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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.

Grand Prairie Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Grand Prairie  Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Grand Prairie basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (972)602-1112

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Grand Prairie and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (972)602-1112

Restoring Your Grand Prairie Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Grand Prairie Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Our local SERVPRO of Grand Prairie technicians hard at work for our fellow Texas business owners!

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.

SERVPRO of Grand Prairie Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Grand Prairie Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot damage from a Grand Prairie home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

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