Water Mitigation and Water Restoration – Do you know the difference?
Mitigation with SERVPRO is easy!
In the midst of a water emergency there two processes that are needed to return your home to ‘like it never happened’ status - Mitigation and Restoration.
The process of mitigation is the first vital step in addressing the water emergency. Whether your home has been affected by a leaking pipe or a spring storm caved in your roof, the unwanted water must be extracted. SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto has technicians that are specifically trained to effectively mitigate the water from your home or commercial property. On arrival they will remove the damaged materials, such as dry wall, carpet and flooring, and assess the structural integrity of your home. They will also use commercial grade equipment to dry out the affected areas and take any other precautions needed to protect the property.
Once the water has been removed from your home or commercial property, the restoration process can begin. SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto will begin working to eliminate mold, repair or replace any damaged materials, and test the humidity and moisture levels in effort to ensure all water issues have been resolved. Once the restoration has been completed, our goal is to leave your property in ‘like it never happened’ condition.
A water emergency can be devastating, but with SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto there to help, the effects can be minimalized by our trained professionals.
Flash Floods = Danger
Spring down pours can lead to flash flooding
The National Weather Service explains that flash flooding is mostly caused by torrential down pours from extreme heavy rain. Depending on many factors – including intensity of rainfall, the location of the downpour, soil type, etc. – the timing of the flood will fluctuate. A flash flood can occur as quickly as 3 hours from a down pour.
Urban areas are more likely to experience flash flooding than rural areas due to the nature of the streets, neighborhoods and buildings. The landscape of a town or city doesn’t allow for runoff in the event of a major rainfall or thunderstorm, leading to water filling low spots very quickly.
In the event your home or commercial property is affected by a flash flood emergency, SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto is always ready to assist with water cleanup. Our trained professionals are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week to help you when needed.
Are You Storm Season Ready?
SERVPRO is ready to move when you need us.
Storm season in North Texas is right around the corner. The weather is unpredictable, but there are a few things you can do to be prepared. No one can stop a natural disaster, but you can do your part to protect your home or commercial property.
Debris cleanup can lessen the chance of damage or injury before a severe storm hits. Trim away bushes and trees from your home or commercial property building to reduce the possibility of large limbs falling on your roof. Also, working around your property to remove rotting and dead trees before high winds, along with securing large items will help keep storm damage at bay.
If you are hit with storm damage, SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto stands ready to assist. We have a 24 hour emergency hotline with trained professionals who will mobilize our SERVPRO technicians to begin working on your Water and Storm damage. To make it ‘Like It Never Happened’.
Winter Weather and Fire Hazards
If Fire Damage happens, SERVPRO can help
In winter months, the objective is to keep our home and family warm. However, the luxuries that help provide this warmth can also cause a fire disaster. Do you know what to watch for?
Heating equipment, like space heaters account for half of all fires caused by heating homes between December and February. When in use, space heaters and other heating equipment should be kept at least 3 feet from any flammable material.
A fireplace is a wonderful source of heat during the winter, but also poses a fire risk. To lower the fire potential, check the chimney to make sure there are no clogs and keep all flammable material at least 3 feet from the hearth.
The number one cause of house fires comes from the kitchen. Cooking. We seem to do a lot of that during the winter season. The best way to keep these kitchen fires from happening is to stay in the kitchen while cooking, and to stay vigilant and alert.
Even with the best of precautions, disasters happen. If this happens in your home, SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto has the expert training and experience to undo the damage left at your home or commercial property due to a fire damage. Call us today and let us get your home back to 'Like It Never Happened' condition.
WE ARE HIRING!
Come and work with us!
We are hiring at SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto! Our family owned franchise has been in business for over 37 years and we are excited to offer new employment opportunities to our community. Come and join our team of highly trained professionals that are equipped to help home and business owners in the event of water, fire or storm damage emergencies and mold removal and cleaning services.
Are you looking for a new job? The SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto team is looking to hire a production manager, along with production technicians.
If you are ready to move your career to the next level, we want to meet you! Please email your resume to resume.SERVPRO10897@gmail.com for consideration.
When a Water or Fire emergency strike, who do you call?
SERVPRO 24/7 Emergency Hotline is ready open and ready to assist.
In these late winter months, winter weather can be destructive. When you are personally affected by freezing temperatures, you want help right away. SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto 24-hour emergency hotline is here to help!
Our Job File Coordinators stand ready to answer your call and to begin the process of alleviating your stress from a Water or Fire Disaster. Aside from being an established localbusiness, SERVPRO of Duncanville/DeSoto is part of a larger, nationwide community of SERVPRO franchises who are ready to partner together when catastrophe strikes.
Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022 and the ice storm of January 2023 hit our area of North Texas hard. Widespread damage from ice and freezing temps made a mess in the metroplex.
Our SERVPRO of Duncanville/DeSoto is ready to roll and help make things "Like it never even happened."With emergency lines open 24/7, we are able to triage your disaster and work quickly to mobilize our expert technicians to assist.
From a small leak in your home that caused water damage to a massive water loss due to water tank failure, we are faster to any size disaster. Count on us to have the equipment, resources, manpower, and expertise to be there for you when you need us the most.
Another Round of Winter Weather in North Texas – Are You Prepared?
SERVPRO stands ready to mobilize for your water or fire disaster.
When Mother Nature dishes out the best of winter to us here in North Texas, you can count on SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto to answer your call.
There are a number of winter weather concerns when it come to owning a home or commercial property. Two of these concerns have to do with Water and Fire emergencies. SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto is equipped and ready to help you recover from both - to help your life get back to ‘Like It Never Happened’.
In extreme cold conditions, your home or commercial property’s electrical system will be tested. From running the heater to electric blankets, the electrical system on your home will be running at full capacity. If this strain proves to be too much on your home or commercial property, SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto is highly trained and ready to assist you 24/7.
Water leaks from burst pipes are another concern when the freezing weather sets in. Whether just a small puddle or a deluge of water that overtakes your home or commercial property, SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto has all of the equipment and expertise needed to dry out your home or property and restore it to pre-flood conditions.
The forecast for the North Texas area is looking quite cold over the next few days. Take cautions, stay warm and call SERVPRO if the storm brings any Water or Fire Emergencies to you. When Mother Nature dishes out the best of winter to us here in North Texas, you can count on SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto to respond!
Professional Board Ups
You're not in this alone.
Regardless if your home or business has suffered a fire, storm, or other structural loss, let the professionals at SERVPRO of Duncanville / DeSoto lift a burden from your shoulders by handling the boarding up of your damaged property.
If done incorrectly, boarding up your residential or commercial property could cause secondary
damages such as moisture or critter invasion, making the already unpleasant situation worse, and causing the cost of repairs to increase.
In addition to the remediation and restoration services we offer, SERVPRO of Duncanville / DeSoto can board up your damaged property and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind while helping make it “Like it never even happened.”
Don't hesitate to call us when you need us - we're Here to Help!
The calm during and after the storm, SERVPRO of Duncanville / DeSoto is faster to any size disaster.
Aside from being an established local business, SERVPRO of Duncanville / DeSoto is part of a larger, nationwide community of SERVPRO franchises who are ready to partner together when catastrophe strikes.
Harvey, Florence, and Michael were some of the largest, most destructive storms in recent history. Widespread damage from high force winds, massive amounts of rain, and flash flooding caused billions of dollars in damage across the country.
When tragedy hits, SERVPRO of Duncanville / DeSoto is ready to mobilize to help make things "Like it never even happened."
From a small leak in your home that caused water damage to a massive water loss due to storm waters, we are faster to any size disaster. Count on us to have the equipment, resources, manpower, and expertise to be there for you when you need us the most.
Dryer Fire Risk
Reduce the risk of fire by having SERVPRO of Duncanville/DeSoto clean out your ducts and dryer vent.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency cites that 34% of home dryer fires are caused by the dryer vents not being cleaned.
$35 million annually in property loss is caused by dryer fires. One way to prevent these types of fires is by calling SERVPRO of Duncanville/DeSoto to thoroughly remove dryer lint in the vent and/or air ducts.
The National Fire Protection Agency advises that you clean the lint filter before and after each load, and regularly check to ensure that the outdoor vent flap is not blocked by a bird's nest or other obstacle.
To get an estimate, or schedule a cleaning of your dryer vent and ducts, contact SERVPRO of Duncanville/DeSoto at 972-224-8800 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.