Is it ok to use bleach on mold ?
This is a before picture of a mold problem
Is it ok to use bleach on mold, in place of conducting a proper mold remediation?
For one thing, IICRC Mold Remediation Guidelinesaccording to the IICRC:
People use bleach to "kill" mold. Most importantly, the IICRC emphasizes that even dead mold spores (also referred to as "non-viable" spores) remain toxigenic and allergenic. While it is true that if a person kills spores (something that we shouldn't assume is happening), the good news is those spores will not grow. However, if the dead spores retain their toxic and allergenic properties what is the point of killing them? Remediate them fully -- remove them using the proper containment techniques that prevents cross-contamination to surrounding areas.
Does your home have a mold problem ?
This is a photo of a mold issue that needs to be taken care of immediately
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
Call SERVPRO for free inspection of your home at (954)741-4321.
24 Hour Water Emergency Services
This is a containment barrier built by our excellent guys in the field
The Benefit of Powerful, Effective Equipment
The goal of services for residential water damage in East Davie/Cooper City is to dry the home up as soon as possible, and you may only have a mop or perhaps a wet vacuum that can be used to soak up some of the moisture in the home. This, however, is not the most effective way to dry up the mess. Professional services from SERVPRO utilize powerful equipment to extract the water from the home so that the surfaces are dry. Besides, the moisture must be removed from the air, and powerful fans can be brought into the home to thoroughly dry out the space. Monitors can be used to track the progress so that the fans and dehumidifiers remain on until the humidity level has been restored to normal. This ensures that all signs of moisture are removed from the home before the repair and restoration work begins.
The Need for Fast Results
Any time water or high levels of humidity are in the home, there is a concern that mold growth may develop. Humidity and moisture should be removed from the home as soon as possible to decrease this risk. Through your efforts to remove water from your home, it may take more time to accomplish the same results, and there is a possibility that you may not be able to remove all of the humidity for several weeks or longer. This is the time when mold growth may begin, which could result in the need for mold remediation services. This can increase the time and expense associated with repairing the home after residential water damage in East Davie/Cooper City.
You may be able to repair the residential water damage in East Davie/Cooper City on your own, but this is not advisable. It is best to enjoy the fast, thorough response of a skilled water damage restoration team. SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City is the company to contact when you are dealing with water damage in your East Davie/Cooper City-area home. We are locally owned and operated, so we can provide you with the fast response that the situation calls for. To request an appointment with our team, contact us today at (954) 741-4321.
Fire Damage : Insurance and Restoration
Before picture of an oven we restored after a fire
Fire damage in East Davie/Cooper City can be a devastating event. Once your property has been impacted by a fire, hiring a high-quality fire damage restoration service is important. To ensure that you can get a professional service you need and deserve, browse through these tips and tricks outlined in this quick reference guide courtesy of SERVPRO.
Request a Referral From Your Insurance Company. The best way to find the ideal fire damage restoration company is through a referral. Who has dealt with these restoration companies more than your insurance company? Ask your agent or adjuster for a referral and chances are SERVPRO will be at the top of the list. Past experiences of cooperation and coordination of the fire damage restoration process make the project easier to expediently complete while keeping costs down. If a claim is involved, we can provide an estimate complying with insurance industry guidelines. This step is also advantageous because it ensures that SERVPRO and your insurance provider can work together throughout the remediation process. Less stress for you through a difficult time.
Ensure That TheFire Damage restoration Company Can Handle Your Needs. After a house fire, water pooling from the extinguishing efforts could be causing secondary structural and furnishings damage in your East Davie/Cooper City home. Another step you should implement to find the right restoration services is determining whether the company can handle your specific needs. Standing water must be extracted immediately before, during, and after the assessment of damages has been provided to you, if the level of damage is extensive
• HVAC system cleaning: removal of smoke odor and soot and moisture
• Debris removal: burnt or water-logged. Cleaning of items, and possessions on location or at our headquarters. Our IICRC-certified technicians will provide you the high quality fire damage restoration services you require with empathy.
• Extensive drying: water extraction by pumps, and wet-vacs, air movers, and dehumidifiers finish the drying, then checked with meters, final documentation that the structure is dry. Help prevent mold growth.
• Structural rebuild: restore fire damaged building materials when possible, replace when necessary. Keeps the cost and repair time down.
Once the fire in your home in East Coral Springs has been extinguished, get together with your insurance adjuster and SERVPRO. We will take the stressful burden from you and provide fair, expedient, and cost-effective results. Our goal is to get you back home as soon as possible. We will also have a final walk-through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Steps to take after a fire
This is a picture of a kitchen fire that we were able to help
Call SERVPRO to Restore the Fire Damage to Your Property
Your home has been on fire, and the fire trucks have just left. Several things are going through your head during this very confusing time. Fire damage is not what you planned on at this time in your life. You have been watching the brave men and women of the fire department work saving your home, throwing many gallons of water and foam on it. You know there is going to be trouble getting it back into shape, and you are not exactly sure of the appropriate steps to take.
The first step to take is not to head in to start the cleanup you know needs to be done immediately. The fire department can notify the authorities that your home is now uninhabitable. There are dangers such as ceilings may be coming down, and walls might not be up to the job of holding things up right. The floors may not be stable enough either.
The first call you need to make, from your friend's house or your cell phone, is to your insurance company to get them started on helping you, financially. The next call should be to a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO. We can come running as we know the importance of getting started immediately to help preserve what can be saved and restore those things that can't be.
The first thing that is noticed, by anyone who can enter the house, is the smell. It is a mixture of wet things, soot, smoke and any gasses exposed because of burned synthetic materials. This bad air must be removed from the home so that our technicians can come in and get to work for your benefit. They eliminate this air by setting up large air movers or fans that can evacuate this air from the home and generate air circulation that works wonders to remove floating materials as well as the odors that you do not want to remain.
While the air is being cleaned out, our trained, experienced personnel make a complete inspection of the house. We go into every area, after it is certified to be relatively safe, and locate destruction done by the fire, the water and locate the presence of any activated mold due to all of this moisture in the house.
We remove the water and construction elements that were on fire and anything that has soaked up too much water to be useful. Dehumidifiers can be placed to help in the evaporation of the moisture left, and deodorizers also help sweeten the air a bit.
The actual restoration is the replacing of anything that was torn out due to fire, water or mold. A complete repainting of all surfaces and a complete top to bottom cleaning and sanitizing of the entire house will be implemented as needed. There is a lot to this and a company like SERVPRO specializing in this field knows their stuff.
If you have had fire damage in your East Davie/Cooper City home, call SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City at (954) 741-4321 to have all of your issues addressed appropriately and rapidly.
Faster to any Disaster
This is a photo of our equipment set up at a water loss
Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.
Faster To Any Size Disaster
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (954)741-4321
Water Damage Timeline
- Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
- Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
- Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
- Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
Hours 1 - 24:
- Drywall begins to swell and break down.
- Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
- Furniture begins to swell and crack.
- Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
- A musty odor appears.
48 Hours to 1 Week:
- Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
- Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
- Metal begins to rust and corrode.
- Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
- Paint begins to blister.
- Wood flooring swells and warps.
- Serious biohazard contamination is possible.
More Than 1 Week:
- Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
- Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
About SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City
SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Hurricane Season 2017
This damage was caused by Hurricane Irma
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in East Coral Springs too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Coral Springs is close by and ready to respond to your emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Ft Lauderdale community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.
If you have damages to your home, call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs at (954) 725-6400 to have all of your issues addressed appropriately and rapidly.
Restoring your commercial property after a water loss
Our equipment is expertly setup to dry out this commercial water loss
Flooding and water damage events at Coral Springs/Davie commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Smoke and Soot Cleanup
This is a room full of soot from a fire
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and soot facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.