can Make the Difference Between Saving Your Belongings and Losing Them After Flood Damage


The weather is tough to predict. You never know when a natural disaster like a severe thunderstorm is going to blow through Ft. Lauderdale. However, when it does, storm and flood damage can happen quickly. Hail damages roofs, gusting winds knock structures down, debris flies into buildings, lightning strikes, and torrential rain causes floods to homes and offices.

When your Ft. Lauderdale home has been affected by flooding and flood damage, you want to turn to SERVPRO. Our expert restoration training allows us to do the work needed to get your property back to the condition it was in before the storm. We have fast and efficient storm damage relief and cleanup that you can trust.

We use specialized equipment to quickly and thoroughly extract any standing water on your property. We use truck mounted pumps to do so, and after the water is removed, we use tools that dry out your home as well. These include desiccant dehumidifiers, air movers, and industrial fans. Our staff receives extensive training every year, and we are members of the IICRC.

SERVPRO technicians can also help you with your insurance claims. We work with your insurance company while recovering your home from flood damage, as we know it is a stressful time for you and your family. We can help get your claims settled quickly, so you get the coverage you need and deserve.

Going through a flood in your home can be a scary event. How good the cleanup afterward is and the company you choose to restore your home can make the difference between saving your valuable possessions and not being able to salvage them. Our technicians all genuinely care and help you to repair your property damage, and also help you save any personal possessions which could have been damaged by the flood waters.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South are the ones to get a hold of after your home has been flooded. Anyone living in the areas of Davie, Ft. Lauderdale, or Plantation can reach out to us anytime you need at (954) 776-2000.

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Our Fast Response Is Crucial In Restoring Your Flood Damaged Home In Davie To Pre-Damage Condition

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Fast Response Is Crucial In Restoring Your Flood Damaged Home In Davie To Pre-Damage Condition Just reach out to us at (954) 776-2000, and we will make your home look “Like it never even happened.”

Swift Response When Your Home In Davie Floods

When you think of the safety of your home in Davie, you may not think of flooding as a concern. In Florida, we tend to worry more about keeping natural disasters such as hurricanes outside of our home, not focusing on what to do if we are suddenly flooded. In reality, proximity to a canal, backed up sewers or a torrential downpour are all risk factors and knowing what to can make all the difference to the damage you sustain.

If ever your home in Davie sustains flood damage, SERVPRO is your best ally in bringing your home back to its original condition. Our training and expertise help us apply industry best practices to the restoration process, which can cut down the time and expense associated with recovering from this crisis. For example, we review with you the contents of your home and decide on those that need to be relocated to avoid further damage, those that are not salvageable and those that can be salvaged without being moved. Our experts apply a variety of techniques to address the specific need of each surface.

As we move through your property, we make a plan to extract water and quickly begin the drying process. By using air movers, anti-humidifiers and other equipment focused on water evaporation; we can start addressing other needs. Our SERVPRO team pays close attention to any hidden pockets of water that may become breeding grounds for mold and bacteria, and we carefully eliminate and disinfect them to prevent further growth. We also address structural issues, like the warping of hardwood floors and removal of carpets. When flood waters come in touch with porous materials such as upholstery and rugs, these are typically removed due to the contaminated nature of the water entering your home. Our team can assist and advice throughout this process, always keeping your health and safety in mind.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is a phone call away when disaster strikes. Well beyond the elimination of water and drying of your property, we are your trusted team in anticipating negative consequences. Just reach out to us at (954) 776-2000, and we will make your home look “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Team is Ready To Help You After A Fire In Your Plantation Home

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Team is Ready To Help You After A Fire In Your Plantation Home When you suffer from a home fire call our trusted professionals right away. We are available 24/7 for all your restoration needs.

Protect Your Home in Plantation- Thinking About Fire Damage

Living in Florida, we tend to focus more hurricanes and how to protect our homes against them. We add windows and shutters, and we make sure our drainage systems can sustain torrential downpours. However, we also need to be prepared to call the best technical team should fire damage distress our home. When flames reach our property, we are concerned with the structural safety of our house as well as salvaging our contents and belongings. Rather than tackling this daunting task on your own, seek professional assistance for better results.

If your home in Plantation is the victim of fire damage, our SERVPRO team is at the ready to help you assess the extent of the harm. Our technicians train to identify those belongings that are beyond repair and remove them from your home. Similarly, we can address other items individually and apply the most effective remediation methods to remove traces of smoke and soot and restore them to their original glory.

Items deeply affected by smoke and its residual odor are treated with specialized solutions to neutralize and deodorize the offending smell. When the odor seems to be stuck on your walls and more significant pieces, our SERVPRO team employs air scrubbers and ozone generators to breakdown the smell and neutralize it. In Florida, where the A/C unit is generally at work, we use charcoal activated filters to improve the air quality in your vents, and we may follow it with thermal foggers to penetrate other surfaces. The application of these products is under the close supervision of our IIRC certified staff and results are monitored continuously.

The indoor air quality of your home is a priority, as is eliminating all traces of the damage. Even though we attempt to salvage all your belongings, some of them may be beyond repair. Our team will make recommendations and assist in the removal so your life returns back to normal as soon as possible. When further repairs are needed, we help coordinate with vendors and contractors, so their work is done as soon as possible.

In a region where we think more about rain than we do fire damage, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is here to help you in all of your home’s fire and water needs. Just call us at (954) 776-2000 and allow us to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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How Our Mold Damage Experts Can Restore Your Davie Property

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Our Mold Damage Experts Can Restore Your Davie Property Call (954) 776-2000 to speak to one of our certified technicians to begin the process of mold remediation in your home now.

SERVPRO Tackles Mold Damage In Davie Rental Home

Mold is opportunistic and only requires moisture, food which can consist of most organic materials from drywall to books and optimum temperatures. In this area of Florida, the warm, moist air creates a perfect environment for mold growth, and homeowners have to be diligent to keep it at bay.

SERVPRO was called to perform mold remediation on a Davie rental property where the tenants had ignored a small leak in the attic area that had turned into a significant problem. The mold had spread from the area of the leak to the wood and possibly affecting the wood under the insulation. The landlord had the plumbing repaired; now he needed the mold handled.

Our technicians inspected the attic and found no other issues causing retention of moisture other than the previously leaking pipe. They contained the entryway to the attic to stop the spread of mold spores into the rest of the home. Once contained, they used a special vacuum to collect the insulation for possible reuse. The wood underneath had mild mold growth, and it was damp. Air movers and dehumidifiers were applied to the area to quickly dry the surfaces and make it unfriendly for mold.

Once dry, to avoid bringing moisture back into the attic, the SERVPRO team chose to use soda blasting to remove the mold by targeting areas of growth with a highly concentrated stream of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) which works as a mild abrasive to scrub mold from surfaces while it performs the dual function of cleaning plus deodorizing.

Industrial vacuums with HEPA filters are used to pull up mold and spores and trap them so they can be removed entirely from the property. A final wipedown with our professional-grade anti-fungal leaves the surface clean and inhibits the return of mold.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South knows the clock is ticking when you have discovered mold damage. Our emergency services are ready 24/7 to assist you. Call (954) 776-2000 to speak to one of our certified technicians to begin the process of mold remediation in your home now.

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SERVPRO Will Respond With A Sense Of Urgency To Your Plantation Home Restoration Needs

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Will Respond With A Sense Of Urgency To Your Plantation Home Restoration Needs Failed plumping is one of the causes of water damage in homes. Don't try try and fix it yourself call our trusted professionals today.

SERVPRO - Remediating Water Damage To Plantation Homes

Tucked between the Everglades and I-95, Plantation residents enjoy Florida’s beautiful nature and have quick access to everything else our state has to offer. Homes in our area can meet every need of either a growing or retiring family.

When water damage occurs to Plantation homes, even a small amount, it can quickly cause thousands of dollars in restoration costs. Every homeowner needs to bring in a professional company to stop and remove the water, then dry all affected property. SERVPRO restoration specialists can perform all of these tasks quickly, with the goal of returning a dry, safe home to every owner.

Most water damage issues come from a failed plumbing problem like a split dishwasher line or a broken pipe. Our personnel immediately turn-off the water and can fix minor problems like these. If we discover a major break somewhere, the team leader immediately recommends bringing in a licensed contractor.

With the water flow stopped, SERVPRO specialists next remove the standing water using a combination of pumps and extraction devices. Depending on the amount of water and size of the home, they can often remove it in a day or two.

As they complete removal, other team members place furniture and other items on pallets outside or in the garage, so trapped water can drain and evaporate. Specialists set up fans to increase air circulation and a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the air, so it takes less time to dry them.

For the home itself, carpets are at risk for rot and delamination, separation of the top and bottom layers, if not dried quickly. Once they complete extraction, team members lift the carpet from the floor and remove the soaked pad. These items are far cheaper to replace than to expend labor hours trying to dry them. Next, specialists place an air mover at one end to force warm, dry air under and over the carpet and a box fan at the other end to draw out the damp, cool air in the room of the affected carpet.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is to quickly dry every home affected by a water issue and return it to the owners as swiftly as possible. If your home has had a recent water incident, call us today at (954) 776-2000. We are here for you.

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