Outside Grilling Fire Safety
Follow these BBQ cooking tips and grill safely this summer.
According to National Fire Protection Association July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by the months June, May, and August.
During the summer season when the days are longer and the weather is warmer, more families cook food outside. Whether you use gas, propane, charcoal, or a smoker, SERVPRO of East Coral Springs wants you to keep these fire precautions in mind.
For gas/propane grills:
*Check the gas tank for leaks before using it.
*Open the lid on all gas grills before lighting.
For charcoal grills:
*Use only charcoal-started fluid to start the fire.
*Make sure the coals are completely cool before disposing of them in a metal container.
For smokers as well as all grills alike, these common-sense tips apply. Make sure the placement of the grill is away from the house. Don't place it under eaves or trees. Never leave the grill unattended and ensure the kids and pets are at least three feet away. Remembering to remove the grease and fat buildup from the trays and grills after each use is important.
SERVPRO wants you to have a safe, enjoyable summer while feasting on the delicious foods you cook. We hope the delicious smokey fire smell is the only fire smell you remember this summer.
Help is only a phone call away, 954-725-6400
Your Commercial business should have an Emergency Ready Profile
The importance of getting your Emergency Ready Profile from SERVPRO of East Coral Springs.
No matter what size business you operate, handling an unexpected disaster can be chaotic. Being physically present at your business 24/7, just for emergencies is nearly impossible. That's why SERVPRRO created a complimentary Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) specifically for your business that provides valuable information needed during emergency situations whether you're there or not.
To perform an ERP, SERVPRO of East Coral Springs can conduct a site visit and create a custom document with your building specifications. Square footage, access points, and emergency contacts are notated. The locations of shut-offs for gas, water, and electricity are documented and photographed. This way if your business suddenly has a water leak, quick access to the shutoffs can be found and the damages will be minimized.
Your company will get a hard copy ERP report to keep on-site. You and your employees can download the free ERP app where your emergency information can be stored. This gives you quick access at your fingertips.
From then on if you experience a fire, water, or mold problem, you and your staff can open the app, click the icon for your emergency, and fast track your way to getting help from SERVPRO.
Why You Should Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs?
Residents of East Coral Springs feel safe and protected in the arms of SERVPRO
Why you should only call our SERVPRO?
Our franchise was established in 2005 as an independently owned and operated business focused solely on serving our community with pride and honor. In fact, our family motto is all about customer satisfaction and appreciation. This mindset lays the foundation for everything that we do.
Over the last 17 years, we have gone above and beyond for our customers. From tiny leaks in a home kitchen to enormous flooding in a commercial building, we have seen it all and we have solved it all. We take pride in being a family-owned business because we know what that means for our customers.
Who runs the show at SERVPRO?
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs owners is a father-son duo, Alan and Adam Greenstein. They have a hands-on style and understand the importance of making great first impressions and lasting relationships.
Working with Alan and Adam our Crew Chief Yoandi mobilizes the crew towards jobs, and our Office Manager Evie answers customers' calls. They treat every customer and community member like family.
How does SERVPRO of East Coral Springs operate?
When our phones ring, the person on the other end is in need of help and it is our goal is provide unmatched services to them to save time and money, no matter how large or small the issue may be.
Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our community. With a staff highly trained in property damage restoration, we handle the cleanup for residential and commercial buildings. We take pride in being a family-owned business because we know what that means for our customers.
What do we do?
From tiny leaks in a home kitchen to enormous flooding in a commercial building, we have seen it all and we have solved it all. Are you ready to see the difference between a family-owned business?
We are ready to help any time, any day. Give our office a call today to learn more about our services!
954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400
Protect Your Business From Storm Damage
Inspections done ahead of storm season can help minimalize storm damage
Routine exterior maintenance of your Coral Springs, Fl commercial building can help the structure better withstand inclement weather. Whether you are anticipating strong thunderstorms a strong exterior will keep your business protected.
Inspection: A thorough building inspection will alert you to any weaknesses or problems that make your building more vulnerable to storm damage. A full exterior inspection will cover all of the following areas:
- Brick, stucco, siding, etc.
- Gutters and downspouts
The frequency of inspections depends on a variety of factors, including the age of the building and local weather patterns. At a minimum, have the building professionally inspected once a year, ideally before the stormiest season. Make sure the building is checked for cracks in the walls and foundation, loose gutters, and weak spots in the roof. A trusted building inspector can let you know what areas of your structure may need more frequent inspections.
Maintenance: In addition to routine inspections, it is important to keep your building maintained. Exterior maintenance involves more than simply repairing the issues discovered during inspections. Keep gutters and downspouts clear and make sure they are not loose. Remove debris from the roof. Pressure wash as needed to minimize fungal growth. Make sure all signage is securely attached to the building.
The nearby landscaping also affects the structural integrity of the building and should be properly maintained. Keep limbs trimmed and make sure trees are healthy and strong to prevent them from damaging the building. Consider grading the lawn away from the building and installing plants and mulch to prevent flooding.
Stormy weather can cause serious problems for your commercial building. However, a little routine exterior maintenance can prevent many situations.
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs can help restore your business from Storm Damage. Call 954-725-6400.
Practice Fire Safety Drills With Your Family
A Fire caused extensive damage to Coral Springs home
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs wants our community to be aware and prepared in case of a fire.
Did you know only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan?
Here is a list to help prepare:
1) Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside of sleeping areas.
2) Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a year.
3) Make sure everyone in your family knows at least two ways to escape from every room of your home.
4) Practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year. Designate a meeting spot outside and a safe distance from your home. Make sure all family members know the meeting spot.
5) Have your family practice escaping from your home, practicing low crawling, and at different times of the day. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
6) Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second or third floor. Make sure everyone in your home learns how to use them ahead of time by reading the manufacturer’s instructions and understanding the steps to use them. Store them near the window where they will be used.
7)Teach your family to stop, drop to the ground, and roll if their clothes catch on fire. Practice this with your children.
8) Once you get out of your home, stay out under all circumstances, until a fire official gives you permission to go back inside.
9) Never open doors that are warm to the touch.
10) If smoke, heat, or flames block your exit routes, stay in the room with the door closed. If possible, place a towel under the door and call the fire department to alert them to your location in the home. Go to the window and signal for help by waving a bright-colored cloth or a flashlight. Do not break the window, but open it from the top and bottom.
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs is "Faster to any Disaster". Call 954-725-6400
Why You Should Call SERVPRO
Loading up equipment and heading to a large water job in Davie, Florida.
Why Is Calling SERVPRO The Best Decision You Could Make?
Immediate service, day or night!
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs gives each customer the SERVPRO treatment.
S-Serve each customer like your family
E-Educated, skilled, and experienced techs
R-Remediate & restore with the best equipment
V-Value your business
PRO- and we do our job like a Pro.
Residential or Commercial Services
Whether your Florida home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Hurricane/Storm Restoration
- Building/Reconstruction Services
- Vandalism, Biohazard Cleanup
Unfortunately, a disaster like water damage can happen with no warning. It catches people off, guard. Protect your investment by adding our phone numbers into the contacts of your cell phone. This way in the event of a crisis, you'll have our phone numbers at your fingertips. SERVPRO of East Coral Springs 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400
Commercial Buildings and Mold Concerns
Improper maintenance in a commercial building can lead to mold growth.
Are you concerned about indoor exposure to mold in a Commercial Building?
Building managers, custodians, and others who are responsible for commercial building and school maintenance should use this reference for potential mold and moisture remediators.
Mold can be found almost anywhere; it can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It's impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.
All molds have the potential to cause health effects
All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Possible health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remediate/clean up any existing indoor mold growth.
Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. Moisture problems can have many causes, including uncontrolled humidity. Moisture problems may include roof leaks, landscaping or gutters, or delayed maintenance.
Moisture problems in portable classrooms and other temporary structures have frequently been associated with mold problems.
Remediation should be done immediately. Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs at 954-725-6400.
SERVPRO Responds to Fire Station Water Issue
Even a Fire station needed water professionally cleaned up from SERVPRO.
911, What's your emergency? A Fire Station needed help from SERVPRO of East Coral Springs when their toilets overflowed. In this case, the water that overflowed was considered black water. Black water is dangerous and poses serious threats.
What Is Black Water?
During a flood, sewers and toilets can overflow, pipes can burst and flood water can pick up any number of contaminants as they flow through an area. This contamination with feces, urine, and other dangerous pollutants.
Why Is It Dangerous?
Contaminated water carries dangerous bacteria that can cause humans and animals to become sick. This can occur from accidentally swallowing water or having it come into contact with small wounds or scratches. Diseases that can be caused by black water include the following:
What Should You Do About It?
You should not attempt to clean up black water yourself. Contact SERVPRO of East Coral Springs to handle it for you. Once our Techs have assessed the situation, they will begin the process of extracting the remaining water, disinfecting, and drying it out with industrial equipment. It’s critical this process happens quickly to avoid irreversible damage and mold growth.
Water Damage Cleanup Tips
Professional water restoration companies have the best chance of reinstating your home to its previous condition.
Over the past few years, floods have killed more individuals than tornadoes and lightning combined. Flooding can cause life-threating damage to you, your home, and your business. When dealing with the aftermath of water damage, first and foremost you need to think about safety. Wait until it is safe to return to the property before assessing the damages. While light damage can usually be taken care of by the homeowner, a major flood will present extremely hazardous conditions and should be cleaned and restored by a professional.
Getting Ready to Clean Up
When it is safe to investigate, here are some tips before you begin cleaning up from water damage:
- Beware of any living critters (snakes, rodents, insects, etc.) that may have been carried in by the water.
- Assess the situation by looking for exterior damage, foundation cracks, broken pilings, or slanted floors and walls.
- Avoid turning on any lights, ceiling fans, appliances, or anything else that requires electricity and turn off the power.
However, you should not enter the building if there seems to be any signs of structural damage.
The Cleanup Process
First, you need to make sure you are protecting yourself when cleaning. You should wear protective clothing, boots, and gloves and sanitize your hands often. When you are ready to begin, here are some things to prioritize when cleaning up from water damage:
- Check to see if your water supply is safe to use for cleaning and try to contain water within the affected area.
- Take photos and make a list of all of the damages.
- Open all of the doors and windows to allow for ventilation in the space.
- Remove all trash and debris from the area.
- Start absorbing all of the moisture in the home using wet vac, shop vac, fans, or dehumidifiers to prevent any mold growth (and check to see if it hasn’t started to grow already.)
- Place aluminum foil between wet flooring materials and furniture legs.
- Remove any porous materials, such as insulation or carpet, if they are wet to avoid mildew.
- Disinfect hard surfaces with hot water and cleaning supplies.
For major flooding and or natural disasters, it is not the time to attempt a DIY cleaning project.
In situations with serious water damage, the best thing you can do is call a professional. Professional water restoration companies have the best chance of reinstating your home to its previous condition.
As always, we are here for you to restore any property plagued with water damage. Contact our water removal and water damage remediation team immediately for further assistance.
Join Us in Giving Back During No Hunger November
We hope that you will join us in our effort to make a difference in our wonderful community!
Did you know that 1 in 9 individuals do not know where they will get their next meal? That is why we have joined Feeding South Florida in the Thanksgiving Food Frenzy, which takes place from October 25, 2021 through November 12, 2021. Feeding South Florida provides food in a number of ways:
- They give food to over 300 nonprofits
- They look out for seniors with home deliveries to make sure that qualifying older adults are fed as well
- Offering Mobile FARMacy options that provide a one-aisle grocery store with healthy food items
Even as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, over 1 million people across Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. That’s 1 in 9 adults and 1 in 6 children.
As your local food bank and member of the Feeding America network, Feeding South Florida shares the belief that everyone should have reliable access to nutritious food, and we are working hard to ensure that none of our neighbors are hungry.
We are asking our community to help be part of the solution and support families this Thanksgiving.
SERVPRO of East Coral Springs is asking for your help in two ways:
- Donate non-perishable food items. We will be collecting food from now until November 11, 2021. Simply call us at 954-725-6400 and we will pick up the donated items from your office!
- Volunteer to help sort food with the SERVPRO of East Coral Springs team at the Feeding South Florida Food Bank on November 12, 2021.
We hope that you will join us in our effort to make a difference in our wonderful community! Please feel free to reach out to SERVPRO of East Coral Springs with any questions. Thank you!