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Electrical Fires

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Electrical Fires Attic Fire

Here are just a few ways an electrical fire can occur.

* Electric wires in attics being chewed on by animals/rodents.

*Plugging in extension cords incorrectly or frayed extension cords.

*Over usage of a electrical socket

*Tree branches coming to close to outside wireing

Please make sure that your home has an updated breaker box and updated wiring.

Check your attic once a month for a rodent problem and treat if necessary.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Call SERVPRO of Plano today for a free estimate:972-403-9004

School/Educational Facilities

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

AT SERVPRO® we believe learning shouldn’t be paused or cancelled, even in the face of disaster. Disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and Flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school or a campus of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue while we restore your facility. Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students; ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so. 

Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanups has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities:

K-12 Schools Colleges & Universities Dormitories Event and Sporting Arenas Libraries Daycares / Pre-K Facilities

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

HOSPITALITY FACILITIES

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

HOSPITALITY FACILITIES AT SERVPRO® we understand that keeping your guests satisfied is your top priority, and you can rest assured that you are ours. When disaster strikes at a hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible. Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head or a natural disaster, we work to efficiently isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can continue normally, and guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact. Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance teams to prioritize spaces and make sure that all areas are restored to your complete satisfaction.

Our experience in the hospitality industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following hospitality facilities:

Hotels Convention Centers Casinos Resorts Entertainment Venues Banquet Halls

Call SERVPRO of Plano today:972-403-9004

How old is your Water Heater?

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How old is your Water Heater? Water Heaters Age

If you have a gas water heater, you may have noticed a popping sound when the burner ignites. However, regardless of the fuel source, sediment build-up is a problem for both electric and gas water heaters. Over time, the sediment build-up will break down the interior of the tank, and it may even clog the drain valve.

The older the water heater, the more likely it is to break down. As a general rule, a tank type water heater will last, on average 8 to 12 years.

With proper maintenance and a little luck, you may be able to nearly double the lifespan of your water heater. But sometimes even with the best care, a water heater will need to be replaced after only a few years. However, if your water heater is pushing the 10-year point, there’s a good chance it’s time to replace the unit.

If you have a Water Heater break and it does FLOOD call SERVPRO of Plano: 972-403-9004

Are You Storm Ready?

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

According to Ready.Gov

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, winddriven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community.

Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

Here are some tips to stay warm:

 * Dress in several layers of lightweight clothing, wear mittens and a hat (preferably one that covers your ears).

* Wear waterproof, insulated boots to keep your feet warm and dry and to maintain your footing in ice and snow.

* Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.

* Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).

* Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.

* Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out. 

*Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year. 

*Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.

*Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.

* All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear. Cold-Related Emergencies

* Frostbite and hypothermia are two dangerous and potentially life-threatening emergencies. Learn how to care for these emergencies by taking a first aid class.

* Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.

* Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. * Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task. * Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

* Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.

* Check on your animals and make sure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles. If possible, bring them indoors. Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills * Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.

* The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.

* Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.

* If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.

* Call for help from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.

Let Your Family Know You’re Safe

If your community experiences a severe winter storm, or any disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well Web site available through RedCross.org to let your family and friends know about your welfare.  

Downed Trees

1/7/2018 (Permalink)

STORM damage in Texas can happen quickly and SERVPRO of Plano can act quickly!

During heavy storms here in Texas customers can encounter trees blown down or blown onto properties due to wind.

When trees come down on customers homes or businesses it can cause major problems ranging from WATER and sometimes FIRE damage.

SERVPRO of Plano (972)403-9004 has the Certified Technicians to Mitigate your WATER/FIRE Damaged property. If SERVPRO of Plano is contacted quickly we can start the drying/cleaning process.

SERVPRO is on the Majority of Insurance Companies Preferred Vender Lists.

SERVPRO has the necessary staff and the state of art drying equipment for any job large or small.

Please contact SERVPRO of Plano today for any Property Damage you might have.

972-403-9004

Water Heaters

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Heaters Failing Water Heaters

During the up and down temperatures here in North Texas SERVPRO of Plano encounters major problems with Water Heaters breaking and causing extensive damage to properties.

Once the water heater malfunctions and goes out the flooding can be very serious if not addressed immediately.  The water heaters located in the attic can cause even more damage inside the home when the water penetrates the insulation and the sheet rock.  When this occurs the ceiling can get so saturated that it tends to fall causing damage to anything and anyone below. The contents and flooring in the path of the ceiling is usually very saturated and will need drying.

SERVPRO technicians are highly trained to handle these type of damages and will know how to dry your structure and to return you back to normal.

Please call SERVPRO of Plano today for our Water/Flood damage services: 972-403-9004

Frozen Water Lines

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Water Lines Broken Water Line

Winter has hit Texas hard!  Frozen water lines have caused major damage this week for our Residential and Commercial customers. 

Many of our customers call SERVPRO of Plano for our professional Mitigation services.

North Texas during the winter encounters major temperature changes. If the temperature drops below freezing in our area you tend to see pipes freeze. When the temperature rises above freezing the pipes thaw out causing major damage to Homes and Businesses.

SERVPRO has the highly qualified Technicians that can come out and mitigate the damage quickly and efficiently.

SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004 will respond to your needs as quick as possible!  Please contact our office if you find yourself in the need of water damage remediation.

SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and highly trained to handle any size of damage.

Commercial Building Frozen Water Lines

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Building Frozen Water Lines Frozen Water line Broke

During this cold weather sprinkler systems in commercial buildings have a tendency to freeze. 

If SERVPRO of Plano is contacted immediately we can mitigate the damage properly and restore your building back to normal.

North Texas during the winter encounters major temperature changes. If the temperature drops below freezing in our area you tend to see pipes freeze. When the temperature rises above freezing the pipes thaw out causing major damage to Homes and Businesses.

SERVPRO has the highly qualified and Certified Water Damage Technicians that can come out and mitigate the damage in your Home or Business quickly and efficiently.

SERVPRO will walk you through the drying process step by step ensuring that you have the knowledge during this trying time.

SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004

What to Expect from Mold

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What to Expect from Mold Mold Growth

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Plano immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Plano is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

SERVPRO of Plano proudly serves Plano, and surrounding areas.