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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

 

SPRING TIME IS HERE... LET'S CONSERVE OUR WATER USAGE

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

With spring time falling into summer and the heat increasing daily let's remember to conserve our water usage.

Did you know that 50% of water used outdoors is wasted from inefficient watering methods.

The City of Arlington has teamed up with an irrigation company and is offering 100 free irrigation system check ups to Arlington homeowners.

Registration: http://www.arlington-tx.gov/water/water-conservation/free-sprinkler-system-check-up/

Watering outdoors is not allowed between 10am and 6pm.

Water Conservation Tips for inside the home:

Practice Water Saving Techniques:

  • Scrape food from plates instead of rinsing.
  • Operate automatic dish washers only when full.
  • Don't use running water to thaw meat, defrost food in the refrigerator.
  • Wash vegetables and fruits in a bowl, don't let water run.
  • Capture tap water while waiting for hot water.
  • DO NOT IGNORE WATER APPLIANCE LEAKS

 

Adopt A Street Program

3/9/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO North Arlington, South Arlington, & Grand Prairie has adopted a street in Mansfield.  We are going to pick up trash monthly on a 1 mile stretch to help keep our city clea

Total Loss Fire Damage

11/1/2013 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Total Loss Fire Damage Total Loss

All this damage was caused by an exhaust fan in a bathroom.