Fire Safety for Children
Even Small Fires Can Be Devastating
SERVPRO of East Dallas recently completed a fire job at a school. The fire occurred due to a small electrical malfunction which caused extensive smoke damage throughout the school. Luckily, the fire started after hours when nobody was in the building. Working on this job was a good reminder that fire safety education for students of all ages is imperative in case of an emergency.
While it can be difficult to educate young children on fire safety practices, small children make up more than half of child deaths due to fires. The US Fire Administration takes educating children on fire safety practices very seriously. They have refined the Sesame Street Fire Safety Program and encourage educators and parents to sign up for the program. Click the link below for more information and/or sign up for the program.
Sesame Street Fire Safety Program for preschool children
We Are Growing
Packed up and heading to the warehouse for storage until reconstruction is complete.
SERVPRO of East Dallas continues to expand! We are available and ready 24 hours a day for all water and fire needs but happy to add another service to offer our customers. While our goal is to try to save structures and floors after water or fire damage, extensive loss occasionally requires removal of floors, cabinets, or other structures. While demolition and restoration are taking place, we have you covered!
We recently doubled our warehouse space. This allows us to offer full service pack-out, move back and temporary storage to customers that require reconstruction after experiencing a fire/water loss. Our crew will handle your furniture and belongings with care and keep them in a temperature controlled environment until ready to be moved back in.
Tornado Hits Dallas, TX
This is a before photo of one of the damaged bathrooms caused by the tornado.
Ten tornadoes rolled through the heart of Dallas on Sunday, November 20th around 10pm. Wreaking havoc on homes, stores, restaurants, churches, office buildings, and schools, thousands of people were left in shock and awe at the devastation on Monday morning.
Many students stayed home from school that Monday, and many days after that, due to extensive damage to their buildings. One small private school was in the direct line of one of the tornadoes that night and had extensive damage. SERVPRO of East Dallas was called that morning to come in and assess the damage and start the drying and clean up process. Our team was there within minutes extracting water, placing dehumidifiers, and cleaning up debris. Over the next week the halls and classrooms were dry, debris from damaged ceilings and walls were cleaned up, and the staff was able to get back in the building safely.
This small school has a long road ahead with the rebuild but we are thankful we were able to help alleviate some of the initial stress of such a devastating situation.
Small electrical fire causes extensive damage in a school
This smoke damage on the ceiling of a school was caused by a small electrical fire.
Smoke entered the cavity between the 1st and 2nd floors of a school after a small electrical fire that happened over night. This picture shows the ceiling damage and soot that settled throughout the cavity creating an unclean and unsafe environment.
SERVPRO of East Dallas was called in to clean and restore the school and get the students and staff back in the building safely. SERVPRO dropped the ceiling and removed all of the original lath and plaster, extensively cleaned all materials in the cavity between the floors. The cavity was then sealed and the ceiling was rebuilt. The pipes and materials in the cavity were sparkling clean and looked brand new after the cleaning process. Business is running as usual now, “like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
As a small way to say, "thank you for protecting and serving," SERVPRO is the proud sponsor of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl game!
Being in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of East Dallas is on site at all types of losses. Especially when dealing with a fire or storm loss, we frequently encounter the men and women who serve our community as first responders.
When crisis strikes, our police departments, fire departments, and EMS crews answer the call. Our military defends us and our freedom. These men and women are true heroes, and we can never express enough gratitude for what they sacrifice for us.
As a means to honor them and their families, SERVPRO is the title sponsor of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, the college bowl game that honors our first responders.
This year, the game is set for Monday, December 30th. For the first time, the game will be played at SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Kickoff is set for 11:30 am, and will air on ESPN. The game is slated to be a matchup of schools from the Big 12 Conference and Conference USA.
For more information on the game, for details on how first responders can receive free tickets, or for instructions on how you or your company could sponsor first responders' tickets, visit the game's website at www.firstresponderbowl.com
Smoke Damage Restoration
Fire damage doesn't necessarily mean burned.
Fires are destructive. When most people imagine a fire impacting their home or business, it's likely that they think of flames. However, even if a portion of your property isn't burned, it can still suffer from damage as the result of a fire.
For example, this photo shows the interior of an attic. Nothing in the attic was actually burned, as the fire took place in the garage below. However, the access door had been left open, so smoke billowed into the space above, coating the rafters, ceiling, and insulation with soot.
SERVPRO of East Dallas removed and discarded the damaged insulation, threw out any materials that couldn't be restored, deodorized the space, primed and painted the beams, and placed new insulation into the attic, removing all trace of fire damage.
Commercial Crisis Averted
Removing water damage quickly from this retail store enabled them to continue operating without interruption.
When water damage struck this local business, SERVPRO of East Dallas responded to their call to mitigate their loss.
Any lost hours of operation means lost money for your business. In this case, we were able to extract the water and dry the area without the retail company having to shut down at all. No business hours were lost, which helped decrease stress in what was an already stressful time for these business owners.
Our business hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are available to take your call for help and get your business cleaned, restored, and operational as quickly as we can. Should your commercial property suffer a fire damage, water damage, or mold damage loss, please don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Dallas at 469-998-6444
Storm Readiness - Make an Emergency Kit!
Emergencies happen. Prepare for them before they occur.
This hurricane season has been a doozy. There are currently six tropical storms swirling around in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Within the last month, Hurricane Dorian nearly obliterated the Bahamas, and Tropical Storm Imelda wreaked havoc on both Texas and Louisiana.
There is nothing we can do to prevent storms from happening. However, we can take precautions and do what we can in order to be prepared in the event a storm or disaster strikes our area.
In the "Build a Kit" section of their website, ready.gov offers a list of suggestions of items to have prepared in case of a general disaster.
Sealing all the items you assemble in airtight plastic bags keeps them safe from water, and having a way to easily carry around your supplies is helpful in the event that you need to move from your location.
Some suggested items to include in your emergency kit are: water, non-perishable food, batteries, a map of your local area, a NOAA weather radio, a first aid kit, and a flashlight. There are additional items that you can consider, and some that will depend specifically on the needs of your family (Do you have pets? Do any of your relatives require medication? Are there babies who require formula? etc).
SERVPRO of East Dallas Gets Fire Damaged Business Back to Work in 48 Hours
When fire damages your business, we are ready and able to get it operational quickly.
When a printing company experienced a fire in their prototype room, they called SERVPRO of East Dallas to remediate the damage.
Our team of professionals thoroughly cleaned and moved the equipment and machinery, and the business was able to be up and running within forty-eight hours; in three days, the job was completed.
At SERVPRO of East Dallas, we know that experiencing a fire is stressful, and a disruption in your business makes it even more so. It's our passion to implement our expertise in our industry to enable your business to make the damage "Like it never even happened."
For additional information, or for tips on how to prepare before a disaster occurs by setting up an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) with us, call our office today at 469-998-6444
SERVPRO of East Dallas Got This Business Back in Business
We have the right tools for the job
After a forklift driver accidentally struck the fire suppression lines in a local commercial warehouse and caused a major leak, SERVPRO of East Dallas was called in to help mitigate the water damage.
Our team responded immediately, and was able to extract the water after business hours so that the warehouse was able to open at 6am the following day.
Getting your business back in business is our business! We strive to get your property back to pre-damage condition as quickly, and efficiently as we can, without sacrificing quality of our work. That's why we're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - SERVPRO of East Dallas is always here to help you when you need us.