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Fast to Your East Dallas Disaster

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO of East Dallas provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Dallas provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of East Dallas arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of East Dallas

SERVPRO of East Dallas specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire Extinguisher Causes Water Damage

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

water damage A fire extinguisher was activated in a classroom by accident.

Sources for Water Damage

Flooding and water damage can be caused by many different sources.  Some of the most common that we see are damaged hot water heaters, faulty plumbing causing appliances to leak, as well as overflowing toilets, faucets, sinks, and bathtubs.  This job was not typical.  A fire extinguisher was dropped in a classroom and it was activated.  Chemicals and water were expelled throughout the room saturating the carpet, tile, walls, and contents in the room. 

Back in Business

When we are on a water job, our goal is not only to extract water and dry all surfaces possible, but to clean all damaged structures and get the area back to pre damage condition or even better.  We were able to dry all surfaces and remove all chemicals from this room.  The children were able to return to their classroom safely.  

Advanced Equipment

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

The Right Equipment for the Job

Water damage can cause large loss to floors and structures but can also create the perfect environment for mold to grow.  The longer the water sits, the higher the risk for complete loss and risky air quality due to the mold growth.  Luckily, we have high tech equipment that is designed to remove the humidity from the air, even in small spaces that have poor airflow, when unwanted water is involved.  At the same time, we have water extractors to remove standing water, then powerful fans to dry the structures.  We also have high tech equipment that can detect moisture on surfaces as well as in the air.  It is imperative to get our equipment in place as soon as possible when water is an issue.  

First Responder Bowl

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Football for a Cause

SERVPRO of East Dallas was proud to be a part of the First Responder Bowl game that took place on December 30th, 2019, at the SMU Stadium in Dallas, Texas. This is the 3rd year that SERVPRO has partnered with ESPN for this special event.  This event is so much more than a football game.  The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl recognizes our friends and neighbors across our communities who protect and serve on the front line.  

Serving Those Who Serve

This is just one example of how important the community, especially those that risk their lives daily to protect, is to our franchise.  We are looking forward to increasing our involvement in serving the local fire departments and police departments in our territory over the next year.  

No Power No Problem

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

generator Generator for the win in power loss

Power Loss

A storm in Dallas, TX caused flooding in the crawl space underneath a house and water damage to the subfloor on the ground level.  The power was also out, which could be a problem when trying to use advanced machinery to extract and dry spaces and structures affected by water damage. 

We Have it Covered

Luckily, SERVPRO of East Dallas is able to handle this situation.  We have access to generators of all sizes and the capability to get them to a job site in a moment's notice.  In this situation, we assessed the damage, decided on the equipment needed for the drying and cleanup process, and then able to get the appropriate generator to the house without delay.  This is just another example of our growth and expansion so we can meet the needs of our community!

Southeast Texas Flooding

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Storm SERVPRO of East Dallas in storm damaged home in southeast Texas

Flooding After a Tropical Storm

Let summer, early fall can be an active time for weather in the Houston area of Texas.  2019 proved this to be true.  Hurricane Imelda hit off the coast of Texas in late September causing major flooding in the southeast region.  As water levels began to enter homes, many SERVPRO franchises left their territories and headed to that area to assist.  SERVPRO of East Dallas took a crew down and immediately got to work.

Large Loss

This photo shows our equipment in a home after water had receded and we had extracted the standing water.  Due to the extensive damage, most most homes in the area experienced large loss.  We were happy to be able to help in many of the homes by drying the surfaces and preparing them for restoration.  

Let Us Do the Dirty Work

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our crew is trained and ready to take on your mold.

Environment for Mold

A slow water leak that goes unnoticed can quickly cause mold damage.  For example, when water trickles out of a pipe under the sink structure damage as well as extensive mold growth take place.  The humidity and warmth in the cabinet under the sink created a perfect environment for mold to grow.

Breathing Mold

Mold can be very harmful to your health, especially when it goes unnoticed for and extended period of time.  Over time, exposure to mold can exacerbate asthma, respiratory allergies, or contact allergies.   Our crew is trained in the proper protection, equipment, and process to take on harmful mold.  

Prevention is the Key

The most important thing to remember is to get rid of water as quickly as possible.  SERVPRO of East Dallas is here for you, don't hesitate to call if you notice any water in places it shouldn't be.  Let us dry it up before mold has a chance to move in!

Fire Safety for Children

11/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Even Small Fires Can Be Devastating

School Fire

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. 

Fire Safety

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

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Packed and Wrapped Furniture 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

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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.