Recent Water Damage Posts

Help for Water Damage Restoration in Lauderdale Lakes

10/3/2023 (Permalink)

FACILITY TRAINING warehouse with van and equipment SERVPRO arrives with vehicles, equipment, and trained techs to mitigate water damage in Lauderdale Lakes properties. "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Restoration in Lauderdale Lakes with SERVPRO®

Lauderdale Lakes, located in the heart of Broward County, Florida, is a diverse city known for its warm climate, beautiful scenery, and strong community. Nestled within the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, this welcoming city offers a unique blend of suburban tranquillity and urban conveniences. The city is home to picturesque lakes and parks, providing residents and visitors with ample opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. Lauderdale Lakes offers a variety of attractions to explore, from the serene beauty of Vincent Torres Memorial Park to the rich cultural experiences at the Lauderdale Lakes Educational and Cultural Center. Whether you seek outdoor bliss or engaging community events, this city has something to captivate every visitor.

When unexpected water issues arise, you can rely on SERVPRO for water damage restoration of your Lauderdale Lakes home. Our trusted team of professionals is dedicated to promptly addressing and resolving any water-related challenges, ensuring your property regains its preloss state as quickly as possible.

The Role of Dehumidifiers in Water Cleanup

Dehumidifiers used by SERVPRO techs play a crucial role in water cleanup and restoration by effectively reducing excess moisture in the air. The high humidity after water damage can prolong the drying process, promote mold growth, and cause further structural damage.

SERVPRO techs work by pulling moisture from the air, accelerating water evaporation from affected surfaces. By creating a drier environment, dehumidifiers help prevent-

  • The spread of mold and mildew.
  • Minimize the risk of secondary damage, and
  • Promote a faster and more thorough drying process.

Let SERVPRO take care of water damage to your home while you take a shopping break at the famous Lakes Mall. If you seek outdoor recreation, the Lauderdale Lakes Aquatic Center offers a water park with slides, pools, and fun-filled activities for the whole family.

Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors, at (954) 516-7611. We’re Faster to any size disaster.™

Understanding Expected Costs of Fort Lauderdale Water Restoration

5/2/2023 (Permalink)

water leaking from a pipe Water leaks can come from a multitude of sources. Our IICRC trained team is always on call to begin water damage remediation.

Expenses Related to Water Restoration 

Restoration work is rarely cheap due to how many moving pieces exist to get your life back to normal. After water damage, you can expect that many areas of your home impacted require immediate attention, drying, cleaning, and even repairs. All these play a part in the expenses incurred, even if you rely on your home insurance policy to cover most of the cost.


Water restoration in Fort Lauderdale homes starts with mitigation. We have to address the most pressing concerns immediately, and our 24/7 availability is invaluable to this process. Initial costs of the recovery process include:

  • Water removal
  • Bulk material discarding
  • Securing the structure


After all the initial work in securing your home from water damage, now our professionals begin the work of restoration. Recovery efforts combine methods and approaches to remove the presence of water and moisture while preserving the impacted structure and contents. Processes include:

  • Drying - We have hundreds of drying tools to make the shortest work of wet areas in your home. 
  • Cleaning - We use proprietary cleaning products and mold inhibitors to restore soiled surfaces and prevent microbial threats.
  • Content Management - Our specialists inspect contents individually for on-site or off-site cleaning and drying needs.

General Contracting Requirements

The money you might have to pay to cover your deductible or to afford the total restoration cost will often include any repairs and reconstruction required. We assess the structural integrity of exposed systems and assemblies to determine where build-back services and repairs are necessary. For example, water damage could mean compromised plumbing, replacing drywall, or reinstalling portions of the flooring.

Those intending to keep costs as low as possible for professional restoration and recovery services would not be alone. Understanding what out-of-pocket expenses affords can be vital in knowing what to expect from restorers and choosing the right team to help. Call SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors, at (954) 280-6212.

Why Water Damage Restoration is Not a DIY Project

4/21/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale Equipment Trailer. Always on the scene ready to help our community.

As seen this past week in Broward County, Water damage can happen at any time, and when it does, it's important to act fast to prevent further damage. We witnessed some of the most historic precipitation including over 25 inches of rain in a matter of hours. However, when it comes to the repair process, some homeowners make the mistake of trying to tackle the job themselves. In this post, we'll discuss why fixing it is not a DIY project and the mistakes that homeowners make when attempting it.

FEMA Guidelines and Rules for Insurance Claims in Florida

One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make is not following the guidelines and rules set by FEMA for insurance claims, most homeowners aren’t even aware of the guidelines let alone have a full understanding of its importance, here’s a link for more info. Insurance companies have specific requirements for documenting and filing claims, and failure to follow these instructions can result in the claim being denied. SERVPRO has established experience working with insurance companies and can help homeowners navigate the claims process.

Improper Repairs Being Costly

Another mistake that homeowners make is attempting to make repairs themselves without the proper training and equipment, Sorry but utilizing your house fan to dry a flooded room won’t actually get the job done correctly. Improper repairs can result in additional damage to the property and can end up costing homeowners more money in the long run. Part of SERVPRO being a leading restoration company in the nation is having the resources and equipment necessary to properly repair water damage and prevent further damage from occurring.

The Importance of Proper Equipment

Proper equipment is essential for effective water damage removal. Homeowners may not have access to the specialized equipment that professionals use, such as dehumidifiers, air movers, and moisture meters. Without this equipment, it's difficult to ensure that all the moisture has been removed from the affected area, which can lead to mold growth and other issues.

The Potential for Mold Growth

One of the biggest risks of DIY water damage restoration is the potential for mold growth. Mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours after water damage occurs, and it can spread quickly if not properly addressed. We here at SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors have built a reputation of getting the job done right the first time to eliminate mold growth, which can be difficult for homeowners to do on their own.


In conclusion, water damage restoration is not a DIY project. Homeowners who attempt to tackle the job themselves can make costly mistakes and even harm themselves in the process. It is important to work with a professional company that has the experience, equipment, and expertise necessary to properly repair water damage and prevent further damage from occurring. If you are unsure the effects of our most recent rain event, let us know and we can schedule a free assessment. By doing so, homeowners can ensure that their property is restored to its original condition and that any potential health hazards, such as mold growth, are eliminated.

Effective Recovery of Fort Lauderdale Water Damage

4/5/2023 (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.