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How to Remove Flood Water From Your Plantation Home

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Remove Flood Water From Your Plantation Home Did the recent storms bring water into your home? No worries! SERVPRO is on the job!

Extraction Equipment Used to Mitigate Plantation Area Flooding 

We have multiple machines and tools that can help us to contend with flooding that remains a present threat for Plantation homes and businesses. Even with reinforced structures and installed diversion implements, avoiding the effects of flooding can be a challenge for specific areas of the property. Our technicians have experience with addressing multiple facets of flood recovery, including efficient extraction solutions. With each disaster being different, our approach to restoring the damage must change accordingly. 

With many machines capable of removing excess water after flood damage in Plantation homes, it becomes a matter of technician discretion as to which equipment is ideal for the current situation. A common choice for water removal is the submersible pumps. These require electricity to run, and we can supply temporary power solutions to properties in the dark with our portable generators that arrive with our SERVPRO Green Fleet of service vehicles and production trailers. 

With substantial water loss incidents that affect broad areas of the home, our technicians often select to use our rapid and powerful extraction solutions like the truck-mounted pumps. These tools are among the most efficient in our industry and can remove water at a rate of up to 300 psi. Our extractor truck rolls out with the Green Fleet to flooded destinations, making this tool accessible and on-site for our technicians combatting spreading water effects in the house. 

Also, our SERVPRO team has other portable extraction tools and specialized equipment, including our wet-vacs with extraction wands and our weighted extractors to help reduce the oversaturation of carpeted areas. Once our removal of all standing water occurs, our experienced team can get to work on other vital mitigation efforts like drying and cleanup.  

You cannot predict the severity or the likelihood of disasters like flooding taking place, but you do have a choice in the team that you choose to help you get things back to normal. Our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South professionals can help with premier recovery solutions and equipment designed to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (954) 776-2000.

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Ft. Lauderdale Shop Owners Often Rely on SERVPRO for Discreet Mold Remediation

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Ft. Lauderdale Shop Owners Often Rely on SERVPRO for Discreet Mold Remediation Mold Remediation for a Ft. Lauderdale Cafe by SERVPRO Saves Your Morning Coffee

How You Can Handle Mold Damage Found in Your Ft. Lauderdale Cafe  

Florida is known for its incredibly hot and humid weather, and that weather can cause mold damage if buildings are not adequately made to withstand the typical conditions of the region. High humidity means that your cafe is continuously exposed to excess moisture in the air. It is essential for buildings to be built correctly, and encourage free airflow, so the humid air cannot linger for too long. Furthermore, keeping the temperature inside of your cafe at a specific point can help ensure that excess moisture cannot cause problems for you, such as mold damage.

In the case of your Ft. Lauderdale cafe, the mold damage was caused by excess moisture lingering inside of the building due to humidity and the lack of a working A/C unit. When something breaks, sometimes you may be tempted to put off repairing it, especially if the repair may be an expensive undertaking. However, it only takes seventy-two hours of exposure to excess moisture for microbial growth to begin.
 
Always remember, when you find mold damages inside of your establishment, it is essential to call for help immediately. Swiftly calling for a cleanup and restoration company, like SERVPRO, can ensure that the remediation goes much smoother. Mold can cause health effects, and it is against food safety standards to run a cafe that has been infected with it. The quicker the problem is dealt with, the better it is for your foot traffic and your business. A customer leaving a bad review can damage your reputation as a clean establishment, offering a refreshing respite from a long day.
 
SERVPRO is always available whenever you need a team of our talented technicians. No matter when you find the damage on your property, our doors are open, and a representative is ready to answer the phone. We take arriving at your establishment as quickly as possible very seriously and pride ourselves on our reputation of time-management. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
Once SERVPRO gets to your establishment, we can immediately get to work and set up a barrier of plastic sheeting around the mold damage. It is essential to contain the active mold spores throughout remediation, so they do not spread to a different section of your cafe.
 
From there, our technicians can set up air scrubbers to pull any airborne spores from the air while we work, and to neutralize the musty scent that comes hand-in-hand with mold damage. Using a disinfectant, SERVPRO can remove the mold from the surfaces of your walls. Furthermore, we can use an antifungal agent to ensure that regrowth does not happen and then return your cafe to you in its pre-mold condition.
 
When mold damage strikes, get help immediately. Reach out to SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South by calling (954) 776-2000. Night or day, we are ready to help.

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Is Your Washing Machine Spinning Water Damage Into Your Plantation Home?

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is Your Washing Machine Spinning Water Damage Into Your Plantation Home? Inspect your washing machine hoses often to protect your home from water damage.

You May Need Water Damage Restoration Services in Plantation After a Washing Machine Leak

Washing machine water damage is typical in homes. It can occur because of a burst supply hose, overflowing, and drain line failures. The water from the washing machine can ruin your house, and the increased moisture can lead to other issues like the growth of mold on damp surfaces.

Mold can grow within 24 to 48 hours after the incident and can keep growing until treatment begins. Taking action quickly after noticing water damage in your Plantation home can keep the situation from getting worse. The first task is to stop the flow of water. You should then contact a company that provides water damage mitigation services like SERVPRO to help restore your property to its preloss condition. Our team offers water extraction, structural drying, dehumidification, carpet restoration or replacement and mold removal services among other services.

Upon arrival at your home, we can examine the affected area and then begin the cleanup and restoration process. We use equipment like shop vacs to remove any standing water since this helps speed up the drying process. Our technicians then use air movers to enhance evaporation by sweeping saturated air away from surfaces and replacing it with dryer air, which pulls moisture from the wet structure and contents. The air close to a wet surface becomes saturated, and the surface becomes cooler as water evaporates from it. Our crew then uses refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers to dry the moisture that is in the air. We continue the drying process until all the materials in the home return to normal moisture content levels.

Our SERVPRO team checks the moisture content of the affected areas against the moisture levels in the unaffected areas to bring them to the same level. We can also rebuild any part of your home that we removed for effective drying like drywall and padding under carpeting. Our restoration process is non-destructive, quick, and efficient from the beginning to the end to reduce the expense of repair work.

When there’s water loss in your home, you can contact SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000 for professional help. We can remove the water and dry your home to return it to its preloss condition. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Ft. Lauderdale Storm Water Removal, Disinfecting, and Restoration--All Done by SERVPRO

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ft. Lauderdale Storm Water Removal, Disinfecting, and Restoration--All Done by SERVPRO The Green Fleet from SERVPRO Mitigates Storm Damage in Ft. Lauderdale Properties--and FAST!

Get Flood Damage Restoration for Your Ft. Lauderdale Home

Many homeowners live close to or in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Flooding can occur in homes in such areas. Runoffs may bring contaminants like oil, chemicals, debris, and sewage into your home and cause severe damage, especially if you do not take steps to dry your property quickly.

If there is flood damage in your Ft. Lauderdale home, it is critical to begin the cleanup and dry out process without delay to salvage as many items as possible. A company that is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to offer flood restoration services can be of great help to you. SERVPRO is one such firm, and our technicians offer flood cleanup services using state-of-the-art water removal, drying, and restoration equipment.
 
Our IICRC certified technicians can use shop vacuums to suck up all the water that’s present in your home. We can rotate the shop vacs around the rooms to reach all the affected areas. The time this step takes varies based on the substrate we are drying, the total amount of water present and the size of a room or rooms. For large quantities of stagnant water, we can deploy our truck-mounted pump or submersible pumps.
 
Once we remove the standing water, we begin the drying process. We use air movers to circulate airflow throughout the rooms. We can position air movers at specific sections of the walls to ensure that air gets to the most saturated parts of a room. Walls behind cabinets typically take more time to dry because of the several layers of drywall and the back of cabinets. In that case, our technicians can drill holes into the drywall to make it easier for the air to circulate. After we complete the drying process, we repair the holes drilled in the walls. The level of the contaminants also dictates if a controlled demolition is required for any non-salvageable building materials.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians also use dehumidification equipment to eliminate moisture that could lead to additional damage like mold growth. We use different dehumidifiers depending on the severity of the water damage. For larger residential water restoration jobs, we can use the large-loss electric desiccant dehumidifier which is mounted on a trailer. We also carry an assortment of LGR low grain refrigerant and portable desiccant equipment.
 
When flood water has entered your home, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South can help you extract it and restore your home to its preloss condition. Contact us at (954) 776-2000 for restoration services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Us Immediately If Mold Is Growing In Your Fort Lauderdale Home

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Call Us Immediately If Mold Is Growing In Your Fort Lauderdale Home Call us at (954) 776-2000 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold After The Storm, Call SERVPRO For Help In Your Fort Lauderdale Home!

As we head into hurricane season, Fort Lauderdale homeowners need to be ready. Named storms are not the only concern; every single downpour threatens our roofs and windows, leaving our homes vulnerable to storm damage. However, the danger does not stop when the rainy season ends. On the contrary, water damage may not become evident until a few months have passed. Unaddressed water leaks can invite mold into your home without you even noticing it.

If mold invades your home and you need a reliable mold removal service in Fort Lauderdale, SERVPRO is the answer. Our crew is available 24/7 and ready to protect you and your loved ones from the spread of mold in your home. Many happy customers can attest to the professionalism of our crew and our ability to remove the existing mold while helping you prevent future infestations. The quicker you act, the more you control any losses related to the presence of mold in your home.

A crucial step in eliminating mold from your home is identifying its source. Our SERVPRO team follows the path of the mold and monitors the humidity levels in your home to figure out where excess moisture exists. Mold thrives in humid environments and wherever water has been standing. Once we know where the problem originates, we address it by facilitating repairs to plumbing and other leaks. With the water source under control, we apply anti-fungal solutions and disinfectants to remove the mold from your home. Our staff works carefully to review each affected surface and remove any visible traces of mold. Our expertise helps us assess when it is most cost-effective to replace building materials, such as drywall, instead of repairing them.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is your best option for professional mold removal in the area. Call us at (954) 776-2000 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Water Damage Professionals Can Restore Your Home In Plantation To Pre-Damage Condition

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Damage Professionals Can Restore Your Home In Plantation To Pre-Damage Condition SERVPRO can help you recover from the effects of water damage with as little time and money spent on mitigation and restoration work as possible.

Water Cleanup Work In Plantation Doesn't End When A Home Is Dry

Our water cleanup work does not end once moisture levels in your home return to normal. A completely dry and sanitary home may often still show the marks of the damaging incident that brought in SERVPRO in the first place. We train our technicians to handle not only the time-sensitive drying and damage mitigation tasks necessary in these situations but also any work to be done over the coming days and weeks to leave your home looking “Like it never even happened.” Here are some of the ways our technicians may be able to help beyond drying and damage prevention.

Cleaning Out Debris
One of the first things we do (if necessary) for water cleanup situations in Plantation is to remove any debris from the area and identify belongings that can be restored rather than replaced. Depending on the situation, debris removal can be dangerous without protective equipment and years of experience handling similar scenarios. Sometimes, we may be able to complete this work while still drying out your home, but other situations may call for some debris removal to happen after removing any traces of moisture.

Refinishing Materials
Many types of water damage can harm the finishes and paint on materials throughout your home. With an extensive network of industrial suppliers and routine refinishing work done on homes in the local area, almost all of our technicians have a sizable amount of experience restoring finished surfaces to pre-damage condition.

Minor Reconstruction
Some of the smaller parts of your home's structure and materials may need repairs or reconstruction after they sustain water damage. Baseboards, electrical systems, cabinets, and many more ground-level amenities are all typical centers of SERVPRO technicians' restorative efforts.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South can help you recover from the effects of water damage with as little time and money spent on mitigation and restoration work as possible. Call us at (954) 776-2000 for our 24/7 services.

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When Your Fort Lauderdale Property Suffers Damage From A Flood, Our Crew Can Help!

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Your Fort Lauderdale Property Suffers Damage From A Flood, Our Crew Can Help! Our experts want to help you by making it “Like it never even happened.”

Floods And Storms Leave Fort Lauderdale Properties In Need Of Cleaning Crews

During a storm, rain and wind move both water and other things around outside your home, leaving debris from nearby streets, businesses, and other homes in your yard. When this becomes overburdening to homeowners in Fort Lauderdale, they call a professional service like SERVPRO to make things beautiful again.

Instead of doing the work themselves and taking unnecessary risks in cleaning their properties, many decide that a team of flood damage specialists in Fort Lauderdale can save them time and money instead. Because we are a local business, we can also arrive Faster to Any Size Disaster, and get the work done more efficiently than doing it yourself. No project is ever too large or small for us, nor too messy or complicated. Our IICRC training and certification assure you of our team's skills.

When storms pass through our area, the scent left behind often ignores the fact that wind-blown detritus does not belong in your flower beds, nor wrapped around the tender branches of your young saplings. We come prepared with the tools that let us work quickly without damaging any of your property or the landscaping you have worked so hard to maintain.

Exterior structures of your home and other buildings like garages, sheds, or pool houses can also sustain damages during stormy weather. Cleaning and making minor repairs prevent things from becoming worse and gives you an expert eye for possible problems before they become more severe and costly for you. These include gutters, screen doors and windows, siding, and fencing around your property.

Ensuring your Rio Vista, Sailboat Bend, or Davie home continues to provide your family and guests with a safe and secure setting means a lot to us. Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at our 24-hour service line, (954) 776-2000 to hear more about how we can help you restore and maintain things after storms and minor flood damage leave your property a mess. Our experts want to help you by making it “Like it never even happened.”

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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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