Recent Water Damage Posts

Are you ready for April's Showers?

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

A downspout is an essential part of your gutter system and many problems can occur if it's not functioning properly. Check for pooling water and drainage issues near downspouts and gutters which can cause flooding and foundation problems.Also high winds can loosen downspouts and even break them. A downspout that is not properly secured can cause damage to the gutters and roof, allowing water to discharge next to your building foundation.

Water that is allowed to run from your gutter and downspouts directly into the ground can cause a flooding that may end up in your crawlspace or basement and can wear away the soil alongside the house, causing settling of the structure. 

If you find water in your basement or crawlspace don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO, we are here to help in any disastrous situations.

Did You Know?

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

If you find yourself dealing with contaminated water, from a water loss, call in the SERVPRO experts for help.

There are three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water" is from a clean source like a broken water line; however, if left untreated, can degrade into a category 2 or 3.

Category 2: "Gray Water" may contain bacteria and viruses, and can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.

Category 3: "Black Water" comes from flooding rivers or sewer backup and may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes. 

Let our highly trained experts help you decipher what needs to be done and walk you through the process.

We are open 24/7, and 7 day's a week.

Have questions? Call SERVPRO today at 817-596-8714.

What is IICRC?

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

What is the IICRC? Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It's a non-profit certification body for the restoration industry founded in 1972. #SERVPRO is certified with the IICRC for water, fire, and mold damage. With IICRC certified technicians are trained to operate at a higher standard within their designated certification. One of the main benefits of an IICRC professional to handle your home is knowing who you are hiring.

Have questions? Call us today- (817) 596-8714

Oh No My Water Heater Broke!!!

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

A water heater breaks, the sink won't stop running or some other clean water source causes damage to your home. You've called SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties and we're on our way, but in the meantime there are some things you can do to help mitigate.

Shut off the water source

Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building

Remove as much excess water as possible

Wipe excess water from wood furniture

Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet

Remove paintings and place them in a safe/dry place

You may have noticed I said 'clean water source' in the beginning of this post. Water from toilets, outside the home and any other contaminated source pose a different danger. When water damage has been caused by contaminated water we suggest avoiding all contact and washing your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

Have questions? Call SERVPRO today at 817-596-8714

It's Freezing!

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

During these cold winter months, keeping warm is a necessity. Keeping your pipes warm is just as important for your household/business. One of the most prominent ways that households flood is because pipes freeze and the metal becomes hard and compressed over night. Once the water is turned back on, the pipes heat up, expand, and bust. This is what leads to flooding water in the house and a massive mess. Nobody wants that! It is important to keep your pipes warm during these winter months to avoid this predicament. House floods can cause some major problems especially during the holiday season. If you have any questions on how to avoid this issue, please do not hesitate to contact us at (817) 596-8714.

Water Damage In Your Home

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (817)596-8714

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

    48 Hours to 1 Week:

    • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
    • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
    • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
    • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
    • Paint begins to blister.
    • Wood flooring swells and warps.
    • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

The Do's and Dont's of a Water Loss

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

A water loss can be a very scary and dramatic event, that nobody enjoys going through. During the panic of the emergency, the main priority is to ensure the safety of whoever is present. Once everybody is safe, here are some precautions to take before calling us! 

What to do After Flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.

What not to do:

  • Do not leave fabrics and rugs in their place. Hang them and let them dry. 
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are low

Did You Know?

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

There are three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water" is from a clean source like a broken water line; however, if left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3.

Category 2: "Gray Water" may contain bacteria and viruses, and can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.

Category 3: "Black Water" comes from flooding rivers or sewer backup and may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.

Response Times

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Response times are a huge factor in minimizing water and fire damage. Download our Ready Plan App to create a Ready Profile so that when disaster strikes, help is just a click away. bit.ly/1eXVvAE

Parker and NE Hood County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Parker and NE Hood County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 817-596-8714

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Parker and NE Hood County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Parker and NE Hood County

SERVPRO of Parker and NE Hood County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water Damage in Your Home

12/24/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (817)596-8714

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

The Do's and Dont's of a Water Loss

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

A water loss can be a very scary and dramatic event, that nobody enjoys going through. During the panic of the emergency, the main priority is to ensure the safety of whoever is present. Once everybody is safe, here are some precautions to take before calling us! 

What to do After Flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.

What not to do:

  • Do not leave fabrics and rugs in their place. Hang them and let them dry. 
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are low

Oh no! A flooded house!

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

A flooded home is the last thing anybody wants during the holiday season! However, with pipes freezing and water heaters busting, your friendly SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties is here to help. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding the water hazard emergency. These question will help us to be able to bring the right equipment to help dry your house and remove water as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO representatives will ask several questions:

  • your name and contact information
  • the address of the water emergency 
  • your insurance information (if applicable)
  • where the flooding/damage occurred 

CALL TODAY: (817)596-8714

We understand that when you call us, you may be distressed, anxious, and confused, and you need a specialist to guide you through this process. SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties has specific water damage training and experience to help get you through this crisis. We specialize in water restoration; it is the foundation of our business.