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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.”

If You Have Water Damage, How Can You Prevent Mold?

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in Pompano Beach requires the immediate attention of professionals. Experts like the trained and certified technicians from SERVPRO of Pompano Beach. If you don't take action and make the call (954) 970-4942, you could be facing long term issues including mold.


If you suspect or have discovered a potential mold infestation in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach. If you think you might have a mold problem, our SERVPRO team is only one call away.


Restoring your home after water damage is not an easy process. How do you know what to discard and what to repair?

Never take chances if you are a resident of Pompano Beach, professionals can efficiently guide you through the restoration process.


For any water removal process in your property to be a success, the equipment that technicians use makes the difference. As a company, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach understands precisely that, and our team takes the shortest time possible to arrive at the site since an immediate response is crucial to an efficient restoration process. We work hard to mitigate water damages.
 
There are two ways through which water can damage your content. The first one takes place when materials absorb the water via direct contact. The second way is when they absorb the excess moisture from the air. Either way, our SERVPRO technicians must create appropriate conditions that promote drying. While we can use pumps to extract a substantial amount of water, there are situations where we use detection equipment to measure the moisture level in carpets, walls, and other areas. Moisture meters, moisture sensors, and thermo-hygrometers are some of the equipment that our IICRC certified water damage restoration crew members can use.
 
The application of dehumidifiers and air movers is part of the procedures that our SERVPRO technicians employ to enhance evaporation. While air movers promote evaporation of moisture from surfaces to the air, dehumidifiers remove the additional moisture from the air thereby lowering the humidity.
 
Direct contact with water might cause some contents to rot and lead to the release of odors. It is the job of our technicians to identify and remove the sources of the odors. Usually, the odors might have penetrated into tiny spaces and removing the source might not be enough for complete elimination. That is where we introduce deodorization – we use thermal foggers or ULV foggers to spray the deodorants. Our odor control technicians can make the right call.
 
SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has a proven record in fire, storm, water and mold restoration. Contact us at (954)-970-4942 and be served by an industry leader.

Pumping Water From Your Basement

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system. A basement flood that covers a large area requires a submersible pump

Dealing with water damage in your home in Pompano Beach, FL  can be a traumatic experience. A basement flood can be especially difficult to deal with. Since basements are underground, you need to wait until the outside water source has subsided before removing the water.

Water Damage Repair

If the water is an inch or less deep and is only in a small area of the basement, it’s possible that you may be able to use a wet/dry vacuum to take care of the problem. Since the typical tank is only 4 or 5 gallons, it would be too much work to continually empty the tank in a large area.
A basement flood that covers a large area requires a submersible pump. This pump sits inside a waterproof covering and has a fitting that can be connected to a sump hose. A generator and extension cord are required to run the pump.

How to Set Up the Pump

Fasten extension cord to the cord on the pump before taking it to the basement.
Make sure no water can reach the connection by securing it. This can be done by looping cords around a ceiling attachment so that it can’t get wet.
Connect the sump hose to pump fitting and secure a nylon rope to the pump’s top area.
Direct the hose end so that the water will be able to drain into a storm sewer or gutter.

How to Pump the Water Out

Using a rope, carefully move the pump to the basement.
Start the generator by plugging the extension cord into it.
You can move the pump to different flooded areas to ensure that all water is removed.

Drying the Area

Carpeting and drywall should be replaced so that mold doesn’t have a chance to grow. A dehumidifier is a good idea to help dry the area quicker.
For any basement flood, It’s important to contact your insurance agent as soon as possible to check on your insurance coverage.

Water Damage In Pompano Beach Isn't New, But Some of The Looming Problems Might Surprise You

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded room is shown in a Florida home When water damage happens in Pompano Beach call expert technicians, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Water damage occurs quite often in South Florida. Water damage not only occurs often but also makes a lasting impact on the structure if not resolved right away. At SERVPRO of Pompano Beach, we implement tested and efficient techniques when it comes to restoring your structure's integrity.

Our technicians are trained and certified. he Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.


When we get your call we will respond as quickly as possible to make sure the process isn't complicated and completed as quickly as possible. Initiating the Restorative Drying process saves you money, and prevents microbes from multiplying due to the water damage.


As part of the first step in the restorative drying process, we come out to your home or office and complete an inspection. Inspections are an important part of the Restorative Drying process because they help give you, the customer, reassurance of the need for Restorative Drying.

Among other water damage issues we want to address mold. SERVPRO of Pompano technicians will inspect, assess, and get to work to make your mold infestation "Like it never even happened."

Not addressing water damage as soon as it's noticed can cause a number of problems to occur, such as delamination, furniture stains, and mold or mildew. Our experiences with water damage include condo water leaks, post hurricane water damage, and even flooded hotel hallways due to sewage breakage.


As scary as water damage can be, prevention doesn't have to be and can be as easy as keeping an eye on your water bill. If your water bill is slowly rising in price or if there is a spike on your bill, there may be a water leak somewhere. Another tip to for water damage prevention is to use a "drain snake" versus a chemical based unclogging product.


Clogs are a part of everyday life that even regular cleaning cannot entirely prevent. Using a harsh caustic cleaner can damage your pipes overtime, turning one prevention into one big water damage. Owning a drain snake is a cheap and efficient way to unclog a pipe without causing any damage in the long run. Not only are drain snakes cost effective, they can also be found locally at hardware stores.

If water damage occurs it's a good idea to call a professional company, with expert technicians, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

What To Do If You Suspect Mold In Your Pompano Beach Home

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

There are a lot of ways that water can damage your home. If you live in Pompano Beach, you should be aware of water damage and mold. Sometimes it's as obvious as a visible pipe leaking water on to your kitchen floor. More often than not however, the source of water damage is hidden and so are the effects.


Here are some helpful tips to spot water damage:
Stains on the wall or ceiling


Discoloration in drywall is a sign that there is previous or ongoing water damage. The stains may be yellow, brown, or faint outlines.


A musky smell


A musky smell may indicate the presence of mold due to water damage. Mold-especially in the humidity of South Florida- does not take long to grow in the right conditions


Warping in the floor or baseboard


When certain materials like wood soak up water, they buckle and warp. If there is visible warping or buckling of floors, there may be water underneath.


Excessive utility bills


If there are no other visible signs of water damage but you are still suspicious, check your water bill! Excessive charges on your water bill may indicate a damaged pipe that could be releasing water into your home.


If you have water damage mold issues are right around the corner. 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.



SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has trained, certified professionals ready to help. Our initial focus is to stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber.


For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.


If you believe your home is being affected by water damage, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 for a professional consultation.

Can You Go It Alone? When Should You Call for Help

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Air movers and dehumidifiers placed in a damaged area Water restoration in Palm Aire, FL

You don't want to deal with pipe burst cleanup. Not only is it overwhelming, but you may not really be fixing the problem. As a business owner in Palm Aire, FL, you want to prioritize safety and cleanliness. Therefore, when water damage occurs, evaluate the situation and consider whether your place would benefit from a professional service.

Signs of Trouble

Should you call in a sewer cleanup company? Think about the type of liquid. Category 3 sources host microbes, allowing bacteria to linger and fester. You'll need more than a bottle of bleach to sanitize. Avoid a hazard and contact a water remediation company, experts who can evaluate the extent or needed repair. The following would count in this category:

  • Sewer breaks
  • External flood waters
  • Toilet overflows

In addition, clean water can also prove problematic. If moisture has stayed in the walls, floor or ceiling for too long, it could lead to mold buildup. Don't assume the penetration didn't happen. If you have any questions, smell a foul odor, or notice mold spores, call in help immediately.

Services Available

When crews first arrive, they should survey the trouble, shutting off any water sources and determining the source. This needs quick repair to eliminate further complications. Then, the workers assess the extent of destruction, including the cost and time of sewer or pipe burst cleanup. During this time, moisture levels are read from numerous areas. Dehumidifiers are brought in, airing out rooms until they meet national standards. Anything contaminated too much is removed and the room may be sealed off to prevent entrance or exit.
With the broken pipe corrected, the team gets started replacing anything destroyed. The company can help not only replace ruined wall structures, but they are able to survey technology and fixtures, salvaging items that you may have deemed long gone.
Don't tackle that pipe burst cleanup on your own. Water may look easy to handle, but it really could lead to serious concerns. If it's drenched, smells or spotted, ask for assistance.

Electronic Claims Systems and How They Help You

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

Claim Document . Electronic mail. The electronic claims system can help with your insurance claim in a number of ways

Here's What You Should Know About Electronic Claims Systems

If your Lighthouse Point, FL, business has suffered a disaster such as a fire or flooding, you may have called SERVPRO to help with the cleanup and restoration. But these professionals can do more than just make repairs. They have several systems that can help with the insurance claim as well. Here’s what you should know about their electronic system and how it can benefit you and your insurance provider.

1. Can Track Damaged Items

One of the main things this system can be used for is to keep track of any damaged items. This can include an itemized list as well as a structural damage list. It’s also possible to store photographs of the damage in the system. Doing so can help keep all the information needed for the insurance claim in one place, and prevent this data from getting lost.

2. Can Be Accessed Remotely

Another way this system can help with your claim is the fact that it can be accessed remotely. SERVPRO professionals can show you and your agent how to log into the system so that you can see the information it contains whenever you need to. Whether you need to check on which items were damaged or are checking in to see how much progress has been completed, the ability to access the data remotely can save you time as you no longer need to visit the job site.

3. Can include Progress Reports

One of the aspects your insurance provider may enjoy about this system is the fact that it can include up to date information on the progress of your restoration. This can cut down on the time it takes to check in on the repair status, as reports of what has already been completed should already be available.
The electronic claims system can help with your insurance claim in a number of ways. It can keep a list of damage and accompanying photographs, the system can be accessed remotely, and as progress is made on the restoration it can be updated so your insurance agent knows where things stand.

Tips for Avoiding and Handling Mold Buildup in Your Facility

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

The hands of someone pulling carpet from a baseboard Dirty or wet carpets can lead to mold problems

Tips for Avoiding and Handling Mold Buildup in Your Facility

Carpet cleaning is an important part of building maintenance. That’s because dirty or wet carpets can lead to mold problems.
Mold is a fungus that reproduces via microscopic spores. These mold spores constantly travel through the air both indoors and outdoors. The fungus can actually grow on any organic substance, including:

  • Food
  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Insulation
  • Carpet

Once the mold starts growing, it will destroy the organic materials and use them as food. If left untreated, this could cause severe mold damage to a building.

Preventing Mold Buildup

Since mold cleanup can be a difficult process, you should try to limit growth of the fungus within your facility. The best way to do this is to practice moisture control. Fix any leaks and remove wet spots or condensation as soon as possible. You should also perform scheduled inspections of the building.
To prevent the spread of water throughout your facility, keep mats by the door so employees and guests can wipe their feet. Air duct scrubbing and carpet cleaning should be done regularly to prevent the buildup of dust that can lead to mold.

Cleaning Mold

If you suspect that your Coconut Creek, FL, building has mold damage, you should first try to assess the severity of the issue. You may be able to clean a small area of mold by yourself. Be sure to wear protective gear and disposable clothing.
You should also check to see if there is any water damage associated with the mold growth. This water should be removed right away, and any wet items should be dried thoroughly.
For larger problems, however, you should contact mold remediation professionals. They will know how to use the latest technology to restore your belongings. Many experts will even use a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuum to ensure the black mold cleanup is complete.
With regular carpet cleaning and property maintenance, you can reduce mold growth in your facility. Any visible mold spores should be addressed immediately before the issue gets worse.

Qualities of a Good Fire Restoration Company

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team member Look for a company that has the expertise and professionalism needed to get the job done quickly

Fire can cause a lot of damage to your commercial building in a short amount of time. When flames ravage your property in Kendall, FL, you need fire damage restoration specialists who can respond quickly, expertly and completely.

Fast Response

From the moment the emergency personnel are finished putting out the fire, the clock starts ticking on the damage to your building. The longer the damage is allowed to remain in your building, the more problems you may add to the overall issue:

  • Extra water damage to walls, floors and ceilings
  • Extended damage caused by excess soot and humidity
  • Mold growth

When technicians arrive within hours of the incident, they can more easily interrupt most of the ongoing damage.

Knowledge and Experience

It's important to hire people who know what they're doing. Look for specialists who are certified to mitigate commercial fire damage. Certification tells you that they have had the proper training and hands-on experience necessary to ensure complete remediation. You should take the time to ask each company you are considering about the extent of their experience. Incomplete fire damage restoration due to lack of expertise can result in a larger problem in the future.

Full Service Package

Many smoke cleanup companies will focus on either cleanup or rebuilding. When you hire a team that specializes in both, however, you may get a more seamless process. When cleaning and restoration are handled by the same team, you don't have to worry about whether the restoration technicians have all the information they need to do the job right. All the notes are included in the same file by the same company, and the whole team can access them. This can speed up the entire process, getting your business back on track in relatively little time.
When you need fire damage restoration, the company you hire to perform the service can make a big difference. Look for a company that has the expertise and professionalism needed to get the job done quickly.