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Pompano Beach Eco-Friendly Fire Damage Cleanup

4/21/2024 (Permalink)

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Our Green Solutions for a Brighter, Safer Rebuild

In the wake of a fire, Pompano Beach residents face the dual challenge of restoring their homes and lives while being mindful of the environmental impact. Thankfully, eco-friendly fire damage restoration is not just possible; it's a practical approach with SERVPRO® to rebuild stronger and greener.

Here's how professionals and homeowners alike are turning fire damage tragedy in Pompano Beach into an opportunity for sustainable improvement:

Understanding Fire Damage

Before diving into IICRC-certified restoration, it's crucial to understand the types of damage fires can cause:

  • Structural damage to buildings, requiring assessments to ensure safety.
  • Smoke and soot damage, affecting air quality and surfaces.
  • Water damage stemming from firefighting efforts can lead to mold.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning and Restoration

  • Non-toxic Cleaning Agents: Instead of harsh chemicals, restoration experts use eco-friendly cleaning methods that are safe for the environment and the home's occupants.
  • Recycling Debris: Fire or water-damaged materials are sorted, and recyclable metals, glass, and certain plastics are diverted from landfills.
  • Salvaging Materials: Whenever possible, materials like wood and metal are salvaged and refurbished for reuse, reducing the demand for new resources.

Sustainable Rebuilding

Post-cleanup, homeowners have a unique chance to make environmentally conscious choices:

  • Energy-efficient materials like low-E windows and sustainable insulation offer long-term savings and reduce carbon footprints.
  • Solar panels and green roofs are excellent investments, enhancing a home's energy profile and resilience.
  • Native landscaping not only restores beauty but also supports local ecology and reduces water usage.

Reducing Environmental Impact

Fire restoration isn't just about cleaning up; it's about reducing future risks and impacts. Strategies include:

  • Installing smoke detectors and fire sprinklers to catch and contain fires early.
  • Using fire-resistant materials in rebuilding offers better protection and longevity.
  • Adopting smart home technologies that can monitor and prevent hazardous conditions.

Choose Green, Choose the Future

In Pompano Beach, turning the tide on fire damage means embracing eco-friendly restoration practices. From using non-toxic substances to making sustainable rebuilding choices, every step can contribute to a healthier planet.

For comprehensive, environmentally friendly fire damage cleanup, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942. We make it "Like it never even happened."

The Need for Professional Fire Restoration in Pompano Beach Homes

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Resources That Enable Fire Cleanup in Pompano Beach

A fire in your Pompano Beach home can be devastating. Even after the fire has been extinguished, it can still be a hazard during cleanup. Engaging with a reliable fire restoration company limits more damage, saving as much of your valuables as possible. Also, because fire damage restoration needs specialized tools and products, it is best left to professionals.

When undertaking fire restoration in Pompano Beach properties, professionals can identify and evaluate obvious and less obvious hazards. Electrical, slip, trip, fall, and structural hazards require crew members to be cautious. SERVPRO crews are trained to assess and mitigate these risks. We ensure that our employees wear PPEs, including helmets, gloves, safety glasses, and adequate foot protection, such as steel-toed shoes. From there, we begin our mitigation and cleanup operations.

Other potential hazards in fire cleanup areas:

  • Unstable structures
  • Light debris like ash, soot, and dust
  • Asbestos and lead
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Accessing confined spaces

Fire Damage Repair Services Offer Many Benefits

SERVPRO offers homeowners many valuable fire damage repair services that help recover the integrity of their homes. SERVPRO provides the following:

  • Rapid fire damage response
  • Damage cleanup and structural stabilization
  • Expertise in detecting and addressing hidden damages
  • Better resources hence save you time 

In a fire, rapid response is essential at any time. SERVPRO provides 24/7 emergency services consisting of boarding up your property and stabilizing it. We offer a thorough inspection of the loss site and properly communicate so you understand what to expect from our fire restoration.

Our crews utilize eco-friendly methods to remove smoke odor, sanitize your structure and filter the air. With careful attention to detail, we make sure your valuables are adequately cleaned and protected while we do the job. We remove soot and other residue left behind, quickly returning you to your everyday life.

You can rely on SERVPRO of Pompano Beach to give your home meticulous fire restoration services. Call us at (954) 970-4942. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

A Full-Service Contractor for Pompano Beach Fire Damage

3/27/2023 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration from Start to Finish

As one of the larger cities of Broward County, more than 110,000 residents depend on the fast response of our restoration team after fire loss events. With many condos and apartments making up the region's accommodations, fire emergencies can be even more devastating as they spread to multiple units simultaneously. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

When contending with Pompano Beach fire damage, homes can be overwhelmed by multiple layers of loss effects. With the experience of SERVPRO restoration professionals and our leading equipment and cleaning products available, we can rapidly provide needed mitigation and recovery services suited to any disaster.

Mitigating Fire Damage Early

From the first notice of loss, our professionals work to quickly mobilize with our Green Fleet of service vehicles stocked with mitigative tools and products. It is crucial to overcome pressing concerns after a fire threatens the property and its occupants, including the air quality, standing water, structural weakness, and fire damage debris.

Getting Your Damage Claim Approved

Working with your insurance company to get the green light to start restoration can be more complicated than many homeowners realize. Property owners often mediate the conversation between both parties by acting as a middleman, and the process is slow and tedious. We are a preferred vendor for insurance work and have relationships with providers to deliver needed information directly:

  • Claims Inventory – We closely evaluate the condition of exposed contents and items in your home to determine their viability for restoration and cleaning. We catalog losses to ensure that they become part of the report for your insurance provider.
  • Restoration PlanSERVPRO generates a tailored, custom fire damage restoration plan for your property, including cleaning, air filtration, and repairs.
  • Estimation – We create a detailed assessment of the service costs to set clear terms with your insurance provider about the needed service and the price of this work.

Eliminating the Threat of Soot Damage

Partial combustion of building materials and other organic matter can create a flurry of carcinogenic particles circulating in the environment. Much of these particles fall to the surfaces of contents and building materials, forming a residue that must be removed before permanent marring damage results on the underlying substrate. Between cleaning products and more aggressive measures, the choice of soot removal tactics varies based on the composition of the soil, including:

  • Dry Smoke
  • Wet Smoke
  • Grease Residues

Deodorizing and Neutralizing Malodors

Combustion can also leave behind another harmful effect on your home: malodors. Strong and formidable smells through the damaged areas of your home can be one of the more problematic fire damage loss effects to overcome. We utilize several products to reduce the severity of strong scents, followed by deodorization equipment to neutralize them entirely. We also have a selection of masking products for imaginary odors that might be an obstacle for homeowners.

The Likelihood of Needed Repairs

Because of the substantial structural damage that can result from a fire, having experienced professionals capable of build-back services and repairs saves customers time and money. We can transition rapidly from restoration to the reconstruction side of recovery, allowing you to return to your normal routine more quickly after emergencies. Our expertise is also valuable when controlled demolition is needed when professionals first arrive.

Pompano Beach fire damage can devastate homes and businesses, making a prompt response by restoration professionals a crucial offering to make it "Like it never even happened." Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach technicians are available 24/7 at (954) 970-4942.

Fire Restoration Safely Rebuilds Your Pompano Beach Home

12/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Our Experts Are Skilled in Fire Restoration Safety

During a fire, the wood frame of your Pompano Beach residence experiences extreme temperatures. Such high temperatures can drive out moisture and make wood brittle and fragile. Fire restoration can make weakened structures like your home’s framework strong again. 

Our building crew understands that until we finish certain stages of fire restoration, your Pompano Beach home continues to contain potentially dangerous areas. We adhere to the fire inspection and its guidelines when repairing your home. 

The most common areas that experience a significant loss of safety because of a house fire are:

  • Ceilings that contain large amounts of water,
  • Floors where a fire burned underneath, and
  • Doorways with partially burned frames.

The fire department forces a tremendous amount of water into your home to make everything wet and incapable of combusting. All that water travels downhill, with much of it becoming trapped in your house’s structure, including ceilings. Water is quite dense, and a gallon weighs about eight pounds. Ceilings cannot hold the extra weight of a couple of dozen gallons while the water simultaneously seeps into the ceiling’s drywall, causing it to soften.

Furniture and appliances, plus any people, combine to a tremendous weight a floor must bear without collapsing. Flames that char the underside of your floor can leave a room’s floorboards and the supporting frame much weaker than normal. The fire inspection report details such areas, and we rebuild these first. Otherwise, without this immediate attention, our equipment could cause the floor to cave in and slow any progress. We always make the area as safe as possible.

Doorways seem safe, but door frames can become unbalanced when opening or closing the door. If the structure has become loosened from the adjoining wall, the entire door and frame can fall onto someone. 

Many other areas lose their previous integrity and become significantly less safe. For example, the individual steps and the framework of a staircase can become fragile, creating a hazardous situation.

To restore your home to safe condition after a fire, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942. 

Hire Expert Fire Damage Help in Pompano Beach

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration 24/7 in Pompano Beach with SERVPRO

Many Pompano Beach homeowners will become overwhelmed with stress and worry when faced with fire damage. Whether you have a significant fire that took over several rooms or a small fire in the kitchen, you need your property to return to normal fast. SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated franchise in the area ready to help residents and business owners 24 hours a day. Not only are we here to handle the burdens associated with house fire cleanup, but our crew is readily available to address all concerns regarding our process. We make it “Like it never even happened” so you can return to living your daily life again.

How does SERVPRO make your life easier once you experience fire damage in Pompano Beach? We take care of all aspects of the restoration, including things like:

Expert mitigation and reconstruction efforts

We have a skilled crew of IICRC-certified technicians to handle everything from start to finish. Our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) will assess soot residues, charred materials, pungent smoke odors, and standing water with our proven methods and industrial-grade equipment. Look to us for:

  • Removal of charred building materials and debris, including safe disposal
  • Reconstruction and controlled demolition with help from local contractors
  • Odor control to eliminate all malodors rather than masking them

How does SERVPRO handle soot residues and smoke odors

Smoke remediation can be tricky, so we never recommended it as a DIY project. Failure to remove all soot and smoke residue opens the door to corrosion and further penetration of foul odors. Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) look at materials burned, and the kinds of soils/residues present to select the correct products/processes.

  • We use detergents to loosen soils by way of emulsification.
  • We have solvents to break down residues to lessen the chance of corroding materials.
  • We implement abrasive blasting with walnut shells, sodium bicarbonate, and other materials to break soil bonds from materials.

Call us at SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 516-7611 to schedule a team to assist with fire damage restoration.

Disasters Don’t Sleep, but Neither Do We

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Water disasters, weather events and fires don’t really care what time it is. When you’re fast asleep with strict instructions not to be awakened, they don’t mind a bit barging in and causing chaos. Middle of the night? Fine. Holiday weekend? Feliz Desastre and Sorpresa de Ano Nuevo.

You get the point. Disasters don’t have set hours, and they don’t wait for convenient times before striking your home or business.

Fortunately for you, on the other side of this screen there’s an expert waiting to talk to you when something hits. And all it takes is one press of the big red button for a host of SERVPRO agents to activate and converge upon your emergency.

And when it comes to disaster mitigation, speed definitely matters. Here’s why.

After a fire. The flames get all the press, and they’re definitely a major source of destruction. But the lesser-touted foes of fire damage set in afterward: Soot, the leftover black stuff after a fire, is the result of incomplete combustion during the fire, and if fills every available crevice and covers surfaces completely. And within only a few short hours, soot and smoke damage become permanent, meaning your recovery job goes from a cleanup to a replacement of the affected areas.

After water damage. When water comes rushing into your home or business, you’ve got a very limited time—48 hours, in fact—before mold growth begins, after which your home may become compromised. The quicker your building can be cleared and dried, the better.

On top of these examples, weather events and massive storms can create headaches without warning and leave you with situations that need immediate resolution.

Everything from a hole in the roof to a flood caused by a relentless storm can make life difficult on a moment’s notice. When these surprises arise, don’t panic, and certainly don’t wait. We’re up, and we’re waiting on you to click or call.

Trust SERVPRO when moments matter most.

When you need help after a home or business disaster, fast service is a priority, and there’s nobody faster or more prepared than SERVPRO. Call us anytime to take advantage of our 24-hour emergency service.

Keeping Your Pets Safe in a Home Fire

9/25/2021 (Permalink)

While fires are scary to think about, it is necessary to take the right steps in prevention and preparation to ensure your furry friend is safe.

While it is every pet owner's nightmare to have their animal trapped in a fire, unfortunately these circumstances do occur. According to the National Fire Protection Association, pets and other animals are responsible for about 750 fires in the home each year, including involving cooking equipment, fireplaces, chimneys, space heaters, lamps, bulbs, electrical wiring, and candles. Because there are many times when pets are left in the house alone, monitoring and preventing potential fire hazards in your home could save your pets life.

As a responsible and loving pet parent, it is important to understand these circumstances and utilize the following steps to prevent a tragedy.

Prevention for Pet Fires

While it is not always possible, hands down the best way to protect your pet from a fire is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Your pet should never be unattended in any areas that contain an open flame, like fireplaces, lit candles, or the kitchen. In fact, in a pet household, a flameless candle is often in much safer alternative to an open flame. Even if the tail of an animal knocks it over, it will be safe from preventing any harm.

Mitigate Hazards in the Kitchen

As the most common place for open flame to occur in the home, it is absolutely crucial 2 fireproof your kitchen. One of the biggest ways to do this is to use stove knob covers that prevents your pets from accidentally turning on the burners of your stove top. If you do not have knob covers, you can also just remove the knobs when you are not home to prevent any curious pets from climbing in the kitchen and starting a fire.

Ensure First Responders Know You Have a Pet

Having a pet alert decal in your front window alerts firefighters that there is an animal in the home they need to protect. Especially if you are not home when the fire occurs, this window decal will tell the firefighters how many pets are inside of the home. If you crate your animal while away, it is a good idea to keep the crate close to the front door in case of an emergency.

Consider a Monitored Smoke Alarm

While you obviously need to have a working smoke detector in your home, some pet owners take it a step further by investing in a monitored smoke alarm. This monitored smoke alarm can alert the fire department quicker, which is crucial if your pet is still inside the home.

While this tragedy is often scary to think about, it is necessary to take the right steps in prevention and preparation to ensure your furry friend is safe in a fire. As always, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is here for you should a fire occur in your home or business. Our fire damage experts are on call and ready to help immediately in the event of an emergency.

Fire Safety Tips for Restaurant Owners

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Accidents happen, but the most prepared restaurant owners are best able to protect their staff and their property.

Restaurant kitchens are filled with open flames, electrical equipment, and fast-moving employees, which unfortunately can all serve as fire hazards. In fact, the National Fire Data Center reports that the United States suffers from approximately $165 million in damages every year, with the cost of each fire ranging from an average of $1,000 to $60,000, depending on the severity. More than just property damage, fires threaten the safety of your employees, customers, and profitability of your business as a whole.

Even though accidents happen, you want to make sure that you and your team are best suited to prevent a disaster before it occurs and minimize any possibility of harm.  

Here are some of the top fire safety tips for restaurant owners:

Know The Risks of Your Facility

You should take time to inspect any unique risks or hazards in your facility. This includes taking note of potentially flammable liquids, electrical equipment, or combustible materials. When inspecting your property, make sure that all fire safety equipment, like fire extinguishers, are up to date and in the correct place.

Regularly Inspect Fire Extinguishers and Equipment

For fire extinguishers, you should check their functionality at least once a month and up to fire code standards. It is important to test fire alarms and make sure they are functioning properly to alert your staff and customers in case of an emergency. This also includes inspecting your exit signs and emergency lights to ensure they work if the power is cut off. Making sure all of these measures are functioning properly can ensure the safety of everyone.

Conduct Staff Training

Around 75% of Americans have never actually operated a fire extinguisher. For fire safety, all of your staff should go through hands-on training, so they know what to do in an emergency. In some cases, local fire departments may be willing to conduct fire safety training with your team. Your staff should also be aware of basic kitchen fire safety tips such as never throw water on a grease fire, clean up grease regularly, and the proper storage of flammable liquids.

Install a Fire Suppression System in the Kitchen

Due to the fact that over half of restaurant fires occur as a result of mishandling of equipment, a fire suppression system is necessary to control these accidents. A fire suppression system is used to control or extinguish fires and release clean gases to put out a fire when a hazard is detected. Your fire suppression systems should be inspected and maintained by a professional at least twice a year. These automatic systems can be a literal life saver during an emergency.

At SERVPRO of Pompano Beach, we have decades of experience in fire damage repair and restoration. When disaster strikes, we are the local company that you can count on.

Understanding Residential Fires

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

To stop a fire from spreading, you need to eliminate one or more of the 3 points of the triangle.

A fire can start in a number of ways, but they usually fall into one of two categories: fires caused by heat igniting combustible materials, and those caused by chemical reactions.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are more than 350,000 home fires in the U.S. each year, leading to around 2,000 deaths.

A spark from a lighter can get a fire going, but many times fires are sparked by things like poor electrical wiring, a stove that hasn’t been turned off or a candle that’s been left unattended.

Keeping a fire going, requires three things:

Fuel [something to burn – wood, paper, oil, coal, etc.]

Oxygen – which is already in the air around us


If there is ample supply of these three entities, a fire can continue indefinitely. This is what makes a fire so dangerous.

So, how do you put a fire out?

To stop a fire from spreading, you need to eliminate one or more of the 3 points of the triangle. Most home owners do not own a fire extinguisher. What makes these devices so important and necessary is that they do exactly that, they remove the 3 ingredients for a fire. They cool off heat and smother the flame preventing oxygen from contacting the fuel. This allows the fire to be completely put out.
But what happens if you didn’t have this and you experience a fire loss?

That’s where SERVPRO of Pompano Beach comes in. Our trained experts are here to help restore your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible. We know that precious photos, memorabilia and other sentimental items in your home can never be replaced, but we are here to refurbish and restore your home so that you can begin to rebuild those precious memories.

Some of the fire services we provide are:

Debris removal and hauling away

Soot cleaning from restorable surfaces such as walls, floors, ceilings and non-porous furniture
Soft content cleaning – clothing, bedding and other linens and some furniture.

Deodorizing to remove odors caused by smoke infiltration.

Air duct cleaning

Carpet cleaning or removal when necessary

We at SERVPRO have 50 years in the restoration business to best serve you, your home and your business in times when you need it most.

Call us today! SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 We’re here to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Controlling Small Fires Safely

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

A simple way to remember what to do in a fire

Fire Damage In Pompano Beach 

Fire damage is one of the most common forms of homeowner’s insurance claims in Pompano Beach.  By far the best way to deal with small fires is to use a fire extinguisher early to douse the flames.

Using an Extinguisher Is Easy If You Know How
The simplest method of handling an extinguisher is to use PASS:

Pull the safety pin out.

Aim low – at the base of the flame.

Squeeze the handle.

Sweep from side to side

Keep going back and forth until all the flames are out. Carefully watch the area, since flames can reappear even hours after a fire in some conditions. If your fire extinguisher is low on pressure, grab another one if it’s nearby to be ready for another round.

Fires Are Incredibly Dangerous

Fires are incredibly dangerous events and are one of the most common types of emergency. Home fires kill an average of seven people in the U.S. every day. Besides the heat, smoke and toxic gases are released and can quickly overcome even healthy adults. Once a room gets warm enough, an event called a flashover will instantly ignite all flammable surfaces, and even professional fire fighters in full protective gear are occasionally killed by this.

If you have the slightest doubt about a fire, if it’s growing rapidly or if the extinguisher isn’t having much impact, get out immediately and call 911. Kitchen fires are especially dangerous, since the oils and grease can be highly resistant to fire-fighting methods and can be accidentally spread around by the wrong type of suppression methods.

Using a fire extinguisher on small fires is an excellent way to avoid expensive fire damage cleanup in Pompano Beach. It's important to use common sense and let trained fire fighters handle the more dangerous situations.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

If you have questions about fire damage give us a call today (954) 970-4942.

Pompano Beach House Fires And What You Can Do To Protect Your Family And Home

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Detectors Save Lives 

Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. That's according to the American Red Cross, they provide support to families after residential fires.

The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. During a home fire, working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives.

If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help.

• Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and
outside sleeping areas. Test them every month and replace the batteries
at least once a year.

• Talk with all household members about a fire escape plan and practice
the plan twice a year.

If you have fire damage there are several things to consider. Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach and take the first step (954) 970-4942.

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration.

SERVPRO of Pompano is locally owned and operated. Remember smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.

If you have fire or water damage do not hesitate to call. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

What's the Rush In Pompano Beach?

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. Untreated water damage can lead to mold.

If you do suspect water damage or mold call us. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Professional Technicians Have Advice For Your Home After A Fire

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

In Pompano Beach, if you have fire damage call us today SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Fire Damage In Pompano 

After a fire SERVPRO of Pompano Beach technicians may recommend a board up. Boarding up can be helpful if it will take time before the structure can be cleaned and rebuilt. An emergency board up involves affixing plywood to cover breaches in a structure. Broken windows or damaged walls are of primary concern, and wood may be used alongside tarps to protect a damaged roof. Here are several ways that boarding up can limit damage.

Keep Out Moisture and Debris

Boards can keep out external contaminants that could heighten the risk of secondary damage. Covering a breach can keep out the following sources of contamination or debris:



Tree branches and leaves

A homeowner should arrange for boarding up to take place as soon as possible. Timely mitigation can prevent damage from becoming more extensive or severe prior to cleanup and restoration.

Prove Mitigation Efforts to Insurers

Insurance companies require policyholders to do everything they can to limit damage, such as a board up and other mitigation measures. It is important to document the damage in photos or videos before taking any steps to limit or lessen the damage.

Limit Trespassing and Unauthorized Access

Trespassing is a major risk at a damaged structure. Foot traffic grinds soot into flooring and other building materials. Trespassers may also strip valuable components, such as metals, from a structure. Boarding up can help to limit losses.

An emergency board up will be most effective if it takes place as quickly as possible after flames have been extinguished. While a residence may be filled with contaminated water from fire suppression efforts, additional water and debris may otherwise enter and cause conditions to further degrade.

When a homeowner needs to board up a damaged home they can rely on a one-stop shop for fire damage mitigation and restoration services, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Water Damage From A Fire Can Lead To Mold If Not Treated

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Call Us Today – (954) 970-4942, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach

Candles are beautiful, fragrant and relaxing. A candle is a possible fire hazard if it's not properly monitored. A candle is an open flame that can increase the risk of a fire.

The following three basic rules to avoid a candle fire came directly from a study done by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Number one rule: Never leave a burning candle unattended. It may seem like a good idea to leave your candle burning so your house could soak up the fragrance, but it's a really bad idea considering there is no one to watch it in case of an emergency situation.

Number two rule: Never burn a candle on or near anything that may catch on fire.

Number three rule: Keep candles out of the reach of both children and pets.

Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team understands the stress and confusion that goes hand in hand with a loss of any kind. Not only can you experience fire, smoke, and soot damage, your property will most likely also suffer from water damage due to firefighting efforts.
Our technicians will take care of your family and property from start to finish!

Water damage can lead to mold. Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. If You See Signs of Mold Call Us Today – (954) 970-4942, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach.

Get An Accurate Estimate After A Commercial Fire In Pompano

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

After experiencing a commercial fire in Lighthouse Point, or Pompano Beach, property managers may be eager to begin the process of cleanup and rebuilding.

In order to get an accurate estimate for repairs and restoration, it is essential to work with a restoration specialist who understands the job.

Don't settle for a bid that isn't specified to your individual needs. In order to get an accurate estimate, the restoration company should come out and take an in-person look at the damages done.

An over-the-phone generic quote will only be a ballpark guess and may result in inaccurate pricing and a higher final price than expected. Likewise, a contractor who only specializes in one aspect of your repair needs may have to hire additional subcontractors to complete work.

The cost of subcontracting may be difficult to predict up-front. Look for a restoration crew that can give you a guaranteed quote in all of the following areas. For an accurate estimate call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 if you have fire damage.

Debris Cleanup

Following a commercial fire, your facility is likely to be covered in ashes, soot and other debris. Cleanup and complete debris removal is essential to restoring a safe and functional space. Removing debris is the first step in fire damage cleanup for the following reasons:

Prevention of a permeating smoke smell

Removal of dangerous rubble

Inventory of salvageable items

Calculation of total loss items

Odor Removal

If your workplace is ever going to be returned to its former state, air quality must be breathable and smoke-free. Smoke from a fire has a way of quickly permeating its surroundings. Even after a small fire, the smell of smoke may continue to linger. When considering an estimate for commercial restoration, be sure odor removal is included in the price.

Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team understands the stress and confusion that goes hand in hand with a loss of any kind.


Finally, a proper bid should go-over the cost of reconstructing your facility to the way it was before the fire took place. Professional fire restoration companies should never shy away from working with your commercial insurance agent. Be sure to get a pricing guarantee that includes each of the areas mentioned above. Doing so will ensure the most accurate estimate.

Our team are fire and water damage restoration specialist and have the experience, expertise, and equipment to make your loss seem "Like it never even happened." Our technicians will take care of your family and property from start to finish!

Four Tips To Help Prevent Fire In Your Home

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

In the event a fire does occur in your home or business, remember to call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942.

A fire in your home can be devastating.

Structural damage, loss of possessions, and displacement from your living space are just a few side effects of such an event. 90% of house fires and 85% of commercial fires are caused by human error.

If You Have Fire Damage In Pompano Beach, We Can Help

Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team understands the stress and confusion that goes hand in hand with a loss of any kind. Not only can you experience fire, smoke, and soot damage, your property will most likely also suffer from water damage due to firefighting efforts.

This means it is worth your time to do routine checks around your home or business to prevent fire damage.

Here are 4 places to look for fire-starting risks in your home or business:

The electrical system

Look for damaged wiring, make sure your circuit breakers are in good condition, and be careful of signs of corrosion on any electrical elements.

Gas/propane system

Check vent stacks on gas powered water heaters, furnaces, and clothes dryers. Check pilot lights for dust buildup or improper installation

Air conditioning/heating systems

Clean/have your interior AC coils cleaned, and replace your air filters regularly. This keeps your system from working too hard and will also save you money on your energy bill.

Kitchen appliances

Keep your stove and oven clean of excess grease buildup, clean vent hoods regularly, and make sure your external (outside) vents are free of debris.

Even with precautions, fires can happen.
In the event a fire does occur in your home or business, remember to call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942.

 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we will be there to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire Prevention Tips For Your Pompano Beach Home

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

If You questions about water, fire or mold damage give us a call, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Pompano Beach Dryer Tips

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires in the laundry room average a total of 15,000 fires per year in the United States. This means that every day 42 families go through the scary event of a laundry room fire. Each year it's estimated that these fires cause approximately $201 million dollars in structure damage. Ranging from small scale fires to large and deadly, laundry room fires pose a threat when it comes to fire safety in your home.

Considering what goes in any given laundry room: water, heat, electricity and flammable items, it's easy to see how fast a fire can happen if the right precautions aren't taken.

It is important to get rid of any lint as soon as possible. Making sure that your laundry room is clear of lint build up lessens the chance of combustible material catching on fire. Don't forget to clean the dryer and washer vent after each use.

Be sure that you have the proper rigid metal or plastic dryer hose vent and outdoor vent. Checking them regularly is also advised.
A final important tip is to never dry clothes that have been exposed to paint, gas, pesticides, cleaning chemicals, or oil in the dryer. The safest way to dry these items is to air dry them.
Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team understands the stress and confusion that goes hand in hand with a loss of any kind.

Our team are fire and water damage restoration specialist and have the experience, expertise, and equipment to make your loss seem "Like it never even happened."

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage.

We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

Good Fire Safety Advice From People You Can Trust

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

"Like it never even happened." Our technicians will take care of your family and property from start to finish!

Fires can be a terrifying experience in your home or business.

The American Red Cross has provided the following tips for fire safety:

Top Tips for Fire Safety
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

When fire or water damage occurs in your home or business, choosing the right people for the restoration job is very important. So what makes SERVPRO the nation's leading restoration company?

We're faster to any size disaster

SERVPRO of Pompano Beach responds to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As soon as you make contact with our dispatching team, our technicians are on their way to your property.

We specialize in restoration

Unlike some restoration companies that have a select team dedicated to restoration, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach's staff specializes in water and fire damage cleanup and restoration. No job is too big or small for us!

We restore before we replace

When your home experiences water or fire damage, the contents are almost always affected as well. Furniture, rugs, and family heirlooms may need special care to be restored to their original condition. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach takes every step to restore your affected contents rather than discarding them.

Once the flames are put out and the smoke has settled, you might find your home in ruins. Our SERVPRO of Pompano Beach team understands the stress and confusion that goes hand in hand with a loss of any kind. Not only can you experience fire, smoke, and soot damage, your property will most likely also suffer from water damage due to firefighting efforts.

Call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942.

The Call After Fire Rescue Leaves Your Home

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue are committed to responding to emergencies. Call us after they leave SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responds to around 600 fires each year. It is their mission to respond to your emergency without delay. So obviously they are the ones to call if you have a fire in your Pompano Beach home, but who would you call after they leave?

The answer is simpler than you might think. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach (954) 970-4942 is available to help 24/7. They can send trained, certified technicians to start your restoration right away. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Pompano provides fire cleanup and restoration for both commercial and residential customers. They handle the everyday general cleaning jobs all the way to a full-scale condominium that has been gutted due to fire. SERVPRO of Pompano Beach can garner the national resources of SERVPRO Industries in the event of a major catastrophe.

As water and fire damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly. Our “restore first” mentality helps to lower costs and get you back in your home or business sooner. This focus relies upon our specialized training and equipment to restore your property back to pre-fire condition.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Pompano Beach is close by and ready to respond to your smoke or fire damage emergency. Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

If you have a fire safety concern about your Pompano Beach home, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 954.786.4695. Their public relation division will be able to help you.
If you are interested in fire prevention checkout the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue page.

3 Tips for Keeping Your Furnace Running

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

If you maintain your furnace well, however, it should be reliable for the whole season

Heating System Maintenance

As the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder, you want to make sure your furnace is working well. Proper maintenance not only ensures that you won't be left with a chilly home when the first cold snap hits in Lighthouse Point, FL, but it also helps make certain your furnace won't become a fire hazard. You can likely avoid the need for fire cleaning if you keep up with heating system maintenance.


The most important aspect of furnace maintenance is keeping it clean. Focus on these three parts of the furnace to save yourself from requiring smoke cleaning services:

  • Motor
  • Blower
  • Filter

Fire cleaning specialists recommend that you change the filter before you turn the furnace on for the first time each year. When you remove the panel that covers the filter, you can gain access to the blower and the motor. The fan of the blower slides out so you can reach each blade. Use a toothbrush or some other tool for eliminating dirt and debris from small spaces. Clean each blade thoroughly to remove dust and residue. Wipe down the motor and all the surfaces. Finally, use the vacuum hose to remove loosened dirt.


If your motor is sealed, you don't have to provide extra lubrication. It is lubricated as part of the manufacturing process. To check on the type of motor, look for oil ports near the bearings. If you see ports, this means you have to lubricate it manually. You will need 10-weight motor oil, but you should only use a few drops. Lubricate your motor at least once a year, preferably right before the cold season starts. A well-oiled motor keeps your furnace running smoothly.
A burned-out furnace can cause a lot of damage that requires professional fire cleaning services. If you maintain your furnace well, however, it should be reliable for the whole season.

3 Actions to Take Immediately After a Home Fire

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Replace important documents

After a fire in your home in Pompano Beach, FL, you may be overwhelmed by the incident and have no idea what to do afterwards. While you naturally need some time to process these events, it is important to act and forge the path to continuing your life. Consider the following actions to get the right resources, throw away damaged items and replace anything you will need soon.

Gather Essential Resources

Whether you lived in a small house alone or a larger building with a family, you will need as much help as possible. Prioritize the essentials, such as food, rest and shelter. Contact organizations such as the American Red Cross that can help you obtain these resources as you get back on your feet. Also contact your insurance company and provide them with details about the fire.

Get Rid of Vulnerable Items

As you work with the fire cleanup company to restore the residence to its former glory, you will need to make important decisions on what items to keep and which ones to throw away. There are certain items that are more vulnerable to contamination created by fire damage than others.

  • Damaged, burned clothing
  • All perishable and non-perishable foods
  • Medications
  • Toiletries and cosmetics

These items can be chemically altered by high heat or contaminated by ash, soot or smoke. Even if they are not significantly changed, their taste or performance may become undesirable.

Replace Important Documents

In addition to food, medicine and other items weak to the effects of the fire, your documents are also likely victims. There are particular documents you will need to replace immediately, including the driver's license, social security cards and credit cards, as well as more. Make the necessary calls and ensure new copies are on the way.
The aftermath of a fire will have you make important decisions, from what items to throw away to calling for assistance. Take your time, recover and tackle these situations as they manifest.

Safely Enjoying a Bonfire

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

There are precautions you and loved ones can take when gathering around a bonfire.

The first precaution to take is to pick out or build a sturdy fire pit. To ensure you're going to stay safe as well as keep your home safe, pick a fire pit at least 10 feet away from any structure. You're going to want to make sure you also have enough space to comfortably sit and provide proper ventilation for the fire pit.

A second precaution is to check your local weather. Windy conditions are not good conditions for a bonfire. A sturdy and strong breeze could easily blows embers or sparks unto people or combustible items.

A third precaution is to have fire extinguishing equipment nearby and ready in case of a fire emergency. A water hose, extinguisher, or sand are great to have in an emergency.

One last precaution is to wear the right kind of clothing. Wearing non flammable clothing and hard-sole shoes are the best choices to wear. Skip going barefoot to a bonfire, it may sound cozy but it leaves you at a huge risk for some serious burns.