What to do before, during, and after a storm hits
Dark skies can be daunting, especially if high winds and/or flash flooding is in the forecast.
The weather in Texas can be unpredictable but with a few safety measures before, during, and after a storm you can take take measures to stay safe and minimize damage.
Severe storm is in the forecast
-Check local weather reports and broadcasts for hourly updates -Check for and clear blockages in your drainage pipes to prevent a house or property flood -Remove or secure any exposed wiring or electrical cords and hazards that could cause a slip and fall
-Consider keeping and emergency preparedness kit on hand -Check roof for loose shingles
During the storm
-Don't use candles for lighting, as this causes a fire risk -Stay away from windows and doors or go to a secure shelter -Stay tuned to emergency weather updates
The storm is over
-Check floors and surfaces for water damage
-If you find evidence of water damage, mop and blot any standing water -In the warmer months, turn the AC on to help with drying -Remove any loose item to dry ground and wipe down -Call SERVPRO of East Dallas as soon as possible to minimize damage
Water doesn't wait, so call us at the first sign of water damage!
SERVPRO of East Dallas provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service for the entire East Dallas area.
A water leak does not usually wait for the most convenient time of day to start causing damage. Our crew responds to calls and provides cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. When it comes to removing standing water and starting the drying process, even minutes can be the difference in being able to remediate and save floors and structures. The sooner we can get our team out to assess damage, the sooner we can get to work remediate and restore what we can.
When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Please refer to our Water Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property. https://www.SERVPROeastdallas.com/water-damage-tips
Fire Damage Can Cause Hazardous Residue
A fire in Dallas, TX causes hazardous residue
Fire can damage more than just structures affected.
A fire can be scary and devastating to a family or business. Not only are contents and structures lost, but the residue left behind from a fire can be hazardous. This is especially the case if electrical outlets, wiring, or appliances are the source or have been affected by the fire.
Toxic smoke particles must be properly remediated prior to family or workers returning to the property. That is where we come int! SERVPRO of East Dallas will pretest the environment (structures, contents, and air quality) to determine the extent of damage, and then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure.
Our goal after a fire is to restore and remediate what we can, create a safe environment for you your family or business again, and help you rebuild what you have lost.
Call SERVPRO of East Dallas after the fire is out!
Storm Damage? We've Got You Covered!
Damaging winds from a storm can cause roof damage leading to a house flood.
Roof Damage Often Leads to Flooding
In the winter and early spring, the weather in Texas is unpredictable and can go from sunny skies with cool temperatures, to a warm humid day creating the perfect environment for severe storms. Storms with high winds causes extensive roof damage which usually leads to flooding.
Luckily, SERVPRO of East Dallas is on high alert when the weather turns dark and gray. We are staffed, ready with equipment, and willing to meet all of your storm needs at any time or day.
Steps to Take If Water Comes In
If you notice water leaking from the roof or ceiling, call us immediately. Even if it is raining and their is a hole in the roof, we can cover and seal the leaks with durable temporary tarps and start extracting water immediately from inside the house. The sooner we get the water out and the structures dry, the better for you and your belongings!
Growing for you!
New Equipment, New Space, and New Team Members
SERVPRO of East Dallas has a growth mindset in every area of our business.
- TECHNOLOGY: We strive to have the latest technology and equipment.
- EDUCATION: We strive to stay educated on the most effective processes for damage restoration.
- SPACE: We strive to keep expanding our warehouse so we have the space to store equipment, store contents from pack-outs, and provide and large area to clean.
- TEAM: We strive to continue to expand our team so we are available 24/7 for any job no matter the size or level of loss.
We have added a new crew chief, purchased a new truck, doubled our warehouse space, and expanded our equipment all in the last two months.
Stay tuned in the weeks to come for pictures of our expansion!
Cleaning Up After the Fire is Out
Smoked and soot damaged contents.
Are your contents affected by smoke damage?
A house or property fire can be devastating, not only to a structure, but the contents inside as well. Even if the fire does not physically touch the contents, unseen chemicals from the smoke and soot can saturate materials like bedding, curtains, clothing, carpets and rugs. These items can usually be refurbished after a small fire but it is imperative to take the appropriate action.
Visible and Invisible
Soot damage is often visible on contents or structures. However, smoke damage and odor can be unseen to the naked eye. Having an expert come in to assess the damage with special equipment and technology can help in deciding which items need to be discarded, refurbished in the home, or removed from the home to be treated and deodorized.
This is where we come in!
We have highly trained experts, chemicals, and equipment to evaluate, treat, and remove smoke odor and soot damage. If needed, we will pack up your contents and take them to our warehouse to be refurbished.
After the fire is out, call SERVPRO of East Dallas immediately to reduce risk of harmful air quality and to save your contents!
We Take Care of it All
SERVPRO of East Dallas makes it as easy as possible for you when you experience water damage to your home or business. You do not need to call multiple companies to take care of each step in the process because we take care of it all! Not only do we come out to your property 24/7 to inspect and assess damage and provide water extraction and removal, but we also provide the services below:
- Drying and Dehumidifying
- Cleaning and Making Minor Repairs
- Move Out/Pack Out
- Storing your belongings in our Climate Controlled Warehouse
- Restoration/Rebuilding Affected Areas
Our team members are experts in each of these areas and we have the equipment and cutting edge technology to get the job done efficiency and at the highest quality.
Let Us Clean Your Business
Mold removed and contents and surfaces cleaned in a local East Dallas community center.
Environment for Mold
Sitting water, damp surfaces, and a humid environment all play a part in mold growth. An East Dallas community center called us when they discovered wet sub flooring due to a leak that then caused mold growth and damage to structures and flooring. To prevent the community center from closing down, our team took immediate action.
Take Action Immediately
If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. SERVPRO of East Dallas specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving your belongings.
Sanitize, Deodorize, and Dispose
Your walls, flooring, ceiling, and contents will most likely require professional cleaning services after water or mold has been removed. We have special chemicals and techniques to get the job done. We were able to rid this community center of mold, dry flooring and structures, and clean and sanitize all rooms affected.
Water Leak in Second Floor Laundry Room Causes Big Problems
Second Floor Washing Machine Leak Causes First Floor Water Damage
It does not take long for water from a leak on the second story of a build to spill down to the first floor. The main causes of water leaks that come from the second floor to the first floor of a property are toilet leaks, overflowing bathtubs or faucets, and second floor laundry rooms.
Second floor laundry rooms can create a lot of damage if the washing machine leaks. Here are a few tips to prevent a water catastrophe:
Shut off the water supply to your washing machine if you are going to be away from home.
Check all exposed pipes for signs of damage or leakage.
Make sure to empty the dryer tank periodically.
- Inspect the laundry drain and laundry drain filter.
Check the laundry sink for clogs and debris
Conduct routine maintenance.
- CALL SERVPRO OF EAST DALLAS AT THE FIRST SIGN OF WATER DAMAGE.
Back In Business
Break in causes business to close until SERVPRO of East Dallas gets them up and running again.
More than Fire, Water, and Mold
When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of East Dallas is know for our quick response to your Dallas business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. We are also quickly becoming a leader in clean up and restoration services. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 Franchises.
Cleaning and Clean Up
Every commercial property experiences wear and tear, including dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use. You can count on SERVPRO of East Dallas to make your workspace look its very best. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its life-span.
We also clean up after whatever disaster your property may have experienced such as vandalism, odor removal and deodorization, and biohazard and sewage clean up.