Recent Water Damage Posts

Water damage to ceiling

5/10/2022 (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.

Information on water losses

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

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

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.

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

Water Damage F.A.Q

2/2/2022 (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.

Water Damage to Property

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

    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. 

Water Damage Information

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

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

Water Removal Process

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

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

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

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

The Water Damage The Initial Call

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

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

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

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

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage Services

10/20/2021 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Water Damage Services

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

 

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.

Water Damage Tips

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

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

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

 

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.

24 Hour Emergency Contact

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

    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. 

Water damage Restoration and Reconstruction

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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

Mitigating your water loss

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency water damage tips

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

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

• Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Plano has certified water technicians

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

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

If you suffer a water damage to your property

2/3/2021 (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.

When water damage affects your home or business

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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

Caring for water heaters

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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

When water damage is found in your home

2/2/2021 (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.

Water damage information

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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

Water damage from water heater

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

On going water damage Water heater leak

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

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

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

We are the Water Restoration Experts

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

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.

When Water Damage Strikes

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

Emergency water damage tips

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

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

• Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

• Place aluminum foil or woodblocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

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

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

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

When Water Damage Strikes

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency water damage tips

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

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

• Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

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

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

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

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

Why you should call SERVPRO

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

Winter weather

1/21/2020 (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, 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.

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.

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.

Your first call after a water damage should be to SERVPRO of Plano

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.  

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.

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 

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.

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

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

Hot or cold weather can affect your Water Heaters

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Hot and cold weather to water heaters Failing Water Heaters

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.

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.

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

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.