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Flood Damage Removal And Remediation In Dallas

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Removal And Remediation In Dallas Let SERVPRO extract all your flood damage fears.

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With Joe Pool and Mountain Creek Lakes right in the city limits, Dallas residents can be very familiar with flooding in their area. Depending on the storm that causes the lakes to break their banks, water in homes can cover the garage floor, or find its way into every room in the house. 

Remediating and removing Dallas flood damage takes a professional service with the best equipment available. SERVPRO response teams train extensively to extract and detect water, deodorize and dry the home, and dispose of the property too damaged for repair. 

After a flood, team members use Extraction equipment to draw out all visible floodwater and any amount trapped in carpets and wood floors. They use industrial-grade pumps for levels more than two inches high and smaller devices designed for removing surface water and drawing it from carpets and between floorboards. 

Not all floodwater is visible, however. Technicians use Detection equipment to find floodwater underneath floors and behind walls. Moisture meters can detect any levels above normal for the inside of a home and pinpoint the location. Once identified, team members lift floorboards to access water in the sub-floor. They also remove floor trim and drill a hole into affected drywall panels to allow water to drain. 

To speed up the evaporation process, SERVPRO technicians install Air Moving and Dehumidification equipment. The air movers generate warm, dry air team members can direct into the sub-floor and behind walls which forces moisture out. To capture and remove it, they use dehumidifiers that can pull up from the air up to 25 gallons every 24 hours, depending on the moisture level. 

Since floodwater contains dirt and other contaminants, it also contains odors that technicians use Deodorization equipment and chemical agents to remove. Technicians have access to spray pumps to treat affected surfaces directly, and foggers and ozone machines to create particles clouds to eliminate odors where they deeply penetrated wood framing and other property. 

Removing and remediating flood damage and can take time, but the savings in property not replaced can add up to thousands of dollars. SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas is proud to help local homeowners and in towns like Cockrell Hill, Kessler, and Oak Cliff put their homes back together and ready for occupation once again. If you need our services, call (214) 463-5880 today. 

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When Flood Causes Damage to Your Home, SERVPRO Offers Big Solutions

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Flood Causes Damage to Your Home, SERVPRO Offers Big Solutions We have what it takes to clean up the damage and restore your home "Like it never even happened."

Small Amount of Flood Damage, Large Odor in Dallas Home

Big D is no stranger to wild weather that results in flood damage. Unfortunately, the intense storms that happen year-round in this area of the country are the cause of small-scale flooding in homes.

Flood damage to a Dallas home should be professionally cleaned up. This type of water intrusion known as a category three black water, a designation that indicates water that is unhealthy for humans to touch or be around. Once cleaned up, the property requires disinfection for safe habitation.

When the water intrusion into the home is small in scale and does not affect much square footage, many homeowners wipe up the water and move on with life. However, water migrates quickly and can penetrate porous objects and wick into sheetrock and behind baseboards rapidly. Weeks, later if the moisture remains in these areas, it looks dry, but secondary issues such as mold, and foul odors become issues.

SERVPRO technicians answered an emergency call to come to a local home that experienced flooding in back entryway three weeks prior. The homeowner had cleaned up the water and assumed it was dry, but a musty odor appeared within the first week and continued to grow day by day and covering up the scent with plug-in deodorizers had not worked.

Our probes and thermal imaging equipment found the baseboards and subflooring had elevated levels of moisture. The area was small, but the odor was significant. We removed the baseboards to let adequate airflow into the damp wall cavity, and used mats hooked up to a suction device to thoroughly dry the subflooring. Lowering moisture below 45% humidity also inhibits the growth of mold, and that is why our technicians take readings during and after the drying process. Afterward, we hand-cleaned all surfaces with our proprietary disinfectants, and the homeowner found no remaining odors after our team completed the cleanup and odor control measures on the room.

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas proudly serves the area mitigating water loss from flood damage to your home. We are available 24/7 to come to your location no matter if it is a large or small issue because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster. (214) 463-5880

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After Wind Has Damaged Your Home In Dallas, Call Our Experts At SERVPRO!

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After Wind Has Damaged Your Home In Dallas, Call Our Experts At SERVPRO! Our rapid response team can mobilize quickly with effective equipment to protect your property and begin its restoration immediately.

Wind Damage Can Open Your Dallas Home To Flooding

Severe weather can affect Dallas homes in many ways. From torrential rainfall to gale-force winds that can uproot trees and knock over small structures, many properties cannot withstand these conditions for prolonged periods. Wind damage can affect your property severely depending on the force and the direction it travels. With the right conditions, you can lose portions of your siding and shingles off your roof, even if neither of these elements is aging or compromised already.

When siding gets pulled, your gutter system can fail which can lead to flood damage to your Dallas property. What happens in these situations is either a pooling of water around the foundation of your house or direct exposure to runoff and torrential rainfall from the missing siding material. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond fast to storm damages, helping to lessen the impact of flooding on the inside of your house with our advanced equipment and expertise.

From the time that our team first arrives at your home, we can get to work on extraction and emergency board up services and tarping. Depending on the damage to your home, these methods can keep the flood damages from getting worse while extraction and drying get underway. Once the storm has passed, we have professionals ready and able to get to work on restoring the outside of your home as well.

No matter what damage has occurred to your property, we have licensed contractors on our SERVPRO team with years of experience in general construction to offer fast and professional results. This approach for our customers saves them time and money, not to mention the hassle of locating a reputable residential contractor on their own after severe weather that has likely affected numerous houses throughout the community.

Many steps must occur after storm damage has allowed flooding to happen in your home. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas rapid response team can mobilize quickly with effective equipment to protect your property and begin its restoration immediately. Give us a call 24/7 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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