Recent Water Damage Posts

Effective Recovery of Fort Lauderdale Water Damage

12/5/2022 (Permalink)

water extraction wand and handle servpro poster Water damage in Fort Lauderdale home have you down? Call SERVPRO--We have the equipment and expertise to make it "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning and Mitigating Water Damage Threats

The fast movement of water in a home after a leak in the plumbing or malfunctioning appliance can allow a property to become overwhelmed by migrating loss effects. Water Restoration Technicians accredited through the IICRC are ready to help with structural drying, water removal services, mold prevention, and content cleaning.

Fort Lauderdale water damage impacts homes and businesses. With a population of more than 180,000 in the municipality, restoration teams like SERVPRO must be prepared for flooding, leaks, and other water emergencies that could threaten structures. As leading restoration professionals for Broward County, we can provide a full-service solution from mitigation to repairs.

Emergency Services After a Disaster

There is no convenient time for disasters to occur, so when they do, you need assurance that competent restoration professionals are on their way to help. Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7, and with stocked production vehicles, we can begin emergency services for water-damaged homes as soon as possible. Early actions our technicians and contractors can take to help include:

  • Water Extraction
  • Utility Repairs
  • Controlled Demolition
  • Content Relocation

Early Water Removal Approaches

When water pools on the flooring surfaces of your residence, the resulting water damage can be substantial. Many of these materials are porous or semi-porous, allowing absorption and saturation to become factors preventing efficient drying and recovery. Part of the objectives for efficient mitigation is removing standing water using a combination of wet vacuums, submersible pumps, and other special extraction units in our inventory.

What Tools Are Necessary for Drying?

Because water cleanup is one of the most essential actions SERVPRO professionals can take after water damage, our professionals have hundreds of tools and equipment to help. The inventory is especially adequate with the Large Loss portion of our restoration services. However, having multiple air movers, dehumidifiers, portable heaters, and extraction units can also benefit residential restoration.

The Science of Effective Drying

Psychometry is one of the primary studies for our restoration professionals working in water damage restoration and recovery. Understanding the behavior of water and moisture with materials and open spaces can improve cleaning and drying times. Effectively drying your property through evaporation and other chemical processes occurs as a balance between three principles:

  • Airflow – The movement of air is the foundation of efficient drying. Using axial and centrifugal air movers placed at 45-degree angles against wet surfaces, we can continually evaporate surface moisture of salvageable building materials.
  • Temperature – The warmer surfaces are, the faster chemical processes can occur. Introducing heat to the drying process and affected materials allows molecules to move quicker, improving the drying speed and the effectiveness of surface cleaning solutions.
  • Humidity – Moisture in the air can slow the progress of drying considerably. When the maximum relative humidity of the space is reached, drying stalls entirely, and we must regulate moisture removal through desiccant and low-grain refrigerant dehumidification.

Full-Service Contractors

Many types of repairs and reconstruction approaches are necessary after water disasters like burst pipes or flooding. Our general contractor license allows us to complete a range of needed build-back services beginning in the earliest stages of mitigation with controlled demolition and emergency repairs. We assess and evaluate total construction needs as recovery efforts are ongoing.

Fort Lauderdale water damage can be one of the most hazardous and destructive conditions for area homes. Knowing how to mitigate loss and dry the structure thoroughly after these emergencies is why so many trusts the experienced professionals of our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors team. We are available 24/7 at (954) 516-7611.

Water Restoration of Your Fort Lauderdale Home Keeps Mold Away

12/2/2022 (Permalink)

wet carpet, spilled from glass nearby When your Fort Lauderdale property has a dramatic wet carpet (not from a spilled glass), call SERVPRO to save the day.

Water Restoration Thwarts Secondary Water Damage

Intrusive water comes in through the path of least resistance. Once in, it might dry, as in evaporating into the air. However, your Fort Lauderdale residence now has a pathway to let additional water inside. To prevent this from happening, you should consider water restoration services to protect your investment.

Prompt water restoration work in Fort Lauderdale also eliminates problems with moisture and high humidity. In addition to eliminating the entryway for more water, SERVPRO makes mold very difficult to form colonies. While mold particles and spores are always in any given house, controlled humidity levels keep the microbial population under control and at normal numbers.

When SERVPRO carries out water restoration projects, we work toward the elimination of the other situations:

  • Odors,
  • Stains and discolorations, and
  • Deficits in flooring.

Odors that come from water often seem musty. Such water could seep into your home’s living space from a leaking pipe, wet swimsuits every weekend, or a loose shingle on your roof. We locate the entryway, seal it off, and perform highly effective deodorization techniques.

Stained walls from a leaking upstairs bathroom can ruin your home’s look. We can fix this, so it’s just “Like it never even happened.” We also have several ways to fix discolorations on carpeting. Bathrooms can also become stained from mold and mildew, and we have products specifically for this high-traffic area of the home.

When you find weak spots in your flooring, we can repair these areas and make everything uniform again. We can also help eliminate warping in boards through different procedures. If mold grows under tile or linoleum, we can help remove it and replace it with new flooring.

Water restoration services are crucial for protecting your property. It eliminates mold and mildew, repairs wooden flooring, keeps carpeting from deteriorating, freshens up your walls and ceilings, and much more.

Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors, at (954) 429-5948 for expert water restoration services that you can count on to help you protect your investment.

Quality Water Removal and Drying Service in Fort Lauderdale

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

relative humidity scale Professional water removal from Fort Lauderdale homes requires the science of drying. The interior Relative Humidity is a key factor. SERVPRO knows.

How SERVPRO Does Water Removal in Fort Lauderdale

Efficiently and effectively drying water-impacted Fort Lauderdale homes requires that four key factors be properly controlled. These interior drying factors are the amount of water that needs to be evaporated, temperature, relative humidity, and air movement. Luckily, local services like SERVPRO know what it takes and have the equipment necessary to manage these conditions.

When your Fort Lauderdale home needs water removal work done, SERVPRO can likely assist you. Our highly skilled water damage remediation teams have all the most advanced tools to perform the water removal services your residence requires. Regardless of whether the water issue resulted from ceiling leaks, burst pipes, an appliance malfunction, or another problem, we can often help. Once onsite, SERVPRO workers do the following to facilitate the drying of your home:

  • Quickly attempt to remove as much standing water as possible with state-of-the-art water vacs and extractors so that minimal amounts of moisture need to be evaporated later
  • Maintain interior temperatures between seventy- and eighty degrees Fahrenheit (employing heaters if necessary) to maximize the moisture-carrying capacity of the air and encourage more rapid evaporation
  • Keep inside relative humidity below 60% (and under 40% following twenty-four hours of drying) with the right number of dehumidifiers to promote continued evaporation
  • Further promote speedy evaporative drying by pushing damp air out and drawing dry air inside with powerful, strategically placed air movers
  • Address difficult-to-access wet areas behind structural elements with cutting-edge Injectidry systems

The overall effect of these actions is to substantially reduce drying times, limit further damage, and reduce costs.

If you ever require water removal services, know that your friends at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors can help. Our remediation experts are always here and ready to assist you. Call us anytime at (954) 516-7611.

Skilled Water Damage Restoration in Fort Lauderdale

8/15/2022 (Permalink)

drying mats with air mover SERVPRO's advanced drying equipment like this drying mat system mitigates water damage in Fort Lauderdale area homes. "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO in Fort Lauderdale for Help with Water Damage

Water restoration involves many working parts to ensure everything gets done correctly. If you have a significant water spill or flooding in your Ft. Lauderdale property, skilled restoration is the best way to ensure results. SERVPRO offers safe, efficient water removal services to handle all standing water, but our crew’s efforts go well beyond water cleanup. If you require structural drying, reconstruction, and mold prevention, we have trained technicians and proven methods to ensure it gets addressed right the first time. Our efforts ensure your property is left “Like it never even happened” with a job well done.

It would be best to have proven solutions whenever you have water damage in Fort Lauderdale. Our scalability means we can adapt to handle any water restoration project we get called for. The team considers all unique elements of your water emergency to select the best equipment and processes to generate results. Our Green Fleet comes loaded with equipment and tools such as:

  • Extractors and pumps – We have extraction tools to pull up standing water quickly to limit moisture migration into unaffected areas of your home or business. Not only does this contain the problem area, but it also halts further saturation.
  • Fans and air movers With all water restorations, airflow is critical for evaporating moisture and drying. We strategically set up industrial axial fans, air movers, and other equipment to better achieve our drying goals.
  • Dehumidification and portable heating – Some situations call for increased temperatures within the work area to eliminate moisture faster. Our powerful dehumidifiers also help reduce relative humidity (RH) for better results than any DIY method could achieve.

When you know that you require rapid response and trained technicians for water damage, SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors is available 24/7 to provide area customers with emergency service. Call our customer care team at (954) 516-7611 or request help online.