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Call Our Experts Right Away After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Fort Worth Home

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call Our Experts Right Away After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Fort Worth Home SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is here to help.

Disposing Of Belongings After Your Fort Worth Home Is Flooded

As a homeowner, you never think that it could happen to you, but suddenly torrential rains fall all around you, and your Fort Worth home is in the path of the water. Being prepared for the onset of disaster is the most crucial step you can take towards protecting your home. Aside from the necessary supplies and precautions recommended by local community helpers, you should also identify the best professional team to help you restore your home in case there is water damage as a result of the weather.

When a flood causes damage to your Fort Worth home SERVPRO is the right team for you to call. Our rapid response hotline is available 24/7 and is quick to respond to your emergency. Our Green Fleet is fully equipped with the latest equipment and technology to rapidly extract water from your home and mitigate the loss of time and money following a disaster.

One of the primary concerns, when there is flood damage, is the presence of bacteria in your home as the result of water coming from the outside, otherwise known as black water. Unwanted debris and organisms can enter your house and need to be removed as soon as possible. Our truck-mounted pumps are ideal to extract a large volume of water and dispose of it by relevant regulations. For smaller water accumulations our SERVPRO team can use handheld instruments that allow us to access hard to reach corners of your home.

Unfortunately, one of the by-products of flood damage is the removal of porous surfaces such as carpets and upholstered materials. Because of the hazard flood water poses, our SERVPRO team disposes of these items quickly and according to environmental recommendations. Our field experience lets us understand the intricacies of this process and make it simple for you as the homeowner.

Having your home be in the middle of the flood is overwhelming. SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is here to help. We can be reached at (817) 741-5737 when disaster strikes so our competent team can join you in restoring your property to pre-damage condition.

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How Our Crew Will Restore Your Keller Home After A Flood

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Crew Will Restore Your Keller Home After A Flood If you have any flooding in your home, call us today at (817) 741-5737.

Removing Flood Damage In Keller Homes

Keller residents are accustomed to storms rolling in out of a perfectly beautiful afternoon. They make for some interesting skies to watch and photograph, but the resulting floodwaters can cause homeowners thousands of dollars in restoration costs.

Since flood damage to Keller homes comes from outside the structure, the water contains soil and anything else that might be outside the home like animal waste, pesticides, and fertilizer. The presence of these contaminants means SERVPRO restoration teams have to take additional precautions to protect anyone entering the home and to return it to a clean, safe condition.

Team members start by spraying all standing water and exposed surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to reduce the threat to breathing and physical contact. In addition to the standard rubber boots with every water incident, our specialists also wear rubber gloves, eye protection, body suits, and respirators if needed.

If the floodwater brought in a large amount of soil and debris, it might be necessary for our teams to remove it with shovels and other hand tools. After they remove the trash and other waste, SERVPRO technicians can start removing the water.

We use commercial pumps to clear out homes regardless of the type of water, but with an outside flood, our personnel has to direct the removed water and contaminants into the nearest sewer access point. If the system is overwhelmed by the flood, then restoration teams pump it into a tank truck for disposal in a water reclamation plant.

Now, our teams switch to extraction wands and other devices to draw water out of carpets and off floors. There is no way to 100% guarantee that a carpet is safe for use after a flood, so our teams remove and dispose of the carpet and carpet pad after removing the water to reduce the weight and make it easier to remove. After drawing water off wood flooring, vinyl, or concrete, specialists spray the floors with a strong, anti-bacterial cleaner to eliminate any remaining threat.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is to return every Texas home to its owner in a clean, safe condition as close to its pre-flood state as possible. If you have any flooding in your home, call us today at (817) 741-5737.

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How Our Team Of Highly Trained Specialists Handle Flood Damage To Your Fort Worth Home

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Team Of Highly Trained Specialists Handle Flood Damage To Your Fort Worth Home Our experts have the equipment and training to get you back into your home quickly.

Safety Assessments And Thorough Cleanup For Fort Worth Flooding

Water loss incidents that affect your Fort Worth property often prevent you from staying in the home. Being displaced from your house and looking for a credible service that can restore the damages efficiently can be stressful. Many homeowners even consider the possibility of taking on the effects of flooding on their own to repair their property, but this is not advisable. With structural concerns and potential contaminants, you need a team of professionals that know how to restore your home quickly and safely.

With overcoming flood damages to your Fort Worth property, our initial focus is the safety of our technicians and the stability of the structure for beginning our mitigation work. This assessment is an essential place to begin as it determines areas that could pose a risk of structural failure and identifies portions of the property too irreparably damaged to preserve through our advanced techniques. Our SERVPRO rapid response team comes equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment to keep them safe throughout the initial mitigation steps and throughout the restoration.

As with any flooding situation, extraction must happen before many of the other steps to come. We employ advanced equipment for fast extraction, such as gas-powered and truck-mounted pumps. We can even utilize extraction wands for tighter spaces. Once the excess gets removed, our technicians can make use of other equipment such as air movers, the injectidry system, and industrial-strength dehumidifiers to eliminate lingering moisture and dampness.

In more substantial flooding situations, flood cuts may be necessary where moisture begins to wick up drywall from the floors. We assess with moisture detection equipment the height of the necessary cut to get made, noting where the drywall is left unscathed by the moisture, and remove only the damaged portions for later replacement.

We have many effective techniques that can work to restore your home following a traumatic flooding situation efficiently. You can count on our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth rapid response team to help in an emergency. Our experts have the equipment and training to get you back into your home quickly. Give us a call today at (817) 741-5737.

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Why Team SERVPRO Always Arrives on the Keller Flood Damage Scene Quickly After a Storm

10/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Team SERVPRO Always Arrives on the Keller Flood Damage Scene Quickly After a Storm When storm damage affects your property, you need a team to handle the situation and prevent further destruction from the elements. Contact SERVPRO.

We Provide Flood Damage Restoration in Keller 

Severe thunderstorms can cause flooding in your home as it did earlier today. A tree branch fell on the roof and left a pretty large hole. Acting fast can prevent significant damages to your home. If you hesitate to call a professional, it could lead to the loss of furniture and belongings and could ruin your walls and flooring. When possible, our team can restore your property and save many of your items.
 
SERVPRO flood damage restoration in Keller and surrounding areas involves inspecting the damages and securing your home. Our techs can cover the hole in your roof with waterproof tarpaulins or with plywood. They also can check for broken windows or missing doors and can board or cover and seal them. We secure entry points to your home to prevent water from entering the premises. Plus, it helps keep birds, squirrels, and other animals from invading your residence.
 
Our technicians know that responding fast can reduce damages and work quickly to remove water from inside your home. They can use portable or truck-mounted extractors or commercial grade pumps and wet vacuums to eliminate water from the structure. Rapid water removal can also prevent secondary water damages such as rot and mold growth. We strive to get to your home promptly and begin the job as soon as we arrive to help reduce restoration costs and the number of damages.
 
Storm waters can also ruin interior walls, flooring, and ceilings. Our techs may have to remove wet materials like carpeting, drywall or insulation. If further construction is necessary, we can help homeowners get in touch with a general contractor. Flood waters contain toxic substances, which mean our techs must throw out all contents like carpeting, padding and any furniture that may come in contact with the water. During the drying phase, we may use air movers and industrial axial fans to dry the structure thoroughly. The crew may also employ dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels.
 
If you need reliable and efficient flood damage services in your area, call us 24/7 at (817) 741-5737. SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth can get the job done. We are always nearby and ready to help.

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

9/3/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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Why Flood Damage Severely impacts bedrooms in Fossil Creek

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Flood Damage Severely impacts bedrooms in Fossil Creek Water damage in this home affected multiple rooms.

Common items affected by water damage in your home

Ground-floor bedrooms can be among the most heavily affected rooms in a home in Fossil Creek when flood damage hits. While sleeping areas on second floors may be safe from most of the effects of rampaging floodwaters, ground floor and basement bedrooms contain many amenities that may be more vulnerable to severe water damage than objects found in other parts of the home. SERVPRO excels in restoring materials without having to replace them whenever possible, but we still see some of our most challenging work cut out for us wherever bedrooms are concerned.

Bed Sets
Flood damage in Fossil Creek can cause costly damage to sheets, mattresses, pillows, and any other parts of a bed. For some homeowners, these items can represent a combined total of thousands of dollars in value. One of the primary things we do after arriving and ask many residents to do before we get there is to separate pillows, sheets, and other layers from each other. Keeping these items separated out early on helps them to dry out faster and prevents color bleed from taking place.

Carpeting
Most local homes fill their bedrooms with carpeting and rugs that can sustain severe damage in the event of a flood. Storm floods typically cause warping, discoloration, and material degradation in both the upper layers of carpeting and in the padding below them. Depending on the conditions, we may be able to replace sections of carpeting while keeping other areas intact selectively, but most floods force us to replace flooring in carpeted rooms entirely.

Valuable Belongings
Many valuable personal items are stored in the average bedroom, including electronics, clothing, objects of sentimental value, and a wide range of other possibilities. While some items may be lost forever after being inundated with water, others may yet be salvaged. We examine every damaged item individually to determine if and how we should attempt to clean and restore it.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth helps local homeowners to recover from the effects of flood damage on a 24/7 basis. Call us at (817) 741-5737.

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What You Can Do When a Storm Floods the Office Space of Your Fort Worth Home

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Can Do When a Storm Floods the Office Space of Your Fort Worth Home Flood damage in your home should be addressed as soon as possible because it can lead to mold growth and structural damage.

Call on SERVPRO if You Experience Flood Damage in Your Home

Heavy rainfall can cause flood damage, especially during a particularly severe storm. There are many ways that water can get inside of your Fort Worth home during a storm, but one of the most common is debris. A storm with high winds can cause rocks, tree branches, and even lawn chairs to break the windows of your home, allowing floodwaters to seep inside. When the waters seep into your basement office space, it can seem like an utter nightmare. Your computer is there along with all of the electrical wiring to make your electronics function. Luckily, professional help is nearby to get your office back to its pre-storm state quickly.

Damaging flood waters can seep into your Fort Worth home swiftly and soak into your belongings, such as the wood of your desk or the fibers of your carpet. Our technicians know how vital it is to respond to water damage as quickly as possible, as it worsens the longer it sits and can lead to mold growth. We strive to try and get to your home as soon as we possibly can after receiving your call so that we may begin the remediation process and remove the floodwaters causing damage.

SERVPRO can bring advanced tools like truck-operated pumps and powerful wet/dry vacuums to remove the water from your basement office space. We can use moisture meters to determine the level of moisture in the space and identify the most impacted areas. Afterward, we can employ the right tools to dry out your carpet, floors, the base of your walls, and the legs of your desk.

Floods can bring unsanitary water with them. SERVPRO can inspect and measure the safety of the water that has flooded your home. Should the water be toxic, we can rip up the carpets in your office and throw them out for you as they cannot be kept once contaminated. Afterward, SERVPRO can help you find a contractor to replace the carpeting in your office space. We strive to do whatever we can to return your home to its preloss stage.

When your home has been overrun with damaging floodwaters, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737. We can send our technicians to your home as soon as possible.

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When A Storm Takes Your Keller Residence By Surprise

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When A Storm Takes Your Keller Residence By Surprise Storms are destructive and can easily flood your home with excess water.

Storm Damage Repair And Restoration

An average rain shower can be pleasant to listen to as you fall asleep but when a massive storm hits your home and does severe damage, the water removal process can be anything but relaxing. Storms are destructive and can easily flood your home with excess water. Additionally, this water might not always be safe. Because the intense weather can flood hundreds of gallons of rainwater into your home, it is possible to end up with a mess that you just cannot clean up yourself. Fortunately, you do not have to.

When water has invaded and taken over your Keller residence, trust our IICRC-certified technicians to remove it from your property swiftly. We use powerful industrial grade wet/dry vacuums to remove all of the excess water so we can get your home back to the condition it was in before the storm hit. Upon calling our office, our technicians can be on the scene as soon as possible.

We can remove the excess water from your home, and once we do, we can move onto the drying process. SERVPRO understands how valuable your carpets are to you and know that a flood can soak them thoroughly and dirty them. Depending on the type of water that flooded your home, SERVPRO can determine if your carpets are salvageable and clean them entirely if they are. Underneath your carpets, we can focus on your floorboards. SERVPRO uses advanced equipment like dehumidifiers and air movers to eliminate harmful moisture in the air and dry out your belongings.

In rare cases, intensely contaminated black water can flood your home from the storm's influence. Should your house be flooded with unsafe water, we can guide you through what you can keep and what you should not. SERVPRO is with you every step of the way to make an inventory of your belongings and assist with your claims process.

When a storm hits your home, and it becomes flooded with excessive water, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth area at (817) 741-5737 to remove it. 24/7, we are ready to take your call and return your home to its preloss condition.

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Water Removal, Cleaning, And Restoration Services Available In Ft Worth

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Removal, Cleaning, And Restoration Services Available In Ft Worth Flooding in Forth Worth? Call the Green Fleet from SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Cleanup

Flooding from Storms Needs Immediate Extraction--Call SERVPRO

Removing standing water after a storm needs to happen immediately after the event occurs. Calling a professional water removal company can have the right amount of personnel, equipment, and resources on your doorstep quickly enough to prevent saturation of critical areas of your Fort Worth home.

Reliable water removal services are available throughout the Fort Worth area. You obtain 24/7 emergency response service, a no-cost estimate of damages found on your property, and a highly trained team of professionals ready to ensure your water removal gets done right.
 
Extracting standing water and drying the entire structure of your home may sound like an easy task. However, since every situation is different, there is always the chance of something going wrong. You need a skilled team of IICRC-industry certified professionals that can adjust on the go, making changes needed to provide you with a successful restoration.
 
Leaving flood waters on your property for an extended amount of time can cause severe damage to the structural integrity of your home's support system, walls, ceiling, flooring, and insulation. Hesitating may also cause corrosion, and rot, leading to additional problems as time goes on, if mold has the opportunity to set in, restoring your home requires additional services.

SERVPRO's qualified technicians utilize a variety of water location and extraction equipment to ensure proper water removal on your property. Everything from hand-held portable units to truck-mounted water extractors, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, dehumidifiers, air-movers, and attachments make finding, removing, and drying the affected area easier.
 
SERVPRO crews are standing by to provide you with the services and technical knowledge necessary to return your home to a quality condition after heavy storms, rain, or flooding occurs in your home. Make the most of what is available in your area and give us a call, today.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth offers quality solutions to residents in Fossil Creek, Keller, and Park Glen, as well as other surrounding communities. We are proud to serve, providing water removal, cleaning, and restoration services you can trust. (817) 741-5737

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We Drop Everything To Manage Flood Damage In Fort Worth

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Drop Everything To Manage Flood Damage In Fort Worth Flash Flooding Can Ruin Your Property in Fort Worth, Call SERVPRO for Help

Stormwaters Are No Match for SERVPRO's Technicians and Equipment

Planning for flash flooding in Ft. Worth is hard. Its very definition indicates that it was unpredictable. Thunderstorms brew in our area, bringing relief in times of drought, but there is no way to shut the rain down when it transforms from welcome to a disaster. When water flows into the lower levels of your home, you need our help fast.

The Fort Worth area experienced flood damage during recent storms, and your house is on the list of affected properties. You feel overwhelmed, but a referral from a friend brought you together with our trained flood restoration team. We get immediately to work on the damage done to your foundation and crawl space because we understand just how devastating standing water can prove to be.
 
Our service vehicles are equipped with nearly every piece of equipment imaginable to remove water and begin drying out the area. We chose to operate this way so that no time is lost in arranging for the necessary tools. Gas powered pumps and truck mounted water extractors get the job done regardless of whether the power is out. Quickly responding to this kind of water loss is at the core of the services we provide, and our customers relax at least a bit when our big green SERVPRO trucks arrive. Flash flooding can be decisive and swift in destroying properties.
 
Even if a number of your neighbors also experience flood damage, you do not stand in line waiting for our assistance. We scale up our services in response to the crisis you and perhaps the rest of community experience. If needed, we tap into our nationwide network of other SERVPRO disaster response companies.
 
Delay in removing water and drying out structure and contents is not acceptable to us as it results in irreparable damage. Fast action means most building materials are still restorable and fixtures such as carpeting and cabinetry respond to the skills of our highly-trained technicians. SERVPRO employees inventory and pack out possessions and stage them in a dry area of your home or our facility. You review what items you desire restored through special techniques like freeze drying as our crews extract the water and position air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the flooded area.
 
You need SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth by your side when the floodwaters fill your foundation. Call (817) 741-5737 for immediate assistance 24 hours a day.

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Flood Damage Detection and Restoration in Fort Worth After a Storm

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

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

Fort Worth Properties, Soil Erosion, and Storm Damage

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

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

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

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Facing Fort Worth Flood Damage

7/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Facing Fort Worth Flood Damage Storm Water Removal and Restoration in Fort Worth? Call SERVPRO

Your Home Gets Full Restoration from SERVPRO Post Storm Damage

The humidity and high temperatures of a North Texas summer fuel the energy of some intense storms. These storms drop heavy rains and sometimes hail mixed with strong winds. Torrential showers fill up the lowest levels of homes on slabs, basements, and crawlspaces, a challenge SERVPRO is always ready to overcome for our clients.
 
Over the period of a few hours, forceful winds and steady downpours make it clear you need professional help to restore the flood damage to your Fort Worth home. Your house has a slab on grade foundation, so the flood waters affect living areas, not just storage or mechanical spaces. We devise a plan to rid your structure of standing water and then dry out the contents, our focus on returning your dwelling to preloss condition.
 
Your concrete sub floor does hold moisture after the flood waters are pumped out and extracted. The water crept up the walls, its gypsum board, and wooden supporting structure also absorbing moisture. Air movers and dehumidifiers operate continuously to reduce the dampness. Experienced SERVPRO project managers work with technicians on your site to determine the drying targets for these materials based on industry standards. A baseline moisture level is measured, and then the various materials are rechecked throughout the drying process until the target is reached.
 
If carpeting is present, trained technicians use powerful vacuum extractors dry this floor covering in place. Usually, we remove and replace the padding to avoid re-saturating the carpet and because the pad is hard to dry and retains contaminants. SERVPRO workers take moisture levels and examine laminate, tile, and hardwood floors, to ensure we remove any water trapped beneath. This may require the use of drying mats or creative methods to raise the floors a bit to direct the flow from air movers beneath. Loosening and lifting sections of planks or tiles allow access, and drilling small holes through glossy finishes helps release water.
 
Throughout the restoration, care is taken to clean contaminants from surfaces and sanitize areas with professional products. During the work phase caution is the key, making sure no electrical shorts threaten the safety of the residents or the SERVPRO team. Occasionally reptiles, insects, and animals take shelter in a flooded home after a storm. When we release your restored home back to you, all flood damage will be remediated and any unwanted visitors evicted.
 
SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is certified and licensed to transform your flood damaged property back to a cozy and comfortable home. Call (817) 741-5737 as soon as you see the flood waters rise because every moment is critical during flood restoration.

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Tornado Safety in Keller Texas

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tornado Safety in Keller Texas When tornadoes occur it is better to be prepared.

Tornadoes are one of the most feared because their strong winds can cause devastating damage to entire towns.  Tornado winds can exceed speeds of 100 miles per hour and this can easily damage homes and businesses as well as uproot trees and toss cars around like they are a toy.  Since it is possible for a tornado to form anywhere in the U.S., it is important to look for the warning signs of the impending storm so you can get to a safe location. 

The Difference Between A Tornado Watch And Tornado Warning

Your local news will usually put out a tornado watch or warning.  If your area is under watch, this means that your area is experiencing conditions that make it possible for a tornado to form.  You should be on alert if a tornado watch has been having been issued in the event the situation becomes more dangerous. When a tornado warning has been issued, this means there has been a tornado sighted and you need to take shelter immediately.  

Tornado Warning Signs

There are several things you can look for when you know there is a threat of a tornado.  Early warning signs are increasing winds, clouds moving rapidly, and the sky and clouds look green.  Hail is another early warning sign of a tornado and what causes the sky to look the greenish color.

Tornado Preparedness

Knowledge is key to tornado preparedness.  Make sure everyone in your family knows the signs of an approaching tornado and they know what to do.  

During a storm listen to your local news or a weather radio station for updates.  Also one can check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at http://www.noaa.gov/  You can also install a weather app on your smart phone that will send you updates.  

Also, you should consider confining pets to a carrier or placing dogs on a leash during a tornado watch so that you can transfer them to a safe room in case the warning is issued.  

Even the most extensive preparation cannot prevent a tornado from causing significant damage to your home.  If this happens it is important to call a storm damage restoration professional immediately to assist you in recovering.

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Storm Damage help in Fort Worth Texas

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage help in Fort Worth Texas SERVPRO restoration vans ready to go.

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the DFW Metroplex area we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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Spring Flood Damage in Fort Worth

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Spring Flood Damage in Fort Worth Flooding from the Trinity in an historic photo from the 1950's of the West 7th area.

According to the National Flood Insurance program flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States causing $2.7 billion in losses between 2001 and 2010. Flooding is not covered by most homeowner’s insurance policies so it may be necessary to buy a separate flood policy for your home.


Here are a couple of tips to keep water from entering your home during a heavy rain event:


1.    Fix foundation leaks that may allow water to enter your home.


2.    Make sure your roof is secure and protected.


3.     Clear gutters and drains


If water ever floods your home, getting someone on site as soon as possible is key to keeping the amount of damage to a minimum. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is ready to respond at any time and also provides a free assessment and estimate.


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Flood Water tips for your Keller or Fort Worth Home

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Water tips for your Keller or Fort Worth Home Flooding can occur quickly so be prepared.

How to respond to flooding:


Before the storm –



  • Check your gutters, and clear out any debris that may be clogging them. Also assess your area for storm drains in low lying areas, and make sure those are clear as well.

  • Remove fallen leaves and other debris from your yard.

  • If you are in a flood zone, keep sandbags on hand and put up valuables.

  • Check your insurance to see if you are covered for floods.

  • Figure out the safest route from business to home. If your home is located in a flood zone, make a plan so that all family members understand were the closest safe ground is and how to get there.

  • Ensure a plan is in place for family pets, as well.

  • Make a list of valuables that you can keep in a safe place.

  • Put together some supplies, such as food, water, a first aid kit, and medications together in a safe area in case they are needed. Also include flashlights, batteries, and a radio if possible.

  • Fill up your gas tank in your car.


During the storm –



  • Monitor the TV and radio for weather updates. If an evacuation is advised, evacuate quickly and safely. A good source is  http://www.weather.gov/

  • If water enters your home, evacuate to a higher ground even if there is no evacuation order in place by officials.

  • If traveling, watch for washed out roads and downed power lines. Turn around, don’t drown!


After the flood –



  • Make sure your drinking water is clean to prevent illness. Boil water for three to five minutes and then let cool before drinking. Alternatively, purchase bottled water from the grocery store.

  • Check your home for moisture on the walls, carpets, and furniture. Dampness can cause mold and mildew. Open windows and turn on your heater to approximately 15 degrees higher than the outside temperature to facilitate drying.

  • Practice good hygiene such as hand washing to help prevent illnesses.

  • Call SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth to help with storm and flood damage at

  • 817-741-5737

  • our website is http://www.SERVPROnortheastftworth.com/

  • Also check with FEMA for helpful information as well https://www.fema.gov/