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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.

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!

Your Fire and Water Damage Team!!

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas realizes upsetting and worrisome a fire or water damage can cause your family or business. It is a disruption that can turn your day to day life upside-down. Our team of professionals will help minimize the interruption and fix the property damage quickly and in the most cost-effective way possible. SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas specializes in water and fire cleanup and restoration of both residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke or water invasion. And if necessary, we will mitigate mold and mildew.

Our team is highly trained and certified in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can be assured that we are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. No fire or water damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas takes great pride to ensure our communities families and businesses.   When the need arises for a fire or water restoration team, call us at (214) 463-5880.  We are available, 24/7!

SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas Is READY to Help!

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water, Fire, and Storms - We are "Faster To Any Disaster"

Disasters can be catastrophic for residences and businesses. Water, fire, or storms can create chaos; leaving you with a feeling of helplessness, not knowing where to turn after a catastrophe. SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas ready to help.

We understand that your property is one of the most significant investments that you will ever make.  This is why it is essential that you choose a company with the knowledge, equipment experience, and reputation you can trust to return your property to its preloss condition or better. We make your disaster, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas because

  1. We are trained to IICRC’s high standards in fire and water cleanup and restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.
  2. Our industry professionals regularly attend SERVPROcontinuing education classes locally and at the corporate offices.
  3. IICRC sets the standard for equipment in our industry. We meet their standards. Our team uses moisture detection, measurement, water extraction, drying, odor removal, and deodorization equipment. Our equipment can completely clean and remove the effects of water, mold, soot, smoke, and odor restoring property quickly.
  4. SERVPRO has been in business for over 50 years and has a team of over 1,700 franchises nationwide.

The next time you need the help of a disaster restoration company, call SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas (214) 463-5880

We Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Dallas Home After A Water Damage Disaster

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage leaves behind a damp and musty odor . Pictured is a hi-tech piece of equipment known as a hydroxyl generator used to restore the odor.

SERVPRO Saves Carpet from Water Damage in Dallas

We know there are many ways water damage can affect a home in Big D. The two most common areas in the house where water loss occurs is in the kitchen and bathroom, and then there are the slightly unusual circumstances.

A homeowner in Dallas with a water damage emergency contacted our SERVPRO location. He was widening a room in his home and accidentally hit a supply line as he removed sheetrock, resulting in a large amount of water spewing in the living room before he shut off the water.

Why SERVPRO? Our technicians have the training and equipment to handle any kind of damage from water in a home. We stay on top of the latest advances in the restoration sciences so we can assist property owners in saving water loss items rather than replacing at extra cost.

When we arrived, we scoped and found the water loss localized to a single area in the living room where the pipe break occurred. We moved the furnishings out of the room and used weighted extractors on the carpeting to push as much water out of the padding as possible.

Once we extracted the maximum amount of water, we set up to dry the wall cavity and carpeting. We set up air movers to direct air directly inside the wall cavity. For the carpeting, it is essential that the padding is thoroughly dried to avoid secondary issues such as foul odors or mold.

We used a technique called "tenting" to dry both the carpet and padding at the same time by lifting the sides, and we positioned one of our air movers to direct airflow over the padding and under the carpet while we positioned a separate air mover to blow air over the top of the carpet. This application forces any embedded moisture to rise where our dehumidifiers collect it.

Once dry, we confirmed with our detection equipment there were no elevated moisture pockets left within the room. Our technicians disinfected the room as another layer of protection against both mold and odors.

No matter if your water damage is large or small, SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas at (214) 463-5880 is ready 24/7 to mitigate your water loss, so it is "Like it never even happened."

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

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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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