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Which is the Best Way to Perform Mold Removal in a Commercial Property?

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Hiring Reputable Mold Removal Companies in Plantation like SERVPRO is the Best Solution

Mold is among the worst contaminants in a business, and it often grows indoors on wet or damp surfaces. It isn't easy to spot but can cause health effects to the people working or visiting a commercial property. SERVPRO restorers are ready to restore your commercial building to eliminate the mold damage.

If you had water damage recently or come across signs of mold in your business, contact reputable mold removal companies in Plantation. Reliable restoration companies such as SERVPRO use advanced tools and unique but approved techniques to detect any mold contamination within your business. We can use a luminometer to test various surfaces contaminated by mold.

Some warning signs of mold in your business include:

  • Musty odors, especially in dark areas.
  • High moisture levels that result in condensation on metal or glass surfaces.
  • Health effects
  • Dark spots on surfaces

We can remove the moldy materials or use highly advanced chemicals to clean the affected areas. Our technicians can use sporicides to get rid of mold on surfaces. The product also eliminates other contaminants like bacterial and fungal spores.

Avoid tackling mold damaged areas, especially if you lack the required restoration skills. Contact SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South to ensure that your place of business is safe and secure. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Talk to us today at (954) 776-2000. 

Prompt Restoration for Water Damage in Fort Lauderdale

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Qualified to Provide Water Restoration in Fort Lauderdale Homes

Fort Lauderdale is a city in Florida located about 25 miles from Miami. It is the largest city in Broward County and has an estimated population of around 180,000 people. Fort Lauderdale is the principal city in what is the Miami Metropolitan Area.

The city is named after a series of fortifications that the U.S.A built in the Second Seminole War. 'Lauderdale' comes from Major William Lauderdale, the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort there.

Major Tourist Attractions 

Today, Fort Lauderdale is one of the United States' most significant and most frequently visited tourist destinations. One of the main reasons for this is because it is a major yachting center, and thus, especially in the summer, tourists flood the area.

Climate also plays a part in why it has become such a frequently visited place. Fort Lauderdale summers are what almost every single tourist wants to experience.

Another popular feature of the town is The Strip. It is a promenade that runs along with the Oceanside. Its popularity can be attributed to the fact that it is lined with many upscale hotels, restaurants, bars, and boutiques.

The beaches around Fort Lauderdale are, without a doubt, the reason why the area has become such a fertile tourist site. The city has seven miles of beachfront and an average temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. It is a favorite for those who love sand, sun, and surf.

Fort Lauderdale once had a reputation for being a spring break hotspot, but it is now a more sophisticated urban destination. The seemingly endless shops and restaurants, along with its wide boardwalks, provide it with a laid-back atmosphere, which sun-starved northerners crave while visiting Florida. Some of the top attractions in Fort Lauderdale include:

  • Fort Lauderdale beach – It is backed by many hotels, shops, restaurants, and a pedestrian walk.
  • Las Olas Boulevard – Many tourist attractions exist on this boulevard, including touring art galleries and museums and shopping at over 100 specialty boutiques. It stretches from downtown along New River to Las Olas Beach.
  • Museum of Discovery and Science – It features rotating and permanent exhibits and programs that entertain and educate the entire family.
  • NSU Art Museum – It is a unique and modern three-story building in the Las Olas neighborhood, which features over 7,000 works of art. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits and special events around the year.
  • Antique car museum – This museum concentrates on the Packard Motor Company’s history. Other memorabilia like a gallery devoted to the late president Franklin Roosevelt as also on display.

Why property Owners Should Seek SERVPRO’s Services in the Event of Water Damage in Fort Lauderdale 

Water damage is a common occurrence in Fort Lauderdale. After a water intrusion incident, what you can do is make sure that your property is restored quickly. This is where SERVPRO comes in. Our restorers are licensed to handle water loss incidents. We can use state-of-the-art technology to restore your property to its former condition. Some of the equipment we use includes:

  • Submersible pumps – We use them when water levels are 2 or more inches deep.
  • Commercial grade air movers – Axial and centrifugal air movers provide high-velocity airflow and quick-drying, which are essential in any restoration scenario.
  • Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers – They use a double cooling system, which reduces the temperature of moisture-filled air after it enters the equipment.

Don't hesitate to give SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South a call in the event of water damage to your property. You can reach us at (954) 776-2000 for effective restoration.

A Flash Flood Can Wreak Havoc on Your Home

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

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Flooding in Fort Lauderdale requires professional attention.

Rising sea levels and active storm seasons can challenge homeowners when they least expect it. Increasingly, we see flooding become part of our lives, and its consequences can be extensive. When water enters your home, it is time to call upon the expertise of a professional restoration company. Only a trained group of technicians can reassure you that the damaging effects of blackwater in your home are taken care of.

In Fort Lauderdale, flood damage after a storm is a job for our trained experts at SERVPRO. Our staff relies on the latest techniques and industry best practices to address the undesirable consequences of water coming into your home. If excess humidity, debris, and bacteria are of concern, let our team take care of them. As a homeowner, you should expect-

  • Industrial-grade equipment to extract water
  • Move-out and disposal services as necessary
  • Disinfection to discourage the growth of bacteria such as mold

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is ready to act when emergencies happen. Call us 24/7 at (954) 776-2000 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Can a Fire Leave Invisible Damage?

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

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A Fire in your Plantation Home can Leave Damage Beyond what you See.

A fire can start anywhere in your home. An open flame, a kitchen fire, or an electric malfunction can kick-start a series of unfortunate events leading to smoke and soot settling throughout your home. Residue can be unpleasant to look at, but some of the most significant after-effects of a fire can be invisible. Most notably, the acrid smell a fire leaves behind can be hard to eliminate, which is why calling a professional company makes the most sense.

In Plantation, fire damage restoration services are our specialty at SERVPRO. Our team is available around the clock to examine the damage and take an active role in restoring your home back to normal. To do so, we may employ one or several of the following-

  • Industrial-grade extractors
  • Air circulators
  • Thermal foggers
  • Deodorizing pellets

Whatever your need is after a fire in your home, trust SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South to help. Call us at (954) 776-2000 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Fort Lauderdale Makes the Most of its Proximity to the Water

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

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When water makes its way to your Fort Lauderdale business, SERVPRO is here to help.

Fort Lauderdale is no stranger to life on the water. Its privileged position in South Florida makes its beaches a popular destination for tourism and to set up a home. Considered the Yachting Capital of the World, sunshine is the norm in this city north of Miami. Port Everglades is one of the largest cruising ports in the world, making Ft. Lauderdale a popular spot for cruisers coming from all over the globe.

The Tequesta were the original inhabitants of what we now know as Ft. Lauderdale. Unfortunately, Spaniards arriving in the 16th century proved to be lethal for the Tequesta, who were suddenly facing foreign illnesses and conflict with neighboring tribes. Eventually, the tribe dwindled to just a few, and control of the area shifted throughout the years before its significant development in the 20th century. Organized development in the area began shortly before the 1900s when the Florida East Coast Railroad finalized a route through its lands. Ft. Lauderdale was incorporated in 1911.

The Florida land boom in the 1920s challenged Fort Lauderdale’s economy as the real estate bubble burst and was compounded by the aftermath of the Miami Hurricane in 1926 and the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s. During World War II, Ft. Lauderdale saw an influx of population due to its Naval Air Station and Port Everglades. Once the war ended, many returned to the area, and its population grew significantly.

Even though Fort Lauderdale was known as a spring break haven for college students, it attracts a wealtheir cadre of tourists nowadays. Its sizable convention center, availability of international airports, and the cruising industry has raised tourism revenue for the city. Las Olas Boulevard, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, recently underwent significant redevelopment. Financial firms, hotels, and new high-rises have all made their homes in downtown and its adjacent business district. The yacht and boating industry is pivotal for the city, including the revenue and exposure caused by the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. American Express, AutoNation, Spirit Airlines, and many others have a significant presence and provide thousands of employment opportunities.

Entertainment in Fort Lauderdale

For those seeking entertainment beyond sandy beaches, there are many options to explore. Among the most popular attractions, you can visit the following:

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Museum of Discovery and Science
  • IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Museum
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

Water Removal Services

Just because your business is close to the water, you shouldn’t have to worry about it being devastated by it. Should the unimaginable happen, SERVPRO is your commercial water removal resource. Our team is ready around the clock to bring state-of-the-art equipment to extract water, dry your location, and return your business to normal operations. 

Equipment may include-

  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Drying mats

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is your business partner during your time of need. Our knowledge and expertise work for you as soon as you call us at (954) 776-2000 at any time of day. Our goal is to leave your business, “Like it never even happened.”

Plantation Residents Grab a Bargain at Westfield this January

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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The Traditional Sales Season Kicks Off at Westfield for Plantation Residents from January

January is the month when the sales season kicks in, and Plantation residents can be hopeful of snagging a bargain this year at Westfield's Broward Shopping Center. The palm tree-laden shopping court features over 115 retail stores with an in-house dining court and play areas for kids. Situated on West Broward Boulevard, the enormous mall has a wide selection of goods which are likely to see discounts of up to 50% this January. Over the last few years, the shopping district has undergone several renovations to maintain a clean, modern feel. At the same time, there are great discounts throughout at Macy's and JC Penneys. For those looking to find a bargain this January in Plantation, Westfield's Broward Mall is an excellent place to shop until you drop.
• The substantial retail center offers parking, children's play areas, and a cinema
• The food court has an exciting range of cuisines from Argentinian eateries to traditional American diners and fine dining restaurants
• The January sales typically bring in a considerable amount of discounted goods for eager post-Christmas shoppers
A property fire this winter could cause extensive odor and sanitary issues in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South at (954) 420-6305.

Winter Stargazing at the Buehler Planetarium in Davie

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

Buehler Planetarium outside SERVPRO says flooding in Davie does not reach to the stars!

Broward College's Planetarium Opens to Davie Residents Every Wednesday Night

Broward Colleges Planetarium is one of the only publicly accessible observatories in Broward County. The Planetarium and observatory measure 40-foot in diameter using modern telescopic equipment that auto-focuses to ensure objects remain transparent, in focus, and accessible to those without training. Shows from the Buehler Planetarium in Davie run every Wednesday night with public admissions from 7 pm until 10 pm. The center is also well-known for its dedication to education, with several school programs and tours of the night's sky running throughout the year. The observatory position in Davie, Florida, allows visitors to get up-close views of the Orion Nebula on a clear night. Current renovations are underway, but public access is still available on Wednesdays.

Admissions start at $4 with concessions and rise to $6 for one-time visitors

Students from Broward College gain free access to the planetarium all year round including for private viewings

The observatory features 20 modern telescopes and well-informed, educative staff

Flash flooding can be devastating to your home and contents. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South at (954) 420-6305 for expert assistance.

Fires Can Cause Severe Harm to the Structure and Contents of Your Fort Lauderdale Home.

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South for Expert Assessment, Estimate, and Restoration.

Just north of Miami, Florida, is Fort Lauderdale. The population of 182, 437 inhabitants makes Fort Lauderdale one of the larger destinations within the Miami metropolitan area. The stunning year-round weather and proximity to the Atlantic on the east coast have made this medium-sized district a popular tourist destination for Americans and the rest of the world. A combination of cruise ports, hotel resorts, Yacht clubs, and nightclubs have allowed Fort Lauderdale to establish itself as one of the United States' premier party destinations. There are over 36,000 hotel rooms, 100 marinas, and 45,000 yachts, which serve millions of visitors each year. Despite vast volumes of passing trade, the resident population in this part of the Miami metropolitan area remains relatively stable, with the lion's share of people using it for holiday getaways. As a result, much of the local economy relies on tourism, which provides visitors with endless sightseeing tours, nightclubs, and restaurants.

The original inhabitants of the Miami region were Tequesta Native Americans who lived on the land for upwards of two thousand years.

The arrival of Spanish trade ships and explorers in the 16th century led to an unwitting spread of smallpox and flu, which decimated the native population. In the nineteenth century, Miami saw significant conflict between Seminole tribes and settlers, which came to a head with the Second Seminole War in 1836. The response of the United States was to build several forts in the area, one of which was Fort Lauderdale, from which the principal city takes its name. The economic structure experienced a massive boom during the 1920s, followed by a devastating crash. However, much of the town's current provenance relies on the Second World War, when vast amounts of navy and air force bases were built. Many of these bases were later converted into yachting bays, which account for some 45,000 yachts in the local region. Fort Lauderdale is a part of the Gold Coast Region, which includes Miami and West Palm Beach, taken from the stunning, golden sands and beaches that line the coast. 

  • Fort Lauderdale is nicknamed the Venice of America

    with over 23 miles of beaches stretching across the East Coast.  Tourists can take the opportunity to ride on chartered cruises, ferries and take deep-diving tours of the abundant sea life. Boardwalks, hotels, and nightclubs line the beaches, which allow guests to navigate the morning through the evening during their travels seamlessly.
  • Las Olas Boulevard is perhaps the destination of choice for newcomers who want to experience what Fort Lauderdale has on offer. The palm-tree lined-stretch gladly provides 30 dining experiences, unrivaled shopping centers with 65 boutiques, leading museums, and ten international art galleries. 
  • The iconic Fort Lauderdale Beach Park offers golden sands and sea that are well-maintained throughout the year. Picnic tables, basketball courts, and outdoor grills are set up across the beachfront. Simultaneously, the nearby boardwalks offer a plethora of drinking and dining destinations with jaw-dropping views across the Atlantic coast.

Nightlife in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale was a one-time destination for spring breakers but, in recent years, has reinvented itself as a cosmopolitan destination for more seasoned clientele. In terms of out and out nightlife this city is diminished somewhat by the carnival atmosphere found in neighboring Miami Beach. However, Fort Lauderdale remains a top-level nightlife city with an egalitarian blend of mainstays from its boom in the mid-twentieth century to modern contemporary bars and dining. 

  • Mai Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show on the North Federal Highway is one of the mainstays that has survived over seventy years of trade. The tiki-culture reigns supreme with Leis, drinks served in coconuts, and tropical decor. Weekend shows start from 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm, and 11:30 pm.
  • On Seabreeze Boulevard is the incomparable Wreck Bar. This nightlife hotspot's interior appears as a sunken galleon ship with aquariums through the portholes and windows. From Wednesday to Saturday, mermaid shows take place through the windows and from the hotel's top. 
  • The Federal Highway is a spot lined with hotels and stunning bars as well as shows. Point Royal, run by celebrity head chef Geoffrey Zakarian from Food Network, is well worth the visit, while Jaxson's Ice Cream has become something of a celebrity in its own right to tourists from all over the world.

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South Provides Round the Clock Fire Restoration Services to Local Residents.

A property fire does not just affect one part of the home. The production of smoke from combusting materials causes significant residual damage and odor. These soilings are at their most prominent close to the source of the fire. However, the pressure generated by hot air can lead to plumes of smoke spreading throughout the home. Some of these residual smoke damages may appear invisible to the naked eye but can still affect indoor air quality. SERVPRO has a team of dedicated customer service staff who can answer your call twenty-four hours a day. Our technicians are experienced with up-to-date training on effectively restoring property from smoke and indoor air-quality damages. The process of transforming a burnt structure to its preloss condition can take time. Our team is proactive in completing tasks to ensure restoration offers maximum efficiency with the homeowner's minimum inconvenience. 

  • Production technicians can quickly rid your home of non-salvageable materials, which can mitigate against indoor air-quality issues. By removing non-salvageable materials from the site, we can focus our efforts on restoration, which increases cost and time efficiency.
  • Our air-filtration devices (AFDs) are state of the art, using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to remove odor and soot particles as small as 0.3 microns. Technicians can use negative air pressure machines to establish containment in the home and prevent ulterior rooms from being affected. 
  • Controlling odor requires special equipment and training. SERVPRO technicians can use thermal or non-thermal fogging equipment to fumigate a property quickly. Powerful venting box fans can help to encourage air-exchange and remove unpleasant odors.

Burning materials can leave behind an unhealthy environment in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South at (954) 388-8554 for expert restoration.

Davie Residents Can Take a Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale this Holiday Season

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Ft. Lauderdale Enjoy yourself this holiday season and take in the beauty of south Florida while SERVPRO takes out your homes pesky water damage.

Holiday Lights and More in Ft. Lauderdale

As the yachting capital of the world, it is no surprise that even our Holiday Season events in the Fort Lauderdale area center around our beaches and boats. These tours depart from the Riverside Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale and showcase the lights and holiday spirit of many homes, businesses, and beachfront along the south Florida coast. Each of these tours lasts around an hour and a half and begins daily on the 4th of December, 2020. 

Experience the lights, holiday music, and unique themed cocktails available on this one-of-a-kind excursion that is fun and magical for the entire family. You can order your tickets from the Water Taxi website for this special event and choose your desired time slot and date at that time. 

A water disaster in your home can all but ruin your holiday spirit, so let our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South team help with water removal for your Davie home. You can contact us 24/7 by calling (954) 776-2000.

Plantation and Ft. Lauderdale Jazz Fans Come to the Flamingo Gardens

11/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicle and equipment Let SERVPRO take your blues away by jazzing up your home after theres been a flood. You can reach us at (954) 776-2000.

Great Atmosphere and Excellent Music 

For anyone with a penchant for good jazz music, you should not hesitate to see the Brubeck Brass group's live performance at The Flamingo Gardens on November 28th, 2020. It is recommended that those interested should secure their seats and admission tickets in advance, as health and distance restrictions limit the number of potential spectators. 

There is no special event pricing for this event, so you can come early to the Gardens and stay as long as you would like. Because admission is limited to 150 guests in the facility, you can go online to secure your place in the appropriately socially distanced crowd on this or any other upcoming live performance on the grounds. The show begins at 2 PM, though you can enter Flamingo Gardens as early as 10 AM on the performance day. 

Keep your jazz tunes from turning to blues by trusting our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South team to help with flood removal in Plantation homes when you need it most. Give us a call at (954) 776-2000 anytime.