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Commercial Water Damage in Fort Lauderdale, FL

8/1/2021 (Permalink)

Hotel room looking like brand new after water damage clean-up

Ft. Lauderdale Commercial Water Damage

With an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, it’s easy to see why Ft. Lauderdale is such a draw for everyone from retirees to college students on spring break. The white sand beaches, restaurants, museums, shops and nightlife make this one of the most vibrant cities in Florida. The shopping and dining district of Las Olas Boulevard is a big draw, as are the many historic sites including Stranahan House, the oldest building in Ft. Lauderdale.

Of course water is a huge part of life here but water can have its down side too. Whether from a burst pipe or storm surge, when water damages
your commercial property it can become a costly problem. That’s when you should turn to SERVPRO for commercial water damage restoration you can trust. Our goal is to get there faster to any disaster and to provide the quality service that Ft. Lauderdale businesses expect.


Water Damage Restoration With Commercial Properties In Mind

Water damage in commercial properties can bring special challenges and SERVPRO is prepared to address your needs, no matter how large or small your property is. We have industrial strength equipment and highly trained technicians that can tackle any size job. In business, time is money and we understand that, which is why we work quickly to help you get your doors open again.

SERVPRO: The Expert Approach


You’ve invested so much in your business and you need to take care of it. When water damage occurs, that means getting the problem addressed quickly and thoroughly. SERVPRO has a proven process designed especially for commercial properties that begins with your initial call.

We have staff ready to respond 24/7 and we’ll have an experienced technician at your property within four hours to perform a full
walkthrough and damage assessment. With that assessment in hand we’ll be able to work up a thorough plan and we’ll go over every step of it with you so you’ll know exactly what to expect. We’ll also identify any items that may not be salvageable so that you can decide what to do about them and be better prepared to file
an insurance claim.

The work begins with boarding up windows and covering gaps in the roof in order to prevent further damage. We’ll then use submersible pumps and industrial strength wet/dry vacs to remove standing water, air movers and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry all surfaces, and other equipment to clean and deodorize. We’ll also perform a full mold remediation if necessary. Finally, we’ll replace drywall, remove and replace carpeting, replace damaged flooring and whatever else is required to complete the restoration process.

Ft. Lauderdale is more than just Florida’s sunshine spot, it’s our home and being part of this community is important to us. If your business has severe water damage, call the name you can count on to treat your property as if it’s our own. That’s the SERVPRO way and it’s what helps keep Ft. Lauderdale in business.

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Affiliations: We are affiliated with Professional Golfers' Association of AmericaAmerican Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, BOMACommunity Association InstituteFt Lauderdale Chamber of CommerceIndependent Agents of Broward CountyInstitute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration CertificationLauderdale by the Sea Chamber of CommerceLeadership BrowardPlantation Chamber of CommerceSouth Florida Claims AssociationWilton Manors Business Association

Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program, HST -Health and safety Technician, OCT - Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC -Certified Firm

Awards: Better Business Bureau - A Rated, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Recipient

SERVPRO: Experience When It Counts

3/13/2021 (Permalink)

Ready to quickly respond to any fire, water, storm or mold damage situation!

SERVPRO: Experience When It Counts

Whether your home has been damaged by fire or water or the aftermath of a calamity, it can be stressful and traumatic. 

In those situations, you need trained professionals you can turn to for any of your restoration needs.

Since 1950, SERVPRO has been providing water removal, fire removal, mold removal, and other restoration services. 

There are franchise locations throughout the country, so it’s the name people turn to in their time of need. 

Emergency Response Cleanup

We are known for getting to the scene of any disaster fast and for providing the best service to both residential and commercial properties.

The Ft Lauderdale North franchise keeps up the tradition of speed, quality, and expertise in the Ft Lauderdale area. 

Our owner and general manager have each worked in the residential and commercial real estate development world for over 35 years, so they have extensive knowledge of the rebuilding and restoration process.

South Florida Water, Fire, Mold Damage Response NOW

As residents of the Fort Lauderdale community, we are also concerned with our neighbors and work hard to provide the best possible service. 

We’ll treat your home as if it’s our own, putting our years of experience to work to make it "Like it never even happened."

Our word is our bond, and we stand by it.

Whenever you suffer the consequence of a flood or a fire, surviving a hurricane, or risk a biohazard cleanup at work, you need a name you can trust. 

SERVPRO's years of experience make us the standard in the restoration industry. We are the company you can count on when you need it most.

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Affiliations: We are affiliated with Professional Golfers' Association of America, American Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, BOMA, Community Association Institute, Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Independent Agents of Broward County, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Broward, Plantation Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Claims Association, Wilton Manors Business Association

Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program, HST -Health and safety Technician, OCT - Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC -Certified Firm

Awards: Better Business Bureau - A RatedGreater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Recipient

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We at SERVPRO Ft Lauderdale North Are Experts In The Industry

We at SERVPRO Ft Lauderdale North Are Experts In The Industry

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees are prepared with the skills and equipment to get the job done right.

We at SERVPRO Ft Lauderdale North Are Experts In The Industry

We are the experts in the field of restoration at SERVPRO because we are constantly updating our cleanup and restoration services. We take your restoration needs seriously. Ft Lauderdale weather can bring many challenges and our entire team is trained on the latest restoration and mitigation techniques so we can handle everyone. We are ready to handle any damage caused by storms, fire, or other disasters.

In our company, we take training seriously because our reputation is on the line for every job we perform.  Everyone on our team has undergone training and received certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). 

Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

The IICRC sets the standards for the restoration and cleaning industry, and its extensive training covers every aspect of this industry including that of water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, and carpet and upholstery cleaning.

In addition to these, SERVPRO offers a variety of in-house training for all employees, including extensive certification courses for employees and hands-on franchise training at the SERVPRO corporate training facility.

Stay Updated

In order to stay updated with the latest developments in the industry, employees are encouraged to take part in continuing education through a variety of web-based courses offered by the company.  

SERVPRO is the name you can trust for all of your restoration needs due to our extraordinary dedication to excellence and training, along with the very best equipment and techniques. We are here to provide you with the help you need when you need it the most, and that includes 24 hours a day.

When disaster strikes, don’t feel as if you have to go it alone. Call the professionals in the restoration and mitigation industry and be assured that you are in the hands of professionals who will bring your home or business back to normal as soon as possible.

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Affiliations: We are affiliated with Professional Golfers' Association of America, American Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, BOMA, Community Association Institute, Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Independent Agents of Broward County, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Broward, Plantation Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Claims Association, Wilton Manors Business Association

Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program, HST -Health and safety Technician, OCT - Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC -Certified Firm

Awards: Better Business Bureau - A RatedGreater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Recipient

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Steps To Protect Your Property During A Hurricane

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Steps To Protect Your Property During A Hurricane

A hurricane emergency can strike at any time, especially in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Unfortunately, hurricanes and tropical storms are a regular part of life on the coast. For homeowners that means being prepared and protecting your home and property from storm related damage.

There are steps you can and should take ahead of time to prepare for hurricane season, which generally extends from the end of August through October and sometimes beyond, but there may be times when you have less warning and you may need to move quickly to protect your home. 

Here are a few steps you can take during a hurricane emergency:

  • Guard against wind damage – Strong winds are one of the biggest threats posed by hurricanes and they can do a considerable amount of damage to your home. You should always be sure your gutters are clear and make any needed structural repairs. Aside from that, you can guard against wind damage by using safety measures such as roof straps, head and foot bolts on doors and window covers or storm shutters. Also, put caulking around windows and doors and check your drains and sump pumps to avoid water damage. You’ll also want to protect any attached structures like porches, decks and carports to be sure they’re stable and take in any outdoor furniture to prevent it from becoming a dangerous projectile.
  • Check your landscaping – It’s not just your house itself that can be damaged during a hurricane. Make sure there are no loose tree branches and tie down any shrubs that might get pulled up so they can’t be blown through windows or walls. If you have a gravel driveway or walks, you might also want to consider changing to shredded bark, which is much less destructive when blown.
  • Review your insurance – It’s too late to change your coverage during a hurricane emergency, but you’ll want to review the insurance you have so you know where you stand. That way you won’t face any surprises when it comes time to file a claim.
  • Take photos – Having a thorough record of the current status of your home before the storm hits will be invaluable when you need to file an insurance claim. Keeping a comprehensive set of photos of your home, inside and out, will help with taking inventory, something that most insurance companies require.

Of course, it is not always possible to avoid damage during a hurricane emergency, but if you do face repairs and restoration you don’t have to go it alone. One of the most important steps you can take to protect your property is to consult with a professional restoration company. The professionals will be able to assess your damage and help to get your home back to normal as quickly and smoothly as possible.

As a part of the Ft. Lauderdale North community, SERVPRO is keenly aware of the potential dangers of a hurricane emergency and our technicians are ready to respond to your call immediately. With thorough training and state-of-the-art equipment, we’re prepared to handle any of your water mitigation and restoration needs. We’ll even help you file your insurance claim because we know how complicated and difficult that process can be.

When a hurricane emergency strikes, you can rely on SERVPRO to get you back on your feet in no time. We can make rebuilding after a storm a lot less stressful for you and your family because we treat your home as if it were our own.

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Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program, HST -Health and safety Technician, OCT - Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC -Certified Firm

Awards: Better Business Bureau - A RatedGreater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Recipient

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Is Your Ft. Lauderdale Property Damaged by Storm Floods or King Tides?

Unusual Problems That Hurricanes Can Cause For Your Property

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane/Storm Water Damage is better handled by the professionals!

Unusual Problems That Hurricanes Can Cause For Your Property

Life is good in Ft. Lauderdale with its sunny beaches and beautiful homes but it can also hold hidden hurricane dangers for homeowners.  Located on the southern coast of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale is a traditional spring break location and a draw for snowbirds eager to soak up the year round warm weather. Unfortunately, its coastal location also puts it in the danger zone for hurricanes and tropical storms.

With high winds and heavy rains, hurricanes are among the most devastating natural disasters. Because they tend to hit the Florida coast regularly, it pays for residents here to be prepared for the potential damage hurricanes may cause.  Most homeowner’s policies cover hurricane related damage, but it may be necessary to carry extra coverage for flooding.

When most people think of hurricane damage, they probably picture ripped up roofs and waterlogged basements.  While those are certainly common results of severe storms there are other hidden hurricane dangers that you may not necessarily have considered. But it is important to be prepared for any potential issues to keep your property protected.

Here are some hurricane related hazards that could threaten your Ft. Lauderdale home:

  • Storm Surge – Because hurricanes originate over the water and move inland the strong winds they contain can push water toward the shore. This is called storm surge and is one of the most prominent hurricane related hazards, especially when it coincides with regular high tides. When excess water moves toward shore it has nowhere to go but inland and that can cause severe flooding and may even be powerful enough to wash away parts of buildings or even entire homes.
  • Flash Flooding – Hurricanes can also cause inland flooding and if rainfall or storm surge amounts are large enough that can lead to flash flooding. As waters rise, they can wash away buildings, trees and other debris and possibly direct debris into your property. Rising waters can also cause severe erosion, which can undermine your foundation.
  • High Winds – Another severe hazard related to hurricanes are high winds. Hurricanes are classified by their wind speed and winds can reach well over 100 mph. In some cases, hurricanes can also trigger tornadoes, one of the more destructive hidden hurricane dangers a home owner can face.  Strong winds can damage roofs and even remove them entirely and they can turn common objects into dangerous projectiles that can cause property damage on impact. These high winds can even damage surrounding landscape, which can in turn lead to problems for your property.

When hurricane damage occurs it can seem devastating, but you are not alone. There are resources you can turn to in order to get your home back to normal, starting with the professionals at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North.  We have the training, expertise and equipment to handle any problem, big or small, and as part of the Ft. Lauderdale community ourselves we understand what it’s like to rebuild after a hurricane strikes.

We’re ready to respond immediately, 24 hours a day and we’ll even help you deal with your insurance company so that you can get back to living the good life. So if you suddenly find yourself dealing with hidden hurricane dangers, be sure to call SERVPRO and let the professionals take good care of your home.

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Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program, HST -Health and safety Technician, OCT - Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC -Certified Firm

Awards: Better Business Bureau - A RatedGreater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Recipient

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What Type of Clean Up Should You Expect After A Hurricane In Ft. Lauderdale?

Here’s Why To Hire Professionals To Handle Fire Damage

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage is not only devastating in the moment but can ruin your property and belongings after the blaze.

Here’s Why To Hire Professionals To Handle Fire Damage

A fire can be a devastating experience and cleaning up and restoring your home to its previous condition will certainly be your primary concern in the aftermath. It can be a stressful and emotional time for you and your family and it’s understandable if you just want everything handled and repaired as quickly as possible, but when fire strikes you need to proceed with caution.

Repairing fire damage can be a complicated process, as there is more involved than just soot and dirt. The firefighting efforts can also cause their share of destruction, including broken glass and water damage. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you rely on the services of trained remediation professionals to help restore your home after a fire.

What Can The Pros Do For You?

Fire can strike for any number of reasons, including after one of the many tropical storms that regularly hit the Fort Lauderdale area. Homes, commercial properties and even boats in one of the area’s many marinas can all be at risk and may require the services of a professional remediation company like SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North.

While it may be tempting to roll up your sleeves and begin the clean-up process yourself, there are some specific reasons why hiring a professional service is a better idea:

  • They’re trained to handle the danger – Fire cleanup can be a very dangerous process. Not only can there be hazards like broken glass and weakened support structures, there may also be toxic chemicals and mold present. A professional remediation company is trained to identify these kinds of hazards and take the proper steps to both avoid and address them.
  • They understand the regulations involved – There are specific fire regulations in place in Broward County and as a professional remediation company in the Ft. Lauderdale North area, SERVPRO is up to date on those regulations and knows exactly what steps to take to ensure that your property is adhering to them.
  • They are trained to restore a wide range of items – Fire damage can affect any number of surfaces in your home, from walls and floors to fabrics and fibers. A study by the University of Missouri outlines some of the delicate handling required for fire damaged fabrics. With our comprehensive training in fire damage remediation, we know what it takes to address damage to your home and belongings and have the necessary equipment and techniques to properly address it.

We’re Ready To Handle Your Restoration

At SERVPRO, our technicians have been certified in fire and smoke restoration by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and we are prepared to handle every step of the restoration process. We’ll inspect for structural issues, address the removal of fire debris, soot and smoke, take steps to ensure air purification and the removal of odors, fully address any water damage to prevent mold buildup and take steps to protect the contents of your home as well.

Though every fire damage situation is unique, there is a general process we follow for fire damage restoration, which includes:

  • Emergency Contact – We’ll ask all of the pertinent questions when you make your initial call so we’ll be prepared to handle your specific situation once we arrive on site.
  • Inspection and Assessment –The on-site process begins with a thorough inspection of your home and property, including rooms adjoining the damaged area to identify any issues and help us prepare a plan of attack.
  • Board up and Roof Tarping – Windows, walls and roofs can be compromised by fire damage. We’ll board up any missing windows or walls and put a tarp on your roof to prevent any further problems.
  • Water Removal and Drying – Mold can develop quickly after water damage, so we’ll move fast to remove any excess water and ensure that the area is completely dry to avoid mold issues.
  • Removal of Soot and Smoke – We use specialized equipment to remove soot and smoke from ceilings, walls and other surfaces.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing – Once the water and soot is addressed, we use a variety of techniques to thoroughly clean and sanitize all surfaces and any items that were damaged by the fire. We’ll also use industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment to help remove odors.
  • Restoration – Our end goal is to restore your home to its pre-fire condition and we’ll take any necessary steps to repair the damage, whether that means replacing drywall and carpeting, painting or undertaking the entire reconstruction of a room.

We’re Part of Your Community

We live here in the Ft. Lauderdale North area ourselves, so we have a vested interest in helping this community. At SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North, we are committed to responding faster to any disaster, but our service doesn’t stop there. We’ll also go the extra mile to ensure that your home is treated with the same loving care you would give it yourself. That means returning your home to its pre-fire condition and making sure it’s safe for you and your family.

As traumatic as fire damage can be, you can rest easier when you put your home in the trained hands of the SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North restoration professionals.

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We understand the challenges that can happen 1st hand (I have experienced them myself) and how we can help you get things back to normal.

Affiliations: We are affiliated with Professional Golfers' Association of America, American Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, BOMA, Community Association Institute, Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Independent Agents of Broward County, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Broward, Plantation Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Claims Association, Wilton Manors Business Association

Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program, HST -Health and safety Technician, OCT - Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC -Certified Firm

Awards: Better Business Bureau - A RatedGreater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Recipient

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Best Commercial Restoration Company in Plantation

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO supports local commercial business through water, fire, mold or storm disasters.

Best Commercial Restoration Company in Plantation

With its central location and quality lifestyle, Plantation is considered the ideal location for businesses, which is why the area has become home to more than 5,000 commercial establishments.

Everything from Fortune 500 companies like Motorola Solutions to small, independently owned businesses calls this area home and all of those businesses rely on the best commercial restoration company in Plantation, SERVPRO, for all of their restoration needs.

While the sunshine and sandy beaches of South Florida are a major draw for both residents and tourists, the weather can also bring its share of issues, particularly during the storm season. As members of the Plantation community ourselves, SERVPRO understands the particular concerns of commercial properties in this area and that’s why we offer full restoration services to help get your business operational again as quickly as possible after disaster strikes.

Commercial Restoration With Your Needs In Mind

For a commercial property, dealing with fire, water or mold damage can be very costly. SERVPRO understands the unique needs of your business and is prepared to provide quality restoration designed specifically for commercial properties so that you can rest easy knowing your business in the best possible hands.

Since commercial properties are often much bigger than homes, performing restoration services for a commercial property generally requires a more comprehensive approach. At SERVPRO we use top of the line industrial grade equipment that is designed specifically to cover larger areas. We’ll also be sure to use a larger crew equipped with all of the necessary cleaning supplies to tackle any job, no matter how large in scale.

More complex commercial restoration jobs may also require more expertise in order to get the job done properly. Our technicians are trained in all of the latest procedures so that they are prepared to handle each job, whether residential or commercial. We understand how important your business is to you and we’ll handle it with the same care we’d want for our own property.

We also understand that for any business, large or small, time is of the essence so we’ll move as quickly as possible to get your business back up and running.  We can even provide you with an Emergency Ready Profile, an online tool you can use to provide critical information in the event of an emergency so you’ll never be caught unprepared.

Your Business Matters To Us

Your business is valuable, which is why you can’t afford to trust it to just any restoration company. As part of the Plantation community, SERVPRO has a vested interest in ensuring that every business has the best possible chance to succeed. Your business matters to us, which is why we have specific training that allows us to address fire, water and mold damage in any type of commercial property.

We’ve handled everything from small or large office buildings to restaurants, shops and hotels, residential high-rises and even government and military properties and we do it all with the care and expertise you’d expect from the best.

With that in mind, SERVPRO employs a thorough, step-by-step process for all of our commercial restoration services to make your property look “Like it never even happened.” The process begins with your initial call for help. We have someone ready to answer all calls immediately, 24 hours a day and we’ll have a technician at your location within four hours of that call to begin a thorough walkthrough and assessment of the damage.

Once we have all of the details, we’ll be able to draw up a complete plan of action to cover all of your specific needs. We’ll also identify any items that we feel cannot be salvaged so that you can make the final decision about how to handle them and have all the information you need to file an insurance claim.

With a crew on site, we’ll begin by boarding up windows and covering roof damage with tarps in order to prevent any further damage and mitigate your expenses.

Next we’ll remove standing water and any other hazardous debris and then utilize our state-of-the-art equipment and professional training to thoroughly dry and clean all affected surfaces. Since we also know that water damage can easily lead to mold infestation, we’ll also perform full mold remediation to ensure that your property is safe for you, your employees and your customers.

Because our end goal is to make your business whole again, our services for commercial properties also include replacing drywall, removing and replacing carpeting and carpet pads and replacing damaged flooring.  We’ll even make recommendations for specialized services that are beyond our scope, such as roof repair, restoration of furniture, electronics and other items, preservation of important business documents and tree removal.

First and foremost, we understand the need to move quickly so that you can get your business operating again and cut your losses. We don’t want your business to be shut down for a moment longer than necessary so we’ll do everything we can to get you on your feet again soon.

The Best Commercial Restoration For The Plantation Community

At SERVPRO community is important to us and that’s why we go the extra mile to ensure that every business in Plantation has restoration services they can count on. We keep up our training and employ the best possible techniques and equipment to provide quality restoration for all commercial properties, from large companies to small businesses.

With Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) certification our technicians have the training to handle water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning and other cleaning and restoration techniques. 

We can specifically address the removal of sewage and biohazards, treat fabrics and upholstery including drapes and carpets, and remove any signs of vandalism on your property and we’ll pay special attention to your HVAC system and air ducts to prevent mold infestation.

Because being clean has taken on a whole new meaning these days, we’ve also instituted the “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” program which is designed specifically to provide deep cleaning that prevents the spread of viral pathogens and other hazardous agents. With the “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” shield affixed to your building, customers, visitors and employees will all be able to enter your property with confidence knowing that it is completely safe.

When disaster strikes your business, don’t settle for second best. Call on the company that many Plantation area businesses have come to count on for all of their restoration needs. With SERVPRO you’ll know that you’re in good hands and that’s a feeling that you can’t get anywhere else.

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We understand the challenges that can happen 1st hand (I have experienced them myself) and how we can help you get things back to normal.

Affiliations: We are affiliated with Professional Golfers' Association of America, American Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, BOMA, Community Association Institute, Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Independent Agents of Broward County, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Broward, Plantation Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Claims Association, Wilton Manors Business Association

Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program, HST -Health and safety Technician, OCT - Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC -Certified Firm

Awards: Better Business Bureau - A Rated, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Recipient

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Safest Fire Restoration in Plantation

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

When a fire disaster strikes, after first responders call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North

Safest Fire Restoration in Plantation

Any disaster can take a toll on a home or business but perhaps nothing is more devastating than the effects of a fire. Fires usually strike suddenly and cause a wide range of damage, which can leave you reeling and unsure of where to turn for help. As desperate as you may feel, it’s important to know that you can turn to SERVPRO for the safest fire restoration services in the Plantation area.

As beautiful as Plantation is, it’s hard to think about something as awful as fire striking, but unfortunately it can occur at any time. For the many residents of the area to businesses like Aetna Insurance and other large and small companies that call Plantation home, it’s essential to have a professional restoration company to rely on when a fire occurs so that you know you’re in good hands.

Understanding The Full Scope of Fire Damage

Of course the immediate picture most people have of fire damage is burned and broken belongings, scorched structures and melted plastics caused by the extreme heat of flames. Sadly, in terms of fire damage that only begins to scratch the surface. There is much more to fire damage and all of it has to be taken into consideration when performing safe and thorough restoration services.

Flames bring along the added hazard of smoke and soot, both of which can permeate surfaces and cause health effects. In order to thoroughly restore fire damaged property, a careful and exacting cleaning process is required, using professional quality equipment and specialized training. Professionals will also need to assess each item to determine if it is capable of being restored or will need to be discarded.

Surprisingly, when it comes to fire damage the single most harmful factor is actually water. While water is essential for putting out fires, it can also compound the damage to homes, businesses and belongings from the fire itself and may lead to rotting of support systems as well as mold growth and infestation if it is not addressed quickly and thoroughly.

SERVPRO Addresses All Fire Damage

It’s usually impossible to avoid fire damage, which is why it is so important to make sure that the damage is addressed properly. Because fire can affect every part of a residential or commercial property, right down to the interior support structure, it is essential to move quickly and safely when handling fire damage. The sooner you begin the restoration process, the sooner you can get back on your feet again and the better your chances of reducing your expenses.

SERVPRO understands the need for speed, so we’re ready to respond to your call 24/7. We’ll have a technician on-site to perform a thorough assessment of your damage within four hours of your original call and we’ll have a customized plan of action specific to your property within eight hours when we supply a complete verbal briefing.

We’ll even provide a thorough inventory of all of your damaged surfaces and belongings to help expedite the process of filing your insurance claim. We understand how emotional this time can be for you and we’re prepared to do everything we can to make it easier on you and ultimately help you to get the reimbursement you deserve.

Of course, our goal with any property is to make it “Like it never even happened,” and we’ll always proceed with that in mind. Our technicians will put their training and expertise to use to make sure that the restoration process is handled as safely as possible in the shortest amount of time so that you can put the pain behind you and let the healing begin.

The Professional Approach To Fire Restoration

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire can be overwhelming, which is why it is so important to have professionals that you can depend on. At SERVPRO, we understand how difficult this time can be and we have the training and equipment to handle the job efficiently and safely, so you never have to go through the restoration process alone.

Our quick and thorough process begins by responding faster to any disaster. Once we have assessed your damage and drawn up your personalized comprehensive plan of action, we’ll provide you with a detailed explanation of every step that we’ll be taking in the restoration process so that you always understand exactly what’s happening. We’ll then complete pre-testing of all surfaces and items so we can determine exactly what is able to be restored and what must be discarded.

Our restoration process includes the latest techniques and high-tech state-of-the-art equipment that can handle any size job. Our Ultra Low Volume (ULV) and Thermal foggers can remove all hazardous odors from any type of surface while our industrial vacuums with HEPA filters remove all water and help to mitigate mold growth to prevent infestation.

We use industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry all surfaces and employ specialized techniques where necessary to address any salvageable belongings. When the restoration process is finished we’ll perform a complete walkthrough of the property with you to ensure that you are completely satisfied with what we’ve done.

Because filing an insurance claim can be one of the most time consuming and emotionally trying parts of the entire restoration experience, we’ll even help you generate a comprehensive room-by-room inventory to facilitate matters. We know that the most important thing for you is to get your property back to its previous state, so we’ll do everything we can to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.

Don’t Go It Alone

Unfortunately, even a place as beautiful as the Plantation area is not immune to the devastation caused by fire.  SERVPRO is a part of the Plantation community and we understand that devastation all too well, which is why we’re prepared to respond quickly when you need us most. There is no reason why you should have to face the emotional journey through the repair and restoration process alone when there are trained professionals that you can count on.

When fire strikes your home or business, your first response should be to call the professionals at SERVPRO. We’ve got the training and equipment necessary to handle any level of fire damage and we’ll treat every property with the utmost care, just as if it were our own.

At SERVPRO we make it our business to respond faster to any disaster and to handle every fire restoration job with the utmost safety. That’s the professional difference and that’s the experience you’ll get when you call SERVPRO. With our state-of-the-art equipment and certified training you’ll know you’ve got the best in restoration by your side. 

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We understand the challenges that can happen 1st hand (I have experienced them myself) and how we can help you get things back to normal.

Affiliations: We are affiliated with Professional Golfers' Association of America, American Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, BOMA, Community Association Institute, Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Independent Agents of Broward County, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Broward, Plantation Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Claims Association, Wilton Manors Business Association

Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program, HST -Health and safety Technician, OCT - Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC -Certified Firm

Awards: Better Business Bureau - A Rated, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Recipient

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What Type of Clean Up Should You Expect After A Hurricane In Ft. Lauderdale?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

We will help you in any disaster

Hurricanes can strike without much notice in the Ft. Lauderdale area and that means homeowners have to be ready to deal with the damage that can occur during these severe storms.

High winds, heavy rains and storm surges can all take a heavy toll on your home, leaving you with a cleanup process that may seem overwhelming.

The cleanup after a hurricane can be a devastating time, both emotionally and physically

The wind and rain of hurricanes can result in everything from damaged roofs to water logged basements. 

Trees, branches and common outdoor items like trash cans and patio furniture may become dangerous projectiles, which can damage the outside of your home.

Heavy rain and storm surge can lead to flooding, leaks and mold buildup

Fortunately, you don’t have to face this difficult cleanup process alone.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North have the training, expertise and equipment to handle even the toughest cleanup.

We can:

  • clear fallen branches,
  • repair damaged roofs,
  • remove standing water and
  • provide thorough mold remediation so that you and your family can literally breathe easier

With teams available 24 hours a day, we’re prepared to respond faster to any disaster and we can even help you deal with your insurance company so that you are sure you’re getting the help you need.

So don’t let that hurricane cleanup overwhelm you, just call SERVPRO and let our professionals get your house back to normal again.

Can Smoke and Fire Damage Be Cleaned?

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Can Smoke and Fire Damage Be Cleaned?

Fire can strike at any moment and it can be devastating, whether it hits a home or commercial property.

Facing the aftermath of a fire can be daunting, since the damage left behind may be extensive.

Not only can the flames and smoke themselves leave their mark, the water used by firemen can compound the damage even more

While this type of situation may seem overwhelming, it actually is possible to clean and restore a property that experiences smoke and fire damage provided you go about it correctly.

In cases like these, your best option is to rely on the services of a professional company like SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North.

Our professionals are trained to handle the specific dangers that can come with cleaning up after a fire such as broken glass, weakened support beams, toxic materials or mold infestations.

We take all the necessary safety precautions and have heavy duty, state-of-the-art equipment designed to handle this kind of damage.

We’re also up to date on the fire regulations in Broward County and will ensure that the cleanup of your property is following them at every step of the process. 

With our extensive training in fire damage remediation, we can thoroughly clean and restore any number of surfaces, including walls, floors, fabrics and fibers. 

At SERVPRO, we have a vested interest in helping to rebuild the community because it’s our home too

That’s why we are committed to responding faster to any disaster and prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that your home or property is treated with the utmost respect.