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How to stay safe from common causes of fire damage during the holidays season

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO® of Northeast Fort Worth wants every family to have a joyful holiday season. The damage restoration company is sharing home fire safety tips to help keep the holidays free from a fire damage disaster.

The fire and water damage restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth want everyone to enjoy the upcoming holidays with their family and friends safely. During the holidays, the risk of home fires increases. Below are some very important home fire safety tips to ensure safe, fire-free, happy holidays!

By following these basic fire prevention tips, homeowners can significantly reduce the risk of fire hazards during the holidays.

Tips to avoid Christmas tree fires

A live Christmas tree fills the home with a fresh, clean pine fragrance that lets everyone know the holidays have arrived. A live tree can be a safe, memorable feature of the holiday season if the homeowner carefully follows special precautions. If a live Christmas tree ignites, the flames can quickly spread, filling the home with smoke, soot, and harmful gases.

Fire prevention begins with picking a freshly cut tree

Begin by selecting a fresh tree. Look for a tree with green needles. The needles should be difficult to pull back from the branches. Needles on a fresh tree will not easily break, indicating there is still moisture in the tree. Inspect the tree trunk. Flowing sap should make it sticky to the touch. Test the freshness of the tree by bumping the trunk on the ground. If the tree drops a shower of needles, it has dried out and is a serious fire hazard. Continue to sort through the available trees until a fresh tree is identified.

Practice proper tree care

Position the tree at a safe distance from heat sources such as the fireplace, heat vent, gas, or electric heater. The heat and low humidity can quickly dry out the moisture in the tree, and dry trees can ignite very quickly when exposed to sparks, heat, or flames. Keep smokers and ashtrays away from the Christmas tree.

There are two extremes to avoid when displaying a live tree. Avoid putting the tree up too early. Two weeks is a safe window in which to enjoy a live tree. Faithfully fill the water reservoir on the tree stand. Live trees, even though they have been cut, will still uptake water through the trunk as long as the reservoir is filled.

Exercise proper care when disposing of the Christmas tree

Disposing of the tree by burning the needles and branches in the fireplace or wood-burning stove is not advised. When the tree displays signs that it has dried out, immediately discard it by taking it to a recycling center. Some communities will remove trees placed by the curbside. Know what the regulations are for the municipality to avoid a fine for littering.

Bonus tip: If this year’s tree selection is an artificial tree, make sure the item is non-flammable or, at the very least, flame retardant.

Tips to prevent a fire from holiday lights

Proper maintenance can keep holiday lights bright and fire-safe. Begin each holiday season by closely inspecting each string of lights. Look for the following issues:

  • brittle, cracking, or unpliable plastic insulation
  • frayed wiring
  • cracked, crushed, or otherwise damaged male or female plugs
  • exposed or bare spots on the cords
  • cracked or broken light sockets
  • excessive kinking or severe crimps that might signal damaged wiring or a possible short

If the lights are not UL-approved, do not use them.

Avoid overloading electrical outlets or power strips

Three is the maximum number of light strings that should be linked together unless otherwise stated in the product specifications. When stringing lights, the last step is to connect the lights either directly or by an extension cord to the outlet. Working with live lights increases the risk of shock, especially if precipitation is falling or the ground is wet. Every few days, give the lights a visual inspection and touch test. The outlet, plug, and wiring should not be warm to the touch; warmth may indicate a circuit overload or damaged wiring.

Practice extreme caution when displaying seasonal decorations

Non-Flammable or flame-retardant decorations are far safer than combustible decorations. Position the decorations at least three to six feet (or more) away from heat sources. Never leave decorations unattended if they are anywhere close to a heat source.

Bonus tip: Avoid burning wrapping paper in the fireplace or wood stove. The large flames, high heat, and excessive ember and spark production can cause a chimney fire.

Be careful with candles

Avoid the use of lighted candles. Place candles in a safe, stable location, away from combustible materials, especially Christmas trees. Extinguish all lit candles when leaving home.

Fire detection and suppression

Install smoke alarms with fresh batteries on all levels of the home. Test existing devices every month and change the batteries every July 4th to ensure batteries are fresh at Christmas when the fire risk is elevated. Review and practice the fire escape plan. Place a fully charged fire extinguisher in the kitchen, by the fireplace or wood stove, and strategically on every level of the home. Accessibility is the key to survival.

Pre-qualify with SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth before the holiday season arrives. If a fire damage disaster strikes, one call has a crew on the scene in about an hour, 24/7, 365 days a year, including on holidays and Christmas.

For more information about residential fire and water damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth at (817) 741-5737 or email office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com.

Tips to Help Educators Handle Property Damage at Schools and Educational Facilities

9/5/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth offers tips to help schools and educational facilities deal with a property damage disaster.

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth rapidly provides cleanup and damage restoration services to schools suffering a property damage disaster. The SERVPRO team understands that the impact of property damage not only interrupts the educational process, but it also disrupts the fabric of a community.

Educational activities touch every area of life. From the youngest students in K-4 elementary to local technical colleges and the largest universities, education is a part of life. Thirty-five colleges are located within fifty miles of Keller, TX, with a total enrollment of almost 430,00 students. Extended interruptions of the daily school schedule send shockwaves throughout the community, affecting thousands of people and businesses. A fire damage, smoke damage, water damage, or storm damage disaster can bring life to a halt. If the water damage disaster is extensive but not severe enough to halt classes, a mold infestation can shut down the educational facility until the hazard is remediated. Every day the institution is empty, the hardship on families and the community increases. A rapid response and a quick cleanup and restoration are top priorities if educational activity is to return to normal.

A water damage disaster can flood tens of thousands of square feet of classroom and activity space if the leak goes undetected over a weekend or vacation period. A burst water pipe or fire sprinkler malfunction on an upper floor can flood the entire complex. A massive response is needed to address the scale of the disaster. Principals, facility managers, and custodial staff charged with the care of the facility should consider SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth as a dedicated service provider in case of a property damage disaster in Park Glen, TX, or surrounding areas. Because SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is a member of a large franchise family, the SERVPRO response can not only be rapid, but it can also be massive to meet the challenge of an extensive fire damage, smoke damage, and water damage disaster. Dozens of crews can respond within hours, with the first crews arriving in about an hour to begin the cleanup and restoration.

When school officials pre-qualify SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth as the dedicated provider, a disaster response plan can be formulated to deal with any size and type of disaster. A team of property damage restoration specialists arrives on the scene, poised to take action. For large-scale disasters, a central command and control center can be set up to direct the efforts. A detailed and well-documented estimate is created that will prove useful for the insurance claims process. SERVPRO leads the way when it comes to large-scale deployments to clean up and restore large-scale disasters.

What to Be on the Alert for Following Fire, Smoke, and Water Damage in a School

A water damage disaster involves more than wet floors or sagging ceilings. Water finds its way between walls, under flooring, and into HVAC ducts and crawl spaces. In a fire damage disaster, smoke and soot contamination remains well after the flames are put out. Water damage restoration involves so much more than a few hours of filling and emptying a wet-dry vacuum until the visible water is removed. Likewise, a fire damage cleanup and restoration effort requires more than the removal of smoke with fans. School officials and property maintenance staff need to be aware of the following issues when dealing with a property damage disaster.

#1. Pay attention to persistent unpleasant odors.

A water intrusion creates a scenario where stagnant moisture and mold can become an issue in about a day or two. Pathogens in the carpet multiply exponentially in the presence of excess moisture, leaving behind a musty, mildewy smell. Smoke and soot leave behind a different set of odors depending on the different items and materials that were burned. These odors can be difficult to eliminate entirely.

#2. Look for damage to instructional materials and equipment.

Textbooks, electronics, and other educational materials are at risk when exposed to water, fire, smoke, and soot. If immediate attention is not given to these damaged items, they may not be salvageable.

#3. Inspect classrooms and activity areas for damaged furniture.

Heat, smoke, and contaminated water from a fire can render plastic, wood, and cloth furniture useless or unsafe. The key to salvaging rather than replacing furniture is quick action with state-of-the-art equipment, cleaning techniques, and deodorizing and sanitizing solutions.

#4. Contaminated food and water must be discarded.

When external floodwater enters an educational facility, the cleanup and restoration stakes are high. Floodwater is heavily contaminated, often with E. coli and other harmful pathogens. If floodwaters have affected water foundations, food stores, and the cafeteria, the problem is serious and requires skill, knowledge, and the right equipment and cleaning products to make the learning environment clean, safe, and odor-free.

#5. Watch and smell for a mold infestation.

A mold infestation can erupt in 24 to 48 hours. A musty mildew smell and black, green, or brown stains indicate mold growth. Physical contact with and inhalation of mold spores is to be avoided. A professional cleanup and restoration company with experience dealing with mold will anticipate the likelihood of a mold problem and address it immediately.

#6. Be aware of fire and electrical risk hazards.

A water intrusion from a roof leak is inevitable where educational facilities have tens of thousands of square feet of roof space. A roof leak creates slip-and-fall risks and can also lead to electrical hazards. Only authorized personnel should enter areas affected by the water intrusion or flash flooding.

How to Prepare for a Fire, Smoke, or Water Damage Disaster

The best course of action is to pre-qualify a reputable, locally owned, bonded, and insured property damage cleanup and restoration company, before disaster strikes. Unnecessary delays allow the damage to spread, increasing the scope and expense of the project. A rapid response, quick cleanup and restoration, and the capacity to scale to address the disaster are crucial.

For more information about the property damage restoration company, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth, TX, by emailing office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com. The office can also be reached by calling (817) 741-5737.

Four Tips for Making an Effective Emergency Call to a Restoration Company after a Disaster Strikes

7/30/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth offers advice on how to contact a damage restoration company when emergency services are needed after property damage.

The team at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth has received countless calls from property owners who have suffered water damage, fire damage, or storm damage to their homes or places of business. Calling a Keller, TX, restoration company to provide emergency restoration services can be stressful for someone who has never needed restoration services before. To help local residents prepare, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is offering tips on how to place a call to a damage restoration company after a property damage disaster strikes. Listed below are some tips to consider when reaching out to a property damage restoration company after a disaster has struck.

Step #1: Stay safe.

The top priority in any type or size of disaster is to make sure everyone is safe and stays safe while waiting for first responders and the arrival of the cleanup and restoration crew. A fire damage disaster is a toxic environment. Wading through flood waters to collect personal belongings is treacherous. Activity under a water-logged and sagging ceiling is ill-advised.

Step #2: Select a damage restoration company to call.

This step is easy with internet access, but if the power is out or if communications are knocked out, then an internet search is impossible. The delay could add to the extent of the damage and the expense of the cleanup and restoration.

Step #3: Call as soon as possible.

As soon as everyone is safe and it is evident that the cleanup and restoration process is not simple, quick, and easy, place a call to a damage restoration company. Water may be streaming into the home through the roof, which sustained significant damage from high winds. The fire department may still be on scene fighting the fire. Flood waters from a flash flood may be a foot deep throughout the home or business. If the disaster is widespread, waiting until the storm has passed and the skies are clear is an unnecessary delay that can lead to extensive advanced secondary damage.

Step #4: Follow up on any information the customer representative may have offered.

There may be some special instructions or general advice provided by the customer representative. As long as the situation is safe, follow through on these matters, if able. Remember, safety is the top priority.

What happens when a call is placed to SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth?

The call is answered by a customer representative who is trained to interact with the customer on two levels. The customer representative gathers information for a “First Notice of Loss.” This information includes contact information, the address of the damaged structure, insurance information, and a detailed description of the damage, including any special instructions about gaining entrance to the location. This initial phone call sets in motion a series of events that results in a crew arriving on the scene in about an hour or so after the call is placed.

Pre-qualify a damage restoration company before disaster strikes

SERVPRO customer representatives are trained to help customers deal with the anxiety, stress, and trauma of a property damage disaster. Many customer representatives have earned certifications in fire damage and water damage and have hands-on experience working on water damage cleanup and restoration projects.

The best time to reach out to a damage restoration company is before a disaster strikes. Stress, anxiety, and distractions are low or non-existent. The SERVPRO professional can address important questions from the prospective customer, such as:

  1. Is the company locally owned and operated? If so, for how long?
  2. Are crews available to respond 24/7, 365 days a year, including holidays?
  3. How long will it take a crew to arrive on the scene at the customer’s address?
  4. Will a detailed, well-documented estimate be presented before contracted work begins?
  5. Are technicians IICRC-certified?
  6. Can the company handle damage disasters involving fire, smoke, water, flood waters, mold, storm damage, emergency tarping, sewage backups, biohazards, crime scene cleanup, drug scene cleanup, and suicide scenes?
  7. Is the company able to manage all facets of a repair and restoration acting as a general contractor?
  8. Are references, reviews, and a portfolio available for perusal by potential customers?
  9. Is there a mechanism to handle complaints?
  10. Can the cleanup and restoration company handle the insurance claim process from end to end?
  11. Is the company bonded, licensed, and insured?
  12. Can the damage cleanup and restoration company scale to any size or type of disaster?

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is locally owned and operated, and the team is available 24/7, 365 days a year. IICRC-certified technicians arrive on the scene in about an hour with the right equipment to tackle the project. A detailed, well-documented estimate will be presented to the customer, and the staff can handle the insurance claims process from beginning to end. The dedicated team at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is committed to helping homeowners and businesses recover from disaster and return to normal as soon as possible.

Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth to learn more about the damage restoration company. The office can be reached by calling (817) 741-5737 or by emailing office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com

How to Know if a Home’s HVAC System and Air Ducts Would Benefit From Professional Cleaning Services

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth identifies situations where air duct cleaning would be desirable and shares a testimonial from a homeowner who received HVAC system cleaning services.

The team at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth provides a full menu of services, including water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, storm damage restoration, mold remediation, and residential and commercial cleaning. Air duct and HVAC unit cleaning is among the services that SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth delivers to clients. Air duct cleaning can offer several benefits, such as helping to minimize the potential for a mold infestation, contributing to the restoration of maximal energy efficiency, and combating unpleasant odors.

Who Should Consider Air Duct Cleaning Services?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises that homeowners consider having their air ducts cleaned in the following cases:

  • “There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.”
  • “Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects).”
  • “Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.”

The EPA also offers the following recommendations regarding mold growth in air ducts and the HVAC system: “Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service provider to show you any mold they say exists. You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation. For about $50, some microbiology laboratories can tell you whether a sample sent to them on a clear strip of sticky household tape is mold or simply a substance that resembles it. If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced. If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.”

The EPA adds, “If any of the conditions identified above exists, it usually suggests one or more underlying causes. Prior to any cleaning, retrofitting, or replacing of your ducts, the cause or causes must be corrected or else the problem will likely recur.”

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth’s Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning Services

At SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth, the team operates according to the principle of placing the customer’s needs first. Customer service, professionalism, and integrity are priorities.

Transparency is essential when it comes to air duct cleaning. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth’s technicians only recommend air duct cleaning after a professional and thorough inspection indicates that cleaning is necessary. If the homeowner has concerns about the air quality inside the home, the team can offer a variety of recommendations about the options that are available to the homeowner to address the issue. By informing clients about the available options, SERVPRO enables homeowners to save money and make the best choice for their HVAC system. According to a SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth representative, “Our motto is ‘always do what is best for the customer,’ offering services, not for our company’s enrichment, but when we see a need.”

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth uses air scrubbing technology to trap and contain airborne contaminants that may arise during the cleaning process. If odors are also an issue in the home, the company’s deodorization specialists can deploy commercial-grade ozone machines to permanently remove the offensive smell.

What Customers Are Saying About SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth

One online reviewer described his positive experience hiring SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth to provide air duct cleaning services at his home. He wrote in his review, “The SERVPRO team came to my house to clean out the ducts and vents for my HVAC system. They did a great job of cleaning them, with no mess in my house. They were in and out in a reasonable amount of time, and the cost was great. I would recommend their duct cleaning services to anyone. You have no idea how much dust and allergens can build up inside your ductwork in your home!”

To learn more about SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth’s damage remediation services, including water damage, fire damage, and storm damage, in Watauga, TX, and nearby areas, contact the office by email at office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com or call (817) 900-0580.

Five Factors to Consider When Prequalifying a Watauga, TX, Damage Restoration Company

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: Prequalifying a damage restoration company before disaster strikes is an effective strategy to expedite the start of the damage restoration process. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth outlines a five-step process for selecting a service provider.

Prequalifying a restoration company can be one of the most powerful strategies for receiving rapid water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, or storm damage restoration services. Prequalification eliminates the scramble to locate and select a service provider in the immediate aftermath of a property damage disaster. When the homeowner has already chosen a dedicated damage restoration company, he or she can immediately place a call for emergency restoration services. 

The Five-Step Process for Prequalifying a Damage Restoration Company

Step 1: Acquire references.

The homeowner’s insurance company may be able to recommend a cleanup and restoration service provider that it has worked with in the past. Also, family members, friends, and neighbors are valuable sources of information about local companies. Both positive and negative experiences can be helpful in narrowing down the selection list. Online review sites are another asset to the homeowner; however, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if an online review is legitimate. For this reason, trusted friends and family members who live in the community will likely provide the best references.

Step 2: Verify that the company is licensed and insured.

Hiring an uninsured and unlicensed company could be disastrous for the homeowner. If an uninsured company is contracted for restoration services and a technician is injured on the homeowner’s property, the homeowner could be sued for compensation. Choosing an insured company is especially important when restoration and cleanup services are needed since technicians may be working in an environment where the building is not completely structurally sound and where potentially hazardous substances are present.

A contractor’s license is one of the most fundamental requirements for a restoration company. An unlicensed company poses a great liability to homeowners, who could find themselves responsible for faulty and substandard work, as well as any additional property damage caused by the unlicensed contractor. Licensing provides legal protection for both the homeowner and the damage restoration company, so make sure that all companies on the shortlist are licensed and insured.

Step 3: Ensure that the company is properly certified.

In the restoration, cleaning, and inspection industries, an international organization called the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the standards for industry certification. The IICRC certifies both firms and individual technicians. 26 technician education certifications are offered, including:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)
  • Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT)
  • Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT)
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT)
  • Odor Control Technician (OCT)
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST)
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT)
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

Completion of IICRC certification testifies to a technician’s expertise and skill in his or her field of specialty. When selecting a damage restoration and cleanup company, look for an IICRC certified firm whose technicians have a broad array of certifications.

Another relevant certification is the Environmental Protection Agency’s certification for Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP). According to the EPA, “EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) Rule requires that firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be certified by EPA (or an EPA-authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.” If homeowners suspect that their home contains lead-based paint, they should be vigilant to make sure that any restoration company they are considering hiring is certified and equipped to safely operate in an environment where lead is present.

Step 4: Find out the company’s estimated response time.

The ability to rapidly respond to property damage emergencies is an important qualification for a restoration company. In situations such as water damage, fire damage, and storm damage, delay in addressing the initial issue can lead to advanced secondary damage.

An ideal response time would be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holiday availability. In addition, some companies offer further assurance of a rapid response. For instance, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is committed to having its team of technicians arrive on the scene of a property damage emergency within four hours or less.

Step 5: Inquire if the company handles the insurance claims process.

Navigating the insurance claims process can be difficult and stressful for a homeowner experiencing a property damage disaster. For this reason, homeowners want to identify a water damage restoration company that will work with clients and their insurance providers to manage the claims process and the accompanying paperwork.

To learn more about SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth’s water damage, fire damage, and storm damage restoration services in Watuaga, TX, Keller, TX, and surrounding areas, contact the office by phone at (817) 741-5737 or by email at office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com

How a Rapid Response from a Restoration Company Helps Decrease the Cost of a Sewage Cleanup

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: Sewage damage can be very expensive, but by hiring a company that can implement a rapid response, homeowners can avoid secondary damage and minimize the overall cost to restore their homes.

The modern public sewer system makes it possible for many people to live in close proximity, but a system malfunction, severe weather, or drain blockage can result in a sewage backup necessitating sewage cleanup services. A sewage backup is inconvenient, messy, and unsanitary. Sewer line repairs can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and cleanup and restoration from a sewage backup in the basement or main living area can also cost thousands of dollars. Local homeowners in Watauga, TX, need to be aware of strategies for identifying and avoiding sewage issues.

Tips for Recognizing Potential Sewage Problems

Tip #1: Include the sewer lines in a home inspection before purchasing a home.

Before purchasing a home, the savvy buyer will have a professional carry out an inspection of the house from the roof to the foundation. If the home is not new construction, the sewage system should be carefully examined from the home to the main connection at the road. Any issues beyond the street connection are the responsibility of the utility company overseeing the mainline. Having a sewer inspection conducted prior to closing on the home could save tens of thousands of dollars once the deal is completed. A reputable, qualified plumber can scope from the mainline in the house to the connection with the municipal sewer in the street. This state-of-the-art camera technology offers homeowners and potential homebuyers an option to identify and assess any sewer line issues without having to dig. The high-tech solution reduces delays and requires no excavation.

Tip #2: Ask questions about the performance and problems of the sewer line.

Questions might include:

  • What problems have occurred in the history of the home?
  • How were these problems resolved?
  • Have there been any recurrences of the same problems?
  • What documentation is available about the problem?
  • If a sewage spill occurred, is there documentation certifying that the cleanup and restoration process met industry standards and any municipal codes regarding sewage cleanup and restoration?
  • Were the repairs a short-term or a long-term solution?

Tip #3: If a sewage problem is identified, negotiate a reasonable solution or continue the search for another home.

A sewage issue between the house and the road can be due to several factors. Tree roots may have punctured older clay pipes and clogged the system. Tree root intrusion can cause extensive damage and require large-scale excavation. If the sewage pipes are deep, the excavation work could cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Shifting earth, the weight of heavy equipment, or a nearby tree can cause an offset or collapse in the sewer pipes in the yard. Older homes may have terracotta pipes that degrade over time; in addition, aging pipes will crumble when stressed. Damaged pipes may still deliver raw sewage to the mainline at the street, but it is only a matter of time before the pipes collapse entirely or become clogged with dirt and roots.

Tip #4: Be willing to work with the current homeowner if the sewer line issue is not a deal-breaker.

The problems mentioned above may need extensive excavation that requires cosmetic landscaping after the repairs are completed. It may be that the homeowner will cover the heavy expenses of repairing the sewer lines if the prospective owner is willing to shoulder the burden of the landscaping.

Tip #5: Research alternative solutions.

Advances in plumbing technology may provide a very cost-effective, long-term solution that avoids excavation or expensive pipe replacement. One such solution is the installation of a sewer liner. The liner is a flexible tube coated with resin that hardens to form an additional layer within the pipe’s interior. The application inhibits the growth of tree roots in the system. While this option can be very expensive, it is less costly than an extensive excavation.

Tip #6: Always obtain multiple quotes from reputable, qualified plumbers and other service providers.

An inspection, assessment, and quote may or may not come with a fee, but they are priceless assets. The purchase of a home with severe plumbing and sewer damage and hidden water damage could be financially catastrophic for the new owner.

The severity of sewage damage underscores the necessity of prequalifying a reputable, certified, bonded, and insured damage restoration company. Listed below are some important questions to ask potential hires:

  • Does the company guarantee a rapid response?
  • Do technicians use the best and latest equipment?
  • Are the technicians experienced, well-trained, and certified by the IICRC?
  • Can the property damage restoration company handle the project from start to finish, including managing the insurance claims process?
  • How do online reviews rate the company?
  • Does the company have good references?
  • In the event of a widespread disaster, can the team scale accordingly?

These are only a few points to consider when hiring a restoration and cleaning company, such as SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth offers a rapid response, 24/7, 365 days a year. The team uses the latest equipment, cutting-edge technology, and advanced cleaning techniques, and the company’s IICRC-certified technicians are some of the most highly trained professionals in the industry.

For more details about water damage restoration and sewage cleanup in Fort Worth, TX, and surrounding areas, email SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth at office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com. The team of restoration and cleaning professionals can also be contacted by phone at (817) 741-5737.

SERVPRO shares why it should be the primary choice for damage restoration of Northeast Ft. Worth Residences.

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth shares its mission for quality damage restoration with homeowners and business owners across the US. It carries on the tradition of quality restoration that has helped members of the community rebuild.

Why SERVPRO Is the Best Choice for Property Damage Restoration in the Winter

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth has been providing quality restoration work to the Fort Worth, TX area for many years. How have they earned the trust and loyalty of so many satisfied customers? SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth shares the values that allow SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth to stand out from other fire restoration companies, mold remediation companies, and water damage restoration companies.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth has been a trusted member of the community for decades. Texans demand the best customer service and a job done right. Discover how SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth became an industry leader in property damage restoration.

Restoring Many Types of Property Damage

Home damage may result from a complex phenomenon that involves many threats at once. Storms can knock down electrical wires and heaters, sparking fires. Firefighters put out a fire but cause water damage in the process. The moist conditions created by water damage provide a breeding ground for mold, and that’s when it’s a good time to contact a flood damage restoration company. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth has vast experience in all areas of damage restoration needed to restore a property affected by this type of incident. 

Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration companies such as SERVPRO mitigate and restore the water damage sustained by a property. This process includes water extraction of any excess water. The drying and dehumidification of affected areas including the floor, walls and ceiling will remove remaining water and help prevent mold growth. SERVPRO will also restore contents such as rugs, furniture, and other items deemed salvageable. 

Fire Damage Restoration

Fire restoration companies remove charred wood, restore damaged walls, clean discolorations from ash and soot, remove smoke odors, and remediate water damage incurred from firefighting efforts.

Mold Remediation Companies

Mold remediation companies in Texas take a proactive approach to dealing with growth. A licensed remediation company like SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth will develop a mold remediation work plan that is based on a detailed mold remediation protocol provided by a licensed mold assessment consultant. Following this protocol and work plan will allow the technicians to remove mold and mold spores, helping to prevent its spread through the home or business. 

Decades of Experience

How has SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth became skilled in so many areas of restoration? Their expertise comes from experience over time in:

Water Cleanup

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth uses the latest equipment for drying out rooms, carpets, and personal items. They have decades of experience in water cleanup, including restoring upholstery, repairing or replacing drywall, and many common building materials.

Mold Removal

Mold can be an insidious threat to homes. As a state of Texas licensed mold remediation contractor, SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth adheres to the highest standards for mold removal.

Commercial Water Damage

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth knows the challenges that business owners face after disasters. Technicians are able to respond promptly and work with business owners to ensure the water damage incident is dealt with efficiently and with minimal disruption as possible to business operations.

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is available any time of day or night, seven days a week for emergency damage restoration services. Call us for a rapid response to any size property damage or to schedule water damage restoration services.

Commitment to Customer Service

As homeowners and business owners ourselves, SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth understands the unique needs that both types of customers face. Since we are locals who live and work in the community, we have a strong desire to assist our fellow neighbors and respond rapidly with empathy to any size emergency incident.

Residential Cleaning Service

Every homeowner needs to feel safe at home and enjoy their home’s beauty. SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth provides a wide range of cleaning services ranging from air duct and HVAC cleaning, viral disinfection or trauma clean up to general cleaning such as carpet and upholstery to cleaning the ceilings, walls and floors of a home.

Commercial Cleaning Service

Businesses depend on customer loyalty and brand image to grow and thrive in a challenging economy. SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth offers a quick and professional commercial cleaning service so that local businesses can reopen their doors when cleaning needs go beyond what a janitorial crew can provide.

Local Ownership, Nationwide Reach

Individual SERVPRO branches have local ownership, so homeowners can trust them to have ties to the community and know the area well. Together, the SERVPRO branches form a network that works together to source the best materials and recruit the best property damage restoration specialists.

Booking an Appointment with SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth

To make an appointment for property damage restoration in the Fort Worth area with SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth, call (817) 741-5737. Meet the team in person at 4200 Glenview Drive Fort Worth, TX 76117.

Why SERVPRO: Quick Response Water Damage Restoration to Prevent Further Damage

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth explains why a fast response is crucial after a home or business experiences water damage and why they're considered a leader in the industry. 

SERVPRO specializes in water damage restoration caused by storms, burst pipes, flooding, firefighting efforts, and more. Their highly qualified team serves the Fort Worth community, offering 24/7 emergency water restoration when needed. Services include water removal, deep cleaning of walls, carpets, floors, blinds, and upholstery, as well as mold remediation. 

Each member of the SERVPRO team undergoes intensive water damage restoration techniques, learning the proper ways to perform water cleanup and mold removal. Training meets the highest standards of the IICRC and includes a certification program, related continuing education classes, and ongoing training through web-based workshops. As a leader in the industry, Texans have been choosing SERVPRO for their water damage restoration since 1998.  

Why SERVPRO: Quick Response Water Damage Restoration to Prevent Further Damage

#1: SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Emergency Water Restoration

After a flood or storm, the first 48 hours are critical. Water damage restoration should begin immediately to avoid further damage to the property that could end up costing far more down the line. Using an emergency water restoration like SERVPRO is essential, especially if the incident occurs outside of business hours. SERVPRO responds to emergency calls within an hour, no matter what day of the year or time of day it is. 

#2: SERVPRO Handles Water Cleanup

The first step water restoration companies take after assessing the damage is removing all of the moisture. Often this includes large water pumps to drain the water from the affected area. Any affected building materials such as carpets, sheetrock, and insulation will also need to be removed. Once this is done, high-efficiency dehumidifiers and commercial fans are used to speed up drying and eliminate moisture from the air. Doing this helps to prevent permanent damage. 

#3: SERVPRO Stops Mold Production

It takes just 24 to 48 hours after being exposed to moisture for mold spores to develop and grow into a full-blown colony. SERVPRO interrupts the process by taking the proper measures before it gets to that point. If water damage restoration wasn't started immediately and mold had time to form, SERVPRO's team is also trained to safely handle mold removal.  

#4: SERVPRO Is Locally Owned

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, with over a dozen locations in Texas. They serve Fort Worth, Haltom City, and Keller, TX, to name a few. The SERVPRO team is made up of your friends, family, and neighbors, all working together to make this difficult situation easier for homeowners. 

#5: SERVPRO's Staff Is Highly Trained

Working at SERVPRO requires significant training, turning their staff into fire and water damage specialists. They're required to complete the highest Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a SERVPRO-specific training program, related continuing education classes, and ongoing training through web-based workshops. It's efforts like these that have made SERVPRO a leader in the industry. 

SERVPRO is a trusted member of the community. They have been offering their services to the area since 1998. Their highly trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment have put them at the top of the industry, making them the number one choice for water cleanup and restoration. If you’re in need of emergency water damage restoration, call them now at (817) 741-5737 and avoid further damage to your home. 

SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Property After a Fire

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Our Servpro technicians are experts in Fire Restoration Our SERVPRO technicians are experts in Water & Fire Restoration

If you find yourself facing a fire damage situation in your Fort Worth area home, obtaining qualified professional help is easier than you might think. You are not alone and should never take on the task of renovating your property by yourself after a fire occurs. It can be hard to address every damaged item correctly, especially without the proper training and equipment.  

Until you face this type of tragedy yourself, you may not fully understand the level of damage that occurs. In this instance, nearly half of the roof, rafters, decking, insulation, wiring, ducting, and other materials require replacement while the other portion needs a thorough cleaning and deodorization method performed to restore and remove the odors that exist. 

Hundreds, if not thousands of posts from other do-it-yourself restorers, on websites all over the net, describe this as an unmanageable event. Some claim that you must tear down the entire structure and rebuild to get the odor out of your home after a fire. However, SERVPRO technicians perform deodorization and cleaning methods on a daily basis, successfully restoring many homes just like this one.   

SERVPRO is available throughout your local community; we offer customers full-service solutions to fire damage situations of all shapes and sizes. Regardless of how the fire began on your property, we can help provide you with much-needed answers and solutions that get things back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can also help you prevent future events from occurring, and give quality recommendations that avoid future losses. 

Avoid following someone else’s failed attempts at restoring their home alone. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth for access to qualified professionals 24/7, 365. We respond quickly, helping you restore your Keller, Park Glen, or Trace Ridge home the right way, the first time, call today. (817) 741-5737 

How SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth Serves the Needs of Elderly Clients

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth highlights the reasons why they are a trusted provider of property damage restoration services for elderly clients.

Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is a trusted fire, smoke, and water damage restoration company serving the area around Keller, TX. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth builds upon a dedication to serving local communities with honesty and professionalism and provides continuous coverage twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Adult children with elderly parents, who live either nearby or hours away, can take advantage of the opportunity to pre-qualify a property damage restoration company before a disaster strikes. Here are seven reasons why it makes sense to proactively anticipate a disaster by vetting a SERVPRO damage restoration company.

  1. Faster to any disaster 24/7, including all holidays

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is strategically located to respond to a property damage disaster faster than any other damage restoration company in the area. This rapid response is a core priority of the SERVPRO corporate culture. SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth provides emergency cleaning and restoration services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays. Adult children living outside the Northeast Fort Worth area can expect an immediate response time, day or night, when an elderly parent suffers a property damage disaster that needs immediate attention. By the time a family member arrives, SERVPRO is on the job, moving forward with whatever services are needed in an emergency.

  1. Professionalism that exceeds expectations

Upon arrival at the residence, a technician will assess the damage. A full estimate with documentation, including pictures, is provided to the elderly parent. The estimate can be remotely reviewed by the elderly parent’s children or caregivers. Current phone technology allows an adult child to be virtually present when the technician explains to the elderly parent the extent of the damage and the immediate steps the team will take to mitigate the problem, stabilize the situation, and begin the restoration process.

  1. Hassle-free management of insurance claims

The staff at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is able to manage the complicated and sometimes confusing insurance claims process. SERVPRO franchise owners are often well acquainted with the insurance companies in the area and have positive working relationships with the local agents, having collaborated with them on many property damage restoration projects.

  1. Experienced, competent, and certified technicians

The SERVPRO experts adhere to the highest IICRC standards and are some of the best-trained technicians in the industry. Having a wide range of professional certifications ensures that the proper mitigation and restoration methods are utilized in the home. Adult children of elderly parents can rest easy knowing that a reliable remediation company is on-site and actively addressing the immediate mitigation and restoration needs. Peace of mind comes from knowing that an elderly parent’s home is in good hands.

  1. A team that is like family

The team at SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth lives and works in the communities of Fort Worth, Park Glen, Heritage Trace, Melody Hills, and Keller. SERVPRO technicians often know the customers they serve, their extended family, and their friends. This familiarity is extremely beneficial on those occasions when a team arrives on-site to deal with a stressful water, fire, smoke, or storm damage disaster.

  1. Professionals who care

A core value at SERVPRO is empathy. The SERVPRO professionals understand the stress, confusion, and grief that a senior citizen experiences when cherished personal items are destroyed by fire, smoke, or water damage. Property damage restoration often involves recovering and restoring sentimental items that are associated with fond memories of loved ones past and present.

  1. Practical advantages of pre-qualifying a reputable and well-respected property damage restoration company

Adult children who live in a different town or state than their elderly parent or parents should consider the practical benefits of pre-qualifying a reputable and well-respected property damage restoration company. Schedule an appointment to meet the owner and technician team of the SERVPRO franchise nearest the elderly parent. Strategically place refrigerator magnets for the local franchise on appliances such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, and freezer in case of a water damage disaster resulting from one of these appliances. Place the brand magnets in key locations such as the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen.

The repetitive, well-positioned brand magnets serve to familiarize senior citizens with the brand name, logo, and franchise colors. In case of an emergency, the elderly parent struggling with memory issues will have plenty of opportunities to spot the SERVPRO contact information. Consistent branding across multiple platforms (vehicles, uniforms, equipment, etc.) can reduce confusion and build confidence and trust in an elderly resident struggling with memory issues. Companies that lack this comprehensive brand consistency could confuse or startle some clients. Stress, disruptions of the normal rhythms of life, loud noises, unfamiliar faces, and other unusual stimuli can cause confusion and elevate cognitive impairment in some senior citizens.

SERVPRO has experience working with elderly clients, and the team understands the challenges they face. SERVPRO employees are connected to the local area and often know friends and family members of the clients they serve. This sense of community is so valuable when the team arrives at the scene of a property damage disaster and discovers that the client is an old friend of the family or even a distant relative. Pre-qualify a fire, smoke, storm, or water damage restoration company in Keller, TX, so that an elderly parent knows who to call in the event of a property damage disaster.

For more information about Keller, TX, water damage restoration, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth by calling (817) 741-5737 or by emailing office@SERVPROnortheastftworth.com.

SERVPRO Northeast Ft. Worth Is Here To Help

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO vehicles are at the ready! Our SERVPRO vehicles are at the ready!

SERVPRO Northeast Fort Worth can help stop a flooded house in Fort Worth

One of the worst feelings in the world is waking up to a flooded house due to a water leak within your home.  Some of the major culprits of water damage are caused by broken supply lines to the toilet, supply lines to dishwashers, supply lines to clothes washers, AC leaks in the condensation lines, and water heater tank leaks.   It is a good general rule of practice to have your AC and your water heater serviced by a licensed professional at least once a year in order to avoid leaks. Also check your supply lines to the toilets and dishwashers at least once a year for cracks or frays within the line.  These simple checks can help one avoid costly damage due to water leaks within your home. 

If you are faced with a water leak the first order of action is to find the source of the leak and, if possible, stop the leak.  The easiest and most efficient way to do this is to turn the water off to the house, which is located next to the water meter. The meter is located outside of the home by the front street, and can be easily turned off with a T bar wrench.

Once the water leak is stopped it is then time to extract the water as quickly as possible.  The longer the water is sitting in the home the more damage to belongings and structure occurs. Possible mold growth can start to develop if the water is not removed within a timely fashion. It is very important to call SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth when face with water in the home.  We have the ability to quickly extract the water to lessen the home damage. We understand drying technology to properly install air movers and dehumidifiers in order to quickly dry out areas in your home.

At SERVPRO Northeast Fort Worth we work hand in hand with your homeowners insurance to safely and professionally dry our your home, thus saving the you time and expense and quickly getting you back on their feet after a water loss.  Most insurance companies prefer to work with our company due to our professionalism, honesty, and industry experience in the field of water loss remediation.  We work closely with insurance adjusters and insurance companies in order to help ease the burden on the affected homeowner.

If you are faced with a water loss please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth.

www.SERVPROnortheastftworth.com

817-741-5737

We offer a variety of services

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Many people do not realize this, but SERVPRO also offers a wide variety of cleaning services. From pet stains to graffiti, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth can help you restore your home or business with expertise.

Some of the cleaning services offered are:

Air Ducts and HVAC – One of our most popular cleaning services is a thorough cleaning of heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit. This can help greatly with indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency.

Odor Removal – For odors that come from both inside and outside the house, SERVPRO can help eliminate odors in your home or business. Some common sources of odors can be cigarette smoke, mold, skunk spray, and biohazard. We are also able to remove items such as clothes and furniture to our onsite ozone chamber. We recently had a claim where a client’s dog brought in a skunk and we were able to remove the odor from his home by utilizing our ozone machines.

Commercial Cleaning Services – When you need cleaning services that go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

Vandalism and Graffiti - Our technicians can act quickly to address vandalism and graffiti to your house or commercial building. We can remove spray paint, as well as clean driveways, sidewalks, metals, woods, plastic and masonry.

If you find yourself in need of one of these cleaning services, please give us a call at 817-741-5737.

The Reason Fort Worth Residents Call SERVPRO for Property Restoration Services

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

"Like it never even happened." - Image of building Here at SERVPRO, we make it "Like it never even happened."

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.

Water
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.

Mold
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 effects, 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.

Storm
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.

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

1/24/2021 (Permalink)

Equipment drying the vanity Equipment drying the vanity

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. 
 
Mold 
 
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. 

Why SERVPRO Relies on Advanced technology for Water Removal

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding in office Flooding in office

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 if 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.

Overcoming Mold Growth In Your Fort Worth House

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Bacterial growth can appear anywhere in your home Bacterial growth can appear anywhere in your home

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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We do it all

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is ready to go at any time SERVPRO is ready to go at any time

Many people do not realize this, but SERVPRO also offers a wide variety of cleaning services. From pet stains to graffiti, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth can help you restore your home or business with expertise.

Some of the cleaning services offered are:

Air Ducts and HVAC – One of our most popular cleaning services is a thorough cleaning of heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit. This can help greatly with indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency.

Odor Removal – For odors that come from both inside and outside the house, SERVPRO can help eliminate odors in your home or business. Some common sources of odors can be cigarette smoke, mold, skunk spray, and biohazard. We are also able to remove items such as clothes and furniture to our onsite ozone chamber. We recently had a claim where a client’s dog brought in a skunk and we were able to remove the odor from his home by utilizing our ozone machines.

Commercial Cleaning Services – When you need cleaning services that go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

Vandalism and Graffiti - Our technicians can act quickly to address vandalism and graffiti to your house or commercial building. We can remove spray paint, as well as clean driveways, sidewalks, metals, woods, plastic and masonry.

If you find yourself in need of one of these cleaning services, please give us a call at 817-741-5737.

Sealing the crawlspace

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Water Removal

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Water soaked in carpet Carpet soaked from water

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.

24/7 Service

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

Mold infestation

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

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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 others within the property. Mold growth is one of the situations that might not develop overnight, but by the time that homeowners notice its presence, it 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 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.

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.

We Can Restore Your Home From Secondary Damages

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Overcoming Mold Growth In Your Home

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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We can restore your home

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Overcoming Secondary Damages 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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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.

Water
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.

Mold
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.

Storm
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.

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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.

Meet Our Crew

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. 
 
Mold 
 
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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