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Dallas Property Torched by a Fire?? Call SERVPRO for Fair and Reasonably Priced Cleanup and Restoration

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dallas Property Torched by a Fire?? Call SERVPRO for Fair and Reasonably Priced Cleanup and Restoration Feel Trapped by a Fire in Your Dallas Home? Call SERVPRO

The Cost of Fire Damage Restoration in Your Dallas Residence

When it comes to professional restoration work for your Dallas home, most homeowners must stop and consider their ability to afford this work and whether or not it is worth it. When a fire occurs in your home, widespread effects can prove challenging for even an experienced and skilled homeowner to contend with, so professional restoration becomes the best option. Here is how you can make sense of the costs for this kind of work and how our franchise determines estimates.

Overcoming fire damages in your Dallas home is not going to happen overnight, and is going to require many of our technicians working tireless hours with our industry-leading equipment to restore. As is customarily the case with fires, much of the incurred costs for restoration work falls to the insurance company offering coverage for your house and does not often dip into the homeowner’s pockets beyond a possible deductible. While this deductible might be a set amount regardless of the estimated cost of restoration, it might benefit you to understand how these rates get calculated.

When our SERVPRO team begins to work up an estimate, much of this process gets determined by the designated estimator we dispatch to the site. This employee catalogs the damage, photographs the affected areas and roughly determines the personnel required. Scoping the equipment needed, and a general idea of how long a task like this takes are components factored into the most significant portions of the end cost for restoration work.

Another consideration is the administrative processes of our SERVPRO team, and our overhead to cover processes like delivering oversized equipment to job sites and the rates of our experienced and highly trained technicians working on the project through its completion.

While the cost of the restoration work has too many variables to tell you directly how much you might expect, it is always best to speak to your insurance company about filing a claim to help you prevent extravagant out of pocket expenses when that is unnecessary. We provide the Xactimate proposal using the same software as most insurance companies which streamline the process and establishes a budget.

You can count on our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas team of dedicated and experienced specialists to make the damage to your home “like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (214) 361-7887.

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What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Flood Damage In Your Dallas Home

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Flood Damage In Your Dallas Home After a flood damage experience, it is essential to work with professionals to restore and clean up your property.

Factors To Consider During Flood Damage Cleanup In Dallas

After a flood damage experience, it is essential to work with professionals to restore and clean up your property. Shelves, closets, floors, and walls are some of the areas that need thorough washing and disinfection. We follow a specific order during the cleanup process, which means some areas or items have to wait until certain places or contents have been restored. Given that this September is the National Preparedness Month (NPM), we are taking this chance to guide Dallas residents on how to make the right decisions.
 
The procedures that our SERVPRO technicians use when cleaning the walls during flood damage restoration in Dallas depends on the type of wall. In some cases, we may be forced to remove the plaster or wallboard before the cleaning process starts. After that, we wash the sills and studs and disinfect them to reduce the chances of mold growth.
 
When we are cleaning your furniture, we are careful not to force open swollen drawers and doors. We first let the furniture dry for easy opening. In most cases, wood veneer warps and separated, though it is possible to repair and clean solid wood furniture. We may also recommend a replacement when we come across upholstered furniture that is heavily soaked up with contaminated flood waters.
 
Some electrical appliances such as radios and TV sets may present unexpected dangers such as electrical shock even when they are unplugged. It is a possibility for some of their parts store electricity - our SERVPRO technicians understand this and are careful when handling such items during the cleaning process. We can grease moving parts such as pulleys and motors - which is applicable when cleaning washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and dishwashers. With the help of moisture displacement sprays, we can clean electrical switches and contacts. We watch out of damaged or stripped wire insulation and make sure all appliances are correctly grounded.
 
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas offers 24-hour emergency services that make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (214) 361-7887 when your property experiences mold, storm, fire, or water damage and allow us to restore it to its earlier condition.

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How Our SERVPRO Experts Eliminate Mold In Your Dallas Home

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Our SERVPRO Experts Eliminate Mold In Your Dallas Home The value of your property should not diminish because of mold issues.

Proper Remediation Of Mold Damage In Dallas Boosts Property Value

Mold is associated with some health problems. However, its biggest impact is diminishing property value if not properly remediated. Even if you aren't planning to sell your Dallas home immediately, some of the effects caused by mold might linger long enough to affect the future value of your property. Also, who wants mold to be the distinguishing feature of their property?

Mold damage in Dallas indicates an underlying moisture issue unless a one-off event such as flooding causes it. Proper remediation should start with fixing the source of the moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your premises thoroughly including hidden spaces such as wall cavities to identify all moisture sources. If the property floods, any wetness left in these hidden spaces can keep causing problems even when there is no other moisture source. In such cases, drying the dampness ensures positive results over a longer term.

Removing the moisture prevents new mold from developing. However, in the affected areas, it is necessary to clean all the visible effects of the infestation. Various cleaning actions are necessary to achieve a positive outcome. Our SERVPRO team first HEPA vacuums the affected areas to get rid of loose mold fragments. Other cleaning actions such as sanding, wire brushing, and damp wiping may follow based on how extensive the infestation is. After this, you can refinish the affected areas confident that there are no underlying issues.

Like other forms of fungi, mold causes structural problems when left unchecked for too long. Since wood is an excellent source of organic food for the mold, with time any infested areas are broken down and damaged. Where structural integrity is in question, the best option is the removal of the affected wood because even elimination of the infestation cannot restore the strength of the structure. When our SERVPRO technicians inspect your property, we identify any severely damaged areas.

The value of your property should not diminish because of mold issues. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887. We are available 24/7.

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Restoring Water Damage in Your Dallas Church

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Water Damage in Your Dallas Church Dallas Buildings Large and Small Benefit from Commercial Water Loss Mitigation from SERVPRO

Dallas Properties Benefit from SERVPRO's Expertise and Equipment for Water Loss Mitigation

With the modern approach to most new churches throughout the Dallas area, the traditional structures with their original furniture and sanctuary elements can get found less and less. These buildings are also very susceptible to the elements and interior concerns like plumbing breaks. This fact is due in part to the age of their construction, but also due to the materials used in the network of plumbing throughout the facility.

There are many concerns about water damage throughout your Dallas traditional church. Preserving the original materials used in the construction of this building can be challenging to those without the appropriate experience or equipment, however. Lingering moisture and dampness can warp and distort flooring and furniture, and after only a brief period, can render it unsalvageable. Choose to react to the situation quickly and reach out to our emergency response team at SERVPRO.

Hardwoods are a common component to older churches throughout the area, and moisture and pooling water from a plumbing break can present acute damages quickly to these materials. Flooring is particularly susceptible for absorbing as much of the water as it can in the affected area, bloating and warping the wood. With a fast reaction to the problem, and working to shut down the supply of water to the church quickly to prevent prolonged damages, our SERVPRO professionals can work to pull out the moisture from this saturated material via dehumidification equipment and drying mats to save the hardwood.

Moisture and leak detection equipment can help our technicians verify the precise location of the break in the plumbing to minimize the removal of the wall material and isolate the areas needed to repair the problem and to dry out the wall cavity. Our equipment can also help us to determine lingering moisture to ensure that we fully dry out the area to prevent secondary effects like mold growth.

Preserving your church is a matter of trusting in the right professionals to carefully restore the damage. You can count on our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas water damage specialists to respond quickly and help you to overcome the effects that threaten your church. Give us a call anytime at (214) 361-7887.

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What You Can Do When A Severe Thunderstorm Floods Your Dallas Garage

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Can Do When A Severe Thunderstorm Floods Your Dallas Garage It is imperative for you to call for professional help as soon as you find the flood damage inside of your Dallas home.

What To Do When A Thunderstorm Floods Your Garage

Owning a garage is an excellent solution for a lack of storage inside of your home; however, they are not precisely protected from the elements and can sustain flood damage during a severe storm. Heavy rainfall can bring floods, and the rushing water can rise underneath the door of your garage and seep into your belongings and storage. Antique furniture, paintings, old photographs, and stored clothing can all become threatened as the water makes its way inside.

When situations like this occur, it is imperative for you to call for professional help as soon as you find the flood damage inside of your Dallas home. Swiftly taking action can help prevent damages that are not repairable, as water-based damage is often time-sensitive. Drying out the contents of your garage and lowering the moisture levels can keep the antiques in your garage in sound condition.

When you get in touch with SERVPRO, our IICRC-certified technicians can swiftly travel to your home, aiming to be there within hours. SERVPRO can use equipment such as powerful wet/dry vacuums and submersible pumps to remove the standing water from your garage. Depending on the volume, our technicians can even bring truck-mounted equipment that can take on hundreds of gallons of water.

Once the standing water has been removed from your garage, SERVPRO can focus on unboxing your stored belongings. We can send them to our facility to be dried before repacking them. We can set up dehumidifiers and air movers around your antiques, creating an environment that can help draw the excess moisture away from their structure.

Additionally, we can also use thermal imaging to search for any water that may be trapped in the walls of your garage and then set up a drying system to make sure that the water does not cause future complications. One of our main goals here at SERVPRO is to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened."

If a severe storm causes flood damage to your property, never stop and delay. Phone SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas by dialing the number (214) 361-7887. Day or night, 24/7, we're always available to take the job.

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Dangers of DIY Restoration for Fire Damage In Your Dallas Home

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dangers of DIY Restoration for Fire Damage In Your Dallas Home Dallas House Fire Damage? Don't DIY--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Dallas Homeowners Often Take on Unnecessary Risks to Cleanup Up Their Properties After a Fire Loss

One of the most troubling things about a disaster in your Dallas home is the uncertainty of when your home can ever look or feel the same again. With a situation like a fire in your residence, you want to correct the effects of this incident as quickly as possible to ensure that you do not allow for the situation to get worse. The temptation is probably high to immediately start to dry and clean or restore your damaged home on your own; there are many concerns that you should know.

As much as you want to save money and do things yourself, your Dallas home often requires professional restoration services following fire damages.  There are too many variables and threats that exist within the house that the average homeowner is ill-prepared to face. Our SERVPRO team of professionals can respond quickly and help to mitigate further damages while we prepare a plan to restore your home.

One of the most significant risks that a homeowner faces, once their home is affected by fire damages, is environmental exposure. With dirt, debris, and smoke circulating throughout the air in the affected areas of your house, these contaminants to the atmosphere can lead to illness or breathing concerns for an individual without the appropriate protective equipment. Our technicians have the safety gear to prevent exposure in hazardous areas such as full-face respirators or even SCBA breathing tanks to get to work on making the environment less hazardous.

Another potential concern for the homeowner after a fire has gotten extinguished is a weakening of structural components and construction materials. It is not at all uncommon for ceilings to collapse, floors to give way, or walls to fall over. This risk is one that our SERVPRO professionals assume as we seek to begin the restoration process, but not one that you should.

As tempting as it might be to save yourself the cost of restoration, most homeowners would find that to restore their home to their insurance company’s standards adequately, they need professional and experienced specialists. Our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas team is available 24/7 by calling (214) 361-7887.

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Mold Damage Technicians In Dallas Describe How To Assess The Environment

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Technicians In Dallas Describe How To Assess The Environment Mold damage can occur because microbes naturally exist throughout your home inside dust particles and in other places.

Technicians Describe How To Assess The Environment

A fungus only needs three things to grow and survive inside a Dallas building. The fungi must have excessive moisture, an organic food source such as wood or paper and temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit to thrive. Mold damage can occur because microbes naturally exist throughout your home inside dust particles and in other places. Once conditions inside your Dallas home reach the ideal range for development, these microbes get activated and form into mold contamination.

Since fungi can cause health problems for some people, our SERVPRO crew takes extra measures to maintain good air quality inside your home. When we go to Dallas and conduct mold damage mitigation services, we come up with a safety plan that will keep our workers and all of the occupants in your residence safe from harmful substances. Everyone that works on the job site has to wear specialized personal protective equipment so that they do not breathe in dangerous particles in the air. Our team shows up at your property equipped with full body plastic suits, full face respirators, along with their hand and foot protection gear.

Microbial growth takes place often in dark areas that you do not look at every day. A slow water leak or one that went unnoticed for a long time are common causes of fungal formation. Once the fungus exists, it grows hyphae that spread across, into and out above the affected surface. The structures often look like small black dots that contain a little white fuzzy substance. The job of the hyphae is to create microscopic spores that the organism uses for reproduction. These spores become airborne and float around the structure until they find a place to settle and contaminate a different section of the house.

The first step to mitigating issues with a fungus is to determine whether or not mold actually exists. Our SERVPRO experts work directly with you the homeowner and find out where you believe the contamination is located. We inspect contents and building materials in your house to see whether mold exists by looking at possibly contaminated materials and by smelling the dwelling to see if foul, musty odors exist. We then find out from you if you have had previous problems with microbial formations or if you experienced a water leak recently. Determining the cause of the fungal development can help prevent issues from returning in the future. If you ever notice black mold forming in your home, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 seven days a week.

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Efficient and Professional Ways to Deal with Water Removal in Dallas

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Efficient and Professional Ways to Deal with Water Removal in Dallas SERVPRO Equipment and Technicians Can Remove Water and Dry Homes in Dallas--Just Call Us

Water Damage in Dallas Properties Gets Mitigated with Prompt SERVPRO Service

Although it is a useful utility, water becomes a nightmare if it overflows and reaches unintended parts of your Dallas property. This might happen due to several reasons, whether it is a sewer backing up because of blocked lines, a broken drainage pipe or even a leaking sink. What you do after discovering the unintended water intrusion really matters because if left in place, the water can cause different kinds of damages. The best way to mitigate immediate damage and prevent future complications is to involve a professional.

Water removal in Dallas properties is a multi-step process that might involve fixing the source (if it is a minor repair), draining the water and drying the property. Calling SERVPRO is better than handling all these aspects on your own because they can overwhelm you. We send a team to handle the process so that each step of the removal gets sufficient attention. Our team is also able to multitask which helps prevent additional problems. For example, while some team members extract the water, others remove affected items. Cutting down the exposure period prevents other problems like structural damage and mold growth.

Proper removal takes more than just draining water from the visibly affected areas. If there is water inside the walls, proper dying is only possible if special techniques are applied. Our technicians remove the baseboard and drill small holes on one side of the wall. We can circulate warm, dry air into the wall cavities using air movers eliminating the excess moisture.
 
Draining water trapped under wall-to-wall carpets can be problematic, but our technicians at SERVPRO use proven methods to dry these areas. For example, the technician can 'float the carpet', which is a technique involving placing an air mover under the carpet. The moving air quickens drying and helps eliminate chances of secondary water damage like bad odor or mold from developing. Pulling the carpeting from the tack strips for access can be difficult for the average homeowner. Problems like flapping can cause delaminating of the fiber from the backing. Pumping too much air beneath the carpet might also stretch it. Our technicians have the experience and skills to salvage carpets whenever possible. We always try to restore and not replace water-damaged materials and possessions.

A case of simple interior flooding can cause extensive damage and expense to restore the structure if not correctly handled. Calling SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas helps ensure that proper mitigation steps are taken immediately. You can reach us 24/7 at (214) 361-7887.

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How Experts Fix Bad Odors during Water Removal in Dallas

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Experts Fix Bad Odors during Water Removal in Dallas SERVPRO Freshens Up Your Dallas Home during a Water Damage Service

SERVPRO Can Provide Odor Control Along with Water Removal Services

Flooded properties or those affected by excessive moisture undergo several restoration steps to return to their original state. In addition to the initial water removal and drying, other processes might be necessary to ensure a habitable environment. Combating smells fall under this category of additional remedial procedures. Eliminating odors after flooding is not always easy, but an expert can help take care of the problem.
 
The expert you choose to restore the effects of water damage in Dallas is better placed to understand why there is a bad odor after your property has been cleaned and dried. Sewage, dead animals, pet waste and trash, can all cause pungent smells. When water floods your property, it can collect any such material present and deposit it in hard-to-reach spaces where it is easy to miss in a casual cleanup. However, most water damage is the result of interior issues with appliances or leaky plumbing. When our SERVPRO technicians handle the cleanup, they rely on their extensive working experience and training to identify such problematic areas.
 
Our technicians at SERVPRO are trained to use different deodorization procedures to ensure your property regains its natural odors. For example, before identifying the source of the bad smell, the technician can use a masking agent with a pleasant smell. This helps keep your property habitable until the problem is resolved. Tools like Thermal Foggers can also be used to release a dense fog of solvent-based deodorizers into confined spaces. The deodorant particles pair with the odor causing particles neutralizing them.

In case mold or mildew is detected, our technician can use a disinfectant and sanitizer. It is a challenge to eliminate such growth even when hidden inside wall cavities by use of specialized equipment such as Ultra Low Foggers, which inject the antifungal agent directly to the affected area. Depending on the severity of the situation, other equipment like Hydroxyl generators and Ozone machines can also be used. However, the latter might only be applicable when the property is vacant. Waterborne odors have many sources; the best remedy is to extract the water, dry the residual moisture to standard interior levels, and then start with the "nose test."
 
Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887, and our experienced technicians can work with you to find a perfect solution for your problem.

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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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