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MITIGATION AND RESTORATION: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Do You Know the Difference Between Mitigation and Restoration? -  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/ Greenville

With spring upon us, which brings intense storms and the potential of damage, it is important North Texans know the difference between mitigation and restoration.  Damage can happen other times of the year, but the potential is immensely increased during the spring. 

SERVPRO Northeast Collin County/Greenville is the company you can rely on when disaster strikes.  We are prepared to help you get back on your feet, but we also want to provide the information you need to be ready.

Water, Storm, and Fire Damage

If you live in North Texas particularly North Collin County or Greenville, you understand the effects a severe storm or fire can have on you, your family, and your home.  You have probably heard the terms "mitigation" and "restoration" used quite a bit, and you may be unclear about the difference.  Let us take a look at what each means.

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Mitigation

Mitigation is your home’s first line of defense after being damaged and includes measures used to stabilize the situation before more damage can occur.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville will respond swiftly and take the following steps:

  • Inspecting damage
  • Making sure the structure is stable
  • Boarding up windows
  • Setting up tarps
  • Removing furniture and other items
  • Storing property
  • Extracting water

Additionally, these are the first steps in dealing with the damage, but depending on the seriousness, further work may be required to prevent bigger problems and eliminate the possibility of health effects from mold or other pathogens.

Restoration

Restoration is the next step after mitigation has been successfully completed.  It is the process in which your property is brought back to the state it was in before the storm damage occurred. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville will clean and sanitize any parts of the structure that have been exposed to mold, bacteria, or other pathogens, and will disinfect and restore any salvageable items that have been removed.  

Unfortunately, the restoration process can be lengthy.  It all depends on the severity of the storm damage.  After everything has been dried and disinfected, repairs range from replacing some drywall and painting to rebuilding entire sections of the structure.

https://www.SERVPROnortheastcollincountygreenville.com/water-restoration 

SERVPRO Offers Both

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville offers both mitigation and restoration. Understanding difference in the two will make the recovery process much easier.

When the Time Comes, We are Here!

Spring storms and unfortunate fires cause substantial damage.  Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville at      (972)548-6044 for assistance with mold, storm, fire, or water-related incidents.

WHY SERVPRO?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville?

During uncertain times, you need a company you can rely on.  A company that when disaster strikes, they are there with you every step of the way.  Our clients that have used our services and experienced the SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville way know they not only have a company they can rely on but can absolutely trust.  We are the damage restoration, remediation, and cleanup professionals who genuinely care about our customers like family.

Call Today and experience the SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County and Greenville difference! (972)548-6044

Why Should You Use SERVPRO

The reasons are many and if you need more check out our reviews.

Northeast Collin County and Greenville residents and commercial property owners know when unexpected emergencies occur, they can call and our team will be there quickly.  By contacting SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville, you could save thousands of dollars in potential secondary damages that could occur as a result of improper or home restoration services.

Our company has been a steadfast presence in North Texas for years.  Year round, our restoration team is ready to assist in overcoming an emergency with minimum inconvenience and expense. Contact us anytime to schedule restoration services for water, mold, storm, or fire-related damages.

(972)548-6044

Emergency Response to Claims

Best in the industry emergency response to calls, claim filing, and customer service.  When you call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville, we will be there as swiftly as possible and begin the remediation process.  Remediation is vital to stopping the damage and is required by your insurance provider.  Your insurance provider requires you to do everything possible to safely mediate and stop further damage.

Types of Mediation and Restoration Services Available

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville has the damage service your residential or commercial property needs.

When the Time Comes, We are Here!

Home and office emergencies are unexpected and, at times, seem unfair.  Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville at      (972)548-6044 for assistance with mold, storm, fire, or water-related incidents.

SERVPRO Understands Your Business

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Large Loss at a Local Hotel We have a large loss division that is always ready.

Commercial Restoration Services

It is never fitting for your business when a fire strikes or when water pipes burst unexpectedly. The time spent fixing the damage done is time lost in income and efficiency. We have experienced and trained personnel to get your business back open. We will assist you with the claims process, clean out the damaged materials, dry and clean the structure, and even rebuild/reconstruct the damaged areas of all the building. We never wish this to happen to anyone, but if or when it may, you need professionals to turn to.

In the unfortunate circumstance you need emergency restoration at your business, call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville, and before you know it, we will have the assistance you need in order to have your company fully restored.

No Job is Too Large

The best and most experienced specialists in the restoration business is what makes up the SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division. The very qualified and skilled experts, are specifically placed in certain regions of the United States to accommodate any and every disaster. Each Large Loss Division is supervised by a performance manager to make sure that all large loss mitigation projects are produced in a timely manner, with seamless communication, using the best equipment and highly trained workers, making the entire process as painless as possible. With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too large.

If you are a business owner in need of emergency disaster service, call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville        (972) 548-6044.

Reasons Why You can Rely on SERVPRO

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County and Greenville?

A question that is easy to answer for customers who have used our services and experienced the SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County and Greenville way.  We are the damage restoration, remediation, and cleanup experts who genuinely care about our customers like family.

Call Today and experience the difference! (972)548-6044

Reasons to Use SERVPRO

If that is not enough, then here are some more reasons.

Northeast Collin County and Greenville residents and commercial property owners need restoration services when unexpected home emergencies occur.  By contacting SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, they can often save thousands of dollars in potential secondary damages that may occur as a result of improper or home restoration services.

Our company has been a steadfast presence in North Texas for years.  Throughout the year, our restoration experts are on-hand to help you overcome an emergency with minimum inconvenience and expense. Contact us anytime to arrange restoration services for water, mold, storm, or fire-related damages.

(972)548-6044

Emergency Response to Claims

Our emergency response to calls and filing claims is the best in the industry.  When you call SERVPRO of Northeast Colling County / Greenville, we will be there as quickly as possible and begin the remediation process.  Remediation is important to stop the damage and is required by your insurance provider.  Your insurance provider requires you to do everything possible to safely mediate and stop further damage.

Types of Mediation and Restoration Services Available

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville has the damage service your residential or commercial property needs.

When the Time Comes, We are Here!

Home and office emergencies are unexpected and, at times, seem unfair.  Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County and Greenville at (972)548-6044 for assistance with mold, storm, fire, or water-related incidents.

We Offer Our Customers More

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Awards SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is an award winner

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville can offer customers all the work needed to make their property "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is owned and operated by an award winning custom homebuilder.  https://www.SERVPROnortheastcollincountygreenville.com/company-profile

The Atkins have been in the construction business since 1996 and building homes since 1999. Having the experience and knowledge of building and construction makes it a pleasure to offer our customers the opportunity to replace/rebuild their home or business after a disaster. Having only one person to turn to from start to finish is very reassuring to home and business owners. No other names, numbers or subcontractors will you need to keep up with or remember. 

If you experience a fire or water damage in your home or place of business you only have to make one phone call, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville to take care of all your needs and worries. Our team is very knowledgeable and trained in their respected fields.

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Our reconstruction manager will listen to your every need and desire when it comes to putting your home back together, from start to finish. 

Most all SERVPRO franchises in the US offer reconstruction services. 

We never wish for fire damage or water damage to happen to anyone. You need to know who you would call in a time of disaster. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville dedicates all its services to make the situation "Like it never even happened." 

Response During the Shutdown

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Hallway with Drying Equipment Commercial Damage Response During the Shutdown

COMMERCIAL DAMAGE RESPONSE DURING THE SHUTDOWN

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us one way or another.  For commercial entities, the resulting shutdown has been especially detrimental, due to the lack of human oversite.  Employees were required, by the shelter in place order, to stay home leaving businesses and commercial properties empty and vulnerable.  For one north Collin County commercial building this exasperated an unfortunate event.  A water pipe burst in the large commercial building resulting in the unfortunate flooding of two levels of suites and shops. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville received the call for help at 10:30pm.  We rushed to the scene and worked tirelessly through the night and the next day to stop and mitigate the water damage.

Room by room, suite by suite, office by office, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville did what was necessary to mitigate further water damage.  We followed specific water mitigation procedures.  Our systematic approach, to water damage cleanup and mitigation, allows SERVPRO to efficiently address the situation regardless of its unique intricacies.   Immediately after the accident occurred, the water damage had started.  To limit this damage, we had to make sure the source of the water problem had been eliminated, corrected, or stopped.  We then proceeded to make sure any affected areas were dried promptly and completely.  The SERVPRO team used only specialized approved equipment in the affected areas, that force in dry air.  This quick decisive action lowered the humidity of the damaged areas and prevented the damage from spreading reducing the chances of mold appearing.  Every water damage situation is different.  We took the step of evaluating the damage and contamination to determine its extent and design a repair plan specifically for the unique situation.  We took pictures of the damage to provide to the insurance company and then began the mitigation process.    During our examination, we looked for structural damage and other severe problems.

During this time of decreased human presence, we recommend, if no one is present inside your commercial building, to have a person(s) assigned for periodic checks and property walks.

Remember, SERVPRO of North Collin County/Greenville is always here to help, day or night if you experience water damage or flooding in your business or home.

Our restoration process for water, fire, mold and cleaning

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville Van in Murphy TX We travel all across Northeast Collin County and Greenville to service our customers!

When you experience a damage to your home, be sure the team you call in knows their stuff! SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is highly trained and follows strict industry guide lines and we go through, this 6 step process to make your water loss, "Like it never even happened."

STEP 1

Emergency contact: Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville 972-548-6044

The restoration process begins when you call us. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville 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.

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.

STEP 2

INSPECTION & WATER DAMAGE ASSESSMENT:  When responding to a water damage emergency, 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.

STEP 3

WATER REMOVAL/ WATER EXTRACTION: 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.

STEP 4

DRYING & 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.

STEP 5

CLEANING & SANITIZING: 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: The final step, 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 Northeast Collin County/Greenville 972-548-6044 for all your Cleanup & Restoration needs. 

Why Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville For Storm Season

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Living room with large amount of water pouring in This image is exaggerated, but the damage done and costs associated can mirror this. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville first!

FLOOD SEASON IN TEXAS

Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in United States. Whether your home or business is near a coastline, near a river, or even in the desert, there is always potential for flood damage. FEMA reports in the last five years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. Just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past does not mean you won’t in the future. In fact, nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas, and even just one inch of flood damage in an average home can cost you up to $27,000 worth of damages.

According to the American Red Cross, floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than any other weather-related disaster. The American Red Cross offers the following flood safety tips.

  • Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around, and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off your feet.
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

If a flood does strike your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville at 972-548-6044Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville team is prepared to handle any size disaster. When fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville will help you take it back! Call today at 972-548-6044.

Why SERVPRO Wylie, Texas

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

water damage, wylie water damage, wylie water Water leaks or floods can turn severe quickly and cause water damage to your home or business and belongings and important documents in the process.

Water Damage Restoration Wylie and the surrounding area

Wylie, TX residents and business owners know from experience storms and floods are extremely unpredictable, as well as the damage they can leave behind.  Yet, other methods can lead homes and businesses to sustain water damage, such as a plumbing leak, washing machine overflow, etc.  Consequently, the unfavorable effects of water damage can be catastrophe for a home or business.  When water enters a structure, it permeates everywhere, doing damage to furniture, appliances, flooring, documents, anything it touches.  Astonishingly, many do not know water damage mitigation is required of you by your insurance provider.  You must do everything possible to minimize the damage from a water situation.  For water damage restoration in Wylie, call the SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville team.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville recognizes the severity and urgency and once contacted we quickly work to minimize any further damage. Disasters strike unexpectedly and our emergency response helpline is always standing by to launch our highly trained and experienced teams into action.  Our Wylie TX teams are available 24/7/365.  (972)548-6044.

Wylie Water Damage Restoration: Understanding Water Damage and the Resulting Damage

Irrespective the cause, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville can rapidly evaluate the damage caused by a severe water event and begin the mitigation and recovery procedure.  There is not a better feeling than realizing you have a trustworthy, professional team on your side.  We are regularly asked, what structural damage can water cause?  Simple answer, a lot.  When water invades a structure, it follows  the path of least resistance and permeates throughout the structure, resulting in stained carpets, upholstery, books and other items. Wooden furniture, when exposed to an excessive amount of water, swells and begins to crumble, whereas tarnishing can occur on unprotected metal surfaces.  If not addressed quickly, mold and bacteria grow and produce unpleasant odors and threaten the health and safety of you, your family, and your employees.  Mold and bacteria growth start with a musty smell.  Water invasion, if ignored, can cause doors, windows, frames, and walls to warp or even break.   The hidden damage of water is probably the most expensive.  Hidden damage is found by looking for discoloration in walls or unpleasant odors. If your home or office has standing water and possibly water damage then call the Wylie water damage restoration experts at (972)548-6044.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Wylie: Problem Mitigation

Drying of affected areas after a water emergency is extremely important.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville teams use only approved specialized equipment specifically for forced air drying, lowering the humidity of the damaged area, and the prevention of damage spread.  We must ensure the water source has been eliminated, corrected, or stopped before dehumidification can begin.  Every water damage situation is different; thus, the strategy is different every time.  We take pictures of damage for documentation and proof for your insurance company before beginning the mitigation process.  During our assessment and examination, we look specifically for structural damage and problems severe in nature.

We understand every day your away from your home is stressful and we want to complete the job quickly as possible to get you back in your sanctuary. On the other hand, if it’s your business that has been affected then days of no operation is costing money and impacting the bottom-line.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville professionals are trained in efficiency and quality so that we can get you back in your home or your business operating quickly as possible.

Wylie TX water emergencies do happen and eventually you will find yourself in the need of water damage restoration services.  When that happens, think Reliability! Think SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville!  (972)548-6044

WATER DAMAGE, MURPHY, TX

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Drying fans in a bathroom SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville drying process of small water damaged bathroom in Murphy, TX

WHY SERVPRO FOR Water DAMAGE IN Murphy, TX.

Do you know the important information regarding water restoration?  Are you familiar with the steps required to return your residential or commercial property to normal?  If not, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville can help.  We have put together a complete amount of information designed to increase your water restoration knowledge before the unthinkable happens.  Mother Nature is not forgiving.  For water damage in Murphy, TX. call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville today!  (972)548-6044

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

What Is Water Restoration in MURPHY, TX (Remediation)?

The process known as water restoration can be described as 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 started 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 Murphy, TX homes or businesses that find themselves in need of 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 Murphy, TX, is high winds or hail.  Normally, 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 Water Restoration in Murphy, TEXAS?

Have you observed 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.

Murphy, Texas Water Restoration

Now that we have discussed 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 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 Farmersville? Read More or call (972)548-6044

Murphy, TEXAS Water Restoration Process

The water restoration process, in Murphy, TX, 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 Murphy, TX  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 Farmersville 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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Why SERVPRO in Melissa Texas

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Walk-out Basement After Demolition Performed MELISSA TEXAS WATER DAMAGE

Hey Melissa, Texas, Why use SERVPRO for 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 SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County /Greenville!  (972)548-6044.

ANNA, TX - WHY USE SERVPRO

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Laundry room with tile floor and water damage LAUNDRY ROOM DRYING

WHY SERVPRO

May 2019

Water Damage Restoration, ANNA, TX

Water Damage Restoration Anna | Anna Water Damage Restoration

As common as Storms are North Texas, rebuilding after one is very hard and often a traumatic experience.  Anna has experienced severe storms and the damage they can cause.  You, your home, or your business has most likely lived through more than one and even just suffered severe damage recently.  The type of damage, so severe, that it requires a water restoration company that specializes in water damage to help with your Anna home or office building with damage as the result from wind or flood.  Did the storm take your roof?  Is there standing water? Are there obvious signs of physical damage and are you at a loss as what to do?

We understand the trauma and stress storms and flood leave in their wake.  To say it’s disheartening, and overwhelming is an understatement.  You’re not alone.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County are the Storm, Flood, and Water Restoration experts.

Emergency Contact Available 24/7/365 (972)548-6044

Immediately contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, as soon as the damage occurs, once your safe.  Our team will be on the way. (972)548-6044.  When you call us, we will begin the systematic process of securing your property.  Insurance policies require mitigation to be done as quickly as it can be.  Mitigating damage should be performed posthaste, for the longer the property is left in its damaged state without temporary repairs increases the amount of damage water can do to the structure.   After a water event, the structure may be left with a severe leak or missing wall or damaged roof which will allow the entry of water, dust, dirt, and debris. The sooner its dealt with, the lower the expense of consequential damage and mess.

Anna Water Damage Assessment

Once the SERVPRO in Anna TX team arrives, water damage restoration initiates with a situational assessment which determines the extent of damages and the creation of a plan of action.  An action plan developed and applied quickly helps in order of completion, reducing project completion time.  A well-developed plan saves time and money.  The damage from a storm can expose properties due to missing roofs, large exterior holes, shattered windows, burst or broken pipes, or other extensive damage leaving the site exposed to the environment.

Whether from a storm, flooding, or broken pipe, SERVPRO provides water damage restoration by quickly removing any standing water, the cleaning and sanitizing of areas affected, and the thorough drying of your Anna structure. It’s vital that all standing water is removed, including sewage backup, for health and safety reasons.  Drying requires the use of dehumidifiers to clean and dehumidify the surrounding air.  If not addressed quickly, mold remediation may become necessary due to the growth of mold as the result of the water damage. Did you know moist surfaces can begin growing mold in as little as 24 hours?  If you are in Anna, and find yourself in need of Water Damage Restoration, please call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville immediately!   (972)548-6044

WHY USE SERVPRO FOR FIRE DAMAGE

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Cabinet with fire damage FIRE DAMAGED FURNITURE

WHY USE SERVPRO FOR FIRE DAMAGE

May 2019

Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration Wylie | Wylie Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration Wylie

The firsthand experience of a fire can be a very shocking event, even traumatizing.  The probability you know someone, in Wylie, that has experienced a fire within the last year or two is high.  A plan designed for this situation is smart and proactive.  Who do you call when there is a fire?  Probably the fire department! The fire department stops the fire, but then what happens?  What happens when the fire department rolls up the hoses on the truck and go back to the station?  You need the damage caused by the fire to begin to be mitigated, cleaned, and restored.  Damages are three-pronged, water, fire, and smoke.  Damage of this nature is not something you can handle yourself.  You will need the help of an expert, and SERVPRO is here to help.  At SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, in Wylie, our teams are trained in rapid response and structured for 365 days a year and 7 days a week availability.   Addressing the damage quickly is what the insurance company expects, you desire, and we focus our efforts on.   Roof damage is often a casualty of a house or building fire results in leaks and the safety concern of a roof cave in.  The sooner the restoration process has begun the risk of spreading damage is lowered.  Regrettably, the salvageability of fire damaged items is not always possible.   (972)548-6044

Wylie Fire Damage Restoration

What does fire damage restoration entail?  Typically, for Wylie fire damage restoration, it entails the homeowner or business owner to make the emergency contact, then SERVPRO begins the assessment, tarp and sealing services, clean up, repair and renovation, and consultation.  These services will change according to the situation at hand. The assessment step is where we determine the level of damage and outline a solution.   Meanwhile, our crew will be doing the things required to prevent further damage and, when complete, our cleanup procedure is quick and thorough.

Experiencing the devastation of a fire can be traumatizing and can leave people scared.  Whether residential or commercial, the costs associated with a structural fire is daunting.  Fire damage to a commercial building can interrupt the daily business operations and place the business in a precarious position, with the possibility of the loss of profit and maybe jobs.  The first 24 hours is the most important time.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County is dedicated to making sure all possibilities of continued damage are stopped, you receive high-quality service, and a restoration of normalcy to either your Wylie home or business. 

When you need an assistance in fire damage mitigation and restoration, in Wylie TX, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, is only a phone call away.  For fire emergency cleanup and fire damage restoration services Think SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County!  (972)548-6044.

Why use SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville for your restoration service needs?

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fleet of vehicles Why SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville?

SERVPRO was founded in 1967 by Ted and Doris Isaacson in Sacramento, CA and relocated its corporate headquarters to Gallatin, TN in 1988.  SERVPRO is the most highly rated national provider of residential and commercial restoration services for damage from water, fire, and mold.  Additionally, many franchisees provide specialty services, such as emergency response planning, biohazard cleanup, document restoration, electronics restoration, dry cleaning, carpet cleaning and reconstruction.

There are currently over 1,700 franchises in the United States, who are able to collaborate and work together during times of major storms or national disasters.  This allows local SERVPRO franchisees to handle any sized job, no matter how small or large, in a very fast and professional manner.

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville was established in 2006 and was acquired by the current owner-operators, Keith and Violette Atkins in 2011.  The Atkins’ have lived and raised their family in Northeast Collin County since 2000 and have a background as award-winning custom homebuilders in the local area.  Their local SERVPRO franchise headquarters are in Princeton, TX.  They believe in hiring the top quality talent in their field and continuous training on the latest techniques and technology for the job.

The Atkins’ and their local SERVPRO team are committed to their local communities as well as providing the most professional service with the fastest response time.  They specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property in many areas, including:

  • fire damage
  • smoke
  • soot
  • water damage
  • mold mitigation
  • vandalism
  • catastrophic storm response
  • biohazard
  • crime scene
  • electronics and equipment
  • document drying
  • air ducts & HVAC 
  • carpet, upholstery, drapes & blinds
  • ceilings, walls and hard floors
  • deodorization

In addition, by providing reconstruction services, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville has the knowledge and experience to fully serve the people and businesses of Anna, Melissa, Blue Ridge, Leonard, Wolfe City, Celeste, Commerce, Campbell, Greenville, Lone Oak, Caddo Mills, Merit, Floyd, Princeton, Lucas, Fairview, Lavon, Wylie, Nevada, Copeville, Farmersville and the surrounding communities.

As a professional and accomplished franchisee, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville’s goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly put your home or business back together "Like it never even happened."  

Protect Your Home by Knowing Common and Lesser-known Fire Hazards | SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Candle being lit with match Candles are very pretty and smell great too, but left unattended, they can cause a very serious house fire. Use caution when using candles.

In this blog, we’ll be diving into two of the most common causes of household fires.

Nobody likes to think about the possibility of seeing their home damaged by fire. However, it’s a harsh reality for far too many Americans.

One way you can be proactive in protecting your home is to educate yourself about fire hazards and how to identify them.

<h4caution-with-candles:6973971da6c835a966786f2d96c6f9e0">Use Caution With Candles

According to the National Fire Protection Association, during a five-year period that covered 2011 to 2015, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated 8,700 home structure fires per year that were started by candle usage. All totaled, there were 82 deaths, 800 injuries and $295 million in direct property damage reported.

Of all the candle fires during this time span, 37 percent started in bedrooms and were responsible for 36 percent of the associated deaths and 51 percent of the associated injuries. There were an average of 24 home candle fires reported per day during those five years, with December topping out as the prime time of the year for home fires caused by candles. These fires caused 2 percent of reported home fires, with 3 percent resulting in death and 7 percent with injuries.

Be sure the candle is kept at least one foot away from anything that could burn and is in a sturdy holder that won’t easily tip over. Always blow out all candles before leaving a room or going to sleep—and never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.

<h4is-the-leading-cause-of-home-fire-fatalities:6973971da6c835a966786f2d96c6f9e0">Smoking Is the Leading Cause of Home Fire Fatalities

Smokers caused fires that resulted in 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in property damage, per the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes. While cooking is the leading cause of home fires, smoking is the leading cause of home fire deaths. In 2014, cigarettes, pipes and cigars caused an estimated 17,200 home structure fires.

One out of four smoking-material fire fatalities is not the smoker whose cigarette started the fire. It is the innocent bystander.

The safest place to smoke is outside. Most deaths result from fires that have started in living rooms, family rooms or bedrooms.

Try using fire-safe cigarettes. A deep, sturdy ashtray should be used. Douse all cigarette butts and ashes in water or sand before throwing them away.

<h4for-lesser-known-fire-hazards:6973971da6c835a966786f2d96c6f9e0">Watch for Lesser-known Fire Hazards

While candles and smoking are two of the most common causes of home structure fires, there are also other lesser-known hazards that could be present in your home.

Did you know that some kinds of glassware in your home could be a fire risk? When sunlight passes through them, the concentrated beam could ignite flammable materials, which is why it’s best to keep glass accessories out of direct sunlight.

Another possible fire hazard is dust bunnies collecting near electrical sockets and floor heaters. Regularly vacuuming and cleaning hard-to-reach areas like behind the entertainment system can help prevent buildup.

Watch for loose outlets in your home. The movement of these electrical outlets could loosen the connected wires and create dangerous arcing sparking.

Fire and smoke damage can be devastating to homes. Water damage from firefighting efforts can also cause significant damage. If your home is damaged by fire or smoke, SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is here for you and to help restore your home to pre-fire condition.