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Water Damage - Water Extraction in Addison, TX Properties is the Key!

4/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage - Water Extraction in Addison, TX Properties is the Key! SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400

There was a down pour of rain and hail this past weekend. Which meant more flooding in our area, which is why homeowners need to call in a professional service.

Remediating Dallas, TX flooding is never a simple task. Every home is different, and any restoration company needs to be familiar with the area. SERVPRO of Metrocrest is quick to respond with a 24/7 response team. We do everything possible to start work as swiftly as possible, taking care of not just our customers, but our neighbors. 

Our response team leader begins the quick inspection. We work with your insurance adjuster if appropriate. We bring in pumps to remove the deep water. Our commercial grade machines quickly draw out the water and make it safer for our response team to enter the home. We then use extraction wands to remove surface water that the pumps cannot draw out. SERVPRO of Metrocrest personnel utilizes the same devices to remove water from carpets and wood floors. Our extraction wands also have a built-in heating unit, so we use them to begin the drying process as well. 

Technicians use moisture meters to determine if the carpets and wood are dry. If there is still a high level of moisture, we set up air movers to force warm, dry air across the surfaces to continue drawing out water trapped inside them. 

We also test the surrounding walls for high moisture content. Since many building materials are more easily damaged when wet, we first set up dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the items and the surrounding air. The machines we use can remove 25 gallons of water per day. As everything dries, we carefully use the same air movers to speed up the drying process without causing any further damage that might force us to demolish drywall or other materials. 

If you have flooding problems in your home, SERVPRO of Metrocrest is here to help. We have provided disaster remediation to our neighbors for many years and are ready to assist you today. Call us for more information at (972) 233-8400 or to schedule a visit.

Rely on SERVPRO of Metrocrest When a Fire Leaves Your Home Unsafe and Damaged

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Rely on SERVPRO of Metrocrest When a Fire Leaves Your Home Unsafe and Damaged Call SERVPRO of Metrocrest as soon as the fire is out to prevent further damage to your home.

When your Dallas, TX property suffers fire damage, acting quickly can be vital to limiting the losses you experience as well as the amount of damage inflicted on your home. Some homeowners think that once the fire is out, the damage stops, allowing you the opportunity to clean things up later. 

Unfortunately, fire damage in your Dallas home continues long after the flames go out. In a matter of hours, furniture, appliances, and personal belongings can go from restorable to unsalvageable. Ash, soot and smoke residues take their toll on porous materials while wreaking havoc on the protective coatings on harder surfaces found in your home as well. 

Your home is precious; you work hard to make a safe place for your family to enjoy. Our team at SERVPRO of Metrocrest understands what it means when you trust us with your home restoration tasks and take it to heart when finding solutions to help fellow members of our local community recover. We live, work, and play right here beside you, making it essential to support those around us and keep our community active, healthy, and secure. 

SERVPRO of Metrocrest’s IICRC-industry certified technicians can inspect your home, offering quality restoration services that are specific to your situation. Our restoration experts can also help you determine the amount of restoration you need, basing solutions on the amount of damage present and manage your entire restoration from start to finish. 

We provide you with the latest tools, equipment, and techniques available and provide you with a variety of services that help restore fire and water damage often caused by this type of event. SERVPRO technicians implement services that follow local, state, and federal guidelines for packing, transporting, and disposing of any materials found unsalvageable and work hard to maintain a safe working environment throughout your restoration process.

SERVPRO of Metrocrest has full emergency response teams available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including weekends and holidays. We are always available, providing professional restoration personnel, equipment, and resources throughout the Dallas area at a moments notice.  Call us today at (214) 734-9986.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing aSERVPRO EmergencyREADYProfilefor your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Contact SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400 to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile

Understanding How Mold Grows and Spreads in Your Home

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is one of the most neglected home maintenance problems that can quickly become a catastrophe. Spotting the damage early is the key to safe and effective remediation.

Mold damage restoration of your Dallas home is not a DIY project. Efficient and successful remediation is a job for the professionals with years of experience and the right safety equipment. Trying to eliminate mold by yourself can help it spread to unaffected areas amplifying the problem. It is essential to understand the basics of mold and take the right precautions for fast and safe remediation.

What causes mold growth?

Mold begins its life from a microscopic spore; they are like seeds that can germinate in the right conditions. Interestingly, mold spores are present everywhere. So, it may not be possible to eliminate them entirely, but it is entirely possible to prevent the creation of conditions favorable for their germination.

One of the most important conditions for the spores to germinate is moisture. If the surfaces contain an elevated level of humidity, the spores can absorb it, swell and germinate giving rise to a network of filamentous structures called hyphae. Some of the hyphae grow into the surface providing an anchor for the network, while others can bear spores on their tops.

If the network of the hyphae is disturbed, these spores can become airborne and settle in other parts of your home. While cleaning the mold growth, SERVPRO professionals use a barrier system to prevent these spores from reaching the uncontaminated parts of your home. They also have the necessary equipment to clean the settled spores and prevent them from reaching other parts of your home.

Mold loves warm and moist environments.

Mold requires the right combination of temperature and moisture to germinate and grow. The ideal temperature being between 68 and 86 degrees. With these conditions in place, the settled sores can quickly germinate and form a network of hyphae in no time.

The most important thing to control is the moisture level. SERVPRO Professionals can determine the residual moisture level in your home using state-of-the-art moisture sensing equipment. If the levels are high, they can correct them by addressing the underlying problem.

Call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400 today to set up a free consultation.  

SERVPRO of Metrocrest Offers Remediation Services Regardless if the Fire Damage is Large or Small

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Metrocrest Offers Remediation Services Regardless if the Fire Damage is Large or Small SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400

It is never a pleasant experience when a fire starts inside your Dallas home. Fires not only threaten the safety of you and your family but are costly to repair as well. The heat, flames, and smoke produced by a fire causes extensive damage to your home. 
 
Whether the fire is small or large, it is a smart move to let the professionals come in and assess the situation. SERVPRO of Metrocrest is IICRC certified and have experience with different types of scenarios. 
 
Both the heat and smoke created by a blaze cause several types of damage to your home. Flames burn content and building materials inside the home. Smoke spreads throughout the structure leaving behind soot and foul odors. Our professional crews at SERVPRO of Metrocrest get taught how to mitigate fire damage by putting each case into a category based on the severity of the damage. 
 
In fire damage situations, there are three main types of severity. Putting each damage scenario into a certain level of severity helps our specialists know what types of methods to use when mitigating the problem. The three levels are minor, medium and major fire damage. 
 
In minor fire damage situations, smoke residues only affect individual rooms of the structure that are near the source. The amount of soot left behind from the smoke is minimal. Very few areas get re-painted, and only some minor items get replaced. Most of the mitigation process involves wet and dry cleaning of the ceiling, walls, and other surfaces. 
 
In medium fire damage cases, the amount of smoke residues is moderate, and more areas need wet cleaning. The areas that need to be re-painted and items that require replacement increase. Most of the time with medium fire damage contents inside the home get cleaned on site, but there is heat damage to building materials. 
 
In major fire damage scenarios, there is a lot of heat and flame damage at the fire's source, and structural charring is even possible. In these cases, emergency procedures such as boarding up the exterior of the building and detailed cleaning of the structure possibly takes place. The building gets filled with smoke damage and foul odors, and usually, our crews must pack out the house and clean the contents offsite. 
 
No matter how severe the damage in your home is, hiring professionals always gets you the best results. SERVPRO of Metrocrest can be reached at (972) 233-8400, and we are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to help you. 

Tips To Minimize Water Damage From Storms In The Dallas Area

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tips To Minimize Water Damage From Storms In The Dallas Area SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400

Severe weather in the Dallas, TX area can often bring rising waters, and floods that affect thousands of properties throughout the North Dallas Area. In addition to the mud, and debris, flood waters can be contaminated with sewage, and even bring snakes, insects, and other critters. Flooding can present a challenge for property owners. Instead of putting yourself at risk its best to call in a professional water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO of Metrocrest.  Without proper cleanup, many homes and business will require mold removal in the Dallas area, and the surrounding communities.

While clean water from broken water pipes, a leaky roof, or even a leaking dishwasher, can be safely mopped up, special care needs to be taken with floodwaters. The bacteria, microbes, and debris can cause health concerns. Professionals recommend that individuals entering floodwaters have proper protective clothing, footwear, and eye protection. Take every precaution to keep yourself, and your family safe.

When the water recedes, the prospect of cleaning up after the storm is overwhelming, even for the most prepared. Furniture, personal items, drywall, floors, and the structure of the property must be evaluated for damage, and the water damage cleanup should begin immediately. Depending on the level of contaminants in the floodwater and how long the water remained on the property, will determine in part, the level of water damage to your home. Saturated drywall will often need to be removed; however, many other items including carpets, furniture, and draperies may be able to be cleaned and restored to their pre-flood state.

SERVPRO of Metrocrest has the tools, training, and expertise necessary to restore your property to its original state. Locally owned, and operated, our team is available 24 hours a day, whenever disaster strikes. Trust us to clean up your property after a storm, fire, or other event to help ensure that a mold infestation doesn’t take root in your home. Our climate, particularly after a severe storm, supports rapid mold growth. It is essential that your property is properly cleansed, and dried, prior to restoration. Often, our remediation team finds mold infestations due to improper flood and storm damage cleanup.

SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster, and we have the resources to respond quickly, regardless of the size of the event. Our disaster recovery teams stand at the ready to help homeowners and commercial property owners mitigate the damage caused by floods, storms, sewage backups, fires, and other events. We will start immediately by assessing the damage, removing the water, drying and dehumidifying, cleaning and repairing, and completing the restoration, so you and your family can resume life as quickly as possible. Call us today (972) 233-8400 for any water damage or mold removal needs throughout the greater Dallas area.

Mold in your Dallas, TX home

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in your Dallas, TX home Call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400 for your mold remediation.

Mold can be found both indoors and outdoors in places with elevated levels of moisture, such as leaks around pipes, windows, or roofs. If flooding has occurred and saturated your home, mold will also grow in drywall, upholstery, and carpet, just to name a few. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to reach out to SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400 immediately if any water damage has occurred. Our specially trained professionals will ensure your home and belongings are properly cleaned and dried to inhibit mold growth. 

 Mold can be many unusual colors, smell musty, and will often look like spots. Regardless of what type of mold it is, it needs to be removed. If you see visible mold, do not disturb it by attempting to clean the area yourself, touching the mold, or blowing air across affected areas. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate throughout your home. If you suspect mold, keep loved ones out of the area, turn off fans and the HVAC system, and contact SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400.

Spring brings wild weather in the Dallas, TX area

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Spring brings wild weather in the Dallas, TX area SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400

With damaging wind and rain expected again this week, SERVPRO of Metrocrest is ready for whatever happens.  We are here when flooding and water cleanup is needed by our Coppell, Farmers Branch, Addison, and all surrounding Dallas area neighbors.  If you find your property affected by flooding from storms or hail, call us (972) 233-8400.

At SERVPRO of Metrocrest, we have crews ready 365 days a year, and 24 hrs per day.  Our trained technicians, typically arrive on-site within 1 hour of being notified of a water damage cleanup and they are ready to get to work immediately. Whether it's a multi-floor commercial building or a residential home, we take immense pride in our ability to arrive quickly and perform professionally.  We remove the water from your structure and then dry the structure out with our professional drying equipment.

Spring cleaning in Dallas, Texas

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring cleaning in Dallas, Texas SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400

It's spring cleaning time in Dallas,Texas, the season when we brush off the stunted growth of winter by cleaning every surface. This annual ritual will restore and renovate the appearance of your home, but there is another even more important reason for performing these tasks - your family's health.

Did you know that your home is a huge germ collector in the winter months? The windows are closed, and air doesn't move much, so when family members come down with colds and flu, germs have as heyday bouncing around and collecting on every surface. This greater exposure to germs impacts the healthfulness of our homes.

Once those warm spring breezes begin to blow, lift the windows so clean air can fill your home and replace the dust and stale air winter creates. A good and thorough house cleaning, including those areas that we typically clean less often like carpets and rugs, curtains, upholstered furniture, tops of door frames, can help remove the dirt, allergens and germs floating around your home to make it healthier and safer for all who live and visit there. SERVPRO of Metrocrest can come in and take care of all your spring cleaning needs. Call us at (972) 233-8400 to schedule your carpet and duct cleanings.

Can You Spot Signs of Mold

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Can You Spot Signs of Mold Call SERVPRO of Metrocrest for all your mold remediation needs (972) 233-8400.

MOLD, It is a homeowner’s worst nightmare:

There are several things to look out for that indicate you might have mold or an area that is prime for mold growth.

Strange Odors 
Mold, whether it is visible or not, emits an unusual and unpleasant odor. If an area in your home persistently smells musty, there is a good possibility there is mold in the room. 

Mold Growth 
There are so many varieties of mold that you can t really identify the type based on specific shape, size or color. It can appear as a furry, dark growth, as a black stain, or as black, white, orange, green or brown specks. Rather than look for out-of-the-ordinary, multi-colored flakes in every inch of your home, identify areas that are moist and then look for possible signs of mold. The fungus thrives in cool, damp areas, and it will be much easier to find it by limiting your search to areas that are affected by excess moisture.

Symptoms 
Your health can be a telling sign if there is mold in the home. Symptoms of a mold allergy include a consistently runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, dizziness, headaches and even memory loss.

Condensation 
Whether there is excess moisture on your windows or condensation dripping from your pipes, it is likely there is a great deal of moisture in your home. As a result, your home is becoming an ideal breeding ground for mold, and it indicates that mold might already be present in your home. 

Water Problems
If your home has ever had moisture problems, whether a toilet overflowed or a sewer backed up, it is at risk for mold. The best places to look for mold are areas where water remained for a long time. If your home has ever flooded, mold could grow underneath the flooring and behind walls. 

The Solution:
For areas that have already fallen victim to mold, there is hope. SERVPRO of Metrocrest is a local leader the North Dallas community in mold remediation and here to help! Please call (972) 233-8400 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”