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Career Opportunities at SERVPRO

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Interested in being a part of the SERVPRO family? Apply today! Image of cell phone. Interested in being a part of the SERVPRO family? Apply today!

With 17 franchises in 6 locations throughout TN, FL, and TX, SERVPRO Team Nicholson is an exciting, diverse, innovative place to work. We foster positive company culture, offer competitive compensation packages, and prioritize community involvement. Come find out what it takes to be a part of our team! 

Our mission is to be a proud, laser-focused team holding each other accountable while creating positive opportunities for our people and becoming the most efficiently run organization in the markets we serve. We value honesty, reliability, relationships, trustworthiness, and authenticity! Our team develops and provides solutions; we are go-getters and carry a “bring it” attitude to our work environment. We listen and value each other’s thoughts and ideas and strive to bring them to life. We are built on hard work, transparency, good business, and integrity. We believe “You can’t go wrong doing the right thing.” 

Bill Repsel, our Regional Administrator, shared his testimony on what it's like working for SERVPRO. He said "Every day is a new day. It is an opportunity to serve others in our community in a time of need. We have an incredible team of people with great talent that strives to make a difference every day." 

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth is proud of the work we do and is always looking for like-minded people interested in a rewarding career. Please submit your resume to recruiting@SERVPROclarksville.com, stop by our office at 7435 Pebble Dr, Fort Worth, TX. from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday, or click here to check out our current job openings.

Why You Should Clean Your HVAC System in the Spring

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Need your HVAC system cleaned? Call SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth today! Need your HVAC system cleaned? Call SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth today!

Need your HVAC system cleaned? Call SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth today!

1/21/2021

Spring is finally here, and it's time to open those windows and let in some fresh air. As you embark on cleaning your home this spring, don't forget about your HVAC system.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollutant levels inside can be two to five times higher than outdoors. The ventilation system is often the largest contributor to low indoor air quality. Many systems go a long time before being inspected and cleaned. Your dirty vents might be circulating odors, mold, and irritating dust throughout your home.

The EPA reports contaminants or foreign objects such as rodents, insects, dust, dirt, debris, bacteria, mold, and pollen can enter and collect in your air ducts. These may harm the indoor air quality of your home or cause other damages to your HVAC system.

Cleaning your HVAC system is no easy task, and we can help. SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth offers heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC) inspections and cleaning. Especially after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning is essential to improve your home's air quality.

Why Pick SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth?

Unlike most duct cleaning services, we use a Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and sweep clean years of dust and grime.

This system allows us to:

  • Remediate Bacteria, Fungi, and Mold

  • Reduce Potential for Mold Growth

  • Restore Peak Energy Efficiency

  • Eliminate Offensive Odors

  • Provide Free Written Inspections and Estimates

Our Duct Cleaning Process

  • First, we use patented equipment, such as the roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.

  • Next, powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfer the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.

  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.

  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.

  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

Keeping your HVAC system and ductwork clean is critical in ensuring good air quality in your home. Protect your family from polluted air this spring and set up an inspection today.

If you have other cleaning needs, SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth provides various cleaning services. Call 817-293-5553 today.

Winter Storm Emergency Services

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Texas home with roof damage after a home SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth tarped this roof after a tornado caused damage.

Storm Emergency Services

Storms are not a common occurrence in Texas. In Fort Worth, we see just a few days of freezing temperatures in a year. Every few years, an intense hail storm can occur. Otherwise, we have the luxury of enjoyable temperate or warm temperatures for the majority of the year.

Yet, when there is a winter storm in Fort Worth, we see a sharp increase in properties that experience damage. We are always ready to help from flooded homes due to frozen pipes bursting to fire damages caused by portable heaters. 

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth is always active during storm situations. We offer the following services:

Water Damage

Usually caused by frozen pipes that have burst, but other times by a damaged roof, we are available 24/7 for your water damage. We will extract standing water and place drying equipment in your home. We will monitor the drying process until your home has dried correctly.

Fire Damage

Regardless of the reason for the fire damage, we are available to provide the following:

  • Roof Tarping: we will tarp the damaged portion of your roof using thick, weatherproof plastic. This will prevent further precipitation from entering your home until the roof can be permanently fixed.
  • Board-ups: we will board up any damaged portion of your property, such as doors and windows. This will prevent precipitation from entering your home and deter possible break-ins.
  • Temporary Fencing: along with board-ups, we can install a temporary fence around your property to deter the public from entering your property and provide an extra layer of security.
  • 24/7 Security Guard: when it is impossible to perform immediate board-ups or install temporary fencing (for example, if we’re in the middle of an ice storm), we can assign a security guard to protect your property until our technicians can safely provide other emergency services.

Move-Out / Pack-Out for Contents

Sometimes, a move-out or pack-out is needed. This is especially the case when the majority or entire property has been affected by smoke or soot. We will pack-out your property’s contents and take them to our facility, where they can be cleaned and stored until they’re safe to be returned. 

Temporary Warehouse Space

When a move-out or pack-out is done, we will provide temporary storage space to keep your items safe until they can be returned.

Textile Cleaning

If you have textiles (clothing, plush animals, shoes, etc.) that have been affected by Cat 2 or Cat 3 water or smoke and soot, they can be taken back to our facility for cleaning. Priority clothing can be cleaned and returned in as little as 72-hours. Learn more about how we clean and prove the cleanliness of water-affected textiles and smoke and soot-affected textiles.

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth 

We are locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Worth, TX, residents, and business owners with any size cleaning or restoration emergencies.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Fort Worth
  • Everman
  • Forrest Hill
  • Forrest Hill

Smoke Damage is as Dangerous as Fire Damage

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen ceiling in Fort Worth, Texas Smoke damage to Texas kitchen ceiling after a fire.

In a typical house fire, more damage is caused by smoke than by the actual flames. During a fire, the materials that burn produce toxic smoke filled with microscopic particles known as soot. These tiny particles become charged from the extreme heat and migrate to cooler air found in other parts of the house. Because this smoke is often scorching, it can cause additional damage away from the actual source of the fire by melting plastics, scorching fabrics, and textiles and spreading toxic gasses that will kill any living thing in its path. That's why smoke alarms throughout your home are critical to saving lives.

The Department of Homeland Security says, "In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames. Most deadly fires occur in the home when people are asleep. If you wake up to a fire, you won't have time to grab valuables because the fire spreads too quickly, and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape."

At SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth, our trained specialists know how to restore your belongings after a house fire. We hope you never need our services, but we will help you determine what can be restored and what needs to be replaced if you do.

Restoring smoke and fire-damaged items costs less than replacing them. Having your belongings restored, especially sentimental value items, helps most families recover from the trauma of a fire more quickly than otherwise possible. Call SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth at (817) 293-5553. We have helped hundreds of families recover from house fire damages

How Fires Can Damage Retail Stock in Your Fort Worth, Texas, Business

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Sprinkler in commercial Fort Worth property Sprinklers help save a business from many larger fires, but they also have the unfortunate consequence of adding additional damage to a situation.

When picturing a fire, most people think only of the flames themselves. However, in a real fire, open flames are often among the least of your concerns. Fires are multifaceted disasters that can cause damage in multiple ways, especially in retail merchandise. Between ash, smoke, burns, and water damage, fires can damage almost any merchandise type. SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth can clean and restore many of these, but understanding what might happen to your stock during a fire is essential for calculating financial loss and extra shipments. 

Burned Goods 

The most apparent damage for fires in retail locations is through direct burns. Flammable items may catch fire, in most cases becoming unsalvageable, and other goods may be exposed to flames that partially or wholly destroy them. We're able to restore some of the damage caused by direct burns, such as some discoloration or warping in items, but many victims of this type of damage are irrecoverable. 

Water Damage from Sprinklers 

Sprinklers help save a business from many larger fires, but they also have the unfortunate consequence of adding additional damage to a situation. Water can damage most unsealed goods, and whether or not they will need replacing depends entirely on how much water is sprayed and what types of items are affected. 

Ash 

Ash is a tricky substance, as it can work its way into deep recesses and mix with water to become a harmful sludge. Ash is particularly bad for electronics and food items, but thankfully, its effects can usually be mitigated by SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth.

Smoke 

The smoke has the highest potential to damage fabrics and clothing but can hurt other types of merchandise. We have many different methods of treating smoke damage, be it on an individual item or room at a time. Smoke is usually a more severe problem for the building itself than any merchandise. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth is a locally-owned company with industrial-grade equipment and training capable of handling even the most severe retail fire restorations. Call us 24/7 at (817) 293-5553.

Why You Need Professional Storm Damage Restoration

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm in Fort Worth, Texas With storm season quickly prepared, the risk of damage to your home from strong winds, rain, and possibly lightning is possible.

Facing Flooding or Storm Damage in Your Home?

Dealing with floodingstorm damage, river flooding, or other forms of natural disasters can be a frustrating and challenging experience and needs to be handled properly. If the storm is too severe, the hail damage and frozen pipes could substantially repair costs.

Not Sure What to do About Flood Water, Roof Leak, or Wind Damage?

When a home sustains damage due to storm, ice damage, frozen pipes, flooding, ice dam, river flooding, ice damming, hail damage, or wind damage, homeowners are advised to hire professionals to provide storm restoration or water restoration.

Professionals are skilled in handling storm damage and its devastating effects and can assess the rain damage, wind damage, flood damage, and other related situations that occurred during the storm. They have the right equipment and are experienced in ice damage, frozen pipes, ice dam, ice damming, and storm restoration.

Call SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth for additional information.

Are You Ready For Severe Weather?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Fort Worth is always ready to serve you! SERVPRO of East Fort Worth is always ready to serve you!

Severe weather is unpredictable and SERVPRO of East Fort Worth wants you to be safe no matter the season! Below are some severe weather readiness tips to help guide you, no matter what type of disaster you may encounter.

Weather Radios: Weather radios are the most reliable way to receive notifications of severe weather in your area. Although cellular phones, weather apps, social media as well as wireless emergency alerts (WEA’s) are what the majority of us depend on to keep informed, the truth is those devices can have their limitation during severe weather and can be interrupted. Mobile devices rely on towers and those towers can be damaged and cease to function during severe weather. A weather radio, WITH CHARGED BATTERIES, is the most reliable way to be informed of severe weather. Be sure to properly program your weather radio so you only receive the alerts you want for the counties you want.

Emergency Supply Kit: Having an emergency kit can be a lifesaver. Most emergency management agencies recommend supplies for up to three days. The following is a list you can use as a guideline:

  • Water – 1 gallon per person per day
  • Food – non-perishable
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a weather radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries for radio and flashlight
  • First Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal help
  • Clothing, blankets
  • Dust mask or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags, and duct tape
  • Wrench or other tools to shit off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents. (Copy of insurance policy, bank account info, identification, etc.)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof case
  • Cash

 Make a family plan: Make sure all members in the household are aware of where they are to go in the event of severe weather. If for some reason the family is separated in the event of a severe storm, have a meeting place established to aid in finding each other amidst the devastation.

Secondary Damage to Hardwood Flooring

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth today! Call SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth today!

There are many ways water damage in your home or business can occur. Some of the most common examples are broken or leaking pipes, appliances malfunctioning, or flooding. The key to keeping the extent of water damage to a minimum is a quick response to start drying. Otherwise, secondary damage to the property will be inevitable. Secondary damage can be many things from delaminated carpeting, discoloring of building materials, musty odors, mold, or warped flooring.

In this case, we are talking about hardwood flooring in particular and what happens. Wood is a semi-porous material that absorbs water slowly between the wood joints. If the wood has been affected by water damage and is caught quickly, there are drying mats that can extract the water out of the wood and bring it back to its original state. If a wood floor has absorbed a significant amount of water and has dwelled for an extended period, then the wood floor will begin to cup and stain. If the floors are left in this condition, it will get worse to the point of no return and must be removed. If wood floors are treated as soon as you see cupping, there is still a chance of them being saved. Water will get extracted, and then once dry. The wood can be sanded and refinished to get a smooth surface again.

If you or someone you know ever experiences water damage, the first thing you should do is call SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth and start the drying process to prevent unnecessary damage from occurring! If water damage occurs and has gone unnoticed, call us in, and we will survey the damage. Our goal is to save as much as we can and assist in replacing materials if necessary.

 

Does Your Fort Worth Business Have a Plan?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Follow these tips! Image of clean floor. Follow these tips!

How quickly your company can get back to business after a hurricane, fire or flood often depends on the emergency planning done beforehand. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. While each situation is unique, your organization can prepare better if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place and practice for all kinds of emergencies. The following are necessary measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan

Begin by identifying operations that are critical to survival and recovery. Then carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, material, procedures, and equipment are essential to keep the business operating.

Review Insurance Coverage

Understand what your policy does and does not cover. Check with your provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage, and business interruption. Inadequate coverage can lead to significant financial loss.

Prepare Your Emergency Plan

Communication with your employees is central before, during, and after a disaster. Be sure to share emergency information with your staff.

Practice the Emergency Plan

The ability to evacuate workers and customers effectively can save lives. Establish evacuation producers and ensure your staff knows the route.

Secure Your Facility and Equipment

Install exit signs, fire extinguishers, and smoke alarms and detectors in appropriate areas.

Improve Cyber Security

Using anti-virus software, firewalls, and secure passwords will better protect your business’s data and information.

Locally Owned with National Resources

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Fort Worth community. When you have a fire, flooding, or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

As fire and water damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Please call (817) 293-5553.

What to do When Storm Damage Occurs in Fort Worth, TX

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Here at SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth, we know a thing or two about the phrase "spring weather" means to us. It means a whole lot of rain, thunderstorms, lightning, flooding issues, and even tornadoes. We know what to do during a storm, but what do we do after a storm? Here are some helpful hints to get you back on track after a storm hits:

  1. You and your family's safety is the number one goal. Watch out for safety hazards such as broken glass and exposed nails. If dealing with floodwaters, be sure to wear protective clothing, including boots, gloves, eye protection, and masks, as floodwaters can carry sewage, bacteria, and other dangers. Stay away from downed power lines. Be sure to use a flashlight instead of a candle when inspecting your home at night.

  2. When it's safe to do so, document your damage. This will help when filing your insurance claim. Be sure to take photos and videos of your entire property from multiple angles. Take pictures of the interior and exterior.

  3. If you have flooding, water extraction is the most crucial step to restoring your home. By choosing SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth, the water extraction needed for your home will be handled quickly and professionally. Our technicians can evaluate your belongings to see if they can be cleaned and restored.

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth takes storm cleanup seriously. We will make sure you are back on your feet in no time. Give us a call 24/7 at (817) 293-5553.