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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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Why Mold Needs to be Quickly Remediated in Your Davie Home

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Needs to be Quickly Remediated in Your Davie Home This mold resulted from a plumbing leak.

What Makes Mold Hazardous for Your Davie Residence?

There are grand misconceptions about microbial growth that occurs in humid conditions common to Davie homes. The riskiest of these underestimations is the idea that mold growth in your home is not hazardous, and that eventually leaving it alone remedies the problem. As misguided as these ideas are, many homeowners use them as the excuse for not removing mold colonies as they get discovered, or spending the money necessary to get professional remediators like ours to do the removal correctly.

However you view mold remediation, and its necessity for your damaged Davie property, services like this can preserve structural elements of your property and better protect your family against the potential health effects exposure to an active colony can cause. Our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians undergo extensive training to assess risk and effectively remove mold growth from homes using sophisticated and advanced technologies.

Understanding the effect that mold can have on your home is vital to appreciate the need for immediate intervention by trained professionals that get equipped to remove the organism. As mold spores seat onto surfaces, they begin using the organic material as a food source to grow and continue to spread throughout the affected area. The longer a colony remains in a single place, the more erosion and degradation that material experiences.

Our SERVPRO professionals have encountered mold growth in all stages. Early onset of colonization sometimes leaves room for our technicians to remove the organism without tearing out the affected structural element. For more severe cases, controlled demolition would be necessary to eliminate the presence of mold effectively, and neighboring areas and surfaces get sprayed with an antimicrobial solution to prevent further seating and colonization.

While many homeowners might not take mold growth as seriously as they should, the longer it persists, the more damage it does to your home. You can protect unaffected areas of your property by removing the mold as quickly as possible by contacting our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South applied microbial remediation technicians today at (954) 776-2000.

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How SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage in Plantation

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Remediates Fire Damage in Plantation Call SERVPRO to remove the smoke and soot damage from a fire.

SERVPRO is Your Advocate After Fire Damage in Plantation

Words cannot express the feeling of devastation you may experience when faced with fire damage to your property. Whether a natural disaster caused it and you are one of many facing the need for recovery, or a fire started and affected only you, the result is the same; it is overwhelming. Your most immediate response needs to be quick and effective to avoid damage from spreading and losses from escalating.

When you experience fire damage in Plantation, SERVPRO is there to respond quickly to your call. We are equipped to be one of the fastest in the industry to respond to your call, and we do this by having a team on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, that is not enough. What is most important is that our team is also prepared to apply the latest technology and industry best practices to restore your property and bring it back to normal.

In case of fire damage, our SERVPRO team is often faced with the consequences of the fire itself and with the damage caused by those putting out the fire. There is usually water to contend with, as well as debris that has traveled through your property, along with smoke and soot adhered to much of your walls and the contents of your home. When our Green Fleet arrives, you experience their initial efforts focused on extracting all water remains, drying your property and removing soot as much as possible.  Doing all this while keeping your family and our staff safe is our priority.  

At SERVPRO we are highly trained to undertake a critical next step- deodorizing your home. Our staff is continually being educated in newer products and techniques so they can bring them to you in the case of disaster. Deodorizing after fire damage is extremely important, and we do it according to industry best practices. For example, our team may apply a dry fogging technique to your property. In this process, we disperse solvent-based deodorants by using specialized equipment. The dispersion process allows the solvent to penetrate your home and belongings, which overcomes the odor and eliminates it. Even though it sounds like an straightforward process, it is one that requires many safety precautions and specific steps before the actual fogging.  

Restoration after fire damage is best left to experts such as SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale South. We are not only able to respond to your needs expediently, but we are explicitly trained to restore your property and leave it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (954) 776-2000 and make us part of your team.

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When You Need Water Cleanup Services In Your Davie Home Call The Experts At SERVPRO!

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When You Need Water Cleanup Services In Your Davie Home Call The Experts At SERVPRO! You can reach our experts anytime you need by dialing (954) 776-2000, and we waste no time in coming to help you.

Water Cleanup For Your Home In Davie

Your refrigerator and ice maker in your Davie home should be inspected regularly to ensure everything is functioning correctly. If it is not maintained well, it can begin to leak, creating a potential for water and mold damage. A water leak can damage the floors and walls of your kitchen, and needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

Water cleanup services for your Davie home are essential so that you can get back to life as normal. At SERVPRO, we understand the importance of moving quickly on a job like this, so more damage is not created. With our professionally trained team and specialized tools, it is easy to see why SERVPRO is the right choice.

After arriving at your home and assessing the damage, SERVPRO technicians create a drying goal, which is the condition we want to bring about in the areas that were affected by the leak. Once we establish this goal, your structure is dry again. The drying goal includes moisture content readings from unaffected, dry areas of your home and contents. We take readings in percentage for wood materials and points for non-wood materials.

We also need to set moisture content goals by either establishing a drying standard or recording the average equilibrium moisture content. How much moisture is in dry materials in an undamaged area of the structure is the dry standard. We take readings for moisture content from materials which are dry to get this standard. We determine part of our drying goal from these readings.

We can also use normal equilibrium moisture content of materials for our goal. Moisture content readings of dry materials are taken, then we use the readings as our drying goals.

We use a moisture meter to see if the drying goals are being met and then document every time we monitor it. Our technicians compare the readings to see if the item is indeed drying. After we reach the drying goal, the process of drying is complete.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South carefully monitors your home in Plantation, Ft. Lauderdale, or Davie to ensure it is drying back out after a water damage emergency. You can reach our experts anytime you need by dialing (954) 776-2000, and we waste no time in coming to help you.

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Plantation, Mold Damage, Safe Cleanup, and of Course, SERVPRO!

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Plantation, Mold Damage, Safe Cleanup, and of Course, SERVPRO! SERVPRO Provides Mold Remediation and Rebuilding to Affected Homes in Plantation

The Benefits of Mold Remediation for Your Plantation Home

When it comes to restoring damages that occur to your Plantation home, these circumstances might not always occur from clear causes. With mold and fungal growth that can occur in area homes, the threat to the structural integrity of the property worsens as the organism spreads. Our rapid response team can help to limit the spread of a mold colony and preserve affected elements when possible to reduce the costs of remediation. How can professional mold removal and subsequent restoration benefit a homeowner?

A common misconception about microbial growth in your Plantation home is that a homeowner can do their own version of mold remediation to resolve it. Do-it-yourself mold removal is often ineffective because traditional cleaning approaches rarely penetrate surfaces deep enough to remove the entire organism. Homeowners most often take off the surface layer of mold growth and believe the situation has gotten resolved.

Our SERVPRO mold remediation team can arrive quickly and begin our process by immediately quarantining the affected areas of the property. Often, we start with physical barriers created with heavy plastic and continue reducing the present active spores in the area through the use of negative air chambers and air scrubbers. These pieces of equipment can help to trap particulates and spores as small as 0.3 microns.

A way that professional remediation can benefit your household is by providing a reduction in the spread of the organism and certified technicians with the expertise to remove present mold colonies from the affected areas. We can also provide effective techniques to purify the air quality with hydroxyl generators to protect our technicians and the occupants of the house from exposure to harmful volatile organic compounds that can get released from spreading colonies.

When you discover mold growing in your home, you want to ensure that the efforts made to remove the colonies are thorough and efficient. Our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South applied microbial remediation technicians can provide fast mitigation and removal for active mold growth and effective solutions to restore the damage the organism causes. Give us a call today at (954) 776-2000.

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