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SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today-SERVPRO of Pompano (954) 970-4942

Getting The Mold Out Of Your Pompano Beach Commercial Site

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO Production Crew Chief is shown directing members of his crew A Production Crew Chief helps maintain a good workflow for every Mold Remediation job performed.

The key to successful mold remediation is having a great Production Crew Chief. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has well trained, certified technicians to get your commercial property back on track. Not only is it important to have technicians who are highly trained to complete the job, but the leadership provided by the Production Crew Chief. This leader ensures the job is completed quickly and efficiently.

Below are just a few of the responsibilities held by the Production Crew Chief that show SERVPRO of Pompano cares about customer satisfaction when it comes to helping you with any size disaster.


- Quick response to service calls


- 24 hours a day.


- Fulfillment of SERVPRO response commitment.


- Monitor, communicate, and respond to customer needs.


- Maintain communication, address customer needs, and resolve concerns.


Call us at (954) 970-4942 for more information.
If you suspect or have discovered a potential mold infestation in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach. 

Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems.
Mold remediation in your business or commercial property doesn't have to be a headache. We work with your insurance.

For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Mold Damage Can Be A Serious Problem in Pompano Beach, Palm Aire, Lighthouse Point, and Coconut Creek

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technican is shown pointing out damage to a homeowner SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is here to help. Call us 24/7 at (954) 970-4942

A few years ago Hurricane Irma was a category five hurricane that was on track to be one of the costliest hurricanes in United States history. The destruction would have rivaled Hurricane Katrina in potential economic damage. Millions of Floridians were affected, with some having lost everything in the storm. In the aftermath of such disasters, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is always ready to provide water removal services. While some systems would normally strain under such a heavy workload, our national resources allow us to acquire extra equipment and even personnel in the aftermath of such disasters.

Below are a few ways we can help after a Hurricane.


Water Removal


Many homes can remain flooded in Pompano Beach and require water removal. Even if standing water has gone away, water remains soaked into materials and foundations across most of the community, creating grave and immediate structural and mold problems for those left without care. Our wide array of water extraction and removal devices allow us to handle a broad spectrum of moisture problems and fully clear your home of water in a timely fashion.


Water Restoration


Even if your home has fully dried out, it will likely still bear the marks of flood damage. Stains, debris, and warped materials can plague many local homes, presenting simple but significant obstacles for homeowners looking to return to normalcy. SERVPRO specializes in water damage restoration, and we can help to eliminate any lasting damage, no matter how severe it may seem.


Mold Checks and Remediation


Hurricanes invariably lead to the explosive growth of one particularly troublesome household organism: mold. Mold can begin to grow with any amount of water added to the home but is especially likely after flooding. Our technicians and inspectors are always careful to monitor for and deal with mold colonies should they begin to grow.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is here to help. Call us 24/7 at (954) 970-4942 for emergency services or questions about our work.

Don't Let Water Damage In Your Pompano Beach Home Turn Into A Moldy Mess

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

Palm tress are shown next to a canal on a sunny day For a quick, professional, water removal service, contact SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942

Damage from water can occur from different sources throughout your Pompano Beach home. Your kitchen can develop a leak in a water hose leading from a dishwasher or a kitchen pipe under the sink. Your washing machine can overflow, etc. Many people believe that the water caused by these instances is clean, but the EPA reports that “clean water” can carry unhealthy bacteria. Other causes of damage can also be caused by a leaking room, bad weather, or cracks within the foundation.
Water damage is classified into four different classes for proper treatment. If you experience water damage in your Pompano Beach home, restoration experts can determine what is needed in the clean-up efforts. The classification of water damage is based on the effects of the water, the rate of evaporation, and how much moisture is absorbed by the materials in the area. All four classifications involve the following information:
 
• Class One is the least harmful. This damage affects only part of a room, with materials that include particle board, plywood, structural wood, vinyl composition tile, and concrete.
 
• Class Two has a fast rate of evaporation. This faster rate means that carpets and cushions are damaged. The seepage of water up a wall is less than 24 inches, and moisture is held within structural materials.
 
• Class Three has the fastest rate of evaporation. Damage may come from faulty sprinklers or other ceiling sources that can soak the walls, furniture, carpets, ceilings and the subfloor. A wide-spread water event.
 
• Class Four requires special water restoration and removal treatment. This classification affects flooring, plaster, stone, brick, crawlspaces, and concrete.
 
SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is an industry leading, water remediation service. For the safety of everyone in the home, it is important to distinguish which category of water damage you have. Restoration experts from SERVPRO of Pompano Beach offer removal services such as sewage clean-up, structure drying, water mitigation, contents inventory and cleaning. Our ASD, applied structural drying technicians, can deal with any type of water problem requiring extraction and restoration. "Like it never even happened."
We can even help work with your insurance company. For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.
 
For a quick, professional, water removal service, contact SERVPRO of Pompano Beach. We are locally owned and operated. We have the expertise and equipment to restore your property properly. Call us today at (954) 970-4942. You can expect an immediate response time 24 hours a day, day or night.

Knowing Who To Call In Pompano Beach When You're Not In Hot Water

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

A leaking water heater is shown SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

South Florida is known for its tropical breezes and its warm sunny beaches. Did you know that many homes and condos in Pompano Beach, Palm Aire, Lighthouse Point, and Coconut Creek have water heaters that are over 30 years old?


While water heaters give us the convenience of having instant hot water to supply our showers, dishwashers, washers and sinks, they can also pose a potentially expensive water loss that creates a lot of damage.  This damage can happen not only to your own Pompano Beach home, but in the event that you live in an apartment or condo on the second floor or higher, you can also create damage to the home owner or tenant that lives below you.


Water heaters built 30 years ago were built to last, but not forever.  If you have a water heater that is over 30 years old, it would be in your best interest to hire a licensed plumber to remove and replace that water heater.


But what if you already have a water heater water loss in your house or condo?


That’s where SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 comes in.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you in your time of need.


With our team of experts, SERVPRO has over 50 years of collective experience to make your home “Like it never even happened.”


What Steps Should You Take?


Before anything else, call your home owner’s insurance company.  They will be able to walk you through getting a claim started and let you know if you are covered for the damages.


You’ll want to get the water heater replaced right away or at least have the leak stopped so that mitigation can begin.  Standing water can begin to wick into your drywall immediately so to try to salvage as much as possible, you’ll want to fix that leak right away.


Call a water mitigation specialist.  What makes SERVPRO a trusted brand?  Knowledge by itself is great, but knowledge plus experience is wisdom.  That’s what makes SERVPRO of Pompano Beach a cut above the rest.  Our tried and true systematic water mitigation practices give us an edge to bring life back to normal for you in a timely and professional manner.


Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach today! (954) 970-4942

The Do's and Dont's of Mold Remediation

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

Dark mold is shown covering a large section of three white walls Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Call the experts at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942

Mold lives and grows everywhere. It’s something we encounter every day without even being aware of it.


So, what makes mold a problem?


When there is moisture inside your home, usually caused by a leak, mold can grow quite quickly even if you don’t see visible signs of it. It’s so important to hire an experienced mold remediation specialist at the first thought of mold presence to get rid of the problem right away before it spreads. Once mold begins to spread, it can affect every area of your home or business and may cause health effects to you, your family, your pets and your staff.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach specializes in water mitigation and mold remediation. It’s the cornerstone of our company. We know how to thoroughly and effectively remediate your mold to acceptable levels (it's impossible to get rid of mold completely because it exists everywhere and can come in whenever you open the door or window).


Dos and Don’ts


DO – Get a mold assessment. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is ready to help (954) 970-4942. Our team can quickly respond, inspect, assess, and get to work to make your mold infestation "Like it never even happened." Our crew has the training, experience, and equipment to make sure that your mold problem is handled properly. Even if you see visible signs of mold growth, a mold assessment tests for mold that you can’t see and can tell you what kind of mold is present and in what quantities. Not every mold spore is the same.  Some are more dangerous than others. There may be mold in the air, in your air vents, in clothing, etc. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can determine how far that mold reaches inside of your property, so we can accurately reduce all the mold and prevent it from coming back.


DON’T – Spray bleach on it and walk away. We have heard so many stories over the years of people spraying all sorts of things from bleach to disinfectant spray, etc. to try to get rid of the mold themselves. Mold has roots like a tree. Killing surface mold does not kill the mold inside your wall. It lightens up and you can smell that bleachy smell and think that you’ve gotten it. But let a few weeks pass and you’re right back at square one.

Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team of experts have been trained in the proper procedures of how to effectively reduce all the mold and keep it from returning. Call us. That’s what we’re here for.


DO – Have someone house sit for you while you’re away. Even if you don’t have pets, hurricane season here in South Florida is notorious for wreaking havoc on your homes and businesses even if there isn’t obvious damage. It doesn’t hurt to have someone check in on your home from time to time. There’s nothing worse than to be a seasonal resident coming down for the holidays only to find black spots on everything in your home! Staying on top of things is the best way to keep mold away from your home and your belongings.


DON’T – Call a fly-by-night mold remediation company. SERVPRO has been in the mold remediation business for over 50 years. Our reputation for being one of the best in the business has given us a name you can count on in your time of trouble.


Call the trained, certified experts that are ready to take your call 24/7.

The Call After Fire Rescue Leaves Your Home

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

Flames are shown coming from a burning pan on a stove Pompano Beach Fire Rescue are committed to responding to emergencies. Call us after they leave SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responds to around 600 fires each year. It is their mission to respond to your emergency without delay. So obviously they are the ones to call if you have a fire in your Pompano Beach home, but who would you call after they leave?


The answer is simpler than you might think. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 is available to help 24/7. They can send trained, certified technicians to start your restoration right away. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


SERVPRO of Pompano provides fire cleanup and restoration for both commercial and residential customers. They handle the everyday general cleaning jobs all the way to a full-scale condominium that has been gutted due to fire. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can garner the national resources of SERVPRO Industries in the event of a major catastrophe.


As water and fire damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly. Our “restore first” mentality helps to lower costs and get you back in your home or business sooner. This focus relies upon our specialized training and equipment to restore your property back to pre-fire condition.


As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is close by and ready to respond to your smoke or fire damage emergency. Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.


If you have a fire safety concern about your Pompano Beach home, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 954.786.4695. Their public relation division will be able to help you.
If you are interested in fire prevention checkout the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue page.

Cleaner Carpets In Pompano Beach

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

While it appears that the trend in the home improvement industry is towards hard wood flooring or tile, there are some die-hard carpet lovers that still enjoy taking off their shoes and feeling the soft cushiony feel of a plush carpet under their feet.

Carpet cleaning has evolved over the years and we want our Pompano Beach customers to know that we offer the most current, proficient means of cleaning your carpet to keep it in as close to new condition as possible.


Hot Water Extraction


What many of our customers refer to as steam cleaning is actually a more thorough process called hot water extraction. Steam cleaning generally is much milder and is a good option for expectant mothers and infants or even the elderly and those that have sensitive immune systems or allergies. This process is chemical-free and uses steam to clean carpets and fabrics to remove debris and other soils. The drawback to steam is that it can damage man-made carpet fibers and change certain characteristics in the carpet that are set by heat upon manufacturing.


Hot water extraction – on the other hand – begins with a pre-conditioning treatment that is then agitated using a brush or machine that scrubs the carpet fibers to begin to draw out soil from beneath the surface of the carpet. The next step is to spray heated water and detergent into the carpet to deep clean and then draw out that water with a high-powered water extractor. This step is by far the most important because leaving extensive water inside the carpet can cause more damage than good over time. Mold and browning (on wool) can occur if proper drying techniques are not performed.

The technicians at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach use certified drying equipment such as air movers (fans) and dehumidifiers to effectively and completely remove any remaining traces of moisture that could damage your carpet.


Carpet cleaning by SERVPRO of Pompano Beach, just a call away (954) 970-4942, will ensure that your carpet stays plush and beautiful so that you can enjoy it for years to come.

Dirty Carpets And Mold Might Be Hurting Your Pompano Beach Business

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

A Carpet Cleaning device is shown cleaning a light colored carpet SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has the local experts in carpet cleaning. Give us a call if you have any questions, (954) 970-4942


Stains on carpets in your commercial property can be unsightly, cause foul odors, and decrease the value of your business.

Don't let a stain ruin your carpet and your business.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach are the local experts in carpet cleaning. Give us a call if you have any questions, (954) 970-4942.


Here are some of the techniques we use:


Bonnet Cleaning (For light stains)


Carpet is lightly sprayed with cleaning solution
A rotary extractor with a "bonnet" pad is used to pull up soil from the carpet


Hot Water Extraction (For moderate stains)


Truck-mounted unit applies cleaning solution and hot water while simultaneously vacuuming carpet
Showcase Premier Cleaning (For heavy stains)
Heavy duty shampoo is applied to carpet
Carpet is rinsed and extracted for deep cleaning


We can also help if you suspect mold in your business. If you think you might have a mold problem, our SERVPRO team is only one call away.

Our team can quickly respond, inspect, assess, and get to work. Our crew has the training, experience, and equipment to make sure that your mold problem is properly taken care of. Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy.


There is no reason to allow mold to spread in your Pompano Beach business. In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly.


Call the experts SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942. We can send a certified technician 24/7 to help get your home or business "Like it never even happened."

What Is It That Keeps A Fire Burning?

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

A Triangle is shown and the words fuel, oxygen and heat If there is ample supply of these three entities, a fire can continue indefinitely. This is what makes a fire so dangerous.

A fire can start in a number of ways, but they usually fall into one of two categories: fires caused by heat igniting combustible materials, and those caused by chemical reactions.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are more than 350,000 home fires in the U.S. each year, leading to around 2,000 deaths.


A spark from a lighter can get a fire going, but many times fires are sparked by things like poor electrical wiring, a stove that hasn’t been turned off or a candle that’s been left unattended.


Keeping a fire going, requires three things:


Fuel [something to burn – wood, paper, oil, coal, etc.]


Oxygen – which is already in the air around us


Heat


If there is ample supply of these three entities, a fire can continue indefinitely.  This is what makes a fire so dangerous.


So, how do you put a fire out?


To stop a fire from spreading, you need to eliminate one or more of the 3 points of the triangle.  Most home owners do not own a fire extinguisher.  What makes these devices so important and necessary is that they do exactly that, they remove the 3 ingredients for a fire.  They cool off heat and smother the flame preventing oxygen from contacting the fuel. This allows the fire to be completely put out.
But what happens if you didn’t have this and you experience a fire loss?


That’s where SERVPRO of Pompano Beach comes in.  Our trained experts are here to help restore your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible.  We know that precious photos, memorabilia and other sentimental items in your home can never be replaced, but we are here to refurbish and restore your home so that you can begin to rebuild those precious memories.


Some of the fire services we provide are:


Debris removal and hauling away


Soot cleaning from restorable surfaces such as walls, floors, ceilings and non-porous furniture
Soft content cleaning – clothing, bedding and other linens and some furniture.


Deodorizing to remove odors caused by smoke infiltration.


Air duct cleaning


Carpet cleaning or removal when necessary


We at SERVPRO have 50 years in the restoration business to best serve you, your home and your business in times when you need it most.


Call us today!  SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 We’re here to make it, “Like it never even happened.”