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Happy Birthday Cindy!

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

General Happy Birthday Cindy! Happy Birthday Cindy

We would like to wish Cindy Soto a very Happy Birthday! Thank you for all your hard work and for being such a pleasure to work with. Cindy has been with our company for 1 year. She is a very valuable employee and is always ready to help. We are very excited to announce that we will have a new SERVPRO baby soon, Baby A will be here before we know it!

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.

Do you suspect mold in your home?

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Do you suspect mold in your home? Mold can spread very quickly, we are here to ensure that it does not become a health hazard.

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Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

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

Do you have water throughout your commercial building? Call SERVPRO of Grand Prairie

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Do you have water throughout your commercial building? Call SERVPRO of Grand Prairie Having a water damage in your place of business can be very stressful, let us help!

Flooding and water damage events at Grand Prairie commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Grand Prairie

SERVPRO of Grand Prairie specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Did you have a fire in your home?

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Did you have a fire in your home? When the cleaning of a fire becomes too much, we are here to help!

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Grand Prairie will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
972-602-1112

Are you excited about the total Eclipse?

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

What is a Total Eclipse?

A TOTAL ECLIPSE happens when the moon completely covers the sun. Here, the observer is standing under the umbral shadow of the moon. In a total solar eclipse, the sun’s outer atmosphere can be seen.The brighter stars and the planets come out. Animals change their behavior. Birds and squirrels nest. Cows return to the barn. Crickets chirp. There is a noticeable drop in both light level and air temperature. It is an eerie feeling. Totality can last for no more than about seven and a half minutes but is usually less than three minutes long.

SAFETY:

Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe (link is external)).

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses”.

THE PATH, WHO CAN SEE IT:

You can see a partial eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun, anywhere in North America. To see a total eclipse, where the moon fully covers the sun for a short few minutes, you must be in the path of totality. The path of totality is a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide, that will cross the U.S. from West to East.  The first point of contact will be at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT. Totality begins there at 10:16 a.m. PDT.  Over the next hour and a half, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.  The total eclipse will end near Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 p.m. EDT.  From there the lunar shadow leaves the United States at 4:09 EDT.  Its longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.

For more information about this phenomenon click on this link: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how

Let us help ease your mind

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Grand Prairie we understand how catastrophic the loss of a loved one can be. We empathize with you and it is our number 1 goal to ensure that our customers feel as comfortable as possible during the clean-up process. If you currently in a situation and are needing biohazard clean-up please do not hesitate to call us. We will work with you to figure out the best way to handle your situation. Each biohazard is different from the one before but our customer care and empathy remains the same.

Our biohazard services range from but not limited to: suicides, crime scenes, bodily fluids, break-ins, car wrecks, etc. No job is too small nor too large for us to handle.

We will make sure to be as accommodating and helpful as possible!

Call us at 972-602-1112, 817-577-1447, or 817-557-1505

A brief description of the photo attached. The tenant of this unit had passed away and the complex needed us to performing biohazard clean up as well as discard of the contents in the unit. We removed the flooring and then applied a sealer to the subfloor.

BASEBALL TIME! Getting the stadium ready...

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning BASEBALL TIME! Getting the stadium ready... Getting ready for the season!

We all love sports and the atmosphere that is experienced while attending a game. What is not to love when we go to a baseball game! Regardless of the league that is playing there is always something for everyone at a BASEBALL game. Whether you go to actually watch the game, or to eat the nachos, chili cheese hot dogs, or the covered in everything fries, or maybe you just go to feel the energy/ excitement of attending a game, it is a great experience to partake in. SERVPRO of Grand Prairie loves being a part in making those experiences possible. With the stadium holding up to 5,445 people it is a huge task to ensure that the stadium is clean.

SERVPRO of Grand Prairie is equipped to provide deep cleaning services. With over 45 people we were able to provide the stadium with a thorough cleaning before the season opened!

Contact us at 972-602-1112 if you are needing any cleaning services. We are here to HELP!

SUDDEN WEATHER CHANGE...

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

What do you do when you have checked the weather, it states no rain in the forecast and then you wake up to pouring rain, lightning strikes, and hail? This was our issue this morning.

So I checked my phone last night there was no rain in the forecast! As I am getting ready to come to work it's pouring outside and the thunder is so loud that my dogs are going crazy. Then I open garage door and there is hail coming down like crazy. Obviously the weatherman didn't get it right today.

If you woke up this morning to the same situation then it is highly possible that you extremely frustrated because of the traffic and because everyone seems to be driving irrationally.

Did your home get struck by lightning or hail? If so we are here to help.

When lightning strikes it can be very devastating. SERVPRO can assist you in helping tarp your roof, determining between salvageable and non-salvageable contents, tree removal, etc. We are a phone call away!  

972-602-1112~ 817-557-1447~ 817-557-1505

 

LIGHTNING/ HAIL... What do you do?

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

What do you do when you have checked the weather, it states no rain in the forecast and then you wake up to pouring rain, lightning strikes, and hail? This was our issue this morning.

So I checked my phone last night there was no rain in the forecast! As I am getting ready to come to work it's pouring outside and the thunder is so loud that my dogs are going crazy. Then I open garage door and there is hail coming down like crazy. Obviously the weatherman didn't get it right today.

If you woke up this morning to the same situation then it is highly possible that you extremely frustrated because of the traffic and because everyone seems to be driving irrationally.

Did your home get struck by hail? If so we are here to help.

Hail damage can lead to roof damage and roof damage to water damage. If you experiencing water damage in your home or business due to our unexpected storm please call us we are here to get you back in preloss condition as soon as possible. Do not leave what can be taken care of today for tomorrow. Leaving a water damage unattended can be very pricey in long run. What may seem very minimal can lead to mold damage. Who wants to deal with MOLD?

Did your home get struck by lightning? If so we are here to help.

When lightning strikes it can be very devastating. Lightning striking sometimes causes fires. SERVPRO can assist you in helping tarp your roof, determining between salvageable and non-salvageable contents, tree removal, cleaning soot, packing out contents, etc. We are a phone call away!  

Call us:

972-602-1112~ 817-557-1447~ 817-557-1505

BURIED ALIVE...

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning BURIED ALIVE... BURIED ALIVE

Each hoarding situation is different:

The way they started hoarding, the items they collect, the reasoning behind it, the conditions it is in. You typically do not receive a phone call from the person themselves needing help, more than likely a water damage happened, or fire and you stumble across their situation.

Because each situation is different we handle each case on a case by case scenario. A hoarder home is one of the most difficult types of jobs to handle. Not only do we need to make sure that the contents are packed and boxed in order for us to do our job (handle the water damage/fire) but we also have to be mindful that these contents more than likely holds significant value to our customer.

How does one get into the situation where their home is completely full of contents and they are to the extreme buried alive?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. The behavior usually has deleterious effects—emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal—for a hoarder and family members.

For those who hoard, the quantity of their collected items sets them apart from other people. Commonly hoarded items may be newspapers, magazines, paper and plastic bags, cardboard boxes, photographs, household supplies, food, and clothing.

 Hoarding can be related to compulsive buying (such as never passing up a bargain), the compulsive acquisition of free items (such as collecting flyers), or the compulsive search for perfect or unique items (which may not appear to others as unique, such as an old container).

SYMPTOMS AND BEHAVIOR

Someone who hoards may exhibit the following:

  • Inability to throw away possessions
  • Severe anxiety when attempting to discard items
  • Great difficulty categorizing or organizing possessions
  • Indecision about what to keep or where to put things
  • Distress, such as feeling overwhelmed or embarrassed by possessions
  • Suspicion of other people touching items
  • Obsessive thoughts and actions: fear of running out of an item or of needing it in the future; checking the trash for accidentally discarded objects
  • Functional impairments, including loss of living space, social isolation, family or marital discord, financial difficulties, health hazards

 

I know that embarrassment can keep people from seeking help but REGARDLESS OF THE REASONING WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

If you know of someone in this situation this website is a very informative website and can help :

https://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/hoarding-basics 

SERVPRO of North Arlington, SERVPRO of South Arlington, SERVPRO of Grand Prairie is trained in assisting you in getting your life/home back on track.

972-602-1112~ 817-557-1447~ 817-557-1505