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Sewage Backup in Pembroke Pines Business?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A public restroom is shown. We respond to sewer backup emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Sewer backups can happen at any time. Commercial businesses rely on SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar to arrive quickly and restore the damage with minimal disruption to employees and customers. Here are the three classifications of contaminated water:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: “Gray Water”

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category two water may include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with some urine but no feces, or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us!

When your Pembroke Pines business needs sewage cleanup restoration services, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 954-998-0600. We’ll restore your sewage damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Generator Safety Tips for Miramar?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A home use generator is powering a home during a power outage. We are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation in Broward County.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar restores storm damage throughout the year in Miramar. Using a generator when the power goes out can be dangerous. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross on avoiding carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning when using a generator:

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace, or any partially enclosed area
  • Keep these devices outdoors, away from doors, windows, and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors
  • Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent CO buildup in the home. Although CO can't be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to total incapacitation and death. Even if you cannot smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. If you start to feel health effects while using a generator, get to fresh air RIGHT AWAY - DO NOT DELAY.
  • Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide
  • Test the batteries frequently and replace when needed
  • If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door

Call Us Today!

When your Miramar home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Intrusion Prevention Tips for Pembroke Pines?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A dark water stain can be seen on the ceiling of a home. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Sewer backups can happen at any time. Commercial businesses rely on SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar to arrive quickly and restore the damage with minimal disruption to employees and customers. Here are the three classifications of contaminated water:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: “Gray Water”

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category two water may include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with some urine but no feces, or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us!

When your Pembroke Pines business needs sewage cleanup restoration services, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 954-998-0600. We’ll restore your sewage damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm-damaged Business in Pembroke Pines?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A roof has been damaged and is tarped-up. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Hurricane season brings strong winds and tropical storms, which can cause property damage. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center’s website tracks and monitors active storms.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar responds to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Our technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore commercial storm damage quickly and efficiently.

Disaster Recovery Teams

We are also part of a national network of over 1700 franchises. Disaster Recovery Teams are strategically located throughout the country to respond to large-scale events and disasters. Along with more recent national wildfire and flooding events, our Disaster Recovery Teams have also been mobilized to:

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Call Us!

When your Pembroke Pines commercial business or home needs storm damage cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 954-998-0600. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Protecting Your Miramar Home From Hurricane-Force Winds?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Palm trees are being blown about in a storm. We are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation in Broward County.

Do you know that winds over 60 miles per hour can cause damage to your home or commercial business? These strong winds can send debris flying through the air, potentially harming you and your loved ones. SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has been restoring storm-damaged homes and businesses in the West Miramar area for years. We know that our fast response time saves our customers time and money. Here are some tips for protecting your home from hurricane-force winds from The Weather Channel:

Wind Facts

  • Winds don’t have to be hurricane-force to do serious damage
  • Winds above 60 miles per hour can do damage
  • Winds can put stress on a structure
  • Winds can send debris flying and crashing into your home

Things You Can Do Leading Up To A Storm

  • Trim or remove dead, damaged, or rotting trees, and limbs
  • Bring any loose patio furniture, dog houses, sports equipment, trash cans, and grills inside or anchor them
  • Make sure downspouts and gutters are securely attached to your house

Call Us!

When your Miramar home or commercial business needs storm damage cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Hoarding Fire Risk in Hollywood?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A pile of junk is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Broward County.

Hoarding in Hollywood?

No one knew how dangerous the house had become until it was too late. The first responders had a tough time entering the home to extinguish the fire because the doors were blocked by hoarding clutter. SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Hollywood. We also provide hoarding cleanup and restoration services. Here is some helpful information about hoarding from the National Fire Protection Association:

Why Hoarding Increases Fire Risks

  • Cooking is unsafe if flammable items are close to the stove or oven
  • Heating units may be too close to things that can burn. They might also be placed on unstable surfaces. If a heater tips over into a pile, it can cause a fire.
  • Electrical wiring may be old or worn from the weight of piles. Pests could chew on wires. Damaged wires can start fires.
  • Open flames from smoking materials or candles in a home with excess clutter are very dangerous
  • Blocked pathways and exits may hinder escape from a fire

Call Us!

When your home or commercial business needs hoarding cleanup or fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600. We’ll restore your fire damage in Hollywood, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Shower Pan Problem in Pembroke Pines?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

A shower head is turned on. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Broward County.

Do you know when you last inspected your shower pan? A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) reported that homes more than twenty years old were 37 percent more likely to have water damage involving a shower, and more than half of these claims involved a damaged shower stall.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has a team of water restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. We have been responding to water damage emergencies for years in Pembroke Pines. Some shower pan water damage could have been prevented by annual inspection and maintenance to identify any small, potentially damaging issues before they became a bigger problem and a bigger repair. Here are some tips from the IBHS for maintaining your shower pan:

Inspect tile and grout every six months, paying attention to loose or cracked tiles or cracked and crumbling grout lines. Repair as needed.

Test the shower pan annually by:

  1. Blocking the drain
  2. Fill the shower stall with about one inch of water
  3. Use a pencil to mark the waterline
  4. Leave the water standing in the shower pan for 8 hours
  5. If the water level decreases, contact a plumbing professional

Call Us!

When your Pembroke Pines home has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewer Backup in Southwest Ranches?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A toilet is shown in a bathroom. We have the specialized training to safely mitigate contaminated water in Broward County.

Southwest Ranches Residents Need to Know

Do you know that sewer water is categorized as “category 3 black water?” Blackwater contamination is grossly unsanitary and may contain dangerous viruses and bacteria, and should always be mitigated by trained professionals. SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment to mitigate this type of water damage safely and efficiently.

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • If left untreated can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow: toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces or dishwasher overflow.

  • It May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

When your home or business has a sewer backup or toilet overflow emergency, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600. We’ll restore your sewer water damage in Southwest Ranches, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Cleaning Services in Miramar?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

An office complex is shown. We provide a full range of deep cleaning services for Broward County businesses.

Property Managers Nightmare in Miramar

The tenants left in the middle of the night. The unit couldn’t be rented in its current state. I’m not sure what they took with them because there was stuff everywhere. My boss told me to call SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar. They have the specialized training to mitigate and restore hoarding situations and are certified to provide deep cleaning, deodorizing, and sanitization services that a typical cleaning service can’t do.

When the team arrived, they removed and disposed of all of the contents that were left in the unit. They cleaned the apartment from the ceilings to the floors. They cleaned the carpets and windows, light fixtures, and kitchen appliances. In no time the apartment smelled great and was rentable again! I also found out they provide a full range of commercial deep cleaning services:

  • Air Ducts
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors, and Walls
  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Call Us!

When you need commercial cleaning services that go beyond what a routine janitorial service can do, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 954-998-0600. We’ll deep clean and restore your Miramar business, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Water Damage in Miramar?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Sandbags are shown.  We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services in Broward County.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has been restoring storm damage for families and businesses in Miramar for years, and we know that our fast response time is key to reducing the potential for further damage in many cases. Here are some tips from our website on things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

When you need emergency storm damage restoration services for your Miramar home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.