Recent Posts

SERVPRO Can Help Stop the Spread of Germs in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

closeup of virus SERVPRO uses EPA registered disinfectants to deep clean your property.

SERVPRO Can Help Stop the Spread of Germs in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar 

Need a Little Extra Help Cleaning to Prevent the Viral Spread? 

There has been a lot of media debate about how viruses spread. In recent weeks, we have all been learning more about what it means to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus. By following social distancing, limiting our exposure by staying inside and disinfecting, we all can play a role in keeping everyone healthy. There are things we can do to prevent viral spread in Pembroke Pines

Feeling Overwhelmed About How to Clean?

SERVPRO technicians are well versed in cleaning microbial infestations, bacteria, and viruses as well as mold in Pembroke Pines and West Miramar. Every member of our restoration crew, including the company owner, has training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We utilize our antimicrobial disinfectant services in high traffic and high touch areas. 

We Clean with You in Mind

  • When you call, we take the time to ask questions and address your concerns. 
  • Before our crew enters your home or office, our SERVPRO team leader assesses every situation and makes a recommendation to you. 
  • Whether it is just a wipe down and disinfectant applied to all high touch surfaces or a full application to walls, furniture, and equipment, we can customize the job. 
  • Germs and viruses can spread fast, but we are available to take your call and take care of your situation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.  

We can clean and disinfect your commercial property, public building, retail space, and warehouse. All of our cleanup practices follow the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities. Call SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar at 954-998-0600. 

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

We Get You Back In Business After A Water Loss In Pembroke Pines

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

Our air movers drying the flood in this building We mitigated the damage by removing the unwanted water and setting up air movers and dehumidifiers in this home.

It's Raining Inside My Office

When you start your own business, you take great care in crafting your business plan in selecting your location and in outfitting your space with safety and brand identity in mind. As you consider potential risks, you prepare for hurricane season, for theft and even for fire. However, many of us fail to think about the damage a sprinkler system could cause and what the impact could be on our bottom line. Water cleanup is as essential as fire prevention and insurance. You need to know whom to call in case of an emergency.

Pembroke Pines businesses needing commercial water cleanup services can rely on SERVPRO to make this incident a thing of the past. When you can only see documents, furniture, and decor dripping wet, our technicians are already planning the next steps to restoring your business. Place your trust in us and reach our24/7 hotline as soon as you are alerted to the emergency. Our Green Fleet strives to arrive quickly in order to minimize the time your belongings are standing in water. Every minute wasted represents a potential water cleanup in your books.

Thanks to the many retailers who serve their customers in record time, you can probably replace your office supplies and furniture in a short amount of time. Chairs, tables, desks, and supplies are easy to find around Pembroke Pines, so waiting for these items should not delay the reopening of your business. However, unique pieces of paper that hold your notes, legal requirements, academic achievements, and other accolades are often both irreplaceable and crucial for your business. The same challenge applies to electronics holding data pertinent to your operations and clients. Our SERVPRO team can come in wielding several techniques that focus on the restoration of documents and electronics. With your assistance, we can identify those items suitable for freezer drying or vacuum thermal drying, for example. Sublimation and air drying both play essential roles in preserving your most valuable assets.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is at your service. Calling (954) 998-0600 is a step every responsible business owner should take. We understand how critical it is to go back to business as usual as soon as possible, and we devote our efforts to that. Like you, we want you to feel, "Like it never even happened."

See more about Pembroke Pines.

Flood Water Removal Needed in Miramar Home

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Storm floods We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

How Our SERVPRO Team Handles Water Disasters in Miramar

Flood water removal cannot happen fast enough once it hits a house. The water frequently brings in sewage as part of the mess, and it is not safe to come into contact with unless protective gear gets worn.

A homeowner in Miramar needed flood water removal after flash flooding brought a large amount of sewage-tainted water into the house. SERVPRO techs advised the homeowner to avoid contact with the water and keep pets out of the loss area as well. 

Removal of Important Items

When the techs arrived on-site to begin the extraction of the water, the homeowner needed several things removed from the home he had concerns about leaving behind. When SERVPRO techs handle the restoration of a property, whatever is essential to the homeowner gets priority handling. The techs retrieved the files, jewelry, and lockbox the homeowner requested and continued the restoration process. A point of fact is that we NEVER handle any firearms or weapons in the possession of our customers.

Pretreatment of the Water

Upon arrival, it is standard for the techs to treat the water with antibacterial or antimicrobial agents to lessen the contaminants in the water they are handling. 

Removal Tactics 

When flood damage spreads to affect multiple rooms, the techs often deploy the truck-mounted pumps in tandem with portable pumps to remove the water most efficiently. When this type of moisture wicks into sheetrock, it requires removal and safe disposal as a class three biohazard.

Determining Controlled Demolition Needs

Not all of the water damage is visible. Where it is easy to see wet, buckling sheetrock, it is impossible to view underneath carpet and tile to see how much seepage occurred into the subfloor. SERVPRO techs utilize state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to ascertain the accurate scale of the damage inside the home. 

Drying Methods

The controlled demolition includes removal of carpet, tile, and hardwood floorboards as needed to open up the flooring for drying. The flood cuts that removed the damaged sheetrock allow for maximum airflow within the wall cavity. After drying, the techs wipe down the loss areas with professional-grade antimicrobials and ready the property for repairs to bring the home to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar at (954) 998-0600 stands ready to help local property owners with flood water removal and cleanup of the problems this issue causes and make the loss, "Like it never even happened."

See more about Miramar.

SERVPRO Delivers Successful Water Damage Results In Miramar

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Powerful Equipment and Well-Qualified Technicians Are Why SERVPRO Delivers Successful Water Damage Results in Miramar

Speed is critical when responding to a water loss in Miramar. The corrosive action of water harms both structural components and contents, some damage happening within minutes, and much more within hours and days. Even the most well-intentioned homeowner is unable to respond as quickly and effectively as our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians supported with our commercial-grade equipment, why you need to contact us.

Recovery Time Frame is Short
Water damage in Miramar can lead to mold growth and damage within 24 to 48 hours. Drywall and ceiling tiles are processed materials, created from cellulose and adhesive substances. They dissolve and crumble fast when wet, similar to how cardboard boxes lose their shape and ability to hold items when soaked. When we respond, our crews are scalable, why we can adjust the number of workers and the inventory of high-efficiency water extracting and drying equipment to achieve our goals swiftly.

Pack-Outs Save Contents and Decrease Structural Drying Time
If water damage occurs in a storage area or space with lots of furnishings, streamlining the recovery is why SERVPRO often recommends coordinating a full or partial pack out. We use a detailed and customizable Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to track your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions removed for processing or storage at our production facility. Our talented Contents Processing Technicians (CPT) are well versed in a broad range of strategies that help evaluate, clean, disinfect, and deodorize water-damaged items. Clearing the spaces of your home permits our on-site crews to work faster and more efficiently. Moving soaked contents out also has the immediate effect of lowering the ambient humidity.

Our Proven Track Record Inspires Confidence
More than a decade of impressive restoration results is why SERVPRO is one of the region’s water damage mitigation and remediation leaders. We are a constant constructive presence in the communities we serve. When we complete your water damage project, you can count on us to be here for any concerns or questions you have in the future.

Reliability and commitment to making your property clean, dry, and sanitary fast is why SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar is the company to call. Our number is (954) 998-0600, answered 24/7.

For more about Miramar click here.

Las Inundaciones Pueden Pasar en Cualquier Momento del Año

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Señora llamando a SERVPRO para fugas de agua en el hogar Después de que el agua se haya infiltrado en las habitaciones de su hogar, es necesaria una acción rápida.

¿Sabías Que Equipo SERVPRO Ofrece Servicios de Reparación de Daños por Tormentas en Miramar?

En el sur de Florida, generalmente pensamos en inundaciones con respecto a lluvias torrenciales o la temporada de huracanes. Sin embargo, las inundaciones también pueden ocurrir debido a un mal funcionamiento en las líneas de alcantarillado. A veces, las raíces llegan a las tuberías, o los desechos de su cocina, como el aceite y la grasa, pueden acumularse en las tuberías y terminar bloqueándolas. Su problema puede ser aún más grande si las líneas municipales están en mal estado y causan problemas en su vecindario. Si el agua se filtra en su hogar, debido a la lluvia o una obstrucción en su plomería, debe buscar atención professional para tratar el área afectada.

Los propietarios que enfrentan inundaciones en su casa de Miramar tienen la ventaja de estar dentro del área de servicio de SERVPRO. Nuestros servicios están disponibles las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana para ayudar a restaurar su hogar cuando ocurre una emergencia, minimizando el tiempo en que el agua puede causar estragos en sus pisos y muebles. Cuando se producen inundaciones, el agua exterior trae a su hogar innumerables microbios y desechos, los cuales pueden afectar gravemente su salud. Deje que nuestro equipo de SERVPRO trabaje diligentemente para eliminar el daño residual y devolver su hogar a su estado original.

Una prioridad al restaurar su hogar es devolver las lecturas de humedad a niveles normales. Nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO aplican los principios de higrometría para determinar esos niveles de humedad y monitorear nuestro progreso hasta alcanzar el nivel deseado. Cuando usamos bombas y otros equipos de extracción, nos aseguramos de que cada superficie alcance individualmente un nivel de humedad apropiado. El propietario promedio que intenta extraer agua de la casa rara vez tiene las herramientas sofisticadas necesarias para obtener lecturas precisas de la humedad en el aire.

A medida que logramos la extracción, también trabajamos en un plan para desinfectar su hogar y evitar la proliferación de microbios. En SERVPRO, sabemos que limpiar y desinfectar con soluciones aprobadas por la EPA es esencial para este objetivo. Nos enfocamos no sólo en limpiar su propiedad personal, sino también en llegar a subsuelos, paredes y otros elementos estructurales en riesgo de convertirse en un ambiente propicio para el moho y otros organismos.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar es su aliado cuando se producen inundaciones. Llámenos al (954) 998-0600 y deje que nuestro equipo de expertos lo ayude a restaurar su hogar. Juntos, podemos dejarlo como si nunca hubiera pasado.

Haga clic aquí para más información de Miramar.

Did You Know That Team SERVPRO Offers Storm Damage Remediation Services in Miramar?

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

flooded bedroom After water has infiltrated the rooms in your home, quick action is necessary. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Flooding Can Happen Any Time of Year

In South Florida, we usually think of flooding around torrential rains or hurricane season. However, flooding can also occur due to a malfunction in your sewer lines.  Sometimes roots make their way into your pipes, or your kitchen waste such as cooking oil can build up on your pipes and end up blocking them. Your problem may be even more significant if municipal lines are in disrepair and causing trouble in your neighborhood. If water is seeping into your home, because of the rain or of a clog in your plumbing, you need to seek professional attention to treat the affected area.

Homeowners facing flooding in their Miramar home have the advantage of being within aSERVPRO service area.  Our services are available 24/7 to help restore your home when the emergency happens, minimizing the time in which water can wreak havoc on your floors and furniture.  When floods occur, outside water brings into your home countless microbes and debris, both of which can severely affect your health. Let our SERVPRO crew work diligently in removing the residual damage and return your home to pristine condition.

A priority when restoring your home is to return moisture readings in your home to normal levels. Our SERVPRO technicians apply the principles of hygrometry to determine those humidity levels and monitor our progress towards reaching this threshold.  As we use pumps and other extraction equipment, we make sure that each surface individually reaches an appropriate humidity level. The average homeowner attempting to extract water from the home rarely has the sophisticated tools designed to have accurate readings of the moisture in the air.

As we achieve the extraction, we also work on a plan to disinfect your home and avoid the proliferation of microbes in your home.  At SERVPRO, we know that cleaning and disinfecting with EPA-approved solutions is essential to this goal. We focus not only on cleaning your personal property, but also reaching sub-floors, walls, and other structural elements at risk of becoming a breeding ground for mold and other organisms.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar is your ally when flooding occurs.  Call us at (954) 998-0600 and let our expert team help in restoring your home.  Together, we can leave it “Like it never even happened.”

Click here for more information about Miramar.

Avoid Delays When Dealing With a Commercial Flood Damage Situation in Pembroke Pines

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

flooded office with computers Regardless whether your office, waiting room or reception area was flooded, one call to SERVPRO gets you the water removal help that you need.

Understanding how Kitchen Equipment can affect Commercial Flood Damage Restoration in Pembroke Pines

Understanding how a business works on a structural level is essential to performing any commercial restoration task. Our experience is built on years of working with commercial clients in a variety of different businesses. As the owner or property manager of a busy kitchen, it is likely that you face water emergencies at some points. These may be the result of faulty appliances or structural deficiencies that lead to massive amounts of water entering your business. Often, these may only be realized out-of-hours, at a point when your kitchen is due to open or at the end of service. 

Our commercial flood damage restoration technicians are based here in Pembroke. SERVPRO runs an urgent out-of-hours service for business clients that need instant results and restoration to avoid revenue losses. You can contact us anytime day or night to arrange service, and we have technicians on-call throughout the night and early morning to begin the mitigation and restoration tasks your business needs to run smoothly. We are proud of the technician roster that boasts a tremendous amount of experience in dealing with small commercial clients in the public service industry. 

Commercial buildings can be challenging to restore because of the variety of mechanical systems. Consider your kitchen. There may be gas appliances, chimneys, air-exchange systems, ventilation shafts as well as electrical fixtures. All of these elements can affect the drying process because they create negative, positive, or neutral air pressure. A kitchen exhaust, for example, can have a detrimental effect on dehumidification or air-moving systems that SERVPRO uses to speed up drying times. 

A drying system that we commonly use to combat residual moisture after flooding is to create an air exchange. Wet air forms a barrier above surfaces that slows down evaporation and raises relative humidity. SERVPRO technicians may use air moves to remove moist air barriers and ensure that surfaces dry as quickly as possible. In addition to air-movement, we may decide to use dehumidifiers to control relative humidity and create the ideal conditions for drying. We monitor the progress of these systems every twenty-four hours and take care to raise awareness of the potential adverse effects of operating kitchen exhausts, electrics, or oven hoods. 

Drying a property quickly and efficiently requires the experience of working within particular commercial structures and business models. Contact SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar at (954) 998-0600.

Click here for more information about Pembroke Pines.

Su Mejor Guía Para la Reparación de Daños Causados Por el Agua en Pembroke Pines

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Mujer tratando de detener la fuga de agua de la tubería del fregadero Ya sea un problema de plomería o una tormenta, las inundaciones deben tratarse de inmediato.

Proteja Sus Pisos del Agua

El daño causado por el agua puede tener causas distintas.  Puede venir como resultado de un huracán o fuertes lluvias, o por un aumento en los niveles de agua alrededor de su hogar. También puede ser el producto de un problema de plomería o un aparato defectuoso. Cualquiera sea el caso, la restauración de su hogar es el objetivo final después de un derrame de agua, independientemente de su tamaño y origen. Para una restauración completa, es mejor comunicarse con un servicio professional acreditado que conozca las complejidades de extraer agua de una manera que minimice su pérdida y evita complicaciones futuras.

Cuando su hogar en Pembroke Pines se encuentra con daños del agua, y necesita asesoramiento, SERVPRO es su mejor opción. Nuestros técnicos están certificados por el Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), donde aprenden sobre las últimas y óptimas técnicas para controlar y eliminar los daños causados ??por el agua. Todo lo que necesita hacer es llamar a nuestra línea directa las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana e invitar a nuestro equipo de expertos a llegar a su hogar y aplicar sus conocimientos. Al aprovechar nuestra experiencia, resuelve su situación actual y evita complicaciones como el moho y las bacterias, que pueden proliferar si las áreas afectadas no están completamente secas.

Quizás uno de los problemas más difíciles cuando su casa está bajo el agua, es la de preservar sus pisos. Si tiene alfombras, acción rápida es esencial para minimizar el tiempo de exposición al agua. Cuanto más tiempo esté mojada su alfombra, más difícil será restaurarla. Al incorporar nuestras bombas montadas en camiones, así como bombas sumergibles y varas de extracción, nuestros técnicos de SERVPRO tienen opciones para extraer agua rápidamente y mitigar la amenaza de moho. Conocer la importancia de secar la parte superior e inferior de la alfombra es clave para prevenir problemas. Si tiene pisos de madera, también es vulnerable a los efectos del agua. Una vez más, nuestro personal de SERVPRO llega a su hogar equipado con herramientas diseñadas para extraer la humedad excesiva y evitar que sus pisos se deformen. 

Independientemente del tipo de materiales presentes en su hogar cuando ocurre la emergencia, SERVPRO of East Pembroke Pines está listo para atenderlos a todos. Llámenos al (954) 998-0600 lo antes posible y déjenos salir de su casa, "Como si nunca hubiera pasado."

Haga clic aquí para más información de Pembroke Pines.

Our Experts Discuss The Destructive Properties Of Soot In Your Hollywood Home

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

soot damaged property No matter how we can help, you can count on our SERVPRO of East Pembroke Pines team to respond 24/7 when you call (954) 998-0600.

Destructive Properties of Soot After Hollywood House fires

While many Hollywood homeowners can appreciate soot being one of the challenging products of combustion in the house, few recognize what makes this residue and airborne contaminant so hazardous for those attempting to remove it on their own. Fire losses can be overwhelming enough without misinformation about the origins of soot and how it can affect your house and its occupants.

Before any homeowner can appreciate the need for restoring this fire damage in Hollywood residences, it is essential to understand the hazard itself. Soot is the product of incomplete combustion of fuels like wood, oil, and other materials. Because so many homes have wood flooring, framework, and supports, the production of soot is a situation that our SERVPRO fire restorers must overcome. While the inspection and mitigation of your property should occur by our trained professionals, it is simple to determine the presence of soot residues by looking for dark black accumulations in the damaged areas of the property.

Acidic Composition
Because of its acidic foundation, soot particles settling onto a surface can damage the material even without agitation or improper cleaning techniques. Soot can erode or mar surfaces, causing them to require replacement or refinishing by our SERVPRO professionals responding to the threat.

Staining
Cleaning up soot residues is a crucial element to restoration and mitigation of fire losses in area homes, and our technicians can help by choosing the appropriate product and technique based on the severity of the soot residue and the material affected. Improper cleaning can smear the material’s surface and irreparably stain it in many cases.

Health Effects
As soot is microscopic, aerosolized particles can get inhaled by those without personal protective equipment like respirators. These toxic particulates can cause health effects for DIY restorers, but we can utilize tools like air scrubbers to begin filtering out airborne soot.

Soot is one of the most considerable obstacles for restoring technicians responding to a fire loss in your home. No matter how we can help, you can count on our SERVPRO of East Pembroke Pines team to respond 24/7 when you call (954) 998-0600.

For more about Hollywood click here.

Your Best Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Pembroke Pines

2/9/2020 (Permalink)

water damage on flooring Whether it's a plumbing issue or storm related, flooding needs to be dealt with immediately. Contact SERVPRO right away for water removal.

Protect Your Flooring From Water Damage

Water damage has many different looks. It can come as the result of a hurricane or heavy rains or a rise in water levels around your home. It can also be the byproduct of a plumbing issue or a faulty appliance. Whatever the case may be, restoring your home is the ultimate goal after a water event, regardless of its size and origin. For a full restoration, it is best to reach out to a reputable professional service that knows the intricacies of extracting water in a way that minimizes your loss and prevents future complications.

When your home is in Pembroke Pines, and you need water damage advice, SERVPRO is your go-to resource. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), where they learn about the latest and optimal techniques to control and eliminate water damage from your home. All you need to do is call our 24/7 hotline and invite our expert team to arrive at your home and put their knowledge to good use. By tapping into our business acumen, you resolve your current situation and avoid complications such as mold and bacteria, which can proliferate if the affected areas are not completely dry.

Perhaps one of the most challenging issues, when your home is underwater, is that of preserving your floors. If you have carpeting, swift action is essential to minimize the time of exposure. The longer your carpet is soaked, the harder it is to preserve. By bringing in our truck-mounted pumps, as well as submersible pumps and extraction wands, our SERVPRO technicians have options to extract water quickly and mitigate the threat of mold. Knowing the importance of drying both the top and bottom of the carpet is key to preventing problems. If you have hardwood floors, you are also vulnerable to the effects of water damage. Once again, our SERVPRO staff comes to your home equipped with specialized tools designed to extract excessive moisture carefully in order to avoid buckling of the floors.

Regardless of the type of materials present at your home at the time of a water incident, SERVPRO of East Pembroke Pines is ready to address them all. Call us at (954) 998-0600 as soon as possible and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

Click here for more information about Pembroke Pines.