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Effective Content Cleaning After Flood Damage in Coral Springs

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

looking up at tops of palm trees in heavy rain We understand the importance of preserving your personal belongings and keepsakes after flood damage.

Flooding can Leave Contents and Belongings in Coral Springs Homes Exposed to Possible Contaminants

When flooding threatens your home, you need fast and deliberate action to help. Our SERVPRO team understands this urgency and mobilizes quickly with extraction tools and skilled personnel to evaluate the conditions of impacted items in the house that require on-site and off-site cleaning and restoration.

Water Removal and Muck-Out Cleaning

One of the first actions our professionals can take about flood damage in Coral Springs properties is to manage standing water. Protecting and preserving impacted contents and items is challenging without first removing pooling water from the household and eliminating the mud, debris, and solids carried in with natural disasters. Some of the tools necessary for this extraction include:

  • Trash pumps
  • Truck-mount extractor
  • Wet vacuum

Cataloging Content Condition 

We must inspect individual items to determine their salvageability and their current conditions. Understanding the needs of personal belongings, furniture, and fabrics determines how restorable these items are without additional relocation and more extensive attention and recovery efforts.

Pack-Out and Inventory Solutions

Choosing SERVPRO for restoration and recovery adds another layer of possible cleanup and repairs for the flood damaged contents in your home. When on-site cleaning is impossible, we can implement our pack-out process to relocate these items to our nearby facility. Under the care of our experienced cleaning technicians, we can provide focused cleaning, deodorization, and safe storage.

We understand the importance of preserving your personal belongings and keepsakes after flood damage. As devastating as these situations can be, we have a rapid response specifically designed to protect your home and its contents. Give our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team a call today at (954) 973-4130.

What Makes Wet Vacuums Ideal for Extraction in Coral Springs Homes?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used on water damaged carpet in living room Removing standing water can be a challenge. SERVPRO is equipped for all of your water damage restoration needs.

Wet Vacuums are Some of the Most Heavily Used Extraction Tools for Water-Damaged Coral Springs Properties

Standing water presents immediate risks for a damaged home and its contents. While we have several extraction units available, few have the versatility and mobility of wet vacuums. There are several reasons it is among the most-used extractors.

Portability with Power

Water removal in Coral Springs homes is easier with a wet vacuum. One of the primary advantages of using one of these units is the portability and lighter weight for movement. Built-in flexibility makes these vacuums ideal for high-rise buildings, crawl space extraction, and other complicated or challenging extraction points.

Attachments and Versatility

We also use wet vacuums with other attachments and extensions to improve their functions and specific capabilities. Some of these include:

  • Carpet Wands – Carpets can absorb water quickly, so a high-powered attachment to pull out moisture trapped in fibers and padding is much-needed. 
  • Squeegee Wands – With hard surfaces that are less likely to absorb standing water immediately, squeegee wands bring water into the center of the rod for extraction and leave little behind on the surface. 
  • Weighted Extractors – Similar to carpet wands, weighted extractors work best on carpeted floors with padding. These units use weight to compress layers of the flooring and displace water to the surface for extraction.

High Functionality with Solids 

Another advantage of choosing wet vacuums to remove floodwater and standing water is handling some solids and debris in the pooling. Multiple extraction units in our inventory cannot move the waste in standing water during discharge, but wet vacuums make this collection and draining more manageable.

Removing standing water or floodwater in any capacity can be a considerable challenge. Even with the sophisticated tools at our disposal, our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team must act fast to secure homes and businesses. When disasters strike, trust our fast-responding restoration team to help. Call today at (954) 973-4130.

After Flood Damage in Parkland: What is Secondary Damage?

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico area Hurricanes can cause great damage to your home. Contact SERVPRO should your property be affected by storm damage. Our team is standing by to help.

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Professional Storm Damage Cleanup to Parkland Properties

The Parkland area is no stranger to storm damage. Occasional hurricanes, flash floods, and intense thunderstorms are part of the trade-off for living in the Sunshine state with mostly beautiful weather year-round.

After flood damage in a Parkland property, secondary water damage can occur, particularly if there are any delays in the water cleanup efforts. Some of the subsequent effects of floodwater in a home can include: 

  • Electrical equipment ruined by over-exposure to moist conditions
  • Growth and spread of mold colonies
  • mold growth
  • Deteriorated building materials
  • Foul odors 

How to Combat Secondary Damage 

One of the best ways to limit the amount of secondary damage within a home is to act quickly to remove items that can get harmed by prolonged exposure to moisture. Another crucial action is to bring in professional restoration services to remove the water and dry the property. It is not uncommon for many building materials to require removal from the home after continuous contact with water.

SERVPRO technicians will go through the items within the worksite and determine which has restoration potential through professional cleaning methods. Most non-porous items can undergo immersion cleaning methods for reuse. Floodwater can hold a large number of fabric staining issues such as sewage, mud, and sludge. Washable fabrics and textiles such as bedding and rugs can get cleaned back to a pre-damage condition using specialized equipment like the Esporta Washing System.

Proactive treatments for mold include drying the structure thoroughly and using professional antifungal and antimicrobial cleaning agents on surfaces.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 serves the local Parkland community for any kind of flood damage cleanup and restoration services needed. 

What are the Five Principles of Mold Remediation in Coral Springs Properties?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room by a window Regardless of the color of the mold, team SERVPRO can help with remediation. Call our technicians day or night for effective services.

SERVPRO Has the Training and Equipment to Handle All Types of Mold Damage in Coral Springs Homes

Mold damage can occur in any Coral Springs structure when the conditions are favorable. Once established, the infestation will continue to grow and spread until it gets mitigated. 

SERVPRO technicians handling mold remediation in Coral Springs properties treat each mitigation unique and apply five principles to the job at hand. This practice ensures that each job gets the best outcome possible for a mold infestation. The five actionable tasks observed are:

  • Making safety and health for all a priority
  • Documentation of the damage
  • Controlling containment to inhibit the spread of spores
  • Stopping cross-contamination
  • Addressing the moisture issue within the structure

Containment is a large part of the mold mitigation process. The simple act of opening a door can cause a reaction known as aerosolization, which is the blowing of mold spores. The technicians may choose to use negative air chambers to capture and port airborne mold spores off-site. Another option is to put up plastic barriers over doorways and vents to keep the mold within a single work area.

The HVAC system is a common ground zero for mold growth in homes with mold damage. Mold can grow in the drain pans, filters, and piping. The spores can travel throughout the house through the ductwork, and the technicians may need to clean the ducts as part of the remediation process. The constant moisture levels of the HVAC are just one area where mold can find a hospitable environment. Other favorite foods for mold colonies include paper, drywall, some insulation types, certain types of paint, and caulk. 

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 has a team of trained and certified technicians ready to handle any size mold remediation needed in Coral Springs residential properties.

What are Common Mistakes Causing the Need for Fire Restoration in Coral Springs Homes?

10/30/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering everything Facing a recent fire? Take control of the situation by contacting SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services. Our technicians are ready to help.

SERVPRO Techs Can Clean and Restore Homes With Any Size or Type of Fire Damage

When fire damage occurs within a Coral Springs home, sometimes the residents react incorrectly and cause even greater damage to the property and contents.

SERVPRO deals with all types of fire restoration in Coral Springs properties. In some cases, the damages increased due to actions taken by the homeowner. Here are tips for handling common home fire situations.

Incorrect Judging of Fire Scale

The first reaction in a home fire situation is to grab the extinguisher and go to work. However, not all fires can be put out with a consumer-sized extinguisher. This can lead to greater damage due to a delay in calling the first responders when the home efforts run dry, and the fire still blazes. Frequently seen damages to properties from home fires include:

  • Soot-covered walls and home contents needing restorative cleaning
  • Ruined structural elements from water and flames
  • Charred possessions requiring removal

Using Incorrect Methods for Extinguishing 

It takes a large amount of water to extinguish a fire fueled by solids or paper thoroughly. Smoldering embers can reignite and must be saturated. Water should never be used on electrical or grease fires as it can compound the situation into an inferno. Turn off the power to the home in the event of an electrical fire.

Develop an Evacuation Plan

This tip can save your life. Have a meeting with your family and determine different ways to get out of the house in case of a fire. Fire ladders that attach to windows and unroll can be placed in each bedroom and practice how they work and how to use them safely. Lastly, establish a meeting place outside the home for the family to go and then run timed drills and see how quickly everyone can gather. Most of all, practice once a month and try to beat the former month's time. 

In the aftermath of a house fire, SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 offers support and professional fire restoration services to Coral Springs residents with their technicians available 24/7.

How Can Saturated Carpets Get Restored in Coral Springs Condos?

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

a person pulling up water soaked carpets Contact our SERVPRO team right away if your carpet is left soaked after an incident. Our technicians will arrive to help you.

From extraction to carpet cleaning, restoring flooring is vital after water damage in Coral Springs residences.

Regardless of the nature of the water damage incident your condo experiences, our SERVPRO professionals need to act fast when high-rise condos become threatened by standing water and moisture migration. We have effective mitigation solutions like water removal and content relocation to help.

Extraction Solutions After Water Damage

Water damage restoration for Coral Springs residences like the condos must start where the damage is at its worst, often in the porous and fibrous elements like fabrics and carpeted flooring. Carpets and their padding quickly absorb standing water and requires a variety of extraction tools to remove it, including:

  • Carpet wands
  • Wet vacuums
  • Weighted extractors
  • Drying mats

Can Carpet Get Preserved If It Is Saturated?

Just because a carpet is wet does not mean that it cannot be dried and preserved. Much of the threat in these situations exists when delamination of the carpet layers begins. When this visible degradation starts, it is often more cost-effective and faster to pull up this damaged flooring and replace it with new carpets.

Can SERVPRO Complete Demolition and Reinstallation?

While it is not our objective to remove and replace the carpets in your condo, this is sometimes inevitable when saturation and water exposure have persisted for a long period. With a general contractor license (#CBC1261730), we have the experienced and capable IICRC-certified professionals to pull up damaged carpet and padding for reinstallation.

Protecting and restoring the flooring in your residence or condo is not always straightforward once saturation occurs. Our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team must work quickly to determine the best mitigation solutions and drying strategies to protect underlying elements like subflooring as much as possible. We can help 24/7 at (954) 973-4130.

How Can Floodwater Get Removed from Parkland Crawlspaces?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

a crawlspace with wooden beams at the sides and insulation at the top The crawlspace under your home needs to be kept dry to prevent any secondary damage from forming. Contact our team for flood damage services.

Eliminating standing water protects your Parkland home from greater harm after a flood.

Post-flooding damage in the crawlspace of your home might not seem like a pressing concern, but it can have direct and devastating effects on the structural integrity of your house. Our immediate mitigation and restoration solutions can help.

Extraction Options for Confined Spaces

It is vital to get water removal services started in Parkland, even in a confined space, as soon as possible. While smaller work areas limit the available equipment, our team can still access the crawlspace and remove standing water with:

  • Wet vacuums
  • Light wands
  • Truck-mount extractors
  • Gas-powered trash pumps

Drying The Structure After Flood and Storm Damage

Even with the extraction completed, protecting the property is not complete until the lingering moisture has been resolved in some capacity. Moist environments can promote mold development, which becomes a health hazard for those exposed. Low-profile air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers with an outside unit can help return relative humidity to acceptable levels.

Can Crawlspace Encapsulation Help?

The crawlspace might be an area that is frequently at risk for flood damage and similar loss effects, making it worthwhile to consider permanent solutions to prevent recurrences. With a contractor license (CBC1261730), our professionals can offer a service to encapsulate the crawlspace with thick poly-sheeting and install water diversion and drain equipment to prevent pooling around protected elements.

With harsh weather expected in the region, Coral Springs and Parkland homes can experience floodwater and moisture in the crawlspace of their residence. Considering the damaging effects these conditions can have, our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team needs to work fast to remove standing water and protect the exposed structural elements. Give us a call today at (954) 973-4130.

Less Invasive Mold Remediation Strategies for Coral Springs Offices

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vans in front of a cream stucco building If mold damage affects your business, SERVPRO is Here to Help.

We begin with less intrusive mold removal options for busy Coral Springs office buildings. 

Because many businesses never recover from widespread damages like mold damage events, it is critical for professionals like our SERVPRO team to help with effective remediation and mold removal. We understand the burden on production and running the business, so we provide the least distracting and invasive cleaning options.

Mold Inspections Can Help Catalog Damages 

One of the first steps to managing mold damage in Coral Springs office buildings is an inspection. Our production manager can walk through the structure with management to determine your priorities, the best remediation solutions, and the affected areas.

Surface Treatment Options 

We strive to provide the least aggressive cleaning and remediation tactics available for your office building to limit our presence and disruption to your daily operations. Antimicrobial and sporicidal products can often provide wet cleaning strategies that eliminate mold spores on contact and make the surface uninhabitable to future colonies.

Aggressive Remediation Tactics That Might Be Necessary

While we will expect to utilize the least invasive and intruding approaches, considerable mold damage can often go beyond simple cleaning solutions like antimicrobial cleaning products. Instead, we have to remove the entire hyphae of an organism deeply seated in organic material, which can require:

  • Dry Ice Blasting
  • Sanding
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Controlled Demolition

Mold damage can be one of the most threatening situations for area businesses, making it critical for our team to provide efficient and effective remediation strategies as soon as possible. We understand the importance of keeping your business going, so we choose the least invasive removal solutions whenever we can. Give our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team a call today at (954) 973-4130.

SERVPRO Saves Coral Springs Homes from Flood Damage After a Storm

9/18/2021 (Permalink)

Rain pouring on a man in the kitchen in from hole in roof When a storm strikes home, SERVPRO is the team to call for the help you need.

What Makes SERVPRO One of the Most Reliable Names in Coral Springs for Flood Damage Restoration? 

Restoring flood damage to your Coral Springs home requires trained professionals with the technical expertise, experience, and tools to get the job done quickly. The longer the contaminated floodwater sits on your property, the more extensive damage it can cause. SERVPRO's team of IICRC certified water damage restoration experts aim at removing not only the standing water but also the residual moisture from your flooded home.  

SERVPRO techs modulate several environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity during flood damage restoration to your Coral Springs home. Our technicians use their psychrometry and drying science knowledge to create conditions that afford quick drying of the structure and its contents.   

Drying Principles that SERVPRO Techs Use During Water Cleanup of Your Flooded Coral Springs Home

SERVPRO techs use techniques mentioned in the IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration during flood mitigation of your Coral Springs home. The restorers perform several activities to speed up the drying process, including-

  • Managing the psychrometric properties of the environment
  • Effect moisture movement through different materials 
  • To promote surface evaporation from the materials 

SERVPRO technicians can perform these activities as they understand the porosity of the involved material, how moisture moves through those materials and how to enhance the drying of these materials. 

The goal is to encourage the moisture to migrate to the material's surface from which it can evaporate under the given conditions. Controlling the airflow and humidity above the materials using air movers and dehumidifying equipment can achieve this goal. SERVPRO techs continually monitor the moisture level of the contents and that of the air to maintain a constant evaporation rate.  

Call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 to talk to our flood restoration experts. 

Fire Restoration in Coral Springs Happens Fast with SERVPRO at The Helm

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Fire damage restoration is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and immediate service.

What Makes SERVPRO One of the Most Trusted Fire Restoration Service in Coral Springs?  

Fire and smoke damage can not only cause aesthetic issues to your home but can create structural integrity problems as well. Promptly hiring SERVPRO professionals for fire restoration of your Coral Springs home can limit any long-term damage to your property. SERVPRO technicians use their scientific understanding of the behavior of smoke and fire to develop mitigation strategies that are both efficient and effective. 

SERVPRO techs encounter different types of smoke and soot residues during the fire restoration of Coral Springs homes. These residues differ in their chemical composition and directly affect the storability of the involved material. For instance, a fire that burns fast often leaves a dry residue that is easier to manage than a slower burning fire that leaves a sticky residue. Consequently, SERVPRO technicians need to use different methods to remove such residues successfully.  

Why are Some Residues Left After smoke damage to Your Coral Springs Home Difficult to Clean Than Others? 

The restorability of your Coral Springs home after fire and smoke damage depends on several factors such as the type of the residue, the temperature of the fire, the kind of material involved in the fire, to name a few. 

A burning material creates an aerosol of solid particles and gasses suspended in the air that eventually settle on colder surfaces. The kind of solid particles formed depends on the chemical composition of the material being burned. For instance, burning synthetic material can create sticky, difficult-to-remove residues. Furthermore, the higher temperature of the smoke allows soot particles to impinge on surfaces, driving them deeper and making them difficult to clean. 

Call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130; we are available 24/7 to help you.