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Water Damage Timeline

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Timeline Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

Water Damage Timeline

At SERVPRO of Grand Prairie we understand that time is of the essence when it comes to water damage. Mold can develop within days of the damage occurring. So, it is imperative that all water is extracted as soon as possible.

Here is the water damage timeline to walk you through the steps of an untreated water damage emergency. 

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.

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Hail Damage To Your Car.

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 5 Simple Ways To Prevent Hail Damage To Your Car. If you are driving in a storm move your car closer to a building to protect your car from hail damage.

Hail storms can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home and your car! As Texas natives we understand that the weather is unpredictable and you have to be ready for anything! At SERVPRO of Grand Prairie we believe that knowledge is key in preventing further damage to your property. 

Here are 5 simple ways to prevent damage to your property and your wallet!

  1. Stay informed on current weather conditions. As mentioned previously knowledge is key in preventing property damage. And staying aware of incoming storms could save you thousands of dollars in restoration fees. 
  2. If you are caught in a hail storm while driving find covered parking ASAP.

    If you find yourself caught in a hail storm, try to find covered parking as soon as possible. Locate the nearest covered parking examples include; parking garages, gas stations, etc.

  3. Use blankets or hail car cover if you are not near covered shelter.

    If you’re unable to find shelter during a hail storm, to avoid further damage you can cover your car with blankets or a hail car cover. These may not stop all dents from occurring but they will reduce them and save you money.

  4. If you don’t have blankets use your floor mats.

    If you forgot to pack your blankets or a hail car cover, you can use your floor mats to place over your windshield to help prevent the hail from breaking it. The floor mats will break the fall of the hail and assist in preventing further damage. 

  5. If you are driving in a storm move your car closer to a building to protect your car from hail damage. 

    If you noticed the storm coming from a certain direction, move your car to the opposite side to avoid it.

Happy National Administrative Professionals' Day!

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Happy National Administrative Professionals' Day! Happy National Administrative Professionals' Day!

Happy National Administrative Professionals' Day!

In honor of National Administrative Professionals' Day. We would like to thank our wonderful office staff. Thank you for your amazing customer service and hard work without you none of this would be possible! Behind every successful team there is an efficient administrative professional! Today is the perfect day to thank you for all of your help and hard work!  

We appreciate all of your patience and dedication for taking care of Arlington residents in their time of need! Your service is greatly appreciated and a blessing to us all!

You are an invaluable member of our team!

Thank you for all that you do!

Only Use A Fire Extinguisher If...

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Only Use A Fire Extinguisher If... Here are a few tips to follow when using a fire extinguisher to prevent further damage to your home.

Fires are dangerous and extremely unpredictable. It can be easy to become anxious during a fire and lose control over the situation. 

Luckily, we now have access to disaster technology specifically designed to combat such situations with access to tools such as fire extinguishers and water hoses. It is important that we know exactly how and when to use them when the time comes. 

Here are a few tips to follow when using a fire extinguisher to prevent further damage to your home. 

Only Use A Fire Extinguisher If...

  • If the Fire is contained in a small area, such as a waste basket and is not growing.
  • If Everyone has exited the building. Fire extinguishers can be messy and cover a large area when sprayed. Dry chemical extinguishers are tanks of foam or dry powder. They work by smothering the fire. When you put a layer of powder or foam on the fire. If this foam is sprayed prematurely it will cause an obstruction and make it harder for people to escape the fire. 
  • If the room is not filled with smoke. Be sure the fire department is called and on their way. You want to be sure that they will be arriving soon and you do not cause more of an obstruction for your family to view your escape path. 

If your home or office is suffering from fire or smoke damage call your local SERVPRO of Grand Prairie at (972)602-1112

Why You Should Not Put Water On Grease Fires

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Should Not Put Water On Grease Fires Put A Lid On Grease Fires!

We have all been there before. The baby is crying while you are making dinner and the children are restless and running around the dinner table. While your spouse is on their way home from a long day at work with their belly rumbling. 

Cooking can be challenging especially with our busy lives. You may be tired just getting home from work with a hungry family waiting to eat.

Cooking requires focus which can be a rare commodity this day in age distractions are endless.  It can be easy to get distracted while cooking and leave hot grease on the stove.

Did you know cooking accounts for over 45% of all home fires? When and if a fire happens in the home it is important that your family knows exactly what to do in that situation. 

Put A Lid on Grease Fires!

IF A GREASE FIRE STARTS:

    1. Cover the flames with a metal lid or cookie sheet. Leave the cover on until it has cooled.
    2. Turn off the heat source. 
    3. If it’s small and manageable, pour baking soda or salt on it to smother the fire.
    4. As a last resort, spray the fire with a Class B dry chemical fire extinguisher.
    5. Do not try to extinguish the fire with water.
    6. Do not attempt to move the pot or pan outside. 

If your home is suffering from fire damage call your local SERVPRO of Grand Prairie at (972)602-1112

When Storms or Floods hit Grand Prairie, SERVPRO is ready! Category: Storm Damage

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Grand Prairie, SERVPRO is ready!  Category: Storm Damage Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Grand Prairie

SERVPRO ofGrand Prairie specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Grand Prairie, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams http://www.SERVPROgrandprairie.com/storm-flooding-restoration that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (972)602-1112

Lightning Storm Safety Tips For Grand Prairie Residents

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Lightning Storm Safety Tips For Grand Prairie Residents Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm damage in Grand Prairie

A Flash of Lightning!

There is electricity in clouds, fueled by billions of electrically charged frozen raindrops. These frozen drops bump into each other as they move around in the air. All of these collisions create an electric charge. When the amount is very great it makes a spark- a flash of lightning! Storms can be terrifying! Especially if you and your family are not prepared.

When battling the forces of nature it is imperative that you are equipped with everything you can to survive. As water and fire damage restoration specialists it is our duty to repair local Texan's homes and businesses from natural disasters. And here at SERVPRO of Grand Prairie we believe knowledge and prevention is key. So, here are a few storm safety tips to help keep you and your family safe in these disastrous times. 

Storm Safety Tips for Grand Prairie Residents

  • When storms are approaching, seek shelter. It is always safer to be indoors. If you are outdoors, seek shelter in a home, large building or automobile. Do not take shelter in sheds or small buildings located in open areas.
  • Avoid large or tall objects that may attract lightning. Be sure to steer clear of tall isolated trees, telephone poles, or communications antennas, and being taller than your surroundings such as standing in an open field. 
  • Abstain from taking a shower or bath during a lightning storm.  
  • If lightning begins while you are swimming or boating, promptly leave the water.
  • If you are outdoors, avoid contact with metal surfaces and do not carry anything made of metal. Stay away from metal fencing and pipes, as these objects are conductors of electricity. Also, avoid contact with metal farm equipment, metal vehicles or other metal objects (such as tractors, golf carts or railroad tracks. 
  • When outdoors in an open area, seek shelter in a low spot such as a ditch. If you are in a wooded area, seek shelter in a thick cluster of small trees. 
  • Before lightning strikes, your hair may begin to stand on end. Immediately drop to your knees and make your body into a ball, making as little contact with the ground as possible. Do not lie flat – the wet ground can conduct electricity

If your Grand Prairie Home or Business Has Storm Damage? Call Us Today (972)602-1112

Grand Prairie Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Grand Prairie Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Grand Prairie for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Grand Prairie specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (972)602-1112

Jesus Lives!

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Jesus Lives! Jesus Lives

Close your eyes for a second and listen to the sounds around you, listen to the chirping of the birds, the cars driving around, the laughing of children. Now open them and look at the blue sky, look at the vibrancy of color around you, look at the child running around playing, watch life move at such a fast pace. It is because of a sacrifice a man made thousands of years ago that you are now able to do such things. It is because of the love he had for us that we live today. It is because of his mercy and grace that we can walk around enjoy the normalcy of life. Even with all the chaos that has been occurring throughout our country the love of Jesus shines through. Thank you Jesus for your love!

If you are in needing of emergency services after hours/ or during this holiday weekend SERVPRO Grand Prairie is here to help!

972-602-1112

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Grand Prairie for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Grand Prairie specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 972-602-1112

Faster to your Grand Prairie Water Damage Event

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Faster to your Grand Prairie Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –(972)602-1112

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 Grand Prairie

SERVPRO of Grand Prairie 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.