Dallas Residents Can Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration
SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is Available 24/7 for Water Removal Services of Any Size
Initially settled by the Caddo Indians, the territory now known as Dallas was first settled by John Neely Bryan in 1839 as a trading post and turned into a larger settlement named after his brother, Commodore Alexander James Dallas. Today, the city is home to over 2 million residents, showing a ten percent growth rate since the 2000 Census. This growth is slower than the state average, which is around 25%. The county area consists of 871.28 square miles of land area and just over 37 square miles of water. Several major corporations call Big D home, including:
- Exxon Mobil
- American Airlines Group
- Southwest Airlines (Dallas)
City of Many Tastes
This area of Texas stakes its reputation on three significant cuisines: barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex. While the state is known for chili of all types, Big D hosts the unique Kosher Chili Cookoff every year, where teams compete using dietary rules, according to the Kashrut featuring both beef and vegetarian geared chilis. Dallas has a myriad of fine dining choices with world-renowned dishes prepared by Michelin-star chefs at eateries such as:
- Fearing Restaurant
- Maple Leaf
- Rise n°1
Iconic Downtown Skyline
Several buildings mark the downtown skyline that makes Dallas instantly recognizable because of the mostly flat terrain. The view at night is striking in part due to the variety of unique architecture. The original skyscraper built was the Praetorian Building in 1909. One of the most unusual tall buildings is Reunion tower that many people describe as looking like a giant microphone and features an observation deck for some of the best day or nighttime views in the area. In the present, there are over twenty skyscrapers that are 500 feet or more in height—giving this city the honor of the second-highest skyline in the southern United States, the first being also located in Texas, in Houston.
Best Places to Explore
Dallas has several areas such as the West End Historic District and Deep Ellum, featuring numerous clubs and restaurants in a formerly abandoned warehouse district.
If you want to go shopping, Market Place is your destination where you can find many vendors with every type of ware imaginable. History buffs often seek out the Dealey Plaza, where the infamous Texas Book Depository still stands. This building is where Lee Harvey Oswald hid and assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth story window. It is now a museum with exhibits to explore the legacy of JFK in line with the 1960s culture and history and how these happenings affect life in the present. A fun way to see the sights is by riding the M-Line and taking an Uptown trolley tour. The climate-controlled trolleys run 365 days a year and provide reliable transportation to the Uptown neighborhood, where you can find a pedestrian-friendly area containing businesses, residential towers, retail centers, nightlife, and a host of excellent restaurants and hotels.
Considering a Move to Big D?
The U.S. News rated Dallas as one of the best places in the United States to live because of the affordable housing and lower crime rates in many areas. Some of the top neighborhoods to reside in are:
- Bishop Arts District with a median home price of $150,839 and an average rental of $786
- Deep Ellum average rental paid is $1,086, with an average home cost of $233,388
- Lake Highlands has an average home price of $72,412 and a median monthly rent of $787
- Oak Lawn has an average rental amount of $1,157 and a home purchase price on average being $248,449
Beautiful Days to Wild Weather
The year-round warmer temperatures in Dallas make it an attractive place to settle, particularly for people who do not enjoy long, hard winters, such as found in the Northeast. A famous saying in this part of Texas is, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few hours," and it is true. Clear skies can turn into heavy storms in a short time. This part of the state is part of Tornado Alley, which stretches through Texas upward to North Dakota. This territory's strip accounts for nearly 30% of the confirmed tornadoes occurring in the United States yearly. Heavy rains, wind, and hail can result in water damage and flash flooding to properties. A few facts:
- This area sees 270 tornadoes every year
- One-quarter of tornado-related injuries occurred here
- The average lead-time for a tornado warning is 13 minutes
- Supercell tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 pm-9 pm.
Does SERVPRO Handle Large and Small Water Damage in Dallas Properties?
SERVPRO supports the local Dallas area with water removal services as needed on any scale. A single room affected with water damage may seem like a small issue, but it can lead to multiple larger problems such as:
- Deteriorated sheetrock
- Ruined flooring
- Foul, musty odors
- Damage to lower floors or adjacent rooms due to migration
The attention to detail is one of the most significant differences; the technicians keep the property owner informed about each phase of the mitigation and communicate with the adjuster as needed to ensure that each action taken is under the scope of coverage, so there are zero surprises out-of-pocket expenses. Careful inspection of the area often yields surprises as to the actual extent of the damage an area as water can run from room to room or between floors quickly and wicking into sheetrock and seeping into the subfloor. All of these situations require not only exacting extraction but also drying, so the embedded moisture gets removed.
The technicians have advanced equipment for monitoring the air moisture during the drying process, followed by thorough surface cleaning with proprietary methods and solutions. This ensures property owners are not dealing with secondary issues after the mitigation completes. Afterward, a second sweep of the worksite with moisture detection equipment confirms the presence of healthy air-moisture levels.
SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 has the equipment and experience to handle any type of water removal services local properties require. After the techs get done, it is "Like it never even happened."