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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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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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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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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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Why Hire A Professional to Handle Mold?

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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Tyrone Po

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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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SERVPRO: When life hits hard, we make things easier

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North Wins Over Storm Damage

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Whatever storms bring ashore, SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North will clean it up

Warm-weather storms in Wilton Manors can be severe, even without hurricanes. When storm damage hurts local homes and businesses, SERVPRO® of Fort Lauderdale North is Here to Help®.

Storms can leave building interiors open to the elements, allowing rain, run-off water, and micro-organisms inside. Other kinds of water damage are possible. Any time water is left for over a day, microorganisms, such as mold, can develop.

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North owners and employees are local, so of course we want the best for Broward County. Call (954) 733-1006 any hour of any day, and we’ll be on-site and ready to tackle mold, water damage, or other kinds of storm damage.

We are always Faster to any size disaster.

Your home or business will look "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North is independently owned and operated.

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https://www.SERVPROftlauderdalenorth.com/

SERVPRO: When life hits hard, we make things easier

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO: When life hits hard, we make things easier

Life doesn't always go smoothly in Wilton Manors. Hurricanes, residential or commercial fires, and other disaster are just as likely to happen in the areas served by SERVPRO® of Fort Lauderdale North as anywhere else. 

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North serves Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, and several other areas.

When something goes wrong, call us at 954-733-1006, or reach us online. We are available 24/7, regardless of the day. We keep our promise to be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

You can also call us when nothing has gone wrong; we provide free inspections, and cleaning services for both residential and commercial buildings. 

High Ratings

You can read what our customers say or look at the before/after pictures to learn about the quality of our work and of our customer service. Don't take just our word for it, look up our rating at the Better Business Bureau; we are proud to have earned an A+.  These ratings are not based on customer reviews, but several criteria that the Better Business Bureau applies independently.

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North has the expertise, the technology, and the drive to provide the best care for your home or business. Whether you need mold remediation or a through cleaning, we will restore the premises "Like it never even happened."®

Links:

https://www.bbb.org/us/fl/fort-lauderdale/profile/fire-water-damage-restoration/SERVPRO-of-ft-lauderdale-north-0633-90357493

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is Independently Owned and Operated.

We’ll Take Care of Your Property Damage in Pompano Beach

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Go to the beach and let SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Ft. Lauderdale North offers business and homeowners in Pompano Beach over forty different commercial and residential cleanup and restoration services? Using advanced technology and techniques our team of highly trained professionals are ready to respond to any emergency or disaster. Our qualified professionals study the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. We also work with your insurance to ensure a stress-free claims process. Some of the many services we provide include:

  • Water damage cleanup and restoration services
  • Mold inspection and remediation services
  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration services
  • Storm and major events damage
  • Commercial services for business of all sizes
  • Biohazard cleanup and restoration services including crime scene cleanup
  • Commercial cleaning services outside the scope of routine janitorial service
  • Odor removal
  • Building services
  • Disaster recovery team
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Caring for your belongings

When emergency damage affects your home or business, we are ready to respond 24 hours a day every week. We work on jobs of all sizes, from high-rise buildings to small office complexes and homes of all sizes. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North wants commercial business and residential property owners in Pompano Beach to know that we will clean and restore your property and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 954-733-1066.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO: When life hits hard, we make things easier

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage can be big and small, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is Here To Help.

Life doesn't always go smoothly in Wilton Manors. Hurricanes, residential or commercial fires, and other disaster are just as likely to happen in the areas served by SERVPRO® of Fort Lauderdale North as anywhere else. 

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North serves Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, and several other areas.

When something goes wrong, call us at 954-733-1006, or reach us online. We are available 24/7, regardless of the day. We keep our promise to be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

You can also call us when nothing has gone wrong; we provide free inspections, and cleaning services for both residential and commercial buildings. 

High Ratings

You can read what our customers say or look at the before/after pictures to learn about the quality of our work and of our customer service. Don't take just our word for it, look up our rating at the Better Business Bureau; we are proud to have earned an A+.  These ratings are not based on customer reviews, but several criteria that the Better Business Bureau applies independently.

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North has the expertise, the technology, and the drive to provide the best care for your home or business. Whether you need mold remediation or a through cleaning, we will restore the premises “Like it never even happened."®

Links:

https://www.bbb.org/us/fl/fort-lauderdale/profile/fire-water-damage-restoration/SERVPRO-of-ft-lauderdale-north-0633-90357493

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO Can Help You Restore Your Home or Business in Galt Ocean Drive

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians will respond to your emergency in 24 hours.

Did you know that disaster losses along the coast are likely to escalate in the coming years? According to the Insurance Information Institute, catastrophe losses are likely to double every ten years due to development. SERVPRO® of Ft. Lauderdale North wants business and property owners to know that when a disaster strikes, we are on hand 24-hours a day to respond to your emergency. We also can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Here are some of the residential and commercial services we provide:

  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Storm damage
  • Building services
  • Commercial water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Biohazard removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Our highly trained technicians are on hand to respond to any of these emergencies and will be with you throughout the cleanup and restoration process. We are proud to be part of SERVPRO’s elite “Storm Team” that responds when large scale disasters strike such as Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Florence and Michael.

No matter what your damage may be, we will respond to any disaster or emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North provides emergency cleanup and restoration services to Galt Ocean Drive business owners and residents “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 954-733-1066.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is independently owned and operated.

Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in Ft. Lauderdale North

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is able to help you restore your property after fire or flood damage.

When disaster strikes…

For many, your home in Ft. Lauderdale North represents a lifetime of hard work and a place where roots are important. It is where family gathers, and where your most endearing and important memories are made. When a disaster strikes; whether it be fire, storm, mold, or other water damage/flooding, it will likely be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. When these things happen and stress is high call us. Our professionalism and rapid response time, as well as our nonintrusive clean up and exit should do much to ease the burden you are bearing. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North really does want to help you carry the load.

…we’ll be there to ease your burden.

Sharing a load to SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North means our work makes your situation more bearable. Twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week we are on call with equipment that is up-to-date, and people who are professional and efficient. Our goal is to keep you moving forward with as little worry as possible in Ft. Lauderdale North. Please contact us online or at(954) 733-1006.

Sharing the SERVPRO History in Ft. Lauderdale North

2/1/2020 (Permalink)

Why use SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North? Because we are ready to help you 24/7, 365.

Why SERVPRO?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO® in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first Franchise in 1969.  In 1988 the SERVPRO headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has 1700+ Franchises in the United States and Canada. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North specializes in cleanup and restoration services in Ft. Lauderdale North. We can make your fire, smoke, water, or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” 

What does SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North do?

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North performs these specialties, including:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery



SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North works directly with most insurance companies, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in (City or County).

Why SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North? Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment.  

Technicians at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North will keep you informed as they restore your damage so you will know what SERVPRO did, and how the process worked.  


SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is independently owned and operated.

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Ft. Lauderdale North

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Who should I use?

Emergency situations usually call for quick reaction. In cases where a home or business structure in Ft. Lauderdale North is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re here to help.  SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North are business owners, homeowners and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. Our promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

Weather the Storm in Wilton Manors: Emergency Evacuation Kit

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

What if you had to Evacuate your Wilton Manors home?

With possibilities of other hurricanes yet to come and 2 months left of hurricane season, we at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North want to remind you to be prepared.

When models show us in the path of a tropical storm or hurricane, we all “storm” to stock up on items and be ready before it hits.  But what if you can't bunker down this time around?  What if a mandatory evacuation is announced?

When at this point, most stores are low on inventory and long lines amass. The best practice is to prepare the essentials ahead of time, instead of in the nick of time.  If you've ever been through the couple of days before a hurricane or through the evacuation process, you know how crazy your local grocery store, gas stations and highways are.

Evacuation Kit

You have to be prepared for anything, especially when dealing with a potential category 4 or 5 hurricane. Please find below a list of necessities and reminders. Don’t have time to read it? No problem! Check out SERVPRO’s hurricane preparedness video.

Evacuation Essentials:

  • Water: 1 gallon per person/pet for at least 3 days
  • Nonperishable foods
  • Pet food, if applicable
  • Hand crank radio or weather radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Medications
  • Baby diapers, wipes and formula, if applicable
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Manual can opener
  • First aid kit
  • Cash

If planning on staying at evacuation shelters, pack as well:

  • Linens
  • Blankets
  • Entertainment options (books, cards, board games),
  • Change of clothes
    Pet owners:
  • Ensure your pet is wearing a tag with your contact information linked,
  • Pet carrier
  • Bowls to provide food and water

Reminders:

  • Fill up your car’s tank with gas. Especially if considering evacuation.
  • If there are power outages you will be unable to use any card or to take out money from an ATM.
  • Gather important documentation in a waterproof container, such as identifications, insurance documents, titles or deeds, pictures that would otherwise be irreplaceable. Be mindful to keep it light to ensure you can carry it on your person.

Useful resources: Stay updated to know the latest on the storm’s development and path.

Disaster happens. Don't let it get worse before it gets better.

Being Hurricane Ready is the most important skill for a Wilton Manors family. Your hurricane preparation should be complete well before a storm hits.  The American Red Cross has an additional hurricane preparation checklist available here.  SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North hopes you have a safe and damage-free storm season, but should disaster strike, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North will arrive "Faster to Any Disaster" and make it "Like it Never Even Happened."

Give us a call at (954) 733-1006 or visit our website at http://www.SERVPROftlauderdalenorth.com/

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SERVPRO Fort Lauderdale North: Why I Chose It

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North?

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North was the restoration company I had decided to purchase, but many people aren’t sure why I made this decision. The funny thing is, before I was an owner, I was a customer of SERVPRO! I had had water damage in my apartment and, like most, I wasn’t really sure who to call. In my mind, one restoration service must be as good as another, right?

Well I can tell you I was wrong. I decided to go with SERVPRO because I remembered them as industry leaders in restoration services. Their tagline “Like it never even happened.” had gotten stuck in my head somewhere along the line. I placed a call and within a day they were at my apartment giving me an assessment. Even though I found my self in a decidedly unpleasant situation (my apartment being flooded) I began to feel relief as soon as SERVPRO arrived on the scene. The speed of the response began to set me at ease

The Process

What happened next, I couldn’t believe. The entire experience was, for me, completely top-notch. The professionalism of the technicians, the superiority of their equipment and the overall quality and attention to detail of their work left me in awe. I was beyond satisfied, and after my apartment was restored I was left thinking.

My father worked in hospitality, and instilled in me from a young age the importance of good customer service. This core value of mine I saw reflected in all that SERVPRO had done for me. I was hooked.

From that point, I decided that I wanted to be a part of that outstanding experience for others, even though they may be in a hard situation. I made the move and became owner of SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North, and the rest, as they say, is History.  They even call me #TypoSERVPRO now!

You've got the support, always here to help.

We've supported hundreds of families and businesses like yours before. You are not alone at any stage of the process, whether reactive or preventative, our team can jump into action to make sure things are a success.

Give us a call at (954) 733-1006 or visit our website at http://www.SERVPROftlauderdalenorth.com/

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Contaminated Water: Three Tips for Lauderhill & Ft. Lauderdale

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Contaminated Water: Three tips

What you do right after a flood can have a major impact to your safety and health; the same goes for what you don't do.  When dealing with flood water damage, it's important to get the water out of the way, but you should be sure to pay attention to these tips when dealing with the flooding in the Lauderhill or Ft. Lauderdale Florida area.

1. Dangers of exposure to contaminated water

Water that has been still after a flood is many times considered black water or stage 3 water. It may contain dangerous pollutants that could harm your health if you come in contact with it. If it comes into contact with your skin or it accidentally gets in your system either by fumes, consuming or it entering a wound, it can have disastrous effects.  Keep your loved ones or your pets away from it.

When the time comes to get rid of the water and to resolve the water damage, be smart and call a professional like SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North.  If for some reason you choose to do it yourself despite the dangers or the fact that the issue may come back if not properly handled, make sure you at least use the correct safety equipment.  We highly advise against handling this kind of damage yourself. But if you must make sure you use heavy duty water proof equipment as well as a respirator and eye protection.

2. Be aware of, turn off and stay away from sources of electricity

ANY time there is a large flood or pooled water source, you must be aware that the water may be made even more dangerous by any possible electric wires nearby.  If you are working in a specific area within your home, it is highly advised  for you to shut off all power sources so that you reduce the risk of getting shocked.  Even more so, doing this can help you reduce the amount of damage to your electric system within your home.

You should always reach out to a professional before putting your life at risk or your family's life at risk when handling a flood situation or a situation that may include short circuited electric systems or live wires.

3. Handle these problems immediately

Especially in the case of water damage, it is important for you to handle the situation as quickly as possible.  That is why it is highly important to call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North because the more time that has passed, the more likely mold has begun to grow and to spread. Mold can begin to grow in a flooded home in 24 to 72 hours. 

In general it is important to remove yourself from the situation of dealing with contaminated water or water that may be exposed to open live power lines.  These situations may cause harm to your health or even danger to your life.

Don't let it get worse before it gets better. 

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Black Mold in your Oakland Park or Sunrise home?

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Black Mold

Black mold can be a tricky problem to handle - Learn the basics.

Your normal may not be so normal - is black mold affecting health?

Many mold types can cause allergic reactions and irritate your loved ones, especially Black Mold.  It's important that you reach out to a specialized black mold remediation company like SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North whenever you see any kind of mold.  Different types of mold can affect your home, even at the same time.  If you believe that you have a mold issue give a professional team like SERVPRO right away.  Black Mold grows and spreads very quickly, so every minute counts!

What We Need To Understand About Black Mold?

If you have any sort of water damage, mold can usually start to grow within the first 48 to 72 hours depending on the size of the leak.  Keep in mind these following facts about Black Mold:

  • Spores from mold are so tiny that you cannot see them.  Which makes their spread even more easy as they may travel through the home without you even knowing.  Travelling through moving air, they can pass through many openings in your home and even stick to surfaces like walls, clothing, pets etc.
  • Mold feeds off of moisture, so anywhere excess moisture is created or left or even trapped serves as a breeding ground for black mold.  Even worse is the fact that moisture isn't always immediately seen or felt.
  • Areas that may be affected by black mold have to be prepped properly so the spread doesn't continue or so that the problem doesn't come back or persist after treatment.  This is especially why it is important to reach out to a professional like SERVPRO who has the proper training and equipment to handle these areas and those situations.
  • Black mold can possibly produce strong odors and spores that may affect the health of those in contact with it.  On the contrary there are types of mold that don't have an immediately noticeable smell or health effect.  A specialist should be contacted so that they can truly test whatever microbial growth is in the area to see if it is mold and how to handle it.

Nobody will "know" what it is until it is tested.

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Fire Evacuation Plan: Florida How to by SERVPRO

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Evacuation is important for residents all the way south of Pembroke Pines to  north of Las Olas and beyond

A Fire Evacuation is last thing most of us expect in our own home. An extreme event like a house fire seems unlikely, but the truth can be terrifying. We see disasters like this on TV, or hear of them but don't ever really think they can happen to us. In fact, things like this happen more often than not. There were 365,500 house fires in 2015 alone!

Prevention is key for a Fire Evacuation Plan

Keep up to date fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. Recommended by the National Fire Protection Association, you should have one in each room people sleep as well as outside on and in every level of the house.

If a fire happens, these few moments can change the outcome of the entire situation.  The important part is that your family escapes safely.

Tips if a fire occurs:

  • Plan for everyone and involve them in the process. Plan with elderly and even children in consideration so they can keep up with and follow the guidelines. Children remember to react more often when they were involved in the process in the first place.
  • Find multiple ways out. Go to each room of your house and find any exits, including windows and doors. Make sure they all open easily.  You could even install emergency opening devices on any openings to help get through more easily.
  • Choose a meeting spot. Organize a place to meet once out of danger for example a neighbor’s home, or in outside and away from danger near a mailbox or sign. You would need to figure out a public meeting spot where emergency responders can notice you when you arrive at the scene. Everyone involved has to agree and understand that they cannot go back inside to grab any personal items.  Your life is worth more than what can be restored.
  • Set a backup plan. If you are stuck and cannot get out, the best plan of action is to close all doors between you and the immediate fire. You can prevent the fire for getting in the room you are in temporarily by putting a towel in between the bottom crack of the door. Now call the fire department to let them know about the danger.
  • Practice regularly. Practice and review the plan often.

With a smart and well organized plan in place, you can be one step ahead of the disaster and save yourself and those you love.

Safety should be your main priority when considering a Fire Evacuation Plan

After the fire passes, authorities come and the scene is cleared, call a professional restoration company like SERVPRO to support you in your time of need.

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Odors in your Dania Beach Home? Call SERVPRO

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Odors cause by mold and damp staining painted wall surface around an internal home window.

Odors in Certain Parts of your Home?

While cleaning the house have you ever experienced certain smells or odors coming from inside the house, carpets, flooring, or closet? Ever consider that your health may be affected by that smell?  You may not even know who to call!

Don't stress, call SERVPRO! We are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our company and team provides 24/7 days of week of emergencies, if you are very concerned about the odor or smell we will be out there as soon as possible.

We have the odor removing knowledge & experience.

SERVPRO has certified technicians who are knowledgeable and experienced on the proper removal for odors straight from the odor's source. There are different types of odors that can come from numerous of places inside or outside your home. SERVPRO provides industrial grade equipment to locate and remove said odors.

After identifying the source of a odor and looking at the conditions required for its removal,  the odor will be eliminate over the course of a strategically planned visit schedule.  In many cases, we try our very best to get things done as soon as possible.

Don't try to remove the odor yourself.  You may make it worse!

It's important that you do not try to get rid of odors in your home by yourself as many times it makes the problem worse or its cause (which could be harmful to your health) spread to other spots in your home..

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After the Storm Important Tips SERVPRO Ft Lauderdale North

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Be careful to take certain precautions after the storm has passed. Damage to your home can have a dramatic emotional impact, and it's best to have a plan before the storm strikes for how to reenter your home. Having a plan, and being aware of certain risks, will minimize the threat of harm to you or your family after the storm.  

Keep these after the storm tips in mind:

  • Make sure that you have current identification. You may have to pass through identification check points before being allowed access to your home/neighborhood.  
  • Avoid metal fences and other metal objects near downed lines. 
  • DO NOT use matches in a storm ravaged area until all gas lines are checked for leaks (keep flashlights and plenty of batteries at hand).   
  • Stay tuned to local news organizations, such as a radio or television station, for important announcements, bulletin, and instructions concerning the storm area.
  • Remember that, after the storm, you may not have immediate access to your home. Emergency rescue crews, power crews and other personnel may be attending to special needs. Roads could be blocked, power lines could be down and people may be trapped and in need of assistance.  
  • Use a camera or camcorder to record thoroughly any damage done to your home before any repairs are attempted.  
  • In certain areas, the flooding rains that accompany a storm can create pest problems. Be aware of potential pest problems in your area, such as mice, rats, insects or snakes that may have "come with the storm". 
  • Make sure that you have current identification. You may have to pass through identification check points before being allowed access to your home/neighborhood.  
  • Avoid driving as roads may be blocked after the storm.
  • Avoid sight-seeing or entering a storm ravaged area unnecessarily. You could be mistaken for a looter.  
  • Avoid downed power lines even if they look harmless.
  • Avoid turning the power on at your home if there is flooding present. Have a professional conduct a thorough inspection first.  
  • Consider having professionals/licensed contractors inspect your home for damage and help in repairs. This includes electricians, as well as professionals to inspect gas lines, remove uprooted trees and check plumbing.
  • Remember that downed or damaged trees can contain power lines that can be a hazard after the storm.  
  • Telephone lines will likely be busy in the area; use a phone only for emergencies.
  • Flooding brings with it the risk of waterborne bacterial contamination.
  • After the storm you should assume that the water is not safe and use properly stored water or boil your tap water.

These are just a few ideas to be thinking about before and after a severe storm hits. Remember to keep your radio tuned to a station issuing emergency bulletins and updates with the latest information.

We often only focus on the before when it comes to storms (you can see our tips for before the storm here) but knowing what to do after is just as important.

Source: Federal Alliance For Safe Homes 

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SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

For faster 24/7 emergency service, sign up today!

Is your business ready for disaster? We here at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North have always emphasized how important it is to have disaster plans in place for your home or business, but did you know that we have an app that can make disaster mitigation easier for you and your business? Meet the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile! With your ERP in place, you have the disaster advantage of:

  • A free assessment of your facility.
  • A Profile Document with information that would be critical to quick response in an emergency.
  • A guide to prepare you and help you get back in your building faster after a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command at your building/business to begin restoration work ASAP.
  • Provides facility details, identifies priority areas, and priority contacts for our team to use.

How to get a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile:

  • STEP 1: Visit SERVPRO.com/ready. Register for an account using your email address as your username and choose a password.
  • STEP 2: Choose SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North as your preferred SERVPRO Franchise Representative to contact in the event your home or business experiences water, fire, mold or other type of damage.
  • STEP 3: Begin creating ERPs for all of your properties.
  • STEP 4: Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan Application on your iPhone, tablet, Android or Blackberry device from the respective App Store.
  • STEP 5: Launch the Ready Plan App and sign in using the same username and password from STEP 1.

After that, go through and add information, play around a little and get to know the app before you really need it.

With your SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile in place, our teams can arrive faster to your disaster. SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North can make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Loss Categories... What Do they Mean? 2019

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

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IICRC Water Loss Categories

At SERVPRO of Ft Lauderdale North, we understand that you hope you never have to call us for a water loss. But unfortunately, sometimes fate has other plans. When a water loss strikes, arming yourself with knowledge is the first step to avoiding severe water damage. In the water restoration business, we have refer to three categories of water, as laid out by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification or IICRC. We refer to these as categories 1, 2, and 3.

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Category 1 Water

Category 1 water is the least contaminated, and therefore the least hazardous to your well being. Category 1 water is any water that comes from a potable water source. However, just because a water loss is has category 1 water doesn't mean that the issue should be ignored. Category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 water is left standing.

Category 2 Water

Category 2 water is defined by the IICRC as "having a level of contaminates that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested." This can include water from sources such as backed up drains, dishwashers, and toilet overflows that contain urine, but not feces. If you believe you have a category 2 water in your water loss, it is even more important to seek professional help, such as SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North, immediately. The microbial growth that can occur in category two water can be hazardous to your health, and should be removed as soon as possible.

 Category 3 Water

The final category of water that can occur in a water loss is category 3 water. This water is defined by the IICRC as "the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth."

Scary stuff...

Category 3 water requires special remediation techniques due to the highly hazardous nature of the water, and should only be cleaned up by an IICRC certified restoration company, such as SERVPRO Fort of Lauderdale North. Attempting to clean a large category 3 loss without professional knowledge or equipment can lead not only to loss of property, but also damage to your health.

No matter what category of water you find in your water loss, SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North has the equipment and know-how to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

Don't let it get worse before it gets better. 

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