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Microbial growth inside and outside your home

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Microbial growth can not only be found inside your home but outside as well. It can be found around pipes, windows, or roofs on the outside of your home. If flooding has occurred inside your home, mold will grow in drywall, upholstery, and carpet, just to name a few. Microbial growth 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. We are specially trained professionals and will ensure your home and belongings are properly cleaned and dried to inhibit mold growth.

*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

Spring is coming to the Dallas, TX area

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means…. Spring cleaning time!! This is 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.

Spring storms in the Dallas, Tx area

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Spring in the Dallas, TX area usually consists of damaging winds and heavy rain. SERVPRO of Metrocrest has certified trained technicians, that can typically arrive on-site within 1 hour of being notified of a water damage cleanup and we 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. We are available 24 hrs. a day 7 days a week. When flooding and water damage cleanup is needed, we will be there every step of the way.  If you find your property affected by flooding from a storm or hail, call SERVPRO of Metrocrest. We are the ones to call for all your water restoration needs (972) 233-8400.

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