July Is The Peak Month For Grill Fires
SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City's fire tips for safe outdoor grilling this summer
According to National Fire Protection Association July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by the months June, May, and August.
During the summer season when the days are longer and the weather is warmer, more families cook food outside. Whether you use gas, propane, charcoal, or a smoker, SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City wants you to keep these fire precautions in mind.
For gas/propane grills:
*Check the gas tank for leaks before using it.
*Open the lid on all gas grills before lighting.
For charcoal grills:
*Use only charcoal-started fluid to start the fire.
*Make sure the coals are completely cool before disposing of them in a metal container.
For smokers as well as all grills alike, these common-sense tips apply. Make sure the placement of the grill is away from the house. Don't place it under eaves or trees. Never leave the grill unattended and ensure the kids and pets are at least three feet away. Remembering to remove the grease and fat buildup from the trays and grills after each use is important.
SERVPRO wants you to have a safe, enjoyable summer while feasting on the delicious foods you cook. We hope the delicious smokey fire smell is the only fire smell you remember this summer.
SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Please store our phone numbers in your phones for emergency situations. 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400.
Businesses Are Creating Complimentary Emergency Ready Profile Plans, Have You?
Let SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City set up an Emergency Ready Profile for your business so you can check it off your to-do list
No matter what size business you operate, handling an unexpected disaster can be chaotic. Being physically present at your business 24/7, just for emergencies is nearly impossible. That's why SERVPRRO created a complimentary Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) specifically for your business that provides valuable information needed during emergency situations whether you're there or not.
To perform an ERP, SERVPRO of East Davie/ Cooper City will conduct a site visit and create a custom document with your building specifications. Square footage, access points, and emergency contacts are notated. The locations of shut-offs for gas, water, and electricity are documented and photographed. This way if your business suddenly has a water leak, quick access to the shutoffs can be found and the damages will be minimized.
Your company will get a hard copy ERP report to keep on-site. You and your employees can download the free ERP app where your emergency information can be stored. This gives you quick access at your fingertips.
From then on if you experience a fire, water, or mold problem, you and your staff can open the app, click the icon for your emergency, and fast track your way to getting help from SERVPRO.
Call SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City today to make an appointment for your free Emergency Ready Profile! 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400
Questions You Will Asked After Experiencing Storm Damage
We've got your back at SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City and can restore your property quickly after experiencing damages from a storm
"To develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect."-SERVPRO Mission Statement-
After a storm, your property might be in shambles. You may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. We've got your back and can expertly guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City employs quality people with water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. Our specific team of techs, that have the right experience, training and equipment can make your storm damage "Like it never even happened."
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring to your loss. A determination is also made as to how many experienced technicians will be needed.
You will be asked:
* Your name and contact information
* Your insurance information
* The address of the water-damaged home or business
* When did the flooding or water damage occur?
* What caused the water damage?
* Is the leak fixed/ water supply turned off/ is the water coming from the outside?
* Is there electricity available?
At SERVPRO of East Dave/Cooper City, we have your back and can help you get your property repaired as quickly as possible after a storm. Add our phone numbers to your cellphones for emergency situations.
954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400
SERVPRO's Tips For The Summer Or Year Round Grilling Warrior
SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City wants to ensure the only smoke you smell this summer is from the delicious foods you're grilling
According to the NFPA, on average, 10,600 home fires are started by grills each year. July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by June, May, and August.
The popularity of this outdoor cooking equipment combined with longer, warmer days creates a unique fire hazard that should be taken seriously. SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City wants you to take precautions now with these basic tips for fire-safe grilling:
For gas/propane grills:
- Check the gas tank for leaks before using it.
- Open the lid on all gas grills before lighting the grill.
For charcoal grills:
- Use only charcoal starter fluid to start the fire but never add it or any flammable liquids to a fire that is burning.
- Cool coals completely before you dispose of them in a metal container.
For all grills:
- Place the grill well away from house and deck railings. Don’t place it under eaves or branches.
- Remove grease and fat buildup from grills and trays after each use.
- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill.
- Never leave the grill unattended when in use.
Whether you are strictly a summer grilling warrior or you use your grill year-round, common-sense actions can help ensure that the only smoke you smell this summer is the aroma of food grilling.
SERVPRO specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services and repair services, helping to remediate damage for both commercial and residential customers. For more information call 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400
Check Your Roof After A Significant Rain Event
Your home's main line of defense is your roof, so check it out before and after rainstorms.
After a significant rain event, it's a good idea to inspect your roof for damage. Your home's main line of defense is your roof, and in East Davie/Cooper City it takes a beating.
Pay attention to things like dings in your gutters or tears in your window screens, which indicate hail damage. You may see missing tiles or other signs of roof damage from the ground, but most leaks don't represent a need for whole roof replacement. Usually, the leak is coming from something requiring minor roof repair. Find the source of the leak, stop it, and clean any water damage.
Find the Source of the Leak
Look for stains that indicate the source of a leak and the area that needs roof repair. You may see water stains on your ceiling or coming down a wall. When you see that, get your flashlight and head to that area.
Here are five familiar sources for a roof leak:
- Vents and fans
- Window dormers
- Vent pipes
- Unsecured nails and nail holes
To complete your roof repair:
- Start looking for materials damaged by water.
- Check for discolorations and rotting wood and wet drywall and insulation.
- When you find mold, remain careful and don't spread it during cleanup.
SERVPRO of EastDavie/Cooper City are specialists in water and mold remediation. Our trained technicians create a containment area while working on water and mold damage. Mold can begin growing on wet damaged materials in as little as 48 hours. Drying is critical to preventing mold, so don't procrastinate, or try to clean up the water damage yourself. Call the professionals at 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400
How We Find Water Damage That You Can't See
Using a thermal detection device can accurately show the presence of water and how far the water traveled.
Part of SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City's success in restoring water-damaged homes depends on knowing exactly where to find moisture beyond the naked eye can see.
Moisture detection and discovery devices were a critical component of the work that we did in a Davie home. Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.
The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property. Our SERVPRO technicians have the equipment, training, and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur.
Here are a few of the tools used by SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City Professionals.
- Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.
- Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate readings.
- Thermalhygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity. When armed with this information, SERVPRO Professionals can calculate and create an environment most conducive to drying. When facing a contaminated water loss, it is not only important to dry the structure, but the structure must also be disinfected and often deodorized.
- Ultra-Low-Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that can easily penetrate the site where odor-causing residues may accumulate. This device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.
- Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products by creating a dense fog. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that attach to and neutralize odor-causing particles.
The proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense from a water loss. Thermal imagery helps reduce unnecessary penetration of a wall, especially when exposed materials might be costly to remove or to be replaced. This saves our customers money and time.
SERVPRO East Davie/Cooper City has professionally trained techs that use the proper equipment to find the water that you cannot see. Call 954-725-6400 -- 954-741-4321
Another Above Average Hurricane Season Predicted for 2022
SERVPRO of East Davie and Cooper City technicians are ready to help the community with storm damages
What is the hurricane prediction for 2022? Another above-average hurricane season is in the forecast for 2022. A prediction issued Thursday by scientists at Colorado State University says there will be at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes — four of which will be Category 3 or higher.
These are the names for the 2022 Hurricane Season. Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Martin, Nicole, Owen, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie, and Walter.
Long-time Florida residents have the tendency to grow numb to the severity of hurricane season. The reality is that South Florida residents must take every storm seriously. History reminds us that things can change in an instant. We encourage homeowners to be vigilant and proactive in preparing for the 2022 Hurricane Storm season.
What's the best way to protect your property? Making a plan and thinking ahead about the "what if and what do I do" scenarios is critical. This is key to minimizing loss from storms. Now is the time to grab your cell phone and add our phone numbers as a new contact. 954-741-4321 and 954-725-6400.
Why You Should Call SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City Instead Of That Other Company
Davie and Cooper City residents feel safe and protected in the strong arms of our SERVPRO team
Why you should only call our SERVPRO?
Our franchise was established in 2005 as an independently owned and operated business focused solely on serving our community with pride and honor. In fact, our family motto is all about customer satisfaction and appreciation. This mindset lays the foundation for everything that we do.
Over the last 17 years, we have gone above and beyond for our customers. From tiny leaks in a home kitchen to enormous flooding in a commercial building, we have seen it all and we have solved it all. We take pride in being a family-owned business because we know what that means for our customers.
Who runs the show at SERVPRO?
SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City's owners is a father-son duo, Alan and Adam Greenstein. They have a hands-on style and understand the importance of making great first impressions and lasting relationships.
Working with Alan and Adam our Crew Chief Yoandi mobilizes the crew towards jobs, and our Office Manager Evie answers customers' calls. They treat every customer and community member like family.
How does SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City operate?
When our phones ring, the person on the other end is in need of help and it is our goal is provide unmatched services to them to save time and money, no matter how large or small the issue may be.
Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our community. With a staff highly trained in property damage restoration, we handle the cleanup for residential and commercial buildings. We take pride in being a family-owned business because we know what that means for our customers.
What do we do?
From tiny leaks in a home kitchen to enormous flooding in a commercial building, we have seen it all and we have solved it all. Are you ready to see the difference between a family-owned business?
We are ready to help any time, any day. Give our office a call today to learn more about our services!
954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400
Don't Forget to Protect Your Garage Door During Storm Season
All garage doors, both residential and commercial, are vulnerable to storms if not protected correctly.
We are just two months away from the peak of storm season when tropical storms and hurricanes are popping up regularly.
Living in South Florida, with high temperatures and humidity, storms can be extremely dangerous. When planning to protect your home one of the most vulnerable areas is your garage. Your garage is susceptible to high winds and flooding. Here are a few tips to storm-proof your garage:
- When purchasing a garage door look for one with a high wind-resistance rating. If a storm with very strong winds or a tornado comes through and your garage door is breached the winds can batter your home. This can lead to water coming in and causing costly damage. For areas prone to tornadoes it is recommended that you invest in a garage door that can withstand 130 mph or higher winds.
- When installing your garage door consider installing a bracing system. This will reinforce the integrity of the door by anchoring the door to the walls and floors and into each hinge.
- Make sure to do proper maintenance to your garage door. Repair any breaches or holes that would allow wind to get through the garage door. Make sure to check the weather stripping and mechanisms for proper functionality.
- Do you have windows in your garage? Make sure they are secure and their weather-stripping is in proper condition. Having wrought-iron window protection also greatly helps in protecting the glass from flying debris.
- Install flood vents and proper drainage. You can have a trench drain installed to divert water, and flood vents inside the garage can drain water getting through before levels rise and cause damage.
At SERVPRO of East Dave/Cooper City, we believe in being prepared for any emergency. We suggest that you prepare by saving our phone numbers in the contact of your cell phone. This way, in case of an emergency, when you're dealing with a crisis and feeling overwhelmed, help is only a phone call away.
954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400
Who Do I Call First When I Have a Water Loss During a Holiday?
As homeowners of East Davie/Cooper City are preparing for Passover and Easter, they should also be prepared with SERVPRO's phone number.
First, SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City wishes all of our "peeps" a happy Passover and Easter.
Remember Murphy's Law? "If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will go wrong, is the one that will cause the most damage". During holiday times, especially when you're entertaining guests, homeowners are confused about who to call first when they are experiencing a water leak.
I've written blogs in the past, but it never hurts to have a reminder! We want to remind you that we're the number to call when your home or business is affected by flooding from storm damage.
Go ahead and add us to your contact list as SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City at 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400. Now... what do you do when your home has been affected?
First, you'll call your insurance agent.
Second, be careful entering your home. Water damage can damage the structure of your home (sometimes beyond what the eyes can see) and we want to make sure that you are safe.
Third, document everything. Take photos on your cell phone of everything that is going on.
Fourth, don't use any appliances in the affected areas. It helps to keep the power turned off to those areas of your home until an inspection can be done to ensure it is safe first.
Last but not least, give us a call and we'll be there to help!
SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make a disaster "Like it never even happened." 954-741-4321 or 954-725-6400