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Got Mold? What Now?

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Got Mold? What Now? Microbial Growth

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

Spring Shower Bring Summer Mold

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Everyone knows a very high percentage of the rain that falls during the year falls in the spring. In Texas we get through the storms and heavy rain by looking forward to the beautiful bluebonnets they help produce along our highways and rural fields.

The heavy rains can also cause water damage in homes.  Sometimes this damage occurs in a vacation home or in an area of the home that is not discovered until later, giving mold a chance to grow and take hold.

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth are experts in both water damage and mold mitigation and remediation.

Our professional technicians will restore your water damage or mold issue while providing excellent customer service.

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help

Call us at 817-557-6895 

Hurricane Harvey by Jessica Pine

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Hurricane Harvey by Jessica Pine Clean-Up After Hurricane Harvey

Because I grew up in Houston, working with SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth disaster clean-up  after Hurricane Harvey got emotional for me. . A customer asked me, "why would a marketing professional drive all the way to Houston to walk door to door through muck and debris? " why? Because I watched my hometown go underwater from 400miles away, completely powerless to help. I watched people get pulled out of the neighborhoods where I went to school, played softball, and had my first communion. My entire childhood engulfed in the floods. I couldn't pull Houston out of the storm, but I can help her rebuild.

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth gives us the opportunity to reach out and make a difference in our communities every day. If you have been affected by a natural disaster, call us 817-460-7766

Licensed, Bonded and Insured

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Hiring an appropriately licensed, insured and bonded contractor, such as SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth, may not seem important, but it all adds up to help ensure that you and your interests are protected, and gives you more assurance that you’re working with reliable, reputable professionals.

What does it mean?

Bonding protects the consumer if the contractor fails to complete a job, doesn’t pay for permits, or fails to meet other financial obligations, such as paying for supplies or subcontractors or covering damage that workers cause to your property.

Insurance may cover such situations as contractor-caused damage to property, or provide payment to workers in the event of a work related injury.

Licensing insures the consumer that all employees at SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth are properly trained and certified to perform the work you need.

For trustworthy, reliable contractors call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth 817-557-6895

Restoring Your Fort Worth Commercial Property

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Dallas/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.

We Do Mold Remediation!

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

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

Weather the Storm with SERVPRO

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Weather the Storm with SERVPRO Drying and Demo after flood

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit North Texas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 

Preparing for Tornado Season

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know Texas has the highest average annual number of tornadoes in the US? That's right, an average of 132 tornadoes touch Texas soil each year! 

Tornado season typically runs from March to June, however, tornadoes are capable of being produced year-round. Make sure you and your family get prepared ahead of time, as tornadoes can be unpredictable. 

Find the Safest Place in Your Home

It’s important to know the best place to go when a tornado hits. Find a space where there are no or few windows, away from breakables. If you have a basement, cellar or storm shelter, head there immediately. In one-floor structures, go to a small, interior space, such as a closet or under a stairwell. If possible, an interior bathroom in the tub could provide extra protection.

You should discuss where the safe place is with every member of your family, so they know where to go in the event of an emergency.

#2 Gather Supplies

Put together an emergency kit with these items:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day, for at least three days
  • Enough non-perishable food to last each person for three days
  • A battery-powered weather radio
  • Several flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Prescription medications
  • First Aid kit
  • Clothes and closed-toed shoes for every person

Southwest Fort Worth Smoke & Soot Cleanup

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

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

Southwest Fort Worth 24 Hr Emergency Water Damage Service

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today -
817-557-6895

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

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.

Meet our crew:

http://www.SERVPROsouthwestfortworth.com/employee-photos

Southwest Fort Worth Certifications:

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician