Fire Demolition Services
Following A Fire
If your home has suffered fire damage, it could be a total loss in specific areas. While you might still want to go through these portions of your home with a professional to determine all of your options, there are circumstances in which certain conditions make conventional restoration efforts impossible. The only solution in these cases is a rebuild of the affected areas.
Our SERVPRO staff has seen significant fire damage like this to Coral Springs homes, and have experience with preparing your home for new construction. While our niche is not rebuilding your damaged home, we can help to both preserve areas that are able to be restored as well as provide demolition services to make these irreparable portions of your house ready for the work of a residential construction contractor.
The process is most often a controlled demolition, meaning that skill and patience are paramount. Limiting total destruction of structural components wherever possible allows for new construction efforts to ultimately cost you less and to be done more quickly. Our SERVPRO professionals have the proper tools to limit the spread of the damage and to focus their entire efforts on just the portions of your home that require reconstruction. The finished product from this process leaves clean surfaces that are ready for new materials, whether this is walls of your home, your flooring, or even your roof.
The demolition process can be performed simultaneously with the restoration efforts to less critically damaged areas of your house. Choosing one restoration company prevents having to seek the services of multiple businesses, and helps to build a report between our technicians and homeowners to ensure that work happens to your exact specifications.
Demolition is unavoidable in the wake of some fires, but having the right professionals overseeing the process can mitigate your financial losses and hasten the construction to rebuild the worst of the damages. If you are dealing with the aftermath of a devastating fire, call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs today at (954) 725-6400.
Commercial Duct Cleaning
Why Clean Air Ducts?
Answer: Because they get dirty!
In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:
- occupants with allergies or asthma
- cigarette or cigar smoke
- water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
- home renovation or remodeling projects
Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.
Top Benefits of HVAC Cleaning
NADCA’s rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your air ducts look dirty, they probably are,” and that dirty HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Below are some other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system are the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out.
Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system can still get dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs at 954-725-6400 for a free estimate.
Major Storm Water Damage
When a major storm passes close to the house, the home may suffer water damage that is difficult to repair.
There are many things a family can do to begin repairing any destruction, but a certified professional will likely be needed to get rid of any serious health or structural threats. Contaminated storm surges or floods can carry pathogens and become a breeding ground for mold. If allowed to fester, these mold spores can spread throughout the building and become even more difficult to remove. In many cases, governmental agencies could condemn the structure if the microbial threat is too great.
The main reason a home is sensitive to water damage is because moisture is difficult to detect once the floods recede. Standing liquids can encourage microbial growth within 24 hours and can saturate all kinds of textiles and seep through drywall. Moisture may collect behind the walls, where mold and bacteria may multiply out of sight.
Professional restoration services can quickly identify what items in the home are compromised by water damage. Normally, anything that is porous may need to be discarded if it has come in contact with contaminated fluids. These items, like mattresses, box springs, pillows and particle board, trap more moisture than other materials and foster the growth of microbes.
A family can prepare for professional cleaning by getting rid of these items before the technicians arrive, but be sure to properly record and itemize the items for insurance purposes prior to disposing. Once professionals arrive at the building, they will be able to track down any pockets of excess moisture and remove them.
It’s important for a family to hire professionals that are certified through a reputable organization. Technicians trained in this area know how to find compromised areas and do what it takes to restore them.
Flood damage in your home or business? Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs (954) 725-6400.
Hidden Hazards! What you need to know
Insulation can become wet in a variety of ways. A pipe could burst, a seam could have been improperly welded, or there could be a puncture somewhere on your roofing system, among a wide variety of other possibilities. However, just fixing the cause of the leak is not enough; the wet insulation must be removed. The following three points explain the ramifications of not tearing out wet insulation.
1. Structural Stability
As mentioned above, wet insulation can negatively impact your entire building. The trapped moisture can begin to degrade your roofing system starting with the deck and working it’s way out. Rotting can occur and lead to collapses throughout the structure. There is also the overall weight burden to consider. As the insulation collects moisture, it gets increasingly heavier. The pressure can be catastrophic to the building and lead to complete system collapse.
2. Energy Efficiency Compromised
The presence of wet insulation in your roof will generally negate the energy efficiency benefits of your roofing system. This is due to the fact that the moisture is acting as a conductor of energy rather than repelling it as it is designed. Your building will now require more heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, resulting in higher utility bills. Moisture can cause your insulation to lose as much as 40% of it’s thermal residence capabilities.
3. Indoor Air Quality
It is highly likely that your building is being occupied for a good portion of the day and/or night depending on what industry you are in. As a result, air quality is incredibly important. If your insulation in your roof is wet, mold and bacteria can grow. Not a good sign for healthy air or happy occupants. The longer you leave the wet insulation untreated, the greater the potential danger to your occupants.
Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs at 954-725-6400 for more information.
Molds are a natural part of the environment. They can be found anywhere there is water and moisture, so the key to controlling them in and around your home or business is moisture control. If mold is found in your home or business, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem immediately. It is also important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer resources for proper and safe mold cleanup. Click here for more information on mold cleanup information for you and your family.
If you feel you have mold or you're not sure if you have mold problems, please call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs 954-725-6400 and talk with one of our IICRC Certified Technicians.
Water intrusion can have devastating effects on your home’s structural integrity. It can even lead to indoor air quality problems because mold thrives where water is present. But how can you tell if you need professional water damage restoration? At SERVPRO of East Coral Springs, we’ve seen it all, and we can help you identify water damage in your home and clean it up.
6 Common Signs of Water Damage
Here are six common signs of water damage that need to be addressed:
1. Water spots in under-sink cabinets
It’s easy to disregard a bit of water under the bathroom or kitchen sink because you can simply mop it up with a towel and move on. However, this is a warning sign that you have water damage and potential mold growth around the sink area—and if the leak is bad enough, it could warp the floorboards under the sink. Even if there’s no water present, water spots clearly indicate that pipes under the sink have a slow leak.
2. Ceiling and wall stains
Water stains on the upper story ceiling are a clear indication that the roof is leaking. As water enters the attic, it slowly drips down to the ceiling on the upper floor. On its way, the water saturates insulation and renders it useless. It can also cause rafters to rot and warp, compromising structural integrity.
Ceiling and wall stains on lower floors could indicate that an appliance directly above them is leaking. Check behind the washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, and toilets for leaky spigots that could be dripping water and causing damage.
3. Mold growth
Mold needs water to grow, so it’s common to find mold in consistently damp locations—and finding mold is never a good thing, since it means your air quality is suffering. In fact, sensitive individuals may experience unpleasant symptoms such as aggravated allergy symptoms, cold-like issues, and more.
4. Squishy bathroom tiles
Water damage is not always visible. In fact, it’s more common for damage to occur behind the floor, ceiling, and walls where you can’t see it. Since the bathroom is the most humid room in your home, it’s a common place for water damage and mold growth. Press on several bathroom tiles and see if they give under the pressure. If so, the wall behind the tile is most likely rotting and mold is almost certainly present.
5. Soft ceiling
A leaky appliance spigot can cause more than just ceiling and wall stains. If the ceiling is low enough, reach up and push on it with your fingers. A soft ceiling may have been experiencing water damage from a slow leak for many weeks or months. Fixing the leak isn’t enough, unfortunately—the drywall will also need to be replaced to ensure structural integrity and indoor air quality.
6. Standing water
Many things can cause water to pool in unlikely places, including a broken pipe or flooding. If you find standing water, it’s important to seek water damage remediation as quickly as possible. Ignoring the problem could lead to greater damage to your home’s structural integrity and air quality.
Get Water Damage Restoration Today
SERVPRO uses advanced tools to detect water damage beyond these obvious signs. Hygrometers, moisture detectors, infrared cameras, and other equipment make it easy to identify hidden water leading up to the water removal process. If you suspect you have water damage, Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs 954-725-6400.
No Water Damage is too Big or Small
Whether a flood or a leaky pipe, SERVPRO of East Coral Springs can help.
When damage affects your home or business, you want it to be restored as soon as possible. SERVPRO is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know we have the experience to do the job right.
The first 24 hours following a water incident are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, SERVPRO of East Coral Springs will be onsite to help ensure a water damage is handles by completing the following steps.
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other content, from further damage by extracting the excess water and prepare the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.
To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walk-through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.
Before any further water damage occurs to your home or business and belongings, contact us at 954-725-6400 at any time!
For members of the Insurance and Commercial Industries
When your customer calls to report a fire damage, consider passing along the following useful tips to help limit the damage.
- Limit movement in the area to prevent further damage
- Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
- Wash both sides of leaves on indoor plants.
- Change HVAC filters and tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC systems.
- Do not attempt to wash walls or painted surfaces. Leave that job to us!
CALL THE CLEANUP TEAM – Faster to any size disaster!
With every home and business fire comes a back draft of emotions. When faced with the prospect of restoring order in the burnt structure, hopelessness, confusion and frustration can engulf victims of fire damage before the smoke has time to clear.
When it’s your business or a customer’s home that has been damaged – when that momentary spark of uncertainty hits and the property owners feel like things are out of control – you don’t just want things clean. You want things restored, starting with peace of mind.
That’s where we come in! SERVPRO of East Coral Springs knows that earning your trust is just as important as the cleaning process.
From countless homeowners to small business owners, from insurance companies nationwide to one unforgettable instance at the Pentagon, the SERVPRO System has a proven track record that has earned the trust of communities across the country.
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs will not only work the for the property owner, we also work with them. After all, what matters most isn’t the fires, but the calm and reassurance created during and after a job well done.
The SERVPRO Experience
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs has all the resources and experience to be a national leader in cleaning and restoration.
When you call us, you can expect:
- Fast Response: Our uniformed technicians will arrive on-site usually within one hour of notification
- Convenient Service: With over 1700 Franchises servicing 48 states, we will never be far, even when you’re traveling
- Damage Containment: Timely response can mean the difference between restoring property and replacing it
- Extensive Experience: The SERVPRO Franchise System has been a leading provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration for over 40 years
- Vast Resources: The SERVPRO Franchise System has large loss capabilities and can handle any fire or water damage – no matter how big
- Performance that results from the best people, training and resources in the business
Our Goal: To make you feel “Like it never even happened.”
Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs at 954-725-6400 for all of your cleaning and restoration needs.
SERVPRO is here to help
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs understands that no damage is small when it comes to your home.
Your home is truly a reflection of you, your tastes and your personality. Suffering damage to your home can feel like a part of you has been damaged as well. We recognize a loss can make you feel vulnerable, invaded or robbed of part of your life. Your loss is unique – in how it started, the emotions experienced and the extent of the damage.
When damage affects our home, you want it to be restored to pre loss condition. You cannot afford to let the marketability of your home be affected. That is why you should call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs 954-725-6400 to assist with your loss.
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know we have the experience to do the job right!
- Recognized Industry leader in Fire, Water and Mold Cleanup and Restoration
- Trusted in our community among residents, businesses and professional associations
- Our Technicians are IICRC Certified in multiple categories
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs wants you to know our goal is to make your loss "Like it never even happened."