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Ice dams and water damage.

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ice dams and water damage. #ice dams cause #water to pool & under shingles. This can in turn wet building materials which can't dry quickly enough to keep #mold from growing.

With winter weather swiftly approaching, it's time to be sure your home is ready for the colder temperatures. Here in Texas the weather seems to have a mind of it's own. Even in winter we could be wearing short sleeves on Monday only to need to break out the heavy coats by Friday.

When we do get low enough temperatures for ice and dare we say it, snow. It often melts and refreezes as the temperatures fluctuate. This can cause temporary Ice dams, or water drainage to seep into any available space where it will settle and eventually turn to mold as the weather warms up.

Ice dams usually occur after a heavy snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures. Warm air inside your home leaks into the attic and will warm the underside of the roof causing snow and ice on the roof to melt. The melted water will drain along the roof, under the snow, until it reaches the cold overhang. The overhang tends to be at the same temperature as the outdoors and the melted water will refreeze and form an ice dam and icicles. The ice dam can cause damage to the roof, which will result in water leaks to the inside. Frequently the result will be a water spot on the ceiling under the roof damage.

What to Do if an Ice Dam Occurs:

  • Don’t get on your roof to solve this problem, it could be dangerous.
  • Avoid standing on the ground and “chipping away” at the ice. Not only could this cause damage to your roof, but you can be seriously injured by falling ice, debris, or tools.
  • Contacting a roofing contractor to fix your roof leak will not prevent future ice dams.
  • Seal air leaks (Home Sealing) and sealing duct air leaks in your attic to stop warm air leakage (the source of the problem).
  • After sealing leaks, add additional insulation in your attic.
  • Provide adequate attic ventilation so that the underside of the roof and outside air are at the same temperature. Check to make sure attic insulation is not blocking roof ventilation.
  • Clean leaves and other debris from gutters before the first snow. This will help prevent ice build-up in gutters.
  • Hire a contractor who is an energy specialist or specializes in air sealing to do an in-home evaluation. A good specialist will use diagnostic equipment to evaluate the performance of your home and generate a customized list of improvements.

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FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE Christmas Holiday Safety Tips - Keep The Season Merry! #HolidaySafety

Don’t let Christmas ever heat up too much — with fire that is. Did you know that Christmas trees alone result in 13 million dollars, annually, in property damage? More importantly, these fires present real risk towards family and friends. When showcasing a live tree in your home, the combination of tree dryness, electrical malfunction with lights and poorly located heating sources can make for a deadly combination.

BUT IF YOUR HOLIDAY IS JUST NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A LIVE TREE, FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP THREATS AT BAY:

  • Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. The tree shouldn’t be shedding its needles readily.
  • Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry out.
  • Make sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights have been tested in a lab by the UL or ETL/ITSNA for safety, and throw out any damaged lights.
  • Any lights you use outdoors must be labeled suitable for exterior placement, and be sure to plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter protected receptacle.
  • Keep all your holiday candles away from your Christmas tree, surrounding furniture and décor.
  • Bedtime means lights off! ­ Don’t forget to turn your Christmas tree lights off each night.

When your tree begins to drop its needles, it’s time to say goodbye to your evergreen foliage until next year. So this year, follow our guidelines to avoid being another statistic in the National Fire Protection Association or United States Fire Administration report during the upcoming holiday season.

Real tree not for you? How about an artificial tree?

If you want to skip the real tree this year and go artificial, you want to look for a tree that you can enjoy for years to come. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect faux Christmas tree. 

  • First, think of an artificial Christmas tree as an investment. Because you may be keeping the tree for 20 years or more, you may consider purchasing a high-quality artificial tree that has foliage resembling a real Christmas tree. This is often determined by the quantity of the branch tips and design of the foliage. In most cases, having more branch “tips” is preferred because an abundance of branches and needles creates a full look for the tree.
  • Ensure the Christmas tree has the specific desired appearance. Look closely to see if you can see the center pole of the tree–if so, it may not be a high-quality tree (though trees with artificial trunks are often designed so that the trunk is visible).
  • Choose a tree with a strong stand to ensure that your Christmas tree will not topple or lean to one side, even if heavy ornaments are added to the tree. Some tree stands come with rubber feet to protect your carpet or your wooden floors
  • High end artificial Christmas trees have hinged branches, which simplify setup and allow for easy storage.
  • If your artificial tree has been in storage, be sure to shake it out and dust it get rid of any detritus that might cause respiratory irritation.

Setting up your Christmas tree

The way you set up and care for your tree has a big effect on how long it will last, how beautiful it will stay, and, ultimately, how safe it will be to have in your home.

  • Before putting your new Christmas tree into its stand, cut a couple of inches off the bottom of the trunk to expose fresher (and far more absorbent) wood. Taking a few minutes to do this will improve your tree’s water intake, and make it harder for your tree to catch fire.
  • Your tree stand should have a capacity of at least one gallon, which is the amount of water that the average 6-foot Christmas tree can consume in a day’s time. As a general rule of thumb, live Christmas trees require one quart of water for every inch of trunk diameter.
  • Water live Christmas trees daily.
  • Position tree a minimum of 3 feet away from candles, fireplaces, space heaters, radiators, heat vents, and other heat sources.
  • Because nearly half of all Christmas tree fires involve electrical malfunctions, it’s extremely important to check that light strands and other electrical decorations are in good condition (free from insulation cracks, fraying wires or damaged bulbs and plugs) before decorating your tree with them.
  • Once you've settled on that perfect tree for you, brought it home and set it in the perfect spot it's time to decorate and that means lights. 

    Lights and Decorations

  • When shopping for lights, electric decorations and extension cords, purchase only the ones that are UL-listed
  • If you’re planning to decorate outdoors, make sure that you use lights and decorations that are rated for outdoor use. Putting indoor-only products outside in the weather can result in electric shock and fire hazards.
  • If you’re in doubt as to whether light strings are rated for indoor or outdoor use, just check the color-coded UL mark on the product’s package. A green holographic UL mark says, “indoors only, please,” while a red one indicates that the product is safe for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Whether they’re brand-new out of the box or seasoned veterans from holidays past, before you put them up, inspect all lights, electric decorations and extension cords for signs of damage to wire insulation, plugs, and bulbs. If the damage can be repaired (i.e. broken bulbs replaced), do not use the item until the repair has been made. If cords and plugs are damaged, discard and replace the decoration.
  • Always unplug lights before changing bulbs, replacing fuses, or making any other repairs.
  • If you need to replace a bulb in a string of Christmas lights, make sure that the wattage rating of the replacement bulb you’re using matches that of the light strand. Using a bulb with too high a wattage can cause the light string to overheat, creating a fire risk.
    • When hanging Christmas lights outdoors, reduce your risk of electric shock by passing up metal ladders in favor of ladders made of non-conductive materials like wood or fiberglass-reinforced plastic.
    • Only use lights and decorations in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.
    • Before you begin decorating, verify how many strands of lights it is safe to connect end-to-end (as a general rule, it’s 3).
    • Be careful not to overload extension cords. Before you start plugging in, find out the wattage rating of your extension cord, as well as the power requirements of any lights or decorations you’re planning to plug into it. A wattage rating is the amount of electricity that an extension cord is built to carry, and if the combined power requirements (or “pull”) of your lights and decorations exceed that rating, overheating and fire can occur.
    • Every so often, check Christmas light wires to make sure that they’re not warm to the touch.
    • Always turn off all Christmas lights and decorations before going to bed or leaving the house.

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    Is Your Office Building Really Clean?

    10/3/2018 (Permalink)

    Commercial Is Your Office Building Really Clean? Did you know? We offer Carpets Upholstery Cleaning! Even the highest-quality items can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us!

    Even with general maintenance carpet and tile floors begin to show wear and dirt over time, especially in high traffic areas.When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, give SERVPRO a call, our skilled professionals can make your office shine.

    Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your work space look its very best.No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 Franchises.

    Here at SERVPRO Of East Fort Worth we specialize in total commercial cleaning and maintenance. Below is a list of the service we offer.

    Carpet

    • Showcase
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Rotary Drying
    • Rotary Jet Extraction
    • Hot Water Extraction
    • Pre-conditioner & Rinse

    Other Services Available for Carpet:

    • Maintenance program
    • Deodorization
    • Installation & Relaying
    • Dyeing
    • Stain Removal
    • Water Extraction/Drying
    • Repair
    • Warranty Inspections

    Tropical Treatments for Carpets

    • Soil Protectants
    • Anti-Microbial
    • Anti-Static
    • Fire Retardants

    Upholstery

    • Hot Water Extraction
    • Foam/Shampoo
    • Hand Dry Clean
    • Showcase
    • Machine Dry Clean
    • Dry/Wet/Dry

    Floor Maintenance Systems

    • Stripping
    • Sealing
    • Finishing

    Surfaces Cleaned and Maintained

    • Concrete
    • Ceramic
    • Vinyl
    • Marble
    • Terrazzo
    • Brick
    • Asphalt
    • Stone
    • hardwood
    • Rubber
    • Cork
    • Adobe

    Other Services Available:

    • Maintenance Programs
    • High-speed Maintenance Programs
    • Disinfection
    • Deodorization
    • Pressure Washing
    • Degreasing

    Draperies (dry or wet clean)

    • On location cleaning (without removal)
    • Take down/rehang
    • Mildew Treatment
    • Fire Retardant

    Walls, Ceilings & Hard Surface Cleaning

    • Dry Cleaning
    • Wet Cleaning
    • Metal Polishing
    • Light Foam Cleaning
    • Preparation for Painting
    • Interior Window Cleaning

    Types of Surfaces Cleaned:

    • Wood Furniture
    • Washable Wallpaper
    • Grass/ Cork Wall covering
    • Fireplace Brick
    • Wood Paneling
    • Cabinets/ Countertops
    • Vent Hoods
    • Masonry (interior/exterior)
    • Painted Walls
    • Flocked Wallpaper
    • Acoustical Ceiling Tile
    • Ceramic Tile/Grout
    • Windows/ Glass
    • Kitchen/Bathroom Fixtures
    • Metal Fixtures

    Other Services Available for Walls, Ceilings, & Hard Surfaces

    • Semi-refinishing
    • Restore
    • Deodorize
    • Polish
    • Degrease
    • Fire Retardant

    Duct System Services

    • Cleaning
    • Sealing
    • Sanitization
    • Clean Rooms
    • Interior Windows

    Fire, Smoke and Vandalism Cleanup & Restoration

    • Structure
    • Complete Cleanup & Restoration
    • Subcontract Services
    • Contents

    Commercial Contents Cleaning

    • Clean
    • Disinfect
    • Appliances Cleaning
    • Deodorize
    • Ultra-sound

    Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration

    • 24-hour Extraction and Removal
    • Drying Services
    • Anti-Microbial Treatments
    • Dehumidification

    Deodorization Services

    • Thermal Fogging
    • U.L.V. Source Removal
    • Activated Oxygen

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    Mold vs. Mildew; What's the difference?

    10/2/2018 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Mold vs. Mildew; What's the difference? If you notice mold in your home or business don't try to fix it yourself. Call a professional cleaner to make sure that it is done safely

    Mildew and mold are both fungi, which are common in most homes. These types of fungi do well in environments that are moist and easily spread and thrive on numerous surfaces, thus making it difficult to get rid of them. However, if mildew and mold are left unattended, they can adversely affect large portions of a property. In fact, they might even result in structural damage and health problems.

    Both are keen on warm areas where they might sprout their homes, from food to your shower to a sheet of paper. And, of course, no homeowner likes to see them in his or her home.

    But mold and mildew also have striking differences when it comes to size, color and texture.

    Mildew is a surface fungi that can easily be identified as a patch of gray or even white fungus that is lying on the surface of a moist area. Mildew is easily treated with a store bought cleaner and a scrubbing brush.

    Mold, on the other hand, can be black or green and is often the result of a much larger infestation. This type of fungus can appear almost "fuzzy" — especially when it is found on food — or even slimy in nature.

    The following are the different effects that can be caused by mildew and mold if left unchecked:

    Mildew Effects

    Mildew affects crops and plants. However, it can result in health risks if it happens to develop indoors. The spores of mildew cause respiratory problems, sore throat, headache, and coughing.

    Mold Effects

    This has the potential of causing major structural damage over long periods. Different mold strains cause various health problems. Some common effects on health are extreme fatigue, depression, dizziness, pain and inflammation in joints, migraines, heart problems and respiratory problems. Respiratory problems may include nasal congestion, throat and eye irritation, skin irritations, sneezing etc.

    Understanding Mold

    Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the facts:

    • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
    • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
    • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
    • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
    • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
    • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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    Candle Safety

    10/1/2018 (Permalink)

    General Candle Safety Flameless candles are a safe alternative to lit candles and produce a similar soft, glowing effect.

    With the weather turning cooler and holidays approaching, many of us are lighting up festive scented candles to welcome the season. Whether they be for decor or pumpkins this fall. We were at SERVPRO of East Fort Worth want you to stay safe while enjoying these luminous additions to your decor. 

    Here are a few candle safety tips to review before you light your next candle:

    1. Burning candles should never be left unattended.

    2. Keep candles away from anything flammable.

    3. If your candle is in a candle holder, it should be sturdy enough to avoid being easily knocked over.

    4. Candles should be placed where children and pets can’t reach them.

    5. The National Candle Association recommends that candlewicks be trimmed to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.

    6. Keep the pool of wax in the candle clear of debris such as wick trimmings.

    7. Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for candle use. Most candles should be burned for only a couple of hours at a time.

    8. Extinguish candles with a candle snuffer rather than blowing them out, as hot wax can splatter

    Flameless candles are a safe alternative to lit candles and produce a similar soft, glowing effect. Lit candles are not recommended for use during power outages, so use battery powered flashlights, lanterns and even flameless candles instead.

    Finally, any talk of candle safety is incomplete without a reminder to check all smoke alarms in your home. Working smoke alarms greatly increase your chances of surviving a home fire, so check them every month to ensure they are working properly.

    Pets and Fire Safety

    8/6/2018 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Pets and Fire Safety When disaster strikes it effects you & your pets. Be prepared, make sure they have clean correctly sized pet carriers ready in case of an evacuation.
     No one wants to consider the possibility of facing a fire emergency in their own home, but it could happen at any time. Coming up with a fire plan is key to getting yourself and your family out safely. But what about your pets? including pet preparation in your fire safety plan is crucial to be able to get your furry friends out in time. Keep your furry companions safe by following these steps to create a fire evacuation plan for your pets. 
    • The best way to protect your pets from the effects of a fire is to include them in your family plan. This includes having their own disaster supplies kit as well as arranging in advance for a safe place for them to stay if you need to leave your home.
    • When you practice your escape plan, practice taking your pets with you. Train them to come to you when you call.
    • In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them, too. But remember: never delay escape or endanger yourself or family to rescue a family pet.

    Prevent Your Pets from Starting Fires

    The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 1,000 home fires each year are accidentally started by the homeowners' pets.

    • Extinguish Open Flames - Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, or even a fire in your fireplace. Ensure your pet is not left unattended around an open flame and make sure to thoroughly extinguish any open flame before leaving your home.
    • Remove Stove Knobs - Be sure to remove stove knobs or protect them with covers before leaving the house - a stove or cook top is the number one piece of equipment involved in your pet starting a fire.
    • Invest in Flameless Candles - These candles contain a light bulb rather than an open flame, and take the danger out of your pet knocking over a candle. Cats are notorious for starting fires when their tails turn over lit candles.
    • Secure Young Pets - keep them confined away from potential fire-starting hazards when you are away from home such as in crates or behind baby gates in secure areas.
     

    Help Firefighters Help Your Pets

    • Keep pets near entrances when away from home. Keep collars on pets and leashes at the ready in case firefighters need to rescue your pet. When leaving pets home alone, keep them in areas or rooms near entrances where firefighters can easily find them.
    • Affix a pet alert window cling and write down the number of pets inside your house and attach the static  cling to a front window. This critical information saves rescuers time when locating your pets. Make sure to keep the number of pets listed on them updated.

    BE PREPARED. Have A PLAN.

    • Know their hiding places! During a fire your pets will be terrified, and they’ll most likely run to in the places they feel most safe.  If you don’t know their common hiding places, you could run out of time to save your furry, scaly, or feathered friend.
    • Map it out!  Find their hidey-holes and niches. Map these out on a piece of paper, and include the map in your fire escape plan.
    • Always evacuate your pets on a leash or in a pet carrier. Pets will panic at the smell of smoke, and may bolt when outside, making them impossible to find.
    • Prepare an emergency kit for each of your animals. The kit should contain your pet’s food, veterinary paperwork, prescription medications, and an updated photo and description of each animal. You may have to board your pet at a kennel or other facility until you get settled after a fire, and they will require proof that your pet has current vaccinations.
    • Have an evacuation plan. If you have to evacuate your home, and you cannot return for a while, have a plan of action!
     

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    What to do when your DFW home has a water leak.

    8/3/2018 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What to do when your DFW home has a water leak. equipment placed in a bathroom after a water leak.

    What causes water damage? 

    Water damage can originate by different sources such as a broken dishwasher hose, a washing machine overflow, a dishwasher leakage, broken/leaking pipes, flood waters and clogged toilets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 13.7% of all water used in the home today can be attributed to plumbing leaks. On average that is approximately 10,000 gallons of water per year wasted by leaks for each US home. A tiny, 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water a day.

    Left unfixed, these leaks can cause more sever problems in the future. Mold can grow, and structures can rot or become weak from the strain of the water soaking into them resulting in damage and possibly collapse. 

    Removing water once an incident occurs. 

    Once a Water leak occurs your first priority should be removing the water and drying out the area to prevent further damage. Calling in professionals should be your first task before trying to deal with the water yourself. SERVPRO of East Fort Worth is on call 24/7 and ready to help deal with any disaster day or night. We can arrive quickly and begin removing water from your home with our expert equipment so that the drying process can begin as soon as possible.

    Different removal methods and measures are used depending on the category of water. Due to the destructive nature of water, chosen restoration methods also depend heavily on the amount of water, and on the amount of time the water has remained stagnant. For example, as long as carpet has not been wet for longer than 48 hours, and the water involved was not sewage based, a carpet can usually be saved if it is relatively new; however, if the water has soaked for longer, then the carpet is probably irreparable and will have to be replaced. Water damage restoration can be performed by SERVPRO of East fort Worth as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

    You can learn more about classification of water and how it effects our cleaning methods here.

    Beginning the restoration process

    Water damage restoration is often prefaced by a loss assessment and evaluation of affected materials by our trained and certified technicians. The damaged area is inspected with water sensing equipment such as probes and other infrared tools in order to determine the source of the damage and possible extent of area affected. Restoration services would then be rendered to the residence in order to dry the structure, sanitize any affected or cross contaminated areas, and deodorize all affected areas and materials. After the labor is completed, water damage equipment including air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, wood floor drying systems, and sub floor drying equipment is left in the residence with our technicians taking readings on the drying process as it progresses. 

    No matter the time of day or night, we offer you the services you need. Call us 24/7 at 817-293-5553 for professional, timely service.

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    Dealing with Smoke Damage After a Fire

    8/1/2018 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Dealing with Smoke Damage After a Fire We here at SERVPRO of East Fort Worth specialize in #Fire and #Odor #remediation. Call us today if you've been hit by disaster, we're available 24/7

    If you’re dealing with fire damage, it’s time to call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Fort Worth. There are several, little-known facts that are crucial tosmoke damage restorationprocedures. Put your health and property first by learning more about the recovery period.

    Ventilation is the First Step

    Immediately following a fire, focus on ventilation for the home. The professionals may not be on-site yet, but you can improve the situation right now. Open the doors and windows. Use any fans within the home to move air out of the structure. Our Technicians will bring in industrial fans for this purpose, but get the process started yourself.

    Consider your health when it comes to ventilation too. Wear dust masks if you must be inside the home. Remove children, pets and older residents from the premises. The particles in the air can be irritating to some people.

    Odors Don’t Dissipate on Their Own

    There’s a misconception about fire damage cleanup and ventilation. You might believe that fire odors will simply dissipate with enough fans blowing in the house. Soot and other fire byproducts are chemically based substances. Unless they’re physically removed, they’ll continue to react with the drywall, wood and other materials.

    Our smoke damage restoration professionals will clean, remove and service the structure as necessary. They’ll deodorize rooms with careful attention to humidity and corrosion issues. There shouldn’t be any remaining odors after a professional cleanup job. Subtle odors equate to dirty conditions that will only grow stronger over time.

    Soot Moves into Every Crevice

    Cleaning off the walls and ceilings is only the beginning of the fire damage cleanup process. Most people don’t realize that soot is an extremely fine particle. It floats and lands on nearly every surface. If you have light fixtures near the damaged area, be sure to remove the bulbs and clean them. Soot finds its way into the threaded base. Hazards arise if you turn the fixture on without cleaning it first. Soot can be a fire hazard if it’s not cleaned away in its entirety.

    Smoke Damage Restoration Applies to Electronics and Antiques

    If soot can find its way into light fixtures, your electronics might fall prey to it too. Discuss fire damage cleanup in reference to your televisions, audio receivers, and other devices. It may take time to restore these items, but it’s worth the effort when it’s done right.

    Think about any antiques that you might have as well. SERVPROs restoration experts can bring these items back to life. When an antique has either sentimental or monetary value, restoring it should be part of your recovery process.

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    When to call a professional?

    7/13/2018 (Permalink)

    Water Damage When to call a professional? SERVPRO of East Ft.W uses advanced water damage inspection & extraction equipment to help them find the moisture & to remove it as quickly as possible

    It is Highly Recommended that you call in a Professional Water Restoration Company after a Water Damage Loss.  The Water Damage may not seem very severe to you, but that is what is only visible to you on the Surfaces! We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

    Depending on the Size of the Water Loss when you Try to Dry yourself you may be causing more Damage than you think.  Wiping Away and Towel Drying Surfaces Only clears the Water that is Visible.  There may be More Water Trapped in Materials that require more Drying.  Leaving the Affected Materials Wet will cause Secondary Damages.

    Professional Water Restoration Companies like SERVPRO of East fort Worth have special Tools and Equipment used specifically for Water Damage.  Tools that can detect Moisture in Materials and Equipment that can Dry Affected Materials.  Having Professionals called to Perform Services will make sure your Water Damage is Dried Completely and Correctly. 

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    Containing dust and allergens post construction

    7/6/2018 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Containing dust and allergens post construction Mold containment in a hallway during reconstruction.

    Every construction project, no matter how large or small, will create debris and need cleaning.  Fortunately, there are many ways to keep post construction cleaning to a minimum, all of which SERVPRO of East Fort Worth can provide. 

    Our certified and trained professionals can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

    Pre-construction site protection certainly has its  financial benefits.  It will help reduce required labor, prevent incidental damage to unprotected areas, and shorten project lifetime. Containment also has some safety benefits – it creates a safety barrier to keep unauthorized people away from the work area and will help prevent the spread of airborne particles/construction dust, and mold, some of which may be toxic and difficult to clean completely.

     Overtime these particles settle over surfaces and belongings, traveling through HVAC systems  float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors,or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

    It is possible to suffer from post construction dust and mold for months or even years, especially if the HVAC system has not been properly sealed or cleaned. This can negatively affect the occupants, chiefly those with compromised immune systems or those sensitive to allergens.

    Our certified team here at SERVPRO of East Fort Worth creates a site protection plan in accordance to each customer’s unique needs. Construction and site protection can at times be obstructive to those who choose to occupy the home throughout the project. However, our team strives to design contaminate shields that won’t compromise the occupants’ use of the home. By utilizing our vast range of materials to protect HVAC systems, carpeting, walls, ceilings, and everything in between, SERVPRO of East Fort Worth can save you time, money and headaches.

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