Recent Fire Damage Posts

Why Is Fast Fire Restoration Important for Coral Springs Homes?

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van sitting in a driveway When your home experiences a fire, call SERVPRO! We have the knowledge to restore your home quickly.

Post-fire damage recovery by our professionals gets you back into your home quickly.

People are displaced when a fire occurs, and everyday life is fragmented until fire damage restoration completes. Our team has experience at every level, letting us rapidly evaluate property conditions and work with third-party firms like your insurance provider to get the appropriate mitigation and fire restoration solutions started as soon as possible.

Working with Home Insurance Firms

Many house fires will involve your insurance provider. When dealing with a firm that determines what your home needs and how much they are willing to pay for this recovery, it is beneficial to have a preferred vendor for insurance claim work on your side. We can help get damage claims approved quickly, so there are fewer delays in starting the fire damage restoration your Coral Springs property needs. We help with:

  • Detailed estimations
  • Damage documentation
  • Timely restoration plans
  • Budgetary limitations
  • Adjuster priorities

Quick Dispatch of Experienced Fire Restoration Professionals

The statement that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster is more than a slogan for our SERVPRO team. With the 24/7 availability of experienced fire restoration professionals, there are no delays in getting the right personnel to your doorstep to start the mitigation and emergency services.

Emergency Services Prevent Greater Harm

Emergency services after a fire can include multiple actions but typically focus on the most pressing concerns presenting safety hazards for occupants or the responding technicians. For this reason, we prioritize removing structurally compromised building materials, indoor air contaminants, and combustion debris before fire mitigation.

Mitigating Fire Damage  

The fire mitigation process can involve the needed cleaning approaches to overcome soot, smoke, and fire damage threats present in the property. We can quickly overcome immediate damages for a more efficient restoration process using industry-leading solvents, detergents, equipment, and practices.

Industry-Leading Fire Damage Restoration Equipment

A restoration team is only as good as the equipment and products at their disposal. This is an area where SERVPRO has invested heavily, ensuring that our experienced professionals are equipped with industry-leading tools for fast fire and smoke damage cleanup.

  • Extractors – Water damage is often a secondary threat to homes and businesses during fire damage restoration. Extinguishment can leave pools of water that wet vacuums and submersible pumps must remove.
  • Air Filtering – The condition of the environment is critical upon arrival for fire restoration services. Indoor air quality can become compromised by soot and contaminants, requiring the strategic placement of HEPA air scrubbers in the house to trap harmful particulates.
  • Surface Cleaning – Several methods overcome soot and smoke residues and clean the underlying surface. Abrasive cleaning requires specialized equipment for pressurized media blasting or removing portions of damaged building materials.
  • Odor Management – While the presence of smoke odors is expected after a structure fire, there are multiple tools and products necessary to overcome these noxious smells and restore comfortable living conditions. We rely on deodorizing tools like ozone machines and foggers to regulate widespread smoke malodors.

You need a fast fire restoration response after a disaster. Because of how rapidly conditions like soot and smoke soils can overwhelm a property, our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team is ready to mobilize quickly when these structure fire threats exist. We can help 24/7 when you call (954) 973-4130.

Cleaning Soot from Coral Springs Kitchen Countertops

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen 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 better protect your property and possessions. Approaching the cleaning of surfaces like countertops can be especially risky without the proper 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 difficult 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. 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, which 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.

Our technicians can implement machines for abrasive cleaning techniques like media and soda blasting for more challenging materials. These approaches can fully eradicate the presence of soot but do not damage the substrate in the process. This process is 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.

How Fire Restoration Curtails Escalation of Damages in Coral Springs Homes

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen After Fire We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO’s Highly Trained Technicians Help Coral Spring Homeowners Limit Damage

Fire is highly destructive and takes only a few minutes to damage most items and materials. If the fire at your Coral Springs home burns for hours, the likelihood of salvaging anything is minimal. Even when a fire is put out before it consumes your Coral Springs property entirely, damages can still escalate later on, leading to high restoration costs or disposal of more materials.

Before taking any steps towards fire restoration at your Coral Springs home, it is essential to establish any factors that might escalate the damage beyond acceptable levels. That is why our SERVPRO technicians start restoration by evaluating the entire property. Evaluation can be simple such as wiping a cleaning sponge on surfaces to check for residue deposits or using a tool like a char gauge to check whether materials are structurally sound.

Some of The Common Factors Leading to Escalation of Fire Damage Include:

  • Weather elements penetrating the structure
  • Moisture left in the building after fire fighting
  • Fire residues reacting with materials

After fire incidents, your house might have openings such as shattered windows or roof cave-ins that allow rainwater and sunlight. Any contents or materials left undamaged by the fire are vulnerable to such exposure since indoor-use materials cannot withstand the weather elements. Even when the roof and walls are not compromised, the soot left in the structure is equally destructive. 

Some of the Actions That Can Curtail Such Escalation Include

  • Quick response
  • Structure protection
  • Stripping off unsalvageable materials

A timely response is the most crucial element in limiting the destruction after a fire incident. It is possible to set up structural protections such as roof tarps to keep weather elements out and pre-clean to remove soot residues from vulnerable areas such as chrome or stone surfaces. SERVPRO has a response standard referred to as 1-4-8, which means that we call the customer with an hour of notification about the loss and send a team to the site within four hours. In 8 working hours, we provide a full scope of the restoration work needed.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland ensures fire damage restoration services limit unnecessary secondary issues. Call us at (954) 973-4130. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Common Approaches to Remove Smoke Odors from Parkland Homes

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged room Fire damage can be quite overwhelming when it happens in your home. Call SERVPRO right away after an event.

Overcoming Smoke Damage in Parkland Properties Means Cleanup and Deodorization.

Fires are a devastating situation for homes or businesses. Depending on how quickly first responders arrive, the damage can be widespread and still linger in the form of smoke odors even after much of the cleanup has started.  

Initial Measures to Reduce Smoke Odors

While odors are one of the last considered obstacles of smoke and fire damage in Parkland homes, it is a significant roadblock in returning a property to preloss condition. Initially, some deodorization processes can be resolved with emergency services like debris and ruined content removal.

Counteractant Products and Equipment

Reducing the severity of present odors is one of the first objectives for malodor management in a house. Some of the approaches we use include:

  • Thermal Fogging – This equipment reacts directly with trapped odors and free-floating compounds with strong deodorizing products in a vapor form. 
  • Odor-Absorbing Beads – Placing absorbent granules and beads at airflow intersections and critical points can help reduce the presence of harsh odors. 
  • Filtration – Yet another possibility to lessen the impact and force of harsh smells after a fire is filtering contaminants and debris in the environment with air quality equipment.

Full Deodorization Options

After our SERVPRO team has taken whatever possible steps to reduce the severity of the present malodors, neutralization is attempted. At this phase, we have two main approaches: to rely on dual-purpose equipment like hydroxyl generators or more aggressive deodorization like ozone machines. 

Considering the rapidly compromising effects of fire and smoke damage on residences and businesses of the area, it is important to have an experienced team of professionals ready and willing to help. Many rely on our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team to provide mitigation and recovery solutions "Like it never even happened." Call now at (954) 973-4130.

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.

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. 

Which Fire Damage Restoration Method Can Save Dinnerware In My Parkland Home From Soot Discoloration?

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire After a fire catastrophe, SERVPRO's skilled technicians know exactly what to do to bring your home and belongings back to life. Call us right away.

SERVPRO Uses Specialized Cleaning Techniques Such As Ultrasonic Cleaning To Fix Fire and Smoke Damage 

Since smoke movements are uninhibited during a fire event, soot tends to reach all nooks and crannies in a property. Your valued dinnerware and other items locked away in cabinets may end up with thick layers of soot even if the flames or heat do not reach them. Professional cleaning by a team like SERVPRO can help reverse the effect of soot, “Like it never even happened.”

Mishandling soot on the glass or ceramic items during fire damage restoration in your Parkland home can leave them discolored or stained, thus diminishing their aesthetic value. Problems arise if the items remain covered in soot over extended periods or poor handling, which might break soot agglomerations creating microscopic particles that regular cleaning cannot remove.  SERVPRO has considerable experience resolving fire damage issues and thus tackles soot problems through proper item handling and the use of advanced cleaning techniques.

During House Fire Cleanup, Our Teams Mostly Handle:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • Water & fire damage restorations

Ultrasonic cleaning is one of the reliable cleaning techniques we use to remove soot, grease, and dirt from your dinnerware, restoring its normal shine after a fire incident. The method is not only effective in removing all traces of soiling, but it also reduces the chances of breaking something during the cleaning attempt. Our SERVPRO technicians dip the items in an ultrasonic tank and fill it with the appropriate cleaning solution. High frequency sounds then produce millions of bubbles that implode, creating microscopic jet streams and high temperatures that remove all the soils from the items dipped in the tank. 

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland provides tailored fire damage restoration services that match the conditions at your loss site. Call us at (954) 973-4130 when you need assistance.

Does SERVPRO Help with Stovetop Flash-Fire Damage in Coral Springs Properties?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen; charred cabinets; smoke damaged walls Sometimes we need to remove charred structural items. But no worries! SERVPRO will make your home "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Handles All Cases Requiring Fire Damage Restoration in Coral Springs

Seemingly minor issues can lead to fire damage in sections of your Coral Springs home. For instance, a stovetop flash fire may not burn down your house, but it leaves significant smoke damage for you to clean up.

Since professional fire damage restorers in Coral Springs are known for handling major restoration tasks, you might be afraid that the cleanup of only a small section of your property might not interest them or be cost-prohibitive. SERVPRO offers scalable services suitable even for a limited loss.

Limited loss situation may necessitate various responses, including:

Any fire leaves a mixture of damages. Our SERVPRO technicians take some steps, such as removing contents and building materials deemed unsalvageable early in the effort to resolve fire damage. If the flames left deep charring in fixtures such as cabinets, we perform controlled demolition, removing only the damaged materials and saving the rest.

For other issues, such as thick layers of residue, we use specialized cleaning techniques such as soda blasting as part of the smoke remediation. During the process, our SERVPRO technicians direct sodium bicarbonate pellets towards the soiled surfaces using pressurized air. The soda particles disintegrate when they hit the surface, removing the layer of smoke residues or charring without causing other damages. Though it sounds like a violent action, in reality, it is very gentle, as the compound is soft.  

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland uses other customized solutions to resolve fire damage issues that might arise. Call us at (954) 973-4130 for a unique solution to the problem you face.

What Is Necessary Before Repainting Surfaces During Fire Restoration in Coral Springs?

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on walls and ceiling on kitchen Although the fire was small, smoke and soot traveled throughout the home. This is no DIY job. SERVPRO is always on call.

SERVPRO Cleans and Seals Surfaces During Fire Restoration in Coral Springs Homes

When restoring your fire-damaged home, you must decide how to deal with soiled walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. Cleaning or repainting are two standard solutions. Even when you opt to repaint the affected surfaces, some level of cleaning is necessary.

If fire restoration in a Coral Springs property requires surface repainting, the cleaning procedures do not have to leave surfaces visually clean, so the challenge is minimal. However, the method or products used must not interfere with the repainting process. SERVPRO technicians try to strike the perfect balance when handling:

When cleaning for paint in fire-damaged homes, our SERVPRO technicians remove loose residues such as soot. We also neutralize the acids in remnant residues and deodorize the property. Another alternative step is sealing the surface using a product like pigmented alcohol shellac to prepare it for repainting. Through such thorough groundwork, we can complete the restoration work satisfactorily.  

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is a proficient fire restoration service provider. Call us at (954) 973-4130 for immediate assistance.

Is There a Best Strategy for Fire Damaged Coral Springs Contents?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

heavy smoke surrounding smoke detector SERVPRO has the tools, training, and cleaning solutions to restore your home and its contents.

Consider the Benefits When SERVPRO Offers a Household Pack-Out

When a fire disaster strikes your home, the aftermath nearly always involves more than the structural components of your home. Flames, heat, soot, smoke, and water or chemical extinguishers can harm fixtures, furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions. Avoid costly replacement and the loss of treasured, one-of-a-kind items with a professional pack-out and assessment and restoration by our contents processing specialists.

How Do Professionals Manage a Pack-Out After Fire Damage? 

Fire damage affecting Coral Springs residences needs a rapid response, and one of the ways to speed the interventions is to remove contents to clear the decks for water removal and deep cleaning. The furniture, floor and window coverings, clothing and accessories, papers, and a host of other items packed out also benefit from expert evaluation and a restoration plan. The SERVPRO team carefully wraps and packs your things for transport, using our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to track the articles through:

  • Written inventories (lists)
  • Digital photos
  • Barcoding

Our production facility technicians document the packed-out contents’ condition and devise plans using specialized training and experience to bring each piece back to function and appearance. The documentation helps support insurance claims for treatments or repair or replacement in instances where restoration is impractical.  

Count on SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland to mitigate structural and content-based fire damage. Call (954) 973-4130 for an immediate needs assessment.

IICRC-Certified Techs Salvage Coral Springs Homes After Disaster Strikes

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

outside view of Coral Springs City Hall No matter if the fire occurs in your house or city hall SERVPRO is your trusted choice for fire damage restoration;

Coral Springs Property Owners Can Call (954) 973-4130 for Emergency Response Cleanup and Restoration from SERVPRO

Coral Springs, Florida, is a planned community that is home to over 130,000 residents in 24 neighborhoods, with some of the most valuable real estate property in the country. The workforce is a diverse blend of blue- and white-collar. An estimated 35% of jobholders work in such sectors as office administration, management, and sales.

Coral Springs is also home to a larger proportion of computer science and mathematics professionals than most United States communities. The average post-secondary education level is high: almost 39% of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree compared against the national city average of nearly 22%. The average income for a family of four was $130,000 based on a per capita income of $32,000.

Prominent employers in the area include:

  • KB Electronics
  • United Medco
  • Broward Health
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Fiserv

“The City in the Country” is renowned for being among the top communities in South Florida regarding education, safety, employment opportunities, and growth. It is one of the most leading examples of a thriving planned community in the United States. Young professionals who prioritize upward mobility and families alike thrive in this diverse city.

A Brief History of Coral Springs

Coral Springs sits on 2,000-acres of land purchased by Henry Lyons sometime between 1911 and 1939. However, the area suffered several significant floods in 1947, which necessitated the construction of several levees to drain the floodwaters. After a few years of bean farming, Lyons passed away, and his heirs shifted to raising cattle.

Coral Ridge Properties purchased almost 3900 acres from the Lyons family for $1 million in 1961 during a postwar South Florida real estate boom. This massive acquisition added to an already collection of land parcels in Broward County.

1963 was the year Coral Springs was chartered, and the following year, the city sold over $1.6 million worth of building lots. In 1965, Coral Ridge Properties acquired 6,000 more acres from the Lyons family. Coral Springs’ first city elections were held in 1967.

Since its founding, Coral Springs built a plethora of new structures to support the community, including the 945,000 square-foot Coral Square shopping mall, 19 public schools, and the Sawgrass Expressway 1986.

The Coral Springs Museum of Art is an additional notable development in the community’s history. It was built in 1997, next to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts erected one year prior.

This unique visual art facility features the following:

  • An International Peace Garden filled with sculptures and eco-friendly landscaping
  • A 54’ x 17’ ceramic tile relief of the Everglades
  • Yoshin Ogata’s Mindscape
  • A meticulously-crafted mosaic chair
  • A plethora of community-driven programs and events for residents of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties

The Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department

The Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department (CSPFD) spans across eight stations, including three located in nearby Parkland. Before establishing the local fire protection service in 1970, Coral Springs residents relied on the Margate Fire Department. The CSPFD’s origins are humble, initially consisting of a small volunteer crew with nine firefighters on staff.

Coral Ridge Properties gifted the crew with its first fire truck. Before fire hydrants were built in town, firefighters had to draw water from local canals. In 1979 the department was hailed as one of the top volunteer firefighting companies in the United States. Their dedication to training continues to this day. The fire training involves using buildings that were already scheduled for demolition and damaged cars to recreate scenarios as close to real-life situations as possible.

Today, Coral Springs’ fire department has a paid workforce. Its training program birthed the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety (CSRIPS), the only fire academy in Florida to offer every course needed to become a firefighter in one institution. The CSPFD also has 18 members in southern Florida’s Task Force 2, which is specially trained to respond to vaious emergencies, including:

  • Earthquakes, typhoons, hurricanes, and other natural disasters
  • Hazardous materials emergencies and terrorist attacks
  • Infrastructural and technological failures

Task Force 2 members specialize in rescuing victims from confined areas and swift water rescues during floods and other disasters. The Miami Fire Department sponsors the Task Force.

How Does SERVPRO Clean Soot in Fire-Damaged Coral Springs Homes?

SERVPRO technicians are licensed and trained to perform fire damage restoration services for Coral Springs homeowners 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays. Whether your home requires light soot cleanup after a stovetop flare-up or an electrical fire has left behind significant damage, your local SERVPRO has the means to return your home to a preloss state.

Restoration services include returning the contents of your property to the original condition when possible. Soot-affected clothing, for example, may require the following:

  • Sorting of clothes based on three tiers of priority decided by the homeowner: clothing needed now, clothing needed later, and seasonal apparel
  • Disposal of metal hangers to prevent oxidation from staining clothes
  • Removal of loose, dry soot deposits with tools like compressed air, which also evaporates odor molecules
  • Thermal fogging and solvent-based odor counteractant sprays are ideal for odor control

Time is essential when treating soot-affected clothing because the synthetic fibers that are common today are prone to binding with smoke odors and particles, which can cause permanent damage. SERVPRO also utilizes Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-approved techniques and EPA-registered biocides to mitigate stains, odors, and microbial growth.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland ensures that your home looks and feels “Like it never even happened.” Call (954) 973-4130 for a fast response to your disaster restoration needs.

Celebrate National Video Game Day in Coral Springs at the Movies

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked outside building SERVPRO has teams available 24/7. Don't hesitate to call immediately after a fire wreaks havoc in your home, we can assist you right away.

Join Your Fellow Coral Springs Residents for the First-Ever ‘Far Out Flicks’

On November 20th, the Sportsplex is going retro to help celebrate the love of video games, engage the community, and still keep everybody safe. That Friday, there will be a special, drive-in showing of Wreck-It Ralph. The film is rated PG and is considered a fun film for everyone.

Some Basic Rules

  • Far Out Flicks is only open to Coral Springs residents
  • Pre-registration is a must 
  • Only cars, SUVs, and trucks allowed in general parking and spaces are assigned first-come, first-served
  • RVs, buses, motorcycles, and bicycles are prohibited
  • Oversized vehicles are assigned parking to avoid obstructing the view of others 

Snacks are available for purchase and will be delivered to each vehicle to avoid lines and crowds. Attendees need to remain in their vehicle except for trips to the restroom and must wear a mask when doing so. 

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is proud to be part of the Coral Springs community. If you require our assistance with fire damage or any other disaster, call us at (954) 973-4130. 

Can Exposed Beams In a Farmhouse Be Saved After Fire Damage?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen after fire Kitchen fires can happen at any time. Contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services.

Parkland Homes Are Restored to Pre-Loss Condition with Proper Fire Damage Mitigation.

A fire does not have to be all-consuming to impact your Parkland home. A Kitchen fire is the most common cause of residential blazes. This is what caused the fire that damaged the exposed beams in this farmhouse kitchen. Professional fire mitigation ensures proper cleanup and restoration.

How Can Soot Be Removed from The Exposed Beams?

You built your kitchen around the beautiful wood and exposed beams to reflect the rustic look you love. Then a kitchen fire causes some charring and soot damage to the beams. To properly handle the fire damage to the Parkland residence, SERVPRO gets called in. Not only were the wood structural elements impacted, but smoke residue had spread throughout the kitchen. Other areas were affected as well. One of the techniques used in situations like this is dry ice blasting.

What Does Dry Ice Blasting Do?

Dry ice blasting is perfect in situations like this as it is a gentle, non-abrasive cleaning method. It is a dry process that involves the use of C02 pellets.  When the pellets hit the surface, they dissipate instantly. In this case, avoiding the use of steel brushes, scapers, and other blasting methods is preferred to save the look of the exposed beams. Dry ice blasting has many benefits, including:

  • Eco-friendly – No harsh chemicals get used, and the entire process is non-toxic.
  • Water free – Pressure washing could be used but would introduce water to the scene. No water involved in this process.
  • No waste disposal – No extra waste is produced by this method.
  • Simple cleanup – Sweeping or vacuuming typically takes care of the soot waste that falls to the floor.
  • Saves time & money  – Quicker than traditional methods; it means lower labor cost. 

Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO provides comprehensive fire restoration services. Our technicians are well-trained in fire damage mitigation. They can restore exposed beams in many situations as well as remove smoke residue and unpleasant odors. The contents of the home can often be cleaned, repaired, and restored.Contact SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973 - 4130 for quality fire damage service. We are licensed and bonded—Contractor Licenses: Commercial: CBC1261730 and Mold Remediation: MRSR2994.

How Many Different Contractors Do I Need for Restoration of Fire Damage in Coral Springs?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Streamline Your Fire Damage Restoration by Partnering with SERVPRO in Coral Springs

The sheer number of tasks that need planning and implementing after a Coral Springs household fire can be staggering. It is hard to imagine that the destruction and mess will ever be set to rights. Expecting to find all of the expertise and equipment needed to make a complicated fire disaster “Like it never even happened,” from just one company might seem impossible. With our focus on the training and experience of our well-equipped employees, we are sure we can deliver outstanding results on all fronts.

Does the Fire Restoration Industry Follow a Set Protocol?

Fire damage restoration in Coral Springs, as elsewhere, must proceed within the confines of local regulations, but it is also guided by standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The theories and skills taught by the IICRC are encyclopedic in nature, but are not static, developing continuously as research contributes to the knowledge base and innovative equipment offers better and faster results.

What Are the First Things Needing Management in a Fire Restoration Project?

SERVPRO always puts safety first when arriving to assess any fire disaster. Our responsibility is to thoroughly scope out the scene to locate safety concerns and then address each appropriately before commencing emergency and restoration services. Although fire restoration projects share commonalities, every job has differences, so we must familiarize ourselves with:

    •    Electrical and other utility systems and configuration
    •    Electric shock or oil or gas leakage risks
    •    Structural or material damage
    •    Particular building materials present, including hazards such as
    •    Asbestos
    •    Lead (including as paint)
    •    Information about any off-gassing during combustion
    •    Current category (level of contamination) of any firefighting water present
    •    Slip, trip, and fall risks

How Are Safety Hazards Managed During Fire Damage Restoration?

After assessment of the hazards, the following issues, if deemed concerns need controls:

    •    Electrical and other utility lines might require temporary shut off
    •    Damaged structural components may need removal or temporary support by our construction division
    •    Hazardous material mandate containment, removal, and lawful disposal by our certified biohazard removal technicians
    •    Air quality worries require the use of negative pressure air scrubbers and wearing of respirators by technicians

Water Is Mentioned Frequently -- What Is In the Project Plan for Water Issues?

The two primary focuses of our business are water and fire disaster restoration. Many of our team members hold IICRC certifications in both disciplines. We move on water removal before fire cleanup because of the severe safety issues, and because even uncontaminated water is incredibly corrosive to building materials. Our crews concentrate on the following, clearing the space, before moving to fire residue cleaning:

    •    Water removal with pumps and extractors
    •    Contaminated water containment and lawful disposal
    •    Inhibition of microbial growth with EPA-registered antimicrobials
    •    Structural drying

How Do Restoration Workers Choose Fire Residue Removal Strategies?

Training again steps forward, preparing our IICRC-certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) to evaluate the residues and select the most efficacious products and methods to clean them from surfaces. Complicating this step is that as the fire moved through your home, the materials consumed, and conditions during the burning varied. The characteristics of the sooty coatings, thus, also vary, space by space. Sometimes one room can have several different kinds of soot to manage. Our FRSTs proceed to clean up the residues as follows:

    •    Preliminary determination of the type of soot -- dry, wet, or protein-based
    •    Testing of products and methods in inconspicuous spots
    •    Implementation of the chosen strategies, diligently moving from surface to surface until all are clean and ready for additional restorative efforts

Can One of the Crews Work on Deodorization?

If despite deep cleaning and air scrubbers smells linger, we offer a multitude of deodorization options. Although we have proprietary products that mask and distract smells, we prefer to work toward elimination. Some of the advanced approaches we employ that can clean hard to reach areas or chemically alter and neutralize the odor-bearing particles in your home include:

    •    HVAC ductwork cleaning
    •    Thermal fogging
    •    Ozone machines
    •    Hydroxyl generators
    •    Enzymatic products

Do I Need to Hire a Remodeling Contractor to Repair Damaged and Missing Structures?

Once the water and the residues are gone, damage to building materials can remain. Our construction teams are ready to help with a wide range of repair and build-back needs:

    •    Repair or replace wall and ceiling materials damaged or demolished to gain access to wet building cavities or hidden (and malodorous) debris
    •    Removal and replace porous materials like insulation, carpets, and padding
    •    Rebuilding of weakened or destroyed framing, floors, stairs, railings, and many more

Building a company that reveals strength after strength in the disaster restoration business has been SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland's goal and pledge to our community. We are committed to guiding every customer back to preloss condition, regardless of project complexity. Call (954) 973-4130 to explore what we can do for you.

Why Should I Hire a Professional Restoration Company After Fire Damage to My Coral Springs Home?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

A home with fire damaged items in a living room. Fire damage to your Coral Springs home can be devastating, let SERVPRO be there to help you.

Engaging the SERVPRO Team Ensures that Prompt and Professional Interventions Return the Integrity of the Building Materials of Your Coral Springs Home Safely and Completely

The fire damage suffered by your Coral Springs home has no parallel to ordinary soiling and wear and tear. Failing to respond fast and appropriately to the water and smoke and soot residues exposes your home to the risk of ongoing deterioration and significant secondary damage. Unless you happen to be a fire damage restoration professional, it is highly unlikely you can assess or intervene appropriately.

What Makes Fire Damage Different and a Professional Response Required?

After a blaze rages through your Coral Springs house, fire restoration is complicated by the firefighting efforts used to quell the flames. Removal of contaminated water and extinguishing chemicals must precede fire debris and residue remediation. The effects of water are as destructive as those of soot and charring, and also present safety risks such as electrical shock or structural collapse from trapped fluids. Water and fire residues are:

  • Contaminated with toxic substances created by high heat and the acts of combustion
  • Capable of spreading hazards through fluids and in the air
  • Difficult to remove promptly and safely without specialized training, tools, products, and equipment

Could I Manage the Cleanup Over Time?

Although you could try to gather the resources and learn the strategies needed to complete the restoration as a DIY project, the time frame to remedy the situation without permanent damage is incredibly short. SERVPRO sends a crew of managers and technicians to your home because both water and fire damage effects begin immediately. The more time it takes to clean up the water and soot, the more profoundly the building materials, fixtures, and contents of your home sustain long-term damage. 

The team at SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland can mobilize fast after a fire at your home, mitigating the ongoing destruction and remediating the damage to restore your abode “Like it never even happened.” Call us at  (954) 973-4130 before the firefighters wrap up their work to get our team on the job fast.

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What Should I Do About the Soot Stains In My Coral Springs Kitchen?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO of Coral Springs for Fire Damage Remediation Services

Fire damage can be an overwhelming event for any homeowner, big or small. Furthermore, it can be even more frustrating when you can't get rid of some aspect of the blaze. Be it smoke, soot, or ash, no one wants to see remnants of a fire in their home.

We specialize in remediating fire damage in Coral Springs. Our technicians are highly trained and have the experience to know how to mitigate the signs of flames inside of your home. Trust us to help you in your time of need.

What Can SERVPRO Do About the Soot Stains in My Kitchen?
The chemical composition of soot is complicated, as it's based on whatever burned. Luckily for you, our techs are trained to recognize the different types of soot and can apply the proper technique to clean them. We can:
    •    Use specially formulated chemical or lubricative based cleaning agents
    •    Use abrasive cleaning measures to get rid of particularly tough patches
    •    Complete any necessary demolitions and help you reach out for a contractor for rebuilding

What if the Smell of Fire Still Lingers Too? What Can You Do?
Here at SERVPRO, we are expert fire damage restorations. It is our goal to erase all traces of the fire, so you can live, “Like it never even happened.” To eliminate smoke damage, we can:
    •    Use hydroxyl generators
    •    Use sealant paints
    •    Set up air scrubbers equipped with HEPA filters

By using many of these advanced technological devices, we can try to make your home feel like it did before the fire happened.

When Are You Open? What if the Fire Happens at Night?
Our entire schedule is based on yours. No matter the time of the day, we're available. We can get to your house as quickly as possible by:
    •    Using pre-loaded equipment trucks
    •    Assembling a team as soon as you call
    •    Using GPS to ensure the quickest route

If your home requires fire damage restoration, get help immediately. Contact SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland by dialing (954) 973-4130. We're open 24/7.

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

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

toy model house with roof on fire Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup and Build Back for Your Coral Springs Home

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.

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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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.

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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