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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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A Leaky Sink Can Cause Water Damage To Your Dallas Restaurant

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A Leaky Sink Can Cause Water Damage To Your Dallas Restaurant When water damage strikes your establishment, never wait to call for services.

A Leaky Sink Can Cause Water Damage

A clean washroom is a vital aspect of a good restaurant; however, that image can disappear when a leaky sink is causing water damage inside of it. Not only is a hygienic and clean washroom important for customers but employees as well. It is essential to have a sterile environment for employees to wash their hands to preserve the quality of the food being served. If the sink has water damage all around it, that damage can lead to further complications such as mold and rot, which can quickly turn your bathroom into a place of less reputable hygiene. Overall, the problem creates further issues that do not give the image of a clean restaurant to your customers, and therefore can negatively impact your business.

Upon discovering the water damage inside of your Dallas restaurant's bathroom, it is wise to reach out for professional help. The water damage is impacting the walls around your sink, the structure your sink is set into, and the floor. The quicker that the problem is handled, the less likely it is that a musty odor from mold growth can set into your washroom.

When you get in contact with SERVPRO, we make it a priority to work around your schedule. Our professionals understand the importance of your daily business and always strive to be unobtrusive. We can arrive at your restaurant and work overnight, to keep out of sight and mind of your customers and make sure your flow of business remains intact.

When our technicians arrive at your business, the first thing SERVPRO can do is investigate the damage and create the best-suited solution for your particular space. Our IICRC-techs come equipped with trade tools that they can set up to create an environment that helps further the evaporation process at a faster rate. Using tools such as desiccant dehumidifiers and ventilation fans, SERVPRO can keep air circulating throughout your washroom, drawing out the moisture from your floor tiles and walls. By the time we are finished, our primary goal is to leave your restaurant feeling like it did before the water damage happened.

When water damage strikes your establishment, never wait to call for services. Phone the number (972) 227-0800 to speak with SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County. We always aim to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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Water Cleanup Technicians In Dallas Discuss How Drying Varies With Each Situation

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Cleanup Technicians In Dallas Discuss How Drying Varies With Each Situation Any time water floods out a building in Dallas, various types of problems can take place.

Water Cleanup

Any time water floods out a building in Dallas, various types of problems can take place. If water cleanup operations are not conducted quickly, the damage created can get worse before you know it. When moisture comes into direct contact with your contents and building materials the problems caused are called primary issues. Once things inside your Dallas house get wet, humidity levels increase which means that water vapor can cause its own set of issues known as secondary damage.

Both primary and secondary problems can get worse if the water is not dealt with promptly. When moisture causes problems in Dallas, water cleanup technicians such as those at SERVPRO can reduce extensive damage in the future and help prevent mold growth. A fungus only needs 48 hours to develop once organic materials get wet. Therefore, it is vital to reduce moisture levels inside your home after a disaster occurs.

During every water damage restoration project, our SERVPRO technicians use two basic techniques to reduce moisture levels of building materials and contents. The first step is extraction where advanced equipment gets used to vacuum up moisture. The next and most vital process is the rapid structural drying phase. When trying to speed up the natural drying process, we manipulate the indoor environment by using advanced air moving and dehumidification devices.

These two systems both work together to create an environment that is ideal for drying building materials and contents as quickly as possible. Air movers get placed so that they push wet air away from damp surfaces so that more water can evaporate from the items to the air. The dehumidifier then sucks up the wet air inside the air movers' circular flow and pulls out the moisture, discarding it in liquid form.

When setting up air movers and dehumidifiers, it is vital that you have the right ratio of air movers per dehumidifier. However, determining this can often be tricky because every moisture damage situation is different. The number of air movers needed depends on how wet things got and what types of materials were affected. If you ever need assistance with removing moisture from wet building materials or contents, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 any hour of the day or night.

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Taking Care of Mold Damage in Dallas Basements

8/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Taking Care of Mold Damage in Dallas Basements Don't panic if you see mold in your basement. Contact SERVPRO and we will remediate the damage as well as offer prevention tips.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Find the Cause of the Mold Colony Spreading Through Your Basement

When mold damage develops in a Dallas home's basement, it creates some additional problems and complications for SERVPRO teams working to eliminate the fungus. Basements consistently rank among the most typical places we find mold growth in local residential builds, as their warm, dark, and sometimes humid environments represent an excellent place for mold to grow and thrive without many disturbances. If you identify signs of mold growth in your home's basement, here are some of the things you can expect to see in the coming weeks.

A Fast Response from SERVPRO
We never take calls of mold damage in Dallas homes lightly. While it is true that mold grows slowly and silently, we have observed through our decades of service that prompt action is critical to keep costs low and damage to a minimum. Fungal colonies grow at an exponential rate, meaning that every passing day without action allows the colony to grow larger at a faster rate. Within hours of your first call to us, we get inspectors and technicians on-scene to control the problem and identify our approach throughout the remediation process.

Localized Quarantines
While not often seen for minor damage, significant mold growth often requires quarantining, no matter what part of the home it develops in. Basements develop the kind of massive mold problems that require quarantines more often than other areas of the home but are also easier to block off and keep under control. Unless the fungus is particularly widespread across the structure, you should see minimal, localized quarantining if any is required.

Preventative Actions
Where mold grew once, it can grow again, unless action is taken to prevent it. SERVPRO can assist with the application of mold-resistant paints and materials in the areas of growth if you wish to safeguard your home against future problems. These actions may represent an extra day or two of work, depending on the size of the job, but can prove critical to keeping your home safe for years to come.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County provides expert mold damage remediation and prevention services to homeowners across the local area. If you find signs of mold growth in your home, contact us immediately at (972) 227-0800.

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Different Types Of Smoke Particles To Expect During Fire Damage Restoration In Dallas

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Different Types Of Smoke Particles To Expect During Fire Damage Restoration In Dallas  Fire damage incidents can lead to the production of free-floating or driven smoke.

Different Types Of Smoke Particles

Fire damage incidents can lead to the production of free-floating or driven smoke. Driven smoke refers to the smoke which is propelled and pressurized by the energy that the fire generates. This form of smoke usually affects vertical surfaces. After the driven smoke cools, it transforms to free-floating smoke - which is usually heavier when compared to air and settles on horizontal surfaces. Irrespective of the type of smoke in your Dallas property, you need professional restoration services to prevent further damage and salvage your contents.

When our SERVPRO technicians are choosing the methods of fire damage remediation in Dallas, we look at the type of smoke residues, the structure, and the surface with the particles. For instance, if the structure experienced a protein fire - fires from burning fish, poultry, and meat - then we expect to deal with an oily and dense texture. Protein fires slightly discolor cabinet surfaces and painted walls. The primary challenge when dealing with them is the extreme pungent that they produce, which means we have to employ thorough odor removal techniques.

If you rely on fuel oil as a source of heat, then you should expect fuel oil soot when the oil burner malfunctions. Also, a puff-back may occur when the heat exchanger has a crack and an improper vent. This kind of soot has some dust particles which originate from the duct-work as well as fuel oil which has gone incomplete combustion. It is easy to remove while fresh, though, it can stick and create a strong bond with the painted walls and make it hard to remove if left for an extended period.
Our SERVPRO technicians also determine whether we are dealing with wet or dry smoke residues. It is quicker to clean dry residues when compared to wet residues, and this helps us to establish whether to use less aggressive or harsher cleaning techniques.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County provides 24-hour emergency services that meet residential and commercial restoration and cleaning needs. Call us at (972) 227-0800 and schedule an appointment to learn more about our services.

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Mold Damage Remediation Options That Every Resident Of Dallas Should Know

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation Options That Every Resident Of Dallas Should Know  Mold spores continually move, and once they land on damp areas, they start to grow and digest materials to survive.

Mold Damage Remediation

Mold spores continually move through the indoor and outdoor environment, and once they land on damp areas, they start to grow and digest materials to survive. The gradual digestion of materials leads to mold damage. There are different types of molds, and all of them have the potential of causing health effects to Dallas residents, which is enough concern to start mold remediation or clean up as soon as possible.

To avoid mold damage in your Dallas home, our SERVPRO technicians address the moisture problem. If the humidity in the building is uncontrolled and there is no adequate ventilation, there is a possibility of experiencing moisture buildup. Roof leaks and gutters that are not correctly functioning can also be part of the moisture problem. The key to solving such an issue is identifying the moisture problem and stopping the source of the water.

Formulation of the remediation plan is so important when we arrive at the site. At this stage, we determine the level of contamination and assess all the damaged materials. The plan also outlines the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to use during the restoration, the containment measures to put in place, and the procedures to use when removing the mold. Our primary goal is to protect the occupants, our technicians and prevent the spread of the mold spores to clean areas.

We usually turn off the HVAC systems and check its filters for possible contamination. Our SERVPRO team understands that mold grows on hidden surfaces and as a result, we check under pads and carpets, behind wallpapers and drywall. Sometimes it can be challenging to investigate hidden mold challenges, so we use moisture meters and sensors to detect possible water problems. Communication with the occupants or the owner of the building continues until we achieve the structure’s preloss state.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County offers emergency services that meet commercial and residential cleaning and restoration needs. Call us at (972) 227-0800 to return your property to its earlier state.

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Safety Forward Thinking During Dallas Water Removal Projects

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Safety Forward Thinking During Dallas Water Removal Projects Water loss incidents can require a lot of immediate attention and action to mitigate the damage they can cause to your Dallas residence.

Water Removal Safety

Water loss incidents can require a lot of immediate attention and action to mitigate the damage they can cause to your Dallas residence. Even with a fast response time, significant volumes of water cause damages that require professional restoration services to repair. One of the overlooked aspects of these unfortunate incidents is the likelihood of failing construction, whether it is a collapsing ceiling or a weakened floor.

Too often, homeowners in need of water removal services in their Dallas home set out to take care of the extraction and drying on their own. With even a short amount of time exposed to high volumes of water, however, the structural integrity of construction materials in your house could pose a risk to the homeowner. Safety is the biggest concern of our SERVPRO team, and as part of our inspection process, we assess the likelihood of construction failure and collapse, as well as the appropriate safety precautions to take in higher risk areas.

Ceiling collapse is a big concern for our restoration technicians responding to a water removal job. If the incident originated from an upper floor or the roof of a house, the materials above the ceiling, namely insulation, can get oversaturated and very heavy. Once the weight of this material combines with a weakening of the ceiling structure, it can give way in large portions with very little warning.

Flooring is another concern for our SERVPRO restoration team. When water has pooled, penetrating beyond the immediate floor material and into subflooring, the weakening of the supports can break and fall through. The same can happen with material like drywall used for interior walls. When portions of this material become overly saturated, they are too heavy for the limited support of screws into the framing and fall off in large portions.

Our team of experienced technicians makes safety a priority. By understanding the possibilities and preparing for them, we can restore the damage to your home and remove the pooled water efficiently. You can count on our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County water damage restoration specialists to respond quickly and bring your home back to the way it should be. Give us a call anytime at (972) 227-0800.

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