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How Professionals Remediate Fire Damage in Oak Cliff

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Professionals Remediate Fire Damage in Oak Cliff SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas is ready to restore your fire damaged home.

Dangers of DIY Fire Damage Assessments of Your Oak Cliff Home

After a disaster in your Oak Cliff home, many owners want nothing more than to get back inside and determine the scope of the damage for themselves. While you might do this to understand the effects of a disaster on your property better, many others do it to begin to assess an expected cost to restore or repair damaging effects to the house. The best solution after a fire has occurred within your home is to reach out to our rapid response team to get a thorough and honest evaluation of the effects and damages.

One of the concerns about the DIY assessment of fire damage to your Oak Cliff property is the possibility of structural failure and weaknesses. With widespread fire effects, materials like wood flooring and supports can quickly burn to the point of structural compromise, and not all of these damages might get readily seen to untrained individuals. Our highly-trained technicians have extensive knowledge of fire restoration and recovery so that we can offer effective solutions for our customers regardless of the severity of the incident.

With structure fires, many materials and products can come into contact with the spreading blaze. What results sometimes is a volatile combustion of materials and chemicals that could be hazardous to breathe. Our SERVPRO team that arrives on site does so with the full measure of our personal protective equipment designed to keep us safe even in potentially hazardous conditions.  Tools like our hydroxyl generators with HEPA filters can help to remove potential contaminants, particulates, and even noxious odors from the environment while restoration work gets underway. 

It might be tempting to rush into your home after a fire has gotten extinguished to determine for yourself how bad the situation might be. To keep yourself and your family safe, you should trust in the rapid response and experience of our SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas fire restoration technicians. We can show up fast with the equipment and experience to make a difference. Give us a call anytime at (214) 463-5880.

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You Can Depend On Our Experts At SERVPRO To Restore Your Fire Damaged Dallas Restaurant

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial You Can Depend On Our Experts At SERVPRO To Restore Your Fire Damaged Dallas Restaurant We are ready 24/7 to respond to your call!

Responding To Fire And Smoke Damage In Your Dallas Restaurant

A fire breaks out in your Dallas dining establishment. It is short lived as sprinkler systems, and alert employees douse the fire quickly. The smoke and soot that a commercial kitchen fire produces can spread fast, moving into other areas of your restaurant even though the flames did not damage those spaces directly. Well-qualified technicians, following fire restoration industry best standards, implement a plan that manages all aspects of the recovery and gets you back in business.

Commercial fire and smoke damage are a Dallas restaurant owners greatest fears. Not only does the emergency expose employees and customers to immediate danger, but an inexpert restoration effort can also drive customers away if the lingering effects of the smoke and soot are not eliminated. Even if your establishment has a trusted cleaning company or on-staff housekeeping staff, our skills and training are critical to complete all aspects of smoke and fire cleanup and restoration.

SERVPRO sends IICRC-trained and certified employees and fully equipped service vehicles as quickly as possible after your call for help. A seasoned crew leader assesses the damage and prioritizes the tasks. Water and chemical extinguishing substance removal is first, followed by an evaluation of the smoke damage.

The protein-fueled fire usual in kitchens creates a noxious smelling smoke that deposits a thin, extremely adhesive soot on surfaces. SERVPRO professionals use appropriately matched cleansers on this lacquer-like coating. We also choose tools that help our crew loosen and dislodge the residue, employing agitation and careful abrasion to remove the smoke damage. The team does not limit our efforts to the kitchen. Every surface in all the spaces -- dining areas, restrooms, coat checks, front desk, lounges, and the rest -- are inspected, cleaned, and treated.

Smoky odors persist in the air and settle on surfaces, particles carrying the smell working their way into crevices and fabrics. SERVPRO handles odor eliminating systematically, removing foul-smelling objects and cleaning thoroughly to begin. Advanced odor elimination technologies like thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators seek out the smallest odor bearing particles. These options neutralize the smell at the molecular level, ridding your restaurant of this last sign of smoke damage, not merely covering up the stench.

Rely on SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas to handle all the challenges of restoring the smoke and other fire damage in your commercial property. We are ready 24/7 to respond to your call at (214) 463-5880.

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SERVPRO Can Restore Your Dallas Home After Flood Damage

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Can Restore Your Dallas Home After Flood Damage  Our team of experts has the right tools to restore your home after a flood.

Flood Damage can also Occur in Second Level Areas of Homes in Dallas

When your home sits in a relatively low area of Dallas, it can become flooded more easily than homes on higher ground. Something as seemingly benign and necessary as construction a few miles away can cause water to divert from past drainage patterns and cause you problems. 

Other situations can also create problems for Dallas neighborhoods leading up to flood damage. Some of these can pour what seems cleaner water into homes, but SERVPRO treats all flooding as Category 3 water. Cleaning this level up requires sanitation practices after extraction of the water, as well as drying homes' interiors to pre-flood aridity. 

After we extract the water invading your home and remove all the flood damaged areas from walls and floors, we can begin drying everything from top to bottom. Drying second-story areas is also essential because of the amount of evaporation that takes place in flooded structures. Even in colder climates, air currents carry moisture to drier areas. This continues as long as excess moisture remains present. 

To fight this effect and prevent damage from taking place in upper levels of your home, SERVPRO uses air movers to prevent condensation on cooler materials. We also use desiccant machines to extract water vapor from the air. Having these run upstairs is more effective than only using machines where the flooding took place, on ground levels, merely because it catches water molecules where they travel. 

As we finish clearing your home of residual moisture, we can also use our hydroxyl generators to help clean the air of odors. While ozone machines cannot safely run in damp environments without running the risk of discoloring textiles, or in occupied houses, hydroxyl generators do not pose the same risks. Because it uses UV light to neutralize odors at their sources, hydroxyl so safe enough that food-packing facilities use it to improve working conditions without compromising food safety. 

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas has the professionals you need to restore your home in the Bishop Arts District after flood damage threatens your property. Call us for professional mitigation services for this and other types of damage. Our 24-hour service line is (214) 463-5880. 

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How Our Experts Control Foul Odors In Your Dallas Home After A Fire

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Experts Control Foul Odors In Your Dallas Home After A Fire If you ever need help with eliminating unpleasant aromas after a fire takes place at your residence, call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas.

Fire Damage Professionals In Dallas Discuss Different Types Of Odor Control Equipment

Whenever something burns inside your Dallas home, the smoke created can cause soot residues and burnt aromas to exist. After the blaze gets extinguished, it is wise to call in a professional fire damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. When things burn, only some of the fuel used gets fully combusted or turned from a solid state to a gas when heat is applied. Many items only get partially consumed and get put into your indoor airflow in the form of smoke. Once these particles start circulating throughout your house, they begin to solidify onto cooler surfaces and cause soot removal as a part of your fire damage situation.

These partially combusted particles can also penetrate deep into porous materials like carpet and fabrics. Even after all soot is removed during your fire damage situation in Dallas, eliminating unpleasant odors is often the last step. Sometimes foul smells can exist inside your contents as well as your building materials. When this is the case, we usually pack out your contents and deodorize them in a separate, clean and disinfected location. Our SERVPRO technicians separate your contents from your structure at times so that our deodorization techniques can work more efficiently to eliminate odors out of both your possessions and building materials.

One way to eliminate smoke related odors is to utilize equipment that dispenses deodorant chemicals in the same manner as the smoke travels through your home. To do this, we can use fogging systems that break deodorants down to microscopic particles. A wet or cold tri-jet fogger can break compounds down to 20-50 micron size droplets. An ultra-low volume or ULV fogger can dispense chemical droplets down even smaller to 8-15 microns in size. For more severe situations a hot thermal fogger can be implemented to distribute particles as little as .5 to 2 microns in size and is used to penetrate chemicals deeply into materials.

If you ever need help with eliminating unpleasant aromas after a fire takes place at your residence, call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas at (214) 463-5880 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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How a Leaking Roof Damages Your Dallas Home

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How a Leaking Roof Damages Your Dallas Home This picture shows telltale signs of a water leak. Call SERVPRO before more damage occurs.

Restoring Your Water Damaged Ceiling and Walls in Dallas 

If your property has a leaking roof, it is a matter of time before significant water damage problems show up. For instance, the water might find its way through the drywall and baseboard into the cabinet area or the walls. It is essential to work with professionals who use specialized equipment to remove the water and dry such areas. We all know that water does not require much space to penetrate through places, so you have to act promptly to prevent your Dallas property from experiencing avoidable destruction.  

Not addressing water damage in your Dallas home can cause mold to begin to grow.  A combination of mold and stagnant water decreases the chance of saving and restoring your possessions.  Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors to check whether there is moisture in the wall cavities or ceiling area. Depending on the situation, we may use a penetrating or non-penetrating moisture sensors.  

We can then drill holes into the walls to drain the water. To speed up drying, we at intervals insert heater drying systems into the holes. Such systems emit hot airflow which helps to dry wet surfaces. Usually, our SERVPRO technicians remove the baseboard moldings before the drying process starts, and re-install it at the end of the process. If an odor problem has already developed in the building, we remove the odor-causing substances and perform deodorization to neutralize such elements.  

Irrespective of the size of the incident, our SERVPRO team works hand in hand with your insurance provider to make the claim process simple. We achieve that by recording essential details and discussing with the insurance adjuster when necessary. We also understand the importance of letting our customers know everything about the procedures we use during the restoration process. All our operations meet the local and state standards.  

When your residential or commercial property experiences a water damage incident, call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas to know your options. We offer cleaning and restoration services at any time of the day, call (214) 463-5880 to work with our experienced technicians.

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