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Preparing for The Next Storm

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

One of the most important reasons to prepare for emergencies is so that quick, informed decisions can be made in the midst of crisis.

Having Plans in place minimizes fear and confusion, and can ultimately save lives.

PLAN

Know what threats are in your area and plan for situations that may result, should they affect you.

Consider being stuck in your home or what to do if immediate evacuation is necessary.

PREPARE

Assemble GO KITS to be kept in your home and cars to ensure you have provisions and tools you may need to survive or treat injuries.

Take any action necessary, based on your plans that would make your response easier and faster for you and your family.

Make sure family members can turn off utilities if necessary.

PRACTICE

Going through the motions will reinforce actions that each individual should take and help them be clear minded and calm.

How to handle Mold

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on baseboards On going water damage caused mold growth on baseboards

MANAGING MOLD - When there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, your local SERVPRO® of Plano professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different, requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a “typical” mold removal process. The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call your local SERVPRO® franchise professionals. A representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed. Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. Mold Containment Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. Air Filtration Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO® technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress. Removing Mold & Mold-Infested Materials. The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminate mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth. Restoration. Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. Your SERVPRO® Plano franchise professionals understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business. Give us a call today at (972) 403-9004.

Call The Cleanup Team

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Plano understands the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern created by a fire damage.

Our priority is to help you regain control and to get your doors open fast. Responding to a fire damage can save your company money, minimize additional extensive damage and shorten the length of down time.

Armed with the latest equipment and advanced technology SERVPRO will help remove smoke, soot and fire damage from walls, flooring and air ducts and will work to restore your facility to preloss condition.

Did you?

* There are over 1.3 million fires reported each year in the US. These fires are responsible for more than 3,000 deaths, nearly 12,000 injuries, ad over $11.5 billion in property damage.

* A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds.

* One structure fire is reported every 65 seconds: more than 1300 fires in one day.

These are the leading causes of Fire in a business:

* Cooking

* Electrical

* Heating Units

No matter how the fire started, SERVPRO of Plano is trained in Fire damage.

( 972 ) 403-9004

SERVPRO is ready for storms

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Plano is ready for whatever happens. If your property has suffered storm damage our experts are there with you through the entire process from the mitigation to the rebuild. Our Teams are ready to respond quickly to any size Storm or Water Damage you might have experienced. Home or business large or small we know how to mitigate the property quickly and effectively. Our technicians and office staff are all IICRC certified and they know the drying standards that it takes to make sure that the property is dried to proper standards. We also have the most state of the art drying equipment. Please do not try and dry out your property by yourself.  This takes trained and certified technicians.  Contact us 24 hours a day for a free estimate. We would be honored to help you make it "Like it never even happened." (972) 403-9004.

Who is SERVPRO ?

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is a Franchise company with over 45 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration.

Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon.

You may be aware that your local SERVPRO Franchisee Professional is part of a Franchise System that has been helping make fire and water damage "Like it never even happened," since 1969. But did you know that this system has grown to include more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide in 48 states? SERVPRO of Plano is just the tip of the bright green iceberg.

Wherever there is a house full of water or an office building full of smoke, you know you can count on SERVPRO of Plano.

Services offered:

* Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes cleaning

* Ceilings, Walls, and Hard floor cleaning.

* Air Ducts and HVAC cleaning.

* Deodorization.

* Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleaning.

* Vandalism.

Please call our office with any questions at ( 972 ) 403-9004.

When Water Damage Stikes

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

When a sudden water damage hits your home or business time matters. Water needs to be removed immediately so that no further damage is caused to your property.

The Best way to remove the water is calling SERVPRO the professionals in mitigating after losses.

Emergency water damage tips

• Shut-off the water source, if possible or contact a qualified professional 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 aluminum foil or woodblocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

• Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.

• Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water!

This could cause electrical shock or damage to the device.For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO Of Plano at (972) 403-9004.

Fire Damage and the aftermath

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

For Homeowners, putting out a Fire can be worse than the Fire itself.

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring verses replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Plano can provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure that your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO of PLano is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly.

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives:

* Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.

*Place clean towels or old linen on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.

* Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.

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

* Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.

* Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery

* Do not clean any electrical equipment.

* Do not send clothing to a dry cleaning service it could set in the smoke smell.

When a FIRE or SMOKE Damage happens call the professionals at SERVPRO of Plano.

972-403-9004.

Why you should choose SERVPRO

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

The Best Trained in Disaster Restoration

Our clients put their trust in us, and they deserve only the best. Training to become a staff member for SERVPRO of Plano begins immediately. Our training is thorough and results in the majority of our staff having multiple certifications in the restoration industry.

Water Damage Restoration

The IICRC Water Remediation Technician Certification prepares our staff to handle water removal services and proper structural drying. Water damages can occur from:

  • Storm Damage Flooding
  • Leaking Pipes
  • Water Heater Leaking
  • Sewage backup
  • Firefighting Efforts

Fire Damage Restoration

Our technicians have the Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician Certification from the IICRC. We add more training so we can complete:

  • Fire Smoke Deodorization
  • Home Inventory Documentation (for Fire Insurance Claims)
  • Sanitation of Soot Affected Belongings

Other SERVPRO Training

  • Employee Certification Training Program (ECTP)
  • OSHA Training
  • Chemical Safety Using SDS

Get Guidance from a SERVPRO Near You

We’re here to answer your questions. Contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly. (972) 403-9004.

Training for Mold Remediation in Dallas

We are a licensed Texas Mold Remediation Company. Our employees certified Mold Workers and have performed residential and commercial mold removal on hundreds of properties.

 IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Mold and Remidiation

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation and Restoration

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

  • Locally Owned and Operated

Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present and if the water is not addressed properly and remediated. If you contact our SERVPRO office right away when the  first sign of a Water Damage our certified mitigation team will address your water loss immediately.

Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your Plano home if you suspect you have a mold problem.

If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation in your home or business.  We can also Refer you an Industrial hygienist that can test the mold spores and mold count.

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

When Water Damage Strikes

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage.

Within four hours of receiving a loss notification, 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 the work.

EMERGENCY SERVICES SERVPRO Plano will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal property 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 with you.

Restoration services SERVPRO Plano will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and contents.

A final walkthrough of the jobsite will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to its preloss condition.

Emergency water damage tips

• Shut-off the water source, if possible or contact a qualified professional 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 aluminum 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.

• Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water! This could cause electrical shock or damage to the device.

For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004