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Where To Look For Mold In Your Pompano Beach Home

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

A picture of mold is shown with the words mold factss Our team can quickly respond, inspect, assess, and get to work to make your mold infestation "Like it never even happened."

Water damage in your home or business can very quickly lead to mold. If you suspect mold in your home call the experts at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942. The technicians are trained and certified and bring the right equipment for the job.


If you're worried about mold growth in your Pompano Beach, FL home, then there are a few places you may want to check. While mold is preventable, it does enjoy areas of warmth and humidity. This means that if you suspect there may be growth in your home, knowing where the most likely habitat is may help you find and eradicate the problem quickly.

1. Basements

The basement can be a prime mold habitat, as it’s one place that can easily accumulate water. Water can leak in through cracks or window wells and puddle on the floor or soak into organic material. You may find mold on wood framing, floorboards, furniture, or carpeting in this area. Many experts recommend having a sump pump in a basement if you believe water accumulation may be a problem.

2. Bathrooms

The bathroom is another place where you may find mold growth. The nature of baths and showers make this room humid a large proportion of the time. There are also many crannies where spores can potentially settle. It's a good idea to run your fan any time you're also running hot water, as this can help reduce the level of humidity in the room.

3. Attics

The attic is another place where you may find spores. If a storm has damaged the roof, there may be places where water can seep in. You might see signs such as moldy drywall, peeling paint, damp insulation, or discoloration in the wood. If you believe you have storm damage or mold, it's best to contact a damage and remediation professional as soon as possible. A professional can also perform any necessary tests to confirm if mold does or does not exist in your home.

Knowing where to look for mold growth may help you find it so that you can take care of the problem quickly. Try looking in warm places with high humidity, such as a basement, a bathroom, or an attic. If you believe you may have mold in your home but can't see it Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is here to serve the community in Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, and Coconut Creek. Due to the irritants and allergens that mold produces, it has the possibility to cause health effects to you and the people around you.

If you think you might have a mold problem, our SERVPRO team is only one call away.

Get An Accurate Estimate After A Commercial Fire In Pompano

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

After experiencing a commercial fire in Lighthouse Point, or Pompano Beach, property managers may be eager to begin the process of cleanup and rebuilding.

In order to get an accurate estimate for repairs and restoration, it is essential to work with a restoration specialist who understands the job.

Don't settle for a bid that isn't specified to your individual needs. In order to get an accurate estimate, the restoration company should come out and take an in-person look at the damages done.

An over-the-phone generic quote will only be a ballpark guess and may result in inaccurate pricing and a higher final price than expected. Likewise, a contractor who only specializes in one aspect of your repair needs may have to hire additional subcontractors to complete work.

The cost of subcontracting may be difficult to predict up-front. Look for a restoration crew that can give you a guaranteed quote in all of the following areas. For an accurate estimate call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 if you have fire damage.


Debris Cleanup

Following a commercial fire, your facility is likely to be covered in ashes, soot and other debris. Cleanup and complete debris removal is essential to restoring a safe and functional space. Removing debris is the first step in fire damage cleanup for the following reasons:

Prevention of a permeating smoke smell


Removal of dangerous rubble


Inventory of salvageable items


Calculation of total loss items

Odor Removal


If your workplace is ever going to be returned to its former state, air quality must be breathable and smoke-free. Smoke from a fire has a way of quickly permeating its surroundings. Even after a small fire, the smell of smoke may continue to linger. When considering an estimate for commercial restoration, be sure odor removal is included in the price.

Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team understands the stress and confusion that goes hand in hand with a loss of any kind.

Reconstruction

Finally, a proper bid should go-over the cost of reconstructing your facility to the way it was before the fire took place. Professional fire restoration companies should never shy away from working with your commercial insurance agent. Be sure to get a pricing guarantee that includes each of the areas mentioned above. Doing so will ensure the most accurate estimate.

Our team are fire and water damage restoration specialist and have the experience, expertise, and equipment to make your loss seem "Like it never even happened." Our technicians will take care of your family and property from start to finish!

Water Damage In Your Pompano Beach Business

9/3/2020 (Permalink)


The humid climate and seasonal storms of Pompano Beach increase the risk of moisture damage in all commercial businesses.

Aging plumbing and operator error or mechanical malfunction may cause damage to these properties as well. When damaging water jeopardizes your business and requires removal, we have all the resources to make it happen.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach crews have experience in managing water removal from commercial buildings and each member of the crew has IICRC certification in the theory, planning, and delivery of water removal services. One crucial skill we offer that ensures a successful outcome is structural and content moisture measurement. Our technicians train until they are experts in determining how much moisture remains in building. They calculate drying targets and monitor the moisture levels until their efforts meet the target.

Standing water responds well to pumps and vacuum extractors. The residual moisture needs weighted extractor wands, air movers, desiccant humidifiers, and sometimes the addition of heat to move moisture out of carpeting, woodwork, and subflooring and into the air where it can be condensed and discarded. The HVAC system also needs checking, and if unaffected by the flood, be brought back online to help balance the ambient humidity in the building.

SERVPRO technicians inspect for any indication of microbial activity as the priceless books, artwork, and documents housed in the center’s rooms are sensitive to any rise in the humidity which could cause mold damage even in non-saturated materials.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.”


Let the experts manage water removal for your business. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has staffed phones at (954) 970-4942 round the clock.

How Do I Know If I Have Mildew or Mold In My Pompano Beach Home?

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

A bathroom with a glass shower is shown SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is here to serve the community in Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, and Coconut Creek.

Is It Mold Or Mildew?

Mold and mildew are both types of fungi and are similar in many ways. Mildew is a surface fungi that can easily be identified as a patch of gray or even white fungus that is lying on the surface of a moist area.

Mold tends to have a higher profile and can even become fuzzy, while mildew is always flat. They both are often found inside homes, thrive in moist environments, spread from surface to surface easily, and may cause problems with your health and your home.


If mold or mildew is proving to be a problem in your bathroom call the professionals SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942. Mildew thrives in damp and stagnant conditions. In addition to a regular mildew clean routine, a bathroom may require a few upgrades.

Ventilation

Bathroom mold tends to grow in rooms with poor ventilation. Moisture may linger long after water spills out of sinks or shower facilities. An exhaust fan can promote airflow for faster drying. Select a fan based on the size of the bathroom:

A small bathroom should have a fan rated at least 50 cubic feet per minute
Add 50 more CFM for every toilet or shower
Very large bathroom facilities may have fans up to 500 CFM
Increasing airflow can reduce moisture levels in a bathroom. Proper ventilation is crucial for preventing mildew and mold.

Moisture Reduction

Take measures to limit the amount of moisture left standing in bathrooms. Consider installing splash guards on sinks or shower enclosures. If showers have curtains, make sure that liners hang inside enclosures. Use grout to prevent leaks, including leaks behind tiles where mold may form.

Cleaning

A mildew clean routine should target places where fungus tends to grow. Be sure to scrub and wipe down the following areas on a regular basis:

Corners
Grout
Under sinks


Bathrooms should be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.


These measures can help stop mildew growth in bathrooms. If a musty odor persists, mildew or bathroom mold may be hidden. If you suspect mold in your Pompano Beach home Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach today (954) 970-4942.

Stormy Afternoons Can Lead To Mold In Your Business or Home

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

Mold is shown in the corner on a ceiling Water damage from a storm can lead to mold in your Pompano Beach home or business. Call Us Today if you have damage or suspect mold (954) 970-4942

If You Think You Might Have Mold In Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, or Coconut Creek Read Below

When storms roll through Pompano Beach mold is probably not the first thing on your mind. You are concerned with protecting your home and business. Considering how quickly mold can grow you should be thinking about mold if you have water damage from a storm.


Understanding how mold growth happens is a vital part of managing your property well. Here are a few facts that every building owner needs to understand about the dreaded fungus. It's also vital to understand why SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is an important call after the storm if you have damage.

1. You cannot remove all mold from your building. Mold spores travel inside every time the door opens. It attaches to shoes, clothes, bags and hair. It doesn't necessarily become a problem until it starts to form patches.

2. You may smell mold before you can see it. When mold begins to collect on surfaces, it gives off a musty odor. Even if it's hidden under carpet or in air ducts, you may know it's there because of the smell.

3. Mold needs moisture to thrive. Mold growth can happen anywhere there is excess moisture in your building. Spores from the air land and start to form fuzzy patches.

4. Humidity can trigger a mold problem. Even moisture in the air can lead to a mold problem. The indoor humidity should stay below 50% at all times in order to deter growth. Keep high humidity at bay by using dehumidifiers and keeping your building well ventilated.

5. Mold can start growing on damp materials in as little as a day. Water damage specialists respond quickly to calls for repair because they know that even the smallest delay could lead to secondary damage such as mold. The faster they repair the damage caused by flooding, the less likely a mold problem is to develop.

Good management of your commercial property entails knowing all the problems that could befall it. Knowing how to recognize and even prevent mold damage can help you keep your building in good shape and help you train employees or tenants on how to assist in the preventative maintenance process.


Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach for your mold damage remediation needs today. Call Us Today – (954) 970-4942

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach Has Trained Technicians


We are IICRC-certified, it gives our customers peace of mind and confidence that we will not only get the job done, but we will get the job done right. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries


When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

If You Spot A Leak In Your Bathroom Don't Hesitate To Bring In The Experts

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

A leak is shown in a bathroom If you suspect or have discovered a potential mold infestation in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942

Leaks in Pompano Beach Bathrooms



Recognizing that you have a shower or bathtub leak is one thing, but understanding the exact source and how to repair it may be a challenge. Here is a cheat sheet to help you with some tips and tricks to pinpoint your leak in Pompano Beach, FL.

3 Kinds of Shower Leaks

You may have noticed your bathtub leak by seeing wet floorboards or a stained ceiling directly under the bathroom. A combination of simple tests and inspection can help determine what kind of leak you have.

Tiles


Clues that your tiles are leaking include noticeable grout problems, like crumbling, broken pieces and mold growth.

Splash


Your shower door may need some maintenance. Look for clues like water on the floor, or soaked walls and baseboards just outside the shower area. Test for this by splashing the shower door with some water and watch to see if it flows outside the door.

Drain

A shower pan leak or bathtub drain leak will probably cause a lot more damage than a splash leak. You may notice a wet ceiling in the room or crawlspace below. You can test for a drain pan leak by getting a reliable test plug from the hardware store. Plug the drain and fill the basin with water. Note the water level and check it after an hour to see if there has been any water loss. If there has, then you probably have a crack in the seal around your drain or in the drain pan.

Avoiding Mold

Now you know how to identify the source of a shower or bathtub leak. Hopefully, it’s simple to resolve, like replacing a shower door or fresh caulk. If the leak has existed for a while and you have a water damaged ceiling, floor or baseboards, then contact SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 to make sure the repairs are done properly and mold is cleaned correctly.

Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team is highly trained in property damage restoration. Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team has the experience, knowledge, and equipment to properly restore your property back to preloss conditions.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach specializes in the restoration and cleanup of residential and commercial properties after a mold, fire, or water loss. No size loss is too large for our SERVPRO team.

Pompano Beach Storm Damage

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Living in Pompano Beach, we face the seasonal threat of storm damage. For most Floridians storm preparedness comes easy but if you've recently moved here, it can become overwhelming.

With a good understanding of hurricane and storm preparedness, you and your family can be sure to better protect your home from the next storm. To be better prepared for a storm you should be prepared for both before and after the storm.

Before a storm hits, it's important to have your emergency supplies stocked and ready to use. There's no better way to have an emergency supply kit done than doing it a little bit at a time. Starting new every year in January will give you plenty of time to be prepared for hurricane season in June. It's also a good idea to have a "go bag" ready so that if you need to leave on a short notice you're not scrambling around finding your clothes and essentials.

Consider investing in impact-resistant windows and glass for your home, that way you won't need to worry about putting up shutters before a storm hits. At the same time, getting a storm bar for your garage door will help reinforce it's structure. During a storm, a garage door is usually the first structural element to fail.

Keep your landscaping maintained throughout the year by removing dead trees and plants and trimming trees and plants that have been overgrown. Waiting until hurricane season to get your landscaping maintained will cost you more money and may not be able to get done before a storm hits if it's put off too long.

Make sure that your home's rain gutters are secured and cleared to prevent water damage.

Just as it's important to prepare before a storm, being prepared after is equally important. If you evacuate only go home after the storm has hit and when local authorities have declared it safe. Returning too early can turn deadly if you run into flooded roadways and falling trees.

Report any downed power lines and avoid walking through any flooded walkways or roadways.

If your roof has suffered damages, use tarps to cover it from more water coming in. If your home has broken windows, use plywood to prevent additional water damage.

One last step to better prepare for after the storm is to take a picture of all damages to better assist when making insurance claims.


If you do have storm damage call the trained restoration experts at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Fire Damage To Your Pompano Beach Commercial Site Needs Professional Attention

6/30/2020 (Permalink)


Fire damage to a business can be devastating both emotionally and financially.  Many businesses have gone bankrupt in an attempt to recover after a large loss.


So What Can You Do?


The first step to making sure you can get back on track quickly is to have a good emergency plan.  SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can get you set up with our Emergency READY Profile (ERP) to enable you to have all your essential emergency information all in one place. 

We can walk you through locating all emergency shut off valves and the electrical panel, as well as help you to compile all your emergency contacts such as your plumber and electrician and your insurance company and policy information. 

We Are 24/7/365


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has the capability to get your business back on track in a quick and thorough manner.  Our team of experienced technicians and crew chiefs so you can get back to business and help provide your customers with the best service or product you have always given them.


Bottom line, we are here for you.  When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 is ready and willing to jump in to extract water, remove debris, remediate mold and help restore all commercial fire, water and mold loss to make your business functional so that you can get back to bringing in revenue for your company.  SERVPRO has over 50 years in the restoration service and we want to be there for you.


We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach serves the community here in Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, and Coconut Creek.


What to Expect


When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Mold and Your Pompano Beach Business

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding is shown in a business If you suspect you might have mold in your Pompano Beach business call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

If you suspect you might have mold in your Pompano Beach business call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Mold in Pompano Beach Businesses

The key to keeping your business safe is having professionally trained technicians inspect your business. Moisture can be locked into wood floors, carpets, bathrooms, kitchens, and literally anywhere around your commercial site.Simply cleaning the mold with bleach or any other disinfectant won't do the job, the mold will only be hidden and not completely eliminated from the environment. Sometimes remediation and reconstruction may be necessary to get rid of the mold altogether.
Not only can mold cause health effects to you and other people on your property, but your business can also experience severe interruptions during the remediation and cleanup process.
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level.Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Your property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. When it’s impacted by fire or water damage, you need professional help. Every hour spent restoring your business is lost revenue and productivity.If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
If you discover a mold infestation in Pompano Beach, FL, call our SERVPRO team today!

Four Tips To Help Prevent Fire In Your Home

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

A burned ceiling and partially burned walls are shown In the event a fire does occur in your home or business, remember to call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942.

A fire in your home can be devastating.

Structural damage, loss of possessions, and displacement from your living space are just a few side effects of such an event. 90% of house fires and 85% of commercial fires are caused by human error.

If You Have Fire Damage In Pompano Beach, We Can Help


Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team understands the stress and confusion that goes hand in hand with a loss of any kind. Not only can you experience fire, smoke, and soot damage, your property will most likely also suffer from water damage due to firefighting efforts.


This means it is worth your time to do routine checks around your home or business to prevent fire damage.


Here are 4 places to look for fire-starting risks in your home or business:


The electrical system


Look for damaged wiring, make sure your circuit breakers are in good condition, and be careful of signs of corrosion on any electrical elements.


Gas/propane system


Check vent stacks on gas powered water heaters, furnaces, and clothes dryers. Check pilot lights for dust buildup or improper installation


Air conditioning/heating systems


Clean/have your interior AC coils cleaned, and replace your air filters regularly. This keeps your system from working too hard and will also save you money on your energy bill.


Kitchen appliances


Keep your stove and oven clean of excess grease buildup, clean vent hoods regularly, and make sure your external (outside) vents are free of debris.


Even with precautions, fires can happen.
In the event a fire does occur in your home or business, remember to call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942.


 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we will be there to help make it "Like it never even happened."