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Protect Yourself After A Dallas Storm and Call SERVPRO Experts Today

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protect Yourself After A Dallas Storm and Call SERVPRO Experts Today Rely on SERVPRO to help keep you safer after flood damage has hit your home.

Personal Safety Measures We Recommend After Flood Damage in Dallas

Safety is paramount when dealing with flood damage in Dallas. While you can get caught up trying to protect your home through the chaos of a flood, you could inadvertently be putting yourself at risk without even realizing it. With a few minor actions, you can significantly improve upon the safety of yourself and your family during and after the flood event. SERVPRO technicians incorporate these tips into their training to ensure their safety, and we recommend that you do the same.

Wear Personal Protective Equipment

One of the most effective ways that you can protect yourself from harm from flood damage in your Dallas home is to utilize common types of personal protective equipment. The most widespread and readily available type of protective gear is the rubber glove, a valuable tool for anyone touching surfaces and objects tainted by floodwaters. Make sure that these gloves are waterproof, and if they have or develop any holes, throw them away. If available, try to make use of goggles, protective glasses, face masks, and rubber boots to maximize your protection against harmful bacteria and viruses.

Sanitize Thoroughly

Hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap should be your two best friends after flood damage has hit. Even if you are wearing gloves, there is still a chance for harmful microbes to find their way onto your hands. Regular washing and hand sanitizer usage is an effective way to protect yourself against these threats.

Avoid Dangers

The most effective way you can protect yourself from threats is to avoid them entirely. SERVPRO technicians are trained to identify safety threats, but without their knowledge and experience, you may not identify these issues in advance. Avoid any standing water still in the home and be cautious around electrical devices to avoid many of the most severe risks.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County has handled many cases of flood damage over the years, and we provide an expert helping hand when you need it most. Call us as soon as possible after a flood at (972) 227-0800.

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If You Have A Leak In Your Commercial Property In Dallas, We Are The Experts To Call!

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial If You Have A Leak In Your Commercial Property In Dallas, We Are The Experts To Call! When a sink leak has occurred in your Dallas hotel, other areas of the building can be affected.

Commercial Water Removal For A Leak In Your Dallas Business

When a sink leak has occurred in your Dallas hotel, other areas of the building can be affected. If it was unnoticed for a while, the ceiling and wall beneath the leak might also have damage that needs to be repaired. Since an event like this can shut down part or all of your business for a time, you want to ensure the repairs are done in a professional and timely fashion.

It doesn’t take long for a leak in your business to create havoc in many areas of the building. In a case like this, you need commercial water removal services In Dallas. With the help of professionals like our staff at SERVPRO, you can be up and running as usual. We can clean up all the water, but also find any hidden moisture with the special tools we use. Plus, we make sure to work around your current guests so there are minimal disruptions to them and we strive to minimize the impact on your business at the end of the process of water removal.

We carefully inspect all the damaged areas of your building when we arrive. If there are two or more inches of standing water, the appropriate pump is used to get the water out. We check the walls and floors below the area which was affected as well to check for more standing water.

SERVPRO technicians use a moisture meter so we can determine how much water has penetrated walls, carpeting, floors, and ceilings. We extract any water from hard surface flooring and carpeting, and we detach the carpet to remove the water from the pad and the floor. In most cases, the pad will need to be discarded. We also treat the back of the carpet with an antimicrobial or deodorizer.

Air movers are positioned in the affected rooms to deliver rapid airflow to wet surfaces. We determine how many of these machines to place based upon IICRC recommendations. We also use dehumidifiers to pull the water vapor from the air once it has been pushed off the wet surfaces by the air movers. These units are monitored daily and repositioned to ensure the fastest drying times.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County has the training and tools to properly clean and dry your water damaged building in Hutchins, Wilmer, or Lancaster. You can reach out to us any time at (972) 227-0800.

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Fire Prevention Can Save Your Dallas Home!

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Prevention Can Save Your Dallas Home! The chances of a fire taking place inside your Dallas home are higher than you may think.

Fire Damage Technicians In Dallas Discuss Prevention Methods

The chances of a fire taking place inside your Dallas home are higher than you may think. In the state of Texas, over 20,000 structures burn each year, and many of them cause extensive fire damage. Every week in Texas, three people die, and nearly $10 million in property damage is caused by fires. Structure fires cause over $200 million dollars of property damage in Texas each year. The good news is that many of these house fire can be prevented and taking the necessary steps can save you from suffering fire damage to your residence.

A big part of prevention is being prepared for the occurrence of disasters. Professional restoration companies like SERVPRO have programs designed to help you be prepared for any fire damage situation in Dallas. You can sign up and designate us as your official mitigation contractor which can speed up the process if a problem does ever occur. As a part of the process, our team comes out to your house and figures out where your water and electricity shutoffs are located so that we know where to find them if needed. We also make sure that we have all of your contact information and that we can get a hold of the right person to receive work authorization as soon as possible.

As a part of making our SERVPRO team your official restoration contractor, we also advise and help you be prepared for any disaster. We will make sure you know the proper steps to take in an emergency. We can also help you devise an emergency action plan to help you stay safe and organized when and if a life-threatening situation like a structure fire occurs.

One major thing that can help prevent a blaze from igniting inside your home is to make sure you have smoke detectors and that they are working properly. It is a good idea to get your detectors tested regularly to make sure that they are in good condition. If you ever have something burn inside your house, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 24/7.

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The Real Truth Behind Effective Water Damage Remediation in Dallas

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Real Truth Behind Effective Water Damage Remediation in Dallas Broken pipes within the walls of your home can cause considerable water damage. Give SERVPRO a quick call for remediation services.

Water Damage Experts in Dallas Discuss Different Techniques Used During Restoration

Any time moisture finds its way into your Dallas home various types of problems can exist. During most water damage restoration projects several different types of materials inside your building can get wet. Porous materials such as carpets and fabrics soak water up easier but they dry more quickly once they are wet. Non-porous materials repel water well, but once they do get affected, it can be difficult to dry them out. Whenever you notice water damage inside your residence, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO that has access to the industry's most advanced technology.
 
In some situations, certain things that get wet may require specialty drying equipment and different techniques to get dry. When our SERVPRO technicians mitigate any water damage project in Dallas, we use a combination of our training and experience to figure out the best way to remove moisture from your contents and building materials as quickly as possible. For example, we use different methods if we are trying to dry out thin carpet that was just a little damp, then we use removing moisture from a thick carpet that got heavily saturated. We can also use equipment that is made for specific situations such as drying mats for wet hardwood floors.
 
One advantage we have at SERVPRO is that our team is highly trained. All of our technicians are IICRC certified in various restoration certification programs. Our crew constantly goes through on-the-job and classroom training so that we get better at dealing with a large variety of scenarios. We use the combination of our experience with different issues and the things we have learned in our training classes to determine the best way to go about mitigating each project.
 
As soon as we arrive at an emergency call, we immediately assess the situation and come up with a plan and initial scope based on the opinion of our expert team. Depending on each unique scenario, we change our techniques and the equipment we use to do the best job possible. If you ever notice water where it shouldn't be inside your house, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 24 hours a day.

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How Unwanted Water Interrupts Play in Your Dallas Indoor Playgrounds

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Unwanted Water Interrupts Play in Your Dallas Indoor Playgrounds Broken pipes cause the playground to be closed. Let SERVPRO dry out the playground so that your kids can get back to playing.

Water Removal Operations for Commercial Facilities In Dallas

Water floods into every business in Dallas at some time. Usually, the source is a simple plumbing failure or a triggered sprinkler. A professional restoration service can find the source, often repair it, and quickly remove the floodwater so the business owner can get back to her customers.  

For a Dallas business that centers around kids, commercial water removal can be more complicated. With an indoor playground, SERVPRO restoration teams not only have to get everything dry, but we also need to examine each surface the water covered for any trace of mold or bacteria, especially if the water entered the facility from outside, through the doors or other entry points. If there is a bacteria or fungal threat, we spray the entire area before starting removal operations.  

If it is a plumbing issue, finding and shutting down the leak is often simple. In a commercial operation like this one, a broken sink or a backed-up toilet is usually the issue. Our personnel can repair these and other minor problems. For a major break or failure, our team leaders recommend the business owner bring in a licensed plumber.  

Now, our teams can start drying out the playground. For water about ankle-deep or higher, they start with an industrial water pump. These devices can draw out massive amounts of water so that SERVPRO technicians can empty a large floor area in just a day or two.  

When the water level is lower, team members use extraction wands to draw the water off floors and carpets. Technicians can adjust the vacuum speed to match the floor or carpet, and our models also have an adjustable temperature setting. It is very useful to begin drying carpets without accidentally softening the glue that holds them in place.  

Excess water can also raise the humidity to uncomfortable levels, especially for children. Our teams install one or more dehumidifiers to remove water from the air and lower levels back to normal. Each device can draw out up to 25 gallons of water every 24 hours.  

If you have any standing water in your business, call us today at SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800. We are here to help you return your facility to its usual operation.

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Dallas Storm Recovery Starts with a Phone Call to SERVPRO

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dallas Storm Recovery Starts with a Phone Call to SERVPRO SERVPRO Says Flood Insurance Is a Good Investment for Your Dallas Property

What to Do After Flooding in Your Dallas Home

Natural disasters can happen to Dallas residents with little warning, as we have seen in the past with severe weather systems rolling across the region. With so much that could happen to your residence when it gets threatened by damages from a storm or the flooding that can come along with it, finding the right path to restoring your home can feel overwhelming. Trusting the right professional team can require some trust in an uncertain time, but services, like we provide the community, can help you to bring your home back to preloss conditions quickly, whenever possible.

The trouble with flood damages in your Dallas home is that it is rarely as simple as contending with an abundance of water throughout your property. Once you have a look at the damage that the disaster has caused, you can appreciate your need for professional services like our SERVPRO team can provide, and knowing what do to at this point can save you time and money when getting the damage restored.

While you want to contact your insurance company following an incident like this in your home, you might consider also calling our SERVPRO emergency response team. We can arrive promptly, depending on the overall storm effects, and help you to get an estimate together and a catalog of the damage that your insurance company requires to file a claim. Also, in knowing the estimate beforehand, you can determine this information against your deductible to make an educated decision if filing a claim is financially beneficial for you. We are not an insurance company, if you have coverage, always contact your agent ASAP.

Our technicians can also work to mitigate the effects of the flood throughout your home to prevent further loss before the official restoration work can begin if an agreement has been signed. These services might include removal of items that remain at risk for continued damage from the present water or even working to extract water from your residence to protect its structural components from weakening. Contaminated floodwaters can be hazardous to your health.

Protecting your home after a flood might feel impossible, but the right professional restoration team can help you to navigate the taxing process of filing an insurance claim and meeting the requirements to get high-caliber restoration work started promptly. You can count on our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County emergency response team to be there when you need us. Give us a call anytime at (972) 227-0800.

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Our Mold Remediation Specialists Are Better And Faster At Restoring Your Dallas Home

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Mold Remediation Specialists Are Better And Faster At Restoring Your Dallas Home Mold can be a nag if not dealt with appropriately.

Steps For Effective Remediation Of Mold Damage In Dallas

Mold falls into different categories mostly distinguished by their colors. If you encounter black colonies, it is probably Aspergillus or Cladosporium variety, while a yellowish appearance may indicate Serpula lacrymans variety. Despite the color differences, the effect is most likely the same. Leaving the colonies to develop undisturbed causes problems with air quality, and can even lead to structural damage. Because limited natural light and higher than usual moisture levels favor mold growth, most infestations are likely to occur in dark, hard-to-reach sections of your Dallas property.

Any effort to deal with mold damage in Dallas must focus on the factors that promote growth. This is because mold spores are omnipresent, and it is not possible to eliminate them through chemical action or otherwise. If remediation only involves cleaning the affected areas, the problem keeps recurring after short durations. Our professional restoration service starts with an inspection of the property to establish if there is a general moisture problem fueling growth. Depending on what we find out, we can take appropriative corrective measures.

Among the factors that contribute to mold development, it is probably only moisture that can be controlled. Because mold thrives on all kinds of organic food sources, including dust, it is not possible to eliminate such food sources. Our SERVPRO team focuses on fast drying of the affected parts of the structure. We achieve this by extracting any standing water and minimizing moisture in the air through dehumidification.

Cleaning any residue of the mold colonies is essential especially to restore the aesthetic appeal of the affected surfaces. Using professional products at this stage helps guarantee better results. Our SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered, broad-spectrum disinfectants on all the affected surfaces because they only work on microbes through physical contact. We also allow correct dwell time and maintain the right pH and temperature levels throughout the process for good results.

Mold can be a nag if not dealt with appropriately. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County to assist. You can reach us 24/7 at (972) 227-0800.

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Protect Your Dallas Home From Water Damage

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Protect Your Dallas Home From Water Damage Water damage includes mold and mildew growth. SERVPRO can remove the water source and safely eliminate mold and mildew.

You Need Water Removal Services after Accidents, Floods, and Broken Pipes in Your Dallas Home

Pumping out the water from a tragic event that created a watery mess in your Dallas home is enough on its own. You also need someone to make sure that your home's interior becomes dry again, without any damp areas or pockets of hidden moisture.

SERVPRO provides homeowners with expert and professional services, including water removal and cleanup in Dallas. A broken water line or overstuffed washing machine can cause tremendous harm to your home if that water remains for too long. We get it out quickly and make sure that even the smallest traces of it no longer pose a threat to your property. 

Our IICRC-certified Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD) knows how to find moisture hiding in your walls, floors, personal belongings, and household furnishings using moisture readers. We also measure the amount of water vapor in the air, and our methods to extract this from your home are highly efficient. No matter where water or moisture rests, we find it.

Water removal methods are designed to protect your home from microbial growth, which can begin in as little as 24 to 48 hours after the incident, and water damage that can affect paint and wall coverings, wooden floors, and so much more inside your home. Preventing these with water removal services is very cost-effective. 

When flooding or dirty water affects your home, we also sanitize the affected areas, making them safely livable as well as dry again. We know that protecting your family is crucial to you, and we can help you make this happen.

We also check several unaffected areas inside your property to compare these readings to affected materials. While we use the latest in technology, we still need to go by tried and tested readings that give us the information about any particular item's standard moisture content. Drying things out too much can not only make your home's air uncomfortable to breathe, but it can also damage materials. Wood can crack when it becomes too dry, for example. We strive to perform the work flawlessly as this can restore your home “Like it never even happened.”

When your home has water problems that you just want to disappear, call us, SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800. We can restore your home so everything is how you want it again, quickly and with no fuss.

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Cleaning The Ducts Can Prevent Dryer-Related Fire Damage In Your Dallas Home

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning The Ducts Can Prevent Dryer-Related Fire Damage In Your Dallas Home Dallas homeowners rarely consider the possibility of fire damage when purchasing a new washer and dryer set.

Cleaning The Ducts Can Prevent Dryer-Related Fire Damage

Buying new appliances for your home in Dallas can make things run more smoothly in your household. Old appliances wear out and become less efficient to operate, often causing not only safety issues but also higher utility bills. These older machines can also damage your belongings. Replacing them can save you quite a bit of hassle.

Dallas homeowners rarely consider the possibility of fire damage when purchasing a new washer and dryer set. An old dryer can easily cause a fire, leaving many people to fail to realize that it is the duct leading away from the back of the dryer where fires most often begin. Merely changing the old dryer for a newer one while leaving the ductwork in place does not help prevent a fire.

Changing the duct work and cleaning the vent can help prevent a fire from occurring. September is National Preparedness Month. Eliminating the risk of fire throughout your home can help keep your family safe for the entire year. Even if you do not install a new dryer, having the duct cleaned, as well as the vents, can help protect your family from such a disastrous event.

SERVPRO helps restore homes after a fire occurs, mitigating fire damage according to IICRC standards. Our technicians understand how a devastating fire can affect a family and the subsequent issues they must contend with on an ongoing basis. Our staff can help by quickly getting you back into your home “Like it never even happened.”

A fire related to a dryer and its vent can damage clothing, the laundry area, and other portions of your home indirectly with its smoke. We carefully work to resolve all of these issues and leave your home clean and odor-free. During our time working on your home, SERVPRO technicians keep you informed of your home's progress, assist you with insurance claims, and provide you with inventory sheets that give you information on your belongings.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is always ready to assist you after fire damage affects your home. We also provide services to those in Seagoville, Hutchins, and Wilmer. All you need to do is call us at (972) 227-0800, and we can begin working at your earliest convenience.

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Proper Preparedness Can Reduce the Impact of Flood Damage in Dallas

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Proper Preparedness Can Reduce the Impact of Flood Damage in Dallas If a flood damages your home, our SERVPRO truck could pull into your driveway.

Preparing for flood damage in Dallas

Most people are aware of how unpredictable the weather is, and how heavy downpours even in areas far off, can lead to flooding. What many people are not aware of is the different ways one severe weather event can flood their homes. It is possible for a property to be damaged by flooding while those around it remain intact even though all are affected by the same weather event. To make your Dallas property more resilient to flooding, you should learn the different ways flood-related damages can occur.

Driving rain can cause flood damage in Dallas properties by forcing water through holes or gaps around doors, windows or other access points. This seepage can happen in any section of your property, even in rooms higher than the ground floor. Therefore, even a proper elevation cannot protect property from damages caused by driving rain. Our SERVPRO technicians can help inspect your property to establish whether the sealant around doors, windows, and other gaps are filled in correctly. Eliminating any clefts protects your property.

Air vents provide an access point for water to enter your property and though minimal, it can still cause problems such as mold. Unfortunately, you cannot do without vents, so unlike the gaps around windows, you cannot seal them shut. However, you can cover them when expecting heavy rain. You can landscape the area around your property to help prevent water from pooling. Such landscaping changes can help prevent flooding.

Even with all these preparation steps performed, it is not a guarantee against damaging by flooding. Part of your preparation should, therefore, focus on what to do after water breaches the barriers you have set. Our SERVPRO team can help you respond appropriately by extracting any standing water in the affected areas, as well as cleaning and drying them to avoid issues like rot or mold. We have the necessary equipment including different types of pumps, water extractors, and drying equipment.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800. We can help you make the necessary plans to protect your property from flooding or clean it up if it floods, leaving it "Like it never even happened."

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