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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

restaurant kitchen; workers plating food Even a small kitchen blaze can cause smoke and soot to travel to other areas of your restaurant. SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

The kitchen inside your Dallas restaurant is one place that is at high risk for fires. Whenever a fire breaks out inside a building, many types of damage possibly take place. Many materials get burned entirely or partially during the blaze. Smoke created by the fire travels throughout the restaurant leaving behind foul odors and soot residues.

Sometimes, water damage occurs when sprinklers go off or the fire department gets called to put the fire out. SERVPRO's commercial fire damage technicians in Dallas have experience in resolving issues with burning, charring, heat, smoke, soot, and water. We often use many different techniques to mitigate the various problems inside your business.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

When we are working on business properties, we figure out the best methods to use so that we keep the loss of revenue to a minimum. We know that missing out on business due to a fire can get very costly. We also know that it's crucial that your customers have a clean and pleasant environment to enter while they enjoy their meal.

Depending on the severity of the job, much can be done to adequately mitigate problems without negatively affecting your restaurant. Sometimes we complete work while the restaurant is closed so that we do not scare away your customers. Other times the restoration work gets completed small sections at a time so that parts of your dining room can stay open.

Every fire burns differently, causing a different scenario each time. When beginning the scope of each project, we classify the damage as minor, medium, or significant depending on a few characteristics of the burn. The classification given at first allows us to better schedule the restoration procedures.

In a minor fire damage scenario, few things get replaced, and there is only moderate smoke damage in a few rooms inside the building. In medium fire damage cases, there is more smoke damage present, and several items require resurfacing, repainting, or replacement. When dealing with significant fire damage, there are many items that suffered severe burning and charring, needing replacing of structural materials.

Giving each fire damage scenario classification helps us better schedule our work so that we do not impede the day-to-day functions of your restaurant. If you ever need professional help dealing with smoke or fire, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 any day of the week.

Expert Water Damage Cleanup in Dallas Can Save Your Business

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

insurance claim SERVPRO works with your Dallas business and your insurance company to get your doors reopened after storm damage

Reopen Your Doors After a Water Damage Event Quickly with SERVPRO's Help

A sudden flood, whether it is a weather event, broken pipe, or malfunctioning equipment, can be disastrous for business. The longer your doors are closed, the more your bottom line stands to be affected. This is why some business owners decide to do some of their own water damage cleanups before calling an expert.

If your building has commercial water damage in Dallas, you should know that calling a professional for help as soon as possible is one of the best ways to protect your business. Here's why working with SERVPRO is a smart choice.

We get your business up and running quickly

Our teams are trained to grapple with all types of commercial water damage quickly and effectively, thanks to our industry-leading equipment, training, and methods. What may take you weeks to accomplish, we can do in much less time. The sooner your doors can get opened again, the better your business will fare in the long run.

Our team helps with your insurance claims.

One of the biggest hassles that business owners with commercial water damage face is filing an insurance claim. It is tedious, primarily if you are not used to the process, and your claim could be denied if everything is not done just so. Not only will SERVPRO assist you with everything needed to get your claim approved, but we will also navigate the paperwork with you and work with the adjuster on your behalf.

Careful practices keep your employees and customers safe.

The most important point to our technicians is conducting commercial water damage cleanup while keeping our clients safe. That means watching out for your customers and employees as well. We are careful to ensure that each repair and the entire cleanup is done properly, meaning you will not have to worry about any incorrectly solved problems cropping up in the future.

At SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County, we are ready at all times to help get your business back up and running again. Our experts are equipped with the skill set, infrastructure, and knowledge to tackle any commercial water damage you may have. Call us 24/7 at (972) 227-0800 for more information or immediate service.

Rooting Out Smoke During Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas Restaurants

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

restaurant table set and ready for customers Smoke damage from kitchen fires can be off-putting to customers. SERVPRO has the equipment and cleaners to remove the smoke and soot.

We Never let Smoke Linger After Dallas Restaurant Fire Damage Restoration Projects

Even the most successful establishments can see business evaporate when smoke odors linger. Smoke stays troublesome for years after an incident unless a professional company like SERVPRO deodorizes the area.

Almost all of our fire damage restoration projects for Dallas restaurants include smoke remediation services. Smoke can interfere with cooking and give off a bad impression to customers. Removing smoke odors is not easy, but SERVPRO technicians know all the best tools and techniques for the problem. We use purpose-made cleaning solvents to scrub away and neutralize surface-level smoke particles before moving on to heavy-duty solutions such as fogging machines. These machines permeate the air with odor-eliminating chemicals, breaking down smoke at the molecular level. We may use these machines for:

  • Fire and smoke damage in kitchen areas
  • Smoke Damage in the dining room
  • Deterioration in small spaces such as cabinets and fridge rooms

We use ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging machines, which eliminate odors in a more precise area for small spaces. ULV foggers use the same technology as their larger counterparts but are modified to treat smoke odors in specific areas. These machines help us reduce costs associated with the restoration process and obtain faster results that help you reopen sooner after the disaster.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County responds 24/7 to developing fire damage situations. Call us at (972) 227-0800.

Water Damage Costs from Restoration Services in Dallas

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

water spewing from pipes Commercial water can originate from many sources. Did you know that SERVPRO and remediate and water loss event?

Dallas Commercial Buildings Get the Rapid Water Restoration Necessary After Calling SERVPRO

The cost of burst pipes or flooding from a faulty sprinkler system can cause immense damage to your Dallas commercial building. Whether you run a busy production facility or a bookstore, each project calls for detailed water extraction and restoration efforts. SERVPRO tailors emergency services water damage assistance carefully to each call that we receive.

We get calls for a wide variety of reasons when Dallas customers require water restoration. Some of the causes of water damage we often see in the area include:

  • Burst pipes/faulty machinery
  • Damage to a leaking roof from storms
  • Flood restoration after heavy rains come through
  • Sewage cleanup and flood-related backups, and more

Depending on the source and scope of the water damage, you may require pack-up and move-out services. You may have documentation, office equipment, or inventory that must get transferred off-site for drying or storage as we complete the restoration. SERVPRO features a water damage restoration team that will keep everything organized to give you added peace of mind. We work quickly to limit the downtime for your business and even help with insurance claims.

At SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County, we always work to repair rather than replace, helping to save money on your overall water restoration. Call us at (972) 227-0800 when you need our Green Fleet dispatched to your Dallas business for assessment and water cleanup!

Is Mold a Threat for Historic Dallas Properties?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in PPE If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Commercial Structures Can Leave Many Places for Mold to Hide, But our SERVPRO Team Can Help.

Whether it is moist conditions left in the Dallas region after violent weather like the extremely harsh winter snowout or a pipe bursts and leaks that leave areas of your business exposed to water, mold can develop in as little as 48 hours in the appropriate conditions. Because these situations can cause health effects, property owners must act quickly to protect the structure from mold damage and prevent any exposure to customers and staff. 

How Can Historic Dallas Buildings Get Protected from Mold? 

Mold remediation in Dallas involves several actions happening simultaneously when these organisms get recognized. Remediation can involve several possible options, and the choice in these is critical for structures that have historical significance, like the Texas School Book Depository. Some of the options to remove active colonization include: 

  • Soda blasting
  • Surface sanding
  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Controlled demolition

After a mold loss, protecting your business can mean fast and deliberate action from remediation professionals on our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County team. Give us a call today at (972) 227-0800. 

Up Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Game This Season in Dallas

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Compete Online in Dallas for the Ugliest Christmas Sweater While Crafting an Evergreen and Succulent Plaid Planter With Materials and Guidance from Terrarium Therapy

Most ugly Christmas sweater contests leave the "losers" wanting for more. Reward your good taste by changing the narrative when the all-in-fun "fashion" competition pairs with a lovely holiday keepsake you make yourself from Terrarium Therapy. 

Entirely online this holiday season, creating an evergreen and succulent planter is a fun activity for you and the family. Terrarium Therapy sends all the materials ahead of the event, including:

  • A plaid planter
  • Succulents and evergreens
  • Soil, moss, and directions

Our host picks the three sweater contest contenders, and the workshop participants vote for the winner. The prize? A unique plant shipped after the online event.

  • Date: December 19, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: Go to the Virtual Workshop - Ugly Sweater Virtual Plant Party on Eventbrite hosted by Terrarian Therapy on December 19, 2020, to order

Commercial water removal, especially during the holiday season, does not need to be an ugly experience. SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County with the training and equipment required to get you back to business is one call away at (972) 227-0800.

Healthy for the Holidays in Dallas

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

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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A Plumbing Issue in My Dallas Office Building Caused Severe Water Damage. Where Should I Seek Help?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Hire SERVPRO Experts in Dallas To Handle the Commercial Water Damage in Your Office Building!

When you notice that water is seeping into various surfaces in your office building, act immediately to minimize damage. Seek help from professional restorers in Dallas to avoid costly repairs. SERVPRO technicians can restore your office building to its pre-damaged state in a brief period.

Why call professionals?

At SERVPRO, we have a team of technicians who have undergone thorough training to handle the commercial water damage in your Dallas office building. Our technicians use advanced equipment and approved restoration techniques. With our experienced workforce and know-how, we can mitigate the water damage.

What are the possible consequences of water damage in an office building?

A water intrusion incident in your office building can ruin office equipment, supplies, books, furniture, and carpets, among other items. Metal surfaces can also sustain damage. If computers get damaged, the files in them that are not backed up can get lost completely. The incident may also lead to loss of revenue if the normal operations shut down.

Water can also cause secondary damage like mold infestation and ruination of porous building material like drywall and wood. The office may also have poor indoor air quality, which can cause health issues. Our restorers can help you to prevent these and other consequences.

What does commercial water damage restoration involve?

With the decades of experience we have in the restoration industry, we have restored millions of commercial buildings to their preloss state with success. Our water damage mitigation and restoration process usually involve:

    •    Thorough inspection
    •    Water extraction
    •    Drying
    •    Deodorization
    •    Sanitization

How do you identify the areas with water?

During the restoration process, we use our advanced equipment from the beginning to leave no detail behind. We take moisture and humidity readings regularly throughout the procedure to ensure our drying process is effective. Water can get into confined areas that can be costly to repair if demolished. In such a situation, our technicians can use borescopes to check for any contamination.

Do I have to replace the soaked carpets?

If you begin the restoration process on time, we can save your carpet and pad. We can remove the carpet without damaging it using knee kickers, carpet shears, and stair tools. Removing the carpet helps us dry the area effectively. However, if the carpeting has only absorbed a small amount of water, we can dry it effectively.

We can use penetrating moisture meters to get the exact moisture readings to determine the best drying technique. For moderate moisture levels, we can use a low grain refrigerant dehumidifier to dry the affected area.

If your office building has water damage, act immediately by contacting SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 to mitigate the damage, and restore the affected areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Do I Deal With The Water Damage To My Dallas Business?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

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To Professionally Restore Your Dallas Business, Call SERVPRO

Water covering the floor is bad for any Dallas business. It keeps customers and employees out, shutting off the income to pay the bills until removed and the facility dried. Floodwater is even worse, however, than a split inlet hose.

How Much Worse Can Floodwater Be?

Since it contains contaminants and debris picked up from the outside as it entered your BBQ restaurant in Dallas, commercial flood damage involves far more time and effort when it comes to cleaning. SERVPRO specialists use a series of cleaning agents that not only neutralize any bacteria in the water or on the affected property; they also reduce the risk of mold infesting the structure afterward.

Does It Affect SERVPRO’s Other Efforts to Restore My Restaurant?

Before our team members begin removing water, they have to spray the surface and all affected surfaces with the anti-bacterial agents. After that, we perform other operations in the same manner. There is only one added step in the process, and that is to spray every item now no longer under the floodwater before cleaning.

How Long Does All This Take?

Like any other task with alleviating flood damage, it depends on the size of your building, how much water got inside, and high it rose. That can mean one or several weeks. The smaller the facility, the quicker SERVPRO specialists can complete cleaning it and move on to the other tasks:

    •    Cleaning every affected surface
    •    Drying the surfaces
    •    Examining property for non-restorable damage
    •    Disposal of carpets and other items that cannot be returned to a safe, clean state
    •    Replacement of drywall, floor trim, and other structural property

To schedule a service call or if you have more questions, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 today. We are here to help reopen businesses here, in Cedar Hill, and the surrounding area.

What Do I Do When My Dallas Café Bathroom Sink Overflows?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

pure blue water with air bubbles on white background Our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County team can help after a water loss.

We Have a Fast and Reliable Response to Your Emergencies, Offering Efficient Drying and Extraction Solutions to Keep Your Dallas Business Going

Overflowing or malfunctioning bathroom fixtures can leave a pool of water on the linoleum tile in the bathroom area of your Dallas café. By the time that a customer notifies you of a problem in the facilities, this issue could become more complicated than just needing a mop and towels.

We understand the priority to keep your business going, and that is why we offer efficient water removal for Dallas structures. We have several approaches that can help to prevent your café from entirely shutting down by working to limit the recovery area to the bathroom. Efficient extraction and drying tools are at the heart of this endeavor, as this can help to eliminate the spread of moisture and water loss effects to more sensitive materials like the carpet in the lobby.

Can My Business Stay Open?

Containment Barriers
Physical barriers prevent foot traffic into the damaged area but can also prevent the migration of water loss effects until you close up for the night, and we can bring in our professionals to clean and dry up the damaged area.

Efficient Extraction
Water removal is not universal, and there are multiple tools we use during this phase of mitigation. With the pooling water on the linoleum flooring, our team might choose to use wet vacuums and squeegee wands to remove surface water.

After-Hours Restoration
Nothing can turn off the patrons of your café more than a substantial restoration presence in the damaged area and moving in and out of the building. It might even cause unnecessary worry. Once we can establish containment, we can wait until after you typically close to begin restoration.

Our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County team can help after a water loss. Give our technicians a call today at (972) 227-0800.

What are Common Causes of Commercial Property Fires in Dallas?

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged commercial building This looks like a total loss, but we were able to restore this building and get the owners 'back in business.'

Human Error is a Leading Cause of Dallas Area Commercial Fires

A fire can cause untold fire damage in Dallas to business, both emotional and financial, and the paperwork and insurance claims that ensue can create much hassle and headaches for the business owner. There are several reasons why a fire could break out in a commercial building.

The Most Common Causes of Commercial Fires

Human Error

Plenty of fires are caused by simple mistakes which are usually not meant maliciously. A cigarette butt that wasn’t put out completely or a coffee pot which was left on accidentally can cause a huge fire and subsequent Dallas fire damage to break out fast. Misusing common equipment is one of the most common causes of commercial fires. The best way to prevent these fires is to make sure that all visitors and employees are made aware of how to use all electrical equipment properly and to give designated smoking areas that have secure places to put out cigarettes. Fires have unfortunately been set by people deliberately who have bad intentions, and this is one of the leading causes of workplace damage and injuries in commercial building fires. The business owners are affected by arson, and it makes a risk for firefighters and employees and can result in job loss for the workers. There are various reasons why people commit arson, which can include disgruntled employees, the desire to collect insurance money and vandalism.

Arson

Fires have unfortunately been set by people deliberately who have bad intentions, and this is one of the leading causes of workplace damage and injuries in commercial building fires. The business owners are affected by arson, and it makes a risk for firefighters and employees and can result in job loss for the workers. There are various reasons why people commit arson, which can include disgruntled employees, the desire to collect insurance money and vandalism.


Furnaces, Boilers and Water Heaters


Even though these pieces of equipment are vital to the functioning of a commercial building, if they’ve been installed improperly or maintained incorrectly, the fire risk can be high. These fires are sometimes also due to human error like when combustible materials are stored too close to boilers, furnaces and water heaters. Make sure your business has a fire safety plan to help make sure everyone is safe in case of a fire in your business.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

At SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County, we can help with cleaning up any commercial fire damage surrounding Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Lancaster areas. We are a locally owned and operated business available to help with all of your fire damage cleanup and restoration needs. Call us at (972) 227-0800 today to help mitigate your fire damage.

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How do Professional Restoration Services Restore Commercial Water Damage in Dallas?

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in water damaged room We have he right equipment to handle any water damage restoration job big or small. Call us right away we are available 24/7 so there is no bad time.

SERVPRO Details How Commercial Water Removal is Tackled in Dallas

Dallas businesses can and do suffer through the same disasters as area homes. Unlike residences, when a business closes, it directly affects the livelihood of the owner and every employee. The loss of a few days’ sales or a large amount of inventory can stop the receipts and paychecks needed to keep the lights on where they both work and live.

In a Dallas leather goods store, commercial water damage can come in many forms. SERVPRO response teams quickly remove water, dry both property and the interior of the building, and treat soaked and spotted leather goods.

Team members start with pumping out standing water from the faulty sprinklers or other plumbing issues. To eliminate the remaining water, they adjust smaller extraction devices for use on concrete, wood floors, and commercial carpeting.

Next, they inspect the walls and sub-flooring for trapped water. If there is any present, SERVPRO technicians carefully drill into floorboards or drywall in corners or other points normally unseen by customers and employees. Then, they insert hoses connected to air movers and force warm, dry air into the spaces to force out moisture, dry the area, and lower the humidity to prevent both the loss of building material and mold growth.

As for clearing and drying the facility happens, other team members use a combination of water, leather cleaners and drying equipment to eliminate or reduce the effects of water damage. If a coat, for example, is soaked, then technicians carefully hang it up and evenly dry it. They use air movers to generate warm air, fans to increase circulation, and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air, so natural evaporation increases without harming the garment.

For spotted items, technicians wet the item, like a pair of boots, to reduce the appearance of the water spots and other marks. Then, they evenly blot the boots with cloths or use the same devices to dry them carefully. Where needed for soaked and spotted items, they use special leather cleaners that can remove light water marks without harming the coat, boots, or other goods.

At SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County, our goal is to keep fellow businesses, well, in business. If you have had a recent water disaster of any size, call us today at (972) 227-0800. We are here for you.

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Commercial Water Cleanup Services In Dallas

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

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We Scale Commercial Water Cleanup Services to Fit Your Business’ Immediate Needs in Dallas

Office buildings, cafes, factories, and other businesses in Dallas all rely on their plumbing to bring in fresh, clean water and their drain lines for hand-washing and toilet flushing. Plumbing lines can travel from one end to another, making facilities convenient for tenants and employees, as well as providing workstations with water.

When one of these many water lines or drains break inside the walls of a business in Dallas, SERVPRO’s commercial water cleanup services can mitigate the situation and keep water damage from becoming a more serious problem. From a slipped line on a drinking fountain to a backed-up toilet to a broken dishwashing sprayer, we can get things cleaned up, the area secure and dry, and check for water damage in areas where moisture may have migrated.

Minor appliances can cause major amounts of damage when a water line loosens, and water starts seeping around the connection. Our building crew can repair most minor problems like this, but we know that for more complicated repairs, a licensed repair technician needs to perform the work to protect any warranties. We work with several in the area and can help save time by contacting them if you wish for us to do this. Pipes and joints in your plumbing system can also leak, dripping water behind walls and under counters.

Because water can end up almost anywhere, we use infrared cameras that let us see where water is creating a temperature difference. Water keeps things cool, so lower-temperature areas often contain more moisture than similar, dryer materials.

Cleaning up wet areas and getting them dry protects your business from secondary water damage. Keeping such damages to a minimum helps keep costs manageable and under control, also. Where needed, we rinse areas or apply antimicrobial agents. We want to prevent damage as we perform water cleanup work.

If your business in Cedar Hill, Hutchins, or Seagoville has a watery mess, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for water cleanup services. We can tailor these to your exact needs and prevent future problems. Our 24/7 number is (972) 227-0800.

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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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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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Commercial Water Damage Removal Is Not Something You Want to Do Alone

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

People in the office standing on carpet Don't let your office get closed after water damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Carpet Removal and Replacement After Dallas Water Losses

Flooring can often see the worst of water loss incidents in your Dallas office building. While much of the main floors of the facility have gotten covered with short pile carpeting, padding, and a concrete base, you still want to avoid the need to replace these materials whenever possible. However, when the situation has become too severe for our advanced drying and moisture removal tactics, we begin the process of removing portions of the carpet and replacing it.

Dallas office water damage is never expressly contained to the flooring materials and nothing else. As stressful as the situation might be, you must first address the water effects throughout the property before you can get into the replacement and repair portions of recovery. Our SERVPRO team has qualified professionals to help you through each of these phases, from licensed commercial contractors to certified water restoration technicians accredited through the standard-setting Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

Once moisture and dampness concerns have gotten successfully addressed in your office, we can begin more closely inspecting the flooring to determine its structural integrity and strength. While short pile carpeting might be easier to maintain for high-trafficked areas like you might expect with both the staff and client movement within your facility, it is also easy to saturate when exposed to spreading water damage. 

This moisture can penetrate the top layer and move beyond the base of the carpet to the padding beneath, ultimately reaching and leeching into the concrete under these layers. A point gets reached where the only suitable recovery solution left is to repair and replace this material. With our team of experienced contractors in-house, we can ensure a seamless transition between vital loss mitigation and remediation to the build back and reinstallation needs that your property has.

Office buildings serve many clients and provide stable employment for multiple qualified professionals on your team. To prevent prolonged periods without work, and without meeting the needs of your loyal clientele, professional restoration and reconstruction can help.

Our SERVPRO professionals can unstick carpeting to begin pulling it up from the baseboards against the walls. With an understanding of how badly damaged the subflooring and padding has become, we know if these materials need focused drying or if tear-out and replacement are necessary to make it “Like it never even happened.” We can remove portions of carpeting or an entire room, depending on what your damaged office needs. 

We are a local team of qualified professionals here to help. You can reach our experienced SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County restorers anytime at (972) 227-0800.

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

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

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.

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Our Trained Professionals Will Help You Get Back To Business In Dallas

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

When our trucks arrive you can rest easy knowing we have the necessary equipment, expertise and training to handle any water damage to your business.

Strategies that Improve Results During Commercial Water Removal in Dallas Hotels

In a hotel where you offer accommodation services, the risk of water damage is high because any of the guests that frequent the place can leave the water running in their rooms. Also, the plumbing lines that crisscross the facility can leak or burst any time releasing water all over the property. Having a sound recovery strategy can minimize the downtime your business suffers when such an incident happens. We offer professional restoration services to hotel businesses in Dallas.

Performing rapid commercial water removal in Dallas is essential since it forestalls most of the damages likely to occur. Such speedy extraction is only possible with the use of advanced equipment and skills. Our SERVPRO technicians undergo training and IICRC certification in different areas including ASD, Applied Structural Drying and WRT, Water Damage Restoration, equipping them with advanced skills. We can drill weep holes or make flood cuts to release water from the structure.

Depending on the point of origin, the water spill can cause various complications. A spill originating in upper floors can cause the water to flow into wall cavities or the rooms beneath complicating the extraction process because such water can remain hidden. Our SERVPRO technicians anticipate such problems, which is why we use advanced equipment such as thermal cameras to check for wetness in concealed areas. We also use sophisticated equipment such as injecti-dry systems to remove such water with minimal demolition.

In a hotel, beddings and other linens can absorb water retaining high amounts of moisture even after extracting the standing pools. Such moisture presents many problems because guests cannot use the rooms in such a state. Mold and bad odor also develop easily under moist conditions. Our SERVPRO crews take different steps to dry wet areas after water spills. We can use sophisticated equipment such as high-speed air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers remove moisture. We can also create drying chambers using plastic sheets to accelerate the drying rate.

In case of a water spill in your Cedar Hill, Lancaster or Hutchins area hotel, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County to assist in water extraction. You can reach us at (972) 227-0800 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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The Top Three Reasons SERVPRO Will Get You Back In Business In Dallas

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our team responds quickly and will immediately began the restoration process of your business after it is effected by water damage.

Getting Doors Open Faster After Water Removal in Dallas Convenience Stores with SERVPRO

Fast water removal from your convenience store in Dallas should be your foremost priority after a flood or other water damaging event. The longer water remains in your business, the more customers you lose, and the more expensive damage restoration procedures may become. As a locally owned and operated company, SERVPRO knows just how important it is to keep doors open and businesses thriving in the local community, and so we always provide our fastest and best services for local stores in need.

Faster Service
Calling SERVPRO for water removal from your Dallas convenience store guarantees a response within hours. We maintain readiness on a 24/7 basis to make sure that we begin to extract standing water and dry out the premises in as little time as possible after the disaster. These fast responses help to keep costs in check and prevent much more severe problems such as mold growth from developing. We also stock the kind of heavy-duty industrial equipment that is vital to keeping extraction times small even for larger floor spaces and floods.

Rapid Restorations
Once the area is dry, we provide damage restoration services that have become renowned nationwide for their speed and effectiveness in a commercial environment. With the aid of specially-made industrial cleaning solutions and time-tested restorative measures, we can bring your store back to the state it was in before the disaster without replacing much if any of the store's furniture and features. By the time we pack up and leave, customers may never know there was ever a flood or water damage in the store.

Business-Specific Services
Local companies prefer to work with SERVPRO for damage restoration projects thanks to our robust set of business-specific tools and services. Our inventory evaluation and management services help you keep track of what can be put back on shelves, what can be resold elsewhere, and what must be replaced. We also offer the Emergency Ready Profile system, which allows you to upload documents to our servers to help us better prepare for future incidents at your location and enables you to call for help with just the press of a button.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County can help your store recover quickly from a flood and get doors open to customers faster. Call us at (972) 227-0800.

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

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

When a sink leak has occurred in your Dallas hotel, other areas of the building can be affected.

Commercial Water Removal For A Leak In Your Dallas Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Unwanted Water Interrupts Play in Your Dallas Indoor Playgrounds

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Broken pipes cause the playground to be closed. Let SERVPRO dry out the playground so that your kids can get back to playing.

Water Removal Operations for Commercial Facilities In Dallas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Leaky Sink Can Cause Water Damage To Your Dallas Restaurant

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

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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Commercial Water Removal Procedures In Dallas

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

If a pipe breaks on the second floor of a building, your lower level clothing store in can receive excessive damage to your products.

Commercial Water Removal Procedures

If a pipe breaks on the second floor of a building, your lower level clothing store in Dallas can receive excessive damage to your products and building materials. Water that pours into your shop from the ceiling down can ruin many different materials. The ceiling first retains water then it can flow down the walls to the floor.

Moisture inside the ceiling cavity can cause potential safety hazards. Whenever starting commercial water removal in Dallas, the first step is to secure the work area. Any drywall that is weak and has a possibility of falling gets removed. In many cases, the power gets shut off, and any electrical hazards get repaired.

After the work area is deemed safe for all workers and customers, the extraction and drying process begins. To start, our SERVPRO technicians formulate a work plan that removes water as quickly as possible. We structure our initial plan of attack so that we can complete the mitigation procedures while your business keeps operating.

If moisture stays inside your store for too long secondary damage can take place. Moisture can ruin the structural integrity of materials over time causing them to need replacement. If moisture stays inside organic materials for longer than 48 hours mold growth can occur.

Sometimes after water has been extracted and dried out, foul odors still exist. When some materials get wet, they put off pungent, mildew-like odors. After all, moisture gets removed the final step is to clean and deodorize your clothing store.

In a clothing shop, many of your products are made out of fabric which is a porous material that can hold in foul odors. If the smell is present throughout the building, there is a good chance your products are affected. If your inventory is creating unpleasant aromas, there are some steps we can take to remove the smells.

In some scenarios, an ultra-low volume fogger gets used to remove odors. A wet fogger breaks chemicals down to microscopic particles that penetrate into porous materials. The chemicals then pair with particles neutralizing the foul aromas.

In other cases, an ozone machine works to remove mildew-like odors. The ozone machine sends out O3 particles that oxidize odor particles, neutralizes the aromas they put off. For professional help with the deodorization of your business, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 24/7.

Understanding the Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Process at Your Dallas Restaurant

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Cleans-up and Restores Your Restaurant Kitchen Fire in Dallas

Inspection and Following Protocols by SERVPRO Expedite Fire & Smoke Cleanup

A fire can cause significant structural and monetary damage to your business. Not only do you have to shell out money to restore the damage, but you also lose commerce during the restoration period as well.

Understanding the commercial fire damage to your Dallas eatery can help you set realistic expectations. The time required and the success of the restoration process depends on the scale and severity of the damage. Not all fires are alike, and understandably, some damage is more straightforward to clean up and restore than other.

Minor fire damage
Minor damage involves damage to only a areas in your establishment. The amount of the smoke and soot residue is also light or moderate at most. Such type of damage can be restored quite easily. SERVPRO technicians can use a dry or wet cleaning to eliminate the residue from floors, walls and even from contents as well. You can have a short restoration period if the fire damage is minor.

Medium fire damage
If the damage is medium, there is usually moderate to heavy smoke residue on surfaces. The cleaning process involves wet cleaning and can take significantly more time. Chemical powder fire suppressent systems located in commercial kitchens can in of itself create quite a mess. Some of the areas or items may even have to be replaced in such kind of damage. Odor control is also a big problem with fires of this size. Consequently, it can require more time for SERVPRO professionals to clean the damage of this scale thoroughly.

Major fire damage     
In case of a major fire damage incidence, the damage due to the heat can be severe. There can even be a significant amount of structural damage that may require repairs. Smoke and soot can spread on extensive areas following such a magnitude of damage. Restoring major fire damage to a restaurant can take a long time. Emergency services including boarding up the structure, establishing a source of electricity may be needed during the restoration process. SERVPRO strives to establish your site for a renovation as soon as possible when significant fire damage has closed down your place of business.

Whether your establishment has a minor, medium or major fire damage, SERVPRO technicians are by your side.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 today to schedule an appointment with a rep or project manager.

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Protect Your Dallas Law Firm With Fast Water Removal Services

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is here to help your business recover.

Prepare Your Firm in Dallas Before Water Damage Strikes

Your Dallas law office has many people who depend on it every day. Whether you are standing up for the little guy or representing some of the giant corporations in the city, your presence is one that must get felt every day. That is why when significant water damage occurs to your firm, you do not have the luxury of waiting to try and clean up the mess on your own. People depend on your doors to stay open, their information to stay protected, and your firm to be available whenever they need it.

Emergencies that leave high volumes of water through specific areas of your firm could significantly jeopardize your ability to represent those that count on you the most. When you are in need of Dallas water removal services, you can always count on our SERVPRO team to show up quickly and get right to work on restoring the area and preventing the problem from getting any worse.

You likely do not need to be reminded of the significant amount of sensitive information that gets contained within the walls of your firm’s headquarters. Large volumes of water could destroy these documents and thousands of dollars’ worth of high-end electronics and computers that might also be in the vicinity. That is why responding quickly to a water emergency is critical to both your business and your clients.

Our SERVPRO team make short work of assessing the source of the problem and repairing the water damage to whatever the cause might be. This repair allows the team to assess the structural damage while simultaneously working to extract the water that has been pouring onto the floors. With higher volumes of water and pooling, the technicians utilize a pump truck from our fleet to quickly and efficiently extract all of the water from the area, leaving just a drying process with air movers and dehumidifiers.

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Protecting the information of your client base and the structural integrity of your firm is paramount when faced with an emergency that requires water removal services. Do not hesitate in these instances to call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County. Our emergency response team can be reached anytime at (972) 227-0800.

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How SERVPRO Helps Electronics Stores in Dallas After Significant Water Damage Occurs

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the skills and expertise to save your electronics store after commercial water damage.

SERVPRO Offers Thorough, Fast, and Professional Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services

Water damage to an electronics store in Dallas is never easy to clean up. In addition to typical retail conditions of an ample floor space, unusual layouts, and poor drainage setups, electronics stores also contain a vast quantity of water-sensitive merchandise that could become a severe financial blow if mishandled. Recovering from significant water damage in such a store is difficult, and almost always requires the help of a well-equipped and prepared damage mitigation and restoration company like SERVPRO.

Thorough, Complete Work

Our work in repairing the effects of water damage to Dallas electronics stores is well renowned for its thoroughness and palatability to customers. Even small signs of remaining damage after doors reopen can ward off customers, and could be misinterpreted as signs of dilapidation and poor maintenance. We work with customers in mind when conducting restorations, ensuring that the store looks as good as or better than before the incident. We treat commercial locations with priority and make sure that as many resources as necessary are diverted to get your business back on its feet.

Fast Damage Restoration

Like most retail locations, your business probably relies on a steady customer base purchasing products on a regular schedule to stay afloat. Large-scale water damage can close doors entirely, making fast treatments a necessity for the survival of the business. SERVPRO action plans are designed with speed and efficiency in mind and are custom to each store location so that our work can be as effective as possible.

Professional Communications and Insurance Dealings

Proper businesses thrive on partners that act professionally and responsibly, and our representatives strive to live up to these standards. We negotiate with you and any relevant third parties including insurance companies with care and punctuality, to make the process go smoothly for everyone involved. In addition, while we cannot handle restoration and recovery of electronic merchandise, we maintain contact with qualified professionals in the area to make sure your damaged inventory finds its way into capable and efficient hands.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is a local damage mitigation and restoration company that has the tools and training necessary to take on even the largest commercial water disasters. Call us at (972) 227-0800.  

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PASS Technique Helps Dallas Office Employees Prevent Fire Damage

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Mitigation and Prevention with SERVPRO's ERP Mobile App Available to Dallas Enterprises

Dallas Businesses Benefit from SERVPRO's ERP Program to Mitigate or Prevent Fires and Harm

Fire damage is a risk for any business. There are many fire hazards in an office, including combustible materials such as paper or card, electronic appliances, and even dust. SERPVRO would like you to know that it is wise to be prepared for a blaze and make sure employees know what to do. One technique that is useful for Dallas office employees is the PASS technique.
 
Business managers in Dallas know it is essential to reduce the risk of fire damage if possible. One way of mitigating risks is training employees to use a fire extinguisher when necessary.
 
The PASS technique stands for “Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep.” Let us look at each point individually.
 
Pull means pull the pin on the extinguisher to make the device ready to discharge.
 
Aim means direct the nozzle at the base of the fire. Focusing on the top of the flames is not efficient – aiming for the base is the only way to smother them and stop the blaze.
 
Squeeze is simple – it means to depress the handle on the unit to release the extinguishing agent.
 
Sweep means move the nozzle from side to side in a sweeping motion across the base of the flames.
 
SERVPRO recommends teaching the PASS technique to every employee. One way to ensure everyone knows what to do is our Emergency Ready Plan, an app that helps you put together an emergency plan. You can use ERP to create a document of critical information in the event of an incident. Why not include the PASS technique in that plan so employees can access it when they need to?
 
There are times when it is not possible to extinguish a blaze before it gets out of control. In cases of smoke and fire damage to your business premises, SERVPRO is on hand to help with cleanup. Our IICRC-certified technicians are ready to scrub, scrape, clean and deodorize to leave your business “Like it never even happened.”
 
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Dallas Commercial Water Damage

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

No matter how severe the water damage may be, SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County will be there to help!

Water Damage in Your Dallas Commercial Property?

For a business, disaster means twice the cost. Even a partial shutdown or temporary closing means income lost that could have gone to repairs and restoration. Worse for a small business, the loss of several day’s receipts may affect their ability to meet payroll that week.

SERVPRO understands that commercial water damage to a Dallas sporting goods store means this and even more. The first bill that gets paid late can turn into a flood of missed and late payments that does as much damage as a broken inlet pipe. It is our job to reopen the doors as quickly as possible and keep the costs to a minimum.

The emphasis on restoration for a sporting goods store is removing water and drying out the structure and various types of store property. We first eliminate any standing water to provide a safe environment for our team members and the business owners. Our SERVPRO technicians bring in pumps and generators if needed to remove water over two inches in depth. If the amount is less than two inches, we bring in water extractors.
These devices quickly remove standing water and are also useful to draw water out of carpets and floors.

As technicians remove water, other team members begin the process of setting up dehumidifiers to dry the air and property inside the store. Depending on the size of the machine, we can draw more than 20 gallons of water from the air each day. To speed up the process, we also set up air movers at key points inside the store and all entrances. The idea here is to replace the damp, inside air with drier air from outside the affected structure.

The dehumidification process is also very useful to dry property that has absorbed more moisture than normal but not soaked with water. For property that is soaked, we move everything out of the water and out of the structure if needed. Technicians use more air movers to force air over the property to dry it before damage sets in permanently.

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Reopening a business quickly after a disaster is vital to keeping the doors open permanently. SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is here to help our fellow business owners get their stores back open to serve our community. If you need our help, call today at (972) 227-0800.

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Get The Assistance You Need To Defend Your Dallas Hotel From Water Damage

5/17/2017 (Permalink)

The truth is that every area is susceptible to water damage, sooner or later most businesses suffer some degree of loss related to water.

Defend Against Commercial Water Damage

The truth is that every area is susceptible to water damage, sooner or later most businesses suffer some degree of loss related to water. You can be the type of hotel owner that plans ahead, obtaining a full, free initial inspection and have the ability to pick which problems you want to defend against, or you can simply respond to issues as they happen and hope for the best.

You need to ask yourself if you want to leave the fate of your Dallas hotel to chance. Commercial water damage can come quick, without warning, causing catastrophic problems from which you may never recover. Most property owners that do not plan ahead, simply do not recover easily. Regardless of how you decide to handle these issues, it would not hurt to learn more about which types of incidents frequently occur in your area.

Flash floods or flooding, in general, occur in all 50 states. With recent shifts in weather patterns, even businesses in low-to-moderate risk areas face flood damage claims every day. Torrential rains, melting snow, inadequate drainage systems, and breaks in local levees or dams all have the potential to harm your business in significant ways. That does not include the thousands of possibilities surrounding water intrusions caused by other than indoor water or natural sources.

Contacting a reputable local restoration company, such as SERVPRO, can help you put a plan in place to reduce the impact water damage has on your business. Our technicians can provide you with some helpful tips and suggestions you can use to limit the losses you experience during an emergency. You can put together an Emergency Ready Plan using our online application that improves your businesses chance of recovery, giving you the help you need to manage crisis situations whenever an event occurs.

SERVPRO technicians have several years experience and hold IICRC water damage restoration certification used to address significant events that happen on your property. We handle everything from broken suppression systems to sewage system backups, drainage, foundation, basement, doors and window issues that can cause extensive damage to electronic data processing equipment, carpeting, walls, and paper files.

Give SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County a call to receive advice and recommendations specific to your situation and schedule your initial inspection today (972) 227-0800.

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Water Damage Abatement After Drainage Backups In Your Dallas Retail Space

3/18/2017 (Permalink)

Even cleaner water must be removed quickly as microbial growth contaminates the moisture and your wet inventory or other articles within 48 hours.

Water Damage Abatement


It is difficult enough to manage your plumbing issues, but when you share space and roof drainage system and a sewer link up with other retailers, their problems become yours. A roof drain or sewer backup in a neighboring business easily sends potentially contaminated water into the storage areas of your business as well. If you own the building, it is your responsibility to mitigate the plumbing or drain issue and perhaps restore the water damage. If you rent the space, you still need the professionals from SERVPRO to restore the damage once the drain flows freely again.

Coping with water damage within your Dallas retail store is particularly concerning if the source of the water is a sewer backup. Sewage has a high probability of containing infectious waste. Any inventory, fixtures, or furnishings that come in contact with this contaminated water need to be discarded. If the water instead entered because of a flat roof drain back up the water may be less hazardous. Our technicians have training in evaluating the quality of the water damaging your retail space.

Regardless of the source of the water damage, it is crucial to locate where the water is entering and to determine whether soaked items are safe to clean and restore. SERVPRO staff consults with the project manager or supervisor assigned to your job before giving you a final recommendation on what steps need to be taken to return your retail storage area and contents to preloss condition. Even cleaner water must be removed quickly as microbial growth contaminates the moisture and your wet inventory or other articles within 48 hours.

Plan for water damage mitigation in your retail space by developing an Emergency Ready Plan, beginning with an inspection by one of our staff. We point out problem areas in your store and storage area at no charge. Then you download our mobile app and answer a series of questions that identify your trusted staff and outline your priorities in the event water damages your business.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is ready to attend to your commercial water damage needs. Call us at (972) 227-0800 after water infiltrates, or, better yet, contact us before a problem occurs to plan for any disaster.

Avoiding Mold Damage In Your Lancaster Restaurant

1/17/2017 (Permalink)

Restaurants in Lancaster and Mold Need SERVPRO

Count on SERVPRO to Mitigate Mold Damage and Keep Your Food Cooking

A typical commercial building can feature weak spots where water leakage could contribute to mold damage in the restaurants or other businesses sharing the premises. If you experience water seepage or leaking because of torrential rains on a poorly draining flat roof or condensation around an overworked air conditioner, it is crucial to get SERVPRO on site as soon as possible. Eliminating the roof leak or condensation moisture is the first step toward avoiding mold damage in a restaurant. Understanding how mold can gain a foothold in your business is something every business owner must master so we can work together to stop the growth of mold and mildew now and limit the risk of it recurring in the future.

Nothing is more unappetizing or has more potential to stop your foodservice business in its tracks than a proliferation of mold damage any area of-of your Lancaster restaurant. Mold spores are always floating in the air, both inside and out of structures. When the mold is fed with a combination of water and organic materials upon which to grow a severe outbreak can occur within 48 hours. Clean and contaminated water are equally at fault in encouraging growth of mold. Once the mold takes hold, you will need our professional expertise to take all necessary steps to complete the mold remediation process, essential for you to continue to pass local inspections and keep your premises clean and the air healthy for both employees and patrons.
 
The first step in mold remediation is to contain it, making certain it does not move into areas currently free of microbial growth. SERVPRO staff may use a variety of techniques to contain the outbreak, including installing plastic sheeting, sealing of ducts, and employing negative air pressure. Depending on the extent of the mold damage a system of clean rooms and decontamination areas may be established. Unless all sectors of mold growth occur on non-porous surfaces that can be successfully disinfected, it is likely sections of drywall, insulation, and wood may need to be removed carefully, with the mold still attached. These materials will need to be handled as hazardous waste. Before equipment can be moved in by our technicians to reduce moisture, spores must be allowed to settle and all affected areas cleaned from the top down. Once the majority of spores are removed by the use of air scrubbers, we will use air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce the amount of humidity to less than 45 percent. Continued vigilance to identify sources of leaks and condensation will be necessary to prevent mold from becoming a problem again.
 
Team up with SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County to manage the risk of a mold outbreak in your restaurant. Call (972) 227-0800 to arrange for an inspection and mold remediation, including tips on how to avoid microbial growth in the future.

Developing a Business Emergency Plan and Hiring Restoration Services

6/4/2016 (Permalink)

Natural Disaster - Flooding

SERVPRO Technicians Are Quickly Able To Restore Your Business Back To Operational

It’s not uncommon for a business owner and their employees to devise a recovery plan for natural disasters. Since natural disasters like earthquakes, fires, floods, storms and other things can completely interrupt an operation, getting things back up and running quickly is one of the primary goals and objectives in ensuring the Cedar Hill Commercial Damage plan will work smoothly and efficiently. While parts of the plan will address getting the computers and networks systems back up and running quickly, another essential element of the project is ensuring the business facility is inhabitable as well. By planning for natural disasters in advance, the company will stand a better chance of surviving without having to close its doors permanently.
 
To that end, the development of the Cedar Hill Commercial Damage plan that they create should include who to contact if employees are standing in flood waters or the employees are standing outside of the building being protected from smoke and fire. Regardless of the circumstances, it is essential that the owner and key employees know who to call in these situations. More importantly, they should have our commercial restoration services contact number available in their business emergency plan. It is also important that the business owner and their representatives know and understand the core services that we provide during these times.

When flood waters enter a business facility and completely covers the first floor, the owner will need to contact SERVPRO technicians immediately for this clean up job. These technicians are not only highly trained to handle these services, but they also have access to some of the most advanced equipment and tools needed to manage these jobs effectively and efficiently.

For instance, this team of professionals will use commercial water pumps and sump pumps to remove the excess water from the building and this will help to remediate Cedar Hill water damage. The sump pumps are not only used to make the job easier, but also to facilitate the process more swiftly, particularly as it redirects the water that is collected into other places like a nearby storm drain. Also, to ensure the floors and carpeting are completely dry, our team of technicians is also equipped in using air movers to complete the drying the flooring and carpeting in the building. This equipment has been designed to ensure no moisture is left behind.

Because natural disasters can occur at any time of the day or night, our team provides 24/7 emergency services for our clients. The equipment used to restore the property to the pre-loss condition can differ based on the need. Therefore, we have equipment like hygrometers, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, fogging devices, and other essential commercial tools to take off a diversity of situations. So, for those of you who are devising an emergency disaster plan for your business operations, you can contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for assistance at 972-227-0800 today.

Commercial Damage in Dallas Caused by Flooding

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and Water Damage Illustration

Water Damage Falls Into Three Main Categories

In commercial buildings, Dallas flood damage can quickly escalate from minor to something that can affect several floors and offices if it is not addressed right away. The damage might be imperceptibly slow and small, like water spots which eventually can mar a surface, or it could be instantaneous and catastrophic, such as in the case of a flood. Water damage, however quickly it happens, is a major contributor to your property becoming damaged.


With any type of water damage, a fast response is the key. Most items and fixtures can be saved, depending on the loss category, and if it is addressed in the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours.


Water damage is generally classified into one of three categories, of which you can read about below:


Category 1 Water or Clean Water 


This is a source of water which doesn’t pose a big threat to humans. Examples of this are broken water supply lines, sink or tub overflows or appliances which have malfunctioned involving water supply lines.


Category 2 or Grey Water


This refers to a source of water which has a good amount of biological, chemical or physical contaminates and will cause sickness or discomfort when exposed to or even consumed. This kind of water carries nutrients of microorganisms and microorganisms. This commercial flood damage near Dallas can include toilet bowls with just urine, seepage from hydrostatic failure, sump pump failures, and water discharge from washing machines and dishwashers.


Category 3 Water or Grey Water


Category 3 water or grey water is grossly unsanitary water. It contains fungi and harmful bacteria, and unsanitary agents, which cause severe sickness or discomfort. Contaminated water sources which affect the environment indoors is are Category 3 losses. This contaminated water includes water sources from seawater, sewage, ground surface water, rising water from streams or rivers or standing water. Grey Water or Category 2 Water which is not removed promptly from your structure or has stayed stagnant for 48-72 hours could be reclassified as Category 3 Water. A backflow from a toilet which begins from beyond the toilet trap is thought of as black water contamination, no matter the color or the content of the water.


Various measures and removal methods need to be used depending upon the category of water that you have in your building. These quick actions and removal methods are especially why you need to speak with us at SERVPRO, as we have all of the special equipment, experience, and knowledge to know which category of water you are dealing with and how to best remove it and clean it.


Commercial flood damage in Dallas needs to be handled by the experts, so contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County by calling us at (972) 227-0800. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to take care of your emergency and get your structure back to proper working order as quickly as possible

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas

11/4/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguishers Are Good For Business

In Dallas, SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Commercial Property

One of the most debilitating and costly catastrophes that a business owner in Dallas may encounter is a fire. In addition to generating fire damage, fires can cause smoke and soot damage. Additionally, fires can result in the accumulation of standing water due to the fire extinguishing work; that precipitates mold growth. Finally, fires result in strong smells that require extensive, thorough odor removal. Despite the fact that fires can cause a wide range of problems, commercial property owners who secure high-quality commercial fire damage restoration can limit their stress levels while having their business space restored with speed and cost effectiveness. Learn more about how a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO can help recover your commercial space by reviewing the steps they implement to make it happen:

Step One: The Property Assessment. The first step that a commercial fire damage restoration company will complete after arriving on your property is a property assessment. This assessment will help the restoration experts from SERVPRO determine the extent of fire damage done to your property. During the assessment, they will check for damage like broken windows, remaining fire hazards, and structural integrity. After completing the assessment, the restoration experts will put an action plan in place. If you have damaged roofs, doors, walls, or windows, the recovery team will secure the affected regions using tarps, plywood, and even fencing. Securing against theft and vandalism will save you time and money.

Step Two: The Clean-Up. Once restoration experts ensure the structural safety of your property, they will move forward with the clean-up process. Typically, the clean-up work will include water removal and drying. The fire damage specialists will utilize equipment like water pumps, wet-vacs, dehumidifiers and air-movers to expedite and optimize these restoration processes. The equipment is effective in mitigating mold growth and reducing damage to materials like carpet and upholstery by following guidelines set forth by the IICRC. In addition to completing the water removal and drying processes, the recovery experts from SERVPRO will eliminate all unwanted soot and smoke from your commercial property. The fire damage specialists can also offer restoration services for vital documents like photographs and paintings.

Step Three: Fire Damage Restoration. After the commercial fire damage restoration process is finished, the remediation company will complete the restoration work. This can involve a wide range of processes, including the repair and painting of damaged walls and the installation of new carpet. Structural damage will also be addressed and resolved at this point. Throughout the restoration process, you need to work directly with your insurance agent to ensure that you attain maximum coverage for damages. SERVPRO is a preferred vendor to over 315 insurance companies, government agencies, and property management companies. Working in tandem, the fire damage restoration can move quickly and with fewer costs.

Don't Delay-Get Great Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services Today for Your Dallas Business

When you find that your Dallas commercial property is subjected to fire, call the professionals of SERVPRO. In so doing, you'll hire access to comprehensive restoration services that are customized to get your commercial property back in pre-loss condition. All of our IICRC-certified professionals offer 24/7 emergency services as well as complimentary estimates.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency in Dallas, Cedar Hill, or Lancaster regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are a network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country. to respond to large scale events and disasters. Call us. (972) 227-0800