Recent Posts

How To Keep a Dallas Movie Theater In Business After Flood Damage Hits

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Keep a Dallas Movie Theater In Business After Flood Damage Hits You never want to let your commercial business suffer the possibility of closing completely due to flood damage. SERVPRO can and will help you any day

Let SERVPRO help you keep your Dallas Business up and running from flood damage.

Staying in business after substantial flood damage to a movie theater can be tough, especially if you try to bear the whole burden on your own. Insurance companies and professional damage mitigation services like SERVPRO exist to make sure that you survive the disaster with as little lost profit as possible, but cannot handle the problems on their own. Ultimately, the survival of a flood-damaged business primarily relies on its owners. For the best chances at staying open with as little revenue lost as possible as a result of flooding, keep these tips in mind.

Stay Open if Possible

One of the most substantial ways that flood damage can disrupt a Dallas movie theater's business is by causing damage severe enough to warrant total closure of the premises. However, most floods do not cause damage extensive enough to call for such drastic measures. If at least part of the theater manages to avoid significant damage, you should keep that section open and operating while SERVPRO works on affected areas. In other cases, we may also be able to repair critical areas first and allow you to resume day-to-day operations sooner while we finish working on less-important parts of the building. We recommend that you keep as much of the facility open as possible to allow revenue flow to continue during the restoration process.

Tackle Problems Quickly

It may be tempting to continue operations in damaged areas without implementing substantial damage mitigation protocols. However, these can ultimately harm your business by contributing to far more expensive and time-consuming issues while simultaneously eroding customer trust in your theater. Patrons do not enjoy visiting places that bear clear signs of damage and may be less likely to return if their theater has not been properly restored. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster to make sure that as little damage as possible happens to your theater.

Work With Your Insurance

Insurance can be your saving grace in a time of need. We always recommend working closely with your insurance provider and may even be able to help with your negotiations and cost estimates. By following instructions and fulfilling requests from your insurer, payouts may come faster and in higher amounts than with ordinary claim submission.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is a locally owned and operated company with national resources that enable us to provide some of the best 24/7 services for flood damage emergencies across the local area. Contact us at (972) 227-0800 for our help or a quote.

To learn more about Dallas, click here

Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Prevent Secondary Destruction In Your Dallas Home

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Prevent Secondary Destruction In Your Dallas Home You can reach our emergency crew 24/7 at (972) 227-0800.

Get Flood Damage Cleanup For Your Dallas Home To Prevent Secondary Destruction

Dallas and the neighboring areas are situated in a tornado risk zone and floodplain, and they are therefore prone to frequent flooding, storms, and tornadoes. The winds that accompany tornadoes can be as fast as three hundred miles per hour, and they can cause heavy downpour and flooding. The outcomes of these storms can lead to the loss of life and property.

Storms may cause roof leaks and ground flooding that can lead to structural damage to your house. If your Dallas home has flood damage, it is crucial to act speedily and contact SERVPRO water damage remediation experts to help you remove the water and clean up your property to prevent further structural damage.

Our technicians can assess the destruction, offer you an estimate, and take the appropriate steps to bring your property back to pre-damage condition. We can remove debris, water, silt, mud, and other substances that floodwaters could have brought into your house. Our team has appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to remove contaminated water from your property. Some PPE we use includes:

• Rubber gloves
• Full bodysuits
• Eye protection
• Respirators equipped with P100/organic vapor cartridges

We have state-of-the-art equipment extraction equipment such as truck-mounted and portable pumps that can remove the standing water to speed up our drying process. If the water in your home is over 2 inches deep, our technicians can use submersible pumps to remove it.

We also use air movers to enhance evaporation at the surface level and minimize drying time. Our technicians can place enough air movers in your property to create airflow across all the damp surfaces. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) can also use refrigerant dehumidifiers to remove water vapor from the air. These dehumidifiers remove about 8 gallons of water per day from the atmosphere.

Mold can grow on surfaces like drywall, floors, and ceilings within 24 to 48 hours of exposure to floodwater, posing health risks to you and your family. We can check your house for mold while completing the water extraction and drying process. Our technicians use tools like infrared cameras to locate moist areas that are not visible to the naked eye. We can dry all these areas to ensure that mold does not have any food source. Our SERVPRO crew also has the experience and tools to remove mold from surfaces. If we discover mold, we can remove it and disinfect your home to ensure that it is safe and clean for inhabitation.

In the unfortunate event of experiencing flooding in your Cedar Hill, Lancaster or Hutchins residential property, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for flood cleanup and drying services. You can reach our emergency crew 24/7 at (972) 227-0800.

For more about Dallas click here.

Relocating Items from Water Damage in Dallas Homes

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Relocating Items from Water Damage in Dallas Homes SERVPRO is always prepared to handle a Dallas home water damage.

We work hard to insure your Dallas home water damage is taken care of promptly.

Plumbing breaches that occur in the upstairs or a well-connected room of your Dallas home can spread quickly throughout adjoining spaces. With the personal belongings of your family kept in every region of the residence, there is no singular location where water damage cannot impact some of these items. While content management plays a considerable role in professional water recovery with reputable restoration specialists, there are steps that you can take as a homeowner to protect your possessions from irreparable harm. 

Recognizing water damage in Dallas residences quickly can help you to get a better reaction to the emergency and ultimately better protect your belongings. Professional restoration outfits like our SERVPRO team often reach a home once the damage has already happened, but a property owner has the advantage of playing a part in how widespread and devastating water loss incidents can be by thwarting the supply of water through the residence as promptly as possible. 

As many have relied on our SERVPRO content management division for safe and careful removal of items and belongings deemed to be at risk of exposure and water damage, the same principles apply to a homeowner as well. You can assess the damage that you can see to your property and determine which possessions, furniture, and items could be at risk of moisture and saturation

While you determine your ability to dry up the dampness and exposed materials, others can work to move all unbolted items out of problem areas to another area of the house unlikely to become affected by spreading moisture. As the affected parts of your residence get thoroughly dried and recovered, these removed items can get returned to their original positions. 

We know that not all emergencies that your home experiences feel like they are substantial enough to call in our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County experts. Whenever the job feels too widespread, or you need a second opinion to make sure the house is dry, you can count on our professionals. Give us a call anytime at (972) 227-0800.

If you would like to know more about Dallas, click here.

After A Fire In Your Dallas Home, We Will Restore Your Items!

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After A Fire In Your Dallas Home, We Will Restore Your Items! We can deal with the effects of fire damage to make it appear “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring Contents After Fire Damage In Your Dallas Home Can Help You Save Money

In many Dallas homes, flammable liquids like solvents, fuels, thinners, cleaning agents, paints, and adhesives are present. These liquids can ignite or explode if homeowners store them close to stovetops, candles, and other sources of heat. Their vapors can ignite easily, even from weak ignition sources or high temperatures, leading to fire damage in a house. A fire disaster can cause financial, physical, and emotional challenges to you and your family.

If a flammable substance has ignited and caused fire damage in your Dallas home, it is critical to schedule restoration services as soon as you can to prevent further destruction of its contents because of smoke and soot. Smoke and smoke particles are products of incomplete combustion, and they can degrade the contents of your house within a few days.

It's more cost effective to restore the contents than it is to replace or refinish them. A content restoration firm like SERVPRO can salvage items like antiques, furniture, bedding, books, carpets, and clothing, among other items. We can remove smoke odor, ash, and soot from such items and dry the ones that water from firefighting efforts may have damaged.

When fire burns rubbers, plastics and other products containing oil, soot can turn into a greasy, sticky substance that smears instead of going away when you attempt to wipe it. Soot can also be resistant to water-based cleaning products since it contains oil. We have appropriate and environmentally products that can eliminate soot from your possessions. Our restorers analyze the contents in all the rooms to identify which ones to restore and which ones require replacement. We use several methods to clean different items in a house, including:
 
• Dry cleaning

• Wet cleaning

• Foam cleaning

• Spray and wipe

• Abrasive cleaning

• Immersion cleaning

Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration technicians (FRST) follow a unique cleaning process to eradicate harmful particles from contents. To restore rugs and carpets, we can use commercial grade vacuums to remove ash from the fibers and then utilize natural cleaning solutions to remove soot marks. We can also restore soft products like clothing, bedding, and draperies by taking them to our facilities for cleaning with an Esporta wash system.

Some contents like upholstery can present challenges during the restorative cleaning process, such as shrinking because of dampness. We can restore such items using foam cleaning instead of other types of wet cleaning. If the fire damage in some of your contents is severe, our SERVPRO crew can document the non-salvageable items and place them on a non-restorable list to streamline the insurance claims process so you can be free from stress.

When a fire has ruined the contents of your property, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for restoration services. Our technicians can help you restore the salvageable items to their preloss condition. We can deal with the effects of fire damage to make it appear “Like it never even happened.”

For more about Dallas click here.

If Your Dallas Home Has Flood Damages Issues, You Need To Contact Our Crew!

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage If Your Dallas Home Has Flood Damages Issues, You Need To Contact Our Crew! We are available 24/7, 365 days of the year at (972) 227-0800.

How A Professional Pack-Out Helps With Flood Damage Remediation For Your Dallas Home

The early summer extreme weather reports in the Dallas area continue, with recent counts of at least 320,000 customers losing power after storms in the first week of June followed in ensuing days by 70-mile-per-hour winds, hail, and lightning. When such violent storms threaten, your home could be in their path, risking damage to roofs, windows, siding, and other structures. These storms also feature torrential downpours, exposing your residence to interior flooding.

Your first vision of the contents of your Dallas home after flood damage can be overwhelming. Furniture, floor coverings, lighting, clothing and linens, books, pictures, documents, electronics, and a myriad of other household goods and personal possessions swim in inches to feet of water. You might have significant exterior damage as well, concerning as you consider how to mitigate the harm already done.

The SERVPRO team has solutions to all these worries and more. Our technicians prepare with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC) courses, covering all aspects of professional remediation after storm and flood damage. Our crew chiefs or project managers assess your particular scenario, developing a plan meeting your needs. Securing the scene proceeds first, with employees tarping and boarding up holes to protect your property from the elements.

Next, we often recommend a full or partial pack-out of household and personal items. We document the articles moved through our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), a detailed protocol that enumerates all property transported to our climate-controlled production facility. We employ digital photographs, barcoding, and room by room lists of the furnishings and other items for you and your insurance company’s record keeping and claims purposes. Our production facility technicians clean, dry, deodorize, and remediate your property, often bringing back to renewed function and appearance treasures you feared were destined for the trash.

The pack-out removes impediments to SERVPRO’s team members at your home as they work to remove water and dry out spaces. Reducing the humidity of the rooms affected by taking wet items elsewhere increases the speed of structural drying. Our employees also do not need to move articles around or guard against staining or other residues deposited by wet furniture legs, metal lamps and other decor, and a host of other issues.

Let SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County explain the ways we can remediate flood damage to both structural components and the contents inside your home after extreme weather. We are available 24/7, 365 days of the year at (972) 227-0800.

For more about Dallas click here.

Eateries Require Special Water Removal Services--So Call SERVPRO for Help in the Greater Dallas Area

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Eateries Require Special Water Removal Services--So Call SERVPRO for Help in the Greater Dallas Area Dallas Area Restaurants, Eateries, and Movie Theaters Management Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Mitigation

Drying Your Dallas Restaurant after Commercial Water Damage Can Prevent Losing Customers

Sanitation is critical in restaurants because they serve foods and drinks to many people. Hygiene ensures the continued operations of a restaurant and the health of its patrons. A water loss incident can render your restaurant unsanitary and therefore unfit to operate as a food-related business until the problem is fixed.
 
Water leaks can also cause mold infestation, which can lead to citations from the health department and lawsuits. Using drying services after a commercial water loss in your Dallas restaurant can prevent further destruction and loss of patrons. It is crucial to clean and dry affected structures like floors, cabinets, furniture, and walls thoroughly to prevent mold growth and bacterial development. SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can handle the entire drying process quickly.
 
After the water loss incident, you may have to deal with repairing ruined restaurant fixtures and appliances. Water can also cause odors or stains, and customers do not like dining in such restaurants. Our crews can use sophisticated instruments to inspect your building for water damage, identify the source of the problem, and outline the restoration work required. We can use various methods to remove the water, such as pumping, absorbing, draining, and vacuuming. Our portable extractors have three major components: a heater, a vacuum system, and a pump. We can use them to remove water from the floors, voids, wall cavities, and storage areas.
 
To dry a building speedily, SERVPRO technicians also use equipment like centrifugal air movers to help the water evaporate more quickly. We also use special dehumidifiers like desiccant dehumidifiers for water-damaged business premises to remove moisture from the air and speed up the drying process. We can use temperature, room, and relative humidity (RH) measurements to determine the appropriate number of air moving and dehumidification equipment to dry your business premises.
 
Our technicians can also use structural cavity drying systems, which are specialized air moving systems and devices tailored to move air through the ceiling and wall cavities, underneath flooring and other interstitial spaces. We can also use these drying systems to pressurize the spaces negatively or positively. Our crews also employ infrared cameras to monitor the effectiveness of drying on a building and its contents.
 
When a water loss incident has happened in your restaurant, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for cleanup and drying services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Here is where SERVPRO's Facility is located.

You Can Reach Our Skilled Professionals 24/7 If Your Dallas Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage You Can Reach Our Skilled Professionals 24/7 If Your Dallas Home Experiences A Water Damage Disaster SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is available all day at (972) 227-0800, so call us as soon as you have a water damage emergency.

Why You Want SERVPRO For Water Damage Mitigation When You Get A Leak In Your Dallas Home

There are many different reasons for water damage in Dallas homes. The most common culprits are broken appliances, busted hoses, leaky pipes, and forgetfulness that leads to sinks and bathtubs overflowing. Regardless of the cause, major flooding in your home is a serious problem that requires professional assistance to properly mitigate damage caused by spillage.

Our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) are experienced in water damage mitigation in Dallas homes and have the tools and skills to help make you feel “Like it never even happened.” Successful remediation of water damage often depends on the ability of our techs to quickly remove spillage from your home. SERVPRO professionals can use industrial grade wet vacs and pumps for a rapid and timely removal of water. Oftentimes hardwood floors can be damaged after coming into contact with water for an extended period of time. After exposure to spillage, wood can cup and warp, potentially leading to your floor buckling when you step on a damaged area.

To prevent such safety hazards, SERVPRO professionals can identify the damaged areas of your floor with moisture detectors and can deploy air movers to pull excess moisture from the wood. Dehumidifiers can be used to extract moisture from the air inside your home, helping prevent mold growth. When the hardwood is dried, we can do our best to sand and refinish the wood to its pre-damaged state.

However, if you have a hardwood veneer on your floor instead of actual hardwood flooring, then we may have to instead strip and discard the veneer. This is due to the thin nature of veneers that make it difficult to restore them after they are exposed to water.

If your home is threatened by water damage after a bad leak, you should make sure to get professional help. SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is available all day at (972) 227-0800, so call us as soon as you have a water damage emergency.

Click here for more about Dallas.

When Your Dallas Home Suffers Fire Damage The Crew You Can Count On Is SERVPRO!

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Your Dallas Home Suffers Fire Damage The Crew You Can Count On Is SERVPRO! SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County can put your mind at ease when your home has been struck by fire damage.

SERVPRO Can Get Your Fire Damaged Dallas Home Back To Pre-Damage Condition!

Fires are always a major concern for homeowners in Dallas. Even a small scale kitchen fire can spell consequences for your house's structure and may leave smoke residue all over cooking surfaces and kitchen appliances. These problems can be difficult to address without professional assistance, which is why SERVPRO offers fire damage restoration services to quickly assist you with getting your house back in order.

Our IICRC (The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified fire and smoke damage technicians (FSTs) have experience with mitigating fire damage in Dallas homes. After assessing the damage to your kitchen, our FSTs can get to work removing fire debris and structural pieces damaged beyond repair. Smoke can coat your kitchen surfaces in a strong smelling residue which can be difficult to remove on your own. Luckily, kitchens are typically composed of washable surfaces which can be sprayed with cleaning agents, making the restoration process more efficient. Our techs can use vacuums to suck up loose smoke particles on surfaces and can use industrial-grade cleaning agents to remove smoke residue. We can carefully assess each damaged surface in your kitchen to determine whether dry or wet cleaning methods should be used.

Residues and fire debris in your home can cause strong odors that may be unpleasant for you. Once the odor sources have been removed, we can deodorize your home. FSTs can spray deodorizers in a manner resembling how the odors traveled through your home. This ensures that the deodorizers penetrate deep into your home where odor particles may be hiding.

We are also capable of restoring your favorite cookbooks because we know it can be heartbreaking to lose your favorite recipes to a fire. FST's can dry clean your books to remove smoke particles from the cover and edges. Book pages can be restored with the use of an eraser that can remove additional smoke particles.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County can put your mind at ease when your home has been struck by fire damage. Call us at (972) 227-0800 to begin the fire restoration process.

Click here for more about Dallas.

A Quick Response Is Required After A Pipe Bursts In Your Dallas Home

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Quick Response Is Required After A Pipe Bursts In Your Dallas Home Get rid of excessive quantities of moisture fast, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800.

Rapid Water Removal After Burst Pipes In Your Dallas Home

A burst water pipe or faulty valve can result in significant quantities of water entering the home. A situation like this can result in up to 400 liters of water being spewed into the home every hour. If you are away from the property during the working day or returning from a holiday, you may find your home wholly flooded and require professional assistance to avoid weakening the structure.

Our local technicians are here to provide water removal in Dallas and the surrounding area. We respond quickly, and SERVPRO can arrive on site in as little as four hours of notification of loss. The time-frame for repairing a property with excess quantities of water is sensitive as the longer it is there, the more likely it is to weaken floors, ceilings, walls, and fittings.

In an average working day, your home could fill with up to 5,000 liters of clean water if a burst pipe is left unchecked. SERVPRO technicians can shut-off the water at the source, before working to remove standing water. We can remove the water from your home using gas-powered pumps that are fully submersible and effective in clearing away standing water above two inches. These pumps are deposited into an open sewer point, like a bathroom, and can remove a limitless amount of water in a short space of time.

Once the standing water level drops below two inches, pumping methods can become inefficient. At this juncture, SERVPRO can move in using powerful portable water extraction equipment that combines vacuum power with heating elements to efficiently remove water and dry your home. Water extraction units are up to 1,000 times more efficient than air-movers or dehumidifiers in removing large quantities of moisture.

Since most water extraction equipment uses heating elements to evaporate moisture, it is not uncommon for humidity levels to rise. If the damage is limited to a single area of the property, we can deploy physical barriers or negative air pressure to prevent high humidity levels spreading into unaffected areas. Alternatively, we can use desiccant dehumidifiers to help bring those humidity levels under control and prevent microbial growth from occurring.

Get rid of excessive quantities of moisture fast, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800.

Click here for more about Dallas.

Should You Hire a Professional to Remove Debris From Your Dallas Home After Fire Damage?

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Should You Hire a Professional to Remove Debris From Your Dallas Home After Fire Damage? From demolition to restoration, SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County has you covered.

Addressing Structural Concerns and Debris After a Dallas Housefire

With the severity of many fires that can affect Dallas homes, structural concerns are a common place to begin damage assessment and recovery. With the extensive training and experience of each facet of our recovery team, we can address all of the effects of a recent fire to return your property to preloss condition. With both Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians as well as licensed contractors that can handle repairs and build back, we offer a comprehensive approach to restoration.

When it comes to fire removal for debris and ruined structural elements in your Dallas home, we have divisions of professionals within our ranks to oversee various aspects of this recovery process so that mitigation work can begin on schedule. We strive to offer each customer with a fast and efficient approach to getting work started in their home after a fire, and much of this hinges on our ability to accurately assess the damage to structures with the help of our management and estimator.

This crucial step also helps to secure insurance claims to afford the restoration work to get performed, and we can take the necessary time to compile the documentation and photographic evidence your provider needs to approve this claim. Additionally, our SERVPRO team can begin work to remove overly damaged construction materials and the lingering debris and remains of a home in some of the more heavily affected portions of the house.

Controlled demolition is a guided practice throughout debris removal in your fire-damaged home. This work gets overseen by our contracting specialists. This guidance through the demolition process ensures both that only the damaged portions of your property get removed and that the area gets fully prepared for the reconstruction work to follow by our SERVPRO licensed contractors.

Debris removal and cleanup services can define how quickly and efficiently restoration and recovery in other phases occur. We take the time to do each step of restoring your home correctly so that we can save our customers time and money. You can count on the experience and equipment of our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County professionals. Give us a call anytime at (972) 227-0800.

Read more about Dallas here.