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Attic Flooding Can Cause Widespread Damage To Your Dallas Residence

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Attic Flooding Can Cause Widespread Damage To Your Dallas Residence Flooding of the attic can cause widespread damage to your home that seemingly comes with no warning.

Attic Flooding Can Cause Widespread Damage

While lately, Dallas homeowners are no stranger to severe weather systems that can do unspeakable damages to homes, it is not always something as dramatic as hurricanes or gale force storms that allow for disasters like flooding to occur. Damage to the roof of your home is a common contributor to flooding, as homeowners often do not realize that the exterior of their home has gotten compromised until the water damage is leeching through the ceiling areas below attic spaces.

Depending on the dimensions of the attic, and the severity of the damage to your roof, flood damages could be widespread throughout your Dallas home. While our SERVPRO technicians can respond quickly to get to work on restoring the damage that your home faces from this substantial amount of water, certain precautions are necessary to preserve the contents of your home before restoration can officially begin.

A great example of a job that often must happen with flooded homes to protect its contents and aid in the restoration process is move-outs. This service that our SERVPRO team provides packages up the contents of affected areas in your house and moves them to a nearby facility. Some of these items require concentrated cleaning and restoration of their own before they get moved back into the restored home.

The vacated rooms provide unabated access for our professionals and the equipment necessary to successfully restore the home via extraction and drying efforts. Once the area is thoroughly dried, and any repairs or remodeling has completed, the items that had gotten removed to prevent further damages can get returned to their original locations within the house.

Flooding of the attic can cause widespread damage to your home that seemingly comes with no warning. You need a crew that can respond quickly when you need them the most, and our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas team of water restoration specialists are ready 24/7 to help. Give us call anytime you need us at (214) 361-7887.

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Learn to Return Your Home to Its Pre-loss state After a Water Damage Event in Dallas

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Learn to Return Your Home to Its Pre-loss state After a Water Damage Event in Dallas Contact SERVPRO for fast and efficient water damage restoration services.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Home after Water Damage to its Pre-Loss Condition

When your home or business experiences water damage, you need restoration services to return your property to its former condition. When in such a state, it is the equipment that professionals in the industry use that make the difference. As a resident of Dallas, act quickly and contact certified service providers to control the damage and know what to replace and what is restorable.

Our SERVPRO technicians undergo training and know how to approach the various forms of water damage that are common in Dallas. Before the actual restoration begins, we conduct a site inspection to analyze the degree of damage as well as possible hazards. At this time we identify sagging ceilings, electrical risks, compromised floors, and faulty plumbing. We also stop the source of the water if it is still running.

If for instance, when we are addressing water damage in the crawl and attic spaces, one of the first things we do is to shut off the electrical circuits. If the water instruction was as a result of fallen branches or trees on the roofs, we also go ahead and examine the entire roof construction. Since some attics may be hard to access due to limited space, we may perform minor demolitions and remove sheetrock if necessary. Sheetrock removal also makes it easy to dry the wet areas.

Most of our homes have wallpapers, HVAC, and cabinets that present challenges when drying your structure. When our SERVPRO technicians need to dry walls behind closets, we may drill holes into the walls so that air circulation can take place. Once they are dry, then we may cover or patch the holes.

Wallpapers also act as moisture barriers, and even if dehumidifiers are allowed to run, efficient moisture removal is not possible. That means we remove the vinyl wall coverings to enhance evaporation when drilling holes, removing the base molding, forcing air into the wall cavities is not an option, but before then, we communicate with the customer.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is a trusted industry leader in storm, mold, fire, and water damage restoration. Call us at (214) 361-7887 at any time of the day and allow us to make it “Like it never even happened.”  

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Why Mold Damage Is A Concerning Discovery For Your Dallas Home

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Damage Is A Concerning Discovery For Your Dallas Home As surprising as it might seem, mold is a common occurrence in Dallas homes.

Why Mold Damage Is A Concerning Discovery

As surprising as it might seem, mold is a common occurrence in Dallas homes. Part of the problem is the humidity prevalent in certain parts of the year mixed with the excessive heat of the warmer months. For mold spores to seat and thrive, they need moisture and warmth, both of which many homes in the area can offer without even realizing it.

While mold damages to your Dallas home might not throw up a red flag for immediate action, it is something that should concern you. It has widely gotten understood now that mold can cause health effects when you or your family becomes exposed, and remediating the damage can be a way to both prevent the problem from persisting as well as limiting the possibility of these mentioned health effects.

Our SERVPRO professionals can get to work quickly in scoping out the full extent of the damage that your home faces, as well as a strategy for removal and home restoration. Identifying the source of the moisture is a critical aspect of this initial assessment, as it helps both our professionals and you the homeowner better understand what requires repair to prevent further water and moisture entering this affected area in the future.

Drying the area and pulling the moisture from the environment are both crucial elements to starving out mold colonies and preventing further spreading of the damage throughout this region of your home. Drying typically gets accomplished through the use of industrial strength air movers and dehumidification equipment.

Deodorization might happen last, but it is another essential element of this restoration and remediation process. With the harsh musty odor that gets created by thriving mold colonies, our thermal foggers can get used to neutralize these invasive scents at a molecular level.

Mold growing in your home does not have to be overwhelming to battle. You can always trust in the experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas to help you clean up the mess and begin setting things right. Give us a call anytime at (214) 361-7887.

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High and Dry Summer Heat Can Make Fires Burn Easier in Your Dallas Home

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage High and Dry Summer Heat Can Make Fires Burn Easier in Your Dallas Home The longer your home sits after a fire, the more damage is done. Call SERVPRO as soon as the fire is out to minimize the damage.

Contact SERVPRO as Soon as Possible after Fire Damage

No one wants to deal with fire damage in their home. The cleanup in the wake of a blaze is a task that can seem difficult without the right tools. Unfortunately, with summer temperatures reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the landscape can become very dry without frequent rain. Without proper moisture levels, your home can become a bit of a fire hazard. Luckily, there is professional help nearby if an accident does occur.

Waiting to call for services after part of your Dallas home has sustained fire damage is not always the best choice. The longer that your belongings sit after the blaze was extinguished, the more damage that the remaining soot and smoke can do. Materials like plastic begin to discolor very soon after being exposed.

Here at SERVPRO, we strive to arrive at your home as soon as possible. We can inspect the damage quickly so that we may identify the different types of damages and the different materials that have been damaged. Inspecting the damage allows our IICRC certified technicians to efficiently pick the best restoration technique for your unique situation. SERVPRO can clean heat-adhered soot from your belongings in a few different ways, including agitation and lubricative cleaners.

Combating fire damage does not only include cleaning up the physical signs of a blaze, but also the smells that are left behind as well. SERVPRO can use a variety of tools to eliminate odorous particles from the air, such as thermal foggers or ozone machines. Air scrubbers can be used in union with carbon filters to help trap bad odors and leave the air in your home smelling fresh. We strive to remediate your home in as many ways as possible so that you can feel "Like it never even happened."

When a fire leaves damage in your home, do not wait. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887. 24/7, we can take your call and send our technicians out as soon as possible to help in your home.

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The Importance of Fast Water Removal Services For Your Dallas Home

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage  The Importance of Fast Water Removal Services For Your Dallas Home Special equipment to remove water damage

Removing water after an emergency

Water emergencies are nothing that you can plan for, but there are some steps that you can take to prevent the most common of threats to your Dallas residence.

With appliances being a leading cause of internal flooding of your home, preventative maintenance stands as one of the best lines of defense in avoiding these circumstances from happening. Unfortunately, you might not always be mindful of when your appliances require servicing, with the added expense of getting them looked at, is not something that you want to do on a very regular
basis.

However, appliances do stand to be the leading cause of required water removal services for your Dallas residence. With just a significant malfunction, a water fed device can continue to fill indefinitely, or an over-pressurized supply hose could break free from the back, spilling many volumes of water onto the floor until the problem gets noticed.

While most homeowners know how to shut off the supply valves to each of their respective appliances, this knowledge does not address the most pressing issue of the pooled water on the floors of the affected area around the machine. Fortunately, we at SERVPRO pride ourselves on being Faster to any size disaster, and that includes the significant water emergency that you might be facing. 

From the moment that we arrive and the supply of the water has gotten shut down (if you have not already done this), our priority is extraction. This process utilizes a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet for severe flooding, but can also get accomplished with a combination of portable pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands.

Drying follows this effort, and when this process gets accomplished, we can better inspect structural components and construction materials of your home for damage too severe to salvage or restore.

With water removal, time is always of the essence. The faster that you can alert SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas to the emergency that you are facing, the less lasting damage and the potential need for reconstruction that you face. Give us a call 24/7 at (214) 361-7887

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Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Equipment In Dallas

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Equipment In Dallas Excessive rain sometimes causes flooding that often forces water to enter your place of business.

Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Equipment

Whenever unpleasant weather comes into a neighborhood, your Dallas dentist office possibly gets affected as well as your home. Storms create many different factors that likely cause damage to properties. Excessive rain sometimes causes flooding that often forces water to enter your place of business. Other times high-speed winds created by the storm put holes in the exterior of your building that allows moisture to get into the structure and ruin things.

When dealing with problems in your business, there are sometimes things that must be done differently than residential properties. SERVPRO's commercial flood damage technicians in Dallas Have experience in working with various types of companies. We know that keeping your business operating through the restoration process is essential.

From the minute we start the restoration process to the finish, we keep the operations of your dental company in mind. Many times we change when and how we go about completing the project so that it negatively affects your business as little as possible. Sometimes the work gets completed in small sections at a time so that your business keeps operating while we are working.

The first step we take when first entering your business is to fix any dangerous problems the storm caused inside your building. Water sometimes causes weak floors or electrical hazards. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO mitigation crews fix all of the problems that they can before work begins. Safety for your employees and customers while we complete the mitigation project is our number one concern.

After our team is comfortable that the work area is safe, we begin the extraction process. During extraction, we section off your dentist office in sections so that we only impede foot traffic where it is necessary. We use the equipment that works best to extract water while your business stays functioning.

After we vacuum up all of the water our specialized extraction systems can pull out, we work on structural drying. Before we attempt to dry the structure, we use our specialized monitoring equipment to test materials within the affected area. We take measurements all over the damaged region and take moisture readings in parts of the office that did not get damaged by water. The unaffected region samples give us a goal to reach when drying out a structure.

When mitigating issues that take place on commercial properties, using the right equipment to handle the situation is vital. For professional help at your place of business after a vicious storm, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 any day of the week.

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Paving the Way for Reconstruction When Fire Damages Your Dallas Home

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Paving the Way for Reconstruction When Fire Damages Your Dallas Home SERVPRO technicians board up or tarp your home to prevent outside elements from causing more damage.

Trust SERVPRO for Expert Fire Damage Restoration

Your Dallas home does not get constructed to resist fire, nor are the materials used in the construction able to withstand a fire’s damaging effects for very long. When you are facing the aftermath of a significant incident like this for your home, you might get overwhelmed by the destruction and damage that you see. Fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to face all by yourself.

While the fire damage to your Dallas home might have affected nearly every area that you inspect, this might seem insurmountable to overcome. Fortunately, with the experience and equipment of our professional SERVPRO team, your home might be much closer to preloss conditions than you might have thought initially. For genuinely devastating blazes, we can help to prepare your home for the next logical step in reconstruction efforts.

When our restoration specialists first arrive at your home, we prioritize understanding the full scope of the damage that your property has faced from the fire. This process is thorough because it helps to set the plan for the entire restoration process and aids our technicians in determining which areas of your home might require reconstruction instead of our restoration practices.

One of the very first tasks that our SERVPRO professionals set out to do is to seal up your home from further damage. With massive fires, the lingering symptoms and destruction spans more significant areas of your home and can cause holes and pathways to the exterior. Covering up these open spaces prevents further elemental damage that adds to the length of time that it takes to restore the damage to your home.

It is crucial in situations where reconstruction is a requirement that the area gets fully prepared for this process. Often this procedure requires controlled demolition. The managed tear out of overly damaged materials ensures that residential construction contractors that come to repair the damages can start their work immediately.

Sometimes the damage to your home after a fire seems almost insurmountable. Even in the most widespread of damage, let SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas help to show you how you can reclaim your home once again. You can give our emergency response team a call anytime at (214) 361-7887.

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How Do Professionals Combat Odors After a Water Damage Incident to Your Dallas Home?

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Do Professionals Combat Odors After a Water Damage Incident to Your Dallas Home? If you are facing water damage in your home, contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration services right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Provide Many Options to Combat Odors After Water Damage in the Home

An incident of water damage can leave your home with a lingering smell that is quite difficult to eliminate. Thankfully, professional restorations experts have the tools, the technology and the knowledge that enables them to combat these smells with ease.

SERVPRO professionals can use some of the latest, state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate odors after a water damage incident in your Dallas home. Our IICRC certified professionals use a multi-faceted approach to eliminate both real and imaginary odors as soon as they can. Here are a few commonly used techniques that professionals use to combat smells after water damage incident.

Injection method
Small amounts of highly potent deodorant are injected directly into carpets and upholstery using a syringe and a needle. This method is especially useful if it is not possible to remove the carpet or upholstery. The method is also ideal to eliminate pet odors as well.

Direct spraying
SERVPRO technicians can use this technique to apply a spray of a deodorant solution directly onto the affected area. It can also be used to spray disinfectants in case of water damage due to backed up sewer lines as well. The only drawback is that the surface sprayed gets wet after the application of deodorant using this method.

Wet fogging
Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) foggers are instruments that can create tiny particles of a deodorant dissolved in water or a solvent by a process called nebulization. The method generates a very fine deodorant mist that can neutralize even the strongest odors after water damage. The deodorant is in the form of a wet mist, and as a result, the process is often called wet fogging.

Dry fogging
The process of dry fogging is similar to wet fogging with a small difference. Heat is used in dry fogging to generate a fine mist of deodorant particles. As there is no solvent or water involved, the process is often called dry fogging. The method creates microscopic particles of deodorant that can neutralize the odor-causing particles no matter where they are located.

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Flood Damage in Your Dallas Warehouse from Storms

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Flood Damage in Your Dallas Warehouse from Storms SERVPRO knows you cannot afford downtime so we waste no time removing floodwater and restoring your space so it can operate smoothly again.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Commercial Space to Save You From Downtime

There are several different reasons for flooding in your Dallas warehouse. Storm surges, torrential rains, flash floods, or overflowing rivers can create an issue fast for your business. Flooding in your building can lead to an infiltration of rodents and insects, mold, and rotting wood. It is not a situation to take lightly, but instead, you need to act quickly to avoid additional damages.

Commercial flood damage can disrupt your daily operations, leaving you with downtime you cannot afford. Your Dallas business relies on being able to run smoothly at all times, so you should get in touch with us at SERVPRO as soon as possible. We waste no time in helping you remove the flood waters and dry your building out again.

An initial assessment is done first when we arrive to determine the scope of the damage and how we need to proceed. We also make sure there are no safety hazards. We then can begin water extraction with industrial, truck-mounted pumps. The quicker the bulk of the water is removed, the better, so we can try to avoid additional damage like mold growth.

Once the water is extracted, SERVPRO staff remove any wet surfaces on ceilings, walls, or floors to help speed up the drying process. Sometimes, baseboards are removed, plus any drywall or insulation that is not salvageable is removed as well. Any cabinet drawers and doors are opened, and toe kicks are taken off as well. Each wet surface must be treated.

Once extraction is complete, and all wet materials are taken out, we can begin the drying process. Commercial grade equipment, such as dehumidifiers and air movers, are used to increase the circulation of air and evaporation. We monitor the environment daily to ensure that the process goes as quickly and efficiently as possible. The machines are moved around as needed to help thoroughly dry your building out.

Once drying is complete, we inspect your structure to ensure there are no hidden pockets of moisture that could result in further damage. Then if needed, structural reconstruction is done. If the damage that was done was substantial, we might work alongside professional contractors to ensure your business is restored to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas understands that a flood situation can halt the operations of your business in Preston Hollow, Dallas, or Northwest Dallas, and that means profits for you. So, when you call us at (214) 361-7887 for help, we do not waste time in getting to your building and drying it back out.

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Dealing With Unexpected Flood Damage To Your Dallas Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dealing With Unexpected Flood Damage To Your Dallas Home Flood damage can occur quickly and with little notice to adequately prepare.

Dealing With Unexpected Flood Damage

Severe weather is nothing new to Dallas homes as of late. With the unpredictability of severe storms coming up from the Gulf of Mexico and stretching across Texas, things can quickly turn into emergencies with little notice. When several days of hard rains happen on end with no opportunities for the ground to keep up with saturation, the opportunity for flash flooding becomes a real possibility for all of the homes in the area.

The trouble with flash flooding in areas where floods are not everyday occurrences is the lack of proper preparation. When homes become ill-equipped to deal with floodwaters knocking at the foundation of their homes, vulnerable areas become exposed, and soon flood damage occurs to your Dallas residence. Fortunately, this is not a situation that you have to deal with all on your own. With professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team provides, you can help to prevent further structural damage and irreparable losses by addressing the problem quickly and appropriately.

Our objective when we arrive at your home is to assess the damage that you face and begin water extraction immediately. With flooding, often we require a pump truck from our fleet of vehicles. This equipment pulls higher volumes of water from the floor far more quickly than other equipment that might get used for less severe water emergencies. Once the water has gotten extracted successfully, our team moves on to dry the area thoroughly.

The drying process typically consists of a combination of dehumidification equipment and air movers. These two working together help to combat the possibility of mold growth in the affected area, which can quickly happen if the water damage was not seen to right away.

Our SERVPRO technicians also set out to locate the source of the flooding through vulnerable and damaged areas of your foundation. These weak points can get repaired relatively easily with the use of hydraulic cement, which has a high tensile strength against formidable water pressure.

Flood damage can occur quickly and with little notice to adequately prepare. If you are dealing with this manner of damage, or any emergency to your home, trust our experienced restoration team at SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas. We are available 24/7 by calling (214) 361-7887.

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