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Outdoor Patio Heater Safety Tips for Miramar Businesses?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

A propane patio heater sits outdoors. We respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar restores fire damage for Miramar businesses each year. The National Fire Protection Association has issued new safety tips for the commercial use of propane patio heaters as follows:

For patio heaters that use integral LP-Gas containers with a capacity greater than 1.08 lb. (0.49 kg), NFPA 1 requires that the heaters be listed by an organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).

Propane heaters need to be used in accordance with their listing and manufacturer instructions. Prior to using a propane heater, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for information such as the following:

  • Necessary clearances from the heating element
  • Proper ventilation required
  • Proper inspection, cleaning, and maintenance procedures
  • Lighting and shutdown procedures
  • Where the heater can and cannot be used (for example, heaters cannot be used in enclosed locations)
  • Procedures for properly storing heaters

The restrictions for using propane heaters are based on the occupancy in which they are used. For example, in assembly occupancies, such as restaurants with fifty or more occupants, heaters cannot be located within five feet of the exits. Regardless of where they are used, if a heater uses propane hoses, they must be as short as possible, visible, and protected from damage.

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When your Miramar business or home has fire damage, our Pembroke Pines and West Miramar team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Wind-Damaged Home in Miramar?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

A broken patio umbrella is on the ground after a wind storm. We respond to storm damage emergencies every year in Broward County.

Our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar restores storm and wind damage every year in Miramar. Here are some tips The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers this information for protecting your home from wind damage:

Fortify Your Roof

Your roof is your first line of defense in a high wind event. Re-adhere any loose shingles and consider impact-resistant shingles when installing a roof. Install roof strappings to anchor the roof framing to the wall framings so the wind can’t lift your roof off your house.

Trim or Remove Dead, Damaged, or Rotting Trees and Limbs

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed regularly. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

Secure Objects Outside the Home

Loose shingles, your dog’s house, trash cans, and sports equipment can be picked up by the wind and cause damage to your home. Secure outdoor objects like patio furniture, gutters, and downspouts.

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When strong winds damage your Miramar home or commercial business, our Pembroke Pines and West Miramar team will restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Cooking Fire Damage in Pembroke Pines Home?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Flames shoot high into the air during stir-frying over a stove. We respond to fire damage emergencies every year in Broward County.

Our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar restores fire damage every year in the Pembroke Pines area. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), kitchen fires are more common than other types of home fires. Here are some home cooking safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Be on alert! Don’t use the stove or stovetop if you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire (oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains) away from your stovetop

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 7: Restoration

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When your Pembroke Pines home or commercial business has fire damage, our Pembroke Pines and West Miramar team will restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Very Happy Water Damage Customers in Pembroke Pines?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Five gold stars sit on a desk next to a cup of coffee and pen and paper. We use powerful extraction equipment to remove water quickly in Broward County.

Our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar aims for five-star reviews for every customer we serve. Our employees are required to undergo initial and continuous training and education to stay up-to-speed on the latest technological advancements and best practices. Here is a Google review that describes what Pembroke Pines customers can expect from us:

“Marlene and her staff are the real deal. They are really knowledgeable and professional. From start to finish, they made the water remediation seamless and accommodated me and my family. They came in and brought me so much ease and relief in such a frustrating situation, and they got the job done timely and successfully. I can tell Marlene centers her company’s objective to put the client’s needs first while also getting the job done efficiently and effectively as possible. And that’s exactly what they did. I hope no one has to deal with water damage or any damage to their home, but should this happen to you, please call SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines. They will take good care of you and get the job done.” Martina Daniels

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When your home or commercial business in Pembroke Pines has property damage, our Pembroke Pines and West Miramar team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke Odor in Pembroke Pines Rental?

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

A home with a for rent sign is shown. We use various equipment and techniques to remove smoke odor from buildings in Broward County.

Our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar understands the science behind smoke odor removal. Here are some of the methods we may use to remove smoke odor:

Air Scrubber or Filter

  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber, or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier can capture larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator

  • An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging

  • Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

  • A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification

  • Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor

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When you have any smoke odor in your Pembroke Pines rental unit, commercial business, or home, our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Causing Power Outage in Pembroke Pines?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

A student studies by candlelight during a power outage. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

For years, our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar has been restoring storm damage in Pembroke Pines. Here are some tips for preparing for a power outage from the American Red Cross:

Create a support network. Identify people who can help you stay at home or evacuate during an extended power outage. Keep a paper copy of your contact list.

Stay connected and alert. Sign up for alert systems and apps for text alerts. Have communication devices that work without home power, including a crank or battery radio, a non-cordless home phone, chargers/batteries for your cell phones and your computers.

Stock food and water. Store non-perishable food and water supplies for at least two weeks. Plan to use coolers and ice to extend food refrigeration and keep a thermometer in the fridge, freezer, or cooler to monitor the food temperature.

Know and plan for your personal and medical electrical needs. Take an inventory of your electrical needs. Consider backup and non-power alternatives for lighting, communication, medical devices, refrigerated medicine, cooking, garage doors, locks, and elevators. Discuss a plan with your doctors for your medical needs.

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When you have storm damage in your Pembroke Pines home or commercial business, our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will My Fire Damage in Miramar be Restored?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

A firefighter is onsite to extinguish the flames of a house fire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar uses the same seven-step process to restore fire damage for all of our customers:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

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When you need help restoring fire damage in your Miramar home or commercial business, our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Crime Scene Cleanup Services for Pembroke Pines Businesses?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

A gas station and convenience store are shown. We clean and restore crime scenes in Broward County.

The robbers were apprehended and arrested, but now my gas station convenience store in Pembroke Pines was a mess! After the police did their investigation and report, I was left with the aftermath of a robbery. We had a broken window, and store merchandise was trampled all over the floor.

Our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar is trained and certified to clean and restore crime, trauma, and accident scenes by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Trauma and crime scenes can leave behind blood and other biohazard contaminants that can cause serious illness. Our technicians have the equipment and protective gear needed to safely clean and restore trauma and crime scenes. Crime scene investigations leave behind fingerprint and evidence-gathering chemicals that are difficult to remove without the right cleaning agents. Our technicians follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and protocols.

 Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

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You never know if you will need crime scene of trauma cleanup and restoration services for your Pembroke Pines commercial business or home, but if you do, our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Family Keepsakes and Contents Restoration Services in Miramar?

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

A view of a hand-cut crystal chandelier. We provide a full range of contents restoration services in Broward County.

Whenever possible, we work to “restore” versus “replace” your damaged belongings. Our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar is trained and certified to clean and restore items damaged by fire and water by the nonprofit Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

We use over six different cleaning methods to restore water-damaged belongings in Miramar. When you have damaged belongings that require restoration, we will pretest every item to determine the best cleaning method to restore the item to pre-damage condition. Here are some of the cleaning methods we may use:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned 
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product 

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You never know if you will need our contents restoration services for your Miramar home or commercial business, but if you do, our local team in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar is Here to Help. ®Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Damage From Storm in Pembroke Pines?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Walls in a home are covered in mold. We mitigate and restore mold damage in Broward County.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has been remediating mold damage for residents and businesses in Pembroke Pines for years. When you discover mold growing in your home or business, it is often a symptom of excess moisture or hidden water damage. SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar will locate the source of the excess moisture and address the issue while the mold remediation is being done to discourage the mold from returning once the job is complete.

Here is a recent Google review from one of our customers:

“Marlene Sienkiewicz and her crew, lead by Jose, was nothing short of amazing. Marlene was at my home within an hour of my calling SERVPRO Pembroke Pines/West Miramar earlier this week to request an estimate on the remediation of mold that had been detected in my garage A/C closet. I had a very reasonable estimate within a few hours, as well as a commitment from Marlene that her crew would be at my home the following morning to begin the work. Jose and the crew arrived on time and jumped right into the remediation process. They were responsive to my many questions and informative to a fault throughout this somewhat stressful situation. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend SERVPRO Pembroke Pines/West Miramar, Marlene, Jose, and crew. This team is exceptional.” D Newman, Pembroke Pines

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Franchises are independently owned and operated.