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IICRC and SERVPRO

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Garland is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIRC) is an international non-profit organization for the standardization and certification of the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries worldwide.

They are unmatched in technical excellence, the IICRC Standards are developed to provide the highest quality concepts, terminology, and procedures recognized in the cleaning and restoration industry.

 SERVPRO of South Garland is a Certified Firm with the IICRC. Our technicians are also certified technician with annual training to keep up with the changing technologies.  We want to take care of your home or business.

 We can handle all of the water in your home, starting with the removal of standing water with our pump trucks, and then followed by our specialized equipment. Some equipment is designed to raise the temperature of your home's structure, while at the same time creating a high air flow that will whisk the humidity created to the outside. With the water disposed of after removal by the pump truck, our team will begin restoring your home's interior. 

In addition to drying and restoring your home, we will also clean and sanitize everything. Risks from floods are all too real, and can pose threats to safety for months after a flood has receded. Other equipment is used to extract water and moisture from upholstered furniture, wooden structures, and walls. We will use dehumidifiers to increase the speed of the drying process, and as we do this, we will monitor the moisture levels in various areas of your home. This monitoring can be used as documentation to show insurance companies the work done, and also to future prospective home buyers who are interested in purchasing your home. 

Whenever you're in need of water removal, large or small, call us! SERVPRO of South Garland can be reached at (972) 278-7871, 24/7, and we will respond as soon as possible to begin working on getting your home returned to its intended state.

Come to SERVPRO for superior storm damage restoration

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storms are powerful disturbances in an otherwise normally functioning environment. Most storms are violent enough to cause disruption and damage to human lives and property. Substantial damage to both private and public property renders the dramatic changes in environment that compose a storm undesirable. As they prove to be a hindrance to stable life, such hazards cause a loss of productivity and comfort.

It is very difficult to predict a storm well in advance and prepare for it as they are created due to the dynamic changes in air pressure. However, storm damage is a predictable consequence of any kind of storm, be it hail, thunderstorm, blizzard or firestorm. These natural forces cause damage to roof, structural damage to houses, transform small property into forceful projectiles, and even cause damage to technological implements on the property such as antennas and satellite dishes.

Generally, storm damage restoration is a difficult and a drawn-out process which involves quick assessment of damage, coordination with the insurance companies, deployment of proper tools and resources, and implementation of the disaster recovery plan to prevent any further damage due to the residual debris and water damage left in the wake of the storm.

Such an uphill task is best left to a professional team of trained and dedicated disaster management personnel who not only have the required experience but can also provide a timely intervention. If the affected property happens to be in Las Vegas, the restoration process can be effectively and efficiently taken care of by the SERVPRO of South Garland which have over the years established themselves as the leader in water restoration industry. The quality service that they provide has not only turned them into a trusted name when it comes to storm damage restoration and clean-up, but they are locally owned and operated too, which ensures that they value the community they serve while being an integral part of it.

Storm damage restoration Garland can be relied upon SERVPRO of South Garland who maintains a high standard of services in the area. We are committed to serving the local community with a dedicated 24-hour emergency service, bringing in their assortment of specialized tools and industry-approved techniques that they have developed and incorporated in their disaster management system models. The tested and tried two-pronged method of damage control with simultaneous restoration of property which is employed at all projects undertaken by the SERVPRO of South Garland ensures that the chaos of the storm does not disrupt your daily life any longer than would be necessary.

For more information on how to deal with the process of storm restoration, things to keep in mind when affected by a storm, and how SERVPRO of South Garland can facilitate you should you be on the lookout for a team of a dedicated hazard management professionals, head on to and learn about various ways in which SERVPRO of South Garland can assist you in mitigating the problems left in the wake of a storm.

You need to deal with the fire damage at once

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

You need to deal with the fire damage at once

You need to deal with the fire damage at once

When there is fire damagethe companies and the homeowners who suffer such a problem can be too devastated. One aspect that can give some level of peace of mind is when you are sure that you have hired the right professional for the job. This is the reason why it is important when you hire the firm that they are certified to inspection cleaning or restoration.

When the fire takes place, the homeowners and the business owners may be in shock because of the devastation. It is something important to try and to follow up the proper steps in order to achieve a complete fire restoration service provider that is associated with an institute that distinguishes itself through vast amounts of the experience, health and safety certification and ongoing experience. You should also check to see if the company has insurance information with the proper license. The customers have to check about the references and get the price quotes before hiring.

The contracts that are given to be signed, they have to be reviewed in a closer way. When SERVPRO of South Garland Company comes in your home, the first thing to do is to clean up the large area as they are able to. When the area is not cleaned at once, it can lead to the soot residue and it can be permanent damage when it is left out.  If you decide to do the first clean up, you should always put on the dust masks and open the windows to have enough ventilation.  Clean the ceiling and the floor and make sure that you vacuumed the upholstery and the floors. You can wash the item that are being laundered and clean the outside using a pressure washer when you have it.

When the immediate clean up has not been done, it may lead to some devastating effect. In few minutes of the fire or the smoke damage, the items and the appliance will be discolored to turn to the yellow hue. Within few hours, the acid may stain the bathroom and other area of the business or the homes. In few days, the walls are going to be discolored in the permanent way and in few weeks, the cost of cleaning will double.  It is important to call SERVPRO of South Garland so that they can remove the odor and the residue caused by the fire at once. The professionals are going to use the fire restoration options in order to help you to achieve to the satisfactory result. 

SERVPRO of South Garland Helps with Fire Restoration

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Are you looking for the best professional for the fire restoration purpose then you can take the aid of the professional team of SERVPRO of South Garland. They used to have the well trained and dedicated team of professional to help you out.  If you’re residential or private properties is burn out then do not for self cleaning. It is highly advisable to go for the professional to handle all this.

SERVPRO of South Garland team provides quick service. When you will give one call they will respond as soon as possible. Most of the fire restoration service provider first used will assess the entire property. The team will work with the owner of the property and then they will give you right decision regarding restoration and the repair of the property. The structural analysis of the property used will include the roof, floor and the wall of house.  

Fire restoration is physically demanding

Cleaning the damage of fire as soon as possible is one of the main mottos of the fire restoration service provider. The restoration of fire service is very important in the case of property or home. The proper removal of the soot is not an easy task so you need the aid of the professional of the fire restoration service provider. Soot is very harmful to your body it can cause number of complication and the respiration problems. For the cleaning of fire damaged different equipment is used for.

The professional help

The professional used will have the quality idea how to remove and restore the home for the damage of fire. The proper usage of the equipment and the tool can help to save the time and money. Different methods and techniques are used for cleaning the fire damage so opting for the qualified fire restoration professional is one of the best choices. They will help you in the best manner and help you to restore the monetary value of your house. They will ensure that the job is done in the right way.  The qualified professional only can help you to clean and restore each and every area of the property. With the aid of the professional fire damage service provider people are able to save their money and property. Fire restoration professional are expert, they are highly trained technician to handle the emergency all around. SERVPRO of South Garland (972) 278-7871

Remodeling Misstep Means Water Damage Issues in Garland

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Steps In to Mitigate Damage Caused by Leaks

Sometimes even experienced plumbers make mistakes that result in water damage in unexpected places. A bathroom update that results in leaking or poor drainage requires another look at the plumbing renovation and restoration of damage done to your home’s structures. SERVPRO of South Garland technicians receive training to detect where the water intrudes as well as how to return your home to preloss condition.
 
Water damage after a remodeling of your Garland bathroom is a frustrating outcome.  A decision to use a diverter spout to add a handheld shower in your classic tiled bath area causes a blowback issue resulting in water spraying inside your wall as well as through the shower head.  Even a small amount of blowback results in significant harm over time. Our technicians help pinpoint the problem and develop a plan to restore the damage.
 
A desire to retain the character of the original bathroom drives the decision to add to existing plumbing rather than tear out and replace. Unfortunately, the older pipes need help to connect with modern fixtures.  If the connections added, fail to seal and balance water pressure correctly, leakage occurs. SERVPRO of South Garland locates the problem and takes steps to dry out the saturated areas. Often an older bathroom has a large access panel in an adjacent room, closet or hallway we open to find the leak and then keep open to direct air flow that removes the moisture.
 
We work with plumbing contractors to resolve the blowback problem as we dry out the area behind the bathtub and shower. We also follow the path of the water to discover any migrating moisture causing damage to the walls or ceilings below. Older homes often have plaster construction which sheds water more easily than drywall. SERVPRO of South Garland water damage technicians still develop drying goals to ensure any lathes behind the plaster avoid secondary damage like mold growth or disintegration.
 
Air movers, augmented with dehumidifiers, do a thorough job of removing the moisture once the spout is re-installed with proper taping, caulking or other safeguards preventing further water damage. Bubbled paint or staining restore to the pre-leak condition when touched-up after drying is complete.
 
Do not despair if a remodeling project takes an unexpected turn. SERVPRO of South Garland has the staff, experience, and equipment to get things back on track. Call for an appointment at (972) 278-7871.

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Water Heater Water Damage in Garland from a Leaky

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Heater Water Damage in Garland from a Leaky Water Damage from Water Heaters Gets Mitigated Quickly with Our Help

SERVPRO TIP:  Inspect Your Water Heater Periodically to Avert Water Damage 

Have you checked your Garland water heater lately for signs of suspicious moisture? It can take the form of excess condensation on the heater’s surface or drops of water on the floor around it or in the catch pan. The team at SERVPRO of South Garland is often called in to deal with a flooded basement caused by a worn out water heater.

The useful life of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years, according to experts. At that point, tiny cracks develop, metal deteriorates, and rust forms. A wise homeowner regularly inspects the heater for signs of wear and the basement for evidence of water damage in Garland.
 
Standing water is a sure sign of a problem. But you can catch a leak in its early stages by checking for less obvious indicators, including:  

Moldy, musty smells along the walls or coming from boxes stored on the floor
Telltale stains on floors, walls, and ceilings, including rust
Warped, lifted floor tiles
Peeling paint
Excess condensation on the water heater    
 
If you see any of these danger signs, call SERVPRO of South Garland. We have the expertise and the equipment to remove the water, dry and dehumidify your rooms, and then clean, repair and restore them to make them livable again. We start with a comprehensive inspection and assessment of your basement.
 
Water damage can be so pervasive; it takes professional equipment to get your home dry. Our industrial strength pumps extract the standing water quickly. By removing as much water as possible, we speed up the drying time significantly.
 
After extraction, we deal with the moisture in the air. Powerful air movers blow damp air out. These are used in conjunction with dehumidifiers that remove water vapor and reduce humidity. Once the basement is dry enough, we clean up the damage, restore wherever possible, and replace when necessary. The result looks “Like it never even happened.”
 
SERVPRO of South Garland is here to help with your water damage problems and other water, fire and mold emergencies. Call us 24/7 at (972) 278-7871. We are centrally located, serving Garland, South Garland, Towngate, Duck Creek and other local areas.

We are always here to help and give you helpful information

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We are always here to help and give you helpful information You know it's on your to-do list.

Why SERVPRO? 

We are always here to help and give you helpful information.

SERVPRO of South Garland is always there for you when there is a water loss in your home, but do you know what is easier and much less of a headache?

Well the answer is preventing the water loss in the first place here are 5 easy tip to preventing a water loss in your home.

  1. Never pour Grease down your drain

I am sure you have heard this before, but some people still will tell you that it is safe if you flush it with hot water, or mix dish soap with it. While that may eliminate some of the risk grease may still stick to the pipes eventually causing significant damage or a blockage. The safest thing you can do is pour your grease into an old can and let it harden in the refrigerator. Then you can just toss it into the trash it is easy and not worries in the pipes.

  1. Do not use unclogging chemicals use a Drain Snake instead.

No matter how clean you are, the fact remains that hair and other debris will get into your drains and will cause blockages. This drives most people to grab a drain cleaning chemical, but what most people do not realize is how much these chemicals eat away at you plumbing and can cause leaking drains. So an alternative is a drain snake that is relatively inexpensive at a local hard wear store.  This will eat up most all clogs and will be safer for your pipes than drain cleaning chemicals.

  1. Watch where you plant

Some plants and trees, like weeping willows, have pretty invasive roots. If you’re not careful, they’ll grow right into your sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines.


    4. Clean out roof gutters

You know it’s on your to-do list anyway, so if you can, take a safe climb up to your roof next Sunday and check out your gutters. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, and whatnot up there, your gutters may not be doing the job you hired them for. And on a rainy day, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement. That could cause some serious water damage! So next time you’re doing some seasonal cleaning, make sure those gutters are clean. And if your gutters are too high, be safe and get a professional to check them.

    5.  Keep an eye on your water bill

With so many water pipes hidden behind walls and in the floors in your house, you might not know there’s a leak until the damage is done. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your monthly water bill. If you see it starting to creep up, or get one that’s uncommonly high, it’s a pretty good sign that you may have a leak somewhere.

 If you have need of our services now, call us at (972) 278-7871. As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of South Garland is dedicated to restoring the homes of our neighbors.

When to call a professional.

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When to call a professional. SERVPRO of South Garland (972) 278-7871

Why SERVPRO?

A water damage restoration service is the kind of professional that no one wants to call, but when they are needed, it is important not to delay. Homeowners know that moisture is often the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space, and taking advantage of every little crack and structural problem. No matter how moisture gets into the building, the response should be the same. Bring in a certified firm as soon as possible to clean the home, dry it, and ensure there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the home through a contaminated source, don’t try to handle it on your own. Floods and sewage backflows contain a cocktail of deadly bacteria, viruses and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can leave a person seriously ill. A certified water damage restoration service not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, they have the protective equipment to remain free from harm.

Restoration technicians have a lot of technology at their disposal. These include powerful vacuums and pumping systems, high volume air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture meters, and a number of detergents formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While the technicians work on the building, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a home is safe to live, and a business safe to work in; any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

Call SERVPRO of South Garland at (972) 278-7871.

Hotel Owners Facing Water Damage In the Garland Area

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Hotel Owners Facing Water Damage In the Garland Area Having water damage in a hotel has to be one of the worst fears for any manager or property owner.

Hotel Owners Facing Water Damage In the Garland Area

Facing Water Damage

Having water damage in a hotel has to be one of the worst fears for any manager or property owner. Any incident involving water on an upper floor can easily affect rooms’ two floors below. Water moves in mysterious ways and makes it into small areas that do significant damage.

It is crucial for owners of a hotel facing water damage in the Garland area to have connections with local restoration companies that help provide you with the services necessary to get water movement under control quickly. Without a prior relationship, you may find yourself facing far greater problems as they develop over time.

Knowing which company to turn to or what to do as an emergency unfolds on your property can make an immeasurable difference in some of the losses you suffer. As your regular employees evacuate guests and make preparations for the remainder of their stay, SERVPRO of South Garland technicians move in to locate the origin of the problem, making necessary repairs, and getting water out of the way.

With someone like SERVPRO of South Garland available 24-hours a day, you gain access to resources you simply cannot afford to keep on-hand. We provide you with industrial-grade water extractors, infrared moisture detectors, air movers, air scrubbers, and all the drying equipment you could need to get water under control on your property.

SERVPRO of South Garland has several years of experience providing customers just like you with the restoration services they need. We understand how to perform our services with as little disruption to your businesses operations as possible. Our technicians cordon off work areas with the proper signs to protect anyone who might come near while performing fast, efficient services to get things back to normal as promptly as possible.

Give your property its best shot at surviving emergency situations, cut down on confusion, and limit losses that develop over time. With the amount of time you put into providing customers with a quality experience, you deserve to experience it yourself.

Contact SERVPRO of South Garland for additional information about available services or help to schedule your initial inspection, today (972) 278-7871.

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Garland Flood Damage - Requires Fast, Complete Attention to Detail

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Garland Flood Damage - Requires Fast, Complete Attention to Detail Flood damage can happen at just about any time due to many factors, not the least of which are overflowing area basins and the storms that occur.

Garland Flood Damage - Requires Fast, Complete Attention to Detail

Water damage to your home is such that, without immediate attention, soaked drywall, carpets and the possible infection of molds make your home an uncomfortable place to live very quickly. This is what makes it necessary to call for the flood damage cleanup that Garland area homeowners appreciate.


What Is Critical To Understand About Flood Damage In Your Garland Area Home?
Flood damage in Garland can happen at just about any time due to many factors, not the least of which are overflowing area basins and the storms that occur all too often. The flooding can come into your home through the basement, due to faulty waterproofing and can get to work on destroying your home's foundation often before you are aware of it.
That is why it is crucial to enlist the services of a flood damage restoration company.


Getting Back To A Healthy Home.
When you contact a flood damage restoration firm, they arrive to begin the process of a complete inspection while setting up large air movers. Thus begins the evacuation of the bad air that wet things throw off. The process of removing the water starts at the same time.


The removal of the water, immediately, assists in preventing as much additional damage as possible because the furniture, wallboard, and carpet become soaked even more and continue to break down as well as the molds that may be present take hold and are transported, by the water, into other areas.


This water removal process may involve submersible pumps as well as powerful commercial wet-vacuums in all areas affected and on all surfaces. Nothing else can be attempted, nor should be until the water has been removed and the air is a bit sweeter.  It is necessary to organize and carry out the removal of furniture and other items that must be done to accomplish the drying out of the premises.


Dehumidifiers are then placed to assist in getting all of the moisture out of your home. This moisture, if not removed, continues to help molds and mildew and their dangerous work in your home and everyone who occupies it. It continues to get into all spaces, such as the closets in which your delicate clothing are hanging. It also continues to affect the building materials in a negative way.


The Next Step In The Flood Damage Restoration Is The Cleaning.
Powerful sanitizing agents are used on all surfaces that can be cleaned. This occurs after everything that cannot be wiped completely has been removed. This means a complete detailed cleaning of all rooms, spaces, and areas to ensure nothing, such as mold spores, germs or other allergens remain.


Restoring Your Home after This Flood Damage Cleanup in Garland.


Restoration involves the finishing touches of repairing your carpets or doing some patch and paint work. Water can damage hardwood floors and drywall. Some of the flooring or drywall may need to be removed and replaced.


There are so many things that need to go right, and we have it down to science, so, as a family owned and operated franchise, we at SERVPRO of South Garland stand ready to help your family during this confusing time in your life. When a major flood makes your home uninhabitable, give us a call as we have the personnel, the equipment, and the experience for anything relating to this emergency. That number, at any time, is (972) 278-7871.