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Don’t Stress Over Water Damage Remediation in Your Dallas Residence

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don’t Stress Over Water Damage Remediation in Your Dallas Residence Water damage remediation can cause chaos in your home. Contact SERVPRO today for assistance.

Mitigating the Various Effects of Water Damage in Your Dallas Home 

If that water damage incident in your home is not urgently attended to, then long-term wetness can ruin your contents and interior finishes in one way or the other. Prompt actions can prevent further damage and reduce the chances of having to replace more items than necessary. Let us look at some of the processes that we use to restore various structures within your Dallas home.

Permanent repairs in your Dallas property may not take place immediately after a water damage event unless the building is thoroughly dry. For instance, the subfloor, which is mainly composed of layers of submerged wood, may swell after coming into contact with the water. When attending to such situations, our SERVPRO technicians replace the affected sections to prevent possible buckling. It is also essential to inspect for warping before new flooring can be installed.

When wood sits in water for an extended period, it may eventually start to swell, break, or crack. If that happens, it is normal for the wood joints to become weak since they are fragile. Our SERVPRO technicians have the equipment to extract water from your home as well as dry and clean your wooden furniture. By thoroughly drying the wood, we protect it from possible mold growth.

Our SERVPRO technicians also inspect the state of the structure's insulation. We remove any matted insulation, which is usually popular with rockwood and cellulose insulations. On the other hand, it is possible to clean and dry fiberglass insulation since it does not permanently lose its insulating capability, even after being exposed to wetness. Though, the insulation’s vapor barriers may also slow the drying speed. Where necessary, we drill holes into wall cavities and then force air through the holes to enhance evaporation. We can also remove wet drywall when we find much moisture.

At SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is in your commercial or residential property. We are experienced in water, fire, storm, and mold damage cleaning and restoration. Call (214) 361-7887 and get a chance of working with our highly trained team.

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After A Fire In Your Dallas Home, You Need To Have Your HVAC System Inspected

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After A Fire In Your Dallas Home, You Need To Have Your HVAC System Inspected Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 to arrange a visit from our IICRC certified technicians.

HVAC Inspections After Fire Damage In Your Dallas Home

In any property restoration, there are visible damages and non-visible damages. Initial cleaning of the affected area may resolve cosmetic issues, but malodors or dust problems can persist. Professional services help to ensure that the non-visible signs of property damage are dealt with at the first time of asking and could prevent secondary issues from occurring further down the line.

Residential property owners with fire damage in Dallas should hire professional remediation technicians to inspect the affected area properly. Your HVAC system can end up distributing smokes, malodors, and soots throughout your property; mainly where the source of damage occurs on the supply side of the system. SERVPRO technicians can conduct an expert inspection of your HVAC, protecting both the system itself and your indoor air quality.

In moderate to major scale house fires, hot, smoke-filled air can enter the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), depositing dust and soots inside. Remediating rooms becomes a meaningless procedure if soots are redistributed into clean areas after the service is complete. A preliminary inspection can help to ascertain whether any mechanical elements were damaged during the fire. These could include dampers, turning vanes, mixing boxes, and cooling coil.

If during the inspection, mechanical damages are discovered, we may need to bring in an HVAC specialist to repair your system. Where there is heavy soiling, we can clean the shafts as well as replacing disposable filters. An HVAC technician may also need to disassemble parts of the system for proper cleaning. We can reassemble your system once all soiling has been removed. Soiling from major fires may require duct sealing services to fumigate the system entirely and prevent unpleasant odors from returning. Duct sealing procedure is complicated and may take some time to complete the procedure correctly.

Restoring non-visible damages is essential to getting your home back to its preloss condition, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 to arrange a visit from our IICRC certified technicians.

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Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Documents And Appliances In Your Dallas Home

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Flood Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Documents And Appliances In Your Dallas Home If your home requires our services to mitigate damage from flooding, give us a call today at (214) 361-7887.

Restoring Documents And Appliances After Flood Damage In A Dallas Home

As Texas inches ever closer to hurricane season, residents are preparing for floods, whether they come from storms in areas with low elevation or overflowing levees, bayous, and rivers. If not dried properly, moisture from flooding can compromise the structure of your home and create an environment that allows mold, bacteria, and foul odors to thrive in porous surfaces like carpet and wood. Flooding can be especially bad news for your craft or sewing area, as this can result in damage to papers, patterns, fabrics, and electronics without the right tools and techniques to restore them.

If spring rains cause flood damage in your Dallas home, our SERVPRO professionals are ready to come to you 24/7, including all holidays. We know that flood damage does not wait to occur during regular business hours, so we are always prepared to address and mitigate damage to your home.

When our SERVPRO team comes to your home, our priority is to extract any remaining water after a flood. Extraction can entail the use of portable extractors that hold as much as 5 to 12 gallons of water for disposal. Contaminated carpet and padding can be removed quickly and efficiently to maximize safety and prevent the introduction of mold, bacteria, and odors into your home that can compromise the flooring or subflooring underneath.

For sewing patterns, personal records, legal documents, and other essential paper goods that need drying, our team can restore them through air drying, sublimation, or dehumidification, depending on how much needs drying and their current condition. We can also salvage electronics such as your sewing machine, laptop, and other appliances that may be in your crafts room through careful cleaning and monitoring of exposure to water. Your electronics can be encased in plastic and moved elsewhere in the home to avoid further exposure to moisture while we restore your home to its pre-flood condition.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is here to help you whenever disaster strikes. If your home requires our services to mitigate damage from flooding, give us a call today at (214) 361-7887.

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Call Our Crew When The HVAC Pipes In Your Dallas Home Get Clogged And Cause Water Damage

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Our Crew When The HVAC Pipes In Your Dallas Home Get Clogged And Cause Water Damage Our helpline is (214) 361-7887, and you can contact us 24/7/365 for help.

How To Handle Water Damage In Your Dallas Residence Caused By Clogged HVAC Pipes

No one considers the HVAC system as a threat, but it is usually installed inside a home and can hold large volumes of water that must be transferred outside. If HVAC pipes clog, they may cause the water to back up and spill on the attic floor, ceiling, and walls.

When the drain is clogged, the HVAC system can spill water every time you turn it on, leading to costly water damage to your Dallas residence. You may end up having to replace some items like your ceiling if this problem goes on for an extended period. When you discover water damage in your house, it is advisable to seek the services of a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO.

Our restoration experts can help you extract water, eliminate debris, dry out, and repair your home to make it safe for you and your family. We have sophisticated water removal and drying equipment to deal with the water loss quickly. Our professional grade water extractors can get the affected surfaces back to nearly 100 percent dry condition.

Our SERVPRO technicians restore water damaged structures while abiding by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. We can use pumps or shop-vacs to remove any standing water from your attic and mitigate the damage on the floor of the attic and the ceiling. We can also use air moving equipment to circulate air at high volumes throughout the affected areas to facilitate the drying process.

Our technicians can also use dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and moisture meters to monitor the drying process every day. When restoring attics, working with insulation is often necessary. We can use insulation vacuums to dry and save fiberglass insulation. If there is wet sheetrock under the insulation, it may be impossible to restore it. We can replace the affected sheetrock to repair the attic floor. Our technicians can also monitor other contents that may have been exposed to high humidity or water for cleaning and deodorization needs.

If you have a water loss, SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas can handle your emergency water damage restoration project promptly and to your satisfaction. We can make the water loss incident look “Like it never even happened.” Our helpline is (214) 361-7887, and you can contact us 24/7/365 for help.

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How to Take the Headache Out of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Dallas

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How to Take the Headache Out of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Dallas Don't let your business get ruined by water damage. Call SERVPRO today for all your water damage remediation needs.

Use Commercial Water Removal Services for Your Dallas Office Building After a Plumbing Failure

Water can pool in an office building if the plumbing system fails. A broken water pipe can cause water damage in a few hours, especially if it occurs after business hours. Water loss can cause the destruction of office equipment and furniture, paper records, and computer files.

Water damage may also cause loss of income when businesses stop operations. It is critical to use commercial water removal services for your Dallas office building to remove the water and dry the affected areas to reduce the impact on the finances of the businesses operating in it. The professionals at SERVPRO can assist you with restoring your office building to its previous condition. Our technicians have decades of experience and can guarantee your satisfaction in any water damage restoration project.

When we arrive at a water damaged structure, we carefully pre-inspect all aspects of the damaged areas and then start the mitigation efforts. If there is standing water, our technicians use appropriate pumps or wet/dry vacuums to extract it. We check the flooring and walls below the damaged area for standing water and remove it as necessary. We also use moisture meters to determine the extent of water penetration in carpeting, flooring, walls, and ceilings.

Our SERVPRO team extracts water from carpeting and hard surface flooring. Our technicians detach carpets and extract water from the pad and floor. We remove the pad from the structure and discard it in most cases. We also examine the carpeting to check for damages like bad seams, delamination, and mold. If the carpeting is damaged, and cannot be dried and reinstalled, we remove it from the structure and discard it.

If the carpet can be saved, we treat its back and the floor with appropriate antimicrobial products or deodorizers and lay it back on the floor. We extract water from the surface fibers again and apply deodorizer or antimicrobial agents to the face fibers as necessary. If the carpet has furniture stains, our technicians remove them before the carpet dries. We also use dehumidification equipment to eliminate the extra moisture in the air.

If water has flooded your office building, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 for emergency services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. We can remove the water and dry your building promptly and professionally.

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Our Technicians Address The Possibility Of Contaminants In Your Flood Damaged Dallas Home

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Technicians Address The Possibility Of Contaminants In Your Flood Damaged Dallas Home If you ever suffer moisture-related issues after a storm, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 any time of the day.

Flood Damage Workers In Dallas Discuss The Possibility Of Contaminants

During a storm, it is possible that rainwater can saturate several of the building materials and contents inside your Dallas apartment. In some cases, moisture can leak in from your roof and cause your home extensive flood damage. When water comes in from above, it can saturate many of your building materials as it follows gravity to the ground. If the leak is slow, moisture can seep into structural components without you realizing it right away. If items such as the materials that make up your roof stay wet for too long, it is wise to call in a professional flood damage restoration company like SERVPRO.

Any time organic substances such as building materials or contents containing paper or wood get wet, there is a chance fungi can form. Preventing mold growth and other secondary problems is always our SERVPRO technicians' goal when mitigating any flood damage in Dallas. We know that it takes a fungus 48 to 72 hours to develop. Therefore, we work towards drying out any organic materials inside your home within that period. We can accomplish rapid structural drying by changing the atmosphere so that it speeds up the natural evaporation process.

By creating air circulation and removing moisture from the air with specialized equipment, we can dry out building materials rapidly. However, when moisture comes into a structure from the outside, there is always a possibility that it can be contaminated. Rainwater itself could contain harmful bacteria or parasites, so problems are treated differently than issues related to clean water plumbing failures. The rain that gets any of your building materials wet is considered grey water, and the problem is labeled as category two damage.

If the water entering your apartment comes from the ground and is muddy than the possibility of contaminants being present is higher. Dirty water that enters a building is considered a category three problem and gets treated the same way as sewage backups.

Any time there are wet items on the interior of your home after a storm, we take measures to disinfect wet materials to prevent the spread of harmful microbes. If you ever suffer moisture-related issues after a storm, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 any time of the day.

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If Your Dallas Bathroom Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, We Can Help!

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage If Your Dallas Bathroom Experiences A Water Damage Disaster, We Can Help! Give our skilled crew a call right away at (214) 361-7887 so we can check things out and restore any damage we find before it gets out of hand.

Water Cleanup For Your Dallas Bathroom After A Leak Is Found

A majority of the plumbing joints and pipes in your Dallas home are behind the walls, which makes it difficult to detect water damage signs. You need to pay close attention to things such as moisture on the walls, flooring, and stains which can give you clues for plumbing problems that are out of sight. Do not ignore any leaks around the bathtub or toilet. Unless you fix them right away, they can lead to more significant issues and expensive repairs.

If you suspect that you have a moisture problem in your Dallas home and need water cleanup services, get in touch with a professional remediation company right away. SERVPRO has the equipment and trained staff to be able to help you around the clock. Do not hesitate to reach out, as the longer you do, the more damage your home sustains.

Keeping an eye on your bathroom can help prevent major disasters. The toilet is one of the most vulnerable spots in your residence. Leaks related to your toilet often involve both sewage and clean water, adding to health hazards and the potential damage to your structure. The water lines on your toilet should be frequently checked. Look for leaks around the seat, in the water hose, and underneath the tank. If the floor feels soft, the damage is already going on.

When you have a leak, SERVPRO techs can use special moisture meters to determine the level of moisture in certain materials like drywall and flooring. We also use thermal imaging cameras to inspect and monitor moisture in building materials we work to restore the affected area. If any subflooring or drywall is damaged beyond repair, it is removed and replaced.

Another area to watch for moisture is around your bathtub and shower. A large amount of water is used in these areas daily. If you find any cracked or missing tiles, these need to be replaced immediately, as water can get behind the tiles. Also, if there is any missing grout, this needs to be repaired for the same reason. The caulking joints should also be checked where the walls meet the tub or floor, and if they are cracked, they need to be replaced.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas of knows how to find any hidden moisture in your home in Preston Hollow, Northwest Dallas, or Dallas when you believe there is an issue. Give our skilled crew a call right away at (214) 361-7887 so we can check things out and restore any damage we find before it gets out of hand.

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Hey, Dallas Homeowner! Water Loss Mitigation Gets Done by SERVPRO--Real Fast

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hey, Dallas Homeowner! Water Loss Mitigation Gets Done by SERVPRO--Real Fast When a Squeegee Isn't Enough for Water Removal from Your Dallas Home or Office--Call SERVPRO Real Fast

The Process of Turning Around Water Damage in Dallas Properties

Many people think that cleaning up after water damage means mopping or throwing down towels on the floor and setting up a fan or two to dry any water the towels or mop did not pick up. One of the main factors affecting the restoration of a structure and contents is the amount of time it was saturated before cleanup efforts began and another important factor is if any residual moisture remains.

Dallas Water Damage Comes in Many Forms

When there is a hot water tank failure, pipe burst or even a leak in a roof allowing rain into the home, the water you can see may be all you assume needs to be cleaned up. The problem can go much deeper. In the case of moisture behind drywall, vapor barriers can hold moisture and become a perfect host for mold growth. When flooring is drenched, the subflooring underneath can retain moisture and cause a host of issues. In almost every circumstance, having your property cleaned professionally by our team at SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas can help you avoid potential repairs or replacement cost from secondary damages.

Our Dallas water damage technicians use several state-of-the-art moisture detection devices including moisture sensors that can show if there is any residual moisture in baseboards, walls or carpeting. Moisture meters are a valuable tool used to determine how much moisture in various materials and how we define when an affected area is truly dry. We can use devices with sharp probes or flat surfaces, depending on the material being checked. Thermal imaging can be used in cases where probes cannot adequately measure the moisture within structures. Color imaging on a small visual screen indicates temperature variations, a possible indication of dampness or water. Thermohygrometers measure humidity, vapor pressure and dew point. This measurement is essential for determining the baseline indoor humidity in unaffected areas of the property so drying goals can be established.

Quick Water Extraction is a Key Element

Sometimes when our water damage restoration team arrives at a local site, often the property owner has done some water clean up before our arrival. What they often find shocking is the amount of water still left in carpeting, furnishings, walls, and flooring. For fast extraction, we utilize the power behind both portable and truck mounted extractors. Weighted extractors are ideal for pushing water out of carpeting and upholstery. For large amounts of water, we can pull it out of a home or business quickly using our truck-mounted pumps. Bottom line: the more thoroughly water is extracted, the faster the home or business dries.

How SERVPRO Dries Properties So Quickly

Our technicians have an array of tools that are often used in tandem to reduce moisture quickly in a property. Our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas technicians are certified in the science of Psychometry, the study of air and control of moisture content and its effects. This training enables the technicians to choose the right configuration of high-grade air movers, high-velocity axial fans, industrial heaters and dehumidifiers on a case by case basis for the best results. The air movers are vital to the drying process as they are positioned to draw moisture air to the surface and the dehumidifiers eliminate the moisture as it rises. Our goal is to work quickly and cause as little disruption to your home or business as possible during our restoration efforts. Whenever possible, we dry furnishings in place, setting the legs on foil and raised on blocks of wood or dense foam.

Carpeting is not automatically a loss if it has absorbed water. With our extraction methods, we can pull much of the water from within the padding. Using a method such as "floating" where strong currents of air are directed under the carpeting, it can often be dried in place and saved. In the cases where carpeting cannot be dried in place but appears to be restorable, our technicians can suggest removal to a drying facility or to another location at the property. Padding is often discarded, not worth the effort nor the expense to salvage.

In-Plant Restoration Services

There are times contents cannot be dried on-site. In those cases, with the permission of the property owner, our technicians pack and more items for in-plant servicing. In the case of upholstered furnishings or carpeting, both can often be saved through our restoration methods. Our goal is always to restore rather than replace whenever possible, and our specialized restoration techniques for books and papers use the same recovery methods as the Library of Congress for historical documents. Lyophilization has saved many an important document or manuscript.

Leaving No Reminders of Water Damage Behind

Although drying the structure and contents eliminates a good deal of the unpleasant odor, there are additional steps taken to ensure there are no traces left either visually or offend the olfactory sense. Thoroughly hand-cleaning using our proprietary cleaning solutions eliminate bacteria and fungus along with leaving a pleasant, clean scent. In many cases, this is enough to take care of any residual odors left behind.

When the Water Odor is Bigger Than Hand Cleaning Can Handle

While our cleaning methods may banish any lingering odors. Sometimes, the odor left behind requires robust methods to eliminate it. When the scent additive in cleaning products is not enough, another masking agent that works often comes in the form of time-release gel beads. For strong odors, our Odor Control Technicians utilize ultra-low volume fogging. This method uses a solvent that is released as fog, and it changes the makeup of the odor at the molecular level neutralizing it. We can also utilize mechanical means of odor control by stationing HEPA filtered air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators.

Avoiding Mold after Water Damage

Mold is a real concern and our approach to water removal and cleanup addresses making the structure and contents non-supportive for mold growth at every step. Along with lowering moisture, our powerful antifungal cleaning agents leave surfaces unfriendly for mold growth. A common home remedy that gets repeated often is to spray bleach on areas after cleaning. That never addresses mold spores and colonies that have extensive hyphae, root-like structures embedded in porous materials like drywall. SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas provides the correct remedies to inhibit mold proliferation.

Do not take on the task of water removal from your home on your own. Whether it is a little or a lot of water causing you stress, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas, and let our technicians professionally clean and restore your property to its preloss condition. We are proud to serve the City of Dallas, Texas and areas in 75240, 75230, and 75220.

Our Qualified Technicians Are Ready To Restore Your Dallas Fire Damage

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Qualified Technicians Are Ready To Restore Your Dallas Fire Damage When you are faced with a kitchen fire disaster call our experts 24/7, we have the expertise and equipment to handle any damage big or small.

Getting Rid of Protein Residues after Fire Damage in Northwest Dallas

A protein fire is among the most common type of property damages caused by the burning of poultry, meat or fish during a kitchen fire. Although these tend to be contained relatively quickly, and cause minimal structural or permanent damage, protein residues can be unpleasant. At times, proteins may discolor paint works or surfaces. At other times, protein residues are invisible to the naked eye, and only distinguished by a pungent, thick smelling odor.

Properties with Fire Damage in Northwest Dallas rely on services that offer skill, expertise, and efficiency. SERVPRO technicians are local to the area which gives them a unique understanding of the architecture and blueprint of residences. They also hold IICRC certificates in odor control which they can use to restore your property to its preloss condition after a kitchen protein fire.

The thick odorous smells are usually the first cause for concern among homeowners, but the priority in restoring your property is cleaning surfaces. These surfaces are, more often than not, contaminated by protein residues which can spread rapidly throughout the home, not just in the affected area — failure to adequately remove these residues first results in odors returning after the deodorization process.

SERVPRO use proprietary cleaning solutions to help remove greasy textures from all the surfaces in your home before deodorizing. Once your technician is satisfied that the property is clean throughout, we can deploy foggers to clear odor from a large area in a time efficient way. The behavior of deodorizing vapor is also similar to that of smoke and enters the same areas neutralizing odor.

Kitchens often house ventilation shafts or other areas where odors could be residing. Since these areas are difficult to inspect employing various odor control methods can be beneficial. SERVPRO can deploy spray treatments, pellets, and air scrubbers to help tackle protein odors which may be residing in non-accessible areas of your home.

Kitchen fires require professional assistance to get back to preloss conditions, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887.

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Our Water Damage Experts Can Restore Your Home In Dallas To Pre-Damage Condition

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Damage Experts Can Restore Your Home In Dallas To Pre-Damage Condition In case of a water spill in your property, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 any time.

How Simple Steps Ensure Convenience During Water Removal In Dallas

Sometimes water loss happens due to simple mistakes during routine procedures such as setting up a newly purchased washing machine. If you fail to hookup the appliance properly, a significant water spill can occur causing damages on the floor, subfloors, and materials in the immediate surroundings. Removing such water fast is crucial. Specific steps taken during the process can increase convenience.

Water soaks into porous materials such as carpets fast complicating the process of water removal in Dallas properties. Drying the water may necessitate removing the carpet, which is a tedious process and there is a risk of damaging the carpet, baseboards or other materials. In-place drying is another viable option, but it takes time and increases the risk of mold development in the property. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on simple approaches such as floating carpets for efficient in-place drying. During this process, we place the air mover vent below the carpet allowing the carpet and the floor below to dry evenly.

Water removal processes can soil the house with debris and other wastes especially if flood cuts or vent holes are necessary to remove water from wall cavities. Cleaning such debris from the property can extend the water removal process. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on simple steps such as covering items with plastic sheets or creating containment zones where they open up wall cavities limiting the areas they soil in the process. Such steps guarantee a quicker conclusion of the removal processes.

Water removal can take days, weeks or even longer especially if it migrates to many sections of the property. A longer wait can be a great inconvenience to the occupants because it might force them to move out of the property. Our SERVPRO technicians take several steps to expedite the process. We use high capacity equipment such as truck mounted water extractors to remove standing water fast. We also use several units of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry wet materials rapidly minimizing the period affected areas remain wet.

In case of a water spill in your property, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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