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Storm Damage Basics

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

When Storms Hit Southwest Fort Worth:

Unexpected emergencies like severe weather call for immediate action! Your Southwest Fort Worth SERVPRO knows that immediate reaction is important in helping to get life back to normal after storm damage has occurred. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth will always strive to contact our customers within 1 hour from the notice of loss to arrange for service! SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth will be on site within 4 hours to begin mitigation after storm damage has occurred. Our SERVPRO professionals will also provide verbal briefing of scope to you within 8 business hours of on- site arrival. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth can also perform pack-out services, which is removing salvageable personal property from the affected area for off-site cleaning and storage. When disasters strike, SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is there to help! 

Southwest Fort Worth SERVPRO Services Include:

Restoration:

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot
  • Water Removal & Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation & Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs & Contents Restoration
  • Electronics & Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

Cleaning:

  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene, & Vandalism
  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes, & Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Deodorization 

Our Work in Senior Living Facilities

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Recently the winter weather has caused many pipes to freeze, thaw, and then burst when temperatures start to warm up. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth gets many calls during this time to perform emergency services and extract flooding water. When an emergency happens and elderly people are involved there is a greater risk if the situation is not handled properly. This is where SERVPRO comes in! SERVPRO has a well- known image of professionalism and service. It is in our name! SERVPRO will work with our clients to ensure their safety and satisfaction with our work. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth worked on a senior living facility where a pipe had burst causing flooding in four different resident's rooms. We arrived within the hour and got to work! Moving residents to dry rooms, extracting water, setting up equipment, cleaning resident's affected items, packing it safely for move, moving it to the new room for the resident, and ensuring all steps to dry and restore the structure is done in a timely manner! SERVPRO is a completely turn-key company. SERVPRO can do rebuilds and renovations, our certified technicians stay with our customers every step of the way to make sure they are taken care of until the whole process is over! This is to make their emergency loss, "Like it never even happened. "

CALL OUR CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS TODAY: 817-557-6895

Fire & Soot Damage- Do & Don't

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Do:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer, and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim, and appliances. Protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowels, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on house plants.
  • Change HVAC filter, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Don't:

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your SERVPRO.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat, or water. ( They may have been contaminated)
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor. 

Conditions In Southwest Fort Worth Might Be Right For Mold

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Conditions In Southwest Fort Worth Might Be Right For Mold SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth knows what to do if mold grows in your home.

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 817-557-6895

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth for mold remediation services.

Faster to your Southwest Fort Worth Water Damage Event

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 817-557-6895

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Southwest Fort Worth Wildfire Damage Event

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

The active wildfires here in Southern California are increasing their impact as growing Santa Ana winds add fuel to these devastating blazes that are encroaching in our area. According to the New York Times, new fires broke out in Malibu on December 7, with at least 96,000 acres already burned in the Ventura area and 116,000 acres in Los Angeles County. Evacuations have closed hundreds of schools and forced 200,000 of our neighbors to seek safety. The “Thomas Fire” in the Ventura area continues to burn with the aid of strong winds. This fire has caused the closure of the 101 freeway and a boil-water advisory was issued for Ventura County.

Santa Ana winds

The Santa Ana winds that are enabling the fires to rapidly increase their reach can have speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. They are not expected to diminish until Friday into Saturday at the earliest. The National Weather Service has warned of “very rapid fire growth” in this area. SERVPRO Meteorologist Lela Davis said that the Santa Ana winds were already very dry when they reached the Southern California valley, allowing them to quickly pull moisture out of vegetation, increasing the risk for wildfires. For the first time ever, a purple wind warning was issued for today under the color-coded system used to advise about high winds. This purple warning pushed wind expectations from the “high” category to “extreme”.

Ready to help

Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth we are monitoring this wildfire situation closely. Our thoughts are with those neighbors who may be put in harms’ way during this event. In many cases, a wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business, but in others it may be a partial loss, or can result in mild smoke damage. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is Here to Help®. 

About SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help  817-557-6895

Southwest Fort Worth Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 817-557-6895

Southwest Fort Worth Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Southwest Fort Worth commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth:

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Southwest Fort Worth property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

We are storm and water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Have Storm of Flood Damage? Call Us Today!

817-557-6895

Southwest Fort Worth Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Southwest Fort Worth Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Southwest Fort Worth Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 817-557-6895