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saving your carpet after a flooding issue

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

If a pipe breaks, tub overflows, or dishwasher leaks in your Fort Worth property, water can quickly spread throughout your home. Whenever moisture gets into a structure, the carpet can get damaged. Carpet fibers are porous so water can soak into the material and hold moisture. If carpeting gets saturated, glues can weaken causing the backing to peel away from the fibers. 

Carpet can also hold in moisture causing microbes to develop on the surface of the sub-floor underneath. When mitigating water damage, our SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth technicians take extra measures to save carpeting materials. When the padding underneath the carpet gets wet, it can disintegrate and fall apart. Pad often gets removed and replaced since it is rather inexpensive to install. 

The first step in removing moisture from carpet is to extract it using specialized equipment. Either a portable or truck-mounted extractor is used to pull water into a tank, or heavy-duty weighted extraction tools get used to suck up the moisture if the carpet has a high level of saturation. Weighted extraction tools use the weight of the operator that stands on top of the unit and rides it across the carpet compressing the carpet allowing more moisture to get pulled out. 

After water extraction is completed, drying equipment will be set up to dry out the carpet inside your home. Air movers push air in a circular motion speeding up the evaporation process. Dehumidifiers then get utilized to pull moisture out of the environment and lower the building's relative humidity. 

In some cases, the carpet gets extremely wet and the sub-floor underneath is also affected by moisture. In cases like this, our SERVPRO technicians pull up the carpet and place an air mover underneath it to float the flooring material drying the floor covering from underneath while drying the sub-floor at the same time. Once moisture levels in both affected elements return to what they were before the loss occurred, the air movers are removed. 

Before we finalize the project we use carpet tools to put the material back into place like it was before drying procedures took place. The last step is cleaning the carpet with disinfectant.

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Tips for conserving water at home.

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth, we often deal with water damage and flooding, and while we know that no one plans on a water leak or other issues with their plumbing that could cause water damage and waste water we still care about our customers homes and making sure that there is clean fresh water for everyone. Incorporating some of the tips below will not only reduce your water footprint, it may also shrink your water bill.

Tips for daily water-saving practices

Here are 10 simple steps that can help reduce your daily water consumption and waste

Cut down the time on your shower by setting a timer for five minutes or less, and install a low-flow shower head or smart shower system. Every minute in the shower with a conventional shower head consumes around five gallons of water. Place a small bucket in the shower to collect water while it heats up, and use this water for your indoor plants.

Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, cleansing your face, soaping up your hands or shaving. This small act can save between 10 to 20 gallons of water per day. Investing in a touch-less faucet can help.

Run the dishwasher only when full. If there’s an eco-cycle, use it. If you wash dishes by hand, plug and fill the sink with warm, soapy water. Run the faucet only to rinse.

Fix leaky faucets. Each year in the U.S., household leaks waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water, the EPA notes, enough to supply the annual water needs of every home in Texas. Eliminating leaks can shave about 10 percent off your water bill.

Invest in water-efficient appliances, like dual-flush toilets, a smart sprinkler system and an eco-friendly washing machine. Look for products with the EPA’s WaterSense label.

Turn off lights when you leave a room and unplug chargers when they’re not in use. Water is used in the process of electricity generation, so unnecessary consumption of electricity also wastes water.

Use biodegradable cleaning products, including soap, shampoo, laundry detergent and household cleaners. When you wash your clothes or clean your tub, that waste water full of chemicals eventually flows into streams, rivers, lakes and oceans. You can make your own household cleaners with non-toxic household ingredients like baking soda, white vinegar or lemon juice, borax and soap.

Recycle and reuse whenever possible. Products from t-shirts to laptops consume gallons of water during the manufacturing process. Extending the life of your laptop, reusing scrap paper or reducing how many new clothes you buy can save water.

Water your plants in the cooler air of the early morning or evening so the water soaks into the soil instead of evaporating. Keep buckets outside to capture rainwater you can later use to water plants. If you have a sprinkler system, shut it off during rainy periods, and check it regularly for leaks.

Replace your water-hungry grass lawn with axeriscaped garden. This water-efficient landscape design, already popular in some parts of the Southwest and Texas, utilizes drought-tolerant native plants, flowers and trees along with organic mulches and stones, like lava rocks, pebbles or gravel.

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Can your documents be salvaged?

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

During a flood, some of your most priceless possessions are the delicate pages of books and photos and are usually some of the easiest to effect. Replacing these treasured memories isn't often an option when discussing a loss with your insurance. 

SERVPRO of East Fort Worth is here to help! Our highly trained technicians know that time is of the essence when it comes to saving and deodorizing your treasured documents. We an innovative and state of the art vacuum freeze-drying techniques and gamma irradiation to sterilize your effected items, as well as digital technology to scan and save your documents.  

Whether the loss occurs in your home or office, no job is to big or to small. We can collect, clean, and store your belonging at our facility. Ensuring they'll be dry and safe until they can be returned to you. 

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Preventing frozen pipes this winter

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preventing frozen pipes this winter As it gets #colder its good to know that 17% of water damage comes from #frozen pipes. Be sure to check all of your pipes for possible #freezing

It's winter in Texas, and while that might not mean snow or serious cold weather here in east Texas it does mean temperatures can reach the freezing point. Freezing rain, sleet, icy roads are all problems we worry about in January and February but what about your pipes?

As water running through your pipes begins to freeze, the water will expand 10% in volume until the pressure rises enough to split your pipes open, potentially causing severe water damage to your home. There are a few things you can do to keep your pipes from freezing in the first place, and – if you act quickly – there are even ways to thaw frozen pipes in your house before they burst.

How can I prevent my pipes from freezing?

  • Add extra insulation.Adding insulation to water pipes in unheated areas throughout your home, including the garage, basement and any outdoor taps, can make water less likely to freeze.
  • Repair leaks.If your pipes have any cracks or leaks, make repairs before cold temperatures arrive. Otherwise, leaking water may freeze right at the cracks, expand, burst and leave you with significant (and expensive) damages.
  • Turn off appliances.
    • If your washing machine sits in an unheated garage, turn off water supply lines and disconnect the hoses, especially if you know that temperatures that day are expected to drop below freezing.
    • If you know you're going to be away from home for a few days or more, consider completely turning off your main water valve to avoid plumbing system damages.
    • Be sure to disconnect outside water hoses before cold weather hits so any sitting water in the hoses can't freeze, expand and destroy the hose or connecting pipes inside.
  • Open cabinet doors.Opening cabinet doors underneath sinks in kitchens and bathrooms allows heat to circulate around the un-insulated pipes, especially if the cabinets are near exterior walls.
  • Keep it moving.Gently turning on taps connected to pipes that are likely to freeze keeps the water moving and reduces the risk of freezing. Remember to let only a small amount of water flow through, and keep the cabinets around pipes open so warm air can circulate and increase water flow, as well.

How do I thaw frozen pipes in my house?

If you've already identified frozen pipes in your home, there are a few ways you can thaw them out before they cause a bigger problem.

  • Turn off your water.Turning off your water supply will reduce pressure on the frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipe does end up bursting. Once your water is shut off, try the techniques below to thaw your pipes or call for professional help.
  • Warm it.Use a hairdryer to thaw the entire area so the water gently melts, reducing the risk of damage. You can also try using a heat lamp to warm the area.
  • Wrap it.Wrap and secure a heavy towel around the pipe to concentrate heat to one area. Then, place a bucket underneath the pipes and pour hot or boiling water over the towel.
  • Use a hose.If you have access to the pipe and it's large enough, you can try running a garden hose through it. When you can't push the hose through anymore, you've reached the frozen area. Try raising your end of the hose and running hot water through it until the ice is able to melt. Be careful during this process since overfilling could cause hot water to come back up on your end before the blockage has fully melted.
  • Look for any leaks in your exposed pipes, as well as damp patches on your walls, ceilings and floors. Once the pipes have thawed, there can still be a high amount of pressure that can put you at risk for leaks or bursts. Some pipes may need to be completely replaced in order to avoid future failure.

In the event that the worst does happen,call the expertsto help clean up any water damage caused by burst pipes or flooding. The trained, caring and professional water damage technicians at SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth are here 24/7 to help you through the entire restoration process so you can get your home and your life back to normal as quickly as possible. "Like it never even happened."

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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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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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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Clean, Gray, and Black: Understanding Water Classifications

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Clean, Gray, and Black: Understanding Water Classifications Do you know the differences between clean, gray and black water?

When it comes to damage, all water is not created equal. From a burst pipe or a flood, it’s important to understand how each type of water must be treated differently.

Classifications of Water

Water is typically classified into three groups—clean, gray, and black.

  • Clean Water: Clean water includes rainwater and water from broken pipes. You may also hear clean water referred to as white water. This water is safe to touch. Clean water can become gray water after around 48 hours.
  • Gray Water: Gray water refers to slightly contaminated water that needs to be thoroughly treated before it is safe to consume. Sources of gray water include dishwashers, aquariums, showers, etc. It does not contain bacteria that are as harmful as those found in black water. Gray water usually progresses into black water after about 48 hours if it is not treated.
  • Black Water: Black water is highly contaminated and contains harmful chemicals and biological matter. Sewage waters are considered black water. When it comes to floods, it should be assumed that all water is black water since a flood picks up contaminants along its path. Contact with black water can lead to serious illness.

Differences in Cleaning

Each classification of water requires different steps, tools, and knowledge to properly clean and dry. At SERVPRO of East fort Worth, we can help locate the source of the water, determine what type of water you’re dealing with, fix the cause of the problem, and properly treat the damage.

Clean Water

If your house sustains damage from clean water, cleanup and damage control mostly consists of:

  • Turning off circuit breakers to minimize shock risks. (Never touch water that may be connected to an electrical outlet or other electronics.)
  • Clearing out as much water from the premises as possible and drying out the affected area.
  • Removing items that could be further damaged by exposure to water such as electronics, art, important papers, etc.

Watch for signs of significant water damage, such as sagging ceilings, bubbling paint, and warping floors. If you see such signs, avoid those areas to avoid personal injury, and give us a call—we can help!

Remember, even with clean water, you face a time crunch, as clean water can progress into gray water within 48 hours. Mold can also become an issue if your home isn’t promptly and properly dried.

Gray Water

While gray water doesn’t contain the same level of harmful material as black water, it is still considered contaminated, and it may require certain tools and knowledge to correctly remove the water, dry the property, and, if needed, treat the area.

As a rule, don’t walk through or allow your skin to touch water you suspect is contaminated. Because of both the contamination and the timeliness of the problem (remember—gray water becomes black water in about 48 hours), you’ll likely need help from professionals to restore your home.

Black Water

Black water usually contains, or has encountered, fecal matter, urine, and/or other bodily fluids and wastes, all of which are considered biohazards. Because of these contaminants, black water is rife with bacteria and fungi—even the air around the water can be affected.

Contact with black water, or even extended exposure to the air around it, can lead to infections and serious diseases. Proper treatment, cleaning, and drying of homes damaged by black water requires special knowledge and equipment.

When dealing with such heavily contaminated water, it’s important to exercise caution.

  • If you don’t know how long water has been in the area, you must assume it is now black water.
  • Remember—all flood water is considered black water. As a flood progresses, it picks up all the contaminants that come across its path—including contaminants from sewers, chemicals, animal waste, etc. Do not touch or enter flood waters without proper protection.
  • Your HVAC system can spread contaminated air throughout the house. Do not turn on your HVAC system if your house contains contaminated water. Avoid turning on household fans as well, since they can also spread the contamination.
  • If you touch black water, thoroughly wash the exposed area of skin as soon as possible. Be careful to not touch and contaminate any objects before washing yourself.

Simply clearing out water and drying the affected rooms will not be enough to make your home safe again after black water. Call SERVPRO of East Fort Worth we have the knowledge, skills, and tools to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

We have the experience necessary to determine the source and extent of the damage. We identify and fix the root of the problem as well as the resulting damage. We work hard to restore your home as efficiently as possible.

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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Water Damage Facts

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Facts standing water in a Fort Worth school building

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth

SERVPRO of East Fort Worth 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.

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Secondary Damage to Hardwood Flooring

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

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 semi porous material that absorbs water slowly between the wood joints. If wood has been affected by water damage, and is caught in a short amount of time, 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 of time, 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 Fort 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 the replacement of materials if absolutely necessary.

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How To Restore Your Belongings After Water Damage

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Restore Your Belongings After Water Damage Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (817) 293-5553

Water in home settings can be devastating, whether it comes from leaking pipes or backed-up drains or toilets. While there may be nothing you can do to prevent your items from becoming waterlogged in the event of an unexpected water leak, there are some things you can do to restore your belongings after water damage occurs. Here are a few ways you can clean up various items in your Fort Worth, TX home.

1. Separate Items

Before you officially begin the cleanup process, separate your items into those that are porous and nonporous. Porous materials may include wood, paper, rugs and other types of fabric. Generally, these are more likely to harbor mold and bacteria from broken pipe water, so it’s important to clean them quickly. Nonporous items are usually much easier to clean, since they don’t absorb water and are less likely to harbor bacteria and mold.

2. Dry-Clean Non-Porous Items

Dry cleaning may be appropriate when removing light water residue from non-porous items in your home. Items can also be dry cleaned before floor restoration professionals come in and thoroughly clean your items. 

3. Air-Dry When Appropriate

If you’re not dealing with hazardous water, such as sewage, it may be appropriate to gently air-dry most of your belongings. If possible, do so indoors unless the weather outdoors is ideal. You can increase the air flow inside your home with the use of open windows, air conditioners and fans. 

4. Toss Dangerous Items

Depending on the nature of floodwater in home settings, it may be dangerous to keep saturated items. If there is a high likelihood of the floodwater containing harmful bacteria, it may be best to throw away contaminated objects. In other cases, professionals may be able to safely clean and salvage some of your valuables. 

While you may be able to clean some of your belongings that water has damaged in your home, safety should always be your top priority whether you’re dealing with a broken pipe or a sewer backup. For help with dry-cleaning or salvaging contaminated items, it’s best to wait for professional help to arrive. Visit SERVPRO of East Fort Worth for more information on water damage.

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Floods Are Never A Good Thing!

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Floods Are Never A Good Thing! Floods Are Never A Good Thing!

Whether you live on the coast, near a lake, or riverside, the flood will find you. And when it does, it can leave you with years worth of damage, not to mention credit card dept, and the possibility of bankruptcy!

There's a long list of news stories regarding commercial and residential properties with substantial damage(s) due to murky waters and have remained unattended to and ultimately abandoned...reeking with remnants of saturated insulation, destroyed interiors, and mold growth beyond belief.

 For that reason, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has published a guide stating which materials are best used in certain situations.

 It’s interesting because even safe materials, when combined with unsafe products such as adhesives, become undesirable. For instance, vinyl tile is an acceptable surface but if it’s applied over plywood it becomes unacceptable because there’s no way for the plywood to dry after a flood. Even oil-based paint can inhibit drying of a wooden wall.

 That’s when you call the professionals at SERVPRO East Ft. Worth, to make sure the situation is handled so there are no surprises and no adverse effects on the occupants health or safety.

 SERVPRO Cleans Up the Mess after a Flood!

 FEMA says the following are not permitted in flood-prone areas:

·       Normal adhesives which are water soluble or not resistant to alkali or acid in water

·       Materials containing wood or paper products, or other materials that lose structural integrity when exposed to water

·       Sheet-type floor or wall coverings (linoleum, rubber tile, wallpaper) that inhibit drying of the materials they cover

·       Materials that are unstable-for instance, a door jamb that swells and does not return to its original size

·       Materials that retain excessive water after they’ve been submerged.

 We have so much more to lose…

 Homeowners tell us there is no greater devastation than seeing the house they’ve made a home destroyed by a quick-moving flood. The fact that the flood could have been caused by something as innocuous as a leaking pipe behind the washing machine makes the destruction seem even more senseless.

 FEMA’s classification was based on the fact that a home constructed with the vulnerable materials may harbor mold, other fungi or allergens; that materials may absorb chemicals and continue to exude them even after the house has been thoroughly dried. In addition, water renders some materials more susceptible to rot. These are just a few of the many aftereffects of a flood.

 SERVPRO East Ft. Worth is here to assist

 The SERVPRO East Ft. Worth team has been professionally trained and will respond quickly! There’s a reason why FEMA and the EPA recommends consulting with professionals in the wake of water damage.

Let's face it... Our home is our castle. It reflects our lives, interests, loves, travels, hopes, memories and the most important people we share it with.

 Let’s hope you are not the victim of a home-destroying event. However, in the event that you are...don’t panic. Call us (SERVPRO East Ft. Worth) immediately (817) 293-5553 and allow us to help! We’re here 24/7 to answer the call and make your loss "Like it never even happened."

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Faster to your Everman (DFW) Water Damage!

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Faster to your Everman (DFW) Water Damage! SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth provides emergency 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in DFW and surrounding areas!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth 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 Ft. Worth arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage, cleaning duration and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth

(817) 293-5553

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 Ft. Worth

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth specializes in the clean-up 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.

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