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House fire tips

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning Struck Roof of Home Serve weather brought lightning to a home and caused a fire.

Fire safety concerns mainly go unnoticed when disaster strikes your home or business. When fire damage happens it's important to make sure you take the necessary precautions when entering your home. Overhead hazards such as ceilings that have been partially burned may collapse when you are trying to gather your belongings. Trust SERVPRO®? of Denton to provide the fire restoration services you need to help clean up debris and gather necessary belongings from your home or business so you don't have to.

Fire Building Safety Tips

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

fire damage from overhead overhead fire loss from lightning.

Fires frequently cause damage to structures, and whether its minor or not, it can also pose safety hazards both inside and outside of the home or building. Workers and even homeowners always need to be cautious of loose or falling debris inside or outside of the home. Watch for damaged structural components that might cause puncture wounds or material that can fall from above and cause damage on the way down. Hard hats along with proper protective wear like work safety boots offer head and foot protection when inspecting buildings for unidentified hazards. You should never enter a home or building until it has been cleared by a fire marshal or inspector.

Storm Damage

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

storm destroyed commercial building roof storm wind took roof tarping off and water went inside and caused water damage.

As leaders in the storm and water restoration industry, our team makes sure to have advanced training and expertise within our crew leaders, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience and customer service. Wind damage can cause water loss due to water penetrating porous surfaces and certain areas where the wind has taken off roof material. It is always best to make sure you have a SERVPRO® of Denton's phone number on hand when disaster strikes your home or business. 

Water Mitigation school

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

school water loss science lab science lab experienced standing water.

Water intrusion in a commercial based business whether it is a local nail salon or a 45-story office building is a traumatic event especially when it disrupts your business. Having a strong team in water mitigation to help restore a water-damaged building and its contents is a valuable service to any business or business owners. In commercial buildings, the normal every day-to-day routine is severely disrupted and can cause panic or chaos. This type of disruption creates stress and uncertainty for many individuals. Having a knowledgeable team to help calm the situation helps put many clients at ease during the emergency water mitigation process.

Kitchen Fire Prevention Safety Tips

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

Soot covers the white cabinets in a residential kitchen When you experience a kitchen fire, call the experts at SERVPRO® of Denton. Our fire restoration experts will make it "Like it never even happened."

According to ameriburn.org, the theme for 2022 is, Burning Issues in the Kitchen. Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in the United States. In fact, the American Burn Association reports 47% of all home fires are caused by cooking.

Below are some tips to keep you and your family safe while cooking in the kitchen.

• The best time to cook is when you are wide awake.

• Always wipe the stove, oven, and exhaust fan after cooking to prevent grease buildup.

• Turn pot or pan handles toward the back of the stove.

• When heating food in the microwave, use microwave-safe cookware that allows steam to escape.

• When frying, use a pan, lid, or splash guard to prevent grease splatter.

• If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly. Remain in the home while cooking and use a timer to remind you to check on your food.

And if you ever have a fire in your kitchen, SERVPRO® of Denton is here to help restore your home to preloss condition in most cases.

Generator Safety Tips

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

A generator is plugged into an outdoor outlet on a house Ensuring you follow generator guidelines and recommendations will keep you and your home safe.

If you have a generator on hand for power outages during severe weather like the Denton ice storm of 2021, follow the safety tips below provided by the American Red Cross.

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawl space, or any partially enclosed area.
  • To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use it in wet conditions. Operate it on a dry surface under an open canopylike structure, such as under a tarp held up on poles. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.
  • Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home. Although CO can’t be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death. Even if you cannot smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately.
  • Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home or property and outside sleeping areas to provide early warnings.

If you incur any storm related damage Contact us. We are available 24/7 to meet your emergency needs.

When Water Damage Strikes Part 1

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

A whole in the white ceiling shows where the water on the wood floor came from Water damage can be costly, and that's why it's imperative to hire a team of professional mitigation experts to prevent secondary or permanent damage.

Not sure what to expect from experts in the restoration industry after suffering water damage? Here is a step-by-step list of what you can expect.

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of receiving a loss notification, a SERVPRO franchise professional will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

Inspection: SERVPRO franchise professionals will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning the work.

Emergency services: SERVPRO franchise professionals will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal property and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

Monitoring: To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO franchise professional will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated with you.

Restoration services: SERVPRO franchise professionals will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and contents. A final walk-through of the jobsite will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to its preloss condition.

When Water Damage Strikes Part 2

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Puddles of water are standing on a wood floor Immediately removing as much excess water as possible will help mitigate damage to wood floors.

Now that you know what to expect from the experts, here are some emergency water damage tips you can do immediately to protect your property:

• Shut-off the water source, if possible or contact a qualified professional to stop the water source.

• Turn-off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

• Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

• Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

• Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.

• Do not enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water.

• Always avoid electrical shock hazards. Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water! This could cause electrical shock or damage to the device.

• Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water For more information on recovering from water damage, contact your local SERVPRO franchise professionals.

Why You Should Hire Restoration Specialists: Part 2

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Several air movers blow air to dry out mats damaged by water; a rock wall is on the left Large commercial water line breaks require professional grade equipment and expertise to restore.

Part 2:

In part one, we covered several benefits of hiring restoration specialists to handle your water loss. These include the health and safety risks, efficiency, and potential for mold growth after a water loss. There are three more reasons why it’s in every owner’s best interest to use professionals when your property is damaged in a water loss:

  1. SERVPRO® of Denton is a leader in water cleanup and restoration. As a premier restoration company, we help to ensure your damage is mitigated according to industry standards. Our IICRC certified professionals will survey, inspect and assess the full scope of damage to not only mitigate but expose potential future damage as well. This wholistic approach ensures that your home is safe and sound so it’s “Like it never even happened.”
  2. Our technicians have access to professional equipment and the knowledge to use it. From special heaters to dehumidifiers to moisture meters, we will help to ensure that the job is done to industry specific standards. SERVPRO® of Denton is made up of a proven system of professionals and professional grade equipment that enables us to return your property to preloss condition in most cases.
  3. Finally, when we set up a containment area, we have already removed damaged materials and assessed which materials are salvageable. At SERVPRO® we work to restore rather than replace, whenever possible. This is not only better for the environment, but we know your property is both valuable and sentimental. And when your property is functional, you can get back to your daily routines and important business. Our teams are efficient, professional, and committed to quality.

Our knowledge, experience, tools, and techniques are why we are a leader in both residential and commercial water restoration. In times of chaos, SERVPRO® of Denton will expertly and quickly restore order and function to your property.

Why You Should Hire Restoration Specialists

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

A restoration technician kneels down and is removing the baseboards with a hammer and crow bar. Our restoration technicians are professionals who know exactly how to remove and repair any damage caused by a leaking water pipe in your home.

So, you had a water leak, and you’re not sure if you can handle the job yourself or if your situation requires a team of professionals. There are many reasons why you should always have your property inspected by professionals after a water loss.

SERVPRO® of Denton utilizes the correct equipment and our professional knowledge and expertise to get the restoration process completed as quickly as possible, returning your home to pre loss condition in most cases.

Here are additional reasons why you should always hire professionals to mitigate water damage.

Part 1:

  1. Health and Safety: A professional company will assess if there is any contamination from gray or black water. They will also assess whether or not there is any microbial growth or mold, and remediate if detected.
  2. Efficiency: Our experts work quickly so you can get your schedule and routine back on track. Extending the time for remediation by hiring the wrong company or attempting to do it yourself will only further complicate an already uneasy situation.
  3. Mold: Mold is present after moisture has occurred. Whether it’s rain, burst pipes, ice dams that have leaked into a roof or even excessive humidity, the main culprit of mold growth is time. Mold growth can begin to occur within 48 hours of moisture's appearance.