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Water Damage in Commercial Properties

6/4/2024 (Permalink)

Strip of commercial buildings in a shopping center Water damage to any type of commercial building structure can be restored by SERVPRO of Denton.

Water damage to your commercial property can be overwhelming. Luckily, SERVPRO of Denton specializes in a multitude of commercial restoration services including water damage. Whether it be a small business, warehouse, high-rise, or other industrial space, the destruction of water damage can be devastating. Not only is your business damaged, but operations may stop, causing a disruption in production and revenue, as well as inconveniencing or causing possible safety concerns for your customers and employees. No matter the size or source of the commercial job, from floods to broken pipes, our team of professionals is ready to respond to your call. We service all industries including: 

  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Educational Facilities 
  • Property Management 
  • Food Service 

If your commercial property is affected by water damage, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Denton. We’re available 24/7.

Contaminated Water: What You Need To Know

5/30/2024 (Permalink)

Sign that reads "Warning: contaminated water" Contaminated water requires professional attention and contact with it should be avoided at all costs.

Water damage in your home or business caused by scenarios such as sewage back-up or toilet overflow are considered emergencies due to contaminated water that may be carrying bacteria, viruses, or harmful microbes. Contaminated water can cause serious illnesses, which is why it is important to understand what is considered contaminated water and how to go about fixing the damages caused by it. Contaminated water can be classified by three different categories, here is some information about each category.

Category 1:

Contaminated water in this category is typically from a clean source such as a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. But even though it comes from a “clean source”, if it is not taken care of in a quick and efficient manner, it can easily progress to a category 2 or 3 depending on the length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

Category 2:

This category involves contaminated water that could cause discomfort or illness. Examples of this include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow containing urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow. Contaminated water in this category may contain bacteria and viruses and will progress to a category three if left untreated.

Category 3:

Water in this category is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided completely. Examples of this include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth. Contaminated water in this category may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.


If you experience water damage of any kind, especially from situations that could contain contaminated water, call SERVPRO® of Denton. We have the specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely remove contaminants and clean the affected areas. In the case of any water damage, we will inspect your home or business upon arrival to determine the best plan of action for the type of water encountered. SERVPRO of Denton understands how important it is to restore your property after experiencing water damage and is available 24/7 for an immediate response

Fire Safety Tips For The Summer

5/22/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® logo with text Here to Help® #summersafety" SERVPRO of Denton is here to help restore your property back to its normal state after experiencing damage

As the weather gets warmer, the risk for wildfires and house fires increases due to dry weather conditions and the boost of outdoor activities. While summer calls for fun in the sun, it’s important to brush up on some safety tips to decrease your chance of facing a fire while you enjoy the season. 

The U.S. Fire Administration provides these helpful tips on fire safety this summer:

Grill Fire Safety

  • Only use the grill outdoors  
  • Keep a 3-foot zone around your grill to keep kids and pets safe
  • Place the grill far away from siding and deck railings as well as branches
  • Open your gas grill before you light it
  • Always keep an eye on your grill, never walk away from it when it is lit
  • Clean your grill after each use to remove fire-provoking grease build-up
  • Place the coals from your grill in a metal can with a lid after cooled
  • Do NOT store or use grill on a porch or balcony

Fire Pits, Campfires, Outdoor Fireplaces, and Chimney Tips

  • Build campfires at least 25-feet away from anything that can burn such as tents, shrubs, or tree branches
  • Use outdoor fireplaces, chimneys, and fire pits at least 10-feet away from your home and anything that can burn
  • Keep a close eye on children and pets when using the fire pit
  • Use a metal screen over wood-burning fires to contain sparks that try to fly out 
  • Put out or turn off fires before you leave the scene
  • Store matches and lighters in a safe and secure spot

Firework Safety

  • It is advised to avoid use of fireworks completely
  • If you want to see fireworks,  go to a public show 

Along with these safety tips provided by the U.S. Fire Administration, it’s also important to be aware of electrical hazards that could cause a fire at any moment. To avoid electrical fires you should:

  • Inspect any plugs, cords, and appliances for damage before using them
  • Avoid overworking outlets and extension cords
  • Turn off and unplug electrical devices when not in use 

Stay Prepared

As the summer months approach, it’s important to ensure you have an emergency plan in place should you experience a fire. By following the safety tips above and brushing up on your emergency plan, you can reduce the risk of experiencing a fire during the heat of the upcoming summer months. 


If you do happen to face a fire this summer, contact SERVPRO of Denton for an immediate response. Our team of certified technicians are available 24/7 to assist you when disaster strikes to get your home or business back to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”

Fighting Against Water Damage During The Spring Season

5/14/2024 (Permalink)

Heavy rainfall falling from a roof The risk for water damage increases as the Spring season brings in heavy rain and severe weather

With spring in full swing, so is storm season. In an attempt to minimize the potential for your property to be affected by water damage, SERVPRO of Denton® has compiled a mix of strategies and tips to keep your home or business safe this spring and guidance of what you should do if you experience water damages.

Preparing Your Property:

Insurance

One of the most important steps in preparing your property for water damage is ensuring you have the right insurance to help you face potential damage. According to the Insurance Information Institute, different types of water damage is insured by different policies. For example, insurance policies such as homeowner’s insurance and renters insurance offer coverage for water damage due to burst pipes, wind driven rain damage to your roof, and generally any water damage that comes from the top-down. However, most of the time these policies do not include coverage for sewage and drain backups and is something that can be added on to your existing policy. When it comes to flood damage, there is a separate insurance policy specifically tailored to this event which can be purchased from the Federal Government’s National Flood Insurance Program or other select private insurers. Checking with your insurance provider about what is and isn’t covered in your current policies is a key step in preparing your home or business for potential water damage this spring.

Reinforcements & Assessment: 

Another crucial step in preventing water damage to your property is to reinforce your home or business by confirming all maintenance is taken care of and up to date and assessing the property to check for cracks, leaks, or potential drainage issues that could cause water to intrude your space. Prioritizing places such as the windows, roof, gutters, doors, and any entryway leading directly from outside is essential during this step.  

Along with these precautionary measures, it is also beneficial to create a personalized Water Damage Prevention plan. The Article “Home and Water Damage Prevention: Protecting Against Leaks and Flooding” provided by staysafe.org includes a detailed guide for you to follow to help with the process of creating a water damage prevention plan.

If Your Property Experiences Water Damage:

Even after adequately preparing your property for potential water damage, there's always a possibility that you will still face disaster. Knowing where to turn after experiencing a water damage event can save you time and stress. In the event of a water damage emergency, contacting professionals such as SERVPRO of Denton is the best response. At SERVPRO of Denton, our restoration experts are prepared and available 24/7 to assist all of your water damage restoration needs. Upon arriving at the scene, we will conduct an inspection and water damage assessment to understand the severity of damage, hazards that could be present, and determine what can be restored. Following our initial inspection and assessment, we will continue with the restoration process which includes water removal, damaged material removal, cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorization, along with drying processes, monitoring, and the needed repairs or reconstruction. With our knowledgeable technicians and state-of-the-art equipment, no problem is too complex for us to conquer. As the #1 choice in clean-up and restoration services, you can trust SERVPRO of Denton to restore your home or business quickly and efficiently if you experience water damage this Spring. Visit our website to learn more about our water damage restoration services.

Tips For Keeping Your Commercial Property Safe Against Storms

4/30/2024 (Permalink)

Dark gray storm cloud overhead a tall commercial building (NASA) No matter what type of commercial property is affected, SERVPRO of Denton is here to restore it back to normal "Like it never even happened."

With storm season in full swing, is your commercial building prepared for the potential damages that might occur? Learn about the different ways you can prepare your commercial property for the upcoming storms this season.

According to seacoastconstruction.net, these tips prove to be effective in preparing your commercial property for storm season:

  1. Complete a building inspection and ensure all maintenance and repairs are up to date: by doing this you can strengthen and protect your building. You can also make upgrades such as compact glass windows to protect from strong winds. You can also visit the FEMA flood map service center to evaluate and determine how susceptible your building is to flooding or resulting water damage and storm damage.
  2. Have emergency response plans ready: if you don’t already have a disaster response plan in place, now is the time to create one or revisit the one you currently have in place to update if necessary. In this plan, you need to document how you will protect your property and your employees (if applicable) in the event of a disaster such as a storm. It is also useful in this step to review your company’s insurance policy and to take photos and videos of your property to keep on file in case you need to file a claim.
  3. Ensure supplies are well-stocked and test any systems/back-up equipment: this may include fuel, generators, tools, sandbags, or any other protective supplies for your property.
  4. When the storm approaches, secure exterior and interior property: this includes windows, electronics, exterior signage, moving furniture and equipment away from the windows, and turning off the electricity before leaving the premises. 
  5. Implement communication plans: make sure employees/staff know the processes and procedures before, during, and after the storm and ensure they stay well informed about when it is safe to return to the building. 

Along with these preparation steps, it’s also important to know who your local reconstruction company is that can help you when your commercial property experiences damages due to storms. SERVPRO® of Denton is here to help restore your commercial property, no matter the extent of damage. We are available 24/7 with the skills, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your property back to its pre-damage conditions “Like it never even happened.” Contact SERVPRO of Denton for any and all of your restoration needs!

Restoring Damaged Documents

4/24/2024 (Permalink)

An open book submerged in a puddle and dirty. SERVPRO of Denton offers document restoration for all types of documents such as books, certificates, photographs, contracts, and much more.

When your home or business experiences damage due to water, fire, or perhaps mold, valued documents may seem lost. Luckily, at SERVPRO® of Denton we offer document restoration services that help salvage your valued items. 

What Exactly IS Document Restoration?

 Document restoration involves methods such as vacuum freeze drying, gamma irradiation, certified destruction/incineration, cleaning, and deodorization that aim to restore damaged documents such as certificates, photographs or any other valuable file.

How Its Done:

  • Vacuum Freeze Drying: This process involves freezing and drying an item containing moisture with various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.
  • Gamma Irradiation: Used for cleaning/disinfecting, and decontaminating documents by emitting high-energy photons from the isotope force Cobalt 60 to produce ionization, killing organisms that have affected the product.
  • Certified Destruction/Incineration: When you or your facility have documents that are no longer needed our certified technicians can dispose of them properly.
  • Cleaning: Each document is hand cleaned front and back, removing dirt, soot, or any other contaminants. 
  • Deodorization: Achieved by removing the odor causing agent then cleaning the document with various methods such as scrubbing, power-washing, sanitizing, ultrasonic immersion, or whatever else necessary. After the document has been cleaned off, we apply a deodorizer to the affected surfaces.

Our Process:

  • Inventory: All documents will be inventoried at the location of the loss prior to packaging.
  • Packaging: Documents will then be packaged/boxed accordingly
  • Cold Storage: Documents will be frozen to prevent further damage.
  • Shipping: Documents will be shipped to the SERVPRO corporate office for vacuum freeze drying.
  • Receipt: Upon receipt of documents they will be placed either in cold storage until ready to be processed through the Vacuum Freeze Drying Chamber or processed immediately.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Denton knows that timely mitigation is the key to reducing severity and recovering damaged items. Without proper handling, valuable files and irreplaceable documents could be lost forever. Our technicians are trained to use the most advanced technology for document drying and recovery along with proper HIPPA Master Certification to protect your information and keep it confidential. 

If you experience damage to valuable documents, you can trust SERVPRO of Denton to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

How to Prevent Lingering Issues Following a Fire

4/16/2024 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a wall structure following a house fire. A fire caused tremendous damage to this house, leaving smoke and soot damage to the structure both inside and out.

Not only does a fire cause visible damage to your property, it can also cause lingering problems that are hard for an untrained eye to detect such as smoke and soot damage. Smoke damage, if not taken care of immediately, can cause discoloration of surfaces, leave behind residues, and cause corrosion over time. Fires can also coat your properties in soot, which not only prolongs the cleaning process but can seep into fabrics, upholstery, and appliances as well as cause irreversible damage to flooring and walls. Lingering effects of fire damage are not limited to property damage, smoke and soot can also pose health risks affecting the respiratory system that can lead to coughing, shortness of breath, and respiratory distress.

In order to prevent further damage to your property and protect your health after you experience a fire, it is important to get a highly-trained and trusted restoration team, such as SERVPRO® of Denton, to your home or business immediately. At SERVPRO of Denton, our fire restoration process provides full restoration services after a fire to your residential or commercial property to ensure it goes back to its pre-damage conditions so that you don’t experience any lingering issues such as smoke and/or soot damage. The steps to this process include:

  • Step one: Contacting us. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your call to begin the restoration process. Our specialist will ask you a series of questions about the fire event that will help us arrive quickly with the right equipment and resources needed.
  • Step two: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. Our team will inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke and soot damage.
  • Step three: Immediate Board-up and Roof-tarp Service. SERVPRO can board up missing windows and walls and place tarp on damaged roofs to avoid further damage and maintain security.
  • Step four: Water Removal and Drying. If water damage is present, we remove the water immediately, we will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove any remaining water and complete the drying process.
  • Step five: Removal of Smoke and Soot From All Surfaces. SERVPRO uses special equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from walls, ceilings, and any other surfaces. 
  • Step six: Cleaning and Sanitizing. We will clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire by using various cleaning techniques. We are also trained to remove odors.
  • Step seven: Restoration. In this final step, we will get your home to its pre-damage condition. This may involve minor repairs such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet; or major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas in your home or business.

If your home or business experiences a fire, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Denton to begin the restoration process and get your property back to normal “Like it never even happened.”

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Commercial Buildings

4/5/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Denton work van parked outside of apartment complex building. SERVPRO of Denton comes prepared to your facility to fulfill your restoration needs.

Understanding what mold is and how it grows



Understanding mold and how it grows is the first step in preventing your business from being affected. Mold is a fungal growth which can be found almost anywhere moisture and oxygen are present. Growth of mold can be harmful to the structure of your building and has the potential to cause health-issues if breathed in. Some common moisture problems that lead to the formation of mold growth are leaks such as from the roof or plumbing, poor drainage around the property and any scenarios of high humidity or condensation. 

Knowing where to look for mold can also aid in the preventative maintenance of mold growth. Common places that mold can hide are the backside of drywall, wallpaper, the underside of carpets, paneling, and the top of ceiling tiles. Along with these areas mold can also hide in pipe chases or utility pipes if a leak is present, on walls behind furniture when condensation is present, condensate drain pans inside air handling units, and roof materials above ceiling units. Considering possible spots for mold growth is essential to ensuring your business does not suffer the consequences of this fungal infestation. 

There are many suggested prevention strategies along with the knowledge of what mold is and where it grows that are available to you and your business. These strategies include:

  • Fixing leaking plumbing/leaks in roofing as soon as they arise
  • Prevent moisture by increasing surface temperature such as insulating or increasing air circulation
  • Prevent moisture due to condensation by reducing the moisture level in the air by repairing leaks, or increasing air ventilation, or dehumidify
  • Perform regular building/HVAC inspections and maintenance 
  • Dry/clean wet or damp spots within a 48-hour window 
  • Keep heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) drip pans clean and unobstructed
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances such as dryers, to the outside where possible
  • Don’t let foundations stay wet
  • Provide drainage and slope the ground away from the foundation



If you suspect that your business might be impacted by mold, please do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Denton. We have the qualified experts to meet your needs and ensure your business is restored back to its normal state “Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO

3/8/2024 (Permalink)

Floor drying system Hardwood floor drying system for water damage.

Why should you as a homeowner or business owner choose SERVPRO of Denton? Our knowledgeable team is always gearing up to help you with any water or fire damage emergency you may experience in your home or business when you lease expect it. Our team is dedicated to walking you through the process and providing support to you from start to finish with state of the art drying equipment, and fast response we will help make it "Like it never even happened." when you choose SERVPRO of Denton. 

When Water Strikes

3/8/2024 (Permalink)

Standing water Water heater busted and water accumulated.

When a water emergency happens inside your home or business, SERVPRO of Denton can help. Using our specialized equipment and time-tested processes, we can quickly and safely extract water from inside your homes or business no matter the flooring type and then follow that up by providing the needed drying equipment and reconstructing any affected areas. Whether it's from a burst pipe, a broken appliance, or the weather, we've got your back.