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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

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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.

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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.

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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

Clean chimneys cut down the risk for fire

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Burning fires in a chimney leads to the accumulation of soot and creosote, a flammable, sticky substance that can cause chimney fires if it’s not removed. Hiring a professional chimney sweep can get expensive, so if you use your fireplace frequently, consider picking up a few tools from the hardware store and cleaning your chimney yourself. This article provides instructions on three different methods for cleaning a chimney, as well as tips on chimney cleaning safely.

  1. Determine whether the chimney needs to be cleaned (if you only clean your chimney once a year, do it in the fall before the burning season begins. Otherwise, you risk sparking a chimney fire the first time you light up your fireplace in the winter.
  2. Check the chimney for animals. Shine a flashlight up the chimney from the fireplace, and if you find an animal remove it.
  3. Measure your chimney flue. You have to have properly sized tools to clean the chimney properly.
  4. Buy chimney cleaning supplies such as a wire brush, rope, plastic tarp or drop cloth, broom, dustpan, mask, goggles and ladder.
  5. Dress in appropriate clothing. You should wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy with soot. Cover your hair and make sure you wear a mask and googles.
  6. Prepare your house for the cleaning. Drape a drop cloth around the fireplace and move back furniture and rugs.
  7. Remove the damper from the chimney flue
  8. Start the cleaning process

SERVPRO of Metrocrest is here to help with all your fire restoration 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

Call the team that is ready to help 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week.

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Catastrophic water damage can strike your home in any number of ways whether it be a busted pipe, a storm flood, or a damaged roof due to hail. SERVPRO of Metrocrest (982) 233-8400 is here to help. We are dedicated to helping our customers no matter what causes your water damage. We are quick to arrive onsite, walk the customer through your damage, make an action plan, and get started mitigating immediately. Our technicians are IICRC certified and are knowledgeable in all types of water damage. SERVPRO of Metrocrest is here for you in your time of need, we are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened,” We are ready 24/7, 365 days a year.

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

Why SERVPRO of Metrocrest?

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Metrocrest? Take one look at our Customer Satisfaction form, it says it all. Look at our customer reviews and that says it all as well. SERVPRO of Metrocrest is determined to make each one of our customers satisfied. Let’s be honest, without our customers were would we be???? If more businesses thought like this there would be less customer complaints.  In our line of business one bad complaint can ruin a business…it is our goal to make each one of our customers feel “like it never happened”.

All our technicians are IICRC certified and experts in fire/water/mold remediation. From the moment we receive a customer call to the moment we finish the job we make sure our customer know they are our priority.

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 Thankful

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

We are thankful for our wonderful employees. Their positive attitudes and hard work ethic make SERVPRO of Metrocrest not just a business but a family.

SERVPRO of Metrocrest is Thankful

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

During this time of Thankfulness we want to give a shout out to our wonderful customers. 

We are thankful to our customers who have entrusted their home/property to us when they are in the middle of a disaster. We are a better company because each one of you has allowed us to be a part of rebuilding your home and life.

 Thank you to each and every one of you!