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We Can Handle Fire Damage Situations In Preston Hollow

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Handle Fire Damage Situations In Preston Hollow Dealing with a fire in your Dallas home can be a monumental task.

SERVPRO Can Handle Any Fire Damage Situation

Dealing with a fire in your Dallas home can be a monumental task. Cleaning up the mess can be overwhelming and dangerous at the same time. We highly suggest you contact trained and skilled professionals like us for the job. Our techs are well prepared and have the proper tools and equipment to do the job safely and correctly.

Our SERVPRO fire damage team in Preston Hollow can save your property when possible. Plus, using our services may salvage many of your belongings. It is best to act fast because waiting to call us could result in further damage to the structure. You can expect our crew to arrive at your residence on time and ready to work. The technicians first inspect the affected areas so they can assess the damages and prepare to restore your home. After the inspection phase, our IICRC certified fire damage team can employ several methods to remove soot, dirt and smoke residues from the structure and items in the home.

The techniques our team may use can include dry cleaning, wet cleaning, and agitation. Plus, they may use industrial cleansers to remove soot and residues from the floors, walls, and ceilings. Also, the crew may utilize air scrubbers, ozone machines, fans and thermal foggers to eliminate unpleasant smoke odors from the affected areas in the home. Also, the crew can check your HVAC system for trapped smoke residues. If fire residues are present, the team can clean the ducts to help prevent soot and dirt from spreading throughout the structure when the heating and cooling system is in use. Fires vary and may require a variety of different techniques to finish the job. Our SERVPRO technicians are well experienced and can properly restore your home and make it seem like “Like it never even happened.”

If you experience a fire emergency in your home, you can rely on our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas fire damage team to return your property back its preloss condition whenever possible. We are available 24/7 so call us at (214) 361-7887 day or night. We are close-by and strive to do the job right.

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Professional Mitigation Services for Flood Damage in Dallas Residences

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Professional Mitigation Services for Flood Damage in Dallas Residences Flooding can happen very quickly and leave you literally under several feet of water. Get to safety and then contact SERVPRO to dry out your home.

Team SERVPRO Quickly Starts the Drying Process After Flooding in Your Home

Once a flood hits your Dallas home, the water spreads through without discrimination, soaking everything thoroughly. Getting things dry again and pathogen-free might seem impossible, but SERVPRO is here to help.
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians work hard to protect homes from flood damage in Dallas. We remove any remaining water that did not drain away on its own. Our teams set up drying equipment in strategic locations and specific directions to quickly air out and dry the interior materials and spaces of a home after a flood.
 
To speed up the drying process, we remove any carpeting and padding that became saturated by floodwaters. Removing an enormous amount of water this way, we also gain access to the floor's structure, giving us direct access to the floor itself. We can more efficiently dry components in your home after we remove any barriers. Also, unlike a broken water pipe's contents, floodwaters contain a multitude of contaminants. These destroy any exposed carpeting and make it too costly to restore to a safe condition again. Along with the water, we also strip your home of those pathogens and other problem-causing elements left behind in the dense fibers and backing of your carpet.
 
Just as floodwaters saturate your carpeting, that same water gets under your floorboards, and also in between your walls, inside them. This water has no place to drain away because the force that pushed it into these spaces no longer exists to push it out again. SERVPRO crews have methods that address both of these situations, and many others.
 
Along the bottom of walls, where they meet the floor, we remove any existing baseboards and then drill tiny holes. These holes, called weep holes, allow the water to drain away. As it does, we remove it from the floor. Other areas of your floors need particular attention, too, so warping never occurs. Warping can ruin a floor and significantly increase restoration costs.
 
We apply heated mats that raise the temperature of the floor, so water underneath evaporates. The same mat extracts this water vapor and sends it into a chamber for easy disposal. After the water inside walls drains out completely, the interior can remain damp. We force heated air into the interior with our Injectidry's flexible tubing. To make sure everything in your home reaches normal moisture levels, we test the levels in different materials, including the air.
 
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas serves Preston Hollow and the surrounding area, helping homeowners restore their homes “Like it never even happened” after flood damage and other disasters strike. Call our emergency services number, (214) 361-7887 when your home sustains damage – we are always ready to take your call and explain how we can help you.

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Water Removal Actions in Dallas Homes

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Actions in Dallas Homes When your toilet or sink overflows, the damage can happen almost instantaneously. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Arrives on the Scene Quickly to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Property

Despite some of the incredible storms over the last couple of years, most flooding in Dallas homes comes from very mundane sources like a broken toilet, backed up sink, or a split hose on a clothes washer. Regardless of the source, getting this water out of the home needs to happen quickly and without causing further damage.
 
SERVPRO restoration offices have the devices and training needed for professional water removal in Dallas homes. Each one keeps a response team on call for 24/7 customer support and ready with the latest in residential, restoration equipment.
 
When possible, our team leader works with the customer to get pictures of the home before he sets foot on the property. Pictures help him determine what devices and personnel to bring on the initial visit. They also help him determine roughly if the job may take anywhere from one day to a week or longer.
 
Once on-site, the first item off the truck is normally a pump. Depending on the size of the home and how much water is standing inside it, removal usually takes one or two days, sometimes longer in very large homes or apartment buildings. Pumping out standing water takes care of the majority of it, but some remains.
 
For smaller amounts of water, our response team switches to extraction wands. These smaller devices are very useful in removing water that only covers the surface an inch or so. When handled by a SERVPRO professional, they also work exceptionally well in drawing water out of carpets and from between the boards of wood floors. The wands we use also house a heating element, so technicians can also start to dry the carpets and floors carefully simultaneously.
 
For concrete floors in garages and patios, team members generally use long-handled squeegees to push the water off the floor. Although there is no carpet to rot or wood to warp, water left standing too long can work its way into the smallest fracture and force cracks across the surface.
 
The goal of SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is to return each home to its original, dry state before water spread across the floors. If you have this situation in your home now or are dealing with the effects of a previous flood, call us at (214) 361-7887 today to schedule an inspection and receive a free estimate. We are here for you.

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Stopping and Removing Mold Damage in Northwest Dallas

6/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Stopping and Removing Mold Damage in Northwest Dallas Contact SERVPRO when you see or smell mold in your home. Call right away for best results and thorough remediation.

Thorough Mold Remediation Can Make the Difference in Preventing a Recurrence

For many Dallas homes, a water intrusion can lead to more problems than replacing a broken dishwasher and removing a foul-smelling carpet. The increase in moisture in a home can also result in a mold infestation inside the structure.
 
The start of mold damage in a Dallas home can begin with a relatively small amount of water. SERVPRO restoration specialists know that a steady drip which goes unnoticed can result in a mold colony that can originate in a laundry room, but spread its way through an entire structure before anyone sees anything. Not every mold gives off that typical ‘musty odor,’ so quickly stopping growth can mean a difference in hundreds of dollars in restoration costs.
 
The best way to stop mold is to take away its source of moisture. Most leaks or pools of water come from small sources like a leaky faucet connection, or an old, disintegrating washer hose. Our technicians can repair or replace minor plumbing issues like these, but they discover a potentially major problem, the team leader recommends the homeowner bring in a licensed plumber to perform the work.
 
Once we stop the source, SERVPRO crews can clean-up most water sources in a few hours. Quickly after that, the mold begins to return to an inert state, and the growth stops. At this point, our technicians spray any affected surfaces with an anti-fungal agent to kill the few, remaining active spores.
 
Next, our crews wipe down all affected surfaces to remove the mold. Unless the layer of the mold is very thick, they can usually accomplish this with a combination of dry sponges and a mild cleaning agent to break up it up for easier removal. For thicker layers, technicians have the option to use vacuums with special HEPA filters that are designed to capture and contain mold.
 
If the mold had time to grow into a property like paneling or drywall, the only option is to remove the infested items. Our teams carefully pull the affected building materials from the wall framing and remove it from home. If necessary, team members break up and bag the material in plastic to prevent spreading mold spores to unaffected parts of the home. After completing removal, technicians wipe down surfaces in the affected areas to catch any mold that settled out of the air.
 
At SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas, our goal is not just to stop mold, but to do everything possible to prevent another occurrence as well. If you are dealing with a mold problem in your home, call us today at (214) 361-7887 to schedule an inspection and receive a free, restoration estimate.

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Mold Damage In Your Dallas Business Is No Need To Panic

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage In Your Dallas Business Is No Need To Panic The last thing a business owner in Dallas needs is a mold outbreak.

Mold Damage In Your Business

The last thing a business owner in Dallas needs is a mold outbreak. Mold thrives in our warm temperatures as long as it has a moisture source and a surface made of or coated with organic material upon which to grow. Nearly every commercial space can supply these requisites, but we have the trained technicians, appropriate tools, and effective products to remediate a mold outbreak and suggestions to help you avoid a repeat fungal performance.

Take mold damage in your Dallas business seriously, but do not panic. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and protocols we use to remediate mold outbreaks work well. Our experience in mold abatement permits us to structure our response to allow non-moldy spaces in your business to remain open during the job in many cases. Maintaining a presence and being available to your customers is vital to your continued success in our community.

State of the art equipment in containment in containment technology permits us to create zones within your business, ensuring mold spores and debris are limited in their spread. We use plastic sheeting and negative pressure air scrubbers to define the mold remediation areas, the HEPA filters trapping the tiny particles that otherwise could infiltrate unaffected areas. SERVPRO crews employ a range of strategies to remove the active microbial colonies. Scraping and using controlled abrasive methods like soda blasting removes mold growth, and HEPA equipped vacuums clear away the residues.

EPA registered antimicrobials inhibit future mold growth, and certified SERVPRO employees use spray and wipe, fogging, or electrostatic approaches to make sure all surfaces are inoculated. We pay particular attention to improving not compromising air quality during our treatment. Our technicians inspect HVAC systems to locate mold activity inside ducts that might reintroduce the problem. If indicated, we recommend duct cleaning.

Reach out to SERVPRO with confidence if mold damages your commercial property. We are familiar with industry best practices, utilizing proven cleaning techniques and products that manage the mold without causing unwanted risk to your employees or customers.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas offers fast and reliable mold remediation services to commercial clients in our community. Call us at (214) 361-7887 for evaluation and speedy implementation of an abatement plan.

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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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