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SERVPRO Keeps Commercial Water Damage from Closing Dallas Shops

5/21/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech carrying air drying tool with the caption: HERE TO HELP DURING LARGE DISASTERS When your Dallas business experiences water damage, it's important to act fast! SERVPRO is dedicated to being Faster to any size disaster™.

Fast Mitigation to Help You Stay Operational

Your clothing shop in Dallas might have a water-related disaster for several reasons. SERVPRO® can help you keep your doors open to the public cost-effectively and avoid long-term water damage.

We are Here to Help® 24/7 your shop in Dallas survive commercial water damage. When a water line breaks, a toilet overflows, or any of a dozen other possible mishaps occur, water can soak your floors, making immediate slip-and-fall hazards. We recommend putting up wet floor signs immediately on the perimeter of the spill. As soon as we arrive, we will assess your shop's condition and begin mitigating the situation.

Here are some of the more basic but crucial steps we take to protect your business:

  • Addressing the water,
  • Making any necessary temporary changes in your shop's layout,
  • Ensuring a dry environment exists and
  • Preventing secondary water damage wherever possible.

Detecting where the water came from and where it went is crucial to protecting your shop from possible water damage. We use specialized equipment to help us find water hidden from sight, and we take precautionary measures to ensure no additional water can create future problems.

We have warehouse space to store your inventory for the interim period. We can also perform cleaning and restoration tasks on affected inventory, equipment, and other furnishings simultaneously.

We use different machines to create a dryer environment within your store. These machines can provide information regarding the amount of humidity in the air. Soft fabrics are highly susceptible to water damage, mold, and odor retention. We can help here with our expertise.

After we mitigate the damage, we take steps to prevent possible secondary water damage. This can include the development of new odors and hidden microbial infestations. We can help ensure that these do not become problematic situations.

If your shop in or near Dallas sustains commercial water damage, call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887. We are nearby and always ready to make it "Like it never even happened."  

3 Ways That Water Removal Protects Your Dallas Clinic from Harm

5/15/2023 (Permalink)

Here to help with 3 SERVPRO trucks SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas is always here to help you with your commercial water damage needs 24/7. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

 Water Removal Focuses on Problem-Causing Moisture

Water damage can devastate any business in Dallas, but it can be challenging for healthcare facilities, especially clinics. Water removal is the initial process that allows us to perform the other services required for restoring, cleaning, and recovering any business. Helping you protect your patients' health is also important to us at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO's water removal team in Dallas protects businesses against several harmful effects caused by water. Medical care providers must be vigilant and take steps to protect their clinics. The most effective way to avoid water damage starts by eliminating the water.

Here are three ways that our expert team protects your Dallas clinic:

  • Minimization of microbial growth and infestation,
  • Protection of medical equipment, and
  • Reduction of canceled appointments.

Fungi thrive in moist environments, making such microorganisms a significant threat to healthcare facilities. A dry environment helps prevent mold infestations from developing. Mold remediation can last several days, many of which require the temporary closure of your clinic. Plus, there are more cost-effective options, especially preventative ones.

Water can wreak havoc on expensive medical equipment. Eliminating water and reducing indoor humidity help protect your equipment and prevent further damage. Your autoclave can sterilize your instruments, but it won't remove rust. In a dry setting, implements are less likely to corrode. Disposable items also cannot remain sterile if saturated. Attending to the issue of getting everything dried out means less waste of gloves, bandages, and other one-use units.

When a clinic closes its doors during restoration work due to water, patient care becomes disrupted, financial loss increases, and rent continues to accrue. Quickly handling the situation and restoring the affected areas means shorter closures, less inconvenience, and a faster return to normal operations. Your staff and patients will feel more comfortable in a less humid environment.

You can reach SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas by calling (214) 361-7887. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Drying Goals Focus Dallas Warehouse Water Damage Recovery 

12/18/2022 (Permalink)

cat being dried in a towel SERVPRO dries water damaged Dallas Commercial Businesses and prevents CAT-a-strophic revenue loss.

Limiting Water Damage with Drying Goals

With any restoration service SERVPRO professionals provide customers, it is essential to have a concise recovery plan to ensure that objectives are completed, and restoration milestones are reached. By communicating with management, we can better understand the business’ priorities. After a thorough damage assessment, drying goals and a mitigation timeline can be established.

Benefits of Containment and Staging

Water damage in Dallas commercial production facilities should be handled swiftly and directly to keep your warehouse from being overrun. The fastest way to provide consistent care for structures is to establish staging areas by first containing the damaged portions of the property and then creating clean, controlled spaces nearby to house equipment and manage the content cleanup.

Working with Management on Drying Priorities

We expect property management and leaders of the warehouse operation to have clear priorities when it comes to the cleanup and drying of the facility. We work directly with these professionals to establish clear drying goals, including the restoration timeline and the earliest actions taken to preserve production in some capacities. The recovery plan should determine the following:

  • Placement of air movers
  • The needed number of dehumidifiers 
  • Affected materials
  • Successful drying milestones

Documentation of the Drying Progress

As important as it is to catalog loss and inventory damaged wares from the production facility, our professionals must also thoroughly document the drying process to ensure it gets completed promptly. Our proprietary software, SERVPRO DryBook, is a program that allows our technicians to record the condition of the property and remark on the placement and amount of drying equipment in use. Progress updates show when it is necessary to move this drying equipment to new areas to continue effective evaporation.

With the need for immediate action following water damage to Dallas warehouses and production facilities, management relies on the fast response of SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas professionals. Our quick containment and cleanup get your doors back open fast after disasters. Call us at (214) 361-7887.

How Do Specific Drying Principles Promote Efficient Cleanup of Dallas Hotels?

8/21/2022 (Permalink)

a hotel room with a bed and television If your commercial space suffers from water damage, the professionals need to be brought in. Our team is standing by 24/7 ready to help.

Our restorers work to regulate specific drying principles for faster restoration of Dallas's accommodations. 

Specific principles must be regulated and managed to promote the most efficient and complete drying and restoration possible. The most cost-efficient and rapid drying solutions balance three primary tenets: airflow, temperature, and humidity. With all of these being at optimal levels, the drying process can get completed faster, and guests can return to the damaged portions of the hotel.

Regulating Relative Humidity in Damaged Hotels

Humidity is one of the primary drying sciences that can make water cleanup in Naples' hotels challenging. Excessive moisture slows drying and forces the need for greater temperatures and airflow to overcome without dehumidification. Relative humidity can be regulated with:

  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers
  • Low-Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers
  • Air Movers

Promoting Healtheir Airflow in Guest Areas

Another critical drying principle that dictates the pace and thoroughness of evaporation in water-damaged accommodations is air movement throughout the work zone. With containment, regulating airflow through damp spaces is more direct, and machines like air movers can have a more significant impact.

The Benefits of Ideal Temperatures During Drying

The final drying principle that must get regulated for water removal and drying of hotel property is the temperature. The warmer surfaces are the faster molecules move and the quicker evaporation occurs. Cooler temperatures can hinder the drying process, making it ideal for our team to use portable heaters to regulate temperature to ideal conditions.

With hundreds of hotels and condominium complexes throughout Naples and its immediate areas, when threats like water damage threaten these structures, our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas team is working on setting it right. We have efficient drying and cleanup devices and equipment to manage rapidly changing damage situations and make these water emergencies "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (214) 361-7887. 

Removing Water After Dallas Warehouse Flood Damage

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

servpro poster 24/7 service SERVPRO offers 24/7 emergency flood service in the Greater Dallas area.

Flood Damage Occurs in Several Ways

Flooding can occur from many different sources. Large commercial structures like the city's warehouses can rapidly become overwhelmed as water moves through the open floor plan. We have effective mitigation strategies to help when you need them.

Surface Water Threats in the Building

Flood damage in Dallas warehouses requires several types of Large Loss equipment from our inventory. Truck-mount extractors are among our stock's most powerful water removal tools, operating on the vehicle's engine where they are mounted. Removing standing water is critical in properties like these to reduce the damage to wares, inventory, and equipment.

Protecting the Equipment

In the production facility, flood damage can be detrimental to electronics and machinery. During the cleanup and mitigation processes, it might be necessary to cover stationary equipment that cannot be relocated to a safer building area. These surfaces will require cleaning and disinfection in the event of contaminant exposure.

Overcoming Surface Damages

Surface damage is a common concern after flooding. We must choose among several or multiple strategies to protect installed materials from greater harm.

  •    Cleaning

There are many types of surface cleaning necessary after flood damage. Not only must detergents manage any residues and discoloration, but SERVPRO must clean non-porous items with sanitizers when contamination is a concern.

  •    Antimicrobial 

Another surface treatment needed after flooding is antimicrobial products. Applying biocides and sporicidal agents on sensitive surfaces can reduce the likelihood of mold colony development.

  •    Needed Repairs 

With a general contractor license, our SERVPRO team can complete the needed build-back services and repairs likely after floodwater exposure. Controlled demolition can begin with the earliest mitigation efforts.

Flooding can be destructive and overwhelming for large commercial structures like warehouses. Our Large Loss providers can help overcome standing water and clean up after potential contaminants and residual damage. Let our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas team help your business after a flood by calling (214) 361-7887. 

Handling Commercial Fire Restoration in Dallas

6/26/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged staircase with soot and debris everywhere Fire damage can quickly cause the progress at your work location to stop. Contact SERVPRO 24/ 7for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Can Arrive for Dallas Fire Restorations

Whenever even the smallest fire breaks out in your office, the results can be catastrophic for your business. Even though your insurance provider may be able to cover most of the damage, loss of business could occur during the restoration process. Depending upon the seriousness of the issues, it may become difficult or impossible to keep your company running 100 percent while the project is being completed.

Luckily, when our SERVPRO technicians work on commercial fire restoration projects in Dallas, we keep in mind that your business needs to continue operating at its usual capacity. In many cases, our crews find it possible to schedule work procedures during business off-hours. If scheduling does not help keep your business running, we can complete operations in sections so that your employees can continue working in portions of your building. We can also do certain functions, such as content cleaning in a separate location from your place of business.

Whenever a blaze ignites inside your company's structure, one of the biggest issues can be the smoke created by the flames. Smoke can travel throughout your structure and cause soot residues to coat the surfaces of several of your building materials or contents. For example, even items in your company's inventory stored in closets or stock rooms can also get negatively affected by soot residues. The smoke can also penetrate porous materials such as upholstered furniture or carpets, creating unpleasant aromas. 

There are many ways SERVPRO can help your business after a fire strikes

  • Fire Damage Cleanup
  • Fire Damage Debris Removal
  • Fire and Water Damage Restorations
  • Smoke Remediation
  • Structural Deodorizations
  • Content Pack-Outs

Even if a small blaze starts from your coffee machine inside your break in your company's office, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887.

We Can Restore Your Dallas Business To Pre-Damage Condition

3/20/2022 (Permalink)

a fire sprinkler spraying water When a fire sprinkler is activated, it can quickly dump many gallons of water at your business location. Contact SERVPRO quickly after fire damage.

Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup In Dallas

Small businesses in Dallas are 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 flood water 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.

How Can Dallas Businesses Deal with Restroom Water Damage Quickly?

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Water Mitigation Techs Perform Extraction and Sanitation of Dallas Facilities

Dallas commercial property owners dealing with a toilet overflow or sink pipe leak may feel overwhelmed at the disruption of business operations and the potential repair needs for these fixtures. Professional technicians, however, can render commercial cleanup and restoration per local regulations any time of the day or night.

Certified Dallas water mitigation technicians at SERVPRO respond swiftly to commercial cleanup needs with OSHA-approved biocides, personal protective equipment (PPE), and industrial-grade cleanup and restoration tools. This crew’s response can help business owners quickly save on expenses incurred by water damage to restroom facilities.

Commercial Restroom Cleanup with SERVPRO Extraction and Drying Equipment

SERVPRO water cleanup technicians can deploy a broad swathe of restoration tools for commercial restroom facilities, such as:

  • Portable extractors use a combination of vacuuming, pumping, and heating systems to sanitize wet carpets outside of a restroom. Tile and grout, meanwhile, may only require mopping with EPA-registered biocides depending on the extent of water damage.
  • Inspection tools like moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras help SERVPRO techs determine the extent of water damage as well as extraction and drying progress during restoration.
  • Wet fixtures, including sinks and toilets, can also be sanitized with OSHA-approved biocide solutions.
  • Structural materials and contents in the restroom are dried with axial or centrifugal air movement equipment and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers.
  • Odor control measures, such as scented granules placed near ventilation intakes, time-release pellets for carpeting, and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, can perform thorough deodorization of commercial properties after clean water damage.

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas can serve businesses who call (214) 361-7887 with mitigation and restoration that demonstrates the qualities that ensure We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Does Water Mitigation at Your Dallas Area Business Entail?

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

standing water in store; merchandise hanging on wall; table and chair for customers SERVPRO is available 24/7 to return your business back to its preloss condition,

Water Mitigation Services Involve Various Preventative and Remediation Efforts

Dallas area businesses, like those everywhere, eventually suffer some water-related problems. When these issues arise, finding and dealing with them quickly and effectively is crucial. Water leaks and their effects can interrupt your operations and potentially put you out of business if overlooked or neglected.

SERVPRO’s water mitigation specialists in Dallas have been helping local businesses resolve their leak-related troubles for decades. Our experts have successfully located countless leaks before they have had the chance to impact business operations significantly. They have also effectively dealt with everything from burst pipes and ceiling leaks to basement flooding.

Some of the water removal services and water damage remediation work we perform are:

  • Thorough commercial inspections, using infrared cameras, moisture sensors and meters, and thermohygrometers, to locate potential water leaks and associated damage
  • Rapid water extractions with powerful wet vacs and industrial-strength water extractors to remove everything from puddles to large pools of standing water
  • Complete interior drying services using advanced air movers, state-of-the-art dehumidifiers, and innovative Injectidry systems that can effectively dry difficult-to-reach areas behind walls and ceilings
  • Full antimicrobial treatments that neutralize bacterial and fungal threats with commercial-grade disinfectants and antifungals
  • Thorough deodorizations of water-impacted businesses and their contents using cutting edge foggers and EPA-approved deodorants

All these efforts usually return your commercial property to its pre-event condition in record time, allowing your business operations to resume as soon as possible.

With all that said, if your retail store, restaurant, hotel, or other business ever suffers a water-related event, don’t hesitate to contact your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas. We are always ready for your call at (214) 361-7887.

The Importance of Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Dallas

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Prompt Commercial Water Damage Restoration Helps in Preventing Serious Secondary Damage

Water leaks in business premises like a retail store are always unpleasant to discover. When a sprinkler system fails or a pipe burst, you may have to close your business. Your next decision determines how extensive the damage spreads.

You should contact SERVPRO restorers as soon as possible when you need commercial water damage restoration in your Dallas business. Due to our understanding of how quickly water damage can spread, we respond as soon as possible. Quickly removing water from a building reduces exposure time. Removing water fast helps reduce the primary and secondary destruction that can occur. Through SERVPRO's water restoration process, you can return to business within a short time to avoid losing revenue.

SERVPRO uses advanced equipment, tools, and approved products for an efficient and fast mitigation process. We remove any excess moisture that has already saturated the building materials during the drying process through evaporation and dehumidification. Our restorers can use two 20-inch reinforced duct lines with desiccant dehumidifiers to dry your property.

Dehumidifiers absorb moisture using chemicals called desiccants. The heat is transferred through one of the duct lines to the affected area through the desiccant. Following the heating of the affected area, another duct line removes moisture from the affected building. Our SERVPRO team prefers using desiccant dehumidifiers because:

  • The equipment produces the driest air with the least vapor.
  • It is advantageous for complicated assemblies comprised of different materials and voids.
  • It works well for dense and semi-porous materials such as concrete, large timbers, and hardwood flooring.

We also consider desiccant dehumidifiers ideal for large loss areas or commercial settings because they can create a substantial vapor pressure differential and quickly dry the property.

Don't let water damage cause your business to close for days. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361 7887 for fast water damage repair. "We're Faster To Any Size Disaster."

What are Signs a Dallas Property Needs Commercial Mold Damage Remediation?

9/26/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the walls of a room When mold damage affects your business, remediation becomes critical. Our technicians will quickly investigate the extent of the damage and remediate.

Dallas Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation Services

The need for mold remediation is a situation no Dallas commercial property owner wants to occur, but it is not uncommon. There are multiple reasons that mold growth occurs within a structure, and it is as crucial that the reason for the infestation gets discovered and all areas affected by the colonies.

SERVPRO techs perform a detailed inspection of Dallas properties in need of mold damage remediation. It is vital to map out the scale of the area within the structure affected and the circumstances allowing the elevated interior humidity levels to sustain the mold infestation. This attention to detail ensures once the mitigation completes, there is no return of the issue.

Signs property owners should look for to discover mold growth include:

  • Stains on walls or ceilings or visible mold growth
  • Areas around slow leaks
  • Ask the regular janitorial crew to report any obvious mold seen when cleaning

Cleaning surfaces with visible mold colonies with over-the-counter cleaners can mar surfaces and actually does little to discourage the issue from returning. SERVPRO technicians have professional cleaning agents specifically formulated to work against mold without harming surfaces getting cleaned. When needed, the techs also have the training to remove damaged building materials as required. One of the most important steps in the mold mitigation service is to use drying equipment to dry out the existing infestation and clean the surfaces with professional antimicrobial solutions. A follow-up application of an antimicrobial sealant gives a clean slate ready for repairs such as new sheetrock over treated studs. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 supports the local Dallas area with professional mold damage remediation. The certified, experienced technicians can leave the premises safe and without a sign of the previous issue, "Like it never even happened."

Restoration of Commercial Fire Damage in Northwest Dallas

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

a tarp covering the door of a fire damaged storage facility Fire damage includes smoke and many types of residues. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for effective fire damage remediation at your business.

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. Knowing the steps involved in our restoration process can help you understand how to interact with the expertly trained technicians we dispatch to your property.

Our offices located in 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 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.

Preparing to Clean Fire Damage

After reviewing the required services with you and agreeing on a schedule, SERVPRO's expert technicians begin preparing the equipment needed to complete your restoration. When work begins, we cordon off the affected area and make all the necessary preparations to ensure proper safety during the entire process.

Removing Smoke Odors 

Burn odor removal is one of the most challenging 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. We make 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.

Dallas Office Building Needs Fire Damage Repair

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO call now We understand the need for rapid response and restoration to minimize the loss of your business property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

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 the point that you have to temporarily shut the doors until the havoc wreaked by flames can be fixed. You look around, amazed at what can happen in just a few minutes, and 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 sends an adjuster out to inspect the office and make recommendations about some of these next steps. They 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 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 ongoing damage.  
  • 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 they agree 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 from 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 fire damage in Dallas can disrupt your business, you can get through the difficulties with professional remedial steps. SERVPRO's technicians have the equipment, experience, and expertise to get your office doors reopened. We work to save you time and money and leave you with the impression "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas has the equipment, training, and experience to handle large or small fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant in Preston Hollow, a hotel in Northwest Dallas, or an office building in Dallas, we respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Call 24/7 for help. (214) 361-7887

Ceiling Leaks Can Be Fatal for a Dallas Business.

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling pipe leak in commercial building Commercial buildings with water damage need the help of SERVPRO. Our techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Water Damage Restoration by SERVPRO Certified Technicians Helps Dallas Business Owners Mitigate their Loss

Whenever a roof leaks into a building in Dallas, it causes trouble. The extent of the damage begins on the issue itself and the speed with which repairs happen. Although leaks in a home are problematic, they can have a quantifiable repercussion on the business’s bottom line in a commercial setting. Calling SERVPRO as soon as you detect the problem can help preserve inventory and minimize the disruption to your business operations.

Water damage in Dallas may require water removal services and repairs to drywall and other structural considerations. Thankfully, our SERVPRO staff is certified to provide emergency services when there is water damage and is careful to document each step of the way for your protection. As we assess the damage, we consider the issues below and develop a plan with them in mind-

  • Replacement cost vs. restoration cost whenever restoration is possible
  • Disposal of waste according to environmental regulations
  • Decontamination needs based on the nature of the water
  • Evaluation of hazards and threats to occupants

At SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas, we are trained to provide the most professional approach to your water damage restoration needs. Call us at (214) 361-7887 as soon as the emergency happens, and let us help return your life to business as usual.

SERVPRO Keeps Doors Open for Dallas Restaurants During Water Cleanup

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

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

The garbage dump turned nature center in Dallas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We do water cleanup with Dallas customers in mind

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

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

  • Mold growth
  • Carpet replacement
  • Repainting

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

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

Dallas Intangible Art Installation Features Two Million Feet of Yard

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment outside of building SERVPRO's mold removal is an art of it's own. Call us the moment you notice mold on your property.

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

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

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

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

Puppy Training For All Levels of Experience In Dallas

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

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

Learn to Communicate With Your Puppy In This Dallas Virtual Event

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

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

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

How Do Odors Get Removed in Dorms After Mold?

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

College dorm animation If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Dallas is home to many universities and colleges, so when mold becomes a threat, our SERVPRO professionals must work quickly to manage all the effects. 

With many large institutions in Dallas, including Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Dallas, thousands of students return to dorms every fall here in the city. With so many students sharing the same building, mismanagement of utilities and unaddressed water damage might be more common than school management would expect. Mold development in these dorms can affect hundreds of students simultaneously, which requires a combination of remediation and reconstruction in most situations to resolve.

There are multiple obstacles for mold remediation in Dallas campus housing for various schools, which goes beyond the logistics of temporary relocations for affected students. Despite the potential concerns with removing and discarding elements like drywall and carpeting impacted by the present mold colonization, much of the immediate threats to occupants can get resolved with thorough containment protocols. Lingering effects after mold colony removal, such as harsh odors, require separate actions to resolve. 

What Deodorization Practices Are Most Efficient?

While removing mold-damaged surfaces and cleaning compromised contents and structural elements can reduce the concentration and severity of odors, we have specific practices designed to neutralize and eliminate musty odors common to mold development. The choice in what deodorization process gets selected is a combination of data collected during the job scoping phase and the location and severity of these odor concerns throughout the dormitory. Some of the common choices in deodorization include:

  • Thermal Fogging
  • Hydroxyl Generators
  • Ozone Generators
  • Air Scrubbers

Mold is often among the most threatening conditions to impact college dorms, spreading quickly and causing health effects. Give our SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas team a call to begin addressing these concerns as you find them as soon as possible. We are available 24/7 at (214) 361-7887.

How Do I Choose When There Are So Many Dallas Water Restoration Companies?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

water in a puddle on the floor of a living room under a couch The longer you wait, the more damage water can do sitting in your home. Contact SERVPRO for water damage remediation services from the professionals.

SERVPRO Knows You Depend on Us for a Prompt Response and Fast Results -- Meeting or Exceeding Those Expectations Helps Us Stand Out Among Dallas Restoration Companies

When your Dallas home suffers from water damage, you have no time for uncertainty. You need a responsive and highly-qualified company to help you remove the water and dry out your home fast. Some tips to help you select from among the cream of the crop include:

Does the Restoration Company Have Needed Certifications and Licences?

It is always smart to check the credentials of any contractor you hire, but when comparing commercial water restoration companies in Dallas, confirming not only basic licensing but also advanced certifications is prudent. It is not uncommon for secondary surprises to arise during what seems like a routine water removal project. For example, your home might need the following in addition to water extraction and structural drying:

  • Mold remediation 
  • Asbestos or lead abatement
  • Other biohazard containment and removal 

Ensuring the company you choose can manage complications is sensible planning as you want to avoid delays caused because you need to find a specialized contractor for specific tasks.

Are Services Available When I Need Them?

Water damage presents urgent demands for restoration, and SERVPRO rises to the occasion with 24-hour availability, every day of the year. We also make sure our service vehicles are continuously stocked with all needed equipment and products for water restoration, permitting an efficient response at a moment’s notice.

Is the Company I Choose Both Owned and Operated Locally?

You want your water damage restoration company to be local and autonomous to ensure your concerns are heard and answered now and into the future. If you have questions or worries during or after completion of a water damage restoration project, you can work directly with our management in our mutual hometown.

Among the water restoration companies in our area, SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas stands with the best. Responsive and highly-qualified technicians and state-of-the-art equipment are promptly on their way to your home after you call (214) 361-7887.

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Do I Need A Professional To Clean Up After And HVAC Leak in My Dallas Gym?

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" Don't let your Dallas gym be shut down forever due to water damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Knows How to Find Hidden Damage that Can End Up Causing You More Down Time Then You Think

If your Dallas gym has experienced water loss from an HVAC system, immediate water mitigation is crucial. There is damage you can see, but there may be hidden damage as well. 

Is a professional company necessary if the damage looks minor?

Central air systems located in the attic or crawl space can cause serious problems when there is a leak. Some of the most common causes of this type of flooding is a clogged condensation pan. If the leak occurs during business hours, you may catch it soon enough for minimal damage. If it leaks overnight, the problem will be more extensive. In either scenario calling in an expert water restoration company in Dallas is crucial. It is possible there is hidden damage that can cause severe issues if left unattended. HVAC leaking causes damage in these areas:

  • Insulation – fiberglass insulation can often be saved
  • Drywall, ceilings & walls
  • Carpet and padding
  • Yoga mats
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Rowing equipment and treadmills

Minimize Gym Down Time 

Anytime your business is closed, it means a loss of revenue for you. Calling in the SERVPRO Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited technicians ASAP helps your business get back on track quickly. Our team is available 24/7 to provide emergency water mitigation. To ensure proper water restoration, we can:

  • Deal with water extraction first using powerful pumps.
  • Employ drying out methods that include air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Determine whether the HVAC duct system can be cleaned and decontaminated.
  • Restore carpeting and other content.
  • Sanitize equipment if needed.

 You own a gym to keep people healthy and happy. We run a water restoration business to keep your business healthy, and you happy. Calling in professionals assures the work gets done in a timely manner and meets the demands of your insurance company.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 for expert commercial services that are Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What Steps Can You Take to Prevent Commercial Fire Damage in Dallas?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

drawing of sprinkler system putting out a fire A fire suppression system can help keep your doors open for business.

SERVPRO Details Strategies Business Owners Can Take to Reduce the Threat of Fire Damage in Dallas

Commercial fire damage in Dallas is one of the most devastating experiences that a business owner can experienceIn 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

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Can Business Closure from Commercial Water Damage be Mitigated?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

'Open' sign in front of store window When your small shop is facing water damage, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO can Counteract the One-Two Punch of Commercial Water Damage in Dallas With A 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 for water removal.  Finally, we work with you on options to keep at least a portion of your operations running during recovery to meet the needs of your customers.

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

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We Get You Back In Business In Dallas After A Flood

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Our trailer-mounted diesel generator in the parking lot We bring our trailer-mounted diesel generator and high-capacity desiccant dehumidification system for large flood damage disaster jobs.

Why Commercial Businesses with Large Loss Claims use our Flood Damage Restoration Services in Dallas

Completing jobs efficiently, mitigating losses, negotiating with insurers, adjusters, and third-parties is some of the reasons that large commercial clients continue to use our services for unforeseen property damages. We are a local company, but our access to national resources means that we can mobilize large amounts of equipment and human resources quickly, helping commercial clients overcome property problems with a minimum loss of revenue. 

The causes of commercial flood damage in Dallas are tough to mitigate against because they can come from many different sources. Internal plumbing is used far more by staff and customers in commercial businesses than in residences. In older commercial properties a pipe can eventually burst, particularly during cold periods of the year when pipes are at a higher risk of freezing. 

When water freezes, it expands weakening the structural integrity of uninsulated metal pipes- which are surprisingly common in commercial warehouses. When a pipe does eventually burst, it can release up to 400 gallons of water an hour into your property, damaging stock, furnishings, and forcing temporary closure. The weight of this volume of water can significantly weaken floors or structure in your workplace, making it unsafe to work in and forcing temporary closure. 

Professional attention should be sought immediately after a burst pipe. Shutting off the supply of water is essential to limiting losses, but so is having an established strategy for removal. SERVPRO technicians are experienced in large loss claims and can drain water from the property in a matter of hours by using truck-mounted extraction units and pumping equipment. Once excess water is removed we can begin to tackle residual moisture- this process can take longer- but it is essential to ensuring that secondary issues like mold growth do not cause another closure and more loss of revenue. 

The impact of flood damage on your commercial business can be widespread, trust a professional restorer to return your business to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 today. 

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Commercial Flood Damage Restoration In Dallas

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

clothing shops after damage Problems with your shopping center after a vicious storm can seem overwhelming at first.

Commercial Flood Damage Restoration In Dallas Could Require Cleaning The Walls

Everyone who lives in the Dallas region knows that storms can come in quick and hit the metro with excessive rains. When moisture starts to build up during a rainstorm, your shopping center could suffer from commercial flood damage. If there is enough water outside, water can easily find its way into your shopping center units. Whether it comes in from the ground or it enters from a leaky roof, your assets could get affected.

Moisture that causes commercial flood damage inside your Dallas shopping center can be contaminated and soiled, making it have to be treated as a class two or "grey water" scenario. If muddy water enters your building from the ground, then the contamination levels could be higher, forcing the project to get handled as a category three issue. During each case, our SERVPRO technicians can help you find the best and most cost-effective techniques to utilize when restoring.

Any water entering your shopping center's structure from the outside can be contaminated, but the water can also be very dirty. When the soiled moisture starts to soak into building materials like your floor and drywall, the wet surfaces may also get heavily soiled. When this occurs on your company's property, our SERVPRO team can clean both your floors and your walls.

During cases where your walls got soiled from the floodwater, we can implement wet wall cleaning techniques to avoid refinishing or repainting. Wet cleaning can be more effective than dry cleaning methods when dealing with soils created by muddy water. But, before we use chemicals on your walls, we first remove any excess dirt with a rag and vacuum up what fell to the floor.

The first step to wet cleaning includes applying the water-based cleaning solution with a towel. We fold the towel and use one side until it is soiled before switching to a clean section. Next, we mix a rinse solution and apply it onto the dirty surfaces with a new, clean towel. Lastly, we take a clean, dry towel and wipe off any excess moisture on the surfaces of your walls.

Problems with your shopping center after a vicious storm can seem overwhelming at first. But, if you call SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887, we can help relieve the stress involved and work towards saving you and your insurance company money in the long run.

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You Can Book On SERVPRO to Restore Commercial Water Damage in Dallas

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Opened water damaged book You can trust the SERVPRO brand to restore water damages in bookstores. We have the experience and equipment to get the job done right!

Mitigating Commercial Water Damage in your Dallas Book Store

Independent book shops are particularly susceptible to the impact of long-term water damage. These types of damage, which can often buildup undetected in wall cavities, appear as a general staining or discoloration of walls and the surrounding area. Over time, slow leaks or other issues relating to unwanted moisture can condensate, which causes the issue to spread out. Books, as well as bookshelves, may begin to take on symptoms of damage. Equally, you may notice odors or the presence of mold growth in some regions of the store- especially behind furniture and stands.

Regardless of the size of your company, reach out to our commercial water damage team here in Dallas. We have experience working on large loss recovery sites, schools, and state buildings as well as independent retailers. We operate our call-lines twenty-four hours a day and use local technicians who can arrive on site promptly. We understand how different companies have differing requirements, which are why you can communicate with a crew chief throughout the restoration procedure.

In the first stage, a water damage restoration technician (WRT) undertakes to address the source of the issue. Cleaning and restoring the visible signs alone is unlikely to address the underlying cause. Using thermal imaging cameras, SERVPRO technicians can find damp spots behind walls or furniture, tracing them back to the source. We can perform controlled demolitions to gain access to the source of the leak and perform the necessary repairs.

After eliminating the water source, our team can work outward from that source, clearing away water damages. Moisture sensors can penetrate bookcases or furniture to access the level of moisture content. Moisture content readings can help us to decide on an appropriate drying method using either dehumidification equipment or rapid air-movers. Sometimes we may need to use essential cavity drying equipment like injectidry systems or drying mats.

Should your books sustain any damages, we can refer them to our specialist document restoration team. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse damages, but we can prevent them from getting any worse. By freeze-drying the documents, we can preserve them in the state. Then, after choosing an appropriate procedure, we can dry them using vacuum drying methods that convert solid moisture particles straight to gases, which avoid further damage.

If you suspect there is a water issue in your store, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 today.

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We Discuss Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Your Dallas Business

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold in the corner of window. Where excessive moisture exists, often so do mold colonies.

Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Your Dallas Business and What to Do About it

Sometimes commercial water damage is not due to a sudden gushing pipe break or supply line leak. There are times the damage occurred over an extended time sight unseen, and often other issues appear with that type of loss.

If you see the following signs of commercial water damage in your Dallas business, investigate them to see if you have a more significant issue in play that requires immediate addressing.

Musty Odor That Never Goes Away
One of the heralding signs of an issue in your property is the tell-tale pungent odor that is most noticeable after the closure of the business overnight or the weekend. The problem may relate to poor ventilation or plumbing problems.

Signs of Mold
It only takes 24-hours for airborne mold spores to set up their home in your building if conditions are right. Where excessive moisture exists, often so do mold colonies. Once they infest the commercial property, they spread fast and damage both the structure and contents. Professional remediation is a must to eliminate the conditions conducive to growth as well as stop the potential for cross-contamination to different areas of your business.

Water Stains and Wet Spots on Ceilings or Walls
When you see staining, it is a confirmation there is something amiss with your plumbing system or structure. SERVPRO technicians have moisture detection equipment that allows them to "see" behind walls and under flooring to determine precisely where excessive areas of moisture are so they can eliminate the problem through their proprietary methods.

What to Do About it
Often when there are no visible signs of water, the problem is still minor but engaging a professional restoration services company is smart. When SERVPRO technicians scope a structure to determine the cause of water loss, they also take into consideration whether or not stock and other valuable items are in danger of receiving damage. They take proactive measures to ensure as little loss as possible for the property owner by using Pack Outs and moving undamaged items out of the building during mitigation to a secure location. The technicians then move it back into the exact spot after the completion of mitigation efforts.

At the first indication of commercial water damage, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887. Our water damage specialists are available 24/7 to diagnose the problem and restore your business to its pre-water loss condition “Like it never even happened.”

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When Your Dallas Beauty Boutique Suffers Damage After A Flood Call Our Professionals

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

wood and building debris burned by a fire Get in touch with SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas by calling (214) 361-7887.

Contact SERVPRO When Your Dallas Beauty Boutique Suffers Flood Damage

Heavy storms can cause many troubles, and flood damage happens to sit at the top of that list. No Dallas business owner wants to arrive at work and find pooled water waiting for them. A weakness in the roof of your boutique allowed floodwaters into your store and put many products in immediate danger. To save stock, and minimize other damages, you need to reach out for professional cleanup and restoration services as soon as possible.

Leaving the flood damage in your Dallas beauty boutique for too long can spell out some unpleasant consequences. To start, as the standing water sits, the structure of your building can begin to absorb it, causing water damage. The laminate floors may begin to crack, split, and bubble. Mold colonies could form and cause unpleasant health effects. Over time, mold can weaken the organic materials inside of your store, such as the wooden framing. In general, it is wise to clean up any water damage immediately after the accident occurs, to prevent these unfortunate situations.

SERVPRO is ready to assist you, no matter the time. We understand how hectic the schedule of a business person is, and that emergencies can rarely wait. For this reason, we always have our highly trained water damage restoration technicians (WRT) on the clock. Whether it be 1 PM or 1 AM, our technicians are ready to help you.

Once our WRT arrive, they can begin to unload many pieces of advanced equipment from our signature green vans. Each piece of equipment is meant to work together in conjunction, to remove stagnant water, minimize moisture levels, and to remediate water damage. Our technicians can start with rover-mounted extractors and wet/dry vacuums, to remove the excess water.

Once the water is gone, we can take stock of your inventory and make a list of losses. Our technicians can work with your insurance adjuster to get a claim going for you, allowing you to feel at ease. From there, we can begin to bring in pieces of equipment like air ventilation fans, dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers, to reduce any excess moisture. Once finished, we can return to your boutique to you, “Like it never even happened.”

When your store suffers flood damage, get help immediately. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas by calling (214) 361-7887. No matter the time or day, we're open and ready to help you.

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If Important Documents Are Damaged By Water In Your Dallas Property, Call Our Experts For Help!

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Dallas at (214) 361-7887 for expert handling from start to finish.

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

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

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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Call Our Team When Your Dallas Business Experiences Significant Fire Damage

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

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

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to keep your business running after a water loss event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Restoring Water Damage in Your Dallas Church

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

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

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

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

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

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.
Saving Equipment
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

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

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

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

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

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

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

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

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

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

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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.

You Need The Best Results When Your Warehouse Experiences Commercial Water Damage

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

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

3/29/2016 (Permalink)

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.

Preliminary Inspections
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.

Area Cleaning
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.

Odor Treatment
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.