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Call Our Team When Your Dallas Business Experiences Significant Fire Damage

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Call Our Team When Your Dallas Business Experiences Significant Fire Damage Unfortunately, if misused, microwaves can start fires, which is why all employees must be aware of how to safely use these handy devices.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration For Your Dallas Business

A microwave is a must-have appliance in your office building break room in Dallas. When you are away from home and do not have much time to eat lunch before getting back to the grind, it is an easy way to heat a meal, so you aren’t always stuck with cold sandwiches. Unfortunately, if misused, microwaves can start fires, which is why all employees must be aware of how to safely use these handy devices.

Commercial fire damage in your Dallas office building from a microwave is a frightening experience for everyone. Getting your break room cleaned up and back in its usual working order is something you’ll want to be done quickly, so hiring a professional remediation company is a must. SERVPRO can come to your rescue any time you have a fire damage emergency, and we are equipped with the experience and advanced equipment needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Everyone should only be using containers in the microwave that are labeled as microwave safe. Anything made of metal, plates with metallic rims, travel cups, and aluminum foil are all off-limits. Even Chinese take out containers with the metal handles should never be used in the microwave. All of these items can start a fire inside the appliance for the intensity of the heat.

Paper products should also never be used. Lunch bags, napkins, newspapers, plastic bags, and newspapers are not safe to use in the microwave. The heat causes the paper materials to burn and let out toxic fumes, plus start a fire inside your microwave.

Many plastic storage containers are unable to be microwaved as well. They are an easy target for fire and can easily melt when they are heating. You must make sure that the containers you use to reheat specifically say that they are safe to use in microwaves, otherwise, steer clear of using them for reheating your food up quickly at work.

Do not use the microwave without anything inside of it. Many people use it for an easy timer, but this is unsafe and can also start a fire. The oven needs something which absorbs the energy it is putting out, so when there is nothing there, the microwave absorbs its own energy, causing it to self-destruct and catch on fire.

Lastly, do not leave the microwave unattended while in use, and never try fixing it yourself. If you try to fix it yourself and make a mistake, there is a high chance of the oven breaking down and catching on fire. SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas can come restore your office building in Preston Hollow, Dallas, or Northwest Dallas after a microwave fire. When the fire is out, call us at (214) 361-7887 so we can get to you and clean up the mess before more damage can be done by the settled smoke and soot.

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Where to Start With Flood Damage Restoration After a Storm? Call SERVPRO!

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Where to Start With Flood Damage Restoration After a Storm? Call SERVPRO! Storms and possible tornadoes are a reality of living in this area. Contact SERVPRO after flooding or storm damage to your home.

Tornadoes and Severe Storms can Allow Flooding in Dallas Homes

Dallas residents often get reminded about their proximity to the most severe portion of tornado alley that affects the entire Midwest. While there is little that a homeowner can do to prevent the formation of one of these devastating storm systems, the effect on your home can allow elemental damage like heavy rainfall and runoff to enter your house unabated. The resulting flooding requires immediate attention from trained professionals like our response team.

Tornadoes can quickly damage roofs and siding on your property, but the flood damage in Dallas that can result is often more challenging to contend with than reconstruction of exterior components might be. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced equipment to allow us to extract floodwater from your home quickly to help make an efficient path to vital drying efforts. The faster that our experienced team can get to work on this mitigation, the less likely homes are to experience secondary damage such as mold and microbial growth.

From the moment that our experienced professionals get the call about the emergency, we prepare our SERVPRO Green Fleet of service vehicles to roll out from our facility with the equipment and personnel to help. We can offer emergency board up services and tarping services from the time that we arrive so that our other professionals can successfully extract the water and begin drying efforts without continued water penetration into the affected areas.

Our advanced equipment like portable sump pumps and gas-powered extraction machines can work to remove the pooling water from your property fast. We can then set up our drying equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to begin removing moisture and dampness from this area of your home as well.

While our objective is to protect and preserve materials where possible, flooding often leads to reconstruction efforts for the highly damaged regions of your home. Our professionals can work to make this transition from mitigation and restoration to reconstruction as seamless as possible.

Tornadoes might not hit your home all the time, when they do, it requires immediate attention to protect your property from flooding and other elemental damages. Give our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas rapid response team a call today at (214) 361-7887.

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Our Restoration Experts Discuss The Steps Needed To Restore Your Flood Damaged Dallas Home

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Restoration Experts Discuss The Steps Needed To Restore Your Flood Damaged Dallas Home When floods affect your property, you might need an experienced hand to guide the recovery process.

Steps That Improve Flood Damage Removal In Dallas

Floods can happen in different ways including sustained downpour that leads to rising water reaching unwanted areas in your Dallas property. Flash floods could also happen when it rains in a different area if your property lies on the flow path of the floodwaters. All incidents of flooding cause damages, but the extent might differ depending on the cause. We offer professional restoration that includes structural drying, mold prevention, and remediation, among other services.

Recovery from flood damage removal in Dallas involves different steps, so it is essential to prioritize specific steps. Doing so helps reduce the chances of secondary damage, or quickens the process altogether. What causes the incident plays a role in what you are likely to prioritize. Incidents involving rising water may require removal of items to a high section in the same property, or an offsite storage facility. In case of short-term, but torrential downpour that floods the property, extracting the water helps protect contents from additional damage and reduces the overall time it takes to restore the property. Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped with high capacity water extractors and pumps. We also handle move outs easily.

Floodwaters contain a wide range of contaminants from the simple silt and mud to the more dangerous ones like raw sewage and industrial toxins collected as the water flows over different locations. Since removing the water does not remove these contaminants automatically, there is a need to take specific steps to deal with the contaminants. Our SERVPRO technicians use various approaches to achieve the intended goal. We spray EPA-registered disinfectants immediately after arriving at the damaged property. We also use power washers to remove soils and debris mechanically or professional cleaning agents for chemical removal.

Floodwaters reach all nooks and crannies in the affected property. Most of it pools in open areas where removal through extraction is easy. However, some of the water reaches hidden sections in the property including wall cavities, below floorboards among other areas. Removal in such cases requires more than just a pump. Our SERVPRO crews utilize different techniques including performing flood cuts and drilling weep holes among other steps that help ease access to the floodwater.

When floods affect your property, you might need an experienced hand to guide the recovery process. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 to help you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Aging Pipes can Brew Water Damage in Your Dallas Bar

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Aging Pipes can Brew Water Damage in Your Dallas Bar Call SERVPRO to keep your business running after a water loss event.

A Broken Pipe Can Leave Your Dallas Bar in Need of Water Removal Services

As old pipes age and become even more unstable with time, it is possible for them to break and leave your establishment in vital need of water removal services. Upon arriving at your bar in the morning and finding water gushing from the broken pipe, it is essential to turn off the water and call for help immediately. Quickly removing water means that it is less likely to do further damage to the wooden floorboards or the bar itself.

If you do not call water removal services to your Dallas bar as quickly as you can, water can absorb into the floorboards and cause them to bubble and crack. Wood, which absorbs water, also composes the structure of the bar, allowing the bar framework to expand and crack as well. Excess moisture can allow microbial growth to begin in less than seventy-two hours of initial exposure and mold cannot be present at a food-service location. The faster you call, the better it is for your establishment.

Here at SERVPRO, we understand your time is valuable. Having your bar open to the public is essential, or else you can begin to lose profit. For this reason, SERVPRO can come to your bar no matter the time, and we always strive to get to your establishment as quickly as possible after your initial call.

Once we arrive, our technicians immediately begin to set up our advanced equipment so we may remove the water as swiftly as possible. At SERVPRO, we use tools such as extractors and wet/dry vacuums to eliminate standing water, as well as portable submersible pumps in extreme cases. After removing the water from the floor of your bar, we can use thermal imaging technology to ensure that we have not missed any pockets of water still standing. Once our SERVPRO techs are sure all of the still water is gone, we can move onto using moisture drying equipment to ensure that your bar doesn't develop mold damage.

If your business suffers from water damage or needs water removed, always call for help as soon as you can. Speak with SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas by phoning (214) 361-7887. We're open 24/7 and ready to take your call.

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Our Specialists Can Help When Your Dallas Home Has Mold Issues

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Specialists Can Help When Your Dallas Home Has Mold Issues SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas has the expertise to clean the mold damage in your home.

Mold Damage Remediation In Your Dallas Residence

Mold can grow almost anywhere in your Dallas home. When you do discover you have mold growth, you want to find a professionally trained mold removal company right away. Concerns regarding indoor exposure to mold have been on the rise as the public becomes more aware that mold can create health effects. It is essential to hire a remediation service which has the training and experience needed to implement a plan for remediation, plus has the right protective equipment and containment.

Cleaning the mold damage in your Dallas home is our priority at SERVPRO once you contact us. Our staff has been professionally trained, and we have all the equipment needed to help you return your property to a safe living environment.

We start the remediation process by finding and correcting the source of the moisture which created the mold. Then, SERVPRO techs contain the areas of your home that were affected by the mold and start the removal of any visible water. We use high-tech air movers, air scrubbers, and dehumidifiers to get the area dry again. Sometimes, demolition of the floors and walls is necessary to make sure we thoroughly remove the mold.

When cleaning the mold, various methods can be used including wet vacuuming, damp wiping, EPA vacuuming and removing damaged materials and sealing them in plastic bags. We can usually scrub mold off of hard, non-porous surfaces with detergent and water and then dry the surface. Any porous or absorbent materials such as carpet and ceiling tiles may need to be discarded.

Our immediate response lowers the amount of damage to your property, plus reduces your restoration costs. We also work closely with adjusters, insurance companies, and you as the homeowner throughout the entire process of remediation.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas has the expertise to clean the mold damage in your home in Northwest Dallas, Preston Hollow, or Dallas. Get in touch with us by dialing (214) 361-7887 any time you need assistance from the professionals.

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Rely On SERVPRO To Mitigate Your Dallas Home

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Rely On SERVPRO To Mitigate Your Dallas Home SERVPRO experts can help you identify what is causing the water leaks in your home.

Why SERVPRO Specialists Use Infrared Imaging Devices for Water Damage Mitigation in Dallas

There are many reasons why you can rely on the technicians at SERVPRO when your home in Dallas needs mitigation experts to protect it from harm. Our training and experience, the equipment we use, and our quick response time ensure we do the best possible work on homes to stop any existing damage from worsening or spreading to currently unaffected regions of your property Damage never clears away on its own volition. Helping families move back into their own house as quickly as possible after a disastrous event means a lot to us.
 
When SERVPRO technicians mitigate a home in Dallas that has water damage, we use infrared imaging devices. These handheld pieces of equipment work well in helping us locate water leaks, materials that are retaining moisture, and other damp locations within the home. Infrared imaging does this because they can pick up on any minute temperature differences in materials and on surfaces. Water cools almost all materials enough to produce the differences in temperature needed for these sensitive cameras to pick them up and show them to us on the screen.
 
After we locate water leaks, drips, or damp materials, we can determine the exact amount of moisture content in each with a moisture meter. While the infrared devices give us a starting location for where water is intruding, these highly accurate devices provide us with a starting point for achieving our drying goals.
 
After we dry the areas involved without desiccant machines, localized heaters, and air movers, we can search for microbial activity. Microbes need only a short period of exposure to water before beginning to grow. Locating colonies after we cut off their water supply and dry the area to increasingly hasten the changes in their environment facilitates any additional work needed in this area. Mitigation of your water damage situation should always include a thorough assessment of the environment, so future damage remains controlled.
 
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas can help make your home's water damage disappear, “Like it never even happened.” Contact us by calling (214) 361-7887, any day of the year, day or night.
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Our Experts Explain Several Facts About Fire Damage In Your Dallas Home

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Experts Explain Several Facts About Fire Damage In Your Dallas Home When there is a fire in your Dallas property, you might have a hard time understanding how some of the damages you have to deal with occur.

Interesting Facts That Explain Outcomes Of Fire Damage In Dallas

When there is a fire in your Dallas property, you might have a hard time understanding how some of the damages you have to deal with occur. Some things like soot only appearing on the upper half of the walls or pungent smell in rooms with no visible fire damage or smoke residues might be hard to understand. Over the years our crew has been offering professional restoration services, we have encountered most of these patterns, so we not only anticipate them but also know how best to deal with them.

In many incidents of fire damage in Dallas, the flames are put out before they raze the entire structure down. In some cases, most of the damage is from smoke residue left on the ceiling and upper sections of the walls. This is an outcome of convection currents that drive smoke movements while the fire burns. The currents occur when hot air displaces cold air in the surroundings forcing the cold air to flow downwards. Since the hot air is the smoke from the fire, it deposits soot and other residues on surfaces higher up in the affected areas.

Bad odors are a common problem after fire damage. Various residues left by the fire including soot and charred material remains produce these odors. It might, therefore, surprise you if there is a pungent odor in areas with no visible residues from the fire. This scenario is likely when there's a kitchen fire involving meats. The protein residues left are yellow, amber or virtually invisible which explains why there is a bad odor without any visible residues. In protein fires, our SERVPRO crew cleans up the entire home to get rid of all residues.

The smoke produced in fires is driven or floats freely depending on the temperatures involved. Every 10°F increase in temperature doubles air volume and increases pressure. Therefore the hotter the fire is, the harder the smoke is forced into surfaces requiring extra effort during cleanup. Our SERVPRO technicians use different cleaning approaches including mechanical action such as agitation and application of professional cleaning agents to remove all residues.

From the sources to the outcomes, fire incidents can be puzzling. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas to help you unravel any mysteries. You can reach us at (214) 361-7887 any time.

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The Real Truth Behind Commercial Water Damage and Possible Store Closure in Dallas

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Real Truth Behind Commercial Water Damage and Possible Store Closure in Dallas When your small shop is facing water damage, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

Counteract the One-Two Punch of Commercial Water Damage in Dallas With A SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP)

Resolving the damage caused by a water loss to your Dallas business has both short and long-term considerations. A reputable water restoration firm typically has the trained technicians and up to date equipment to return your commercial property to preloss condition with relatively quick turnaround time. The lingering challenge of commercial water damage involves client and customer loyalty and confidence.

If you find it necessary to close down your business for just a few days to recover from a commercial water damage event in Dallas, prepare for a more profound shock. Statistics bear out that when businesses cease operations for even a short time to manage a disaster, up to 50 percent of them find the situation results in permanent closure. The answer when the crisis doubles down is to have a viable preparedness plan.

SERVPRO offers commercial customers our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) as a guide to developing a comprehensive disaster strategy. We visit your business to learn how your operations run as well as to get a clear idea of the layout of your physical plant. Storage, inventory, equipment, and the division of your space into retail and production areas are all considered.

The experienced manager SERVPRO sends to evaluate your business has the chance to make practical suggestions intended to minimize damage to both the structure and contents of your business from water damage. The fewer items, including equipment and structures, exposed to the dangers of water exposure the better. We also take note of the strengths and vulnerabilities of your building’s construction to plan for our response to a water loss. Finally, we work with you on options to keep at least a portion of your operations running during recovery to meet the needs of your customers.

Our assessment is distilled into a concise digital document readily available 24 hours a day to the SERVPRO team answering your call for water damage assistance. As a clarification of your priorities during a disaster, we encourage you to use our mobile app to complete a custom profile that adds essential details to aid in our restoration efforts. You can list vendors and contractors who helped you set up systems and equipment; those contacts help us make the best decisions as we address damages to those aspects. If you wish you can designate employees or other trusted individuals to act on your behalf, so restoration is not delayed if you are unavailable during a crisis.
 
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas knows our best outcomes rely on a collaborative effort with the businesses who reach out for our help. An ERP helps get you and our crew on the same page during restoration. Call us at (214) 361-7887 to start the planning process.

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We Are Better And Faster At Helping You Overcome Flood Damage To Your Dallas Home

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Are Better And Faster At Helping You Overcome Flood Damage To Your Dallas Home As you watch flood waters recede from your home in Dallas, it becomes apparent that the nightmare is far from over.

Get Help Conquering Flood Damage Hazards In Your Dallas Area Home

As you watch flood waters recede from your home in Dallas, it becomes apparent that the nightmare is far from over. There are many problems to fix, and now you don’t even have a comfortable place available to make a decision. You have to adjust to current circumstances, keep your family safe, and move forward without ever missing a beat.

After flood damage occurs on your Dallas area property, what was once familiar surroundings can easily make you feel uncomfortable. Everything requires your attention when all you want to do is go home. However, you need to be aware that your flooded home is now a source of hazards as well. Before you attempt to spend any time there, you must resolve some safety concerns before you enter.

Wet areas and electricity can cause severe hazards if you let them, so shutting off the main electrical panel before entering your flooded home makes it safer to continue. You could also have broken water lines or plumbing fixtures adding to the problem that should be taken care of as well. Broken gas lines could easily pose an explosion hazard, which makes turning off the gas meter an appropriate step. SERVPRO technicians check for these conditions and thoroughly inspect your property for hazards.

Both indoor and outdoor areas can become contaminated by raw sewage, fuels, biohazards and more. You want to have a trained professional on your side to check for these problems and ensure your families safety before ever stepping foot inside of your flooded home. SERVPRO technicians can also determine whether the air inside your home is acceptable to breathe or if other conditions exist that affect your homes living environment.

SERVPRO can also check for structural damages that often lead to saggy ceilings or walls, buckled floors, and a compromised foundation. Your roof can shift, and walls can tilt, indicating potential problems with the structural integrity of your home.

The IICRC industry certified technicians at SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas are available 24/7, 365, to provide you with the support you need to ensure your families safety and endure any situation. Call us today (214) 361-7887!

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Why Hiring SERVPRO Is The Best Option When Dealing With A Flood Damage Disaster In Your Dallas Property

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Hiring SERVPRO Is The Best Option When Dealing With A Flood Damage Disaster In Your Dallas Property Floods mostly catch people by surprise and the damages they cause can be very disruptive.

Professionals Help Ease Restoration Of Flood Damage In Dallas

Floods mostly catch people by surprise and the damages they cause can be very disruptive. Despite this, the property owner must take action to restore the property. Working with IICRC certified restorers like us helps in many other ways in addition to restoring your property to the preloss state. Immediately your Dallas property floods, you might be confused on what steps to take to remedy the situation. With our professional assistance, it is possible to respond accordingly.

A proper response to flood damage in Dallas includes fast action after the incident. Extracting water or moving items damaged slightly by the floodwaters are two critical steps to limit the level of damage. Our SERVPRO team easily handles move-outs to a different part of the property unaffected by the floodwaters or to an offsite facility. We also have gas-powered and submersible pumps perfect for fast extraction of high-level water preventing secondary damages caused by standing water.

Floodwaters usually contain a wide range of contaminants including raw sewage, industrial chemicals, and fuel oils among others. Exposure to such contaminants can cause health problems. Our SERVPRO crews are equipped with the right protective gear like boots, rubber gloves, full-body suits and respirators with p100/organic vapor cartridges among others. You don't have to be concerned about going into the highly contaminated water trying to save your property because we do it for you safely. We also take every step necessary to comply with OSHA standards.

It is essential to remove any porous materials like carpets, insulation and even drywall affected by floodwaters because it is not possible to eliminate all contaminant traces through cleaning. Our highly trained SERVPRO crews can handle such tasks easily. We have all the necessary tools for the job like carpet shears, and heavy-duty plastic bags, making carpet and pad removal easy as well as storing it safely for proper disposal.

The experience, sophisticated tools, and teamwork of a professional restorer help make restoration of damage by floods easier. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 to help.

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