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What Should You Do About Mold Damage in Your Coral Springs Home?

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

Extensive mold damage on a wall under a window We have state-of-the-art equipment ready 24/7 to restore your home or business after mold damage. Call us right away.

Mold Remediation is Needed Quickly when Colonies are Discovered in Coral Springs Properties

Moist conditions in your home that persist for a couple of days can produce the right conditions to facilitate mold and microbial threats. Forming colonies target organic building materials, cardboard, and contents as hosts for the organism. Mold remediation is more of a pressing need for your property when mold damage is discovered than many homeowners realize.

Is Mold a Hazard?

It is essential to appreciate how destructive and potentially hazardous the development of mold colonies can be for your home or business. Every type of mold damage in Coral Springs can adversely impact hosting materials and the household. Each of these situations should be treated with urgency. That is why we invest the time and resources into developing experienced remediators equipped with the top mold removal equipment in the industry.

Signs of Mold Damage in Your Home

As destructive as microbial growth could be for your property, mold damage is not always as easy to spot and diagnose as you might believe. There are indicators that a problem could exist that encourage you to pursue mold remediation and cleanup. Mold inspections are the trusted standard in identifying active colonization, but some factors could point to a developing issue:

  • Spotting: The easiest way to identify mold damage in your house is physical signs of a colony's presence. Spotting is the earliest physical signal of mold development and appears as small discoloration points on hosting materials in moist environments.
  • Moist Environments – Persistent moist areas of your home are welcoming to mold growth, so damp attics and crawlspaces can likely experience colonization.
  • Malodors – The facilitation of mold typically generates a distinguishable, musty smell. The more widespread the colonization becomes, the stronger the malodor. The scent can indicate a problem before mold enters the main living space.

How Can SERVPRO Prevent the Situation from Getting Worse?

Containment plays a vital role in effective and efficient mold remediation. Our IICRC training allows us to erect physical barriers to create a perimeter around the damaged area. A set work zone promotes faster drying, mold removal, and deodorization.

Mold Removal Solutions for Residences

There are multiple types of mold remediation possible for area homes that vary based on the extent of the damage and the affected hosting material. It is the focus of our responding remediators to avoid controlled demolition and reconstruction when possible. We begin with surface cleaning approaches and mold inhibitors, but we'll often need to pursue more aggressive and abrasive cleaning tactics to reach the entire organism migrating beyond the surface.

Post-Mold Cleanup and Repair

The final stages of mold remediation and cleanup of your property is also an area of expertise for our SERVPRO team. The professionals determine where repairs and build back are necessary, as well as final cleaning measures like deodorization, to ensure we remedy the mold damage and restore the property, "Like it never even happened."

Mold remediation is a common need for our coastal communities when humidity or storm damages impact area homes. Our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland team is ready to help after mold damage 24/7 at (954) 973-4130.

Should Professionals Handle Mold Removal in Coral Springs?

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

mold growth on ceiling It doesn't take long for mold to grow. Look for signs of water damage often, and call SERVPRO to remediate any mold damage.

Adhering to EPA Mold Remediation is Why SERVPRO Delivers Results

Finding mold in your Coral Springs home can be a problematic experience. You might feel embarrassed because you think the microbial outbreak is a commentary on your housekeeping. Trying to cope with a mold outbreak without training, experience, and equipment can worsen the situation.

What Process Does SERVPRO Do When Responding to a Mold Concern?

Coral Springs mold removal tactics that deliver the best results use research-based protocols. SERVPRO follows the EPA recommendations and the mold remediation industry's standards. Remediation is the EPA's term, as the complete elimination of mold and spores is impossible. Our IICRC trained team remove active mold growth and institute mold-inhibition interventions as follows:

  • Locate the mold (only testing if indicated as it is usually apparent where the mold grows)
  • Contain the affected area with 1.6 polyethylene and often the use of negative pressure, HEPA-filtered air scrubber
  • Remove the mold colonies with scrapers, brushes, and blasting of porous materials with soda or dry ice (blasting removes surface growth and incapacitates embedded hyphae)
  • Clean surfaces of moldy debris with HEPA-filtered vacuums
  • Bag moldy materials and dispose of according to local regulations as hazardous waste
  • Apply EPA-registered antimicrobials by broadcast or surface spraying
  • Arranging for the elimination of the moisture source that feeds the mold spores

Mold remediation results that make a difference are why SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland should be your first call at (954) 973-4130. Contact us for an evaluation and mold colony removal plan.

Homeowners in Coral Springs Suspecting Mold Need Expert Help to Fight It

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

mold growth along wall Florida's weather creates an ideal environment for mold growth. Always keep an eye out for signs of microbial growth.

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Mold Remediation Services to the Coral Springs Community

Property owners in Coral Springs are not strangers to mold and its harmful effects. The effects of high temperature and humid weather in South Florida can create a favorable environment for mold spores to grow and spread rapidly throughout building structures. Being vigilant is your first line of defense. Remember that time is your worst enemy when a mold colony grows aggressively, so calling an expert team for help is crucial.

In Coral Springs, SERVPRO handles mold damage by applying your home's latest mold remediation techniques. Armed with industry-grade equipment and expert knowledge, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to take your call and set your home on the path to recovery. 

When our IICRC trained techs are asked about some of the best ways to handle mold damage, one of the most important facts we emphasize is that mold restoration is not a do-it-yourself project. It requires professional assistance to get it under control and limit its future growth.

Aside from spotting evidence of mold throughout the home, homeowners should be especially vigilant when conditions such as the following are present:

  • Leaking pipes, roofs, and windows that allow water to collect and mold to grow undetected
  • Condensation in places like HVAC vents and ducts increases humidity and invites mold to grow while feeding off the drywall and other building materials.
  • In Florida, copious rains that saturate the ground under your house can also create an excellent environment for mold to prosper if there isn’t suitable drainage.

Whatever the cause behind mold growth in your home, SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/ West Parkland is ready to jump in to help. Call us at (954) 973-4130 and let us show you why our clients trust us to leave their homes “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage In Your Coral Springs Home

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Water On Floor Water loss incidents can cause significant damage to homes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is Mold Possible After Storm Damage to Coral Springs Homes?

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

Mold in attic Mold damage presents in many colors and grows very fast. Call SERVPRO at the first sight. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

Persistent Moisture Can Cause Mold Damage to Coral Springs Properties 

Storms are not uncommon to Coral Springs and the surrounding areas when water infiltrates your home or confined spaces like the attic, restorers, and remediators of our SERVPRO teamwork to resolve these issues fast.

Lingering Moisture Could be a Threat

Post-storm effects can ultimately cause mold damage to Coral Springs homes when moist conditions go unresolved. Not only does this dampness pose a structural integrity risk of its own, but persistent moisture is required to develop mold colonies. 

The Rapid Expanse of Mold Organisms

One of the alarming traits of active growth is how rapidly mold organisms can spread throughout a property. With many types of sensitive materials, from sheetrock to wood framing, there are considerable damages these intruding organisms can cause. Once the mold is visible, it is likely to exist on nearby surfaces you cannot see as well. 

Effective Remediation of Confined Spaces

Our SERVPRO team needs to act fast to do more than clean up after storm damage to the house. When mold is believed to exist, remediation work must begin quickly to prevent the spread of harmful organisms, especially in confined spaces. Some of these approaches include:

  • Surface Cleaning with Products – The first possible step for removing active mold colonies is surface cleaning using biocides and sporicidal products. 
  • Abrasive Mechanical Actions – It is possible to clear out mold without destroying the underlying substrate using mechanical actions to eliminate seated colonies like sanding and steel wool.
  • Aggressive Removal Measures – When less severe mold removal tactics have been attempted without success, the most aggressive of our attempts, like media blasting or controlled demolition, are necessary. 

Mold can be an underestimated yet highly destructive situation for homes. Considering the conditions that facilitate this growth, structural compromise exists to specific hosting materials. Our SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland remediators works fast to protect your property and contents from avoidable damage. Call (954) 973-4130. 

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

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Portability with Power

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

Attachments and Versatility

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

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

High Functionality with Solids 

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

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

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

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Can Floodwater Get Removed from Parkland Crawlspaces?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Extraction Options for Confined Spaces

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

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

Drying The Structure After Flood and Storm Damage

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

Can Crawlspace Encapsulation Help?

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

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

Why Is SERVPRO One of the Most Trusted Fire Damage Restoration Services in Parkland?

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

Fire truck Call SERVPRO immediately after the fire truck drives away to ensure a speedy and efficient remediation process.

SERVPRO’s Fast 24-Hour Service Speeds Up Fire Damage Restoration of Parkland Homes

A fire can cause extensive aesthetic as well as structural damage to your property. If fire damage restoration of your Parkland home is not done promptly, it can lead to serious problems, including safety issues. SERVPRO professionals have years of experience dealing with fire and smoke damage and can restore your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO technicians employ several cleaning strategies during fire damage restoration of your Parkland home to eliminate the smoke and soot residue. While some residues can be easy to eliminate, the ones left behind by burning protein and synthetic material can be quite challenging to clean. SERVPRO's fire restoration experts understand that not all residues are alike and use scientific methods to eliminate even the toughest residues from your fire-damaged home. 

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Cleaning Technology During House Fire Cleanup in Parkland

One of the reasons for SERVPRO's success in restoring fire and smoke damage in Parkland lies in our use of advanced cleaning technology. Some of the advanced cleaning products we use during fire restoration include enzyme digestion, bleaching, and oxidation. 

Our technicians use cleaning products containing enzymes that change the residue from being water-insoluble to water-soluble. Enzymes are very effective in eliminating certain types of residues compared to other traditional cleaners. Bleaching agents that SERVPRO techs use also alter the chemistry by either oxidizing or reducing the residue, making it easy to remove from surfaces. 

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

Can Water Cleanup Help Restore Stained Carpets in Parkland Properties?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

female toddler laying on carpet; toys in background Floods can damage carpet. SERVPRO has the cleaning agents and tools to dry and restore your carpet.

SERVPRO Cleans Up Stained Materials When Delivering Water Removal Services in Parkland

If the water that spills in your Parkland home can be classified in the grey category, there is a high likelihood of soiling items such as carpets or upholstery. You might even worsen the problem if you attempt to clean the affected areas but use the wrong detergents.

When you engage a professional to handle the water cleanup in your Parkland property, you do not have to worry about patches and stains. The team SERVPRO sends to your property includes IICRC certified Carpet Cleaning Technicians who have all the resources and skills to manage stains, spots, and other stubborn soiling caused by water intrusion.

Water leaks that soil your property can be caused by:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking roof from storms

Resolving the soiling caused by a water spill “Like it never even happened,” requires several things, including a proper comprehension of the type of material affected and the category of substance involved, so our SERVPRO technicians pretest the affected materials first. That way, it is possible to choose the correct cleaning agent and method.

Typical cleaning approaches include:

  • Hot water extraction for carpets and fabrics
  • Bonnet carpet cleaning
  • Deluxe preconditioner

Appropriate drying procedures also help guarantee that stains do not develop when finalizing the cleanup. Our SERVPRO technicians expedite evaporation rates by positioning air movers around the wet areas of the property.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland is an experienced service provider offering water cleanup in all property types. Call us at (954) 973-4130 to ensure you get the anticipated results.

Historically, the Coral Springs Area Has Been Prone to Wildfires

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

palm trees burning People are often surprised to learn that wildfires occur in Florida. Always keep a watchful eye, and call SERVPRO for your fire damage restoration.

Nearby Fire Damage Restoration Services Often Come in Handy

Over the past forty years, the Coral Springs area has suffered at least twenty-five major wildfires. The city has been especially susceptible to these destructive events because of its proximity to the Everglades and the various volatile South Florida weather conditions that naturally foster fire ignition and proliferation. The western edge of the City of Coral Springs, located in Broward County, borders the Everglades' wilderness. So, western parts of the community are most often impacted by fires that rage through the bordering wildlands. The fires are generally spawned by the notoriously unpredictable and supercharged southern Florida weather. Lightning strikes, and sometimes airplane crashes usually ignite the blazes, and the area's infamously strong winds spread them.

Some of The Region's More Notable Wild Blazes

Of the twenty-five or more severe blazes that have scorched Broward County since 1981, six burned more than 40,000 acres. These infernos filled the air with chokingly thick smoke, hindered travel in the region, and threatened numerous area residents' homes. The names of these large raging fires were the:

  • "Deceiving" fire of April 1999 that burned 173,000 acres.
  • "Mud Fire" of May 1989, which charred 96,000 acres.
  • "Basshole" blaze that occurred in May of 1994 and torched 80,000 acres.
  • "Big Cypress" fire of March 1989 that burned 52,000 acres.
  • "Heat Fire" that started in June of 2006 and incinerated 49,500 acres.
  • "Oh No Fire" of February 1997 that charred 41,000 acres.

When wildfires like these occur, smoke and soot residues could enter and settle on surfaces around your home. These could cause ongoing odor issues and may even cause health effects. Even worse, stray embers from nearby blazes could land on your house and start new fires.

A Recent Wildfire Highlights the Region's Ever Present Wildfire Risks

In June of 2019, the Coral Springs area was threatened by an approaching fire from its neighboring wildlands. Started by a lightning strike and facilitated by an extended dry period and strong winds, the "Sawgrass Fire" burned nearly 50,000 acres. Its thick, black smoke hindered travel and fouled area homes with harmful airborne particles, settling residues, and unpleasant odors.

With all that said, your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland are always here to help you with your fire damage restoration efforts.

Why Should I Call SERVPRO for Help in Coral Springs?

When your Coral Springs home suffers fire damage, you want it cleaned up and restored the right way. At the same time, you want the work done as quickly as possible. It is for these reasons you need a locally-based, highly trained, and effectively equipped fire remediation service like SERVPRO that has:

  • Its resources based in town and is usually able to be onsite within four hours.
  • Technicians individually certified in Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning, and Odor Control.
  • State-of-the-art equipment like air scrubbers, ozone generators, upholstery, and carpet injection devices, and specialized foggers.

So, if your home ever requires fire damage restoration work, call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland at (954) 973-4130 for help.

Virtual Education for Future Homeowners in Parkland

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

2 story house with for sale sign in front New home owner? Keep SERVPRO's number handy for your emergency restoration needs.

Parkland’s First-Time Homebuyers Can Learn the Ins and Outs of Home Ownership

Few things are more exciting–and overwhelming–than becoming a first-time homebuyer, especially in a tranquil South Florida community like Parkland. Fortunately, an upcoming virtual workshop on January 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. strives to act as a comprehensive guide for first-time buyers.

This workshop, hosted by Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp., covers a plethora of topics essential for first-time homeownership, including:

  • An overview of the steps taken to become a homeowner
  • How to budget and what to look for when shopping for the perfect house
  • Having your home inspected before proceeding with a purchase
  • What purchasers need to pre-qualify for a mortgage
  • Closing a home sale and preventing foreclosure after purchase

Participants receive a First-Time Home Buyer Workshop certificate upon completion of the course and a counseling session. Registration is online, and an e-mail invitation will be sent to registrants on Friday, January 15.

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland performs various mitigation services, including mold removal, when Parkland homeowners call (954) 973-4130.

Kick-start your Holiday Shopping in Parkland as Temperatures Cool Down

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

A dispaly of vegatables on a table at the farmers market. If you have flood damage in your home, call SERVPRO for the restoration services you need.

The Parkland Farmer’s Market is Ideal for Outdoor Shopping and Social Distancing

Starting in November and through April, Parkland residents and its neighboring areas can enjoy the outdoors and support the local artisan community. Now that temperatures are dropping, it may be time for a stroll along with the over one hundred vendors who make up this exceptional collection of crafts and food. Most Sundays also feature a programmatic activity such as public safety, health and wellness, and the environment. Here’s what to expect when you visit-

  • Gourmet jams and preserves
  • Local crafts and artisanal jewelry
  • Homemade dips and hummus
  • Entertainment for the kids
  • Fresh produce

All who visit the Market are encouraged to follow social distance guidelines as recommended by health experts. Families are welcome and encouraged to join in presentations made by local community helpers.

Even as recent storms have caused some flood damage, the Parkland Farmer’s Market is resilient and will continue, weather permitting. SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland is just as reliable. Whenever you need restoration services from a professional team, you can call us at (954) 973-4130 and invite us into your home. Working together, we strive to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Why is a Professional Restoration Company Important after a Water Leak?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

standing water on hardwood floor Water damage happens. SESRVPRO knows how to dry and restore your home

Leaking Water in a Coral Springs Home May Leave Damage that Only a Professional Restoration Team Can Restore 

The threat of excess humidity when you live in Coral Springs is a matter of routine. In South Florida, weather conditions provide an ideal environment for mold to grow and moisture to seep into your home. By paying close attention to changes such as discoloration of your ceiling, unusual smells, and peeling paint, you can detect a problem before it becomes unmanageable. 

When you face water restoration needs in Coral Springs, you should reach out to SERVPRO for our expert opinion. When the physical integrity of your home and its contents are in jeopardy, only a specially trained crew can give you the expert advice and service you require to return your home to normal. Uninformed attempts at restoring your home could lead to further deterioration and a more significant loss. 

What are the steps a water restoration technician takes to restore a home?

Our trained SERVPRO technicians know that restoring a home after water damage requires a multi-level approach. Water extraction is not enough to protect your family from issues such as mold, so our team works diligently to take the necessary steps to eliminate any current threat and eliminate future risks. Among the actions we take include:

  • Setting up barriers to avoid the spread of mold throughout your home
  • Cleaning affected areas with specialized cleaners
  • Deodorizing your home as needed
  • Treatment with anti-microbial solutions 

Aside from drying and extracting water on structural elements, we also look at your personal belongings such as photographs and documents and explore whether specialized cleaning techniques are necessary. If so, we resort to methods such as freeze-drying to preserve your priceless memories. 

SERVPRO of West Coral Springs/West Parkland is available around the clock to help you in your time of need. Call us at (954) 973-4130 when disaster strikes and let our team be your best resource as we restore your home. Together, we can leave your house, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Can’t I Clean Up After a Small Electrical Fire in Coral Springs?

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage in property At SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

SERVPRO Has the Proven Fire Restoration Methods to Bring Your Coral Springs Home Back to Normal Once Again

While you may not give the electrical work in your home much thought until there is an issue, fires involving these systems are some of the most common. Rather than having an electrician come out after you try cleaning it on your own, SERVPRO has the industry knowledge on best practices for handling the restoration. We can make sure the interior of your Coral Springs home is back to preloss condition faster than any DIY methods can achieve. With our Commercial Contractor License, we can perform most repairs and replacements of structural elements and fixtures.

Why Do I Have to Worry About Further Dangers or Damage?

Even once the fire is extinguished, you run the risk of further damage and hazards trying to execute the cleanup on your own. SERVPRO can help with fire restoration in Coral Springs, especially addressing areas you may not have thought of. Some of the most common causes of electrical incidents in the home include:

    •    Overloaded circuits
    •    Faulty or old wiring
    •    DIY home electrical work
    •    Damaged power cables or devices

It is vital that you call SERVPRO as soon as possible to get started with the restoration process. The longer ash and smoke residue remain, the more damage may develop. The soot and smoke are acidic, which can lead to corrosion over time. These odors can permeate and become difficult to remove without invasive measures.

As part of our fire restoration efforts, we can clean your carpeting, upholstered furniture, walls, and other surfaces affected by smoke and soot residue. The goal is always to restore rather than replace whenever possible. Everything is deodorized and left to ensure your interior is “Like it never even happened.”

At SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! Call us 24/7 when you need our emergency fire restoration services at (954) 973-4130.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Coral Springs, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland today at (954) 973-4130 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

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

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Why Does Using a Professional Cleaning Company Make Sense?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home You can reach a member of our team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (954) 973-4130.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Water Removal Processes In Coral Springs

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

Minimizing Secondary Damages When Completing Water Removal Processes in Coral Springs

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Can Handle all of Your Coral Springs Emergency Restoration Needs

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

Fire Damage Restoration

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

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

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

Mold Remediation

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

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

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

Water Damage Restoration

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

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

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

Storm Damage Restoration

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

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

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

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

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

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

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

Mold Remediation After Water Loss in Parkland Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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