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Hospital Affected by Water Damage in Dallas

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Hospital Affected by Water Damage in Dallas SERVPRO North Irving is a leader in the disaster restoration industry. We have restored thousands of residential and commercial properties in DFW.

24-hour Emergency Response

When there is water damage in DFW, we are ready to respond 24 hours a day.  The last place that we like hearing about having water damage is a hospital.  When we received a call about a flooded hospital with an emergency water damage in Dallas, we knew we needed to work as fast as possible.

Hospitals cannot be shut down.  When they have an emergency, we’ll help them no matter what time of day it is.  For this hospital, their water damage happened in the middle of the night.

Within 30 minutes of their phone call, a team of our Dallas restoration managers were on site inspecting the water damage.  Minutes later, our water remediation technicians arrived and began to execute the managers' water damage restoration plan.

Multistory Water Damage Inspection

The water damage this hospital experienced happened across a portion of two different floors.  When a pipe burst on the upper floor, it flooded the hallways and rooms. The water also found its way down to the floor directly underneath it by escaping through the ceiling.  Our restoration managers were you able to find exactly where the water traveled to by using thermal imaging cameras.

After our technicians extracted all of the water from the flooring, walls, and ceiling, it was time to set up a drying plan.  We needed a drying plan that achieved our goal to open the hospital rooms for patient care as quickly as possible.

Water Classification and Category

There are three different water classifications and categories that we use in the restoration industry.  Classifying water helps us determine the safest way to handle the damage.

For this hospital, we were lucky to find that the water was Category 1 which meant it was clean. Clean water can be removed quickly because the areas do not have to be sanitized.  Learn more about water classification by reading our article Classification of Water and Water Category.

Water Extraction

It took just a few hours for our technicians to extract all of the water from the flooded hospital floors.  Although the water was Category 1, our technicians still sanitized every area the water touched due to the nature of this environment needing to be as sanitary as possible.

Proving Sanitation with TPA Testing

It's never enough to apply a sanitizer onto an area and hope that it does its job correctly.  Chemicals need a specific dwell time to work effectively. It’s important for us to know that the job was done properly, especially in an environment where patient safety is the main concern.

Our office uses TPA testing to make sure that our sanitation efforts have worked.  TPA stands for adenosine triphosphate. We test TPA levels on surfaces to scientifically validate the results of our cleaning.

Our cleaning technicians tested all the areas that we sanitized by using TPA reader.  Any areas that scored higher than a zero for TPA were immediately cleaned again. It was only when areas tested zero that anyone was allowed back into that area.  

A zero score on a TPA test means it is food-grade safe.  This means that the area is clean enough to eat from without the risk of biological hazard.

Dehumidification and a Commercial Desiccant

When we are drying a structure after water damage, we make sure everything is dried properly.  A correctly dried structure helps avoid mold and permanent damage. In a small water damage, a few professional dehumidifiers is usually enough to correctly dry the structure.  In a large loss like this hopsital, the use of a commercial desiccant is needed.

A desiccant is a very large and specialized dehumidifier that is a specially made for large areas. Our office temporarily installed a desiccant to dry the structure’s vast air space.  

Water Damaged Paper Health Records

When the water damage occurred, a significant amount of water found its way into one of the hospitals records room.  In a matter of just minutes, thousands of patient files were wet. Due to the sensitive nature of these files and healthcare privacy laws, this paperwork needed to be saved.

There are many water restoration companies in DFW, but few have the capability to save damaged paperwork.  We knew from other water damages in schools and libraries how to respond to the hospital’s need to salvage important paperwork.  We also knew we had to act quickly to save the paperwork’s integrity. Before the paper is permanently damaged we brought a refrigerated truck and loaded sealed boxes of sensitive paperwork into it.  Inside the truck, the boxes of papers were quickly frozen. Once the truck was loaded, it immediately left to the SERVPRO sublimation chamber where the documents underwent restoration services.

Saving Water Damaged Paper with Sublimation

The SERVPRO sublimation chamber is state-of-the-art equipment created to save water-damaged paperwork.

The first step is to freeze the paperwork as quickly as possible.  The freezing stops the paper from falling apart. The paperwork needs to stay frozen until the sublimation process can begin.  This is why we immediately freeze paperwork and keep it a frozen state as it travels to our chamber.

Sublimation is the process where water goes from a frozen state directly to air.  Usually, the stages of water mean that it will go from frozen to liquid to air. Sublimation skips the liquid part which makes it possible for water damaged paper to be saved.  The paper goes directly from a frozen state to dry.

Sublimation is a very sophisticated process that very few disaster restoration companies in the nation can accomplish.  With the use of the SERVPRO sublimation chamber, this hospital was able to save all its patient paperwork.

After the sublimation was done, the documentation was once again loaded onto a truck and delivered back to the hospital.

Commercial Property Insurance

Our office administrators were able to contact the hospital's insurance company within just a few minutes of their water damage happening.  We were able to establish the hospital’s claim and get their entire project approved within a few hours.

There are many water removal companies in DFW.  Our franchise has over 30 years of water restoration in Dallas.  We’ve restored thousands of properties, and we work with all insurance companies to handle commercial water removal in Dallas Fort Worth.  Trust us to help you. When properties need water damage repair in Dallas, we’re their first call. Our franchise has the expertise to work with insurance adjusters and make sure that water damage claims are processed correctly and quickly.  We are one of the few full-service water damage repair companies available. We can help from start to end -- from emergency water removal to construction. If any commercial mold remediation is needed, we’re licensed for that, too.

Leader in Water Damage Restoration in Dallas

SERVPRO of North Irving is a trusted fire and water damage restoration company in Dallas, TX.  We have the expertise and experience to properly restore all properties needing water mitigation in Dallas Fort Worth.  We have performed residential and commercial restoration in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Garland, McKinney, Waxahachie, and Plano, TX.  Our SERVPRO in Dallas franchise also has a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License.  We offer free mold inspections in Dallas and all North Texas.  You can trust us to handle all your residential and commercial restoration and cleaning service needs.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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Commercial Mold Cleanup in Dallas Fort Worth

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Mold Cleanup in Dallas Fort Worth SERVPRO North Irving specializes in commercial mold cleanup in Dallas Fort Worth.

Commercial Mold Removal

Commercial properties usually have a lot more space than the average property to grow mold. The size of a commercial property alone makes mold remediation inspection an important undertaking.  When mold is found in a commercial property, it should be remediated as quickly as possible to prevent the issue from growing.

Our franchise is a licensed Texas Mold Remediation Contractor, and we have helped many businesses and commercial property owners properly remediate the mold on their properties.

To prevent mold from becoming an issue, we recommend inspecting your property for mold at least once a quarter.  These are the most likely places for mold growth in a commercial property.

Mold in Bathrooms

Bathrooms are a good place to look because there are so many places that water flows through them.  Look behind sinks, especially if they are in close to the cabinet, and behind and around every toilet.  If you see any pipes leaking, call a plumber and get it taken care of immediately.

Mold in Kitchens or Kitchenettes

Many businesses have small kitchens for their staff to use.  If you have a kitchen area, look for leaks wherever the sink is and around any cabinetry.  If you have a refrigerator or ice maker in this area, also inspect the area surrounding it.

Make sure to also look inside all of your cabinets.  There may be pipes running water behind the walls, and if there is a small leak behind it, you may not notice it until you see water spots on the drywall or cabinet.

Sinks

Many industrial settings have multiple sinks around their property.  Look for leaks around every sink you have on your property.

Break Areas

Break areas are popular places for mold growth due to spills and leaking vending machines.  Look behind vending machines and see if there is excessive moisture behind it. If the machine is not operating correctly, there may be too much condensation that can then turn into a source of mold growth.

Mold Around Water Fountains

While not all commercial properties have water fountains, they are still widely used in public buildings such as schools and libraries.  Look for mold growth around every water fountain in your facility. Make sure to have absorbent mats to absorb any spilled water around these areas.  These mats should be cleaned and left to completely dry on a daily basis.n If you see the floor loosening or becoming a different color around your water fountain, this is a sign that water is being allowed to absorb into the floor.

Ice Makers

Look for water leaking from the ice maker on a regular basis.

Freezers

Just like ice makers, freezers are common in many commercial properties, especially industrial kitchens.  Look for leaking water around your freezer. The smell of must means mold is likely already growing.

Mold in Laundry Areas

There tends to be some water spillage every day in a laundry area, and this water should be cleaned up quickly.  Another aspect to look out for is a leak from the many pipes that carry water. If your laundry machines are close to the wall, make the effort to look behind them on a regular basis to ensure that there is no mold growth or moisture.

Mold in Showers

Some industrial properties have showers, but they are mostly placed in areas like gyms or places that host sporting activities.  Communal gyms are a very popular place for mold because moisture is almost constantly introduced into the area. Showers also tend to not be regularly cleaned.  If you are charged with the upkeep of a shower, make sure that there is a way to remove the moisture from the air as it's introduced into the environment.

Windows

Windows that are not sealed properly let precipitation into a building after a storm or even on a regular morning with dew in the air.  A convenient time to check for moisture is after a storm. Look at your windows and ensure that no water has been able to break the moisture barrier.  If you see any water, repair the moisture barrier quickly.

Doors

Doors have the same situation that windows do in case of storms.  Check your moisture barriers around your doors, especially on the bottom, to make sure that water stays out.

Loading Areas or Garage Doors

Because loading areas have a lot of interaction with the outdoors and typically have vehicles coming in and out, it's important to make sure that these areas remain dry.  Not only is this a matter of personnel safety, but the water that is allowed to stay indoors will eventually become a problem.

Mold in Previous Sites of Water Damage

Previous sites of water damage are also places where we ask to inspect when we are looking for mold.  The reason for this is that those places have seen higher-than-average moisture content for a period of time.  If the water damage remediation in that area was not done correctly, moisture was left behind and likely caused mold growth.

We recommend only hiring reputable water damage restoration companies to handle your water damage.  Always ask to see the drying logs from the company you have hired to make sure that they dried your property correctly.

Mold in Air Ducts and around HVAC Systems

The areas around AC units are usually places with problems.  If your unit is placed on the roof of your commercial building, make sure that the unit is inspected and working properly so no water pooling occurs.  If you also notice moisture in your HVAC system, this is a sign that there is likely something blocking the air duct. In this case, we recommend you schedule an air duct cleaning.  

Mold in Water Heaters

Water heaters tend to be enclosed in dark spaces, which create a perfect environment for mold.  If your water heater is enclosed, make sure to expect it regularly to see if any water is leaking.  If you see any leak, no matter how small, make sure it’s taken care of.

Many water damages in DFW are caused by water heater failure.  In a matter of just a few hours, entire homes have been flooded.  Be sure to upkeep with your water heater maintenance. If you do have a water heater leak and need water cleanup in Dallas Fort Worth, we are available 24 hours a day. 

Mold Inspection in Dallas Fort Worth

If you are interested in a professional mold inspection, give us a call anytime.  We are happy to visit your property and inspect it for mold growth.

Mold inspections and estimates are always free and available to all businesses in North Texas.  Give us a call today.

Commercial Mold Remediation

If you find mold during one of your routine inspections or we find mold during our inspection, we can help.  We have helped restore thousands of properties since we began servicing Dallas-Fort Worth in 1986. We are a licensed contractor for the state of Texas, and we have the experience you need remediate your mold quickly safely and legally.

Unfortunately, many commercial properties only find mold when it has grown past the 25 contiguous feet the state of Texas allows before it becomes mandatory for the mold remediation to be filed with the state.  

We understand that businesses interruption is expensive, and any mold remediation project that occurs on your property has to happen quickly and correctly.  We routinely work with other businesses to remediate their mold problems after hours. This either minimizes business disruption or eliminates it completely.  Give us a call to talk about how we can best serve your business to keep your employees safe and your business disruption at a minimum.

To learn more about the mold remediation process please read our article here.

Mold Removal Companies in Dallas

There are many mold removal companies in Dallas to choose from.  Many of them are specialized and cannot also offer water damage cleanup services even though they are usually the cause of mold growth.  We are proud to be one of the SERVPRO Dallas franchises that offer both in-house mold remediation and water damage repair in Dallas Fort Worth.  Our ability to be a full-service mold remediation company is what makes us a leader in Dallas restoration.

Black Mold Removal in Dallas

Black mold remediation requires the same process of any other kind of mold remediation.  We often receive calls about black mold in Dallas Fort Worth. It’s understandable why black mold is a major concern.  There have been many news articles talking about the toxicity of black mold like stachybotrys chartarum. There are many types of mold.  Rest assured that our franchise is a licensed Texas Mold Remediation contractor, and we have experience removing black mold from all properties.

Trusted Leader in Mold Remediation in Dallas, TX

SERVPRO of North Irving is a trusted leader in mold removal and water mitigation in Dallas.  We are an expert water restoration company, and we have helped clean up homes and businesses in our hometown for over 30 years.  We know how to properly clean and restore all properties, and we have performed residential services and commercial restoration in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Ennis, Garland, McKinney, Waxahachie, and Plano, TX.  We have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections in Dallas and all DFW.

If your property requires mold clean up in Dallas Fort Worth, give us a call.  You can trust us to handle all your residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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Fire Damage Restoration: Dallas Apartments

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration: Dallas Apartments SERVPRO of North Irving is a trusted leader in fire damage restoration in Dallas, TX. We have serviced Dallas Fort Worth since 1986.

Fire Restoration in Dallas

When a Dallas apartment fire happens, many units are usually affected.  While the apartment that originally caught fire will have the most fire damage, surrounding apartments will also need clean up.  For example, the apartments on either side of the originally affected apartment will usually have damaged adjoining walls. They will also have significant smoke damage.  Other surrounding apartments, even if they are three or four units away, may also need smoke damage restoration. Some apartments fire are bad enough to affect the roof of multiple units.  

SERVPRO of North Irving regularly responds to Fort Worth and Dallas fire damage in apartment complexes.  We’ve handled every size of fire damage from a small, smoke only stove fire, to a large fire that started and spread to dozens of units.

Apartment Renter Considerations

Renter’s Insurance and Fire Remediation

When you sign your lease agreement, you may or may not have to get renter’s insurance.  Renter's insurance isn't legally mandatory, but some apartment complexes still require you to get it in case of an emergency.  If there is fire damage in your apartment complex, your renter's insurance can cover the cost of fire damage cleanup for everything inside of your unit.

Our franchise is a leader in Dallas restoration.  We have worked with many insurance companies to handle renter's insurance claims during disaster restoration situations.  You will be assigned an administrator from our office who will be tasked with working with your insurance adjuster to make sure that your claim is handled appropriately.  Because the apartment complex usually takes care of the unit itself, you as a renter will usually only be concerned with cleaning the smoke damage from your contents and clothing.

When to Call A Fire and Water Damage Restoration Company

As soon as you realize there is fire damage to your apartment unit, give us a call.  We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Your apartment complex nor your insurance company can tell you which fire damage restoration company to use.  It is solely your choice.

By law, no one can tell you who to use or punish you if you choose a different company other than the one they might recommend.

When you call us, we will go to your unit and inspect the type of fire damage your contents have sustained.  We will create an inventory of every item in your apartment and report it to your insurance company as either salvageable or unsalvageable.  We will also let your insurance adjuster what fire damage restoration services you need.

Salvageable Items

Salvageable items are those that can be cleaned and completely restored back to how they were before the fire.  These items are packed up and taken to our cleaning facilities where they are sanitized and deodorized of all smoke particles.  The items are then either stored until your apartment has been cleaned and you move back in, or they can be moved to wherever you are living.

Unsalvageable Items

Unsalvageable items are those that have been destroyed by the fire.  They cannot be cleaned and saved.  With these items, we take inventory and report them to your insurance company.  Your insurance adjuster will receive a list of all of the items that were permanently damaged in the fire along with a suggested price for a replacement.  Ultimately, it is up to your insurance adjuster to decide how to replace these items for you.

Sometimes items may be burnt beyond recognition and may not be replaced as it is impossible to tell what they once were.  For this reason, we strongly recommend you have a home inventory of your items before any disaster occurs.  A home inventory will provide proof of your items to your insurance adjuster.  

How to Get Smoke Damage Out of Clothes

It's understandable that one of the first things that someone needs after fire damage is clothing.  Regular washing machines do not take the fire smoke odor out of clothes.  In fact, some clothing can be permanently damaged when they are put into a regular washing machine after a fire smoke damage.

It's best to trust professional textile cleaners to wash your fire and smoke damaged clothes.  One of the first things that our office will do when we arrive is pack up your entire wardrobe.  In a matter of fewer than two days, we can wash and remove fire smoke odor from 100 pounds of your clothing and return it to you immediately.  We know you need a wardrobe to live from while the rest of your unit is being restored, and we are dedicated to providing you with one.

We are one of the few Texas disaster restoration businesses that are certified by the Esporta Wash System. This makes us uniquely qualified to sanitize and remove smoke odor from all types of clothing and textiles, including blankets, shoes, stuffed animals, and much else.

It's important to understand that taking fire smoke and soot affected items to a traditional dry cleaner may not get your items clean.  

Our Esporta Wash System uses natural detergents to clean your items with water using the science behind hydraulic pressure.  The result is a sanitized item with a near neutral pH that is safe and comfortable to wear again. Our office has one of the highest rates of clothing fire smoke odor restoration with over 85% success rate.  To learn more about our cleaning process, please read our article.

Moving Services

In order for the apartment unit to be cleaned, everything that is inside of it usually has to be taken out.  All of your items will be packed and moved to our cleaning facility where they will have all smoke and soot cleaned away and deodorized.  Your items can either be stored in our long-term storage facility or they can be dropped off at your new living quarters.

Temporary and Long-Term Storage

SERVPRO North Irving has its own storage for our customers.  We have the capability to store items of all sizes for a short-term or long-term period.  What our customers need items back, we simply move them to their new living location.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Business disruption is extremely expensive, and we understand that you need to get your apartment units cleaned and running again.  Our goal is to make sure that all of your units are clean and safe again for your renters so they can move back in.

While your renters will each have their own and renter’s insurance company handling their portion of their claims, we will also work with you and your insurance company to make sure that your claim is approved and all of your units are clean and reconstructed as soon as possible.

Commercial Property Insurance

We work with all insurance companies and adjusters.  We have processed thousands of insurance claims over our 30 years of experience, and we know exactly how to process apartment complex fire damages.  As soon as you call your insurance company and get your claim number, give our office a call so that our administrators can get in contact with your insurance adjuster to start processing your claim immediately.

By law, your insurance company cannot tell you which fire damage restoration company to use.  It is your choice. When you choose to work with SERVPRO of North Irving as your fire damage restoration company, trust that you have one of the most experienced and trusted leaders and fire damage restoration working for you.

Emergency Roof Tarping

One of the first things that you are responsible for as an apartment complex owner is to install temporary protective measures to prevent secondary damage.  Emergency fire damage services such as roof tarping and board-ups are exactly this.  Secondary damage is any damage that happens after the fire that could have been prevented if emergency measures were taken.  If your insurance company finds that you did not take proper care of your property after fire damage, it has the ability to deny your claim.  This is why emergency services are so important after fire damage.

When a roof is damaged during a fire, it has to be covered with weatherproof tarping.  Our technicians will install the temporary tarp to make sure that precipitation does not enter the unit and cause secondary damage such as water damage or mold growth.

After the temporary roof tarping is installed, we will take roof measurements and turn in an estimate to your insurance company so that we can have a permanent roof replacement.

Emergency Board up

Just like emergency roof tarping, fire damage will also likely need emergency board up services.  This is when we install boards on damaged doors, windows, and outer walls.  This is important to prevent weather from coming inside of the building and causing secondary damage.  It also tells possible thieves that the property is being taken care of.  It's an unfortunate fact that theft often occurs when a fire damaged property is not boarded up.

If weather conditions prevent us from safely boarding up or tarping your apartment complex, we will hire a live security guard to stand watch for 24 hours a day until our technicians can safely work.

Apartment Fire Damage Cleanup

It is very likely that your renters' contents will all have to be removed from the unit for us to be able to properly clean it.  We will work with your renter directly and their renter's insurance company to pay for the moving and cleaning of their items to our cleaning facility.  Even though your renters may all have different renters insurance companies, our office will handle all of them individually.

We will remove the contents from all apartments as fast as possible so that we can get the cleanup of your units started quickly.

There are different types of smoke and soot depending on what items were burned during the fire.  Every type of smoke needs a different type of cleaning method.  Our technicians are experienced and will identify the type of smoke and clean it properly.  If the apartment units have carpeting, we will perform carpet restoration services at this time as well.

If any part of the unit is permanently damaged, our technicians will demolition that portion of the unit and prepare it for reconstruction.

Fire Smoke Odor Removal

Smoke damage restoration is necessary.  You know your apartment is cleaned of all smoke and soot when you were able to walk in and not recognize that there was ever a fire inside.  Fire smoke odor removal and deodorization after fire damage are important, and the most important reason is the health of the occupant.

Our office uses HEPA vacuum filtration to make sure that all smoke particles are removed from the air.  Along with fire damage cleanup, we may also use other deodorant removal techniques such as fogging and ozone to ensure that all fire smoke odor is removed.

Reconstruction

Once the apartment unit has been thoroughly cleaned and deodorized, it is time for the apartment to be put back together.  Any part of the unit that was permanently burned will now be replaced by a reconstruction team.  The result is an apartment that looked the same as it was before the fire occurred.

Leader in Fire Restoration: Dallas, TX

SERVPRO of North Irving is a trusted leader in the fire damage Dallas industry.  We are based out of Dallas, TX, and we have helped clean up homes and businesses in our hometown for over 30 years.  We know how to properly clean and restore all properties, and we have performed residential and commercial restoration in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Garland, McKinney, Waxahachie, Ennis, and Plano, TX.  We also have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections in all DFW.  You can trust us to handle all your residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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Commercial Mold Cleanup Dallas, TX

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Mold Cleanup Dallas, TX SERVPRO of North Irving has been a trusted leader in Texas disaster restoration since 1986. We have restored thousands of homes and businesses.

Mold can be disruptive to a business.  If you find mold on your commercial property, it’s important to get it remediated quickly to avoid disrupting your business any further.  The longer mold is allowed to fester, the more the mold will grow and cause damage to your building.

The best time to remediate mold is as soon as you find it.  If mold grows larger than 25 square contiguous square feet, then Texas state mold protocol becomes mandated.  The time for mold that has to be cleared by the state is longer, which causes a bigger disruption to business operations.

Businesses that need mold remediation have important factors to consider when choosing a mold remediation company.  

24 Hour Mold Remediation

Business disruption is expensive and has to be minimized as much as possible.  We understand how important it is for the disruption of the mold remediation project to either be minimized or eliminated altogether.  We have successfully completed many commercial mold remediation projects by simply scheduling our work after business hours.

Our offices are open 24 hours a day.  This gives our franchise the unique ability to schedule mold remediation at any time that is convenient to your business.  In past projects, we have scheduled mold cleanup:

  • After business hours (after 5 P.M.)
  • Overnight
  • During weekends
  • During popular holidays when employees are away from the building

We’re willing to work with you to find the best time for your mold remediation project.  

If your business is a 24 hour operation like us, we will work to find ways to minimize the interruption of the mold clean up as much as possible.  We can usually accomplish this by using mold containment.

Containment for Mold

Containment means we will isolate the mold affected area so the spores will not be allowed to spread to other areas of your property.  This is especially important if your employees begin to experience mold symptoms or you have customers that need to enter your property.

Our mold technicians will set up floor to ceiling containment and run HEPA air scrubbers if needed.  

Containment can be set up immediately; we do not have to wait for Texas state approval.  While we are happy to set up containment to help prevent mold growth, it is only a temporary solution as we make arrangements and get state approval for complete mold remediation.

Texas Mold Laws

Texas has mold laws that begin when mold has grown over 25 contiguous square feet.  Mold that is smaller than that still needs to be remediated, but it does not have to be filed with Texas.  

If your mold is over 25 contiguous feet, then it mold falls under Texas Mold Assessment And Remediation Rules (TMARR).

TMARR requires a Texas Licensed Mold Assessor to write a Mold Protocol.  Since we are a mold contractor, we cannot legally choose an assessor for you.  For a list of licensed mold assessment companies in Texas, please see the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.

After you’ve received a mold protocol from a mold assessor, a Texas Licensed Mold Contractor (us) will file a Work Plan with the State of Texas.  Once the Work Plan is filed, mold law mandates that we wait at least five (5) business days before starting your mold remediation. Our company will work with you to schedule your mold remediation as soon as the mandatory waiting period is over.

When we finish the mold remediation, the Mold Assessor has to check the cleaning to make sure it’s successful.  If it is, they will issue a Clearance Document.

The Texas Licensed Mold contractor (us) can then issue a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation to you which documents that the mold cleanup was done successfully.  Keep this document as part of your permanent records. It may come in handy if you should sell your property or have questions about the mold remediation from your insurance provider.

Mold Damage

Mold grows on surfaces of moist objects.  If left to grow long enough, the mold will eventually damage the object it has been resting on.  We have seen mold eat into wood, drywall, carpet, clothing, and even rubber and leather shoes.

The longer mold is allowed to fester, the more it has a chance of growing.  Mold is a spore that is very small and light. When there is air movement near the mold, the spore will float into the air.  When the airborne spore lands, it will have a chance to attach itself to a new surface and continue growing. The problem here is obvious -- the more mold there is, the higher the chance there is for spores to go airborne and infest another area of your property.  This is why it’s so important to control mold growth as soon as it is found.

To learn more about mold growth, read our article How Does Mold Grow?

Mold Inspection

Our franchise has a Mold Remediation Contractor license with the state of Texas, and we offer no cost mold inspections to all properties in Dallas Fort Worth.  If you are not sure whether you have mold or not, that’s okay. Give us a call to schedule your mold inspection, and we will be able to help.

You can also inspect your property for mold yourself.  Follow our mold inspection recommendations.

Look for mold in the places most likely to have moisture.  This includes:

  • Kitchens.  Inspect for mold around sinks, behind the dishwasher, and behind any refrigerators, ice makers, and coolers.
  • Break rooms.  Look for mold behind vending machines with a cooling component and behind water fountains.
  • Bathrooms.  Look for mold under sinks and around toilets.
  • Laundry area.  Look around every machine that uses water.
  • Around water heaters.  If your water heater(s) are in an enclosed space, keep a closer eye on them.  Enclosed, dark spaces that have any moisture introduced in them will create an excellent environment for mold growth.
  • Around air conditioning units if they are placed on the building’s roof
  • Around windows.  Look to see if the window’s moisture barriers are still intact.  If you see any moisture inside the building, dry the area and fix the window’s barriers.
  • Around doors.  Look after a rainstorm to see if any water has permeated.
  • Any other part of your property that previously experienced water damage.

Mold Symptoms

Mold has the potential to impact your health and the health of your employees.  For a list of health related mold symptoms, please read Mold Allergy from the Mayo Clinic.

Other Commercial Services

If your commercial property requires other services, we are prepared to help.  Our other commercial services include:

Commercial Mold Remediation: Dallas, TX

SERVPRO of North Irving is a trusted leader in the Texas disaster restoration industry and has the expertise to handle mold remediation in Dallas and all of North Texas.  We are based out of Dallas, TX, and we have helped clean up homes and businesses in our hometown for over 30 years. We have performed residential and commercial restoration in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Garland, Waxahachie, and Ennis.  We have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections in all DFW. You can trust us to handle your commercial restoration and cleaning mold needs.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for Businesses

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for Businesses We have helped businesses in Dallas Fort Worth recover from storm surges, water damages, fire damages, and storm related events.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for Businesses

50% of businesses don’t reopen after a disaster.  The reason is often preventable -- many of these businesses didn’t have a plan in place for restoration and reopening.  This doesn’t have to happen to you.

Pre planning for any disaster can save valuable time and help you know what your plan of action is before anything has even happened.  We have helped businesses in Dallas Fort Worth recover from storm surges, water damages, fire damages, and storm related events such as hail damage, wind damage, and even lightning strikes.  We have a 24 hour emergency line to make sure our response is always immediate.

Knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” will build trust with your clients and employees.  They will know that although your business was momentarily affected, they won’t have to be. You can reassure them that their employment is safe and everyone will be ready to get back to work in a short period of time.

We work quickly for you because we know business interruptions are expensive.  We understand your property has to be remediated quickly and correctly by a professional cleaning company.  

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) reduces business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation. Being ready will help minimize how water damage and fire damage affect your business and how quickly you can get back to making a profit.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Provides:

A no cost assessment of your facility.

There is no need to allocate funds to critical pre planning.  Simply give us a call, and we will record vital data about your property that will help us pre plan remediation procedures in case of an emergency.

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

A Profile Document takes little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.  This small time investment will save a lot of time later, if ever needed. If you don’t have time to gather the information to complete this document yourself, just give us a call.  We’ll be glad to do the work for you, free of charge.

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

A guide can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

Establishes us, SERVPRO of North Irving, as your disaster restoration provider.

SERVPRO of North Irving is recognized as a leader in the restoration industry.  We have over 30 years of experience serving all of Dallas Fort Worth.

When you call us, our mitigation teams are immediately activated.  A commercial mitigation manager will head to your commercial property immediately with a team of technicians behind them.  Our manager will assess the situation and begin putting your ERP into action. Our technicians are often on site cleaning and remediating your property in as little as two hours after your call.

Don’t let other disaster restoration companies keep you waiting.  Ask for an arrival time when the company’s crews will physically be on site with equipment and ready work.  Some companies in DFW tell potential customers they are on their way and show up with empty trucks as they stall for time.  Don’t allow this to happen to you. Time is precious. If the company you’ve called doesn’t make good on its promise to start work, call someone that is ready to handle the job.  

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

Knowing the chain of command saves everyone time.  It makes sure we contact the right person to get work authorized and keep the restoration process progressing.  

Provides facility details such as shut off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency.  Many times, the severity of a water damage can be reduced simply by knowing how to cut off the water to the building.

If your business is ready to start your SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan, give us a call.  We will visit your business and complete the plan on your behalf. In the end, you’ll have both a digital and paper copy of your company’s plan.  

If you prefer, you can fill out a READY Plan yourself by visiting SERVPRO’s Ready Plan Website.  Make sure to list SERVPRO of North Irving as your preferred franchise.

Trusted Leader in Water Damage Restoration and Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas Texas

SERVPRO of North Irving is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company in Dallas Texas.  We have performed work in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ennis, and other North Texas communities for over 30 years.  We also have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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Commercial Carpet Cleaning Service Dallas

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Carpet Cleaning Service Dallas A clean, healthy office carpet helps set the first impression your customers have when they walk into your business.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services

Commercial carpets are a big investment.  They are meant to last, but with so much foot traffic, taking care of them is necessary.  Besides vacuuming the carpet regularly, your commercial carpet should also be deep cleaned.  This will extend its life and keep it looking well kept and professional.

A clean, healthy office carpet helps set the first impression your customers have when they walk into your business.  Besides aesthetics, keeping a clean carpet also helps provide healthy indoor air quality.

Carpets are also the place where airborne particles and other dirt gathers over time.    Office carpet cleaning this also provides a clean and safe environment for your employees.   

Office Carpet Cleaning can:

  • Eliminate most stains.   
  • Extend the life of your carpet.
  • Reduce wear.
  • Maintain your carpet’s color and texture.
  • Clean only high traffic areas or your entire carpet.
  • Work after hours to prevent business interruptions.

Other Commercial Cleaning Companies & Carpet Cleaning Cost

Many of our competitors often give commercial properties a bid for carpet cleaning but are not upfront about hidden costs.  When the carpet also needs spot removal, sanitation, or specialized odor removal, that low budget bid suddenly becomes expensive.  

We don’t do this.  When we give businesses a bid for commercial carpet cleaning, our first bid is our last.  We will not spring surprise surcharges to your bill.

Our Professional Carpet Cleaning Technique

Our carpet cleaning technicians will:

  • Assess the best technique to clean your commercial carpet.  We will often use deep cleaning using hot water extraction.
  • Apply spot treatments where necessary at no extra charge.
  • Apply sanitizer.
  • Apply odor removal or a light fragrance at your request.
  • Your carpet will be dry and ready to use again within 1-2 hours depending on your building’s humidity.

How Often Should You Clean Your Carpet?

Different environments have a number of effects on your commercial carpet.  We typically recommend commercial carpets be deep cleaned once to twice a year when food is not consumed on the carpet.  However, if you notice a build up of dirt on your floors, it’s time to schedule a cleaning.

Regularly Scheduled Industrial Cleaning Services

We work with many businesses that require deep carpet cleaning services year round.  Our clients are businesses in the hospitality industry, education, government, and medical services.

If you’d like to schedule regular commercial carpet cleaning, we’re happy to help.  Give us a call today for a free consultation and bid.

Other Business Cleaning Services

Besides commercial carpet cleaning, we also provide:

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Commercial air duct cleaning improves the air quality of your property.  When dust is allowed to accumulate in the HVAC system, many people end up suffering from allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and headaches.  In climates with warm air and high humidity, dirty air ducts also become hot spots for mold growth.

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Services

Commercial kitchens require deep cleaning every day.  When restaurants want to make sure they will pass an upcoming health inspection, they call us.  We verify the cleanliness of their kitchens. We accomplish this by providing ATP testing and cleaning any remaining trouble spots.

ATP Testing

We approach cleaning tasks with an objective and science based approach.  We use ATP testing to prove contamination levels. ATP -- adenosine triphosphate -- is found in all living cells.  Anything alive has ATP. The greater the ATP level, the greater the microbial contamination.

We take an ATP sample before and after cleaning.  We test before cleaning to prove that the item is contaminated enough to warrant professional cleaning.  Then, we test after cleaning to prove it's been sanitized successfully.

Biohazard Cleanup / Trauma Cleanup

Accidents happen everywhere.  Whether it be a business, hotel, school, or athletic facility, we are ready to respond to any biohazard cleanup situation.  Our technicians are professionally trained to clean up after all kinds of trauma situations where bloodborne pathogens are present.  We will clean your property discreetly and dispose of items legally.

Construction Debris Removal

Construction debris removal is more than just removing leftover materials.  The amount of dust created during construction is usually the most problematic culprit.  We take HEPA vacuums to capture all fine dust particles and remove it from the commercial property’s walls and floors.  Many times, commercial air duct cleaning is also needed.

Mold Cleanup

We have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor license and have helped many businesses in North Texas with mold removal.  We have experience remediating mold of all sizes and types. We offer free mold inspections and bids. Our mold restoration technicians can work at any time during the day to minimize or avoid business interruption while we abate the mold damage.

Request a Free Cleaning Bid

Give us a call.  We’ll head over to your property and prepare a free bid.  

Trusted Leader in Water Damage Restoration and Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas Texas

SERVPRO of North Irving is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company in Dallas Texas.  We have performed work in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ennis, and other North Texas communities for over 30 years.  We also have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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Commercial Cleaning Services and Restoration

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services and Restoration Our goal for our commercial clients is to get the cleanup done right quickly so they resume business operations ASAP.

“Can you handle the size of my job?”

We’ve responded to many different types of commercial property losses.  

  • High Rise buildings with over 40 flooded floors
  • Flooded warehouses with over 50,000 square affected
  • Businesses with fire damage
  • Restaurants with fire damages
  • Libraries with water and fire damage
  • Hotels with water damages
  • Gyms that need to be sanitized
  • Flooded studios with high end equipment
  • Hospitals with delicate medical equipment

Our goal for our commercial clients is to get the cleanup done right quickly so they resume business operations ASAP.  We have the correctly trained managers, technicians, and the best professional equipment to help.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

When you call our business, we’ll be ready to help.  Even before we get off the phone with you, we’ve already contacted our team of managers and have dispatched them.  We have a 24 hour emergency line for just this reason.

We know that when a water damage spans into the tens of thousands of feet or involves a multi-story building, there is no time to waste.  

As the managers are on their way, our crews of technicians are behind them, no matter the time of day or night.  

When we say we’re on the way, that means we’re on the road driving towards you.  And when we arrive, we have technicians and equipment ready to work.

We know business interruption is expensive and stalling techniques are not acceptable.  We will never show up with empty trucks and stall the job.  

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Process

When we arrive, a manager will first determine the source of the loss and ensure that it’s taken care of. 

Meanwhile, our veteran technicians will assess the affected areas throughout the building and begin instructing crews to quickly extract the water and from where.  

As the crews perform water removal, our managers will begin to execute a drying plan.  

Drying large spaces will usually require a desiccant, which is a sophisticated machine that will be stationed outside of your building and run on its generator.  A desiccant will dehumidify your space using a system of vents that our technicians will install.

Every day, a manager will be on your property to ensure the drying process advances.  They will also make any necessary changes to equipment volumes and locations to meet drying goals.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

When a fire and smoke damage happens, the loss is almost always multifaceted.  Due to firefighting efforts and the release of a commercial fire alarm system, fire and water damages go hand in hand.

Fire Board Up Services

Our teams will first install emergency board up materials to prevent any precipitation from entering the building and deterring possible break ins.  It’s important for the public to know the building is being cared for and watched.

We will board up damaged doors, windows, and even portions of the building.  

If a board up isn’t immediately possible due to weather or another circumstance that makes the work unsafe for our technicians, we will hire a live 24 hour security guard to monitor your property.

Roof Restoration Services

If your commercial property’s roof has been damaged, we will install an emergency roof tarp.  The tarp will help weather and animals from entering the property and causing additional damage.  

While the roof tarp is being installed, we will also contact your insurance company and begin to process your claim for permanent roof replacement.

Water Damage Service

Due to firefighting efforts, the building will usually also have a water damage.  A water extraction team will extract all standing water and being drying the structure to help prevent mold growth.  

Smoke and Fire Cleanup

While your building is being dried, our smoke and fire cleanup crews will come in and begin the fire damage restoration process.  

Anything that has been permanently damaged will be removed.  This involves both structural elements of the building along with contents.  Items that must be thrown away will first be inventoried. This documentation will be sent to your insurance adjuster so they can determine replacement costs.  

The items that are salvageable will also be inventoried and transported back to our facilities.  We will clean, deodorized, and store them until they can be delivered.

When all debris has been cleared of your building, our technicians will perform smoke odor removal procedures, deodorization, and soot cleanup on every portion of your commercial property.  Many times, commercial air duct cleaning will also be needed.

Finally, a reconstruction crew will rebuild any portion of your building that was damaged.  

Commercial Mold Remediation

Mold works in one of two different ways in Texas to abide by Texas Mold Law.  

  • The Mold is Under 25 Contiguous Feet

Contiguous means the mold is touching.  Mold of this size requires no documentation to be filed with the State of Texas.  This means we can begin mold remediation services immediately.

  1. The Mold is Over 25 Contiguous Feet

This size of mold falls under Texas Mold Assessment And Remediation Rules (TMARR), which requires:

  • A Texas Licensed Mold Assessor to write a Mold Protocol.  We cannot legally choose an assessor for you. Instead, we can give you a list of assessors for you to choose from.
  • A Texas Licensed Mold Contractor (us) will file a Work Plan and schedule the job with the State of Texas.  Once the Work Plan is filed, we must legally wait at least five (5) business days before starting the job.
  • When we finish the mold remediation, the Mold Assessor has to check the cleaning to make sure it’s successful.  If it is, they will issue a Clearance Document.
  • The Texas Licensed Mold contractor (us) can then issue a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation to you which documents the success of the mold cleanup.  Keep this document and give a copy to your insurance provider. You’ll also want to hold on to it for any future home buyer to prove you’ve taken care of your mold problem correctly.

No matter the size of your mold, rest assured that our business has handled the same type of mold problem you’re experiencing.  We have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor license, and we are ready to help.

If you see or suspect mold in your commercial building, give us a call any time.  We provide free mold inspections and bids.

Trusted Leader in Water Damage Restoration and Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas Texas

SERVPRO of North Irving is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company in Dallas Texas.  We have performed work in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ennis, and other North Texas communities for over 30 years.  We also have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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Landlords: What to Do After a Dallas Apartment Fire

1/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Landlords: What to Do After a Dallas Apartment Fire SERVPRO of North Irving is a trusted leader in commercial fire damage restoration in Dallas Texas.

Landlords: What to Do After a Dallas Apartment Fire

A fire damage can be devastating.  When a Dallas apartment is on fire, there are many concerns to take into account.  The first is the safety of all occupants. Thankfully, we have great fire departments that help save lives every day.  After the firefighters are gone, there is even more to consider:

  • How many tenants are displaced?  Where will they go?
  • What will happen to the damaged apartments?  Can my tenants get their stuff back?
  • How will insurance cover this type of claim when there are multiple people involved?
  • How quickly can I get those apartments rebuilt so my tenants can move back in?
  • Who should I call to start helping me right now?

When there’s a fire in damage today, there is a lot of help that you can get quickly.  Fire remediation is a specialty industry that requires years of experience to get right.  Trust a company with a long history of experience and success to take care of you.

There are Many Companies for Fire Restoration, Dallas

Our market of Dallas Fort Worth has many fire damage restoration companies.  Many will go to you and offer their services even before the firefighters leave.  Even as you call your insurance company about your fire damage claim, you’ll still have to consider who you want working for you.  Ask yourself:

Do I want a full service fire damage restoration company that will be my one call? Or

Do I want to handle multiple fire restoration vendors myself?

For many of our customers, the answer is simple: they want one company they can trust to handle every aspect of their fire damage claim.  This is where we come in.

SERVPRO of North Irving has been a trusted leader in the restoration industry with over 30 years serving Dallas Fort Worth.  We are an experienced and full service commercial fire damage restoration company.

We understand the urgency to both get the job done quickly and correctly.  Downtime is costly for business, and we know how important it is to get back up and running ASAP.  Our managers and technicians are experienced fire damage restorers, and our office also offers reconstruction to rebuild your damaged apartments.

We have helped many property managers rebuild their apartment complexes after a fire damage.  We are the “one call” for our customers, and we can be yours, too.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Process

Emergency Fire Board Up Services

As soon as we’re called to your property, we will begin emergency fire board up services.  We will perform emergency roof tarping on damaged roofs and also cover damaged doors, walls, and windows.  Boarding up a property immediately helps weather from coming in and causing secondary damage. It also deters unauthorized access and theft.  

Apartment Fire Insurance / Renters Insurance

We can work with all your tenants and guide them towards filing a claim with their renter's insurance company.  Each tenant will be assigned a Job File Coordinator from our office who will connect with each renter’s insurance adjuster and begin their claim process.  Many times, it takes only hours for an insurance company to begin approval work in each apartment.

Within a few days, most renters will have all of their household items inventoried, packed, and moved to our cleaning and storage facilities.  Any debris inside their apartment is also thrown away.

Clearing the apartment quickly is always our goal.  We know it’s important to have a clean and safe space in which our technicians can immediately begin fire cleanup and fire damage restoration services.  We will clean all fire and smoke out of the apartment and perform fire smoke odor removal.

If anything inside the apartment was permanently damaged, our reconstruction crews will come and repair it.  

Water Damage Services

Fire and water damages usually go hand in hand due to firefighting efforts.  If there is any standing water in the apartments, we will perform water extraction and other necessary water damage restoration services on day one and the drying process will begin.  We do this to prevent any further damage and mold damage.

Fire Cleanup

After a Restoration Manager assesses your property, we will begin cleaning each apartment.  We will remove all damaged structure and clean the soot off all the entire structure. We will also work with the renter’s insurance provider to get permission to remove their contents inside and move them our storage and cleaning facilities.

Fire Smoke Odor Removal / Deodorization

Our technicians will use various techniques to eliminate the smoke smell from the apartment.  This will involve removing all materials that have absorbed smoke and cleaning all residues from the walls.  We will also install air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to remove airborne smoke particles.

Reconstruction

If the structure of the apartment has been damaged beyond repair, our technicians will remove the damaged portions.  At this point, one of our Reconstruction Managers will assess the damage and begin working with your insurance provider to begin the reconstruction process.  

Full Service 3 Expert Team

Handling a fire damage claim is stressful.  Instead of coordinating the efforts of a handful of vendors, our promise to you is to help simplify this process by assigning you a Full Service 3 Expert Team.  This is a team of three individuals in our company that will manage your project from beginning-to-end. Should you ever have a question about your project, our team will answer it.

  • Project File Coordinator:  they will work with your insurance company and your tenants' insurance companies to process all claims.
  • Restoration Project Manager:  they will perform fire cleanup in each apartment, perform fire smoke odor removal, and handle your renters’ contents claims.
  • Reconstruction Project Manager:  they will rebuild any damage to each apartment.

Trusted Leader in Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas Texas

SERVPRO of North Irving is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company in Dallas Texas.  We have performed work in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ennis, and other North Texas communities for over 30 years.  With our crews responding immediately to jobs, we are faster to any size disaster. We also have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections.  You can trust us to restore your home or business.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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How Much Is Commercial Fire Damage Restoration?

12/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How Much Is Commercial Fire Damage Restoration? We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We specialize in fire damage restoration. Photo credit: Adjusters International.

How Much Is Commercial Fire Damage Restoration?

In the aftermath of a fire damage to your business, a lot needs to be taken into consideration.  As a business owner or manager of a commercial property, you need to find a professional and experienced fire damage restoration company that can get to work immediately.  You don’t have unlimited time to make a decision.

We understand your goal is to properly rebuild your property while minimizing business interruption.  We have serviced businesses in North Texas for over 30 years, and we know exactly how to help.

Many fire damage restoration companies will offer you an estimate.  If this estimate is generic and not guaranteed--be careful. Often, low ball estimates result in significant additional costs are attached to your bid once they begin work.  This happens often with companies that can only handle a small portion of your overall fire damage and hire subcontractors with an added O&P to your bill.

SERVPRO of North Irving is a Full Service Contractor

When we’re asked for a fire damage bid, our team gets to work.  We inspect your property and take into account:

Fire board up services

After receiving a call, we will immediately dispatch to your property and perform emergency fire damage services.  These services are necessary to avoid secondary damage, unauthorized intrusion, and theft.

If the fire department was present, there will likely be a water damage on your property along with smoke and soot.  We will perform water removal services and board up windows, doors, and damaged walls.

Roof replacement

Emergency roof tarping is often needed.  To prevent weather intrusion, we will install a temporary roof tarp upon our arrival.  If you are filing an insurance claim, we will work with your insurance adjuster to process your claim and install a permanent roof.

24 hour live security guard surveillance (when needed)

If the weather does not allow our technicians to perform emergency services, we will hire a 24 hour live security guard to monitor your property.  The purpose of a security guard is to protect your property from theft.

Water damage restoration and fire damage restoration

While our emergency crews are performing emergency services, an experienced restoration project manager and reconstruction project manager will assess your property for damage.

  • Restoration Project Manager: this expert will outline what areas of your property need to be cleaned, deodorized, and if any contents have to be packed out.  Their bid will include everything we need to do to perform these services. Their estimate will include all emergency services performed.
  • Reconstruction Project Manager: this expert will detail all areas of your property that have been damaged and create a bid to rebuild them.

Smoke and fire odor removal

This is part of the restoration project manager’s duties.  They will determine the correct chemicals, techniques, and equipment to use.

Debris removal

Debris removal is one of the first things our technicians accomplish.  Debris is dangerous and is the main cause of most of the smoke scent. Whatever cannot be salvaged from your business will be inventoried and thrown away.  The inventory is given to your insurance adjuster so they may consider replacement costs.

Cleaning and restoration of contents and textiles

Items that can be salvaged will be packed up and moved to our cleaning facilities.  After the items are sanitized and deodorized of the fire and smoke damage, we can store them in our facility until you are ready to receive them.

Moving services and storage

Moving services and storage are part of our cleaning process.  All items we take are inventoried and reported to your insurance adjuster.

Reconstruction

Our reconstruction team will rebuild any portion of your commercial property that was permanently damaged.  Our goal is to restore your property to pre fire condition.

Fire Cleanup Estimate

Our bid will be transparent and simple.  Since we’re a full service fire damage restoration company, rest assured that we’ll be your one call and done.  There are many advantages to using us as your full service contractor.

  • If you have any questions, you’ll be able to talk directly to the managers in charge of your project.  They will be directly responsible for your property’s well being and care, and they will be knowledgeable enough to answer your questions.
  • The stress and worry of coordinating multiple contractors won’t be a problem you’ll have to answer to.  We handle all the details.
  • The overall cost of your claim will be lower since so many of our services are produced in house.
  • Your insurance company will also only have to communicate with us to process your fire damage claim.  This can make the claims process much faster and efficient.

Filing A Fire Damage Insurance Claim

We work with all insurance companies on a daily basis -- it’s the cornerstone of our business.  

If you are filing a claim with your insurance company, we will provide your adjuster with a detailed estimate covering the full scope of the project.  The job file coordinator assigned especially to your project will be in contact with your adjuster every day. We work with a sense of urgency when asking for portions of your project to be approved and completed.  We also instill this sense of urgency to the insurance companies we work with and everyone in our staff.

24 Hour Emergency Dispatch

We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  We specialize in fire damage restoration, and we’re ready to help right now.  Call us any time.

Trusted Leader in Water Damage Restoration and Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas Texas

SERVPRO of North Irving is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company in Dallas Texas.  We have performed work in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ennis, and other North Texas communities for over 30 years.  We also have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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Commercial Cleaning Services

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning Services SERVPRO of North Irving provides many commercial cleaning services. We respond 24 hours a day to any business in North Texas.

Commercial Cleaning Services

We often receive calls from businesses in need of cleaning services.  Some types of services we handle every day of the year such as water damages and fire damage restoration.  We have over 30 years of handling commercial cleaning projects, and we’re well known as leaders in the restoration industry.  

Other times we receive cleaning requests that many people don’t know we also specialize in.  These include:

Biohazard Cleanup and Bloodborne Pathogen Cleanup

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood that are infectious and can cause diseases.  Examples include Hepatitis B, C, and HIV.

Accidents can happen everywhere, to anyone, at any time.  While many businesses and public properties have janitorial staff, they are likely not equipped to safely handle this type of biohazard cleanup.

We have cleaned up biohazard waste in almost every type of industry.  We have cleaned biohazards in airports, schools, athletic training facilities, manufacturing plants, and police stations.  We have also cleaned residential properties where hoarding, unattended death, homicide, and suicide situations have occurred.

Crime Scene Trauma, Vandalism, and Graffiti Cleanup

Broken windows and doors don’t just look bad.  They are also a liability for any business that has to be taken care of quickly.

When portions of a commercial property are in disarray, any type of weather get easily get inside the building and case a water damage.  What was a simple fix for a broken window can quickly become a water damage with mold infestation.

Broken property also makes it easier for potential vandals or any unauthorized personnel to gain entry into the property.  

To prevent all these situations, we perform emergency board up services.  We will install sturdy, weatherproof boarding within a matter of hours. Broken windows, doors, and even portions of the building will be protected.  We can also install a roof tarp if needed.

If trauma has occurred at the crime scene, we will clean and remediate the property after the police have left the scene.  Another service we provide is same day graffiti removal.

Vehicle Cleanup

Most businesses have company vehicles that at times need to have a thorough cleaning.  At times, it's a simple matter of food and drinks accidentally being spilled and the upholstery needs to be cleaned.  

Other times, vehicle cleanups involve bloodborne pathogens and have to be treated with extra care.  This often involves a person or people vomiting, defecating, or bleeding from injury.

We have cleaned cars, trucks, and many kinds of commercial vehicles.

Pest & Rodent Infestation Cleanup

After the pests or rodents have been taken care of by an exterminator, we can come in to clean up any mess left behind.  

Because some animal fecal matter can pose a risk if inhaled, we are careful to use appropriate chemicals and personal safety protection.  

Any areas that were damaged by the animals can also be reconstructed.  We often see damaged drywall due to the critters chewing through it. More serious damage we have helped restore includes flooring or structural beams that have been affected by termites.

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Services: ATP Testing & Sanitization

Restaurants and commercial kitchens call us to test their cooking environments for ATP --adenosine triphosphate.  ATP is found in all living cells, and anything alive has it. The greater the ATP level on an object, the greater the microbial contamination.  

Kitchens want to make sure all cooking and prep surfaces are disinfected and sanitized.  The process to verify this is simple. Our technicians will swab every surface in the kitchen with an ATP swab.  Afterward, we’ll insert each swab into an ATP meter to receive a score. Each test only takes a few seconds and they can make all the difference between a pass or fail score with a health inspection.

If an area of the kitchen does not meet food grade safety levels and needs to be decontaminated, we can clean those trouble spots immediately.

Commercial Mold Remediation

We have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor license and have helped hundreds of businesses all over North Texas complete commercial mold removal projects.  Our mold remediation specialists have handled mold growth projects of all sizes.

As a licensed mold contractor, we are intimately familiar with Texas Mold Law and will always comply with the rules and standards of our state.  

Texas Mold Law

If mold is found on your property, there are two ways it can be handled:

  • The Mold is Under 25 Contiguous Feet

Contiguous means the mold is touching.  Mold of this size requires no documentation to be filed with the State of Texas.  This means we can begin mold remediation services immediately.

  1. The Mold is Over 25 Contiguous Feet

This size of mold falls under Texas Mold Assessment And Remediation Rules (TMARR), which requires:

  • A Texas Licensed Mold Assessor to write a Mold Protocol.  We cannot legally choose an assessor for you.  Instead, we can give you a list of assessors for you to choose from.
  • A Texas Licensed Mold Contractor (us) will file a Work Plan and schedule the job with the State of Texas.  Once the Work Plan is filed, we must legally wait at least five (5) business days before starting the job.
  • When we finish the mold remediation, the Mold Assessor has to check the cleaning to make sure it’s successful.  If it is, they will issue a Clearance Document.
  • The Texas Licensed Mold contractor (us) can then issue a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation to you which documents the success of the mold cleanup.  Keep this document and give a copy to your insurance provider.  You’ll also want to hold on to it for any future property buyer to prove you’ve taken care of your mold problem correctly.

Do you suspect mold on your property?  Give us a call any time. We offer free mold inspections and bids.  

Trusted Leader in Water Damage Restoration and Fire Damage Restoration in Dallas Texas

SERVPRO of North Irving is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company in Dallas Texas.  We have performed work in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ennis, and other North Texas communities for over 30 years.  We also have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections.

Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677.  Call us any time!

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