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Quality, Efficient Water Damage Help for Plantation Properties

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

technician removing water damage from a kitchen floor When water damage affects your home, SERVPRO of Plantation is “Here to Help!”

Contact SERVPRO for Water Damage Assistance in Plantation

Water damage remains one of the more prevalent issues in commercial businesses and residential properties across the country. There are many causes of water-related issues, with many going undetected for a period. Some excess water and increased moisture within your Plantation property may come from flooding and heavy rains. You may also have internal problems with a burst or leaking pipe, issues with ill-fitted fixtures, and a significant spill not appropriately handled. The overall extent of the damage could be deceiving, so having skilled technicians from SERVPRO on the job ensures all water damage gets addressed accordingly.

Many homeowners become tempted to tackle water damage in Plantation using DIY methods. However, hiring professionals gives you the added assurance nothing gets overlooked. Someone with an untrained eye trying DIY water cleanup could mean secondary damage develops, including the onset of black mold and mildew growth. Our IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) at SERVPRO have the experience and access to the best equipment to handle all kinds of residential and commercial water-related incidents.

The Best Reasons to Hire Trained Technicians to Address Water Damage

Not only do you want results, but there are also many advantages when you hire the SERVPRO crew for water removal services and restoration, including:

  • Hidden water damage and leak detection – A significant challenge with water issues is knowing the full extent of the damage. The water seeps into porous building materials like wood, drywall, and insulation. Our technicians know how to follow the water’s migration path so we can ensure no moisture is left. We pinpoint and tackle the root cause of the issue to keep the water problem from coming right back.
  • Industrial grade tools, equipment, and cleaning agents – Our vehicles in the SERVPRO Green Fleet bring everything we need to address your water damage. Some pieces we may have packed up for your project include shop vacs, air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and EPA-registered antimicrobials.
  • Proven methods and rapid response to foster quality results – After your initial call to our customer care team, we mobilize a crew to head out to your location within hours. The situation gets a full assessment so that we can begin extractions and water mitigation efforts.

Will Professional Water Restoration and Cleanup be Expensive?

There is a common misconception that professional water restoration is excessively costly. However, by cutting loss, saving time, and ensuring you do not have a recurring problem, we save Plantation residents overall. Our SERVPRO team makes it “Like it never even happened” while using the restore versus replace methodology. Please remember:

  • Our Green Fleet arriving quickly for water mitigation keeps moisture from further penetrating building materials. The longer you wait, it can bring on extensive secondary damage with various hazards.
  • You can avoid the need to restore secondary damage, content loss, and substantial structural issues with a single call to SERVPRO.
  • We always work to restore items using cleaning and drying methods rather than replacing them whenever possible.

Any Water Emergency Fixed with SERVPRO’s Help

There is no project we cannot handle, and we can scale with our warehouse filled with all the equipment our technicians need. Even a spill from an overflowing bathtub or a hidden leak under your kitchen cabinets can fester and cause more harm over time. We get in and ensure you have the results you need. We even care for proper restoration documentation, so you have all the paperwork necessary to file your insurance claim!

Get in touch with our team whenever you need help with water damage by calling SERVPRO of Plantation/Sunrise SE. Request help online or call our customer care team at (954) 280-8282. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Use Trusted Plantation Fire Damage Restoration

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

Sponge removing soot damage on a ceiling Smoke damage and fire damage can cause significant damage to your Plantation home. Count on our SERVPRO team to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Helps Plantation Residents with Fire Damage Cleanup

Tragedies involving fire at homes and businesses occur every few minutes in the United States. It is no wonder that area Plantation residents worry and prepare in the event of such an emergency. Should you have a fire in your home or commercial building, rebuilding as quickly as possible gets you back on your feet. Amidst the confusion and sense of loss, damage also worsens the longer it gets addressed. SERVPRO’s fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) know best practices for managing all water/moisture, soot, and charred debris left behind. We want all area business owners and residents to know they can call us 24 hours a day for emergency restoration to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO: Because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

Fire emergencies happen without warning, over holidays, weekends, and at night. The great news is that SERVPRO can have a team at your door in as little as four hours or less to handle your fire damage in Plantation. We take special consideration for all kinds of residue and soot deposits present, the condition of all contents, the level of charring, and safety concerns for structural components. The efforts we put forth for restoration bring your property back to its preloss state so you can resume life without lingering reminders of the fire emergency.

What Happens During House Fire Cleanup and Controlled Demolition?

SERVPRO acts fast to develop a plan for your project, working to restore rather than replace whenever we can. We often use specialized methods, cleaning protocols, and industrial equipment to return your soiled materials and smoke-damaged items to pre-fire condition.

Many fire events mean various building materials like subflooring, flooring, drywall, panels, carpeting, and others require a complete replacement. With controlled demolition, we pinpoint areas that need restoration to salvage what we can, saving time and money. With the help of trusted area contractors and vendors, we ensure each area gets restored and finished to be “Like it never even happened.

During this process, some of the steps that may get taken include:

  • Paint and sealant application
  • Marble, tile, hardwood, and linoleum flooring repair
  • Carpet cleaning or removal and replacement
  • Drywall cleaning or removal and replacement
  • HVAC cleaning followed by sealant application
  • Furniture and specialty item restoration
  • And more

SERVPRO Streamlines All Processes for You to be Fast and Efficient

After a fire at your Plantation property, you must request help online or call our customer care team. The initial contact is where we go over details of your property and the fire event, gathering all necessary information so we can get your project in motion. The team mobilizes and gets dispatched to your door in four hours or less.

Once we arrive and first responders give the green light to enter, the crew chief inspects the areas to assess the level of charring and integrity of structural elements and works to select the proper process and equipment to begin restoration. If necessary, we also have alternative power and staging available if the electricity is out at your property.

You can expect:

  • Tarping and board-up services – We cover doors, damaged roofing, and other holes to protect the interior of your home or business from vandals, vermin, and the elements.
  • Water removal services – We address all chemicals or moisture left from fire-fighting efforts, so nothing gets left behind to cause further damage.
  • Contents cleaning and restoration services – We inspect items to determine salvageability, often separating everything into piles for disposal or cleaning. Some items may also get packed and inventoried for storage until we finish restoration.

With all your fire damage needs, SERVPRO of Plantation/Sunrise SE is there to ensure it gets done right the first time. Call us at (954) 280-8282 or request help online at your earliest convenience.

Mold Damage Cannot Wait in Plantation

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

Technician applying plastic sheeting in a mold damaged home Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the mold damage in your Plantation home.

Hire SERVPRO Mold Damage Cleanup for Plantation Properties

Whether you have a home or sizable commercial property in Plantation, mildew and black mold infestations are the type of problem many people do not see coming. You could spy a patch or two of mold around showers and tubs, but if you see colonies growing on ceilings or walls, this points to a more significant problem. Proper mold remediation is challenging, making it a task you never want to do as a DIY. Possible hazards and structural damage could occur wherever mold starts to colonize. To remain safe and get results, hiring SERVPRO for proper mold cleanup will make your property Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Why Call Skilled SERVPRO Technicians for Mold Damage in Plantation?

Our SERVPRO team includes IICRC-certified and highly trained specialists who use the best methods and equipment to correctly complete mold damage in Plantation. Are you still unsure about calling for professional remediation assistance? If you see one or more of the following, we can be there to help in as little as four hours:

  • Any visible mold patches that develop on ceilings, walls, under cabinets or carpeting, and more.
  • Musty, strong odors that come about within your home or business.
  • Excessive humidity within the building.
  • A recent issue with the plumbing or water-related emergencies that may not have gotten addressed quickly enough.

Why Not Attempt Mold Cleanup as a DIY?

Whenever someone without the right equipment, protective gear, or training tries their hand at mold cleanup, you open up the door for further damage and a host of possible hazards. Many people also fail to realize that mold is everywhere inside and outside the home, making it impossible to eradicate. Companies and products that claim mold removal are false. Instead, hiring professionals will ensure the safest, most efficient process for cleanup.

Both commercial and residential properties have a range of organic materials, including wood, carpeting, paper, cotton, and more. Mold thrives and colonizes whenever you have a catalyst such as excessive moisture, higher temperatures, and organic food sources. Our IICRC-certified technicians understand how mold works and know how to address all situations in the safest manner possible.

Facts About Mold that Many People May Not Realize

There are many reasons that mold remediation is challenging, including:

  • Mold is often difficult to find to the untrained eye. You may also have a hidden leak in your plumbing behind walls, under your flooring, or beneath cabinets.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and can quickly become airborne. The tiny spores latch onto our clothing, hair, pets, and other items on your property. Mold can even come through open windows and travel through your HVAC ductwork.

SERVPRO is available to handle your mold issue with care. We put suitable containment measures in place while we work and do our best to keep spores from dislodging and traveling into unaffected areas of your property.

Why Can You Trust SERVPRO for Quality Mold Restoration?

We have a team of SERVPRO technicians who have undergone immense training, certification, and hours of experience on mold remediation projects. We know and understand mold characteristics and how to address them efficiently and safely to keep them from returning immediately. We have a process that usually includes:

  • Assessment and thorough inspection to determine the source of moisture.
  • We look at all impacted areas to see where mold has spread, any materials that might be salvageable, and whether or not there is structural damage.
  • Our team then carefully cleans mold, including patches within your ductwork, behind walls, under carpeting and cabinets, or above your ceiling panels.

SERVPRO of Plantation/Sunrise SE is the team you need on the job when you require help with mold damage. Reach out and call 24 hours a day at (954) 280-8282 to mobilize a crew. You can also request assistance online at your earliest convenience.

Plantation Storms Call for Rapid Water Removal

11/14/2022 (Permalink)

Storm warning sign Whenever water builds up outside, the chances are good that it will make its way inside. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to restore your home.

Call SERVPRO 24/7 for Storm Water Removal Services in Plantation

There is much more than high winds and flying debris to worry about whenever storms roll through the Plantation area. Whenever you have a tremendous amount of water building up outside, the chances are good that it will make its way inside. As a homeowner, you must know that your flooring, stairs, walls, and ceilings can take on water during a storm. SERVPRO is here to assist with professional stormwater removal services and restoration to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why is stormwater removal necessary after Plantation weather events? Any stagnant water within your property creates potential hazards and costly damage to building materials and interior contents. If floodwater comes in through your ground floor, it also harbors a wealth of possible contamination like silt, natural debris, chemicals, fecal matter, and vermin.

There are Several Areas Where Moisture Could be Hiding

During a storm-related flood, water entering the home means countless areas where moisture could be hiding. Some places you may not suspect include:

  • Underneath cabinets
  • Behind appliances
  • Under and around baseboards
  • Beneath the carpeting or flooring
  • Inside your furniture
  • Behind walls and more

We Get to Work ASAP

Water removal services are essential should you have storm flooding on your property. SERVPRO arrives with powerful pumps, extractors, and other tools to begin pulling up standing water fast. At the same time, we set up airflow technology and dehumidifiers to restore relative humidity (RH) throughout your home. Moisture detection tools also allow us to find any areas of hidden moisture so nothing gets left behind.

In areas with localized flooding, we may dry it faster by putting containment measures up to surround the wet materials. Our IICRC-certified technicians know how to mitigate water damage best and work on restoration and cleaning so that you have peace of mind no bacteria or moisture lurks to cause further issues.

Do you need help with stormwater removal? SERVPRO of Plantation/Sunrise SE is the team to call! Reach us 24/7 by dialing (954) 710-8544 for emergency service, and we will send out our Green Fleet as soon as possible.

SERVPRO Performs Commercial Water Removal in Plantation Properties

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO experts in equipment sign SERVPRO commercial damage restoration services are top-notch. We are ready 24/7 365 days a year to help you out.

Commercial Water Removal in Plantation Requires Expert Help

After water invades your commercial property, the time you take to commence its removal is critical. Water might ruin things like supplies or stock required for normal operations. Acting fast is critical regardless of the water source or the damage's size.

Water extraction is one key step in restoration since it limits the damages imparted on your property. Prompt commercial water removal in Plantation properties helps ensure that the structures, contents, and equipment don't have much time to absorb water. On the other hand, delaying the restoration process increases the cost and time required to recover fully.

As a commercial property owner, SERVPRO would advise you that the team you pick to handle water removal has the following qualities, among others:

  • The restorers should be able to work closely with your insurance provider to offer you a stress-free claims process.
  • The technicians should be highly-trained and licensed by the local authorities on restoration services and are confident in handling water damage, regardless of the severity.
  • They should have advanced technological equipment for better moisture detection in the building to perform an efficient job.
  • They should also be insured to carry out restoration services.

Commercial property owners need to contact service providers who are sure to perform a quick and clean job without interrupting the stability of the business. This is the main reason that SERVPRO has assembled a team available to you at any hour of the day.

Our water removal process comprises two main approaches: water extraction and evaporation. Due to the energy-intensive evaporation process, SERVPRO uses its commercial water extraction units, like portable pumps, to extract as much water from your property as possible.

Our SERVPRO team uses psychrometrics to measure the amount of moisture in the air and to ensure the air is dry enough for damp materials to dry fast during the drying process. To dry the air, we control the temperature and use drying equipment to control humidity levels.

Efficiency and speed ensure your commercial property returns to its preloss state quickly, and no revenue is wasted. Contact SERVPRO of Plantation / Sunrise SE for assistance at (954) 280-8282.

Water Restoration in Plantation Homes Calls for Professionalism

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Handle Water Restoration in Plantation

In your house, many emergencies can occur and lead to water damage, including burst pipes, water heater failure, leaking dishwasher lines, and sump pump failure. After these mishaps, the standing water does not take long before it starts ruining the furniture, the drywall, and the flooring, among other items.

Water and moisture can also initiate the colonization of your house by mold. SERVPRO has assembled a team of fully trained restoration professionals to help you conduct water restoration in your Plantation home. We understand that water damage repair entails more than simple drying and cleaning. That's why we ensure our technicians are well versed in drying porous materials like carpets, furniture, and drywall, to avert potential structural damage and foul odors fully.

For your safety, SERVPRO advises a regular inspection of the following locations:

  • Plaster
  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Insulation
  • Floor coverings
  • Framing
  • Electrical wiring
  • Appliances
  • Pipes
  • The HVAC system

SERVPRO can work closely with your insurance provider through our contents claim inventory service (CCIS). It offers detailed content listings of questionable, non-repairable, and repairable items for insurance firms by unbiased parties. We can thoroughly document the damages that your contents and property have accrued, which involves taking pictures before commencing the restoration process, during, and after completing the task at hand. We can record details about all content items with handheld scanners and bar codes. Our team can also prepare sketches and create drying logs for an accurate and faster claim.

The water causing the damage determines the amount and types of bacteria and mold your house might contain. Our SERVPRO technicians can sanitize the home and its contents immediately after our drying and mold remediation process. We can also use a hand pump-up sprayer to apply disinfectants or antimicrobials to the affected areas. This helps kill mold and its spores so that the mold does not grow back after the repairs.

For an efficient water restoration process in your house, contact SERVPRO of Plantation / Sunrise SE at (954) 280-8282. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Can Conduct Mold Remediation in Your Sunrise Home

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO if you suspect mold in your home, give us a call sign Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. We have all the equipment and experience needed for your home.

Mold Remediation in Sunrise Requires Professionals

Mold has adverse effects on the structural integrity of your house and the quality of its contents, which creates a huge menace to homeowners. Mold has also become a component that homebuyers and sellers frequently inspect. There is also the possibility of some restorers taking advantage of you since some types of molds can be critical.

You can count on SERVPRO to get out of this mess unscathed. We have qualified professionals who perform mold remediation in Sunrise homes. When hiring the team to handle your mold problem, some of the things that should determine your decision are:

  • Wearing safety gear when dealing with mold. SERVPRO requires this with all of our technicians.
  • Professional equipment like HEPA vacuums, air scrubbers, and commercial-grade dehumidifiers might not be available to the regular handyman.
  • The remediators who carry out the restoration process should be able to help you cut costs and save time.
  • As far as experience goes, it is good to go for companies with over ten years of experience in the restoration business.

After sealing the area mold has affected, our SERVPRO technicians can remove the mold physically from its source, after which we use air exchange techniques and air scrubbers with HEPA filters to clean the air of mold spores that become airborne. This process effectively replaces moldy air with fresh air using simple ventilation setups or even the more sophisticated negative air pressure controls, suitable for bigger tasks.

SERVPRO usually discards porous and moldy building materials like insulation, baseboards, and drywall since they are impossible to restore and inexpensive to replace. We can then apply antimicrobial products to eliminate the remaining mold before using an encapsulant or sealer to ensure that treated areas exhibit more water and mold damage resistance. The sealer also helps to control odor.

For comprehensive mold remediation in your home, contact SERVPRO of Plantation / Sunrise SE at (954) 280-8282. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Role of Dehumidifiers in Plantation Water Damage Recovery

8/13/2022 (Permalink)

lgr dehu in a bathroom SERVPRO positions LGR low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers to eliminate excess moisture and humidity during water damage restoration in Plantation.

Managing Humidity During Water Damage Cleanup

Because water exists in many forms when restoring and cleaning your home after a disaster, responding recovery professionals must prepare to manage different states efficiently. For humidity and environmental moisture, dehumidifiers are typically the preferred option.

Why Are Dehumidifiers Used?

Humidity can be a substantial obstacle to water damage in Plantation homes. To regulate airborne moisture grains and regulate these conditions for faster water removal and drying, our SERVPRO professionals deploy various types of dehumidification units.

Refrigerant Dehumidification

By pulling moist air through the machine and over refrigerated coils within the unit, the water grains in the environment return to a liquid form and fall into a collection tray for removal. Refrigerant units can be used in smaller applications and combined with other dehumidification approaches for added moisture removal capability.

Desiccant Dehumidification

Desiccants operate differently than refrigerant units because they focus more on absorption than condensation and water collection. By pulling moist air through a membrane in the machine, desiccant dehumidifiers can exhaust dry air back into the workspace to increase the drying production. These are ideal for Large Loss restoration projects, as trailered units can influence multiple wet areas simultaneously.

Establishing a Constant Moisture Level

Moisture can be one of the more challenging obstacles to restoration and recovery, especially when it overwhelms the environment making drying a more significant challenge. Because wet conditions in the house seek a balance, wet goes to dry areas and spreads farther in the residence without intervention. Our SERVPRO team works quickly to slow this effect through:

  • Barriers
  • Air movers
  • Portable heaters
  • Containment equipment

Regulating environmental moisture content is an essential aspect of successful water damage management. Our SERVPRO of Plantation / Sunrise SE team can help return your property to preloss conditions after emergencies. Give us a call today at (954) 280-8282.

Improving Air Quality Amid Fire Damage Cleanup in Sunrise Homes

8/13/2022 (Permalink)

soot buildup by HVAC ceiling register, sooty walls Plantation house fires can degrade IAQ. SERVPRO can wipedown and remove sooty deposits from surfaces and clean the HVAC system.

Better Air Quality During Fire Damage Recovery

There are multiple phases of fire damage recovery after a disaster. Early in mitigation and restoration, it is essential to improve air quality for safer cleanup and to make the living areas safer for house occupants not displaced by the emergency.

Creating a Safe Start for Fire Mitigation

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the first considered aspects of restoring fire damage in Sunrise properties. Creating a safer environment for responding technicians is vital as volatile atmospheric conditions in the household can be hazardous. Filtration is the safest option to mitigate airborne contaminants and particulates causing an issue for the structure.

The Contaminants Possible

Understanding what threats exist in the environment ensures that SERVPRO professionals arrive with the needed tools to help. After a fire is extinguished, smoke solids and soot particles are the most prevalent air threats. These particulates can be hazardous for those exposed, mainly due to their corrosive and carcinogenic nature. Improving IAQ also protects exposed building materials where these particles might come to rest.

Tools to Improve IAQ

Improving air quality can happen in several steps and stages. One of the first objectives is to remove physical contaminants circulating throughout the property by placing HEPA 500 air scrubbers in several house areas. As air is pulled through the unit, contaminants as small as 0.3 microns are trapped in the sophisticated filtration system in these machines.

Aiding with Post-Fire Malodors

Air quality also describes lingering effects like malodors. Strong smells from combustion and burning can be a challenging post-fire condition to remove. Even with surface cleaning and debris removal, additional actions will be needed to neutralize smells entirely. Our robust inventory of deodorization equipment includes:

  • ULV foggers
  • Thermal foggers
  • Ozone machines
  • Hydroxyl generators

Fires present many obstacles for our experienced SERVPRO of Plantation / Sunrise SE professionals. Our team works to mitigate loss and rapidly protect what matters most. When fires affect your home, call us at (954) 280-8282

Cleaning Up Plantation Attics After Flood Damage and Storms

8/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Plantation Attic Flood Damage Is Serious

Intense storms can have a detrimental impact on roofing systems. When vulnerabilities exist, runoff and floodwater can find their way into attics and eventually the living spaces of your home. SERVPRO can help clean up water damage and repair the damages storms can cause your property.

Assessing Roof Damage and Immediate Needs

Before SERVPRO can address attic flood damage in Plantation homes, our professionals must assess and evaluate structural compromise to exterior elements like the roof. We can patch or use temporary tarping to stop any continued water flow into the structure, allowing restoration professionals to begin work inside the attic on cleanup, drying, and disinfection.

What Is at Risk in the Attic?

Several materials are likely to be damaged within the attic by intruding floodwater. Insulation, roof underlayment, trusses, and flooring can all be significantly damaged by prolonged moisture exposure. SERVPRO professionals must assess the condition of these items to determine where controlled demolition and build-back might be needed.

Thorough Drying Approaches

As you might expect, flood recovery hinges greatly on any effort to dry impacted structural elements. Non-porous materials and situations where attic flooding is not considered a contaminant, many drying tools get used in this confined space. Some of these include:

  • Air movers
  • Portable heaters
  • Negative pressure machines
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Drying mats

Experienced Contractors to Help

Our general contractor license is an advantage of choosing SERVPRO to help restore your home after flooding. Because severe weather, floods impact so many houses, and hurricanes, having experienced building professionals on the roster makes a difference in how we approach restoration and how fast residences are returned to owners in preloss condition. We can quickly transition from cleanup to build-back, which is especially important when areas like the roof and attic are affected.

Flood damage can happen to any area of your house, but when the attic is affected, it can be a particularly challenging situation. Many depend on the experience and fast response of our SERVPRO of Plantation / Sunrise SE team to help. Call us today at (954) 280-8282.