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How Do I Choose When There Are So Many Dallas Water Restoration Companies?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

water in a puddle on the floor of a living room under a couch The longer you wait, the more damage water can do sitting in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water damage remediation services from the professionals.

SERVPRO Knows You Depend on Us for a Prompt Response and Fast Results -- Meeting or Exceeding Those Expectations Helps Us Stand Out Among Dallas Restoration Companies

When your Dallas home suffers from water damage, you have no time for uncertainty. You need a responsive and highly-qualified company to help you remove the water and dry out your home fast. Some tips to help you select from among the cream of the crop include:

Does the Restoration Company Have Needed Certifications and Licences?

It is always smart to check the credentials of any contractor you hire, but when comparing commercial water restoration companies in Dallas, confirming not only basic licensing but also advanced certifications is prudent. It is not uncommon for secondary surprises to arise during what seems like a routine water removal project. For example, your home might need the following in addition to water extraction and structural drying:

  • Mold remediation 
  • Asbestos or lead abatement
  • Other biohazard containment and removal 

Ensuring the company you choose can manage complications is sensible planning as you want to avoid delays caused because you need to find a specialized contractor for specific tasks.

Are Services Available When I Need Them?

Water damage presents urgent demands for restoration, and SERVPRO rises to the occasion with 24-hour availability, every day of the year. We also make sure our service vehicles are continuously stocked with all needed equipment and products for water restoration, permitting an efficient response at a moment’s notice.

Is the Company I Choose Both Owned and Operated Locally?

You want your water damage restoration company to be local and autonomous to ensure your concerns are heard and answered now and into the future. If you have questions or worries during or after completion of a water damage restoration project, you can work directly with our management in our mutual hometown.

Among the water restoration companies in our area, SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas stands with the best. Responsive and highly-qualified technicians and state-of-the-art equipment are promptly on their way to your home after you call (214) 361-7887.

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What Do I Use to Clean Black Cobwebs After a Fire in Dallas?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

house fire SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 stands ready to assist any size fire damage restoration needs.

After the first responders leave, call SERVPRO to clean up your Dallas home after a fire

Black webs, also known as soot tags, are not uncommon after a fire when petroleum-based products or synthetic materials burn. During a fire, the soot forms and bonds together in long strands and the result are the formation of these black webs on ceilings and within corners. The reason for these specific locations is due to the typically lower temperatures after a fire rolls through the area, and the soot tags are attracted to these cooler areas. One thing Dallas homeowners should not do is remove the webs themselves as it can further damage walls and ceilings.

What Can a Fire Damage Restoration Company Do That I Can't?

There are many reasons to outsource the fire damage restoration of your Dallas home to SERVPRO. The technicians have extensive training and advanced equipment to ensure the best outcome for both the structure and contents. In the case of smoke damage on surfaces, the techs take preliminary steps to ensure the correct cleaning agents get chosen by:
    •    Testing residues to determine if they are dealing with dry or wet smoke
    •    Scoping of services to ensure cleaning methods chose will not mar surfaces
    •    Use of specific equipment such as dry cleaning sponges to carefully lift away dry smoke

What are Ways to Prevent Fires in My Home?

There are many ways for homeowners to lessen the chances of fires occurring in their homes. A good fire prevention plan begins with going over with your family what to do in case of a fire. Practice leaving and agree on a meeting place and see how quickly all family members can get there. Many insurance agents have checklists for home inspections, and you can ask for a copy for your own use. If not, make a list of each room in your home and look for the following:
    •    Overloaded outlets
    •    Extension cords under rugs
    •    Improperly stored flammable chemicals and cleaners
    •    Test smoke detectors monthly or consider upgrading to an environmental monitoring system
    •    Make sure all family members know basic fire prevention skills

How Does SERVPRO Know What My Insurance Covers During Cleanup?

In many cases, the cleanup after a fire comes with an insurance claim. SERVPRO technicians communicate with both homeowners and insurance adjusters to ensure that all the restoration services the techs perform get done within the scope of coverage. Additionally, when charred building materials or contents require disposal, it does not happen without approval. Items that need disposal get a detailed report created indicating the nature of the loss, the condition of the article, and photographs to back up the statement. This writeup can assist in the filing and expediting of insurance claims. The techs know this is a situation that can feel overwhelming, and they attempt to help lessen the stress on the property owners wherever possible.

Is it True You Can Paint Over Fire Odors?

Fire odors are pungent and stay until neutralized. Many homeowners assume they can paint over smoke damage and make it out of sight, out of mind. Unfortunately, that tactic works to eliminate the visible, but the strong odor can remain. SERVPRO technicians have a multi-layered approach to the removal of the instantly recognizable smell that fire leaves behind. The techs clean surfaces with the appropriate cleaning agent and then use equipment such as thermal fogging units or hydroxyl generators to eradicate odors from airborne soot particles. If any scents, however, mild remain within the loss area, the techs can use professional sealants to lock away the odor and prep the walls for priming and painting.

Air quality is a huge concern during the mitigation, and air scrubbers typically run during the cleanup efforts. If the HVAC ran after the fire or there is a reason to suspect soot is within the ductwork, the techs have the equipment and comprehensive training to clean the ductwork throughout the home thoroughly.

Post-Fire Restoration Actions

Once the team finishes the mitigation efforts for the loss within the home, the SERVPRO crew chief goes over the actions taken within the loss area, including items that required disposal, any controlled demolition needed, and the things that got successfully restored through the professional cleaning process. If any repairs need to get done to bring the home to a fully restored status, the homeowner and/or adjuster gets given that information also.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 stands ready to assist any size fire damage restoration needs. The certified techs are available 24/7 and use their knowledge and expertise to bring your home back to its preloss condition.

Do I Need A Professional To Clean Up After And HVAC Leak in My Dallas Gym?

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" Don't let your Dallas gym be shut down forever due to water damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Knows How to Find Hidden Damage that Can End Up Causing You More Down Time Then You Think

If your Dallas gym has experienced water loss from an HVAC system, immediate water mitigation is crucial. There is damage you can see, but there may be hidden damage as well. 

Is a professional company necessary if the damage looks minor?

Central air systems located in the attic or crawl space can cause serious problems when there is a leak. Some of the most common causes of this type of flooding is a clogged condensation pan. If the leak occurs during business hours, you may catch it soon enough for minimal damage. If it leaks overnight, the problem will be more extensive. In either scenario calling in an expert water restoration company in Dallas is crucial. It is possible there is hidden damage that can cause severe issues if left unattended. HVAC leaking causes damage in these areas:

  • Insulation – fiberglass insulation can often be saved
  • Drywall, ceilings & walls
  • Carpet and padding
  • Yoga mats
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Rowing equipment and treadmills

Minimize Gym Down Time 

Anytime your business is closed, it means a loss of revenue for you. Calling in the SERVPRO Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited technicians ASAP helps your business get back on track quickly. Our team is available 24/7 to provide emergency water mitigation. To ensure proper water restoration, we can:

  • Deal with water extraction first using powerful pumps.
  • Employ drying out methods that include air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Determine whether the HVAC duct system can be cleaned and decontaminated.
  • Restore carpeting and other content.
  • Sanitize equipment if needed.

 You own a gym to keep people healthy and happy. We run a water restoration business to keep your business healthy, and you happy. Calling in professionals assures the work gets done in a timely manner and meets the demands of your insurance company.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 for expert commercial services that are Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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A Flash Flood Ripped Through Our Dallas Property, How Can We Clean It Up?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water extraction equiopment being used on water damaged floor When flooding occurs. SERVPRO has the equipment to remove the water.

SERVPRO is Here for Flash Flood Removal to Erase All Signs of the Storm in Your Dallas Home 

You do not necessarily have to live in a zone known for flooding to get hit with damage after a storm. Should you encounter flash flooding that leaves your Dallas home worse for wear, you can count on our mitigation and cleanup crew at SERVPRO to get the job done. We have advanced technology and proven methods for restoration, but we are also available 24/7 for emergency cleanup. 

Is My Interior Insalvageable? 

Flooding in any structure leaves a notable amount of damage, but our team at SERVPRO specializes in flash flood removal in Dallas so that we can make your home “Like it never even happened.” Quick, intense storms with heavy rainfall create massive water channels that can infiltrate your interior, saturate your flooring, and get behind the walls. We use specialized equipment to help us address the restoration project, including: 

  • Powerful truck-mounted extractors that allow for prompt, efficient water removal
  • Submersible pumps suitable for pumping out high-level water
  • Moisture detection tools that will enable us to find hidden pockets of moisture before secondary damage occurs
  • Professional grade drying and dehumidification equipment to create an optimum environment to execute your flash flood removal project 

Will All Materials That Got Wet Need Discarding? 

With any flood loss event, there is a strong chance that materials need removing by way of controlled demolition. Our crew performs flood cuts that remove unsalvageable materials. Still, they also allow us to target drying equipment to address moisture hidden behind walls and in tight spaces. 

After the storm, flash flood removal services are available to you when you need them once you call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas. We can have a crew at your location in as little as four hours after you call us at (214) 361-7887. 

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What Cleans Smoke Residue from Surfaces in My Dallas Home?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro equipment and logo SERVPRO has the tools and expertise to assist you after a fire occurs in your home.

SERVPRO can thoroughly clean your home and its contents after a fire loss incident. 

Cleaning up after a fire loss can indicate several specific tasks that your Dallas home needs to return to preloss condition. Residues and debris are among the most challenging conditions for our SERVPRO professionals to address. That is why we have so many strategies for removing these layers of smoke and soot damage. 

Cleaning surfaces and contents is a portion of the total fire restorationfor Dallas homes. The cleaning and repair of these areas of your home is a calculated process despite how potentially hazardous or threatening smoke damages and residues might be on surfaces after a fire. There are more wrong ways to clean up these residues than right ones, so we carefully consider the best approach to ensure that no irreparable damage befalls structural elements or contents in your home. 

What Do I Need to Clean Up? 

As earlier stated, multiple cleaning processes must occur after a fire loss in your home. Some of these occur immediately during the emergency services that we provide or during mitigation. When you secure the services of professional restorers like our SERVPRO team, we can help through each of these individual cleaning focuses, beginning as soon as our technicians first arrive at your property. Some of these focal areas include: 

  • Fire Debris - Charred remnants of contents and structural elements can lie in heaps of ash and soot throughout your house. Our focus on removing this debris early can reduce the concentrations of both soot and odors from circulating. 
  • Smoke Residues - Wet smoke can leave a thick residue on surfaces and contents throughout the damaged area, which can be a challenge to remove without specific solvents and wipe cleaning techniques. 
  • Soot Residues - Soot is carcinogenic, making it a hazard for those exposed. Even when these particles of incomplete combustion form a residue on surfaces, inadequate or improper cleaning could stir the coating and circulate soot particles into the environment. 

Can I Remove Smoke Residues on My Own? 

While it might be tempting initially to work on removing fire loss effects on your own, most homeowners lack the extensive training and hands-on experience of our SERVPRO technicians. Our team has accreditations in Fire & Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, and Cleaning through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Smoke residues cleaned and removed improperly can cause damages to the materials involved. Among the chief concerns of addressing smoke damage on your own include:

  • Smearing - Wipe cleaning with improper cleaning supplies can smear residues across the hosting material. Smearing can be a challenge to remove once it occurs, so before surfaces get cleaned, small test areas indicate the success of suggested strategies.
  • Staining - The longer that residues and buildup sit on the damaged materials and contents, it becomes more likely that acidic particles can mar surfaces. 
  • CarcinogenicSome cleaning strategies can stir up and agitate particles resting on the surfaces, some of which can be hazardous to those exposed. 

What Cleaning Practices Can Remove Residues? 

By utilizing our SERVPRO professionals, you are getting educated professionals that can implement multiple strategies for removing soot and smoke residues based on the materials involved and the severity of the damage. From the time that our team arrives at a fire-damaged address, we can begin assessing which of the proposed techniques can be the most effective to remove challenging residues efficiently. Some of these include: 

  • Chemical Solvents - We have a substantial line of cleaning products and chemical agents, many of which are water-based to help contend with oily soiling.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Through brushing and vacuuming surfaces, we can remove the bulk of built-up residues before we attempt to thoroughly clean. 
  • Soda BlastingUsing softer media highly pressurized by air, we can blast surfaces to remove surface damages without ruining the material underneath in most circumstances. 
  • Controlled Demolition - When in doubt, removing the damaged portion of material can prevent other construction elements from becoming destroyed. 

Can SERVPRO Help Repair Structural Damages? 

There are many situations in which structure fires cause enough damage where controlled demolition and reconstruction are the only feasible solutions. When you have an in-house team of contractors available to help, we can seamlessly transition from mitigation to the build back and repairs that your home might need.

No matter how threatening fire losses can be in your home, our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas team can work around the clock to make it "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime at (214) 361-7887.

Where Can I Get Rapid-Response Flood Damage Cleanup in Dallas?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

interior flooding SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas serves the community with mitigation that keeps your home looking, “Like it never even happened.”

Restoration Technicians Are Trained to Remove Flood Damage and Restore Dallas Homes

Dallas residents are well aware of the risks that storms and flooding can have for their properties. However, they may be unaware that flooding causes billions of dollars worth of property damage, with flash floods posing the highest amount of risk to homes.

When property owners need flood damage mitigation for their Dallas homes, SERVPRO can reach the affected area in as little as four hours to perform an initial inspection and formulate a plan to restore your home.

Emergency Measures During a Flood

Keep these tips in mind for dealing with a home flood:

    •    Avoid treading through floodwaters when possible. Safety for home occupants is the number one priority. It only takes six inches of water to knock an individual down.
    •    Watch for news alerts. Check phones or NOAA weather radios for updates on a flood situation. Evacuate if you are instructed to do so.
    •    Get to higher ground. Elevation is the most immediate way that homeowners can avoid floodwaters, contaminants, and debris. If moving to higher elevation outside of the home, keep away from power lines and other electrical infrastructure.

SERVPRO Sanitizes Kitchen Flood Damage

This Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited team focuses on sanitation before drying a flood-affected home. Techs wear personal protection equipment (PPE) during this process. Sanitation measures may include:

    •    Removing flood-affected porous items that are unsalvageable, such as carpeting or mattresses.
    •    Spraying down walls and other structural components upon entering a home with standing water still inside of it.
    •    Wiping down surfaces with EPA-registered biocides after removing unsafe debris.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas serves the community with mitigation that keeps your home looking, “Like it never even happened.” You can call (214) 361-7887 for 'round the clock mitigation service.

Flood Damage In Dallas

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

home flooded after a storm “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage Mitigation and Restoration Service in Dallas

Not all floods in homes are caused by flooding from overflowing streams or flash floods. Dallas homes can be flooded from overflowing toilets that become plugged or if the main drain under the home is blocked. Water discharged from laundry machines, for example, has nowhere to go but back up through the toilets and onto the floor of the bathroom. Contaminated water can spread out from the bathroom to other adjacent rooms such as the master bedroom or into a hallway.

SERVPRO provides flood damage mitigation and restoration service throughout the Dallas and surrounding areas. We have a large team ready to respond to every kind of disaster. These folks are highly trained professionals and hold numerous certifications for cleaning, restoration, decontamination, mold control, and much more. We respond to your call in less than four hours, and our call center is available 24 / 7 to take your call and mobilize a team.

Restoration After a Plugged Drain Causes a Flood

The sewer under your home can plug for many different reasons. A broken tile, tree roots, or an object flushed down the toilet becomes lodged in the drain causing a blockage. A rush of water draining from laundry machines or perhaps a bathtub can cause the water to back up through the toilets and overflow onto the floors. Unfortunately, this water is considered contaminated, and the floors and any objects on the floors must be appropriately decontaminated and cleaned.

SERVPRO can help in these situations. We have the equipment, the chemicals needed for decontamination, and the trained staff to manage these situations. Sealed floors, such as tile floors, can usually be decontaminated and cleaned. We carefully remove carpeted flooring and the underpad to avoid distributing contaminated material and discarded.

In some situations, SERVPRO may also suggest that hardwood floors must be removed. Contaminated water can penetrate to the subfloor. Water can be removed. However, contaminated material could remain, leaving a potential health hazard. We work closely with insurance adjusters and the homeowner to provide advice on the best approach to take.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Preston Hollow and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Are Some Subtle Signs of Storm Damage that Can Lead to Flooding in Dallas?

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

boots walking in flooded property We look beyond the obvious to make sure SERVPRO resolves all your flooding concerns after extreme weather patterns bring torrential rains.

SERVPRO Relies on Experience as Well as Modern Water and Moisture Detection Devices to Ensure Management of All the Ways Flooding Can Damage Your Dallas Home

When you envision flooding issues that could affect your Dallas house, a wall of water pushing its way over the ground and into the lowest levels of your property immediately comes to mind. Water damage certainly can flow in from overland flash flooding or through great holes torn into the roof or siding. Dramatic loss grabs your attention, but the storm damage you do not notice can wreak even more havoc.

How Do You Find Hidden Flood Damage?

The rains pounding on your Dallas home create flood damage in ways you could not expect. If you are far from waterways or your home is at a slight elevation, flash flooding might not pour into your abode. Do not be lulled into a sense of false security as you congratulate yourself on avoiding rising waters. In your home, issues might be confined to falling waters instead. The precipitation and interior pathways that rain finds to percolate down through the building materials forming the structure of your dwelling can result in flooding.

My Walls Are Damp--Is This Just Humidity Because of the Rain or A Severe Problem?

Even if your roof seems intact during the deluge and the high winds that accompany the storm, water has many ways of finding its way into a building. In some cases, you see no puddles of water, but other strange effects appear ominous. SERVPRO answers calls during the hours and days after a significant rainstorm, customers describing their observations about walls and ceilings in terms of:

    •    Sweating
    •    Bulging
    •    Cracking
    •    Staining
    •    Separating (from crown moldings and baseboards)

What Causes My Walls and Ceilings to Show Unusual Signs of Damage After Heavy Rains?

When we investigate, our managers and technicians realize rain penetrated through aging shingles, loose flashing, and other weaknesses in the roof's decks and joints. One way water can invade in alarming quantities is under the shingles near the gutter system. Rain that totals more than an inch per hour can happen in our region. Massive downpours pool up in the gutters, topping off and pouring over the side into a tsunami that can force itself under the shingles on the edge of the roof. Once inside, the water begins a wandering journey that can soak the back of drywall or lath and plaster, collect over ceilings, rise in building cavities, and eventually form slicks on surfaces and flood floors several stories down from the roof.

How Do Professionals Handle the Hidden Water Safely?

Water trapped in between walls or over ceilings presents significant safety hazards. The weight of just one gallon of water is 8.34 pounds, so if you have dozens to hundreds of gallons of percolated rainwater filling building cavities, dangerous collapse can be imminent. Our employees master the rigorous coursework developed by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), including what to look for and how to manage these trapped water safety concerns.

Steps to find the water include:

    •    Wearing of appropriate protective equipment, including hard hats
    •    Visual review of the affected area and surfaces
    •    Deployment of moisture detection and metering tools to locate and measure moisture levels
    •    Use of thermal imaging cameras and evaluation of temperature fluctuations to isolate caches of water

Steps to manage the water load include:

    •    Careful punching of weep holes in blistered paint and ceilings
    •    Prying off of baseboards to cut or drill release holes
    •    Use of saws to make "flood cuts" to release water, remove damaged wallboard, and open wet spaces for structural drying

Why Is Water Rising in my Basement Without Flash Flooding?

If your roof stood up to the heavy rain and no overland flooding is apparent, why is water rising in your lowest levels? Rain that "trains" over several hours or days, one downpour following after another, causes the ground around your home to saturate thoroughly. The pressure of the water needs a release, plus it is a scientifically proven fact that wet goes to dry. The brick, cinder block, concrete, or other types of foundation is permeable under certain conditions, especially when the ground can hold no more. Seepage shows up inch by inch inside the perimeter of the foundation. Cinder blocks pose a unique problem because the storm water can collect in the cells as well as oozing into your basement.

We look beyond the obvious to make sure SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas resolves all your flooding concerns after extreme weather patterns bring torrential rains. Waste no time and call (214) 361-7887 for a proactive assessment and recovery plan.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Dallas, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas today at (214) 361-7887 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can Homeowners Save Money After Water Damages Their Dallas Home?

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

burst copper pipe Burst Pipes Can Lead to Significant Water Damage in Dallas

SERVPRO' s Expertise Saves Homeowners Money with Fast Water Extraction

Water damage from weather, broken plumbing or improper drainage can be a crushing blow to a homeowner. At this time in summer, Texas weather brings the constant threat of thunderstorms. In many neighborhoods, families barely have the opportunity to dry out from the last storm before another one hits.

At SERVPRO, we understand how important water removal is in Dallas to get back into your home. Depending on the amount of water and how much of your home has been flooded, this process may take only a day or two. Under severe volumes of standing water, the process may take over a week for complete drying. Our team of technicians will work to make the process as painless as possible for you.

Our locally owned offices maintain a 24-hour response team specializing in floodwater removal (regardless if it is rainwater or otherwise). This mitigation will begin in less than a day so that any standing water is pumped out as quickly as possible. SERVPRO owns and keeps on site, an extensive inventory of pumps and water extractors designed for private homes. Each office also maintains its generators to support our teams and equipment. Having some of the best equipment in the removal business is useless if you can't use it when the city electrical grid may be knocked out.

After the water has been removed, our technicians use a series of blowers and exhaust fans to remove any remaining, excess moisture. To remove excess humidity and hopefully prevent the growth of mold, we also use specialized dehumidifiers when needed. Drywall and floor trim are particularly vulnerable to mold infestation if they are not dried out or removed quickly. Some of the same equipment we use for removal is also useful to restore carpets and carpet padding. In addition to the fans and blowers, our teams also maintain a specialized set of vacuums, mat wet vacs and heaters to extract water from carpets and wood flooring. In just a few minutes after getting soaked, dyes and inks begin to bleed from cloth and paper. It is usually too late for those goods to be salvaged, but our highly trained technicians can recover and restore furniture to prevent it from losing paint or varnish. If water is removed quickly enough, floor staining and carpet color can be saved as well.

If you are concerned about preventing damage, you can contact us for a free inspection or if you have need of our services now, call us at (214) 361-7887. As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is dedicated to restoring the homes of our neighbors.

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