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We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Dallas Home After A Water Damage Disaster

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Our commercial air movers and dehumidifiers working to dry the materials in this property This picture shows commercial air movers and dehumidifiers working to dry the building materials in this property.

Tackling Tricky Commercial Water Damage in Dallas

If there is a water leak inside your business, there can be a water-logged and soggy mess to clean. When the majority of the flooring throughout your commercial space has carpeting, this presents a whole new set of challenges. The excellent news is that you can have a trained team of restoration professionals deployed promptly to address the situation for you.

For commercial water damage in Dallas, the first order of business is drying the carpeting as quickly as possible. Doing so helps to prevent damage to the sub-floor, walls, and any other structural components of the building. You can start in with a bit of the drying process before our team at SERVPRO arrives, and then we can pick up where you left off.

To start in on the drying process before we arrive, you can:

Locate the Source

You must pinpoint the source of the water issue so that you can either lessen the leak or stop it completely. SERVPRO technicians can talk you through the process of turning off the main water to the source of the leak before we arrive.

Remove Water

If you are able to stop the flow of water from coming in, removing excess or standing water is the next step. If you do not have a pump handy, our technicians at SERVPRO have the right equipment to pull out all of the standing water from the impacted space.

Separating Soggy Carpeting from the Floor

If you were able to pull up a fair amount of water damage, you could try to separate the soaked carpet from the floor. If you are not comfortable starting this step, our trained SERVPRO technicians can handle the carpet for you. We pull it away from the tacking strips along the wall and carefully move across the room until all of the carpets are pulled up.

Our Professional Restoration Services

SERVPRO restoration professionals know how to get in and out quickly, assessing the water damage and formulating a plan of action. We will dry all of the carpeting and then use thermal imaging tools that detect any moisture left behind. All areas are dried, including the affected walls, flooring, and sub-flooring. We can clean the carpet using advanced equipment and industrial cleaners, or we can replace the carpeting for you if deemed a total loss. The final step will be checking and cleaning all areas to remediate mold and odors, if necessary.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is here to help whenever you need assistance with commercial water damage. Give us a call at (972) 227-0800, and we can send a team out as soon as possible to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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We Act Fast In Dallas After A Flood

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

One of our commercial generators in a parking lot SERVPRO will utilize large commercial generators to operate their storm damage restoration equipment after a power outage in your area.

Stopping Flood Damage in a Dallas Residence

Flood damage is a risk that homeowners all over the United States face, and flood coverage for homeowners has grown as a result. From 2016 to 2018, Insurance Information Institute Pulse surveys have found that the percentage of Americans with a flood insurance policy increased from 12 percent to 15 percent. This growth shows promise for allowing homeowners to get the cleanup and restoration they need to maintain their homes for years to come.

If your Dallas residence has suffered flood damage, certified SERVPRO technicians are available to address the issues and restore your home to a preloss condition with cutting-edge technologies and scientific theory. This IICRC-certified firm is committed to bringing the community high-quality rapid mitigation that seeks to preserve possessions and structures while prioritizing safety for homeowners.

After Flooding Occurs

  • If a flood has affected your home, contact your provider immediately to set up a meeting with a claims adjuster. Make sure they see the property before cleanup and repairs begin.
  • Double-check your insurance policy: does it cover the issues you are currently facing? Adjust your policy as needed to ensure security in the future.
  • Take inventory of flood-related damages and losses, and be as specific as possible. Survey the entire affected area carefully. For damaged items, include the make, model, and other details when possible. Take photographs and do not throw anything away until after the adjuster has seen it.
  • Once the adjuster has evaluated the damage, cleanup can begin. 
  • Under extreme conditions of water penetration SERVPRO can immediately begin extraction once the homeowner signs off on the work agreement.

How SERVPRO Aids Homeowners

SERVPRO works to thoroughly eliminate flood-related damage, including debris, microbes, and odors. These issues can be addressed with a variety of countermeasures. For example, odors can be counteracted with specialized beads, granules, wet foggers, and EPA-registered disinfectants.

Because flooding is likely to leave behind water-related odors, multiple techniques may be used to address odor-causing particles during the cleaning process. Some porous items, such as carpet and pad, require removal with the consent of homeowners and adjusters because of the risks that come with floodwater contamination.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas, Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (972) 227-0800 for disaster cleanup that can start within hours.

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What’s Really Happening With Water Damage Remediation in Dallas

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couch and coffee table Don’t delay when it comes to water removal!  Contact SERVPRO immediately after an event.

Tailoring Water Removal to the Unique Situation of Each Dallas Resident

Water extraction techniques vary depending on the scale of the task at hand. The individual area technicians are working on restoring also influences the method. Most people are familiar with traditional extraction methods using submersible gas pumps or truck-mounted storage tanks fitted with specialist wands. However, these are not the only options available to a restorer or homeowner. Sometimes pumping and extractors may be inefficient or otherwise not suitable to the task at hand. In these circumstances, homeowners can rely on us to mobilize modern drying methods to get the job done. 

Many factors can influence our approach when it comes to water removal in Dallas. Your home, furnishings, and contents are unlike any other, so it stands to reason that any restoration approach needs tailoring to the specific demands of each situation. The waterlogged living room, for example, may have lots of heavy furniture as well as fittings, which can make the traditional method unsuitable. These rules apply to any area of your home, which is why SERVPRO technicians inspect a property thoroughly before deciding on a plan.

A traditional method of drying may be to remove carpeting from floors so that we can gain direct access to the waterlogged area underneath. However, detaching carpeting may be more time-consuming than leaving it in place. In-place drying involves moving furniture in its original position and using extractors to dry the outer areas first- which can stop water migration. We can then use weighted extractors to exert a downward force onto a wet carpet and squeeze the moisture out. 

Consider a flooded kitchen or bathroom area. You may find that flooring like vinyl, tiling, or woods are expensive and time-consuming to remove and replace. In these situations, SERVPRO technicians can deploy drying mats. Drying mats cover a large surface area and are fitted with medical grade tubing. Attached to a central motor that generates negative air pressure, hundreds of these tubes work together to draw moisture out from solid surfaces without a technician needing to use invasive action to gain access. 

Every home is different. Our approach is to treat each home as a unique challenge. For a restoration that tailors to you, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800.

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Fast Water Removal in Dallas Saves Restoration Costs

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

standing water in room. SERVPRO water extractors removing water; SERVPRO van and technicians outside No matter the source of the water loss event, SERVPRO technicians are equipped and ready to dry your home.

Efficient Water Removal in Your Dallas Home Can Prevent Further Destruction

Do you know that water ruins more homes each year than other disasters? Data from the insurance Information institute shows that water damage is seven times more prevalent than fire damage. Many issues can lead to water damage in your Dallas residence, including burst pipes, water tank overflows, and damaged appliances. When facing a water intrusion incident, you can call SERVPRO promptly to prevent additional damage.

Water removal in your Dallas home is a huge task, and that’s why you need to hire professionals. Water can quickly seep under carpets, behind walls and underneath floors. The hidden water and moisture can continue ruining your house. When you notice water pooling in your home, you should avoid doing the following things to stay safe.

  • Do not turn on any device with a power cable that is close to the flooded area.
  • If the ceiling is soaked, avoid turning on your ceiling fixtures or fan.
  • Do not stand in a room where water is causing the ceiling to sag.

To restore your home, our team can use advanced water extractors like electric submersible pumps to remove the water. After a water intrusion incident, carpets and upholstery can become damp. Saturated carpets and padding are a cause for concern. Due to carpeting construction, water damage causes two significant problems, which are the separation of backing (delamination) and deterioration of latex. Our technicians can check your carpet for delamination, which usually appears in the form of bubbles. It often happens in areas exposed to high foot traffic. If your carpet is delaminated, it is not possible to save it. Our technicians can remove and replace it after your property is dry.

Water loss events can also affect upholstery and cause problems like swelling of framing, spotting of fabrics, and color bleeding. Our SERVPRO technicians have the expertise required to remove water from upholstery using suitable extractors and upholstery tools. We can also treat any stains that have occurred. Our technicians can also use centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home thoroughly to eliminate moisture. We can work with your insurance company. Therefore, you do not have to worry about incurring a large, unexpected restoration bill.

Dealing with a water loss incident in your home is a stressful experience. SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County can help you to restore your home and reduce the amount of stress you experience. Call us anytime at (972) 227-0800 for fast restoration.

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Flood Damage In Dallas Homes

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

flooding caused by a storm SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 when flood damage threatens your home and possessions.

Hardwood Floors Are Not Necessarily a Loss After Flood Damage in Dallas Homes

One look at the flood damage in a home and the feeling of loss and the anxiety at needing to arrange for cleanup hits local homeowners in Dallas hard. The key to lessening loss is getting the water removed, and the property dried as fast as possible, particularly in the case of hardwood flooring.

Dallas homes with flood damage get immediate assistance from SERVPRO technicians. Being local, the technicians arrive rapidly after the initial call with a green service van loaded with all the equipment they need. If the power is out, no problem, they have generators, so there are no delays on cleanup.

Why SERVPRO?
Since bad weather does not take weekends or holidays off, neither do the certified technicians. They are available 24/7 to answer the needs of local property owners for any size storm damage, fire, or mold cleanup needed. The goal of the technicians is to lessen loss through their advanced restoration methods, especially for investments such as hardwood flooring.

Professional Equipment Makes the Difference
When dealing with hardwood floorings saturated by water, the technicians extract as much as possible using squeegee attachments on their portable pumps and doing several passes. When the drying phase of mitigation happens, SERVPRO techs use specialized drying equipment such as drying mats to force warm, dry air into the flooring to ensure the boards dry evenly.

Because the nature of wood is to swell when wet, the boards tend to cup and warp. During the drying process, the mats get carefully rotated to assist the boards in laying flat while drying. The technicians carefully monitor the moisture levels in the floorboards to be sure they are completely dry. In some cases, the boards may require slight sanding, staining, and the application of a sealant to restore them fully.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 when flood damage threatens your home and possessions. The technicians can remove the water and restore your home to its pre-flood condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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Ultimate Solution for Flood Damage in Dallas Homes

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room Quick action when your home is flooded can save both the contents and the structure of your home. Call SERVPRO immediately.

Flood Damage Dallas – Highly Trained and Experienced

From floods to dust storms, Dallas experiences many disasters throughout the year. Some are small, affecting one or two buildings, while others can impact an entire neighborhood. Flash flooding often occurs after a torrential downpour. It may not even rain that hard near your building, but a flood can materialize quickly as the rainwater collects and overflows flood channels.

SERVPRO can react to flood damage in the Dallas area in less than 4 hours. We are available on a 24/7 basis. Our teams rely on the expertise of over 30 IICRC-certified technicians across several specialties to help our clients deal with the damage caused by a flood to their home or commercial space.

Assessing the Flood Damage

Experience has shown that assessing the damage caused by the flood is one of the top priorities. Our crew chief reviews safety conditions, contamination issues, and steps that can be taken immediately to mitigate the damage. A fast response can reduce ongoing damage, causing less. Your home or business can be restored quickly.

Deploying Equipment

Every job is different. That is why we stock our 40,000 sq. Ft. facility with an extensive amount of equipment we can call on to extract water from buildings, disinfect areas if needed, clean the contents, and dry the structure before restoration. Deploying the right equipment to your location reduces the damage and the time it takes to restore your home or business.

Flooding May Present Special Challenges

Floodwaters carry all kinds of debris, including physical items such as rocks, sand, even furniture, as well as contamination from a variety of sources. Whether it is microbial contamination or bio-hazards, we have the skillset to remove these hazards while protecting your employees and family. Flood cuts may be required to root out hard to get at moisture areas and avoid mold infestations. Our applied structural drying technicians ensure that all areas of your building are dry and ready for reconstruction.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Hutchins, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Water Damage Professionals Discuss Why Slow Water Leaks Can Cause Unseen Damage In Dallas

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

water leak causing damage We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Slow Water Leaks Can Cause Unseen Damage In Dallas

Homeowners are often amazed at how much damage a slow water leak can cause. While there may not be water spreading across the floor from under the dishwasher, a slow leak can travel into the structure of the home and also to other rooms. The moisture and heat are ideal conditions for mold growth as well as attracting insects. A musty smell may be their first indication that there is a problem.

SERVPRO has encountered all sorts of water damage in the Dallas area. Our team includes over 30 IICRC, qualified technicians. We have a massive storage facility and a large inventory of mitigation equipment and vehicles. We can deal with almost any type and size of the disaster.

Detecting the Leak
A slow leak can sometimes be challenging to find. The first step is always locating the source and correcting the problem to avoid additional water damage.

Next, we can determine how far the water has progressed and how much of your floor and underlying structure is damaged. Moisture detectors, infrared cameras, and thermal imaging cameras can assist in identifying those areas that are wet and possibly damaged.

Water Damage Restoration
Every situation is different. Restoration depends on the construction, the amount of water damage, and the condition of the underlying structure. SERVPRO aims to find the damage, assess it, and dry the area. We prefer to dry the area and restore, rather than replace, which can be much more expensive.

We can drill exploratory holes into the flooring. We can extract excess water from the cavities under your kitchen cupboards. Dry air can be forced into these cavities to absorb moisture. Structural cavity drying equipment is used in these situations to minimize the residual damage caused by access to the area and the drying process. We can create positive pressure in the area to be dried. Dehumidifiers can also be used to dry the humid air expelled from the area under the sink or dishwasher.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Hutchins, and the surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Certified Technicians Are Available 24/7 In Dallas County After A Flood

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

A large commercial generator in a parking lot outside a building SERVPRO utilizes large commercial generators like the one pictured to operate their storm damage restoration equipment.

Big Flood in Your Dallas Restaurant? 

With 268,820 square miles, Texas is the largest state in the continental United States. Known for big ranches, big Longhorn cattle, big wide-open spaces, big hats, and big ole' trucks. Real or imagined, we are proud to brag that, "Everything's bigger in Texas."

Dallas County is flat, resulting in flood damage when there are heavy rains in a short time because water has nowhere to go. That can be a big problem for businesses. Floodwater can potentially damage records, furniture, inventory, as well as cause structural damage. 

A Dallas business owner opened early one Sunday morning, finding two inches of groundwater had seeped into his restaurant the previous night. He knew he would have to close that day, but the Cowboys were in town Monday night. Located one mile from AT&T Stadium, he and his employees were counting on the new restaurant to have a busy night. 

In this scenario, he immediately contacted his insurance company. His insurer had a contract with SERVPRO, and help would arrive within hours. The SERVPRO project manager scoped the damage and came up with a plan to remove the water and sanitize all areas of the building, knowing the goal was to be high and dry by Monday night. He explained the need to address four fundamental questions:

1) What is wet? 

2) How wet is it? 

3) Is it drying? 

4) Is it dry?

Water had not made its way to the kitchen; the food and prep area had been spared. SERVPRO's highly trained technicians began removing water from the tile floor using industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums and a truck-mounted pump. Industrial-grade dehumidifiers were set up to prevent secondary flood damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture. High-speed air movers created airflow across walls, and fixtures, to accelerate the evaporation of moisture. Detergents were used to clean and disinfect nonporous surfaces to prevent microbial growth from occurring. Technicians worked the next 36 hours to restore the restaurant in time for Monday Night Football. 

When it comes to commercial properties, our business is to keep you in business. Representatives answer your calls 24/7/365. Technicians work quickly to get the job done right. SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County believes that no customer should have to wait a moment longer than necessary, and that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. When you have flood damage, call us at (972) 227-0800.

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Give Us A Call Today To Restore Your Dallas Home

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Our restoration truck outside a home Our team is able to restore your property to pre-damage condition using advanced equipment and specialized training.

How SERVPRO Can Help Dallas Homeowners Through Water Damage 

The trouble with the perceptions of professional restoration for instances like water losses in Dallas homes is that many property owners do not fully understand the extent of this service. Our technicians have years of experience, and we have built a reputation on going the extra mile for our customers whenever disasters strike. We know how a single incident can uproot your entire family or cause substantial stress and worry – so we work tirelessly to get things back to their original condition. 

A better understanding of what you should expect from our SERVPRO team after water damage in Dallas homes can help you to appreciate how we can help you get back to normal life. Many homeowners lack needed respect for the severity of water loss incidents because they do not see how far these IMPACTS can spread and how secondary damages like mold growth can occur. Our technicians have RIGOROUS training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in both Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD), making us a knowledgeable choice to address water losses in your house. 

We have a strong and ever-growing inventory of the top-tier recovery tools. We have numerous options for extraction and have many air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and other specialty moisture removal equipment. Our cutting-edge gear and products help us to exceed the expectations of our customers both in the time projects take to complete and the quality of the final results. 

We are never going to sell you a service that you do not need, and even though we have a full GROUP of licensed general contractors in-house at our SERVPRO facility, we work to minimize your need for controlled demolition and reconstruction as much as possible. With a fast response to your emergency, we can have many drying efforts completed within days. DO NOT STATE WITHIN 3 DAYS, JOBS ARE DIFFERENT IN THEIR SCOPE

You can always reach our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County team of water DAMAGE restorers to help you and your property however you need. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can show you what this efficiency can mean for your home in a crisis. Give us a call today at (972) 227-0800.

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Content Management Solutions in Fire-Damaged Dallas Properties

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO truck sitting in front of a home. Your contents are just as important as your Dallas home after a fire.

Let us help not only with your Dallas home, but with your contents as well from fire.

Protecting your belongings after any disaster is often the primary focus of Dallas homeowners. With the destructive force of fires, and how quickly post-extinguishment effects can spread throughout the property, your possessions remain at risk until the right preventative steps get taken in the early mitigation stages. Our SERVPRO team works quickly to identify potentially at-risk items and the best solution for protecting them as we restore your home.

With so many levels of fire damage in Dallas residences, it can be difficult for a homeowner to pinpoint one specific threat and handle it exclusively. Our fire recovery team has the personnel and the equipment to address multiple conditions simultaneously to provide the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for our customers. We have a dedicated group trained to both identify which possessions require our attention and to implement pack-out procedures to move them safely to our nearby facility.

Our SERVPRO team has accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in both Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) and Odor Control (OCT.) Once your belongings have arrived at our SERVPRO facility, these same experienced professionals can inspect the items for damage and determine which focused cleaning techniques are necessary to restore them. Our state-of-the-art equipment plays a vital role in recovering damaged belongings in our warehouse.

Soot can be a challenging situation, especially from harder surfaces like silverware, porcelain, glass, marble, and other hard surfaces. Our ultrasonic submersion tank can help to clean all soot and residues from these materials by using millions of microscopic bubbles generated in the machine and their force of exploding against the surface of the damaged possessions in the tank. This reaction breaks the sediment and residue loose and pulls it away from the surface.

You cannot prepare for the damage that fire can do, but you can find a team that has both your home and its contents covered after a disaster. Give our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County specialists a call to make any fire loss situation “Like it never even happened.” We are available 24/7 by calling (972) 227-0800.

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