Recent Water Damage Posts

What Are the Steps of Successfully Drying a Coral Springs Residence?

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

two SERVPRO employees removing water damage from a hallway Dealing with water damage on your own can be quite overwhelming. Partner with SERVPRO during this time for effective remediation services.

Water damage cleanup and restoration in Coral Springs properties is a combination of focused approaches.

Every water damage restoration that a home or business has can be broken down over dozens of drying decisions made by competent professionals. Our SERVPRO management is best positioned to answer these questions and get the appropriate recovery and mitigation solutions started right away with accreditations in multiple facets of water restoration and cleaning services.

Where Does Moisture Damage Exist?

We rely on sophisticated tools in our inventory to help determine where drying and water mitigation services are needed in your Coral Springs home. Preventing water damage repairs is often directly attributed to quickly tracking migrating moisture and implementing drying practices. Tools used include:

  • Thermal imagery cameras/tablets
  • Surface moisture meters
  • Probing moisture detection units
  • Environmental hygrometer devices

Is The Water Damage Still Occurring?

One of the pressing concerns that must be answered by production management and the crew chief is what caused the water damage event and if that catalyst is still a concern. Flooding, for example, might have multiple penetration points that must get patched or repaired before water cleanup is successful.

How Can Water Damage Be Reached?

The placement of water damage can often be an obstacle for restorers and experienced technicians. Careful consideration determines where water exists and how moisture migrates through the property. Moisture detection equipment can be beneficial to track damp pockets when the effects are not visible on the surface. Depending on the damage that occurred, various kinds of water mitigation could be necessary, like:

  • Surface Water – Water on top of flooring is easy to diagnose. We have several extraction units to help manage pooling above subflooring before migration makes the situation worse.
  • Trapped Water – With plumbing and fixtures neatly installed within wall cavities and ceiling assemblies, the need for water removal services can also happen within these structural cavities. Drainage holes can alleviate pooling.
  • Free Water – To prevent water damage repairs, moisture must be managed before moving beyond this stage. Free water is saturated into materials like wood but has yet to alter the structural element physically.
  • Bound Water – When the water damage reaches this infiltration stage to materials like wood plank flooring, the damage is often irreversible. The material composition has changed, and demolition is the next logical step.

How Many Units Are Needed?

The necessary equipment and products for efficient drying and recovery change by the hour. Moisture monitoring and environmental tracking show the effectiveness of various drying equipment and unit combinations. Maximum drying production balances the surface impacts of air movers with the environmental humidity management of dehumidifiers. Documenting drying progress in SERVPRO DryBook software shows where additional units or a reconfiguration of currently deployed equipment could be necessary.

Would It Save Money to Replace Materials?

The answer to this question determines where and when reconstruction and repair services are necessary. With a contractor license (CBC1261730) and years of experience serving Heron Bay and the Greater Coral Springs region, we can provide the needed personnel to complete these tasks when necessary. In some scenarios, it is less costly and time-consuming to remove affected building materials like drywall rather than stage equipment and dry the affected panels meticulously.

The drying and restoration process is one of the more intricate processes that our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team must perform. We carefully evaluate the property’s condition and the possible steps to create the most efficient water damage restoration and recovery path. Our WRT-Certified technicians are ready 24/7 at (954) 973-4130.

Our Technicians Discuss the Principles of Water Damage Restoration In Coral Springs

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Principles Of Water Damage Restoration in Coral Springs

When your Coral Springs home suffers a water loss, the cause is less important than the response. Dramatic events like storms or floods are far less likely than a leaky pipe or a malfunctioning household appliance. No matter the route water took to get into your home, we systematically work to remove it and dry out the wet structural components. Following industry best practices developed by the international standard-setting Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) ensures success.

Expect our crew leader to perform an individualized assessment of the water damage done in your Coral Springs home. We pride ourselves on a thorough evaluation of your scenario and adapt our response to the particular circumstances of your emergency. Our IICRC-trained technicians carefully consider the water we see and the moisture that migrated away from the initially affected area.

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

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

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

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

Professional Water Removal Overview for Your Coral Springs Residence

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

flooded home Rely on SERVPRO to extract any floodwater in your Coral Springs home; and then a beautiful build back or remodel, "Like it never even happened."

Coral Springs Water Damage Solutions

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

Damage Assessment and Project Planning

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

We Prepare to Avoid Work Delays

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

Do Not Fear Controlled Demolition 

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

Water Removal Includes the Drying Protocol

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

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

The Problems Water Damage Mitigation Prevents in Parkland Homes

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Equipment in living room Let your local SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland professionals resolve your water damage problems.

SERVPRO Delivers Timely Water Restoration Services in Parkland Properties

If there is a leaking pipe or appliance at your Parkland property, then you are already in trouble. However, you can take action to limit the problems triggered by the intruding water. Such intervention is known as water damage mitigation.

The type of actions needed during water damage mitigation at your Parkland home varies depending on the factors surrounding the incident, such as the amount of water spilled or whether the source is clean or not. The advantage of involving SERVPRO is that our teams are well versed with all types of damage and can therefore take action to limit the problems you face.

Mitigation Can Help Take Care of: 

  • Inconveniences like relocating from the house
  • Mold contamination
  • Unchecked deterioration of structural materials

With the increased humidity, slick surfaces, and electrical hazards, staying in a house after water intrusion can be inconvenient. Timely mitigation helps manage the problems so that you do not have to relocate. It also prevents severe structural damages such as rotting, warping, or mold development.

Effective Water Damage Mitigation Requires:

  • Understanding the extent of water damage 
  • Choosing the most effective approaches
  • Using specialized restoration equipment

Extended water exposure is detrimental to many structural materials since it causes rust, swelling, dyes running, stains, and many other issues. Such damage is not limited only to areas with direct water contact, such as floors. Moisture also reaches concealed areas like wall cavities and cabinets. It also affects materials in elevated areas such as ceilings, especially with hygroscopic properties. 

Different strategies help ensure the mitigation steps taken address all issues. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians use various moisture detection tools, including thermo-hygrometers, thermal cameras, and moisture meters to probe the level of moisture migration. We also evaluate restoration actions to determine what is more effective. For instance, extraction is 1200 times faster than other actions such as dehumidification.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland uses water damage mitigation approaches that limit the problems you have to address. Call us at (954) 973-4130. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Education of Experienced Water Damage Restorers for Parkland Homes

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in water damaged bathroom From leaking pipes to malfunction appliances, SERVPRO can handle any scope of water damage restoration.

Our SERVPRO Team has Extensive Restoration and Recovery Training to Help Damaged Parkland Properties

When disasters like burst pipes or flooding impact an area home, you want fast and reliable responses from competent professionals. Our SERVPRO team has the experience and extensive training through respected firms like the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to help your home when it needs it.

The Application of Psychrometry 

Water restoration companies for Parkland might be plentiful but do not have the dedication to the education and training of their personnel like our SERVPRO team does. Our instruction begins with a base understanding of psychrometry, the science of thermodynamics in moist environments. This training and knowledge help to steer hundreds of drying decisions in real-time for damaged properties.

Experience That Continually Grows

There is no educator, like hands-on experience. With years of serving Coral Springs and Parkland, we have a team of professionals that has become increasingly more confident in managing water loss situations and flooding.

Drying Principles for Structure and Content Recovery

Another point of experience our technicians' show is their understanding of how moisture moves in an environment. By knowing these principles, air movers, dehumidifiers, and other drying equipment can be appropriately placed to have the most significant impact on the property. As a property seeks an equilibrium of pressure, moisture content, and temperature, these principles aid in drying:

  • Wet goes to dry
  • Warm goes to cold
  • High pressure goes to low pressure

Having skilled professionals capable of managing the physical aspects of restoration and recovery is a vital step towards helping your home recover after a damaging incident. We also ensure that our technicians have extensive knowledge of drying principles and sciences to choose the ideal drying and recovery solution that is most efficient. Our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team is ready 24/7 to help at (954) 973-4130.

How Can Saturated Carpets Get Restored in Coral Springs Condos?

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Extraction Solutions After Water Damage

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

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

Can Carpet Get Preserved If It Is Saturated?

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

Can SERVPRO Complete Demolition and Reinstallation?

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

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

SERVPRO Offers Reliable and Timely Water Damage Repair Services to Parkland Homes

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. A bur of pipes, ceiling leaks, faulty plumbing is a few ways to have water damage. SERVPRO techs are ready for the water damage restoration services.

Need Water Damage Repair Done in Your Parkland Home? SERVPRO is Here to Help

Homeowners like yourself might need water damage repair services in Parkland due to reasons such as.

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking roof from storm
  • Faulty plumbing

Whatever the reason for the water damage, professionals from SERVPRO have the training, experience, and equipment to handle it for you. 

One of the most important steps in water damage repair of your Parkland home is to remove any standing water from the property as soon as possible. SERVPRO technicians use some of the most advanced pumps to get this job done. The type of pump that restorers use depends on the amount of water, the proportion of solids in the water, and the suction lift required. 

What Type of Water Pumps do SERVPRO Techs Use in Different Conditions During Water Removal from Parkland Homes?  

The three main types of pumps that SERVPRO techs use during water clean up from your Parkland home- 

If the water contains many suspended solids, the SERVPRO techs use self-priming trash pumps. Such pumps can easily remove solids that are up to 3 inches in size. 

A submersible pump can be directly immersed into the water to be removed. However, such pumps operate on electricity and hence might not be available to use in all situations. 

Another factor that SERVPRO techs consider while choosing the right pump is the amount of suction lift required. If the fluid needs to travel over 25 feet vertical distance, we use high-pressure pumps that offer a superior suction lift compared to the other types of pumps.  


Call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 for 24/7 assistance regarding any water damage incidence in your home.

How Do Contents Influence Water Mitigation Efforts in Coral Springs Properties?

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

technicians moving furniture Our certified technicians safely remove and return the contents of your home to make the water removal and drying process easier and more effective.

SERVPRO Helps Move Out Contents Easing Water Damage Repairs in Coral Springs Homes

The response mounted in a property affected by a water leak is mostly determined by the amount or type of water involved. However, in some cases, the contents within the house can create unnecessary challenges. Letting a professional team handle water mitigation can help tackle any issues that arise.

Water mitigation in Coral Springs homes can be complicated if most of the contents are made up of materials vulnerable to moisture exposure. The challenge can also arise if there are too many contents in the affected areas, interfering with the necessary water removal processes. SERVPRO teams are well prepared to address any challenge relating to items since we have vast experience handling water remediation tasks.

Water Remediation Can be Classified in Different Ways, Including:

  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs
  • Flood restoration

Our SERVPRO technicians can do full or partial pack-outs where we relocate items to a protected section of the property, creating room for other tasks such as water extraction and drying.  We take various steps when performing the move out to maximize efficiency.

Crucial Steps During Content Pack-outs to Facilitate Water Mitigation Include:

  • Proper scoping before any manipulation
  • Pre-cleaning items to avoid transferring soiling
  • Appropriate classification of items
  • Barcoding, tagging, documentation

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland helps with all the steps necessary to eliminate obstacles related to contents during water mitigation exercises. Call us at (954) 973-4130 for prompt assistance when your home is affected. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Are Thorough Drying Practices After Water Damage for Coral Springs?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

an overflowing sink with water everywhere Excess water needs thorough removal. Our technicians have the tools to measure the excess water in your home. Call right away.

Efficient Drying Involves Multiple Tools for Coral Springs Properties

Drying is a universal need in water damage restoration call-outs. Regardless of the severity of damage to the property, some degree of moisture removal is necessary. Some of the tools for this include:

  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Trailered generators
  • Desiccant and LGR dehumidifiers
  • Axial air movers
  • Portable electric heaters

Can Thorough Drying Prevent Controlled Demolition in Coral Springs?

Drying is one of the most critical water damage restoration efforts in Coral Springs properties, which is why we have so many tools and products that assist in this effort.

At the core, air movers and dehumidifiers are foundational elements of thorough and complete drying efforts. We can monitor the progress of these tools with moisture meters and thermal imagery to ensure the highest production to avoid controlled demolition.

When your home needs water damage restoration, our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team is ready to respond to help. With our quick mobilization during emergencies, we can begin vital mitigation efforts to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. Give us a call today at (954) 973-4130.

Struggling with Rust Stains after a Water Leak at Your Parkland Home?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

heavy rain on roof The spring storm season is here. Should water invade your home call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Chooses the Right Products to Handle Rust Stains During Water Cleanup

Rust development can be a significant issue after water intrusion incidents. It primarily affects upholstery, carpets, draperies, and other fabrics close to metallic parts such as zippers, buttons, curtain rods, or furniture legs.

After rust develops, the right approach is necessary when performing water cleanup in Parkland properties to guarantee effective removal. Removing rust from fabrics is challenging because it requires the appropriate chemical agents to neutralize the rust. The chosen cleaning agent must also match the type of material to avoid setting stains. SERVPRO technicians rely on their advanced training and experience in managing:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Flood restoration

One of the reliable solutions we use to manage rust stains is Rusticide, an oxalic-phosphoric compound. It works well on various materials, including wool, silk, cotton, linen, carpeting, and synthetic fibers.

Our SERVPRO technicians also help ensure the proper application of the solution. Spraying the solution directly to the rust stain and agitating the area with a bone scraper helps. For older stains, applying steam over the affected area after applying the Rusticide helps.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland handles water cleanup conveniently. Call us at (954) 973-4130

How Can I Limit My Water-Related Damage?

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

water spewing from hole in pipe There are ample sources for water damage. SERVPRO is ready and standing by to restore you home.

Hire a Good Water Damage Mitigation Company Like SERVPRO

Although many people believe that all water cleanup and restoration services are of similar quality, this is often not the case in reality.

One of Parkland’s best water damage mitigation companies is SERVPRO. Unlike other local service providers, we are often able to remediate your water issues in record time because:

  • SERVPRO’s technicians are highly trained and receive Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) qualifications in Applied Structural Drying, Applied Microbial Remediation, Water Damage Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning, and Odor Control.
  • Our professionals carry advanced diagnostic tools, like moisture sensors & meters and infrared cameras, to precisely identify even the least detectable water damage.
  • We have the most advanced mitigation tools in the industry, including the most powerful water extractors, high-tech air movers, high-velocity fans, state-of-the-art dehumidifiers, innovative Injectidry systems, and advanced foggers, to rapidly clean up and restore even the most severely impacted structural elements and household contents.

With all that said, remember that your SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland is always ready to serve and can be reached at (954) 973-4130.

Leave Parkland Behind and Celebrate the Holidays with the Animals

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Water and mold damage in the kitchen If your home is hit with a water disaster. Call the pros of SERVPRO, to mitigate your water damage disaster.

Not Far from Parkland, Lion Country Safari Lets You Enjoy the Majesty of Animals in the Wild 

With the ups and downs of the current health crisis, Parkland residents have been cautious in their behavior. Consequently, many of us feel stir-crazy, and we are anxious to venture outdoors for a change of scenery. A short drive away, Lion Country Safari offers one of the safest and most exciting field trips for all to consider. Just like an African safari, you travel through the grounds in your vehicle while listening to a safari guide through your radio or phone and admiring the animals close-by. If you worry that this adventure sounds too good to be true, remember the following-

  • Capacity has been reduced, so the number of guests is limited
  • Tickets must be pre-purchased and shown at the entry to provide a contactless admission
  • Masks are required when outside the vehicle
  • No pets or soft-top vehicles are allowed

As far as engaging in a fun day with minimal risk, Lion Country Safari checks all the boxes! Just like them, at SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland, we also seek to check all the boxes of a successful water cleanup project. Call us at (954) 973-4130 whenever it rains, or broken pipes add excess humidity to your home, and let us work with you until your home feels “Like it never even happened.”

Are There Long-Term Problems That Water Mitigation Exercises in Coral Springs Can Fail To Address?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in basement caused by sewer backflow due to clogged sanitary drain Dealing with water damage on your own can be quite overwhelming. Partner with SERVPRO during this time for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Focuses on both Immediate and Long-term Issues When Performing Water Mitigation in Coral Springs Properties

You might consider water mitigation as something to do to solve immediate problems when there is a water spill at your Coral Springs home. However, such incidents can continue affecting your property even after you handle all the issues that you notice immediately. When SERVPRO mitigates water damage, the aim is to handle current problems and prevent future ones. 

What immediate problems should water mitigation exercises in Coral Springs address?

  • Pooling water
  • Soiling and staining of various materials
  • Deterioration of materials exposed to moisture
  • Bad odor

In the aftermath of a water intrusion incident in Coral Springs, most of the problems that develop are readily identifiable. For instance, the water pooling on flat surfaces such as floors, the soiled and wet materials are hard to ignore. That is why most mitigation exercises focus on addressing those issues rather than unseen problems or those that might crop up later. 

Knowing there is a problem is easy but resolving it might not be that simple. For instance, removing standing water in Coral Spring requires the appropriate equipment because using mops and buckets may take long or leave traces of moisture in some areas.  Our SERVPRO technicians prepare for such tasks in advance to ensure we have the appropriate resources for each task. When you notify us about the problem at your home, we ask pertinent questions such as the total area affected, whether the floor is tiled, wooden, or carpeted, among other things. With enough information gathered, we can be sure of the best type of extraction equipment to use in your property.  Such equipment falls into different categories, including:

  • Deep extraction tools which remove water from porous floor materials
  • High capacity extractors to remove significant amounts of water faster
  • Cavity extractors to reach moisture hidden beneath other materials

Resolving other issues such as soiling, staining, and odors also require the appropriate resources. Our technicians capitalize on timing and the use of superior cleaning products to address any problem conclusively. 

Arriving on the same day of the incident, and if possible within the first four hours of the loss, allows our team to initiate mitigation processes that stop some problems before they develop. For instance, heightened moisture in a house leads to microbial growth processes, which is one reason for unpleasant odors. The evaporating moisture from standing water increases the humidity levels, making such odors more profound. Beginning moisture management processes, such as setting up dehumidifiers around the property, limits odor issues by curtailing moisture action. 

Which problems are likely to recur after mitigating water damage?

  • Proliferation of microbes
  • Heating issues
  • Electrical or ventilation system issues

Some of the problems caused by water intrusion are not readily discernible. Some like microbial development might happen in hidden areas such as the interior spaces of walls or subfloors. Others like loss of insulation R-value might only be noticed through changes in utility bills. Despite the challenges posed by such issues, the mitigation process you perform after water intrusion into your home should address them.

Our SERVPRO technicians have vast experience dealing with water intrusion incidents, thus equipping us with information on how to identify hidden issues or anticipate future problems. For instance, we check the type of insulation you have in the walls left wet by the incident. Insulation works by having a low rate of heat conductivity. However, once saturated water occupies the air spaces in insulating material, thus increasing heat conductivity and thus diminishing the effectiveness of insulation by up to 40%. With the right drying resources, our technicians can remove all moisture traces from the insulation, thus restoring its effectiveness. However, this only works for some varieties of insulation, such as fiberglass, since cellulose compacts when wet, leading to irreversible damage.

How does SERVPRO manage to address all hidden problems?

  • Deep probing of all sections of the property
  • Opening up hidden areas
  • Relying on patterns established in previous incidents

Most of the problems that recur after a water intrusion incident can be traced to issues you fail to discover when restoring water damage. Our technicians preempt such an outcome by thoroughly inspecting the property. Where necessary, we open up wall panels and ceiling to trace damages. We also use advanced equipment such as thermal cameras to identify wet materials tucked away in cavities without tearing down overlying materials. We can also anticipate problem areas because we have sufficient experience dealing with similar incidents in other properties.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland provides conclusive solutions after water loss incidents. Call us at (954) 973-4130 when you need help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Does Controlled Demolition Mean for My Water Damaged Parkland Home?

9/13/2020 (Permalink)

pipe revealed through ripped out wall with bucket and sponge next to it Water can leak in your home in unseen places and cause major damage. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional mitigation and remediation services.

Strategies Designed to Release Fluids and Facilitate Drying, Remove, or Adapt Building Materials During Water Removal in Parkland Do Their Job Before Build Back by SERVPRO Professionals

Amid the chaos of a water loss in Parkland, the last thing you might expect is the restorers' decision to increase the mess by drilling and cutting holes in various building materials and sawing out sections of drywall. Gaining an understanding of the ways and places water migrates after a loss helps clarify why these seemingly extreme measures are sometimes necessary to rid your home of liquids and lingering moisture.

Why Do Water Damage Removal Professionals Track Water After a Leak or Overflow?

After plumbing ruptures or appliance malfunctions, water removal in your Parkland home is not as simple as mopping up the visible fluids. Water always spreads out unless contained in a completely watertight vessel. In a home, this means it moves across the floor and percolates through cracks and crevices. This migration means water invades areas, often unseen building cavities, of your home far from the original emergency site. As the water wanders, it also soaks into permeable structural materials widespread in conventional construction such as:

  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Subfloors, typically constructed of unfinished plywood
  • Laminate flooring

What Happens if the Water Is Not Removed?

SERVPRO's decision to maintain a robust and certified construction division is based in part on the critical need to find and release trapped water and permit efficient structural drying. When water hides and lingers, materials affected swell and distort, losing strength and impairing function. Secondary damage, like mold growth, is possible after only 24 to 48 hours. Our construction crew assists our Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) crews by:

  • Drilling or cutting a series of smaller holes in drywall or lath and plaster near the floor to drain water (prying up woodwork first)
  • Drilling holes in mortar joints in cinder block and brick construction to liberate fluids collected in cells
  • Sawing "flood cuts" several inches above the waterline between studs where drywall is wet and needs removal 
  • Repairing and building back structures after the controlled demolition

Our construction division offers excellent flexibility when SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland plans water removal and drying. Call us at  (954) 973-4130 to explore your options after water damage.

Contractor Licenses:

Commercial: CBC1261730

Mold Remediation: MRSR2994

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What Questions Should I Ask Before Hiring a Coral Springs Company to Repair Water Damage?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking under a door into a room in a house To minimize the damage of a water leak in your home, get the professionals involved immediately. Call SERVPRO for water damage mitigation.

SERVPRO Techs Have All the Answers for Cleaning up and Restoring Your Coral Springs Home From Water Loss

The chances of lessening loss to your home and contents work in your favor if you take two steps. The first is to begin the cleanup as rapidly as possible after the initial incident, and the second is to bring in professional help. There are a few things you should nail down before you decide on a restoration services company. Good questions to ask include:  

  • Are your employees trained and certified?  
  • Do you work with my insurance?
  • How do you handle out of the scope of coverage needs?  
  • Do you get approval before the disposal of loss items?

Can Water Restoration Companies Handle a Cleanup With Sewage? 

When your damage problem includes sewage in your Coral Springs home, not all water restoration companies have the training and experience to mitigate this kind of loss. Specific elements SERVPRO techs do during this kind of cleanup entail:  

  • Testing the water for the presence of bacteria or pathogens
  • Extraction and safe disposal of the water
  • Disinfection of the loss area

When Mold is Part of the Problem 

Mold can become an issue if conditions become favorable for mold spore germination and growth. Once established, the colonies can spread rapidly and require professional attention to ensure the infestation gets removed and does not come back. SERVPRO techs have comprehensive training in all aspects of mold remediation #MRSR2994 and know the early warning signs of a mold colony setting up home within the property. They have the equipment to contain, dry, and perform abatement. Afterward, if needed, the techs can treat the loss area with antimicrobial sealants to keep the mold from returning.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 is the gold standard among water restoration companies. Their certified and trained technicians arrive quickly and return your home to its preloss condition.


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Should I Be Worried About Water in My Crawlspace?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

dry crawlspace Summer rains can case water to enter your crawlspace. SERVPRO has the experience to restore your home.

Let Our SERVPRO Experts in Coral Springs Take Care of Little Problems Before They Become Big Ones 

Even a small amount of water in the crawlspace under your Coral Springs home can lead to big problems. Any moisture that is allowed to remain can cause damage. It is only a matter of time before something happens. Why not head off problems by letting our mitigation team take care of it now?

What causes water to accumulate in a crawlspace?

There are different reasons water damage can happen in your Coral Springs residence. Seeing water in your crawlspace, even a small amount, can mean hidden problems. Some of these can include: 

  • Poor drainage
  • High water table
  • Heavy rainfall
  • Cracked walls 
  • Leaking pipes 

Small Problems Can Lead to Big Ones 

Because your crawlspace sits on top of your foundation, any standing water is an issue. What may seem minor on inspection can lead to foundation issues that can make the home inhabitable. Here are some things you do not want to deal with: 

  • Over time crawlspace moisture can cause water damage to your supporting beams and the concrete foundation.
  • Pests of all sorts love warm, damp locations.
  • It can lead to mold growth.
  • A hidden pipe link can lead to a burst pipe, causing more extensive damage. 

By calling in SERVPRO emergency mitigation experts, you can prevent these small issues from doing severe water damage. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) technicians get trained to look for even the slightest water loss. We move swiftly to remove the water flow and moisture. Our techs track the moisture to its source and take steps to resolve the problem where it begins.  

Contact SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 for quality water damage service that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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What Tools Are Used to Dry Water-Damaged Structures?

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

What are Air Movers?

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

Centrifugal Air Movers

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

• Low-Profile Air Movers

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

Axial Air Movers

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

What Role Do Dehumidifiers Play in Drying?

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

When Do Specialty Drying Tools Get Used?

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

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

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

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

How Do I Clean After a Water Loss Incident?

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

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

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

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

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

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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Professional Water Removal Overview for Your Coral Springs Residence

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

Damage Assessment and Project Planning

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

We Prepare to Avoid Work Delays

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

Do Not Fear Controlled Demolition 

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

Water Removal Includes the Drying Protocol

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

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

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