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SERVPRO Is Here for Flood Damage Help in Ft. Lauderdale

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

large desiccant dehu with ducts and diesel generator towed on a trailer at job site No Storm Cleanup, Drying and Rebuilding Job Is Too Large for Our SERVPRO Team Servicing Ft Lauderdale

When Your Ft Lauderdale Home Has the Wet Water Woes--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Services

Heavy storms can cause unexpected flooding in Ft. Lauderdale, leaving behind debris and sludge after the flood water recedes. As a homeowner, choosing a professional service to assist you in cleaning up the damage is crucial in restoring your house to preloss conditions.

If you are dealing with flood damage in Ft Lauderdale, the specialists at SERVPRO are here to assist you in the cleanup and restoration process. Our team receives extensive training and understands the steps to take to ensure that damages are minimal. Our project manager or crew chief develops a plan to deal with primary losses quickly and ensure no secondary damage like mold infestations or foul odors get out of control.

Upon arrival, our team removes debris and damaged contents from within the home. During the removal of contents, we catalog every item for insurance purposes. At this time, SERVPRO technicians determine whether flood cuts are necessary to ensure building materials within the home can dry effectively without trapping moisture behind the sheetrock.

Since flood water typically does not leave much standing water, technicians usually make several passes with portable extraction equipment to remove excess water. For non-hard surface flooring material like carpets and pads, the black water (contaminated) may require the disposal of these items. Then they use moisture detection equipment to determine where water may have migrated. Accordingly, our technicians strategically position high-velocity air movers to accelerate the drying process. At the same time, dehumidifiers pull moist air in and push dry, warm air out to expedite the drying process.

After a flood, deodorization often needs to occur. SERVPRO technicians utilize specific procedures for moist environments. Our specialists may choose to avoid the use of activated oxygen (ozone) as it reacts with moisture and may cause bleaching of carpets or upholstery along with the safety risks of the O3 molecule. The team customizes a plan to remove offensive odors from the impacted area. If the technicians decide to fog the area, they take safety precautions to ensure pilot lights and any other ignition sources do not ignite during fogging. They may also opt to use air scrubbers that remove particles from the air, drawing dirty air through a series of HEPA filters and exhausts clean air back into the environment. Typically, charcoal filters are also outfitted on the air scrubbers.

SERVPRO uses state of the art equipment while considering your individual needs. Our restoration technicians make it, "Like it never even happened."

If floodwaters hit, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South is here to help you 24/7. Contact us at (954) 776-2000 for our emergency team.

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