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SERVPRO Brings the Experience, Expertise, & Equipment to Water Damage Emergencies!

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Brings the Experience, Expertise, & Equipment to Water Damage Emergencies! Our SERVPRO team is equipped to handle water damage disasters of all shapes and sizes.

Why Controlling Microbial Growth is Essential to Water Cleanup in your Dallas Home

A thorough remediation service is one that does not require repeat visits to the property weeks or months after initial service. The presence of moisture is a contributing factor to microbial growth which can cause further damages in the home. Controlling microbial growth as well as removing and drying a structure requires professional expertise as well as advanced remediation equipment.

We provide technicians with qualifications from the IICRC for water cleanup in Dallas homes. Our service offers a two-stage procedure to both remediate the immediate concerns and potential secondary damages. That means using our expertise to control microbial growth while service is carried out, ensuring your property is restored to its preloss condition.

Moisture is the leading factor in allowing microbes to grow. It makes sense then that thoroughly drying property is critical in the first stage of the operation. SERVPRO technicians are equipped with thermal imaging cameras that use infrared light to detect damp spots or moisture pockets. We also carry moisture meters that can be used to penetrate beneath the surface of hard flooring or sheetrock to assess the level of water saturation within.

Finding where moisture is residing helps to inform us of the type of equipment we need to remediate your property. Water beneath subfloors can be extracted using drying mats. This equipment, which is placed on the floor, cover a large surface area. The central area of the mat attaches to a vacuum to draw water from the floor without damaging or scratching the surface.

Once the fast-drying process is complete, SERVPRO can adopt the second stage of treatment to reduce the likelihood of microbial growth. The removal and disposal of any porous contaminated materials are necessary for this step. We can also thoroughly disinfect surfaces and apply anti-microbial treatments to walls, floors, and upholstery.

You need a comprehensive strategy for effective home remediation, contact SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas at (214) 463-5880 for assistance.

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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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