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Eliminating Smoke Damage in Fort Worth

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating Smoke Damage in Fort Worth SERVPRO has the knowledge and equipment to get rid of lingering odors left behind from smoke during a fire in your home.

Professional Equipment to Rid Your Home of Lingering Odors after Fire Damage

The majority of costs to a Fort Worth homeowner, after a fire, come from lingering odors. That is because most fires do not cause structural damage or even significant damage to a home. The flames usually happen in a single room like the kitchen, and only smoke gets into other areas of the house.

Lingering odors are probably the most challenging part of fire damage in a Fort Worth home to remove. Owners replace burned property and paint over scorch marks pretty quickly. Even property water-logged from fire-fighting efforts can usually be dried using the right equipment and given enough time. It is not always that simple with odors, but SERVPRO maintains the equipment needed to get the job done.

Ventilation Fans – Our technicians start the process using these machines to move up to 5000 cubic feet of air per minute through a home. These fans also serve a second purpose by blowing air through rooms and across surfaces damp from the efforts to put out the fire.

Ozone Machines – These devices force oxygen molecules to react with odor-causing molecules in the air. This forced action oxidizes the molecules, breaking down the odor completely. It is incredibly efficient, but technicians using the devices have to wear protective gear. While engaged, this ozone gas is dangerous to pets, residents, and items with natural rubber. After the devices are shut off, the gas quickly converts back to oxygen.

Pressure SprayersSERVPRO technicians use these machines to apply deodorizing and other cleaning agents directly onto the affected property. They are very useful on upholstered fabrics and carpets that have substantial amounts of odor-causing smoke residue.

Injectors – These devices are small, commercial grade pumps designed to remove odor-causing stains on a rug or piece of furniture. Our IICRC-certified technicians use them with a large needle to inject a deodorizer directly into the stain. We use this device where possible to avoid reupholstering an item like a sofa.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth attempts to restore every home to its original, pre-fire condition. That means not just the personal property, but the first breath that homeowners and residents take when they walk back inside after we finish work as well. For more information about what we can do for your home, call (817) 741-5737 today.

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Commercial Water Removal Services for Retail Stores in Fort Worth

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Services for Retail Stores in Fort Worth Are you prepared in the event a water emergency strikes your retail store?

Is your Fort Worth Business Prepared If A Water Emergency Strikes?

Water can cause a lot of damage within a short period. It is an invisible threat that creeps rapidly through spaces and crevices, invading several other areas. Adequate training is essential to avoid further damage.

If you need quick and efficient water damage restoration services in Fort Worth, SERVPRO is here to help. We have a dedicated team of IICRC-trained technicians on standby to respond to your emergency. Our products are up to par with industry standards, thereby ensuring a seamless restoration process.

Water damage restoration fans and air movers are essential for water removal in a flooded store. These high volume fans and air movers create a powerful airflow that moves air quickly around the affected space, promoting evaporation of moisture from under carpets and behind walls, sub-flooring, upholstery, and more.

Water damage becomes a major issue when there is significant flooding in the retail store. This can be caused by a faulty sprinkler system, burst pipe, a sewage backup, or storm flooding. Some 30 percent of all property claims come from water damage restoration, including loss of equipment, inventory, store fixtures, and even furnishings. Immediate drying and dehumidification are important to reduce repair costs, which can necessitate a complete shutdown.

SERVPRO water damage restoration experts provide the quickest recovery while minimizing repair costs, often with little disruption of unaffected areas. Our services also include odor removal and mold remediation. Apart from restoring the building itself, we can also take care of water-damaged carpet and upholstery.

The first part of the restoration process involves inspection by qualified technicians establishing goals, priorities, tasks, and schedules. This is followed by flood damage cleanup, which includes initial cleaning, sanitation, debris removal, and relocation of building contents. We also carry out water extraction from walls, floors, and ceilings using truck-mounted vacuum systems. We have state-of-the-art equipment for carrying out odor removal in hard-to-reach surfaces. Finally, we monitor and maintain proper moisture, humidity, and temperature levels after drying.

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If your retail store sustains water damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth for quick and efficient commercial water removal services. We have a wide range of equipment for proper water extraction, as well as highly trained and highly experienced technicians who can handle the job. For any assistance, call us today at (817) 741-5737.

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Mold Signs in my Fort Worth home

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Signs in my Fort Worth home This is from a home that received extensive water damage to the roof. The repair was never made and mold quickly grew through the ceiling.

There exist a multitude of different types of mold varieties in the world today. . Mold can be found in many homes and is a cause of allergies and other related ill health effects.

If you think you may have mold in your Fort Worth home or Fort Worth apartment then you may want to ask yourself the following questions. Mold needs a special environment to thrive.  It needs a food source such as drywall and it needs a water source such as leak.

Do you notice water damage?

Mold is created by moisture. Without it mold wouldn’t exist. Mold spores float around in the air and if they land on a wet surface it can grow out of control quickly. If you see a water spot on the ceiling, wall or floor there might be a potential for mold growth.  It might be a wise idea to have the professionals at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth test your walls to see if there exists any hidden moisture.  Water damage can cause the paint to peel or it can also stain the ceiling and this is called cellulosic staining.  

Allergy symptoms can be a sign of Mold?

Allergy symptoms such as running nose, water eyes or sneezing can be a sign of mold within your home. When mold is growing in your apartment it can cause severe allergic reactions when it’s inhaled or touched. Mold can make asthma symptoms worse as well.

Have you experienced more Headaches?

Mold can form mycotoxins which is toxic to humans. These are produced by toxic strains of mold and can cause serious health problems. Symptoms include dizziness, headaches, short attention span, memory loss and trouble concentrating. If your symptoms increase when at home you may need to see if you have mold in that local.

Is there a musty odor?

Does your home smell like a basement or musty?. Even if you don’t see any signs of mold if you smell it then it’s worth investigating further.

Do you have any known leaks?

Because mold likes wet surfaces and needs the moisture to grow, it is very important to know if you have any existing leaks in pipes or faucets. It is a smart idea to check under your kitchen sink and your bathroom sinks for potential leaks periodically.  

Has Flooding occurred?

If there has been a previous flood there exists the potential for mold spores to be present.  Always ask apartment personel or home sellers if there has ever been a flood and mold after the flood.   

All of these questions can lead further to look into getting a mold expert, or remediation company out to inspect your Fort Worth home.  Luckily SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth can help you further by coming out to your home and giving a concise and honest interpretation of any potential mold issues.

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Help! Water damage in my Business

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Help! Water damage in my Business This is just one example of our night team working to extract water from a storage facility in Fort Worth.

At SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth, we know that flood damage and storm damage can affect your business in negative ways.  There is the concern about damage, the loss of business, and the cost to get back up and running.  Speed is of the essence when considering a restoration company such as SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth.  Our policy is to be on site and ready for clean up with a 2 hour window of receiving a call from a client. We know that time is money so we strive to work efficiently and effectively to clean and extract any and all water damage.  Our teams work around your business schedule in order not to disrupt your flow of commerce. At SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth have experience on how to dry out large buildings and large office complexes.  Our experts are IICRC  certified in drying and restoration practices so you can rest assured we will get the job done correctly the first time.  Located in northern Fort Worth we can quickly serve your business.      

Providing Mold Damage Restoration Services in Fort Worth When a Flood Occurs

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Providing Mold Damage Restoration Services in Fort Worth When a Flood Occurs Moisture Can Produce Mold Damage in Fort Worth Area Homes--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO's Expertise and Equipment Can Remediate Mold Infestations

When a flooding disaster hits your home, it can be difficult to focus and figure out the next step. You may lose some of your belongings, and the repair cost may be too overwhelming. Ultimately, the flood water can penetrate hidden spaces in the structure and create favorable conditions for mold growth in your Fort Worth property. When this happens, the house may become unsafe to live in and necessitate mold remediation services.
In the event of a flood, SERVPRO can come in and control mold growth before it gets out of hand. We have a team of highly skilled mold damage remediation experts in Fort Worth and its environs who are ready to respond to any emergency. We follow IICRC guidelines to ensure that our products and techniques exceed industry standards.
Mold damage happens quickly. Mold spores can travel through the air and land on the wall, where they may grow and thrive within a matter of days. Mold is particularly troublesome in the showers, which are often inadequately ventilated, as well as in dark, damp corners of your house such as around window panes and laundry rooms. Mold growth may cause health effects to you and your pets.
While mold damage is not as sudden and scary as fire or water damage, it is ultimately as detrimental because of its inconspicuous nature. After performing a thorough inspection, SERVPRO mold removal specialists can contain the affected areas using physical barriers to keep the spores from migrating during the restoration process. We also filter and clean the air with heavy-duty HEPA filtration systems and then spray the colonies with antimicrobial treatments.
Any carpeting, drywall, and other materials that sustained mold damage have to be removed. SERVPRO technicians use anti-fungal treatments to decontaminate these items too and then return them safely to your house if it is viable. Attending to moisture problems is essential to prevent the mold from growing back after the remediation process. Using dehumidifiers and other drying equipment, we can also control moisture and humidity levels to avoid recontamination.
As a locally-based and operated business, SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is strategically positioned to respond promptly to your mold damage situation. We are dedicated to restoring your property to preloss conditions as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened." Call us anytime at (817) 741-5737.

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Quick, Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Fort Worth that Gets the Job Done Right

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Quick, Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Fort Worth that Gets the Job Done Right SERVPRO technicians focus on restoration rather than reconstruction after a fire. Contact us for thorough service that will meet your expectations.

SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Property After a Fire

We recently began restoration on a Fort Worth property, where a fire occurred on the second floor, only causing minor smoke and water damage to the downstairs. About 40% of the rafters and decking in the roof required replacement and much of the area was black from smoke.  

If you find yourself facing a similar fire damage situation in your Fort Worth area home, obtaining qualified professional help is easier than you might think. You are not alone and should never take on the task of renovating your property by yourself after a fire occurs. It can be hard to address every damaged item correctly, especially without the proper training and equipment.  

Until you face this type of tragedy yourself, you may not fully understand the level of damage that occurs. In this instance, nearly half of the roof, rafters, decking, insulation, wiring, ducting, and other materials require replacement while the other portion needs a thorough cleaning and deodorization method performed to restore and remove the odors that exist.

Hundreds, if not thousands of posts from other do-it-yourself restorers, on websites all over the net, describe this as an unmanageable event. Some claim that you must tear down the entire structure and rebuild to get the odor out of your home after a fire. However, SERVPRO technicians perform deodorization and cleaning methods on a daily basis, successfully restoring many homes just like this one.   

SERVPRO is available throughout your local community; we offer customers full-service solutions to fire damage situations of all shapes and sizes. Regardless of how the fire began on your property, we can help provide you with much-needed answers and solutions that get things back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can also help you prevent future events from occurring, and give quality recommendations that avoid future losses.

Avoid following someone else’s failed attempts at restoring their home alone. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth for access to qualified professionals 24/7, 365. We respond quickly, helping you restore your Keller, Park Glen, or Trace Ridge home the right way, the first time, call today. (817) 741-5737

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Flood Damage Detection and Restoration in Fort Worth After a Storm

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Detection and Restoration in Fort Worth After a Storm Fort Worth Flooded Homeowners Call on SERVPRO

Fort Worth Properties, Soil Erosion, and Storm Damage

When the waters from a storm in Fort Worth recede, the owners of flooded homes begin assessing their property for what is salvageable. The damage can be tremendous. If factors such as poor construction, termites, and decay had already compromised the structural integrity of the house, the flood could be the last straw. From this end, it is important to act fast when a natural calamity such as a storm comes visiting.

If you are grappling with flood damage in Fort Worth after a storm, SERVPRO has highly trained disaster recovery teams to counter the impact. We follow IICRC recommendations to ensure a quick and efficient restoration process. Thanks to our advanced cleanup tools and products, we had managed to restore many homes to preloss conditions throughout the years - leaving them as neat as before, "Like it never even happened."
Houses that are built on concrete slabs where the soil is mostly clay are particularly vulnerable to flood damage. When clay is saturated, it expands unevenly and elevates parts of a slab, leading to cracks or breaks. Additionally, exterior walls can crack, embedded pipes may rupture, and the roof can sag. Everything gets worse when the soil dries and shrinks. In some cases, moving water may erode the ground from beneath and sweep a poorly-secured house off its foundation. It is advisable to evacuate the building if it has signs of cracks. Most cases are not this extreme, but always be aware of the condition of your foundation.

One of the first signs of flood damage is distorted frames on doors and windows, which prevents them from opening and closing. The glass may also twist and break when the house shifts, while excessive water may weaken interior drywall. Drywall that is soft, moldy, or crumbly should be replaced. SERVPRO technicians can remove walls and ceilings that sustained water damage in the process, and then clean and dry the insides to prevent mold growth. Demolition is done only when needed.
Most homes use insulation made of foams or fiber. This type of insulation tends to hold water and should be replaced after flood damage. If your home has closed-cell foam or similar type of insulation, it may absorb water and survive the flood. Most types of structural sheathing are also susceptible to flood damage because they are made of porous materials such as wood chips. When these materials absorb water, they swell and lose their strength. In this case, we may have to remove and replace them with new sheathing as well.
Recovering from flood damage after a storm can be challenging. During this time of distress, you can rely on SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth to restore your property. As a part of your community, we understand that a natural disaster in this area can be devastating. For urgent or emergencies conditions call us at (817) 741-5737.

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Water Damage Abatement At Fort Worth Student Union

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Abatement At Fort Worth Student Union Common areas for students to collaborate on projects and study are a necessary part of college life. Get them dry after an incident with SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Get a Flooded Area Dry to Prevent Any Secondary Damages

Study spaces, book and gift stores, snack bars, and recreational activities are all part of the student experience at Fort Worth institutes of higher learning. When portions of the student union go underwater because of failed plumbing, a full-service water damage recovery company needs to step up to restore the college ambiance.
A water main burst in the student union of a university, the commercial water damage in Fort Worth starts inconveniencing hundreds of students and soaking books and merchandise. The two primary concerns are a speedy return to a comfortable study and recreational area for students and a solution for waterlogged spirit wear and books. We offer fast and professional water removal and restoration services and have access to drying and recovery services for merchandise.
Once the SERVPRO team is made aware that a crisis occurred at the union, a well-qualified team of water damage mitigation specialists and all the equipment necessary is dispatched to the building. Our work crew follows the same routine each time it arrives at a water event. First, the area is surveyed for safety, power disconnected if there is any chance of shocking the rescue team. Water is removed with truck-mounted pumps and extractors. Moisture levels are measured and monitored as industrial sized air movers and dehumidifiers do their work.
While the area is dried out, other members of the crew work to sort the merchandise soaked in the union’s bookstore. Items like sweatshirts, tees and the like can be laundered and dried. Perhaps the staff of the bookstore will reduce the prices, but the spirit wear will survive the water damage nearly intact. The books and school supplies are a different matter.
To dry out papers requires a special process called freeze drying. It is a somewhat expensive procedure, so it may not be cost effective for all items. On the other hand, the files and records in the store may be important enough to use the freeze drying or sublimation technique. Regardless, the SERVPRO crew keeps a careful inventory of items damaged, discarded and revived for insurance and tax purposes.
One call to SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth gets the ball rolling to dry out commercial spaces, large and small. Our number is (817) 741-5737 and is staffed 24/7.

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Your Water Damaged Fort Worth Home Might Have Areas Cordoned Off for These Four Reasons

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Water Damaged Fort Worth Home Might Have Areas Cordoned Off for These Four Reasons Water damage from a leaking roof, washing machine or pipe can be devastating and needs immediate clean up. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Safety in the Forefront After Water Damage in Your Home

Sometimes, a Fort Worth water damage case may prove so severe as to warrant a quarantine or exclusion zone within your home. While we do not make these calls lightly, SERVPRO has to institute such safety precautions for some situations to protect both you and your home while we conduct restorations. While our technicians are typically more than able to explain the full reasoning behind such precautions, it might pay off to know what situations can commonly lead to this decision.
Electrical Hazards
If your Fort Worth home has water damage in a broad area or standing water in a room, this area typically must be cordoned off due to the potential presence of electrical hazards. When outlets and large electronic appliances come into contact with volumes of water, they create a major hazard to anyone not protected by specialized clothing like that worn by SERVPRO technicians.
If our inspectors find a mold of a dangerous species or spread, they may create a quarantine area to stop its spread and shield residents from potential health effects the mold can cause. We are well-qualified to handle mold situations, so worry not if we do find a problem. We simply incorporate mold remediation into the present cleanup job and keep moving.
Septic Tank Spillage or Other Waste Hazards
When a septic tank has spilled, or some other disaster involving biological waste has occurred, we typically bar access to this area to prevent contamination from occurring. Tainted water sources carry large quantities of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can create serious health effects even through simple proximity. If you know that your septic tank has ruptured or spilled, be sure to inform our personnel before they arrive so adequate preparations can be made.
Structural Damage
More severe water damage has the potential to cause structural damage to the home. If our trained inspectors find signs of this, they may ask you and your family to vacate the area immediately. Structural collapse can happen suddenly, and without prompting, so it is best to stay away from the at-risk area until we have had enough time to ensure its safety.
SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is trained and equipped to deal with water damage of any variety. Call us at the first sign of trouble at (817) 741-5737.

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Appliance Failure Causes Fire Damage In Fort Worth

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Appliance Failure Causes Fire Damage In Fort Worth Smoke Odors and Damage Are Eliminated with SERVPRO's Help to Fort Worth Properties

Smoke Odors and Residues Damage Fort Worth Properties and Need Immediate Attention

Air conditioning is a necessity in our hot and humid climate. On occasion, AC units or supplemental fans spark a blaze that causes damage in residential buildings. Typically these fires result from faulty wiring or the use of extension cords not rated for the load. SERVPRO technicians train to restore homes affected by this type of fire.

Wire or cable insulation defects or wear is the source of about a third of the over 7,400 fires reported each year with AC or fans as a contributing factor. Fire damage to your Fort Worth home links to a sparking cable connected to your AC unit. Although the fire itself had only a brief tenure, heavy smoke moved throughout your home, through open spaces and the HVAC system. We prepare for these factors through continuing education for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industry through its certification programs, also know as IICRC.
SERVPRO crews take care that any chance of electrical shock during their work is eliminated by ensuring the power is off. Chemical extinguishers knocked down the flames, so water damage is not an issue this time. Our project manager assesses the space where the fire blazed and walks through the rest of your home to determine how involved other areas are, looking for smoke residues and smells.
Working quickly because smoke and soot damage is so fast-acting and devastating, our crew cleans every surface. The smoke residue, in this case, is likely sticky so solvents and abrasive cleaning tools may be used according to our workers’ training. These products show the best outcomes in the hands of certified professionals. SERVPRO specialists inspect and clean out the HVAC system, looking for soot and chemical remains that must not be circulated later within your home.
Expect the presence of an acrid smoke smell throughout the rooms of your home, even far from the fire. It may take some tries, but our deodorization experts will rid your home of the smoky odor. First burned materials are bagged and removed. Our technicians then use spray and wipe methods to remove the smell. If that does not complete the task, airborne sprays and ultimately thermal fogging methods seek out the particulates holding the odor in the air. The small droplets of spray or the combusted particles of thermal fogs neutralize the odor molecules, changing their composition, so the unpleasant aromas disappear.
Call (817) 741-5737 to get SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth on the job after your electrical fire. Prompt, polite and professional, our technicians are eager to restore your home to preloss condition.

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