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Professional Equipment Makes the Difference in Fort Worth Flood Damage Cleanup

10/6/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO will clean your flood damage in Fort Worth the right way.

Two things about flood damage when it occurs: first, cleanup has to start quickly. Second, all water requires the removal and inadequate extraction of water leaves the property open for more costly issues. 

SERVPRO technicians utilize a wide array of water extraction equipment when working on flood damage in a Fort Worth property. Each surface and amount of water dictates the type of removal equipment chosen for use. Before water removal efforts commence, technicians scope the property using different kinds of moisture detection devices to ascertain areas where there are excessive levels of moisture that require extraction or drying attention.

Water Extraction from Carpet

In cases of wet carpeting from rainwater entering the home and the cleanup started within 24 hours, there is potential for restoration of the carpet. SERVPRO technicians use a host of tools such as pumps with weighted carpet wands or deep extractor tools, and Rovers that use the weight of a technician to push water out of carpeted surfaces. When carpet absorbs groundwater, there is no restoration potential. The technicians extract the water and cut the carpet into strips for easier handling. 

Hardwood Flooring with Water Damage

Wood flooring constructed from composite never fares well with water exposure and is generally a loss. Hardwood flooring has restoration potential on a case by case basis partly determined on the category and length of water exposure. SERVPRO technicians use squeegee attachments with wet vacuums and follow up using drying mats to limit the warping or buckling. 

Special Attention to the Subfloor

When water enters a property, it follows the path of least resistance and migrates into the subflooring rapidly. The use of inadequate or improper removal methods leaves the property open for the weakening of the building materials, foul odors, and mold infestations. Technicians use squeegee attachments when pooling water is an issue. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 is ready to handle flood damage in your home. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster and restore the house to its pre-flood condition.

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Our Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Assist After A Fire In Your Forth Worth Residence

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Get Expert Fire Damage Cleanup For Your Forth Worth Residence

A fire disaster in your home is a traumatic experience, and it can also cause devastating losses. Smoke and soot can affect different surfaces, including walls, ceilings, floors, appliances, and upholstery. You need to act quickly after fire loss to restore your home to its pre-damaged state.

In an unfortunate event of fire damage in your Forth Worth residence, call fire restoration professionals immediately to prevent further damage. Lingering smoke and soot from the fire can circulate throughout your home and harm the indoor air quality. A professional restoration company such as SERVPRO can help you take care of the damage. We have the experience, workforce, and equipment required to deal with fire loss incidents.

If the flames caused an opening in your home, we could board up the area to secure your property and prevent damage that precipitation may cause. If there is no power in your home after the incident, our crew can use flashlights and power generators to establish emergency lighting.

A fire may also leave debris in your home like broken items and nails, and they can cause injuries to the people living in it. The exterior of your house may also have items that may need to be disposed of, such as torn gutters, ash, and damaged shingles. Our crew can remove such items to simplify the restoration process.

Our technicians can also perform initial cleaning to prevent secondary destruction from soot residues. We can pre-clean furniture and soot to remove the heaviest soot. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) may also wipe acidic soot residues from metals and porcelain. We perform a thorough cleaning of the affected structures and contents with environmentally friendly products.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also wet clean some of your possessions to remove moderate to heavy residues. Wet cleaning is suitable for items that do not sustain damage when soaked in water. After cleanup, we can deodorize your home and its contents using air scrubbers or thermal fogging.

After a fire ruins your residence, SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is the right restoration company to call. You can reach our professionals anytime at (817) 741-5737 for quick remediation in Keller, Park Glen or Heritage Trace. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Water Restoration Fort Worth – Removing Damaged Walls

9/15/2019 (Permalink)

Drywall cut from a wall, and flooring pulled back from the wall as well as a vacuum in the room. SERVPRO has the tips and tools to assist your Fort Worth water damage.

We can help you through your water damage in Fort Worth.

Restoration of water damaged materials can vary a great deal depending on the type of water, the amount of water, and the length of exposure. Some situations may require de-sanitation of the entire premises. Specific rooms may require drying and dehumidification. Usually, drywall that is exposed must be replaced at least above the waterline.

SERVPRO provides restoration services for all types of water damage in Fort Worth. The first step is the assessment of the situation by our crew chief. Depending on the circumstances, he or she can arrange for deployment of the appropriate equipment and technicians to restore your home. This step includes pump mounted extractors for large amounts of water as well as submersibles. Removal of debris, and damaged unrecoverable materials for disposal.

Water Extraction from Carpets

Truck-mounted pump or portable extractors can be used to remove moisture from the carpets and underpad in clean water situations. If the water is contaminated, the flooring usually must be removed. The application of dehumidifiers in a negative pressure application can bring moisture levels down to acceptable levels. Negative pressure is used to exhaust moist air outside the home and draw dry air into the home from outside.

Removal of Baseboards and Walls

Water can easily penetrate drywall and seep under baseboards. Drywall exposed to water often expands and crumbles. If there is a limited amount of water in the room, remove the baseboards. Also the damaged drywall above the waterline. For high water levels, the entire damaged wall may be removed to facilitate drying of the structure before restoration.

By exposing this area, SERVPRO can also apply drying techniques to these areas using water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers. We do not want to leave any pockets of moisture that can trigger mold growth later.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 for 24/7 serve. We serve the towns of Keller, Park Glen, Heritage Trace, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We can handle any type of water restoration challenge.

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Some Shortcuts to Fort Worth Flood Damage Remediation Success

9/8/2019 (Permalink)

flood damaged living or family room Flooding and flood damage can literally put you out of your home. Contact our certified team for a fast response.

The High-Power Cleaning Agents Used to Disinfect Flood Damaged Fort Worth Homes

Disinfecting surfaces after flood damage is one of the most important safety measures we can take. Many types of floodwater harbor dangerous bacteria, fungi, and other microbes, and mold spores tend to overgrow whenever flooding happens. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of disinfectant products to help us target microbes more efficiently and without damaging your home.

Quaternary Compounds

The disinfectants we use the most for flood damage situations in Fort Worth are known as quaternary compounds, or "quats" for short. These products have many beneficial qualities when used for home damage restorations. First and most importantly, they are typically very effective against bacteria and fungi alike, allowing us to counteract many potential biohazards at once. However, unlike other disinfectants, quats have almost no potential to cause damage to any materials in your home and even give off a pleasant odor. Because these compounds are so versatile and helpful, we use them regularly throughout our flood damage restorations.

Chlorines

Chlorine-based disinfectants are even more potent than quaternary compounds but have some limitations and safety precautions that reduce their versatility. While chlorine chemicals can be applied to porous surfaces like wood and fabric, they can damage some other types of materials, mainly surfaces with delicate finishes. Also, the smell of chlorine is strong and difficult to counteract. Because of these limitations, we only use chlorine-based chemicals when quats prove to be insufficient.

Phenolics

Phenolic cleaning chemicals are the strongest we have in our arsenal, but also potentially the most harmful. These chemicals are useful for some of the worst flood damage cases we see, where filthy water may contaminate an entire home and create a significant biohazard. Unlike most antibiotics, these chemicals can even neutralize viruses. However, because phenolics have a strong foul odor and may be hazardous when used incorrectly, we reserve them for the most severe situations.

Botanical Disinfectants

While less potent than quaternary compounds, botanical disinfectants are similarly versatile, and many of our customers prefer us to use them over stronger chemicals. Let us know if you would prefer us to use one of our botanical alternatives on your home.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth maintains a constant stock of some of the most powerful and specialized cleaning agents approved for use in residential buildings. For our expert mitigation and restoration services after a flood, call us 24/7 at (817) 741-5737.

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Don't Let A Leaky Sink Cause Water Damage In Your Fort Worth Home

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

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How Your Leaky Sink Can Cause Permanent Water Damage In Fort Worth

Leaky faucets and pipes are the banes of homeowners everywhere. While modern engineering and sealants help to prevent many of the widespread issues that plagued us in the past, even the most well-made water lines and faucets can start to leak and cause damage to your home. If you identify a leak early on, you should be able to seal up the problem on your own, but often a few hours is enough to cause enough damage to call for help from a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO. Here's how a small leak can cause big problems for your home.

Mixing with Chemicals
One of the most dangerous aspects of water damage in Fort Worth homes is the potential for water to mix with hazardous chemicals stored nearby. Many homes we visit have buckets and stores of cleaning chemicals directly below leaking pipes and sink basins. These can represent a significant safety hazard, especially if any of the chemicals are outside of their bottles (which may happen if you re-use rags and sponges). SERVPRO technicians know how to identify and take precautions against these potential safety risks so that you do not have to.

Mold Growth
One of the most popular reasons why we get called in to help remove mold from local homes is due to the presence of longtime leaks in cabinets and similar environments. With a steady supply of water, an environment that is almost always dark, and little activity to disturb its growth, mold can spread quickly underneath your kitchen sink. Patching up the leak and removing the water before any mold can grow is imperative to avoiding a widespread problem in your home.

Bleeding Colors and Finishes
Some dyes and finishes used on wood and other materials in your home may react poorly with water, potentially causing permanent damage to your home as colors wash out and bleed into one another over time. Again, the only way to stop these problems from progressing is to dry up the water as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you may need to re-paint, re-finish, or even replace any affected parts of your home.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth can help to solve water damage problems before they get out of hand. Call us 24/7 at (817) 741-5737 for our services or a quote.

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Take The Stress Out of Water Damage Remediation in Fort Worth

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can lead to uncontrolled mold growth if not treated properly. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Creating the Ideal Drying Conditions for Water Restoration in your Fort Worth Home

In dealing with any property restoration emergency, having access to the correct equipment goes a long way to reducing your claims loss expense. This principle is especially true in situations involving water, which can deteriorate contents, structure, and fittings overnight. One of the essential methods we use to reduce losses in your property is understanding how to dry your structure and contents properly. That means using moisture detection sensors, creating the right atmosphere for efficient drying and bringing in industrial extraction equipment. 

The task of water restoration in your fort worth home is built on the foundations of careful psychrometric measurements taken regularly to control losses. Increasing the temperature in a closed area, for example, allows the interior air to take on more moisture- this process can increase the efficiency of air-moving equipment. However, to create optimum drying conditions, a SERVPRO technician must take regular readings using thermal hygrometers to ensure that the indoor air is not overloaded with moisture, which can slow drying times. 

While restoration is underway, a SERVPRO technician may tent off the affected area to gain better control of the indoor environment. High levels of humidity, which are a natural byproduct of drying procedure, can also create ideal conditions for microbial growth. Leaving a humid environment overnight can lead to further damages. SERVPRO technicians may create an open system, by opening windows or allowing ventilation to exchange humid interior air with drier outdoor air, to prevent secondary issues like mold growth from occurring. 

Using our training in combination with advanced drying equipment allows SERVPRO technicians to dry a structure without risking secondary damages confidently. By creating the ideal drying conditions, the expense of your claim is significantly reduced, and your home has the best chance of returning to its preloss conditions. We can forward the paperwork to your insurance adjuster to ease the claims process and let you get back to your everyday life with as little inconvenience as possible. 

For advanced restoration services that get your home back to its preloss condition, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737.

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We Have State Of The Art Equipment To Restore Your Fort Worth Fire Damage

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Garage fires are very common in the area and we can offer our immediate response and provide trained technicians to assist you.

How We Handle the Work for Fort Worth Factories with Fire Damage

Fire damage to factories and other industrial facilities can seem overwhelming in their scale. Due to the presence of flammable materials, numerous potential safety hazards, and large buildings, some of our most challenging projects involve cleaning up after fires in industrial settings. We have the manpower and equipment necessary to restore your facility to the way it was before the disaster for even the worst situations but have a few extra tricks for when situations start to get out of hand.

The SERVPRO Network

Part of the reason why we are always ready to handle fire damage to a factory in Fort Worth is thanks to our network of sister franchises that can provide support when we need it most. SERVPRO franchises number in the thousands across the country, and if a disaster is ever so massive as to overwhelm our local capabilities, we can call in additional resources and workforces from other nearby areas. Usually, we only need to call in these forces for widespread flooding or fires that spread across multiple properties, but we may use them for particularly disastrous industrial fires.

Industrially Focused Equipment

Handling smoke and fire damages in large buildings require us to use similarly large and powerful pieces of equipment. Our technicians use top-of-the-line items like dry ice blasters and thermal fogging machines to clean up fire residues with maximum efficiency even in buildings with large floor spaces. We keep these devices (and the materials they need to function) heavily stocked at our local facilities to ensure that more significant buildings receive the coverage they need.

Versatile Certifications

SERVPRO technicians receive a wide variety of certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration before getting placed on any of our crews. Even after they start responding to calls and operating as a full team member, many take the opportunity to pursue additional training and certifications to specialize in specific types of damage restoration, including fire and smoke damage. Our teams thus have the certifications and training necessary to handle any industrial disaster and the safety hazards that may accompany it.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is professionally trained and equipped to handle even the most massive fires with optimal efficiency at a minimal cost. Call us at (817) 741-5737 for our 24/7 services or a quote.

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SERVPRO's Stellar Reputations Is Why Fort Worth Area Homeowners Call Us for Cleanup and Abatement after House Damages

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Advanced Equipment, Know-How, and Skilled Technicians to Restore Your Water, Mold or Fire Damaged Home in Fort Worth!

The Reason Fort Worth Residents Call SERVPRO for Property Restoration Services

When property disasters strike in Fort Worth, you need to act quickly to secure your home and save your possessions by enlisting professional restoration services. We operate right here in Texas and can arrive onsite within four hours of notification of loss to any size disaster, residential or commercial. Our technicians are given industry-leading training which blends with their qualifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification- an internationally recognized guideline provider. We gain experience from every job we do, and today, we offer one of the most qualified teams of technicians for water, fire, mold, or storm-related damages.

Water
Clean water emergencies are hard to plan for and can occur for any number of reasons, including faulty plumbing, heavy rainfall, or overflow. The more time moisture remains in the property, the higher the likelihood that irreversible damage is caused. Our priority is to remove excess water, dry and clean the property after a water loss to your Fort Worth home. We achieve that by mobilizing the right equipment and workforce for each situation rather than adopting a one size fits all approach.

After making contact with our customer service team on our emergency line, we can send a water restoration technician (WRT) to your property. Waterlogged flooring or carpets can usually be drained using extraction units. Depending on the scale of your emergency, our team can decide on a truck-mounted unit for high volume extraction or a portable unit that works better where access to the property may be restricted.

Waterlogged fabrics are up to 50% weaker when wet. Our restoration services take into account the different makeups of each property we enter. Thick carpets benefit from heavier extraction units that squeeze moisture from the material. Thin carpets, on the other hand, may sustain damage under the weight of a heavier unit. For weaker carpets, we may untack edges, and place an air-mover between the subfloor and the carpet. This process is called floating the carpet and can be a valuable specialty drying technique for owners of Fort Worth residences.

Fire (HVAC)
When fires burn at high temperatures, they can increase the internal air pressure as well as produce vast plumes of smoke that quickly spread around the home. Hot smoke moves toward cooler air and surfaces. This process can be particularly problematic if your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system are switched on during the fire. Hot smoke is drawn into the supply side of your HVAC, deposited onto the interior metal surfaces, and travels throughout your home via ventilation shafts resulting in significant fire damage in your Fort Worth home.

 As part of our restoration services, SERVPRO technicians can assess your HVAC system for damages. One of the core reasons we carry out this assessment is to make sure soot is not re-deposited into clean rooms after deodorization and sanitization. We can restore your HVAC system by placing air whips into the shaft and applying negative air pressure once soiling has been sufficiently loosened by the whips. We can also remove ventilation grates, to clean behind them and replace the damaged ones with clean filters.

 If there is damage to the system itself, we cannot cover that under our restoration services. However, we can arrange for a trusted third-party HVAC repair service on your behalf, reducing paperwork as well as the stress of having to deal with more than one company. The final step in restoring your HVAC is to run vaporized deodorant through the system to remove any unpleasant odors from spreading around the home.

Mold
Moving furniture around can often reveal hidden areas of mold damage in your Fort Worth home. Finding mold is no reason to panic since mold spores are a natural part of most indoor environments. Once they come into contact with water and begin to reproduce, mold can affect indoor air quality or pose health risks, so it makes sense to enlist the help of professional restoration service. SERVPRO can send a team to your residence to inspect and remediate mold using a combination of cleaning, odor-controlling, and drying techniques.

One of the crucial aspects undertaken during the cleaning phase is the application of disinfectants to surfaces. After removing the visible signs of mold, SERVPRO technicians can treat the surface with disinfectant, bringing it to a sanitary level- this process can also prevent regrowth after service. Where there is restricted access but a strong chance of mold being present, we can fumigate the restricted area with anti-microbial chemicals using fogging equipment.
 
 Mold issues do not necessarily equate to permanent damages in your Fort Worth home. Our expert restoration services can locate, assess the extent of damage, and then remediate the issues to a high level of cleanliness. At the end of service, we can thoroughly fumigate the area using vaporized deodorants to bring odor back under control, and your property back to its preloss condition.

Storm
We are a leading provider of storm damage recovery here in Texas. Our rapid response units are available around the clock should you require emergency restoration after storm damage in your Fort Worth home. Our telephone lines are in operation twenty four hours a day so you know you can reach us in an emergency. We have a team of technicians on-call that can complete vital mitigation tasks to prevent permanent harm to your home.

High winds can pull tiles from roofs or send debris through windows and doors. These types of damage often have secondary consequences, allowing water to seep in and creating more problems for your contents or fittings. Part of our restoration services is focused on the security of your property. Our technicians can perform emergency board-ups as well as reinforcing structural components that may have been blown loose.

These tasks may seem relatively small, but they make a big difference to the amount of damage your property sustains and whether or not that damage is permanent. The less water in your Fort Worth home, the less damage it can cause. The moisture that does get in can be extracted using portable units. After that, our technicians can place dehumidification to dry the affected area thoroughly.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth has developed a reputation as a fast-responder in emergencies and a dedicated restorer of property damages. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Contact us at (817) 741-5737 for premier restoration services.

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We Will Cleanup Smoke And Soot Residue In Your Fire Damaged Fort Worth Bookstore

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

When smoke and soot from a fire have damaged your bookstore, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 for restoration services.

Commercial Fire Damage In A Fort Worth Bookstore Necessitates Smoke And Soot Cleanup Services

Fire protection is a principal concern for commercial buildings and property managers, and owners take various precautions to protect the buildings from fire, including installing fire sprinkler systems. However, defective or old wiring, loose connections, overloaded circuits, and faulty fuses can lead to sparks or overheating that ignites a fire.

One thing you may have to deal with after commercial fire damage in your Fort Worth bookstore is smoke and soot, which can spread all over the immediate area and cause the discoloration of the ceiling, shelves, walls, flooring, and inventory. Soot composition varies based on the underlying causes. All kinds of soot cause some darkening, and in severe cases, it appears black.

Hot fires that burn products made from natural materials quickly cause dry soot. It has a dusty, dry texture and a minor scent. The heat from a fire can trigger the fire sprinkler system in your bookstore. If a fire smolders on low heat for a while, it can create wet soot. To clean wet soot, it is crucial to combine fire damage and water damage remediation strategies. At SERVPRO, we have the equipment required to deal with water damage resulting from firefighting efforts, such as:

• Extractors with a heater, pump, and vacuum system

• Air movers

• Dehumidifiers

• Thermo hygrometers

A fire in your bookstore can destroy the bookshelves, furniture, books, book journals, magazines, highlighters, and newspapers and leave others covered in soot. This damage can bring business operations to a halt, and you need to deal with it promptly. Our technicians can attempt to clean books that have soot and smoke damage by using dry cleaning methods to remove dry smoke residues. We can also try to remove loose particles by blowing, vacuuming, or brushing the books with compressed air. However, books present a unique challenge we cannot always guarantee their successful restoration.

Our Fire & Smoke Damage Technicians (FRST) technicians can use specialized cleaning equipment, products, and techniques to clean the shelves, floors, and furniture. Some materials in these items are synthetic and create chemical reactions when burned. Removing the chemicals quickly prevents etching and pitting. If your bookstore has carpet flooring, our SERVPRO technicians can vacuum it using vacuum cleaning machines containing a high-efficiency filter.
 
We can also remove smoke odors from the indoor environment through thermal fogging. A thermal fogger heats deodorizing agents into a fog, which mimics the behavior of smoke. The fog travels to areas where the smoke traveled and eliminates odor from hard to access areas and surfaces.

When smoke and soot from a fire have damaged your bookstore, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 for restoration services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Now You Can Have Flood Damage Remediation in Your Fort Worth Home Done Safely

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage almost always occurs at the most inopportune times. Contact SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

Flood Damage in Your Fort Worth Home? Call Us!

Summer storms in Fort Worth are a common occurrence. Large puffy clouds regularly roll over the area, helping keep the weather cool in the summer. However, it’s important to keep in mind that clouds can quickly unleash torrents of rains, causing flooding in your home.  

Often flood damage in Fort Worth homes occurs after heavy storms. If this happens to you, then you need professionals who can quickly work to resolve your issues. Our teams of SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can arrive on your property within hours of your call to begin extracting water. We can utilize industrial grade wet vacs and pumps to speed up the process. Floods typically consist of Category 3 black water, which can soil absorbent substances, forcing us to discard them. 

As a homeowner, you have several options for mitigating any further damage before SERVPRO crews arrive. Here are some tips we recommend you follow to help reduce damages: 

- For your personal safety, make sure to wear protective clothing (such as tall rubber boots) before coming into contact with contaminated water. 

- Extract contaminated upholstery pieces from your home so tha they can be properly disposed of. 

- Move your furniture out of the flood waters. 

- Wipe down wooden sections of furniture with a wet rag to help prevent the formation of water lines. 

Once we are present, we can remove absorbent materials such as carpeting that can be more difficult for you to remove on your own. This can be accomplished with the use of carpet removal tools. We can then use air movers and dehumidifiers to pull moisture out of your sub flooring to fully dry it. 

Additionally, we can identify hidden moisture in your home using moisture sensors after pumping out the flood water. This allows us to identify areas that require further use of dehumidifiers and air movers to fully dry out. 

We have extensive experience in mitigating the damages brought on by flooding. If you find yourself the victim of a storm, then call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth. You can reach us at any time during the week at (817) 741-5737. 

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