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Our Water Cleanup Team In Keller Works Hard To Mitigate Disasters

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Cleanup Team In Keller Works Hard To Mitigate Disasters Mold and mildew begin growing with 24 to 48 hours after a water disaster so cleaning it up and extracting all of the moisture becomes crucial.

Our Team Works Hard To Mitigate Disasters

During September, SERVPRO encourages families in Keller to brush up on their preparedness skills. A disaster can strike your property at any time and come from almost any direction. Weather does not always play a role in these horrible circumstances because incidents such as broken pipes and fire can happen in isolated areas of your house.

When a broken pipe, fire-fighting activities, or overflowed basins occur inside your Keller residence, SERVPRO employees are ready to perform the water cleanup duties needed. We make mitigation fast and easy for homeowners and can do the same for you all year long. While September is National Preparedness Month, remaining prepared helps stave off damages that continuously worsen with each passing minute whenever unwanted water affects your home. In many situations, merely knowing how to shut off a water valve can save your home from severe damage.

Mold and mildew begin growing with 24 to 48 hours after a water disaster so cleaning it up and extracting all of the moisture becomes crucial. Other problems can come from the way in which materials in your home interact with water, also, and porous materials often become damaged to the point of requiring replacement. Responding as quickly as possible reduces this need, so we always strive to remain Faster To Any Size Disaster when we provide services to those in our communities. A fast response can also increase the odds in favor of your flooring and help it survive a disaster.

After removing water sitting in your residence, we address the issue of moisture in materials and water vapor in the air. Air movers speed up the circulation of the air drastically, and both desiccant machines and dehumidifiers work tirelessly to remove the moisture as air passes through these pieces of equipment.

When wall cavities, ceilings, and other portions of your home retain water, we discuss options with you regarding its extraction. The most effective way to do this aspect of water cleanup and removal mitigation involves the drilling of a small hole in an inconspicuous place so we can direct airflow with an Injectidry machine.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth wants to help mitigate the damage and restore your home and make it “Like it never even happened.” We serve those within the Park Glen, Summerfields, and Diamond Jarvis Hill areas with services designed to mitigate damage in many forms. Water cleanup methods are only one of our many services that help restore homes to preloss condition, making them livable again in a cost-effective manner. Call us when you have an emergency, any day of the year, at our 24-hour services line, (817) 741-5737.

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A Burst Pipe Can Leave Your Fort Worth Clothing Boutique in Need of Professional Water Restoration Services

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A Burst Pipe Can Leave Your Fort Worth Clothing Boutique in Need of Professional Water Restoration Services The SERVPRO Green Fleet Keeps Fort Worth Retail Stores Open with Rapid Water Removal

SERVPRO Works Hard and Long to Keep Your Business Afloat After a Water Loss in Fort Worth

Water damage restoration services are usually required after an incident causes water damage to your property. In the case of your clothing boutique, a burst pipe leaked many gallons of water into the back storage room of your store before you managed to shut off the flow of water. As the water spilled into the room, it soaked boxes of unopened merchandise, the floor, and the base of the walls inside your building.
 
To prevent complications such as mold damage from arising, it is necessary to call for professional water damage restoration services to visit your Fort Worth store. Water damage is time-sensitive, and it can only take seventy-two hours for microbial growth to begin. The faster that you have professionals on the job, the more likely the remediation of the damage is likely to succeed.
 
At SERVPRO, we understand that it is essential for you to get your business operational as soon as possible. We make it a priority to arrive when you need us, whether you would like our team of IICRC-certified technicians to work through the day or night.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians report at the job site, our first goal is to get the boxes out of your storage room and send them to be inspected and dried at our local facility. Should they have been ruined by the water damage, we can help you file a claim for your insurance company. Afterward, SERVPRO can employ the use of advanced trade equipment to remove the standing water from your store.
 
SERVPRO uses devices such as wet/dry vacuums to remove standing water and, in cases of extreme water volume, we can use submersible pumps. From there, our techs can use equipment such as dehumidifiers for the reduction of moisture levels in your store. Our ultimate goal is to make you feel "Like it never even happened."
 
If you should ever find your store in urgent need of water damage restoration, never wait to get help. Call (817) 741-5737 to reach out to SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth. 24/7.

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Fort Worth's Flood Damage Experts Talk About Problems With Roofs

9/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fort Worth's Flood Damage Experts Talk About Problems With Roofs Storm and Disaster Relief for Fort Worth Property Owners Is Only a Phone Call Away to SERVPRO

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Fort Worth and the Pros from SERVPRO

The thunderstorms in Fort Worth are known to be quite severe during this time of year. The excessive rains and high-speed winds created by a storm can cause costly flood damage to your property. If there is enough rain to cause water to get deep outside, then it can quickly enter your home. Your roof is one part of your building structure that is susceptible to various types of damage. If your roof gets broken somehow, it can cause flood damage inside the living area of your house.
 
Thunderstorms can also bring about hail and lightning that can hit your roof. Both of these elements can cause your home in Fort Worth to develop flood damage. Ice storms do happen, and they can tear apart your roof shingles. A lightning bolt can hit your house and cause much destruction.
 
If anything ever happens to your roof or your roof's shingles, it is possible for water to leak into your structure. If moisture gets into your home from above, much damage can result as the water works its way down to your floor. Roof damage can also create safety hazards and if not repaired can be the cause of water-related issues in the future. This link from the EPA provides disaster recovery information for many weather-related conditions that may arise during this time of the year.
 
When mitigating any storm-related problems, our SERVPRO technicians first make sure that the building is safe for all workers and occupants. Sometimes this requires removing pieces of the roof or ceiling that are hanging down and might fall. Other times we have to call in a certified contractor to fix electrical or plumbing issues.
 
After the work area is deemed safe, our SERVPRO crew determines the source of where the water is leaking into the home. We then figure out how to seal the hole in the roof so that no more moisture can enter the living area of the building. In some cases, we can permanently fix the leak in the roof, but in other cases, we temporarily fix it until a certified roofing contractor can conduct the repair or reconstruction.
 
Once water has stopped leaking into your house, we use specialized extraction and drying equipment to remove the moisture. If you ever have water-related problems after a rainstorm, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Fire Damage Technicians Out Of Fort Worth Talk About Structural Issues

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Technicians Out Of Fort Worth Talk About Structural Issues If a fire ever burns inside your Fort Worth home, the flames can cause devastation to your property.

Technicians Talk About Structural Issues

If a fire ever burns inside your Fort Worth home, the flames can cause devastation to your property. If the blaze gets hot enough, it can cause fire damage to your building materials and contents. If the conditions are ideal, flames can engulf just about anything that is in their path. The amount of time the blaze burns can make a difference as to how much fire damage takes place.

Items that are close to the source of the initial burn are the ones that get torched first. As the flames grow, your fire damage situation in Fort Worth can get worse and cause things to get ruined due to burning, charring, and soot residues. The amount of oxygen and how hot the fire got while burning can both change the types of damage caused during a burn. Slow burning, oxygen-starved blazes tend to create wet smoke that is tough to clean, but the number of objects burns may not be as high. When flames have plenty of oxygen and things, burn hot more charring on contents, and structural components are likely to occur.

Since insurance companies separate their coverage based on your contents and your building materials, our SERVPRO technicians categorize the damage caused to your home in either the contents or structure classification. If your possessions like furniture or art displayed on walls get ruined, then the problems would be placed in the estimate as damage to contents. If items such as your ceilings or walls get torched, then the problems would be classified as structural issues.

If fires do not get put out quickly, it is likely that structural components will get burnt. When things like drywall and ceiling materials get burned, they often get replaced. In some situations, our SERVPRO restoration crew has to remove and replace wooden studs or floor joists due to charring as well.

The general rule when determining whether wooden structural components are ruined or not is if there is more than a quarter inch of charring then the item must get replaced. If the charred material is less than a quarter inch deep, then it is possible to save the items by sanding them down and applying a specialized sealant paint to trap in pungent aromas. If you ever need help with structural charring issues, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 24 hours a day.

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Fort Worth's Commercial Water Cleanup Technicians Discuss Extraction

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fort Worth's Commercial Water Cleanup Technicians Discuss Extraction SERVPRO Rescues Both Large Buildings and Small Shops from Water Loss in Fort Worth

Water Loss Swift Service by SERVPRO Reduces Lost Revenue to Fort Worth Retail Shops

If water ever leaks into your Fort Worth jewelry store, the damage caused can be devastating. If the leak comes from a level above your store's floor, water can pour in from the ceiling and cause significant issues that require prompt commercial service. If water saturates building materials such as ceiling tiles or drywall materials, they can lose their structural integrity and crumble. When building materials degrade, they create safety hazards for the employees working in your Fort Worth business.
 
Other hazards can be created during and after a pipe break, or other leak takes place including trip hazards and electrical hazards. The first thing our SERVPRO restoration crew does when arriving on the scene of a water cleanup job in Fort Worth is to secure the work area. We start by inspecting your entire store and looking for potential hazards. We know that it is vital to keep your store functioning during the restoration process if possible, therefore we strive to keep the work area safe for your employees and ours.
 
Safety hazards our SERVPRO technicians repair if possible so that they do not create danger. Other areas that cannot be immediately fixed get blocked off with caution tape until the hazards can be eliminated. Factors like severe structural problems and electrical hazards must be repaired by a certified professional before mitigation work can begin.
 
Once the work area is deemed safe by our SERVPRO team, we start by extracting excessive moisture from your store's structure. If there is two inches deep of standing water or more, we get rid of this first by implementing a submersible pump. The pump sets in the standing water and sucks it out of the building and deposits it into a sewer drain or waste tank, a portable sump pump.
 
If there is moisture present inside your store's carpeting or your furniture's upholstery, we use specialized extraction equipment to remove water. Our extraction equipment consists of a heavy duty truck mounted pump that has its own power source.
 
Promptly removing moisture is essential to preventing secondary damage to your products. If material inside your store stay wet humidity levels indoors rise and can cause your display cases to warp and valuable jewelry products to rust--not the gold. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 any day of the week to keep your shop open.

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Benefect and Mold Remediation

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Benefect and Mold Remediation Benefect disinfectants used in home with mold issues.

Benefect is a product that we here at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth use on a daily basis to clean and sanitize mold and other bio hazards. Benefect is a world recognized leader in next-generation botanical antimicrobials. Benefect products use nature's way of cleaning and killing germs with no compromise in strength and without endangering human health. Benefect has been around for over 20 years and has been partnering with SERVPRO for almost a decade. Conor was born with a severe immune system disorder. His parents (Sam and Jen DeAth) needed to minimize the burden on his immune system by cleaning and disinfecting their home, but conventional germ-killing chemistry was almost as dangerous to Conor. His parents searched for natural alternatives to the toxic disinfecting agents found in everyday products but quickly realized they’d have to create their own. Benefect Corp. (www.Benefect.com) is a world recognized leader in next-generation botanical antimicrobial technology. The Active Ingredient is highly specialized Thyme Oil that has been grown & blended to exacting specifications. All the disinfecting strength you need, without the risk. Why would you choose anything else? For more information go to http://benefect.com/US/about.php

Crawlspace Waterproofing For Your Ft Worth Home Can Prevent Water and Mold Damages

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Crawlspace Waterproofing For Your Ft Worth Home Can Prevent Water and Mold Damages When mold disasters strike, our SERVPRO team will be there to help.

Preventing Mold & Water Damage To Your Ft Worth Residential Home

Protecting your Ft. Worth home from water damages is something that too many homeowners consider much too late to be effective. It is often only once persistent moisture have caused problems with the structural integrity of your home or cause microbial growth that they seek restoration work and a permanent solution to prevent these problems from reoccurring.

The truth is, many people could avoid water and even mold damages from striking their Ft. Worth homes with crawlspace encapsulation services. A better understanding of this process can help you to appreciate how this precautionary and preventative measure can keep moisture from affecting your household from beneath your first story.

Encapsulation is a process that uses 12mm thick sheets of poly to cover the walls, underneath the upper flooring, the ground, and any supports to prevent moisture from penetrating into this area. This thick plastic provides a sound moisture barrier for the entire crawlspace, effectively keeping the structural components of your home safer and preventing conditions like mold growth.

Before the installation of the plastic sheeting, however, other measures are taken such as fogging the wood framing and supports with an antimicrobial solution. Ventilation gets installed in the crawlspace if none exists to prevent moisture buildup in the area and also eliminates a stagnant atmosphere.

In some cases, sump pumps are necessary installations when natural springs or other water threatens the crawlspace area on a regular basis. In some other cases where a sump pump is not necessarily a requirement, our SERVPRO technicians opt for the installation of other stationary equipment such as a permanent dehumidifier to continually pull moisture from the environment. This lack of dampness and moisture can aid in preventing the growth of mold that erodes and degrades wood components within the crawlspace.

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While you might not always think of ways that you can prevent mold growth or water damage to your home until after the problem already arises, some forward-thinking now can prevent costlier restoration work in the future. Give our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth a call today to learn more about crawlspace encapsulation. You can reach us anytime at (817) 741-5737.

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Firefighters That Have Responded to a Fire Can Cause Intense Water Damage in Your Fort Worth Home

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Firefighters That Have Responded to a Fire Can Cause Intense Water Damage in Your Fort Worth Home When the remains of a fire are soaked with water that was used to put out the fire, you know that it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Dealing With Fire Damage Always Includes Remediating the Water Damage Caused by Putting Out the Fire 

Firefighting efforts require the use of an intense amount of water to extinguish flames, however, it can lead to your home needing urgent water damage restoration services. When putting out a fire, firefighters pump out hundreds of gallons of water in just a few seconds. The intensity of the water spray can weaken the structure of your home and also cause slippery surfaces that are not safe to walk in. Until clean up is done, and the remaining structure of your home is dry, a contractor cannot come into the space to rebuild. Fortunately, help is not far from your home.
 
Immediately after a fire has been extinguished, our job is to swiftly arrive so we may begin providing water damage restoration services in your Fort Worth home as soon as possible. It is imperative for you to call for professional help swiftly, as it increases the likelihood that our remediation is successful. The quicker we can begin to tackle removing the water, and cleaning up the space, the more likely we are to save some of the structure that has been waterlogged.
 
When SERVPRO arrives at the scene, the first thing we can do is a careful inspection of your home. We can identify any charred obstacles that could be hazardous and remove them. Additionally, SERVPRO can look for any structural materials that are not saveable and demolish them. Additionally, we can remove any drywall panels that have been ruined. Once the area is free of any dangers that can lead to tripping or other injuries, we can set up to dry out the remaining structure.
 
SERVPRO can set up extractors and wet vacs to remove any puddles of water from the area, as well as anything that is excessively soaked. Extractors in particular help draw water out of materials to further dry them. Additionally, SERVPRO can use tools such as dehumidifiers and ventilation box fans to help create an ideal environment for evaporation. Using these tools allows us to remove the water and moisture from the remains of your home so renovation work can be done by a contractor.
 
Do not hesitate or consider skipping this vital step between extinguishment and renovation. Dial (817) 741-5737 to get in touch with SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth. We always strive to arrive at your home as quickly as we possibly can.
 
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Fort Worth Crawl Space Cleanups, Encapsulation, And Mold Remediation

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Fort Worth Crawl Space Cleanups, Encapsulation, And Mold Remediation If not discovered and dealt with, mold can grow undetected for years.

Mold Remediation and Restoration

When mold first begins to grow in a Fort Worth home or business, it is usually in a location where the homeowner or other occupants cannot enter. In many residential or commercial buildings in the Fort Worth area, the attic and sub-floor crawlspaces are not easily accessible. Newer homes have eliminated, for the most part, the space needed to use them for storage of old clothes, family mementos or holiday decorations.

Cleanup and mold remediation in a crawlspace is more difficult than in a full-size attic. Our SERVPRO team specializes in stopping growth, removing mold, and eliminating the threat that a long, undetected mold colony can be to a home’s structural integrity.

If not discovered and dealt with, mold can grow undetected for years. Too late, a consumer might find that the mold covers every surface and may have even penetrated into wooden support structures. At that level of contamination, our technicians first enter the crawlspace with a spray wand and a large container of anti-fungal chemicals strapped to their backs. They spray the entry point, allow it to dry, and then move into the crawlspace, spraying every bit of mold they see.

If the mold is thicker still, SERVPRO technicians also have the option of spraying baking soda from a high-pressure spray gun. The action effectively removes mold from every surface. The only drawbacks are that the spray gun covers everything in baking soda and that it does not neutralize any spores deep in the wood. In some cases, our technicians may have to follow-up with the anti-fungal spray.

After both treatments, technicians then use a commercial vacuum to remove the spores. They link the vacuum to a HEPA filter, which is designed to capture even a single, microscopic mold spore. If there is any concern about remaining spores, team members spray the area again before sealing it back up.

Until recently, the crawl spaces in over 26 million households in the US were thought to be 'out of sight’ and ‘out of mind.' Today problems with mold, odors, pests, energy consumption, and damage to the structure, Fort Worth consumers are looking for encapsulation specialists to solve these issues. While many companies are providing encapsulation services, few have a trained team that understands the actions required to ensure a fast solution to the encapsulation challenges.

Cleaning up mold in a crawlspace is difficult, but not impossible with the right tools and training. If you need our encapsulation services, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 today to schedule an inspection.

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Why Even Small Messes In Your Fort Worth Residence Might Need Professional Water Restoration

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Even Small Messes In Your Fort Worth Residence Might Need Professional Water Restoration Every situation that involves some water damage in your home might not feel like a disaster.

Professional Water Restoration

When you think about restoration for water damages in your Fort Worth home, many homeowners often take their mind to large-scale disasters encompassing multiple areas of their house. This train of thought could lead you to disasters like flooding, or water removal situations like busted plumbing or appliance failures. While these do happen, professional restoration services for water damage can benefit smaller situations as well.

Sometimes, homeowners should consider water restoration services for their Fort Worth home, even when you would not consider the mess to be a disaster. The thorough nature of the work that can get done and the speed with which it happens can be two strong selling points for this approach right away.

One of the reasons that you may consider choosing SERVPRO for even smaller-scale water incidents is the dedication that we have to the industry standard of restoration. You might not realize that many of the situations homeowners feel like they can clean up on their own end up inadequate, allowing for worsening conditions over a brief period.

One of the most likely scenarios with lingering moisture and dampness in your house is the threat of mold and mildew growth. This microbial intruder can pose potential health effects for your family when exposed to a growing colony, which requires immediate attention and removal to prevent these effects from taking hold.

Often, our SERVPRO technicians do not even need to extract water, but focus more on cleaning and drying the area sufficiently. If we are unaware of the extent of the dampness in the affected areas, we can utilize equipment like thermal imaging scans to determine where moisture might still yet be that needs attention.

Every situation that involves some water damage in your home might not feel like a disaster. Without the right cleaning and drying, however, it could very well turn into one. You can count on our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth water restoration technicians to clean up the mess and get your home back to original condition quickly. Give us a call anytime at (817) 741-5737.

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