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Heavy rains flood local school

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Spring rain season is here and is in full force.

SERVPRO of Plano technician's were contacted from a middle school in our area.

Major rains caused the water to rise and come up through a pipe and disperse muddy water throughout the school. Many classrooms and halls were saturated in a muddy residue from the rising water.

Our crews spend several hours extracting several inches the muddy water throughout the building for several hours and finally reached the point of pulling cove base and setting the drying equipment. 

The school was allowed to reopen the very next day. 
If you experience a flooding due to heavy flooding rains give SERVPRO of Plano a call today if you receive any storm damage to your property
972-403-9004.

Plano Is the Happiest Place in America

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

  
 
Legacy West in Plano

LOCAL NEWS

Plano Is the Happiest Place in America

It has been proven by data.

BY SHAWN SHINNEMAN PUBLISHED IN FRONTBURNER MARCH 15, 2019 12:00 PM
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This week, WalletHub released the findings of a study on happiness. They tried to gauge the cities with the most of it by looking at a whole swell of factors touching three categories: emotional and physical well-being, income and employment, and community and environment. Things like divorce rates and sports participation feed into the well-being category. Income growth helps make up income. In all, WalletHub used 31 weighted metrics.

When the numbers are all tallied up, North Texas makes out quite nicely. But the big reveal is this: Plano is WalletHub’s happiest city in America.

It lands in the top 10 across the three categories, the only city to do that. It beats out a handful of California cities crowding the top of the list—Irvine, California, is No. 2—as well as Grand Prairie at No. 7.

As with anything, when you get closer up the idyllic Collin County suburb has its warts. It has grown feverishly since 1990, from some 128,000 residents then to an estimated 286,000 in 2017, and there have been a few growing pains. The city is engaged in an ongoing conflict with a group of residents set on protecting Plano against its comprehensive plan toward dense, urban development.

In WalletHub’s data, the rest of North Texas falls inside the happiest third, or close. In all, the personal finance site with a thing for sweeping studies examined 182 cities, the 150 largest plus a few others in more sparsely populated states. Irving ranks 32, Fort Worth falls at 42, Garland is at 47, Arlington at 49, and Dallas at 68.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/03/plano-is-the-happiest-place-in-america/ 

When water damage strikes

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Plano will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

INSPECTION

SERVPRO of Plano will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning any work.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

SERVPRO of Plano will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal belongings and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step-by-step.

MONITORING

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO of Plano will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.

RESTORATION SERVICES

SERVPRO of Plano will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. A final walkthrough of the jobsite will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to preloss condition.

EMERGENCY WATER DAMAGE TIPS

Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.  Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock. Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.  Place aluminium foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.  Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.  Don’t enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards. Don’t use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water; this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.  Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water. For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004.

When Fire Strikes

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Even a small fire can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized.

Fire, smoke and soot damage in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent problems. As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the structure, leaving odorous residues and deposits on surfaces and in hard-to-reach places. Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents and may result in resurfacing odors. 

Our SERVPRO team members knows how to handle a fire loss and have received the proper training needed.  SERVPRO is a preferred vender on all of your major insurance companies lists. 

Contact us today at : (972)403-9004 for a free fire damage estimate.

Restoring your property after a Fire Damage

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Acting quickly when a fire strikes can mean the difference in thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in secondary damage, that can happen after the fire.

Securing your property with a board up is only the first step in this process. Proper Mitigation and Restoration, from highly trained technicians with cutting edge technology ensures you that SERVPRO of Plano has you covered. Whether is preparing your business ahead of time with one of our Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) or having us programmed ahead of time in your smartphone. This simple preparation cannot be stressed enough.

SERVPRO of  Plano has been helping families and businesses recover when disaster strikes, for almost 24 years  Trust the fire professionals that the insurance professional trust.... trust SERVPRO of Plano.

 SERVPRO 24 hour Emergency Services for Fire - Water Damage - Mold - Biohazard 972-403-9004

Why you should choose SERVPRO for your Water Damage Emergencies

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Plano specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Plano can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. Our staff is highly trained and has the following certifications:

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

For 24 hour professional emergency services you can count on SERVPRO of  Plano to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated and ready to serve our Sherman/Denison customers.

Call SERVPRO today at 903-893-7166

SERVPRO of Plano Commercial services

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Services

commercial property and business services are available to you 24 hours a day. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning, debris removal, mold remediation, or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 
  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Plano 24/7/365 @ 972-403-9004

Did you know?

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Board Up and Roof Tarping

Did you know that some insurance companies deny at least part of a fire insurance claim if it finds that a property owner did not try to protect their property from secondary damage?  This can be avoided by hiring a contractor to do emergency board up and roof tarping.  

After fire damage, many properties experience damaged roofs, windows, doors, and even damaged outer walls.  This type of damage makes a building susceptible to secondary damage. Weather can come in and cause water damage and mold.  Easy access also makes it easy for theft to occur.

For these reasons, we recommend emergency fire damage services as soon as the fire department has left.  We can:

  • Attach a weatherproof roof tarp.
  • Board up damaged doors, windows, and outer walls.
  • Send a security guard to protect your property 24 hours a day.

After your property is secure, we can inspect your property and begin fire damage cleanup and remediation services.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

Process for Water Damage Removal in Plano

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have water damage in Plano?

You may be wondering what is about to happen, how long the remediation process is going to take, and, if you’re filing an insurance claim, how to navigate this claim with your insurance adjuster.  

While every property is different and requires its own plan of action, our office follows a general guideline for every water damage.  This process has been refined for decades and is scientifically proven and accepted by the restoration industry.

Our franchise has successfully restored thousands of homes and businesses in Plano since we opened our doors.

When you call our franchise for water damage, this is what you can expect:

24 Hour Emergency Service

Our franchise is available for 24 hour emergency service.  When you call, our on-call manager will ask you a few questions that’ll help our crew prepare for dispatch.  We’ll ask for:

  • The size of your property
  • The number of rooms and affected
  • The type of flooring in each room
  • The source of the water damage
  • Ask if you are filing an insurance claim

Cutting off the Source of the Water

It’s important to cut off the source of the water damage as fast as possible.  Leaking pipes can be stopped by shutting off the water to that area of your home or by cutting off the water completely from the street.  If you need assistance, please call a plumber.

If the source of water damage is from a leaking roof or ceiling, please let our on-call manager know so our technicians can be prepared to install temporary tarping.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

Water Damage to Commercial Building Due to a Broken Pipe

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Plano received a call this morning  from a commercial property owner who opened the door to his business to find water pouring out of the front door. The pipes in the building had frozen due to this winter weather in our area.

Several suites were affected.  Some suites sustained more water damage than others. Most of these suites had contents damage as well as structure damage. Most of the suites just needed extraction and cove base pulled as well as drying equipment set.  These suites should be completely dried to acceptable levels in about 72 hours.  

The owners and doctors were very pleased that they were still open and allowed to still see their patients.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004 if your building or home has water damage.