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5 Common Causes of Noisy Water Pipes

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

Burst Pipe There are many reasons for noisy pipes, so it’s important to have them checked out by a professional.

5 Common Causes of Noisy Water Pipes

Noisy pipes are a headache to deal with, especially if they're in your Coconut Creek, FL home and not just an annoying neighbor. Luckily, fixable causes aren't hard to pinpoint. Here's what you can expect from noisy pipes and how to silence them once and for all!

Water Hammer

Water hammer is a banging or knocking sound in your pipes. It’s caused by rapid water movement in the pipes and can be caused by either a sudden change in water pressure (such as when you turn on or off a faucet) or a sudden decrease in water pressure (such as when the dishwasher starts).

Loose Mounting Straps

Loose pipes can cause a variety of problems, including noise, leaks, water damage, and flooding. If your water pipes are loose or not secured properly to the wall, they may vibrate whenever the water is flowing through them. This vibration causes a loud buzzing sound that you might hear throughout your house.

If this continues for an extended period of time without being addressed by a professional plumber, it might cause structural damage to your home's walls and foundation! This can result in costly repairs down the road — so it's best to get in touch with a professional as soon as possible if you suspect that something isn't right with your plumbing system.

High Water Pressure

High water pressure is another common cause of noisy pipes. Excess pressure can result in a leaky faucet or cracked pipe, but it can also cause excessive wear on the components in your plumbing system. It’s worth noting that high water pressure is not always a bad thing; there are instances when you may want to increase the pressure coming into your home. If you live in an area with hard water, for example, you may be able to reduce mineral deposits by increasing the amount of force with which it enters your home.

An easy way to reduce the amount of pressure coming into your home is by installing a pressure regulator on all incoming faucets. A regulator will take care of any excess pressures and ensure that everything functions properly without having any negative impact on other parts of your plumbing system—or yourself!

Loose Pipe Joints

If you hear loud banging noises when using water in your Coconut Creek, FL home, there's a good chance that the problem is caused by loose pipe joints. Loose pipe joints can cause leaks, water hammer, and other problems.

A loose joint is an area where two pipes are touching without being secured together with a union or coupler. This happens when the pipe shrinks slightly due to temperature changes or other factors. The result is that one side of the joint moves more than the other, causing vibration and noise as it rubs against other connected pipes nearby. When this happens over time, it can create more serious issues like cracking and even breaking apart entirely!

Mineral Buildup on Pipes

Mineral deposits, or scale, which are made up of calcium and magnesium compounds, form on the insides of pipes over time due to natural water chemistry. As this buildup increases in size, it becomes more difficult for water to flow through them smoothly—and that can cause clanking noises as well as an increased risk of leaks.

There are many reasons for noisy pipes. If you’re experiencing a clanking sound from your pipes, it’s important to have it checked out by a professional plumber right away. This can help ensure that the problem is caught before it becomes worse and potentially causes leaks or other issues down the road. 

Why You Should Call SERVPRO After a Fire.

10/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green vehicle SERVPRO of East Coral Springs is here to help. We can take care of everything from removing soot and smoke damage to restoring your property.

Why You Should Call SERVPRO After a Fire.

Smoke, soot, heat, and water can all cause damage to your Coral Springs home or business after a fire. If you're not sure how to handle the aftermath of a fire, it's wise to call in the experts. They'll be able to help you assess just how severe the damage is and what you need to do next.

Soot and smoke can cause problems.

Even though the fire may not have caused much damage to your home, you still need to call a restoration professional. Soot and smoke can cause health effects, damage to your home's structure, and mold growth. They can also cause water damage and electrical problems.

By calling a restoration professional after an accident in your home or business, you'll avoid these potential issues!

You could be putting your property at risk.

If you don't call a professional, you could be putting your property at risk. Fire damage can cause mold, structural damage, electrical problems, and more fires. This can lead to even more damage on top of what was already done.

Cleaning up even a small fire isn't a DIY job.

While cleaning up may be the first thing you do after a fire, it's not the only thing. If you don't know where to start, call a restoration professional. A professional can help ensure that your property is protected while they're working on repairs and minimize further damage caused by water or smoke. The fire restoration experts can also assist with filing insurance claims and making sure everything gets covered—including belongings that were damaged in the fire but weren’t initially declared as part of your claim (like smoke-damaged clothing). They also know how to handle hazardous materials so that these dangerous materials aren't spread around your home when you try to clean up on your own!

There are a lot of considerations after a fire, but their restoration experts can help.

A fire is a traumatic event, and you'll need to take care of the aftermath. There are many factors that should be considered when deciding what to do after a fire, including the extent of damage and how much time has passed since it happened.

People often think they can handle cleaning up even a small fire themselves, but this isn't usually true. In addition to damage caused by the actual flames, there are other elements that can cause problems later on: soot and smoke residue will stick around for months if not cleaned regularly; water used in fighting the fire may have damaged your belongings; chemicals used to extinguish fires might have left behind lingering odors or stains; electrical wiring might need repair or replacement due to damage from heat exposure; plaster walls might crack from excess moisture.

If you've suffered a fire in your home or business, don't worry. The team at SERVPRO of East Coral Springs is here to help. We can take care of everything from removing soot and smoke damage to restoring your property back to normal. It's important that you act quickly after a fire to avoid serious problems for your home or business. If you need any assistance please call us today!

Outside Grilling Fire Safety

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

Follow these BBQ cooking tips and grill safely this summer. Follow these BBQ cooking tips and grill safely this summer.

According to National Fire Protection Association July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by the months June, May, and August. 

During the summer season when the days are longer and the weather is warmer, more families cook food outside.  Whether you use gas, propane, charcoal, or a smoker, SERVPRO of East Coral Springs wants you to keep these fire precautions in mind. 

For gas/propane grills:

*Check the gas tank for leaks before using it.

*Open the lid on all gas grills before lighting.

For charcoal grills:

*Use only charcoal-started fluid to start the fire.

*Make sure the coals are completely cool before disposing of them in a metal container.

For smokers as well as all grills alike, these common-sense tips apply.  Make sure the placement of the grill is away from the house. Don't place it under eaves or trees. Never leave the grill unattended and ensure the kids and pets are at least three feet away. Remembering to remove the grease and fat buildup from the trays and grills after each use is important. 

SERVPRO wants you to have a safe, enjoyable summer while feasting on the delicious foods you cook. We hope the delicious smokey fire smell is the only fire smell you remember this summer.  

Help is only a phone call away, (954) 406-7771.

Your Commercial business should have an Emergency Ready Profile

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

The importance of getting your Emergency Ready Profile from SERVPRO of East Coral Springs. The importance of getting your Emergency Ready Profile from SERVPRO of East Coral Springs.

No matter what size business you operate, handling an unexpected disaster can be chaotic. Being physically present at your business 24/7, just for emergencies is nearly impossible. That's why SERVPRRO created a complimentary Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) specifically for your business that provides valuable information needed during emergency situations whether you're there or not.  

To perform an ERP, SERVPRO of East Coral Springs can conduct a site visit and create a custom document with your building specifications.  Square footage, access points, and emergency contacts are notated. The locations of shut-offs for gas, water, and electricity are documented and photographed.  This way if your business suddenly has a water leak, quick access to the shutoffs can be found and the damages will be minimized. 

Your company will get a hard copy ERP report to keep on-site. You and your employees can download the free ERP app where your emergency information can be stored. This gives you quick access at your fingertips.

From then on if you experience a fire, water, or mold problem, you and your staff can open the app, click the icon for your emergency, and fast track your way to getting help from SERVPRO. 

Call 954-406-7771

Why You Should Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs?

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

Residents of East Coral Springs feel safe and protected in the arms of SERVPRO Residents of East Coral Springs feel safe and protected in the arms of SERVPRO

Why you should only call our SERVPRO?

Our franchise was established in 2005 as an independently owned and operated business focused solely on serving our community with pride and honor. In fact, our family motto is all about customer satisfaction and appreciation. This mindset lays the foundation for everything that we do.

Over the last 17 years, we have gone above and beyond for our customers. From tiny leaks in a home kitchen to enormous flooding in a commercial building, we have seen it all and we have solved it all.  We take pride in being a family-owned business because we know what that means for our customers.

Who runs the show at SERVPRO?

SERVPRO of East Coral Springs owners is a father-son duo, Alan and Adam Greenstein. They have a hands-on style and understand the importance of making great first impressions and lasting relationships.

Working with Alan and Adam our Crew Chief Yoandi mobilizes the crew towards jobs, and our Office Manager Evie answers customers' calls. They treat every customer and community member like family.

How does SERVPRO of East Coral Springs operate?

When our phones ring, the person on the other end is in need of help and it is our goal is provide unmatched services to them to save time and money, no matter how large or small the issue may be.

Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our community. With a staff highly trained in property damage restoration, we handle the cleanup for residential and commercial buildings. We take pride in being a family-owned business because we know what that means for our customers.

What do we do?

From tiny leaks in a home kitchen to enormous flooding in a commercial building, we have seen it all and we have solved it all. Are you ready to see the difference between a family-owned business?

We are ready to help any time, any day. Give our office a call today to learn more about our services!

954-406-7771

Protect Your Business From Storm Damage

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

Inspections done ahead of storm season can help minimalize storm damage Inspections done ahead of storm season can help minimalize storm damage

Routine exterior maintenance of your Coral Springs, Fl commercial building can help the structure better withstand inclement weather. Whether you are anticipating strong thunderstorms a strong exterior will keep your business protected.

Inspection: A thorough building inspection will alert you to any weaknesses or problems that make your building more vulnerable to storm damage. A full exterior inspection will cover all of the following areas:

  • Roof
  • Foundation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Brick, stucco, siding, etc.
  • Gutters and downspouts

The frequency of inspections depends on a variety of factors, including the age of the building and local weather patterns. At a minimum, have the building professionally inspected once a year, ideally before the stormiest season. Make sure the building is checked for cracks in the walls and foundation, loose gutters, and weak spots in the roof. A trusted building inspector can let you know what areas of your structure may need more frequent inspections.

Maintenance: In addition to routine inspections, it is important to keep your building maintained. Exterior maintenance involves more than simply repairing the issues discovered during inspections. Keep gutters and downspouts clear and make sure they are not loose. Remove debris from the roof. Pressure wash as needed to minimize fungal growth. Make sure all signage is securely attached to the building.
The nearby landscaping also affects the structural integrity of the building and should be properly maintained. Keep limbs trimmed and make sure trees are healthy and strong to prevent them from damaging the building. Consider grading the lawn away from the building and installing plants and mulch to prevent flooding.  
Stormy weather can cause serious problems for your commercial building. However, a little routine exterior maintenance can prevent many situations. 

SERVPRO of East Coral Springs can help restore your business from Storm Damage. Call 954-406-7771.

Practice Fire Safety Drills With Your Family

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

A Fire caused extensive damage to Coral Springs home A Fire caused extensive damage to Coral Springs home

SERVPRO of East Coral Springs wants our community to be aware and prepared in case of a fire.

Did you know only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan? 

Here is a list to help prepare:

1) Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside of sleeping areas.

2) Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a year.

3) Make sure everyone in your family knows at least two ways to escape from every room of your home.

4) Practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year. Designate a meeting spot outside and a safe distance from your home. Make sure all family members know the meeting spot.

5) Have your family practice escaping from your home, practicing low crawling, and at different times of the day. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.

6) Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second or third floor. Make sure everyone in your home learns how to use them ahead of time by reading the manufacturer’s instructions and understanding the steps to use them. Store them near the window where they will be used.

7)Teach your family to stop, drop to the ground, and roll if their clothes catch on fire. Practice this with your children.

8) Once you get out of your home, stay out under all circumstances, until a fire official gives you permission to go back inside.

9) Never open doors that are warm to the touch.

10) If smoke, heat, or flames block your exit routes, stay in the room with the door closed. If possible, place a towel under the door and call the fire department to alert them to your location in the home. Go to the window and signal for help by waving a bright-colored cloth or a flashlight. Do not break the window, but open it from the top and bottom.

SERVPRO of East Coral Springs is "Faster to any Disaster".  Call 954-406-7771

Why You Should Call SERVPRO

3/13/2022 (Permalink)

Loading up equipment and heading to a large water job in Davie, Florida. Loading up equipment and heading to a large water job in Davie, Florida.

Why Is Calling SERVPRO The Best Decision You Could Make?

Immediate service, day or night!

SERVPRO of East Coral Springs provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

SERVPRO of East Coral Springs gives each customer the SERVPRO treatment. 

S-Serve each customer like your family

E-Educated, skilled, and experienced techs

R-Remediate & restore with the best equipment

V-Value your business

PRO- and we do our job like a Pro.                                                            

Residential or Commercial Services

Whether your Florida home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration 
  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Hurricane/Storm Restoration
  • Move-Outs
  • Building/Reconstruction Services
  • Deodorization
  • Vandalism, Biohazard Cleanup  

Unfortunately, a disaster like water damage can happen with no warning. It catches people off, guard. Protect your investment by adding our phone numbers into the contacts of your cell phone. This way in the event of a crisis, you'll have our phone numbers at your fingertips. SERVPRO of East Coral Springs 954-406-7771.

Commercial Buildings and Mold Concerns

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on floor and wall in building. Improper maintenance in a commercial building can lead to mold growth.

Are you concerned about indoor exposure to mold in a Commercial Building? 

Building managers, custodians, and others who are responsible for commercial building and school maintenance should use this reference for potential mold and moisture remediators.

 Mold can be found almost anywhere; it can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It's impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.

All molds have the potential to cause health effects

All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Possible health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remediate/clean up any existing indoor mold growth.

Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. Moisture problems can have many causes, including uncontrolled humidity. Moisture problems may include roof leaks, landscaping or gutters, or delayed maintenance.  

SCHOOLS

Moisture problems in portable classrooms and other temporary structures have frequently been associated with mold problems. 

Remediation should be done immediately. Call SERVPRO of East Coral Springs at 954-406-7771 

SERVPRO Responds to Fire Station Water Issue

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

Ambulance bay Even a Fire station needed water professionally cleaned up from SERVPRO.

911, What's your emergency? A Fire Station needed help from SERVPRO of East Coral Springs when their toilets overflowed. In this case, the water that overflowed was considered black water. Black water is dangerous and poses serious threats. 

What Is Black Water?

During a flood, sewers and toilets can overflow, pipes can burst and flood water can pick up any number of contaminants as they flow through an area. This contamination with feces, urine, and other dangerous pollutants. 

Why Is It Dangerous?

Contaminated water carries dangerous bacteria that can cause humans and animals to become sick. This can occur from accidentally swallowing water or having it come into contact with small wounds or scratches.  Diseases that can be caused by black water include the following:

• Hepatitis

• Gastroenteritis

• Giardia

• Campylobacteriosis

• Typhoid

• Cholera

What Should You Do About It?

You should not attempt to clean up black water yourself. Contact SERVPRO of East Coral Springs to handle it for you. Once our Techs have assessed the situation, they will begin the process of extracting the remaining water, disinfecting, and drying it out with industrial equipment. It’s critical this process happens quickly to avoid irreversible damage and mold growth.

Call 954-406-7771