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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Fort Worth Home

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Fort Worth Home 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)

Why SERVPRO How Crawlspace Encapsulation Protects Your Ft. Worth Property From Mold 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 Why SERVPRO - Sealing The Crawl Space In Fort Worth Homes 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)

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