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

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

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

Storm Damage Now You Can Have Flood Damage Remediation in Your Fort Worth Home Done Safely 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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Our Fire Damage Specialists Can Save Your Fort Worth Home

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Fire Damage Specialists Can Save Your Fort Worth Home Structural concerns are a substantial threat to the rest of your property and its occupants after a fire loss incident.

Debris Removal And Rebuilding After A Fort Worth Fire

Many steps must get taken to restore a fire loss incident in Fort Worth residences fully. Even with a team of qualified professionals, many potential risks and hazards exist even in the early stages of damage assessment and cleanup. Any homeowner should understand their limitations in these situations and not unnecessarily put themselves at risk to assess the damage and inspect the property on their own. Instead, leave this step to competent and well-trained professionals like ours.

Overcoming fire damage in Fort Worth residences begins with a thorough inspection of the property and a specific plan to restore it entirely. Many SERVPRO employees and staff members get involved in this planning process which encompasses all of the mitigation steps and the restoration work to follow, including the work that must get performed to appease the insurance company so that damage claims can get successfully filed and approved.

Before much of the mitigation can get started for your house, our contracting specialists must address the pressing structural concerns that exist in many ways. The first of these is through repairing and temporarily constructing solutions for designed or disaster-made holes and breaches in your property’s exterior. This process can prevent further elemental damage occurring while mitigation efforts get underway. Once mitigation completes, these same competent contractors can get to work on the repair of the structural damage, including full-scale build back.

Debris removal is another critical service that precedes the reconstruction of your property. This process includes the assessment of structural integrity and construction material stability against spreading fire loss effects. Our SERVPRO professionals must remove items that have become too badly damaged to preserve, and these removed materials can get later replaced in the full-reconstruction and building phases to come.

Structural concerns are a substantial threat to the rest of your property and its occupants after a fire loss incident. To make every symptom of this emergency “Like it never even happened,” give our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth rapid response team a call today at (817) 741-5737.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Forth Worth After A Fire Disaster

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Forth Worth After A Fire Disaster Pictured is an ozone machine that is used to deodorize the smell of soot after fire damage occurs in a home.

Fire Damage to Your Fort Worth Business Needs Our Professional Remediation

The possibility of a fire in your Fort Worth restaurant kitchen cannot help but be always in the back of your mind as an owner. Although the devastation a fire can cause might seem impossible to overcome in the immediate aftermath, our highly-qualified technicians have great success using our inventory of state-of-the-art equipment and restoration best practices mastered in Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses.

The safety of both diners and employees is your priority if a fire damages your Fort Worth restaurant. Ensuring that your business recovers from the disaster fulfills our mission to provide industry-leading remediation services to the businesses in our community. Our crews mobilize fast, traveling to your site as soon as possible after your call.

Speed is crucial when mitigating the effects of fire damage. Within the first minutes and hours after the flames extinguish, fire residues pose the risk of progressive and permanent harm to structural components and the contents of your restaurant. SERVPRO crew members evaluate the types of residues found throughout your kitchen, dining rooms, storage areas, and other spaces.

We match appropriate products and methods to the different characteristics of soots coating surfaces. Protein-based soot is common in kitchen fires, depositing a thin and highly malodorous film that is hard to remove without solvents and abrasive tools. SERVPRO technicians can use barriers and air scrubbers to contain the cooking area, preventing the spread of debris to other spaces.

Even if your quick-thinking staff knocked down the flames with chemical extinguishers, secondary effects of the fire could linger. Persistent odors are particularly troublesome in an eating establishment as they interfere with the enjoyment of diners as they order and eat from your tempting menu. SERVPRO employees who complete the IICRC Odor Control Technician (OCT) course follow a research-based protocol to eliminate the stench in your establishment.

If clearing away charred items and thorough cleaning does not do the trick, SERVPRO turns to innovative techniques like thermal fogging or hydroxyl generators to eradicate the noxious smell. Thermal fogging recreates the fire environment, combusting deodorizers at high temperatures, so they attach to odoriferous particles and neutralize them. Hydroxyl radicals produced when ultraviolet rays react with water vapor (H2O) and oxygen (O2) dismantle the odor-bearing molecules. We this cutting-edge technology as a more successful and sustainable alternative to masking agents.

Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth as soon as firefighters release your commercial property for abatement assessment. Call (817) 741-5737 day or night to schedule an inspection and develop a remediation and deodorization plan.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Fort Worth Fire Damage Restoration Services

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Are Available 24/7 For Your Fort Worth Fire Damage Restoration Services Improper storage of combustible liquids and petroleum products just need a spark to set them off. We are here to help.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Fort Worth Helps Prevent Secondary Damage

Many homeowners love deep frying foods including turkey. Unfortunately, if the oil is overheated, a grease fire can occur. The oil starts to boil, smoke and then catches fire. You can put out a grease fire by using a fire extinguisher or kitchen items like baking soda and salt.

If a grease fire breaks out and you cannot put it out, contact your local fire department. Once the firefighters put out the fire, you’ll want to seek help from a company that provides fire damage restoration services in Fort Worth to prevent secondary destruction. The soot and smoke residues could ruin surfaces like walls and ceilings. Fire restoration experts can clean your home properly and address soot and smoke damage. One such company is SERVPRO and we are available 24/7 to respond to many fire emergencies.

The smoke and soot from the fire can continue to spread and that’s why we move fast to limit the destruction using products like towels, and brushes to remove soot and smoke. We carefully inspect the affected area to locate the smoke residues and identify the type. We then chose the cleaning method that can remove the residue present. Our restoration experts can use heat to increase the speed of chemical reactions in cleaning products. We choose the right temperature based on the material being cleaned and the cleaning solution being used.

After fire damage, you may find it daunting to eliminate the smoke odor from your home, meaning that smoke odor particles are still present. To remove smoke smells from a home, our SERVPRO technicians can use industrial-grade sealants and a hydroxyl generator. Hydroxyl generators are suitable because your home can remain occupied during the deodorization process, unlike ozone machines, which are hazardous to use around pets and humans. Hydroxyl generators mimic the smoke particles and neutralize them at the molecular level, ensuring that the smells are obliterated completely.

If fire has damaged your home, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth for restoration services. You can reach as at (817) 741-5737. We have the expertise to restore your home to its normal condition. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Is the Tub Showering Water Beyond Your Ft. Worth Bathroom?

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is the Tub Showering Water Beyond Your Ft. Worth Bathroom? Water damage from leaking plumbing in bathrooms can spread to other rooms. SERVPRO is always ready to dry your home.

Restoring Water Damaged Components of Your Ft. Worth Bathroom

Water loss incidents that begin in the bathroom of your Ft. Worth home can often be troublesome to get under control. With many of the fixtures in this area without shutoff valves or with aging components that could be prone to stress and leaks, situations can quickly get beyond the capabilities of even competent and experienced homeowners. The best approach is to address these circumstances with a reliance on the fast response and capabilities of our restoration professionals. 

No matter where water damage occurs in your Ft. Worth home, it is imperative to get restoration technicians in route as quickly as possible. Mitigation can help not only to save you time and money but to protect areas of your home from requiring demolition and replacement. Our SERVPRO professionals have ready trailers and service vehicles that stay stocked and prepared for emergencies. Whenever we get a call for a water loss incident, we can quickly mobilize the right personnel and roll out with the equipment necessary to make a difference. 

Damage assessment is one of the first steps to any of our recovery tasks. Our estimator and management walk through the property with our detection equipment and moisture readers to determine the best approaches for restoring the residence. We can also determine the necessary equipment and personnel to get the job completed as promptly as possible. Understanding the spread of water damage can help us to know the best places to position drying machines to maximize their effectiveness. 

Our SERVPRO professionals must also address the saturation of elements within the bathroom, like vanities and shelving. While flooring and other materials can often resist water penetration for a time, fixtures like the vanity are not designed to do so. With running our high-velocity air movers and LGR dehumidifiers, which are ideal for highly saturated materials, we can often protect and preserve these exposed areas without the need for demolition. 

Water damage that occurs in the bathroom of your home can result in widespread damaging effects. You can count on our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth team to work fast to get the situation under control and make this incident “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (817) 741-5737. 

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Wondering How You Are Going to Tackle Commercial Flood Damage in Your Fort Worth Business?

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Wondering How You Are Going to Tackle Commercial Flood Damage in Your Fort Worth Business? Don't let your business get taken over by flood damage. Call SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

SERVPRO Helps Fort Worth B&B Beat Commercial Flood Damage

Commercial flood damage can be a devastating situation for a business owner. This type of water loss is rated as a category three biohazard and sometimes referred to as “black water,” and it is vital that the cleanup is done professionally to have sanitary conditions for both employees and customers and to avoid secondary damages to the property.

SERVPRO assisted a bed and breakfast commercial property in Fort Worth that received flood damage from some locally heavy storms. Groundwater entered through worn weather stripping on the back door and drenched the breakfast area where guests gathered each morning for a homemade breakfast after spending the night.

The B&B owner cleaned the water up when it first entered the property, but soon realized the job was going to be much larger than merely mopping up some rainwater. She placed a call to SERVPRO late in the evening, and we arrived a few hours later to begin mitigation on the property.

Our technicians immediately scoped the room with our detection equipment to determine areas of water migration. Fast action by the B&B owner stopped water from reaching the subflooring; however, we found elevated moisture levels within the baseboards, very bottom of the sheetrock and under the cabinetry.  

When moisture wicks into sheetrock, sometimes flood cuts are necessary to remove unsalvageable materials and let enough air flow in to dry the wall cavity. In this case, the wicking was minor and not enough to warrant flood cuts. The technicians determined the sheetrock could be mitigated and removed the baseboards and toe kickboards under the cabinets for drying purposes.

Using specific configurations with equipment such as our InjectiDry that forces air into small openings, our air movers forced air into the affected spaces to ensure they reached drying goals to inhibit the potential for mold growth and foul odors. Afterward, our technicians thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the kitchen area to get it ready for reopening for breakfast for the guests.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is ready to come to your property 24/7 to mitigate commercial flood damage. Call us at (817) 741-5737, and our technicians arrive within hours because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Says to Fort Worth Property Owners--Fire Losses Require Documentation along with Cleaning and Restoration

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Says to Fort Worth Property Owners--Fire Losses Require Documentation along with Cleaning and Restoration Structural Fire Damage to Fort Worth Home Gets TLC from SERVPRO

Why Divide Structure from Contents when Restoring Fire Damage in Fort Worth?

It is essential to take elaborate restoration steps after fires damage buildings and the contents within. Although your concern might not be on what damage falls under content or structure, there might be reasons why you need to distinguish the two aspects. Among the reasons is for insurance purposes since insurance policies make that distinction. Restorative cleaning also involves separation since cleaning contents and structure happen separately.
 
Structure refers to any item attached to the building permanently when addressing fire damage in Fort Worth. So, any damage to the walls, framework, ceilings, and attached floor coverings fall under the structure. Components like light fixtures, HVAC systems, and bath fixtures also qualify as part of the structure. Our SERVPRO technicians are Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certified ( IICRC) certified in Fire and Smoke Restoration (FST), so they make the necessary distinction when scoping a fire loss.
 
Understanding the distinction between structural and content damages helps during fire loss cleaning. It is essential to move contents away from affected sections of the building. Our SERVPRO technicians move contents to a clean section within the building for onsite cleaning. We can also move out items to a facility offsite for advanced restorative cleaning. We also evaluate the structure to establish whether restorative cleaning is enough. In case of extensive blistering by heat or charring by flames, we dispose of the affected structure items.
 
When cleaning the structure, it is essential to do tests to establish which cleaning approach to use. An appropriate cleaning method removes fire residues without causing further damage to the surface or the material. Our SERVPRO technicians test and classify structural materials as washable and non-washable depending on whether wet cleaning is possible. Another reason for doing tests is to establish the type of residue left on the material to determine the best cleaning method. For grease and other oil-based residues, we use dry solvent cleaning agent even when the affected material can be wet-cleaned.
 
For the elaborate restoration of your Keller, Park Glen or Heritage Trace area home after a fire loss, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth to help. We are ready at (817) 741-5737 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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After A Flood Our Crew Can Help Restore Your Fort Worth Home

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After A Flood Our Crew Can Help Restore Your Fort Worth Home For fast restoration after a flooding incident, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 to help. We are available 24/7.

How Long Should It Take To Fix Flood Damage In Fort Worth?

Any homeowner hit by a flooding incident feels anxious wondering whether it is possible to restore the property to its preloss state. Among the thorny issues you have to deal with, is determining how long the restoration is likely to take so that you can make other plans if necessary. A professional restorer can help provide an estimate based on the time it takes to accomplish different aspects of the restoration process.

Cleaning up the debris and soiling left over after flood damage in Fort Worth may seem daunting, but it is hardly the most challenging task, primarily when handled by a skilled team with sophisticated equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians use simple equipment such as shovels, as well as advanced ones like power washers to remove soils from the property quickly.

Drying excess water left over after flooding incidents can take time. As water sits in the property, it soaks into different materials complicating the removal process. Our SERVPRO experts use a variety of equipment including air movers to speed up the drying process. Typically, one air-moving unit can cover 150 to 300 square feet since we remove carpets and pad for disposal instead or drying them. By calculating the total square feet affected in the incident, we can estimate the expected turnaround time for drying.

Restoring flood damage can take longer is secondary problems develop. Mold infestation and deterioration of materials such as wood through rotting and warping add extra steps lengthening the process. Where possible, our SERVPRO technicians take precautions to prevent these problems. We try to dry materials within 48hours to prevent mold development. We also set drying goals that lead to balanced drying preventing problems such as cracking. In case we cannot prevent the issues, put our building service skills to use tearing down affected areas to replace affected materials and refinish surfaces to deal with the problem “Like it never even happened.”

For fast restoration after a flooding incident, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 to help. We are available 24/7.

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Call Us When Roots Are Causing Water Damage Problems For Your Fort Worth Home

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Us When Roots Are Causing Water Damage Problems For Your Fort Worth Home Reach out to us at (817) 741-5737 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Roots Can Get Into Your Fort Worth Pipes Without You Knowing

Regardless of where you live, including Fort Worth, being a homeowner comes with both great joy and great responsibility. The general upkeep of your home depends on your efforts, but there are also neighbors and elements beyond your control that put you at risk. Something as simple as a beautiful tree whose roots grow underneath your crawl space can compromise your plumbing and cause an almost imperceptible leak that slowly erodes your foundation and adds humidity to your living room without you noticing.

When you find water damage in your Fort Worth home, it is best to reach out to a professional team to assess the extent of the damage. Our SERVPRO technicians arrive upon receiving your call and can assess whether the humidity you sense in your living room is only limited to that area or if it has spread to other rooms. Furthermore, we trace the moisture to its origin and work with you to ensure the root compromising your plumbing is taken care of and the source of the leak repaired.

If the root in question is affecting your flooring, our SERVPRO team can help you restore it. For hardwood floors, we concentrate on returning them to their natural moisture level to prevent further buckling. If you have carpet, we use a wand to extract any water residue and make sure it is dry. Even beyond these obvious solutions, we take inventory of all your belongings in the living room including furniture, books, instruments, and decor that may also need to be restored. Our hygrometers help us determine whether they are also victims of excess moisture and we restore them appropriately.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is equipped to handle your water damage needs even when they are not catastrophic. It does not take a flood for your home to need the expert services of a trained team and we are just a phone call away. Reach out to us at (817) 741-5737 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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