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Fall Clean Up Is Important For The Safety Of Your Home

10/6/2019 (Permalink)

A Residential Gutter Filled With Leaves Fall Is the Time To Clean Up Outdoors And Get Ready For The Winter

As fall leaves begin to fly and temperatures begin to fall, it is essential to make sure that your fall clean-up starts, so they do not make way to future disasters. Enlist the help of your entire family and make it fun. 

Check weather stripping and caulking around doors. Cracks and missing stripping can cause heat loss and allow the fall and winter weather to intrude into your home. This can cause damage to your windows, doors, and floors. Make sure that the proper repairs and replacements are made. 

Check and clean your gutters and downspouts. When they become clogged or loose, they can create water damage in and around your home.

Patio furniture should be cleaned covered or stored away, so it remains in tip-top condition for next spring and summer

Garden hoses should be drained and unsecured from outdoor water spickets. This will prevent the hose and the outdoor water source from freezing thus potentially causing pipes to burst and creating a water disaster

Check out exterior paint. Does your home need a touch-up? Cooler weather allows you to complete any outdoor painting activities. 

If you have a swimming pool, it is time to close it for the season. 

Busy schedules sometimes give way to the opportunity to season proof your home. Should you forget and be faced with a flood, water, or fire emergency, contact SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas (214) 463-5880. We are here to serve the communities of the Greater Dallas Area, including Dallas, Oak Cliff, Kessler, Cockrell Hill, the Bishop Arts District, and Wynnewood.

Water Damage Ready Professionals

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Flowing Onto A Kitchen Floor We are here to help with your water damage emergency 24/7

Water damage can range from minor to absolutely disastrous. When faced with residential or commercial water damage, call SERVPRO of Southwest. We are recognized as a trusted leader in the water restoration industry. As a locally owned and operated franchise, our team has the knowledge needed to solve the problem quickly.

Offering 24/7 emergency service, customers will speak directly to one of our SERVPRO professionals who are highly skilled, trained, and certified water damage technicians. Customer Service is our top priority. 

As a professional water restoration company, we can work closely with your insurance agent to ensure that all of the required paperwork is completed accurately allowing the restoration process to move forward. Our team will stay in communication with you throughout the process, so timelines and expectations are clear. 

At SERVPRO, we have a six-step water restoration process using advanced technology. 

  1. Emergency Contact with our Customer Care Representative
  2. Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
  3. Water Removal and Water Extraction
  4. Drying and Dehumidification
  5. Cleaning and Sanitizing
  6. Restoration

We understand that every water disaster is different. SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas is here to provide unique solutions. Call us (214) 463-5880 to help you quickly recover from your next water damage emergency.

Flood Damage? No Problem - We Are Here to Help!

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Flood Waters Next to a Flood Wall We are to help with any flood emergency

Storm damage, especially from flooding, can be disastrous to a residential or commercial property owner. 

After the floodwaters regress, the charge of restoring your property begins. It can be wearisome. Most everyone wants to return their property and start the restoration process. 

However, It is crucial to understand that if the flood was severe enough to require evacuation, it is equally essential to stay safe when you return.   

Consider the following before you re-enter your property:

  • First, contact all your utility companies to ensure that electric and gas are turned off and sewer lines are intact. 
  • Check for any visible structural damage like loosened or cracked foundation, other cracks or holes that would make it dangerous to enter. 
  • Once you enter the structure, look for warping of ceilings or drywall damage. 

SEVRPRO of Southwest Dallas will help!. Depending on the amount of damage, water can impact wood and drywall that has either been submerged for a long or a short period. Left professionally untreated continuing problems such as the deterioration of wood and wall coverings as well as the development of mold can develop 

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas has access to an extensive inventory of recovery equipment. We have qualified professionals to respond to emergencies and disasters of any size or severity.

With 24/7 response, our professionals offer effective mitigation service designed to save our customers time and money on the restoration work that their home or business requires. Our fast response to water loss emergencies can prevent structural degradation and the formation of hazardous mold colonies. 

No matter the emergency or when it occurs, our team can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas (214) 463-5880 for water damage mitigation and restoration needs. 

A Salute to the North Texas Day Of Giving

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Volunteer Hands Tree Supporting Our Communities is #1 to Our Team

For SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, it is important for us to be involved in community events.  That promote uplifting others in Dallas and the surrounding communities

Recently, we were promoted and participated in the North Texas Day of Giving which is led by Communities Foundation of Texas. It is one of the largest community charity events in the nation.  As a giving event, it designed to empower everyone to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes important to them.  It was a one-day event that raised over $50 million dollars.  It is all about helping the communities we serve to thrive. 

We appreciate the hard work that went into this successful event.  And, we appreciate our local communities for their contributions.  Thank you.

So What Is The Difference Between A Severe Weather Watch And Warning?

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

A Large Tornado In Texas With Lightning! Understand the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and warning.

So, exactly what is the difference between a Severe Thunderstorms Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Warning.  Let’s test our knowledge.

Get Prepared when there is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.  This means that severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area.  It is important to stay informed and be prepared to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued by the national weather service.  Typically, a watch area covers several counties and states. 

Take Action when a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued.  Radar or spotters have reported that there is severe weather.  These warnings are not to be taken lightly.  There could be an imminent danger to life and property.  Take shelter immediately.  Leave mobile homes. They can blow over easily in high winds.  It is important to understand that warning typically cover a smaller area like a city or town.  The area may be impacted by large hail or damaging winds that have been identified by a national weather service forecaster on radar or a trained spotter or law enforcement official who is watching the storm.

At SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, your safety is our first concern.  In the event, that you need storm clean up assistance after a storm large or small.  Call us (214) 463-5880 for 24/7 emergency service.  We can help with any severe storm damage and board up service.

Have A Pet Readiness Plan In Place In Case Of An Emergency!

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

A Happy Corgi Walking in the Rain Make sure to take care of your pets during a weather emergency.

A good thing to keep in mind is when there is a weather-related disaster. What is right for you is also suitable for your pets. Don’t leave your pets alone. They may be injured lost or worse. Consider options for the safety of your pet.

  • Create a pet buddy system if you are not at home.  Have a trust neighbor check on your pets. 
  • Make a pet emergency kit with portable bowls three days of food and water and some of their favorite toys and treats.
  • Contact your veterinarian.  Obtain all up to date health and shot records for your pet.
  • Know where local animal hospitals and veterinarians are located. 
  • Add their contact information to your own personal emergency list.
  • Make sure that your pet is microchipped with an up to date phone number and contact information. 
  • If for some reason you cannot return home right away locate a boarding facility

We understand at SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas that your pets are your family. And, that it is crucial to take precautions for them too.
Once everyone is safe, and out of harm’s way, when you need assistance with your flood, fire, or water emergency, we are available to help 24/7.

Disaster Can Strike Without Notice!

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

A Drawing Of A Person Fleeing A Building In An Emergency Develop A Plan For Emergencies At Your Workplace!

No one ever expects an emergency or disaster at work. Emergencies and Disasters can strike anyone, anywhere and at any time. You and your valued employee could be forced to evacuate your business when you least expect it. The best way to protect your employees and yourself is to develop a well thought out emergency plan that everyone understands.  

Work emergencies come in all forms from floods to fires, toxic gas releases to explosions, and more. Preparation is key. It allows everyone to approach the disaster logically and calmly. This type of plan is not difficult to prepare. 

OHSA provides businesses with evacuation and procedures e-tool.  

Should your business be faced with a fire, water, or flood emergency disaster? Call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas (214) 463-5880. We are available to help your business 24/7 because we are “Faster To Any Disaster.”

Commercial Fire Prevention Tips!!

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Firefighters Battle A Commercial Blaze With A Fire Hose Firefighters put out a blaze. Keep your business and team safe by following a few safety tips.

The devastation that a fire can cause a large commercial or small business is extremely stressful. Business operations and customer relationships can be stalled, not to mention the impact on equipment, materials, and structures. For SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, it is important to us that the business owners are able to not only focus on the health of their business but, also on be able to prevent future fire emergencies, risks and staff education.

Here are some tips which may reduce your risk of fire hazards in the workplace. 

  • Have the Fire Marshall or local Fire Department inspect equipment and chemical areas routinely. These team can make sure that the fire alarm and sprinkler system are in excellent working order.
  • If you do not have a sprinkler system, consider purchasing one. According to NFPA, “Sprinkler systems were effective at controlling 96% of fires in which they operated.” 
  • It is crucial to unplug small appliances over the weekend – coffee makers and microwaves. Make sure that the appliances are given plenty of room to breathe. This includes mechanical rooms. This area should always be neat and free of debris.
  • Employees should know where the fire extinguishers are located in the building. An evacuation plan should be in place.   
  • Smoking should not be allowed in or around the building. 
  • Keep all doors closed during business hours; not only for security but the fire safety of your team. 
  • Make sure that the garbage is taken out daily. 

We understand at SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas how devastating a fire can be to your business. SERVPRO professionals have helped many businesses recover from small to extensive fire clean up. We will remove debris, clean the area, improve air quality, odor removal, and restore your property. Our goal is to return your site to the pre-fire condition.  

Call us if you have a commercial fire restoration emergency (214) 463-5880. We are here to help!

September is Severe Weather Preparedness Month!

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Severe Thunderstorm Clouds In The Sky Looming Over A City When Mother Nature Strikes - Make sure that you are prepared in advance!

The month of September is National Preparedness Month. Ready.gov offers several server weather safety tips. Severe weather can happen at any time and can include thunderstorms, damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, flooding. And, we still need to consider winter weather storms like freezing rain, sleet, and strong winds. All can leave residents of our communities at extreme risk. 

Weather disasters can happen at any time. This is why at SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, we recommend that our communities take action before severe weather strikes. 

Make an emergency and evacuation plan and communicate it to your family or employees. 

  • Put a plan in place
  • Make sure that you consider any special needs of your family or employees
  • Write out an emergency plan
  • Practice your plan 

Keep informed about emergency alerts

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas encourages you to be aware of the steps to take when Mother Nature strikes! In the event of a storm emergency, we are here to help with any commercial or residential restoration needs. Give us a call (214) 463-5880. We will restore your property, “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Fire, Water and Mold Disasters - What to do?

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO van outside commercial building One of our SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas Van's Ready To Handle Any Commercial or Residential Disaster

If your business suffers from a water or fire disaster, hiring SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas can drastically improve recovery times. Consult your Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP). This is a detailed document that outlines the steps that you, as a business owner, will need to take in the event of an emergency.  It includes critical information like shut off locations, contact information for emergency personnel and others relevant to your business and more. If you do not have an ERP in place, we will be happy to help you.  All your information will be stored on our convenient APP at no cost except peace of mind to you. 

It is essential to contact our insurance carrier right away. They will assist you in moving forward in the restoration process. They can provide you with timely and useful information that will get your business up and running. 

While we understand that you may be given other choices, contact SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas (214) 463-5880, our local franchise has the team of professionals in place to handle any size of commercial disaster. Our company has the reputation, people, and resources to handle the job quickly. We are responsive to your needs. 

We want you to focus your attention on moving your business forward. Our goal is to help you to be able to do just that. Look to our team for 24/7 emergency service after a commercial disaster strikes.