Smoke Particles in the Air
Why lingering smoke smells in your home are dangerous. When the remaining smell of a house fire lingers in a home, it can be dangerous to you and your pets. Particles in the air from the smoke may linger. Even though our eyes cannot see the dangerous particles in the air, we are breathing it and it is there. Many times, diy smoke removal methods include using harsh chemicals. Things like ammonia, bleach, or vinegar are used to “remove” smells. These cleaning methods will leave toxic smells and particles in the air that you breathe. Thus, leaving you with more chemicals in your home than before. While these methods sometimes work for small jobs, more often than not a professional should be involved. If you have smoke damage in your home, please call your local SERVPRO professionals. SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties would be more than happy to clean your home of harsh smells and chemicals. Give us a call today! (817)596-8714
Handling a Small House Fire
Since SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties has dealt with many fire jobs in our several years of experience, we would like to share a few tips as to how to handle a small house fire. We want to start by saying that, obviously, fire is dangerous and spreads quickly. We want you to be safe and retain some skills just incase an accidental fire starts in or around your home. First and foremost, you should always have your own personal fire extinguisher. The first step you would take if a fire were to start would be using your extinguisher on the flames. Secondly, call 911. Emergency services is always there to help. The next step would be to open your doors AFTER THE FIRE IS OUT. From there, you wait for emergencies services, then call your local SERVPRO for a smoke smell removal, air filtration, and possible removal of burnt walls or counters. Call us (817)596-8714
How to Take Cover in a Storm
If a heavy storm or tornado were to hit our city right now, where and what would you do? SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties wants to help by sharing some advice on how to take cover during a storm/tornado. It’s important that we share our professional advice with our customers for their own safety. We advise that:
- Find a small room or hallway on the lowest floor possible
- Stay in the center of the room, and avoid corners because they attract debris
- Try and find a room constructed with reinforced concrete, brick or block with no windows and a heavy concrete floor or roof system overhead
- Avoid auditoriums, cafeterias and gymnasiums that have flat, wide-span roofs.
- Stay away from doors, windows, and outside walls
We hope that these tips will help in the future should a storm come our way. Please call us with any questions or concerns! (817)596-8714
Fast Response to Storms
Here at SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties, we specialize in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained to use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. We can make it “Like it never even happened.”
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quickly with the needed resources to start the restoration process. A fast response lessens the chances of permanent damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
When storms move over Parker and Northeast Hood Counties, 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.
If you have any questions or storm damage, contact us at (817)596-8714
Commercial buildings are damaged more often than one would think. Since there are many people going in and out of the building throughout the day, there are multiple things that could happen. Commercial buildings are usually several stories high. So, this means there will be restrooms on every floor along with washing machines, sinks, water fountains, etcetera. With each use of the restrooms or water fountains, the higher the flood risk is. Not to mention rain leakage through the roof or a busted pipe. In a commercial building, flooding is a high risk and can be difficult to manage and correct but luckily, SERVPRO is here to help!
SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties want you to know that no matter the size or extent of the damage, we can fix it. Call us today!
Fire Cleanup Safety
When dealing with a fire catastrophe, SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties wants you to know that we take on the situation carefully and seriously. Our goal is to keep you safe while restoring and cleaning up the leftovers of the fire in your home. For your safety and convenience, SERVPRO offers the option of pack-outs &/or professional clothing washes (to remove smoke residue and smells). We want you to be taken care of in the midst of all the cleaning and possible tear-out. If you need fire clean-up and odor removal, do not hesitate to call us! We want to help and provide the best services to you for your satisfaction. SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties will be here for you! Call us (817)596-8714
Commercial Buildings Flood Too!
Commercial buildings flood just as often as residential.
Whether it’s a small office or a 3-story printing business. Commercial size buildings flood too! SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties can definitely help in this kind of situation. Here at SERVPRO, we know that every hour that your building is flooded or filled with smoke, you’re losing revenue. So, we want to get your business up and running as efficiently and quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will take care of you and your business “Like it never even happened.” If you have any questions about our services, please call us today at (817)596-8714. We provide many other services like carpet cleanings, duct cleanings, and mold removal/prevention as well. Email or call us today for even more information!
Why SERVPRO is a Great Choice
We are a 24/7 service!
Why SERVPRO is a great choice when deciding on which water mitigation company to use. Our crew is on the job 24 hours a day for 7 days a week. Since we are a 24-hour service, our phone lines are always open to you and you can call no matter the time. We understand the struggle of waking up or coming home to a flooded floor or a busted water pipe. We also provide pack-outs and, if need be, a great team of technicians to restore any and all of your personal belongings if they are damaged. Here at SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties, we care for our customers. We want to ease your stress through what can sometimes be a vigorous process of drying and restoring your home. If you have any questions, call us today! (817)596-8714
The 3 Water Categories
This picture represents three examples of water categories.
In the water mitigation world, there are three categories of water. When dealing with these categories, we must be thorough. The first is category 1, clean water from a precise source. For example, a sink overflowing into the bathroom floor. If the floor is not contaminated with anything dirty and there are no pets. We would probably consider this a “1.” A category 2 would contain a significant amount of biological contaminates. If this water were consumed it could cause sickness or discomfort. This would be something like a dishwasher leak. While the water may not look super dirty to the eye, the chemicals in the water from the dishwashing machine could be harmful to humans and animals. The most harmful is a category 3. Category 3 is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic or toxigenic agents. More often than not, the water we deal with is a “1” or a “2.” Call SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties today if you have questions. (817)596-8714
What Is a Pack-Out?
Stormy weather in Texas is dangerous. Sometimes the strong winds can rip roofs off of houses or flood a home. Since these types of things happen, SERVPRO is here to help. If a storm hits a home and we get the call, we will sometimes do a pack-out. This means, we take all of your belongings that were damaged by water and take them to storage. This way, we can try and repair the damage or keep it from furthering. While this does not happen often, we would still like to let our customers know that this is an option. Hopefully your home never gets hit by a storm, but just in the case that it happens, you can call SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties. We will take care of you and your home. Call us today! (817)596-8714