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Water Damage Restoration

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

water damage, wylie water damage, wylie water Injectadry mats were placed in a client's home to protect the faces of her hardwood flooring and rapid dry.

Now that businesses are beginning to open their doors, the possibility of water damage is much more prevalent. Old pipes that have been sitting dormant during the stay in home order may now be susceptible to leaks. When water damage is present, it spreads quickly, heightening the chances of mold growth and damage to your business or home. It is crucial that the affected areas are properly mitigated as rapidly as possible, and at SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville, we have our service professionals ready 24/7.

What is water damage? Water damage is any harm that is caused by water, which includes flooding, leaks, pipe bursts, appliance malfunctions and many more. Not only can the water ruin your carpets, ceiling, and furniture, but it can also destroy precious family possessions, important documents, and irreplaceable personal items. At SERVPRO Northeast Collin County/Greenville, we understand how important it is to protect your personal belongings and documents, and we will set an immediate plan of action to remove or protect your items, while our highly trained and certified experts mitigate the affected areas to prevent further damage or mold development.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is a team of certified water technician specialists with the proper equipment and training to handle your needs. Our experts will assess the damage, extract and mitigate the water damage and develop a drying plan to make water damage in your home or business “Like it never even happened.” We will keep you updated every step of the way so you can feel confident after disaster strikes.

About SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville 24/7 at (972) 548-6044. We service Anna, Caddo Mills, Celeste, Commerce, Fairview, Farmersville, Greenville, Lavon, Lucas, McKinney, Murphy, Parker, Princeton and Wylie.

Flood and Rain in Greenville and other Northeast Collin County Cities

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Rain water buildup in grass This storm flooded a customers yard and leaked into their home through the slab.

April Showers

As the rain showers set in, the concern for flooding arises. If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

There are a few tips for homeowners and business owners can do to prevent water damage.

  • Inspect your roof regularly, especially after heavy storms. Look for missing or loose shingles or any heavy wear.
  • You will want to clean your gutters to ensure proper drainage. By being proactive in cleaning your gutters, you can prevent your foundation from cracking your basement walls.
  • Check your sump pump yearly, and most importantly after heavy thunderstorms.
  • Regularly check your pipes to make sure there are no leaks.
  • Extra tip: Keep an eye on your water bill. If you notice your bill increasing, that could be a cause for concern, and you would want to check it out before any more damage occurs.

If water damage does happen in your home or business, rest assured that SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is ready to help you. We are available at any time or day, and since we’re local, we’re faster to any sized disaster!

Call us today at 972-548-6044 to see how we can help clean your home or business. 

When seconds count, being FASTER matters.

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded salon suite hall This salon suite flooded two stories from one rinsing station leak. Urgency is key.

Of all the disasters that could impact a business in North Collin County, TX, water damage is among the most common scenarios. It includes situations such as flooding, a leaking roof, a major storm, a sewage backup and more. Even seemingly innocuous clean water has a corrosive affect on materials and if left untreated can cause extensive damage. Dirty water from sewage pipes or flooding can be even more harmful and could have a deleterious effect on human health. In all instances, the services of a local water mitigation company are invaluable.

The Importance of a Fast Response

The saying "Faster to Any Size Disaster" defines our team and exemplifies the urgency necessary in an emergency. A rapid response that brings trained technicians to the site in less than four hours is the best way to limit damage caused by water. Some or all of the following steps may be needed to take care of the situation:

  • Inspection and damage assessment
  • Board-up or tarp services for security and to prevent further damage
  • Water removal or extraction
  • Mold remediation
  • Professional drying
  • Cleaning and sanitizing

Water can damage materials in as little as two days. The growth of mold can begin in a similar time frame and begin to spread into damp areas of the building. If broken pipes cause raw sewage to be present, this requires the removal of the dirty water to protect human health.

The Value of a Comprehensive Water Cleanup

To return the commercial property to its original condition, all steps in the cleanup process must be completed. Water damage can continue to produce negative effects if moisture remains behind walls and under floors. Odors can remain if the cleaning and sanitizing treatments did not follow the standards in place for professional restoration. It is especially important to remain vigilant concerning mold growth. A comprehensive and professional cleanup ensures the building is safe for workers and employees.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville today at 972-548-6044

Water Damage Info for Renter's in Murphy, TX

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians and clients in flooded kitchen No job is too big or too small for our experts. We keep you updated every step of the way so you can be assured your water damage is taken care of.

Attention Renters in Murphy, TX

Appliance breaks can happen even with new machines (often due to incorrect installation.) Water damage from things like dishwasher leaks or washing machine overflows is commonplace in all types of residences, even apartments or dorms. These are frustrating places for property damage from water to occur because there are several parties involved like a management company and renters. If water damage occurs in your apartment, it's important to know that your renter's insurance covers your contents, your furniture, clothes, electronics and other belongings. But the work to repair the structure will be the responsibility of your apartment building and that means your timeline will be up to someone else which can lead to frustration if things do not move along as fast as you think it should. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville will work to be your advocate in hard situations and is available 24/7/365 to help you when disaster strikes. We work with insurance companies to ensure stress free claims and provide quality service so you and your landlord can trust us should water damage affect you. Call us today at 972-548-6044!

Water Damage in Your Anna, TX Home

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water technician extracting kitchen flood We have all the equipment necessary to make water damage "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Anna, TX 

SERVPRO Northeast Collin County/Greenville is available 24/7/365 for water emergencies in Anna, TX homes and businesses- no matter how big or small. Water damage happens fast so immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage and our professionals in Anna, TX are ready when you call- day or night.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO Northeast Collin County/Greenville is a team of certified water technician specialists with the proper equipment and training to handle your needs. Our experts will assess the damage, extract and mitigate the water and develop a drying plan to make water damage in your Anna, TX home or business “Like it never even happened.” We will keep you updated every step of the way so you can feel confident after disaster strikes.

About SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property in Anna, TX after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Have Questions about Commercial/Residential Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville Today! 972-548-6044

Water Damage in a Lone Oak, TX Home from Leaky Water Heater

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Water Heater in Lone Oak Home Garage The cause of loss in the Lone Oak, TX home was this water heater.

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville received a call from a customer in Lone Oak with water damage caused by a water heater leak in their garage. Our expert trained IICRC certified technicians arrived within the hour to begin mitigation.

Our team quickly worked together to assess the affected rooms and create a drying plan. Thanks to their prompt response and arrival, they were able to dry this home with a minimum amount of repairs needed.

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville prides ourselves on leaving your home's water damage “Like it never even happened.”®

SERVPRO TIP: if your water heater is making a noise or you notice water in its pan- it might be time to have it checked for maintenance to prevent any future water damage.

WATER RESTORATION, MURPHY, TX

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Drying equipment in hallway Water Damage Restoration Drying

Water Restoration Murphy

Restoration, after water damage occurs, is complex, and most are not versed in the intricacies and nuances involved.   If this is your first situation involving water damage, then your most likely perplexed as to what steps and actions you should take to restore your residential or commercial property to its previous state?  Whether you know what to do or not, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville can provide the assistance you need every step of the way and reducing your stress.  We have undertaken the difficult assignment of putting together all the information designed to increase your knowledge level as it pertains to water restoration.  This way you will know what to do before the unthinkable occurs.  Mother Nature waits for no one.  For water restoration in Murphy, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville!  (972)548-6044

Severe damage from water can occur in seconds and increases in severity every minute.  Situations like this require experienced water restoration experts.  If not discovered early, smaller, less visible leaks can do a lot of damage.  Murphy residential and commercial property owners should contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville as soon as possible when dripping or accumulating water is discovered, which is especially important when discovered in an area where water is not normally seen. The remediation process, in Murphy, begins with an assessment and estimate.  The process continues through the entire process, from mitigation to restoration.

What Is Water Restoration in Murphy (Remediation)?

The water restoration process, or remediation, is described as the extraction of standing water, cleaning of the distressed area, and either drying or removing water-soaked building materials and contents.  Building materials, if damp, may require removal.  The level of damage does not affect the necessary steps in the water restoration process.  Water restoration begins with the assistance of trained professionals engaged in the protection against mold and other water-related damage.  Our team of professionals has unfettered access to pumps for extracting large amounts of water and debris, as well as a full range of exceptional cleaning and drying equipment.

Common Damage Caused by Water

Murphy homes or businesses finding themselves in a situation necessitating water restoration service, need to know the fundamental causes of water damage.  The fundamental three common causes of water damage include damaged roofing, faulty plumbing fixtures, or broken appliances.  Damaged roofing could be the result of hail or high winds, in Murphy, which is very common during the spring.  Water damage severity has been broken down into three categories defined by the level of contamination.

  • Category One: water damage results when clean water leaks from a broken pipe or supply line.
  • Category Two: damage involves contaminated, non-potable gray water from a broken appliance, bath, shower, toilet or roof that may contain chemicals and microbes.
  • Category Three: incidents involve highly contaminated floodwater or sewer backups that may contain solid waste.

How to Tell if You Need Murphy Water Restoration?

Have you spotted pooling or puddling water?  Pooling or puddling water is a visible sign of ongoing water damage.  Is there the smell of a musty odor?  This smell may suggest a hidden structural leak is causing mold to flourish behind walls. This is precisely why water damage has the potential to be dangerous.  Standing water presents health and safety risks.  The immediate threat by standing water is the potential risk of slip and fall.  Not to say the least, if it is not discovered right away, it can be the ideal environment for potentially harmful bacteria and fungi to multiply and spread.  These safety reasons are why hiring SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is extremely important.

Murphy Water Restoration

After discussing the negatives of water damage and why Murphy water restoration is necessary, what precautions, as a home or business owner, can you take?

  • Be aware of the age of plumbing and the materials. Perform regular inspections of pipes and appliances
  • Check the condition of your roof after high winds or storms
  • Stay aware of apparent signs of water damage

What to do if you have a Water Restoration Emergency in Murphy? Read More or call (972)548-6044

Murphy Water Restoration Process

The water restoration process, in Murphy, is the same for all our customers.  You can expect the process to consist of six steps. 

Remember, before attempting to clean, repair or remove any wet building materials or contents, you should thoroughly document damage in photographs and videos

In the regrettable event, your Murphy home or office experiences a water emergency, it is comforting to know SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville will respond swiftly, and our team will be onsite as quickly as possible.  Your Murphy water restoration problem can soon be placed on the road to recovery.  Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville today! (972)548-6044

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WATER RESTORATION IN MELISSA TEXAS

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

DEMO AREA OF A WATER DAMAGED WOOD FLOOR WATER DAMAGED WOOD FLOOR

Water Restoration Melissa

Are you experienced in the complexities of water restoration?  Are you conversant and familiar with the steps necessary to restore your residential or commercial property to its previous state?  If not, no problem, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville can provide assistance.  We have undertaken the arduous task of pulling together information designed to increase your level of knowledge regarding water restoration before the unimaginable happens.  Mother Nature waits for no one.  For water restoration in Melissa, call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville!  (972)548-6044

Water damage, demanding water restoration services, only takes seconds and can increase in severity in minutes.  Smaller leaks can take days if not found quickly.  Melissa property owners, both residential or commercial, should contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville rapidly when dripping or accumulating water is detected, which is especially when found in an area that water should not be. The remediation process, in Melissa, commences with an assessment and estimate and remains through water damage mitigation and restoration.

What Is Water Restoration in Melissa (Remediation)?

The water restoration process is exclusively described as the extraction of standing water, cleaning of the distressed area, and either drying or removing soaked building materials and contents.  Even damp building materials may require removal.  The level of damage doesn’t matter, water restoration should begin with the assistance of trained professionals to protect against mold and other damage.  Our team of professionals have unrestricted access to pumps for extracting large amounts of water and debris as well as a full range of cleaning and drying equipment.

Common Damage Caused by Water

For Melissa homes or businesses that find themselves unfortunately requiring water restoration, there are three ordinary causes of water damage, which include damaged roofing, faulty plumbing fixtures, or leaky appliances.  Damaged roofing can be the result of several reasons, however the most common, in Melissa, is hail or high winds.  Generally, the severity of water damage categorized by the level of contamination.

  • Category One: water damage results when clean water leaks from a broken pipe or supply line.
  • Category Two: damage involves contaminated, non-potable gray water from a leaky appliance, bath, shower, toilet or roof that may contain chemicals and microbes.
  • Category Three: incidents involve highly contaminated flood water or sewer backups that may contain solid waste.

How to Tell if You Need Melissa Water Restoration?

Have you observed pooling or puddling water?  These are obvious signs of ongoing water damage.  Do you smell a musty odor?  This smell may suggest a structural leak is causing hidden mold to flourish behind walls. This is exactly why water damage has the potential to be dangerous.  Standing water presents health and safety risks.  The immediate threat by standing water is the potential risk of slip and fall.  Not to say the least, if it is not discovered right away it can be the ideal environment for potentially harmful bacteria and fungi to multiply and spread.  These safety reasons are why hiring SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is extremely important.

Melissa Water Restoration

After discussing the negatives of water damage and why Melissa water restoration is necessary, what precautions, as a home or business owner, can you take?

  • Be aware the age of plumbing and the materials. Perform regular inspections of pipes and appliances
  • Check the condition of your roof after high winds or storms
  • Stay aware for obvious signs of water damage

What to do if you have a Water Restoration Emergency, in Melissa? Read More or call (972)548-6044

Melissa Water Restoration Process

The water restoration process, in Melissa, is the same for all our customers.  You can expect the process to consist of six steps. 

Remember, before attempting to clean, repair or remove any wet building materials or contents, you should thoroughly document damage in photographs and videos

In the unfortunate event your Melissa home or office experiences a water emergency, it is comforting to know SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville will respond quickly and our team will be onsite as quickly as possible.  Your Melissa water restoration problem can quickly be placed on the road to recovery.  Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville today! (972)548-6044

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WATER RESTORATION ANNA, TX

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Drying equipment in hallway Water Mitigation equipment in home

Do you know the important things about water restoration?  Are you familiar with the steps to get your residential or commercial property back to normal?  If not, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville has your back.  We have put together a comprehensive amount of information to increase your water restoration knowledge before or when the unthinkable happens.  Mother Nature is not as forgiving.  For water restoration in Anna, call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville today!  (972)548-6044

Water damage, requiring water restoration services, can begin in seconds and only minutes to become severe.  Smaller leaks can take days if not found early on.  Anna property owners, either residential or commercial, need to contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville as soon as water is noticed to be dripping or accumulating.  Most often in an area that water should not be present. The remediation process, in Anna, begins with an assessment and estimate and continues through water damage mitigation and restoration.

What Is Water Restoration in Anna (Remediation)?

The process known as water restoration is the extraction of standing water, cleaning of the affected area, and either drying or removing saturated building materials and contents.  Even if the building materials are damp, their removal may be required.  No matter the level damage, water restoration should be undertaken by trained professionals to ensure mold and other damage do not occur.  Our team of professionals have unfettered access to pumps for extracting large amounts of water and debris as well as a full range of cleaning and drying equipment.

Common Damage Caused by Water

For Anna homes or businesses that find they need water restoration, there are three common sources of water damage, which include damaged roofing, faulty plumbing fixtures, or leaky appliances.  Damaged roofing can be the result of many things, but most common, in Anna, is high winds or hail.  Typically, the severity of water damage categorized by the level of contamination.

  • Category One water damage results when clean water leaks from a broken pipe or supply line.
  • Category Two damage involves contaminated, non-potable gray water from a leaky appliance, bath, shower, toilet or roof that may contain chemicals and microbes.
  • Category Three incidents involve highly contaminated flood water or sewer backups that may contain solid waste.

How to Tell if You Need Anna Water Restoration?

Do you see puddles or pools of standing water?  These are obvious indications of ongoing water damage.  Is there a musty odor?  This may suggest a structural leak is causing hidden mold to flourish behind walls. This is exactly why water damage has the potential to be dangerous.  Standing water presents health and safety risks.  The immediate threat by standing water is the potential risk of slip and fall.  Not to say the least, if it is not discovered right away it can be the ideal environment for potentially harmful bacteria and fungi to multiply and spread.  These safety reasons are why hiring SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is extremely important.

Anna Water Restoration

Now that we have discussed the negatives of water damage and why Anna water restoration is necessary, what precautions, as a home or business owner, can you take?

  • Be aware the age of plumbing and the materials. Perform regular inspections of pipes and appliances
  • Check the condition of your roof after high winds or storms
  • Stay aware for obvious signs of water damage

What to do if you have a Water Restoration Emergency, in Anna? Read More or call (972)548-6044

Anna Water Restoration Process

The water restoration process, in Anna, is the same for all our customers.  You can expect the process to consist of six steps. 

Remember, before attempting to clean, repair or remove any wet building materials or contents, you should thoroughly document damage in photographs and videos

In the unfortunate event your Anna home or office experiences a water emergency, it is comforting to know SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville will respond quickly and our team will be onsite as quickly as possible.  Your Anna water restoration problem can quickly be placed on the road to recovery.  Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville today! (972)548-6044

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WATER DAMAGE, MELISSA TX

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

HALLWAY DEMOLITION FLOOD CUT HALLWAY DEMOLITION FLOOD CUT

WATER DAMAGE, MELISSA, TX

May 2019

Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration Melissa | Melissa Water Damage Restoration

Whether extreme weather or faulty plumbing, a Melissa, TX home or office building can suffer extensive water damage.  When the unexpected water disaster occurs, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is ready to help with commercial water damage restoration in Melissa.  We understand you want back in your home or your business to stay open, if the damage allows, and, to keep downtime to a minimum, we will work around your schedule. SERVPRO guarantees all our services and promises to go above and beyond expectations for every Melissa water damage restoration customer.

The Importance of Speed in Water Damage Restoration Melissa

Our professional and highly experienced teams are available 24/7/365.  We are focused on fast response times for when emergencies happen there is no time to waste.  The longer water is in your home or office the damage increases.  Insurance companies require mitigation to be undertaken as quickly as possible to mitigate additional damage. The first thing you should do, in Melissa, for water damage restoration is get the  SERVPRO team to your location as quickly as possible and begin the mitigation process.  Again, a fast response is the key to minimizing loss due to water damage. Water naturally evaporates and this process starts immediately and if time is wasted then moisture will redistribute and infiltrate ceiling tiles and drywall, resulting in is secondary damage that can dramatically increase the claims cost. Some examples of secondary damage include:

  • Buckling of hardwood floors
  • Development of mold spores
  • Sags and crack form in plaster and sheetrock
  • Vinyl loosens from the floor

How Melissa Water Damage Restoration Works

SERVPRO’s team of water damage experts have specialized equipment on hand to handle any situation.  Our certified technicians utilize our specialized equipment to determine the severity of the damage to the structure. Once we have surveyed the situation, the team will begin removing standing water and develop a unique plan for restoration.  The removal of standing water is handled differently depending upon whether the water is under the property or inside the property. Next, we bring in the big fans and dehumidifiers to remove moisture and prevent mold development.  If water damage has affected the walls, then we will make small holes in the wall where the (removed) base board was, allowing for air movement through the drywall.

SERVPRO is focused on relieving your stress during this time and getting your home or office back to its original condition before the water emergency.  If needed, we will dry your property after hours and remove our equipment in the morning so you can reopen.  This is also dependent upon the type of damage incurred. There are very strict protocols that must be followed and implemented quickly. Otherwise, your total loss will be a lot higher than necessary. We have a proven track record for efficiently removing water from homes and businesses and saving wet items ranging from electronics to furniture, to vital paper documents.

Once we assess the water damage completely, salvageable items are carefully removed.

SERVPRO professionals are trained to work quickly and efficiently to get you back in your home or office in as little time as possible. Once urgent repairs have been completed, we make sure that the premises are free from contaminants and that all air ducts and HVAC systems are operational and clean.

When you need a help during a Melissa TX water emergency and need water damage restoration services Think of SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville!  (972)548-6044.

WATER DAMAGE, LAVON TX

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Demolition during a water damage service DEMO DAY

WATER DAMAGE, LAVON, TX

May 2019

Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration Lavon | Lavon Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration Lavon. 

Lavon, TX residents and business owners have experienced the unpredictability of storms and floods and the resulting damage.  But homes and businesses can sustain water damage other ways, such as a leak in the plumbing, washing machine overflow, etc.  The effects of water damage can be a catastrophe for a home or business.  Water permeates every part of the structure, damaging furniture, appliances, flooring, documents, everything it comes in contact with.  Did you know water damage mitigation is required by your insurance provider?  You must do everything within your means to minimize the damage.  For water damage restoration in Lavon, call the experts at SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is ready to act with a sense of urgency, because we understand the severity of the situation. Disasters strike without warning; therefore, our emergency response helpline is open and standing by to send out our highly trained and experienced teams.  Our Lavon TX teams are available 24/7/365.  (972)548-6044.

Lavon Water Damage Restoration: Understanding Water Damage and the Damage It Can Cause.

SERVPRO can rapidly evaluate the damage from a severe water event and begin the mitigation and recovery procedure.  The mitigation procedure starts with the removal of any salvageable items and start working with your insurance company.  There is no better sense than knowing you have a team standing by you.  We are often asked, what damage can water do to a structure?  When a pipe bursts or a flood occurs, water enters and spreads throughout, resulting in the staining of carpets, upholstery, books and other items. Wooden furniture swells when touched by water and begins to disintegrate and unprotected metal surfaces tarnish.  If not addressed in a timely manner, mold and bacteria grows and generates unpleasant odors, placing you and your employees at severe health risk.  The beginning of mold and bacteria growth is that musty smell your smelling.  Another adverse effect of water intrusion is the possibility of structural damage, and if left unaddressed, doors, windows, frames, and walls will ultimately begin to warp or even break. Thus, addressing the problem to prevent further damage is very important.  Water also leaves behind unseen damage, which is only noticed by the discoloration in walls or unpleasant odors. If your home or office has experienced water damage and in need of Lavon water damage restoration, please call us immediately at (972)548-6044.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Lavon: Problem Mitigation

Right after water damage happens, promptly dry any affected areas.  SERVPRO teams use only approved specialized equipment in affected areas, by forcing in dry air, lowering the humidity of the damaged area and preventing the damage from spreading.  Before dehumidification, we must make sure that the source of the water problem has been eliminated, corrected, or stopped.  We will evaluate damage and contamination determining its extent and propose a repair plan specifically designed for your situation.  Every water damage situation is different.  We will take pictures of the damage to provide to your insurance company and then start the mitigation process.  During our examination, we investigate for structural damage and other severe problems. SERVPRO will start by restoring the integrity of your home or office reducing further damage.

We know your home is your sanctuary and every day you cannot enjoy it adds stress. Whereas, if it’s your place of business affected then every day it’s not operating your losing money and the impact increases daily or even hourly.  SERVPRO professionals are trained to work quickly and efficiently to get you back in your home or your business operating in as little time as possible. Once urgent repairs have been completed, we make sure that the premises are free from contaminants and that all air ducts and HVAC systems are operational and clean.

When you need a help during a Lavon TX water emergency and need water damage restoration services, think Dependability! Think SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville!  (972)548-6044

Water Damage is Not Fun.  Trust the Experts at SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Thunder storm lightning Water Damage from Storms - Northeast Collin County / Greenville, TX

No one really enjoys having to deal with water damage.  So it is best to handle any water damage issues immediately after the water event, or as fast as possible once you’re aware of the problem. 

There are several types of water damage that homeowners and commercial property owners may have to deal with.  Flood damage, flooring, walls, property, electrical, plumbing, documents, valuables, odors and mold, just to name a few.  Any of these are more than a minor nuisance, they are a major pain and interruption to normal life for anyone.

What should you do when you have water damage in your home or business?

One of the keys to the best restoration results is to contact a professional water damage mitigation specialist right away.

Why not let the qualified experts from SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville handle the job for you quickly and effectively?  We serve hundreds of clients every year and are trained and certified to handle any issue that may arise from a water damage event for your home or business.  Our driving goal is to restore your property to it’s pre-event state “Like it never happened.”

The next time your home or business takes on water damage, no matter how big or small, call your local SERVPRO experts at (972) 548-6044 for fast, friendly, professional restoration.

Water Damage in Northeast Collin County or Greenville, Texas?

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy rain gear rain boots and smock Heavy rain - water damage - Northeast Collin County Greenville TX

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is the premier water damage emergency response experts in the area.  Our team of water damage experts can respond quickly to any water emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our team is dedicated to responding providing you the fastest response to your water emergency faster than any other restoration company in the Northeast Collin County or Greenville, TX area.

No matter the size or severity of your water damage problem, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville can handle it.  Our goal is to restore your property to its original pre-event quality, “Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO has almost 1700 quality franchises in the nation and can provide as much backup and assistance as needed to get any size job done fast.  We are able to function as one big team that can help and assist our customers anywhere.  No water damage job is too big or too small.

We are faster to any sized water disaster. 

What can you expect from SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville:

  • Expert, Trained, restoration Technicians
  • The Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • The Latest Technology in Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
  • Family Owned and Operated since 2006
  • Reconstruction Services
  • Pack Out of Contents with Cleaning and Storage Capabilities.

When Water Damage Strikes

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fan used to help dehumidify to speed up drying process When Water Damage Strikes

When Water Damage Strikes.... | SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville

Did you know that flooding is the most common disaster affecting the United States? And with flooding comes water damage—and potential effects on health and wellness.

Mold growth is among the health hazards attributed to water damage. There are negative symptoms of mold exposure. Once water damage occurs, whether from a flood or a leak, mold can set in within 24 hours.

But mold growth doesn’t have to be inevitable following water damage. There are some steps you can take:

Consult a Professional Immediately

You may think you’d notice an odor if mold was present, but that’s not always the case. That’s why calling in a professional team after water damage is essential.

While you may be able to salvage carpet following water damage, experts recommend at least a replacement of the carpet pad in most situations.

This is a more cost-effective option than replacing the entire carpet, but it’s not always a safe choice. A professional can help you make the best decision for your home.

Tread Carefully

  • Do NOT re-enter your home or office until water has completely receded and officials have declared doing so safe.
  • Document damage for insurance purposes, using photos and video.

Starting Drying Things Out

  • Bring in fans, dehumidifiers and heaters to help speed up the drying time.
  • Keep windows and doors open to allow air in if weather allows.
  • Before the professional cleanup crew arrives, vacuum up what you can with a heavy-duty wet/dry vacuum.

Sort Through Items

  • Porous materials like wood, upholstery, and paper of any kind, can trap mold and should be tossed out.
  • Metal, plastic and glass, on the other hand, are not absorbent and can often be cleaned, disinfected and reused.
  • While you can dry out carpet and rugs, keep in mind that doing so may not stifle mold growth.

If you need help after water damage and/or mold growth, SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville can help you restore your home back to normal.  SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is currently servicing our clients in Melissa, Princeton and Parker Texas that have recently had water damage to their homes.

The Importance of Understanding Storm DamageTexas is no stranger to devastating storms. There’s no better way to prepare for a storm is to know what e

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

storm cloud from space The Importance of Understanding Storm Damage

Texas is no stranger to devastating storms. There’s no better way to prepare for a storm is to know what exactly is coming. There are ten different types of storms with unique causes and that cause create mostly, water damage.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville knows the importance of keeping a home and business safe before, during, and after a storm. Continue reading to learn more about different storm types and storm and there resulting water damage.

The 10 most common storms are hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, snow storms, hail storms, thunderstorms, lightning storms, tropical storms, ice storms, and Derecho storms.

Depending on where a person lives in the state, they likely won’t experience each type of storm in a lifetime. You may even be wondering what a Derecho storm is. (Simply, it’s one monster storm made up of many smaller but still large storms. To be considered a Derecho, these multiple storms must rage at over 58 miles per hour and cross 240 miles. Suffice to say, they are vast.)

Some storm damage effects are obvious, like how hail breaks a window or lightning and thunderstorms cause power outages.

But since hurricanes can have such far-reaching effects (like how Hurricane Sandy impacted 24 states), it’s particularly important to be informed on the damage they can cause. It’s important to be educated on all types of storm and the damage they cause, but this blog will focus on hurricane damage - whether you experience a hurricane’s immediate effects or the aftermath.

These are Most Common Causes of Storm Damage from Hurricanes:

Storm Surge

Storm surge is generally felt most by those who live on the coast that is directly hit by a hurricane. Storm surge happens when wind drives so much water to the shore that it causes the water to pile up far past the predicted tide level. The force of this water is so powerful that it can cause tremendous water damage and destroy buildings and other structures.

Flooding

Floods from a hurricane often are directly tied to storm surge. Storm surge can force extra water past the normal tide levels, onto the shore and even far inland. The accompanying heavy rainfall also contributes heavily to flooding. Rainfall caused by hurricanes can impact an area even 100 miles from where the hurricane landed, causing widespread flooding. But a tropical storm does not have to reach hurricane levels to cause heavy rain and floods.

Wind

Wind caused by hurricanes can often reach speeds between 74 - 155 miles per hour. The powerful speed and force of storm winds can uproot trees, fell power lines, and hurl debris. Objects moved by wind can cause damage like broken windows or damaged roofs. The wind during a storm can also be powerful enough to lift the roof off your house. Often, these damaging winds are caused by tornadoes that form because of the hurricane.

The damage caused by storm surge, floods, and strong winds can be unexpected. This is why it is important to take necessary precautions like packing an emergency preparedness kit, installing storm-resistant features on your home, and following any official warnings at the onset of a storm.

Water damage and the other types of damage in the aftermath of a storm can be excessive and overwhelming. Cleanup can also be dangerous. SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is the leading expert in storm damage restoration.  SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is currently servicing clients in Anna, Farmersville and Murphy Texas, due to the recent rainfall in the North Texas area.

Document Restoration Services

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

documents affected by water damage Let your Friends at SERVPRO help save all those important documents as well! Call us today at 972-548-6044

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville offers many services, but one that many may not realize is the Document Restoration that we offer! If you ever need to have documents saved from water damage call your friends at SERVPRO! We have access to scientifically proven methods to dry, clean, sterilize and deodorize your documents. The documents are inventoried and kept secure, with appropriate Chain of Custody tracking and HIPPA Certifications for all personnel in the Drying Chamber.

THE DRYING PROCESS

  • Drying - process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.
  • Cleaning - we offer onsite cleaning. This is cleaning each document front and back to remove debris and any surface particulate. 
  • Sterilization - Gamma Irridation is a process that is used for disinfecting and decontaminating documents or other consumer goods. 
  • Deodorization - once paper has been wet, an odor can begin to form. Letting us deodorize your documents will reduce the odor and sometimes almost completely eliminate it. 

In the Know:

Drying Includes:

  • Packing
  • Freezing
  • Chain of Custody / HIPAA
  • Inventory
  • Shipping / Receiving

Document Recovery Includes:

  • Receiving
  • Inventory
  • Processing

If ever you are in need for document restoration do not hesitate to call us. We’ve got your back in making it "Like it never even happened.”

Water Emergencies don't wait. Why should you?

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

2 employees in front of SERVPRO van Call your trusted SERVPRO team at (972)548-6044 sooner, not later!

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

Water Damage Timeline

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Is My Hot Water Heater Too Old?

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old water heater with rust Don't let it get to this point....

What are the Warning Signs?

Usually the time period near the end of the manufacturer’s warranty is when most water heaters experience problems with leaks or a sudden burst of the tank, this is usually around 12 years after date of purchase. Unfortunately, the average age of all installed water heaters is 13 years old (crazy we know)! Leaking supply lines are another telling sign of potential failure (watch for those water drips). LISTEN FOR NOISES- other then the normal hiss's your water heater should NOT make knocking noises. If it is that could mean its getting close to leaking! Beat it to the punch and get it checked!!!

What are some Solutions?

Schedule a water heater inspection every two years, then annually after the warranty expires. Perform regular maintenance (e.g., flushing out sediments and inspecting the heater’s anode rod) to increase life expectancy, and inspect valves to ensure proper operations. FUN TIP: use ball valves in place of gate valves whenever possible.

Questions? Call Us Today - (972) 548-6044

The Water Damage Process

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

living room that has been affected by water damage Water damage from a house in McKinney (to see the after picture be sure check out our before/after photo gallery!)

Accidents happen when you least expect. If you have a water or flood emergency don’t wait to call someone! Every second counts when protecting yourself against harmful water damage and mold that you may not even realize is there! From Commerce to McKinney, Wolfe City to Wylie, and everywhere in between, we are ready to help! Give us a call- (972)548-6044.

Unlike other damage to your home or business, water damage requires a unique course of action. We work hard to make it seen "Like it never even happened."

STEP 1- Emergency Contact

We Are Ready to Help

The restoration process begins when you call us. SERVPRO of North East Collin County/Greenville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies of any size. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Even a delay of a few hours can greatly increase the seriousness of the water damage. A water emergency can be chaotic and traumatic, and when you call us, we understand you may be feeling disoriented, stressed, and helpless. SERVPRO of North East Collin County/Greenville’s representatives have the specific training and experience to help you through this difficult time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

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)?
  • Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the extent of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the range of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

1) Stop the Source

2) Check for Contaminated Water

3) 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 type of restoration processes we use. Levels of contamination are broken down into 3 categories:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 3: "Black Water"

We inspect and run tests to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to make sure we use the right process to complete restoration.

4) Survey Damage

5) Complete Safety Inspection

6) Move or Block Furniture

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

  • Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pump and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps to prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

  • Step 4 - Drying and De-humidification

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.

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, cause mold, or other damage.

  • Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are exceptional when it comes to cleaning and restoring due to the fact we use a number of techniques. Our professionals are also trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to deodorize your property.

Your walls, flooring, and ceiling will most likely require professional cleaning services. In addition to cleaning your property’s structure, we will clean your furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable belongings damaged by the water. Most flooding and water damage also require professional odor removal and deodorization since wet materials have a very distinct odor.

  • Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the final step. This 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. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville simplifies the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding process. Having one qualified company for both can save time and keep costs low. We can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full splendor and functionality, "Like it never even happened".

My Toilet overflowed! Now what?

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Bathroom floor with hidden water damage after a toilet overflowed Hidden damage from an overflowed toilet!

An overflowed toilet is never convenient and can actually be dangerous if not properly handled! So what steps should you take to make sure you've gotten complete control over a stinky situation? SERVPRO is here to help answer that question.

  • STEP 1: Shut off the water

Now this step does not require you to shut off water to your whole house. There is actually a spot behind the toilet near the base that you can do this from. It may not seem like an appealing idea to get close to the overflowing toilet water, but it is necessary to keep damage from spreading even further.

  • STEP 2: Mop up what you can

Mopping up as much of the water as you can is a key step to making sure the damage does not spread even further into other areas. Letting a ton of water sit can cause major damage to the affected area!

  • STEP 3: Call the experts at SERVPRO

Now that all the water is mopped up do you just call it a day and move on? NO! Unfortunately, mopping up the water is not the last step in dealing with an overflown toilet. What a lot of people don't think about when a toilet overflows, is the fact that the water has most likely spread to areas unseen (example behind baseboards or even under the flooring)! Always be sure to call in the experts when your toilet overflows so we can make sure that the effected area will not end up getting worse due to unseen water damage. We doubt anyone would like to find mold later down the line. Just give us a call at (972)548-6044.

Always be sure to take the proper steps to make sure you're covered when accidents happen. No matter the damage, big or small, SERVPRO will be there to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Ready To Help Whenever Wherever

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is dedicated to helping anyone at anytime 24/7, So when our friends at the Culleoka Water Supply Department had a roof leak our team was quick to get there and help stop the leak and repair the damages. Never let your water sit to long, if the water sits more than 2 days its more likely to grow mold when dried, and costs more money in repairs when your water sits and grows mold all of the floor and/or walls has to get replaced, mold is a very great health risk and can multiply within a couple hours. There are different types of mold, there's a myth that all mold is black mold and that is far from true. Depending on the type of mold it can also be deadly. Our team is the best at helping you in your time of need, so there's no reason to feel blue call in the green team! 

Water and Fire Damage, Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville

7/9/2014 (Permalink)

various equipment to dehumidify a flooded kitchen Air Movers and Dehumidifier at work in Anna, Texas

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is here to help anyone, just as we took care of this residence in Anna, Texas.  When you experience water damage to your home or business, we have to set up equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers and keep them running continuously.  It can be very loud and noisy but it must continuously run in order to circulate the air and properly dry out the structure as fast as possible. We can try to accommodate home owners by assisting them to relocate to other parts of the house that will be as far away from the sound as possible. We truly are here to help.

We Offer:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Water Clean up and Structural Drying
  • Smoke and Soot Cleaning
  • Contents Cleaning
  • Upholstery, Drapery and Carpet Cleaning
  • Pack Out and Storage Services
  • Mold remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration

Greenville, Texas Got Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville

7/9/2014 (Permalink)

employee using an extractor to mitigate water Saturated Carpet Water Extraction

Water damage can come in many forms. Water damage can be caused by a frozen water pipe, a leaking pipe, or sometimes it's due to wind driven rain or even an appliance that may malfunction like hot water heaters, refrigerators or washing machines. In any case or situation, call the experts at SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville we can dry out your home or business no matter what might cause your water damage. 

Other things to consider that might cause water damage to your home or business:

  • Water heater failure
  • Clogged HVAC Lines
  • Toilet Overflows
  • Sewer Backups
  • Rain water due to drainage issues
  • Washing Machine Over Flows or Drain Clogs
  • Leaking Roofs 
  • Frozen Pipes
  • Dish Washers
  • Washing Machines
  • Ice Makers
  • Hot Water Heaters

Need water damage services? Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville

7/9/2014 (Permalink)

air movers used to speed up drying process in flooded kitchen Water Damage, Kitchen Area

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is your water damage emergency response experts. We are a 24 hour emergency response team that is dedicated to responding to your emergency faster that any other restoration company.

No matter what size the damage of water or fire can cause SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville can handle it. 

SERVPRO has almost 1700 franchises in the nation and can offer as much backup and help as needed to get the job done fast.  We are as one big giant family that can help and assist.

We are faster to any sized disaster.  

  • Expert, Trained, restoration Technicians
  • The Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • The Latest Technology in Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Reconstruction Services
  • Pack Out of Contents with Cleaning and Storage Capabilities.