Recent Storm Damage Posts

Recover From Flood Damage After a Coral Springs Storm

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Car driving thorough Water in the Road Let our fast response team at SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland eliminate your storm flood damage.

SERVPRO’s Flood Damage Response is Second to None in Coral Springs

Nothing dampens your day more than a major storm, especially when it brings significant wind and rain damage to your Coral Springs property. Whether you face a leaking roof from storms that left hefty debris or encountered flooding coming into your carport or central areas of your home, SERVPRO can help! We offer storm response 24/7 so that you can start drying your interior safely to get it back to pre-storm flood condition. 

With any storm flood damage in Coral Springs, you need to clean it up quickly. The sooner you have our skilled technicians on the job performing water removal services, the easier it is to limit damage and thwart potentially harmful mold growth. 

These Are a Few Things You Should Do in the Event of Flood Damage:

  • Should any wiring be wet, shut off your main power and do not turn it on again until it gets checked by an electrician.
  • Open your windows (if the rain has stopped) to let in the fresh air. 
  • If you feel black mold is already developing, do not turn on any fans as the spores can spread. 
  • Any food items or medications that came into contact with floodwaters should be disposed of.

Controlled demolition is often part of any significant flooding situation with contaminated water. Our trusted contractors work to restore versus replace whenever possible, but carpeting, flooring, and drywall that has become saturated might call for total removal and replacement. 

Contact our certified technicians at SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland if your home falls victim to storm flooding. We are on call day and night, and you can reach us by dialing (954) 973-4130. You can always count on the SERVPRO team to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Avoid Delays When Dealing with Coral Springs Flooding

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

aerial view flooded neighborhood 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 debris, bacteria, and other contaminants into the residence, threatening both the structural elements and exposed contents in the house. Protecting your belongings is a priority of our responding SERVPRO restoration technicians. 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. 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 migrating flood water 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 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.

Coral Springs Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration by SERVPRO

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

MOLD AND FLOOR FLOOD DAMAGE SERVPRO mitigates storm damage to Coral Springs home and even remediates mold damage and builds back, "Like it never even happened."

Can Floodwater 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.  

Floodwater 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 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 using controlled demolition. This action fully opens 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. We can coordinate rebuilds and remodels with you and your insurance carrier for a more simplified and stress-free experience.

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

Effective Content Cleaning After Flood Damage in Coral Springs

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Water Removal and Muck-Out Cleaning

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

  • Trash pumps
  • Truck-mount extractor
  • Wet vacuum

Cataloging Content Condition 

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

Pack-Out and Inventory Solutions

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

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

After Flood Damage in Parkland: What is Secondary Damage?

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Professional Storm Damage Cleanup to Parkland Properties

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

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

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

How to Combat Secondary Damage 

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO Saves Coral Springs Homes from Flood Damage After a Storm

9/18/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does SERVPRO Offer Flood Damage Restoration to Coral Springs Homes After a Storm?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water You want a trusted team of experts with the equipment your property needs after a flood incident occurs. Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Can Prevent Long-Term Damage to Coral Springs Homes After Flood Damage  

Flooding due to storms can cause extensive damage to your property if you don't seek professional help promptly. Unmitigated flood damage to your Coral Springs home can cause structural damage leading to long-term issues. SERVPRO's IICRC certified restoration experts can help you to prevent the situation from going out of hand.  

One of the top priorities of SERVPRO during the restoration of flood damage to your Coral Springs home is to dry the structure and contents as quickly as possible. Residual moisture can cause secondary issues and can even compromise the structural integrity of the affected material. Hence, the SERVPRO technicians must restore the moisture levels to preloss conditions during flood restoration. Our restorers manipulate the humidity and temperature of the drying air to afford fast and efficient drying. 

How do SERVPRO Techs Establish Equilibrium Conditions During Water Damage Repairs of Coral Springs Homes? 

SERVPRO's water damage restoration technicians use nature's equilibrium to move excess moisture from wet materials in your Coral Springs home. Our technicians use dry air and warm air to speed up the drying process.

  • Dry air- Evaporation can occur faster if the air above the wet material has a low humidity ratio. As drier air has low vapor pressure compared to the wet material, moisture can move quickly from the wet material into the dry air to establish equilibrium. 
  • Warm air- If the air above the wet material is warmer than the air’s dew point temperature, drying can be sped up considerably. 

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

Does SERVPRO Handle All Flood Damage Issues in Coral Springs Properties?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

palm trees swaying and heavy rain during storm Storms are prevalent in our area year-round. SERVPRO is always on call to remediate any storm damage.

SERVPRO Offers More than Water Removal Services from Flooded Coral Springs Homes

During a flooding incident in Coral Springs, the most discernible issue is water accumulation on various surfaces causing many inconveniences. However, removing the water might not be an adequate solution.

One way to satisfactorily address flood damage at your Coral Springs home is to involve a professional team. SERVPRO offers a bouquet of services that help resolve the entire flooding issue “Like it never even happened.”

A typical response to flooding involves:

The process may also involve other methods such as controlled demolition and rebuilding sections of the structure where the effects of flooding cause irreversible damage. Odors also tend to develop because of the presence of chemical and biological wastes in the floodwaters. Our SERVPRO technicians handle all the additional problems during the flood restoration exercise. For instance, we use penetrative moisture meters to test the level of wetness in materials such as wood frames, drywall panels, and any other affected items. Depending on the readings, we can decide whether to attempt drying or tear them down. In many cases, we make flood cuts along the base of the walls creating room to remove the deteriorated panels, insulation, and other unsalvageable materials.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland handles flood damage professionally, resolving all problems that arise. Call us at (954) 973-4130. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

How Does Attic Flood Damage Get Removed in Coral Springs?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded staircase with water everywhere Flood damage can occur in your attic, your basement or somewhere in between. Tackle flooding with a quick call to SERVPRO.

Our Fast Response for Water Removal and Cleanup Can Resolve Flood Damage in Coral Springs

Flood damage is more common in the area than many think. We have a fast storm damage response team to begin vital water removal services and other mitigation tasks to help.

Is Attic Flood Damage Common for Coral Springs?

When you consider how common flood damage in Coral Springs has become, it is not unlikely that many of these homes suffer some degree of flood damage to their attic spaces as well. Many homeowners do not recognize a problem in the attic until it reaches lower levels of the house where the living spaces exist. Because severe weather events can happen frequently, shingled roofs can be at risk for high winds, hail, torrential rainfall, and flying debris for vulnerabilities that allow water penetration.

How Do Water Removal Services Work on This Upper Floor?

Removing standing water in the attic space might be challenging, especially when this is an unfinished area of your home. Several extraction devices in our inventory can help remove clean flood water where it penetrates vulnerabilities in the roof or siding in the house. In many situations, high-pressure extractors are the ideal solution with the necessary head to discharge standing water from this area of the home to the appropriate drain out point. Wet vacuums can also be suitable because of their mobility and versatility in smaller spaces.

What Flood Damage Cleanup Practices Should Take Place?

If you have an unfinished attic, many exposed building materials like wood framing and insulation can become targets for spreading contaminants and other debris. Cleaning up after water penetration into the attic space of your home can require careful planning and execution, especially when flooring might be incomplete or inadequate to support equipment or several of our team members. We determine what the property needs and the best way to provide this service efficiently.

Can SERVPRO Conduct Post-Flood Repairs?

One of the advantages to choosing our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team to help with flood damage cleanup and restoration is our general contractor license. This accreditation allows us to help with many of the repairs and reconstruction services your property might need after a flood loss. The job scoping phase can initially determine where controlled demolition and build back might be needed, but the final determination before construction begins often follows the bulk of flood restoration. Only after flood water extraction and most flood damage get removed with advanced cleaning practices can our technicians fully identify irreparable harm to specific building materials. We can help with:

  • Roof repairs
  • Siding repairs
  • Tree removal
  • Window replacement
  • Build back

No matter how devastating flood damage is for Coral Springs homes, our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland can help with efficient and thorough solutions. Give us a call today at (954) 973-4130.

What Can I Do Before a Storm to Limit Its Potential Impact?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

cloud to ground lightning in night sky It is always storm season in Florida. But know SERVPRO is always ready to remediate any flood damage you may incur.

You Can Do Numerous Things Before a Storm to Limit Potential Flood Damage

Surprisingly, what you do immediately before a storm arrives could have a significant impact on how much overall damage your home ultimately suffers.

Whenever a severe weather pattern approaches, you should always be ready to protect your Coral Springs home from flood damage. Some relatively simple steps you can do this include:

  • Shutting off your home’s gas, electric, and water utilities to prevent gas explosions and electrical fires and shocks.
  • Repairing and sealing foundation cracks to prevent floodwaters from quickly penetrating your ground floor.
  • Replacing damaged or missing roof shingles to help safeguard your home from potential roof leaks.
  • Clearing clogged gutters and drainage systems so that excess stormwater drains away from your residence.
  • Covering windows with plywood or closing and securing storm shutters, so windows are protected from flying debris carried by strong winds.
  • Sandbagging the perimeter of your property to keep floodwaters away from your home.

After protecting your property and weathering the storm, contact your helpful SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 for assistance.

Shopping Opportunities Abound for Parkland Locals

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

decorated cupcake on plate Don't let storm damage ruin the Green Market's Bakery Day. SERVPRO is always available.

Parkland Residents Can Support Small Business During the Pompano Beach Green Market

Parkland residents searching for holiday shopping or a change of pace can visit Pompano Beach’s Green Market on Atlantic Boulevard. The market opens on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month every year from November through April. On January 9, the Green Market focused on fitness. The January 23 Bakery Day is sure to be full of cakes, cookies, bread, and many more fresh-baked goods.

Upcoming themes for the remaining Green Market events include:

  • Valentine’s Day and Community Awareness on February 13 and 27
  • Patrick’s Day and Health and Wellness on March 13 and 27
  • Spring Egg Hunt and Earth Day on April 10 and 24

Masks, social distancing, and one-way foot traffic are implemented during the Green Market to keep the public safe during operations. There are also designated spaces for eating and hand sanitation throughout the complex.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland aids disaster-affected Parkland residents with flood damage cleanup and home restoration. Call (954) 973-4130 to get started.

Explore the City of Parkland Farmers’ Market

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

City of Parkland Farmers' Market official design We are always available to remediate storm damage so that you can enjoy the area attractions like the Parkland Farmers' Market.

Enjoy Local Goods and Friendly Atmosphere at the Parkland, FL Farmers' Market 

Every Sunday, residents in and around the Parkland area have the chance to experience a world of local goodness at the City of Parkland Farmers’ Market. The market is an excellent opportunity to browse through various local vendors with seasonal goods – a full listing of current vendors is continuously updated on the City of Parkland Special Events Page. 

  • When: Sunday, December 6, 2020 (and every Sunday after that)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Location: The Equestrian Center on 8350 Ranch Road in Parkland, FL 

Throughout the farmers’ market/craft fair event, you will find organic fruits and veggies, pastries, flowers, hand-crafted items, and more. Those in attendance are asked to follow along with local Covid-19 guidelines for social distancing to keep everyone safe. 

Local vendors and residents throughout our community will always have the support of SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland. After a storm, you need skilled technicians ready to get to work so that you can get the flood damage restoration you deserve. When you face an emergency, you can count on our team to get the job done. Call (954) 973-4130, and we will deploy a crew as soon as possible to get to work.

What Can Coral Springs Homeowners Do to Prepare for Flooding?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

water damage red sofa SERVPRO at (954) 973-4130 stands ready to assist local property owners in the cleanup of any size flood damage in their homes.

Actions homeowners take before a flood in their Coral Springs home can make the difference in the outcome when SERVPRO mitigates the loss

Coral Springs homeowners regularly deal with intense storms, including hurricanes. With these strong systems, flash flooding is frequently part of the problem. There are some things that homeowners can do before the damage from flooding is an issue such as:
    •    Elevating electrical items on the floor such as strip plugs and electrical devices such as computers, stereos, and appliances  
    •    Direct the flow of water away from your property by elevating the grade as needed on your landscape  
    •    Investing in environmental monitoring that can alert you to elevations in moisture throughout your home can allow you to act quickly if water does enter   
    •    Clean debris and leaves from your gutters around your home, and invest in gutter covers if feasible  
    •    Make a list of valuables, copies of prescriptions, and essential papers and place them in a secure, waterproof lockbox in a place you can grab it quickly if you need to evacuate

How Does Mold Show Up So Rapidly After Flood Damage?
Once flood damage occurs in your Coral Springs home, under most circumstances, you have roughly 48 hours before mold colonies have the potential also to be an issue. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in handling mold as an added challenge during floodwater extraction and drying in a property. This SERVPRO has a mold remediation certification #MRSR2994 and has the equipment and methods to turn around a mold infestation. The reason this time frame is so crucial is that the elevated humidity levels from the floodwater along with the warm Florida temps create an ideal environment for naturally occurring mold spores to germinate and begin to spread. The techs know what the initial setup of a mold infestation looks like along with the early warning signs such as:
    •    Water spots on walls may harbor mold growth on the interior
    •    Visible mold colonies  
    •    Musty odors

What Happens to Flood and Mold Damaged Building Materials?
There are a few different outcomes for the sheetrock and flooring in a home with damage from floodwater.
    •    Items that absorb floodwater and cannot get sanitized need disposal  
    •    SERVPRO techs cut off the minimum amount of sheetrock needed to limit the number of repairs needed and save as much cost on replacement building materials as possible
    •    Carpet needs extraction to get rid of the water-weight and then gets cut into strips and disposed of
    •    Most types of tile and laminate flooring delaminate after exposure to floodwater. Ceramic tile with sealed grout lines tends to have the least amount of seepage into the substrate and often gets restored for reuse
    •    Hardwood floorboards have varied outcomes depending on the amount of exposure to water the boards received

After extracting the water from the home and drying it, the techs prepare the property for the needed repairs. Controlled demolition is a standard part of restoration after damage from floodwater. Often it is easiest for homeowners to choose to work with SERVPRO on both the restoration and rebuilding needed to bring the home to the same condition as it was before the floodwater entered.

This SERVPRO has a contractor license #CBC1261730 and can perform the needed repairs. One of the most significant benefits of letting the people who managed the cleanup of your property do the rebuilding know exactly what actions were taken and what is needed to restore the home. Many homeowners take the opportunity during the reconstruction to choose new carpet, the updated color palette for the walls, and other cosmetic options to upgrade the look of their house. Before any reconstruction efforts begin, SERVPRO communicates with your insurance carrier to ensure that all actions taken are part of the scope of coverage, so there are no surprise out of pocket expenses.

How Do the Musty Odors of Floodwater Get Removed?
While the extraction of the water and drying the structure go a long way to reducing the odor, frequently, it does not get eliminated until the application of more robust methods. Two of the most commonly used are the use of thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators. Both of these devices work to remove odors at the molecular level rather than only covering them up temporarily, such as in the use of sprays.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 stands ready to assist local property owners in the cleanup of any size flood damage in their homes. The techs arrive quickly and can handle the restoration as well as the reconstruction of your home to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Mitigation in Coral Springs Homes

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding in the kitchen and livingroom Flooding conditions can happen with little warning after a violent storm system passes through the area.

Natural flooding can threaten the entire main floor of a Coral Springs residence simultaneously, requiring efficient mitigation and flood removal.

Widespread flooding conditions in Coral Springs homes present immediate threats to the property, including saturation and absorption of potential contaminants. From the penetration points in a single-story structure, water can spread quickly through the main foyer and open areas of the property, reaching even the farthest points when no obstructions prevent this migration. Mitigation for these flooding conditions is critical and involves multiple tools and technologies to gain control of a rapidly worsening situation.

The extraction of flood damage in Coral Springs homes falls primarily to the ratings of gallons per minute or hour. Submersible pumps offer a universal flood removal approach with the highest volumes of discharge continually. Wet vacuums are also valuable extraction devices for depths that are shallower than two inches, where submersible pumps often lose the prime necessary for continued water removal. Saturated elements like flooring can benefit from specialty equipment designed to pull moisture and trapped water from carpets, wood plank flooring, and other materials. Even if controlled demolition is necessary, water removal must happen first. Some of these devices include:

    •    Light Wands
    •    Weighted Extractors
    •    Carpet Wands
    •    Floor Drying Mats

Do Exposed Flooring Materials Require Removal?

Contaminants pose a substantial threat to the house's occupants, precisely because bacterial and viral pathogens can exist in the intruding floodwater. It is often easier and more cost-efficient to remove exposed materials and structural elements than to thoroughly clean and dry these areas.

Flooding conditions can happen with little warning after a violent storm system passes through the area. Many look to the fast response and industry-leading equipment of our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team to begin flood mitigation immediately. Give us a call whenever disasters strike at (954) 973-4130.

How Quickly Should Floodwater Get Cleaned Up In Coral Springs?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

living room flooded with floating chair From start to finish, the team at SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland can handle your flood damage needs.

To Prevent Expensive Secondary Damage to Your Coral Springs Home, SERVPRO Suggests Fast Action with Skilled Flood Damage Techniques

Even if you have merely an inch or two of floodwater coming into your home, the damage can be immense if you do not act quickly. Water flooding in from a storm contains a variety of debris that can include mud, chemicals, fuel, and even fecal matter. This situation can turn into an unhealthy atmosphere for your family and any pets within the home, which calls for expert restoration. Our team at SERVPRO offers professional restoration services to remove water, clean your belongings, and restore your Coral Springs interior to preloss condition.

How Do I Know Where to Begin?

You can leave the planning and determining each phase of the cleanup to our crew after you call us to handle your flood damage in Coral Springs. We suggest that you move inhabitants and pets into another area of the home away from the water loss zone. If you plan on leaving and staying off-site during the cleanup, we offer board up services to cover any damaged doors and windows to keep anyone from making their way inside. In some situations, the use of security tape helps to mark off the perimeter and prevent others from entering.

Will Items Be Moved Out of My Home?

We do offer pack-out services when necessary. Our crew is detailed and careful when packing up and moving belongings to avoid breakage. We also keep an accurate inventory of all contents getting transferred, for your records and ours.

There are some alternatives to a full pack-out when you call us for flood damage restoration, including:

•    Partial Pack-Out – If your property is secure and safe, some items might get stored away from the affected area, such as a garage or outbuilding. Our team can move small items off-site for cleaning while storing larger items on your property. Any refrigerators or freezer units should never be unplugged for an extended period, so the storage of food items must be planned for accordingly.
•    Content Cleaning Before Moving – In some cases, we may be able to clean items before they get packed up and moved out. This reduces the steps where we would otherwise have to unpack things, clean them, re-pack them, and re-shelve at our warehouse. Tackling cleaning onsite also helps lessen handling times and the potential for damage.

Overall, the main goal is to execute prompt mitigation followed by demolition and drying so that we can restore your home to preloss condition. Our crew will adjust plans for pack-outs and moving everything accordingly so that we can reach our goals within the desired time frame.

How Much Equipment Do You Need?

SERVPRO follows a unique formula that allows us to determine the right equipment for the job and how many units are needed. We factor the following into our calculations:

•    We position air movers carefully to facilitate drying by enhanced airflow over every wet surface.
•    The number of air movers for each product help strike a balance with drying equipment. Not enough air movers mean a slower drying time.
•    Boosting the number of air movers within the loss zone puts more moisture into the environment. This helps the dehumidification equipment to pull out more moisture every hour.
•    All of this is done while carefully monitoring relative humidity levels. Secondary damage can occur if humidity levels stay high for too long within the home.

Depending on your project, our crew may set up what is known as drying zones. These drying zones are helpful when trying to get the most out of our industrial-grade equipment. Within a drying zone, SERVPRO can easily control:

•    Temperature
•    Humidity
•    Airflow

These three elements play a significant role in the rate of evaporation throughout the drying zone. We create each zone by putting up plastic sheeting or closing doors and windows to seal off openings between the flood zone and unaffected spaces within your home.

Do I Need to Worry About Mold?

With any water loss event, there is the potential for mold and mildew growth. Our team works rapidly to eliminate the onset of secondary damage, which includes bacterial and microbial growth. Mold spores are present at all times, yet they remain dormant until they have the right environment to thrive. Fast action after flood loss allows us to halt the spread and multiplication of these spores.

•    We utilize EPA-registered anti-microbial agents to treat the worksite before we begin.
•    Our crew looks for mold throughout the restoration process and treats it accordingly.
•    If we note that a mold colony begins to spread, we add a more detailed mold remediation phase to our flood recovery efforts.

From start to finish, the team at SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland can handle your flood damage needs. To have a crew deployed to your home after storm flooding, call us 24/7 at (954) 973-4130.

Do I Need to Hire Several Different Contractors to Take Care of the Flooding Loss in My Home?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Coral Springs Flood Damage Restoration Is Complicated, but SERVPRO Takes It All in Stride with Trained Crews and State-of-the-Art Equipment

Natural disasters like the seasonal storms we expect over the next several months can cause severe damage to homes in our area. Even though residents feel ready, the force of a particular weather event might overwhelm those preparations, water causing flooding through exterior damage and heavy rain or overland flooding, or both. A complex situation evolves, with a long list of tasks needing resolution. Who can help with all items on the agenda?

Do Local Flooding Recovery Firms Handle Repairs and Structural Concerns?

The unvarnished truth about storm-related flood damage in Coral Springs is that solutions often require orchestration of many mitigation, remediation, and restoration phases, tasks, and steps. Our mission is to follow a unified approach whereby our multi-certified managers and technicians handle all aspects of recovery from the initial safety assessment to the final walkthrough.

Why Does SERVPRO Feature a Construction Division?

During a flood damage restoration project, our customers and our team need skilled construction specialists to address safety considerations and to provide repairs and rebuilding services. 

During the initial safety review:

  • Boarding and tarping
  • Bracing and installing supports when walls, ceilings, and other structures threaten to weaken or collapse

During flood water removal and structural drying:

Performing controlled demolition

  • Flood cuts, exposing trapped water and providing access for air movement and dehumidification
  • Drilled or cut weep holes, releasing trapped water from a building cavity, cinder block or other foundation materials, or atop a ceiling in a planned, safe way

During build-back

Repairing and reconstructing storm, flood, and controlled demolition damage

Take heart when SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is your flood damage restoration partner. Our crews, reachable 24/7 at (954) 973-4130, offer wrap-around service, the successful outcome inspiring your relief that our efforts made it “Like it never even happened.”

Contractor Licenses:

Commercial: CBC1261730

Mold Remediation: MRSR2994

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

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

storm damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

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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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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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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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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