Do You Need Help with Contamination after Flood Damage?
SERVPRO assists Fort Lauderdale residents with storm cleanup
Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination thanks to its glorious weather – 3000 hours of sunshine each year! - and its reputation as the Yachting Capital of the World. Fort Lauderdale is a busy and fun city of 182,437 residents with lots to see and do, both on and off the water.
Enjoy the sailor’s life in Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale has a long history as a port city. In 1924, Joseph Wesley Young, the mayor of Hollywood, purchased land adjacent to Lake Mabel. He founded the Hollywood Harbor Development Company, and in 1928 they were ready to remove the rock wall between the harbor and the Atlantic. President Calvin Coolidge was going to press a button in the White House that would detonate the wall. Most of Broward County’s residents (85%) turned out, but unfortunately, the controller did not work. However, local engineers removed the wall, creating a waterway from Fort Lauderdale to the Atlantic.
Local authorities named the newly-created harbor Port Everglades, as it directly connects to the Everglades’ natural beauty and resources. Port Everglades became a significant player in the economy of Broward County and Fort Lauderdale. Today, it is a popular starting point for cruises, and residents of condos overlooking the port frequently ring bells, toot horns, and wave to passengers embarking on a cruise.
Fort Lauderdale is also popular with sailors, and there are private charters, regattas, and more, all year round. The excellent weather and great sailing conditions make the area especially popular with yacht enthusiasts. However, you do not have to charter a yacht to enjoy the sea-faring life at Fort Lauderdale. Relax and let someone else do the sailing with one of these fun options:
- Hop aboard the Jungle Queen riverboat for an all-you-can-eat dinner and show. Sail along Millionaire’s Row and admire the beautiful mansions and luxury yachts. Includes an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner with ribs and chicken and a hilarious variety stage show.
- Take a narrated 90-minute sightseeing cruise. Your captain will steer the boat through the New River area (also known as the Venice of America), while your knowledgeable guide points out the best sights and furnishes local information. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase onboard.
- Try out Sail Splash for an unforgettable trip. Sail in a state-of-the-art catamaran, enjoy a complimentary cold beverage, and try out the portable water slide and giant water trampoline.
- Treat the kids to a pirate adventure cruise. All young sailors can take part in pirate speak lessons and fire a water cannon! Plus, every child gets a bag of loot to take home.
Should you worry about the contamination after storm damage?
Cleaning up after storm damage is not like any other kind of water cleanup. Water that enters your home during a storm might contain contaminants. We classify some water as blackwater, which means there could be all manner of microbes, bacteria, viruses, and other nasties present.
If your home suffers storm damage, you want to call a storm remediation company that is safety-conscious and trains its staff to deal with contamination. SERVPRO teams will:
- Dispose of any soft materials such as drapes or floor coverings that might be contaminated.
- Remove structural elements such as drywall and oversee their replacement.
- Use antimicrobial treatments such as sprays or ULV fogging where necessary.
For safety-conscious flood damage help, call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000.