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If Important Documents Are Damaged By Water In Your Dallas Property, Call Our Experts For Help!
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Document Drying After Commercial Water Damage In Dallas
A law firm or real estate broker can risk potentially expensive losses to both their property and hard copy documents should a water issue get out of control. Document losses can harm previously good client relations or result in the loss of valuable information. Our commercial restorers can help to recover certain documents that have been damaged, following a split pipe or leaking roof in your offices. Drying documents is an expensive and time-consuming process but can be extremely valuable in certain scenarios.
Customers that need specialized document drying after commercial water damage in Dallas can reach out to us and arrange dispatch of a specialized commercial restorer unit. As a property manager, you can communicate with a SERVPRO crew chief during the inventorying and packing out stage as well as prioritize those that are most valuable and those that can be discarded. It is essential to understand that existing damages to documents cannot be reversed; however, valuable documents can be prevented from being lost using advanced drying techniques, including sublimation.
Sublimation is a process of turning a solid into a vapor without moving through the liquid state. There are many considerations, including the time frame, what type of contamination levels the document has been exposed to, as well as how long it has been exposed to moisture. The methods used to remediate documents are expensive so that a SERVPRO restorer can explain to you the costs and time frames for each document and each method. It is up to you to decide whether the value of saving the document is worth.
One of the first steps to remediating documentation is to freeze them. Freezing slows the process of dilapidation and allows a SERVPRO restore to determine the best course of action for each document. Vacuum thermal-drying, Air-drying, Vacuum freeze-drying, and dehumidification are all useful methods for remediating documents that may be irreplaceable or cause significant harm to your business if lost.
Hard copy documents are not easy to remediate. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 for expert handling from start to finish.
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How to Take the Headache Out of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Dallas
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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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We Can Restore Your Dallas Business To Pre-Damage Condition
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Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup In Dallas
Small business in Dallas is particularly vulnerable to disasters like fire and flood. They do not have the assets of a national network to fall back on, so shutting down for restoration and cleaning for even a week can mean closing their doors permanently.
Commercial flood damage to a Dallas business like a convenience store needs cleaning by a professional restoration company. SERVPRO technicians train extensively to remove water, replace unsalvageable building material, and dry all restorable property.
Most commercial water damage comes from an activated sprinkler or a broken water line. That is treated water, and considered clean, requiring no special efforts to remove it from the business. With flood damage, water comes from outside, usually after a storm. This water is contaminated and can contain soil and other contaminants like pesticides and animal waste. Before starting other efforts, technicians spray the water and all affected surfaces and items to kill any bacteria.
Now, they use pumps and extraction wands to remove the water. The commercial pumps work best with water higher than an inch or two. If the water is only about ankle-deep or lower, technicians start with the extraction wands for more efficient removal. Since this is a convenience store with little or no carpet, SERVPRO team members then force any trace amounts of water out the nearest exit using long-handled squeegees.
Next, one of our inspectors determines if there is any permanent damage to floor trim, paneling, or ceiling tiles. Each of our team members can quickly remove affected building material with a minimum of disruption to the rest of the store.
For equipment that is wet, but otherwise undamaged, our personnel set up fans inside to force the damp air outside. It lowers the humidity and speeds up the normal evaporation process. To further increase the rate of drying, technicians also set-up air movers to force warm, dry air across and under equipment and shelving.
No matter what your business, or how floodwater entered into it, our goal at SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is to help you reopen so, you can begin supporting your customers once again. If you require our services, call us at (214) 361-7887 today to schedule a visit.
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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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Aging Pipes can Brew Water Damage in Your Dallas Bar
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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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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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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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Mold Damage In Your Dallas Business Is No Need To Panic
The last thing a business owner in Dallas needs is a mold outbreak.
Mold Damage In Your Business
The last thing a business owner in Dallas needs is a mold outbreak. Mold thrives in our warm temperatures as long as it has a moisture source and a surface made of or coated with organic material upon which to grow. Nearly every commercial space can supply these requisites, but we have the trained technicians, appropriate tools, and effective products to remediate a mold outbreak and suggestions to help you avoid a repeat fungal performance.
Take mold damage in your Dallas business seriously, but do not panic. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and protocols we use to remediate mold outbreaks work well. Our experience in mold abatement permits us to structure our response to allow non-moldy spaces in your business to remain open during the job in many cases. Maintaining a presence and being available to your customers is vital to your continued success in our community.
State of the art equipment in containment in containment technology permits us to create zones within your business, ensuring mold spores and debris are limited in their spread. We use plastic sheeting and negative pressure air scrubbers to define the mold remediation areas, the HEPA filters trapping the tiny particles that otherwise could infiltrate unaffected areas. SERVPRO crews employ a range of strategies to remove the active microbial colonies. Scraping and using controlled abrasive methods like soda blasting removes mold growth, and HEPA equipped vacuums clear away the residues.
EPA registered antimicrobials inhibit future mold growth, and certified SERVPRO employees use spray and wipe, fogging, or electrostatic approaches to make sure all surfaces are inoculated. We pay particular attention to improving not compromising air quality during our treatment. Our technicians inspect HVAC systems to locate mold activity inside ducts that might reintroduce the problem. If indicated, we recommend duct cleaning.
Reach out to SERVPRO with confidence if mold damages your commercial property. We are familiar with industry best practices, utilizing proven cleaning techniques and products that manage the mold without causing unwanted risk to your employees or customers.
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas offers fast and reliable mold remediation services to commercial clients in our community. Call us at (214) 361-7887 for evaluation and speedy implementation of an abatement plan.
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Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Equipment In Dallas
Excessive rain sometimes causes flooding that often forces water to enter your place of business.
Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Equipment
Whenever unpleasant weather comes into a neighborhood, your Dallas dentist office possibly gets affected as well as your home. Storms create many different factors that likely cause damage to properties. Excessive rain sometimes causes flooding that often forces water to enter your place of business. Other times high-speed winds created by the storm put holes in the exterior of your building that allows moisture to get into the structure and ruin things.
When dealing with problems in your business, there are sometimes things that must be done differently than residential properties. SERVPRO's commercial flood damage technicians in Dallas Have experience in working with various types of companies. We know that keeping your business operating through the restoration process is essential.
From the minute we start the restoration process to the finish, we keep the operations of your dental company in mind. Many times we change when and how we go about completing the project so that it negatively affects your business as little as possible. Sometimes the work gets completed in small sections at a time so that your business keeps operating while we are working.
The first step we take when first entering your business is to fix any dangerous problems the storm caused inside your building. Water sometimes causes weak floors or electrical hazards. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO mitigation crews fix all of the problems that they can before work begins. Safety for your employees and customers while we complete the mitigation project is our number one concern.
After our team is comfortable that the work area is safe, we begin the extraction process. During extraction, we section off your dentist office in sections so that we only impede foot traffic where it is necessary. We use the equipment that works best to extract water while your business stays functioning.
After we vacuum up all of the water our specialized extraction systems can pull out, we work on structural drying. Before we attempt to dry the structure, we use our specialized monitoring equipment to test materials within the affected area. We take measurements all over the damaged region and take moisture readings in parts of the office that did not get damaged by water. The unaffected region samples give us a goal to reach when drying out a structure.
When mitigating issues that take place on commercial properties, using the right equipment to handle the situation is vital. For professional help at your place of business after a vicious storm, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 any day of the week.
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Flood Damage in Your Dallas Warehouse from Storms
SERVPRO knows you cannot afford downtime so we waste no time removing floodwater and restoring your space so it can operate smoothly again.
SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Commercial Space to Save You From Downtime
There are several different reasons for flooding in your Dallas warehouse. Storm surges, torrential rains, flash floods, or overflowing rivers can create an issue fast for your business. Flooding in your building can lead to an infiltration of rodents and insects, mold, and rotting wood. It is not a situation to take lightly, but instead, you need to act quickly to avoid additional damages.
Commercial flood damage can disrupt your daily operations, leaving you with downtime you cannot afford. Your Dallas business relies on being able to run smoothly at all times, so you should get in touch with us at SERVPRO as soon as possible. We waste no time in helping you remove the flood waters and dry your building out again.
An initial assessment is done first when we arrive to determine the scope of the damage and how we need to proceed. We also make sure there are no safety hazards. We then can begin water extraction with industrial, truck-mounted pumps. The quicker the bulk of the water is removed, the better, so we can try to avoid additional damage like mold growth.
Once the water is extracted, SERVPRO staff remove any wet surfaces on ceilings, walls, or floors to help speed up the drying process. Sometimes, baseboards are removed, plus any drywall or insulation that is not salvageable is removed as well. Any cabinet drawers and doors are opened, and toe kicks are taken off as well. Each wet surface must be treated.
Once extraction is complete, and all wet materials are taken out, we can begin the drying process. Commercial grade equipment, such as dehumidifiers and air movers, are used to increase the circulation of air and evaporation. We monitor the environment daily to ensure that the process goes as quickly and efficiently as possible. The machines are moved around as needed to help thoroughly dry your building out.
Once drying is complete, we inspect your structure to ensure there are no hidden pockets of moisture that could result in further damage. Then if needed, structural reconstruction is done. If the damage that was done was substantial, we might work alongside professional contractors to ensure your business is restored to preloss condition.
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas understands that a flood situation can halt the operations of your business in Preston Hollow, Dallas, or Northwest Dallas, and that means profits for you. So, when you call us at (214) 361-7887 for help, we do not waste time in getting to your building and drying it back out.
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Quickly Correcting Water Damage To Your Dallas Hotel
SERVPRO Keeps Hotel Rooms Dry in Dallas for Local Conventions.
Rapid Removal of Water and Restoring a Dry Environment Protects Your Business
There are always going to be attractions for people to come to Dallas. From its wide range of entertainment to it being a hub of major business, the city is always bustling. The high level of activity means that your hotel is also always going to be busy year round as people come and go. One thing that you cannot account for is a water emergency happening, as an event like this could seriously compromise your entire business. Ask us about our ERP Plan to mitigate and also help prevent water and fire damages to your enterprise.
The trouble with water damage to your Dallas hotel shows itself in several different ways. For starters, you have to assess how extensive the damage is, which sections off a large portion of available rooms for guests to stay in while you have the area inspected and damages restored. This process is not only an inconvenience to your guests who might have already booked rooms within this area months in advance, but it also cuts into your profits when rooms are not available through water damage restoration.
At SERVPRO, we dedicate our work and our expertise to helping homes and commercial properties cut their losses and out of pocket expenses. We achieve this by offering quick and efficient restoration service to our customers, which can help you to get these hotel room doors open again in a condition that you are proud to show your clientele.
While present water in our line of sight is often addressed first using extraction tools like wet-vacs and drying equipment like air movers, our process is far from completed by merely getting the water that can get seen with the naked eye. Our experienced SERVPRO professionals utilize thermal imagery and infrared technology to look into the areas and spaces where inspections are difficult. This assessment ensures that the drying efforts were successful and that no lingering moisture could later fuel mold growth. If pockets of moisture persist, we can reposition dehumidifiers and other devices to resolve the moist conditions.
Your hotel cannot profit when portions of available rooms are unavailable while you track down the source of a problem. Trust the experience and professionalism of our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas specialists. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (214) 361-7887.
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How We Work Against Water Damages in Dallas Medical Centers
Hospital rooms and hallways need to be free of any damage. When your hospital suffers a water damage event, contact SERVPRO immediately.
Team SERVPRO Makes Water Damage Remediation in Your Hospital a Priority
When water damage happens to a hospital in Dallas, it can cause significant damage to a variety of sensitive instruments, equipment, and edifices in the building. Whether it is a sprinkler malfunction, water feature overflow, troublesome leak, or any other cause of damage, many thousands of dollars in equipment may be on the line. SERVPRO teams respond quickly and responsibly to all water damage crises to ensure that as little damage happens as possible, and that treatments begin quickly.
One of the costliest effects of commercial water damage to a hospital in Dallas is a loss of equipment. Medical equipment can be highly sensitive to the effects of water and require specialized contractors and unique certifications to repair correctly. Furthermore, modernized hospitals also possess many standard electronic features such as computers and televisions around the building, which may also require entirely different professionals to look at and repair. SERVPRO maintains an extensive list of local and national partners to help recover as much of your damaged equipment as possible and can conduct inventory services to find out what, exactly, was lost in the disaster.
Getting Facilities Operational
Time is of the essence when we conduct restorations in any medical facility. With facilities offline, patients may not have access to critical aspects of their care and may have to be relocated to another hospital or travel for individual needs. We try to avoid this by working against the clock to return all facilities to full operation in as little time as possible.
Watching for Future Damages
In the clean, well-kept halls of a hospital, it may be surprising that somehow mold and other fungi can grow easily. We monitor damage sites during our restorations and implement preventative measures to stop mold and other after-effects of water damage from becoming another headache.
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is a local provider of professional-grade water damage mitigation and restoration services. Call us 24/7 at (214) 361-7887.
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Drying Out Your Dallas Hotel After Plumbing Failure And Water Damage
When your Dallas hotel has experienced significant water damage from a more substantial plumbing issue, such as a burst pipe, you need to act fast.
Plumbing Failure And Water Damage
Almost every business owner has had to deal with minor plumbing emergencies at some point. However, when your Dallas hotel has experienced significant water damage from a more substantial plumbing issue, such as a burst pipe, you need to act fast. Once the water is shut off, you have a big mess on your hands to clean up.
Since you cannot afford downtime in your Dallas business, you want to get the help of professionals for your commercial water damage. SERVPRO has the staff and tools you need who can come to your aid any time you need. We move quickly and do our best not to disturb any of your guests who are already in the hotel in other areas.
Drying out your hotel and the contents quickly is essential. Four things determine the amount of time needed for drying which includes the amount of water that needs to be evaporated, the temperature, humidity, and air movement.
Drying happens faster when rooms are heated between seventy to ninety degrees since hot air holds more moisture. If heat is not available, we may use portable heaters. The temperature in the affected areas should ideally be between seventy and eighty degrees. Temperatures over eighty-five degrees on the first days of drying could create too much moisture in the air, causing secondary damage if there are not enough dehumidifiers.
The more water SERVPRO techs can extract or pump out of the structure, the less we need to remove with dehumidifiers. Liquids are easier and faster to remove than gas, and extraction physically is twelve hundred times as efficient than dehumidification is. We use a submersible pump if the water is two inches deep in the area affected. We spend extra time extracting, as it reduces drying time considerable.
Relative humidity is how much moisture the air currently is holding at a given temperature. For us to lower the RH to a comfortable and correct percentage, some of the water in the air has to be moved. We use dehumidifiers to do so, as it is the most efficient way of lowering relative humidity. They remove the evaporated moisture from the air.
Air movement is also crucial for drying. In a water-damaged room, air usually is humid and damp, slowing evaporation. Blowing damp air out and bringing in warm, dry air speeds up the process. We use air movers set in the proper positions to do so, and move where the air movers are as drying progresses to ensure thorough, even drying.
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas are experts at drying out water-damaged buildings and move quickly so that your hotel has as little interruption as possible. Give us a call at (214) 361-7887 as soon as you realize there is a problem in your business in the areas of Northwest Dallas, Preston Hollow, or Dallas.
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Mold Remediation That Protects Your Dallas Area Business
Dallas Shops Benefit from SERVPRO Mold Remediation While Remaining Open
SERVPRO Keeps Coffee Houses Open in Dallas During Mold Abatement
A seriously large portion of the population within our society starts their day with a cup of joe, which makes running a coffee shop and offering excellent service an extraordinary endeavor.
You get to interact with a huge variety of people, provide snacks, and everyone’s favorite. Having mold damage in your Dallas area coffee shop can expose your customers to a variety of health risks, damage equipment, stored assets, equipment, and even get into the coffee.
If you have a relationship with a qualified restoration company, like SERVPRO, you gain valuable insight that helps prevent extensive damage, corrosion, and contamination that can severely affect your business. Something as simple as a roof leak can lead to extensive damages that you might not even see, until it is too late, causing you to close your doors until performing the right remediation services.
Given the right environment, mold spreads along your walls, ceiling, and floor, your entire serving area, may be affected. With enough time, mold can reach appliances such as your espresso machines, hot chocolate dispensers, coffee brewers, presses, coffee-urns, warmers, grinders, and more. All of which SERVPRO can help you recover, returning your business to normal operations and preventing loss.
Besides basic equipment that you use to operate your coffee shop, SERVPRO can assist with restoring your floors, furniture, tables, countertops, and light fixtures all found in your lounge and serving area. Our fast response provides you with a variety of services that help boost your chances of achieving quality results, giving you the best chance at remediation.
We can assist with salvaging stored items, protecting assets, and reduce the time it takes to perform your mold remediation. By physically removing contaminated materials, handling everything carefully, and making adjustments to your indoor air quality, our services can improve the quality of the environment you provide to your customers.
Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas for immediate attention, quality remediation, cleaning, and repair services that far exceed your expectations. We are on call 24/7 to assist you, call today. (214) 361-7887
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Cleaning and Restoring Upholstery after Flood Damage in a Dallas Movie Theatre
When your commercial property has a flood damage emergency, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas.
Dallas Movie Theatre Flood Damage in a Dallas Movie Theatre
Flooding is bad news for any business, but it is particularly challenging for those in the service industry. It is usually followed by a period of inactivity because it is not safe for customers to be around excess water or wet materials. Obviously, the longer a business is out of action, the more money is lost, so repairs must occur quickly.
When SERVPRO deals with a site as large as a movie theater, there are all kinds of obstacles to overcome. In fact, flood damage in Dallas movie theaters is very destructive, because it compromises upholstery. This environment is mostly made up of upholstered furniture and soft materials like carpet, so the restoration process is extensive.
Dealing with Damaged Furniture
There are good and bad points when dealing with cinema upholstery. The good news is that most mainstream theaters use plastic frames. Plastic is impervious to water, and it is non-porous, so it does not matter how long it is exposed. In most cases, it can simply be wiped clean and disinfected with a bacteria killing formula.
The seats themselves are the problem because they are completely porous. The foam padding underneath soaks up water fast, and it is hard to eradicate. For this reason, SERVPRO must remove all wet seat backs and covers. The padding gets discarded because it holds water and this can lead to mildew. However, some more good news is the fact that only a portion of the seats is likely to be affected by an internal flood.
The Optimal Restoration Plan
So, the first step is to remove wet covers. The padding is then removed, which leaves the seats stripped back to the frame. Inspecting the condition of the springs is important. They should not have had time to rust or corrode, but SERVPRO is thorough and ensures that all damaged components get restored.
The technicians clean and disinfect the ‘S’ springs by hand to prevent the growth of mold. It is harder to access coil springs when they are attached to a webbing hose of rubber or burlap. They are also more prone to mildew. Depending on the amount of damage, it could be better to replace the coil springs. The alternative is to attach them to a new frame, and this is a very expensive option if a significant number of seats are affected.
If the water damage is very recent (has been addressed quickly), we may be able to rescue the seat covers and backs. In some cases, once removed from the frame, the fabric can be taken offsite and washed at a specialist facility. If the damage is extensive, however, we have links to a variety of contractors who can provide a reupholstering service.
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SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas has been serving businesses in the Dallas area for many years. We have plenty of experience and understand how to deal with water damage even in unique conditions. Call us 24/7 at (214) 361-7887 to arrange emergency repairs.
Crawl Space Increases Risk Of Commercial Mold Damage in Dallas
Moisture Causes Mold Growth in a Dallas Property Crawl Space
Dallas Building Mold & SERVPRO Remediation
Areas of the country like North Texas frequently use a crawl space rather than a basement when designing and building office and retail spaces. Inadequate venting and cooling and heating systems located under flooring causing a moisture buildup that feeds significant mold growth. SERVPRO mold remediation teams use EPA recommended methods to contain and remove mold safely and then eliminate the wetness nourishing the outbreak.
Water saturation issues almost always precede mold damage inside Dallas retail or office space. Waste no time looking up for roof leaking as the culprit. Business owners occupying basement-free buildings in our area often find the source of mold-feeding moisture to be a damp crawl space. The dampness comes from a range of sources -- poorly planned roof drainage systems that send water under the building, condensation and cracks in heating and cooling pipes or ductwork, and a lack of airflow preventing evaporation of ambient humidity.
The first hint that mold colonies hide beneath your commercial building typically is a musty odor emanating from the floor. Because the mold itself propagates below the subflooring, it is not visible. If the mold infestation remains hidden the structure of your building deteriorates. Wooden supports rot and floorboards begin to weaken, causing rolling and warping. Your tenants and employees complain that the floor is uneven. Permanent damage and costly repairs loom if you fail to react. SERVPRO technicians train intensively to manage mold outbreaks, best able to restore your office or retail building if abatement of the microbial activity happens before secondary damage results.
We conduct a thorough inspection of the crawl space when you report signs of mold damage. Our staff suits up in protective gear when it is evident mold is present, using industry leading containment strategies to allow for safe and comprehensive removal. We dispose of the mold and any structures it infiltrated following proper hazardous waste protocols. A search for the likely source of moisture follows. Air movers and special dehumidifiers dry out the crawl space. If improved venting, placement of a new vapor barrier, or proper landscaping around the building appears necessary, we advise you on how to make that happen, including working with other contractors specializing in crawl space repair and improvement.
Do not let a hidden mold infestation destroy your business investment. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 at the first sign of microbial damage.
Commercial Flood Damage in a Dallas Furniture Store
Keep Your Doors Open in Dallas By Keeping Out Snow and Water
Call SERVPRO to Help Save Your Water Damaged Retail Store
After a disaster strike, the aftermath is what causes the destruction most often. A thunderstorm or tornado can damage a roof, but it is the accompanying water that can ruin a local business.
Flood damage to Dallas commercial properties can be a costly, temporary, problem or it can shut doors permanently. SERVPRO has the expertise and personnel to make sure the latter does not happen. We have a 24-hour response team with the latest equipment in restoration. A rapid response is particularly important for businesses such as furniture stores. The variety of types of wood, cloth, and varnishes mean that more than one method of drying is necessary.
The first step is to get the furniture out of the water. Even just an inch can cause the varnish to separate from wood surfaces and color to bleed from covering fabrics, carpets, and drapes. Our technicians use industrial-grade pumps that can remove water from even a large, warehouse-sized, structure in a matter of hours.
Next, all items can be either removed to a dry location or placed up on blocks or pallets to lift them out of water trapped in carpets or flooring. Area rugs, curtains, and drapes can be removed and hung. They can be transferred to our facility if needed. With everything out of the way, the response team uses extractors to pull water out of carpets and flooring.
The drying process must be applied to the structure itself and everything inside. In a large facility, our response team can set up a series of air movers and exhaust fans inside the structure and at exits and entrances. These machines pull the damp air out of the building and replace it with dry air from the outside. For smaller rooms (offices, exclusive showrooms) inside, we place dehumidifiers inside to draw moisture out of the air.
Drying furniture requires a dry atmosphere, but if the varnish has already absorbed water, then an even heat may be needed to help dry it while not causing damage from the heat itself. To end up with a smooth finish, we can use a series of space heaters placed around a group of items with similar woods and coatings. Technicians try to avoid applying direct heat as this can cause bubbles to form underneath the surface.
The drying and restoration process may be time-consuming, but it can help you keep the doors open. Call us today at (214) 361-7887 to get started. SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is here to help you put your livelihood back together.
Restoration of Commercial Fire Damage in Northwest Dallas
Don't let fire damage shut down your business! Call SERVPRO today!
SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Restore Your Business Damage to Prevent Secondary Issues
Facing a fire damage situation can cause tremendous problems for the businesses in your area. Some fires may start relatively small, but all types of fire damage carry hidden consequences. Without the proper assistance, you may end up causing significant harm to your property. Fortunately, you have the opportunity here to contact reliable experts to assist you with getting your fire damage under control. Being knowledgeable of the steps involved in our restoration process will help you understand how to interact with the expertly trained technicians that we dispatch to your property.
Our offices located in Northwest Dallas specialize in commercial fire damage restorations. As a locally owned business, our expert staff works hard to provide our customers with the fast, efficient, and quality services that they deserve. The size of your fire damage event does not matter, we work with you and do our best to restore your property, "Like it never even happened."
Inspection and Assessment - Our SERVPRO technicians begin the restoration process by inspecting the affected area to determine the extent of damage to your property. We use this examination to draw up a plan of attack, explain the necessary procedures to our customers and answer any questions that you might have about the restoration process that we are about to perform.
Preparation - After reviewing the required services with you and agreeing on a schedule, SERVPRO's expert technicians will begin preparing the equipment to needed to complete your restoration. When work begins, we will cordon off the affected area and make all the necessary preparations to ensure proper safety during the entire process.
Removing Odors - Burn odor removal is one of the most difficult parts of any cleanup procedure. These odors may linger in the air, causing additional damage to many surface areas. SERVPRO uses advanced cleaning technology to remove these pesky odors found within the affected area and stop them from having a chance of returning.
Our specialists take their time to address every detail of your restoration, making sure that any lingering smoke, residue, and fire damaged areas are taken care of and give you suggestions for preventing any future problems that may occur.
Contact our offices at SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas immediately with any questions you may have or if you would like to make an appointment today. (214) 361-7887.
You Need The Best Results When Your Warehouse Experiences Commercial Water Damage
Categories of water can quickly change from non-hazardous to very dangerous quickly.
Experiencing Commercial Water Damage
We know that your main concern is getting your business operations back to normal as soon as possible after any catastrophe, but commercial water damage is much more complex than most problems experienced by businesses today. Categories of water can quickly change from non-hazardous to very dangerous quickly. Water can spread in almost any direction, including up if conditions are right, and remaining flood waters can instantaneously ruin some certain products with even minute amounts.
Commercial water damage presents unique challenges because of the environment involved. From warehouses storing agricultural products to leather processing plants, inventory protection, and worker safety is both important to any business. Different types of water can cause damage, and even the cleanest water, category 1, can turn into the worst, category 3 when contaminants are present. These can happen when clean water is mixed or combined with another source of category 3 water, even if it is not causing any damage by itself (such as sewer water) or when bags of previously dry substances such as fertilizers or pesticides become saturated, and their contents leach into the water.
The damage to your inventory can also rapidly multiply. When products at the bottom of a stack can be a conduit for water by wicking it upwards toward other product that has not been damaged, it's common sense to get those products on top removed to a safer location. We have team members who can provide this service while our technicians work in other areas, protecting your business from increased inventory loss.
Stacked bags of concrete and other dry products that are designed to be mixed with water, oil, or other liquid just prior to use may seem to be in saleable condition until they are examined on their undersides where water has accumulated. These ruined items need to be removed and accounted for on inventory loss sheets. For insurance purposes, all products need to be re-inventoried and noted as to their condition before the conclusion of our restoration work.
After you've made the initial call to us, we can begin the restoration process. Returning your business to normal operations is important, and we understand the complexities involved in keeping your employees safe while protecting your business's bottom line. Call us, SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 any time, day or night, 365 days a year.
Dallas Commercial Fire Damage - How Commercial Fire Damage in Dallas Is Remediated
Commercial fire damage can cause tremendous problems for your business.
Dallas Commercial Fire Damage - How Commercial Fire Damage in Dallas Is Remediated
See How SERVPRO Can Help with Dallas Commercial Fire Damage
Commercial fire damage in Dallas can cause tremendous problems for your business. Though it may start relatively small, all types of fire damage carry hidden consequences, and if you are not careful, you may end up causing significant damage to your property. Fortunately, however, you can contact reliable experts to help you get your damage under control. Being aware of the repair process can help you understand what to tell the experts when it's time to take care of the damage.
Before the professionals can begin looking into any repair procedures, they will arrive at your property and take a look at the area to determine what the damage is like. This inspection is usually thorough, but the experts may need to take their time in particularly extensive instances of wear and tear. After the inspection, the specialists begin drawing up their plans. You can ask them about the necessary procedures, and they will be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about the repair process.
After agreeing upon the procedures and schedules, the experts will prepare their equipment and come to your property at a later time. When they arrive, they will close off the area and make all the necessary preparations to begin the cleaning. The initial cleaning is relatively quick and paves the way for future procedures. Professionals will take care of surface damage by removing burnt sections and damaged equipment. It is strongly recommended for homeowners to clean up the area ahead of time to speed up the process for the professionals.
Often, the most difficult part of any cleanup procedure is taking care of the scent in the area. Burnt odors may linger in the air, causing damage to the property's surface on a microscopic level. No matter the extent of the damage, experts will take care of the scent by utilizing advanced cleaning technology. They permanently remove the presence of all odors in the area, making sure that there is no moisture damage around the sections of the property that did not sustain direct fire damage.
Final Restoration Steps
Once the odors are taken care of and the surrounding area appears clean, the professionals then move on to the last step in addressing commercial fire damage in Dallas. They survey the area and make sure that they did not miss any details. If there is serious structural damage to the property, the professionals may make the necessary repairs themselves or provide you with the contact information of experts who can help. The specialists take their time to address all details because lingering smoke and fire damage may result in future problems.
SERVPRO in Northwest Dallas is a locally owned business, and our experts always strive to provide our customers with efficient work and quality service. No matter the extent of the fire damage your property has suffered, we are ready to work with you and do our best to restore your area back to its desired state. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with us, contact us at (214) 361-7887.
Dallas Fire Damage-Commercial Office Building Needs Repair
When Your Office Gets Torched, Call SERVPRO to Get You Back in Business
SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Dallas Office
Dallas fire damage to your office has struck. It has been on fire. This has been your place of business for many years and, now, it is damaged to a point that, that you have to shut the doors temporarily until the havoc wreaked by flames can be fixed. You look around, amazed at what can happen in just a few minutes, and you are struck with all of the many things going through your mind as you ask: “What do I do now?” Do this.
The insurance company should be the first call you make. This is even before the last hot spots are knocked down by the fire department. Your agent will send an adjuster out to inspect the office and make recommendations about some of these next steps. They will, of course, have many papers to fill out and they assist you in finding a restoration company. SERVPRO is considered a national source for fire damage restoration services by over 315 insurance and management companies. We help you with your paperwork and claims to relieve your stress allowing you to focus on resetting your business.
A few of the steps you can take, after that call to a fire damage restoration company includes:
• Check with the fire department before re-entering the building to locate business documents, secure electronics, business machines, furnishings, and inventories. By allowing SERVPRO to assess quickly and record the fire damage, the technicians can start to extract water from the fire extinguishing efforts to mitigate on-going loss.
• Gathering the ‘fire report’ from the fire department as this is needed for your insurance company and is also helpful to you in understanding what next steps will expedite your business reopening.
• Get all of the utilities turned off. Electrical connections, after a fire, can be dangerous and also damage devices. Water lines should be off to ensure that pipes don't burst, or the fire-suppressant sprinkler system does not reactivate.
• Locate another office space to conduct your day to day business dealings, if this is appropriate. Customer, client, and staff focus by you will keep your business viable until a return to normalcy.
It is important to note that all of the steps the fire damage restoration company does can encompass quite a bit of time and money. The sooner that they come to an agreement with your insurance company the quicker you will be back in your own office.
SERVPRO will perform numerous services to restore your fire damaged office. Here are some of them:
• Air purification and sanitizing of the HVAC system
• Water removal, standing water and absorbed moisture
• Fire-damaged building materials removal, drywall, insulation, carpeting, all non-salvageable items
• Document drying, restoration of business equipment, on-site or at our secure cleaning facility
• Repair and restore your office space to a safe and functional condition
Though commercial fire damage in Dallas can disrupt your business, with professional remedial steps, you can get through the difficulties. SERVPRO's skilled IICRC certified technicians have the equipment, experience, and expertise to get your office doors reopened for your enterprise. We work to save you time and money and leave you with the impression "Like it never even happened."
Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas has the equipment, training, and experience to handle large or small commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant in Cedar Hill,a motel in Lancaster, or an office building in Dallas, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Call 24/7 for help. (214) 361-7887
What You Need To Know About Commercial Fire Damage in Dallas
Fire Sprinkler System May Keep Your Doors Open for Business
Call SERVPRO for Your Dallas Commercial Fire Damage
Commercial fire damage is one of the most devastating experiences that a business owner can experience in Fort Worth. In addition to doing severe damage to the structure of the building, fires can lead to excessive, standing water on the property as well as mold invasions. For these reasons and more, business leaders find it difficult to recover from a natural disaster or man-made accident. This is even the case when the business owner is an industry expert who manages the daily operations prudently. However, learning more about commercial fires and how fire damage remediation specialists can assist you is the first step towards limiting damages and preserving your equilibrium in the face of the disaster. Gather information you need regarding how to grapple with a fire by reviewing the data outlined below:
Fire Threats. There are several factors that can place a commercial property in harms way leading to burning and fire damage. Some of the more prevalent factors include:
• lightning strike
• electrical fire
• blown fuse, overloaded circuitry
• adjoining business fire
The Importance Of Obtaining Business Fire Insurance
Unfortunately, some companies find that the losses endured due to a fire leave them unable to continue operating. Typically, companies who are not able to resume operations following the fire-damaging event did not maintain business interruption insurance. While any company impacted by a fire will have challenges with the fire damage restoration process, those that have business interruption insurance find it easier to keep their organizations functioning effectively. Because no company is invulnerable to fire and the damage it can cause, purchasing the insurance is important and advantageous. The insurance will cost roughly 10% more that the business owner's current premium. SERVPRO is well known for working with insurance and property management companies to expedite and mitigate the downtime and costs of the restoration.
Preventing Commercial Fire Damage: Strategies You Can Use
In addition to purchasing business interruption insurance, there are several strategies you can implement to decrease the impact of fire damage to your Dallas business. Some of them include:
- Avoiding the storage of flammable items on-site
- Checking your smoke alarms to ensure that they are functioning optimally, having fire extinguishers strategically placed
- Implementing a fire evacuation plan, no blocking of exit doors
- Turning off appliances and machinery when no one is present
- Ensuring that all machinery is in good condition
- Placing backup drives and important paperwork in a fireproof safe, utilizing the cloud for document backup
Call SERVPRO Today
Assessing and implementing fire damage preventative strategies are important for your Dallas business. You should also know who to call if a fire strikes your commercial property. A premier fire damage restoration company close by is SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified technicians offer 24/7/365 emergency services to ensure that your commercial fire damage services are addressed and resolved immediately. We're ready to assist you if the need ever arises. Our aim is to get your business back up and running.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Seagoville, or Lancaster regardless of the size or scope of the damage. Call us to make it “Like it never even happened.” (214) 361-7887