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Cómo limpiar después de las inundaciones en el baño

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

El daño causado por el agua en el baño después de que se desborde el inodoro puede ser increíblemente sucio y difícil de manejar. Solo limpiar lo que el ojo puede ver puede provocar moho, hongos y un ambiente insalubre para vivir. Solo el olor puede ser difícil de eliminar si el esfuerzo de limpieza no se realiza de manera exhaustiva. ¿Cómo limpiarías después de inundar el inodoro? A continuación se detallan algunos pasos a seguir para asegurarse de que la limpieza del daño causado por el agua sea exitosa.

Detenga el desbordamiento y observe los alrededores para ver si hay aguas negras sin tratar en el piso o en las paredes. Si es seguro usar ropa protectora como botas impermeables, guantes y posiblemente una máscara para ayudar a aliviar los vapores que se inhalan.

Descubra el motivo de la inundación. Si ve aguas residuales, es probable que haya una obstrucción en las tuberías. Las alfombras de pared a pared realmente deberían reemplazarse todas juntas, pero si esto no es posible, el relleno definitivamente sí lo hace. Incluso entonces, la alfombra debe ser limpiada por un professional. Esto puede deberse a muchas cosas, como demasiada basura cuando hay tuberías con fugas o agrietadas o algo tan simple como una obstrucción que bloquea el flujo de agua. Si no puede encontrar el problema usted mismo, puede que tenga que llamar a un plomero para asegurarse. Necesitará algún tipo de material absorbente para absorber el exceso de agua. Una vez que hayas logrado eso, la tarea de recoger cualquier desperdicio de los alrededores es lo siguiente. Puede hacerlo manualmente o con algún tipo de instrumento de succión que se use específicamente para aguas residuales. Este último se recomienda si es posible. La desinfección de los pisos y las paredes si es necesario se debe hacer con un poderoso detergente que sea específico del material que está limpiando. También se debe usar clorox, pero asegúrese de que haya ventilación. Siempre siga las instrucciones del fabricante sobre medidas y precauciones. Si está tratando con tapetes, estos deben sacarse y limpiarse adecuadamente debido a las aguas residuales. Use un deshumidificador para asegurar que se elimine incluso la menor cantidad de humedad que quede debajo de los pisos, detrás de las paredes o en la lechada. Esto es muy importante para que no se produzcan olores. Todo esto debe hacerse antes de que pueda pensar en reemplazar cualquier material o alfombra.

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How to Clean Up an Overflowing Toilet

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

An overflowing toilet is one of the worst sanitary disasters you can face in your home, even more annoying than your pet tracking in mud or your child spilling a plate of spaghetti. In most cases, after the initial cry of disdain, cleaning up after an overflow requires little effort. However, if the sewage water reaches your walls, carpets or furniture, you may have to call in the experts to prevent risk of mold and other contamination. If your toilet has been clogging lately, it may be wise to keep a pair of rubber boots and clean-up tools in a closet close by in case of emergencies.

Step 1

Stop the overflow first. Lift the lid off the toilet tank and press down on the circular, rubber valve on the bottom of the tank to close it. Then lift up the float, which is the plastic vertical structure attached to the rubber spherical object. These two actions stop more water from entering the toilet bowl. While still holding the float, ask someone else to shut off the water valve at the back of the toilet by turning it clockwise. If you are alone, try turning the valve while holding the float or quickly let go of the float to turn off the valve. This shuts off the water supply.

Step 2

Mop the water and waste immediately off the floor once the toilet has stopped overflowing. Ring the mop out into an empty bucket.

Step 3

Unclog your toilet using a plunger. If after several minutes of plunging the water in the toilet does not go down or flush, use a closet auger.

Step 4

Insert the tip of your closet auger so the tip's curve is pointed in the same direction as the drain. Crank the auger as far as it will go in both cranking directions to clear the clog. Gently pull the auger out of the toilet and plunge again. If after several attempts the clog doesn't clear, call a plumber to come fix your toilet.

Step 5

Pour the mopped up waste water down the toilet, if the toilet is now functioning. Rinse out the bucket and mop with hot water.

Step 6

Mix 1 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of warm water in the bucket. Sanitize every area that came into contact with the waste water using a mop or cloth and the bleach solution. Wear rubber gloves if you are cleaning with a cloth.

Step 7

Call a water damage restoration company if the overflow has penetrated your bathroom walls, carpets or wood furnishings.

By: www.hunker.com

We proudly serve Tamarac, Lauderhill, Sawgrass Corporate and surrounding areas. 

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10 Simple Ways To Celebrate Earth Day

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

For most people it goes under the radar, unnoticed and uncelebrated. In a society where we honor each other with celebrating birthdays, Mothers/Fathers Day, Christmas, etc., let’s come together and honor the earth that allows us to eat, breathe, love and exist. Here are 10 simple ways you can celebrate this Earth Day!

1. Keep The Car In The Garage

How about leaving the car at home and walking, cycling or using public transport even just for today? Perhaps it’s walking the kids to school instead of driving them, or you might opt to cycle to yoga. It may take you a little more time but you’ll get to enjoy the fresh air, teach the kids about nature on the way to school, or read a book on the train or bus. Who knows, you might enjoy it so much it becomes a regular thing!

2. Practice Yoga Outdoors

Ask your yoga teacher or local studio to offer classes outdoors. Fresh air, a natural setting, no butts in your face and no need for electricity. Ending the class with a meditation and offering a little love and gratitude to the earth would be a beautiful way to complete this natural yoga experience.

3. Recycle

As Voltaire says, “no snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible,” yet where would the avalanche be without each snowflake? In the same way, our individual and seemingly small habits can combine to have a powerful effect -- and recycling is a great example of this. Get the kids involved too and help create some positive habits for generations to come!

4. Invest In A Reusable Coffee Cup

For the price of a couple of lattes, you can buy yourself a reusable cup which means you won’t be adding to the large pile of coffee-related rubbish. Earth Day is the perfect “excuse” to form a new habit that could save 5 cups and lids over the course of a work week, which is around 300 over the course of a year!

5. The Big Turn Off

Did anyone else’s mum ever bang on about turning off appliances or lights when you were a child? Chances are she was trying to save money on the power bill, but money isn’t the only thing you’ll be saving. For today, try turning off appliances at the wall when you’re not using them, or switching off lights when you leave the room. It sounds so simple but still worth mentioning as it still takes conscious effort!

6. Unplug The TV

Relax, it’s only one day! Following on from the previous point, why not keep the TV switched off all day? By making it a ‘no TV’ day, you’ll have some extra time to connect with nature in some way. Enjoy a walk, get some fresh air, and appreciate your natural environment. Perhaps take the family for a picnic in the park, or collecting shells at the beach and encourage everyone to think about the earth and how magnificent it is.

7. Get Planting

Today’s the day to take the plunge and create a veggie patch. You’ll not only be eliminating the carbon emissions that are involved in getting produce to plate, you’ll also be able to enjoy fresh, organic produce whilst saving some money. If you find the idea of a veggie patch daunting or if you have limited outdoor space, you could start by planting some fresh herbs or a couple of lettuces in a bucket -- or for a rustic look, an old wine barrel.

8. Use Earth-Friendly Cleaning Products

It’s easy to just keep using chemical-laden cleaning products without giving it a thought, so try being really conscious about what you are using to clean with. Having to wear gloves and being advised to not breathe in the fumes should be a sign that what you’re using is not a healthy option.

We all want our homes to be clean and germ-free, but we don’t need to rely on chemicals to achieve that. There are many cost-effective, green-friendly options to choose from and today’s the day to give them a go. If you are really resistant to spending extra money on cleaning products, then why not do some research into cleaning with fresh lemon juice or vinegar water.

9. BYO Grocery Bags

Making the effort to put reusable shopping bags in your car (or in your bag if you’re observing point #1) could start a new habit that would reduce the use of plastic bags. I’m sure I don’t need to mention how horrid they are for the environment.

There are so many nifty reusable bags that fold up to a teeny tiny size, making earth-friendly shopping easy and convenient. If you don’t want to spend money on reusable bags, take an extra backpack or duffel bag and leave those plastic bags behind.

10. Be A Vegetarian For A Day

Some of us love meat, some of us detest it, and some of us just go along with the flow of what appears on the plate. Today why not make a conscious choice to say no to meat and try some of the mouth-watering vegetarian options out there.

The excessive demand for meat creates an excessive strain on environmental resources, and the more we ask for, the more our planet suffers. A quick search online will give you tons of easy and delicious vegetarian recipes, so for one day why not give it a go! And if you really can’t go without meat for a whole day, at least commit to having one of your meals today be a vegetarian meal.

By: www.doyouyoga.com

SERVPRO OF SUNRISE has Green Cleaning Products that allow us to finish any cleaning project in an environmentally sound way! 

Another reason to call us for your restoration and cleaning needs at 954-748-7887. 

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Air Duct Cleaning

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

The first thing most people notice when they visit a new city is the quality of the air. This applies to your home and office as well. If the air is filled with dust and other floating micro contaminants such as mold, drywall dust, and/or rodent excrement; it is most likely due to the collection of these particles in the HVAC duct work. This largely occurs with new construction when debris settles into the open vents in areas that are unfinished, and in older homes that have not been regularly  and properly cleaned. It’s a good idea to avoid inhaling these to avoid unnecessary respiratory and or other health problems. Regular air duct cleaning by a reputable company such as SERVPRO of Sunrise will significantly reduce the amount of these unwanted and unhealthy pollutants in the air.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends not trying to clean your HVAC system unless you are trained to do so. They encourage you to use a professional company to clean the air ducts in your home. Especially if there are smokers in the home, pets that shed, water damage, home renovations, or prior occupancy. Our technicians are highly qualified and available for both residential and commercial air duct cleaning.

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Spring Forward

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Spring arrives on March 20 this year, In the Northern Hemisphere, Earth is oriented toward the sun, bringing longer days and warmer temperatures and the springing forth of everything that lay dormant in the winter months. 

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. That means you move your clocks one hour ahead. 

By: Costco Connection

Spring Cleaning 

SERVPRO of Sunrise Professionals have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. The residential cleaning services performed by SERVPRO of Sunrise professionals will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

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History of Valentine’s Day

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

The Legend of St. Valentine

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure.

Content source: 

https://www.history.com

BE FIRE SAFE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re sharing some fire safety advice to help you stay safe and make it a day to remember for all the right reasons.

Candles

Candles are supposed to give a romantic glow, not actual flames. Follow these tips when burning and extinguishing candles to stay safe.

  • Never leave candles unattended. Put burning candles out when you leave the room and always remember to check that they are completely put out at night.
  • Make sure candles are put out long before you go to sleep to avoid the danger of you accidentally knocking over a burning candle whilst asleep. Also, put candles out with a snuffer or spoon as sparks can fly if you blow them out.
  • Once lit, don’t move any candles and don’t burn several candles close together as this could cause the flame to flare.
  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room, which is out of the way of draughts, vents or air currents. This will help to prevent rapid or uneven burning, soot and dripping.

Lastly, make sure that you know your escape plans in the event of a fire. We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

We proudly serve Tamarac, Lauderhill, Sawgrass and surrounding areas. 

Why SERVPRO of Sunrise?

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Have you ever had to wade through a pond in your living room? Or, maybe you’ve returned to a half-burned home?  We hope you never have to deal with this but if you do, it’s always good to be prepared and respond quickly. With SERVPRO of Sunrise as a partner, you can be better equipped to handle problems in your Broward County home!

Why SERVPRO?

  1. SERVPRO is a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration.
  2. Franchise professionals have the training and experience to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
  3. SERVPRO’s proven system helps to ensure a return to preloss condition.
  4. We work with most insurance companies.
  5. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SERVPRO doesn’t only handle fire and water damage. Other services include:

  • Storm damage cleanup
  • Mold mitigation
  • Restoration
  • Document restoration
  • Electronics restoration
  • Dry cleaning
  • Reconstruction
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Duct cleaning
  • General cleaning

With over 1700 Franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is never far away.

If your Broward County home experiences water or fire damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Sunrise to be there for you.

We proudly serve the Sunrise, Tamarac, Lauderhill and surrounding areas. 

SERVPRO of Sunrise presents: Mold in Rental Property

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sunrise: Mold:

  • grows from mold spores
    • spores are too small to see unaided
    • spores can survive harsh environments for many years
  • can grow almost anywhere
  • needs to have only
    • above-freezing temperatures
    • protein, such as in animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet
    • moisture (high humidity is enough)
  • grows rapidly
  • damages property
  • has a bad smell
  • is unsightly

If have a small amount of mold on a dish, you can clean it. You can even throw away the dish.

If you have a large amount of mold, you need licensed mold remediation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a “large amount” as 10 square feet or more.

SERVPRO of Sunrise is licensed in mold remediation.

Talk to your landlord if you think he/she should hire licensed professionals. If the landlord disagrees:

  • Contact the Sunrise housing authority
  • Review your lease about your rights and responsibilities

Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

How much faster is extraction at removing water than dehumidifying?

1/21/2019 (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.