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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."

If Storms Are Really Shaking Your Pompano Beach Home- It Could Be Time For A Roof Inspection

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Catastrophic winds and flying debris have been known to take a toll on roofs all over the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast.

Home and property owners should always be arranging for post-storm inspections whenever a storm passes by. This ensures that professionals can provide any necessary repairs before the difficulties of seasonal changes begin.
Inside: If you have an attic and can get to it, start there during daylight.

If you see any sunlight peeking through holes in the plywood, that's a good indicator of roof damage, which in turn could already have water accumulated.

If you can't find any visible holes use a flashlight to find any dark stains or sagging, this could also mean moisture is present and in turn need attention.

Outside: By walking around the perimeter of your house you should be able to see most of your roof and inspect for the following problems that can cause water damage:

Shingles that are missing

Any deformed shingles that are cracked, bent, etc.

Dark patches of shingles. These shingles could dry out over time and lead to water leaks.
Debris. Something as simple as a tree branch can cause damage over time if not removed right away. It could also be hiding a hole in your roof.

If you find damage, contact SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942 to help with water damage.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Celebrating Two Years Of Success In The Pompano Beach Community

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach Would Like To Thank the Community For All Of The Support Our First Two Years

  Serving the community since 2018, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is dedicated to helping you after a loss and quickly making it "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is celebrating two years of new ownership with Andres Ocon. Mr. Ocon has a substantial background in civil engineering. His leadership has led to the success of SERVPRO of Pompano Beach. He has made a huge impression in our industry, specifically in the areas of water restoration, mold remediation, construction, and fire cleanup. Mr. Ocon and his team are also trained in COVID 19 cleaning and bioremediation in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities.
SERVPRO of Pompano Beach has qualified NORMI Mold remediators and IICRC-Certified specialists available 24/7 to respond to disasters and emergencies without delay.
What can we do for you? We proudly serve the communities of Pompano Beach, Palm Aire, Lighthouse Point, and Coconut Creek.
Serving the community since 2018, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is dedicated to helping you after a loss and quickly making it "Like it never even happened." Call us (954) 970-4942.
Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team has the experience, knowledge, and equipment to properly restore your property back to preloss conditions. 

Fire Prevention Tips For Your Pompano Beach Home

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

A Dryer Vent Is Shown With Lint If You questions about water, fire or mold damage give us a call, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Pompano Beach Dryer Tips

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires in the laundry room average a total of 15,000 fires per year in the United States. This means that every day 42 families go through the scary event of a laundry room fire. Each year it's estimated that these fires cause approximately $201 million dollars in structure damage. Ranging from small scale fires to large and deadly, laundry room fires pose a threat when it comes to fire safety in your home.

Considering what goes in any given laundry room: water, heat, electricity and flammable items, it's easy to see how fast a fire can happen if the right precautions aren't taken.

It is important to get rid of any lint as soon as possible. Making sure that your laundry room is clear of lint build up lessens the chance of combustible material catching on fire. Don't forget to clean the dryer and washer vent after each use.

Be sure that you have the proper rigid metal or plastic dryer hose vent and outdoor vent. Checking them regularly is also advised.
A final important tip is to never dry clothes that have been exposed to paint, gas, pesticides, cleaning chemicals, or oil in the dryer. The safest way to dry these items is to air dry them.
Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team understands the stress and confusion that goes hand in hand with a loss of any kind.

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."

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage.

We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Get A Better Understanding About Mold In Your Pompano Beach Home

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Is Shown Close Up If you would like more information about a mold issue in your Pompano Beach home call the experts at SERVPRO of Pompano (954) 970-4942.

If You Think You Might Have Mold Call The SERVPRO Professionals Today

If you’ve ever ignored your leftovers for long enough, it is likely that you have opened up a container to some moldy food. Maybe you’ve found a bit of bread mold when you wanted to make a sandwich. In fact, there are a few reasons why you might find your food looking a bit fuzzy. 
1. Mold is Everywhere
It might be a bit unnerving to hear that there is likely plenty of mold in your Pompano Beach, FL home that you can’t see. In most cases, you don’t need to worry. Most mold is not harmful and will cause no problems for you or your home. It does mean, however, that you might find some fridge mold growing on occasion.
2. It Helps Feed the Mold
Because fungi cannot create energy from the sun like other plants, it needs to feed on other sources. Sometimes, that source is your food. Particularly in the case of bread mold, and much to your dismay, this food can be a great place for the unwanted fungus to get its nutrients. Because you often keep bread in a dark warm area like a breadbox or cupboard, it is also easy for the mold to grow quickly.
3. There is Moisture
Mold grows more easily in places where there is moisture, which makes your leftovers the perfect breeding ground. It can spread quickly in this kind of environment, so you might find fungus growth on a dish that looked perfectly fine just the night before.
While bread mold and other types of mold on your food does not necessarily indicate a problem in your home, it can be a good idea to have a mold remediation service examine your home for mold if you are concerned.
If you suspect or have discovered a potential mold infestation in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach.
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. Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected.
Call the experts at SERVPRO of Pompano (954) 970-4942. 

Water Damage Can Lead To Mold If You Don't Act Quickly

5/17/2020 (Permalink)

Acting Quickly After Water Damage Is The Key To Avoiding Mold

When water damage has hit your Pompano Beach home you'll want to act quickly to avoid mold. Choosing a trained, certified, restoration company is important. In Pompano Beach your choice would be SERVPRO of Pompano Beach.
You will want to take the first step toward filing your insurance claim by calling your insurance company, and you now are awaiting the first visit from your home adjuster to officially assess any damage. Below are important tips to help you prepare and ensure the visit is as advantageous and stress-free as possible. Also remember for a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.  Document any damage to structures, which can include your home, garage, shed, and pool. Before the insurance adjuster arrives, identify and make a list of any damage to your roof, foundation, walls, electrical lines or other structural elements. Include photos and videos of damage like cracks, tears or holes, and if possible, have “before” pictures on hand as well.  Compile lists and records of damaged items. In addition to documenting any structural damage, make lists of damaged items within and around the home. If possible, gather receipts, purchase records, and examples of current sales prices for the same items. Include photos of the damage, gather any previous pictures you may have taken of the items, and be sure to not throw out anything until after the adjuster’s visit.  While the aftermath of a home disaster can certainly be difficult and unchartered territory, taking the time up front to gather records and estimates can make your visit with your home adjuster a productive one. A successful visit will make filing your insurance claim that much easier and help pave the way to your ultimate goal of quality, fast and affordable repair and restoration services. 
 If your property has been damaged by a leak or flooding, our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team has the knowledge, training, and equipment to properly restore your home or business back to preloss conditions. When disaster strikes our team is only one call away! (954) 970-4942. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

Storms In Pompano Beach Can Leave Your Home A Mess

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

It’s annoying, and can be quite costly to find a leak when a storm hits Pompano Beach. Being one of the leading causes for water damage, storm leaks are a headache for any homeowner to deal with. But no need to worry, the professionals at SERVPRO have gathered a few helpful tips.

There could be a number of different reasons as to why your home is leaking. If it’s brick, concrete, or wood framed, there is a main rooted source to the storm leak. Did you know that water damage is the second highest insurance claim that is filed in North America?

Water can lead to some unexpected costs if not handled properly especially since rain related water intrusions are not covered by insurance. Getting the leak fixed as soon as possible is extremely important to saving money in repairs.
One main reason why rain leaks occur is due to brick cracking. If your home is made primarily of brick, or has brick in its composition, rain leaks are still possible. Weather conditions, time and erosion all cause brick and all stonework to eventually develop cracks. These cracks need to be repaired by a skilled tradesperson.

As soon as you find a leak in your home, calling the professionals at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is the first step to cleaning up the damage already done.

Another reason for rain leaks is a problem with your roof. This one may seem obvious, but if you can’t clearly see it you may easily dismiss it. A hole or imperfection or even a piece of debris on your roof can cause rain leaks.

We recommend calling a professional roofer to climb up on your roof and check it out, but there could be a hole in your roof that is being covered by a piece of debris. On the other hand, there may be a piece of debris, which could make a hole or vulnerable spot on your roof as it rubs against the surface.

Now that you have a better understanding of how a rain leak can occur in your home and what to do, you can rest assured that SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can be there as soon as the same day for any water damage disaster.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is excited to serve the community here in Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, and Coconut Creek.  Our team is well-seasoned and work well together.  Because 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.

If you’re experiencing a rain leak in your home give us a call at (954) 970-4942

Good Fire Safety Advice From People You Can Trust

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Bright flames are shown against a black background "Like it never even happened." Our technicians will take care of your family and property from start to finish!

Fires can be a terrifying experience in your home or business.

The American Red Cross has provided the following tips for fire safety:

Top Tips for Fire Safety
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

When fire or water damage occurs in your home or business, choosing the right people for the restoration job is very important. So what makes SERVPRO the nation's leading restoration company?

We're faster to any size disaster

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach responds to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As soon as you make contact with our dispatching team, our technicians are on their way to your property.

We specialize in restoration

Unlike some restoration companies that have a select team dedicated to restoration, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach's staff specializes in water and fire damage cleanup and restoration. No job is too big or small for us!

We restore before we replace

When your home experiences water or fire damage, the contents are almost always affected as well. Furniture, rugs, and family heirlooms may need special care to be restored to their original condition. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach takes every step to restore your affected contents rather than discarding them.

Once the flames are put out and the smoke has settled, you might find your home in ruins. 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.

Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.