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What is the Best Way to Cleanup Water from Carpeting?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Vacuum wand removing water from carpet SERVPRO understands how serious water can damage the carpeting in your home, Call us for assistance with water removal.

Dallas homeowners trust SERVPRO to tackle water cleanup from saturated carpets

The type of water saturating the carpets in your Dallas home will play a significant role in how SERVPRO handles the cleanup. No matter the kind of flooding you have, we have proven methods to leave everything “Like it never even happened.”

Water cleanup in Dallas when your carpet is involved means determining the best way to proceed. We break down water contamination into three categories:

  • Category 1 water is clean, often coming from your plumbing or supply line
  • Category 2 water is dirty, coming from appliances like a dishwasher, water heater, or washing machine
  • Category 3 water is contaminated, often coming from sewage, outdoor flooding, and more

Keep in mind that any water sitting for too long can become dirty and bacterial growth will fester. We get to work fast using our extraction equipment, pumps, and vacuums to pull up as much water as possible. Whether or not our technicians can salvage your carpet will depend on several critical factors, including:

  • The age of the carpeting and padding below
  • The type of installation
  • The category of water that has come into contact with it
  • And other essential factors unique to the situation

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is the team to call when you need water cleanup to dry carpeting throughout your home. Call us 24 hours a day at (214) 361-7887 to have a team dispatched to your property to begin the assessment.

Get Results with Reconstruction and Fire Restoration by Skilled Technicians

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire. Call us right away.

SERVPRO arrives quickly to your Dallas home so that you can get prompt, reliable fire restoration

As one of Texas's major cities, Dallas happens to be the fourth-most populous metropolitan region in all of the United States. The city of Dallas had a population of 1,197,816 when the 2010 United States Census got taken. 

The Caddo people originally inhabited Dallas, TX, prior to the time that Spanish colonists arrived to claim the territory. In later years, France also claimed portions of the region but never did establish much of a settlement. 

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

One of the more notable and sadly historical events known for Dallas, TX, is President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963. This event took place when his motorcade went through downtown Dallas and Dealey Plaza on Elm Street. In the years since that took place, the Texas School Book Depository where the shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, was said to be – it has now been turned into a historical museum that details the life of the former president and all of his accomplishments. 

Dallas, TX, Offers Many Hidden Gems for Sights and Attractions

There is a lot to explore when you are in Dallas, including some incredible must-see attractions, including:

  • The Arts District – This is 68 acres filled with walkable downtown sights, including restaurants, performing arts venues, award-winning museums, and much more.
  • Margarita Mile – Some people may not know that Dallas has gotten dubbed the Official Home for the Frozen Margarita. When you visit Margarita Mile, you have the chance to sample different variations of this tasty beverage as well as a selection of eats from top restaurants. 
  • Deep Ellum – This former warehouse district is known for incredible nightlife and live entertainment. It is not hard to locate this nightlife hotspot because it is also dotted with neon signs and a glowing arrow pointing the way.

Some of the top restaurants and bars to visit in Dallas, Texas, include:

  • Bombshells Restaurant & Bar
  • Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar
  • Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Bar
  • Magic Time Machine
  • Steel Restaurant & Lounge
  • City Council Restaurant & Bar
  • Zenna Restaurant

Fire Restoration Gets the Interior of Your Dallas Home Back to Normal Quicker with SERVPRO

Prompt action and proven methods are the only way to ensure your Dallas home is back to preloss condition after a fire. SERVPRO arrives fast and utilizes a proprietary process to move through the steps of cleanup and restoration.

Once you have an emergency and need fire restoration in Dallas, the process is as follows:

  • Make contact with our restoration team. We are available 24/7 to handle all levels of fire damage restoration.
  • We assess the damage and your structure. 
  • We provide boarding and tarp-up services as needed to protect your home from the elements and intrusion. 
  • Cleanup begins, including all charred debris and unsalvageable materials.
  • Repair and renovation get done using controlled demolition. 
  • Deodorization and sanitization ensure no foul odors get left behind.

Call (214) 361-7887, and SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas will be on the scene within hours to help you with fire restoration. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Highly Trained Mold Inspection Specialists in Dallas

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage Mold remediation should be left to the professionals. Call SERVPRO and their trained technicians are ready for any size job at any time.

SERVPRO personnel receive unique training in mold inspection

Combating mold growth takes more than high-grade equipment. To fully understand how to handle mold, it is vital to have an advanced understanding of common species, growth factors, and effective countermeasures.

Many SERVPRO technicians receive training on fungal remediation technologies, but those who desire to learn more have access to some of the most advanced mold inspection training in Dallas. Devices such as thermal imagers that can detect moisture through walls and surfaces are standard equipment for these highly educated specialists. Some of our most successful specialties include:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians
  • Mold Damage Inspectors

Working together, these individuals form a team that can identify mold growth anywhere in the home and tackles the full problem at once. Unlike some other services, our mold inspections rarely miss an isolated colony or a problem area. If you suspect mold may be growing in your home, give us a call: we can send someone out to say whether your suspicions are correct, definitively.

Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas about your mold damage problems at (214) 361-7887.

When Should You Call for Flood Damage Mitigation Assistance in Northwest Dallas?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

flood damaged home. Storm damage is no laughing matter. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the flood damage restoration needed for your home.

Know when to get professional flood damage mitigation services for your home

Companies like SERVPRO can save your home from severe after-effects of flooding with timely and robust responses to the situation. However, professional services may not be necessary for every incident.

There are a few things that should be instant signs that you should call for assistance with flood damage mitigation in Northwest Dallas. If you see any of the following in your home, you should contact us right away:

  • Standing water
  • Entire carpets soaked
  • Black or gray, murky water
  • Outside debris such as plant material

In the absence of these warning signs, you may still need help from professionals. As a general rule of thumb, if you do not expect to dry out your home within a few hours of the incident, you should call SERVPRO. You should also contact your insurance company to get their recommendation on how to proceed. Insurers commonly recommend and pay for professional mitigation services.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 whenever disaster strikes your home.

SERVPRO Keeps Doors Open for Dallas Restaurants During Water Cleanup

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage SERVPRO has IICRC trained technicians for any size job. No matter how big or small, we are here to help.

The garbage dump turned nature center in Dallas

One of the most important revitalization projects in Dallas has been the Trinity River Project, which has converted our riverbanks from barren and industrial eyesores into lush recreation centers. One notable place from this project is the Trinity River Audubon Center, which hosts events centered around the trails and revitalized forests surrounding it. Guests are often surprised to learn about the origins of the place: at one time, it was an illegal landfill.

Originally a farm, the plot of land that would eventually become the Audubon Center slowly became an illegal dumping ground. The landowners accepted cash in exchange for no-questions-asked dumping rights. Consequently, the area became hazardous, and locals demanded something to be done. Eventually, a federal judge resolved the legal battle by creating the first plans for the new Center.

Today, this 120-acre stretch of land holds numerous trails, picnic areas, and even a butterfly garden. Cleanup crews and restoration experts have erased every trace of the former landfill. As part of the larger Trinity River Project, it is a shining example of the nature available in and around Dallas.

The roots of conservation and nature in Dallas: The Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Long before the Trinity River project, a different effort helped people in Dallas connect with nature and learn about ecology. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest gardens of its size in the United States. Having been well-cared-for since its inception, it is widely known as one of the best gardens in the country.

Initially, the Garden began on the private estate of prominent oil industry physicist Everette Lee DeGolyer. His wife Nell was an avid gardener who worked tirelessly to maintain and improve upon the beauty of their 44-acre property. In 1976, the estate was converted into the publicly accessible place known today.

Over time, various benefactors added many more gardens and exhibits. It continues to steadily increase in both size and diversity of the gardens available for viewing. Gardens today include, among many others:

  • The original DeGolyer gardens started by Mrs. DeGolyer
  • A Woman’s Garden
  • The Pecan Grove, which holds over 100 blooming cherry trees
  • The Lay Family Garden, with a vast collection of perennials

From carefully trimmed hedges and flower displays to overgrown recreations of Texas swamplands, the Garden of today has something for everyone.

We do water cleanup with Dallas customers in mind

One of the main concerns about water cleanup that Dallas restaurants have is the impact on customers. Patrons do not like to see water damages, but they may seem like minor impediments compared to a water cleanup procedure that could shut doors for days. SERVPRO knows that these closures are harmful to local restaurants and has developed strategies for keeping doors open.

One of the primary ways that we prevent doors from closing is by responding before the situation worsens. When we respond within hours of the incident happening, we can clean up water while avoiding problems such as:

  • Mold growth
  • Carpet replacement
  • Repainting

Additionally, in most cases, we limit our operations to hours that will have minimal impact on your daily operations.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 the moment you identify water damage.

Learn About La Catrina at This Special Event in Dallas

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

 La Catrina Fire cleanup is not east matter to handle, especially by yourself. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the fire restoration services needed.

Fire Cleanup in Dallas

La Catrina is one of the most well-recognized faces of The Day of the Dead across Dallas and many other cities with significant cultural heritage from Mexico. Despite this, very few people know about the history and significance of that oft-seen skeletonized woman or much of the holiday's culture at all. Ramblers Media Production hopes to change that this year by hosting a casual, fun, and educational party to celebrate La Catrina and everything she stands for.

This 21-and-over event starts at 6 PM on January 23rd and continues into the early morning of the next day. Expect live music, great food, unique vendors, and many activities in which to partake. Professional face painting in the Day of the Dead theme will be available to anyone interested, and other artists plan to both create and sell their projects throughout the night. Tickets cost $20 per person, but if you act fast, you might be able to score an early bird special for half-price admission.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is a fire cleanup company that has served Dallas for many years and built up a reputation for quality, reliability, and professionalism. Call us 24/7 at (214) 361-7887.

New Wave Fans in Northwest Dallas – Get Your Tickets Fast!

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Dallas city limit sign Fire damage will be too much to handle by yourself. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the fire restoration services needed.

New Wave Fire Damage Restoration Company of Choice

After many months of canceled concerts, closed stages, and a generally dismal local scene, New Wave music fans in Northwest Dallas should take note of one big event that is happening. Gas Monkey Bar and Grill, well-known for its ardent support of local musicians, plans to host one of the largest concerts Dallas has seen in the better part of a year. Local Duran Duran tribute band, the Wild Boys, has scheduled one of their biggest-ever performances at the restaurant, and tickets are selling out fast. At the time of writing, many tickets are still available but selling fast. If you have been dying for the chance to get out and have some fun, you might want to jump on this one.

The establishment plans to serve plenty of food and drinks throughout the evening, but the doors are open to all ages hoping to attend. The band will play on the evening of January 2nd, but if you cannot make that date, give Gas Monkey a call: they have a few other, smaller events planned in the meantime.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is a locally owned and operated company that helps with emergency fire damage mitigation projects in Northwest Dallas. Call our 24/7 emergency line at (214) 361-7887.

Oil and the Environment: Dallas Weighs Both in Healthy Measure

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Trinity river Water restoration is key when it comes to a water damaged property. Call the professionals a SERVPRO for the water damage restoration services needed.

How The Trinity River Shaped and Reshaped Dallas

Longtime Dallas residents may remember when the Trinity river was barely a trickle of runoff sluggishly moving down a ditch. Today, the river is as alive and vibrant as ever, with one of the largest urban nature areas in the entire world. The Trinity River has always been part of our city's core, and once upon a time, it was even lusher than it is today.

Dallas was founded in the 1840s, with the first buildings erected directly adjacent to the river. This location was not arbitrary – the spot had rapidly developed into an important river crossing for wagons heading West. This section of the river was also remarkably biodiverse, with ample opportunity for local hunters to supplement the ever-expanding cattle industry. For many businesses and households in this early community, a well might be entirely unnecessary – the flowing river had fresh water for all.

By the early 20th century, however, the Trinity river had begun to cause some problems. Dallas was now a large city, home to skyscrapers, apartment buildings, and large factories. With few to no environmental regulations to guide them, these factories dumped pollutants into the river. Natural areas that had not already been cleared for development were now poisoned. When these pollutants started to taint the city's water supply, people realized something must be done. Unfortunately, this did not involve a reduction in the types or volumes of pollutants dumped by industrial companies. Instead, the river was re-routed entirely, skirting around the city.

For most of the 20th Century, Dallas looked identical to most other city centers: urban, industrial, and lacking in natural recreation opportunities. In the latter half of the century, however, the city's industrial areas shrank. More importantly, they also instituted manufacturing practices that were far cleaner and more sustainable than those used in the past. These factors, combined with public demand, led to the development of the Trinity River Project at the turn of the 21st century, which allowed the river to resume its natural course. Environmentalist efforts also helped to restore the local foliage much faster than it would have returned by itself.

However, the Project is not over and has much room to grow over the next few decades. As the trees grow older and taller, biodiversity will only increase, and the river area will begin to look like the forests that remained for eons virtually untouched by humanity.

Dallas is No Longer an Oil City

For decades, Dallas built up a reputation as a center for the oil industry, with warehouses, refineries, and corporate centers all primarily serving the nearby oil fields. At one point, the oil industry appeared so healthy here that housing prices reached the levels of Manhattan and other expensive cities without any room to expand, even though new neighborhoods were being built here at record rates. In the past few years, oil prices have fallen sharply, yet our community and economy remain more robust than ever.

Before oil, it was cotton that dominated our area so thoroughly. When global cotton production increased and outcompeted many local businesses, the city's industrial center made a smooth transition to the refinement and shipment of petroleum and plastic products. However, when an economy relies on just one industry, it becomes vulnerable to swings in the market. When oil demand swelled, so did our city. When it declined, many entrepreneurs and workers lost everything.

These conditions would not last long. Many of our neighbors work in the technology and communications industries, and the roots run deep for these businesses. Texas Instruments, one of the most important computer hardware developers in the world, started in Dallas during some of the earliest days of computer technology. Many companies would follow in their footsteps, making Dallas the home of everything from web hosting companies to refrigerator electronics specialists.

The tech and oil industries combined created a robust commercial sector for the city, which attracted large corporations of all sorts. With excellent city planning, a strong education system, and a remarkably diverse community, Dallas is undoubtedly the modern heart of Texas. Today, our town continues to grow faster than ever, and college graduates from around the country come here to support any industry you could think of.

A Technology Leader in Dallas Water Restoration

The success of water damage restoration in Dallas and surrounding areas depends on many things happening at once. Crews must respond quickly to stop the heaviest damages. Safety precautions have to be strictly observed, and inspections need to be thorough to ensure that no hidden damages are left to fester. SERVPRO accomplishes these tasks via the most advanced technology in the industry.

One of the first people to respond to any water damage disaster is our inspector. The SERVPRO inspector investigates the situation and analyzes the full extent of the damage, including aspects that may only be detectable through specialty tools. For example, when searching for water leaks behind walls and ceilings, we utilize thermal imaging devices to detect even the slightest abnormality. Water has unique thermal properties that typically makes it cooler (or, in some cases, warmer) than any materials around it. Thermal imaging devices help us track down the source of the problem when it may not be apparent.

Often, our thermal detection technology is aided by infrared scanning devices. These devices have roughly the same purpose but can also see through many materials to examine the areas behind them. In tandem, infrared and thermal scanners paint a detailed and accurate picture of the entire home's damage.

Once our restoration work begins, we bring out a few unique tools engineered specifically for our water damage projects. Our industrial-strength air movers and water extraction pumps work together to remove most of the water within a few hours. Once any standing water is gone, we utilize several kinds of dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air; these devices use complicated thermal and chemical mechanisms to return the environment to its optimal dryness.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas brings the most advanced technology in the industry to every water restoration situation in Dallas. Call our emergency line 24/7 at (214) 361-7887.

Dallas Intangible Art Installation Features Two Million Feet of Yard

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

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All-Female Lineup Highlights Top Fiber Artists in the U.S. At Dallas Exhibit

Take your time as you stroll through eleven different and immersive art installations in Dallas at the Sweet Tooth Hotel, featuring the creations from fiber artists around the United States, including work done by London Kaye, known for her Yarn Bomb events. The total amount of yard used throughout the exhibit is more than two million feet in length. Each installation has a different look and feel that includes a multitude of yarn reimagined, with uses such as a yard-covered mailbox, bellpulls hanging from the ceiling, tapestry creations, floorcoverings along with some fun custom-created yarn animals. Each artist has been given her own space at the exhibition to create their own unique vision in yarn for the public to enjoy. 

  • December 7th through June 6th from Noon to 8 PM daily
  • Adults: $20
  • Student/Military/Senior: $17
  • Children: $15

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at  (214) 361-7887 can perform commercial mold remediation for local Dallas properties and assist in the cleanup of both structure, fabrics, and contents, so it is "Like it never even happened."

Puppy Training For All Levels of Experience In Dallas

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Water on floor, SERVPRO vehicle parked outside Learn to tame your puppy while SERVPRO tames your businesses water damage. Call us right away at (214) 361-7887.

Learn to Communicate With Your Puppy In This Dallas Virtual Event

Certified trainer Amy Lear is hosting a virtual class in Dallas on the basics of training your new puppy. This online class is an ideal event for new dog owners or anyone considering adopting a puppy over the Holiday Season. Amy will give attendees tips on how to communicate with your puppy. She will discuss typical training issues such as obedience, potty training, crate training, and learning to properly walk on a leash. Another frequent frustration is teething by puppies, and Amy has tips for teaching your puppy what to chew and what not to chew. Teaching basic commands is crucial, and Amy has suggestions for getting your puppy to perform actions in exchange for positive reinforcement and praise, rather than treats. 

  • Come to the virtual training session on Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • The time to attend is 5:00 pm CST
  • Each session runs approximately 1.5 hours

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 handles any size commercial storm water removal in Northwest Dallas properties to make the structures safe for people and dogs, "Like it never even happened."