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Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 954-960-5322

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe caused water damage in home Broken and leaking pipes are just one way that your home or business can incur water damage.

Water damage from a storm, burst pipe, or even after a fire loss can cause a lot more issues than just standing water.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, insulation, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

SERVPRO of N Lauderdale/W Tamarac knows what to do. 

SERVPRO of N Lauderdale / W Tamarac pecializes 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.

Call us today 954-960-5392

What to do if a Pipe Bursts in Your Home or Business

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe caused water damage in home Burst pipes can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Here is what you can do to prevent pipe bursts and after in limiting water damage.

Take Precautions with Broken Pipes

A burst pipe is one of the most common flood issues face with water damage in Tamarac.  Regardless of the age or type of pipes – metal or plastic, they can still expand or burst and cause the need for water damage restoration in your home.  A burst pipe also requires a significant amount of costly repairs. This is why it’s important to take all the safety measures to prevent pipes from bursting.

Below are some frequently asked questions and helpful steps to take to safely solve any problems you may be experiencing with your pipes at home.  

Why Do Pipes Burst?

Typically, age and temperature inconsistencies, along with pressure changes can cause pipe breakage.  Weaknesses occur in some parts and can cause the pipe to break or burst. The pipe’s inability to withhold the water pressures inside it causes the damage such as expansion and breakage. 

Causes for burst pipes are, as mentioned  Corrosion and clogs are other common causes for pipe damage. 

Can pipes burst without water?

Even if you have shut off the main water supply, a pipe can be at risk for damage but the risk is reduced. 

What to Do When a Pipe Bursts:

If you experience a bursting water pipe in your home, you can do a  temporary emergency repair of the pipe to minimize and prevent further damage before a professional arrives.  These are quick and simple steps to take when repairing a pipe.

  • Turn off the main water supply
  • Contact SERVPRO Tamarac!
  • Quickly remove and clean excess water to avoid further water damage.
  • Take pressure off pipes by draining the faucets
  • Circulate warm air in your home to slowly thaw pipes
  • Use a repair sleeve to temporarily cover the damaged area of the pipe

How long does it take to repair a broken pipe?

Depending upon the size and amount of damage to the pipes, repair can take several hours.  For a short fix, it could take approximately anywhere  from 2-4 hours.  

Do pipes make noise when they burst?

Pipes can make noise when they burst water.  Some reports are similar to that of a popping sound or (if you have metal pipes) possibly a loud clang of metal.  However, when the moment happens it may not be heard at all. If you start to notice any noises or visible damage contact a water restoration company for further inspection.   

How to Clean a Water Pipe Line:

Essentially, the purpose of cleaning out your water line is to simply break down corrosion and sediments inside the pipes. This can include rust, lime or calcium.  There are a few inexpensive ways to clean the pipes such as using a flushing kit, or vinegar with baking soda and hot water.  You can also try to stay away from using heavy detergents when washing dishes and clothes, as these can leave chemical deposits in your water lines that can build up over time.  

How to Get Air Out of Cold Water Pipes:

If you’ve ever experienced water spitting out of your faucets, it is simply air trapped inside the water line. Typically, routine maintenance work on the water system is the cause.  Briefly running water through your faucets can help. 

Air in pipes can also cause noises inside the wall when fixtures are used. Luckily there is no serious problem and the solution is easy enough for a homeowner to fix.  In just minutes, you can get rid of any air in your pipes:

  • Turn off water supply
  • Turn on faucets
    • start at the fixture closest to the main water supply 
    • open each hot and cold faucet about halfway to let the air out
  • Turn your water supply back on
  • turn off fixtures, faucets and appliances once water flows 
    • close them in the same order they were opened

The process can be repeated for toilets, showers, tubs, washing machine and dishwasher as well as water spigots outside the house.

What to Do When a Water Heater Bursts

It can be frustrating to experience a flood from a water heater. When properly functioning, the water heater should stop the flow of water when the tank gets full.  Yet, when the pipe bursts, the tank leaks water out of the tank and onto your floors, causing potential water damage throught the home or business.  

For your safety, it’s important to shut off the water supply and power supply.  Call a professional water restoration company to extract the floodwaters and assess any damage to the property. You can take photos of any damage you may have (for possible insurance company claims)   

Who can I call when a water pipe bursts?

So many scenarios can play out when it comes to a damage to your pipes.  It may be a simple fix or it may require professional assistance.  Most importantly, if your home or business gets any considerable amount of water damage,  it’s better to call a professional water restorer to ensure all water is extracted and the property is dried thoroughly and safely to avoid future mold problems later.

Call SERVPRO Tamarac 954-960-5322 today for all of your water damage restoration needs!

Water Damage Restoration Tamarac FL

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Restoration Tamarac FL.

SERVPRO Tamarac.

When you have encountered water flooding, leaking due to a storm, plumbing issues or another unfortunate reason, water damage restoration is necessary.

SERVPRO Tamarac is a locally owned company, Located in Tamarac FL. We provides professional water damage restoration service and much more. Tamarac and the surrounding areas and are available for emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit our website to request help online or call us today for professional solutions to all your restoration needs.

It is important to address the issue quickly in order to reduce the risk of large losses. Water intrusion can enable mold growth, bacteria growth, rusting of steel, swelling of composite woods, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, etc. This can cause serious property damage and potential health issues that can end up being very costly.

The water damage restoration process consists of inspection and assessment of the damage, water removal/water extraction, drying and dehumidification, cleaning and sanitizing and restoration.

SERVPRO Tamarac has a team of highly skilled, licensed and insured experts that will respond to your call promptly. Our goal is to help you to clean up, to preserve and to protect your property and its contents so that further damage will not occur.

We have years of experience in the industry and will help you through the entire process. Most insurance policies should cover sudden and unexpected damages incurred due to plumbing malfunctions, broken pipes and storm damage. Our team will work with the insurance company for you to make sure that your claims process is stress free. SERVPRO can help you to manage the insurance paperwork and process. We'll provide you with a detailed scope of work involved and a free estimate that is competitively priced. Our main goal is customer satisfaction and we will work hard to make sure that the job is done right.

Water Damage Restoration | Tamarac FL | SERVPRO Tamarac

North Lauderdale and West Tamarac’s 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of N Lauderdale/W Tamarac is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large and small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly raise the severity of the water damage and cause secondary damage.

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SERVPRO of N Lauderdale/W Tamarac 

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 SERVPRO of N Lauderdale/W Tamarac has the expertise in water damage training to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions about your unique 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 Us:

SERVPRO of N Lauderdale/W Tamarac  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.