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Is Storm Damage Reversible In My Cleburne Home?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County is at your service when disaster strikes.

A Professional Restoration Team can Help Restore Your Cleburne Home After a Storm

With hurricane season upon us, intense storms have already visited the Cleburne area, leaving us vulnerable to their effects. Sizeable downpours can threaten your home by allowing water into the house and leaving a trail of debris in its wake. Rather than despair, enlist the help of a reputable company to assess the impact and develop a plan to restore your home as soon as possible.

Cleburne residents facing water damage due to a storm can call SERVPRO for assistance. Our team is available 24/7 as soon as the area is safe to transit, and we bring our expertise and industrial-grade equipment to help your house feel like your home again. Acting quickly and decisively is essential in thwarting further damage to your home. The longer your walls, furniture, and personal belongings sit underwater, the lesser the chance for you to salvage them. Enrolling our crew into your post-storm plans can save you time and money in the long run.

Do I need to dispose of all my personal property after a storm?

Our SERVPRO team can help you remove or salvage items depending on the damage they present and their characteristics. More porous surfaces such as carpets may need to be removed, whereas natural stone and wood flooring may be salvaged, Your home's specific circumstances will guide our decision-making.

Aside from looking at the inside of your home, our team also looks at its foundation and structural elements. The crawl space is of particular interest as it may become a problem if water remains in it. To this end, our SERVPRO crew takes the following steps to protect your crawl space:

    •    Pump out water using submersible pumps if possible
    •    Set up air movers to encourage evaporation
    •    Add a vapor barrier for further protection of your home

SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County is at your service when disaster strikes. Call us at (817) 297-8588 and let our team come to you and leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

How Can We Complete Water Restoration At Our Cleburne Superstore Without Extended Closure?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

flooded warehouse Are you having water damage issues in your Clebure Commercial building? Call the professional from SERVPRO to mitigate your problem.

SERVPRO Can Help Identify Ways to Limit the Spread of Damage and Use Advanced Resources to Speedup Restoration

If you manage a superstore, everything you deal with is on a massive scale - including the effects of water spills at the facility. Since closing down is likely to inconvenience many people, you need to find a way to restore damage to your Cleburne superstore with limited or no closure.

How can restoration happen without closure?

The actions you take during water restoration at your Cleburne superstore depend on the intensity of the incident. The sheer size of the facility minimizes the chances of spilled water covering every square inch. However, people moving around unhindered can spread the water and soil the entire premises. Our SERVPRO crews can help you take measures to prevent this, including:

  • Creating physical barriers
  • Redirecting people with safety signs
  • Removing water using specialized techniques

A simple step, such as setting up warning signs demarcating wet sections of the store can help keep people away, preventing the spread of soiling through foot traffic. It might also be necessary to erect a physical barrier that can check the spread of moisture and aerosolized contaminants through the air. Our technicians set up the containments using 6-mil polyethylene plastic sheets separating the affected areas from the rest of the property. Our goal is to be as inconspicuous as possible while restoring the site.

Does speed matter during water restoration?

When water spills, time plays a significant role in determining the overall damage. Taking too long creates an opportunity for microbial development and moisture penetration deep into materials. Delays mostly lead to irreversible damage. Our SERVPRO technicians speed up restoration processes such as water extraction and drying by using state of the art equipment. Using drying mats is one such option that presents several benefits, including:

  • Reaching water below the surface of the tiles
  • Eliminating the time it would take to tear up the tiles
  • Eliminating the cost of replacing tiles or commercial grade carpeting

SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County can help you address most challenges caused by water spills. Call us at (817) 297-8588. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Should I Handle Water Removal If My Cleburne Pawnshop Is Affected?

6/7/2020 (Permalink)

pawn shop neon lit sign attached to store Make sure to treat spills quickly and tackle any water damage with a call to SERVPRO. We are available 24/7.

With Help from SERVPRO, Removal Can Either Help Protect or Restore Valuables Affected by the Water Spill

Although the customers that visit your Cleburne pawnshop are driven by pressing financial needs, they still expect proper customer service. Water spills can interfere with your ability to deliver such quality services by forcing you to close down or damaging the items left by your customers as collateral for loans. Poor management of water loss incidents can lead to several complications.

How can handling water removal poorly affect my Cleburne pawn shop? 

Water spills in Cleburne can have lasting effects on any type of business they affect. However, the effects can be more severe for a pawnshop because exposure to water or high humidity levels can readily damage the high valued items that customers leave at the premises. Items such as electronics and firearms need protection, immediately after the water spill occurs. Any delays or improper water removal can cause damages, which would lead to other problems like:

  • Customers posting negative reviews about your business
  • Incurring costs repairing the items
  • Replacing the items if the damage is beyond repair

Apart from ruining items left by customers at the store, the water is also likely to affect the structure and fixtures such as shelves leading to high restoration costs. 

Should water removal prevent or resolve problems?

Ideally, water removal in Cleburne should help prevent damage to the structure and contents. Fast removal of any standing water in the store or moving items away from the affected areas should prevent most of the problems that develop later. Our SERVPRO technicians can help since we have several resources, including:

  • Fast water extractors
  • Protective materials such as plastic tarps
  • Handcarts and air sleds for moving heavy items

However, several factors can interfere with the success of preventive steps. For instance, the water spill might occur in the middle of the night when the store is closed, and by the time you discover the loss, some damages have already occurred. In such cases, the goal of removal is to resolve any damages that occur.

What steps are necessary during water removal?

Depending on the extent of the loss, removal can be a simple process of mopping wet areas or a more complicated one that takes several steps before the shop can regain its preloss condition. Typical restoration steps include:

  • Moving items from display areas
  • Tracing the extent of moisture migration
  • Extraction of standing water
  • Drying wet materials

Most of the items you have in your shop might be on display shelves or a packed storage area in the back. Performing restoration steps such as water extraction with the items in place is challenging. Moving them to an unaffected section within the store or an external location helps. Our SERVPRO technicians complete such movement conveniently. We have storage pods that can hold items safely within the store. We also have an electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, which we use to keep clear records of the items you have at your store. Moving items also creates a chance to separate any wet items from the unaffected ones.

Once the water spills, it soaks into various materials around the loss site, including floors and walls. There is a need to identify how far the moisture migrates so that removal processes can address any hidden wetness. In most cases, physical observation and the use of moisture sensors and meters to take readings are sufficient. However, if we suspect the presence of moisture in concealed areas, we use sophisticated tools such as thermal cameras to identify the wet sections.

What next after the water is gone?

If your shop is like most, the floor is made from hard materials such as tiles, so extracting water is straightforward. However, drying is likely to present some challenges since materials such as wall panels, shelves, and cabinets are made from porous or semi-porous materials, which tend to hold moisture. Evaporating the moisture is the standard drying solution. Our SERVPRO technicians can set up a couple of air movers around the shop to boost air movement, thus enhancing the evaporation rate. The use of dehumidifiers helps extract moisture from the air to ensure constant drying. 

Exposure of different materials to water can lead to the development of unpleasant odors. Deodorizing can help neutralize these odors or provide a sweet scent. Our technicians can use ULV foggers to mist a pairing agent to neutralize bad odor. Alternatively, we use a masking agent when we determine that the odor is only temporary.

SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County has extensive experience handling water spills in commercial establishments. Call us at (817) 297-8588 to help restore your Crowley, Joshua, or Alvarado property. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Can I Do to Remove Fire Damage from My Crowley HVAC System?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

burned-out chair in a fire close-up on a black background SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County serves the community with mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Professionals Restore Your Crowley Home After Fire Damage

Fire damage residues in your ventilation can be challenging for Crowley homeowners to clean. According to 2016 data, ad many of 55% of residential fire and smoke-damaged HVAC systems could be repaired without fully replacing them.

If you need fast fire damage mitigation for your Crowley residence, SERVPRO technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to address the damage and restore your home to a preloss condition with EPA-registered antimicrobials.

How Fire Damage Affects Ventilation

    •    Smoke trapped in your HVAC. When a fire occurs in your home, smoke residues and soot deposits can get into the vents and circulate through your property the same way that clean air normally would. These deposits can introduce foul odors into areas that were unaffected by a home fire.
    •    Clogged filters require fast replacement. HVAC filters get clogged quickly after the strain of absorbing fire damage residues. Make sure that filters are cleaned or replaced to prevent costly repairs.
    •    Residues damage your ducts. Fire damage brings more than just smoke and soot into your home. Corrosive chemicals and acidic debris can tarnish or damage your vents and HVAC components. Fast removal minimizes the risk of large-scale failures in your system.

SERVPRO Cleans Out Soot-Filled Vents

SERVPRO’s multi-pronged approach to fire damage cleanup includes tools and solutions for cleaning ductwork. It is often more cost-effective to replace flex duct. Sheet metal ducts, on the other hand, may require some disassembly for thorough cleaning. Technicians use augers, brushes, and alkaline cleaners to address soot deposits and remove acidic residues.

SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County serves the community with mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (817) 297-8588 to begin cleanup at any time of the day or night.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Cleburne, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County today at (817) 297-8588 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can Standing Water Be Removed from My Cleburne Area Commercial Building?

5/17/2020 (Permalink)

broken pipe with water actively spewing Broken pipes can cause problems to escalate quickly. Get SERVPRO involved right away for best results.

When a Major Pipe in Your Building Ruptures, There are Advanced Water Removal Tools that Can Quickly and Effectively Clean Up the Resulting Mess.

Not too long ago, a Cleburne area hotel suffered a severe water leak after a major pipe ruptured in its basement.  After this pipe failure, the local hotel’s large basement rapidly filled with several feet of water.  This catastrophe occurred suddenly and without any previous warning signs. Unsure of what to do, the hotel’s owners did some online research and discovered that there were ways to quickly solve their problem.  They learned that companies like SERVPRO have state-of-the-art extractors and drying equipment to effectively handle their large water removal job.

What Industrial-Strength Equipment Does SERVPRO Have to Handle My Commercial Water Removal Job in Cleburne?

In addition to tools normally used for residential issues, SERVPRO also has large industrial-strength equipment and other gear for commercial water removal in Cleburne.  Our technicians use all of this to successfully perform even the biggest, most difficult business site cleanups.  Our commercial-grade hardware and gear include:

  • Massive truck-mounted extractors capable of rapidly removing large amounts of water
  • Trailer-mounted desiccant dehumidifiers that speed up the drying process for large jobs
  • Low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers which remove more moisture from the air in a shorter period of time

How Do Trailer-Mounted Desiccant and LGR Dehumidifiers Work?

Trailer-mounted desiccant dehumidifiers have a large moisture capacity and can quickly reduce the water vapor pressure and humidity ratio to their lowest levels, which also effectively controls interior climates.  These dehumidifiers have adsorbent-coated wheels that draw-in moisture and then release it into outgoing air.  This process is fueled by adsorbents, like silica gel, which efficiently attract, but do not absorb, and then release moisture.  LGR dehumidifiers, on-the-other-hand, condense air via a double cooling system that enables them to extract large amounts of water vapor, even under forty grains/pound.

If you ever need help with an extensive commercial water removal job, remember that there are services that can assist you.  Contact SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County at (817) 297-8588, if needed.

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How Do I Cleanup a Leak Behind My Cleburne Kitchen Cabinets?

5/10/2020 (Permalink)

bust pipe leaking water Water leaks can slowly and quietly destroy your home. Call SERVPRO to mitigate the effects of water damage.

SERVPRO techs have the tools and experience to restore your Cleburne kitchen from water loss

A slow leak can do a great deal of damage in a Cleburne home. Particularly when the leak has a location in a spot that does not get looked at very often and is in a hard-to-reach place such as within the wall behind the cabinetry in a kitchen. When left alone, the water can continue to do damage, and the potential problem to include mold becomes a threat. Signs an unseen leak is happening in your kitchen include: 

  • Musty odors
  • Water appearing on the floor in front of the loss area
  • Interior of cabinets show signs of constant dampness

What is the Best Way to Do Water Cleanup in a Kitchen With a Leak?

When SERVPRO technicians work on water cleanup in a Cleburne kitchen with a leak within a wall covered by a cabinet, they will first attempt to extract the water and dry the area by opening the cupboards and clearing them out. The majority of cabinets have open backs, and getting to the wall with the issue usually is not a problem. However, if the moisture detection equipment shows that the water loss is widespread or the sheetrock shows signs of warping or buckling, it will require removal as part of the mitigation. 

First Actions in a Home with Water Loss

SERVPRO techs scope the loss area and determine how widespread the damage from the water is. When the area gets marked off, the techs always try to mitigate the Cleburne water loss with as little controlled demo as possible, so there are fewer repairs needed to bring the house back to normal. It is not uncommon to find that moisture under the flooring in the vicinity of the leak. However, in the case where a significant amount of the wall behind the cabinets gets wet, not only are there actions that need to happen to remove the damaged sheetrock, but also the need to inspect for mold colony growth existence as well. 

What Happens When Mold Gets Found as Part of a Water Damage Restoration?

SERVPRO technicians hold certification for mold remediation MRC1353 and know the steps to stop any further damage safely. If the worksite does not already have containment around the loss area to keep dust and airborne particulate to a minimum, the techs usually implement it to halt the potential for spore spread during the remediation process. Handling a mold infestation goes in tandem with drying the water loss area. Mold requires moisture to thrive, and once that crucial element gets removed, the techs can perform abatement and remove the dried colonies. 

Complete Drying is Paramount to Recovery From Water Loss

While there may not be much in the way of water extraction that needs to happen when a slow leak is a culprit, however drying the interior of the wall around the leak is crucial. After removing the cabinets, the techs cut away the deteriorated portion of sheetrock, leaving the undamaged portion in place. This makes the cosmetic repairs easy as all that needs to happen is a piece of sheetrock gets cut to fit the opening and sealed in place with joint compound will be flawless once sanded and the cabinets put back. Before any of that can occur, the cause of the water loss needs to get addresses. If the homeowner does not have their own plumbing company, SERVPRO can arrange for a local professional to perform any required repairs. 

For the drying phase, the technicians use professional drying equipment that rapidly brings down the interior humidity and allows the structural elements to dry completely. The process gets monitored carefully to ensure preset drying goals get met. The technicians:

  • Take careful readings throughout the home 
  • Scope the loss area to determine how elevated moisture levels are
  • Set drying goals per the unique readings gathered within the property as the baseline levels
  • Set a time frame for drying based on the collected information

Before repairs and installation of the cabinets occur, the technicians use both antimicrobial cleaning agents and sealants on affected areas to ensure there are no odors left behind and no return of the mold infestation. 
SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County at (817) 297-8588  brings all the tools and equipment needed for water cleanup in local properties. With their years of experience and training, the certified technicians can turn around any amount of water loss in a house.

How Can I Remove All Of The Moisture In My Cleburne Home After A Flood?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water If you notice water in your house after your neighborhood floods call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Can Use Various Techniques And Equipment To Remove Moisture From Your Cleburne Home

Flooding conditions can cause water to build up outside and then eventually find its way into your house. The longer your contents and building materials stay wet, the worse issues can get. For instance, if organic materials like wooden items in your home stay wet for more than 48 hours, mold can grow.

What Is The First Step You Take To Remove Water From My House?
When we conduct flood damage restoration in Cleburne, the first step our SERVPRO technicians take is to extract as much water as we can while it is still liquid using the following equipment:

    •    Portable Extractors: We can use portable extraction units to get into tight places where moisture is hiding.
    •    Heavy-Duty Truck-Mounted Extractors: We can utilize our truck-mounted machines to give us more power when extracting water from your house.
    •    Handheld Extraction Tools: When we are removing liquid from smaller items such as your couch or a recliner chair, we can use handheld tools to extract tight spots and uneven surfaces.
    •    Weighted Extraction Tools: When removing moisture from thick carpets, we can utilize extraction tools that use the weight of the operator to compress the carpeting.
    •    Sump Pumps: If there are more than two inches of standing water in any part of your house, we can hook up a submersible pump that pulls water out of your building and into a sewage drain.

How Can You Remove Moisture From My Structural Components Like My Subfloor Or Walls?

    •    Air Movers: We can set up air movers so that they push air in a circular motion to speed up the natural evaporation process.
    •    Circular Fans: We can set up box fans that can push a large amount of air in a short period.
    •    Dehumidifiers: We can set up dehumidifiers that pull moisture from the air and dispense warm, dry air to be used in the circulation created by the air movers.

If you notice water in your house after your neighborhood floods, call SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County at (817) 297-8588 24/7.

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No One Can Be Sure When a Flash Flood in Cleburne Can Happen

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

flooded warehouse facility Flash flooding can take you totally by surprise.  Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and drying efforts.

SERVPRO Can Help Cleburne Businesses Overcome the Disaster

Although our community controls the sharp variations in the flow of rivers and other waterways through the use of reservoirs and up-river dams, your Cleburne warehouse or distribution center is still at risk of flooding when storms bringing torrents of rain sweep across the North Texas landscape. Most common in the spring, thunderstorms can happen anytime, and the flooding which follows particularly heavy rains is thus random and hard to predict. 

How Do Flash Floods Do Their Damage?

When heavy rains drop several inches of water in a short burst, the scenes on freeways, streets, and parking lots are newsworthy and familiar. Cars pile up under bridges and sometimes slide sideways in the flash flow of water. Imagine the water instead funneling across a parking lot toward your business or spewing inside on your sales floor from a broken downspout, and you have the mental image of flood damage in a Cleburne commercial building

What Kinds of Contaminants Flow Inside with the Flooding?

Very little can be done to stop the incursion of water, so business owners must steel themselves not only for the soaking but also for the dirt, silt, and other debris that flows inside as well. When we arrive to assess the scenario, SERVPRO must consider the water contaminated, evaluated as Category 3 black water. This determination is crucial in how mitigation and remediation proceed because it can impact whether the inventory can be saved and what kinds of treatment are needed before the public can again enter your commercial space. What types of substances and debris taint the water we are tasked with managing?

  • Industrial waste
  • Roadway chemicals
  • Landscaping chemicals
  • Dead animals, insects, reptiles, and organic debris
  • Sewage, especially if the sanitary system is overwhelmed
  • Hazardous substances on the roof if the flooding is all or partially connected to poorly draining or burst downspouts. 

What Are Some First Steps After Flash Flooding in My Business?

First and foremost, business owners must check that no one in the building is caught in a confined area and in danger of injury or drowning. Any chance of electrical hazards putting individuals at risk of shock or electrocution must also be noted, and the power shutdown if needed. Inventories that can be elevated on shelving easily should be raised.

What Can I Expect from the SERVPRO Response?

When our crews arrive, a safety assessment precedes all activity. This is crucial as we are unaware of the layout of your business. As soon as practical, emergency services begin:

  • Portable barriers can be set up to confine the flooding in Cleburne
  • Any damage to the exterior can be boarded or tarped up
  • Silt and mud and other significant debris often need to be shoveled out
  • Submersible pumps are positioned where water is deeper than two inches
  • Truck-mounted extractors with wands begin suctioning up water

Note: The pumps and truck-mounted extractors are powered independently of the business's utilities, critical if the electricity is knocked out by the storm out or has been disconnected temporarily for safety.

What Happens to Carpeting?

Because of the risk posed by contaminants in the water, we usually recommend that padding under any carpeting be removed and discarded. Padding is relatively inexpensive and reasonably easy to replace. Because flood water is considered highly contaminated, industry standards also mandate that carpeting be removed and discarded. We often use wanded extraction to remove a significant quantity of the water saturating the carpeting and padding to make it less heavy when discarding. We are familiar with local regulations and contain and dispose of carpet and pad as directed for hazardous waste.

How Do We Manage the Concrete and Resilient Tile Floors Common in Large Commercial Buildings?

If the floors are in sound condition, we use wanded extractors to clear off the flood water. Our technicians test for hidden water in building cavities or recesses, including flooring that might have sublayers. We might use floor mats connected to negative pressure extraction systems to pull fluids from several layers. Once visible water is extracted, our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians devise a drying perimeter to reduce absorbed water to preloss conditions. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers create a balance to facilitate the return to normal.

How Is Mold Growth Prevented?

Our company is a certified mold remediation firm. Our employees monitor continuously for any sign of mold growth. The time frame is as short as 24 to 48 hours for molds to begin multiplying, so we work quickly and emphasize water removal and humidity control. If needed, we follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to contain, remove, and discard moldy debris. EPA-registered antimicrobials applied for both mold, and more general pathogen inhibition are typically part of our commercial flood damage remediation plan. 

SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County is highly-qualified to spearhead your commercial flood damage recovery. Call us at  (817) 297-8588 to set up an assessment and proceed with a restoration plan.

We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Cleburne After A Fire

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

A technician using one of our air scrubbers in the attic of this home SERVPRO powered this air scrubber with our generator to clean the air in this home after a fire disaster struck.

Attics Cans Be A Common Place For Fire Damage In Cleburne

Many attics inside houses in Cleburne can have electrical wires or heating vents running through them. If an electrical wire short or another mishap occurs, a fire could ignite inside your attic.

The flames coming from the blaze could start to consume your building materials such as your trusses, drywall, and insulation. The smoke created can also cause fire damage inside your Cleburne home. When the smoke starts accumulating in the attic, your drywall ceiling can get affected, and it can make its way into your living space. It is also possible that smoke can enter your heating and ventilation system and cause foul aromas to get circulated throughout your house.

Ensuring Safety Is Top Priority

Before beginning any fire damage restoration work, our SERVPRO team first assesses the situation to make sure that your structure is safe for all building occupants. Burnt building materials can create a dangerous environment, and we can inspect and mitigate the following safety hazards:

Fall Hazards: If drywall is hanging from your ceiling, we can safely remove it so that it cannot fall and injure someone.
Trip hazards: If burnt materials and other debris have already fallen onto your floors, we can remove the debris or clear out pathways for foot traffic.
Electrical Hazards: If the source was electrical-related or wiring was affected during the blaze, we can shut off the power and get a certified electrician to repair the problems.

Removal Of Charred Materials

During an attic fire, our SERVPRO technicians can start by removing any severely burnt debris, including insulation or drywall. If other materials such as your trusses or roofing materials get charred, we can conduct demolition procedures and dispose of these large, heavy items. Once the large chunks of debris are removed, we can then vacuum up the remaining dust with a high-efficiency particulate air or HEPA vacuum.

Attic fires can become disasters that are best handled by calling SERVPRO of Crowley & South Johnson County at (817) 297-8588. We are available 24/7 and we can restore your loss, "Like it never even happened."

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