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Southwest Fort Worth Water Emergency Services

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Water leak from ceiling in Fort Worth home Have water damage? Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth (817) 557-6895.

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 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™ corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen car window Follow these prevention tips!

Tips to Prepare Your Southwest Fort Worth Home for the Holidays

  • Do not let your leaves stay put! This can cause mildew growth and smother your yard.
  • Keep your firewood stacked away from your home because creepy crawlers love cozy wooden homes! We recommend keeping your woodpiles more than 6 feet away from your homes.
  • Make sure to pest-proof your beautiful plants.
  • Cover and protect all outside faucets and hoses to prevent freezing and cold air from circulating into your homes.
  • Let the sunshine in! Opening your blinds or curtains can help to cut costs for electric bills.
  • BE WEARY OF ICICLES! As beautiful as icicles are to look at, they can cause major damage to your homes. Leaving them can lead to leaks and roof damage.
  • Humidify your air to keep mold away.
  • DO NOT pour hot water on your frozen car windshield. This can cause your windshield to crack! Instead, use an ice scraper and a commercial de-icing spray (rubbing alcohol will work too).

If you have any questions feel free to call your SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth at (817)-557-6895! We are here to help!

Unseen Water Leaks Cause The Most Damage

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

flooded floor in Fort Worth, Texas Call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth!

There's always cause for concern whether you come home to a small water leak or a large water leak. Why should someone worry about a small leak?

It is the water you can't see that causes the most damage! Your SERVPRO professionals understand how disruptive unseen water damage is. The water can contain bacteria, within a few days cause mold, and stopping the source can be very difficult if you can not easily see the water. That is where we come in! Do not risk secondary damages trying to clean up the mess yourself. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth to ensure the source of the leak is stopped. The structure is completely dry so that mold will not spread and give you peace of mind!

Here are a few tips to prevent leaks and a headache when they do happen:

  1. Always keep your roof inspected and up-to-date on all repairs.
  2. Document your possessions.
  3. Keep your trees trimmed to prevent them from falling onto your roof.
  4. Keep all gutters and spouts cleared out to make sure they are draining properly.
  5. Guard your foundation and basement.
  6. Keep up with your HVAC equipment and appliances.

Winterize Your Home

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

illustration of a coat with a house inside of it Follow these tips!

Winter in Texas can be a gamble. Some years are mild and warm, while others leave us iced in for days. Nevertheless, it is essential to take a few preventative measures to protect your home through the chilly months. Winterizing is generally a task that can be done relatively inexpensively, will make a big difference in how comfortable your home is, help prevent fires and water damage, and could even save you money on those utility bills!

Here is some way you can get a jump start on winter weather conditions:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts in mid-fall and double-check them before winter.

  • Replace the filter in your furnace.

  • Close any vents in your home that may have been opened for the warm weather.

  • Disconnect hoses from outside faucets and turn off the water.

  • Buy a snow shovel and other winter supplies before the messy weather hits.

  • Keep extra water and canned food in storage just in case.

  • Test your heating system so that you know it will work properly when you need it.

  • Give your deck a fresh coat of sealer to protect it from the winter elements.

  • Keep outside faucets covered when not in use.

  • If it's below freezing, leave kitchen cabinets open and water dripping to avoid a pipe freeze.

What to Expect When You Call SERVPRO

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO license plate Call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth at (817) 557-6895.

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 significantly increase the severity of the water damage.

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. 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)?
  • What year was the structure built?
  • What type of foundation does the structure have?
  • What type(s) of flooring is in the affected area(s)?
  • Have you experienced a previous water loss?
  • Is there any visible growth (mold, mildew, etc.)?

IICRC Certified Firm

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC logo SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is the right restoration company for you!

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the restoration industry standards and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified logo.

IICRC Certified Firms Must:

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes and accept arbitration's conclusions and recommendations.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the primary industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

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, and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO™ corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

24 Hr Emergency Water Damage Service

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded floor in Fort Worth, Texas We can make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

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 significantly increase the severity of the water damage.

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; 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.

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

Faster to Your Southwest Fort Worth Water Damage Event

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding in Fort Worth, Texas, home Act quick if you have water damage!

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.

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.

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.
  • Severe 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.

Frozen Pipes Can Lead to Water Damage

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Pipe burst in residential home Follow these tips to avoid freezing your pipes!

While the winter of 2015-2016 was relatively mild in Southwest Fort Worth, everyone who lived in the area at the time remembers the brutal winter of 2014-2015. Some of the details:

  • 40 days with the low temperature at or below freezing, this is well above average

  • 6 of 7 days with at least a trace of snow, sleet, freezing rain, or freezing drizzle from February 22-28.

  • Up to 7 inches of snow accumulation reported during Winter Storm Thor March 4-5.

Freezing temperatures can lead to frozen pipes, which can lead to water damage. Tips to help you avoid having your pipes freeze are:

  • Keep your home at a minimum of 68 degrees.

  • If you're away on vacation, shut off water supply valves to significant appliances.

  • Remove hoses from and cover outdoor faucets.

If this happens to you, SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is here to help. Call us at 817-557-6895.