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What Tools Are Used to Dry Water-Damaged Structures?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Our SERVPRO Professionals Use Efficient Drying Tools to Maximize Drying Goals in Coral Springs Homes.

The restoration of water damaged structures can often fall to the capable hands of our SERVPRO technicians. With cutting-edge tools and equipment and extensive experience in water restoration, we can offer efficient and focused attention to your Coral Springs home after a disaster occurs. From the removal of standing water on the floors to structural woes that could exist after prolonged exposure, we have a team of professionals to help.

Understanding the extent of water damage to Coral Springs homes is the start of recovery and restoration. Our experts can work directly with our customers to determine the extent of the damage and any pre-existing conditions. This evaluation can help in streamlining the drying approach by having our restorers focus on the materials and contents impacted directly by the water loss. Streamlining recovery saves customers time and money and can reduce the production of microbial threats.

What are Air Movers?

Understanding the drying process begins with an introduction to one of its most productive tools, the air mover. High-velocity fans like these can harness airflow to maximize drying efficiency along with the appropriate temperature and humidity.

Centrifugal Air Movers

We have hundreds of air movers in our inventory of recovery tools, and centrifugal units serve a specific purpose. These machines produce a powerful blast of concentrated air that can get directed at specific points in a damaged material or possession, allowing focused evaporative power on a specific point. These are turbine type devices for generating the prescribed circulation patterns.

• Low-Profile Air Movers

These same machines have a low-profile model that can help our professionals to reach challenging areas that might otherwise be impossible to dry. These units can also be the ideal choice when carpet floating is a beneficial drying approach for your flooring. Some have several different snouts that can be attached for specific force and patterns of air movement.

Axial Air Movers

These air movers are intended for broader use in open environments. They expel a substantial volume of air, allowing the increase of airflow throughout the entire affected area at once. Evaporation can increase even more when axial units get daisy-chained together by plugging one unit into the next to focus several machines on the same damaged area simultaneously. Often these can be placed at exit points to create a negative airflow as moist, interior air is channeled to the outside.

What Role Do Dehumidifiers Play in Drying?

Dehumidifiers have a straightforward role in the drying of damaged homes, especially with the effectiveness of air movers in the drying space. The evaporation of moisture in materials throughout a region of your house gets added to the humidity in the environment of the house. Dehumidifiers can condense this water vapor to reduce excessive relative humidity levels that can encourage the presence and spread of microbial threats along with secondary water damage to contents.

When Do Specialty Drying Tools Get Used?

There are many instances where air movers can still be effective and efficient in drying the house, but other specialty equipment might get the job done faster. Our SERVPRO team focuses on the quickest and most thorough drying practices, and that might include the use of several drying or extraction tools such as:

• Floor Mat Systems
Hard flooring systems like tile and wood planks can be challenging to dry and recover if water has absorbed into the material or gotten underneath it somehow. Drying mats can be vital for removing moisture from the floor and its subflooring materials without overly rapid removal that might damage wood plank floors.

• Positive Pressure Systems
Wall systems and structural cavities can be susceptible to migrating moisture like anywhere else in your home. Instead of immediately removing large portions of the drywall and other affected materials, it is possible to promote evaporation in these cavities with positive pressure systems. We can drill small holes behind the baseboard and feed air tubes into the wall at multiple points to force heated air into the space and dry it out. We can also drill small holes at the ceiling level to amplify air circulation within the wall cavities.

• Weighted Extractors
Weighted extractors are an ideal tool for use on carpeted floors as it forces moisture to the surface from both the carpet fibers and the padding simultaneously. An onboard vacuum removes this water before more direct drying practices can begin.

How Do I Clean After a Water Loss Incident?

• Residue and Soil Removal
Our professionals must often wipe down surfaces and clean up contents exposed to standing water and migrating loss effects after a disaster. We have a line of robust cleaning agents and chemicals that can restore the look and feel of materials and contents of your house.

• Carpet Cleaning
Excessive water loss emergencies can leave carpets worse for wear than ever before, but our premier cleaning practices can help. Through pre-conditioning treatments and hot water extraction cleaning, you can have the vitality of your carpet back.

• Deodorization
While odors are not always a hurdle after water losses, their presence can be unmistakable and challenging to live with when they do exist. We have numerous tools and products to help neutralize harsh odors, including thermal foggers and ozone machines. The key to odor control post-extraction is the establishment of preloss moisture content levels. Hidden water can and will produce malodors.

We can help your house feel like home again after a water loss. Give our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team a call today at (954) 973-4130.

Can My Coral Spring Hotel Stay Open During Fire Damage Restoration?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

fire causing damage SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is ready for any size fire damage mitigation, remediation, and restoration.

Collaborate with SERVPRO’s Commercial Recovery Crews to Keep Your Coral Spring Guests Safe While Restoration Proceeds

During the difficult times after a hotel fire, customers want to support you but must turn to your competition if your doors close temporarily. You need a partner during these challenges, a restoration company that conforms to the industry’s best practices while using creative strategies to permit businesses to reach out to consumers with goods and services.

How Does Smoke and Soot Spread in a Hotel?
Fire damage to Coral Springs hotels and event centers is not stagnant. HVAC systems operating during the blaze pull in the particles, vapors, and gases and spread them throughout the property. Heat from the fire creates air currents accelerating the drift of residues into hallways, common areas, and rooms far from the where the sire began.

What Are Ways Professionals Stop the Spread of Fire Residues?
Expect our SERVPRO project manager to discuss methods to contain the spread. We understand that you have reservations to honor and events to stage. Supporting your ability to meet your obligations to guests is essential to the viability of our community. We make recommendations designed to keep key spaces on your property open for business:

    •    Shutdown or rerouting of HVAC systems
    •    Prevents the venting of smoke and soot into unaffected spaces
    •    Containment of  restoration areas

Use of 1.6 mil polyethylene to build and negative pressure air scrubbers to seal the perimeter around where our crews clean and deodorize permits other areas of your property to operate as usual.

Pack-out of damaged contents
Moving out furnishings and fixtures such as carpeting to staging areas at our production facility or unused spaces on your commercial site allows our technicians to work more quickly and removes a significant source of soot and odors.

Who Can Help Me Rebuild?
Our commercial contractor license allows transition from cleaning and deodorizing to repairs and rehabbing without missing a beat. Wrap-around services streamline your journey to full recovery after fire damage.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is ready for any size fire damage mitigation, remediation, and restoration. Call us at (954) 973-4130 any time of the day or night to begin your recovery.

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Why We Are The Best Choice For Coral Springs Virus Clean-Up

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Alt Image Tag: hand with a pink glove wiping a computer monitor with a pink rag Remind employees to wipe down their computers. Rely on SERVPRO to clean your lobby and bathrooms.

Should You Handle Virus Clean-Up in Your Coral Springs Business? 

Businesses can perform DYI cleaning when they follow the governments and the CDC instructions. One of many important factors is to use the approved disinfectants and apply them thoroughly. A frequent challenge is … how do you know if your efforts worked? Is your business really clean? Really safe? Be sure the dwell times are followed because this virus has an unusually long life.

Why Does Using a Professional Cleaning Company Make Sense?

If you own a business, especially an operating food service business that is still preparing food, you would do well by using a professional cleaning and disinfection service like ours, especially to support any of your in-house cleaning efforts. Using professionals demonstrates to employees and customers that the business cares about everyone’s well-being. It’s a strong public-relations statement. Plus professionals ensure the dwell times are followed according to the CDC guidelines.

What can a professional cleaning and disinfecting company like SERVPRO do? 

When you call a professional cleaning company such as SERVPRO West Coral Springs / West Parkland, you will receive:

  • Highly trained specialists in biohazard and environment remediation
  • Technicians using commercial-grade equipment and applicators
  • Use hospital-grade disinfectants and cleaning products (not consumer grade)
  • The correct applications for each situation, each surface
  • Work-team that can meet deadlines
  • Flexible hours of service
  • Cost-effective cleaning plans
  • Consultation and advice

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland aids essential services with disinfection that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Feel free to call for assistance 954-973-4130, we’re here to help.

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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How Do I Restore My Coral Springs Home After Flood and Wind Damage?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Mitigation and Restoration Services for Flood- and Wind-Damaged Coral Springs Properties

Flooding and wind damage are among the two most common causes of damages to residential structures. Not only can flooding and winds damage your structure, but floodwaters can affect the safety of your home.

Did you know that SERVPRO can assist you with your Coral Springs home insurance claim after flood and wind damage? Services include:

    •    Comprehensive pack-out procedures. SERVPRO techs can perform a pack-out to move your belongings to our specialized cleaning facilities to minimize flood damage and maximize restoration opportunities.
    •    Sophisticated inventory software. Restoration pros use inventory software to document, photograph, and record belongings. Not only does this keep track of your possessions, but it can also aid your Proof of Loss filing.
    •    Effective off-site cleanup. SERVPRO warehouses are packed with restoration tools and EPA-registered biocides. Whether you need documents frozen and dried or furniture requires extra care during cleanup, technicians strive to minimize your replacement costs.

Call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 for service that makes your home look, “Like it never even happened.”

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After A Flood In Coral Springs Call, Our Experts For Help!

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is the Best Option When Your Coral Springs Home Suffers from Flood Damage

The last thing you want to deal with is flood damage as a homeowner, but there are times when a disaster strikes when you least expect it. If you try to tackle the cleanup process on your own, the chances are high that mistakes bring on expensive damages moving forward. Even months after the flooding is cleaned up, moisture left behind can damage your structure, and potentially hazardous mold and mildew grow exponentially.

If you suffer flood damage in Coral Springs, calling the experts for water removal and restoration helps you to know everything is taken care of. Our skilled technicians at SERVPRO evaluate your unique situation and construct a plan for water cleanup and total drying of your structure. We have educated technicians and managers trained with all the best practices for getting the water out and making it “Like it never even happened.”

Flooding Exposure
Floodwaters expose your home to a variety of contaminants from organic waste to silt and chemicals. A good reason to call our team at SERVPRO is that we are well-versed in all of the local regulations regarding the handling and disposal of hazardous fluids and materials. After all of the water exits your home, we have cleaning agents and disinfects that are EPA-registered that we use to make sure that your interior is safe and clean for you and your family.

Moisture Detection
Water gets into all sorts of cracks and crevices throughout the home, and moisture often remains undetected by the naked eye. SERVPRO is the right team for the job because we come in with moisture metering and thermal imaging technology to locate spots where hidden water lurks. Skipping this crucial step puts your home at risk of the building materials deteriorating as the secondary water damage takes hold.

Why choose SERVPRO for flood damage restoration? Because all of our technicians are thoroughly trained for floodwater removal. We have Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained team members who can plan and execute Applied Structural Drying (ASD) procedures to ensure your home is dried adequately and that all measures are taken to make it safe for you and your family.

Do you need flood damage assistance? Call us whenever you need help at SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland. You can reach a member of our team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (954) 973-4130.

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Coral Springs Home--From Fire Loss to Build Back--Count on SERVPRO

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration in Coral Springs

At this time of year, with its Western border being the Everglades, Coral Springs residents pay much closer attention to the dry weather with the increased risk of fire. Then, there are the year-round risks from faulty wiring, dirty dryer vent conduits, among others.

With a possible outside source, though, remediating Coral Springs fire damage means dealing with issues from the roof down to the kitchen linoleum. In this situation, SERVPRO restoration technicians engage in demolition, disposal, and cleaning of the structure, and engage in construction to either repair or replace damage to each home. Our Commercial Contractor License #: CBC1261730 indicates a wide range of build back capabilities.

In a previous incident, wind-borne sparks landed on a local residence. It set the roof on fire, which penetrated the attic and then down into the living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms. Technicians pulled burned drywall panels, ceiling tiles, plus wall and overhead framing. They also removed and disposed of carpets, linoleum, furniture, and appliances.

In the attic, the SERVPRO team pulled down the roof supports on the western side of the house and the roof over them. They disposed of it all, including the insulation contaminated with burned material and smoke residues.   

Technicians then used a variety of cleaning agents to remove the smoke residues and other particles left by the fire. For areas of the home not physically affected, they used a mild cleaner to loosen them from surfaces and to remove them using sponges or cleaning cloths. For parts of the home closer to the physical destruction, they used stronger cleaners, which contained a deodorizing agent as well to eliminate the pungent odors accompanying the residues.

Team members then restored the home and rebuilt it where possible. They laid in new pads and carpeting in the bedrooms and living room. In the kitchen, they laid new linoleum and installed new appliances. For the roof, the damage was extensive enough that the owner’s insurance company required a licensed contractor.

After a fire, the goal of SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is to return each home to its original condition before the disaster. If your home is here, Eagle Trace, Heron Bay, or North Springs, and requires our services, contact us immediately at (954) 973-4130. Our office is here for you.

Restorers Conducting Water Cleanup In Parkland Know That Carpets Can Be Constructed By Tufting

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning We work to improve the quality of your carpeting after a water event.

You Should Always Have a Plan For the Possibility of Water Damage in your Parkland Home 

If liquid H2O ever builds up inside your Parkland residence, your carpets can become one of the first of your building materials to become negatively affected. Since your carpeting consists of porous fibers, it can absorb a large amount of moisture over a short period, and calling in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO can quickly become a necessity. Restoring and cleaning carpets can prove to be both an art and a science.

Since our SERVPRO technicians receive training surrounding all aspects of conducting water cleanup in Parkland, we have what it takes to restore and clean negatively affected carpets. As a part of our practice, we all study how to best restore the different types of the carpet's construction. Having knowledge of the way manufacturers create flooring materials helps us figure out the best way to save and restore each type of carpet that exists inside your dwelling. For example, all carpets are made with some sort of fibers put together by a backing that is more often than not comprised of organic substances such as paper.

The most common type of carpet used these days are tufted, which means that tufting machines produce them. Tufted carpeting is popular because production with these building materials happens at a more rapid pace than other types. The creation of tufted carpets takes place at a rate that is ten to twenty times faster than trying to weave the fibers to produce the flooring material. Since producing tufted carpeting is so much quicker than other manufacturing methods, this type of flooring is substantially cheaper than different kinds of carpet.

The construction of a tufted carpet can be accurately compared to the composition of your average sandwich. This type of flooring consists of a face yarn layer, primary backing, a latex adhesive, and at times a secondary backing. The quality of each substance that makes up the carpet plays a role in the overall cleanability and ability to restore your flooring materials.

Restoring carpets can often require advanced skills and industry knowledge. When help from the professionals is inevitable, call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 24/7.

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Water Removal Processes In Coral Springs

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Minimizing Secondary Damages When Completing Water Removal Processes in Coral Springs

When there is a water spill in your property, there is a need to carry out removal fast to make the property habitable again. Sometimes damages occur during the removal process depending on how it is done. A professional restorer such as SERVPRO can help prevent unnecessary secondary damages during water removal.

Safe movement of items
Content movement during the water removal process in Coral Springs might be necessary, depending on how much water is involved. Some contents are heavy, and others are bulky or even fragile, so moving them can lead to damages. Our SERVPRO technicians take precautions to avoid damaging your valuables. We also have helpful devices such as hand trucks, which ease the movement of heavy or bulky items.

Preventing moisture transfer
Although the spilled water causes most of the damage, the moisture that evaporates into the air can transfer the damage to other sections of the property. Such damage occurs when condensation transforms the moisture back to liquid water. Alternatively, materials with hygroscopic properties can absorb moisture from the air leading to damages. Our SERVPRO technicians take actions that help prevent such outcomes. Immediately after arriving at the loss site, we set up a dehumidifier to help keep humidity at optimal levels preventing condensation or moisture absorption by hygroscopic materials such as drywall or other gypsum-based products.

Useful accessories
Fast water removal is possible with the right equipment. Most of the equipment, such as pumps and extractors, are highly sophisticated. However, they also require simple accessories for optimal performance. Our crews bring different accessories to the loss site to ensure the main equipment performs well. We have different types and lengths of hoses to guarantee we can reach the pools of water or targeted disposal point while maintaining the right lift capacity. We also have carpet and squeegee wands to ensure we do not damage surfaces when wet vacuuming to extract water.

Damages can happen when trying to save property after a water spill. Call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 to manage the restoration of an incident at your property, making it, “Like it never even happened.”

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Restoring Your Coral Springs Business After A Fire

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

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Restoring Your Coral Springs Business Fast with Commercial Fire Damage Help

Whatever the interior of your business in Coral Springs contains, you need to leap into action to begin addressing fire damage so that smoke and soot residue is not left to fester. Instead of trying to take on the cleaning and restoration on your own, calling trained experts to help you to get the results that you need fast. SERVPRO is well-versed in the proper methods for fire damage restoration, and we make sure that your commercial space is returned to the preloss condition sooner.

When you are faced with commercial fire damage in Coral Springs, it can be devastating for both your building as well as your business inventory. The products on your shelves become sticky with malodorous soot that is tough to clean without proper training or powerful cleaning products. Instead of taking a significant hit by losing salable items, SERVPRO gets to work to help save as much inventory as possible.

Immersion Cleaning
SERVPRO has trained IICRC (The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) technicians and managers who know how to clean all materials that can withstand full saturation. We use immersion cleaning to dip items ridden with soot into basins of hot water and our specialized concentrated cleaners. Brushes and towels are used to break up any residue, and everything is then thoroughly rinsed and dried until restored to like-new condition.

Ultrasonic Cleaning
When necessary, SERVPRO utilizes ultrasonic tanks filled with specialized cleaning solutions. Millions of bubbles generated from high-frequency sound help to remove contaminants left behind on items. Our ultrasonic technicians are highly-skilled, and certification is mandatory to ensure processes are followed to the letter to deal with soiling on this level. SERVPRO technicians monitor the level of electrical power, the frequency of the sound waves, the percentage of cleaning agents used in the solution as well as the temperature of the water. All of this is done to ensure stellar results.

Do you want to learn more about how SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland addresses commercial fire damage? Give us a call today at (954) 973-4130, and we will send out a team to make it just “Like it never even happened.”

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Avoid Delays When Dealing with Coral Springs Flooding

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

aerial picture of a flooded area When flooding devastates the area, be the first one to seek water removal and remediation services from SERVPRO. We handle both large and small scale.

Protecting Contents of Flooded Coral Springs Homes

Flooding situations can immediately threaten entire levels of Coral Springs homes. Intruding water can carry all manner of debris, bacteria, and other contaminants into the residence, threatening both the structural elements and exposed contents in the home. Protecting your belongings is a priority of our responding SERVPRO restoration technicians, and we have many levels of care that we can provide in this time of need.

Even pre-mitigation, one of the emergency services that our team can provide against threatening flood damage in Coral Springs homes is immediate content management. While more complex solutions like pack-out procedures take coordination and multiple technicians working toward this recovery, short-term solutions can often have a similar ability to prevent irreparable harm to your belongings.

Working with Our Customers 

No one knows your home as you do, and we rely on your input and information when beginning all emergency services and mitigation tasks. We want to make sure that we are meeting your expectations, and part of that commitment is protecting the belongings and treasures that you hold most dear when possible after a flood loss.

Relocation 

Before the full measure of our restoration technicians arrive with the restoration equipment and products that your residence needs, we can start with preliminary content management. Moving items out of the path of migrating floodwater can protect it from devastating deterioration and irreparable damages. From moving your possessions up a floor in your residence to an unaffected garage, finding a safe storage area on-site is vital.

Pack-Out Services

The top tiers of our content management services involve carefully packing and removing your belongings, furniture, and other possessions from the scene. We can transport these items to our nearby SERVPRO facility for focused cleaning, drying, decontamination, deodorization, and safe storage. We can restage these possessions in their specific rooms and positions to make the move-back process efficient when restoration completes inside the house.

Flooding can be a traumatic situation for homeowners and can destroy many of the belongings that make your house a home. You can count on our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team to make flood losses “Like it never even happened,” by calling (954) 973-4130.

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We Have The State Of The Art Equipment Necessary To Restore Your Coral Springs Home After A Fire

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

A wall in a bathroom covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire Our fire damage specialists are certified and are highly experienced and armed with the latest equipment available in the restoration process.

Preventive Measures to Avoid Fire Damage from Candles in Coral Springs

Candles are a beautiful addition to any room. However, it is still an open flame and has the potential to cause fire damage. In fact, candles are responsible for around 8,200 residential fires each year, and most were preventable.

The following are a collection of tips for avoiding fire damage in Coral Springs homes from candle use. Also, what to do in case of fire loss.

Three Basic Rules for Candle Use

In a report published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 80-percent of fires caused by candles were preventable if candle users followed these simple rules:
A burning candle should never be unattended
Be aware of flammable objects near burning candles
Ensure children and pets cannot reach burning candles

Safe Candle Tips

Before lighting a candle, always trim the wick to one-fourth of an inch. The reason for this is because too long wicks can be the source of flaring or uneven burning.

Using a candle holder constructed of heat-resistant materials and designed specifically for use with candles is another must-have. The placement of candles in a room is essential. A candle exposed to drafts, vents, or fans can have rapid burning, sooting, or excessive dripping. Most candles should burn four hours or less and wait at least two hours before relighting.

Common Causes of Candle Fires

When SERVPRO techs clean up and restore properties with fire damage loss caused by candles, some of the most typical reasons are leaving a candle burning unattended, or allowing a candle to burn down below half an inch of max in the holder, as this can cause the container to break and become a fire hazard.

If Fire Loss Occurs from a Candle

Once the fire department extinguishes the fire, bring in SERVPRO techs to restore the affected area of the home. Smoke damage and soot requires various methods and cleaning agents to release the grip of the residues on surfaces.

Post Fire Repairs

With their general contractor license #CBC1261730, SERVPRO can offer homeowners the full restoration of their properties after a fire loss. Including not only building materials but finishing touches such as painting walls or staining floors to return the home to its pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is available 24-hours at (954) 973-4130. Their technicians can clean up and restore any size fire damage and make it "Like it never even happened."

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Our Experts Can Save Your Water And Mold Damaged Home In Coral Springs

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Combat the primary and secondary effects of a water incident in your home.

Tackling Microbial Growth during Water Damage Restoration of your Coral Springs Home

Careful containment of a water issue can play a vital role in mitigating losses. By working methodically, you cannot only achieve a thorough restoration but keep replacement materials to a minimum. As a homeowner, containment may be as simple as closing or blocking doorways as well as moving light furniture or electronics away from the affected area. If you do decide to move items out of the affected area, laying down a protective covering to temporarily place items can reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

To efficiently tackle water damage in your Coral Springs home, you may want to focus first on preventing water migration. Water migration can lengthen the restoration task requiring complex equipping and invasive procedures to gain access to cavities or other areas. SERVPRO technicians can use light wand extractors to carefully dry the outer regions of a room and halt water migration. At the same time, the remaining moisture is dealt with using air movers or dehumidification.

Water incidents can exponentially increase the harm to your home over time because of microbes. Microbes are living organisms that can reproduce in wet conditions and cause permanent damage to the porous materials in your home environment. The most common microbial infestation is mold. However, bacteria and viruses can also be present in water. With temperature, water, and food supply, these microbial organisms can quickly grow out of control producing unpleasant odors or soiling on your contents.

Acting quickly to remove moisture is an effective preventative measure against microbial growth, but there are also deterrents and cleaning agents capable of destroying these contaminants. The restoration trucks SERVPRO use contain a full-range of chemical compounds to combat microbial growth. Disinfectants are useful in destroying microbial organisms. Anti-microbial compounds may also be necessary as a deterrent against future mold growth, which SERVPRO can apply to carpets and upholstery using pressure sprays or misters.

Combat the primary and secondary effects of a water incident in your home. Contact SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130.

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Water Damage In Your Coral Springs Home

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged home Water loss incidents can cause significant damage to homes.

SERVPRO Has the Expertise to Handle Water Damage In Your Coral Springs Home

Pipes can leak because of poor plumbing and lead to water damage in Coral Springs homes. Extreme temperatures can also cause pipe bursts. Leaving the water to dry naturally may create a favorable environment for mold growth, musty odors, rotting of carpeting, and weakening of wood, which can lead to costly repairs. If you have experienced such an problem, you need restoration services from an experienced company like SERVPRO.

Our highly trained technicians can handle the water damage in your Coral Springs residence by providing fast and professional water removal and drying services. We perform water damage restoration better since we have access to the right restoration equipment, highly trained technicians, and the skill to handle water damage of any size or scope. When you enlist our restoration services, you do not have to worry about:

    •    Unpleasant odors.
    •    Mold can cause health effects.
    •    Structural damage.

SERVPRO technicians can use advanced procedures and equipment to mitigate the water loss. We can inspect the affected area to determine the right restoration procedures to use. Our team can use devices like penetrating and non-penetration moisture meters, infrared cameras, and thermal hygrometers to track moisture within your home.

To remove the moisture, our technicians can use different drying equipment depending on the size of the affected area. If the affected area is large, we can use axial air movers to dry your home. This equipment moves large volumes of air and can, therefore, cover large areas of affected materials. Our technicians can also dehumidify your property and deodorize it. This way, you and your family can continue living in a healthy and odor-free environment.

We also have skilled contractors who can rebuild any ruined areas of your property. Our reconstruction team can work to resolve structural and aesthetic issues. Some of the tasks we can complete include repairing hardwood floors, removing and replacing drywall, repairing tile flooring, and painting. Hiring one restoration company to remove the water and rebuild the affects structures is convenient and cost-effective.

SERVPRO offers competitive prices on water damage restoration tasks, and we guarantee all our services fully. Our personnel is devoted to providing quality support and knows how to work with insurance companies. Our staff can assist you with the insurance claims you may need to file. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal.

Water loss incidents can cause significant damage to homes. Call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 for professional restoration services immediately after you notice such an incident.

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Equipment for Drying Out Your Coral Springs Coffee Shop

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

A coffee and donut shop counter with employees behind the counter. Water damage to your business can be a lot to deal with in general. Let us help ease your mind, and get you back in business.

Your Coral Springs Coffee Shop will want to have SERVPRO there for the restoration.

You rely on the loyalty of your patrons to keep your Coral Springs coffee shop going. From the early morning hours through the late evening, you can expect a steady flow of traffic in the shop, many of which take a seat and appreciate the internet you provide to get some work done away from their stuffy offices. Meeting these demands of your customers can help to set you apart from the competition, and that includes the way that you handle disasters inside of the building. 

Water damage to your Coral Springs coffee shop can quickly compromise the entire structure when left inadequately addressed. When fixtures in the coffee prep areas break or begin leaking, all of the particle board structural elements can become susceptible to damages. With a porous cabinet and shelving material like particle board covered in a veneer, you have a limited time before water and moisture penetrate the surface and begin changing the composition of the material. 

As water restoration professionals with extensive training and education through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), our SERVPRO team can utilize advanced equipment and technologies to begin drying out your coffee shop as soon as we arrive. We can use light wands and squeegee wands attached to wet vacuums to remove excess water from the surface of flooring to help maximize the efficiency and success of positioned air movers and dehumidification tools. 

If areas like the cabinetry and tables in this preparation area become too severely affected by moisture exposure to get dried and restored, we have a team of reconstruction specialists to help. Our licensed (#CBC1261730) general contractors can remove the damaged cabinetry, counters, and shelving when necessary, but we work to restore the damage first to reduce any limitations on your business. 

We can work quickly after hours to get you back in business. With our efficient drying and extraction solutions, we can gain control of water loss incidents quickly to make these disasters “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team a call today at (954) 973-4130. 

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We Have The Training And Equipment To Handle Your Coral Springs Flood Damage

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Our air movers and dehumidifiers working to dry the floor in this home Our technicians use air movers along with dehumidifiers to target areas with higher moisture levels after flood damage hits a home.

Removing Floodwater to Begin Controlled Demolition in Coral Springs

Natural flooding can pose several threats to your Coral Springs home, and its direct effect on the composition of exposed materials is one of its highest. There are many instances where widespread flooding equates to a need for controlled demolition and reconstruction. To reach the point where controlled demolition can occur, our SERVPRO team must gain control of the situation through extraction and preliminary drying efforts.

Natural flooding scenarios present the possibility of contamination, as all manner of foreign substances, bacteria, and chemicals could exist with the flood damage in Coral Springs homes. Addressing these concerns is often a matter of preventative approaches, working to rebuild after exposure rather than clean and disinfect surfaces. Carpets, flooring, trim, drywall, and other porous materials are the most sensitive to the damage that contaminated water can do. Allowing these wet materials to stay in the house can amplify the production of microbial threats and present a hazardous situation that threatens the health of those exposed.

With standing water, especially situations where flash flooding or natural flooding has brought debris, mud, and sediment into your home, trash pumps are an ideal choice for extraction. These self-priming machines can manage both water and a moderate volume of debris and solids through a 4” or larger discharge hose. In most situations, we can attach this discharge directly to the sewer cleanout for the household to safely dispose of the contaminated water to a facility equipped to manage these flood damage threats.

With extraction and vacuuming complete, we can work on assessing the severity of saturated construction materials in the house. Establishing a dryline, especially in wall surfaces, can stop the wicking of moisture up the wall and remove potential catalysts for microbial and bacterial threats in the house our SERVPRO cleaning technicians must address. This work gets overseen and completed by our competent, licensed (#MRSR2994) mold remediation contractors.

Flooding is a challenging situation, especially when contamination could be a factor. Our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team has capable training and equipment to manage these biohazards and make flood losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (954) 973-4130.

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Coral Springs Home Smelly after a Fire? The SERVPRO Team Is Here to Help!

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Letter FIRE superimposed upon a Fire-Like Graphic background Fire Damage to Structures, Contents, and Odors Leaving Your Coral Springs Home in a Disarray? SERVPRO Provides Professional Services for Fire Losses

Dealing with the Challenges of Fire Damage Mitigation in Coral Springs Homes

Fire damage can leave you feeling overwhelmed as you try to deal with insurance while taking care of your family. Thankfully, the fire damage restoration experts at SERVPRO can help. We have the training and high-tech equipment to overcome the challenges that a fire loss presents.  Depending on what caused the fire, the nature of the materials burned, and the extent of combustion, different residues and contaminants can be released throughout your home and get absorbed into its porous contents.

The contaminant residues in your fire damaged Coral Springs home may include char, soot, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and ash. A quick response is the key to preventing additional damage to your property and restoring it to its original condition. There are challenges involved in restoring a fire-damaged home, but our technicians can deal with them effectively.

Smoke odors   

The smoke produced during the fire incident can get in your infrastructure, plumbing, and walls. Smoke turns into soot that can cause discoloration of affected surfaces. Smoke can leave unpleasant odors in your property. Our highly trained technicians can identify different smoke scents. We can use the right cleaning solutions to remove the smells. We can use water-based odor counteractants to remove the odors. Our team can add the odor counteract to cleaning solutions to control smoke odors. Water-based deodorizers work at various pH extremes and temperatures to neutralize a majority of malodors, replacing them with a pleasant scent.

Water damage

Firefighters may have pumped out a lot of water to put out the fire in your property. Although the water helped save your residence, it could have damaged different strictures and contents in your house. Mold grows quickly and has the potential to cause an unhealthy environment. Our team can remove any standing water using pumps or wet/dry vacuum cleaners. We can also use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home completely.   

Choosing the right cleaning products

Our intensive fire damage restoration training enables us to select the correct cleaning products such as water-based or non-water based cleaners (dry or petroleum-based) for different surfaces. For instance, when washing plaster walls, we avoid using water-based cleaners because they are not sufficient. Similarly, when cleaning chrome fittings, glazed surfaces, and porcelain finishes, we avoid using abrasive cleaners because they can cause these surfaces to become dull. To determine the right cleaning products and processes, we identify the residues produced during the fire and then restore the affected surfaces properly. Pre-testing surfaces and fibers are crucial to successfully remove soiling without damaging the material.

Encapsulation of scents

Some scorched surfaces of your home could be inaccessible. We know that odors can remain on such surfaces even after we have used other deodorization procedures. To deal with such odors, it is necessary to seal the surfaces. Our SERVPRO crew can seal them off using chemical sealers to encapsulate the odors.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland has expertise in fire damage mitigation and can handle your fire loss to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (954) 973-4130 for immediate help.

Our Experts Discuss Should You Restore Your Coral Springs Home After A Water Damage Incident?

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

water damage in home after leak Call us at (954) 973-4130 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Should I Really Restore my Own Home In Coral Springs After Water Damage?

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, it is up to you to keep up your home. To this end, you probably take great care in changing your A/C filter periodically, making sure your landscaping is not overgrown and repairing any broken appliances. However, even the most diligent of homeowners are vulnerable to a broken pipe in a bathroom or kitchen. Just a bit of bad luck is enough to allow water to cover your floors and soak into your cabinets, leaving you in need of a professional service capable of restoring the water damage. As much as you would like to attempt the repair yourself, by doing so, you could be exacerbating the need for future repairs, which is why it is best to call an experienced team.

If this story of water damage applies to your Coral Springs home, you are not alone. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to become your greatest ally in eliminating all trace of water from your bathroom or kitchen. Contact us and let our team get to work.  Until we arrive, you can assist the water removal process by soaking up as much water as you can with towels as well as promoting air circulation in the affected area. Once we are at your home, we can support your efforts with industry-grade air movers and extractors that help speed up the process.

The expertise of our SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) guides them to look into hard to reach places to evaluate the damage. For example, the back of a kitchen or bathroom cabinet may show excess moisture even when the rest of the area looks like it is already dry. To dry behind the cabinet, we may carefully remove the toe kick and drill small holes into it to allow the passage of air underneath the cabinet. The toe kick itself may receive treatment to prevent the growth of bacteria before being put back on and subsequently covered with the original molding. Most people outside the industry don't know enough about drying to attempt this restoration step, but at SERVPRO, it is part of our routine assessment.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is your resource regardless of the size of your water damage. Our main goal is to minimize the impact of the leak now and in the future, and our expertise allows us to succeed. Call us at (954) 973-4130 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Certified Experts Respond Quickly To Your Coral Springs Water Damage

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

A technician cleaning the carpet with a special wand attached to a carpet cleaning device We use a special wand attached to an advanced carpet cleaning device extracting soil and marks from the nap of this commercial-grade carpet.

Fast Extraction for Your Coral Springs New Construction Project

New construction projects for plaza businesses happen in phases, and once water services get connected to the new Coral Springs structure, it begins being susceptible to damages. Among the biggest conceivable threats to new construction projects are the individuals that want to sabotage construction progress or cause property damage by sneaking on to the job site after hours. Turning on faucets and valves can flood areas of the new building.  

As you might expect, one of the priorities after the discovery of this damage is to secure water removal for the Coral Springs job site as quickly as you can. The first 48 hours after a water loss incident are the most critical, as the right response and drying of the damage can reduce the likelihood of microbial threats, structural deterioration, or the need for controlled demolition and build back of the already newly installed materials.

Depending on the severity of the water damage, our SERVPRO team has multiple options for extraction. With several inches or even feet of standing clean water, the use of portable sump pumps, trash pumps, and even our truck-mount extractors can all help with continual and high-efficiency removals. Our fast extraction of the standing water can lead to our light wand usage for the final touches on water removal, and ultimately rapid drying efforts.

We have a licensed team of commercial contractors (#CBC1261730) that can help with the removal of overly saturated plywood, drywall, and wood framing. While you might already have a construction team on-site for build back and continued development of the property, our professionals can help as needed and also install temporary fencing in areas where it is lacking to discourage intruders from making their way onto the job site again in the future.

Because of how an incident like this can set back your deadlines, our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team can work around the clock to get you back on schedule. Give our team of professionals a call 24/7 at (954) 973-4130 to make water losses “Like it never even happened.”

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Recent Storms Caused Your Coral Springs Home to Flood. What's Next?

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment stacked outside of a home No matter the job size, we are equipped to handle all of your water restoration needs. Call us today!

Can Flood Water Removal Save Coral Springs Homes? 

Water damage from groundwater is one of the single most devastating disasters a home can have. It is filthy, sludgy, often smelly water, and even half an inch has the potential to leave the house destroyed.  

Flood water removal from Coral Springs homes takes place in different ways, depending on the amount of water. SERVPRO technicians have access to a diverse array of water extraction and drying equipment to ensure the home is clean, disinfected, and ready for any repairs or rebuilding.  

Fastest Extraction Methods

Safely removing groundwater is a priority. SERVPRO technicians test the floodwater to determine the nature of any contaminants and the presence of bacteria or sewage. Different kinds of contaminants require various cleaning applications for a successful outcome. Technicians use portable pumps on smaller-scale water loss cleanups, while for large-size house floods, truck-mounted trash pumps make short work of water, sludge, and debris removal.  

Avoiding Mold Growth

Airborne mold spores remain present both inside and outside of Florida homes. When they encounter the highly humid ambient conditions inside properties with flood damage, they have the potential to germinate and infest the premises quickly. The technicians have training and certification in mold remediation #MRSR2994 and know the early warning signs to stop mold colonies before they set up home in the property. 

Flood Damage Usually Looks Worse Before Getting Better

Because of the way sheetrock wicks moisture, it often requires cutting away using a method known as flood cuts. This action fully opens up wall cavities for complete drying, Due to the contaminated nature of black water; unfortunately, most porous items such as carpet and padding have no restoration potential and require disposal.  

Less Stress for Repairs and Rebuilding

SERVPRO has a general contractor license #CBC1261730 and offers homeowners both restoration and reconstruction services. Since the technicians carefully document each action during mitigation, they already know the areas that require rebuilding. Plus, homeowners do not have to spend time finding and verifying outside contractors to do any necessary repairs.  

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 stands ready to assist local properties with any flood water removal needs. The technicians show up quickly and leave the property, "Like it never even happened."

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Fire, Storm, Water,or Mold Remediation Services Needed in Coral Springs? SERVPRO is the Call to Make!

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Two men removing water from business floor We have the experienced team and equipment to handle any emergency restoration service. Call us today!

SERVPRO Can Handle all of Your Coral Springs Emergency Restoration Needs

We are becoming one of the premier restoration teams in all of South Florida because of our prompt response and expertise in a crisis. Our Coral Springs customers have seen the destruction that the storm systems reaching our coastline can do. The destruction from storms is when experience matters the most. We have many field technicians and upper management that have devoted years to helping our SERVPRO team grow and excel. Our success gets linked to our commitment to customer satisfaction and is the same belief that has our team following up with every client to ensure they are happy with the results.  

Fire Damage Restoration

Fires can be a destructive force for Coral Springs homes. With firefighting efforts and the spread of damaging effects throughout a property, many owners can find themselves ill-equipped to handle the disaster. Our SERVPRO professionals have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in both fire restoration and odor control. So our team has gotten sufficiently prepared for nearly any obstacle we could encounter in the recovery of your home.  

Because of the area of the country, many structure fires can leave wet smoke residues behind. These emergencies have a slower burning rate from a lower temperature, so the fire smolders and leaves substantial particulates caked to surfaces throughout the affected areas. We have premier cleaning products and utensils to ensure that we provide every Coral Springs home or business the same level of care and consideration to return structures to pre-fire conditions. 

We are part of a large loss recovery team, which has helped us to become a trusted name for residential and commercial customers alike. Fire damage to Coral Springs properties can sometimes require more resources and personnel than initially believed. We have boosted our inventory and partnered with other branches to ensure that homes and businesses get the immediate response they need exactly when it is needed. 

Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is not something that many homeowners can successfully handle on their own, and so they seek the restoration services of our SERVPRO team instead. We have an entire division of qualified personnel with IICRC certifications as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT.) This training and experience in the field have helped our team to provide fast and confident responses to Coral Springs homes that believe they might have mold growth. 

One of the areas where our professionals have set ourselves apart in the restoration and remediation niches is with servicing marine vehicles and yachts. With constant threats of water damage and lingering moisture on these vessels, we have developed sound strategies to remove mold colonies without damaging structural materials. Soda blasting can help to remove mold colonies in both Coral Springs homes and marine vehicles alike without damaging the hosting material.  

Because deodorization can often be a challenging task after mold damage in Coral Springs homes, we have full-service contractors that can oversee controlled demolition of damaged drywall and other materials that can amplify musty odors. Our licensed contractors (#MRSR2994) have years of experience and can help to remove compromised construction materials, debris, and work with our customers on their exact wishes for reconstruction afterward.  

Water Damage Restoration

Many of our longest-standing employees of our SERVPRO team belong to our water restoration division. With so many of our service calls being water recovery, we encourage a large portion of our technicians to obtain certifications through the IICRC in Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) We want to ensure that no matter what emergency threatens your Coral Springs home, we have the personnel ready to mobilize at the first sign of an incident.  

We strive to provide our customers with a comprehensive experience when it comes to the damage that water loss incidents can create. We know that structural concerns can often go hand in hand with substantial losses, so we have a team of contracting specialists ready to help with debris removal, controlled demolition, and full-scale build back for Coral Springs homes. These efforts follow other mitigation tasks to eliminate standing water and saturation.  

We invest in the premier extraction and drying equipment needed to make the most efficient restoration approach for water damage in Coral Springs residences. We have multiple extractors that we can choose from, including sump pumps and wet-vacs, as well as hundreds of high-velocity air movers to help reduce moisture quickly.  

Storm Damage Restoration

Storms are some of the most detrimental circumstances to affect Coral Springs communities and the other areas of South Florida that we service. With robust storm systems that slam the coast, we have to stay prepared for any destruction and flooding that could result. As a Large Loss Recovery unit, we have the resources and personnel to handle considerable destruction to our communities, and travel whenever needed throughout the state, other areas of the country, and even as far as the Caribbean to help those in need.  

As a storm relief specialist for the entire state, we have to have real-time solutions for damaged homes and businesses throughout Coral Springs and the surrounding areas. We have a team of licensed contractors able to help with emergency construction solutions like tarping and boarding, but those that can also work alongside recovery technicians to better approach damaging circumstances like widespread flooding.  

Floods are a typical result of substantial storm damage to Coral Springs homes, and part of the restoration services that our SERVPRO team offers focuses on addressing these concerns with fast extraction methods and rapid drying solutions. We have positive pressure systems to dry our structural cavities as well, such as our Injecti-Dry System. With our sophisticated equipment and expertise, we can make flood loss and storm damage “Like it never even happened.”  

We know that you have multiple choices in restoration services throughout South Florida. Still, our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team has the experience and the advanced equipment to help you 24/7. We prioritize our customers and help to give them expectations exceeding service with every job that we do and follow through to ensure that it is right. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can show you when you call (954) 973-4130.

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Is Fire Damage Cooking in Your West Coral Springs Kitchen?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire. Stove burning; fire spreading. When your home experiences a fire, call SERVPRO! We have the knowledge to restore your home quickly.

Extra Problems After Fire Damage in Coral Springs Kitchen 

Even a small size kitchen fire leaves several issues, including fire damage, water damage, foul odors, and there is the threat of mold growth. The cleanup needs to begin quickly, or soot has the potential to spread throughout the home.  

Eliminating the chances of cross-contamination is one of the first actions SERVPRO technicians take against fire damage in Coral Springs homes. The containment may be simple barriers with thick plastic sheeting or negative air chambers, depending on the amount of damage and potential for foot traffic to spread soot.  

Mold is a Threat After Fire Loss

SERVPRO technicians know that mold spores can germinate within 24 hours when ambient moisture levels are above 50% humidity, and temperatures average over 70F-degrees. They hold mold remediation certification #MRSR2994 and know the early warning signs of infestations. Proactive treatments involve complete water extraction and the rapid lowering of indoor air moisture levels through the use of air movers and dehumidifiers in tandem. Antimicrobial cleaning solutions work to inhibit mold as an issue.  

Controlled Demolition is Often Necessary

As long as charred building materials and contents remain in the home, the danger of spreading soot remains. The cutting away and removal of burned items works to lower odors.  

Readying the Property for Reconstruction

After the removal of the fire loss items from the house, the techs prep the home for reconstruction. Some painted walls have the potential for cleaning, however dependent on the heat of the fire, the possibility of deeply embedded soot in the paint remains. In those cases, the application of a sealant provides an odor-free surface that only requires repainting. 

Inspection of Ductwork

If the HVAC system ran any time after the fire, there is a likelihood of soot within the ductwork. After the cleanup of fire loss in the home, they inspect and clean the ductwork as needed. 

Fire damage needs fast action. Contact SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130; the technicians are available 24/7 to make the fire loss in your home, "Like it never even happened."

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Professional Water Removal Overview for Your Coral Springs Residence

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

Red couch with water on the floor under the couch. We know what it takes to get the job done for your Coral Springs water damage.

We know what it takes to get the job done for your Coral Springs water damage.

When your Coral Springs home faces exposure to significant water incursion, you need to arrange for the fast and thorough evacuation of the fluids. Water is a surprisingly corrosive substance, capable of causing substantial damage to both structural components and the contents of your dwelling in a matter of hours. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians bring the requisite knowledge, experience, and equipment to mitigate and remediate the water damage.  

Damage Assessment and Project Planning

A seasoned project manager evaluates the damage and develops a plan for rapid water removal in your Coral Springs dwelling. We visually inspect the affected area and also use specialized devices to help trace the migration of water from the initial loss site. Water can percolate through several layers of flooring and seep into cavities behind walls, below floors, and above ceilings. Instruments like thermal imaging cameras and moisture detectors help us locate trapped water and determine the spread of moisture absorbed into building materials and fixtures.

We Prepare to Avoid Work Delays

Once we assess the site, our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) can begin water removal immediately because we stock all needed equipment on our signature green vehicles. Submersible pumps carry water deeper than two inches away while wanded, truck-mounted extractors and squeegees suction fluids off surfaces and from floor coverings. SERVPRO knows the more liquid we extract, the more efficient structural drying strategies can be. 

Do Not Fear Controlled Demolition 

To gain access to hidden water and damp building, cavities SERVPRO uses techniques like weep holes and flood cuts. Careful punching of drainage holes releases water in ceilings or behind bubbling paint. We often choose to cut soaked drywall several inches above the water line to remove it for more thorough extraction and to permit warm, moving air to begin the structural drying process. After the water removal and drying, we arrange for repair, replacement, and rebuilding of structures partially removed or damaged.

Water Removal Includes the Drying Protocol

Excess moisture provides a perfect growing environment for mold, so SERVPRO must bring structural and ambient moisture levels to normal. Our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) crew positions commercial air movers and adjust temperatures to move water from building materials to the air as vapor. HIgh-efficiency dehumidifiers capture and condense or absorb the vapor for disposal.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland offers a highly-qualified team of water removal experts to members of our community. Call (954) 973-4130 for an assessment, water removal plan, and implementation 24/7.

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We Understand That Quick Action Is Crucial In Parkland When It Comes To Mold

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

rows of SERVPRO fans and dehumidifiers sitting in the lobby of an office We have state of the art equipment ready 24/7 to restore your home after mold has entered. Call us right away.

Mold Remediation After Water Loss in Parkland Homes

Lingering effects from a water loss incident can often lead to worsening conditions for Parkland properties. As much as many homeowners can discredit the hazard of mold growth in their home as a minor inconvenience, there are two specific reasons why you want to address this threat as quickly as possible. Our professionals have extensive training in mold remediation, becoming accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and in Applied Structural Drying (ASD.)

This training has helped our team to address both the causes and the effects of mold damage in Parkland homes, and our success in this area can get attributed to our commitment to a fast response and cutting-edge equipment. We want to exceed the expectations of our customers by providing them faster service than they expected with more than merely satisfactory results. We are not happy unless you are.

Mold growth can develop in as little as 48 hours under the appropriate conditions. Spores exist in nearly every environment we encounter, leaving no area of your home safe from this possibility. Lingering moisture from a water loss can provide the level of dampness necessary to facilitate colonization. Without immediate action, the organism spreads quickly to susceptible materials, degrading and eroding their composition as the colony grows.

Our SERVPRO team has efficient approaches to remove colonies from your home while protecting the installed structural elements when possible. Also, we have real-time solutions for the musty odors, air quality concerns, and other threats that colonization could present.

As much as our professionals have a restore before replacing mentality, this is not always possible. We often get to these mold damage situations long after they have started, and the only solution left is controlled demolition. We have a team of licensed contractors (MRSR2994) that can help to make this process efficient with drywall removal and flooring repairs. Once the mold colonies have gotten eliminated from the house, our team can help to make it “Like it never even happened.”

It is not uncommon for lingering water and flood loss effects to generate mold colonies, and you need professionals that can help. Our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland remediators have experience and training to make short work of microbial threats in your house. Give us a call anytime at (954) 973-4130.

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Professional Water Damage Cleanup is a Must for a Coral Springs Businesses

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold and water spots on the ceiling of a building. Our SERVPRO technicians know what to do for your Coral Springs water damage.

Your Coral Springs business needs our technicians for water damage.

Many Coral Springs businesses lean on their in-house cleaning staff to manage water losses. Since the personnel is already in place, it seems sensible to shift to them the burden of cleanup. This strategy often results in unintended consequences, including a failure to remove the water entirely and quickly enough to avoid secondary damage because of their limited training and experience in water mitigation and remediation. Mold growth and progressive damage to structural components and contents are potential outcomes.

Water Removal and Structural Drying Have Specific Protocols

When water damages your Coral Springs office building after a plumbing leak, experts with rigorous training in the science of its thorough removal and efficient drying must respond. Our crew members master a comprehensive course developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and have extensive on the job experience before arriving to help at your site. Our investment in state of the art water removal and structural drying equipment supports our team’s efforts to your benefit.

Advanced Tools and Techniques Monitor Water Migration

If the water in your office suite remained in a contained space cleanup would be more straightforward and limited to water your eyes see. Instead, water migrates, spreading even after the source is discovered and shut down. During SERVPRO’s initial assessment of the water damage, our technicians use infrared cameras to locate water that seeped into and is now trapped in building cavities. We employ sensitive moisture detectors and hygrometers to help us plot a map of the full extent of moisture saturation. 

Our Scalable Workforce Supports Speed

Commercial water damage remediation is a challenge because of the large spaces affected. SERVPRO has access to scalable resources to manage substantial water damage swiftly. If moisture lingers in your office space longer than 24 to 48 hours, mold grows, and building materials crumble, rust, and warp. We can deploy multiple crews and sufficient equipment to attend to your specific needs quickly and thoroughly.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is always preparing for significant commercial losses, unfazed by the square footage involved or severity of the damage. Call us at (954) 973-4130. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Technicians Discuss Problems To Expect After A Flood In Your Coral Springs Home

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

A room damaged by a flood, showing the water line and the sediment Flooding can cause a myriad of problems in your property.

Problems To Expect After Flood Damage In Your Coral Springs Property

Among the different types of losses that can affect your property, flooding is the hardest to control since, in most cases, such an incident results from a severe weather event affecting broad areas.  When flooding affects your Coral Springs property, it is good to be prepared to deal with a wide range of problems. Being prepared can help you cope with the loss and ensure you work smoothly with the professionals you hire.

Throwing Valuables Away
One problem you should expect after flood damage in your Coral Springs property is the need to dispose of items that you might believe to be in perfect physical condition. Cases involving groundwater are the worst because such water contains chemicals and biohazards among other contaminants. You have to throw away carpets, pad, upholstery items, and other contents exposed to the contaminants. Our SERVPRO technicians can help clean high valued rugs and collectibles.

Water in Concealed Areas
As the floodwater flows unhindered through your property, some of it might reach concealed areas.  Drying such areas is a challenge, and leaving the water untouched can lead to severe problems such as mold infestations. Common areas that can present this challenge include wall cavities, subfloors, and walls concealed by cabinets, among others. Removing such water might require demolition or use of specialized equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians can use Injectidry systems and drying mats to remove water from concealed areas. We handle any necessary demolition, whether it is making flood cuts or punching vent holes. We also rebuild and refinish the affected areas eliminating traces of the damage “Like it never even happened.”

Damaged Electronics and Electrical Systems
If the water rises to higher levels, it can reach electrical outlets. In other cases, such as when strong winds tear-off part of the roof, the water may flow into the house from an elevated point, thus affecting electrical systems and electronic items. Water damage in electronics might not be visible, so you should not operate any electronic item before they are checked by a professional.

Flooding can cause a myriad of problems in your property. Call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland to help you fix them. You can reach us any time at (954) 973-4130.

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Cleaning Soot from Coral Springs Kitchen Countertops

8/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help you get that soot out of your Coral Springs kitchen so you can get back to cooking.

Let us get that soot out of your Coral Springs kitchen.

Soot and smoke residues can be among the most challenging symptoms to overcome after a fire occurs in Coral Springs homes. Even with some experience in fire recovery and soot removal, many homeowners lack the advanced training and cutting-edge equipment available to our restoration specialists to protect your property and possessions better. Approaching the cleaning of surfaces like countertops can be especially risky without the right technique and equipment, which can often lead to staining and smearing that can become impossible to remedy.

Kitchen flare-ups can be a conventional catalyst to fire damage in Coral Springs homes, and they can often keep the conditions and effects concentrated in this highly trafficked area of your house. Our SERVPRO professionals must assess the scope of the damage with our initial arrival, working quickly to determine how severe the situation is and the best approaches to restore individual symptoms. Soot and smoke residue removal is a scenario our experienced professionals get trained to handle, and we arrive with a full array of cleaning products, tools, and machines to efficiently manage the situation.

We have several approaches for eliminating the presence of soot residues on countertops, and this usually begins with vacuuming loose particulates from the surface with a high-powered vacuum. Our SERVPRO team can then utilize chemical sponges, either wet or dry depending on the situation, in deliberate and skilled swipes to eliminate soot on the surface.

For more challenging materials, our technicians can implement machines for abrasive cleaning techniques like media and soda blasting. These approaches can fully eradicate the presence of soot, but do not damage the substrate in the process. This process is the same used to eliminate mold colonies and protect hosting materials in homes and businesses.

Particular countertops get made of premium materials that can be very costly to replace. Our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland professionals have the right equipment and expertise to address these effects wherever they get found, and make the fire loss event “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (954) 973-4130.

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Our Technicians Discuss The Principles Of Water Damage Restoration In Coral Springs

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (954) 973-4130 to begin the process as soon as possible for the best outcome.

Principles Of Water Damage Restoration In Coral Springs

When your Coral Springs home suffers a water loss the cause is not as important as the response. Dramatic events like storms or floods are far less likely than a leaky pipe or a malfunctioning household appliance. No matter the route water took to get into your home, we systematically work to remove it and dry out the wet structural components. Following industry best practices developed by the international standard-setting Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) ensures success.

Expect our crew leader to perform an individualized assessment of the water damage done in your Coral Springs home. We pride ourselves on a thorough evaluation of your scenario and adapt our response to the particular circumstances of your emergency. Our IICRC-trained technicians carefully consider not only the water we see but also the moisture that migrated away from the initially affected area.

SERVPRO service vehicles stock multiple submersible pumps, wanded extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to accomplish water removal and structural drying. We also have moisture meters and thermal imaging devices to assist as we map out the accurate dimensions of the water infiltration in your home.

We remove standing water, both visible and hidden, with pumps or extractors. If needed, we perform controlled demolition such as flood cuts or drilled holes to access trapped water and to enhance the effect of our drying equipment in confined spaces. Only when the SERVPRO crew is satisfied that no liquid water remains do we switch the focus to Applied Structural Drying (ASD).

This discipline shortens drying times and makes it much less likely that progressive deterioration and secondary damage such as mold damage occurs. Our ASD-certified technicians deploy air movers, dehumidifiers, and other drying equipment as intended per your personalized drying plan. We monitor moisture and temperature using sensitive devices, controlling the relative humidity RH and specific humidity (SH) to create an optimal environment for efficient drying.

Depend on SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland to manage your water damage emergency professionally. Call us at  (954) 973-4130 to begin the process as soon as possible for the best outcome.

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