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Controlling Small Fires Safely

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

A graphic explaining the P A S S fire extinguisher technique is shown A simple way to remember what to do in a fire

Fire Damage In Pompano Beach 


Fire damage is one of the most common forms of homeowner’s insurance claims in Pompano Beach.  By far the best way to deal with small fires is to use a fire extinguisher early to douse the flames.

Using an Extinguisher Is Easy If You Know How
The simplest method of handling an extinguisher is to use PASS:

Pull the safety pin out.


Aim low – at the base of the flame.


Squeeze the handle.


Sweep from side to side


Keep going back and forth until all the flames are out. Carefully watch the area, since flames can reappear even hours after a fire in some conditions. If your fire extinguisher is low on pressure, grab another one if it’s nearby to be ready for another round.

Fires Are Incredibly Dangerous

Fires are incredibly dangerous events and are one of the most common types of emergency. Home fires kill an average of seven people in the U.S. every day. Besides the heat, smoke and toxic gases are released and can quickly overcome even healthy adults. Once a room gets warm enough, an event called a flashover will instantly ignite all flammable surfaces, and even professional fire fighters in full protective gear are occasionally killed by this.

If you have the slightest doubt about a fire, if it’s growing rapidly or if the extinguisher isn’t having much impact, get out immediately and call 911. Kitchen fires are especially dangerous, since the oils and grease can be highly resistant to fire-fighting methods and can be accidentally spread around by the wrong type of suppression methods.

Using a fire extinguisher on small fires is an excellent way to avoid expensive fire damage cleanup in Pompano Beach. It's important to use common sense and let trained fire fighters handle the more dangerous situations.


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.


If you have questions about fire damage give us a call today (954) 970-4942.

Water Damage And Sewer Issues In Pompano Beach

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is shown on a floor If you have questions about water damage or mold in Pompano Beach, call us today. (954) 970-4942

A sewer cleanup in your home or commercial site is serious business. As a homeowner, you won't be able to do much yourself, but you should know the basics in order to keep yourself and your family safe before help arrives.

Types of Contamination


Water damage is usually categorized into three levels of contamination. If the water is left to sit for more than 48 hours, the level can increase. Sewer backup is categorized as the most dangerous, in the third category. They are as follows:

Clean Water- from a clean source, not dangerous, ex. faucet overflow


Gray Water- used water, can be harmful, ex. dishwasher overflow


Black Water- contaminated water, contain feces or bacteria, very harmful, ex. sewage backup

Damage Control In Pompano Beach


As soon as you notice that a sewage leak has occurred, you need to do what you can to ensure everyone's safety. Everyone who does not need to be there should leave the premises. Turn off the electricity if you think it will be a hazard. If turning off the main water supply line will help, do so.

Make sure to wear protective equipment like gloves, rubber boots and a mask while in the vicinity of the sewer cleanup area. Once you have safely done all you can, grab your phone and evacuate yourself.

Restoration Procedures SERVPRO of Pompano Beach

Dealing with sewage or a flooded toilet can be dangerous, so it is best handled by certified sewage damage remediation experts with specialized equipment. Find a company you trust in advance so that you aren't stuck settling or scrambling at the last minute.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach should be your first choice.

They will restore what they can, but be prepared to replace any porous materials or contents that may have been affected. You should also call your insurance company to determine if you are covered for this type of disaster.


From the moment you realize what is happening, do your best to avoid touching any contaminated water. Sewer cleanup is best left to the professionals, so you just need to worry about calling the right people.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service


Faster to Any-Sized Disaster


Highly Trained Restoration Technicians


A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry


Locally Owned and Operated


Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

If you have questions about water damage or mold in Pompano Beach, call us today. (954) 970-4942.

Water Damage Clean Up Can Require Serious Professional Attention

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Pompano Beach Restoration Experts And Your Water Damage


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 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 SERVPRO of Pompano? 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.

When SERVPRO of Pompano technicians arrive, they will survey the trouble, shutting off any water sources and determining the source. This needs quick repair to eliminate further complications. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach technicians 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, it's time to get help.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.


Give us a call today if you have questions about water damage in Pompano Beach.
SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Pompano Beach House Fires And What You Can Do To Protect Your Family And Home

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Detectors Save Lives 

Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. That's according to the American Red Cross, they provide support to families after residential fires.


The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. During a home fire, working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives.

If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help.


• Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and
outside sleeping areas. Test them every month and replace the batteries
at least once a year.


• Talk with all household members about a fire escape plan and practice
the plan twice a year.


If you have fire damage there are several things to consider. Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach and take the first step (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. 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. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration.

SERVPRO of Pompano is locally owned and operated. Remember 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.

If you have fire or water damage do not hesitate to call. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

What's the Rush In Pompano Beach?


When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. Untreated water damage can lead to mold.


If you do suspect water damage or mold call us. 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.

Pompano Beach Residents Are Getting The Word, Early Forecasts Predict Active Hurricane Season

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

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Pompano Beach Has Had Some Beautiful Weather This Spring, But Early Hurricane Predictions Are Above Normal

Some forecasters are predicting a busy 2021 hurricane season. Hurricane season officially starts June 1. One prediction calls for seven to ten hurricane strength storms. Three to five are expected to reach winds of at least 111 mph. Forecasters believe the season is unlikely to be as busy as last year’s record-breaking 30 storms, including 13 hurricanes.

Take A Look Around 


This is a good time to walk around your property, inside and out and make sure your ready.
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.

Fast Response To Storm Damage Ultimately Saves Money


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 Beach trained technicians arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach Is Here To Help

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Training And Experience Matter


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

If you have storm or water damage call us right away SERVPRO Of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Preparing For Pompano Beach Storms And Water Damage

3/22/2021 (Permalink)


Part of preparing for South Florida storms is preparing your family and your home.

Here are some recommendations from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):


As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities.

Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets or specific needs like operating medical equipment.

Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:

Different ages of members within your household


Responsibilities for assisting others


Locations frequented


Dietary needs


Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment


Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment


Languages spoken


Cultural and religious considerations


Pets or service animals


Households with school-aged children

What about after the storm?


How would you deal with water damage?


What if you suspect mold shortly after a storm?

The Best Choice For Restoration In Pompano Beach

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.

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.

Training and Knowledge You Can Trust

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

Always Ready To Help


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. Call us today (954) 970-4942.

Property Damage From Intense Storms In Pompano Beach

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

A clip board with an emergency evacuation plan attached is shown Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach Responds Quickly To Your Water Damage

Commercial property owners and managers in Pompano Beach, have many responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is storm preparedness. In order to ensure the safety of tenants and protect the building from extensive storm damage, owners and managers should work together to focus on three vital steps.

Emergency Plan


Knowing what you are going to do before bad weather strikes can help keep everyone calm and safe during the storm. A strong emergency plan includes:

Shelter and evacuation plans


Emergency contact list, including insurance and storm cleanup professionals


Reliable communication system


Division of responsibilities


Backup of vital records, stored remotely

Once a plan is made, it must be practiced and perfected. That way, when a storm does hit, employees can move through the plan like clockwork.

Property Protection

When the weather service indicates that a devastating storm is on its way, the property manager should complete a walkthrough of the property as part of the storm preparedness plan. Loose limbs or branches on trees should be trimmed. All outdoor furniture should be secured. Items that are small enough should be taken inside.

Accurate Reporting

Once the storm has passed, property management should complete another walkthrough to document all wind and flood damage that the storm left in its wake. Pictures and video of the damage can be helpful to assist in filing the claim with the insurance company. An assessment from flood cleanup professionals should be arranged so that you can get an estimate of how much the restoration process is going to cost. Remember to communicate consistently with tenants to keep them informed about the status of the property and the timeline for returning.

Property managers have quite a few storm preparedness responsibilities. Planning ahead is key to making sure that everyone makes it through the storm safely and that the property is still standing after the storm passes. Water damaged that isn't treated can lead to mold. Remember mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Why Our Team?

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.

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.


If you have water damage or suspect mold, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Pompano Beach Water Damage Can Lead To Bigger Problems

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown on a residential wall SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 has the training, experience and the right equipment to restore your damaged property

Storms and Flooding Are Going to Happen In Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Coconut Creek, Wynmoor Village, Lauderdale By The Sea, Harbor Village and Palm Aire.

The National Weather Service considers a thunderstorm severe if it produces hail the size of a U.S. quarter or larger or winds of 58 mph or stronger. Of the estimated 100,000 thunderstorms that occur each year in the United States, about 10% are classified as severe.


According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management flooding is one of Florida's most frequent hazards. It is a coast to coast threat that can occur at any time of the year. Here in Pompano Beach the entire City can be potentially considered flood prone. There are several types of flooding that occur, and there are many factors that affect the type and severity of a flood.


There are some things you can do before flooding. Here are some suggestions from the Florida Division of Emergency Management :


Know if floodwaters might affect your home and property.


Know your elevation above flood stage.


Develop a flood emergency action plan.


Evacuate immediately, if advised to do so. Bring important documents with you.


Move to a safe area before access is cut off.
Keep abreast of road conditions through the news media.

Trained To Help You


If you have flooding or any water damage mold is a serious concern. Don't hesitate to call the trained experts, SERVPRO of Pompano is ready to help when there is water damage and the possibility of mold.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.


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.


If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

Mold In Pompano Beach


Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.


SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 has the training, experience and the right equipment to help you with mold after water damage from Lighthouse Point to Coconut Creek.

Specialized Training And Knowledge Is Critical When Choosing A Cleanup Company

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow crime scene tape is shown SERVPRO of Pompano Beach technicians are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly.

Biohazard Cleanup In Pompano Beach

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach offers biohazard cleanup which includes crime scene cleanup, hoarding remediation, animal and human waste and unattended death cleanup. All these things are the unpleasant aspects that affect all of us. We are trained to handle cleanups of various sizes.

Biohazard Response

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach technicians are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.


Types of Biohazards

Unattended Death

This is the unfortunate circumstance when a loved one passes away, and they are discovered after the fact. When dealing with the sensitive issues such as an unattended death, it’s important to handle the situation with the compassion and courtesy that is due to the families of the deceased. We here at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach understand and are here to lend a hand in the healing process. We want to help you and your family move forward in the best way possible. We work within all OSHA guidelines for the cleaning and disposing of all biohazardous waste.

Hoarding in Pompano Beach

Hoarding is also a potential biohazard depending on how extensive the hoarding is. There is reasonable hoarding for the preparation for the unexpected, such as hurricane and other emergency preparedness or purchasing gifts throughout the year in anticipation of a holiday with family and friends. But hoarding can become impractical when there is too much preparation involved or when it extends to keeping other things like garbage or spoiled food in the home for prolonged periods of time. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can help with hoarding cleanup as well.

Other Types of Biohazards

Biohazards also include things like an overflowing toilet in a bottom floor condo. We can assist your local plumber with cleaning up after he has repaired the plumbing issue. There is also animal waste, other bodily wastes such as vomit or urine, chemical spills and crime scene clean up.

We at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach are equipped to make it “Like it never even happened.” If you have questions about biohazard cleanup or other damage to your home or business call us today (954) 970-4942.

Professional Technicians Have Advice For Your Home After A Fire

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

Broken glass and a boarded up window are shown on the second floor of a home after a fire In Pompano Beach, if you have fire damage call us today SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Fire Damage In Pompano 


After a fire SERVPRO of Pompano Beach technicians may recommend a board up. Boarding up can be helpful if it will take time before the structure can be cleaned and rebuilt. An emergency board up involves affixing plywood to cover breaches in a structure. Broken windows or damaged walls are of primary concern, and wood may be used alongside tarps to protect a damaged roof. Here are several ways that boarding up can limit damage.

Keep Out Moisture and Debris


Boards can keep out external contaminants that could heighten the risk of secondary damage. Covering a breach can keep out the following sources of contamination or debris:

Animals


Rain


Tree branches and leaves

A homeowner should arrange for boarding up to take place as soon as possible. Timely mitigation can prevent damage from becoming more extensive or severe prior to cleanup and restoration.

Prove Mitigation Efforts to Insurers

Insurance companies require policyholders to do everything they can to limit damage, such as a board up and other mitigation measures. It is important to document the damage in photos or videos before taking any steps to limit or lessen the damage.

Limit Trespassing and Unauthorized Access

Trespassing is a major risk at a damaged structure. Foot traffic grinds soot into flooring and other building materials. Trespassers may also strip valuable components, such as metals, from a structure. Boarding up can help to limit losses.

An emergency board up will be most effective if it takes place as quickly as possible after flames have been extinguished. While a residence may be filled with contaminated water from fire suppression efforts, additional water and debris may otherwise enter and cause conditions to further degrade.

When a homeowner needs to board up a damaged home they can rely on a one-stop shop for fire damage mitigation and restoration services, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.