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Let SERVPRO of Metrocrest Clean and Disinfect Your School of Viruses

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

The CDC has posted the information on the attached link regarding the seasonal influenza occurring at our schools recently. SERVPRO of Metrocrest can address this issue, as well as others, with the cleaning products we use. Our disinfectants are EPA, FDA and OSHA compliant, have a very low toxicity rating, and are effective against the most common disease and odor-causing organisms, including MRSA, HIV-1 (AIDS virus), Influenza A2, Avian Flu, VRE, TB, Herpes, and many others.

Differences between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing

  1. Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  2. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
  3. Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.

SERVPRO of Metrocrest, based in Dallas, Texas can address these issues in an educational environment, business environment, or any other setting where many are working in close contact with others.  SERVPRO can clean and disinfect the surroundings to prevent the spread of these viruses.

Please call our office at (972) 233-8400 to schedule an assessment of your situation.

Prevent Mold Growth During the Winter Month

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

The cold wet season in the winter months in Dallas, Texas, is one of the best times of the year for molds to grow and expand. Often mold is contained near sources of water where it can easily grow and reproduce. As it grows, mold can breakdown and compromise the integrity and strength of the source in which it lives.

Mold spores are microscopic and are naturally found in the air we breathe indoors and outdoors. When large amounts of spores grow, one’s health may be compromised. Mold can be killed, but if it is not removed properly, it can remain in the area just cleaned and the dry spores can be released into the air. Mold remediation services can help eliminate the mold in your home and personal items affected by water damage.

If you require mold remediation services in your home or business give SERVPRO of Metrocrest a call! (972) 233-8400. We will return your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

*SERVPRO of Metrocrest are Highly Trained Restoration Specialists*

Our SERVPRO of Metrocrest Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Warehouse Water Damage in Coppell, TX

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Metrocrest received an emergency call at 5:24am on a Monday morning regarding a flooded warehouse in Coppell, TX.  A pipe from a bathroom busted and continued to run continuously over a full weekend and wasn’t noticed until their first employee arrived Monday morning.  Over 4,800 sq ft of their warehouse was wet from the water damage.  SERVPRO of Metrocrest arrived on-site by 6:15 am. Our production manager walked the affected area with their manager and put an action plan together and got straight to work. We first extracted all the standing water while moving warehouse equipment and other miscellaneous content.  Wet rugs were removed from the warehouse and transported to the SERVPRO of Metrocrest to be cleaned and dried out.  After extraction, SERVPRO of Metrocrest setup dehumidifiers and air movers to dry out the affected walls, and floors.  SERVPRO of Metrocrest is ALWAYS ready when disaster strikes, whether it's a residential or commercial structure.  Call us when water and flood damage cleanup is needed at your home or business.


SERVPRO of Metrocrest is experienced in water mitigation, fire, and mold damages.  We're available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services.  Call us any time 972-233-8400. 


Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Prevention for mold after a storm

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can happen any time. The following are tips to prevent mold after a heavy rain:

  • Work fast. Call in SERVPRO of Metrocrest which will help in the cleaning and disinfecting of your home from toxins and spores mold can release.
  • Disconnect all electronic equipment inside the home or building if there is standing water
  • Lower the humidity and temperature in the home or building: molds do not like these conditions. Open windows if the air outside is less humid than the air inside. Otherwise, turn on an air conditioner. If needed SERVPRO of Metrocrest will set up dehumidifiers to help.
  • Dispose of moldy items in a sealed bag
  • Make sure there is good ventilation within the building or home affected. SERVPRO of Metrocrest will use our fans if necessary, to promote good air circulation.
  • SERVPRO of Metrocrest will extract any standing water as quickly as possible.

If a storm hits in your area, call SERVPRO of Metrocrest for all your water mitigation and mold remediation needs.

call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400.

http://www.SERVPROmetrocrest.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SERVPRO9498

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROofmetrocrest/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Mold Prevention during the winter months

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

The wet season in the winter months is one of the best times of the year for molds to grow and expand. Often mold is contained near sources of water where it can easily grow and reproduce. As it grows, mold can breakdown and compromise the integrity and strength of the source in which it lives.

 Prevention will help keep it at bay in your home.

  • Keep all areas clean
  • Make sure there is good air circulation
  • Prevent mold and water damage by turning off the water flow to broken appliances and pipes.
  • Replace cracked or defective mortar. If you find wet areas, inspect the outside drainage system.
  • Spread moisture – barrier materials in crawl spaces over the sail. Heavy roofing paper or plastic film made of polyethylene can be used for this. Make sure there is good ventilation in the crawl space and if possible do not enclose it.
  • One can get rid of humidity or dampness within a building or home by heating it for a short time. After heating, open up the doors and windows, or use an exhaust fan to let out the air that is moist.
  • Hire a professional roofing contractor to cover a damaged roof with a tarp.
  • If there are freezing temperatures, take measures to insulate pipes, inside and out to ensure they will not crack or bust.
  • Make sure all theseals on the windows and doors are not compromised and in good working condition.
  • Clean and repair roof gutters regularly
  • Make sure the ground around your building slopes away from the foundation so water does not colleact around or enter into it.
  • Act quickly if you see condensation on windows, pipes, or walls inside a building
  • call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400.

http://www.SERVPROmetrocrest.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SERVPRO9498

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROofmetrocrest/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Make Safety a priority in the winter months

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Metrocrest we want to make sure you, your home or business know the correct steps to take to make sure you are prepared for the winter months. The following tips can help keep you and your family safe:

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change the batteries if needed
  • Warm your car outside and not in the garage to avoid carbon monoxide entering the house.
  • Prevent water pipes from freezing by covering them if possible and turn off the water valve connected to the outside faucets.
  • Holiday safety tips… Keep holiday electrical cords and lights away from water and use battery operated candles.
  • Use ground fault circuit interrupters.
  • Get your heater inspected
  • Inspect your fireplace/chimney
  • Check your clothes dryer vents for lent build up

call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400.

http://www.SERVPROmetrocrest.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SERVPRO9498

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROofmetrocrest/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Metrocrest Is here to help anytime, anywhere

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water and Fire damage can strike anywhere, anytime and in any type of building. SERVPRO of Metrocrest has been called out to countless water and fire damages. When a pipe breaks or a sprinkler system fails, or a kitchen fire erupts we are here to help. We are experienced with small to large losses and have excellent communication which is the key to ease our customers. With years of experience working in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and facing new challenges daily SERVPRO of Metrocrest is equipped to step in and help to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year company. We strive to make each one of our customers a top priority. If disaster should ever strike, call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400.

call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400.

http://www.SERVPROmetrocrest.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SERVPRO9498

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROofmetrocrest/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

The 5 Leaky Time Bombs Waiting to Flood Your Home

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Floods can happen in the blink of an eye. One moment everything is okay, and the next, water is everywhere. The experts at SERVPRO of Metrocrest have identified five ticking time bombs that can wreak havoc in your home in a matter of minutes.

Below are five ticking time bombs and consider what you can do to disarm their damage:

HOT WATER HEATER

  • About 75 percent of tank water heaters fail by the time they’re 12 years old
  • 70 percent of water heater failures are from leaks or burst tanks
  • Average damage is $4,000

What to do: Check the tank regularly for leaks. Have your tank maintained yearly. It is recommended to replace your water heater every 10 years.

WASHING MACHINE

  • More than half of all water damage are due to broken washing machine hoses.
  • Damages average more than $6,000.

What to do: Inspect hoses once a month. Look for signs of impending leaks, such as blisters, bulges, cracks, discoloration or kinks. Turn off the water supply to the washing machine when you go on vacation.

DISHWASHER

  • Dishwashers usually fail when they are 10-12 years old
  • Flooding damage from a dishwater leak can be more than $5000

What to do: Tighten the drain line where it connects to under-sink plumbing. Replace the water supply line immediately if you run across a small leak. Don’t run the dishwasher while away from home.

REFRIGERATOR

  • Icemakers are the primary cause for water leaks in a refrigerator
  • The life expectancy of an ice maker is less than that of the refrigerator, as low as five years.

What to do: Replace copper water lines with braided steel alternatives. Check the water supply line behind the fridge yearly.

AIR CONDITIONER

  • Attic air conditioners can cause the most damage because water can leak throughout the entire home.
  • Average loss from flooding caused by a leaky air conditioner is $5000

What to do: Install a secondary drain line and drain pan overflow switch. Have your A/C maintained regularly, which includes changing the filter and checking the refrigerant level.

You can rely on SERVPRO of Metrocrest for whenever you have water damage in your home from these leaky time bombs. The quick response and efficient, professional services will return your home to normal in no time. Please contact us without delay if you’re experiencing a water emergency.

Call SERVPRO of Metrocrest for all your water damage restoration needs (972) 233-8400.

http://www.SERVPROmetrocrest.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SERVPRO9498

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROofmetrocrest/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Heavy Storms are hitting the Dallas area = Flood warnings!

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

What Causes Flash Floods?

Not all floods are the same. Some develop over time; however, flash floods happen quickly, and can occur without visible signs of rain. Causes of flash floods include

Causes of flash floods include:

  • Excessive rain – within minutes of precipitation or up to 6 hours after.
  • Slow-moving rain of a long duration, such as occurs with thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes.
  • A dam/levee failure.
  • A sudden release of water held by an ice jam.
  • Rainfalls that exceed the capacity of underground drainage pipes and sewage systems.
  • Floods after wildfires which reduce the capacity of the ground to absorb water.
  • Urbanization, such as paving, which reduces rainfall absorption and increases runoff.

What areas are at risk of flood damage?

  • Low-lying areas.
  • Areas near water.
  • Areas behind a levee or downstream from a dam.
  • Areas near canyons.
  • Even dry stream beds, culverts, gullies, creeks, small streams, and low-lying grounds that appear harmless in dry weather can be at risk of floods.

If a Flood is Likely in Your Area…

A flash flood is extremely serious. Flash floods are typically accompanied by a dangerous wall of roaring water, which often carries rocks, mud and other debris. If you find yourself facing a flash flood…

  • Evacuate.
    Evacuate immediately to higher ground. Save yourself, not your belongings. You may have very little time to respond.
  • Secure your home.
    If you have time, turn off utilities at main switches/valves and disconnect appliances. Do not touch electrical lines or equipment if you are wet or are standing in water. Move essential items to an upper floor and bringing in outdoor furniture to prevent flood damage.
  • Do not walk through moving water.
    Only six inches can make you fall. If walking through non-moving water, use a stick to gauge depth/firmness before each step.
  • Do not drive through flooded areas. 
    Two feet of water can carry away most vehicles. If swept away in your vehicle, remain inside. If water rises inside the vehicle, seek refuge on the roof.

If you are in the middle of a flood or your house or business has been flooded, call SERVPRO of Metrocrest (972) 233-8400.

http://www.SERVPROmetrocrest.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SERVPRO9498

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROofmetrocrest/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Getting your property prepared for the cold in Addison, Texas.

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Cold temperatures can take a toll on your home or business. It is important that you prepare your home for the cold weather to limit risks of potential damage. When preforming maintenance and insuring that you are limiting risks of damage it is important to be thorough while inspecting your home or place of business. Install foam-rubber gaskets behind electrical outlets & switch covers on exterior walls. If you don’t use your fireplace, plug the flue with an inflatable plug. Make sure that you replace any broken windows and re-putty any loose window panes, seal around windows and door trims or use weather stripping for windows that are opened. Check in the attic of your home; weather strip & insulate the access door from your attic into your home, seal around your chimney with metal flashing or a high temperature sealant, seal around plumbing vents, seal any holes between the heated space and the attic and insulate any exposed water pipes. If water damage occurs in your home due to extreme weather or anything else, make sure to call SERVPRO of Metrocrest to help with all your water restoration needs.

Call SERVPRO of Metrocrest for all your water damage restoration needs (972) 233-8400.

http://www.SERVPROmetrocrest.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SERVPRO9498

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROofmetrocrest/

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes