SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Get a Flooded Area Dry to Prevent Any Secondary Damages
Unchecked water losses can cause significant damages to your businesses.
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.
SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Property After a Fire
Our SERVPRO technicians are experts in Water & Fire Restoration
If you find yourself facing a 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
Grilling and Fireworks Safety Tips for Summer Celebrations in Keller, TX
Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth encourages Keller, TX, residents to have safe summer celebrations by abiding by safety practices when cooking on the grill or setting off fireworks.
SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth serves the Fort Worth, Keller, and Park Glen areas with residential and commercial fire damage restoration services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and on holidays. The SERVPRO team wants everyone to enjoy safe summer celebrations while grilling out and discharging fireworks.
Grilling Safety Tips for a Safe Summer Celebration
With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and the re-opening of the economy, people are more than ready to celebrate this summer. Neighborhood gatherings are once again commonplace across the country. The grill, now more popular than ever, is both an enjoyable and convenient way to cook. These sources of summer culinary delight still require regular inspection and maintenance. According to the National Fire Protection Association, grills cause or are involved in nearly 9,000 fires a year. To the surprise of many backyard grill masters, gas grills accounted for five out of six of these reported grill fires! An understanding of three of the leading causes of gas grill fires can make for a safe summer celebration.
- Failure to clean the grill
Grease buildup in the grease trap creates a secondary fuel source that will eventually ignite if left unresolved. When the grill cover is lowered, temperatures in the grill can reach over 500 degrees Fahrenheit in minutes. At this temperature, accumulated grease can flare up, and the flames can potentially cause serious fire damage to anything close to the grill. When nests from spiders and insects obstruct the flow of gas in the burner tubes, a flashback fire can result. In this type of grill fire, flames shoot out around the control panel. Grill fire flare-ups from cooking fatty foods or meats marinated in oil can also ignite residual grease buildup.
The key to safe summer celebrations is to regularly remove accumulated grease and empty the grease cup, which is typically found under the grill. Pay attention to the “flame tamers,” the flat steel shields located above the burners. By trimming the fat off meat or grilling at a lower temperature, excessive flare-ups can be prevented. An appropriately sized bottle brush can be used to clean out burner tubes in order to prevent flashback fires. If flames are yellow in color and burn unevenly across the burners, there may be a burner blockage.
- Locating the grill too close to flammable materials
The temptation during inclement weather is to grill on the porch or under an awning. The heat from a gas grill can ignite the awning, melt siding, or catch the house on fire. Potted plants and artificial vegetation can easily ignite when exposed to the heat from a gas grill. The results could be disastrous. To lower the fire risk, grill in a well-ventilated area away from combustibles. Never grill on an enclosed porch or carport, and avoid cooking under low-hanging branches or near shrubs.
- Leaving the grill unattended
An unattended grill is a catastrophe waiting to happen. Curious children may receive serious burns if they come in contact with a hot grill. Animals, overpowered by the delicious aroma of sizzling steaks, may topple the grill in search of a tasty meal. Grease fires or flare-ups, if not extinguished, can damage gas lines or the propane tank. The consequences could be explosive. If the gill must be left unattended, shut off the gas. This safety measure may ruin the meal, but it may also prevent fire damage, personal injury, or damage to the grill.
Basic Fireworks Safety Tips
A highlight of summer celebrations is July 4. Fireworks and Independence Day celebrations are popular across the US. Keller, Texas, and the surrounding greater Fort Worth area are no exception.
The National Safety Council reported in a recent article, “In 2017, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% of the injuries were to children and young adults under age 20. Over two-thirds (67%) of injuries took place from June 16 to July 16. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade, or other illegal fireworks or explosives, an estimated 1,200 injuries were from less powerful devices like small firecrackers and sparklers. Additionally, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and nearly 17,000 other fires.”
When closely followed, these basic safety tips will help prevent personal injury and fire damage during the festive celebration of this nation’s freedom and independence.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safely discharging legal fireworks.
- Know the local ordinances regarding the lawful discharge of approved fireworks. Failure to follow these ordinances could lead to severe fines and penalties.
- Keep in mind that the persons discharging the fireworks may be held responsible for any damages caused by the fireworks. For example, if the fire department is called out to extinguish a brush fire caused by fireworks, the person or group who discharged the fireworks may be responsible for covering the cost to extinguish the blaze. A small fire involving only a few acres could cost tens of thousands of dollars to put out.
- Always have adult supervision present when enjoying fireworks. Only discharge fireworks that are approved for personal use. Never light fireworks while someone is holding them.
- Young children should never handle fireworks. Older children should have close adult supervision and use protective eyewear.
- Once the firework fuse is lit, immediately get away from the device until it discharges. Do not attempt to handle or re-ignite fireworks that have malfunctioned. Both used and unused fireworks should be soaked in water for a few hours before disposal.
- Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that fail to discharge. Have a garden hose or a fire extinguisher handy in case of fire.
The best way to enjoy fireworks while celebrating a holiday is to attend a fireworks display sanctioned by city or county authorities and conducted by certified, licensed, and approved pyrotechnic professionals. Enjoy the sights and sounds while staying safe!
Pre-qualify a damage restoration company before a fire damage disaster occurs. Knowing who to call after a fire can save time and reduce the extent and cost of the fire damage restoration project.
For more information about fire damage restoration in Haltom City, TX, contact the SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth team at (817) 741-5737 or email the office at office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com.
How SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth Serves the Needs of Elderly Clients
Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth highlights the reasons why they are a trusted provider of property damage restoration services for elderly clients.
Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is a trusted fire, smoke, and water damage restoration company serving the area around Keller, TX. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth builds upon a dedication to serving local communities with honesty and professionalism and provides continuous coverage twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Adult children with elderly parents, who live either nearby or hours away, can take advantage of the opportunity to pre-qualify a property damage restoration company before a disaster strikes. Here are seven reasons why it makes sense to proactively anticipate a disaster by vetting a SERVPRO damage restoration company.
- Faster to any disaster 24/7, including all holidays
SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is strategically located to respond to a property damage disaster faster than any other damage restoration company in the area. This rapid response is a core priority of the SERVPRO corporate culture. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth provides emergency cleaning and restoration services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays. Adult children living outside the Northeast Fort Worth area can expect an immediate response time, day or night, when an elderly parent suffers a property damage disaster that needs immediate attention. By the time a family member arrives, SERVPRO is on the job, moving forward with whatever services are needed in an emergency.
- Professionalism that exceeds expectations
Upon arrival at the residence, a technician will assess the damage. A full estimate with documentation, including pictures, is provided to the elderly parent. The estimate can be remotely reviewed by the elderly parent’s children or caregivers. Current phone technology allows an adult child to be virtually present when the technician explains to the elderly parent the extent of the damage and the immediate steps the team will take to mitigate the problem, stabilize the situation, and begin the restoration process.
- Hassle-free management of insurance claims
The staff at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is able to manage the complicated and sometimes confusing insurance claims process. SERVPRO franchise owners are often well acquainted with the insurance companies in the area and have positive working relationships with the local agents, having collaborated with them on many property damage restoration projects.
- Experienced, competent, and certified technicians
The SERVPRO experts adhere to the highest IICRC standards and are some of the best-trained technicians in the industry. Having a wide range of professional certifications ensures that the proper mitigation and restoration methods are utilized in the home. Adult children of elderly parents can rest easy knowing that a reliable remediation company is on-site and actively addressing the immediate mitigation and restoration needs. Peace of mind comes from knowing that an elderly parent’s home is in good hands.
- A team that is like family
The team at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth lives and works in the communities of Fort Worth, Park Glen, Heritage Trace, Melody Hills, and Keller. SERVPRO technicians often know the customers they serve, their extended family, and their friends. This familiarity is extremely beneficial on those occasions when a team arrives on-site to deal with a stressful water, fire, smoke, or storm damage disaster.
- Professionals who care
A core value at SERVPRO is empathy. The SERVPRO professionals understand the stress, confusion, and grief that a senior citizen experiences when cherished personal items are destroyed by fire, smoke, or water damage. Property damage restoration often involves recovering and restoring sentimental items that are associated with fond memories of loved ones past and present.
- Practical advantages of pre-qualifying a reputable and well-respected property damage restoration company
Adult children who live in a different town or state than their elderly parent or parents should consider the practical benefits of pre-qualifying a reputable and well-respected property damage restoration company. Schedule an appointment to meet the owner and technician team of the SERVPRO franchise nearest the elderly parent. Strategically place refrigerator magnets for the local franchise on appliances such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, and freezer in case of a water damage disaster resulting from one of these appliances. Place the brand magnets in key locations such as the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen.
The repetitive, well-positioned brand magnets serve to familiarize senior citizens with the brand name, logo, and franchise colors. In case of an emergency, the elderly parent struggling with memory issues will have plenty of opportunities to spot the SERVPRO contact information. Consistent branding across multiple platforms (vehicles, uniforms, equipment, etc.) can reduce confusion and build confidence and trust in an elderly resident struggling with memory issues. Companies that lack this comprehensive brand consistency could confuse or startle some clients. Stress, disruptions of the normal rhythms of life, loud noises, unfamiliar faces, and other unusual stimuli can cause confusion and elevate cognitive impairment in some senior citizens.
SERVPRO has experience working with elderly clients, and the team understands the challenges they face. SERVPRO employees are connected to the local area and often know friends and family members of the clients they serve. This sense of community is so valuable when the team arrives at the scene of a property damage disaster and discovers that the client is an old friend of the family or even a distant relative. Pre-qualify a fire, smoke, storm, or water damage restoration company in Keller, TX, so that an elderly parent knows who to call in the event of a property damage disaster.
For more information about Keller, TX, water damage restoration, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth by calling (817) 741-5737 or by emailing office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com.
SERVPRO's Quick Actions Can Help Reopen Your Store Doors More Quickly After a Water Damage Event
Water damages from winter freeze
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.
Commercial Water Damage Experts
Damages caused by Texas Winter Freeze
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.
SERVPRO FST Technicians Can Clean Up and Restore Smoke and Fire Residues
Damages sustained by grease fire
Nobody ever expects it to happen, but from time to time it still does. No matter how careful you are, it is still possible for a small fire to start inside your Keller home. Often small fires start in the kitchen during the cooking process.
Sometimes appliances malfunction or you accidentally get that cooking grease a little too hot. Anytime fire breaks out inside your home you had better call in SERVPRO's fire damage experts in Keller. Even if the fire seems small, there is possibly more damage done to your home than you realize.
For instance, if a fire gets started in the kitchen say on the stove, the area on the stove that the fire burned possibly appears only slightly charred. However, it is possible that there is damage caused that is not so noticeable. Anytime a fire burns inside the home the heat from the fire and the smoke it sometimes creates negatively affects areas of the home beside the exact location the fire's source.
If a fire starts on a stovetop, then the first place the flames and smokes head is directly up towards the kitchen's hood system, if there is one. The heat from the fire possibly burned or caused smoke damage to the venting system. Heat generated from the flames can also char or cause damage to other areas of the kitchen that might not be in plain sight. It is possible for heat and smoke to get behind cabinets and appliances and cause damage to those areas.
The smoke coming from open flames possibly causes a lot of extensive damage itself. Smoke can get to other areas of the home and ruin contents and building materials. Smoke and soot are abrasive and can etch glass, and pit other hard surfaces. Oily fires can also easily stain porous surfaces like drywall. SERVPRO's team of experts know how fires burn and can clean up the damage that occurred during a fire.
If you ever have a fire take place in your home, it is smart to call in the experts because they know exactly where to look for damage. moreover, how to restore your home to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened." Anytime even the smallest fire starts inside your house it is wise to call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 for help 24/7.
Why Tarping Should Be Implemented Quickly After Storm Damage That Causes Water to Enter the Home
Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth highlights the benefits of quickly securing emergency tarping services after storm damage.
A locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is the leading storm damage restoration company serving the Fort Worth, Keller, and Park Glen areas with continuous coverage twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. When severe weather damages a home, SERVPRO technicians are ready to respond to any disaster.
The Importance of Emergency Roof Tarping When Disaster Strikes
The roof, an essential part of any structure, is designed to protect the occupants and their belongings from the elements. A tiny roof leak can cause major property damage issues, including potential water damage to ceilings and walls, structural damage to support beams, and a full-blown mold infestation hidden in the attic and behind walls.
Unfortunately, most instances of major roof damage occur during severe weather situations. Intense thunder, torrential rain, pelting hail the size of a quarter, high winds, and even tornadoes wreak havoc on the roof. Shingles are ripped up and blown away. Plywood sheeting takes flight in high winds. The exposed attic yawns to receive rain and hail.
The roof damage may not be limited to one roof. Most likely, dozens, if not hundreds, of homes in the same area have been impacted to some extent by the wind, rain, and hail. In some instances, limbs and trees may have toppled onto the home, inflicting damage to the entire structure and not just the roof.
It could be days before a roofing contractor is able to inspect the damage and weeks before the damage is repaired. In the meantime, unless an intermediate solution is found, buckets of rain will pour through the roof, expanding and worsening the extent of the water damage. In warm, moist conditions, mold can begin to grow in one to two days.
The Benefits of Emergency Tarping
Homeowners may wait for weeks before receiving proper roof repair services. The intervening solution is emergency roof tarping. Emergency roof tarping can be the difference between minor water damage in the attic or collapsed ceilings, ruined flooring, significant structural damage, and a massive mold infestation. A minor leak may lead only to an inconvenience. A massive breach in the roof could be unhealthy and very dangerous.
Is Emergency Roof Tarping Effective?
Homeowners can minimize water damage with emergency roof tarping. Tarping effectively stops the leak by covering the damaged area. Stopping the flow of water, even if it is minuscule, prevents the damage from expanding. It also gives the wet areas of the attic and ceiling time to dry out.
Many roof leaks are small and barely noticeable at first. Most homeowners do not regularly inspect the roof after a storm, and many homeowners who do visually inspect the roof after severe weather are not sure what to look for. If water damage is negligible and limited to an obscure or inaccessible area such as the attic, the damage may go unnoticed for quite a while.
The main benefit of emergency roof tarping is to stop a small roof leak that does little damage from becoming a larger roof leak that causes widespread damage. Though emergency roof tarping is temporary, it works well in the short term until roofing services can be scheduled.
Steps in the Tarping Process
Step #1: Prepare the roof for the tarp.
Professionals with ladders and safety gear must clear out any debris such as damaged plywood, shingles, and other roofing materials.
Step #2: Evaluate the damage and prepare a restoration estimate.
The area of concern must be inspected to assess the damage and estimate the cost of the repairs.
Step #3: Make temporary structural improvements to support the tarp.
Plywood and support timber are applied to the damaged area before the tarp is installed. The additional construction supports the tarp and serves as a second water shield in case the tarp fails.
Step #4: The emergency tarp is installed.
Workers place the tarping on top of the plywood and secure the tarp with lumber. Tarping is only temporary and may not completely stop all water leaks. Water damage losses may expand until the roof is permanently repaired, and these additional minor losses will be added to the insurance claim.
Why Would a Homeowner Need Emergency Tarping?
What are some situations where a homeowner would need emergency roof tarping?
- Hurricanes, tornadoes, or severe weather damage a roof
- Delays in roof repairs require interim tarping
- High winds cause branches or trees to fall on a roof
- A home inspection prior to a home sale turns up a roof leak
The experts at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth specialize in the cleanup and restoration of property damage caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, or severe weather. Technicians can provide emergency tarping, board-ups, security fencing, pack-ups, and storage.
To learn more about storm damage restoration in Keller, TX, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth, TX, at (817) 741-5737 or email the office at office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com.
Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home and Its Contents after Fire Damage
Enjoying a relaxing time with friends and family in your Fort Worth home's rec room helps you stay more productive at work while also enjoying quality family time at home. Most of the time, this stays an uneventful passing, but unfortunately, accidents can happen, also.
When activities in your Fort Worth home get cut short because of fire damage, we can help undo the damage and restore your property. At SERVPRO, we stay on top of the latest developments in the restoration industry, meaning we can always help those in our community when they need us the most. The three main aspects of fire damage all require attention and skilled technicians who can mitigate the situation thoroughly and with professionalism.
It is only through the removal and replacement of charred materials and burnt personal belongings that some aspects can regain their appearance and functionality. When walls burn, removing the damaged sections prepares the area for reconstruction work. Inventory lists of damaged clothing, toys, books, and other items help replace like-kind items, helping your family get everything back to normal faster and with less effort.
Smoke from a small fire in your rec room can travel quickly to all other parts of your home. This smoke leaves not only soot and ash in fine layers on surfaces, making everything a grimy mess, but it also invades the smallest crevices in your home's interior. Although we remove the visible remnants of the smoke, protecting your family from this carcinogenic stew, much can remain in the smaller, less-accessible areas in your home.
Hidden soot can cause problems as the particles disintegrate and become airborne again. Not only do they produce an ongoing foul odor, ruin your food's appeal, and make your home smell terrible, they can also expose your family needlessly to the same carcinogenic compounds found in the original soot. We often use thermal fogging to rid homes of such problems. The fog follows the same pathways of the fire's smoke, and wherever the chemical agents encounter soot, reactions between the two changes the soot into an inert substance, unable to enter the air again. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) handles this and other related tasks after this and other types of disasters.
We partner with qualified specialists who can restore electronic equipment after a fire. Both heat and smoke that entered into the housing of your devices can cause problems. After any disaster that might affect your video games, computers, or other gear, these should remain unpowered until after a thorough inspection. Circuit boards and other connections can short out if you power on damaged equipment, rendering your equipment useless or in need of expensive repairs.
Wanting to help families in our area recover as quickly as possible from the trauma of fire damage, SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth can be contacted by dialing our local number, (817) 741-5737, at any time, day or night, 365 days a year.
How SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth Uses Advanced Equipment to Provide the Best Services to the Community
Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth explains how using advanced equipment enables its team to deliver the best damage restoration services to the community.
Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is the leading residential and commercial property damage restoration company serving Fort Worth, Keller, Park Glen, and the surrounding areas. Superior training, adherence to the highest IICRC cleaning and restoration standards, 24/7 availability, and a commitment to providing the best customer service are hallmarks of the SERVPRO team.
Over the last few decades, significant strides have been made in restoration and cleaning technology and techniques. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth has made the commitment to embrace these emerging advancements. SERVPRO technicians utilize specialized equipment, resources, and techniques to provide the best damage restoration and cleaning services in the industry to the Northeast Fort Worth area.
Choosing the best property damage restoration company can be challenging and confusing in light of the recent innovations in the restoration industry. Companies that take advantage of these innovations are more efficient, thorough, and reliable and can provide better results and greater value to customers.
Here are some of the advancements that empower SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth to restore a property to its preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.
- Infrared cameras
Infrared cameras can detect water hidden behind walls, ceilings, and flooring. The ability to detect water hidden from view increases efficiency by eliminating the need to deconstruct damaged areas in search of hidden water. This technology can save on reconstruction services and the time required to complete the damage restoration process. Companies that do not have access to this amazing technology must rely upon water detection techniques that are inefficient, costly, and often fail to discover the full scope of the damage. Overlooking hidden water can lead to mold issues in the future. SERVPRO customers can be confident that the latest technology has revealed hidden water damage, which can then be mitigated with other cutting-edge tools.
Psychrometry is defined as “the science of study of various properties of air, method of controlling its temperature and moisture content or humidity and its effect on various materials and human beings.”
A hygrometer, an important measuring device in the science of psychrometry, detects and measures humidity in the air. This indispensable tool is an essential item in the water damage restoration tool kit. It lets the technician know that moisture is being removed from the structure.
Low humidity does not kill mold, but it does slow down the growth of mold. Optimal humidity levels in the home are between thirty and fifty percent. The only way to accurately measure humidity is with a hygrometer. A sustained low humidity level indicates that the water and moisture mitigation process is making measurable progress.
- Industrial pumps
In water damage disasters involving large-volume water intrusions, SERVPRO technicians will deploy industrial-grade pumps to remove water from buildings, stories below grade, parking garages, homes, and basements. These pumps can remove up to 36,000 gallons of water daily. The rapid evacuation of large quantities of water limits advanced secondary water damage in large-scale disasters. Staging a multi-pump response gives SERVPRO the ability to meet the needs of any size water damage disaster.
- Water extraction units
The well-equipped technicians have a wide array of water removal options, including both truck-mounted and portable units that efficiently remove water from a home or business affected by a water damage disaster. This equipment works to quickly remove any remaining standing water, as well as water in hard-to-reach places such as under flooring and in carpeting. Racing against the clock, technicians work to remove excess water and prevent further water damage and potential mold growth.
- High-speed air movers
A wide variety of high-speed air movers accelerate moisture evaporation, effectively curbing mold growth and advanced secondary water damage.
- Industrial-grade dehumidifiers
High-performance dehumidifiers eliminate remaining moisture in the air, bringing the drying process full circle. Mold needs water and moisture to thrive, so removing the moisture from surfaces and decreasing the humidity will prevent mold growth.
- Air scrubbers
After a fire, soot and contaminated dust particles must be removed from the air. Industrial air scrubbers quickly and continuously purify the air, remove harmful particles, and neutralize toxic fumes.
- Thermal foggers
Thermal foggers are employed to effectively deodorize a home or business. Sometimes thermal foggers are used to disperse fungicides. Because the vapor droplets produced by thermal foggers are so small (0.5-10 microns), the deodorizer can penetrate more deeply into surfaces that need to be treated.
- OSHA-approved sanitizing and disinfection agents, germicides, and antimicrobial treatments
Over the last several decades, researchers and scientists have developed sanitizers, disinfectants, germicides, and microbial treatments that are environmentally friendly and safe for humans and pets. Utilizing these remarkable innovations proves SERVPRO’s dedication to creating a safe, clean & comfortable living environment for you and your family.”
SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties that have suffered a property damage disaster. By leveraging the latest, most advanced technology, techniques, and solutions, the expert team of restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth can restore a damaged property to its preloss condition and return life to normal for the homeowner or business.
For more information about damage restoration in Fort Worth, TX, call SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth at (817) 741-5737 or email office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com.