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Why you should choose SERVPRO

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Faster than the speed of light, your SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison.

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison works hard to be faster to any disaster.

How fast is fast you may ask? Our work from start to finish, that is from the time you call our office to the moment the work is finished and we hand in the bill, is on average about 5 days. What does that look like in real life? Say your water heater broke just as you got to work on Monday morning.

You call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison at (903) 903-893-7166 right away.

Within 4 hours we’re on site placing equipment and on the fifth day, Friday, your home is dry. Is this the case for every job? Certainly not, but the dedication to exceptional work and the importance of restoring your home in a timely manner remain exactly the same.

Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166

What is Mold Remediation

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

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.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. 

  1. Emergency Contact - (972)403-9004
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

HVAC cleaning

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality?

In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of your local SERVPRO of Plano Professional’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC).

Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money.

Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process.

In these cases, SERVPRO of Plano can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition. If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.

The SERVPRO Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost-efficient.

Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, your SERVPRO of Plano uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. n The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins. 

Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container. 

Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean. 

As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns. 

Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact  SERVPRO of Plano today. 972-403-9004

We are available 24/7 for your needs.

Water damage in commercial buildings

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO was called late last night to our local daycare center that had a flood.

There was a toilet that had been running overnight due to a child's toy that was clogging it up. 

When the morning staff came into work as usual and found water flowing out the front and back doors they made a call to their Insurance company and were referred to us SERVPRO of Plano.

The water had saturated the entire building causing damage to both structure and contents. 

 As soon as the plumbers unclogged the toilet and once they had the water turned off we were there and ready to extract the water.

We started by extracting the water in each bathroom then the play room and common areas then moved on the halls and offices and finally the kitchen area. Our technician's pulled some baseboards and drilled holes to help the drying.

All of the contents were hand cleaned by our cleaning crew along with all of the larger items such as desks and tables.

We were able to complete the drying process in three days.

When your building suffers a water damage of any kind Large or small SERVPRO of Plano is here to help you.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

Water Damage Steps

4/28/2022 (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.

Caring for your belongings

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Your Belongings and Fire Damage

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Plano understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Plano specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
     

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Plano can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Plano can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Call SERVPRO of Plano today for your free FIRE/SMOKE damage estimate (972)403-9004.

3 Reasons why not to wait for an adjuster

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

3 Reasons Not to Wait for an Adjuster to Visit Before Restoring Your Home

After your home in Plano, Texas, has sustained water damage due to a flood, flood insurance often requires an adjuster to come to your home to assess the damage that has been done. However, waiting to restore your home until after an adjuster comes to your home after a STORM is often not necessary for several reasons.

1. Adjusters Are Busy

Once a natural disaster has occurred, insurance companies immediately begin to work with their customers to help them restore their homes. However, the demand for an adjuster to visit homes can mean you’ll be waiting to see an adjuster. Waiting to begin making major fixes to your home isn’t necessary, and you can document the damage that has been done by taking photographs and saving receipts. 

2. You Won’t Lose Money Cleaning Up

Although you might be tempted to leave your home exactly as it is after it has sustained FLOOD damage, you will not receive less compensation if you start the cleanup process quickly. It is likely that you will want or need certain items removed from your home before your flood insurance company sends an adjuster to visit your home, and this is okay. Documenting the cleanup process can help to ensure you are fairly compensated for your losses.

3. Your Home Could Become More Damaged

Minor issues in your home can quickly become major issues if they are not fixed in a timely manner. Structural damage, mold damage and more can occur if your home is not dried out and if standing water is not removed. In order to save yourself from having to spend more money, time and effort in restoring your home, it’s often wise to start the restoration process quickly.

Knowing that you do not have to wait for your flood insurance company to send an adjuster to your home before beginning the restoration process might help you save money and protect your home. As you start the restoration process, many people find it helpful to work with professionals in water damage cleanup and restoration.

Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

SERVPRO has the Advanced Technology

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

    Advanced Technology and Techniques

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Plano Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

Cigarette and Cigar Smell

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SERVPRO of Plano are the number one experts when it comes to having the knowledge of how to clean any type of surface when its affected by Cigarette and Cigar odors.

Some homeowners are very sensitive to the smell of smoke from either cigarette or cigars. Most of the time you can smell this odor as soon as you walk into the home.

Tobacco product can and usually do leave a yellow nicotine film on all types of surfaces throughout your home or business.  When this occurs SERVPRO has the right product and trained crews to mitigate this type of damage. 

Our crews start from the top and work our way down to the flooring.  Most of the time your HVAC system will need to be cleaned and that would be our first step then we move on to your walls and ceilings. 

If contents are in the home that is addressed next and then the flooring.  We will then place an OZONE generator to ozone your property.  By the time our crews are complete with your property it will smell very fresh!

If you are a homeowner or a realtor give our office a call today for a free estimate before you put the house on the market to sell.

Give our office a call today at 972-403-9004 for your free estimate.

Sewage Damages

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Plano will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at (972) 403-9004.

Storm Damage

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Texas is known for big beautiful tree's. Unfortunately they can cause major damage during a strorm

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

During heavy storms here in Texas customers can encounter trees blown down or blown onto properties/Roof's 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 Vendor 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

SERVPRO Restoration Technology

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry.

These advancements allow SERVPRO of Plano Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning.

The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Reconstruction services offered

Please give our office a call if you have any questions on our services (972) 403-9004.

SERVPRO of Plano and our Cleaning Services

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Life is busy and messy. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, significant others will walk through the house with dirty shoes, and your home will just get dirty. Accidents happen and SERVPRO of Plano is here to help.

We have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic weekly cleaning routine. Our team will create a safe, clean and comfortable environment for you and your family with our professional cleaning services.

When living a busy life or a life of messes, our SERVPRO team is here to ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home. We can make dirty carpet “Like it never even happened.”

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

Our experts are ready to assist in the clean up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals

Hoarding and cleaning of Bio materials

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

“Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.

A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.”

Many people with hoarding disorder do not find their habits to be a problem. Hoarded items are often things others would throw away or look at as junk or garbage such as old newspapers, junk mail or packaging.

Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. Bugs, fleas, rats and other vermin may be present, at which point an exterminator would need to be called.

At times, hoarding may spread to outside the home as well, to storage facilities, or even the garage or yard. SERVPRO of Plano encounter hoarding situations several different ways.

Often, SERVPRO of Plano is called for a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation when they arrive on-site. A SERVPRO Plano will communicate with the insurance company regarding their contents coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried, and stored by the SERVPRO of Plano, or relocated to a storage facility so work on the fire or water loss can begin. Another way SERVPRO of Plano encounter hoarding jobs is through calls from landlords, case workers, real estate agents, or family members, often after the death of a loved one.

In these situations, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job. Sometimes, family members will come and try to help the hoarder sort through their contents as well. Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but SERVPRO® of Plano technicians are here to help make it

“Like it never even happened.” If you encounter a hoarding situation at one of your properties, or with your insureds, call:

SERVPRO of Plano has the experienced crews to help walk you through this serious situation.

SERVPRO of Plano offers reconstruction services

SERVPRO of Plano today 972-403-9004

Storm Damage Restoration Services

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Storm Damage Restoration and Reconstruction Services.

If your Sherman/Denison, TX home or business experiences storm or flood damage, give SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison a call. Our team has specialized storm and flood damage training, expertise, and equipment needed to properly clean up and restore your residential or commercial property back to preloss conditions.

Our team is dedicated to minimizing the disruption that storm damage has on your life, while also making your damage seems "Like it never even happened."

When disaster strikes, you can trust the pros at SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison to take care of you and your home. If you have any questions or need emergency service, give our team a call today!

Have Storm or Flood Damage and need service now?
Call Us Today (903)893-7166

When Storms Hit our area

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rains storms hit our area of Texas every year around March and April and as last as May.  Each year the rain continues for days.  The deluge of rain will fill our ponds and then the ponds overflow.

When the rains do not stop for days there is usually no where for the rain to go so it starts backing up into customers homes and business's causing extensive damage.  

Your first call should be to SERVPRO of Plano.  Our technicians are certified and train in water mitigation and are IICRC certified to know where the water has traveled.  The technician assigned to your water loss walks you through every step that he will be doing until your property is dried down to the IICRC standards.

Give our office a call today at 972-403-9004

Large or Small SERVPRO is here to help!

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Plano has over 25 years of experience restoring homes and commercial properties affected by storm damage and flash floods in North Texas.

 We are Emergency Restoration Service Experts.  Our franchise has traveled to emergency storm events around the country such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey.  We have also helped restore communities affected by tornadoes and those needing hail damage repair.

During a Plano storm, we respond immediately.  When a storm occurs in our home of Plano and our surrounding areas, our office activates its disaster cleanup services.  

We ready our specialized equipment and prepare our entire office to respond to storm damaged properties. Our office has worked with damages of all sizes, from homes to high-rise apartments and office buildings.

Our storm services include emergency roof tarp, fire or water emergency, board up, debris removal, and flood restoration services.  After the storm passes, we provide roof restoration and reconstruction services.

SERVPRO of Plano is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  We provide 24-hour emergency dispatch for any kind of storm emergency in the Plano and surrounding areas.  As a locally owned and operated business, we care about our home of Plano.

We respond to all residential and commercial restoration emergencies with storm damage, large or small.  Call us any time.  We’re ready to help!

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (972) 403-9004

Fire Damage and The Aftermath

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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.

When you need a quick response call SERVPRO of Plano

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As a commercial property management/Owner or professional, your clients and tenants rely on you for efficient day-to-day operations of their property.  They also depend on you to protect it. 

SERVPRO of Plano Professionals understand there's no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact occupant safety, revenue loss and business continuity. 

Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions and recovery costs.  You and those who depend on you will appreciate the rapid response, expertise and training that enables SERVPRO of Plano Professionals to help get your facility back into operation quickly.

* Electronic File Documentation Complete with Loss Reports

*24/7 Call Center

* Large Loss Capabilities-Catastrophic Loss Response team.

*Professional Reassurance and Consistency

*National Accounts Guidelines ( for National Accounts Insurance Clients)

*More than 1,700 Franchises located in North America. SERVPRO of Plano works to keep all parties involved up to date on every thing that is going on at your property 24/7.  SERVPRO has IICRC trained technicians .

Call SERVPRO of Plano today: (972)-403-9004

Take necessary precautions

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SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

The presence of visible mold.

Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

Call our office today at: 972-403-9004.

Are you Winter Ready?

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Are you prepared for the coming cold weather? Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not ready for it. From heavy rain and freezing temperatures to damaging winds, sleet, or snow, all can cause serious and costly damage to your Home or Business

While you cannot control the weather, you can take the steps to be prepared and help take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to weather consider taking the following precautions to protect your property.

* Check your property for downed tree limbs.

*Roofs, water pipes and gutters should be inspected to ensure they are in proper order.

*Inspect property for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazards.

*Inspect all handrails, stairwells, and entry ways to address slippery conditions.

*Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under sink cabinets leave cabinet doors open or cracked to get air flow.

Ask SERVPRO of Plano about completing an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business. The ERP is a no-cost assessment to your facility, and provides you with a plan to get back in business fast following a disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

How to Address Mold

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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 of Plano. 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 of 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.

Storm Damage

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No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a storm or major event strike, call 972-403-9004

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Water Damage F.A.Q

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  • Should I file an Insurance Claim?
    • Maybe, it all depends on your deductible and what our services are going to cost. We recommend having your deductible information on hand and reaching out to your local insurance agent to discuss your policy. We can give you an estimate before beginning work to help you make the right decision on whether or not your loss is claim worthy. If you do file an insurance claim SERVPRO is on vendor lists for a wide variety of insurance companies and works directly with them to make it easier for you.
  • What can I do before you get here?
    • A few things we recommend; try and pick up small belongings off the floor, if you’re dealing with carpet you can place pieces of tin foil under the legs of your furniture to prevent furniture staining, also it is crucial that you make sure the water is turned off or the leak is repaired before we arrive onsite.
  • What are some safety concerns I should be aware of?
    • Water damages can definitely be dangerous in your home if the right steps aren’t taken. If water came from above we suggest you do not use lighting fixtures or ceiling fans until the loss has been assessed and there are no structural support concerns. Do not plug anything into outlets that may have been submerged in water on the floor or low on a wall. If dealing with flood waters or sewage losses try not to walk in the water it could pose serious health risks.
  • What will you do when you get here?
    • First we will assess the loss area to confirm the cause of loss and see where the water has traveled using moisture meters and sensors. Next we might preform extraction on standing water where we could move and protect furniture and remove area rugs from the loss area. Then there is the potential for demolition services such as; lifting or removing carpet and pad, removing damaged or swollen baseboards, removing drywall and insulation, or removing other non-salvageable flooring materials. Finally we will setup drying equipment, air movers and dehumidifiers, to create a balanced drying environment; this equipment usually runs for 3-5 days for residences and 5-10 days for commercial properties.
  • How much will your services cost?
    • It all depends on what we find when we assess the loss site. We cannot accurately give an estimate without seeing the damage. We do preform free estimates Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. If needing an estimate on the weekend or not in that time frame the cost is $175. Our services could range from a couple hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the size of damage and materials affected.

Space Heater Safety

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Space Heaters are a great heat source but space heaters are not always safe to use.

Space heaters can cause so much damage this time of year. When temperatures drop and everyone wants to stay warm this is when things can go very wrong for the homeowners.

By taking correct precautions you could prevent damage to your property. Please use the following tips to ensure your safety.

Do not use an extension cord on the heater. Plug heater directly into wall .

Do not place space heater near upholstery items or rugs.

Do not leave space heaters running when you leave your home.

Do not use old space heaters .

Do not use space heaters if there is a frayed cord.

Unplug immediately if the space heater cord feels hot to the touch.

If you notice a burning smell unplug space heater promptly.

Please call SERVPRO of Plano if you should have a smoke/fire loss.

972-403-9004

What is Black Mold?

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What Is Black Mold?

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it can produce health effects. However, many types of mold can produce health effects. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold. It is best to call a trained professional to asses the mold found in your Plano home. 

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 Texas immediately. 

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

Bio Hazard Services

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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

 Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences in the Plano area .

A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Plano is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Please do not try and clean up a bio-hazard home or business.  This type of cleaning should be handled by a professional with the right training and equipment and the knowledge to process this type of loss to your property.

SERVPRO of Plano will work up an estimate on the cost for you before work begins.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage Backups
  • Crime Scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

SERVPRO Commercial Services

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Every hour spent restoring your business back to preloss condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

If your business experiences a fire loss, call the FIRE and WATER damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Emergency Tips

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Water Damage Emergency Tips

SERVPRO of Plano is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

We respond immediately to restore your home from flood damage. Our professionals are highly-trained, experienced and use the proper equipment to restore your home back to normal.  

We pride ourselves on being faster to any-sized disaster and our focus revolves around training our professionals so your property is restored correctly the first time. Here at SERVPRO of Plano, we require all office employees and field technicians to be IICRC certified and trained to properly handle all situations when it comes to water damage restoration.  Whatever it is you need, SERVPRO of Plano is here to help. 

We are a full service SERVPRO.  Meaning that whatever type damage your home experiences, whether it be from water, fire, smoke or mold damage, we can perform all aspects of the job.  From remediation to restoration and re-construction, we can handle it all.  

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (972) 403-9004

SERVPRO Faster to any Disaster

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SERVPRO of Plano has the resources to handle storms and disasters.

SERVPRO of Plano is proud to be a part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and to have an elite Disaster Recovery Team within our repertoire.

The elite large-loss specialists are prequalified to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2018 Hurricane Michael
  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Tornado in Moore, Oklahoma
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2013 Boulder, Colorado Flooding
  • 2012 Super Storm Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville Floods

Should a storm or major event strike, call (972)403-9004

Indoor Air Quality

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If you have any concerns regarding growth in your Commercial or Residential property please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside the structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.

If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Plano can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any of your emergency needs. 

Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 today.

Fungi Growth

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Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. 

Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi (penicillin chrysanthemum).

SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours and 7 days a week for any type of damage you might have large or small from Commercial to Residential.

SERVPRO of Plano has trained and certified technicians ready at all times to begin the remediation of your loss and make it "Like it never even happened."

Please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004 with any questions.

SERVPRO staff is available 24/7 to answer any of your questions.

Take Precautions

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SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

The presence of visible mold.

Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

Call our office today at: 972-403-9004.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

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Every hour spent restoring your business back to preloss condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

If your business experiences a fire loss, call the FIRE and WATER damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Commercial Water Damages

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There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and SERVPRO of Plano will be there fast with the help you need.

  • 24 hour emergency services 
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists
  • IICRC-ASD Certified

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (972)403-9004

No job is to small or to large for our SERVPRO of Plano franchise we help to restore your Residential or Commercial Property back to normal with highly trained technicians for any type of Damage ranging from Water, Fire, Smoke and Bio clean up.

Commercial properties

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Did you know that sprinkler pipes are required in most commercial properties? These Sprinkler systems work wonders and saves lives each year.

Most of the pipes in commercial properties tend to break and cause severe water damage due to freezing temperatures.

If pipes freeze and break the damage in commercial properties or buildings can be very extensive and costly.  Water damage will need to be mitigated by SERVPRO of Plano quickly and efficiently in order to get the property back up and running and decrease the loss in business time.

The water from a damaged pipe can travel from the top floors in a high rise all the way down to the lower level causing damage on every floor of the building and affecting the materials in between the floors. 

If SERVPRO of Plano is contacted quickly we can mitigate the loss and save your company time and money.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

Cold Weather and Broken Water Lines

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Commercial building's require sprinkler's. These Sprinkler systems work wonders for Fire damage's but can be disasters if the freeze.

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 of Plano 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.

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Hospitality Services

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SERVPRO of Plano understands 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, SERVPRO of Plano works efficiently to 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

Storm Damage Clean-up and Restoration Services

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When you are dealing with STORM, FLOOD, and WATER DAMAGE, Immediate action is crucial.

You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Plano can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO of Plano has certified technicians on staff to help you with any damage you might have. 

SERVPRO is also on all of your major Insurance preferred vendor lists.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today(972)403-9004

Why Choose SERVPRO of Plano?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

 We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

Storm Damage and Downed Trees

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Texas is known for big beautiful tree's. Unfortunately they can cause major damage during a storm

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

During heavy storms here in Texas customers can encounter trees blown down or blown onto properties/Roof's 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 Vendor 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

When you need a quick response

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As a commercial property management/Owner or professional, your clients and tenants rely on you for efficient day-to-day operations of their property.  They also depend on you to protect it. 

SERVPRO of Plano Professionals understand there's no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact occupant safety, revenue loss and business continuity. 

Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions and recovery costs.  You and those who depend on you will appreciate the rapid response, expertise and training that enables SERVPRO of Plano Professionals to help get your facility back into operation quickly.

* Electronic File Documentation Complete with Loss Reports

*24/7 Call Center

* Large Loss Capabilities-Catastrophic Loss Response team.

*Professional Reassurance and Consistency

*National Accounts Guidelines ( for National Accounts Insurance Clients)

*More than 1,700 Franchises located in North America. SERVPRO of Plano works to keep all parties involved up to date on every thing that is going on at your property 24/7.  SERVPRO has IICRC trained technicians .

Call SERVPRO of Plano today: (972)-403-9004

Three reasons Why not to wait for an Adjuster

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3 Reasons Not to Wait for an Adjuster to Visit Before Restoring Your Home

After your home in Plano, Texas, has sustained water damage due to a flood, flood insurance often requires an adjuster to come to your home to assess the damage that has been done. However, waiting to restore your home until after an adjuster comes to your home after a STORM is often not necessary for several reasons.

1. Adjusters Are Busy

Once a natural disaster has occurred, insurance companies immediately begin to work with their customers to help them restore their homes. However, the demand for an adjuster to visit homes can mean you’ll be waiting to see an adjuster. Waiting to begin making major fixes to your home isn’t necessary, and you can document the damage that has been done by taking photographs and saving receipts. 

2. You Won’t Lose Money Cleaning Up

Although you might be tempted to leave your home exactly as it is after it has sustained FLOOD damage, you will not receive less compensation if you start the cleanup process quickly. It is likely that you will want or need certain items removed from your home before your flood insurance company sends an adjuster to visit your home, and this is okay. Documenting the cleanup process can help to ensure you are fairly compensated for your losses.

3. Your Home Could Become More Damaged

Minor issues in your home can quickly become major issues if they are not fixed in a timely manner. Structural damage, mold damage and more can occur if your home is not dried out and if standing water is not removed. In order to save yourself from having to spend more money, time and effort in restoring your home, it’s often wise to start the restoration process quickly.

Knowing that you do not have to wait for your flood insurance company to send an adjuster to your home before beginning the restoration process might help you save money and protect your home. As you start the restoration process, many people find it helpful to work with professionals in water damage cleanup and restoration.

Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

Faster to any size Disaster

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Faster than the speed of light, your SERVPRO of Plano team.

SERVPRO of Plano works hard to be faster to any disaster. How fast is fast you may ask? Our work from start to finish, that is from the time you call our office to the moment the work is finished and we hand in the bill, is on average about 5 days. What does that look like in real life?

Say your water heater broke just as you got to work on Monday morning. You call SERVPRO of Plano at (972) 403-9004 right away. Within 4 hours we’re on site placing equipment and on the fifth day, Friday, your home is dry. Is this the case for every job? Certainly not, but the dedication to exceptional work and the importance of restoring your home in a timely manner remain exactly the same.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

Water Damage to Property

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    The Water Damage Restoration Process

Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

We then determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth. We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access.

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business. We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques.

Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property. Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition.

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (972)403-9004

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. 

Being Prepared or a Fire loss.

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When your home or business has fire or smoke damage no matter the source time is most important.

There are 4 types of smoke:

Wet smoke- Plastics and Rubbers

Dry smoke- Paper and wood

Protein- Produced by evaporation of material rather than from fire.

Fuel Oil Soot-Furnace Puff Backs

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 and that can linger for years on end.

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. 

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 over 25 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

Fire Loss to your property

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

 If you are dealing with fire damage from a house fire, the experienced team at SERVPRO of Plano is ready to respond. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are prepared for damage to your home or business, and are able to respond quickly. Immediate action and a fast response can limit damage, prevent further damage and reduce restoration costs. Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. 

Choose SERVPRO of Plano, a local company that specializes in fire, water and storm damage restoration. We are Here to Help® and ready to respond to fire, wind and soot conditions in our community.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004.

Water Damage Information

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Water Damage Repair and Restoration

Here in Plano Texas water damage restoration calls come from many different types of disasters. In the winter the cold weather in the region causes pipes to freeze and burst resulting in internal water damage to the home. Ice dams on the outside of the house lift shingles damaging the home and resulting in water damage as well.  That is why we are constantly training our techs and upgrading our equipment so that we are prepared to help any number of Plano residents of business owners in the event of a water damage emergency.

If you need our assistance please contact our office at:

(972) 403-9004

Fire Safety

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According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters respond to a home fire every 79 seconds.

Simple steps can be taken throughout the home to reduce the risk of fire and injury/loss of life:

Working smoke alarms should be found in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the building are working properly and the batteries are good?

Be sure fire extinguishers are available on every level of the home and that each household member knows how to use them?

Reduce the risk of fire outside of the home by removing dying or dead trees and shrubs and by keeping dry brush and debris at least 30 feet away from the home.

Keep gutters, roof, and eaves clear of debris? Be sure any candles in the home are placed away from curtains and other furniture, as well as out of reach of children and pets.

Consider using safer alternatives such as flameless candles.

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help! Please call us at 972-403-9004 for a free estimate.

Water Removal Process

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After the inspection and damage assessment step, the water extraction process begins. This step removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Plano can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

  • Move-Out Service

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.

  • Inspect Carpet Pad and Remove If Needed
  • Inspect Carpet and Remove If Needed

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for the continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Please contact our office today for service at (972) 403-9004.

Water Damage Drying Process

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Drying and Dehumidification

Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage.

Drying / Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business. We’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

  • Use Dehumidification Equipment
  • Use Monitoring Equipment to Track Progress

Monitor Floor and Walls

We check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process.

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, which accelerates the evaporation of moisture.

If your property needs drying please contact our SERVPRO of Plano office at: (972) 403-9004

Fire Damage Information

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Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (972)403-9004

Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. 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.

Contact our SERVPRO office today for a free no-obligation Fire Damage Estimate. (972) 403-9004

The Water Damage The Initial Call

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SERVPRO and The Water Restoration Process

The restoration process begins when you call us. SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Even a delay of a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (972) 403-9004

Water damage can be chaotic and traumatic. When you call us, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Plano 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)

The Assesment of your Water Damage

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When responding to a water damage emergency in Plano, we begin with a detailed inspection of your home or property, including a damage assessment. At this stage, our professionals are trying to determine the scope of the damage so that we can develop an appropriate plan of action.

Identify and Stop the Water Source

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.

  • Stop the Source
  • Check for Contaminated Water

Identify the Type of Water

We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The level of contamination of the water will affect the specific restoration processes we use.

Identify and Stop the Water Source

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.

  • Stop the Source
  • Check for Contaminated Water

Identify the Type of Water

We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The level of contamination of the water will affect the specific restoration processes we use.

  • Category 1: "Clean Water"
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"
  • Category 3: "Black Water"

Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will inspect for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.

  • Survey Damage
  • Complete Safety Inspection

Move or Block Furniture

We move furniture and property contents and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.

Contact our office today at (972) 403-9004

Addressing The Water Damage

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Water Restoration Process

After the inspection and damage assessment step, the water extraction process begins. This step removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Plano can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

  • Move-Out Service

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.

  • Inspect Carpet Pad and Remove If Needed
  • Inspect Carpet and Remove If Needed

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for the continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Contact our office today at (972) 403-9004

Bio Hazard Cleaning Services

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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

 Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences in the Plano area .

A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Plano is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Please do not try and clean up a bio-hazard home or business.  This type of cleaning should be handled by a professional with the right training and equipment and the knowledge to process this type of loss to your property.

SERVPRO of Plano will work up an estimate on the cost for you before work begins.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage Backups
  • Crime Scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Fire Damage Process

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Fire Damage Restoration Process

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Plano have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

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Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. 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.

Contact our office today at: (972) 403-9004

Water Damage Services

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Water Cleanup, Restoration, and Reconstruction

When it comes to the threat of water damage and the need for responsible mitigation and restoration, Plano is no different than any other city in America. Roofs will leak, pipes will burst and appliances will not always be reliable. When these moments happen, water damage happens, and you'll want to act fast to avoid secondary damages and mold growth.

SERVPRO of Plano specializes in this type of restoration. We've put together a skilled team, we've worked to develop expertise through training and experience, and we've invested in the right equipment. We're ready to address any water damage event and make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Count on us! 


Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

Fire damage to your property

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

After the fire trucks are gone, your Plano Texas home and belongings can very likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage but also significant water damage from firefighting efforts. Our SERVPRO of Plano team has specialized fire and water damage equipment and expertise to properly restore your home to preloss conditions. Our team also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.

Our entire SERVPRO team are highly trained in the Fire Restoration Services.

The aftermath of a fire can be devastating to your home. Our SERVPRO of Plano team will help guide you through this crisis and quickly make your fire damage "Like it never even happened."

 YOU CAN COUNT ON US.

Have Questions? Call Us Today –

(972) 403-9004

What is Black Mold

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What Is Black Mold?

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce health effects. However, many types of mold can produce health effects. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold. It is best to call a trained professional to asses the mold found in your Plano home. 

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 Texas immediately. 

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

Storm Damage clean up

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Storm Damage Restoration and Reconstruction 

If your Plano home or business experiences storm or flood damage, give SERVPRO of Plano a call. Our team has specialized storm and flood damage training, expertise, and equipment needed to properly clean up and restore your residential or commercial property back to preloss conditions.

Our certified team is dedicated to minimizing the disruption that storm damage has on your life, while also making your damage seems "Like it never even happened."

You can trust our dedicated team.

When disaster strikes, you can trust the pros at SERVPRO of Plano to take care of you and your home. If you have any questions or need emergency service, give our team a call today!

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (972) 403-9004

Bio Hazard cleanings

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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

 Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.

A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Plano is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Why choose SERVPRO of Plano

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     Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

When addressing water and fire damage in homes and businesses in Plano, it is essential to have the support of skilled professionals onsite to take care of the job and make it "Like it never even happened."

Our team is committed to regular training procedures, keeping us up to date on new procedures, equipment, and technologies that we are able to access. 

All of the training we exercise is thanks to the SERVPRO corporate offices. At this training, our technicians spend their time training and working towards IICRC certifications in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration, and Commercial Drying. 

We prioritize training because we’re here, for the Washington County community, and we strive to be the best and most trained in the industry. We work hard to maintain that standard with all of our employees. 

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.

Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Plano offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

Carpet and Upholstery cleaning

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Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Our professional team has extensive experience in cleaning carpets and upholstery. We understand that your home is a safe and secure place for you and your family! Our cleaning services guarantee your home is its absolute cleanest. Let SERVPRO help keep your home clean! We are committed to providing you with the best services, whether your couch needs cleaning, or if you want the entire home cleaned, we are prepared for the job. 

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today – (972) 403-9004

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 
  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Fire damage steps to a clean property

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Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. 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.

Step by step process for fire damages

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Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

Our “restore first” mentality helps to lower costs and get you back in your home or business sooner. This focus relies upon our specialized training and equipment to restore your property back to pre-fire condition.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Plano is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises.

 Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – ( 972 ) 403-9004

Odor Removal and Deodorization after Fire Damage

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As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Plano is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors which include Fire and Smoke damages.

These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other shortcuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace.

Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Give our office a call for further information:

(972) 403-9004

Cleaning of Ceilings and Walls

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Ceilings and Walls

Ceiling and wall cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your home or business. You should also clean walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of Plano can help.

Ceilings and walls are exposed to dirt and dust, pet dander, cooking oils and grease, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants. Your heating and air conditioning system can distribute these contaminants throughout your property.

Using SERVPRO’s time-tested and industry-approved steps, along with our proprietary cleaning products and methods, we strive to restore your ceilings and walls without the need to repaint or refinish and to help the entire property smell fresh.

Need Professional Cleaning? Call Today (972) 403-9004

Your Belongings and Fire Damage

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Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Plano understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Plano specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition.

We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Fire Damage Tips

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What To Do After A Fire. 

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  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.  

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

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When your Plano home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.

The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Plano is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Plano community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Storm Damage to your Plano Home or Business

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Here are a few Flood Facts provided by FEMA:

Flash floods can bring walls of water from 10 to 20 feet high.


Flooding can be caused by spring thawing (snow and frozen grounds melting in the spring), heavy rains, snow melt runoffs, flash floods, and mudflows.


Floods are the most widespread natural disaster aside from wildfires.


A 2,000 square foot home undergoing 12 feet of water damage could cost more than $50,000 to repair.


Here are a few supplies you need to prepare for a flood:

Stock up on First Aid items


Non-perishable foods


Three gallons of water per person for 3 days


Battery operated radio for weather reports


Extra batteries


Personal hygiene necessities

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


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

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

Give Us A Call, SERVPRO of Plano (972) 403-9004

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Plano (972) 403-9004 and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly.

Bio Hazard Cleaning

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Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences in the Washington DC area . A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Plano is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage Backup
  • Crime Scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Plano Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Illegal Drug Manufacturing Labs / Meth Labs

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as "meth" are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Understanding Mold

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

Local and state laws may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the affected area. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergancy service 
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

When a home suffers a water damage event in Plano, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours.

Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional that has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. If you suspect that your Washington home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Plano can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

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

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and 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 can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

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 There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business in Plano. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

If your business suffers a major loss, call (972) 403-9004

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

A clean smelling home or office

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Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. 

SERVPRO of Plano has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family or your business family.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Let SERVPRO of Plano come out and give you a free estimate for your home or business.

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Why choose SERVPRO

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    24 Hour Emergency Service

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (903) 893-7166.

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO of Plano is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Plano arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

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.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (903) 893-7166

Protecting your belongings from mold

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Content Management Solutions 

Protecting your belongings from migrating mold growth is a considerable hurdle for our remediation team. It is one of our emergency response team's focal points upon arrival to your damaged house. We assess each item in your home individually to determine whether on-site cleaning and drying or off-site recovery are necessary. Between drying, cleaning, and deodorization, we have multiple in-house strategies to restore your belongings.

No matter how severe mold damage can become, our SERVPRO team can help you overcome it. Give us a call anytime for fast and reliable remediation.

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

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and 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 can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Storm Damage clean up

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Cleaning Up After a Storm in Your Westerly Property

Storm loss emergencies can have disastrous effects on your home or commercial property here in Westerly, making it vital to not only secure restoration professionals but also a team of qualified contractors that can help with repairs and reconstruction. Our SERVPRO team can help in both of these areas with a full-service approach ranging from assessment and mitigation to restoration and rebuilding. We can make it "Like it never even happened."

Structural Damages Caused by Storms 

The Plano area has been known to suffer some severe weather situations. While some of these systems have been large enough to cover the entire state at once, they can also arrive with a violent force that can damage roofs, siding, windows, and more. High winds can knock down trees and smaller structures, and these situations can also have a damaging effect on the main house. Our professionals can help with temporary construction solutions like roof tarping and board up that prevent flood water penetration and seal up unnatural openings to the outside.

Call SERVRPRO at (972) 403-9004

Fire/Smoke Damage Services

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    What you need to do until help arrives

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have A Fire or Smoke Damage Emergency?
Call (972) 403-9004

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Bio Recovery Services

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Twenty years ago, no one thought much about getting blood on themselves.  Aside from the repulsive nature of blood, the very thought of blood being the carrier of deadly and debilitating disease was furthest from our minds.

Today, with HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis, and other diseases, Federal and State agencies have issued regulations outlining the precautions needed to handle blood and body fluids.

BioRecovery Technicians provide regulatory-compliant on-site cleaning, decontamination, and restoration of property damaged by blood, body fluids, decomposition, projectiles, animal contamination, and other physical destruction associated with dead or injured victims. Services range from removing blood stains from the carpet to the clean-up of large-scale multi-casualty scenes.

If you need SERVPRO to take care of this type of loss Please contact our office at 972 403-9004.

SERVPRO Water Damage Services

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Water Damage Repair and Restoratin

When our rainey Season hits Plano , SERVPRO of Plano is here to help the local residents and businesses with their water damaged properties.

Our technicians and office staff are IICRC certified to properly dry your home or business. SERVPRO is also a certified vendor for most all of the Insurance companies.

If recent storms have caused flooding or a pipe has burst, our highly trained technicians are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Plano property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our local technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal. 

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Plano is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Henderson community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities.

When You Need a Quick Response

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As a commercial property management professional, your clients and tenants rely on you for efficient day-to-day operations of their property. They also depend on you to protect it.

SERVPRO understands there's no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact occupant safety, revenue loss, and business continuity.

Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions, and recovery costs. You and those who depend on you will appreciate the rapid response, expertise, and training that enables SERVPRO of Plano to help get your facility back into operation quickly.

You Can Trust SERVPRO!

Serving America Since 1967

Over 1,700 Franchises in North American including Canada and Hawaii 

24-Hour Emergency Service

Trained, Uniformed Franchise Professionals

Contact our office today at: (972) 403-9004.

SERVPRO Cleaning Services

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Even the highest-quality items can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling SERVPRO of Plano to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery.

Today's carpet and upholstery materials vary dramatically. SERVPRO offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today (972) 403-9004

SERVPRO franchise professionals also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.Preventative maintenance actions include: 
  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

SERVPRO of Plano will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 50 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards.

Call us today at: (972) 403-9004

Why SERVPRO is your best choice

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Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

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

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

Call our office today with any questions at (972) 403-9004.

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Information

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Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today – (972) 403-9004

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.Preventative maintenance actions include: 
  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.

(972) 403-9004

Mold Information

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Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrive

The best way to protect your home from mold is to prevent fungus growth from occurring in the first place. That means keeping your home in good repair, maintaining proper ventilation and keeping indoor humidity under 60 percent. Unfortunately, mold may become an issue anyway, and if it does, you’ll need to pay a professional mold remediation service in to take care of it. Will your homeowners insurance cover it? The answer is: it depends.

As a rule, insurance policies exclude mold damage that results from:

• Structural leaks
• High humidity
• Poor drainage 
• Water seepage
• Flooding

This covers nearly all of the most common causes of mold damage, so if you’re already dealing with a mold issue, your chances of being covered are low.

Have a Mold Problem?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

Storm Damage Tips

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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration 

Storms leave severe damages that include soiling or contamination of properties. SERVPRO of Plano can help you formulate a perfect response after such an event. We have considerable experience dealing with such incidents so we can help secure your property from further damages through boarding up or installing roof tarps. We also carry out other steps including cleanup of damaged sections.

Our crews understand the need for fast response during storms and hurricanes. We're Faster To Any Size disaster. We manage to respond fast because we have fully stocked storm trucks ready to deploy at any time to affected property. We also have advanced equipment in our production trucks including submersible pumps, truck-mounted water extractors, power washers, and desiccant dehumidifiers. With such industry-leading gear, we can remove floodwaters, clean soiled areas and dry your residential or commercial property quickly after a storm or flood.

Our crewmembers also receive regular training and IICRC certification to help them tackle any challenges of flood and storm damage. We have Water Restoration Technicians, Commercial Drying Specialists, and Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians to help restore your property to the preloss state.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (972) 403-9004

When Fire Damage Strikes

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration


Our technicians receive regular training, which helps them gain a better understanding of how fire damages commercial and residential properties. Training also equips them with the latest techniques developed for the restoration industry. We have IICRC certified FSRT, Fire and Smoke Restorations technicians who deal with every aspect of damage left by fires. We also have OCT, Odor Control Technicians, whose skills help rid properties of any odors left after performing the other restoration steps.

Use of advanced equipment also helps us deliver quality results. We have automated surfaces scrubbers that help remove residues left on surfaces effectively. We also have power washers and odor control equipment such as Ozone generators and Hydroxyl generators. We also use professional cleaning agents, some specially formulated, for cleaning and odor control.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Bio Recovery Services

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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Plano is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

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Water Damage Repair and Restoration
  • 24-hour Restoration services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment

Water damage can happen fast if a pipe or other source with a high volume of water releases it in unwanted sections of your residential or commercial property. It can also happen over time if a small leak is involved. Whichever type of damage affects you, SERVPRO of Plano can help restore your property to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened."

Our services are thorough and fast because of the advanced training our crews receive. We have IICRC certified Water Restoration Technicians, Applied Structural Drying Technicians ASD, and Commercial Drying Specialists. Our team members are also highly experienced in restoration projects considering they have a combined experience of 33 years.

We believe that a wide range of advanced equipment when restoring water damage is the right way. For fast extraction of standing water, we rely on pumps and truck mounted water extractors. We also have specialized equipment such as injectidry systems, which help extract water from concealed sections of the property such as wall cavities. We also understand the dangers posed by water damage that extends beyond the surface, so we use different moisture detection equipment including thermal cameras and moisture sensors to check the level of migration. Our goal is to leave your property dry and clean after water damage restoration.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Plano is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Orlando community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Commercial Services

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your Orlando business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

That water damage can lead to more damage, like mold and even odors. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, call SERVPRO of Plano, we will be there fast with the help you need.

  • 24 hour Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

Available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week. 

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Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (972) 403-9004

When you suffer from a Fire loss

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The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.

A backdraft of emotions often sweeps over the homeowners after a fire ravages a home. Fear, uncertainty, stress and doubt about the future of the property can overwhelm the homeowner long after the flames have been extinguished and the smoke has cleared.

SERVPRO of Plano can help prevent fire damage from creating long term problems.

SERVPRO of Plano provides timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke, and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure 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.

Please call our office for a free no obligation estimate.

(972) 403-9004

Commercial Cleaning Services

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SERVPRO professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

If you have a mold, water, fire, bio, smoke or just a general cleaning need our SERVPRO team is well prepared for any of these services. Our technician's are fully trained and are IICRC, ASD and Bio Recovery certified.

SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to preform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties.

SERVPRO uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for clean up practices.

If you are interested in inquiring about our services we're here to help- 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Please contact our office for an estimate at (972) 403-9004

What is Black Mold

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What Is Black Mold?

 You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

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.

Storm Damage Cleaning Information

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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

 

SERVPRO of Plano responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Marathon home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (972) 403-9004

Why Choose SERVPRO of Plano?

 

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your Marathon home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

 

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Plano has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

Call our office today at: (972) 403-9004

Cleaning Services

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Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. 

SERVPRO of Plano has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet and Upholstery Service

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Bio Hazard clean up

Our experts are ready to assist in the clean up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals.

Bio Recovery Services

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Today, with HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis and other diseases, Federal and State agencies have issued regulations outlining the precautions needed to handle blood and body fluids.

Bio Recovery Technicians provide regulatory-compliant on-site cleaning, decontamination, and restoration of property damaged by blood, body fluids, decomposition, projectiles, animal contamination, and other physical destruction associated with dead or injured victims.

Services range from:

  • Rodent clean up services
  • Biohazard remediation
  • Hazmat companies
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Biohazard cleaning company
  • Disinfecting companies
  • Hoarder cleaners

Is a Biohazard Cleaning Team Necessary?

There are certain situations where biohazard cleaning and hazmat companies are required by both overseeing insurance companies or property management. Because there are many threatening situations for a structure, disinfecting companies like ours recognize bio-threats of varying degrees. Our extensive coursework and training in recovery niches can prepare our team to help when you need it most. This training can include: 

  • ABRA – American Bio Recovery Association
  • IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification 
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • SERVPRO Hero Ready Program

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at (972) 403-9004

Advanced Restoration Technology

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The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry.

These advancements allow SERVPRO of Plano Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning.

The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Please give our office a call if you have any questions on our services (972) 403-9004.

Water Damage Tips

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Extraction of wet carpet Extraction commercial wet carpeting

If your home or Business has a water damage here are a few tips to get you by until help arrives:

1) Shut off the source of the water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

2) Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

3) Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

4) Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and table items.

5) Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.

6) Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

7) Remove to a safe place, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moister.

8) Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.

9) Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.

10) Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

These Emergency Tips will assist you in taking the proper action until SERVPRO of Plano arrives.

Give our office a call if you have a water loss.

(972) 403-9004.

Water damage information

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SERVPRO of Plano is here to help when our local residents and businesses experience flooding or water leaks to their properties.  

No matter the size of your water damage, our team has the experience, expertise, and training to properly restore your home or business quickly. SERVPRO team’s top priority is to assess and remove the water from your property and place the proper amount of drying equipment.

Our team will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to preloss condition. SERVPRO of Plano is always ready to respond 24/7 because we understand that disasters never happen at a convenient time.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (972) 403=9004

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Plano is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Caring for your belongings

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Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Plano understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Plano specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
     

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Plano can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Plano can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Preloss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims

Peace of mind when you need it most!

Call us today at (972_ 403-9004.

Why use SERVPRO of Plano

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Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

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

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.

Continuing Education Classes

SERVPRO of Plano offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO Mold Process

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Local and state laws may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the affected area. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation.

When there is a water intrusion in your home or business, mold can quickly become a problem. It can spread through your residential or commercial property in as little as 48 hours, potentially causing health effects and significant damage to your property.

SERVPRO of Plano services our local area . If you suspect your home or business has a mold infestation, we can inspect and assess your property. Once mold is discovered, our team of professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment to remediate your mold problem.

(972) 403-9004

Cleaning Services

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Life is busy and messy. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, significant others will walk through the house with dirty shoes, and your home will just get dirty. Accidents happen and SERVPRO of Plano is here to help.

We have the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic weekly cleaning routine. Our team will create a safe, clean and comfortable environment for you and your family with our professional cleaning services.

When living a busy life or a life of messes, our SERVPRO team is here to ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home. We can make dirty carpet “Like it never even happened.”

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

Our experts are ready to assist in the clean up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals

How SERVPRO responds to Storm Damage

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      Plano is no stranger to severe weather. Starting in mid-March through late June, we can experience flooding rains, damaging hail, strong winds, violent lightening, and destructive tornadoes. We even experience winter storms of ice and/or snow.  Storms can leave your home or business vulnerable to damage from these elements.

Our dedication to responding immediately, helps minimize secondary damage and restoration costs. Whether your power goes out causing your sump pump to fail or you discover your basement flooded due to large amounts of rainfall, your local professionals at SERVPRO of Plano is here to help. We have the experience in restoring your property back to pre-storm condition.

We are always available 24/7/365

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today(972) 403-9004

Our Commercial Services

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There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. For your commercial restoration needs in Plano Texas count on the commercial restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Plano.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

If your business suffers a major loss, call (972) 403-9004.

24 Hour Emergency Contact

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The restoration process begins when you call us. SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Even a delay of a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. While you wait for help to arrive, check out these tips to ensure your safety. Water damages can put you at increased risk for falls and even being electrocuted. 

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Call SERVPRO of Plano Today - (972) 403-9004

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (972) 403-9004

Water damage can be chaotic and traumatic. When you call us, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Plano 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.

Fire Damage

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

 If you are dealing with fire damage from a house fire, the experienced team at SERVPRO of Plano is ready to respond. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are prepared for damage to your home or business, and are able to respond quickly. Immediate action and a fast response can limit damage, prevent further damage and reduce restoration costs. Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. 

Choose SERVPRO of Plano, a local company that specializes in fire, water and storm damage restoration. We are Here to Help® and ready to respond to fire, wind and soot conditions in our community.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004.

Why you should contact SERVPRO

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Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our staff is fully trained to map where your water damage has traveled. All of our technician's and office staff do everything electronically. 

Our training program includes the following:

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

From start to finish you won't be disappointed with the quality and scope of work you will receive when you choose SERVPRO of Plano. We have been your local franchise for over 20 years.

Call us today at (972) 403-9004! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 

Why you should contact SERVPRO

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Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our staff is fully trained to map where your water damage has traveled. All of our technician's and office staff do everything electronically. 

Our training program includes the following:

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

From start to finish you won't be disappointed with the quality and scope of work you will receive when you choose SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison. We have been your local franchise for over 20 years.

Call us today at (903) 893-7166! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 

Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services

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Didn't know SERVPRO of Plano does roof tarpings, board ups, temporary fencing and more? We can do it all! With the addition of our construction division, the entire water damage process has never been easier, quicker, and less stressful for you. Flood water, vandalism, and natural disasters work around the clock, and so do we. No matter the time or season give us a call for all your building services needs. 

Need a roof tarp after a storm?

Tree fell on your garage?

Give SERVPRO of Plano a call today! 24/7-including holidays! 972-403-9004.

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Odor Removal

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

When you experience a Bio Hazard situation

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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Plano is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?

Call Us Today –(972) 403-9004.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage back-ups
  • Crime scene clean-ups
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

When Storm Damages strike Plano

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Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Severe storms wreck havoc throughout the United States year round. When a disaster strikes, you need the team of restoration specialists from SERVPRO of Plano on site to mitigate your loss.

We have direct expertise in dealing with storm damage along with our SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams who are available through out the country to assist with larger than normal projects., and have helped hundreds of families recover from losses from hurricanes and localized flooding.

When severe weather happens, be prepared to call the team with the experience, the equipment, and the resources to help make it "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO of Plano - 972-403-9004.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (972) 403-9004.

Advanced Technology and our Techniques

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In the past few decades, technology and techniques used have seen a rapid advancement in the restoration industry.

These advancements allow SERVPRO of Plano professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. You can count on SERVPRO to get the job done right, the first time! Our highly-trained staff has access to top of the line equipment, ensuring that your property will be restored and clean to the highest standard.

Our job is to communicate with you the owner and the insurance company. This is why our technicians are highly trained in uploading all of the notes and photos of your water, fire, smoke storm or bio loss to the necessary people in order to close out your claim in a timely manner.

Call SERVPRO today to learn more about our equipment, our staff, and how we can help you when disaster strikes. (972) 403-9004.

Residential Cleaning Services

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Residential Cleaning Service

Sometimes life gets messy and out of control.

Drinks can get spilled, pets can have accidents and life overall can get messy. Our SERVPRO of Plano team has the best expertise and equipment to provide a deeper clean to your Plano, TX home. Our goal is to ease the burden that constant maintenance cleaning of your home brings, while also creating a clean environment for you and your family.

SERVPRO of Plano is known for our water and fire restoration but our residential cleaning services can make any dirty home "Like it never even happened."

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service, give our office a call today! (972)403-9004.

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Bio Hazard Cleaning and restoration

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Biohazard Cleaning

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Plano is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips until help arrives guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (972)403-9004.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage Backups
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Storm Damage Restoration

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Storm Damage Restoration and Reconstruction 

If your Plano, TX home or business experiences storm or flood damage, give SERVPRO of Plano a call. Our team has specialized storm and flood damage training, expertise, and equipment needed to properly clean up and restore your residential or commercial property back to preloss conditions.

Our team is dedicated to minimizing the disruption that storm damage has on your life, while also making your damage seems "Like it never even happened."

When disaster strikes, you can trust the pros at SERVPRO of Plano to take care of you and your home. If you have any questions or need emergency service, give our team a call today!

Have Storm or Flood Damage and need service now?
Call Us Today (972)403-9004

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

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    The Water Damage Restoration Process

Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

We then determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth. We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access.

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business. We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques.

Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property. Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition.

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (972)403-9004

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. 

Storm Damage Restoration

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  • 24 hour emergency services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

SERVPRO of Plano responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Plano home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Please do not wait until growth appears. SERVPRO recommends having us out to evaluate your situation and give you an estimate on mitigating the loss to your home or business.

We have the IICRC trained professional technicians and the right equipment to map out where the moister has traveled throughout the property. We  know what can happen if no mitigation is preformed.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (972) 403-9004

Fire safety in your home

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According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters respond to a home fire every 79 seconds.

Simple steps can be taken throughout the home to reduce the risk of fire and injury/loss of life:

Working smoke alarms should be found in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the building are working properly and the batteries are good?

Be sure fire extinguishers are available on every level of the home and that each household member knows how to use them?

Reduce the risk of fire outside of the home by removing dying or dead trees and shrubs and by keeping dry brush and debris at least 30 feet away from the home.

Keep gutters, roof, and eaves clear of debris? Be sure any candles in the home are placed away from curtains and other furniture, as well as out of reach of children and pets.

Consider using safer alternatives such as flameless candles.

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help! Please call us at 972-403-9004 for a free estimate.

Storms

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Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 972-403-9004

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004

Everything you need to know about MOLD

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Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 903-893-7166

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004

When Storms Hit our area

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Heavy rains storms hit our area of Texas every year around March and April and as last as May.  Each year the rain continues for days.  The deluge of rain will fill our ponds and then the ponds overflow.

When the rains do not stop for days there is usually no where for the rain to go so it starts backing up into customers homes and business's causing extensive damage.  

Your first call should be to SERVPRO of Plano.  Our technicians are certified and train in water mitigation and are IICRC certified to know where the water has traveled.  The technician assigned to your water loss walks you through every step that he will be doing until your property is dried down to the IICRC standards.

Give our office a call today at 972-403-9004

What is MOLD?

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Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and 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 can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Contact SERVPRO of Plano today for more information at (972) 403-9004.

Do you have storm damage?

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Storm Damage Restoration and Reconstruction 

If your Plano home or business experiences storm or flood damage, give SERVPRO of Plano a call. Our team has specialized storm and flood damage training, expertise, and equipment needed to properly clean up and restore your residential or commercial property back to preloss conditions.

Our team is dedicated to minimizing the disruption that storm damage has on your life, while also making your damage seems "Like it never even happened."

When disaster strikes, you can trust the pros at SERVPRO of Plano to take care of you and your home. If you have any questions or need emergency service, give our team a call today!

WE are always here to serve you!

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (972) 403-9004.

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

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Water Cleanup, Restoration, and Reconstruction

When it comes to the threat of water damage and the need for responsible mitigation and restoration, Plano is no different than any other city in America. Roofs will leak, pipes will burst and appliances will not always be reliable. When these moments happen, water damage happens, and you'll want to act fast to avoid secondary damages and .

SERVPRO of Plano specializes in this type of restoration. We've put together a skilled team, we've worked to develop expertise through training and experience, and we've invested in the right equipment. We're ready to address any water damage event and make it, "Like it never even happened." 

Count on us! 

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Fire damages can be stressful

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

 After the fire trucks are gone, your Plano home and belongings can very likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage but also significant water damage from firefighting efforts. Our SERVPRO of Plano team has specialized fire and water damage equipment and expertise to properly restore your home to preloss conditions. Our team also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.

The aftermath of a fire can be devastating to your home. Our SERVPRO of Plano team will help guide you through this crisis and quickly make your fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Our teams go through intensive training in order to serve our customers. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Mold growth and Restoration

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

Local and state laws may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the affected area. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation.

If your Plano home suffers from a water loss, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce health effects to you and your family. If you discover mold in your home, you will want a professional that has the best training, expertise, and equipment to properly remediate your mold infestation.

If you suspect that your Plano home has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Plano can quickly respond and inspect, assess and remediate your property.

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

How we mitigate Bio hazard jobs

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Biohazard remediation refers to the removal, cleaning, and disinfection of blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially harmful pathogens in affected areas after a death, accident, or communicable disease outbreak.

SERVPRO restoration professionals are licensed, insured, and certified to remediate biohazard environments safely and in accordance with all applicable laws and standards.

We understand that some events may be sensitive and must be handled with compassion and discretion. We bring a sense of calm back to those impacted, whether the loss is in a home, commercial property or business office.

Products used by SERVPRO has the best products to deep clean public areas and help stop the spread of viruses. The process uses EPA-registered products to minimize the risk of pathogens spreading. Call us to help you create a clean environment. 

High Standards

SERVPRO uses Environmental Protection Agency-registered, safe products to provide all of protection that prevents contamination and minimizes the risk of spreading pathogens.Give our office a call at (972) 493-9004.

Building and Reconstruction Services

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Building and Reconstruction Services

 When your business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.

After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Plano can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Plano can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.

SERVPRO of Plano can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Cleaning
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Cleaning
  • HVAC Services-Cleaning
  • Linoleum Floor Cleaning
  • Marble Floor Cleaning
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp

Please reach out to our office for an estimate at:(972) 403-9004.

How is your air quality in your home or business?

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If you have any concerns regarding growth in your Commercial or Residential property please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside the structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.

If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Plano can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any of your emergency needs. 

Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 today.

Mitigating your water loss

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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

House fire caused by fireworks

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It has happened plenty of times... especially when there is debris in the gutters, like dried leaves and twigs. SERVPRO of Plano has cleaned up many fires each year caused by fireworks.

Just because it is an asphalt roof shingle, doesn't mean it won't catch fire... just think... what is asphalt? It is a petroleum based product, on a hot roof, and if it then comes in contact with sparks from a firework, you potentially have a problem.

Fireworks were also banned in central Texas this year due to the extremely dry/drought conditions. 72% of Texas is in the highest drought category this year.... whew!

Most of the area cities also cancelled their public firework displays due to the extreme fire danger.

If a FIRE strikes your home call the professionals SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004.

SERVPRO has certified technicians for bio hazard losses

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SERVPRO of Plano has several staff members that are certified in the National Institute of Decontamination Services through ABRA.

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO Of Plano professionals offer fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Plano professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO Of Plano professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. SERVPRO Of Plano professionals can help with

  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions 
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

State and local regulations vary.

Contact SERVPRO of Plano professionals for 24-hour Emergency Service. (972)-403-9004

Water damage to local hair salon

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SERVPRO of Plano was contacted by the property manager of this large strip center on Sunday morning. The employees had arrived to work, opened the door and were standing in about an inch to two inches of water throughout their salon.

Water from the hot water heater had leaked out overnight and had saturated most all of the hair salon rooms. Multiple types of flooring was involved as well.

Our technicians arrived onsite in an hour and started the extraction process. After the standing water was extracted, baseboards were removed to expedite the drying process. 

Then all of the air movers and dehumidifiers were placed throughout the building. This was a commercial property that had commercial carpeting as well with no pad under it.

The property is drying to standards and soon they will have the baseboards reattached and the carpet cleaned.

If you happen to go to work and find yourself in this type of situation, please contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004.

Rain storms that caused flooding in local school

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The months of April and May are always an active weather time for our area. SERVPRO has the certified crew members to help you out.

SERVPRO of Plano technician's were contacted from a middle school in our area that had sustained major water damage.

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 spent 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. The staff was so very appreciative for our quick response.
If you experience a water damage due to heavy flooding rains give SERVPRO of Plano a call today at:
972-403-9004.

Why choose SERVPRO of Plano

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When Water or Fire damage strike you home or business time matters!

SERVPRO of Plano will respond to your call within one hour and report onsite within 4 hours and have a report to your adjuster in eight hours.  Our staff is all highly trained and certified in our procedures.

SERVPRO technicians has all been sent to IICRC training and know the process of how water travels and what to test for dryness. From the moment that your call comes into our office everything is done electronically meaning your home and everything about your loss is in a program call drybook.  When drying is completed your job file is uploaded to your adjuster and you are ready for your re-build.

Give us a call today at 972-403-9004 for your estimate.

Mold in my home

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We Are The Best At Identifying Mold And Restoring Your Plano Home.

SERVPRO of Plano provides fast and cost-effective mold remediation care for homeowners across the local area.

There are numerous species of fungi that cause mold damage in Plano and elsewhere across the United States, each with a different growth pattern and biological structure than its relatives.

Identifying mold damage in your home may not always be a clear-cut task, as some types of mold may not fit the standard bill of a green, fuzzy patch that slowly expands outward.

Here are some tips SERVPRO inspectors have learned over the years that might help you identify a colony before it gets out of hand.

Look For Discoloration Of Any Kind 
Not all mold damage in Plano is green. Some types of mold are black, brown, white, yellow, or even something else entirely. However, you should still be able to identify color differences between the fungus and whatever it has started to grow on if you look close enough. If the wall is painted green but a small section appears to be off-color, use a magnifying glass or look closer to see if that patch has any unusual textures. Be careful not to touch any part of your home that you suspect has mold growing on it.

Watch For Polka Dots 
Many types of mold appear as “polka dots” across a surface, as small patches develop in multiple areas at once. This can be a critical point in time to call in SERVPRO, as without fast action, these patches can grow and spread outward to become one massive colony. Look for these polka dots on clothing and other objects nearby, as they may also be affected.

Use Your Nose 
While most colonies can only be smelled once they reach a significant size, some species of mold may produce strong odors even in their infancy. Look out for musty or foul odors in any area that you suspect could be harboring mold growth.

SERVPRO of Plano provides fast and cost-effective mold remediation care for homeowners across the local area. Call SERVPRO as soon as you identify a problem at (972) 403-9004.

SERVPRO of Plano has certified water technicians

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SERVPRO of Plano is
Faster to Any Size Disaster

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

We proudly offer restoration, mitigation, remediation, abatement, and premier cleaning services to the residential and commercial properties throughout Collin County. With over 30 IICRC-certified technicians with a broad inventory of recovery equipment in our 30,000 square foot facility, we have the expertise and equipment to handle any sized disaster that can affect the Collin area communities and commercial districts we serve.

We focus most on customer satisfaction, and that stems from offering a 24/7 response to emergencies and disasters. No customer should ever have to wait for effective and money-saving mitigation, and that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

This commitment to our customers stems from the compassion of our owners, John and Kim Beres. We care about the city and all of Collin County because we call it home as well.

Each of our technicians undergoes extensive training to obtain their IICRC-certifications in recovery solutions for damage from water damage, fire, mold, storms, floods, lead, and even biohazard threats.

With our industry-leading equipment and drive to respond immediately to emergencies, we can minimize the interruption to your life with our effective restoration solutions that make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • 24 hour Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today –(972) 403-9004

Mold in your Plano home

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We Are The Best At Identifying Mold And Restoring Your Plano Home.

SERVPRO of Plano provides fast and cost-effective mold remediation care for homeowners across the local area.

There are numerous species of fungi that cause mold damage in Plano and elsewhere across the United States, each with a different growth pattern and biological structure than its relatives.

Identifying mold damage in your home may not always be a clear-cut task, as some types of mold may not fit the standard bill of a green, fuzzy patch that slowly expands outward.

Here are some tips SERVPRO inspectors have learned over the years that might help you identify a colony before it gets out of hand.

Look For Discoloration Of Any Kind 
Not all mold damage in Plano is green. Some types of mold are black, brown, white, yellow, or even something else entirely. However, you should still be able to identify color differences between the fungus and whatever it has started to grow on if you look close enough. If the wall is painted green but a small section appears to be off-color, use a magnifying glass or look closer to see if that patch has any unusual textures. Be careful not to touch any part of your home that you suspect has mold growing on it.

Watch For Polka Dots 
Many types of mold appear as “polka dots” across a surface, as small patches develop in multiple areas at once. This can be a critical point in time to call in SERVPRO, as without fast action, these patches can grow and spread outward to become one massive colony. Look for these polka dots on clothing and other objects nearby, as they may also be affected.

Use Your Nose 
While most colonies can only be smelled once they reach a significant size, some species of mold may produce strong odors even in their infancy. Look out for musty or foul odors in any area that you suspect could be harboring mold growth.

SERVPRO of Plano provides fast and cost-effective mold remediation care for homeowners across the local area. Call SERVPRO as soon as you identify a problem at (972) 403-9004.

If you suffer a water damage to your property

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The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage to your home or business and to your personal property.

SERVPRO will respond quickly to your call.

Within four hours of a loss notification, a SERVPRO technician will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

INSPECTION

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

EMERGENCY SERVICES

SERVPRO 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 walk through of the job site 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. 

Do not 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.

Fire damage to your property

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Did you know?

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas.

Smoke migrates to upper levels of a structure.

Smoke flows through plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go floor to floor.

The type of smoke will greatly affect the restoration process.

Even what seems to be a small fire it can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized or if the burned material is not addressed properly and removed.

Fire, smoke and soot damage in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent problems if not addressed properly.

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 know how to handle a fire loss and have received the proper training needed to address your loss.

SERVPRO is a preferred vendor on all of your major insurance companies lists. 

Contact us today at :

(972)403-9004 for a free fire damage estimate.

Mold in your home or business

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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.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. 

  1. Emergency Contact - (972)403-9004
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Bio hazard cleaning

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Crime Scene Residues

Arson and Vandalism

Sewage Backup

These are just a few of the services SERVPRO of Plano offers.

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO of Plano offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene clean up and restoration services to both residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Plano employee's are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Plano will help turn the unsafe environment into a clean, safe home or office.

Give us a call at (972) 403-9004

Local daycare has a large water damage

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SERVPRO was called late last night to our local daycare center that had a flood.

There was a toilet that had been running overnight due to a child's toy that was clogging it up. 

When the morning staff came into work as usual and found water flowing out the front and back doors they made a call to their Insurance company and were referred to us SERVPRO of Plano.

The water had saturated the entire building causing damage to both structure and contents. 

 As soon as the plumbers unclogged the toilet and once they had the water turned off we were there and ready to extract the water.

We started by extracting the water in each bathroom then the play room and common areas then moved on the halls and offices and finally the kitchen area. Our technician's pulled some baseboards and drilled holes to help the drying.

All of the contents were hand cleaned by our cleaning crew along with all of the larger items such as desks and tables.

We were able to complete the drying process in three days.

When your building suffers a water damage of any kind Large or small SERVPRO of Plano is here to help you.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

SERVPRO of Plano is storm ready

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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.

Why choose the best Restoration company

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During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the Coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the Coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

972-403-9004

When water damage affects your home or business

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24 Hour Emergency Service

Nobody ever plans for an emergency; If given the option, nobody would ever choose to put one on their schedule at any time.

What we can count on emergencies for is this: they're going to be unexpected. And, while you can't plan your emergency or schedule it, you can plan to call SERVPRO of Plano for your cleaning and restoration needs when an emergency arises.

We're on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- ready to respond to your home or business, assess the damage, remove the problem, and restore your property to how it was before the damage occurred.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7/365 days a year – (972)403-9004

If you have a fire damage in your Plano home

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Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Plano is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

We proudly serve Plano and surrounding areas.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Emergency Contact

  1. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  2. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  3. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  4. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  5. Cleaning and Repair
  6. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –(972) 403-9004.

Mold issues?

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If Water is left unattended it can cause very serious issues for your business or home. 

You must take immediate care of a water loss. The longer water sits on materials the less of a chance to restore these items back to normal.

SERVPRO acts fast to save your home or business.

Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health effects.

Mold can spread quickly through your Dallas home or business in as little as 48 hours.

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

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

Bio Hazard and Hoarding

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SERVPRO of Plano understands How to mitigate this type of situation. 

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.

A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. 

Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Counter tops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and virtually all other surfaces are usually piled with stuff. And when there's no more room inside, the clutter may spread to the garage, vehicles, yard and other storage facilities.

Hoarding ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, hoarding may not have much impact on your life, while in other cases it seriously affects your functioning on a daily basis.

People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand how their beliefs and behaviors can be changed so that they can live safer, more enjoyable lives.

Please contact SERVPRO of Plano (972)403-9004 today to let us help walk you through this situation.

Our crews are very sensitive to each situation.

Bio Hazard and Hoarding

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SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison understands How to mitigate this type of situation. 

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.

A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. 

Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Counter tops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and virtually all other surfaces are usually piled with stuff. And when there's no more room inside, the clutter may spread to the garage, vehicles, yard and other storage facilities.

Hoarding ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, hoarding may not have much impact on your life, while in other cases it seriously affects your functioning on a daily basis.

People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand how their beliefs and behaviors can be changed so that they can live safer, more enjoyable lives.

Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison (903)893-7166 today to let us help walk you through this situation.

Our crews are very sensitive to each situation.

Apartment fire

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Early morning apartment fire displaced several families and affected 4 apartment units in The Plano area.

This apartment building had the entire third floor that was affected and most all had some sort of smoke or Water damage to their contents. 

Some units were just dealing with deodorization needs while others needed much more assistance.  Four of these units had tenants that had lost just about everything they had owned.

Thank goodness Red Cross was there to offer some assistance to the tenants and their families..

SERVPRO of Plano was there assisting several customers with their personal belongings and will help these families any way we can. SERVPRO of Plano is available to give you a free no obligation estimate if you suffer a SMOKE/FIRE damage to your property.

Call SERVPRO of Plano with any FIRE or WATER damage needs you might have. 972-403-9004

Are you storm ready?

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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.

We are the cleaning experts

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During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the Coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the Coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

972-403-9004

Caring for water heaters

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SERVPRO of Plano is available to help you through your WATER DAMAGE 24/7. Call SERVPRO today at 972-403-9004.

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. 

 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 and Certified 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

Fire loss and your belongings

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The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and belongings.

The quicker the response to your fire loss the better the chance of saving your personal property.

SERVPRO of Plano will help prevent Fire damage from creating long term damage to your personal property and special belongings.

SERVPRO of Plano will provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from FIRE, SMOKE,and SOOT removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.

These services help to ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. SERVPRO of Plano has the best FIRE damage restoration trained team members.

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

Call SERVPRO of Plano today for your free no obligation estimate at: (972) 403-9004

What to know about mold issues

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MOLD has made the headline for years. 

Here are some Important facts you should know.

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. (972)403-9004

Hoarding with Bio material

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“Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.

A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.”

Many people with hoarding disorder do not find their habits to be a problem. Hoarded items are often things others would throw away or look at as junk or garbage such as old newspapers, junk mail or packaging.

Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. Bugs, fleas, rats and other vermin may be present, at which point an exterminator would need to be called.

At times, hoarding may spread to outside the home as well, to storage facilities, or even the garage or yard. SERVPRO of Plano encounter hoarding situations several different ways.

Often, SERVPRO of Plano is called for a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation when they arrive on-site. A SERVPRO Plano will communicate with the insurance company regarding their contents coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried, and stored by the SERVPRO of Plano, or relocated to a storage facility so work on the fire or water loss can begin. Another way SERVPRO of Plano encounter hoarding jobs is through calls from landlords, case workers, real estate agents, or family members, often after the death of a loved one.

In these situations, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job. Sometimes, family members will come and try to help the hoarder sort through their contents as well. Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but SERVPRO® of Plano technicians are here to help make it

“Like it never even happened.” If you encounter a hoarding situation at one of your properties, or with your insureds, call:

SERVPRO of Plano has the experienced crews to help walk you through this serious situation.

SERVPRO of Plano today 972-403-9004

Emergency tips

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Water Damage Emergency Tips

SERVPRO of Plano is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

We respond immediately to restore your home from flood damage. Our professionals are highly-trained, experienced and use the proper equipment to restore your home back to normal.  

We pride ourselves on being faster to any-sized disaster and our focus revolves around training our professionals so your property is restored correctly the first time. Here at SERVPRO of Plano, we require all office employees and field technicians to be IICRC certified and trained to properly handle all situations when it comes to water damage restoration.  Whatever it is you need, SERVPRO of Plano is here to help. 

We are a full service SERVPRO.  Meaning that whatever type damage your home experiences, whether it be from water, fire, smoke or mold damage, we can perform all aspects of the job.  From remediation to restoration and re-construction, we can handle it all.  

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (972) 403-9004

SERVPRO is the premier restoration company for commercial properties

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When your building suffers a water, fire or smoke damage situation you need to contact the experts in the restoration business.

SERVPRO of Plano has the expertise to get your business dried out properly and in a timely manner while working with your demanding schedule.

SERVPRO of Plano has technicians and staff on call 24/7/365.  We have live operators who dispatch our calls directly to our employees and on call technicians who come ready to work on your issue.

We are on most preferred insurance vendors lists which is essential to the owners or tenets in order for their claim process to go smoothly.

When you call SERVPRO of Plano you can expect a return call within an hour and a technician onsite to you business with in four hours.

SERVPRO has the specialty drying equipment to properly dry the structure to IICRC standards. 

Our technicians are IICRC/ASD certified and ECTP certified and all employees are background checked.

Our technicians will have daily moister mapping to ensure the structure is properly drying.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004.

SERVPRO is Faster to any size Disaster

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SERVPRO of Plano has the resources to handle storms and disasters.

SERVPRO of Plano is proud to be a part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and to have an elite Disaster Recovery Team within our repertoire.

The elite large-loss specialists are prequalified to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2018 Hurricane Michael
  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Tornado in Moore, Oklahoma
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2013 Boulder, Colorado Flooding
  • 2012 Super Storm Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville Floods

Should a storm or major event strike, call (972)403-9004

How do we mitigate Black Mold?

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What is Black Mold and how do we treat it?

 You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

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.

Learning about MOLD

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Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.

Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and 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 can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
  • Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004 for your inspection.

When water damages are not treated

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When a home suffers a water damage event that has been left unattended, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in as little as 48-72 hours.

Our technicians are trained to look for mold while mitigating a water loss.

If you suspect that your Plano home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Plano can inspect, assess and remediate your property. 

Do not leave the mold untouched. 

Become mold aware! The more that you know about MOLD growth the better off you are.

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help 24/7

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by contacting our office.

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

How is the air in your home?

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If you have any concerns regarding growth in your Commercial or Residential property please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside the structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.

If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Plano can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any of your emergency needs. 

Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 today.

Mold and your health

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SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.

Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moister problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

The presence of visible mold.

Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

Any evidence of past moister problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

Call our office today at: 972-403-9004.

SERVPRO and Commercial Services

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Every hour spent restoring your business back to preloss condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

If your business experiences a fire loss, call the FIRE and WATER damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Water or Fire damages to your commercial property

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At SERVPRO of Plano our priority is returning damaged property and items to their preloss condition.

Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client’s facilities needs to be handled by professionals who understand the importance of your tenants’ safety.

At SERVPRO of Plano our teams are trained in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants.

Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruptions for your tenants’ daily operations.Our experience with property management companies has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities:

*Multi-Level Commercial Buildings

*Multi-Tenant Facilities

*Shopping Malls

*Apartment Complexes

*Hotels

*Industrial Facilities

Call SERVPRO of Plano for an estimate at 972-403-9004.

Water damage to commercial properties

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SERVPRO was called late last night to our local daycare center that had a flood.

There was a toilet that had been running overnight due to a child's toy that was clogging it up. 

When the morning staff came into work as usual and found water flowing out the front and back doors they made a call to their Insurance company and were referred to us SERVPRO of Plano.

The water had saturated the entire building causing damage to both structure and contents. 

 As soon as the plumbers unclogged the toilet and once they had the water turned off we were there and ready to extract the water.

We started by extracting the water in each bathroom then the play room and common areas then moved on the halls and offices and finally the kitchen area. Our technician's pulled some baseboards and drilled holes to help the drying.

All of the contents were hand cleaned by our cleaning crew along with all of the larger items such as desks and tables.

We were able to complete the drying process in three days.

When your building suffers a water damage of any kind Large or small SERVPRO of Plano is here to help you.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

School that had water damage from storms

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SERVPRO of Plano was called after Sunday afternoons storms by the custodian of the school saying that there was 2 inches of standing water throughout the entire school due to gutters backing up.

SERVPRO arrived onsite with in an hour and started the extraction which was a lot of muddy water.

The SERVPRO technicians were extracting water for several hours before they reached a point to start the pulling of cove base and drilling the holes behind the cove base and removing wet insulation.

WE placed over 60 fans and several dehumidifiers to expedite the drying process. Summer school was still going on throughout this process and the students and teaches did not even lose any time.

This structure was dried to IICRC standards within three and a half days.

If your commercial property floods Please try and stop the source of the flooding if possible and then call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

Commercial building that had a fire loss

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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Storms

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BE PREPARED:

Coastal States

Tsunamis Why take the risk? 

Did you know tsunamis can hit any U.S. coast? While they are more likely to hit states on the Pacific coastline or in the Caribbean, it is good to know what to do if a tsunami does strike where you live, or even where you may vacation. Ready.gov says “tsunamis, also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called “tidal waves”), are a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite.” Areas within a mile of the coast and less than 25 feet above sea level have a greater risk of being hit. As with any emergency, be sure you have a plan.

Know the evacuation plan and move inland or to higher ground and avoid the beach. “The first wave may not be the last or the largest,” according to the National Weather Service. For more information on preparing for a tsunami, visit ready.gov/tsunamis. 

Being prepared for storms

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When you are dealing with STORM, FLOOD, and WATER DAMAGE, Immediate action is crucial.

You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Plano can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO of Plano has certified technicians on staff to help you with any damage you might have. 

SERVPRO is also on all of your major Insurance preferred vendor lists.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today(972)403-9004

Why Choose SERVPRO of Plano?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

 We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

SERVPRO is always prepared for STORMS

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No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Should a storm or major event strike, call 972-403-9004

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

WHy choose SERVPRO

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Faster than the speed of light, your SERVPRO of Plano team.

SERVPRO of Plano works hard to be faster to any disaster. How fast is fast you may ask? Our work from start to finish, that is from the time you call our office to the moment the work is finished and we hand in the bill, is on average about 5 days. What does that look like in real life? Say your water heater broke just as you got to work on Monday morning. You call SERVPRO of Plano at (972) 403-9004 right away. Within 4 hours we’re on site placing equipment and on the fifth day, Friday, your home is dry. Is this the case for every job? Certainly not, but the dedication to exceptional work and the importance of restoring your home in a timely manner remain exactly the same.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

SERVPRO is the Best in Restoration

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24 Hour Emergency Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Plano provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (972) 403-9004

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc.

SERVPRO of Plano arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. We then supply you and/or your Insurance company a detailed dry log and final copy of your homes mitigation.

Call us today at 972-403-90

Your air quality

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If you have any concerns regarding growth in your Commercial or Residential property please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004.

Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside the structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.

If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Plano can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any of your emergency needs. 

Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 today.

When water damage is found in your home

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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.

What type of mold is this?

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What is Black Mold?

 You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

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.

Water damage information

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Frozen pipes Frozen pipes to Plano home

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

Here in Plano Texas water damage restoration calls come from many different types of disasters. In the winter the cold weather in the region causes pipes to freeze and burst resulting in internal water damage to the home. Ice dams on the outside of the house lift shingles damaging the home and resulting in water damage as well.  That is why we are constantly training our techs and upgrading our equipment so that we are prepared to help any number of Plano residents of business owners in the event of a water damage emergency.

If you need our assistance please contact our office at:

(972) 403-9004

Fire Damage board up

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Large house fire to roof Heavy house fire

SERVPRO of Plano Professionals understand 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 quickly 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, processes and technology, SERVPRO of Plano Professionals will help remove smoke, soot and fire damage from walls, flooring and air ducts and work to restore your facility to preloss condition.  The leading causes of fire in a business include:

*Cooking Equipment

*Electrical

*Heating units

No matter how the fire started, SERVPRO of Plano Professionals are trained in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. 

Call SERVPRO of Plano today for a FREE No Obligation Estimate:972-403-9004

Bio Hazard Cleaning and restoration

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Bio material on tile flooring Bio material on flooring

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup:

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Plano will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (972)-403-9004

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

All about Fire damages

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Ceiling cave in from fire loss Ceiling cave in due to fire loss

When your home or business has a fire or smoke damage no matter the source time is most important.

There are 4 types of smoke:

Wet smoke- Plastics and Rubbers

Dry smoke- Paper and wood

Protein- Produced by evaporation of material rather than from fire.

Fuel Oil Soot-Furnace Puff Backs

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 and that can linger for years on end.

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. 

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 over 25 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

Fire damage to apartment

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Fire damage to apartment homes Heavy fire damage to apartment

Heating Safety Tips:

1) Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or a portable space heater.

2) Have a three foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters. Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.

3) Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

4) Test smoke alarms monthly. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel. Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.

If your property does suffer fire or smoke damage Please contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 for your free estimate.

We are available 24/7/365 

Water damage from water heater

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SERVPRO of Plano is
Faster to Any Size Disaster

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

We proudly offer restoration, mitigation, remediation, abatement, and premier cleaning services to the residential and commercial properties throughout Collin County.

With over 30 IICRC-certified technicians with a broad inventory of recovery equipment in our 30,000 square foot facility, we have the expertise and equipment to handle any sized disaster that can affect the Collin area communities and commercial districts we serve.

We focus most on customer satisfaction, and that stems from offering a 24/7 response to emergencies and disasters.

No customer should ever have to wait for effective and money-saving mitigation, and that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

This commitment to our customers stems from the compassion of our owners, John and Kim Beres. We care about the city and all of Collin County because we call it home as well.

Each of our technicians undergoes extensive training to obtain their IICRC-certifications in recovery solutions for damage from water damage, fire, mold, storms, floods, lead, and even biohazard threats.

With our industry-leading equipment and drive to respond immediately to emergencies, we can minimize the interruption to your life with our effective restoration solutions that make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • 24 hour Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today –(972) 403-9004

Large structure fire

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Large structure fire in Plano Fire damage very heavy with board up

SERVPRO of Plano was onsite of a local house fire that had started very early this morning.

There were several occupants as well as firemen hurt during this three alarm fire. There is no indication of foul play in this fire.  It does appear to be an explosion of some sort. 

SERVPRO of Plano delivers care packages with items to help get the homeowner through the rough time of being out of their homes.  Our care packages include such things as: tooth brushes, hair brushes, soap, snacks, water, headache meds, gift cards and note pads to help write items that did not make it though the fire for their insurance companies.

If this helps even just a little then SERVPRO is very grateful for the opportunity to help our neighbors.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today if you should need any help.  (972) 403-9004.

How to steps during a water damage

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Broken pipes Water damage from frozen pipes

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.

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help

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Washer overflow Water damage from overflowing of water

SERVPRO of Plano is
Faster to Any Size Disaster

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

We proudly offer restoration, mitigation, remediation, abatement, and premier cleaning services to the residential and commercial properties throughout Collin County. With over 30 IICRC-certified technicians with a broad inventory of recovery equipment in our 30,000 square foot facility, we have the expertise and equipment to handle any sized disaster that can affect the Collin area communities and commercial districts we serve.

We focus most on customer satisfaction, and that stems from offering a 24/7 response to emergencies and disasters. No customer should ever have to wait for effective and money-saving mitigation, and that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

This commitment to our customers stems from the compassion of our owners, John and Kim Beres. We care about the city and all of Collin County because we call it home as well.

Each of our technicians undergoes extensive training to obtain their IICRC-certifications in recovery solutions for damage from water damage, fire, mold, storms, floods, lead, and even biohazard threats.

With our industry-leading equipment and drive to respond immediately to emergencies, we can minimize the interruption to your life with our effective restoration solutions that make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • 24 hour Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today –(972) 403-9004

Fire damage information

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Fire damage Fire damage to structure

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

Bio Hazard Cleaning and restoration

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Bio material Bio material clean up

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup:

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Plano will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (972)-403-9004

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Fire damage

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire damage Fire in kitchen from stove top

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help.

972-403-9004

The below picture is of a garage fire that was caused by rags left next to an old can of paint thinner.

SERVPRO of Plano arrived onsite to help this homeowner.  Our crews arrived onsite with in one hour. 

We started by removing the insulation in the walls and attic space, then we moved on to cleaning all walls and ceilings, garage door and concrete flooring. 

All of the contents were inventoried boxed pictures taken and brought back to our office for the deodorization process. 

Once the deodorization is complete on all of the large and small contents SERVPRO of Plano will store this customers items.  Once our reconstruction team is complete on their end we will move all items back to the customers garage.

If you suffer a garage or kitchen fire damage please give our office a call for an estimate we would be honored to take care of your loss.

Water damage to entire house from broken pipe

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Standing water in diningroom Standing water in dining room carpet is being removed.

Most people can go a lifetime with out not having a water damage to their property, but a few will encounter a water damage to their property.

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.

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help you and your family call us today.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

Water damage to garage

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water on garage flooring Water damage to cement floors in garage.

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.

Water damage from upstairs

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling caved in from water damage Water from upstairs has caused ceiling damage

24 Hour Emergency Service

Nobody ever plans for an emergency; If given the option, nobody would ever choose to put one on their schedule at any time.

What we can count on emergencies for is this: they're going to be unexpected. And, while you can't plan your emergency or schedule it, you can plan to call SERVPRO of Plano for your cleaning and restoration needs when an emergency arises.

We're on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- ready to respond to your home or business, assess the damage, remove the problem, and restore your property to how it was before the damage occurred.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7/365 days a year – (972)403-9004

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

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Board up from fire damage Fire loss with board up to an apartment building

Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. In many instances your Collin County property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us restore your home to pre-fire condition.

We understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and more than a little vulnerable. Our technicians will treat your family with empathy and your home with great care. Until help arrives, please refer to our fire damage information and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Garage Fire

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Garage fire loss Exposed wall with Insulation

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help.

972-403-9004

The below picture is of a garage fire that was caused by rags left next to an old can of paint thinner.

SERVPRO of Plano arrived onsite to help this homeowner.  Our crews arrived onsite with in one hour. 

We started by removing the insulation in the walls and attic space, then we moved on to cleaning all walls and ceilings, garage door and concrete flooring. 

All of the contents were inventoried boxed pictures taken and brought back to our office for the deodorization process. 

Once the deodorization is complete on all of the large and small contents SERVPRO of Plano will store this customers items.  Once our reconstruction team is complete on their end we will move all items back to the customers garage.

If you suffer a garage or kitchen fire damage please give our office a call for an estimate we would be honored to take care of your loss.

Lightning strike to Plano home

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Roof damaged by Lightning Lightning strike to roof

SERVPRO of Plano was contacted by a homeowner that had suffered a fire during a major Rain and Hail storm.

The lightning had struck the top of her roof line and attic space. Luckily the homeowners were home and called 911 quick enough preventing the fire to spread.

Once SERVPRO arrived onsite work began immediately. We started on getting all of the wet insulation out of the attic space and some walls, Placed some drying equipment and walked the homeowner through the rebuilding process.

SERVPRO of Plano sent out our reconstruction manager he worked up an estimate for the rebuild and sent this to the Insurance adjuster. Once the rebuild estimate is approved by the customers Insurance company work can begin on rebuilding the roof and attic.

If you suffer from a large or small fire damage please give our office a call at 972-403-9004.

Fire Safety

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Fire safety tips Apartment fire loss

According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters respond to a home fire every 79 seconds.

Simple steps can be taken throughout the home to reduce the risk of fire and injury/loss of life:

Working smoke alarms should be found in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the building are working properly and the batteries are good?

Be sure fire extinguishers are available on every level of the home and that each household member knows how to use them?

Reduce the risk of fire outside of the home by removing dying or dead trees and shrubs and by keeping dry brush and debris at least 30 feet away from the home.

Keep gutters, roof, and eaves clear of debris? Be sure any candles in the home are placed away from curtains and other furniture, as well as out of reach of children and pets.

Consider using safer alternatives such as flameless candles.

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help! Please call us at 972-403-9004 for a free estimate.

When Mold is found

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Mold behind bath wall Mold found behind shower wall

Mold Remediation and Restoration

  • 24 hour Emergency Response
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

As a licensed mold remediation contractor firm through the Texas Department of Health Services, our IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have experience and skills to help your home or business affected by fungal growth. With the severity of this situation both for the structural integrity of your property and for potential health risks that could result from exposure to active colonization, we understand the importance of arriving quickly to these mold situations.

Our technicians know how quickly mold colonization can get out of control, so we work immediately to set up containment barriers both with physical blockades of plastic sheeting and through the application of our industry-leading equipment like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers. With effective strategies for colony removal, we work to protect and preserve hosting materials and only remove and reconstruct these areas when the damage has become too severe.

No matter where your Collin County home or business might be, our IICRC-certified AMRTs can respond 24/7 with effective remediation strategies to make mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

(972) 403-9004

Local Storms

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

High School flood Flooding in High School hallway

Water Damage Emergency Tips

SERVPRO of Plano is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

We respond immediately to restore your home from flood damage. Our professionals are highly-trained, experienced and use the proper equipment to restore your home back to normal.  

We pride ourselves on being faster to any-sized disaster and our focus revolves around training our professionals so your property is restored correctly the first time. Here at SERVPRO of Plano, we require all office employees and field technicians to be IICRC certified and trained to properly handle all situations when it comes to water damage restoration.  Whatever it is you need, SERVPRO of Plano is here to help. 

We are a full service SERVPRO.  Meaning that whatever type damage your home experiences, whether it be from water, fire, smoke or mold damage, we can perform all aspects of the job.  From remediation to restoration and re-construction, we can handle it all.  

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (972) 403-9004

Fire damage to your home

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Garage Fire Fire loss in the garage

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and belongings.

SERVPRO of Plano will help prevent Fire damage from creating long term damage to your personal property and special belongings.

SERVPRO of Plano will provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from FIRE, SMOKE, and SOOT removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.

These services help to ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. SERVPRO of Plano has the best FIRE damage restoration trained team members.

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

Call SERVPRO of Plano today for your free no obligation estimate at: (972) 403-9004

Bio material on open surfaces

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Blood material on wall Bio material on walls

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup:

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Plano will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (972)-403-9004

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Water Damage from upstairs

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage in upstairs Bath Carpet and walls wet

Do you have water damage in Plano home?

Most people can go a lifetime with out not having a water damage to their property, but a few will encounter a water damage to their property.

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.

SERVPRO of Plano is here to help you and your family call us today.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

Water Damage at beauty salon

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

When your building suffers a water, fire or smoke damage situation you need to contact the experts in the restoration business.

SERVPRO of Plano has the expertise to get your business dried out properly and in a timely manner while working with your demanding schedule.

SERVPRO of Plano has technicians and staff on call 24/7/365.  We have live operators who dispatch our calls directly to our employees and on call technicians who come ready to work on your issue.

We are on most preferred insurance vendors lists which is essential to the owners or tenets in order for their claim process to go smoothly.

When you call SERVPRO of Plano you can expect a return call within an hour and a technician onsite to you business with in four hours.

SERVPRO has the specialty drying equipment to properly dry the structure to IICRC standards. 

Our technicians are IICRC/ASD certified and ECTP certified and all employees are background checked.

Our technicians will have daily moister mapping to ensure the structure is properly drying.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004.

Post Construction Cleaning

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaned Bathroom Post construction cleaning of bathroom

Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate. SERVPRO of Plano are the professionals that can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building or home for interior design.

There can be fine dust particles that become airborne and really penetrate all surfaces of your home or business including the HVAC unit as well as things such as insides of cabinetry.

This is a list of the services that SERVPRO of Plano can provide to your Business or Home:

Ceiling, Walls and Fixture Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Debris Removal

Window Cleaning

Carpet and Floor Cleaning

Contents Cleaning

Please contact SERVPRO of Plano today for services in your area.

972-403-9004

We are the Water Restoration Experts

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SERVPRO of Plano has the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. They use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

Have Water Damage?
Call Today 972-403-9004

Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Plano specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. SERVPRO Professionals utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

You start it we'll help you finish it

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Structural integrity, materials, labor, safety, customer satisfaction and deadlines. The list goes on and on when building a commercial facility.

The bottom line, however, is you are responsible for getting the doors open in time.

SERVPRO of Plano can help you meet your deadlines by providing thorough post-construction services in a  timely manner. These services include:

* Post-Construction Cleaning.

* Dehumidification and Drying.

* Final Cleaning.

* Fast-Track Drying.

* Fire, Smoke and Soot.

* Mold Mitigation and Remediation.

* Catastrophic Storm Response.

* Document Drying.

* Air Ducts and HVAC.

* Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors.

* Deodorization.

* Emergency Response Restoration and Cleanup Services.

SERVPRO crews utilize industrial grade equipment, training and electronic communication to help ensure the job is done right the first time, saving you and your business time and money.

Rely on SERVPRO of Plano to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done as quickly as possible.

Call us today at: 972-403-9004

Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup and Restoration

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Bloodborne Pathogens

Crime Scene Residues

Arson and Vandalism

Sewage Backup

These are just a few of the services SERVPRO of Plano offers.

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO of Plano offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene clean up and restoration services to both residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Plano employee's are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Plano will help turn the unsafe environment into a clean, safe home or office.

Give us a call at (972) 403-9004

When your dealing with Storm Damage

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

  • Locally Owned and Operated

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Plano can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Plano business owners and residents.

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at:972-403-9004

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We are Cleaning Experts

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of Coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the Coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the Coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

972-403-9004

Preparing for The Next Storm

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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

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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 Strikes

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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

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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

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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

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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.  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

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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

Mold Remediation

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Mold Remediation and Restoration

  • 24 hour Emergency Response
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

As a licensed mold remediation contractor firm through the Texas Department of Health Services, our IICRC-certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have experience and skills to help your home or business affected by fungal growth. With the severity of this situation both for the structural integrity of your property and for potential health risks that could result from exposure to active colonization, we understand the importance of arriving quickly to these mold situations.

Our technicians know how quickly mold colonization can get out of control, so we work immediately to set up containment barriers both with physical blockades of plastic sheeting and through the application of our industry-leading equipment like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers. With effective strategies for colony removal, we work to protect and preserve hosting materials and only remove and reconstruct these areas when the damage has become too severe.

No matter where your Collin County home or business might be, our IICRC-certified AMRTs can respond 24/7 with effective remediation strategies to make mold damage “Like it never even happened.”

(972) 403-9004

If you see Mold in your home

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

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and 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 can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call today at (972) 403-9004

Why you should choose SERVPRO

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Why Choose SERVPRO of Plano?

 We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

Our initial focus is to stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and the latest equipment to serve you better

Our focus is on you and we will walk you through each step of our process.

The Mold Remediation Process

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The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

  1. Emergency Contact - (972) 403-9004
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

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 proud to provide mold remediation services in our local communities:

We proudly serve Plano and surrounding areas.

Black Mold, What is it?

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What is Black Mold?

 You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

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.

Bio Hazard Cleaning

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Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

 Recognized as the leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, We are certified to mitigate any type of bio hazard cleanup. SERVPRO of Plano professionals also offer fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

 Our technicians are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Plano's team helps turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

Below are some of the following issues we can help with:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens 
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues 
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusion
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Contact SERVPRO of Plano professionals today for 24-hour emergency service and a free estimate and inspections for your property.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?

Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

Need Bio hazard Cleaning?

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Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – ( 972) 403-9004

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional to all involved.

SERVPRO of Plano's number one job is to assure our customers that our staff is sensitive to each homeowners needs and to walk each customer though the mitigation process.

Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances. All of our Technicians are trained and certified in Bio Recovery services. These Certifications are kept up on monthly and always follow the American Bio-Recovery Association.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations.

These include the following:

  • Sewage back-ups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

(972) 403-9004

Bio Hazard Scenarios

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Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Plano Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

Hoarding

Hoarding is very difficult situation for our customers and their families.  SERVPRO of Plano has the trained and certified technicians that know the process it takes to complete a hoarding situation and have a very satisfied customer.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at: (972) 403-9004.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning

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Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup:

Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Plano will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (972)-403-9004

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Sewage Cleanup

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Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Plano will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Call SERVPRO of Plano today at (972) 403-9004.

If you see Mold in your home

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If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today –(903) 893-7166

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and 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 can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call today at (903) 893-7166

SERVPRO and Commercial Services

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Commercial Services

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Plano has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (972) 403-9004

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Plano responds quickly to your Forney fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Plano to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. 

Call our office today at: (972)403-9004.

How we can help with your Commercial property

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Commercial Services

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Plano has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (972) 403-9004

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Plano responds quickly to your Forney fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. 

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Plano to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services by calling our office at

(972) 403-9004

    Commercial Building Restoration Services

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    Have Questions? Call Today – (972) 403-9004

    Commercial Building Restoration Services

    SERVPRO of Plano responds quickly to your Collin County fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency.

    Learn more about our commercial restoration services and for a free no obligation estimate contact our office today at (972) 403-9004.

    Commercial Building Cleaning Services

    Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Plano to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. 

    To learn more about our Commercial Services Please call us today.

    Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

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    Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

    Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

    • 24 Hour Emergency Service
    • Faster to Any Size Disaster
    • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
    • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

    Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

    Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

    SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

    • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
    • Odor Control Technician
    • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician

    Mold in your Commercial building

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    Commercial Mold Remediation

    Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can cause health effects to people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Plano, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

    • 24 Hour Emergency Service
    • Faster to Any Size Disaster
    • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
    • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

    Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

    Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

    Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Plano can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Plano training and certifications.

    • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technician
    • Odor Control Technician
    • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

    When Storms Hit our area

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    Water Damage Repair and Restoration

     When heavy storms hit Collin County in 2019, SERVPRO of Plano helped our local residents and businesses with their water damaged properties. If recent storms have caused flooding or a pipe has burst, our highly trained technicians are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Plano property.

    We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. We also have the most advance drying equipment available.

    Our local technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal. Give our office a call if you or someone you know experiences water damage. (972) 403-9004.

    Have Water or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

    Heavy Rains can cause major damage

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    SERVPRO of Plano technician's were contacted by the principal at one of our middle schools in our Plano area due to very heavy rains and flooding over the weekend. We have had a long relationship with the school district.

    Major rains caused the water to rise and come up through a pipe and disperse muddy water and sewage material throughout the school.

    Many classrooms, halls, cafeteria and library were saturated in a muddy sewage 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. Needless to say the Teachers and the Staff were very appreciative for our hard work.

    If you experience a flooding or sewage backup due to heavy flooding rains give SERVPRO of Plano a call today if you receive any storm damage to your property
    972-403-9004.

    SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

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    No Job Is Too Large

    The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

    Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

    At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

    Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

    • The Hospitality Industry
    • Property Managers
    • Universities
    • Municipalities
    • The Pentagon

    Should a storm or major event strike, call 972-403-9004

    Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

    The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

    With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

    • 2014 Polar Vortex
    • 2012 Sandy
    • 2010 Nashville floods
    • 2008 Ike
    • 2007 Chicago floods
    • 2007 Ohio floods
    • 2007 California wildfires
    • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

    Commercial Storm Damage Services

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    Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

    Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

    •  24 Hour Emergency Services
    •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
    •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

    Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 972-403-9004

    Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

    SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004

    Water Damage Emergency Tips after storms

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    Water Damage Emergency Tips

    SERVPRO of Plano is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

    We respond immediately to restore your home from flood damage. Our professionals are highly-trained, experienced and use the proper equipment to restore your home back to normal.  

    We pride ourselves on being faster to any-sized disaster and our focus revolves around training our professionals so your property is restored correctly the first time. Here at SERVPRO of Plano, we require all office employees and field technicians to be IICRC certified and trained to properly handle all situations when it comes to water damage restoration.  Whatever it is you need, SERVPRO of Plano is here to help. 

    We are a full service SERVPRO.  Meaning that whatever type damage your home experiences, whether it be from water, fire, smoke or mold damage, we can perform all aspects of the job.  From remediation to restoration and re-construction, we can handle it all.  

    Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (972) 403-9004

    Why Should you consider SERVPRO of Plano

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    Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

    Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

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

    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.

    Continuing Education Classes

    SERVPRO of Plano offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

    • Water Damage Restoration
    • Fire Damage Restoration
    • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
    • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
    • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

    SERVPRO has the trained employees

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    When an unexpected fire from a candle starts in your home you can count on SERVPRO of Plano to assist you in making sure you and your most valuable investment is handled with the upmost of care.

    SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the trained and certified technicians and who's only concern is making sure that your home or business is cleaned to pre loss condition. 

    SERVPRO of Plano has our own products that are produced by our chemist at our corporate office.  These products have been tested for only one thing and that's for cleaning fire damage losses. We train our crew's on the precise use of the products in order to clean the soot from your walls and ceiling's. SERVPRO also has the deodorization skill's to help with most of your odor's that can develop due to smoke damages.

    Give SERVPRO of Plano a call today for your estimate at:972-403-9004

    SERVPRO is your premier Water Restoration Company

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    24 Hour Emergency Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Plano provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (972) 403-9004

    Faster to Any Size Emergency

    In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

    Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc.

    SERVPRO of Plano arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. We then supply you and/or your Insurance company a detailed dry log and final copy of your homes mitigation.

    Call us today at 972-403-9004

    Trust our SERVPRO to take care of your family

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    The team that works and plays together

    With offices across the country, technicians nationally certified and a factory that makes patented cleaning products SERVPRO is not a small company by any meaning of the word. SERVPRO has been in our area for over 25 years and we are so very Thankful to all of our Customers.

    SERVPRO of Plano, however, distinguishes itself by being a franchise that has all of the means of a large corporation, while maintaining a family owned feeling.

    The Owners Kim and John Beres are second generation owners and are “nothing short of amazing”.

    The team here at SERVPRO of Plano is truly bonded like family. Most of our employees have worked with SERVPRO for over 10 years. When disaster strikes and your family is in need of help, call ours. 24/7/365 we don't stop until we've made it "Like it never even happened."

    (972) 403-9004.  

    SERVPRO as the Advanced Technology

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      Advanced Technology and Techniques

    The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Plano Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

    The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.

    Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

    Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

    • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
    • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

    Water Extraction Equipment

    Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

    • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water. 
    • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

    Drying Equipment

    Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

    • High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
    • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.

    Odor Removal and Deodorization

    Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.

    • Air scrubbers
    • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents

    Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

    The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.

    • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
    • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

    Why you should call SERVPRO

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    Faster To Any Size Disaster

    24 Hour Emergency Service

    Nobody ever plans for an emergency; If given the option, nobody would ever choose to put one on their schedule at any time.

    What we can count on emergencies for is this: they're going to be unexpected. And, while you can't plan your emergency or schedule it, you can plan to call SERVPRO of Plano for your cleaning and restoration needs when an emergency arises.

    We're on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- ready to respond to your home or business, assess the damage, remove the problem, and restore your property to how it was before the damage occurred.

    Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (972)403-9004

    Water Damage Tips

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    Water Damage Emergency Tips

    What you can do until help arrives

    (972)403-9004

    After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

    • Is it safe to stay in the house?
    • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
    • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
    • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

    Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (972)-403-9004

    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.
    • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
    • Gather loose items from floors.

    What NOT To Do After Flooding

    • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
    • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
    • 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 sagging.

    Water damage Repair and Restoration

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    Water Damage Repair and Restoration

    If recent storms have caused flooding or a pipe has burst, our highly trained technicians are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Plano and surrounding cities property.

    We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible.

    Our local technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal. Give our office a call if you or someone you know experiences water damage. (972) 403-9004

    Faster to any size Disaster

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    SERVPRO of Plano is
    Faster to Any Size Disaster

    Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

    We proudly offer restoration, mitigation, remediation, abatement, and premier cleaning services to the residential and commercial properties throughout Collin County. With over 30 IICRC-certified technicians with a broad inventory of recovery equipment in our 30,000 square foot facility, we have the expertise and equipment to handle any sized disaster that can affect the Collin area communities and commercial districts we serve.

    We focus most on customer satisfaction, and that stems from offering a 24/7 response to emergencies and disasters. No customer should ever have to wait for effective and money-saving mitigation, and that is why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

    This commitment to our customers stems from the compassion of our owners, John and Kim Beres. We care about the city and all of Collin County because we call it home as well.

    Each of our technicians undergoes extensive training to obtain their IICRC-certifications in recovery solutions for damage from water damage, fire, mold, storms, floods, lead, and even biohazard threats.

    With our industry-leading equipment and drive to respond immediately to emergencies, we can minimize the interruption to your life with our effective restoration solutions that make it “Like it never even happened.”

    • 24 hour Emergency Services
    • Faster to Any Size Disaster
    • Highly Trained Technicians
    • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
    • Locally Owned and Operated
    • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

    Have Questions? Call Us Today –(972) 403-9004

    Water Damage Process

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    When a Squeegee Isn't Enough for Water Removal from Your Plano Home or Office--Call SERVPRO Real Fast

    (972) 403-9004

    The Process of Turning Around Water Damage in Plano Properties

    Many people think that cleaning up after water damage means mopping or throwing down towels on the floor and setting up a fan or two to dry any water the towels or mop did not pick up. One of the main factors affecting the restoration of a structure and contents is the amount of time it was saturated before cleanup efforts began and another important factor is if any residual moisture remains.

    Plano Water Damage Comes in Many Forms

    When there is a hot water tank failure, pipe burst or even a leak in a roof allowing rain into the home, the water you can see may be all you assume needs to be cleaned up. The problem can go much deeper. In the case of moisture behind drywall, vapor barriers can hold moisture and become a perfect host for mold growth. When flooring is drenched, the subflooring underneath can retain moisture and cause a host of issues. In almost every circumstance, having your property cleaned professionally by our team at SERVPRO of Plano can help you avoid potential repairs or replacement cost from secondary damages.

    Our Plano technicians use several state-of-the-art moisture detection devices including moisture sensors that can show if there is any residual moisture in baseboards, walls or carpeting. Moisture meters are a valuable tool used to determine how much moisture in various materials and how we define when an affected area is truly dry. We can use devices with sharp probes or flat surfaces, depending on the material being checked. Thermal imaging can be used in cases where probes cannot adequately measure the moisture within structures. Color imaging on a small visual screen indicates temperature variations, a possible indication of dampness or water. Thermohygrometers measure humidity, vapor pressure and dew point. This measurement is essential for determining the baseline indoor humidity in unaffected areas of the property so drying goals can be established.

    Quick Water Extraction is a Key Element

    Sometimes when our water damage restoration team arrives at a local site, often the property owner has done some water clean up before our arrival. What they often find shocking is the amount of water still left in carpeting, furnishings, walls, and flooring. For fast extraction, we utilize the power behind both portable and truck mounted extractors. Weighted extractors are ideal for pushing water out of carpeting and upholstery. For large amounts of water, we can pull it out of a home or business quickly using our truck-mounted pumps. Bottom line: the more thoroughly water is extracted, the faster the home or business dries.

    How SERVPRO Dries Properties So Quickly

    Our technicians have an array of tools that are often used in tandem to reduce moisture quickly in a property. Our Plano technicians are certified in the science of Psychometry, the study of air and control of moisture content and its effects. This training enables the technicians to choose the right configuration of high-grade air movers, high-velocity axial fans, industrial heaters and dehumidifiers on a case by case basis for the best results. The air movers are vital to the drying process as they are positioned to draw moisture air to the surface and the dehumidifiers eliminate the moisture as it rises. Our goal is to work quickly and cause as little disruption to your home or business as possible during our restoration efforts. Whenever possible, we dry furnishings in place, setting the legs on foil and raised on blocks of wood or dense foam.

    Carpeting is not automatically a loss if it has absorbed water. With our extraction methods, we can pull much of the water from within the padding. Using a method such as "floating" where strong currents of air are directed under the carpeting, it can often be dried in place and saved. In the cases where carpeting cannot be dried in place but appears to be restorable, our technicians can suggest removal to a drying facility or to another location at the property. Padding is often discarded, not worth the effort nor the expense to salvage.

    In-Plant Restoration Services

    There are times contents cannot be dried on-site. In those cases, with the permission of the property owner, our technicians pack and more items for in-plant servicing. In the case of upholstered furnishings or carpeting, both can often be saved through our restoration methods. Our goal is always to restore rather than replace whenever possible, and our specialized restoration techniques for books and papers use the same recovery methods as the Library of Congress for historical documents. Lyophilization has saved many an important document or manuscript.

    Leaving No Reminders of Water Damage Behind

    Although drying the structure and contents eliminates a good deal of the unpleasant odor, there are additional steps taken to ensure there are no traces left either visually or offend the olfactory sense. Thoroughly hand-cleaning using our proprietary cleaning solutions eliminate bacteria and fungus along with leaving a pleasant, clean scent. In many cases, this is enough to take care of any residual odors left behind.

    When the Water Odor is Bigger Than Hand Cleaning Can Handle

    While our cleaning methods may banish any lingering odors. Sometimes, the odor left behind requires robust methods to eliminate it. When the scent additive in cleaning products is not enough, another masking agent that works often comes in the form of time-release gel beads. For strong odors, our Odor Control Technicians utilize ultra-low volume fogging. This method uses a solvent that is released as fog, and it changes the makeup of the odor at the molecular level neutralizing it. We can also utilize mechanical means of odor control by stationing HEPA filtered air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators.

    Avoiding Mold after Water Damage

    Mold is a real concern and our approach to Water removal and cleanup addresses making the structure and contents non-supportive for mold growth at every step. Along with lowering moisture, our powerful antifungal cleaning agents leave surfaces unfriendly for mold growth. A common home remedy that gets repeated often is to spray bleach on areas after cleaning. That never addresses mold spores and colonies that have extensive hyphae, root-like structures embedded in porous materials like drywall. SERVPRO of Plano provides the correct remedies to inhibit mold proliferation.

    Do not take on the task of water removal from your home on your own. Whether it is a little or a lot of water causing you stress, contact SERVPRO of Plano, and let our technicians professionally clean and restore your property to its pre loss condition.

    (972) 403-9004

    Fire Damage Services

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    Fire Damage Repair and Restoration 24-Hour Emergency Services

    • Faster to Any Size Disaster
    • Locally Owned and Operated
    • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry.

    Many potential sources can lead to fires that affect your Plano home or business, and all of these situations require the skill and expertise of qualified restoration specialists like ours. Fires can do plenty of damage before first responders and firefighters extinguish the blaze, but effects can continue to compound and worsen the longer that your property goes without the appropriate mitigation and recovery solutions.

    As we are available 24/7 to respond to these emergencies, our production vehicles stay stocked with essential mitigation equipment to ensure that we can save our customer’s property and money from the moment we arrive. For example, we can address indoor air quality concerns and odors with hydroxyl generators and ozone machines. We also arrive with personnel that have IICRC-certifications as Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration, Odor-Control, and Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians.

    To make fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today.

    We offer free no obligation estimates and can give you a print out for you and your Insurance company.

    Have Questions? Call Us Today –

    (972)403-9004

    SERVPRO of Plano Fire Damage Services

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    Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

    Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. SERVPRO of Plano office free no obligation estimates and these estimates can be printed and/or emailed to you and to you or to your Insurance company.

    The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage services.

    1. Emergency Contact
    2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
    3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
    4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
    5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
    6. Cleaning and Repair
    7. Restoration of contents
    8. Rebuilding of your Home or Business

    Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
    Call Us Today –(972)403-9004

    Caring for your most prized possessions after a FIRE Damage

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    Your Belongings and Fire Damage

    Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Plano understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

    If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

    Contents Restoration

    SERVPRO of Plano specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

    • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
    • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
    • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
    • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
    • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
    • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
       

    Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

    If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Plano can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

    • A quicker remodeling process
    • Protecting items from potential damage
    • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

    When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

    Electronic Cleanup

    Fire-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

    • Television sets
    • DVD players
    • Computers
    • And more

    The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

    Document / Photograph Drying

    When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Plano can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

    Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

    • Air Drying
    • Dehumidification
    • Freezer Drying
    • Vacuum Freeze Drying
    • Vacuum Thermal Drying

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today for your free FIRE/SMOKE damage estimate (972)403-9004.

    SERVPRO of Plano's Steps for Fire Damages

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    Fire Damage Restoration Process

    After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Plano have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

    Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (972-403-9004)

    Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

    Step 1: Emergency Contact

    The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

    Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

    We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

    Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

    Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

    Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

    The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

    Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

    We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

    Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

    We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

    Step 7: Restoration

    Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. 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.

    Call us today for your free no obligation estimate.  (972) 403-9004.

    SERVPRO locally owned and Operated

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    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Plano is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

    We proudly serve Plano and surrounding areas.

    Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

    Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Emergency Contact

    1. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
    2. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
    3. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
    4. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
    5. Cleaning and Repair
    6. Restoration

    Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
    Call Us Today –(972) 403-9004.

    Winter weather

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    Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel.

    If you live where temperatures sink below freezing, you are also at risk for frozen pipes, which can create a major disaster to your home or property.

    Frozen pipes occur when exposed to cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in areas such as basements, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused from the backflow of pressure between the water source and the blockage.

    If winter weather causes water damage to your home or property, SERVPRO of Plano are only a call away! (972)403-9004.

    BIOHAZARD, VANDALISM, and CRIME SCENE CLEANING

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    Bio-hazard, Vandalism & Crime Scene

    Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.

    Failure to properly handle and safely remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.  

    Our certified technicians and our production crews are professionally trained to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. SERVICES:

    • Bloodborne pathogen cleanup - SERVPRO can remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. SERVPRO will thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the residential property.
    • Crime scene residue
    • Arson cleanup - SERVPRO can provide cleanup and deodorization for situations involving arson.
    • Vandalism - SERVPRO can provide general cleaning services for situation resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.
    • Sewage backup/Black water intrusion - Sewage backup and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits - -these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a residential structure. SERVPRO can remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, disinfecting as they clean. We will ensure the home is cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.

    SERVPRO of Plano is equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products to clean your property safely.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004.

    Lightning strike to a Plano home

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    Lightning struck this two story home Large house fire

    SERVPRO of Plano arrived onsite as the fire department was almost complete with extinguishing the fire at the house. 

    This was from lightning that had struck the back side of this home around 6:30 am.  There were children, pets and adults in this home when this occurred but everyone had made it out safely.  

    The fire department crew needs a huge Thank you for their quick actions that saved the animals that were still in the home after the family had evacuated their house.

    SERVPRO would like to encourage all homeowners to invest in a proper smoke detectors this is what saved this family. No one expects to be shaken out of bed with this horrible fire but the smoke detectors did their job.

    If you find yourself in this type of situation please do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Plano at: 972-403-9004

    Some House Fires burn very hot

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    Several emergency service companies help with this large house fire. Very Hot house Fire

    SERVPRO of Plano was onsite of a local house fire that had started very early this morning.

    There were several occupants as well as firemen hurt during this three alarm fire. There is no indication of foul play in this fire.  It does appear to be an explosion of some sort. 

    SERVPRO of Plano delivers care packages with items to help get the homeowner through the rough time of being out of their homes.  Our care packages include such things as: tooth brushes, hair brushes, soap, snacks, water, headache meds, gift cards and note pads to help write items that did not make it though the fire for their insurance companies.

    If this helps even just a little then SERVPRO is very grateful for the opportunity to help our neighbors.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today if you should need any help.  (972) 403-9004.

    House fires can be traumatic to all involved

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    The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and belongings.

    The quicker the response to your fire loss the better the chance of saving your personal property.

    SERVPRO of Plano will help prevent Fire damage from creating long term damage to your personal property and special belongings.

    SERVPRO of Plano will provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from FIRE, SMOKE,and SOOT removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration.

    These services help to ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. SERVPRO of Plano has the best FIRE damage restoration trained team members.

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

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today for your free no obligation estimate at: (972) 403-9004

    If your Allergies are bothering you consider cleaning your HVAC

    7/22/2019 (Permalink)

    If you are suffering from major allergies consider having your HVAC system cleaned by SERVPRO of Plano.

    Pollen and other contaminates such as cooking smells, smoke and dust can enter your HVAC system and the smells do not leave until you properly clean your system.

    SERVPRO of Plano specializes in air duct cleaning on Homes and Businesses.  Our technicians are trained to handle any type of HVAC cleaning.  The dust can cause major issues to adults and children. Cleaning your unit is a much more cost effective way of keeping the pollutants out of your home.

    Call our office today and we will come out to look at your system and provide you with a detailed estimate of what your home or business might need.

    You do not want you or your family living in an unhealthy environment. 

    SERVPRO of Plano has the professional equipment and crew to clean your HVAC system the right way!

    Contact our office today for a free no obligation estimate at (972)403-9004.

    Cigarette and Cigar smoke

    7/17/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano are the number one experts when it comes to having the knowledge of how to clean any type of surface when its affected by Cigarette and Cigar odors.

    Some homeowners are very sensitive to the smell of smoke from either cigarette or cigars. Most of the time you can smell this odor as soon as you walk into the home.

    Tobacco product can and usually do leave a yellow nicotine film on all types of surfaces throughout your home or business.  When this occurs SERVPRO has the right product and trained crews to mitigate this type of damage. 

    Our crews start from the top and work our way down to the flooring.  Most of the time your HVAC system will need to be cleaned and that would be our first step then we move on to your walls and ceilings. 

    If contents are in the home that is addressed next and then the flooring.  We will then place an OZONE generator to ozone your property.  By the time our crews are complete with your property it will smell very fresh!

    If you are a homeowner or a realtor give our office a call today for a free estimate before you put the house on the market to sell.

    Give our office a call today at 972-403-9004 for your free estimate.

    How is HOARDING dangerous?

    6/17/2019 (Permalink)

    A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items.

    Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.” Many people with hoarding disorder do not find their habits to be a problem. Hoarded items are often things others would throw away or look at as junk or garbage such as old newspapers, junk mail, or packaging.

    Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. Bugs, fleas, rats, and other vermin may be present, at which point an exterminator would need to be called. At times, hoarding may spread to outside the home as well, to storage facilities, or even the garage or yard.

    SERVPRO of Plano encounters hoarding situations several different ways. Often,  SERVPRO of Plano is called for a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation when they arrive on-site.  SERVPRO of Plano will communicate with the insurance company regarding their contents coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried, and stored by the SERVPRO of Plano  or relocated to a storage facility so work on the fire or water loss can begin.

    Another way SERVPRO of Plano encounters hoarding jobs is through calls from landlords, case workers, real estate agents, or family members, often after the death of a loved one. In these situations, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job.

    Sometimes, family members will come and try to help the hoarder sort through their contents as well. Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but SERVPRO of Plano Professionals are here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

    If you encounter a hoarding situation at one of your properties or with your insureds, call SERVPRO of Plano today at: 972-403-9004.

    SERVPRO of Plano is Certified in Bio Hazard Cleaning

    6/17/2019 (Permalink)

    Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of Plano also offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

    Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners.

    A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

    SERVPRO of Plano technicians are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

    Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Plano will help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. SERVPRO of Plano can help with the following issues:

    * Bloodborne Pathogens

    * Methamphetamine Labs

    * Crime Scene Residues

    * Arson

    * Vandalism

    * Sewage Backups

    * Black Water Intrusions

    * Mold Mitigation and Remediation State and local regulations vary.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano Professionals today for more information at: 972-403-9004.

    Flooding during our storms last weekend

    6/11/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was called after Sunday afternoons storms by the custodian of the school saying that there was 2 inches of standing water throughout the entire school due to gutters backing up.

    SERVPRO arrived onsite with in an hour and started the extraction which was a lot of muddy water.

    The SERVPRO technicians were extracting water for several hours before they reached a point to start the pulling of cove base and drilling the holes behind the cove base and removing wet insulation.

    WE placed over 60 fans and several dehumidifiers to expedite the drying process.  Summer school was still going on throughout this process and the students and teaches did not even lose any time.

    This structure was dried to IICRC standards within three and a half days.

    If your commercial property floods Please try and stop the source of the flooding if possible and then call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

    Water damage to daycare center

    6/7/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO was called late last night to our local daycare center that had a flood.

    There was a toilet that had been running overnight due to a child's toy that was clogging it up. 

    When the morning staff came into work as usual and found water flowing out the front and back doors they made a call to their Insurance company and were referred to us SERVPRO of Plano.

    The water had saturated the entire building causing damage to both structure and contents. 

     As soon as the plumbers unclogged the toilet and once they had the water turned off we were there and ready to extract the water.

    We started by extracting the water in each bathroom then the play room and common areas then moved on the halls and offices and finally the kitchen area. Our technician's pulled some baseboards and drilled holes to help the drying.

    All of the contents were hand cleaned by our cleaning crew along with all of the larger items such as desks and tables.

    We were able to complete the drying process in three days.

    When your building suffers a water damage of any kind Large or small SERVPRO of Plano is here to help you.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

    SERVPRO are the experts in Commercial Restoration

    6/6/2019 (Permalink)

    When your building suffers a water, fire or smoke damage situation you need to contact the experts in the restoration business.

    SERVPRO of Plano has the expertise to get your business dried out properly and in a timely manner while working with your demanding schedule.

    SERVPRO of Plano has technicians and staff on call 24/7/365.  We have live operators who dispatch our calls directly to our employees and on call technicians who come ready to work on your issue.

    We are on most preferred insurance vendors lists which is essential to the owners or tenets in order for their claim process to go smoothly.

    When you call SERVPRO of Plano you can expect a return call within an hour and a technician onsite to you business with in four hours.

    SERVPRO has the specialty drying equipment to properly dry the structure to IICRC standards. 

    Our technicians are IICRC/ASD certified and ECTP certified and all employees are background checked.

    Our technicians will have daily moister mapping to ensure the structure is properly drying.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004.

    Damaged ceilings from a water problem

    5/28/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano is working hard on drying this home out due to a broken pipe in an upstairs room.

    This water damage happened when the customer's were out of town for an extended amount of time and returned to this damage.

    In this picture you can see how much ceiling was damaged from this ongoing water issue.  All of these ceilings will need to come down as well as the wet insulation behind the sheet rock. Water had also running out of light fixtures and a/c vents.

    SERVPRO will then place drying equipment and treat the affected areas. We will then remove the kitchen floor as well as the subflooring.

    SERVPRO of Plano technicians responded and were onsite within an hour of the call.

    Our technicians will also preform a dry report for your insurance showing how the drying process is doing.

    Please give SERVPRO of Plano a call if you experience a water damage to your home or business.
    972-403-9004

    Ceiling Damage due to toilet overflow upstairs

    5/10/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was dispatched to a water damage in a home that was caused by a toilet overflow in an upstairs bathroom that had continued to leak for a few days.

    This type of water damage should be addressed immediately and mitigated so that we can dry the structure properly.

    Damage can be extensive if not addressed properly. Mold growth can begin soon after the water damage has happened costing more money.

    The wet materials will need to be removed and the structure needs to be dried. This customer's home was dried to standards and renovations are starting in the next week.

    If you happen to experience this type of damage to your home or business SERVPRO of Plano is always here to help you. 

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano for your estimate today at: 972-403-9004

    We are always here to help you.

    Water damaged Ceiling in local home

    5/2/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was sent out in the early morning hours to dry this rental property after the tenant was out of town for a few days they returned to this damage. 

    This picture is the type of damage that can occur from broken pipes on the second level of a property or in an attic space sometimes causing the ceiling to cave in to the lower level of the home.

    If gone unnoticed the damage can be extensive and much more expensive to repair.

    The drywall will be removed as well as the insulation.  Drying equipment will be placed and the equipment monitored for a few days until this structure is dried out to proper levels.

    SERVPRO of Plano's technician's are highly trained in the science of drying.

    All of our technicians must pass an extensive background check.

    If you have damage to your property such as this contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 for a complete estimate on dry out.

    We specialize in BIOHAZARD, VANDALISM, and CRIME SCENE CLEAN UP

    4/25/2019 (Permalink)

    Most people will never experience a bio hazard in their lifetime, but if you do you can count on the trained and certified technicians at SERVPRO of Plano. We at SERVPRO understand how traumatic this can be for all persons involved in this type of situation.

    Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.

    Failure to properly handle and safely remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

    SERVPRO of Plano technicians are highly trained to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

    Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Plano helps turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and businesses.

    SERVPRO of Plano can help with: Bloodborne Pathogens, Crime Scene Residues, Arson, Vandalism, Sewage Backups, Black Water Intrusions, Mold Mitigation and Remediation

    BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

    SERVPRO of Plano will remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Trained SERVPRO of Plano Professionals thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.

    ARSON AND VANDALISM

    SERVPRO of Plano is recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. Your local SERVPRO can also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

    SEWAGE BACKUP

    Sewage backups and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits—these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO of Plano will remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, disinfecting as they clean. SERVPRO of Plano will help to ensure the structure is cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano at: 972-403-9004

    Proactively Cleaning your dryer vents

    4/23/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano has the knowledge and experienced technicians to clean your dryer vents at your home. Help your family stay safe and let us come out and clean your dryer vents today. 

    Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death.

    Most dryer fires occur due to either electrical issues or lint trapped in the lint trap/filer also overloading the dryer with wet clothing.

    To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your home, SERVPRO of Plano can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.

    Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load of laundry and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird’s nest or other potential obstacles.

    It is recommended to check your outside vent flap once a month or once every other month.

    For more information on cleaning dryer vents, contact SERVPRO of Plano.

    972-403-9004

    Heavy rains in our area have caused major damage

    4/17/2019 (Permalink)

    The months of April and May are always an active weather time for our area. SERVPRO has the certified crew members to help you out.

    SERVPRO of Plano technician's were contacted from a middle school in our area that had sustained major water damage.

    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 spent 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. The staff was so very appreciative for our quick response.
    If you experience a water damage due to heavy flooding rains give SERVPRO of Plano a call today at:
    972-403-9004.

    Plano has been voted as the Happiest Place in America

    3/18/2019 (Permalink)

    Plano is WalletHub’s happiest city in America.

    The city of Plano 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.

    Plano has a wide variety of thing to do in its city. From the beautiful parks to late night eateries you can always find fun things to keep you busy.

    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.

    Water Damage to your property commercial or residential

    3/11/2019 (Permalink)

    The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage to your home or business and to your personal property.

    SERVPRO will respond quickly to your call.

    Within four hours of a loss notification, a SERVPRO technician will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps.

    INSPECTION

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

    EMERGENCY SERVICES

    SERVPRO 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 walk through of the job site 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. 

    Do not 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.

    Fire or smoke damages to your home or business

    3/11/2019 (Permalink)

    Did you know?

    Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas.

    Smoke migrates to upper levels of a structure.

    Smoke flows through plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go floor to floor.

    The type of smoke will greatly affect the restoration process.

    Even what seems to be a small fire it can cause odors for years to come if the affected areas are not properly cleaned and deodorized or if the burned material is not addressed properly and removed.

    Fire, smoke and soot damage in your home or business can create unpleasant and potentially permanent problems if not addressed properly.

    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 know how to handle a fire loss and have received the proper training needed to address your loss.

    SERVPRO is a preferred vendor on all of your major insurance companies lists. 

    Contact us today at :

    (972)403-9004 for a free fire damage estimate.

    Restoring your Home or Business after a fire loss

    3/7/2019 (Permalink)

    When your home or business has a fire or smoke damage no matter the source time is most important.

    There are 4 types of smoke:

    Wet smoke- Plastics and Rubbers

    Dry smoke- Paper and wood

    Protein- Produced by evaporation of material rather than from fire.

    Fuel Oil Soot-Furnace Puff Backs

    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 and that can linger for years on end.

    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. 

    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 over 25 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

    Your first call after a water damage should be to SERVPRO of Plano

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    Our SERVPRO team is ready when you call us.

    SERVPRO has proven to be the "Best in the business"

    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 Plano customers.

    Call SERVPRO today at 972-403-9004

    SERVPRO knows how to take care of your Commercial loss

    3/7/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO Commercial Services

    Commercial property and business services are available to you 24 hours a day. 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

    All of our crew members are trained and certified in Fire, Smoke and Water mitigation services.

    Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity by you or your employees. 

    When the need arises for Professional cleaning, Fire damage, Water damage, Bio-remediation, 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.

    Below is a list of services that SERVPRO can offer to you:

    • 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

    If you have Have Questions Please Call SERVPRO of Plano  @ 972-403-9004

    When damage strikes your home

    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 SERVPRO of Plano's reconstruction 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.
    • Preform an emergency packout
    • 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 as well as rebuilding your property.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

    Water Damage and your property

    3/4/2019 (Permalink)

    Do you have water damage in Plano home?

    Most people can go a lifetime with out not having a water damage to their property, but a few will encounter a water damage to their property.

    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.

    SERVPRO of Plano is here to help you and your family call us today.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

    SERVPRO knows how to help you with your commercial property

    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 above the ceiling had frozen due to this sudden winter weather in our area and causing major damage to his commercial property.

    Several suites/offices 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.  Our technician's know how to dry out these suites.

    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.

    Odor Removal Services

    2/18/2019 (Permalink)

    Odor Removal and Deodorization services.

    As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Plano is trained to identify and attempt to eliminate offensive odors in your home or business.

    These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside of a structure and sometimes can be difficult to determine where it originated. Odors can range from cooking, dead animal, smoking, food.

    SERVPRO of Plano has two Bio Recovery technicians on staff that have been licensed to mitigate these situations. 

    SERVPRO of Plano is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service. We're dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster with training,equipment, and experience to respond to your restoration or cleaning needs.

    24-hour Emergency Service Faster to Any Size Disaster.

    Highly Trained Bio Recovery Staff.

    A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry. Locally Owned and Operated.

    Advanced Restoration and Cleaning equipment.

    Have Questions? Call Us Today at (972)403-9004

    SERVPRO Will Be There for your WATER DAMAGE

    2/18/2019 (Permalink)

    Any Water damage made to your Home or Business Call SERVPRO!!!

    SERVPRO of Plano is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service.

    SERVPRO technician's and office staff are all background checked.  Our SERVPRO  team is the Best in the Business.  SERVPRO values the on going training that we provide our team member's.

    We’re dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster with the training, equipment, and experience to respond to your restoration or cleaning needs.

    24-Hour Emergency Service Faster to Any Size Disaster Highly Trained Restoration Technicians A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry Locally Owned and Operated Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment.

    Have Questions? Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

    Texas storms

    2/14/2019 (Permalink)

    Storms in North Texas can pop up at any time mostly when you least expect them. 

    When the storms hit and it rains for days or rains a lot in a few hours run off is the main concern. 

    Run off can cause immediate flooding which can intrude your home or business.

    Water will usually enter through the foundation or windows and doors. When this occurs the water is now considered dirty water due  to the fact that there is unknown contaminants in the water. If this water intrudes your home or business all of the flooring and contents would need to be disposed of due to contamination 

    SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the experienced Technicians to walk you through this type of disaster. Our crews are IICRC and ADS trained and certified.

    Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at 903-893-7166.

    Hair Salon has flooded

    2/14/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was contacted by the property manager of this large strip center on Sunday morning. The employees had arrived to work, opened the door and were standing in about an inch to two inches of water throughout their salon.

    Water from the hot water heater had leaked out overnight and had saturated most all of the hair salon rooms. Multiple types of flooring was involved as well.

    Our technicians arrived onsite in an hour and started the extraction process. After the standing water was extracted, baseboards were removed to expedite the drying process. 

    Then all of the air movers and dehumidifiers were placed throughout the building. This was a commercial property that had commercial carpeting as well with no pad under it.

    The property is drying to standards and soon they will have the baseboards reattached and the carpet cleaned.

    If you happen to go to work and find yourself in this type of situation, please contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004.

    Bio Certified Recovery Technicians

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    Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.

    Failure to properly handle and safely remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

    SERVPRO of Plano Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

    Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Plano Professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Plano Professionals can help with: Remediation & Cleanup BIOHAZARD, VANDALISM, & CRIME SCENE.

    Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of Plano Professionals offerfast, reliable biohazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanup and remediation services to residential and commercial property owners.* Bloodborne Pathogens* Crime Scene Residues* Arson* Vandalism* Sewage Backups* Black Water Intrusions BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS SERVPRO of Plano Professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death.

    SERVPRO of Plano thoroughly cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes the structure.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano today at :(972)403-9004

    When Fire Damages your property

    2/4/2019 (Permalink)

    When an unexpected fire from a candle starts in your home you can count on SERVPRO of Plano to assist you in making sure you and your most valuable investment is handled with the upmost of care.

    SERVPRO of Plano has the trained and certified technicians and who's only concern is making sure that your home or business is cleaned to pre loss condition. 

    SERVPRO has our own products that are produced by our chemist at our corporate office.  These products have been tested for only one thing and that's for cleaning fire damage losses. We train our crew's on the precise use of the products in order to clean the soot from your walls and ceiling's. SERVPRO also has the deodorization skill's to help with most of your odor's that can develop due to smoke damages.

    Give SERVPRO a call today for your estimate at:972-403-9004

    Winter Storms can cause damage

    1/31/2019 (Permalink)

    Storms during the winter can cause major damage to your home and your personal belongings.

    The main damage caused by winter storms is frozen pipes.  When frozen pipes occur most of the time it is unseen damage until the water saturates the drywall material.  When the water comes out of the pipes the damage can be very extensive to all of the building material and to your personal belongings.

    Your first call should be to SERVPRO of Plano.  Our technicians will arrive onsite go over our procedure with you and immediately start the extraction of the water. The carpet is extracted the pad is pulled out and the carpet is then dried in place.  Sometimes depending on the severity of the water damage we might need to expedite the drying process by pulling baseboards and drilling small holes to further the airflow.

    For your no obligation estimate give SERVPRO of Plano a call today at 972-403-9004

    Storms and heavy rains

    1/31/2019 (Permalink)

    Heavy rains storms hit our area of Texas every year around March and April and as last as May.  Each year the rain continues for days.  The deluge of rain will fill our ponds and then the ponds overflow.

    When the rains do not stop for days there is usually no where for the rain to go so it starts backing up into customers homes and business's causing extensive damage.  

    Your first call should be to SERVPRO of Plano.  Our technicians are certified and train in water mitigation and are IICRC certified to know where the water has traveled.  The technician assigned to your water loss walks you through every step that he will be doing until your property is dried down to the IICRC standards.

    Give our office a call today at 972-403-9004

    SERVPRO has the right equipment for any size job

    1/30/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano has all of the right equipment for any size job large or small.  Our technicians come prepared for any emergency damage situation you might have encountered. We are here to help walk you through every emergency situation that you might encounter. 

    The majority of our employee's have been with SERVPRO of Plano for more than 10 years and these employee's say that the best part of their job is helping customer's during their water or fire damages. 

    SERVPRO of Plano believes in offering our SERVPRO family any training they need to keep them up to date with the constant changes in the restoration business.

    Our technicians trucks are always ready to service you and your needs.

    Call us today at 972-403-9004

    When you have an emergency Fire or Water Damage

    1/30/2019 (Permalink)

    When Water or Fire damage strike you home or business time matters!

    SERVPRO of Plano will respond to your call within one hour and report onsite within 4 hours and have a report to your adjuster in eight hours.  Our staff is all highly trained and certified in our procedures.

    SERVPRO technicians has all been sent to IICRC training and know the process of how water travels and what to test for dryness. From the moment that your call comes into our office everything is done electronically meaning your home and everything about your loss is in a program call drybook.  When drying is completed your job file is uploaded to your adjuster and you are ready for your re-build.

    Give us a call today at 972-403-9004 for your estimate.

    When you have an emergency Fire or Water Damage

    1/30/2019 (Permalink)

    When Water or Fire damage strike you home or business time matters!

    SERVPRO of Plano will respond to your call within one hour and report onsite within 4 hours and have a report to your adjuster in eight hours.  Our staff is all highly trained and certified in our procedures.

    SERVPRO technicians has all been sent to IICRC training and know the process of how water travels and what to test for dryness. From the moment that your call comes into our office everything is done electronically meaning your home and everything about your loss is in a program call drybook.  When drying is completed your job file is uploaded to your adjuster and you are ready for your re-build.

    Give us a call today at 972-403-9004 for your estimate.

    Unattended water can cause mold growth

    1/28/2019 (Permalink)

    When a home suffers a water damage event that has been left unattended, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in as little as 48-72 hours.

    Our technicians are trained to look for mold while mitigating a water loss.

    If you suspect that your Plano home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Plano can inspect, assess and remediate your property. 

    Do not leave the mold untouched. 

    Become mold aware! The more that you know about MOLD growth the better off you are.

    SERVPRO of Plano is here to help 24/7

    Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by contacting our office.

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

    "Mold Remediation"

    1/28/2019 (Permalink)

    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.

    The Mold Remediation Process

    Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. 

    1. Emergency Contact - (972)403-9004
    2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
    3. Mold Containment
    4. Air Filtration
    5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
    6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

    SERVPRO is Faster to any size Disaster

    1/28/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano has the resources to handle storms and disasters.

    SERVPRO of Plano is proud to be a part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and to have an elite Disaster Recovery Team within our repertoire.

    The elite large-loss specialists are prequalified to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

    At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

    • 2018 Hurricane Michael
    • 2017 California wildfires
    • 2017 Hurricane Irma
    • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
    • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
    • 2015 Tornado in Moore, Oklahoma
    • 2015 Carolina floods
    • 2014 Polar Vortex
    • 2013 Boulder, Colorado Flooding
    • 2012 Super Storm Sandy
    • 2010 Nashville Floods

    Should a storm or major event strike, call (972)403-9004

    Let our SERVPRO family take care of your family

    1/28/2019 (Permalink)

    The team that works and plays together

    With offices across the country, technicians nationally certified and a factory that makes patented cleaning products SERVPRO is not a small company by any meaning of the word. SERVPRO of Plano, however, distinguishes itself by being a franchise that has all of the means of a large corporation, while maintaining a family owned feeling.

    The Owners Kim and John Beres are second generation owners and are “nothing short of amazing”. The team here at SERVPRO of Plano is truly bonded like family. Most of our employees have worked with SERVPRO for over 10 years. When disaster strikes and your family is in need of help, call ours. 24/7/365 we don't stop until we've made it "Like it never even happened."

    (972) 403-9004.  

    Faster to any size Disaster

    1/28/2019 (Permalink)

    Faster than the speed of light, your SERVPRO of Plano team.

    SERVPRO of Plano works hard to be faster to any disaster. How fast is fast you may ask? Our work from start to finish, that is from the time you call our office to the moment the work is finished and we hand in the bill, is on average about 5 days. What does that look like in real life? Say your water heater broke just as you got to work on Monday morning. You call SERVPRO of Plano at (972) 403-9004 right away. Within 4 hours we’re on site placing equipment and on the fifth day, Friday, your home is dry. Is this the case for every job? Certainly not, but the dedication to exceptional work and the importance of restoring your home in a timely manner remain exactly the same.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

    Three Reasons Not to Wait for an Adjuster

    1/28/2019 (Permalink)

    3 Reasons Not to Wait for an Adjuster to Visit Before Restoring Your Home

    After your home in Plano, Texas, has sustained water damage due to a flood, flood insurance often requires an adjuster to come to your home to assess the damage that has been done. However, waiting to restore your home until after an adjuster comes to your home after a STORM is often not necessary for several reasons.

    1. Adjusters Are Busy

    Once a natural disaster has occurred, insurance companies immediately begin to work with their customers to help them restore their homes. However, the demand for an adjuster to visit homes can mean you’ll be waiting to see an adjuster. Waiting to begin making major fixes to your home isn’t necessary, and you can document the damage that has been done by taking photographs and saving receipts. 

    2. You Won’t Lose Money Cleaning Up

    Although you might be tempted to leave your home exactly as it is after it has sustained FLOOD damage, you will not receive less compensation if you start the cleanup process quickly. It is likely that you will want or need certain items removed from your home before your flood insurance company sends an adjuster to visit your home, and this is okay. Documenting the cleanup process can help to ensure you are fairly compensated for your losses.

    3. Your Home Could Become More Damaged

    Minor issues in your home can quickly become major issues if they are not fixed in a timely manner. Structural damage, mold damage and more can occur if your home is not dried out and if standing water is not removed. In order to save yourself from having to spend more money, time and effort in restoring your home, it’s often wise to start the restoration process quickly.

    Knowing that you do not have to wait for your flood insurance company to send an adjuster to your home before beginning the restoration process might help you save money and protect your home. As you start the restoration process, many people find it helpful to work with professionals in water damage cleanup and restoration.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

    MOLD remediation Process

    1/25/2019 (Permalink)

    If Water is left unattended it can cause very serious issues for your business or home. 

    You must take immediate care of a water loss. The longer water sits on materials the less of a chance to restore these items back to normal.

    SERVPRO acts fast to save your home or business.

    Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health effects.

    Mold can spread quickly through your Dallas home or business in as little as 48 hours.

    If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

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

    Understanding Mold issues

    1/25/2019 (Permalink)

    Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

    Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

    •  24 Hour Emergency Services
    •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
    •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises.

    Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 903-893-7166

    Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

    SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our training and certifications.

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166

    SERVPRO can mitigate Storm Damage

    1/23/2019 (Permalink)

    Why Choose SERVPRO of Plano?

    We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

    We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

    We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

    As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Plano has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

     We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

    In addition to our own resources, we can access equipment and personnel from over 1,700 Franchises across the state and country. We can even call upon strategically located Disaster Restoration Teams for catastrophic storms and major events.

    Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

    As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Plano is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major storm or flood event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at (972)-403-9004

    Why use your local SERVPRO

    1/23/2019 (Permalink)

    Why Choose SERVPRO of Plano?

    We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

    We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

    We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

    As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Plano has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

     We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

    In addition to our own resources, we can access equipment and personnel from over 1,700 Franchises across the state and country. We can even call upon strategically located Disaster Recovery Teams for catastrophic storms and major events.

    Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

    As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Plano is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major storm or flood event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004

    Large or Small SERVPRO is here to help!

    1/23/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano has over 25 years of experience restoring homes and commercial properties affected by storm damage and flash floods in North Texas.

     We are Emergency Restoration Service Experts.  Our franchise has traveled to emergency storm events around the country such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey.  We have also helped restore communities affected by tornadoes and those needing hail damage repair.

    During a Plano storm, we respond immediately.  When a storm occurs in our home of Plano and our surrounding areas, our office activates its disaster cleanup services.  

    We ready our specialized equipment and prepare our entire office to respond to storm damaged properties. Our office has worked with damages of all sizes, from homes to high-rise apartments and office buildings.

    Our storm services include emergency roof tarp, fire or water emergency, board up, debris removal, and flood restoration services.  After the storm passes, we provide roof restoration and reconstruction services.

    SERVPRO of Plano is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  We provide 24-hour emergency dispatch for any kind of storm emergency in the Plano and surrounding areas.  As a locally owned and operated business, we care about our home of Plano.

    We respond to all residential and commercial restoration emergencies with storm damage, large or small.  Call us any time.  We’re ready to help!

    Have Storm or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today (972) 403-9004

    Frozen Pipes

    1/22/2019 (Permalink)

    Winter weather can bring about more issues than just slippery roads and a sidewalk to shovel.

    If you live where temperatures sink below freezing level,you are also at risk for frozen pipes and ice dams, which can create a major disaster at your home or property.

    FROZEN PIPES Frozen pipes are often those exposed to the cold weather, such as those outside your house, or in cold areas such as basements,attics, garages or kitchen cabinets.

    A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage.

    A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.

    To prevent pipes from freezing, here are a few steps you can take, according to The American Red Cross. Be sure to completely drain water from swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses.

    Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air circulate near the plumbing. When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.

    Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night.

    ICE DAMS Ice dams can be a little-known,but major problem during the snowy season. They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof ’s shingles and into the structure’s interior areas, as well as causing gutters and shingles to move or fall.

    Icicles can be an initial sign of an ice dam, according to Travelers.com. Tospot ice dams inside, “check for water stains or moisture in your attic or along the ceiling of exterior walls of your house. Water stains or moisture maybe an indication that an ice dam has formed and water has penetrated the roof membrane.

    Removing an ice dam as soon as it is found is vital to helping prevent damage to your property and can be done using heated cables, a roof shovel or calcium chloride ice melter.

    If winter weather causes water damage to your property, Contact SERVPRO of Plano we are only a call away, 24/7, ready to restore to pre loss condition.

    972-403-9004

    Heating Safety Tips

    1/8/2019 (Permalink)

    Heating Safety Tips:

    1) Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or a portable space heater.

    2) Have a three foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters. Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.

    3) Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

    4) Test smoke alarms monthly. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel. Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.

    If your property does suffer fire or smoke damage Please contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 for your free estimate.

    MOLD DAMAGE in my home

    12/20/2018 (Permalink)

    We Are The Best At Identifying Mold And Restoring Your Plano Home.

    SERVPRO of Plano provides fast and cost-effective mold remediation care for homeowners across the local area.

    There are numerous species of fungi that cause mold damage in Plano and elsewhere across the United States, each with a different growth pattern and biological structure than its relatives.

    Identifying mold damage in your home may not always be a clear-cut task, as some types of mold may not fit the standard bill of a green, fuzzy patch that slowly expands outward.

    Here are some tips SERVPRO inspectors have learned over the years that might help you identify a colony before it gets out of hand.

    Look For Discoloration Of Any Kind 
    Not all mold damage in Plano is green. Some types of mold are black, brown, white, yellow, or even something else entirely. However, you should still be able to identify color differences between the fungus and whatever it has started to grow on if you look close enough. If the wall is painted green but a small section appears to be off-color, use a magnifying glass or look closer to see if that patch has any unusual textures. Be careful not to touch any part of your home that you suspect has mold growing on it.

    Watch For Polka Dots 
    Many types of mold appear as “polka dots” across a surface, as small patches develop in multiple areas at once. This can be a critical point in time to call in SERVPRO, as without fast action, these patches can grow and spread outward to become one massive colony. Look for these polka dots on clothing and other objects nearby, as they may also be affected.

    Use Your Nose 
    While most colonies can only be smelled once they reach a significant size, some species of mold may produce strong odors even in their infancy. Look out for musty or foul odors in any area that you suspect could be harboring mold growth.

    SERVPRO of Plano provides fast and cost-effective mold remediation care for homeowners across the local area. Call SERVPRO as soon as you identify a problem at (972) 403-9004.

    Post Construction Cleaning Services

    12/4/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO HAS A REPUTATION BUILT ON TRUST.

    * Over 1700 Franchises Nationwide.

    * Serving America Since 1967.

    *Trusted by over 600 Insurance companies.

    *Nationwide Large Loss Response Team.

    *Guaranteed 24-hour Emergency Response.

    SERVPRO of Plano provides fast, thorough service to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done as quickly as possible. And do not forget, SERVPRO of Plano provides 24-hour emergency mitigation cleanup and restoration services for Water, Mold and Smoke Damages.

    SERVPRO of Plano also provides dehumidification as part of our post-construction service.  If you think you might need to deal with a moisture issue, let us give you the help you need. 

    We are trained to respond quickly and to do the job right the first time.

    The first impression you make is when your buyer opens the door to their new home for the first time. Rely on SERVPRO of Plano to make you look Great! Call us today at (972-403-9004).

    Water Damage can cause major damage

    11/1/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano arrived onsite to a Water Damage due to an ongoing leak from the portable AC window unit that was going out.

    This home has not been occupied and the damaged occurred over a few weeks to a month time frame.  The Paint is bubbled the baseboards have damage and the carpet and pad will need to be pulled and replaced. If you start the dry out on your property you most likely will be able to salvage the walls,carpeting and pad. 

    Most insurance companies require you to mitigate your water damage loss to your property as soon as you find the water intrusion. 

    SERVPRO of Plano has the Certified Technicians on staff to handle your WATER damage loss and we would love the opportunity to help you and your family.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 for your Water Damage needs. #SERVPROofplanowaterdamage

    Water Damage from a broken pipe

    10/29/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano had dispatched our Technicians to assist a homeowner with a very large WATER DAMAGE due to a pipe break in the upper level of the home.

    The homeowners were home in bed the night this had happened and acted very quickly to shut off the water at the curb.

    This home had suffered ceiling collapse as well as damage to their personal property.

    SERVPRO of Plano assisted the homeowner in drying the furniture and personal Family Photo's. 

    After SERVPRO extracted the standing water we cut the wet walls out we placed drying equipment to expedite the drying process.

    The homeowner was very happy with our Crew that responded in the middle of the night.

    If SERVPRO of Plano can assist yo or your family please give us a call.

    Call SERVPRO of PLANO today for an estimate at:

    972-403-9004

    Storms cause a Water Damage to a school

    9/27/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano is onsite extracting water from a commercial property that suffered a flood from clogged rain gutters.

    The commercial rain gutters could not keep up with the downpour of rain that had hit our area for a week straight. 

    The water had penetrated just about all of the halls in this school as well as most of the carpeted areas such as the library and lounge. 

    The cove base had to be pulled and holes drilled in some areas to help with the drying process.

    The Principle and school staff were so impressed with SERVPRO of Plano and our Highly trained Technicians.

    We were onsite in an hour and started the extraction. Two hours later they were setting up the drying equipment.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 today with any of your WATER, FIRE or SMOKE DAMAGE needs. #SERVPROtechsarethebest

    WHAT to do until help arrives?

    9/26/2018 (Permalink)

    A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems.

    Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors.  Most all of the homes contents will often need a thorough professional cleaning.

    If your home or business suffers a fire, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent further damage until SERVPRO of Plano arrives.

    The following tips may help reduce damage and increase chances of a successful restoration.

    WHAT TO DO

    * Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.

    * Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.* Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

    * If electricity is off, empty freezer/refrigerator completely and propdoors open to help prevent odor.

    * Wipe soot from chrome kitchen/bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.

    * If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls,holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.

    * Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

    WHAT NOT TO DO

    * Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of PlanoThe Professionals.

    *Don’t attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO of Plano.

    *Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets,radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.

    * Do not consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water, as they may be contaminated.

    *If ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fans. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock,and air movement may create secondary damage.* Don’t send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may setin smoke odor.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano today for an estimate at:972-403-9004

    Lightning Strikes a local home and cause's major damage

    9/20/2018 (Permalink)

    With upcoming storms this week Please be aware of Lightning strikes to your Home or Business.

    SERVPRO of Plano is here to help walk you through the very difficult time of assessing your damages. 

    Here you will see how much debris is left when lightning struck a roof.

    SERVPRO starts immediately cleaning up the sheetrock and insulation, pulling wet carpet and pad then we inventory box and pack, remove and secure all of your treasured contents. 

    Contents are then hand cleaned, Ozoned to remove smoke odor and then re-boxed with new material, labeled and stored in our climate controlled facility until your home is rebuilt. SERVPRO of Plano works directly with you the Homeowner and your Insurance company to get you back into your home as soon as possible.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today to help with your FIRE or WATER DAMAGE needs 972-403-9004 #SERVPROofplano #SERVPROcleansfires

    SERVPRO of Plano supports First Responders Bowl

    9/19/2018 (Permalink)

    The 2019 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is set! WKU Football will play Western Michigan Football on Dec. 30th at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Grab your tickets and join us for kickoff at 11:30 a.m. in Dallas, TX.

    SERVPRO of Plano invites all of our followers to Attend 2019 SERVPRO First Responders Bowl. 

    This is SERVPRO of Plano's way of Thanking our First Responders for their hard work and dedication to all of us through out the year.

    This is just a small gesture from every SERVPRO we truly can not Thank our First Responders enough.

    These First Responders put their lives on the line every day for us!

    Contact our office at 972-403-9004 if you are wanting tickets to the game.

     Thank you for your support!

    SERVPRO of Plano supports Local Sports in our community

    9/18/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano supports our Local Little League Teams!

    We believe anytime that we can work with the children in our community we set an example for our youth. 

    With a minimal amount of time and monetary donations these children have the best time and are out in the nice fresh air doing a fun and Healthy activity.

    We are so very proud of the Dragonitas! 

    SERVPRO of Plano loves to support our community in any way possible.

    Our staff loves to volunteer for any up coming events as needed.

    SERVPRO of Plano would like to Thank our Local Little League Teams for allowing us into your club.

    We look forward to working with the Little League Teams again in the spring time.  

    #SERVPROofplano#girlssoftball#dragonitas

    MOLD GROWTH in your property

    8/6/2018 (Permalink)

    DEFENSE AGAINST MOLD GROWTH:

    Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions.

    Most of the time mold growth in a home or commercial property can goes unnoticed for a very long extended time until someone spots it or starts to smell .

    Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent. Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations. Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.

    Keep gutters and drains clear of debris. Respond to all water intrusions immediately.

    Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building and perform necessary maintenance.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold. 972-403-9004

    It's the WATER that you don't see that will cause the most damage

    7/30/2018 (Permalink)

    It's The WATER that you don't see: 

    Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.

    The key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property.

    SERVPRO of Plano Professionals have the equipment,training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur.

    The proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense during a fire or water loss.

    When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted onto perform.

    SERVPRO of Plano Professional Technicians will answer your call with fast action and a full arsenal of drying equipment. Here area few of the tools used by your local SERVPRO of Plano.

    Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets,baseboards and walls.

    Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials.

    The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing SERVPRO of Plano Professionals to monitor the drying process.

    Thermohygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity.

    When armed with this information, SERVPRO of Plano Professionals can calculate and create an environment most conducive to drying. When facing a contaminated water loss, it is not only important to dry the structure, but the structure must also be disinfected and often deodorized.

    Ultra Low-Volume (ULV) Foggers(pictured below) will atomize liquid deodoraizing agents, producing a finemist that can easily penetrate the sitewhere odor-causing residues may accumulate.This device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other hard-to-reach areas.

    Thermal Foggers dispense solvent based products by creating a dense fog. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that attach to and neutralize odor causing particles to deodorize structures,garments,automobiles and other places where cleaning cannot reach.

    The bottom line is SERVPRO of Plano Professionals have the training and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”

    Call us today at 972-403-9004

    Very extensive and dangerous Garage Fire

    7/18/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was called out to a large garage FIRE/WATER Damage. Once onsite our supervisor Consoled the homeowner and walked them step by step through the whole process.

    Our crew started the extraction process first and then proceeded to begin the fire damage and deodorization restoration process.

    SERVPRO has a standard that we live up to and that is the 1-4-8 pledge.

    Contact the homeowner in one hour dispatch crew. Within 4 hours and have a report of the loss to the adjuster with in 8 hours.

    Our SERVPRO TEAM works 24-7 to complete these large losses and are proud to say we value each and everyone of our clients.#SERVPROofplanofirecleanupteam.

    Call us today if you need our assistance 972-403-9004

    Summer Safety tips for you and your family

    7/17/2018 (Permalink)

    During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged.

    When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness.

    It is important to know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness, and recommended first aid steps.

    Some of these symptoms and steps are listed below.

    –Heat Exhaustion
    Symptoms:

    Heavy sweating
    Weakness
    Cool, pale, clammy skin
    Fast, weak pulse
    Possible muscle cramps
    Dizziness
    Nausea or vomiting
    Fainting
    First Aid:

    Move person to a cooler environment
    Lay person down and loosen clothing
    Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of the body as possible.
    Fan or move victim to air conditioned room
    Offer sips of water
    If person vomits more than once, seek immediate medical attention.


    –Heat Stroke
    Symptoms:

    Altered mental state
    One or more of the following symptoms: throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, shallow breathing
    Body temperature above 103°F
    Hot, red, dry or moist skin
    Rapid and strong pulse
    Faints, loses consciousness
    First Aid:

    Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal.
    Move the victim to a cooler, preferably air-conditioned, environment.
    Reduce body temperature with cool cloths or bath.
    Use fan if heat index temperatures are below the high 90s. A fan can make you hotter at higher temperatures.
    Do NOT give fluids.

    Hoarding in homes

    7/12/2018 (Permalink)

    For over 20 years we’ve been in the business of assisting residents.

    We take questions and calls from people of all kinds of hoarder-related service requirements.

    Our business is not to judge people, instead, we’re in the business of assisting people with finding solutions.

    Getting a customer’s environment restored back to a living condition that is suitable so that they feel comfortable once again is our main goal.

    SERVPRO of Plano will show up on the day that has been scheduled and that is a good time for you.

    We listen carefully to your requests and treat each cleaning job that we do as a completely unique customer experience.

    Over the years we have provided services to hundreds of customers and handled the requests of our clients for a thoughtful and discreet crew to handle all of their belongings. We ask you to participate in making the decisions for what stays and what goes from a site if you wish.

    SERVPRO of Plano will not just go into a house affected by hoarding conditions and start throwing things out.

    Underneath the piles of clutter and confusion, there are actually items that are valuable and important that you will want to keep.

    Our understanding of this reality and our great attention to details is what puts SERVPRO of Plano in a category that is ABOVE and BEYOND our competitors.

    Our cleaners will package, transport as well as store items while removing unwanted items during the remediation process.

    Give SERVPRO of Plano a call for our compassionate, discreet, respectful and certified hoarding cleanup services.
    972-403-9004

    FIREWORKS will cause damage

    7/5/2018 (Permalink)

    It has happened plenty of times... especially when there is debris in the gutters, like dried leaves and twigs. SERVPRO of Plano has cleaned up many fires each year caused by fireworks.

    Just because it is an asphalt roof shingle, doesn't mean it won't catch fire... just think... what is asphalt? It is a petroleum based product, on a hot roof, and if it then comes in contact with sparks from a firework, you potentially have a problem.

    Fireworks were also banned in central Texas this year due to the extremely dry/drought conditions. 72% of Texas is in the highest drought category this year.... whew!

    Most of the area cities also cancelled their public firework displays due to the extreme fire danger.

    If a FIRE strikes your home call the professionals SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004.

    SERVPRO is trained to mitigate Biohazard, Vandalism and Crime Scene Cleanup Services

    7/5/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano has several staff members that are certified in the National Institute of Decontamination Services through ABRA.

    Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO Of Plano professionals offer fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

    Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

    SERVPRO of Plano professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO Of Plano professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. SERVPRO Of Plano professionals can help with

    • Blood borne Pathogens
    • Crime Scene Residues
    • Arson
    • Vandalism
    • Sewage Backups
    • Black Water Intrusions 
    • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

    State and local regulations vary.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano professionals for 24-hour Emergency Service. (972)-403-9004

    Enjoy your Summer and Celebrate Safely

    7/2/2018 (Permalink)

    Summer is a time to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends,but it is also important to keep safety in mind throughout the Summer.

    Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family safe all summer long.

    When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.n When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks.

    Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks. Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area.

    Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire. Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.

    Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline)away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.

    SERVPRO of Plano wishes you a safe and happy summer!

    972-403-9004

    EXTREME heat can be dangerous

    6/26/2018 (Permalink)

    We are in the full on time of Summer- it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat in the coming months.

    SERVPRO provides helpful hints:

    Heat affects all people, but especially the young, elderly, sick, and overweight.

    Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas due to the heat island effect.

    According to the EPA, “the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50–90°F hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces—often in more rural surroundings—remain close to air temperatures.” These surface heat islands are strongest during the day when the sun is shining, while the atmospheric heat islands are more likely after sunset “due to the slow release of heat from urban infrastructure.”

    Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several things you can do to prepare for and prevent extreme heat from affecting you. If possible, stay indoors in air conditioning. Be sure to check on your pets who may be outdoors or bring them inside. Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake.

    If you must go outside, wear loose fitting, light-colored clothing, and be sure to apply sunscreen often. Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which are heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, and clammy skin; nausea or vomiting; and fainting, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life threatening. Signs of heat stroke are a high body temperature (103°+), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool. Reduce body temperature with cool, wet cloths or a bath. Do not give a person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency (CDC). If you live in a humid climate, be aware of the heat index. The heat index factors in the humidity, which can make the temperature feel 15° hotter.

    Extreme heat is a serious danger.

    CARBON MONOXIDE

    6/19/2018 (Permalink)

    CARBON MONOXIDE:

    A Silent Killer You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels, it can kill a person in minutes.

    Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide, or CO,is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas,created when fuels, like gasoline, wood,coal, natural gas and propane burn incompletely.According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning.

    It is estimated another 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to CO poisoning.All people and animals are at risk for CO poisoning, with some groups—including unborn babies, infants, and people with chronic heart disease,anemia, or respiratory problems—being more susceptible to the effects of carbon monoxide. An excess of CO, leading to CO poisoning, can result from faulty furnaces or other heating appliances, portable generators, water heaters,clothes dryers, or idling cars left running in garages.Taking some basic, precautionary steps can help eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Protect yourself by reviewing the following tips, provided by the United States Fire Administration. Have fuel-burning appliances, like oil and gas furnaces, gas or kerosene heaters, fireplaces, and wood stoves inspected by a trained professional every year. Open the damper for proper ventilation before using a fireplace.

    Never use your oven or stovetop to heat your home. Make sure all fuel-burning vented equipment is vented to the outside to avoid CO poisoning. Keep the venting for exhaust clear and unblocked. If you need to warm a vehicle,remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Never run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not blocked with snow, ice, or other materials.

    Make sure vents for the dryer,furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow and other debris. Only use barbecue grills outside,away from all doors, windows,vents, and other building openings.Some grills can produce CO gas.Never use grills inside the home or the garage, even if the doors are open. Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows, vents, and other building openings to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the home.

    SERVPRO is always Faster to any size DISASTER!

    6/19/2018 (Permalink)

    Mitigation requires quick action and attention!

    The faster  SERVPRO of Plano arrives on-site to perform fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, the better the results—including lower claim costs.

    Within four hours of loss notification,  SERVPRO of Plano will be on-site to help ensure a fire damage is handled by utilizing the following services.

    Structural Cleaning After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning.

    SERVPRO of Plano will pretest to determine the extent of damage, then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your insured’s structure.

    Contents Cleaning All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. SERVPRO of Plano can provide wet or dry cleaning services.

    Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to pre loss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more.

    Finally, SERVPRO of Plano can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items for your insured. SERVPRO of Plano provides specialized services that rid your insured’s home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO of Plano does not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. 

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

    SERVPRO of Plano celebrates National Flag Day

    6/14/2018 (Permalink)

    U.S. Flag Day

    Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

    The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

    In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, 110[4] is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the president's discretion to officially proclaim the observance. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale. New York Statutes designate the second Sunday in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.

    Perhaps the oldest continuing Flag Day parade is in Fairfield, Washington. Beginning in 1909 or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since, with the possible exception of 1918, and celebrated the "Centennial" parade in 2010, along with some other commemorative events. Appleton, Wisconsin, claims to be the oldest National Flag Day parade in the nation, held annually since 1950.

    Show you'r pride by displaying you'r flag!

    When you have WATER and FIRE damages to your property time is very important

    6/5/2018 (Permalink)

    At SERVPRO of Plano our priority is returning damaged property and items to their preloss condition.

    Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client’s facilities needs to be handled by professionals who understand the importance of your tenants’ safety.

    At SERVPRO of Plano our teams are trained in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants.

    Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruptions for your tenants’ daily operations.Our experience with property management companies has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following types of facilities:

    *Multi-Level Commercial Buildings

    *Multi-Tenant Facilities

    *Shopping Malls

    *Apartment Complexes

    *Hotels

    *Industrial Facilities

    Call SERVPRO of Plano for an estimate at 972-403-9004.

    Local High School had a broken pipe causing major damage to several areas

    6/4/2018 (Permalink)

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano.

    SERVPRO of Plano was called out to our local high school on Sunday due to a pipe break in the ceiling of this building. 

    The maintenance personnel found the break and were very quick to shut off the main Water line to the property.  Water Damages such as this one do not happen between the hours of 8am and 5 pm. most Water Damages happen after business hours.  That's where our 24 hour service comes in handy for property owners.  

    The school is under construction. This pipe break saturated several class rooms, halls, bathrooms, breakroom and the cafeteria.

    Thanks to our Certified technicians we were able to extract, pull cove base and set drying equipment so that this school could continue with their remodeling project and to make sure that the school can open on time for the upcoming school year.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

    Fire Safety in you're Home or Business and how to stay safe

    5/31/2018 (Permalink)

    According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters respond to a home fire every 79 seconds.

    Simple steps can be taken throughout the home to reduce the risk of fire and injury/loss of life:

    Working smoke alarms should be found in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the building are working properly and the batteries are good?

    Be sure fire extinguishers are available on every level of the home and that each household member knows how to use them?

    Reduce the risk of fire outside of the home by removing dying or dead trees and shrubs and by keeping dry brush and debris at least 30 feet away from the home.

    Keep gutters, roof, and eaves clear of debris? Be sure any candles in the home are placed away from curtains and other furniture, as well as out of reach of children and pets.

    Consider using safer alternatives such as flameless candles.

    SERVPRO of Plano is here to help! Please call us at 972-403-9004 for a free estimate.

    Local beauty salon has broken pipes and floods the salon

    5/31/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was called out to a local business due to a PIPE BROKEN inside a wall of the building in the ceiling.

    This broken pipe flooded the majority of the 3300 sq ft building.

    SERVPRO of Plano's technicians arrived onsite within an hour and started extracting the large amount of WATER and pulled cove base. Our Technicians set up Air Movers and Dehumidifiers to expedite the drying process.  The CARPET was commercial grade so no padding was in place.

    The drying for this property took three days and the contents on the job took about 6 days due to the amount of office chairs and desks.  The contents were brought back to our facility to begin the drying process.

    When the contents were dried and the repairs were made to this property the contents could then be moved back into place.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano today for your estimate at: 972-403-9004.

    Will you be you prepared for the upcoming Hurricane season?

    5/30/2018 (Permalink)

    It may seem early, but hurricane season is currently underway.

    For the Atlantic, the season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

    The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began in mid-May and also ends November 30.

    Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. While the primary threat is in coastal areas, many inland areas can also be affected by these hazards, as well as by secondary events such as power outages as a result of high winds and landslides due to rainfall.

    Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Plan an evacuation route and your emergency plan, take inventory of your property, and take steps to protect your home or business.

    For more information and preparation tips, visit the Ready campaign website.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano if you suffer damage to your home or business.

    972-403-9004

    SERVPRO of Plano helps at a local Apartment Fires caused by a BBQ grill

    5/22/2018 (Permalink)

    Early morning apartment fire displaced several families and affected 4 apartment units in The Plano area.

    This apartment building had the entire third floor that was affected and most all had some sort of smoke or Water damage to their contents. 

    Some units were just dealing with deodorization needs while others needed much more assistance.  Four of these units had tenants that had lost just about everything they had owned.

    Thank goodness Red Cross was there to offer some assistance to the tenants and their families..

    SERVPRO of Plano was there assisting several customers with their personal belongings and will help these families any way we can. SERVPRO of Plano is available to give you a free no obligation estimate if you suffer a SMOKE/FIRE damage to your property.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano with any FIRE or WATER damage needs you might have. 972-403-9004

    Water Damage to Commercial Properties

    5/22/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was contacted by a manager at this property due to a break in a water line causing a very large area of this commercial property to become saturated. 

    The employees tried to sweep out some of the standing water from the property when they arrived at work.  This became a huge task for these employees. So the manager called his supervisor who had kept SERVPRO of Plano's phone number in his phone's contact numbers .

    SERVPRO of Plano's crews arrived onsite within an hour and started the extraction process. We extracted and placed a large amount of drying equipment. 

    This property was dry in 4 days and no time was lost at this business.

    If you find your property under water Please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004

    We can work you up an estimate before we start work.

    SERVPRO of Plano cleans local University

    5/17/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was contracted for the second year in a row to clean and sanitize over 300 dorm rooms at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University dorm rooms.

    This type of cleaning is a very extensive cleaning and can not be compared to a maid service.

    Each and every item in the dorm rooms are cleaned and sanitized.  This type of cleaning assures that the dorm rooms are healthy for the new students to start their new college year off safely.

    SERVPRO of Plano can clean anywhere from your smaller daycare centers all the way up to universities. 

    SERVPRO looks forward every year to seeing the new students and enjoyed working with the University staff.

    SERVPRO of Plano specializes in this type of service and no job is too small or too large for SERVPRO to handle.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

    Local Home in Plano catches fire from lightning strike

    5/17/2018 (Permalink)

    Storms moved through the area causing a lightning strike to a local home. 

    The damage caused all of the electronics in the home to be destroyed and busted some pipes in the attic.  This home shows what a lightning storm can do to your property.

    Lightning strikes can happen at anytime of the year and are very unpredictable.

    When something like this happens to your home SERVPRO of Plano is here to help walk you through this upsetting event in your life.

    Water came through all of the light fixtures and outlets after the pipe broke causing all the sheet rock to be saturated.  SERVPRO of Plano is on the site and  mitigating the loss.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano when Disaster strikes your home or business.  (972) 403-9004.

    Thanking our Local Fire Departments

    5/8/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano Thanked all of our Local Fire Departments for all of their hardwork and dedication to their jobs. 

    Without these great guys our community would suffer. These firefighters sacrifice everything for their jobs. These guys put their lives on the line each and every day.  We can not begin to thank them enough for what they do day in and day out.

    JB our customer service representative delivered a little treat to these wonderful firefighters and police officers at each station in the Plano area.  These guys deserve more then we at SERVPRO of Plano could ever express.  SERVPRO will always support our first responders each and every year.

    From the bottom of our hearts SERVPRO of Plano Thanks all of the firefighters.

    SERVPRO of Plano celebrates International Firefighters

    5/4/2018 (Permalink)

    THANK YOU for your SERVICE!

    INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTER'S DAY.

    On December 2, 1998, a tragic event shook the Linton Community, Australia and the world. Firefighters in Linton, Australia- a populated region in Victoria- were fighting a large bush fire and called for mutual aid. This urgent mutual aid call brought the Geelong West Fire Brigade to the scene not knowing the despair and tragedy that was in store. Garry Vredeveldt, Chris Evans, Stuart Davidson, Jason Thomas, and Matthew Armstrong all loaded into company’s truck.

    They were part of a strike team and were being sent to help extinguish the flames. As the five headed into the hot zone, the wind suddenly switched direction, engulfing the truck in flames and killing all five members. This unfortunate incident is what inspired JJ Edmondson to bring about an international holiday, called International Fire Fighters Day, to support the lives lost and dedicated fire fighters who risk their lives every day to save life and property.

    One of the most significant symbols of International Fire Fighters Day is the red and blue ribbon. This ribbon is cut precisely five centimeters long and one centimeter wide, with the two separate colors conjoined at the top. JJ Edmonson chose red and blue because the red stood for the element of fire whereas the blue would represent the element of water. Coincidentally, red and blue are also the colors recognized world-wide to signify emergency services; therefore, red and blue being the best choice of color to recognize an international holiday. The ribbon is traditionally worn on the lapel-otherwise known as the fold of fabric on a shirt- but is not limited to that certain spot. Some people may also put it on their cars visors, hats, hang them in windows or off of car mirrors, or even hang them from trees in their front lawn. The places this ribbon can be placed are plentiful- just be creative!

    The red and blue ribbon is a simple but yet effective way to show support for International Fire Fighters Day.

    SERVPRO of Plano wishes to Thank all of our First Responders.

    972-403-9004

    SERVPRO of Plano would like you to be aware of Flooding in our area

    5/3/2018 (Permalink)

    According to the National Weather Service (NOAA),

    "Approximately seventy-five percent of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding".

    NOAA lists the most common flood hazards in the United States as:

    Flash Flooding

    River Flooding

    Storm Surge and Coastal

    Inundation from Tropical and Non Tropical Systems

    Burn Scars/Debris Flaws (caused by Wildfires)

    Ice/Debris Jams

    Snowmelt

    DryWash (caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas)

    Dam Breaks/Levee Failure

    Just because you haven't experienced a flood doesn't mean you won't in the future.

    In fact 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. On average, flood cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the United States.

    When catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO of Plano is here to help during this time of need.

    We can help you prepare ahead of time with an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)  for your business.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today with any questions at (972) 403-9004

    Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism

    5/1/2018 (Permalink)

    BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS:

    SERVPRO of Plano removes and dispose's of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death.

     SERVPRO of Plano Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure. 

    SERVPRO of Plano follow's federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces. CRIME SCENE RESIDUES From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Plano can clean and restore your property and contents.

    ARSON AND VANDALISM:

    SERVPRO of Plano are recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. Your local Franchise Professional also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

    Large commercial Industrial plant water damage in Plano

    4/26/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano was called out this week to assist in extracting water in a 25,000 sq ft building that had a pipe fitting break on the sprinkler system up above the drop down ceiling.

    This small fitting caused a huge amount of water to saturate this commercial buildings main working areas such as offices, halls, workspaces.

    The employee's jumped into action trying to squeegee some of the water out of their roll up doors.  The employee's quickly realized this was to big of a job for them to handle. Our crews know the science of drying.

    SERVPRO of Plano crews worked for hours extracting water and we were setting all of the drying equipment later that day. The property owner's were very Happy that no employee's lost any amount of time at work and the business was able to stay open and operate as normal.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at :972-403-9004

    Bio hazard and Hoarding Cleaning

    4/24/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano understands How to mitigate this type of situation. 

    Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.

    A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. 

    Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Counter tops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and virtually all other surfaces are usually piled with stuff. And when there's no more room inside, the clutter may spread to the garage, vehicles, yard and other storage facilities.

    Hoarding ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, hoarding may not have much impact on your life, while in other cases it seriously affects your functioning on a daily basis.

    People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand how their beliefs and behaviors can be changed so that they can live safer, more enjoyable lives.

    Please contact SERVPRO of Plano (972)403-9004 today to let us help walk you through this situation.

    Our crews are very sensitive to each situation.

    Vandalism to Childcare and the extensive Damage left behind

    4/23/2018 (Permalink)

    Fire extinguisher dust on all contents Fire Extinguisher dust on every item!

    SERVPRO of Plano was contacted early on a Monday morning from the manager at a local daycare center. 

    The manager walked in to a huge mess!

    Vandals had entered their facility and set off 5 fire extinguishers throughout the entire facility.

    The dust from the extinguishers cover every surface on every single item in the building.

    Our SERVPRO of Plano team cleaned every single toy in their building!

    SERVPRO of Plano started on Monday and finished late Thursday. This business was open and caring for their children by Friday morning.

    Call our office today if you have a need for this type of service (972) 403-9004

    SERVPRO of Plano will work you up a free estimate during regular business hours.

    Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

    4/23/2018 (Permalink)

    The Importance of Cleaning Dryer Vents According to FEMA.

    Failure to clean home dryers causes 34% of home dryer fires. Home dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss and can even cause injury or death. To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your home, SERVPRO of Plano can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.

    Other tips for keeping your dryer vents clean from the National Fire Protection Agency include cleaning the lint filter before and after each load and making sure the outdoor vent flap will open and is not restricted by snow, a bird’s nest, or other potential obstacles.

    Please consider contacting SERVPRO of Plano

    For more information on cleaning dryer vents, contact  SERVPRO of Plano (972) 403-9004

    We are always here to help our customers!

    Bio Hazard Cleaning and restoration SERVPRO of Plano is certified

    4/23/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano is called out many times a month to clean after a bio hazard issue. 

    SERVPRO of Plano technicians are highly trained and certified.

    We are very sensitive to each and every situation.

    Our crew suits up in their Personal Protective Equipment or PPE and starts by removing all of the carpet and affected materials then SERVPRO of Plano will apply sterilant to sanitize and disinfect the area.

    Hoarding is also known as a biohazard cleanup as well.

    All contaminated items are then placed in appropriate disposal bags. A negative air is placed to help with deodorization and will run for approximately 3 days.

    SERVPRO of Plano is here to help walk you or the property owner through each step of this process. If you are in need of this service please contact SERVPRO of Plano today  (972) 403-9004

    Sparks from an Electrical outlet in wall causes damage to an apartment

    4/19/2018 (Permalink)

    Electrical Fire

    SERVPRO of Plano was called upon to help with an electrical fire loss in an apartment wall.

    This is just what can happen when a fire starts in an electrical outlet.

    Your electrical wall outlet can become to hot and overheat. Some plugs on your items may be frayed or become to hot while plugged into the outlet causing the cord to overheat and the plastic to start to melt/burn. 

    If the homeowner is not at home when this occurs it could be tragic. In order for this type of loss not to occur we suggest that you check your items that are plugged in to the wall often.

    SERVPRO of Plano is in the process of cleaning and deodorizing all contents back to normal.

    Please be safe and call SERVPRO of Plano at (972)403-9004 if you should experience this type of loss.

    We provide free estimates during business hours.

    When was the last time you cleaned your Ducts ?

    4/16/2018 (Permalink)

    Did you know your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality?

    In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

    A routine part of your local SERVPRO of Plano Professional’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money.

    Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO of Plano can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition. If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.

    The SERVPRO Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost-efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, your SERVPRO of Plano uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. n The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins. n Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container. n Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean. 

    As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns. n Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

    For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact  SERVPRO of Plano today. 972-403-9004

    We are available 24/7 for your needs.

    SERVPRO has the right Technology for every job

    4/5/2018 (Permalink)

    Technology can now be a vital tool in preparing for emergencies or disasters, as well as during or after to stay informed of the situation and in communication with others.

    From common technology you already use on a day-to-day basis to taking a few extra steps to prepare, the following will help you be ready in the event of an emergency or disaster.

    Store Information Online There are many places to store important information securely online. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox offer free way to store different types of files, from a Word document to images of important documents. Ready.gov suggests saving an electronic version of insurance policies, identification documents, medical records, and information on your pets, if necessary. Follow the News Stay informed by following agencies such as FEMA, local news channels, and local government on Twitter for the most up-to-date information in a disaster situation. You can also alert first responders if a rescue is needed through Twitter. Mark Yourself Safe The American Red Cross offers a Safe & Well check-in site to list yourself as safe or find family and friends in situations where communication is difficult to establish. Facebook also has a feature called Safety Check that is activated after natural disasters or a crisis. You will receive a notification from Facebook if you’re located in the affected area at that time. Get in Touch Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in your phone and e-mail for communication with family, friends, business contacts, and others whom you may need to get in contact with before, during, or after a disaster. Charge Up Keep a portable charger in your car and home in case of an emergency. You may need to recharge this from time to time, but you can also buy solar-powered chargers as well. Get an Emergency READY Profile® SERVPRO of Plano is proud to offer Emergency READY Profiles® (ERP) for free at ready.SERVPRO.com to help prepare you, your property, or your business for an emergency. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® for your property or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your property or business. Put help in the palm of your hand with the Ready Plan App.

    Get in touch with SERVPRO of Plano today for more information on developing an ERP for your property or business.

    SERVPRO of Plano is always here to help!

    Call us today at 972-403-9004

    Hoarding: In most cases can be a Serious Situation

    4/2/2018 (Permalink)

    “Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.

    A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.”

    Many people with hoarding disorder do not find their habits to be a problem. Hoarded items are often things others would throw away or look at as junk or garbage such as old newspapers, junk mail or packaging.

    Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. Bugs, fleas, rats and other vermin may be present, at which point an exterminator would need to be called.

    At times, hoarding may spread to outside the home as well, to storage facilities, or even the garage or yard. SERVPRO of Plano encounter hoarding situations several different ways.

    Often, SERVPRO of Plano is called for a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation when they arrive on-site. A SERVPRO Plano will communicate with the insurance company regarding their contents coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried, and stored by the SERVPRO of Plano, or relocated to a storage facility so work on the fire or water loss can begin. Another way SERVPRO of Plano encounter hoarding jobs is through calls from landlords, case workers, real estate agents, or family members, often after the death of a loved one.

    In these situations, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job. Sometimes, family members will come and try to help the hoarder sort through their contents as well. Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but SERVPRO® of Plano technicians are here to help make it

    “Like it never even happened.” If you encounter a hoarding situation at one of your properties, or with your insureds, call:

    SERVPRO of Plano has the experienced crews to help walk you through this serious situation.

    SERVPRO of Plano today 972-403-9004

    When Water Damage Strikes your property

    4/2/2018 (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 walk through of the job site 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 your local SERVPRO of Plano today. 972-403-9004 we are available 24/7 

    SERVPRO Celebrates National Vietnam Veterans Day

    3/28/2018 (Permalink)

    "The Vietnam War is a story of service members of different backgrounds, colors, and creeds who came together to complete a daunting mission.

    It is a story of Americans from every corner of our Nation who left the warmth of family to serve the country they loved. It is a story of patriots who braved the line of fire, who cast themselves into harm's way to save a friend, who fought hour after hour, day after day to preserve the liberties we hold dear. From Ia Drang to Hue, they won every major battle of the war and upheld the highest traditions of our Armed Forces."

    SERVPRO of Plano wants to Thank all Veterans for their service and for paying the ultimate price for everyone.

    SERVPRO of Plano Experienced Restoration Services

    3/26/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business.

    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 in property damage restoration.

    From initial and ongoing training at SERVPROS corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

    Backed by a nationwide system of more than 1,500 qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Plano.

    If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!972-403-9004

    Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.

    Large FIRE at assisted living home in Plano

    3/6/2018 (Permalink)

    When a fire strikes at an Assisted Living Facility SERVPRO of Plano is there to help with the damage!

    This COMMERCIAL CUSTOMER is an assisted living facility that is a four story building. The tenant has just received a grocery delivery from a local store and had the grocery sacks placed onto of the counter and stove.  The customer was unaware that the stove top knob was left in the on position.  The fire had started soon after customer left to visit a friend in the building and had come back 30 minutes late to find smoke throughout the apartment. 

    Fire was extinguished and SERVPRO of Plano was contacted by the property manager.

    This has been a Commercial Customer of our for years.  SERVPRO of Plano arrived onsite within 30 minutes of this call.  Once onsite SERVPRO of Plano technicians started the extraction of water starting on the 4th floor of this facility.  The drying process is still continuing.  The FIRE/SMOKE clean up has started working our way down cleaning each apartment.

    Most of the apartments were covered by their personal insurance for their personal property.

    If a Fire Damage happens in your building Contact SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004.

    Water and Fire Damage at local assisted living home

    3/6/2018 (Permalink)

    When a fire strikes at an Assisted Living Facility SERVPRO of Plano is there to help with the damage! 

    Water had penetrated from the fourth floor down to the first floor and every material in between was saturated. 

    Our customer has had a few water damages in the past and we are always here to help

    This commercial customer is an assisted living facility that is a four story building with over 150 individual apartments.

    The tenant has just received a grocery delivery from a local store and had the grocery sacks placed onto of the counter and stove.  The customer was unaware that the stove top knob was left in the on position.  The fire had started soon after customer left to visit a friend in the building and had come back 30 minutes late to find smoke throughout the apartment.  Fire was extinguished and SERVPRO of Plano was contacted.

    This has been a Commercial Customer of our for years.  SERVPRO of Plano arrived onsite within 30 minutes of this call.  Once onsite SERVPRO of Plano technicians started the extraction of water starting on the 4th floor of this facility.  The drying process is still continuing.  The FIRE/SMOKE clean up has started working our way down cleaning each and every apartment.

    If a Fire Damage happens in your building Contact SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004.

    The science of drying after a water damage to your property

    2/26/2018 (Permalink)

    Drying a property after a water damage needs to be done correctly and quickly.  

    SERVPRO of Plano technicians are trained in the science of psychrometrics and follow strict industry-approved standards ( IICRC ) to ensure secondary water damage is minimized.

    Psychrometry is the calculation of relative humidity and water-vapor pressures from temperature and barometric pressure. It’s also called hygrometry.

    If your home or business has a water damage, we will:

    • Inspect your property to detect any wet materials.
    • Measure the amount of moisture in the wet materials.
    • Set up professional drying equipment.
    • Monitor wet materials every day to ensure they dry properly and quickly.

    Why Drying Quickly is Important

    Materials can often dry on their own if the moisture if the moisture in the wet material moves to drier air (assuming there is drier air).  The problem with letting nature take care of drying your property is that it simply takes too long and the chances for secondary damage become high.  This is the reason we use professional drying equipment, such as air movers, dehumidifiers, and other specialty equipment, to help speed up nature.  Our technicians know the right amount of equipment and its most efficient placement to dry your structure.

    How We Monitor the Drying Process

    We will visit your property every day to check the drying status of all wet components.  We use a start-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help the speed of drying.  As areas become dry, we remove equipment.

    DryBook

    We document all drying data into a proprietary program called DryBook.  This is how we:

    • Manage industry drying requirements.
    • Provide real-time documentation of the drying process.  This documentation is given to your insurance provider, should you file a claim.
    • Validate services are executed to standard.
    • Report to all stakeholders involved.
    • Allow real-time updates.

    Our technicians have the training and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”  We’re ready to help.

    SERVPRO of Plano services Plano and all surrounding communities.  We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 403-9004.  

    SERVPRO of Plano is faster to any size disaster

    2/21/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano Professionals understand 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 quickly 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, processes and technology, SERVPRO of Plano Professionals will help remove smoke, soot and fire damage from walls, flooring and air ducts and work to restore your facility to preloss condition. 

    The leading causes of fire in a business include:

    *Cooking Equipment

    *Electrical

    *Heating units

    No matter how the fire started, SERVPRO of Plano Professionals are trained in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. 

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today for a FREE No Obligation Estimate:972-403-9004

    What Do I need to do now?

    2/21/2018 (Permalink)

    I Have A Water Damage. What Happens Now?

    We’ve helped restore many homes and businesses after a water damage. For over 24 years, we’ve responded to water damage emergency calls on a daily basis.

    We can help you, too.

    #1 Call us; we’ll be there in less than 4 hours
    SERVPRO of Plano's promise is to respond to all water damages within 4 hours of receiving a call. We will gather information about your loss and dispatch a prepared crew immediately. We offer emergency services 24/7/365.

    #2 Call your insurance (if you want to file a claim)
    While we’re on the way, give your insurance provider a call and let them know what is happening. Inform them that SERVPRO of Plano is on the way.

    #3 Extraction
    When we arrive, we will inspect the extent of the water damage and begin extracting all the water. Our crew will document all affected areas and begin the documentation process for your insurance claim (even when an insurance claim is not filed, our documentation process is still the same).

    #4 Drying and Monitoring
    Once all standing water has been extracted, we will set professional equipment to begin drying your home. We will place air movers, dehumidifiers, and possibly other specialty equipment for hard-to-reach places. We will return to your property once a day to monitor the drying process and remove equipment. For more information about our drying process, read our blog “The Science of Drying after a Water Damage.”

    #5 Restoration
    After your property is dry and clean, we will send one of our Reconstruction Project Managers to assess the damage, if any, the water caused. We will submit documentation and work with your insurance to get all necessary reconstruction approved. Once we get the green light from your insurance provider, we will repair your property.

    If you find your property has experienced a water damage, don’t despair. We’re an experienced, certified, and professional team that can help.

    SERVPRO of Plano services 
    Plano and all surrounding Dallas communities. We can be reached 24/7 at (972)403-9004.

    Celebrate National Love Your Pets Day!

    2/14/2018 (Permalink)

    NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY

    On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day.  This holiday is a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets.  This is a good day to focus on the special relationship that you have with your pets.

    Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet?  While there are more cats than dogs in the United States, more households have dogs than cats, but not by much. Pets are not limited to the canine and feline categories.  There are quite a few who prefer the companionship of birds, reptiles, fish or rats.  Whoever your pet companion is, we are sure you will enjoy spending a little extra time with them on National Love Your Pet Day and reap the benefits, as well such as stress relief and lower blood pressure.  So on February 20 (and every day) show your appreciation to your pets!

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Bring your pet a special treat, take an extra long walk or give them more attention on National Love Your Pet Day.  Whatever you decide to do, spoil and appreciate your pets! 

    When You Need a Quick Response Call on SERVPRO of Plano

    2/13/2018 (Permalink)

    As a commercial property management/Owner or professional, your clients and tenants rely on you for efficient day-to-day operations of their property.  They also depend on you to protect it. 

    SERVPRO of Plano Professionals understand there's no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact occupant safety, revenue loss and business continuity. 

    Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions and recovery costs.  You and those who depend on you will appreciate the rapid response, expertise and training that enables SERVPRO of Plano Professionals to help get your facility back into operation quickly.

    * Electronic File Documentation Complete with Loss Reports

    *24/7 Call Center

    * Large Loss Capabilities-Catastrophic Loss Response team.

    *Professional Reassurance and Consistency

    *National Accounts Guidelines ( for National Accounts Insurance Clients)

    *More than 1,700 Franchises located in North America. SERVPRO of Plano works to keep all parties involved up to date on every thing that is going on at your property 24/7.  SERVPRO has IICRC trained technicians .

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today: (972)-403-9004

    SERVPRO of Plano offers Post-Construction Cleaning Services

    2/9/2018 (Permalink)

    What is Post Construction Cleaning?

    Post construction cleaning is preformed after any reconstruction work is done at your home or business.

    Your local SERVPRO professional provides fast,thorough services to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done quickly as possible. And do not forget, SERVPRO Professionals provide 24-hour emergency mitigation, clean up and restoration services for Water, Mold and Smoke Damages.

    SERVPRO also Provides Dehumidification as part of our Post-Construction service.  If you think you might need to deal with a moister issue, let us give you the help you need.  We are trained to respond quickly and to do the job right the first time.

    The first impression you make is when your buyer opens the door to their new home for the first time. Rely on SERVPRO of Plano to make you look great!

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

    Tips to Remove Sewage Backup After Heavy Rains

    2/7/2018 (Permalink)

    Tips To Safely Remove Sewage Backup After Heavy Rains to your Property.

    Sewer backup in Plano, TX following heavy rains is not uncommon.

    This can result in just a few inches of standing water or several feet of rain water accumulating.

    Knowing how to remove this water safely and properly is important.

    You might also consider putting preventative measures in place to reduce the risk of this situation in the future.

    Taking Preventative Measures

    If you have experienced a sewer backup once, you know it is definitely something that you do not want to happen again. There are a few ways to reduce your risk:

    • Install backwater valves on any basement plumbing fixtures
    • On the house trap, ensure that all sewer trap plugs fit properly and tightly

    Removing Sewage Backup

    First and foremost, you want to shut off the electricity and gas in the space that was affected by the backup. Then, the most important part is to get all of the standing water out as quickly as possible. A sump or trash pump might be beneficial for this step in the process. Once removed, start by opening windows and doors and running fans to air out the space. Do not walk around with no shoes on your feet.

    Any items touched by the backup or black water should be thrown away due to the risk of them being contaminated. Then, start cleaning. Use appropriate cleaning solutions, such as bleach and other disinfectants. Go over all surfaces multiple times, using clean sponges or cloths so that you can avoid cross-contaminating cleaned areas. Once clean, make sure to use another fresh towel to thoroughly dry the area. As you are doing this, be careful not to track sewage or other debris to already-cleaned areas. 

    It is important that sewer backup is promptly removed to avoid additional problems. Once it is gone and restoration is completed, consider instituting preventative measures to help to decrease the chances of your home experiencing this issue in the future. 

    Call SERVPRO of Plano (972)-403-9004 

    Candle Burning Safety Tips

    2/7/2018 (Permalink)

    Here are a 10 tips to keep your home safe while using candles.

    1. Young children should be taught to stay away from lit candles. Keep lit candles out of reach of children and pets. Candle lighting is not an appropriate activity for small children, so keep all matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children. Older children can learn to use them under adult supervision.
    2. Burn candles away from drafts, other heat sources, and all flammable objects or materials. In other words, never use candles near windows or exits.
    3. Keep burning candles away from curtains, wrapping paper, combustible decorations and displays, flammable liquids, and aerosol sprays, such as hair spray, which can explode. Never allow a candle flame to touch any glass surface. Don't burn candles more than four hours at a time.
    4. Unattended candles are an invitation to disaster; so don't forget to snuff out candles before leaving the room or going to bed. Blowing candles out doesn't do the trick: Extinguish them by wetting the wick. Here are some tips for burning candles safely:
    5. Candles other than jar candles must be used in an appropriate non-tipping, non-flammable holder. Make sure that candle containers and holders are made from tempered glass or have a proper glaze. All candles should be placed on a safe, heat-resistant dry surface. If possible, place glass chimneys or shades over them. For Christmas luminaires, use 15-hour votive candles in holders, placed in paper bags filled with at least 2 inches of sand. The candle must be of a size that will allow adequate space between the candles and bag so as not to ignite the bag.
    6. Remove labels and tags from candles before burning.
    7. Keep wicks trimmed to ¼ inch at all times. This inhibits smoking and carbon build-up at the tip of the wicks and provides a cleaner burn.
    8. Sometimes a layer of liquid wax forms that causes the wick to fall to the side. To maintain an even burn, keep the wick centered. This will also protect the candleholder, since a flame that's too close for too long may crack the holder.
    9. Keep the wax pool free of foreign objects such as wick trimmings and matches. They will interfere with proper burning and are flammable.
    10. Extinguish taper or pillar candles when they get within 2 inches of their holders. Discontinue use of containers candle when ½" of wax remains.                                  If you experience a smoke damage from a candle please call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

    Household Appliances Cause Most Water Damage

    2/6/2018 (Permalink)

    Many household appliances can fail and cause a major WATER DAMAGE to your home. When this happens to your property, please contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004.

    Steps to removing water and drying your home after a failed appliance causes a flood

    Most flooding problems in homes come from the inside, rather than from a rising creek or river. In many of these cases, the problem results from a failed dishwasher or a split intake hose for a clothes washer.

    Appliance flood damage in a Plano home sounds simple, but the truth is very different. A failure of either of these machines can drop over five gallons of water on the floor every hour. SERVPRO knows that if this happens in the morning after everyone leaves for work, that means an entire, three-bedroom room can be under an inch of water before the homeowner or renter walks in to find a disaster.

    The only advantage to dealing with flooding from such an inside source is that it is clean water. There is no contamination to have to worry about, so there is no need for special protective gear and since cleaning the surfaces is not required, the overall time necessary for the job is far less as well.

    The first step we take is to stop the flow of water. If a resident has not turned off the water main, we do it immediately after arriving on the property.

    Next, we get to work removing standing water. For any amount over an inch, we start with commercial grade water pumps. These machines can empty out an average home in an afternoon, allowing us to bring in more equipment and inspect for damage to floors, carpets, and walls. If the power is out, we bring in our generators for uninterrupted electrical support.

    If there is no permanent damage, we draw out remaining water trapped on carpets and floors. Technicians use extraction wands which are designed to bring out the water without harming wood surfaces or damaging the nap of the rug. This part of the job is more time-consuming and can take up to a full day or more.

    With the water removed, we now lower the moisture levels in the surrounding air. To do so, we use dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the air. Each device can remove over twenty gallons every day depending on the humidity and size of the dehumidifier we use. We perform this task to prevent the possibility of rot or mold growth in the walls and floors.

    Drying out your home is not an easy process, but the right restoration company can do it quickly and safely. SERVPRO of Plano has decades of experience helping our neighbors put their homes back together after a flood. If you need our help, call today at (972)-403-9004.

    National backwards day

    1/31/2018 (Permalink)

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     January 31st honors everything backward.  National Backward Day is an opportunity to reverse our ways, our direction or simply our shirt.  Dessert for breakfast, perhaps? There are many ways to celebrate this fun day, so just let your imagination be your guide.  

    This day is very popular with school-aged kids, but there is no age limit on who can participate in all of the backward fun. So EVERYONE, let’s have some fun!! 

    FUN FACT:  Leonardo da Vinci wrote backward.  Not only did the artist and inventor write from right to left, but he also wrote his letters backward.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Do things backward and use #NationalBackwardDay to post on social media.

    Post-Construction Cleanup Services now offered

    1/24/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO A REPUTATION BUILT ON TRUST.

    * Over 1700 Franchises Nationwide

    * Serving America Since 1967

    *Trusted by over 600 Insurance companies

    *Nationwide Large Loss Response Team

    *Guaranteed 24-hour Emergency Response

    Your local SERVPRO Professional provides fast, thorough service to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done as quickly as possible. And do not forget, SERVPRO Professionals provide 24-hour emergency mitigation cleanup and restoration services for Water, Mold and Smoke Damages.

    SERVPRO of Plano also provides dehumidification as part of our post-construction service.  If your think you might need to deal with a moister issue, let us give you the help you need. 

    We are trained to respond quickly and to do the job right the first time.

    The first impression you make is when your buyer opens the door to their new home for the first time. Rely on SERVPRO of Plano to make you look Great! ( 972-403-9004)

    SERVPRO Knows how to deodorize

    1/24/2018 (Permalink)

    Fire damaged the bath tub Master Bath Fire

    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.

    SERVPRO of Plano Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. Any restorable item in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized, including: furniture, draperies and upholstery, electronics, art, flooring, walls, ceilings, HVAC air ducts, and more.

    SERVPRO of Plano Professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out and remove the sources of the odor.

    Ask SERVPRO of Plano to explain the various deodorization methods available and which will work best for you.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at (972-403-9004)

    Water Damage Process

    1/19/2018 (Permalink)

    Water or Flood Damage?
    Call Today – (972-403-9004)

    Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same and can be just as stressful.

    Step 1 - Emergency Contact

    The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

    Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

    We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

    Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

    The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

    Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

    We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

    Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

    We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

    Step 6 - Restoration

    Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today for your estimate at (972)403-9004

    MOLD remediation and restoration Process

    1/19/2018 (Permalink)

    Mold remediation Mold Growth on Baseboards

    Mold Remediation and Restoration

    It only takes a small water leak, or even excess humidity, for mold to form in your Sherman home or business. Then, mold can spread quickly through the property in as little as 48 hours. Mold can produce allergens and irritants, and it has the potential to cause other health effects. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediation your mold infestation.

    SERVPRO of Plano has the highly trained technicians that can look at your loss and what the next step is in the process of remediation.

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

    Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services

    1/19/2018 (Permalink)

    Storm damage Storm Damage to Commercial Building

    When you are dealing with STORM, FLOOD, and WATER DAMAGE, Immediate action is crucial.

    You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Plano can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO of Plano has certified technicians on staff to help you with any damage you might have. 

    SERVPRO is also on all of your major Insurance preferred vendor lists.

    Have Storm or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today(972)403-9004

    Why Choose SERVPRO of Plano?

    We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

    We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

     We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

    As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

    We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

    We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

    SERVPRO technicians are heroes!

    1/19/2018 (Permalink)

    Technicians are heros Commercial Water Damage

    SERVPRO Heroes to the Rescue

    When you leave the office, you are expecting it to be the same as you left it, not flooded. This office building has about 6 inches of standing water throughout their halls and offices.

    Our SERVPRO Heroes were called to the rescue to extract and dry this office building in Plano, TX.

    Sometimes, having this much water can cause the carpet to not dry properly and is recommended to install new flooring.

    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 (972-403-9004)

    Electrical Fires can cause major damage

    1/16/2018 (Permalink)

    fire damage from electrical issue Attic Fire

    Electrical Fires can happen in HOMES or BUSINESS'S

    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

    SERVPRO services Schools and Educational Facilities

    1/10/2018 (Permalink)

    AT SERVPRO of Plano 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 Services

    1/10/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Plano understands 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, SERVPRO of Plano works efficiently to 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

    Do you know how old your Water Heater is ?

    1/9/2018 (Permalink)

    Age of your water heater Water Heaters Age

    The majority of WATER DAMAGES SERVPRO of Plano sees are due to broken WATER HEATERS.

    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 your HOME or BUSINESS call SERVPRO of Plano: (972)-403-9004

    Do you think that you are Storm ready?

    1/9/2018 (Permalink)

    Each year Storms can hit all over the United States you must be STORM Ready.

    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.  

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano today with any FIRE OR WATER DAMAGE you might have. 972-403-9004

    Storm damage and Downed Trees

    1/7/2018 (Permalink)

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

    During heavy storms here in Texas customers can encounter trees blown down or blown onto properties/Roof's 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 Vendor 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.

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    Hot or cold weather can affect your Water Heaters

    1/5/2018 (Permalink)

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    SERVPRO of Plano is available to help you through your WATER DAMAGE 24/7. Call SERVPRO today at 972-403-9004.

    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. 

     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 and Certified 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

    Busted water Lines that cause major damage

    1/4/2018 (Permalink)

    Busted water lines Broken Water Line

    Frozen WATER lines and PIPES really can do MAJOR Damage to you property!

    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. (972)-403-9004.

    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 IICRC Certified 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/ASD certified and highly trained to handle any size of damage.

    Cold weather and broken water lines

    1/4/2018 (Permalink)

    Cold weather and broken lines Frozen Water line Broke

    Commercial building's require sprinkler's. These Sprinkler systems work wonders for Fire damage's but can be disasters if the freeze.

    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 of Plano 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 you need to know for mold issues

    1/4/2018 (Permalink)

    Mold growth Mold Growth

    MOLD has made the headline for years. 

    Here are some Important facts you should know.

    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. (972)403-9004

    Space heater safety

    1/2/2018 (Permalink)

    Space Heaters are a great heat source but space heaters are not always safe to use.

    Space heaters can cause so much damage this time of year. When temperatures drop and everyone wants to stay warm this is when things can go very wrong for the homeowners.

    By taking correct precautions you could prevent damage to your property. Please use the following tips to ensure your safety.

    Do not use an extension cord on the heater. Plug heater directly into wall .

    Do not place space heater near upholstery items or rugs.

    Do not leave space heaters running when you leave your home.

    Do not use old space heaters .

    Do not use space heaters if there is a frayed cord.

    Unplug immediately if the space heater cord feels hot to the touch.

    If you notice a burning smell unplug space heater promptly.

    Please call SERVPRO of Plano if you should have a smoke/fire loss.

    972-403-9004

    Frozen Pipes

    1/2/2018 (Permalink)

    Each year frozen pipes cause thousands of dollars in damages. Please take the necessary precautions to keep you property safe.

    Pipes can burst at or below freezing temperatures 30 degrees or below.  The more you know the better you can prepare!  With a little money spent a head of time you might save thousands of dollars in damage due to broken pipes.

    Wrap your pipes, Drip your faucets, Turn off your sprinkler systems and Shut off main water lines if you are going out of town for the holidays. 

    With a little preventative action you might just save thousands of dollars in damage. 

    Please contact SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 if you have a water damage to your property. Our technicians are on call 24/7 for you.

    Commercial Properties

    1/2/2018 (Permalink)

    Did you know that sprinkler pipes are required in most commercial properties? These Sprinkler systems work wonders and saves lives each year.

    Most of the pipes in commercial properties tend to break and cause severe water damage due to freezing temperatures.

    If pipes freeze and break the damage in commercial properties or buildings can be very extensive and costly.  Water damage will need to be mitigated by SERVPRO of Plano quickly and efficiently in order to get the property back up and running and decrease the loss in business time.

    The water from a damaged pipe can travel from the top floors in a high rise all the way down to the lower level causing damage on every floor of the building and affecting the materials in between the floors. 

    If SERVPRO of Plano is contacted quickly we can mitigate the loss and save your company time and money.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004 

    Commercial Water Damage Restoration

    1/2/2018 (Permalink)

    There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business.

    Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and SERVPRO of Plano will be there fast with the help you need.

    Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (972)403-9004

    No job is to small or to large for our SERVPRO of Plano franchise we help to restore your Residential or Commercial Property back to normal with highly trained technicians for any type of Damage ranging from Water, Fire, Smoke and Bio clean up.

    Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

    1/2/2018 (Permalink)

    Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur.

    Every hour spent restoring your business back to preloss condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

    If your business experiences a fire loss, call the FIRE and WATER damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

    • 24 Hour Emergency Service
    • Faster to Any Size Disaster
    • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
    • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

    Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (972)403-9004

    Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

    SERVPRO of Plano has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

    • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
    • Odor Control Technician
    • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician

    Commercial Mold Remidiation

    1/2/2018 (Permalink)

    Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property.

    Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fittings.

    Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Plano we will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

    • 24 Hour Emergency Service
    • Faster to Any Size Disaster
    • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
    • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

    Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (972)-404-9004

    Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

    Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Plano can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and  preform the remediation to preloss condition. 

    • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying Technician
    • Odor Control Technician
    • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

    Take Precautions

    1/1/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.

    Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

    The presence of visible mold.

    Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

    Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

    Excessive humidity.

    These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems.

    Call our office today at: 972-403-9004.

    How to Prevent Spontaneous Combustion of Oil Soaked Rags

    12/22/2017 (Permalink)

    Fire damage from oil soaked rags Garage fire from DIY project

    Rags are the most common type of Spontaneous Combustion fires.  

    These fires are caused by improperly disposed of oil and stain soaked rags. Examples of these products are oil-based paints and stains, teak and linseed oils, varnishes and polyurethane, paint thinners, etc.

    Spontaneous combustion of oily rags occurs when rag or cloth is slowly heated to its ignition point through oxidation. A substance will begin to release heat as it oxidizes. If this heat has no way to escape, like in a pile, the temperature will raise to a level high enough to ignite the oil and ignite the rag or cloth. The fire from this can spread quickly to other combustibles and cause great damage to your home or property.

    Prevention of spontaneous combustion fires begins with good housekeeping. A clean work area can prevent a fire from spreading and getting bigger by not allowing the fire fuel to burn. Also understanding the potential for self-heating of rags soiled with oils such as linseed oil and turpentine is a key step in eliminating these preventable fires. To properly and safely dispose of oily rags, Bend Fire Department recommends the following steps:

     Use a container with a tight fitting lid. A metal can is preferable but a plastic can or zip lock bag can work if nothing else is available.

     Place soiled and used rags inside and then fill the rest the way with water, seal the top and do not open it. This will prevent the oils from oxidizing, and thus keeping the rags from heating up and igniting. Contact your local garbage disposal company for their policy on disposal of the can and contents. Some companies will permit disposal in regular household trash.

    Please consider the correct way to dispose of oil soaked rags.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano today for a SMOKE DAMAGE ESTIMATE: 972-403-9004

    Fungi Growth From the ordinary to the unexpected

    12/19/2017 (Permalink)

    Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. 

    Fungi produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads, baked goods and other food products, including some alcoholic beverages. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. An edible mushroom is simply a type of fungi (penicillin chrysanthemum).

    SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours and 7 days a week for any type of damage you might have large or small from Commercial to Residential.

    SERVPRO of Plano has trained and certified technicians ready at all times to begin the remediation of your loss and make it "Like it never even happened."

    Please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004 with any questions.

    SERVPRO staff is available 24/7 to answer any of your questions.

    This pattern may look Interesting but mold growth is no joke!

    12/19/2017 (Permalink)

    Patterns in mold growth Call SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004

    Mold contamination shown throughout the garage

     When a contamination reaches over 25 contiguous square feet we are required to call in a mold assessment consultant to take air samples and draw up a remediation protocol and clear the project once it has been completed. You'll see in this photo it was clearly necessary as this is just one room showing the growth.  

    The Mold Remediation Process

    Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

    1. Emergency Contact - 972-403-9004
    2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
    3. Mold Containment
    4. Air Filtration
    5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
    6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
    7. Restoration

    Common Mold Misconceptions

    It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at:972-403-9004

    Being Prepared for Tsunamis

    12/18/2017 (Permalink)

    BE PREPARED:

    Coastal States

    Tsunamis Why take the risk? 

    Did you know tsunamis can hit any U.S. coast? While they are more likely to hit states on the Pacific coastline or in the Caribbean, it is good to know what to do if a tsunami does strike where you live, or even where you may vacation. Ready.gov says “tsunamis, also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called “tidal waves”), are a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite.” Areas within a mile of the coast and less than 25 feet above sea level have a greater risk of being hit. As with any emergency, be sure you have a plan.

    Know the evacuation plan and move inland or to higher ground and avoid the beach. “The first wave may not be the last or the largest,” according to the National Weather Service. For more information on preparing for a tsunami, visit ready.gov/tsunamis. 

    Weather Aware

    12/18/2017 (Permalink)

    Weather wise Water damage to a commercial property

    Be Weather Aware:

    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government-alerting authorities through your Mobile carrier.

    Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, and the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.

    Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service. WEA may be used to share:

    * Extreme weather warnings

    *Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action.

    AMBER Alerts.

    Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.

    A WEA will look like a text message. Visit www.ctia.org/wea to learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts, including how to determine if your mobile device is WEA capable.

    Please contact SERVPRO of Plano with any questions at 972-403-9004

    Are You Storm Smart and Storm Ready

    12/18/2017 (Permalink)

    Are you storm smart? Severe Weather Lightning Strike

    In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States.

    These events included five severe weather and tornado events, a major flood event, and the western drought/heat wave.  Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.

    Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

    Know Your Risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather can impact your business and your family.

    Take Action: Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business.

    Be an Example: Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Face book or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004

    Learn More About Wireless Emergency Alerts

    12/18/2017 (Permalink)

    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government-alerting authorities through your Mobile carrier.

    Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, and the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.

    Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service. WEA may be used to share:

    * Extreme weather warnings

    *Local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action.

    AMBER Alerts.

    Presidential Alerts during a National Emergency.

    A WEA will look like a text message. Visit www.ctia.org/wea to learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts, including how to determine if your mobile device is WEA capable.

    Please contact SERVPRO of Plano with any questions.

    Indoor Air Quality

    12/18/2017 (Permalink)

    If you have any concerns regarding growth in your Commercial or Residential property please contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004.

    Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside the structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment.

    If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Plano can assist you in locating a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional.

    SERVPRO of Plano is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any of your emergency needs. 

    Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004 today.

    Christmas Tree Safety

    12/15/2017 (Permalink)

    One in every 31 Christmas tree fires is deadly, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). ... Dry Christmas trees can also be a major source of fuel in a fire, according to a report by the NFPA. The NFPA says a dry tree can burn faster than newspaper.

    11 ways to prevent Tree Fires

    • Make sure string lights have no loose connections, cracked lamps or frayed cords.
    • Use only a single extension cord that can reach your home's outlet without being too long and being tangled.
    • Use UL-approved lights and cords.
    • Make sure lights are off when you go out and before you turn in for the night.
    • Make sure all outdoor light connectors are away from metal rain gutters and off the ground.
    • Never use candles to light or decorate a tree.
    • To lessen the chance of a fire hazard, purchase a freshly cut tree.
    • Make sure to keep your tree at least three feet away from any heat source.
    • Water the tree every day, and remove it from your home after Christmas or once it becomes dry. 
    • Don't burn Christmas tree branches or wrapping paper in your fireplace.
    • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that could burn. 

    Education Facilities

    12/14/2017 (Permalink)

    Education facilities Collage Campus

    At SERVPRO of Plano we believe learning shouldn’t be paused or canceled, 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

    * Event and Sporting Arenas

    *Colleges & Universities

    * Libraries

    * Dormitories

    *Day cares/ Pre-K Facilities

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today for an estimate 972-403-9004

    Kitchen Caution Stay Safe This Holiday Season

    12/13/2017 (Permalink)

    Kitchen fire Kitchen stove fire

    Each holiday season, families gather to celebrate  by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don’t practice safe cooking habits, your holiday could become hazardous very quickly.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

    It’s important to be alert to prevent cooking fires.  Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop. 

    Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.  If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.  Keep anything that can catch fire—oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains—away from the stovetop.

    If you have a cooking fire, consider the following safety protocols to help keep you and your family safe.  Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. n Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave. n For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.  If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out. 

    Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano for your no obligation estimate. (972)403-9004.

    Smoke Alarms: LIFE SAVERS

    12/12/2017 (Permalink)

    Smoke alarms save lives when properly installed and maintained, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

    In homes, smoke alarms should be in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level, including the basement. Extra smoke alarms may be needed in larger homes. Test the smoke alarms monthly using the test button.  Smoke alarms with non replaceable batteries need the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten years. Other alarms need batteries replaced every year, and the unit replaced every ten years. If the alarm chirps signaling low battery, take the proper steps to replace the unit or the batteries immediately. 

    If you need help installing, testing or changing batteries in your smoke alarms. contact your local fire department, an electrician or the American Red Cross. 

    For more information on Emergency Preparedness, contact SERVPRO of Plano.

    972-403-9004

    Light the Night...Safely

    12/12/2017 (Permalink)

    The American Red Cross offers the following safety tips to help greatly reduce the fire risk in your home this holiday season.

    *Place Christmas trees, candles and other holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, and heat vents.

    *Make sure that light strings and other holiday decorations are in good working condition. Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords and always follow the manufacturer's instructions.

    *Always unplug tree and holiday lights before leaving the property or going to bed.

    * Remove your real Christmas tree as soon as possible from your home due to being very flammable as the tree continues to dry out any spark can ignite the tree.

    SERVPRO of Plano wishes you a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at 972-403-9004 for a free estimate on FIRE or SOOT Damages.

    Travel trailer fires

    12/12/2017 (Permalink)

    Most people do not realize that every year there are several hundred fires caused by electrical and cook top stoves in travel trailers. These fires can be anywhere from a small amount of soot to the extreme loss. Let SERVPRO of Plano come out to perform a free estimate today.

    Most of these fires can be cleaned to Pre loss condition if the owner acts fast.  The fire Extinguisher dust can penetrate every inch of a trailer making it very difficult to restore. Trailers need to be mitigated professionally by SERVPRO of Plano.

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano 972-403-9004 to help with the restoration process after your trailer fire loss so we can get you back on the road and on with your travels. 

    Call SERVPRO of Plano today at: 972-403-9004

    Do You Have Dirty Ducts?

    12/11/2017 (Permalink)

    Cleaning of your ducts Dirty HVAC

    Did you know your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality? In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminates such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

    A routine part of SERVPRO of Plano’s service is inspecting the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition Unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and duct work clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary.

    In some circumstances such as after a FIRE, SMOKE, or Suspected MOLD GROWTH, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the clean up process. In these cases, SERVPRO of Plano can often restore the HVAC system and duct work to pre-damage condition.

    For an Estimate on Cleaning your HVAC Please Contact SERVPRO of Plano today at:

    972403-9004

    Are you Winter Weather Ready?

    12/8/2017 (Permalink)

    Are you prepared for the coming cold weather? Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not ready for it. From heavy rain and freezing temperatures to damaging winds, sleet, or snow, all can cause serious and costly damage to your Home or Business

    While you cannot control the weather, you can take the steps to be prepared and help take the sting out of winter weather.

    To help prevent costly damages due to weather consider taking the following precautions to protect your property.

    * Check your property for downed tree limbs.

    *Roofs, water pipes and gutters should be inspected to ensure they are in proper order.

    *Inspect property for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazards.

    *Inspect all handrails, stairwells, and entry ways to address slippery conditions.

    *Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under sink cabinets leave cabinet doors open or cracked to get air flow.

    Ask SERVPRO of Plano about completing an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business. The ERP is a no-cost assessment to your facility, and provides you with a plan to get back in business fast following a disaster.

    Call SERVPRO of Plano at 972-403-9004

    Lightning Strike Causes Fire to a Home

    12/8/2017 (Permalink)

    Lightning struck a house and SERVPRO of Plano was called out to perform a Structure Clean and Deodorization to counteract the smoke and soot.

    The longer soot sits the more damage it causes.

    Fire Damage is especially devastating during the summer time while the kids are not in school. In addition to the FIRE and SMOKE Damage significant WATER Damage from firefighting efforts may occur. If your home or business experiences a fire loss, call the FIRE and WATER Damage Restoration experts and we will Respond Immediately to get you back to like it never even Happened. 

    • 24 hour Emergency Service 
    • Faster to any size disaster 
    • A trusted leader in the FIRE and WATER Restoration Industry with over 1,650 franchises. 
    • Highly trained and Certified FIRE and WATER Damage Restoration Specialist 

    Call SERVPRO of Plano Today at 972-403-9004

    Biohazard,Crime Scene and Vandalism Cleanup

    12/7/2017 (Permalink)

    Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants,employees,customers, and owners.

    A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

    SERVPRO of Plano professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and State and Local health regulations.

    Along with these requirements comes compassion to get though these tough situations that impact our customers.  Each and every trained technician shows compassion toward our customers.

    SERVPRO of Plano Professional can help with the following issues:

    Blood borne Pathogens

    Crime Scene Residue

    Arson

    Vandalism

    Sewage Backups

    Black Water Intrusions

    Contact SERVPRO of Plano today if you should have any questions at:

    972-403-9004

    Post Construction Cleaning

    12/6/2017 (Permalink)

    Post construction cleaning SERVPRO Trucks and Crew Are ready to serve You.

    Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate. SERVPRO of Plano are the professionals that can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building or home for interior design.

    There can be fine dust particles that become airborne and really penetrate all surfaces of your home or business including the HVAC unit as well as things such as insides of cabinetry.

    This is a list of the services that SERVPRO of Plano can provide to your Business or Home:

    Ceiling, Walls and Fixture Cleaning

    Air Duct Cleaning

    Debris Removal

    Window Cleaning

    Carpet and Floor Cleaning

    Contents Cleaning

    Please contact SERVPRO of Plano today for services in your area.

    972-403-9004

    Knowing the different types of smoke and behavior patterns

    12/1/2017 (Permalink)

    Different types of smoke This was a fire caused by a lit candle.

    SERVPRO of Plano understands the need to restore order quickly and are equipped with the technology and training needed to help ensure your property is restored to its preloss condition. For instance, knowing the different types of smoke and behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration. 

    Wet Smoke-Plastics and Synthetics: Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.

    Dry Smoke-Paper and Wood,Fast burning, high temperatures,dry,powdery,no smeary residues.

    Protein- Virtually invisible,discolors paints/varnishes,extreme pungent odor.

    Fuel Oil Soot- Furnace Puff Backs.

    Other Types- Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue.

    It is very imperative to respond quickly to any one of these disasters.

    When a Fire strikes your property, contact SERVPRO of Plano for Professional help to restore your home.

    Water Damage F.A.Q.

    11/30/2017 (Permalink)

    • Should I file an Insurance Claim?
      • Maybe, it all depends on your deductible and what our services are going to cost. We recommend having your deductible information on hand and reaching out to your local insurance agent to discuss your policy. We can give you an estimate before beginning work to help you make the right decision on whether or not your loss is claim worthy. If you do file an insurance claim SERVPRO is on vendor lists for a wide variety of insurance companies and works directly with them to make it easier for you.
    • What can I do before you get here?
      • A few things we recommend; try and pick up small belongings off the floor, if you’re dealing with carpet you can place pieces of tin foil under the legs of your furniture to prevent furniture staining, also it is crucial that you make sure the water is turned off or the leak is repaired before we arrive onsite.
    • What are some safety concerns I should be aware of?
      • Water damages can definitely be dangerous in your home if the right steps aren’t taken. If water came from above we suggest you do not use lighting fixtures or ceiling fans until the loss has been assessed and there are no structural support concerns. Do not plug anything into outlets that may have been submerged in water on the floor or low on a wall. If dealing with flood waters or sewage losses try not to walk in the water it could pose serious health risks.
    • What will you do when you get here?
      • First we will assess the loss area to confirm the cause of loss and see where the water has traveled using moisture meters and sensors. Next we might preform extraction on standing water where we could move and protect furniture and remove area rugs from the loss area. Then there is the potential for demolition services such as; lifting or removing carpet and pad, removing damaged or swollen baseboards, removing drywall and insulation, or removing other non-salvageable flooring materials. Finally we will setup drying equipment, air movers and dehumidifiers, to create a balanced drying environment; this equipment usually runs for 3-5 days for residences and 5-10 days for commercial properties.
    • How much will your services cost?
      • It all depends on what we find when we assess the loss site. We cannot accurately give an estimate without seeing the damage. We do preform free estimates Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. If needing an estimate on the weekend or not in that time frame the cost is $175. Our services could range from a couple hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the size of damage and materials affected.

    Post Holiday Cleaning

    11/20/2017 (Permalink)

    Did a relative who can remain nameless spill their cabernet all over your carpet during that inevitable political discussion that y’all all agreed to avoid? Did little Johnny or Susie go too literal and make a gravy train across the floor? Did one of the teenagers not look up from their smart phone long enough to receive the cranberry sauce making its way around the table? Whatever your mess might be, holiday related or not, SERVPRO is ready to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

    Get your flooring clean in-time for another round of holiday hosting or gift your sweetie by letting them put their feet up while SERVPRO does the cleaning. Call our office today to get your appointment with us before we book up.

    Turkey Fryer Tips from SERVPRO of Plano

    11/16/2017 (Permalink)

    Turkey fryer tips Turkey fryer explosion

    With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m sure most of you have already started planning and prepping for the big feast. Every Thanksgiving meal revolves around the turkey and there are numerous tried-and- true recipes out there, but if I had my pick a juicy fried turkey is where it’s at.

    Here are some tips so your Thanksgiving festivities don’t end disastrous:

    1. Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
    2. Make sure the turkey is fully thawed and dry before cooking. Water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
    3. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
    4. Place the fryer on a level surface and avoid moving it once it's in use.
    5. Leave two feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
    6. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
    7. Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that's 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
    8. Never leave fryers unattended.
    9. Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
    10. Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
    11. Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms, and keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher close by.
    12. Skip the stuffing when frying turkey, and avoid water-based marinades.
    13. Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
    14. Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner; place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.
    15. Do not pour oil down the sink drain or disposal.
    16. Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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