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

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

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

The Reason Fort Worth Residents Call SERVPRO for Property Restoration Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


IICRC Certified Firm

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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Your Water Damaged Fort Worth Home Might Have Areas Cordoned Off for These Four Reasons

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage from a leaking roof, washing machine or pipe can be devastating and needs immediate clean up. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Safety in the Forefront After Water Damage in Your Home

Sometimes, a Fort Worth water damage case may prove so severe as to warrant a quarantine or exclusion zone within your home. While we do not make these calls lightly, SERVPRO has to institute such safety precautions for some situations to protect both you and your home while we conduct restorations. While our technicians are typically more than able to explain the full reasoning behind such precautions, it might pay off to know what situations can commonly lead to this decision. 
Electrical Hazards 
If your Fort Worth home has water damage in a broad area or standing water in a room, this area typically must be cordoned off due to the potential presence of electrical hazards. When outlets and large electronic appliances come into contact with volumes of water, they create a major hazard to anyone not protected by specialized clothing like that worn by SERVPRO technicians. 
If our inspectors find a mold of a dangerous species or spread, they may create a quarantine area to stop its spread and shield residents from potential health effects the mold can cause. We are well-qualified to handle mold situations, so worry not if we do find a problem. We simply incorporate mold remediation into the present cleanup job and keep moving. 
Septic Tank Spillage or Other Waste Hazards 
When a septic tank has spilled, or some other disaster involving biological waste has occurred, we typically bar access to this area to prevent contamination from occurring. Tainted water sources carry large quantities of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can create serious health effects even through simple proximity. If you know that your septic tank has ruptured or spilled, be sure to inform our personnel before they arrive so adequate preparations can be made. 
Structural Damage 
More severe water damage has the potential to cause structural damage to the home. If our trained inspectors find signs of this, they may ask you and your family to vacate the area immediately. Structural collapse can happen suddenly, and without prompting, so it is best to stay away from the at-risk area until we have had enough time to ensure its safety. 
SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is trained and equipped to deal with water damage of any variety. Call us at the first sign of trouble at (817) 741-5737. 

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Quick, Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Fort Worth that Gets the Job Done Right

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians focus on restoration rather than reconstruction after a fire. Contact us for thorough service that will meet your expectations.

SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Property After a Fire

We recently began restoration on a Fort Worth property, where a fire occurred on the second floor, only causing minor smoke and water damage to the downstairs. About 40% of the rafters and decking in the roof required replacement and much of the area was black from smoke.  

If you find yourself facing a similar 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 

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24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (817) 741-5737

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Fort Worth Home

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to quickly remove water from your Fort Worth home.

Why SERVPRO Relies on Advanced technology for Water Removal in Fort Worth

Whom do you call when you arrive home after work and find water pooling all over? Whether the water is from a clean source or not, it is likely to cause a wide range of problems including deterioration of materials, soiling, and microbial growth. One viable option is to call SERVPRO since we offer professional water removal services. Our crews are highly trained, and IICRC certified. We also use advanced technology and techniques to save your property after water loss.  

Using different approaches during water removal in Fort Worth is possible. An approach that removes the water fast helps prevent secondary issues that arise from a water spill. For example, mold develops within 24 to 48 hours after the spill. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on advanced technologies for fast removal. We have dry-wet vacs, pumps and truck-mounted water extractors. The added capabilities like heating and storage in the water extractors we use allow us to multitask between removal and restorative cleaning is the need arises.  

Although the spill is the problem, removal can be very disruptive requiring the removal of contents such as furniture or tearing down walls and other permanent fittings like countertop cabinets. Such additional steps introduce extra costs and prolong the process even further. Using advanced technologies, our SERVPRO technicians limit the amount of teardown or movement needed to dry the property effectively. Using advanced moisture detection equipment like thermal cameras, moisture sensors, and thermo-hygrometers, we check the level of migration to determine whether we can dry carpets in-place. We also have advanced equipment like injectidry systems that help remove moisture from wall cavities and below wooden floorboards without requiring teardown.  

The effectiveness of the drying phase after a water loss incident has serious ramifications. Leaving moisture traces in any part of the house leads to problems like mold later on. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on industrial grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers to dry excess moisture from the spill "Like it never even happened."  

Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth when there is a spill. You can reach us at (817) 741-5737 any time.

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How Crawlspace Encapsulation Protects Your Ft. Worth Property From Mold

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

The environment of crawlspaces is a breeding ground for molds.

Securing Your Fort Worth Home from Water Damages and Mold

Working to protect your Fort Worth property from various damages can feel like a constant task for many homeowners. With the threats of severe weather systems passing through the region and unnatural occurrences that can flood or cause water damage to the house, homeowners work to implement as many precautionary measures as possible. Crawlspaces, unfortunately, are left out of this preventative stage much of the time because of their difficult access.

The crawlspace of your Fort Worth home is often the most susceptible to aspects like mold damage resulting from water damage and persistent moisture. Once this area of the property gets affected by this lingering dampness, mold spores can colonize and begin to move up into the home and spread through the trafficked areas of your main floor. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can respond quickly to the discovery of mold growth in your home, as our team is ready 24 hours a day for the disasters that threaten our customers.

While we can work to contain the spread of the mold throughout the floor above the crawlspace, this area of the property must get addressed by our professionals as well. We can begin by working to remove the active colonies in this area through our remediation tactics and then restore the damage to structural elements that might have resulted from the growth. Our SERVPRO technicians can then look to identify the source of the moisture threatening this area of your home and remedy that with water diversion equipment like sump pumps.

Crawlspace encapsulation is becoming a popular solution for our customers because it protects the entirety of this space below your home and prevents water damage from affecting structural elements again. These components and the ground get covered in a thick 12mm plastic sheeting once the mold colonies get removed and the supports, beams, and framing get sprayed with an antimicrobial solution.

While many homeowners might neglect to protect their crawlspace, the discovery of mold can demand a permanent solution to protect your home and its occupants. Give our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft Worth restoration specialists a call today at (817) 741-5737.

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Why SERVPRO - Sealing The Crawl Space In Fort Worth Homes

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO for Crawl Space Encapsulation in Fort Worth? Our Green Fleet Is Ready to Roll.

Lake Worth Home Owners Benefit from Crawl Space Encapsulation

For most Fort Worth residents, a crawl space is usually a forgotten part of the home unless the family dog decides to have a litter of pups under the house. Some homes though have crawl spaces large enough to store holiday decorations and more. Regardless of the size, however, if space fills with water, it can become a problem for the entire home.
Sealing a crawl space in your Fort Worth home requires a professional company that can remove water and prevents future intrusion from rains and floods. So why SERVPRO? Our company can dry any crawl space, and then stop more water from entering using a process called encapsulation. It seals off the crawl space with a combination of blocking seeps and leaks and establishing a vapor barrier which prevents water from entering the crawlspace via the soil.
Specialists first level out the dirt floor of the crawl space. They fill holes and compact the earth to prevent water pooling under the home. Next, our work crews lay down thick plastic sheets of polyethylene. These sheets serve as the vapor barrier to stop further water intrusion from the ground. Crew members make certain the sheets extend far enough so they can secure them to the walls with foundation tape and anchors.
Before securing the plastic sheets, SERVPRO specialists examine the concrete foundation walls (if part of the construction) for any cracks that let in even a drop of water. They fill the cracks with hydraulic cement and then cover the walls with masonry cement which stops seeps too small for our specialists to see. Together, these sealants can stop any water from getting into the crawl space again. Once the cement dries, crew members tape the polyethylene sheets in place. For problematic flash flooding from monsoons or other weather-related occurrences, a sump pump can be installed for rapid evacuation of flowing water.
To finish drying the crawl space, specialists use a dehumidifier to remove water from the air. This device also draws water from the sub-floor overhead to prevent rot and reduce the risk of a mold infestation.
At SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth, we take every step to keep our neighbors high and dry in their own homes. If you have any water pooling under your homes from the recent rains, call us at (817) 741-5737 today to schedule an inspection and start the encapsulation process.

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We Can Restore Your Fort Worth Home After A Mold Infestation Has Taken Over

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

When you need professional assistance for a situation like mold growth, you can count on SERVPRO!

Overcoming Mold Growth In Your Fort Worth House

Not every disastrous situation that occurs in your Fort Worth home happens dramatically. Sometimes situations develop throughout days or weeks that spread throughout affected areas of your home that pose threats to the structural integrity and the health of the occupants within the property. Mold growth is one of the situations that might not develop overnight, but by the time that homeowners notice its presence, can already be out of control.

Recovering from mold damages in your Fort Worth home requires a fast response from experienced technicians who have the appropriate equipment. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to this emergency and work to quarantine the affected areas to avoid the spread of mold spores to new surfaces and thwart the spread of the thriving colony with the application of our air scrubbers. These machines can trap mold spores in the environment to keep them from relocating.

Our franchise takes great pride in the work that our technicians do to obtain their mold remediation certification from the IICRC. As the organization that sets quality standards for restoration work throughout the industry, this certification can ensure to our customers that our professionals know what it takes to remove the mold in their homes and restore the damage that the organism has caused. These same technicians pursue in-house training opportunities to continue their knowledge and growth within the mold remediation and restoration facet of the industry.

Preliminary work from the moment that we arrive can help eliminate the moisture that allowed mold spores to seat and colonize within your house. Our state-of-the-art equipment and products available to the SERVPRO technicians dispatched to your home can also prevent the spread of the colony while our team prepares the steps for removal. Products like our OSHA-approved antimicrobial solution can prevent fungal growth on unaffected surfaces and adversely affect current growth to preserve the material playing host.

Mold isn't going away on its own. When you need professional assistance for a situation like mold growth, you can count on our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth remediation technicians to help. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (817) 741-5737.

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