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Fort Lauderdale Great Emergency Water Damage Service Choice

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

view of brightly colored clothes in washing machine on spin cycle Washing machine failures as common sources of water damage. Inspect the area around your appliances often for signs of moisture.

Rely on SERVPRO for Swift Water Removal from Your Fort Lauderdale Property

Everyone knows that even while at home, emergencies can happen. One night you can be relaxing in your beautiful Fort Lauderdale home, and then the following day, your life gets turned upside down. You wake up the next morning to get your laundry out of the washroom, and you see a large puddle of water surrounding your washing machine. Before you get upset, think logically and consider your options.

Mopping the water up yourself may seem like an easy solution, but in the long run, it might prove to be a poor decision. It is a much better idea to call in Fort Lauderdale water damage restoration experts from SERVPRO. It is common knowledge that water can spread to many places that you may not see and cause problems within your home.

When water leaks its way into certain parts of your house, many problems can take place. Water seeps into places that are not visible. The water coming from the area of your washing machine can spread through wood and drywall and cause many issues, especially in a two-story home or condo.

If water makes its way inside your walls, then many things may happen to your home that you may overlook right away. Water can get in between your walls and possibly short out electrical connections, which can cause some problems. If water leaks into the drywall and does not get dried in a certain amount of time, you may develop a mold problem.

Water Damage Restoration

When dealing with problems concerning the most expensive investment in your life, it is best to leave it to the experts at SERVPRO. We are IICRC certified and experienced in dealing with any water damage situation. Our emergency restoration crews can show up to fix your problem, even if it happens after bedtime.

We can assist you in any home emergency 24 hours a day and seven days a week. If you ever wake up to an unexpected puddle of water in your home, contact us at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000 for 24/7 help.

How Can SERVPRO Help Ft. Lauderdale Businesses with Water Cleanup?

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked outside of SERVPRO facility- ready to be deployed Each of our vehicles are stocked with restoration equipment and ready to be deployed to your water damage emergency.

SERVPRO Techs are Available 24/7 to Support the Local Business Community for Assistance with Water Damage Restoration

No matter how water damage happens in a Ft. Lauderdale business, the mitigation needs to begin as rapidly as possible to limit the downtime for the company. Every business owner knows while they are closed, their competition is open, and SERVPRO technicians work quickly for local property owners so they can reopen safely. 

Water cleanup by SERVPRO in a Ft Lauderdale business encompasses several phases to ensure no moisture gets left behind. The technicians rely on several different methods, including:

  • Trained eye visual inspection
  • Hygrometers for the extent of moisture saturation
  • Infrared cameras to discover collections of water vapor behind walls

Many types of water damage events in a business property are preventable through regular inspections. The installation of environmental monitoring equipment can assist in catching minor problems before they become large ones. However, it is not possible to totally avoid damage from storms, mechanical failures, or vandalism. 

No matter how well-prepared you are, there's always a chance that extreme weather, mechanical failures, or other problems you can't foresee can lead to water damage. When that occurs, the important thing is to respond promptly. Water cleanup and repair for broken pipes are both simpler when they are seen promptly. That means your place of business needs a plan for facilities maintenance that includes clear lines of communication about emergencies.

SERVPRO techs recommend that local business owners create an emergency preparedness folder with basic information such as contact numbers, the chain of command for notification, and locations for the water main shutoff points. Also, include a copy of insurance coverage paperwork, so there is a clear understanding of the types of damages covered and what is out of the scope of coverage and will require out-of-pocket payment. Contact us about our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan for commercial prevention and mitigation.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000 stands ready to assist Ft. Lauderdale businesses with fast and efficient water cleanup available 24/7.

Need Fire Damage Restoration in Plantation – Call SERVPRO

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire SERVPRO is always ready and available to assist with fire mishaps around the clock. Don't wait, Just Call (954) 776-2000.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration and Repairs in Plantation and Surrounding Areas

Homeowners dealing with fire damage in their Plantation homes have a lot to consider after a fire in their home. But one area that many people do not immediately think about is their safety and their families. There is obvious damage from the fire and the water used to extinguish the fire. However, slippery floors, a structure that may be compromised, contaminants, and potential carcinogens can make it dangerous to re-enter your home unless adequate safety gear is utilized.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration and repairs to homes in Plantation. After the fire department gives the all-clear sign, our teams inspect the premises to assess the damage and the safety concerns that should be dealt with before entering the home. We can review the damage assessment and our proposed plan for restoration with you and your insurance adjuster for insurance claims. Personal protective equipment is used to protect our employees while we remove damaged contents and structural components. Everything is bagged and safely removed for disposal following approved procedures.

All surfaces are cleaned and sanitized. We wipe down all non-porous surfaces, removing soot and smoke residues. Porous materials are cleaned where possible; otherwise, they are disposed of following industry guidelines. We maintain a record of everything for inventory and claims to your insurance company. Our SERVPRO team can also assist with reconstructing your home and reduce the total time you may have to remain in temporary quarters.

Our Services Include:

Inspection and fire damage assessment

  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup
  • Removal of soot and smoke residue from all surfaces
  • Odor removal and control

Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South for fire damage in Plantation and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (954) 776-2000.

SERVPRO Can Help with Minor and Major Flood Damage in Plantation

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning strike/ Storm When a storm hits home, call the professionals at SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are ready for any size storm damaged job.

Call SERVPRO for Help with Flood Damage to Your Plantation Property

Damage from flooding to our Plantation homes can be catastrophic for many families. Even minor flooding can ruin your contents and cause permanent damage to porous materials, e.g., drywall and flooring. Floodwaters also introduce contaminants to your home, for example, bacteria, viruses, biological material, chemicals, and debris picked up by the raging water along the way. Water and moisture left in place can also create the perfect environment for mold growth. Mold infestations can occur in forty-eight hours or less.

SERVPRO provides flood damage restoration and repair services for Plantation homes and surrounding areas. We respond in less than four hours from your call. Our franchise is part of a large loss recovery team and can martial the resources needed to respond to large flood damage incidents.

High winds can damage roofs and walls, breaking windows and doors, letting in tremendous amounts of wind-blown rainwater along with floodwaters that cascade through your neighborhood. We provide emergency services such as board-up services to cover broken windows and doors and wall punctures. Tarps are placed on damaged roofs to prevent further damage from rainwater and animals.

Our team quickly assesses the situation and begins removing excess water, drying, and dehumidification. Since the floodwaters may be contaminated, we also clean and sanitize all items that can be restored, including structural components. We also perform minor repairs such as replacing carpet or damaged drywall to restore your home to its preloss condition.

Our Flood Damage Services Include:

  • Flood Water removal services
  • Flood Water damage restoration and repairs
  • Temporary emergency storm damage response – Tarps and board up

Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South for flood damage in Plantation and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (954) 776-2000.

Homeowners Needing Water Damage Removal Services in Ft. Lauderdale Call SERVPRO

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

Water leaking from ceiling When water wreaks havoc in your home, you need the experts. Call SERVPRO right away!

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Removal to Ft. Lauderdale Residents

Residents of Ft. Lauderdale may not realize they have a water leak problem in their home until a ceiling panel comes crashing down with water inundating the room below. A slow leak from a water pipe in the ceiling can gradually soak drywall panels until the panels can no longer support the weight of the water. If the water and moisture have been present for some time, there could also be mold in your ceiling on the joists and the insulation. Taking fast action can limit the damage and the formation of mold colonies.

SERVPRO provides water damage removal services in Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding areas. We can help residents deal with damage from water leaks and remove wet ceiling panels, soaked drywall, and insulation from the ceiling area. We also clean up the water and debris from the floor and contents impacted by any water that may have fallen to the floor.

Our Water Damage Removal Services Include:

  • Restoration of damage caused by ceiling leaks
  • Water removal and damage repairs
  • Mold inspections, remediation, and removal

SERVPRO can also help with repairs once the ceiling and joists have been dried using fans and dehumidifiers. Our mold remediation technicians can clean the affected area and sanitize it if mold colonies have begun to form. Mold can cause health effects for many residents, especially if an active colony has developed. 

Returning your home to its preloss condition as quickly as possible is our objective, “Like it never even happened.” Within four hours of your call to us, we are onsite and can also coordinate with your home insurance for a stress-free claims process.

Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South for water damage removal in Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (954) 776-2000.

What to Expect During Fire Damage Restoration in Fort Lauderdale

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

fire line Call SERVPRO immediately after the fire truck drives away to ensure a speedy and efficient remediation process.

SERVPRO Provides Expert Advice and Mitigation of Fire & Smoke Damaged Properties

Fire damage restoration can be a stressful time for any homeowner in Fort Lauderdale. You have just experienced a harrowing incident, and it is understandable if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed. However, if you know what to expect during this time, it can be a bit easier to stay on top of things.

Here at SERVPRO, our team of experts strives hard to help you get through fire damage restoration in Fort Lauderdale as smoothly as we possibly can. Fire recovery is a multi-step process that takes time and patience. Here are a few things that you should expect from the process.

Assessment of the Damage

Assessing the damage is one of the first steps in restoration. The SERVPRO team of experts assesses the damage by visual inspection and determines the areas that need urgent attention. The team also determines the items that are restorable and the items that are not. Once they have gathered all the information, they provide you with a summary of the findings and also explain the best plan of action. You, and your insurance adjuster, if applicable, have the final say on salvaging or tossing building materials and belongings.

Extent of Cleaning

The SERVPRO team reviews the full extent of smoke, soot, and other fire damage. Our team has the skill set and experience to guide you through every step of the cleaning process. However, you have the final say regarding the extent of the cleaning. We help you to reach an informed decision by providing all the necessary information.

Deodorizing and Ductwork

Deodorizing is a huge part of fire damage restoration. We use ultra low volume and heat foggers that can tackle even the toughest of odors. In case you have a forced air heating system, our experts also examine the ducts for smoke and soot damage and provide you with options to deal with it.

Once you agree to the terms, our skilled professionals get to work and start the process of restoration. The time required for a complete restoration depends on the extent of damage and scope of cleaning.

Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South today to schedule an inspection at (954) 776 2000. Our experts are committed to helping you get your house to pre-fire conditions as soon as possible.

What to do When You Have Flood Damage in Your Davie Home

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Rain water on window When storm damage impacts your property, call on our skilled experts at SERVPRO for assistance.

Standing Water in Your Davie Home Can be a Shock, Call SERVPRO Today.

It is critical to move quickly when standing water gets discovered in your Davie home. Strong storm systems that can hit the coastline can raise creeks, streams, and other bodies of water. When you find standing water in any volume in your property, you must work to get the right personnel involved in implementing mitigation tactics that can save areas of your home yet to become affected by the migration of this damage.

Flood damage in Davie homes presents a substantial threat to the structural integrity of the property. Also, standing water can allow for threats many homeowners might not expect, like conducting electricity from outlets in the affected area or spreading bacteria and microorganisms throughout the property. You should never enter flood water in your home because health hazards and the risks of injury are too severe for those untrained or ill-equipped. Our SERVPRO professionals have personal protective equipment and extensive training to overcome these threats as they get discovered.

When you first find flooding in your home, the first thing that you should do is to contact our rapid response team. We have dedicated professionals standing by 24/7 to reach your home with effective extraction and drying processes. Our equipment and potent cleaning products can protect more areas of your home from the potential contamination of natural flooding.

Storm Flood Removal

Contacting your insurance provider is another crucial step to take, as we can often coordinate efforts between our SERVPRO management and your insurance adjuster. Being along the Florida coast, many homes already have storm and flood damage coverage in their plan to protect their houses, so you need the right information about what services get covered and what out-of-pocket expenses you might expect moving forward.

As unnerving as it might be to find a lower level of your home contending with several inches of standing water, our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South team has powerful extractors like our sump pumps and truck-mounted options to help. We also have rapid drying solutions to help us get to cleaning and disinfecting contaminated areas of your home as soon as possible. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (954) 776-2000.

Plantation Commercial Properties Need Excellent Water Damage Restoration Results

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over water SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of water damage.

SERVPRO Comes to Your Plantation Business to Get Started Quickly to Minimize Loss with Water Damage Restoration Services

No matter the industry you are in, commercial properties faced with water damage could be in for a hefty bill and unplanned downtime. To lessen the fallout from an overflowing sink basin or burst pipes, you can call in the help of skilled technicians from SERVPRO. We know how vital water mitigation is when you run a business, so we arrive fast with our fully-stocked Green Fleet so we can get to work. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and take the time to ensure no detail gets overlooked.

Whether you have a restaurant or run an office, operation at total capacity is always your main focus. SERVPRO comes in, ensures the safety of our crew and anyone within your place of business. We perform an assessment that tells our crew chief the best equipment to use and methods that will get to the heart of the water damage in your Plantation property. As with any water removal services and drying, we also take time to monitor indoor air quality (IAQ) and relative humidity (RH). Some steps you may see our water restoration technicians (WRT) taking include:

    • Using submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors to pull up as much standing water as possible.
    • Setting up centrifugal air movers and high-capacity fans to control air circulation.
    • Turning on industrial-grade dehumidification equipment to pull moisture from the air.
    • Locating hidden moisture pockets with sensors and meters so that we can eradicate them.
  • Performing controlled demolition on an as-needed basis to replace unsalvageable materials with brand-new materials. Commercial Contractor License #: CBC1261730

When you hire SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South for water damage restoration and cleaning services, we make your commercial space “Like it never even happened.” Call us whenever you need us at (954) 776-2000.

Fire Restoration Services to Fort Lauderdale Homes

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting out fire Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have training in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery & fabric cleaning.

Rely on SERVPRO for Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services

Most fire damage to Fort Lauderdale homes is from smoke and soot residue. In a smaller number of homes, the heat and flames lead to major structural damage. They destroy interior walls, personal property and even force the replacement of the roof.

In these cases, fire restoration for Fort Lauderdale requires a service that can do more than just clean off smoke damage, hang new drywall, and then paint over everything. SERVPRO response teams are trained to restore and return homes to their original state after even the worst fires. We do not engage in major reconstruction, but we work closely with homeowners and general contractors to ensure a safe and clean environment.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

We start with demolition and removal. Once the fire department declares it is safe to enter the home, we remove and dispose of all property too damaged to clean or repair. It includes not only furniture and appliances but also building material such as drywall, wood paneling, and interior wall framing.

Next, we tackle the floor. After most fires, soot is so thick on carpets that it is cheaper to replace them than to attempt cleaning. We quickly remove them and examine the surface underneath. If it is a wood floor, our technicians determine if the floorboards are salvageable or if they need disposal as well. In most homes, we can replace the wood flooring unless the homeowner prefers using a professional installer.

With a solid surface under our feet, SERVPRO technicians begin cleaning. In addition to smoke and soot residues, some of the more difficult types of damage to remove are the odors. We start the process by wiping down surfaces with dry sponges to remove powdery residue. For thicker layers, our teams have the option to use vacuums or apply a cleaning agent as appropriate. For sticky residues, we start with stronger cleaning agents to break up the residues and then remove them with cloths and sponges.

Many of the odors disappear with the residues. Still, in some cases, they penetrate the surfaces of wall framing or the floors. To remove these, we can use special agents to deodorize the surfaces. If the odors are deeply penetrated, we use ozone generators to produce deodorizing particles that can penetrate as deeply as the odor particles and neutralize them.

Now come the walls. After we remove the damaged property and deodorize the interior of the home, it is a simple task for us to hang new drywall and then paint it or attach wood paneling so that it has as close to the same appearance as before the fire. If there is fire damage to main supports such as load-bearing walls, we leave that to whomever the homeowner hires.

For SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South, this is not just a job. As a local franchise, these are our friends and neighbors we are helping to return home. If you need our services, call (954) 776-2000 today to schedule a visit and inspection. We are here for you.

When Performing Water Damage Repairs In Your Fort Lauderdale Home, Think Restoration

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer Contact SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to avoid further damages of your home.

Water Damage Repairs

When your toilet overflows, you have a leaky roof, or a plumbing problem in any other area of your home, do you think of a restoration company first? The answer is more than likely no. You probably think of whoever does your maintenance, in most cases, you. 

You may believe that performing water damage repairs on your Fort Lauderdale home might save some money. However, in most cases, the majority of homeowners cause far more damage than they set out to fix. Everyone should keep in mind that having a woodshop course in school, or two years as an apprentice carpenter, does not make you a professional repair person. 

Take the first example under consideration. A toilet overflow causes water to penetrate every corner of your bathroom. Water can seep into cracks in your walls, under your flooring, beneath plumbing fixtures, and even extend out into your hallway. You might mop the water out, dry carpeting in the hall, and toss towels used to clean the mess up right into your washing machine. 

Leaving out the multitude of biohazards that you and your family just became exposed to, there are some things you forgot to address that could become a huge problem down the road. Water getting underneath your flooring is huge. The flooring, as well as the subfloor, need to be checked for moisture. Even a small amount can allow mold to grow or rot to set in places that you cannot see. 

Water Damage Restoration

With the right equipment at your disposal, you can overcome these problems easily. That is where SERVPRO comes into play. Our IICRC certified technicians use various equipment to help you discover how much water penetrated various surfaces, allowing you an opportunity to nip secondary damages in the bud. 

The same thing goes with roof leaks or other plumbing problems that may develop throughout your home. SERVPRO has expertly trained technicians available at a moment's notice that help you prevent losses and continue to serve you as long as you need us. We have years of experience performing jobs of all sizes, everything from simple tasks to huge mistakes.

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale for qualified professionals who understand how providing restoration services also includes the quality of our repairs. Just call (954) 776-2000.