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Different Water Damage Requires Different Treatment Methods

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded hallway with a blue floor is shown with a SERVPRO technician cleaning Water kind of water damage you have in Pompano Beach trust us to respond with the right equipment and training, Call us (954) 970-4942

Water Damage In Pompano Homes and Businesses

Are All Water Disasters The Same?

Absolutely not. Water damage is completely unique to each home, and the magnitude of the damage. It is important to know whether the water is clean water or contaminated. Because of this, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach must assess the job thoroughly to determine the proper course of action needed to get you back on your feet.

How Do We Do It?

Water Extraction

Water extraction uses vacuum-type machinery to effectively remove all the surface water damage that is visible. Once the source has been stopped, our skilled team of technicians and crew chiefs systematically begin removing the water from furniture as well as carpets and other forms of flooring. This process stops the furthering of any water intrusion and prevents any more damage to your property.

Dehumidification

Air has water in it. When we watch the weather on our local news stations, they give us the relative humidity. Humidity is the amount of water in your air. Florida is notorious for having higher levels of humidity than some of the less tropical states in the U.S. While most humidity is taken out of your home via your air conditioning system, when water loss happens the levels of moisture are too much for your HVAC system to take out on its own. Our dehumidifiers raise the temperature level in the home or business and literally suck the moisture out of the surrounding area leaving your home dry and ready to move forward with repairs.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Pompano arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is excited to begin the mitigation process in your place of business or your home. And please tell your friends. You never know you need us until you need us. SERVPRO has been faithfully serving the community for over 50 years and we would love to be your restoration service provider.

Give Us A Call Today (954) 970-4942

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff 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.

Understanding Commercial Fire Suppression Might Save Your Pompano Business

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

A sprinkler head for a fire suppression system is shown in a ceiling A fire sprinkler system can take out a fire before it gets a good start.

Commercial Building Fires In Pompano Beach

Fire sprinklers can control a fire while the fire is still small. According to the National Fire Protection Association, some type of sprinkler was present in an estimated average of 49,840 (10%) reported structure fires during 2010 to 2014. Automatic extinguishing systems (AES) are designed to control fires until the fire department arrives.


Your commercial building is required to have a fire suppression system. In a fire, that system might just save lives, spare contents or possibly even your entire business. A fire sprinkler system can take out a fire before it gets a good start. There needs to be a good fit between your sprinkler system and the kind of property it’s protecting.

What Qualities Do All Sprinkler Systems Have in Common?


They’re all:

Fast
Efficient
Customizable
Versatile

Which fire sprinkler system is right for your commercial building?

There are two main categories:


Wet Pipe System

A wet pipe system is comprised of steel pipes, which are filled with water at all times. This can be a good or bad thing. The biggest advantage of these systems is that when activated they start working immediately. They are the most reliable due to the simple design. They are also the easiest to install and require the least amount of maintenance. A big disadvantage is that they could freeze in an inadequately heated environment, causing the sprinkler pipes to burst. If a false alarm occurs, there is also a risk of the sprinklers causing unnecessary water damage.


Dry Pipe System


The pipes in a dry pipe system are filled with compressed air. This type of system is a little slower to distribute the water due to water not being in the pipes at all times. Since the dry pipe system has less risk of accidental activation, they are ideal for buildings with very valuable or irreplaceable items. These systems require more maintenance and are more difficult to install, making them more labor-intensive and expensive. However, there are several variations of the dry pipe system which add extra layers of protection against accidental activation.


The right type of fire sprinkler system can make all the difference to the well-being of your employees and the building within which they work. If your property sustains water damage from your sprinkler system after a fire, you may want to hire fire damage restoration experts to handle all of your fire sprinkler cleanup needs.
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Pompano Beach commercial property.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is ready to help and is only a phone call away (954) 970-4942.


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Pompano Beach Water Damage And Mold, Time To Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded tile bathroom floor is shown SERVPRO of Pompano Beach professionals have the advanced training and equipment needed to keep this from turning into a mold mess.


In Pompano Beach there are a lot of exciting activities and adventures to enjoy. The same can be said for Coconut Creek and Lighthouse Point. With the beautiful beaches, fishing, and diving it's understandable that household repairs are sometimes neglected.

If you notice a leak in your bathroom for instance, take care of it right away. This will likely involve bringing the certified professionals of SERVPRO of Pompano Beach. If you suspect you might have mold as a result of the water damage, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach today (954) 970-4942.

Recognizing that you have a shower or bathtub leak is easy, but understanding the exact source and how to repair it may be a challenge. Here are some basic tips to help you 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.

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

Getting Help

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.

Water Damage and Mold In Pompano Beach


Water damage in your bathroom can lead to serious and costly mold issues if not handled quickly by a professional. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach technicians are trained to clean up your water damage and remove mold. They can respond quickly, with the right equipment.

Understanding What Water Damage Could Do To Your Pompano Beach Business

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Rain is shown dripping off of a roof Don't let water damage become a long term problem for your home or business, call the professionals. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942

Water damage accounts for many of the commercial property insurance claims each year. Many commercial property owners have dealt with water damages in one form or another. Business owners often feel qualified to deal with the cleanup on their own. Often they fail to consider that the amount of dirt and contamination in the water could be costly.

Category 1: Clean water usually comes straight from clean pipes and plumbing fixtures. Any contaminants in this water were picked up after flood water left the pipes.


Category 2: Gray water may contain urine, soapy water, and other dirt. It may come from sump pumps or the toilet.


Category 3: Black water causes the most dangerous types of damage because it may carry sewage, human waste, bacteria, and chemicals. It may come from sewage backups or flooding caused by heavy storms.

While category 1 water damage is often handled by property owners, anything else should be turned over to water damage cleanup and remediation professionals.

Why can't you handle black water damage on your own?


One of the most important reasons is the lack of preparation and training. Most property owners don't have access to the appropriate equipment and cleaning supplies to prevent contaminants from spreading. Black water can't just be dumped back into the municipal water supply. Technicians are prepared to deal with the contaminated fluids appropriately.


Health and Safety

Another reason you shouldn't handle Category 3 flood water is the potential for health risks. Physical contact with the substances in the water could cause sickness and other problems. You and the occupants in the building should stay as far away as possible.


Long-Term Damage

Black water damage, whether from a toilet overflow or heavy rains, can lead to mold growth and other long-term problems. Professionals know how to pinpoint high-risk areas in your building and will treat the property to prevent this type of trouble.


If you have water damage call the professionals. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Understanding Flooding And Your Property In Pompano Beach

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Flooding In Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach residents and homeowners in surrounding areas like Lighthouse Point and Coconut Creek know that flooding is a risk. There are four major types of flooding that occur in this part of South Florida.


Canal Flooding in Pompano


Storm water from upstream areas eventually empty into the Intracoastal Waterway through these canals. Water levels in these canals rise during a storm and this limits the ability of Pompano Beach's storm water system to discharge.


Tidal Flooding


Some waterways in the City of Pompano Beach are influenced by tidal fluctuations, and this contributes to flooding problems.

Severe Weather Flooding


Severe weather flooding occurs when storms cause heavy rain. The rain falls too quickly for the storm water systems and canals to handle the significant amount of flow.

Coastal Flooding


The risk of flooding in Pompano Beach can be increased when there are higher water levels within the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway due to storm surge.


So What Can You Do Avoid Extensive Damage In Pompano Beach?


Maintain Your Home to Prevent Water Build-Up

In order to minimize storm damage to your home, you should be sure to perform proper maintenance, even when you are not expecting bad weather. To prevent moisture from building inside the walls, perform regular inspections of your home’s exterior to check for gaps or cracks. You should also make sure that all of your windows’ seals are working properly. Don’t forget to clean out your storm drains and gutters as well, since clogged ones can cause water to back up and leak into your home.

Protect Your Property and Belongings

If you know that you may have flood damage, you can prepare by protecting your belongings. A waterproof safe is a great option for any important documents. You can store smaller items in waterproof and air-tight containers while moving whatever you can to a higher location, like a shelf or a second floor. If you can move your furniture, you may want to do that as well. Covering it with plastic can reduce damage.

Have an Evacuation Plan

While your home is important, your family is more so. If the flooding becomes an emergency, you should be ready to move to a safer area. Create a plan for how you will leave the house and where you will go. To make sure that everyone is prepared, it might be a good idea to practice beforehand.

Being prepared for flooding can help you protect what’s important, but you will likely not be able to save everything. If your home or belongings are damaged, a water damage remediation service can help restore your house and any items that are not beyond repair.


Sometimes all the knowledge and preparation aren't enough to stop storm damage to your home or business. That's when it's time to reach out to trained, certified experts. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is ready to take your call and restore your property. Call us (954) 934-5555.

Pompano Beach Commercial Flooding

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

A business is shown with sandbags around entrances during a flood SERVPRO of Pompano Beach professionals have the training and equipment to quickly restore your water damaged property.

Reason For Concern And Awareness


There are many reasons to be concerned about flooding in your Pompano Beach business. The FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) indicate that more than 32% of the buildings in the City of Pompano Beach are in a Special Flood Hazard Area.


According to the City of Pompano Beach, constant water flow through canals, especially during heavy storms, is essential to flood damage protection in the City. With all of the precautions taken, flooding can still happen to your Pompano Beach commercial site.

If you have experienced storm-related water damage in your business, you are undoubtedly concerned about how to protect your property from further damage. Staying safe and asking for assistance are your first steps.


Safety First

It is important you stay clear of the flooded area until it is safe and electrical power is disabled. If the electrical box is on the flooded level, it is strongly recommended you wait until professional assistance arrives.

Enlist Professional Assistance Floodwater contamination is dangerous and requires immediate assistance from professional water restoration experts. 

Floodwater is the most hazardous level of water contamination, requiring specialized safety precautions to address potential sewage and chemical toxicity.

SERVPRO of Pompano Restoration Experts


Experts are trained to work quickly to minimize water damage that can progress with time.
Contamination may not be visible to the layperson, and if overlooked, could lead to mold and irreversible damage.


While you wait for the experts, it will help to stay focused and accomplish a few more tasks.


Insurance

Your agent will inform you of your flood coverage. If you have flood insurance, it will be a separate policy from coverage for non-weather events, such as broken pipes.

Photographs


If you can do so safely, taking photos of internal and external damage can assist your insurance claim. Remember, when it comes to the claims process, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.


Bring In The Team


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is ready to respond to your commercial emergency 24 hours a day. Trained, certified technicians will inspect and assess your location and get your business running again as soon as possible.

We are IICRC-certified, 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. Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.


A storm water emergency in your Pompano Beach business could mean an interruption to your business.

Prioritizing safety and trusting the experts may be the best strategy for navigating the challenges of significant water damage. Staying focused on solutions can help you and your staff emerge from the experience feeling “Like it never even happened.”

Pompano Beach Water Damage Can Be A Big Problem For Commercial Sites

1/4/2021 (Permalink)


Commercial Drying Services In Pompano Beach


A public library is a great resource, and it is not just the public library that stores books in Pompano Beach. Many businesses such as law firms or educational establishments have a library that is a vital part of their company. Naturally, you do not want your business’ or institutions’ books to get wet, and in the event of water damage, you should call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942.

Professional water removal in Pompano Beach 

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can help preserve and save books. Even books that are entirely soaked might be salvageable using a robust process known as freeze drying. First, documents are freeze dried to preserve their current state. Then, we place them in a specialist freeze-drying chamber, and all air is suctioned out. A combination of pressure and temperature are used to evaporate water and collect it outside the chamber.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach understands that the sight of wet books and papers is upsetting and it is natural to want to take action as soon as possible. We recommend caution and offer the following guidelines.

Stop water flow if it is safe to do so, to prevent further harm to delicate books.

We suggest taking unaffected papers to another, drier, location if you can, to prevent them from being affected.

It is essential that the affected area is kept dry and cold. We recommend using a dehumidifier if possible to reduce humidity. You can use a fan for moving the air and aiding the drying process. Our IICRC-certified technicians arrive equipped with dehumidifiers and fans ready to do the job.

Be very careful with water-logged books. Do not open the volumes, remove their bindings, or fan the pages. Handle each item as little as possible until our staff arrives.

If water is still dripping from a leak or broken pipe or roof, spread plastic sheeting over collections to protect them from drips.

Swift action is vitally important. The sooner books are frozen, the higher the chance of salvaging them successfully. That is why we recommend putting in a call to SERVPRO as soon as you can. Our IICRC certified technicians are ready to remove water from the floor, reduce humidity, encourage evaporation and, most importantly, carefully take your books for freeze-drying.

For help with wet books in Pompano Beach and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942 today.

Sure, We're Restoration Experts, But Do You Know What Else We Can Do?

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician is shown disinfecting a sheriff's SUV Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices.

SERVPRO of Pompano


If you have fire or water damage in your home or business, it can cause major disruptions to your life. The experts at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach understand the problems that come with damage and loss. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to help. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach today at (954) 970-4942.

The Team For Pompano Beach


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 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.


Even if you already knew all of this you may not know that SERVPRO of Pompano Beach does so much more than just water restoration and mold remediation.

SERVPRO of Pompano also does:

COVID 19 disinfecting

Fire, smoke and soot cleanup

Crime scene, biohazard and vandalism cleanup

Airduct Cleaning

HVAC cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning

Carpet cleaning

Upholstery and fabric cleaning

Drapery Cleaning

Hardwood floor cleaning

Odor identification and deodorization

Stain Removal

Stain Resistance Applications

Document drying

Content Inventory

Storage

Reconstruction

We are trained and certified experts at all categories that are listed .Please give us a Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach today at (954) 970-4942.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust. We proudly serve the communities of Pompano Beach, Palm Aire, Lighthouse Point, and Coconut Creek.

Our Team Is Helping Local Businesses Become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

A green SERVPRO truck is seen in front of a business that is being cleaned Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is helping local businesses reopen or stay open safely. Recently our team helped Closet Factory/Motor Trend Garage become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning.

Choose SERVPRO of Pompano Beach

By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into Pompano Beach establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Extensive training and specialized products

Our team always adheres to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence.


3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify


We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. 

Consult

Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.


Clean 

Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.


Certify

Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.


Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – in the communities we all call home, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, Lighthouse Point, Wynmoor Village, Lauderdale By The Sea, Harbor Village, Town of Hillsboro Beach, and Palm Aire.

Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach today at (954) 970-4942 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

Water Damage From A Fire Can Lead To Mold If Not Treated

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Candles are shown with flames burning When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Call Us Today – (954) 970-4942, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach

Candles are beautiful, fragrant and relaxing. A candle is a possible fire hazard if it's not properly monitored. A candle is an open flame that can increase the risk of a fire.

The following three basic rules to avoid a candle fire came directly from a study done by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Number one rule: Never leave a burning candle unattended. It may seem like a good idea to leave your candle burning so your house could soak up the fragrance, but it's a really bad idea considering there is no one to watch it in case of an emergency situation.

Number two rule: Never burn a candle on or near anything that may catch on fire.

Number three rule: Keep candles out of the reach of both children and pets.


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.
Our technicians will take care of your family and property from start to finish!


Water damage can lead to mold. Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. If You See Signs of Mold Call Us Today – (954) 970-4942, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach.