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Healthy for the Holidays in Dallas

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

People biking in outdoor park See you at the Women's Health & Fitness Expo Virtual Event!

The Women's Health & Fitness Expo Virtual Event in Dallas 

Need some inspiration to stay fit and healthy for the holidays in Dallas? Attend the virtual event specifically geared for women's health and fitness issues and trends at this streaming get-together. The "Healthy for the Holidays" virtual experience brings numerous categories together with vendors from all over the United States, giving access to their products and services at this fun, free-to-attend event. Get tips for prepping healthy meals, exercises to target fitness goals, mind, body wellness talks, and many products to view and learn about directly from the merchants. Register for the free giveaway and win prizes. Attendees should sign up at the link online to get reminders before the event. 

Attendees will have access to the following on Saturday, November 21, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST:

  • Fitness workshops
  • Wellness seminars
  • Product demonstrations
  • Vendor shopping
  • Giveaways 

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 keeps local eateries ready to serve up breakfast, lunch, or dinner with their professional commercial mold remediation for cafés.

Planning Your Big Day in Dallas?

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

front view of SERVPRO truck Don't let water damage interfere with your big day! Call SERVPRO!

Brides-To-Be Can Get Wedding Inspiration at the Dallas Maggie Sottero Trunk Show November 20th 

Dallas-based Lulu's Bridal Boutique is sponsoring a bridal fashion show with designs shown in the Maggie Sottero Trunk Show collection. The event benefits anyone that is searching for the perfect look for their wedding day. The show begins on Friday and runs through Sunday evening. The trunk show is a unique opportunity for individuals planning a wedding to see unique bridal fashions and have the chance to see the dresses and other clothing items up close and personal. The designer Maggie Sottero is a renowned designer of sought-after gowns and has a design house that creates one-of-a-kind luxurious looks. Her styles are known for high-quality materials, superior crafting, and the addition of hand-sewn embellishments such as Swarovski crystals. 

  • Fri Nov 20, 2020
  • 11:00 am to Nov 22 2020 7:00 pm
  • Contact Lulu's if planning to attend the event with the count of attendees in your group 

When local property owners need assistance with water extraction, they trust SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for the restoration services.

Dallas Residents Can Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle in front of home No matter the size or scope of your water damage emergency, SERVPRO can tackle it and make it, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is Available 24/7 for Water Removal Services of Any Size 

Initially settled by the Caddo Indians, the territory now known as Dallas was first settled by John Neely Bryan in 1839 as a trading post and turned into a larger settlement named after his brother, Commodore Alexander James Dallas. Today, the city is home to over 2 million residents, showing a ten percent growth rate since the 2000 Census. This growth is slower than the state average, which is around 25%. The county area consists of 871.28 square miles of land area and just over 37 square miles of water.  Several major corporations call Big D home, including: 

  • Exxon Mobil
  • AT&T
  • American Airlines Group
  • Southwest Airlines (Dallas)

City of Many Tastes

This area of Texas stakes its reputation on three significant cuisines: barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex. While the state is known for chili of all types, Big D hosts the unique Kosher Chili Cookoff every year, where teams compete using dietary rules, according to the Kashrut featuring both beef and vegetarian geared chilis. Dallas has a myriad of fine dining choices with world-renowned dishes prepared by Michelin-star chefs at eateries such as: 

  • Fearing Restaurant
  • Maple Leaf
  • Rise n°1 

Iconic Downtown Skyline

Several buildings mark the downtown skyline that makes Dallas instantly recognizable because of the mostly flat terrain. The view at night is striking in part due to the variety of unique architecture. The original skyscraper built was the Praetorian Building in 1909. One of the most unusual tall buildings is Reunion tower that many people describe as looking like a giant microphone and features an observation deck for some of the best day or nighttime views in the area. In the present, there are over twenty skyscrapers that are 500 feet or more in height—giving this city the honor of the second-highest skyline in the southern United States, the first being also located in Texas, in Houston.

Best Places to Explore

Dallas has several areas such as the West End Historic District and Deep Ellum, featuring numerous clubs and restaurants in a formerly abandoned warehouse district.

If you want to go shopping, Market Place is your destination where you can find many vendors with every type of ware imaginable. History buffs often seek out the Dealey Plaza, where the infamous Texas Book Depository still stands. This building is where Lee Harvey Oswald hid and assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth story window. It is now a museum with exhibits to explore the legacy of JFK in line with the 1960s culture and history and how these happenings affect life in the present. A fun way to see the sights is by riding the M-Line and taking an Uptown trolley tour. The climate-controlled trolleys run 365 days a year and provide reliable transportation to the Uptown neighborhood, where you can find a pedestrian-friendly area containing businesses, residential towers, retail centers, nightlife, and a host of excellent restaurants and hotels.

Considering a Move to Big D?

The U.S. News rated Dallas as one of the best places in the United States to live because of the affordable housing and lower crime rates in many areas. Some of the top neighborhoods to reside in are: 

  • Bishop Arts District with a median home price of $150,839 and an average rental of $786
  • Deep Ellum average rental paid is $1,086, with an average home cost of $233,388
  • Lake Highlands has an average home price of $72,412 and a median monthly rent of $787
  • Oak Lawn has an average rental amount of $1,157 and a home purchase price on average being $248,449

Beautiful Days to Wild Weather

The year-round warmer temperatures in Dallas make it an attractive place to settle, particularly for people who do not enjoy long, hard winters, such as found in the Northeast. A famous saying in this part of Texas is, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few hours," and it is true. Clear skies can turn into heavy storms in a short time. This part of the state is part of Tornado Alley, which stretches through Texas upward to North Dakota. This territory's strip accounts for nearly 30% of the confirmed tornadoes occurring in the United States yearly. Heavy rains, wind, and hail can result in water damage and flash flooding to properties. A few facts: 

  • This area sees 270 tornadoes every year
  • One-quarter of tornado-related injuries occurred here
  • The average lead-time for a tornado warning is 13 minutes
  • Supercell tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 pm-9 pm.

Does SERVPRO Handle Large and Small Water Damage in Dallas Properties?

SERVPRO supports the local Dallas area with water removal services as needed on any scale. A single room affected with water damage may seem like a small issue, but it can lead to multiple larger problems such as: 

  • Deteriorated sheetrock
  • Ruined flooring
  • Foul, musty odors
  • Damage to lower floors or adjacent rooms due to migration 

The attention to detail is one of the most significant differences; the technicians keep the property owner informed about each phase of the mitigation and communicate with the adjuster as needed to ensure that each action taken is under the scope of coverage, so there are zero surprises out-of-pocket expenses. Careful inspection of the area often yields surprises as to the actual extent of the damage an area as water can run from room to room or between floors quickly and wicking into sheetrock and seeping into the subfloor. All of these situations require not only exacting extraction but also drying, so the embedded moisture gets removed. 

The technicians have advanced equipment for monitoring the air moisture during the drying process, followed by thorough surface cleaning with proprietary methods and solutions. This ensures property owners are not dealing with secondary issues after the mitigation completes. Afterward, a second sweep of the worksite with moisture detection equipment confirms the presence of healthy air-moisture levels. 

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 has the equipment and experience to handle any type of water removal services local properties require. After the techs get done, it is "Like it never even happened."

What Can a Good Floodwater Extraction Service Save?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

dark storm clouds Storm clouds on the horizon means the possibility of flooding. SERVPRO is always on call for your water restoration emergency.

Quality Dallas Storm Water Removal Services, Like Your Neighborhood SERVPRO, Can Often Save Your Most Valuable and Irreplaceable Possessions. 

As you may already know, Dallas floodwaters are in the most hazardous water category, ensuring certain materials coming into contact with them unsalvageable.  However, some essential items can be saved.     

Not all Dallas floodwater extraction services are capable of cleaning and restoring flood-damaged items.  They lack the expertise and specialized tools necessary to do the job correctly.  SERVPRO, however, is often able to remediate valuable possessions harmed in flooding events.  Some of the types of things our skilled technicians are capable of restoring are: 

  • Irreplaceable business documents
  • Precious photographs
  • Expensive Persian rugs
  • Pricey electronics like computers, televisions, and other modern devices 

So, if you are ever affected by flooding, do not automatically assume that all your most prized and essential possessions are lost.  Using our extensive training and experience in saving flood-damaged materials, as well as our cutting-edge equipment, we are generally able to salvage the most essential of your household contents. 

How Are My Flood Damaged Items Cleaned and Restored? 

SERVPRO employs various methods to return your most precious possessions to their pre-flood condition.  Our technicians use thermal and vacuum freeze-drying techniques to save important documents and photographs.  We can often effectively clean expensive Persian rugs by employing specialized extraction methods, cleaning agents, and deodorants, limiting the chances of staining, color bleeding, and damage to their delicate fibers.  SERVPRO experts take similar care of fragile electronics that have been exposed to contaminated waters.  They carefully dry the exterior of your electronic equipment by hand, ensuring that your devices' potential harm is limited.  In all these ways, we work to restore your most prized items. 

It is never easy to deal with the effects of flooding.  So, if you ever need flood recovery assistance, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (927) 227-0800.

The Washer Hose Malfunctioned – Can Homeowners Wait to Call Someone?

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

"Don't wait" Property owners breathe a sigh of relief when the SERVPRO green fleet swiftly arrives for water loss mitigation. Don't wait, call us right away.

The Flooding in Your Dallas Residence May Seem Minor but Hidden Water Can Cause Secondary Damage the Longer You Wait.

When a washer hose comes loose or a hole in the hose develops, gallons of water can pour out very quickly. If you are lucky enough to catch it quickly and shut off the water, the damage may seem minimal. But there can be hidden damage in your Dallas home you know nothing about or secondary damage that can turn up days later.

My Washer Was on the Second Floor – Where Did the Water Go?

In this situation, the washing machine was located on the second floor of the townhouse. The leak seemed to cause minor water damage to the Dallas home in the immediate area. The flooring was affected, and the wall edge had water saturation. What the homeowner could not see was the water that had migrated into the wall and was headed towards the lower level. Because the owner was quick to call in SERVPRO, much of the secondary damage was prevented. Hidden water can cause:

  • Ceiling tiles to sag and crumble
  • Mold and mildew to develop
  • Wallpaper to soften and fall

Our technicians used moisture meters, probes, and infrared cameras to determine the migration path of the water and the extent of the damage. Minimal restoration was required in this case. The resilient tile flooring had areas that needed to be replaced due to delamination. The crew drilled holes in between the studs after removing the floorboards and dried out the wall cavity. We also checked to make sure the timber-constructed subfloor and scissor trusses were dry.

 What Can I Do to Prevent the Same Thing from Happening?

Maintaining your washing machine can prevent future flooding issues. Check hoses and connections monthly.  Clean the machine’s filters regularly. Consider replacing rubber hoses with stainless steel hoses. Install a detector that shuts off the water if a leak is detected. All of these things can help stop future water intrusions from your washer. 

Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (927) 227-0800 for professional water damage restoration service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Essential Is Odor Control and other Fire Damage Finalization Procedures in Dallas?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Neutralizing odors is crucial for your home to regain its preloss state.

SERVPRO Helps Manage All Aspects of Fire Damage in Dallas Properties Conveniently

After repairing and cleaning your fire-damaged house, you might still feel that something is not right. Issues such as poor air quality can keep developing inexplicably. One reason for such a negative outcome is failing to perform finishing processes such as deodorization. Alternatively, the deodorization carried out might have been insufficient. One thing that SERVPRO assures Dallas homeowners is that all steps taken by our crews to fix damage from a fire are done to a satisfactory level eliminating chances of problems cropping up later.

Why would odors linger after addressing fire damage in your Dallas home?
Knowing what happens during a fire in Dallas is crucial when trying to understand odor characteristics. The combustion process:
    •    Opens up pores in materials as it heats them
    •    Deposits residues such as soot, tar, and ash on surfaces
    •    Releases chemical agents such as Sulphur dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, and Lead

When combined, the influences of all these factors might lead to a persistent odor problem at your home. For instance, when pores open up due to excess heat, residues can penetrate deeper into materials. Cleaning rarely reaches such residues meaning that even when your home looks clean, you might still experience a trace of bad odor from the deeply embedded residues.

The residues deposited on surfaces also differ in many ways, including the physical form. Some, like wet smoke residues and tar, are difficult to clean while others, such as residues from protein fires, are virtually invisible. Therefore, the people doing restoration might miss areas with such deposits leading to persistent odors.

Does SERVPRO address these issues when cleaning up a house?
Because the crew we send to your premises to address the fire loss includes IICRC certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians, we know what to look for to determine how to ensure the restoration process addresses all issues. For instance, in case of a protein fire, we clean the entire house rather than just the areas with visible soiling. For severe soiling, such as the deposit of wet smoke residues on surfaces, we use superior cleaning methods or even strip off the affected surfaces. A thorough cleaning helps remove a significant percentage of the odors. However, specific deodorization procedures are still necessary.

How does deodorization work?
An odor signifies the presence of volatile molecules that dissipate into the air continuously. Given time, odors disappear on their own. However, waiting for the natural dispersal is not a great plan of action since you must endure the bad smell over extended periods. Odors can also transfer from the primary source to affect other materials, thus complicating the situation. Taking specific deodorization steps can help:
    •    Neutralize the volatile molecules
    •    Remove the source
    •    Seal in the molecules

Deodorization requires the right resources, including equipment and products. Our SERVPRO technicians combine various methods to ensure a satisfactory outcome. For instance, apart from performing separate deodorization procedures, we also include odor control in other aspects of the restoration. On arrival at the property, we set up hydroxyl generators for continuous odor control. We also mix cleaning solutions with water-based deodorizing compounds to neutralize odorous compounds form areas where we remove soiling. Taking such a proactive approach helps simplify the processes needed during the main deodorization phase of the restoration.

What determines the choice of a deodorization method?
Unlike cleaning, which involves straightforward procedures, deodorization is more challenging since odor molecules are not something you can see or probe with some equipment. The choice of a deodorization method depends on:
    •    The strength of the odor
    •    The types of materials affected
    •    The conditions during application

A strong deodorizing product is necessary to neutralize strong odors, but it should not create other odors. When mixing a deodorant with cleaning solutions, its effectiveness can change based on the dynamic pH levels of the cleaning water as it mixes with soils. Our SERVPRO technicians combat these challenges by using specially formulated agents that work at extreme pH levels and different temperatures.

In case the odor affects porous materials, you can expect deeper penetration, which can hinder the effectiveness of deodorizers if they do not penetrate the said material fully. Our odor control technicians can combat this by changing the delivery method. We have specialized equipment such as ULV misters and thermal foggers that help deliver the agent to all areas, including deep within materials. Thermal foggers deliver a blend of odor counteractants, aromatic phenolics, and fragrances in a solvent base, while the ULV misters help when using water-based deodorizers.

Neutralizing odors is crucial for your home to regain its preloss state. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 to help with deodorization. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

A Storm Left Flood Damage in A Property. Where Should Homeowners Seek Help?

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Wet carpet with drywall on the flooring. SERVPRO will come in and rescue your Dallas property after a flood damage.

Talk to SERVPRO Technicians in Dallas to Help You Remediate the Storm Flood Damage in Your Property.

Floodwater in your property cannot only make you homeless but also affect your structure’s stability integrity. Apart from the destruction flood water can cause, restoration can also be overwhelming. Thankfully, SERVPRO technicians in Dallas can make your life easier by mitigating the damage and restoring your property to its pre-damaged state.

When should I call the professionals?

Contact our technicians within 48 hours to handle the storm flood damage in your Dallas property to avoid mold growth and other secondary damage. The restoration process should begin as soon as possible, and it is not easy to carry it out without the right expertise. The sooner the restoration begins, the better the chances of saving your valuables.

What can I do before restorers get to my property?

As you wait for our response team to get to your property, here are a few tasks you can get started on:

  • Remember, safety first: Keep off flooded areas with electrical appliances to avoid electrocution hazards.
  • Remove light electronics, furniture, among other belongings out of the water’s path.
  • Wear protective gear when handling items in the floodwater.

Where does mold growth occur, and how do technicians treat the area?

Mold grows in warm, dry, and dark places, especially behind walls. The mold releases airborne spores, which can travel throughout your property, causing outbreaks in other areas. That is why mold remediation and proper drying is essential after a flood.

After extracting the excess water, our team can contain the area affected by mold growth by wrapping a 6-mil polyethylene around a PVC pipe frame. We can use microban, which is both a quaternary and phenolic, to treat the area. The product is effective against a wide range of fungi, bacteria, and viruses. To apply the product effectively, our team can use a pressure sprayer. The equipment dispenses chemicals evenly across the affected area.

If you remove my carpet, do I need to involve a carpet expert to reinstall it?

Floodwater is usually contaminated, and this means that you need to replace your carpet. With our advanced tools and decades of experience, we can remove and then install your carpet and pad back to your property without damage. Our SERVPRO team can use a power stretcher, seaming iron, seaming tape, and carpet shears to install the carpet. We only leave a property after ensuring we have met or exceeded our customer’s expectations.

Even minor flooding can cause significant damage to your property. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for fast and effective flood damage restoration "Like it never even happened." 

What is So Dangerous About a Wet Ceiling?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Contact our professionals today for water remediation efforts. We are available 24/7.

Water collecting within any area of your Dallas property can present hazards, get it handled professionally by SERVPRO.  

When a business receives water damage from a broken pipe or a leaky roof, safety needs to be a priority. SERVPRO technicians inspect the area that needs restoration and determine if there are any potential safety issues. Commonly seen problems after this type of event include:  

  • Danger from sagging ceilings falling on someone causing injury  
  • Potential for shock from water coming into contact with electrical outlets  
  • Slip and fall accidents on wet floors  

Can I Keep My Business Open During Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services?  

Upon arrival, the SERVPRO crew chief can scope the property and determine any safety issues that may prevent the company from remaining open during the commercial water damage cleanup in the Dallas business. Also, the type of water present can have a bearing on whether or not daily operations can continue. If the water gets tested and shows the presence of bacteria or sewage, it can be dangerous to come into contact with, and in cases like this, the property needs to close during the mitigation.  

Locating the water can lessen the number of structural elements that need to get removed during extraction and drying. If the advanced moisture detection equipment shows no seepage under the flooring, there is no reason to lift it, and the surface can get dried in place. In situations that require the removal of sagging sheetrock or a ruined portion of a wall, SERVPRO techs always remove the minimum amount necessary to make repairs fast and easy. This is just one of the many ways that the certified techs save property owners the cost of replacement whenever possible.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 is available 24/7 to assist local properties with any size commercial water damage restoration. The experienced techs arrive quickly and get your business back to normal as fast as possible. 

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How Do I Get Flood Water Out of My Dallas Home?

9/6/2020 (Permalink)

bucket collecting flood water from floor Flood water can be hard to remove from your home after damage. Contact SERVPRO for 24/7 professional remediation and mitigation services.

SERVPRO techs know you cannot remove flood water from your Dallas home without professional equipment for the best outcome

Big D is no stranger to wild weather, and anyone that has lived in Dallas Texas knows you can have tornadoes, flash floods, and then sunshine and rainbows all in one day. Cleaning up your property after flood water enters can be daunting. In many cases, the water enters the home and recedes just as rapidly as it came in. This presents the challenge of not only extracting and drying the property but locating all areas of water migration to ensure no water damage gets left behind.  

Do I Have to Wait Until the Water Recedes to Order Flood Water Removal?  

Once the need for flood water removal arises in your Dallas home, it is crucial to the ball rolling on cleanup and restoration as soon as possible. The reason is the longer the building materials in your home have exposure to excessive moisture conditions, the less of a chance of full recovery through restoration techniques. Extreme damage from flooding in your home can lead to:  

  • The need for removal of sheetrock from walls and ceilings
  • Strong, musty water odors
  • Formation of mold
  • Ruined flooring and subfloor  
  • Water in the crawlspace 

How Does SERVPRO Locate Water in My Home?  

One hundred percent of the floodwater in your Dallas Home cannot get identified through visuals only. SERVPRO technicians have numerous types of moisture detection equipment.

Moisture Sensors are ideal for detecting hidden moisture in carpets and padding. The sharp probes on this device go quickly through the carpet backing into the pad and determine if the subfloor underneath has seepage. While it does not measure the amount, this device is an indicator of whether or not the carpet requires extraction and drying.

During the initial scoping of the property, SERVPRO techs are often seen using thermal imaging cameras, sometimes referred to as infrared or thermography). This type of equipment does not actually find moisture but instead displays temperature differences. Residual water tends to show at a different temperature than the surrounding materials, and this reading is a good indication for if other extractor or drying measures need to get taken. More benefits of using thermal imaging include:  

  • They are an excellent way to determine if a structure is thoroughly dry
  • This equipment uses both evaporation and thermal capacitance to locate moisture
  • The ability to inspect for water retention in challenging to reach areas

While it does not allow the technicians to "see" behind walls or under floors, it assists in alerting them to the presence of the moisture. Certain factors can result in false readings such as sunlight and shadows, electric heat, and indoor air conditioning. SERVPRO techs have specific methods for ruling out false readings to ensure they are on the trail of migrated water every time.

During the cleanup of floodwater in a home, the use of moisture meters is beneficial. Most of these meters have scales for both wood and non-wood materials. Some of these hand-held units take measures through the use of radio frequencies while others use penetrating probes. Both methods are accurate ways to determine moisture content on-site.

How Can I Dry My Home After a Flood?  

A big mistake many homeowners make after a flood hits their property is to blot up as much water as they can with mops and rags and then set up fans. At best, these dry surfaces but nothing about the water that may have migrated under flooring, behind baseboards, and other areas. And this type of drying does nothing to reduce the interior humidity levels by continually circulating moist air.

The drying equipment that the SERVPRO team brings on-site delivers airflow at such high velocity that any embedded moisture left behind after the extraction phase begins to rise. This effect hurries the drying process along because the techs set up industrial dehumidification equipment to capture the water vapor and port it off-site.

It is not unusual for the floor coverings such as tile and carpet to require removal to dry the slab or subfloor underneath. When needed, the technicians have specific drying equipment such as drying mats to force the warm, dry air directly into the floor. Other frequently seen applications include "tenting," usually used to dry a smaller scale area of water damage. The techs place plastic over the wet spot and direct the air movers in, and the dehumidifier pulls moisture out. 

When you need fast and efficient flood water removal, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800. The trained technicians have decades of experience cleaning up and restoring homes from all types of water damage.

What’s the Timeframe for Cleaning Up Water In Dallas Before Damage Sets In?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water SERVPRO knows how to ensure your water mitigation needs get met so that we can cut down the need for extensive restoration and costs.

For Rapid Water Mitigation, SERVPRO Arrives at Your Dallas Property with the Latest Technology and Methods

It is crucial that you never delay when you have standing water in your Dallas home. The longer that it takes for water removal, the more secondary damage sets in. Beyond that, mold and mildew begin to colonize in as little as 24 hours after the initial incident. You can avoid the destructive qualities of water and leftover moisture when you enlist our skilled technicians from SERVPRO.

What Does Water Mitigation Include?

When you contact us for water mitigation in Dallas, we arrive quickly to get your water damage under control. The process follows several main steps that depend on the severity of the water event, which includes:

    •    Water Cleanup
    •    Drying and Dehumidification
    •    Disinfection and Sanitization
    •    Controlled Demolition (if necessary)

Whether to call for help from a water mitigation company rests on you. However, DIY methods alone often leave behind hidden moisture that increases the onset of costly damage to your structure. SERVPRO uses powerful drying equipment and professional moisture detection tools to ensure that your interior is free of hidden moisture.

With any water damage event, it is vital to keep the following timeline in mind:

    •    Within Minutes – Water migrates quickly to dry areas, saturating everything along the way. Moisture gets into floors, walls, upholstery, and belongings.
    •    Within the First 24 Hours – Metal surfaces will tarnish, and drywall can swell and crumble. Wood furniture can expand and crack while musty odors begin to develop.
    •    Within 48 Hours to a Week – Mildew and mold spread rapidly while structural elements warp and buckle. Flooring will also swell and paint blisters as the interior is on the verge of potentially biohazardous contamination.
    •    After One Week – The cost of restoration and cleanup now becomes immense, with the majority of materials requiring extensive cleaning or total replacement.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County knows how to ensure your water mitigation needs get met so that we can cut down the need for extensive restoration and costs. Call (972) 227-0800 to have a crew deployed to your property as soon as possible.