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Hot water heater causes water damage in Ft. Worth, TX

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

A broken hot water heater created several inches of standing water in this Fort Worth, TX  business. Our highly trained technicians extracted the water, removed the cove base, and drilled holes for drying inside the walls and under the cabinets.  Drying equipment was set up to help speed up the process.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth worked around the clock to restore the effected area and prevent any secondary damage from occurring.  

We know that commercial water damage can cost a business thousands of dollars in productivity; it is always our goal to help keep your business running as flawlessly as possible through the restoration process. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information

Your insurance information (if applicable)

The street address of the water-damaged business

When did the flooding or water damage occur?

What caused the water damage (if known)?

Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.

Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.

Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

Drywall begins to swell and break down.

Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.

Furniture begins to swell and crack.

Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth at 817-232-3333. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Safety Tips for Northwest Fort Worth

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storms and heavy rains devastate different regions every year.  Some of the biggest dangers caused by storms can occur after the storm has already passed.  Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the U.S.   Flooding can also result from plumbing failures, frozen pipes and damaged structures. Knowing how to prepare and deal with potential flooding in advance can affect how much of your property can be restored and how much has to be replaced. 

Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert, there is potential for suffering flood damage.  Below are flood safety tips to follow:

During a Flood Watch or Warning

  • Gather emergency supplies
  • Listen to your local radio or television station for updates.
  • Have immunization records handy (Store immunization records in a waterproof container)
  • Prepare an emergency food and water supply.  Store at least 1 gallon of water per day for each person and each pet.  Store at least a 3-day supply
  • Bring in outdoor possessions (lawn furniture, grills, trash cans) or tie them down securely
  • If evacuation appears necessary:  turn off all utilities at the main power switch and close the main gas valve.
  • Leave areas subject to flooding:  low spots, canyons, washes, etc.  (Remember:  avoid driving through flooded areas and standing water)

After Flooding Occurs

  • Avoid driving through flooded areas and standing water.  As little as six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle
  • Do not drink flood water, or use it to wash dishes, brush teeth, or wash/prepare food.  Drink clean, safe water. 
  • If you evacuated:  return to your home only after local authorities have said it is safe to do so.
  • Listen to water advisory from local authorities to find out if your water is safe for drinking and bathing.  (During a water advisory, use only bottled, boiled, or treated water for drinking, cooking, etc.)
  • When in doubt, throw it out!  Throw away any food and bottled water that comes/may have come into contact with flood water.
  • Prevent carbon monoxide(CO) poisoning.  Use generators at least 20 feet from any doors, windows, or vents.  If you use a pressure washer, be sure to keep the engine outdoors and 20 feet from windows, doors, or vents as well. 

SERVPRO ofNorthwest Fort Worth specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Northwest Fort Worth, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 817-232-3333

Cooking fire in condominium near Saginaw, TX

12/31/2018 (Permalink)

A cooking fire in this kitchen shows the black soot left behind in Saginaw, TX.  As you can see in this before picture the microwave melted and left behind a mess to clean up. SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth was called immediately!  Our highly trained technicians assessed the damage to begin cleaning.  Smoke and soot affected the kitchen as well as the air ducts, walls, ceiling, and floors.  After testing the walls, ceiling, air ducts for smoke and soot, cleaning was completed as well as, removal of microwave and cabinets.  Our equipment was set up to help deodorize and remove the offensive odor left behind.  When the job was complete the customer was very satisfied!

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 817-232-3333

A toilet supply line breaks in this home in Aurora, TX

12/31/2018 (Permalink)

A toilet supply line breaks during the night in this home in Aurora, TX.  Water damage affected the upstairs bathroom as well as several rooms downstairs.  The call was made after hours and SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth professionals responded FAST!  We sent our highly trained technicians out to assess the damage to begin the process of restoring  affected areas.  Baseboards had to be removed along with the carpet floated, drywall cut out, and subflooring had to be dried out for upstairs.  Our powerful equipment sped up the drying process to help minimize further water damage.  Overall, the homeowner was happy we were close by and responded so quickly!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. [[Franchise Name]] provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 817-232-3333

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

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

Hours 1 - 24:

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

48 Hours to 1 Week:

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

More Than 1 Week:

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

About SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth

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

Heavy Rain Storms flooded into home in Ft. Worth, TX

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Heavy rain storms caused flooding into home in Ft. Worth, TX.  The homeowner was out of town and was not aware of the storm damage until a week later.  Our trained technicians arrived fast to assess the damage to find signs of visible mold on the walls.  The contents in the garage were removed along with the saturated drywall in heavily affected areas.  Next, equipment was set up to help speed up the drying process.  The homeowner was pleased with the results and how we walked them through the job process.  

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

-Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 817-232-3333

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

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

Hours 1 - 24:

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

48 Hours to 1 Week:

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

More Than 1 Week:

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

About SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth

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

Entire Home flooded in Ft. Worth, TX

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

A home in Fort Worth, TX was broken into and toilets were taken leaving open pipes spraying clean water everywhere.   The home builder called SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth professionals to asses the damage immediately!  Water extraction began room by room and baseboards were removed before setting up drying equipment.  After water was extracted and entire home was dry, a pile of dust was left on the floors.  A good sweeping and clean up of home was completed for this job.  

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 817-232-3333

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

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

Hours 1 - 24:

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

48 Hours to 1 Week:

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

More Than 1 Week:

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

About SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth

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

Storm damage causes a big mess in this residential home in Azle, TX

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Heavy rainstorms caused this sun room in Azle, TX to flood and a big mess was left behind.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth arrived FAST to assess the storm damage.  Our highly trained technicians walked the homeowner through the job process step-by-step.  Laminate flooring, wet insulation, baseboards, and carpet padding were removed in affected areas before setting up drying equipment.  Overall, the homeowner was happy and in 5 days the job was complete.   

SERVPRO ofNorthwest Fort Worth specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Ft. Worth, Texas we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams to  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 817-232-3333

Water damage in Fort Worth, TX

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

A clogged bathtub caused water damage in this entire home in Ft. Worth, TX.  The before picture shows the bathtub completely filled with water.  SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth got the call and repsonded immeditely!  Our highly trained technicians unclogged the bathtub, extracted the water, and used a generator to set up drying equipment. After checking all drying materials and monitoring equipment the job was complete.  The home builder was happy with the results of the job.

SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 817-232-3333

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth 

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

Mold damage found in this residential home in Ft. Worth, TX

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

A bathroom leak causes mold damage in this residential home in Ft. Worth, TX. The customer immediately called SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth.  Our trained technicians responded FAST and walked the homeowner through the job process step-by-step.  After assessing the damage our technicians removed and disposed of the drywall, cabinets, dried the other wet materials in the bathroom closet and kitchen, remediated the mold damage, and prepared the rooms for reconstruction.  An air scrubber was placed in the kitchen area to control the spread of airborne mold spores and other contaminants.

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 817-232-3333

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth for mold remediation services.

Winter Storm Preparedness-Frozen Pipes

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Its that time of the year when freezing temperatures come when you least expect them, especially in Texas.  Frozen pipes are a common occurrence during the winter months.  Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes.  This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes.  No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.  If you have busted or broken pipes, call SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth immediately.

Why Choose a SERVPRO Franchise Professional?

 

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

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They're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. They have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

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They Use Advanced Water Restoration Equipment and Techniques

Their advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. They finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

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Regardless of the Storm Damage, They Can Help

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Ice and snowstorms
  • Wild fires

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 817-232-3333