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Need Home Restoration Services? We Can Get Started Fast.

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

black glasses and pen sitting on top of white insurance policy If your home is damaged due to a disaster, contact SERVPRO of Sunrise. From start to finish, we will be here to help.

If you had to guess why Sunrise homeowners filed insurance claims for home restoration services, what would you say were the most common reasons?

The answers might surprise you.

We’re from a storm-prone state, so if you guessed severe weather issues, such as wind, hail and rain, you’re right. That is one of the major reasons homeowners need restoration services.

The other big culprits include home accidents and appliance malfunctions. These issues can also cause significant damage to your home.

The homeowners we help and the claims we receive aren’t identical, but they all have at least one thing in common. It’s the power of timing. Getting started on restoration earlier can stop the damage process in its tracks.

Why Timing Is Crucial

The faster you can start repairing and restoring your home, the easier it will contain and control the damage. The damage process moves faster than you might think.

Water damages wood within a few days, causing warping and cracking. Expensive upholstery fabric can begin to fade and stain. Mold can start to grow in some cases within a few hours.

SERVPRO Will Help You Fast

We know how important it is to start the damage restoration process quickly, so our team makes it easier to get in touch with us when you most need our help.

We have members of our local team available to you 247. That means if you need us at any time, you can call. We’re ready to help if you have an emergency.

Our technicians are all highly trained and hold the proper certifications to restore your home up to the best standards. Because we’re a national company, we also have access to the newest and latest restoration technology. We bring that mix of skill and technology to every job we do.

If your home is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

Preparing for a Restoration Project at Your Sunrise Business

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee wearing black shirt reviewing restoration plans on tablet with business owner in gray suit SERVPRO of Sunrise knows the commercial restoration process inside and out. Here are some of our best tips in choosing the right restoration company.

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, local businesses have had to face an unpredictable situation and learn to reach customers in new and different ways. In fact, the realization that something so unprecedented is possible might be the biggest lesson that comes from the pandemic.

But in spite of the circumstances, many business owners have found ways to continue growing and thriving.

While no one saw a worldwide pandemic coming, it is a good idea to plan for more commonplace and predictable problems that businesses can face. Those include natural disasters like fires, floods and, here in Florida, hurricanes.

Because your local SERVPRO team wants to be a resource for business owners in our area, we’ve put together some of the best advice we can to help ensure they have what they need to move forward after a disaster.

Help for Business Owners Who Need It

You can open your business again after a disaster strikes. In fact, in some cases, you can even be more successful than you were before it happened. These tips will help you get the process started:

Your disaster plan is vital. Prepare for disasters before one strikes, and you’ll be more prepared for the aftermath of a fire, flood or another natural disaster. It will help you feel less overwhelmed when dealing with the process if you’ve already planned what you’ll do. You may want to think about moving your business to a backup location so you can continue operating.

Document everything in detail. It’s smart to take plenty of pictures before you begin the cleanup process, so your insurance company can get a good look at exactly what happened. Also, you’ll want to put together an inventory of anything that was damaged or lost during the storms.

Ensure that you’re reaching out to key stakeholders. Staying in touch with your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your wider community can help ensure your business remains in people’s minds. Plus, you can let them know about new hours, temporary locations or your progress.

If a fire, flood or any other cause damages your business, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Ask Yourself These Home Safety Fire Questions | SERVPRO® of Sunrise

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

large image of red, yellow and orange flames House fires trend to peak during the winter. SERVPRO of Sunrise are available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

Sunrise, Lauderhill, Tamarac and surrounding residents don’t normally have to turn up the heat during the winter months, but nationally, house fires are more common during the colder months of the year than they are at any other point.

Experts say that about 890 Americans die every year in winter house fires.. In addition to the loss of life, these fires cause injuries, property damage and the loss of important, valuable family heirlooms.

No one can prevent every house fire. Some of them are the result of natural disasters and other unpredictable events. But many house fires have predictable causes that will allow you to lower your risk.

Do You Know How to Make Your Home Safer?

Check out these questions to see how your fire safety knowledge stacks up.

Do you know how to handle a grease fire? Grease fires are a common hazard in kitchens. You can make these types of fires worse by putting water on them. Instead, they need to be smothered. Fire extinguishers work the best, but baking soda or a metal lid can do in a pinch.

Use candles the right way or consider switching to the battery-operated options. Don’t let candles burn when you aren’t home. Instead, be sure you blow them out before you leave the house. Also, please don’t put them in spots where your kids or pets can knock them over. If you notice that you’re having problems remembering to blow out your candles, then consider battery-operated options.

Don’t overload your extension cords. Be careful with how many things you have plugged in and that any extension cord you use is in good shape. If they’re not, it can be an electrical fire hazard.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.

SERVPRO earned a spot in the Top 10 of Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO earned a spot in the Top 10 of Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500

Celebrating being #1 franchise in the cleaning and restoration industry for the 21st year in a row! We are also #10 ranking overall for top franchises in the nation. 

This is the result of hard work and working as ONE TEAM, with one goal in mind, to help people in their times of greatest need and make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Sunrise will continue to work diligently to provide the best fire & water - cleanup & restoration, mold remediation, Covid-19 cleaning & sanitizing in our community. We proudly serve Sunrise, Tamarac, Lauderhill and surroundings. 

Available 24/7 emergency service, free estimates!

Call us today 954-748-7887

"Like it never even happened."

Sunrise Homeowners Have Help for Water Damage Repairs

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

white wall with water damage spots and peeling paint Do you have any water damage to your walls or ceiling? Contact SERVPRO of Sunrise, we will help guide you through the restoration process.

Do you know what to do if you notice the early signs of water damage? If not, you’re in good company. Many homeowners aren’t quite sure how to handle water damage—and when it’s the right time to call a restoration service.

If it’s caught early, water can often be cleaned up with towels or a mop and bucket. But many homeowners are unsure when a leak and the resulting water problems become an issue that merits professional remediation help.

And that’s important because minutes can matter during a water damage emergency. Water can start to cause permanent damage to your home within just a few hours.

Know the Signs of Serious Water Damage

When your home needs water remediation services from a professional, you might notice these signs:

You pick up on a musty odor. Smell can be among the first signs of mold damage, meaning if you notice a peculiar or persistent odor, it’s time to call in a professional to help you deal with remediation issues.

Your windows or walls are damaged. Wood in your home, like your window panes and walls, can start to warp as water damage progresses. That means it’s vital to get remediation help if you notice these signs.

The floorboards or furniture start to warp. Wet wood will start to warp within days. If that happens in your home, it’s best to start seeking help from professionals who can help you restore your home.

Water Damage Is Growing

Did you know water damage claims grow steadily each year?

Even before the number of claims started rising, water damage claims were some of the most common claims made by homeowners. In fact, one in 50 American homeowners file one of these insurance claims each year.

If you have water damage in your home due to a burst pipe or another cause, you can count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services.

Restoring Your Sunrise Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Sunrise commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


8 Things to Consider Before Filing a Commercial Fire Damage Claim

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

If you’ve just experienced commercial fire damage, you’ve probably already filed a claim with your insurance company. Before you get too far into the claim process, there are some important points to consider.

There’s a lot of “fine print” in the handling of these situations that some insurance companies won’t necessarily bring to your attention on their own. Having a solid understanding of the process, will help ensure you protect your own interests in the commercial fire damage claim.

Below are 8 important points to consider:
1. Normally for water damage you send the insurance company documentation of the damages. But how do you do this for items or property that has been destroyed by fire damage? Are there good “before” pictures of the same space, on your phone or website, that you can compare with the “after” photos of the damage? Does your bank have record of the blueprint from when they helped you finance the property?

Does your business account have record of furniture, equipment, etc. that you purchased for the space? These would be good places to start, but you’ll want to ask your adjuster/agent for more specific protocol and requirements.

2. Is it a good idea to make repairs and restorations yourself? Your insurance company will pay less, but your premium may not increase as much. Weigh the costs and benefits of each option.

3. How did smoke or water from fighting the fire affect your electronics, equipment, and structural integrity. How do you claim those damages to trigger better coverage?

4. When making repairs, make sure your insurance company does not cut corners by using companies or contractors that repair with materials containing lead and asbestos. That could lead to greater costs and health risks down the line

5. Find out how your policy addresses code coverage and Green building upgrades.

6. If your coverage is limited, what can you do about it? How can your agent or a public adjuster help?

7. During the claims process, your insurance provider may engage a forensic accountant. Find out their role, which financial statements you are required to produce, and why. You should also ask if you can, and should, recast your financial statements. Don’t hesitate to get input from an accounting professional you trust, as well as your agent.

8. Find out what can be included as extra and expediting expenses, and what the difference is.

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (954) 748-7887

Emergency Water Damage Tips

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Shut off the water source if possible and if it can be done safely.
Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting.
(These tips are for clean water situations only)

When Water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back. "Like it never even happened."



How much faster is extraction at removing water than dehumidifying?

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

One of the first rules of a water loss is that the most effective way of removing water is physical extraction. But how much faster is extraction at removing water than dehumidifying? About 1200 times faster! A typical truckmount sucks up about 25 gallons of water per minute, while the best dehumidifier only removes about 30 gallons a day.

Efficient extraction is vital when it comes to getting jobs done quickly, because every gallon of water left behind requires at least one hour of dehumidification. So every drop of water you remove is critical.

Using the correct tool is essential. For instance, when using only a light wand to extract, up to 1.5 gallons of water may remain in every yard of carpet and pad. In a 1400 sqft house, that could add up to over 230 gallons left behind. A dehumidifier would have to operate for over 180 hours to remove that amount of water. That’s why it's best to use a weighted, heavy-duty tool rather than a standard wand

A poor extraction job will also lead to higher humidity levels for a longer period of time causing secondary damage and mold growth, not to mention that it slows down the whole drying process.

Trust SERVPRO of Sunrise to return you home to normal. We proudly serve the Tamarac, Sunrise, Lauderhill and surrounding areas.

SERVPRO of Sunrise in Broward County provides 24 hour emergency services! We are Ready to Help!

1/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sunrise is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Always Answer our Phones.
Call Today - 954-748-7887
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Sunrise has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration.

What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information
Your insurance information (if applicable)
The street address of the water-damaged home or business
When did the flooding or water damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Sunrise
SERVPRO of Sunrise 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.