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What is PH and the Effects on Your Contents and Cleaning?

7/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee Cleaning Building Ceiling After a Fire Cleaning a Building Ceiling After a Fire Using a Neutral Rinse Solution for the Second Step

pH stands for Potential of Hydrogen. Solutions are measured on a scale from 0-14 where 7 is neutral, above 7 is alkaline and below 7 is acidic.  To give you an idea, blood is pretty neutral around 7.4. Milk is also fairly neutral holding a pH in the mid 6’s which is why it is something we often drink after consuming something very spicy.  Rainwater is slightly acidic at 5.6 with pure water being perfectly neutral (assuming a temperature of ~77F).  Yes, temperature can play a role in the pH of a solution.  As the temperature rises, the solution will slide further down the scale and become more acidic. 

Very low acidic solutions can corrode or even dissolve metals which is why it is important to be aware of what cleaning solutions are being used in your home or business.  Most cleaning solutions are on the alkaline side.  Another term for something that is alkaline is a base.  Knowing the pH is important for many industries including agriculture, medicine, water treatment, and of course general cleaning.

At SERVPRO of Southwest we do a lot of cleaning, whether it is keeping a jobsite clean on a daily basis or cleaning contents or structure after a fire or ducts or carpets.  It is almost always a good idea to use a neutral cleaner or bring the pH back to neutral after cleaning.  Neutral cleaners are safer for the environment, create less skin irritation, and have lower risk of toxic fumes.  In addition to being safer, they are less likely to create damage to surfaces especially when it comes to natural or untreated surfaces like stone, tile or wood. 

If you need assistance with cleaning, don’t hesitate to give us a call at SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas 214-463-5880.

Commercial Properties Needs Extra Special Attention when it Comes to Emergency Planning

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

There are over 21 million commercial establishments in the United States, occupying 4.9 million buildings. These buildings cover over 72 billion square feet or 1.6 million acres. The U.S. adds about 1.6 billion square feet per year—nearly 110,000 buildings annually, or roughly half-a-million buildings every five years. The sheer magnitude of annual growth in commercial real estate is astounding.

How are you planning on protecting your property?

Most companies attempt to treat a commercial project like a “really big house”, which is a big mistake. Calling and hiring a restoration company without the right education or credentials can cause further damage and business interruption.

With residential homes, the primary purpose is to house a family, whereas commercial structures have a variety of uses and functions. All these factors can affect the restoration process. 

Commercial facilities, if they are greatly impacted by damage, require more time for scoping, planning, and estimating. Additional square footage affected raises the requirements of the commercial project, meaning additional management staff, labor, equipment, and supplies will be needed.

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas has a highly trained, experienced, and certified team, able to handle all your property damage needs. Our staff receives ongoing training from our corporate training facility to meet and exceed IICRC industry certifications. This ensures we provide the proper assessment and repairs. (For more information on our training and qualifications and how we can help restore your property, please contact us directly.)

When your DFW property is the victim of a disaster or damage, such as water and fire damage, fire and smoke damage, or storm damage, every minute counts to minimize the effect on your building.

Every time we enter a commercial large loss project, we focus on the differences that occur in a commercial building over a residential home. We consider how our communication, planning, and even our conversations might have to be altered to provide the highest level of customer service on a commercial restoration project when speaking with either an owner or property management team.

Your SERVPRO in Southwest Dallas cleaning and restoration team can provide support from water damage cleanup and water damage restoration to fire damage repairs and mold remediation services. As a locally owned and operated facility, we provide commercial cleaning services, residential cleaning services, biohazard cleanup, carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, mold removal, and more.

When you have a disaster or water emergency in DFW, call us, your trusted leader for restoration services, 24 hours, 7 days a week to restore your home or business. We are centrally located, and you will receive an immediate response. Faster to any size disaster. Make it "Like it never even happened."


Emergency Response Profiles Are So Important For Your Business, Here's Why:

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Having an Emergency Response Plan in place is imperative when owning or managing a business.

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas offers a complimentary service to any business that doesn't have a sufficient plan. Emergency Ready Profiles or ERP's, are an excellent way to be proactive ahead of any disaster. The plans are compiled by our team of experts, and documents with photos and directions are placed in a single folder for you and your employees. All sensitive areas in your building, such as shut-off valves and exits will be tagged for you. Your employees will know what to do, and where things like gas, electrical, sprinklers, and water shut-offs are located, in case of an emergency.

ERPs have all the important information a company would need during an emergency such as insurance contacts, policy information, and local emergency responders. The plan is available on SERVPRO's Ready App, so that it can be accessed at any time, and any place.

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas at 214-463-5880 to learn more about getting your free Emergency Response Plan from the professionals. We hope you never need us, but if you do, we will be there and make it "Like it never even happened." 

Fast Emergency Response Time in DFW?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

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A one-four-eight-hour rule for Southwest Dallas?

When your commercial business has a fire or water damage emergency, every minute counts. At SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, we follow the one-four-eight-hour-rule, meaning:

One hour: we will respond to your call within one hour or less

Four hours: we will be onsite within four hours of your call

Eight hours: we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

Fifty percent of businesses that experience fire or water damage never reopen. We understand the importance of getting your commercial business operational quickly and we will work to minimize the disruption to your employees and customers whenever possible.

Our team of highly trained technicians has the equipment, advanced training, and experience to get your business back to business quickly after a property damage loss. We have experience working in all kinds of buildings and business settings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

DFW's businesses and residents can rely on SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas to arrive quickly and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 214-463-5880. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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Growing Cedars Area of Dallas has Commercial Restoration Needs

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas was on site this past week at a HUGE commercial cleaning job. This indoor playground is made completely out of metal, so when a small fire happened, the sprinkler systems came on and caused the entire, about 10,000 square feet of metal playground, to rust. SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas was on site, with about twenty staff, to get it all cleaned up!  In just four days, we were able to get the smoke and soot cleaned up, as well as the entire playground cleaned and rust free again. 

Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, there is no job too big or small, call us in any emergency and we will be there for your commercial property needs!  If you have Commercial Restoration needs, call us at 214-463-5880. We will make it "Like it never even happened," for you and your business. 

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Mold in DFW Buildings

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

The discovery of mold in your building is often a cause of distress. Many DFW property owners are, rightfully, alarmed when they learn mold has taken hold; this is especially true when black mold is present. One of the first questions in response to this find is "Why is mold growing in my building?" There are several possible reasons.

  • Leaky pipes
  • Clogged plumbing
  • Storm damage
  • Appliance overflow
  • Broken hoses
  • Weakness in the foundation

Steps of Remediation

The first step in mold cleanup is to contact a remediation professional. If you haven't already identified the source of the moisture problem, the professional will probably conduct an inspection first. The source of water must be resolved before other work takes place.

The next step in treating black mold or any other type of mold is containment. It is crucial that mold spores don't spread further throughout your property. Professionals often have access to specialized equipment and training to keep your workplace or property safe.

After the mold has been contained, professionals will establish a source of clean air and proper ventilation. This step protects the experts and anyone in your building during the rest of the remediation process. If necessary, the professionals may recommend ventilation improvements you can make to prevent further mold growth.

Some materials may have been affected by mold to the point that the materials have to be removed. Professionals will seal those materials before moving them and will dispose of them appropriately. The remaining structure and content of your building will be cleaned thoroughly.

Finally, restoration work will take place. Materials such as drywall or carpeting that was infected may be replaced and steps may be taken to prevent the growth of black mold and other contaminants.

Prevention and Immediate Action

Perhaps, the most important thing to remember is that immediate action is the best way to prevent trouble, whether from water damage or the discovery of mold. Act quickly for the well-being of your employees and your DFW property.

Opening a New Business?!....Look at an ERP

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Falling Ceiling Tile & Insulation in a Wine Store Falling Ceiling Tile & Insulation in a Wine Store

With every new business comes the business owner's dream of doing what they love and have always wanted to do.  As they say, expect the unexpected.  The road of entrepreneurship is filled with potholes, look out!  

At any time, a pipe can burst or a fire can spark due to faulty wiring.  Do you know what you are going to do when something like this happens?  An ERP is an Emergency Ready Profile.  Planning for the unexpected will make things smoother when an incident does happen.  This will result in less time in a discontinued operation situation.

An ERP involves creating a list of emergency company contacts for a variety of issues as well as address and directions to building, listing pertinent building information such as utility shut offs and stairway/elevator access locations, knowledge of any hazardous materials on-site, etc.  Other things to think about, where will the emergency vehicles park?  What is the chain of command for your organization when it comes to an emergency? 

Running a business is keeps a person busy enough, the last thing a business owner needs is to see their dream collapse because he or she is not ready for the unexpected.  Don't let your business grind to a screeching halt for an extended period of time, put an ERP in place now.  SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas can assist in getting this game plan together, reach out to us today!

New Construction & Remodels - Be Initially Watchful

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Thermal camera picture of wet carpet Thermal camera picture of wet carpet from a commercial construction new build

There is nothing like opening up a brand new building or getting back into a building that has had a fresh remodel recently completed.  These are exciting times but hold your breath a little while as there are a lot of moving parts for any type of construction from plumbing to electrical to drywall.  There are many opportunities for something small that was missed to blow up into a big issue. Nails errantly nailed into a pipe, roof not completely sealed, appliances not connected appropriately, drainage not designed correctly, etc.

Time will reveal most problems, usually sooner than later.  It is a good idea to closely monitor using all senses.  Visual inspections are the most obvious but be aware of any odd smells.  Additionally, listen close for any dripping or unfamiliar sounds.

A preventative measure worth looking into are leak detection and automatic water shut off systems that can help mitigate water damage if something should happen.    

And another part of this initial breaking in period of new construction is having the appropriate contact names on hand.  This means not only having the general contractor's contact information but also the subcontractors' contact information along with a great mitigation company like SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas.  We hope none of these issues happen at your place of business but we are here to help if something should come your way.

Specialized Tools for Water Damage to Take Service to the Next Level

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Specialty Equipment Used for Water Losses - A Rover Specialty Equipment Used for Water Losses - A Rover

Water is a very intrusive thing.  Due to the nature of a commercial building, there are many, many potential sources of water damage.  With a lot of area to cover, it is important to accurately and quickly locate the extent of the water damage, and effectively remove the water in a timely manner.

One differentiating tool to use is a thermal camera.  With a quick scan a technician can locate and validate the water intrusion.  A typical moisture meter can take awhile if there is a lot of ground to cover.  In addition, a meter can be thrown off by the electrical wiring, pipes and metal studs often found in commercial buildings.

A second specialized piece of equipment is a weight-assisted, electrically propelled rover.  Most mitigation companies will use a wand to extract water on carpeted flooring. This can take a much longer time to cover the same area and will typically still not be nearly as effective.  

At SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, we use these latest tools/techniques among many others.  If you have a water damage issue in or around the Dallas-Fort Worth area give us a call at 214-463-5880.

Commercial Emergency Readiness Plan, Are You Ready?

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Office with water all over the floor Commercial office with water covering the carpeted floor

We like to assume that when it comes to accidents happening in the workplace that things will be status quo and nothing will interrupt our daily business routine. Unfortunately, bad wiring, rusted pipes, broken or loose fittings, long time unused sinks & bathrooms, sudden changes in weather, etc can all cause issues that seem to come out of the blue.  Inevitably things will always happen, it's just a matter of time.  This is why it is important to have a plan and the appropriate contacts in place when something does happen.  Brainstorm situations and take the time to write down your processes for these various scenarios.  The next step is to find reliable emergency response teams that can fill these roles.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, we serve a number of commercial building owners, managers, and tenants including large office buildings, condominium complexes, apartment complexes, etc.  For these clients, we are the emergency contact for numerous services including water, fire, and sewage losses in addition to bio-hazard clean-up and COVID-19 disinfecting services.  Add SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas to your Emergency Readiness Plan today!

Commercial COVID Disinfection Services

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

Electrostatic sprayers and disinfectants Electrostatic Sprayers, CDC approved disinfectants, and Personal Protective Equipment

In recent months SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas has routinely performed disinfection services much more often due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Commercial businesses typically will ask us to perform routine preventative disinfection services, which consists of applying CDC recommended disinfectants to highly trafficked areas and high-touch surfaces, such as tables, chairs, keyboards, doorknobs, etc.  In some cases we have been performing the preventative application services daily and/or between shifts at manufacturing plants to help prevent cross-contamination of workers and hopefully contain outbreaks.  SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas also uses high-tech equipment, such as electrostatic sprayers, to help get full coverage of the intended application area.  In addition, our team members are temperature checked daily and wear top-of-line ppe in order to keep your employees safe as well.  Call us today for a quote on a routine preventative maintenance program for your business.  

Commercial Water Damage and Odor Mitigation

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas Mitigation Equipment SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas Water Damage and Odor Mitigation Equipment in a Retail Store near Downtown Dallas

When a well-known retail store chain near Downtown Dallas had water damage to its back offices, along with an unpleasant odor as a result, SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas quickly sprung to action in order to resolve the issue.  They were able to pinpoint the source of the problem, put together a mitigation plan and estimate for the customer's corporate HQ approval, and answer any questions necessary to get started.  Once approval was granted, the SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas team worked with local management to set up equipment prior to the store's opening, so as to not disrupt the customer flow.  In only a few days, the area was dried out, and the odor had dissipated.  In addition, any potential growth or health issues had been mitigated through the use of air scrubbers and antimicrobial application.  Call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas today to discuss your issue with our professionals and how they could use the latest techniques and state of the art equipment to mitigate any damages.   

Commercial Construction Flooding

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Downtown Dallas Construction Site Flooded Downtown Dallas Construction Site Flooded

Construction sites area notorious for having water damage issues.  Whether it is due to drainage problems that still need resolved, a roof leak, a burst pipe during the construction process, or some other problem, SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas has got you covered.  We have handled all sizes of water damage projects, from seven floors in a downtown Dallas high rise, to water leaking down the walls from the newly installed sprinkler system in a condo.  No matter the problem, we have the resources and expertise to take care of things ASAP so that you can get back to work.  Call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas today at 214-463-5880, and we can start extracting any standing water, decontaminating the affected area, and place commercial air movers and dehumidifiers in order to reduce the chance of any secondary damage!

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, Water and Mold Disasters - What to do?

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

green SERVPRO van outside commercial building One of our SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas Vans 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. 

Schedule A Emergency Ready Profile Today!

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Plan Dashboard Your Personal Emergency Ready Profile Is On Your Phone!

It is essential to plan to lessen business interruption after a disaster.  Nearly 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster!

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas is ready to help commercial customers develop a SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile.  The plan will help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.   All the information you may need; contacts, property manager, insurance information, etc. will be accessible from your cell phone.

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas offers a complimentary Emergency Ready Profile to commercial businesses.

Your ERP with SERVPRO® will include:           

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in an emergency
  • A guide to help get you back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas a (214) 463-5880 to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile!

We Help You Get Back To Business In Oak Cliff After A Water Damage Disaster

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Air Movers When you experience water damage such as a busted water line, we can bring the equipment and prompt action to mitigate the situation.

Getting Your Oak Cliff Restaurant Dry After A Loss Incident

Water loss incidents are far more dramatic in a  business, as a higher volume of people end up displaced when there isn't a prompt response to get the situation resolved. With an establishment in the food and beverage industry, you have added levels of concern involved in the recovery of your business after water damage spreads through the area. There are many ways that your staff and the custodial team can get this situation under control if they act quickly before the damage becomes too severe.

As much as many business owners have trusted our SERVPRO professionals to help overcome water damage to Oak Cliff buildings in the past, the full measure of our expertise and resources is not always necessary for smaller scale water emergencies. The first step, as with any loss incident of this variety, is to determine the source and work to stop the flow of water to this breach or vulnerability until the appropriately qualified repair personnel can arrive to complete this task.

The focus now is on getting the restaurant dry so that you can avert a more damaging condition like mold or microbial growth, which can become very damaging to both your reputation and standing with the health department. Mold does not thrive in dry locations, meaning that getting the work started to clear out moisture and dampness is imperative. While you might not have the commercial grade drying and recovery equipment available to our SERVPRO team at your disposal, there are machines that you can rent that can help you to make this task more effective when dealing with water damage.

From local home improvement and hardware locations, you can often find a selection of:

Air movers and drying fans
Dehumidification units
Extraction tools

Depending on the situation in your restaurant, different tools and equipment might be necessary to get the building dried out. You can trust our SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas team to arrive quickly to help if the situation gets out of control or you need a second look at your recovery efforts. Give us a call anytime at (214) 463-5880.

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Our Technicians Explain Common Water Damage Issues In Your Dallas Office

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

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Common Water Damage Problems For Dallas Offices That SERVPRO Can Fix

One of the most pressing problems for our nationwide corporate clients with water damage in their offices is minimal interference with daily operations from our crews. While some large-scale damages like floods might shut down an entire area or floor of a building at once, most of our work involves localized and minimally intrusive solutions for common water damage issues in office buildings. Here are several common issues we come across, and how we take steps to stay out of the way when we handle them.

Leaks constitute a majority of the water damage calls we get from Dallas offices because they are both hard to predict and time-sensitive issues. SERVPRO responds Faster to Any Size Disaster, even small leaks that might seem unimportant and minimally intrusive to your daily business. However, without a fast reaction to the problem, a small leak could cause hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of damages. We come in shortly after your call to identify the source of the leak, cut it off, apply localized drying processes to the area, and clean up any visible damages we can identify. This entire process can often happen within just a few hours of your initial call.

Small Floods
A busted faucet or malfunctioning break room appliance can cause a small flood in part of the building before you have a chance to shut off the water. While these issues do typically require the help of a certified damage mitigation company like SERVPRO to stop mold growth and other complications from happening, we take care to cordon off only the affected areas while drying any remaining moisture out.

Whether for a real fire or an accident, sprinklers going off in your office can sometimes cause severe damages. Depending on how long the sprinklers were activated for and what parts of the building they soaked, we may need to implement more intensive drying solutions such as heavy-duty air movers and dehumidifiers. If the damage is light, however, we may not even need to interrupt a workday to do our job.

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas has years of experience helping corporate clients overcome everything from day-to-day maintenance and leaks to large-scale flooding and storm damage. Call us 24/7 at (214) 463-5880.

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Call Our Crew When Your Dallas Resort Experiences A Water Damage Emergency

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

You can reach our dedicated water restoration professionals anytime by calling (214) 463-5880.

Addressing Water Loss In Your Dallas Resort

With the amenities and stellar customer service that you provide, your Dallas resort has become a premier destination for those traveling through the area. With the booming metropolis of Dallas nearby, your guests vary from vacationers to business parties looking to unwind after long days of conferences and meetings. When water loss incidents occur in your facility, it is vital to get these situations resolved as quickly as possible to both protect your resort and its reputation with guests and the online community.

While you undoubtedly have a custodial staff and a maintenance team to handle situations, for loss incidents, these teams are often inadequately trained for full-scale water cleanup in your Dallas resort. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24/7 response to water loss incidents, arriving with the full measure of our IICRC-certified water restoration and structural drying specialists and the industry-leading equipment for effective mitigation that can save you money and get restoration completed quickly. It is our business to get you back in business.

While water loss incidents can inconvenience guests and company parties staying on the property, fast response to these situations can ensure that the area to get restored is much smaller and more manageable. Our professionals can also offer effective emergency repairs, fixing concerns with plumbing or structural damages that have allowed the water damage to occur or that are necessary to return your property to its original condition.

With a broad volume of recovery equipment, our SERVPRO team can arrive with multiple air movers, dehumidifiers, and a variety of extraction equipment to remove excess water and moisture quickly from the affected areas. With the right response to these emergencies, we can often prevent the need for extensive tear out and reconstruction with our effective rapid drying solutions.

You have a reputation and guests to consider whenever water loss incidents occur, so trust our SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas rapid response team to arrive 24/7 with effective mitigation solutions. You can reach our dedicated water restoration professionals anytime by calling (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)

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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