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Cleaning and Restoring Pompano Beach Homes After Water Damage

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

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The Necessary Components of Water Damage Recovery

Water emergencies encompass the greatest callout for our professionals throughout the year. From storm damage that results in flooding for our coastal community to threats originating inside the house like burst pipes, appliance damage, or leaks, SERVPRO has helped with adverse conditions of all types.

Pompano Beach water damage can occur in many ways and affect multiple rooms in the house. Regardless of the severity, a fast response for drying and cleanup is always vital. As leading restoration professionals, we can help with:

  • Extraction – Water removal services rapidly manage standing water and trapped moisture in building materials.
  • Demolition – Structural damage can often be aided by our SERVPRO team's experience with controlled demolition. Removing compromised structures protects other stable materials.
  • Content Cleaning – Protecting what matters most to our customers is one of the priorities of effective restoration. Between relocation, on-site cleaning, and the pack-out procedure, we have several ways to help.

Water Removal Services

Removing removal tactics can most heavily focus on mitigation after water damage. Standing surface water poses a significant risk to porous flooring and building materials, making extraction one of the earliest actions taken by experienced restoration professionals. We have pumps and vacuums to help with this effort.

What Tools Are Needed for Drying?

Drying is essential to every water damage restoration project our professionals undertake. Removing surface water and trapped moisture can be vital in preventing avoidable harm to these structural elements and contents. Several tools will be necessary to achieve successful moisture management in a residence.

  • Air MoversThese high-velocity blower units are the foundation of efficient drying for homes and businesses. These provide continual evaporation on wet surfaces.
  • Drying Mats – Specialty drying equipment is also often required to manage moisture in the house fully. Elements like drying mats can help with semi-porous materials such as wood plank flooring.
  • Heaters – These tools help to manipulate the environment's temperature, allowing chemical processes to complete faster. Warmer conditions improve drying times.
  • Dehumidifiers – These devices manage the environment's moisture by trapping grains through condensation or absorption.

Is Surface Cleaning Necessary?

After water exposure, many surfaces and building materials can contend with discoloration or mineral residues. The resulting appearance of these structural elements must be cleaned to restore the original aesthetic of the room affected. Surface cleaning is one of the critical elements

of returning a home to preloss condition. We utilize multiple cleaning agents, detergents, and robust equipment for cleaning materials like carpeting.

How Can Mold Be Prevented?

Among the focuses of water damage cleanup and restoration is managing possible mold development. Microbial growth can be one of the more challenging conditions restoration professionals face after a disaster, mainly when water absorbed into materials or structural cavities goes unnoticed for extended periods. We have potent antimicrobial products to use as inhibitors for sensitive surfaces but can also visually inspect the property and sample the environment for further confirmation.

When Do Homes Need Damage Repairs?

The presence of water can often lead to compromising situations with the exposed building materials. The longer these surfaces stay in contact with water, the more damage these conditions can cause. With the general contractor license, professionals are equipped and experienced to manage repairs and reconstruction needs for your home after destructive disasters.

When it comes to Pompano Beach water damage, there are many obstacles for even experienced restoration professionals to overcome. You can count on the fast response and knowledge of our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team to help when you need it. Call us at (954) 970-4942.

A Full-Service Contractor for Pompano Beach Fire Damage

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration from Start to Finish

As one of the larger cities of Broward County, more than 110,000 residents depend on the fast response of our restoration team after fire loss events. With many condos and apartments making up the region's accommodations, fire emergencies can be even more devastating as they spread to multiple units simultaneously. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

When contending with Pompano Beach fire damage, homes can be overwhelmed by multiple layers of loss effects. With the experience of SERVPRO restoration professionals and our leading equipment and cleaning products available, we can rapidly provide needed mitigation and recovery services suited to any disaster.

Mitigating Fire Damage Early

From the first notice of loss, our professionals work to quickly mobilize with our Green Fleet of service vehicles stocked with mitigative tools and products. It is crucial to overcome pressing concerns after a fire threatens the property and its occupants, including the air quality, standing water, structural weakness, and fire damage debris.

Getting Your Damage Claim Approved

Working with your insurance company to get the green light to start restoration can be more complicated than many homeowners realize. Property owners often mediate the conversation between both parties by acting as a middleman, and the process is slow and tedious. We are a preferred vendor for insurance work and have relationships with providers to deliver needed information directly:

  • Claims Inventory – We closely evaluate the condition of exposed contents and items in your home to determine their viability for restoration and cleaning. We catalog losses to ensure that they become part of the report for your insurance provider.
  • Restoration Plan – SERVPRO generates a tailored, custom fire damage restoration plan for your property, including cleaning, air filtration, and repairs. 
  • Estimation – We create a detailed assessment of the service costs to set clear terms with your insurance provider about the needed service and the price of this work. 

Eliminating the Threat of Soot Damage

Partial combustion of building materials and other organic matter can create a flurry of carcinogenic particles circulating in the environment. Much of these particles fall to the surfaces of contents and building materials, forming a residue that must be removed before permanent marring damage results on the underlying substrate. Between cleaning products and more aggressive measures, the choice of soot removal tactics varies based on the composition of the soil, including:

  • Dry Smoke
  • Wet Smoke
  • Grease Residues

Deodorizing and Neutralizing Malodors

Combustion can also leave behind another harmful effect on your home: malodors. Strong and formidable smells through the damaged areas of your home can be one of the more problematic fire damage loss effects to overcome. We utilize several products to reduce the severity of strong scents, followed by deodorization equipment to neutralize them entirely. We also have a selection of masking products for imaginary odors that might be an obstacle for homeowners.

The Likelihood of Needed Repairs

Because of the substantial structural damage that can result from a fire, having experienced professionals capable of build-back services and repairs saves customers time and money. We can transition rapidly from restoration to the reconstruction side of recovery, allowing you to return to your normal routine more quickly after emergencies. Our expertise is also valuable when controlled demolition is needed when professionals first arrive.

Pompano Beach fire damage can devastate homes and businesses, making a prompt response by restoration professionals a crucial offering to make it "Like it never even happened." Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach technicians are available 24/7 at (954) 970-4942.

SERVPRO Can Help Remove Pompano Beach Mold Damage

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

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Understanding the Threat of Mold Damage

Did you know that mold affects thousands of Florida homes every year? With mold's impact on your daily life, many do not leave its removal up to chance. Many homes and businesses in the city rely on our experienced remediation professionals to help when they suspect mold.

Is Mold a Threat?

Pompano Beach mold damage might be one of the more underrated threats to homes and businesses. With the damage it can do to your property, belongings, and comfortable living conditions, it directly opposes your everyday routines. Mold is likelier in some areas than others, including:

  • Attics
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Crawlspaces
  • Garages

Could Mold Be in Your Home?

If you believe mold might exist in your home, you should act quickly to counteract its destructive effects. Unfortunately, it is not always a glaring sign when microbial growth begins. Homeowners should learn to recognize more subtle signals of possible mold development, such as:

  • Odors – Odors can be a good indicator of mold development, especially when physical signs are absent. Musty smells are a byproduct of active colonies, so the stronger this malodor, the closer to the living organism.
  • Wet Surfaces – Persistent dampness is a potential red flag for mold development in your house. Microbial colonies can form in as little as 48 hours, so long-standing wet surfaces have likely already become a hospitable environment for mold. 
  • Spotting - When mold is visible in its earliest stages, it appears as irregular spots where moisture has been a concern. These spots can be an array of colors like green, black, yellow, and orange.

What Happens During Remediation?

Every property is unique regarding cleaning up after mold damage or working to restore the home to its preloss condition. While individual steps might be necessary based on the impact on a residence, nearly all mold remediation approaches are specific priorities. These can include:

  • Containing the Organism – The first step of microbial remediation is containment. With physical barriers and negative pressure, we can prevent colonization's continued spread and severity.
  • Removing Airborne Spores – Air filtration can be important to mold and microbial cleanup. Clearing active spores in areas of the house with HEPA filtration and negative air machines prevent the situation from worsening. 
  • Removing Active Mold – Remediation involves several steps and stages, but most notably, specific actions get taken to eliminate active organisms using materials as hosts. Surface cleaning can work, but professionals must often utilize aggressive or abrasive tactics to finish the job.
  • Neutralizing Harsh Odors – Strong, musty smells are a typical byproduct of mold development, so SERVPRO AMRT technicians must overcome this formidable malodor with neutralizing compounds, deodorization equipment, and surface cleaning strategies. 
  • Returning Contents – With the damage removed and the odors neutralized, contents and personal belongings from the house can be returned. Our move-back process involves a final assessment of damage before SERVPRO professionals place items where they belong in the house "Like it never even happened."

Repairing Post-Mold Structural Damage

Because mold organisms use hosting materials as a food source for the colony, the structural integrity of these elements begins to deteriorate the longer microbial growth is present. It is often necessary to rebuild or repair portions of a property after a mold damage event, especially when controlled demolition is needed to overcome the infestation. Our SERVPRO professionals have a general contractor license to help in this regard, allowing an easy transition from mold removal and cleanup to reconstruction and build-back services.

Pompano Beach mold damage is more common than many property owners might think. These situations are a continual concern for a coastal community's condos, homes, and businesses. Let our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach remediation team help by calling (954) 970-4942.

Coconut Creek Water Mitigation and Damage Repair

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Effective Water Damage Restoration with SERVPRO in Coconut Creek

You never want to brush off any water damage in your Coconut Creek home, even if it seemed to be a small spill. Even something as slight as an inch or so of standing water could translate to thousands in damage. Rather than taking a significant chance with DIY water cleanup, it is wise to enlist the help of trained technicians for water mitigation, contents cleaning, drying, and reconstruction. SERVPRO stands by the motto that we make it “Like it never even happened.” Contacting us day or night to mobilize a crew means you will have help at your door to begin assessment and water removal services within hours of your call.

When faced with water damage in Coconut Creek, you need skilled water restoration technicians (WRT). SERVPRO’s team performs detailed water incident inspections to select the right equipment and process to help us achieve our drying goals.

Moisture eradication and rapid water cleanup

Whether leaking pipes or a tub overflowing, water gets everywhere. Many people attempting DIY cleanup think the space is dry, but moisture often lurks in plaster, wood, and other materials. SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians use moisture detection sensors and meters to locate all problem areas to thwart mold growth and eliminate the chance of secondary damage.

We prevent further damage by implementing water mitigation efforts such as:

  • Removal and safe disposal of all saturated and unsalvageable furnishings, building materials, and contents.
  • Repairing or replacing damaged drywall, flooring, and structural elements using controlled demolition.
  • Drying and deep cleaning of all materials and contents we can salvage.
  • Extra measures to ensure the structure is sound for safety purposes.

For all reconstructions and controlled demolition, we enlist the help of trusted area contractors and vendors. All areas impacted by water get restored to pre-event condition to eliminate any reminders of the water emergency.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is here whenever you require prompt water damage assessment and services. Request help online or call our customer care team at (954) 970-4942.

Hire Expert Fire Damage Help in Pompano Beach

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration 24/7 in Pompano Beach with SERVPRO

Many Pompano Beach homeowners will become overwhelmed with stress and worry when faced with fire damage. Whether you have a significant fire that took over several rooms or a small fire in the kitchen, you need your property to return to normal fast. SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated franchise in the area ready to help residents and business owners 24 hours a day. Not only are we here to handle the burdens associated with house fire cleanup, but our crew is readily available to address all concerns regarding our process. We make it “Like it never even happened” so you can return to living your daily life again.

How does SERVPRO make your life easier once you experience fire damage in Pompano Beach? We take care of all aspects of the restoration, including things like:

Expert mitigation and reconstruction efforts

We have a skilled crew of IICRC-certified technicians to handle everything from start to finish. Our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) will assess soot residues, charred materials, pungent smoke odors, and standing water with our proven methods and industrial-grade equipment. Look to us for:

  • Removal of charred building materials and debris, including safe disposal
  • Reconstruction and controlled demolition with help from local contractors
  • Odor control to eliminate all malodors rather than masking them

How does SERVPRO handle soot residues and smoke odors

Smoke remediation can be tricky, so we never recommended it as a DIY project. Failure to remove all soot and smoke residue opens the door to corrosion and further penetration of foul odors. Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) look at materials burned, and the kinds of soils/residues present to select the correct products/processes.

  • We use detergents to loosen soils by way of emulsification.
  • We have solvents to break down residues to lessen the chance of corroding materials.
  • We implement abrasive blasting with walnut shells, sodium bicarbonate, and other materials to break soil bonds from materials.

Call us at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 516-7611 to schedule a team to assist with fire damage restoration.

Water Damage Help for Pompano Beach Businesses

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Pompano Beach Commercial Water Damage Restoration with SERVPRO

Just as a homeowner never expects water-related emergencies, business owners around the Pompano Beach area must also prepare for flooding, burst pipes, ceiling leaks, and more. Whenever you have water damage that slowly develops or comes on suddenly within your commercial building, you must have a team you can trust to handle the cleanup. With our availability and scalability at SERVPRO, we seamlessly adapt to any commercial water cleanup needs. We are well-versed in restoring small offices, restaurants, retail spaces, high-rise apartment complexes, and more. Whatever your restoration needs, you can trust us to be there quickly – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why hire SERVPRO for commercial water damage in Pompano Beach? We have the processes and skilled IICRC-certified technicians you need on the job. Some of the factors that set us apart from the competition include:

  • Around-the-clock assistance with 24/7 customer care
  • Rapid response and adaptability for situational awareness
  • Our Green Fleet of vehicles is stocked and ready, allowing us to get to work at your business in four hours or less
  • We are your trusted partner to handle any water damage, including hidden leak repair and sewage cleanup
  • SERVPRO strictly adheres to OSHA standards and guidelines
  • Our technicians use industrial-grade equipment and tools for water removal services, drying, and moisture detection

Avoid the downsides to DIY water restoration

Failing to address a water emergency as fast as possible means the potential for hazards, mold growth, and costly secondary damage. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) adapt accordingly and work fast to handle:

  • Water damage mitigation
  • Total restoration/reconstruction
  • Vital records and document recovery
  • Emergency backup power, as needed
  • Desiccant/refrigerant humidity control and drying
  • EPA-registered antimicrobial application

Once you discover commercial water damage, count on SERVPRO of Pompano Beach to make it “Like it never happened.” Call us at (954) 970-4942, and we can mobilize a crew to your door as soon as possible.

Extreme temperature changes can lead to the possibility of severe weather. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is a click away if you experience any damage.

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

The Range of Severe Weather Across the U.S. | SERVPRO® of Pompano Beach

In terms of total land area, the United States ranks second only behind Russia and Canada as one of the world’s largest countries (though China is also larger if outlying U.S. territories are excluded).

Because of the size of the United States, weather patterns differ greatly from one region to the next. Each region has its unique harsh seasonal weather, which encompasses a wide range of weather risks.

As spring approaches and warm and cold air masses collide around the nation, including here in Florida, we’ll look at what each of the country’s main regions may anticipate.

Heavy rains in the spring produce significant floods and water damage across the Pacific Northwest. It may also be challenging in higher elevation places due to melting and runoff from spring snowfall.

The Upper Midwest and Northeast experience the country’s longest and coldest winters. From Maine to the Dakotas, the region usually experiences frigid weather into late spring and sometimes early summer.

People and their homes may be at risk during this time of year in the Southwest and southern West Coast due to extreme heat waves. Tsunamis may be triggered by tectonic activity in the South Pacific, including Hawaii.

When conditions are dry and windy, wildfires become a worry in the central United States. Tornado Alley, which is prone to powerful spring storms, is also located in this region.

Tornadoes and heavy thunderstorms are prevalent in the inland parts of the Southeast as spring approaches. Along the coast in the Southeast, early-season storms and hurricanes are also a possibility including here in Florida, as you’re surely well aware of. Starting in the spring and all through summer, thunderstorms are frequent. Florida records the highest number of thunderstorms in the United States. The most dangerous weather risks here are hurricanes and severe coastal storms.

Even if your risk of severe weather differs from a friend or family member in another state, being prepared is essential. Everyone in the United States is vulnerable to a wide range of severe weather events.

If extreme weather leaves you with damage from water, fire or other elements, help is a click away. Contact SERVPRO for fast, expert recovery.

Get Your Emergency Preparedness Plan Started

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

Managing a company requires complete commitment. As a consequence, running a business is often not just a full-time job, it’s also an overtime job. You manage personnel, payroll and keep up to date with an ever-changing world, all while contending in the marketplace, innovating and maintaining a professional image on social media. It’s a lot, and walking this fragile tightrope is difficult.

That is why it very often takes only one disaster to permanently crumble a business. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses fail to reopen after a catastrophic event, and a quarter of those that do reopen fail to stay open for over a year afterward. 

In light of recent pandemic closures and an unpredictable future, it is more critical than ever for companies to have a sound emergency plan in place. But some 75% of small businesses lack a disaster recovery plan, which must change.

SERVPRO takes pleasure in aiding companies in our community in building an Emergency Ready Plan. We’ll assist you by doing an assessment of your area and business’ unique requirements and concerns.

We’ll cover everything from flash flooding emergencies to data recovery, so that if your organization ever faces a crisis, all you have to do is say the word and the plan will go into action immediately to minimize downtime and disruption. You and your staff will have a firm grasp on the chain of command, what to accomplish and when, as well as other suppliers and locations.

Don’t let poor planning cause your company journey to be much more difficult than it already is. With an Emergency Ready Plan in place, our SERVPRO technicians are prepared to get you back on track. It might be the difference between your firm recovering its footing after a disruption or closing for good.

When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.

A Look at Water Damage by the Numbers | SERVPRO® of Pompano Beach

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO of Pompano Beach.

As a homeowner, you strive to keep your home looking nice and functioning properly. You have worked hard to have nice things, and you certainly don’t want anything jeopardizing that.

The reality is, sometimes no matter how hard you try, accidents or disasters happen, and at some point, your home is likely to succumb. While this isn’t always a fun fact, you have to be realistic and stay aware so that you can react if necessary.

While some accidents or disasters can’t be prevented, you can do your best to ensure that your home is well-equipped and maintained against water damage.

Wondering why that’s such a big deal? Get the facts:

  1. It is hard to believe, but this is the percentage of all home insurance claimsrelated to water damage. That means that one out of every four claims involves water damage, from either accidents or disasters.
  2. No, we aren’t referring to the TV show 48 Hours! It only takes 48 hours for water damage to become an even bigger, and more expensive, headache. Water damage can turn into mold damage within the 48-hour time span.
  3. This number is scary, as it’s the percentage of home basements that have water damage. No matter how hard you may try, water damage is bound to happen at some point. So, in order to prevent this one, you should regularly do a look-over to see if you can spot water damage before it becomes too significant.

10,234. We’re talking money here! That’s the average amount of an insurance claim for water damage. It only takes a small amount of water to cause a big disaster. It can cause sudden damage to floors, foundations and walls.

14,000. Seriously, this number is a big number on its own, but this is also the number of Americans who have water damage each day. It’s hard to believe, but every six seconds, water damage happened to someone’s home.

13,000,000,000. No, our keyboard didn’t get stuck on the zero! That’s actually the annual cost of water damage and removal for residents of the United States—$13 billion.

While the numbers can be overwhelming, the reality is that most water damage is preventable. Be proactive by keeping your home well-maintained. Replace or repair pipes, hoses, and water heaters as needed, and have leaks fixed as soon as you become aware of them.

If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO to see how we can quickly and fully restore water damage to your home or business.

Disasters Don’t Sleep, but Neither Do We

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Water disasters, weather events and fires don’t really care what time it is. When you’re fast asleep with strict instructions not to be awakened, they don’t mind a bit barging in and causing chaos. Middle of the night? Fine. Holiday weekend? Feliz Desastre and Sorpresa de Ano Nuevo.

You get the point. Disasters don’t have set hours, and they don’t wait for convenient times before striking your home or business.

Fortunately for you, on the other side of this screen there’s an expert waiting to talk to you when something hits. And all it takes is one press of the big red button for a host of SERVPRO agents to activate and converge upon your emergency.

And when it comes to disaster mitigation, speed definitely matters. Here’s why.

After a fire. The flames get all the press, and they’re definitely a major source of destruction. But the lesser-touted foes of fire damage set in afterward: Soot, the leftover black stuff after a fire, is the result of incomplete combustion during the fire, and if fills every available crevice and covers surfaces completely. And within only a few short hours, soot and smoke damage become permanent, meaning your recovery job goes from a cleanup to a replacement of the affected areas.

After water damage. When water comes rushing into your home or business, you’ve got a very limited time—48 hours, in fact—before mold growth begins, after which your home may become compromised. The quicker your building can be cleared and dried, the better.

On top of these examples, weather events and massive storms can create headaches without warning and leave you with situations that need immediate resolution.

Everything from a hole in the roof to a flood caused by a relentless storm can make life difficult on a moment’s notice. When these surprises arise, don’t panic, and certainly don’t wait. We’re up, and we’re waiting on you to click or call.

Trust SERVPRO when moments matter most.

When you need help after a home or business disaster, fast service is a priority, and there’s nobody faster or more prepared than SERVPRO. Call us anytime to take advantage of our 24-hour emergency service.