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Is Bleach Safe to use on Mold?

6/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Bleach Safe to use on Mold? Do not Use Bleach Call SERVPRO for proper Mold Remediation.

Is it ok to use bleach on mold, in place of conducting a proper mold remediation?

No!

For one thing, IICRC Mold Remediation Guidelinesaccording to the IICRC:

People use bleach to "kill" mold.  Most importantly, the IICRC emphasizes that even dead mold spores (also referred to as "non-viable" spores) remain toxigenic and allergenic. While it is true that if a person kills spores (something that we shouldn't assume is happening), the good news is those spores will not grow. However, if the dead spores retain their toxic and allergenic properties what is the point of killing them? Remediate them fully -- remove them using the proper containment techniques that prevents cross-contamination to surrounding areas.

Fire Damage: Insurance and Restoration

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage: Insurance and Restoration Don't Let Your Money Go Up In Flames After a House Fire in East Coral Springs---Call SERVPRO

Fire damage in East Coral Springs can be a devastating event. Once your property has been impacted by a fire, hiring a high-quality fire damage restoration service is important. To ensure that you can get a professional service you need and deserve, browse through these tips and tricks outlined in this quick reference guide courtesy of SERVPRO.

Request a Referral From Your Insurance Company. The best way to find the ideal fire damage restoration company is through a referral. Who has dealt with these restoration companies more than your insurance company? Ask your agent or adjuster for a referral and chances are SERVPRO will be at the top of the list. Past experiences of cooperation and coordination of the fire damage restoration process make the project easier to expediently complete while keeping costs down. If a claim is involved, we can provide an estimate complying with insurance industry guidelines. This step is also advantageous because it ensures that SERVPRO and your insurance provider can work together throughout the remediation process. Less stress for you through a difficult time.

Ensure That TheFire Damage restoration Company Can Handle Your Needs. After a house fire, water pooling from the extinguishing efforts could be causing secondary structural and furnishings damage in yourEast Coral Springs home. Another step you should implement to find the right restoration services is determining whether the company can handle your specific needs. Standing water must be extracted immediately before, during, and after the assessment of damages has been provided to you, if the level of damage is extensive
• HVAC system cleaning: removal of smoke odor and soot and moisture
• Debris removal: burnt or water-logged. Cleaning of items, and possessions on location or at our headquarters. Our IICRC-certified technicians will provide you the high quality fire damage restoration services you require with empathy.
• Extensive drying: water extraction by pumps, and wet-vacs, air movers, and dehumidifiers finish the drying, then checked with meters, final documentation that the structure is dry. Help prevent mold growth.
• Structural rebuild: restore fire damaged building materials when possible, replace when necessary. Keeps the cost and repair time down. 

Once the fire in your home in East Coral Springs has been extinguished, get together with your insurance adjuster and SERVPRO. We will take the stressful burden from you and provide fair, expedient, and cost-effective results. Our goal is to get you back home as soon as possible. We will also have a final walk-through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction.

What steps to take in a Fire

6/20/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What steps to take in a Fire When you have residential fire damage issues in East Coral Springs, SERVPRO of East Coral Springs will be there to help.

Call SERVPRO to Restore the Fire Damage to Your  Property

Your home has been on fire, and the fire trucks have just left. Several things are going through your head during this very confusing time. Fire damage is not what you planned on at this time in your life. You have been watching the brave men and women of the fire department work saving your home, throwing many gallons of water and foam on it. You know there is going to be trouble getting it back into shape, and you are not exactly sure of the appropriate steps to take. 

The first step to take is not to head in to start the cleanup you know needs to be done immediately. The fire department can notify the authorities that your home is now uninhabitable. There are dangers such as ceilings may be coming down, and walls might not be up to the job of holding things up right. The floors may not be stable enough either. 

The first call you need to make, from your friend's house or your cell phone, is to your insurance company to get them started on helping you, financially. The next call should be to a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO. We can come running as we know the importance of getting started immediately to help preserve what can be saved and restore those things that can't be. 

The first thing that is noticed, by anyone who can enter the house, is the smell. It is a mixture of wet things, soot, smoke and any gasses exposed because of burned synthetic materials. This bad air must be removed from the home so that our technicians can come in and get to work for your benefit. They eliminate this air by setting up large air movers or fans that can evacuate this air from the home and generate air circulation that works wonders to remove floating materials as well as the odors that you do not want to remain. 

While the air is being cleaned out, our trained, experienced personnel make a complete inspection of the house. We go into every area, after it is certified to be relatively safe, and locate destruction done by the fire, the water and locate the presence of any activated mold due to all of this moisture in the house. 

We remove the water and construction elements that were on fire and anything that has soaked up too much water to be useful. Dehumidifiers can be placed to help in the evaporation of the moisture left, and deodorizers also help sweeten the air a bit. 

The actual restoration is the replacing of anything that was torn out due to fire, water or mold. A complete repainting of all surfaces and a complete top to bottom cleaning and sanitizing of the entire house will be implemented as needed. There is a lot to this and a company like SERVPRO specializing in this field knows their stuff. 

If you have had fire damage in your East Coral Springs home, call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs at (954) 725-6400 to have all of your issues addressed appropriately and rapidly.

Faster to your East Coral Springs] Water Damage Event

6/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your East Coral Springs] Water Damage Event Water heater in East Coral Springs Home blew up letting out more than 50 gallons of water throughout all the hallway and bedrooms nearby.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Coral Springs provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of East Coral Springs arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –(954)725-6400

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of East Coral Springs

SERVPRO of East Coral Springs specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Hurricane Season 2016

5/31/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ofCoral Springs/Davie specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Coral Springs/Davie Smoke and Soot Cleanup

4/25/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Coral Springs/Davie Smoke and Soot Cleanup Fire Damage

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Restoring Your East Coral Springs Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/25/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your East Coral Springs Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event We are ready to get you back on your way!!

Flooding and water damage events at Coral Springs/Davie commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

When Storms or Floods hit Coral Springs/Davie, SERVPRO is ready!

4/19/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ofCoral Springs/Davie specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Does Your Coral Springs/Davie Home Have A Mold Problem?

4/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Coral Springs/Davie Home Have A Mold Problem? Does Your Coral Springs/Davie Home Have A Mold Problem?

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Coral Springs/Davie 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/18/2016 (Permalink)

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?