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Steps Necessary for Safe Mold Remediation in Your Dallas Home

5/7/2023 (Permalink)

a gloved hand pointing to mold growing by a window Found mold? Team SERVPRO effectively evaluates and remediates the mold damage on your property. We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Protects Your Dallas Home during Mold Removal

A Dallas property with mold has many problems, including unsightly patches and stains on structural surfaces, musty smells, and physical degradation of fabrics and wood items. The hazards mold poses when someone attempts to remove it complicate the problem since skin contact or inhalation is risky. Having a safety plan is necessary before attempting mold remediation.

Safety during mold remediation in Dallas properties must be comprehensive since the fungus is a menace to those removing it and those living there. The two circumstances create different requirements, so SERVPRO invests in unique safety resources to keep any harmful mold effects at bay.

Ways to limit mold exposure

  • Setting up airtight containment
  • Using vacuums to extract moldy residues
  • Using PPE when cleaning up moldy areas

The mold colonies growing on surfaces are relatively safe if they remain undisturbed. However, wiping, physical agitation or air currents break the colonies apart, releasing light debris into the air and heightening the chances of exposure through inhalation. Our SERVPRO technicians wear respirators when agitating areas with heavy mold. 

Other helpful PPE items

  • Rubber boots
  • Full-body suits
  • Heavy-duty gloves

Since protecting house occupants is essential, we can do full or sectional containment. We use 6-mill plastic sheets to seal doors and hallways or create airtight rooms within rooms. 

Capturing Mold Residues

Since many removal processes break down mold colonies into fine residues, effectively capturing them is an essential safety step. Using a vacuum system with HEPA filters to clean surfaces is one effective way to capture residues. Our SERVPRO crews can also use air filtration devices to help clear the air once we finish cleanup. Another essential step for containing residues is using self-sealing bags to collect materials torn down from the structure, such as drywall, carpet, and insulation. 

You can rely on SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for safe mold remediation eliminating its effects “Like it never even happened.” Call (972) 227-0800.

What Does One Have to Know After a Dallas Home Sustains Mold Damage?

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck on a street Don't panic if you see mold damage at your Dallas home or business. Contact SERVPRO, and we will remediate the damage and offer prevention tips.

SERVPRO Offers Information on Mold Checks, Protection, and Risks at Your Dallas Home

You have probably always thought of mold infestation as a straightforward situation whereby your home is either contaminated or not. However, there is much more that you need to know about mold to manage contamination at your Dallas property. Understanding its risks and spread patterns is essential information.

One of the standard responses when a Dallas home shows mold damage signs is cleanup to remove debris, soiling, and resolve any odor issues. The correct approach is necessary to avoid aggravating the problem or endangering the people handling the task. SERVPRO's crew of IICRC certified applied microbial remediation technicians (AMRT) performs cleaning safely and uses the opportunity to teach the homeowner about different mold-related issues.

Some Crucial Information to Learn Includes:

  • Mold inspection
  • Limiting the spread
  • Dangers of exposure

Since the spores that trigger contamination are omnipresent, their presence is normal or elevated. Elaborate remediation is necessary when there are high mold levels. Drying any wet patches and airing the property is sufficient to stop the development under other circumstances. In many instances, it is easy to tell when there are elevated mold levels because of vast swathes of spots, discoloration of surfaces, and significant deterioration of wood. Organic materials can be affected in structural areas and contents like furniture exhibiting signs similar to rot. Even when only a few sites show signs, it might not reveal the whole story. An inspection helps establish whether there is hidden mold.

Mold Inspection Involves Several Steps

  • Checking for hidden moisture
  • Confirming material deterioration levels
  • Identifying the spread patterns

When performing inspections and remediation, our SERVPRO technicians follow the best practices defined in the S520 standards manual provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification.

Understanding the Risks of Mold Exposure 

When mold exhibits minor signs such as patches or discoloration and a musty smell, it is easy to clean and dry the affected areas to resolve the problem. Although cleaning is a viable solution, the specific approach used matters since it influences its effectiveness. The best methods use minimal moisture and create limited debris since wetness is the main trigger for mold development. A process that contains or does not release significant waste into the air is essential.

Since avoiding disturbing mold or wetting materials is not always possible in every case, other alternatives are necessary. SERVPRO crews look for ways to counter the effects of disturbance and moisture, thus minimizing the risks. As the first line of defense, our technicians wear appropriate PPE, including respirators, to avoid inhalation, especially when doing demolition as part of the restoration effort. Having sufficient drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers helps counter the development of moisture issues since we can dry any surfaces or materials left wet during cleaning. We select dehumidifiers based on their drying capabilities and the level of airflow it creates. Highly effective varieties like LGR and models with low airflow are a top pick.

Having the correct information eases mold damage remediation. You can rely on SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for appropriate solutions that address contamination "Like it never even happened." Call us at (972) 227-0800.

How Professional Mold Remediation Services Can Restore Your Dallas Property

3/7/2023 (Permalink)

Mold in a Corner Area Don't let mold take control of your Dallas property. Call SERVPRO today!

Why SERVPRO Offers Reliable Mold Cleanup Services in Dallas

The use of advanced techniques and technology is one of the reasons why SERVPRO is a top service provider in mold remediation. If you recently experienced a water damage incident and have some musty smell on your property, you should work with our technicians. While some mold incidents are easily noticeable, others can be quite challenging to notice without the help of a professional.

When providing mold cleanup services in Dallas, our SERVPRO technicians follow guidelines outlined by the IICRC and EPA. We understand mold spores can stay in our surroundings until the right growth conditions – food and water - are available. So, the first step we perform when assessing your property is identifying and stopping the source of moisture.

In most cases, when mold grows on the walls, the paint may start to peel off. It is a big mistake to attempt repainting such surfaces since the same situation may reappear. Our team scrubs off the mold from nonporous surfaces using water and approved detergents. Metals, glass, and plastics are examples.

We use abrasive methods such as wire brushing, damp wiping, and sanding to clean loose mold attached to semi-porous surfaces such as concrete and wood. If it has already reached porous materials such as carpets, drywall, insulation, and fabrics, we remove and dispose of them. If it is necessary to do mold-controlled demolition, we first perform HEPA vacuuming to remove the loose mold spores.

We set up negative air machines to prevent the spores from moving to uncontaminated areas. When cleaning mold-infested walls, we start from the top sections and proceed to the bottom. The direction of airflow also determines how we do the cleaning.

Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for a stress-free mold remediation process. Our highly trained technicians are available 24 hours a day to offer help.

When a Dallas Home Sustains Mold Damage

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck on a street Don't panic if you see mold damage at your Dallas home or business. Contact SERVPRO, and we will remediate the damage and offer prevention tips.

SERVPRO Offers Information on Mold Checks, Protection, and Risks at Your Dallas Home

You have probably always thought of mold infestation as a straightforward situation whereby your home is either contaminated or not. However, there is much more that you need to know about mold to manage contamination at your Dallas property. Understanding its risks and spread patterns is essential information.

One of the standard responses when a Dallas home shows mold damage signs is clean up to remove debris, soiling, and resolve any odor issues. The correct approach is necessary to avoid aggravating the problem or endangering the people handling the task. SERVPRO's crew of IICRC-certified applied microbial remediation technicians (AMRT) performs cleaning safely and uses the opportunity to teach the homeowner about different mold-related issues.

Some Crucial Information to Learn Includes:

  • Mold inspection
  • Limiting the spread
  • Dangers of exposure

Since the spores that trigger contamination are omnipresent, their presence is normal or elevated. Elaborate remediation is necessary when there are high mold levels. Drying any wet patches and airing the property is sufficient to stop the development under other circumstances. In many instances, it is easy to tell when there are elevated mold levels because of vast swathes of spots, discoloration of surfaces, and significant deterioration of wood. Organic materials can be affected in structural areas and contents like furniture exhibiting signs similar to rot. Even when only a few sites show signs, it might not reveal the whole story. An inspection helps establish whether there is hidden mold.

Mold Inspection Involves Several Steps

  • Checking for hidden moisture
  • Confirming material deterioration levels
  • Identifying the spread patterns

When performing inspections and remediation, our SERVPRO technicians follow the best practices defined in the S520 standards manual provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification.

Understanding the Risks of Mold Exposure

When mold exhibits minor signs such as patches or discoloration and a musty smell, it is easy to clean and dry the affected areas to resolve the problem. Although cleaning is a viable solution, the specific approach used matters since it influences its effectiveness. The best methods use minimal moisture and create limited debris since wetness is the main trigger for mold development. A process that contains or does not release significant waste into the air is essential.

Since avoiding disturbing mold or wetting materials is not always possible in every case, other alternatives are necessary. SERVPRO crews look for ways to counter the effects of disturbance and moisture, thus minimizing the risks. As the first line of defense, our technicians wear appropriate PPE, including respirators, to avoid inhalation, especially when doing demolition as part of the restoration effort. Having sufficient drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers helps counter the development of moisture issues since we can dry any surfaces or materials left wet during cleaning. We select dehumidifiers based on their drying capabilities and the level of airflow it creates. Highly effective varieties like LGR and models with low airflow are a top pick.

Having the correct information eases mold damage remediation. You can rely on SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for appropriate solutions that address contamination "Like it never even happened." Call us at (972) 227-0800.

SERVPRO Uses Specific Mold Damage Repair Equipment in Dallas

12/5/2022 (Permalink)

corner of room with mold growth on wall Our IICRC trained team is trained to handle complete mold remediation.

We Base Our Mold Damage Repairs on IICRC Standards

While performing mold damage repair, remediation, and restoration work in Dallas, we keep many things in mind. Our priorities include our well-being, how efficiently we work, and the cost-effectiveness of the entire project in making it just "Like it never even happened."

When a homeowner detects signs of mold, we want to keep those main concerns in mind. These include personal protective equipment (PPE), our gear, and the most appropriate equipment for mold damage repairs in Dallas. After we finish the initial remediation, we can begin repairing damaged areas.

Using highly durable equipment and tools means we can complete the needed work quickly. Repairing areas that sustained mold damage can involve the following:

  • Negative air pressure systems
  • Concrobium applications
  • Moisture detection equipment

Our IICRC trained team builds negative air pressure systems for the same reason medical facilities use them – to keep microbes where we want them and out of otherwise microbe-free areas. You can see through many of these systems because we use plastic sheeting to form the barriers and pathways. Such compartmentalizations keep mold particles and spores out of unaffected rooms and allow our air scrubbers to force contaminants out of your home.

Antimicrobials like Concrobium help protect newly installed materials in high-risk areas. This botanical is long-lasting and effectively encapsulates any existing mold, rendering it inert. The ingredients remain active after drying on treated surfaces, making such places inhospitable to newly arriving mold spores.

After removing excess moisture that caused mold colonies to flourish, we take readings to ensure that the areas affected now show no excess humidity. These devices include infrared cameras, hygrometers, and moisture detection units. Some units use pins, while others do not. The units with pins are more accurate but can leave marks on surfaces. We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of moisture detection units with the customer.

Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 when you need mold damage repair professionals. 

How SERVPRO Helps with Dallas Mold Remediation

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

black mold stain on corner of wall and ceiling Mold damage can often be removed and the surfaces repaired without demolition to your Dallas property. Call SERVPRO to find out how.

Causes, Removal, and Restoration of Mold Damage

Dallas mold damage remediation is no easy task, and for most homeowners, there can be much confusion about the process and equipment involved in mold remediation. Some homeowners may also not know how to identify the source of mold growth or even the true nature of the colony. SERVPRO can help to explain, repair, and remediate mold damage in your home, and neutralize the source of its growth.

What Causes Mold Damage?

Mold damage in Dallas is typically a result of a water leak somewhere in the home or a side effect from a recent damaging storm. Fungi require a damp, organic material base to grow on, making wall interiors and flooring which has been wet or dampened a prime target.

How Mold is Removed

The source of the moisture must be discovered and fixed. If not, the problem can return. Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians, certified by the IICRC, are fully qualified to utilize advanced equipment for the removal of visible mold colonies:


After most mold has been eliminated (removing all mold spores from a property is not just impossible but also unnatural), SERVPRO will begin the process of restoration and, if needed, replace any wall, floor, or fabric materials that may have been deemed unsalvageable. Materials such as carpeting, non-laminated wood, or tile grout are all commonly replaced materials. Don't worry too much about this: typically, only a section of the material will need to be entirely replaced.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is a locally owned and operated business, helping dozens of local home and business owners every year. For mold, fire, or water damage, call us at (972) 227-0800.

Fire Restoration in Dallas Requires Professional Help

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Fire in Kitchen Fire damage? SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

SERVPRO Can Help You to Deal with Fire Damage in Your Dallas Home 

Fires are a source of great losses to many homeowners. After the fire department has done its job, you need professional help to get your house back to normal as soon as possible.

When faced with such an unfortunate situation, it is advisable to contact SERVPRO as soon as possible to perform fire restoration in your Dallas home. Our process goes on as outlined below:

Damage Assessment

Upon arrival, our technicians can assess the extent to which your house has sustained damage. Fire damage creates different cleaning challenges. A burning property is many complex reactions between several elements, including:

  • The type of material burning.
  • The airflow patterns in the property.
  • The amount of oxygen, heat, and moisture present.
  • The type of surface that heat and smoke have impacted
  • The types of smoke residues present.

Our SERVPRO team considers these factors and then creates a plan for fire damage restoration.

Water Extraction and Drying

There is a high probability that the firefighters used water to extinguish the fire. This can leave your house drenched in water or moisture in porous materials. Our SERVPRO team can use portable pumps to extract the water from the building to prevent further damage. We can also use air movers to expedite evaporation and dehumidification equipment to remove water vapor from your home.

Demolition and Removal of Debris

It is necessary to remove the furniture, construction materials, and other severely damaged items. We dispose of such items appropriately. 

Removal of Smoke Residues

Our SERVPRO team can clean the affected structures and contents using professional cleaning products. For instance, we can use general surface cleaners to clean washable and painted surfaces, including paneling, walls, ceilings, hard surface furniture, countertops, and Naugahyde. The alkalinity of these products is low enough to protect semi-gloss interior paint.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County provides high-quality fire restoration services for property owners. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Contact us for help at (972) 227-0800.

Remediating Mold Damage in Dallas

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on white wall Mold damage in your Dallas home? Call SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

Mold Damage Remediation Companies in Dallas Need to be Properly Certified

Mold is often an unseen but potentially dangerous force acting upon a building, and if given time, it may cause extensive damage to any structure. Dallas mold damage is one of the most common problems for local buildings, as anything from a heavy storm to a small water leak could lead to extensive mold damage. Mold remediation is a job best left to professionals, as some types of molds may cause health effects or require specialized remediation procedures.

Certified Technicians

Employ a company to remediate mold growth and mold damage in Dallas. You should always ensure that they are correctly certified and capable of legally operating on the home. Always ask to see certifications and simply skip over that company if they cannot provide them.

Mold Remediation vs. Removal

If a company advertises full mold removal, it may be making a false claim. Mold can never be entirely removed, as it is always present in the air around you, practically anywhere you go. Mold releases microscopic spores, which can reproduce and form colonies. So, while a large patch of growth can be removed from a building and the area scrubbed clean, mold can never be truly removed from a home.

Why Remove Mold?

Mold can cause some problems for homeowners. For one, most types of molds emit a strong odor when allowed to form colonies, which may be unpleasant. Also, some types of fungi may release toxins or trigger adverse health effects, and so must be removed immediately. Mold remediation typically includes deodorizing machinery to remove the odors. In addition to odor, mold may also consume wood and fabric, ruining structural components of the home over time.

Why do Mold Colonies Grow, and How to Stop Them?

  • Water leak fuels dormant spores
  • Repair damp areas
  • Remove surface mold
  • Demolish non-salvageable mold infestations
  • Apply antimicrobial agents

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is committed to serving the Dallas area with high-quality, expert care. Please don't hesitate to call us at (972) 227-0800.

Can Homeowners Diagnose Mold Infestations in Dallas Houses?

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

person holding magnifying glass on wall showing closeup of mold Poor ventilation and high humidity or moisture can create an ideal environment to support active mold colonies.

Signs of Mold Can Help Dallas Property Owners Learn Where Remediation and Repairs are Needed

Mold is not a disaster that many Dallas homeowners plan to face, and the conditions get overlooked or underappreciated when they exist. Many property owners do not recognize when effects exist that should have them notifying and securing mold remediation specialists like our SERVPRO team. 

Moist and Damp Conditions

Among the first indicators of a need for mold damage remediation in Dallas homes are persistent moisture and damp conditions. Poor ventilation with constant humidity or moisture concerns create an ideal environment to support active colonization.

Harsh Mold Malodors 

One of the most direct indicators of mold growth and active colonization is a harsh odor that overwhelms the affected areas. Confined spaces like attics and crawlspaces can emit strong, offensive odors the more the organism spreads and finds new hosting materials as food sources. 

Physical Spotting

Another indication that mold colonies are forming on sensitive hosting materials like drywall and ceiling tiles is spotting. Mold exists in various colors, from green and black to brighter yellows and oranges. If spots of any kind begin to form in damp areas of your house, this may be mold.

Removing Mold Colonies 

Once our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified remediation team has verified mold colonies and microbial threats, we can begin the intricate process of removing them while causing as little destruction to hosting elements as possible. Depending on the severity and placement of active colonization, some mold removal options include:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Sanding
  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Controlled demolition 

Knowing how to identify possible mold growth in your home and notify the appropriate parties is vital to keeping your home safe. Mold can be destructive and damaging to hosting elements, making it imperative for swift remediation by our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County experts. We can help 24/7 at (972) 227-0800.

How Do Mold Removal Companies in Dallas Use Chemicals to Control Mold Contamination?

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing in closet wall; children's clothes hanging on rack Mold presents many challenges once it develops in a property. Hiring mold removal companies helps ease the mitigation.

SERVPRO Can Fog Industrial Grade Disinfectants to Help Contain Widespread Mold Contamination

Mold presents many challenges once it develops in a property. Hiring mold removal companies helps ease the mitigation. The company can provide certified microbial remediation technicians who can determine the extent of the contamination. After evaluating the spread, action is necessary to address the contamination.

Chemical application is one of the ways mold removal companies can help Dallas homeowners address the problem, "Like it never even happened." If SERVPRO determines widespread chemical use is necessary for your property, we take elaborate measures to guarantee the process delivers the desired outcome.

The chemicals that help control mold development include:

  • Biocides
  • Fungistats
  • Sporicides
  • Antimicrobials

One of the products that SERVPRO uses is Modec Decon Formula 500 if we determine that chemical action is necessary to deal with contamination on walls, ceilings, or floors. The product requires proper mixing, application, and sufficient dwell time. Our technicians can apply the product as an aerosol mist using ULV foggers or spray it on surfaces using an electric sprayer, ensuring ample contact with mold residues. We also seal the building for at least 1 to 4 hours for sufficient exposure to the targeted microbes.

Other remediation procedures are still necessary even when using a strong chemical like MDF-500. Such methods remove mold residues and heavily infested materials. Our SERVPRO technicians help demolish sections with porous materials like insulation. We also HEPA-vacuum hard surfaces if they are visibly contaminated with residues. Vacuuming also helps remove trace residues from structural supports after demolition and removal of other materials.

Your property may require more than one treatment with the chemical agent. Our SERVPRO IICRC Certified technicians schedule the second decontamination after completing cleaning and controlled demolition. Fogging and sealing the building for up to 4 hours ensures that the product reaches all opened-up areas.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is one of the trusted mold removal companies to help you realize long-term results. Call us at (972) 227-0800.

How Can Remodeling Lead to the Need for Water Damage Restoration in Dallas Homes?

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling with watermarks on it Has your bathroom been affected by ceiling water damage? Contact team SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the water damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Restore and Repair Properties in Dallas with Water Damage

When a Dallas homeowner decides to renovate their home, several different professionals such as plumbers, electricians, and painters can all be on-site at the same time. Even the best-trained pros can make mistakes, and sometimes accidents or mishaps cause water damage during a reconstruction project.

Plumbing mishaps are the most common type of issue that causes a Dallas property to need water restoration services by SERVPRO. In particular, bathroom remodeling can cause different water damage issues such as : 

  • Leaks 
  • Poor drainage
  • Accidents with supply lines

Sometimes thoughtfully chosen upgrades can cause water damage the homeowner never considered. A good example of this is adding a diverter spout to attach a handheld shower. However, this addition can create a blowback problem and spray water behind the shower wall every time the shower gets used. Over time this repeated introduction of moisture in an area that should remain dry can cause buckling of the walls, loose tiles, and it can set up an ideal environment for mold growth.

If a leak gets noticed by either the homeowner or contractor, it is a good idea to bring in professional water cleanup services. SERVPRO technicians can clean up the water and dry the property so the remodeling project can continue without incurring damage to the property.

This includes if the area of the home undergoing contracting work requires both extraction and drying services. The technicians work in tandem with contractors to resolve issues and make sure any migrating moisture gets addressed. The techs work hard to ensure the remodeling job continues to go forward for the client. 

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 is ready to come to Dallas properties for water restoration services when local homeowners need help with any size water damage problem.

Can Homeowners Conduct Mold Cleanup in Dallas Properties?

10/10/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall of a room Found evidence of a suspected mold infestation? Call team SERVPRO to assess and remediate any mold damage.

Property Owners Should Hire Professionals like SERVPRO Perform Mold Cleanup in Dallas Homes

Water damage causes mold damage as a secondary effect. Within 24 hours, mold can begin to grow in dark corners and cause health effects if the cause of the problem is not addressed promptly. It is essential to involve a certified company like SERVPRO that can leave you and your family in a safe environment to remediate mold. 

Determining the extent of the damage is the first step our technicians begin with during mold cleanup in Dallas properties. During this process, our technicians protect themselves from mold colonies by wearing respirators and waterproof gloves. For an effective mold cleanup process, we conduct thorough:

  • Mold damage assessment: Mold thrives in dark areas, which can be difficult to reach. Our SERVPRO restorers can use inspection cameras to help us locate these mold colonies in confined spaces.
  • Mold containment and air filtration: To prevent cross-contamination, we can isolate the affected area with plastic sheeting and use negative air pressure throughout the process.
  • Cleaning and drying materials infested with mold.
  • Remediating mold colonies: We can deal with mold colonies on various surfaces using unique but approved products. Our SERVPRO team of restorers can apply antimicrobial and antifungal treatments on affected surfaces.

If there is mold on your property, you should immediately get it remediated by professionals before it spreads further. Our SERVPRO technicians can remediate mold from more than just ceilings, walls, and floors. Every item with mold growth requires a unique and specific set of procedures to ensure successful remediation. In some cases, it is impossible to remediate the mold, and the solution is to discard the affected items. 

Even though mold appears harmless, it can cause health effects. Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for professional remediation services at (972) 227-0800. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Need a Mold Inspection in Dallas, Call SERVPRO

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Mold can be a serious issue in your home. Don't let mold take over. Call SERVPRO for help today.

SERVPRO Provides Bathroom Mold Removal Services in Dallas

Many consumers never suspect they have a mold problem until they begin smelling a strong, musty odor in some of the rooms in their house or at the office. The most common areas for mold growth are bathrooms, kitchens, or the laundry room. Leaks inside walls or condensation can also lead to mold infestations.

SERVPRO provides mold removal services to Dallas companies and homeowners. Clients should also be aware that mold can cause health effects. If an employee or one of your family members reports that they smell a musty smell in the office or the home, ask SERVPRO to complete a mold inspection at your premises.

We will also help locate the source of the moisture. Moisture, warmth, and a source of food can quickly lead to mold growth. Undetected mold infestations can quickly damage porous materials, while non-porous materials can be cleaned and disinfected.

Our teams can quickly identify the source and prepare a plan to remove the mold and repair damaged areas. We provide:

  • Mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Black mold removal repairs

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for mold removal companies in Dallas and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (972) 227-0800.

Need Help with Storm Cleanup in Dallas – Call SERVPRO

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with storm flood damage in your Dallas home.

Call SERVPRO for Fast Response to Storm Damage in Dallas

Dallas is the third-largest in the state of Texas, with approximately 1.3 million people. It is the ninth-largest city in the nation. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to about 7.5 million people. Dallas started as a major hub for the railroad industry. 

Four interstate highways cemented the city's prominence and led to development as a strong financial and industrial center. Defense, information technology, financial services, telecommunications, and transportation are at the center of the city's economic strength.

There are lots of activities for residents and visitors to the Dallas area, including the metro Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The activities listed below focus on the Southeast Dallas area, although a few are from the larger metro area.

  • Texas Discovery Gardens
  • Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
  • Fair Park
  • Bishop Arts district
  • Dos Equis Pavillion
  • Ice House Cultural Center
  • Dallas Historical Society
  • Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures
  • Dallas World Aquarium

Texas Discovery Gardens

The Texas Discovery Gardens covers 7.5 acres featuring an organic botanic garden. There is an assortment of native and adapted plants throughout the gardens. Visit a tropical rainforest with hundreds of butterflies. The gardens are located at Fair Park, open year-round, and feature many festivals and education programs for children and adults.

Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is open seven days a week with admission. There are marine and freshwater fish, along with reptiles and amphibians. There are special attractions, including animal feeding, educational tours, and an Amazon Flooded forest exhibit.

Fair Park

Located in southern Dallas, Fair Park is home to many activities that are open year-round. The State Fair of Texas is run annually at Fair Park. There are over 277 acres of exhibits and activities at the park. With over 1200 activities such as festivals, concerts, sport, gardens, and daily exhibitions open, everyone is welcome. You can reach Fair Park from the light rail station and visit local bars and restaurants in the area. Wear comfortable shoes to spend the day at the park.

Fair Park is home to many great things to do. Residents and visitors should plan several days at the park to see many of the exhibits. There are activities for everyone at the park. The following includes a few of the exhibits and activities:

  • The State Fair of Texas
  • The Music Hall at Fair Park
  • The Cotton Bowl Stadium
  • Texas Discovery Gardens
  • Hall of State
  • African American Museum
  • Dos Equis Pavilion
  • Children’s Aquarium
  • Dallas Firefighters Museum
  • Many Food and Drink restaurants and bars.

SERVPRO Helps with Emergency Storm Damage Protection for Your Home in Dallas

High winds and heavy rain can quickly inundate a home with water causing damage to homes in Dallas. The wind can tear off sections of the roof or break windows, allowing water and debris into your house, potentially causing secondary damage from the high moisture levels.

SERVPRO’s fleet of over 25 vehicles and large staff in Dallas responds to emergency storm damage calls in 4 hours or less. We are well equipped to provide emergency services to Dallas area homes and businesses. Often we need to board up windows and place tarps over the roof to prevent additional damage from wind and rain.

You can rely on SERVPRO to be there on short notice and provide complete storm damage cleanup, including:

  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Removal Services
  • Storm Damage Repairs

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for storm cleanup in Dallas and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (972) 227-0800.

Helping to Keep Top Dallas Attractions Clean and Dry After Water Disasters

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO has the equipment and skilled technicians to help get your home back in shape after a water mishap.

Fast and Reliable Water Restoration Can Help Dallas to Stay in Top Form. 

Much like other major cities throughout the country, Dallas is an urban environment that never rests. The city continues evolving and changing with the decades, including gentrification from a younger population moving in and settling. As such, retail and the arts have both grown exponentially. Unique shops and services now exist to provide precisely what home and business owners need in their neighborhood. Tourism is still a large factor for our city as well, and there are multiple alluring features of Dallas and its immediate area.

Top Attractions Tourists Visit in Dallas Every Year

Dallas is one of the most visited tourist cities in the country every year and a top option for tourism in Texas. Part of this falls on the multitude of attractions and landmarks that draw and visitors every year. The city has something for everyone, including those looking for modern art, history, or participating in sporting events to cheer on their favorite teams.

  • AT&T Performing Arts Center – This is a venue that has become the home of many of Dallas's top entertainment companies, including opera and dance troupes.
  • Dallas Museum of ArtThis is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the state, featuring more than 24,000 objects ranging from early BC creations to modern pieces.
  • American Airlines Center – As the home of the Dallas Stars and other traveling entertainment, this is a popular attraction and venue for thousands every month. The Stars have seen the pinnacle of successes in the NHL and still play for a full house. 
  • Cotton Bowl – This is the venue that hosts one of the annual bowl game events for college football every year and has been the long-running home of the yearly rivalry match between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns for the Red River Showdown. The arena used to play house to the Dallas Cowboys through the 1960s.
  • Majestic Theatre – This is one of the few remaining elements of the classic theater row that used to exist in downtown Dallas. As an active venue, you can still catch performances at this iconic location.

How Can SERVPRO Help with Water Damage Restoration in Dallas?

Because water disasters can be such a common occurrence in area homes and businesses, our professionals have extensive training in water damage restoration for Dallas properties. We understand how a fast response to these emergencies can protect your property and its contents, making efforts like mitigation critical for efficient restoration. This process often begins with job scoping and damage assessments, including the use of moisture meters and detection devices.

As leading restoration specialists in Dallas County, we can oversee extraction, drying, cleaning, and repairs necessary after a loss incident.

No matter how destructive water disasters might be for your property, our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County team can help. We are ready to move 24/7 at (972) 227-0800.

Get Better Listening Skills in Dallas

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Improv Teaches Dallas Residents to Communicate Clearly and Relieve Stress

The past year has been stressful, and communication skills are more vital than ever in Dallas. This free Zoom workshop teaches residents how to think fast on their feet, relieve stress, and be a great storyteller, all through the magic of improv and deep listening. No previous experience is required, and this event is open to all skill levels.

Improv training gives participants the basis for expanding creative thinking, listening skills and increases the ability to communicate more clearly. During this session, the exercises help individuals release tension, learn to be calm when dealing with uncertainty, embrace working on teams, and level up their skills to bring people together on projects. Most importantly, this class teaches how to be interested rather than trying to be interesting. 

  • This event is a virtual workshop on Zoom
  • If the session gets filled, it will get simulcast on Facebook
  • Date: January 21, 2021
  • Time: 9 PM
  • Cost: Free

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 stands ready 24/7 to help local Dallas area property owners with any size water removal and restoration services needed.

Flooding Has Been a Perennial Risk Near the Trinity River in Dallas

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Despite More Than a Century of Flood Minimization Efforts, Dallas Residents Still Face Flooding Events

Why SERVPRO Stands Ready to Address All Aspects of Storm and River-Based Damage

Although current residents of Dallas become uneasy when record-breaking storms cause the Trinity River to rise, over one-hundred years ago, the city's predecessors had a catastrophic story to tell. In 1908 a weather system dumped up to 15 inches of water upstream over three days. Once in the city, the waters of the Trinity rose to 52.6 feet. Eleven people died, and over 4000 individuals abandoned their homes, attempting to find higher ground for safety.

How Did the 1908 Flooding Affect the City?

Nearly all of the downtown area flooded, and West Dallas was completely submerged. The 1908 flood caused an estimated five million dollars worth of damage, the equivalent of at least 150 million dollars today.

  • In terms of impact on the population and property, the 1908 Trinity River flood is considered the largest recorded in Dallas.
  • At the height of the flooding, the Trinity River spanned about two miles between downtown and West Dallas.
  • Three days with no power, telephone, telegraph, or rail services followed.
  • Some neighborhoods of Dallas could be reached only by boat, including Oak Cliff.

Were Efforts Made to Prevent Future Flooding?

City leaders realized the citizens and Dallas's infrastructure could not withstand repeated flooding events of this magnitude. Although immediate prevention of future disasters was impossible, Dallas sought comprehensive planning to avoid or significantly minimize the effects of flooding during future rainy seasons. Government officials tapped Geroge Kessler, a German-born and educated city planner and landscape architect, whose family emigrated to the United States in 1865. He lived in Dallas during his teenage years before returning to Germany for his formal training. Kessler's work during the St. Louis World's Fair was considered impressive, and he drafted a plan by 1911 for Dallas. In addition to recommendations for a system of levees to hold back the waters, Kessler's plan included elegant and decorative elements including:

  • Parks
  • Boulevards
  • Plazas
  • Fountains

Was Kessler's Plan Implemented?

Not all of these features of the plan reached a realization. Even the earthen levees intended to prevent the damage of another flood were deferred. Eventually, the city put levees in place, but it took decades to complete those envisioned by Kessler and many more years to upgrade and improve the configuration. The levee system currently in place begins along the Trinity River's Elm Fork and West Fork and then moves into downtown Dallas, now known as the Dallas Floodway. Additional levees located in the Dallas Floodway Extension Project area run along the southern Trinity River corridor, termed as the Rochester Levee and the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant levees. Pertinent facts about the current levees include:

  • It took until 1932 for workers to complete the original East and West Levee Systems.
  • During the 1950s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers planned and implemented upgrades to the original levees.
  • The 23 miles of levees in the Dallas Floodway feature heights of 29 to 32 feet.
  • Only in the 1990s did the Rochester Levee join the system, and were improvements made to the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Levee.
  • Over 51 square miles of the Trinity River watershed flow through sumps and drainage systems intended to protect the city lands behind the levees.
  • A total of seven pump stations move potential floodwaters from the sumps positioned behind the Dallas Floodway and the Rochester levees, discharging the waters into the Trinity River downstream.

What Is in Store for the Dallas Flood Plains in the Future?

The Trinity River Corridor Project's vision goal is to reimagine the areas adjacent to the Trinity River in Dallas. In the early 2000s, the concern about the aesthetics of the "drainage ditch" the Trinity River became in downtown Dallas after the erection of flood protections gained momentum. Residents and visitors in  Dallas desire more recreational use of the river and a return to green spaces, resulting in the Trinity River Project's slow but relentless development work.

What Are the Major Components of the Trinity River Corridor Project?

The project goals are to transform the river's path into sports venues, trails, meadows, nature centers, and other recreational options. Headway has occurred, with substantial projects still in process. Comprising 10,000 acres, the outdoor space ultimately will be among the most extensive of U.S.urban parklands. A unique feature within the area is the Great Trinity Forest, made up of 6,000 acres of bottomland forest, the largest such wooded urban area globally.

Can Flooding Occur in Dallas Residential Areas Despite the Levees?

When heavy rains pour down, Dallas homes are at risk of overland as well as river flooding. Wind damage can also expose a home to flood water through exterior damage. Lining up a reputable disaster recovery firm immediately after the crisis is critical, why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What Qualification Should Homeowners Expect from Flood Mitigation and Remediation Companies?

Dallas flood damage needs a fast response from highly-qualified companies and their technicians. The preeminent training offered by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is why SERVPRO chooses it for our workers when obtaining both basic and advanced certifications in the following specialties:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)
  • Building Moisture Thermography (BMT)
  • Odor Control Technician (OCT)

How do Professionals Manage Flood Recovery?

The foundation of a successful flood intervention is the accuracy and thoroughness of the initial assessment, why SERVPRO's seasoned managers make such a difference in the outcome. After a safety walkthrough, the project lead gives the go-ahead for emergency services, completed promptly by our crews. All needed equipment arrives in the service vehicles with our workers, preventing even momentary delays. Removal of silt and solid debris precedes pumping and extraction, with on-board generators for our truck-mounted equipment eliminating response issues if residential power is down.

Top-notch training and equipment, along with extensive experience, are why SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is the solution to your flood damage concerns. Call us at (972) 227-0800 for a quick assessment and rapid removal and drying of flooding.

Why Should I Call Skilled Technicians to Help with Dallas Fire Damage?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Restoration is a Breeze When SERVPRO is On the Job at Your Dallas Property

Stress, worry, frustration, and heartache are just a few of the emotions that a homeowner goes through when faced with a fire in their Dallas home. Instead of compounding the chaos by handling the cleanup on your own, you can get the trusted assistance you need by calling SERVPRO. We are readily available to help 24 hours a day, every day of the week to ensure your home's interior is “Like it never even happened.” All you need to do is reach out to us, and we deploy our Green Fleet in four hours or less to begin the fire loss assessment.

What Qualifications Does SERVPRO Have?

When you call in our team to help with fire restoration in Dallas, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Homeowners do not understand the intricate nature of fire damage cleanup, but our team has all of the training and certifications necessary to get the job done. Our patient, friendly, and knowledgeable team features:

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT)
  • Odor Control Technicians (OCT)
  • Water Restoration Technicians (WRT)

Our team has been through rigorous training to receive accreditation with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our skilled crew has the understanding and ability to restore your fire damaged home, but we also take the time to ease your worry throughout this process.

What About the Water Used to Extinguish the Flames?

In addition to our debris cleanup and smoke and soot techniques, we can handle any water or chemical removal left after first responders put out the fire. We locate any hidden moisture areas, making sure no pockets get left behind that can lead to further damage and the onset of mold.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County is available when you need us by calling (972) 227-0800. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, and you can trust us to handle your fire restoration needs!

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Do Restoration Companies Fix Damaged Dallas Homes Better?

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Takes Several Steps to Analyze the Problems and Find the Right Solutions

Different incidents can cause varying levels of damage to property. When such damage occurs, mounting the correct response is essential to restore normalcy. SERVPRO has highly trained and well-equipped crews who can respond to most types of property damage in Dallas 7 days a week.

What are the most likely causes of damage to homes?

Various issues can damage your home, forcing you to search for restoration companies operating in Dallas. The common incidents that leave properties heavily damaged include: 

  • Bad weather like storms, strong wind, and hail
  • Crime incidents including theft and vandalism
  • Fire
  • Accidental water release from supply pipes or appliances

Although the causes of damage may vary, different incidents may have similar outcomes. For instance, weather-related events tend to leave moisture damage, the same way accidental water releases such as burst water pipes do. 

How do restoration companies help when fixing damages?

  • Exhaustively analyzing damages
  • Use of sophisticated restoration approaches
  • Use of advanced restoration equipment

Damages are easy to notice because they involve physical changes to the affected materials. For instance, drywall tends to develop a darker shade of color when saturated with moisture. In case of fire damage, surfaces are caked with dark soot residues or layers of charring. 

Although the visible signs confirm damage to materials, a more in-depth understanding is necessary to ensure that the right restoration procedures are taken. For example, knowing the level of moisture absorbed by the drywall helps determine whether drying procedures can resolve the issue, or it would be better to remove the material altogether. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to probe the affected areas to determine the level of wetness. Since there are different variations of moisture meters, we choose the ones calibrated to evaluate the type of wet material in question for accurate results. For instance, moisture meters meant for wood have a moisture scale ranging from 5% to 40% moisture content, while those meant to take gypsum readings have a scale range of 0.2% to 50%.

Does in-depth probing help improve the outcome?

You may think that once the property is damaged, fixing the ruined materials is the only thing that matters. However, gaining a deeper understanding of the problems helps in many ways, including: 

  • Establishing hidden problems
  • Finding ways to complete restoration faster 
  • Salvaging more items thus saving costs

From casual observation, it is possible to underestimate or overestimate how much damage an incident causes at your property. For instance, without proper probing, it is hard to differentiate hard-to-clean wet smoke residues from dry smoke residues, which are easier to clean. Therefore, you might underestimate the cleaning resources you need or throw away salvageable items. Carrying out the necessary evaluations does not take long since our SERVPRO technicians are highly trained.

Our technicians use systemic to ensure thorough evaluation without delaying the restoration processes. For instance, we do a quick evaluation of the affected contents and separate them into groups of salvageable, unsalvageable, and questionable. Such classification clears the loss site faster. It also allows for a deeper evaluation of the questionable items without delaying restoration.

Sometimes, evaluation helps quicken the restoration process. A typical case is removing wet materials from hidden areas such as the wall or floor cavities. Evaluation with advanced equipment such as thermal cameras can help establish whether the entire area is wet, or if the moisture is limited to one section. Demolishing the entire area would be a waste of time when the problem is limited to a small section. 

Do personal preferences influence what restoration companies do?

Although restoring the damaged property to its preloss state may be your main priority, you might also have specific preferences that may clash with the objective, leading you to question whether involving a restoration company is the best solution. Our crew chiefs take time to highlight what steps we intend to take during the restoration while also finding out whether you have special requests. Some of the steps we take as we prepare to start restoration include:

  • Finding out where there are pre-existing conditions
  • Establishing whether there are restricted areas
  • Requesting a list of expensive or valuable items
  • Explaining the health and safety implications of the restoration process
  • Providing an estimate of the completion date

Restoring damage at your Cedar Hill, Lancaster, or Hutchins property can be a tedious or time-consuming process. Involving professional restoration companies can help simplify the process. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 to help you address any incident, "Like it never even happened.”

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Dallas, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County today at (972) 227-0800 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Preventative Cleaning Support for Dallas County

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Orange gloved hands holding a purple spray bottle and yellow rag wiping a sink SERVPRO Says--Call us for cleaning and disinfection applications for your Dallas properties

Performing preventative cleaning is such an important part of our defense against this pandemic that we are facing here in Dallas County. Social distancing, staying at home, and performing cleaning are helping to reduce the impact of this virus.

Higher Demand for Cleaning Services 

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) provide valuable information about cleaning and disinfecting chemicals and the proper techniques about applying them. Even though the public can do a fine job of preventative cleaning, many companies are now turning to professionals for assistance. Why? Because companies like SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County have experienced technicians who have access to hospital-grade cleaning products and commercial equipment. Industrial equipment does a more efficient job with the application of disinfectants.

Businesses, commercial properties, and government facilities have also realized that by hiring a professional cleaning company, they are allowing their staff to continue with their routine work. They are also aware of the positive statement they are making to their employees, customers and the public about their level of care and concern.

In the Dallas County area, SERVPRO is able to meet any cleaning needs for virus prevention and for regular needs such as water, fire, and mold clean up. Explore your options and discover what we can offer in the way of professional cleaning services. Contacting SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County for a consultation. It’s as easy as calling (972) 227-0800.

Disclaimer: Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Do You Know the Best Way to Remove Water from Your Dallas Home?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

bucket and sponge on floor. Cut out wallboard showing pipes Broken pipes within the walls of your home can cause considerable water damage. Give SERVPRO a quick call for remediation services.

Water Damage Experts in Dallas Discuss Different Techniques Used During Restoration

Any time moisture finds its way into your Dallas home various types of problems can exist. During most water damage restoration projects several different types of materials inside your building can get wet. Porous materials such as carpets and fabrics soak water up easier but they dry more quickly once they are wet. Non-porous materials repel water well, but once they do get affected, it can be difficult to dry them out. Whenever you notice water damage inside your residence, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO that has access to the industry's most advanced technology.
In some situations, certain things that get wet may require specialty drying equipment and different techniques to get dry. When our SERVPRO technicians mitigate any water damage project in Dallas, we use a combination of our training and experience to figure out the best way to remove moisture from your contents and building materials as quickly as possible. For example, we use different methods if we are trying to dry out thin carpet that was just a little damp, then we use removing moisture from a thick carpet that got heavily saturated. We can also use equipment that is made for specific situations such as drying mats for wet hardwood floors.
One advantage we have at SERVPRO is that our team is highly trained. All of our technicians are IICRC certified in various restoration certification programs. Our crew constantly goes through on-the-job and classroom training so that we get better at dealing with a large variety of water loss scenarios. We use the combination of our experience with different issues and the things we have learned in our training classes to determine the best way to go about mitigating each project.

SERVPRO Can Provide Water Damage Services to Homeowners in Dallas

Even if you do not live in a flood zone, Dallas is prone to different types of water damage including backed up or burst pipes. If the excess water contains sewage, it can contaminate the area with dangerous bacteria. The water can also penetrate cabinets and spaces beneath them, causing damage to the wood and particle board, as well as hazardous mold growth.

When water damage threatens your Dallas home, there is no time to waste. You need to contact SERVPRO at once to prevent additional damage and possibly, mold damage. We have a wide range of equipment for different types of restoration jobs, and our technicians are IICRC certified to ensure a smooth cleanup process.

The water removal process begins with a thorough inspection of your property, including a water damage assessment. SERVPRO technicians determine the scope of the damage to develop a proper plan of action. Being cautious and careful is also a priority, in addition to making sure sockets, appliances, and electrical items are not a hazard.

Our technicians check for the water source in your home and then stop it before commencing the drying process. However, we have to identify the category of water damage to restore your property safely to its original state. The type of water contamination affects the specific restoration process used to reverse the water damage. The main ones include clean, black, and gray water damage.

After inspecting your home for the extent of the water damage, SERVPRO professionals look for safety concerns and describe them to you. We then proceed to move furniture and other contents before blocking items to prevent rust or stains on the wet carpet. The water extraction process involves removing most of the water from your property. This step is important to avoid mold and secondary water damage. During this time, we use powerful vacuum units and pumps to quickly remove numerous gallons of water from your property.

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As soon as we arrive at an emergency call, we immediately assess the situation and come up with a plan and initial scope based on the opinion of our expert team. Depending on each unique scenario, we change our techniques and the equipment we use to do the best job possible. If you ever notice water where it shouldn't be inside your house, call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 24 hours a day.

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What Water Extraction Equipment Does SERVPRO Use for Flood Damage in Dallas?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

living room submerged in standing water When flooding has forced you to vacate your home, contact team SERVPRO. Our technicians will mitigate the situation and start water removal.

Truck-Mounted Pumps Extract Water from Flood Damaged Dallas Homes

When your home in Dallas or the surrounding area falls victim to flooding, your first concern after making sure everyone is safe is getting your home back into a livable condition. You need someone who can get all of the work done quickly and competently. Anything less can leave aspects of your home in a less-than-acceptable state, and possibly put your family at risk of unwanted health effects.
Why SERVPRO takes the mitigation of flooded homes in Dallas so seriously is that flood extraction teams must know how to use the equipment and in the order in which they must carry out the work. Extracting floodwater from your property is a crucial step toward complete mitigation and restoration. Without it, nothing else can happen, and your family continues needing substitute lodging.
SERVPRO flood extraction technicians begin with our Green Fleet's truck-mounted pump to remove standing water. Your flooded home can still contain several inches of water upon your initial inspection. Getting this removed by pumping it out instead of allowing it to drain off by itself can save a significant portion of time and help make the rest of our mitigation work more effective.
When SERVPRO works on a flooded home, our goal is to remove all traces of floodwater from the property and get things prepared for successful restoration. Our work during flood extraction jobs includes the removal of interior structures that became destroyed during prolonged contact with water. Walls made of drywall and paneling, as well as many older types of stucco, carpeting and its padding – these all require removal from the property followed by the installation of replacement materials.
We eliminate all the dampness flooding caused as part of our flood extraction work, making the interior of your home safe for these new materials. Otherwise, water damage and microbial infestation could occur rather quickly. Elimination of these materials also removes a sizable percentage of unwanted moisture from the property.
To dry a home after a flooding event, we use highly efficient air movers. These change the air several times in a short period and quickly draw moisture out of damp, but as-of-yet undamaged, materials, effectively preventing their destruction. SERVPRO specialists also use air scrubbers to minimize dust, pollen, and microbes in the air. Removing these can make the air healthier to breathe, both while we work and for when your family returns home upon completion of mitigation and restoration efforts.
SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County works in Seagoville, Wilmer, and Lancaster, as well, providing timely flood extraction services to families and business owners in need of drying services. Call us at (972) 227-0800 when your property suffers a flooding disaster.
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What’s Really Happening With Water Damage Remediation in Dallas

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couch and coffee table Don’t delay when it comes to water removal!  Contact SERVPRO immediately after an event.

Tailoring Water Removal to the Unique Situation of Each Dallas Resident

Water extraction techniques vary depending on the scale of the task at hand. The individual area technicians are working on restoring also influences the method. Most people are familiar with traditional extraction methods using submersible gas pumps or truck-mounted storage tanks fitted with specialist wands. However, these are not the only options available to a restorer or homeowner. Sometimes pumping and extractors may be inefficient or otherwise not suitable to the task at hand. In these circumstances, homeowners can rely on us to mobilize modern drying methods to get the job done. 

Many factors can influence our approach when it comes to water removal in Dallas. Your home, furnishings, and contents are unlike any other, so it stands to reason that any restoration approach needs tailoring to the specific demands of each situation. The waterlogged living room, for example, may have lots of heavy furniture as well as fittings, which can make the traditional method unsuitable. These rules apply to any area of your home, which is why SERVPRO technicians inspect a property thoroughly before deciding on a plan.

A traditional method of drying may be to remove carpeting from floors so that we can gain direct access to the waterlogged area underneath. However, detaching carpeting may be more time-consuming than leaving it in place. In-place drying involves moving furniture in its original position and using extractors to dry the outer areas first- which can stop water migration. We can then use weighted extractors to exert a downward force onto a wet carpet and squeeze the moisture out. 

Consider a flooded kitchen or bathroom area. You may find that flooring like vinyl, tiling, or woods are expensive and time-consuming to remove and replace. In these situations, SERVPRO technicians can deploy drying mats. Drying mats cover a large surface area and are fitted with medical grade tubing. Attached to a central motor that generates negative air pressure, hundreds of these tubes work together to draw moisture out from solid surfaces without a technician needing to use invasive action to gain access. 

Every home is different. Our approach is to treat each home as a unique challenge. For a restoration that tailors to you, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800.

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Flood Damage In Dallas Homes

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

flooding caused by a storm SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 when flood damage threatens your home and possessions.

Hardwood Floors Are Not Necessarily a Loss After Flood Damage in Dallas Homes

One look at the flood damage in a home and the feeling of loss and the anxiety at needing to arrange for cleanup hits local homeowners in Dallas hard. The key to lessening loss is getting the water removed, and the property dried as fast as possible, particularly in the case of hardwood flooring.

Dallas homes with flood damage get immediate assistance from SERVPRO technicians. Being local, the technicians arrive rapidly after the initial call with a green service van loaded with all the equipment they need. If the power is out, no problem, they have generators, so there are no delays on cleanup.

Since bad weather does not take weekends or holidays off, neither do the certified technicians. They are available 24/7 to answer the needs of local property owners for any size storm damage, fire, or mold cleanup needed. The goal of the technicians is to lessen loss through their advanced restoration methods, especially for investments such as hardwood flooring.

Professional Equipment Makes the Difference
When dealing with hardwood floorings saturated by water, the technicians extract as much as possible using squeegee attachments on their portable pumps and doing several passes. When the drying phase of mitigation happens, SERVPRO techs use specialized drying equipment such as drying mats to force warm, dry air into the flooring to ensure the boards dry evenly.

Because the nature of wood is to swell when wet, the boards tend to cup and warp. During the drying process, the mats get carefully rotated to assist the boards in laying flat while drying. The technicians carefully monitor the moisture levels in the floorboards to be sure they are completely dry. In some cases, the boards may require slight sanding, staining, and the application of a sealant to restore them fully.

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 when flood damage threatens your home and possessions. The technicians can remove the water and restore your home to its pre-flood condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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Ultimate Solution for Flood Damage in Dallas Homes

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room Quick action when your home is flooded can save both the contents and the structure of your home. Call SERVPRO immediately.

Flood Damage Dallas – Highly Trained and Experienced

From floods to dust storms, Dallas experiences many disasters throughout the year. Some are small, affecting one or two buildings, while others can impact an entire neighborhood. Flash flooding often occurs after a torrential downpour. It may not even rain that hard near your building, but a flood can materialize quickly as the rainwater collects and overflows flood channels.

SERVPRO can react to flood damage in the Dallas area in less than 4 hours. We are available on a 24/7 basis. Our teams rely on the expertise of over 30 IICRC-certified technicians across several specialties to help our clients deal with the damage caused by a flood to their home or commercial space.

Assessing the Flood Damage

Experience has shown that assessing the damage caused by the flood is one of the top priorities. Our crew chief reviews safety conditions, contamination issues, and steps that can be taken immediately to mitigate the damage. A fast response can reduce ongoing damage, causing less. Your home or business can be restored quickly.

Deploying Equipment

Every job is different. That is why we stock our 40,000 sq. Ft. facility with an extensive amount of equipment we can call on to extract water from buildings, disinfect areas if needed, clean the contents, and dry the structure before restoration. Deploying the right equipment to your location reduces the damage and the time it takes to restore your home or business.

Flooding May Present Special Challenges

Floodwaters carry all kinds of debris, including physical items such as rocks, sand, even furniture, as well as contamination from a variety of sources. Whether it is microbial contamination or bio-hazards, we have the skillset to remove these hazards while protecting your employees and family. Flood cuts may be required to root out hard to get at moisture areas and avoid mold infestations. Our applied structural drying technicians ensure that all areas of your building are dry and ready for reconstruction.

Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Hutchins, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Give Us A Call Today To Restore Your Dallas Home

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Our restoration truck outside a home Our team is able to restore your property to pre-damage condition using advanced equipment and specialized training.

How SERVPRO Can Help Dallas Homeowners Through Water Damage 

The trouble with the perceptions of professional restoration for instances like water losses in Dallas homes is that many property owners do not fully understand the extent of this service. Our technicians have years of experience, and we have built a reputation on going the extra mile for our customers whenever disasters strike. We know how a single incident can uproot your entire family or cause substantial stress and worry – so we work tirelessly to get things back to their original condition. 

A better understanding of what you should expect from our SERVPRO team after water damage in Dallas homes can help you to appreciate how we can help you get back to normal life. Many homeowners lack needed respect for the severity of water loss incidents because they do not see how far these IMPACTS can spread and how secondary damages like mold growth can occur. Our technicians have RIGOROUS training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in both Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD), making us a knowledgeable choice to address water losses in your house. 

We have a strong and ever-growing inventory of the top-tier recovery tools. We have numerous options for extraction and have many air movers, dehumidifiers, drying mats, and other specialty moisture removal equipment. Our cutting-edge gear and products help us to exceed the expectations of our customers both in the time projects take to complete and the quality of the final results. 

We are never going to sell you a service that you do not need, and even though we have a full GROUP of licensed general contractors in-house at our SERVPRO facility, we work to minimize your need for controlled demolition and reconstruction as much as possible. With a fast response to your emergency, we can have many drying efforts completed within days. DO NOT STATE WITHIN 3 DAYS, JOBS ARE DIFFERENT IN THEIR SCOPE

You can always reach our SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County team of water DAMAGE restorers to help you and your property however you need. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we can show you what this efficiency can mean for your home in a crisis. Give us a call today at (972) 227-0800.

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Our Professionals Can Restore Your Flood Damaged Home In Dallas

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

entrance to a bedroom with water soaking the carpet Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800.

Why Help From SERVPRO Is Crucial After Flood Damage Affects Your Dallas Home

Once the anxiety that overcomes you during a flooding incident at your Dallas home subsides, you have to find a way to clean up and rebuild or take other steps that help restore it to its preloss state. It is rarely a smooth process, especially considering every flooding incident is unique. When you call us to offer professional assistance, our advanced training and experience help in many ways.

We Help With the Preparation
Restoring flood damage in your Dallas home requires a bit of preparation. Failure to address even simple issues can have severe implications. For example, working smoothly with your adjuster can help with your claim from the insurer. Our SERVPRO crew can inform you to prepare necessary documentation such as policy number and records of damaged items. We can also remind you of some crucial tips, such as asking for advanced payment from the insurer where necessary.

Record Keeping is Streamlined
Taking quick action is essential when dealing with flood damage because it stops further deterioration of building materials and contents. However, quick action may interfere with record keeping, which is another aspect of saving the property. Our SERVPRO technicians have better skills to document the loss properly. We take photos and record videos when performing different tasks, including pack-outs and demolition. For carpets or other large materials, we cut a piece and preserve it for the adjuster.

Handling the Dangers that Come with Flooding
Flood-damaged properties can be perilous, which is why local authorities provide guidelines for re-entry after significant incidents. Our SERVPRO technicians are certified in dealing with such hazardous areas. We have protective gear to protect us against contamination and electrical hazards, among other issues. We also have specialized equipment such as GFCI's, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, which protect electrical equipment and tools during the restoration processes.

In case of flooding incidents at your Cedar Hill, Lancaster or Hutchins property, you need to respond appropriately. Call SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800. We have resources to deal with any issue “Like it never even happened.”

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Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and HUB Membership

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Women's Business Enterprise National Council and HUB Membership

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC provides its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses in the United States. They foster diversity in the world of commerce. Diversity promotes innovation, opens new channels of revenue and creates partnerships which provide opportunities that fuel the economy.

WBENC’s Vision - To be the leader in women’s business development.

WBENC's Mission - To fuel economic growth globally through access to opportunities, by identifying, certifying and facilitating development of women-owned businesses.

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program

The goal of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program is to encourage and effectively promote the use of minority and woman-owned businesses in the Department's procurement activities. The DSHS HUB Program Office seeks to:

Ensure the Department complies with state law and administrative rules governing the HUB program.

Assist minority and woman-owned businesses in becoming certified as HUBs.

Share information regarding the Department's procurement policies and procedures.

Promote the use of HUBs in day-to-day procurement opportunities.

Assist in fostering relationships between prime contractors and HUBs through the Mentor Protégé Program.

Ensure that prime contractors make a good faith effort to provide subcontracting opportunities to HUBs.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County provides commercial and residential services.

Protecting Property from Fire Damage in Dallas

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Burnt and Fire Damaged Properties in Dallas Get Cleanup and Restoration from SERVPRO

Fires Large and Small Get Needed Restoration Services from SERVPRO

Anyone who has ever witnessed the results of a fire-damaged structure can testify that fire has no master. It can cause all sorts of damage, destroying numerous materials in the combustion process. Heat and smoke residues further enhance the damage. Sometimes even firefighters can contribute to some of the loss as they try to extinguish the fire with pressurized water cannons.
To save your property in a fire damage situation in Dallas, you need to contact a professional cleanup and restoration company immediately. SERVPRO has been in the fire damage restoration and cleanup industry for many years, and we have the equipment, skills, training, and technicians to protect your property and belongings.
To secure your property from the fire damage, SERVPRO technicians may have to move your belongings to a safe location. This procedure can be challenging, as it involves significant labor and several tasks. These tasks include packaging, moving, unpacking, cleaning, repackaging, and moving back. This pack-out service is utilized under severe fire damaging events or to preserve specific possessions.

Our specialists follow IICRC regulations and are highly efficient at fire damage restoration techniques. In some cases, it may also be necessary to vacate the primary residence during a move-out – for instance, when remodeling the property. It is much faster to remodel the house when no people are living in it. Excessive damage to the roof or flooring (basically any major part of the structure) may also necessitate moving out the family to a safer location.
Safety is our top priority during any fire damage event. Our restorers have been trained to maintain high levels of accuracy in their work. This meticulousness helps to avoid breakage and keep a proper inventory of your contents.
SERVPRO also understands that a move-out is not always necessary. Once our emergency team arrives on the site of the fire damage, they can use their professional judgment to make a decision. Transferring property can be costly, so we try to minimize the number of move-outs as much as possible. In most incidents, we can clean and restore the property while our customers are still in residence.

Do not let your valuable items go up in flames when disaster strikes. SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County has experienced specialists who can mitigate your property from the fire damage. Call us today at (972) 227-0800.

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Decreasing Your Home's Risk of Developing Mold Damage in Dallas

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

You can find mold lurking behind furniture and cabinets or it can appear in plain sight. Regardless of how you find it, call SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO Technicians Investigate the Cause of a Mold Infestation Before and During the Remediation Process

While microbes exist everywhere, their overgrowth can cause problems. Homeowners in Dallas can protect their property from microbial overgrowth by taking precautionary steps. Prevention is much less expensive and consumes significantly less time than waiting and needing mold remediation services.

Dallas residents can prevent mold damage from affecting their homes. Simple things, such as wiping up spills, fixing water lines that drip, and installing a dehumidifier can help keep a home dry. You can gain a considerable amount of control over any mold by keeping the level of humidity inside your home at reasonable levels. Some houses require more intensive ways to ensure its protection.

While drips that land on your kitchen and bathroom floors can lead to mold damage, these fail to compare to the amount of water that comes from a broken pipe or an overflowing toilet. However, microbes do not need much water to spread and grow their vast colonies - only a tiny amount of moisture allows an enormous amount of mold to grow.

Controlling the amount of humidity in your home by responding promptly to water line breaks and loose shingles covering your home might seem costly. Waiting to remediate mold after it grows but before it causes damage to your home can set many homeowners back financially. Even worse, the costs involved in repairing mold damage can include non-monetary losses, including the destruction of irreplaceable memorabilia.

When substantial repairs become necessary to ensure your home remains free of mold damage, looking at the cost-effectiveness often reveals that paying for 'costly' repairs brings more benefits than expected. New portions of the roof reinforce weaker areas that harsh weather, high winds, and other elements affected more severely than other areas. Broken water pipes rarely give residents an option if they want to continue living in their home – homeowners must repair them. Drying out the home according to approved standards protects a home from mold damage.
The professional technicians of SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County can assist with any amount of mold damage in your home. Call us at (972) 227-0800, so we can help you protect your family and home from unnecessary microbial growth. We can answer your questions, provide you with pertinent information, and assess your home's unique situation, so you fully understand your options.

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Why SERVPRO is Your Trusted Choice for Water Removal Services in Dallas

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will on the job, drying out your home within fours of your initial phone call.

SERVPRO Never Sacrifices Quality for Speed with Dallas Water Removal Services

As soon as you discover signs of excess water in your home, you should place a call to a qualified water removal company in Dallas like SERVPRO. Without fast action, a minor or moderate problem can rapidly develop into a severe one. Through years of experience, we have formed a fast and effective plan of action to help local homeowners remove water from their residences quickly and avoid many of the most dangerous and damaging complications of excess water.  

Speed is King  

One of the reasons why individuals and ill-equipped teams fail to prevent as much damage as SERVPRO technicians do during a water removal project in a Dallas home is that they cannot match the speed at which we operate. Within four hours of your initial call to us, we should have crews on the site beginning to remove water from your home. Our top priority is to remove any standing water from the home, a process that is typically only necessary after flooding or other large disasters. After that, we set up advanced drying solutions such as air movers and dehumidifiers to pick up any remaining water in the home, even droplets that have worked their way deep into the wood and other materials.  

...but Not At The Expense of Being Thorough  

We never allow our emphasis on speedy work to impact our ability to deliver a complete and thorough service. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified to provide industry-leading services and are equipped with the best tools money can buy to ensure that they complete every job as thoroughly as possible. Our goal is to eliminate all potential sources of damage before we leave and reduce your home's risk of incurring damage in the future from other sources, as well.  

SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County provides expert water removal and damage restoration services for homeowners in the area. Whether it is a leak, a small flood, or a major disaster, call us as soon as you identify damage at (972) 227-0800.

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