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Emergency Water Restoration In Fort Worth

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Water Restoration In Fort Worth A burst pipe caused significant damage and flooding to this home. SERVPRO was called to complete water restoration.

How SERVPRO completes water restoration

On the list of urgent Fort Worth household emergencies, the need to remove significant amounts of water ranks near the top. Water restoration is unlike most other cleanup or maintenance tasks, requiring specialized equipment and certified technicians. Immediate response to your crisis is also essential. We have all these requirements covered.

Appliances located in the upper levels of your Fort Worth home complicate water restoration circumstances. For example, having the laundry room located near second-floor bedrooms is convenient, but can cause water to flow down walls and even several flights of stairway if the washer’s pump breaks. Similarly, your kitchen’s dishwasher can send water into an adjacent family room when a hose disconnects or the computer panel malfunctions, and it continuously fills. You come home to hundreds of gallons in your lowest levels. Our team has seen this before and can help.

In addition to the pooled water at the lowest parts of your house, SERVPRO crews also note that floors, walls, steps, and ceilings above the water’s final resting place are soaked. When we arrive on the scene, our crew lead assesses all aspects of the water damage and designs a plan to remove the standing water and dry out saturated structural components. Our service vehicles are well-stocked with the equipment needed so work can begin right away.

Water deeper than two inches removes most efficiently when we use submersible pumps. As the water level falls, SERVPRO crew members switch out to our high-efficiency extractors. Infrared scanners help us locate hidden reserves of water. Releasing the trapped moisture is crucial. Technicians can drill holes, make flood cuts, or use extensions to suction water out of cells from the top.

We have success drying carpeting in place with weighted wands on the extractors, following an established protocol taught during the extensive training our SERVPRO crew members master. Hardwood floors benefit from the use of drying mats.

Walls and ceilings often dry out with just the addition of air flow and lower humidity. Throughout the process, our team uses moisture meters to establish a baseline on every surface affected by the water event. SERVPRO leads determine drying goals, and then we monitor the progress with additional measurements. The positioning of air movers and dehumidifiers, with the possible addition of heaters to obtain the optimum balance to move water vapor out of building materials, is the final step.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is eager to assist residents of our local communities with water restoration emergencies. Call for a consultation 24/7, any day of the year at (817) 741-5737.

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Going The Extra Mile For Fire Damage Restoration In Your Keller Residence

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Going The Extra Mile For Fire Damage Restoration In Your Keller Residence Fire Damage in Keller Cleanup and Restoration Needed? Contact SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Offers Off-Site Restoration to Damaged Possessions from Fire & Smoke

Once a fire in your home has gotten extinguished, you are only part of the way towards recovering from the incident. In fact, you now face damages to your property the likes of which many homeowners have never experienced before. Fortunately, even though this same damage might be out of the wheelhouse and skill sets of most property owners, professional and reliable restoration services are only a simple phone call away.

As you might now see, fire damages present themselves in several unique ways throughout your Keller home. Even areas that were not directly affected by the blaze can house lingering effects like smoke and soot damage. One of the most pressing concerns beyond the structural integrity of your home is the contents you keep inside. Our SERVPRO professionals have a plan to keep these items safe and give them the attention they need to get fully restored as well.

Pack-outs are a service offered by our professionals which remove contents of your home to keep them safer throughout the restoration process. While some of these items might have gotten damaged during the fire, this same process provides a means for these damaged items to get concise inspection and restoration to make them ready for the second phase: pack-ins.

Once the appropriate attention and work have gotten done to the removed items of your home, and the restoration within your house is complete, the contents of your house are ready to get returned. Our SERVPRO professionals carefully bring in each item and put it back in its original position, helping to make the unfortunate circumstance a distant memory as you move on with your fully restored home. Trying to prevent fires from occurring with foresight and planning can at least mitigate fire damage to your property.

Fire damage in your home might feel overwhelming to overcome at first, but with the right professional assistance, it does not have to be as daunting. You can rely on the rapid response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth fire damage restoration technicians to act quickly to get your home back to original conditions as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime you need us at (817) 741-5737.

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Why Flood Damage Severely impacts bedrooms in Fossil Creek

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Flood Damage Severely impacts bedrooms in Fossil Creek Water damage in this home affected multiple rooms.

Common items affected by water damage in your home

Ground-floor bedrooms can be among the most heavily affected rooms in a home in Fossil Creek when flood damage hits. While sleeping areas on second floors may be safe from most of the effects of rampaging floodwaters, ground floor and basement bedrooms contain many amenities that may be more vulnerable to severe water damage than objects found in other parts of the home. SERVPRO excels in restoring materials without having to replace them whenever possible, but we still see some of our most challenging work cut out for us wherever bedrooms are concerned.

Bed Sets
Flood damage in Fossil Creek can cause costly damage to sheets, mattresses, pillows, and any other parts of a bed. For some homeowners, these items can represent a combined total of thousands of dollars in value. One of the primary things we do after arriving and ask many residents to do before we get there is to separate pillows, sheets, and other layers from each other. Keeping these items separated out early on helps them to dry out faster and prevents color bleed from taking place.

Most local homes fill their bedrooms with carpeting and rugs that can sustain severe damage in the event of a flood. Storm floods typically cause warping, discoloration, and material degradation in both the upper layers of carpeting and in the padding below them. Depending on the conditions, we may be able to replace sections of carpeting while keeping other areas intact selectively, but most floods force us to replace flooring in carpeted rooms entirely.

Valuable Belongings
Many valuable personal items are stored in the average bedroom, including electronics, clothing, objects of sentimental value, and a wide range of other possibilities. While some items may be lost forever after being inundated with water, others may yet be salvaged. We examine every damaged item individually to determine if and how we should attempt to clean and restore it.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth helps local homeowners to recover from the effects of flood damage on a 24/7 basis. Call us at (817) 741-5737.

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The Basics of Mold Damage Remediation in Fort Worth

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Basics of Mold Damage Remediation in Fort Worth At SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth, we have what it takes to remediate mold infestations from your home.

SERVPRO Explains Professional Mold Remediation in Fort Worth

Whenever there is hidden water in a home or business premise, chances of mold damage resulting are high. Many property owners who experience a water emergency make a mistake of assuming that all is fine after water removal. Water usually seeps into places we cannot see, such as interior walls, under flooring and sometimes it can penetrate into drywall. To prevent such eventualities in your Fort Worth home, you need to work with remediation professionals.

The first thing that our SERVPRO technicians do when attending to mold damage incidents in fort worth is to do an examination. During this step, we use moisture meters to measure the presence of moisture in your ceilings, floors, walls, and cabinets. By using infrared cameras, we are in a position to determine the cause and the degree of the damage. By using water extractors and dehumidifiers, we remove and dry your contents and in the process abate the spread and growth of mold.

Securing the affected area is one of the critical processes that our SERVPRO technicians perform during mold remediation. We do this to prevent the spores from spreading from the contaminated area to a clean one. If we have any running HVAC systems in the area, we stop them and seal their vents. We also establish negative air pressure and install containment barriers within the contaminated area to prevent the movement of the spores.

When our SERVPRO technicians notice that porous materials such as insulation, wall boards, books, papers, clothes, carpets and soft furnishings are highly contaminated, we dispose of them off. Depending on the degree of contamination, we may clean up semi-porous materials such as wood by sanding, drying, and using a safe anti-microbial detergent before reusing. To remove any remaining mold particles, we first dry, clean and perform HEPA filtration in your air conditioning, ventilation, heating and crawl spaces.

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Our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth works around the clock to address fire, water, storm, and mold damage. Call us at (817) 741-5737 at any time of the day and get industry proven services.

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Water Removal Restores Your Fort Worth Home To Pre-Loss Condition

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Restores Your Fort Worth Home To Pre-Loss Condition After your home becomes dry again, structural restoration, if required, can begin.

Water Removal Restores Your Home To Pre-Damage Condition

Floods can happen for many reasons in Fort Worth. Once flooding occurs, even if it does not overcome your entire home, a fast reaction from you can help minimize the damages your home experiences.

Homeowners in Fort Worth might need water removal specialists to extract thousands of gallons of water from an unattended broken water line or an intrusion of overflowed water coming from a nearby lake or river. Our pump trucks can remove water, even when disposal requires government designated locations. We always follow the legal requirements, helping protect our community and the environment from the risks of possible contamination.

The same contamination that causes such legislation to exist in the first place can also cause illnesses to your family members if they come into contact with any stagnant water. Just like municipal treatment facilities exist to render any pathogens or chemicals inert and neutral, we also clean up anything left after we perform the initial extraction.

Removing standing water, followed by smaller units that use either suction, heat, directed air, or a combination restore your home to a healthy dry condition quickly. As the indoor environment dries, many pathogens die off and no longer pose a threat to people. As we clean your home, any remaining microorganisms still present become trapped in our cleaning cloths. We dispose of these in sealed bags, making sure they never pose a threat to your family again.

After your home becomes dry again, structural restoration, if required, can begin. Carrying this out while your home retains any moisture often results in damage related to trapped moisture. SERVPRO technicians have training that teaches them not only what to do to restore your home, but also the order in which to take these steps.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth Helps families in the Diamond Jarvis Hill, Old Town Keller, and Woodland Springs areas by performing water removal services. You can reach us at any time by calling (817) 741-5737. Our 24-hour service line is answered every day of the year, including holidays, so we can better serve our communities.

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Mold Damage in Your Fort Worth Apartment can Start Out Slowly

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in Your Fort Worth Apartment can Start Out Slowly SERVPRO Finds the Moisture and Cleans Up and Remediates Mold Problems in Fort Worth

Understanding Remediation Underscores the Need for Professional Mold Cleanup

Microbes exist everywhere, no matter where you go in Fort Worth. Because of this, overgrowth can happen at almost any time.

Fort Worth residents who deal with mold damage often find it seemingly grew overnight. Sometimes, this does happen, but it can also grow very slowly and provide you with ample time to rid your home of the conditions that permitted it to begin covering surfaces inside your
home. Mold can grow on almost anything, but porous items, including gypsum board, clothing and leather goods, can face especially fierce attacks by this tiny microorganism.

SERVPRO technicians can perform mold remediation so your home's interior no longer holds the overpopulation it did in the past. One
part of remediation includes controlling the amount of moisture in the home. Stripping microorganisms of this vital nutrient keep them from growing and ensures that the work we perform retains its value for you.

Using moisture meters to detect water and moisture in the smallest amounts helps detect where mold might hide inside walls that only seem dry on the outside. Moisture can enter your home through many different avenues and stay out of sight. While you never see it, mold
easily finds it because it already exists in almost every corner of your home.

Window sills often contain the most amount of mold in a home. This happens because of the air going in and out of these openings in your
home. When this happens, mold can also slip down inside the wall cavity under the window and travel inside the walls. We can combat
this without tearing out your walls, protecting your home while still saving you money.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth can be contacted by calling our 24-hour service line, (817) 741-5737. Calling our local number helps you begin the steps to remediation of mold, and also prevents microorganisms from regaining a foothold inside your dwelling. We serve the
communities around Heritage Trace, Woodland Springs, and Fossil Creek.

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Fort Worth's Commercial Water Damage Experts Explain Drying Techniques

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fort Worth's Commercial Water Damage Experts Explain Drying Techniques If moisture sits inside your business' warehouse for too long items stored there may get ruined.

Commercial Water Damage Experts

Drying out wet materials and contents inside your Fort Worth warehouse is an essential part of the restoration process. After standing water and moisture in carpet gets extracted, building materials must be dried so that more damage does not occur. To help speed up the natural evaporation process air moving and dehumidification systems get implemented.

If moisture sits inside your business' warehouse for too long items stored there may get ruined. If moisture resulting from a commercial water damage incident in Fort Worth does not get removed within 24 hours, mold can develop on building materials and contents such as tools or products stored for your company. Mold can cause health effects with some people and commonly develops inside a building that contains excessive moisture in the air and building materials.

When drying out moisture inside a structure, our SERVPRO technicians use air movers and dehumidifiers to create an environment that speeds up the drying of wet materials. The pieces of equipment get arranged in places that do not impede foot traffic and hinder business operations. The air movers get set up so that they push air in a counterclockwise motion hitting walls at a 45-degree angle to push the wet air away from the walls. The dehumidifier then pulls water out of the air, dispenses it in liquid form, and exhausts out warm, dry air that gets used in the air flow created by the air movers.

As water naturally evaporates off of wet materials the air close to it holds moisture. The air movers push this moist air into the center of the room where the dehumidifier can remove the water vapor. However, we do not position the air movers directly at the dehumidifiers because that would reduce the quantity of warm air coming out of them. Dehumidifiers instead get placed so that air movers can intake the hot, dry air exhausted out of them after water vapor is removed.

The correct positioning of drying equipment can reduce the time it takes to dry out moisture inside your warehouse thus saving your company money. Calling SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 after a loss can prove to be beneficial to your business.

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What You Can Do When a Storm Floods the Office Space of Your Fort Worth Home

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Can Do When a Storm Floods the Office Space of Your Fort Worth Home Flood damage in your home should be addressed as soon as possible because it can lead to mold growth and structural damage.

Call on SERVPRO if You Experience Flood Damage in Your Home

Heavy rainfall can cause flood damage, especially during a particularly severe storm. There are many ways that water can get inside of your Fort Worth home during a storm, but one of the most common is debris. A storm with high winds can cause rocks, tree branches, and even lawn chairs to break the windows of your home, allowing floodwaters to seep inside. When the waters seep into your basement office space, it can seem like an utter nightmare. Your computer is there along with all of the electrical wiring to make your electronics function. Luckily, professional help is nearby to get your office back to its pre-storm state quickly.

Damaging flood waters can seep into your Fort Worth home swiftly and soak into your belongings, such as the wood of your desk or the fibers of your carpet. Our technicians know how vital it is to respond to water damage as quickly as possible, as it worsens the longer it sits and can lead to mold growth. We strive to try and get to your home as soon as we possibly can after receiving your call so that we may begin the remediation process and remove the floodwaters causing damage.

SERVPRO can bring advanced tools like truck-operated pumps and powerful wet/dry vacuums to remove the water from your basement office space. We can use moisture meters to determine the level of moisture in the space and identify the most impacted areas. Afterward, we can employ the right tools to dry out your carpet, floors, the base of your walls, and the legs of your desk.

Floods can bring unsanitary water with them. SERVPRO can inspect and measure the safety of the water that has flooded your home. Should the water be toxic, we can rip up the carpets in your office and throw them out for you as they cannot be kept once contaminated. Afterward, SERVPRO can help you find a contractor to replace the carpeting in your office space. We strive to do whatever we can to return your home to its preloss stage.

When your home has been overrun with damaging floodwaters, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737. We can send our technicians to your home as soon as possible.

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Mold Damage Mitigation In Fort Worth

4/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Mitigation In Fort Worth Mold can appear in many colors or just give off a smell when it hides behind walls and cabinets. Contact SERVPRO when you see or smell mold.

Team SERVPRO Follows a Proven Process When Remediating Mold Damage

Mold is often a significant problem inside your Fort Worth home if it goes unnoticed. A fungus develops from spores then grows structures called hyphae. Hyphae grow in all directions including down into the materials, out across surfaces, and up.
Hyphae produce more spores so that the fungi can reproduce. SERVPRO's mold damage technicians in Fort Worth have experience in finding mold and dealing with it. If mold issues do not get handled, then it is possible that spores float to other rooms and turn into mold.
If there is a presence of spores, mold only needs three things to survive. A fungus needs an organic food source, moisture, and the correct temperature to form and thrive. Once mold exists the area must get treated because it can cause health effects with certain people.
The first step to mold remediation is first to determine if mold exists or not. SERVPRO's restoration team inspects your home to see if mold growth has already occurred. The team asks to see if the structure had recent water damage and they look around to see if they can visually see mold in the form of black dots or white fuzz.
If a fungus exists inside your house, we follow a few vital steps when completing the mitigation process. First, we establish containment, so the environment outside the affected area does not get contaminated. Before any work begins, we section off the contaminated area with a thick, plastic containment chamber.
The containment chamber then gets a hole cut into it, and an air scrubber gets set up on the hole to create negative air pressure. All of the air then gets sucked into a HEPA filter. The filter traps all fungi particles and mold spores preventing them from spreading to other areas inside or outside the building.
Once the containment chamber gets established, any affected material gets removed. Any dust created during demolition gets filtered through the air scrubber so that it does not contaminate anything. For professional help mitigating a fungal issue, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 24/7.

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Why You Should Choose Professional Water Damage Restoration For Your Fort Worth Retail Store

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why You Should Choose Professional Water Damage Restoration For Your Fort Worth Retail Store When facing water damage in your store, it is best to bring in professionals immediately to minimize any downtime. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO's Quick Actions Can Help Reopen Your Store Doors More Quickly After a Water Damage Event

Your Fort Worth retail store hinges on having the right goods for the shoppers that happen into your store. While every day is a new challenge to bring people in through the doors and get them to spend some time perusing your wares, something seemingly as trivial as a water emergency could significantly gum up the works. Instead of worrying about customer retention and attracting new business, you are now worried about how long your establishment has to keep its doors closed and the effect that this has on your bottom line and the employees that count on their paycheck every week.
Commercial water damage in your Fort Worth store can present itself in several ways. The real struggle with an occurrence like this is to get it cleaned up, and the area restored as quickly as you can. Without professional restoration services, like those provided by our SERVPRO team, you might not have the ability to reopen your business for quite some time and still might not have corrected the full problem that you had initially faced.
One of the primary concerns that you face is the apparent potential loss of profits from having to close the business while restoration efforts are underway. With our experienced SERVPRO team, your doors can reopen more quickly, allowing this perceived loss in profits to be a little less extreme than it could have been with your intentions of trying to clean up the mess on your own.
The threats to your stock and structure are another concern that needs to get considered when it comes to professional restoration. The longer that water sits against structural components and stock in your store, the more damage that it does. It does not take long before the damage is irreparable to the stock items and structural components weaken to the point of requiring replacement.
Your employees count on your retail store to pay their bills and provide for their homesteads. The longer that your business has to remain closed for the cleanup process, the longer that these dedicated employees are without the pay that they need to survive. This reality should give you an excellent mindset to choose professional restoration services to thoroughly and promptly clean up the mess and restore the damages to the business.
There is no time to lose when water damage affects your business. With the threat of compounding damages and the loss of profits, choosing professional restoration services like our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth team is a smart choice. Give us a call today at (817) 741-5737.

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