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How Often Floridians experience Hurricanes?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Storm clouds are seen over Miami as Hurricane Isaias approaches the east coast of Florida on Saturday. Photograph: Joe Raedle Hurricane seen over Miami

How Often Floridians experience Hurricanes


A Hurricane is a very strong storm that forms in the ocean and sometimes comes onto dry land, bringing winds and flooding that can be destructive and could cause devastation to shorelines and inland cities.

The location where Florida is located makes the state extremely vulnerable and exposed to powerful Storms. That’s the reason why residents and tourists must be vigilant and prepared during the storm season that goes from June 1st though November 30th

The most devastating Hurricanes to hit Florida were Hurricane Andrew in August of 1992, Katrina in August of 2005, Wilma in October of 2005, Irma in September of 2017 and Hurricane Michael in October of 2018.

The majority of storms form in the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico and typically one or two depressions make landfall in the United States every year. Florida and Texas are the most dangerous states with the most recorded hurricanes in history.

Therefore, it is extremely important that tourists be on the alert when planning a visit to Florida. As an added precaution everyone vising the state should consider downloading a reliable weather app like the American Red Cross or keep informed with the most updated forecast news before or during their trip.


What visitors should know when planning a visit to the sunshine state:

If you are planning on vising the state in the active Hurricane months of August, September or October you should consider reserving a hotel that offers refunds, cancellations or that allows you to change your vacation dates. You should also consider maybe getting travel insurance to guarantee you won’t lose your vacation savings. You should also consider bringing rain gear such as an umbrella when visiting Florida in those months, since thunderstorms are common across the state. However, if a tropical storm or hurricane does develop, you should have at least a general idea of how to stay safe and what to do if a storm makes landfall. If you're unable to evacuate, you'll want to shelter in place. Create a catastrophe kit as soon as possible so each person traveling has a minimum of three days’ worth of drinking water and non-perishable food items, plus batteries, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and a cellphone.

Please keep in mind that a Hurricane does not necessarily need to make landfall in order to ruin your plans. If a depression forms in the Caribbean, it does not necessarily need to make landfall to cause devastation to the coastal cities. Storm surges such as floods, strong winds, and rainy weather can cause catastrophic property damage. Even storms that are not categorized as Hurricanes can still cause lock downs or evacuations if the storm conditions worsen.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines/ West Miramar specializes in the cleaning and restoration of catastrophic events related to storm damage such as water and wind damage.

Now Serving:Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Southwest Ranches

For more information on how to stay safe contact us at 954-998-0600

How Often Floridians experience Hurricanes?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

How Often Floridians experience Hurricanes


A Hurricane is a very strong storm that forms in the ocean and sometimes comes onto dry land, bringing winds and flooding that can be destructive and could cause devastation to shorelines and inland cities.

The location where Florida is located makes the state extremely vulnerable and exposed to powerful storms. That’s the reason why residents and tourists must be vigilant and prepared during the storm season that goes from June 1st though November 30th

The most devastating Hurricanes to hit Florida were Hurricane Andrew in August of 1992, Katrina in August of 2005, Wilma in October of 2005, Irma in September of 2017 and Hurricane Michael in October of 2018.

The majority of storms form in the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico and typically one or two depressions make landfall in the United States every year. Florida and Texas are the most dangerous states with the most recorded hurricanes in history.

Therefore, it is extremely important that tourists be on the alert when planning a visit to Florida. As an added precaution everyone vising the state should consider downloading a reliable weather app like the American Red Cross or keep it informed with the most updated forecast news before or during their trip.


What visitors should know when planning a visit to the sunshine state:

If you are planning on vising the state in the active Hurricane months of August, September or October you should consider reserving a hotel that offers refunds, cancellations or that allows you to change your vacation dates. You should also consider maybe getting travel insurance to guarantee you won’t lose your vacation savings. You should also consider bringing rain gear such as an umbrella when visiting Florida in those months, since thunderstorms are common across the state. However if a tropical storm or hurricane does develop, you should have at least a general idea of how to stay safe and what to do if a storm makes landfall. If you're unable to evacuate, you'll want to shelter in place. Create a catastrophe kit as soon as possible so each person traveling has a minimum of three days’ worth of drinking water and non-perishable food items, plus batteries, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and a cellphone.

Please keep in mind that a Hurricane does not necessarily need to make landfall in order to ruin your plans. If a depression forms in the Caribbean, it does not necessarily need to make landfall to cause devastation to the coastal cities. Storm surges such as floods, strong winds, and rainy weather can cause catastrophic property damage. Even storms that are not categorized as Hurricanes can still cause lock downs or evacuations if the storm conditions worsen.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines/ West Miramar specializes in the cleaning and restoration of catastrophic events related to storm damage such as water and wind damage.

Now Serving:Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Southwest Ranches

For more information on how to stay contact us at 954-998-0600

There is water in my house, now what?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Floods in the home can become a nightmare and can result in a chaotic situation leaving occupants feeling helpless. Unfortunately, flooding in the home is a very common occurrence in Florida. Picking up the pieces after a flood can be overwhelming but taking the correct steps and putting in some hard work, can help restore your home back to normal very quickly.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar gives you a few tips to help you maintain safety for you and your family before you begin the cleaning process:

  • TIP #1: Always assume that flood water is contaminated, this way you are going to have a proper cleaning.
  • TIP #2: Prepare yourself with waterproof boots or waders and gloves.
  • TIP#3: Keep children and senior citizens away from flood water.
  • TIP#4: Disinfect after clearing away remaining water.
  • TIP#5: Throw away any food (including canned goods) that have been in contact with flood water.

Now, some information on how to get your home livable again and get rid of the water.

The first thing you will need to do is to remove water that is still in your home. This can be done with a shop-vac or water pump that is specifically designed to suck up water. You do not have any of those? Don’t worry, you can use buckets, this old-fashioned method is a great way to get rid of water. The important thing is to get as much standing water out of your home quickly and effectively.

Don’t forget to make sure that your home drains are clear of residues, any remaining water should be drained in an efficient manner.

The second step is Drying. After all the standing water has receded or has been removed, it is time to begin the process of drying your home and your belongings.  Florida has a lot of rain but also great sunshine most of the time. You can take advantage of this and let some of your household items to be dried in the sun outside your house.

Also, open windows and doors to let the trapped moisture escape, and if you have an indoor dehumidifier, it is the time to use it!  Fans are also a good option to put in the area, that would help speed the drying process.

Finally, look for trapped mud or water. Remove the mud you find and begin drying these areas immediately.  Your house should be completely dried before putting your belongings back in again.

We hope you find this information helpful. Flooding is a serious matter and should be treated as such. Remember, if this whole process is overwhelming for you, you can always contact SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar and we’ll take care of everything.

Remember SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar serve in the following cities: Pembroke Pines, West Miramar, South West Ranches, Hollywood.

We are your local restoration and cleanup company, and we are here to serve you! Please be safe and give us a call if there is anything, we can do for you.

SERVPRO OF PEMBROKE PINES / WEST MIRAMAR

Office: (954) 998 – 0600

Está Lloviendo en mi Oficina - Que Hago?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

fuga de tubería en el techo interior del edificio de oficina Podemos hacer que su negocio vuelva a funcionar con nuestra respuesta rápida.

Recuperamos Tu Negocio Después de Una Pérdida de Agua en Pembroke Pines

Cuando comienza su propio negocio, tiene mucho cuidado al elaborar su plan de negocios, al seleccionar su local y al equipar su espacio con seguridad y mercadeo en mente. Al considerar los riesgos potenciales, se prepara para la temporada de huracanes, para un robo e incluso para un incendio. Sin embargo, muchos de nosotros no pensamos en el daño que podría causar un sistema de rociadores y cuál podría ser el impacto en las ganancias de la empresa. Remover el agua es tan esencial como prevenir incendios.  Al ser empresario, necesita saber a quién llamar en caso de emergencia.

Las empresas de Pembroke Pines que necesitan servicios comerciales de remoción de agua pueden confiar en SERVPRO para que este incidente sea cosa del pasado. Cuando su vista solo ve documentos, muebles y decoración empapados, nuestros técnicos ya están planeando los próximos pasos para restaurar su negocio. Confíe en nosotros y comuníquese con nuestra línea directa las 24 horas al día, 7 días de la semana, tan pronto como perciba la emergencia. Nuestra flotilla se esfuerza por llegar rápidamente para minimizar el tiempo que sus pertenencias permanecen en el agua. Cada minuto perdido representa una pérdida potencial en sus ganancias.

Gracias al comercio electrónico y la ubicación de su empresa,  probablemente pueda reemplazar sus suministros de oficina y muebles en un corto período de tiempo. Las sillas, mesas, escritorios y artículos de oficina son fáciles de encontrar en Pembroke Pines, por lo que esperar estos artículos no debe retrasar la reapertura de su negocio. Sin embargo, sus notas, documentos, galardones y equipo electrónicos son únicos y cruciales para su negocio. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO puede utilizar varias técnicas que se centran en la restauración de documentos y dispositivos electrónicos. Con su ayuda, podemos identificar aquellos artículos indicados para el secado por congelador o el secado térmico al vacío, por ejemplo. La sublimación y el secado al aire juegan un papel esencial para preservar sus activos más valiosos.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines / West Miramar está a su servicio. Llamar al (954) 998-0600 es un paso que todos los dueños de negocios responsables deben tomar si tienen daños por agua. Entendemos cuán crítico es darle la bienvenida de nuevo a sus clientes, y dedicamos nuestros esfuerzos para lograrlo.  Como usted, queremos que se sienta como si nunca hubiera pasado.

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Who Can Help Me Sanitize My Pembroke Pines Home After A Flood?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician cleaning flood damaged room Thunderstorms and floods can happen any time in Florida. We have the equipment to handle your flood damaged home.

Pembroke Pines Residents Can Count on SERVPRO to Restore Flood Damage

Floods can happen at any time. We don't need to see a named hurricane for water levels to rise, and water bodies overflow into our homes. Once we take care of our basic needs, like food and shelter, it's time to enlist a professional company to help us restore our home.

Why Do I Need Experts to Help Cleanup My Home?

Floodwaters typically bring debris and bacteria into your Pembroke Pines home, most of which are invisible to the naked eye. At SERVPRO, we have the equipment necessary to combat the presence of bacteria. We also have industry-grade solutions and equipment to handle this issue. There are many reasons to trust our team, but here are just a few:

  • We use EPA-approved cleaning solutions to disinfect your home. These are applied while wearing personal protective equipment for our safety and yours.
  • Our Green Fleet has access to a variety of extraction methods, including truck-mounted and submersible pumps, as well as handheld extractors.
  • Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle the toughest jobs. Our understanding of the theory behind water cleanup and restoration gives us the knowledge to back up each of our action steps as we clean your flood damaged home.

SERVPRO of Pembroke Pines/ West Miramar is more than water cleanup and restoration company. We are part of our community and understand the challenges an unexpected flood can bring. Call us at (954) 998-0600 and let us into your home. By working together, we can leave it "Like it never even happened."

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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."

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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."

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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.

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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.

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