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Lightning Strikes in Miramar?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning bolts hit the ground during a storm. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Miramar residents can rely on SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar to mitigate and restore storm damage 24-hours a day. Thunderstorms and lightning can happen at any time of the year in Miramar. Here are some general facts about lightning from the University of South Florida:

  • Lightning's unpredictability increases the risk to individuals and property
  • Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as ten miles away from any rainfall
  • "Heat lightning" is actually lightning from a thunderstorm too far away from thunder to be heard. However, the storm may be moving in your direction
  • Most lightning deaths and injuries occur when people are caught outdoors in the summer months during the afternoon and evening
  • Lightning strike victims carry no electrical charge and should be attended to immediately. Most people struck by lightning are not killed but are injured significantly.
  • Your chances of being struck by lightning are estimated to be 1 in 600,000 but could be reduced even further by following safety precautions

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Space Heater Fire in Hollywood?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A closeup of a space heater is shown. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Hollywood residents rely on SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar to restore fire damage. Some use space heaters to take the edge off of a chilly night. Here are some heating equipment safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe and fire-damage-free this winter season:

If you are using a portable heater:

  • Make sure the heater has an automatic shut-off so if it tips over, it shuts off
  • Keep anything that can burn, such as bedding, clothing, and curtains, at least three feet from the heater
  • Plug portable heaters directly into wall outlets. Never use an extension cord or power strip
  • Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.

If you are using a fireplace:

  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out and starting a fire
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace
  • Before you go to sleep or leave your home. put the fire out completely
  • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Store the container outside at least 3 feet from your home.

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Responsive Team in Pembroke Pines?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

The speedometer of a vehicle is seen while driving at night. We arrive within four hours of your call for help in Broward County.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar aims for five-star reviews from every customer we serve. We know that our fast emergency response time is key to our continued success. We follow the one-four-eight-hour rule. This means:

One hour: we will respond to your call within one hour or less

Four hours: we will be onsite within four hours of your call

Eight hours: we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

Here is a recent Google review from a happy customer:

“Marlene was awesome! She was in charge of the crew. They were on time and did a great job with
mold issues and water damage. They left fans and dehumidifiers and were diligent upon returning to check in them. The crew worked in a timely fashion and cleaned everything up. Marlene gave me her phone number and answered whenever I called. She was great. This is one of the best companies I’ve ever done business with!” Diane Ligi

Google Rating: Five stars

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

Services: Mold removal, water damage cleanup

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Problem in Miramar Business?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is seen growing in a corner. We remediate mold damage for businesses in Broward County.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar specializes in commercial mold mitigation and remediation. Franchise owner, Morena Fenero, is licensed in Florida to identify the different types of mold strains and is certified in mold remediation. The humid climate of Miramar provides the perfect conditions for mold to flourish. Her team is highly trained and certified to remediate mold.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

You may have a mold problem if you smell a musty odor that you cannot place or have had water damage recently. Any water leaks or excess moisture issues will be addressed to minimize the chance of the mold returning after being remediated. Miramar business can rely on us to identify, mitigate, and remediate mold infestations quickly.

Mold can become visible in as little as 48 to 72 hours and spread quickly to other parts of the building. The mold feeds on organic materials like upholstery, carpet, drapes, drywall, wood, and paper products, so we will work quickly to help prevent its spread to other parts of the structure.

Call Us Today!

When your Miramar commercial business or home has a mold problem, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your mitigate and remediate your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Disaster Discussions in Miramar?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A parent is talking to their child. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar restores storm damage for Miramar residents throughout the year. Severe weather and other natural disasters can happen at any time and with little advanced warning. Being prepared for disasters also includes preparing our children for them. How we respond in emergencies will inform how our children react. Here are some tips for speaking with your children during a disaster from the American Red Cross:

Feelings of fear are healthy and natural, but in a disaster, your children will be looking to you for clues on how to act:

If you show alarm, your child may become more scared, seeing your fear as proof that the danger is real.

If you seem overcome with loss, your child may feel their losses more strongly.

If you can demonstrate that you feel calm and in control, your child may feel more confident and better able to cope in a disaster situation.

A Child Who Feels Afraid Is Afraid

Your child may experience the emergency as being bigger than it actually is. Children’s fears can be increased by their imagination, and you should take these feelings seriously. Your words and actions can provide reassurance; be sure to present a realistic picture that is both honest and manageable.

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hidden Water Damage in Pembroke Pines?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Paint is blistering on a wall.  We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Hidden leaks in walls and ceilings can become bigger issues if they are not discovered and restored quickly. Some common symptoms of hidden water damage include blistering paint, water stains on walls or ceilings, cracking walls, and mold or mildew that keeps coming back after being cleaned. SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar restores water damage for Miramar residents throughout the year. We use advanced technology, equipment, and techniques to locate, extract, and dry areas damaged by water.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Recent advances, like infrared cameras, help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us Today!

When your Miramar home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damaged Home in Pembroke Pines?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A person is caulking around a window. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Broward County.

Have you inspected your home’s exterior lately? The severe storms and strong winds that are common in Florida can cause structural damage, so it is a good idea to inspect your home and make repairs as needed. Many forms of water intrusion can be minimized or prevented by properly maintaining your home’s exterior. SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar restores water damage for Pembroke Pines residents every year.

Repair and protect your home’s exterior to prevent water intrusion.

  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged, and aging shingles and make necessary repairs
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof

Call Us!

When your Pembroke Pines home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Infestation in Miramar Home?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on a wall. We are trusted leaders in mold damage remediation in Broward County.

Do you have a musty smell in your home you can’t place? If you have recently had water damage or have had leaks from recent rain, you may have mold growing inside your walls. Mold damage is a widespread problem in Miramar. SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar’s owner, Morena Fenero, invests heavily in training for her team. Morena is a certified Mold Remediator in Florida (license #MRSR3086) and specializes in mold identification and remediation.

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us Today!

When your Miramar home or commercial business has mold damage, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

High Wind Damage in Pembroke Pines?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

A garage door is seen on the front of a modern house. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Broward County.

SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Pembroke Pines. Thunderstorms and hurricanes bring strong winds that can cause damage to homes and businesses. Strong winds can cause damage to garage doors when they bash into them, causing the door to buckle and break under pressure. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shares these steps for protecting your home from wind damage:

  • Inspect your garage door to make sure it can withstand strong winds and have reinforcing supports installed if necessary
  • Cover doors and windows to prevent broken glass and damage from flying debris. Consider installing storm windows.
  • Inspect your roof and make sure that at least six nails or staples hold down each shingle beneath the edges of the overlapping shingles. Install a waterproof underlayment under the shingles to prevent water from entering the structure if the wind blows the shingles off the roof.
  • Remove trees too close to the home
  • Make sure your rain gutters and downspouts are secured to the house and are in good working order
  • Anchor potential projectiles like furniture, grills, and small objects

Call Us!

When your Pembroke Pines home or commercial business has a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600. Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

A light bulb is turned on in a wicker lampshade.

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A light bulb is turned on in a wicker lampshade. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Broward County.

Do you know that more electrical fires occur during the winter months than at any other time of the year? SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar has been restoring fire damage for Miramar homes and businesses for years. Here are some electrical fire facts from the National Fire Protection Association:

Electrical fire facts
  • From 2014 to 2018, electrical distribution or lighting equipment, such as wiring, lighting, cords, and plugs, was involved in an estimated average of roughly 34,000 (10 percent) reported home structure fires per year. These incidents caused an average of 470 (18 percent) civilian deaths, 1,100 civilian injuries (10 percent), and $1.4 billion (19 percent) in direct property damage annually.
  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment ranked first in direct property damage, and third among the major fire causes in the number of home fires, fourth in home fire deaths, and tied for third in home fire injuries 
  • Wiring and related equipment accounted for 7 percent of all home fires and nine percent of all home fire deaths
  • Cords or plugs were involved in only one percent of home fires but seven percent of the deaths
  • Extension cords dominated the cord or plug category

Call Us Today!

When your Miramar home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Pembroke Pines/West Miramar is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 954-998-0600.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.