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Urgency in Addressing Flood Damage in Fort Lauderdale Homes

6/3/2024 (Permalink)

a flooded bedroom with furniture floating everywhere If a flood occurs in your area, contact SERVPRO immediately. Our certified professionals can get your house back to normal in no time.

SERVPRO® Offers Fort Lauderdale homeowners Rapid Flood Restoration

Fort Lauderdale, situated on the Florida coast adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, has a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1838 and its formal incorporation in 1911. The city derives its name from a chain of forts constructed by the United States during the Second Seminole War. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park offers serene nature trails and opportunities for canoeing. At the same time, Fort Lauderdale Beach Park beckons tourists to unwind on its immaculate sandy beaches and partake in various water activities. The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival showcases the best in independent cinema. 

Time becomes an invaluable asset in the wake of a storm as each passing moment holds the potential for further flood damage to Fort Lauderdale property. The immediate aftermath of a flood is typically chaotic and overwhelming, with water seeping into various surfaces such as walls, floors, and belongings. The longer this moisture persists, the greater the havoc it wreaks. It is crucial to act swiftly to interrupt this chain of destruction before it escalates beyond control. Urgency is paramount in this scenario. SERVPRO's emergency response services operate around the clock, ready to spring into action at any given moment to minimize the extent of the damage and restore your property to preloss condition. 

Possible secondary water damage 

  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Moistening and crumbling of ceiling tiles 
  • Softening and falling of wallpaper

Water Removal to Mitigate Further Water Damage in Homes

By promptly eliminating pooled water and thoroughly drying impacted regions, SERVPRO restoration specialists prevent the exacerbation of existing damage. The crucial goals of salvaging belongings, preserving the property's structural integrity, and restoring normalcy are paramount objectives, and all hinge on prompt intervention. 

SERVPRO crews may use pumps with diverse capabilities. Pumps are described in terms of their ability to lift and their volume capacity. If standing water in a building measuring at least 2 inches deep and not contaminated with solid materials, employing a submersible pump with sufficient lift capacity and volume capacity to remove the water may be a feasible solution.

Types of pumps used

  • Self-priming trash pumps
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Electric submersible pumps

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors team is dedicated to restoring your property after flood damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (954) 516-7611.

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