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Emergency Board Up and Fencing for Your Business or Home

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Board Up and Emergency Fencing Denton Business Board Up and Emergency Fencing in Denton

Leave the Hassle of Board-Ups to Us! Call us at SERVPRO® of Denton in the event that you have experienced a fire damage to your home or business. We provide free board up services to our community. We work with our First Responders to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Whether after a fire, storm, or other structural disaster, boarding up a damaged property is a burden that no one wants to have to go through, especially if it is your home or business that has been damaged. Boarding up damaged property incorrectly could cause secondary damages, such as moisture or animal intrusion, making the situation even worse. The process of boarding up after an unexpected damage can also be as dangerous as the damage itself. Our SERVPRO® technicians can board up damaged properties and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind.

Community Involvement: Supporting SERVE Denton

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVE Denton - community - local support SERVE Denton located on North Loop 288 in Denton

SERVPRO of Denton is proud to support SERVE Denton!  For those who don’t know, SERVE Denton partners with nonprofits to help make their services more accessible for people in need. Services include: - Food- Healthcare- Housing- Counseling- Children’s Advocacy- Women’s Support- Parenting Classes- Utility Assistance- Legal Education When a family falls on hard times, finding help can be overwhelming. When nonprofits are spread out, it can be difficult to find the organizations that can help, let alone find the transportation. SERVE Denton’s solution is to have multiple nonprofit agencies on the same campus , so those in need only have to visit one location to access services.We encourage everyone who can to donate and get involved in any way that you can! The SERVE Denton office is located on 306 N Loop 288 #100 in Denton. Call 940-735-3234 with any questions or visit their website at www.servedenton.org.

We Sell “Peace of Mind” When it Comes to Handling Your Residential Fire

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage, smoke damage, home If the unthinkable happens and a fire strikes your business or home, give the experts at SERVPRO of Denton a call.

Did you know cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fires? As you find yourself in the kitchen from time to time, fire precautions should be top of mind.

A property owner experiences a flood of emotions when a fire ravages their business or home. Fear, uncertainty, stress, and doubt about the future of the property and their livelihood can be overwhelming to a property owner long after the flames have been extinguished and the smoke has cleared. After the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let SERVPRO of Denton help you restore it to its preloss condition. Combining rapid response, the utmost professionalism, and open communication throughout the entire job process, we strive to restore not only the home or business structure, but also the customer’s peace of mind.


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers the following eye-opening statistics on structure fires.

  • 482,030 structure fires were reported in the United States in 2018.
  • These fires caused $9.9 billion in property damages.
  • One structure fire was reported every 48 seconds.

If the unthinkable happens and a fire strikes your business or home, give the experts at SERVPRO of Denton a call. We will help make it "Like it never even happened."

Call the Cleanup Team that is Faster to Any Size Disaster

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO - fire - water - emergency response team - disaster recovery team Be ready for the worst, with the very best.

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing damaged property and personal belongings. Rapid response and timely mitigation can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.

SERVPRO of Denton understands that returning to normal is your primary concern. SERVPRO response team employees are trained in caring for both you and your property. By responding quickly with a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Denton can help you get your home or business back up and running quickly and help protect your property and belongings.

If your home or business suffers a fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Denton to help make it "Like it never even happened."

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter most to you on the lines, you need the very best help on the line, as well. That’s why knowing the easiest ways to connect to your local franchise is so important. Just go to SERVPROdenton.com or call 940-566-2277. We are a leader in giving control back to the homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you are responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000--be ready for the worst, with the very best.

March is RED CROSS MONTH

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

American Red Cross - donating - disaster relief Around 3.1 million people donate blood through the American Red Cross.

Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross is a charitable organization that relies on donations and volunteers to carry out their mission. Whether it is a disaster relief, blood donations, military family support, or training and certification in CPR, lifeguarding, first aid and more, the Red Cross is committed to helping those who need it most. The American Red Cross is part of the Global Red Cross Network, the world’s largest volunteer network found in 187 countries, according to redcross.org.

Every year, March is declared Red Cross Month by the President of the United States. The American Red Cross celebrates by honoring the “everyday heroes” who support and carry out the mission of the Red Cross by donating, giving blood, taking a class or volunteering.

SERVPRO began a partnership with the American Red Cross in 2013, and became an official Disaster Responder partner in 2016. The Disaster Responder program provides families and individuals immediate support, comfort and assistance when a disaster, such as a house fire, happens to them. Disaster Responders also help communities prepare for disasters ahead of time by participating in preparedness activities such as the Smoke Alarm Installation Campaign. To learn more about the American Red Cross, or about how you can get involved, visit redcross.org.

Around 3.1 million people donate blood through the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross collects and processes about 40% of the nation’s blood supply to approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

Volunteers constitute about 90% of the American Red Cross workforce, making it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires.

Smoke Alarms: Life Savers

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

smoke alarm - fire damage - smoke damage - fire prevention For more information on Emergency Preparedness, please contact SERVPRO of Denton.

Smoke alarms save lives when properly installed and maintained, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

In homes, smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and on every level, including the basement. In office and commercial environments, check your state requirements or contact your local Fire Marshall to help ensure all codes are met.

Test smoke alarms monthly using the test button. Smoke alarms with non-replaceable batteries need the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten years. If the alarm chirps signaling low battery, take the proper steps to replace the unit or the battery immediately. Never disable or remove the battery from an alarm. Almost half of fires where smoke alarms were present but did not activate had missing or disconnected batteries (NFPA).

In larger commercial facilities, hard wired or wireless smoke alarms offer benefits such as not needing to be tested as often and activating throughout the entire building if smoke is detected in just one area.

If you need help installing, testing or changing batteries in your smoke alarms, contact your local fire department, an electrician or the American Red Cross. 

Be sure your home or workplace has a fire emergency plan in place and conduct regular fire drills. For more information on Emergency Preparedness, please contact SERVPRO of Denton.

Improve Your Air Quality: Duct Cleaning Can Help!

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

air quality in home - dust - air ducts - here to help Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, our teams use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to remove years of grime.

The ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, but you can help change that! Inspecting the ductwork in your home should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your home. 

A routine part of SERVPRO of Denton’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. Our professionals can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. The inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork. 

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO of Denton technicians can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends it be inspected for proper functioning and to be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. 

The SERVPRO duct cleaning system is proven and cost-efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, our teams use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

To scheduled an appointment contact our SERVPRO of Denton office today at (940) 566-2277.

The Behavior of Smoke

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

fire smoke damage residential commercial types of smoke If your home or business suffers fire or smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of Denton to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

The damage to your property following a fire can often be complicated due to the unique behavior 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. 

SERVPRO franchise professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns. Knowing this information is vital to proper restoration. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO professionals will survey the loss to determine the extent of impact from fire, smoke, heat, and moisture on the building materials and its contents. The soot will then be tested to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. Pretesting determines the proper cleaning method and allows our professionals to focus on saving your precious items. 

SERVPRO of Denton professionals know that smoke can penetrate various cavities within the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Their knowledge of building systems helps them to investigate how far smoke damage may have spread. The following points are additional facts you may not know about smoke. 

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

TYPES OF SMOKE:

  • Wet Smoke. (Plastic and Rubber) Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, and 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.
  • Fuel Oil Soot. (Furnace puff backs) While “puff backs” can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO franchise professionals can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.
  • Other types. (tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue) Special loss situations require special care.

Our professional crews are trained to handle even the toughest of losses. If your home or business suffers fire or smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of Denton to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage Remediation for Your Denton Home

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in your home After your home has suffered from flood damage, SERVPRO of Denton is ready to help you at any time.

Floods can be highly destructive to your home, as water can seep into every corner and crevice of your home. It goes through rooms and walls, creating lasting and permanent problems unless it is treated adequately and quickly. To effectively mitigate and repair flood damage, you need the trained professionals at SERVPRO to come to your home and help you.

At SERVPRO, we offer highly qualified flood damage repair specialists who are here to work with you to restore your Denton home back to its previous state before the flood. We have a nationwide network of experts to make sure you are served in a timely fashion, by technicians who are familiar with your local area and the local building codes. Our flood damage repair services give you a comprehensive range of repair and cleanup services, covering everything from the removal of standing water to total restoration.

Rapid Structural Drying

Our services include the fast drying of your structure which saves you as the property owner and your insurance company time and money. Rapid drying is safer, healthier and provides less inconvenience for you and your family. It also minimizes the replacement of expensive structural materials, and this process also is less disruptive and brings you less stress during the remediation process.

The process of rapid drying also lowers the chance for potential mold growth since the structure is quickly dried. We focus on rapidly drying the whole home, not just cushions and carpeting. Most structures and the contents inside can be dried within three to four days.

Further Remediation

After the visible water is extracted, SERVPRO experts start developing and planning for the places that are unseen – such as insulation, drywall, beams, framing, and ceiling tiles. Even if the room looks like it is dry, mold can begin growing behind walls and on the wood where you cannot see it, causing major problems down the road.

Our certified technicians are IICRC trained, following approved standards. We have a full range of equipment on hand, such as diagnostic equipment, desiccant dehumidifiers, low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers, and thermal imaging equipment.

Our fast response and experience in flood damage repair make us an easy choice in restoration repair. We also help you converse with your insurance company to get your flood damage claim settled quickly and with the least stress possible on your part.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

After your home has suffered from flood damage, SERVPRO of Denton is ready to help you at any time. All you must do is dial us at 940-566-2277, and we quickly send out professional staff to create a plan of remediation for your home to get your life back to normal as soon as possible.

Catch Appliance Leaks Before Water Damage Occurs

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

refrigerator leak - appliance leak - water damage All household appliances that utilize water are prone to leaks in one way or another, but if these leaks are not caught early, water damage can begin.

All household appliances that utilize water are prone to leaks in one way or another, but if these leaks are not caught early on, water damage can begin.

Because many appliances are not moved or inspected with frequency, this water damage can be harbored for ages before homeowners are made aware—this is why regular inspections are so important for prevention.

Inspect These Appliances for Leaks Often

Hot Water Heater

The lifetime of a hot water heater will typically span 10 to 15 years, but leaks can start much earlier than this. The seals and pipes connected to the hot water heater can often break down, so keeping an eye out for any accumulation both during and after use is a smart move.

Refrigerator

The rarity with which refrigerators are moved can lead to secret water damage that festers for ages before it is brought to light. A refrigerator’s water lines are typically made from a soft plastic that can easily fail, so checking for leaks behind and under the fridge as part of your annual home maintenance is wise.

Dishwasher

A dishwasher’s tubing is just as problematic as a refrigerator, but is even more isolated and utilizes far more water. Additionally, homeowner’s insurance often does not cover water damage caused by older models of dishwashers, so regular checks are extremely important to keep up with.

Washing Machine

Washing machine hoses are some of the most common sources of leaks. Because they are notorious for this, it is recommended that they are inspected at least once a month by homeowners so you can be sure no issues have arisen. In addition to these regular checks, they should be fully replaced every five years in order to prevent hidden deterioration.

Air Conditioner

The drain in your HVAC unit is designed to keep condensation from pooling in and around the unit, but if this drain malfunctions, water damage can quickly be caused. Reference your manufacturer’s manual to determine how often your unit should be inspected and serviced—having a professional technician evaluate your machine is the best defense against HVAC-created water damage.

If your home or business is affected by an appliance leak, call SERVPRO of Denton! Our teams are Here to Help.