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Why SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City Should Be Your Mitigation Company

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

Choosing SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City was this customers one shot of getting the water mitigation done correctly. Davie customer asked herself three questions and then hires SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City to mitigate the water damages in her house.

Our Davie customer came home from work and found standing water in her house. She was in crisis mode. Things were moving fast. She knew that sometimes the choices we make can’t be second-guessed while the catastrophe is in full swing.

ONE-SHOT 

Our savvy customer in Davie knew she would only get one shot at doing things right and hiring the best mitigation company.

THREE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

That being said, choosing SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City as her cleanup and restoration company was the most important step for this customer. These are the three questions she asked herself:

  • First—Am I going to have to worry about a job half done? When the contractor leaves, will I have to hire someone else to finish the job? If you hire SERVPRO, the answer is no. We value you as a customer and want you to be satisfied so we promise to be thorough.
  • Second—If the company you hire runs into difficulties, do they have the resources to push through and get the job done? At SERVPRO we absolutely do. Because we are nationwide, we have access to the know-how, the materials, and the technology of over 1,900 franchises across the USA.
  • Third—When the project is complete, will the finished product be “Like it never even happened”? If you choose SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City, the answer is a solid yes. The main reason? Because we care.

So, if you’re wondering who to call in the heat of the moment, let SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City be your first choice. We won’t let you down. We are ready for whatever happens!

954-725-6400  or  954-741-4321

Why You Should Call SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City Instead Of That Other Company

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

Strong SERVPRO Hero ready to help East Davie and Cooper City residents 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

Why Calling SERVPRO Is The Best Call

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck loaded with all types of equipment  Getting equipment loaded into one of our trucks for a large water job in Davie, Fl.

Why Is Calling SERVPRO The Best Decision You Could Make?

Immediate service, day or night!

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City gives each customer the SERVPRO treatment. 

S-Serve each customer like your family

E-Educated, skilled, and experienced techs

R-Remediate & restore with the best equipment

V-Value your business

PRO- and we do our job like a Pro.                                                            

Residential or Commercial Services

Whether your Florida home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration 
  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Hurricane/Storm Restoration
  • Move-Outs
  • Building/Reconstruction Services
  • Deodorization
  • Vandalism, Biohazard Cleanup  

Unfortunately, a disaster like water damage can happen with no warning. It catches people off, guard. Protect your investment by adding our phone numbers into the contacts of your cell phone. This way in the event of a crisis, you'll have our phone numbers at your fingertips.SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City 954-741-4321 or  954-725-6400 

Why Your Business Should Get A Free ERP From SERVPRO

2/2/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded street shows the need of having an ERP in place for your business. Flooded street shows the importance of getting an Emergency Ready Profile in place for your business.

SERVPRO always has your back in an emergency!! Being a business owner can have many responsibilities, A disaster is the last thing you are thinking about, but you should have a plan. So why does SERVPRO know it's a good idea to have an ERP? Because it's good to prepare for not just the next day's shift, but for the things that happen unexpectedly.

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City offers a free community service called the "Emergency Ready Plan", or an ERP.

BASIC INFORMATION

ERP's are handy little guides that we make at SERVPRO that contain basic information regarding your property, who owns the property, and where your emergency shut-off locations are.

SHUT-OFF VALVES

We document and photograph, where your electrical, water, and gas shut-offs are, as well as your sprinkler system and security system. We get have the contacts for those utility companies in the event that you must make contact.

KEY CONTACTS

Key contacts are also listed in the ERP, such as the owner, the insurance agent for the property, the SERVPRO representative, and the managers of the building.

SERVPRO obtains the emergency contacts and services page has the fire department and police department's emergency and non-emergency numbers as well, that way, if contact is needed, you know where to find all those phone numbers and contact points.

BENEFITS AND CONVENIENCE 

It's beneficial to have an ERP because although the business owner might know where everything is and who to contact, your employees might not know. Having a guide like this can help so much if the business owner is not present.

ERP's are very convenient as well, we are able to provide a paper copy, and we can provide a digital version on the Ready Plan app! Which makes ERP's very easy to access in times of need.

SERVPRO of East Davie/ Cooper City is only a phone call away. Call 954-725-6400 or 954-741-4321 to schedule your FREE ERP today. 

Why Should You Choose SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City? ?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Cute little girl and dog touching noses, showing the importance to form caring, trusting bonds. aking caring friends. Relationships are formed by caring for each other.

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City cares about you and your emergency situation. Understanding the frustration, urgency, and helplessness you might feel when you come home finding yourself standing in ankle-deep water, or when you have damage from a storm, we want you to know that SERVPRO  is there for you.  We are dedicated to restoring your property to "Like it never even happened." So WHY Choose Us?WE HAVE THE EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE   Our professionally trained staff has the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, known as the IICRC. Our techs attend Continuing Education Classes to improve their knowledge of emergency mitigation for fire, water and mold.  Not only do we use the proper equipment we have the skills and experience necessary to operate them.  Using the proper equipment saves our customers money and gets your property back to normal in a timely manner.  BECAUSE WE CARE Nobody expects a disaster to occur, yet homeowners and businesses in the East Davie/Cooper City areas have experienced some type of damage due to the tropical climate we live in. SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City cares about each of our customers as if they are the only customer. With the knowledge of the latest industry standards, we follow restoration methods and processes, answer your questions, and document the loss for your Insurance carrier.   Let us help you in your time of need.  Save our phone numbers into the contacts of your cell phone just in case you encounter an emergency situation.  Remember, help is only a phone call away.  SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City can be reached 24/7/365. 954-725-6400  or  954-741-4321. 

Join Us in Giving Back During No Hunger November

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

hands together We hope that you will join us in our effort to make a difference in our wonderful community!

Did you know that 1 in 9 individuals do not know where they will get their next meal? That is why we have joined Feeding South Florida in the Thanksgiving Food Frenzy, which takes place from October 25, 2021 through November 12, 2021. Feeding South Florida provides food in a number of ways:

  1. They give food to over 300 nonprofits
  2. They look out for seniors with home deliveries to make sure that qualifying older adults are fed as well
  3. Offering Mobile FARMacy options that provide a one-aisle grocery store with healthy food items

Even as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, over 1 million people across Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. That’s 1 in 9 adults and 1 in 6 children.

As your local food bank and member of the Feeding America network, Feeding South Florida shares the belief that everyone should have reliable access to nutritious food, and we are working hard to ensure that none of our neighbors are hungry.

We are asking our community to help be part of the solution and support families this Thanksgiving.

SERVPRO of East Davie / Cooper City is asking for your help in two ways:

  1. Donate non-perishable food items. We will be collecting food from now until November 11, 2021. Simply call us at 954-725-6400 and we will pick up the donated items from your office!
  2. Volunteer to help sort food with the SERVPRO of East Davie / Cooper City team at the Feeding South Florida Food Bank on November 12, 2021.

We hope that you will join us in our effort to make a difference in our wonderful community! Please feel free to reach out to SERVPRO of East Davie / Cooper City with any questions. Thank you!

Mold Growth in Your Garage

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

mold in garage Mold growth in the garage can go from a minor problem to a major issue quickly.

South Florida homeowners know all about September humidity and rainy days. From tropical storms and hurricanes to heavy rainstorms and afternoon showers, Florida garages take a beating when it comes to moisture. Unfortunately, the summer season in Florida creates the perfect combination of elements for mold growth. From the humidity and moisture to the dark environment, a garage is often a hotspot for mold growth in Sunshine State homes.

While the interior of a home is protected from the outside elements, the garage is vulnerable to the exterior elements. Even the tightest sealed garages will have some exposure between the floor and the edge of the garage door. Plus, when pulling into the garage in a rainstorm water will inevitably get inside. Heavy rainstorms can even cause water to pool in the garage, further exacerbating the problem. As such, the garage is a danger zone for mold growth.

Prevention is key to keeping mold growth out of the garage. All South Florida homeowners should be sure to follow these tips to prevent this from happening:

  1. Regularly inspect your garage, checking for leaks and areas where excessive moisture may be present
  2. Inspect the roof of the garage to make sure that there are no damaged gutters or broken pipes
  3. Consider ventilation methods to try to control the humidity in the garage
  4. Try to keep the garage as well-lit as possible
  5. Make sure that the garage door is well sealed and be sure to replace seals when they are beginning to wear
  6. Pay attention to storage and keep your garage organized
  7. Make sure that anything that is stored in the garage has no water on it
  8. Avoid using wood or paper products in the garage
  9. Keep plant growth around the garage to a minimum
  10. Contact a professional at the first sign of any mold growth

Mold growth in the garage can go from a minor problem to a major issue quickly. It is extremely important for you to apply the above tips in your home. If any mold growth is identified, it is critical to contact a mold removal specialist as soon as possible.

A Family Business Dedicated to Customer Service

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van Whether it is a small residential leak or a huge commercial disaster, we follow the family motto of customer satisfaction and appreciation.

When it comes to water damage repair and restoration, our team has experience that runs the gamut. Whether it is a small residential leak or a huge commercial disaster, SERVPRO of East Dave / Cooper City follows the family motto of customer satisfaction and appreciation. Owned by the father son duo of Alan and Adam Greenstein, our business is all heart. We pour ourselves into each and every job, making sure that our team treats our customers like family too.

Having serviced all areas of Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade counties, we understand what it takes to handle large loss. In fact, our storm team has traveled all the way up to Pensacola to serve in the aftermath of a major hurricane. We pride ourselves on doing whatever it takes to be there for those in need. Water and storm damage has the potential to completely uproot a person’s life. This means that it is absolutely critical to be there when it matters most.

From commercial jobs to residential projects, we approach damage repair and restoration with one goal in mind: to make it “Like it never even happened.” This approach incorporates the importance of rejuvenating a home or business to exactly how it was prior to the damage. Our specialties include:

  • Water damage
  • Fire damage
  • Storm damage
  • Mold remediation
  • Commercial restoration

We offer 24-hour emergency service and use the most state-of-the-art equipment when we respond to cleaning or restoration needs. Plus, our team is built with highly trained technicians who are constantly striving to improve upon their craft through practice, training sessions, and special certifications. In doing so, our SERVPRO team ensures that when we respond to a disaster our customer is getting the best service possible.

While our residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services are prominent in South Florida, what we are most proud of is our involvement in the local community. We understand how essential community is in building one another up and keeping our country strong. Together, we can grow as a community and with this in mind we jump at the opportunity to volunteer to help those less fortunate. Our family-owned and operated business is thrilled to stand for togetherness, community, and family.

Getting Ready for Florida's 2021 Hurricane Season

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

flooded las olas blvd Here are some tips in order to be best prepared for Florida’s 2021 Hurricane Season.

The 2021 Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st 2021 and lasts all the way through November 30th.  According to The Climate Adaptation Center (CAC),  they are “predicting a very active season with 20 named storms—less than last year—10 of which may be hurricanes.” Of these storms, 5 of them are predicted to be major hurricanes that could be Category 3-5 strength. A normal hurricane season is usually defined as 3 major hurricanes.

Unfortunately, it does not look like Florida is going to be able to escape hurricane season this year. There is an increased risk of hurricanes this year due to the weakening of the Bermuda high. This Bermuda high is a high pressure zone located in the Atlantic Ocean that was responsible for steering many hurricanes in 2020 away from a direct hit of the mainland in Florida.

According to AccuWeather lead hurricane forecaster Dan Kottlowski, “The pattern that’s setting up is that we could see more of these early-curving storms. That could threaten the east coast a little more this year than previous years.” In order to prepare for this years hurricane season in Florida, it is important to get started early.

Here are some tips in order to be best prepared for Florida’s 2021 Hurricane Season:

Creating a Hurricane Kit

It is very important to have a hurricane kit on hand in case you need to evacuate quickly or need to shelter in place. When people realize a hurricane is coming, many people are filled with a state of panic and run to the grocery store to get supplies to prepare. In this situation, grocery stores are in chaos and can run out of items very quickly. To avoid this situation, prepare a hurricane kit ahead of time with necessary supplies. Some of the most common and recommended items include:

  • Bottled water and non-perishable food items (recommended to have enough for at least 3 days)
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Water-proof container for valuables, cash, and important documents
  • Lighter or matches
  • Cooler and ice packs
  • Pet and/or baby supplies if applicable

Securing Your Home

In the event of an hurricane, you will want to know the best ways to prepare you home against high pressure winds, heavy rain, and flooding.

  • Use hurricane shutters or wood to cover windows
  • Make sure roof is well maintained and, if possible, secure straps or clips to securely fasten it.
  • Bring any outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage bins, etc. inside.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.

Preparing for a Power Outage

During a storm it is very likely to lose power. In case this happens, there are other things you should do to remain prepared.

  • Make sure your car has a full tank of gas instead of waiting until the last minute and having to deal with long lines and gas stations running out.
  • Have extra cash on hand in ATMs shut down.
  • Charge your cell phone and limit use or use airplane mode.
  • Fill the bathtub with water for the purpose of washing and flushing.

Preventing Mold Growth in Your Bathroom

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

mold in bath, a duck toy, bathroom Preventing mold growth in your bathroom means taking proactive measures to keep your home in the best shape possible.

There are certain areas of every home that are prone to mold growth. Elements like moisture and darkness create the perfect breeding area for mildew and mold to thrive. While many people think of mold in their kitchen, the bathroom is actually one of the biggest culprits for mold growth in your home. The combination of heat, darkness, moisture, and typically a lack of ventilation means that bathrooms are especially vulnerable to mildew.

Sometimes mold is easy to spot. It can discolor walls or grow on tiles, but in other scenarios it can be much more difficult to spot. A lingering odor or a slightly discolored ceiling can reveal a major mold problem. Since mold remediation can be quite a headache, the best practice is to avoid mold growth altogether. Preventing mold growth in your bathroom means taking proactive measures to keep your home in the best shape possible.

The following are some great tips for preventing mold growth in your bathroom:

  • Use the fan at all times when showering and let it run for at least 30 minutes following a shower. This will keep the bathroom properly ventilated.
  • Regularly wash the rugs and curtains in the bathroom.
  • Consider purchasing a dehumidifier for the bathroom.
  • Use an all-purpose cleaner to regularly clean your bathroom.
  • Consistently check the toilet and sink for any leaks.
  • Try to keep shower walls dry.
  • Keep bathing products outside of the bathroom.
  • Let as much light into the bathroom as possible.
  • If the bathroom floors gets wet, mop it up as soon as possible.
  • Seal all grout lines.

While some of these tips seem obvious, it can be easy to neglect to maintain these important measures. If you do notice any mold growth in your bathroom, it is important to call a professional right away. Our mold remediation team has years of experience in repairing mold damage large and small. Call us today to learn more.

Working Hard to Keep Fighting COVID-19

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Male worker with protective mask and suit disinfecting industrial factory with spray gun Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it is a higher standard of clean.

While South Florida is eager to get back to “normal”, the numbers of COVID-19 cases do not seem to be going down. From homeowners to business owners, keeping things clean and sanitized is imperative. It is easy to fall into the trap of complacency when it comes to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. People are tired of dealing with masks and sanitizers, making it easy for some to simply go back to the way they used to do things. It is important, however, to remember that with rising numbers precautions must still be taken.

The world has had to completely re-evaluate the way in which it operates. At home, families are sanitizing and washing hands with great frequency. In businesses, the staff is working diligently to keep the public spaces sanitized, regularly cleaned, and enforce mask policies. These changes are difficult to get used to, but they are extremely important for the greater good.

At SERVPRO, we understand the importance of sanitation. In fact, we have worked tirelessly for years in our cleaning services department. As such, when COVID-19 hit, we knew we had a responsibility to our community. We launched Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned recently to continue our mission of keeping our communities safe and clean. In doing so, we are able to help local families and businesses to protect themselves and others.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it is a higher standard of clean. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses, and public spaces in the communities we all call home. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

Are you interested in a free quote for our Commercial Services, or are you a Consumer who wants to learn more about the program? Call us today to learn more!

The Value of a Family-Owned Business

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

family business Are you ready to see the difference of a family-owned business? We are ready to help any time, any day.

The power of family is immense and we have never been so sure of that since the pandemic hit. Leaning on family and loved ones in challenging times and celebrating with family and loved ones in happy times is what life is all about. While SERVPRO may be a big corporation, all of the franchises are individually owned. This means different things for different people, but for us, this means a family-owned business.

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 15 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.

How do we do it? By following the leads of our father-son owner duo. Alan and Adam Greenstein run the show here and that means we treat every employee, customer, and community member like family. 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 save time and money, no matter how large or small the issue may be.

As we find ourselves in the beginning of the heart of hurricane season, it is important to remember that we are storm damage and water damage experts. 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.

Are you ready to see the difference of 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!

Providing Unmatched Customer Services Across South Florida

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle fleet Are you looking for a restoration company that truly care about its customers? It’s time to connect with SERVPRO of East Davie/ Cooper City.

As a family-owned business, SERVPRO of East Davie / Cooper City is committed to providing unmatched customer service to South Florida residents. For the last 15 years, our independently owned and operated franchise has viewed the people of Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties as an extension of our family. For us, that means treating each and every job with a dedication to excellence.

We train our staff in fire damage, water damage, storm damage, and mold damage. From small residential projects to large commercial jobs, we handle every aspect of a remediation and restoration in the same way – with a meticulous attention to detail and a deep respect for our customers and our team members. In doing so, we are able to not only provide a superior service, but we are able to enjoy ourselves while we work. This has been a critical part of our success throughout the years.

With our IICRC-industry certification, we make sure that our staff is regularly trained and equipped with the knowledge and skills that it takes to handle water, fire, storm, and mold damage. In pursuit of continually fine-tuning our disaster recovery team, we go above and beyond for our customers. There are a number of benefits that set us apart from our competition:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Services
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Are you looking for a restoration company that truly care about its customers? It’s time to connect with SERVPRO of East Davie/ Cooper City. Contact us today to learn more!

SERVPRO Has The Answers

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

A broken pipe is by far one of the greatest nightmares homeowners face. Even just a small broken kitchen pipe can quickly cause a considerable quantity of damage to your home. It is for this reason that you need to take care of water damage immediately.

Dealing with water damage requires seeking the help of a trained professional water restoration expert, such as the experts of SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City. Before they get there, there are a few things you can do to assist in keeping the damages to a minimum. Here are a few tips:

Turn Off the Water

You might be tempted to seek out the source of the leak as your first step. This can be problematic, however, depending on the type of leak or damage. If, for instance is simply an overflowed sink, then you would just turn off the sink. However, what if a pipe that you can’t see has burst?

It’s because of reasons like these that you need to turn off the water supply as soon as possible. It is also recommended that you temporarily turn off electrical power as well. The last thing you want is for the water to mix with electrical wires!

Accelerate the Drying Process

The next step entails doing everything in your power to get your home to dry. Start by opening windows and turning on fans. This will get air flowing through your home, which will help to start drying it and also reduce the buildup of disgusting odors.

If you have a dehumidifier, turn it on immediately. It will extract moisture from the air, thus helping accelerate the drying process. Run it for as long as possible. If you stop early, it could lead to the growing of mold and mildew.

If you don’t have a dehumidifier, then don’t worry, because the water restoration experts will bring one with them. As we said earlier, however, just make sure you contact them right away. They need to get to your home as soon as possible!

Make sure you also remove rugs and other portable carpeting and place them outside to dry. Try to wipe down furniture and personal items (books, chairs, toys) as much as possible.

Pull Out a Wet/Dry Vacuum

Another step that we recommend taking is pulling out a wet/dry vacuum cleaner. We understand that you might not have one. If you do, use it to remove as much water as possible from carpets, upholstered furniture and/or tile and wood floors.

This process can take quite a while, but it’s important to remove as much water as possible. Also, make sure you focus more on wood surfaces than carpeted areas. Due to wood’s porous nature, it’s apt to soak up all the water, which in turn will cause it to become warped and delaminated.

Again, if you don’t have a wet/dry vacuum, don’t worry. The restoration professionals will take care of this for you. Just make sure you contact them immediately!

Things Not To Do

There are some things you should definitely NOT do after your home suffers from water damage:

  • Never leave web fabrics and clothing items in place. Try to hang them.
  • Also avoid leaving books, magazines and other such items on wet floors.
  • Please refrain from trying to use a regular vacuum cleaner to clean up water.
  • Avoid using electrical equipment and appliances a like television.
  • Stay out of rooms that have a wet ceiling.

These might seem obvious, but it’s good to know. Be especially careful with wet ceilings. They could be much weaker than you think, and the last thing we want is for a roof to collapse on you!

Final Steps

The real work won’t start until the restoration company gets there. Professionals, such as SERVPRO, possess the equipment needed to do real water extraction and repair. Part of this process will involve installing certain equipment, be it professional-grade dehumidifiers and whatnot.

When this occurs, make sure you follow the directions given to you. Usually, the professionals will ask you to keep their equipment running for a while. Make sure you stick to their schedule and do not arbitrarily turn off their equipment. This could negatively affect the drying process and make things worse.

The last thing the professionals will do is give you preventative maintenance tips. It is recommended that you follow through on these steps to insure that your home and belongings return to their former state. It can make the difference between whether or not your home ever suffers unneeded water damage again!

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City is here 24/7 to answer your questions or concerns.  Call us at 954-741-4321.

SERVPRO - Safety First!

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

With springtime comes unpredictable weather—and knowing this means you should always be prepared for the chance of severe thunderstorms that lead to perfect conditions for tornadoes.

The months of April and May are known for the highest occurrences of tornadoes at 30% and 24% respectively, meaning we are currently in tornado season all throughout the United States.

That’s why we’d like to share some tips and information on tornadoes that can help keep your family prepared for the worst possible scenario.

Tornado Season Conditions

Each year in the United States, roughly 1,200 tornadoes occur, and they begin with severe thunderstorms, especially those known as “supercells.”

The formation of a tornado begins when changes in wind speed and direction create a horizontal spinning effect within a storm cell. This is then tipped vertical by rising air moving up through the thunderclouds.

You will, most likely not see the tornado’s signature funnel cloud at first as it is transparent, but the funnel will become visible as water droplets from the storm’s moist air condense or when dust and debris are picked up.

A typical tornado can grow to be 660 feet wide and will move at 10 to 20 miles per hour, although larger and faster ones have been observed. Hail and intense winds of more than 200 mph can accompany tornadoes.

We’ve already established that tornadoes typically occur in the spring and summertime. Late in the afternoon is when conditions become more favorable, but it is vital to remember that tornadoes can occur anytime and anywhere.

What You Should Do During a Tornado Warning

Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning? A watch is issued when the conditions are favorable for tornadoes, while a warning is issued when a tornado has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar.

If a warning has been issued for your area, seek a safe shelter immediately, especially if you are in the path of the tornado.

Shelter options include:

  • Underground options like a basement or storm shelter.
  • The lowest part of your home, in an area that is away from outside walls, doors and windows. Interior closets and bathrooms can be ideal options.
  • If you are outside, try to get to a sturdy building. Mobile homes and trailers are not a safe option.
  • If on the road and no building access is available, do not get under an overpass or bridge. Instead, find a low, flat location and use your arms to protect your head and neck.

It’s always a good idea to make sure that you have flashlights, a battery-powered weather radio and extra batteries stored in your selected tornado shelter at home.

If you find yourself caught out on the road during a tornado, DO NOT attempt to outrun it. Also, when you are taking shelter in your home, you can provide additional cover by using furniture items like couch cushions, mattresses or blankets to help keep your head and neck covered.

Tornadoes can be devastating on the areas where they touch down. While meteorologists and weather services can provide some advanced warning to potential threats, tornadoes can still occur with little to no warning at all.

If your home or business has been damaged by a tornado, know that SERVPRO® of East Davie/Cooper City is ready and waiting to jump into action and get cleanup and restoration of your property underway.  Call 954-741-4321.

Sick Building Syndrome

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Healtheir Air Saves You Money

In the 1970's, sick building syndrome became apparent as groups of people displayed symptoms after having spent extended periods of time in building with poor air quality. Prudent judgment and immediate attention can save you money in the event of any type of litigation.

At Risk:
* Infants and Children
* Pregnant women
* Elderly
* People with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies
* People with weakened immune systems

Scents of Smell
Create an Impact

You only have one chance to make a first impression with your customers. Using safe and biodegradable products, we at SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City can create a clean, fresh lasting impression. 

Ways to Impress Your Customers:
* Clean dirty and stained ceilings
* Scrub lobby, furniture, and drapery
* Establish maintenance plans for furnishings, carpets, and drapery

Clean Sweep for Ducts
Meet Clean Air Regulations

When addressing air quality, inspecting the duct-work is our first order of business. Dirty ducts can work to circulate odors, contaminates like mold and irritating dust throughout the building. 
We use a proven Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine duct work and make a clean sweep removing years of dust and grime. 

Protection from Litigation


While molds are found naturally in the environment, when they begin to grow inside buildings some people can become ill. Some experts disagree about the more controversial fine details of mold, but they all agree that if you have mold, it needs to be removed.

Control Moisture and Reduce Mold Act within the First 24-48 Hours
Tips:
* Correct any water leaks or standing water
* Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units
* properly maintain humidifiers, if used
* Replace wet or visibly moldy insulation materials

Don't forget to call SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City with any questions!

954-741-4321

Proper maintenance saves you money

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Estimates made by the World Health Organization say that poor indoor air quality costs $60 billion in employee sick leave and lost production.
Part of your responsibility to the tenants, workers and students who bring your buildings include property maintenance and prompt response to any situation that could course illness or health concerns. We will always be available when it matters!

With our 1/4/8 Policy, you know you can rely on us! (For calls during business hours) 
1) Within one hour from notice of loss, we will have someone from our office contact you to arrange for service.
2) Within four hours of loss notification, we will have one of our managers on site to start mitigation services.
3) Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person. 

The SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City Difference
* Reduce Potential for Mold Growth
* Remove Bacteria, Fungi and Mold
* Restore Peak Energy Efficiency
* Eliminate Offensive Odors
* Free Written Inspections and Estimates


SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City System Services:

RESTORATION:
* Fire, Smoke & Soot
* Water, Removal & De-humidification
* Mold Mitigation & Remediation
* Storm Damage
* Contents
* Electronics & Equipment
* Document Drying

CLEANING:
*Air Ducts & HVAC
* Bio-hazard, Crime Scene & Vandalism
* Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes & Blinds
*Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
* Hard Surface Floor Maintenance
* Deodorization
* Move Outs & Content Relocation

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City is here for you!

954-741-4321

Healtheir Air

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

11/4/2019

Sick Building Syndrome
Healtheir Air Saves You Money

In the 1970's, sick building syndrome became apparent as groups of people displayed symptoms after having spent extended periods of time in building with poor air quality. Prudent judgment and immediate attention can save you money in the event of any type of litigation.

At Risk:
* Infants and Children
* Pregnant women
* Elderly
* People with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies
* People with weakened immune systems

Scents of Smell
Create an Impact

You only have one chance to make a first impression with your customers. Using safe and biodegradable products, we at SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City can create a clean, fresh lasting impression. 

Ways to Impress Your Customers:
* Clean dirty and stained ceilings
* Scrub lobby, furniture, and drapery
* Establish maintenance plans for furnishings, carpets, and drapery
Clean HVAC & air ducts systems


Clean Sweep for Ducts
Meet Clean Air Regulations

When addressing air quality, inspecting the duct-work is our first order of business. Dirty ducts can work to circulate odors, contaminates like mold and irritating dust throughout the building. 
We use a proven Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine duct work and make a clean sweep removing years of dust and grime. 

Protection from Litigation
While molds are found naturally in the environment, when they begin to grow inside buildings some people can become ill. Some experts disagree about the more controversial fine details of mold, but they all agree that if you have mold, it needs to be removed.

Control Moisture and Reduce Mold Act within the First 24-48 Hours
Tips:
* Correct any water leaks or standing water
* Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units
* properly maintain humidifiers, if used
* Replace wet or visibly moldy insulation materials

Don't forget to call SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City to speak with an IICRC certified technician!

954-741-4321

Proper Maintenance can save you MONEY

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

Estimates made by the World Health Organization say that poor indoor air quality costs $60 billion in employee sick leave and lost production.
Part of your responsibility to the tenants, workers and students who bring your buildings include property maintenance and prompt response to any situation that could course illness or health concerns. We will always be available when it matters!

With our 1/4/8 Policy, you know you can rely on us! (For calls during business hours) 
1) Within one hour from notice of loss, we will have someone from our office contact you to arrange for service.
2) Within four hours of loss notification, we will have one of our managers on site to start mitigation services.
3) Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person. 

The SERVPRO Difference
* Reduce Potential for Mold Growth
* Remove Bacteria, Fungi and Mold
* Restore Peak Energy Efficiency
* Eliminate Offensive Odors
* Free Written Inspections and Estimates


SERVPRO System Services:

RESTORATION:
* Fire, Smoke & Soot
* Water, Removal & de-humidification
* Mold Mitigation & Remediation
* Storm Damage
* Contents
* Electronics & Equipment
* Document Drying

CLEANING:
*Air Ducts & HVAC
* Bio-hazard, Crime Scene & Vandalism
* Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes & Blinds
*Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
* Hard Surface Floor Maintenance
* Deodorization
* Move Outs & Content Relocation

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City is here for you!

954-741-4321

Preparing for the Threat of Severe Spring Weather | SERVPRO® of East Davie/Cooper City

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Severe Weather

Now that spring has arrived, we can enjoy some warmer—but sometimes unstable—weather. That means we need to buckle up and prepare for whatever Mother Nature may choose to send our way.

Severe Weather and the Spring

The arrival of spring brings with it longer days and more sunshine, but spring also brings with it the threat of severe weather throughout the country. You can never be too sure about the hand you’re being dealt this time of the year, which means the weather may change at moment’s notice.

Fluctuating temperatures that can go from warm to cold within hours cause the weather to change. That temperature change can result in extreme weather changes.

Thunderstorms become more common throughout the spring and are the main cause of severe weather. Thunderstorms occur whenever warm, moist air collides with cool, dry air, which is a common occurrence in the spring and summer.

After studying natural catastrophe losses in the U.S. for 2017, it was found that severe thunderstorms were the most common and produced some of the costliest results. Out of 50 events, there were 85 fatalities and an estimated total of $25.4 billion in overall losses.

These storms can bring about flooding threats, high winds and even tornadoes given the right conditions. It has been found that in modern history, 10% of all violent tornadoes have occurred in March, with April, May and June taking the top spots at 30%, 24% and 15% respectively.

Getting Prepared

There is no way to completely accurately predict the weather; however, forecasters have the tools available to them to at least give us an idea of the possibility of severe weather. Advanced warnings, along with the right preparation, can greatly improve overall safety for your family.

Here are some things you can do to your home to prepare for the chance of severe weather:

  1. Clear out your home’s gutters, drains and downspouts.
  2. Trim trees of precarious limbs or branches that could break off in a storm.
  3. Secure or store outdoor belongings if severe weather is in the forecast.

Having an emergency kit on hand is always advised. These kits should include the following:

  • Battery-operated flashlight and NOAA weather radio, with extra batteries for both
  • Emergency evacuation or shelter plans
  • Important personal info, like telephone numbers of neighbors, family and friends, insurance and property info, numbers for the utility companies, and medical info
  • A first-aid kit with things like non-latex gloves, adhesive bandages, tweezers, sterile gauze pads, aspirin packets, adhesive cloth tape and scissors
  • 3–5 day supply of bottled water and nonperishable food
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Blankets or sleeping bag

Despite its unpredictability, there is one thing that always remains true of the spring weather season: It always happens. If your home or business is damaged in a storm, you can depend on SERVPRO® of East Davie/Cooper City to get the cleanup and restoration process started fast.

We’ll Be There Fast When It Matters Most | SERVPRO® of East Davie/Cooper City

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water damaged floors

When you are faced with a disaster that has struck at your home or business, time becomes an especially precious commodity. When it is your home or livelihood on the line, you need help right away and you don’t have the benefit of waiting for help.

We’re aware, and understand, that a fast response is crucial, which is why we take fast response to any size disaster seriously, making it more than just a slogan to us.

Why a Fast Response Matters

When it’s your belongings or business on the line, time is not always on your side when it comes to disaster cleanup. This is especially true when water damage has come into play, which can be through various means such as flooding, appliance and/or plumbing failures, storm damage and fire damage, as water is used to put out the fires.

The walls, the floors, upholstery and your belongings become water damage casualties because it only takes mere minutes for water to spread throughout your property, where it will saturate everything in its path.

The effects of water damage within the first 24 hours include:

  • Drywall beginning to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces beginning to tarnish
  • Furniture beginning to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper items spreading and staining
  • The beginning of a musty odor

The damage continues to worsen as time goes on. Between 48 hours and a week later, you could begin to see:

  • The growth and spreading of mold and mildew
  • Swelling and warping of doors, windows and studs
  • Metal beginning to rust and corrode
  • Paint beginning to blister
  • Wood flooring swelling and warping
  • The possibilities of serious biohazard contamination

Unchecked water damage that is left for over a week can lead to a dramatically increased restoration time and costs and can also impact structural safety.

Here to Help

By providing an immediate response to any size disaster, we can help keep damage to a minimum and help keep the cleaning and restoration costs manageable.

Our trained cleanup and restoration specialists can be dispatched to your property or business at any time, no matter what day or time it is.

Being a locally owned and operated franchise helps us be close by and ready to respond whenever the call comes in. Also, one of the major perks of being part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises is that we have access to more resources for the cleanup and restoration projects that may be larger or stem from major storm situations.

Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there—no matter the time or day. The team of highly trained restoration experts at SERVPRO® of East Davie/Cooper City is available for emergency cleanup and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sick Building Syndrome

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Healtheir Air Saves You Money

In the 1970's, sick building syndrome became apparent as groups of people displayed symptoms after having spent extended periods of time in building with poor air quality. Prudent judgment and immediate attention can save you money in the event of any type of litigation.

At Risk:
* Infants and Children
* Pregnant women
* Elderly
* People with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies
* People with weakened immune systems

Scents of Smell
Create an Impact

You only have one chance to make a first impression with your customers. Using safe and biodegradable products, we at SERVPRO of East Coral Springs can create a clean, fresh lasting impression. 

Ways to Impress Your Customers:
* Clean dirty and stained ceilings
* Scrub lobby, furniture, and drapery
* Establish maintenance plans for furnishings, carpets, and drapery

Clean Sweep for Ducts
Meet Clean Air Regulations

When addressing air quality, inspecting the ductwork is our first order of business. Dirty ducts can work to circulate odors, contaminates like mold and irritating dust throughout the building. 
We use a proven Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine duct work and make a clean sweep removing years of dust and grime. 

Protection from Litigation


While molds are found naturally in the environment, when they begin to grow inside buildings some people can become ill. Some experts disagree about the more controversial fine details of mold, but they all agree that if you have mold, it needs to be removed.

Control Moisture and Reduce Mold Act within the First 24-48 Hours
Tips:
* Correct any water leaks or standing water
* Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units
* properly maintain humidifiers, if used
* Replace wet or visibly moldy insulation materials

Don't forget to call SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City with any questions!

954-741-4321

Proper Maintenance Saves You Money

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Estimates made by the World Health Organization say that poor indoor air quality costs $60 billion in employee sick leave and lost production.
Part of your responsibility to the tenants, workers and students who bring your buildings include property maintenance and prompt response to any situation that could course illness or health concerns. We will always be available when it matters!

With our 1/4/8 Policy, you know you can rely on us! (For calls during business hours) 
1) Within one hour from notice of loss, we will have someone from our office contact you to arrange for service.
2) Within four hours of loss notification, we will have one of our managers on site to start mitigation services.
3) Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person. 

The SERVPRO Difference
* Reduce Potential for Mold Growth
* Remove Bacteria, Fungi and Mold
* Restore Peak Energy Efficiency
* Eliminate Offensive Odors
* Free Written Inspections and Estimates


SERVPRO System Services:

RESTORATION:
* Fire, Smoke & Soot
* Water, Removal & Dehumidification
* Mold Mitigation & Remediation
* Storm Damage
* Contents
* Electronics & Equipment
* Document Drying

CLEANING:
*Air Ducts & HVAC
* Biohazard, Crime Scene & Vandalism
* Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes & Blinds
*Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
* Hard Surface Floor Maintenance
* Deodorization
* Move Outs & Content Relocation

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City is here for you!

954-741-4321

Healtheir Air Saves You Money

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Sick Building Syndrome
Healtheir Air Saves You Money

In the 1970's, sick building syndrome became apparent as groups of people displayed symptoms after having spent extended periods of time in building with poor air quality. Prudent judgment and immediate attention can save you money in the event of any type of litigation.

At Risk:
* Infants and Children
* Pregnant women
* Elderly
* People with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies
* People with weakened immune systems

Scents of Smell
Create an Impact

You only have one chance to make a first impression with your customers. Using safe and biodegradable products, we at SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City can create a clean, fresh lasting impression. 

Ways to Impress Your Customers:
* Clean dirty and stained ceilings
* Scrub lobby, furniture, and drapery
* Establish maintenance plans for furnishings, carpets, and drapery
Clean HVAC & air ducts systems


Clean Sweep for Ducts
Meet Clean Air Regulations

When addressing air quality, inspecting the ductwork is our first order of business. Dirty ducts can work to circulate odors, contaminates like mold and irritating dust throughout the building. 
We use a proven Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine duct work and make a clean sweep removing years of dust and grime. 

Protection from Litigation
While molds are found naturally in the environment, when they begin to grow inside buildings some people can become ill. Some experts disagree about the more controversial fine details of mold, but they all agree that if you have mold, it needs to be removed.

Control Moisture and Reduce Mold Act within the First 24-48 Hours
Tips:
* Correct any water leaks or standing water
* Remove standing water under cooling coils or air handling units
* properly maintain humidifiers, if used
* Replace wet or visibly moldy insulation materials

Don't forget to call SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City with any questions!

954-725-6451

Proper Maintenance Saves MONEY

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Estimates made by the World Health Organization say that poor indoor air quality costs $60 billion in employee sick leave and lost production.
Part of your responsibility to the tenants, workers and students who bring your buildings include property maintenance and prompt response to any situation that could course illness or health concerns. We will always be available when it matters!

With our 1/4/8 Policy, you know you can rely on us! (For calls during business hours) 
1) Within one hour from notice of loss, we will have someone from our office contact you to arrange for service.
2) Within four hours of loss notification, we will have one of our managers on site to start mitigation services.
3) Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person. 

The SERVPRO Difference
* Reduce Potential for Mold Growth
* Remove Bacteria, Fungi and Mold
* Restore Peak Energy Efficiency
* Eliminate Offensive Odors
* Free Written Inspections and Estimates


SERVPRO System Services:

RESTORATION:
* Fire, Smoke & Soot
* Water, Removal & Dehumidification
* Mold Mitigation & Remediation
* Storm Damage
* Contents
* Electronics & Equipment
* Document Drying

CLEANING:
*Air Ducts & HVAC
* Biohazard, Crime Scene & Vandalism
* Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes & Blinds
*Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
* Hard Surface Floor Maintenance
* Deodorization
* Move Outs & Content Relocation

SERVPRO of East Davie/Cooper City is here for you!

954-725-6451